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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 36,000 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.
19902,007183,008 Violator (132nd)
by Depeche Mode
19912,021475,787 Nevermind (10th)
by Nirvana
19922,089276,585 Automatic For The People (57th)
by R.E.M.
19932,121298,249 In Utero (52nd)
by Nirvana
19942,323485,977 Grace (49th)
by Jeff Buckley
19952,392368,746 The Bends (18th)
by Radiohead
19962,574301,519 Pinkerton (100th)
by Weezer
19972,604472,273 OK Computer (1st)
by Radiohead
19982,572322,888 In The Aeroplane Over The Sea (17th)
by Neutral Milk Hotel
19992,807294,841 Ágætis Byrjun (66th)
by Sigur Rós
Total23,5103,479,873

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:3,651 charts
Rank in 1997:1Rank Score:194,935
Rank in 1990s1Overall Rank:1
Average Rating: Top rated 92/100 (4,460 votes)
Comments: 720 comments
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27.

HomogenicIceland Björk
Year of Release:1997Appears in:816 charts
Rank in 1997:2Rank Score:19,607
Rank in 1990s27Overall Rank:131
Average Rating:  84/100 (1,014 votes)
Comments: 74 comments
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32.

Either/OrUnited States Elliott Smith
Year of Release:1997Appears in:734 charts
Rank in 1997:3Rank Score:17,906
Rank in 1990s32Overall Rank:149
Average Rating:  84/100 (861 votes)
Comments: 45 comments
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42.

The Lonesome Crowded WestUnited States Modest Mouse
Year of Release:1997Appears in:568 charts
Rank in 1997:4Rank Score:15,059
Rank in 1990s42Overall Rank:181
Average Rating:  84/100 (709 votes)
Comments: 53 comments
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48.

Ladies And Gentlemen We Are Floating In SpaceUnited Kingdom Spiritualized
Year of Release:1997Appears in:582 charts
Rank in 1997:5Rank Score:12,645
Rank in 1990s48Overall Rank:219
Average Rating:  83/100 (727 votes)
Comments: 54 comments
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49.

Urban HymnsUnited Kingdom The Verve
Year of Release:1997Appears in:626 charts
Rank in 1997:6Rank Score:12,567
Rank in 1990s49Overall Rank:220
Average Rating:  77/100 (882 votes)
Comments: 55 comments
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53.

The Colour And The ShapeUnited States Foo Fighters
Year of Release:1997Appears in:520 charts
Rank in 1997:7Rank Score:10,698
Rank in 1990s53Overall Rank:259
Average Rating:  78/100 (770 votes)
Comments: 53 comments
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61.

F♯A♯∞Canada Godspeed You! Black Emperor
Year of Release:1997Appears in:454 charts
Rank in 1997:8Rank Score:8,978
Rank in 1990s61Overall Rank:316
Average Rating:  84/100 (554 votes)
Comments: 39 comments
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64.

Perfect From Now OnUnited States Built To Spill
Year of Release:1997Appears in:412 charts
Rank in 1997:9Rank Score:8,673
Rank in 1990s64Overall Rank:328
Average Rating:  84/100 (460 votes)
Comments: 28 comments
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74.

The Boatman's CallAustralia Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds
Year of Release:1997Appears in:401 charts
Rank in 1997:10Rank Score:7,066
Rank in 1990s74Overall Rank:382
Average Rating:  81/100 (494 votes)
Comments: 21 comments
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Best Albums of the 1990s composition

Year Albums %


1990 85 9%
1991 84 8%
1992 102 10%
1993 98 10%
1994 125 13%
1995 110 11%
1996 111 11%
1997 100 10%
1998 99 10%
1999 86 9%
Artist Albums %


Blur 6 1%
The Flaming Lips 6 1%
Alice In Chains 5 1%
R.E.M. 5 1%
The Smashing Pumpkins 5 1%
Pavement 5 1%
Suede 5 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 552 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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