Best Albums of the 1990s

Listed below are the best albums of the 1990s as calculated from their overall rankings in over 44,000 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.
19902,430137,139
19912,496291,118
19922,649182,904
19932,768203,378
19943,019319,902
19953,157236,241
19963,330210,131
19973,323296,222
19983,230215,071
19993,461203,125
Total29,8632,295,230

The best artists of the 1990s were Radiohead, Nirvana, Neutral Milk Hotel, The Smashing Pumpkins, My Bloody Valentine, Oasis, Weezer, Pearl Jam, R.E.M. and Richard David James.
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1997
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Total albums: 1,000. Page 100 of 100

Best Albums of the 1990s composition

Year Albums %


1990 84 8%
1991 78 8%
1992 103 10%
1993 101 10%
1994 128 13%
1995 111 11%
1996 115 12%
1997 102 10%
1998 95 10%
1999 83 8%
Artist Albums %


The Flaming Lips 6 1%
Blur 6 1%
Suede 5 1%
Sonic Youth 5 1%
Radiohead 5 1%
Green Day 5 1%
Pearl Jam 5 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 544 54%
United Kingdom 258 26%
Canada 37 4%
Australia 26 3%
Mixed Nationality 22 2%
Sweden 16 2%
Ireland 15 2%
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Compilation? Albums %
No 980 98%
Yes 20 2%
Live? Albums %
No 981 98%
Yes 19 2%
Soundtrack? Albums %
No 992 99%
Yes 8 1%
Best Albums of 1989
1. Doolittle by Pixies
2. The Stone Roses by The Stone Roses
3. Disintegration by The Cure
4. Paul's Boutique by Beastie Boys
5. On Fire by Galaxie 500
6. Bleach by Nirvana
7. Pretty Hate Machine by Nine Inch Nails
8. 3 Feet High And Rising by De La Soul
9. Full Moon Fever by Tom Petty
10. New York by Lou Reed
11. Technique by New Order
12. Like A Prayer by Madonna
13. The Real Thing by Faith No More
14. 13 Songs by Fugazi
15. Hats by The Blue Nile
16. The Sensual World by Kate Bush
17. Floating Into The Night by Julee Cruise
18. Pump by Aerosmith
19. The Seeds Of Love by Tears For Fears
20. Oh Mercy by Bob Dylan
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