Best Albums of the 1990s

Listed below are the best albums of the 1990s as calculated from their overall rankings in over 53,000 greatest album charts.

Best albums by year or decade
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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.
19902,781133,392
19912,838256,149
19923,000168,320
19933,209189,628
19943,467283,825
19953,667216,695
19963,869185,405
19974,038259,814
19984,091193,535
19994,208181,452
Total35,1682,068,215

The best artists of the 1990s were Radiohead, Nirvana, Neutral Milk Hotel, The Smashing Pumpkins, My Bloody Valentine, Oasis, Pearl Jam, R.E.M., Weezer and Richard David James.
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Year of Release:
1992
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221
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992.
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Year of Release:
1991
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221
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1994
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221
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1996
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220
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1998
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220
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1998
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219
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1997
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219
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Year of Release:
1990
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219
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1992
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218
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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 87 9%
1991 81 8%
1992 104 10%
1993 107 11%
1994 125 13%
1995 111 11%
1996 109 11%
1997 96 10%
1998 96 10%
1999 85 9%
Country Albums %


United States 546 55%
United Kingdom 258 26%
Canada 40 4%
Mixed Nationality 27 3%
Australia 21 2%
Sweden 14 1%
Japan 13 1%
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Compilation? Albums %
No 983 98%
Yes 18 2%
Live? Albums %
No 983 98%
Yes 18 2%
Soundtrack? Albums %
No 990 99%
Yes 11 1%
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