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The Most Influential Albums of the 90s

Matthew Parks
 
Nevermind
Nevermind
"Released in 1991, this album changed the face of rock music for the rest of the decade."
Odelay
Odelay
"dense, ironic, kitchy, postmodern collision montage of elements of rock, country, folk, hip hop, blues, and jazz."
The Chronic
The Chronic
"The SGT. PEPPER'S of rap albums, on which Dre perfected his patented G-Funk sound."
Exile in Guyville
Exile in Guyville
"The best rock album ever recorded by a female artist. . .period."
Achtung Baby
Achtung Baby
"After a prolonged flirtation with American music, U2 reinvented themselves on ACHTUNG, BABY with a more European, techno-rave rock band."
El Corazon
El Corazon
"After losing a couple of his life to heroin and jail, Earle turned in this raw gem of rock influenced by country, folk, and punk."
Ten
Ten
"TEN took the Seattle sound, added Zepplinesque riffs and delivered grunge to the frat rock crowd, thus becoming one of the most influential bands of the 90s."
Just Another Band from East L.A.: A Collection
Just Another Band from East L.A.: A Collection
"Anthology of Los Angeles roots rockers offers a summation of their recording career from 1984-1993."
Little Earthquakes
Little Earthquakes
"Unique among the whole of alternative music."
You've Come A Long Way, Baby
You've Come A Long Way, Baby
"The definitive record of the English "Big Beat" movement . A brilliant synthesis of rock, pop, hip hop, and reggae."
All Shook Down
All Shook Down
"Paul Westerberg was working on a solo album. Instead it became the Replacements' brilliant, underappreciated swan song."
Check Your Head [Explicit]
Check Your Head [Explicit]
"Beasties kicked off the 90s by putting American music in their blender and hit "puree." Drink up!"