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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 27,000 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.
19901,514147,783 Violator (136th)
by Depeche Mode
19911,538406,076 Nevermind (8th)
by Nirvana
19921,651233,357 Automatic For The People (56th)
by R.E.M.
19931,735246,872 In Utero (51st)
by Nirvana
19941,891414,260 Grace (42nd)
by Jeff Buckley
19951,967318,359 The Bends (16th)
by Radiohead
19962,103256,167 Pinkerton (97th)
by Weezer
19972,170401,946 OK Computer (1st)
by Radiohead
19982,105275,873 In The Aeroplane Over The Sea (18th)
by Neutral Milk Hotel
19992,334250,812 Ágætis Byrjun (65th)
by Sigur Rós
Total19,0082,951,505

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:1,131 charts
Rank in 1992:1Rank Score:32,574
Rank in 1990s10Overall Rank:56
Average Rating:  84/100 (1,401 votes)
Comments: 121 comments
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20.

Rage Against The MachineUnited States Rage Against The Machine
Year of Release:1992Appears in:758 charts
Rank in 1992:2Rank Score:22,100
Rank in 1990s20Overall Rank:93
Average Rating:  82/100 (1,045 votes)
Comments: 55 comments
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29.

Slanted & EnchantedUnited States Pavement
Year of Release:1992Appears in:581 charts
Rank in 1992:3Rank Score:15,468
Rank in 1990s29Overall Rank:139
Average Rating:  83/100 (777 votes)
Comments: 57 comments
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44.

DirtUnited States Alice In Chains
Year of Release:1992Appears in:454 charts
Rank in 1992:4Rank Score:12,010
Rank in 1990s44Overall Rank:190
Average Rating:  81/100 (667 votes)
Comments: 34 comments
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59.

Selected Ambient Works 85-92United Kingdom Aphex Twin
Year of Release:1992Appears in:373 charts
Rank in 1992:5Rank Score:7,962
Rank in 1990s59Overall Rank:289
Average Rating:  83/100 (450 votes)
Comments: 36 comments
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71.

The ChronicUnited States Dr. Dre
Year of Release:1992Appears in:285 charts
Rank in 1992:6Rank Score:6,144
Rank in 1990s71Overall Rank:362
Average Rating:  79/100 (440 votes)
Comments: 19 comments
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73.

Angel DustUnited States Faith No More
Year of Release:1992Appears in:243 charts
Rank in 1992:7Rank Score:6,067
Rank in 1990s73Overall Rank:366
Average Rating:  78/100 (368 votes)
Comments: 24 comments
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82.

Little EarthquakesUnited States Tori Amos
Year of Release:1992Appears in:259 charts
Rank in 1992:8Rank Score:5,399
Rank in 1990s82Overall Rank:416
Average Rating:  78/100 (333 votes)
Comments: 21 comments
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107.

Images And WordsUnited States Dream Theater
Year of Release:1992Appears in:161 charts
Rank in 1992:9Rank Score:4,073
Rank in 1990s107Overall Rank:525
Average Rating:  79/100 (260 votes)
Comments: 12 comments
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136.

DirtyUnited States Sonic Youth
Year of Release:1992Appears in:199 charts
Rank in 1992:10Rank Score:3,205
Rank in 1990s136Overall Rank:656
Average Rating:  79/100 (335 votes)
Comments: 20 comments
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Best Albums of the 1990s composition

Year Albums %


1990 85 9%
1991 78 8%
1992 97 10%
1993 102 10%
1994 130 13%
1995 111 11%
1996 115 12%
1997 100 10%
1998 97 10%
1999 85 9%
Artist Albums %


The Flaming Lips 6 1%
Blur 6 1%
Radiohead 5 1%
Aphex Twin 5 1%
Nirvana 5 1%
Tori Amos 5 1%
Alice In Chains 5 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 558 56%
United Kingdom 265 27%
Canada 33 3%
Australia 27 3%
Sweden 19 2%
Norway 15 2%
Mixed Nationality 13 1%
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