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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.
19901,515147,852 Violator (135th)
by Depeche Mode
19911,539406,114 Nevermind (8th)
by Nirvana
19921,651233,327 Automatic For The People (56th)
by R.E.M.
19931,735246,887 In Utero (51st)
by Nirvana
19941,891414,292 Grace (42nd)
by Jeff Buckley
19951,967318,440 The Bends (16th)
by Radiohead
19962,103256,344 Pinkerton (97th)
by Weezer
19972,170401,877 OK Computer (1st)
by Radiohead
19982,105275,782 In The Aeroplane Over The Sea (18th)
by Neutral Milk Hotel
19992,334250,802 Ágætis Byrjun (65th)
by Sigur Rós
Total19,0102,951,717

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
541.

Ocean BeachUnited States Red House Painters
Year of Release:1995Appears in:66 charts
Rank in 1995:60Rank Score:610
Rank in 1990s541Overall Rank:2,689
Average Rating:  78/100 (83 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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542.

These DaysUnited States Bon Jovi
Year of Release:1995Appears in:31 charts
Rank in 1995:61Rank Score:609
Rank in 1990s542Overall Rank:2,695
Average Rating:  64/100 (72 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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543.

Anthems To The Welkin At DuskNorway Emperor
Year of Release:1997Appears in:29 charts
Rank in 1997:52Rank Score:604
Rank in 1990s543Overall Rank:2,716
Average Rating:  74/100 (41 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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544.

Psalm 69: The Way To Succeed And The Way To Suck EggsUnited States Ministry
Year of Release:1992Appears in:62 charts
Rank in 1992:54Rank Score:602
Rank in 1990s544Overall Rank:2,725
Average Rating:  77/100 (84 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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545.

Jars Of ClayUnited States Jars Of Clay
Year of Release:1995Appears in:34 charts
Rank in 1995:62Rank Score:596
Rank in 1990s545Overall Rank:2,740
Average Rating:  72/100 (30 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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546.

RubberneckUnited States The Toadies
Year of Release:1994Appears in:34 charts
Rank in 1994:67Rank Score:595
Rank in 1990s546Overall Rank:2,746
Average Rating:  75/100 (39 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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547.

The Red ShoesUnited Kingdom Kate Bush
Year of Release:1993Appears in:59 charts
Rank in 1993:52Rank Score:591
Rank in 1990s547Overall Rank:2,758
Average Rating:  73/100 (95 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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548.

Disco VolanteUnited States Mr. Bungle
Year of Release:1995Appears in:51 charts
Rank in 1995:63Rank Score:589
Rank in 1990s548Overall Rank:2,765
Average Rating:  78/100 (68 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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549.

BocanadaArgentina Gustavo Cerati
Year of Release:1999Appears in:44 charts
Rank in 1999:51Rank Score:589
Rank in 1990s549Overall Rank:2,767
Average Rating:  80/100 (28 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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550.

AmeriKKKa's Most WantedUnited States Ice Cube
Year of Release:1990Appears in:79 charts
Rank in 1990:46Rank Score:589
Rank in 1990s550Overall Rank:2,768
Average Rating:  78/100 (89 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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Best Albums of the 1990s composition

Year Albums %


1990 85 9%
1991 78 8%
1992 97 10%
1993 102 10%
1994 130 13%
1995 111 11%
1996 115 12%
1997 100 10%
1998 97 10%
1999 85 9%
Artist Albums %


The Flaming Lips 6 1%
Blur 6 1%
Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds 5 1%
Beck 5 1%
Manic Street Preachers 5 1%
Radiohead 5 1%
Aphex Twin 5 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 558 56%
United Kingdom 265 27%
Canada 33 3%
Australia 27 3%
Sweden 19 2%
Norway 15 2%
Mixed Nationality 13 1%
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