Best Albums of the 1990s

Listed below are the best albums of the 1990s as calculated from their overall rankings in over 44,000 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.
19902,430137,073
19912,499290,986
19922,650182,871
19932,769203,250
19943,018319,681
19953,159236,067
19963,330210,011
19973,324296,007
19983,228214,912
19993,461203,280
Total29,8682,294,137

The best artists of the 1990s were Radiohead, Nirvana, Neutral Milk Hotel, The Smashing Pumpkins, My Bloody Valentine, Oasis, Weezer, Pearl Jam, R.E.M. and Richard David James.
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1998
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1997
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1991
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1994
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1990
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235
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235
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1991
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234
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Total albums: 1,000. Page 100 of 100

Best Albums of the 1990s composition

Year Albums %


1990 84 8%
1991 78 8%
1992 103 10%
1993 101 10%
1994 128 13%
1995 110 11%
1996 115 12%
1997 102 10%
1998 95 10%
1999 84 8%
Artist Albums %


The Flaming Lips 6 1%
Blur 6 1%
Radiohead 5 1%
Green Day 5 1%
Autechre 5 1%
Pearl Jam 5 1%
Alice In Chains 5 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 544 54%
United Kingdom 258 26%
Canada 37 4%
Australia 26 3%
Mixed Nationality 22 2%
Sweden 16 2%
Ireland 15 2%
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Compilation? Albums %
No 980 98%
Yes 20 2%
Live? Albums %
No 981 98%
Yes 19 2%
Soundtrack? Albums %
No 992 99%
Yes 8 1%
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3. Arctic Monkeys
4. Arcade Fire
5. Queens Of The Stone Age
6. Daft Punk
7. The National
8. Deafheaven
9. My Bloody Valentine
10. Lorde
11. Chance The Rapper
12. Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds
13. Foxygen
14. Steven Wilson
15. Julia Holter
16. Atoms For Peace
17. David Bowie
18. Darkside
19. Cage The Elephant
20. Jason Isbell
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