Top 10 Greatest Albums of the '90s

The Top Ten
1 Nevermind - Nirvana Nevermind - Nirvana Product Image

Number 1 album in the 90s no doubt.

2 Ok Computer - Radiohead Ok Computer - Radiohead Product Image

Nevermind deserves a spot on the list, but definitely not #1 position. OK Computer was light years ahead of anything else in the 90's. The music was so progressive that it still sounds recent after 20 years. There is a reason why Radiohead continues to play large venues and sell out shows to this day. They are amazing.

How did Nirvana, a simple grunge band, surpass OK Computer? The musicality of Radiohead is always unreal. The album starts with rock, but falls into slow melodies. And back. The isolated feeling you get is incredible. Deserves #1.

How is this not number one... This is the greatest album of the 90's, if not the greatest album of all time. The music takes leaps and bounds through of brilliance; the lyrics capture every element of the human condition.

No other album has changed the way people listen to music to such a degree. Nevermind brought alternative to the mainstream, but this DEFINES the genre!

3 Ten - Pearl Jam Ten - Pearl Jam Product Image

Honestly every track beats nevermind. Both are incredible. Ten is a legend.

Hands down the best and most influential album of the decade.

Better than nevermind. Way overshadowed

All time favorite album ever made!

4 Metallica (The Black Album) - Metallica Metallica (The Black Album) - Metallica Product Image
5 Dookie - Green Day Dookie - Green Day Product Image

Influencial for all of punk, so fun to listen to. It doesn't feel as serious as many albums which adds to the replayability. Basket Case, Longview, When I Come Around, She, Having a Blast are just great jams!

Simply amazing. I don't think it's better than Nevermind or Jagged little pill for that matter, but I have to help get it closer to the top 10!
18 is an injustice!

My favorite album of all time! Loaded with great songs like Basket Case, Longview,
When I Come Around, Welcome to Paradise and She

Very important album

6 In the Aeroplane Over the Sea - Neutral Milk Hotel In the Aeroplane Over the Sea - Neutral Milk Hotel Product Image

This album proved that you don't need a lot of money to make a great album

7 (What's the Story) Morning Glory? - Oasis (What's the Story) Morning Glory? - Oasis Product Image

Great album! But I like Definitely Maybe more...

8 Rust In Peace - Megadeth Rust In Peace - Megadeth Product Image

Why is this not any higher?!?

9 Superunknown - Soundgarden Superunknown - Soundgarden Product Image
10 Pinkerton - Weezer Pinkerton - Weezer Product Image

I have never seen an album as glorious of a cry of pain and despair than Pinkerton. This album wasn't well received when it came out, but it has aged VERY well. It's a timeless record that can evoke catharsis out of the hardest hardass. It is truly magnificent in it's simplicity, and that's the beauty of it.

Weezer is kinda a joke now but during the 90s they were simply amazing and this is by far there best work. raw emotion

Should be in top ten

The Contenders
11 Dirt - Alice in Chains Dirt - Alice in Chains Product Image

This album is much more than a grunge album...
Layne's voice attitude and lyrics penetrate right into the heart along with jerry's amazing guitar creativity and songwriting on the other tracks and the harmonies they do together...out of this world! And we can't forget about mike's awesome bass tone and basslines and of course sean's drumming which is so iconic to me

How is this album not already on this list?! Every song on Dirt is a masterpiece. This album created grunge along with nevermind. It is perfect.

This is my favorite album of all time, but it didn't create grunge, it did help popularize it though.

Dirt, the downward spiral, Aenima, Antichrist Superstar, Rage Against the Machine (self-titled), FrizzleFry... No?

12 Innuendo - Queen Innuendo - Queen Product Image

I love this album so much it is insane. So many great songs. The Show... Must Go ON!

13 In Utero - Nirvana In Utero - Nirvana Product Image

This and OK Computer should be way higher. Masterpieces.

14 Blood Sugar Sex Magik - Red Hot Chili Peppers Blood Sugar Sex Magik - Red Hot Chili Peppers Product Image

This is my favourite album of all time. I'm guessing this list is based on the influence it had. BSSM should definitely be top 5, possibly top 3.

Classic 'Chili Peppers album, or the quintessential 'Chili Peppers album. I love it. I'm glad it's in the top 10.

This defined a whole new genre. Masterpiece!

Love this! Cover art is awesome too!

15 Automatic for the People - R.E.M. Automatic for the People - R.E.M. Product Image

Top of the pile for me, along with OK Computer.

16 Illmatic - Nas Illmatic - Nas Product Image

Illmatic needs to be higher on this list. Should be number 1. Greatest rap album of all time. The whole track list is great with great songs like NY State of Mind, Life's a B, The World is Yours, Halftime. Memory Lane, One Love, One Time 4 Your Mind, Represent and It Ain't Hard to Tell.

I hope you're kidding, Illmatic this low? This should at least be in the top 2, if not the top 1. This is basically a representation of what music should be.

Should at least be top 10 just for being the greatest Hip Hop album in the 90s and arguably of all time.

Its because hip hop wasn't what people voted for first on this list, I guess rock is first to come to mind about the 90s

17 Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness - Smashing Pumpkins Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness - Smashing Pumpkins Product Image

This is more than just an album, it's the magnum opus of a sad genius. In my opinion it's not only the best album of the nineties, but of all-time.

18 Dangerous - Michael Jackson Dangerous - Michael Jackson Product Image

Jam, why you wanna trip on me, in the closet, she drives me wild, remember the time, can't let her get away, heal the world, black or white, who is it, give into me, will you be there, keep the faith, gone too soon and dangerous. My favourite MJ albums are
Off the wall

best albums of the 90s definitely

My favourite album! The best!

19 Rage Against The Machine - Rage Against The Machine Rage Against The Machine - Rage Against The Machine Product Image

Not the *absolute* best (that'd be Dirt), but it really should be higher.

20 Homogenic - Bjork Homogenic - Bjork Product Image
21 Ready to Die - The Notorious B.I.G. Ready to Die - The Notorious B.I.G. Product Image
22 Blue Album - Weezer Blue Album - Weezer Product Image

This is much better than Pinkerton, better lyrics, more varied songwriting, better captures the nerd rock image that made weezer unique, an epic closer in Only In Dreams

Needs to be in top 5.

Sure Pinkerton is better, but as far as impact, Blue deserves to be in the top 5

23 Achtung Baby - U2 Achtung Baby - U2 Product Image

Why are all the best albums at the bottom of the list?

The greatest album of the 90s - end of.

24 Come On Over - Shania Twain Come On Over - Shania Twain  Product Image

Best selling album of 90s! Really Great!

25 Vulgar Display of Power - Pantera Vulgar Display of Power - Pantera Product Image

On of the most influential metal albums of all time. Created bands like slipknot

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