All-Time Top 1000 List


#ArtistAlbum Rating
1000 Rundgren, Todd Todd2.06
999 Cowboy Junkies Trinity Session2.50
998 Scofield, John Still Warm2.29
997 Simon, Carly No Secrets2.40
996 Young, Neil Freedom2.08
995 Bowie, David Diamond Dogs3.00
994 Davis, Miles Someday My Prince Will Come3.83
993 Embrace the Good Will Out1.93
992 Isley Brothers 3 + 33.11
991 Depeche Mode Speak & Spell1.45
990 Pink Floyd Atom Heart Mother2.80
989 Dylan, Bob Live 1966: the 'Royal Albert Hall' Concert2.00
988 McCartney, Paul Flaming Pie2.29
987 Manic Street Preachers This is my Truth, Tell me Yours2.31
986 Mayfield, Curtis Superfly (Soundtrack)3.89
985 Oklahoma! Original Film Soundtrack (1955)2.58
984 Simon, Paul Paul Simon3.45
983 Stone Temple Pilots Core3.42
982 Orton, Beth Central Reservation1.92
981 Chemical Brothers Surrender2.09
980 Hole Live Through This2.17
979 Eric B & Rakim Follow the Leader2.00
978 Sly and the Family Stone There's a Riot Goin' On2.91
977 Morrison, Van No Guru, No Method, No Teacher2.40
976 10cc Original Soundtrack3.38
975 Pogues If I Should Fall From Grace with God2.54
974 Violent Femmes Violent Femmes1.90
973 Fall Wonderful and Frightening World of the...2.94
972 Beach Boys Endless Summer (Compilation)2.62
971 Vega, Suzanne Solitude Standing2.36
970 Goo Goo Dolls Dizzy Up the Girl2.08
969 Turner, Tina Private Dancer1.50
968 Petty, Tom & the Heartbreakers Hard Promises2.30
967 Supertramp Crime of the Century4.00
966 Teenage Fanclub Songs from Northern Britain2.75
965 Talking Heads Speaking in Tongues2.33
964 Monk, Thelonious Brilliant Corners2.40
963 Carter, Deana Did I Shave My Legs for This?2.27
962 Fleetwood Mac the Dance2.65
961 Mann, Aimee Whatever3.23
960 Orton, Beth Trailer Park1.55
959 Blakey, Art Moanin'2.86
958 Waits, Tom Small Change3.00
957 Mullins, Shawn Soul's Core1.92
956 2Pac Me Against the World2.20
955 Bruce, Jack Songs for a Tailor3.00
954 Buckley, Tim Happy Sad2.00
953 Davis, Miles At Carnegie Hall2.64
952 Third Eye Blind Third Eye Blind2.00
951 Ellington, Duke & Johnny Hodges Back to Back3.14
950 Phair, Liz Whitechocolatespaceegg1.50
949 Young, Neil Weld2.25
948 Martyn, John One World 
947 Clapton, Eric Slowhand 
946 Evans, Bill Sunday at the Village Vanguard 
945 Mercury Rev Deserter's Songs 
944 Morrison, Van Tupelo Honey 
943 Ayers, Kevin Shooting at the Moon 
942 Chicago Transit Authority Chicago Transit Authority 
941 Moody Blues Days of Future Passed 
940 Mingus, Charles Mingus at Antibes 
939 Bragg, Billy & Wilco Mermaid Avenue 
938 Burning Spear Marcus Garvey 
937 TLC Fanmail 
936 Marley, Bob & the Wailers Exodus 
935 Rundgren, Todd A Wizard, A True Star 
934 Byrds Turn! Turn! Turn! 
933 Placebo Without You, I'm Nothing 
932 Led Zeppelin Presence 
931 Simon, Paul Hearts & Bones 
930 Kraftwerk Computer World 
929 Sublime 40oz to Freedom 
928 Rage Against the Machine Evil Empire 
927 Sly and the Family Stone Stand! 
926 Getz, Stan Jazz Samba 
925 Cole, Paula This Fire 
924 Jackson, Janet Rhythm Nation 1814 
923 Tears for Fears Songs from the Big Chair 
922 Aphex Twin Selected Ambient Works 1985-1992 
921 New Order Technique 
920 Stone Roses Second Coming 
919 James Laid 
918 Young, Neil Live Rust 
917 Cohn, Marc Marc Cohn 
916 Lightning Seeds Dizzy Heights 
915 Van Halen 5150 
914 Clapton, Eric From the Cradle 
913 Puff Daddy & the Family No Way Out 
912 Davis, Miles Cookin' 
911 Cult Love 
910 Tool Undertow 
909 McCartney, Paul & Linda Ram 
908 Genesis Lamb Lies Down on Broadway 
907 Metallica ReLoad 
906 XTC Oranges and Lemons 
905 New Order Low Life 
904 Sting Nothing Like the Sun 
903 Afghan Whigs Gentlemen 
