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.
19902,795133,554
19912,846257,607
19923,012168,736
19933,228190,567
19943,480284,520
19953,686216,458
19963,880185,142
19974,045258,625
19984,101192,964
19994,225181,594
Total35,2982,069,768

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 Nick Cave.
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1999
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224
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1995
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1996
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223
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1997
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223
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1998
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222
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1990
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222
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1996
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222
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1990
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221
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1992
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221
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1993
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Best Albums of the 1990s composition

Year Albums %


1990 87 9%
1991 81 8%
1992 103 10%
1993 107 11%
1994 124 12%
1995 112 11%
1996 110 11%
1997 97 10%
1998 93 9%
1999 87 9%
Artist Albums %


Blur 6 1%
The Flaming Lips 6 1%
Beck 5 0%
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds 5 0%
Stereolab 5 0%
Pavement 5 0%
Radiohead 5 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 543 54%
United Kingdom 259 26%
Canada 41 4%
Mixed Nationality 28 3%
Australia 22 2%
Sweden 14 1%
Japan 13 1%
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Compilation? Albums %
No 983 98%
Yes 18 2%
Live? Albums %
No 983 98%
Yes 18 2%
Soundtrack? Albums %
No 990 99%
Yes 11 1%
Best Albums of the 1960s
1. Abbey Road by The Beatles
2. Revolver by The Beatles
3. Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band by The Beatles
4. The Velvet Underground & Nico by The Velvet Underground & Nico
5. Pet Sounds by The Beach Boys
6. The Beatles (The White Album) by The Beatles
7. In The Court Of The Crimson King (An Observation By King Crimson) by King Crimson
8. Highway 61 Revisited by Bob Dylan
9. Rubber Soul by The Beatles
10. The Doors by The Doors
11. Blonde On Blonde by Bob Dylan
12. Are You Experienced by The Jimi Hendrix Experience
13. Led Zeppelin II by Led Zeppelin
14. Electric Ladyland by The Jimi Hendrix Experience
15. Let It Bleed by The Rolling Stones
16. Led Zeppelin by Led Zeppelin
17. Astral Weeks by Van Morrison
18. Forever Changes by Love
19. A Love Supreme by John Coltrane
20. Magical Mystery Tour by The Beatles
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