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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 38,000 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.
19902,052185,445 Violator (132nd)
by Depeche Mode
19912,076480,141 Nevermind (10th)
by Nirvana
19922,171280,022 Automatic For The People (58th)
by R.E.M.
19932,222302,559 In Utero (53rd)
by Nirvana
19942,383492,405 Grace (49th)
by Jeff Buckley
19952,457372,212 The Bends (18th)
by Radiohead
19962,650304,964 Pinkerton (100th)
by Weezer
19972,672478,800 OK Computer (1st)
by Radiohead
19982,650326,864 In The Aeroplane Over The Sea (17th)
by Neutral Milk Hotel
19992,895296,753 Ágætis Byrjun (65th)
by Sigur Rós
Total24,2283,520,166

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:3,697 charts
Rank in 1997:1Rank Score:197,579
Rank in 1990s1Overall Rank:1
Average Rating: Top rated 92/100 (4,559 votes)
Comments: 732 comments
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2.

NevermindUnited States Nirvana
Year of Release:1991Appears in:2,629 charts
Rank in 1991:1Rank Score:104,781
Rank in 1990s2Overall Rank:10
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (3,602 votes)
Comments: 368 comments
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3.

In The Aeroplane Over The SeaUnited States Neutral Milk Hotel
Year of Release:1998Appears in:2,038 charts
Rank in 1998:1Rank Score:89,605
Rank in 1990s3Overall Rank:17
Average Rating: Top rated 88/100 (2,356 votes)
Comments: 378 comments
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4.

The BendsUnited Kingdom Radiohead
Year of Release:1995Appears in:2,281 charts
Rank in 1995:1Rank Score:85,870
Rank in 1990s4Overall Rank:18
Average Rating: Top rated 87/100 (3,216 votes)
Comments: 274 comments
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5.

LovelessIreland My Bloody Valentine
Year of Release:1991Appears in:1,752 charts
Rank in 1991:2Rank Score:64,632
Rank in 1990s5Overall Rank:25
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (1,952 votes)
Comments: 269 comments
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6.

TenUnited States Pearl Jam
Year of Release:1991Appears in:1,469 charts
Rank in 1991:3Rank Score:45,935
Rank in 1990s6Overall Rank:42
Average Rating:  82/100 (1,910 votes)
Comments: 146 comments
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7.

(What's The Story) Morning Glory?United Kingdom Oasis
Year of Release:1995Appears in:1,421 charts
Rank in 1995:2Rank Score:43,792
Rank in 1990s7Overall Rank:43
Average Rating:  81/100 (2,042 votes)
Comments: 192 comments
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8.

GraceUnited States Jeff Buckley
Year of Release:1994Appears in:1,383 charts
Rank in 1994:1Rank Score:41,776
Rank in 1990s8Overall Rank:49
Average Rating:  84/100 (1,582 votes)
Comments: 148 comments
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9.

In UteroUnited States Nirvana
Year of Release:1993Appears in:1,404 charts
Rank in 1993:1Rank Score:41,188
Rank in 1990s9Overall Rank:53
Average Rating:  84/100 (2,165 votes)
Comments: 144 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:37,986
Rank in 1990s10Overall Rank:58
Average Rating:  84/100 (1,744 votes)
Comments: 142 comments
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Best Albums of the 1990s composition

Year Albums %


1990 84 8%
1991 86 9%
1992 99 10%
1993 102 10%
1994 126 13%
1995 109 11%
1996 108 11%
1997 101 10%
1998 100 10%
1999 85 9%
Artist Albums %


The Flaming Lips 6 1%
Blur 6 1%
Green Day 5 1%
Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds 5 1%
Aphex Twin 5 1%
Radiohead 5 1%
Nirvana 5 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 548 55%
United Kingdom 258 26%
Canada 36 4%
Mixed Nationality 26 3%
Australia 25 3%
Sweden 18 2%
Norway 13 1%
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