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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 18,000 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.
19901,144112,630 Violator (131st)
by Depeche Mode
19911,173331,418 Nevermind (7th)
by Nirvana
19921,226185,285 Automatic For The People (46th)
by R.E.M.
19931,367194,890 In Utero (45th)
by Nirvana
19941,478326,739 Grace (39th)
by Jeff Buckley
19951,463256,552 The Bends (15th)
by Radiohead
19961,596195,831 Pinkerton (108th)
by Weezer
19971,658314,111 OK Computer (1st)
by Radiohead
19981,574216,928 In The Aeroplane Over The Sea (17th)
by Neutral Milk Hotel
19991,711195,905 Ágætis Byrjun (71st)
by Sigur Rós
Total14,3902,330,287

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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1.

OK ComputerUnited Kingdom Radiohead
Year of Release:1997Appears in:2,314 charts
Rank in 1997:1Rank Score:133,963
Rank in 1990s1Overall Rank:1
Average Rating: Top rated 91/100 (2,512 votes)
Comments: 449 comments
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2.

NevermindUnited States Nirvana
Year of Release:1991Appears in:1,680 charts
Rank in 1991:1Rank Score:77,021
Rank in 1990s2Overall Rank:7
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (2,098 votes)
Comments: 219 comments
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3.

The BendsUnited Kingdom Radiohead
Year of Release:1995Appears in:1,443 charts
Rank in 1995:1Rank Score:63,533
Rank in 1990s3Overall Rank:15
Average Rating: Top rated 87/100 (1,787 votes)
Comments: 155 comments
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4.

In The Aeroplane Over The SeaUnited States Neutral Milk Hotel
Year of Release:1998Appears in:1,206 charts
Rank in 1998:1Rank Score:57,233
Rank in 1990s4Overall Rank:17
Average Rating: Top rated 87/100 (1,241 votes)
Comments: 229 comments
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5.

LovelessIreland My Bloody Valentine
Year of Release:1991Appears in:1,002 charts
Rank in 1991:2Rank Score:41,465
Rank in 1990s5Overall Rank:27
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (1,027 votes)
Comments: 169 comments
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6.

TenUnited States Pearl Jam
Year of Release:1991Appears in:931 charts
Rank in 1991:3Rank Score:33,405
Rank in 1990s6Overall Rank:35
Average Rating:  82/100 (1,117 votes)
Comments: 82 comments
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7.

(What's The Story) Morning Glory?United Kingdom Oasis
Year of Release:1995Appears in:879 charts
Rank in 1995:2Rank Score:31,897
Rank in 1990s7Overall Rank:37
Average Rating:  80/100 (1,190 votes)
Comments: 120 comments
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8.

GraceUnited States Jeff Buckley
Year of Release:1994Appears in:863 charts
Rank in 1994:1Rank Score:30,315
Rank in 1990s8Overall Rank:39
Average Rating:  84/100 (928 votes)
Comments: 90 comments
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9.

In UteroUnited States Nirvana
Year of Release:1993Appears in:817 charts
Rank in 1993:1Rank Score:28,205
Rank in 1990s9Overall Rank:45
Average Rating:  84/100 (1,196 votes)
Comments: 91 comments
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10.

Automatic For The PeopleUnited States R.E.M.
Year of Release:1992Appears in:865 charts
Rank in 1992:1Rank Score:27,710
Rank in 1990s10Overall Rank:46
Average Rating:  84/100 (1,041 votes)
Comments: 98 comments
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Best Albums of the 1990s composition

Year Albums %


1990 77 8%
1991 82 8%
1992 98 10%
1993 101 10%
1994 122 12%
1995 118 12%
1996 108 11%
1997 103 10%
1998 96 10%
1999 95 10%
Artist Albums %


Blur 6 1%
Ween 6 1%
Sonic Youth 5 1%
Pavement 5 1%
Tori Amos 5 1%
The Smashing Pumpkins 5 1%
Metallica 5 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 534 53%
United Kingdom 261 26%
Mexico 36 4%
Canada 35 4%
Australia 25 3%
Sweden 20 2%
Ireland 13 1%
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