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What are your top ten favorite albums from the 90s?

    By: Don
    • 10. Running With Scissors by Weird Al Yankovic
      Weir Al is ALWAYS Hilarious, but this is his best album yet!!!
    • 9. Give Yourself a Hand by crash Test Dummies
      an interesting break from the previous Crash Test Dummies Albums
    • 8. Erotica by Madonna
      An underrated album; very good
    • 7. Spellbound by Paula Abdul
    • 6. 12 Deadly Cyns by Cyndi Lauper
      Sure most of the songs are 80s but the album was released in the 90s and remains a favorite
    • 5. Jewel by Marcella Detroit
    • 4. Jagged Little Pill by Alanis Morissette
      A great come back album
    • 3. Melt by Artificial Joy Club
    • 2. Ray of Light by Madonna
      It's Madonna should I say more
    • 1. Hormonally Yours by Shakespears Sister
      A great but forgotten album by my favoriote duo

    By: Down Quark
    • 10. Crap by Most Bands of the 90's
      Wake up people! Listen to good music, real music, true music, ART. Stop listening to the crap that is sold and pushed on you so much. Make up your own mind.....
    • 9. Pearl Jam by VS
      Good songs.
    • 8. Incubus by SCIENCE
      Great album, I just hope they stick to their guns.
    • 7. Fugazi by Red Medicine
      These guys are goooooood.
    • 6. Radiohead by The Bends
      Great guitar work.
    • 5. Slip by Quicksand
      Great album that noone knows about.
    • 4. Opiate by Tool
      Short but sweet.
    • 3. OK Computer by Radiohead
      Another band that has taken a time machine back to this era and shone us a glimpse of human intellect evolution.
    • 2. Undertow by Tool
      Another journey that is far ahead of its time.
    • 1. Aenima by Tool
      The best album ever made. More than just music. It has Subtlety and intelligence that is missing from today's music.

    By: Steve Jones
    • 10. Yourself or Somebody like you by Matchbox 20
    • 9. U2 by Achtung Baby
      Their last great album.
    • 8. Ten by Pearl Jam
      I hear the members of Pearl Jam have a bet on a Police reunion.
    • 7. Sting by Ten Summoner's Tales
      His solo stuff is okay, but he's waaay better with The Police.
    • 6. O.K. Computer by RadioHead
      Pretty unique sound.
    • 5. Alice In Chains by Jar of Flies
      Stayley's vocals are amazing on this one.
    • 4. Perverse by Jesus Jones
      If you liked Doubt, go buy this one.
    • 3. Doubt by Jesus Jones
      Right Here Right Now. Great Tune, excellent album.
    • 2. Core by Stone Temple Pilots
      Plush is one of the best songs of all time. Sure Weiland sounds like Eddy Vedder but he does a better job on vocals. Plush is the best song Pearl Jam never recorded.
    • 1. Purple by Stone Temple Pilots
      Big Empty is incredible, Interstate Love song is fantastic.

    By: Clayshawn
    • 10. Dummy by Portishead
      Depressing music is hard to do well and still be musically interesting. This is perfect break up\unrequited love\crush music.
    • 9. Tigerlilly by Natalie Merchant
      Leaving your hugely successful group to go solo is always risky, but Natalie did it beautifully. This album never fails to make me cry- particularly "Beloved Wife" and "River" for River Phoenix.
    • 8. Green Day by Dookie
      The only rock band on my list- this album kicks ass! "Basket Case" and "Longview" are my favorite tracks.
    • 7. Alanis Morrisette by Jagged Little Pill
      Completely changed the perception\position of women in music for the decade. Every track is heartfelt and honest and this woman can sing like nobody else.
    • 6. Millenium by Backstreet Boys
      A little embarrasing, but who cares? They can sing like no other boy band and this album is so well put together. "I Want it That Way" is probably one of the best pop songs of all time and everyone knows the words (whether they admit it or not.)
    • 5. Erotica by Madonna
      Lyrically kind of thin (which is why "Ray of Light" is at the top), but the production of the songs- particularly "Erotica" and "Deeper and Deeper" is incredible. Definitely some of Madonna's best and most underrated work. I think the subject matter and the Sex book and the crappy Body of Evidence movie overshadowed this record.
    • 4. Garbage by Garbage
      I listen to this record at the gym every single day. There's not a bad track on it.
    • 3. Sheryl Crow by Sheryl Crow
      This album is Sheryl's best in my opinion- thought provoking, but with great pop tunes like "If it Makes You Happy" and "Everyday is a Winding Road."
    • 2. Debut by Bjork
      Bjork is a genius- we'll leave it at that.
    • 1. Ray of Light by Madonna
      Just when you think she can't possibly do it again she does- and even better- and with Grammys and critical acclaim! The title track is the bomb diggity, not to mention "Drowned World (Substitute for Love)"

