Favourite Albums of All-Time

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Recommended to hear over three times each before you croak

1. The Dark Side Of The Moon – PINK FLOYD (Harvest/EMI 1973)
2. Innervisions – STEVIE WONDER (Tamla 1973)
3. Close To The Edge – YES (Atlantic 1972)
4. Selling England By The Pound – GENESIS (Charisma 1973)
5. Tubular Bells – MIKE OLDFIELD (Virgin 1973)
6. The Clash – The CLASH (C.B.S. 1977)
7. Safe As Milk – CAPTAIN BEEFHEART AND HIS MAGIC BAND (Kama Sutra 1968)
8. The Rise & Fall Of Ziggy Stardust… – DAVID BOWIE (R.C.A. 1972)
9. Mogwai Young Team – MOGWAI (Chemikal Underground 1997)
10. The Velvet Underground & Nico – The VELVET UNDERGROUND (M.G.M. 1967)
11. Low – DAVID BOWIE (R.C.A. 1977)
12. Something/Anything – TODD RUNDGREN (Bearsville 1972)
13. Unknown Pleasures – JOY DIVISION (Factory 1979)
14. Metal Box 1 – PUBLIC IMAGE LTD. (Virgin 1979)
15. Never Mind The Bollocks… – The SEX PISTOLS (Virgin 1977)
16. The Piper At The Gates Of Dawn – PINK FLOYD (Harvest/EMI 1967)
17. Wish You Were Here – PINK FLOYD (Harvest/EMI 1975)
18. Foxtrot – GENESIS (Charisma 1972)
19. Phaedra – TANGERINE DREAM (Virgin 1974)
20. The Plateau Phase – CRISPY AMBULANCE (Factory 1982)
21. Desire – BOB DYLAN (Columbia 1976)
22. Harvest – NEIL YOUNG (Reprise 1972)
23. Live At The Witch Trials – The FALL (Step Forward 1979)
24. Rock Action – MOGWAI (Chemikal Underground 2001)
25. Physical Graffiti – LED ZEPPELIN (Swan Song; 1975)
26. Paranoid – BLACK SABBATH (Vertigo 1970)
27. Black Sabbath – BLACK SABBATH (Vertigo 1970)
28. Heroes – DAVID BOWIE (R.C.A. 1977)
29. Hejira – JONI MITCHELL (Reprise 1976)
30. Quadrophenia – The WHO (Track 1973)
31. Transformer – LOU REED (R.C.A. 1972)
32. The Doors – The DOORS (Elektra 1967)
33. Trans-Europe Express – KRAFTWERK (Capitol 1977)
34. The Man Who Sold The World – DAVID BOWIE (R.C.A. 1970)
35. Going For The One – YES (Atlantic 1977)
36. Untitled IV – LED ZEPPELIN (Atlantic 1971)
37. For Your Pleasure – ROXY MUSIC (Island; 1973)
38. Meddle – PINK FLOYD (Harvest/EMI; 1971)
39. Roxy Music – ROXY MUSIC (Island; 1972)
40. Funeral – ARCADE FIRE (Merge; 2004)
41. Cut – The SLITS (Island; 1979)
42. This Nation’s Saving Grace – The FALL (Beggars Banquet; 1985)
43. Lick My Decals Off Baby – CAPTAIN BEEFHEART & HIS MAGIC BAND (Reprise; 1971)
44. Bluejeans And Moonbeams – CAPTAIN BEEFHEART & HIS MAGIC BAND (Virgin; 1974)
45. The Scream – SIOUXSIE AND THE BANSHEES (Polydor; 1978)
46. Closer – JOY DIVISION (Factory; 1980)
47. Led Zeppelin III – LED ZEPPELIN (Atlantic; 1970)
48. Nevermind – NIRVANA (Geffen; 1991)
49. Nursery Cryme – GENESIS (Charisma; 1971)
50. Brain Salad Surgery – EMERSON, LAKE & PALMER (Manticore; 1973)
51. Berlin – LOU REED (R.C.A.; 1973)
52. Another Green World – ENO (Island; 1975)
53. Aguirre, Wrath Of God [soundtrack] – POPOL VUH (Cosmic; 1976)
54. The Yes Album – YES (Atlantic; 1971)
55. Marquee Moon – TELEVISION (Elektra; 1977)
56. Ramones – RAMONES (Sire; 1976)
57. Liege And Lief – FAIRPORT CONVENTION (Island; 1969)
58. Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band – The BEATLES (Parlophone; 1967)
59. After The Gold Rush – NEIL YOUNG (Reprise; 1970)
60. Blood On The Tracks – BOB DYLAN (Columbia; 1975)
61. The Modern Dance – PERE UBU (Blank; 1978)
62. In The Court Of The Crimson King – KING CRIMSON (Island; 1969)
63. Next… – The SENSATIONAL ALEX HARVEY BAND (Vertigo; 1973)
64. The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway – GENESIS (Charisma; 1974)
