What are your top ten favorite albums from the 90s?
By: Ian Pleasant
- 10. The bends by Radiohead
Again Radiohead was the best band in the 90's and its only fitting that they have two albums on the top ten
- 9. Ten by Pearl Jam
Very powerful "stepping into the spotlight" album for a band who took grunge and ran with it
- 8. Undertow by Tool
Very underated, an incredible album that seemed to fade away almost as soon as it came out
- 7. Analog worms attack by Mr. Oizo
There is no denying that this is the best techno album made, although not many know of it those who do are well rewarded.
- 6. The slim shady LP by Eminem
Nobody wants to give this guy any credit for taking the world by storm, well its time somebody gave him credit, every song on this album is a hit end of story
- 5. Metallica by Metallica
One of the best metal albums ever put together. This album put out one hit after another, truly an incredible album. And after this one it was all down hill
- 4. Nevermind by Nirvana
The start of an entire culture revolved around this album and this band
- 3. The Chronic by Dr. Dre
Completley shaped the entire gangsta rap era
- 2. Use your Illusions 1 and 2 by Guns and roses
When guns and roses were at thier best, they were indeed the best.
- 1. OK computer by Radiohead
Unquestionablly the best album of the ninties
There are a lot of great bands of the ninties that didnt make this list: Red Hot chilli peppars, third eye blind, snoop Doggy dogg, And reel big fish.
By: Heather Perez
- 10. Under the Table and Dreaming by Dave Matthews Band (1994)
Bought it without ever having heard a song of theirs... wound up liking nearly the entire album
- 9. Any Album by Peter Gabriel
Passion is GREAT (even though it's 1989), Shaking the Tree (1990), Us (1992), Secret World Live (1994)... he is definitely an all-time favorite
- 8. Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sandess by Smashing Pumpkins (1995)
- 7. Pinback by Pinback (1999)
Awesome album.. heard about them through Napster, downloaded a few things.. decided I really liked them and got the album.
- 6. Any Album by U2
What can I say, they rock! Joshua Tree, Zooropa, Achtung Baby
- 5. Karma by Delerium (1997)
Obviously all of these are favorites.. like, best of the best for me, so it's hard to say something great about them all, because I just wanna be like.. "OMG IT RAWKS!" but seriously.. check it out, it's far from mainstream, but that's what makes it so great! :)
- 4. Usual Suspects & American Beauty Scores by John Ottman (1995) & Thomas Newman (2000...)
As if The Usual Suspects, the film, wasn't already the best thing ever.. they've an awesome, beautiful original score to go along with it. And American Beauty? The movie sucked, the saving grace was the amazing score :)
- 3. Any Album by Art of Noise (1994)
- 2. Flying Away by Smoke City (1997)
Not most peoples' cup of tea.. but brilliant
- 1. Any Album by Stone Temple Pilots (Core '92, Purple '94)
Definitely a defining album of classic 90's music. I'm hardly saying they're the best.. in fact I favor most of the others on my list, but STP was the band I grew up with and have listened to for hours on end for the past 9 years. My musical tastes have broadened and I can't say Stone Temple Pilots are my favorite anymore, but definitely deserving of top spot after 9 years :)
Btw, not really in exact order.. haha.. those are all actually my number ones, just depending on my mood. Honorable Mentions: Prodigy, Bjork, Tool, Massive Attack, Days of the New, Air, Eric Serra (Fifth Element), Anything James Horner, Daft Punk, Moby, and a few others! :)
- 10. Mother Love Bone by Mother Love Bone
Started all the grunge scene.
- 9. Achtung Baby by U2
The 80s band is also the 90s band ?
- 8. Good Morning Spider by Sparklehorse
Good album but the band is incredible live.
- 7. The great eastern by The Delgados
Fresh and new.
- 6. Core by Stone Temple Pilots
Best work of Scott Weiland so far.
- 5. Badmotorfinger by Soundgarden
The meaning of grunge.
- 4. OK Computer by Radiohead
A brilliant work, the start of a new music era.
- 3. The curtain hits the casts by low
The slowest thing on earth, but awesome.
- 2. August and Everything after by Counting Crows
No comment !
- 1. Ten by Pearl Jam
As close as perfection can get. Defenitly the 90s band.
- 10. train by train
A beutiful downhome pop-rock album
- 9. Mer De Noms by A Perfect Circle
This CD is haunting, brilliant and most of all addicting.
- 8. Speak My Language by Inner Circle
Great tunes from a great Jamaican reggae band.
- 7. Hoist by Phish
Phish is what music is all about, not caring about money or image, just making great songs, and jamming.
