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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.
19901,611159,327 Violator (129th)
by Depeche Mode
19911,639428,083 Nevermind (10th)
by Nirvana
19921,769249,582 Automatic For The People (56th)
by R.E.M.
19931,836264,144 In Utero (53rd)
by Nirvana
19942,026438,884 Grace (42nd)
by Jeff Buckley
19952,120335,234 The Bends (17th)
by Radiohead
19962,260270,767 Pinkerton (102nd)
by Weezer
19972,284426,493 OK Computer (1st)
by Radiohead
19982,247292,086 In The Aeroplane Over The Sea (18th)
by Neutral Milk Hotel
19992,476263,732 Ágætis Byrjun (63rd)
by Sigur Rós
Total20,2683,128,334

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:3,260 charts
Rank in 1997:1Rank Score:178,690
Rank in 1990s1Overall Rank:1
Average Rating: Top rated 92/100 (3,878 votes)
Comments: 640 comments
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2.

NevermindUnited States Nirvana
Year of Release:1991Appears in:2,306 charts
Rank in 1991:1Rank Score:95,772
Rank in 1990s2Overall Rank:10
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (3,110 votes)
Comments: 323 comments
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3.

The BendsUnited Kingdom Radiohead
Year of Release:1995Appears in:2,028 charts
Rank in 1995:1Rank Score:80,560
Rank in 1990s3Overall Rank:17
Average Rating: Top rated 88/100 (2,754 votes)
Comments: 244 comments
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4.

In The Aeroplane Over The SeaUnited States Neutral Milk Hotel
Year of Release:1998Appears in:1,767 charts
Rank in 1998:1Rank Score:80,121
Rank in 1990s4Overall Rank:18
Average Rating: Top rated 88/100 (1,988 votes)
Comments: 337 comments
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5.

LovelessIreland My Bloody Valentine
Year of Release:1991Appears in:1,467 charts
Rank in 1991:2Rank Score:55,631
Rank in 1990s5Overall Rank:25
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (1,623 votes)
Comments: 227 comments
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6.

TenUnited States Pearl Jam
Year of Release:1991Appears in:1,275 charts
Rank in 1991:3Rank Score:41,878
Rank in 1990s6Overall Rank:40
Average Rating:  82/100 (1,637 votes)
Comments: 126 comments
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7.

(What's The Story) Morning Glory?United Kingdom Oasis
Year of Release:1995Appears in:1,224 charts
Rank in 1995:2Rank Score:40,024
Rank in 1990s7Overall Rank:41
Average Rating:  81/100 (1,768 votes)
Comments: 167 comments
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8.

GraceUnited States Jeff Buckley
Year of Release:1994Appears in:1,233 charts
Rank in 1994:1Rank Score:39,316
Rank in 1990s8Overall Rank:42
Average Rating:  84/100 (1,368 votes)
Comments: 134 comments
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9.

In UteroUnited States Nirvana
Year of Release:1993Appears in:1,184 charts
Rank in 1993:1Rank Score:35,410
Rank in 1990s9Overall Rank:53
Average Rating:  84/100 (1,827 votes)
Comments: 125 comments
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10.

Automatic For The PeopleUnited States R.E.M.
Year of Release:1992Appears in:1,217 charts
Rank in 1992:1Rank Score:34,538
Rank in 1990s10Overall Rank:56
Average Rating:  84/100 (1,483 votes)
Comments: 124 comments
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Best Albums of the 1990s composition

Year Albums %


1990 81 8%
1991 80 8%
1992 103 10%
1993 100 10%
1994 129 13%
1995 111 11%
1996 117 12%
1997 98 10%
1998 96 10%
1999 85 9%
Artist Albums %


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


United States 559 56%
United Kingdom 261 26%
Canada 37 4%
Australia 28 3%
Sweden 18 2%
Norway 15 2%
Ireland 15 2%
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