Best Albums of the 1990s

This decade started when grunge was in it's infancy, hip-hop was not mainstream and MTV's cribs was not ruling the airwaves. These are the albums most of us listened to through high school. This is a list of the greatest albums released between 1990 and 2000. Don't agree with the list? Vote for an existing item you think should be ranked higher or if you are a logged in, add a new item for others to vote on or create your own version of this list.


Eden - Sarah Brightman

The voice of the "Angel" is just fantastic. This album is a milestone in Sarah's career.

Her voice is at the beginning of its peak here, truly gorgeous. Eden, the cover track, is my favorite song by her, no questions asked.

One of her greatest albums ever!

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2History: Past, Present and Future, Book 1 - Michael Jackson

love you michael



I love MJ so so much, for he is the King

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3Time To Say Goodbye (Timeless) - Sarah Brightman

This is a very beautiful album from the 1990’s. It was really a great surprise at the time because I did not know Sarah studies Opera.

4Big Willie Style - Will Smith


Just Cruisin’

5Dive - Sarah Brightman

A fabulous album containing many memorable songs such as Siren and the second element!

A great album. So original- a shame they don't make them like this anymore.

A wonderful album of the '90s. It has many great songs on it.


6Use Your Illusion I - Guns N' Roses
7Nirvana - Nevermind

should be number 1


This album is #1 no matter what

Why isn't this #1?

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8Blood On The Dance Floor - Michael Jackson

The greatest Remix album of all time and one of the greatest of the 90's for sure. This album truly Rocks.

My favourite remix album of all time. The new content included which is 5 songs made me learn what true rock was. Also, made me know that MJ was a natural born artist and a genuis! MJ is the King of Rock, Not just Pop!

BOTDF is the highest selling Remix album of all time. The included new material of 5 songs is simply breathtaking. This is one of the greatest albums to ever come out and the greatest Remix album for sure!

9Dangerous - Michael Jackson

I'm saying it's extremely Dangerous to not have this album at the top. I bet that. Did you guys listen to Dangerous yet? Cause if you did, this would be on top.


Dangerous is the highest selling New Jack Swing album of all time. This is also one of the greatest albums of all time too with hits like Black or White, Heal The World, Remember The Time and In the Closet. It's got the greatest vocals of MJ!

10...Baby One More Time - Britney Spears

Baby one more time was Britney’s debut album and the best selling of her career so far exceeding 28 million copies world wide and becoming diamond in U.S.A. The song "Baby one more time" became one of her greatest hits worldwide making her the POP PRINCESS.


11Aquarium - Aqua
12Oops!... I Did It Again - Britney Spears

most entertaining album in the world,

Britney's second album. Almost as successful as the first. It sold more than 24 million copies worldwide. Many hits like Oops I did it again, Stronger, Lucky, Don't let me be the last to know etc

13Dookie - Green Day

green day is simply amazing

Absolutely amazing-what more can i say?

14OK Computer - Radiohead

This album has been my greatest inspiration as a musician.

15Metallica (The Black Album) - Metallica

It's not their best album(... and justice for all is), but it is up there. Defenitly influenced a lot of bands we listen to nowadays

Simply the best.



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16Weezer - Weezer

The Blue Album is as 90's as it gets. Who can forget "The Sweater Song" or "Buddy Holly"? Weezer's debut was atypical in the days where grunge dominated the scene. Their brand of geek rock remains influential today.

17Automatic for the People - R.E.M.
18(What's The Story) Morning Glory? - Oasis

This really was THE album of the 1990's. Oasis was the best 1990's English band and I would put them at the top of any other band of their day!


there are so many great songs on this. Wonderwall, champagne supernova, don't look back in anger, some might say. All of them are some of the greatest of all time. what the hell does Brittany spears have on this CD?

19Crash - Dave Matthews Band

As close to the perfect album as there has ever been. One of the very few albums where you not only do you not need to skip any songs, but the experience is that much better when you listen to the album from start to finish.

20Ten - Pearl Jam

I don't understand why Ten is so low on the list. Who the hell is "Sarah Brightman"? Pearl Jam MADE the 90s.

This along with Superunknown by Soundgarden and Dirt by Alice in Chains three of the best of the 90s


Top five albums ever, much less of the 90's

21Midnight Marauders - A Tribe Called Quest
22In Utero - Nirvana

The best work of Nirvana, the best album of the 90´s. Less accessible than Nevermind in pop terms, but more honest, more crude, more kurt, and a superb work of dave and chris.

The best album ever. Really no other way to describe it

23Aquemini - Outkast
24No Need to Argue - The Cranberries

The best female vocalist of the 90's.

25Spice - Spice Girls
26Parklife - Blur
27Californication - Red Hot Chili Peppers

oh wom! bjork and blur ahead of this album. I now see why the world is coming to an end.

28The Lonesome Crowded West - Modest Mouse
29Illmatic - Nas
30Homogenic - Bjork
31The Slim Shady LP - Eminem

Album that made Eminem

32Made In Heaven - Queen

the best


33Millennium - Backstreet Boys
34Don Killuminati: The 7 Day Theory - Makaveli
35Core - Stone Temple Pilots
36Keep The Faith - Bon Jovi

best 90's Album featuring the best 90's songs


37Ray of Light - Madonna

the remarkable album of hers with good and hi quality music

38Fill Yourself With Music - Screamfeeder
39Dummy - Portishead
40Dangerous - Michael Jackson

Great album. Michael is, has been the greatest. Has made concerts tours for all his fans around the world.


41Tuesday Night Music Club - Sheryl Crow
42The Downward Spiral - Nine Inch Nails
43MTV Unplugged in New York: Nirvana - Nirvana
44Slanted & Enchanted - Pavement
45In the Aeroplane Over the Sea - Neutral Milk Hotel
46Load - Metallica
47Whoracle - In Flames
48Pinkerton - Weezer
49Something to Remember - Madonna
50Sex Affairs - E-Rotic

Great eurodance act from the 90's.

51Cross Road - Bon Jovi

best album ever

52Jagged Little Pill - Alanis Morissette
53American Recordings - Johnny Cash
54Relish - Joan Osborne

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This list was created on October 27, 2006 and has been voted on over 2,000 times.