1990's My Top Rock/Metal albums ..... suggestions?

vamp2syd

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Well we finally made it to the 90's and this was the first time I was not sure what my favorite album was. Bunch of great albums out during this era but there are likely a lot I have not heard that could make my top 100 list. My top 100 consist of studio albums only with Live and EP albums with unique tracks that do not appear on any other studio album are considered. Now I've listened to a bunch of albums in the 90's so what are your favorites of this era and if I have not listened to them I will check them out.... frankly, I believe the 90's were a bit weak compared to the 80's and 70's .......................

I was a metal head in the 90's so most of these will be Metal!

>70.000 I liked it
>80.000 Great Album
>90.000 Elite Album

Rank/Album/Band/m=metal,r=rock/Genre/Y,N is data/Raw rating/Album Rating/year

100 Boggy Depot - Jerry Cantrell m Grunge N 37.83 75.787 1998
99 Turn Loose The Swans - My Dying Bride m Doom Goth/Death N 37.87 75.813 1993
98 Volume One - Sleep m Doom N 37.89 75.868 1991
97 Black Album - Metallica m Heavy N 37.92 75.954 1991
96 Rain Without End - October Tide m Doom Death N 37.94 75.956 1997
95 Project 86 - Project 86 m Alternative N 37.95 76.000 1998
94 Beyond The Crimson Horizon - Solitude Aeturnus m Doom Epic N 38.01 76.105 1992
93 Hellbilly Deluxe - Rob Zombie m Industrial N 38.00 76.120 1998
92 Blind Melon - Blind Melon r Alternative N 38.00 76.130 1992
91 The Karelian Isthmus - Amorphis m Death N 38.02 76.135 1992

90 Smells Like Children - Marilyn Manson m Industrial Y 38.02 76.140 1995
89 Face Lift - Alice in Chains m Alternative Y 38.12 76.354 1990
88 Individual Thought Patterns - Death m Death Techn Y 38.14 76.380 1993
87 King of the Kill - Annihilator m Thrash N 38.15 76.419 1994
86 Meantime - Helmet m Alternative Y 38.18 76.460 1992
85 War Master - Bolt Thrower m Death N 38.21 76.520 1991
84 Terminal Spirit Disease - At The Gates m Death Melod N 38.22 76.535 1994
83 The Nocturnal Silence - Necrophobic m Death N 38.24 76.579 1993
82 Enthrone Darkness Triumphant - Dimmu Borgir m Black Symph N 38.27 76.656 1997
81 Felons and Revolutions - Dope m Industrial Y 38.33 76.792 1999

80 Trouble - Trouble m Doom N 38.38 76.860 1990
79 Edge of Thorns - Savatage m Progressive N 38.42 76.976 1993
78 Bloody Blasphemy - God Dethroned m Death Blackn N 38.44 76.979 1999
77 Mental Vortex - Coroner m Thrash Techn N 38.50 77.080 1991
76 Volume 1 - Pagan Altar m Doom N 38.59 77.242 1998
75 Horrorscope - Overkill m Thrash N 38.64 77.383 1991
74 Into The Depths of Sorrow - Solitude Aeturnus m Doom Epic N 38.69 77.442 1991
73 The Angel And The Dark River - My Dying Bride m Doom Gothic N 38.72 77.494 1995
72 Storm of the Light's Bane - Dissection m Black N 38.75 77.580 1995
71 Automatic for the People - R.E.M. r Alternative N 38.75 77.620 1992

70 From the 13th Sun - Candlemass m Doom Epic N 38.78 77.630 1999
69 Arise - Sepultura m Death Thrash Y 38.86 77.801 1991
68 Accident of Birth - Bruce Dickinson m Heavy N 38.85 77.823 1997
67 Through The Darkest Hour - Solitude Aeturnus m Doom Epic N 38.97 78.024 1994
66 Dactylis Glomerata - Candlemass m Doom Psych N 38.98 78.046 1998
65 In the Shadows - Mercyful Fate m Heavy N 39.00 78.090 1993
64 Porno for Pyros - Porno for Pyros r Alternative Y 38.99 78.092 1993
63 Cryptic Writings - Megadeth m Heavy Y 39.03 78.187 1997
62 Time Traveling Blues - Orange Goblin m Stoner N 39.09 78.268 1998
61 Count Down to Extinction - Megadeth m Thrash Y 39.14 78.383 1992

60 Rubberkneck - Toadies r Grunge Y 39.15 78.419 1994
59 Still Life - Opeth m Death Prog N 39.29 78.642 1999
58 Chaos A.D. - Sepultura m Groove Y 39.32 78.754 1993
57 Frequencies from Planet Ten - Orange Goblin m Stoner N 39.33 78.757 1997
56 Adagio - Solitude Aeturnus m Doom Epic N 39.34 78.804 1998
55 The Fragile Art of Existence - Control Denied m Progressive N 39.38 78.830 1999
54 Monster - R.E.M. r Alternative N 39.36 78.837 1994
53 Hatebreeder - Children of Bodom m Death Melod N 39.44 78.979 1999
52 Korn - Korn m Nu Y 39.48 79.070 1994
51 Ozzmosis - Ozzy Osbourne m Heavy Y 39.57 79.240 1995

50 System of a Down - System of a Down m Alternative Y 39.58 79.299 1999
49 Morningrise - Opeth m Death Prog N 39.66 79.370 1996
48 Slaughter of the Soul - At The Gates m Death Melod N 39.67 79.456 1995
47 The Razors Edge - AC/DC r Hard N 39.75 79.620 1990
46 The Gathering - Testament m Thrash N 39.96 80.037 1999
45 Filth Pig - Ministry m Industrial Y 39.99 80.080 1996
44 Never, Neverland - Annihilator m Thrash N 40.02 80.140 1990
43 VS - Pearl Jam r Grunge Y 40.04 80.204 1993
42 Portrait of an American Family - Marilyn Manson m Industrial Y 40.12 80.376 1994
41 Sleep's Holy Mountain - Sleep m Stoner N 40.31 80.705 1992

