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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 28,000 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.
19901,561151,092 Violator (133rd)
by Depeche Mode
19911,585416,286 Nevermind (7th)
by Nirvana
19921,698239,109 Automatic For The People (56th)
by R.E.M.
19931,781253,365 In Utero (52nd)
by Nirvana
19941,944423,674 Grace (42nd)
by Jeff Buckley
19952,036324,501 The Bends (17th)
by Radiohead
19962,173261,876 Pinkerton (99th)
by Weezer
19972,221411,632 OK Computer (1st)
by Radiohead
19982,185281,891 In The Aeroplane Over The Sea (18th)
by Neutral Milk Hotel
19992,409254,665 Ágætis Byrjun (64th)
by Sigur Rós
Total19,5933,018,092

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:3,147 charts
Rank in 1997:1Rank Score:173,818
Rank in 1990s1Overall Rank:1
Average Rating: Top rated 92/100 (3,723 votes)
Comments: 618 comments
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3.

The BendsUnited Kingdom Radiohead
Year of Release:1995Appears in:1,964 charts
Rank in 1995:1Rank Score:78,807
Rank in 1990s3Overall Rank:17
Average Rating: Top rated 88/100 (2,663 votes)
Comments: 240 comments
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7.

(What's The Story) Morning Glory?United Kingdom Oasis
Year of Release:1995Appears in:1,172 charts
Rank in 1995:2Rank Score:38,946
Rank in 1990s7Overall Rank:41
Average Rating:  81/100 (1,702 votes)
Comments: 164 comments
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16.

Definitely MaybeUnited Kingdom Oasis
Year of Release:1994Appears in:825 charts
Rank in 1994:3Rank Score:26,032
Rank in 1990s16Overall Rank:78
Average Rating:  79/100 (1,292 votes)
Comments: 109 comments
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17.

DummyUnited Kingdom Portishead
Year of Release:1994Appears in:969 charts
Rank in 1994:4Rank Score:25,117
Rank in 1990s17Overall Rank:82
Average Rating:  84/100 (1,047 votes)
Comments: 68 comments
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24.

If You're Feeling SinisterUnited Kingdom Belle And Sebastian
Year of Release:1996Appears in:677 charts
Rank in 1996:2Rank Score:18,597
Rank in 1990s24Overall Rank:117
Average Rating:  84/100 (768 votes)
Comments: 70 comments
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27.

ViolatorUnited Kingdom Depeche Mode
Year of Release:1990Appears in:675 charts
Rank in 1990:1Rank Score:16,744
Rank in 1990s27Overall Rank:133
Average Rating:  83/100 (810 votes)
Comments: 57 comments
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34.

MezzanineUnited Kingdom Massive Attack
Year of Release:1998Appears in:608 charts
Rank in 1998:2Rank Score:14,910
Rank in 1990s34Overall Rank:153
Average Rating:  82/100 (775 votes)
Comments: 40 comments
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36.

ParklifeUnited Kingdom Blur
Year of Release:1994Appears in:656 charts
Rank in 1994:8Rank Score:14,446
Rank in 1990s36Overall Rank:157
Average Rating:  80/100 (924 votes)
Comments: 51 comments
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39.

Different ClassUnited Kingdom Pulp
Year of Release:1995Appears in:561 charts
Rank in 1995:4Rank Score:13,948
Rank in 1990s39Overall Rank:166
Average Rating:  81/100 (680 votes)
Comments: 43 comments
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Best Albums of the 1990s composition

Year Albums %


1990 82 8%
1991 78 8%
1992 101 10%
1993 101 10%
1994 131 13%
1995 111 11%
1996 115 12%
1997 99 10%
1998 98 10%
1999 84 8%
Artist Albums %


The Flaming Lips 6 1%
Blur 6 1%
Manic Street Preachers 5 1%
Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds 5 1%
Beck 5 1%
Aphex Twin 5 1%
Radiohead 5 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 560 56%
United Kingdom 265 27%
Canada 32 3%
Australia 28 3%
Sweden 18 2%
Norway 15 2%
Mixed Nationality 13 1%
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