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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 30,000 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.
19901,627160,729 Violator (130th)
by Depeche Mode
19911,650432,180 Nevermind (10th)
by Nirvana
19921,778251,272 Automatic For The People (55th)
by R.E.M.
19931,848266,564 In Utero (53rd)
by Nirvana
19942,055442,207 Grace (42nd)
by Jeff Buckley
19952,147339,147 The Bends (18th)
by Radiohead
19962,275273,975 Pinkerton (103rd)
by Weezer
19972,310432,733 OK Computer (1st)
by Radiohead
19982,275295,779 In The Aeroplane Over The Sea (17th)
by Neutral Milk Hotel
19992,504267,569 Ágætis Byrjun (62nd)
by Sigur Rós
Total20,4693,162,156

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
991.

OlympianUnited Kingdom Gene
Year of Release:1995Appears in:20 charts
Rank in 1995:109Rank Score:301
Rank in 1990s991Overall Rank:4,947
Average Rating:  73/100 (24 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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992.

KamakiriadUnited States Donald Fagen
Year of Release:1993Appears in:33 charts
Rank in 1993:100Rank Score:300
Rank in 1990s992Overall Rank:4,951
Average Rating:  74/100 (33 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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993.

Vee VeeUnited States Archers Of Loaf
Year of Release:1995Appears in:17 charts
Rank in 1995:110Rank Score:300
Rank in 1990s993Overall Rank:4,954
Average Rating:  76/100 (19 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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994.

Mirror BlueUnited Kingdom Richard Thompson
Year of Release:1994Appears in:22 charts
Rank in 1994:128Rank Score:300
Rank in 1990s994Overall Rank:4,964
Average Rating:  76/100 (26 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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995.

When The Kite String PopsUnited States Acid Bath
Year of Release:1994Appears in:16 charts
Rank in 1994:129Rank Score:299
Rank in 1990s995Overall Rank:4,968
Average Rating:  76/100 (27 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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996.

Mercury FallingUnited Kingdom Sting
Year of Release:1996Appears in:37 charts
Rank in 1996:112Rank Score:299
Rank in 1990s996Overall Rank:4,969
Average Rating:  69/100 (47 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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997.

Submarine BellsNew Zealand The Chills
Year of Release:1990Appears in:33 charts
Rank in 1990:81Rank Score:299
Rank in 1990s997Overall Rank:4,973
Average Rating:  73/100 (38 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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998.

How To Measure A Planet?Netherlands The Gathering
Year of Release:1998Appears in:20 charts
Rank in 1998:98Rank Score:299
Rank in 1990s998Overall Rank:4,975
Average Rating:  79/100 (26 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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999.

Neon JunkiesNorway Matti Røssland
Year of Release:1996Appears in:7 charts
Rank in 1996:113Rank Score:298
Rank in 1990s999Overall Rank:4,987
Average Rating:  73/100 (12 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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1000.

How I Quit SmokingUnited States Lambchop
Year of Release:1996Appears in:35 charts
Rank in 1996:114Rank Score:298
Rank in 1990s1,000Overall Rank:4,989
Average Rating:  77/100 (38 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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Best Albums of the 1990s composition

Year Albums %


1990 81 8%
1991 79 8%
1992 103 10%
1993 100 10%
1994 129 13%
1995 110 11%
1996 114 11%
1997 100 10%
1998 98 10%
1999 86 9%
Artist Albums %


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


United States 556 56%
United Kingdom 259 26%
Canada 36 4%
Australia 30 3%
Sweden 18 2%
Ireland 16 2%
Norway 16 2%
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