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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 19,000 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.
19901,214117,941 Violator (136th)
by Depeche Mode
19911,242340,900 Nevermind (7th)
by Nirvana
19921,300190,792 Automatic For The People (47th)
by R.E.M.
19931,435203,501 In Utero (45th)
by Nirvana
19941,559339,735 Grace (42nd)
by Jeff Buckley
19951,564266,780 The Bends (15th)
by Radiohead
19961,714204,077 Pinkerton (109th)
by Weezer
19971,769324,422 OK Computer (1st)
by Radiohead
19981,689226,675 In The Aeroplane Over The Sea (17th)
by Neutral Milk Hotel
19991,831199,447 Ágætis Byrjun (73rd)
by Sigur Rós

The best artists of the 1990s were Radiohead, Nirvana, Neutral Milk Hotel, Oasis, Pearl Jam, The Smashing Pumpkins, My Bloody Valentine, R.E.M., Weezer and Red Hot Chili Peppers.
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Best Albums of the 1990s composition

Year Albums %

1990 83 8%
1991 83 8%
1992 98 10%
1993 103 10%
1994 126 13%
1995 108 11%
1996 111 11%
1997 102 10%
1998 98 10%
1999 88 9%
Artist Albums %

Blur 6 1%
The Flaming Lips 6 1%
Manic Street Preachers 5 1%
Tori Amos 5 1%
Nirvana 5 1%
Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds 5 1%
Pavement 5 1%
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Country Albums %

United States 548 55%
United Kingdom 271 27%
Canada 35 4%
Australia 26 3%
Sweden 21 2%
Norway 14 1%
Ireland 13 1%
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