The Best Rock Albums of 1994

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1994

(Compiled by Mauro Bondoni based on my ratings)
  1. Lisa Germano: Geek The Girl (4AD) (9)
  2. Nine Inch Nails: The Downward Spiral (TVT) (8.5)
  3. Von Lmo: Cosmic Interception (Variant) (8.5)
  4. Magnetic Fields: The Charm Of The Highway Strip (Merge) (8)
  5. Aurora: Dimension Gate (Hyperion) (8)
  6. Portishead: Dummy (Go Disc) (8)
  7. Bugskull: Phantasies And Senseitions (Road Cone) (8)
  8. Soul Coughing: Ruby Vroom (Slash) (8)
  9. Rodan: Rusty (Quarterstick) (8)
  10. Lambchop: I Hope You're Sitting Down (Merge) (8)
  11. Shellac: At Action Park (Touch & Go) (8)
  12. Bark Psychosis: Hex (Circa) (8)
  13. Mo Boma: Myths Of The Near Future (Extreme) (8)
  14. Low: I Could Live In Hope (Vernon Yard) (8)
  15. Today Is The Day: Willpower (Amphetamine Reptile) (8)
  16. Pram: Helium (Too Pure) (8)
  17. Space Streakings: 7-Toku (Skin Graft) (8)
  18. Sky Cries Mary: This Timeless Turning (World Domination) (8)
  19. Drive Like Jehu: Yank Crime (Interscope) (8)
  20. Andy Hawkins: Azonic Halo (Strata) (7.5)
  21. Tortoise (Thrill Jockey) (7.5)
  22. Jon Spencer Blues Explosion: Orange (Matador) (7.5)
  23. Dazzling Killmen: Face Of Collapse (Skin Graft) (7.5)
  24. Cobra Verde: Viva La Muerte (Scat) (7.5)
  25. Vidna Obmana: Spiritual Bonding (Extreme) (7.5)
  26. Soma: Hollow Earth (Extreme) (7.5)
  27. Gate: Dew Line (Table Of Elements) (7.5)
  28. Tiny Lights: Milky Juicy (Dr Dream) (7.5)
  29. Korn: self-titled (Epic) (7.5)
  30. Tori Amos: Under The Pink (Atlantic) (7.5)
  31. Loreena McKennitt: The Mask And The Mirror (Quinlan Road) (7.5)
  32. Loop Guru: Duniya (Nation) (Waveform) (7.5)
  33. Unsane: Total Destruction (Matador) (7.5)
  34. Cradle Of Thorns: Feed Us (Triple X) (7.5)
  35. Soundgarden: Superunknown (A&M) (7.5)
  36. Scorn: Colossus (Earache) (7.5)
  37. Stereolab: Mars Audiac Quintet (Elektra) (7.5)
  38. Dirty Three (Torn & Frayed) (7.5)
  39. Pearl Jam: Vitalogy (Epic) (7.5)
  40. Underworld: Dubnobasswithmyheadman (Junior Boy's Own) (7.5)
  41. Azalia Snail: Fumarole Rising (Funky Mushroom) (7.5)
  42. Voice Of Eye: Vespers (Cyclotron) (7.5)
  43. John Frusciante: Niandra Lades (American) (7.5)
  44. Skrew: Dusted (Metal Blade) (7.5)
  45. Denison-Kimball Trio: Walls In The City (1994)
  46. Dead C: The Operation Of The Sonne (Siltbreeze) (7)
  47. Paul Schutze: The Surgery Of Touch (Extreme) (7)
  48. Velo-Deluxe: Superelastic (Mammoth) (7)
  49. Three Mile Pilot: Chief Assassin to The Sinister (Cargo) (7)
  50. Souled American: Frozen (Moll) (7)
  51. Bedhead: What Fun Life Was (Trance Syndicate) (7)
  52. Datacide: Flowerhead (Rather Interesting) (7)
  53. Enslaved: Vikingligr Veldi (Osmose) (7)
  54. Ben Harper: Welcome To The Cruel World (Virgin) (7)
  55. Rancid: Let's Go (Epitaph) (7)
  56. Low Road: The Devil's Pocket (Passenger) (7)
  57. Jesus Lizard: Down (Touch & Go) (7)
  58. Mentallo & The Fixer Where Angels Fear To Tread (Zoth Ommog) (7)
  59. Pegboy: Earwig (Quarterstick) (7)
  60. Guided By Voices: Bee Thousand (Scat) (7)
  61. Afghan Whigs: Gentlemen (SubPop) (7)
  62. Vapourspace: Themes From Vapourspace (Ffrr) (7)
  63. Sabalon Glitz: Ufonic (Trixie) (7)
  64. Luna: Bewitched (Elektra) (7)
  65. Southern Culture On The Skids: Ditch Diggin' (Safe House) (7)
  66. Lee Harvey Oswald Band: A Taste Of Prison (Touch And Go) (7)
  67. Global Communication: 76:14 (Dedicated) (7)
  68. Laika: Silver Apples Of The Moon (Too Pure) (7)
  69. Stone Roses: Second Coming (Geffen) (7)
