Billboard #1 Albums from 1994

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Superunknown - Soundgarden 20
MTV Unplugged in New York - Nirvana 15
Doggystyle - Snoop Doggy Dogg 10
Monster - R.E.M. 9
The Sign - Ace of Base 8
Ill Communication - Beastie Boys 7
Vitalogy - Pearl Jam 4
Jar of Flies - Alice in Chains 4
Purple - Stone Temple Pilots 4
Toni Braxton - Toni Braxton 3
Miracles: The Holiday Album - Kenny G 3
Music Box - Mariah Carey 3
Far Beyond Driven - Pantera 3
The Crow - Soundtrack 2
Longing in Their Hearts - Bonnie Raitt 2
II - Boyz II Men 1
From the Cradle - Eric Clapton 1
The Division Bell - Pink Floyd 1
The Lion King - Soundtrack 1
Kickin' It Up - John Michael Montgomery 0
Murder Was the Case - Soundtrack 0
Hell Freezes Over - Eagles 0
Not a Moment Too Soon - Tim McGraw 0


my fingers is a jellyfish (omar little), Tuesday, 6 January 2009 00:08 (twelve years ago) link

btw if nirvana wins this one too you can all go to hell

my fingers is a jellyfish (omar little), Tuesday, 6 January 2009 00:13 (twelve years ago) link

I love Monster and Ill Communication best, with Superunknown and Nirvana next.

Alfred, Lord Sotosyn, Tuesday, 6 January 2009 00:18 (twelve years ago) link

Voted for Doggystyle in the last one and II was the first album I ever owned, so that one.

Jedi Mind Trick Daddy (The Reverend), Tuesday, 6 January 2009 00:24 (twelve years ago) link

we need to make sure snoop doesn't get robbed in this poll, guys.

ian, Tuesday, 6 January 2009 00:24 (twelve years ago) link

which is why i voted for doggystle instead of the sign, and don't feel bad about it.

ian, Tuesday, 6 January 2009 00:25 (twelve years ago) link

I voted for Doggystyle last time. Gots to be Monster here.

Gukbe, Tuesday, 6 January 2009 00:31 (twelve years ago) link

This was the big year for grunge.

Superunknown

kornrulez6969, Tuesday, 6 January 2009 00:32 (twelve years ago) link

Ill Com no question. still need animated GIF of MCA doing the 'yap yap' gesture in the 'Sure Shot' video.

Timezilla vs Mechadistance (blueski), Tuesday, 6 January 2009 00:37 (twelve years ago) link

Monster.

ilxor, Tuesday, 6 January 2009 02:12 (twelve years ago) link

lol crow soundtrack

johnny crunch, Tuesday, 6 January 2009 02:15 (twelve years ago) link

jar of flies by a mile

Mr. Snrub, Tuesday, 6 January 2009 02:17 (twelve years ago) link

Monster - R.E.M.

then Snoop and Nirvana. Though oddly in 200fucking9 I've been digging Alice In Chains lately.

Euler, Tuesday, 6 January 2009 04:07 (twelve years ago) link

gotta be kenny g. for me.

(*゚ー゚)θ L(。・_・)   °~ヾ(・ε・ *) (Steve Shasta), Tuesday, 6 January 2009 04:14 (twelve years ago) link

all other votes are null and void.

(*゚ー゚)θ L(。・_・)   °~ヾ(・ε・ *) (Steve Shasta), Tuesday, 6 January 2009 04:14 (twelve years ago) link

That Eagles album makes me want to drink poison.

billstevejim, Tuesday, 6 January 2009 04:21 (twelve years ago) link

I'm gonna take educated guess that The Lion King and Boyz II Men had the longest stays at #1 this year.

billstevejim, Tuesday, 6 January 2009 04:22 (twelve years ago) link

Correct on Lion King (9 weeks), wrong on BIIM (4 weeks+1 in 1995, several others here matched that)

Looking that up makes me realize that CrazySexyCool never hit #1. What the fucking fuck? That's pretty much the definitive everyone-had-this album of the mid-90s to me.

The Reverend, Tuesday, 6 January 2009 04:37 (twelve years ago) link

I'm not sure which one I listened to more at the time, the Lion King OST or The Sign.

miss precious perfect (musically), Tuesday, 6 January 2009 04:41 (twelve years ago) link

nirvana (sorry omar, you homosexual vigilante)

Ill C is great, but pales (slightly) next to Check yr Head. Ditto Doggystyle/The Chronic & Driven/VDOP. Monster sucks. Purple, Superunknown & Jar of Flies are all just fine, but can't quite top Nirvana at their best. 1994 = year of the rockist, even for hip hop.

