1. MC Lyte - Bad as I Wanna B (1996)
Because “be” is too long of a word.
2. Liz Phair - Exile in Guyville (1993)
Guyville, USA. Population: 15,000 guys in acid wash and flannel.
6. Underworld - dubnobasswithmyheadman (1994)
Any phrase (no matter how jumbled) that includes the words “bass,” “head,” & “man” is automatically deemed intensely ’90s.
7. TLC - CrazySexyCool (1994)
All women from the nineties are exactly that.
8. Gin Blossoms - Congratulations I’m Sorry (1996)
There’s nothing more nineties than being snarky and this title oozes with the ultimate snark.
9. Chumbawamba - Tubthumper (1997)
As a nineties kid, you likely giggled at this title. However, a “tubthumper” means a politician who jumps on the bandwagon. This term alludes to the band’s involvement in political and social justice issues.
13. Xscape - Hummin’ Comin’ at ‘Cha (1993)
It’s all about droppin’ the “g” at the end - and using the word “cha.”
14. 5ive - 5ive (1998)
Look at them. It’s like they’re just as pained about the name “5ive” as we are.
16. Sinead O’Connor - I Do Not Want What I Haven’t Got (1990)
So ZEN of you, Sinéad.
18. Meredith Brooks - Blurring the Edges (1997)
Burning the edges … of her Polaroid pictures that remind her of ~*her ex*~.
19. Boyz II Men - Cooleyhighharmony (1991)
Instead of just calling it Cooley High Harmony, which references an awesome film from the seventies, they had to make it nineties by squishing it into one word.
21. Korn - Issues (1999)
The only way this album could be more nineties if it was spelt “Issuez.”
22. Hole - Celebrity Skin (1998)
Because it was joked that Courtney Love touched a lot of celebrity skin and there is nothing more nineties than Courtney Love.
23. Sarah McLachlan - Fumbling Towards Ecstasy (1993)
Before ASPCA commercials, she was desperately clawing for a trance-like state that’s only achieved with adult contemporary cooing.
24. Everything but the Girl - Amplified Heart (1994)
Everyone with an acoustic guitar in the “crispy” Seattle weather circa early 90’s would best be described as having an “amplified heart.”