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"

2
399 612
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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417 605
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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Pearl Jam is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list '90s Greats Making the Best Music Today
Pearl Jam Ten, Vs., Vitalogy

5
314 636
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

6
281 546
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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198 497
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

8
225 462
Soundgarden is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list '90s Greats Making the Best Music Today
Soundgarden Superunknown, Badmotorfinger, Down on the Upside

9
294 528
Metallica is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list '90s Greats Making the Best Music Today
Metallica Master of Puppets, Ride the Lightning, Metallica

10
201 412
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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180 367
Blink-182 is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list '90s Greats Making the Best Music Today
HunterAugustNiles added Blink-182 Enema of the State, Dude Ranch, blink-182

12
184 412
The Smashing Pumpkins is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list '90s Greats Making the Best Music Today
The Smashing Pumpkins Siamese Dream, Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness, Oceania

13
164 387
The Offspring is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list '90s Greats Making the Best Music Today
The Offspring Smash, Americana, The Offspring

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211 407
Weezer is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list '90s Greats Making the Best Music Today
Weezer Pinkerton, Weezer, Weezer

15
118 362
Dave Matthews Band is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list '90s Greats Making the Best Music Today
Dave Matthews Band Under the Table and Dreaming, Crash, Before These Crowded Streets

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47 10
Eminem is listed (or ranked) 16 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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190 407
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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184 392
Justin Timberlake is listed (or ranked) 18 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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122 262
The Cranberries is listed (or ranked) 19 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

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155 212
Snoop Dogg is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list '90s Greats Making the Best Music Today
Snoop Dogg Doggystyle, Tha Doggfather, Tha Last Meal

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227 349
Matchbox Twenty is listed (or ranked) 21 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

22
99 308
Counting Crows is listed (or ranked) 22 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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165 328
No Doubt is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list '90s Greats Making the Best Music Today
No Doubt Tragic Kingdom, Rock Steady, Icon

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82 282
Bad Religion is listed (or ranked) 24 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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109 276
Beck Hansen is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list '90s Greats Making the Best Music Today
muzziac added Beck Hansen Odelay, Sea Change, Mutations

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120 302
Korn is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list '90s Greats Making the Best Music Today
Korn Follow the Leader, The Vinyl Classics, Issues

27
104 261
Queens of the Stone Age is listed (or ranked) 27 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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102 259
Jane's Addiction is listed (or ranked) 28 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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177 285
U2 is listed (or ranked) 29 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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114 256
Alanis Morissette is listed (or ranked) 30 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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120 262
Third Eye Blind is listed (or ranked) 31 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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95 270
Mariah Carey is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list '90s Greats Making the Best Music Today
james2390 added Mariah Carey Daydream, Music Box, Mariah Carey

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108 248
Backstreet Boys is listed (or ranked) 33 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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95 215
Pixies is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list '90s Greats Making the Best Music Today
Pixies Doolittle, Surfer Rosa, Bossanova

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74 214
Megadeth is listed (or ranked) 35 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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62 212
The Flaming Lips is listed (or ranked) 36 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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83 210
Barenaked Ladies is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list '90s Greats Making the Best Music Today
ChristineCrawford added Barenaked Ladies Gordon, Barenaked for the Holidays, Maybe You Should Drive

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110 225
Garbage is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list '90s Greats Making the Best Music Today
Garbage Garbage, Version 2.0, Not Your Kind of People

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44 134
Shania Twain is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list '90s Greats Making the Best Music Today
Shania Twain Come On Over, Up!, The Woman in Me

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102 226
Lenny Kravitz is listed (or ranked) 40 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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77 172
LL Cool J is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list '90s Greats Making the Best Music Today
LL Cool J Radio, Mama Said Knock You Out, Mr. Smith

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63 204
The Black Crowes is listed (or ranked) 42 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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69 157
Madonna is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list '90s Greats Making the Best Music Today
Madonna Like a Virgin, Like a Prayer, Music

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52 165
Incubus is listed (or ranked) 44 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

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97 246
Jay-Z is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list '90s Greats Making the Best Music Today
Jay-Z Watch the Throne, The Black Album, Reasonable Doubt

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51 198
Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds is listed (or ranked) 46 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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65 168
Nas is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list '90s Greats Making the Best Music Today
Nas Illmatic, Life Is Good, Untitled Nas album

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40 124
Sheryl Crow is listed (or ranked) 48 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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60 181
Modest Mouse is listed (or ranked) 49 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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65 198
Robbie Williams is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list '90s Greats Making the Best Music Today
tracy jane added Robbie Williams Rudebox, Angels, Feel