    Honorable mentions go to kd Lang's "Drag", Nirvana's "Nevermind", and Madonna's "Bedtime Stories."
    By: Ian
    • 10. In It for the Money by Supergrass
    • 9. Fountains of Wayne by Fountains of Wayne
    • 8. Stankonia by Outkast
    • 7. Blue Lines by Massive Attack
    • 6. Modern Life... by Blur
    • 5. Violator by Depeche Mode
    • 4. The Chronic by Dr. Dre
    • 3. Vitalogy by Pearl Jam
    • 2. Parklife by Blur
    • 1. Vs. by Pearl Jam

    By: Chris Anderson
    • 10. Stiff Upper Lip by AC/DC
      AC/DC kicks ass! They are the best! Need I say more?
    • 9. Devil Without A Cause by Kid Rock
      Rap sucks, but when Kid Rock takes it into his hands and combines it with metal, it sounds awesome!)
    • 8. The Sickness by Disturbed
      Metal with a new face and superb vocal controls. They got talent.
    • 7. S&M by Metallica
      Metallica Rules! This album is completely original!
    • 6. Hellbilly Deluxe by Rob Zombie
      Rob Zombie is the the best metal perforer there is!
    • 5. Holy Wood (In The Shadow Of The Valley Of Death) by Marilyn Manson
      Gotta love the Fight Song and Disposable Teens!
    • 4. Reload by Metallica
      Fuel and Unforgiven II rule! Enough said!
    • 3. Load by Metallica
      Metallica hasn't gone soft, their doin' what they best--make music!
    • 2. Metallica by Metallica
      The mega headbang album of the decade!
    • 1. Garage Inc. by Metallica
      Metallica is the band that keeps on giving!

    None of this in specific order and I may skimmped on the best albums over a ten year period, but this is the best I can think of in ten minutes!
    By: Mike Rotch
    • 10. My Own Prison by Creed
      They didn't give into stereotypes.
    • 9. Ten by Pearl Jam
      A little different perspective on the whole grunge thing.
    • 8. Sublime by Sublime
      I can't make it through a day without hearing Wrong Way, What I got and Santeria.
    • 7. The Black Album by Metallica
      Not their best, but their best in the 90's
    • 6. Green Day by Dookie
      Even if you don't like anything else, Longview is the perfect slacker song, and if you were the right age, the first dirty song you listened to.
    • 5. Dr. Dre by The Chronic
      Where would rap be without this
    • 4. Smash by The Offspring
      Self-Esteem, Bad Habit, Come out and play, what else do you want?
    • 3. Rage Against the Machine by Rage Against the Machine
      Without it, there would be no Korn, Limp Bizkit, Papa Roach, and so on.
    • 2. Blood Sugar Sex Majik by Red Hot Chili Peppers
      Just the perfect mix of all elements of 90's music.
    • 1. Nevermind by Nirvana
      Can't be argued against

