Your Personal Top 100 Albums of All Time ?

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  1. Eric_Generic

    Eric_Generic Enigma

    I last did this in 2016, and posted the results online. They're still there, but in 6 years quite a bit has changed (driven mainly by getting a totally new system set-up and changing my listening habits).

  2. Chris Schoen

    Chris Schoen Rock 'n Roll !!!

    Maryland, U.S.A.
    I was the same for me with Yes, much of their songs I first heard live (Yessongs,) and then when I did hear the studio versions I was underwhelmed.
    Even though the sound quality was not as good.
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  3. mwheelerk

    mwheelerk If you don't mind it doesn't matter

    Gilbert Arizona
    I am not sure where this little journey will end up taking me but here I go...

    1. Albert King - Born Under A Bad Sign
    2. The Allman Brothers Band - The Allman Brothers Band At Fillmore East
    3. Arlo Guthrie - Hobo's Lullabye
    4. B.B. King - Lucille
    5. The Beatles - Abbey Road
    6. Blood, Sweat & Tears - Blood, Sweat & Tears
    7. Bod Dylan - Blood On The Tracks
    8. Bob Marley & The Wailers - Catch A Fire
    9. Bruce Springsteen - Nebraska
    10. Cat Stevens - Tea For The Tillerman
    11. The Clash - London Calling
    12. Cowboy Junkies - The Trinity Session
    13. Creedence Clearwater Revival - Willy And The Poor Boys
    14. Crosby, Stills & Nash - Crosby, Still & Nash
    15. Dave Alvin - Blackjack David
    16. David Bowie - Hunky Dory
    17. David Crosby - If I Could Remember My Name
    18. David Gilmour - David Gilmour
    19. David Grisman - Hot Dawg
    20. Derek & The Dominos - Layla And Other Assorted Love Songs
    21. Dire Straits - Dire Straits
    22. Donald Fagen - The Nightfly
    23. The Doors - L.A. Woman
    24. Elton John - Madman Across The Water
    25. Emmylou Harris - Wrecking Ball
    26. Eric Andersen - Blue River
    27. Fleetwood Mac - Then Play On
    28. Gene Clark - No Other
    29. George Harrison - All Things Must Pass
    30. The Grateful Dead - American Beauty
    31. Gregg Allman - Laid Back
    32. Holly Cole - Temptation
    33. Hot Tuna - Burgers
    34. It's A Beautiful Day - It's A Beautiful Day
    35. J.J. Cale - Naturally
    36. Jackson Browne - Late For The Sky
    37. James Gang - Rides Again
    38. James Taylor - Sweet Baby James
    39. Jeff Beck Group - Jeff Beck Group
    40. Jerry Garcia - Jerry Garcia
    41. Jethro Tull - Aqualung
    42. Jimi Hendrix - The Cry Of Love
    43. Jimmy Reed - Jimmy Reed At Carnegie Hall
    44. Joan Armatrading - Joan Armatrading
    45. Joe Jackson - Night And Day
    46. John Hammond - Wicked Grin
    47. John Hiatt - Slow Turning
    48. John Lee Hooker - Never Get Out Of These Blues Alive
    49. John Mayall - The Turning Point
    50. John Cougar Mellencamp - Scarecrow
    51. John Prine - The Missing Years
    52. Joni Mitchell - Blue
    53. Jorma Kaukonen - Blue Country Heart
    54. Junior Wells - Hoodoo Man Blues
    55. Justin Townes Earl - Harlem River Blues
    56. Led Zeppelin - Houses Of The Holy
    57. Lou Reed - Transformer
    58. Lucinda Williams - Car Wheels On A Gravel Road
    59. Magic Sam Blues Band - West Side Soul
    60. Mark-Almond - Mark-Almond
    61. The Marshall Tucker Band - The Marshall Tucker Band
    62. Marvin Gaye - What's Going On
    63. Mike Marshall - Gator Strut
    64. The Moody Blues - In Search Of The Lost Chord
    65. Muddy Waters - Folk Singer
    66. Neil Young - After The Gold Rush
    67. Nick Drake - Five Leaves Left
    68. Paul Butterfield Blues Band - East West
    69. Paul McCartney - McCartney
    70. Pete Townshend • Ronnie Lane - Rough Mix
    71. Pink Floyd - Wish You Were Here
    72. The Pretenders - Learning To Crawl
    73. Quicksilver Messenger Service - Happy Trails
    74. R.E.M. - Murmur
    75. Richard Betts - Highway Call
    76. Rickie Lee Jones - Rickie Lee Jones
    77. Robert Plant • Alison Krauss - Raising Sand
    78. The Rolling Stones - Exile On Main St.
    79. Ronnie Earl & The Broadcasters - Grateful Heart: Blues & Ballads
    80. Rory Gallagher - Deuce
    81. Roy Buchanan - Second Album
    82. Santana - Abraxas
    83. The Smiths - Hatful
    84. Spirit - Twelve Dreams Of Dr. Sardonicus
    85. Steely Dan - Katy Lied
    86. Steve Miller Band - Recall The Beginning...A Journey From Eden
    87. Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble - Couldn't Stand The Weather
    88. T. Rex - The Slider
    89. Talking Heads - Little Creature
    90. Taste - Taste
    91. Ten Years After - A Space In Time
    92. Todd Rundgren - Something/Anything?
    93. Tom Waits - The Heart Of Saturday Night
    94. Tracy Chapman - Tracy Chapman
    95. Traffic - The Low Spark Of High Heeled Boys
    96. U2 - The Unforgettable Fire
    97. Van Morrison - Moondance
    98. The Who - Who's Next
    99. Willie Dixon - I Am The Blues
    100. Yes - Fragile
    At this moment I have made my first run through 3,683 albums doing my very best to pick 100. I have ended up with 205 at this point. The first thing I can think of doing is to limit any artist or band to a single album selection. This will eliminate a lot of great albums but I'm marching downward to 100.

