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.
19902,841133,339
19912,874256,476
19923,040168,423
19933,269190,198
19943,502283,734
19953,707216,022
19963,888184,579
19974,064257,328
19984,123192,879
19994,234181,058
Total35,5422,064,036

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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1996
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6,801
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1999
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1,567
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1994
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1,273
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1998
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1,106
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1994
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Best Albums of the 1990s composition

Year Albums %


1990 86 9%
1991 81 8%
1992 103 10%
1993 107 11%
1994 126 13%
1995 112 11%
1996 108 11%
1997 96 10%
1998 95 10%
1999 87 9%
Artist Albums %


Blur 6 1%
The Flaming Lips 6 1%
Radiohead 5 0%
Alice In Chains 5 0%
Tori Amos 5 0%
R.E.M. 5 0%
Pearl Jam 5 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 543 54%
United Kingdom 260 26%
Canada 41 4%
Mixed Nationality 27 3%
Australia 22 2%
Sweden 15 1%
Japan 13 1%
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Compilation? Albums %
No 983 98%
Yes 18 2%
Live? Albums %
No 982 98%
Yes 19 2%
Soundtrack? Albums %
No 991 99%
Yes 10 1%
Best Albums of the 1950s
1. Kind Of Blue by Miles Davis
2. Mingus Ah Um by Charles Mingus
3. Time Out by The Dave Brubeck Quartet
4. Blue Train by John Coltrane
5. Elvis Presley by Elvis Presley
6. In The Wee Small Hours by Frank Sinatra
7. Here's Little Richard by Little Richard
8. The Shape Of Jazz To Come by Ornette Coleman
9. Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers by Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers
10. Lady In Satin by Billie Holiday
11. Berry Is On Top by Chuck Berry
12. Songs For Swingin' Lovers! by Frank Sinatra
13. Brilliant Corners by Thelonious Monk
14. Somethin' Else by Cannonball Adderley
15. Saxophone Colossus by Sonny Rollins
16. Chet Baker Sings by Chet Baker
17. The "Chirping" Crickets by The Crickets
18. Buddy Holly by Buddy Holly
19. Birth Of The Cool by Miles Davis
20. Moanin' In The Moonlight by Howlin' Wolf
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