Top 100 Albums of the 1990s by Pitchfork (2003)

http://pitchfork.com/features/staff-lists/5923-top-100-albums-of-the-1990s/
(Official website: www.pitchfork.com)

There are 9 comments for this chart from BestEverAlbums.com members and Top 100 Albums of the 1990s has an average rating of 81 out of 100 (from 32 votes). Please log in or register to leave a comment or assign a rating.

View the complete list of 41,000 charts on BestEverAlbums.com from The Charts page.

Share this chart
Share | |
Collector's summaryLog in or register to discover the great albums that are missing from your music collection!
Sort by
Year of Release:
1997
Appears in:
Rank Score:
108,022
Rank in 1997:
Rank in 1990s:
Overall Rank:
Average Rating:
Comments:
Year of Release:
1991
Appears in:
Rank Score:
42,566
Rank in 1991:
Rank in 1990s:
Overall Rank:
Average Rating:
Comments:
Year of Release:
1999
Appears in:
Rank Score:
15,868
Rank in 1999:
Rank in 1990s:
Overall Rank:
Average Rating:
Comments:
Year of Release:
1998
Appears in:
Rank Score:
55,950
Rank in 1998:
Rank in 1990s:
Overall Rank:
Average Rating:
Comments:
Year of Release:
1992
Appears in:
Rank Score:
9,699
Rank in 1992:
Rank in 1990s:
Overall Rank:
Average Rating:
Comments:
Year of Release:
1991
Appears in:
Rank Score:
55,745
Rank in 1991:
Rank in 1990s:
Overall Rank:
Average Rating:
Comments:
Year of Release:
1996
Appears in:
Rank Score:
12,983
Rank in 1996:
Rank in 1990s:
Overall Rank:
Average Rating:
Comments:
Year of Release:
1994
Appears in:
Rank Score:
10,949
Rank in 1994:
Rank in 1990s:
Overall Rank:
Average Rating:
Comments:
Year of Release:
1999
Appears in:
Rank Score:
2,212
Rank in 1999:
Rank in 1990s:
Overall Rank:
Average Rating:
Comments:
Year of Release:
1994
Appears in:
Rank Score:
3,983
Rank in 1994:
Rank in 1990s:
Overall Rank:
Average Rating:
Comments:
Total albums: 100. Page 1 of 10

Don't agree with this chart? Create your own from the My Charts page!

Top 100 Albums of the 1990s composition

Year Albums %


1990 6 6%
1991 12 12%
1992 7 7%
1993 8 8%
1994 14 14%
1995 11 11%
1996 10 10%
1997 12 12%
1998 14 14%
1999 5 5%
Artist Albums %


Weezer 2 2%
The Jesus Lizard 2 2%
Pixies 2 2%
The Breeders 2 2%
Radiohead 2 2%
Stereolab 2 2%
Aphex Twin 2 2%
Show all
Country Albums %


United States 64 64%
United Kingdom 23 23%
Mixed Nationality 3 3%
Germany 2 2%
Iceland 2 2%
France 2 2%
Canada 2 2%
Show all
Compilation? Albums %
No 99 99%
Yes 1 1%

Top 100 Albums of the 1990s similarity to your chart(s)


Not a member? Registering is quick, easy and FREE!

Why register?
Yes Join a passionate community of over 40,000 music fans.
Yes Create & share your own charts.
Yes Have your say in the overall rankings.
Yes Post comments in the forums and vote on polls.
Yes Comment on or rate any album, artist, track or chart.
Yes Discover new music & improve your music collection.
Yes Customise the overall chart using a variety of different filters & metrics.
Yes Create a wishlist of albums.
Yes Help maintain the BEA database.
Yes Earn member points and gain access to increasing levels of functionality!
... And lots more!

Register now - it only takes a moment!

Top 100 Albums of the 1990s ratings

Average Rating: 
81/100 (from 32 votes)
  Ratings distributionRatings distribution Average Rating = (n ÷ (n + m)) × av + (m ÷ (n + m)) × AV
where:
av = trimmed mean average rating an item has currently received.
n = number of ratings an item has currently received.
m = minimum number of ratings required for an item to appear in a 'top-rated' chart (currently 10).
AV = the site mean average rating.

Showing latest 5 ratings for this chart. | Show all 32 ratings for this chart.

Sort ratings
RatingDate updatedMemberChart ratingsAvg. chart rating
 
70/100
 Report rating
01/18/2020 02:24 Timbo1564  Ratings distributionRatings distribution 3673/100
 
60/100
 Report rating
12/15/2019 07:11 Thad  Ratings distributionRatings distribution 16080/100
 
60/100
 Report rating
04/13/2019 20:54 theblueboy  Ratings distributionRatings distribution 6593/100
 
85/100
 Report rating
04/10/2018 06:01 silask  Ratings distributionRatings distribution 367/100
 
70/100
 Report rating
02/16/2018 05:46 adnielsen  Ratings distributionRatings distribution 1372/100

Rating metrics: Outliers can be removed when calculating a mean average to dampen the effects of ratings outside the normal distribution. This figure is provided as the trimmed mean. A high standard deviation can be legitimate, but can sometimes indicate 'gaming' is occurring. Consider a simplified example* of an item receiving ratings of 100, 50, & 0. The mean average rating would be 50. However, ratings of 55, 50 & 45 could also result in the same average. The second average might be more trusted because there is more consensus around a particular rating (a lower deviation).
(*In practice, some charts can have several thousand ratings)

This chart has a mean average rating of 78.0/100. The trimmed mean (excluding outliers) is 79.8/100. The standard deviation for this chart is 18.9.

