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Best Albums of the 1990s

Listed below are the greatest albums of the 1990s as calculated from their overall rankings in over 37,000 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.
19902,037184,762 Violator (132nd)
by Depeche Mode
19912,052479,276 Nevermind (10th)
by Nirvana
19922,133279,595 Automatic For The People (57th)
by R.E.M.
19932,186301,361 In Utero (53rd)
by Nirvana
19942,358491,343 Grace (48th)
by Jeff Buckley
19952,441371,628 The Bends (18th)
by Radiohead
19962,617304,560 Pinkerton (99th)
by Weezer
19972,653477,554 OK Computer (1st)
by Radiohead
19982,624326,664 In The Aeroplane Over The Sea (17th)
by Neutral Milk Hotel
19992,869296,673 Ágætis Byrjun (66th)
by Sigur Rós
Total23,9703,513,415

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:3,691 charts
Rank in 1997:1Rank Score:196,766
Rank in 1990s1Overall Rank:1
Average Rating: Top rated 92/100 (4,523 votes)
Comments: 730 comments
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27.

HomogenicIceland Björk
Year of Release:1997Appears in:837 charts
Rank in 1997:2Rank Score:20,156
Rank in 1990s27Overall Rank:129
Average Rating:  84/100 (1,044 votes)
Comments: 77 comments
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32.

Either/OrUnited States Elliott Smith
Year of Release:1997Appears in:750 charts
Rank in 1997:3Rank Score:18,224
Rank in 1990s32Overall Rank:148
Average Rating:  84/100 (876 votes)
Comments: 47 comments
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42.

The Lonesome Crowded WestUnited States Modest Mouse
Year of Release:1997Appears in:577 charts
Rank in 1997:4Rank Score:15,310
Rank in 1990s42Overall Rank:181
Average Rating:  84/100 (727 votes)
Comments: 54 comments
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48.

Ladies And Gentlemen We Are Floating In SpaceUnited Kingdom Spiritualized
Year of Release:1997Appears in:588 charts
Rank in 1997:5Rank Score:12,624
Rank in 1990s48Overall Rank:219
Average Rating:  83/100 (738 votes)
Comments: 55 comments
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49.

Urban HymnsUnited Kingdom The Verve
Year of Release:1997Appears in:637 charts
Rank in 1997:6Rank Score:12,622
Rank in 1990s49Overall Rank:220
Average Rating:  77/100 (895 votes)
Comments: 56 comments
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53.

The Colour And The ShapeUnited States Foo Fighters
Year of Release:1997Appears in:519 charts
Rank in 1997:7Rank Score:10,715
Rank in 1990s53Overall Rank:262
Average Rating:  78/100 (783 votes)
Comments: 53 comments
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60.

F♯A♯∞Canada Godspeed You! Black Emperor
Year of Release:1997Appears in:463 charts
Rank in 1997:8Rank Score:9,209
Rank in 1990s60Overall Rank:311
Average Rating:  84/100 (568 votes)
Comments: 39 comments
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63.

Perfect From Now OnUnited States Built To Spill
Year of Release:1997Appears in:418 charts
Rank in 1997:9Rank Score:8,843
Rank in 1990s63Overall Rank:325
Average Rating:  84/100 (477 votes)
Comments: 29 comments
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74.

The Boatman's CallAustralia Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds
Year of Release:1997Appears in:411 charts
Rank in 1997:10Rank Score:7,205
Rank in 1990s74Overall Rank:381
Average Rating:  81/100 (509 votes)
Comments: 21 comments
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Best Albums of the 1990s composition

Year Albums %


1990 82 8%
1991 85 9%
1992 101 10%
1993 101 10%
1994 126 13%
1995 110 11%
1996 110 11%
1997 101 10%
1998 99 10%
1999 85 9%
Artist Albums %


Blur 6 1%
The Flaming Lips 6 1%
Aphex Twin 5 1%
Radiohead 5 1%
Ween 5 1%
Nirvana 5 1%
Beck 5 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 547 55%
United Kingdom 258 26%
Canada 36 4%
Australia 25 3%
Mixed Nationality 25 3%
Sweden 18 2%
Norway 14 1%
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