Best Albums of the 1990s

Listed below are the best albums of the 1990s as calculated from their overall rankings in over 53,000 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.
19902,827133,455
19912,862256,712
19923,032168,486
19933,259190,333
19943,500284,009
19953,705216,061
19963,885184,685
19974,060257,666
19984,118192,952
19994,231181,082
Total35,4792,065,440

The best artists of the 1990s were Radiohead, Nirvana, Neutral Milk Hotel, The Smashing Pumpkins, My Bloody Valentine, Oasis, Pearl Jam, R.E.M., Weezer and Nick Cave.
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1997
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75,609
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Year of Release:
1991
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41,993
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1998
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38,851
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1991
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33,568
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1995
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32,740
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1992
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20,360
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1991
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20,243
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1993
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19,509
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1993
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19,241
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1994
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19,203
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Best Albums of the 1990s composition

Year Albums %


1990 86 9%
1991 82 8%
1992 103 10%
1993 107 11%
1994 127 13%
1995 113 11%
1996 109 11%
1997 96 10%
1998 94 9%
1999 87 9%
Artist Albums %


Blur 6 1%
The Flaming Lips 6 1%
Beck 5 0%
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds 5 0%
Pavement 5 0%
Tori Amos 5 0%
Radiohead 5 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 546 54%
United Kingdom 261 26%
Canada 40 4%
Mixed Nationality 27 3%
Australia 22 2%
Sweden 15 1%
Japan 13 1%
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Compilation? Albums %
No 986 98%
Yes 18 2%
Live? Albums %
No 984 98%
Yes 20 2%
Soundtrack? Albums %
No 994 99%
Yes 10 1%
Best Artists of the 1960s
1. The Beatles
2. The Velvet Underground
3. Jimi Hendrix
4. Bob Dylan
5. The Beach Boys
6. The Jimi Hendrix Experience
7. The Velvet Underground & Nico
8. Led Zeppelin
9. The Doors
10. The Rolling Stones
11. John Coltrane
12. King Crimson
13. Frank Zappa
14. The Kinks
15. Love
16. Van Morrison
17. Charles Mingus
18. Neil Young
19. Miles Davis
20. The Zombies
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