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.
19902,145191,189
19912,177490,691
19922,293287,770
19932,357310,582
In Utero (53rd)by Nirvana
19942,555504,655
19952,581379,480
19962,758314,423
Pinkerton (99th)by Weezer
19972,757491,622
19982,780335,821
19992,977306,731
Total25,3803,612,966

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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338
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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 %


The Flaming Lips 6 1%
Blur 6 1%
Nirvana 5 1%
Ween 5 1%
Pearl Jam 5 1%
Beck 5 1%
Manic Street Preachers 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 1950
1. The Famous 1938 Carnegie Hall Jazz Concert by Benny Goodman
2. Voice Of The Xtabay by Yma Sumac
3. Talking Dust Bowl by Woody Guthrie
4. Charlie Parker With Strings by Charlie Parker
5. Ella Sings Gershwin by Ella Fitzgerald
6. The New Sound by Les Paul
7. Innovations In Modern Music by Stan Kenton And His Orchestra
8. Billie Holiday Sings (1950) by Billie Holiday
9. Sones Of Mexico by Trio Aguilillas
10. Nat King Cole At The Piano by Nat King Cole
11. Debut Surbahar Recital by Annapurna Devi
12. Noel Rosa Vol. 1 by Aracy De Almeida
13. Darling Corey by Pete Seeger
14. Tea For Two by Doris Day
15. Music For Peace Of Mind by Dr. Samuel J. Hoffman
16. Dexter Gordon by Dexter Gordon
17. Night In Manhattan by Lee Wiley
18. Young Man With A Horn by Doris Day
19. Historical America In Song by Burl Ives
20. Spanish Guitar Solos by Carlos Montoya


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