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

    By: justin mckay
    • 10. austrilla by howie day
      great underground album
    • 9. sublime by sublime
    • 8. out came the wolfs by rancid
    • 7. nimrod by green day
    • 6. nevermind by nirvana
      awesome classic
    • 5. transister by 311
      great follow up
    • 4. gift by taproot
    • 3. 40 oz to freedom by sublime
    • 2. 311 by 311
    • 1. nirvana live in new york by nirvana
      just awesome

    By: Tom Panarese
    • 10. Metallica by Metallica
      A lot of people forget because 1991 was the year "Nevermind" was released, but this was one of the biggest selling albums of the decade and Metallica was able to ride it for almost 5 years. It's also one of the best Metal albums ever.
    • 9. Gordon by Barenaked Ladies
      This was BNL's first album, and nobody ever really bought it until a few years ago (when "stunt" took off). How could it not make this list with "Brian Wilson," "Be My Yoko Ono," "Enid," "What A Good Boy," "Grade 9," and "If I Had $1,000,000"? Definitely a classic.
    • 8. MTV Unplugged by 10,000 Maniacs
      Next to perhaps Eric Clapton's "Unplugged" album, this is the best of the "Unplugged" album. Their cover of Bruce Springsteen and Patti Smith's "Because the Night" is remarkable and the entire album is a showcase of 10,000 Maniacs hits that really shows a mature band in a wonderful live peformance.
    • 7. Fumbling Towards Ecstasy by Sarah McLachlan
      I love Sarah, she's so ethereal and this album flows so gracefully. It's her best effort ("Surfacing" was okay) and includes "Possession," "Elsewhere," "Hold On," and "Ice Cream." Definitely worth picking up ... and check out "The Freedom Sessions," which is a CD full of different versions of the "Ecstasy" songs.
    • 6. The Chronic by Dr. Dre
      Listen, my experience with rap (being the white Long Island teen that I was) in the 90s was nil, but how can you go wrong with "Ain't Nothin' but a G Thing"? Exactly. It speaks for itself.
    • 5. Ten by Pearl Jam
      This is self-explanatory as well. Nothing they've done since has come close.
    • 4. The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill by Lauryn Hill
      Few albums in the late 90s were as good as this, which mixed hip-hop and soul. Personally, I never cared for The Fugees, but when this came out, it blew me away.
    • 3. Achtung Baby by U2
      This is another overlooked one from the very beginning of the decade. In my opinion, it's the best U2 album ever (yes, even better than "The Joshua Tree"). I wore this tape out playing it before I finally got it on CD. Every song is incredible and it's a great testament to how a band can successfully change itself.
    • 2. Dookie by Green Day
      This one's so high on the list because it's pretty much THE album responsible for bringing punk back into the mainstream. Sure, The Ramones were still kicking around and punk was still in the underground scene, but think about it ... there wasn't as much interest in it until Dookie came out. It's a great album that is typical teen angst and rebellion, but it somehow makes it fun. I know there are Blink 182 fans out there, but if you want great punk, go to the originals ... The Clash, The Sex Pistols, The Ramones. If you want great NINETIES punk, you can't get better than Green Day.
    • 1. Nevermind by Nirvana
      I feel like such a whore putting this up here, because EVERYONE does it. But it is a good album, so I'm not going to say much more. My question actually is: If Kurt Cobain hadn't killed himself, would this album be so revered? Think about it.

    Yeah, Teen Pop sucks. ;)
    By: scott
    • 10. dookie/lets face it by greenday/mighty mighty bosstones
      i couldnt decide between these two albums
    • 9. sublime by sublime
      its a great album
    • 8. Sparkle and Fade by Everclear
      Every everclear song has a meaning behind it, i love the way art alexakis writes his lyrics they are great every everclear cd is good to listen to
    • 7. under the table and dreaming by dave matthews
    • 6. Use your illusion by Guns n' Roses
      A great album november rain awesome song
    • 5. unplugged by Nirvana
      Nirvana unplugged need i say more
    • 4. metallica by metallica
      awesome song after awesome song metallica is one of the greatest bands ever
    • 3. Throwing copper by Live
      A cd that you can listen to over and over again
    • 2. Core by Stone temple pilots
      A great album just as good as nevermind by nirvana, great song with plush, sex type thing, and creep how can you not like it
    • 1. Nevermind by Nirvana
      I am not the first person to put this album first but i am not being a follower it truely was one of the greatest albums ever

