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    By: Vodka Tears
    • 10. Gold Against the Soul by Manic Street Preachers
    • 9. Parklife by Blur
    • 8. The Complete Stone Roses by The Stone Roses
    • 7. Rage Against the Machine by Rage Against the Machine
    • 6. Everything Must Go by Manic Street Preachers
    • 5. Paranoid and Sunburnt by Skunk Anansie
    • 4. Nevermind by Nirvana
    • 3. Melon Collie and the Infinite Sadness by Smashing Pumpkins
    • 2. The Bends by Radiohead
    • 1. The Holy Bible by Manic Street Preachers

    By: LeeAnn
    • 10. Mutations by Beck
      I think this is Beck's most underated album. This album has some really good songs. I like the major musical changes in each song. The album also has great lyrics.
    • 9. Ray Of Light by Madonna
      It's still poppy, but it's lyrically better. You can tell a lot of time was put into this album. The song "Skin" is excellent.
    • 8. To Bring You My Love by PJ Harvey
      It's kind of a eerie album, but eerie in a good way. The song "C'mon Billy" is one of the coolest songs. I love the strings on this album.
    • 7. One Hot Minute by Red Hot Chili Peppers
      Different from the rest, but still really good. I thought Dave Navarro brought a lot to the band. Personally, I think this is lyrically THE best RHCP album.
    • 6. Little Earthquakes by Tori Amos
      It's a beautiful album. She confronts horrible situations like rape, but can make beautiful music out of it. She has such a pretty voice and I love the piano work on the album.
    • 5. OK Computer by Radiohead
      The songs on this album have such power and Thom Yorke's voice is so cool. I love the way he screams.
    • 4. Blood Sugar Sex Magik by Red Hot Chili Peppers
      It was the album that made them millionaires. 17 songs and it never gets boring. Songs like "My Lovely Man" are awesome. John Fruschiante's guitar work on this album is amazing.
    • 3. Debut by Bjork
      It's a fun album that you can dance to, but then there's some really good slow songs on it. Her voice is awesome!
    • 2. Is This Desire? by PJ Harvey
      I absolutely love PJ Harvey's raw edge, but this album is a lighter blow. The song "Angelene" is beautiful.
    • 1. Californication by Red Hot Chili Peppers
      Excellent album from an excellent band! Definitely 1999's number one comeback album by a band!

    The Red Hot Chili Peppers are possibly the best band that you could ever see live. The way these boys are on stage is amazing. Anthony, Flea, John, and Chad, are musical geniuses!
    By: Ed Glowienka
    • 10. Goldfly by Guster
    • 9. From the Choirgirl Hotel by Tori Amos
    • 8. Metallica by Metallica
    • 7. Live Through This by Hole
    • 6. Time Out of Mind by Bob Dylan
    • 5. Weezer by Weezer
    • 4. Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness by Smashing Pumpkins
    • 3. Nevermind by Nirvana
    • 2. 3 Years, 5 Months, and 2 Days in the Life of... by Arrested Development
    • 1. The Bends by Radiohead

    I also have to mention my first runner-up: The Red Hot Chili Peppers' "Californication"
    By: Dan McQuade
    • 10. Californication by Red Hot Chili Peppers
      Best effort from the Peppers. "Californication" and "Otherside" stand out.
    • 9. The Bends by Radiohead
      Not very popular, but a very quality album. "The Bends" and "Street Spirit (Fade Out)" stand out.
    • 8. August and Everything After by Counting Crows
      Very underrated album; a personal favorite of mine. "Mr. Jones" and "Rain King" stand out.
    • 7. Original Music from the Motion Picture: Singles by Various Artists
      Amazing album with the best in Seattle bands. "Seasons" by Chris Cornell and "State of Love and Trust" by Pearl Jam stand out.
    • 6. Dig Your Own Hole by The Chemical Brothers
      Electronica goes mainstream. Infectious beats and catchy lyrical hooks make this album. "Block Rockin Beats" stands out.
    • 5. The Downward Spiral by Nine Inch Nails
      One of the very few concept albums that works. "Hurt" and "Closer" stand out.
    • 4. Ten by Pearl Jam
      Amazing debut album. "Black" and "Alive" stand out.
    • 3. Repeater by Fugazi
      The best indie rock album of all time, perhaps. They made grunge, but all the other bands "got stuck with the popularity." "Merchandise" and "Repeater" stand out.
    • 2. OK Computer by Radiohead
      Brought Radiohead out of one-hit wonderdom in the States and made them legends. "Exit Music (For a Film)" and "Karma Police" stand out.
    • 1. Vs. by Pearl Jam
      The ultimate in 90's rock. Simply a perfect sophomore effort. "Elderly Woman..." and "Rearviewmirror" stand out.

