Slant Magazine's 100 Best Albums of the 1990s

Slant Magazine's 100 Best Albums of the 1990s

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100.

Leftfield - Leftism
January 30, 1995
Critic Score
100
1 review

98.

Vanessa Daou - Zipless
October 1, 1995
Critic Score
90
2 reviews

97.

Pet Shop Boys - Very
September 27, 1993
Critic Score
87
3 reviews

96.

Bob Dylan - Time Out of Mind
September 30, 1997
Critic Score
88
6 reviews

95.

Janet Jackson - The Velvet Rope
October 7, 1997
Critic Score
74
5 reviews

94.

Prince & The New Power Generation - Love Symbol Album
October 13, 1992
Critic Score
85
4 reviews

92.

Beastie Boys - Check Your Head
April 21, 1992
Critic Score
77
9 reviews

91.

Aphex Twin - Richard D. James Album
November 4, 1996
Critic Score
81
5 reviews

90.

Nine Inch Nails - The Fragile
September 21, 1999
Critic Score
69
6 reviews

89.

OutKast - ATLiens
August 27, 1996
Critic Score
85
2 reviews

88.

The Magnetic Fields - 69 Love Songs
September 7, 1999
Critic Score
90
9 reviews

87.

Underworld - Dubnobasswithmyheadman
January 24, 1994
Critic Score
93
5 reviews

85.

Beck - Mutations
November 3, 1998
Critic Score
81
7 reviews

84.

R.E.M. - Out of Time
March 12, 1991
Critic Score
78
6 reviews

83.

Tori Amos - From the Choirgirl Hotel
May 5, 1998
Critic Score
75
6 reviews

82.

Pulp - Different Class
October 30, 1995
Critic Score
92
8 reviews

81.

Eminem - The Slim Shady LP
February 23, 1999
Critic Score
75
6 reviews

80.

Talk Talk - Laughing Stock
September 16, 1991
Critic Score
88
4 reviews

79.

Fiona Apple - When the Pawn
November 9, 1999
Critic Score
79
8 reviews

78.

Janet Jackson - janet.
May 18, 1993
Critic Score
74
5 reviews

76.

Beastie Boys - Ill Communication
May 31, 1994
Critic Score
83
9 reviews

75.

Snoop Dogg - Doggystyle
November 23, 1993
Critic Score
82
3 reviews

74.

Fiona Apple - Tidal
July 23, 1996
Critic Score
87
3 reviews

73.

Annie Lennox - Diva
April 6, 1992
Critic Score
73
3 reviews

72.

Tori Amos - Little Earthquakes
January 13, 1992
Critic Score
79
6 reviews

71.

Sleater-Kinney - Dig Me Out
April 8, 1997
Critic Score
87
7 reviews

69.

PJ Harvey - Is This Desire?
September 29, 1998
Critic Score
76
5 reviews

68.

Deee-Lite - Dewdrops in the Garden
July 12, 1994
Critic Score
76
3 reviews

67.

Ani DiFranco - Dilate
May 21, 1996
Critic Score
76
6 reviews

The gorgeously heartrending Dilate is the CD you dig out when everything is wrong.

65.

Beck - Midnite Vultures
November 16, 1999
Critic Score
80
6 reviews

64.

Beck - Mellow Gold
March 1, 1994
Critic Score
79
5 reviews

63.

Madonna - Bedtime Stories
October 6, 1994
Critic Score
76
5 reviews

61.

Tom Waits - Bone Machine
September 8, 1992
Critic Score
90
3 reviews

60.

Mos Def - Black on Both Sides
October 12, 1999
Critic Score
92
6 reviews

59.

Blur - Parklife
April 25, 1994
Critic Score
86
6 reviews

57.

Portishead - Portishead
September 30, 1997
Critic Score
85
7 reviews

While other so-called trip-hop acts moved in a more accessible, trip-pop direction in the late 1990s, Portishead became stiffer, sinking more deeply into manic melodrama and the dingy recesses of the macabre. In a sense, a third studio album is essential to validate Portishead‘s glorious Middle Child Syndrome.

56.

Weezer - Pinkerton
September 24, 1996
Critic Score
82
9 reviews

55.

Deee-Lite - World Clique
August 7, 1990
Critic Score
93
4 reviews

54.

U2 - Achtung Baby
November 18, 1991
Critic Score
99
6 reviews

53.

Tricky - Maxinquaye
February 20, 1995
Critic Score
92
8 reviews

52.

Pavement - Crooked Rain, Crooked Rain
February 2, 1994
Critic Score
89
5 reviews

51.

Air - Moon Safari
January 16, 1998
Critic Score
75
9 reviews
Original Source: https://www.slantmagazine.com/features/best-albums-of-the-1990s/
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