Top Albums of 1992

RankAll Time
ArtistAlbumGenresBuy from
1 43 R.E.M. Automatic for the People Alternative Rock, Pop Rock
2 110 Pavement Slanted and Enchanted Lo-Fi Indie, Noise Pop
3 128 Dr. Dre The Chronic G-Funk, Gangsta Rap
4 166 Rage Against the Machine Rage Against the Machine Rap Metal, Rap Rock
5 352 Aphex Twin Selected Ambient Works 85-92 Ambient Techno, IDM
6 391 Beastie Boys Check Your Head Hip Hop
7 492 PJ Harvey Dry Alternative Rock, Alternative Singer/Songwriter
8 501 Tori Amos Little Earthquakes Piano Rock, Singer/Songwriter
9 519 Alice in Chains Dirt Alternative Metal, Grunge
10 542 Tom Waits Bone Machine Experimental Rock, Singer/Songwriter
11 668 Sugar Copper Blue Alternative Rock, Power Pop
12 725 Sonic Youth Dirty Alternative Rock, Noise Rock
13 877 Pantera Vulgar Display of Power Groove Metal, Thrash Metal
14 888 Arrested Development 3 Years, 5 Months and 2 Days in the Life of... Hip Hop
15 928 The Lemonheads It's a Shame About Ray Alternative Rock, Power Pop
16 992 k.d. Lang Ingénue Adult Contemporary, Country Pop, Singer/Songwriter
17 998 Ministry Psalm 69: The Way to Succeed & the Way to Suck Eggs Industrial Metal
18 1009 The Jayhawks Hollywood Town Hall Alt-Country, Americana, Country Rock
19 1011 Faith No More Angel Dust Alternative Metal, Alternative Rock
20 1015 The Black Crowes The Southern Harmony and Musical Companion Blues Rock, Southern Rock
21 1082 Kyuss Blues for the Red Sun Stoner Metal, Stoner Rock
22 1163 Noir Désir Tostaky Alternative Rock     
23 1352 Stereo MC's Connected Alternative Dance, Dance-Pop
24 1368 The Pharcyde Bizarre Ride II The Pharcyde Boom Bap, Jazz Rap
25 1372 The Orb U.F.Orb Ambient Dub, Ambient House, Dub Techno
26 1376 Los Lobos Kiko Tex-Mex
27 1405 The Disposable Heroes of Hiphoprisy Hypocrisy Is the Greatest Luxury Conscious Hip Hop, Political Hip Hop
28 1415 Spiritualized Lazer-Guided Melodies Dream Pop, Neo-Psychedelia, Space Rock
29 1449 Eric Clapton Unplugged Acoustic Blues, Acoustic Rock
30 1553 Cesaria Evora Miss Perfumado Morna
31 1571 Neil Young Harvest Moon Acoustic Rock, Country Rock, Folk Rock, Singer/Songwriter
32 1584 L7 Bricks are Heavy Grunge, Riot Grrrl
33 1587 Khaled Khaled Pop Raļ
34 1588 Morrissey Your Arsenal Alternative Rock, Pop Rock
35 1717 Lou Reed Magic and Loss Art Rock
36 1763 Manic Street Preachers Generation Terrorists Alternative Rock, Hard Rock
37 1801 Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds Henry's Dream Post-Punk, Punk Blues, Singer/Songwriter
38 1821 Helmet Meantime Alternative Metal
39 1862 Mary J. Blige What's the 411? New Jack Swing
40 1973 The Tragically Hip Fully Completely Rock
41 1989 Pete Rock and C.L. Smooth Mecca and the Soul Brother Boom Bap, Conscious Hip Hop, Jazz Rap
42 2251 Screaming Trees Sweet Oblivion Grunge
43 2272 Ice Cube The Predator Gangsta Rap, Political Hip Hop
44 2504 Prince & The New Power Generation O(+> ("Love Symbol Album") Contemporary R&B, Funk, Pop Rock, Pop Soul
45 2536 Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan Devotional Songs/Devotional & Love Songs Qawwali
46 2618 Kiko Veneno Échate un cantecito Rumba Flamenca, Singer/Songwriter     
47 2714 The Cure Wish Alternative Rock
48 2724 Body Count Body Count Crossover Thrash, Rap Metal
49 2777 Annie Lennox Diva Pop Soul
50 2822 The Prodigy Experience Breakbeat Hardcore     
51 2831 Nicolette Now Is Early Electronic
52 2837 Red House Painters Down Colorful Hill Slowcore
53 2857 Joe Henderson Lush Life: The Music of Billy Strayhorn Jazz
54 2861 Bikini Kill Bikini Kill EP/The C.D. Version of the First Two Records Riot Grrrl
55 2920 En Vogue Funky Divas Contemporary R&B
56 2941 Buffalo Tom Let Me Come Over Alternative Rock
57 2957 Stone Temple Pilots Core Grunge, Hard Rock          

Some albums "bubbling under" the all-time top 3000:
Bettie Serveert Palomine Indie Rock
Freedy Johnston Can You Fly Alternative Rock, Singer/Songwriter
Basehead Play with Toys Alternative Rock
Neneh Cherry Homebrew Contemporary R&B, Pop
Rheostatics Whale Music Alternative Rock     
Gang Starr Daily Operation Boom Bap, Conscious Hip Hop, Hardcore Hip Hop
Rollins Band The End of Silence Alternative Rock, Post-Hardcore
The Afghan Whigs Congregation Grunge
Babes in Toyland Fontanelle Grunge, Riot Grrrl
Baaba Maal Lam Toro Mbalax
Don Byron Tuskegee Experiments Avant-Garde Jazz
Uncle Tupelo March 16-20, 1992 Alt-Country, Americana     
The Jesus Lizard Liar Noise Rock, Post-Hardcore
Moonshake Eva Luna Experimental Rock, Noise Pop     
Lucinda Williams Sweet Old World Alt-Country
Leonard Cohen The Future Singer/Songwriter
Nits Ting Art Pop, Chamber Pop
Sade Love Deluxe Smooth Soul, Sophisti-Pop
Ween Pure Guava Experimental Rock, Lo-Fi Indie
Peter Gabriel Us Art Rock, Pop Rock
Joe Lovano From the Soul Jazz
Dream Theater Images & Words Progressive Metal
The Dead C Harsh 70s Reality Experimental Rock, Noise Rock
The Jesus and Mary Chain Honey's Dead Noise Pop     
Ride Going Blank Again Shoegaze
The Goats Tricks of the Shade Conscious Hip Hop, Political Hip Hop
Suzanne Vega 99.9 F° Folk Pop, Singer/Songwriter
Giant Sand Center of the Universe Alt-Country, Indie Rock
Vic Chesnutt West of Rome Alt-Country, Americana, Singer/Songwriter     
The Boo Radleys Everything's Alright Forever Neo-Psychedelia, Noise Pop, Shoegaze
Various Artists The Bodyguard OST Adult Contemporary, Contemporary R&B, Film Soundtrack     
Billy Taylor Solo Jazz
Catherine Wheel Ferment Shoegaze     
Grateful Dead Two from the Vault Acid Rock, Jam Band