Best Alternative Rock Albums of All Time


01
Manchester Orchestra
A Black Mile to the Surface

4.59
32 votes
02
Radiohead
OK Computer

4.57
7797 votes
03
The Cure
Disintegration

4.51
2179 votes
04
Godspeed You! Black Emperor
F♯ A♯ ∞

4.5
3281 votes
05
Elliott Smith
Either/Or

4.5
3926 votes
06
Godspeed You! Black Emperor
Lift Your Skinny Fists Like Antennas to Heaven

4.5
3378 votes
07
Godspeed You! Black Emperor
Slow Riot For New Zero Kanada

4.48
2007 votes
08
Nick Drake
Pink Moon

4.48
1703 votes
09
Tool
Lateralus

4.47
5990 votes
10
Brand New
The Devil and God Are Raging Inside Me

4.46
11146 votes
11
Radiohead
Kid A

4.46
6475 votes
12
My Bloody Valentine
Loveless

4.46
3246 votes
13
Jeff Buckley
Grace

4.46
1731 votes
14
Tool
Ænima

4.46
5379 votes
15
Pixies
Doolittle

4.45
5330 votes
16
Slint
Spiderland

4.45
1744 votes
17
Swans
Soundtracks for the Blind

4.45
967 votes
18
The Smiths
The Queen Is Dead

4.45
4514 votes
19
Nine Inch Nails
The Downward Spiral

4.45
3616 votes
20
Neutral Milk Hotel
In the Aeroplane Over the Sea

4.44
12849 votes
21
Faith No More
Angel Dust

4.44
2272 votes
22
Alice in Chains
Dirt

4.43
7404 votes
23
The Smashing Pumpkins
Siamese Dream

4.43
9369 votes
24
Kashiwa Daisuke
Program Music I

4.43
742 votes
25
Talk Talk
Laughing Stock

4.43
953 votes
26
Sonic Youth
Daydream Nation

4.4
2091 votes
27
Weezer
Pinkerton

4.4
6144 votes
28
Modest Mouse
The Lonesome Crowded West

4.39
5733 votes
29
Manic Street Preachers
The Holy Bible

4.39
632 votes
30
Weezer
Weezer

4.38
7046 votes
31
Deftones
White Pony

4.37
4659 votes
32
Sigur Ros
Agætis byrjun

4.37
2304 votes
33
The Microphones
The Glow Pt. 2

4.37
1892 votes
34
Dinosaur Jr.
You're Living All Over Me

4.36
2302 votes
35
Pearl Jam
Ten

4.36
6474 votes
36
Third Eye Blind
Third Eye Blind

4.36
2358 votes
37
The National
Boxer

4.36
4274 votes
38
mewithoutYou
Brother, Sister

4.35
1745 votes
39
Failure
Fantastic Planet

4.35
862 votes
40
Modest Mouse
The Moon & Antarctica

4.35
7056 votes
41
Soundgarden
Superunknown

4.35
5590 votes
42
Talk Talk
Spirit of Eden

4.32
630 votes
43
Sigur Ros
( )

4.32
2545 votes
44
Elliott Smith
XO

4.32
2506 votes
45
Slowdive
Souvlaki

4.32
1210 votes
46
Elliott Smith
Elliott Smith

4.32
2334 votes
47
Nick Drake
Five Leaves Left

4.32
844 votes
48
Guided by Voices
Bee Thousand

4.31
868 votes
49
The Replacements
Let It Be

4.31
607 votes
50
Alice in Chains
Jar of Flies

4.31
4140 votes
51
Built to Spill
Perfect from Now On

4.31
2316 votes
52
Pavement
Crooked Rain, Crooked Rain

4.31
3501 votes
53
Against Me!
Against Me!

4.31
381 votes
54
Arcade Fire
Funeral

4.31
11073 votes
55
The Dismemberment Plan
Emergency & I

4.31
1218 votes
56
The Tallest Man on Earth
The Wild Hunt

4.3
1413 votes
57
The National
Alligator

4.3
3280 votes
58
Trespassers William
Different Stars

4.3
454 votes
59
Sufjan Stevens
Illinois

4.3
2027 votes
60
Have a Nice Life
Deathconsciousness

4.3
1202 votes
61
Pixies
Surfer Rosa

4.29
4098 votes
62
Joanna Newsom
Ys

4.29
676 votes
63
Oceansize
Frames

4.29
1290 votes
64
Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds
Let Love In

