Best Albums of the 1990s

Listed below are the best albums of the 1990s as calculated from their overall rankings in over 44,000 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.
19902,446137,360
19912,523288,758
19922,672182,086
19932,795202,578
19943,041318,413
19953,177234,520
19963,352209,125
19973,371294,114
19983,322213,888
19993,488201,411
Total30,1872,282,254

The best artists of the 1990s were Radiohead, Nirvana, Neutral Milk Hotel, The Smashing Pumpkins, My Bloody Valentine, Oasis, Weezer, Pearl Jam, R.E.M. and Richard David James.
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1991
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1991
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233
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Total albums: 1,000. Page 100 of 100

Best Albums of the 1990s composition

Year Albums %


1990 84 8%
1991 79 8%
1992 104 10%
1993 101 10%
1994 124 12%
1995 111 11%
1996 118 12%
1997 101 10%
1998 93 9%
1999 85 9%
Country Albums %


United States 546 55%
United Kingdom 256 26%
Canada 38 4%
Australia 26 3%
Mixed Nationality 24 2%
Sweden 16 2%
Ireland 14 1%
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Compilation? Albums %
No 983 98%
Yes 17 2%
Live? Albums %
No 981 98%
Yes 19 2%
Soundtrack? Albums %
No 992 99%
Yes 8 1%
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. Madvillainy by Madvillain
10. Lift Yr. Skinny Fists Like Antennas To Heaven by Godspeed You! Black Emperor
11. Sound Of Silver by LCD Soundsystem
12. A Rush Of Blood To The Head by Coldplay
13. For Emma, Forever Ago by Bon Iver
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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