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    By: Josh Kelly
    • 10. Evil Empire by Rage Against the Machine
      Great political Views
    • 9. Feeding Frenzy by Jimmy Buffet
      Greatest Musician Ever..other than John Lennon...
    • 8. BBC Sessions by Led Zepplin
      Excellent Band...good cd
    • 7. Lost and Gone Forever by Guster
      great band..produces such great music
    • 6. Third Eye Blind by Third Eye Blind
      Excellent CD
    • 5. Dark Side of the Moon(remastered) by Pink Floyd
    • 4. The 60's by Compilation
      Great Songlist
    • 3. Before these Crowed Streets by Dave Matthews Band
      Such a fantastic CD
    • 2. Sublime by Sublime
      Miss ya Bradley
    • 1. Mellon Collie and the Infinate Sadness by Smashing Pumpkins
      Great CD

    Alot of 90's music sucks...listen to the 60's-70's...with a few exceptions of bands from the 90's...like jimmy buffet, john lennon, jim morrison, bob dylan, pink floyd, james taylor, other great music..some bands from more modern times that are good.. but weren't mentioned are Rane, Hootie and the Blowfish, Blues Travler, Phish, Goo Goo Dolls
    By: Lita
    • 10. The Getaway People, Turnpike Diaries by The Getaway People
      the best band that no one has ever heard of. i heard them at voodoo fest, and i swear, it was completely mindblowing, at least for me. i cannot, cannot get enough of this music. i want to dance, and yell, and sing, and do all sorts of naughty things when i listen to this music. it's perfect to me. this music says all sorts of things to me, and it's all good. i know it's not for everyone, because my best friend can't stand them, but to me, their two albums are everything i could ever want in music. i love these guys. they are amazing musicians, songwriters, everything.
    • 9. Maybe You've Been Brainwashed Too by The New Radicals
      they had one single off this album, and it rocked, but the rest of the songs just say so much, and i want to cry when i listen to it, because for some reason, it just touches me waaaaay too much. gregg alexander's voice is penetrating, in all the right ways.
    • 8. OK Computer by Radiohead
      there is nothing bad about this album. it's all beautiful, soulful music, and thom yorke's voice is great. i cannot say too much - you have to experience it for yourself.
    • 7. The Bends by Radiohead
      it's just amazing rock. that's all i can say. everything about it seems supernatural.
    • 6. Blue by Third Eye Blind
      i loved their first album as well, but this one has something more. they can go from slow and lovely to rocking and bitchy quite quickly.
    • 5. Tidal by Fiona Apple
      her voice is so full of soul and emotion...she sounds as if she feels and means each and every word. and the lyrics are amazing.
    • 4. Definetly Maybe by Oasis
      these songs just make you want to sing along, and roll down your windows and blast it.
    • 3. Friction, Baby by Better Than Ezra
      these guys are just amazing rockers...they perform wonderfully, they have so much energy, and they're from my hometown of new orleans, and that makes them super-special.
    • 2. Bringing Down the Horse by The Wallflowers
      beautiful songwriting, beautiful lyrics, beautiful voice, beautiful everything.
    • 1. Celebrity Skin by Hole
      all these songs are amazing, full of angst and love and hate and raw power...

    By: amanda
    • 10. Falling into you by Celine Dion
    • 9. Nsync by Nsync
    • 8. Slim Shady by Eminem
    • 7. Mariah Carey by Mariah Carey
    • 6. Backstreet Boys by Backstreet Boys
    • 5. Jagged Little Pill by Alanis Morisett
    • 4. Britney Spears by Baby one more time
    • 3. Ten by Pearl Jam
    • 2. Crazy, Sexy, Cool by T.L.C
    • 1. Nevermind by Nirvana

