Best Albums of the 1990s

Listed below are the best albums of the 1990s as calculated from their overall rankings in over 51,000 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.
19902,692135,337
19912,747263,895
19922,911171,565
19933,083191,763
19943,346294,427
19953,541223,478
19963,756190,579
19973,916268,466
19983,926198,951
19993,995187,224
Total33,9132,125,684

The best artists of the 1990s were Radiohead, Nirvana (US), Neutral Milk Hotel, The Smashing Pumpkins, My Bloody Valentine, Oasis, Pearl Jam, Weezer, R.E.M. and Richard David James.
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1998
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5,696
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1991
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5,696
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1998
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5,689
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1993
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5,587
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1993
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5,566
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1996
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5,524
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1997
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5,256
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1995
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5,233
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1990
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5,032
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1997
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4,720
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Total albums: 1,000. Page 7 of 100

Best Albums of the 1990s composition

Year Albums %


1990 86 9%
1991 80 8%
1992 101 10%
1993 104 10%
1994 125 13%
1995 113 11%
1996 112 11%
1997 97 10%
1998 99 10%
1999 83 8%
Country Albums %


United States 543 54%
United Kingdom 258 26%
Canada 43 4%
Mixed Nationality 26 3%
Australia 21 2%
Sweden 14 1%
Japan 13 1%
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Compilation? Albums %
No 981 98%
Yes 19 2%
Live? Albums %
No 982 98%
Yes 18 2%
Soundtrack? Albums %
No 989 99%
Yes 11 1%
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