Paste's 90 Best Albums of the 1990s

Paste's 90 Best Albums of the 1990s

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90. Tricky - Maxinquaye

Tricky - Maxinquaye
February 20, 1995
Trip Hop
Critic Score
88
6 reviews
User Score
88
79 reviews

89. The Sundays - Reading, Writing, and Arithmetic

The Sundays - Reading, Writing, and Arithmetic
January 15, 1990
Indie Pop
Critic Score
86
3 reviews
User Score
85
14 reviews

88. Old 97's - Fight Songs

Old 97's - Fight Songs
April 27, 1999
Alt-Country
Critic Score
58
5 reviews
User Score
81
2 reviews

87. Morrissey - Bona Drag

Morrissey - Bona Drag
October 15, 1990
Alternative Rock
Critic Score
96
4 reviews
User Score
90
25 reviews

86. Built to Spill - Keep It Like a Secret

Built to Spill - Keep It Like a Secret
February 2, 1999
Indie Rock
Critic Score
84
8 reviews
User Score
89
73 reviews

85. Victoria Williams - Loose

Victoria Williams - Loose
January 1, 1994
Critic Score
90
1 review
User Score
88
1 review

84. Fugees - The Score

Fugees - The Score
February 13, 1996
Hip Hop
Critic Score
84
5 reviews
User Score
85
49 reviews

83. Arrested Development - 3 Years, 5 Months & 2 Days in the Life Of...

Arrested Development - 3 Years, 5 Months & 2 Days in the Life Of...
March 24, 1992
Hip Hop
Critic Score
93
2 reviews
User Score
89
5 reviews

82. Foo Fighters - The Colour & the Shape

Foo Fighters - The Colour & the Shape
May 20, 1997
Alternative Rock
Critic Score
69
7 reviews
User Score
79
80 reviews

81. Archers of Loaf - Vee Vee

Archers of Loaf - Vee Vee
March 6, 1995
Indie Rock
Critic Score
78
4 reviews
User Score
90
4 reviews

80. Fatboy Slim - You've Come a Long Way, Baby

Fatboy Slim - You've Come a Long Way, Baby
October 19, 1998
Big Beat
Critic Score
81
6 reviews
User Score
81
23 reviews

79. Guster - Lost and Gone Forever

Guster - Lost and Gone Forever
September 28, 1999
Alternative Rock
Critic Score
73
3 reviews
User Score
81
4 reviews

78. Pedro The Lion - It's Hard to Find a Friend

Pedro The Lion - It's Hard to Find a Friend
November 3, 1998
Critic Score
90
1 review
User Score
85
1 review

77. Rage Against The Machine - Rage Against The Machine

Rage Against The Machine - Rage Against The Machine
November 3, 1992
Alternative Metal
Critic Score
95
2 reviews
User Score
88
124 reviews

76. Aphex Twin - Richard D. James Album

Aphex Twin - Richard D. James Album
January 28, 1997
Electronic
Critic Score
80
5 reviews
User Score
86
120 reviews

75. Daft Punk - Homework

Daft Punk - Homework
March 25, 1997
Electronic
Critic Score
76
6 reviews
User Score
83
191 reviews

74. Pulp - Different Class

Pulp - Different Class
October 30, 1995
Britpop
Critic Score
91
8 reviews
User Score
87
114 reviews

73. Sugar - Copper Blue

Sugar - Copper Blue
September 4, 1992
Alternative Rock
Critic Score
86
7 reviews
User Score
87
11 reviews

72. Matthew Ryan - May Day

Matthew Ryan - May Day
January 1, 1997
Critic Score
60
1 review
User Score
NR

71. Sam Phillips - Martinis and Bikinis

Sam Phillips - Martinis and Bikinis
March 8, 1994
Critic Score
89
4 reviews
User Score
79
1 review

70. Sonic Youth - Goo

Sonic Youth - Goo
June 26, 1990
Alternative Rock
Critic Score
79
3 reviews
User Score
86
127 reviews

69. Patty Griffin - Flaming Red

Patty Griffin - Flaming Red
June 23, 1998
Critic Score
84
2 reviews
User Score
80
1 review

68. Nas - Illmatic

Nas - Illmatic
April 19, 1994
Hip Hop
Critic Score
95
6 reviews
User Score
93
374 reviews

67. Steve Earle - El Corazón

Steve Earle - El Corazón
October 7, 1997
Alt-Country
Critic Score
78
5 reviews
User Score
88
3 reviews

66. Public Enemy - Fear of a Black Planet

Public Enemy - Fear of a Black Planet
April 10, 1990
Hip Hop
Critic Score
97
6 reviews
User Score
90
61 reviews

