Best Albums of the 1990s

Listed below are the best albums of the 1990s as calculated from their overall rankings in over 46,000 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.
19902,418137,054
19912,478293,189
19922,645183,266
19932,742204,080
19942,997320,454
19953,133237,354
19963,307209,896
19973,298298,391
19983,204215,848
19993,447203,319
Total29,6692,302,850

The best artists of the 1990s were Radiohead, Nirvana, Neutral Milk Hotel, The Smashing Pumpkins, My Bloody Valentine, Oasis, Pearl Jam, Weezer, R.E.M. and Richard David James.
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1996
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3,323
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1996
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1997
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3,271
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1994
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3,245
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1996
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3,196
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1993
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3,194
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1996
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3,190
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1994
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3,171
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1993
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3,167
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1996
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3,153
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Total albums: 1,000. Page 11 of 100

Best Albums of the 1990s composition

Year Albums %


1990 83 8%
1991 82 8%
1992 102 10%
1993 100 10%
1994 128 13%
1995 109 11%
1996 117 12%
1997 102 10%
1998 94 9%
1999 83 8%
Artist Albums %


The Flaming Lips 6 1%
Blur 6 1%
Ween 5 1%
Pavement 5 1%
Stereolab 5 1%
Radiohead 5 1%
Suede 5 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 542 54%
United Kingdom 258 26%
Canada 38 4%
Australia 26 3%
Mixed Nationality 23 2%
Sweden 16 2%
Ireland 15 2%
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Compilation? Albums %
No 981 98%
Yes 19 2%
Live? Albums %
No 981 98%
Yes 19 2%
Soundtrack? Albums %
No 992 99%
Yes 8 1%
Best Artists of 2005
1. Sufjan Stevens
2. Gorillaz
3. Kanye West
4. Bloc Party
5. Sigur Rós
6. Bright Eyes
7. The National
8. Coldplay
9. Animal Collective
10. Porcupine Tree
11. Death Cab For Cutie
12. System Of A Down
13. Antony & The Johnsons
14. My Morning Jacket
15. The Mars Volta
16. LCD Soundsystem
17. Kate Bush
18. Sleater-Kinney
19. The Decemberists
20. The White Stripes
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