902 Newman, Randy Good Ol' Boys 
901 Etheridge, Melissa Melissa Etheridge 
900 Clapton, Eric 461 Ocean Boulevard 
899 Big Brother & the Holding Co Cheap Thrills 
898 Youngbloods Elephant Mountain 
897 Lauper, Cyndi She's so Unusual 
896 Barenaked Ladies Stunt 
895 They Might be Giants Flood 
894 Curve Come Clean 
893 New York Dolls New York Dolls 
892 Savage Garden Savage Garden 
891 Iggy Pop Lust for Life 
890 Beatles Let it Be 
889 Charlatans Tellin' Stories 
888 Young, Neil Tonight's the Night 
887 Sundays Reading, Writing & Arithmetic 
886 Oldfield, Mike Ommadawn 
885 Jackson, Joe Body & Soul 
884 XTC English Settlement 
883 Morissette, Alanis Supposed Former Infatuation Junkie 
882 Simple Minds New Gold Dream (81, 82, 83, 84) 
881 Grateful Dead Europe '72 
880 Waits, Tom Closing Time 
879 Kula Shaker K 
878 Black Grape It's Great When You're Straight, Yeah! 
877 O'Connor Sinéad Lion and the Cobra 
876 Cocteau Twins Treasure 
875 Michael, George Listen Without Prejudice Vol 1 
874 Harvey, PJ Dry 
873 T Rex Electric Warrior 
872 Talk Talk It's My Life 
871 Clapton, Eric Pilgrim 
870 Pulp Fiction Film Soundtrack 
869 Korn Life is Peachy 
868 Steely Dan Royal Scam 
867 Hooker, John Lee Mr Lucky 
866 Genesis Trick of the Tail 
865 Jackson, Joe Look Sharp! 
864 New Radicals Maybe You've Been Brainwashed Too 
863 Doors Soft Parade 
862 Genesis Invisible Touch 
861 Sizzla Black Woman & Child 
860 Faith no More Real Thing 
859 Enya Shepherd Moons 
858 Taylor, James Mud Slide Slim & the Blue Horizon 
857 Adam and the Ants Kings of the Wild Frontier 
856 Dion, Celine Colour of My Love 
855 Foo Fighters Colour & the Shape 
854 Harrison, George All Things Must Pass 
853 Fleetwood Mac Tusk 
852 Boo Radleys C'mon Kids 
851 Supergrass In it for the Money 
850 Jefferson Starship Blows Against the Empire 
849 Monkees Monkees 
848 Grateful Dead Terrapin Station 
847 Carpenter, Mary Chapin Come On, Come On 
846 Crowded House Temple of Low Men 
845 Belle & Sebastian Boy with the Arab Strap 
844 Dirty Dancing Film Soundtrack 
843 Etheridge, Melissa Yes I am 
842 Sting Soul Cages 
841 Guns 'n' Roses Use Your Illusion I 
840 Prince 1999 
839 Seal Seal (2nd Album) (1994) 
838 Wilson, Dennis Pacific Ocean Blue 
837 Beck Mutations 
836 Williams, Lucinda Car Wheels on a Gravel Road 
835 Doobie Brothers the Captain & Me 
834 Frankie Goes to Hollywood Welcome to the Pleasuredome 
833 Cure Head on the Door 
832 U2 Boy 
831 Catatonia International Velvet 
830 XTC Skylarking 
829 Monk, Thelonious Monk's Music 
828 Merchant, Natalie Tigerlily 
827 Eagles Hell Freezes Over 
826 Martyn, John Solid Air 
825 Aerosmith A Little South of Sanity 
824 Pulp This is Hardcore 
823 Korn Korn 
822 Weather Report Heavy Weather 
821 Aztec Camera High Land, Hard Rain 
820 Pere Ubu Modern Dance 
819 Metallica Ride the Lightning 
818 Goo Goo Dolls A Boy Named Goo 
817 Doors Morrison Hotel 
816 Rolling Stones Get Yer Ya Ya's Out 
815 Amos, Tori From the Choirgirl Hotel 
814 Thompson, Richard & Linda I Want to See the Bright Lights Tonight 
813 Matthews, Dave Band Before These Crowded Streets 
812 Cale, John Paris 1919 
811 Ocean Colour Scene Moseley Shoals 
810 Police Ghost in the Machine 
809 Gabriel, Peter Peter Gabriel (3rd Album) 
808 Jarre, Jean Michel Oxygene 
807 Zappa, Frank & Mothers of Invention Uncle Meat 
806 Limp Bizkit Three Dollar Bill, Y'all$ 
805 U2 Pop 
804 Little Feat Waiting for Columbus 
803 Backstreet Boys Backstreet Boys 
802 Chameleons What Does Anything Matter Anymore? 
801 U2 October 
800 Tool Aenima 
799 Adams, Bryan Reckless 
