Your Personal Top 100 Albums of All Time ?

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  1. Eric_Generic

    Eric_Generic Enigma

    Part 2...

    TOP 100 ALBUMS OF ALL-TIME (7/8/2022)

    51 (-) COMPUTER WORLD Kraftwerk 1981
    52 (77) BLUE LINES Massive Attack 1991
    53 (56) HOW TO BE A ZILLIONAIRE ABC 1985
    54 (34) DUMMY Portishead 1994
    55 (40) SPARKLE IN THE RAIN Simple Minds 1984
    56 (82) RUNNING IN THE FAMILY Level 42 1987
    57 (22) STELLA Yello 1985
    58 (60) EROTICA Madonna 1992
    59 (39) WILSON PHILLIPS Wilson Phillips 1990
    60 (-) BROTHERS IN ARMS Dire Straits 1985
    61 (24) TUSK Fleetwood Mac 1979
    62 (35) BAND ON THE RUN Paul McCartney & Wings 1973
    63 (42) WALKING WOUNDED Everything But The Girl 1996
    64 (68) THE JOSHUA TREE U2 1987
    65 (61) DOG EAT DOG Joni Mitchell 1985
    66 (43) STAY ON THESE ROADS a-ha 1988
    67 (-) HIPSWAY Hipsway 1986
    68 (55) HAPPINESS The Beloved 1990
    69 (-) LUNATICO Gotan Project 2006
    70 (46) REPLICAS Gary Numan & Tubeway Army 1979
    71 (-) SYNCHRONICITY The Police 1983
    72 (RE) MANIC NIRVANA Robert Plant 1990
    73 (-) HEAVY NOVA Robert Palmer 1988
    74 (94) ELIMINATOR ZZ Top 1983
    75 (RE) BREAKFAST IN AMERICA Supertramp 1979
    76 (-) LOVE DELUXE Sade 1992
    77 (RE) HIGH The Blue Nile 2004
    78 (RE) DEFINITELY MAYBE Oasis 1994
    79 (59) JORDAN:THE COMEBACK Prefab Sprout 1990
    80 (66) AUTOMATIC FOR THE PEOPLE R.E.M. 1992
    81 (-) RHYTHM NATION 1814 Janet Jackson 1989
    82 (50) MANGE TOUT Blancmange 1984
    83 (86) HYSTERIA Def Leppard 1987
    84 (RE) LISTEN WITHOUT PREJUDICE VOL.1 George Michael 1990
    85 (-) ONE SECOND Yello 1987
    86 (73) ELECTRONIC Electronic 1991
    87 (53) BACK IN THE HIGHLIFE Steve Winwood 1986
    88 (67) COSMIC THING The B-52's 1989
    89 (80) THE STRANGER Billy Joel 1977
    90 (RE) THE SECRET OF ASSOCIATION Paul Young 1985
    91 (57) HOT FUSS The Killers 2004
    92 (89) GRACELAND Paul Simon 1986
    93 (70) THE HISSING OF SUMMER LAWNS Joni Mitchell 1975
    94 (72) COLOUR BY NUMBERS Culture Club 1983
    95 (52) TURN BACK THE CLOCK Johnny Hates Jazz 1988
    96 (93) TECHNIQUE New Order 1989
    97 (69) CONTROL Janet Jackson 1986
    98 (97) OUR FAVOURITE SHOP The Style Council 1985
    99 (62) PRESTO Rush 1989
    100 (28) CHEMISTRY Girls Aloud 2005

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  2. john lennonist

    john lennonist There ONCE was a NOTE, PURE and EASY...

    Listed in alphabetical order by band -- but where there are multiple selections by one band,
    albums are listed in order of preference…)


    #1: BEATLES: “The White Album”
    #2 or 3 or 4 or 5: (depending on the day): BEATLES: “With the Beatles”
    #2 or 3 or 4 or 5: (depending on the day): BEATLES: “Abbey Road”
    #2 or 3 or 4 or 5: (depending on the day): BEATLES: “Revolver”
    #2 or 3 or 4 or 5: (depending on the day): BEATLES: “A Hard Day’s Night”

    #6: THE WHO: “Who’s Next”


