Best Albums of the 1990s

Listed below are the best albums of the 1990s as calculated from their overall rankings in over 41,000 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.
19902,214133,586
19912,267299,702
19922,398184,541
19932,501204,501
19942,708322,988
19952,745239,209
19962,871207,928
19972,870305,194
19982,905216,841
19993,128203,478
Total26,6072,317,969

The best artists of the 1990s were Radiohead, Nirvana, Neutral Milk Hotel, The Smashing Pumpkins, Oasis, My Bloody Valentine, Weezer, Pearl Jam, R.E.M. and Richard David James.
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1994
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23,576
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1999
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22,909
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1994
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21,997
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1994
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20,110
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1995
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19,989
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1994
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19,975
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1991
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17,296
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1996
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16,697
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1994
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15,876
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1999
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15,837
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Total albums: 1,000. Page 2 of 100

Best Albums of the 1990s composition

Year Albums %


1990 82 8%
1991 80 8%
1992 102 10%
1993 102 10%
1994 129 13%
1995 108 11%
1996 114 11%
1997 99 10%
1998 98 10%
1999 86 9%
Country Albums %


United States 546 55%
United Kingdom 252 25%
Canada 39 4%
Australia 28 3%
Mixed Nationality 21 2%
Ireland 17 2%
Sweden 15 2%
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Compilation? Albums %
No 981 98%
Yes 19 2%
Live? Albums %
No 986 99%
Yes 14 1%
Best Artists of 1964
1. The Beatles
2. Bob Dylan
3. Stan Getz & João Gilberto
4. Eric Dolphy
5. The Ronettes
6. The Rolling Stones
7. The Kinks
8. Jerry Lee Lewis
9. Sam Cooke
10. The Supremes
11. Diana Ross & The Supremes
12. Lee Morgan
13. Muddy Waters
14. The Beach Boys
15. Herbie Hancock
16. Wayne Shorter
17. Horace Silver
18. Horace Silver Quintet
19. Otis Redding
20. Woody Guthrie
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