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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.
19901,512147,543 Violator (136th)
by Depeche Mode
19911,535406,036 Nevermind (8th)
by Nirvana
19921,651232,986 Automatic For The People (55th)
by R.E.M.
19931,732246,769 In Utero (51st)
by Nirvana
19941,887413,506 Grace (42nd)
by Jeff Buckley
19951,961317,873 The Bends (16th)
by Radiohead
19962,095255,259 Pinkerton (98th)
by Weezer
19972,168401,219 OK Computer (1st)
by Radiohead
19982,102275,643 In The Aeroplane Over The Sea (18th)
by Neutral Milk Hotel
19992,331250,261 Ágætis Byrjun (64th)
by Sigur Rós
Total18,9742,947,096

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:3,066 charts
Rank in 1997:1Rank Score:170,413
Rank in 1990s1Overall Rank:1
Average Rating: Top rated 92/100 (3,579 votes)
Comments: 601 comments
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2.

NevermindUnited States Nirvana
Year of Release:1991Appears in:2,180 charts
Rank in 1991:1Rank Score:92,833
Rank in 1990s2Overall Rank:8
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (2,907 votes)
Comments: 309 comments
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3.

The BendsUnited Kingdom Radiohead
Year of Release:1995Appears in:1,915 charts
Rank in 1995:1Rank Score:77,997
Rank in 1990s3Overall Rank:16
Average Rating: Top rated 88/100 (2,572 votes)
Comments: 230 comments
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4.

In The Aeroplane Over The SeaUnited States Neutral Milk Hotel
Year of Release:1998Appears in:1,661 charts
Rank in 1998:1Rank Score:76,344
Rank in 1990s4Overall Rank:18
Average Rating: Top rated 88/100 (1,829 votes)
Comments: 311 comments
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5.

LovelessIreland My Bloody Valentine
Year of Release:1991Appears in:1,374 charts
Rank in 1991:2Rank Score:52,837
Rank in 1990s5Overall Rank:26
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (1,505 votes)
Comments: 218 comments
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6.

TenUnited States Pearl Jam
Year of Release:1991Appears in:1,191 charts
Rank in 1991:3Rank Score:40,266
Rank in 1990s6Overall Rank:40
Average Rating:  82/100 (1,537 votes)
Comments: 120 comments
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7.

(What's The Story) Morning Glory?United Kingdom Oasis
Year of Release:1995Appears in:1,133 charts
Rank in 1995:2Rank Score:37,695
Rank in 1990s7Overall Rank:41
Average Rating:  81/100 (1,648 votes)
Comments: 160 comments
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8.

GraceUnited States Jeff Buckley
Year of Release:1994Appears in:1,135 charts
Rank in 1994:1Rank Score:36,640
Rank in 1990s8Overall Rank:42
Average Rating:  84/100 (1,272 votes)
Comments: 124 comments
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9.

In UteroUnited States Nirvana
Year of Release:1993Appears in:1,096 charts
Rank in 1993:1Rank Score:34,320
Rank in 1990s9Overall Rank:51
Average Rating:  84/100 (1,702 votes)
Comments: 124 comments
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10.

Automatic For The PeopleUnited States R.E.M.
Year of Release:1992Appears in:1,130 charts
Rank in 1992:1Rank Score:32,506
Rank in 1990s10Overall Rank:55
Average Rating:  84/100 (1,395 votes)
Comments: 120 comments
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Best Albums of the 1990s composition

Year Albums %


1990 85 9%
1991 79 8%
1992 96 10%
1993 101 10%
1994 130 13%
1995 112 11%
1996 115 12%
1997 100 10%
1998 97 10%
1999 85 9%
Artist Albums %


Blur 6 1%
The Flaming Lips 6 1%
Nirvana 5 1%
Tori Amos 5 1%
Alice In Chains 5 1%
Pearl Jam 5 1%
Pavement 5 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 558 56%
United Kingdom 265 27%
Canada 32 3%
Australia 28 3%
Sweden 19 2%
Norway 15 2%
Mixed Nationality 13 1%
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