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.
19902,448137,260
19912,528287,526
19922,680181,460
19932,802202,256
19943,051317,481
19953,188233,845
19963,361208,177
19973,373292,975
19983,336212,987
19993,494201,211
Total30,2612,275,179

The best artists of the 1990s were Radiohead, Nirvana, Neutral Milk Hotel, The Smashing Pumpkins, My Bloody Valentine, Oasis, Weezer, Pearl Jam, R.E.M. and Richard David James.
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1993
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Total albums: 1,000. Page 100 of 100

Best Albums of the 1990s composition

Year Albums %


1990 83 8%
1991 78 8%
1992 105 11%
1993 103 10%
1994 126 13%
1995 110 11%
1996 117 12%
1997 102 10%
1998 93 9%
1999 83 8%
Country Albums %


United States 540 54%
United Kingdom 257 26%
Canada 38 4%
Mixed Nationality 27 3%
Australia 26 3%
Sweden 16 2%
Ireland 14 1%
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Compilation? Albums %
No 984 98%
Yes 16 2%
Live? Albums %
No 981 98%
Yes 19 2%
Soundtrack? Albums %
No 992 99%
Yes 8 1%
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