AOTY Users "Top 50 Best Albums of the 90's"

Hi Everyone,
Thank you to the 75 people contributing with 276 different albums of their 10 best albums of the 90's! If you however have not contributed yet and would like to then please do, this list will always be open to additions :) How this list works is that I had originally sent an message to a large number of shoutboxes asking for users 10 best 90's albums and to rank them from 1 to 10. With 1 being the best and 10th being the 10th best album they had listened to from the 90's. Below is the way the scores have been indicated :)

1st = 10 score
2nd = 9 score
3rd = 8 score
4th = etc... until 10th best album listened to

If some albums have the same score then I have done the following to dictate which is higher. 1st method would be to determine which album had the most users putting it in the top 10, if that still doesn't decided then I did what was the highest given score.

Last time I did one of these I said I wouldn't do one for a while which seemed to be a bit of lie lol. I will say again it might take me awhile to be bothered to do another one of these but we shall see. Anyway I hope this is worth it for you guys to be able to see what albums you should listen to next! Please let me know if I messed up your score or anything similar so I can change it.

Thank you for having a look my list, hope you enjoy!

ps. I would start listening to some of these if you haven't already :)

Radiohead - OK Computer
1.
96
Total: 352

Scores:
10 - @AceSlayer
10 - @Diego
10 - @Lucassarsfield
10 - @qwenj
10 - @emomu
10 - @prodbyKanye
10 - @【Slush Puppy】
10 - @AndreManfre93
10 - @TheCarioca
10 - @【Slush Puppy】
10 - @AndreManfre93
10 - @TheCarioca
10 - @【Slush Puppy】
10 - @AndreManfre93
10 - @TheCarioca
10 - @Manos
10 - @GeMann
10 - @HilarioFaveleir
10 - @Landlat
10 - @forgettensongs
10 - @SnowyFighter
10 - @YKing316
10 - @Hoax
9 - @PMOVIE
9 - @Schaefersea
9 - @Fhhgvnjscvbbg
9 - @BonoLightier
9 - @HeyLeo
9 - @Hiawatha
9 - @doomed444
8 - @Brihongol
8 - @EduFurlan
8 - @r0sie
8 - @BobShoeMusicMan
8 - @DuckleberryFinn
7 - @CamDoesMusic
7 - @Edwin
7 - @Windy (^-^)
7 - @DaviBitt1234
6 - @Vee_
6 - @Faint
6 - @Dabzilla
6 - @Sirwayjay
6 - @DonCorleone
5 - @BGL13
5 - @BaddieBaphomet
5 - @Akatsuki
3 - @JoeyCorner
1 - @sillypengie
1 - @Docky

Quote:
“Yeah, this deserves a spot on the list. This will likely be a number when all is said and done, but that’s only because it is that great. Bursts of emotion somehow escape the ice cold production of this album, perfectly capturing the feeling of trying to live in our technology obsessed dystopia. One of art rock’s finest hours” (@BaddieBaphomet)
Björk - Homogenic
2.
Total: 160

Scores:
10 - @Edwin
10 - @EduFurlan
10 - @Karmiki
10 - @DaviBitt1234
10 - @HeyLeo
10 - @Hiawatha
9 - @emomu
9 - @KevinPopSlut69
9 - @Manos
8 - @ARTPOP
8 - @Wilder Records
8 - @【Slush Puppy】
7 - @AndreManfre93
6 - @biglasagnayeet
5 - @Schaefersea
5 - @br94🛹
5 - @Landlat
4 - @BaddieBaphomet
4 - @eliot
3 - @summerboywest
3 - @doomed444
2 - @JonasFernandes
1 - @Ethenor29
1 - @DuckleberryFinn
1 - @qwenj

Quote:
“very gorgeous and creative electronic album w/ strings and glitchy trip-hop beats” (@emomu)
Nas - Illmatic
3.
Total: 145

Scores:
10 - @Dabzilla
10 - @Gohan1999vIMP
10 - @BobShoeMusicMan
9 - @Sirwayjay
9 - @sweetboyballs
9 - @ikeachair14
9 - @GeMann
8 - @Diego
8 - @Faint
8 - @hazza5410
7 - @biglasagnayeet
7 - @Landlat
7 - @Danny11
6 - @DuckleberryFinn
5 - @Phillip
4 - @Brihongol
4 - @r0sie
4 - @AndreManfre93
4 - @HilarioFaveleir
3 - @Schaefersea
3 - @DonCorleone
3 - @AceSlayer
2 - @BaddieBaphomet

