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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.
19901,624160,699 Violator (130th)
by Depeche Mode
19911,646432,376 Nevermind (10th)
by Nirvana
19921,776251,161 Automatic For The People (55th)
by R.E.M.
19931,847265,964 In Utero (53rd)
by Nirvana
19942,048441,835 Grace (42nd)
by Jeff Buckley
19952,145338,704 The Bends (18th)
by Radiohead
19962,274273,754 Pinkerton (103rd)
by Weezer
19972,309431,723 OK Computer (1st)
by Radiohead
19982,271295,148 In The Aeroplane Over The Sea (17th)
by Neutral Milk Hotel
19992,502267,251 Ágætis Byrjun (62nd)
by Sigur Rós
Total20,4423,158,615

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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1.

OK ComputerUnited Kingdom Radiohead
Year of Release:1997Appears in:3,296 charts
Rank in 1997:1Rank Score:180,454
Rank in 1990s1Overall Rank:1
Average Rating: Top rated 92/100 (3,922 votes)
Comments: 645 comments
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2.

NevermindUnited States Nirvana
Year of Release:1991Appears in:2,333 charts
Rank in 1991:1Rank Score:96,673
Rank in 1990s2Overall Rank:10
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (3,142 votes)
Comments: 323 comments
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3.

In The Aeroplane Over The SeaUnited States Neutral Milk Hotel
Year of Release:1998Appears in:1,794 charts
Rank in 1998:1Rank Score:81,242
Rank in 1990s3Overall Rank:17
Average Rating: Top rated 88/100 (2,011 votes)
Comments: 340 comments
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4.

The BendsUnited Kingdom Radiohead
Year of Release:1995Appears in:2,046 charts
Rank in 1995:1Rank Score:81,092
Rank in 1990s4Overall Rank:18
Average Rating: Top rated 88/100 (2,779 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:56,041
Rank in 1990s5Overall Rank:26
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (1,639 votes)
Comments: 231 comments
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6.

TenUnited States Pearl Jam
Year of Release:1991Appears in:1,291 charts
Rank in 1991:3Rank Score:42,277
Rank in 1990s6Overall Rank:40
Average Rating:  82/100 (1,651 votes)
Comments: 128 comments
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7.

(What's The Story) Morning Glory?United Kingdom Oasis
Year of Release:1995Appears in:1,232 charts
Rank in 1995:2Rank Score:40,612
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:1,247 charts
Rank in 1994:1Rank Score:39,446
Rank in 1990s8Overall Rank:42
Average Rating:  84/100 (1,378 votes)
Comments: 135 comments
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9.

In UteroUnited States Nirvana
Year of Release:1993Appears in:1,198 charts
Rank in 1993:1Rank Score:35,749
Rank in 1990s9Overall Rank:53
Average Rating:  84/100 (1,841 votes)
Comments: 125 comments
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10.

Automatic For The PeopleUnited States R.E.M.
Year of Release:1992Appears in:1,237 charts
Rank in 1992:1Rank Score:35,142
Rank in 1990s10Overall Rank:55
Average Rating:  84/100 (1,503 votes)
Comments: 125 comments
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Best Albums of the 1990s composition

Year Albums %


1990 81 8%
1991 79 8%
1992 105 11%
1993 101 10%
1994 129 13%
1995 109 11%
1996 111 11%
1997 100 10%
1998 98 10%
1999 87 9%
Artist Albums %


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


United States 557 56%
United Kingdom 259 26%
Canada 36 4%
Australia 30 3%
Sweden 18 2%
Ireland 16 2%
Norway 15 2%
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