4.29
535 votes
65
The Menzingers
On the Impossible Past

4.28
740 votes
66
Radiohead
In Rainbows

4.28
5585 votes
67
Sonic Youth
Sister

4.28
944 votes
68
Bon Iver
For Emma, Forever Ago

4.28
3082 votes
69
Red House Painters
Red House Painters

4.27
796 votes
70
The Angelic Process
Weighing Souls With Sand

4.27
359 votes
71
American Football
American Football

4.27
2075 votes
72
My Bloody Valentine
You Made Me Realise

4.26
443 votes
73
Yndi Halda
Enjoy Eternal Bliss

4.26
801 votes
74
Red Hot Chili Peppers
Blood Sugar Sex Magik

4.26
3168 votes
75
The National
High Violet

4.26
4248 votes
76
Paysage d'Hiver
Winterkaelte

4.26
228 votes
77
Nine Inch Nails
The Fragile

4.26
2406 votes
78
Ween
The Mollusk

4.26
448 votes
79
Frank Turner
Love, Ire & Song

4.26
680 votes
80
Wilco
Yankee Hotel Foxtrot

4.26
1361 votes
81
In Flames
The Jester Race

4.26
2243 votes
82
Pulp
Different Class

4.26
866 votes
83
Matthew Good Band
Beautiful Midnight

4.26
540 votes
84
Yo La Tengo
I Can Hear the Heart Beating as One

4.26
1410 votes
85
The Reign Of Kindo
Rhythm, Chord & Melody

4.26
380 votes
86
The Cure
Pornography

4.26
1269 votes
87
Earthside
A Dream In Static

4.26
287 votes
88
R.E.M.
Automatic for the People

4.26
2058 votes
89
The Gathering
How to Measure a Planet?

4.26
286 votes
90
Frightened Rabbit
The Midnight Organ Fight

4.25
1268 votes
91
Hum
Downward Is Heavenward

4.25
614 votes
92
Interpol
Turn on the Bright Lights

4.25
2109 votes
93
Swans
Children of God

4.25
704 votes
94
Queens of the Stone Age
Songs for the Deaf

4.25
3634 votes
95
Guided by Voices
Alien Lanes

4.25
482 votes
96
Clint Mansell, Kronos Quartet and Mogwai
The Fountain

4.25
137 votes
97
The Weakerthans
Reconstruction Site

4.24
1194 votes
98
Paysage d'Hiver
Paysage d'Hiver

4.24
245 votes
99
Anathema
Judgement

4.24
951 votes
100
Cap'n Jazz
Shmap'n Shmazz

4.24
422 votes
101
Tori Amos
Little Earthquakes

4.24
327 votes
102
Built to Spill
Keep It Like a Secret

4.24
2151 votes
103
Hammock
Raising Your Voice... Trying to Stop an Echo

4.24
764 votes
104
Nine Inch Nails
Still

4.23
368 votes
105
Spiritualized
Ladies and Gentlemen We Are Floating in Space

4.23
520 votes
106
The Smashing Pumpkins
Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness

4.23
8412 votes
107
Sufjan Stevens
Carrie and Lowell

4.23
1301 votes
108
Jeff Rosenstock
Worry.

4.23
473 votes
109
Belle and Sebastian
If You're Feeling Sinister

4.23
1959 votes
110
Primus
Frizzle Fry

4.22
1008 votes
111
Carissa's Wierd
Songs About Leaving

4.22
984 votes
112
The Gaslight Anthem
The '59 Sound

4.22
1482 votes
113
The Dear Hunter
Act II: The Meaning of, & All Things Regarding Ms. Leading

4.22
2178 votes
114
mewithoutYou
Catch For Us the Foxes

4.22
1258 votes
115
Hopesfall
No Wings To Speak Of

4.22
340 votes
116
R.E.M.
Murmur

4.22
1412 votes
117
Oceansize
Effloresce

4.22
1062 votes
118
The Mountain Goats
All Hail West Texas

4.22
630 votes
119
Pavement
Slanted and Enchanted

4.22
3255 votes
120
A Bunny's Caravan
Draining Puddles, Retrieving Treasures

4.22
496 votes
121
Tigers on Trains
Grandfather

4.22
478 votes
122
The Verve
The Verve

4.21
108 votes
123
Coheed and Cambria
In Keeping Secrets of Silent Earth: 3

4.21
2504 votes
124
The Wrens
The Meadowlands

4.21
470 votes
125
Say Anything
...Is a Real Boy

4.21
2884 votes
126
dredg
El Cielo

4.21
1609 votes
127
PJ Harvey
To Bring You My Love

4.21
700 votes
128
The Verve
A Storm in Heaven

4.21
316 votes
129
Sunny Day Real Estate
Diary

4.2
1374 votes
130
Mew
Frengers

4.2
1564 votes
131
Red House Painters
Down Colorful Hill

4.2
608 votes
132
The Replacements
Tim

4.2
366 votes
133
Saves the Day
Stay What You Are

4.2
606 votes
134
The Antlers
Hospice

4.2
3212 votes
135
Suede
Dog Man Star

4.2
382 votes
136
The Wonder Years
The Greatest Generation

4.2
1170 votes
137
Swans
White Light From the Mouth of Infinity

4.2
580 votes
138
The Stone Roses
The Stone Roses

4.19
1682 votes
139
Bark Psychosis
Hex

4.19
654 votes
140
The Weakerthans
Left and Leaving

4.19
1065 votes
141
Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds
Tender Prey

