Best Albums of the 1990s

Listed below are the best albums of the 1990s as calculated from their overall rankings in over 47,000 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.
19902,549137,849
19912,622277,185
19922,776177,247
19932,918198,940
19943,200306,280
19953,337227,815
19963,546198,942
19973,647282,503
19983,505207,438
19993,653194,860
Total31,7532,209,060

The best artists of the 1990s were Radiohead, Nirvana (US), 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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1990
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230
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1994
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Total albums: 1,000. Page 100 of 100

Best Albums of the 1990s composition

Year Albums %


1990 88 9%
1991 79 8%
1992 102 10%
1993 102 10%
1994 126 13%
1995 113 11%
1996 112 11%
1997 102 10%
1998 95 10%
1999 81 8%
Artist Albums %


The Flaming Lips 6 1%
Blur 6 1%
Suede 5 1%
Pearl Jam 5 1%
Green Day 5 1%
Sonic Youth 5 1%
R.E.M. 5 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 544 54%
United Kingdom 259 26%
Canada 38 4%
Mixed Nationality 25 3%
Australia 24 2%
Sweden 18 2%
Japan 14 1%
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Compilation? Albums %
No 981 98%
Yes 19 2%
Live? Albums %
No 981 98%
Yes 19 2%
Soundtrack? Albums %
No 991 99%
Yes 9 1%
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