Best Alternative Rock Albums of All Time


01
Radiohead
OK Computer

4.57
6721 votes
02
Godspeed You! Black Emperor
F#A# (Infinity)

4.5
2829 votes
03
Godspeed You! Black Emperor
Lift Your Skinny Fists Like Antennas to Heaven

4.5
2903 votes
04
Elliott Smith
Either/Or

4.5
3242 votes
05
The Cure
Disintegration

4.49
1733 votes
06
Godspeed You! Black Emperor
Slow Riot For New Zero Kanada

4.49
1744 votes
07
Brand New
The Devil and God Are Raging Inside Me

4.47
9550 votes
08
My Bloody Valentine
Loveless

4.46
2696 votes
09
Tool
Lateralus

4.46
5311 votes
10
Swans
Soundtracks for the Blind

4.46
730 votes
11
Tool
Aenima

4.45
4783 votes
12
Pixies
Doolittle

4.45
4584 votes
13
Neutral Milk Hotel
In the Aeroplane Over the Sea

4.45
11094 votes
14
The Smiths
The Queen Is Dead

4.45
3608 votes
15
Jeff Buckley
Grace

4.45
1463 votes
16
Kashiwa Daisuke
Program Music I

4.45
643 votes
17
Radiohead
Kid A

4.44
5524 votes
18
Nine Inch Nails
The Downward Spiral

4.44
3148 votes
19
Slint
Spiderland

4.43
1338 votes
20
Faith No More
Angel Dust

4.43
1925 votes
21
The Smashing Pumpkins
Siamese Dream

4.43
8121 votes
22
Alice in Chains
Dirt

4.42
6434 votes
23
Talk Talk
Laughing Stock

4.41
741 votes
24
Manic Street Preachers
The Holy Bible

4.41
519 votes
25
Sonic Youth
Daydream Nation

4.41
1824 votes
26
Weezer
Pinkerton

4.4
5124 votes
27
Dinosaur Jr.
You're Living All Over Me

4.38
1966 votes
28
Modest Mouse
The Lonesome Crowded West

4.38
4761 votes
29
Deftones
White Pony

4.37
3972 votes
30
Weezer
Weezer

4.37
5898 votes
31
Pearl Jam
Ten

4.36
5660 votes
32
Sigur Ros
Agaetis Byrjun

4.35
1984 votes
33
The National
Boxer

4.34
3716 votes
34
mewithoutYou
Brother, Sister

4.34
3030 votes
35
Guided by Voices
Bee Thousand

4.34
708 votes
36
Third Eye Blind
Third Eye Blind

4.34
932 votes
37
Soundgarden
Superunknown

4.33
4694 votes
38
The Replacements
Let It Be

4.33
505 votes
39
Elliott Smith
Elliott Smith

4.33
1938 votes
40
Modest Mouse
The Moon & Antarctica

4.33
6021 votes
41
The Microphones
The Glow Pt. 2

4.32
1348 votes
42
Sigur Ros
( )

