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.
19902,538137,598
19912,616278,962
19922,770177,865
19932,896199,189
19943,185307,896
19953,323229,813
19963,535199,828
Pinkerton (116th)by Weezer
19973,597284,407
19983,474208,528
19993,645195,771
Total31,5792,219,857

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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1994
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1997
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Magnolia 
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1999
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231
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1991
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231
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Total albums: 1,000. Page 100 of 100

Best Albums of the 1990s composition

Year Albums %


1990 86 9%
1991 80 8%
1992 103 10%
1993 101 10%
1994 124 12%
1995 115 12%
1996 113 11%
1997 101 10%
1998 95 10%
1999 82 8%
Artist Albums %


The Flaming Lips 6 1%
Blur 6 1%
Manic Street Preachers 5 1%
Radiohead 5 1%
Suede 5 1%
Sonic Youth 5 1%
Alice In Chains 5 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 541 54%
United Kingdom 260 26%
Canada 37 4%
Mixed Nationality 29 3%
Australia 24 2%
Sweden 18 2%
Ireland 13 1%
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Compilation? Albums %
No 982 98%
Yes 18 2%
Live? Albums %
No 981 98%
Yes 19 2%
Soundtrack? Albums %
No 990 99%
Yes 10 1%
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