    Having just finished the second go around I am down to 150 albums. Next, I have decided to focus on Pop&Rock and Blues eliminating Jazz albums even though Jazz is a large part of my musical life.

    That has brought me down to 122 albums left on my list. Now for the final edits to get to 100.

    And there are my 100 for better or worse...
  4. dalecooper

    dalecooper Forum Resident

    Athens, GA
    Alright, here goes. These are in no particular order, basically just the order they occur to me. I would have a really hard time ordering them in any case. And this is hardly my eternal top 100, but it's definitely 100 of my top 200 or so. Probably ~60 of these would always be in my top 100 no matter when I made it, the other 40 are floating selections...

    1. The Rolling Stones - Beggars Banquet
    2. The Rolling Stones - Let It Bleed
    3. Pink Floyd - Dark Side of the Moon
    4. Pink Floyd - Wish You Were Here
    5. AC/DC - Highway to Hell
    6. Tom Petty - Wildflowers
    7. Tom Petty - Damn the Torpedoes
    8. Soundgarden - Badmotorfinger
    9. Iron Maiden - Seventh Son of a Seventh Son
    10. The Sisters of Mercy - First & Last & Always
    11. The Sisters of Mercy - Floodland
    12. The Cure - Disintegration
    13. Siouxsie & the Banshees - Juju
    14. The Clash - London Calling
    15. Motorhead - Ace of Spades
    16. Motorhead - 1916
    17. Ramones - Rocket to Russia
    18. Wailing Souls - Firehouse Rock
    19. Sizzla - Black Woman & Child
    20. Buju Banton - Til Shiloh
    21. Bob Marley - Catch a Fire
    22. The Afghan Whigs - Congregation
    23. Rush - Moving Pictures
    24. The Kinks - Misfits
    25. The Who - Who's Next
    26. Blondie - Eat to the Beat
    27. The Cars - Candy-O
    28. The Police - Zenyatta Mondatta
    29. The Police - Synchronicity
    30. The Jam - Sound Affects
    31. Metallica - Master of Puppets
    32. Metallica - ...And Justice For All
    33. Sepultura - Beneath the Remains
    34. Megadeth - Peace Sells... But Who's Buying?
    35. Slayer - Reign in Blood
    36. Besieged - Victims Beyond All Help
    37. Dismember - Like an Everflowing Stream
    38. Autopsy - Mental Funeral
    39. Mortuary Drape - Secret Sudaria
    40. Possessed - Seven Churches
    41. Morbid Angel - Altars of Madness
    42. Danzig - s/t
    43. X - Los Angeles
    44. Bad Religion - No Control
    45. OutKast - ATLiens
    46. Beastie Boys - Check Your Head
    47. Dr. Dre - The Chronic
    48. Wu-Tang Clan - Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers)
    49. Kendrick Lamar - good kid, m.A.A.d. city
    50. The Pharcyde - Bizarre Ride II the Pharcyde
    51. Public Enemy - It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back
    52. Parliament - Mothership Connection
    53. Marvin Gaye - What's Going On
    54. Curtis Mayfield - Superfly
    55. Herbie Hancock - Headhunters
    56. John Coltrane - First Meditations
    57. Miles Davis - In a Silent Way
    58. Mahavishnu Orchestra - Inner Mounting Flame
    59. Frank Zappa - Hot Rats
    60. Wayne Shorter - Speak No Evil
    61. Ministry - The Mind is a Terrible Thing to Taste
    62. Skinny Puppy - Too Dark Park
    63. Godflesh - Streetcleaner
    64. Nine Inch Nails - The Fragile
    65. Depeche Mode - Violator
    66. Flaming Lips - Embryonic
    67. Kate Bush - Hounds of Love
    68. Peter Gabriel - Peter Gabriel 3 (Melt)
    69. Prince - Sign O' the Times
    70. The Church - Priest = Aura
    71. Alice Cooper - Billion Dollar Babies
    72. Aerosmith - Rocks
    73. The Blue Nile - Hats
    74. Voivod - Nothingface
    75. Tears for Fears - Songs From the Big Chair
    76. Pentagram - Relentless
    77. Black Sabbath - Paranoid
    78. Radiohead - OK Computer
    79. Alice in Chains - Dirt
    80. Def Leppard - Pyromania
    81. Kiss - Destroyer
    82. Van Halen - s/t
    83. Led Zeppelin - III
    84. The Chameleons - Script of the Bridge
    85. The Psychedelic Furs - Forever Now
    86. Killing Joke - Nighttime
    87. Bjork - Homogenic
    88. Melt-Banana - Cell-Scape
    89. Ennio Morricone - The Good, the Bad & the Ugly
    90. Ennio Morricone - The Big Gundown
    91. Johnny Cash - American Recordings
    92. Steve Earle - Copperhead Road
    93. Neko Case - Furnace Room Lullaby
    94. Wilco - Summerteeth
    95. Black Crowes - Amorica
    96. Jose Gonzalez - In Our Nature
    97. Beach House - Bloom
    98. David Bowie - Ziggy Stardust & the Spiders From Mars
    99. Flaming Lips - The Soft Bulletin
    100. Modest Mouse - Lonesome Crowded West

