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.
19902,404136,542
19912,450295,399
19922,626183,370
19932,715205,103
19942,973322,318
19953,103238,817
19963,289210,904
19973,224300,173
19983,169217,152
19993,409204,199
Total29,3622,313,977

The best artists of the 1990s were Radiohead, Nirvana, 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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1991
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237
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1990
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236
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236
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236
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236
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Total albums: 1,000. Page 99 of 100

Best Albums of the 1990s composition

Year Albums %


1990 83 8%
1991 83 8%
1992 101 10%
1993 100 10%
1994 128 13%
1995 108 11%
1996 116 12%
1997 101 10%
1998 97 10%
1999 83 8%
Artist Albums %


The Flaming Lips 6 1%
Blur 6 1%
Manic Street Preachers 5 1%
Autechre 5 1%
Pavement 5 1%
Tori Amos 5 1%
Radiohead 5 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 545 55%
United Kingdom 257 26%
Canada 38 4%
Australia 26 3%
Mixed Nationality 23 2%
Sweden 16 2%
Ireland 15 2%
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Compilation? Albums %
No 981 98%
Yes 19 2%
Live? Albums %
No 983 98%
Yes 17 2%
Soundtrack? Albums %
No 992 99%
Yes 8 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. Funeral by Arcade Fire
13. Pet Sounds by The Beach Boys
14. The Beatles (The White Album) by The Beatles
15. Nevermind by Nirvana
16. In The Aeroplane Over The Sea by Neutral Milk Hotel
17. Doolittle by Pixies
18. London Calling by The Clash
19. The Queen Is Dead by The Smiths
20. The Bends by Radiohead
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