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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.
19902,092187,817 Violator (130th)
by Depeche Mode
19912,145485,500 Nevermind (10th)
by Nirvana
19922,247284,756 Automatic For The People (57th)
by R.E.M.
19932,318306,992 In Utero (52nd)
by Nirvana
19942,431498,624 Grace (50th)
by Jeff Buckley
19952,530374,776 The Bends (18th)
by Radiohead
19962,702310,212 Pinkerton (100th)
by Weezer
19972,715485,080 OK Computer (1st)
by Radiohead
19982,700330,687 In The Aeroplane Over The Sea (17th)
by Neutral Milk Hotel
19992,936301,553 Ágætis Byrjun (66th)
by Sigur Rós
Total24,8163,565,997

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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71.

August And Everything AfterUnited States Counting Crows
Year of Release:1993Appears in:359 charts
Rank in 1993:7Rank Score:7,524
Rank in 1990s71Overall Rank:371
Average Rating:  73/100 (508 votes)
Comments: 33 comments
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72.

Emergency & IUnited States The Dismemberment Plan
Year of Release:1999Appears in:345 charts
Rank in 1999:6Rank Score:7,423
Rank in 1990s72Overall Rank:376
Average Rating:  81/100 (402 votes)
Comments: 29 comments
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73.

Dog Man StarUnited Kingdom Suede
Year of Release:1994Appears in:345 charts
Rank in 1994:14Rank Score:7,388
Rank in 1990s73Overall Rank:379
Average Rating:  78/100 (409 votes)
Comments: 25 comments
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74.

The Boatman's CallAustralia Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds
Year of Release:1997Appears in:418 charts
Rank in 1997:10Rank Score:7,240
Rank in 1990s74Overall Rank:382
Average Rating:  81/100 (522 votes)
Comments: 22 comments
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75.

Rust In PeaceUnited States Megadeth
Year of Release:1990Appears in:330 charts
Rank in 1990:4Rank Score:7,093
Rank in 1990s75Overall Rank:388
Average Rating:  79/100 (556 votes)
Comments: 40 comments
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76.

BossanovaUnited States Pixies
Year of Release:1990Appears in:441 charts
Rank in 1990:5Rank Score:7,067
Rank in 1990s76Overall Rank:390
Average Rating:  79/100 (732 votes)
Comments: 37 comments
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77.

Angel DustUnited States Faith No More
Year of Release:1992Appears in:311 charts
Rank in 1992:7Rank Score:6,850
Rank in 1990s77Overall Rank:397
Average Rating:  78/100 (472 votes)
Comments: 27 comments
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78.

Bee ThousandUnited States Guided By Voices
Year of Release:1994Appears in:308 charts
Rank in 1994:15Rank Score:6,797
Rank in 1990s78Overall Rank:398
Average Rating:  80/100 (402 votes)
Comments: 31 comments
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79.

The Miseducation Of Lauryn HillUnited States Lauryn Hill
Year of Release:1998Appears in:417 charts
Rank in 1998:6Rank Score:6,745
Rank in 1990s79Overall Rank:399
Average Rating:  76/100 (580 votes)
Comments: 29 comments
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80.

SublimeUnited States Sublime
Year of Release:1996Appears in:331 charts
Rank in 1996:6Rank Score:6,655
Rank in 1990s80Overall Rank:403
Average Rating:  74/100 (488 votes)
Comments: 36 comments
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Best Albums of the 1990s composition

Year Albums %


1990 83 8%
1991 82 8%
1992 99 10%
1993 103 10%
1994 127 13%
1995 107 11%
1996 109 11%
1997 101 10%
1998 101 10%
1999 88 9%
Artist Albums %


Blur 6 1%
The Flaming Lips 6 1%
Manic Street Preachers 5 1%
Pearl Jam 5 1%
Alice In Chains 5 1%
Tori Amos 5 1%
R.E.M. 5 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 545 55%
United Kingdom 259 26%
Canada 36 4%
Mixed Nationality 25 3%
Australia 25 3%
Sweden 18 2%
Ireland 14 1%
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