Top 10 Greatest Albums of the '90s


The Top Ten

1 Ok Computer - Radiohead

I liked listening to this but my computer malfunctioned at 3:47 at the part where they sing "I'm a creep", probably becasue the russians were trying to find my vote for hilla clint and change it to Don Truman which is almost as famous as Oliver Tree when he doesn't have a bowl cut on his head. I hate this era and I hate everything it stands for.

Great album!

It's quite obvious to anyone with half a brain that OK Computer is a modern master piece.

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.

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2 Nevermind - Nirvana

Number 1 album in the 90s no doubt.

One of the most influential bands of all time they deserve #1

3 Ten - Pearl Jam

All time favorite album ever made!

Not one song that fails to amaze

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

Perfect Album

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

has many good songs on it no bad ones examples include basket case - the song which made them famous longview welcome to paradise when I come around and she - idolangelx13

Very important album

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 - PerpendicularSealeo6

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6 In the Aeroplane Over the Sea - Neutral Milk Hotel

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

Very understated Masterpiece

The pet sounds of my time

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

Biggest band of the nighties and you know deep down I'm right

Perfect album, just perfect

8 Rust In Peace - Megadeth

One of the greatest thrash metal albums of ALL TIME. - winner333

Nice album, one of Megadeth's best - Disturbedpotato

Why is this not any higher?!?

9 Innuendo - Queen


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

10 Superunknown - Soundgarden

The Contenders

11 Pinkerton - Weezer

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. - dlbk03

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

Greatest album of all time

Absolutely in the right place

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12 Dirt - Alice in Chains

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

Best central message of any 90s album

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

My favorite album.

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13 In Utero - Nirvana

Better than Nevermind

This and OK Computer should be way higher. Masterpieces. - Donut

14 Illmatic - Nas

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. - TheMusicNerd

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

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

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.

15 Blood Sugar Sex Magik - Red Hot Chili Peppers

This defined a whole new genre. Masterpiece!

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

Suck my Kiss, Give it away, Under the Bridge, Breaking The Girl, I could Have lied

Love this! Cover art is awesome too! - PerpendicularSealeo6

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16 Automatic for the People - R.E.M.


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

17 Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness - Smashing Pumpkins

This should be higher up legendary work

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 Ready to Die - The Notorious B.I.G.
19 Ray of Light - Madonna

This album must be in Top3. Every single is the legend - Irina2932

20 Homogenic - Bjork

This is literally the start of modern pop music


21 Rage Against The Machine - Rage Against The Machine

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

22 Achtung Baby - U2

The greatest album of the 90s - end of.

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

WoW, just, WOOW. This should be at least #5

23 Blue Album - Weezer

Needs to be in top 5.

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

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

24 Different Class - Pulp
25 Temple of the Dog - Temple of the Dog
26 Dangerous - Michael Jackson

I think this album deserves to be at number 1 its not like the rolling stones did get to be in the top ten screw you bastards by the way. MICHAEL JACKSON and THE ROLLING STONES are both my personal number 1 favorite music artists then ELVIS PRESLEY and QUEEN as my personal number 2 and then EMINEM and LED ZEPPELIN as my personal number 3. You can call me a hypocrite and you can call me superficial for all I care.

My favourite album! The best!

It is the best alboom in the world! Forever!

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

27 Check Your Head - Beastie Boys
28 Vulgar Display of Power - Pantera

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

Brutal - Disturbedpotato

29 Come On Over - Shania Twain

Best selling album of 90s! Really Great! - Alexandr

30 Painkiller - Judas Priest
31 The Downward Spiral - Nine Inch Nails

Epic work!

Simply the best

32 A Woman & A Man - Belinda Carlisle
33 Siamese Dream - The Smashing Pumpkins

This album is way too low!

This album is so iconic. ‘Cherub Rock’, couldn’t have picked a better song to start the album. There’s so many hits on this album. Disarm, Today, Mayonaise, Cherub Rock. Even the deep cuts are good. You might think one or two aren’t as great but at the end of the day, the whole album is listenable. Perfect length too. 13 songs. Nice. - Graham

34 Schizophonic - Geri Halliwell
35 Paintings In Yellow - Sandra
36 Natalia Oreiro - Natalia Oreiro
37 Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers) - Wu-Tang Clan
38 Loveless - My Bloody Valentine

The black album is over this what

While the 90’s were full of innovative artists, MBV produced one of the most unique sounds of the decade. Kevin Shields’ obsession with capturing the perfect sound is apparent throughout, and it is an absolute sonic journey from start to finish.

39 On a Day Like Today - Bryan Adams
40 Erotica - Madonna
41 Agætis Byrjun - Sigur Rós
42 Follow the Leader - Korn
43 Definitely Maybe - Oasis

Not as good as Morning Glory, but man oh man was this one Hell of a debut. One of the best of all time.

44 Throwing Copper - Live
45 The Woman In Me - Shania Twain
46 Butterfly - Mariah Carey

Of course it is,

Its now like 2 decades old and it is still so relevant that no one can compete.

A Masterpiece

47 Metropolis Pt.2: Scenes from a Memory - Dream Theater

I don't care what this stupid list says. as far as am concerned, this is the greatest album, not during the 90s - unknown-soldier

How is this album so low on the list? It's so sad that Dream Theater gets ignored and especially on a list of the 90's albums which in this era they made two masterpieces with this album and Images and Words.
Radiohead's OK Computer is an album that is equal to this one in terms of quality and both of them represent different approaches to progressive music, but I like Dream more because of Petrucci and Portnoy and their amazing skills. - IronMaidenFan666

48 Seasons In the Abyss - Slayer
49 The Bends - Radiohead

Classic album.Deserves to be much higher.

50 Evil Empire - Rage Against the Machine
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