    ERIC CLAPTON: “461 Ocean Blvd.”
    DEREK & THE DOMINOS: “Layla and Other Assorted Love Songs”
    THE DOORS: “The Doors” (“Strange Days” gives it a run for its money, as does “L.A. Woman”)
    BOB DYLAN: “Blonde on Blonde” (“Blood on the Tracks” gives it a run for its money, as does “Bringing It All Back Home”)
    ELASTICA: “Elastica”
    GRATEFUL DEAD: “American Beauty”
    JIMI HENDRIX: “Are You Experienced”
    JEFFERSON AIRPLANE: “Surrealistic Pillow”
    JETHRO TULL: “Benefit” (“Thick as a Brick” gives it a run for its money)
    THE KINKS: “Something Else by the Kinks”
    LED ZEPPELIN: “IV” (“Led Zep I” is right up there with it)
    NIRVANA: “Nevermind”
    PINK FLOYD: “The Dark Side of the Moon” (“Meddle” is pretty damn close)
    THE ROLLING STONES: “Sticky Fingers”
    SOUNDTRACK: “Woodstock”
    NEIL YOUNG: “On the Beach”

    (and, though he was from an era and in a genre that never made albums, I’d add a good collection of singles I could compile of… HOWLIN’ WOLF)

    IF TOP 26:

    ELVIS COSTELLO: “This Year’s Model”
    JOHN LENNON: “Plastic Ono Band”
    SANTANA: “Abraxas”

    SECOND TIER: (In order of preference if from the same band)

    THE ALLMAN BROS.: “At Fillmore East” (LIVE)
    THE ALLMAN BROS.: “Eat a Peach”
    CHET BAKER: “Chet Baker Sings” (1956… not to be confused with Baker albums with similar titles)
    THE BAND: “The Band”
    THE BEACH BOYS: “The Beach Boys Today!”
    (BEATLES -- pretty much the rest of ‘em… except “Beatles for Sale” and "Yellow Submarine”)
    ELVIN BISHOP: “Rock My Soul”
    BLACK SABBATH: “Paranoid”
    DAVE BRUBECK: “Take Five”
    JIM CARROLL: “Catholic Boy”
    THE CARS: “The Cars”
    EVA CASSIDY: “Songbird”
    ERIC CLAPTON: “Slow Hand”
    NAT “KING” COLE: “Love is the Thing”
    COWBOY JUNKIES: “The Trinity Session”
    CREAM: “Wheels of Fire”
    CREAM: “Disraeli Gears”
    CROSBY, STILLS & NASH: “Crosby, Stills & Nash”
    MILES DAVIS: “Kind of Blue”
    DIRE STRAITS: “Making Movies”
    DiVINYLS: “Desperate”
    THE DOORS: “Strange Days”
    THE DOORS: “L.A. Woman”
    BOB DYLAN: “Blood on the Tracks”
    BOB DYLAN: “Bringing it All Back Home”
    EMERSON, LAKE & PALMER: “Trilogy”
    EMINEM: “The Marshall Mathers LP” (also love the song “Lose Yourself” from the “Eight Mile” Soundtrack album).

    Though I GENERALLY DISLIKE RAP and HIP HOP I think Eminem is a lyrical genius.
    The only other RAP band I find myself liking is OUTKAST.

    FLEETWOOD MAC: “Fleetwood Mac” (1975 album with Buckingham & Nicks) “Rumours” is close, but…
    STAN GETZ / JOÃO GILBERTO: “Getz / Gilberto”
    GRATEFUL DEAD: “Workingman’s Dead”
    GEORGE HARRISON: “All Things Must Pass”
    GEORGE HARRISON: “George Harrison” (1979)
    JIMI HENDRIX: “Axis: Bold As Love”
    HOWLIN’ WOLF: “The Chess Box” (this is somewhat of a cheat -- being a “Greatest Hits”-type album -- but in Howlin’ Wolf’s heyday Blues artists didn’t release albums, they only released singles. The Wolf is my favorite Blues artist and possessed one of the best two or three male voices since in history, along with John Lennon, in my opinion.)

    WAYLON JENNINGS: “Honky Tonk Heroes”
    JETHRO TULL: “Aqualung”
    JETHRO TULL: “Stand Up”
    JETHRO TULL: “Thick as a Brick”
    ELTON JOHN: “Goodbye Yellow Brick Road”
    GEORGE JONES: “I Am What I Am” (which includes the Greatest Country Song ever recorded, “He Stopped Loving Her Today”)
    RICKIE LEE JONES: “Rickie Lee Jones”
    THE KINKS: “Village Green Preservation Society”
    THE KINKS: “The Kinks Kronicle” (breaking my own rule here -- as this is a kompilation. However, since it is made up of a lot of singles [A & B sides, in some cases],
    that never appeared on any album, along with several songs from their uneven early albums, it’s too tasty of treat from one of Pop/Rock’s greatest bands to leave out)

