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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 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.
19902,022184,253 Violator (132nd)
by Depeche Mode
19912,030478,846 Nevermind (10th)
by Nirvana
19922,108277,991 Automatic For The People (58th)
by R.E.M.
19932,163300,406 In Utero (52nd)
by Nirvana
19942,340488,862 Grace (50th)
by Jeff Buckley
19952,410369,694 The Bends (18th)
by Radiohead
19962,602303,536 Pinkerton (99th)
by Weezer
19972,625474,766 OK Computer (1st)
by Radiohead
19982,603324,572 In The Aeroplane Over The Sea (17th)
by Neutral Milk Hotel
19992,848296,141 Ágætis Byrjun (66th)
by Sigur Rós
Total23,7513,499,067

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:3,675 charts
Rank in 1997:1Rank Score:195,838
Rank in 1990s1Overall Rank:1
Average Rating: Top rated 92/100 (4,500 votes)
Comments: 727 comments
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2.

NevermindUnited States Nirvana
Year of Release:1991Appears in:2,621 charts
Rank in 1991:1Rank Score:104,554
Rank in 1990s2Overall Rank:10
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (3,556 votes)
Comments: 367 comments
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3.

In The Aeroplane Over The SeaUnited States Neutral Milk Hotel
Year of Release:1998Appears in:2,036 charts
Rank in 1998:1Rank Score:89,441
Rank in 1990s3Overall Rank:17
Average Rating: Top rated 88/100 (2,326 votes)
Comments: 373 comments
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4.

The BendsUnited Kingdom Radiohead
Year of Release:1995Appears in:2,272 charts
Rank in 1995:1Rank Score:85,699
Rank in 1990s4Overall Rank:18
Average Rating: Top rated 88/100 (3,184 votes)
Comments: 273 comments
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5.

LovelessIreland My Bloody Valentine
Year of Release:1991Appears in:1,743 charts
Rank in 1991:2Rank Score:64,457
Rank in 1990s5Overall Rank:25
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (1,933 votes)
Comments: 266 comments
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6.

TenUnited States Pearl Jam
Year of Release:1991Appears in:1,460 charts
Rank in 1991:3Rank Score:45,931
Rank in 1990s6Overall Rank:41
Average Rating:  82/100 (1,894 votes)
Comments: 145 comments
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7.

(What's The Story) Morning Glory?United Kingdom Oasis
Year of Release:1995Appears in:1,412 charts
Rank in 1995:2Rank Score:43,598
Rank in 1990s7Overall Rank:43
Average Rating:  81/100 (2,020 votes)
Comments: 192 comments
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8.

GraceUnited States Jeff Buckley
Year of Release:1994Appears in:1,371 charts
Rank in 1994:1Rank Score:41,640
Rank in 1990s8Overall Rank:50
Average Rating:  84/100 (1,556 votes)
Comments: 143 comments
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9.

In UteroUnited States Nirvana
Year of Release:1993Appears in:1,398 charts
Rank in 1993:1Rank Score:40,953
Rank in 1990s9Overall Rank:52
Average Rating:  84/100 (2,134 votes)
Comments: 141 comments
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10.

Automatic For The PeopleUnited States R.E.M.
Year of Release:1992Appears in:1,425 charts
Rank in 1992:1Rank Score:37,977
Rank in 1990s10Overall Rank:58
Average Rating:  84/100 (1,726 votes)
Comments: 141 comments
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Best Albums of the 1990s composition

Year Albums %


1990 83 8%
1991 84 8%
1992 101 10%
1993 101 10%
1994 127 13%
1995 109 11%
1996 109 11%
1997 102 10%
1998 99 10%
1999 85 9%
Artist Albums %


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


United States 549 55%
United Kingdom 258 26%
Canada 35 4%
Mixed Nationality 26 3%
Australia 21 2%
Sweden 19 2%
Norway 14 1%
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