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Best Albums of the 1990s

Listed below are the greatest albums of the 1990s as calculated from their overall rankings in over 37,000 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.
19902,033184,702 Violator (132nd)
by Depeche Mode
19912,050478,820 Nevermind (10th)
by Nirvana
19922,131279,145 Automatic For The People (58th)
by R.E.M.
19932,183301,246 In Utero (53rd)
by Nirvana
19942,354490,389 Grace (48th)
by Jeff Buckley
19952,438371,250 The Bends (18th)
by Radiohead
19962,616304,311 Pinkerton (99th)
by Weezer
19972,653477,120 OK Computer (1st)
by Radiohead
19982,624326,089 In The Aeroplane Over The Sea (17th)
by Neutral Milk Hotel
19992,868296,636 Ágætis Byrjun (66th)
by Sigur Rós
Total23,9503,509,708

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:2,624 charts
Rank in 1991:1Rank Score:104,554
Rank in 1990s2Overall Rank:10
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (3,573 votes)
Comments: 367 comments
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3.

In The Aeroplane Over The SeaUnited States Neutral Milk Hotel
Year of Release:1998Appears in:2,037 charts
Rank in 1998:1Rank Score:89,377
Rank in 1990s3Overall Rank:17
Average Rating: Top rated 88/100 (2,340 votes)
Comments: 377 comments
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6.

TenUnited States Pearl Jam
Year of Release:1991Appears in:1,463 charts
Rank in 1991:3Rank Score:45,841
Rank in 1990s6Overall Rank:41
Average Rating:  82/100 (1,901 votes)
Comments: 146 comments
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8.

GraceUnited States Jeff Buckley
Year of Release:1994Appears in:1,382 charts
Rank in 1994:1Rank Score:41,692
Rank in 1990s8Overall Rank:48
Average Rating:  84/100 (1,568 votes)
Comments: 145 comments
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9.

In UteroUnited States Nirvana
Year of Release:1993Appears in:1,400 charts
Rank in 1993:1Rank Score:40,946
Rank in 1990s9Overall Rank:53
Average Rating:  84/100 (2,149 votes)
Comments: 143 comments
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10.

Automatic For The PeopleUnited States R.E.M.
Year of Release:1992Appears in:1,427 charts
Rank in 1992:1Rank Score:37,991
Rank in 1990s10Overall Rank:58
Average Rating:  84/100 (1,736 votes)
Comments: 141 comments
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11.

Siamese DreamUnited States The Smashing Pumpkins
Year of Release:1993Appears in:1,282 charts
Rank in 1993:2Rank Score:37,063
Rank in 1990s11Overall Rank:59
Average Rating: Top rated 85/100 (1,518 votes)
Comments: 122 comments
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13.

Weezer (The Blue Album)United States Weezer
Year of Release:1994Appears in:1,152 charts
Rank in 1994:2Rank Score:32,704
Rank in 1990s13Overall Rank:69
Average Rating:  84/100 (1,526 votes)
Comments: 115 comments
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14.

Mellon Collie And The Infinite SadnessUnited States The Smashing Pumpkins
Year of Release:1995Appears in:1,193 charts
Rank in 1995:3Rank Score:31,558
Rank in 1990s14Overall Rank:75
Average Rating:  83/100 (1,473 votes)
Comments: 137 comments
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18.

IllmaticUnited States Nas
Year of Release:1994Appears in:986 charts
Rank in 1994:5Rank Score:28,637
Rank in 1990s18Overall Rank:83
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (1,189 votes)
Comments: 79 comments
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Best Albums of the 1990s composition

Year Albums %


1990 83 8%
1991 85 9%
1992 101 10%
1993 101 10%
1994 126 13%
1995 110 11%
1996 109 11%
1997 101 10%
1998 99 10%
1999 85 9%
Artist Albums %


Blur 6 1%
The Flaming Lips 6 1%
Tori Amos 5 1%
Beck 5 1%
Pearl Jam 5 1%
Manic Street Preachers 5 1%
Alice In Chains 5 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 547 55%
United Kingdom 258 26%
Canada 36 4%
Mixed Nationality 25 3%
Australia 25 3%
Sweden 18 2%
Norway 14 1%
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