Best Albums of the 1990s

Listed below are the greatest 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.
19902,123189,875
19912,169487,582
19922,270285,521
19932,343308,040
In Utero (53rd)by Nirvana
19942,532500,583
19952,551376,443
19962,725311,941
Pinkerton (101st)by Weezer
19972,745487,687
19982,758332,947
19992,963303,844
Total25,1793,584,464

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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3,514
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1996
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3,506
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3,505
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1998
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3,489
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1994
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3,434
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1996
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3,417
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1992
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3,415
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1992
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3,400
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1993
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3,388
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1997
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3,360
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Total albums: 1,000. Page 16 of 100

Best Albums of the 1990s composition

Year Albums %


1990 83 8%
1991 81 8%
1992 99 10%
1993 103 10%
1994 127 13%
1995 108 11%
1996 111 11%
1997 100 10%
1998 100 10%
1999 88 9%
Artist Albums %


The Flaming Lips 6 1%
Blur 6 1%
R.E.M. 5 1%
The Smashing Pumpkins 5 1%
Suede 5 1%
Sonic Youth 5 1%
Pavement 5 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 544 54%
United Kingdom 258 26%
Canada 36 4%
Australia 25 3%
Mixed Nationality 23 2%
Sweden 19 2%
Norway 14 1%
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