    Whew. That took a while.
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  5. Eric_Generic

    Eric_Generic Enigma

    Just checked my latest list in my folders, and there 22 changes. So I may post this up here later.

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  6. Zeki

    Zeki Forum Resident

    I keep considering adding this one. The problem is that something else would then need to come off.
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  7. Zeki

    Zeki Forum Resident

    Yes. Mine is currently:
    60s: 11; 70s: 50; 80s: 6; 90s: 17; 00s: 10; and 10s: 6
    And I’ve found that I’m actively (secretly?!) delighted when I cut a 70s album from The Rolls. Sometimes, though, I’ve cut a 70s and added a 60s! Which isn’t the direction I want to go. (As you can see, as of now, 61% of my choices are 60s-70s. I’d like to see it below 50%. But ! Great is great.)

    edit: I’ve also realized there’s albums I’d place on the list (such as Carole King ‘Tapestry’) if the point was to be objective (rather than a “personal” list). But my list is strictly personal; a list of albums that hold up for me. And, quite frankly, I’d say 70 or so are solid. 30 might change at any moment.
    Last edited: Aug 6, 2022
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  8. speedracer

    speedracer Forum Resident

    My personal top 100?

    Sorry, that's personal.
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  9. brew ziggins

    brew ziggins Forum Prisoner

    The Village
    Top Three are eternal and unchanging. After that, no sequence

    1. Fourth World: Possible Musics Vol 1 - Jon Hassell
    2. Another Green World
    3. Kind of Blue

    Other candidates that immediately spring to mind

    Step Inside This House - Lyle Lovett
    Sticky Fingers
    Point of Departure - Andrew Hill
    Dimanche à Bamako - Amadou & Mariam
    The Sixth Sense - Don Pullen Quintet
    Music For Eighteen Musicians - Steve Reich
    Broken Bells
    Stars Are the Light - Moon Duo
    Meltdown - King Crimson
    Rock and Roll Animal
    Foly! - Habib Koite
    Blues and The Abstract Truth - Oliver Nelson
    Out of the Woods - Oregon
    Continuum - Nik Bartsch
    Complete Village Vanguard - John Coltrane
    Its Too Late to Stop Now
    Morning Phase
    Dire Straits
    Lotus - Santana
    Rain Dogs

    (dozens of live Grateful Dead recordings)

    I listen to a lot of classical as well, but thats another story
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  10. Kent Gray

    Kent Gray Resident

    I just love the assembled band and the production of the Ronson album. It's got a great sound and "I'm The One" and "Pleasure Man" have some real punch.
  11. Mojo7575

