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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.
19901,625160,751 Violator (130th)
by Depeche Mode
19911,648432,469 Nevermind (10th)
by Nirvana
19921,777251,253 Automatic For The People (55th)
by R.E.M.
19931,848266,294 In Utero (53rd)
by Nirvana
19942,054442,209 Grace (42nd)
by Jeff Buckley
19952,147339,104 The Bends (18th)
by Radiohead
19962,275273,953 Pinkerton (103rd)
by Weezer
19972,310432,447 OK Computer (1st)
by Radiohead
19982,273295,533 In The Aeroplane Over The Sea (17th)
by Neutral Milk Hotel
19992,503267,504 Ágætis Byrjun (62nd)
by Sigur Rós
Total20,4603,161,518

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:2,336 charts
Rank in 1991:1Rank Score:96,629
Rank in 1990s2Overall Rank:10
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (3,144 votes)
Comments: 323 comments
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5.

LovelessIreland My Bloody Valentine
Year of Release:1991Appears in:1,487 charts
Rank in 1991:2Rank Score:55,867
Rank in 1990s5Overall Rank:26
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (1,638 votes)
Comments: 231 comments
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6.

TenUnited States Pearl Jam
Year of Release:1991Appears in:1,293 charts
Rank in 1991:3Rank Score:42,346
Rank in 1990s6Overall Rank:40
Average Rating:  82/100 (1,651 votes)
Comments: 128 comments
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15.

Achtung BabyIreland U2
Year of Release:1991Appears in:931 charts
Rank in 1991:4Rank Score:27,832
Rank in 1990s15Overall Rank:76
Average Rating:  80/100 (1,322 votes)
Comments: 105 comments
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22.

Blood Sugar Sex MagikUnited States Red Hot Chili Peppers
Year of Release:1991Appears in:779 charts
Rank in 1991:5Rank Score:20,874
Rank in 1990s22Overall Rank:111
Average Rating:  79/100 (1,261 votes)
Comments: 65 comments
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25.

SpiderlandUnited States Slint
Year of Release:1991Appears in:656 charts
Rank in 1991:6Rank Score:19,242
Rank in 1990s25Overall Rank:120
Average Rating:  84/100 (770 votes)
Comments: 83 comments
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34.

MetallicaUnited States Metallica
Year of Release:1991Appears in:593 charts
Rank in 1991:7Rank Score:15,609
Rank in 1990s34Overall Rank:154
Average Rating:  77/100 (1,057 votes)
Comments: 62 comments
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43.

The Low End TheoryUnited States A Tribe Called Quest
Year of Release:1991Appears in:569 charts
Rank in 1991:8Rank Score:13,462
Rank in 1990s43Overall Rank:181
Average Rating:  84/100 (670 votes)
Comments: 42 comments
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48.

Laughing StockUnited Kingdom Talk Talk
Year of Release:1991Appears in:463 charts
Rank in 1991:9Rank Score:11,710
Rank in 1990s48Overall Rank:215
Average Rating:  84/100 (565 votes)
Comments: 58 comments
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51.

ScreamadelicaUnited Kingdom Primal Scream
Year of Release:1991Appears in:526 charts
Rank in 1991:10Rank Score:11,076
Rank in 1990s51Overall Rank:229
Average Rating:  80/100 (670 votes)
Comments: 47 comments
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Best Albums of the 1990s composition

Year Albums %


1990 81 8%
1991 79 8%
1992 104 10%
1993 101 10%
1994 129 13%
1995 110 11%
1996 111 11%
1997 100 10%
1998 98 10%
1999 87 9%
Artist Albums %


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


United States 556 56%
United Kingdom 260 26%
Canada 36 4%
Australia 30 3%
Sweden 18 2%
Ireland 16 2%
Norway 15 2%
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