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.

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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.
19902,432136,920
19912,500290,921
19922,651182,820
19932,770203,205
19943,019319,504
19953,160235,809
19963,330210,078
19973,326295,687
19983,233215,087
19993,462203,113
Total29,8832,293,144

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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1992
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1990
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498
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1990
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1993
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496
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1996
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495
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1990
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494
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494
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Total albums: 1,000. Page 57 of 100

Best Albums of the 1990s composition

Year Albums %


1990 84 8%
1991 78 8%
1992 103 10%
1993 101 10%
1994 127 13%
1995 110 11%
1996 115 12%
1997 102 10%
1998 95 10%
1999 85 9%
Artist Albums %


The Flaming Lips 6 1%
Blur 6 1%
Ween 5 1%
Pearl Jam 5 1%
Alice In Chains 5 1%
The Smashing Pumpkins 5 1%
Stereolab 5 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 545 55%
United Kingdom 258 26%
Canada 37 4%
Australia 26 3%
Mixed Nationality 22 2%
Sweden 16 2%
Ireland 15 2%
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Compilation? Albums %
No 980 98%
Yes 20 2%
Live? Albums %
No 981 98%
Yes 19 2%
Soundtrack? Albums %
No 992 99%
Yes 8 1%
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2. Gorillaz
3. Kanye West
4. Bloc Party
5. Sigur Rós
6. Bright Eyes
7. The National
8. Coldplay
9. Animal Collective
10. Porcupine Tree
11. Death Cab For Cutie
12. System Of A Down
13. Antony & The Johnsons
14. My Morning Jacket
15. The Mars Volta
16. LCD Soundsystem
17. Kate Bush
18. Sleater-Kinney
19. The Decemberists
20. The White Stripes
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