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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.
19901,560151,047 Violator (132nd)
by Depeche Mode
19911,584415,791 Nevermind (7th)
by Nirvana
19921,698238,915 Automatic For The People (56th)
by R.E.M.
19931,781253,105 In Utero (52nd)
by Nirvana
19941,941422,823 Grace (42nd)
by Jeff Buckley
19952,033324,128 The Bends (17th)
by Radiohead
19962,173261,450 Pinkerton (99th)
by Weezer
19972,221411,006 OK Computer (1st)
by Radiohead
19982,172281,560 In The Aeroplane Over The Sea (18th)
by Neutral Milk Hotel
19992,393254,202 Ágætis Byrjun (64th)
by Sigur Rós
Total19,5563,014,026

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:1,157 charts
Rank in 1992:1Rank Score:33,149
Rank in 1990s10Overall Rank:56
Average Rating:  84/100 (1,435 votes)
Comments: 122 comments
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20.

Rage Against The MachineUnited States Rage Against The Machine
Year of Release:1992Appears in:783 charts
Rank in 1992:2Rank Score:22,682
Rank in 1990s20Overall Rank:94
Average Rating:  82/100 (1,072 votes)
Comments: 57 comments
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30.

Slanted & EnchantedUnited States Pavement
Year of Release:1992Appears in:593 charts
Rank in 1992:3Rank Score:15,812
Rank in 1990s30Overall Rank:140
Average Rating:  83/100 (801 votes)
Comments: 57 comments
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45.

DirtUnited States Alice In Chains
Year of Release:1992Appears in:461 charts
Rank in 1992:4Rank Score:12,310
Rank in 1990s45Overall Rank:191
Average Rating:  81/100 (682 votes)
Comments: 34 comments
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58.

Selected Ambient Works 85-92United Kingdom Aphex Twin
Year of Release:1992Appears in:387 charts
Rank in 1992:5Rank Score:8,094
Rank in 1990s58Overall Rank:294
Average Rating:  83/100 (462 votes)
Comments: 37 comments
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71.

The ChronicUnited States Dr. Dre
Year of Release:1992Appears in:294 charts
Rank in 1992:6Rank Score:6,202
Rank in 1990s71Overall Rank:366
Average Rating:  79/100 (451 votes)
Comments: 20 comments
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73.

Angel DustUnited States Faith No More
Year of Release:1992Appears in:246 charts
Rank in 1992:7Rank Score:6,065
Rank in 1990s73Overall Rank:375
Average Rating:  78/100 (380 votes)
Comments: 25 comments
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82.

Little EarthquakesUnited States Tori Amos
Year of Release:1992Appears in:265 charts
Rank in 1992:8Rank Score:5,491
Rank in 1990s82Overall Rank:415
Average Rating:  78/100 (338 votes)
Comments: 21 comments
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111.

Images And WordsUnited States Dream Theater
Year of Release:1992Appears in:165 charts
Rank in 1992:9Rank Score:4,019
Rank in 1990s111Overall Rank:544
Average Rating:  78/100 (267 votes)
Comments: 12 comments
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132.

DirtyUnited States Sonic Youth
Year of Release:1992Appears in:204 charts
Rank in 1992:10Rank Score:3,384
Rank in 1990s132Overall Rank:636
Average Rating:  79/100 (341 votes)
Comments: 20 comments
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Best Albums of the 1990s composition

Year Albums %


1990 82 8%
1991 78 8%
1992 101 10%
1993 102 10%
1994 131 13%
1995 111 11%
1996 114 11%
1997 99 10%
1998 98 10%
1999 84 8%
Artist Albums %


Blur 6 1%
The Flaming Lips 6 1%
Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds 5 1%
Beck 5 1%
Aphex Twin 5 1%
Radiohead 5 1%
Manic Street Preachers 5 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 561 56%
United Kingdom 265 27%
Canada 32 3%
Australia 28 3%
Sweden 17 2%
Norway 15 2%
Mixed Nationality 13 1%
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