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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Goo Goo Dolls is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list '90s Greats Making the Best Music Today
Goo Goo Dolls Black Balloon, Let Love In, "Name"

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382 594
Red Hot Chili Peppers is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list '90s Greats Making the Best Music Today
Red Hot Chili Peppers Californication, Blood Sugar Sex Magik, Stadium Arcadium

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396 585
Foo Fighters is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list '90s Greats Making the Best Music Today
Foo Fighters Wasting Light, The Colour and the Shape, Foo Fighters

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349 580
Pearl Jam is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list '90s Greats Making the Best Music Today
Pearl Jam Ten, Vs., Vitalogy

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305 611
Green Day is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list '90s Greats Making the Best Music Today
Green Day American Idiot, Dookie, 21st Century Breakdown

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267 527
Radiohead is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list '90s Greats Making the Best Music Today
Radiohead Kid A, OK Computer, The Bends

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188 479
Nine Inch Nails is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list '90s Greats Making the Best Music Today
Nine Inch Nails The Downward Spiral, The Fragile, With Teeth

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288 506
Metallica is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list '90s Greats Making the Best Music Today
Metallica Master of Puppets, Ride the Lightning, Metallica

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208 448
Soundgarden is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list '90s Greats Making the Best Music Today
Soundgarden Superunknown, Badmotorfinger, Down on the Upside

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189 399
Alice in Chains is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list '90s Greats Making the Best Music Today
Alice in Chains Dirt, Alice in Chains, Facelift

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174 394
The Smashing Pumpkins is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list '90s Greats Making the Best Music Today
The Smashing Pumpkins Siamese Dream, Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness, Oceania

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157 370
The Offspring is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list '90s Greats Making the Best Music Today
The Offspring Smash, Americana, The Offspring

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202 390
Weezer is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list '90s Greats Making the Best Music Today
Weezer Pinkerton, Weezer, Weezer

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115 341
Dave Matthews Band is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list '90s Greats Making the Best Music Today
Dave Matthews Band Under the Table and Dreaming, Crash, Before These Crowded Streets

Raves In The '90s Were Dramatically Different Than Whatever Is Going On At EDC Today

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Blink-182 is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list '90s Greats Making the Best Music Today
HunterAugustNiles added Blink-182 Enema of the State, Dude Ranch, blink-182

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180 373
Justin Timberlake is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list '90s Greats Making the Best Music Today
OmarIsmail added Justin Timberlake FutureSex/LoveSounds, The 20/20 Experience, Justified

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178 392
Nirvana is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list '90s Greats Making the Best Music Today
draldoq added Nirvana Bleach, Nevermind, In Utero

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Counting Crows is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list '90s Greats Making the Best Music Today
Counting Crows August and Everything After, Recovering the Satellites, Hard Candy

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

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Beck Hansen is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list '90s Greats Making the Best Music Today
muzziac added Beck Hansen Odelay, Sea Change, Mutations

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116 286
Korn is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list '90s Greats Making the Best Music Today
Korn Follow the Leader, The Vinyl Classics, Issues

The Best Dogs for Allergies

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No Doubt is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list '90s Greats Making the Best Music Today
No Doubt Tragic Kingdom, Rock Steady, Icon

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Bad Religion is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list '90s Greats Making the Best Music Today
Bad Religion Recipe for Hate, The Empire Strikes First, Stranger Than Fiction

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U2 is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list '90s Greats Making the Best Music Today
Loretta J. Madera added U2 The Joshua Tree, War, Achtung Baby

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Queens of the Stone Age is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list '90s Greats Making the Best Music Today
muzziac added Queens of the Stone Age Songs for the Deaf, Rated R, Lullabies to Paralyze

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Jane's Addiction is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list '90s Greats Making the Best Music Today
Jane's Addiction Ritual de lo habitual, Nothing's Shocking, Strays

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Alanis Morissette is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list '90s Greats Making the Best Music Today
Alanis Morissette Jagged Little Pill, Supposed Former Infatuation Junkie, Under Rug Swept

