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.
19902,784133,456
19912,839256,043
19923,000168,296
19933,210189,711
19943,468283,770
19953,669216,739
19963,868185,276
19974,040259,811
19984,092193,503
19994,208181,494
Total35,1782,068,099

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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Year of Release:
1994
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7,887
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1999
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4,478
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100.
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1997
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2,986
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1993
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2,405
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1995
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1,556
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534.
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Year of Release:
1991
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493
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Best Albums of the 1990s composition

Year Albums %


1990 86 9%
1991 81 8%
1992 104 10%
1993 107 11%
1994 125 13%
1995 111 11%
1996 109 11%
1997 96 10%
1998 96 10%
1999 85 9%
Artist Albums %


Blur 6 1%
The Flaming Lips 6 1%
Stereolab 5 1%
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds 5 1%
Suede 5 1%
Beck 5 1%
Pavement 5 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 545 55%
United Kingdom 258 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 982 98%
Yes 18 2%
Soundtrack? Albums %
No 989 99%
Yes 11 1%
Best Artists of 1977
1. Fleetwood Mac
2. David Bowie
3. Pink Floyd
4. Television
5. Sex Pistols
6. Steely Dan
7. Billy Joel
8. Bob Marley & The Wailers
9. Bob Marley
10. The Clash
11. Iggy Pop
12. Kraftwerk
13. Wire
14. Ramones
15. Elvis Costello
16. Electric Light Orchestra
17. Talking Heads
18. Meat Loaf
19. Suicide
20. Fela Kuti
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