BEST OF
2014

Alternative Rock

CRITICS' HIGHEST RATED ALTERNATIVE ROCK ALBUMS OF 2014

Wolf Alice - Creature Songs
#1

Wolf Alice

Creature Songs

81
critic score (4)
Against Me! - Transgender Dysphoria Blues
#2

Against Me!

Transgender Dysphoria Blues

80
critic score (14)
Manic Street Preachers - Futurology
#3

Manic Street Preachers

Futurology

80
critic score (8)
Bob Mould - Beauty & Ruin
#4

Bob Mould

Beauty & Ruin

77
critic score (14)
Mark Lanegan - Has God Seen My Shadow? An Anthology 1989-2011
#5

Mark Lanegan

Has God Seen My Shadow? An Anthology 1989-2011

75
critic score (7)
R.E.M. - Unplugged: The Complete 1991 and 2001 Sessions
#6

R.E.M.

Unplugged: The Complete 1991 and 2001 Sessions

74
critic score (6)
Elbow - The Take Off and Landing of Everything
#7

Elbow

The Take Off and Landing of Everything

73
critic score (14)
The Afghan Whigs - Do to the Beast
#8

The Afghan Whigs

Do to the Beast

72
critic score (19)

USERS' HIGHEST RATED ALTERNATIVE ROCK ALBUMS OF 2014

Manic Street Preachers - Futurology
#1

Manic Street Preachers

Futurology

79
user score (15)
Royal Blood - Royal Blood
#2

Royal Blood

Royal Blood

77
user score (30)
The Afghan Whigs - Do to the Beast
#3

The Afghan Whigs

Do to the Beast

76
user score (36)
Thurston Moore - The Best Day
#4

Thurston Moore

The Best Day

74
user score (11)
Bob Mould - Beauty & Ruin
#5

Bob Mould

Beauty & Ruin

74
user score (13)
Weezer - Everything Will Be Alright in the End
#6

Weezer

Everything Will Be Alright in the End

74
user score (33)
Elbow - The Take Off and Landing of Everything
#7

Elbow

The Take Off and Landing of Everything

73
user score (45)
Band of Skulls - Himalayan
#8

Band of Skulls

Himalayan

72
user score (12)

RECENT ALTERNATIVE ROCK ALBUMS

Foo Fighters - Sonic Highways

Foo Fighters

Sonic Highways

65
critic score (17)
64
user score (27)
Thurston Moore - The Best Day

Thurston Moore

The Best Day

71
critic score (15)
74
user score (11)
Melvins - Hold It In

Melvins

Hold It In

69
critic score (9)
69
user score (4)
Yellowcard - Lift a Sail

Yellowcard

Lift a Sail

75
critic score (2)
76
user score (4)
Weezer - Everything Will Be Alright in the End

Weezer

Everything Will Be Alright in the End

69
critic score (19)
74
user score (33)
Johnny Marr - Playland

Johnny Marr

Playland

62
critic score (12)
70
user score (9)
The Smashing Pumpkins - Adore [Reissue]

The Smashing Pumpkins

Adore [Reissue]

80
critic score (4)
90
user score (2)
Sleepwave - Broken Compass

Sleepwave

Broken Compass

60
critic score (1)
65
user score (3)

UPCOMING ALTERNATIVE ROCK ALBUMS

No albums currently on the radar.


Smashing Pumpkins premiere new single “Tiberius”
Album Stream: Foo Fighters - Sonic Highways
New Track: Smashing Pumpkins - "One and All"
New Track: Foo Fighters - "Congregation"

Critics' Top Alternative Rock Artists

#1

Nirvana

93
critic score (29)
#2

The Replacements

87
critic score (14)
#3

Pulp

87
critic score (15)
#4

Modest Mouse

84
critic score (28)
#5

Radiohead

84
critic score (36)
#6

Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds

81
critic score (74)
#7

Beck

80
critic score (56)
#8

Blur

80
critic score (33)