Best Albums of the 1990s

Listed below are the best albums of the 1990s as calculated from their overall rankings in over 41,000 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.
19902,215133,564
19912,267299,562
19922,398184,705
19932,500204,671
19942,707323,128
19952,736239,301
19962,870207,861
19972,869305,187
19982,904216,716
19993,127203,527
Total26,5932,318,223

The best artists of the 1990s were Radiohead, Nirvana, Neutral Milk Hotel, The Smashing Pumpkins, Oasis, My Bloody Valentine, Weezer, Pearl Jam, R.E.M. and Richard David James.
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1997
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107,899
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1998
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55,799
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1991
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55,715
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1995
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46,494
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1991
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42,564
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1991
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25,505
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1995
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24,949
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1993
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24,498
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1993
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24,104
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1992
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23,789
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Best Albums of the 1990s composition

Year Albums %


1990 82 8%
1991 80 8%
1992 102 10%
1993 102 10%
1994 130 13%
1995 108 11%
1996 114 11%
1997 99 10%
1998 97 10%
1999 86 9%
Artist Albums %


The Flaming Lips 6 1%
Blur 6 1%
Ween 5 1%
Alice In Chains 5 1%
Sonic Youth 5 1%
The Smashing Pumpkins 5 1%
R.E.M. 5 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 546 55%
United Kingdom 251 25%
Canada 39 4%
Australia 28 3%
Mixed Nationality 21 2%
Ireland 17 2%
Sweden 15 2%
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Compilation? Albums %
No 980 98%
Yes 20 2%
Live? Albums %
No 987 99%
Yes 13 1%
Best Artists of the 1970s
1. Pink Floyd
2. David Bowie
3. Led Zeppelin
4. Neil Young
5. The Rolling Stones
6. The Clash
7. The Who
8. Fleetwood Mac
9. Black Sabbath
10. Bruce Springsteen
11. Genesis
12. Bob Dylan
13. Joy Division
14. Stevie Wonder
15. Yes
16. Nick Drake
17. Paul McCartney
18. Queen
19. Joni Mitchell
20. Bob Marley
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