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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.
19901,952180,802 Violator (129th)
by Depeche Mode
19911,967471,190 Nevermind (10th)
by Nirvana
19921,990272,553 Automatic For The People (57th)
by R.E.M.
19932,069294,310 In Utero (52nd)
by Nirvana
19942,276479,730 Grace (48th)
by Jeff Buckley
19952,344365,223 The Bends (18th)
by Radiohead
19962,518296,853 Pinkerton (102nd)
by Weezer
19972,545468,200 OK Computer (1st)
by Radiohead
19982,515318,286 In The Aeroplane Over The Sea (17th)
by Neutral Milk Hotel
19992,740290,335 Ágætis Byrjun (66th)
by Sigur Rós
Total22,9163,437,482

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:3,608 charts
Rank in 1997:1Rank Score:193,769
Rank in 1990s1Overall Rank:1
Average Rating: Top rated 92/100 (4,399 votes)
Comments: 707 comments
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4.

The BendsUnited Kingdom Radiohead
Year of Release:1995Appears in:2,228 charts
Rank in 1995:1Rank Score:85,614
Rank in 1990s4Overall Rank:18
Average Rating: Top rated 88/100 (3,105 votes)
Comments: 266 comments
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7.

(What's The Story) Morning Glory?United Kingdom Oasis
Year of Release:1995Appears in:1,374 charts
Rank in 1995:2Rank Score:43,174
Rank in 1990s7Overall Rank:43
Average Rating:  81/100 (1,971 votes)
Comments: 187 comments
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16.

Definitely MaybeUnited Kingdom Oasis
Year of Release:1994Appears in:982 charts
Rank in 1994:3Rank Score:28,821
Rank in 1990s16Overall Rank:80
Average Rating:  79/100 (1,502 votes)
Comments: 122 comments
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17.

DummyUnited Kingdom Portishead
Year of Release:1994Appears in:1,148 charts
Rank in 1994:4Rank Score:28,535
Rank in 1990s17Overall Rank:81
Average Rating:  84/100 (1,256 votes)
Comments: 82 comments
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26.

If You're Feeling SinisterUnited Kingdom Belle And Sebastian
Year of Release:1996Appears in:809 charts
Rank in 1996:2Rank Score:20,710
Rank in 1990s26Overall Rank:122
Average Rating:  83/100 (925 votes)
Comments: 74 comments
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27.

ViolatorUnited Kingdom Depeche Mode
Year of Release:1990Appears in:840 charts
Rank in 1990:1Rank Score:19,704
Rank in 1990s27Overall Rank:129
Average Rating:  83/100 (974 votes)
Comments: 67 comments
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30.

MezzanineUnited Kingdom Massive Attack
Year of Release:1998Appears in:752 charts
Rank in 1998:2Rank Score:17,915
Rank in 1990s30Overall Rank:145
Average Rating:  83/100 (931 votes)
Comments: 47 comments
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36.

ParklifeUnited Kingdom Blur
Year of Release:1994Appears in:779 charts
Rank in 1994:8Rank Score:15,993
Rank in 1990s36Overall Rank:162
Average Rating:  80/100 (1,082 votes)
Comments: 58 comments
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37.

SouvlakiUnited Kingdom Slowdive
Year of Release:1993Appears in:647 charts
Rank in 1993:4Rank Score:15,862
Rank in 1990s37Overall Rank:165
Average Rating: Top rated 85/100 (670 votes)
Comments: 62 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 %


The Flaming Lips 6 1%
Blur 6 1%
Aphex Twin 5 1%
Radiohead 5 1%
Nirvana 5 1%
Manic Street Preachers 5 1%
Beck 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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