    By: Jason Brown
    • 10. Tie: The Dance & The Dedication To Biggie Smalls by Garth Brooks & Puff Daddy
      Its ok to Cry
    • 9. 36 Chambers by Wu Tang Clan
      Dark, Unknown, Blew Us Away
    • 8. Ready to Die by Notorious BIG
      The greatest rapper ever, shows us the way
    • 7. In My Lifetime Vol.2 by Jay-Z
      More Money, More Cash, More Hoes.........More Respect
    • 6. In My Lifetime Vol.1 by Jay-Z
      Jay-Z: Lets take the Gansta Rap and remind them no matter how many people you kill, I'll Still Have More Money-----The Greatest Pimp of ALL TIME
    • 5. Dookie by Green Day
      Punk brought to the Pop Culture Gotta Love It
    • 4. 40 oz To Freedom by Sublime
      Again another great CD by the greatest band ever.
    • 3. The Chronic by Dr. Dre
      Hi my name is Dr. Dre and I'm gonna change the face of music with one CD
    • 2. Blood Sex Sugar Majik by Red Hot Chili Peppers
      How can any other CD except this one come in NUMBER 2
    • 1. Sublime by Sublime
      The greatest CD ever created Long live Brad Nowell

    This is the real Greatest Album List
    By: Eric Peterson
    • 10. Midnite Vultures by Beck
      While not truly an album that represents him well, Beck can be seen truly coming together as a talented producer. I must definately say that "Milk and Honey" is an awesome rendition of Hendrix. "Debra" is an awesome rendition of an old 70's song called "I wanna get wit' you (and ya' sista)", and well, "Hollywood Freaks" is a great poke at Puff Daddy and his cReW. Funny as hell.
    • 9. Mellow Gold/Odelay/Stereopathetic Soulmanure by Beck
      Okay, all three of these CD's were recorded roughly around the same time while Beck Hansen was in the midst of a label bidding war. So, I'm counting them as one. The man is great, I wish I would've thought to place him higher sooner, but oh well. Stereopathetic isnt as great as the other 2, but its a hilarious album nonetheless. Gives a peak into Beck's hometown life, with his buds. Mellow Gold is out of this world, and Odelay is a phenomenally surreal pop album.
    • 8. Temple of the Dog by Temple of the Dog
      Yeah, Pearl Jam, Matt Cameron, AND Chris Cornell (w/ Ed Vedder on occasion)... if you were born after the grunge wave of music hit, and you seem to think Korn and Limp Dick or whatever symbolize GREAT 90's MUSIC, take a listen to this... It'll change your perspective, I guarentee it. Its a really truly beautiful balance of Mother Love Bone inspired songs, and rockin melodies. A must listen
    • 7. Freedom by Neil Young
      1989 is ALMOST the 90's. "Broadway" with distortion... An acoustic AND electric version of "Rockin' in the Free World"... and some really moody and classic Neil Young songs. Add "Rust Never Sleeps" and "Ohio" to this and you've got the best.
    • 6. A-Sides by Soundgarden
      I don't like picking the more mainstream of Soundgarden's CD's. But i must say, where else can you find Batmotorfinger, AND Superunknown, AND their earlier Sub-Pop works all in one package?!? Bleed Together is a nice addition too, for the die-hard fan. NOTE: Try and listen to the song "GUN" somewhere, which is not on this CD, but should have been. Really rocking.
    • 5. Across A Wire by Counting Crows
      Great great group of CD's. Its got live performances cafe style from VH1, as well as a rockin set of songs from an MTV 10 Spot performance. Wonderful. Adam Duritz is a very down to Earth individual, despite dating numorous actresses from "Friends". Its apparent on this.
    • 4. Urban Hymns by The Verve
      I really dig Ashcroft's moody lyrics, especially when coupled with the such an awesome band. If "Bittersweet Symphony" is all you know, wise up.
    • 3. Automatic For the People by REM
      I think everybody knows that REM is a really talented group of musicians. Its abundantly clear in this album...
    • 2. In Utero by Nirvana
      Musically, this album is delicious. Kurdt and Dave at their peaks. THe composition of the overall band is AMAZING
    • 1. Ten by Pearl Jam
      Someone on these lists wrote that "Ten" is the only testament to their true talent. My ass. It's a great rock album, not just a great grunge feat.

