Opinion Favorite Albums Of The '90s

Weerez

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A top 30 from yours truly:

30. Anal Cunt- It Just Gets Worse
29. Eminem- The Slim Shady LP
28. Notorious B.I.G.- Ready To Die
27. Hole- Celebrity Skin
26. Pearl Jam- Ten
25. Mother Love Bone- Mother Love Bone
24. Screaming Trees- Sweet Oblivion
23. Love Battery- Dayglo
22. Smashing Pumpkins- Siamese Dream
21. Nirvana- MTV Unplugged In New York
20. Pavement- Slanted And Enchanted
19. Hum- You'd Prefer An Astronaut
18. All- Breaking Things
17. Blink-182- Enema Of The State
16. The Dwellers- Whatever Makes You Happy (by far the most obscure album on this list, I will give a big hug to whoever has actually listened to this lost power pop gem)
15. Sunny Day Real Estate- Diary
14. Soundgarden- Superunknown
13. Green Day- Dookie
12. Nirvana- In Utero
11. Teenage Fanclub- Bandwagonesque
10. Talulah Gosh- Was It Just A Dream? (technically released in 2013, but it is essentially just a deluxe edition of 1996's Backwash)
9. Shai Hulud- Hearts Once Nourished With Hope And Compassion
8. Saves The Day- Through Being Cool
7. Green Day- Insomniac
6. Lifetime- Jersey's Best Dancers
5. The Get Up Kids- Something To Write Home About
4. Jimmy Eat World- Clarity
3. Alice In Chains- Dirt
2. Weezer- The Blue Album
1. Weezer- Pinkerton

If this thread picks up steam, I'll add write-ups/little reviews for this list, as I know it's a little different from most '90s lists. Also, there are many incredible albums from this wonderful musical decade that I simply haven't listened to that I plan on hearing at some point, so my list may change in the future. The '90s was a fantastic decade for music, so it's hard to listen to every classic album from that time period when there are so many to choose from.

What about you fine ladies and gents? What are your favorite albums from the decade?
 

TheLetdown

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That’s a solid list.

I’d have to make room for:

Archers of Loaf - Icky Mettle (they can go toe-to-toe with Pavement for god-tier indie rock)
The Breeders - Last Splash (better than the Pixies, possibly...)
Bastard - Wind of Pain (monster Japanese hardcore album... perfect front to back and back to front)
Propagandhi - How to Clean Everything (this is what made me a jaded leftist)
Duster - Stratosphere (space rock for bad headspaces)
A Tribe Called Quest - The Low End Theory (enough said)


Nailing down 30 is hard because there were at least 300 amazing releases in the 90s.
 

Eriugam

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Brilliant list, here's a few of mine;

What's the Story? Morning Glory
Mechanical Animals
Use Your Illusion
Urban Hymes
Nevermind
Definitely Maybe
Cypress Hill
The Chronic
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Brilliant list, here's a few of mine;

What's the Story? Morning Glory
Mechanical Animals
Use Your Illusion
Urban Hymes
Nevermind
Definitely Maybe
Cypress Hill
The Chronic
Cannot I believe I forgot to include Experience
 

dummmyy

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Primus - Pork Soda
Cypress Hill - Black Sunday
Alice in Chains - Unplugged
Rage Against the Machine - Evil Empire
At The Drive-in - In/Casino/Out
Crossed Out - Discography (Probably only actual album they put out, everything else was just splits / demos)
Possum Dixon - Possum Dixon LP


I'm sure there's more, but I'll have to wrack my brain for them.
 

Stevey

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Nirvana- In Utero
Smashing Pumpkins - Gish
Bif Naked - Bif Naked
Hole - Live Through This
Babes In Toyland - Spanking Machine, god there's so many great albums
 

#Senpai

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Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness - Smashing Pumpkins

MTV Unplugged - Nirvana

Ten - Pearl Jam

Betty / Aftertaste - Helmet

All Else Failed - Zao

Blue Album / Pinkerton - Weezer

The Frailty of Words - Hopesfall

The Bends - Radiohead
 
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In order no repeated artist:


Marilyn Manson - Mechanical Animals
Danzig – Danzig III: How the Gods Kill
Megadeth – Rust in Peace
Rammstein - Herzeleid
Type O Negative - October Rust
Ministry – Psalm 69: The Way to Succeed and the Way to Suck Eggs
Doro - Love Me in Black
The Prodigy - Fat of the Land
Davic Bowie - Earthling
Burzum - Filosofem
 

lashman

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In order no repeated artist:


Marilyn Manson - Mechanical Animals
Danzig – Danzig III: How the Gods Kill
Megadeth – Rust in Peace
Rammstein - Herzeleid
Type O Negative - October Rust
Ministry – Psalm 69: The Way to Succeed and the Way to Suck Eggs
Doro - Love Me in Black
The Prodigy - Fat of the Land
Davic Bowie - Earthling
Burzum - Filosofem
now THAT is a good list .... a very, very, VERY good list!!!

