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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 28,000 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.
19901,561151,102 Violator (132nd)
by Depeche Mode
19911,584416,139 Nevermind (7th)
by Nirvana
19921,698239,191 Automatic For The People (56th)
by R.E.M.
19931,781253,200 In Utero (52nd)
by Nirvana
19941,944423,222 Grace (42nd)
by Jeff Buckley
19952,035324,453 The Bends (17th)
by Radiohead
19962,173261,674 Pinkerton (99th)
by Weezer
19972,221411,505 OK Computer (1st)
by Radiohead
19982,172281,761 In The Aeroplane Over The Sea (18th)
by Neutral Milk Hotel
19992,396254,459 Ágætis Byrjun (64th)
by Sigur Rós
Total19,5653,016,705

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.

A.M.United States Wilco
Year of Release:1995Appears in:66 charts
Rank in 1995:78Rank Score:477
Rank in 1990s671Overall Rank:3,281
Average Rating:  74/100 (128 votes)
Comments: 12 comments
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672.

Hi Fi WayAustralia You Am I
Year of Release:1995Appears in:19 charts
Rank in 1995:79Rank Score:476
Rank in 1990s672Overall Rank:3,283
Average Rating:  72/100 (23 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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673.

Lennon Legend
Compilation
United Kingdom John Lennon
Year of Release:1997Appears in:19 charts
Rank in 1997:67Rank Score:471
Rank in 1990s673Overall Rank:3,295
Average Rating:  81/100 (90 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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674.

Swans Are DeadUnited States Swans
Year of Release:1998Appears in:23 charts
Rank in 1998:68Rank Score:471
Rank in 1990s674Overall Rank:3,298
Average Rating:  76/100 (39 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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675.

Music Is Rotted One NoteUnited Kingdom Squarepusher
Year of Release:1998Appears in:30 charts
Rank in 1998:69Rank Score:469
Rank in 1990s675Overall Rank:3,311
Average Rating:  73/100 (37 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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676.

Euphoria MorningUnited States Chris Cornell
Year of Release:1999Appears in:33 charts
Rank in 1999:61Rank Score:468
Rank in 1990s676Overall Rank:3,326
Average Rating:  71/100 (57 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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677.

First Band On The MoonSweden The Cardigans
Year of Release:1996Appears in:46 charts
Rank in 1996:73Rank Score:467
Rank in 1990s677Overall Rank:3,327
Average Rating:  72/100 (60 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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678.

Bergtatt – Et eeventyr i 5 capitlerNorway Ulver
Year of Release:1995Appears in:46 charts
Rank in 1995:80Rank Score:467
Rank in 1990s678Overall Rank:3,329
Average Rating:  77/100 (62 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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679.

My Own PrisonUnited States Creed
Year of Release:1997Appears in:35 charts
Rank in 1997:68Rank Score:467
Rank in 1990s679Overall Rank:3,330
Average Rating:  52/100 (94 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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680.

IIIUnited States Sebadoh
Year of Release:1991Appears in:53 charts
Rank in 1991:52Rank Score:466
Rank in 1990s680Overall Rank:3,338
Average Rating:  76/100 (65 votes)
Comments: 6 comments
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Best Albums of the 1990s composition

Year Albums %


1990 82 8%
1991 78 8%
1992 101 10%
1993 101 10%
1994 131 13%
1995 111 11%
1996 115 12%
1997 99 10%
1998 98 10%
1999 84 8%
Artist Albums %


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


United States 560 56%
United Kingdom 265 27%
Canada 32 3%
Australia 28 3%
Sweden 18 2%
Norway 15 2%
Mixed Nationality 13 1%
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