The Black Crowes, INXS and 5 More Rock Albums That Turn 30 in 2020

1990 was a transitional year in rock

December 18, 2019

1990 was a big year in rock, and it signaled different milestones for different bands across a wide variety of subgenres.

Soundgarden and Alice in Chains were helping put Seattle on the map with their brand of hard rock that eventually pushed LA bands like Poison and Warrant out of style.

Other bands were making comebacks of sorts, whether it was because they hadn’t been heard from in a while, or with albums that were a step forward for them.

As a new decade is set to begin, we're taking a look back at seven essential rock albums that are about to turn 30.