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116 253
The Cranberries is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list '90s Greats Making the Best Music Today
The Cranberries Everybody Else Is Doing It, So Why Can’t We?, Everybody Else Is Doing It

The Greatest Women in Music, 1980s to Today

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91 259
Mariah Carey is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list '90s Greats Making the Best Music Today
james2390 added Mariah Carey Daydream, Music Box, Mariah Carey

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117 249
Third Eye Blind is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list '90s Greats Making the Best Music Today
bjr24 added Third Eye Blind Third Eye Blind, Blue, Out of the Vein

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101 235
Backstreet Boys is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list '90s Greats Making the Best Music Today
Backstreet Boys Never Gone, Backstreet Boys, I Want It That Way

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71 203
Megadeth is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list '90s Greats Making the Best Music Today
bigolooch added Megadeth Rust in Peace, Peace Sells... but Who's Buying?, Youthanasia

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89 209
Pixies is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list '90s Greats Making the Best Music Today
Pixies Doolittle, Surfer Rosa, Bossanova

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59 206
The Flaming Lips is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list '90s Greats Making the Best Music Today
The Flaming Lips The Soft Bulletin, Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots, At War With the Mystics

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81 202
Barenaked Ladies is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list '90s Greats Making the Best Music Today
ChristineCrawford added Barenaked Ladies Gordon, Barenaked for the Holidays, Maybe You Should Drive

The 37 Greatest On-Stage Falls of All Time

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Garbage is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list '90s Greats Making the Best Music Today
Garbage Garbage, Version 2.0, Not Your Kind of People

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98 220
Lenny Kravitz is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list '90s Greats Making the Best Music Today
Lenny Kravitz Are You Gonna Go My Way, Mama Said, Let Love Rule

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41 128
Shania Twain is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list '90s Greats Making the Best Music Today
Shania Twain Come On Over, Up!, The Woman in Me

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145 206
Snoop Dogg is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list '90s Greats Making the Best Music Today
Snoop Dogg Doggystyle, Tha Doggfather, Tha Last Meal

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61 195
The Black Crowes is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list '90s Greats Making the Best Music Today
The Black Crowes Shake Your Money Maker, The Southern Harmony and Musical Companion, Amorica

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64 151
Madonna is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list '90s Greats Making the Best Music Today
Madonna Like a Virgin, Like a Prayer, Music

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51 156
Incubus is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list '90s Greats Making the Best Music Today
Loretta J. Madera added Incubus Make Yourself, S.C.I.E.N.C.E., Morning View

This Pop Music Icon Was Destined For Greatness - Until She Was Murdered By Her Number 1 Fan

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Jay-Z is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list '90s Greats Making the Best Music Today
Jay-Z Watch the Throne, The Black Album, Reasonable Doubt

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63 160
Nas is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list '90s Greats Making the Best Music Today
Nas Illmatic, Life Is Good, Untitled Nas album

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Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list '90s Greats Making the Best Music Today
Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds No More Shall We Part, Abattoir Blues / The Lyre of Orpheus, Nocturama

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28 5
Eminem is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list '90s Greats Making the Best Music Today
Matt1345 added Eminem The Marshall Mathers LP, The Slim Shady LP, The Eminem Show

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37 120
Sheryl Crow is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list '90s Greats Making the Best Music Today
Sheryl Crow Sheryl Crow, The Globe Sessions, Tuesday Night Music Club

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57 174
Modest Mouse is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list '90s Greats Making the Best Music Today
muzziac added Modest Mouse The Moon & Antarctica, Good News for People Who Love Bad News, We Were Dead Before the Ship Even Sank

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62 191
Robbie Williams is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list '90s Greats Making the Best Music Today
tracy jane added Robbie Williams Rudebox, Angels, Feel

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50 172
The Chemical Brothers is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list '90s Greats Making the Best Music Today
The Chemical Brothers Dig Your Own Hole, Surrender, Exit Planet Dust