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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.
19902,010183,391 Violator (132nd)
by Depeche Mode
19912,023476,486 Nevermind (10th)
by Nirvana
19922,094276,931 Automatic For The People (57th)
by R.E.M.
19932,142298,601 In Utero (52nd)
by Nirvana
19942,326486,711 Grace (49th)
by Jeff Buckley
19952,393369,201 The Bends (18th)
by Radiohead
19962,577301,697 Pinkerton (101st)
by Weezer
19972,605472,907 OK Computer (1st)
by Radiohead
19982,592323,499 In The Aeroplane Over The Sea (17th)
by Neutral Milk Hotel
19992,832294,909 Ágætis Byrjun (67th)
by Sigur Rós
Total23,5943,484,334

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:3,658 charts
Rank in 1997:1Rank Score:195,308
Rank in 1990s1Overall Rank:1
Average Rating: Top rated 92/100 (4,468 votes)
Comments: 720 comments
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4.

The BendsUnited Kingdom Radiohead
Year of Release:1995Appears in:2,267 charts
Rank in 1995:1Rank Score:85,949
Rank in 1990s4Overall Rank:18
Average Rating: Top rated 88/100 (3,162 votes)
Comments: 269 comments
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160.

Pablo HoneyUnited Kingdom Radiohead
Year of Release:1993Appears in:358 charts
Rank in 1993:15Rank Score:3,278
Rank in 1990s160Overall Rank:766
Average Rating:  68/100 (1,313 votes)
Comments: 110 comments
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862.

Airbag / How Am I Driving?United Kingdom Radiohead
Year of Release:1998Appears in:61 charts
Rank in 1998:87Rank Score:392
Rank in 1990s862Overall Rank:4,424
Average Rating:  80/100 (169 votes)
Comments: 11 comments
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927.

My Iron LungUnited Kingdom Radiohead
Year of Release:1994Appears in:64 charts
Rank in 1994:118Rank Score:361
Rank in 1990s927Overall Rank:4,744
Average Rating:  77/100 (230 votes)
Comments: 8 comments
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Best Albums of the 1990s composition

Year Albums %


1990 85 9%
1991 84 8%
1992 101 10%
1993 99 10%
1994 125 13%
1995 109 11%
1996 111 11%
1997 101 10%
1998 99 10%
1999 86 9%
Artist Albums %


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


United States 551 55%
United Kingdom 259 26%
Canada 35 4%
Australia 27 3%
Mixed Nationality 20 2%
Sweden 19 2%
Norway 14 1%
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