    LED ZEPPELIN: “Led Zeppelin I”
    JOHN LENNON: “Walls and Bridges”
    JOHN LENNON: “Imagine”
    LITTLE FEAT (LIVE, w/ the Tower of Power horn section): “Waiting For Columbus”
    LITTLE FEAT: “Sailin’ Shoes”
    BOB MARLEY: “Natty Dread”
    DEAN MARTIN: “Dino! Italian Love Songs”
    DEAN MARTIN: “A Winter Romance” (my favorite Christmas album. Greatest Christmas song ever: Dino’s version of “Baby It’s Cold Outside”)
    PAUL McCARTNEY: "Band on the Run"
    THE MODERN JAZZ QUARTET: “Django” (1955… not to be confused with MJQ albums using similar titles)
    MOODY BLUES: “On the Threshold of a Dream”
    THELONIUS MONK: “Brilliant Corners”
    HARRY NILSSON: “Harry”
    NIRVANA: “In Utero”

    (Though he was from an era and in a genre that never made albums, I’d add a good collection of tracks I could compile of… CHARLIE PARKER)

    PINK FLOYD: “Meddle”
    PINK FLOYD: “Wish You Were Here”
    THE POGUES: “Rum, Sodomy & the Lash”
    ELVIS PRESLEY: “The Sun Sessions” (this is basically a cheat, since this album was only released in this way as a decades-after-it-happened compilation. But since Elvis basically got the “rock” rolling in the first place -- by synthesizing so many disparate elements -- he’s gotta be here… and this is where it all began.)

    THE PRETENDERS: “The Pretenders”
    RILO KILEY: “More Adventurous”
    THE ROLLING STONES: “Let It Bleed”
    THE ROLLING STONES: “Beggar’s Banquet”
    THE ROLLING STONES: “England’s Newest Hitmakers”
    BOZ SCAGGS: “Moments” (1971)
    SIMON & GARFUNKEL: “Bridge Over Troubled Water”
    SIMON & GARFUNKEL: “Bookends”
    FRANK SINATRA: “In the Wee Small Hours of the Morning”
    FRANK SINATRA: “September of My Years” (as one gets older, it’s hard to top the song “It Was a Very Good Year”).
    SMASHING PUMKINS: “Siamese Dream”
    RINGO STARR: “Ringo”
    STEELY DAN: “Countdown to Ecstasy”
    STEELY DAN: “Katie Lied”
    CAT STEVENS: “Tea for the Tillerman” (also maybe “Mona Bone Jakon”… and the best songs from “Catch Bull at Four” are right up there)
    JAMES TAYLOR: “Mudslide Slim and the Blue Horizon”
    JAMES TAYLOR: “Sweet Baby James”
    TOWER OF POWER: “Bump City”
    TRAFFIC: “Traffic”
    TRAFFIC: “The Low Spark of High Heeled Boys”
    MUDDY WATERS: “Folk Singer”
    MUDDY WATERS: “His Greatest Hits” (this is somewhat of a cheat -- being a “Greatest Hits” album -- but in Muddy’s heyday Blues artists didn’t release albums, they only released singles. Muddy is second only to Howlin’ Wolf as my favorite Bluesman.)

    THE WHO: “The Who” (1966 Germany-only album -- similar to, but slightly different from, and better than, it’s original UK counterpart, “A Quick One,” which was re-titled "Happy Jack” in the U.S. after adding that single to the collection -- and dropping a song or two.

    The U.S. compilation was mostly done to be able to change the title which was deemed too risqué for the U.S. market)

    THE WHO: “Live at Leeds”
    HANK WILLIAMS: “40 GREATEST HITS” (this is somewhat of a cheat -- being a
    “Greatest Hits” album -- but in

    Hank’s day, Country artists didn’t

    release albums, they only released

    singles. Hank was absolutely a key

    building block to what later became

    Rock ‘n’ Roll).

    X: “Los Angeles”
    NEIL YOUNG: “After the Gold Rush”
    NEIL YOUNG: “Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere”
    NEIL YOUNG: “Harvest”
    NEIL YOUNG: “Tonight’s the Night”
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  3. Cobra verde

    Cobra verde Forum Resident

    Here are sixteen others >

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  4. maui jim

    maui jim Forum Resident

    West of NYC
    I tend to put this type of list chronological. I play these still on a regular basis and can't make it out of the 70s
    Sun sessions
    Pet Sounds
    BD@Albert Hall
    White Album
    LZ II
    McCartney I
    Deja Vu
    Workingmans Dead
    Sticky Fingers
    Brussels Affair
    Court and Spark
    On The Border
    RnR Animal
    Born To Run
    Katy Lied
    Rough Mix
    Runnin On Empty
    News Of The World
    More Songs...
    This Yrs Model
    Dire Straits
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  5. john lennonist

    john lennonist There ONCE was a NOTE, PURE and EASY...