40 Wither Blister Burn and Peel - Stabbing Westward m Industrial Y 40.31 80.720 1996
39 The Electric Sleep - Sheavy r Stoner N 40.33 80.760 1998
38 Wisconsin Death Trip - Static X m Industrial Y 40.35 80.820 1998
37 Purple - Stone Temple Pilots r Grunge Y 40.41 80.928 1994
36 Broken - Nine Inch Nails r Industrial Y 40.46 80.985 1992
35 Siamese Dream - Smashing Pumpkins r Alternative Y 40.52 81.161 1993
34 Frogstomp - Silverchair r Grunge Y 40.62 81.347 1995
33 Short Bus - Filter r Industrial Y 40.65 81.419 1995
32 Dehumanizer - Black Sabbath m Heavy N 40.72 81.540 1992
31 Downfall - Solitude Aeturnus m Doom Epic N 40.84 81.779 1996

30 Around the Fur - Deftones m Nu Y 40.87 81.840 1997
29 Sap - Alice In Chains r Alternative N 40.94 81.930 1992
28 Godsmack - Godsmack m Nu Y 40.94 81.983 1998
27 Above - Mad Season r Alternative Y 40.99 82.080 1995
26 Anti Christ Superstar - Marilyn Manson m Industrial Y 41.07 82.298 1996
25 Seasons in the Abyss - Slayer m Thrash Y 41.13 82.360 1990
24 Ten - Pearl Jam r Grunge Y 41.17 82.456 1991
23 Dirt - Alice in Chains m Alternative Y 41.34 82.804 1992
22 Pale Folklore - Agalloch m Folk N 41.54 83.155 1999
21 Testimony of the Ancients - Pestilence m Death Techn Y 41.57 83.224 1991

20 Sixteen Stone- Bush r Grunge Y 41.58 83.270 1994
19 Tripod - Alice in Chains m Alternative Y 41.87 83.854 1995
18 Painkiller - Judas Priest m Heavy N 41.96 84.001 1990
17 In Utero - Nirvana r Grunge Y 42.14 84.404 1993
16 No More Tears - Ozzy Osbourne m Heavy Y 42.30 84.710 1991
15 Core - Stone Temple Pilots r Grunge Y 42.40 84.910 1992
14 The Division Bell - Pink Floyd r Progressive Y 42.45 85.019 1994
13 Adrenaline - Deftones m Nu Y 42.75 85.619 1995
12 Sinsation - Pig r Industrial Y 42.88 85.860 1996
11 Rust in Piece - Megadeth m Thrash Y 43.08 86.246 1990

10 Psalm 69 - Ministry m Industrial Y 43.47 87.024 1992
09 Jagged Little Pill - Alanis Morissette r Alternative Y 43.59 87.315 1995
08 The Downward Spiral - Nine Inch Nails r Industrial Y 43.92 87.983 1994
07 Incesticide - Nirvana r Grunge Y 44.23 88.604 1993
06 Dysfunction - Staind m Nu Y 44.52 89.135 1999
05 Opiate - Tool m Alternative Y 46.31 92.699 1992
04 Aenima - Tool m Progressive Y 47.50 95.110 1996
03 Nevermind - Nirvana r Grunge Y 47.78 95.670 1991
02 Jar of Flies - Alice in Chains r Alternative Y 48.27 96.613 1993
01 Undertow - Tool m Progressive Y 48.55 97.200 1993
 

vamp2syd

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Tool - Flood (Undertow)

Alice in Chains - nutshell (Jar of Flies)

Nirvana - Drain You (Nevermind)

Tool - Jimmy (Aenima)

Tool - Sweat (Opiate)
 

Crusaders

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I don't think people give this song enough credit. They got some of the guitar part from an Argentinian band, which gives it a different vibe. And the seemingly simple and straight-forward lyrics are actually quite interesting and open to a multitude of interpretations. I think it's a great example of Kurt's genius of vocal melody and sense of humor
 

vamp2syd

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I see Porno for Pyros, but no Jane’s Addiction. Ritual de lo habitual was one of my favorites.
I was introduced to Janes Addiction at Lollapalooza or whatever that was in the middle of some farm field in Indiana. Saw a lot of interesting bands there including Tool.

Ritual De Lo Habitual - Jane's Addiction m Alternative N 37.111 74.312 1990
 

vamp2syd

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I don't think people give this song enough credit. They got some of the guitar part from an Argentinian band, which gives it a different vibe. And the seemingly simple and straight-forward lyrics are actually quite interesting and open to a multitude of interpretations. I think it's a great example of Kurt's genius of vocal melody and sense of humor
Love that song.... I did not care for some of the In Utero stuff when I first heard it but it did not take long for it to grow on me. This song was great the first time I heard it.
 

utsherman

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Saw Perry Farrell at Cedar Point of all places. Him and his entourage were just hanging out riding coasters. I'd guess only me and a handful of others knew who he was at the time (early 90's).
Nice! As a kid who grew up going to CP, we saw a ton of celebrities in the park. Just a few years back, saw C.C. Sabathia with his family in the kids area across from the Gemini. We shared an obligatory nod to convey equal parts 'miserable Dad' watching our kids misbehave in line for one of the rides. He seemed like a normal and likable dude. More relevant to the 90's music topic, although not rock, also saw Bone Thugs being escorted down the midway back in their heyday. That entourage was a circus! :ROFLMAO:
 
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