Best Albums of the 1990s

Listed below are the best albums of the 1990s as calculated from their overall rankings in over 39,000 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.
19902,149191,519
19912,191491,664
19922,312288,081
19932,387310,195
19942,578505,374
19952,600379,678
19962,775314,319
19972,771491,863
19982,806336,191
19993,002307,327
Total25,5713,616,212

The best artists of the 1990s were Radiohead, Nirvana, Neutral Milk Hotel, Oasis, The Smashing Pumpkins, Pearl Jam, My Bloody Valentine, Weezer, R.E.M. and Jeff Buckley.
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1996
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14,943
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1999
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2,798
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1994
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2,736
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1998
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2,421
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1994
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Best Albums of the 1990s composition

Year Albums %


1990 82 8%
1991 83 8%
1992 98 10%
1993 102 10%
1994 126 13%
1995 108 11%
1996 112 11%
1997 100 10%
1998 101 10%
1999 88 9%
Artist Albums %


The Flaming Lips 6 1%
Blur 6 1%
Ween 5 1%
Manic Street Preachers 5 1%
Pearl Jam 5 1%
Beck 5 1%
Alice In Chains 5 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 547 55%
United Kingdom 253 25%
Canada 36 4%
Australia 25 3%
Mixed Nationality 24 2%
Sweden 19 2%
Norway 14 1%
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