:wd_hellyeah:
 

Monooboe

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No one mentions Placebo! Released two great albums in the 90s. Probably the only music I still listen to from my youth.

Saw this in MTV and been a fan since.


Other than that good mentions with Primus, Smashing Pumpkins and Nirvana. Though I mostly was about Swedish Punk. Here a sample from my favorite bands. (Singing about the rise of fascism, song more relevant than ever.)
 

Parsnip

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bobnowhere

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I'm sure I'll forget stuff:

Generation Terrorists - Manic Street Preachers
A Design for Life - Manic Street Preachers
Radiohead - The Bends
Radiohead - OK Computer
The Living End - The Living End

Something for Kate - Beautiful Sharks

Billy Bragg - Don't Try this at Home
Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds - The Good Son
Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds - Murder Ballads
Smashing Pumpkins - Siamese Dream
Pearl Jam - Ten
Pearl Jam - Vs.
Foo Fighters - The Color and the Shape
Rage Against the Machine - The Battle of Los Angeles
R.E.M. - Out of Time
R.E.M. - Automatic for the People
U2 - Achtung Baby
Travis - The Man Who
 

gabbo

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In no particular order:

Pearl Jam - VS
System of a Down - System of a Down (the hand album)
Incubus - Make Yourself
Deftones - Around the Fur
Crystal Method - Vegas
Everlast - Whitey Ford Sings the Blues
The Prodigy - Music for the Jilted Generation
Godspeed You! Black Emperor - F# A# ∞
The Tragically Hip - Fully Completely
The Tragically Hip - Phantom Power
Mortal Kombat - More Kombat
Lauryn Hill – The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill
Wu-tang Clan Enter the Wu-Tang: 36 Chambers

clearly rock was a big thing for me in the 90s growing up with some smattering of electronic and hiphop
 

Jam

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My top three would most definitely be...

Nas - illmatic
Radiohead - OK Computer
A Tribe Called Quest - The Low End Theory

Beyond then it's harder to order but ones that immediately spring to mind, in no particular, are

Pearl Jam - Ten
R.E.M - Automatic for the people
MBV - Loveless
NIN - The Downward Spiral
Wu Tang Clan - Enter the 36 Chambers
OutKast - Aquemini
Rage Against The Machine - Rage Against The Machine
Smashing Pumpinks - Infinite Sadness
DJ Shadow - Endtroducing

List goes on. Great decade for music, and in particular rock and hip-hop.
 
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wihio

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I cannot imagine putting these choices in order of my favorites, but I will put them in reverse alphabetical order:


Weezer-- Blue Album, Pinkerton
Smashing Pumpkins-- Siamese Dream
Sublime-- Sublime
Rage Against the Machine-- Rage Against the Machine
Radiohead-- OK Computer, The Bends
Pixies-- Bossanova, Trompe le Monde
Pearl Jam-- Ten, Vs.
Pavement-- Slanted & Enchanted, Crooked Rain, Crooked Rain
Nirvana-- Unplugged in New York, In Utero
Neutral Milk Hotel-- In the Aeroplane Over the Sea
Modest Mouse-- The Lonesome Crowded West
Marcy Playground-- Marcy Playground, Shapeshifter
Live-- Throwing Copper
Hum-- Electra 2000, You'd Prefer an Astronaut, Downward is Heavenward
Godspeed You! Black Emperor-- F#A# ∞
Built to Spill-- There's Nothing Wrong With Love, Perfect From Now On, Keep It Like a Secret
Beck-- Odelay
Archers of Loaf-- Vee Vee, All the Nations Airports
16 Horsepower-- 16 Horsepower, Sackcloth N Ashes, Low Estate
 

SaviourMK2

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My favorite has to be Sting's "Brand New Day". I didnt have a ton of music back in those days, but I loved Sting in middle school.
 
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