Best Albums of the 1990s

Listed below are the best albums of the 1990s as calculated from their overall rankings in over 42,000 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.
19902,235135,127
19912,277301,636
19922,416185,181
19932,530204,881
19942,764325,264
19952,807240,984
19962,922210,238
19972,907305,997
19982,950217,698
19993,173205,946
Total26,9812,332,953

The best artists of the 1990s were Radiohead, Nirvana, Neutral Milk Hotel, The Smashing Pumpkins, Oasis, My Bloody Valentine, Pearl Jam, Weezer, R.E.M. and Richard David James.
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1990
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Total albums: 1,000. Page 87 of 100

Best Albums of the 1990s composition

Year Albums %


1990 81 8%
1991 81 8%
1992 102 10%
1993 101 10%
1994 127 13%
1995 110 11%
1996 115 12%
1997 100 10%
1998 96 10%
1999 87 9%
Artist Albums %


The Flaming Lips 6 1%
Blur 6 1%
Tori Amos 5 1%
Bad Religion 5 1%
Green Day 5 1%
Radiohead 5 1%
Suede 5 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 544 54%
United Kingdom 252 25%
Canada 40 4%
Australia 28 3%
Mixed Nationality 21 2%
Ireland 17 2%
Sweden 15 2%
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Compilation? Albums %
No 982 98%
Yes 18 2%
Best Albums of 1992
1. Automatic For The People by R.E.M.
2. Rage Against The Machine by Rage Against The Machine
3. Slanted And Enchanted by Pavement
4. Dirt by Alice In Chains
5. Selected Ambient Works 85-92 by Aphex Twin
6. The Chronic by Dr. Dre
7. Angel Dust by Faith No More
8. Little Earthquakes by Tori Amos
9. Images And Words by Dream Theater
10. Down Colorful Hill by Red House Painters
11. Dirty by Sonic Youth
12. Wish by The Cure
13. Core by Stone Temple Pilots
14. Bone Machine by Tom Waits
15. Check Your Head by Beastie Boys
16. Vulgar Display Of Power by Pantera
17. Harvest Moon by Neil Young
18. Unplugged by Eric Clapton
19. Lazer Guided Melodies by Spiritualized
20. Dry by PJ Harvey
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