Please log in or register if you want to be able to leave a rating

Top 100 Albums of the 1990s favourites

Showing all 5 members who have added this chart as a favourite

Top 100 Albums of the 1990s comments

Showing all 10 comments |
Most Helpful First | Newest First | Maximum Rated First | Longest Comments First
(Only showing comments with -2 votes or higher. You can alter this threshold from your profile page. Manage Profile)

Rating:  
60/100
From 04/13/2019 21:00
I like the albums selected and the ordering is ok but for me it's a disappointing chart for a major publication like Pitchfork. It just doesn't reflect the diversity of albums in the 90s and I'd prefer to see more popular and influential releases included (Green Day, Chemical Bros, Lauryn Hill, Pearl Jam, Nine inch Nails and Oasis are all missing even a single album).

Much as I like lo-fi, post-rock, alt country and art rock, there is just too much of it here to really reflect the 90s as a whole well.
Helpful?  (Log in to vote) | 0 votes (0 helpful | 0 unhelpful)
From 06/18/2018 20:01
Obviously I don't agree with every single choice they make, but I think it's a respectable chart overall.
Helpful?  (Log in to vote) | 0 votes (0 helpful | 0 unhelpful)
Rating:  
90/100
From 04/11/2017 23:50
Como siempre sobrevalorando el Ok Computer
Por lo demas esta increible
Como dice otro comentario, P4k >>>>>>>>>>>>Rolling Stone
Helpful?  (Log in to vote) | -1 votes (0 helpful | 1 unhelpful)
Rating:  
50/100
From 08/01/2016 17:37
Metal exists.
Helpful?  (Log in to vote) | -2 votes (1 helpful | 3 unhelpful)
Rating:  
85/100
From 07/17/2016 03:22
Some pretty good obvious choices but too many holes. Nothing by Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds here! Their entire 90's output would be virtually good enough to be on this chart.
Helpful?  (Log in to vote) | -1 votes (0 helpful | 1 unhelpful)
Rating:  
15/100
From 11/29/2015 00:30
Dont agree with top 10, except DJ Shadow
Helpful?  (Log in to vote) | -1 votes (1 helpful | 2 unhelpful)
Rating:  
65/100
From 08/17/2015 15:34
No really Pitchfork, you're right. Goat is so much better than Pinkerton.
Helpful?  (Log in to vote) | 0 votes (1 helpful | 1 unhelpful)
Rating:  
100/100
From 02/07/2015 15:02
Very good!

13 albums in common:
OK Computer by Radiohead (40 points)
The Bends by Radiohead (37 points)
Nevermind by Nirvana (33 points)
Post by Björk (33 points)
In The Aeroplane Over The Sea by Neutral Milk Hotel (32 points)
Siamese Dream by The Smashing Pumpkins (25 points)
Grace by Jeff Buckley (25 points)
Mezzanine by Massive Attack (20 points)
Blue Lines by Massive Attack (20 points)
Automatic For The People by R.E.M. (18 points)
Different Class by Pulp (16 points)
Dummy by Portishead (14 points)
Moon Safari by Air (13 points)
11 artists in common:
Nirvana
Radiohead
Björk
R.E.M.
Massive Attack
Pulp
Jeff Buckley
Air
The Smashing Pumpkins
Portishead
Neutral Milk Hotel
Helpful?  (Log in to vote) | +2 votes (2 helpful | 0 unhelpful)
Rating:  
80/100
From 10/21/2014 15:23
Screamadelica n Massive Attack albums way below lesser albums. Not bad overall.
Helpful?  (Log in to vote) | 0 votes (1 helpful | 1 unhelpful)
From 07/24/2014 23:16
Espectacular lista.
Lástima Mezzanine tan abajo.
El resto impresionante.
Muy buen trabajo Pitchfork
Pitchfork >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Rolling Stone
Helpful?  (Log in to vote) | -1 votes (0 helpful | 1 unhelpful)

Please log in or register if you want to be able to add a comment

Your feedback for Top 100 Albums of the 1990s

Anonymous
Let us know what you think of this chart by adding a comment or assigning a rating below!
Login or register to assign a rating or leave a comment for this chart.
Recognised  Year Charts (2019)
1. 50 Best Albums of 2019 by Rolling Stone (2019)
2. Best albums of 2019 by Fopp (2019)
3. The 50 Best Albums of 2019 by Billboard (2019)
4. Top 10 Albums of the Year 2019 by Bleep (2019)
5. The Best Albums of 2019 by Thrillist (2019)
6. Top 50 Albums of 2019 by The Needle Drop (2019)
7. The Loud And Quiet best 40 albums of 2019 by Loud And Quiet (2019)
8. Best Albums of 2019 by Northern Transmissions (2019)
9. The Best Albums of 2019 by The Ringer (2019)
10. Top 20 Albums of 2019 by Spectrum Culture (2019)
11. Albums Of The Year 2019 by Rough Trade (2019)
12. The 50 Best Albums of 2019 by Dummy (2019)
13. Les Inrocks Albums of the Year 2019 by Les Inrocks (2019)
14. Our 50 favourite albums of 2019 by The Vinyl Factory (2019)
15. NME Albums Of The Year 2019 by New Music Express (2019)
16. The Best Albums of 2019 by FLOOD Magazine (2019)
17. The Best Albums of 2019 by The Line Of Best Fit (2019)
18. Gorilla vs. Bear's Albums of 2019 by Gorilla vs. Bear (2019)
19. OOR's Eindlijst 2019 [OOR Top 20 Albums of 2019] by OOR (2019)
20. The 20 best albums of 2019 by Dazed (2019)
Back to Top