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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.
19901,937179,370 Violator (129th)
by Depeche Mode
19911,951467,688 Nevermind (10th)
by Nirvana
19921,975270,556 Automatic For The People (56th)
by R.E.M.
19932,061292,268 In Utero (53rd)
by Nirvana
19942,273476,760 Grace (46th)
by Jeff Buckley
19952,338362,990 The Bends (18th)
by Radiohead
19962,510294,703 Pinkerton (102nd)
by Weezer
19972,536466,328 OK Computer (1st)
by Radiohead
19982,507317,130 In The Aeroplane Over The Sea (17th)
by Neutral Milk Hotel
19992,734289,323 Ágætis Byrjun (66th)
by Sigur Rós
Total22,8223,417,115

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:3,584 charts
Rank in 1997:1Rank Score:192,732
Rank in 1990s1Overall Rank:1
Average Rating: Top rated 92/100 (4,377 votes)
Comments: 704 comments
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2.

NevermindUnited States Nirvana
Year of Release:1991Appears in:2,551 charts
Rank in 1991:1Rank Score:102,843
Rank in 1990s2Overall Rank:10
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (3,458 votes)
Comments: 357 comments
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3.

In The Aeroplane Over The SeaUnited States Neutral Milk Hotel
Year of Release:1998Appears in:1,976 charts
Rank in 1998:1Rank Score:87,475
Rank in 1990s3Overall Rank:17
Average Rating: Top rated 88/100 (2,256 votes)
Comments: 363 comments
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4.

The BendsUnited Kingdom Radiohead
Year of Release:1995Appears in:2,212 charts
Rank in 1995:1Rank Score:84,756
Rank in 1990s4Overall Rank:18
Average Rating: Top rated 88/100 (3,087 votes)
Comments: 264 comments
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5.

LovelessIreland My Bloody Valentine
Year of Release:1991Appears in:1,678 charts
Rank in 1991:2Rank Score:62,433
Rank in 1990s5Overall Rank:25
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (1,855 votes)
Comments: 257 comments
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6.

TenUnited States Pearl Jam
Year of Release:1991Appears in:1,421 charts
Rank in 1991:3Rank Score:45,090
Rank in 1990s6Overall Rank:41
Average Rating:  82/100 (1,829 votes)
Comments: 140 comments
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7.

(What's The Story) Morning Glory?United Kingdom Oasis
Year of Release:1995Appears in:1,367 charts
Rank in 1995:2Rank Score:42,995
Rank in 1990s7Overall Rank:43
Average Rating:  81/100 (1,962 votes)
Comments: 186 comments
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8.

GraceUnited States Jeff Buckley
Year of Release:1994Appears in:1,328 charts
Rank in 1994:1Rank Score:40,925
Rank in 1990s8Overall Rank:46
Average Rating:  84/100 (1,505 votes)
Comments: 139 comments
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9.

In UteroUnited States Nirvana
Year of Release:1993Appears in:1,347 charts
Rank in 1993:1Rank Score:39,441
Rank in 1990s9Overall Rank:53
Average Rating:  84/100 (2,049 votes)
Comments: 137 comments
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10.

Automatic For The PeopleUnited States R.E.M.
Year of Release:1992Appears in:1,382 charts
Rank in 1992:1Rank Score:37,329
Rank in 1990s10Overall Rank:56
Average Rating:  84/100 (1,677 votes)
Comments: 138 comments
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Best Albums of the 1990s composition

Year Albums %


1990 83 8%
1991 83 8%
1992 104 10%
1993 99 10%
1994 125 13%
1995 113 11%
1996 108 11%
1997 99 10%
1998 100 10%
1999 86 9%
Artist Albums %


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


United States 558 56%
United Kingdom 256 26%
Canada 36 4%
Australia 26 3%
Sweden 19 2%
Mixed Nationality 17 2%
Norway 14 1%
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