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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 19,000 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.
19901,190116,162 Violator (130th)
by Depeche Mode
19911,218337,168 Nevermind (6th)
by Nirvana
19921,264188,681 Automatic For The People (47th)
by R.E.M.
19931,407201,076 In Utero (44th)
by Nirvana
19941,517334,934 Grace (41st)
by Jeff Buckley
19951,521263,500 The Bends (15th)
by Radiohead
19961,665201,829 Pinkerton (109th)
by Weezer
19971,717321,155 OK Computer (1st)
by Radiohead
19981,634223,665 In The Aeroplane Over The Sea (17th)
by Neutral Milk Hotel
19991,793197,629 Ágætis Byrjun (72nd)
by Sigur Rós
Total14,9262,385,798

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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RankAlbumArtist
1.

OK ComputerUnited Kingdom Radiohead
Year of Release:1997Appears in:2,391 charts
Rank in 1997:1Rank Score:138,046
Rank in 1990s1Overall Rank:1
Average Rating: Top rated 91/100 (2,639 votes)
Comments: 469 comments
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2.

NevermindUnited States Nirvana
Year of Release:1991Appears in:1,736 charts
Rank in 1991:1Rank Score:79,573
Rank in 1990s2Overall Rank:6
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (2,201 votes)
Comments: 227 comments
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3.

The BendsUnited Kingdom Radiohead
Year of Release:1995Appears in:1,514 charts
Rank in 1995:1Rank Score:65,513
Rank in 1990s3Overall Rank:15
Average Rating: Top rated 88/100 (1,873 votes)
Comments: 163 comments
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4.

In The Aeroplane Over The SeaUnited States Neutral Milk Hotel
Year of Release:1998Appears in:1,258 charts
Rank in 1998:1Rank Score:60,006
Rank in 1990s4Overall Rank:17
Average Rating: Top rated 88/100 (1,320 votes)
Comments: 236 comments
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5.

LovelessIreland My Bloody Valentine
Year of Release:1991Appears in:1,030 charts
Rank in 1991:2Rank Score:41,991
Rank in 1990s5Overall Rank:29
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (1,078 votes)
Comments: 175 comments
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6.

TenUnited States Pearl Jam
Year of Release:1991Appears in:952 charts
Rank in 1991:3Rank Score:33,955
Rank in 1990s6Overall Rank:35
Average Rating:  82/100 (1,168 votes)
Comments: 84 comments
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7.

(What's The Story) Morning Glory?United Kingdom Oasis
Year of Release:1995Appears in:906 charts
Rank in 1995:2Rank Score:32,779
Rank in 1990s7Overall Rank:37
Average Rating:  80/100 (1,251 votes)
Comments: 127 comments
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8.

GraceUnited States Jeff Buckley
Year of Release:1994Appears in:881 charts
Rank in 1994:1Rank Score:30,174
Rank in 1990s8Overall Rank:41
Average Rating:  84/100 (966 votes)
Comments: 94 comments
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9.

In UteroUnited States Nirvana
Year of Release:1993Appears in:843 charts
Rank in 1993:1Rank Score:29,484
Rank in 1990s9Overall Rank:44
Average Rating:  84/100 (1,260 votes)
Comments: 93 comments
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10.

Automatic For The PeopleUnited States R.E.M.
Year of Release:1992Appears in:900 charts
Rank in 1992:1Rank Score:28,372
Rank in 1990s10Overall Rank:47
Average Rating:  84/100 (1,085 votes)
Comments: 101 comments
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Best Albums of the 1990s composition

Year Albums %


1990 82 8%
1991 81 8%
1992 96 10%
1993 104 10%
1994 128 13%
1995 110 11%
1996 109 11%
1997 104 10%
1998 98 10%
1999 88 9%
Artist Albums %


Blur 6 1%
The Flaming Lips 6 1%
Ween 5 1%
Pearl Jam 5 1%
Suede 5 1%
Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds 5 1%
Alice In Chains 5 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 547 55%
United Kingdom 269 27%
Canada 36 4%
Australia 26 3%
Sweden 21 2%
Norway 15 2%
Ireland 13 1%
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