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.
19902,215133,710
19912,268299,602
19922,398184,743
19932,499204,899
19942,706323,182
19952,735239,646
19962,867208,045
19972,869305,564
19982,901216,949
19993,127203,543
Total26,5852,319,884

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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1991
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15,680
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1997
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15,329
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1992
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14,626
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1996
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14,557
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1993
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14,502
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1993
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13,826
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1990
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13,761
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1997
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13,300
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1996
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13,008
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1994
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12,589
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Total albums: 1,000. Page 3 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 109 11%
1996 114 11%
1997 99 10%
1998 96 10%
1999 87 9%
Artist Albums %


The Flaming Lips 6 1%
Blur 6 1%
Manic Street Preachers 5 1%
Aphex Twin 5 1%
Bad Religion 5 1%
Pavement 5 1%
Tori Amos 5 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 547 55%
United Kingdom 251 25%
Canada 40 4%
Australia 28 3%
Mixed Nationality 21 2%
Ireland 17 2%
Sweden 15 2%
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Compilation? Albums %
No 980 98%
Yes 20 2%
Live? Albums %
No 986 99%
Yes 14 1%
Best Albums of 1964
1. A Hard Day's Night by The Beatles
2. Getz/Gilberto by Stan Getz & João Gilberto
3. The Times They Are A-Changin' by Bob Dylan
4. Out To Lunch! by Eric Dolphy
5. Beatles For Sale by The Beatles
6. Another Side Of Bob Dylan by Bob Dylan
7. Presenting The Fabulous Ronettes Featuring Veronica by The Ronettes
8. Kinks by The Kinks
9. "Live" At The Star-Club, Hamburg by Jerry Lee Lewis
10. Ain't That Good News by Sam Cooke
11. Meet The Beatles! by The Beatles
12. The Sidewinder by Lee Morgan
13. Where Did Our Love Go by The Supremes
14. Folk Singer by Muddy Waters
15. Empyrean Isles by Herbie Hancock
16. Song For My Father by Horace Silver Quintet
17. Pain In My Heart by Otis Redding
18. The Rolling Stones by The Rolling Stones
19. Dust Bowl Ballads by Woody Guthrie
20. The Animals by The Animals
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