10 Best Albums Of The 90's
The 10 best albums of the 90s were an eclectic bunch—grunge, pop, alternative, rock, rap and country could all be found on the album charts in the 1990s, and the variety had music fans listening to types of music they never thought they would. From Garth Brooks to U2, the best albums of the 1990s provided fans with many hours of listening pleasure.
- "Nevermind" - Nirvana. The band's 1991 album brought grunge to the mainstream, thanks in most part to the top ten hit "Smells Like Teen Spirit."
- "OK Computer" - Radiohead. The acclaimed 1997 album from the British alt-rocker band delved into subject matter like technology and paranoia, leading many to deem it a concept record.
- "(What's the Story) Morning Glory" - Oasis. The 1995 release from the Brothers Gallagher brought the band to the States in a big way on the strength of songs like "Wonderwall" and "Don't Look Back In Anger."
- "Come On Over" - Shania Twain. The biggest crossover record of all-time, this 1997 release is the best-selling album of the 1990s and included a staggering twelve singles from among the sixteen album tracks.
- "Jagged Little Pill" - Alanis Morissette. A shift from dance-pop to alt-rock with an attitude brought Morissette's 1995 album into the spotlight, and songs like the edgy "You Oughta Know" helped make it one of the best-selling albums of the 1990s.
- "Achtung Baby" - U2. Released in 1991, the album produced five singles and went on to become one of U2's best-selling albums ever.
- "Ten" - Pearl Jam. The band's debut release from 1991 featured the hits "Alive," "Evenflow," and "Jeremy," and brought alt-rock to the mainstream.
- "The Slim Shady LP" - Eminem. The 1999 major-label debut by the now-popular rapper shined a spotlight on his strange brand of humor and violent lyrics that has somehow worked with the record-buying public.
- "Rhythm Nation 1814" - Janet Jackson. Released in late 1989, Jackson's concept album featured a mix of R&B, dance music and industrial sounds while focusing on a theme of social injustice-heavy territory for one of the best dance albums of the 1990s and all-time.
- "No Fences" - Garth Brooks. While his singles didn't have the crossover appeal of Twain's, something about Brooks made fans buy what he was singing. This 1990 release went on to sell seventeen million copies in the US alone and is one of the best-selling albums of Brooks' career and the 1990s.