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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.
19902,038184,850 Violator (132nd)
by Depeche Mode
19912,055479,306 Nevermind (10th)
by Nirvana
19922,136279,735 Automatic For The People (57th)
by R.E.M.
19932,191301,437 In Utero (53rd)
by Nirvana
19942,361491,193 Grace (48th)
by Jeff Buckley
19952,443371,447 The Bends (18th)
by Radiohead
19962,622304,823 Pinkerton (99th)
by Weezer
19972,656477,829 OK Computer (1st)
by Radiohead
19982,628326,586 In The Aeroplane Over The Sea (17th)
by Neutral Milk Hotel
19992,870297,084 Ágætis Byrjun (65th)
by Sigur Rós
Total24,0003,514,290

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:3,693 charts
Rank in 1997:1Rank Score:196,921
Rank in 1990s1Overall Rank:1
Average Rating: Top rated 92/100 (4,531 votes)
Comments: 731 comments
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4.

The BendsUnited Kingdom Radiohead
Year of Release:1995Appears in:2,282 charts
Rank in 1995:1Rank Score:85,833
Rank in 1990s4Overall Rank:18
Average Rating: Top rated 87/100 (3,205 votes)
Comments: 273 comments
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159.

Pablo HoneyUnited Kingdom Radiohead
Year of Release:1993Appears in:367 charts
Rank in 1993:15Rank Score:3,294
Rank in 1990s159Overall Rank:768
Average Rating:  68/100 (1,341 votes)
Comments: 111 comments
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883.

Airbag / How Am I Driving?United Kingdom Radiohead
Year of Release:1998Appears in:60 charts
Rank in 1998:89Rank Score:379
Rank in 1990s883Overall Rank:4,556
Average Rating:  80/100 (174 votes)
Comments: 11 comments
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949.

My Iron LungUnited Kingdom Radiohead
Year of Release:1994Appears in:65 charts
Rank in 1994:120Rank Score:351
Rank in 1990s949Overall Rank:4,889
Average Rating:  77/100 (234 votes)
Comments: 8 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 %


The Flaming Lips 6 1%
Blur 6 1%
Radiohead 5 1%
Nirvana 5 1%
Ween 5 1%
Beck 5 1%
Pearl Jam 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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