    Mojo7575 Forum Resident

    Continuing on:
    • Roy Buchanan - Live At Town Hall
    • Remo Four - Smile!
    • RJ & the Hound dogs - That Love Thing
    • Robin Trower - Bridges of Sighs
    • Steve Earle - Copperhead Road
    • Spooky Tooth - Spooky Two
    • Savoy Brown - The Blues Keep Me Holding On
    • Santana - Abraxas
    • Santana - III
    • Southern Culture on the Skids - Liquored up and Lacquered Down
    • Steely Dan - Can't Buy a Thrill
    • Sir Douglas Quintet - Mendocino
    • Simon and Garfunkel - Bridge Over Troubled Water
    • Sabicas Rock Encounter - With Joe Beck
    • Sutherland Brothers -Reach For The Sky
    • Stevie Ray Vaughan - Texas Flood
    • Tony Joe White - Closer to the Truth
    • Thea Gilmore - Songs from the Gutter
    • Tom Petty - Live Anthology
    • Traveling Wilburys - Volume One
    • Ten Years After - Cricklewood Green
    • Ten Years After - A Space in Time
    • Uriah Heep - Demons and Wizards
    • West Coast Pop Art Experimental Band - Part One
    • Wire Train - Wire Train
    • Warren Zevon - Sentimental Hygiene
    • Who - Live At Leeds
    • Who - Who's Next
    • Wishbone Ash - 4
    • Stephen Stills - Manassas
    • Various Artists - Super Session
    • Whiskeytown - Stranger's Almanac
    • U2 - Rattle and Hum
    • U2 - The Joshua Tree
    • Bob Marley - Legend
    • Peter Tosh - Captured Live
    • Peter Tosh - Bush Doctor
    • Peter Moon - Cane Fire
    • Henry Kapono - Song for Someone
    • Israel Kamakawiwo'ole - E Ala E
    • Willie K - Kahaiali'i
    • Al Di Meola - Elegant Gypsy
    • Behzad - Luna Y Sol
    • OST - Walk The Line
    • OST - Easy Rider
    • Armik - The Best of Armik
    • Ottmar Liebert - Solo Para Ti
    • Swiss Blues Authority - Kind Of Blue
    • STS - Grenzenlos
    • Various Artists - Deadicated
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  12. BobFan115

    BobFan115 Forum Resident

    Glad to see Lonesome Bob get some love. Caught him live in the basement of a Nashville pizza place in 1997 playing songs from his first album Things Fall Apart (a great collection). Allison Moorer was doing the backing vocals for that show, too. Like Things Change, too.
  13. Vic_1957

    Vic_1957 Forum Resident

    NJ, USA
    I'll add some more to the two already posted...

    Allman Brothers- Enlightened Rogues
    Charlie Daniels Band- Saddle Tramp
    Marshall Tucker Band- Where We All Belong
    Lynryrd Skynyrd- Street Survivors
    Eagles- On The Border
    New Riders- Panama Red
    Bob Dylan- Blood On The Tracks, Blonde On Blonde
    Van Morrison- Moondance
    Grateful Dead- Workingman's Dead, American Beauty, Wake Of The Flood
    Beach Boys- Pet Sounds
    Billy Joel- 52nd. Street
    Bob Weir- Ace
    Bruce Springsteen- The Wild, The Innocent & The E Street Shuffle
    Chicago- CTA, Chicago II
    CCR- Cosmo's Factory
    Steely Dan- The Royal Scam
    Led Zeppelin- Houses of the Holy
    The Who- Who's Next, Quadrophenia
    Pete Townshend- Empty Glass
    The Band- S/T, Stage Fright
    Santana- Abraxas
    Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble- The Sky Is Crying
    J. Geils Band- Bloodshot, Nightmares
    The Kinks- Low Budge
    The Outlaws- S/T
    Rolling Stones- Exile On Main Street
    Hot Tuna- Burgers
    Traffic- John Barleycorn Must Die, Low Sparks

    Shifting gears:

    Kansas- Leftoverture
    Yes- Close To The Edge
    Genesis- Wind and Wuthering
    ELP- Emerson, Lake and Palmer
    Flash- Flash
    Pink Floyd- Dark Side Of The Moon, Wish You Were Here

    Beatles, band and solo:

    A Hard Days Night, White Album, Abbey Road
    All Things Must Pass, S/T, Thirty Three & 1/3
    Ram, Band On The Run
    John Lennon, Plastic Ono Band
    Traveling Wilburys, Vol 1 and 3

    Moody Blues:

    The "Core Seven"

