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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 27,000 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.
19901,530148,400 Violator (135th)
by Depeche Mode
19911,546408,718 Nevermind (7th)
by Nirvana
19921,657234,608 Automatic For The People (56th)
by R.E.M.
19931,744249,050 In Utero (51st)
by Nirvana
19941,901417,350 Grace (43rd)
by Jeff Buckley
19951,986319,946 The Bends (17th)
by Radiohead
19962,120258,825 Pinkerton (99th)
by Weezer
19972,184404,369 OK Computer (1st)
by Radiohead
19982,124278,186 In The Aeroplane Over The Sea (18th)
by Neutral Milk Hotel
19992,344252,187 Ágætis Byrjun (65th)
by Sigur Rós
Total19,1362,971,638

The best artists of the 1990s were Radiohead, Nirvana, Neutral Milk Hotel, Oasis, The Smashing Pumpkins, Pearl Jam, My Bloody Valentine, Weezer, R.E.M. and Jeff Buckley.
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RankAlbumArtist
1.

OK ComputerUnited Kingdom Radiohead
Year of Release:1997Appears in:3,086 charts
Rank in 1997:1Rank Score:171,060
Rank in 1990s1Overall Rank:1
Average Rating: Top rated 92/100 (3,625 votes)
Comments: 608 comments
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2.

NevermindUnited States Nirvana
Year of Release:1991Appears in:2,201 charts
Rank in 1991:1Rank Score:93,341
Rank in 1990s2Overall Rank:7
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (2,937 votes)
Comments: 313 comments
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3.

The BendsUnited Kingdom Radiohead
Year of Release:1995Appears in:1,928 charts
Rank in 1995:1Rank Score:78,153
Rank in 1990s3Overall Rank:17
Average Rating: Top rated 88/100 (2,601 votes)
Comments: 232 comments
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4.

In The Aeroplane Over The SeaUnited States Neutral Milk Hotel
Year of Release:1998Appears in:1,678 charts
Rank in 1998:1Rank Score:77,028
Rank in 1990s4Overall Rank:18
Average Rating: Top rated 88/100 (1,854 votes)
Comments: 314 comments
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5.

LovelessIreland My Bloody Valentine
Year of Release:1991Appears in:1,387 charts
Rank in 1991:2Rank Score:53,250
Rank in 1990s5Overall Rank:27
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (1,525 votes)
Comments: 220 comments
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6.

TenUnited States Pearl Jam
Year of Release:1991Appears in:1,203 charts
Rank in 1991:3Rank Score:40,201
Rank in 1990s6Overall Rank:40
Average Rating:  82/100 (1,556 votes)
Comments: 122 comments
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7.

(What's The Story) Morning Glory?United Kingdom Oasis
Year of Release:1995Appears in:1,147 charts
Rank in 1995:2Rank Score:38,082
Rank in 1990s7Overall Rank:41
Average Rating:  81/100 (1,662 votes)
Comments: 163 comments
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8.

GraceUnited States Jeff Buckley
Year of Release:1994Appears in:1,149 charts
Rank in 1994:1Rank Score:37,019
Rank in 1990s8Overall Rank:43
Average Rating:  84/100 (1,287 votes)
Comments: 131 comments
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9.

In UteroUnited States Nirvana
Year of Release:1993Appears in:1,109 charts
Rank in 1993:1Rank Score:34,443
Rank in 1990s9Overall Rank:51
Average Rating:  84/100 (1,721 votes)
Comments: 124 comments
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10.

Automatic For The PeopleUnited States R.E.M.
Year of Release:1992Appears in:1,136 charts
Rank in 1992:1Rank Score:32,675
Rank in 1990s10Overall Rank:56
Average Rating:  84/100 (1,407 votes)
Comments: 121 comments
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Best Albums of the 1990s composition

Year Albums %


1990 85 9%
1991 78 8%
1992 98 10%
1993 102 10%
1994 130 13%
1995 112 11%
1996 116 12%
1997 97 10%
1998 97 10%
1999 85 9%
Artist Albums %


The Flaming Lips 6 1%
Blur 6 1%
Suede 5 1%
The Smashing Pumpkins 5 1%
Green Day 5 1%
Sonic Youth 5 1%
Manic Street Preachers 5 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 558 56%
United Kingdom 267 27%
Canada 32 3%
Australia 27 3%
Sweden 19 2%
Norway 15 2%
Mixed Nationality 13 1%
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