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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.
19902,054185,672 Violator (132nd)
by Depeche Mode
19912,078480,748 Nevermind (10th)
by Nirvana
19922,175280,627 Automatic For The People (58th)
by R.E.M.
19932,230303,001 In Utero (53rd)
by Nirvana
19942,384492,768 Grace (49th)
by Jeff Buckley
19952,460372,474 The Bends (18th)
by Radiohead
19962,652305,007 Pinkerton (101st)
by Weezer
19972,674479,739 OK Computer (1st)
by Radiohead
19982,651327,118 In The Aeroplane Over The Sea (17th)
by Neutral Milk Hotel
19992,896297,564 Ágætis Byrjun (65th)
by Sigur Rós
Total24,2543,524,717

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
51.

ScreamadelicaUnited Kingdom Primal Scream
Year of Release:1991Appears in:579 charts
Rank in 1991:10Rank Score:11,469
Rank in 1990s51Overall Rank:246
Average Rating:  80/100 (756 votes)
Comments: 48 comments
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52.

Vs.United States Pearl Jam
Year of Release:1993Appears in:516 charts
Rank in 1993:5Rank Score:11,322
Rank in 1990s52Overall Rank:249
Average Rating:  79/100 (805 votes)
Comments: 48 comments
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53.

Ready To DieUnited States The Notorious B.I.G.
Year of Release:1994Appears in:485 charts
Rank in 1994:12Rank Score:10,843
Rank in 1990s53Overall Rank:260
Average Rating:  81/100 (628 votes)
Comments: 18 comments
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54.

The Colour And The ShapeUnited States Foo Fighters
Year of Release:1997Appears in:517 charts
Rank in 1997:7Rank Score:10,790
Rank in 1990s54Overall Rank:261
Average Rating:  78/100 (794 votes)
Comments: 53 comments
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55.

Music Has The Right To ChildrenUnited Kingdom Boards Of Canada
Year of Release:1998Appears in:484 charts
Rank in 1998:4Rank Score:10,283
Rank in 1990s55Overall Rank:272
Average Rating:  81/100 (584 votes)
Comments: 50 comments
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56.

Selected Ambient Works 85-92United Kingdom Aphex Twin
Year of Release:1992Appears in:500 charts
Rank in 1992:5Rank Score:10,174
Rank in 1990s56Overall Rank:278
Average Rating:  83/100 (635 votes)
Comments: 47 comments
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57.

PostIceland Björk
Year of Release:1995Appears in:580 charts
Rank in 1995:5Rank Score:9,621
Rank in 1990s57Overall Rank:294
Average Rating:  81/100 (810 votes)
Comments: 37 comments
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58.

Heaven Or Las VegasUnited Kingdom Cocteau Twins
Year of Release:1990Appears in:494 charts
Rank in 1990:2Rank Score:9,497
Rank in 1990s58Overall Rank:302
Average Rating:  83/100 (522 votes)
Comments: 36 comments
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59.

F♯A♯∞Canada Godspeed You! Black Emperor
Year of Release:1997Appears in:465 charts
Rank in 1997:8Rank Score:9,350
Rank in 1990s59Overall Rank:310
Average Rating:  84/100 (573 votes)
Comments: 39 comments
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60.

AqueminiUnited States OutKast
Year of Release:1998Appears in:459 charts
Rank in 1998:5Rank Score:9,244
Rank in 1990s60Overall Rank:312
Average Rating:  82/100 (557 votes)
Comments: 25 comments
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Best Albums of the 1990s composition

Year Albums %


1990 83 8%
1991 86 9%
1992 99 10%
1993 102 10%
1994 127 13%
1995 109 11%
1996 108 11%
1997 101 10%
1998 100 10%
1999 85 9%
Artist Albums %


The Flaming Lips 6 1%
Blur 6 1%
R.E.M. 5 1%
The Smashing Pumpkins 5 1%
Sonic Youth 5 1%
Suede 5 1%
Pavement 5 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 550 55%
United Kingdom 258 26%
Canada 36 4%
Australia 25 3%
Mixed Nationality 23 2%
Sweden 18 2%
Ireland 13 1%
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