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.
19902,441137,296
19912,520288,858
19922,671182,024
19932,794202,697
19943,040318,536
19953,177234,420
19963,351209,083
19973,371294,128
19983,321213,781
19993,488201,433
Total30,1742,282,258

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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1995
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1991
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1991
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1990
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233
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1999
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233
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1993
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232
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1998
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232
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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 104 10%
1993 102 10%
1994 124 12%
1995 111 11%
1996 118 12%
1997 101 10%
1998 93 9%
1999 85 9%
Artist Albums %


The Flaming Lips 6 1%
Blur 6 1%
Aphex Twin 5 1%
Suede 5 1%
R.E.M. 5 1%
Beck 5 1%
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds 5 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 545 55%
United Kingdom 256 26%
Canada 38 4%
Australia 26 3%
Mixed Nationality 24 2%
Sweden 16 2%
Japan 14 1%
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Compilation? Albums %
No 983 98%
Yes 17 2%
Live? Albums %
No 981 98%
Yes 19 2%
Soundtrack? Albums %
No 992 99%
Yes 8 1%
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