Best Albums of the 1990s

Listed below are the greatest albums of the 1990s as calculated from their overall rankings in over 39,000 greatest album charts.

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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.
19902,112188,924
19912,159486,629
19922,262284,803
19932,334306,951
In Utero (53rd)
by Nirvana
19942,479499,041
19952,543375,080
19962,717310,342
Pinkerton (102nd)
by Weezer
19972,735485,715
19982,748331,681
19992,949302,677
Total25,0383,571,843

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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1998
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463
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1992
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461
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1991
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460
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1998
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459
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458
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1990
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454
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1994
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454
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1996
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451
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Total albums: 1,000. Page 80 of 100

Best Albums of the 1990s composition

Year Albums %


1990 82 8%
1991 83 8%
1992 98 10%
1993 103 10%
1994 127 13%
1995 107 11%
1996 110 11%
1997 101 10%
1998 101 10%
1999 88 9%
Artist Albums %


The Flaming Lips 6 1%
Blur 6 1%
Pearl Jam 5 1%
Manic Street Preachers 5 1%
Alice In Chains 5 1%
Tori Amos 5 1%
R.E.M. 5 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 545 55%
United Kingdom 258 26%
Canada 37 4%
Australia 25 3%
Mixed Nationality 24 2%
Sweden 19 2%
Ireland 14 1%
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