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.

Best albums by year or decade
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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.
19902,578137,202
19912,652274,164
19922,805175,359
19932,958197,122
19943,238302,269
19953,390227,903
19963,620196,589
Pinkerton (120th)by Weezer
19973,753279,860
19983,769204,477
19993,797192,843
Total32,5602,187,789

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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1995
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231
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1991
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230
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1999
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994.
Greatest Hits II 
Compilation
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1991
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230
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1997
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230
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1990
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230
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1995
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230
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1999
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230
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1992
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229
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Magnolia 
Soundtrack
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1999
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229
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Total albums: 1,000. Page 100 of 100

Best Albums of the 1990s composition

Year Albums %


1990 88 9%
1991 81 8%
1992 103 10%
1993 103 10%
1994 128 13%
1995 113 11%
1996 110 11%
1997 100 10%
1998 94 9%
1999 80 8%
Country Albums %


United States 540 54%
United Kingdom 256 26%
Canada 39 4%
Mixed Nationality 28 3%
Australia 24 2%
Sweden 17 2%
Japan 14 1%
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Compilation? Albums %
No 980 98%
Yes 20 2%
Live? Albums %
No 980 98%
Yes 20 2%
Soundtrack? Albums %
No 988 99%
Yes 12 1%
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