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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.
19901,569151,094 Violator (132nd)
by Depeche Mode
19911,589416,530 Nevermind (7th)
by Nirvana
19921,699239,156 Automatic For The People (56th)
by R.E.M.
19931,781253,433 In Utero (52nd)
by Nirvana
19941,945423,920 Grace (42nd)
by Jeff Buckley
19952,036324,541 The Bends (17th)
by Radiohead
19962,174261,917 Pinkerton (99th)
by Weezer
19972,223411,546 OK Computer (1st)
by Radiohead
19982,185282,012 In The Aeroplane Over The Sea (18th)
by Neutral Milk Hotel
19992,410254,669 Ágætis Byrjun (64th)
by Sigur Rós
Total19,6113,018,816

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:2,242 charts
Rank in 1991:1Rank Score:95,013
Rank in 1990s2Overall Rank:7
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (3,011 votes)
Comments: 320 comments
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5.

LovelessIreland My Bloody Valentine
Year of Release:1991Appears in:1,416 charts
Rank in 1991:2Rank Score:53,991
Rank in 1990s5Overall Rank:26
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (1,564 votes)
Comments: 223 comments
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6.

TenUnited States Pearl Jam
Year of Release:1991Appears in:1,234 charts
Rank in 1991:3Rank Score:41,209
Rank in 1990s6Overall Rank:40
Average Rating:  82/100 (1,587 votes)
Comments: 126 comments
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15.

Achtung BabyIreland U2
Year of Release:1991Appears in:886 charts
Rank in 1991:4Rank Score:27,022
Rank in 1990s15Overall Rank:74
Average Rating:  80/100 (1,271 votes)
Comments: 101 comments
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22.

Blood Sugar Sex MagikUnited States Red Hot Chili Peppers
Year of Release:1991Appears in:736 charts
Rank in 1991:5Rank Score:20,472
Rank in 1990s22Overall Rank:110
Average Rating:  79/100 (1,198 votes)
Comments: 64 comments
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26.

SpiderlandUnited States Slint
Year of Release:1991Appears in:615 charts
Rank in 1991:6Rank Score:18,080
Rank in 1990s26Overall Rank:124
Average Rating:  84/100 (724 votes)
Comments: 78 comments
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33.

MetallicaUnited States Metallica
Year of Release:1991Appears in:565 charts
Rank in 1991:7Rank Score:15,422
Rank in 1990s33Overall Rank:147
Average Rating:  77/100 (1,009 votes)
Comments: 60 comments
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44.

The Low End TheoryUnited States A Tribe Called Quest
Year of Release:1991Appears in:517 charts
Rank in 1991:8Rank Score:12,569
Rank in 1990s44Overall Rank:187
Average Rating:  84/100 (624 votes)
Comments: 40 comments
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49.

Laughing StockUnited Kingdom Talk Talk
Year of Release:1991Appears in:438 charts
Rank in 1991:9Rank Score:11,087
Rank in 1990s49Overall Rank:217
Average Rating:  84/100 (538 votes)
Comments: 55 comments
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51.

ScreamadelicaUnited Kingdom Primal Scream
Year of Release:1991Appears in:501 charts
Rank in 1991:10Rank Score:10,769
Rank in 1990s51Overall Rank:224
Average Rating:  80/100 (644 votes)
Comments: 44 comments
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Best Albums of the 1990s composition

Year Albums %


1990 82 8%
1991 78 8%
1992 102 10%
1993 101 10%
1994 131 13%
1995 110 11%
1996 115 12%
1997 99 10%
1998 98 10%
1999 84 8%
Artist Albums %


Blur 6 1%
The Flaming Lips 6 1%
Aphex Twin 5 1%
Radiohead 5 1%
Nirvana 5 1%
Tori Amos 5 1%
Pearl Jam 5 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 561 56%
United Kingdom 265 27%
Canada 31 3%
Australia 28 3%
Sweden 18 2%
Norway 15 2%
Mixed Nationality 13 1%
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