Essential albums of the 90's (in no particular order)

A Listmania! list by J B Hutchinson
 
OK Computer
1.  OK Computer by Radiohead
The list author says:
  "A delicately crafted masterpiece."
£3.90   Used & New from: £0.58
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Up (U.S. Version)
2.  Up (U.S. Version) by R.E.M.
The list author says:
  "REM have made many fine albums, but 'Up' stands alone."
£3.36   Used & New from: £0.01
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (45 customer reviews)

The Holy Bible 10th Anniversary Edition [2CD + DVD]
3.  The Holy Bible 10th Anniversary Edition [2CD + DVD] by Manic Street Preachers
The list author says:
  "As relevant now as it was then. One of the most important artistic achievements of all time."
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In Utero
4.  In Utero by Nirvana
The list author says:
  "Nirvana at their darkest and most inspiring."
£7.99   Used & New from: £1.22
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (128 customer reviews)

Outside [Digibook Expanded Edition]
5.  Outside [Digibook Expanded Edition] by David Bowie
The list author says:
  "Bowie entered a renaissance during the 90's and made several stunning albums, most notably this multi-layered work."
£44.00   Used & New from: £22.66
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)

Grace: Legacy Edition
6.  Grace: Legacy Edition by Jeff Buckley
The list author says:
  "For a brief period, Jeff Buckley shone very brightly."
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Zooropa
7.  Zooropa by U2
The list author says:
  "'Achtung Baby' was impressive, but here U2 pushed themselves even further."
£4.86   Used & New from: £0.48
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (47 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

Dog Man Star
8.  Dog Man Star by SUEDE
The list author says:
  "Suede borrowed heavily from Bowie for their 2nd album, but the songwriting was incredible."
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Either/Or
9.  Either/Or by Elliott Smith
The list author says:
  "Using the most basic equipment, Elliott Smith single-handedly revived the 3-minute pop song. Excellent."
£7.52   Used & New from: £4.24
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (24 customer reviews)

Siamese Dream
10.  Siamese Dream by Smashing Pumpkins
The list author says:
  "Grunge or neo-prog? Who cares? The Pumpkins at their peak."
£14.99   Used & New from: £1.46
4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (104 customer reviews)

Dubnobasswithmyheadman
11.  Dubnobasswithmyheadman by Underworld
The list author says:
  "This album is quite unlike anything that came before it."
£7.55   Used & New from: £3.77
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (21 customer reviews)

Everything Is Wrong
12.  Everything Is Wrong by Moby
The list author says:
  "Moby at his most diverse and confrontational."
£4.99   Used & New from: £0.98
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (24 customer reviews)

Mezzanine
13.  Mezzanine by Massive Attack
The list author says:
  "Massive Attack's darkest (and best) album."
£3.99   Used & New from: £1.18
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (85 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

Blur
14.  Blur by Blur
The list author says:
  "Unlike Britpop rivals Oasis, Blur knew how to expand their sound. A compelling record."
£4.37   Used & New from: £0.22
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (35 customer reviews)

The Fragile
15.  The Fragile by Nine Inch Nails
The list author says:
  "Trent Reznor redefined his sound using lusher, more organic textures."
£7.32   Used & New from: £2.24
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (64 customer reviews)

Time Out of Mind
16.  Time Out of Mind by Bob Dylan
The list author says:
  "At times crushingly bleak, but consistently beautiful."
£4.39   Used & New from: £1.00
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (63 customer reviews)

From The Cradle
17.  From The Cradle by Eric Clapton
The list author says:
  "Clapton finally made the full-on blues album he'd been promising for years."
£3.96   Used & New from: £0.45
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (37 customer reviews)

F# A# Oo
18.  F# A# Oo by Godspeed You! Black Emperor
The list author says:
  "A dark and unsettling collection of soundscapes."
£11.03   Used & New from: £9.15
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (37 customer reviews)

Leftism
19.  Leftism by Leftfield
The list author says:
  "Progressive house with all kinds of influences."
£4.97   Used & New from: £0.01
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (75 customer reviews)

The Division Bell
20.  The Division Bell by Pink Floyd
The list author says:
  "Pink Floyd say farewell. A quiet triumph."
£12.84   Used & New from: £3.28
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (279 customer reviews)

Blood
21.  Blood by This Mortal Coil
The list author says:
  "One of the most beautiful albums ever made."
£14.06   Used & New from: £6.95
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)

Antichrist Superstar
22.  Antichrist Superstar by Marilyn Manson
The list author says:
  "A disturbing concept album that prophesised Manson's own mass success."
£5.99   Used & New from: £1.00
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (46 customer reviews)

Six
23.  Six by Mansun
The list author says:
  "Overlooked and misunderstood. An experimental masterpiece."
£12.30   Used & New from: £0.09
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (60 customer reviews)

Come On Die Young
24.  Come On Die Young by Mogwai
The list author says:
  "Mogwai are so far the only real successors to Slint. One of the best live bands I've seen."
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4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)

Endtroducing
25.  Endtroducing by DJ Shadow
The list author says:
  "Completely constructed from samples. Mind-bendingly impressive."
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4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (60 customer reviews)

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