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    By: Flood
    • 10. Use Your Illusion 2 by Guns 'N Roses
      Axl Rose is cool because he likes NIN. It doesn't hurt that his songs don't suck even if some of his clothes do. "Estranged" and "Civil War" are minor classics.
    • 9. Superunknown by Soundgarden
      Beautifully dark and aggressive.
    • 8. Dig Your Own Hole by Chemical Brothers
      One of the coolest records ever.
    • 7. Mellow Gold by Beck
      Outstanding debut from pop music's resident weirdo/musical alchemist.
    • 6. Garbage by Garbage
      I'm a big fan of producer/drummer Butch Vig; and Shirley Manson is the perfect pop sex goddess.
    • 5. Dirt by Alice In Chains
      A great album to remind you someone out there is more fucked-up than you are. One of the Seattle music scene's best bands of all time.
    • 4. Honey's Dead by The Jesus And Mary Chain
      What girly-man British bands like Starsailor and Coldplay should have emulated.
    • 3. Nevermind by Nirvana
      I don't think I need to justify why I put them in this list.
    • 2. Siamese Dream by Smashing Pumpkins
      Any album that has "Hummer" in it is near-perfect.
    • 1. The Fragile by Nine Inch Nails
      "Fans" who hated this album because it wasn't "Spiral #2" can fuck off. This album is the best NIN album and a proper masterpiece to close the 90s (released 1999).

    By: Lindsey
    • 10. Nevermind by Nirvana
      Nirvan is one of the best bands of all time, so I really dont have much to say! Just AWESOME~
    • 9. Sixteenth Stone by Bush
      Gavin and the boys are incredible!! Altho this is the only album that did anything big, but Im a hardcore Bush fan and anythign by them is great!
    • 8. Turn the Radio On by Reel Big Fish
      The energy this band has is incredible! This is by far their best work ever!!
    • 7. Clumsy by Our Lady Peace
      The only thing i can really say is awesome!
    • 6. Purr by Dance Hall Crashers
      DHC is a band with the lead singers who are 2 women who are talented both vocally and lyrically!! They are one of my favorite bands of all time ever!! Girls this is a cd that will help you thru the worst times in your life!!!
    • 5. Dude Ranch by Blink 182
      It is a shame that this band has now sold out!! This cd and the ones before Enema are awesome!
    • 4. Hang Ups by Goldfinger
      Not many of you out there prolly know who Goldfinger is, but in a few words they are one of the best pop punk bands out there! There music says everything you couldn't in your own words!
    • 3. 40 oz. to Freedom by Sublime
      Great album to listen to when you are havin a party!
    • 2. Transistor by 311
      311 is soo musically and lyrically talented!! I love them! If you dont have this album go out and get it!
    • 1. Tragic Kingdom by No Doubt
      They are just an amazing band and this album proves it all right there!!

    By: Will M
    • 10. Nine Inch Nails by The Downward Spiral
    • 9. Ten by Pearl Jam
    • 8. Everclear by Sparkle and Fade
      This band portrayed messages of confusion and angst better than any other band i know
    • 7. OK Computer by Radiohead
    • 6. Sublime by Sublime
      the best punk/ska/reggae/etc. band of the 90s
    • 5. Nevermind by Nirvana
      gotta have this one...
    • 4. Rage Against the Machine by Rage Against the Machine
      never been a band similiar to these guys
    • 3. (whats the story) morning glory? by oasis
    • 2. superunknown by soundgaarden
    • 1. Siamese Dream by Smashing Pumpkins
      I can't believe any of you idiots haven't put this band to your lists yet

