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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 38,000 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.
19902,052185,407 Violator (131st)
by Depeche Mode
19912,078480,380 Nevermind (10th)
by Nirvana
19922,172280,115 Automatic For The People (58th)
by R.E.M.
19932,223302,833 In Utero (53rd)
by Nirvana
19942,383492,501 Grace (50th)
by Jeff Buckley
19952,458372,298 The Bends (18th)
by Radiohead
19962,651304,886 Pinkerton (100th)
by Weezer
19972,674479,333 OK Computer (1st)
by Radiohead
19982,651326,911 In The Aeroplane Over The Sea (17th)
by Neutral Milk Hotel
19992,896297,090 Ágætis Byrjun (65th)
by Sigur Rós
Total24,2383,521,754

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:1,428 charts
Rank in 1992:1Rank Score:37,982
Rank in 1990s10Overall Rank:58
Average Rating:  84/100 (1,744 votes)
Comments: 142 comments
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20.

Rage Against The MachineUnited States Rage Against The Machine
Year of Release:1992Appears in:975 charts
Rank in 1992:2Rank Score:25,854
Rank in 1990s20Overall Rank:97
Average Rating:  82/100 (1,307 votes)
Comments: 69 comments
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35.

Slanted And EnchantedUnited States Pavement
Year of Release:1992Appears in:743 charts
Rank in 1992:3Rank Score:16,900
Rank in 1990s35Overall Rank:160
Average Rating:  82/100 (964 votes)
Comments: 67 comments
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46.

DirtUnited States Alice In Chains
Year of Release:1992Appears in:582 charts
Rank in 1992:4Rank Score:13,948
Rank in 1990s46Overall Rank:197
Average Rating:  81/100 (846 votes)
Comments: 43 comments
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56.

Selected Ambient Works 85-92United Kingdom Aphex Twin
Year of Release:1992Appears in:498 charts
Rank in 1992:5Rank Score:10,073
Rank in 1990s56Overall Rank:281
Average Rating:  83/100 (634 votes)
Comments: 47 comments
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70.

The ChronicUnited States Dr. Dre
Year of Release:1992Appears in:392 charts
Rank in 1992:6Rank Score:7,475
Rank in 1990s70Overall Rank:369
Average Rating:  79/100 (561 votes)
Comments: 24 comments
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78.

Angel DustUnited States Faith No More
Year of Release:1992Appears in:302 charts
Rank in 1992:7Rank Score:6,741
Rank in 1990s78Overall Rank:397
Average Rating:  78/100 (463 votes)
Comments: 27 comments
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85.

Little EarthquakesUnited States Tori Amos
Year of Release:1992Appears in:333 charts
Rank in 1992:8Rank Score:6,310
Rank in 1990s85Overall Rank:424
Average Rating:  78/100 (420 votes)
Comments: 23 comments
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105.

Images And WordsUnited States Dream Theater
Year of Release:1992Appears in:236 charts
Rank in 1992:9Rank Score:4,912
Rank in 1990s105Overall Rank:541
Average Rating:  78/100 (353 votes)
Comments: 18 comments
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137.

DirtyUnited States Sonic Youth
Year of Release:1992Appears in:281 charts
Rank in 1992:10Rank Score:3,868
Rank in 1990s137Overall Rank:668
Average Rating:  79/100 (429 votes)
Comments: 24 comments
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Best Albums of the 1990s composition

Year Albums %


1990 84 8%
1991 86 9%
1992 99 10%
1993 102 10%
1994 126 13%
1995 109 11%
1996 108 11%
1997 101 10%
1998 100 10%
1999 85 9%
Artist Albums %


The Flaming Lips 6 1%
Blur 6 1%
Aphex Twin 5 1%
Radiohead 5 1%
Nirvana 5 1%
Ween 5 1%
Beck 5 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 551 55%
United Kingdom 258 26%
Canada 36 4%
Australia 25 3%
Mixed Nationality 23 2%
Sweden 18 2%
Norway 13 1%
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