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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 35,000 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.
19901,953180,784 Violator (129th)
by Depeche Mode
19911,967471,294 Nevermind (10th)
by Nirvana
19921,991272,856 Automatic For The People (58th)
by R.E.M.
19932,069294,616 In Utero (52nd)
by Nirvana
19942,276479,980 Grace (48th)
by Jeff Buckley
19952,344365,473 The Bends (18th)
by Radiohead
19962,517297,023 Pinkerton (102nd)
by Weezer
19972,544468,299 OK Computer (1st)
by Radiohead
19982,515318,310 In The Aeroplane Over The Sea (17th)
by Neutral Milk Hotel
19992,740290,363 Ágætis Byrjun (66th)
by Sigur Rós
Total22,9163,438,999

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:3,610 charts
Rank in 1997:1Rank Score:193,773
Rank in 1990s1Overall Rank:1
Average Rating: Top rated 92/100 (4,401 votes)
Comments: 707 comments
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28.

HomogenicIceland Björk
Year of Release:1997Appears in:809 charts
Rank in 1997:2Rank Score:19,544
Rank in 1990s28Overall Rank:130
Average Rating:  84/100 (992 votes)
Comments: 72 comments
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32.

Either/OrUnited States Elliott Smith
Year of Release:1997Appears in:722 charts
Rank in 1997:3Rank Score:17,729
Rank in 1990s32Overall Rank:150
Average Rating:  84/100 (841 votes)
Comments: 43 comments
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42.

The Lonesome Crowded WestUnited States Modest Mouse
Year of Release:1997Appears in:563 charts
Rank in 1997:4Rank Score:15,048
Rank in 1990s42Overall Rank:179
Average Rating:  84/100 (696 votes)
Comments: 51 comments
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48.

Ladies And Gentlemen We Are Floating In SpaceUnited Kingdom Spiritualized
Year of Release:1997Appears in:575 charts
Rank in 1997:5Rank Score:12,564
Rank in 1990s48Overall Rank:218
Average Rating:  83/100 (709 votes)
Comments: 54 comments
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49.

Urban HymnsUnited Kingdom The Verve
Year of Release:1997Appears in:619 charts
Rank in 1997:6Rank Score:12,502
Rank in 1990s49Overall Rank:219
Average Rating:  77/100 (871 votes)
Comments: 54 comments
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53.

The Colour And The ShapeUnited States Foo Fighters
Year of Release:1997Appears in:521 charts
Rank in 1997:7Rank Score:10,711
Rank in 1990s53Overall Rank:255
Average Rating:  78/100 (754 votes)
Comments: 53 comments
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60.

F♯A♯∞Canada Godspeed You! Black Emperor
Year of Release:1997Appears in:449 charts
Rank in 1997:8Rank Score:9,030
Rank in 1990s60Overall Rank:310
Average Rating:  84/100 (541 votes)
Comments: 39 comments
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63.

Perfect From Now OnUnited States Built To Spill
Year of Release:1997Appears in:405 charts
Rank in 1997:9Rank Score:8,661
Rank in 1990s63Overall Rank:322
Average Rating:  84/100 (446 votes)
Comments: 28 comments
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73.

The Boatman's CallAustralia Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds
Year of Release:1997Appears in:394 charts
Rank in 1997:10Rank Score:7,011
Rank in 1990s73Overall Rank:377
Average Rating:  81/100 (481 votes)
Comments: 21 comments
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Best Albums of the 1990s composition

Year Albums %


1990 84 8%
1991 84 8%
1992 104 10%
1993 100 10%
1994 125 13%
1995 110 11%
1996 108 11%
1997 99 10%
1998 100 10%
1999 86 9%
Artist Albums %


Blur 6 1%
The Flaming Lips 6 1%
Nirvana 5 1%
Beck 5 1%
Manic Street Preachers 5 1%
Ween 5 1%
Pearl Jam 5 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 551 55%
United Kingdom 260 26%
Canada 36 4%
Australia 26 3%
Mixed Nationality 20 2%
Sweden 18 2%
Norway 14 1%
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