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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109 65
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
639 267
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
414 651
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
441 637
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
380 628
Pearl Jam is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list '90s Greats Making the Best Music Today
Ten, Vs., Vitalogy

6
326 664
Green Day is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list '90s Greats Making the Best Music Today
American Idiot, Dookie, 21st Century Breakdown

7
291 571
Radiohead is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list '90s Greats Making the Best Music Today
Kid A, OK Computer, The Bends

8
236 477
Soundgarden is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list '90s Greats Making the Best Music Today
Superunknown, Badmotorfinger, Down on the Upside

9
206 519
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
307 548
Metallica is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list '90s Greats Making the Best Music Today
Master of Puppets, Ride the Lightning, Metallica

11
189 386
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

12
166 232
Snoop Dogg is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list '90s Greats Making the Best Music Today
Doggystyle, Tha Doggfather, Tha Last Meal

13
47 150
Shania Twain is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list '90s Greats Making the Best Music Today
Come On Over, Up!, The Woman in Me

14
209 428
Alice in Chains is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list '90s Greats Making the Best Music Today
Dirt, Alice in Chains, Facelift

15
191 424
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

16
218 419
Weezer is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list '90s Greats Making the Best Music Today
Pinkerton, Weezer, Weezer

17
168 401
The Offspring is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list '90s Greats Making the Best Music Today
Smash, Americana, The Offspring

18
170 337
No Doubt is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list '90s Greats Making the Best Music Today
Tragic Kingdom, Rock Steady, Icon

19
240 356
Matchbox Twenty is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list '90s Greats Making the Best Music Today
Yourself or Someone Like You, More Than You Think You Are, Mad Season

20
194 399
Justin Timberlake is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list '90s Greats Making the Best Music Today
OmarIsmail added FutureSex/LoveSounds, The 20/20 Experience, Justified

21
122 374
Dave Matthews Band is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list '90s Greats Making the Best Music Today
Under the Table and Dreaming, Crash, Before These Crowded Streets

22
195 420
Nirvana is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list '90s Greats Making the Best Music Today
draldoq added Bleach, Nevermind, In Utero

23
11 5
Dr. Dre is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list '90s Greats Making the Best Music Today
The Chronic, 2001, Nuthin' but a 'G' Thang / Let Me Ride

24
129 267
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

25
126 272
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

26
85 289
Bad Religion is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list '90s Greats Making the Best Music Today
Recipe for Hate, The Empire Strikes First, Stranger Than Fiction

27
180 293
U2 is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list '90s Greats Making the Best Music Today
Loretta J. Madera added The Joshua Tree, War, Achtung Baby

28
103 316
Counting Crows is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list '90s Greats Making the Best Music Today
August and Everything After, Recovering the Satellites, Hard Candy

29
114 282
Beck Hansen is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list '90s Greats Making the Best Music Today
muzziac added Odelay, Sea Change, Mutations

30
109 266
Queens of the Stone Age is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list '90s Greats Making the Best Music Today
muzziac added Songs for the Deaf, Rated R, Lullabies to Paralyze

31
126 310
Korn is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list '90s Greats Making the Best Music Today
Follow the Leader, The Vinyl Classics, Issues

32
108 263
Jane's Addiction is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list '90s Greats Making the Best Music Today
Ritual de lo habitual, Nothing's Shocking, Strays

33
118 259
Alanis Morissette is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list '90s Greats Making the Best Music Today
Jagged Little Pill, Supposed Former Infatuation Junkie, Under Rug Swept

34
113 254
Backstreet Boys is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list '90s Greats Making the Best Music Today
Never Gone, Backstreet Boys, I Want It That Way

35
98 219
Pixies is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list '90s Greats Making the Best Music Today
Doolittle, Surfer Rosa, Bossanova

36
80 218
Megadeth is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list '90s Greats Making the Best Music Today
bigolooch added Rust in Peace, Peace Sells... but Who's Buying?, Youthanasia

37
43 127
Sheryl Crow is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list '90s Greats Making the Best Music Today
Sheryl Crow, The Globe Sessions, Tuesday Night Music Club

38
97 278
Mariah Carey is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list '90s Greats Making the Best Music Today
james2390 added Daydream, Music Box, Mariah Carey

39
115 227
Garbage is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list '90s Greats Making the Best Music Today
Garbage, Version 2.0, Not Your Kind of People

40
66 214
The Flaming Lips is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list '90s Greats Making the Best Music Today
The Soft Bulletin, Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots, At War With the Mystics

41
85 213
Barenaked Ladies is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list '90s Greats Making the Best Music Today
ChristineCrawford added Gordon, Barenaked for the Holidays, Maybe You Should Drive

42
81 174
LL Cool J is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list '90s Greats Making the Best Music Today
Radio, Mama Said Knock You Out, Mr. Smith

43
105 228
Lenny Kravitz is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list '90s Greats Making the Best Music Today
Are You Gonna Go My Way, Mama Said, Let Love Rule

44
10 43
Liam Gallagher is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list '90s Greats Making the Best Music Today
Going Underground

45
39 112
Björk is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list '90s Greats Making the Best Music Today
ElijahKaganer added Homogenic, Debut, Vespertine

46
71 161
Madonna is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list '90s Greats Making the Best Music Today
Like a Virgin, Like a Prayer, Music

47
66 206
The Black Crowes is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list '90s Greats Making the Best Music Today
Shake Your Money Maker, The Southern Harmony and Musical Companion, Amorica

48
21 111
Noel Gallagher is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list '90s Greats Making the Best Music Today
ElijahKaganer added The Dreams We Have as Children – Live at the Royal Albert Hall, Rhapsody Originals

49
55 165
Incubus is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list '90s Greats Making the Best Music Today
Loretta J. Madera added Make Yourself, S.C.I.E.N.C.E., Morning View

50
99 247
Jay-Z is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list '90s Greats Making the Best Music Today
Watch the Throne, The Black Album, Reasonable Doubt