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.
19902,795133,554
19912,846257,607
19923,012168,736
19933,228190,567
19943,480284,520
19953,686216,458
19963,880185,142
19974,045258,625
19984,101192,964
19994,225181,594
Total35,2982,069,768

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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4,560
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1994
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3,629
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1996
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2,155
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1990
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2,068
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1998
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1,208
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1992
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979
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1990
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753
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1990
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595
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1999
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587
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1996
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460
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Best Albums of the 1990s composition

Year Albums %


1990 87 9%
1991 81 8%
1992 103 10%
1993 107 11%
1994 124 12%
1995 112 11%
1996 110 11%
1997 97 10%
1998 93 9%
1999 87 9%
Artist Albums %


Blur 6 1%
The Flaming Lips 6 1%
Beck 5 0%
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds 5 0%
Stereolab 5 0%
Pavement 5 0%
Radiohead 5 0%
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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 983 98%
Yes 18 2%
Live? Albums %
No 983 98%
Yes 18 2%
Soundtrack? Albums %
No 990 99%
Yes 11 1%
Best Ever Albums
1. OK Computer by Radiohead
2. The Dark Side Of The Moon by Pink Floyd
3. Abbey Road by The Beatles
4. Revolver by The Beatles
5. Kid A by Radiohead
6. In Rainbows by Radiohead
7. Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band by The Beatles
8. Wish You Were Here by Pink Floyd
9. The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From Mars by David Bowie
10. The Velvet Underground & Nico by The Velvet Underground & Nico
11. Pet Sounds by The Beach Boys
12. Untitled (Led Zeppelin IV) by Led Zeppelin
13. The Beatles (The White Album) by The Beatles
14. Nevermind by Nirvana
15. Funeral by Arcade Fire
16. In The Aeroplane Over The Sea by Neutral Milk Hotel
17. The Queen Is Dead by The Smiths
18. Doolittle by Pixies
19. To Pimp A Butterfly by Kendrick Lamar
20. London Calling by The Clash
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