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.
19902,404136,542
19912,450295,399
19922,626183,370
19932,715205,103
19942,973322,318
19953,103238,817
19963,289210,904
19973,224300,173
19983,169217,152
19993,409204,199
Total29,3622,313,977

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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1997
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101,104
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1991
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52,919
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1998
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52,912
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1995
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43,572
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1991
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41,865
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1991
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25,088
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1993
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24,154
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1995
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23,535
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1992
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23,263
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1993
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23,058
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Total albums: 1,000. Page 1 of 100

Best Albums of the 1990s composition

Year Albums %


1990 83 8%
1991 83 8%
1992 101 10%
1993 100 10%
1994 128 13%
1995 108 11%
1996 116 12%
1997 101 10%
1998 97 10%
1999 83 8%
Artist Albums %


The Flaming Lips 6 1%
Blur 6 1%
Manic Street Preachers 5 1%
Autechre 5 1%
Pavement 5 1%
Tori Amos 5 1%
Radiohead 5 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 545 55%
United Kingdom 257 26%
Canada 38 4%
Australia 26 3%
Mixed Nationality 23 2%
Sweden 16 2%
Ireland 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%
Best Albums of 1951
1. Genius Of Modern Music: Volume 1 by Thelonious Monk
2. Masterpieces By Ellington by Duke Ellington
3. Hank Williams Sings by Hank Williams With His Drifting Cowboys
4. Ritual Of The Savage by Les Baxter
5. Afro-Cuban Jazz Suite by Machito
6. On Moonlight Bay by Doris Day
7. Les Paul's New Sound, Vol. 2 by Les Paul & Mary Ford
8. Sonatas And Interludes For Prepared Piano By John Cage by Maro Ajemian
9. Lover Man by Billie Holiday
10. The New Sounds by Miles Davis
11. Judy At The Palace by Judy Garland
12. Harmony Time Vol.2 by The Chordettes
13. Satchmo At Symphony Hall by Louis Armstrong
14. Talking And Drum Solos by Baby Dodds
15. The Great Caruso by Mario Lanza
16. Porgy And Bess by George Gershwin
17. Lullaby Of Broadway by Doris Day
18. I'll See You In My Dreams by Doris Day
19. A Streetcar Named Desire by Alex North
20. Blessed Assurance by Sister Rosetta Tharpe
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