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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 14,000 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.
199089892,741 Violator (139th)
by Depeche Mode
1991928286,968 Nevermind (6th)
by Nirvana
1992978159,411 Automatic For The People (43rd)
by R.E.M.
19931,096161,473 In Utero (44th)
by Nirvana
19941,141277,199 Grace (39th)
by Jeff Buckley
19951,165219,330 The Bends (14th)
by Radiohead
19961,231165,691 Pinkerton (108th)
by Weezer
19971,288269,869 OK Computer (1st)
by Radiohead
19981,217181,590 In The Aeroplane Over The Sea (18th)
by Neutral Milk Hotel
19991,327166,481 Ágætis Byrjun [Agaes Byrjun] (69th)
by Sigur Rós
Total11,2691,980,754

The best artists of the 1990s were Radiohead, Nirvana, Oasis, Neutral Milk Hotel, Pearl Jam, The Smashing Pumpkins, My Bloody Valentine, R.E.M., Weezer and Red Hot Chili Peppers.
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1.

OK ComputerUnited Kingdom Radiohead
Year of Release:1997Appears in:1,988 charts
Rank in 1997:1Rank Score:119,178
Rank in 1990s1Overall Rank:1
Average Rating: 91/100 (2,121 votes)
Comments: 388 comments
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2.

NevermindUnited States Nirvana
Year of Release:1991Appears in:1,463 charts
Rank in 1991:1Rank Score:69,787
Rank in 1990s2Overall Rank:6
Average Rating: 86/100 (1,767 votes)
Comments: 190 comments
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3.

The BendsUnited Kingdom Radiohead
Year of Release:1995Appears in:1,224 charts
Rank in 1995:1Rank Score:55,634
Rank in 1990s3Overall Rank:14
Average Rating: 87/100 (1,494 votes)
Comments: 129 comments
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4.

In The Aeroplane Over The SeaUnited States Neutral Milk Hotel
Year of Release:1998Appears in:997 charts
Rank in 1998:1Rank Score:47,874
Rank in 1990s4Overall Rank:18
Average Rating: 87/100 (1,008 votes)
Comments: 196 comments
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5.

LovelessIreland My Bloody Valentine
Year of Release:1991Appears in:848 charts
Rank in 1991:2Rank Score:35,356
Rank in 1990s5Overall Rank:31
Average Rating: 86/100 (852 votes)
Comments: 144 comments
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6.

TenUnited States Pearl Jam
Year of Release:1991Appears in:793 charts
Rank in 1991:3Rank Score:29,898
Rank in 1990s6Overall Rank:34
Average Rating: 82/100 (941 votes)
Comments: 73 comments
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7.

(What's The Story) Morning Glory?United Kingdom Oasis
Year of Release:1995Appears in:754 charts
Rank in 1995:2Rank Score:28,193
Rank in 1990s7Overall Rank:36
Average Rating: 80/100 (1,022 votes)
Comments: 108 comments
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8.

GraceUnited States Jeff Buckley
Year of Release:1994Appears in:717 charts
Rank in 1994:1Rank Score:27,033
Rank in 1990s8Overall Rank:39
Average Rating: 83/100 (772 votes)
Comments: 78 comments
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9.

Automatic For The PeopleUnited States R.E.M.
Year of Release:1992Appears in:727 charts
Rank in 1992:1Rank Score:24,491
Rank in 1990s9Overall Rank:43
Average Rating: 84/100 (889 votes)
Comments: 89 comments
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10.

In UteroUnited States Nirvana
Year of Release:1993Appears in:679 charts
Rank in 1993:1Rank Score:24,443
Rank in 1990s10Overall Rank:44
Average Rating: 83/100 (981 votes)
Comments: 77 comments
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Best Albums of the 1990s composition

Year Albums %


1990 80 8%
1991 86 9%
1992 102 10%
1993 94 9%
1994 121 12%
1995 107 11%
1996 106 11%
1997 104 10%
1998 106 11%
1999 94 9%
Artist Albums %


Blur 6 1%
The Flaming Lips 6 1%
Pavement 5 1%
Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds 5 1%
R.E.M. 5 1%
The Smashing Pumpkins 5 1%
Suede 5 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 531 53%
United Kingdom 260 26%
Mexico 37 4%
Canada 35 4%
Australia 26 3%
Sweden 19 2%
Norway 14 1%
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