Best Albums of the 1990s

Listed below are the best albums of the 1990s as calculated from their overall rankings in over 45,000 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.
19902,361135,660
19912,399297,574
19922,573184,715
19932,658205,689
19942,910323,401
19953,033240,391
19963,181212,293
19973,120302,499
19983,109217,928
19993,355205,789
Total28,6992,325,938

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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1992
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1993
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1990
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234
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1990
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1998
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233
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Total albums: 1,000. Page 100 of 100

Best Albums of the 1990s composition

Year Albums %


1990 81 8%
1991 81 8%
1992 101 10%
1993 99 10%
1994 130 13%
1995 109 11%
1996 115 12%
1997 103 10%
1998 97 10%
1999 84 8%
Country Albums %


United States 543 54%
United Kingdom 251 25%
Canada 41 4%
Australia 27 3%
Mixed Nationality 23 2%
Sweden 16 2%
Ireland 16 2%
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Compilation? Albums %
No 983 98%
Yes 17 2%
Live? Albums %
No 984 98%
Yes 16 2%
Soundtrack? Albums %
No 992 99%
Yes 8 1%
Best Albums of the 1970s
1. The Dark Side Of The Moon by Pink Floyd
2. Wish You Were Here by Pink Floyd
3. The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From Mars by David Bowie
4. Untitled (Led Zeppelin IV) by Led Zeppelin
5. London Calling by The Clash
6. The Wall by Pink Floyd
7. Rumours by Fleetwood Mac
8. Unknown Pleasures by Joy Division
9. Animals by Pink Floyd
10. Who's Next by The Who
11. Exile On Main St. by The Rolling Stones
12. Blood On The Tracks by Bob Dylan
13. Hunky Dory by David Bowie
14. Marquee Moon by Television
15. Pink Moon by Nick Drake
16. Low by David Bowie
17. Sticky Fingers by The Rolling Stones
18. Born To Run by Bruce Springsteen
19. Paranoid by Black Sabbath
20. What's Going On by Marvin Gaye
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