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List of the best albums released in the 1990s, from the years 1990 to 1999. These albums span all music genres – though tend to focus largely on popular music genres like rock, hip-hop, R&B and pop – and cover both new '90s bands that exploded on the scene along with older acts from previous generations that continued making music at the time. The list order is based both on votes and on individual lists made by users – to have the most influence on the rankings, add your own list of favorite '90s albums.

Popular trends in the '90s largely carried over from the previous decade, including a fascination with teen pop and dance pop music, along with the growing popularity of hip-hop and rap albums among a mainstream audience. The early 1990s were dominated by the West Coast gangsta rap sound, particularly following the release of Dr. Dre's "The Chronic" in 1992. The mid '90s were notable for the shocking, violent deaths of two of the era's most popular rappers – Tupac Shakur and Christopher Wallace (aka Notorious BIG). Wallace's producer and collaborator, Sean "Puffy" Combs, went on to dominate the mainstream hip-hop charts in the ensuing years.

Contemporary R&B and soul – sometimes in the '90s grouped under the term "urban music" – also remained extremely popular with acts such as En Vogue, Mariah Carey, Boyz II Men, Whitney Houston, Babyface, and R. Kelly dominating the charts.

Rock in the '90s was notable for the explosion of the "grunge" sound in the early part of the decade, with bands like Nirvana, Alice in Chains, and Pearl Jam bringing the grimy, less polished style of the Pacific Northwest to mainstream radio. Later, the grunge trend melded with the popularity of what was termed "alternative rock," an umbrella term incorporating styles as varied as the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Rage Against the Machine, Smashing Pumpkins, and Sublime. British acts making up the "Britpop" sub-genre of rock, which remained popular throughout the decade, included Blur, Oasis, Pulp, and Supergrass.
 

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Nevermind is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Albums of the 1990s
Nevermind Nirvana

The Best Grammy-Nominated R&B Albums of the 1990s The Greatest Classic Rock Bands

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Ten is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Albums of the 1990s
Ten Pearl Jam

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In Utero is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Albums of the 1990s
In Utero Nirvana

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OK Computer is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Albums of the 1990s
OK Computer Radiohead

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Blood Sugar Sex Magik is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Albums of the 1990s
Blood Sugar Sex Magik Red Hot Chili Peppers

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Metallica is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Albums of the 1990s
Metallica Metallica

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Dookie is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Albums of the 1990s
Dookie Green Day

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Siamese Dream is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Albums of the 1990s
Siamese Dream The Smashing Pumpkins

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Superunknown is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Albums of the 1990s
Superunknown Soundgarden

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Dirt is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Albums of the 1990s
Dirt Alice in Chains

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Mellon Collie and the Infinite... is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Albums of the 1990s

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Californication is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Albums of the 1990s
Californication Red Hot Chili Peppers

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Weezer is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Albums of the 1990s
Weezer Weezer

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Rage Against the Machine is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Albums of the 1990s
Rage Against the Machine Rage Against the Machine

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The Downward Spiral is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Albums of the 1990s
The Downward Spiral Nine Inch Nails

The Best Grammy-Nominated Alternative Albums of the 1990s 21 Most Annoyingly Over-Used Movie Trailer Songs

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(What's the Story) Morning Glo... is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Albums of the 1990s

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MTV Unplugged in New York is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Albums of the 1990s
MTV Unplugged in New York

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Jagged Little Pill is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Albums of the 1990s
Jagged Little Pill Alanis Morissette

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Achtung Baby is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Albums of the 1990s

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Automatic for the People is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Albums of the 1990s

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The Chronic is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Albums of the 1990s
The Chronic Dr. Dre

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Tragic Kingdom is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Albums of the 1990s
Tragic Kingdom No Doubt

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Core is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Albums of the 1990s
Core Stone Temple Pilots

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Ænima is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Albums of the 1990s
Ænima Tool

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Vs. is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Albums of the 1990s
Vs. Pearl Jam

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Foo Fighters is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Albums of the 1990s
Foo Fighters Dave Grohl, Foo Fighters

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Use Your Illusion I is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Albums of the 1990s
Use Your Illusion I Guns N' Roses

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Ill Communication is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Albums of the 1990s
Ill Communication Beastie Boys

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Badmotorfinger is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Albums of the 1990s
Badmotorfinger Soundgarden

The Best Grammy-Nominated Pop Vocal Albums of the 1990s Awesome Superpowers We'd Give Anything to Have

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Alice in Chains is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Albums of the 1990s
Alice in Chains Alice in Chains

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Garbage is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Albums of the 1990s
Garbage Garbage

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The Colour and the Shape is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Albums of the 1990s

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The Slim Shady LP is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Albums of the 1990s

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Smash is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Albums of the 1990s
Smash The Offspring

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Evil Empire is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Albums of the 1990s
Evil Empire Rage Against the Machine

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Odelay is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Albums of the 1990s
Odelay Beck Hansen

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Sublime: 10th Anniversary Delu... is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Albums of the 1990s

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Check Your Head is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Albums of the 1990s
Check Your Head Beastie Boys

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Out of Time is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Albums of the 1990s
Out of Time R.E.M.

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Undertow is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Albums of the 1990s
Undertow Tool

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Jar of Flies is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Albums of the 1990s
Jar of Flies

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Enema of the State is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Albums of the 1990s
Enema of the State Blink-182

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The Battle of Los Angeles is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Albums of the 1990s
The Battle of Los Angeles Rage Against the Machine

The Greatest Albums of All Time The Best Netflix Original Comedy Movies

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Vitalogy is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Albums of the 1990s
Vitalogy Pearl Jam

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Violator is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Albums of the 1990s
Violator Depeche Mode

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Throwing Copper is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Albums of the 1990s

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Pinkerton is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Albums of the 1990s
Pinkerton Weezer

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Sixteen Stone is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Albums of the 1990s

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American Recordings is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Albums of the 1990s
American Recordings Johnny Cash

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The White Stripes is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Albums of the 1990s
The White Stripes The White Stripes