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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.
19901,512147,725 Violator (136th)
by Depeche Mode
19911,535405,905 Nevermind (8th)
by Nirvana
19921,651233,137 Automatic For The People (55th)
by R.E.M.
19931,734246,922 In Utero (51st)
by Nirvana
19941,890413,868 Grace (42nd)
by Jeff Buckley
19951,963318,078 The Bends (16th)
by Radiohead
19962,097255,596 Pinkerton (97th)
by Weezer
19972,168401,475 OK Computer (1st)
by Radiohead
19982,102275,583 In The Aeroplane Over The Sea (18th)
by Neutral Milk Hotel
19992,333250,532 Ágætis Byrjun (64th)
by Sigur Rós
Total18,9852,948,821

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:1,135 charts
Rank in 1994:1Rank Score:36,635
Rank in 1990s8Overall Rank:42
Average Rating:  84/100 (1,273 votes)
Comments: 124 comments
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14.

Weezer (The Blue Album)United States Weezer
Year of Release:1994Appears in:883 charts
Rank in 1994:2Rank Score:26,699
Rank in 1990s14Overall Rank:72
Average Rating:  84/100 (1,162 votes)
Comments: 97 comments
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16.

Definitely MaybeUnited Kingdom Oasis
Year of Release:1994Appears in:804 charts
Rank in 1994:3Rank Score:25,527
Rank in 1990s16Overall Rank:78
Average Rating:  79/100 (1,252 votes)
Comments: 105 comments
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17.

DummyUnited Kingdom Portishead
Year of Release:1994Appears in:934 charts
Rank in 1994:4Rank Score:24,462
Rank in 1990s17Overall Rank:82
Average Rating:  84/100 (1,007 votes)
Comments: 67 comments
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19.

IllmaticUnited States Nas
Year of Release:1994Appears in:728 charts
Rank in 1994:5Rank Score:23,372
Rank in 1990s19Overall Rank:85
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (876 votes)
Comments: 64 comments
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23.

MTV Unplugged In New YorkUnited States Nirvana
Year of Release:1994Appears in:670 charts
Rank in 1994:6Rank Score:18,469
Rank in 1990s23Overall Rank:113
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (1,294 votes)
Comments: 60 comments
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35.

DookieUnited States Green Day
Year of Release:1994Appears in:605 charts
Rank in 1994:7Rank Score:14,481
Rank in 1990s35Overall Rank:153
Average Rating:  78/100 (962 votes)
Comments: 65 comments
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36.

The Downward SpiralUnited States Nine Inch Nails
Year of Release:1994Appears in:538 charts
Rank in 1994:8Rank Score:14,065
Rank in 1990s36Overall Rank:158
Average Rating:  81/100 (690 votes)
Comments: 51 comments
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37.

ParklifeUnited Kingdom Blur
Year of Release:1994Appears in:634 charts
Rank in 1994:9Rank Score:14,037
Rank in 1990s37Overall Rank:159
Average Rating:  80/100 (902 votes)
Comments: 50 comments
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40.

Crooked Rain, Crooked RainUnited States Pavement
Year of Release:1994Appears in:576 charts
Rank in 1994:10Rank Score:13,606
Rank in 1990s40Overall Rank:166
Average Rating:  84/100 (706 votes)
Comments: 60 comments
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Best Albums of the 1990s composition

Year Albums %


1990 85 9%
1991 79 8%
1992 96 10%
1993 102 10%
1994 130 13%
1995 111 11%
1996 115 12%
1997 100 10%
1998 97 10%
1999 85 9%
Artist Albums %


Blur 6 1%
The Flaming Lips 6 1%
R.E.M. 5 1%
The Smashing Pumpkins 5 1%
Suede 5 1%
Green Day 5 1%
Sonic Youth 5 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 557 56%
United Kingdom 265 27%
Canada 33 3%
Australia 28 3%
Sweden 19 2%
Norway 15 2%
Mixed Nationality 13 1%
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