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.
19902,179132,388
19912,223299,975
19922,349185,124
19932,452206,972
19942,649321,353
19952,645239,338
19962,824207,707
19972,811305,502
19982,842217,362
19993,044202,025
Total26,0182,317,746

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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1996
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2,214
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1993
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2,201
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1992
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2,189
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1996
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2,173
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1994
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2,169
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1996
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2,168
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1993
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2,138
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1998
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2,127
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1995
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2,112
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1994
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2,107
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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 103 10%
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%
The Smashing Pumpkins 5 1%
Sonic Youth 5 1%
R.E.M. 5 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 541 54%
United Kingdom 256 26%
Canada 38 4%
Australia 28 3%
Mixed Nationality 21 2%
Sweden 16 2%
Ireland 16 2%
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