The Most Disappointing Nostalgic Albums For '90s Kids

Over 600 Ranker voters have come together to rank this list of The Most Disappointing Nostalgic Albums For '90s Kids
Voting Rules
'90s kids only: vote up the 'albums you were most disappointed by.

One-hit wonders on albums can be a blessing and a curse for an artist. On one hand, having a hit is a great and life-changing thing. On the other hand, if the album fails, oftentimes the artist immediately fades into obscurity. For fans, it can be disappointing when you love a song, but the album it's on doesn't deliver as a whole. The '90s and 2000s were full of such albums.

'90s one-hit wonders are a real nostalgic phenomenon nowadays, and it seems like there were too many of them to count - from boy bands to hip-hop artists to rock groups. Do you remember the feeling you got when you put on Deep Blue Something's 11th Song and realized that "Breakfast At Tiffany's" was pretty much a catchy anomaly on an album of duds? And let's be honest, everyone was a little disappointed when they listened to that Lou Bega album in full after car jamming to "Mambo No. 5."

Get ready to relive some truly bland moments in music history and vote on the most disappointing albums of the '90s and 2000s. 

Most divisive: 'Marcy Playground' - Marcy Playground

    • Artist: Baha Men
    • Tracks: It's All in the Mind, What's Up, Come On
    • Genres (Music): Hip hop music, Dance music, Pop rap, Reggae, Soca music
    • Artist: Chumbawamba
    • Tracks: Smalltown, One by One, Creepy Crawling
    • Label: EMI
    • Genres (Music): Alternative rock, Pop music, Hard rock, Post-punk, Industrial rock
    • Artist: Lou Bega
    • Producer: Syndicate Musicproduction
    • Tracks: Mambo No. 5 (A Little Bit of...), Tricky, Tricky
    • Length (mins): 00:43:26
    • Label: Lautstark
    • Genres (Music): Pop music, Hip hop music, Jazz, Latin pop, Mambo
    • Artist: Tal Bachman
    • Tracks: Darker Side of Blue, Romanticide, Looks Like Rain
    • Length (mins): 00:46:35
    • Label: Columbia
    • Artist: Vanilla Ice
    • Tracks: Dancin', Hooked, I Love You
    • Length (mins): 00:57:55
    • Genres (Music): Pop music, Hip hop music, Pop rap, Funk, Beatboxing
  • 'Down for Life' - D4L
    • Artist: D4L
    • Tracks: Geat Real Low, Shittin' Me, Do It Like Me
    • Length (mins): 00:56:23
    • Genres (Music): Snap music