Top Albums of 1992





Rank All Time Rank Artist Album Genres
1
42
R.E.M. Automatic for the People Alternative Rock, Pop Rock
2
106
Pavement Slanted and Enchanted Lo-Fi Indie, Noise Pop
3
127
Dr. Dre The Chronic G-Funk, Gangsta Rap
4
177
Rage Against the Machine Rage Against the Machine Rap Metal, Rap Rock
5
364
Aphex Twin Selected Ambient Works 85-92 Ambient Techno, IDM
6
378
Beastie Boys Check Your Head Hip Hop
7
478
PJ Harvey Dry Alternative Rock, Alternative Singer/Songwriter
8
484
Tori Amos Little Earthquakes Piano Rock, Singer/Songwriter
9
545
Alice in Chains Dirt Alternative Metal, Grunge
10
551
Tom Waits Bone Machine Experimental Rock, Singer/Songwriter
11
711
Sugar Copper Blue Alternative Rock, Power Pop
12
742
Sonic Youth Dirty Alternative Rock, Noise Rock
13
856
Pantera Vulgar Display of Power Groove Metal, Thrash Metal
14
937
The Black Crowes The Southern Harmony and Musical Companion Blues Rock, Southern Rock
15
957
Arrested Development 3 Years, 5 Months and 2 Days in the Life of... Hip Hop
16
983
k.d. Lang Ingénue Adult Contemporary, Country Pop, Singer/Songwriter
17
988
The Lemonheads It's a Shame About Ray Alternative Rock, Power Pop
18
1069
The Jayhawks Hollywood Town Hall Alt-Country, Americana, Country Rock
19
1074
Kyuss Blues for the Red Sun Stoner Metal, Stoner Rock
20
1083
Faith No More Angel Dust Alternative Metal, Alternative Rock
21
1141
Ministry Psalm 69: The Way to Succeed & the Way to Suck Eggs Industrial Metal
22
1154
Noir Désir Tostaky Alternative Rock
23
1338
The Pharcyde Bizarre Ride II The Pharcyde Boom Bap, Jazz Rap
24
1340
Los Lobos Kiko Tex-Mex
25
1357
Cesária Évora Miss Perfumado Morna
26
1372
Eric Clapton Unplugged Acoustic Blues, Acoustic Rock
27
1431
The Orb U.F.Orb Ambient Dub, Ambient House, Dub Techno
28
1511
Spiritualized Lazer-Guided Melodies Dream Pop, Neo-Psychedelia, Space Rock
29
1548
L7 Bricks are Heavy Grunge, Riot Grrrl
30
1573
Neil Young Harvest Moon Acoustic Rock, Country Rock, Folk Rock, Singer/Songwriter
31
1587
Stereo MC's Connected Alternative Dance, Dance-Pop
32
1622
The Disposable Heroes of Hiphoprisy Hypocrisy Is the Greatest Luxury Conscious Hip Hop, Political Hip Hop
33
1696
Khaled Khaled Pop Raď
34
1815
Lou Reed Magic and Loss Art Rock
35
1831
Morrissey Your Arsenal Alternative Rock, Pop Rock
36
1872
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds Henry's Dream Post-Punk, Punk Blues, Singer/Songwriter
37
1944
Mary J. Blige What's the 411? New Jack Swing
38
1976
Manic Street Preachers Generation Terrorists Alternative Rock, Hard Rock
39
2024
Helmet Meantime Alternative Metal
40
2079
The Tragically Hip Fully Completely Rock
41
2120
Pete Rock and C.L. Smooth Mecca and the Soul Brother Boom Bap, Conscious Hip Hop, Jazz Rap
42
2284
Screaming Trees Sweet Oblivion Grunge
43
2343
Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan Devotional Songs/Devotional & Love Songs Qawwali
44
2440
Kiko Veneno Échate un cantecito Rumba Flamenca, Singer/Songwriter
45
2599
Ice Cube The Predator Gangsta Rap, Political Hip Hop
46
2739
Annie Lennox Diva Pop Soul
47
2741
Prince & The New Power Generation O(+> ["Love Symbol Album"] Contemporary R&B, Funk, Pop Rock, Pop Soul
48
2766
Red House Painters Down Colorful Hill Slowcore
49
2861
Joe Henderson Lush Life: The Music of Billy Strayhorn Jazz
50
2932
Body Count Body Count Crossover Thrash, Rap Metal
51
2944
The Cure Wish Alternative Rock
52
3000
The Prodigy Experience Breakbeat Hardcore

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