What are your top ten favorite albums from the 90s?
By: Johnny Smash
- 10. Garbage by Garbage
before there was Goldfrapp there was Garbage. They knew how to rock and dance all in the same song.
- 9. Rufus Wainwright by Rufus Wainwright
What torment and sadness in his aching voice. Give it a listen will you? It needs love and attention.
- 8. Pearl Jam by VS
Love this album still holds up after so many years.
- 7. Experimental jet set trash, and no star by Sonic Youth
My favorite band of all time. their commercial success and a match made in heaven on how kim and thurston understand Teenagers. Thank you for this album.
- 6. To Bring You My Love by Pj Harvey
She brought out the devil in me I knew lurked behind the inner soul of my body. She is still going strong, but this album was a must in the 90's and today as well.
- 5. Tidal by Fiona Apple
This is my jagged little pill. She paved the way for adele and her heartbreak. Give it a listen. It kills you with her soothing vocals.
- 4. Live through This by Hole
This is my high school album. 94-95 where two great years for music for me. This record still plays daily at least once a day.
- 3. Portishead by Portishead
Truly a classic album. Prefer this to their debut much darker and more fully realized to me.
- 2. Post by Bjork
Still travel with this record. Amazing writing,vocals, and of course lots of bjork quirk.
- 1. Boys For Pele by Tori Amos
Truly an amazing album. very underrated. yet it debuted at number 2 on the charts when released, but produced no hit singles. just listen to it from beginning to end and let tori take you on a wild ride.
So many Great album. Honorable mention goes to Nin downward spiral. Oh my loved it. Tori amos-Under the pink and choirgirl hotel.
- 10. jar of files by alice in chains
yup alice in chains again
- 9. enema of the state by blink-182
- 8. homework by daft punk
had to put them on
- 7. core by stone temple pilots
- 6. smash by offspring
- 5. dirt by alice in chains
- 4. weezer by weezer
ok for weezer
- 3. downward spiral by nine inch nails
- 2. operation ivy by operation ivy
prtty seet album
- 1. dookie by green day
best band eva after brokeNCYDE
if only i could have gone to woodstock 1994
- 10. Days of the New I by Days of the New
The writing for this album is fantastic and so are the vocals.
- 9. Sweet Oblivion by Screaming Trees
Definitely one of my all time favorites. Mark Lanegan has an excellent voice. They too are under-rated.
- 8. Dosage by Collective Soul
Collective Soul is incredibly under-rated. All of their albums are fantastic. This one just happens to be my favorite.
- 7. Core by Stone Temple Pilots
- 6. New Miserable Experience by Gin Blossoms
The Gin Blossoms have a very catchy, poppy sound. This album shows them at their finest.
- 5. Nevermind by Nirvana
- 4. Purple by Stone Temple Pilots
I love STP. They are great live. This is a phenomenal album. Every track is fantastic.
- 3. Superunknown by Soundgarden
It's hard to not love this one.
- 2. Down on the Upside by Soundgarden
It has a great mix of styles and shows Soundgarden's versatility as a band.
- 1. Temple of the Dog by Temple of the Dog
It's my favorite album of all time. The fusion of Soundgarden and Pearl Jam is simply amazing. Not a bad track on this album.
Just my opinion. Others would come from Pearl Jam, Alice in Chains, Meat Puppets, Bush, REM, Mad Season, Live and The Black Crowes
By: Nicholas Courier
- 10. Dookie by Green Day
I dont particularly like this album, but if it is what sparked Green Day to eventually do American Idiot which is by a landslide there best album and arguably one of the best albums of all time, ill give them credit for going in the right direction with this one.
- 9. Nevermind by Nirvana
Not a big fan of Nirvana, however, you must give credit where credit is due. Every decade has that one artist for the 90's that was Curt Kobain.
- 8. Load by Metallica
Although this album is a change of sound and style from Metallica's original music, this album still has great music.
- 7. Slim Shady LP by Eminem
In my opinion Eminem is the most talented rapper, this is just one of his many great albums.