    Gotta think of some Live and non-classic rock albums.
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  14. mark winstanley

    mark winstanley Certified dinosaur, who likes physical product

    See how we go... alphabetical, and being as brutal as I'm able

    ABBA - Arrival (Aus version)
    Acdc - TNT
    - Back In Black
    Adam and the Ants - Kings Of The Wild Frontier
    Aerosmith - Toys In The Attic
    The Alarm - Declaration
    Alice Cooper - Killer
    - Welcome To My Nightmare
    The Angel's - Face To Face
    - Two Minute Warning
    Australian Crawl - Sirocco

    Jimmy Barnes - Bodyswerve
    - Freight Train Heart
    Beach Boys - Surf's Up
    Beatles - Revolver
    - Abbey Road
    Bee Gees - Cucumber Castle
    - Odessa
    George Benson - Breezin
    Big Country - The Crossing
    - Driving To Damascus
    Bjork - Debut
    Black Sabbath - Master Of Reality
    - IV
    Blondie - Eat To The Beat
    Blur - Parklife
    - Blur
    - 13
    Boomtown Rats - The Fine Art Of Surfacing
    David Bowie - Hunky Dory
    - Station To Station
    Bright Eyes - I'm Wide Awake It's Morning
    Jackson Browne - Running On Empty

    Johnny Cash - At Folsom Prison
    Nick Cave .... - Henry's Dream
    - Abattoir Blues/Lyre Of Orpheus
    - Push The Sky Away
    - Skeleton Tree
    - Ghosteen
    Cheap Trick - Dream Police
    The Church - Priest = Aura
    The Clash - London Calling
    Cold Chisel - East
    - Circus Animals
    Phil Collins - Hello I Must Be Going
    Crowded House - debut
    The Cure - Head On The Door
    - Disintegration

    Miles Davis - Kind Of Blue
    - Sketches Of Spain
    - In A Silent Way
    - Bitches Brew
    Decemberists - The Hazards Of Love
    Chris DeBurgh - Spanish Train and Other Stories
    Bruce Dickinson - Chemical Wedding
    Dire Straits - Dire Straits
    - Love Over Gold (top 5)
    Doobie Brothers - The Captain and Me
    The Doors - Waiting For The Sun
    - Morrison Hotel
    Bob Dylan - Times Are A Changin'
    - Bringing It All Back Home
    - Highway 61 Revisited
    - Blonde On Blonde
    - Blood On The Tracks
    - Infidels

    Eagles - One Of These Nights
    - Hotel California
    ELO - Discovery
    ELP - Brain Salad Surgery
    Eminem - The Eminem Show

    Faith No More - Angel Dust
    Fleetwood Mac - Rumours
    Funkadelic - Maggot Brain

    Peter Gabriel - III
    - IV
    Genesis - Foxtrot
    - Selling England By The Pound
    - Lamb Lies Down On Broadway
    Gentle Giant - Three Friends
    - Power And The Glory
    - Free Hand
    Godley And Creme - Consequences
    - L
    Gomez - Bring It On

    Isaac Hayes - Hot Buttered Soul
    - Black Moses
    Jimi Hendrix - Are You Experienced
    - Electric Ladyland
    Hiromi - Spiral
    Allan Holdsworth - Metal Fatigue
    Billie Holiday - Lady In Satin
    Hoodoo Gurus - Stoneage Romeos
    Hunters And Collectors - Human Frailty

    Icehouse - Primitive Man
    Ice T - Original Gangster
    INXS - Shabooh Shoobah
    - The Swing
    Iron Maiden - Powerslave
    - Somewhere In Time
    - A Matter Of Life And Death
    - Book Of Souls

    Joe Jackson - Night And Day
    - Body And Soul
    - Big World
    Jean Michel Jarre - Oxygene
    Jethro Tull - Minstrel In The Gallery
    - Songs From The Wood
    - Heavy Horses
    Billy Joel - The Stranger
    - Nylon Curtain
    Elton John - Elton John
    Howard Jones - Human's Lib
    Rickie Lee Jones - Rickie Lee Jones

    King Crimson - Islands
    - Larks Tongues In Aspic
    - Discipline
    - Thrak
    - The Power To Believe
    The Kinks - Something Else
    - Are The Village Green Preservation Society
    - Arthur
    - Muswell Hillbillies
    - Low Budget
    Kiss - Destroyer
    Mark Knopfler - Shangri-La
    Lenny Kravitz - Mama Said
    Kris Kristofferson- Kristofferson

    Led Zeppelin- IV
    - Presence
    Jerry Lee Lewis - Another Place Another Time
    - She Even Woke Me Up To Say Goodbye
    Little Feat - Dixie Chicken
    - Sailin Shoes
    Little River Band - Diamantina Cocktail

