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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 31,000 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.
19901,704164,080 Violator (130th)
by Depeche Mode
19911,680439,111 Nevermind (10th)
by Nirvana
19921,816255,510 Automatic For The People (57th)
by R.E.M.
19931,898269,634 In Utero (53rd)
by Nirvana
19942,119447,386 Grace (43rd)
by Jeff Buckley
19952,183343,312 The Bends (18th)
by Radiohead
19962,327278,284 Pinkerton (103rd)
by Weezer
19972,349437,573 OK Computer (1st)
by Radiohead
19982,323299,063 In The Aeroplane Over The Sea (17th)
by Neutral Milk Hotel
19992,546270,900 Ágætis Byrjun (62nd)
by Sigur Rós
Total20,9453,204,853

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:3,344 charts
Rank in 1997:1Rank Score:182,728
Rank in 1990s1Overall Rank:1
Average Rating: Top rated 92/100 (4,013 votes)
Comments: 652 comments
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2.

NevermindUnited States Nirvana
Year of Release:1991Appears in:2,376 charts
Rank in 1991:1Rank Score:98,041
Rank in 1990s2Overall Rank:10
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (3,203 votes)
Comments: 331 comments
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3.

In The Aeroplane Over The SeaUnited States Neutral Milk Hotel
Year of Release:1998Appears in:1,813 charts
Rank in 1998:1Rank Score:82,190
Rank in 1990s3Overall Rank:17
Average Rating: Top rated 88/100 (2,051 votes)
Comments: 346 comments
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4.

The BendsUnited Kingdom Radiohead
Year of Release:1995Appears in:2,060 charts
Rank in 1995:1Rank Score:81,243
Rank in 1990s4Overall Rank:18
Average Rating: Top rated 88/100 (2,834 votes)
Comments: 251 comments
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5.

LovelessIreland My Bloody Valentine
Year of Release:1991Appears in:1,519 charts
Rank in 1991:2Rank Score:57,559
Rank in 1990s5Overall Rank:25
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (1,679 votes)
Comments: 235 comments
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6.

TenUnited States Pearl Jam
Year of Release:1991Appears in:1,318 charts
Rank in 1991:3Rank Score:42,725
Rank in 1990s6Overall Rank:40
Average Rating:  82/100 (1,683 votes)
Comments: 133 comments
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7.

(What's The Story) Morning Glory?United Kingdom Oasis
Year of Release:1995Appears in:1,256 charts
Rank in 1995:2Rank Score:41,272
Rank in 1990s7Overall Rank:41
Average Rating:  81/100 (1,818 votes)
Comments: 171 comments
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8.

GraceUnited States Jeff Buckley
Year of Release:1994Appears in:1,256 charts
Rank in 1994:1Rank Score:39,458
Rank in 1990s8Overall Rank:43
Average Rating:  84/100 (1,396 votes)
Comments: 136 comments
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9.

In UteroUnited States Nirvana
Year of Release:1993Appears in:1,222 charts
Rank in 1993:1Rank Score:36,456
Rank in 1990s9Overall Rank:53
Average Rating:  84/100 (1,875 votes)
Comments: 126 comments
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10.

Automatic For The PeopleUnited States R.E.M.
Year of Release:1992Appears in:1,263 charts
Rank in 1992:1Rank Score:35,304
Rank in 1990s10Overall Rank:57
Average Rating:  84/100 (1,537 votes)
Comments: 126 comments
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Best Albums of the 1990s composition

Year Albums %


1990 80 8%
1991 80 8%
1992 106 11%
1993 100 10%
1994 126 13%
1995 110 11%
1996 114 11%
1997 99 10%
1998 98 10%
1999 87 9%
Artist Albums %


Blur 6 1%
The Flaming Lips 6 1%
Pearl Jam 5 1%
Tori Amos 5 1%
Alice In Chains 5 1%
R.E.M. 5 1%
The Smashing Pumpkins 5 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 558 56%
United Kingdom 261 26%
Canada 36 4%
Australia 30 3%
Sweden 18 2%
Norway 15 2%
Ireland 13 1%
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