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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.
19901,043105,071 Violator (132nd)
by Depeche Mode
19911,085315,354 Nevermind (6th)
by Nirvana
19921,133175,449 Automatic For The People (46th)
by R.E.M.
19931,260182,925 In Utero (44th)
by Nirvana
19941,347307,979 Grace (41st)
by Jeff Buckley
19951,343242,249 The Bends (15th)
by Radiohead
19961,455185,197 Pinkerton (104th)
by Weezer
19971,494296,755 OK Computer (1st)
by Radiohead
19981,427205,273 In The Aeroplane Over The Sea (17th)
by Neutral Milk Hotel
19991,552185,197 Ágætis Byrjun [Agaetis Byrjun] (69th)
by Sigur Rós
Total13,1392,201,448

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:2,182 charts
Rank in 1997:1Rank Score:126,989
Rank in 1990s1Overall Rank:1
Average Rating: 91/100 (2,358 votes)
Comments: 424 comments
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2.

NevermindUnited States Nirvana
Year of Release:1991Appears in:1,620 charts
Rank in 1991:1Rank Score:75,410
Rank in 1990s2Overall Rank:6
Average Rating: 86/100 (1,979 votes)
Comments: 206 comments
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3.

The BendsUnited Kingdom Radiohead
Year of Release:1995Appears in:1,348 charts
Rank in 1995:1Rank Score:59,940
Rank in 1990s3Overall Rank:15
Average Rating: 87/100 (1,667 votes)
Comments: 144 comments
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4.

In The Aeroplane Over The SeaUnited States Neutral Milk Hotel
Year of Release:1998Appears in:1,136 charts
Rank in 1998:1Rank Score:54,218
Rank in 1990s4Overall Rank:17
Average Rating: 87/100 (1,164 votes)
Comments: 224 comments
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5.

LovelessIreland My Bloody Valentine
Year of Release:1991Appears in:948 charts
Rank in 1991:2Rank Score:38,502
Rank in 1990s5Overall Rank:31
Average Rating: 86/100 (960 votes)
Comments: 161 comments
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6.

TenUnited States Pearl Jam
Year of Release:1991Appears in:881 charts
Rank in 1991:3Rank Score:32,297
Rank in 1990s6Overall Rank:34
Average Rating: 82/100 (1,048 votes)
Comments: 78 comments
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7.

(What's The Story) Morning Glory?United Kingdom Oasis
Year of Release:1995Appears in:834 charts
Rank in 1995:2Rank Score:30,547
Rank in 1990s7Overall Rank:37
Average Rating: 80/100 (1,130 votes)
Comments: 116 comments
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8.

GraceUnited States Jeff Buckley
Year of Release:1994Appears in:803 charts
Rank in 1994:1Rank Score:28,420
Rank in 1990s8Overall Rank:41
Average Rating: 83/100 (876 votes)
Comments: 84 comments
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9.

In UteroUnited States Nirvana
Year of Release:1993Appears in:772 charts
Rank in 1993:1Rank Score:27,133
Rank in 1990s9Overall Rank:44
Average Rating: 83/100 (1,114 votes)
Comments: 86 comments
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10.

Automatic For The PeopleUnited States R.E.M.
Year of Release:1992Appears in:808 charts
Rank in 1992:1Rank Score:26,004
Rank in 1990s10Overall Rank:46
Average Rating: 84/100 (977 votes)
Comments: 92 comments
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Best Albums of the 1990s composition

Year Albums %


1990 76 8%
1991 86 9%
1992 97 10%
1993 99 10%
1994 125 13%
1995 112 11%
1996 108 11%
1997 107 11%
1998 98 10%
1999 92 9%
Artist Albums %


Ween 6 1%
The Flaming Lips 6 1%
Blur 6 1%
R.E.M. 5 1%
Pavement 5 1%
Tori Amos 5 1%
The Smashing Pumpkins 5 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 536 54%
United Kingdom 264 26%
Canada 36 4%
Mexico 32 3%
Australia 25 3%
Sweden 19 2%
Norway 12 1%
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