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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 27,000 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.
19901,512147,589 Violator (136th)
by Depeche Mode
19911,535405,966 Nevermind (8th)
by Nirvana
19921,651232,998 Automatic For The People (55th)
by R.E.M.
19931,733246,795 In Utero (51st)
by Nirvana
19941,888413,635 Grace (42nd)
by Jeff Buckley
19951,962317,982 The Bends (16th)
by Radiohead
19962,097255,463 Pinkerton (97th)
by Weezer
19972,168401,534 OK Computer (1st)
by Radiohead
19982,102275,825 In The Aeroplane Over The Sea (18th)
by Neutral Milk Hotel
19992,331250,355 Ágætis Byrjun (64th)
by Sigur Rós
Total18,9792,948,140

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
501.

Gran TurismoSweden The Cardigans
Year of Release:1998Appears in:58 charts
Rank in 1998:57Rank Score:698
Rank in 1990s501Overall Rank:2,414
Average Rating:  72/100 (68 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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502.

WeldMixed Nationality Neil Young And Crazy Horse
Year of Release:1991Appears in:70 charts
Rank in 1991:39Rank Score:696
Rank in 1990s502Overall Rank:2,422
Average Rating:  75/100 (93 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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503.

Nightfall In Middle-EarthGermany Blind Guardian
Year of Release:1998Appears in:27 charts
Rank in 1998:58Rank Score:693
Rank in 1990s503Overall Rank:2,429
Average Rating:  74/100 (52 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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504.

Mighty Joe MoonUnited States Grant Lee Buffalo
Year of Release:1994Appears in:41 charts
Rank in 1994:62Rank Score:692
Rank in 1990s504Overall Rank:2,433
Average Rating:  74/100 (43 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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505.

Second Toughest In The InfantsUnited Kingdom Underworld
Year of Release:1996Appears in:56 charts
Rank in 1996:58Rank Score:690
Rank in 1990s505Overall Rank:2,437
Average Rating:  77/100 (65 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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506.

RootsBrazil Sepultura
Year of Release:1996Appears in:52 charts
Rank in 1996:59Rank Score:688
Rank in 1990s506Overall Rank:2,443
Average Rating:  76/100 (81 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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507.

Crazy WorldGermany Scorpions
Year of Release:1990Appears in:44 charts
Rank in 1990:39Rank Score:687
Rank in 1990s507Overall Rank:2,448
Average Rating:  74/100 (62 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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508.

Icky MettleUnited States Archers Of Loaf
Year of Release:1993Appears in:50 charts
Rank in 1993:50Rank Score:686
Rank in 1990s508Overall Rank:2,450
Average Rating:  79/100 (60 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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509.

98.12.28 Otokotachi No WakareJapan フィッシュマンズ [Fishmans]
Year of Release:1999Appears in:21 charts
Rank in 1999:49Rank Score:685
Rank in 1990s509Overall Rank:2,452
Average Rating:  83/100 (18 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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510.

Fear Of The DarkUnited Kingdom Iron Maiden
Year of Release:1992Appears in:44 charts
Rank in 1992:50Rank Score:683
Rank in 1990s510Overall Rank:2,459
Average Rating:  71/100 (112 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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Best Albums of the 1990s composition

Year Albums %


1990 85 9%
1991 79 8%
1992 96 10%
1993 102 10%
1994 130 13%
1995 111 11%
1996 115 12%
1997 100 10%
1998 97 10%
1999 85 9%
Artist Albums %


Blur 6 1%
The Flaming Lips 6 1%
Nirvana 5 1%
Alice In Chains 5 1%
Tori Amos 5 1%
Pearl Jam 5 1%
Pavement 5 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 557 56%
United Kingdom 265 27%
Canada 33 3%
Australia 28 3%
Sweden 19 2%
Norway 15 2%
Mixed Nationality 13 1%
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