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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 18,000 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.
19901,124110,524 Violator (133rd)
by Depeche Mode
19911,153328,115 Nevermind (6th)
by Nirvana
19921,211182,708 Automatic For The People (46th)
by R.E.M.
19931,342192,202 In Utero (45th)
by Nirvana
19941,456321,717 Grace (39th)
by Jeff Buckley
19951,443253,262 The Bends (15th)
by Radiohead
19961,559193,511 Pinkerton (107th)
by Weezer
19971,623309,424 OK Computer (1st)
by Radiohead
19981,547212,821 In The Aeroplane Over The Sea (17th)
by Neutral Milk Hotel
19991,687193,767 Ágætis Byrjun (71st)
by Sigur Rós
Total14,1452,298,050

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:2,265 charts
Rank in 1997:1Rank Score:131,771
Rank in 1990s1Overall Rank:1
Average Rating: Top rated 91/100 (2,465 votes)
Comments: 440 comments
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2.

NevermindUnited States Nirvana
Year of Release:1991Appears in:1,668 charts
Rank in 1991:1Rank Score:76,877
Rank in 1990s2Overall Rank:6
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (2,062 votes)
Comments: 214 comments
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3.

The BendsUnited Kingdom Radiohead
Year of Release:1995Appears in:1,404 charts
Rank in 1995:1Rank Score:62,506
Rank in 1990s3Overall Rank:15
Average Rating: Top rated 87/100 (1,758 votes)
Comments: 153 comments
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4.

In The Aeroplane Over The SeaUnited States Neutral Milk Hotel
Year of Release:1998Appears in:1,187 charts
Rank in 1998:1Rank Score:56,023
Rank in 1990s4Overall Rank:17
Average Rating: Top rated 87/100 (1,223 votes)
Comments: 229 comments
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5.

LovelessIreland My Bloody Valentine
Year of Release:1991Appears in:990 charts
Rank in 1991:2Rank Score:40,749
Rank in 1990s5Overall Rank:27
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (1,010 votes)
Comments: 168 comments
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6.

TenUnited States Pearl Jam
Year of Release:1991Appears in:921 charts
Rank in 1991:3Rank Score:33,251
Rank in 1990s6Overall Rank:34
Average Rating:  82/100 (1,098 votes)
Comments: 81 comments
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7.

(What's The Story) Morning Glory?United Kingdom Oasis
Year of Release:1995Appears in:872 charts
Rank in 1995:2Rank Score:31,695
Rank in 1990s7Overall Rank:37
Average Rating:  80/100 (1,170 votes)
Comments: 120 comments
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8.

GraceUnited States Jeff Buckley
Year of Release:1994Appears in:844 charts
Rank in 1994:1Rank Score:29,816
Rank in 1990s8Overall Rank:39
Average Rating:  83/100 (912 votes)
Comments: 87 comments
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9.

In UteroUnited States Nirvana
Year of Release:1993Appears in:805 charts
Rank in 1993:1Rank Score:27,587
Rank in 1990s9Overall Rank:45
Average Rating:  83/100 (1,174 votes)
Comments: 89 comments
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10.

Automatic For The PeopleUnited States R.E.M.
Year of Release:1992Appears in:848 charts
Rank in 1992:1Rank Score:27,027
Rank in 1990s10Overall Rank:46
Average Rating:  84/100 (1,021 votes)
Comments: 97 comments
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Best Albums of the 1990s composition

Year Albums %


1990 76 8%
1991 83 8%
1992 97 10%
1993 101 10%
1994 126 13%
1995 116 12%
1996 107 11%
1997 103 10%
1998 97 10%
1999 94 9%
Artist Albums %


Blur 6 1%
Ween 6 1%
The Flaming Lips 6 1%
Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds 5 1%
Manic Street Preachers 5 1%
Pearl Jam 5 1%
Tori Amos 5 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 532 53%
United Kingdom 262 26%
Mexico 36 4%
Canada 35 4%
Australia 25 3%
Sweden 20 2%
Ireland 13 1%
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