Best Albums of the 1990s

Listed below are the best 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.
19902,145191,246
19912,180490,714
19922,293287,802
19932,359310,495
In Utero (53rd)by Nirvana
19942,559504,780
19952,587379,760
19962,763314,587
Pinkerton (99th)by Weezer
19972,760491,516
19982,785335,935
19992,981306,709
Total25,4123,613,545

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

Best Albums of the 1990s composition

Year Albums %


1990 82 8%
1991 82 8%
1992 99 10%
1993 102 10%
1994 127 13%
1995 108 11%
1996 112 11%
1997 100 10%
1998 100 10%
1999 88 9%
Artist Albums %


The Flaming Lips 6 1%
Blur 6 1%
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds 5 1%
Green Day 5 1%
Aphex Twin 5 1%
Radiohead 5 1%
Nirvana 5 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 546 55%
United Kingdom 255 26%
Canada 36 4%
Australia 25 3%
Mixed Nationality 23 2%
Sweden 19 2%
Norway 14 1%
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8. High Violet by The National
9. Modern Vampires Of The City by Vampire Weekend
10. Bon Iver by Bon Iver
11. Teen Dream by Beach House
12. Channel Orange by Frank Ocean
13. Blonde by Frank Ocean
14. Helplessness Blues by Fleet Foxes
15. ★ (Blackstar) by David Bowie
16. Lost In The Dream by The War On Drugs
17. This Is Happening by LCD Soundsystem
18. Reflektor by Arcade Fire
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20. AM by Arctic Monkeys


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