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.
19902,549137,760
19912,625277,098
19922,776176,930
19932,920198,678
19943,204306,101
19953,339227,547
19963,551198,599
19973,658282,187
19983,528207,351
19993,654194,795
Total31,8042,207,047

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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1994
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3,865
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1997
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3,774
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1999
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3,661
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1994
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3,552
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1994
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3,468
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1994
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3,361
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1992
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3,360
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1990
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3,311
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1996
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3,235
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1997
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3,199
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Total albums: 1,000. Page 10 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 %


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


United States 543 54%
United Kingdom 259 26%
Canada 38 4%
Mixed Nationality 26 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%
Best Albums of 2007
1. In Rainbows by Radiohead
2. Sound Of Silver by LCD Soundsystem
3. For Emma, Forever Ago by Bon Iver
4. Boxer by The National
5. Neon Bible by Arcade Fire
6. Favourite Worst Nightmare by Arctic Monkeys
7. Oracular Spectacular by MGMT
8. Untrue by Burial
9. Strawberry Jam by Animal Collective
10. Person Pitch by Panda Bear
11. Fear Of A Blank Planet by Porcupine Tree
12. Graduation by Kanye West
13. Hissing Fauna, Are You The Destroyer? by of Montreal
14. Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga by Spoon
15. Wincing The Night Away by The Shins
16. Kala by M.I.A.
17. Sky Blue Sky by Wilco
18. † (Cross) by Justice
19. Into The Wild by Eddie Vedder
20. We Were Dead Before The Ship Even Sank by Modest Mouse
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