Wednesday, January 3, 2001

McQ's Favorite Albums Of 1994

Starting February 2024, thru 2025, McQ's Best Of will be reassessing it's 1994 album rankings, repositioning already ranked titles, and adding dozens of new titles to the mix.

Highest Recommends
1. Dummy - Portishead
2. Dookie - Green Day

Strong Recommends
3. Parklife - Blur
4. The Downward Spiral - Nine Inch Nails
5. MTV Unplugged In New York - Nirvana

Solid Recommends
6. Grace - Jeff Buckley
7. Second Coming - The Stone Roses
8. Definitely, Maybe - Oasis

Mild Recommends
9. Monster - REM
10. Whip-Smart - Liz Phair

1994 Albums Of Critical Note I've Yet To Assess In Full
24 Hour Revenge Therapy - Jawbreaker
50th Birthday Concert - Evan Parker
76:14 - Global Communication
Amber - Autechre
American Recordings - John Cash
Amplified Heart - Everything But The Girl
And She Closed Her Eyes - Stina Nordenstam
Another Thought  - Arthur Russell
At Action Park - Shellac
Bakesale - Sebadoh
Bee Thousand - Guided By Voices
Blade Runner - Vangelis
Burn My Eyes - Machinehead
Carry The Day - Henry Threadgill
Casa Babylon - Mana Negra
Chocolate And Cheese - Ween
Cracked Rear View - Hootie & The Blowfish
CrazySexyCool - TLC
Crooked Rain, Crooked Rain - Pavement
Da Lama Ao Caos - Chico Science & Nacao Zumbi
Days In The Wake - Palace Brothers
Diary - Sunny Day Real Estate
Disco Inferno - D. I. Go Pop 
Do Right Man - Dan Penn
Dog Man Star - Suede
Far Beyond Driven - Pantera
File Under: Easy Listening - Sugar
For Your Own Special Heart - Jawbox
From The Cradle - Eric Clapton
Geek The Girl - Lisa Germano
Give Out But Don't Give Up - Primal Scream
Gorgeous George - Edwyn Collins
Haunted Dancehall - The Sabres Of Paradise
Hex - Bark Psychosis
Hips And Makers - Kirsten Hersch
His 'n' Hers - Pulp
Home - Spearhead
Horsebreaker Star - Grant McLennan
How To Make Friends And Influence People - Terrorvision
I Could Live In Hope - Low
Icky Mettle - Archers Of Loaf
Ill communication - Beastie Boys
Illmatic - Nas
In My Life - Iris DeMent
In The Nightside Eclipse - Emperor
Jar Of Flies - Alice In Chains
Let Love In - Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds
L'Etat Et Moi - Blumfeld
Lifeforms - The Future Sound Of London
Live Through This - Hole
Mars Audiac Quintet - Stereolab
Mellow Gold - Beck
Mighty Joe Moon - Grant Lee Buffalo
Minimal Nation - Robert Hood
Moodswing - Joshua Redman
Music For The Jilted Generation - The Prodigy
Musik - Plastikman
My Life - Mary J. Blige
No Quarter: Unledded - Jimmy Page And Robert Plant
Parallel Universe - 4 Hero
Pony Express Record - Shudder To Think
Protection - Massive Attack
Punk In Drublic - NoFX
Purple - Stone Temple Pilots
Orange - Jon Spencer Blues Explosion
Re - Cafe Tacvba
Ready To Die - The Notorious B.I.G.
Regulate... G-Funk Era - Warren G
Resurrection - Common Sense
Roman Candle - Elliott Smith
Ruby Vroom - Soul Coughing
Second Coming - The Stone Roses
Selected Ambient Works Volume II - Aphex Twin
Silver Apples Of The Moon - Laika
Sixteen Stone - Bush
Sleeps With Angels - Neil Young
Smash - The Offspring
Snivilisation - Orbital
Southernplayalisticadillacmuzik - Outkast
Stress: The Extinction Agenda - Organised Confusion
Superunknown - Soundgarden
Talking Timbuktu - Ali Farka Toure With Ry Cooder
Teenager Of The Year - Frank Black
The Charm Of The Highway Strip - Magnetic Fields
The Holy Bible - Manic Street Preachers
The Impossible Bird - Nick Lowe
The Orphan's Lament - Huun-Huur-Tu
The Sun Rises In The East - Jeru The Damaja
There's Nothing Wrong With Love - Built To Spill
Throwing Copper - Live
Tical - Method Man
Timothy's Monster - Motorpsycho
Troublegum - Therapy?
Twice Removed - Sloan
Under The Pink - Tori Amos
Vauxhall And I - Morrissey
Verde, Anil, Amerolo.... - Marisa Monte
Vitalogy - Pearl Jam
Voodoo Lounge - The Rolling Stones
Welcome To Sky Valley - Kyuss
Welcome To Our Cruel World - Ben Harper
Whipsmart - Liz Phair
Whiskey For The Holy Ghost - Mark Lanegan
Worst Case Scenario - dEUS
Yank Crime - Drive Like Jehu

Last Updated 02.17.24

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