Quote:
“Nas didn’t invent conscious rap, but he might as well have because this album basically inspired every single conscious rap album that came after it, and frankly most that have come after him haven’t done it nearly as well as he had with this debut. Fantastic wordplay, great storytelling, amazing beats - believe the hype” (@BaddieBaphomet)
My Bloody Valentine - Loveless
4.
Total: 138

Scores:
10 - @Schaefersea
10 - @Otto van jizzmark
10 - @Fhhgvnjscvbbg
10 - @ih8otters
9 - @biglasagnayeet
9 - @tate <3
9 - @Landlat
9 - @AndreManfre93
9 - @YKing316
9 - @emomu
8 - @SnowyFighter
8 - @Hoax
6 - @PMOVIE
5 - @Ethenor29
4 - @DaviBitt1234
4 - @Hiawatha
4 - @Dabzilla
3 - @ikeachair14
2 - @Vee_
1 - @【Slush Puppy】

Quote:
“invented shoegaze, one of the best genres ever IMO” (@emomu)
Swans - Soundtracks For The Blind
5.
Total: 118

Scores:
10 - @PMOVIE
10 - @sillypengie
9 - @Dabzilla
9 - @River
9 - @Vee_
8 - @Schaefersea
8 - @Windy (^-^)
8 - @HilarioFaveleir
6 - @qwenj
6 - @Fhhgvnjscvbbg
6 - @GeMann
6 - @qwenj
6 - @sweetboyballs
4 - @biglasagnayeet
3 - @forgettensongs
2 - @Brihongol
1 - @Landlat

Quote:
“Feels like more than just an album; it’s like walking into another universe” (@Fhhgvnjscvbbg)
Neutral Milk Hotel - In the Aeroplane Over the Sea
6.
Total: 111

Scores:
10 - @biglasagnayeet
9 - @sillypengie
9 - @sillypengie
8 - @Dabzilla
8 - @tate <3
8 - @PMOVIE
8 - @HeyLeo
7 - @qwenj
7 - @DuckleberryFinn
7 - @YKing316
7 - @r0sie
6 - @doomed444
5 - @Diego
5 - @prodbyKanye
5 - @GeMann
4 - @Schaefersea
4 - @【Slush Puppy】
3 - @TheCarioca
3 - @Manos
3 - @Ethenor29
3 - @Hiawatha
1 - @JoeyCorner

Quote:
“In The Aeroplane Over the Sea is, for its seemingly menial runtime, a whole different beast once you dig into it. Driven by powerful, emotionally driven instrumentations backed by poignant and ingenious lyricism, the record, as an experience, never fails to impress me, as it tackles its subject matter with both an intoxicating and heartfelt sincerity.” (@biglasagnayeet)
Slint - Spiderland
7.
Total: 101

Scores:
10 - @Windy (^-^)
10 - @Vee_
10 - @Jake
10 - @Brando
8 - @biglasagnayeet
8 - @Sirwayjay
8 - @Ethenor29G
7 - @sillypengie
7 - @sweetboyballs
7 - @ih8otters
5 - @ikeachair14
5 - @Dabzilla
4 - @DuckleberryFinn
4 - @forgettensongs
3 - @Hoax
2 - @GeMann

Quote:
“I mean, it's Spiderland” (@Windy (^-^))
Lauryn Hill - The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill
8.
Total: 96

Score:
10 - @DuckleberryFinn
10 - @Faint
9 - @Dabzilla
9 - @Lucassarsfield
9 - @【Slush Puppy】
8 - @DaviBitt1234
8 - @YKing316
7 - @EduFurlan
7 - @Sirwayjay
6 - @Brihongol
6 - @BonoLightier
6 - @tate <3
5 - @Edwin
5 - @BaddieBaphomet
4 - @Manos
3 - @r0sie
2 - @TheCarioca
2 - @summerboywest
2 - @Hiawatha
1 - @DonCorleone

