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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 38,000 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.
19902,052185,390 Violator (131st)
by Depeche Mode
19912,078480,456 Nevermind (10th)
by Nirvana
19922,173280,259 Automatic For The People (58th)
by R.E.M.
19932,223302,817 In Utero (53rd)
by Nirvana
19942,383492,755 Grace (50th)
by Jeff Buckley
19952,458372,405 The Bends (18th)
by Radiohead
19962,651305,016 Pinkerton (102nd)
by Weezer
19972,674479,517 OK Computer (1st)
by Radiohead
19982,651327,010 In The Aeroplane Over The Sea (17th)
by Neutral Milk Hotel
19992,896297,413 Ágætis Byrjun (65th)
by Sigur Rós
Total24,2393,523,037

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:3,700 charts
Rank in 1997:1Rank Score:197,805
Rank in 1990s1Overall Rank:1
Average Rating: Top rated 92/100 (4,563 votes)
Comments: 733 comments
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2.

NevermindUnited States Nirvana
Year of Release:1991Appears in:2,629 charts
Rank in 1991:1Rank Score:104,818
Rank in 1990s2Overall Rank:10
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (3,606 votes)
Comments: 368 comments
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3.

In The Aeroplane Over The SeaUnited States Neutral Milk Hotel
Year of Release:1998Appears in:2,040 charts
Rank in 1998:1Rank Score:89,692
Rank in 1990s3Overall Rank:17
Average Rating: Top rated 88/100 (2,360 votes)
Comments: 378 comments
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4.

The BendsUnited Kingdom Radiohead
Year of Release:1995Appears in:2,282 charts
Rank in 1995:1Rank Score:85,894
Rank in 1990s4Overall Rank:18
Average Rating: Top rated 87/100 (3,221 votes)
Comments: 274 comments
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5.

LovelessIreland My Bloody Valentine
Year of Release:1991Appears in:1,752 charts
Rank in 1991:2Rank Score:64,652
Rank in 1990s5Overall Rank:25
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (1,957 votes)
Comments: 270 comments
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6.

TenUnited States Pearl Jam
Year of Release:1991Appears in:1,470 charts
Rank in 1991:3Rank Score:46,007
Rank in 1990s6Overall Rank:41
Average Rating:  82/100 (1,915 votes)
Comments: 146 comments
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7.

(What's The Story) Morning Glory?United Kingdom Oasis
Year of Release:1995Appears in:1,421 charts
Rank in 1995:2Rank Score:43,811
Rank in 1990s7Overall Rank:43
Average Rating:  81/100 (2,045 votes)
Comments: 192 comments
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8.

GraceUnited States Jeff Buckley
Year of Release:1994Appears in:1,385 charts
Rank in 1994:1Rank Score:41,817
Rank in 1990s8Overall Rank:49
Average Rating:  84/100 (1,586 votes)
Comments: 148 comments
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9.

In UteroUnited States Nirvana
Year of Release:1993Appears in:1,404 charts
Rank in 1993:1Rank Score:41,180
Rank in 1990s9Overall Rank:53
Average Rating:  84/100 (2,168 votes)
Comments: 144 comments
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10.

Automatic For The PeopleUnited States R.E.M.
Year of Release:1992Appears in:1,427 charts
Rank in 1992:1Rank Score:37,977
Rank in 1990s10Overall Rank:58
Average Rating:  84/100 (1,746 votes)
Comments: 142 comments
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Best Albums of the 1990s composition

Year Albums %


1990 83 8%
1991 86 9%
1992 99 10%
1993 102 10%
1994 127 13%
1995 109 11%
1996 108 11%
1997 101 10%
1998 100 10%
1999 85 9%
Artist Albums %


The Flaming Lips 6 1%
Blur 6 1%
Pavement 5 1%
Green Day 5 1%
Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds 5 1%
Aphex Twin 5 1%
Radiohead 5 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 550 55%
United Kingdom 258 26%
Canada 36 4%
Australia 25 3%
Mixed Nationality 23 2%
Sweden 18 2%
Norway 13 1%
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