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The Most Disappointing Nostalgic Albums For '90s Kids 

Sean Kelly
Updated January 23, 2019 2k votes 290 voters 4.5k views 25 items

List 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. 

1
Who Let the Dogs Out is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Most Disappointing Nostalgic Albums For '90s Kids
By Baha Men (2000); Tracks: It's All in the Mind, What's Up & Come On

Genres (Music): Hip hop music, Dance music, Pop rap, Reggae, Soca music

2
A Little Bit of Mambo is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Most Disappointing Nostalgic Albums For '90s Kids
By Lou Bega (1999); Tracks: Mambo No. 5 (A Little Bit of...), Tricky & Tricky

Producer: Syndicate Musicproduction

Length (mins): 00:43:26

Label: Lautstark

Genres (Music): Pop music, Hip hop music, Jazz, Latin pop, Mambo

3
Tubthumper is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Most Disappointing Nostalgic Albums For '90s Kids
By Chumbawamba (1997); Tracks: Smalltown, One by One & Creepy Crawling

Label: EMI

Genres (Music): Alternative rock, Pop music, Hard rock, Post-punk, Industrial rock, + more

4
Blurring the Edges is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Most Disappointing Nostalgic Albums For '90s Kids
By Meredith Brooks (1997); Tracks: Watched You Fall, Shatter & Wash My Hands

Producer: David Ricketts, Geza X

Length (mins): 00:51:12

Label: Capitol Records

Genres (Music): Alternative rock, Rock music

5
Tal Bachman is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Most Disappointing Nostalgic Albums For '90s Kids
By Tal Bachman (1999); Tracks: Darker Side of Blue, Romanticide & Looks Like Rain

Length (mins): 00:46:35

Label: Columbia

6
Marcy Playground is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Most Disappointing Nostalgic Albums For '90s Kids
By Marcy Playground (1997); Tracks: The Vampires of New York, Gone Crazy & One More Suicide

Length (mins): 00:34:41

Label: EMI

Genres (Music): Alternative rock, Pop rock, Post-grunge, Grunge

7
To the Extreme is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Most Disappointing Nostalgic Albums For '90s Kids
By Vanilla Ice (1990); Tracks: Dancin', Hooked & I Love You

Length (mins): 00:57:55

Genres (Music): Pop music, Hip hop music, Pop rap, Funk, Beatboxing

8
God Shuffled His Feet is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Most Disappointing Nostalgic Albums For '90s Kids
By Crash Test Dummies (1993); Tracks: In the Days of the Caveman, I Think I’ll Disappear Now & How Does a Duck Know?

Producer: Jerry Harrison

Length (mins): 00:44:52

Genres (Music): Alternative rock

9
Supposed Former Infatuat... is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Most Disappointing Nostalgic Albums For '90s Kids
By Alanis Morissette (1998); Tracks: That I Would Be Good, I Was Hoping & Joining You

Producer: Glen Ballard

Length (mins): 01:14:59

Genres (Music): Electronica, Alternative rock, Rock music, Hard rock, Pop rock, + more

10
'Daniel Powter' - Daniel... is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Most Disappointing Nostalgic Albums For '90s Kids
11
Bad to the Bone is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Most Disappointing Nostalgic Albums For '90s Kids
By Inner Circle (1992); Tracks: Down by the River, Shock Out Jamaican Style & Looking for a Better Way

Length (mins): 01:14:32

12
Mack Daddy is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Most Disappointing Nostalgic Albums For '90s Kids
By Sir Mix-a-Lot (1992); Tracks: One Time’s Got No Case, Mack Daddy & The Jack Back

Length (mins): 01:00:10

Genres (Music): Hip hop music

13
11th Song is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Most Disappointing Nostalgic Albums For '90s Kids
By Deep Blue Something (1993); Tracks: No More, One for Reality & She'll Go to Pieces

Length (mins): 00:55:02

Label: Doberman Records

Genres (Music): Alternative rock, Post-grunge

14
Connected is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Most Disappointing Nostalgic Albums For '90s Kids
By Stereo MC's (1992); Tracks: Connected, Sketch & Everything

Length (mins): 00:53:35

Genres (Music): Hip hop music, Pop rap, Electronic music

15
Left of the Middle is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Most Disappointing Nostalgic Albums For '90s Kids
By Natalie Imbruglia (1997); Tracks: Smoke, Left of the Middle & Impressed

Producer: Nigel Godrich, Phil Thornalley, Matt Bronleewe

Length (mins): 00:18:19

Genres (Music): Rock music, Pop music, Pop rock, Dream pop, Post-grunge, + more

16
The Madding Crowd is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Most Disappointing Nostalgic Albums For '90s Kids
By Nine Days (2000); Tracks: Crazy, Revolve & Absolutely (Story of a Girl)

Length (mins): 00:53:52

Genres (Music): Alternative rock, Indie rock, Power pop

17
You Can’t Stop the Bum R... is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Most Disappointing Nostalgic Albums For '90s Kids
By LEN (1999); Tracks: Crazy ’cause I Believe (Early Morning Sunshine), Cryptik Souls Crew & Cold Chillin’

Length (mins): 00:44:14

Label: Work

Genres (Music): Alternative rock, Indie rock, Indie pop, Hip hop music, Pop rock, + more

18
Down for Life is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Most Disappointing Nostalgic Albums For '90s Kids
By D4L (2005); Tracks: Geat Real Low, Shittin' Me & Do It Like Me

Length (mins): 00:56:23

Genres (Music): Snap music

19
Where Have All the Merry... is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Most Disappointing Nostalgic Albums For '90s Kids
By Harvey Danger (1997); Tracks: Woolly Muffler, Carlotta Valdez & Old Hat

Producer: John Goodmanson

Length (mins): 00:46:33

Genres (Music): Alternative rock, Rock music, Indie rock, Pop punk

20
Sooner or Later is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Most Disappointing Nostalgic Albums For '90s Kids
By BBMak (2000); Tracks: Unpredictable, I'm Not in Love & Ghost of You and Me

Length (mins): 00:44:17

Genres (Music): Pop music, Pop rock

21
Relish is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Most Disappointing Nostalgic Albums For '90s Kids
By Joan Osborne (1995); Tracks: Lumina, One of Us & Man in the Long Black Coat

Length (mins): 01:01:19

Label: Blue Gorilla

Genres (Music): Rock music

22
Bigger, Better, Faster, ... is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Most Disappointing Nostalgic Albums For '90s Kids
By 4 Non Blondes (1992); Tracks: Superfly, Dear Mr. President & Calling All the People

Producer: David Tickle

Length (mins): 00:41:08

Genres (Music): Alternative rock

23
Camino Palmero is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Most Disappointing Nostalgic Albums For '90s Kids
By The Calling (2001); Tracks: Unstoppable, Wherever You Will Go & Just That Good

Length (mins): 00:46:06

Label: RCA Records

Genres (Music): Heavy metal, Alternative rock, Rock music, Pop rock, Glam metal, + more

24
Maybe You've Been Brainw... is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Most Disappointing Nostalgic Albums For '90s Kids
By New Radicals (1998); Tracks: Mother We Just Can't Get Enough, Jehovah Made This Whole Joint for You & Crying Like a Church on Monday

Producer: Gregg Alexander

Length (mins): 00:54:20

Genres (Music): Alternative rock, Rock music, Pop music, Pop rock

25
Follow the Leader is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Most Disappointing Nostalgic Albums For '90s Kids
By Korn (1998); Tracks: Reclaim My Place, [silence] & All in the Family

Label: Epic Records

Genres (Music): Alternative metal, Nu metal, Rapcore, Funk metal, Rap metal