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.
19902,440137,201
19912,519289,225
19922,669182,078
19932,794202,677
19943,038318,751
19953,174234,651
19963,348209,312
19973,369294,818
19983,316213,982
19993,486201,384
Total30,1532,284,077

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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1995
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Star Time 
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1991
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1999
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234
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1990
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233
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1993
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232
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1000.
Ireland U2
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1998
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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%
Artist Albums %


The Flaming Lips 6 1%
Blur 6 1%
The Smashing Pumpkins 5 1%
R.E.M. 5 1%
Aphex Twin 5 1%
Beck 5 1%
Tori Amos 5 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 546 55%
United Kingdom 257 26%
Canada 38 4%
Australia 26 3%
Mixed Nationality 22 2%
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 Artists of 1980
1. Talking Heads
2. Joy Division
3. AC/DC
4. Dead Kennedys
5. David Bowie
6. Bruce Springsteen
7. Peter Gabriel
8. The Cure
9. Dire Straits
10. Rush
11. Pretenders
12. The Feelies
13. The Clash
14. U2
15. Black Sabbath
16. Elvis Costello
17. Motörhead
18. Elvis Costello And The Attractions
19. The Jam
20. Prince
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