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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
10.

Automatic For The PeopleUnited States R.E.M.
Year of Release:1992Appears in:1,395 charts
Rank in 1992:1Rank Score:37,720
Rank in 1990s10Overall Rank:58
Average Rating:  84/100 (1,681 votes)
Comments: 138 comments
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90.

Out Of TimeUnited States R.E.M.
Year of Release:1991Appears in:466 charts
Rank in 1991:12Rank Score:5,504
Rank in 1990s90Overall Rank:468
Average Rating:  77/100 (778 votes)
Comments: 45 comments
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144.

New Adventures In Hi-FiUnited States R.E.M.
Year of Release:1996Appears in:239 charts
Rank in 1996:16Rank Score:3,549
Rank in 1990s144Overall Rank:699
Average Rating:  76/100 (424 votes)
Comments: 31 comments
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201.

MonsterUnited States R.E.M.
Year of Release:1994Appears in:251 charts
Rank in 1994:32Rank Score:2,589
Rank in 1990s201Overall Rank:930
Average Rating:  73/100 (430 votes)
Comments: 38 comments
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413.

UpUnited States R.E.M.
Year of Release:1998Appears in:114 charts
Rank in 1998:47Rank Score:1,078
Rank in 1990s413Overall Rank:1,986
Average Rating:  69/100 (225 votes)
Comments: 26 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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