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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.
19902,065186,223 Violator (133rd)
by Depeche Mode
19912,109482,298 Nevermind (10th)
by Nirvana
19922,196282,043 Automatic For The People (58th)
by R.E.M.
19932,266304,531 In Utero (52nd)
by Nirvana
19942,403494,832 Grace (50th)
by Jeff Buckley
19952,487372,684 The Bends (18th)
by Radiohead
19962,677307,228 Pinkerton (100th)
by Weezer
19972,690481,750 OK Computer (1st)
by Radiohead
19982,670328,527 In The Aeroplane Over The Sea (17th)
by Neutral Milk Hotel
19992,913299,379 Ágætis Byrjun (65th)
by Sigur Rós
Total24,4763,539,494

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
321.

Black Foliage: Animation Music Vol. 1United States The Olivia Tremor Control
Year of Release:1999Appears in:77 charts
Rank in 1999:34Rank Score:1,547
Rank in 1990s321Overall Rank:1,515
Average Rating:  79/100 (110 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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322.

Spilt MilkUnited States Jellyfish
Year of Release:1993Appears in:76 charts
Rank in 1993:26Rank Score:1,530
Rank in 1990s322Overall Rank:1,524
Average Rating:  74/100 (80 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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323.

Antichrist SuperstarUnited States Marilyn Manson
Year of Release:1996Appears in:119 charts
Rank in 1996:33Rank Score:1,528
Rank in 1990s323Overall Rank:1,525
Average Rating:  68/100 (231 votes)
Comments: 11 comments
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324.

Grand PrixUnited Kingdom Teenage Fanclub
Year of Release:1995Appears in:114 charts
Rank in 1995:30Rank Score:1,501
Rank in 1990s324Overall Rank:1,541
Average Rating:  78/100 (126 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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325.

Stanley RoadUnited Kingdom Paul Weller
Year of Release:1995Appears in:132 charts
Rank in 1995:31Rank Score:1,499
Rank in 1990s325Overall Rank:1,544
Average Rating:  77/100 (142 votes)
Comments: 6 comments
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326.

From The Choirgirl HotelUnited States Tori Amos
Year of Release:1998Appears in:85 charts
Rank in 1998:37Rank Score:1,489
Rank in 1990s326Overall Rank:1,555
Average Rating:  76/100 (138 votes)
Comments: 10 comments
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327.

Celebrity SkinUnited States Hole
Year of Release:1998Appears in:110 charts
Rank in 1998:38Rank Score:1,480
Rank in 1990s327Overall Rank:1,559
Average Rating:  72/100 (178 votes)
Comments: 10 comments
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328.

Ben Folds FiveUnited States Ben Folds Five
Year of Release:1995Appears in:97 charts
Rank in 1995:32Rank Score:1,478
Rank in 1990s328Overall Rank:1,560
Average Rating:  78/100 (101 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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329.

The Don Killuminati: The 7 Day TheoryUnited States Makaveli
Year of Release:1996Appears in:80 charts
Rank in 1996:34Rank Score:1,477
Rank in 1990s329Overall Rank:1,563
Average Rating:  78/100 (127 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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330.

FaceliftUnited States Alice In Chains
Year of Release:1990Appears in:131 charts
Rank in 1990:24Rank Score:1,476
Rank in 1990s330Overall Rank:1,564
Average Rating:  76/100 (270 votes)
Comments: 12 comments
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Best Albums of the 1990s composition

Year Albums %


1990 84 8%
1991 85 9%
1992 100 10%
1993 103 10%
1994 127 13%
1995 108 11%
1996 108 11%
1997 100 10%
1998 100 10%
1999 85 9%
Artist Albums %


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


United States 547 55%
United Kingdom 258 26%
Canada 36 4%
Mixed Nationality 26 3%
Australia 24 2%
Sweden 18 2%
Norway 13 1%
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