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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 38,000 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.
19902,052185,407 Violator (131st)
by Depeche Mode
19912,078480,380 Nevermind (10th)
by Nirvana
19922,172280,115 Automatic For The People (58th)
by R.E.M.
19932,223302,833 In Utero (53rd)
by Nirvana
19942,383492,501 Grace (50th)
by Jeff Buckley
19952,458372,298 The Bends (18th)
by Radiohead
19962,651304,886 Pinkerton (100th)
by Weezer
19972,674479,333 OK Computer (1st)
by Radiohead
19982,651326,911 In The Aeroplane Over The Sea (17th)
by Neutral Milk Hotel
19992,896297,090 Ágætis Byrjun (65th)
by Sigur Rós
Total24,2383,521,754

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:3,699 charts
Rank in 1997:1Rank Score:197,694
Rank in 1990s1Overall Rank:1
Average Rating: Top rated 92/100 (4,561 votes)
Comments: 732 comments
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4.

The BendsUnited Kingdom Radiohead
Year of Release:1995Appears in:2,282 charts
Rank in 1995:1Rank Score:85,882
Rank in 1990s4Overall Rank:18
Average Rating: Top rated 87/100 (3,217 votes)
Comments: 274 comments
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7.

(What's The Story) Morning Glory?United Kingdom Oasis
Year of Release:1995Appears in:1,421 charts
Rank in 1995:2Rank Score:43,790
Rank in 1990s7Overall Rank:43
Average Rating:  81/100 (2,042 votes)
Comments: 192 comments
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16.

Definitely MaybeUnited Kingdom Oasis
Year of Release:1994Appears in:1,011 charts
Rank in 1994:3Rank Score:29,353
Rank in 1990s16Overall Rank:79
Average Rating:  80/100 (1,550 votes)
Comments: 126 comments
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17.

DummyUnited Kingdom Portishead
Year of Release:1994Appears in:1,179 charts
Rank in 1994:4Rank Score:29,209
Rank in 1990s17Overall Rank:81
Average Rating:  84/100 (1,315 votes)
Comments: 85 comments
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26.

If You're Feeling SinisterUnited Kingdom Belle And Sebastian
Year of Release:1996Appears in:836 charts
Rank in 1996:2Rank Score:21,315
Rank in 1990s26Overall Rank:120
Average Rating:  83/100 (970 votes)
Comments: 77 comments
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28.

ViolatorUnited Kingdom Depeche Mode
Year of Release:1990Appears in:862 charts
Rank in 1990:1Rank Score:19,848
Rank in 1990s28Overall Rank:131
Average Rating:  83/100 (1,033 votes)
Comments: 73 comments
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30.

MezzanineUnited Kingdom Massive Attack
Year of Release:1998Appears in:795 charts
Rank in 1998:2Rank Score:18,538
Rank in 1990s30Overall Rank:144
Average Rating:  83/100 (983 votes)
Comments: 47 comments
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38.

SouvlakiUnited Kingdom Slowdive
Year of Release:1993Appears in:669 charts
Rank in 1993:4Rank Score:16,221
Rank in 1990s38Overall Rank:167
Average Rating: Top rated 85/100 (720 votes)
Comments: 63 comments
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39.

ParklifeUnited Kingdom Blur
Year of Release:1994Appears in:804 charts
Rank in 1994:10Rank Score:16,010
Rank in 1990s39Overall Rank:169
Average Rating:  80/100 (1,129 votes)
Comments: 58 comments
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Best Albums of the 1990s composition

Year Albums %


1990 84 8%
1991 86 9%
1992 99 10%
1993 102 10%
1994 126 13%
1995 109 11%
1996 108 11%
1997 101 10%
1998 100 10%
1999 85 9%
Artist Albums %


The Flaming Lips 6 1%
Blur 6 1%
Aphex Twin 5 1%
Radiohead 5 1%
Nirvana 5 1%
Ween 5 1%
Beck 5 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 551 55%
United Kingdom 258 26%
Canada 36 4%
Australia 25 3%
Mixed Nationality 23 2%
Sweden 18 2%
Norway 13 1%
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