4.32
2312 votes
43
Elliott Smith
XO

4.32
2122 votes
44
Talk Talk
Spirit of Eden

4.32
465 votes
45
Built to Spill
Perfect from Now On

4.31
1875 votes
46
Failure
Fantastic Planet

4.31
596 votes
47
Arcade Fire
Funeral

4.31
9870 votes
48
Pavement
Crooked Rain, Crooked Rain

4.3
3018 votes
49
The Tallest Man on Earth
The Wild Hunt

4.3
1280 votes
50
The Dismemberment Plan
Emergency & I

4.3
978 votes
51
Pixies
Surfer Rosa

4.3
3526 votes
52
Alice in Chains
Jar of Flies

4.3
3560 votes
53
Paysage d'Hiver
Winterkaelte

4.29
164 votes
54
Trespassers William
Different Stars

4.29
362 votes
55
The National
Alligator

4.29
2776 votes
56
Sonic Youth
Sister

4.29
791 votes
57
Therapy?
Troublegum

4.29
213 votes
58
Ween
The Mollusk

4.28
325 votes
59
The Flaming Lips
The Soft Bulletin

4.28
1048 votes
60
Pele
The Nudes

4.28
32 votes
61
Slowdive
Souvlaki

4.28
805 votes
62
The Angelic Process
Weighing Souls With Sand

4.28
280 votes
63
Guided by Voices
Alien Lanes

4.28
370 votes
64
Oceansize
Frames

4.28
1160 votes
65
Bon Iver
For Emma, Forever Ago

4.28
2637 votes
66
Swans
Children of God

4.28
543 votes
67
The Weakerthans
Reconstruction Site

4.27
334 votes
68
The Vaselines
Dying for It

4.27
33 votes
69
My Bloody Valentine
You Made Me Realise

4.27
336 votes
70
Have a Nice Life
Deathconsciousness

4.27
918 votes
71
Yo La Tengo
I Can Hear the Heart Beating as One

4.27
1137 votes
72
Yndi Halda
Enjoy Eternal Bliss

4.27
672 votes
73
Red Hot Chili Peppers
Blood Sugar Sex Magik

4.26
2794 votes
74
Sufjan Stevens
Illinois

4.26
1612 votes
75
The Reign Of Kindo
Rhythm, Chord & Melody

4.26
303 votes
76
We Lost the Sea
Departure Songs

4.26
61 votes
77
Frightened Rabbit
The Midnight Organ Fight

4.26
1066 votes
78
Red House Painters
Red House Painters I

4.26
855 votes
79
Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds
Let Love In

4.26
718 votes
80
Nine Inch Nails
The Fragile

4.26
2088 votes
81
Meat Puppets
Meat Puppets II

4.25
328 votes
82
Matthew Good Band
Beautiful Midnight

4.25
332 votes
83
Clint Mansell, Kronos Quartet and Mogwai
The Fountain

4.25
123 votes
84
Spiritualized
Ladies and Gentlemen We Are Floating in Space

4.25
396 votes
85
American Football
American Football

4.25
1622 votes
86
Paysage d'Hiver
Paysage d'Hiver

4.25
169 votes
87
King's X
Gretchen Goes to Nebraska

4.25
127 votes
88
Radiohead
In Rainbows

4.25
4741 votes
89
The National
High Violet

4.25
3720 votes
90
Hum
Downward Is Heavenward

4.24
434 votes
91
Wilco
Yankee Hotel Foxtrot

4.24
2284 votes
92
R.E.M.
Murmur

4.24
1100 votes
93
Joanna Newsom
Ys

4.24
521 votes
94
Interpol
Turn on the Bright Lights

4.24
1792 votes
95
R.E.M.
Automatic for the People

4.24
1638 votes
96
mewithoutYou
Catch For Us the Foxes

4.23
2206 votes
97
The Stone Roses
The Stone Roses

4.23
1350 votes
98
The Verve
A Storm in Heaven

4.23
239 votes
99
A Bunny's Caravan
Draining Puddles, Retrieving Treasures

4.23
390 votes
100
Pavement
Slanted and Enchanted

4.23
2793 votes
101
Queens of the Stone Age
Songs for the Deaf

4.23
3172 votes
102
The Cure
Pornography

4.23
978 votes
103
Hammock
Raising Your Voice... Trying to Stop an Echo

4.23
588 votes
104
Nine Inch Nails
Still

4.22
318 votes
105
The Magnetic Fields
69 Love Songs

4.22
432 votes
106
The Smashing Pumpkins
Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness

4.22
7368 votes
107
Anathema
Judgement

4.22
790 votes
108
Say Anything
...Is a Real Boy

4.22
1295 votes
109
The Gaslight Anthem
The '59 Sound

4.22
1353 votes
110
The Weakerthans
Left and Leaving

4.22
286 votes
111
Belle and Sebastian
If You're Feeling Sinister

4.22
1054 votes
112
The Replacements
Tim

4.22
304 votes
113
Slowdive
Outside Your Room

4.22
32 votes
114
Oceansize
Effloresce

4.22
958 votes
115
U2
The Joshua Tree

4.22
1275 votes
116
Built to Spill
Keep It Like a Secret

4.22
1764 votes
117
Suede
Dog Man Star

4.21
280 votes
118
dredg
El Cielo

4.21
1513 votes
119
The Mountain Goats
All Hail West Texas

4.21
468 votes
120
Hopesfall
No Wings To Speak Of

4.21
299 votes
121
Pulp
Different Class

4.21
323 votes
122
Primus
Frizzle Fry

4.21
861 votes
123
Sufjan Stevens
Carrie and Lowell

4.21
629 votes
124
Tori Amos
Little Earthquakes

4.21
274 votes
125
PJ Harvey
To Bring You My Love

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

4.21
852 votes
127
Saves the Day
Stay What You Are

4.21
529 votes
128
The Gathering
How to Measure a Planet?

4.21
241 votes
129
Mew
Frengers

4.21
1350 votes
130
Coheed and Cambria
In Keeping Secrets of Silent Earth: 3

4.2
2255 votes
131
Counting Crows
August And Everything After

4.2
374 votes
132
The Antlers
Hospice

4.2
2760 votes
133
Hopesfall
The Satellite Years

4.2
515 votes
134
Sunny Day Real Estate
Diary

4.2
1147 votes
135
Envy
All the Footprints You've Ever Left...

