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The Best Alternative Rock Albums of the 1990s

1. Motorpsycho - Demon Box

Motorpsycho - Demon Box
February 2, 1993
Critic Score
100
1 review

2. R.E.M. - Automatic for the People

R.E.M. - Automatic for the People
October 5, 1992
Critic Score
100
5 reviews

3. U2 - Achtung Baby

U2 - Achtung Baby
November 18, 1991
Critic Score
99
6 reviews

4. Oasis - Definitely Maybe

Oasis - Definitely Maybe
August 30, 1994
Critic Score
95
6 reviews

5. Weezer - Weezer (Blue Album)

Weezer - Weezer (Blue Album)
May 10, 1994
Critic Score
95
5 reviews

6. Radiohead - OK Computer

Radiohead - OK Computer
June 16, 1997
Critic Score
94
10 reviews

7. Soundgarden - Superunknown

Soundgarden - Superunknown
March 8, 1994
Critic Score
93
5 reviews

8. PJ Harvey - Dry

PJ Harvey - Dry
June 30, 1992
Critic Score
93
4 reviews

9. Beck - Odelay

Beck - Odelay
June 18, 1996
Critic Score
93
7 reviews

10. Nirvana - Nevermind

Nirvana - Nevermind
September 24, 1991
Critic Score
92
5 reviews

11. Jawbox - For Your Own Special Sweetheart

Jawbox - For Your Own Special Sweetheart
February 8, 1994
Critic Score
92
4 reviews

12. Jeff Buckley - Grace

Jeff Buckley - Grace
August 23, 1994
Critic Score
92
8 reviews

13. Ween - Pure Guava

Ween - Pure Guava
November 15, 1992
Critic Score
92
2 reviews

14. Manic Street Preachers - The Holy Bible

Manic Street Preachers - The Holy Bible
August 29, 1994
Critic Score
91
4 reviews

16. Nirvana - MTV Unplugged in New York

Nirvana - MTV Unplugged in New York
November 1, 1994
Critic Score
91
6 reviews

17. Concrete Blonde - Bloodletting

Concrete Blonde - Bloodletting
September 19, 1990
Critic Score
91
2 reviews

19. PJ Harvey - To Bring You My Love

PJ Harvey - To Bring You My Love
February 28, 1995
Critic Score
90
5 reviews

20. Swervedriver - Mezcal Head

Swervedriver - Mezcal Head
August 5, 1993
Critic Score
90
4 reviews

21. Soul Coughing - Ruby Vroom

Soul Coughing - Ruby Vroom
September 27, 1994
Critic Score
90
3 reviews

22. Manic Street Preachers - Generation Terrorists

Manic Street Preachers - Generation Terrorists
February 10, 1992
Critic Score
90
3 reviews

23. Cracker - Cracker

Cracker - Cracker
March 10, 1992
Critic Score
90
2 reviews

25. Soul Asylum - Grave Dancers Union

Soul Asylum - Grave Dancers Union
October 6, 1992
Critic Score
90
2 reviews
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