    grunge ruled this era, or so i wished it did. i purposely left out all the shitty pop stuff (such as Michael Jackson), all those female artists that seemed to grow so profoundly in this era (although sheryl crow was not that bad...alanis does suck), all rap, (snoop dogg and dre, tupac, they all suck), and any nu metal/metal (like Metallica, Korn, etc.) bands that also deserved to be recognized are Alice and Chains, Tool, Green Day, Rancid, and Temple of the Dog.
    By: Chris
    • 10. Beautiful Freak by Eels
      A very underrated bands, Eels' debut has a range of sounds on it and has just an edge of humour to it which is a nice touch.
    • 9. Everything Must Go by Manic Street Preachers
      In my opinion the best album by an exceptional band. I have to say though that I'm not the biggest fan of The Holy Bible though.
    • 8. Version 2.0 by Garbage
      Eclipses their debut because the album as a whole has a more complete feel to it. The venom is still there and it certainly kicks.
    • 7. A Storm In Heaven by The Verve
      An amazingly mellow album, especially as A Northern Soul was quite jagged. Really soothing, a work of art.
    • 6. 1977 by Ash
      By far Ash's best album, the number of singles spawned from it speaks for itself and any album that starts with the sound of a TIE Fighter has to be good.
    • 5. Blur by The Great Escape
      Blur at their best, a whole range of styles and some absolute classics.
    • 4. The Bends by Radiohead
      Loads of excellent tracks and an outstanding album in it's own right but just not quite as polished as OK COmputer.
    • 3. Definitely Maybe by Oasis
      The definitive Oasis album, the songs are just that much sharper than Morning Glory, which was not far off the list itself. Top stuff.
    • 2. OK Computer by Radiohead
      Another flawless album in which the songs all fit perfectly. Every track is clever and there is a great dark feel to the album.
    • 1. Urban Hymns by The Verve
      Simply put, my favourite album ever. The songs are not only great individually but the album as a whole is superb. Achingly beautiful in places, disheartening at times but uplifting on the whole, a majestic piece of work.

    Not the biggest Nirvana fan but I acknowledge them, Smashing pumpkins very good also, RATM's debut is awesome, Feeder are an underrated band, Weezer are pretty good, Supergrass are superb, Foo Fighters, Pulp, Mercury Rev and Ocean Colour Scene are also worthy of a mention. It was very hard to choose, I tried to pick some less well known stuff but had to put things that a lot of others put as I just couldn't create a list without OK COmputer, for example. As for the 80s, I can't be bothered doing a list as it would read something like: The Smiths, The Smiths, The Smiths, The Smiths, you get the idea. ;)
    By: jerry
    • 10. The miss eduction of Lauryn Hill by Lauryn Hill
      ahhh, this is joint with Alicia Keys Songs in A- Minor. which are both great.!
    • 9. Break the cycle by Staind
      Abit depressing if your not in the mood, but just what u need i you are!!
    • 8. Performance and cocktails by Stereophonics
      Not Bad for a welsh band!!
    • 7. The Fat of the land by Prodigy
    • 6. Morning View by Incubus
    • 5. Parachutes by Coldplay
      an incredible album, the new ones excellent too!!
    • 4. Around the fur by deftones
      The first track will rock u, the rest is good to
    • 3. Metallica (The Black album) by Metallica
      Contains some of the greatest tracks ever!
    • 2. Definatly Maybe by Oasis
      Very close in greatness to 'Whats the story' !! but Def May just pips it!!
    • 1. Nevermind by Nirvana
      It's in everyones collection, and if not, it should be!!

    By: wonderlama6
    • 10. BloodSugarSexMagik by Red Hot Chili Peppers
      Like the Smashing Pumpkins (but different), the Chili Peppers hit two extremes with songs like "Under the Bridge" to "Give it Away".
    • 9. Nirvana Unplugged in New York by Nirvana
      The best band of the decade strips down and shows their softer side with a totally acoustic preformance. Definitley the best Unplugged to date.
    • 8. The Bends by Radiohead
      Not quite the production of Ok Computer but other than that it's another of the same.
    • 7. Ten by Pearl Jam
      Second on the grunge horizon to only Nevermind. Pearl Jam was an intricate part of the early 90's rock movement and will always be remembered for this record.
    • 6. Dookie by Greenday
      The best punk record of the decade, a combo of pop and a packed punch of punk, these guys are the inspiration for bands like Blink 182, Good Charlotte, New Found Glory, etc.
    • 5. Rage Against the Machine by Rage Against the Machine
      The most politically influential band of the 90's hits off their career with a bang.
    • 4. Ok Computer by Radiohead
      The definitive Radiohead album, creative beyond anything else.
    • 3. In Utero by Nirvana
      The follow-up to the record that started it all, Nevermind. Much deeper and louder, still Nirvana.
    • 2. Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness by Smashing Pumpkins
      The Pumpkins hit both high and low extremes on this 2-disc album with songs like "Tonight, Tonight" and "Bullet with Butterfly Wings".
    • 1. Nevermind by Nirvana
      Simply the most original, influential record since the days of Jimi Hendrix himself. The 2nd greatest band ever (to the Beatles).

