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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 22,000 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.
19901,337128,130 Violator (133rd)
by Depeche Mode
19911,361362,888 Nevermind (7th)
by Nirvana
19921,454203,757 Automatic For The People (48th)
by R.E.M.
19931,556216,114 In Utero (46th)
by Nirvana
19941,661363,744 Grace (43rd)
by Jeff Buckley
19951,750283,347 The Bends (15th)
by Radiohead
19961,852217,402 Pinkerton (103rd)
by Weezer
19971,894347,399 OK Computer (1st)
by Radiohead
19981,840241,670 In The Aeroplane Over The Sea (17th)
by Neutral Milk Hotel
19992,025215,550 Ágætis Byrjun (74th)
by Sigur Rós
Total16,7302,580,001

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 Jeff Buckley.
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Best Albums of the 1990s composition

Year Albums %


1990 83 8%
1991 81 8%
1992 104 10%
1993 102 10%
1994 124 12%
1995 111 11%
1996 111 11%
1997 102 10%
1998 94 9%
1999 88 9%
Artist Albums %


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


United States 551 55%
United Kingdom 268 27%
Canada 37 4%
Australia 25 3%
Sweden 19 2%
Norway 14 1%
Mixed Nationality 11 1%
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