Best Albums of the 1990s

Listed below are the best albums of the 1990s as calculated from their overall rankings in over 45,000 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.
19902,485137,972
19912,556285,151
19922,712180,545
19932,841201,837
19943,092313,960
19953,222233,150
19963,394204,737
Pinkerton (110th)by Weezer
19973,410290,159
19983,377211,828
19993,542198,638
Total30,6312,257,977

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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1991
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Total albums: 1,000. Page 100 of 100

Best Albums of the 1990s composition

Year Albums %


1990 84 8%
1991 77 8%
1992 101 10%
1993 102 10%
1994 127 13%
1995 117 12%
1996 116 12%
1997 99 10%
1998 95 10%
1999 82 8%
Artist Albums %


The Flaming Lips 6 1%
Blur 6 1%
Pearl Jam 5 1%
Alice In Chains 5 1%
The Smashing Pumpkins 5 1%
Aphex Twin 5 1%
Ween 5 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 542 54%
United Kingdom 257 26%
Canada 37 4%
Mixed Nationality 27 3%
Australia 25 3%
Sweden 17 2%
Ireland 14 1%
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Compilation? Albums %
No 984 98%
Yes 16 2%
Live? Albums %
No 980 98%
Yes 20 2%
Soundtrack? Albums %
No 992 99%
Yes 8 1%
Best Artists of 2004
1. Arcade Fire
2. Madvillain
3. Green Day
4. Kanye West
5. The Killers (US)
6. Modest Mouse
7. Franz Ferdinand
8. Interpol
9. Daniel Dumile
10. MF DOOM
11. Keane
12. Joanna Newsom
13. Sufjan Stevens
14. Brian Wilson
15. Wilco
16. Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds
17. Animal Collective
18. Iron & Wine
19. The Libertines
20. Elliott Smith
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