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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.
19901,624160,630 Violator (130th)
by Depeche Mode
19911,646432,525 Nevermind (10th)
by Nirvana
19921,775251,227 Automatic For The People (55th)
by R.E.M.
19931,847266,189 In Utero (53rd)
by Nirvana
19942,051442,094 Grace (42nd)
by Jeff Buckley
19952,146339,003 The Bends (18th)
by Radiohead
19962,274273,833 Pinkerton (103rd)
by Weezer
19972,309432,184 OK Computer (1st)
by Radiohead
19982,272295,290 In The Aeroplane Over The Sea (17th)
by Neutral Milk Hotel
19992,502267,351 Ágætis Byrjun (62nd)
by Sigur Rós
Total20,4463,160,326

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:1,238 charts
Rank in 1992:1Rank Score:35,146
Rank in 1990s10Overall Rank:55
Average Rating:  84/100 (1,502 votes)
Comments: 125 comments
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20.

Rage Against The MachineUnited States Rage Against The Machine
Year of Release:1992Appears in:841 charts
Rank in 1992:2Rank Score:23,547
Rank in 1990s20Overall Rank:94
Average Rating:  82/100 (1,135 votes)
Comments: 58 comments
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33.

Slanted & EnchantedUnited States Pavement
Year of Release:1992Appears in:625 charts
Rank in 1992:3Rank Score:15,853
Rank in 1990s33Overall Rank:151
Average Rating:  83/100 (847 votes)
Comments: 59 comments
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46.

DirtUnited States Alice In Chains
Year of Release:1992Appears in:496 charts
Rank in 1992:4Rank Score:12,434
Rank in 1990s46Overall Rank:200
Average Rating:  81/100 (720 votes)
Comments: 34 comments
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58.

Selected Ambient Works 85-92United Kingdom Aphex Twin
Year of Release:1992Appears in:415 charts
Rank in 1992:5Rank Score:8,337
Rank in 1990s58Overall Rank:300
Average Rating:  83/100 (498 votes)
Comments: 38 comments
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70.

Angel DustUnited States Faith No More
Year of Release:1992Appears in:264 charts
Rank in 1992:6Rank Score:6,495
Rank in 1990s70Overall Rank:370
Average Rating:  78/100 (399 votes)
Comments: 25 comments
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72.

The ChronicUnited States Dr. Dre
Year of Release:1992Appears in:325 charts
Rank in 1992:7Rank Score:6,401
Rank in 1990s72Overall Rank:374
Average Rating:  79/100 (479 votes)
Comments: 20 comments
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85.

Little EarthquakesUnited States Tori Amos
Year of Release:1992Appears in:287 charts
Rank in 1992:8Rank Score:5,616
Rank in 1990s85Overall Rank:429
Average Rating:  78/100 (351 votes)
Comments: 21 comments
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114.

Images And WordsUnited States Dream Theater
Year of Release:1992Appears in:188 charts
Rank in 1992:9Rank Score:4,085
Rank in 1990s114Overall Rank:564
Average Rating:  79/100 (283 votes)
Comments: 12 comments
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130.

DirtyUnited States Sonic Youth
Year of Release:1992Appears in:232 charts
Rank in 1992:10Rank Score:3,657
Rank in 1990s130Overall Rank:625
Average Rating:  79/100 (357 votes)
Comments: 22 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 109 11%
1996 112 11%
1997 100 10%
1998 98 10%
1999 87 9%
Artist Albums %


Blur 6 1%
The Flaming Lips 6 1%
The Smashing Pumpkins 5 1%
Pavement 5 1%
Sonic Youth 5 1%
Suede 5 1%
Ween 5 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 556 56%
United Kingdom 259 26%
Canada 36 4%
Australia 30 3%
Sweden 18 2%
Norway 16 2%
Ireland 16 2%
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