    Close Calls:Beck, ODELAY, Smashing Pumpkins, SIAMESE DREAM, Stone Temple Pilots, PURPLE
    By: Anthony
    • 10. Crash by Dave Mathews Band
      I could have put "Under the Table And Dreaming" OR "Before These Crowded Streets". DMB is truly full of the most proficient musicians of the 90s.
    • 9. Flood by They Might Be Giants
      This albums oozes with smartness...heh..
    • 8. Siamese Dream by Smahing Pumpkins
      Yeah it may seem like I'm just a pumpkin-hugger but I have to give credit where credit is due. I love the SOUND of this album. It's like everything swirls. "Mayoniase" was perhaps the most important song to me in high school. Playing it with the lights out at night...
    • 7. Ten by Pearl Jam
      One of the best bands of the 90s. This album truly made an impact, for better or for worse (Creed, Nickelback, etc...)
    • 6. Third Eye Blind by Third Eye Blind
      Hey lay off me, this album contains AMAZING songs. I was skeptical at first too after hearing "Semi-Charmed Life" to infinity, but it is incredibly well-written all the way through.
    • 5. Mutations by Beck
      Some would say Odelay was better, well I wouldn't so I put Mutations here.
    • 4. Nevermind by Nirvana
      What can I say, it changed everything...
    • 3. Superunknown by Soundgarden
      Great band with a great singer and guitarist. This was the crest of their output.
    • 2. OK Computer by Radiohead
      Magnificent. It took a while to grow on me, but grow it did, right up to number two.
    • 1. Mellon Collie And The Infinite Sadness by Smashing Pumpkins
      This album totally encompasses every reason one is alive. The artistic scope is just phenomenol.

    By: Arfel Bago
    • 10. all rise by blue
    • 9. mandy moore by mandy moore
    • 8. let go by Avril lavigne
      it rocks!
    • 7. nsync by nsync
    • 6. Millenium by Backstreet Boys
      deserves a grammy!
    • 5. Nellyville by Nelly
    • 4. Room For Squares by John Mayer
    • 3. 98 degrees by 98 degrees
    • 2. Now Or Never by Nick Carter
    • 1. Backstreet's Back by Backstreet Boys
      Its the greatest!

    By: Lucas
    • 10. Nevermind by Nirvana
      Something In The Way, Teen Spirit, Breed, Lithium, Come As you Are etc.
    • 9. Set The Twilight Reeling by Lou Reed
      NYC Man, Trade In and HookyWooky stand out.
    • 8. Aquarium by Aqua
      Barbie Girl, Happy Boys And Girls, and Roses Are Red stand out.
    • 7. Dirt by Alice In Chains
      Rooster, Would, Rain When I Die, Angry Chair, Them Bones, and Sickman all stand out.
    • 6. Vitalogy by Pearl Jam
      Corduroy, Better Man, Spin The Black Circle, and Last Exit stand out.
    • 5. Dangerous by Michael Jackson
      All great songs on this one, Dangerous and Give In To Me to name a few.
    • 4. Collective Soul by Collective Soul
      December, World I Know, Gel and Collection of Goods stand out.
    • 3. Jar Of Flies ALC EP by Alice In Chains
      Nutshell is simply amazing No Excuses, and Rotten Apple also stand out.
    • 2. Days Of The New 2 by Days Of The New
      Enemy, Weapon & The Wound, The Real, and Take Me Back Then stand out.
    • 1. Hints Aligations & Things Left Unsaid by Collective Soul
      Shine, Breathe, and Sister Don't Cry stand out.

    Days of the new are so underated nuff said
    By: Scartownlady
    • 10. One In A Million by Aaliyah
      Love it!
    • 9. 12 Play by R Kelly
      Love it!
    • 8. It's About Time by SWV
      Love it!
    • 7. Share My World by Mary J Blige
      Love it!
    • 6. II by Boyz II Men
      Love it!
    • 5. The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill by Lauryn Hill
      Love it!
    • 4. Baduizm by Erykah Badu
      Love it!
    • 3. Forever My Lady by Jodeci
      Love it!
    • 2. Janet by Janet Jackson
      Love it!
    • 1. CrazySexyCool by TLC
      Love it!

    My favorites!

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