100 Best Rock Albums of The 90s

The following is a comprehensive list of the best rock albums of the 1990s. A lot of this list are high selling mainstream albums but we have also included albums that in our opinion are significantly important and incredible rock albums. The list is in alphabetical order. If you feel we've missed an album leave a comment let us know so we can check it out as well!

Aerosmith - Get a Grip

Aerosmith is one of those bands that had already a long history in music by this point so it isn't a surprise that this album did so well as the popularity of rock music rose during the 1990s.

- 20 million copies sold worldwide

- won 2 grammy awards

Alanis Morisette - Jagged Little Pill

Before this point few would have considered Alanis Morisette to be a rocker as her two preceding albums were very pop influenced. She had previously opened for Vanilla Ice in the early 1990s. But even with the minor success of those albums Alanis wanted to move beyond the bubblegum slickness and create so true rocking music.

- 33 million copies sold worldwide

- won 5 grammy awards

Alice in chains - Facelift

- Double Platinum

- Debut Album

Alice in Chains - Dirt

- 4 times platinum

- #6 on the billboard 200

Alice In Chains - Jar Of Flies

- First EP Ever to enter #1 on the billboard 200

- #1 single on the Mainstream Rock Tracks for "No Excuses"

- Double Platinum

Blind Melon - Blind Melon

- Multiplatinum

- #3 on the Billboard 200

Blink 182 - Enema Of The State

-sold over 15 million copies worldwide

-Peaked at #9 on the Billboard 200

Bush - Sixteen Stone

Gavin Rossdale and company appeared on the scene early in the 90s and managed to ride the grunge wave into the mid to late 90s. At least two of their albums made this list with their roaring guitar riffs and the great gruff vocals they made the 90s very memorable.

- Six Million Copies Sold

Bush - Razorblade Suitcase

- Peaked at #1 on the Billboard 200

Candlebox - Candlebox

- 4 times platinum

Catherine Wheel - Ferment

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Catherine Wheel - Chrome

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Chevelle - Point #1

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Collective Soul - Hints, Allegations, and Things Left Unsaid

- Double platinum

Collective Soul - Collective Soul

- Triple platinum

- 3 singles peaked at #1 on the Mainstream Rock Tracks

Creed - My Own Prison

- Six time platinum

Creed - Human Clay

- 11 times Platinum

- Peaked at #1 on the Billboard 200

Days of The New - Days Of The New

- 1.5 million copies sold


Deftones - Around The Fur

- Platinum

Dinosaur Jr. - Where You Been

Dinosaur Jr. is one of those bands that became legendary in the underground music scene during the 1980s and 1990s. They had perfected their sound during the 80s before most of grunge had started their bands. Many of which later pointedd to Dinosaur Jr. as one of their major influences. In 2007 the band reunited.

Dinosaur Jr. - Without A Sound

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Dinosaur Jr. - Hand It Over

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Eve 6 - Eve 6

- Platinum

- #1 on Modern Rock Tracks for the song, "Inside Out."

Everclear - Sparkle And Fade

- Platinum

Everclear - So Much For The Afterglow

- 2 times platinum

- #1 on Modern Rock Tracks for the single, "Everything to Everyone."

Filter - Short Bus

- Platinum

Filter - Title Of The Record

- Platinum

Finger Eleven - Tip

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Foo Fighters - Foo Fighters

- Platinum

Foo Fighters - The Color And The Shape

- Double platinum

Foo Fighters - There Is Nothing Left To Lose

- #1 on the Modern Rock Tracks for the single, "Learn to Fly."

- Won two Grammy awards

Fuel - Sunburn

- Platinum

Garbage - Garbage

- Double platinum

Godsmack - Godsmack

- 4 times Platinum

Goo Goo Dolls - Hold Me Up

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Goo Goo Dolls - Superstar Car Wash

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Goo Goo Dolls - A Boy Named Goo

- Double platinum

- #1 on the Modern Rock Tracks & Mainstream Rock Tracks for the single, "Name."

Goo Goo Dolls - Dizzy Up The Girl

- 3 times platinum

- #1 on the Mainstream Rock Tracks

Green Day - Dookie

- 15 Million copies sold worldwide

Guns N' Roses - Use Your Illusion I

- 5.5 million copies sold worldwide

Guns N' Roses - Use Your Illusion II

-7 times platinum

Hole - Celebrity Skin

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Hole - Live Through This

- Double Platinum

Holly Mcnarland - Stuff

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I Mother Earth - Dig

- Platinum (in Canada)

I Mother Earth - Scenery And Fish

- Double platinum (in Canada)

Korn - Korn

- 10 million copies sold worldwide

Korn - Life Is Peachy

- 4 million copies sold worldwide

Korn - Follow The Leader

- 14 million copies sold worldwide

Korn - Issues

- 11 million copies sold worldwide

Kyuss - Blues for the Red Sun

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Kyuss - Welcome to Sky Valley

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Kyuss - ...And the Circus Leaves Town

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Limp Bizkit - Signifigant Other

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Live - Throwing Copper

- 8 million copies sold worldwide

Live - Secret Samadhi

- #1 on the Billboard 200

- Double platinum

Live - The Distance To Here

- #4 on the Billboard 200

- Platinum

Machinehead - The Burning Red

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Mad Season - Above

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Marilyn Manson - Smells Like Children

- Platinum

Marilyn Manson - Antichrist Superstar

- 7+ million copies sold worldwide

Marilyn Manson - Mechanical Animals

- #1 on the Billboard 200

- 8+ million copies sold worldwide

Matthew Good Band - Last of the Ghetto Astronauts

- Made on a budget of $5000

- Holds the record of highest selling independent album in Canada to this day.

