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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.
19901,514147,599 Violator (136th)
by Depeche Mode
19911,537405,441 Nevermind (8th)
by Nirvana
19921,651233,114 Automatic For The People (56th)
by R.E.M.
19931,734246,391 In Utero (51st)
by Nirvana
19941,891413,147 Grace (42nd)
by Jeff Buckley
19951,965318,032 The Bends (16th)
by Radiohead
19962,101255,544 Pinkerton (97th)
by Weezer
19972,168401,547 OK Computer (1st)
by Radiohead
19982,104275,399 In The Aeroplane Over The Sea (18th)
by Neutral Milk Hotel
19992,334250,450 Ágætis Byrjun (65th)
by Sigur Rós
Total18,9992,946,666

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
671.

Gold MotherUnited Kingdom James
Year of Release:1990Appears in:40 charts
Rank in 1990:57Rank Score:466
Rank in 1990s671Overall Rank:3,278
Average Rating:  73/100 (43 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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672.

13 HumlerNorway Vamp
Year of Release:1996Appears in:11 charts
Rank in 1996:73Rank Score:466
Rank in 1990s672Overall Rank:3,283
Average Rating:  73/100 (17 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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673.

janet.United States Janet Jackson
Year of Release:1993Appears in:47 charts
Rank in 1993:68Rank Score:465
Rank in 1990s673Overall Rank:3,286
Average Rating:  68/100 (70 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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674.

Savage GardenAustralia Savage Garden
Year of Release:1997Appears in:42 charts
Rank in 1997:68Rank Score:465
Rank in 1990s674Overall Rank:3,291
Average Rating:  67/100 (53 votes)
Comments: 6 comments
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675.

First Band On The MoonSweden The Cardigans
Year of Release:1996Appears in:45 charts
Rank in 1996:74Rank Score:463
Rank in 1990s675Overall Rank:3,303
Average Rating:  72/100 (60 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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676.

The Globe SessionsUnited States Sheryl Crow
Year of Release:1998Appears in:36 charts
Rank in 1998:70Rank Score:462
Rank in 1990s676Overall Rank:3,310
Average Rating:  69/100 (65 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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677.

In The Nightside EclipseNorway Emperor
Year of Release:1994Appears in:32 charts
Rank in 1994:85Rank Score:461
Rank in 1990s677Overall Rank:3,314
Average Rating:  78/100 (54 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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BocesUnited States Mercury Rev
Year of Release:1993Appears in:51 charts
Rank in 1993:69Rank Score:460
Rank in 1990s678Overall Rank:3,315
Average Rating:  77/100 (75 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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679.

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United States James Brown
Year of Release:1991Appears in:25 charts
Rank in 1991:52Rank Score:460
Rank in 1990s679Overall Rank:3,316
Average Rating:  72/100 (80 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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680.

EroticaUnited States Madonna
Year of Release:1992Appears in:41 charts
Rank in 1992:68Rank Score:459
Rank in 1990s680Overall Rank:3,326
Average Rating:  66/100 (100 votes)
Comments: 3 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 %


The Flaming Lips 6 1%
Blur 6 1%
Pearl Jam 5 1%
Pavement 5 1%
R.E.M. 5 1%
The Smashing Pumpkins 5 1%
Suede 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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