Best Albums of the 1990s

Listed below are the best albums of the 1990s as calculated from their overall rankings in over 53,000 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.
19902,835133,365
19912,868256,601
19923,037168,466
19933,264190,213
19943,501283,987
19953,706215,952
19963,887184,604
19974,061257,479
19984,121192,843
19994,232181,004
Total35,5122,064,515

The best artists of the 1990s were Radiohead, Nirvana, Neutral Milk Hotel, The Smashing Pumpkins, My Bloody Valentine, Oasis, Pearl Jam, R.E.M., Weezer and Nick Cave.
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1994
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3,000
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1996
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2,991
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1996
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2,934
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1992
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2,930
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1990
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2,928
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1991
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2,807
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1995
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2,806
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1994
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2,781
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1990
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2,753
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1998
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2,746
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Total albums: 1,000. Page 11 of 100

Best Albums of the 1990s composition

Year Albums %


1990 89 9%
1991 83 8%
1992 102 10%
1993 109 11%
1994 126 13%
1995 112 11%
1996 109 11%
1997 96 10%
1998 94 9%
1999 87 9%
Artist Albums %


Blur 6 1%
The Flaming Lips 6 1%
Suede 5 0%
Beck 5 0%
Pavement 5 0%
Stereolab 5 0%
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds 5 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 546 54%
United Kingdom 260 26%
Canada 40 4%
Mixed Nationality 27 3%
Australia 22 2%
Sweden 15 1%
Japan 13 1%
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Compilation? Albums %
No 989 98%
Yes 18 2%
Live? Albums %
No 988 98%
Yes 19 2%
Soundtrack? Albums %
No 997 99%
Yes 10 1%
Best Ever Artists
1. The Beatles
2. Radiohead
3. Pink Floyd
4. David Bowie
5. Bob Dylan
6. Led Zeppelin
7. The Rolling Stones
8. Arcade Fire
9. The Velvet Underground
10. Nirvana
11. Kendrick Lamar
12. Neil Young
13. The Smiths
14. Miles Davis
15. The Beach Boys
16. Kanye West
17. Pixies
18. R.E.M.
19. Jimi Hendrix
20. Bruce Springsteen
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