Best Albums of the 1990s

Listed below are the best albums of the 1990s as calculated from their overall rankings in over 40,000 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.
19902,166133,043
19912,212301,720
19922,325186,572
19932,426207,695
19942,624322,723
19952,629239,781
19962,804207,812
19972,796306,337
19982,822217,089
19993,025202,643
Total25,8292,325,414

The best artists of the 1990s were Radiohead, Nirvana, Neutral Milk Hotel, The Smashing Pumpkins, Oasis, My Bloody Valentine, Pearl Jam, Weezer, R.E.M. and Björk.
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1994
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4,334
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1999
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4,298
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1992
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4,293
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1998
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4,223
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1999
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4,219
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1999
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4,209
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1990
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4,124
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1994
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4,091
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1997
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3,938
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1992
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3,928
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Total albums: 1,000. Page 9 of 100

Best Albums of the 1990s composition

Year Albums %


1990 81 8%
1991 81 8%
1992 104 10%
1993 102 10%
1994 125 13%
1995 113 11%
1996 112 11%
1997 101 10%
1998 96 10%
1999 85 9%
Artist Albums %


Blur 6 1%
The Flaming Lips 6 1%
Suede 5 1%
Pearl Jam 5 1%
Beck 5 1%
Sonic Youth 5 1%
The Smashing Pumpkins 5 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 544 54%
United Kingdom 256 26%
Canada 38 4%
Australia 28 3%
Mixed Nationality 21 2%
Sweden 16 2%
Ireland 14 1%
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