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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.
19902,007183,209 Violator (131st)
by Depeche Mode
19912,021476,011 Nevermind (10th)
by Nirvana
19922,089276,702 Automatic For The People (57th)
by R.E.M.
19932,121298,450 In Utero (52nd)
by Nirvana
19942,324486,154 Grace (48th)
by Jeff Buckley
19952,392368,939 The Bends (18th)
by Radiohead
19962,576301,711 Pinkerton (100th)
by Weezer
19972,604472,223 OK Computer (1st)
by Radiohead
19982,588323,170 In The Aeroplane Over The Sea (17th)
by Neutral Milk Hotel
19992,826295,075 Ágætis Byrjun (66th)
by Sigur Rós
Total23,5483,481,643

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:1,421 charts
Rank in 1992:1Rank Score:38,001
Rank in 1990s10Overall Rank:57
Average Rating:  84/100 (1,707 votes)
Comments: 139 comments
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91.

Out Of TimeUnited States R.E.M.
Year of Release:1991Appears in:481 charts
Rank in 1991:12Rank Score:5,582
Rank in 1990s91Overall Rank:471
Average Rating:  77/100 (791 votes)
Comments: 46 comments
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143.

New Adventures In Hi-FiUnited States R.E.M.
Year of Release:1996Appears in:245 charts
Rank in 1996:15Rank Score:3,606
Rank in 1990s143Overall Rank:700
Average Rating:  76/100 (425 votes)
Comments: 31 comments
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205.

MonsterUnited States R.E.M.
Year of Release:1994Appears in:256 charts
Rank in 1994:32Rank Score:2,598
Rank in 1990s205Overall Rank:950
Average Rating:  73/100 (434 votes)
Comments: 38 comments
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416.

UpUnited States R.E.M.
Year of Release:1998Appears in:119 charts
Rank in 1998:48Rank Score:1,070
Rank in 1990s416Overall Rank:2,033
Average Rating:  69/100 (228 votes)
Comments: 26 comments
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Best Albums of the 1990s composition

Year Albums %


1990 84 8%
1991 84 8%
1992 102 10%
1993 99 10%
1994 125 13%
1995 110 11%
1996 111 11%
1997 100 10%
1998 99 10%
1999 86 9%
Artist Albums %


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


United States 552 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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