The March Madness of Alternative Albums

On April 5th, 2023, after Championship Tuesday, the album ______________ was played in its entirety on 102.1 the Edge at 9pm. You fill in the blank with the
March Madness of Alternative Albums.

Vinyl albums outsold CDs for the first time since 1987, it marked the 16th consecutive year of growth in vinyl, with 41 million albums sold — compared to 33 million CDs.

What album, whether you owned on vinyl, CD, cassette, or download, is the most influential?
What album did you hear and wear out over and over again?
What album is the best and stands out from all the rest?


Monday, March 20th, 2023

Green Day Dookie 70% No Doubt Tragic Kingdom 30%

The Clash London Calling 67% Ramones Ramones 33%

Mumford & Sons Sigh No More 64% Foster the People Torches 36%

Our Lady Peace Clumsy 68% Metric Synthetica


St. Patrick’s Day 2023

R.E.M. Automatic for the People 55% U2 Achtung Baby 45%

The Cranberries No Need to Argue 61% The Lumineers The Lumineers 39%

Oasis (What’s the Story) Morning Glory 73% Blur Blur 27%

Smashing Pumpkins Siamese Dream 62% Stone Temple Pilots Core 38%


Thursday, March 16th, 2023

The White Stripes Elephant 63% The Black Keys El Camino 37%

Beastie Boys Licensed to Ill 50.35% Linkin Park Hybrid Theory 49.65%

Arctic Monkeys Whatever People Say I Am That’s What I’m Not 52% Cage the Elephant Cage the Elephant 48%

Bush Sixteen Stone 68% Imagine Dragons Night Visions 32%


Wednesday, March 15th, 2023

Foo Fighters The Colour and the Shape 71% Queens of the Stone Age Songs of the Deaf 29%

Weezer Weezer 66% Jimmy Eat World Bleed American 34%

Soundgarden Superunknown 60% Audioslave Audioslave 40%

Red Hot Chili Peppers Blood Sugar Sex Magik 67% Sublime Sublime 33%


Tuesday, March 14th, 2023

Radiohead OK Computer 71% Coldplay Parachutes 29%

Blink-182 Enema of the State 55% The Offspring Smash 45%

The Killers Hot Fuss 77% Kings of Leon 23%

My Chemical Romance Welcome to the Black Parade 50.61% Nine Inch Nails The Downward Spiral 49.39%


Monday, March 13th, 2023

Nirvana Nevermind 92% Hole Live Through This 8%

Muse Black Holes and Revelations 70% twenty one pilots Blurryface 30%

Pearl Jam Ten 78% Alice in Chains Dirt 22%

The Tragically Hip Fully Completely 73% Billy Talent II 27%