Top Albums of 1994





Rank All Time Rank Artist Album Genres
1
53
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
188
Nas Illmatic Boom Bap, Hardcore Hip Hop
8
245
Soundgarden Superunknown Grunge
9
254
The Notorious B.I.G. Ready to Die Boom Bap, Gangsta Rap
10
261
Hole Live Through This Grunge
11
271
Nirvana MTV Unplugged in New York Acoustic Rock, Alternative Rock
12
273
Beastie Boys Ill Communication Hip Hop
13
291
Weezer Weezer ["The Blue Album"] Alternative Rock, Power Pop
14
316
Green Day Dookie Pop Punk
15
335
Beck Mellow Gold Alternative Singer/Songwriter, Lo-Fi Indie
16
341
Johnny Cash American Recordings Americana
17
399
The Prodigy Music for the Jilted Generation Big Beat
18
537
TLC CrazySexyCool Contemporary R&B
19
567
Guided by Voices Bee Thousand Lo-Fi Indie
20
669
Massive Attack Protection Trip Hop
21
708
Suede Dog Man Star Britpop, Glam Rock
22
711
Manic Street Preachers The Holy Bible Alternative Rock
23
772
Morrissey Vauxhall and I Indie Pop, Pop Rock
24
887
Pearl Jam Vitalogy Grunge
25
1007
Blumfeld L'Etat Et Moi Indie Rock
26
1026
Built to Spill There's Nothing Wrong with Love Indie Rock
27
1032
Kyuss Welcome to Sky Valley Stoner Metal, Stoner Rock
28
1055
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds Let Love In Alternative Rock, Post-Punk
29
1092
Blues Explosion Orange Garage Punk, Punk Blues
30
1158
Shellac At Action Park Math Rock, Noise Rock, Post-Hardcore
31
1203
Korn Korn Nu Metal
32
1216
Pulp His 'n' Hers Britpop
33
1305
The Offspring Smash Skate Punk
34
1337
Aphex Twin Selected Ambient Works Volume II Ambient, Electronic
35
1367
Mary J. Blige My Life Contemporary R&B
36
1390
Therapy? Troublegum Alternative Metal, Alternative Rock
37
1471
Ali Farka Touré with Ry Cooder Talking Timbuktu Blues, Mande Music, Songhai Music
38
1530
Neil Young and Crazy Horse Sleeps with Angels Rock
39
1644
Jawbox For Your Own Special Sweetheart Alternative Rock, Post-Hardcore
40
1646
Tori Amos Under the Pink Singer/Songwriter
41
1737
R.E.M. Monster Alternative Rock
42
1748
Sunny Day Real Estate Diary Midwest Emo
43
1751
dEUS Worst Case Scenario Art Rock, Indie Rock
44
1761
Sebadoh Bakesale Indie Rock
45
1827
Frank Black Teenager of the Year Alternative Rock
46
2120
Ben Harper Welcome to the Cruel World Folk Rock, Singer/Songwriter
47
2160
The Sabres of Paradise Haunted Dancehall Ambient, IDM
48
2252
Jimmy Page & Robert Plant No Quarter - Unledded Acoustic Rock, Blues Rock
49
2362
Tortoise Tortoise Post-Rock
50
2430
Motorpsycho Timothy's Monster Indie Rock
51
2470
Ween Chocolate and Cheese Alternative Rock
52
2477
Global Communication 76:14 Ambient, Ambient Techno
53
2527
Robert Hood Minimal Nation Detroit Techno, Minimal Techno
54
2529
Live Throwing Copper Post-Grunge
55
2572
Plastikman Musik Minimal Techno
56
2642
Archers of Loaf Icky Mettle Indie Rock, Noise Pop
57
2690
4 Hero Parallel Universe Atmospheric Drum and Bass
58
2703
Bark Psychosis Hex Post-Rock
59
2717
Tom Petty Wildflowers Heartland Rock, Pop Rock, Singer/Songwriter
60
2730
MC Solaar Prose combat Boom Bap, Conscious Hip Hop, French Hip Hop, Jazz Rap
61
2734
OutKast Southernplayalisti- cadillacmuzik Hip Hop
62
2755
Low I Could Live in Hope Slowcore
63
2797
Machine Head Burn My Eyes Groove Metal, Thrash Metal
64
2897
Cardinal Cardinal Chamber Pop
65
2938
Sloan Twice Removed Alternative Rock, Power Pop
66
2953
The High Llamas Gideon Gaye Chamber Pop, Sunshine Pop
67
2967
Emperor In the Nightside Eclipse Symphonic Black Metal
68
2968
Orbital Snivilisation Techno
69
2998
Disco Inferno D. I. Go Pop Experimental Rock, Post-Rock

Albums "bubbling under" the all-time top 3000:
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
Soul Coughing Ruby Vroom Alternative Rock, Jazz-Rock
Stina Nordenstam And She Closed Her Eyes Ambient Pop, Dream Pop, Singer/Songwriter
Henry Threadgill Carry the Day Avant-Garde Jazz
Common Sense Resurrection Boom Bap, Conscious Hip Hop
Liz Phair Whip-Smart Alternative Singer/Songwriter, Indie Rock
Kristin Hersh Hips and Makers Alternative Singer/Songwriter, Indie Folk
Mano Negra Casa Babylon Alternative Rock, Latin Alternative
Method Man Tical Boom Bap, Hardcore Hip Hop
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
The Rolling Stones Voodoo Lounge Rock
Bush Sixteen Stone Grunge, Post-Grunge
Huun-Huur-Tu The Orphan's Lament Tuvan Throat Singing
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
Iris DeMent My Life Country
Alice in Chains Jar of Flies Acoustic Rock, Grunge
Café Tacvba Re Latin Alternative, Pop Rock
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
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
Palace Brothers Days in the Wake Alt-Country, Singer/Songwriter
The Future Sound of London Lifeforms Ambient Techno
NoFX Punk in Drublic Pop Punk, Skate Punk
Shudder to Think Pony Express Record Post-Hardcore
Lisa Germano Geek the Girl Dream Pop, Singer/Songwriter, Slowcore
Arthur Russell Another Thought Art Pop
Edwyn Collins Gorgeous George Indie Pop, Pop Rock, Sophisti-Pop
Grant McLennan Horsebreaker Star Pop Rock
Nick Lowe The Impossible Bird Singer/Songwriter
Organized Konfusion Stress: The Extinction Agenda Boom Bap, Conscious Hip Hop, Jazz Rap
Joshua Redman Moodswing Jazz
Drive Like Jehu Yank Crime Math Rock, Post-Hardcore
Hootie & The Blowfish Cracked Rear View Heartland Rock, Pop Rock
Jawbreaker 24 Hour Revenge Therapy Emo, Punk Rock
Elliott Smith Roman Candle Acoustic Rock, Lo-Fi Indie, Singer/Songwriter
Evan Parker 50th Birthday Concert European Free Jazz
Terrorvision How to Make Friends and Influence People Alternative Rock, Hard Rock
Dan Penn Do Right Man Country Soul, Southern Soul