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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.
19901,560151,049 Violator (132nd)
by Depeche Mode
19911,584415,897 Nevermind (7th)
by Nirvana
19921,698238,931 Automatic For The People (56th)
by R.E.M.
19931,781253,095 In Utero (52nd)
by Nirvana
19941,941422,922 Grace (42nd)
by Jeff Buckley
19952,033324,194 The Bends (17th)
by Radiohead
19962,173261,451 Pinkerton (99th)
by Weezer
19972,221411,217 OK Computer (1st)
by Radiohead
19982,172281,617 In The Aeroplane Over The Sea (18th)
by Neutral Milk Hotel
19992,394254,262 Ágætis Byrjun (64th)
by Sigur Rós
Total19,5573,014,636

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:2,238 charts
Rank in 1991:1Rank Score:94,862
Rank in 1990s2Overall Rank:7
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (3,003 votes)
Comments: 318 comments
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4.

In The Aeroplane Over The SeaUnited States Neutral Milk Hotel
Year of Release:1998Appears in:1,703 charts
Rank in 1998:1Rank Score:78,002
Rank in 1990s4Overall Rank:18
Average Rating: Top rated 88/100 (1,898 votes)
Comments: 325 comments
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6.

TenUnited States Pearl Jam
Year of Release:1991Appears in:1,230 charts
Rank in 1991:3Rank Score:41,109
Rank in 1990s6Overall Rank:40
Average Rating:  82/100 (1,585 votes)
Comments: 126 comments
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8.

GraceUnited States Jeff Buckley
Year of Release:1994Appears in:1,169 charts
Rank in 1994:1Rank Score:37,502
Rank in 1990s8Overall Rank:42
Average Rating:  84/100 (1,309 votes)
Comments: 132 comments
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9.

In UteroUnited States Nirvana
Year of Release:1993Appears in:1,128 charts
Rank in 1993:1Rank Score:34,687
Rank in 1990s9Overall Rank:52
Average Rating:  84/100 (1,759 votes)
Comments: 125 comments
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10.

Automatic For The PeopleUnited States R.E.M.
Year of Release:1992Appears in:1,157 charts
Rank in 1992:1Rank Score:33,150
Rank in 1990s10Overall Rank:56
Average Rating:  84/100 (1,435 votes)
Comments: 122 comments
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11.

Siamese DreamUnited States The Smashing Pumpkins
Year of Release:1993Appears in:1,018 charts
Rank in 1993:2Rank Score:31,204
Rank in 1990s11Overall Rank:60
Average Rating: Top rated 85/100 (1,254 votes)
Comments: 105 comments
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13.

Weezer (The Blue Album)United States Weezer
Year of Release:1994Appears in:903 charts
Rank in 1994:2Rank Score:27,108
Rank in 1990s13Overall Rank:72
Average Rating:  84/100 (1,209 votes)
Comments: 99 comments
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14.

Mellon Collie And The Infinite SadnessUnited States The Smashing Pumpkins
Year of Release:1995Appears in:954 charts
Rank in 1995:3Rank Score:27,088
Rank in 1990s14Overall Rank:73
Average Rating:  83/100 (1,234 votes)
Comments: 118 comments
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18.

The Soft BulletinUnited States The Flaming Lips
Year of Release:1999Appears in:871 charts
Rank in 1999:2Rank Score:24,388
Rank in 1990s18Overall Rank:84
Average Rating:  84/100 (1,035 votes)
Comments: 90 comments
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Best Albums of the 1990s composition

Year Albums %


1990 82 8%
1991 78 8%
1992 101 10%
1993 102 10%
1994 131 13%
1995 111 11%
1996 114 11%
1997 99 10%
1998 98 10%
1999 84 8%
Artist Albums %


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


United States 561 56%
United Kingdom 265 27%
Canada 32 3%
Australia 28 3%
Sweden 17 2%
Norway 15 2%
Mixed Nationality 13 1%
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