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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 16,000 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.
19901,019100,569 Violator (136th)
by Depeche Mode
19911,054308,226 Nevermind (6th)
by Nirvana
19921,103171,926 Automatic For The People (46th)
by R.E.M.
19931,222176,780 In Utero (43rd)
by Nirvana
19941,312299,758 Grace (40th)
by Jeff Buckley
19951,297235,422 The Bends (15th)
by Radiohead
19961,403180,191 Pinkerton (105th)
by Weezer
19971,438289,495 OK Computer (1st)
by Radiohead
19981,368199,964 In The Aeroplane Over The Sea (17th)
by Neutral Milk Hotel
19991,487180,582 Ágætis Byrjun [Agaetis Byrjun] (70th)
by Sigur Rós
Total12,7032,142,915

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 Red Hot Chili Peppers.
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1.

OK ComputerUnited Kingdom Radiohead
Year of Release:1997Appears in:2,111 charts
Rank in 1997:1Rank Score:124,122
Rank in 1990s1Overall Rank:1
Average Rating: 91/100 (2,282 votes)
Comments: 419 comments
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2.

NevermindUnited States Nirvana
Year of Release:1991Appears in:1,573 charts
Rank in 1991:1Rank Score:73,810
Rank in 1990s2Overall Rank:6
Average Rating: 86/100 (1,904 votes)
Comments: 201 comments
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3.

The BendsUnited Kingdom Radiohead
Year of Release:1995Appears in:1,309 charts
Rank in 1995:1Rank Score:58,105
Rank in 1990s3Overall Rank:15
Average Rating: 87/100 (1,613 votes)
Comments: 140 comments
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4.

In The Aeroplane Over The SeaUnited States Neutral Milk Hotel
Year of Release:1998Appears in:1,099 charts
Rank in 1998:1Rank Score:52,448
Rank in 1990s4Overall Rank:17
Average Rating: 87/100 (1,116 votes)
Comments: 217 comments
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5.

LovelessIreland My Bloody Valentine
Year of Release:1991Appears in:920 charts
Rank in 1991:2Rank Score:37,672
Rank in 1990s5Overall Rank:31
Average Rating: 86/100 (930 votes)
Comments: 155 comments
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6.

TenUnited States Pearl Jam
Year of Release:1991Appears in:858 charts
Rank in 1991:3Rank Score:31,592
Rank in 1990s6Overall Rank:34
Average Rating: 82/100 (1,017 votes)
Comments: 77 comments
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7.

(What's The Story) Morning Glory?United Kingdom Oasis
Year of Release:1995Appears in:816 charts
Rank in 1995:2Rank Score:29,875
Rank in 1990s7Overall Rank:36
Average Rating: 80/100 (1,101 votes)
Comments: 112 comments
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8.

GraceUnited States Jeff Buckley
Year of Release:1994Appears in:775 charts
Rank in 1994:1Rank Score:27,650
Rank in 1990s8Overall Rank:40
Average Rating: 83/100 (848 votes)
Comments: 83 comments
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9.

In UteroUnited States Nirvana
Year of Release:1993Appears in:748 charts
Rank in 1993:1Rank Score:26,605
Rank in 1990s9Overall Rank:43
Average Rating: 83/100 (1,074 votes)
Comments: 83 comments
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10.

Automatic For The PeopleUnited States R.E.M.
Year of Release:1992Appears in:792 charts
Rank in 1992:1Rank Score:25,557
Rank in 1990s10Overall Rank:46
Average Rating: 84/100 (946 votes)
Comments: 92 comments
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Best Albums of the 1990s composition

Year Albums %


1990 77 8%
1991 85 9%
1992 103 10%
1993 99 10%
1994 124 12%
1995 111 11%
1996 106 11%
1997 105 11%
1998 97 10%
1999 93 9%
Artist Albums %


Ween 6 1%
The Flaming Lips 6 1%
Blur 6 1%
The Smashing Pumpkins 5 1%
Suede 5 1%
Metallica 5 1%
Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds 5 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 537 54%
United Kingdom 265 27%
Canada 36 4%
Mexico 31 3%
Australia 25 3%
Sweden 19 2%
Norway 12 1%
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