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.
19902,394136,803
19912,433296,917
19922,606183,851
19932,699205,620
19942,951322,865
19953,090239,562
19963,251211,927
19973,193301,518
19983,150217,824
19993,392205,233
Total29,1592,322,120

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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1994
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1991
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234
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Total albums: 1,000. Page 100 of 100

Best Albums of the 1990s composition

Year Albums %


1990 82 8%
1991 81 8%
1992 101 10%
1993 98 10%
1994 130 13%
1995 108 11%
1996 118 12%
1997 101 10%
1998 97 10%
1999 84 8%
Artist Albums %


The Flaming Lips 6 1%
Blur 6 1%
Suede 5 1%
Pearl Jam 5 1%
The Smashing Pumpkins 5 1%
Sonic Youth 5 1%
Beck 5 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 545 55%
United Kingdom 252 25%
Canada 38 4%
Australia 27 3%
Mixed Nationality 24 2%
Ireland 16 2%
Sweden 15 2%
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Compilation? Albums %
No 981 98%
Yes 19 2%
Live? Albums %
No 983 98%
Yes 17 2%
Soundtrack? Albums %
No 991 99%
Yes 9 1%
Best Artists of the 1980s
1. The Smiths
2. Pixies
3. Prince
4. The Cure
5. Talking Heads
6. U2
7. Metallica
8. The Stone Roses
9. R.E.M.
10. Kate Bush
11. Sonic Youth
12. Bruce Springsteen
13. Michael Jackson
14. Tom Waits
15. Joy Division
16. Prince And The Revolution
17. Iron Maiden
18. New Order
19. Rush
20. Talk Talk
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