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.
19902,147191,286
19912,191491,439
19922,312287,805
19932,384309,850
In Utero (53rd)by Nirvana
19942,574505,155
19952,594379,595
19962,771313,952
Pinkerton (98th)by Weezer
19972,770491,638
19982,798335,816
19992,995307,110
Total25,5363,613,647

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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1999
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18,768
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1997
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18,555
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1994
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18,510
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1991
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17,290
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1992
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17,045
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1993
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16,874
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1994
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16,675
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1994
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16,308
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1994
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16,044
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1991
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15,761
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Total albums: 1,000. Page 4 of 100

Best Albums of the 1990s composition

Year Albums %


1990 82 8%
1991 83 8%
1992 98 10%
1993 102 10%
1994 126 13%
1995 108 11%
1996 112 11%
1997 100 10%
1998 101 10%
1999 88 9%
Artist Albums %


The Flaming Lips 6 1%
Blur 6 1%
R.E.M. 5 1%
The Smashing Pumpkins 5 1%
Pavement 5 1%
Suede 5 1%
Sonic Youth 5 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 547 55%
United Kingdom 253 25%
Canada 36 4%
Australia 25 3%
Mixed Nationality 24 2%
Sweden 19 2%
Norway 14 1%
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Best Artists of the 2010s
1. Kendrick Lamar
2. Arcade Fire
3. Kanye West
4. Tame Impala
5. Beach House
6. The National
7. Sufjan Stevens
8. Frank Ocean
9. Radiohead
10. Vampire Weekend
11. Bon Iver
12. The Black Keys
13. Death Grips
14. The War On Drugs
15. Arctic Monkeys
16. Fleet Foxes
17. Car Seat Headrest
18. David Bowie
19. LCD Soundsystem
20. Swans


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