Best Albums of the 1990s

Listed below are the best albums of the 1990s as calculated from their overall rankings in over 43,000 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.
19902,276135,759
19912,308300,513
19922,462186,058
19932,562205,038
19942,821325,434
19952,905241,279
19963,021211,066
19972,969304,809
19982,997217,423
19993,222205,841
Total27,5432,333,220

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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1993
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231
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Total albums: 1,000. Page 100 of 100

Best Albums of the 1990s composition

Year Albums %


1990 81 8%
1991 80 8%
1992 102 10%
1993 99 10%
1994 129 13%
1995 112 11%
1996 116 12%
1997 104 10%
1998 92 9%
1999 85 9%
Artist Albums %


The Flaming Lips 6 1%
Blur 6 1%
Stereolab 5 1%
Manic Street Preachers 5 1%
Tori Amos 5 1%
Pavement 5 1%
Green Day 5 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 539 54%
United Kingdom 255 26%
Canada 42 4%
Australia 28 3%
Mixed Nationality 22 2%
Ireland 17 2%
Sweden 16 2%
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Compilation? Albums %
No 983 98%
Yes 17 2%
Live? Albums %
No 983 98%
Yes 17 2%
Best Albums of the 2000s
1. Kid A by Radiohead
2. In Rainbows by Radiohead
3. Funeral by Arcade Fire
4. Is This It by The Strokes
5. Illinois by Sufjan Stevens
6. Yankee Hotel Foxtrot by Wilco
7. Whatever People Say I Am, That's What I'm Not by Arctic Monkeys
8. Turn On The Bright Lights by Interpol
9. Lift Yr. Skinny Fists Like Antennas To Heaven by Godspeed You! Black Emperor
10. For Emma, Forever Ago by Bon Iver
11. A Rush Of Blood To The Head by Coldplay
12. Madvillainy by Madvillain
13. Sound Of Silver by LCD Soundsystem
14. Elephant by The White Stripes
15. Yoshimi Battles The Pink Robots by The Flaming Lips
16. Merriweather Post Pavilion by Animal Collective
17. Amnesiac by Radiohead
18. Demon Days by Gorillaz
19. Fleet Foxes by Fleet Foxes
20. Songs For The Deaf by Queens Of The Stone Age
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