I just thought I'd post this and see if anyone else was a child of the 90's like myself, and throw out some really great albums that flew under the radar. I'd also be interested to know if there were some great bands I missed out on. Without further ado:
Sunny Day Real Estate - Diary - I don't know why these guys weren't bigger, they broke up for awhile after Dave Grohl raided them for Foo Fighters members.
Blind Melon - Soup - Everyone knows their first album, but this one bombed and I actually liked it better. Their final, post-humous album Nico is also great.
Hum - You'd Prefer An Astronaut - This is the album with "Stars" the song that Howard liked so much. Great band, they were just too nerdy for their own good.
The Meat Puppets - No Joke - Everyone knows the single Backwater, and the stuff that Cobain covered, but this album was really great and got terrible reviews at the time.
Mother Love Bone - Apple - I know a lot of people who are into Pearl Jam remember them, but to me MLB could have been the better band, and I hate that Andy Wood has largely been forgotten. He was such a cool guy...
Anyway, I'd be curious to know what albums people loved in the 90's that went unheralded or have been forgotten. With such shitty music coming out nowadays, it's always good to find old stuff you missed out on.