Best Albums of the 1990s

Listed below are the best albums of the 1990s as calculated from their overall rankings in over 43,000 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.
19902,285135,525
19912,325299,175
19922,477185,532
19932,577204,227
19942,838323,825
19952,938240,641
19963,095210,977
19973,001303,840
19983,022217,377
19993,243204,684
Total27,8012,325,803

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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1993
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232
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1991
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232
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1990
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232
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1998
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232
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1997
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231
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1998
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231
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1995
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Total albums: 1,000. Page 100 of 100

Best Albums of the 1990s composition

Year Albums %


1990 82 8%
1991 80 8%
1992 102 10%
1993 99 10%
1994 131 13%
1995 114 11%
1996 113 11%
1997 102 10%
1998 92 9%
1999 85 9%
Country Albums %


United States 545 55%
United Kingdom 253 25%
Canada 40 4%
Australia 28 3%
Mixed Nationality 22 2%
Ireland 17 2%
Sweden 16 2%
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Compilation? Albums %
No 983 98%
Yes 17 2%
Live? Albums %
No 984 98%
Yes 16 2%
Best Ever Artists
1. The Beatles
2. Radiohead
3. Pink Floyd
4. David Bowie
5. Bob Dylan
6. Led Zeppelin
7. Arcade Fire
8. The Rolling Stones
9. The Velvet Underground
10. Nirvana
11. The Smiths
12. Kendrick Lamar
13. Neil Young
14. The Beach Boys
15. Pixies
16. Miles Davis
17. Kanye West
18. Bruce Springsteen
19. R.E.M.
20. The Who
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