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.
19902,749134,371
19912,805258,444
19922,984170,005
19933,180190,974
19943,435286,611
19953,633219,036
19963,843186,982
19974,004262,843
19984,057195,002
19994,159183,709
Total34,8492,087,977

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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1997
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6,266
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1995
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5,247
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1999
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2,289
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1992
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1,917
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1990
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1,255
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1998
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915
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1992
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900
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1992
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763
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1998
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725
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1991
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718
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Best Albums of the 1990s composition

Year Albums %


1990 86 9%
1991 80 8%
1992 103 10%
1993 106 11%
1994 125 13%
1995 111 11%
1996 112 11%
1997 96 10%
1998 99 10%
1999 84 8%
Artist Albums %


Blur 6 1%
The Flaming Lips 6 1%
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds 5 0%
Sonic Youth 5 0%
Suede 5 0%
Beck 5 0%
Pavement 5 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 548 55%
United Kingdom 257 26%
Canada 41 4%
Mixed Nationality 27 3%
Australia 21 2%
Sweden 14 1%
Japan 13 1%
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Compilation? Albums %
No 984 98%
Yes 18 2%
Live? Albums %
No 984 98%
Yes 18 2%
Soundtrack? Albums %
No 991 99%
Yes 11 1%
Best Artists of 1968
1. The Beatles
2. Jimi Hendrix
3. The Jimi Hendrix Experience
4. Van Morrison
5. The Zombies
6. The Kinks
7. The Velvet Underground
8. The Rolling Stones
9. The Band
10. Simon & Garfunkel
11. Johnny Cash
12. The Byrds
13. Aretha Franklin
14. Pink Floyd
15. Frank Zappa
16. The Doors
17. The Mothers Of Invention
18. Big Brother And The Holding Company
19. Os Mutantes
20. Cream
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