65. Massive Attack - Mezzanine

Massive Attack - Mezzanine
April 20, 1998
Trip Hop
Critic Score
86
7 reviews
User Score
89
229 reviews

64. Björk - Post

Björk - Post
June 13, 1995
Art Pop
Critic Score
88
5 reviews
User Score
89
343 reviews

63. The Jayhawks - Hollywood Town Hall

The Jayhawks - Hollywood Town Hall
September 15, 1992
Alt-Country
Critic Score
82
5 reviews
User Score
79
8 reviews

62. The Notorious B.I.G. - Ready to Die

The Notorious B.I.G. - Ready to Die
September 13, 1994
Hip Hop
Critic Score
97
4 reviews
User Score
90
168 reviews

61. Matthew Sweet - Girlfriend

Matthew Sweet - Girlfriend
October 22, 1991
Power Pop
Critic Score
89
4 reviews
User Score
79
10 reviews

60. Fiona Apple - Tidal

Fiona Apple - Tidal
July 23, 1996
Singer-Songwriter
Critic Score
88
3 reviews
User Score
83
101 reviews

59. Gillian Welch - Revival

Gillian Welch - Revival
April 9, 1996
Americana
Critic Score
81
2 reviews
User Score
84
4 reviews

58. Sunny Day Real Estate - Diary

Sunny Day Real Estate - Diary
May 10, 1994
Emo
Critic Score
89
5 reviews
User Score
86
48 reviews

57. Blur - Parklife

Blur - Parklife
April 25, 1994
Britpop
Critic Score
90
5 reviews
User Score
86
169 reviews

56. The Beta Band - The Three E.P.'s

The Beta Band - The Three E.P.'s
September 28, 1998
Indie Rock
Critic Score
83
6 reviews
User Score
87
22 reviews

55. Wu-Tang Clan - Enter The Wu-Tang (36 Chambers)

Wu-Tang Clan - Enter The Wu-Tang (36 Chambers)
November 9, 1993
Hip Hop
Critic Score
92
3 reviews
User Score
92
229 reviews

54. Son Volt - Trace

Son Volt - Trace
September 19, 1995
Alt-Country
Critic Score
96
3 reviews
User Score
82
2 reviews

53. Green Day - Dookie

Green Day - Dookie
February 1, 1994
Punk Rock
Critic Score
86
6 reviews
User Score
83
150 reviews

52. Elliott Smith - XO

Elliott Smith - XO
August 25, 1998
Singer-Songwriter
Critic Score
79
7 reviews
User Score
87
59 reviews

51. Jellyfish - Spilt Milk

Jellyfish - Spilt Milk
February 9, 1993
Power Pop
Critic Score
93
2 reviews
User Score
74
6 reviews

50. The White Stripes - The White Stripes

The White Stripes - The White Stripes
June 15, 1999
Garage Rock
Critic Score
82
2 reviews
User Score
81
75 reviews

49. Grifters - Crappin' You Negative

Grifters - Crappin' You Negative
May 16, 1994
Critic Score
90
1 review
User Score
NR

48. Bob Dylan - Time Out of Mind

Bob Dylan - Time Out of Mind
September 30, 1997
Folk
Critic Score
85
5 reviews
User Score
85
35 reviews

47. Uncle Tupelo - March 16-20, 1992

Uncle Tupelo - March 16-20, 1992
August 3, 1992
Alt-Country
Critic Score
88
2 reviews
User Score
85
2 reviews

46. Weezer - Pinkerton

Weezer - Pinkerton
September 24, 1996
Alternative Rock
Critic Score
79
9 reviews
User Score
89
262 reviews

45. The Roots - Things Fall Apart

The Roots - Things Fall Apart
February 23, 1999
Hip Hop
Critic Score
88
6 reviews
User Score
88
73 reviews

44. Ben Folds Five - Whatever and Ever Amen

Ben Folds Five - Whatever and Ever Amen
March 18, 1997
Alternative Rock
Critic Score
78
6 reviews
User Score
86
5 reviews

43. Built to Spill - There's Nothing Wrong with Love

Built to Spill - There's Nothing Wrong with Love
September 13, 1994
Indie Rock
Critic Score
92
2 reviews
User Score
88
43 reviews

42. OutKast - Aquemini

OutKast - Aquemini
September 29, 1998
Hip Hop
Critic Score
91
5 reviews
User Score
91
168 reviews

41. Liz Phair - Exile in Guyville

Liz Phair - Exile in Guyville
June 22, 1993
Indie Rock
Critic Score
96
5 reviews
User Score
86
43 reviews
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