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.

Best albums by year or decade
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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.
19902,282135,688
19912,320299,364
19922,473185,555
19932,575204,720
19942,833324,173
19952,929240,654
19963,089210,859
19972,997304,287
19983,016217,178
19993,236205,010
Total27,7502,327,489

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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1990
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232
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1998
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232
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1995
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232
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1995
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232
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1998
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231
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1997
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231
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1997
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231
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United Kingdom Yes
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1991
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231
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1993
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230
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1994
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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 82 8%
1991 80 8%
1992 102 10%
1993 100 10%
1994 131 13%
1995 113 11%
1996 113 11%
1997 103 10%
1998 92 9%
1999 84 8%
Artist Albums %


The Flaming Lips 6 1%
Blur 6 1%
Tori Amos 5 1%
Manic Street Preachers 5 1%
Pavement 5 1%
Radiohead 5 1%
Green Day 5 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 543 54%
United Kingdom 254 25%
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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3. Arcade Fire
4. Tame Impala
5. Beach House
6. Frank Ocean
7. Sufjan Stevens
8. Radiohead
9. The National
10. Vampire Weekend
11. Death Grips
12. Bon Iver
13. Car Seat Headrest
14. The War On Drugs
15. David Bowie
16. Swans
17. Arctic Monkeys
18. Mark Kozelek
19. The Black Keys
20. Fleet Foxes
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