Best Albums of the 1990s

Listed below are the best albums of the 1990s as calculated from their overall rankings in over 46,000 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.
19902,417137,310
19912,473294,108
19922,646183,609
19932,739204,281
19942,993320,871
19953,124237,821
19963,306210,160
19973,293298,974
19983,198216,287
19993,437203,321
Total29,6262,306,741

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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1991
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Total albums: 1,000. Page 100 of 100

Best Albums of the 1990s composition

Year Albums %


1990 84 8%
1991 82 8%
1992 101 10%
1993 100 10%
1994 128 13%
1995 108 11%
1996 117 12%
1997 103 10%
1998 94 9%
1999 83 8%
Artist Albums %


The Flaming Lips 6 1%
Blur 6 1%
Manic Street Preachers 5 1%
Suede 5 1%
Sonic Youth 5 1%
Pavement 5 1%
Radiohead 5 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 542 54%
United Kingdom 258 26%
Canada 38 4%
Australia 26 3%
Mixed Nationality 23 2%
Sweden 16 2%
Ireland 15 2%
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Compilation? Albums %
No 981 98%
Yes 19 2%
Live? Albums %
No 981 98%
Yes 19 2%
Soundtrack? Albums %
No 992 99%
Yes 8 1%
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