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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 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.
19902,038184,866 Violator (132nd)
by Depeche Mode
19912,053479,341 Nevermind (10th)
by Nirvana
19922,136279,612 Automatic For The People (57th)
by R.E.M.
19932,188301,360 In Utero (53rd)
by Nirvana
19942,360491,347 Grace (48th)
by Jeff Buckley
19952,444371,524 The Bends (18th)
by Radiohead
19962,619304,864 Pinkerton (99th)
by Weezer
19972,653477,630 OK Computer (1st)
by Radiohead
19982,627326,518 In The Aeroplane Over The Sea (17th)
by Neutral Milk Hotel
19992,869296,908 Ágætis Byrjun (65th)
by Sigur Rós
Total23,9873,513,971

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:3,692 charts
Rank in 1997:1Rank Score:196,825
Rank in 1990s1Overall Rank:1
Average Rating: Top rated 92/100 (4,527 votes)
Comments: 731 comments
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2.

NevermindUnited States Nirvana
Year of Release:1991Appears in:2,625 charts
Rank in 1991:1Rank Score:104,741
Rank in 1990s2Overall Rank:10
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (3,577 votes)
Comments: 367 comments
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3.

In The Aeroplane Over The SeaUnited States Neutral Milk Hotel
Year of Release:1998Appears in:2,041 charts
Rank in 1998:1Rank Score:89,617
Rank in 1990s3Overall Rank:17
Average Rating: Top rated 88/100 (2,344 votes)
Comments: 378 comments
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4.

The BendsUnited Kingdom Radiohead
Year of Release:1995Appears in:2,282 charts
Rank in 1995:1Rank Score:85,824
Rank in 1990s4Overall Rank:18
Average Rating: Top rated 87/100 (3,204 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:64,592
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:1,466 charts
Rank in 1991:3Rank Score:45,933
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:1,424 charts
Rank in 1995:2Rank Score:43,794
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:41,711
Rank in 1990s8Overall Rank:48
Average Rating:  84/100 (1,569 votes)
Comments: 145 comments
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9.

In UteroUnited States Nirvana
Year of Release:1993Appears in:1,405 charts
Rank in 1993:1Rank Score:41,050
Rank in 1990s9Overall Rank:53
Average Rating:  84/100 (2,150 votes)
Comments: 143 comments
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10.

Automatic For The PeopleUnited States R.E.M.
Year of Release:1992Appears in:1,429 charts
Rank in 1992:1Rank Score:38,056
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 %


Blur 6 1%
The Flaming Lips 6 1%
Manic Street Preachers 5 1%
Tori Amos 5 1%
Pearl Jam 5 1%
Alice In Chains 5 1%
R.E.M. 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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