    Madness - 7
    - The Rise And Fall
    Mahavishnu Orchestra - Inner Mounting Flame
    - Birds Of Fire
    Bob Marley - Exodus
    - Kaya
    Don McLean - American Pie
    Meatloaf - Bat Out Of Hell
    John Mellencamp - American Fool
    - Scarecrow
    - Lonesome Jubilee
    Midnight Oil - 10,9,8,7,6,5,4,3,2,1
    - Red Sails In The Sunset
    Joni Mitchell - Blue
    - Court And Spark
    - Hejira
    Moody Blues - Days Of Future Passed
    - Seventh Sojourn
    Gary Moore - Corridors Of Power
    Morphine - Cure For Pain
    Van Morrison - Moondance
    - Into The Music
    Moving Pictures - Days Of Innocence
    Muse - Origin Of Symmetry
    - 2nd Law

    Well I guess I'm disqualified, and I only made it halfway through the alphabet.

    Not trying to be obnoxious at all, I just have no idea how to break it down smaller.
    I left off compilations, live albums, limited artists to 5 albums... I left off stuff that made me grind my teeth....

    Unless requested I'll ignore the second half of the alphabet.
    Kudos to the folks who can find a way to pare it down.
    Last edited: Aug 6, 2022
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  15. PepiJean

    PepiJean Forum Resident

    12 is just fine for me:

    12- Tuesday night music club, 1993
    11- A brief case full of blues, 1978
    10- Cosmo's factory, 1970
    9- Queen greatest hits II, 1991
    8- Money for nothing, 1987
    7- Otis Blue, 1965
    6- Back to black, 2007
    5- Elvis is back!, 1960
    4- L.A. Woman, 1971
    3- A love supreme, 1964
    2- King creole, 1958
    1- The wild, the innocent and the e-street shuffle, 1973
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  16. mark winstanley

    mark winstanley Certified dinosaur, who likes physical product

    I reckon if we included blurays and dvd's, I might get close to a hundred of those lol
  17. Vic_1957

    Vic_1957 Forum Resident

    NJ, USA
    LOL, so true.

    I did put a short list of my fave Live CDs and LPs.

    Dave Mason- Certified Live
    Little Feat- Waiting For Columbus
    Grateful Dead- Skull & Roses, One From The Vault, Reckonings
    Billy Joel- Songs In The Attic
    Climax Blues Band- FM Live
    David Bromberg- How Late'll Ya Play Til?- Vol 1
    J. Geils Band- Full House, Blow Your Face Out
    Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers- Pack Up The Plantation
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  18. Alf.

    Alf. Forum Resident

    Here's five outliers that would make my Top 100:

    Skafish - s/t; Coathangers - Nosebleed Weekend; Horst With No Name - Rockabilly; Phil Ochs - Ain't Marching; Wayne County - Storm The Gates Of Heaven

