Top Albums of 1993

RankAll Time
ArtistAlbumGenresBuy from
1 118 Wu-Tang Clan Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers) Boom Bap, Hardcore Hip Hop
2 127 Nirvana In Utero Grunge
3 134 Björk Debut Alternative Dance, Art Pop
4 137 Smashing Pumpkins Siamese Dream Alternative Rock
5 242 Liz Phair Exile in Guyville Alternative Singer/Songwriter, Indie Rock
6 326 PJ Harvey Rid of Me Alternative Rock, Alternative Singer/Songwriter
7 480 The Breeders Last Splash Alternative Rock
8 489 Suede Suede Britpop
9 534 Underworld Dubnobasswithmyheadman Techno
10 571 Snoop Doggy Dogg Doggystyle G-Funk, Gangsta Rap
11 657 A Tribe Called Quest Midnight Marauders Boom Bap, Jazz Rap
12 678 The Afghan Whigs Gentlemen Alternative Rock
13 782 Pearl Jam Vs Grunge
14 783 Orbital Orbital ("The Brown Album") Techno
15 864 The Boo Radleys Giant Steps Indie Rock, Neo-Psychedelia
16 897 Tindersticks Tindersticks Chamber Pop
17 1003 Pet Shop Boys Very Synthpop
18 1300 Palace Brothers There Is No-One What Will Take Care of You Alt-Country, Indie Folk
19 1316 Cypress Hill Black Sunday Gangsta Rap
20 1330 Blur Modern Life Is Rubbish Britpop
21 1385 Paul Weller Wild Wood Pop Rock, Singer/Songwriter
22 1391 Fugazi In On the Kill Taker Post-Hardcore
23 1407 Uncle Tupelo Anodyne Alt-Country, Americana
24 1427 Stereolab Transient Random-Noise Bursts with Announcements Experimental Rock, Noise Pop
25 1469 The Auteurs New Wave Britpop, Indie Pop
26 1483 Red House Painters Red House Painters [Rollercoaster] Slowcore
27 1509 Counting Crows August and Everything After Alternative Rock, Folk Rock
28 1510 Yo La Tengo Painful Indie Rock, Noise Pop
29 1528 Sarah McLachlan Fumbling Towards Ecstasy Pop, Singer/Songwriter
30 1611 Mazzy Star So Tonight That I Might See Dream Pop, Neo-Psychedelia
31 1712 U2 Zooropa Alternative Rock, Pop Rock
32 1823 Morphine Cure for Pain Alternative Rock, Jazz-Rock
33 1850 Autechre Incunabula Ambient Techno, IDM
34 1871 Black Dog Productions Bytes IDM
35 1877 Grant Lee Buffalo Fuzzy Alt-Country, Americana, Indie Rock
36 1919 Cassandra Wilson Blue Light 'Til Dawn Vocal Jazz
37 1977 Slowdive Souvlaki Dream Pop, Shoegaze     
38 2037 Sheryl Crow Tuesday Night Music Club Pop Rock, Singer/Songwriter
39 2060 Element of Crime Weißes Papier Indie Pop, Liedermacher     
40 2109 Dinosaur Jr. Where You Been Alternative Rock
41 2186 Janet Jackson janet. Contemporary R&B, Dance-Pop
42 2302 Sepultura Chaos A.D. Groove Metal, Thrash Metal
43 2314 Aimee Mann Whatever Pop Rock, Singer/Songwriter
44 2436 The Divine Comedy Liberation Chamber Pop
45 2506 Urge Overkill Saturation Alternative Rock
46 2775 The Cranberries Everybody Else Is Doing It, So Why Can't We Alternative Rock, Pop Rock
47 2913 Guru Jazzmatazz Jazz Rap
48 2943 Frank Black Frank Black Alternative Rock
49 2944 Depeche Mode Songs of Faith and Devotion Alternative Rock
50 2947 The Lemonheads Come On Feel the Lemonheads Alternative Rock, Power Pop
51 2950 Motorpsycho Demon Box Alternative Rock
52 2956 Eric's Trip Love Tara Lo-Fi Indie     
53 2964 Blue Rodeo Five Days in July Alt-Country, Country Rock     
54 2986 Saint Etienne So Tough Alternative Dance, Indie Pop, Indietronica
55 2999 De La Soul Buhloone Mind State Conscious Hip Hop, Jazz Rap

Some albums "bubbling under" the all-time top 3000:
Type O Negative Bloody Kisses Gothic Metal
