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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 15,000 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.
199095796,645 Violator (137th)
by Depeche Mode
1991989301,546 Nevermind (6th)
by Nirvana
19921,037167,532 Automatic For The People (45th)
by R.E.M.
19931,157171,151 In Utero (43rd)
by Nirvana
19941,224292,762 Grace (40th)
by Jeff Buckley
19951,240229,564 The Bends (15th)
by Radiohead
19961,312173,907 Pinkerton (107th)
by Weezer
19971,361282,311 OK Computer (1st)
by Radiohead
19981,280193,769 In The Aeroplane Over The Sea (17th)
by Neutral Milk Hotel
19991,403174,803 Ágætis Byrjun [Agaes Byrjun] (70th)
by Sigur Rós
Total11,9602,083,989

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:2,070 charts
Rank in 1997:1Rank Score:122,101
Rank in 1990s1Overall Rank:1
Average Rating: 91/100 (2,228 votes)
Comments: 409 comments
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2.

NevermindUnited States Nirvana
Year of Release:1991Appears in:1,534 charts
Rank in 1991:1Rank Score:72,261
Rank in 1990s2Overall Rank:6
Average Rating: 86/100 (1,862 votes)
Comments: 199 comments
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3.

The BendsUnited Kingdom Radiohead
Year of Release:1995Appears in:1,276 charts
Rank in 1995:1Rank Score:56,854
Rank in 1990s3Overall Rank:15
Average Rating: 87/100 (1,564 votes)
Comments: 135 comments
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4.

In The Aeroplane Over The SeaUnited States Neutral Milk Hotel
Year of Release:1998Appears in:1,062 charts
Rank in 1998:1Rank Score:50,927
Rank in 1990s4Overall Rank:17
Average Rating: 87/100 (1,080 votes)
Comments: 208 comments
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5.

LovelessIreland My Bloody Valentine
Year of Release:1991Appears in:903 charts
Rank in 1991:2Rank Score:37,008
Rank in 1990s5Overall Rank:31
Average Rating: 86/100 (902 votes)
Comments: 151 comments
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6.

TenUnited States Pearl Jam
Year of Release:1991Appears in:840 charts
Rank in 1991:3Rank Score:31,137
Rank in 1990s6Overall Rank:34
Average Rating: 82/100 (991 votes)
Comments: 75 comments
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7.

(What's The Story) Morning Glory?United Kingdom Oasis
Year of Release:1995Appears in:792 charts
Rank in 1995:2Rank Score:29,241
Rank in 1990s7Overall Rank:36
Average Rating: 80/100 (1,066 votes)
Comments: 110 comments
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8.

GraceUnited States Jeff Buckley
Year of Release:1994Appears in:757 charts
Rank in 1994:1Rank Score:27,362
Rank in 1990s8Overall Rank:40
Average Rating: 83/100 (822 votes)
Comments: 82 comments
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9.

In UteroUnited States Nirvana
Year of Release:1993Appears in:722 charts
Rank in 1993:1Rank Score:25,899
Rank in 1990s9Overall Rank:43
Average Rating: 83/100 (1,040 votes)
Comments: 82 comments
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10.

Automatic For The PeopleUnited States R.E.M.
Year of Release:1992Appears in:769 charts
Rank in 1992:1Rank Score:25,132
Rank in 1990s10Overall Rank:45
Average Rating: 84/100 (925 votes)
Comments: 91 comments
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Best Albums of the 1990s composition

Year Albums %


1990 78 8%
1991 85 9%
1992 105 11%
1993 96 10%
1994 124 12%
1995 107 11%
1996 104 10%
1997 105 11%
1998 103 10%
1999 93 9%
Artist Albums %


The Flaming Lips 6 1%
Blur 6 1%
Pavement 5 1%
Tori Amos 5 1%
Beck 5 1%
R.E.M. 5 1%
The Smashing Pumpkins 5 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 537 54%
United Kingdom 263 26%
Canada 33 3%
Mexico 33 3%
Australia 26 3%
Sweden 19 2%
Norway 12 1%
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