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  19. ghostdwg

    ghostdwg Forum Resident

    New Milford, CT
    Aimee Mann-Mental Illness
    The Allman Brothers Band-At Fillmore East
    The Band-The Band
    The Beatles-Revolver
    The Beatles-White Album
    Big Star-#1 Record
    Big Star-Radio City
    Bill Evans Trio-Sunday At The Village Vanguard
    The Blasters-The Blasters
    Bob Dylan-Blonde On Blonde
    Bob Dylan-Blood On The Tracks
    Brad Mehldau Trio-Day Is Done
    Brian Eno-Another Green World
    Bruce Springsteen-Born To Run
    Can-Ege Bamyasi
    Charles Mingus-Mingus Ah Um
    The Clash-London Calling
    Curtis Mayfield-Super Fly
    Dave Brubeck Quartet-Time Out
    David Bowie-Station To Station
    David Bowie-Low
    David Crosby-If I Could Only Remember My Name
    Drive-By Truckers-The Dirty South
    Elvis Costello-This Year's Model
    Elvis Costello & The Attractions-Armed Forces
    The Feelies-The Good Earth
    The Flaming Lips-The Soft Bulletin
    Funkadelic-Maggot Brain
    Gang Of Four-Entertainment!
    Gillian Welch-Time (The Revelator)
    Graham Parker & The Rumor-Squeezing Out Sparks
    Grateful Dead-Live/Dead
    Grateful Dead-American Beauty
    The Harder They Come Soundtrack
    Jason Isbell-Southeastern
    The Jayhawks-Hollywood Town Hall
    Jimi Hendrix-Band Of Gypsys
    John Cale-Slow Dazzle
    John Coltrane-Giant Steps
    John Coltrane-A Love Supreme
    John Lennon-Plastic Ono Band
    John Prine-John Prine
    Joni Mitchell-Hejira
    Kate Bush-Hounds Of Love
    King Crimson-Discipline
    Lou Reed-The Blue Mask
    Lou Reed-New York
    Love-Forever Changes
    Lucinda Williams-Car Wheels On A Gravel Road
    Lyle Lovett-Joshua Judges Ruth
    Marianne Faithfull-Broken English
    Mark Lanegan-I'll Take Care Of You
    Marshall Crenshaw-Marshall Crenshaw
    Marvin Gaye-What's Going On
    Miles Davis-Kind Of Blue
    Miles Davis-In A Silent Way
    Neil Young-On The Beach
    Neil Young & Crazy Horse-Zuma
    Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds-The Boatman's Call
    Nick Drake-Pink Moon
    Nirvana-In Utero
    Otis Redding-Otis Blue
    Patti Smith-Horses
    Paul Simon-Hearts And Bones
    Pearl Jam-Vitalogy
    Peter Gabriel-3
    Pink Floyd-Animals
    PJ Harvey-Stories From The City, Stories From The Sea
    Radiohead-OK Computer
    Radiohead-Kid A
    Randy Newman-Sail Away
    The Replacements-Let It Be
    Richard & Linda Thompson-I Want To See The Bright Lights Tonight
    Richard & Linda Thompson-Shoot Out The Lights
    Rolling Stones-Sticky Fingers
    Rolling Stones-Exile On Main St
    Roxy Music-Avalon
    Sly & The Family Stone-There's A Riot Goin' On
    Steely Dan-Katy Lied
    Stevie Wonder-Innervisions
    The Stooges-Fun House Talking Heads-Fear Of Music
    Talking Heads-Remain In Light
    Television-Marquee Moon
    Thelonious Monk-Monk's Dream
    Tom Petty-Wildflowers
    Tom Waits-Rain Dogs
    Traffic-John Barleycorn Must Die
    Van Morrison-Moondance
    The Velvet Underground-The Velvet Underground
    Warren Zevon-Excitable Boy
    The Waterboys-Fisherman's Blues
    The Who-Live At Leeds
    Wilco-Yankee Hotel Foxtrot
    Yo La Tengo-I Can Hear The Heart Beating As One
    The Zombies-Odessey And Oracle
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  20. peacekeeper

    peacekeeper Forum Resident

    These are the albums that have stood the test of time for me: I keep coming back to these!

