100 Greatest Albums of 1993

1993 record album covers for In Utero, Siamese Dream, Enter the Wu-tang and Doggystyle
Criteria: These music albums from the year 1993 were chosen for their immediate and lasting popularity, impact, influence, and acclaim from critics and musicians. This list does not include 'Greatest Hits' albums.

  1. In Utero - Nirvana
  2. Enter the Wu-tang (36 Chambers) - Wu-Tang Clan
  3. Siamese Dream - Smashing Pumpkins
  4. Doggystyle - Snoop Doggy Dogg
  5. Vs. - Pearl Jam
  6. August and Everything After - Counting Crows
  7. Debut - Björk
  8. Tuesday Night Music Club - Sheryl Crow
  9. Midnight Marauders - A Tribe Called Quest
10. Exile in Guyville - Liz Phair
11. Suede - Suede
12. Black Sunday - Cypress Hill
13. Everybody Else Is Doing It, So Why Can't We - Cranberries
14. Last Splash - Breeders
15. Janet - Janet Jackson
16. Music Box - Mariah Carey
17. 12 Play - R. Kelly
18. Rid of Me - PJ Harvey
19. Get a Grip - Aerosmith
20. Toni Braxton - Toni Braxton
21. Fumbling Towards Ecstasy - Sarah McLachlan
22. Very - Pet Shop Boys
23. Ten Summoner's Tales - Sting
24. So Tonight That I Might See - Mazzy Star
25. Zooropa - U2
26. Undertow - Tool
27. Songs of Faith and Devotion - Depeche Mode
28. Chaos A.D. - Sepultura
29. Modern Life Is Rubbish - Blur
30. Dubnobasswithmyheadman - Underworld
31. Bat Out of Hell 2: Back Into Hell - Meat Loaf
32. Souvlaki - Slowdive
33. Yes I Am - Melissa Etheridge
34. Very Necessary - Salt 'n' Pepa
35. God Shuffled His Feet - Crash Test Dummies
36. Are You Gonna Go My Way - Lenny Kravitz
37. Bloody Kisses - Type O Negative
38. Enta da Stage - Black Moon
39. Orbital [Brown Album] - Orbital
40. Candlebox - Candlebox
41. Diary of a Mad Band - Jodeci
42. Cure for Pain - Morphine
43. Pork Soda - Primus
44. 93 Til Infinity - Souls of Mischief
45. River of Dreams - Billy Joel
46. Emergency on Planet Earth - Jamiroquai
47. Laid - James
48. Reachin' (A New Refutation of Time and Space) - Digable Planets
49. A Storm in Heaven - The Verve
50. Gentlemen - Afghan Whigs
51. Sons of Soul - Tony! Toni! Tone!
52. Wild Wood - Paul Weller
53. Hints Allegations and Things Left Unsaid - Collective Soul
54. Houdini - Melvins
55. For the Cool in You - Babyface
56. Star - Belly
57. Painful - Yo La Tengo
58. Return of the Boom Bap - KRS-One
59. Jazzmatazz Volume 1 - Guru
60. Tindersticks - Tindersticks
61. Anodyne - Uncle Tupelo
62. I'm Ready - Tevin Campbell
63. Transmissions From the Satellite Heart - Flaming Lips
64. It's On (Dr. Dre) 187um Killa - Eazy-E
65. Buhloone Mind State - De La Soul
66. Pablo Honey - Radiohead
67. Unplugged...and Seated - Rod Stewart
68. Duran Duran [The Wedding Album] - Duran Duran
69. Strictly 4 My N.I.G.G.A.Z. - 2pac
70. Transient Random-Noise Bursts With Announcements - Stereolab
71. Where You Been - Dinosaur Jr.
72. Heartwork - Carcass
73. Deluxe - Better Than Ezra
74. Spilt Milk - Jellyfish
75. In on the Kill Taker - Fugazi
76. Come on Feel the Lemonheads - Lemonheads
77. Together Alone - Crowded House
78. Kerosene Hat - Cracker
79. Bacdafucup - Onyx
80. Red House Painters [Rollercoaster] - Red House Painters
81. Unplugged - Neil Young
82. Whatever - Aimee Mann
83. Lethal Injection - Ice Cube
84. Giant Steps - Boo Radleys
85. Sister Sweetly - Big Head Todd & The Monsters
86. Here Come the Lords - Lords of the Underground
87. Five Days in July - Blue Rodeo
88. Fuzzy - Grant Lee Buffalo
89. Frosting on the Beater - Posies
90. Hand on the Torch - Us3
91. Black Reign - Queen Latifah
92. Frank Black - Frank Black
93. Republic - New Order
94. Counterparts - Rush
95. Hummin' Comin' at 'Cha - Xscape
96. New Wave - Auteurs
97. The Bliss Album...? - P.M. Dawn
98. Saturation - Urge Overkill
99. Icky Mettle - Archers of Loaf
100. No Need for Alarm - Del the Funkyhomosapien
In Utero Nirvana album cover
Enter the Wu-tang 36 Chambers album cover
Siamese Dream Smashing Pumpkins album cover
Doggystyle Snoop Doggy Dogg album cover
Vs Pearl Jam album cover
August and Everything After Counting Crows album cover
Debut, Bjork album cover
 DigitalDreamDoor Editor Picks for 1993
  Brian's choice - An unheralded great album from 1993
 •  The Wheel - Rosanne Cash
  Brett's choice:
 •  Broken Toy Shop - E
  Ryan's choice:
 •  Blonder Tongue Audio Baton - Swirlies
  Bruce's choice:
 •  Chicago Street Corner Blues And Rhythm - The El Dorados

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


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