Best Albums of the 1990s

Listed below are the best albums of the 1990s as calculated from their overall rankings in over 51,000 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.
19902,730134,890
19912,769261,981
19922,945170,553
19933,142192,027
19943,404291,673
19953,593222,137
19963,800189,072
19973,977266,357
19984,004197,193
19994,098185,844
Total34,4622,111,726

The best artists of the 1990s were Radiohead, Nirvana (US), Neutral Milk Hotel, The Smashing Pumpkins, My Bloody Valentine, Oasis, Pearl Jam, R.E.M., Weezer and Richard David James.
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Total albums: 1,000. Page 100 of 100

Best Albums of the 1990s composition

Year Albums %


1990 85 9%
1991 80 8%
1992 102 10%
1993 103 10%
1994 125 13%
1995 113 11%
1996 109 11%
1997 98 10%
1998 100 10%
1999 85 9%
Artist Albums %


The Flaming Lips 6 1%
Blur 6 1%
Stereolab 5 1%
Alice In Chains 5 1%
R.E.M. 5 1%
Pearl Jam 5 1%
The Smashing Pumpkins 5 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 545 55%
United Kingdom 257 26%
Canada 42 4%
Mixed Nationality 27 3%
Australia 21 2%
Sweden 14 1%
Japan 13 1%
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Compilation? Albums %
No 982 98%
Yes 18 2%
Live? Albums %
No 982 98%
Yes 18 2%
Soundtrack? Albums %
No 989 99%
Yes 11 1%
Best Artists of the 1980s
1. The Smiths
2. Pixies
3. Prince
4. The Cure
5. Talking Heads
6. U2
7. Metallica
8. Kate Bush
9. R.E.M.
10. The Stone Roses
11. Sonic Youth
12. Michael Jackson
13. Bruce Springsteen
14. Iron Maiden
15. Tom Waits
16. Prince And The Revolution
17. Joy Division
18. New Order
19. Talk Talk
20. Rush (CA)
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