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.
19902,363135,461
19912,404297,421
19922,576184,397
19932,659205,435
19942,910323,086
19953,035240,252
19963,184211,971
19973,124302,663
19983,112217,737
19993,355205,560
Total28,7222,323,981

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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1997
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1998
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235
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1992
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1993
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234
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1999
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234
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1990
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234
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1990
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233
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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%
Alice In Chains 5 1%
Suede 5 1%
Pearl Jam 5 1%
Sonic Youth 5 1%
The Smashing Pumpkins 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%
Best Artists of the 1960s
1. The Beatles
2. The Velvet Underground
3. Jimi Hendrix
4. Bob Dylan
5. The Beach Boys
6. The Velvet Underground & Nico
7. The Jimi Hendrix Experience
8. Led Zeppelin
9. The Doors
10. The Rolling Stones
11. King Crimson
12. John Coltrane
13. Frank Zappa
14. The Kinks
15. Van Morrison
16. Love
17. Charles Mingus
18. Neil Young
19. The Zombies
20. The Who
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