Quote:
“It is not perfect; you can tell from the somewhat disinteresting interludes and how strained her voice can be. But the vague flaws contribute to a debut that is filled with heart, gorgeous rapping, and the plain message of how your life can be shitty and that's oh fucking kay.” (@Faint)
Nirvana - Nevermind
9.
Total: 72

Scores:
10 - @JoeyCorner
10 - @ikeachair14
10 - @Danny11
9 - @Akatsuki
7 - @River
6 - @MotionlessFlame
4 - @Docky
4 - @AceSlayer
3 - @EduFurlan
3 - @BaddieBaphomet
2 - @EduFurlan
1 - @HeyLeo
1 - @CamDoesMusic

Quote:
“As far as I’m concerned, the 90’s didn’t start until September 24th 1991 when this album dropped. Just on impact over the culture alone this deserves a spot, and it just so happens that this record really holds up. Kurt Cobain and co. came up with an album that somehow managed to mix angst and an intentionally raw and ugly sound with well crafted songwriting that would make many pop hit makers jealous” (@BaddieBaphomet)
Nirvana - In Utero
10.
total: 71

10 - @Akatsuki
9 - @JoeyCorner
9 - @Docky
9 - @SnowyFighter
8 - @DonCorleone
7 - @Schaefersea
7 - @Manos
7 - @【Slush Puppy】
4 - @Fhhgvnjscvbbg
3 - @Cherry 🍒🍒🍒
1 - @KevinPopSlut69

Quote:
“The best grunge album of all time” (@Fhhgvnjscvbbg)
Wu-Tang Clan - Enter The Wu-Tang (36 Chambers)
11.
Total: 70

Scores:
10 - @Brihongol
10 - @Phillip
9 - @prodbyKanye
8 - @sweetboyballs
7 - @hazza5410
6 - @ikeachair14
6 - @Landlat
4 - @Dabzilla
4 - @GeMann
3 - @Jake
3 - @Danny11
Weezer - Weezer (Blue Album)
12.
Total: 67

Scores:
10 - @MotionlessFlame
10 - @BGL13
9 - @Diego
9 - @AceSlayer
8 - @JoeyCorner
8 - @doomed444
5 - @River
4 - @HeyLeo
3 - @Lucassarsfield
2 - @Manos
Nine Inch Nails - The Downward Spiral
13.
total: 60

Scores:
10 - @Always Remember Zach
9 - @qwenj
7 - @Dabzilla
7 - @BaddieBaphomet
7 - @Cherry 🍒🍒🍒
7 - @PMOVIE
7 - @SnowyFighter
6 - @emomu

Quote:
“brought industrial rock/metal to the mainstream without sounding like a compromise” (@emomu)
Madonna - Ray of Light
14.
total: 59

Scores:
10 - @summerboywest
9 - @EduFurlan
9 - @DaviBitt1234
6 - @Hiawatha
5 - @emomu
5 - @KevinPopSlut69
5 - @tate <3
4 - @starzdust
2 - @HeyLeo
2 - @BonoLightier
1 - @JonasFernandes
1 - @ARTPOP

Quote:
“arguably her best album, and features some of her best vocals, production, and songwriting yet” (@emomu)
Björk - Post
15.
total: 56

Scores:
10 - @doomed444
10 - @tate <3
8 - @Hiawatha
8 - @KevinPopSlut69
6 - @HeyLeo
6 - @EduFurlan
3 - @Edwin
3 - @River
2 - @Schaefersea

Quote:
“Less cohesive than Homogenic, but also more fun and the album that got me into her music. I owe it a lot.” (@KevinPopSlut69)
Fishmans - Long Season
16.
Total: 54

Scores:
9 - @Hoax
8 - @Jake
7 - @Faint
7 - @Phillip
6 - @BobShoeMusicMan
5 - @【Slush Puppy】
4 - @Landlat
3 - @DuckleberryFinn
2 - @biglasagnayeet
2 - @Dabzilla
1 - @PMOVIE
OutKast - Aquemini
17.
total: 48

9 - @Phillip
6 - @HilarioFaveleir
6 - @Hoax
6 - @hazza5410
5 - @Manos
4 - @KevinPopSlut69
2 - @BobShoeMusicMan
Fiona Apple - When the Pawn
18.
total: 45

