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.
19902,174132,124
19912,219300,050
19922,345185,066
19932,446206,992
19942,644321,490
19952,640239,269
19962,814207,396
19972,804304,866
19982,834216,987
19993,038201,735
Total25,9582,315,975

The best artists of the 1990s were Radiohead, Nirvana, Neutral Milk Hotel, The Smashing Pumpkins, My Bloody Valentine, Oasis, Pearl Jam, Weezer, R.E.M. and Richard David James.
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1992
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2,213
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1993
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2,203
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1999
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2,197
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1996
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2,182
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1996
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2,180
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1994
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2,178
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1998
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2,140
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1995
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2,114
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1995
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2,110
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Total albums: 1,000. Page 17 of 100

Best Albums of the 1990s composition

Year Albums %


1990 82 8%
1991 81 8%
1992 104 10%
1993 102 10%
1994 125 13%
1995 112 11%
1996 114 11%
1997 99 10%
1998 97 10%
1999 84 8%
Artist Albums %


The Flaming Lips 6 1%
Blur 6 1%
Radiohead 5 1%
Green Day 5 1%
Suede 5 1%
Pearl Jam 5 1%
Beck 5 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 542 54%
United Kingdom 257 26%
Canada 38 4%
Australia 28 3%
Mixed Nationality 21 2%
Sweden 16 2%
Ireland 15 2%
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Best Albums of the 1960s
1. Abbey Road by The Beatles
2. Revolver by The Beatles
3. Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band by The Beatles
4. The Velvet Underground & Nico by The Velvet Underground & Nico
5. Pet Sounds by The Beach Boys
6. The Beatles (The White Album) by The Beatles
7. Highway 61 Revisited by Bob Dylan
8. Rubber Soul by The Beatles
9. In The Court Of The Crimson King by King Crimson
10. The Doors by The Doors
11. Blonde On Blonde by Bob Dylan
12. Are You Experienced by The Jimi Hendrix Experience
13. Led Zeppelin II by Led Zeppelin
14. Led Zeppelin by Led Zeppelin
15. Astral Weeks by Van Morrison
16. Let It Bleed by The Rolling Stones
17. Forever Changes by Love
18. Electric Ladyland by The Jimi Hendrix Experience
19. A Love Supreme by John Coltrane
20. Magical Mystery Tour by The Beatles
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