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.
19902,791133,739
19912,844257,715
19923,006168,790
19933,226190,839
19943,480284,716
19953,680216,867
19963,880185,215
19974,043259,057
19984,100193,377
19994,223181,723
Total35,2732,072,037

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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76,283
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1991
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42,294
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1998
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39,205
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1991
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33,823
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1995
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33,075
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1992
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20,437
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1991
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20,329
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1993
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19,562
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1993
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19,374
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1994
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19,284
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Best Albums of the 1990s composition

Year Albums %


1990 86 9%
1991 81 8%
1992 102 10%
1993 108 11%
1994 124 12%
1995 112 11%
1996 110 11%
1997 97 10%
1998 93 9%
1999 87 9%
Country Albums %


United States 541 54%
United Kingdom 259 26%
Canada 41 4%
Mixed Nationality 28 3%
Australia 23 2%
Sweden 14 1%
Japan 13 1%
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Compilation? Albums %
No 982 98%
Yes 18 2%
Live? Albums %
No 982 98%
Yes 18 2%
Soundtrack? Albums %
No 989 99%
Yes 11 1%
Best Artists of 1998
1. Neutral Milk Hotel
2. Massive Attack
3. Air
4. OutKast
5. Lauryn Hill
6. Boards Of Canada
7. Elliott Smith
8. Mercury Rev
9. Eels
10. Madonna
11. Placebo
12. Lucinda Williams
13. The Smashing Pumpkins
14. Refused
15. Belle And Sebastian
16. Pulp
17. Tortoise
18. Black Star
19. Pearl Jam
20. Queens Of The Stone Age
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