100 Greatest Albums of 1994

Criteria: These music albums from the year 1994 were chosen for their immediate and lasting popularity, impact, influence, and acclaim from critics and musicians. This list does not include 'Greatest Hits' albums.

Note: Yearly album lists go by earliest 'release date'. Not necessarily the year an album peaked in the U.S. charts.

  1. Dookie - Green Day
  2. Ready to Die - The Notorious B.I.G.
  3. Downward Spiral - Nine Inch Nails
  4. Superunknown - Soundgarden
  5. CrazySexyCool - TLC
  6. Illmatic - Nas
  7. Definitely Maybe - Oasis
  8. MTV Unplugged in New York - Nirvana
  9. Weezer - Weezer
10. Grace - Jeff Buckley
11. Ill Communication - Beastie Boys
12. Vitalogy - Pearl Jam
13. Throwing Copper - Live
14. Parklife - Blur
15. Live Through This - Hole
16. Dummy - Portishead
17. Smash - Offspring
18. Mellow Gold - Beck
19. Cracked Rear View - Hootie and the Blowfish
20. Korn - Korn
21. II - Boyz II Men
22. My Life - Mary J. Blige
23. Monster - R.E.M.
24. Crooked Rain, Crooked Rain - Pavement
25. Under the Table and Dreaming - Dave Matthews Band
26. Sixteen Stone - Bush
27. Music for the Jilted Generation - The Prodigy
28. No Need to Argue - Cranberries
29. Under the Pink - Tori Amos
30. Jar of Flies - Alice In Chains
31. The Holy Bible - Manic Street Preachers
32. Vauxhall and I - Morrissey
33. Diary - Sunny Day Real Estate
34. Purple - Stone Temple Pilots
35. Wildflowers - Tom Petty
36. Regulate... the G Funk Era - Warren G
37. Tical - Method Man
38. Four - Blues Traveler
39. Southernplayalisticadillacmuzik - Outkast
40. Seal - Seal
41. Bee Thousand - Guided by Voices
42. Protection - Massive Attack
43. Burn My Eyes - Machine Head
44. Resurrection - Common Sense
45. Age Ain't Nothing But a Number - Aaliyah
46. Punk in Drublic - NOFX
47. Brandy - Brandy
48. Dog Man Star - Suede
49. Bedtime Stories - Madonna
50. Far Beyond Driven - Pantera
51. His 'n' Hers - Pulp
52. 6 Feet Deep/Niggamortis - Gravediggaz
53. Let Love In - Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds
54. From the Cradle - Eric Clapton
55. Welcome to Sky Valley - Kyuss
56. Selected Ambient Works Vol. II - Aphex Twin
57. The Sun Rises in the East - Jeru the Damaja
58. There's Nothing Wrong With Love - Built to Spill
59. Division Bell - Pink Floyd
60. Sleeps with Angels - Neil Young
61. Chocolate and Cheese - Ween
62. Stranger Than Fiction - Bad Religion
63. All 4 One - All 4 One
64. Do You Want More?!!!??! - Roots
65. Bakesale - Sebadoh
66. Rubberneck - Toadies
67. Youthanasia - Megadeth
68. Let's Go - Rancid
69. Stress: The Extinction Agenda - Organized Konfusion
70. Teenager of the Year - Frank Black
71. Amplified Heart - Everything but the Girl
72. Voodoo Lounge - Rolling Stones
73. Welcome to the Cruel World - Ben Harper
74. Blowout Comb - Digable Planets
75. In the Nightside Eclipse - Emperor
76. Second Coming - Stone Roses
77. The Diary - Scarface
78. The Return of the Space Cowboy - Jamiroquai
79. Troublegum - Therapy?
80. Creepin On Ah Come Up - Bone Thugs-N-Harmony
81. Amber - Autechre
82. I Ain't Movin' - Des'ree
83. 76:14 - Global Communication
84. Dulcinea - Toad the Wet Sprocket
85. Hard to Earn - Gang Starr
86. De Misteriis Dom Sathanas - Mayhem
87. When I Woke - Rusted Root
88. 24 Hour Revenge Therapy - Jawbreaker
89. I Could Live in Hope - Low
90. The Main Ingredient - Pete Rock & C.L. Smooth
91. Lifeforms - Future Sound of London
92. Space Invaders / Another Night - Real McCoy
93. American Thighs - Veruca Salt
94. Amorica - Black Crowes
95. Longing in Their Hearts - Bonnie Raitt
96. Weight - Rollins Band
97. Word...Life - O.C.
98. Awake - Dream Theater
99. Volume 1 - Thug Life
100. Too High to Die - Meat Puppets
DigitalDreamDoor Editor Picks for 1994
Brian's choice - An unheralded great album from 1994
* Horsebreaker Star - Grant McLennan

Brett's choice:
* Teenage Symphonies To God - Velvet Crush

Ryan's choice:
* For Your Own Special Sweetheart - Jawbox

Lew's choice:
* Mighty Joe Moon - Grant Lee Buffalo
1993   |   1995