Best Albums of the 1990s

Listed below are the best albums of the 1990s as calculated from their overall rankings in over 47,000 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.
19902,581137,302
19912,653273,703
19922,811175,285
19932,959196,946
19943,239301,871
19953,390227,801
19963,621196,334
Pinkerton (119th)by Weezer
19973,755279,577
19983,771204,295
19993,801192,519
Total32,5812,185,635

The best artists of the 1990s were Radiohead, Nirvana (US), Neutral Milk Hotel, The Smashing Pumpkins, My Bloody Valentine, Oasis, Pearl Jam, Weezer, R.E.M. and Richard David James.
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1995
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231
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1991
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230
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1999
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1990
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230
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1999
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229
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996.
Greatest Hits II 
Compilation
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1991
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229
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1995
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229
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998.
Magnolia 
Soundtrack
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1999
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229
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1999
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229
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1000.
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1992
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229
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Total albums: 1,000. Page 100 of 100

Best Albums of the 1990s composition

Year Albums %


1990 88 9%
1991 81 8%
1992 103 10%
1993 103 10%
1994 128 13%
1995 113 11%
1996 110 11%
1997 100 10%
1998 94 9%
1999 80 8%
Country Albums %


United States 541 54%
United Kingdom 257 26%
Canada 39 4%
Mixed Nationality 28 3%
Australia 23 2%
Sweden 17 2%
Japan 14 1%
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Compilation? Albums %
No 980 98%
Yes 20 2%
Live? Albums %
No 980 98%
Yes 20 2%
Soundtrack? Albums %
No 988 99%
Yes 12 1%
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