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.
19902,796133,534
19912,846257,645
19923,012168,794
19933,228190,497
19943,481284,386
19953,686216,425
19963,880185,090
19974,045258,664
19984,101193,040
19994,226181,423
Total35,3012,069,499

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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1992
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7,224
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1996
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2,489
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1994
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2,189
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1995
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926
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1997
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307
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Best Albums of the 1990s composition

Year Albums %


1990 87 9%
1991 81 8%
1992 102 10%
1993 106 11%
1994 125 13%
1995 112 11%
1996 110 11%
1997 97 10%
1998 93 9%
1999 87 9%
Country Albums %


United States 543 54%
United Kingdom 259 26%
Canada 41 4%
Mixed Nationality 28 3%
Australia 22 2%
Sweden 14 1%
Japan 13 1%
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Compilation? Albums %
No 981 98%
Yes 19 2%
Live? Albums %
No 981 98%
Yes 19 2%
Soundtrack? Albums %
No 989 99%
Yes 11 1%
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