Best Albums of the 1990s

Listed below are the best albums of the 1990s as calculated from their overall rankings in over 41,000 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.
19902,193132,232
19912,237298,059
19922,365184,609
19932,476204,931
19942,667320,301
19952,662237,796
19962,833207,504
19972,832303,870
19982,859216,640
19993,076201,768
Total26,2002,307,709

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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1992
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Total albums: 1,000. Page 100 of 100

Best Albums of the 1990s composition

Year Albums %


1990 81 8%
1991 81 8%
1992 103 10%
1993 102 10%
1994 127 13%
1995 112 11%
1996 113 11%
1997 100 10%
1998 97 10%
1999 84 8%
Country Albums %


United States 540 54%
United Kingdom 254 25%
Canada 39 4%
Australia 28 3%
Mixed Nationality 21 2%
Ireland 17 2%
Sweden 15 2%
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