100 Greatest Alternative Albums

1. The Velvet Underground & Nico – The Velvet Underground
2. The Queen Is Dead – The Smiths
3. Nevermind – Nirvana
4. Doolittle – The Pixies
5. Marquee Moon – Television
6. Unknown Pleasures – Joy Division
7. Daydream Nation – Sonic Youth
8. OK Computer – Radiohead
9. Remain In Light – Talking Heads
10. Murmur – R.E.M.
11. Ten – Pearl Jam
12. The Stone Roses – The Stone Roses
13. The Joshua Tree – U2
14. Slanted & Enchanted – Pavement
15. Loveless – My Bloody Valentine
16. Fun House – The Stooges
17. KID A – Radiohead
18. This Year’s Model – Elvis Costello & The Attractions
19. Disintegration – The Cure
20. Superunknown – Soundgarden
21. Low – David Bowie
22. Definitely Maybe – Oasis
23. Automatic For The People – R.E.M.
24. Kick Out The Jams – MC5
25. Mellon Collie And The Infinite Sadness – Smashing Pumpkins
26. The Bends – Radiohead
27. You’re Living All Over Me – Dinosaur Jr.
28. Surfer Rosa – Pixies
29. Psychocandy – The Jesus And Mary Chain
30. Closer – Joy Division
31. Raw Power – The Stooges
32. Horses – Patti Smith
33. Blue Lines – Massive Attack
34. The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From Mars – David Bowie
35. The Downward Spiral – Nine Inch Nails
36. Nothing’s Shocking – Jane’s Addiction
37. Grace – Jeff Buckley
38. Rain Dogs – Tom Waits
39. In Utero – Nirvana
40. The Smiths – The Smiths
41. Loaded – The Velvet Underground
42. In The Aeroplane Over The Sea – Neutral Milk Hotel
43. Blood Sugar Sex Magik – Red Hot Chili Peppers
44. Parklife – Blur
45. Crooked Rain, Crooked Rain – Pavement
46. Let It Be – The Replacements
47. Another Green World – Brian Eno
48. What’s The Story (Morning Glory)? – Oasis
49. Dirt – Alice In Chains
50. My Aim Is True – Elvis Costello
51. All Mod Cons – The Jam
52. Dummy – Portishead
53. The Holy Bible – Manic Street Preachers
54. Achtung, Baby! – U2
55. The Soft Bulletin – The Flaming Lips
56. Violent Femmes – Violent Femmes
57. Siamese Dream – Smashing Pumpkins
58. Odelay – Beck
59. Rage Against The Machine – Rage Against The Machine
60. This Nation’s Saving Grace – The Fall
61. White Light/White Heat – The Velvet Underground
62. Laughing Stock – Talk Talk
63. Parallel Lines – Blondie
64. Hunky Dory – David Bowie
65. Entertainment! – Gang Of Four
66. Zen Arcade – Husker Du
67. Spiderland – Slint
68. Power, Corruption & Lies – New Order
69. Vs. – Mission Of Burma
70. Weezer (Blue Album) – Weezer
71. Bee Thousand – Guided By Voices
72. Yankee Hotel Foxtrot – Wilco
73. Funeral – Arcade Fire
74. Different Class – Pulp
75. Transformer – Lou Reed
76. Sister – Sonic Youth
77. Pink Flag – Wire
78. Goat – The Jesus Lizard
79. Second Edition/Metal Box – Public Image Ltd.
80. Either/Or – Elliott Smith
81. Meat Is Murder – The Smiths
82. Meat Puppets II – Meat Puppets
83. Post – Bjork
84. Ritual De Lo Habitual – Jane’s Addiction
85. 13 Songs – Fugazi
86. Setting Sons – The Jam
87. Homogenic – Bjork
88. Imperial Bedroom – Elvis Costello & The Attractions
89. The Velvet Underground – The Velvet Underground
90. Pornography – The Cure
91. Violator – Depeche Mode
92. Mogwai Young Team – Mogwai
93. Strangeways, Here We Come! – The Smiths
94. Lift Your Skiny Fists Like Antennas To Heaven – Godspeed You! Black Emperor
95. Stop Making Sense – Talking Heads
96. The Stooges – The Stooges
97. The Moon & Antarctica – Modest Mouse
98. Turn On The Bright Lights – Interpol
99. Document – R.E.M.
100. You Forgot It In People – Broken Social Scene

Criteria: – These ‘Alternative’ albums were chosen for their influence,
cultural impact, popularity, and artistic originality.

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