The Best Alternative Rock Albums of All Time

1. Pixies - Doolittle

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

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. R.E.M. - Murmur

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

7. Radiohead - OK Computer

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

8. Soundgarden - Superunknown

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

9. Beck - Odelay

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

10. Nirvana - Live at Reading

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

11. Nirvana - Nevermind

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

12. Sonic Youth - Daydream Nation

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

13. Wilco - Yankee Hotel Foxtrot

Wilco - Yankee Hotel Foxtrot
April 23, 2002
Critic Score
92
12 reviews

14. Nirvana - MTV Unplugged in New York

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

15. Super Furry Animals - Songbook: The Singles, Vol. 1

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

16. Jeff Buckley - Grace

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

18. PJ Harvey - To Bring You My Love

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

19. Super Furry Animals - Radiator

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

20. The Smashing Pumpkins - Siamese Dream

The Smashing Pumpkins - Siamese Dream
July 27, 1993
Critic Score
90
7 reviews

21. Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds - Let Love In

Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds - Let Love In
April 18, 1994
Critic Score
89
5 reviews

22. PJ Harvey - Let England Shake

PJ Harvey - Let England Shake
February 15, 2011
Critic Score
89
32 reviews

24. Sonic Youth - Dirty

Sonic Youth - Dirty
July 21, 1992
Critic Score
89
6 reviews

25. Nirvana - In Utero

Nirvana - In Utero
September 13, 1993
Critic Score
88
6 reviews
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