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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.
19901,496146,339 Violator (136th)
by Depeche Mode
19911,521402,328 Nevermind (8th)
by Nirvana
19921,620231,396 Automatic For The People (54th)
by R.E.M.
19931,710244,353 In Utero (51st)
by Nirvana
19941,865410,129 Grace (42nd)
by Jeff Buckley
19951,936315,211 The Bends (16th)
by Radiohead
19962,074252,958 Pinkerton (94th)
by Weezer
19972,144396,128 OK Computer (1st)
by Radiohead
19982,075273,865 In The Aeroplane Over The Sea (18th)
by Neutral Milk Hotel
19992,316248,425 Ágætis Byrjun (65th)
by Sigur Rós
Total18,7572,921,132

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
8.

GraceUnited States Jeff Buckley
Year of Release:1994Appears in:1,123 charts
Rank in 1994:1Rank Score:36,487
Rank in 1990s8Overall Rank:42
Average Rating:  84/100 (1,262 votes)
Comments: 124 comments
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15.

Weezer (The Blue Album)United States Weezer
Year of Release:1994Appears in:870 charts
Rank in 1994:2Rank Score:26,446
Rank in 1990s15Overall Rank:73
Average Rating:  84/100 (1,146 votes)
Comments: 95 comments
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16.

Definitely MaybeUnited Kingdom Oasis
Year of Release:1994Appears in:795 charts
Rank in 1994:3Rank Score:25,308
Rank in 1990s16Overall Rank:77
Average Rating:  79/100 (1,236 votes)
Comments: 105 comments
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17.

DummyUnited Kingdom Portishead
Year of Release:1994Appears in:925 charts
Rank in 1994:4Rank Score:24,422
Rank in 1990s17Overall Rank:81
Average Rating:  84/100 (993 votes)
Comments: 65 comments
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19.

IllmaticUnited States Nas
Year of Release:1994Appears in:719 charts
Rank in 1994:5Rank Score:22,992
Rank in 1990s19Overall Rank:86
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (856 votes)
Comments: 63 comments
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23.

MTV Unplugged In New YorkUnited States Nirvana
Year of Release:1994Appears in:657 charts
Rank in 1994:6Rank Score:18,402
Rank in 1990s23Overall Rank:113
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (1,277 votes)
Comments: 60 comments
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35.

DookieUnited States Green Day
Year of Release:1994Appears in:592 charts
Rank in 1994:7Rank Score:14,148
Rank in 1990s35Overall Rank:154
Average Rating:  78/100 (953 votes)
Comments: 64 comments
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36.

ParklifeUnited Kingdom Blur
Year of Release:1994Appears in:629 charts
Rank in 1994:8Rank Score:14,101
Rank in 1990s36Overall Rank:155
Average Rating:  80/100 (890 votes)
Comments: 50 comments
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37.

The Downward SpiralUnited States Nine Inch Nails
Year of Release:1994Appears in:524 charts
Rank in 1994:9Rank Score:13,890
Rank in 1990s37Overall Rank:162
Average Rating:  81/100 (683 votes)
Comments: 51 comments
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38.

Crooked Rain, Crooked RainUnited States Pavement
Year of Release:1994Appears in:572 charts
Rank in 1994:10Rank Score:13,607
Rank in 1990s38Overall Rank:163
Average Rating:  84/100 (703 votes)
Comments: 59 comments
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Best Albums of the 1990s composition

Year Albums %


1990 85 9%
1991 79 8%
1992 97 10%
1993 100 10%
1994 130 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%
R.E.M. 5 1%
The Smashing Pumpkins 5 1%
Suede 5 1%
Sonic Youth 5 1%
Green Day 5 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 555 56%
United Kingdom 264 26%
Canada 33 3%
Australia 28 3%
Sweden 19 2%
Norway 15 2%
Mixed Nationality 14 1%
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