Scores:
9 - @Edwin
9 - @MotionlessFlame
9 - @summerboywest
7 - @HeyLeo
6 - @River
4 - @Karmiki
2 - @r0sie

Quote:
“fiona apple + jazz = amazing bops n ballads” (@Karmiki)
Weezer - Pinkerton
19.
total: 44

Scores:
9 - @Jake
8 - @Manos
7 - @BobShoeMusicMan
6 - @Docky
6 - @JoeyCorner
3 - @Always Remember Zach
2 - @MotionlessFlame
2 - @doomed444
1 - @Schaefersea
Cocteau Twins - Heaven or Las Vegas
20.
total: 44

Scores:
9 - @Karmiki
7 - @Fhhgvnjscvbbg
6 - @summerboywest
6 - @BGL13
5 - @ih8otters
5 - @Hoax
3 - @HilarioFaveleir
3 - @Diego

Quote:
“songs that make you start levitating volume 1” (@Karmiki)
Portishead - Dummy
21.
total: 42

Scores:
9 - @eliot
9 - @Otto van jizzmark
6 - @Edwin
6 - @Manos
6 - @Diego
5 - @summerboywest
1 - @emomu

Quote:
“Transports me to a smoky mid century Jazz club.” (@Otto van jizzmark)
A Tribe Called Quest - The Low End Theory
22.
total: 40

Scores:
9 - @BobShoeMusicMan
7 - @doomed444
6 - @YKing316
6 - @Dabzilla
5 - @Jake
3 - @GeMann
2 - @Otto van jizzmark
1 - @hazza5410
1 - @AceSlayer

Quote:
“Do you know the importance of a sky. page. er.” (@Otto van jizzmark)
Talk Talk - Laughing Stock
23.
Total: 38

Scores:
10 - @KevinPopSlut69
9 - @Gohan1999vIMP
9 - @Brando
5 - @sweetboyballs
4 - @br94🛹
1 - @YKing316

Quote:
“This album is maybe the perfect studying album with the album sounding so calming and gorgeous.” (@KevinPopSlut69)
Godspeed You! Black Emperor - F♯ A♯ ∞
24.
Total: 38

Scores:
8 - @AceSlayer
8 - @Landlat
7 - @Hoax
7 - @Ethenor29
5 - @biglasagnayeet
2 - @DuckleberryFinn
1 - @Dabzilla
Jay-Z - Reasonable Doubt
25.
96
Total: 36

Scores:
9 - @CamDoesMusic
9 - @DonCorleone
9 - @hazza5410
4 - @Danny11
3 - @Dabzilla
2 - @AceSlayer

Quote:
“Everything about this is great, from the wordplay to the amazing flows”
Radiohead - The Bends
26.
85
Total: 35

Scores:
7 - @Otto van jizzmark
6 - @AndreManfre93
5 - @Lucassarsfield
5 - @ARTPOP
4 - @Edwin
3 - @CamDoesMusic
2 - @ikeachair14
2 - @Phillip
1 - @Manos

Quote:
“Cover tells you everything” (@CamDoesMusic)
Janet Jackson - The Velvet Rope
27.
total: 32

Scores:
10 - @ARTPOP
8 - @Edwin
7 - @KevinPopSlut69
7 - @summerboywest

Quote:
“The variety on this album is insane and Janet nails every single song on here. Also Empty is on this and that song alone makes this album deserving of a spot on here.” (@KevinPopSlut69)
Jeff Buckley - Grace
28.
100
Total: 31

Scores:
10 - @CamDoesMusic
7 - @Jake
5 - @qwenj
5 - @MotionlessFlame
4 - @SnowyFighter

Quote:
“Mesmerizing, hard to find any faults” (@CamDoesMusic)
Rage Against The Machine - Rage Against The Machine
29.
Total: 28

Scores:
9 - @BaddieBaphomet
5 - @Brihongol
4 - @qwenj
4 - @Akatsuki
3 - @Gohan1999vIMP
2 - @Always Remember Zach
1 - @MotionlessFlame