    I already had a list of approx. 100 that I've been compiling for about 20 years (adding to it when I play something and go, "$hit, that's really great") -- it's listed earlier in the thread.

    I've added 20-25 just be being reminded of great albums from other peoples' lists on this thread.

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  6. flyingdutchman

    flyingdutchman Senior Member

    Vince Guaraldi Trio, Charlie Brown Christmas
    Pink Floyd, Dark Side of the Moon
    Chicago, Chicago II
    Bread, Manna
    Dan Fogelberg, The Innocent Age
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  7. picassoson

    picassoson Forum Resident

    New York
    I wouldn’t claim these are universally the greatest albums ever made, but they are my favorites for deeply personal reasons. For whatever reason these aren’t records to me, but talismans.
    1. The Beach Boys - Pet Sounds
    2. Gene Clark - No Other
    3. Milton Nascimento & Lô Borges - Clube Da Esquina
    4. Richard & Linda Thompson - I Want To See The Bright Lights Tonight
    5. Grateful Dead - American Beauty
    6. Sunday Manoa - Guava Jam
    7. Michael Nesmith - And The Hits Keep on Comin’
    8. Dennis Wilson - Pacific Ocean Blue
    9. Bob Dylan - Love & Theft
    10. The Beatles - The White Album
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  8. Brian Kelly

    Brian Kelly 1964-73 rock's best decade

    I'm going to limit myself to 1 album per artist (and maybe at the end list those albums I would have in my top 100 if I went more than one)
    I'll begin with a top 10
    1. REVOLVER (The Beatles)
    2. WHO'S NEXT (The Who)
    4. ODESSEY AND ORACLE (The Zombies)
    6. DAYS OF FUTURE PASSED (The Moody Blues)
    7. PIPER AT THE GATES OF DAWN (Pink Floyd)
    8. MODERN LOVERS (The Modern Lovers)
    9. BRIDGE OVER TROUBLED WATER (Simon & Garfunkel)
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  9. mwheelerk

    mwheelerk A Mind Is LikeAParachuteItDoesn'tWorkIfItIsNotOpen

    Gilbert Arizona
    Ten of those are in my collection..
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  10. mwheelerk

    mwheelerk A Mind Is LikeAParachuteItDoesn'tWorkIfItIsNotOpen

    Gilbert Arizona
    I have your selections 1, 2, 4, 5, 8, 9, 10. I would not have much of an argument with you as to how great No Other, American Beauty and The White Album are...
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  11. flyingdutchman

    flyingdutchman Senior Member

    Badfinger, Wish You Were Here
    Beatles, Rubber Soul
    Beatles, Magical Mystery Tour
    Moody Blues, Every Good Boy Deserves Favour
    Beach Boys, SMiLE
  12. danasgoodstuff

    danasgoodstuff Forum Resident

    Portland, OR
    Even if I didn't include compilations of singles, nor albums I only love half of, and limited it to just albums I love all the way through and thought were 'it' for at least a little while, I'd have a hard time getting my list much under 150.
  13. Roger Thornhill

    Roger Thornhill Forum Resident

    Ilford, Essex, UK
    So, this is what I managed to come up with. Bearing in mind my previous comment about it being totally loaded in favour of the 1970s I did it by decade (almost) and came up with a number for each period, and then worked towards it. So there are are some albums it pained me to leave out from 1970s/80s but made sure I didn't totally leave out more recent albums.

    1950s and before
    Miles Davis - Birth Of The Cool
    George Russell - Jazz Workshop
    Shorty Rogers - Cool and Crazy
    Art Pepper - Meets The Rhythm Section
    Charles Mingus - Mingus Ah Um
    Bud Powell - The Amazing BP vol 1
    Sidney Bechet - Jazz Classics vol 1
    Thelonious Monk - Genius of Modern Music vol 1
    Dukes Ellington - Indispensable vol 5/6
    VA - Anthology of American Folk Music
    Miles Davis - Kind of Blue

    The Band - S/T
    The Beatles - Please Please Me
    Tim Buckley - Happy Sad
    Butterfield Blues Band - East West
    John Coltrane - A Love Supreme
    Eric Dolphy - Outward Bound
    Gil Evans - The Individualism of GE
    5th Dimension - Stones Soul Picnic
    Dexter Gordon - Doin' Allright
    John McLaughlin - Extrapolations
    George Russell Sextet - Ezz-thetics
    John Stewart - California Bloodlines
    Scott Walker - Scott IV