798 Vega, Suzanne Suzanne Vega 
797 Rundgren, Todd Something/Anything 
796 Everclear So Much for the Afterglow 
795 Joel, Billy Piano Man 
794 INXS Full Moon, Dirty Hearts 
793 Folds, Ben Five Ben Folds Five 
792 Matthews, Dave Band Under the Table and Dreaming 
791 Redding, Otis Dock of the Bay 
790 Crow, Sheryl Globe Sessions 
789 Pink Floyd A Momentary Lapse of Reason 
788 Clapton, Eric Unplugged 
787 Boston Don't Look Back 
786 REM Monster 
785 Davis, Miles Porgy & Bess 
784 McLachlan, Sarah Surfacing 
783 Iron Butterfly In a Gadda da Vida 
782 Moby Play 
781 Depeche Mode Songs of Faith and Devotion Live 
780 Matthews, Dave Band Crash 
779 Green, Al Let's Stay Together 
778 Spears, Britney Baby, One More Time 
777 Nirvana Bleach 
776 Mitchell, Joni Hejira 
775 Cure Boys Don't Cry 
774 Fatboy Slim You've Come a Long Way, Baby 
773 Blur 13 
772 REM Eponymous 
771 Harvey, PJ To Bring You My Love 
770 Simon, Paul Still Crazy After All These Years 
769 McGraw, Tim Everywhere 
768 Pet Shop Boys Actually 
767 Lovin' Spoonful Daydream 
766 Stranglers Rattus Norvegicus 
765 Harvey, PJ Rid of Me 
764 Coltrane, John Giant Steps 
763 Metallica Load 
762 Weller, Paul Heavy Soul 
761 Dylan, Bob Desire 
760 Walker, Scott Scott 4 
759 Rolling Stones Tattoo You 
758 Brooks, Garth Ropin' the Wind 
757 Cream Wheels of Fire 
756 Buckley, Tim Dream Letter (Live in London 1968) 
755 Young, Neil Harvest Moon 
754 O'Jays Backstabbers 
753 Pearl Jam No Code 
752 Beck Mellow Gold 
751 Divine Comedy Promenade 
750 Beastie Boys Ill Communication 
749 Queen A Day at the Races 
748 Hot Tuna Burgers 
747 Monk, Thelonious Solo Monk 
746 B-52's B-52's 
745 Kiss Destroyer 
744 Aerosmith Pump 
743 Jewel Spirit 
742 Cole, Nat 'King' Love is the Thing 
741 Bon Jovi Crossroad: the Best of 
740 Houston, Whitney Whitney Houston 
739 Brooks, Garth No Fences 
738 Rush 2112 
737 Pantera Vulgar Display of Power 
736 Notorious BIG Ready to Die 
735 Stills, Stephen Manassas 
734 Fugees the Score 
733 Big Star Third/Sister Lovers 
732 Beastie Boys Hello Nasty 
731 Mitchell, Joni Ladies of the Canyon 
730 Folds, Ben Five Whatever and Ever Amen 
729 Korn Follow the Leader 
728 Oldfield, Mike Hergest Ridge 
727 Hole Celebrity Skin 
726 TLC CrazySexyCool 
725 Blur Great Escape 
724 Marilyn Manson Antichrist Superstar 
723 Smashing Pumpkins Adore 
722 Pretenders Pretenders 
721 Massive Attack Mezzanine 
720 Everclear Sparkle & Fade 
719 Pink Floyd Division Bell 
718 Little Feat Feats Don't Fail Me Now 
717 Pearl Jam Vitalogy 
716 Newman, Randy Randy Newman 
715 Soft Machine Volume 2 
714 Zappa, Frank Joe's Garage 
713 Smith, Jimmy the Cat 
712 Twain, Shania Woman in Me 
711 Hardin, Tim Tim Hardin 1 
710 Bragg, Billy Talking with the Taxman About Poetry 
709 Dixie Chicks Wide Open Spaces 
708 Costello, Elvis Trust 
707 Sade Diamond Life 
706 Style Council Our Favourite Shop 
705 Amos, Tori Under the Pink 
704 Band Stage Fright 
703 Barrett, Syd Madcap Laughs 
702 Dire Straits Dire Straits 
701 Green Day Nimrod 
700 Guy, Buddy Damn Right I Got the Blues 
699 Sugar Copper Blue 
698 Bowie, David Space Oddity 
697 Sonic Youth Daydream Nation 
696 Jethro Tull Aqualung 
695 Suede Coming Up 
694 Armatrading, Joan Armatrading 
693 Morrison, Van It's Too Late to Stop Now 
692 Def Leppard Euphoria 
691 Newman, Randy 12 Songs 
690 Talking Heads More Songs About Buildings and Food 
689 Forrest Gump Original Film Soundtrack 
688 Fairport Convention Unhalfbricking 
687 Coltrane, John Impressions 
686 Deep Purple In Rock 
685 Styx Grand Illusion 
684 Martyn, John Bless the Weather 
683 Hill, Lauryn Miseducation of... 