    1. Barkmarket- L.Ron
    2. Black Sabbath - Black Sabbath
    3. Black Sabbath - Master Of Reality
    4. Black Sabbath - Paranoid
    5. Cocteau Twins - Garlands
    6. Crosby, Stills & Nash - Crosby, Stills & Nash
    7. David Bowie - Hunky Dory
    8. David Bowie - Low
    9. David Bowie - Ziggy Stardust
    10. David Sylvian - Brilliant Trees
    11. Dead Can Dance - Spleen & Ideal
    12. Dead Kennedys - Plastic Surgery Disasters
    13. Death - Individual Thoughtpatterns
    14. Dinosaur Jr - You’re Living All Over Me
    15. Elliott Smith - Either / Or
    16. Elvis Costello - My Aim Is True
    17. Entombed - Clandestine
    18. Gary Numan - Dance
    19. Hüsker Dü - Zen Arcade
    20. Iron Maiden - Iron Maiden
    21. Japan - Quiet Life
    22. Japan - Tin Drum
    23. John Lennon - Plastic Ono Band
    24. Joni Mitchell - Blue
    25. Joni Mitchell - Court & Spark
    26. Joni Mitchell - Heijra
    27. Joni Mitchell - The Hissing Of Summer Lawns
    28. Joy Division - Closer
    29. Joy Division - Unknown Pleasures
    30. Kate Bush - Hounds Of Love
    31. King Crimson - In the court of the Crimson King
    32. King Crimson - Lark’s Tongues In Aspic
    33. King Crimson - Red
    34. King’s X - Dogman
    35. King’s X - King’s X
    36. Kyuss - ..And The Circus Leaves Town
    37. Kyuss - Blues For The Red Sun
    38. Kyuss - Welcome To Sky Valley
    39. Led Zeppelin - I
    40. Led Zeppelin - III
    41. Led Zeppelin - IV
    42. Led Zeppelin - Physical Graffiti
    43. Lemonheads - It’s A Shame About Ray
    44. Mahavishnu Orchestra - Visions Of The…
    45. Megadeth - Rust In Peace
    46. Metallica - Master Of Puppets
    47. Metallica - Ride The Lightning
    48. Minutemen - Double Nickels On The Dime
    49. Minutemen - What Makes A Man Start Fires?
    50. Motorpsycho - Blissard
    51. Neil Young - Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere
    52. Neil Young - On The Beach
    53. New Model Army - Ghost Of Cain
    54. New Model Army - Thunder & Consolation
    55. New Model Army - Vengeance
    56. New Order - Movement
    57. Nick Drake - Pink Moon
    58. Nirvana - In Utero
    59. Nirvana - Nevermind
    60. Pavement - Slanted & Enchanted
    61. Peter Gabriel - III
    62. Pink Floyd - Meddle
    63. Pink Floyd - The Wall
    64. Pink Floyd - Wish You Were Here
    65. PJ Harvey - Dry
    66. PJ Harvey - Rid Of Me
    67. Prefab Sprout - Steve McQueen
    68. Pretenders - Pretenders
    69. Radiohead - OK Computer
    70. Rush - Moving Pictures
    71. Rush - Permanent Waves
    72. Simple Minds - New Gold Dream 81-82-83-84
    73. Simple Minds - Sons & Fascination/Sister Feelings Call
    74. Siouxsie & The Banshees - Tinderbox
    75. Slayer - Reign In Blood
    76. Sleater Kinney - Dig Me Out
    77. Smashing Pumpkins - Siamese Dream
    78. Sonic Youth - Daydream Nation
    79. Soundgarden - Superunknown
    80. Steely Dan - The Royal Scam
    81. Swell -...Well?
    82. Talk Talk - Laughing Stock
    83. Talk Talk - Spirit of Eden
    84. The Beatles - The Beatles
    85. The Chameleons - Script Of The Bridge
    86. The Chameleons - Strange Times
    87. The Cure - 17 Seconds
    88. The Cure - Pornography
    89. The Smiths - Meat Is Murder
    90. The Smiths - The Queen Is Dead
    91. The Smiths - The Smiths
    92. The Sound - From The Lion’s Mouth
    93. The Who - Live At Leeds
    94. Throwing Muses - The Real Ramona
    95. Throwing Muses - Throwing Muses (1986)
    96. Tool - Ænima
    97. U2 - The Unforgettable Fire
    98. UFO - Strangers in the Night
    99. UK - UK (1978)
    100. Wipers - Over the Edge
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  21. JDeanB

    JDeanB Forum Resident

    Newton, NC USA
    Wow. Surprised to see the Loggins and Messina album. It is the one album of theirs I loved and listened to a great deal. Have not played it in years. but need to do so. Audio Fidelity did three of their albums and I was hoping they would eventually get around to Motherlode.
    You listed a number of albums I have loved through the years that probably won't turn up on too many lists. Great stuff.
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  22. in_the_fog

    in_the_fog Forum Resident

    Impossible (maybe I do current top 100 favourites later)

    One album I have come to realise is a a pop masterpiece though, is Taylor Swift’s Fearless (2008)

    Popular among fans and Grammy awarded I figure for a regular Indie/alternative/rock fan it may pass unrecognised. (Beware that the Platinum edition of this album starts with six bonus tracks which destroys the flow. The album should start with Fearless and end with Change.


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  23. Chris Schoen

    Chris Schoen Rock 'n Roll !!!

    Maryland, U.S.A.
    Wow, every one of those is a favorite of mine too! But I will have to check out Mike Marshall, have not heard him yet. :righton:
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  24. Zeki

    Zeki Forum Resident

    :D I did the self-imposed 5 album limit, too (but got creative! Neil Young and Neil Young and Crazy Horse aren’t the same thing, eh?).

    I think the key is to now save your preliminary list so that you have a base to work with. In my case, yeah, my first go had way more than 100…but then I worked my way down and began to trim as I sharpened the ‘ol knives.

    And I didn’t do this at first, but now I keep track of the albums I booted in order to make room for something I’ve overlooked. I reserve the right to put it right back onto the list whenever I want (as long as I cut to make room).

    edit: and I don’t combine jazz onto my rock list. That saves at least ten slots, right there.
  25. mark winstanley

    mark winstanley Certified dinosaur, who likes physical product

    The jazz and rock thing is interesting...
    I can't do it though, if I had to start breaking down genres it would take me 7 years lol...
    I'd be arguing with myself ... does Mahavishnu Orchestra and Bitches Brew go in the rock?
    Is Breezin going in the Jazz, Pop, R&B or Rock albums?... sounds like a living nightmare to me
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