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.
19902,147191,281
19912,191491,504
19922,312287,868
19932,384309,859
In Utero (53rd)by Nirvana
19942,574505,181
19952,594379,721
19962,771313,965
Pinkerton (98th)by Weezer
19972,770491,651
19982,801335,848
19992,996307,110
Total25,5403,613,987

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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1991
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5,759
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1996
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5,730
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1990
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5,639
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1999
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5,616
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1990
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5,615
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1996
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5,611
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1999
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5,600
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1999
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5,583
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1996
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5,536
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1998
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5,522
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Total albums: 1,000. Page 10 of 100

Best Albums of the 1990s composition

Year Albums %


1990 82 8%
1991 83 8%
1992 98 10%
1993 102 10%
1994 126 13%
1995 108 11%
1996 112 11%
1997 100 10%
1998 101 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 547 55%
United Kingdom 253 25%
Canada 36 4%
Australia 25 3%
Mixed Nationality 24 2%
Sweden 19 2%
Norway 14 1%
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Best Albums of 1973
1. The Dark Side Of The Moon by Pink Floyd
2. Houses Of The Holy by Led Zeppelin
3. Quadrophenia by The Who
4. Innervisions by Stevie Wonder
5. Selling England By The Pound by Genesis
6. Goodbye Yellow Brick Road by Elton John
7. Raw Power by Iggy And The Stooges
8. Band On The Run by Paul McCartney & Wings
9. Aladdin Sane by David Bowie
10. (pronounced 'lĕh-'nérd 'skin-'nérd) by Lynyrd Skynyrd
11. Future Days by Can
12. Berlin by Lou Reed
13. The Wild, The Innocent & The E Street Shuffle by Bruce Springsteen
14. Tubular Bells by Mike Oldfield
15. For Your Pleasure by Roxy Music
16. Head Hunters by Herbie Hancock
17. Closing Time by Tom Waits
18. Sabbath Bloody Sabbath by Black Sabbath
19. Larks' Tongues In Aspic by King Crimson
20. Artaud by Pescado Rabioso


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