Best Albums of the 1990s

Listed below are the best albums of the 1990s as calculated from their overall rankings in over 39,000 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.
19902,149191,496
19912,191491,639
19922,312287,960
19932,385310,170
19942,575505,255
19952,599379,669
19962,774314,261
19972,770491,837
19982,803336,192
19993,000307,195
Total25,5583,615,675

The best artists of the 1990s were Radiohead, Nirvana, Neutral Milk Hotel, Oasis, The Smashing Pumpkins, Pearl Jam, My Bloody Valentine, Weezer, R.E.M. and Jeff Buckley.
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1996
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3,538
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1998
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3,528
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1996
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3,487
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1993
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3,487
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1996
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3,465
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1997
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3,440
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1993
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3,434
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1992
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3,432
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1999
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3,422
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1995
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3,421
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Total albums: 1,000. Page 16 of 100

Best Albums of the 1990s composition

Year Albums %


1990 82 8%
1991 83 8%
1992 98 10%
1993 102 10%
1994 126 13%
1995 108 11%
1996 112 11%
1997 100 10%
1998 101 10%
1999 88 9%
Artist Albums %


Blur 6 1%
The Flaming Lips 6 1%
Pavement 5 1%
Suede 5 1%
Sonic Youth 5 1%
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds 5 1%
Green Day 5 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 547 55%
United Kingdom 253 25%
Canada 36 4%
Australia 25 3%
Mixed Nationality 24 2%
Sweden 19 2%
Norway 14 1%
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Best Ever Albums
1. OK Computer by Radiohead
2. The Dark Side Of The Moon by Pink Floyd
3. Abbey Road by The Beatles
4. Revolver by The Beatles
5. Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band by The Beatles
6. Kid A by Radiohead
7. Led Zeppelin IV by Led Zeppelin
8. Funeral by Arcade Fire
9. The Velvet Underground And Nico by The Velvet Underground And Nico
10. Nevermind by Nirvana
11. Wish You Were Here by Pink Floyd
12. In Rainbows by Radiohead
13. The Beatles (The White Album) by The Beatles
14. Pet Sounds by The Beach Boys
15. The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From Mars by David Bowie
16. London Calling by The Clash
17. In The Aeroplane Over The Sea by Neutral Milk Hotel
18. The Bends by Radiohead
19. Doolittle by Pixies
20. The Queen Is Dead by The Smiths
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