Pain don't hurt. (Pillbox), Tuesday, 6 January 2009 05:42 (twelve years ago) link

it's a damn shame that 'from the cradle' is still like the best-selling blues album of all time or something.

shook pwns (omar little), Monday, 12 January 2009 00:15 (twelve years ago) link

Voting for "The Division Bell" seems a bit desperate, but the rest are worse.

Geir Hongro, Monday, 12 January 2009 04:10 (twelve years ago) link

You don't like Nirvana, Geir? That's a bit of a surprise, considering how well KC knew his way around a hook and all.

Pain don't hurt. (Pillbox), Monday, 12 January 2009 04:46 (twelve years ago) link

Voted Doggystyle.

a hoy hoy, Monday, 12 January 2009 10:55 (twelve years ago) link

you guys are forgetting that Unplugged is a boring live album that you have to be totally gaga over Nirvana to care about

competition comes down to Snoop and, surprisingly for me, Soundgarden here - I don't think I've listened to either album since '95 tho

J0hn D., Monday, 12 January 2009 13:20 (twelve years ago) link

I ran into Kim Thayil in the supermarket once [/suzy].

If Timi Yuro would be still alive, most other singers could shut up, Monday, 12 January 2009 13:26 (twelve years ago) link

Wow. I went with my gut and picked the Sign, which is probably my favorite record from the 90s that's not a Nirvana record, but its definitely not "the best" album on here, but definitely my favorite. I think the best is probably Nirvana Unplugged.

That's the one that he did the Vaselines cover on. And the Meat Puppets came out. And that Leadbelly cover where he yowls like crazy. Yeah that record is beautiful front to back, and later, when I got the Vaselines record, it was immediate and beautiful right off the bat, because I knew some of the songs already thanks to Kurt. (Like I knew him... ha.)

Anyway, this list is from when I was 13, so it was pretty important. I was a freshman in high school and Black Hole Sun was on MTV warping my little mind. Superunknown was pretty good, but crap like Spoonman just doesn't hold up.

Doggystyle is fantastic, but not complete... I feel like some of it's a work in progress, but again, the singles are just wonderful. I can just smell the Cali air when I'm listening to them.

STP is brilliant too... And the Crow soundtrack! With that STP song. "Driving faster in my... Car!" Man, so good. Pantera! Baby's first metal album...and what a first metal album to have!

Vitalogy and Monster were both decent albums, but surely not their bands strongest...

I wasn't into country back then, but can respect those albums now...and it's strange, but somehow I never liked Ill Communication.

the who cares (okamax), Monday, 12 January 2009 17:15 (twelve years ago) link

Unplugged In NY isn't boring.. theres 5 or 6 songs on there which are the definitive versions.

billstevejim, Monday, 12 January 2009 17:18 (twelve years ago) link

.. not to mention all those fanfuckingtastic covers.

Pain don't hurt. (Pillbox), Monday, 12 January 2009 17:21 (twelve years ago) link

Yes, I sometimes think that Unplugged Nirvana was curiously both the best Unplugged thingy and the best Nirvana thingy.

Ye Mad Puffin, Monday, 12 January 2009 17:23 (twelve years ago) link

Sometimes... and then I put on In Utero and die.

the who cares (okamax), Monday, 12 January 2009 17:35 (twelve years ago) link

What a lousy year.

I've never heard it, but here's the The Crow OST tracklist:
1. Burn - The Cure
2. Golgotha Tenement Blues - Machines Of Loving Grace
3. Big Empty - Stone Temple Pilots
4. Dead Souls - Nine Inch Nails
5. Darkness - Rage Against The Machine
6. Color Me Once - The Violent Femmes
7. Ghostrider - Rollins Band
8. Milktoast - Helmet
9. Badge, The - Pantera
10. Slip Slide Melting - For Love Not Lisa
11. After the Flesh - The Thrill Kill Kult/My Life With The Thrill...
12. Snakedriver - Jesus & Mary Chain
13. Time Baby III - Medicine
14. It Can't Rain All the Time - Jane Siberry

Eazy, Monday, 12 January 2009 17:37 (twelve years ago) link

went for doggystyle over ill communication tho if im being honest i bang out 2 'get it together' more than any of the snoop joints

and what, Monday, 12 January 2009 17:38 (twelve years ago) link

I've never heard it, but here's the The Crow OST tracklist:

!!

let me direct you to a classic thread: the crow ost is the worst record i have ever heard

also

Tracy Michael Jordan Catalano (Jordan), Monday, 12 January 2009 17:43 (twelve years ago) link

You don't like Nirvana, Geir?

