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.
19902,771133,340
19912,836256,423
19923,000168,563
19933,207189,725
19943,466284,315
19953,664216,879
19963,867185,580
19974,036260,204
19984,089193,833
19994,205181,601
Total35,1412,070,463

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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Year of Release:
1991
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42,014
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Year of Release:
1991
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33,839
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1991
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20,093
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Year of Release:
1991
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13,744
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1991
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12,969
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1991
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11,012
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1991
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9,264
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1991
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8,741
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1991
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7,220
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1991
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5,455
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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%
Pearl Jam 5 1%
Aphex Twin 5 1%
The Smashing Pumpkins 5 1%
Stereolab 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 Ever Artists
1. The Beatles
2. Radiohead
3. Pink Floyd
4. David Bowie
5. Bob Dylan
6. Led Zeppelin
7. The Rolling Stones
8. Arcade Fire
9. The Velvet Underground
10. Kendrick Lamar
11. Nirvana
12. Neil Young
13. The Smiths
14. Miles Davis
15. The Beach Boys
16. Kanye West
17. Pixies
18. R.E.M.
19. Jimi Hendrix
20. Bruce Springsteen
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