Rolling Stone's 100 Best Albums of the 1990s

Rolling Stone's 100 Best Albums of the 1990s

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100. Moby - Everything Is Wrong

Moby - Everything Is Wrong
March 14, 1995
Electronic
Critic Score
86
5 reviews
User Score
85
14 reviews

99. Luna - Penthouse

Luna - Penthouse
August 8, 1995
Indie Pop
Critic Score
68
2 reviews
User Score
86
3 reviews

98. Buena Vista Social Club - Buena Vista Social Club

Buena Vista Social Club - Buena Vista Social Club
September 16, 1997
Critic Score
89
3 reviews
User Score
87
21 reviews

97. The Magnetic Fields - 69 Love Songs

The Magnetic Fields - 69 Love Songs
September 7, 1999
Indie Pop
Critic Score
90
10 reviews
User Score
88
66 reviews

96. Aphex Twin - Selected Ambient Works Volume II

Aphex Twin - Selected Ambient Works Volume II
March 7, 1994
Ambient
Critic Score
74
3 reviews
User Score
80
63 reviews

95. Nirvana - MTV Unplugged in New York

Nirvana - MTV Unplugged in New York
November 1, 1994
Alternative Rock
Critic Score
91
6 reviews
User Score
90
146 reviews

94. Billy Bragg & Wilco - Mermaid Avenue

Billy Bragg & Wilco - Mermaid Avenue
June 23, 1998
Alt-Country
Critic Score
76
5 reviews
User Score
80
8 reviews

93. Air - Moon Safari

Air - Moon Safari
January 16, 1998
Downtempo
Critic Score
78
8 reviews
User Score
85
142 reviews

92. The Flaming Lips - The Soft Bulletin

The Flaming Lips - The Soft Bulletin
June 22, 1999
Neo-Psychedelia
Critic Score
93
7 reviews
User Score
87
248 reviews
Their music isn't, how you say, universally accessible, and the weirdness gets same-y, but no one else has posited a parallel universe in which the Sixties and the Nineties exist simultaneously, allowing for a peculiarly convincing brand of monolithic robotic swirl.
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91. Pixies - Bossanova

Pixies - Bossanova
August 13, 1990
Alternative Rock
Critic Score
87
5 reviews
User Score
85
126 reviews

90. Aaliyah - One in a Million

Aaliyah - One in a Million
August 27, 1996
R&B
Critic Score
77
3 reviews
User Score
80
15 reviews

89. Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers - Into the Great Wide Open

Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers - Into the Great Wide Open
July 2, 1991
Pop Rock
Critic Score
73
3 reviews
User Score
83
4 reviews

88. R. Kelly - R. Kelly

R. Kelly - R. Kelly
November 14, 1995
R&B
Critic Score
80
2 reviews
User Score
87
4 reviews

87. De La Soul - De La Soul Is Dead

De La Soul - De La Soul Is Dead
May 13, 1991
Hip Hop
Critic Score
76
3 reviews
User Score
85
14 reviews

86. Yo La Tengo - I Can Hear the Heart Beating as One

Yo La Tengo - I Can Hear the Heart Beating as One
April 22, 1997
Indie Rock
Critic Score
91
7 reviews
User Score
88
94 reviews

85. Pulp - Different Class

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

84. Marilyn Manson - Antichrist Superstar

Marilyn Manson - Antichrist Superstar
October 8, 1996
Industrial Metal
Critic Score
80
4 reviews
User Score
81
26 reviews

83. Fiona Apple - Tidal

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

82. The Smashing Pumpkins - Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness

The Smashing Pumpkins - Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness
October 24, 1995
Alternative Rock
Critic Score
76
7 reviews
User Score
88
200 reviews

81. Björk - Post

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

80. The Breeders - Last Splash

The Breeders - Last Splash
August 31, 1993
Alternative Rock
Critic Score
81
5 reviews
User Score
83
45 reviews

79. Guided By Voices - Bee Thousand

Guided By Voices - Bee Thousand
June 20, 1994
Indie Rock
Critic Score
93
5 reviews
User Score
86
52 reviews

78. Oasis - Definitely Maybe

Oasis - Definitely Maybe
August 30, 1994
Britpop
Critic Score
94
6 reviews
User Score
86
146 reviews

77. Neil Young and Crazy Horse - Ragged Glory

Neil Young and Crazy Horse - Ragged Glory
September 10, 1990
Rock
Critic Score
90
3 reviews
User Score
84
14 reviews

76. The Rolling Stones - Bridges to Babylon

The Rolling Stones - Bridges to Babylon
September 29, 1997
Rock
Critic Score
55
5 reviews
User Score
58
13 reviews

75. Belle & Sebastian - If You're Feeling Sinister

Belle & Sebastian - If You're Feeling Sinister
November 18, 1996
Indie Pop
Critic Score
88
5 reviews
User Score
90
188 reviews

74. Rage Against The Machine - The Battle of Los Angeles

Rage Against The Machine - The Battle of Los Angeles
November 2, 1999
Alternative Metal
Critic Score
82
5 reviews
User Score
82
58 reviews

Rage Against the Machine may never ignite the youth war they want to see. But at last, with The Battle of Los Angeles, they've managed to win a war within — one in which the band's notoriously feuding members have come together to produce a sound that's not quite louder than a bomb but that's definitely as loud as Led Zeppelin II.