    Albion Band - Rise Up Like The Sun
    Arthur Blythe - Lenox Avenue Breakdown
    Marion Brown - Vista
    Harold Budd - The Pavilion of Dreams
    Culture - Two Sevens Clash
    Nick Drake - Bryter Later
    Dave Edmunds - Get It
    Flamin' Groovies - Shake Some Action
    Donny Hathaway - Extension of a Man
    King Crimson - Red
    Magazine - Real Life
    John Martyn - Solid Air
    Joni Mitchell - Hissing Of Summer Lawns
    Graham Parker & The Rumour - Howlin' Wind
    Annette Peacock - X Dreams
    Steve Reich - Music For 18 Musicians
    Wayne Shorter - Native Dancer
    Patti Smith - Horses
    Southside Johnny & The Asbury Jukes
    Steely Dan - Can't Buy A Thrill
    Sun Ra - Strange Celestial Road
    Muddy Waters - Hard Again
    The Waterson - Bright Phoebus
    Weather Report - Tale Spinnin'
    Wire - 154
    Warren Zevon - S/T

    Art Ensemble of Chicago - Full Force
    Robert Ashley - Perfect Lives (Private Parts)
    T Bone Burnett - Truth Decay
    Marshall Crenshaw - S/T
    Holger Czukay - Movies
    Jack DeJohnette - Special Edition
    Hassell / Eno - Fourth Worlds vol 1 - Possible Musics
    Jesus & Mary Chain - Psychocandy
    Grace Jones - Nightclubbing
    Kid Creole & The Coconuts - Fresh Fruit In Foreign Places
    John Martyn - Grace and Danger
    Prefab Sprout - Steve McQueen
    David Sylvian - Brilliant Trees
    Talk Talk - Spirit of Eden
    Luther Vandross - Never Too Much
    Original Soundtrack - One From The Heart
    Scott Walker - Climate of Hunter
    Was (Not Was) - S/T
    Weather Report - Night Passage
    Mike Westbrook - On Duke's Birthday
    Working Week - Working Nights

    Madredeus - Ainda
    Massive Attack - Blue Lines
    Material - Hallucination Engine
    The Necks - Hanging Gardens
    Radiohead - OK Computer
    Sonic Youth - Goo
    Sun Ra - Mayan Temples
    Tortoise - Millions Now Living Will Never Die
    David S Ware - Godspelized
    Norma Waterson - S/T

    Cinematic Orchestra - Every Day
    Exploding Star Orchestra - We're All From Somewhere Else
    Godspeed You Black Emperor - Lift Yr Skinny Fists…
    Bobby Previte - 23 Constellations of Joan Miro
    George Russell - 80th Birthday Concert
    Wayne Shorter Quartet - Footprints Live
    Tomasz Stanko - Suspended Night
    Sunn O))) - Monoliths and Dimensions
    John Tams - Unity
    Brian Wilson - Present Smile

    2010s and later
    Apartment House - Femenine (Julius Eastman)
    Art Ensemble of Chicago - We Are On The Edge
    David Bowie - Blackstar
    Matthew Halsall - Fletcher Moss Park
    Alexander Hawkins / Elaine Mitchener Quartet - Uproot
    The Hermes Experiment - Here We Are
    Irreversible Entanglements - S/T
    William Parker - For Those Who Are, Still
    Matana Roberts - Coin Coin Chapter Two
    Patti Smith - Banga
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  14. Kowalski

    Kowalski Forum Resident Thread Starter

    The power of this album is Nile Rodgers & Bernard Edwards production..:D

    Diana Ross is the only female act to have had number one singles as a solo artist, as a duet (with Lionel Richie, “Endless Love”), as a member of a trio (The Supremes) and as an ensemble member with the We Are The World (USA) for Africa benefit in 1985. With titles like “The Most Successful Female Artist In History” given by the Guinness Book of World Records in 1993 and amassing a staggering 70 hit singles as one-third of the Supremes and then again as a solo artist, it is safe to say that the paragraph above laying claim to Ross’ status as nothing short of legendary is most definitely true and maybe even a little understated..
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  15. Davey

    Davey NP: Charles Mingus ~ Mingus Mingus Mingus ...

    SF Bay Area, USA
    I know you often list those as your favorites, and they are some of my favorites too, so I wonder if you've had a chance, or the inclination, to hear the new album from Carmen Villain (real name Carmen Hillestad)? It's one of my big favorite records as of late, titled Only Love From Now On. I have a tendency to listen to it over and over, and I'm doing it again today. The ghostly cosmic jazz draws you into that Jon Hassell- inspired Fourth World, fluidly moving through ambient, dub, exotica and field recordings like a conversation, with trumpet, clarinet, and flutes adding to the organic feel. Very intriguing album that continues to evoke an otherwordly journey on each new listen. Might be something you'd really enjoy, or maybe not, but thought I'd pass it on to a fellow Hassell/Eno traveller :)

    Below line borrowed from the press release ...

