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.
19902,534137,937
19912,607279,944
19922,764178,318
19932,891199,205
19943,173309,043
19953,316230,274
19963,527200,731
Pinkerton (115th)by Weezer
19973,568285,460
19983,458209,114
19993,631196,182
Total31,4692,226,208

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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Magnolia 
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1999
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1991
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1991
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1992
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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 79 8%
1992 103 10%
1993 100 10%
1994 125 13%
1995 116 12%
1996 112 11%
1997 101 10%
1998 95 10%
1999 83 8%
Artist Albums %


The Flaming Lips 6 1%
Blur 6 1%
Pavement 5 1%
Tori Amos 5 1%
Manic Street Preachers 5 1%
Suede 5 1%
Radiohead 5 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 537 54%
United Kingdom 261 26%
Canada 38 4%
Mixed Nationality 28 3%
Australia 24 2%
Sweden 18 2%
Ireland 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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