I dislike live albums. I believe the only live album I own is ELP's "Pictures At An Exhibition". Because it was never anything else but live (well, not until 20 years later anyway)

Geir Hongro, Tuesday, 13 January 2009 02:48 (twelve years ago) link

What an abysmal year. Was anyone having fun that year, other than Snoop Dogg?

u s steel, Tuesday, 13 January 2009 03:29 (twelve years ago) link

Nope. But Pantera were having the best bad time of the bunch.

moley, Tuesday, 13 January 2009 04:21 (twelve years ago) link

I can't believe Geir doesn't own this - it's great!

http://www.jpgr.co.uk/pcsp720_a.jpg

^likes tilt-a-whirls (Pancakes Hackman), Tuesday, 13 January 2009 14:53 (twelve years ago) link

Bah 94 was a great year with a bunch of awful Bilboard nr 1 albums

baaderonixx, Tuesday, 13 January 2009 15:02 (twelve years ago) link

struggled to find an album i liked in that list.
went with soundgarden in the end.

mark e, Tuesday, 13 January 2009 15:06 (twelve years ago) link

1994 fell on black days amirite

Alfred, Lord Sotosyn, Tuesday, 13 January 2009 15:10 (twelve years ago) link

actualy, i just realised 94 was all about the golden era of FAX records for me.
a good year, but crap list.

mark e, Tuesday, 13 January 2009 15:56 (twelve years ago) link

Toni Braxton seems to be kinda forgotten theses days, but her debut album is great, so I'm gonna vote for that.

Tuomas, Tuesday, 13 January 2009 16:03 (twelve years ago) link

There are few other r'n'b hits of the nineties as great as "Another Sad Love Song".

Tuomas, Tuesday, 13 January 2009 16:05 (twelve years ago) link

I like the singles more than the album.

Alfred, Lord Sotosyn, Tuesday, 13 January 2009 16:07 (twelve years ago) link

Well, there's "Unbreak My Heart", "You're Makin' Me High", "Breathe Again", and "You Mean The World To Me"...

^likes black girls (HI DERE), Tuesday, 13 January 2009 16:07 (twelve years ago) link

I love "Breathe Again" too, but for some reason "Unbreak My Heart" always sounded kinda sour and irritating to me. Can't really explain why.

Tuomas, Tuesday, 13 January 2009 16:08 (twelve years ago) link

I remember when "Breathe Again" and "Another Sad Love Song" came out I really thought they were great, but I couldn't admit that to anyone, because back then 15-year old Finnish boys weren't supposed to like r'n'b.

Tuomas, Tuesday, 13 January 2009 16:10 (twelve years ago) link

...or at least not Toni Braxton. TLC at least had some hip-hop credibility.

Tuomas, Tuesday, 13 January 2009 16:13 (twelve years ago) link

Doggystyle, easily. if it weren't on the list i'd probably go with Ill Comm.

What was the big r'n'b hit of 1994, where three guys sang something like "I swear, by the moon and the stars in the sky...", and they were like Michael Jackson's nephews or something? I even liked that one.

Tuomas, Tuesday, 13 January 2009 16:17 (twelve years ago) link

... That song was called "I Swear".

^likes black girls (HI DERE), Tuesday, 13 January 2009 16:17 (twelve years ago) link

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/All_4_One

^likes black girls (HI DERE), Tuesday, 13 January 2009 16:18 (twelve years ago) link

Oh yeah, by All-4-One! Wikipedia says nothing about them being Michael Jackson's cousins though... Am I mixing them up with some other group?

Tuomas, Tuesday, 13 January 2009 16:20 (twelve years ago) link

didn't some country dude cover it shortly after?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brownstone_(band)

Country dude is John Michael Montgomery (listed above) and his version came first.

^likes black girls (HI DERE), Tuesday, 13 January 2009 16:23 (twelve years ago) link

I'm almost certain there was an r'n'b group in the mid-nineties who were Michael Jackson's nephews or cousins, and their name had a number in it. Does anyone remember what it was?

Tuomas, Tuesday, 13 January 2009 16:24 (twelve years ago) link

Tuomas - 3T

nate woolls, Tuesday, 13 January 2009 16:25 (twelve years ago) link

Ah, thanks!

Tuomas, Tuesday, 13 January 2009 16:26 (twelve years ago) link

wau. AMC Theaters used to play "Anything" as part of their "pre-show."

Alfred, Lord Sotosyn, Tuesday, 13 January 2009 16:31 (twelve years ago) link

Automatic thread bump. This poll is closing tomorrow.

System, Wednesday, 14 January 2009 00:01 (twelve years ago) link

I can't believe Geir doesn't own this

I don't even own "Genesis Live" or "Seconds Out". The definitive versions are on the studio albums anyway, so what would I need alternative versions for?

Geir Hongro, Wednesday, 14 January 2009 00:20 (twelve years ago) link

ace of base.

xhuxk, Wednesday, 14 January 2009 03:40 (twelve years ago) link

Automatic thread bump. This poll's results are now in.

System, Thursday, 15 January 2009 00:01 (twelve years ago) link

twelve years pass...

didn't like most of these

Dan S, Tuesday, 20 July 2021 01:24 (two weeks ago) link


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