- 6. The Chronic by Dr. Dre
This landslide album is by far my favorite rap album. Dre's transition from gangster rap to more of a hip hop vibe is incredible.
- 5. Dirt by Alice in Chains
The most underrated grunge band of all time. This is simply an incredible album
- 4. Youthanasia by Megadeth
In the to 5 greatest metal albums of all time but only in my opinion. Songs such as Killing Road, Blood of Heroes, A Tout Le Monde are classics.
- 3. Cowboys From Hell by Pantera
In the top 5 greatest metal albums of all time.
- 2. Metallica(Black Album) by Metallica
A masterpiece that trancends the barrier between metal heads and pop, grunge, punk, rap, fans
- 1. Californication by Red Hot Chilli Peppers
An incredible album from start to finish. This album was the begginning of great Red Hot Chilli Peppers music to come.
In the end these are all just my opinions and taste for music. Except for the Californication part, thats just fact.
- 10. Weezer (aka The Blue Album) by Weezer
The Sweater Song was the coolest song on the radio when it came out. The rest of the album didn't disappoint.
- 9. Unplugged in New York by Nirvana
Maybe not a studio album full of original recordings, but who cares? Kurt Cobain had become famous for playing loud pop songs, but showed he was sometimes at his best while playing an acoustic guitar.
- 8. Dookie by Green Day
While hailing from the punk rock underground's East Bay scene, the sound is far more radio friendly, but that's not always a bad thing. Infectious melodies like this are hard to ignore.
- 7. Dirt by Alice in Chains
A dark album full of songs about drug addiction and pain, and probably one of the most influential albums of the decade.
- 6. Sublime by Sublime
Released shortly after the death of singer/guitarist Bradley Nowell, it served as a fitting eulogy. Few vocalists of the era delivered with such soulful emotion. The laid back vibe of the album combines with Nowell's powerful vocal style to produce a truly great album.
- 5. Core by Stone Temple Pilots
Some people dismissed them as a Nirvana or Pearl Jam rip off, but people who say that simply aren't listening. A dark, twisted sound that continues to influence hard rock today.
- 4. Siamese Dream by Smashing Pumpkins
Billy Corgan is an underrated guitarist and Cherub Rock remains one of the best guitar songs of all time. From megahits like Today to lesser-known gems like Mayonaise, the album is great from start to finish.
- 3. ...And Out Come the Wolves by Rancid
An underrated album, but huge in punk rock circles. They captured the spirit of punk, but with far better musical chops than your standard, run of the mill punk band.
- 2. Ten by Pearl Jam
Like a fusion of Jimi Hendrix and the Ramones. Eddie Vedder's voice was refreshing and original at the time, even if it has been copied many times since. This album was a huge breath of fresh air at a time when popular music desperately needed it.
- 1. Nevermind by Nirvana
No explanation required.
I feel like I could spend hours naming honorable mentions...
- 10. Eithor/Or by Elliott Smith
This is another great album from Mr. Smith. Unlike the self-titled one it has more electric instrumentation. My favorites are Alameda, No Name No. 5, Rose Parade and 2:45 AM.
- 9. Elliott Smith by Elliott Smith
Elliott Smith's self-titled second album. The most depressing, bleak, self-deprecating album I've ever heard. One of my favorite albums of all time. My favorites are Single File, Coming Up Roses, The Biggest Lie and Alphabet Town.
- 8. Nevermind by Nirvana
While this isn't my favorite Nirvana album (Bleach is) this is still a pretty good album. It is very nostalgic. Also.. Nevermind. My favorites are In Bloom, Lithium, Polly and Drain You
- 7. Superunknown by Soundgarden
Soundgarden's best album by far! Its weird because this album is more commercial sounding and radio friendly than Badmotorfinger and especially their first two. My favorites are Head Down, Black Hole Sun, The Day I Tried To Live and 4th Of July.
