Best Alternative Albums Since 1990

Alternative Rock has produced some great bands, and those bands have produced some outstanding albums. These are the best of the past two decades.

The Top Ten

1 Dookie - Green Day

Young, alive, fast... This album is surely one of the best albums ever to be created.

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2 Meteora - Linkin Park

Very nice album, full of great melodies and out-of-this-world lyrics.

3 The Black Parade - My Chemical Romance

Ominous and ghoulish, yet the sound is so sweet and unique. Surely a great album.

4 Take This to Your Grave - Fall Out Boy

The best album from this band, and probably the only good album from this band before they went downhill extremely fast,

5 Still Not Getting Any... - Simple Plan

Shut up, welcome to my life, untitled, crazy, promise... In one album! This is awesome, I love this album.

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6 Enema of the State - Blink-182

Chock-full of fantastic songs, not one song in this entire album is bad.

7 Phobia - Breaking Benjamin

Just barely classified as Alternative. This album is very hard and soft at the same time.

8 A Beautiful Lie - 30 Seconds to Mars

With the best 30 Seconds to Mars song ever, The Kill, leading the way, this album is a must-have.

9 No Name Face - Lifehouse

I wish Sergio still played bass with Jason. We may never hear something like NNF/Stanley Climbfall again.

And I'm surprised this list isn't 86% Hybrid Theory fanboys!

Sergio Andrade's outstanding bass, mixed with Jason Wade's mesmerizing vocals, makes this album a great one from a rather unknown band.

10 The Open Door - Evanescence

Outstanding band. Outstanding sound. Outstanding album. Hard rock mixed with soft piano = #10 best alternative album of the last 20 years.

The Contenders

11 One X - Three Days Grace

All the songs in this album are amazing. DAMN The best, second is Meteora by Linkin Park.

12 Flood - They Might Be Giants
13 Ok Computer - Radiohead
14 Hybrid Theory - Linkin Park
15 A Thousand Suns - Linkin Park
16 The Downward Spiral - Nine Inch Nails
17 Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness - Smashing Pumpkins
18 Nevermind - Nirvana
19 Dirt - Alice in Chains
20 Ten - Pearl Jam
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