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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.
19901,627160,729 Violator (130th)
by Depeche Mode
19911,650432,180 Nevermind (10th)
by Nirvana
19921,778251,272 Automatic For The People (55th)
by R.E.M.
19931,848266,564 In Utero (53rd)
by Nirvana
19942,055442,207 Grace (42nd)
by Jeff Buckley
19952,147339,147 The Bends (18th)
by Radiohead
19962,275273,975 Pinkerton (103rd)
by Weezer
19972,310432,733 OK Computer (1st)
by Radiohead
19982,275295,779 In The Aeroplane Over The Sea (17th)
by Neutral Milk Hotel
19992,504267,569 Ágætis Byrjun (62nd)
by Sigur Rós
Total20,4693,162,156

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
2.

NevermindUnited States Nirvana
Year of Release:1991Appears in:2,338 charts
Rank in 1991:1Rank Score:96,593
Rank in 1990s2Overall Rank:10
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (3,149 votes)
Comments: 324 comments
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3.

In The Aeroplane Over The SeaUnited States Neutral Milk Hotel
Year of Release:1998Appears in:1,797 charts
Rank in 1998:1Rank Score:81,272
Rank in 1990s3Overall Rank:17
Average Rating: Top rated 88/100 (2,014 votes)
Comments: 340 comments
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6.

TenUnited States Pearl Jam
Year of Release:1991Appears in:1,295 charts
Rank in 1991:3Rank Score:42,421
Rank in 1990s6Overall Rank:40
Average Rating:  82/100 (1,652 votes)
Comments: 128 comments
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8.

GraceUnited States Jeff Buckley
Year of Release:1994Appears in:1,251 charts
Rank in 1994:1Rank Score:39,456
Rank in 1990s8Overall Rank:42
Average Rating:  84/100 (1,380 votes)
Comments: 135 comments
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9.

In UteroUnited States Nirvana
Year of Release:1993Appears in:1,202 charts
Rank in 1993:1Rank Score:35,790
Rank in 1990s9Overall Rank:53
Average Rating:  84/100 (1,844 votes)
Comments: 125 comments
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10.

Automatic For The PeopleUnited States R.E.M.
Year of Release:1992Appears in:1,244 charts
Rank in 1992:1Rank Score:35,215
Rank in 1990s10Overall Rank:55
Average Rating:  84/100 (1,506 votes)
Comments: 125 comments
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11.

Siamese DreamUnited States The Smashing Pumpkins
Year of Release:1993Appears in:1,083 charts
Rank in 1993:2Rank Score:32,505
Rank in 1990s11Overall Rank:60
Average Rating:  84/100 (1,309 votes)
Comments: 110 comments
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13.

Weezer (The Blue Album)United States Weezer
Year of Release:1994Appears in:977 charts
Rank in 1994:2Rank Score:28,597
Rank in 1990s13Overall Rank:71
Average Rating:  84/100 (1,281 votes)
Comments: 100 comments
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14.

Mellon Collie And The Infinite SadnessUnited States The Smashing Pumpkins
Year of Release:1995Appears in:1,027 charts
Rank in 1995:3Rank Score:28,275
Rank in 1990s14Overall Rank:73
Average Rating:  83/100 (1,295 votes)
Comments: 122 comments
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18.

The Soft BulletinUnited States The Flaming Lips
Year of Release:1999Appears in:932 charts
Rank in 1999:2Rank Score:25,242
Rank in 1990s18Overall Rank:85
Average Rating:  84/100 (1,090 votes)
Comments: 93 comments
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Best Albums of the 1990s composition

Year Albums %


1990 81 8%
1991 79 8%
1992 103 10%
1993 100 10%
1994 129 13%
1995 110 11%
1996 114 11%
1997 100 10%
1998 98 10%
1999 86 9%
Artist Albums %


Blur 6 1%
The Flaming Lips 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 556 56%
United Kingdom 259 26%
Canada 36 4%
Australia 30 3%
Sweden 18 2%
Ireland 16 2%
Norway 16 2%
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