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.
19902,770133,340
19912,833256,521
19922,999168,624
19933,206189,737
19943,465284,366
19953,663217,021
19963,866185,701
19974,035260,481
19984,088193,897
19994,205181,702
Total35,1302,071,391

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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1996
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12,041
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1996
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11,835
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1996
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10,313
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1996
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Rank Score:
6,867
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1996
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6,825
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1996
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5,371
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1996
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4,529
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Year of Release:
1996
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3,023
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1996
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2,981
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Total albums: 109. Page 1 of 11

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%
Pavement 5 1%
Tori Amos 5 1%
Manic Street Preachers 5 1%
Radiohead 5 1%
Sonic Youth 5 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 546 55%
United Kingdom 258 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 982 98%
Yes 18 2%
Soundtrack? Albums %
No 989 99%
Yes 11 1%
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