LIST: Great Albums from 1993-2006

Stock up your vinyl collection with some of the best albums of the last two decades

Wanna know where to buy these? Here are 6 Must-Hit Vinyl Shops.

Record Store Day is fast approaching and we thought you could use a hand making your pre-store pick list. We’ve been making our way through Great Albums from the Last 20 Years, so here are some fundamental records that are must-haves for any collection:

1993
Nirvana – In Utero
Radio Head – Pablo Honey
Yo La Tengo – Painful
The Cure – Show
Mazzy Star – So Tonight That I Might See
Iggy Pop – American Caesar
The Cranberries – Everybody Else Is Doing It, So Why Can’t We?
The Flaming Lips – Transmissions From The Satellite Heart
David Bowie – Black Tie White Noise
Dinosaur JR – Where you Been

1994
Weezer – Blue Album
Guided By Voices – Bee Thousand
Pavement – Crooked Rain
Violent Femmes – New Times
Sonic Youth – Experimental Jet Set, Trash And No Star
Beastie Boys – Ill Communication
Oasis – Definitely Maybe
REM – Monster
Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds – Let Love In
Nine Inch Nails – The Downward Spiral
Sebadoh – Bake Sale

1995
Radiohead – The Bends
The Chemical Brothers – Exit Planet Dust
Foo Fighters – Foo Fighters
Morrissey – Southpaw Grammar
The Flaming Lips – Clouds Taste Metallic
Sonic Youth – Washing Machine
Oasis – What’s The Story Morning Glory?
Smashing Pumpkins – Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness
David Bowie – Outside

1996
Neutral Milk Hotel – On Avery Island
Rage Against The Machine – Evil Empire
Modest Mouse – This Is A Long Drive For Someone With Nothing To Think About
Beck – Odelay
Sloan – One Chord To Another
Weezer – Pinkerton
REM – New Adventures In Hi-Fi
Belle and Sebastian – If You’re Feeling Sinister
Jimmy Eat World – Static Prevails
At The Drive In – Acrobatic Tenement

1997
Radiohead – OK Computer
Godspeed You! Black Emperor – F# A#
Oasis – Be Here Now
Daft Punk – Homework
Foo Fighters – The Colour And The Shape
Blur – Blur
The Chemical Brothers – Dig Your Own Hole
The Verve – Urban Hymns
Bjork – Homogenic
Modest Mouse – The Lonesome Crowded West
Mogwai – Young Team

1998
Neutral Milk Hotel – In The Aeroplane Over The Sea
Hayden – The Closer I Get
Sloan – Navy Blues
Cake – Prolonging The Magic
REM – UP
Beck – Mutations
Matthew Good – Underdogs
Belle and Sebastian – Boy With the Arab Strap
Billy Bragg and Wilco – Mermaid Avenue
The Tragically Hip – Phantom Power

1999
Wilco – Summerteeth
Built to Spill – Keep It Like a Secret
Beck – Midnite Vultures
The White Stripes – The White Stripes
Foo Fighters – There is Nothing Left to Lose
Mogwai – Come On Die Young
Pavement – Terror Twilight
Sigur Ros – Ágætis Byrjun
Moby – Play
The Flaming Lips – The Soft Bulletin Only

2000
The New Pornographers – Mass Romantic
Radiohead – Kid A
Queens Of The Stone Age – Rated R
Modest Mouse – The Moon And Antartica
Godspeed You Black Emperor – Lift Your Skinny Fists Like Antennas to Heaven
Coldplay – Parachutes
The White Stripes – De Stijl
The Hives – Veni Vidi Vicious
The Cure – Blood Flowers
Oasis – Standing On The Shoulder Of Giants

2001
The White Stripes – White Blood Cells
The Shins – Oh, Inverted World
The Strokes – Is This It?
Daft Punk – Discovery
Gorillaz – Gorillaz
Radiohead – Amnesiac
Jimmy Eat World – Bleed American
Cake – Comfort Eagle
Spoon – Girls Can Tell
Microphones – The Glow, Pt. 2
Dntel – Life is Full of Possibilities

2002
Interpol – Turn On The Bright Lights
Hot Hot Heat – Make Up the Breakdown
Bright Eyes – Lifted Or The Story Is In the Soil, Keep Your Ear To The Ground
Wilco – Yankee Hotel Foxtrot
Spoon – Kill The Moonlight
Queens Of The Stone Age – Songs For The Deaf
Broken Social Scene – You Forgot It In People
Sonic Youth – Murray Street
Coldplay – A Rush of Blood to the Head
The Flaming Lips – Yoshimi Battles The Pink Robots
Beck – Sea Change

2003
Yeah Yeah Yeahs – Fever to Tell
The White Stripes – Elephant
Death Cab For Cutie – Transatlanticism
The Strokes – Room On Fire
The New Pornographers – Electric Version
The Shins – Chutes Too Narrow
Constantines – Shine A
My Morning Jacket – It Still Moves
Radiohead – Hail to the Thief
The Postal Service – Give Up
Blur – Think Tank
The Unicorns – Who Will Cut Our Hair When We’re
Gone?

Manitoba – Up in Flames
Sufjan Stevens – Greetings from Michigan: The Great Lake State

2004
Arcade Fire – Funeral
A.C. Newman – The Slow Wonder
Junior Boys – Last Exit
Franz Ferdinad – Franz Ferdinand
Iron And Wine – Our Endless Numbered Days
Modest Mouse – Good News for People Who Love Bad News
Animal Collective – Sung Tongs
Death From Above 1979 – You’re A Woman, I’m A Machine
The Walkmen – Bows + Arrows
Interpol – Antics

2005
Sufjan Stevens – Illinois
Clap Your Hands Say Yeah – Clap Your Hands Say Yeah
Wolf Parade – Apologies To The Queen Mary
The Hold Steady – Separation Sunday
The New Pornographers – Twin Cinema
Stars – Set Yourself On Fire
Bloc Party – Silent Alarm
The National – Alligator
Broken Social Scene – Broken Social Scene
Death Cab For Cutie – Plans
Coldplay – X&Y
Bright Eyes – I’m awake, It’s Morning
White Stripes – Get Behind Me Satan
My Morning Jacket – Z

2006
Arctic Monkeys – Whatever People Say I Am, That’s What I’m Not
TV On The Radio – Return To Cookie Mountain
Destroyer – Destroyer’s Rubies
Grizzly Bear – Yellow House
Camera Obscura – Let’s Get Out Of This Country
Band Of Horses – Everything All The Time
The Killers – Sam’s Town
Thom Yorke – The Eraser
The Decemberist – The Crane Wife
The Strokes – First Impressions of the Earth
The Raconteurs – Broken Boy Soldiers