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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 30,000 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.
19901,624160,699 Violator (130th)
by Depeche Mode
19911,646432,376 Nevermind (10th)
by Nirvana
19921,776251,161 Automatic For The People (55th)
by R.E.M.
19931,847265,964 In Utero (53rd)
by Nirvana
19942,048441,835 Grace (42nd)
by Jeff Buckley
19952,145338,704 The Bends (18th)
by Radiohead
19962,274273,754 Pinkerton (103rd)
by Weezer
19972,309431,723 OK Computer (1st)
by Radiohead
19982,271295,148 In The Aeroplane Over The Sea (17th)
by Neutral Milk Hotel
19992,502267,251 Ágætis Byrjun (62nd)
by Sigur Rós
Total20,4423,158,615

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:3,296 charts
Rank in 1997:1Rank Score:180,463
Rank in 1990s1Overall Rank:1
Average Rating: Top rated 92/100 (3,923 votes)
Comments: 644 comments
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4.

The BendsUnited Kingdom Radiohead
Year of Release:1995Appears in:2,046 charts
Rank in 1995:1Rank Score:81,102
Rank in 1990s4Overall Rank:18
Average Rating: Top rated 88/100 (2,779 votes)
Comments: 244 comments
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7.

(What's The Story) Morning Glory?United Kingdom Oasis
Year of Release:1995Appears in:1,231 charts
Rank in 1995:2Rank Score:40,517
Rank in 1990s7Overall Rank:41
Average Rating:  81/100 (1,787 votes)
Comments: 167 comments
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16.

Definitely MaybeUnited Kingdom Oasis
Year of Release:1994Appears in:871 charts
Rank in 1994:3Rank Score:26,928
Rank in 1990s16Overall Rank:79
Average Rating:  79/100 (1,356 votes)
Comments: 111 comments
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17.

DummyUnited Kingdom Portishead
Year of Release:1994Appears in:1,029 charts
Rank in 1994:4Rank Score:26,006
Rank in 1990s17Overall Rank:83
Average Rating:  84/100 (1,103 votes)
Comments: 70 comments
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23.

If You're Feeling SinisterUnited Kingdom Belle And Sebastian
Year of Release:1996Appears in:729 charts
Rank in 1996:2Rank Score:19,702
Rank in 1990s23Overall Rank:116
Average Rating:  83/100 (818 votes)
Comments: 71 comments
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27.

ViolatorUnited Kingdom Depeche Mode
Year of Release:1990Appears in:743 charts
Rank in 1990:1Rank Score:17,772
Rank in 1990s27Overall Rank:130
Average Rating:  83/100 (853 votes)
Comments: 61 comments
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33.

MezzanineUnited Kingdom Massive Attack
Year of Release:1998Appears in:655 charts
Rank in 1998:2Rank Score:15,849
Rank in 1990s33Overall Rank:151
Average Rating:  83/100 (824 votes)
Comments: 42 comments
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37.

ParklifeUnited Kingdom Blur
Year of Release:1994Appears in:687 charts
Rank in 1994:9Rank Score:14,653
Rank in 1990s37Overall Rank:165
Average Rating:  80/100 (973 votes)
Comments: 52 comments
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39.

Different ClassUnited Kingdom Pulp
Year of Release:1995Appears in:594 charts
Rank in 1995:4Rank Score:14,629
Rank in 1990s39Overall Rank:167
Average Rating:  81/100 (705 votes)
Comments: 44 comments
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Best Albums of the 1990s composition

Year Albums %


1990 81 8%
1991 79 8%
1992 105 11%
1993 101 10%
1994 129 13%
1995 109 11%
1996 111 11%
1997 100 10%
1998 98 10%
1999 87 9%
Artist Albums %


The Flaming Lips 6 1%
Blur 6 1%
Pearl Jam 5 1%
Tori Amos 5 1%
Alice In Chains 5 1%
R.E.M. 5 1%
The Smashing Pumpkins 5 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 557 56%
United Kingdom 259 26%
Canada 36 4%
Australia 30 3%
Sweden 18 2%
Ireland 16 2%
Norway 15 2%
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