Best Albums of the 1990s

Listed below are the best albums of the 1990s as calculated from their overall rankings in over 47,000 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.
19902,550137,622
19912,626277,024
19922,777176,862
19932,920198,615
19943,204306,154
19953,341227,476
19963,552198,644
19973,658282,081
19983,529207,266
19993,664194,901
Total31,8212,206,645

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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1992
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1,962
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1998
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1,953
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1992
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1,946
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1996
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1,946
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1994
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1,932
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1999
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1,915
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1991
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1,909
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1996
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1,900
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1994
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1,891
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1994
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1,879
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Total albums: 1,000. Page 19 of 100

Best Albums of the 1990s composition

Year Albums %


1990 87 9%
1991 79 8%
1992 102 10%
1993 102 10%
1994 126 13%
1995 113 11%
1996 112 11%
1997 102 10%
1998 95 10%
1999 82 8%
Country Albums %


United States 543 54%
United Kingdom 259 26%
Canada 38 4%
Mixed Nationality 26 3%
Australia 24 2%
Sweden 18 2%
Japan 14 1%
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Compilation? Albums %
No 981 98%
Yes 19 2%
Live? Albums %
No 981 98%
Yes 19 2%
Soundtrack? Albums %
No 990 99%
Yes 10 1%
Best Albums of the 2000s
1. Kid A by Radiohead
2. In Rainbows by Radiohead
3. Funeral by Arcade Fire
4. Is This It by The Strokes
5. Illinois by Sufjan Stevens
6. Yankee Hotel Foxtrot by Wilco
7. Whatever People Say I Am, That's What I'm Not by Arctic Monkeys
8. Madvillainy by Madvillain
9. Lift Yr. Skinny Fists Like Antennas To Heaven by Godspeed You! Black Emperor
10. Turn On The Bright Lights by Interpol
11. Sound Of Silver by LCD Soundsystem
12. For Emma, Forever Ago by Bon Iver
13. A Rush Of Blood To The Head by Coldplay
14. Elephant by The White Stripes
15. Yoshimi Battles The Pink Robots by The Flaming Lips
16. Amnesiac by Radiohead
17. Merriweather Post Pavilion by Animal Collective
18. Demon Days by Gorillaz
19. Fleet Foxes by Fleet Foxes
20. Songs For The Deaf by Queens Of The Stone Age
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