Best Albums of the 1990s

Listed below are the best albums of the 1990s as calculated from their overall rankings in over 39,000 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.
19902,144191,121
19912,176490,787
19922,293288,063
19932,356310,676
In Utero (53rd)by Nirvana
19942,555504,923
19952,578379,312
19962,756314,795
Pinkerton (100th)by Weezer
19972,756491,913
19982,778335,932
19992,974306,620
Total25,3663,614,143

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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410
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410
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408
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406
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406
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Total albums: 1,000. Page 86 of 100

Best Albums of the 1990s composition

Year Albums %


1990 82 8%
1991 82 8%
1992 99 10%
1993 102 10%
1994 127 13%
1995 108 11%
1996 112 11%
1997 100 10%
1998 100 10%
1999 88 9%
Artist Albums %


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


United States 546 55%
United Kingdom 255 26%
Canada 36 4%
Australia 25 3%
Mixed Nationality 23 2%
Sweden 19 2%
Norway 14 1%
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Best Artists of 1984
1. Prince
2. Prince And The Revolution
3. The Smiths
4. Metallica
5. Bruce Springsteen
6. The Replacements
7. Bob Marley & The Wailers
8. Bob Marley
9. Minutemen
10. Cocteau Twins
11. U2
12. Talking Heads
13. Hüsker Dü
14. Echo & The Bunnymen
15. Iron Maiden
16. R.E.M.
17. Van Halen
18. Meat Puppets
19. Sade
20. Lloyd Cole and the Commotions


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