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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 25,000 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.
19901,453140,056 Violator (137th)
by Depeche Mode
19911,482392,262 Nevermind (7th)
by Nirvana
19921,581224,371 Automatic For The People (53rd)
by R.E.M.
19931,670237,275 In Utero (47th)
by Nirvana
19941,819400,655 Grace (42nd)
by Jeff Buckley
19951,880309,502 The Bends (16th)
by Radiohead
19962,021245,060 Pinkerton (96th)
by Weezer
19972,070385,506 OK Computer (1st)
by Radiohead
19981,995267,394 In The Aeroplane Over The Sea (18th)
by Neutral Milk Hotel
19992,210240,670 Ágætis Byrjun (71st)
by Sigur Rós
Total18,1812,842,752

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:2,932 charts
Rank in 1997:1Rank Score:164,396
Rank in 1990s1Overall Rank:1
Average Rating: Top rated 92/100 (3,409 votes)
Comments: 580 comments
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2.

NevermindUnited States Nirvana
Year of Release:1991Appears in:2,066 charts
Rank in 1991:1Rank Score:90,703
Rank in 1990s2Overall Rank:8
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (2,789 votes)
Comments: 296 comments
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3.

The BendsUnited Kingdom Radiohead
Year of Release:1995Appears in:1,830 charts
Rank in 1995:1Rank Score:76,339
Rank in 1990s3Overall Rank:16
Average Rating: Top rated 88/100 (2,458 votes)
Comments: 216 comments
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4.

In The Aeroplane Over The SeaUnited States Neutral Milk Hotel
Year of Release:1998Appears in:1,591 charts
Rank in 1998:1Rank Score:73,781
Rank in 1990s4Overall Rank:18
Average Rating: Top rated 88/100 (1,757 votes)
Comments: 296 comments
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5.

LovelessIreland My Bloody Valentine
Year of Release:1991Appears in:1,287 charts
Rank in 1991:2Rank Score:50,075
Rank in 1990s5Overall Rank:27
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (1,435 votes)
Comments: 211 comments
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6.

TenUnited States Pearl Jam
Year of Release:1991Appears in:1,144 charts
Rank in 1991:3Rank Score:39,648
Rank in 1990s6Overall Rank:36
Average Rating:  82/100 (1,475 votes)
Comments: 114 comments
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7.

(What's The Story) Morning Glory?United Kingdom Oasis
Year of Release:1995Appears in:1,093 charts
Rank in 1995:2Rank Score:37,182
Rank in 1990s7Overall Rank:41
Average Rating:  81/100 (1,589 votes)
Comments: 154 comments
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8.

GraceUnited States Jeff Buckley
Year of Release:1994Appears in:1,086 charts
Rank in 1994:1Rank Score:36,257
Rank in 1990s8Overall Rank:42
Average Rating:  84/100 (1,222 votes)
Comments: 116 comments
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9.

In UteroUnited States Nirvana
Year of Release:1993Appears in:1,047 charts
Rank in 1993:1Rank Score:33,629
Rank in 1990s9Overall Rank:47
Average Rating:  84/100 (1,623 votes)
Comments: 119 comments
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10.

Automatic For The PeopleUnited States R.E.M.
Year of Release:1992Appears in:1,086 charts
Rank in 1992:1Rank Score:32,034
Rank in 1990s10Overall Rank:53
Average Rating:  84/100 (1,341 votes)
Comments: 115 comments
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Best Albums of the 1990s composition

Year Albums %


1990 85 9%
1991 80 8%
1992 98 10%
1993 100 10%
1994 128 13%
1995 112 11%
1996 118 12%
1997 98 10%
1998 95 10%
1999 86 9%
Artist Albums %


Blur 6 1%
The Flaming Lips 6 1%
Green Day 5 1%
Beck 5 1%
Sonic Youth 5 1%
Manic Street Preachers 5 1%
Radiohead 5 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 558 56%
United Kingdom 263 26%
Canada 34 3%
Australia 26 3%
Sweden 18 2%
Norway 15 2%
Mixed Nationality 13 1%
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