- 6. It's On (Dr. Dre) 187um Killa by Eazy-E
I really don't listen to rap but this is just a great album. Not a single bad song! Only rap album I like and thats really saying something! My favorites are Still A Nigga, It's On, Exxtra Special Thankz and Down 2 Tha Last Roach.
- 5. Purple by Stone Temple Pilots
People always say that Core was their best but I disagree. This is an awesome grunge filled masterpiece! My favorites are Meatplow, Lounge Fly, Pretty Penny and Big Empty.
- 4. Rage Against The Machine by Rage Against The Machine
Very political. Very awesome. Parental Advisory sticker on the cover. Amazing. My favorites are Killing In The Name, Settle For Nothing, Wake Up and Fistful Of Steel.
- 3. Dirt by Alice In Chains
This album is probably one of the darkest albums released. Its dirty and sludgy and a lot of the songs are about drug addiction and depression. My favorites are Them Bones, Rain When I Die, Sickman and Hate To Feel.
- 2. Siamese Dream by Smashing Pumpkins
This is one of the most beautiful and depressing albums I've ever heard. It has an almost flawless tracklisting except for Silverfuck which I don't like very much. My favorites are Today, Rocket, Soma and Luna.
- 1. Weezer (Blue Album) by Weezer
One of the few albums with no bad songs. A lot of these songs are happy but some are sad songs disguised as happy songs. My favorites are Buddy Holly, Say It Ain't So, In The Garage and Only In Dreams.
This list is not my complete ten favorite albums ever. It is rather a list of ten albums of the of which I like listening to when I feel the mood is right.
- 10. Unplugged in new York by Nirvana
The best live performance ever
- 9. Use your illusion II by Guns n roses
- 8. Use your illusion I by Guns n roses
Probably their best album
- 7. Ten by Pearl jam
Great album with some awesome songs
- 6. Cross road by Bon jovi
Greatest hits from one of the greatest bands
- 5. Kerplunk by Green day
A awesome album before green day broke into the mainstream. Awesome song "2000 light years away" and "80"
- 4. The colour and shape by Foo fighters
Features one of the best songs ever writen " everlong" and "my hero"
- 3. Enema of the state by Blink 182
Very nice album with some awesome songs like "going away to college" and "what's my age again?"
- 2. Nevermind by Nirvana
The album that changed all music with songs like "smells like teen spirit" and "come as you are"
- 1. Dookie by Green day
Helped to bring punk into the mainstream. This is one of the best albums ever made. With hits songs like " when I come around" "she" and "having a blast"
Not just the best albums of the 90's but the best albums of all time
- 10. Blue by Third Eye Blind
An amazing album by Third Eye Blind, which is not nearly as poppy as their first release. However, it is still amazing.
- 9. Eve 6 by Eve 6
An amazing album put out by Eve 6. Sugar Ray, Eve 6, and Third Eye Blind are the main three bands that made up the nineties sound.
- 8. Dookie by Green Day
Possibly the best album that Green Day has put out. Every single song on this album is amazing without a doubt.
- 7. 14:59 by Sugar Ray
I heard this album when I was in elementary school and simply fell in love with it. It is really cheesy, but amazing at the same time
- 6. Rage Against The Machine by Rage Against The Machine
By far the heaviest and best album that Rage has ever put out.
- 5. Smash by The Offspring
One of the greatest Pop Punk albums of all time. It is simply amazing.
- 4. Make Yourself by Incubus
An album that really shows the versatility of Incubus.
- 3. Weezer: Blue Album by Weezer
An amazing alternative pop album. It has amazing songs like the sweater song.
- 2. Third Eye Blind by Third Eye Blind
The best cd that actually uses the sound of the nineties.
- 1. Californication by Red Hot Chili Peppers
One of the best albums of all time.
All of these are my favorite bands and albums from the nineties because they simply rock.
By: Jess Hammy
- 10. The Slim Shady LP by Eminem
I still play this all the time.
- 9. Jagged Little Pill by Alanis Morissette
I love the whole "angry woman" thing she has going on there.. in "right through you" ..