682 Eve6 Eve6 
681 Genesis Duke 
680 Allman Brothers Eat a Peach 
679 Smith, Jimmy Got My Mojo Workin' 
678 Eagles Eagles 
677 Cash, Johnny At Folsom Prison 
676 Miller, Steve Band Brave New World 
675 Wire 154 
674 Grateful Dead Aoxomoxoa 
673 Thin Lizzy Jailbreak 
672 Eno, Brian Another Green World 
671 Williams, Robbie I've Been Expecting You 
670 Black Crowes Southern Harmony & the Musical Companion 
669 Metheny, Pat Offramp 
668 Moody Blues On the Threshold of a Dream 
667 James, Etta Tell Mama 
666 Eels Beautiful Freak 
665 Thompson, Richard Rumor & Sigh 
664 Stewart, Al Love Chronicles 
663 Davis, Miles Complete Live at the Plugged Nickel 1965 
662 Beach Boys Friends 
661 Captain Beefheart & his Magic Band Strictly Personal 
660 Blood, Sweat & Tears Blood, Sweat & Tears (2nd Album) 
659 Gill, Vince I Still Believe in You 
658 Spirit Spirit 
657 Tangerine Dream Phaedra 
656 Bon Jovi New Jersey 
655 Brand Nubian One for All 
654 Belle & Sebastian If You're Feeling Sinister 
653 La's La's 
652 Dylan, Bob Time Out of Mind 
651 Springsteen, Bruce Greetings from Asbury Park, NJ 
650 Eminem Slim Shady LP 
649 Jansch, Bert Bert Jansch (1965) 
648 Beach Boys Holland 
647 Offspring Smash 
646 Cure Wish 
645 Wonder, Stevie Music of My Mind 
644 10,000 Maniacs In My Tribe 
643 Redding, Otis Sings Great Soul Ballads 
642 Fitzgerald, Ella Sings the Rodgers & Hart Songbook 
641 Tosh, Peter Equal Rights 
640 Human League Dare 
639 Cocker, Joe With a Little Help From My Friends 
638 Mayall, John A Hard Road 
637 Zombies Odyssey & Oracle 
636 Fitzgerald, Ella & Louis Armstrong Ella & Louis 
635 Stone Temple Pilots Purple 
634 Braxton, Toni Secrets 
633 Enigma Cross of Changes 
632 Joplin, Janis Pearl 
631 Eagles Desperado 
630 Morrison, Van His Band & Street Choir 
629 Johnson, Robert King of the Delta Blues Singers 
628 Rush Permanent Waves 
627 Happy Mondays Pills 'n' Thrills & Bellyaches 
626 U Roy Dread Inna Babylon 
625 Traffic Low Spark of the High Heeled Boys 
624 Teenage Fanclub Grand Prix 
623 REM Document 
622 Beatles Please Please Me 
621 Joel, Billy 52nd Street 
620 Flying Burrito Brothers Gilded Palace of Sin 
619 Presley, Elvis Elvis Presley (1956) 
618 Wilco Being There 
617 Public Enemy Fear of a Black Planet 
616 Sinatra, Frank Come Fly With Me 
615 Raitt, Bonnie Nick of Time 
614 Squeeze East Side Story 
613 Siouxsie & the Banshees the Scream 
612 James Stutter 
611 Hootie & the Blowfish Cracked Rear View Mirror 
610 Aerosmith Nine Lives 
609 Santana Caravanserai 
608 Silver, Horace Quintet Song for My Father 
607 Jefferson Airplane Volunteers 
606 Family Music in a Doll's House 
605 Zappa, Frank Apostrophe (') 
604 Thompson, Richard & Linda Hokey Pokey 
603 Roxy Music For Your Pleasure 
602 AC/DC For Those About to Rock, We Salute You 
601 Smiths Strangeways, Here We Come 
600 New Order Substance, The Singles 1980-87 
599 Dire Straits Making Movies 
598 Big Youth Dreadlocks Dread 
597 Stereophonics Word Gets Around 
596 Zappa, Frank One Size Fits All 
595 Jefferson Airplane After Bathing at Baxters 
594 Browne, Jackson Late for the Sky 
593 INXS X 
592 Waits, Tom Bone Machine 
591 Jefferson Airplane Crown of Creation 
590 Ian, Janis Between the Lines 
589 Weller, Paul Stanley Road 
588 Aerosmith Big Ones 
587 Led Zeppelin Song Remains the Same 
586 King, BB Live at the Regal 
585 O'Connor, Sinéad I Do Not Want What I Have Not Got 
584 Morgan, Lee Sidewinder 
583 Bone Thugs & Harmony E 1999 Eternal 
582 Newman, Randy Sail Away 
581 Morrissey Your Arsenal 
580 Yellowman Operation Radication 
579 Dylan, Bob Nashville Skyline 
