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.
19902,750134,383
19912,807258,364
19922,987170,186
19933,182191,111
19943,435286,683
19953,634219,010
19963,843187,221
19974,004262,859
19984,061194,904
19994,164183,754
Total34,8672,088,476

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:
1992
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20,701
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Year of Release:
1992
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12,020
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1992
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7,962
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Year of Release:
1992
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Rank Score:
7,872
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1992
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7,386
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Year of Release:
1992
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Rank Score:
4,086
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1992
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Rank Score:
3,393
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Year of Release:
1992
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Rank Score:
2,909
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1992
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2,471
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1992
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2,389
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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 98 10%
1999 85 9%
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%
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