Best Albums of the 1990s

Listed below are the best albums of the 1990s as calculated from their overall rankings in over 49,000 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.
19902,615137,232
19912,682271,386
19922,840173,999
19932,996195,633
19943,272299,698
19953,429227,051
19963,669195,065
Pinkerton (119th)by Weezer
19973,793277,128
19983,805203,396
19993,840192,097
Total32,9412,172,684

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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232
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231
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1999
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231
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231
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1990
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230
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1994
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230
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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 88 9%
1991 81 8%
1992 101 10%
1993 103 10%
1994 126 13%
1995 114 11%
1996 110 11%
1997 99 10%
1998 97 10%
1999 81 8%
Artist Albums %


Blur 6 1%
The Flaming Lips 6 1%
Alice In Chains 5 1%
Pearl Jam 5 1%
Green Day 5 1%
Manic Street Preachers 5 1%
R.E.M. 5 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 542 54%
United Kingdom 256 26%
Canada 41 4%
Mixed Nationality 26 3%
Australia 21 2%
Sweden 17 2%
Japan 14 1%
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Compilation? Albums %
No 980 98%
Yes 20 2%
Live? Albums %
No 981 98%
Yes 19 2%
Soundtrack? Albums %
No 990 99%
Yes 10 1%
Best Ever Artists
1. The Beatles
2. Radiohead
3. Pink Floyd
4. David Bowie
5. Bob Dylan
6. Led Zeppelin
7. The Rolling Stones
8. Arcade Fire
9. The Velvet Underground
10. Kendrick Lamar
11. Nirvana (US)
12. The Smiths
13. Neil Young
14. Miles Davis
15. The Beach Boys
16. Kanye West
17. Pixies
18. Jimi Hendrix
19. Bruce Springsteen
20. R.E.M.
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