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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.
19901,381133,891 Violator (131st)
by Depeche Mode
19911,408376,194 Nevermind (7th)
by Nirvana
19921,503214,175 Automatic For The People (48th)
by R.E.M.
19931,596228,142 In Utero (46th)
by Nirvana
19941,708383,011 Grace (43rd)
by Jeff Buckley
19951,806297,137 The Bends (15th)
by Radiohead
19961,921232,220 Pinkerton (97th)
by Weezer
19971,973366,495 OK Computer (1st)
by Radiohead
19981,910255,175 In The Aeroplane Over The Sea (18th)
by Neutral Milk Hotel
19992,107227,430 Ágætis Byrjun (70th)
by Sigur Rós
Total17,3132,713,870

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:2,796 charts
Rank in 1997:1Rank Score:156,923
Rank in 1990s1Overall Rank:1
Average Rating: Top rated 91/100 (3,211 votes)
Comments: 555 comments
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2.

NevermindUnited States Nirvana
Year of Release:1991Appears in:1,983 charts
Rank in 1991:1Rank Score:88,313
Rank in 1990s2Overall Rank:7
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (2,648 votes)
Comments: 284 comments
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3.

The BendsUnited Kingdom Radiohead
Year of Release:1995Appears in:1,738 charts
Rank in 1995:1Rank Score:73,185
Rank in 1990s3Overall Rank:15
Average Rating: Top rated 88/100 (2,299 votes)
Comments: 195 comments
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4.

In The Aeroplane Over The SeaUnited States Neutral Milk Hotel
Year of Release:1998Appears in:1,478 charts
Rank in 1998:1Rank Score:69,555
Rank in 1990s4Overall Rank:18
Average Rating: Top rated 88/100 (1,636 votes)
Comments: 284 comments
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5.

LovelessIreland My Bloody Valentine
Year of Release:1991Appears in:1,197 charts
Rank in 1991:2Rank Score:46,979
Rank in 1990s5Overall Rank:28
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (1,332 votes)
Comments: 200 comments
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6.

TenUnited States Pearl Jam
Year of Release:1991Appears in:1,089 charts
Rank in 1991:3Rank Score:38,133
Rank in 1990s6Overall Rank:36
Average Rating:  82/100 (1,389 votes)
Comments: 108 comments
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7.

(What's The Story) Morning Glory?United Kingdom Oasis
Year of Release:1995Appears in:1,044 charts
Rank in 1995:2Rank Score:36,214
Rank in 1990s7Overall Rank:40
Average Rating:  81/100 (1,497 votes)
Comments: 148 comments
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8.

GraceUnited States Jeff Buckley
Year of Release:1994Appears in:1,028 charts
Rank in 1994:1Rank Score:34,173
Rank in 1990s8Overall Rank:43
Average Rating:  84/100 (1,148 votes)
Comments: 111 comments
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9.

In UteroUnited States Nirvana
Year of Release:1993Appears in:994 charts
Rank in 1993:1Rank Score:33,199
Rank in 1990s9Overall Rank:46
Average Rating:  84/100 (1,503 votes)
Comments: 113 comments
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10.

Automatic For The PeopleUnited States R.E.M.
Year of Release:1992Appears in:1,036 charts
Rank in 1992:1Rank Score:31,450
Rank in 1990s10Overall Rank:48
Average Rating:  84/100 (1,270 votes)
Comments: 112 comments
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Best Albums of the 1990s composition

Year Albums %


1990 84 8%
1991 82 8%
1992 99 10%
1993 100 10%
1994 126 13%
1995 112 11%
1996 115 12%
1997 100 10%
1998 96 10%
1999 86 9%
Artist Albums %


Blur 6 1%
Manic Street Preachers 5 1%
Aphex Twin 5 1%
Tori Amos 5 1%
Sonic Youth 5 1%
Nirvana 5 1%
Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds 5 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 558 56%
United Kingdom 262 26%
Canada 37 4%
Australia 25 3%
Sweden 19 2%
Norway 14 1%
Mixed Nationality 12 1%
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