Best Albums of the 1990s

Listed below are the best albums of the 1990s as calculated from their overall rankings in over 46,000 greatest album charts.

Best albums by year or decade
Decade:
Year:
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.
19902,534137,937
19912,607279,944
19922,764178,318
19932,891199,205
19943,173309,043
19953,316230,274
19963,527200,731
Pinkerton (115th)by Weezer
19973,568285,460
19983,458209,114
19993,631196,182
Total31,4692,226,208

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.
View chart at point in time
 Show this chart as it was on the following date
Share this chart
Share | |
Collector's summary (top 1,000)Log in or register to discover the great albums that are missing from your music collection!
Sort by
Year of Release:
1997
Appears in:
Rank Score:
578
Rank in 1997:
Rank in 1990s:
Overall Rank:
Average Rating:
Comments:
Year of Release:
1996
Appears in:
Rank Score:
578
Rank in 1996:
Rank in 1990s:
Overall Rank:
Average Rating:
Comments:
Year of Release:
1994
Appears in:
Rank Score:
576
Rank in 1994:
Rank in 1990s:
Overall Rank:
Average Rating:
Comments:
Year of Release:
1995
Appears in:
Rank Score:
575
Rank in 1995:
Rank in 1990s:
Overall Rank:
Average Rating:
Comments:
Year of Release:
1997
Appears in:
Rank Score:
575
Rank in 1997:
Rank in 1990s:
Overall Rank:
Average Rating:
Comments:
Year of Release:
1993
Appears in:
Rank Score:
569
Rank in 1993:
Rank in 1990s:
Overall Rank:
Average Rating:
Comments:
Year of Release:
1990
Appears in:
Rank Score:
568
Rank in 1990:
Rank in 1990s:
Overall Rank:
Average Rating:
Comments:
Year of Release:
1991
Appears in:
Rank Score:
568
Rank in 1991:
Rank in 1990s:
Overall Rank:
Average Rating:
Comments:
Year of Release:
1991
Appears in:
Rank Score:
567
Rank in 1991:
Rank in 1990s:
Overall Rank:
Average Rating:
Comments:
Year of Release:
1990
Appears in:
Rank Score:
567
Rank in 1990:
Rank in 1990s:
Overall Rank:
Average Rating:
Comments:
Total albums: 1,000. Page 50 of 100

Best Albums of the 1990s composition

Year Albums %


1990 86 9%
1991 79 8%
1992 103 10%
1993 100 10%
1994 125 13%
1995 116 12%
1996 112 11%
1997 101 10%
1998 95 10%
1999 83 8%
Artist Albums %


The Flaming Lips 6 1%
Blur 6 1%
Pavement 5 1%
Tori Amos 5 1%
Manic Street Preachers 5 1%
Suede 5 1%
Radiohead 5 1%
Show all
Country Albums %


United States 537 54%
United Kingdom 261 26%
Canada 38 4%
Mixed Nationality 28 3%
Australia 24 2%
Sweden 18 2%
Ireland 13 1%
Show all
Compilation? Albums %
No 983 98%
Yes 17 2%
Live? Albums %
No 981 98%
Yes 19 2%
Soundtrack? Albums %
No 990 99%
Yes 10 1%
Best Ever Artists
1. The Beatles
2. Radiohead
3. Pink Floyd
4. David Bowie
5. Bob Dylan
6. Led Zeppelin
7. The Rolling Stones
8. Arcade Fire
9. The Velvet Underground
10. Nirvana (US)
11. Kendrick Lamar
12. The Smiths
13. Neil Young
14. Miles Davis
15. The Beach Boys
16. Kanye West
17. Pixies
18. Jimi Hendrix
19. Bruce Springsteen
20. R.E.M.
Back to Top