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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.
199089692,225 Violator (139th)
by Depeche Mode
1991925285,661 Nevermind (6th)
by Nirvana
1992975158,929 Automatic For The People (43rd)
by R.E.M.
19931,092161,268 In Utero (44th)
by Nirvana
19941,134275,908 Grace (40th)
by Jeff Buckley
19951,164218,715 The Bends (15th)
by Radiohead
19961,227165,887 Pinkerton (108th)
by Weezer
19971,283268,792 OK Computer (1st)
by Radiohead
19981,215180,938 In The Aeroplane Over The Sea (18th)
by Neutral Milk Hotel
19991,316165,661 Ágætis Byrjun (69th)
by Sigur Rós
Total11,2271,973,983

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:1,981 charts
Rank in 1997:1Rank Score:118,268
Rank in 1990s1Overall Rank:1
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2.

NevermindUnited States Nirvana
Year of Release:1991Appears in:1,457 charts
Rank in 1991:1Rank Score:69,569
Rank in 1990s2Overall Rank:6
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3.

The BendsUnited Kingdom Radiohead
Year of Release:1995Appears in:1,216 charts
Rank in 1995:1Rank Score:55,050
Rank in 1990s3Overall Rank:15
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4.

In The Aeroplane Over The SeaUnited States Neutral Milk Hotel
Year of Release:1998Appears in:995 charts
Rank in 1998:1Rank Score:47,714
Rank in 1990s4Overall Rank:19
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5.

LovelessIreland My Bloody Valentine
Year of Release:1991Appears in:842 charts
Rank in 1991:2Rank Score:35,062
Rank in 1990s5Overall Rank:31
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6.

TenUnited States Pearl Jam
Year of Release:1991Appears in:791 charts
Rank in 1991:3Rank Score:29,707
Rank in 1990s6Overall Rank:34
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7.

(What's The Story) Morning Glory?United Kingdom Oasis
Year of Release:1995Appears in:749 charts
Rank in 1995:2Rank Score:28,073
Rank in 1990s7Overall Rank:36
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8.

GraceUnited States Jeff Buckley
Year of Release:1994Appears in:710 charts
Rank in 1994:1Rank Score:26,868
Rank in 1990s8Overall Rank:40
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9.

Automatic For The PeopleUnited States R.E.M.
Year of Release:1992Appears in:726 charts
Rank in 1992:1Rank Score:24,508
Rank in 1990s9Overall Rank:43
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10.

In UteroUnited States Nirvana
Year of Release:1993Appears in:677 charts
Rank in 1993:1Rank Score:24,413
Rank in 1990s10Overall Rank:44
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Best Albums of the 1990s composition

Year Albums %


1990 80 8%
1991 85 9%
1992 103 10%
1993 94 9%
1994 121 12%
1995 108 11%
1996 105 11%
1997 103 10%
1998 107 11%
1999 94 9%
Artist Albums %


Blur 6 1%
The Flaming Lips 6 1%
Nirvana 5 1%
Pavement 5 1%
Suede 5 1%
Pearl Jam 5 1%
Metallica 5 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 532 53%
United Kingdom 260 26%
Mexico 37 4%
Canada 34 3%
Australia 25 3%
Sweden 20 2%
Norway 14 1%
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