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.