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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 27,000 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.
19901,514147,599 Violator (136th)
by Depeche Mode
19911,537405,441 Nevermind (8th)
by Nirvana
19921,651233,114 Automatic For The People (56th)
by R.E.M.
19931,734246,391 In Utero (51st)
by Nirvana
19941,891413,147 Grace (42nd)
by Jeff Buckley
19951,965318,032 The Bends (16th)
by Radiohead
19962,101255,544 Pinkerton (97th)
by Weezer
19972,168401,547 OK Computer (1st)
by Radiohead
19982,104275,399 In The Aeroplane Over The Sea (18th)
by Neutral Milk Hotel
19992,334250,450 Ágætis Byrjun (65th)
by Sigur Rós
Total18,9992,946,666

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:3,066 charts
Rank in 1997:1Rank Score:170,520
Rank in 1990s1Overall Rank:1
Average Rating: Top rated 92/100 (3,588 votes)
Comments: 601 comments
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3.

The BendsUnited Kingdom Radiohead
Year of Release:1995Appears in:1,914 charts
Rank in 1995:1Rank Score:77,865
Rank in 1990s3Overall Rank:16
Average Rating: Top rated 88/100 (2,578 votes)
Comments: 230 comments
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153.

Pablo HoneyUnited Kingdom Radiohead
Year of Release:1993Appears in:276 charts
Rank in 1993:15Rank Score:2,852
Rank in 1990s153Overall Rank:727
Average Rating:  69/100 (1,028 votes)
Comments: 86 comments
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809.

Airbag / How Am I Driving?United Kingdom Radiohead
Year of Release:1998Appears in:43 charts
Rank in 1998:79Rank Score:369
Rank in 1990s809Overall Rank:3,956
Average Rating:  81/100 (142 votes)
Comments: 10 comments
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849.

My Iron LungUnited Kingdom Radiohead
Year of Release:1994Appears in:44 charts
Rank in 1994:112Rank Score:351
Rank in 1990s849Overall Rank:4,129
Average Rating:  78/100 (195 votes)
Comments: 8 comments
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Best Albums of the 1990s composition

Year Albums %


1990 85 9%
1991 79 8%
1992 96 10%
1993 102 10%
1994 130 13%
1995 111 11%
1996 115 12%
1997 100 10%
1998 97 10%
1999 85 9%
Artist Albums %


The Flaming Lips 6 1%
Blur 6 1%
Pearl Jam 5 1%
Pavement 5 1%
R.E.M. 5 1%
The Smashing Pumpkins 5 1%
Suede 5 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 557 56%
United Kingdom 265 27%
Canada 33 3%
Australia 28 3%
Sweden 19 2%
Norway 15 2%
Mixed Nationality 13 1%
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