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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.
19902,062186,215 Violator (136th)
by Depeche Mode
19912,100482,188 Nevermind (10th)
by Nirvana
19922,191281,906 Automatic For The People (58th)
by R.E.M.
19932,262303,946 In Utero (52nd)
by Nirvana
19942,399494,300 Grace (50th)
by Jeff Buckley
19952,480372,512 The Bends (18th)
by Radiohead
19962,672306,857 Pinkerton (100th)
by Weezer
19972,689481,601 OK Computer (1st)
by Radiohead
19982,665328,236 In The Aeroplane Over The Sea (17th)
by Neutral Milk Hotel
19992,909299,203 Ágætis Byrjun (65th)
by Sigur Rós
Total24,4293,536,963

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
51.

ScreamadelicaUnited Kingdom Primal Scream
Year of Release:1991Appears in:580 charts
Rank in 1991:10Rank Score:11,491
Rank in 1990s51Overall Rank:247
Average Rating:  80/100 (760 votes)
Comments: 50 comments
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52.

Vs.United States Pearl Jam
Year of Release:1993Appears in:520 charts
Rank in 1993:5Rank Score:11,294
Rank in 1990s52Overall Rank:251
Average Rating:  79/100 (807 votes)
Comments: 48 comments
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53.

Ready To DieUnited States The Notorious B.I.G.
Year of Release:1994Appears in:491 charts
Rank in 1994:12Rank Score:10,936
Rank in 1990s53Overall Rank:259
Average Rating:  81/100 (628 votes)
Comments: 19 comments
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54.

The Colour And The ShapeUnited States Foo Fighters
Year of Release:1997Appears in:520 charts
Rank in 1997:7Rank Score:10,790
Rank in 1990s54Overall Rank:262
Average Rating:  78/100 (796 votes)
Comments: 53 comments
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55.

Music Has The Right To ChildrenUnited Kingdom Boards Of Canada
Year of Release:1998Appears in:488 charts
Rank in 1998:4Rank Score:10,245
Rank in 1990s55Overall Rank:276
Average Rating:  81/100 (587 votes)
Comments: 50 comments
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56.

Selected Ambient Works 85-92United Kingdom Aphex Twin
Year of Release:1992Appears in:501 charts
Rank in 1992:5Rank Score:10,220
Rank in 1990s56Overall Rank:279
Average Rating:  83/100 (640 votes)
Comments: 47 comments
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57.

Heaven Or Las VegasUnited Kingdom Cocteau Twins
Year of Release:1990Appears in:501 charts
Rank in 1990:2Rank Score:9,645
Rank in 1990s57Overall Rank:296
Average Rating:  83/100 (525 votes)
Comments: 36 comments
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58.

PostIceland Björk
Year of Release:1995Appears in:586 charts
Rank in 1995:5Rank Score:9,633
Rank in 1990s58Overall Rank:298
Average Rating:  81/100 (816 votes)
Comments: 37 comments
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59.

F♯A♯∞Canada Godspeed You! Black Emperor
Year of Release:1997Appears in:469 charts
Rank in 1997:8Rank Score:9,410
Rank in 1990s59Overall Rank:308
Average Rating:  84/100 (577 votes)
Comments: 39 comments
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60.

Blue LinesUnited Kingdom Massive Attack
Year of Release:1991Appears in:561 charts
Rank in 1991:11Rank Score:9,249
Rank in 1990s60Overall Rank:314
Average Rating:  80/100 (723 votes)
Comments: 41 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%
Green Day 5 1%
Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds 5 1%
Aphex Twin 5 1%
Radiohead 5 1%
Nirvana 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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