    Only Love From Now On is fueled by the sense of scale in feeling small in the face of things so large, the contemplation of how the biggest impact we can have is in the people close to us, the attempt to make sure that impact is a positive one, and the choice to try to focus on love instead of fear.

    Shown playing the second side on my primary vinyl spinner these days, really nice sounding record too ...

  16. brew ziggins

    brew ziggins Forum Prisoner

    The Village
    News to me, fired it up on Spotify. Yes, yes, very Hassellesque. Thanks for the tip!

    ICYMI, check out Sula Maidiana by Mino Cinelu & Nils Petter Molvær.
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  17. Brian Kelly

    Brian Kelly 1964-73 rock's best decade

    OK, let's up it to 20 now!
    Remember I'm only doing one song per artist!
    1. REVOLVER (The Beatles)
    2. WHO'S NEXT (The Who)
    4. ODESSEY AND ORACLE (The Zombies)
    6. DAYS OF FUTURE PASSED (The Moody Blues)
    7. PIPER AT THE GATES OF DAWN (Pink Floyd)
    8. MODERN LOVERS (The Modern Lovers)
    9. BRIDGE OVER TROUBLED WATER (Simon & Garfunkel)
    11. THE VELVET UNDERGROUND & NICO (Velvet Underground)
    12. STARTING OVER (The Raspberries)
    13. BAND ON THE RUN (Paul McCartney & Wings)
    14. MARSHALL CRENSHAW (Marshall Crenshaw)
    15. WAR (U2)
    16. BETWEEN THE BUTTONS (The Rolling Stones)
    17. PET SOUNDS (The Beach Boys)
    18. ALL THINGS MUST PASS (George Harrison)
    19. PARALLEL LINES )Blondie)
    20. TRAVELING WILBURYS (Traveling Wilburys)
  18. Zeki

    Zeki Forum Resident

    I thought I’d sit down and scrawl down the top (as in by most selected) albums. A nightmare! :D We’re all over the place. I’ve got both sides of an envelope covered with names…and I’m only writing down ones that I think may have multiple votes. (And there’s one or two I may have missed…seeing it, possibly, pop up later.) I’m taking a break!
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  19. Kowalski

    Kowalski Forum Resident Thread Starter

    my 2° top 50 favourite albums of any genre of music, the ones I love the most.

    51.Songs in the Key of Life (1976) - Steve Wonder
    Innervisions (1973) - Steve Wonder
    Treasure (1984) - Cocteau Twins
    Heaven Or Las Vegas (1990) - Cocteau Twins
    Electric Warrior (1971) - T-Rex
    The Singles Colection (1997) - Kinks
    Brothers In Arms (1985) - Dire Straits
    Hunting High And Low (1985) - A-ha
    Supernature (2005) - Goldfrapp
    60.On How Life Is (1999) - Macy Gray
    Supernatural (1999)- Santana
    Garbage (1995) - Garbage
    Within The Realm Of A Dying Sun (1987) - Dead Can Dance
    Medusa (1986) - Clan Of Xymox
    Ágætis Byrjun (1999) - Sigur Rós
    I Do Not Want What I Haven't Got (1990) - Sinead O'Connor
    21 (2011) - Adele
    Architecture & Morality (1981) - Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark
    Origin Of Symmetry (2001) - Muse
    70.Diamod Life (1984) - Sade
    Music Has The Right To Children (1998) - Boards Of Canada
    Portishead (1997) - Portishead
    Play (1999) - Moby
    Californication (1999) - Red Hot Chili Peppers
    Sheryl (1997) - Sheryl Crow
    Turn On The Bright Lights (2002) - Interpol
    Dots And Loops (1997) - Stereolab
    Actually (1987) - Pet Shop Boys
    Fallen (2003) - Evanescence
    80.The Best Of (2004) - Talking Heads
    The Best Of (1994) - New Order
    The Best Of (1997) - Talk Talk
    Gold (2006) - Tears For Fears
    Savage Garden (1997) - Savage Garden
    Kick (1987) -INXS
    Plastic Beach (2010) - Gorillaz
    Love In The Future (2013) - John Legend
    Get LIfted (2004) - John Legend
    Secrets (1996) - Toni Braxton
    90.The Greatest Hits (2000) - Whitney Houston
    Bad Girls (1979) - Donna Summer
    Arrival (1976) - ABBA
    Gold (2010) - ABBA
    Greatest Hits (2001) - Bee Gees
    Feeling Good (Her Greatest Hits & Remixes) 2022 - Nina Simone
    The Queen Of Soul (2018) - Aretha Franklin
    The Best Of (2000) - Sade
    HIStory - Past, Present And Future - Book I (1995) - Michael Jackson
    Pure Heroine (2016) - Lorde
    Greatest Hits (2013) - Dido
  20. Shoehorn with Teeth

