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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 28,000 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.
19901,561151,102 Violator (132nd)
by Depeche Mode
19911,584416,139 Nevermind (7th)
by Nirvana
19921,698239,191 Automatic For The People (56th)
by R.E.M.
19931,781253,200 In Utero (52nd)
by Nirvana
19941,944423,222 Grace (42nd)
by Jeff Buckley
19952,035324,453 The Bends (17th)
by Radiohead
19962,173261,674 Pinkerton (99th)
by Weezer
19972,221411,505 OK Computer (1st)
by Radiohead
19982,172281,761 In The Aeroplane Over The Sea (18th)
by Neutral Milk Hotel
19992,396254,459 Ágætis Byrjun (64th)
by Sigur Rós
Total19,5653,016,705

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:3,144 charts
Rank in 1997:1Rank Score:173,662
Rank in 1990s1Overall Rank:1
Average Rating: Top rated 92/100 (3,721 votes)
Comments: 618 comments
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2.

NevermindUnited States Nirvana
Year of Release:1991Appears in:2,241 charts
Rank in 1991:1Rank Score:94,962
Rank in 1990s2Overall Rank:7
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (3,004 votes)
Comments: 318 comments
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3.

The BendsUnited Kingdom Radiohead
Year of Release:1995Appears in:1,963 charts
Rank in 1995:1Rank Score:78,801
Rank in 1990s3Overall Rank:17
Average Rating: Top rated 88/100 (2,661 votes)
Comments: 240 comments
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4.

In The Aeroplane Over The SeaUnited States Neutral Milk Hotel
Year of Release:1998Appears in:1,705 charts
Rank in 1998:1Rank Score:78,009
Rank in 1990s4Overall Rank:18
Average Rating: Top rated 88/100 (1,899 votes)
Comments: 325 comments
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5.

LovelessIreland My Bloody Valentine
Year of Release:1991Appears in:1,412 charts
Rank in 1991:2Rank Score:53,948
Rank in 1990s5Overall Rank:26
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (1,561 votes)
Comments: 223 comments
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6.

TenUnited States Pearl Jam
Year of Release:1991Appears in:1,232 charts
Rank in 1991:3Rank Score:41,113
Rank in 1990s6Overall Rank:40
Average Rating:  82/100 (1,586 votes)
Comments: 126 comments
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7.

(What's The Story) Morning Glory?United Kingdom Oasis
Year of Release:1995Appears in:1,172 charts
Rank in 1995:2Rank Score:38,910
Rank in 1990s7Overall Rank:41
Average Rating:  81/100 (1,701 votes)
Comments: 164 comments
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8.

GraceUnited States Jeff Buckley
Year of Release:1994Appears in:1,170 charts
Rank in 1994:1Rank Score:37,507
Rank in 1990s8Overall Rank:42
Average Rating:  84/100 (1,309 votes)
Comments: 132 comments
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9.

In UteroUnited States Nirvana
Year of Release:1993Appears in:1,131 charts
Rank in 1993:1Rank Score:34,752
Rank in 1990s9Overall Rank:52
Average Rating:  84/100 (1,761 votes)
Comments: 125 comments
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10.

Automatic For The PeopleUnited States R.E.M.
Year of Release:1992Appears in:1,157 charts
Rank in 1992:1Rank Score:33,153
Rank in 1990s10Overall Rank:56
Average Rating:  84/100 (1,436 votes)
Comments: 122 comments
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Best Albums of the 1990s composition

Year Albums %


1990 82 8%
1991 78 8%
1992 101 10%
1993 101 10%
1994 131 13%
1995 111 11%
1996 115 12%
1997 99 10%
1998 98 10%
1999 84 8%
Artist Albums %


Blur 6 1%
The Flaming Lips 6 1%
Sonic Youth 5 1%
Beck 5 1%
Aphex Twin 5 1%
Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds 5 1%
Manic Street Preachers 5 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 560 56%
United Kingdom 265 27%
Canada 32 3%
Australia 28 3%
Sweden 18 2%
Norway 15 2%
Mixed Nationality 13 1%
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