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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 37,000 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.
19902,010183,391 Violator (132nd)
by Depeche Mode
19912,023476,486 Nevermind (10th)
by Nirvana
19922,094276,931 Automatic For The People (57th)
by R.E.M.
19932,142298,601 In Utero (52nd)
by Nirvana
19942,326486,711 Grace (49th)
by Jeff Buckley
19952,393369,201 The Bends (18th)
by Radiohead
19962,577301,697 Pinkerton (100th)
by Weezer
19972,605472,907 OK Computer (1st)
by Radiohead
19982,592323,499 In The Aeroplane Over The Sea (17th)
by Neutral Milk Hotel
19992,832294,909 Ágætis Byrjun (67th)
by Sigur Rós
Total23,5943,484,334

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
521.

Greatest Hits
Compilation
United States Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers
Year of Release:1993Appears in:50 charts
Rank in 1993:51Rank Score:770
Rank in 1990s521Overall Rank:2,622
Average Rating:  82/100 (149 votes)
Comments: 12 comments
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522.

AmeriKKKa's Most WantedUnited States Ice Cube
Year of Release:1990Appears in:109 charts
Rank in 1990:46Rank Score:763
Rank in 1990s522Overall Rank:2,635
Average Rating:  78/100 (116 votes)
Comments: 6 comments
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523.

And She Closed Her EyesSweden Stina Nordenstam
Year of Release:1994Appears in:51 charts
Rank in 1994:65Rank Score:760
Rank in 1990s523Overall Rank:2,644
Average Rating:  79/100 (45 votes)
Comments: 6 comments
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524.

DivaUnited Kingdom Annie Lennox
Year of Release:1992Appears in:81 charts
Rank in 1992:50Rank Score:758
Rank in 1990s524Overall Rank:2,647
Average Rating:  73/100 (82 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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525.

SlipknotUnited States Slipknot
Year of Release:1999Appears in:54 charts
Rank in 1999:50Rank Score:757
Rank in 1990s525Overall Rank:2,651
Average Rating:  69/100 (128 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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526.

Day For NightCanada The Tragically Hip
Year of Release:1994Appears in:51 charts
Rank in 1994:66Rank Score:754
Rank in 1990s526Overall Rank:2,660
Average Rating:  77/100 (42 votes)
Comments: 8 comments
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527.

Reachin' (A New Refutation Of Time And Space)United States Digable Planets
Year of Release:1993Appears in:57 charts
Rank in 1993:52Rank Score:751
Rank in 1990s527Overall Rank:2,662
Average Rating:  78/100 (54 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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528.

IngénueCanada k.d. lang
Year of Release:1992Appears in:89 charts
Rank in 1992:51Rank Score:747
Rank in 1990s528Overall Rank:2,676
Average Rating:  74/100 (80 votes)
Comments: 7 comments
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529.

NonsuchUnited Kingdom XTC
Year of Release:1992Appears in:74 charts
Rank in 1992:52Rank Score:742
Rank in 1990s529Overall Rank:2,685
Average Rating:  76/100 (92 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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530.

Diamonds And PearlsUnited States Prince & The New Power Generation
Year of Release:1991Appears in:95 charts
Rank in 1991:42Rank Score:739
Rank in 1990s530Overall Rank:2,698
Average Rating:  74/100 (142 votes)
Comments: 11 comments
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Best Albums of the 1990s composition

Year Albums %


1990 85 9%
1991 84 8%
1992 101 10%
1993 99 10%
1994 125 13%
1995 109 11%
1996 111 11%
1997 101 10%
1998 99 10%
1999 86 9%
Artist Albums %


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


United States 551 55%
United Kingdom 259 26%
Canada 35 4%
Australia 27 3%
Mixed Nationality 20 2%
Sweden 19 2%
Norway 14 1%
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