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List Rules Band must still be together and have made an album this decade. Solo projects, archival releases, or greatest hits don't count.

A list of 90s greats making the best music today. While many of their contemporaries have either fallen to the wayside or split up, these 90s musical artists are managing to go strong nearly 20 years after they first broke onto the musical landscape. These musicians have defied logic and have released music within the past few years, some continuing strong, and others trying to make a last-grasp comeback, while drumming up interest in their music as a nostalgia tactic. This includes many of the musicians are considered to be the greatest artists of the 90s. This doesn't include 90s greats who currently tour because while they may be prominent on that front, touring without a new album doesn't mean they are making new music today. 

At or near the top are some of the biggest artists of the decade. Recognizable bands like Pearl Jam, Radiohead and Foo Fighters are among the most reliable groups in music today. They consistently release new material that manage to remain at or near the band's standard of excellence. Also, these bands manage to sell out arenas and stadiums across the globe, which is a testament to their staying power and ability to churn out great new songs. There are rappers on here, like Jay-Z and Snoop Dogg, along with electronic acts like The Chemical Brothers. In case you were wondering, even boy bands are on here, since after all, they were considered greats at one point to a certain generation of pre-teens and teens during the 1990s. 

Take a look at this list of 90s greats making the best music today. Remember, only include bands who have made new music this decade. If they've been dormant, there's no need to add them to list. The same goes for greatest hits collections, they don't count. But if you notice someone who is missing, feel free to him, her or them. Vote or rerank the list according to who you think is still making great music among the 90s greats out there. 
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Red Hot Chili Peppers is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list '90s Greats Making the Best Music Today
Red Hot Chili Peppers Californication, Blood Sugar Sex Magik, Stadium Arcadium

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+ - 302 214
Foo Fighters is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list '90s Greats Making the Best Music Today
Foo Fighters Wasting Light, The Colour and the Shape, Foo Fighters

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+ - 277 202
Pearl Jam is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list '90s Greats Making the Best Music Today
Pearl Jam Ten, Vs., Vitalogy

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+ - 232 240
Green Day is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list '90s Greats Making the Best Music Today
Green Day American Idiot, Dookie, 21st Century Breakdown

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+ - 209 179
Radiohead is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list '90s Greats Making the Best Music Today
Radiohead Kid A, OK Computer, The Bends

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+ - 223 196
Metallica is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list '90s Greats Making the Best Music Today
Metallica Master of Puppets, Ride the Lightning, Metallica

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+ - 145 148
Nine Inch Nails is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list '90s Greats Making the Best Music Today
Nine Inch Nails The Downward Spiral, The Fragile, With Teeth

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+ - 158 150
Soundgarden is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list '90s Greats Making the Best Music Today
Soundgarden Superunknown, Badmotorfinger, Down on the Upside

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+ - 149 140
Alice in Chains is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list '90s Greats Making the Best Music Today
Alice in Chains Dirt, Alice in Chains, Facelift

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+ - 133 134
The Smashing Pumpkins is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list '90s Greats Making the Best Music Today
The Smashing Pumpkins Siamese Dream, Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness, Oceania

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+ - 135 129
Blink-182 is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list '90s Greats Making the Best Music Today
Blink-182 Enema of the State, Dude Ranch, blink-182

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+ - 156 159
Weezer is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list '90s Greats Making the Best Music Today
Weezer Pinkerton, Weezer, Weezer

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+ - 112 133
The Offspring is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list '90s Greats Making the Best Music Today
The Offspring Smash, Americana, The Offspring

14
+ - 139 147
Matchbox Twenty is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list '90s Greats Making the Best Music Today
Matchbox Twenty Yourself or Someone Like You, More Than You Think You Are, Mad Season

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+ - 115 124
U2 is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list '90s Greats Making the Best Music Today
U2 The Joshua Tree, War, Achtung Baby

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+ - 120 163
Justin Timberlake is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list '90s Greats Making the Best Music Today
Justin Timberlake FutureSex/LoveSounds, The 20/20 Experience, Justified

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+ - 108 135
No Doubt is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list '90s Greats Making the Best Music Today
No Doubt Tragic Kingdom, Rock Steady, Icon

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+ - 133 187
Nirvana is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list '90s Greats Making the Best Music Today
Nirvana Bleach, Nevermind, In Utero

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+ - 92 107
Third Eye Blind is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list '90s Greats Making the Best Music Today
Third Eye Blind Third Eye Blind, Blue, Out of the Vein

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+ - 80 142
Dave Matthews Band is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list '90s Greats Making the Best Music Today
Dave Matthews Band Under the Table and Dreaming, Crash, Before These Crowded Streets

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+ - 75 107
Beck Hansen is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list '90s Greats Making the Best Music Today
Beck Hansen Odelay, Sea Change, Mutations

