Five absolutely outstanding 1990s albums people love to hate

There are some surprising and controversial views out there about five top selling albums of that time.
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There was plenty of great music in the 1990s. So much choice of genre and style and the emergence of some new types too. There were also plenty of new bands making their debut on the music scene. Many went on to be huge artists with multi-million-selling albums. 

Plenty of really great albums still have their critics though. Despite being multiple platinum sellers, some people just can’t bring themselves to like them. That's individual musical tastes and personal opinions at play of course. 

There are even more places and ways now to voice those opinions, especially online. Social media, blogs, and forums share those views more widely. Sometimes though, those opinions seem quite a surprise. Especially when it comes to disapproving of top-selling and critically acclaimed albums. Here are five albums that astonishingly attract negative comments. 

Five top 1990s albums people like to hate

Lauryn Hill - The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill

Having been with the Fugees for some time, Lauryn Hill stepped out of the group to release this amazingly heartfelt solo album in 1998. With a mix of hip-hop, soul, RnB, and a touch of reggae it was a hugely popular album. That's backed by over 20 million worldwide sales and Diamond status with the RIAA. Over 400,000 of those sales came in the US in its first week of release. 

In her songs, she reflected on difficult times as a Fugee and her pregnancy with a child by Bob Marley’s son Rohan. The pair had five children together before separating in 2009. Hill also used many other female-based experiences in her lyrics, which proved both empowering and inspiring to listeners.

It’s widely regarded as a classic album, but surprisingly it faces some claims of being overrated. They are usually rebuffed by a majority as delusional, it’s interesting to explore the logic of such claims. A few just don’t like the musical style. Others reckon there are only three or four good songs and the rest of the album Is much weaker. Both could be fair enough and easily dismissed as personal taste, or perhaps lack of it! 

The regular reason quoted isn’t really about this album. It has more to do with Hill doing very little else since. No real follow-up album, other than one from her MTV Unplugged show covering the same songs. That's a harsh and unjust basis on which to give an individual and spectacularly successful album a thumbs down.