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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.
19901,953180,784 Violator (129th)
by Depeche Mode
19911,967471,294 Nevermind (10th)
by Nirvana
19921,991272,856 Automatic For The People (58th)
by R.E.M.
19932,069294,616 In Utero (52nd)
by Nirvana
19942,276479,980 Grace (48th)
by Jeff Buckley
19952,344365,473 The Bends (18th)
by Radiohead
19962,517297,023 Pinkerton (102nd)
by Weezer
19972,544468,299 OK Computer (1st)
by Radiohead
19982,515318,310 In The Aeroplane Over The Sea (17th)
by Neutral Milk Hotel
19992,740290,363 Ágætis Byrjun (66th)
by Sigur Rós
Total22,9163,438,999

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:2,574 charts
Rank in 1991:1Rank Score:103,920
Rank in 1990s2Overall Rank:10
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (3,476 votes)
Comments: 361 comments
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5.

LovelessIreland My Bloody Valentine
Year of Release:1991Appears in:1,709 charts
Rank in 1991:2Rank Score:63,381
Rank in 1990s5Overall Rank:25
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (1,872 votes)
Comments: 257 comments
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6.

TenUnited States Pearl Jam
Year of Release:1991Appears in:1,429 charts
Rank in 1991:3Rank Score:45,423
Rank in 1990s6Overall Rank:41
Average Rating:  82/100 (1,839 votes)
Comments: 140 comments
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15.

Achtung BabyIreland U2
Year of Release:1991Appears in:1,027 charts
Rank in 1991:4Rank Score:29,084
Rank in 1990s15Overall Rank:78
Average Rating:  80/100 (1,459 votes)
Comments: 116 comments
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22.

Blood Sugar Sex MagikUnited States Red Hot Chili Peppers
Year of Release:1991Appears in:856 charts
Rank in 1991:5Rank Score:21,844
Rank in 1990s22Overall Rank:112
Average Rating:  79/100 (1,391 votes)
Comments: 73 comments
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23.

SpiderlandUnited States Slint
Year of Release:1991Appears in:773 charts
Rank in 1991:6Rank Score:21,650
Rank in 1990s23Overall Rank:114
Average Rating: Top rated 85/100 (889 votes)
Comments: 97 comments
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34.

MetallicaUnited States Metallica
Year of Release:1991Appears in:684 charts
Rank in 1991:7Rank Score:16,391
Rank in 1990s34Overall Rank:157
Average Rating:  78/100 (1,177 votes)
Comments: 71 comments
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41.

The Low End TheoryUnited States A Tribe Called Quest
Year of Release:1991Appears in:672 charts
Rank in 1991:8Rank Score:15,089
Rank in 1990s41Overall Rank:178
Average Rating: Top rated 85/100 (804 votes)
Comments: 50 comments
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47.

Laughing StockUnited Kingdom Talk Talk
Year of Release:1991Appears in:529 charts
Rank in 1991:9Rank Score:12,634
Rank in 1990s47Overall Rank:217
Average Rating:  84/100 (628 votes)
Comments: 60 comments
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51.

ScreamadelicaUnited Kingdom Primal Scream
Year of Release:1991Appears in:557 charts
Rank in 1991:10Rank Score:11,409
Rank in 1990s51Overall Rank:239
Average Rating:  80/100 (728 votes)
Comments: 48 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 %


Blur 6 1%
The Flaming Lips 6 1%
Nirvana 5 1%
Beck 5 1%
Manic Street Preachers 5 1%
Ween 5 1%
Pearl Jam 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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