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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 28,000 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.
19901,561151,112 Violator (133rd)
by Depeche Mode
19911,584416,220 Nevermind (7th)
by Nirvana
19921,698239,192 Automatic For The People (56th)
by R.E.M.
19931,781253,298 In Utero (52nd)
by Nirvana
19941,944423,573 Grace (42nd)
by Jeff Buckley
19952,035324,491 The Bends (17th)
by Radiohead
19962,173261,840 Pinkerton (99th)
by Weezer
19972,221411,546 OK Computer (1st)
by Radiohead
19982,173281,802 In The Aeroplane Over The Sea (18th)
by Neutral Milk Hotel
19992,408254,559 Ágætis Byrjun (64th)
by Sigur Rós
Total19,5783,017,634

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:3,147 charts
Rank in 1997:1Rank Score:173,819
Rank in 1990s1Overall Rank:1
Average Rating: Top rated 92/100 (3,723 votes)
Comments: 618 comments
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31.

Either/OrUnited States Elliott Smith
Year of Release:1997Appears in:596 charts
Rank in 1997:2Rank Score:15,509
Rank in 1990s31Overall Rank:144
Average Rating:  84/100 (674 votes)
Comments: 39 comments
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32.

HomogenicIceland Björk
Year of Release:1997Appears in:625 charts
Rank in 1997:3Rank Score:15,498
Rank in 1990s32Overall Rank:145
Average Rating:  84/100 (784 votes)
Comments: 59 comments
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41.

The Lonesome Crowded WestUnited States Modest Mouse
Year of Release:1997Appears in:458 charts
Rank in 1997:4Rank Score:12,795
Rank in 1990s41Overall Rank:181
Average Rating:  84/100 (567 votes)
Comments: 45 comments
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47.

Urban HymnsUnited Kingdom The Verve
Year of Release:1997Appears in:538 charts
Rank in 1997:5Rank Score:11,497
Rank in 1990s47Overall Rank:205
Average Rating:  77/100 (785 votes)
Comments: 50 comments
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49.

Ladies And Gentlemen We Are Floating In SpaceUnited Kingdom Spiritualized
Year of Release:1997Appears in:490 charts
Rank in 1997:6Rank Score:11,019
Rank in 1990s49Overall Rank:217
Average Rating:  83/100 (582 votes)
Comments: 51 comments
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53.

The Colour And The ShapeUnited States Foo Fighters
Year of Release:1997Appears in:445 charts
Rank in 1997:7Rank Score:9,762
Rank in 1990s53Overall Rank:242
Average Rating:  79/100 (643 votes)
Comments: 49 comments
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60.

F♯A♯∞Canada Godspeed You! Black Emperor
Year of Release:1997Appears in:364 charts
Rank in 1997:8Rank Score:7,473
Rank in 1990s60Overall Rank:315
Average Rating:  84/100 (436 votes)
Comments: 36 comments
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61.

Perfect From Now OnUnited States Built To Spill
Year of Release:1997Appears in:324 charts
Rank in 1997:9Rank Score:7,223
Rank in 1990s61Overall Rank:326
Average Rating:  83/100 (363 votes)
Comments: 24 comments
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78.

The Boatman's CallAustralia Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds
Year of Release:1997Appears in:311 charts
Rank in 1997:10Rank Score:5,837
Rank in 1990s78Overall Rank:391
Average Rating:  81/100 (383 votes)
Comments: 18 comments
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Best Albums of the 1990s composition

Year Albums %


1990 82 8%
1991 78 8%
1992 101 10%
1993 101 10%
1994 131 13%
1995 111 11%
1996 115 12%
1997 99 10%
1998 98 10%
1999 84 8%
Artist Albums %


Blur 6 1%
The Flaming Lips 6 1%
R.E.M. 5 1%
The Smashing Pumpkins 5 1%
Suede 5 1%
Ween 5 1%
Green Day 5 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 560 56%
United Kingdom 265 27%
Canada 32 3%
Australia 28 3%
Sweden 18 2%
Norway 15 2%
Mixed Nationality 13 1%
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