- 8. Tragic Kingdom by No Doubt
This was a great album
- 7. Americana by The Offspring
This was an album I never got tired of!
- 6. Sixteen Stone by Bush
Everything on this album was great
- 5. Follow the Leader by Korn
Great stuff! I love how the first 14 tracks are blank. lol.
- 4. Yourself or Someone Like You by Matchbox 20
"Long Day" "Back to Good" "Real World" .. I don't think there was a bad song on this!
- 3. Significant Other by Limp Bizkit
"Nobody like you" "No Sex" "Rearranged" Awesome album.
- 2. Make Yourself by Incubus
"Privelege" is my all time favorite. "The Warmth" "Consequence" "Clean" all of them, really.
- 1. Third Eye Blind by Third Eye Blind
The best album ever! "I want you" "Jumper" "Losing a whole year" "Good for you" "Hows it gonna be" I can't choose ONE favorite!
I also loved Bone Thugs & Harmony - E 1999 Eternal, Gin Blossoms - New Miserable Experience, Eve 6 - Eve 6, Eminem - The Marshall Mathers LP.. there is too many to list.
- 10. Ten by Pearl Jam
I'm not really into grunge, but this album is so great it makes me forget about all the stupid grunge movement that had to do with it. Highlights: Alive, Black, Jeremy, Deep.
- 9. Blur by Blur
for this album they had to make a complete change from the britpop genre, blur were expected to make a trash record... they were all wrong, Blur was back, and better than ever. Highlights: Beetlebum, Song 2, On Your Own, You're So Great, Death of a Party
- 8. Definitely Maybe by Oasis
Best Debut album in history, It just has so much energy it's incredible. Highlights: Rock n' Roll star, Live Forever, Supersonic, Cigarrates and Alcohol.
- 7. Homogenic by Bjork
I hated bjork, but this album completly changed my mind, Bjork is one of the most talented and creative persons of the 90s, the album is a mix of more than 5 genres, it's creative and mysterious. Highlights: Hunter, Joga, Bachelorette, All is full of love.
- 6. Be Here Now by Oasis
This album is the Sgt. Peppers of the 90s, Awesome album with most of the songs more than 5 minutes long, this album has increased in stature since it's realesed as it was critisised. Highlights: D' You Know What I mean? Stand By Me, Don't go away, All Around the world.
- 5. OK Computer by Radiohed
Radiohead completly went mad with this album, it is a very experimental album and is constantley voted as one of the best of all time, no doubt about it. Highlights: Paranoid Android, Karma Police, No Surprises, The Tourist.
- 4. The Great Escape by Blur
Blur where so famous at that moment, they where like a boy band, except with talent, but this record didn't stop them from keeping shining since parklife, The Universal is what makes the whole record excell in its beauty. Highlights: Country House, Best Days, The Universal, Charmless Man, Yuko and Hiro.
- 3. Urban Hymns by The Verve
The Verve is considered to be a One hit wonder with bittersweet Symphony, but this album just proved that theory false, The Verve has always been underrated, this album just defines everything they ever did. Highlights: Bitter Sweet symphony, the drugs don't work, Lucky Man, Come On (Liam Gallagher on backing vocals, just genius)
- 2. (What's The Story) Morning Glory? by Oasis
Everyone know this album, the most comercially succesful of the 90s to date. Oasis in this album really proved they could be something BIG, This album just proves why I love the 90s. Highlights: Don't Look Back in Anger, Some Might say, Cast no shadow, Champagne supernova.
- 1. 13 by Blur
At first this album seemed to be the low point of blur, but this album is a huge grower, you listen to it more than once and it will grow so much on you, Blur is one of the greatest bands in history. Highlights: Tender, Coffee and Tv, Battle, Caramel, No Distance Left to Run.
I love Blur, it was a hard decision putting only 3 albums from them, Modern Life is Rubbish and Parklife are excellent records but I feel like the ones I selected have a special place in my heart.
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