Best Albums of the 1990s

Listed below are the best albums of the 1990s as calculated from their overall rankings in over 44,000 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.
19902,439137,140
19912,517289,393
19922,667182,115
19932,792202,713
19943,037318,540
19953,174234,694
19963,346209,055
19973,370294,704
19983,313214,042
19993,486201,427
Total30,1412,283,823

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 Richard David James.
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1991
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993.
Star Time 
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1991
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234
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1995
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234
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1999
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234
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1990
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233
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1996
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232
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Ireland U2
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1998
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232
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1990
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232
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Total albums: 1,000. Page 100 of 100

Best Albums of the 1990s composition

Year Albums %


1990 85 9%
1991 78 8%
1992 104 10%
1993 101 10%
1994 124 12%
1995 111 11%
1996 117 12%
1997 101 10%
1998 94 9%
1999 85 9%
Country Albums %


United States 543 54%
United Kingdom 256 26%
Canada 38 4%
Australia 26 3%
Mixed Nationality 25 3%
Sweden 16 2%
Ireland 15 2%
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Compilation? Albums %
No 982 98%
Yes 18 2%
Live? Albums %
No 981 98%
Yes 19 2%
Soundtrack? Albums %
No 992 99%
Yes 8 1%
Best Ever Albums
1. OK Computer by Radiohead
2. The Dark Side Of The Moon by Pink Floyd
3. Abbey Road by The Beatles
4. Revolver by The Beatles
5. Kid A by Radiohead
6. Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band by The Beatles
7. In Rainbows by Radiohead
8. Wish You Were Here by Pink Floyd
9. The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From Mars by David Bowie
10. The Velvet Underground & Nico by The Velvet Underground & Nico
11. Untitled (Led Zeppelin IV) by Led Zeppelin
12. Pet Sounds by The Beach Boys
13. Funeral by Arcade Fire
14. The Beatles (The White Album) by The Beatles
15. In The Aeroplane Over The Sea by Neutral Milk Hotel
16. Nevermind by Nirvana
17. Doolittle by Pixies
18. London Calling by The Clash
19. The Queen Is Dead by The Smiths
20. The Bends by Radiohead
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