578 Cranberries No Need to Argue 
577 Crowded House Together Alone 
576 Metallica Kill 'Em All 
575 Spirit Family That Plays Together 
574 Jethro Tull This Was 
573 Hayes, Isaac Hot Buttered Soul 
572 Gordon, Dexter Our Man in Paris 
571 Living Colour Vivid 
570 Metheny, Pat Travels 
569 Redding, Otis Soul Album 
568 Rolling Stones Steel Wheels 
567 Van Halen II 
566 Mayall, John Bare Wires 
565 Fall Shift Work 
564 Rollins, Sonny Sonny Rollins Vol 2 
563 Little Feat Dixie Chicken 
562 Collins, Phil Hello, I Must be Going 
561 Harris, Emmylou Pieces of the Sky 
560 Smith, Jimmy Organ Grinder Swing 
559 My Fair Lady Original Broadway Cast (1956) 
558 Franklin, Aretha Aretha Now 
557 Jellyfish Bellybutton 
556 Grateful Dead From the Mars Hotel 
555 Little Feat Last Record Album 
554 Kinks Face to Face 
553 Quicksilver Messenger Service Happy Trails 
552 Damned Damned Damned Damned 
551 Weller, Paul Wild Wood 
550 Charles, Ray Modern Sounds in Country & Western Music 
549 McGarrigle, Kate & Anna Kate & Anna McGarrigle 
548 Ellington, Duke Ellington Indigos 
547 Roxy Music Stranded 
546 New Order Republic 
545 Sinatra, Frank Nice 'n' Easy 
544 Judas Priest Unleashed in the East 
543 Collective Soul Collective Soul 
542 Badu, Erykah Baduism 
541 Springsteen, Bruce Darkness on the Edge of Town 
540 Costello, Elvis King of America 
539 Stevens, Cat Teaser & the Firecat 
538 Aerosmith Rocks 
537 Petty, Tom & the Heartbreakers Damn the Torpedoes 
536 Rolling Stones Black and Blue 
535 Wire Pink Flag 
534 Petty, Tom Full Moon Fever 
533 Deep Purple Burn 
532 Jackson, Janet Janet 
531 Ellington, Duke Money Jungle 
530 Madness One Step Beyond 
529 Hendrix, Jimi Band of Gypsys 
528 Eagles One of These Nights 
527 Holiday, Billie Lady in Autumn 
526 Davis, Miles Round About Midnight 
525 Little Richard Here's... 
524 Springsteen, Bruce River 
523 Carpenters Singles 1969-1973 
522 Toots & the Maytals Reggae Greats (compilation) 
521 Grateful Dead In the Dark 
520 Jethro Tull Songs from the Wood 
519 Holly, Buddy & the Crickets Chirping Crickets 
518 Madonna Bedtime Stories 
517 Traffic Mr Fantasy 
516 Buckley, Tim Hello & Goodbye 
515 Wings Band on the Run 
514 Blige, Mary J What's the 411? 
513 Jethro Tull Stand Up 
512 Vaughan, Stevie Ray Sky is Crying 
511 Richie, Lionel Can't Slow Down 
510 Spence, Alexander 'Skip' Oar 
509 Browne, Jackson Pretender 
508 Dury, Ian & the Blockheads New Boots & Panties 
507 Buckley, Tim Starsailor 
506 Disposable Heroes of Hiphoprisy Hypocrisy is the Greatest Luxury 
505 Buffalo Springfield Last Time Around 
504 Steely Dan Gaucho 
503 Everything but the Girl Eden 
502 Moody Blues In Search of the Lost Chord 
501 ZZ Top Tres Hombres 
500 Cohen, Leonard Songs of Love & Hate 
499 Bragg, Billy Worker's Playtime 
498 Gaye, Marvin Here, My Dear 
497 Jackson, Joe Night and Day 
496 Marley, Bob & the Wailers Kaya 
495 Cohen, Leonard I'm Your Man 
494 Doors Waiting for the Sun 
493 Spice Girls Spice 
492 Queen Sheer Heart Attack 
491 Mingus, Charles Mingus Mingus Mingus Mingus Mingus 
490 Fitzgerald, Ella Sings the Cole Porter Songbook 
489 Bon Jovi Keep the Faith 
488 Redding, Otis Complete & Unbelievable: the Dictionary of Soul 
487 Morrison, Van Avalon Sunset 
486 MC5 Kick Out the Jams 
485 Echo & the Bunnymen Heaven Up Here 
484 Roxy Music Country Life 
483 Little Richard the Fabulous... 
482 Aerosmith Permanent Vacation 
481 Bowie, David Young Americans 
480 Hawkins, Coleman Body & Soul (compilation) 
479 Nuggets: Orig. Artefacts Psychedelic Era Various Artists 
478 Gaye, Marvin Midnight Love 