    This list was tough to choose; it was tough leaving Nirvana's "Nevermind" and Sleater-Kinney's "Dig Me Out" off the list. Also considered: "Fragile" (Nine Inch Nails), "Temple of the Dog" (Temple of the Dog).
    By: Hanus Gerald
    • 10. Britney Spears by ...Oops I Did it Again
    • 9. Megadeth by Symphony of Destruction
    • 8. Ryde or Die Vol. 1 by Ruff Ryders
    • 7. Flesh of My Flesh, Blood of My Blood by DMX
    • 6. Dream by Kitaro
    • 5. Greatest Hits by Men at Work
    • 4. Marshall Mathers LP by Eminem
    • 3. Chronic 2001 by Dr. Dre
    • 2. Aquemini by Outkast
    • 1. Metallica by Metallica

    By: gregg
    • 10. Bossanova by Pixies
    • 9. Strangers Almanac by Whiskeytown
    • 8. Buffalo Tom by Let Me COme Over
    • 7. Up by REM
    • 6. The Posies by Amazing Disgrace
    • 5. Fountains of Wayne by Fountains of Wayne
    • 4. Nowhere by Ride
    • 3. OK Computer by Radiohead
    • 2. Lloyd cole by Lloyd Cole
    • 1. adam and eve by catherine wheel
      A masterpiece.

    By: Kazim Kartal
    • 10. What's the Story? (Morning Glory) by Oasis
    • 9. Blood Sugar Sex Magic by Red Hot Chili Peppers
    • 8. Bridge to Babylon by Rolling Stones
    • 7. Mezzanine by Massive Attack
    • 6. Boys for Pele by Tori Amos
    • 5. Mellon Collie and Infinite Sadness by Smashing Pumpkins
    • 4. O.K. Computer by Radiohead
    • 3. Jagged Little Pill by Alanis Morissette
    • 2. Odelay by Beck
    • 1. Nevermind by Nirvana

    • 10. ozzy osbourne by no more tears
      his best album by far...the title track is orgazmic...shoulda made him even bigger...ozzy rocks
    • 9. candlebox by candlebox
      yes, i know...they're a one hit wonder..but when i think of mid 90s this song instanly comes to mind..now maybe, i didnt mean to treat u wellll, but i did it anyway...far behind
    • 8. cowboys from hell by pantera
      their first one wiht phil anselmo...classic no bullshit metal...cemetery gates shoulda been huge..
    • 7. rage agaisnt the machine by ratm
      the only rap-rock album i can honestly say i love...but every goddamn song is amazing...freedom is just great.
    • 6. use your illusion 1 by guns n' roses
      not nearly as good as 2, but novemeber rain and dont cry are masterpieces...too much shit on this one, like bad apples.
    • 5. superunknown by soundgarden
      still hear spoonman 3 times a day..great voice, love cornell.
    • 4. bloody kisses by type o negative
      k, no ones' heard of this one, but it's amazing simply for one song..christian woman...GO GET IT!!!
    • 3. use your illusion 2 by guns n' roses
      MY FAVE BAND OF ALL TIME....amazing album...probably their best as far as complexity goes..estragned is so beautiful, i can't even say...locomotive, oh god..how i wish it was 1991.
    • 2. metallica by metallica
      another classic...unforgiven and dont tread on me are just amazing...now their putting out shit like i disappear...sad.
    • 1. dirt by alice in chains
      the mood on this is amazing, surprised that it got forgotten so quickly...rooster, down in a hole, would, sickman, junkhead, all on one amazing album..a classic. everyone tries to be like aic these days.

