In 1994 we got punched in the face with Kurt Cobain taking his life, but music continued, despite the Don McLean lyrics. Johnny Cash re-emerged from the ashes and won over a whole new audience, Weezer defined power pop rock and haven't apologized, and Jeff Buckley released what would ultimately be his only studio album that still brings chills.
1. Weezer (Blue Album), Weezer
2. Wildflowers, Tom Petty
3. American Recordings, Johnny Cash
4. Vitalogy, Pearl Jam
5. Grace, Jeff Buckley
Honorable Mention: Throwing Copper, Live; Definitely Maybe, Oasis; Dookie, Green Day; Mighty Joe Moon, Grant Lee Buffalo; Mellow Gold, Beck; Under the Table and Dreaming, Dave Matthews Band