Best Albums of the 1990s

Listed below are the best albums of the 1990s as calculated from their overall rankings in over 45,000 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.
19902,366135,342
19912,404297,255
19922,577184,538
19932,661205,295
19942,912323,267
19953,037240,143
19963,185211,917
19973,125302,493
19983,112217,699
19993,357205,161
Total28,7362,323,110

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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1993
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1994
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1992
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1999
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234
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1990
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233
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Total albums: 1,000. Page 100 of 100

Best Albums of the 1990s composition

Year Albums %


1990 80 8%
1991 81 8%
1992 102 10%
1993 98 10%
1994 132 13%
1995 110 11%
1996 115 12%
1997 103 10%
1998 95 10%
1999 84 8%
Artist Albums %


The Flaming Lips 6 1%
Blur 6 1%
Pavement 5 1%
Radiohead 5 1%
Autechre 5 1%
Green Day 5 1%
Alice In Chains 5 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 544 54%
United Kingdom 250 25%
Canada 40 4%
Australia 27 3%
Mixed Nationality 25 3%
Sweden 16 2%
Ireland 15 2%
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Compilation? Albums %
No 983 98%
Yes 17 2%
Live? Albums %
No 984 98%
Yes 16 2%
Soundtrack? Albums %
No 991 99%
Yes 9 1%
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