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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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1
3,107 1,217
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 Best Genres of Music

2
2,277 1,264
Ten is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Albums of the 1990s
Ten Pearl Jam

3
2,063 1,201
In Utero is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Albums of the 1990s
In Utero Nirvana

4
1,969 1,210
Blood Sugar Sex Magik is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Albums of the 1990s
Blood Sugar Sex Magik Red Hot Chili Peppers

5
1,730 1,436
OK Computer is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Albums of the 1990s
OK Computer Radiohead

6
2,109 1,125
Metallica is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Albums of the 1990s
Metallica Metallica

7
2,123 1,116
Dookie is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Albums of the 1990s
Dookie Green Day

8
1,656 1,139
Siamese Dream is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Albums of the 1990s
Siamese Dream The Smashing Pumpkins

9
1,594 935
Superunknown is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Albums of the 1990s
Superunknown Soundgarden

10
1,770 972
Dirt is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Albums of the 1990s
Dirt Alice in Chains

11
1,618 919
Mellon Collie and the Infinite... is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Albums of the 1990s

12
1,893 991
Californication is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Albums of the 1990s
Californication Red Hot Chili Peppers

13
1,650 897
Weezer is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Albums of the 1990s
Weezer Weezer

14
1,782 873
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

15
1,261 908
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 The Greatest Songs by One-Hit Wonders

16
1,297 1,000
(What's the Story) Morning Glo... is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Albums of the 1990s

17
1,447 872
MTV Unplugged in New York is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Albums of the 1990s
MTV Unplugged in New York

18
1,608 885
Jagged Little Pill is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Albums of the 1990s
Jagged Little Pill Alanis Morissette

19
894 1,157
Achtung Baby is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Albums of the 1990s

20
1,382 828
The Chronic is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Albums of the 1990s
The Chronic Dr. Dre

21
911 750
Automatic for the People is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Albums of the 1990s
richerb added Automatic for the People R.E.M.

22
1,362 813
Tragic Kingdom is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Albums of the 1990s
Tragic Kingdom No Doubt

23
1,142 874
Ænima is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Albums of the 1990s
Ænima Tool

24
993 648
Core is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Albums of the 1990s
Core Stone Temple Pilots

25
1,174 645
Foo Fighters is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Albums of the 1990s
Foo Fighters Dave Grohl, Foo Fighters

26
1,054 766
Vs. is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Albums of the 1990s
Vs. Pearl Jam

27
1,217 851
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

28
1,032 683
Ill Communication is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Albums of the 1990s
Ill Communication Beastie Boys

29
795 747
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 People We Wish Were Still Alive

30
969 577
Alice in Chains is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Albums of the 1990s
Alice in Chains Alice in Chains

31
820 765
Garbage is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Albums of the 1990s
Garbage Garbage

32
891 656
The Colour and the Shape is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Albums of the 1990s

33
1,386 715
The Slim Shady LP is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Albums of the 1990s

34
1,136 638
Smash is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Albums of the 1990s
Smash The Offspring

35
894 704
Evil Empire is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Albums of the 1990s
Evil Empire Rage Against the Machine

36
751 874
Odelay is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Albums of the 1990s
Odelay Beck Hansen

37
1,082 711
Sublime: 10th Anniversary Delu... is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Albums of the 1990s

38
803 681
Check Your Head is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Albums of the 1990s
Check Your Head Beastie Boys

39
637 569
Out of Time is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Albums of the 1990s
richerb added Out of Time R.E.M.

40
742 668
Undertow is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Albums of the 1990s
Undertow Tool

41
808 770
Jar of Flies is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Albums of the 1990s
Jar of Flies

42
937 643
Enema of the State is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Albums of the 1990s
Enema of the State Blink-182

43
722 727
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 Soju Brands

44
665 561
Vitalogy is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Albums of the 1990s
Vitalogy Pearl Jam

45
502 685
Violator is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Albums of the 1990s
MantheoMacManus added Violator Depeche Mode

46
592 565
Throwing Copper is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Albums of the 1990s

47
546 745
Pinkerton is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Albums of the 1990s
Pinkerton Weezer

48
599 462
Sixteen Stone is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Albums of the 1990s

49
668 582
American Recordings is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Albums of the 1990s
American Recordings Johnny Cash

50
704 666
The White Stripes is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Albums of the 1990s
The White Stripes The White Stripes