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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
4,462 1,699
Nevermind is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Albums of the 1990s
Nevermind Nirvana

2
3,290 1,829
Ten is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Albums of the 1990s
Ten Pearl Jam

3
2,979 1,792
In Utero is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Albums of the 1990s
In Utero Nirvana

4
3,175 1,627
Metallica is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Albums of the 1990s
Metallica Metallica

5
2,883 1,754
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
2,389 2,183
OK Computer is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Albums of the 1990s
OK Computer Radiohead

7
3,165 1,596
Dookie is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Albums of the 1990s
Dookie Green Day

8
2,401 1,607
Siamese Dream is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Albums of the 1990s
Siamese Dream The Smashing Pumpkins

9
2,444 1,413
Superunknown is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Albums of the 1990s
Superunknown Soundgarden

10
2,538 1,405
Dirt is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Albums of the 1990s
Dirt Alice in Chains

11
2,749 1,455
Californication is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Albums of the 1990s
Californication Red Hot Chili Peppers

12
2,476 1,300
Weezer is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Albums of the 1990s
Weezer Weezer

13
2,364 1,346
Mellon Collie and the Infinite... is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Albums of the 1990s

14
2,549 1,252
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

16 Movie "In Jokes" You Probably Didn't Notice

15
1,894 1,313
The Downward Spiral is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Albums of the 1990s
The Downward Spiral Nine Inch Nails

16
1,938 1,481
(What's the Story) Morning Glo... is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Albums of the 1990s

17
2,055 1,296
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
2,532 1,252
Jagged Little Pill is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Albums of the 1990s
Jagged Little Pill Alanis Morissette

19
2,253 1,193
The Chronic is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Albums of the 1990s
The Chronic Dr. Dre

20
1,646 1,013
Core is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Albums of the 1990s
Core Stone Temple Pilots

21
2,139 1,144
Tragic Kingdom is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Albums of the 1990s
Tragic Kingdom No Doubt

The Best Grammy-Nominated Rock Albums of the 1990s

22
1,684 1,272
Ænima is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Albums of the 1990s
Ænima Tool

23
1,207 1,747
Achtung Baby is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Albums of the 1990s

24
1,323 1,170
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
1,823 1,192
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
1,536 1,122
Vs. is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Albums of the 1990s
Vs. Pearl Jam

27
1,577 988
Ill Communication is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Albums of the 1990s
Ill Communication Beastie Boys

28
1,728 971
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
1,223 1,125
Badmotorfinger is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Albums of the 1990s
Badmotorfinger Soundgarden

30
1,518 886
Alice in Chains is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Albums of the 1990s
Alice in Chains Alice in Chains

31
1,698 993
Sublime: 10th Anniversary Delu... is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Albums of the 1990s

32
2,192 1,018
The Slim Shady LP is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Albums of the 1990s

33
1,745 938
Smash is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Albums of the 1990s
Smash The Offspring

34
1,142 1,003
Undertow is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Albums of the 1990s
Undertow Tool

35
1,264 1,129
Garbage is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Albums of the 1990s
Garbage Garbage

The Greatest Classic Rock Bands

36
1,337 1,030
Evil Empire is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Albums of the 1990s
Evil Empire Rage Against the Machine

37
1,225 960
Check Your Head is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Albums of the 1990s
Check Your Head Beastie Boys

38
1,292 998
The Colour and the Shape is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Albums of the 1990s

39
1,487 963
Enema of the State is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Albums of the 1990s
Enema of the State Blink-182

40
1,043 1,283
Odelay is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Albums of the 1990s
Odelay Beck Hansen

41
1,156 1,141
Jar of Flies is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Albums of the 1990s
Jar of Flies

42
933 931
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.

14 Things You Didn't Know About Nicki Minaj

43
1,087 1,056
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
1,039 770
Sixteen Stone is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Albums of the 1990s

45
973 901
Throwing Copper is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Albums of the 1990s

46
1,070 871
Vitalogy is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Albums of the 1990s
Vitalogy Pearl Jam

47
1,036 848
American Recordings is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Albums of the 1990s
American Recordings Johnny Cash

48
818 1,108
Pinkerton is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Albums of the 1990s
Pinkerton Weezer

49
1,201 675
Crazy Sexy Cool is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Albums of the 1990s
Coolza added Crazy Sexy Cool TLC

50
1,055 1,002
The White Stripes is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Albums of the 1990s
The White Stripes The White Stripes