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The Best Alternative Rock Albums of the 1980s

1.

Pixies - Doolittle
April 18, 1989
Critic Score
100
5 reviews

2.

The Replacements - Let It Be
October 2, 1984
Critic Score
100
4 reviews

3.

The Stone Roses - The Stone Roses
March 13, 1989
Critic Score
100
4 reviews

4.

The Smiths - Hatful of Hollow
November 12, 1984
Critic Score
100
4 reviews

5.

Hüsker Dü - New Day Rising
January 1, 1985
Critic Score
100
2 reviews

6.

Meat Puppets - Meat Puppets II
April 1, 1984
Critic Score
100
1 review

7.

Sonic Youth - Sister
June 1, 1987
Critic Score
100
4 reviews

8.

Hüsker Dü - Flip Your Wig
September 1, 1985
Critic Score
95
2 reviews

9.

R.E.M. - Murmur
April 12, 1983
Critic Score
95
7 reviews

10.

The Replacements - Tim
October 1, 1985
Critic Score
92
3 reviews

11.

Sonic Youth - Daydream Nation
October 1, 1988
Critic Score
92
6 reviews

12.

Pixies - Surfer Rosa
March 21, 1988
Critic Score
91
5 reviews

13.

R.E.M. - Document
September 1, 1987
Critic Score
91
4 reviews

14.

R.E.M. - Reckoning
April 9, 1984
Critic Score
91
4 reviews

15.

Violent Femmes - Violent Femmes
April 1, 1983
Critic Score
90
3 reviews

16.

R.E.M. - Lifes Rich Pageant
July 28, 1986
Critic Score
90
4 reviews

17.

Jane's Addiction - Nothing's Shocking
August 23, 1988
Critic Score
90
2 reviews

18.

Noir Désir - Veuillez rendre l'âme (à qui elle appartient)
January 29, 1989
Critic Score
90
1 review

19.

Minutemen - 3-Way Tie (For Last)
December 1, 1985
Critic Score
90
1 review

20.

Fishbone - Truth and Soul
September 13, 1988
Critic Score
90
1 review

21.

Titãs - Cabeça Dinossauro
July 21, 1986
Critic Score
90
1 review

22.

Ian McCulloch - Candleland
September 17, 1989
Critic Score
90
1 review

23.

Thin White Rope - Moonhead
April 5, 1987
Critic Score
90
1 review

24.

Meat Puppets - Up on the Sun
March 1, 1985
Critic Score
90
1 review
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