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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 17,000 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.
19901,106108,042 Violator (131st)
by Depeche Mode
19911,137321,483 Nevermind (6th)
by Nirvana
19921,192179,506 Automatic For The People (46th)
by R.E.M.
19931,324187,325 In Utero (45th)
by Nirvana
19941,432313,783 Grace (39th)
by Jeff Buckley
19951,424247,958 The Bends (15th)
by Radiohead
19961,526189,946 Pinkerton (104th)
by Weezer
19971,588303,153 OK Computer (1st)
by Radiohead
19981,512208,952 In The Aeroplane Over The Sea (17th)
by Neutral Milk Hotel
19991,646189,602 Ágætis Byrjun (71st)
by Sigur Rós
Total13,8872,249,750

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 Jeff Buckley.
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RankAlbumArtist
1.

OK ComputerUnited Kingdom Radiohead
Year of Release:1997Appears in:2,229 charts
Rank in 1997:1Rank Score:129,305
Rank in 1990s1Overall Rank:1
Average Rating: Top rated 91/100 (2,426 votes)
Comments: 430 comments
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2.

NevermindUnited States Nirvana
Year of Release:1991Appears in:1,646 charts
Rank in 1991:1Rank Score:75,927
Rank in 1990s2Overall Rank:6
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (2,035 votes)
Comments: 212 comments
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3.

The BendsUnited Kingdom Radiohead
Year of Release:1995Appears in:1,378 charts
Rank in 1995:1Rank Score:61,368
Rank in 1990s3Overall Rank:15
Average Rating: Top rated 87/100 (1,721 votes)
Comments: 147 comments
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4.

In The Aeroplane Over The SeaUnited States Neutral Milk Hotel
Year of Release:1998Appears in:1,160 charts
Rank in 1998:1Rank Score:54,948
Rank in 1990s4Overall Rank:17
Average Rating: Top rated 87/100 (1,207 votes)
Comments: 226 comments
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5.

LovelessIreland My Bloody Valentine
Year of Release:1991Appears in:965 charts
Rank in 1991:2Rank Score:39,699
Rank in 1990s5Overall Rank:29
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (989 votes)
Comments: 165 comments
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6.

TenUnited States Pearl Jam
Year of Release:1991Appears in:908 charts
Rank in 1991:3Rank Score:32,778
Rank in 1990s6Overall Rank:34
Average Rating:  82/100 (1,077 votes)
Comments: 81 comments
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7.

(What's The Story) Morning Glory?United Kingdom Oasis
Year of Release:1995Appears in:855 charts
Rank in 1995:2Rank Score:31,051
Rank in 1990s7Overall Rank:37
Average Rating:  80/100 (1,152 votes)
Comments: 118 comments
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8.

GraceUnited States Jeff Buckley
Year of Release:1994Appears in:827 charts
Rank in 1994:1Rank Score:29,244
Rank in 1990s8Overall Rank:39
Average Rating:  83/100 (898 votes)
Comments: 86 comments
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9.

In UteroUnited States Nirvana
Year of Release:1993Appears in:787 charts
Rank in 1993:1Rank Score:26,994
Rank in 1990s9Overall Rank:45
Average Rating:  83/100 (1,149 votes)
Comments: 89 comments
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10.

Automatic For The PeopleUnited States R.E.M.
Year of Release:1992Appears in:831 charts
Rank in 1992:1Rank Score:26,613
Rank in 1990s10Overall Rank:46
Average Rating:  84/100 (1,001 votes)
Comments: 97 comments
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Best Albums of the 1990s composition

Year Albums %


1990 77 8%
1991 84 8%
1992 95 10%
1993 97 10%
1994 126 13%
1995 114 11%
1996 108 11%
1997 106 11%
1998 97 10%
1999 96 10%
Artist Albums %


The Flaming Lips 6 1%
Blur 6 1%
Ween 6 1%
Sonic Youth 5 1%
Pavement 5 1%
The Smashing Pumpkins 5 1%
Metallica 5 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 531 53%
United Kingdom 265 27%
Mexico 35 4%
Canada 35 4%
Australia 25 3%
Sweden 20 2%
Ireland 13 1%
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