Top Ten Rock Albums
of Each Year - 1990-1999

Criteria: These Albums were chosen for their immediate and lasting popularity, impact, influence, originality, and acclaim from critics and musicians.

Top Ten Rock Albums of 1990

1. Fear Of A Black Planet - Public Enemy
2. I Do Not Want What I Haven't Got - Sinéad O'Connor
3. AmeriKKKa's Most Wanted - Ice Cube
4. Ritual De Lo Habitual - Jane's Addiction
5. Violator - Depeche Mode
6. Please Hammer Don't Hurt 'Em - MC Hammer
7. Mama Said Knock You Out - LL Cool J
8. Shake Your Money Maker - Black Crowes
9. Pills 'n' Thrills and Bellyaches - Happy Mondays
10. Ragged Glory - Neil Young & Crazy Horse
Top Ten Rock Albums of 1991

1. Nevermind - Nirvana
2. Ten - Pearl Jam
3. Achtung Baby - U2
4. Metallica (a.k.a. The Black Album) - Metallica
5. Blood Sugar Sex Magik - Red Hot Chili Peppers
6. The Low End Theory - A Tribe Called Quest
7. Out of Time - R.E.M.
8. Use Your Illusion I - Guns N' Roses
9. Use Your Illusion II - Guns N' Roses
10. Cypress Hill - Cypress Hill
Top Ten Rock Albums of 1992

1. Automatic For The People - R.E.M.
2. The Chronic - Dr. Dre
3. Rage Against The Machine - Rage Against The Machine
4. Dirt - Alice In Chains
5. 3 Years, 5 Months, & 2 Days in the Life of... - Arrested Development
6. Unplugged - Eric Clapton
7. Check Your Head - Beastie Boys
8. What's the 411? - Mary J. Blige
9. Slanted and Enchanted - Pavement
10. Vulgar Display of Power - Pantera
Top Ten Rock Albums of 1993

1. In Utero - Nirvana
2. Siamese Dream - Smashing Pumpkins
3. Enter the Wu-tang (36 Chambers) - Wu-Tang Clan
4. Doggystyle - Snoop Doggy Dogg
5. Vs. - Pearl Jam
6. Tuesday Night Music Club - Sheryl Crow
7. August and Everything After - Counting Crows
8. Exile in Guyville - Liz Phair
9. Debut - Bjork
10. Suede - Suede
Top Ten Rock Albums of 1994

1. Dookie - Green Day
2. Ready To Die - The Notorious B.I.G.
3. Downward Spiral - Nine Inch Nails
4. Superunknown - Soundgarden
5. CrazySexyCool - TLC
6. Illmatic - Nas
7. Definitely Maybe - Oasis
8. MTV Unplugged in New York - Nirvana
9. Weezer - Weezer
10. Grace - Jeff Buckley
Top Ten Rock Albums of 1995

1. Jagged Little Pill - Alanis Morissette
2. (What's the Story) Morning Glory - Oasis
3. Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness - Smashing Pumpkins
4. The Bends - Radiohead
5. Tragic Kingdom - No Doubt
6. Me Against the World - 2pac
7. Post - Bjork
8. Different Class - Pulp
9. To Bring You My Love - PJ Harvey
10. Daydream - Mariah Carey
Top Ten Rock Albums of 1996

1. The Score - Fugees
2. Odelay - Beck
3. All Eyez on Me - 2pac
4. Aenima - Tool
5. Sublime - Sublime
6. Reasonable Doubt - Jay-Z
7. Endtroducing - DJ Shadow
8. Pinkerton - Weezer
9. Everything Must Go - Manic Street Preachers
10. ATLiens - Outkast
Top Ten Rock Albums of 1997

1. Ok Computer - Radiohead
2. Urban Hymns - The Verve
3. Life After Death - The Notorious B.I.G.
4. Baduizm - Erykah Badu
5. Supa Dupa Fly - Missy Elliot
6. Time Out of Mind - Bob Dylan
7. The Fat of the Land - Prodigy
8. Dig Your Own Hole - Chemical Brothers
9. Yourself or Someone Like You - Matchbox 20
10. Blur - Blur
Top Ten Rock Albums of 1998

1. The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill - Lauryn Hill
2. Aquemini - Outkast
3. Ray of Light - Madonna
4. Hello Nasty - Beastie Boys
5. Devil Without a Cause - Kid Rock
6. You've Come a Long Way, Baby - Fatboy Slim
7. Live 1966 - Bob Dylan
8. Follow the Leader - Korn
9. Moon Safari - Air
10. Mezzanine - Massive Attack
Top Ten Rock Albums of 1999

1. The Slim Shady LP - Eminem
2. Californication - Red Hot Chili Peppers
3. Supernatural - Santana
4. Battle of Los Angeles - Rage Against the Machine
5. Play - Moby
6. The Man Who - Travis
7. Human Clay - Creed
8. Black on Both Sides - Mos Def
9. Mule Variations - Tom Waits
10. 2001 - Dr. Dre

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Last Updated: 2015-07-17
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