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The Best Alternative Rock Albums of the 1980s by User Score

1.

Pixies - Doolittle
April 18th, 1989
USER SCORE
89
1037 reviews

2.

Sonic Youth - Daydream Nation
October 1st, 1988
USER SCORE
88
702 reviews

3.

The Stone Roses - The Stone Roses
March 13th, 1989
USER SCORE
88
572 reviews

4.

The Replacements - Let It Be
October 2nd, 1984
USER SCORE
86
280 reviews

5.

R.E.M. - Murmur
April 12th, 1983
USER SCORE
86
317 reviews

6.

Pixies - Surfer Rosa
March 21st, 1988
USER SCORE
86
603 reviews

7.

The Replacements - Tim
October 1st, 1985
USER SCORE
86
138 reviews

8.

Dinosaur Jr. - You're Living All Over Me
December 14th, 1987
USER SCORE
86
235 reviews

9.

The Replacements - Pleased to Meet Me
July 7th, 1987
USER SCORE
85
80 reviews

10.

Titãs - Cabeça Dinossauro
July 21st, 1986
USER SCORE
85
38 reviews

11.

Violent Femmes - Violent Femmes
April 1st, 1983
USER SCORE
85
303 reviews

12.

R.E.M. - Reckoning
April 9th, 1984
USER SCORE
84
157 reviews

13.

Sonic Youth - Sister
June 1st, 1987
USER SCORE
84
285 reviews

14.

The Jesus and Mary Chain - Darklands
October 18th, 1987
USER SCORE
83
127 reviews

15.

The Cure - The Head on the Door
August 26th, 1985
USER SCORE
83
275 reviews

16.

Pixies - Come on Pilgrim
September 28th, 1987
USER SCORE
83
119 reviews

17.

R.E.M. - Document
September 1st, 1987
USER SCORE
83
150 reviews

18.

Dinosaur Jr. - Bug
October 31st, 1988
USER SCORE
82
78 reviews

19.

The Smiths - Strangeways, Here We Come
September 28th, 1987
USER SCORE
82
358 reviews

20.

Hüsker Dü - New Day Rising
January 1st, 1985
USER SCORE
82
106 reviews

21.

Sonic Youth - EVOL
May 1st, 1986
USER SCORE
82
236 reviews

22.

The Cure - Kiss Me, Kiss Me, Kiss Me
May 25th, 1987
USER SCORE
82
235 reviews

23.

Faith No More - The Real Thing
June 20th, 1989
USER SCORE
82
96 reviews

24.

Meat Puppets - Up on the Sun
March 1st, 1985
USER SCORE
81
32 reviews

25.

Hüsker Dü - Flip Your Wig
September 1st, 1985
USER SCORE
81
46 reviews
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