Best Albums of 1993

Listed below are the best albums of 1993 as calculated from their overall rankings in over 46,000 greatest album charts.

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1993 year summaryThe best artists of 1993 were The Smashing Pumpkins, Nirvana, Wu-Tang Clan, Slowdive, Pearl Jam, Björk, A Tribe Called Quest, Counting Crows, Suede and Red House Painters.
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1993
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24,153
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1993
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22,977
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1993
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14,946
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1993
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13,651
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1993
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6,666
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1993
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5,814
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1993
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4,585
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1993
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3,345
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1993
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3,133
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2,960
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Best Albums of 1993 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 11 1%
David Bowie 3 0%
Iron Maiden 3 0%
IQ 2 0%
王菲 [Faye Wong] 2 0%
Townes Van Zandt 2 0%
Slowdive 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 442 44%
United Kingdom 227 23%
Germany 38 4%
Canada 38 4%
Australia 30 3%
Mixed Nationality 30 3%
Sweden 21 2%
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Compilation? Albums %
No 927 93%
Yes 73 7%
Live? Albums %
No 972 97%
Yes 28 3%
Soundtrack? Albums %
No 992 99%
Yes 8 1%
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