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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 30,000 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.
19901,625160,653 Violator (130th)
by Depeche Mode
19911,649431,874 Nevermind (10th)
by Nirvana
19921,777251,044 Automatic For The People (55th)
by R.E.M.
19931,848266,485 In Utero (53rd)
by Nirvana
19942,054441,896 Grace (42nd)
by Jeff Buckley
19952,147339,051 The Bends (18th)
by Radiohead
19962,275273,711 Pinkerton (103rd)
by Weezer
19972,310432,447 OK Computer (1st)
by Radiohead
19982,275295,650 In The Aeroplane Over The Sea (17th)
by Neutral Milk Hotel
19992,504267,427 Ágætis Byrjun (62nd)
by Sigur Rós
Total20,4643,160,238

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:3,302 charts
Rank in 1997:1Rank Score:180,729
Rank in 1990s1Overall Rank:1
Average Rating: Top rated 92/100 (3,930 votes)
Comments: 645 comments
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2.

NevermindUnited States Nirvana
Year of Release:1991Appears in:2,337 charts
Rank in 1991:1Rank Score:96,611
Rank in 1990s2Overall Rank:10
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (3,147 votes)
Comments: 324 comments
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3.

In The Aeroplane Over The SeaUnited States Neutral Milk Hotel
Year of Release:1998Appears in:1,797 charts
Rank in 1998:1Rank Score:81,263
Rank in 1990s3Overall Rank:17
Average Rating: Top rated 88/100 (2,013 votes)
Comments: 340 comments
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4.

The BendsUnited Kingdom Radiohead
Year of Release:1995Appears in:2,048 charts
Rank in 1995:1Rank Score:81,090
Rank in 1990s4Overall Rank:18
Average Rating: Top rated 88/100 (2,787 votes)
Comments: 244 comments
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5.

LovelessIreland My Bloody Valentine
Year of Release:1991Appears in:1,488 charts
Rank in 1991:2Rank Score:55,897
Rank in 1990s5Overall Rank:26
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (1,640 votes)
Comments: 231 comments
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6.

TenUnited States Pearl Jam
Year of Release:1991Appears in:1,294 charts
Rank in 1991:3Rank Score:42,411
Rank in 1990s6Overall Rank:40
Average Rating:  82/100 (1,652 votes)
Comments: 128 comments
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7.

(What's The Story) Morning Glory?United Kingdom Oasis
Year of Release:1995Appears in:1,233 charts
Rank in 1995:2Rank Score:40,572
Rank in 1990s7Overall Rank:41
Average Rating:  81/100 (1,787 votes)
Comments: 167 comments
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8.

GraceUnited States Jeff Buckley
Year of Release:1994Appears in:1,249 charts
Rank in 1994:1Rank Score:39,438
Rank in 1990s8Overall Rank:42
Average Rating:  84/100 (1,379 votes)
Comments: 135 comments
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9.

In UteroUnited States Nirvana
Year of Release:1993Appears in:1,199 charts
Rank in 1993:1Rank Score:35,781
Rank in 1990s9Overall Rank:53
Average Rating:  84/100 (1,844 votes)
Comments: 125 comments
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10.

Automatic For The PeopleUnited States R.E.M.
Year of Release:1992Appears in:1,242 charts
Rank in 1992:1Rank Score:35,209
Rank in 1990s10Overall Rank:55
Average Rating:  84/100 (1,505 votes)
Comments: 125 comments
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Best Albums of the 1990s composition

Year Albums %


1990 81 8%
1991 79 8%
1992 104 10%
1993 100 10%
1994 129 13%
1995 110 11%
1996 113 11%
1997 100 10%
1998 98 10%
1999 86 9%
Artist Albums %


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


United States 556 56%
United Kingdom 259 26%
Canada 36 4%
Australia 30 3%
Sweden 18 2%
Ireland 16 2%
Norway 16 2%
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