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+ - 34 35
Madonna is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list '90s Greats Making the Best Music Today
Madonna Like a Virgin, Like a Prayer, Music

23
+ - 89 136
Korn is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list '90s Greats Making the Best Music Today
Korn Follow the Leader, The Vinyl Classics, Issues

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+ - 72 127
Counting Crows is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list '90s Greats Making the Best Music Today
Counting Crows August and Everything After, Recovering the Satellites, Hard Candy

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+ - 85 120
The Cranberries is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list '90s Greats Making the Best Music Today
The Cranberries Everybody Else Is Doing It, So Why Can’t We?, Everybody Else Is Doing It

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+ - 74 123
Alanis Morissette is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list '90s Greats Making the Best Music Today
Alanis Morissette Jagged Little Pill, Supposed Former Infatuation Junkie, Under Rug Swept

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+ - 75 122
Queens of the Stone Age is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list '90s Greats Making the Best Music Today
Queens of the Stone Age Songs for the Deaf, Rated R, Lullabies to Paralyze

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+ - 65 124
Bad Religion is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list '90s Greats Making the Best Music Today
Bad Religion Recipe for Hate, The Empire Strikes First, Stranger Than Fiction

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+ - 73 125
Jane's Addiction is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list '90s Greats Making the Best Music Today
Jane's Addiction Ritual de lo habitual, Nothing's Shocking, Strays

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+ - 86 111
Snoop Dogg is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list '90s Greats Making the Best Music Today
Snoop Dogg Doggystyle, Tha Doggfather, Tha Last Meal

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+ - 79 125
Goo Goo Dolls is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list '90s Greats Making the Best Music Today
Goo Goo Dolls Black Balloon, Let Love In, "Name"

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+ - 52 91
Megadeth is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list '90s Greats Making the Best Music Today
Megadeth Rust in Peace, Peace Sells... but Who's Buying?, Youthanasia

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+ - 73 118
Garbage is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list '90s Greats Making the Best Music Today
Garbage Garbage, Version 2.0, Not Your Kind of People

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+ - 54 98
Barenaked Ladies is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list '90s Greats Making the Best Music Today
Barenaked Ladies Gordon, Barenaked for the Holidays, Maybe You Should Drive

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+ - 63 133
Mariah Carey is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list '90s Greats Making the Best Music Today
Mariah Carey Daydream, Music Box, Mariah Carey

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+ - 71 123
Lenny Kravitz is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list '90s Greats Making the Best Music Today
Lenny Kravitz Are You Gonna Go My Way, Mama Said, Let Love Rule

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+ - 62 114
Pixies is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list '90s Greats Making the Best Music Today
Pixies Doolittle, Surfer Rosa, Bossanova

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+ - 20 36
Sheryl Crow is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list '90s Greats Making the Best Music Today
Sheryl Crow Sheryl Crow, The Globe Sessions, Tuesday Night Music Club

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+ - 15 12
Christina Aguilera is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list '90s Greats Making the Best Music Today
Christina Aguilera Back to Basics, My Kind of Christmas, Stripped

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+ - 60 128
Backstreet Boys is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list '90s Greats Making the Best Music Today
Backstreet Boys Never Gone, Backstreet Boys, I Want It That Way

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+ - 46 106
The Flaming Lips is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list '90s Greats Making the Best Music Today
The Flaming Lips The Soft Bulletin, Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots, At War With the Mystics

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+ - 46 87
Modest Mouse is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list '90s Greats Making the Best Music Today
Modest Mouse The Moon & Antarctica, Good News for People Who Love Bad News, We Were Dead Before the Ship Even Sank

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+ - 70 137
Jay-Z is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list '90s Greats Making the Best Music Today
Jay-Z Watch the Throne, The Black Album, Reasonable Doubt

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+ - 17 36
Shania Twain is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list '90s Greats Making the Best Music Today
Shania Twain Come On Over, Up!, The Woman in Me

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+ - 36 70
Incubus is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list '90s Greats Making the Best Music Today
Incubus Make Yourself, S.C.I.E.N.C.E., Morning View

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+ - 52 82
LL Cool J is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list '90s Greats Making the Best Music Today
LL Cool J Radio, Mama Said Knock You Out, Mr. Smith

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+ - 47 108
The Black Crowes is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list '90s Greats Making the Best Music Today
The Black Crowes Shake Your Money Maker, The Southern Harmony and Musical Companion, Amorica

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+ - 10 9
Britney Spears is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list '90s Greats Making the Best Music Today
Britney Spears ...Baby One More Time, Blackout, Oops!...I Did It Again

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+ - 16 34
Björk is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list '90s Greats Making the Best Music Today
Björk Homogenic, Debut, Vespertine

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+ - 50 100
Robbie Williams is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list '90s Greats Making the Best Music Today
Robbie Williams Rudebox, Angels, Feel