Top 5 Rock Records of the 90’s

Oh, to fan the flames of overwrought controversy.

Here is the definitive list of the 5 best Rock Albums recorded in the 1990’s. If you don’t like it, comment and correct.

1. Weezer – Weezer (the Blue Album): Unbelievable hooks, catchy lyrics, and every song is amazing.

2. Counting Crows – August and Everything After: Beautiful from start to finish. The lyrics are cryptic and sometimes haunting.

3. Jimmy Eat World – Clarity: Though the album has a few songs that are not gems, the 14 song masterpiece is incredible. It also ends with a 14 minute tribute to A Prayer for Owen Meany (the greatest novel of the late 20th century)

4. Third Eye Blind – Third Eye Blind: Known mostly for the commercial success of Semi-Charmed life, this record is amazing from the word go. The album has the best final 5 songs of any album of the decade.

5. Ben Folds Five – Whatever and Ever Amen: The lyrics and the music on this quirky, sometimes sad jam are unbelievable.

All Apologies List: Nirvana – Nevermind, The Juliana Theory – Understand this is a Dream, Radiohead – OK Computer, Clueless – Original Motion Picture Soundtrack, Blink 182 – Enema of the State.


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I am a pastor in the PCA serving in Myrtle Beach, SC. I am a sixth generation Tampa native and I love the Rays and Bucs!

9 responses to “Top 5 Rock Records of the 90’s”

  1. Tom says :

    straight UP.

  2. John David Harris says :

    I agree… almost…To leave out Radiohead’s OK computer must have been a hard decision. John David’s honorable mentions:Eve 6: Eve 6Five Iron Frenzy: Our Newest Album EverThe Get Up Kids: Something to write home aboutGreen Day: DookieP.O.D: Fundamental Elements of SouthtownTonic: Lemon ParadeA year late and a dollar short:Dashboard Confessional: The places you have come to fear the most (2000)Sunny Day Real Estate: Rising Tide (2000)

  3. Anonymous says :

    swap out jimmy eat world for siamese dream and ben folds for green day dookie. -phil

  4. shakkahop says :

    i’m going to say nirvana should be on there if it’s ‘the top 5’ and not ‘your top 5’. i think you should do another apology-blog

  5. JackthePirate says :

    SHERA calling for real

  6. Justin says :

    i would agree. wholeheartedly. those albums are amazing. simply amazing. and no apology blog is necessary.*wombat*

  7. Anonymous says :

    What are you 13? I think your list is a product of reading about the 90’s instead of actually being a part of the 90’s. By leaving Radiohead out, you lost all credibility, you might as well have listed your top 5 things about being a slave in the south. I heart justin, but in a different and totally unique way, I’m so different, moody, brooding, and genius. Oh wait, I just love him the same way my mother loved me, abusively. I abusively love you Justin baby pussycat. Laugh, love, laugh, love… I actually want to hear the worst 5 albums of the 90’s, now that might piss some people off. Big love.

  8. d. paul collette says :

    Great list. Personally, I would swap out Counting Crows for Radiohead “The Bends” and Third Eye Blind for Smashing Pumpkins “Simease Dream.” All of the runners up are close. I think I might have a cock fight to see if Ben Folds Five or Juliana Theory “Understand…” makes it on. May the best chicken win.Top 5 One Hit Wonders of the 90’s?1. “I Got a Girl” – Tripping Daisy2. “Molly (16 Candles Down the Drain)” – Sponge3. “Standing Outside of a Broken Telephone Booth With Money in My Hand” – Primitive Radio Gods 4. “Epic” – Faith No More5. “Mmm Mmm Mmm Mmm” – Crash Test DummiesRunners Up:”Natural One” – Folk Implosion”Rebirth of Slick (Cool Like Dat)” – Digable Planets”The Freshman” – The Verve Pipe

  9. Anonymous says :

    Counting Crows? Really? When did you grow a vag?

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