Quote:
“I tried not to include an artist twice, but I’d be lying if I didn’t include this album or if I put it at a different spot. A fantastic debut filled with raw anger, politically relevant lyrics, and riffs and quotable lyrics for days” (@BaddieBaphomet)
Nine Inch Nails - The Fragile
30.
total: 27

Scores:
9 - @Cherry 🍒🍒🍒
7 - @BaddieBaphomet
5 - @forgettensongs
3 - @PMOVIE
3 - @Vee_

Quote:
“There’s a reason why this is the industrial album that stuck around. Trent Teznor created a soundscape that was like no other in being infectious yet off putting, and crafted a dark narrative of someone’s mental health deteriorating that still resonates. The album begins on a tortured note and somehow manages to continue to spiral downward” (@BaddieBaphomet)
The Notorious B.I.G. - Ready to Die
31.
95
Total: 26

Scores:
10 - @hazza5410
8 - @Danny11
8 - @CamDoesMusic
5 - @Dabzilla
2 - @DonCorleone
2 - @BGL13
1 - @GeMann

Quote:
“There is no better storyteller” (@CamDoesMusic)
Sade - Love Deluxe
32.
total: 26

Scores:
10 - @starzdust
8 - @JonasFernandes
4 - @BonoLightier
3 - @DaviBitt1234
1 - @Fhhgvnjscvbbg
Metallica - Metallica
33.
total: 26

Scores:
8 - @Akatsuki
8 - @Docky
6 - @Danny11
4 - @EduFurlan
Fiona Apple - Tidal
34.
total: 25

Scores:
10 - @River
7 - @tate <3
5 - @Faint
2 - @Edwin
1 - @DaviBitt1234
Fugees - The Score
35.
Total: 25

Scores:
9 - @Faint
7 - @Dabzilla
6 - @【Slush Puppy】
3 - @BobShoeMusicMan
Sigur Rós - Ágætis Byrjun
36.
Total: 24

Scores:
10 - @Ethenor29
7 - @AceSlayer
4 - @YKing316
2 - @Landlat
1 - @TheCarioca
The Smashing Pumpkins - Siamese Dream
37.
total: 23

Scores:
8 - @Otto van jizzmark
7 - @br94🛹
5 - @JoeyCorner
3 - @ih8otters
Green Day - Dookie
38.
Total: 22

Scores
8 - @BGL13
7 - @Akatsuki
5 - @BobShoeMusicMan
2 - @JoeyCorner
Björk - Debut
39.
total: 21

Scores:
10 - @JonasFernandes
5 - @DaviBitt1234
3 - @【Slush Puppy】
3 - @JonasFernandes
Slowdive - Souvlaki
40.
total: 20

Scores:
9 - @ih8otters
3 - @sillypengie
3 - @Landlat
3 - @YKing316
2 - @Fhhgvnjscvbbg
2 - @Diego

Quote:
“A high point in shoegaze and very transcendental” (@Fhhgvnjscvbbg)
Eminem - The Slim Shady LP
41.
total: 20

Scores:
10 - @TruthfulReviews
4 - @Brando
4 - @Sirwayjay
2 - @qwenj

Quote:
"‘Hi kids! Do you like violence? Wanna see me stick nine inch nails through each one of my eyelids’"(@TruthfulReviews)
Queen - Innuendo
42.
total: 20

Scores:
7 - @Docky
6 - @Brando
6 - @Wilder Records
2 - @Sirwayjay
DJ Shadow - Endtroducing...
43.
total: 19

Scores:
9 - @starzdust
5 - @Otto van jizzmark
5 - @Fhhgvnjscvbbg

Quote:
“Cover art is fucking flames” (@Otto van jizzmark)
Tool - Ænima
44.
total: 19

Scores:
8 - @qwenj
6 - @Jake
5 - @doomed444
Aphex Twin - Richard D. James Album
45.
Total: 17

Scores:
9 - @Brihongol
8 - @Fhhgvnjscvbbg

Quote:
“The most exhilarating IDM album I’ve heard” (@Fhhgvnjscvbbg)
2Pac - All Eyez on Me
46.
total: 17

Scores:
9 - @Danny11
4 - @DonCorleone
4 - @summerboywest
Dr. Dre - 2001
47.
83
Total: 17

