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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
8.

GraceUnited States Jeff Buckley
Year of Release:1994Appears in:1,357 charts
Rank in 1994:1Rank Score:41,455
Rank in 1990s8Overall Rank:49
Average Rating:  84/100 (1,542 votes)
Comments: 142 comments
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13.

Weezer (The Blue Album)United States Weezer
Year of Release:1994Appears in:1,138 charts
Rank in 1994:2Rank Score:32,732
Rank in 1990s13Overall Rank:68
Average Rating:  84/100 (1,499 votes)
Comments: 113 comments
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16.

Definitely MaybeUnited Kingdom Oasis
Year of Release:1994Appears in:1,000 charts
Rank in 1994:3Rank Score:29,009
Rank in 1990s16Overall Rank:80
Average Rating:  79/100 (1,528 votes)
Comments: 125 comments
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17.

DummyUnited Kingdom Portishead
Year of Release:1994Appears in:1,167 charts
Rank in 1994:4Rank Score:28,807
Rank in 1990s17Overall Rank:81
Average Rating:  84/100 (1,288 votes)
Comments: 85 comments
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18.

IllmaticUnited States Nas
Year of Release:1994Appears in:974 charts
Rank in 1994:5Rank Score:28,338
Rank in 1990s18Overall Rank:83
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (1,169 votes)
Comments: 79 comments
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25.

MTV Unplugged In New YorkUnited States Nirvana
Year of Release:1994Appears in:838 charts
Rank in 1994:6Rank Score:21,146
Rank in 1990s25Overall Rank:119
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (1,582 votes)
Comments: 82 comments
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35.

The Downward SpiralMixed Nationality Nine Inch Nails
Year of Release:1994Appears in:690 charts
Rank in 1994:7Rank Score:16,634
Rank in 1990s35Overall Rank:158
Average Rating:  82/100 (878 votes)
Comments: 62 comments
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36.

DookieUnited States Green Day
Year of Release:1994Appears in:775 charts
Rank in 1994:8Rank Score:16,394
Rank in 1990s36Overall Rank:162
Average Rating:  78/100 (1,187 votes)
Comments: 81 comments
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37.

Crooked Rain, Crooked RainUnited States Pavement
Year of Release:1994Appears in:726 charts
Rank in 1994:9Rank Score:16,124
Rank in 1990s37Overall Rank:166
Average Rating:  83/100 (879 votes)
Comments: 71 comments
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38.

ParklifeUnited Kingdom Blur
Year of Release:1994Appears in:792 charts
Rank in 1994:10Rank Score:16,025
Rank in 1990s38Overall Rank:167
Average Rating:  80/100 (1,110 votes)
Comments: 58 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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