Top Albums of 1993





Rank All Time Rank Artist Album Genres
1
102
Nirvana In Utero Grunge
2
104
Wu-Tang Clan Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers) Boom Bap, Hardcore Hip Hop
3
133
Smashing Pumpkins Siamese Dream Alternative Rock
4
135
Björk Debut Alternative Dance, Art Pop
5
236
Liz Phair Exile in Guyville Alternative Singer/Songwriter, Indie Rock
6
313
PJ Harvey Rid of Me Alternative Rock, Alternative Singer/Songwriter
7
481
The Breeders Last Splash Alternative Rock
8
510
Suede Suede Britpop
9
542
Snoop Doggy Dogg Doggystyle G-Funk, Gangsta Rap
10
649
A Tribe Called Quest Midnight Marauders Boom Bap, Jazz Rap
11
678
The Afghan Whigs Gentlemen Alternative Rock
12
747
Pearl Jam Vs. Grunge
13
756
Orbital Orbital ["The Brown Album"] Techno
14
859
The Boo Radleys Giant Steps Indie Rock, Neo-Psychedelia
15
935
Tindersticks Tindersticks Chamber Pop
16
1008
Pet Shop Boys Very Synthpop
17
1260
Blur Modern Life Is Rubbish Britpop
18
1326
Palace Brothers There Is No-One What Will Take Care of You Alt-Country, Indie Folk
19
1384
Cypress Hill Black Sunday Gangsta Rap
20
1389
Uncle Tupelo Anodyne Alt-Country, Americana
21
1430
Fugazi In On the Kill Taker Post-Hardcore
22
1477
Stereolab Transient Random-Noise Bursts with Announcements Experimental Rock, Noise Pop
23
1484
Paul Weller Wild Wood Pop Rock, Singer/Songwriter
24
1486
Sarah McLachlan Fumbling Towards Ecstasy Pop, Singer/Songwriter
25
1546
Red House Painters Red House Painters [Rollercoaster] Slowcore
26
1551
The Auteurs New Wave Britpop, Indie Pop
27
1557
Counting Crows August and Everything After Alternative Rock, Folk Rock
28
1575
Mazzy Star So Tonight That I Might See Dream Pop, Neo-Psychedelia
29
1655
Yo La Tengo Painful Indie Rock, Noise Pop
30
1694
Grant Lee Buffalo Fuzzy Alt-Country, Americana, Indie Rock
31
1716
Morphine Cure for Pain Alternative Rock, Jazz-Rock
32
1733
Cassandra Wilson Blue Light 'Til Dawn Vocal Jazz
33
1789
U2 Zooropa Alternative Rock, Pop Rock
34
1840
Black Dog Productions Bytes IDM
35
1906
Sheryl Crow Tuesday Night Music Club Pop Rock, Singer/Songwriter
36
2069
Autechre Incunabula Ambient Techno, IDM
37
2098
Janet Jackson janet. Contemporary R&B, Dance-Pop
38
2139
Slowdive Souvlaki Dream Pop, Shoegaze
39
2180
Dinosaur Jr. Where You Been Alternative Rock
40
2499
Aimee Mann Whatever Pop Rock, Singer/Songwriter
41
2501
The Cranberries Everybody Else Is Doing It, So Why Can't We Alternative Rock, Pop Rock
42
2507
Element of Crime Weißes Papier Indie Pop, Liedermacher
43
2610
Jamiroquai Emergency on Planet Earth Acid Jazz, Funk
44
2623
Sepultura Chaos A.D. Groove Metal, Thrash Metal
45
2644
Archers of Loaf Icky Mettle Indie Rock, Noise Pop
46
2699
Urge Overkill Saturation Alternative Rock
47
2701
The Divine Comedy Liberation Chamber Pop
48
2729
Motorpsycho Demon Box Alternative Rock
49
2889
Melvins Houdini Sludge Metal
50
2901
Sting Ten Summoner's Tales Adult Contemporary, Pop Rock, Sophisti-Pop

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