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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.
19901,624160,722 Violator (130th)
by Depeche Mode
19911,646432,477 Nevermind (10th)
by Nirvana
19921,776251,181 Automatic For The People (55th)
by R.E.M.
19931,847266,159 In Utero (53rd)
by Nirvana
19942,050442,133 Grace (42nd)
by Jeff Buckley
19952,145338,843 The Bends (18th)
by Radiohead
19962,274273,814 Pinkerton (103rd)
by Weezer
19972,309432,030 OK Computer (1st)
by Radiohead
19982,271295,189 In The Aeroplane Over The Sea (17th)
by Neutral Milk Hotel
19992,502267,386 Ágætis Byrjun (62nd)
by Sigur Rós
Total20,4443,159,933

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
8.

GraceUnited States Jeff Buckley
Year of Release:1994Appears in:1,247 charts
Rank in 1994:1Rank Score:39,446
Rank in 1990s8Overall Rank:42
Average Rating:  84/100 (1,378 votes)
Comments: 135 comments
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13.

Weezer (The Blue Album)United States Weezer
Year of Release:1994Appears in:976 charts
Rank in 1994:2Rank Score:28,587
Rank in 1990s13Overall Rank:71
Average Rating:  84/100 (1,278 votes)
Comments: 100 comments
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16.

Definitely MaybeUnited Kingdom Oasis
Year of Release:1994Appears in:872 charts
Rank in 1994:3Rank Score:27,018
Rank in 1990s16Overall Rank:79
Average Rating:  79/100 (1,356 votes)
Comments: 111 comments
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17.

DummyUnited Kingdom Portishead
Year of Release:1994Appears in:1,030 charts
Rank in 1994:4Rank Score:26,064
Rank in 1990s17Overall Rank:83
Average Rating:  84/100 (1,103 votes)
Comments: 70 comments
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19.

IllmaticUnited States Nas
Year of Release:1994Appears in:812 charts
Rank in 1994:5Rank Score:24,922
Rank in 1990s19Overall Rank:87
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (975 votes)
Comments: 67 comments
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24.

MTV Unplugged In New YorkUnited States Nirvana
Year of Release:1994Appears in:736 charts
Rank in 1994:6Rank Score:19,535
Rank in 1990s24Overall Rank:118
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (1,388 votes)
Comments: 64 comments
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35.

DookieUnited States Green Day
Year of Release:1994Appears in:656 charts
Rank in 1994:7Rank Score:15,089
Rank in 1990s35Overall Rank:157
Average Rating:  78/100 (1,038 votes)
Comments: 67 comments
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36.

Crooked Rain, Crooked RainUnited States Pavement
Year of Release:1994Appears in:629 charts
Rank in 1994:8Rank Score:14,716
Rank in 1990s36Overall Rank:162
Average Rating:  84/100 (771 votes)
Comments: 66 comments
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37.

ParklifeUnited Kingdom Blur
Year of Release:1994Appears in:687 charts
Rank in 1994:9Rank Score:14,653
Rank in 1990s37Overall Rank:165
Average Rating:  80/100 (973 votes)
Comments: 52 comments
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38.

The Downward SpiralUnited States Nine Inch Nails
Year of Release:1994Appears in:589 charts
Rank in 1994:10Rank Score:14,644
Rank in 1990s38Overall Rank:166
Average Rating:  81/100 (751 votes)
Comments: 53 comments
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Best Albums of the 1990s composition

Year Albums %


1990 81 8%
1991 79 8%
1992 105 11%
1993 101 10%
1994 129 13%
1995 109 11%
1996 111 11%
1997 100 10%
1998 98 10%
1999 87 9%
Artist Albums %


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


United States 557 56%
United Kingdom 259 26%
Canada 36 4%
Australia 30 3%
Sweden 18 2%
Ireland 16 2%
Norway 15 2%
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