4.19
330 votes
142
O'Brother
Garden Window

4.19
714 votes
143
Envy
All the Footprints You've Ever Left and the Fear Expecting Ahead

4.19
480 votes
144
Counting Crows
August And Everything After

4.19
429 votes
145
Morphine
Cure for Pain

4.19
468 votes
146
Mineral
The Power of Failing

4.19
962 votes
147
Saosin
Translating the Name

4.19
1128 votes
148
Mono / World's End Girlfriend
Palmless Prayer / Mass Murder Refrain

4.18
165 votes
149
The Magnetic Fields
69 Love Songs

4.18
576 votes
150
Titus Andronicus
The Monitor

4.18
1043 votes
151
Hopesfall
The Satellite Years

4.18
595 votes
152
Against Me!
Reinventing Axl Rose

4.18
1045 votes
153
Jimmy Eat World
Clarity

4.18
1124 votes
154
Queens of the Stone Age
...Like Clockwork

4.17
2182 votes
155
Thrice
Vheissu

4.17
6190 votes
156
King's X
Gretchen Goes to Nebraska

4.17
151 votes
157
Sun Kil Moon
Ghosts of the Great Highway

4.17
449 votes
158
The Dear Hunter
Act V: Hymns with the Devil in Confessional

4.17
920 votes
159
The Strokes
Is This It

4.17
5006 votes
160
Lydia
Illuminate

4.17
970 votes
161
Dinosaur Jr.
Bug

4.17
1212 votes
162
Empire! Empire! (I Was a Lonely Estate)
What It Takes to Move Forward

4.16
673 votes
163
Oasis
Definitely Maybe

4.16
1314 votes
164
The Mountain Goats
The Sunset Tree

4.16
968 votes
165
The Hotelier
Home, Like NoPlace Is There

4.16
1198 votes
166
Sigur Ros
Takk...

4.16
2092 votes
167
Oasis
(What's the Story) Morning Glory?

4.16
1982 votes
168
The Appleseed Cast
Low Level Owl, Volume I

4.16
492 votes
169
The Smiths
The Smiths

4.16
2518 votes
170
Swans
The Seer

4.16
1492 votes
171
Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds
Skeleton Tree

4.16
638 votes
172
Karnivool
Sound Awake

4.16
1338 votes
173
Mission of Burma
Signals, Calls, and Marches

4.16
218 votes
174
Deftones
Diamond Eyes

4.16
4097 votes
175
Modest Mouse
This Is a Long Drive for Someone with Nothing to Think About

4.16
3936 votes
176
The Dear Hunter
Violet

4.15
566 votes
177
Explosions in the Sky
The Earth is Not a Cold Dead Place

4.15
5024 votes
178
Envy
A Dead Sinking Story

4.15
604 votes
179
Nirvana
In Utero

4.15
9648 votes
180
Thrice
The Alchemy Index Vol. II: Water

4.15
166 votes
181
Jaga Jazzist
What We Must

4.15
430 votes
182
Broken Social Scene
You Forgot It in People

4.15
1724 votes
183
Brand New
Deja Entendu

4.15
8338 votes
184
System of a Down
Toxicity

4.15
5255 votes
185
Death Cab for Cutie
Transatlanticism

4.14
4128 votes
186
Wolves in the Throne Room
Two Hunters

4.14
1078 votes
187
Violent Femmes
Violent Femmes

4.14
482 votes
188
Owen
At Home With Owen

4.14
369 votes
189
Fair to Midland
Fables From a Mayfly: What I Tell You Three Times is True

4.14
984 votes
190
Mineral
EndSerenading

4.14
700 votes
191
City of Caterpillar
City of Caterpillar

4.14
801 votes
192
R.E.M.
Reckoning

4.14
914 votes
193
Radiohead
The Bends

4.14
5412 votes
194
Elliott Smith
Roman Candle

4.13
1570 votes
195
Bright Eyes
I'm Wide Awake, It's Morning

4.13
2588 votes
196
PJ Harvey
Rid of Me

4.13
712 votes
197
The Horrible Crowes
Elsie

4.13
504 votes
198
Primus
Sailing the Seas of Cheese

4.13
1081 votes
199
Cursive
The Ugly Organ

4.13
905 votes
200
Funeral Diner
The Underdark

4.13
483 votes



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