Best Albums of the 1990’s

The 1990’s is by far the best decade of music since the 1960’s. And in the 90’s, we had something called “albums” (for you millennials, that’s a collection of music that was released together, all at one time). We also had an MTV that actually played music, but that’s neither here nor there. 

So to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the two best album of the 1990’s, Nirvana’s Nevermind (released on September 24, 1991) and Pearl Jam ‘s Ten (released on August 27, 1991), I present you with the best albums of the decade – based on talent, popularity, and most importantly, impact on the music industry and the world. The latter reason is why I gave the top spot to Nirvana, but anyone who know me knows that Pearl Jam is #1 in my book. When I see hipsters that never listened to the music buying Pearl Jam shirts from Target for their babies, maybe I’ll change my mind. 

Disclaimer: Of course there’s bias here. And I do have a life, so don’t nitpick over one or two places because I couldn’t spend that much time on this post. Oh yeah, and I’m sure there are a ton of artists I’m missing – but I don’t want to hear it. Just have fun with this…

#1 Nirvana Nevermind  (1991)
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#2 Pearl Jam Ten  (1991)Pearl-Jam-Ten

#3 Smashing Pumpkins Siamese Dream  (1993)
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#4 Stone Temple Pilots Core  (1992)
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#5 Guns N’ Roses Use Your Illusion I & II  (1991)gunsnroses-useyourillusion1gunsnroses-useyourillusion2

#6 Sublime (1996)
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#7 Radiohead OK Computer  (1997)
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#8 Smashing Pumpkins Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness  (1995)
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#9 Nine Inch Nails The Downward Spiral  (1994)
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#10 Metallica (1991)
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#11 Green Day Dookie  (1994)
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#12 Nirvana In Utero  (1993)
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#13 Pearl Jam Vitalogy  (1994)
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#14 Stone Temple Pilots Purple  (1994)
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#15 Alanis Morissette Jagged Little Pill  (1995)
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#16 Dr. Dre The Chronic  (1992)
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#17 Pearl Jam Vs.  (1993)
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#18 Nirvana MTV Unplugged in New York  (1994)
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#19 Soundgarden Superunknown  (1994)
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#20 The Notorious B.I.G. Ready To Die  (1994)
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#21 Alice In Chains Dirt  (1992)
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#22 Rage Against the Machine (1992)
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#23 Oasis (What’s the Story) Morning Glory  (1995)
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#24 U2 Achtung Baby  (1991)
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#25 Red Hot Chili Peppers Blood Sugar Sex Magik  (1991)
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#26 Stone Temple Pilots Tiny Music…Songs From the Vatican Gift Shop  (1996)
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#27 The Chemical Brothers Dig Your Own Hole  (1997)
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#28 Hole Live Through This  (1994)
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#29 Beck Odelay  (1996)
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#30 Ice Cube The Predator  (1993)
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#31 Daft Punk Homework  (1997)
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#32 The Verve Urban Hymns  (1997)
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#33 Eminem The Slim Shady LP  (1999)
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#34 The Prodigy Music for the Jilted Generation  (1994)
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#35 Alice In Chains MTV Unplugged  (1996)
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#36 R.E.M. Out of Time  (1991)
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#37 Paul Oakenfold Tranceport  (1998)
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#38 Beastie Boys Check Your Head  (1992)
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#39 Fugees The Score  (1996)
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#40 Public Enemy Fear of a Black Planet  (1990)
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