10 underrated ’90s guitar albums that should have been bigger

Teenage Fanclub
[from left] Teenage Fanclub’s Gerard Love (who left the band in 2018) and Norman Blake in 1992 (Image credit: Martyn Goodacre/Getty Images)

Surely you’ve heard Nirvana’s Nevermind, Pearl Jam’s Ten, Metallica’s Black Album and Red Hot Chili Peppers’ Californication. How could you not? When those albums first appeared, they were everywhere, saturating eardrums throughout the ’90s via FM radio, MTV and VH1. 

And yeah, it’s always a treat to return to the crème of the proverbial crop, but then again, doesn’t it get tiresome listening to something that’s been played to death? If you’re nodding your head in agreement, then please do check out our guide to 10 overlooked albums from the ’90s that are worth a second look and/or listen.

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Andrew Daly

Andrew Daly is an iced-coffee-addicted, oddball Telecaster-playing, alfredo pasta-loving journalist from Long Island, NY, who, in addition to being a contributing writer for Guitar World, scribes for Rock Candy, Bass Player, Total Guitar, and Classic Rock History. Andrew has interviewed favorites like Ace Frehley, Johnny Marr, Vito Bratta, Bruce Kulick, Joe Perry, Brad Whitford, Rich Robinson, and Paul Stanley, while his all-time favorite (rhythm player), Keith Richards, continues to elude him.