    well, first off...NIRVANA was ok, their a bit overrated...i honestly think the media only jumped on the bandwagon AFTER his death, only to make it look like there was a cultural icon of our era, when there realy wasn't one...and if you really think about it...it was axl, so screw nirvana.
    By: Brad
    • 10. Scenery And Fish (1996) by I Mother Earth
      OK, this is a Canadian band, but the album is simply too good to pass up. With an obvious early-Santana influence, they bring an alternative sound alive, with songs like "One More Astronaut" and "Another Sunday", it's a must have. If you are American, and have not heard of this album, I HIGHLY reccomend you look for it, or even order it through your local record store. I promise, it won't dissappoint.
    • 9. Sublime(self titled) & 40oz. To Freedom by Sublime
      They are the ultimate party band. They never really got the exposure that other bands did, and they were just getting some spotlight attention when Brad died, but they could rock out with the best of any band. The best New Funk band I've ever heard. How can you not like these guys?
    • 8. Ill Communication (1994) by Beastie Boys
      I tried to decide between this and Paul's Boutique, but this won because it's got "Root Down", my favorite Beastie song, and the video for "Sabotage" was probaby my favorite video ever. The Beasty Boys made it possible for suburban white boys like myself to appreciate rap. They introduced to the world that rap isn't all about killing cops and pimping ho's.
    • 7. Mezzanine (1998) by Massive Attack
      Just how good is this album??? I started watching soccer because "Angel" was the theme to the '98 World Cup. Every time I heard "Teardrop", I had to stop what I was doing to appreciate it. If you are at ALL a fan of electronica, you should have this album. If you do not have it, you will spontaneously explode for no good reason. It's just that good.
    • 6. Post (1995) by Bjork
      Either you love Bjork, or you hate her, there's no middle ground. She's got a sound all to her own, and it seems that every thing she does, in her own Bjorkian way, pleases my ears. If you can also find it, Post has a remix album (titled "telegram") that's almost as good.
    • 5. Nevermind (1991) by Nirvana
      Kurt became a Martyr. "Smells Like Teen Spirit" changed lives. I don't think any other album in the past 20 years have made an impact on music the way Nevermind did. The most popular band of the 90's, bar none.
    • 4. The Downward Spiral (1994) by Nine Inch Nails
      They made Industrial music. And I don't mean they produced it, they MADE the genre what it is today. Ever time I listen to "Closer", I want to ...well....I want to do things to you like an animal, and isn't that all we really want, anyways?
    • 3. Odelay (1996) by Beck
      Wow, what can I say about this guy? He's a genius. There is so much going on in the background on any given song off this cd, every time I listen, I find something new. He samples so much, yet it's so original. He left his grundge roots behind, and made the best of it.
    • 2. Mellon Collie And The Infinite Sadness (1995) by Smashing Pumpkins
      This double album is a collection of the best work Billy Corgan has ever been a part of. There are so many good songs here, such as "1979", "Bullet with Butterfly Wings", and "Zero" to name a few. While I pretty much hate everything Billy & the Pumpkins did after this album, you can't deny that this was pretty much the greatest 2CD set ever released in the 90's.
    • 1. Ten (1991) by Pearl Jam
      This is simply the greatest band to come out of the 90's. The 70's had Led Zepplin, the 80's had INXS, and the 90's can be epitomised by this one album. "Jeremy", "Even Flow", "Alive"... every song here is worthy of immortality. Every time I listen to this, I cringe at just how BAD music is in the "backstreet boys" CRAP era we're stuck in. This is how music should be.

    Honorable mentions to: DJ Shadow - "Entroducing...", U2's "Joshua Tree", and Radiohead's "OK Computer". I really, REALLY missed a lot of bands. I bet it would be easier to make a top 50, but we've got to conform to this little "top 10" gimmick. All I can say, though, is that it doesn't look good for music in the new millennium, if we have to have a decade full of pop shite and boy band trash.
    By: Daemon_Lotos
    • 10. Slipknot by Slpiknot
      Thrash Metal!!! There's nothing better to jump around in the pit too than Thrash, and it pisses your parents off GREAT!
    • 9. Nevermind by Nirvana
      Yes, along with everyone else on here, I must add Nirvana's Nevermind album, because... well... it speaks for itself.
    • 8. Powertrip by Monster Magnet
      Seriously messed up guys, but seriously great music, everyone knows the hit Spacelord, but the rest of the album is FAR better!
    • 7. Follow the Leader by Korn
      Minus the rap, this album would've been GREAT, but it's good nonetheless, emotional music, from an emotional band.
    • 6. ReLoad by Metallica
      Many people would disagree with me here, but ReLoad is a GREAT album, from hard and heavy tracks, to mellow, this album kicks.
    • 5. Hellbilly Deluxe by Rob Zombie
      Saanic Music at it's best :) Music for the youth of today.
    • 4. Spit by Kittie
      Oh My God! These Canadian Girls just keep it LOUD! You can feel there energay from this Canadian foursome.
    • 3. Obsolete {Digi-Pak Edition} by Fear Factory
      This is an awesome album, the basic album follows a storyline (!!!), and the Digi-Pak contains a Cover of Gary Numans Cars, and a cover of 0_0 {Where Evil Dwells} by Wiseblood.
    • 2. Freaks of Nature by Drain STH
      These girls from Sweden know how to move the croud, and the soul, music for a new generation.
    • 1. Chamber Music by Coal Chamber
      What can I say? It's Coal Chamber :) Ozzy guests here also, making this an AWESOME album.

    Yeah, I'm a true metalhead, take me to a concert, leave me in the pit, I'll come out battered and bruised, but I'll have fun, and on a final note DEATH TO THE TEENYBOPPERS!!!!

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