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.

Best albums by year or decade
Decade:
Year:
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.
19902,578137,108
19912,652274,008
19922,806175,260
19932,959197,002
19943,238302,112
19953,390227,855
19963,620196,476
Pinkerton (119th)by Weezer
19973,753279,597
19983,770204,434
19993,798192,813
Total32,5642,186,664

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.
View chart at point in time
 Show this chart as it was on the following date
Share this chart
Share | |
Collector's summary (top 1,000)Log in or register to discover the great albums that are missing from your music collection!
Sort by
Year of Release:
1999
Appears in:
Rank Score:
230
Rank in 1999:
Rank in 1990s:
Overall Rank:
Average Rating:
Comments:
Year of Release:
1991
Appears in:
Rank Score:
230
Rank in 1991:
Rank in 1990s:
Overall Rank:
Average Rating:
Comments:
Year of Release:
1997
Appears in:
Rank Score:
230
Rank in 1997:
Rank in 1990s:
Overall Rank:
Average Rating:
Comments:
994.
Year of Release:
1999
Appears in:
Rank Score:
230
Rank in 1999:
Rank in 1990s:
Overall Rank:
Average Rating:
Comments:
995.
Greatest Hits II 
Compilation
Year of Release:
1991
Appears in:
Rank Score:
230
Rank in 1991:
Rank in 1990s:
Overall Rank:
Average Rating:
Comments:
Year of Release:
1990
Appears in:
Rank Score:
230
Rank in 1990:
Rank in 1990s:
Overall Rank:
Average Rating:
Comments:
Year of Release:
1995
Appears in:
Rank Score:
230
Rank in 1995:
Rank in 1990s:
Overall Rank:
Average Rating:
Comments:
Year of Release:
1999
Appears in:
Rank Score:
229
Rank in 1999:
Rank in 1990s:
Overall Rank:
Average Rating:
Comments:
999.
Magnolia 
Soundtrack
Year of Release:
1999
Appears in:
Rank Score:
229
Rank in 1999:
Rank in 1990s:
Overall Rank:
Average Rating:
Comments:
Year of Release:
1992
Appears in:
Rank Score:
229
Rank in 1992:
Rank in 1990s:
Overall Rank:
Average Rating:
Comments:
Total albums: 1,000. Page 100 of 100

Best Albums of the 1990s composition

Year Albums %


1990 88 9%
1991 81 8%
1992 103 10%
1993 103 10%
1994 128 13%
1995 113 11%
1996 110 11%
1997 100 10%
1998 94 9%
1999 80 8%
Country Albums %


United States 540 54%
United Kingdom 256 26%
Canada 39 4%
Mixed Nationality 28 3%
Australia 24 2%
Sweden 17 2%
Japan 14 1%
Show all
Compilation? Albums %
No 980 98%
Yes 20 2%
Live? Albums %
No 980 98%
Yes 20 2%
Soundtrack? Albums %
No 988 99%
Yes 12 1%
Best Artists of the 1970s
1. Pink Floyd
2. David Bowie
3. Led Zeppelin
4. Neil Young
5. The Rolling Stones
6. The Clash
7. Fleetwood Mac
8. The Who
9. Black Sabbath
10. Genesis
11. Stevie Wonder
12. Bob Dylan
13. Bruce Springsteen
14. Yes
15. Paul McCartney
16. Joni Mitchell
17. Nick Drake
18. Joy Division
19. Bob Marley
20. Queen
Back to Top