Top Ten Best Albums of 1994


The Top Ten

1 Weezer - The Blue Album

Easily best album of '94 not one flaw in it. Tells the story of four nerdy boys from LA and songs like Buddy Holly and Undone make this album great. The true gems are The world has turned and left me here and In the Garage.

Weezer is the best band since 1992! Why is their best album on number 8? Weezer is much better than Madonna!

THREE super hits.. How much does it take to make an album good enough for you people

This album should be #1 because it is full of great hits and catchy songs!

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2 Oasis - Definitely Maybe

Great vocals, great songs, great album. We didn't know how good it was until 1997 when the quality of Oasis just started going downhill until 2008 when it was practically a lost cause. If it weren't for this and Morning Glory, oasis wouldn't be half as good as they are - PinkHeno

Masterpiece of British rock and roll.

One of the best albums ever. No question should it be number 1 on this list.

Beautiful, never forget it. Each song is a classic and unique in their own way. If you haven't already, pick this one out and give it a listen! - McGeeK02

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3 Nine Inch Nails - The Downward Spiral

Best due to its originality and influence

Best album of '94. It brought Industrial Music into the mainstream and solidified Trent Reznor's place among the musical greats.

4 Green Day - Dookie

Number 53? Seriously? This album killed grunge, started a whole new generation of punk, and the songs from this album still get played on the radio. laugh out loud you people are so stupid

WHAT? Number 40? What is this? This is real talent. Real Music. Green Day write their OWN music, unlike some of the albums above.

I'm really angry about this. - Alex151

Woah,.. Should be number one

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5 Offspring - Smash

Never mind the bullock's is my favourite punk, and this come next. Grunge influences also, riffs that will keep on your mind. Really awesome, if you are a teenager.

Great mixture of grunge and punk rock. If you like heavy riffs really cool, to you never forget, you should listen

The album hold the record for being "the greatest selling album on an independent record label of all time".

the greatest selling independant album of all time - Marcopwnzatdrums

6 Madonna - Bedtime Stories

I prefer "Erotica" but this one has some jams too. "Take a Bow", "Secret" and "Bedtime Story" are superb singles

Take a Bow is one of the greatest songs ever!

So deep and emotional! Great combination of POP and R'N'B

Half Pop half R&B masterpiece - very soft and unique record

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7 Korn - Korn

First nu metal album ever.

8 Pantera - Far Beyond Driven

This album was #1 on the billboard, and a truly amazing album change my mind - Metallicaforever22

9 Nas - Illmatic

#1 on best rap albums, should be higher here. Easily #1. But 1994 in general had so much legendary music. - JoLeKosovo

When Nas released this album he was a hip hop prodigy becoming one of the greatest Hip Hop artists of all time. This album was a stepping stone of the genre and should be in the number one spot.

The most classy album of the year and it should be in the top ten that's for sure. Every song is lyrically amazing - robertoantonioortuso

Why is this so low? Oh that's right, just remembered that a lot of people hate rap...

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10 Red Hot Chili Peppers - Out In L.A.

The Newcomers

? Punk in Drublic - Nofx

Why is it not here? The ultimate skatepunk classic alongside Smash... - JoLeKosovo

The Contenders

11 Portishead - Dummy

From beginning to finish, a fantastic listen. I can't think of a more layered, nuanced, and cerebral record than Dummy.

12 Purple - Stone Temple Pilots
13 Superunknown - Soundgarden

The iconic list of the best albums of 1994 is literally called "Superunknown : 50 iconic albums that defined 1994" - JoLeKosovo

14 Alice In Chains - Jar of Flies
15 Jeff Buckley - Grace
16 Aerosmith - Big Ones
17 Nirvana - MTV Unplugged In New York
18 Ill Communication - Beastie Boys
19 Hourglass - America
20 Soundgarden - Superunknown
21 Pavement - Crooked Rain, Crooked Rain
22 Beck - Mellow Gold
23 Rubberneck - Toadies
24 Pink Floyd - The Division Bell

Guys! It's Pink Floyd! Pink Floyd equals awesome perfection!

25 R.E.M. - Monster
26 Johnny Cash - American Recordings
27 Gladys Knight - Just For You
28 L'Arc~en~Ciel - Tierra
29 MTV Unplugged in New York - Nirvana
30 Throwing Copper - Live
31 Megadeth - Youthanasia

All those songs beat by some crappy albums ahead and nirvana nevermind was in 1991
Albums of 94 that should be higher
Pink Floyd - the division bell
Dream theater - awake
Korn - korn
Pearl Jam - vitalogy
Machine head - burn my eyes
Bush - 16 stone
Soundgarden - superunknown
Pantera - far beyound driven
Stone temple pilots - purple
I mean I known oasis was popular in the 90s but I mean these albums should be higher

32 Bad Religion - Stranger Than Fiction
33 DJ Bobo - There is a Party
34 The Division Bell - Pink Floyd
35 INXS - The Greatest Hits
36 Betty - Helmet
37 Sixteen Stone - Bush
38 Mary J. Blige - My Life
39 Crazysexycool - TLC
40 Ween - Chocolate and Cheese
41 The Holy Bible - Manic Street Preachers
42 Dubnobasswithmyheadman - Underworld
43 Kyuss - Welcome to Sky Valley
44 Sublime - Robbin' the Hood
45 Vitalogy - Pearl Jam

How this is not in the top ten I have no idea

46 Dream Theater - Awake
47 The Notorious B.I.G. - Ready to Die
48 Naveed - Our Lady Peace
49 MC Solaar - Prose Combat
50 The Cranberries - No Need to Argue
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1. Weezer - The Blue Album
2. Oasis - Definitely Maybe
3. Jeff Buckley - Grace
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2. De Mysteriis Dom Sathanas - Mayhem
3. Pink Floyd - The Division Bell
1. The Cranberries - No Need to Argue
2. Red Hot Chili Peppers - Out In L.A.
3. Madonna - Bedtime Stories

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