Best Albums of the 1990s

Listed below are the best albums of the 1990s as calculated from their overall rankings in over 43,000 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.
19902,277135,757
19912,311300,870
19922,464186,327
19932,562205,214
19942,822325,671
19952,907241,536
19963,034211,211
19972,971305,136
19982,998217,806
19993,224205,939
Total27,5702,335,469

The best artists of the 1990s were Radiohead, Nirvana, Neutral Milk Hotel, The Smashing Pumpkins, Oasis, My Bloody Valentine, Pearl Jam, Weezer, R.E.M. and Richard David James.
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1994
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1998
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233
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1995
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233
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1997
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233
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1997
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232
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1993
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232
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1997
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231
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1994
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231
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1990
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231
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1995
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Total albums: 1,000. Page 100 of 100

Best Albums of the 1990s composition

Year Albums %


1990 81 8%
1991 79 8%
1992 102 10%
1993 99 10%
1994 130 13%
1995 113 11%
1996 116 12%
1997 104 10%
1998 92 9%
1999 84 8%
Artist Albums %


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


United States 540 54%
United Kingdom 255 26%
Canada 41 4%
Australia 28 3%
Mixed Nationality 22 2%
Ireland 17 2%
Sweden 16 2%
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Compilation? Albums %
No 983 98%
Yes 17 2%
Live? Albums %
No 984 98%
Yes 16 2%
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