Best Albums of the 1990s

Listed below are the best albums of the 1990s as calculated from their overall rankings in over 52,000 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.
19902,747134,425
19912,803258,811
19922,980170,217
19933,177191,165
19943,433286,910
19953,631219,231
19963,840187,116
19974,002263,152
19984,053195,152
19994,155183,733
Total34,8212,089,912

The best artists of the 1990s were Radiohead, Nirvana, Neutral Milk Hotel, The Smashing Pumpkins, My Bloody Valentine, Oasis, Pearl Jam, R.E.M., Weezer and Richard David James.
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Year of Release:
1998
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224
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1992
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224
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1996
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223
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1998
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1990
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222
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1994
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221
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1992
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221
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Year of Release:
1998
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221
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1996
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221
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1997
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221
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Total albums: 1,000. Page 100 of 100

Best Albums of the 1990s composition

Year Albums %


1990 86 9%
1991 80 8%
1992 102 10%
1993 106 11%
1994 125 13%
1995 111 11%
1996 111 11%
1997 96 10%
1998 99 10%
1999 84 8%
Artist Albums %


Blur 6 1%
The Flaming Lips 6 1%
Pavement 5 1%
Sonic Youth 5 1%
Suede 5 1%
Radiohead 5 1%
Alice In Chains 5 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 546 55%
United Kingdom 257 26%
Canada 41 4%
Mixed Nationality 27 3%
Australia 21 2%
Sweden 14 1%
Japan 13 1%
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Compilation? Albums %
No 982 98%
Yes 18 2%
Live? Albums %
No 983 98%
Yes 17 2%
Soundtrack? Albums %
No 989 99%
Yes 11 1%
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20. The Avalanches
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