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. 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. Paul Dolden: L'Ivresse de la Vitesse (Empreintes Digitales) (7.5)
  46. Denison-Kimball Trio: Walls In The City (1994)
  47. Dead C: The Operation Of The Sonne (Siltbreeze) (7)
  48. Paul Schutze: The Surgery Of Touch (Extreme) (7)
  49. Velo-Deluxe: Superelastic (Mammoth) (7)
  50. Three Mile Pilot: Chief Assassin to The Sinister (Cargo) (7)
  51. Souled American: Frozen (Moll) (7)
  52. Bedhead: What Fun Life Was (Trance Syndicate) (7)
  53. Datacide: Flowerhead (Rather Interesting) (7)
  54. Enslaved: Vikingligr Veldi (Osmose) (7)
  55. Ben Harper: Welcome To The Cruel World (Virgin) (7)
  56. Rancid: Let's Go (Epitaph) (7)
  57. Low Road: The Devil's Pocket (Passenger) (7)
  58. Jesus Lizard: Down (Touch & Go) (7)
  59. Mentallo & The Fixer: Where Angels Fear To Tread (Zoth Ommog) (7)
  60. Pegboy: Earwig (Quarterstick) (7)
  61. Guided By Voices: Bee Thousand (Scat) (7)
  62. Afghan Whigs: Gentlemen (SubPop) (7)
  63. Vapourspace: Themes From Vapourspace (Ffrr) (7)
  64. Sabalon Glitz: Ufonic (Trixie) (7)
  65. Luna: Bewitched (Elektra) (7)
  66. Southern Culture On The Skids: Ditch Diggin' (Safe House) (7)
  67. Lee Harvey Oswald Band: A Taste Of Prison (Touch And Go) (7)
  68. Global Communication: 76:14 (Dedicated) (7)
  69. Laika: Silver Apples Of The Moon (Too Pure) (7)
  70. Stone Roses: Second Coming (Geffen) (7)
  71. Satchel: EDC (Epic) (7)
  72. Phish: Hoist (Elektra) (7)
  73. Catherine: Sorry (TVT) (7)
  74. Cows: Orphan's Tragedy (Amphetamine Reptile) (7)
  75. Sister Machine Gun: Torture Technique (Wax Trax) (7)
  76. Crust: Crusty Love (Trance) (7)
  77. Delerium: Spheres (Dossier) (7)
  78. Porcupine Tree: The Sky Moves Sideways (Delerium) (7)
  79. Godheadsilo: Scientific Supercake (Kill Rock Stars) (7)
  80. Thinking Fellers Union Local 282: Strangers From The Universe (Matador) (7)
  81. Beck: Mellow Gold (DGC) (7)
  82. Velocity Girl: Simpatico (SubPop) (7)
  83. Man Or Astro-man: Destroy All Astro-men (Estrus) (7)
  84. Jeff Buckley: Grace (Columbia) (7)
  85. Further: Sometimes Chimes (Christmas) (7)
  86. God: The Anatomy Of Addiction (Big Cat) (7)
  87. Codeine: White Birch (SubPop) (7)
  88. Cranberries: No Need To Argue (Island) (7)
  89. Slowdive: Souvlaki (Creation) (7)
  90. Heavenly: Decline And Fall (K) (7)
  91. Marilyn Manson: Portrait Of An American Family (Nothing) (7)
  92. Orbital: Snivilisation (Ffrr) (7)
  93. A Handful Of Dust: The Philosophik Mercury (Corpus Hermeticum) (7)
