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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.
19902,062186,106 Violator (136th)
by Depeche Mode
19912,100481,813 Nevermind (10th)
by Nirvana
19922,190281,732 Automatic For The People (58th)
by R.E.M.
19932,261303,730 In Utero (52nd)
by Nirvana
19942,396493,793 Grace (50th)
by Jeff Buckley
19952,480372,361 The Bends (18th)
by Radiohead
19962,672306,655 Pinkerton (100th)
by Weezer
19972,689481,269 OK Computer (1st)
by Radiohead
19982,665328,020 In The Aeroplane Over The Sea (17th)
by Neutral Milk Hotel
19992,909299,003 Ágætis Byrjun (65th)
by Sigur Rós
Total24,4243,534,483

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
231.

The Three E.P.'s
Compilation
United Kingdom The Beta Band
Year of Release:1998Appears in:148 charts
Rank in 1998:22Rank Score:2,244
Rank in 1990s231Overall Rank:1,110
Average Rating:  75/100 (186 votes)
Comments: 11 comments
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232.

There Is Nothing Left To LoseUnited States Foo Fighters
Year of Release:1999Appears in:177 charts
Rank in 1999:29Rank Score:2,235
Rank in 1990s232Overall Rank:1,114
Average Rating:  75/100 (351 votes)
Comments: 16 comments
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233.

BandwagonesqueUnited Kingdom Teenage Fanclub
Year of Release:1991Appears in:217 charts
Rank in 1991:23Rank Score:2,219
Rank in 1990s233Overall Rank:1,121
Average Rating:  79/100 (227 votes)
Comments: 15 comments
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234.

Version 2.0United States Garbage
Year of Release:1998Appears in:155 charts
Rank in 1998:23Rank Score:2,207
Rank in 1990s234Overall Rank:1,129
Average Rating:  76/100 (217 votes)
Comments: 9 comments
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235.

I Do Not Want What I Haven't GotIreland Sinéad O'Connor
Year of Release:1990Appears in:205 charts
Rank in 1990:15Rank Score:2,198
Rank in 1990s235Overall Rank:1,133
Average Rating:  74/100 (245 votes)
Comments: 18 comments
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236.

UsUnited Kingdom Peter Gabriel
Year of Release:1992Appears in:155 charts
Rank in 1992:20Rank Score:2,183
Rank in 1990s236Overall Rank:1,143
Average Rating:  75/100 (221 votes)
Comments: 9 comments
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237.

Ocean SongsAustralia Dirty Three
Year of Release:1998Appears in:134 charts
Rank in 1998:24Rank Score:2,178
Rank in 1990s237Overall Rank:1,149
Average Rating:  77/100 (143 votes)
Comments: 25 comments
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238.

Before These Crowded StreetsUnited States Dave Matthews Band
Year of Release:1998Appears in:96 charts
Rank in 1998:25Rank Score:2,174
Rank in 1990s238Overall Rank:1,150
Average Rating:  74/100 (180 votes)
Comments: 9 comments
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239.

Fashion NuggetUnited States Cake
Year of Release:1996Appears in:161 charts
Rank in 1996:28Rank Score:2,157
Rank in 1990s239Overall Rank:1,157
Average Rating:  75/100 (237 votes)
Comments: 9 comments
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240.

Make YourselfUnited States Incubus
Year of Release:1999Appears in:109 charts
Rank in 1999:30Rank Score:2,151
Rank in 1990s240Overall Rank:1,159
Average Rating:  74/100 (205 votes)
Comments: 8 comments
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Best Albums of the 1990s composition

Year Albums %


1990 85 9%
1991 85 9%
1992 100 10%
1993 103 10%
1994 127 13%
1995 108 11%
1996 108 11%
1997 99 10%
1998 100 10%
1999 85 9%
Artist Albums %


The Flaming Lips 6 1%
Blur 6 1%
Alice In Chains 5 1%
Tori Amos 5 1%
R.E.M. 5 1%
The Smashing Pumpkins 5 1%
Pavement 5 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 548 55%
United Kingdom 258 26%
Canada 36 4%
Mixed Nationality 26 3%
Australia 24 2%
Sweden 18 2%
Ireland 13 1%
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