Best Albums of the 1990s

Listed below are the best albums of the 1990s as calculated from their overall rankings in over 39,000 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.
19902,144191,121
19912,176490,787
19922,293288,063
19932,356310,676
In Utero (53rd)by Nirvana
19942,555504,923
19952,578379,312
19962,756314,795
Pinkerton (100th)by Weezer
19972,756491,913
19982,778335,932
19992,974306,620
Total25,3663,614,143

The best artists of the 1990s were Radiohead, Nirvana, Neutral Milk Hotel, Oasis, The Smashing Pumpkins, Pearl Jam, My Bloody Valentine, Weezer, R.E.M. and Jeff Buckley.
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Total albums: 1,000. Page 100 of 100

Best Albums of the 1990s composition

Year Albums %


1990 82 8%
1991 82 8%
1992 99 10%
1993 102 10%
1994 127 13%
1995 108 11%
1996 112 11%
1997 100 10%
1998 100 10%
1999 88 9%
Artist Albums %


Blur 6 1%
The Flaming Lips 6 1%
Beck 5 1%
Manic Street Preachers 5 1%
Pearl Jam 5 1%
Alice In Chains 5 1%
Tori Amos 5 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 546 55%
United Kingdom 255 26%
Canada 36 4%
Australia 25 3%
Mixed Nationality 23 2%
Sweden 19 2%
Norway 14 1%
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Best Albums of 1998
1. In The Aeroplane Over The Sea by Neutral Milk Hotel
2. Mezzanine by Massive Attack
3. Moon Safari by Air
4. Music Has The Right To Children by Boards Of Canada
5. Aquemini by OutKast
6. The Miseducation Of Lauryn Hill by Lauryn Hill
7. XO by Elliott Smith
8. Ray Of Light by Madonna
9. Electro-Shock Blues by Eels
10. Deserter's Songs by Mercury Rev
11. The Shape Of Punk To Come by Refused
12. Adore by The Smashing Pumpkins
13. Car Wheels On A Gravel Road by Lucinda Williams
14. This Is Hardcore by Pulp
15. The Boy With The Arab Strap by Belle And Sebastian
16. Without You I'm Nothing by Placebo
17. Yield by Pearl Jam
18. TNT by Tortoise
19. Mos Def & Talib Kweli Are Black Star by Black Star
20. White Ladder by David Gray


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