Seminal Modern Rock Albums

A Listmania! list by Z. Fu (New York, NY)
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The list author says: "Classic rock is just old rock. What sucked back then sucks now. Do we need to listen to Hotel California one more time? Here is a list of best rock albums since 1990s. Check them out."
Nothing's Shocking
1.  Nothing's Shocking by Jane's Addiction
The list author says:
  "the great alt-rock album that started it all"
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Metallica
2.  Metallica by Metallica
The list author says:
  "metal broke into mainstream"
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4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1,470 customer reviews) | 6 customer discussions

Achtung Baby
3.  Achtung Baby by U2
The list author says:
  "U2 pulled off the greatest transformation in rock history since David Bowie in 1970s, going from American gospel to postmodern rock."
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4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (632 customer reviews) | 3 customer discussions

Wish
4.  Wish by The Cure
The list author says:
  "Cure added guitar distortion/feedback to their synthesizer filled goth rock.  The result is heavenly."
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4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (101 customer reviews)

Nevermind
5.  Nevermind by Nirvana
The list author says:
  "Is this Grunge?  How come Nirvana sounded closer to Pixies, Sonic Youth and Dinosaur Jr. than Pearl Jam and Soundgarden?!?"
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4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2,012 customer reviews) | 8 customer discussions

Weld (2 disc set)
6.  Weld (2 disc set) by Neil Young
The list author says:
  "maybe this was the first grunge album"
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4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (57 customer reviews)

Badmotorfinger
7.  Badmotorfinger by Soundgarden
The list author says:
  "Bad may be the all around best grunge album.  It has no fillers."
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4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (202 customer reviews)

Rage Against the Machine
8.  Rage Against the Machine by Rage Against The Machine
The list author says:
  "pure and raw rap metal"
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Blood Sugar Sex Magik
9.  Blood Sugar Sex Magik by Red Hot Chili Peppers
The list author says:
  "more funk than metal"
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4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (437 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

Lateralus
10.  Lateralus by Tool
The list author says:
  "this is the textbook on how to write 8+ minute metal songs."
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4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1,767 customer reviews) | 3 customer discussions

Suede
11.  Suede by Suede
The list author says:
  "This is the best 90s British rock that you might have missed. Suede outclasses Oasis with outlandish sex appeal."
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4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (59 customer reviews)

Dummy
12.  Dummy by Portishead
The list author says:
  "this defined trip hop"
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4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (318 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

Mezzanine
13.  Mezzanine by Massive Attack
The list author says:
  "trip hop + guitar distortion = great chill out music"
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4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (451 customer reviews) | 3 customer discussions

The Fragile
14.  The Fragile by Nine Inch Nails
The list author says:
  "here is Trent at his most self-indulgent and drug induced state."
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4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1,093 customer reviews) | 2 customer discussions

Front By Front
15.  Front By Front by Front 242
The list author says:
  "Cyberpunk soundtrack"
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4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (29 customer reviews)

Jagged Little Pill
16.  Jagged Little Pill by Alanis Morissette
The list author says:
  "angry female vocalist"
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4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (597 customer reviews)

Vulgar Display of Power
17.  Vulgar Display of Power by Pantera
The list author says:
  "back to Metal"
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4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (363 customer reviews) | 2 customer discussions

Sigur Rós
18.  Sigur Rós by Sigur Rós
The list author says:
  "eat your heart out, Radiohead."
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4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (356 customer reviews)

De-Loused in the Comatorium
19.  De-Loused in the Comatorium by The Mars Volta
The list author says:
  "Just thought that you have heard it all, here comes Mars Volta, a fresh transfusion of acid jazz, funk, psychedelic, and progressive rock mixed with Latin dance beats."
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4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (553 customer reviews) | 2 customer discussions

Fallen
20.  Fallen by Evanescence
The list author says:
  "Mozart meets nu-metal.  the old is new again.  Lee has the most well polished female vocal instrument on the rock scene now."
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4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2,631 customer reviews) | 4 customer discussions

Mutter
21.  Mutter by Rammstein
The list author says:
  "Bow down to the new king of industrial metal from Germany.  Mutter is their most accomplished work to date."
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4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (307 customer reviews)

Songs for the Deaf
22.  Songs for the Deaf by Queens Of The Stone Age
The list author says:
  "This is one of the rare "perfect" albums."
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4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (439 customer reviews)

Absolution
23.  Absolution by Muse
The list author says:
  "Even if you have not heard the bands name, you are likely to have heard its music in popular films.  Absolution is a great place to start to discover Muse's dreamy cinematic sound."
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4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (489 customer reviews)

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