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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 24,000 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.
19901,407135,411 Violator (134th)
by Depeche Mode
19911,430380,769 Nevermind (7th)
by Nirvana
19921,532218,189 Automatic For The People (49th)
by R.E.M.
19931,617231,991 In Utero (46th)
by Nirvana
19941,744389,211 Grace (43rd)
by Jeff Buckley
19951,828302,093 The Bends (16th)
by Radiohead
19961,957236,387 Pinkerton (92nd)
by Weezer
19971,998373,713 OK Computer (1st)
by Radiohead
19981,937260,025 In The Aeroplane Over The Sea (17th)
by Neutral Milk Hotel
19992,140230,836 Ágætis Byrjun (71st)
by Sigur Rós
Total17,5902,758,624

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:2,853 charts
Rank in 1997:1Rank Score:160,135
Rank in 1990s1Overall Rank:1
Average Rating: Top rated 91/100 (3,277 votes)
Comments: 568 comments
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2.

NevermindUnited States Nirvana
Year of Release:1991Appears in:2,007 charts
Rank in 1991:1Rank Score:88,957
Rank in 1990s2Overall Rank:7
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (2,696 votes)
Comments: 286 comments
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3.

The BendsUnited Kingdom Radiohead
Year of Release:1995Appears in:1,774 charts
Rank in 1995:1Rank Score:74,867
Rank in 1990s3Overall Rank:16
Average Rating: Top rated 88/100 (2,358 votes)
Comments: 203 comments
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4.

In The Aeroplane Over The SeaUnited States Neutral Milk Hotel
Year of Release:1998Appears in:1,507 charts
Rank in 1998:1Rank Score:71,494
Rank in 1990s4Overall Rank:17
Average Rating: Top rated 88/100 (1,681 votes)
Comments: 287 comments
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5.

LovelessIreland My Bloody Valentine
Year of Release:1991Appears in:1,228 charts
Rank in 1991:2Rank Score:48,020
Rank in 1990s5Overall Rank:28
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (1,366 votes)
Comments: 200 comments
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6.

TenUnited States Pearl Jam
Year of Release:1991Appears in:1,106 charts
Rank in 1991:3Rank Score:38,569
Rank in 1990s6Overall Rank:37
Average Rating:  82/100 (1,415 votes)
Comments: 110 comments
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7.

(What's The Story) Morning Glory?United Kingdom Oasis
Year of Release:1995Appears in:1,058 charts
Rank in 1995:2Rank Score:36,686
Rank in 1990s7Overall Rank:40
Average Rating:  81/100 (1,527 votes)
Comments: 149 comments
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8.

GraceUnited States Jeff Buckley
Year of Release:1994Appears in:1,045 charts
Rank in 1994:1Rank Score:34,929
Rank in 1990s8Overall Rank:43
Average Rating:  84/100 (1,169 votes)
Comments: 114 comments
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9.

In UteroUnited States Nirvana
Year of Release:1993Appears in:1,004 charts
Rank in 1993:1Rank Score:33,342
Rank in 1990s9Overall Rank:46
Average Rating:  84/100 (1,545 votes)
Comments: 115 comments
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10.

Automatic For The PeopleUnited States R.E.M.
Year of Release:1992Appears in:1,049 charts
Rank in 1992:1Rank Score:31,808
Rank in 1990s10Overall Rank:49
Average Rating:  84/100 (1,285 votes)
Comments: 114 comments
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Best Albums of the 1990s composition

Year Albums %


1990 81 8%
1991 84 8%
1992 99 10%
1993 102 10%
1994 127 13%
1995 110 11%
1996 116 12%
1997 99 10%
1998 98 10%
1999 84 8%
Artist Albums %


Blur 6 1%
The Flaming Lips 5 1%
Beck 5 1%
Manic Street Preachers 5 1%
Aphex Twin 5 1%
Tori Amos 5 1%
Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds 5 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 558 56%
United Kingdom 261 26%
Canada 34 3%
Australia 25 3%
Sweden 19 2%
Norway 15 2%
Mixed Nationality 14 1%
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