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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.
19901,569151,094 Violator (132nd)
by Depeche Mode
19911,589416,530 Nevermind (7th)
by Nirvana
19921,699239,156 Automatic For The People (56th)
by R.E.M.
19931,781253,433 In Utero (52nd)
by Nirvana
19941,945423,920 Grace (42nd)
by Jeff Buckley
19952,036324,541 The Bends (17th)
by Radiohead
19962,174261,917 Pinkerton (99th)
by Weezer
19972,223411,546 OK Computer (1st)
by Radiohead
19982,185282,012 In The Aeroplane Over The Sea (18th)
by Neutral Milk Hotel
19992,410254,669 Ágætis Byrjun (64th)
by Sigur Rós
Total19,6113,018,816

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:3,148 charts
Rank in 1997:1Rank Score:173,929
Rank in 1990s1Overall Rank:1
Average Rating: Top rated 92/100 (3,725 votes)
Comments: 618 comments
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2.

NevermindUnited States Nirvana
Year of Release:1991Appears in:2,242 charts
Rank in 1991:1Rank Score:95,012
Rank in 1990s2Overall Rank:7
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (3,011 votes)
Comments: 320 comments
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3.

The BendsUnited Kingdom Radiohead
Year of Release:1995Appears in:1,963 charts
Rank in 1995:1Rank Score:78,839
Rank in 1990s3Overall Rank:17
Average Rating: Top rated 88/100 (2,664 votes)
Comments: 240 comments
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4.

In The Aeroplane Over The SeaUnited States Neutral Milk Hotel
Year of Release:1998Appears in:1,711 charts
Rank in 1998:1Rank Score:78,208
Rank in 1990s4Overall Rank:18
Average Rating: Top rated 88/100 (1,905 votes)
Comments: 326 comments
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5.

LovelessIreland My Bloody Valentine
Year of Release:1991Appears in:1,416 charts
Rank in 1991:2Rank Score:53,988
Rank in 1990s5Overall Rank:26
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (1,564 votes)
Comments: 223 comments
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6.

TenUnited States Pearl Jam
Year of Release:1991Appears in:1,234 charts
Rank in 1991:3Rank Score:41,209
Rank in 1990s6Overall Rank:40
Average Rating:  82/100 (1,587 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:38,962
Rank in 1990s7Overall Rank:41
Average Rating:  81/100 (1,703 votes)
Comments: 164 comments
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8.

GraceUnited States Jeff Buckley
Year of Release:1994Appears in:1,171 charts
Rank in 1994:1Rank Score:37,496
Rank in 1990s8Overall Rank:42
Average Rating:  84/100 (1,310 votes)
Comments: 132 comments
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9.

In UteroUnited States Nirvana
Year of Release:1993Appears in:1,133 charts
Rank in 1993:1Rank Score:34,790
Rank in 1990s9Overall Rank:52
Average Rating:  84/100 (1,763 votes)
Comments: 125 comments
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10.

Automatic For The PeopleUnited States R.E.M.
Year of Release:1992Appears in:1,158 charts
Rank in 1992:1Rank Score:33,177
Rank in 1990s10Overall Rank:56
Average Rating:  84/100 (1,437 votes)
Comments: 122 comments
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Best Albums of the 1990s composition

Year Albums %


1990 82 8%
1991 78 8%
1992 102 10%
1993 101 10%
1994 131 13%
1995 110 11%
1996 115 12%
1997 99 10%
1998 98 10%
1999 84 8%
Artist Albums %


Blur 6 1%
The Flaming Lips 6 1%
Aphex Twin 5 1%
Radiohead 5 1%
Nirvana 5 1%
Tori Amos 5 1%
Pearl Jam 5 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 561 56%
United Kingdom 265 27%
Canada 31 3%
Australia 28 3%
Sweden 18 2%
Norway 15 2%
Mixed Nationality 13 1%
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