    By: Brian
    • 10. Nine Lives by Aerosmith
      Always seems to get better.
    • 9. Bat Out of Hell II by Meat Loaf
      The return of Meat Loaf with Jim Steinman.
    • 8. Long Line by Peter Wolf
      Doesn't try to relive past success, 90's sound with great music and lyrics.
    • 7. Pure and Simple by Joan Jett and the Blackhearts
      Great riffs as usual.
    • 6. Blue Moon Swamp by John Fogerty
      Long awaited album wasn't disappointing.
    • 5. Human Touch/Better Days by Bruce Springsteen
      Released on the same day so I included them both.
    • 4. Psycho Circus by Kiss
      Ace and Peter return.
    • 3. Adreanalize by Def Leppard
      After suffering from depression and axiety attacks from late 1990 to early 1992, it was a relief to still hear an eighties sound in the middle of all the grundge.
    • 2. River of Dreams by Billy Joel
      Wrote lyrics about life now and not trying to write about 18 year old life at 45.
    • 1. Revenge by Kiss
      Their heaviest sinse "Creatures of the Night" in 1982.

    I thought the best albums of the 90s came from veteran artists.
    By: scott
    • 10. Warning by Green Day
    • 9. Supernatural by Santana
      How many Grammys. need i say anymore
    • 8. Sparkle and Fade by Everclear
      No one can write a better song than Art Alexakis his songs are awesome just listen to the lyrics and you will agree
    • 7. Colour and the shape by Foo Fighters
      Dave is awesome the foo fighters are a cool band
    • 6. Sublime by Sublime
      You like dont you, who doesnt
    • 5. Use your Illusion by Guns n' Roses
      great Cd
    • 4. Throwing Copper by Live
      lightning crashes can you think of many songs better than that one, plus many other cool songs on it
    • 3. Metallica by Metallca
    • 2. Nirvana by Nevermind
      Kurt Cobain was great not a bad song on the album and everysong is meaningul
    • 1. Core by Stone Temple Pilots
      A awesome alblum Scott is incredible, Plush is one of the greastest songs ever and then you complement it with creep, sex type thing and wicked garden, a great must have album

    The top 5 are definately the top 5. after that anything goes its so hard just to pick 10 albums
    By: Susan and Khadija
    • 10. Tori Amos by Little Earthquakes
      A girl and her piano can make it in the business today!!
    • 9. Local H by As Good as Dead
      You can listen to the entire thing... awesome
    • 8. Foo Fighters by Foo Fighters
      Dave Grohl shows that he can be a frontman- and a damn good one.
    • 7. NIN by The Downward Spiral
      Trent Reznor is such a genius--- with everything from those wierd backwards tracks to Closer.
    • 6. Incubus by SCIENCE
      The fusion of different genres.. with DJ Kilmore they rule the "mixed" bands.
    • 5. Radiohead by OK Computer
      What about the video??? Wierd animation... they're great
    • 4. Weezer by Weezer
      Great!!!! These guys are the geekiest...
    • 3. Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness by Smashing Pumpkins
      So many songs.... so many different feelings...
    • 2. Siamese Dream by Smashing Pumpkins
      Amazing.... this huge wall of sound... one of the best bands in the last decade.
    • 1. Nevermind by Nirvana
      Started the whole thing baby.. you have to give credit where credit is deserved.

    Bush, Silverchair, Portishead, A Perfect Circle
    By: Paul Preston
    • 10. Rock Spectacle by Barenaked Ladies
      one of the best live bands and a great live album. saw them in concert and they truly rocked.
    • 9. Greatest Hits vol. 2 by Prince
      true blessed song writter. the songs are unbeatable.
    • 8. The Vault by Def Leppard
      althought half the stuff came out in the 80s and they are an 80s band, it's still great music. and for crying out loud, rick allen has one arm.
    • 7. Greatest Hits by Bruce Springsteen
      if you have it then you know what i'm talking about. max wienburg on drums, and the boss on the mic. i love his song writing.
    • 6. Out of Sight (SDTK) by various artists
      an awesome soundtrack with isley brothers, dean martin, willie bobo, walter wanderly, and mungo santamaria. movie was worth seeing for the music.
    • 5. Throwing Copper by Live
      always liked their stuff and still do. saw them in concert last year and they rocked out. rock hard album all the way through
    • 4. Nevermind by Nirvanan
      everyone knows why this is a top ten 90's album.
    • 3. Ten by Pearl Jam
      fun stuff man. good tunes. ten years after its release i still listen to it. this seattle band was original name after a basketball player. if you think you know who check you rock IQ (babyjesus19@hotmail.com)
    • 2. Weezer by Weezer
      proof that agressive punk can have good song writing too. excelent harmony. fun to listen to.
    • 1. August and Everything After by Counting Crows
      Great band, great talent, excelent music. a cd that you can listen to over and over again and not get sick of it. the more you listen to it the better it gets. from start to finish it delivers 11 songs with no let downs or weak tracks. if you don't have it, you should.

