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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 35,000 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.
19901,952180,802 Violator (129th)
by Depeche Mode
19911,967471,190 Nevermind (10th)
by Nirvana
19921,990272,553 Automatic For The People (57th)
by R.E.M.
19932,069294,310 In Utero (52nd)
by Nirvana
19942,276479,730 Grace (48th)
by Jeff Buckley
19952,344365,223 The Bends (18th)
by Radiohead
19962,518296,853 Pinkerton (102nd)
by Weezer
19972,545468,200 OK Computer (1st)
by Radiohead
19982,515318,286 In The Aeroplane Over The Sea (17th)
by Neutral Milk Hotel
19992,740290,335 Ágætis Byrjun (66th)
by Sigur Rós
Total22,9163,437,482

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:1,333 charts
Rank in 1994:1Rank Score:40,971
Rank in 1990s8Overall Rank:48
Average Rating:  84/100 (1,512 votes)
Comments: 140 comments
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13.

Weezer (The Blue Album)United States Weezer
Year of Release:1994Appears in:1,119 charts
Rank in 1994:2Rank Score:32,377
Rank in 1990s13Overall Rank:68
Average Rating:  84/100 (1,461 votes)
Comments: 110 comments
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16.

Definitely MaybeUnited Kingdom Oasis
Year of Release:1994Appears in:982 charts
Rank in 1994:3Rank Score:28,821
Rank in 1990s16Overall Rank:80
Average Rating:  79/100 (1,502 votes)
Comments: 122 comments
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17.

DummyUnited Kingdom Portishead
Year of Release:1994Appears in:1,148 charts
Rank in 1994:4Rank Score:28,535
Rank in 1990s17Overall Rank:81
Average Rating:  84/100 (1,256 votes)
Comments: 82 comments
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18.

IllmaticUnited States Nas
Year of Release:1994Appears in:958 charts
Rank in 1994:5Rank Score:27,887
Rank in 1990s18Overall Rank:85
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (1,135 votes)
Comments: 78 comments
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24.

MTV Unplugged In New YorkUnited States Nirvana
Year of Release:1994Appears in:828 charts
Rank in 1994:6Rank Score:20,967
Rank in 1990s24Overall Rank:119
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (1,546 votes)
Comments: 78 comments
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35.

DookieUnited States Green Day
Year of Release:1994Appears in:756 charts
Rank in 1994:7Rank Score:16,244
Rank in 1990s35Overall Rank:159
Average Rating:  79/100 (1,161 votes)
Comments: 80 comments
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36.

ParklifeUnited Kingdom Blur
Year of Release:1994Appears in:779 charts
Rank in 1994:8Rank Score:15,993
Rank in 1990s36Overall Rank:162
Average Rating:  80/100 (1,082 votes)
Comments: 58 comments
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38.

Crooked Rain, Crooked RainUnited States Pavement
Year of Release:1994Appears in:711 charts
Rank in 1994:9Rank Score:15,858
Rank in 1990s38Overall Rank:166
Average Rating:  83/100 (856 votes)
Comments: 70 comments
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39.

The Downward SpiralMixed Nationality Nine Inch Nails
Year of Release:1994Appears in:666 charts
Rank in 1994:10Rank Score:15,814
Rank in 1990s39Overall Rank:168
Average Rating:  82/100 (854 votes)
Comments: 59 comments
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Best Albums of the 1990s composition

Year Albums %


1990 84 8%
1991 84 8%
1992 104 10%
1993 100 10%
1994 125 13%
1995 110 11%
1996 108 11%
1997 99 10%
1998 100 10%
1999 86 9%
Artist Albums %


The Flaming Lips 6 1%
Blur 6 1%
Aphex Twin 5 1%
Radiohead 5 1%
Nirvana 5 1%
Manic Street Preachers 5 1%
Beck 5 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 551 55%
United Kingdom 260 26%
Canada 36 4%
Australia 26 3%
Mixed Nationality 20 2%
Sweden 18 2%
Norway 14 1%
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