Best Albums of the 1990s

Listed below are the best albums of the 1990s as calculated from their overall rankings in over 41,000 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.
19902,194132,206
19912,237297,659
19922,368184,329
19932,477204,763
19942,668319,934
19952,662237,596
19962,833207,359
19972,833303,520
19982,860216,303
19993,077201,575
Total26,2092,305,245

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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1997
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1992
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1990
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1993
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232
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1998
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232
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1990
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1991
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231
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1995
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231
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Total albums: 1,000. Page 100 of 100

Best Albums of the 1990s composition

Year Albums %


1990 81 8%
1991 81 8%
1992 103 10%
1993 102 10%
1994 127 13%
1995 111 11%
1996 114 11%
1997 100 10%
1998 97 10%
1999 84 8%
Artist Albums %


Blur 6 1%
The Flaming Lips 6 1%
Beck 5 1%
Pearl Jam 5 1%
The Smashing Pumpkins 5 1%
Alice In Chains 5 1%
Sonic Youth 5 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 540 54%
United Kingdom 254 25%
Canada 39 4%
Australia 28 3%
Mixed Nationality 21 2%
Ireland 17 2%
Sweden 15 2%
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Best Artists of 1984
1. Prince
2. Prince And The Revolution
3. The Smiths
4. Metallica
5. Bruce Springsteen
6. The Replacements
7. Minutemen
8. Bob Marley & The Wailers
9. Bob Marley
10. Hüsker Dü
11. Cocteau Twins
12. Talking Heads
13. U2
14. Echo & The Bunnymen
15. R.E.M.
16. Iron Maiden
17. Meat Puppets
18. Van Halen
19. Sade
20. Lloyd Cole and the Commotions
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