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.
19902,534137,905
19912,611279,990
19922,766178,121
19932,891199,293
19943,175308,793
19953,316230,014
19963,529200,531
Pinkerton (115th)by Weezer
19973,569285,220
19983,460208,946
19993,633196,026
Total31,4842,224,838

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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1995
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Magnolia 
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1999
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1991
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230
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230
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Total albums: 1,000. Page 100 of 100

Best Albums of the 1990s composition

Year Albums %


1990 86 9%
1991 81 8%
1992 103 10%
1993 100 10%
1994 124 12%
1995 115 12%
1996 112 11%
1997 101 10%
1998 95 10%
1999 83 8%
Artist Albums %


The Flaming Lips 6 1%
Blur 6 1%
Radiohead 5 1%
Manic Street Preachers 5 1%
Suede 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 29 3%
Australia 24 2%
Sweden 18 2%
Ireland 14 1%
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Compilation? Albums %
No 983 98%
Yes 17 2%
Live? Albums %
No 980 98%
Yes 20 2%
Soundtrack? Albums %
No 990 99%
Yes 10 1%
Best Artists of 2002
1. Wilco
2. Interpol
3. Coldplay
4. The Flaming Lips
5. Queens Of The Stone Age
6. Broken Social Scene
7. Beck
8. Sigur Rós
9. Red Hot Chili Peppers
10. Porcupine Tree
11. Boards Of Canada
12. The Libertines
13. Eminem
14. Johnny Cash
15. Damien Rice
16. The Streets
17. Bruce Springsteen
18. Audioslave
19. Norah Jones
20. The Mountain Goats
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