Best Albums of the 1990s

Listed below are the best albums of the 1990s as calculated from their overall rankings in over 46,000 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.
19902,396136,726
19912,436296,429
19922,607183,638
19932,703205,372
19942,955322,484
19953,091239,163
19963,252211,654
19973,193300,810
19983,154217,894
19993,395204,847
Total29,1822,319,017

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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1996
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235
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1994
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234
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1997
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234
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234
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234
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1998
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233
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1993
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Total albums: 1,000. Page 100 of 100

Best Albums of the 1990s composition

Year Albums %


1990 82 8%
1991 81 8%
1992 101 10%
1993 100 10%
1994 129 13%
1995 108 11%
1996 118 12%
1997 101 10%
1998 97 10%
1999 83 8%
Artist Albums %


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


United States 547 55%
United Kingdom 252 25%
Canada 37 4%
Australia 27 3%
Mixed Nationality 23 2%
Ireland 16 2%
Sweden 15 2%
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Compilation? Albums %
No 981 98%
Yes 19 2%
Live? Albums %
No 983 98%
Yes 17 2%
Soundtrack? Albums %
No 992 99%
Yes 8 1%
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