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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 24,000 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.
19901,421136,637 Violator (136th)
by Depeche Mode
19911,449383,823 Nevermind (7th)
by Nirvana
19921,535219,287 Automatic For The People (50th)
by R.E.M.
19931,629234,742 In Utero (46th)
by Nirvana
19941,761392,975 Grace (42nd)
by Jeff Buckley
19951,841304,390 The Bends (16th)
by Radiohead
19961,975239,289 Pinkerton (94th)
by Weezer
19972,016377,951 OK Computer (1st)
by Radiohead
19981,953264,322 In The Aeroplane Over The Sea (17th)
by Neutral Milk Hotel
19992,151233,878 Ágætis Byrjun (69th)
by Sigur Rós
Total17,7312,787,294

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
1.

OK ComputerUnited Kingdom Radiohead
Year of Release:1997Appears in:2,880 charts
Rank in 1997:1Rank Score:161,636
Rank in 1990s1Overall Rank:1
Average Rating: Top rated 91/100 (3,324 votes)
Comments: 574 comments
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2.

NevermindUnited States Nirvana
Year of Release:1991Appears in:2,026 charts
Rank in 1991:1Rank Score:89,431
Rank in 1990s2Overall Rank:7
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (2,732 votes)
Comments: 292 comments
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3.

The BendsUnited Kingdom Radiohead
Year of Release:1995Appears in:1,795 charts
Rank in 1995:1Rank Score:75,608
Rank in 1990s3Overall Rank:16
Average Rating: Top rated 88/100 (2,401 votes)
Comments: 208 comments
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4.

In The Aeroplane Over The SeaUnited States Neutral Milk Hotel
Year of Release:1998Appears in:1,548 charts
Rank in 1998:1Rank Score:73,757
Rank in 1990s4Overall Rank:17
Average Rating: Top rated 88/100 (1,719 votes)
Comments: 290 comments
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5.

LovelessIreland My Bloody Valentine
Year of Release:1991Appears in:1,258 charts
Rank in 1991:2Rank Score:48,892
Rank in 1990s5Overall Rank:27
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (1,395 votes)
Comments: 203 comments
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6.

TenUnited States Pearl Jam
Year of Release:1991Appears in:1,116 charts
Rank in 1991:3Rank Score:38,718
Rank in 1990s6Overall Rank:37
Average Rating:  82/100 (1,430 votes)
Comments: 112 comments
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7.

(What's The Story) Morning Glory?United Kingdom Oasis
Year of Release:1995Appears in:1,068 charts
Rank in 1995:2Rank Score:36,761
Rank in 1990s7Overall Rank:41
Average Rating:  81/100 (1,553 votes)
Comments: 152 comments
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8.

GraceUnited States Jeff Buckley
Year of Release:1994Appears in:1,058 charts
Rank in 1994:1Rank Score:35,333
Rank in 1990s8Overall Rank:42
Average Rating:  84/100 (1,190 votes)
Comments: 116 comments
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9.

In UteroUnited States Nirvana
Year of Release:1993Appears in:1,021 charts
Rank in 1993:1Rank Score:33,524
Rank in 1990s9Overall Rank:46
Average Rating:  84/100 (1,576 votes)
Comments: 118 comments
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10.

Automatic For The PeopleUnited States R.E.M.
Year of Release:1992Appears in:1,061 charts
Rank in 1992:1Rank Score:31,717
Rank in 1990s10Overall Rank:50
Average Rating:  84/100 (1,308 votes)
Comments: 114 comments
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Best Albums of the 1990s composition

Year Albums %


1990 81 8%
1991 81 8%
1992 99 10%
1993 99 10%
1994 129 13%
1995 108 11%
1996 120 12%
1997 98 10%
1998 100 10%
1999 85 9%
Artist Albums %


Blur 6 1%
Pearl Jam 5 1%
Alice In Chains 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 561 56%
United Kingdom 260 26%
Canada 34 3%
Australia 26 3%
Sweden 18 2%
Norway 15 2%
Mixed Nationality 14 1%
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