Gary Moore‘s album Still Got The Blues (10 Records, 1990) gave blues rock a huge boost and was more proof for the versatility of the guitar hero (review).
In the 1990’s grunge ruled the world. Temple Of The Dog‘s only album (A&M, 1990) is an essential link between some of the bands that stood at its beginning (review).
Pearl Jam‘s debut CD Ten (Columbia, 1991) is another one of grunge’s essential albums (review). Although initially a bit overshadowed by Nirvana, the band’s enduring influence is probably bigger.
Nirvana‘s second album Nevermind (Geffen, 1991) instantly made the underground become the new standard for years to come (review).
Skintrade‘s self-titled debut (Polydor, 1993) wasn’t a huge seller but is held in high esteem by most metal and hard rock reviewers because of the solid songwriting and execution.
Huge talent Kenny Wayne Shepherd debuted at just 18 years old with Ledbetter Heights (Giant, 1995). It’s one of the best blues rock albums of the 1990’s (review).