Matthew Good Band - Underdogs

- Platinum (in Canada)

Matthew Good Band - Beautiful Midnight

- 3 times platinum (in Canada)

Moist - Silver

- 4 times platinum (in Canada)

Moist - creature

- 3 times platinum (in Canada)

Muse - Showbiz

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Nine Inch Nails - Broken

- #7 on the Billboard 200

- Platinum

- Won a grammy award Best Metal Performance for the song, "Wish."

Nine Inch Nails - The Downward Spiral

- #2 on the Billboard 200

- 5+ million copies sold worldwide

Nine Inch Nails - The Fragile

- #1 on the Billboard 200

- Double platinum

Nirvana - Nevermind

- 30+ million copies sold worldwide

Nirvana - Incesticide

- Platinum

Nirvana - In Utero

- #1 on the Billboard 200

- 5+ million copies sold worldwide

No Doubt - Tragic Kingdom

- 20 million copies sold worldwide

Oasis - Definitely Maybe

- 7 million copies sold worldwide

Oasis - (What's The Story) Morning Glory

- 14 million copies worldwide

- #4 on the Billboard 200

Oasis - Be Here Now

- 8 million copies sold worldwide

Orgy - Candyass

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Our Lady Peace - Naveed

- Platinum

Our Lady Peace - Clumsy

- Platinum (in the US)

- Diamond (in Canada)

Our Lady Peace - Happiness... Is Not a Fish That You Can Catch

- 3 times platinum (in Canada)

Pearl Jam - Ten

- almost 10 million copies sold worldwide

Pearl Jam - VS.

- #1 on the the Billboard 200

- 7 times platinum

Pearl Jam - Vitology

- #1 on the Billboard 200

- 5 times platinum

Placebo - Placebo

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Placebo - Without you I'm Nothing

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Radiohead - Pablo Honey

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Radiohead - The Bends

- Platinum (in the US)

- Triple platinum (in the UK)

Radiohead - OK Computer

- 4.5 million copies sold worldwide

- #21 on the Billboard 200

The Smashing Pumpkins - Gish

- Platinum

The Smashing Pumpkins - Siamese Dream

- 6+ million copies sold worldwide

The Smashing Pumpkins - Mellon Collie and The Infinite Sadness

- 9+ million copies sold worldwide

Soundgarden - Badmotorfinger

- 1.5 million copies sold

Soundgarden - Superunknown

- #1 on the Billboard 200

- 5 times platinum

Soundgarden - Down On The Upside

- Platinum

The Red Hot Chili Peppers - Blood Sugar Sex Magik

- #3 on the Billboard 200

- 10+ million copies sold world

The Red Hot Chili Peppers - One Hot Minute

- #4 on the billboard 200

The Red Hot Chili Peppers - Californication

- 16 million copies sold worldwide

Tool - Opiate

- 1.2 million copies

Tool - Undertow

- 2.9 million copies sold

Tool - Aenima

- 3.5 million copies sold

Type O Negative - Bloody Kisses

.- Platinum

Type O Negative - October Rust

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Type O Negative - World Coming Down

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Weezer - Weezer

- 3+ million copies sold

White Zombie - Astro-Creep: 2000

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manthy 5 years ago from Alabama,USA

Good list but you left one off


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terrektwo 5 years ago from North America Author

which one? let us know, thanks.


ty 4 years ago

Where's Faith No More's Angel Dust?? 3 million plus sales! and influential as much as any album you've listed..


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terrektwo 4 years ago from North America Author

ty - your right I forgot it!


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Hannibal Fuentes 4 years ago from MN

Props on including all the Goo Goo Dolls records! Those are by far their 4 best albums even though only 2 of them had actual hits on them. I'm a huge fan of theirs but I really haven't been too much into their last 2 records. Superstar Carwash is a hidden gem!! If you like straight-up catchy melodic rock 'n roll, garage-style with no fancy studio edits - it is a MUST listen!


hh 4 years ago

Jeff Buckley's Grace


hh 4 years ago

also where's PJ Harvey?


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aparkhurst7 3 years ago from Wilkes Barre, PA West Hartford, CT

I think Silverchair's Frogstomp was great too.


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terrektwo 3 years ago from North America Author

aparkhurst7 - true true

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