- 6. Prose Combat by MC Solaar
If you have never heard French rap, this is a CD you should hear!
- 5. Supernatural by Santana
Santan returns once again with great latin rhythms brilliant guitaring.
- 4. Nevermind by Nirvana
Everyone agrees that Nirvana was a great band, and they did affect rock so much they deserve a place on here.
- 3. 10 by Pearl Jam
Pearl Jam is real rock! When I listen to them, I envision the breaking surf and the wind and the bright sun.
- 2. August and everything after by Counting crows
Counting crows are a band that I listen to when I feel sad and depressed, because the music is gloomy and depressed.
- 1. Californication by Red Hot Chile Peppers
This album brings you bittersweet feeling, some parts may make you smile and even laugh, but underneath there is a real sad and lonesome, yet wise feeling.
There are a lot of my other favorite CD's that could go on this list(Creed, Arrested Development, Sting, Stabbing Westward, Collective Soul, Gin Blossoms, and Soul Asylum to name a few)I felt bad about leaving them off.
By: Jason Venturino
- 10. Dirt by Alice in Chains
I love Alice in Chains. It's very good too
- 9. Dookie by Green Day
As a teenager, listening to this album made me feel good.
- 8. Ten by Pearl Jam
A great grunge band. This album features hits like Alive, Jeremy, and Even Flow among others.
- 7. Superunkown by Soundgarden
Chris Cornell rocks! enough said.
- 6. Jagged Little Pill by Alanis Morrissette
This woman rules with her amazing voice and enlightening songs.
- 5. Countdown to exctinction by Megadeth
Another underrated album. Every just rules.
- 4. Sixteen Stone by Bush
This is the most underrated album of the nineties. I think it's aweseome.
- 3. Nevermind by Nirvana
This is the album that put Nirvana on the map and started the grunge revolution. A great period for music.
- 2. Metallica by Metallica
The black album is the best Metallica album. Every song rocks.
- 1. Unplugged in New York by Nirvana
This is something Nirvana did for MTV shortly before Kurt's death. It is the final masterpeice of one of the greatest musical talents that ever lived
Metallica's load and reload albums also rule. Some others are Use Your Illusions I and II, Nirvana's Inutero, and too many more to list here.
- 10. Unplugged by Nirvana
I'll end by saying I enjoyed the mainstream of the 90's. This album may rank last in my top ten, but everywhere I go that has a jukebox, this album is available.. call it the last echo of grunge music.. kinda tame for a ending, but an ending none the less.
- 9. Dirt by Alice In Chains
The only album from AIC to receive generous airplay.. "Rooster" and "Would?" top this effort's highlights.
- 8. SuperUnknown by Soundgarden
With hits like "Blackhole Sun".. this album was a keeper.
- 7. Siamese Dream by Smashing Pumpkins
yep, another entry for the pumpkins.. ask anybody how "Disarm" goes, and they'll tell you. Second in the influence department..
- 6. Dookie by Green Day
Way too many friends that tried to duplicate the album.. this was when being a "skater" or "punk" was cool..
- 5. Weezer by Weezer
what can I say? Geek rock at it's best
- 4. Mellon Collie & the Infinate Sadness by Smashing Pumpkins
this the THE mega-album of the 90's... not the best, but as far as ambition goes, this took the cake..
- 3. Purple by Stone Temple Pilots
reminds me of high school...
- 2. Nevermind by Nirvana
Who doesn't like "Smells Like Teen Spirit"?
- 1. Ten by Pearl Jam
By far the most influential album of the nineties..
Let's just say that I liked mainstream when it sounded cool. :)
By: Mike D
- 10. Alice In Chains by Facelift (1990)
Even though I have Nirvana ahead of A.I.C., this is my favorite grunge group from Seattle. I like a bunch of A.I.C. songs, but there all spread out on each album and not on one. Anyway, the whole album is great, with some of the best music i've ever heard on the first half of the album. The vocals are perfect and the guitar playing by Cantrell and Staley is amazing.
- 9. The Offspring by Smash (1994)
Very good punk rock album from probably my 2nd favorite non-metal or hard rock band below Green Day. A lot of Offspring's best is from this album and I still listen to this album all the time.
- 8. Rage Against The Machine by self-titled(1992) & Evil Empire (1996)
The only 2 rock bands i like with a little rap are these guys and the chili peppers. I like these guys a little better though and these are my 2 favorite albums from Rage. Each song is amazing and different at the same time. The songs are lengthy and Tom Morrello plays great guitar in his own unique way.
