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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 16,000 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.
19901,016100,779 Violator (136th)
by Depeche Mode
19911,046308,093 Nevermind (6th)
by Nirvana
19921,098171,755 Automatic For The People (45th)
by R.E.M.
19931,212176,701 In Utero (43rd)
by Nirvana
19941,307300,374 Grace (40th)
by Jeff Buckley
19951,291235,609 The Bends (15th)
by Radiohead
19961,400180,336 Pinkerton (106th)
by Weezer
19971,432289,057 OK Computer (1st)
by Radiohead
19981,362200,041 In The Aeroplane Over The Sea (17th)
by Neutral Milk Hotel
19991,475180,591 Ágætis Byrjun [Agaetis Byrjun] (69th)
by Sigur Rós
Total12,6392,143,338

The best artists of the 1990s were Radiohead, Nirvana, Neutral Milk Hotel, Oasis, 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:2,110 charts
Rank in 1997:1Rank Score:123,933
Rank in 1990s1Overall Rank:1
Average Rating: 91/100 (2,277 votes)
Comments: 418 comments
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2.

NevermindUnited States Nirvana
Year of Release:1991Appears in:1,570 charts
Rank in 1991:1Rank Score:73,685
Rank in 1990s2Overall Rank:6
Average Rating: 86/100 (1,904 votes)
Comments: 201 comments
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3.

The BendsUnited Kingdom Radiohead
Year of Release:1995Appears in:1,309 charts
Rank in 1995:1Rank Score:58,048
Rank in 1990s3Overall Rank:15
Average Rating: 87/100 (1,611 votes)
Comments: 140 comments
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4.

In The Aeroplane Over The SeaUnited States Neutral Milk Hotel
Year of Release:1998Appears in:1,104 charts
Rank in 1998:1Rank Score:52,557
Rank in 1990s4Overall Rank:17
Average Rating: 87/100 (1,113 votes)
Comments: 215 comments
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5.

LovelessIreland My Bloody Valentine
Year of Release:1991Appears in:920 charts
Rank in 1991:2Rank Score:37,744
Rank in 1990s5Overall Rank:31
Average Rating: 86/100 (929 votes)
Comments: 154 comments
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TenUnited States Pearl Jam
Year of Release:1991Appears in:858 charts
Rank in 1991:3Rank Score:31,613
Rank in 1990s6Overall Rank:34
Average Rating: 82/100 (1,017 votes)
Comments: 77 comments
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7.

(What's The Story) Morning Glory?United Kingdom Oasis
Year of Release:1995Appears in:816 charts
Rank in 1995:2Rank Score:29,883
Rank in 1990s7Overall Rank:36
Average Rating: 80/100 (1,099 votes)
Comments: 112 comments
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8.

GraceUnited States Jeff Buckley
Year of Release:1994Appears in:777 charts
Rank in 1994:1Rank Score:27,725
Rank in 1990s8Overall Rank:40
Average Rating: 83/100 (846 votes)
Comments: 83 comments
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9.

In UteroUnited States Nirvana
Year of Release:1993Appears in:749 charts
Rank in 1993:1Rank Score:26,696
Rank in 1990s9Overall Rank:43
Average Rating: 83/100 (1,073 votes)
Comments: 83 comments
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10.

Automatic For The PeopleUnited States R.E.M.
Year of Release:1992Appears in:791 charts
Rank in 1992:1Rank Score:25,547
Rank in 1990s10Overall Rank:45
Average Rating: 84/100 (945 votes)
Comments: 92 comments
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Best Albums of the 1990s composition

Year Albums %


1990 77 8%
1991 83 8%
1992 103 10%
1993 99 10%
1994 124 12%
1995 111 11%
1996 107 11%
1997 106 11%
1998 97 10%
1999 93 9%
Artist Albums %


Blur 6 1%
Ween 6 1%
The Flaming Lips 6 1%
Nirvana 5 1%
Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds 5 1%
Manic Street Preachers 5 1%
Pearl Jam 5 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 538 54%
United Kingdom 265 27%
Canada 35 4%
Mexico 31 3%
Australia 25 3%
Sweden 19 2%
Norway 12 1%
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