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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 16,000 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.
19901,013100,300 Violator (136th)
by Depeche Mode
19911,045307,067 Nevermind (6th)
by Nirvana
19921,096170,575 Automatic For The People (46th)
by R.E.M.
19931,209175,793 In Utero (43rd)
by Nirvana
19941,302299,161 Grace (40th)
by Jeff Buckley
19951,286234,514 The Bends (15th)
by Radiohead
19961,394179,012 Pinkerton (105th)
by Weezer
19971,421288,380 OK Computer (1st)
by Radiohead
19981,344199,331 In The Aeroplane Over The Sea (17th)
by Neutral Milk Hotel
19991,465179,326 Ágætis Byrjun [Agaes Byrjun] (70th)
by Sigur Rós
Total12,5752,133,460

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 77 8%
1991 84 8%
1992 101 10%
1993 98 10%
1994 127 13%
1995 108 11%
1996 104 10%
1997 106 11%
1998 102 10%
1999 93 9%
Artist Albums %


The Flaming Lips 6 1%
Blur 6 1%
Tori Amos 5 1%
R.E.M. 5 1%
Pavement 5 1%
Aphex Twin 5 1%
The Smashing Pumpkins 5 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 539 54%
United Kingdom 264 26%
Canada 34 3%
Mexico 33 3%
Australia 25 3%
Sweden 19 2%
Norway 12 1%
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