Best Albums of the 1990s

Listed below are the best albums of the 1990s as calculated from their overall rankings in over 45,000 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.
19902,361135,640
19912,400297,614
19922,575184,684
19932,658205,609
19942,910323,459
19953,033240,411
19963,181212,230
19973,122302,525
19983,110217,917
19993,355205,775
Total28,7052,325,865

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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1996
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1998
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1992
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235
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1993
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1999
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235
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1990
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234
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1990
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233
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1998
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233
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Total albums: 1,000. Page 100 of 100

Best Albums of the 1990s composition

Year Albums %


1990 81 8%
1991 81 8%
1992 101 10%
1993 99 10%
1994 131 13%
1995 109 11%
1996 115 12%
1997 103 10%
1998 96 10%
1999 84 8%
Artist Albums %


The Flaming Lips 6 1%
Blur 6 1%
Radiohead 5 1%
Tori Amos 5 1%
Autechre 5 1%
Green Day 5 1%
Alice In Chains 5 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 543 54%
United Kingdom 252 25%
Canada 40 4%
Australia 27 3%
Mixed Nationality 23 2%
Ireland 16 2%
Sweden 16 2%
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Compilation? Albums %
No 983 98%
Yes 17 2%
Live? Albums %
No 984 98%
Yes 16 2%
Soundtrack? Albums %
No 992 99%
Yes 8 1%
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