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

80
user score (16)
Royal Blood - Royal Blood
#2

Royal Blood

Royal Blood

77
user score (43)
Thurston Moore - The Best Day
#3

Thurston Moore

The Best Day

75
user score (12)
The Afghan Whigs - Do to the Beast
#4

The Afghan Whigs

Do to the Beast

75
user score (39)
Elbow - The Take Off and Landing of Everything
#5

Elbow

The Take Off and Landing of Everything

75
user score (46)
Bob Mould - Beauty & Ruin
#6

Bob Mould

Beauty & Ruin

74
user score (13)
Morrissey - World Peace Is None of Your Business
#7

Morrissey

World Peace Is None of Your Business

73
user score (30)
Band of Skulls - Himalayan
#8

Band of Skulls

Himalayan

72
user score (14)

RECENT ALTERNATIVE ROCK ALBUMS

The Smashing Pumpkins - Monuments to an Elegy

The Smashing Pumpkins

Monuments to an Elegy

68
critic score (15)
71
user score (12)
Foo Fighters - Sonic Highways

Foo Fighters

Sonic Highways

65
critic score (17)
65
user score (33)
Thurston Moore - The Best Day

Thurston Moore

The Best Day

70
critic score (16)
75
user score (12)
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)
72
user score (42)
Johnny Marr - Playland

Johnny Marr

Playland

62
critic score (12)
71
user score (10)
The Smashing Pumpkins - Adore [Reissue]

The Smashing Pumpkins

Adore [Reissue]

80
critic score (4)
90
user score (2)

UPCOMING ALTERNATIVE ROCK ALBUMS

No albums currently on the radar.


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

Critics' Top Alternative Rock Artists

#1

Nirvana

92
critic score (30)
#2

The Replacements

87
critic score (14)
#3

Pulp

85
critic score (21)
#4

Modest Mouse

84
critic score (28)
#5

Radiohead

84
critic score (39)
#6

Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds

81
critic score (74)
#7

Blur

80
critic score (33)
#8

Beck

80
critic score (57)