65. The Hangman’s Beautiful Daughter – The INCREDIBLE STRING BAND (Elektra; 1968)
66. Chairs Missing – WIRE (Harvest-EMI; 1978)
67. Clear Spot – CAPTAIN BEEFHEART (Reprise; 1972)
68. Disraeli Gears – CREAM (Track; 1967)
69. In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida – IRON BUTTERFLY (Atlantic; 1968)
70. Houses Of The Holy – LED ZEPPELIN (Atlantic; 1973)
71. Metallica – METALLICA (Elektra; 1991)
72. Public Image – PUBLIC IMAGE LTD. (Virgin; 1978)
73. Unconditionally Guaranteed – CAPTAIN BEEFHEART & HIS MAGIC BAND (Virgin; 1974)
74. The Snow Goose – CAMEL (Decca; 1975)
75. Rubycon – TANGERINE DREAM (Virgin; 1975)
76. Are You Experienced – The JIMI HENDRIX EXPERIENCE (Track; 1967)
77. Killing Joke – KILLING JOKE (Malicious Damage; 1980)
78. Shift-Work – The FALL (Cog Sinister; 1991)
79. Initiation – TODD RUNDGREN & UTOPIA (Bearsville; 1975)
80. Starless And Bible Black – KING CRIMSON (Island; 1974)
81. The Image Has Cracked – ALTERNATIVE TV (Step Forward; 1978)
82. The Six Wives Of Henry VIII – RICK WAKEMAN (A&M; 1973)
83. Argus – WISHBONE ASH (M.C.A.; 1972)
84. Station To Station – DAVID BOWIE (R.C.A.; 1976)
85. A Trick Of The Tail – GENESIS (Charisma; 1976)
86. Treasure – COCTEAU TWINS (4 a.d.; 1984)
87. Bryter Layter – NICK DRAKE (Island; 1970)
88. Wee Tam & The Big Huge – The INCREDIBLE STRING BAND (Elektra; 1968)
89. The Spotlight Kid – CAPTAIN BEEFHEART & HIS MAGIC BAND (Reprise; 1972)
90. Emperor Tomato Ketchup – STEREOLAB (Duophonic; 1996)
91. Real Life – MAGAZINE (Virgin; 1978)
92. Voyage Of The Acolyte – STEVE HACKETT (Charisma; 1975)
93. The Mission [soundtrack] – ENNIO MORRICONE (Virgin; 1986)
94. Once Upon A Time In The West [soundtrack] – ENNIO MORRICONE (R.C.A.; 1969)
95. Espers – ESPERS (Locust; 2004)
96. Sir Henry At Rawlinson End – VIVIAN STANSHALL (Charisma; 1978)
97. 5,000 Spirits… – The INCREDIBLE STRING BAND (Elektra; 1967)
98. The Return Of – The DURUTTI COLUMN (Factory; 1980)
99. The Script Of The Bridge – The CHAMELEONS (Statik; 1983)
100. The Miseducation Of Lauryn Hill – LAURYN HILL (Columbia; 1998)
Sorry to fans of Brit-Pop; it just hasn’t lasted for me as well as prog & punk

Comments

  1. phil7jackson

    Around 20 of these would be in my own Top 100. That is a good ratio considering how many albums there to choose from.

    1. Martin Strong

      It’s needing updated; a lot’s changed in the past several months – I forget how high I put Rumours for instance. Watched the Fleetwood Mac docus recently post-Green death and was blown away by Stevie Nicks et al. Maybe I was a stuck-in-the-mud Peter Green blues fan to allow the big mid-70s upheaval. A big thanks to yersel’. Best of…

  2. Allan Schoenherr

    Saw this the other day and started compiling mine. I got about 45 albums down on a list, not in any order yet. Looks like around 17-20 of them (I can’t remember how many Bowies I had) are the same as yours.

    I am surprised that The Stone Roses did not make the cut? Also no Rolling Stones (I was searching for the word Stone for some reason!)

    Are these ranked in order or just a list of the top 100 in random order?

    1. Martin Strong

      Allan, these are my personal picks in meticulously calculated order. As said to a GRB reader, I’m happy with not choosing anyone else’s choices. Did that for The Great Rock Discography Survey and the concept was usurped by RYM, although they did acknowledge my concept. Good luck with your Top 100; I’ll print it when I’m not so busy…

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