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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.
19901,029102,264 Violator (132nd)
by Depeche Mode
19911,064311,130 Nevermind (6th)
by Nirvana
19921,119172,921 Automatic For The People (46th)
by R.E.M.
19931,241179,109 In Utero (44th)
by Nirvana
19941,330301,348 Grace (41st)
by Jeff Buckley
19951,316237,400 The Bends (15th)
by Radiohead
19961,429181,973 Pinkerton (105th)
by Weezer
19971,461292,611 OK Computer (1st)
by Radiohead
19981,391202,564 In The Aeroplane Over The Sea (17th)
by Neutral Milk Hotel
19991,520182,356 Ágætis Byrjun [Agaetis Byrjun] (70th)
by Sigur Rós
Total12,9002,163,677

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 86 9%
1992 102 10%
1993 98 10%
1994 123 12%
1995 111 11%
1996 107 11%
1997 106 11%
1998 96 10%
1999 94 9%
Artist Albums %


Ween 6 1%
The Flaming Lips 6 1%
Blur 6 1%
Tori Amos 5 1%
R.E.M. 5 1%
Pavement 5 1%
Sonic Youth 5 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 534 53%
United Kingdom 265 27%
Canada 36 4%
Mexico 32 3%
Australia 25 3%
Sweden 19 2%
Norway 12 1%
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