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Best Albums of the 1990s

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.
19902,033184,702 Violator (132nd)
by Depeche Mode
19912,050478,820 Nevermind (10th)
by Nirvana
19922,131279,145 Automatic For The People (58th)
by R.E.M.
19932,183301,246 In Utero (53rd)
by Nirvana
19942,354490,389 Grace (48th)
by Jeff Buckley
19952,438371,250 The Bends (18th)
by Radiohead
19962,616304,311 Pinkerton (99th)
by Weezer
19972,653477,120 OK Computer (1st)
by Radiohead
19982,624326,089 In The Aeroplane Over The Sea (17th)
by Neutral Milk Hotel
19992,868296,636 Ágætis Byrjun (66th)
by Sigur Rós
Total23,9503,509,708

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
38.

ParklifeUnited Kingdom Blur
Year of Release:1994Appears in:802 charts
Rank in 1994:10Rank Score:16,014
Rank in 1990s38Overall Rank:168
Average Rating:  80/100 (1,126 votes)
Comments: 58 comments
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65.

13United Kingdom Blur
Year of Release:1999Appears in:445 charts
Rank in 1999:4Rank Score:8,078
Rank in 1990s65Overall Rank:348
Average Rating:  80/100 (637 votes)
Comments: 47 comments
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112.

Modern Life is RubbishUnited Kingdom Blur
Year of Release:1993Appears in:316 charts
Rank in 1993:10Rank Score:4,671
Rank in 1990s112Overall Rank:563
Average Rating:  77/100 (549 votes)
Comments: 34 comments
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114.

BlurUnited Kingdom Blur
Year of Release:1997Appears in:363 charts
Rank in 1997:14Rank Score:4,667
Rank in 1990s114Overall Rank:565
Average Rating:  78/100 (627 votes)
Comments: 36 comments
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193.

The Great EscapeUnited Kingdom Blur
Year of Release:1995Appears in:244 charts
Rank in 1995:15Rank Score:2,715
Rank in 1990s193Overall Rank:913
Average Rating:  75/100 (455 votes)
Comments: 24 comments
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498.

LeisureUnited Kingdom Blur
Year of Release:1991Appears in:123 charts
Rank in 1991:38Rank Score:831
Rank in 1990s498Overall Rank:2,480
Average Rating:  71/100 (278 votes)
Comments: 16 comments
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Best Albums of the 1990s composition

Year Albums %


1990 83 8%
1991 85 9%
1992 101 10%
1993 101 10%
1994 126 13%
1995 110 11%
1996 109 11%
1997 101 10%
1998 99 10%
1999 85 9%
Artist Albums %


Blur 6 1%
The Flaming Lips 6 1%
Tori Amos 5 1%
Beck 5 1%
Pearl Jam 5 1%
Manic Street Preachers 5 1%
Alice In Chains 5 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 547 55%
United Kingdom 258 26%
Canada 36 4%
Mixed Nationality 25 3%
Australia 25 3%
Sweden 18 2%
Norway 14 1%
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