477 Davis, Miles Milestones 
476 Newman, Randy Lonely at the Top (compilation) 
475 Costello, Elvis Blood & Chocolate 
474 World Party Goodbye Jumbo 
473 Fitzgerald, Ella George & Ira Gershwin Songbook 
472 Oliver! Original Film Soundtrack (1968) 
471 Bush Sixteen Stone 
470 Davis, Miles My Funny Valentine 
469 Little Feat Sailin' Shoes 
468 Newman, Randy Little Criminals 
467 Marley, Bob & the Wailers African Herbsman 
466 Smith, Will Big Willie Style 
465 Evans, Bill Waltz for Debby 
464 Pearl Jam Yield 
463 Gaye, Marvin Trouble Man 
462 Bush, Kate Kick Inside 
461 Sinatra, Frank Sinatra at the Sands 
460 Ellington, Duke At Newport (released 1957) 
459 Oasis Be Here Now 
458 REM Up 
457 Bon Jovi These Days 
456 Browne, Jackson I'm Alive 
455 Winwood, Steve Arc of a Diver 
454 Cooke, Sam Man and His Music (compilation) 
453 Cline, Patsy Showcase 
452 Band Music From Big Pink 
451 Charles, Ray Genius Hits the Road 
450 Eric B & Rakim Paid in Full 
449 Beach Boys Sunflower 
448 Mulligan, Gerry Meets Ben Webster 
447 Marley, Bob & the Wailers Rastaman Vibration 
446 Talking Heads Fear of Music 
445 Soul II Soul Club Classics Vol 1 
444 Nine Inch Nails Downward Spiral 
443 Browne, Jackson For Everyman 
442 Kiss Dressed to Kill 
441 Fall This Nation's Saving Grace 
440 Eurythmics Revenge 
439 Cooder, Ry & Various Artists Buena Vista Social Club 
438 Dylan, Bob Oh Mercy 
437 Blind Faith Blind Faith 
436 No Doubt Tragic Kingdom 
435 Fleetwood Mac Peter Green's... 
434 Hancock, Herbie Maiden Voyage 
433 Eurythmics Be Yourself Tonight 
432 Chic Risqué 
431 Morrison, Van Veedon Fleece 
430 Hardin, Tim II 
429 Pixies Bossanova 
428 Pink Floyd Saucerful of Secrets 
427 Stranglers No More Heroes 
426 Mingus, Charles Black Saint and the Sinner Lady 
425 Springsteen, Bruce Nebraska 
424 Hooker, John Lee Healer 
423 Gaye, Marvin I Want You 
422 Thompson, Richard & Linda Shoot Out the Lights 
421 Simon, Paul There Goes Rhymin' Simon 
420 INXS Kick 
419 Talk Talk Spirit of Eden 
418 Rolling Stones Rolling Stones 
417 Parker, Charlie Complete Savoy Sessions 
416 Pearl Jam Vs 
415 Beach Boys Smiley Smile 
414 A Tribe Called Quest Low End Theory 
413 Wonder, Stevie Fullfillingness' First Finale 
412 Earle, Steve Copperhead Road 
411 Basie, Count Atomic Mr Basie 
410 Young, Neil Zuma 
409 Metallica ...and Justice for All 
408 Creed My Own Prison 
407 Blue Nile A Walk Across the Rooftops 
406 Incredible String Band Hangman's Beautiful Daughter 
405 Rollins, Sonny Saxophone Colossus 
404 Monk, Thelonious Genius of Modern Music Vols 1 & 2 
403 Pretenders II 
402 Holly, Buddy Story 
401 Foo Fighters Foo Fighters 
400 Miller, Steve Band Fly Like an Eagle 
399 Davis, Miles Miles Smiles 
398 Police Reggatta da Blanc 
397 Snoop Doggy Dogg Doggystyle 
396 Talking Heads '77 
395 Harris, Emmylou Wrecking Ball 
394 Talking Heads Stop Making Sense 
393 John, Elton Tumbleweed Connection 
392 Coltrane, John My Favorite Things 
391 Mayall, John Blues Breakers with Eric Clapton 
390 Charles, Ray Genius of 
389 Simple Minds Once Upon a Time 
388 Van Halen 1984 
387 Rolling Stones Aftermath 
386 Teenage Fanclub Bandwagonesque 
385 Seal Seal (1991) 
384 Cars the Cars 
383 Marley, Bob & the Wailers Burnin' 
382 Reed, Lou Rock 'n' Roll Animal 
381 Jesus & Mary Chain Psychocandy 
380 Eurythmics Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This) 
379 Gray, Macy On How Life is 
378 Dylan, Bob Times They are a Changin' 
377 Eno, Brian Here Come the Warm Jets 
376 Grateful Dead Anthem of the Sun 
375 Police Outlandos D'Amour 
374 Waits, Tom Swordfishtrombones 
373 John, Elton Elton John 
