Best Albums of the 1990s

Listed below are the best albums of the 1990s as calculated from their overall rankings in over 44,000 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.
19902,433136,953
19912,501290,777
19922,652182,744
19932,771203,306
19943,019319,248
19953,162235,925
19963,331209,943
19973,334295,741
19983,261215,105
19993,466203,396
Total29,9302,293,138

The best artists of the 1990s were Radiohead, Nirvana, Neutral Milk Hotel, The Smashing Pumpkins, My Bloody Valentine, Oasis, Weezer, Pearl Jam, R.E.M. and Richard David James.
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1994
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22,408
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1999
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21,966
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1994
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21,580
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1994
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20,722
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1994
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19,284
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1995
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19,001
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1991
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16,850
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1996
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16,365
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1997
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15,436
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1999
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15,218
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Total albums: 1,000. Page 2 of 100

Best Albums of the 1990s composition

Year Albums %


1990 83 8%
1991 77 8%
1992 103 10%
1993 100 10%
1994 126 13%
1995 112 11%
1996 115 12%
1997 102 10%
1998 95 10%
1999 87 9%
Artist Albums %


The Flaming Lips 6 1%
Blur 6 1%
Ween 5 1%
Pearl Jam 5 1%
Alice In Chains 5 1%
The Smashing Pumpkins 5 1%
Stereolab 5 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 548 55%
United Kingdom 257 26%
Canada 37 4%
Australia 26 3%
Mixed Nationality 22 2%
Sweden 16 2%
Ireland 15 2%
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Compilation? Albums %
No 980 98%
Yes 20 2%
Live? Albums %
No 981 98%
Yes 19 2%
Soundtrack? Albums %
No 992 99%
Yes 8 1%
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