100 Greatest Rock Albums
Of The 1990s

Criteria: These 1990s Albums were chosen for their immediate and lasting popularity, impact, influence, originality, and acclaim from critics and musicians. (This list does not include 'Greatest Hits' albums.)
Rock Albums 1990s
  1. Nevermind - Nirvana (1991)
  2. Ten - Pearl Jam (1991)
  3. Ok Computer - Radiohead (1997)
  4. The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill - Lauryn Hill (1998)
  5. The Chronic - Dr. Dre (1992)
  6. Automatic for the People - R.E.M. (1992)
  7. Achtung Baby - U2 (1991)
  8. Metallica (a.k.a. The Black Album) - Metallica (1991)
  9. Jagged Little Pill - Alanis Morissette (1995)
10. Dookie - Green Day (1994)
11. (What's the Story) Morning Glory - Oasis (1995)
12. Ready to Die - The Notorious B.I.G. (1994)
13. Blood Sugar Sex Magik - Red Hot Chili Peppers (1991)
14. Downward Spiral - Nine Inch Nails (1994)
15. The Score - Fugees (1996)
16. Illmatic - Nas (1994)
17. In Utero - Nirvana (1993)
18. Enter the Wu-tang (36 Chambers) - Wu-Tang Clan (1993)
19. Rage Against the Machine - Rage Against the Machine (1992)
20. Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness - Smashing Pumpkins (1995)
21. Superunknown - Soundgarden (1994)
22. The Low End Theory - A Tribe Called Quest (1991)
23. MTV Unplugged in New York - Nirvana (1994)
24. CrazySexyCool - TLC (1994)
25. Siamese Dream - Smashing Pumpkins (1993)
26. All Eyez on Me - 2pac (1996)
27. Dirt - Alice In Chains (1992)
28. Fear of a Black Planet - Public Enemy (1990)
29. Weezer - Weezer (1994)
30. The Slim Shady LP - Eminem (1999)
31. Definitely Maybe - Oasis (1994)
32. Out of Time - R.E.M. (1991)
33. Aquemini - Outkast (1998)
34. Life After Death - The Notorious B.I.G. (1997)
35. Me Against the World - 2pac (1995)
36. The Bends - Radiohead (1995)
37. Grace - Jeff Buckley (1994)
38. Odelay - Beck (1996)
39. Californication - Red Hot Chili Peppers (1999)
40. Use Your Illusion I - Guns N' Roses (1991)
41. Use Your Illusion II - Guns N' Roses (1991)
42. Doggystyle - Snoop Doggy Dogg (1993)
43. Vs. - Pearl Jam (1993)
44. Violator - Depeche Mode (1990)
45. Baduizm - Erykah Badu (1997)
46. Ill Communication - Beastie Boys (1994)
47. Aenima - Tool (1996)
48. Unplugged - Eric Clapton (1992)
49. Urban Hymns - The Verve (1997)
50. Supernatural - Santana (1999)
51. Tragic Kingdom - No Doubt (1995)
52. Blue Lines - Massive Attack (1991)
53. Dummy - Portishead (1994)
54. Vitalogy - Pearl Jam (1994)
55. Play - Moby (1999)
56. 2001 - Dr. Dre (1999)
57. Sublime - Sublime (1996)
58. August and Everything After - Counting Crows (1993)
59. AmeriKKKa's Most Wanted - Ice Cube (1990)
60. Ray of Light - Madonna (1998)
61. Smash - Offspring (1994)
62. Supa Dupa Fly - Missy Elliott (1997)
63. The Battle of Los Angeles - Rage Against the Machine (1999)
64. What's the 411? - Mary J. Blige (1992)
65. Loveless - My Bloody Valentine (1991)
66. The Fat of the Land - The Prodigy (1997)
67. Check Your Head - Beastie Boys (1992)
68. Throwing Copper - Live (1994)
69. Live Through This - Hole (1994)
70. Ritual De Lo Habitual - Jane's Addiction (1990)
71. 3 Years, 5 Months, & 2 Days in the Life of... - Arrested Development (1992)
72. Cypress Hill - Cypress Hill (1991)
73. Debut - Björk (1993)
74. I Do Not Want What I Haven't Got - Sinead O'Connor (1990)
75. Tuesday Night Music Club - Sheryl Crow (1993)
76. Parklife - Blur (1994)
77. BadMotorFinger - Soundgarden (1991)
78. Time Out of Mind - Bob Dylan (1997)
79. Hello Nasty - Beastie Boys (1998)
80. Slanted and Enchanted - Pavement (1992)
81. Cracked Rear View - Hootie and the Blowfish (1994)
82. Reasonable Doubt - Jay-Z (1996)
83. Vulgar Display of Power - Pantera (1992)
84. Homogenic - Björk (1997)
85. Post - Björk (1995)
86. Different Class - Pulp (1995)
87. Little Earthquakes - Tori Amos (1992)
88. My Life - Mary J. Blige (1994)
89. To Bring You My Love - PJ Harvey (1995)
90. Daydream - Mariah Carey (1995)
91. Korn - Korn (1994)
92. Endtroducing... - DJ Shadow (1996)
93. Screamadelica - Primal Scream (1991)
94. Mellow Gold - Beck (1994)
95. Devil Without a Cause - Kid Rock (1998)
96. Midnight Marauders - A Tribe Called Quest (1993)
97. Exile in Guyville - Liz Phair (1993)
98. II - Boyz II Men (1994)
99. Please Hammer Don't Hurt 'Em - MC Hammer (1990)
100. Suede - Suede (1993)

