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.
19902,533137,906
19912,605280,154
19922,764178,358
19932,891199,548
19943,172309,264
19953,315230,579
19963,521200,787
Pinkerton (115th)by Weezer
19973,563285,699
19983,453209,057
19993,620196,142
Total31,4372,227,492

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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1996
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14,032
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1996
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13,973
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1991
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13,814
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1990
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13,664
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1994
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13,583
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1992
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13,188
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1993
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13,167
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1997
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12,934
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1996
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11,893
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1994
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11,652
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Total albums: 1,000. Page 3 of 100

Best Albums of the 1990s composition

Year Albums %


1990 86 9%
1991 78 8%
1992 103 10%
1993 101 10%
1994 124 12%
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%
Suede 5 1%
Radiohead 5 1%
Sonic Youth 5 1%
Green Day 5 1%
Pearl Jam 5 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 538 54%
United Kingdom 260 26%
Canada 38 4%
Mixed Nationality 28 3%
Australia 24 2%
Sweden 18 2%
Ireland 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%
Best Ever Albums
1. OK Computer by Radiohead
2. The Dark Side Of The Moon by Pink Floyd
3. Abbey Road by The Beatles
4. Revolver by The Beatles
5. Kid A by Radiohead
6. Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band by The Beatles
7. In Rainbows by Radiohead
8. Wish You Were Here by Pink Floyd
9. The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From Mars by David Bowie
10. The Velvet Underground & Nico by The Velvet Underground & Nico
11. Untitled (Led Zeppelin IV) by Led Zeppelin
12. Pet Sounds by The Beach Boys
13. Funeral by Arcade Fire
14. The Beatles (The White Album) by The Beatles
15. Nevermind by Nirvana (US)
16. In The Aeroplane Over The Sea by Neutral Milk Hotel
17. Doolittle by Pixies
18. The Queen Is Dead by The Smiths
19. London Calling by The Clash
20. To Pimp A Butterfly by Kendrick Lamar
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