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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 38,000 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.
19902,052185,407 Violator (131st)
by Depeche Mode
19912,078480,380 Nevermind (10th)
by Nirvana
19922,172280,115 Automatic For The People (58th)
by R.E.M.
19932,223302,833 In Utero (53rd)
by Nirvana
19942,383492,501 Grace (50th)
by Jeff Buckley
19952,458372,298 The Bends (18th)
by Radiohead
19962,651304,886 Pinkerton (100th)
by Weezer
19972,674479,333 OK Computer (1st)
by Radiohead
19982,651326,911 In The Aeroplane Over The Sea (17th)
by Neutral Milk Hotel
19992,896297,090 Ágætis Byrjun (65th)
by Sigur Rós
Total24,2383,521,754

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:1,383 charts
Rank in 1994:1Rank Score:41,776
Rank in 1990s8Overall Rank:50
Average Rating:  84/100 (1,582 votes)
Comments: 148 comments
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13.

Weezer (The Blue Album)United States Weezer
Year of Release:1994Appears in:1,152 charts
Rank in 1994:2Rank Score:32,906
Rank in 1990s13Overall Rank:68
Average Rating:  84/100 (1,541 votes)
Comments: 116 comments
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16.

Definitely MaybeUnited Kingdom Oasis
Year of Release:1994Appears in:1,011 charts
Rank in 1994:3Rank Score:29,353
Rank in 1990s16Overall Rank:79
Average Rating:  80/100 (1,550 votes)
Comments: 126 comments
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17.

DummyUnited Kingdom Portishead
Year of Release:1994Appears in:1,179 charts
Rank in 1994:4Rank Score:29,209
Rank in 1990s17Overall Rank:81
Average Rating:  84/100 (1,315 votes)
Comments: 85 comments
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18.

IllmaticUnited States Nas
Year of Release:1994Appears in:995 charts
Rank in 1994:5Rank Score:29,061
Rank in 1990s18Overall Rank:82
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (1,200 votes)
Comments: 79 comments
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25.

MTV Unplugged In New YorkUnited States Nirvana
Year of Release:1994Appears in:854 charts
Rank in 1994:6Rank Score:21,694
Rank in 1990s25Overall Rank:119
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (1,609 votes)
Comments: 83 comments
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33.

The Downward SpiralUnited States Nine Inch Nails
Year of Release:1994Appears in:706 charts
Rank in 1994:7Rank Score:16,998
Rank in 1990s33Overall Rank:157
Average Rating:  82/100 (910 votes)
Comments: 62 comments
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36.

DookieUnited States Green Day
Year of Release:1994Appears in:779 charts
Rank in 1994:8Rank Score:16,499
Rank in 1990s36Overall Rank:164
Average Rating:  78/100 (1,210 votes)
Comments: 81 comments
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37.

Crooked Rain, Crooked RainUnited States Pavement
Year of Release:1994Appears in:740 charts
Rank in 1994:9Rank Score:16,301
Rank in 1990s37Overall Rank:166
Average Rating:  83/100 (904 votes)
Comments: 73 comments
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39.

ParklifeUnited Kingdom Blur
Year of Release:1994Appears in:804 charts
Rank in 1994:10Rank Score:16,010
Rank in 1990s39Overall Rank:169
Average Rating:  80/100 (1,129 votes)
Comments: 58 comments
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Best Albums of the 1990s composition

Year Albums %


1990 84 8%
1991 86 9%
1992 99 10%
1993 102 10%
1994 126 13%
1995 109 11%
1996 108 11%
1997 101 10%
1998 100 10%
1999 85 9%
Artist Albums %


The Flaming Lips 6 1%
Blur 6 1%
Aphex Twin 5 1%
Radiohead 5 1%
Nirvana 5 1%
Ween 5 1%
Beck 5 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 551 55%
United Kingdom 258 26%
Canada 36 4%
Australia 25 3%
Mixed Nationality 23 2%
Sweden 18 2%
Norway 13 1%
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