Best Albums of the 1990s

Listed below are the best albums of the 1990s as calculated from their overall rankings in over 40,000 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.
19902,165133,080
19912,210301,627
19922,323186,641
19932,423207,306
19942,621322,707
19952,624239,907
19962,798207,682
19972,789306,514
19982,821216,937
19993,021202,611
Total25,7952,325,011

The best artists of the 1990s were Radiohead, Nirvana, Neutral Milk Hotel, The Smashing Pumpkins, Oasis, My Bloody Valentine, Pearl Jam, Weezer, R.E.M. and Richard David James.
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1994
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12,359
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1998
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11,769
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1991
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11,605
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1991
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11,214
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1994
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11,133
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1997
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10,767
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1991
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10,756
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1999
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10,260
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1992
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10,066
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1995
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9,868
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Total albums: 1,000. Page 4 of 100

Best Albums of the 1990s composition

Year Albums %


1990 80 8%
1991 81 8%
1992 103 10%
1993 103 10%
1994 126 13%
1995 113 11%
1996 112 11%
1997 102 10%
1998 96 10%
1999 84 8%
Artist Albums %


The Flaming Lips 6 1%
Blur 6 1%
Stereolab 5 1%
Radiohead 5 1%
Green Day 5 1%
Suede 5 1%
Pearl Jam 5 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 543 54%
United Kingdom 255 26%
Canada 39 4%
Australia 28 3%
Mixed Nationality 21 2%
Sweden 17 2%
Ireland 14 1%
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Best Artists of 2001
1. The Strokes
2. Radiohead
3. Daft Punk
4. Muse
5. Tool
6. The Microphones
7. Björk
8. The White Stripes
9. System Of A Down
10. The Shins
11. Jay-Z
12. Gorillaz
13. Opeth
14. Jimmy Eat World
15. Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds
16. Converge
17. Cannibal Ox
18. Unwound
19. Bob Dylan
20. Ryan Adams
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