Best Albums of the 1990s

Listed below are the best albums of the 1990s as calculated from their overall rankings in over 53,000 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.
19902,863133,226
19912,913255,674
19923,065168,276
19933,292190,122
19943,528283,138
19953,743215,700
19963,931184,056
19974,097256,224
19984,153192,300
19994,287180,103
Total35,8722,058,819

The best artists of the 1990s were Radiohead, Nirvana, Neutral Milk Hotel, The Smashing Pumpkins, My Bloody Valentine, Oasis, Pearl Jam, R.E.M., Weezer and Nick Cave.
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1997
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74,933
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1991
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41,679
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1998
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38,442
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Year of Release:
1991
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33,318
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1995
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32,696
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1992
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20,286
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1991
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20,057
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1993
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19,647
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1994
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19,184
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1993
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Best Albums of the 1990s composition

Year Albums %


1990 86 9%
1991 80 8%
1992 102 10%
1993 107 11%
1994 126 13%
1995 112 11%
1996 109 11%
1997 96 10%
1998 95 10%
1999 87 9%
Artist Albums %


Blur 6 1%
The Flaming Lips 6 1%
Stereolab 5 1%
Pavement 5 1%
Radiohead 5 1%
Tori Amos 5 1%
Alice In Chains 5 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 544 54%
United Kingdom 259 26%
Canada 40 4%
Mixed Nationality 27 3%
Australia 22 2%
Sweden 15 2%
Japan 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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