372 Gomez Bring it on 
371 Grateful Dead Workingman's Dead 
370 Sting Dream of the Blue Turtles 
369 Traffic John Barleycorn Must Die 
368 Sinatra, Frank Swing Easy! 
367 Eurythmics Savage 
366 Amos, Tori Boys for Pele 
365 Bush, Kate the Dreaming 
364 Gaye, Marvin Let's Get it On 
363 Manic Street Preachers Generation Terrorists 
362 Allman Brothers At Fillmore East/Fillmore Concerts 
361 Led Zeppelin III 
360 Charles, Ray Genius + Soul = Jazz 
359 Sinatra, Frank In the Wee Small Hours 
358 Springsteen, Bruce Wild, the Innocent and the E Street Shuffle 
357 Jarrett, Keith Köln Concert 
356 Who Live at Leeds 
355 ZZ Top Eliminator 
354 Twain, Shania Come On Over 
353 Miller, Steve Band Sailor 
352 Franklin, Aretha I Never Loved a Man the Way I Love You 
351 Iron Maiden Number of the Beast 
350 Depeche Mode Music for the Masses 
349 Davis, Miles Birth of the Cool 
348 Black Sabbath Paranoid 
347 Bon Jovi Slippery When Wet 
346 ELO Out of the Blue 
345 Blue Nile Hats 
344 Notorious BIG Life After Death 
343 Zappa, Frank & the Mothers of Invention We're Only In it for the Money 
342 Stevens, Cat Tea for the Tillerman 
341 Michael, George Faith 
340 Madonna Erotica 
339 Coltrane, John Blue Trane 
338 Simon & Garfunkel Bookends 
337 Small Faces Ogden's Nut Gone Flake 
336 Cranberries Everybody Else is Doing it, So Why Can't We? 
335 Spiritualized Lazer Guided Melodies 
334 Beatles Magical Mystery Tour 
333 Nelson, Oliver Blues and the Abstract Truth 
332 Spirit Twelve Dreams of Dr Sardonicus 
331 Love Da Capo 
330 U2 Rattle & Hum 
329 Collins, Phil Face Value 
328 Springsteen, Bruce Tunnel of Love 
327 Martyn, John Grace & Danger 
326 Who Sell Out 
325 Jackson, Michael Dangerous 
324 Parsons, Gram Grievous Angel 
323 Bad Company Bad Company 
322 Wonder, Stevie Talking Book 
321 Costello, Elvis Imperial Bedroom 
320 NWA Straight Outta Compton 
319 Big Star Radio City 
318 Madonna Madonna 
317 Yes Yes Album 
316 Nirvana MTV Unplugged in New York 
315 Zappa, Frank & the Mothers of Invention Freak Out 
314 Reed, Lou Berlin 
313 Crow, Sheryl Tuesday Night Music Club 
312 Traffic Traffic (3rd Album) 
311 Live Throwing Copper 
310 Jewel Pieces of You 
309 Velvet Underground White Light/White Heat 
308 Sting Ten Summoners Tales 
307 Steely Dan Countdown to Ecstasy 
306 Drake, Nick Bryter Layter 
305 Pink Floyd Animals 
304 Guns 'n' Roses Use Your Illusion II 
303 Aerosmith Get a Grip 
302 Iggy & the Stooges Raw Power 
301 Radiohead Pablo Honey 
300 Rolling Stones Some Girls 
299 Waits, Tom Rain Dogs 
298 Costello, Elvis Get Happy!! 
297 Marley, Bob & the Wailers Natty Dread 
296 Tricky Maxinquaye 
295 Velvet Underground Loaded 
294 Supertramp Breakfast in America 
293 Davis, Miles Bitches Brew 
292 Steely Dan Pretzel Logic 
291 Smith, Patti Horses 
290 Byrds Fifth Dimension 
289 Verve A Northern Soul 
288 Fagen, Donald Nightfly 
287 Derek & the Dominos Layla & Other Assorted Love Songs 
286 Nine Inch Nails Pretty Hate Machine 
285 Marley, Bob & the Wailers Catch a Fire 
284 Jackson, Michael Bad 
283 Ellington, Duke Blanton Webster Years 
282 Rolling Stones Beggars Banquet 
281 Fairport Convention What We Did on Our Holidays 
280 Depeche Mode Violator 
279 Joy Division Closer 
278 Alice in Chains Dirt 
277 Nirvana In Utero 
276 Garbage Version 2.0 
275 Beatles With the... 
274 Prodigy Music for the Jilted Generation 
273 Chapman, Tracy Tracy Chapman 
272 Manic Street Preachers Holy Bible 
271 Blur Blur 
270 Jackson, Michael HIStory: Past, Present and Future Book 1 
269 Prodigy Fat of the Land 
268 Madonna Like a Virgin 
