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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Last Updated: 2022-09-08
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