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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.
19901,515147,852 Violator (135th)
by Depeche Mode
19911,539406,114 Nevermind (8th)
by Nirvana
19921,651233,327 Automatic For The People (56th)
by R.E.M.
19931,735246,887 In Utero (51st)
by Nirvana
19941,891414,292 Grace (42nd)
by Jeff Buckley
19951,967318,440 The Bends (16th)
by Radiohead
19962,103256,344 Pinkerton (97th)
by Weezer
19972,170401,877 OK Computer (1st)
by Radiohead
19982,105275,782 In The Aeroplane Over The Sea (18th)
by Neutral Milk Hotel
19992,334250,802 Ágætis Byrjun (65th)
by Sigur Rós
Total19,0102,951,717

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:3,068 charts
Rank in 1997:1Rank Score:170,630
Rank in 1990s1Overall Rank:1
Average Rating: Top rated 92/100 (3,595 votes)
Comments: 601 comments
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2.

NevermindUnited States Nirvana
Year of Release:1991Appears in:2,182 charts
Rank in 1991:1Rank Score:92,857
Rank in 1990s2Overall Rank:8
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (2,916 votes)
Comments: 310 comments
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3.

The BendsUnited Kingdom Radiohead
Year of Release:1995Appears in:1,915 charts
Rank in 1995:1Rank Score:77,968
Rank in 1990s3Overall Rank:16
Average Rating: Top rated 88/100 (2,582 votes)
Comments: 231 comments
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4.

In The Aeroplane Over The SeaUnited States Neutral Milk Hotel
Year of Release:1998Appears in:1,658 charts
Rank in 1998:1Rank Score:76,294
Rank in 1990s4Overall Rank:18
Average Rating: Top rated 88/100 (1,840 votes)
Comments: 312 comments
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5.

LovelessIreland My Bloody Valentine
Year of Release:1991Appears in:1,379 charts
Rank in 1991:2Rank Score:53,051
Rank in 1990s5Overall Rank:26
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (1,512 votes)
Comments: 219 comments
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6.

TenUnited States Pearl Jam
Year of Release:1991Appears in:1,190 charts
Rank in 1991:3Rank Score:40,117
Rank in 1990s6Overall Rank:40
Average Rating:  82/100 (1,546 votes)
Comments: 120 comments
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7.

(What's The Story) Morning Glory?United Kingdom Oasis
Year of Release:1995Appears in:1,137 charts
Rank in 1995:2Rank Score:37,771
Rank in 1990s7Overall Rank:41
Average Rating:  81/100 (1,654 votes)
Comments: 161 comments
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8.

GraceUnited States Jeff Buckley
Year of Release:1994Appears in:1,137 charts
Rank in 1994:1Rank Score:36,715
Rank in 1990s8Overall Rank:42
Average Rating:  84/100 (1,278 votes)
Comments: 124 comments
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9.

In UteroUnited States Nirvana
Year of Release:1993Appears in:1,093 charts
Rank in 1993:1Rank Score:34,055
Rank in 1990s9Overall Rank:51
Average Rating:  84/100 (1,708 votes)
Comments: 124 comments
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10.

Automatic For The PeopleUnited States R.E.M.
Year of Release:1992Appears in:1,131 charts
Rank in 1992:1Rank Score:32,573
Rank in 1990s10Overall Rank:56
Average Rating:  84/100 (1,400 votes)
Comments: 121 comments
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Best Albums of the 1990s composition

Year Albums %


1990 85 9%
1991 78 8%
1992 97 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%
Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds 5 1%
Beck 5 1%
Manic Street Preachers 5 1%
Radiohead 5 1%
Aphex Twin 5 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 558 56%
United Kingdom 265 27%
Canada 33 3%
Australia 27 3%
Sweden 19 2%
Norway 15 2%
Mixed Nationality 13 1%
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