90s '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
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663 305
Goo Goo Dolls is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list '90s Greats Making the Best Music Today
Black Balloon, Let Love In, "Name"
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459 680
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
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427 649
Pearl Jam is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list '90s Greats Making the Best Music Today
Ten, Vs., Vitalogy
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489 661
Foo Fighters is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list '90s Greats Making the Best Music Today
Wasting Light, The Colour and the Shape, Foo Fighters
6
371 683
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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323 594
Radiohead is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list '90s Greats Making the Best Music Today
Kid A, OK Computer, The Bends
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264 497
Soundgarden is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list '90s Greats Making the Best Music Today
Superunknown, Badmotorfinger, Down on the Upside
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334 572
Metallica is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list '90s Greats Making the Best Music Today
Master of Puppets, Ride the Lightning, Metallica
10
233 541
Nine Inch Nails is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list '90s Greats Making the Best Music Today
The Downward Spiral, The Fragile, With Teeth
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213 411
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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187 251
Snoop Dogg is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list '90s Greats Making the Best Music Today
Doggystyle, Tha Doggfather, Tha Last Meal
13
216 437
The Smashing Pumpkins is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list '90s Greats Making the Best Music Today
Siamese Dream, Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness, Oceania
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243 442
Alice in Chains is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list '90s Greats Making the Best Music Today
Dirt, Alice in Chains, Facelift
15
59 174
Shania Twain is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list '90s Greats Making the Best Music Today
Come On Over, Up!, The Woman in Me
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249 437
Weezer is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list '90s Greats Making the Best Music Today
Pinkerton, Weezer, Weezer
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33 26
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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134 396
Dave Matthews Band is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list '90s Greats Making the Best Music Today
Under the Table and Dreaming, Crash, Before These Crowded Streets
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188 356
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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199 314
U2 is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list '90s Greats Making the Best Music Today
Loretta J. Madera added The Joshua Tree, War, Achtung Baby
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259 373
Matchbox Twenty is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list '90s Greats Making the Best Music Today
Yourself or Someone Like You, More Than You Think You Are, Mad Season
22
189 423
The Offspring is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list '90s Greats Making the Best Music Today
Smash, Americana, The Offspring
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216 419
Justin Timberlake is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list '90s Greats Making the Best Music Today
OmarIsmail added FutureSex/LoveSounds, The 20/20 Experience, Justified
24
148 288
The Cranberries is listed (or ranked) 24 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
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148 284
Third Eye Blind is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list '90s Greats Making the Best Music Today
bjr24 added Third Eye Blind, Blue, Out of the Vein