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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
4,545 1,743
Nevermind is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Albums of the 1990s
Nevermind Nirvana

2
3,371 1,866
Ten is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Albums of the 1990s
Ten Pearl Jam

3
3,044 1,832
In Utero is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Albums of the 1990s
In Utero Nirvana

4
3,245 1,667
Metallica is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Albums of the 1990s
Metallica Metallica

5
2,938 1,795
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

6
2,440 2,236
OK Computer is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Albums of the 1990s
OK Computer Radiohead

7
3,222 1,637
Dookie is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Albums of the 1990s
Dookie Green Day

8
2,453 1,648
Siamese Dream is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Albums of the 1990s
Siamese Dream The Smashing Pumpkins

9
2,506 1,439
Superunknown is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Albums of the 1990s
Superunknown Soundgarden

10
2,585 1,435
Dirt is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Albums of the 1990s
Dirt Alice in Chains

11
2,805 1,491
Californication is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Albums of the 1990s
Californication Red Hot Chili Peppers

12
2,536 1,332
Weezer is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Albums of the 1990s
Weezer Weezer

13
2,412 1,377
Mellon Collie and the Infinite... is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Albums of the 1990s

14
2,597 1,277
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

The Best Movies That Were Originally Panned by Critics

15
1,946 1,337
The Downward Spiral is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Albums of the 1990s
The Downward Spiral Nine Inch Nails

16
2,100 1,320
MTV Unplugged in New York is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Albums of the 1990s
MTV Unplugged in New York

17
1,977 1,516
(What's the Story) Morning Glo... is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Albums of the 1990s

18
2,601 1,275
Jagged Little Pill is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Albums of the 1990s
Jagged Little Pill Alanis Morissette

19
2,303 1,215
The Chronic is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Albums of the 1990s
The Chronic Dr. Dre

20
1,690 1,036
Core is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Albums of the 1990s
Core Stone Temple Pilots

21
1,723 1,298
Ænima is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Albums of the 1990s
Ænima Tool

The Best Grammy-Nominated Rock Albums of the 1990s

22
2,191 1,166
Tragic Kingdom is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Albums of the 1990s
Tragic Kingdom No Doubt

23
1,226 1,789
Achtung Baby is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Albums of the 1990s

24
1,352 1,201
Automatic for the People is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Albums of the 1990s
richerb added Automatic for the People R.E.M.

25
1,865 1,218
Use Your Illusion I is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Albums of the 1990s
Use Your Illusion I Guns N' Roses

26
1,568 1,146
Vs. is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Albums of the 1990s
Vs. Pearl Jam

27
1,616 1,010
Ill Communication is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Albums of the 1990s
Ill Communication Beastie Boys

28
1,760 994
Foo Fighters is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Albums of the 1990s
Foo Fighters Dave Grohl, Foo Fighters

The Best Grammy-Nominated Comedy Albums of the 1990s

29
1,565 900
Alice in Chains is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Albums of the 1990s
Alice in Chains Alice in Chains

30
1,253 1,146
Badmotorfinger is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Albums of the 1990s
Badmotorfinger Soundgarden

31
1,739 1,018
Sublime: 10th Anniversary Delu... is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Albums of the 1990s

32
2,237 1,037
The Slim Shady LP is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Albums of the 1990s

33
1,783 954
Smash is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Albums of the 1990s
Smash The Offspring

34
1,297 1,151
Garbage is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Albums of the 1990s
Garbage Garbage

35
1,169 1,025
Undertow is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Albums of the 1990s
Undertow Tool

The Best Genres of Music

36
1,370 1,050
Evil Empire is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Albums of the 1990s
Evil Empire Rage Against the Machine

37
1,254 983
Check Your Head is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Albums of the 1990s
Check Your Head Beastie Boys

38
1,315 1,018
The Colour and the Shape is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Albums of the 1990s

39
1,062 1,307
Odelay is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Albums of the 1990s
Odelay Beck Hansen

40
1,520 982
Enema of the State is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Albums of the 1990s
Enema of the State Blink-182

41
1,177 1,164
Jar of Flies is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Albums of the 1990s
Jar of Flies

42
954 953
Out of Time is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Albums of the 1990s
richerb added Out of Time R.E.M.

The Best Summer Songs of 2018

43
1,107 1,081
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

44
1,069 794
Sixteen Stone is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Albums of the 1990s

45
1,094 890
Vitalogy is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Albums of the 1990s
Vitalogy Pearl Jam

46
996 922
Throwing Copper is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Albums of the 1990s

47
1,061 864
American Recordings is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Albums of the 1990s
American Recordings Johnny Cash

48
837 1,132
Pinkerton is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Albums of the 1990s
Pinkerton Weezer

49
1,232 694
Crazy Sexy Cool is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Albums of the 1990s
Coolza added Crazy Sexy Cool TLC

50
751 1,106
Violator is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Albums of the 1990s
MantheoMacManus added Violator Depeche Mode