Best Alternative Rock Albums of All Time


01
Radiohead
OK Computer

4.57
6635 votes
02
Godspeed You! Black Emperor
F#A# (Infinity)

4.51
2784 votes
03
Godspeed You! Black Emperor
Lift Your Skinny Fists Like Antennas to Heaven

4.5
2866 votes
04
The Cure
Disintegration

4.49
1708 votes
05
Elliott Smith
Either/Or

4.49
3198 votes
06
Godspeed You! Black Emperor
Slow Riot For New Zero Kanada

4.49
1722 votes
07
Brand New
The Devil and God Are Raging Inside Me

4.47
9440 votes
08
My Bloody Valentine
Loveless

4.47
2665 votes
09
Tool
Lateralus

4.46
5274 votes
10
Swans
Soundtracks for the Blind

4.46
709 votes
11
Tool
Aenima

4.46
4743 votes
12
Neutral Milk Hotel
In the Aeroplane Over the Sea

4.46
10974 votes
13
Pixies
Doolittle

4.45
4510 votes
14
The Smiths
The Queen Is Dead

4.45
3516 votes
15
Jeff Buckley
Grace

4.45
1453 votes
16
Kashiwa Daisuke
Program Music I

4.44
641 votes
17
Radiohead
Kid A

4.44
5450 votes
18
Nine Inch Nails
The Downward Spiral

4.44
3111 votes
19
Slint
Spiderland

4.43
1309 votes
20
Faith No More
Angel Dust

4.43
1885 votes
21
The Smashing Pumpkins
Siamese Dream

4.43
8052 votes
22
Alice in Chains
Dirt

4.42
6364 votes
23
Talk Talk
Laughing Stock

4.41
727 votes
24
Sonic Youth
Daydream Nation

4.41
1805 votes
25
Manic Street Preachers
The Holy Bible

4.41
512 votes
26
Weezer
Pinkerton

4.4
5072 votes
27
Dinosaur Jr.
You're Living All Over Me

4.39
1928 votes
28
Modest Mouse
The Lonesome Crowded West

4.38
4677 votes
29
Deftones
White Pony

4.37
3929 votes
30
Weezer
Weezer

4.36
5822 votes
31
Pearl Jam
Ten

4.36
5590 votes
32
Sigur Ros
Agaetis Byrjun

4.36
1965 votes
33
The National
Boxer

4.34
3684 votes
34
Guided by Voices
Bee Thousand

4.34
696 votes
35
mewithoutYou
Brother, Sister

4.33
2932 votes
36
Third Eye Blind
Third Eye Blind

4.33
914 votes
37
Soundgarden
Superunknown

4.33
4648 votes
38
Elliott Smith
Elliott Smith

4.33
1902 votes
39
The Replacements
Let It Be

4.33
492 votes
40
Modest Mouse
The Moon & Antarctica

4.32
5922 votes
41
The Microphones
The Glow Pt. 2

4.32
1320 votes
42
Elliott Smith
XO

4.32
2098 votes
43
Sigur Ros
( )

4.32
2290 votes
44
Talk Talk
Spirit of Eden

4.32
454 votes
45
Built to Spill
Perfect from Now On

4.31
1845 votes
46
Arcade Fire
Funeral

4.31
9804 votes
47
Pavement
Crooked Rain, Crooked Rain

4.3
2964 votes
48
The Dismemberment Plan
Emergency & I

4.3
974 votes
49
Alice in Chains
Jar of Flies

4.3
3530 votes
50
Therapy?
Troublegum

4.3
210 votes
51
The Tallest Man on Earth
The Wild Hunt

4.3
1270 votes
52
Pixies
Surfer Rosa

4.3
3482 votes
53
Paysage d'Hiver
Winterkaelte

4.29
163 votes
54
Ween
The Mollusk

4.29
321 votes
55
The Flaming Lips
The Soft Bulletin

4.29
1039 votes
56
The Angelic Process
Weighing Souls With Sand

4.29
275 votes
57
The National
Alligator

4.29
2762 votes
58
Sonic Youth
Sister

4.28
775 votes
59
Oceansize
Frames

4.28
571 votes
60
Trespassers William
Different Stars

4.28
354 votes
61
Bon Iver
For Emma, Forever Ago

4.28
2613 votes
62
Failure
Fantastic Planet

4.28
542 votes
63
Yo La Tengo
I Can Hear the Heart Beating as One

4.28
1119 votes
64
The Weakerthans
Reconstruction Site

4.28
327 votes
65
Swans
Children of God

4.28
523 votes
66
My Bloody Valentine
You Made Me Realise

4.27
331 votes
67
Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds
Let Love In

