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.
19902,341135,728
19912,377298,262
19922,543185,334
19932,630205,739
19942,895323,356
19953,003240,236
19963,165211,279
Pinkerton (101st)by Weezer
19973,089302,481
19983,083217,868
19993,327205,167
Total28,4532,325,448

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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234
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Total albums: 1,000. Page 100 of 100

Best Albums of the 1990s composition

Year Albums %


1990 82 8%
1991 81 8%
1992 101 10%
1993 97 10%
1994 130 13%
1995 110 11%
1996 115 12%
1997 104 10%
1998 95 10%
1999 85 9%
Artist Albums %


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


United States 541 54%
United Kingdom 252 25%
Canada 40 4%
Australia 27 3%
Mixed Nationality 24 2%
Sweden 16 2%
Ireland 16 2%
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Compilation? Albums %
No 983 98%
Yes 17 2%
Live? Albums %
No 984 98%
Yes 16 2%
Soundtrack? Albums %
No 991 99%
Yes 9 1%
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