Your Garage Buy 2 kids' books and save Amazon Fashion Learn more nav_sap_plcc_ascpsc $5 Albums Fire TV Stick Happy Belly Coffee Totes Summer-Event-Garden Amazon Cash Back Offer ElvisandNixon ElvisandNixon ElvisandNixon  Amazon Echo  Echo Dot  Amazon Tap  Echo Dot  Amazon Tap  Amazon Echo Starting at $49.99 All-New Kindle Oasis Shop Now STEM

The Best 30 Albums of the 1990's

J. Norburn
The list author says: "The 90's gave us Milli Vanilli and MC Hammer and Vanilla Ice but none of them made this list. These are my favourite albums of the 1990's (in order). It isn't the most 'well balanced list' you'll find. I don't care for rap or country or Celine Dion. I limited this list to original recordings of studio albums only (no bootlegs' live albums, or greatest hits compilations allowed)"
Ten
Ten
"The best album of the 1990s, hands down.  Standout tracks include some of the best songs ever recorded: Alive, Black, Garden, Once.... well alright.... they all standout!"
Nevermind
Nevermind
"Quintessential album of the 90's.  Standout tracks:  Smells Like Teen Spirit (obviously), Lithium, and In Bloom."
The Bends
The Bends
"Radiohead's best album.  Standout tracks: Just (excellent video for this one by the way), My Iron Lung, and Fake Plastic Trees."
Achtung Baby
Achtung Baby
"U2's best album since Joshua Tree.  Standout track: One (It's about a gay son coming out to his parents, so stop playing it at your weddings)"
OK Computer
OK Computer
"Excellent album and the start of a new direction for the band.  Standout track: Karma Police"
Live Through This
Live Through This
"I know... Courtney's a train wreck and Kurt probably helped write most of these songs, but the album still rocks.  Standout track: Doll Parts"
Pinkerton
Pinkerton
"Great Album.  Showed their sensitive side here and were dubbed Emo before Emo evolved into something else entirely.  Standout track: The brilliant El Schorcho."
Californication
Californication
"Standout track: Californication"
Automatic for the People
Automatic for the People
"REM's best album since Green.  Standout track:  The achingly beautiful Everybody Hurts (an excellent video too)"
Bang Bang [Remastered]
Bang Bang [Remastered]
The Hot Rock
The Hot Rock
"Riot Grrl pioneers.  My favorite album by the indy band.  Standout track: The End of You"
Whitechocolatespaceegg
Whitechocolatespaceegg
"I know everyone says Exile in Guysville is the one, but I never get tired of this album.  Standout track: Polyester Bride"
White Light, White Heat, White Trash
White Light, White Heat, White Trash
"Best SoCal punk album of the 1990's.  Standout track:  I Was Wrong"
Sublime
Sublime
"Great fusion of reggae, rap, and punk.  Too bad the lead singer died of a drug overdose.  Standout track: What I Got"
Vs.
Vs.
"Great second album by my favorite band, although their best stuff is recorded live.  The studio albums pale a little in comparison.  Standout track: Rearview Mirror"
Yield
Yield
"Excellent Album by my favourite band.  Standout track "Do the Evolution""
In the Aeroplane over the Sea
In the Aeroplane over the Sea
Dig Me Out
Dig Me Out
"Sophmore album from the indie rock riot grrls.  Stand out track: Heart Factory."
Throwing Copper
Throwing Copper
"A little uneven, but plenty of earnest rockers.  Standout tracks: Lightning Crashes, I Alone, and Selling the Drama"
Our Time in Eden
Our Time in Eden
"Ok - I like some softer stuff too.  Gorgeous melodies.  Stand out track: These are Days"
Fumbling Towards Ecstasy
Fumbling Towards Ecstasy
"Sarah McLachlan's best album.  Standout track: Possession"
Beautiful Freak
Beautiful Freak
"Great debut album featuring a man named E. Listen to it and you'll be surprised how many movies have used tunes by the eels.  Standout track: Novocaine for the Soul."
Weezer (Blue Album)
Weezer (Blue Album)
"Great debut album.  Stand out track: Buddy Holly"
Lonesome Crowded West
Lonesome Crowded West
Mellon Collie & the Infinite Sadness
Mellon Collie & the Infinite Sadness
"Standout tracks: Bullet with Butterfly Wings, Muzzle, 1979"
Temple Of The Dog
Temple Of The Dog
"Standout track: Hunger Strike"
Dirt
Dirt
"Standout track: Angry Chair"
Siamese Dream
Siamese Dream
"Standout track: Today"
Somewhere Between Heaven & Hell
Somewhere Between Heaven & Hell
Loveless
Loveless