4.27
349 votes
68
Guided by Voices
Alien Lanes

4.27
366 votes
69
Hum
Downward Is Heavenward

4.27
416 votes
70
Have a Nice Life
Deathconsciousness

4.27
903 votes
71
Red Hot Chili Peppers
Blood Sugar Sex Magik

4.26
2785 votes
72
Sufjan Stevens
Illinois

4.26
1572 votes
73
Slowdive
Souvlaki

4.26
791 votes
74
Nine Inch Nails
The Fragile

4.26
2063 votes
75
The Reign Of Kindo
Rhythm, Chord & Melody

4.26
298 votes
76
Red House Painters
Red House Painters I

4.26
840 votes
77
Yndi Halda
Enjoy Eternal Bliss

4.26
671 votes
78
American Football
American Football

4.26
1600 votes
79
Frightened Rabbit
The Midnight Organ Fight

4.26
1062 votes
80
Matthew Good Band
Beautiful Midnight

4.25
330 votes
81
Jarrod Alonge
Beating a Dead Horse

4.25
34 votes
82
Spiritualized
Ladies and Gentlemen We Are Floating in Space

4.25
380 votes
83
Paysage d'Hiver
Paysage d'Hiver

4.25
165 votes
84
Radiohead
In Rainbows

4.24
4694 votes
85
King's X
Gretchen Goes to Nebraska

4.24
119 votes
86
R.E.M.
Automatic for the People

4.24
1614 votes
87
The National
High Violet

4.24
3682 votes
88
Joanna Newsom
Ys

4.24
509 votes
89
Clint Mansell, Kronos Quartet and Mogwai
The Fountain

4.24
124 votes
90
Wilco
Yankee Hotel Foxtrot

4.24
2234 votes
91
Meat Puppets
Meat Puppets II

4.24
324 votes
92
R.E.M.
Murmur

4.24
1080 votes
93
Interpol
Turn on the Bright Lights

4.23
1765 votes
94
The Stone Roses
The Stone Roses

4.23
1322 votes
95
The Cure
Pornography

4.23
958 votes
96
Pavement
Slanted and Enchanted

4.23
2754 votes
97
The Magnetic Fields
69 Love Songs

4.23
424 votes
98
mewithoutYou
Catch For Us the Foxes

4.23
2122 votes
99
The Wrens
The Meadowlands

4.23
358 votes
100
The Mountain Goats
All Hail West Texas

4.23
458 votes
101
Queens of the Stone Age
Songs for the Deaf

4.23
3127 votes
102
Slowdive
Outside Your Room

4.23
31 votes
103
The Gathering
How to Measure a Planet?

4.23
237 votes
104
A Bunny's Caravan
Draining Puddles, Retrieving Treasures

4.23
390 votes
105
Nine Inch Nails
Still

4.22
318 votes
106
The Verve
A Storm in Heaven

4.22
236 votes
107
Anathema
Judgement

4.22
781 votes
108
The Smashing Pumpkins
Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness

4.22
7293 votes
109
Belle and Sebastian
If You're Feeling Sinister

4.22
1042 votes
110
The Gaslight Anthem
The '59 Sound

4.22
1349 votes
111
Hammock
Raising Your Voice... Trying to Stop an Echo

4.22
592 votes
112
Pulp
Different Class

4.22
319 votes
113
Say Anything
...Is a Real Boy

4.22
1287 votes
114
Songs: Ohia
Didn't It Rain

4.22
32 votes
115
Tori Amos
Little Earthquakes

4.22
270 votes
116
Built to Spill
Keep It Like a Secret

4.22
1740 votes
117
Oceansize
Effloresce

4.22
475 votes
118
Bomb the Music Industry!
Scrambles

4.22
497 votes
119
U2
The Joshua Tree

4.22
1260 votes
120
dredg
El Cielo

4.22
1494 votes
121
Hopesfall
No Wings To Speak Of

4.21
301 votes
122
Primus
Frizzle Fry

4.21
855 votes
123
Suede
Dog Man Star

4.21
278 votes
124
Sufjan Stevens
Carrie and Lowell

4.21
532 votes
125
The Weakerthans
Left and Leaving

4.21
283 votes
126
The Dear Hunter
Act II: The Meaning of, & All Things Regarding Ms. Leading

4.21
850 votes
127
The Replacements
Tim

4.21
295 votes
128
PJ Harvey
To Bring You My Love

4.2
498 votes
129
The Antlers
Hospice

4.2
2714 votes
130
Coheed and Cambria
In Keeping Secrets of Silent Earth: 3

4.2
2244 votes
131
Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds
Tender Prey

4.2
239 votes
132
Sunny Day Real Estate
Diary

4.2
1128 votes
133
Mew
Frengers

4.2
1316 votes
134
Yann Tiersen
Le fabuleux destin d'Amelie Poulain

4.2
147 votes
135
Saves the Day
Stay What You Are

4.2
530 votes
136
Carissa's Wierd
Songs About Leaving

4.2
482 votes
137
Mineral
The Power of Failing

4.2
353 votes
138
Red House Painters
Down Colorful Hill

4.19
603 votes
139
Hopesfall
The Satellite Years

4.19
511 votes
140
Envy
All the Footprints You've Ever Left...

