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The Best Grammy-Nominated Rock Albums of the 1990s  

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It's fitting that the first-ever Grammy Award for Best Rock Album was presented to The Rolling Stones. That was in 1995, and the rest of that decade saw a number of notable rock releases from Grammy nominees and winners. The styles of music may vary from record to record, but the best rock albums of the 1990s all stay true to the rebellious rock 'n' roll spirit embodied by the award's iconic first recipients.

What LPs will you find on this 1990s rock albums list? Now-legendary band Pearl Jam released a pair of Grammy-nominated rock albums in the '90s, Vs. and Vitalogy. The grunge rockers' frequent collaborator Neil Young also received several nominations for Best Rock Album throughout the decade.

In 1999, three out of the five nominees for Best Rock Album were female-fronted acts: Hole, Garbage and Sheryl Crow. The latter took home the trophy for The Globe Sessions. Other great releases on this list of best 1990s album nominees include Nine Lives by Aerosmith and No Doubt's 1997 hit Tragic Kingdom.

Which of these 1990s Grammy-nominated albums do you think deserves the top spot on this list? Let your voice be heard by voting your favorite up to number one.
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Wildflowers is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Rock Albums of the 1990s
Tom Petty
Nominated in 1996.
2
Vs. is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Rock Albums of the 1990s
Pearl Jam
Nominated in 1995.
3
Superunknown is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Rock Albums of the 1990s
Soundgarden
Nominated in 1995.
4
The Colour and the Shape is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Rock Albums of the 1990s
Foo Fighters
Nominated in 1998.
5
Vitalogy is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Rock Albums of the 1990s
Pearl Jam
Nominated in 1996.
6
Monster is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Rock Albums of the 1990s
R.E.M.
Nominated in 1995.
7
Jagged Little Pill is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Rock Albums of the 1990s
Alanis Morissette
Won in 1996.
8
Broken Arrow is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Rock Albums of the 1990s
Neil Young, Neil Young & Crazy Horse
Nominated in 1997.
9
Version 2.0 is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Rock Albums of the 1990s
Garbage
Nominated in 1999.
10
Crash is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Rock Albums of the 1990s
Dave Matthews Band
Nominated in 1997.
11
Nine Lives is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Rock Albums of the 1990s
Aerosmith
Nominated in 1998.
12
Tragic Kingdom is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Rock Albums of the 1990s
No Doubt
Nominated in 1997.
13
Sleeps With Angels is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Rock Albums of the 1990s
Neil Young, Crazy Horse, Neil Young & Crazy Horse
Nominated in 1995.
14
Blue Moon Swamp is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Rock Albums of the 1990s
John Fogerty
Won in 1998.
15
Mirror Ball is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Rock Albums of the 1990s
Neil Young
Nominated in 1996.
16
Pop is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Rock Albums of the 1990s
U2
Nominated in 1998.
17
Celebrity Skin is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Rock Albums of the 1990s
Hole
Nominated in 1999.
18
Forever Blue is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Rock Albums of the 1990s
Chris Isaak
Nominated in 1996.
19
Voodoo Lounge is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Rock Albums of the 1990s
The Rolling Stones
Won in 1995.
20
The Globe Sessions is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Rock Albums of the 1990s
Sheryl Crow
Won in 1999.
21
Road Tested is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Rock Albums of the 1990s
Road Tested Bonnie Raitt
Nominated in 1997.
22
Before These Crowded Streets is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Rock Albums of the 1990s
Dave Matthews Band
Nominated in 1999.
23
Premonition is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Rock Albums of the 1990s
Premonition John Fogerty
Nominated in 1999.
24
Sheryl Crow is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Rock Albums of the 1990s
Sheryl Crow
Won in 1997.
25
Bridges to Babylon is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Grammy-Nominated Rock Albums of the 1990s
The Rolling Stones
Nominated in 1998.