    every breath you take (the classics) - the police, unplugged - eric clapton, wildflowers - tom petty, marshall mathers LP - eminem, 2001 - dr. dre, two against nature - steely dan, inside job - don henley, recovering the satellites - counting crows, this desert life - counting crows, aross a wire, counting crows, she's the one - tom petty, get a grip - aerosmith, laced - reveille.
    By: brendan daw
    • 10. Blood sugar sex magik by red hot chilli peppers
      A cool funky album.
    • 9. colour and the shape by foo fighters
      Dave Grohl is the most talented musician ever.
    • 8. unplugged by Alice in chains
      All the great songs of a true band.
    • 7. The downward spiral by Nine inch nails
      Very creative industrial music which made nine inch nails what they are today.
    • 6. Superunknown by Soundgarden
      Impossible to have a top ten without soundgarden
    • 5. Mer de noms by A perfect cirle
      Very artistic and most creative band 2nd only to maynards other band tool.
    • 4. Aenima by Tool
      The most powerfull and inspirational band ever.
    • 3. Antichrist Superstar by Marilyn Manson
      This is the album that defines the best band of all time.
    • 2. Ten by Pearl Jam
      The best album of the best band in the 90's
    • 1. Nevermind by Nirvana
      This album without doubt the best album of the 90's changed the face of music.

    By: Michael Levy
    • 10. Red Hot Chili Peppers by Californication
      I was very disappointed with the One hot Minute and stopped listening to the Peppers till this came out. Thank god they got John back(and John got off the junk).
    • 9. Bob Dylan by Time out of Mind
      It's amazing how his voice sounds ok here, yet completely like shit in concert. Regardless, Dylan still writes some amazing tunes and this album is full of them
    • 8. REM by Out of Time
      Most like Automatic for the People better and forget about how great this album was.
    • 7. Oasis by What's the story Morning Glory?
      Who cares if they're a bunch of loud mouth drunkard beatle wannabes? this album rocks.
    • 6. Guns n' Roses by Use Your Illusion I & II
      Would have been alot higher if not for the extraordinary amount of filler. Still, 75 % of these albums are great hard rock and well worth sitting through the rest. In terms of double disc studio albums, beats out Smashing Pumpkins' effort by a long way
    • 5. Ben Folds Five by Unauthorized Biography of Reinhold Mesner
      Unfortunately, they broke up recently, making this their swan song. Well, if you gotta go, go with a great album. One of those albums that can be listened to from begining to end with absolutely no need to fast forward or skip. Plus Bill Shatner has a cameo-how can you go wrong?
    • 4. Metallica by Metallica
      Metallica at its peak. Both a treat for die hards and posers alike. One of the few great albums of the 90s P.N.(pre Nirvana)
    • 3. U2 by Achtung Baby
      Call me blasphemous, but I think this is a better album than Joshua Tree. Completely different U2 album than anything that came before it and the best of their 90s "eurotrash" period.
    • 2. August and everything After by Counting Crows
      The near perfect album. Adam Duritz emerges as an important songwriter and the Crows emerge as the perfect alternative to the grunge scene.
    • 1. Nevermind by Nirvana
      Anyone remember what music in the '90s was like before this album? Nirvana came along and completely change the dynamics of the music world with this album. More importantly, this album gave disillusioned high schoolers(as i was) something important to listen to.

    Except Nevermind, the rest of these aren't in any particular order.
    By: Ed Hart
    • 10. core by stone temple pilots
      has a nice edge to it different styles
    • 9. throwing copper by live
      should probably be a little higher on my list
    • 8. smash by offspring
      just come out and play
    • 7. dookie by green day
      like listening to as i drive to the beach
    • 6. villians by the verve pipe
      just a nice mix
    • 5. mtv unplugged by alice n chains
      all my favorites wrapped into one only song missing is again.
    • 4. ten by pearl jam
      I think thats all I have to say about that
    • 3. yorself and someone like you by matchbox 20
      one of the most under apprecitive albums of the 90's. everyone song rocks especially the ones you dont hear on the radio.check out 11 & 12.
    • 2. august and everything after by counting crows
      just an excellant album
    • 1. mtv unplugged by nirvana
      the true talent and torment of kurt on this album. I believe it was his way of saying goodbye.

    if i could only have three albums from the 90's they would be mtv unplugged nirvana, august and everything after counting crows, and yourself or someone like you matchbox 20.

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