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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.
19901,496146,073 Violator (136th)
by Depeche Mode
19911,521401,839 Nevermind (8th)
by Nirvana
19921,619230,922 Automatic For The People (54th)
by R.E.M.
19931,710244,224 In Utero (51st)
by Nirvana
19941,864409,960 Grace (42nd)
by Jeff Buckley
19951,934314,902 The Bends (16th)
by Radiohead
19962,073252,837 Pinkerton (95th)
by Weezer
19972,142396,158 OK Computer (1st)
by Radiohead
19982,071273,496 In The Aeroplane Over The Sea (18th)
by Neutral Milk Hotel
19992,316248,557 Ágætis Byrjun (65th)
by Sigur Rós
Total18,7462,918,970

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
2.

NevermindUnited States Nirvana
Year of Release:1991Appears in:2,142 charts
Rank in 1991:1Rank Score:92,162
Rank in 1990s2Overall Rank:8
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (2,876 votes)
Comments: 304 comments
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5.

LovelessIreland My Bloody Valentine
Year of Release:1991Appears in:1,349 charts
Rank in 1991:2Rank Score:52,471
Rank in 1990s5Overall Rank:26
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (1,484 votes)
Comments: 215 comments
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6.

TenUnited States Pearl Jam
Year of Release:1991Appears in:1,183 charts
Rank in 1991:3Rank Score:40,335
Rank in 1990s6Overall Rank:38
Average Rating:  82/100 (1,522 votes)
Comments: 120 comments
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14.

Achtung BabyIreland U2
Year of Release:1991Appears in:846 charts
Rank in 1991:4Rank Score:26,558
Rank in 1990s14Overall Rank:72
Average Rating:  81/100 (1,224 votes)
Comments: 100 comments
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22.

Blood Sugar Sex MagikUnited States Red Hot Chili Peppers
Year of Release:1991Appears in:695 charts
Rank in 1991:5Rank Score:19,790
Rank in 1990s22Overall Rank:109
Average Rating:  79/100 (1,156 votes)
Comments: 64 comments
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26.

SpiderlandUnited States Slint
Year of Release:1991Appears in:580 charts
Rank in 1991:6Rank Score:16,972
Rank in 1990s26Overall Rank:126
Average Rating:  84/100 (695 votes)
Comments: 73 comments
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31.

MetallicaUnited States Metallica
Year of Release:1991Appears in:548 charts
Rank in 1991:7Rank Score:15,111
Rank in 1990s31Overall Rank:143
Average Rating:  77/100 (968 votes)
Comments: 58 comments
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43.

The Low End TheoryUnited States A Tribe Called Quest
Year of Release:1991Appears in:479 charts
Rank in 1991:8Rank Score:11,967
Rank in 1990s43Overall Rank:186
Average Rating:  84/100 (573 votes)
Comments: 37 comments
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49.

ScreamadelicaUnited Kingdom Primal Scream
Year of Release:1991Appears in:490 charts
Rank in 1991:9Rank Score:10,706
Rank in 1990s49Overall Rank:219
Average Rating:  80/100 (632 votes)
Comments: 44 comments
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52.

Laughing StockUnited Kingdom Talk Talk
Year of Release:1991Appears in:408 charts
Rank in 1991:10Rank Score:9,964
Rank in 1990s52Overall Rank:232
Average Rating:  84/100 (515 votes)
Comments: 51 comments
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Best Albums of the 1990s composition

Year Albums %


1990 85 9%
1991 79 8%
1992 98 10%
1993 100 10%
1994 129 13%
1995 111 11%
1996 116 12%
1997 98 10%
1998 98 10%
1999 86 9%
Artist Albums %


Blur 6 1%
The Flaming Lips 6 1%
Aphex Twin 5 1%
Radiohead 5 1%
Nirvana 5 1%
Tori Amos 5 1%
Alice In Chains 5 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 554 55%
United Kingdom 264 26%
Canada 34 3%
Australia 28 3%
Sweden 19 2%
Norway 15 2%
Mixed Nationality 14 1%
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