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.
19902,234135,079
19912,277301,715
19922,416185,187
19932,528204,987
19942,763325,559
19952,802240,988
19962,920210,325
19972,906306,140
19982,949217,716
19993,172206,069
Total26,9672,333,765

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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1997
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5,434
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1994
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3,887
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1996
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2,677
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1990
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1,967
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1998
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1,786
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1991
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1,709
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1992
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1,129
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1990
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945
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1993
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870
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1999
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714
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Total albums: 28. Page 1 of 3

Best Albums of the 1990s composition

Year Albums %


1990 81 8%
1991 81 8%
1992 102 10%
1993 101 10%
1994 127 13%
1995 110 11%
1996 115 12%
1997 100 10%
1998 96 10%
1999 87 9%
Artist Albums %


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


United States 544 54%
United Kingdom 252 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 1975
1. Wish You Were Here by Pink Floyd
2. Blood On The Tracks by Bob Dylan
3. Born To Run by Bruce Springsteen
4. A Night At The Opera by Queen
5. Physical Graffiti by Led Zeppelin
6. Another Green World by Brian Eno
7. Horses by Patti Smith
8. Tonight's The Night by Neil Young
9. Fleetwood Mac (1975) by Fleetwood Mac
10. Toys In The Attic by Aerosmith
11. Mothership Connection by Parliament
12. The Hissing Of Summer Lawns by Joni Mitchell
13. Captain Fantastic And The Brown Dirt Cowboy by Elton John
14. The Köln Concert by Keith Jarrett
15. The Basement Tapes by Bob Dylan & The Band
16. Young Americans by David Bowie
17. Sabotage by Black Sabbath
18. Zuma by Neil Young & Crazy Horse
19. Expensive Shit by Fela Kuti & Africa 70
20. Ommadawn by Mike Oldfield
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