Best Albums of the 1990s

Listed below are the best albums of the 1990s as calculated from their overall rankings in over 47,000 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.
19902,549137,797
19912,625277,055
19922,776176,975
19932,920198,707
19943,204306,152
19953,339227,594
19963,549198,628
19973,656282,288
19983,519207,419
19993,653194,779
Total31,7902,207,393

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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1997
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1990
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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 88 9%
1991 79 8%
1992 102 10%
1993 102 10%
1994 126 13%
1995 113 11%
1996 112 11%
1997 102 10%
1998 95 10%
1999 81 8%
Artist Albums %


The Flaming Lips 6 1%
Blur 6 1%
Radiohead 5 1%
Alice In Chains 5 1%
Tori Amos 5 1%
Pearl Jam 5 1%
Green Day 5 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 543 54%
United Kingdom 259 26%
Canada 38 4%
Mixed Nationality 26 3%
Australia 24 2%
Sweden 18 2%
Japan 14 1%
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Compilation? Albums %
No 981 98%
Yes 19 2%
Live? Albums %
No 981 98%
Yes 19 2%
Soundtrack? Albums %
No 991 99%
Yes 9 1%
Best Albums of 2000
1. Kid A by Radiohead
2. Lift Yr. Skinny Fists Like Antennas To Heaven by Godspeed You! Black Emperor
3. The Moon & Antarctica by Modest Mouse
4. Since I Left You by The Avalanches
5. Parachutes by Coldplay
6. The Marshall Mathers LP by Eminem
7. Stories From The City, Stories From The Sea by PJ Harvey
8. Stankonia by OutKast
9. Relationship Of Command by At The Drive-In
10. White Pony by Deftones
11. Rated R by Queens Of The Stone Age
12. Voodoo by D'Angelo
13. Hybrid Theory by Linkin Park
14. Figure 8 by Elliott Smith
15. All That You Can't Leave Behind by U2
16. De Stijl by The White Stripes
17. The Sophtware Slump by Grandaddy
18. And Then Nothing Turned Itself Inside-Out by Yo La Tengo
19. Deltron 3030 by Deltron 3030
20. Dopethrone by Electric Wizard
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