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.
19902,540137,852
19912,616278,777
19922,770177,686
19932,896199,152
19943,185307,852
19953,323229,501
19963,537199,714
Pinkerton (116th)by Weezer
19973,597284,148
19983,475208,148
19993,646195,693
Total31,5852,218,524

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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1995
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1990
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236
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235
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235
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Total albums: 1,000. Page 98 of 100

Best Albums of the 1990s composition

Year Albums %


1990 86 9%
1991 79 8%
1992 103 10%
1993 102 10%
1994 124 12%
1995 116 12%
1996 113 11%
1997 101 10%
1998 94 9%
1999 82 8%
Artist Albums %


The Flaming Lips 6 1%
Blur 6 1%
Sonic Youth 5 1%
Beck 5 1%
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds 5 1%
Stereolab 5 1%
Pavement 5 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 541 54%
United Kingdom 259 26%
Canada 38 4%
Mixed Nationality 29 3%
Australia 24 2%
Sweden 18 2%
Japan 13 1%
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Compilation? Albums %
No 982 98%
Yes 18 2%
Live? Albums %
No 981 98%
Yes 19 2%
Soundtrack? Albums %
No 990 99%
Yes 10 1%
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