The Best Rock Albums of 1993

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1993

(Compiled by Mauro Bondoni based on my ratings)
  1. Vampire Rodents: Lullaby Land (Re-Constriction) (9)
  2. Kenneth Newby: Ecology Of Souls (Songlines) (8)
  3. Stereolab: Transient Random Noise Bursts With Announcements (Elektra) (8)
  4. Pain Teens: Destroy Me Lover (Trance Syndicate) (8)
  5. Mark Lanegan: Whiskey For The Holy Ghost (SubPop) (8)
  6. Jane Siberry: When I Was A Boy (Reprise) (8)
  7. Girls Against Boys: Venus Luxure No 1 Baby (Touch & Go) (8)
  8. Sugarsmack: Top Loader (Invisible) (8)
  9. Motherhead Bug: Zambodia (Pow Wow) (8)
  10. Lycia: A Day In The Stark Corner (Projekt) (8)
  11. Autechre: Incunabula (Warp) (8)
  12. Lightwave: Tycho Brahe (Crystal Lake) (8)
  13. Unwound: Fake Train (Kill Rock Stars) (8)
  14. Mark Kramer: The Guilt Trip (Shimmy-Disc) (8)
  15. Mercury Rev: Boces (Columbia) (8)
  16. Trance Mission (City Of Tribes) (8)
  17. Six Finger Satellite: The Pigeon Is The Most Popular Bird (SubPop) (8)
  18. Red House Painters (4AD) (8)
  19. Orbital: II (Ffrr) (8)
  20. Seam: The Problem With Me (Touch & Go) (8)
  21. Lida Husik: The Return Of Red Emma (Shimmy Disc) (8)
  22. Liz Phair: Exile In Guyville (Matador) (8)
  23. Earth: Earth 2 (Sub Pop) (8)
  24. Smog: Julius Caesar (Drag City) (8)
  25. Gastr Del Sol: The Serpentine Similar (Fidel Bastro) (8)
  26. Morphine: Cure For Pain (Rykodisc) (7.5)
  27. Today Is The Day: Supernova (Amphetamine Reptile) (7.5)
  28. Gravitar: Chinga Su Corazon (Charnel) (7.5)
  29. Polvo: Today's Active Lifestyle (Merge) (7.5)
  30. New Bomb Turks: Destroy Oh Boy (Crypt) (7.5)
  31. Tindersticks : self-titled (Rough Trade) (7.5)
  32. Lisa Germano: Happiness (Capitol) (7.5)
  33. Cop Shoot Cop: Ask Questions Later (Interscope) (7.5)
  34. Caspar Broetzmann: Koksofen (Homestead) (7.5)
  35. Breeders: Last Splash (Elektra) (7.5)
  36. Mentallo & The Fixer: Revelations 23 (Zoth Ommog) (7.5)
  37. Johnboy: Pistol Swing (Trance) (7.5)
  38. Mazzy Star: So Tonight That I Might See (Capitol) (7.5)
  39. Grant Lee Buffalo: Fuzzy (Slash) (7.5)
  40. Labradford: Prazision (Kranky) (7.5)
  41. Spongeheads: Curb Your Dogma (Triple X) (7.5)
  42. Moon Seven Times (Third Mind) (7.5)
  43. Trumans Water: Spasm Smash (Homestead) (7.5)
  44. Concussion Ensemble: Stampede (Conc) (7.5)
  45. His Name Is Alive: Mouth By Mouth (4AD) (7.5)
  46. Enigma: The Cross Of Changes (Charisma) (7.5)
  47. Aurora: The Land Of Harm And Appletrees (Cleopatra) (7.5)
  48. Smashing Pumpkins: Siamese Dream (Virgin) (7.5)
  49. Neurosis: Enemy Of The Sun (Alternative Tentacles) (7.5)
  50. Gary Lucas: Skeleton At The Feast (Enemy) (7.5)
  51. Don Caballero: For Respect (Touch & Go) (7.5)
  52. Flop: Whenever You're Ready (550 Music) (7.5)
  53. Thessalonians: Soulcraft (Silent) (7)
  54. Iceburn: Haephestus (Revelation) (7.5)
  55. Underground Lovers: Leaves Me Blind (Guernica) (7.5)
  56. God Machine: Scenes From The Second Storey (Fiction) (7.5)
  57. Hammerbox: Numb (A&M) (7.5)
  58. Barkmarket: Gimmick (Def American) (7)
  59. Nicky Skopelitis: Ekstasis (Axiom) (7)
  60. Ozric Tentacles: Jurassic Shift (Demi Monde) (7)
  61. Saint Etienne: So Tough (WB) (7)
  62. Seefeel: Quique (Too Pure) (7)
  63. Mortiis: Fodt til Herske (Dark Dungeon) (7)
  64. Sinister Six: Outta Sight (Empty) (7)
  65. Miss Murgatroid: Methyl Ethyl Key Tones (Worrybird) (7)
  66. Shinjuku Thief: The Witch Hammer (Dorobo) (7)
  67. Rapoon: Vernal Crossing (Staalplaat) (7)
  68. Transglobal Underground: Dream Of 100 Nations (Nation) (7)
  69. Pavement: Crooked Rain, Crooked Rain (Big Cat) (7)
  70. Mule (Quarterstick) (7)
  71. Cows: Sexy Pee Story (Amphetamine Reptile) (7)
  72. Bazooka: Perfectly Square (SST) (7)
  73. Unrest: Perfect Teeth (4AD) (7)
  74. Idaho: Year After Year (Caroline) (7)
  75. Velocity Girl: Copacetic (SubPop) (7)
  76. Pitchblende: Kill Atom Smasher (Fistpuppet) (7)
