Best Albums of the 1990s

Listed below are the best albums of the 1990s as calculated from their overall rankings in over 52,000 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.
19902,750134,331
19912,809258,239
19922,990170,146
19933,183191,061
19943,435286,515
19953,637218,951
19963,843187,206
19974,004262,749
19984,061194,826
19994,165183,671
Total34,8772,087,694

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 Richard David James.
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1992
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7,867
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1994
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3,387
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Year of Release:
1990
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1,375
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1995
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1,032
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1996
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823
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Best Albums of the 1990s composition

Year Albums %


1990 86 9%
1991 80 8%
1992 102 10%
1993 106 11%
1994 125 13%
1995 111 11%
1996 111 11%
1997 96 10%
1998 98 10%
1999 85 9%
Country Albums %


United States 547 55%
United Kingdom 257 26%
Canada 40 4%
Mixed Nationality 27 3%
Australia 21 2%
Sweden 14 1%
Japan 13 1%
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Compilation? Albums %
No 982 98%
Yes 18 2%
Live? Albums %
No 983 98%
Yes 17 2%
Soundtrack? Albums %
No 989 99%
Yes 11 1%
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2. Madvillainy by Madvillain
3. American Idiot by Green Day
4. The College Dropout by Kanye West
5. Hot Fuss by The Killers (US)
6. Franz Ferdinand by Franz Ferdinand
7. Good News For People Who Love Bad News by Modest Mouse
8. Antics by Interpol
9. Mm.. Food by MF DOOM
10. Hopes And Fears by Keane
11. The Milk-Eyed Mender by Joanna Newsom
12. Abattoir Blues/The Lyre Of Orpheus by Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds
13. Brian Wilson Presents Smile by Brian Wilson
14. Seven Swans by Sufjan Stevens
15. A Ghost Is Born by Wilco
16. Sung Tongs by Animal Collective
17. Three Cheers For Sweet Revenge by My Chemical Romance
18. Our Endless Numbered Days by Iron & Wine
19. The Libertines by The Libertines
20. From A Basement On The Hill by Elliott Smith
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