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.
19902,388137,016
19912,424297,096
19922,600183,926
19932,696205,636
19942,942323,118
19953,079240,362
19963,244212,462
19973,158301,852
19983,130218,091
19993,377204,900
Total29,0382,324,460

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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1994
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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 102 10%
1993 99 10%
1994 130 13%
1995 108 11%
1996 117 12%
1997 102 10%
1998 97 10%
1999 83 8%
Artist Albums %


The Flaming Lips 6 1%
Blur 6 1%
Radiohead 5 1%
Green Day 5 1%
Tori Amos 5 1%
Alice In Chains 5 1%
Pearl Jam 5 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 546 55%
United Kingdom 253 25%
Canada 39 4%
Australia 26 3%
Mixed Nationality 23 2%
Ireland 15 2%
Sweden 15 2%
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Compilation? Albums %
No 982 98%
Yes 18 2%
Live? Albums %
No 983 98%
Yes 17 2%
Soundtrack? Albums %
No 992 99%
Yes 8 1%
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