Best Albums of the 1990s

Listed below are the best albums of the 1990s as calculated from their overall rankings in over 42,000 greatest album charts.

Best albums by year or decade
Decade:
Year:
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.
19902,234135,079
19912,277301,715
19922,416185,187
19932,528204,987
19942,763325,559
19952,802240,988
19962,920210,325
19972,906306,140
19982,949217,716
19993,172206,069
Total26,9672,333,765

The best artists of the 1990s were Radiohead, Nirvana, Neutral Milk Hotel, The Smashing Pumpkins, Oasis, My Bloody Valentine, Pearl Jam, Weezer, R.E.M. and Richard David James.
View chart at point in time
 Show this chart as it was on the following date
Share this chart
Share | |
Collector's summary (filtered)Log in or register to discover the great albums that are missing from your music collection!

This chart is currently filtered to only show albums from Stereolab. (Remove this filter)

Sort by
Year of Release:
1996
Appears in:
Rank Score:
1,965
Rank in 1996:
Rank in 1990s:
Overall Rank:
Average Rating:
Comments:
Year of Release:
1997
Appears in:
Rank Score:
1,394
Rank in 1997:
Rank in 1990s:
Overall Rank:
Average Rating:
Comments:
Year of Release:
1993
Appears in:
Rank Score:
969
Rank in 1993:
Rank in 1990s:
Overall Rank:
Average Rating:
Comments:
Year of Release:
1994
Appears in:
Rank Score:
444
Rank in 1994:
Rank in 1990s:
Overall Rank:
Average Rating:
Comments:
Year of Release:
1999
Appears in:
Rank Score:
246
Rank in 1999:
Rank in 1990s:
Overall Rank:
Average Rating:
Comments:
Total albums: 5. Page 1 of 1

Best Albums of the 1990s composition

Year Albums %


1990 81 8%
1991 81 8%
1992 102 10%
1993 101 10%
1994 127 13%
1995 110 11%
1996 115 12%
1997 100 10%
1998 96 10%
1999 87 9%
Artist Albums %


The Flaming Lips 6 1%
Blur 6 1%
Aphex Twin 5 1%
Stereolab 5 1%
Pavement 5 1%
Manic Street Preachers 5 1%
Tori Amos 5 1%
Show all
Country Albums %


United States 544 54%
United Kingdom 252 25%
Canada 40 4%
Australia 28 3%
Mixed Nationality 21 2%
Ireland 17 2%
Sweden 15 2%
Show all
Compilation? Albums %
No 982 98%
Yes 18 2%
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. BrooklynVegan's Top 50 Albums of 2019 by BrooklynVegan (2019)
6. Uncut's Top 75 albums of 2019 by Uncut (2019)
7. Albums Of The Year 2019 by Louder Than War (2019)
8. The Top 50 Albums of 2019 by Crack Magazine (2019)
9. The Wire's Top 50 Releases 2019 by The Wire (2019)
10. Top 99 Music Albums of 2019 by The Quietus (2019)
11. The 50 best albums of 2019 by Independent (2019)
12. Top 50 Albums of 2019 by Vive Le Rock! (2019)
13. Top 100 Albums of 2019 by Piccadilly Records (2019)
14. Kerrang!'s Albums Of 2019 by Kerrang! (2019)
15. The Best Albums of 2019 by Thrillist (2019)
16. Top 50 Albums of 2019 by The Needle Drop (2019)
17. The Loud And Quiet best 40 albums of 2019 by Loud And Quiet (2019)
18. Best Albums of 2019 by Northern Transmissions (2019)
19. The Best Albums of 2019 by The Ringer (2019)
20. Top 20 Albums of 2019 by Spectrum Culture (2019)
Back to Top