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Friday, May 10, 2013

Alternative Rock Albums – Top 100

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This list was created by aggregating 26 lists focused on alternative and indie rock. See links after the list.

1. Radiohead OK Computer (1997)
2. Pavement Slanted and Enchanted (1992)
3. My Bloody Valentine Loveless (1991)
4. Sonic Youth Daydream Nation (1988)
5. Pixies Surfer Rosa (1988)
6. Nirvana Nevermind (1991)
7. Pixies Doolittle (1989)
8. Smashing Pumpkins Siamese Dream (1993)
9. Beck Odelay (1996)
10. The Replacements Let It Be (1984)

11. Liz Phair Exile in Guyville (1993)
12. Oasis (What’s the Story) Morning Glory? (1995)
13. R.E.M. Murmur (1983)
14. The Smiths The Queen Is Dead (1986)
15. The Stone Roses The Stone Roses (1989)
16. Dinosaur Jr. You’re Living All Over Me (1987)
17. Hüsker Dü New Day Rising (1985)
18. Guided by Voices Bee Thousand (1994)
19. Nine Inch Nails The Downward Spiral (1994)
20. Radiohead Kid A (2000)

21. Hüsker Dü Zen Arcade (1984)
22. Smashing Pumpkins Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness (1995)
23. Soundgarden Superunknown (1994)
24. Blur Parklife (1994)
25. Joy Division Closer (1980)
26. Pearl Jam Ten (1991)
27. The Cure Disintegration (1989)
28. U2 The Joshua Tree (1987)
29. R.E.M. Automatic for the People (1992)
30. Neutral Milk Hotel In the Aeroplane Over the Sea (1998)

31. Radiohead The Bends (1995)
32. The Smiths The Smiths (1984)
33. Green Day Dookie (1994)
34. The Strokes Is This It (2001)
35. Elvis Costello This Year’s Model (1978)
36. Jeff Buckley Grace (1994)
37. Pulp Different Class (1995)
38. Slint Spiderland (1991)
39. Joy Division Unknown Pleasures (1979)
40. The Verve Urban Hymns (1997)

41. Red Hot Chili Peppers Blood Sugar Sex Magik (1991)
42. Meat Puppets Meat Puppets II (1984)
43. Pavement Crooked Rain, Crooked Rain (1994)
44. Björk Debut (1993)
45. Nirvana In Utero (1993)
46. U2 Achtung Baby (1991)
47. The Fall This Nation’s Saving Grace (1985)
48. Wilco Yankee Hotel Foxtrot (2002)
49. Talking Heads Remain in Light (1980)
50. Coldplay Rush of Blood to the Head (2002)

51. Arcade Fire Funeral (2004)
52. Belle & Sebastian If You’re Feeling Sinister (1996)
53. The Jesus & Mary Chain Psychocandy (1985)
54. PJ Harvey To Bring You My Love (1995)
55. Primal Scream Screamadelica (1991)
56. Talking Heads More Songs About Buildings and Food (1978)
57. Violent Femmes Violent Femmes (1982)
58. Oasis Definitely Maybe (1994)
59. Portishead Dummy (1994)
60. New Order Power, Corruption and Lies (1983)

61. The White Stripes White Blood Cells (2001)
62. Sleater-Kinney Dig Me Out (1997)
63. Television Marquee Moon (1977)
64. The Clash London Calling (1979)
65. Sex Pistols Never Mind the Bollocks, Here’s the Sex Pistols (1977)
66. Radiohead In Rainbows (2007)
67. Yo La Tengo I Can Hear the Heart Beating As One (1997)
68. The Minutemen Double Nickels on the Dime (1984)
69. U2 War (1983)
70. Elliott Smith Either/Or (1997)

71. Elvis Costello Armed Forces (1979)
72. Rage Against the Machine Rage Against the Machine (1992)
73. Gang of Four Entertainment! (1979)
74. Jane’s Addiction Nothing’s Shocking (1988)
75. Alice in Chains Dirt (1992)
76. Weezer Weezer (aka “The Blue Album”) (1994)
77. Wire Pink Flag (1977)
78. Blondie Parallel Lines (1978)
79. R.E.M. Document (1987)
80. Manic Street Preachers The Holy Bible (1994)

81. The Velvet Underground & Nico The Velvet Underground & Nico (1967)
82. Tori Amos Little Earthquakes (1992)
83. Pretenders Pretenders (1980)
84. Magnetic Fields 69 Love Songs (1999)
85. Devo Q: Are We Not Men? A: We Are Devo (1978)
86. Elvis Costello My Aim Is True (1977)
87. Patti Smith Horses (1975)
88. New Order Substance (1987)
89. David Bowie Low (1977)
90. Nine Inch Nails Pretty Hate Machine (1989)

91. Alanis Morissette Jagged Little Pill (1995)
92. The Feelies Crazy Rhythms (1980)
93. Sonic Youth Sister (1987)
94. Jane’s Addiction Ritual De Lo Habitual (1990)
95. Depeche Mode Violator (1990)
96. Interpol Turn on the Bright Lights (2002)
97. Teenage Fanclub Bandwagonesque (1991)
98. The Cure Kiss Me, Kiss Me, Kiss Me (1987)
99. Mission of Burma Vs. (1982)
100. Public Image Ltd. Metal Box (1979)


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