Best Albums of the 1990s

Listed below are the best albums of the 1990s as calculated from their overall rankings in over 41,000 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.
19902,218133,668
19912,271299,828
19922,404184,761
19932,502204,528
19942,714322,938
19952,760239,388
19962,872208,081
19972,870305,104
19982,907216,794
19993,128203,529
Total26,6462,318,620

The best artists of the 1990s were Radiohead, Nirvana, Neutral Milk Hotel, The Smashing Pumpkins, Oasis, My Bloody Valentine, Pearl Jam, Weezer, R.E.M. and Richard David James.
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1997
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107,794
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1991
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55,733
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1998
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55,724
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1995
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46,495
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1991
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42,452
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1991
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25,568
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1995
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25,028
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1993
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24,547
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1993
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24,065
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1992
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23,750
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Best Albums of the 1990s composition

Year Albums %


1990 82 8%
1991 80 8%
1992 102 10%
1993 102 10%
1994 129 13%
1995 108 11%
1996 114 11%
1997 99 10%
1998 98 10%
1999 86 9%
Artist Albums %


The Flaming Lips 6 1%
Blur 6 1%
Tori Amos 5 1%
Pavement 5 1%
Stereolab 5 1%
Radiohead 5 1%
Green Day 5 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 546 55%
United Kingdom 252 25%
Canada 39 4%
Australia 28 3%
Mixed Nationality 21 2%
Ireland 17 2%
Sweden 15 2%
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Compilation? Albums %
No 981 98%
Yes 19 2%
Live? Albums %
No 986 99%
Yes 14 1%
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1. Kendrick Lamar
2. Kanye West
3. Arcade Fire
4. Tame Impala
5. Beach House
6. Frank Ocean
7. Sufjan Stevens
8. Radiohead
9. The National
10. Vampire Weekend
11. Bon Iver
12. Death Grips
13. Car Seat Headrest
14. The War On Drugs
15. David Bowie
16. Arctic Monkeys
17. The Black Keys
18. Fleet Foxes
19. Swans
20. Mark Kozelek
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