Best Albums of the 1990s

Listed below are the best albums of the 1990s as calculated from their overall rankings in over 40,000 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.
19902,176132,449
19912,222300,454
19922,346185,346
19932,448207,091
19942,647321,588
19952,640239,714
19962,818207,806
19972,810305,637
19982,836217,587
19993,043202,165
Total25,9862,319,836

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 Björk.
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1997
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1992
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232
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1992
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995.
Gala
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1990
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232
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1991
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232
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1999
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232
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1993
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232
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1998
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232
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Total albums: 1,000. Page 100 of 100

Best Albums of the 1990s composition

Year Albums %


1990 80 8%
1991 81 8%
1992 105 11%
1993 102 10%
1994 125 13%
1995 112 11%
1996 114 11%
1997 100 10%
1998 97 10%
1999 84 8%
Artist Albums %


The Flaming Lips 6 1%
Blur 6 1%
Pearl Jam 5 1%
Beck 5 1%
Sonic Youth 5 1%
The Smashing Pumpkins 5 1%
R.E.M. 5 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 542 54%
United Kingdom 257 26%
Canada 38 4%
Australia 28 3%
Mixed Nationality 20 2%
Sweden 16 2%
Ireland 16 2%
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