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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.
19902,011183,350 Violator (132nd)
by Depeche Mode
19912,023476,389 Nevermind (10th)
by Nirvana
19922,095276,758 Automatic For The People (58th)
by R.E.M.
19932,141298,344 In Utero (52nd)
by Nirvana
19942,326486,477 Grace (49th)
by Jeff Buckley
19952,395368,955 The Bends (18th)
by Radiohead
19962,577301,751 Pinkerton (100th)
by Weezer
19972,610472,851 OK Computer (1st)
by Radiohead
19982,590323,355 In The Aeroplane Over The Sea (17th)
by Neutral Milk Hotel
19992,835294,996 Ágætis Byrjun (66th)
by Sigur Rós
Total23,6033,483,225

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:3,657 charts
Rank in 1997:1Rank Score:195,235
Rank in 1990s1Overall Rank:1
Average Rating: Top rated 92/100 (4,471 votes)
Comments: 721 comments
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2.

NevermindUnited States Nirvana
Year of Release:1991Appears in:2,613 charts
Rank in 1991:1Rank Score:104,255
Rank in 1990s2Overall Rank:10
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (3,533 votes)
Comments: 366 comments
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3.

In The Aeroplane Over The SeaUnited States Neutral Milk Hotel
Year of Release:1998Appears in:2,024 charts
Rank in 1998:1Rank Score:89,108
Rank in 1990s3Overall Rank:17
Average Rating: Top rated 88/100 (2,312 votes)
Comments: 371 comments
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4.

The BendsUnited Kingdom Radiohead
Year of Release:1995Appears in:2,265 charts
Rank in 1995:1Rank Score:85,855
Rank in 1990s4Overall Rank:18
Average Rating: Top rated 88/100 (3,163 votes)
Comments: 270 comments
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5.

LovelessIreland My Bloody Valentine
Year of Release:1991Appears in:1,728 charts
Rank in 1991:2Rank Score:63,897
Rank in 1990s5Overall Rank:25
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (1,919 votes)
Comments: 260 comments
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6.

TenUnited States Pearl Jam
Year of Release:1991Appears in:1,453 charts
Rank in 1991:3Rank Score:45,723
Rank in 1990s6Overall Rank:41
Average Rating:  82/100 (1,886 votes)
Comments: 143 comments
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7.

(What's The Story) Morning Glory?United Kingdom Oasis
Year of Release:1995Appears in:1,406 charts
Rank in 1995:2Rank Score:43,663
Rank in 1990s7Overall Rank:43
Average Rating:  81/100 (2,012 votes)
Comments: 191 comments
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8.

GraceUnited States Jeff Buckley
Year of Release:1994Appears in:1,357 charts
Rank in 1994:1Rank Score:41,455
Rank in 1990s8Overall Rank:49
Average Rating:  84/100 (1,542 votes)
Comments: 142 comments
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9.

In UteroUnited States Nirvana
Year of Release:1993Appears in:1,390 charts
Rank in 1993:1Rank Score:40,427
Rank in 1990s9Overall Rank:53
Average Rating:  84/100 (2,116 votes)
Comments: 140 comments
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10.

Automatic For The PeopleUnited States R.E.M.
Year of Release:1992Appears in:1,418 charts
Rank in 1992:1Rank Score:37,884
Rank in 1990s10Overall Rank:58
Average Rating:  84/100 (1,712 votes)
Comments: 139 comments
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Best Albums of the 1990s composition

Year Albums %


1990 85 9%
1991 84 8%
1992 101 10%
1993 99 10%
1994 125 13%
1995 109 11%
1996 111 11%
1997 101 10%
1998 99 10%
1999 86 9%
Artist Albums %


Blur 6 1%
The Flaming Lips 6 1%
Manic Street Preachers 5 1%
Tori Amos 5 1%
Pearl Jam 5 1%
Alice In Chains 5 1%
R.E.M. 5 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 551 55%
United Kingdom 259 26%
Canada 35 4%
Australia 27 3%
Mixed Nationality 20 2%
Sweden 19 2%
Norway 14 1%
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