Best Albums of the 1990s

Listed below are the best albums of the 1990s as calculated from their overall rankings in over 40,000 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.
19902,179132,388
19912,223299,975
19922,349185,124
19932,452206,972
19942,649321,353
19952,645239,338
19962,824207,707
19972,811305,502
19982,842217,362
19993,044202,025
Total26,0182,317,746

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 Björk.
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1991
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1990
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Total albums: 1,000. Page 100 of 100

Best Albums of the 1990s composition

Year Albums %


1990 82 8%
1991 81 8%
1992 103 10%
1993 102 10%
1994 125 13%
1995 112 11%
1996 114 11%
1997 100 10%
1998 97 10%
1999 84 8%
Artist Albums %


The Flaming Lips 6 1%
Blur 6 1%
Pearl Jam 5 1%
Beck 5 1%
The Smashing Pumpkins 5 1%
Sonic Youth 5 1%
R.E.M. 5 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 541 54%
United Kingdom 256 26%
Canada 38 4%
Australia 28 3%
Mixed Nationality 21 2%
Sweden 16 2%
Ireland 16 2%
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Best Albums of 1953
1. Black Coffee by Peggy Lee
2. Sonny Rollins With The Modern Jazz Quartet by Sonny Rollins
3. La Vie En Rose by Edith Piaf
4. Chante Les Chansons Poétiques no1 by Georges Brassens
5. Dean Martin Sings by Dean Martin
6. Wagner: Tristan Und Isolde by Wilhelm Furtwängler / Philharmonia Orchestra
7. Songs By Tom Lehrer by Tom Lehrer
8. An Evening With Billie Holiday by Billie Holiday
9. Jazz At Oberlin by The Dave Brubeck Quartet
10. Inca Taqui by Yma Sumac
11. Moondog And His Friends by Moondog
12. Ludwig Van Beethoven: Symphony No. 3 "Eroica" by Wilhelm Furtwangler / Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
13. Calamity Jane by Doris Day
14. New Concepts Of Artistry In Rhythm by Stan Kenton
15. Charlie Parker by Charlie Parker
16. Wagner: Der Ring Des Nibelungen by Wilhelm Furtwängler / Orchestra Sinfonica E Coro Della Radio Italiana
17. Mascagni: Cavalleria Rusticana by Tullio Serafin / Coro E Orchestra Del Teatro Alla Scala Di Milano
18. Nat King Cole Sings For Two In Love by Nat King Cole
19. Dvořák: Symphony No. 5 In E Minor, Op. 95 "From The New World" by George Szell / The Cleveland Orchestra
20. Young Man With A Horn by Miles Davis
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