Best Albums of the 1990s

Listed below are the best albums of the 1990s as calculated from their overall rankings in over 45,000 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.
19902,333135,755
19912,369298,280
19922,533185,092
19932,622205,777
19942,888323,779
19952,992240,080
19963,158211,177
Pinkerton (102nd)by Weezer
19973,079302,323
19983,081217,528
19993,317205,273
Total28,3722,325,065

The best artists of the 1990s were Radiohead, Nirvana, Neutral Milk Hotel, The Smashing Pumpkins, My Bloody Valentine, Oasis, Pearl Jam, Weezer, R.E.M. and Richard David James.
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1991
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1995
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235
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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 81 8%
1991 81 8%
1992 101 10%
1993 98 10%
1994 129 13%
1995 111 11%
1996 115 12%
1997 104 10%
1998 94 9%
1999 86 9%
Artist Albums %


The Flaming Lips 6 1%
Blur 6 1%
Sonic Youth 5 1%
Suede 5 1%
Pearl Jam 5 1%
Alice In Chains 5 1%
The Smashing Pumpkins 5 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 542 54%
United Kingdom 253 25%
Canada 40 4%
Australia 27 3%
Mixed Nationality 23 2%
Sweden 16 2%
Ireland 16 2%
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Compilation? Albums %
No 983 98%
Yes 17 2%
Live? Albums %
No 984 98%
Yes 16 2%
Soundtrack? Albums %
No 992 99%
Yes 8 1%
Best Artists of the 1970s
1. Pink Floyd
2. David Bowie
3. Led Zeppelin
4. Neil Young
5. The Rolling Stones
6. The Clash
7. The Who
8. Fleetwood Mac
9. Black Sabbath
10. Genesis
11. Bruce Springsteen
12. Bob Dylan
13. Stevie Wonder
14. Yes
15. Joy Division
16. Nick Drake
17. Paul McCartney
18. Joni Mitchell
19. Queen
20. Bob Marley
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