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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 22,000 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.
19901,360131,882 Violator (129th)
by Depeche Mode
19911,393369,559 Nevermind (7th)
by Nirvana
19921,487208,584 Automatic For The People (48th)
by R.E.M.
19931,582222,266 In Utero (46th)
by Nirvana
19941,696373,536 Grace (43rd)
by Jeff Buckley
19951,788291,460 The Bends (15th)
by Radiohead
19961,901226,683 Pinkerton (96th)
by Weezer
19971,938357,885 OK Computer (1st)
by Radiohead
19981,892249,318 In The Aeroplane Over The Sea (17th)
by Neutral Milk Hotel
19992,077222,316 Ágætis Byrjun (72nd)
by Sigur Rós
Total17,1142,653,491

The best artists of the 1990s were Radiohead, Nirvana, Neutral Milk Hotel, Oasis, The Smashing Pumpkins, Pearl Jam, 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:2,714 charts
Rank in 1997:1Rank Score:152,396
Rank in 1990s1Overall Rank:1
Average Rating: Top rated 91/100 (3,080 votes)
Comments: 533 comments
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2.

NevermindUnited States Nirvana
Year of Release:1991Appears in:1,934 charts
Rank in 1991:1Rank Score:86,478
Rank in 1990s2Overall Rank:7
Average Rating: Top rated 87/100 (2,561 votes)
Comments: 271 comments
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3.

The BendsUnited Kingdom Radiohead
Year of Release:1995Appears in:1,679 charts
Rank in 1995:1Rank Score:70,608
Rank in 1990s3Overall Rank:15
Average Rating: Top rated 88/100 (2,200 votes)
Comments: 186 comments
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4.

In The Aeroplane Over The SeaUnited States Neutral Milk Hotel
Year of Release:1998Appears in:1,447 charts
Rank in 1998:1Rank Score:68,004
Rank in 1990s4Overall Rank:17
Average Rating: Top rated 88/100 (1,582 votes)
Comments: 277 comments
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5.

LovelessIreland My Bloody Valentine
Year of Release:1991Appears in:1,163 charts
Rank in 1991:2Rank Score:46,094
Rank in 1990s5Overall Rank:28
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (1,280 votes)
Comments: 197 comments
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6.

TenUnited States Pearl Jam
Year of Release:1991Appears in:1,056 charts
Rank in 1991:3Rank Score:37,252
Rank in 1990s6Overall Rank:36
Average Rating:  82/100 (1,348 votes)
Comments: 105 comments
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7.

(What's The Story) Morning Glory?United Kingdom Oasis
Year of Release:1995Appears in:1,013 charts
Rank in 1995:2Rank Score:35,186
Rank in 1990s7Overall Rank:40
Average Rating:  81/100 (1,453 votes)
Comments: 144 comments
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8.

GraceUnited States Jeff Buckley
Year of Release:1994Appears in:1,002 charts
Rank in 1994:1Rank Score:33,527
Rank in 1990s8Overall Rank:43
Average Rating:  84/100 (1,119 votes)
Comments: 108 comments
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9.

In UteroUnited States Nirvana
Year of Release:1993Appears in:951 charts
Rank in 1993:1Rank Score:31,875
Rank in 1990s9Overall Rank:46
Average Rating:  84/100 (1,457 votes)
Comments: 110 comments
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10.

Automatic For The PeopleUnited States R.E.M.
Year of Release:1992Appears in:1,005 charts
Rank in 1992:1Rank Score:30,632
Rank in 1990s10Overall Rank:48
Average Rating:  84/100 (1,236 votes)
Comments: 112 comments
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Best Albums of the 1990s composition

Year Albums %


1990 85 9%
1991 78 8%
1992 100 10%
1993 100 10%
1994 126 13%
1995 112 11%
1996 113 11%
1997 101 10%
1998 99 10%
1999 86 9%
Artist Albums %


The Flaming Lips 6 1%
Blur 6 1%
Beck 5 1%
Manic Street Preachers 5 1%
Aphex Twin 5 1%
Tori Amos 5 1%
Sonic Youth 5 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 559 56%
United Kingdom 265 27%
Canada 37 4%
Australia 23 2%
Sweden 19 2%
Norway 14 1%
Mixed Nationality 11 1%
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