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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 37,000 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.
19902,011183,350 Violator (132nd)
by Depeche Mode
19912,023476,389 Nevermind (10th)
by Nirvana
19922,095276,758 Automatic For The People (58th)
by R.E.M.
19932,141298,344 In Utero (52nd)
by Nirvana
19942,326486,477 Grace (49th)
by Jeff Buckley
19952,395368,955 The Bends (18th)
by Radiohead
19962,577301,751 Pinkerton (100th)
by Weezer
19972,610472,851 OK Computer (1st)
by Radiohead
19982,590323,355 In The Aeroplane Over The Sea (17th)
by Neutral Milk Hotel
19992,835294,996 Ágætis Byrjun (66th)
by Sigur Rós
Total23,6033,483,225

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:1,418 charts
Rank in 1992:1Rank Score:37,884
Rank in 1990s10Overall Rank:58
Average Rating:  84/100 (1,712 votes)
Comments: 139 comments
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20.

Rage Against The MachineUnited States Rage Against The Machine
Year of Release:1992Appears in:959 charts
Rank in 1992:2Rank Score:25,652
Rank in 1990s20Overall Rank:97
Average Rating:  82/100 (1,285 votes)
Comments: 68 comments
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33.

Slanted And EnchantedUnited States Pavement
Year of Release:1992Appears in:737 charts
Rank in 1992:3Rank Score:17,026
Rank in 1990s33Overall Rank:156
Average Rating:  83/100 (948 votes)
Comments: 66 comments
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46.

DirtUnited States Alice In Chains
Year of Release:1992Appears in:574 charts
Rank in 1992:4Rank Score:13,833
Rank in 1990s46Overall Rank:196
Average Rating:  81/100 (825 votes)
Comments: 41 comments
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56.

Selected Ambient Works 85-92United Kingdom Aphex Twin
Year of Release:1992Appears in:478 charts
Rank in 1992:5Rank Score:9,712
Rank in 1990s56Overall Rank:290
Average Rating:  83/100 (616 votes)
Comments: 46 comments
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71.

The ChronicUnited States Dr. Dre
Year of Release:1992Appears in:381 charts
Rank in 1992:6Rank Score:7,223
Rank in 1990s71Overall Rank:372
Average Rating:  79/100 (549 votes)
Comments: 24 comments
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77.

Angel DustUnited States Faith No More
Year of Release:1992Appears in:299 charts
Rank in 1992:7Rank Score:6,642
Rank in 1990s77Overall Rank:397
Average Rating:  78/100 (449 votes)
Comments: 27 comments
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83.

Little EarthquakesUnited States Tori Amos
Year of Release:1992Appears in:324 charts
Rank in 1992:8Rank Score:6,260
Rank in 1990s83Overall Rank:425
Average Rating:  78/100 (409 votes)
Comments: 22 comments
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103.

Images And WordsUnited States Dream Theater
Year of Release:1992Appears in:234 charts
Rank in 1992:9Rank Score:5,035
Rank in 1990s103Overall Rank:526
Average Rating:  78/100 (342 votes)
Comments: 18 comments
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137.

DirtyUnited States Sonic Youth
Year of Release:1992Appears in:277 charts
Rank in 1992:10Rank Score:3,866
Rank in 1990s137Overall Rank:662
Average Rating:  79/100 (414 votes)
Comments: 24 comments
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Best Albums of the 1990s composition

Year Albums %


1990 85 9%
1991 84 8%
1992 101 10%
1993 99 10%
1994 125 13%
1995 109 11%
1996 111 11%
1997 101 10%
1998 99 10%
1999 86 9%
Artist Albums %


Blur 6 1%
The Flaming Lips 6 1%
Manic Street Preachers 5 1%
Tori Amos 5 1%
Pearl Jam 5 1%
Alice In Chains 5 1%
R.E.M. 5 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 551 55%
United Kingdom 259 26%
Canada 35 4%
Australia 27 3%
Mixed Nationality 20 2%
Sweden 19 2%
Norway 14 1%
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