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The Best Alternative Rock Albums of All Time

1.

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

2.

U2 - Achtung Baby
November 18, 1991
Critic Score
98
5 reviews

3.

R.E.M. - Automatic for the People
October 5, 1992
Critic Score
96
5 reviews

4.

Oasis - Definitely Maybe
August 30, 1994
Critic Score
94
8 reviews

5.

Beck - Odelay
June 18, 1996
Critic Score
94
8 reviews

6.

Radiohead - OK Computer
May 21, 1997
Critic Score
94
10 reviews

7.

R.E.M. - Murmur
April 12, 1983
Critic Score
94
6 reviews

8.

Nirvana - Live at Reading
November 3, 2009
Critic Score
93
14 reviews

9.

Jawbox - For Your Own Special Sweetheart
February 8, 1994
Critic Score
91
5 reviews

10.

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

11.

PJ Harvey - To Bring You My Love
February 28, 1995
Critic Score
91
6 reviews

12.

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

13.

PJ Harvey - Dry
March 30, 1992
Critic Score
91
5 reviews

14.

Super Furry Animals - Songbook: The Singles, Vol. 1
October 4, 2004
Critic Score
91
7 reviews

15.

Jeff Buckley - Grace
August 23, 1994
Critic Score
90
7 reviews

16.

Sinéad O'Connor - I Do Not Want What I Haven't Got
March 1, 1990
Critic Score
90
5 reviews

17.

Sonic Youth - Daydream Nation
October 1, 1988
Critic Score
90
5 reviews

18.

Matthew Sweet - Girlfriend
October 22, 1991
Critic Score
90
5 reviews

19.

Super Furry Animals - Radiator
August 25, 1997
Critic Score
90
5 reviews

20.

Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds - Lovely Creatures
May 5, 2017
Critic Score
90
13 reviews

21.

Nirvana - Nevermind
September 24, 1991
Critic Score
89
7 reviews

22.

Nirvana - In Utero
September 13, 1993
Critic Score
89
7 reviews

23.

PJ Harvey - Let England Shake
February 14, 2011
Critic Score
89
42 reviews

24.

Manic Street Preachers - Everything Must Go
May 20, 1996
Critic Score
89
6 reviews

25.

Radiohead - In Rainbows
October 10, 2007
Critic Score
88
28 reviews
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