100 Best Rock Albums Of The 90s

100 Best Rock Albums Of The 90s

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Our 100 Best Rock Albums Of The 90s list presents a well-rounded group of albums that crossed many rock music genres. The decade of the 1990s is one of the most diverse decades of rock music in classic rock history. Initially, the period was probably judged unfairly as it was constantly compared to the great music released in the previous four decades. However, as time has passed, many music fans and critics have looked back on the music of the 1990s in a much more positive light. Of course, there wasn’t much light at the beginning of the decade when the dark sounds of grunge infiltrated the music scene. While millions of fans loved the depressing sounds of Seattle and the brilliant music bands like Nirvana, Pearl Jam, and Soundgarden brought to the scene, there were still those who longed for glam and pop that ruled the 8os and punk and classic rock that dominated the 70s.

The 1990s still saw the emergence of bands like The Black Crows that echoed the sound of the Stones. Of course, many famous acts of the ’60s and ’70s, like Bruce Springsteen, David Bowie, Paul McCartney, and more, were still releasing new albums satisfying an audience that had no interest in the new music of the 1990s.  It was an interesting decade………

# 100 – When the Pawn… – Fiona Apple

# 99 – Enema of the State – Blink-182

# 98 – Celebrity Skin – Hole

# 97 – SupernaturalSantana

# 96 – Euphoria MorningChris Cornell

# 95 – Hours – David Bowie

# 94 – One Hit Minute – Red Hot Chili Peppers

# 93 – Crystal PlanetJoe Satriani

# 92 – Red VoodooSammy Hagar

# 91 – Version 2.0 – Garbage

# 90 – Californication – Red Hot Chili Peppers

# 89 – Dude Ranch – Blink-182

# 88 – Dose – Gov’t Mule

# 87 – The Healing Game – Van Morrison

# 86 – Lucky Town – Bruce Springsteen

# 85 – Flaming Pie – Paul McCartney

# 84 – Be Here Now – Oasis

# 83 – Earthling – David Bowie

# 82 – Nine Lives – Aerosmith

# 81 – The Colour and the Shape – Foo Fighters

# 80 – Time Out Of Mind – Bob Dylan

# 79 – Crash – Dave Matthews Band

# 78 – Overnight SensationMotorhead

# 77 – Evil Empire – Rage Against The Machine

# 76 – Set the Twilight ReelingLou Reed

# 75 – The Burdens of Being UprightTracy Bonham

# 74 – Aenima – Tool

# 73 – DLR BandDavid Lee Roth Band

# 72 – No Code – Pearl Jam

# 71- Sheryl Crow – Sheryl Crow

# 70 – Elastica – Elastica

# 69 – Ozzmosis – Ozzy Osbourne

# 68 –Mellon Collie and the Infinite SadnessSmashing Pumpkins

# 67 – Mercury Falling – Sting

# 66 – Garbage – Garbage

# 65 – Echo – Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers

# 64 – A Date with The SmithereensThe Smithereens

# 63 –  Purple – Stone Temple Pilots

# 62-  Cracked Rear ViewHootie and the Blowfish’

# 61- Where It All BeginsThe Allman Brothers Band

# 60 – The Downward Spiral – Nine Inch Nails

#  59 – Maniac Nirvana – Robert Plant

# 58 – Vitalogy – Pearl Jam

# 57 – MTV Unplugged In New York – Nirvana

# 56 – Kamakiriad – Donald Fagen

# 55 – Pablo HoneyRadiohead

# 54 – River Of Dreams – Billy Joel

# 53 – Siamese Dreams – Smashing Pumpkins

#-52 – Phobia – The Kinks

# 51 – Bat Out of Hell II – Meat Loaf

# 50 – Get A Grip – Aerosmith

# 49 – In Utero – Nirvana

# 48 – Dirt – Alice In Chains

# 47 – Bone Machine – Tom Waits

# 46 – Little EarthquakesTori Amos

# 45 – Automatic For The People – R.E.M.

# 44 –Why Do Birds Sing?Violent Femmes

# 43 – Vulgar Display of PowerPantera

# 42 – In the Aeroplane Over the Sea – Neutral Milk Hotel

# 41 – Us – Peter Gabriel

# 40 – Times Up – Living Colour

# 39 -The Rhythm Of The Saints – Paul Simon

# 38 – Empire – Queensryche

# 37 – System of a Down – System of a Down

# 36 –  Fear Of The Dark – Iron Maiden

# 35 – Tiny Music… Songs from the Vatican Gift Shop – Stone Temple Pilots

# 34 – Painkiller – Judas Priest

# 33 – No.4 – Stone Temple Pilots

# 32 – Alice In Chains – Alice In Chains

# 31 – Shake Your Money Maker – The Black Crowes

# 30 – Blood Sugar Sex Majik – Red Hot Chili Peppers

#  29 – Shades of Two WorldsAllman Brothers Band

# 28 – Vs – Pearl Jam

# 27 – Facelift – Alice In Chains

# 26 – Rage Against The Machine –Rage Against The Machine

#25 – Pussy Whipped  – Bikini Kill

# 24 – Mule Variations – Tom Waits

# 23 – Tuesday Night Club – Sheryl Crow

# 22 –  Marching To Mars – Sammy Hagar

# 21 – Dookie – Green Day

# 20 – Relish – Joan Osborne

# 19 – For Unlawful Knowledge – Van Halen

# 18 – Bad Motor Finger – Soundgarden

# 17 – Use Your Illusion II – Guns N’ Roses

# 16 – Definitely MaybeOasis

# 15 – Achtung Baby – U2

# 14 – American Teenage Rock ‘n’ Roll MachineThe Donnas

#13 – Under the Table and DreamingDave Matthews Band

#12 – Down on the UpsideSoundgarden

# 11 – Ten – Pearl Jam

# 10 – SuperunknownSoundgarden

#9 – Metallica (The Black Album) – Metallica

#8 – Use Your Illusion I – Guns N’ Roses

# 7 – Ragged Glory – Neil Young & Crazy Horse

# 6 – Jagged Little PillAlanis Morissette

# 5 – (What’s the Story) Morning Glory?Oasis

# 4 – OK Computer – Radiohead

# 3 – Core – Stone Temple Pilots

# 2 – The Battle of Los Angeles – Rage Against the Machine

#  1 – Nevermind – Nirvana

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