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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 15,000 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.
199096197,168 Violator (136th)
by Depeche Mode
1991994302,603 Nevermind (6th)
by Nirvana
19921,039168,109 Automatic For The People (45th)
by R.E.M.
19931,157171,485 In Utero (43rd)
by Nirvana
19941,228293,140 Grace (40th)
by Jeff Buckley
19951,240229,821 The Bends (15th)
by Radiohead
19961,314174,389 Pinkerton (107th)
by Weezer
19971,364282,810 OK Computer (1st)
by Radiohead
19981,280194,021 In The Aeroplane Over The Sea (18th)
by Neutral Milk Hotel
19991,403175,227 Ágætis Byrjun [Agaes Byrjun] (70th)
by Sigur Rós
Total11,9802,088,771

The best artists of the 1990s were Radiohead, Nirvana, Oasis, Neutral Milk Hotel, 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 85 9%
1992 105 11%
1993 96 10%
1994 124 12%
1995 108 11%
1996 104 10%
1997 104 10%
1998 103 10%
1999 93 9%
Artist Albums %


The Flaming Lips 6 1%
Blur 6 1%
Sonic Youth 5 1%
Nirvana 5 1%
Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds 5 1%
Manic Street Preachers 5 1%
Pearl Jam 5 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 538 54%
United Kingdom 263 26%
Mexico 33 3%
Canada 33 3%
Australia 26 3%
Sweden 19 2%
Norway 12 1%
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