Top Albums of 1994





Rank All Time Rank Artist Album Genres
1
54
Jeff Buckley Grace Alternative Rock, Singer/Songwriter
2
59
Portishead Dummy Trip Hop
3
93
Oasis Definitely Maybe Britpop
4
137
Blur Parklife Britpop
5
165
Nine Inch Nails The Downward Spiral Industrial Rock
6
181
Pavement Crooked Rain, Crooked Rain Indie Rock
7
187
Nas Illmatic Boom Bap, Hardcore Hip Hop
8
249
Soundgarden Superunknown Grunge
9
252
The Notorious B.I.G. Ready to Die Boom Bap, Gangsta Rap
10
260
Hole Live Through This Grunge
11
270
Nirvana MTV Unplugged in New York Acoustic Rock, Alternative Rock
12
272
Beastie Boys Ill Communication Hip Hop
13
284
Weezer Weezer ["The Blue Album"] Alternative Rock, Power Pop
14
314
Green Day Dookie Pop Punk
15
332
Beck Mellow Gold Alternative Singer/Songwriter, Lo-Fi Indie
16
342
Johnny Cash American Recordings Americana
17
391
The Prodigy Music for the Jilted Generation Big Beat
18
538
TLC CrazySexyCool Contemporary R&B
19
559
Guided by Voices Bee Thousand Lo-Fi Indie
20
564
Underworld Dubnobasswithmyheadman Techno
21
655
Massive Attack Protection Trip Hop
22
671
Manic Street Preachers The Holy Bible Alternative Rock
23
709
Suede Dog Man Star Britpop, Glam Rock
24
774
Morrissey Vauxhall and I Indie Pop, Pop Rock
25
889
Pearl Jam Vitalogy Grunge
26
1009
Built to Spill There's Nothing Wrong with Love Indie Rock
27
1041
Kyuss Welcome to Sky Valley Stoner Metal, Stoner Rock
28
1048
Blumfeld L'Etat Et Moi Indie Rock
29
1067
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds Let Love In Alternative Rock, Post-Punk
30
1072
Blues Explosion Orange Garage Punk, Punk Blues
31
1152
Shellac At Action Park Math Rock, Noise Rock, Post-Hardcore
32
1207
Pulp His 'n' Hers Britpop
33
1214
Korn Korn Nu Metal
34
1327
The Offspring Smash Skate Punk
35
1346
Aphex Twin Selected Ambient Works Volume II Ambient, Electronic
36
1356
Mary J. Blige My Life Contemporary R&B
37
1402
Therapy? Troublegum Alternative Metal, Alternative Rock
38
1465
Ali Farka Touré with Ry Cooder Talking Timbuktu Blues, Mande Music, Songhai Music
39
1572
Neil Young and Crazy Horse Sleeps with Angels Rock
40
1649
Jawbox For Your Own Special Sweetheart Alternative Rock, Post-Hardcore
41
1658
Tori Amos Under the Pink Singer/Songwriter
42
1734
Sunny Day Real Estate Diary Midwest Emo
43
1745
dEUS Worst Case Scenario Art Rock, Indie Rock
44
1772
Sebadoh Bakesale Indie Rock
45
1781
R.E.M. Monster Alternative Rock
46
1821
Frank Black Teenager of the Year Alternative Rock
47
2093
Ben Harper Welcome to the Cruel World Folk Rock, Singer/Songwriter
48
2143
The Sabres of Paradise Haunted Dancehall Ambient, IDM
49
2246
Jimmy Page & Robert Plant No Quarter - Unledded Acoustic Rock, Blues Rock
50
2338
Tortoise Tortoise Post-Rock
51
2380
Motorpsycho Timothy's Monster Indie Rock
52
2486
Global Communication 76:14 Ambient, Ambient Techno
53
2504
Robert Hood Minimal Nation Detroit Techno, Minimal Techno
54
2546
Plastikman Musik Minimal Techno
55
2550
Ween Chocolate and Cheese Alternative Rock
56
2625
Bark Psychosis Hex Post-Rock
57
2682
4 Hero Parallel Universe Atmospheric Drum and Bass
58
2683
Live Throwing Copper Post-Grunge
59
2692
Tom Petty Wildflowers Heartland Rock, Pop Rock, Singer/Songwriter
60
2755
Low I Could Live in Hope Slowcore
61
2763
OutKast Southernplayalisti- cadillacmuzik Hip Hop
62
2801
