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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.
19901,496146,097 Violator (136th)
by Depeche Mode
19911,521402,302 Nevermind (8th)
by Nirvana
19921,620231,129 Automatic For The People (54th)
by R.E.M.
19931,710244,486 In Utero (51st)
by Nirvana
19941,863410,419 Grace (42nd)
by Jeff Buckley
19951,935315,111 The Bends (16th)
by Radiohead
19962,074253,039 Pinkerton (94th)
by Weezer
19972,142396,431 OK Computer (1st)
by Radiohead
19982,072273,612 In The Aeroplane Over The Sea (18th)
by Neutral Milk Hotel
19992,316248,506 Ágætis Byrjun (65th)
by Sigur Rós
Total18,7492,921,133

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
10.

Automatic For The PeopleUnited States R.E.M.
Year of Release:1992Appears in:1,118 charts
Rank in 1992:1Rank Score:32,447
Rank in 1990s10Overall Rank:54
Average Rating:  84/100 (1,380 votes)
Comments: 118 comments
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20.

Rage Against The MachineUnited States Rage Against The Machine
Year of Release:1992Appears in:748 charts
Rank in 1992:2Rank Score:21,891
Rank in 1990s20Overall Rank:92
Average Rating:  82/100 (1,030 votes)
Comments: 54 comments
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30.

Slanted & EnchantedUnited States Pavement
Year of Release:1992Appears in:570 charts
Rank in 1992:3Rank Score:15,363
Rank in 1990s30Overall Rank:141
Average Rating:  83/100 (770 votes)
Comments: 56 comments
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45.

DirtUnited States Alice In Chains
Year of Release:1992Appears in:450 charts
Rank in 1992:4Rank Score:11,896
Rank in 1990s45Overall Rank:189
Average Rating:  81/100 (662 votes)
Comments: 33 comments
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59.

Selected Ambient Works 85-92United Kingdom Aphex Twin
Year of Release:1992Appears in:356 charts
Rank in 1992:5Rank Score:7,762
Rank in 1990s59Overall Rank:295
Average Rating:  83/100 (435 votes)
Comments: 35 comments
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69.

The ChronicUnited States Dr. Dre
Year of Release:1992Appears in:282 charts
Rank in 1992:6Rank Score:6,166
Rank in 1990s69Overall Rank:356
Average Rating:  79/100 (434 votes)
Comments: 18 comments
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72.

Angel DustUnited States Faith No More
Year of Release:1992Appears in:238 charts
Rank in 1992:7Rank Score:5,997
Rank in 1990s72Overall Rank:366
Average Rating:  78/100 (364 votes)
Comments: 24 comments
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83.

Little EarthquakesUnited States Tori Amos
Year of Release:1992Appears in:257 charts
Rank in 1992:8Rank Score:5,183
Rank in 1990s83Overall Rank:424
Average Rating:  78/100 (328 votes)
Comments: 21 comments
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106.

Images And WordsUnited States Dream Theater
Year of Release:1992Appears in:158 charts
Rank in 1992:9Rank Score:4,027
Rank in 1990s106Overall Rank:522
Average Rating:  78/100 (258 votes)
Comments: 11 comments
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138.

DirtyUnited States Sonic Youth
Year of Release:1992Appears in:193 charts
Rank in 1992:10Rank Score:3,126
Rank in 1990s138Overall Rank:665
Average Rating:  79/100 (333 votes)
Comments: 20 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%
Beck 5 1%
Manic Street Preachers 5 1%
Radiohead 5 1%
Aphex Twin 5 1%
Nirvana 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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