    I'm sick and tired of people who believe Britney Spears or N'Syncs latest album is anything worth adding to a list like this. These pop albums wont be remembered more than 5 years from now, if even that. Rock will always be around, and remembered as something great. I'd love to see the world of mainstream music return to that. But i know it's wishful thinking.
    By: Matt K
    • 10. On How Life Is by Macy Gray
      Welcome back to real soul music, sung by a real person and played by real musicians with real instruments.
    • 9. Nevermind by Nirvana
      Any album with Come as you are and (Smells Like) Teen Spirit on it has to be good. At last an American guitar band that weren't MOR dross.
    • 8. Dummy by Portishead
      Came out of nowhere sounding like it was made on another planet.
    • 7. Protection by Massive Attack
      A lot of bands put so much into their first album there's not much left for the follow up. Massive Attack revised the formula and came up trumps again.
    • 6. Violator by Depeche Mode
      Along with Blur proof that growing up in Essex doesn't mean you have to end up driving an XR3 and wearing white socks.
    • 5. Different Class by Pulp
      Top lyrics, great tunes. They'd had long enough to get it right and when they did it was very right.
    • 4. Definitely Maybe by Oasis
      Nearly as good a debut as Blue Lines. Buckets of Manc attitude and great tunes. Where did it all go wrong ?
    • 3. Drive Thru Booty by Freakpower
      This is what Norman Cook sounded like after Beats International and before Fatboy Slim, it's as funky as you like.
    • 2. Parklife by Blur
      Veers from one musical style to another without ever being less than brilliant.
    • 1. Blue Lines by Massive Attack
      If ever a debut album announced the arrival of enormous talent, this is it.

    By: Daniel
    • 10. Balance by Van Halen
    • 9. Big Wreck by In Loving Memory Of...
    • 8. Mama Said by Lenny Kravitz
    • 7. A Storm in Heaven by Verve
    • 6. Four by Blues Traveler
    • 5. Shake Your Money Maker by the Black Crowes
    • 4. Supernatural by Santana
    • 3. 5 by Lenny Kravitz
    • 2. Urban Hymns by the Verve
    • 1. Achtung Baby by U2

    By: Bobby Huff
    • 10. To Bring You My Love by PJ Harvey
      There's really no way to describe how great this album is. Pj Harvey hits every possible style of music I love in every song on this album. She wrings out every last drop of emotion out through her soulful crooning was truly a trend-setter for the many talented female musicians to come.
    • 9. Any or All by Radiohead
      I really don't think its fair to choose just one of this band's albums. They are all beautifully done with songs that are melancholy, happy, and energetic, all at the same time. Best Song: "Creep"
    • 8. Mirrorball by Sarah MacLachlan
      Using a Gorgeous voice behind strong beats & rhythms, This singer's live disc grabbed hold of me and wouldn't let go, with songs that could both move me and pump me up. Best Song: "Possession"
    • 7. Version 2.0 by Garbage
      Where Garbage's first album was rough and harddriven rock, this sophomore effort goes for a more smooth and polished sound, but remains excellant nonetheless, with original futuristic entries like "Push It," rock ballads that continue the tradition of the first album like "I Think I'm Paranoid," and even songs that manage to mold the two styles together like "Hammerin' In My Head."
    • 6. The Downward Spiral by Nine Inch Nails
      The songs on this album are dark and even depressing at times, yet one cant help but indulge in the futuristic, almost surreal tone of songs like "Closer," or deny the creepy subtlety behind Trent Reznor's voice.
    • 5. Odelay by Beck
      By far one of the grooviest and most original artists ever. His mannerisms and stylings are very reminiscent of Jim Morrison, but that may just be me. Best Song: "Jackass"
    • 4. Garbage by Garbage
      This band could easily be the most underrated band of the decade. Nevertheless, this extraordinary effort by one of my all time favorite bands successfully stepped away from the tradition of grunge bands trying to become the next Nirvana right when it needed to be done. There's a certain genius and originality to every song on the album, with no two sounding alike, and they are each brought to life by Shirley Manson's hypnotic siren vocal chords. Best Song: "Supervixen"
    • 3. Siamese Dream by Smashing Pumpkins
      I could just have easily put down Melon Collie and the Infinite Sadness or Machina: The Machines of God, but this was byfar the Pumpkin's most artistic and melodic album. Its songs are equally thought-provoking and ambient, energetic and beautiful. Best Song: "Today"
    • 2. Nevermind by Nirvana
      What can I say? Easily one of the best albums by a rock band of all time. Don't believe me? Listen to the album closely and you'll know what I'm talking about. Best Song: "Smells Like Teen Spirit"
    • 1. In Utero by Nirvana
      Although most people think the equally brilliant Nevermind is Nirvana's best work, I honestly think this album more accurately conveys the band's signature mixture of sorrow, anger, anxiety, and rowdyness. Best Song: "Heart-Shaped Box"

