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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 28,000 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.
19901,569151,201 Violator (132nd)
by Depeche Mode
19911,592416,840 Nevermind (7th)
by Nirvana
19921,718239,590 Automatic For The People (56th)
by R.E.M.
19931,782253,665 In Utero (52nd)
by Nirvana
19941,945424,324 Grace (42nd)
by Jeff Buckley
19952,037324,938 The Bends (17th)
by Radiohead
19962,174262,160 Pinkerton (99th)
by Weezer
19972,224412,402 OK Computer (1st)
by Radiohead
19982,188282,349 In The Aeroplane Over The Sea (18th)
by Neutral Milk Hotel
19992,412255,173 Ágætis Byrjun (63rd)
by Sigur Rós
Total19,6413,022,643

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:3,152 charts
Rank in 1997:1Rank Score:174,281
Rank in 1990s1Overall Rank:1
Average Rating: Top rated 92/100 (3,730 votes)
Comments: 618 comments
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3.

The BendsUnited Kingdom Radiohead
Year of Release:1995Appears in:1,963 charts
Rank in 1995:1Rank Score:78,889
Rank in 1990s3Overall Rank:17
Average Rating: Top rated 88/100 (2,668 votes)
Comments: 240 comments
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152.

Pablo HoneyUnited Kingdom Radiohead
Year of Release:1993Appears in:283 charts
Rank in 1993:15Rank Score:2,925
Rank in 1990s152Overall Rank:730
Average Rating:  69/100 (1,073 votes)
Comments: 90 comments
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852.

My Iron LungUnited Kingdom Radiohead
Year of Release:1994Appears in:45 charts
Rank in 1994:114Rank Score:351
Rank in 1990s852Overall Rank:4,191
Average Rating:  77/100 (202 votes)
Comments: 8 comments
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873.

Airbag / How Am I Driving?United Kingdom Radiohead
Year of Release:1998Appears in:43 charts
Rank in 1998:90Rank Score:339
Rank in 1990s873Overall Rank:4,310
Average Rating:  80/100 (147 votes)
Comments: 10 comments
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Best Albums of the 1990s composition

Year Albums %


1990 82 8%
1991 78 8%
1992 102 10%
1993 102 10%
1994 131 13%
1995 110 11%
1996 114 11%
1997 99 10%
1998 98 10%
1999 84 8%
Artist Albums %


The Flaming Lips 6 1%
Blur 6 1%
Beck 5 1%
Manic Street Preachers 5 1%
Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds 5 1%
Radiohead 5 1%
Aphex Twin 5 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 561 56%
United Kingdom 265 27%
Canada 31 3%
Australia 28 3%
Sweden 18 2%
Norway 15 2%
Mixed Nationality 13 1%
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