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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 27,000 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.
19901,514147,746 Violator (136th)
by Depeche Mode
19911,538405,566 Nevermind (8th)
by Nirvana
19921,651233,268 Automatic For The People (56th)
by R.E.M.
19931,735246,620 In Utero (51st)
by Nirvana
19941,891413,373 Grace (42nd)
by Jeff Buckley
19951,967318,280 The Bends (16th)
by Radiohead
19962,103255,790 Pinkerton (97th)
by Weezer
19972,170401,702 OK Computer (1st)
by Radiohead
19982,105275,553 In The Aeroplane Over The Sea (18th)
by Neutral Milk Hotel
19992,334250,715 Ágætis Byrjun (65th)
by Sigur Rós
Total19,0082,948,612

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
31.

MetallicaUnited States Metallica
Year of Release:1991Appears in:549 charts
Rank in 1991:7Rank Score:15,103
Rank in 1990s31Overall Rank:143
Average Rating:  77/100 (982 votes)
Comments: 59 comments
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32.

Either/OrUnited States Elliott Smith
Year of Release:1997Appears in:576 charts
Rank in 1997:2Rank Score:14,931
Rank in 1990s32Overall Rank:145
Average Rating:  84/100 (649 votes)
Comments: 37 comments
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33.

HomogenicIceland Björk
Year of Release:1997Appears in:600 charts
Rank in 1997:3Rank Score:14,930
Rank in 1990s33Overall Rank:146
Average Rating:  84/100 (761 votes)
Comments: 59 comments
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34.

MezzanineUnited Kingdom Massive Attack
Year of Release:1998Appears in:597 charts
Rank in 1998:2Rank Score:14,676
Rank in 1990s34Overall Rank:150
Average Rating:  82/100 (751 votes)
Comments: 39 comments
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35.

DookieUnited States Green Day
Year of Release:1994Appears in:605 charts
Rank in 1994:7Rank Score:14,478
Rank in 1990s35Overall Rank:153
Average Rating:  78/100 (963 votes)
Comments: 65 comments
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36.

The Downward SpiralUnited States Nine Inch Nails
Year of Release:1994Appears in:539 charts
Rank in 1994:8Rank Score:14,183
Rank in 1990s36Overall Rank:157
Average Rating:  81/100 (690 votes)
Comments: 52 comments
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37.

ParklifeUnited Kingdom Blur
Year of Release:1994Appears in:634 charts
Rank in 1994:9Rank Score:14,053
Rank in 1990s37Overall Rank:159
Average Rating:  80/100 (904 votes)
Comments: 50 comments
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38.

Different ClassUnited Kingdom Pulp
Year of Release:1995Appears in:545 charts
Rank in 1995:4Rank Score:13,809
Rank in 1990s38Overall Rank:164
Average Rating:  81/100 (662 votes)
Comments: 43 comments
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39.

Crooked Rain, Crooked RainUnited States Pavement
Year of Release:1994Appears in:578 charts
Rank in 1994:10Rank Score:13,638
Rank in 1990s39Overall Rank:165
Average Rating:  84/100 (708 votes)
Comments: 61 comments
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40.

OdelayUnited States Beck
Year of Release:1996Appears in:614 charts
Rank in 1996:4Rank Score:13,627
Rank in 1990s40Overall Rank:166
Average Rating:  81/100 (861 votes)
Comments: 36 comments
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Best Albums of the 1990s composition

Year Albums %


1990 85 9%
1991 79 8%
1992 96 10%
1993 102 10%
1994 130 13%
1995 111 11%
1996 115 12%
1997 100 10%
1998 97 10%
1999 85 9%
Artist Albums %


The Flaming Lips 6 1%
Blur 6 1%
Pearl Jam 5 1%
Pavement 5 1%
R.E.M. 5 1%
Suede 5 1%
The Smashing Pumpkins 5 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 557 56%
United Kingdom 266 27%
Canada 33 3%
Australia 27 3%
Sweden 19 2%
Norway 15 2%
Mixed Nationality 13 1%
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