Best Albums of the 1990s

Listed below are the best albums of the 1990s as calculated from their overall rankings in over 40,000 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.
19902,175132,362
19912,222300,175
19922,346185,188
19932,448207,043
19942,646321,658
19952,640239,398
19962,817207,386
19972,809305,154
19982,835217,339
19993,042201,649
Total25,9802,317,351

The best artists of the 1990s were Radiohead, Nirvana, Neutral Milk Hotel, The Smashing Pumpkins, My Bloody Valentine, Oasis, Pearl Jam, Weezer, R.E.M. and Richard David James.
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1997
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1992
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993.
Gala
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1990
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232
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1991
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232
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1999
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232
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1993
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232
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1998
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232
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Total albums: 1,000. Page 100 of 100

Best Albums of the 1990s composition

Year Albums %


1990 81 8%
1991 81 8%
1992 105 11%
1993 102 10%
1994 125 13%
1995 112 11%
1996 113 11%
1997 100 10%
1998 97 10%
1999 84 8%
Artist Albums %


The Flaming Lips 6 1%
Blur 6 1%
Green Day 5 1%
Radiohead 5 1%
Suede 5 1%
Pearl Jam 5 1%
Beck 5 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 542 54%
United Kingdom 256 26%
Canada 38 4%
Australia 28 3%
Mixed Nationality 21 2%
Sweden 16 2%
Ireland 16 2%
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Best Albums of the 2000s
1. Kid A by Radiohead
2. In Rainbows by Radiohead
3. Funeral by Arcade Fire
4. Is This It by The Strokes
5. Illinois by Sufjan Stevens
6. Yankee Hotel Foxtrot by Wilco
7. Whatever People Say I Am, That's What I'm Not by Arctic Monkeys
8. Turn On The Bright Lights by Interpol
9. Lift Yr. Skinny Fists Like Antennas To Heaven by Godspeed You! Black Emperor
10. For Emma, Forever Ago by Bon Iver
11. A Rush Of Blood To The Head by Coldplay
12. Elephant by The White Stripes
13. Madvillainy by Madvillain
14. Sound Of Silver by LCD Soundsystem
15. Merriweather Post Pavilion by Animal Collective
16. Yoshimi Battles The Pink Robots by The Flaming Lips
17. Amnesiac by Radiohead
18. Fleet Foxes by Fleet Foxes
19. Demon Days by Gorillaz
20. The Moon & Antarctica by Modest Mouse
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