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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.
19901,162113,235 Violator (131st)
by Depeche Mode
19911,195330,782 Nevermind (6th)
by Nirvana
19921,245184,138 Automatic For The People (46th)
by R.E.M.
19931,379194,376 In Utero (45th)
by Nirvana
19941,489324,945 Grace (41st)
by Jeff Buckley
19951,486255,628 The Bends (15th)
by Radiohead
19961,619195,974 Pinkerton (109th)
by Weezer
19971,672312,508 OK Computer (1st)
by Radiohead
19981,594215,926 In The Aeroplane Over The Sea (17th)
by Neutral Milk Hotel
19991,733190,999 Ágætis Byrjun (73rd)
by Sigur Rós
Total14,5742,318,509

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:2,341 charts
Rank in 1997:1Rank Score:134,989
Rank in 1990s1Overall Rank:1
Average Rating: Top rated 91/100 (2,545 votes)
Comments: 456 comments
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2.

NevermindUnited States Nirvana
Year of Release:1991Appears in:1,701 charts
Rank in 1991:1Rank Score:77,695
Rank in 1990s2Overall Rank:6
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (2,123 votes)
Comments: 219 comments
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3.

The BendsUnited Kingdom Radiohead
Year of Release:1995Appears in:1,460 charts
Rank in 1995:1Rank Score:63,717
Rank in 1990s3Overall Rank:15
Average Rating: Top rated 87/100 (1,801 votes)
Comments: 158 comments
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4.

In The Aeroplane Over The SeaUnited States Neutral Milk Hotel
Year of Release:1998Appears in:1,222 charts
Rank in 1998:1Rank Score:57,998
Rank in 1990s4Overall Rank:17
Average Rating: Top rated 88/100 (1,255 votes)
Comments: 230 comments
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5.

LovelessIreland My Bloody Valentine
Year of Release:1991Appears in:1,006 charts
Rank in 1991:2Rank Score:41,317
Rank in 1990s5Overall Rank:29
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (1,032 votes)
Comments: 169 comments
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6.

TenUnited States Pearl Jam
Year of Release:1991Appears in:933 charts
Rank in 1991:3Rank Score:33,374
Rank in 1990s6Overall Rank:35
Average Rating:  82/100 (1,127 votes)
Comments: 83 comments
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7.

(What's The Story) Morning Glory?United Kingdom Oasis
Year of Release:1995Appears in:890 charts
Rank in 1995:2Rank Score:32,225
Rank in 1990s7Overall Rank:37
Average Rating:  80/100 (1,207 votes)
Comments: 121 comments
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8.

GraceUnited States Jeff Buckley
Year of Release:1994Appears in:867 charts
Rank in 1994:1Rank Score:29,676
Rank in 1990s8Overall Rank:41
Average Rating:  83/100 (930 votes)
Comments: 92 comments
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9.

In UteroUnited States Nirvana
Year of Release:1993Appears in:819 charts
Rank in 1993:1Rank Score:28,316
Rank in 1990s9Overall Rank:45
Average Rating:  84/100 (1,206 votes)
Comments: 91 comments
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10.

Automatic For The PeopleUnited States R.E.M.
Year of Release:1992Appears in:878 charts
Rank in 1992:1Rank Score:27,669
Rank in 1990s10Overall Rank:46
Average Rating:  84/100 (1,047 votes)
Comments: 100 comments
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Best Albums of the 1990s composition

Year Albums %


1990 83 8%
1991 83 8%
1992 100 10%
1993 101 10%
1994 123 12%
1995 113 11%
1996 108 11%
1997 104 10%
1998 98 10%
1999 87 9%
Artist Albums %


Blur 6 1%
The Flaming Lips 6 1%
Manic Street Preachers 5 1%
Tori Amos 5 1%
Nirvana 5 1%
Pavement 5 1%
Sonic Youth 5 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 547 55%
United Kingdom 272 27%
Canada 36 4%
Australia 25 3%
Sweden 21 2%
Ireland 14 1%
Norway 13 1%
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