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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 29,000 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.
19901,600156,944 Violator (132nd)
by Depeche Mode
19911,629425,213 Nevermind (10th)
by Nirvana
19921,755246,540 Automatic For The People (57th)
by R.E.M.
19931,832262,151 In Utero (53rd)
by Nirvana
19942,012435,077 Grace (42nd)
by Jeff Buckley
19952,113333,104 The Bends (17th)
by Radiohead
19962,250269,120 Pinkerton (102nd)
by Weezer
19972,277423,412 OK Computer (1st)
by Radiohead
19982,237290,277 In The Aeroplane Over The Sea (18th)
by Neutral Milk Hotel
19992,460262,635 Ágætis Byrjun (63rd)
by Sigur Rós
Total20,1653,104,473

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:3,233 charts
Rank in 1997:1Rank Score:177,164
Rank in 1990s1Overall Rank:1
Average Rating: Top rated 92/100 (3,852 votes)
Comments: 635 comments
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2.

NevermindUnited States Nirvana
Year of Release:1991Appears in:2,288 charts
Rank in 1991:1Rank Score:95,485
Rank in 1990s2Overall Rank:10
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (3,084 votes)
Comments: 323 comments
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3.

The BendsUnited Kingdom Radiohead
Year of Release:1995Appears in:2,008 charts
Rank in 1995:1Rank Score:80,114
Rank in 1990s3Overall Rank:17
Average Rating: Top rated 88/100 (2,737 votes)
Comments: 244 comments
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4.

In The Aeroplane Over The SeaUnited States Neutral Milk Hotel
Year of Release:1998Appears in:1,756 charts
Rank in 1998:1Rank Score:79,819
Rank in 1990s4Overall Rank:18
Average Rating: Top rated 88/100 (1,971 votes)
Comments: 336 comments
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5.

LovelessIreland My Bloody Valentine
Year of Release:1991Appears in:1,455 charts
Rank in 1991:2Rank Score:55,256
Rank in 1990s5Overall Rank:26
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (1,607 votes)
Comments: 227 comments
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6.

TenUnited States Pearl Jam
Year of Release:1991Appears in:1,262 charts
Rank in 1991:3Rank Score:41,799
Rank in 1990s6Overall Rank:40
Average Rating:  82/100 (1,626 votes)
Comments: 126 comments
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7.

(What's The Story) Morning Glory?United Kingdom Oasis
Year of Release:1995Appears in:1,214 charts
Rank in 1995:2Rank Score:39,823
Rank in 1990s7Overall Rank:41
Average Rating:  81/100 (1,754 votes)
Comments: 166 comments
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8.

GraceUnited States Jeff Buckley
Year of Release:1994Appears in:1,224 charts
Rank in 1994:1Rank Score:39,180
Rank in 1990s8Overall Rank:42
Average Rating:  84/100 (1,356 votes)
Comments: 133 comments
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9.

In UteroUnited States Nirvana
Year of Release:1993Appears in:1,172 charts
Rank in 1993:1Rank Score:35,309
Rank in 1990s9Overall Rank:53
Average Rating:  84/100 (1,814 votes)
Comments: 125 comments
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10.

Automatic For The PeopleUnited States R.E.M.
Year of Release:1992Appears in:1,204 charts
Rank in 1992:1Rank Score:34,280
Rank in 1990s10Overall Rank:57
Average Rating:  84/100 (1,475 votes)
Comments: 124 comments
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Best Albums of the 1990s composition

Year Albums %


1990 82 8%
1991 79 8%
1992 100 10%
1993 101 10%
1994 131 13%
1995 112 11%
1996 116 12%
1997 98 10%
1998 97 10%
1999 84 8%
Artist Albums %


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


United States 560 56%
United Kingdom 260 26%
Canada 35 4%
Australia 28 3%
Sweden 18 2%
Norway 15 2%
Ireland 15 2%
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