Best Albums of the 1990s

Listed below are the best albums of the 1990s as calculated from their overall rankings in over 46,000 greatest album charts.

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1990s decade summary
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.
19902,533137,943
19912,605279,953
19922,764178,306
19932,891199,348
19943,173309,177
19953,315230,389
19963,524200,911
Pinkerton (115th)by Weezer
19973,567285,575
19983,454209,086
19993,621196,224
Total31,4472,226,912

The best artists of the 1990s were Radiohead, Nirvana (US), Neutral Milk Hotel, The Smashing Pumpkins, My Bloody Valentine, Oasis, Pearl Jam, Weezer, R.E.M. and Richard David James.
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1993
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21,202
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1999
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20,623
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1994
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20,307
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1994
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19,239
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1994
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18,294
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1995
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18,071
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1991
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16,167
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1997
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15,390
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1993
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14,563
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1999
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14,352
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Total albums: 1,000. Page 2 of 100

Best Albums of the 1990s composition

Year Albums %


1990 86 9%
1991 78 8%
1992 103 10%
1993 100 10%
1994 125 13%
1995 116 12%
1996 112 11%
1997 101 10%
1998 96 10%
1999 83 8%
Artist Albums %


The Flaming Lips 6 1%
Blur 6 1%
R.E.M. 5 1%
Aphex Twin 5 1%
The Smashing Pumpkins 5 1%
Suede 5 1%
Sonic Youth 5 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 537 54%
United Kingdom 260 26%
Canada 38 4%
Mixed Nationality 28 3%
Australia 24 2%
Sweden 18 2%
Japan 13 1%
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Compilation? Albums %
No 983 98%
Yes 17 2%
Live? Albums %
No 981 98%
Yes 19 2%
Soundtrack? Albums %
No 990 99%
Yes 10 1%
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