- 7. Metallica by Black Album (1991)
My favorite band of all time. This album doesn't even compare to the four albums they made in the 80's and it still deserves to be up here, that's how much I like Metallica. Every song is great, but unfortunately, everything after this album would suck.
- 6. Green Day by Dookie (1994) and Insomniac (1995)
Probably my favorite non-metal or hard rock band out there. Two of the best albums of the 90's easily. Even though the songs are short and easy to play, there very catchy and all of them sound great on both albums. I could put Kerplunk or almost any other Green Day album besides the new one "Warning" up here, but Dookie and Insomniac are more popular.
- 5. Nirvana by Nevermind (1991)
The most popular album of the 90's and it kicks ass. Each song is catchy and it's one of my favorite albums.
- 4. Slayer by Seasons Of The Abyss (1990)
Another great metal album. Kerri King's easily one of the best lead guitarists of all time and the album's extremly heavy and fast.
- 3. Pantera by Cowboys From Hell (1990)
A little bit below Vulgar, and just like that album, every song is great and diverse, as the light and heavy songs are awesome.
- 2. Megadeth by Rust In Peace (1990)
Megadeth at its best and it's one of the most creative metal albums of all time. Marty Friedmen and Dave Mustaine play killer guitar on this album. A masterpiece album.
- 1. Pantera by Vulgar Display Of Power (1992)
every song is amazing on this album. dimebag darryl plays unbelieveable solos and phil anselmo's voice blends perfectly with the music. i take this album a little bit over cowboys from hell and reinventing the steel.
- 10. Live at the Greek by Jimmy Page and the Black Crowes.
Second best live album ever next to Johnny Cash at Folsom Prison
- 9. The Slim Shady LP by Eminem
Yeah fuck you too
- 8. American 2: Unchained by Johnny Cash
Check #1, Godbless Rick Rubin.
- 7. Time Out of Mind by Bob Dylan
Dead but great
- 6. New Adventures in Hi-Fi by REM
I love it.
- 5. Self-titled by Wide Mouth Mason
- 4. The Marshall Mathers LP by Eminem
It's pissed off so many people, it's gotta be here.
- 3. Play by Moby
Mind blowing and enjoyable at the same time.
- 2. Urban Hymns by The Verve
- 1. American Recordings by Johnny Cash
Where the hell is this album on anyone else's list? Johnny Cash is the greatest recording artist ever, and this is his best studio release. Godbless Rick Rubin.
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- 9. Dookie by Green Day
- 8. Californication/Blood Sugar Sex Magik by Red Hot Chili Peppers
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- 7. Sparkle and Fade by Everclear
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- 6. Throwing Copper by Live
- 5. Sublime by Sublime
- 4. Smash by Offspring
- 3. August and Eveything Afterwards by Counting Crows
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- 2. Ten by Pearl Jam
- 1. Nevermind by Nirvana
'Frogstomp" by Silverchair; "Spacehog" by Spacehog; "Wildflowers" by Tom Petty; "Siamese Dream" by Smashing Pumpkins; Empire Records Suondtrack
- 10. Play by Moby
"South Side" and "Bodyrock" are all good.
- 9. Tragic Kingdom by No Doubt
By far the breakthrough performance of 1996.
- 8. Dr. Dre & Snoop Dogg by The Chronic
The Early 90s produced the best rap music ever...nothing can compare.
- 7. Eminem by The Slim Shady LP
Debuts are always better than follow-ups
- 6. Crazysexycool by TLC
Who doesn't like this album? I can only hope Destiny's Child won't try to rip this one off too.
- 5. Daydream by Mariah Carey
A good-old party album..."Always Be My Baby" & "Fantasy" are unforgettable
- 4. Ray of Light by Madonna
By far the best album Madonna has released. "Skin" is my favorite track.
- 3. janet. by Janet Jackson
I absolutely love this album! It's almost as good as "Janet Jackson's Rhythm Nation 1814" but I think that the content is a little different.
- 2. Celebrity Skin by Hole
Some of the great tracks include "Boys On The Radio" "Awful" "Hit So Hard" and "Reasons To Be Beautiful"
- 1. Nevermind by Nirvana
I Still love it today!!!! Nirvana rules
Everyone knows that the years 1993-1996 were the best of 90's music. Listen to a tape from 1999 and a tape from 1995 and try to see the difference. Some of my favorites from the 80's 5. Janet Jackson-"Janet Jackson's Rhythm Nation 1814" 4. Prince "Purple Rain" 3. Milli Vanilli "Girl You Know It's True" (I like the songs, I know they can't sing) 2. Madonna "Like A Virgin" 1. Michael Jackson "Bad"
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