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I’ll recheck out their ’90s albums and see if my thoughts above are off or still where I end up.

NOW That's What I Call The 90s

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90's Rock Number 1's

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Pearl Jam - Ten Album. . Wallpaper and background images in the 90's music club tagged: music 90s album cover pearl jam ten.

Hip Hop R&B Gold 80s & 90s

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#1 '90s Album - Microsoft Store

Punk Goes 90s Vol. 2

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Tubthumping (Album Version)

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100 Best Albums of the Nineties | Rolling Stone

Mary J. Blige is another artist from whom it's difficult to chose a best '90s album of hers, but Share My World can be considered first among equals, as far as her albums go. Still, Mary's other '90s albums, Mary (1999), My Life (1994) and What's the 411? (1992) are all worthwhile in their own right.

List of the best albums released in the 1990s, from the years 1990 to 1999. These albums span all music genres – though tend to focus largely on popular music genres like rock, hip-hop, R&B and pop – and cover both new '90s bands that exploded on the scene along with older acts from previous generations that continued making music at the time. The list order is based both on votes and on individual lists made by users – to have the most influence on the rankings, add your own list of favorite '90s albums.

Popular trends in the '90s largely carried over from the previous decade, including a fascination with and dance pop music, along with the growing popularity of hip-hop and rap albums among a mainstream audience. The early 1990s were dominated by the West Coast gangsta rap sound, particularly following the release of Dr. Dre's "The Chronic" in 1992. The mid '90s were notable for the shocking, violent deaths of two of the era's – Tupac Shakur and Christopher Wallace (aka Notorious BIG). Wallace's producer and collaborator, Sean "Puffy" Combs, went on to dominate the mainstream hip-hop charts in the ensuing years.

Contemporary R&B and soul – sometimes in the '90s grouped under the term "urban music" – also remained extremely popular with acts such as En Vogue, Mariah Carey, Boyz II Men, Whitney Houston, Babyface, and R. Kelly dominating the charts.

Rock in the '90s was notable for the explosion of the "grunge" sound in the early part of the decade, with bands like Nirvana, Alice in Chains, and Pearl Jam bringing the grimy, less polished style of the Pacific Northwest to mainstream radio. Later, the grunge trend melded with the popularity of what was termed "alternative rock," an umbrella term incorporating styles as varied as the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Rage Against the Machine, Smashing Pumpkins, and Sublime. British acts making up the "Britpop" sub-genre of rock, which remained popular throughout the decade, included Blur, Oasis, Pulp, and Supergrass.

100 Best Albums of the Nineties

  • Thomas Kelley says:

    Hi DR, wow, I am seeing a theme here with Fluke. There is def a passionate Fluke camp chiming in below. You’re the third or fourth vote so far.

    Here’s what I replied to another fan:

    “I love Fluke. “Reeferendum,” “Life Support,” “Groovy Feeling,” “Letters,” “Glidub,” “Slid,” “O.K.,” “Atom Bomb,” “V-Six,” “Squirt (Europicola Mix),” “Zion”… Some immense tracks. Seriously, some of my favorites. Trippy. Dark. Zinging. Inventive.

    The problem for me though is that on every album there are some pretty weak moments in my opinion, usually when the vocals go a bit too rocky snarling pop, bringing images to my mind of macho tattoos and beer (no offense to those things, just not what I want in my techno too much). Other times the vocals really work great, like on “Life Support” and “Atom Bomb.” But some times they fail badly in my opinion. I’ll give the albums another listen though. This list is still evolving to some degree.

    If this were my list of the 100 best electronic artists from the ’90s, they would be in there without question.”

    I’ll recheck out their ’90s albums and see if my thoughts above are off or still where I end up.

    Thanks for chiming in!

    Reply
  • Top 100 Albums of the 1990s | Pitchfork

    Stone Temple Pilots - Core Album. . Wallpaper and background images in the 90's music club tagged: music 90s album cover stp stone temple pilots core.

    The '90s album features three CDs of early hits from the likes of Britney Spears, Christina Aguilera and the Spice Girls at the start of their careers.