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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
3.

The BendsUnited Kingdom Radiohead
Year of Release:1995Appears in:1,916 charts
Rank in 1995:1Rank Score:78,044
Rank in 1990s3Overall Rank:16
Average Rating: Top rated 88/100 (2,575 votes)
Comments: 230 comments
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7.

(What's The Story) Morning Glory?United Kingdom Oasis
Year of Release:1995Appears in:1,134 charts
Rank in 1995:2Rank Score:37,692
Rank in 1990s7Overall Rank:41
Average Rating:  81/100 (1,649 votes)
Comments: 160 comments
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13.

Mellon Collie And The Infinite SadnessUnited States The Smashing Pumpkins
Year of Release:1995Appears in:931 charts
Rank in 1995:3Rank Score:26,835
Rank in 1990s13Overall Rank:71
Average Rating:  83/100 (1,205 votes)
Comments: 114 comments
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38.

Different ClassUnited Kingdom Pulp
Year of Release:1995Appears in:541 charts
Rank in 1995:4Rank Score:13,690
Rank in 1990s38Overall Rank:164
Average Rating:  81/100 (660 votes)
Comments: 43 comments
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56.

Jagged Little PillCanada Alanis Morissette
Year of Release:1995Appears in:421 charts
Rank in 1995:5Rank Score:8,339
Rank in 1990s56Overall Rank:274
Average Rating:  75/100 (658 votes)
Comments: 55 comments
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62.

PostIceland Björk
Year of Release:1995Appears in:396 charts
Rank in 1995:6Rank Score:6,873
Rank in 1990s62Overall Rank:330
Average Rating:  81/100 (573 votes)
Comments: 26 comments
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67.

Liquid SwordsUnited States GZA
Year of Release:1995Appears in:304 charts
Rank in 1995:7Rank Score:6,403
Rank in 1990s67Overall Rank:349
Average Rating:  84/100 (343 votes)
Comments: 36 comments
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111.

Elliott SmithUnited States Elliott Smith
Year of Release:1995Appears in:202 charts
Rank in 1995:8Rank Score:3,993
Rank in 1990s111Overall Rank:532
Average Rating:  81/100 (291 votes)
Comments: 11 comments
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125.

To Bring You My LoveUnited Kingdom P.J. Harvey
Year of Release:1995Appears in:255 charts
Rank in 1995:9Rank Score:3,573
Rank in 1990s125Overall Rank:601
Average Rating:  82/100 (317 votes)
Comments: 17 comments
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132.

Wowee ZoweeUnited States Pavement
Year of Release:1995Appears in:193 charts
Rank in 1995:10Rank Score:3,305
Rank in 1990s132Overall Rank:640
Average Rating:  81/100 (293 votes)
Comments: 15 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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