  94. Unwound: New Plastic Ideas (Kill Rock Stars) (7)
  95. Wedding Present: Watusi (Island) (7)
  96. Come: Don't Ask Don't Tell (Matador) (7)
  97. Freedy Johnston: This Perfect World (Elektra) (7)
  98. Dream Theater: Awake (Atco) (7)
  99. Mountain Goats: Zopilote Machine (Ajax) (7)
  100. Jawbox: For Your Own Special Sweetheart (Atlantic) (7)
  101. Green Day: Dookie (Reprise) (7)
  102. Kyuss: Sky Valley (Elektra) (7)
  103. Oval: Systemisch (Mille Plateaux) (7)
  104. Transglobal Underground: International Times (Nation) (7)
  105. Kristin Hersh: Hips And Makers (4AD) (7)
  106. Cubanate: Cyberia (Polygram) (7)
  107. Irresistible Force: Global Chillage (Rising High) (7)
  108. Tadpoles: He Fell Into The Sky (Bakery) (7)
  109. Spacetime Continuum: Sea Biscuit (Astralwerks) (7)
  110. Silver Jews: Starlite Walker (Drag City) (7)
  111. Elliott Smith: Roman Candle (Cavity Search) (7)
  112. Seefeel: Succour (Warp) (7)
  113. A Produce: Land Of A Thousand Trances (Trance Port) (7)
  114. Sunny Day Real Estate: Diary (SubPop) (7)
  115. Brise-Glace: When In Vanitas (Skin Graft) (7)
  116. Esoteric: Epistemological Despondency (Aesthetic Death)
  117. Milk Cult: Burn Or Bury (Basura) (7)
  118. Stone Temple Pilots: Purple (Atlantic) (7)
  119. Disco Inferno: DI Go Pop (Rough Trade) (7)
  120. Love And Rockets: Hot Trip To Heaven (Beggars Banquet) (7)
  121. O.Rang: Herd Of Instinct (Echo) (7)
  122. Mermen: Food For Other Fish (Kelptone) (7)
  123. Minus 5: Old Liquidator (Glitterhouse) (7)
  124. Burzum: Hvis Lyset Tar Oss (Misanthropy) (7)
  125. Neil Young: Sleeps With Angels (Reprise) (7)
  126. Sea And Cake (Thrill Jockey) (7)
  127. EAR: Mesmerised (Sympathy) (7)
  128. Palace Brothers: Days In The Wake (Drag City) (7)
  129. Lungfish: Pass And Stow (Dischord) (7)
  130. Ani DiFranco: Out Of Range (Rightous Babe) (7)
  131. Seven Year Bitch: Viva Zapata (C/Z) (7)
  132. Bailter Space: Vortura (Matador) (7)
  133. Atomic 61: Tinnitus In Extremis (Cavity Search) (7)
  134. Karp: Mustaches Wild (K) (7)
  135. Blackeyed Susans: All Souls Alive (Frontier) (7)
  136. Towering Inferno: Kaddish (Island) (7)
  137. Chris Connelly: Shipwreck (Wax Trax) (7)
  138. Emperor: In The Nightside Eclipse (Century Black) (7)
  139. Chrome Cranks: Chrome Cranks (PCP, 1994) (7)
  140. 4 Hero: Parallel Universe (Reinforced) (7)
  141. DQE: But Me I Fell Down (Feel Good All Over) (7)
  142. MC900 Ft Jesus: One Step Ahead of the Spider (1994) (7)

Playlist
(compiled mostly by Austin from my reviews))
( Click here to play some of them on Spotify (thank you Luke!))
