The Best Recordings of the-
90's

1990


Nothing Compares 2 U
SINEAD O'CONNOR

Epic
FAITH NO MORE

Vision Of Love
MARIAH CAREY

Wicked Game
CHRIS ISAAK

Pump Up the Jam
TECHNOTRONIC

Please Hammer Don't Hurt 'Em was the long-awaited
breakthrough of rap (or rap - style music) into the mainstream,
pounded home by M.C. Hammer.

    

1991


Enter Sandman
METALLICA

Smells Like Teen Spirit
NIRVANA

Unbelievable
EMF

Gonna Make You Sweat
C+C MUSIC FACTORY

Losing My Religion
R.E.M.

Use Your Illusion, I and II, by Guns 'N Roses,
demonstrated that even in the increasingly corporate
world of pop music, rock is still about telling your
parents they can't tell you what to do.

                                                             

1992


Livin' on the Edge
AEROSMITH

Under the Bridge
RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS

Little Miss Can't Be Wrong
SPIN DOCTORS

One
U2

Jeremy
PEARL JAM

Nevermind With this album Nirvana
spearheaded the grunge rock explosion and made Seattle
the site of a music industry feeding frenzy.

    

1993


Man on the Moon
R.E.M

Mr. Wendal
ARRESTED DEVELOPMENT

All That She Wants
ACE OF BASE

Mr. Jones
COUNTING CROWS

Black Hole Sun
SOUNDGARDEN

Unplugged For Eric Clapton this was an acoustic voyage
through his own repertory and classic blues. MTV
was suddenly the preferred comeback vehicle
for rock's elder statesmen.

                                                             

1994


All I Wanna Do
SHERYL CROW

Whatta Man
SALT-N-PEPA WITH EN VOGUE

Longview
GREEN DAY

No Rain
BLIND MELON

Stay (I Miss You)
LISA LOEB & NINE STORIES

The Downward Spiral While Nine Inch Nails frontman
Trent Reznor played dirty at Woodstock '94, performing in
head-to-toe mud, this album's techno rhythms, beastial lyrics and
sledgehammer guitars cleaned up.

                                             

1995


Zombie
THE CRANBERRIES

You Oughta Know
ALANIS MORISSETTE

All Over You
LIVE

Let Her Cry
HOOTIE AND THE BLOWFISH

Waterfalls
TLC

Vitalogy Pearl Jam's third opus soared
without benefit of a major tour or video,
confirming their status as alternative rock's
most aloof superstars.

                                                             

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