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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.
19901,038104,196 Violator (134th)
by Depeche Mode
19911,082314,636 Nevermind (6th)
by Nirvana
19921,131174,563 Automatic For The People (46th)
by R.E.M.
19931,259182,274 In Utero (44th)
by Nirvana
19941,341306,760 Grace (41st)
by Jeff Buckley
19951,334240,966 The Bends (15th)
by Radiohead
19961,446184,280 Pinkerton (105th)
by Weezer
19971,485295,506 OK Computer (1st)
by Radiohead
19981,417204,771 In The Aeroplane Over The Sea (17th)
by Neutral Milk Hotel
19991,543184,238 Ágætis Byrjun [Agaetis Byrjun] (69th)
by Sigur Rós
Total13,0762,192,190

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 78 8%
1991 87 9%
1992 97 10%
1993 97 10%
1994 125 13%
1995 112 11%
1996 108 11%
1997 106 11%
1998 98 10%
1999 92 9%
Artist Albums %


Ween 6 1%
The Flaming Lips 6 1%
Blur 6 1%
Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds 5 1%
Manic Street Preachers 5 1%
Aphex Twin 5 1%
Pearl Jam 5 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 537 54%
United Kingdom 262 26%
Canada 36 4%
Mexico 32 3%
Australia 25 3%
Sweden 19 2%
Argentina 12 1%
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