Melvins Houdini Sludge Metal     
Jamiroquai Emergency on Planet Earth Acid Jazz, Funk
Sting Ten Summoner's Tales Adult Contemporary, Pop Rock, Sophisti-Pop
New Order Republic Alternative Dance, Dance-Pop, Synthpop
Blues Explosion Extra Width Garage Rock, Punk Blues
Family [Spain] Un soplo en el corazón Indie Pop, Indietronica     
One Dove Morning Dove White Ambient Dub, Ambient House
New Bomb Turks !!Destroy-Oh-Boy!! Garage Punk
The Flaming Lips Transmissions from the Satellite Heart Noise Pop
The Posies Frosting on the Beater Alternative Rock, Power Pop
Belly Star Dream Pop, Indie Rock
Crowded House Together Alone Pop Rock
American Music Club Mercury Singer/Songwriter, Slowcore
Transglobal Underground Dream of 100 Nations Downtempo
Plastikman Sheet One Acid Techno, Minimal Techno
Lenny Kravitz Are You Gonna Go My Way Rock
Tool Undertow Alternative Metal
Primus Pork Soda Alternative Rock, Funk Metal, Funk Rock     
The Verve A Storm in Heaven Neo-Psychedelia, Shoegaze
Digable Planets Reachin' (A New Refutation of Time and Space) Jazz Rap
Mercury Rev Boces Neo-Psychedelia, Noise Pop     
The Wildhearts Earth Vs. The Wildhearts Hard Rock
Caetano Veloso & Gilberto Gil Tropicalia 2 Tropicália
R. Kelly 12 Play Contemporary R&B
Smog Julius Caesar Lo-Fi Indie, Singer/Songwriter
Swervedriver Mezcal Head Shoegaze
Jane Siberry When I Was a Boy Art Pop
Sugar Beaster Alternative Rock, Power Pop
Neil Young Unplugged Acoustic Rock, Folk Rock, Singer/Songwriter
The The Dusk Alternative Rock, Art Pop, Pop Rock     
Entombed Wolverine Blues Death 'n' Roll
Wynton Marsalis Citi Movement Jazz
Manic Street Preachers Gold Against the Soul Alternative Rock, Hard Rock
The Sabres of Paradise Sabresonic Ambient Techno, IDM     
Tony Toni Toné Sons of Soul New Jack Swing
Paul Westerberg 14 Songs Pop Rock, Singer/Songwriter     
Jellyfish Spilt Milk Art Pop, Power Pop     
Bikini Kill Pussy Whipped Riot Grrrl     
Bill Frisell Have a Little Faith Jazz Fusion     
Willie Nelson Across the Borderline Country
Brad Shame Grunge
P.M. Dawn The Bliss Album...? Conscious Hip Hop, Contemporary R&B, Pop Rap
His Name Is Alive Mouth by Mouth Art Rock, Dream Pop
Altan Island Angel Irish Folk Music
The Fall The Infotainment Scan Indie Rock, Post-Punk
Mick Jagger Wandering Spirit Rock
Nanci Griffith Other Voices, Other Rooms Contemporary Folk, Country, Singer/Songwriter
The God Machine Scenes from the Second Storey Alternative Rock, Post-Hardcore     
Toni Braxton Toni Braxton Contemporary R&B, Smooth Soul
KRS-One Return of the Boom Bap Boom Bap, Conscious Hip Hop, Political Hip Hop     
John Zorn Kristallnacht Avant-Garde Jazz
Labradford Prazision LP Ambient, Post-Rock     
Joshua Redman Wish Jazz
M People Elegant Slumming Dance-Pop, House
Frank Zappa/Ensemble Modern The Yellow Shark Modern Classical     
Souls of Mischief 93 'Til Infinity Boom Bap, Jazz Rap     
Bernhard Günter Un Peu de Neige Salie Lowercase, Microsound
Dwight Yoakam This Time Country
Buffalo Tom Big Red Letter Day Alternative Rock, Power Pop
Teenage Fanclub Thirteen Jangle Pop, Power Pop
Seam The Problem with Me Indie Rock
The Walkabouts Satisfied Mind Alt-Country, Americana     
Black Moon Enta Da Stage Boom Bap, Hardcore Hip Hop     
Carcass Heartwork Melodic Death Metal
John Coltrane Newport '63 Post-Bop