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.
19902,365135,333
19912,404297,367
19922,576184,480
19932,660205,240
19942,910323,207
19953,036240,182
19963,184211,907
19973,124302,642
19983,112217,695
19993,355205,352
Total28,7262,323,407

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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1994
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1992
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1993
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234
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1990
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233
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Total albums: 1,000. Page 100 of 100

Best Albums of the 1990s composition

Year Albums %


1990 80 8%
1991 81 8%
1992 102 10%
1993 99 10%
1994 131 13%
1995 109 11%
1996 115 12%
1997 103 10%
1998 96 10%
1999 84 8%
Artist Albums %


The Flaming Lips 6 1%
Blur 6 1%
Manic Street Preachers 5 1%
Sonic Youth 5 1%
Pavement 5 1%
Autechre 5 1%
Radiohead 5 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 544 54%
United Kingdom 251 25%
Canada 40 4%
Australia 27 3%
Mixed Nationality 23 2%
Ireland 16 2%
Sweden 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 Albums of the 1990s
1. OK Computer by Radiohead
2. Nevermind by Nirvana
3. In The Aeroplane Over The Sea by Neutral Milk Hotel
4. The Bends by Radiohead
5. Loveless by My Bloody Valentine
6. Ten by Pearl Jam
7. Siamese Dream by The Smashing Pumpkins
8. (What's The Story) Morning Glory? by Oasis
9. Automatic For The People by R.E.M.
10. In Utero by Nirvana
11. Grace by Jeff Buckley
12. Ágætis Byrjun by Sigur Rós
13. Weezer (The Blue Album) by Weezer
14. Illmatic by Nas
15. Dummy by Portishead
16. Mellon Collie And The Infinite Sadness by The Smashing Pumpkins
17. Spiderland by Slint
18. Pinkerton by Weezer
19. Homogenic by Björk
20. The Soft Bulletin by The Flaming Lips
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