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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 30,000 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.
19901,624160,630 Violator (130th)
by Depeche Mode
19911,646432,525 Nevermind (10th)
by Nirvana
19921,775251,227 Automatic For The People (55th)
by R.E.M.
19931,847266,189 In Utero (53rd)
by Nirvana
19942,051442,094 Grace (42nd)
by Jeff Buckley
19952,146339,003 The Bends (18th)
by Radiohead
19962,274273,833 Pinkerton (103rd)
by Weezer
19972,309432,184 OK Computer (1st)
by Radiohead
19982,272295,290 In The Aeroplane Over The Sea (17th)
by Neutral Milk Hotel
19992,502267,351 Ágætis Byrjun (62nd)
by Sigur Rós
Total20,4463,160,326

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:2,047 charts
Rank in 1995:1Rank Score:81,127
Rank in 1990s4Overall Rank:18
Average Rating: Top rated 88/100 (2,777 votes)
Comments: 244 comments
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7.

(What's The Story) Morning Glory?United Kingdom Oasis
Year of Release:1995Appears in:1,232 charts
Rank in 1995:2Rank Score:40,605
Rank in 1990s7Overall Rank:41
Average Rating:  81/100 (1,786 votes)
Comments: 167 comments
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14.

Mellon Collie And The Infinite SadnessUnited States The Smashing Pumpkins
Year of Release:1995Appears in:1,022 charts
Rank in 1995:3Rank Score:28,202
Rank in 1990s14Overall Rank:73
Average Rating:  83/100 (1,292 votes)
Comments: 122 comments
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39.

Different ClassUnited Kingdom Pulp
Year of Release:1995Appears in:594 charts
Rank in 1995:4Rank Score:14,631
Rank in 1990s39Overall Rank:167
Average Rating:  81/100 (705 votes)
Comments: 44 comments
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57.

Jagged Little PillCanada Alanis Morissette
Year of Release:1995Appears in:459 charts
Rank in 1995:5Rank Score:8,576
Rank in 1990s57Overall Rank:289
Average Rating:  75/100 (712 votes)
Comments: 56 comments
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61.

PostIceland Björk
Year of Release:1995Appears in:460 charts
Rank in 1995:6Rank Score:7,895
Rank in 1990s61Overall Rank:319
Average Rating:  81/100 (644 votes)
Comments: 28 comments
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67.

Liquid SwordsUnited States GZA
Year of Release:1995Appears in:348 charts
Rank in 1995:7Rank Score:6,817
Rank in 1990s67Overall Rank:355
Average Rating:  84/100 (380 votes)
Comments: 39 comments
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111.

Elliott SmithUnited States Elliott Smith
Year of Release:1995Appears in:228 charts
Rank in 1995:8Rank Score:4,188
Rank in 1990s111Overall Rank:553
Average Rating:  81/100 (319 votes)
Comments: 13 comments
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120.

To Bring You My LoveUnited Kingdom P.J. Harvey
Year of Release:1995Appears in:289 charts
Rank in 1995:9Rank Score:3,919
Rank in 1990s120Overall Rank:588
Average Rating:  82/100 (347 votes)
Comments: 19 comments
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125.

Wowee ZoweeUnited States Pavement
Year of Release:1995Appears in:213 charts
Rank in 1995:10Rank Score:3,726
Rank in 1990s125Overall Rank:611
Average Rating:  80/100 (315 votes)
Comments: 18 comments
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Best Albums of the 1990s composition

Year Albums %


1990 81 8%
1991 79 8%
1992 104 10%
1993 101 10%
1994 129 13%
1995 109 11%
1996 112 11%
1997 100 10%
1998 98 10%
1999 87 9%
Artist Albums %


Blur 6 1%
The Flaming Lips 6 1%
The Smashing Pumpkins 5 1%
Pavement 5 1%
Sonic Youth 5 1%
Suede 5 1%
Ween 5 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 556 56%
United Kingdom 259 26%
Canada 36 4%
Australia 30 3%
Sweden 18 2%
Norway 16 2%
Ireland 16 2%
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