Best Albums of the 1990s

Listed below are the best albums of the 1990s as calculated from their overall rankings in over 46,000 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.
19902,534137,949
19912,608279,993
19922,764178,273
19932,891199,235
19943,175308,976
19953,316230,225
19963,527200,675
Pinkerton (115th)by Weezer
19973,568285,387
19983,458209,069
19993,632196,153
Total31,4732,225,935

The best artists of the 1990s were Radiohead, Nirvana (US), Neutral Milk Hotel, The Smashing Pumpkins, My Bloody Valentine, Oasis, Pearl Jam, Weezer, R.E.M. and Richard David James.
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1994
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Magnolia 
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1999
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230
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230
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Total albums: 1,000. Page 100 of 100

Best Albums of the 1990s composition

Year Albums %


1990 86 9%
1991 80 8%
1992 103 10%
1993 100 10%
1994 124 12%
1995 116 12%
1996 112 11%
1997 101 10%
1998 95 10%
1999 83 8%
Country Albums %


United States 537 54%
United Kingdom 261 26%
Canada 38 4%
Mixed Nationality 29 3%
Australia 24 2%
Sweden 18 2%
Japan 13 1%
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Compilation? Albums %
No 983 98%
Yes 17 2%
Live? Albums %
No 981 98%
Yes 19 2%
Soundtrack? Albums %
No 990 99%
Yes 10 1%
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4. The College Dropout by Kanye West
5. Hot Fuss by The Killers (US)
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7. Franz Ferdinand by Franz Ferdinand
8. Antics by Interpol
9. Mm.. Food by MF DOOM
10. Hopes And Fears by Keane
11. The Milk-Eyed Mender by Joanna Newsom
12. Seven Swans by Sufjan Stevens
13. Abattoir Blues/The Lyre Of Orpheus by Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds
14. Brian Wilson Presents Smile by Brian Wilson
15. A Ghost Is Born by Wilco
16. Sung Tongs by Animal Collective
17. Our Endless Numbered Days by Iron & Wine
18. The Libertines by The Libertines
19. Three Cheers For Sweet Revenge by My Chemical Romance
20. From A Basement On The Hill by Elliott Smith
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