  1. Von Lmo: Radio World
  2. REM: What's The Frequency Kenneth (1994)
  3. Cranberries: Zombie (1994)
  4. Lisa Germano: Psychopath
  5. Portishead: Sour Times
  6. Nine Inch Nails: Big Man With A Gun
  7. Space Streakings: Kai Kai Scratch
  8. Soundgarden: Black Hole Sun
  9. Bugskull: Concave Life
  10. Drive Like Jehu: Here Comes the Rome Plows
  11. Shellac: My Black Ass
  12. Jon Spencer Blues Explosion: Greyhound
  13. Pearl Jam: Better Man
  14. Unsane: Body Bomb
  15. Low: Rope
  16. Stereolab: Three Longers Later
  17. Cobra Verde: Was It Good
  18. Korn: Faget
  19. Pram: Shadows
  20. Lambchop: Because You Are the Very Air He Breathes
  21. Ben Harper: Pleasure And Pain
  22. Magnetic Fields: Born On A Train
  23. Tiny Lights: Circle Sky
  24. Today is the Day: My First Knife
  25. Azalia Snail: Into Yr World
  26. Mo Boma: Food of the Gods
  27. Jesus Lizard: Low Rider
  28. Soul Coughing: Sugar Free Jazz
  29. Beck: Beercan
  30. John Frusciante: Ten to Butter Blood Voodoo
  31. Pegboy: Sinner Inside
  32. Dazzling Killmen: Bone Fragments
  33. Rancid: Salvation
  34. Bedhead: Powder
  35. Tori Amos: Cornflake Girl
  36. Green Day: Basket Case
  37. Soma: Dark Koma
  38. Laika: Let Me Sleep
  39. Jeff Buckley: Lover You Should've Come Over
  40. Kristin Hersh: A Loon
  41. Sam Phillips: I Need Love
  42. Minus 5: How Many Bones
  43. Velo-Deluxe: Dirtass
  44. Kyuss: Supa Scoopa and Mighty Scoop
  45. Guided By Voices: I Am a Scientist
  46. Tadpoles: Umbrella Smile
  47. Cradle of Thorns: My Sister Sam
  48. Stone Roses: Breaking Into Heaven
  49. Cubanate: Skeletal
  50. godheadSilo: Nuts to You
  51. Elliott Smith: Condor Ave.
  52. Crust: Lesbian Weekend
  53. Dream Theater: The Mirror
  54. Thinking Fellers Union Local 282: My Pal the Tortoise
  55. Luna: Friendly Advice
  56. Phish: If I Could
  57. Cherubs: Wornout Balls
  58. Aphex Twin: Rhubarb
  59. Milk Cult: Urine, the Money
  60. Atomic 61: Saigon Kitchen
  61. Mountain Goats: Going to Georgia
  62. Bailter Space: Shadow
  63. The Wedding Present: So Long, Baby
  64. Elevator To Hell: Rather Be
  65. dEUS: Suds And Soda
  66. Motorpsycho: Watersound
  67. Emperor: Into A Satana
  68. Filter: Hey Man Nice Shot
  69. Catherine: Broken Bunny Bird
  70. Lungfish: Computer
  71. Stone Temple Pilots: Interstate Love Song
  72. Marilyn Manson: Cake and Sodomy
  73. Karp: Baby Bear's Porridge
  74. Lee Harvey Oswald Band: Jesus Never Lived on Mars
  75. Emperor: Into A Santana
  76. Beastie Boys: Sabotage
  77. Pantera: Five Minutes Alone
Extended tracks
(compiled mostly by Austin from my reviews))
  1. Dead C: Air
  2. Paul Dolden: Dancing on the Walls of Jericho
  3. Rodan: The Everyday World Of Bodies (1994)
  4. Sky Cries Mary: 4:00AM
  5. Datacide: Flashback Signal
  6. Paul Schutze: Tears
  7. Gastr Del Sol: Work From Smoke
  8. Vidna Obmana: The Feather Cycle
  9. Low: Lullaby
  10. Dirty Three: Indian Love Song
  11. Gastr Del Sol: Work From Smoke
  12. Bark Psychosis: Absent Friend
  13. Drive Like Jehu: Luau
  14. Aurora: Fire/Earth/Water/Air
  15. Underworld: Dirty Epic
  16. Burzum: Det Som En Gang Var
  17. Gate: Have Not
  18. Mentallo & The Fixer: Bring to Boil
  19. Love and Rockets: Body and Soul
  20. Azonic: Raze
  21. Tori Amos: Yes Anastasia
  22. God: Driving the Demons Out
  23. Loop Guru: The Third Chamber
  24. Gate: Venerable Clouds
  25. Delerium: Monolith
  26. Global Communication: 9 39
  27. Three Mile Pilot: Androsyn Guardian
  28. Emperor: Into The Infinity Of Thoughts
  29. Terminal Cheesecake: Verbal Space Flight
  30. Motorpsycho: The Wheel
  31. Enslaved: Vetrarnott
  32. Irresistible Force: Natural Frequency
  33. Burzum: Hvis Lyset Tar Oss
  34. Circle: Meronia
  35. Hannah Marcus: Nightmare
  36. Mark Van Hoen: Weathered Gate
  37. Brise-Glace: One Syntactical Unit
  38. Loreena McKennitt: Mystic's Dream
  39. Neil Young: Change Your Mind
  40. High Rise: Pop Sicle (Live)

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
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