    Shoehorn with Teeth Romans 6:23

    21. The Cure - Disintegration
    22. The Killers - Sam's Town
    23. Nada Surf - The Weight Is a Gift
    24. Manic Street Preachers - Everything Must Go
    25. Rush - Moving Pictures
    26. Prince - Around the World in a Day
    27. The National - High Violet
    28. Death Cab for Cutie - Transatlanticism
    29. Plankeye - Strange Exchange
    30. Run-D.M.C. - Run-D.M.C.
    31. Ramones - Ramones
    32. Portishead - Dummy
    33. Miles Davis - Kind of Blue
    34. Sea Power - Open Seaon
    35. They Might Be Giants - Apollo 18
    36. Talking Heads - Remain in Light
    37. Madonna - Ray of Light
    38. Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers - Damn the Torpedoes
    39. Starflyer 59 - Leave Here a Stranger
    40. Fleet Foxes - Fleet Foxes
  21. Twist-Of-Shadows

    Twist-Of-Shadows Forum Resident

    Is that a typo at no.100 ?

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  22. Twist-Of-Shadows

    Twist-Of-Shadows Forum Resident

    This is really a mammoth task.

    Should take some time to compile a really comprehensive list, but if its done, it should be done right.....
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  23. Eric_Generic

    Eric_Generic Enigma

    It's a bit of a drop from last time, but kind of reflects the major shift in my listening habits in the past 5 years. Away from pop, away from the 00s.

  24. Jonathan Halen

    Jonathan Halen Forum Resident

    most listened albums since 2008 (according to my last-fm account)

    By decade
    1950s 6 albums
    1960s 17 albums
    1970s 29 albums
    1980s 20 albums
    1990s 13 albums
    2000s 5 albums
    2010s 9 albums
    2020s 1 album

    100. James Brown - Live At the Apollo (1963)
    99. Stevie Wonder - Fulfillingness' First Finale (1974)
    98. The Crickets - The "Chirping" Crickets (1957)
    97. Metallica - Metallica (1991)
    96. Fiona Apple - Fetch the Bolt Cutters (2020)
    95. Bob Dylan - Blood on the Tracks (1975)
    94. Jane's Addiction - Nothing's Shocking (1988)
    93. Amy Winehouse - Back to Black (2006)
    92. De La Soul - 3 Feet High and Rising (1989)
    91. U2 - Achtung Baby (1991)

    90. Patti Smith - Horses (1975)
    89. The Jimi Hendrix Experience - Electric Ladyland (1968)
    88. Bob Dylan - Blonde on Blonde (1966)
    87. David Bowie - The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders From Mars (1972)
    86. Run-D.M.C. - Raising Hell (1986)
    85. Soundgarden - Badmotorfinger (1991)
    84. Solange - A Seat at the Table (2016)
    83. The Police - Synchronicity (1983)
    82. Marvin Gaye - Let's Get It On (1973)
    81. Def Leppard - Pyromania (1983)

    80. Beyoncé - Beyoncé (2013)
    79. Fleetwood Mac - Rumours (1977)
    78. Loretta Lynn - Van Lear Rose (2004)
    77. Neil Young - After the Gold Rush (1970)
    76. Joy Division - Unknown Pleasures (1979)
    75. Johnny Cash - At Folsom Prison (1968)
    74. Frank Sinatra - In the Wee Small Hours (1955)
    73. Bruce Springsteen - Born to Run (1975)
    72. Simon & Garfunkel - Bridge Over Troubled Water (1970)
    71. Robert Johnson - King Of The Delta Blues Singers (1961)

    70. Frank Ocean - Blonde (2016)
    69. Sonic Youth - Daydream Nation (1988)
    68. The Notorious B.I.G. - Life After Death (1997)
    67. John Lennon - Imagine (1971)
    66. Stevie Wonder - Innervisions (1973)
    65. Miles Davis - Bitches Brew (1970)
    64. 2Pac - All Eyez on Me (1996)
    63. The Beach Boys - The Smile Sessions (2011)
    62. Jay-Z - The Blueprint (2001)
    61. Aretha Franklin - I Never Loved a Man the Way I Love You (1967)

