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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 20,000 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.
19901,235118,698 Violator (136th)
by Depeche Mode
19911,261344,022 Nevermind (6th)
by Nirvana
19921,323192,324 Automatic For The People (47th)
by R.E.M.
19931,458204,794 In Utero (45th)
by Nirvana
19941,577342,282 Grace (42nd)
by Jeff Buckley
19951,614268,623 The Bends (15th)
by Radiohead
19961,742205,570 Pinkerton (109th)
by Weezer
19971,794327,817 OK Computer (1st)
by Radiohead
19981,718229,209 In The Aeroplane Over The Sea (17th)
by Neutral Milk Hotel
19991,879202,246 Ágætis Byrjun (72nd)
by Sigur Rós
Total15,6012,435,585

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

OK ComputerUnited Kingdom Radiohead
Year of Release:1997Appears in:2,453 charts
Rank in 1997:1Rank Score:140,837
Rank in 1990s1Overall Rank:1
Average Rating: Top rated 91/100 (2,734 votes)
Comments: 483 comments
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2.

NevermindUnited States Nirvana
Year of Release:1991Appears in:1,780 charts
Rank in 1991:1Rank Score:81,506
Rank in 1990s2Overall Rank:6
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (2,271 votes)
Comments: 231 comments
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3.

The BendsUnited Kingdom Radiohead
Year of Release:1995Appears in:1,551 charts
Rank in 1995:1Rank Score:66,544
Rank in 1990s3Overall Rank:15
Average Rating: Top rated 87/100 (1,937 votes)
Comments: 164 comments
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4.

In The Aeroplane Over The SeaUnited States Neutral Milk Hotel
Year of Release:1998Appears in:1,290 charts
Rank in 1998:1Rank Score:60,725
Rank in 1990s4Overall Rank:17
Average Rating: Top rated 88/100 (1,360 votes)
Comments: 246 comments
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5.

LovelessIreland My Bloody Valentine
Year of Release:1991Appears in:1,066 charts
Rank in 1991:2Rank Score:43,049
Rank in 1990s5Overall Rank:29
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (1,121 votes)
Comments: 180 comments
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6.

TenUnited States Pearl Jam
Year of Release:1991Appears in:966 charts
Rank in 1991:3Rank Score:34,545
Rank in 1990s6Overall Rank:35
Average Rating:  82/100 (1,201 votes)
Comments: 89 comments
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7.

(What's The Story) Morning Glory?United Kingdom Oasis
Year of Release:1995Appears in:923 charts
Rank in 1995:2Rank Score:33,119
Rank in 1990s7Overall Rank:37
Average Rating:  80/100 (1,289 votes)
Comments: 133 comments
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8.

GraceUnited States Jeff Buckley
Year of Release:1994Appears in:899 charts
Rank in 1994:1Rank Score:30,889
Rank in 1990s8Overall Rank:42
Average Rating:  84/100 (995 votes)
Comments: 100 comments
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9.

In UteroUnited States Nirvana
Year of Release:1993Appears in:863 charts
Rank in 1993:1Rank Score:29,910
Rank in 1990s9Overall Rank:45
Average Rating:  84/100 (1,302 votes)
Comments: 96 comments
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10.

Automatic For The PeopleUnited States R.E.M.
Year of Release:1992Appears in:916 charts
Rank in 1992:1Rank Score:28,686
Rank in 1990s10Overall Rank:47
Average Rating:  84/100 (1,119 votes)
Comments: 103 comments
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Best Albums of the 1990s composition

Year Albums %


1990 84 8%
1991 80 8%
1992 99 10%
1993 103 10%
1994 126 13%
1995 108 11%
1996 112 11%
1997 101 10%
1998 98 10%
1999 89 9%
Artist Albums %


The Flaming Lips 6 1%
Blur 6 1%
Beck 5 1%
Manic Street Preachers 5 1%
Nirvana 5 1%
Tori Amos 5 1%
Ween 5 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 548 55%
United Kingdom 271 27%
Canada 35 4%
Australia 26 3%
Sweden 21 2%
Norway 14 1%
Mixed Nationality 12 1%
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