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.
19902,748134,363
19912,806258,467
19922,981170,016
19933,179190,981
19943,434286,599
19953,633219,026
19963,842186,947
19974,004262,878
19984,057195,005
19994,158183,640
Total34,8422,087,921

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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78,524
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1995
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33,839
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1995
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19,141
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1994
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17,196
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1990
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12,761
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1993
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12,451
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1996
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12,246
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1994
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12,225
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1998
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10,428
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1990
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Total albums: 257. Page 1 of 26

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 99 10%
1999 84 8%
Artist Albums %


Blur 6 1%
The Flaming Lips 6 1%
Suede 5 1%
Alice In Chains 5 1%
R.E.M. 5 1%
Aphex Twin 5 1%
Pearl Jam 5 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 546 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 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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