    60. Buddy Holly - Buddy Holly (1958)
    59. Billie Holiday - Lady In Satin (1958)
    58. A Tribe Called Quest - We Got It From Here... Thank You 4 Your Service (2016)
    57. Joni Mitchell - Court and Spark (1974)
    56. George Michael - Faith (1987)
    55. Alice in Chains - Dirt (1992)
    54. Tracy Chapman - Tracy Chapman (1988)
    53. Sly & The Family Stone - There's a Riot Goin' On (1971)
    52. The Smiths - The Queen Is Dead (1986)
    51. Nirvana - In Utero (1993)

    50. Billy Joel - The Stranger (1977)
    49. The Doors - The Doors (1967)
    48. Nas - Illmatic (1994)
    47. Sam Cooke - Ain't That Good News (1964)
    46. Stevie Wonder - Talking Book (1972)
    45. The Beatles - Abbey Road (1969)
    44. John Lennon - John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band (1970)
    43. Ray Charles - Modern Sounds in Country and Western Music (1962)
    42. Janet Jackson - Rhythm Nation 1814 (1989)
    41. George Harrison - All Things Must Pass (1970)

    40. John Coltrane - A Love Supreme (1965)
    39. Van Halen - Van Halen (1978)
    38. Joy Division - Closer (1980)
    37. Paul Simon - Graceland (1986)
    36. Pink Floyd - The Wall (1979)
    35. Kendrick Lamar - To Pimp a Butterfly (2015)
    34. D'Angelo and the Vanguard - Black Messiah (2014)
    33. Radiohead - OK Computer (1997)
    32. Prince - Sign 'O' The Times (1987)
    31. Outkast - Speakerboxxx/The Love Below (2003)

    30. Charles Mingus - Mingus Ah Um (1959)
    29. Guns N' Roses - Appetite for Destruction (1987)
    28. Lauryn Hill - The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill (1998)
    27. The Jimi Hendrix Experience - Are You Experienced (1967)
    26. The White Stripes - Elephant (2003)
    25. The Beatles - The White Album (1968)
    24. N.W.A - Straight Outta Compton (1988)
    23. Dr. Dre - The Chronic (1992)
    22. The Velvet Underground - The Velvet Underground & Nico (1967)
    21. Beyoncé - Lemonade (2016)

    20. Pearl Jam - Ten (1991)
    19. Public Enemy - It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back (1988)
    18. The Rolling Stones - Exile on Main St. (1972)
    17. Bruce Springsteen - Born in the U.S.A. (1984)
    16. Sex Pistols - Never Mind the Bollocks (1977)
    15. Led Zeppelin - Led Zeppelin IV (1971)
    14. Stevie Wonder - Songs in the Key of Life (1976)
    13. Michael Jackson - Thriller (1982)
    12. Joni Mitchell - Blue (1971)
    11. U2 - The Joshua Tree (1987)

    10. Kanye West - My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy (2010)
    9. Pink Floyd - The Dark Side of the Moon (1973)
    8. Nirvana - Nevermind (1991)
    7. Bob Dylan - Highway 61 Revisited (1965)
    6. Prince & the Revolution - Purple Rain (1984)
    5. The Clash - London Calling (1979)
    4. Marvin Gaye - What's Going On (1971)
    3. Miles Davis - Kind of Blue (1959)
    2. The Beatles - Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (1967)
    1. The Beach Boys - Pet Sounds (1966)
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  25. UnknownEric

    UnknownEric did not put the ram in the rama-lama-ding-dong

    My top 20 would probably be:

    1. Television - Marquee Moon (1977)
    2. The Replacements - Tim (1985)
    3. Bob Dylan - Bringing It All Back Home (1965)
    4. R.E.M. - Automatic For The People (1992)
    5. Prince - Sign O' The Times (1987)
    6. Husker Du - New Day Rising (1985)
    7. Archers of Loaf - Vee Vee (1995)
    8. Pixies - Surfer Rosa (1988)
    9. Sloan - Twice Removed (1994)
    10. Teenage Fanclub - Grand Prix (1995)
    11. My Bloody Valentine - Loveless (1991)
    12. A Tribe Called Quest - Low End Theory (1991)
    13. Pavement - Crooked Rain, Crooked Rain (1994)
    14. Big Star - Radio City (1974)
    15. Richard and Linda Thompson - I Want To See The Bright Lights Tonight (1974)
    16. Stereolab - Mars Audiac Quintet (1994)
    17. Hefner - Breaking God's Heart (1998)
    18. Guided By Voices - Isolation Drills (2001)
    19. Tonio K - Life in the Foodchain (1978)
    20. The Loud Family - Plants and Birds and Rocks and Things (1992)

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