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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.
19902,065186,135 Violator (133rd)
by Depeche Mode
19912,109481,867 Nevermind (10th)
by Nirvana
19922,196282,087 Automatic For The People (58th)
by R.E.M.
19932,266304,406 In Utero (52nd)
by Nirvana
19942,403494,371 Grace (50th)
by Jeff Buckley
19952,487372,188 The Bends (18th)
by Radiohead
19962,679306,900 Pinkerton (100th)
by Weezer
19972,691481,577 OK Computer (1st)
by Radiohead
19982,671328,296 In The Aeroplane Over The Sea (17th)
by Neutral Milk Hotel
19992,914299,148 Ágætis Byrjun (65th)
by Sigur Rós
Total24,4813,536,975

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
71.

August And Everything AfterUnited States Counting Crows
Year of Release:1993Appears in:354 charts
Rank in 1993:7Rank Score:7,421
Rank in 1990s71Overall Rank:370
Average Rating:  73/100 (504 votes)
Comments: 33 comments
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72.

Dog Man StarUnited Kingdom Suede
Year of Release:1994Appears in:339 charts
Rank in 1994:14Rank Score:7,326
Rank in 1990s72Overall Rank:374
Average Rating:  78/100 (404 votes)
Comments: 25 comments
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73.

Emergency & IUnited States The Dismemberment Plan
Year of Release:1999Appears in:335 charts
Rank in 1999:6Rank Score:7,326
Rank in 1990s73Overall Rank:375
Average Rating:  81/100 (396 votes)
Comments: 29 comments
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74.

The Boatman's CallAustralia Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds
Year of Release:1997Appears in:410 charts
Rank in 1997:10Rank Score:7,185
Rank in 1990s74Overall Rank:383
Average Rating:  81/100 (516 votes)
Comments: 21 comments
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75.

Rust In PeaceUnited States Megadeth
Year of Release:1990Appears in:320 charts
Rank in 1990:4Rank Score:6,912
Rank in 1990s75Overall Rank:393
Average Rating:  79/100 (548 votes)
Comments: 39 comments
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76.

BossanovaUnited States Pixies
Year of Release:1990Appears in:428 charts
Rank in 1990:5Rank Score:6,822
Rank in 1990s76Overall Rank:395
Average Rating:  79/100 (724 votes)
Comments: 36 comments
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77.

Bee ThousandUnited States Guided By Voices
Year of Release:1994Appears in:306 charts
Rank in 1994:15Rank Score:6,769
Rank in 1990s77Overall Rank:397
Average Rating:  80/100 (400 votes)
Comments: 31 comments
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78.

Angel DustUnited States Faith No More
Year of Release:1992Appears in:303 charts
Rank in 1992:7Rank Score:6,743
Rank in 1990s78Overall Rank:398
Average Rating:  78/100 (467 votes)
Comments: 27 comments
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79.

The Miseducation Of Lauryn HillUnited States Lauryn Hill
Year of Release:1998Appears in:411 charts
Rank in 1998:6Rank Score:6,636
Rank in 1990s79Overall Rank:400
Average Rating:  76/100 (573 votes)
Comments: 28 comments
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80.

SublimeUnited States Sublime
Year of Release:1996Appears in:326 charts
Rank in 1996:6Rank Score:6,604
Rank in 1990s80Overall Rank:401
Average Rating:  74/100 (482 votes)
Comments: 36 comments
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Best Albums of the 1990s composition

Year Albums %


1990 84 8%
1991 85 9%
1992 100 10%
1993 103 10%
1994 127 13%
1995 108 11%
1996 108 11%
1997 100 10%
1998 100 10%
1999 85 9%
Artist Albums %


The Flaming Lips 6 1%
Blur 6 1%
Nirvana 5 1%
Ween 5 1%
Beck 5 1%
Manic Street Preachers 5 1%
Pearl Jam 5 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 547 55%
United Kingdom 258 26%
Canada 36 4%
Mixed Nationality 26 3%
Australia 24 2%
Sweden 18 2%
Norway 13 1%
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