25 Best Albums of the ‘90s

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The 1990s were a decade of music diversity and one-hit wonders; musical tastes varied and new genres emerged and gained popularity throughout the ‘90s.  Alternative rock became prominent and influenced a change in mainstream radio music and grunge experienced unprecedented popularity.

Basically, there was something for everyone in the ‘90s.  Last but not least, artists who became popular then influenced modern music in more ways than one and we are still being exposed to many changes and effects that occurred in ‘90s music.

To conclude, here’s a list of the best and most influential albums that shaped the 1990s:

1. Nirvana – Nevermind

‘’The album that guaranteed the nineties would not suck. Every word and note Kurt Cobain wrote for Nevermind now rings with the heavy clang of compound retrospect: his sad, foolish death; the thousand grunge-alikes who aped Cobain’s pain well enough but blew it with the music,’’ Rolling Stone magazine wrote about the cult 1991 album by Nirvana.

Rightfully placed on top of our list, Nevermind has received universal critical acclaim and is considered one of the greatest albums of all time that changed the course of music history.  Released in 1991,

Nevermind had replaced Michael Jackson’s album Dangerous at number one on the Billboard 200 chart and topped charts all across the globe.

A complete commercial success as well, the album has sold more than 30 million copies worldwide and was certified Diamond.  The album that has popularized alternative rock music featured timeless hits such as “Smells Like Teen Spirit”, “Come as You Are”, “Lithium”, and “In Bloom”.

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  • acharleyhorse

    (0’s music was terrible, dominated by grunge and rap/ The only album truly worthwhile on this list was Sublime.

  • TransMaroBird

    Exile in Guyville is by far Liz’s best work, the rest of it sucks huge ass!