Scores:
9 - @TruthfulReviews
5 - @Danny11
2 - @CamDoesMusic
1 - @Akatsuki

Quote:
“One of the Best Gangsta albums of all time” (@CamDoesMusic)
PJ Harvey - Rid of Me
48.
total: 17

Scores:
7 - @Hiawatha
5 - @EduFurlan
5 - @Karmiki

Quote:
“title track is a wig -snatch of the highest velocity” (@Karmiki)
Ween - The Mollusk
49.
total: 16

Scores:
8 - @br94🛹
4 - @PMOVIE
2 - @Jake
2 - @SnowyFighter
Liz Phair - Exile in Guyville
50.
total: 15

Scores:
8 - @Karmiki
5 - @Hiawatha
2 - @Dock

Quote:
“don't let the cringe of funstyle overshadow that this album is incredible” (@Karmiki)
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1w
Yeah sorry I'm late to the party but here's my 10...

1 - The Boatman's Call - Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds
2 - Grace - Jeff Buckley
3 - Weld - Neil Young
4 - OK Computer - Radiohead
5 - Different Class - Pulp
6 - Mezzanine - Massive Attack
7 - Buena Vista Social Club - Buena Vista Social Club
8 - The Holy Bible - Manics
9 - Clandestino - Manu Chao
10 - Unplugged in NY - Nirvana

Enjoy
3w
@milo I was wondering why all my picks were off. I had to double check if I accidentally put Illmatic as my #1
3w
Just noticed my picks have @dabzilla left on them
3w
Love this concept! Glad to be a part of it!
3w
you repeated 3 users 3 times on ok computer
3w
@doomed444 probably yeh
3w
2000s one next?
3w
@Faint in a little while mate, it takes a lot of work hahaha.
3w
thanks for including me man!
3w
Keep making these lists. :) I adore the community aspect of it so much.
3w
welp, i kinda knew i wouldn't be there.

but still :( nonetheless
3w
@Dabzilla I will add it when I wake up bit tired to do it at 3:30am
3w
Would like to contribute:

1. Pulse Demon
2. Soundtracks for the Blind
3. In the Aeroplane Over the Sea
4. The Downward Spiral
5. Ok Computer
6. Spiderland
7. Loveless
8. Emergency & I
9. Long Season
10. F♯ A♯ ∞
3w
Great list man. Sorry I didn't get to this list in time. was too busy
3w
Great list! :)
3w
Great list! Thnx for including me!
3w
@BaddieBaphomet and @MotionlessFlame just fixed it now :)
3w
Great list!
3w
Great list and many albums to revisit or listen to for the first time :) thank you for including me in the survey!
3w
Thank you so much for including me in this! It looks like you forgot my rating for Weezer (Blue Album). It was in my #1 spot.
3w
Thanks for including me bro!
3w
Excellent list! I think you forgot to input my rating for The Downward Spiral, I believe I put it at Number 4, hopefully it wouldn’t be too much of an issue to add it. Lots of great albums I can’t wait to check out for the first time or revisit, glad I could contribute!
3w
awesome list! glad to contribute and to be a part of this :)
3w
Good job! Great list and thanks for including me
3w
Wonderful list! But I think you forgot to include my points towards illmatic because I listed it as my 8th favorite.
3w
i love this list, will definitely check out some of these albums sometime soon :)
3w
Cool list, thanks for including me!!!
3w
@CamDoesMusic Thanks!
3w
Thank you for including me
3w
@Brando will fix that soon!
3w
I think that you accidentally put me on Bjork’s Homogenic. I haven’t listened to that album yet. You also didn’t mention me on Slint’s Spiderland, which was my favorite album of the 90’s. Other than that, good list!
3w
Great list! Deff gonna refer back to this when I feel like listening to 90s music!
3w
thanks for including me
3w
i had a feeling ok computer would win
3w
@Akatsuki I'll probably do that one next :)
3w
Cool list, would be cool if there was also a 2000s version of this
4w
@ikeachair14 sorry just got ousted :(
4w
Great list. Thanks a lot for including me
4w
YESSS. three 6 made the list! thanks for including my submissions
4w
Thank you for including me on here!
4w
Awesome!! Thank you for including me!
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