4.19
408 votes
141
Morphine
Cure for Pain

4.19
168 votes
142
Counting Crows
August And Everything After

4.19
371 votes
143
Oasis
Definitely Maybe

4.19
1110 votes
144
Mission of Burma
Signals, Calls, and Marches

4.18
168 votes
145
Ben Frost
Theory of Machines

4.18
83 votes
146
Elliott Smith
Roman Candle

4.18
1268 votes
147
R.E.M.
Reckoning

4.18
690 votes
148
The Rural Alberta Advantage
Hometowns

4.18
276 votes
149
The Strokes
Is This It

4.18
4226 votes
150
Swans
White Light From the Mouth of Infinity

4.18
414 votes
151
Tigers on Trains
Grandfather

4.18
390 votes
152
Oasis
(What's the Story) Morning Glory?

4.18
1717 votes
153
Dinosaur Jr.
Bug

4.18
1030 votes
154
The Libertines
Don't Look Back Into the Sun

4.18
34 votes
155
Titus Andronicus
The Monitor

4.17
1798 votes
156
Empire! Empire! (I Was a Lonely Estate)
What It Takes to Move Forward

4.17
586 votes
157
Mono / World's End Girlfriend
Palmless Prayer / Mass Murder Refrain

4.17
141 votes
158
Saosin
Translating the Name

4.17
976 votes
159
Explosions in the Sky
The Earth is Not a Cold Dead Place

4.17
4502 votes
160
Jaga Jazzist
What We Must

4.17
400 votes
161
Jimmy Eat World
Clarity

4.16
916 votes
162
The Smiths
The Smiths

4.16
1888 votes
163
Violent Femmes
Violent Femmes

4.16
378 votes
164
Sigur Ros
Takk...

4.16
1863 votes
165
The Mountain Goats
The Coroner's Gambit

4.16
232 votes
166
Thrice
Vheissu

4.16
5536 votes
167
Queens of the Stone Age
...Like Clockwork

4.16
1713 votes
168
Curve
Cuckoo

4.16
32 votes
169
Sun Kil Moon
Ghosts of the Great Highway

4.15
349 votes
170
Deftones
Diamond Eyes

4.15
3443 votes
171
Envy
A Dead Sinking Story

4.15
534 votes
172
The Brian Jonestown Massacre
Take It From The Man!

4.15
146 votes
173
Radiohead
The Bends

4.15
4576 votes
174
U2
Achtung Baby

4.15
846 votes
175
The Mountain Goats
The Sunset Tree

4.15
740 votes
176
Brand New
Deja Entendu

4.15
7138 votes
177
Lydia
Illuminate

4.15
816 votes
178
Bark Psychosis
Hex

4.15
480 votes
179
Swans
The Seer

4.15
1175 votes
180
Owen
At Home With Owen

4.14
290 votes
181
Meat Puppets
Up on the Sun

4.14
159 votes
182
Sweet Trip
Velocity : Design : Comfort

4.14
70 votes
183
Ryan Adams
Heartbreaker

4.14
177 votes
184
Karnivool
Sound Awake

4.14
1172 votes
185
Tindersticks
Tindersticks

4.14
128 votes
186
Nirvana
In Utero

4.14
8192 votes
187
Fair to Midland
Fables From a Mayfly...

4.14
884 votes
188
John Frusciante
Curtains

4.14
378 votes
189
Swans
The Great Annihilator

4.14
448 votes
190
Failure
Magnified

4.14
234 votes
191
The Get Up Kids
Something to Write Home About

4.14
538 votes
192
Clever Girl
No Drum And Bass in the Jazz Room

4.14
44 votes
193
Starflyer 59
Gold

4.14
44 votes
194
City of Caterpillar
City of Caterpillar

4.14
680 votes
195
Galaxie 500
Today

4.13
178 votes
196
Wolves in the Throne Room
Two Hunters

4.13
921 votes
197
Modest Mouse
This Is a Long Drive for Someone with Nothing to Think About

4.13
3129 votes
198
System of a Down
Toxicity

4.13
4679 votes
199
Radiohead
Street Spirit (Fade Out)

4.13
64 votes
200
Bright Eyes
I'm Wide Awake, It's Morning

4.13
2276 votes



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