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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.
19901,952180,802 Violator (129th)
by Depeche Mode
19911,967471,190 Nevermind (10th)
by Nirvana
19921,990272,553 Automatic For The People (57th)
by R.E.M.
19932,069294,310 In Utero (52nd)
by Nirvana
19942,276479,730 Grace (48th)
by Jeff Buckley
19952,344365,223 The Bends (18th)
by Radiohead
19962,518296,853 Pinkerton (102nd)
by Weezer
19972,545468,200 OK Computer (1st)
by Radiohead
19982,515318,286 In The Aeroplane Over The Sea (17th)
by Neutral Milk Hotel
19992,740290,335 Ágætis Byrjun (66th)
by Sigur Rós
Total22,9163,437,482

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
10.

Automatic For The PeopleUnited States R.E.M.
Year of Release:1992Appears in:1,394 charts
Rank in 1992:1Rank Score:37,719
Rank in 1990s10Overall Rank:57
Average Rating:  84/100 (1,681 votes)
Comments: 138 comments
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20.

Rage Against The MachineUnited States Rage Against The Machine
Year of Release:1992Appears in:938 charts
Rank in 1992:2Rank Score:25,191
Rank in 1990s20Overall Rank:97
Average Rating:  82/100 (1,265 votes)
Comments: 66 comments
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33.

Slanted & EnchantedUnited States Pavement
Year of Release:1992Appears in:724 charts
Rank in 1992:3Rank Score:17,053
Rank in 1990s33Overall Rank:155
Average Rating:  83/100 (927 votes)
Comments: 64 comments
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46.

DirtUnited States Alice In Chains
Year of Release:1992Appears in:562 charts
Rank in 1992:4Rank Score:13,737
Rank in 1990s46Overall Rank:195
Average Rating:  81/100 (806 votes)
Comments: 41 comments
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56.

Selected Ambient Works 85-92United Kingdom Aphex Twin
Year of Release:1992Appears in:467 charts
Rank in 1992:5Rank Score:9,531
Rank in 1990s56Overall Rank:291
Average Rating:  83/100 (595 votes)
Comments: 45 comments
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74.

The ChronicUnited States Dr. Dre
Year of Release:1992Appears in:367 charts
Rank in 1992:6Rank Score:6,945
Rank in 1990s74Overall Rank:384
Average Rating:  79/100 (538 votes)
Comments: 24 comments
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76.

Angel DustUnited States Faith No More
Year of Release:1992Appears in:291 charts
Rank in 1992:7Rank Score:6,529
Rank in 1990s76Overall Rank:397
Average Rating:  78/100 (442 votes)
Comments: 27 comments
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85.

Little EarthquakesUnited States Tori Amos
Year of Release:1992Appears in:313 charts
Rank in 1992:8Rank Score:6,133
Rank in 1990s85Overall Rank:429
Average Rating:  79/100 (400 votes)
Comments: 22 comments
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105.

Images And WordsUnited States Dream Theater
Year of Release:1992Appears in:226 charts
Rank in 1992:9Rank Score:4,775
Rank in 1990s105Overall Rank:540
Average Rating:  78/100 (331 votes)
Comments: 16 comments
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135.

DirtyUnited States Sonic Youth
Year of Release:1992Appears in:270 charts
Rank in 1992:10Rank Score:3,783
Rank in 1990s135Overall Rank:656
Average Rating:  79/100 (406 votes)
Comments: 24 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 %


The Flaming Lips 6 1%
Blur 6 1%
Aphex Twin 5 1%
Radiohead 5 1%
Nirvana 5 1%
Manic Street Preachers 5 1%
Beck 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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