Best Albums of the 1990s

Listed below are the best albums of the 1990s as calculated from their overall rankings in over 44,000 greatest album charts.

Best albums by year or decade
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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.
19902,446137,300
19912,523288,619
19922,673181,949
19932,795202,492
19943,043318,199
19953,177234,431
19963,352208,979
19973,371294,136
19983,324213,925
19993,488201,626
Total30,1922,281,656

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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1994
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9,043
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1994
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8,966
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1999
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8,906
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1990
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8,784
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1992
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8,472
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1997
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8,316
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1996
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8,152
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1992
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8,146
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1996
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8,071
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1997
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7,950
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Total albums: 1,000. Page 5 of 100

Best Albums of the 1990s composition

Year Albums %


1990 84 8%
1991 79 8%
1992 104 10%
1993 101 10%
1994 124 12%
1995 111 11%
1996 118 12%
1997 101 10%
1998 93 9%
1999 85 9%
Artist Albums %


The Flaming Lips 6 1%
Blur 6 1%
Pavement 5 1%
Manic Street Preachers 5 1%
Stereolab 5 1%
Ween 5 1%
Sonic Youth 5 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 543 54%
United Kingdom 256 26%
Canada 38 4%
Mixed Nationality 27 3%
Australia 26 3%
Sweden 16 2%
Ireland 14 1%
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Compilation? Albums %
No 983 98%
Yes 17 2%
Live? Albums %
No 981 98%
Yes 19 2%
Soundtrack? Albums %
No 992 99%
Yes 8 1%
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