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.
19902,562137,673
19912,639276,614
19922,792176,536
19932,942197,816
19943,222304,879
19953,369228,522
19963,587197,673
19973,708281,281
19983,658206,736
19993,696194,420
Total32,1752,202,149

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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3,818
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1997
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3,731
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1999
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3,664
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1994
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3,514
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1994
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3,509
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1994
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3,440
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1992
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3,402
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1990
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3,282
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1996
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3,227
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1997
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3,173
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Total albums: 1,000. Page 10 of 100

Best Albums of the 1990s composition

Year Albums %


1990 86 9%
1991 81 8%
1992 103 10%
1993 104 10%
1994 126 13%
1995 112 11%
1996 109 11%
1997 103 10%
1998 95 10%
1999 81 8%
Artist Albums %


The Flaming Lips 6 1%
Blur 6 1%
Pearl Jam 5 1%
Green Day 5 1%
R.E.M. 5 1%
Aphex Twin 5 1%
The Smashing Pumpkins 5 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 542 54%
United Kingdom 259 26%
Canada 39 4%
Mixed Nationality 26 3%
Australia 24 2%
Sweden 17 2%
Japan 14 1%
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Compilation? Albums %
No 980 98%
Yes 20 2%
Live? Albums %
No 980 98%
Yes 20 2%
Soundtrack? Albums %
No 990 99%
Yes 10 1%
Best Ever Artists
1. The Beatles
2. Radiohead
3. Pink Floyd
4. David Bowie
5. Bob Dylan
6. Led Zeppelin
7. The Rolling Stones
8. Arcade Fire
9. The Velvet Underground
10. Nirvana (US)
11. Kendrick Lamar
12. The Smiths
13. Neil Young
14. Miles Davis
15. Kanye West
16. The Beach Boys
17. Pixies
18. Jimi Hendrix
19. Bruce Springsteen
20. R.E.M.
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