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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 35,000 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.
19901,953180,784 Violator (129th)
by Depeche Mode
19911,967471,294 Nevermind (10th)
by Nirvana
19921,991272,856 Automatic For The People (58th)
by R.E.M.
19932,069294,616 In Utero (52nd)
by Nirvana
19942,276479,980 Grace (48th)
by Jeff Buckley
19952,344365,473 The Bends (18th)
by Radiohead
19962,517297,023 Pinkerton (102nd)
by Weezer
19972,544468,299 OK Computer (1st)
by Radiohead
19982,515318,310 In The Aeroplane Over The Sea (17th)
by Neutral Milk Hotel
19992,740290,363 Ágætis Byrjun (66th)
by Sigur Rós
Total22,9163,438,999

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
36.

ParklifeUnited Kingdom Blur
Year of Release:1994Appears in:780 charts
Rank in 1994:8Rank Score:15,997
Rank in 1990s36Overall Rank:162
Average Rating:  80/100 (1,084 votes)
Comments: 58 comments
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65.

13United Kingdom Blur
Year of Release:1999Appears in:429 charts
Rank in 1999:4Rank Score:8,031
Rank in 1990s65Overall Rank:347
Average Rating:  80/100 (605 votes)
Comments: 46 comments
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108.

Modern Life is RubbishUnited Kingdom Blur
Year of Release:1993Appears in:302 charts
Rank in 1993:9Rank Score:4,684
Rank in 1990s108Overall Rank:545
Average Rating:  77/100 (530 votes)
Comments: 32 comments
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113.

BlurUnited Kingdom Blur
Year of Release:1997Appears in:347 charts
Rank in 1997:14Rank Score:4,533
Rank in 1990s113Overall Rank:565
Average Rating:  78/100 (603 votes)
Comments: 34 comments
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194.

The Great EscapeUnited Kingdom Blur
Year of Release:1995Appears in:230 charts
Rank in 1995:15Rank Score:2,671
Rank in 1990s194Overall Rank:907
Average Rating:  75/100 (443 votes)
Comments: 24 comments
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496.

LeisureUnited Kingdom Blur
Year of Release:1991Appears in:120 charts
Rank in 1991:38Rank Score:827
Rank in 1990s496Overall Rank:2,433
Average Rating:  71/100 (267 votes)
Comments: 16 comments
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Best Albums of the 1990s composition

Year Albums %


1990 84 8%
1991 84 8%
1992 104 10%
1993 100 10%
1994 125 13%
1995 110 11%
1996 108 11%
1997 99 10%
1998 100 10%
1999 86 9%
Artist Albums %


Blur 6 1%
The Flaming Lips 6 1%
Nirvana 5 1%
Beck 5 1%
Manic Street Preachers 5 1%
Ween 5 1%
Pearl Jam 5 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 551 55%
United Kingdom 260 26%
Canada 36 4%
Australia 26 3%
Mixed Nationality 20 2%
Sweden 18 2%
Norway 14 1%
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