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.
19902,571137,566
19912,643276,307
19922,798176,555
19932,945197,675
19943,223304,535
19953,370228,553
19963,593197,675
19973,719281,198
19983,669206,541
19993,721194,413
Total32,2522,201,018

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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1998
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2,199
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1999
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2,188
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1994
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2,171
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1990
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2,153
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1995
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2,143
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1991
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2,130
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1997
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2,124
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1999
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2,118
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1991
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2,117
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1995
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2,112
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Total albums: 1,000. Page 17 of 100

Best Albums of the 1990s composition

Year Albums %


1990 86 9%
1991 80 8%
1992 102 10%
1993 104 10%
1994 125 13%
1995 112 11%
1996 110 11%
1997 103 10%
1998 96 10%
1999 82 8%
Artist Albums %


The Flaming Lips 6 1%
Blur 6 1%
Pearl Jam 5 1%
Green Day 5 1%
Ween 5 1%
R.E.M. 5 1%
Aphex Twin 5 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 541 54%
United Kingdom 260 26%
Canada 39 4%
Mixed Nationality 26 3%
Australia 24 2%
Sweden 17 2%
Japan 14 1%
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Compilation? Albums %
No 981 98%
Yes 19 2%
Live? Albums %
No 980 98%
Yes 20 2%
Soundtrack? Albums %
No 990 99%
Yes 10 1%
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