Best Albums of the 1990s

Listed below are the best albums of the 1990s as calculated from their overall rankings in over 42,000 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.
19902,235135,210
19912,277301,583
19922,416185,247
19932,529204,945
19942,764325,526
19952,802240,933
19962,920210,343
19972,907306,003
19982,949217,753
19993,172206,020
Total26,9712,333,564

The best artists of the 1990s were Radiohead, Nirvana, Neutral Milk Hotel, The Smashing Pumpkins, Oasis, My Bloody Valentine, Pearl Jam, Weezer, R.E.M. and Richard David James.
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1994
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10,992
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1992
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9,701
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1995
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2,608
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1997
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1,061
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1999
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769
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Best Albums of the 1990s composition

Year Albums %


1990 81 8%
1991 80 8%
1992 102 10%
1993 101 10%
1994 129 13%
1995 110 11%
1996 115 12%
1997 100 10%
1998 95 10%
1999 87 9%
Artist Albums %


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


United States 545 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 982 98%
Yes 18 2%
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. Highway 61 Revisited by Bob Dylan
8. Rubber Soul by The Beatles
9. In The Court Of The Crimson King by King Crimson
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. Led Zeppelin by Led Zeppelin
15. Astral Weeks by Van Morrison
16. Let It Bleed by The Rolling Stones
17. Forever Changes by Love
18. Electric Ladyland by The Jimi Hendrix Experience
19. A Love Supreme by John Coltrane
20. Magical Mystery Tour by The Beatles
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