  77. Golden Palominos: This Is How It Feels (Restless) (7)
  78. Belly: Star (Sire) (7)
  79. Grifters: One Sock Missing (Shangri-La) (7)
  80. Tsunami: Deep End (Simple Machines) (7)
  81. Jon Spencer Blues Explosion: Extra Width (Matador) (7)
  82. P.J. Harvey: Rid of Me (Island) (7)
  83. Swervedriver: Mezcal Head (A&M) (7)
  84. Man Or Astro-man: Is It Man Or Astro-man? (Estrus) (7)
  85. Ice: Under The Skin (Pathological) (7)
  86. Supreme Dicks: The Unexamined Life (Homestead) (7)
  87. Cherubs: Heroin Man (Trance) (7)
  88. Juliana Hatfield: Become What You Are (Mammoth) (7)
  89. Pram: The Stars Are So Big (Too Pure) (7)
  90. Rollins Band: Weight (Imago) (7)
  91. Southern Culture On The Skids: For Lovers Only (Safe House) (7)
  92. Primus: Pork Soda (Interscope) (7)
  93. Yo La Tengo: Painful (Matador) (7)
  94. Band Of Susans: Veil (Restless) (7)
  95. Sky Cries Mary: A Return To The Inner Experience (World Domination) (7)
  96. Bettie Serveert: Palomine (Guernica) (7)
  97. Ed Hall: Motherscratcher (Trance) (7)
  98. Dinosaur Jr: Where You Been (Sire) (7)
  99. Frank Black (4AD) (7)
  100. Mercy Rule: God Protects Fools (Caulfield) (7)
  101. Madder Rose: Bring It Down (Seed) (7)
  102. Arcwelder: Pull (Touch & Go) (7)
  103. Eggs: Exploder (TeenBeat) (7)
  104. Space Streakings: Hatsu-Koi (Nux) (7)
  105. Jellyfish: Spilt Milk (Charisma) (7)
  106. Red Red Meat (Perishable) (7)
  107. Built To Spill: Ultimate Alternative Wavers (C/Z) (7)
  108. Ultramarine: United Kingdom (Blanco Y Negro) (7)
  109. Walkabouts: New West Motel (SubPop) (7)
  110. Cracker: Kerosene Hat (Virgin) (7)
  111. God And Texas: Criminal Element (Restless) (7)
  112. Gallon Drunk: From The Heart Of Town (Sire) (7)
  113. Skullflower: Obsidian Shaking Codex (RRR)
  114. Rickie Lee Jones: Traffic from Paradise (Geffen) (7)
  115. Legendary Pink Dots: Malachai (Play It Again Sam) (7)
  116. Sven Vath: Accident In Paradise (Eye Q) (7)
  117. Mule: Mule (Quarterstick) (7)
  118. Swirlies: Blonder Tongue Audio Baton (Taang) (7)
  119. Phish: Rift (Elektra) (7)
  120. Bjork: Debut (One Little Indian) (7)
  121. Robert Fripp & David Sylvian: The First Day (Virgin) (7)
  122. Bikini Kill: Pussy Whipped (Kill Rock Stars) (7)
  123. Richard Barone: Clouds Over Eden (Line) (7)
  124. St Johnny: High As A Kite (Caroline) (7)
  125. Suede: Suede (Columbia) (7)
  126. Pigeonhed (SubPop) (7)
  127. Fugazi: In On The Kill Taker (Dischord) (7)
  128. Sandoz: Digital Lifeforms (Touch) (7)
  129. Type O Negative: Bloody Kisses (Roadrunner) (7)
  130. Raison D'Etre: Prospectus I (Cold Meat Industry) (7)
  131. Richard Kirk: Number Of Magic (Warp) (7)
  132. Leaether Strip: Science For The Satanic Citizen (Cargo) (7)
  133. Trance: Audiography (Staalplaat) (7)
  134. Pursuit of Happiness: The Downward Road (Mercury) (7)
  135. Magnapop (Caroline) (7)
  136. Eric's Trip: Love Tara (SubPop) (7)
  137. Nothing Painted Blue: Power Trips Down Lovers Lane (Shimmy Disc) (7)
  138. Archers Of Loaf: Icky Mettle (Alias) (7)
  139. Autopsia: Kristallmacht (Crystal Power) (7)
  140. Heavenly Music Corporation: In A Garden Of Eden (Silent) (7)
  141. William Orbit: Strange Cargo 3 (IRS) (7)
  142. Zeni Geva: Desire For Agony (Alternative Tentacles) (7)
  143. Anathema: Serenades (Peaceville) (7)
  144. Thomas Koner: Permafrost (Barooni) (7)
  145. Tool: Undertow (Zoo Entertainment) (7)
  146. Afghan Whigs: Gentlemen (Elektra) (7)
  147. Shadowy Men On A Shadowy Planet: Sport Fishin' (Cargo) (7)
  148. Atman: Personal Forest (Lollipop Shop) (7)
  149. A Produce: Reflect Like A Mirror (Trance Port) (7)
  150. Sabres Of Paradise: Sabresonic (Warp) (7)
  151. Eleven: Eleven (Thrid Rail) (7)
  152. KMFDM: Angst (Wax Trax) (7)
  153. Queers: Love Songs For The Retarded (Lookout) (7)
  154. Boo Radleys: Giant Steps (Columbia) (7)
  155. Flying Saucer Attack (VHF) (7)
  156. Satyricon: Dark Medieval Times (Moonfog) (7)
  157. Beherit: Drawing Down The Moon (Spinefarm) (7)

