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.
19902,488137,818
19912,563284,586
19922,714180,352
19932,847201,742
19943,106313,280
19953,233232,773
19963,422204,279
Pinkerton (110th)by Weezer
19973,427289,287
19983,381211,161
19993,549198,167
Total30,7302,253,447

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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1991
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Total albums: 1,000. Page 100 of 100

Best Albums of the 1990s composition

Year Albums %


1990 84 8%
1991 76 8%
1992 101 10%
1993 102 10%
1994 128 13%
1995 117 12%
1996 116 12%
1997 100 10%
1998 94 9%
1999 82 8%
Artist Albums %


The Flaming Lips 6 1%
Blur 6 1%
The Smashing Pumpkins 5 1%
Aphex Twin 5 1%
R.E.M. 5 1%
Ween 5 1%
Beck 5 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 540 54%
United Kingdom 257 26%
Canada 37 4%
Mixed Nationality 27 3%
Australia 25 3%
Sweden 17 2%
Ireland 14 1%
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Compilation? Albums %
No 984 98%
Yes 16 2%
Live? Albums %
No 980 98%
Yes 20 2%
Soundtrack? Albums %
No 992 99%
Yes 8 1%
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