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.
19902,144191,106
19912,177490,421
19922,293287,677
19932,356310,407
In Utero (53rd)by Nirvana
19942,555504,224
19952,580379,276
19962,756314,404
Pinkerton (100th)by Weezer
19972,757491,615
19982,778335,770
19992,974306,386
Total25,3703,611,285

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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338
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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%
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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Best Albums of 1958
1. Lady In Satin by Billie Holiday
2. Somethin' Else by Cannonball Adderley
3. Buddy Holly by Buddy Holly
4. Frank Sinatra Sings For Only The Lonely by Frank Sinatra
5. Little Girl Blue by Nina Simone
6. Ascenseur Pour L'Échafaud by Miles Davis
7. Milestones by Miles Davis
8. Bo Diddley by Bo Diddley
9. Porgy And Bess by Miles Davis
10. The Atomic Mr. Basie by Count Basie And His Orchestra & Neal Hefti
11. Come Fly With Me by Frank Sinatra
12. Jerry Lee Lewis by Jerry Lee Lewis
13. One Dozen Berrys by Chuck Berry
14. The Everly Brothers by The Everly Brothers
15. Little Richard by Little Richard
16. The Best Of Muddy Waters by Muddy Waters
17. Elvis' Golden Records by Elvis Presley
18. King Creole by Elvis Presley
19. Misterioso by Thelonious Monk
20. Relaxin' With The Miles Davis Quintet by Miles Davis Quintet


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