Machine Head Burn My Eyes Groove Metal, Thrash Metal
63
2806
MC Solaar Prose combat Boom Bap, Conscious Hip Hop, French Hip Hop, Jazz Rap
64
2884
Cardinal Cardinal Chamber Pop
65
2930
Emperor In the Nightside Eclipse Symphonic Black Metal
66
2936
The High Llamas Gideon Gaye Chamber Pop, Sunshine Pop
67
2985
Disco Inferno D. I. Go Pop Experimental Rock, Post-Rock

Albums "bubbling under" the all-time top 3000:
Orbital Snivilisation Techno
Sloan Twice Removed Alternative Rock, Power Pop
Stone Temple Pilots Purple Grunge, Hard Rock
Autechre Amber Ambient Techno, IDM
Stereolab Mars Audiac Quintet Art Pop, Experimental Rock, Indie Pop
Chico Science & Nacao Zumbi Da Lama ao caos Mangue Beat
Stina Nordenstam And She Closed Her Eyes Ambient Pop, Dream Pop, Singer/Songwriter
Henry Threadgill Carry the Day Avant-Garde Jazz
Soul Coughing Ruby Vroom Alternative Rock, Jazz-Rock
Liz Phair Whip-Smart Alternative Singer/Songwriter, Indie Rock
Common Sense Resurrection Boom Bap, Conscious Hip Hop
Method Man Tical Boom Bap, Hardcore Hip Hop
Kristin Hersh Hips and Makers Alternative Singer/Songwriter, Indie Folk
Sugar File Under: Easy Listening Alternative Rock, Power Pop
Marisa Monte Verde, Anil, Amarelo, Cor-de-Rosa e Carvão/Green, Blue, Yellow, Rose and Charcoal MPB, Pop
Mano Negra Casa Babylon Alternative Rock, Latin Alternative
The Rolling Stones Voodoo Lounge Rock
Huun-Huur-Tu The Orphan's Lament Tuvan Throat Singing
Bush Sixteen Stone Grunge, Post-Grunge
Jeru the Damaja The Sun Rises in the East Boom Bap, Conscious Hip Hop, Hardcore Hip Hop
Vangelis Blade Runner Film Score, Progressive Electronic, Space Ambient
Alice in Chains Jar of Flies Acoustic Rock, Grunge
Iris DeMent My Life Country
Warren G Regulate... G Funk Era G-Funk
Pantera Far Beyond Driven Groove Metal
Everything But the Girl Amplified Heart Pop Rock, Sophisti-Pop
Mark Lanegan Whiskey for the Holy Ghost Folk Rock, Singer/Songwriter
Primal Scream Give Out But Don't Give Up Blues Rock
Laika Silver Apples of the Moon Post-Rock, Trip Hop
Café Tacvba Re Latin Alternative, Pop Rock
Grant Lee Buffalo Mighty Joe Moon Alt-Country, Alternative Rock, Americana
Eric Clapton From the Cradle Blues, Blues Rock
The Magnetic Fields The Charm of the Highway Strip Indie Pop, Synthpop
Spearhead Home Conscious Hip Hop
The Stone Roses Second Coming Baggy / Madchester, Britpop
The Future Sound of London Lifeforms Ambient Techno
Palace Brothers Days in the Wake Alt-Country, Singer/Songwriter
Shudder to Think Pony Express Record Post-Hardcore
Jawbreaker 24 Hour Revenge Therapy Emo, Punk Rock
Lisa Germano Geek the Girl Dream Pop, Singer/Songwriter, Slowcore
Arthur Russell Another Thought Art Pop
NoFX Punk in Drublic Pop Punk, Skate Punk
Edwyn Collins Gorgeous George Indie Pop, Pop Rock, Sophisti-Pop
Grant McLennan Horsebreaker Star Pop Rock
Nick Lowe The Impossible Bird Singer/Songwriter
Joshua Redman Moodswing Jazz
Drive Like Jehu Yank Crime Math Rock, Post-Hardcore
Organized Konfusion Stress: The Extinction Agenda Boom Bap, Conscious Hip Hop, Jazz Rap
Hootie & The Blowfish Cracked Rear View Heartland Rock, Pop Rock
Evan Parker 50th Birthday Concert European Free Jazz
Elliott Smith Roman Candle Acoustic Rock, Lo-Fi Indie, Singer/Songwriter
Terrorvision How to Make Friends and Influence People Alternative Rock, Hard Rock
Dan Penn Do Right Man Country Soul, Southern Soul