  70. Satchel: EDC (Epic) (7)
  71. Phish: Hoist (Elektra) (7)
  72. Catherine: Sorry (TVT) (7)
  73. Cows: Orphan's Tragedy (Amphetamine Reptile) (7)
  74. Sister Machine Gun: Torture Technique (Wax Trax) (7)
  75. Crust: Crusty Love (Trance) (7)
  76. Delerium: Spheres (Dossier) (7)
  77. Porcupine Tree: The Sky Moves Sideways (Delerium) (7)
  78. Godheadsilo: Scientific Supercake (Kill Rock Stars) (7)
  79. Thinking Fellers Union Local 282: Strangers From The Universe (Matador) (7)
  80. Beck: Mellow Gold (DGC) (7)
  81. Velocity Girl: Simpatico (SubPop) (7)
  82. Man Or Astro-man: Destroy All Astro-men (Estrus) (7)
  83. Jeff Buckley: Grace (Columbia) (7)
  84. Further: Sometimes Chimes (Christmas) (7)
  85. God: The Anatomy Of Addiction (Big Cat) (7)
  86. Codeine: White Birch (SubPop) (7)
  87. Cranberries: No Need To Argue (Island) (7)
  88. Slowdive: Souvlaki (Creation) (7)
  89. Heavenly: Decline And Fall (K) (7)
  90. Marylin Manson: Portrait Of An American Family (Nothing) (7)
  91. Orbital: Snivilisation (Ffrr) (7)
  92. A Handful Of Dust: The Philosophik Mercury (Corpus Hermeticum) (7)
  93. Unwound: New Plastic Ideas (Kill Rock Stars) (7)
  94. Wedding Present: Watusi (Island) (7)
  95. Come: Don't Ask Don't Tell (Matador) (7)
  96. Freedy Johnston: This Perfect World (Elektra) (7)
  97. Dream Theater: Awake (Atco) (7)
  98. Mountain Goat: Zopilote Machine (Ajax) (7)
  99. Jawbox: For Your Own Special Sweetheart (Atlantic) (7)
  100. Green Day: Dookie (Reprise) (7)
  101. Kyuss: Sky Valley (Elektra) (7)
  102. Oval: Systemisch (Mille Plateaux) (7)
  103. Transglobal Underground: International Times (Nation) (7)
  104. Kristin Hersh: Hips And Makers (4AD) (7)
  105. Cubanate: Cyberia (Polygram) (7)
  106. Irresistible Force: Global Chillage (Rising High) (7)
  107. Tadpoles: He Fell Into The Sky (Bakery) (7)
  108. Spacetime Continuum: Sea Biscuit (Astralwerks) (7)
  109. Silver Jews: Starlite Walker (Drag City) (7)
  110. Elliott Smith: Roman Candle (Cavity Search) (7)
  111. Seefeel: Succour (Warp) (7)
  112. A Produce: Land Of A Thousand Trances (Trance Port) (7)
  113. Sunny Day Real Estate: Diary (SubPop) (7)
  114. Brise-Glace: When In Vanitas (Skin Graft) (7)
  115. Esoteric: Epistemological Despondency (Aesthetic Death)
  116. Milk Cult: Burn Or Bury (Basura) (7)
  117. Stone Temple Pilots: Purple (Atlantic) (7)
  118. Disco Inferno: DI Go Pop (Rough Trade) (7)
  119. Love And Rockets: Hot Trip To Heaven (Beggars Banquet) (7)
  120. O.Rang: Herd Of Instinct (Echo) (7)
  121. Mermen: Food For Other Fish (Kelptone) (7)
  122. Minus 5: Old Liquidator (Glitterhouse) (7)
  123. Burzum: Hvis Lyset Tar Oss (Misanthropy) (7)
  124. Neil Young: Sleeps With Angels (Reprise) (7)
  125. Sea And Cake (Thrill Jockey) (7)
  126. EAR: Mesmerised (Sympathy) (7)
  127. Palace Brothers: Days In The Wake (Drag City) (7)
  128. Lungfish: Pass And Stow (Dischord) (7)
  129. Ani DiFranco: Out Of Range (Rightous Babe) (7)
  130. Seven Year Bitch: Viva Zapata (C/Z) (7)
  131. Bailter Space: Vortura (Matador) (7)
  132. Atomic 61: Tinnitus In Extremis (Cavity Search) (7)
  133. Karp: Mustaches Wild (K) (7)
  134. Blackeyed Susans: All Souls Alive (Frontier) (7)
  135. Towering Inferno: Kaddish (Island) (7)
  136. Chris Connelly: Shipwreck (Wax Trax) (7)
  137. Emperor: In The Nightside Eclipse (Century Black) (7)
  138. Chrome Cranks: Chrome Cranks (PCP, 1994) (7)
  139. 4 Hero: Parallel Universe (Reinforced) (7)
  140. DQE: But Me I Fell Down (Feel Good All Over) (7)
  141. MC900 Ft Jesus: One Step Ahead of the Spider (1994) (7)

