Greatest '90s Albums

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The Top Ten

1 Nevermind - Nirvana

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

2 Ok Computer - Radiohead

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 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.

This album is not number one because of Nevermind and Ten, you'd have to be blind not to see that or just stupid to ask that question like that. - PewPewAssassin

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.

Nevermind is just on the number one by the fame it has, but Ok Computer deserves the real spot - Pato_cargo

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3 Ten - Pearl Jam

Perfect Album

Better than nevermind. Way overshadowed

Better than nevermind

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

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

so goood!

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

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

Perfect album, just perfect

9 Alice In Chains - Dirt

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.

10 Rust In Peace - Megadeth

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

Why is this not any higher?!?

The Newcomers

? Orbital 2 - Orbital
? Music Has the Right to Children - Boards of Canada

The Contenders

11 Pinkerton - Weezer

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

Absolutely in the right place

Greatest album of all time

Should be in top ten

12 In Utero - Nirvana V 2 Comments
13 Innuendo - Queen

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

14 Blue Album - Weezer

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

15 Blood Sugar Sex Magik - Red Hot Chili Peppers

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.
17 Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness - Smashing Pumpkins
18 Rage Against The Machine - Rage Against The Machine
19 Ready to Die - The Notorious B.I.G.
20 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.

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