Best Albums of the 1990s

Listed below are the best albums of the 1990s as calculated from their overall rankings in over 40,000 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.
19902,165133,144
19912,211301,572
19922,325186,644
19932,423207,589
19942,624322,863
19952,629239,756
19962,801207,697
19972,795306,458
19982,821216,761
19993,024202,717
Total25,8182,325,201

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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1991
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42,829
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1991
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15,874
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1994
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1,834
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1990
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1,569
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1993
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1,429
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364.
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1997
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882
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1993
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802
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1996
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469
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1995
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377
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1999
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342
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Total albums: 14. Page 1 of 2

Best Albums of the 1990s composition

Year Albums %


1990 80 8%
1991 81 8%
1992 103 10%
1993 103 10%
1994 125 13%
1995 113 11%
1996 113 11%
1997 102 10%
1998 96 10%
1999 84 8%
Artist Albums %


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


United States 543 54%
United Kingdom 255 26%
Canada 39 4%
Australia 28 3%
Mixed Nationality 21 2%
Sweden 17 2%
Ireland 14 1%
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