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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.
19901,624160,722 Violator (130th)
by Depeche Mode
19911,646432,477 Nevermind (10th)
by Nirvana
19921,776251,181 Automatic For The People (55th)
by R.E.M.
19931,847266,159 In Utero (53rd)
by Nirvana
19942,050442,133 Grace (42nd)
by Jeff Buckley
19952,145338,843 The Bends (18th)
by Radiohead
19962,274273,814 Pinkerton (103rd)
by Weezer
19972,309432,030 OK Computer (1st)
by Radiohead
19982,271295,189 In The Aeroplane Over The Sea (17th)
by Neutral Milk Hotel
19992,502267,386 Ágætis Byrjun (62nd)
by Sigur Rós
Total20,4443,159,933

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:3,296 charts
Rank in 1997:1Rank Score:180,454
Rank in 1990s1Overall Rank:1
Average Rating: Top rated 92/100 (3,923 votes)
Comments: 645 comments
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30.

HomogenicIceland Björk
Year of Release:1997Appears in:687 charts
Rank in 1997:2Rank Score:16,729
Rank in 1990s30Overall Rank:140
Average Rating:  84/100 (842 votes)
Comments: 59 comments
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31.

Either/OrUnited States Elliott Smith
Year of Release:1997Appears in:653 charts
Rank in 1997:3Rank Score:16,190
Rank in 1990s31Overall Rank:146
Average Rating:  84/100 (723 votes)
Comments: 39 comments
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41.

The Lonesome Crowded WestUnited States Modest Mouse
Year of Release:1997Appears in:500 charts
Rank in 1997:4Rank Score:13,616
Rank in 1990s41Overall Rank:178
Average Rating:  84/100 (613 votes)
Comments: 48 comments
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47.

Ladies And Gentlemen We Are Floating In SpaceUnited Kingdom Spiritualized
Year of Release:1997Appears in:535 charts
Rank in 1997:5Rank Score:12,053
Rank in 1990s47Overall Rank:206
Average Rating:  83/100 (612 votes)
Comments: 52 comments
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49.

Urban HymnsUnited Kingdom The Verve
Year of Release:1997Appears in:555 charts
Rank in 1997:6Rank Score:11,656
Rank in 1990s49Overall Rank:217
Average Rating:  77/100 (811 votes)
Comments: 51 comments
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53.

The Colour And The ShapeUnited States Foo Fighters
Year of Release:1997Appears in:475 charts
Rank in 1997:7Rank Score:10,224
Rank in 1990s53Overall Rank:241
Average Rating:  79/100 (681 votes)
Comments: 49 comments
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59.

F♯A♯∞Canada Godspeed You! Black Emperor
Year of Release:1997Appears in:397 charts
Rank in 1997:8Rank Score:8,300
Rank in 1990s59Overall Rank:303
Average Rating:  84/100 (472 votes)
Comments: 38 comments
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62.

Perfect From Now OnUnited States Built To Spill
Year of Release:1997Appears in:354 charts
Rank in 1997:9Rank Score:7,754
Rank in 1990s62Overall Rank:324
Average Rating:  83/100 (391 votes)
Comments: 25 comments
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76.

The Boatman's CallAustralia Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds
Year of Release:1997Appears in:346 charts
Rank in 1997:10Rank Score:6,198
Rank in 1990s76Overall Rank:391
Average Rating:  81/100 (413 votes)
Comments: 21 comments
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Best Albums of the 1990s composition

Year Albums %


1990 81 8%
1991 79 8%
1992 105 11%
1993 101 10%
1994 129 13%
1995 109 11%
1996 111 11%
1997 100 10%
1998 98 10%
1999 87 9%
Artist Albums %


Blur 6 1%
The Flaming Lips 6 1%
Pearl Jam 5 1%
Alice In Chains 5 1%
Tori Amos 5 1%
R.E.M. 5 1%
The Smashing Pumpkins 5 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 557 56%
United Kingdom 259 26%
Canada 36 4%
Australia 30 3%
Sweden 18 2%
Ireland 16 2%
Norway 15 2%
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