1990s: Zeitgeist

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updated about 1 month ago

The decade of the 1990s were possibly the most diverse period of pop music in history. Starting soon after the 1980s ended (1991), musical trends quickly shifted from the 1980s standards, most notably the shift from synthpop to house music from the years 1989 to 1991, the replacement of hair metal and classic rock with alternative rock and grunge, and the popularity of gangsta rap and the dominance of hip hop in general starting in the early 1990s. —Last.fm

Mostly my personal faves but with all due respect to other releases. Famous and little-known records. Any format is eligible. Only one artist per list. In alphabetical order.