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.
19902,774133,332
19912,837256,344
19923,000168,521
19933,207189,684
19943,466284,232
19953,665216,844
19963,867185,538
19974,037260,122
19984,089193,785
19994,205181,567
Total35,1472,069,969

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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1994
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9,766
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1999
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5,686
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1992
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1,181
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1996
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779
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1998
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741
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1991
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715
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1998
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596
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1991
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572
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1995
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460
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1995
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Best Albums of the 1990s composition

Year Albums %


1990 86 9%
1991 81 8%
1992 103 10%
1993 106 11%
1994 125 13%
1995 111 11%
1996 109 11%
1997 96 10%
1998 98 10%
1999 85 9%
Artist Albums %


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


United States 547 55%
United Kingdom 257 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 983 98%
Yes 17 2%
Soundtrack? Albums %
No 989 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. Frank Zappa
15. Pink Floyd
16. The Doors
17. The Mothers Of Invention
18. Big Brother And The Holding Company
19. Os Mutantes
20. Cream
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