Greatest Album of the 90s

Back in June 2010, to celebrate the launch of Absolute Radio 90s, we asked you to choose your 30 favourite albums from the 1990s, from a selection of 120 decade defining albums picked by the team here at the station.

The winner was a surprise (such a surprise in fact, our very own 90s music expert Tim just had to blog about it). We expected it to be Oasis or Blur, Nirvana or REM... perhaps Alanis, Radiohead or The Verve. It wasn't. Scroll down to find out who won...

Your Top 30 Albums of the 1990s

  1. Bryan Adams - Waking Up The Neighbous (1991)
  2. Green Day - Dookie (1994)
  3. Oasis - (What's The Story) Morning Glory? (1995)
  4. Bon Jovi - Keeep The Faith (1992)
  5. Crowded House - Woodface (1992)
  6. Oasis - Definitely Maybe (1994)
  7. Guns N Roses - Use Your Illusion 1 (1991)
  8. Bluetones - Expecting To Fly (1995)
  9. U2 - Achtung Baby (1991)
  10. Blur - Parklife (1994)

  11. The Verve - Urban Hymns (1996)
  12. Alanis Morrisette - Jagged Little Pill (1995)
  13. Foo Fighters - The Colour And The Shape (1997)
  14. Pearl Jam - Ten (1991)
  15. Nirvana - Nevermind (1991)
  16. Radiohead - OK Computer (1997)
  17. Manic Street Preachers - Everything Must Go (1995)
  18. Queen - Innuendo (1991)
  19. Paul Weller - Stanley Road (1995)
  20. Stone Roses - The Stone Roses (1989)

  21. Pulp - Different Class (1995)
  22. REM - Automatic For The People (1992)
  23. Depeche Mode - Violator (1990)
  24. Suede - Suede (1993)
  25. Counting Crows - August And Everything After (1993)
  26. Madonna - Ray Of Light (1998)
  27. Stereophonics - Performance And Cocktails (1999)
  28. Aerosmith - Get A Grip (1993)
  29. Blur - Modern Life Is Rubbish (1993)
  30. James - Gold Mother (1990)

The shortlist

We put together a shortlist of 120 great albums that we reckon helped to define the sound of the 90s. Take a look to see which classics didn't make the cut...

Aerosmith - Get A Grip
Air - Moon Safari
Alanis Morrisette - Jagged Little Pill
Ash - 1977
Beastie Boys - Hello Nasty
Beck - Odelay
Bjork - Debut
Black Crowes - Shake Your Money Maker
Black Grape - It's Great When You're Straight... Yeah
Bluetones - Expecting To Fly
Blur - Modern Life Is Rubbish
Blur - Parklife
Bon Jovi - Keep The Faith
Bryan Adams - Waking Up The Neighbours
The Cardigans - Gran Turismo
Cast - All Change
Catatonia - International Velvet
Chemical Brothers - Dig Your Own Hole
Counting Crows - August and Everything After
Cranberries - Everybody Else Is Doing It, So Why Can't We
Crowded House - Woodface
Daft Punk - Homework
Depeche Mode - Violator
Eels - Beautiful Freak
Embrace - The Good Will Out
Eric Clapton - Unplugged
Faith No More - Angel Dust
Fatboy Slim - You've Come a Long Way, Baby
Foo Fighters - The Colour and the Shape
Fun Lovin' Criminals - Come Find Yourself
Garbage - Garbage
George Michael - Listen Without Prejudice
Goo Goo Dolls - Dizzy Up The Girl
Green Day - Dookie
Guns 'n' Roses - Use Your Illusion (I and II)
Happy Mondays - Pills n Thrills n Bellyaches
INXS - X
James - Gold Mother
Jamiroquai - Travelling Without Moving
Jane's Addiction - Ritual De Lo Habitual
Jeff Buckley - Grace
Kula Shaker - K
Leftfield - Leftism
Lemonheads - It's a Shame About Ray
Lenny Kravitz - Are You Gonna Go My Way
Lightning Seeds - Jollification
Madonna - Ray Of Light
Manic Street Preachers - Everything Must Go
Manic Street Preachers - Gold Against The Soul
Massive Attack - Blue Lines
Metallica - Metallica
Michael Jackson - Dangerous
Moby - Play
Morrissey - Bona Drag
New Order - Republic
Nirvana - In Utero
Nirvana - Nevermind
Nirvana - Unplugged In New York
No Doubt - Tragic Kingdom
Oasis - Definitely Maybe
Oasis - What's The Story Morning Glory?
Ocean Colour Scene - Moseley Shoals
Paul Weller - Stanley Road
Pearl Jam - Ten
Phil Collins - But Seriously
Pixies - Bossanova
Placebo - Placebo
Portishead - Dummy
Primal Scream - Screamadelica
Prince - Diamonds and Pearls
Prodigy - The Fat of the Land
Pulp - Different Class
Pulp - His n Hers
Pulp Fiction (Soundtrack)
Queen - Innuendo
Radiohead - OK Computer
Radiohead - The Bends
Rage Against The Machine - Rage Against The Machine
Red Hot Chili Peppers - Californication
Red Hot Chili Peppers - Blood Sugar Sex Magik
Reef - Glow
REM - Automatic For The People
REM - Out Of Time
Right Said Fred - Up
Robbie Williams - I've Been Expecting You
Robbie Williams - Life Thru a Lens
Roxette - Joyride
Saint Etienne - Foxbase Alpha
Seal - Seal (II)
Sheryl Crow - Tuesday Night Music Club
Simply Red - Stars
Sinead O'Connor - I Do Not Want What I Haven't Got
Skunk Anansie - Stoosh
Sleeper - The It Girl
Smashing Pumpkins - Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness
Soundgarden - Superunknown
Stereo MCs - Connected
Stereophonics - Performance and Cocktails
Stereophonics - Word gets Around
Sting - Ten Summoner's Tales
Stone Roses - The Stone Roses (originally released in 1989)
Suede - Suede
Supergrass - I Should Coco
Texas - White On Blonde
The Beautiful South - Carry On Up The Charts (Compilation)
The Charlatans - Tellin' Stories
The Commitments (Soundtrack)
The Farm - Spartacus
The La's - The La's
The Offspring - Americana
The Verve - Urban Hymns
The Wonder Stuff - Never Loved Elvis
They Might Be Giants - Flood
Toploader - Onka's Big Moka
Trainspotting (Soundtrack)
Travis - The Man Who
U2 - Achtung Baby
U2 - Zooropa
Underworld - Second Toughest In The Infants
Weezer - Weezer