Album Details

RELEASE
October 26, 1993
LABEL
Arista
GENRES
Pop/Rock, Singer/Songwriter, Alternative Pop/Rock, Alternative Country-Rock, Adult Alternative Pop/Rock, Post-Punk, Hard Rock, Power Pop, Indie Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, College Rock, American Underground

Album Review

A mixture of B-sides, outtakes, live tracks, and newly recorded songs, No Alternative was the most successful benefit album of 1993, both commercially and artistically. Exceptional songs from Nirvana, Bob Mould, Urge Overkill, Smashing Pumpkins, American Music Club, and Pavement enhance fine outtakes from Buffalo Tom and Matthew Sweet, strengthen Uncle Tupelo and Soul Asylum's strong covers, and make the weak live tracks from the Beastie Boys, Sonic Youth, and the Breeders tolerable. However, nothing can save the Goo Goo Dolls' atrocious pop-metal take on the Rolling Stones' "Bitch." Still, that's only one song out of 19, making No Alternative a worthy purchase.
Stephen Thomas Erlewine, Rovi

Track Listing

  1. Superdeformed
  2. For All to See
  3. Sexual Healing
  4. Take a Walk
  5. All Your Jeans Were Too Tight
  6. Bitch
  7. Unseen Power of the Picket Fence
  8. Glynis
  9. Can't Fight It
  10. Hold On
  11. Show Me
  12. Brittle
  13. Joed Out
  14. Heavy 33
  15. Effigy
  16. New Style [Live]
  17. Iris [Live]
  18. Memorial Song [Live]
  19. Verse Chorus Verse [*]