Best Albums of the 1990s

Listed below are the best albums of the 1990s as calculated from their overall rankings in over 42,000 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.
19902,233135,043
19912,276301,641
19922,414185,487
19932,525204,988
19942,757325,556
19952,799241,318
19962,903210,447
19972,898306,730
19982,934217,182
19993,157205,995
Total26,8962,334,389

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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9,707
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1994
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9,633
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1994
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9,617
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1991
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8,936
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1996
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8,829
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1997
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8,713
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1992
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8,649
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1996
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8,529
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1990
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8,459
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1992
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8,293
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Total albums: 1,000. Page 5 of 100

Best Albums of the 1990s composition

Year Albums %


1990 81 8%
1991 79 8%
1992 102 10%
1993 101 10%
1994 128 13%
1995 110 11%
1996 115 12%
1997 102 10%
1998 95 10%
1999 87 9%
Artist Albums %


The Flaming Lips 6 1%
Blur 6 1%
Pavement 5 1%
Manic Street Preachers 5 1%
Tori Amos 5 1%
Stereolab 5 1%
Green Day 5 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 542 54%
United Kingdom 251 25%
Canada 40 4%
Australia 28 3%
Mixed Nationality 21 2%
Ireland 17 2%
Sweden 15 2%
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Compilation? Albums %
No 982 98%
Yes 18 2%
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