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.
19902,570137,629
19912,642276,235
19922,798176,512
19932,944197,673
19943,224304,608
19953,370228,540
19963,592197,758
19973,714281,293
19983,661206,705
19993,703194,541
Total32,2182,201,496

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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1994
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Magnolia 
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1999
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1991
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230
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1998
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230
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1996
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230
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1999
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229
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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 103 10%
1993 104 10%
1994 125 13%
1995 112 11%
1996 110 11%
1997 102 10%
1998 96 10%
1999 82 8%
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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