Best Albums of the 1990s

Listed below are the best albums of the 1990s as calculated from their overall rankings in over 45,000 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.
19902,361135,623
19912,391297,514
19922,572184,810
19932,657205,808
19942,910323,461
19953,032240,345
19963,181212,387
19973,120302,579
19983,108217,891
19993,354205,676
Total28,6862,326,095

The best artists of the 1990s were Radiohead, Nirvana, Neutral Milk Hotel, The Smashing Pumpkins, My Bloody Valentine, Oasis, Pearl Jam, Weezer, R.E.M. and Richard David James.
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1992
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1999
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1993
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1991
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235
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1990
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234
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1998
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234
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1990
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233
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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 101 10%
1993 99 10%
1994 130 13%
1995 109 11%
1996 115 12%
1997 103 10%
1998 97 10%
1999 84 8%
Country Albums %


United States 543 54%
United Kingdom 251 25%
Canada 41 4%
Australia 27 3%
Mixed Nationality 23 2%
Sweden 16 2%
Ireland 16 2%
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Compilation? Albums %
No 983 98%
Yes 17 2%
Live? Albums %
No 984 98%
Yes 16 2%
Soundtrack? Albums %
No 992 99%
Yes 8 1%
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10. The A.V. Club's 50 best albums of the 2010s by The A.V. Club (2019)
11. Top 50 Albums of the 2010s by The Wild Honey Pie (2019)
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