Musicians '90s Greats Making the Best Music Today  

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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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Eminem is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list '90s Greats Making the Best Music Today
Matt1345 added The Marshall Mathers LP, The Slim Shady LP, The Eminem Show

2
650 290
Goo Goo Dolls is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list '90s Greats Making the Best Music Today
Black Balloon, Let Love In, "Name"

3
438 668
Red Hot Chili Peppers is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list '90s Greats Making the Best Music Today
Californication, Blood Sugar Sex Magik, Stadium Arcadium

4
465 655
Foo Fighters is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list '90s Greats Making the Best Music Today
Wasting Light, The Colour and the Shape, Foo Fighters

5
404 640
Pearl Jam is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list '90s Greats Making the Best Music Today
Ten, Vs., Vitalogy

6
353 672
Green Day is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list '90s Greats Making the Best Music Today
American Idiot, Dookie, 21st Century Breakdown

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309 585
Radiohead is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list '90s Greats Making the Best Music Today
Kid A, OK Computer, The Bends

8
252 488
Soundgarden is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list '90s Greats Making the Best Music Today
Superunknown, Badmotorfinger, Down on the Upside

9
219 532
Nine Inch Nails is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list '90s Greats Making the Best Music Today
The Downward Spiral, The Fragile, With Teeth

10
325 559
Metallica is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list '90s Greats Making the Best Music Today
Master of Puppets, Ride the Lightning, Metallica

11
203 398
Blink-182 is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list '90s Greats Making the Best Music Today
HunterAugustNiles added Enema of the State, Dude Ranch, blink-182

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179 237
Snoop Dogg is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list '90s Greats Making the Best Music Today
Doggystyle, Tha Doggfather, Tha Last Meal

13
227 435
Alice in Chains is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list '90s Greats Making the Best Music Today
Dirt, Alice in Chains, Facelift

14
55 161
Shania Twain is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list '90s Greats Making the Best Music Today
Come On Over, Up!, The Woman in Me

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206 429
The Smashing Pumpkins is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list '90s Greats Making the Best Music Today
Siamese Dream, Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness, Oceania

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239 425
Weezer is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list '90s Greats Making the Best Music Today
Pinkerton, Weezer, Weezer

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23 13
Dr. Dre is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list '90s Greats Making the Best Music Today
The Chronic, 2001, Nuthin' but a 'G' Thang / Let Me Ride

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181 414
The Offspring is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list '90s Greats Making the Best Music Today
Smash, Americana, The Offspring

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181 348
No Doubt is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list '90s Greats Making the Best Music Today
Tragic Kingdom, Rock Steady, Icon

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215 430
Nirvana is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list '90s Greats Making the Best Music Today
draldoq added Bleach, Nevermind, In Utero

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210 408
Justin Timberlake is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list '90s Greats Making the Best Music Today
OmarIsmail added FutureSex/LoveSounds, The 20/20 Experience, Justified

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130 386
Dave Matthews Band is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list '90s Greats Making the Best Music Today
Under the Table and Dreaming, Crash, Before These Crowded Streets

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251 365
Matchbox Twenty is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list '90s Greats Making the Best Music Today
Yourself or Someone Like You, More Than You Think You Are, Mad Season

24
138 279
Third Eye Blind is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list '90s Greats Making the Best Music Today
bjr24 added Third Eye Blind, Blue, Out of the Vein

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137 284
The Cranberries is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list '90s Greats Making the Best Music Today
Everybody Else Is Doing It, So Why Can’t We?, Everybody Else Is Doing It