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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.
19902,072187,082 Violator (132nd)
by Depeche Mode
19912,121484,108 Nevermind (10th)
by Nirvana
19922,210282,711 Automatic For The People (58th)
by R.E.M.
19932,280305,314 In Utero (52nd)
by Nirvana
19942,418495,998 Grace (50th)
by Jeff Buckley
19952,510373,121 The Bends (18th)
by Radiohead
19962,690307,929 Pinkerton (100th)
by Weezer
19972,705482,898 OK Computer (1st)
by Radiohead
19982,680329,342 In The Aeroplane Over The Sea (17th)
by Neutral Milk Hotel
19992,928300,375 Ágætis Byrjun (65th)
by Sigur Rós
Total24,6143,548,877

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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511.

Psalm 69: The Way To Succeed And The Way To Suck EggsUnited States Ministry
Year of Release:1992Appears in:89 charts
Rank in 1992:48Rank Score:795
Rank in 1990s511Overall Rank:2,583
Average Rating:  76/100 (114 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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512.

Mighty Joe MoonUnited States Grant Lee Buffalo
Year of Release:1994Appears in:51 charts
Rank in 1994:63Rank Score:794
Rank in 1990s512Overall Rank:2,587
Average Rating:  73/100 (54 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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513.

Crazy WorldGermany Scorpions
Year of Release:1990Appears in:64 charts
Rank in 1990:43Rank Score:788
Rank in 1990s513Overall Rank:2,600
Average Rating:  72/100 (86 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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514.

Hourly, DailyAustralia You Am I
Year of Release:1996Appears in:36 charts
Rank in 1996:60Rank Score:788
Rank in 1990s514Overall Rank:2,602
Average Rating:  72/100 (36 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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515.


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Grave Dancers UnionUnited States Soul Asylum
Year of Release:1992Appears in:78 charts
Rank in 1992:49Rank Score:783
Rank in 1990s515Overall Rank:2,616
Average Rating:  71/100 (98 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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516.

SeamonstersUnited Kingdom The Wedding Present
Year of Release:1991Appears in:61 charts
Rank in 1991:41Rank Score:782
Rank in 1990s516Overall Rank:2,622
Average Rating:  78/100 (70 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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517.

'77 LiveJapan Les Rallizes Dénudés
Year of Release:1991Appears in:31 charts
Rank in 1991:42Rank Score:777
Rank in 1990s517Overall Rank:2,639
Average Rating:  76/100 (41 votes)
Comments: 6 comments
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518.

Cowboy BebopJapan シートベルツ [The Seatbelts]
Year of Release:1998Appears in:45 charts
Rank in 1998:59Rank Score:777
Rank in 1990s518Overall Rank:2,641
Average Rating:  78/100 (56 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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519.

Recovering The SatellitesUnited States Counting Crows
Year of Release:1996Appears in:60 charts
Rank in 1996:61Rank Score:776
Rank in 1990s519Overall Rank:2,643
Average Rating:  73/100 (118 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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520.

Gran TurismoSweden The Cardigans
Year of Release:1998Appears in:73 charts
Rank in 1998:60Rank Score:775
Rank in 1990s520Overall Rank:2,644
Average Rating:  73/100 (86 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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Best Albums of the 1990s composition

Year Albums %


1990 82 8%
1991 84 8%
1992 100 10%
1993 103 10%
1994 127 13%
1995 108 11%
1996 108 11%
1997 101 10%
1998 100 10%
1999 87 9%
Artist Albums %


The Flaming Lips 6 1%
Blur 6 1%
Alice In Chains 5 1%
Tori Amos 5 1%
R.E.M. 5 1%
The Smashing Pumpkins 5 1%
Sonic Youth 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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