Playlist
  1. Von Lmo: Radio World
  2. R.E.M.: What's The Frequency Kenneth
  3. Lisa Germano: Psychopath
  4. Portishead: Sour Times
  5. Nine Inch Nails: Big Man With A Gun
  6. Cobra Verde: Was It Good
  7. Ben Harper: Pleasure And Pain
  8. Magnetic Field: Born On A Train
  9. Krestin Hersh: A Loon
  10. Sam Phillips: I Need Love
  11. Minus 5: How Many Bones
  12. Elevator To Hell: Rather Be
  13. dEUS: Suds And Soda
  14. Motorpsycho: Watersound
  15. Emperor: Into A Satana
  16. Filter: Hey Man Nice Shot
Extended tracks
  1. Dead C: Air
  2. Datacide: Flashback Signal
  3. Paul Schutze: Tears
  4. Gastr Del Sol: Work From Smoke
  5. Underworld: Dirty Epic
  6. Burzum: Det Som En Gang Var
  7. Enslaved: Vetrarnott
  8. Irresistible Force: Natural Frequency
  9. Motorpsycho: The Wheel
  10. Terminal Cheesecake: Verbal Space Flight
  11. Burzum: Hvis Lyset Tar Oss
  12. Emperor: Into The Infinity Of Thoughts

Songwriters
  1. Lisa Germano: Geek The Girl (4AD)
  2. Magnetic Fields: The Charm Of The Highway Strip (Merge)
  3. Tori Amos: Under The Pink (Atlantic)
  4. Loreena McKennitt: The Mask And The Mirror (Quinlan Road)
  5. Liz Phair: Whip-Smart (Matador)
  6. Daniel Johnston: Fun (Atlantic)
  7. Beck: Mellow Gold (DGC)
  8. Jeff Buckley: Grace (Columbia)
  9. Freedy Johnston: This Perfect World (Elektra)
  10. Frank Black: Teenager Of The Year (Elektra)
  11. Azalia Snail: Fumarole Rising (Funky Mushroom)
  12. Krestin Hersh: Hips And Makers (4AD)
  13. Elliott Smith: Roman Candle (Cavity Search)
  14. Ani DiFranco: Out Of Range (Rightous Babe)

Industrial

Electronica

Gothic

Heavy rock

Psychedelia

Instrumental

Progressive

Britain
  1. Portishead: Dummy (Go Disc)
  2. Bark Psychosis: Hex (Circa)
  3. Pram: Helium (Too Pure)
  4. Aphex Twins: Selected Ambient Works II (Warp)

Germany
  1. Das Ich: Die Propheten (Danse Macabre)

Japan

France & Belgium

Australia

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