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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 26,000 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.
19901,479144,114 Violator (135th)
by Depeche Mode
19911,503397,393 Nevermind (8th)
by Nirvana
19921,604229,550 Automatic For The People (53rd)
by R.E.M.
19931,694241,839 In Utero (49th)
by Nirvana
19941,837407,847 Grace (42nd)
by Jeff Buckley
19951,904312,104 The Bends (16th)
by Radiohead
19962,047249,841 Pinkerton (97th)
by Weezer
19972,103392,353 OK Computer (1st)
by Radiohead
19982,035271,523 In The Aeroplane Over The Sea (18th)
by Neutral Milk Hotel
19992,293245,644 Ágætis Byrjun (65th)
by Sigur Rós
Total18,4992,892,207

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:2,992 charts
Rank in 1997:1Rank Score:166,920
Rank in 1990s1Overall Rank:1
Average Rating: Top rated 92/100 (3,483 votes)
Comments: 588 comments
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2.

NevermindUnited States Nirvana
Year of Release:1991Appears in:2,118 charts
Rank in 1991:1Rank Score:91,611
Rank in 1990s2Overall Rank:8
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (2,846 votes)
Comments: 303 comments
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3.

The BendsUnited Kingdom Radiohead
Year of Release:1995Appears in:1,868 charts
Rank in 1995:1Rank Score:76,397
Rank in 1990s3Overall Rank:16
Average Rating: Top rated 88/100 (2,510 votes)
Comments: 221 comments
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4.

In The Aeroplane Over The SeaUnited States Neutral Milk Hotel
Year of Release:1998Appears in:1,627 charts
Rank in 1998:1Rank Score:75,399
Rank in 1990s4Overall Rank:18
Average Rating: Top rated 88/100 (1,790 votes)
Comments: 304 comments
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5.

LovelessIreland My Bloody Valentine
Year of Release:1991Appears in:1,323 charts
Rank in 1991:2Rank Score:51,179
Rank in 1990s5Overall Rank:27
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (1,472 votes)
Comments: 213 comments
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6.

TenUnited States Pearl Jam
Year of Release:1991Appears in:1,166 charts
Rank in 1991:3Rank Score:39,911
Rank in 1990s6Overall Rank:38
Average Rating:  82/100 (1,509 votes)
Comments: 116 comments
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7.

(What's The Story) Morning Glory?United Kingdom Oasis
Year of Release:1995Appears in:1,113 charts
Rank in 1995:2Rank Score:37,130
Rank in 1990s7Overall Rank:41
Average Rating:  81/100 (1,617 votes)
Comments: 157 comments
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8.

GraceUnited States Jeff Buckley
Year of Release:1994Appears in:1,107 charts
Rank in 1994:1Rank Score:36,337
Rank in 1990s8Overall Rank:42
Average Rating:  84/100 (1,254 votes)
Comments: 119 comments
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9.

In UteroUnited States Nirvana
Year of Release:1993Appears in:1,079 charts
Rank in 1993:1Rank Score:33,931
Rank in 1990s9Overall Rank:49
Average Rating:  84/100 (1,661 votes)
Comments: 122 comments
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10.

Automatic For The PeopleUnited States R.E.M.
Year of Release:1992Appears in:1,113 charts
Rank in 1992:1Rank Score:32,354
Rank in 1990s10Overall Rank:53
Average Rating:  84/100 (1,371 votes)
Comments: 118 comments
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Best Albums of the 1990s composition

Year Albums %


1990 85 9%
1991 79 8%
1992 97 10%
1993 101 10%
1994 129 13%
1995 111 11%
1996 116 12%
1997 98 10%
1998 96 10%
1999 88 9%
Artist Albums %


Blur 6 1%
The Flaming Lips 6 1%
The Smashing Pumpkins 5 1%
Suede 5 1%
Green Day 5 1%
Sonic Youth 5 1%
Beck 5 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 553 55%
United Kingdom 267 27%
Canada 33 3%
Australia 27 3%
Sweden 19 2%
Norway 15 2%
Mixed Nationality 13 1%
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