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Best Albums of the 1990s

Listed below are the greatest albums of the 1990s as calculated from their overall rankings in over 37,000 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.
19902,037184,904 Violator (132nd)
by Depeche Mode
19912,052479,300 Nevermind (10th)
by Nirvana
19922,134279,601 Automatic For The People (57th)
by R.E.M.
19932,186301,525 In Utero (53rd)
by Nirvana
19942,358491,504 Grace (48th)
by Jeff Buckley
19952,441371,693 The Bends (18th)
by Radiohead
19962,618304,911 Pinkerton (99th)
by Weezer
19972,653477,918 OK Computer (1st)
by Radiohead
19982,625326,703 In The Aeroplane Over The Sea (17th)
by Neutral Milk Hotel
19992,869296,915 Ágætis Byrjun (65th)
by Sigur Rós
Total23,9733,514,976

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:3,693 charts
Rank in 1997:1Rank Score:196,930
Rank in 1990s1Overall Rank:1
Average Rating: Top rated 92/100 (4,524 votes)
Comments: 731 comments
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2.

NevermindUnited States Nirvana
Year of Release:1991Appears in:2,626 charts
Rank in 1991:1Rank Score:104,799
Rank in 1990s2Overall Rank:10
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (3,576 votes)
Comments: 367 comments
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3.

In The Aeroplane Over The SeaUnited States Neutral Milk Hotel
Year of Release:1998Appears in:2,040 charts
Rank in 1998:1Rank Score:89,517
Rank in 1990s3Overall Rank:17
Average Rating: Top rated 88/100 (2,343 votes)
Comments: 378 comments
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4.

The BendsUnited Kingdom Radiohead
Year of Release:1995Appears in:2,283 charts
Rank in 1995:1Rank Score:85,830
Rank in 1990s4Overall Rank:18
Average Rating: Top rated 87/100 (3,203 votes)
Comments: 273 comments
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5.

LovelessIreland My Bloody Valentine
Year of Release:1991Appears in:1,751 charts
Rank in 1991:2Rank Score:64,717
Rank in 1990s5Overall Rank:25
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (1,944 votes)
Comments: 267 comments
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6.

TenUnited States Pearl Jam
Year of Release:1991Appears in:1,465 charts
Rank in 1991:3Rank Score:45,829
Rank in 1990s6Overall Rank:41
Average Rating:  82/100 (1,902 votes)
Comments: 146 comments
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7.

(What's The Story) Morning Glory?United Kingdom Oasis
Year of Release:1995Appears in:1,423 charts
Rank in 1995:2Rank Score:43,767
Rank in 1990s7Overall Rank:43
Average Rating:  81/100 (2,030 votes)
Comments: 192 comments
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8.

GraceUnited States Jeff Buckley
Year of Release:1994Appears in:1,382 charts
Rank in 1994:1Rank Score:41,713
Rank in 1990s8Overall Rank:48
Average Rating:  84/100 (1,568 votes)
Comments: 145 comments
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9.

In UteroUnited States Nirvana
Year of Release:1993Appears in:1,403 charts
Rank in 1993:1Rank Score:40,950
Rank in 1990s9Overall Rank:53
Average Rating:  84/100 (2,149 votes)
Comments: 143 comments
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10.

Automatic For The PeopleUnited States R.E.M.
Year of Release:1992Appears in:1,428 charts
Rank in 1992:1Rank Score:38,038
Rank in 1990s10Overall Rank:57
Average Rating:  84/100 (1,736 votes)
Comments: 141 comments
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Best Albums of the 1990s composition

Year Albums %


1990 82 8%
1991 85 9%
1992 101 10%
1993 102 10%
1994 126 13%
1995 110 11%
1996 109 11%
1997 101 10%
1998 99 10%
1999 85 9%
Artist Albums %


The Flaming Lips 6 1%
Blur 6 1%
Suede 5 1%
Sonic Youth 5 1%
Pavement 5 1%
Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds 5 1%
Green Day 5 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 547 55%
United Kingdom 257 26%
Canada 36 4%
Mixed Nationality 26 3%
Australia 25 3%
Sweden 18 2%
Norway 14 1%
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