Best Albums of the 1990s

Listed below are the best albums of the 1990s as calculated from their overall rankings in over 39,000 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.
19902,144191,106
19912,177490,421
19922,293287,677
19932,356310,407
In Utero (53rd)by Nirvana
19942,555504,224
19952,580379,276
19962,756314,404
Pinkerton (100th)by Weezer
19972,757491,615
19982,778335,770
19992,974306,386
Total25,3703,611,285

The best artists of the 1990s were Radiohead, Nirvana, Neutral Milk Hotel, Oasis, The Smashing Pumpkins, Pearl Jam, My Bloody Valentine, Weezer, R.E.M. and Jeff Buckley.
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1997
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201,873
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1995
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86,118
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1995
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44,499
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1994
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30,039
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1994
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29,810
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1996
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21,740
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1990
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20,359
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1998
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18,874
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1993
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16,911
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Total albums: 255. Page 1 of 26

Best Albums of the 1990s composition

Year Albums %


1990 82 8%
1991 82 8%
1992 99 10%
1993 102 10%
1994 127 13%
1995 108 11%
1996 112 11%
1997 100 10%
1998 100 10%
1999 88 9%
Artist Albums %


The Flaming Lips 6 1%
Blur 6 1%
Nirvana 5 1%
Ween 5 1%
Pearl Jam 5 1%
Beck 5 1%
Manic Street Preachers 5 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 546 55%
United Kingdom 255 26%
Canada 36 4%
Australia 25 3%
Mixed Nationality 23 2%
Sweden 19 2%
Norway 14 1%
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