Best Albums of the 1990s

Listed below are the best albums of the 1990s as calculated from their overall rankings in over 40,000 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.
19902,165133,053
19912,212301,499
19922,325186,466
19932,426207,674
19942,623322,544
19952,629239,700
19962,801207,776
19972,796306,375
19982,821216,923
19993,026202,652
Total25,8242,324,664

The best artists of the 1990s were Radiohead, Nirvana, Neutral Milk Hotel, The Smashing Pumpkins, Oasis, My Bloody Valentine, Pearl Jam, Weezer, R.E.M. and Björk.
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1991
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233
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1999
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233
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1995
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233
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1991
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233
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1997
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232
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1990
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231
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Total albums: 1,000. Page 100 of 100

Best Albums of the 1990s composition

Year Albums %


1990 80 8%
1991 80 8%
1992 104 10%
1993 103 10%
1994 125 13%
1995 113 11%
1996 113 11%
1997 101 10%
1998 96 10%
1999 85 9%
Artist Albums %


The Flaming Lips 6 1%
Blur 6 1%
Pearl Jam 5 1%
Beck 5 1%
Sonic Youth 5 1%
The Smashing Pumpkins 5 1%
R.E.M. 5 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 544 54%
United Kingdom 255 26%
Canada 39 4%
Australia 28 3%
Mixed Nationality 21 2%
Sweden 16 2%
Ireland 14 1%
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