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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.
19902,092187,995 Violator (130th)
by Depeche Mode
19912,145485,558 Nevermind (10th)
by Nirvana
19922,248284,758 Automatic For The People (57th)
by R.E.M.
19932,319306,893 In Utero (53rd)
by Nirvana
19942,431498,612 Grace (49th)
by Jeff Buckley
19952,532374,856 The Bends (18th)
by Radiohead
19962,702310,115 Pinkerton (100th)
by Weezer
19972,715485,193 OK Computer (1st)
by Radiohead
19982,701331,003 In The Aeroplane Over The Sea (17th)
by Neutral Milk Hotel
19992,936301,524 Ágætis Byrjun (66th)
by Sigur Rós
Total24,8213,566,506

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
381.

Jesus FreakUnited States dc Talk
Year of Release:1995Appears in:38 charts
Rank in 1995:43Rank Score:1,244
Rank in 1990s381Overall Rank:1,841
Average Rating:  71/100 (46 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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382.

People's Instinctive Travels And The Paths Of RhythmUnited States A Tribe Called Quest
Year of Release:1990Appears in:166 charts
Rank in 1990:31Rank Score:1,242
Rank in 1990s382Overall Rank:1,845
Average Rating:  79/100 (217 votes)
Comments: 9 comments
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383.

GirlfriendUnited States Matthew Sweet
Year of Release:1991Appears in:105 charts
Rank in 1991:29Rank Score:1,241
Rank in 1990s383Overall Rank:1,847
Average Rating:  77/100 (131 votes)
Comments: 6 comments
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384.

MTV UnpluggedUnited States Alice In Chains
Year of Release:1996Appears in:82 charts
Rank in 1996:39Rank Score:1,231
Rank in 1990s384Overall Rank:1,857
Average Rating:  78/100 (183 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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385.

SoupUnited States Blind Melon
Year of Release:1995Appears in:66 charts
Rank in 1995:44Rank Score:1,228
Rank in 1990s385Overall Rank:1,861
Average Rating:  73/100 (90 votes)
Comments: 8 comments
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386.

ElasticaUnited Kingdom Elastica
Year of Release:1995Appears in:130 charts
Rank in 1995:45Rank Score:1,222
Rank in 1990s386Overall Rank:1,870
Average Rating:  76/100 (148 votes)
Comments: 6 comments
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387.

Frizzle FryUnited States Primus
Year of Release:1990Appears in:91 charts
Rank in 1990:32Rank Score:1,215
Rank in 1990s387Overall Rank:1,876
Average Rating:  75/100 (145 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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388.

Jordan: The ComebackUnited Kingdom Prefab Sprout
Year of Release:1990Appears in:67 charts
Rank in 1990:33Rank Score:1,212
Rank in 1990s388Overall Rank:1,880
Average Rating:  76/100 (70 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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389.

Everybody Else Is Doing It, So Why Can't We?Ireland The Cranberries
Year of Release:1993Appears in:160 charts
Rank in 1993:33Rank Score:1,208
Rank in 1990s389Overall Rank:1,887
Average Rating:  75/100 (186 votes)
Comments: 13 comments
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390.

FilosofemNorway Burzum
Year of Release:1996Appears in:93 charts
Rank in 1996:40Rank Score:1,207
Rank in 1990s390Overall Rank:1,891
Average Rating:  75/100 (139 votes)
Comments: 12 comments
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Best Albums of the 1990s composition

Year Albums %


1990 83 8%
1991 83 8%
1992 98 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%
Sonic Youth 5 1%
Pavement 5 1%
Suede 5 1%
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds 5 1%
Green Day 5 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 544 54%
United Kingdom 259 26%
Canada 36 4%
Mixed Nationality 26 3%
Australia 25 3%
Sweden 18 2%
Ireland 14 1%
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