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.
19902,533137,971
19912,605280,061
19922,764178,375
19932,891199,501
19943,172309,331
19953,316230,643
19963,522201,035
Pinkerton (115th)by Weezer
19973,564285,880
19983,453209,154
19993,620196,290
Total31,4402,228,241

The best artists of the 1990s were Radiohead, Nirvana (US), 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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92,566
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1991
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48,204
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1998
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48,040
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1995
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39,986
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1991
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39,597
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1991
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23,019
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1992
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22,227
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1993
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22,052
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1995
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21,836
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1994
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21,310
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Total albums: 1,000. Page 1 of 100

Best Albums of the 1990s composition

Year Albums %


1990 86 9%
1991 78 8%
1992 103 10%
1993 101 10%
1994 124 12%
1995 116 12%
1996 112 11%
1997 101 10%
1998 96 10%
1999 83 8%
Country Albums %


United States 538 54%
United Kingdom 260 26%
Canada 38 4%
Mixed Nationality 28 3%
Australia 24 2%
Sweden 18 2%
Ireland 13 1%
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Compilation? Albums %
No 983 98%
Yes 17 2%
Live? Albums %
No 981 98%
Yes 19 2%
Soundtrack? Albums %
No 990 99%
Yes 10 1%
Best Ever Artists
1. The Beatles
2. Radiohead
3. Pink Floyd
4. David Bowie
5. Bob Dylan
6. Led Zeppelin
7. The Rolling Stones
8. Arcade Fire
9. The Velvet Underground
10. Nirvana (US)
11. Kendrick Lamar
12. The Smiths
13. Neil Young
14. Miles Davis
15. The Beach Boys
16. Kanye West
17. Pixies
18. Jimi Hendrix
19. Bruce Springsteen
20. R.E.M.
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