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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 19,000 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.
19901,191116,280 Violator (130th)
by Depeche Mode
19911,217337,518 Nevermind (6th)
by Nirvana
19921,265188,631 Automatic For The People (47th)
by R.E.M.
19931,408201,180 In Utero (44th)
by Nirvana
19941,519335,414 Grace (42nd)
by Jeff Buckley
19951,523263,778 The Bends (15th)
by Radiohead
19961,666202,215 Pinkerton (109th)
by Weezer
19971,717321,397 OK Computer (1st)
by Radiohead
19981,635223,855 In The Aeroplane Over The Sea (17th)
by Neutral Milk Hotel
19991,794197,844 Ágætis Byrjun (71st)
by Sigur Rós
Total14,9352,388,111

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 83 8%
1991 81 8%
1992 95 10%
1993 104 10%
1994 128 13%
1995 110 11%
1996 109 11%
1997 104 10%
1998 98 10%
1999 88 9%
Artist Albums %


Blur 6 1%
The Flaming Lips 6 1%
Alice In Chains 5 1%
Aphex Twin 5 1%
R.E.M. 5 1%
The Smashing Pumpkins 5 1%
Green Day 5 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 546 55%
United Kingdom 270 27%
Canada 36 4%
Australia 26 3%
Sweden 21 2%
Norway 15 2%
Ireland 13 1%
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