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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 23,000 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.
19901,396133,871 Violator (132nd)
by Depeche Mode
19911,423377,564 Nevermind (7th)
by Nirvana
19921,521215,644 Automatic For The People (50th)
by R.E.M.
19931,606229,210 In Utero (46th)
by Nirvana
19941,728385,590 Grace (43rd)
by Jeff Buckley
19951,815298,792 The Bends (15th)
by Radiohead
19961,941235,059 Pinkerton (96th)
by Weezer
19971,990369,388 OK Computer (1st)
by Radiohead
19981,923257,212 In The Aeroplane Over The Sea (18th)
by Neutral Milk Hotel
19992,121228,467 Ágætis Byrjun (71st)
by Sigur Rós
Total17,4642,730,796

The best artists of the 1990s were Radiohead, Nirvana, Neutral Milk Hotel, Oasis, The Smashing Pumpkins, Pearl Jam, My Bloody Valentine, Weezer, R.E.M. and Jeff Buckley.
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RankAlbumArtist
1.

OK ComputerUnited Kingdom Radiohead
Year of Release:1997Appears in:2,812 charts
Rank in 1997:1Rank Score:157,988
Rank in 1990s1Overall Rank:1
Average Rating: Top rated 91/100 (3,242 votes)
Comments: 559 comments
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2.

NevermindUnited States Nirvana
Year of Release:1991Appears in:1,990 charts
Rank in 1991:1Rank Score:88,336
Rank in 1990s2Overall Rank:7
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (2,663 votes)
Comments: 284 comments
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3.

The BendsUnited Kingdom Radiohead
Year of Release:1995Appears in:1,751 charts
Rank in 1995:1Rank Score:74,074
Rank in 1990s3Overall Rank:15
Average Rating: Top rated 88/100 (2,322 votes)
Comments: 199 comments
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4.

In The Aeroplane Over The SeaUnited States Neutral Milk Hotel
Year of Release:1998Appears in:1,488 charts
Rank in 1998:1Rank Score:70,130
Rank in 1990s4Overall Rank:18
Average Rating: Top rated 88/100 (1,656 votes)
Comments: 285 comments
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5.

LovelessIreland My Bloody Valentine
Year of Release:1991Appears in:1,209 charts
Rank in 1991:2Rank Score:47,213
Rank in 1990s5Overall Rank:28
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (1,343 votes)
Comments: 200 comments
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6.

TenUnited States Pearl Jam
Year of Release:1991Appears in:1,097 charts
Rank in 1991:3Rank Score:38,210
Rank in 1990s6Overall Rank:37
Average Rating:  82/100 (1,398 votes)
Comments: 108 comments
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7.

(What's The Story) Morning Glory?United Kingdom Oasis
Year of Release:1995Appears in:1,045 charts
Rank in 1995:2Rank Score:36,188
Rank in 1990s7Overall Rank:40
Average Rating:  81/100 (1,505 votes)
Comments: 149 comments
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8.

GraceUnited States Jeff Buckley
Year of Release:1994Appears in:1,036 charts
Rank in 1994:1Rank Score:34,551
Rank in 1990s8Overall Rank:43
Average Rating:  84/100 (1,149 votes)
Comments: 111 comments
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9.

In UteroUnited States Nirvana
Year of Release:1993Appears in:993 charts
Rank in 1993:1Rank Score:33,167
Rank in 1990s9Overall Rank:46
Average Rating:  84/100 (1,516 votes)
Comments: 113 comments
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10.

Automatic For The PeopleUnited States R.E.M.
Year of Release:1992Appears in:1,032 charts
Rank in 1992:1Rank Score:31,181
Rank in 1990s10Overall Rank:50
Average Rating:  84/100 (1,275 votes)
Comments: 112 comments
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Best Albums of the 1990s composition

Year Albums %


1990 84 8%
1991 83 8%
1992 100 10%
1993 101 10%
1994 128 13%
1995 109 11%
1996 115 12%
1997 98 10%
1998 98 10%
1999 84 8%
Artist Albums %


Blur 6 1%
The Flaming Lips 6 1%
Suede 5 1%
The Smashing Pumpkins 5 1%
Green Day 5 1%
Beck 5 1%
Manic Street Preachers 5 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 561 56%
United Kingdom 261 26%
Canada 35 4%
Australia 25 3%
Sweden 19 2%
Norway 14 1%
Mixed Nationality 12 1%
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