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73. Missy Elliott - Supa Dupa Fly

Missy Elliott - Supa Dupa Fly
July 15, 1997
Hip Hop
Critic Score
84
4 reviews
User Score
81
13 reviews

72. The Chemical Brothers - Dig Your Own Hole

The Chemical Brothers - Dig Your Own Hole
April 7, 1997
Electronic
Critic Score
85
7 reviews
User Score
85
76 reviews

71. DJ Shadow - Endtroducing...

DJ Shadow - Endtroducing...
November 19, 1996
Hip Hop
Critic Score
95
8 reviews
User Score
91
301 reviews

70. Tricky - Maxinquaye

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

69. Wyclef Jean - The Carnival

Wyclef Jean - The Carnival
June 24, 1997
Hip Hop
Critic Score
80
6 reviews
User Score
86
4 reviews

68. R.E.M. - Out of Time

R.E.M. - Out of Time
March 12, 1991
Alternative Rock
Critic Score
83
6 reviews
User Score
81
69 reviews

There are no treatises on ecology or foreign policy, no oblique strategies or hidden agendas. There doesn't have to be; all of that is implicit in the atmosphere of entropy, of things falling apart, that's evoked and detailed candidly, with glimmering beauty and unsurpassable sadness, on Out of Time.

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67. Counting Crows - August and Everything After

Counting Crows - August and Everything After
September 14, 1993
Alternative Rock
Critic Score
72
4 reviews
User Score
83
14 reviews

66. The Notorious B.I.G. - Life After Death

The Notorious B.I.G. - Life After Death
March 25, 1997
Hip Hop
Critic Score
84
6 reviews
User Score
87
51 reviews

65. Erykah Badu - Baduizm

Erykah Badu - Baduizm
February 11, 1997
Neo-Soul
Critic Score
84
3 reviews
User Score
85
47 reviews

64. Sinéad O'Connor - I Do Not Want What I Haven't Got

Sinéad O'Connor - I Do Not Want What I Haven't Got
March 1, 1990
Alternative Rock
Critic Score
85
7 reviews
User Score
80
17 reviews

63. Mary J. Blige - My Life

Mary J. Blige - My Life
November 29, 1994
R&B
Critic Score
78
2 reviews
User Score
86
9 reviews

62. Raekwon - Only Built 4 Cuban Linx...

Raekwon - Only Built 4 Cuban Linx...
August 1, 1995
Hip Hop
Critic Score
87
3 reviews
User Score
90
52 reviews

61. U2 - Zooropa

U2 - Zooropa
July 5, 1993
Rock
Critic Score
84
3 reviews
User Score
75
51 reviews

60. En Vogue - Funky Divas

En Vogue - Funky Divas
March 24, 1992
R&B
Critic Score
76
2 reviews
User Score
69
2 reviews

59. Cypress Hill - Cypress Hill

Cypress Hill - Cypress Hill
August 13, 1991
Hip Hop
Critic Score
84
3 reviews
User Score
89
9 reviews

58. Janet Jackson - janet.

Janet Jackson - janet.
May 18, 1993
R&B
Critic Score
74
4 reviews
User Score
82
30 reviews

57. Depeche Mode - Violator

Depeche Mode - Violator
March 19, 1990
Synthpop
Critic Score
82
6 reviews
User Score
88
129 reviews

Depeche Mode's more tranquil hymns do have an ambient charm. But when the boys in the band try to make you dance, they revert to morose pop psychology and then never tell you how come they're so sad.

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56. LL Cool J - Mama Said Knock You Out

LL Cool J - Mama Said Knock You Out
August 27, 1990
Hip Hop
Critic Score
83
3 reviews
User Score
81
6 reviews

55. Jane's Addiction - Ritual de lo habitual

Jane's Addiction - Ritual de lo habitual
August 21, 1990
Alternative Rock
Critic Score
65
2 reviews
User Score
88
12 reviews

54. Bruce Springsteen - The Ghost of Tom Joad

Bruce Springsteen - The Ghost of Tom Joad
November 21, 1995
Folk
Critic Score
62
3 reviews
User Score
68
20 reviews

53. Tom Waits - Bone Machine

Tom Waits - Bone Machine
September 8, 1992
Blues
Critic Score
88
3 reviews
User Score
86
49 reviews

52. Pearl Jam - Vitalogy

Pearl Jam - Vitalogy
November 22, 1994
Alternative Rock
Critic Score
86
4 reviews
User Score
85
65 reviews

But Vitalogy isn't Lou Reed's Metal Machine Music, nor does it seem like a tossed-off interlude like Zooropa. It's more a portrait of an artist in crisis, a man who hasn't yet decided what direction to take next.

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51. Massive Attack - Protection

Massive Attack - Protection
September 26, 1994
Trip Hop
Critic Score
78
4 reviews
User Score
82
62 reviews
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