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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 28,000 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.
19901,561151,112 Violator (133rd)
by Depeche Mode
19911,584416,220 Nevermind (7th)
by Nirvana
19921,698239,192 Automatic For The People (56th)
by R.E.M.
19931,781253,298 In Utero (52nd)
by Nirvana
19941,944423,573 Grace (42nd)
by Jeff Buckley
19952,035324,491 The Bends (17th)
by Radiohead
19962,173261,840 Pinkerton (99th)
by Weezer
19972,221411,546 OK Computer (1st)
by Radiohead
19982,173281,802 In The Aeroplane Over The Sea (18th)
by Neutral Milk Hotel
19992,408254,559 Ágætis Byrjun (64th)
by Sigur Rós
Total19,5783,017,634

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.

Backwash
Compilation
United Kingdom Talulah Gosh
Year of Release:1996Appears in:22 charts
Rank in 1996:113Rank Score:284
Rank in 1990s991Overall Rank:4,952
Average Rating:  75/100 (24 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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992.

There Is No-One What Will Take Care Of YouUnited States Palace Brothers
Year of Release:1993Appears in:34 charts
Rank in 1993:101Rank Score:284
Rank in 1990s992Overall Rank:4,954
Average Rating:  72/100 (33 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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993.

Some Girls Wander By Mistake
Compilation
United Kingdom The Sisters Of Mercy
Year of Release:1992Appears in:14 charts
Rank in 1992:100Rank Score:283
Rank in 1990s993Overall Rank:4,965
Average Rating:  73/100 (27 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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994.

L'École Du Micro D'ArgentFrance IAM
Year of Release:1997Appears in:12 charts
Rank in 1997:98Rank Score:282
Rank in 1990s994Overall Rank:4,971
Average Rating:  76/100 (15 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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995.

3 Years, 5 Months & 2 Days In The Life Of...United States Arrested Development
Year of Release:1992Appears in:66 charts
Rank in 1992:101Rank Score:282
Rank in 1990s995Overall Rank:4,978
Average Rating:  72/100 (81 votes)
Comments: 6 comments
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996.

American II: UnchainedUnited States Johnny Cash
Year of Release:1996Appears in:38 charts
Rank in 1996:114Rank Score:280
Rank in 1990s996Overall Rank:4,995
Average Rating:  78/100 (71 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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997.

Rufus WainwrightMixed Nationality Rufus Wainwright
Year of Release:1998Appears in:28 charts
Rank in 1998:98Rank Score:280
Rank in 1990s997Overall Rank:4,997
Average Rating:  75/100 (34 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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998.

Ixnay On The HombreUnited States The Offspring
Year of Release:1997Appears in:44 charts
Rank in 1997:99Rank Score:280
Rank in 1990s998Overall Rank:5,003
Average Rating:  73/100 (91 votes)
Comments: 8 comments
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999.

Call The DoctorUnited States Sleater-Kinney
Year of Release:1996Appears in:34 charts
Rank in 1996:115Rank Score:280
Rank in 1990s999Overall Rank:5,015
Average Rating:  77/100 (50 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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1000.

Everything I Long ForCanada Hayden
Year of Release:1995Appears in:12 charts
Rank in 1995:111Rank Score:278
Rank in 1990s1,000Overall Rank:5,034
Average Rating:  71/100 (19 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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Best Albums of the 1990s composition

Year Albums %


1990 82 8%
1991 78 8%
1992 101 10%
1993 101 10%
1994 131 13%
1995 111 11%
1996 115 12%
1997 99 10%
1998 98 10%
1999 84 8%
Artist Albums %


Blur 6 1%
The Flaming Lips 6 1%
R.E.M. 5 1%
The Smashing Pumpkins 5 1%
Suede 5 1%
Ween 5 1%
Green Day 5 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 560 56%
United Kingdom 265 27%
Canada 32 3%
Australia 28 3%
Sweden 18 2%
Norway 15 2%
Mixed Nationality 13 1%
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