Best Albums of the 1990s

Listed below are the best albums of the 1990s as calculated from their overall rankings in over 46,000 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.
19902,534137,949
19912,608279,993
19922,764178,273
19932,891199,235
19943,175308,976
19953,316230,225
19963,527200,675
Pinkerton (115th)by Weezer
19973,568285,387
19983,458209,069
19993,632196,153
Total31,4732,225,935

The best artists of the 1990s were Radiohead, Nirvana (US), Neutral Milk Hotel, The Smashing Pumpkins, My Bloody Valentine, Oasis, Pearl Jam, Weezer, R.E.M. and Richard David James.
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1994
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Magnolia 
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1999
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1991
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1995
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1991
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1991
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1999
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230
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1992
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230
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Total albums: 1,000. Page 100 of 100

Best Albums of the 1990s composition

Year Albums %


1990 86 9%
1991 80 8%
1992 103 10%
1993 100 10%
1994 124 12%
1995 116 12%
1996 112 11%
1997 101 10%
1998 95 10%
1999 83 8%
Country Albums %


United States 537 54%
United Kingdom 261 26%
Canada 38 4%
Mixed Nationality 29 3%
Australia 24 2%
Sweden 18 2%
Japan 13 1%
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Compilation? Albums %
No 983 98%
Yes 17 2%
Live? Albums %
No 981 98%
Yes 19 2%
Soundtrack? Albums %
No 990 99%
Yes 10 1%
Best Artists of 1980
1. Talking Heads
2. Joy Division
3. AC/DC
4. David Bowie
5. Dead Kennedys
6. Bruce Springsteen
7. Peter Gabriel
8. The Cure
9. Dire Straits
10. Rush
11. Pretenders
12. The Feelies
13. The Clash
14. U2
15. Black Sabbath
16. Motörhead
17. Elvis Costello
18. Steely Dan
19. Elvis Costello And The Attractions
20. Genesis
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