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Best Albums of the 1990s

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Listed below are the greatest albums of the 1990s as calculated from their overall rankings in over 38,000 greatest album charts.

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YearAlbums   The number of albums from each year featuring in the greatest album charts. Score   Total rank score for each year (made up of the total rank score from all albums in that year) Top Ranked Album   The top ranked album from each year and where it ranks in the overall chart.
19902,086187,462 Violator (130th)
by Depeche Mode
19912,138485,244 Nevermind (11th)
by Nirvana
19922,245284,643 Automatic For The People (57th)
by R.E.M.
19932,317306,910 In Utero (52nd)
by Nirvana
19942,430498,070 Grace (50th)
by Jeff Buckley
19952,527374,813 The Bends (18th)
by Radiohead
19962,702309,870 Pinkerton (100th)
by Weezer
19972,715485,015 OK Computer (1st)
by Radiohead
19982,697330,761 In The Aeroplane Over The Sea (17th)
by Neutral Milk Hotel
19992,936301,382 Ágætis Byrjun (67th)
by Sigur Rós
Total24,7933,564,170

The best artists of the 1990s were Radiohead, Nirvana, Neutral Milk Hotel, Oasis, The Smashing Pumpkins, Pearl Jam, My Bloody Valentine, Weezer, R.E.M. and Jeff Buckley.
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RankAlbumArtist
201.

YieldUnited States Pearl Jam
Year of Release:1998Appears in:202 charts
Rank in 1998:17Rank Score:2,687
Rank in 1990s201Overall Rank:945
Average Rating:  75/100 (389 votes)
Comments: 25 comments
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202.

The Man WhoUnited Kingdom Travis
Year of Release:1999Appears in:225 charts
Rank in 1999:24Rank Score:2,685
Rank in 1990s202Overall Rank:946
Average Rating:  75/100 (287 votes)
Comments: 16 comments
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203.

Black On Both SidesUnited States Mos Def
Year of Release:1999Appears in:232 charts
Rank in 1999:25Rank Score:2,679
Rank in 1990s203Overall Rank:947
Average Rating:  80/100 (278 votes)
Comments: 11 comments
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204.

TNTUnited States Tortoise
Year of Release:1998Appears in:197 charts
Rank in 1998:18Rank Score:2,669
Rank in 1990s204Overall Rank:950
Average Rating:  80/100 (227 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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205.

TidalUnited States Fiona Apple
Year of Release:1996Appears in:211 charts
Rank in 1996:26Rank Score:2,660
Rank in 1990s205Overall Rank:952
Average Rating:  79/100 (272 votes)
Comments: 12 comments
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206.

Last SplashUnited States The Breeders
Year of Release:1993Appears in:262 charts
Rank in 1993:18Rank Score:2,648
Rank in 1990s206Overall Rank:955
Average Rating:  78/100 (293 votes)
Comments: 9 comments
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207.

I Could Live In HopeUnited States Low
Year of Release:1994Appears in:197 charts
Rank in 1994:33Rank Score:2,643
Rank in 1990s207Overall Rank:959
Average Rating:  78/100 (216 votes)
Comments: 17 comments
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208.

InnuendoUnited Kingdom Queen
Year of Release:1991Appears in:203 charts
Rank in 1991:21Rank Score:2,639
Rank in 1990s208Overall Rank:962
Average Rating:  74/100 (354 votes)
Comments: 26 comments
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209.

ClarityUnited States Jimmy Eat World
Year of Release:1999Appears in:104 charts
Rank in 1999:26Rank Score:2,632
Rank in 1990s209Overall Rank:964
Average Rating:  74/100 (154 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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210.

No Need To ArgueIreland The Cranberries
Year of Release:1994Appears in:204 charts
Rank in 1994:34Rank Score:2,626
Rank in 1990s210Overall Rank:967
Average Rating:  74/100 (271 votes)
Comments: 11 comments
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Best Albums of the 1990s composition

Year Albums %


1990 83 8%
1991 82 8%
1992 99 10%
1993 103 10%
1994 127 13%
1995 107 11%
1996 109 11%
1997 101 10%
1998 101 10%
1999 88 9%
Artist Albums %


The Flaming Lips 6 1%
Blur 6 1%
The Smashing Pumpkins 5 1%
Sonic Youth 5 1%
Pavement 5 1%
Suede 5 1%
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds 5 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 545 55%
United Kingdom 259 26%
Canada 36 4%
Mixed Nationality 25 3%
Australia 25 3%
Sweden 18 2%
Ireland 14 1%
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