    By: bob agnes
    • 9. reload by metallica
      even though lars caN BE A @$$HOLE
    • 8. Volger display of power by PANTERA
      just walk
    • 7. three dollar bill ya'll by limp bizkit
      freakin me out you wear a mask called a counterfeit freakin me out you wear a mask
    • 6. Life is peachy by KoRn
    • 5. hellbilly delux by ROB ZOMBIE
      you know its the best
    • 4. dysfuntion by Staind
      its gona be the next korn
    • 3. Nevermind by Nervana
      hey it opened a big @$$ door man
    • 2. astro creep 2000 by WHITE ZOMBIE
      I ZOMBIE
    • 1. KoRn by KoRn
      come on ... are you ready ? its like them kcking off there caree with say we'er going to kick your @$$

    By: Joe Simonetti
    • 10. Crash by Dave Matthews Band
      As stunning as it is musically diverse. It intimates a great deal of authenticity for a studio recording, certainly top 10 material.
    • 9. Mellon Collie & The Infinite Sadness by Smashing Pumpkins
      This multi-dimensioned album is a tour-de-force of one of the decades most accomplished rock bands. Although most bands falter when it comes to creating an album with such broad artistic range, The Pumpkins seem made for such a setting.
    • 8. Living In Clip by Ani Difranco
      The defining feminist voice of the decade. Not just a singer, but a multiple personality that we can all, in some way identify with. This live album is Ani at her best.
    • 7. Welcome To The Cruel World by Ben Harper
      Often overlooked debut album supplies the essence of this artist. The album is also a testament to the power of acoustic music.
    • 6. Nevermind by Nirvana
      The album that redifined the notion of alternative rock. "We never set out to knock Michael Jackson off the top of the chart. We simply wanted something we could live with." -Kurt Cobain
    • 5. Automatic For The People by R.E.M.
      Lyrically dark, but musically outrageous. This classic album is full of candid 90s themes such as death, memory loss, AIDS, and suffering, while avoiding that popular 90s theme: Indifference.
    • 4. Grace by Jeff Buckley
      Words cannot accurately describe this album,it must be heard to be appreciated. Anyway, I'll give it a shot: Angelic, Swirling, Etheral, Tormented, Seductive, and above all a musical tidal wave.
    • 3. August and Everything by The Counting Crows
      The "Astral Weeks" of the 90s. Boasting the #1 hit, Mr. Jones, this album draws the listener in with its poignant narratives about sleepless nights, windowshades, rain falling, angels, a girl named Maria and words unspoken. Although these desolate images of life's experience might leave the listener asking, "What is the point?", THAT IS the point. "We all want to be big stars, but we don't know Why and we don't know How," lead singer Adam Duritz explains during Mr. Jones.
    • 2. O.K. Computer by Radiohead
      Essential to anyone who desires more than just the same attention-deficit-dissorder remedies that passed for music throughout the 90s. It recieved a mountain of acclaim from critics and musicians as well.
    • 1. Urban Hymns by Verve or The Verve
      Besides being a masterful musical journey unto itself, it also delivers a strong statement of individuality that other 90s bands have so tirelessly sought. The difference: Instead of hitting the same three chords and throwing a tantrum (ala Nirvana or Blur), The Verve take a much more creative and introspective approach, "I've got to hear some sounds that recognize the pain in me," says frontman Richard Ashcroft in Bittersweet Symphony.

    Albums are in no particular order. Although other albums deserve to be listed, I just can't justify bumping one of these to make room.
    By: br0n
    • 10. Voodoo by D'Angelo
    • 9. The Bends by Radiohead
    • 8. Achtung Baby by U2
    • 7. Dookie by Green Day
    • 6. Nevermind by Nirvana
    • 5. My Life by Mary J Blige
    • 4. Siamese Dream by Smashing Pumpkins
    • 3. The Low End Theory by A Tribe Called Quest
    • 2. 40oz to Freedom by Sublime
    • 1. Enter the Wu-Tang by Wu-Tang Clan

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