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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.
19901,512147,732 Violator (136th)
by Depeche Mode
19911,535406,300 Nevermind (8th)
by Nirvana
19921,651233,388 Automatic For The People (56th)
by R.E.M.
19931,734246,776 In Utero (51st)
by Nirvana
19941,890413,948 Grace (42nd)
by Jeff Buckley
19951,963318,316 The Bends (16th)
by Radiohead
19962,098255,780 Pinkerton (97th)
by Weezer
19972,167401,781 OK Computer (1st)
by Radiohead
19982,102275,728 In The Aeroplane Over The Sea (18th)
by Neutral Milk Hotel
19992,333250,666 Ágætis Byrjun (65th)
by Sigur Rós
Total18,9852,950,415

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
1.

OK ComputerUnited Kingdom Radiohead
Year of Release:1997Appears in:3,068 charts
Rank in 1997:1Rank Score:170,626
Rank in 1990s1Overall Rank:1
Average Rating: Top rated 92/100 (3,588 votes)
Comments: 601 comments
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32.

HomogenicIceland Björk
Year of Release:1997Appears in:600 charts
Rank in 1997:2Rank Score:14,944
Rank in 1990s32Overall Rank:145
Average Rating:  84/100 (758 votes)
Comments: 58 comments
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33.

Either/OrUnited States Elliott Smith
Year of Release:1997Appears in:574 charts
Rank in 1997:3Rank Score:14,859
Rank in 1990s33Overall Rank:148
Average Rating:  84/100 (648 votes)
Comments: 36 comments
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42.

The Lonesome Crowded WestUnited States Modest Mouse
Year of Release:1997Appears in:447 charts
Rank in 1997:4Rank Score:12,384
Rank in 1990s42Overall Rank:181
Average Rating:  84/100 (540 votes)
Comments: 45 comments
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46.

Urban HymnsUnited Kingdom The Verve
Year of Release:1997Appears in:522 charts
Rank in 1997:5Rank Score:11,264
Rank in 1990s46Overall Rank:203
Average Rating:  77/100 (767 votes)
Comments: 50 comments
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47.

Ladies And Gentlemen We Are Floating In SpaceUnited Kingdom Spiritualized
Year of Release:1997Appears in:479 charts
Rank in 1997:6Rank Score:11,133
Rank in 1990s47Overall Rank:206
Average Rating:  83/100 (569 votes)
Comments: 51 comments
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53.

The Colour And The ShapeUnited States Foo Fighters
Year of Release:1997Appears in:434 charts
Rank in 1997:7Rank Score:9,599
Rank in 1990s53Overall Rank:240
Average Rating:  79/100 (626 votes)
Comments: 47 comments
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63.

Perfect From Now OnUnited States Built To Spill
Year of Release:1997Appears in:310 charts
Rank in 1997:8Rank Score:6,814
Rank in 1990s63Overall Rank:332
Average Rating:  83/100 (354 votes)
Comments: 23 comments
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64.

F♯A♯∞Canada Godspeed You! Black Emperor
Year of Release:1997Appears in:344 charts
Rank in 1997:9Rank Score:6,704
Rank in 1990s64Overall Rank:339
Average Rating:  84/100 (420 votes)
Comments: 35 comments
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76.

The Boatman's CallAustralia Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds
Year of Release:1997Appears in:300 charts
Rank in 1997:10Rank Score:5,681
Rank in 1990s76Overall Rank:388
Average Rating:  81/100 (371 votes)
Comments: 17 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 %


The Flaming Lips 6 1%
Blur 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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