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.

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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.
19902,551137,585
19912,626276,848
19922,779176,714
19932,922198,488
19943,207306,002
19953,343227,229
19963,558198,485
19973,668281,766
19983,557207,157
19993,672194,792
Total31,8832,205,067

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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1991
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1992
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230
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1990
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230
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Total albums: 1,000. Page 100 of 100

Best Albums of the 1990s composition

Year Albums %


1990 87 9%
1991 79 8%
1992 103 10%
1993 102 10%
1994 126 13%
1995 113 11%
1996 112 11%
1997 102 10%
1998 95 10%
1999 81 8%
Artist Albums %


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


United States 542 54%
United Kingdom 259 26%
Canada 38 4%
Mixed Nationality 27 3%
Australia 24 2%
Sweden 18 2%
Japan 14 1%
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Compilation? Albums %
No 981 98%
Yes 19 2%
Live? Albums %
No 981 98%
Yes 19 2%
Soundtrack? Albums %
No 990 99%
Yes 10 1%
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