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.
19902,146190,987
19912,184490,348
19922,298287,443
19932,365310,117
In Utero (53rd)by Nirvana
19942,563504,472
19952,591379,553
19962,766314,089
Pinkerton (100th)by Weezer
19972,766490,868
19982,792335,206
19992,986306,501
Total25,4573,609,583

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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1991
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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 %


The Flaming Lips 6 1%
Blur 6 1%
Pavement 5 1%
Suede 5 1%
Sonic Youth 5 1%
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds 5 1%
Green Day 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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Best Albums of the 1950s
1. Kind Of Blue by Miles Davis
2. Mingus Ah Um by Charles Mingus
3. Time Out by The Dave Brubeck Quartet
4. Blue Train by John Coltrane
5. In The Wee Small Hours by Frank Sinatra
6. Elvis Presley by Elvis Presley
7. The Shape Of Jazz To Come by Ornette Coleman
8. Here's Little Richard by Little Richard
9. Lady In Satin by Billie Holiday
10. Saxophone Colossus by Sonny Rollins
11. Songs For Swingin' Lovers! by Frank Sinatra
12. Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers by Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers
13. Birth Of The Cool by Miles Davis
14. Brilliant Corners by Thelonious Monk
15. Chuck Berry Is On Top by Chuck Berry
16. Moanin' In The Moonlight by Howlin' Wolf
17. Somethin' Else by Cannonball Adderley
18. The "Chirping" Crickets by The Crickets
19. Buddy Holly by Buddy Holly
20. Ella & Louis by Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong


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