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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
4.

The BendsUnited Kingdom Radiohead
Year of Release:1995Appears in:2,228 charts
Rank in 1995:1Rank Score:85,614
Rank in 1990s4Overall Rank:18
Average Rating: Top rated 88/100 (3,105 votes)
Comments: 266 comments
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7.

(What's The Story) Morning Glory?United Kingdom Oasis
Year of Release:1995Appears in:1,374 charts
Rank in 1995:2Rank Score:43,174
Rank in 1990s7Overall Rank:43
Average Rating:  81/100 (1,971 votes)
Comments: 187 comments
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14.

Mellon Collie And The Infinite SadnessUnited States The Smashing Pumpkins
Year of Release:1995Appears in:1,165 charts
Rank in 1995:3Rank Score:30,689
Rank in 1990s14Overall Rank:74
Average Rating:  83/100 (1,422 votes)
Comments: 133 comments
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40.

Different ClassUnited Kingdom Pulp
Year of Release:1995Appears in:676 charts
Rank in 1995:4Rank Score:15,714
Rank in 1990s40Overall Rank:170
Average Rating:  81/100 (778 votes)
Comments: 47 comments
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58.

PostIceland Björk
Year of Release:1995Appears in:543 charts
Rank in 1995:5Rank Score:9,226
Rank in 1990s58Overall Rank:302
Average Rating:  81/100 (752 votes)
Comments: 35 comments
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61.

Jagged Little PillCanada Alanis Morissette
Year of Release:1995Appears in:519 charts
Rank in 1995:6Rank Score:8,924
Rank in 1990s61Overall Rank:314
Average Rating:  76/100 (776 votes)
Comments: 63 comments
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69.

Liquid SwordsUnited States GZA
Year of Release:1995Appears in:388 charts
Rank in 1995:7Rank Score:7,435
Rank in 1990s69Overall Rank:362
Average Rating:  84/100 (434 votes)
Comments: 42 comments
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111.

Elliott SmithUnited States Elliott Smith
Year of Release:1995Appears in:254 charts
Rank in 1995:8Rank Score:4,554
Rank in 1990s111Overall Rank:561
Average Rating:  82/100 (367 votes)
Comments: 15 comments
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116.

To Bring You My LoveUnited Kingdom PJ Harvey
Year of Release:1995Appears in:312 charts
Rank in 1995:9Rank Score:4,404
Rank in 1990s116Overall Rank:574
Average Rating:  82/100 (396 votes)
Comments: 20 comments
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130.

Wowee ZoweeUnited States Pavement
Year of Release:1995Appears in:247 charts
Rank in 1995:10Rank Score:3,952
Rank in 1990s130Overall Rank:634
Average Rating:  80/100 (353 votes)
Comments: 18 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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