Playlist
  1. Swervedriver: Last Train To Satansville
  2. David Gray: Shine
  3. Fluke: Electric Guitar
  4. Southern Culture On The Skids: Biscuit Enter
  5. Southern Culture On The Skids: Link's Lung
Extended tracks
  1. Underground Lovers: Your Eyes
  2. Autechre: Aut Riche
  3. Mortiis: Fodt til Herske
  4. Rapoon: Vernal Crossing
  5. Acetone: Cindy
  6. Rain: The Blindfold Test
  7. Sleep: From Beyond
  8. Satyricon: Dark Medieval Times
  9. Masada: Never Again

Songwriters
  1. Mark Lanegan: Whiskey For The Holy Ghost (SubPop)
  2. Kramer: The Guilt Trip (Shimmy-Disc)
  3. Lisa Germano: Happiness (Capitol)
  4. Jane Siberry: When I Was A Boy (Reprise)
  5. Lida Husik: The Return Of Red Emma (Shimmy Disc)
  6. P.J. Harvey: Rid of Me (Island)
  7. Juliana Hatfield: Become What You Are (Mammoth)
  8. Liz Phair: Exile In Guyville (Matador)
  9. Frank Black (4AD)
  10. Smog: Julius Caesar (Drag City)
  11. Matthew Sweet: Altered Beast (Zoo)
  12. Richard Barone: Clouds Over Eden (Line)

Industrial
  1. Pain Teens: Destroy Me Lover (Trance Syndicate)
  2. Cop Shoot Cop: Ask Questions Later (Interscope)
  3. Mentallo & The Fixer: Revelations 23 (Zoth Ommog)

Electronica
  1. Kenneth Newby: Ecology Of Souls (Songlines)
  2. Autechre: Incunabula (Warp)
  3. Lightwave: Tycho Brahe (Crystal Lake)
  4. Trance Mission (City Of Tribes)

Gothic
  1. Lycia: A Day In The Stark Corner (Projekt)

Heavy rock

Psychedelia
  1. Gravitar: Chinga Su Corazon (Charnel)
  2. Mercury Rev: Boces (Columbia)
  3. Ozric Tentacles: Jurassic Shift (Demi Monde)

Instrumental

Progressive

Britain

Germany

Japan

France & Belgium

Australia
  1. Underground Lovers: Leaves Me Blind (Guernica)

Canada

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1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999
Best of the 1960's Best of the 1970's Best of the 1980's Best of the 1990's Best of the 2000's