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Records of the 90s That We Should Never Stop Listening To

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These amazing records are all passing 30 years old in the 2020s! If you've heard them before, it's time for a revisit. If you haven't, you are overdue to check them out!

Temple of the Dog - ‘Temple of the Dog’

Temple of the Dog - ‘Temple of the Dog’

The grunge masterminds behind Soundgarden and Pearl Jam come together for an adventurous one-album project.

Red Hot Chili Peppers - ‘Blood Sugar Sex Magik’

Red Hot Chili Peppers - ‘Blood Sugar Sex Magik’

Every iconic Red Hot Chili Peppers single of the 90s is on one album, plus a fair amount of fun, funky jams.

A Tribe Called Quest - ‘The Low End Theory’

A Tribe Called Quest - ‘The Low End Theory’

The Low End Theory contains the best flow of any jazz-rap album, convincing the masses of the appeal of alternative hip-hop styles.

Boyz II Men - ‘Cooleyhighharmony’

Boyz II Men - ‘Cooleyhighharmony’

With incredible singles and album tracks almost as good, the debut Boyz II Men album set numerous charting records and holds up today thanks to the tight, confident arrangements of voices and production.

The Smashing Pumpkins - ‘Siamese Dream’

The Smashing Pumpkins - ‘Siamese Dream’

Siamese Dream is one of the strongest statements of raw emotional rock from the music of the early 90s. The dynamic contrast of bombastic distortion and calming quiet was unparalleled for the time.

Pavement - ‘Crooked Rain, Crooked Rain’

Pavement - ‘Crooked Rain, Crooked Rain’

Pavement, one of guitar-based indie rock's most substantial influences, cohered their sound and songwriting process on this sophomore album.

The Notorious B.I.G. - ‘Ready to Die’

The Notorious B.I.G. - ‘Ready to Die’

Ready to Die, perhaps the best hardcore rap record of the 90s, remains impressive even without knowing that this was a 21-year-old's debut album.

Tom Petty - ‘Wildflowers’

Tom Petty - ‘Wildflowers’

The double-album recording of Wildflowers came out recently to rave reviews, but the original album holds up as one of Tom Petty’s most natural collections of all time.

Selena - ‘Dreaming of You’

Selena - ‘Dreaming of You’

The posthumous record of Selena introduced the U.S. to her music, and while it's not as perfect as it could have been, Dreaming of You is an agreeable collection of ballad-pop in English and Spanish.

Oasis - ‘(What’s the Story) Morning Glory?’

Oasis - ‘(What’s the Story) Morning Glory?’

This popular Oasis album is notable for more than just “Wonderwall,” officially cementing the band as the definitive sound of British music for the time.

Pulp - ‘Different Class’

Pulp - ‘Different Class’

Jarvis Cocker’s epic brit-pop masterpiece came out at the height of Pulp’s success, giving them their first #1 album and their highest charting singles, the strongest of which is the searing class-divide diatribe “Common People.”

2Pac - ‘All Eyez on Me’

2Pac - ‘All Eyez on Me’

At over two hours in length, All Eyez on Me became the definitive triumph of West Coast rap, made even more potent by 2Pac’s death later the same year.

Shania Twain - ‘Come on Over’

Shania Twain - ‘Come on Over’

Come On Over was the first album seeing equal success with pop and country audiences. Nearly every song received radio airplay, with an astounding 12 tracks released as singles.

Outkast - ‘Aquemini’

Outkast - ‘Aquemini’

Alternative rap experimentation reached new heights with Aquemini, without a shred of cliché as it includes expanded instrumentation like on the fan-favorite “Rosa Parks.”

Lauryn Hill - ‘The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill’

Lauryn Hill - ‘The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill’

Lauryn Hill entered rap history with another essential of unique hip-hop mastery; as her only solo album, The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill started as a success and never left its fan’s sights.

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