Best Albums of the 1990s

Listed below are the best albums of the 1990s as calculated from their overall rankings in over 47,000 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.
19902,562137,645
19912,640276,582
19922,798176,498
19932,943197,798
19943,222304,805
19953,370228,494
19963,588197,635
19973,708281,209
19983,659206,694
19993,699194,463
Total32,1892,201,824

The best artists of the 1990s were Radiohead, Nirvana (US), Neutral Milk Hotel, The Smashing Pumpkins, My Bloody Valentine, Oasis, Pearl Jam, Weezer, R.E.M. and Richard David James.
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1999
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Magnolia 
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230
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Total albums: 1,000. Page 100 of 100

Best Albums of the 1990s composition

Year Albums %


1990 87 9%
1991 80 8%
1992 103 10%
1993 104 10%
1994 126 13%
1995 112 11%
1996 109 11%
1997 103 10%
1998 95 10%
1999 81 8%
Artist Albums %


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


United States 541 54%
United Kingdom 259 26%
Canada 39 4%
Mixed Nationality 26 3%
Australia 24 2%
Sweden 17 2%
Japan 14 1%
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Compilation? Albums %
No 981 98%
Yes 19 2%
Live? Albums %
No 980 98%
Yes 20 2%
Soundtrack? Albums %
No 990 99%
Yes 10 1%
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