Best Albums of the 1990s

Listed below are the best albums of the 1990s as calculated from their overall rankings in over 45,000 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.
19902,486137,922
19912,556285,032
19922,711180,584
19932,842201,821
19943,100313,753
19953,224233,132
19963,408204,714
Pinkerton (109th)by Weezer
19973,412289,912
19983,381211,711
19993,545198,715
Total30,6652,257,296

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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1991
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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 101 10%
1993 102 10%
1994 127 13%
1995 116 12%
1996 117 12%
1997 99 10%
1998 95 10%
1999 82 8%
Artist Albums %


The Flaming Lips 6 1%
Blur 6 1%
Ween 5 1%
Green Day 5 1%
Pearl Jam 5 1%
Alice In Chains 5 1%
Sonic Youth 5 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 541 54%
United Kingdom 257 26%
Canada 37 4%
Mixed Nationality 27 3%
Australia 25 3%
Sweden 17 2%
Ireland 14 1%
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Compilation? Albums %
No 984 98%
Yes 16 2%
Live? Albums %
No 980 98%
Yes 20 2%
Soundtrack? Albums %
No 992 99%
Yes 8 1%
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