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.
19902,146191,024
19912,184490,332
19922,297287,529
19932,364310,138
In Utero (53rd)by Nirvana
19942,563504,521
19952,591379,682
19962,766314,142
Pinkerton (99th)by Weezer
19972,766490,892
19982,791335,317
19992,985306,508
Total25,4533,610,086

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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1994
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Total albums: 1,000. Page 100 of 100

Best Albums of the 1990s composition

Year Albums %


1990 83 8%
1991 82 8%
1992 98 10%
1993 102 10%
1994 127 13%
1995 108 11%
1996 113 11%
1997 99 10%
1998 100 10%
1999 88 9%
Artist Albums %


Blur 6 1%
The Flaming Lips 6 1%
Aphex Twin 5 1%
Green Day 5 1%
Radiohead 5 1%
Nirvana 5 1%
Ween 5 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 546 55%
United Kingdom 256 26%
Canada 36 4%
Australia 25 3%
Mixed Nationality 23 2%
Sweden 19 2%
Norway 14 1%
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