Best Albums of the 1990s

Listed below are the best albums of the 1990s as calculated from their overall rankings in over 44,000 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.
19902,432136,990
19912,500290,792
19922,651182,791
19932,771203,367
19943,019319,317
19953,161235,869
19963,331209,959
19973,331295,748
19983,248215,148
19993,465203,090
Total29,9092,293,072

The best artists of the 1990s were Radiohead, Nirvana, Neutral Milk Hotel, The Smashing Pumpkins, My Bloody Valentine, Oasis, Weezer, Pearl Jam, R.E.M. and Richard David James.
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1991
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1990
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235
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1998
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235
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Total albums: 1,000. Page 100 of 100

Best Albums of the 1990s composition

Year Albums %


1990 84 8%
1991 77 8%
1992 103 10%
1993 100 10%
1994 127 13%
1995 112 11%
1996 115 12%
1997 102 10%
1998 95 10%
1999 85 9%
Artist Albums %


The Flaming Lips 6 1%
Blur 6 1%
Stereolab 5 1%
Pearl Jam 5 1%
Alice In Chains 5 1%
Suede 5 1%
The Smashing Pumpkins 5 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 547 55%
United Kingdom 257 26%
Canada 37 4%
Australia 26 3%
Mixed Nationality 22 2%
Sweden 16 2%
Ireland 15 2%
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Compilation? Albums %
No 980 98%
Yes 20 2%
Live? Albums %
No 981 98%
Yes 19 2%
Soundtrack? Albums %
No 992 99%
Yes 8 1%
Best Albums of 1993
1. Siamese Dream by The Smashing Pumpkins
2. In Utero by Nirvana
3. Enter The Wu-Tang (36 Chambers) by Wu-Tang Clan
4. Souvlaki by Slowdive
5. Vs. by Pearl Jam
6. Debut by Björk
7. Midnight Marauders by A Tribe Called Quest
8. Suede by Suede
9. August And Everything After by Counting Crows
10. Red House Painters (Rollercoaster) by Red House Painters
11. Exile In Guyville by Liz Phair
12. Doggystyle by Snoop Dogg
13. Modern Life Is Rubbish by Blur
14. Last Splash by The Breeders
15. Rid Of Me by PJ Harvey
16. So Tonight That I Might See by Mazzy Star
17. Songs Of Faith And Devotion by Depeche Mode
18. Pablo Honey by Radiohead
19. Undertow by Tool
20. Painful by Yo La Tengo
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