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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 19,000 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.
19901,178114,942 Violator (130th)
by Depeche Mode
19911,204334,557 Nevermind (6th)
by Nirvana
19921,254186,769 Automatic For The People (47th)
by R.E.M.
19931,395197,454 In Utero (45th)
by Nirvana
19941,507330,773 Grace (41st)
by Jeff Buckley
19951,509260,170 The Bends (15th)
by Radiohead
19961,645198,790 Pinkerton (109th)
by Weezer
19971,693318,298 OK Computer (1st)
by Radiohead
19981,610220,478 In The Aeroplane Over The Sea (17th)
by Neutral Milk Hotel
19991,775195,133 Ágætis Byrjun (72nd)
by Sigur Rós
Total14,7702,357,364

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 Jeff Buckley.
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RankAlbumArtist
1.

OK ComputerUnited Kingdom Radiohead
Year of Release:1997Appears in:2,368 charts
Rank in 1997:1Rank Score:136,704
Rank in 1990s1Overall Rank:1
Average Rating: Top rated 91/100 (2,608 votes)
Comments: 461 comments
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2.

NevermindUnited States Nirvana
Year of Release:1991Appears in:1,714 charts
Rank in 1991:1Rank Score:78,498
Rank in 1990s2Overall Rank:6
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (2,169 votes)
Comments: 223 comments
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3.

The BendsUnited Kingdom Radiohead
Year of Release:1995Appears in:1,491 charts
Rank in 1995:1Rank Score:64,699
Rank in 1990s3Overall Rank:15
Average Rating: Top rated 87/100 (1,849 votes)
Comments: 160 comments
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4.

In The Aeroplane Over The SeaUnited States Neutral Milk Hotel
Year of Release:1998Appears in:1,245 charts
Rank in 1998:1Rank Score:59,221
Rank in 1990s4Overall Rank:17
Average Rating: Top rated 88/100 (1,297 votes)
Comments: 234 comments
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5.

LovelessIreland My Bloody Valentine
Year of Release:1991Appears in:1,027 charts
Rank in 1991:2Rank Score:42,020
Rank in 1990s5Overall Rank:28
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (1,062 votes)
Comments: 172 comments
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6.

TenUnited States Pearl Jam
Year of Release:1991Appears in:936 charts
Rank in 1991:3Rank Score:33,620
Rank in 1990s6Overall Rank:35
Average Rating:  82/100 (1,151 votes)
Comments: 84 comments
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7.

(What's The Story) Morning Glory?United Kingdom Oasis
Year of Release:1995Appears in:892 charts
Rank in 1995:2Rank Score:32,400
Rank in 1990s7Overall Rank:38
Average Rating:  80/100 (1,236 votes)
Comments: 125 comments
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8.

GraceUnited States Jeff Buckley
Year of Release:1994Appears in:873 charts
Rank in 1994:1Rank Score:30,001
Rank in 1990s8Overall Rank:41
Average Rating:  84/100 (954 votes)
Comments: 93 comments
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9.

In UteroUnited States Nirvana
Year of Release:1993Appears in:825 charts
Rank in 1993:1Rank Score:28,806
Rank in 1990s9Overall Rank:45
Average Rating:  84/100 (1,237 votes)
Comments: 92 comments
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10.

Automatic For The PeopleUnited States R.E.M.
Year of Release:1992Appears in:888 charts
Rank in 1992:1Rank Score:28,096
Rank in 1990s10Overall Rank:47
Average Rating:  84/100 (1,073 votes)
Comments: 101 comments
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Best Albums of the 1990s composition

Year Albums %


1990 80 8%
1991 82 8%
1992 99 10%
1993 104 10%
1994 125 13%
1995 113 11%
1996 107 11%
1997 104 10%
1998 99 10%
1999 87 9%
Artist Albums %


Blur 6 1%
The Flaming Lips 6 1%
Nirvana 5 1%
Pavement 5 1%
Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds 5 1%
Pearl Jam 5 1%
Suede 5 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 545 55%
United Kingdom 275 28%
Canada 36 4%
Australia 25 3%
Sweden 20 2%
Ireland 14 1%
Norway 13 1%
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