101. Dig Your Own Hole - Chemical Brothers (1997)
102. Garbage - Garbage (1995)
103. Foo Fighters - Foo Fighters (1995)
104. Mama Said Knock You Out - LL Cool J (1990)
105. Yourself or Someone Like You - Matchbox 20 (1996)
106. Pinkerton - Weezer (1996)
107. Shake Your Money Maker - Black Crowes (1990)
108. Homework - Daft Punk (1997)
109. Dangerous - Michael Jackson (1991)
110. Black Sunday - Cypress Hill (1993)
111. Temple of the Dog - Temple of the Dog (1991)
112. You've Come a Long Way, Baby - Fatboy Slim (1998)
113. Everybody Else Is Doing It, So Why Can't We - Cranberries (1993)
114. Black on Both Sides - Mos Def (1999)
115. Monster - R.E.M. (1994)
116. ATLiens - Outkast (1996)
117. Last Splash - Breeders (1993)
118. Things Fall Apart - Roots (1999)
119. The Soft Bulletin - Flaming Lips (1999)
120. The Writing's on the Wall - Destiny's Child (1999)
121. Enema of the State - Blink 182 (1999)
122. Crooked Rain, Crooked Rain - Pavement (1994)
123. Blur - Blur (1997)
124. Follow the Leader - Korn (1998)
125. Mezzanine - Massive Attack (1998)
126. In the Aeroplane Over the Sea - Neutral Milk Hotel (1998)
127. Core - Stone Temple Pilots (1992)
128. Moon Safari - Air (1998)
129. Only Built 4 Cuban Linx - Raekwon (1995)
130. Brown Sugar - D'Angelo (1995)
131. Janet - Janet Jackson (1993)
132. Antichrist Superstar - Marilyn Manson (1996)
133. Music Box - Mariah Carey (1993)
134. Maxinquaye - Tricky (1995)
135. Ladies and Gentlemen We Are Floating in Space - Spiritualized (1997)
136. Evil Empire - Rage Against the Machine (1996)
137. Wu-Tang Forever - Wu-Tang Clan (1997)
138. The Colour and the Shape - Foo Fighters (1997)
139. Surfacing - Sarah McLachlan (1997)
140. If You're Feeling Sinister - Belle and Sebastian (1996)
141. Spice - Spice Girls (1996)
142. Tidal - Fiona Apple (1996)
143. The Fragile - Nine Inch Nails (1999)
144. Psalm 69 - Ministry (1992)
145. Pills 'n' Thrills and Bellyaches - Happy Mondays (1990)
146. Apocalypse '91 - Public Enemy (1991)
147. Ragged Glory - Neil Young & Crazy Horse (1990)
148. Southern Harmony & Musical Companion - Black Crowes (1992)
149. The Velvet Rope - Janet Jackson (1997)
150. The Man Who - Travis (1999)
151. Fanmail - TLC (1999)
152. Live 1966 - Bob Dylan (1998)
153. Behaviour - Pet Shop Boys (1990)
154. Mariah Carey - Mariah Carey (1990)
155. 12 Play - R. Kelly (1993)
156. Angel Dust - Faith No More (1992)
157. Agaetis byrjun - Sigur Ros (1999)
158. Liquid Swords - Genius/GZA (1995)
159. Rid of Me - PJ Harvey (1993)
160. Death Certificate - Ice Cube (1991)
161. Get a Grip - Aerosmith (1993)
162. Goo - Sonic Youth (1990)
163. Music for the Jilted Generation - The Prodigy (1994)
164. No Need to Argue - Cranberries (1994)
165. Under the Table and Dreaming - Dave Matthews Band (1994)
166. Human Clay - Creed (1999)
167. Sixteen Stone - Bush (1994)
168. Luck of the Draw - Bonnie Raitt (1991)
169. People's Instinctive Travels - A Tribe Called Quest (1990)
170. Toni Braxton - Toni Braxton (1993)
171. Fumbling Towards Ecstasy - Sarah McLachlan (1993)
172. Maxwell's Urban Hang Suite - Maxwell (1996)
173. Mule Variations - Tom Waits (1999)
174. Summerteeth - Wilco (1999)
175. Everything Must Go - Manic Street Preachers (1996)
176. Very - Pet Shop Boys (1993)
177. Bossanova - Pixies (1990)
178. On How Life Is - Macy Gray (1999)
179. Under the Pink - Tori Amos (1994)
180. O.G. Original Gangster - Ice-T (1991)
181. Cooleyhighharmony - Boyz II Men (1991)
182. Jar of Flies - Alice In Chains (1994)
183. Dirty - Sonic Youth (1992)
184. Dry - PJ Harvey (1992)
185. Bizarre Ride II the Pharcyde - Pharcyde (1992)
186. Harvest Moon - Neil Young (1992)
187. Laughing Stock - Talk Talk (1991)
188. Leftism - Leftfield (1995)
189. Funky Divas - En Vogue (1992)
190. Mama Said - Lenny Kravitz (1991)
191. The Holy Bible - Manic Street Preachers (1994)
192. Vauxhall and I - Morrissey (1994)
193. Deserter's Songs - Mercury Rev (1998)
194. Hard Knock Life, Vol. 2 - Jay-Z (1998)
195. Savage Garden - Savage Garden (1997)
196. The Predator - Ice Cube (1992)
197. De la Soul Is Dead - De la Soul (1991)
198. ...And Out Come the Wolves - Rancid (1995)
199. Spiderland - Slint (1991)
200. New Adventures in Hi-Fi - R.E.M. (1996)

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