4.2
413 votes
136
The Wrens
The Meadowlands

4.2
376 votes
137
Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds
Tender Prey

4.19
488 votes
138
Carissa's Wierd
Songs About Leaving

4.19
488 votes
139
Yann Tiersen
Le fabuleux destin d'Amelie Poulain

4.19
148 votes
140
Mineral
The Power of Failing

4.19
362 votes
141
Titus Andronicus
The Monitor

4.19
1830 votes
142
Songs: Ohia
Didn't It Rain

4.19
35 votes
143
Tigers on Trains
Grandfather

4.19
404 votes
144
Morphine
Cure for Pain

4.18
172 votes
145
Mission of Burma
Signals, Calls, and Marches

4.18
170 votes
146
Mono / World's End Girlfriend
Palmless Prayer / Mass Murder Refrain

4.18
140 votes
147
Oasis
Definitely Maybe

4.18
1121 votes
148
Elliott Smith
Roman Candle

4.18
1290 votes
149
The Strokes
Is This It

4.18
4270 votes
150
R.E.M.
Reckoning

4.18
706 votes
151
Swans
White Light From the Mouth of Infinity

4.18
424 votes
152
Empire! Empire! (I Was a Lonely Estate)
What It Takes to Move Forward

4.18
599 votes
153
Oasis
(What's the Story) Morning Glory?

4.17
1731 votes
154
Red House Painters
Down Colorful Hill

4.17
624 votes
155
Dinosaur Jr.
Bug

4.17
1040 votes
156
The Rural Alberta Advantage
Hometowns

4.17
276 votes
157
Saosin
Translating the Name

4.17
989 votes
158
The Smiths
The Smiths

4.17
1946 votes
159
Tindersticks
Tindersticks

4.17
132 votes
160
Jaga Jazzist
What We Must

4.17
403 votes
161
Sun Kil Moon
Ghosts of the Great Highway

4.17
359 votes
162
Jimmy Eat World
Clarity

4.16
921 votes
163
Explosions in the Sky
The Earth is Not a Cold Dead Place

4.16
4530 votes
164
The Mountain Goats
The Coroner's Gambit

4.16
234 votes
165
Sigur Ros
Takk...

4.16
1877 votes
166
Queens of the Stone Age
...Like Clockwork

4.16
1763 votes
167
Violent Femmes
Violent Femmes

4.16
387 votes
168
Deftones
Diamond Eyes

4.15
3477 votes
169
Bark Psychosis
Hex

4.15
478 votes
170
Thrice
Vheissu

4.15
5574 votes
171
The Mountain Goats
The Sunset Tree

4.15
762 votes
172
Lydia
Illuminate

4.15
411 votes
173
Envy
A Dead Sinking Story

4.15
540 votes
174
U2
Achtung Baby

4.15
856 votes
175
Meat Puppets
Up on the Sun

4.15
160 votes
176
Radiohead
The Bends

4.15
4637 votes
177
Brand New
Deja Entendu

4.15
7210 votes
178
The Brian Jonestown Massacre
Take It From The Man!

4.14
152 votes
179
The Appleseed Cast
Low Level Owl, Volume I

4.14
394 votes
180
Typhoon (USA-OR)
Hunger and Thirst

4.14
104 votes
181
Galaxie 500
Today

4.14
182 votes
182
Wolves in the Throne Room
Two Hunters

4.14
929 votes
183
Ryan Adams
Heartbreaker

4.14
177 votes
184
Nirvana
In Utero

4.14
8330 votes
185
Grandaddy
The Sophtware Slump

4.14
150 votes
186
The Brave Little Abacus
Just Got Back from the Discomfort

4.14
100 votes
187
Modest Mouse
This Is a Long Drive for Someone with Nothing to Think About

4.14
3180 votes
188
Fair to Midland
Fables From a Mayfly...

4.14
894 votes
189
City of Caterpillar
City of Caterpillar

4.14
687 votes
190
Karnivool
Sound Awake

4.14
1183 votes
191
Owen
At Home With Owen

4.14
294 votes
192
The Get Up Kids
Something to Write Home About

4.14
538 votes
193
Starflyer 59
Gold

4.14
44 votes
194
System of a Down
Toxicity

4.14
4707 votes
195
Bright Eyes
I'm Wide Awake, It's Morning

4.14
2294 votes
196
Mad Season
Above

4.13
728 votes
197
John Frusciante
Curtains

4.13
380 votes
198
Slowdive
Slowdive

4.13
82 votes
199
Swans
The Seer

4.13
1199 votes
200
Tindersticks
Curtains

4.13
60 votes



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