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.
19902,406136,900
19912,450295,179
19922,626183,636
19932,719205,062
19942,976322,228
19953,108239,267
19963,292210,918
19973,238300,384
19983,175217,338
19993,412204,273
Total29,4022,315,184

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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101,170
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1998
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53,122
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1991
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52,861
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1995
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43,499
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1991
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41,858
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1991
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25,062
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1993
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24,116
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1995
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23,541
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1992
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23,228
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1993
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22,886
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Best Albums of the 1990s composition

Year Albums %


1990 83 8%
1991 83 8%
1992 100 10%
1993 99 10%
1994 129 13%
1995 109 11%
1996 118 12%
1997 100 10%
1998 96 10%
1999 83 8%
Artist Albums %


The Flaming Lips 6 1%
Blur 6 1%
Autechre 5 1%
Manic Street Preachers 5 1%
Pavement 5 1%
Tori Amos 5 1%
Radiohead 5 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 543 54%
United Kingdom 257 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 983 98%
Yes 17 2%
Soundtrack? Albums %
No 992 99%
Yes 8 1%
Best Albums of the 1960s
1. Abbey Road by The Beatles
2. Revolver by The Beatles
3. Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band by The Beatles
4. The Velvet Underground & Nico by The Velvet Underground & Nico
5. Pet Sounds by The Beach Boys
6. The Beatles (The White Album) by The Beatles
7. Highway 61 Revisited by Bob Dylan
8. Rubber Soul by The Beatles
9. In The Court Of The Crimson King by King Crimson
10. The Doors by The Doors
11. Blonde On Blonde by Bob Dylan
12. Are You Experienced by The Jimi Hendrix Experience
13. Led Zeppelin II by Led Zeppelin
14. Led Zeppelin by Led Zeppelin
15. Astral Weeks by Van Morrison
16. Let It Bleed by The Rolling Stones
17. Electric Ladyland by The Jimi Hendrix Experience
18. Forever Changes by Love
19. A Love Supreme by John Coltrane
20. Magical Mystery Tour by The Beatles
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