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.
19902,581137,261
19912,653273,859
19922,810175,194
19932,959196,852
19943,239302,020
19953,390227,877
19963,621196,304
Pinkerton (119th)by Weezer
19973,753279,714
19983,772204,360
19993,800192,593
Total32,5782,186,035

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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1998
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1,055
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1996
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1,052
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1999
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1,046
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1992
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1,046
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1995
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1,043
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1995
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1,021
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1992
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1,020
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1,019
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1998
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1,016
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Total albums: 1,000. Page 32 of 100

Best Albums of the 1990s composition

Year Albums %


1990 88 9%
1991 81 8%
1992 103 10%
1993 103 10%
1994 128 13%
1995 113 11%
1996 110 11%
1997 100 10%
1998 94 9%
1999 80 8%
Country Albums %


United States 541 54%
United Kingdom 257 26%
Canada 39 4%
Mixed Nationality 28 3%
Australia 23 2%
Sweden 17 2%
Japan 14 1%
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Compilation? Albums %
No 980 98%
Yes 20 2%
Live? Albums %
No 980 98%
Yes 20 2%
Soundtrack? Albums %
No 988 99%
Yes 12 1%
Best Albums of 1971
1. Untitled (Led Zeppelin IV) by Led Zeppelin
2. Who's Next by The Who
3. Hunky Dory by David Bowie
4. Sticky Fingers by The Rolling Stones
5. What's Going On by Marvin Gaye
6. Blue by Joni Mitchell
7. Meddle by Pink Floyd
8. Tago Mago by Can
9. L.A. Woman by The Doors
10. Fragile by Yes
11. Tapestry by Carole King
12. Bryter Layter by Nick Drake
13. Aqualung by Jethro Tull
14. Master Of Reality by Black Sabbath
15. Imagine by John Lennon
16. Electric Warrior by T. Rex
17. Ram by Paul & Linda McCartney
18. At Fillmore East by The Allman Brothers Band
19. There's A Riot Goin' On by Sly & The Family Stone
20. Maggot Brain by Funkadelic
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