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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 35,000 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.
19901,936179,114 Violator (129th)
by Depeche Mode
19911,950467,807 Nevermind (10th)
by Nirvana
19921,974270,625 Automatic For The People (55th)
by R.E.M.
19932,061292,332 In Utero (53rd)
by Nirvana
19942,272476,650 Grace (46th)
by Jeff Buckley
19952,337362,870 The Bends (18th)
by Radiohead
19962,510294,578 Pinkerton (102nd)
by Weezer
19972,534466,266 OK Computer (1st)
by Radiohead
19982,507317,066 In The Aeroplane Over The Sea (17th)
by Neutral Milk Hotel
19992,733289,109 Ágætis Byrjun (66th)
by Sigur Rós
Total22,8143,416,417

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:3,588 charts
Rank in 1997:1Rank Score:192,942
Rank in 1990s1Overall Rank:1
Average Rating: Top rated 92/100 (4,374 votes)
Comments: 704 comments
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2.

NevermindUnited States Nirvana
Year of Release:1991Appears in:2,553 charts
Rank in 1991:1Rank Score:102,988
Rank in 1990s2Overall Rank:10
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (3,454 votes)
Comments: 357 comments
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3.

In The Aeroplane Over The SeaUnited States Neutral Milk Hotel
Year of Release:1998Appears in:1,977 charts
Rank in 1998:1Rank Score:87,463
Rank in 1990s3Overall Rank:17
Average Rating: Top rated 88/100 (2,253 votes)
Comments: 363 comments
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4.

The BendsUnited Kingdom Radiohead
Year of Release:1995Appears in:2,215 charts
Rank in 1995:1Rank Score:84,735
Rank in 1990s4Overall Rank:18
Average Rating: Top rated 88/100 (3,083 votes)
Comments: 264 comments
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5.

LovelessIreland My Bloody Valentine
Year of Release:1991Appears in:1,678 charts
Rank in 1991:2Rank Score:62,377
Rank in 1990s5Overall Rank:25
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (1,851 votes)
Comments: 257 comments
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6.

TenUnited States Pearl Jam
Year of Release:1991Appears in:1,422 charts
Rank in 1991:3Rank Score:45,092
Rank in 1990s6Overall Rank:41
Average Rating:  82/100 (1,827 votes)
Comments: 140 comments
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7.

(What's The Story) Morning Glory?United Kingdom Oasis
Year of Release:1995Appears in:1,368 charts
Rank in 1995:2Rank Score:43,018
Rank in 1990s7Overall Rank:43
Average Rating:  81/100 (1,960 votes)
Comments: 186 comments
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8.

GraceUnited States Jeff Buckley
Year of Release:1994Appears in:1,330 charts
Rank in 1994:1Rank Score:40,948
Rank in 1990s8Overall Rank:46
Average Rating:  84/100 (1,504 votes)
Comments: 139 comments
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9.

In UteroUnited States Nirvana
Year of Release:1993Appears in:1,348 charts
Rank in 1993:1Rank Score:39,457
Rank in 1990s9Overall Rank:53
Average Rating:  84/100 (2,048 votes)
Comments: 137 comments
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10.

Automatic For The PeopleUnited States R.E.M.
Year of Release:1992Appears in:1,384 charts
Rank in 1992:1Rank Score:37,390
Rank in 1990s10Overall Rank:55
Average Rating:  84/100 (1,675 votes)
Comments: 138 comments
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Best Albums of the 1990s composition

Year Albums %


1990 83 8%
1991 83 8%
1992 104 10%
1993 99 10%
1994 125 13%
1995 113 11%
1996 108 11%
1997 99 10%
1998 100 10%
1999 86 9%
Artist Albums %


Blur 6 1%
The Flaming Lips 6 1%
R.E.M. 5 1%
The Smashing Pumpkins 5 1%
Pavement 5 1%
Sonic Youth 5 1%
Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds 5 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 558 56%
United Kingdom 256 26%
Canada 36 4%
Australia 26 3%
Sweden 19 2%
Mixed Nationality 17 2%
Ireland 14 1%
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