Top Alternative Rock Albums




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RankAll Time
Rank
ArtistAlbumYearSubgenre(s)Other Genre(s)
1 3 Nirvana Nevermind 1991 Grunge
2 10 Radiohead OK Computer 1997 Art Rock
3 24 The Smiths The Queen Is Dead 1986 Jangle Pop Indie Pop
4 31 Arcade Fire Funeral 2004 Indie Rock Chamber Pop
5 39 U2 The Joshua Tree 1987 Pop Rock
6 40 The Strokes Is This It 2001 Indie Rock Garage Rock Revival
7 42 Pixies Doolittle 1989 Indie Rock
8 43 R.E.M. Automatic for the People 1992 Pop Rock
9 54 Beck Odelay 1996
10 56 My Bloody Valentine Loveless 1991 Noise Pop
Shoegaze
11 58 The Stone Roses The Stone Roses 1989 Baggy / Madchester
12 59 Jeff Buckley Grace 1994 Singer/Songwriter
13 62 Sonic Youth Daydream Nation 1988 Experimental Rock
Noise Rock
14 67 R.E.M. Murmur 1983 Jangle Pop
15 72 Wilco Yankee Hotel Foxtrot 2002
16 79 The Jesus and Mary Chain Psychocandy 1985 Noise Pop Post-Punk
17 80 U2 Achtung Baby 1991 Pop Rock
18 84 Primal Scream Screamadelica 1991 Alternative Dance Neo-Psychedelia
19 86 The White Stripes Elephant 2003 Blues Rock
Garage Rock Revival
20 87 Oasis (What's the Story) Morning Glory? 1995 Britpop
21 88 Radiohead The Bends 1995
22 89 Radiohead In Rainbows 2007 Art Rock
23 95 Pixies Surfer Rosa 1988 Indie Rock
24 110 Pavement Slanted and Enchanted 1992 Lo-Fi Indie
Noise Pop
25 111 Oasis Definitely Maybe 1994 Britpop
26 127 Nirvana In Utero 1993 Grunge
27 133 Pulp Different Class 1995 Britpop
28 134 Björk Debut 1993 Alternative Dance Art Pop
29 137 Smashing Pumpkins Siamese Dream 1993
30 138 Pearl Jam Ten 1991 Grunge Hard Rock
31 144 Blur Parklife 1994 Britpop
32 156 Arctic Monkeys Whatever People Say I Am, That's What I'm Not 2006 Indie Rock
33 161 The White Stripes White Blood Cells 2001 Garage Rock Revival
34 164 The Smiths The Smiths 1984 Jangle Pop Indie Pop
35 166 Rage Against the Machine Rage Against the Machine 1992 Rap Rock Rap Metal
36 190 Red Hot Chili Peppers Blood Sugar Sex Magik 1991 Funk Rock
37 194 The Replacements Let It Be 1984
38 196 Pavement Crooked Rain, Crooked Rain 1994 Indie Rock
39 197 Franz Ferdinand Franz Ferdinand 2004 Post-Punk Revival
40 200 PJ Harvey To Bring You My Love 1995 Alternative Singer/Songwriter
41 226 The War on Drugs Lost in the Dream 2014 Indie Rock Heartland Rock
42 236 Arcade Fire The Suburbs 2010 Indie Rock
43 239 Interpol Turn On the Bright Lights 2002 Post-Punk Revival
44 242 Liz Phair Exile in Guyville 1993 Indie Rock Alternative Singer/Songwriter
45 243 Queens of the Stone Age Songs for the Deaf 2002 Stoner Rock
46 250 PJ Harvey Stories from the City, Stories from the Sea 2000 Singer/Songwriter
47 253 Hole Live Through This 1994 Grunge
48 256 Soundgarden Superunknown 1994 Grunge
49 261 Neutral Milk Hotel In the Aeroplane Over the Sea 1998 Indie Rock Indie Folk
50 265 The Smashing Pumpkins Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness 1995
