20 Music Albums From the 90s That Deserve Your Attention
24th May, 2021
20 Music Albums From the 90s That Deserve Your Attention
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From The Slim Shady LP to Reasonable Doubt and more, these 20 albums from the ‘90s live fresh in memory even to this day. Let’s walk down memory lane. Nothing outshines music—not even the bleak reality we’re facing right now. The so
(What’s the Story) Morning Glory? – Oasis
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(What’s the Story) Morning Glory? – Oasis
With singles such as “Roll With It” and the ever-glorious Wonderwall, Oasis’ 1995-album (What's the Story) Morning Glory? is every inch sensational and deserves a listen. The album propelled the band to new heights, selling a record-br
…Baby One More Time – Britney Spears
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…Baby One More Time – Britney Spears
With the millennia just two years shy of completion, an unknown 16-year-old came out of absolutely nowhere to establish herself as one of the greatest pop icons of the 21st century. ...Baby One More Time was Britney Spears’s debut album. The albu
Nevermind – Nirvana
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Nevermind – Nirvana
Throughout the ‘80s, Michael Jackson’s rendition of pop shone through, with no one really willing to venture forward and reshape the genre like Jackson did. However, that changed when Nirvana released their second studio album, Nevermind, a sma
Dookie – Green Day
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Dookie – Green Day
As grunge declined, punk grew popular, becoming a part of mainstream music, thanks to Dookie’s unprecedented popularity. Green Day, as a result, went from the band next-door to serious stardom, with the album selling a whopping 20 million copies as of 2
CrazySexyCool – TLC
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CrazySexyCool – TLC
There’d be no R&B without TLC. The ‘90s girl-gang defined an entire decade with CrazySexyCool regarded as their finest and best album of the last few decades. It sold 11 million copies, making LaFace and Arista Records richer by a spellbind
Achtung Baby – U2
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Achtung Baby – U2
Like all great albums, Achtung Baby looked uncertain once. The band had some difficulty handling the fame that came with being the next big thing in rock music. Recording sessions, too, didn’t get off to the best of starts, shrouding the future o
Doggystyle – Snoop Dogg
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Doggystyle – Snoop Dogg
The unapologetic Snoop Dogg set the world alight with his very first album, selling over 800,000 copies within the first week of its release, a record for a debuting artist until Eminem. Doggystyle is often closely linked with Dr. Dre’s The Ch
Automatic for the People – R.E.M
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Automatic for the People – R.E.M
The band didn’t have to have a fresh set, as their previous album Out of Time was smashing records all over and didn’t look like it was about to stop. Nonetheless, Michael Stipe and Co., went ahead with Automatic for the People in Octobe
All Eyez on Me – Tupac Shakur
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All Eyez on Me – Tupac Shakur
After having spent 11 months in jail, 2Pac was hungry to speak and All Eyez on Me was his stage. The album and its many songs reveal how he had eyes on him, but he also celebrated his unapologetic lifestyle. 2Pac completed the double-disc album in
Metallica – Metallica
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Metallica – Metallica
Sometimes called The Black Album, Metallica has been the band’s most successful album to date. It sold over 15 million copies and is certified 16x platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America. “Enter Sandman,” one of the b
Ten – Pearl Jam
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Ten – Pearl Jam
Released a month before Nirvana’s Nevermind, Ten didn’t exactly have the greatest start, thanks to the popularity of grunge music. However, close to a year later, the album got the credit it rightfully deserved, due to singles like “Je
Reasonable Doubt – Jay Z
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Reasonable Doubt – Jay Z
Originally titled “Heir To The Throne,” the 1996-album was a big hit for hip-hop, and it also established Jay Z as one of the premier rappers of the age. The artwork and music are revolutionary, as it beautifully narrates a hustler’s physical and me
Ray of Light – Madonna
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Ray of Light – Madonna
Music critics often regard Ray of Light as Madonna’s most adventurous album. The popstar tried her hand at multiple genres in the LP, ranging from electronic to pop. The former grew immensely popular thereafter, and now forms a huge part of pop c
The Slim Shady LP – Eminem
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The Slim Shady LP – Eminem
Rap and hip-hop were already quite crowded when Marshall Bruce Mathers III, aka Eminem, stepped in the late ‘90s. His first album was a shocking failure and seemed to have doomed him until Slim Shady saved the day. In December 1997, Eminem made his majo
The Bends – Radiohead
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The Bends – Radiohead
Exploring the cultural and social mess in Britain in 1995, The Bends is undoubtedly the English band’s most influential work to date. Thom Yorke and Co., moved between alternate rock, Britpop, and post-grunge unknowingly, inspiring a generation o
The Chronic – Dr. Dre
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The Chronic – Dr. Dre
All great rappers agree that The Chronic gave birth to hip-hop. Despite being well ahead of its time, it was flawless and is still considered the benchmark for every album in the genre. The album sold over three million copies in the country and ar
Time Out of Mind – Bob Dylan
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Time Out of Mind – Bob Dylan
After seven years, the prolific Bob Dylan blasted through the charts with the terrific Time Out of Mind in 1997. The album beat anything and everything in front of it, grabbing three Grammy Awards and was hailed as one of Dylan’s greatest works.
The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill – Lauryn Hill
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The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill – Lauryn Hill
Hip-hop was shockingly male-dominated in the ‘90s, with the likes of Jay Z and Eminem transforming the genre single-handedly. While they were successful, a certain artist by the name of Lauryn Hill did her bit, expanding the genre and adding religious b
Use Your Illusion I and II – Guns N’ Roses
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Use Your Illusion I and II – Guns N’ Roses
Both albums were worthy successors to the band’s ultra-successful debut Appetite for Destruction. Use Your Illusion II sold more copies than the first part. The 30 songs in the second part had to be rigorously edited before being sold at r
Wildflowers – Tom Petty
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Wildflowers – Tom Petty
The 1994-release is widely considered as Tom Petty’s best work. All 15 songs have a distinct feel, right from the serene acoustics of the title track to the powerful and upbeat music in “You Wreck Me.” The album also features Ringo Starr and Carl Wi