    I'd like to give an honorable mention to Stone Temple Pilots, Fiona Apple, Sleater-Kinney, Live, Portishead, The Breeders, Moby, and Lenny Kravitz.
    By: Robert Grazer
    • 10. Unknown Road by Pennywise
      The greatest modern punk release by far.
    • 9. Crimson Tide by Hans Zimmer
      About a intelligent as sondtracks can get. Zimmer delivers probably the deepest work he's ever done.
    • 8. Schindler's List by John Williams
      Depressing. I mean VERY depressing. But it's brilliant and genius. Better than the Star Wars soundtrack, that's for sure.
    • 7. The Rock by Hans Zimmer
      Possibly the greatest soundtrack ever. Emotional, exciting, sad, fantastic, few soundtracks come close.
    • 6. Speakeasy by Stavesacre
      I LOVE Stavesacre. Their third release is a great reason why.
    • 5. Absolutes by Stavesacre
      I didn't like it the first few times, but then I woke up. This album is absolutely amazing! Perfection on every track, from beginning to end this is a classic, or at least should be.
    • 4. Within the Ancient Forest by Paramaecium
      If it wasn't for such a happy (well, happy compared to everything else on this album) ending track, this could be the most depressing album ever, even passing some Pink Floyd albums. But it's not, and the award for that is split between their debut and the soundtrack for Schindler's List. But not to worry, the masters of melody has still given us an incredible release.
    • 3. Friction by Stavesacre
      A phenomenal debut. Every single song is a classic, though they will never be viewed that way. I believe that you can get it for pretty cheap online, but I'd pay fifty bucks or so for it.
    • 2. Exhumed of the Earth by Paramaecium
      Not only is this easily the greatest doom release of all time, it may even be the best album from any metal genre at all. Slow, melodic, EXTREMELY depressing. Definitely not one to miss.
    • 1. Superheavy Dreamscape by Blackball
      You've never heard of this. You may never again. But burn the name into your mind so that ten or so years from now you'll be at a garage sale and you'll see this. Then it will be time to decide whether you want to pay two buck for the greatest album to be released in the 1990s or live on thinking crap like Nevermind deserves the slot. The choice is yours.

    By: Heather
    • 10. Jeremy by Pearl Jam
      that's just a damn great song.
    • 9. Miss You Much by Janet Jackson
    • 8. All I Want by Toad The Wet Sprocket
    • 7. Slam by Onyx
      Let the boys be boys.
    • 6. Runaway Train by Soul Asylum
    • 5. Heart-Shaped Box by Nirvana
      I don't even like Nirvana but he was something of an issue in the 90's. Better to burn out than to fade away, right? (which he would have, eventually)
    • 4. Hero by Mariah Carey
      Pre-whore period, best song she ever sang.
    • 3. Hanging Tough by New Kids On The Block
      they were boyfriends in fifth grade (1989)
    • 2. You Can't Touch This by MC Hammer
      Oh, those pants! Stop. Hammer time.
    • 1. Ice, Ice Baby by Vanilla Ice
      Stop. Collaborate and listen, ice is back with a brand new edition. something grabs a hold of me tightly, flow like a harpoon daily and nightly. will it ever stop? yo, I don't know. To the extreme I rock a mic like a vandal, light up the stage and wax a chump like a candle. Dance. (Yeah, Iknow the rest of the words, too. Sixth grade, baby!)

    Bare in mind that many worthy songs have been excluded because there's no room. Wilson Philips, Celine Dion, Amy Grant, Ace of Base, Coolio, Fresh Prince, Duran Duran, 4 Non-Blondes, Soundgarden, Aerosmith, etc. etc. deserved to be mentioned, too.

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