51 276 Violent Femmes Violent Femmes 1983 Acoustic Rock
Folk Punk
Post-Punk
52 283 The Verve Urban Hymns 1997 Britpop
53 287 Slint Spiderland 1991 Math Rock Post-Rock
54 288 Weezer Weezer ("The Blue Album") 1994 Power Pop
55 304 The xx xx 2009 Dream Pop Indie Pop
56 305 U2 War 1983 Post-Punk
57 306 The Libertines Up the Bracket 2002 Indie Rock Garage Rock Revival
58 308 TV on the Radio Return to Cookie Mountain 2006 Indie Rock Art Rock
59 309 Nirvana MTV Unplugged in New York 1994 Acoustic Rock
60 310 The National Boxer 2007 Post-Punk Revival
61 320 Sonic Youth Sister 1987 Noise Rock
62 323 Beach House Teen Dream 2010 Dream Pop Indie Pop
63 326 PJ Harvey Rid of Me 1993 Alternative Singer/Songwriter
64 331 R.E.M. Out of Time 1991 Jangle Pop
65 333 Vampire Weekend Vampire Weekend 2008 Indie Rock Indie Pop
66 335 Happy Mondays Pills 'n' Thrills and Bellyaches 1990 Baggy / Madchester
67 361 New Order Technique 1989 Alternative Dance Synthpop
68 366 Beck Mellow Gold 1994 Lo-Fi Indie Alternative Singer/Songwriter
69 370 R.E.M. Document 1987 Jangle Pop
70 377 Modest Mouse The Moon & Antarctica 2000 Indie Rock
71 382 Deerhunter Halcyon Digest 2010 Indie Rock Neo-Psychedelia
72 390 Broken Social Scene You Forgot It in People 2002 Indie Rock
73 403 Sonic Youth Goo 1990 Noise Rock
74 407 Hüsker Dü New Day Rising 1985 Post-Hardcore
75 412 Jane's Addiction Nothing's Shocking 1988 Alternative Metal
Hard Rock
76 413 TV on the Radio Dear Science 2008 Indie Rock
77 414 Arcade Fire Neon Bible 2007 Indie Rock
78 423 Arcade Fire Reflektor 2013 Alternative Dance
Indie Rock
79 429 Dinosaur Jr. You're Living All Over Me 1987 Indie Rock Noise Rock
80 441 Jane's Addiction Ritual De Lo Habitual 1990
81 442 The National High Violet 2010 Indie Rock
82 444 Primal Scream Xtrmntr 2000 Alternative Dance Electronic
83 454 New Order Low-Life 1985 Alternative Dance New Wave
Synthpop
84 457 Yeah Yeah Yeahs Fever to Tell 2003 Indie Rock Garage Rock Revival
85 466 Weezer Pinkerton 1996 Power Pop
86 470 U2 The Unforgettable Fire 1984 Pop Rock
87 480 The Breeders Last Splash 1993
88 486 Bloc Party Silent Alarm 2005 Post-Punk Revival
89 487 The Replacements Tim 1985 Power Pop
90 489 Suede Suede 1993 Britpop
91 492 PJ Harvey Dry 1992 Alternative Singer/Songwriter
92 495 Yo La Tengo I Can Hear the Heart Beating As One 1997 Indie Rock
Noise Pop
93 512 Radiohead Hail to the Thief 2003 Art Rock
94 518 My Bloody Valentine Isn't Anything 1988 Dream Pop
Noise Pop
Shoegaze
95 519 Alice in Chains Dirt 1992 Grunge Alternative Metal
96 520 Coldplay Parachutes 2000 Britpop
97 521 The La's The La's 1990 Jangle Pop
98 522 My Bloody Valentine m b v 2013 Dream Pop
Shoegaze
99 523 R.E.M. Lifes Rich Pageant 1986 Jangle Pop
100 525 Grimes Visions 2012 Dream Pop Synthpop



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