267 Byrds Mr Tambourine Man 
266 Costello, Elvis My Aim is True 
265 AC/DC Highway to Hell 
264 Costello, Elvis Armed Forces 
263 Journey Escape 
262 Velvet Underground Velvet Underground (3rd Album) 
261 Mingus, Charles Mingus Ah Um 
260 Def Leppard Pyromania 
259 Franklin, Aretha Lady Soul 
258 Simply Red Stars 
257 Soundgarden Superunknown 
256 Cure Kiss Me, Kiss Me, Kiss Me 
255 Pink Floyd Meddle 
254 Fairport Convention Liege & Lief 
253 Grease Original Film Soundtrack 
252 Pulp His 'n' Hers 
251 Jam All Mod Cons 
250 Placebo Placebo 
249 Joy Division Unknown Pleasures 
248 Brown, James Live at the Apollo Vol 1 
247 U2 Zooropa 
246 Joel, Billy the Stranger 
245 Saturday Night Fever Film Soundtrack 
244 Lennon, John Plastic Ono Band 
243 Phair, Liz Exile in Guyville 
242 Grateful Dead Live Dead 
241 Lang, kd Ingénue 
240 Young, Neil Rust Never Sleeps 
239 Beatles 1967-1970 (Blue Album) 
238 Doors LA Woman 
237 Pavement Crooked Rain, Crooked Rain 
236 Stewart, Rod Every Picture Tells a Story 
235 Jackson, Michael Off the Wall 
234 Marilyn Manson Mechanical Animals 
233 Kinks Something Else 
232 Ramones Ramones 
231 REM Fables of the Reconstruction 
230 Beach Boys Surf's Up 
229 Byrds Sweetheart of the Rodeo 
228 Taylor, James Sweet Baby James 
227 Talking Heads Remain in Light 
226 Rage Against the Machine Rage Against the Machine 
225 Jane's Addiction Nothing's Shocking 
224 2Pac All Eyez on Me 
223 Morrissey Viva Hate 
222 Orb Adventures Beyond the Ultraworld 
221 Eurythmics Touch 
220 Suede Suede 
219 Dire Straits Brothers in Arms 
218 Cocteau Twins Heaven or Las Vegas 
217 Mitchell, Joni Hissing of Summer Lawns 
216 Pulp Different Class 
215 Roxy Music Roxy Music 
214 Bowie, David Station to Station 
213 Verve Urban Hymns 
212 REM Murmur 
211 Massive Attack Protection 
210 West Side Story Original Film Soundtrack (1952) 
209 Underworld Dubnobasswithmyheadman 
208 DJ Shadow Endtroducing 
207 Steely Dan Can't Buy a Thrill 
206 REM Reckoning 
205 Doors Strange Days 
204 Beatles For Sale 
203 Dylan, Bob John Wesley Harding 
202 Santana Abraxas 
201 Madonna Ray of Light 
200 McLachlan, Sarah Fumbling Towards Ecstasy 
199 Manic Street Preachers Everything Must Go 
198 Green Day Dookie 
197 Byrds Younger Than Yesterday 
196 Beastie Boys Check Your Head 
195 Young, Neil On the Beach 
194 Clash Sandanista! 
193 King Crimson In the Court of the Crimson King 
192 Smiths Hatful of Hollow 
191 Boston Boston 
190 Sinatra, Frank September of my Years 
189 Dylan, Bob Bringing it all Back Home 
188 Big Star # 1 Record 
187 Roxy Music Avalon 
186 REM New Adventures in Hi Fi 
185 Bowie, David Heroes 
184 Fleetwood Mac Fleetwood Mac (1975) 
183 Cure Pornography 
182 Cream Disraeli Gears 
181 Jam Setting Sons 
180 Clash Clash 
179 Marley, Bob & the Wailers Live! 
178 Clark, Gene No Other 
177 Aerosmith Toys in the Attic 
176 Chemical Brothers Dig Your Own Hole 
175 Reed, Lou New York 
174 Jefferson Airplane Surrealistic Pillow 
173 John, Elton Captain Fantastic and the Brown Dirt Cowboy 
172 Captain Beefheart & his Magic Band Safe as Milk 
171 Springfield, Dusty Dusty in Memphis 
170 Prefab Sprout Steve McQueen 
169 Texas White on Blonde 
168 Pixies Surfer Rosa 
167 Suede Dog Man Star 
166 Deep Purple Machine Head 
165 Buffalo Springfield Again 
164 Offspring Americana 
163 Pink Floyd Piper at the Gates of Dawn 
162 REM Life's Rich Pageant 
161 Dead Kennedys Fresh Fruit for Rotting Vegetables 
160 Springsteen, Bruce Born in the USA 
159 ABC Lexicon of Love 
158 Byrds Notorious Byrd Brothers 
157 Beatles 1962-1966 (Red Album) 
156 Crosby, David If Only I Could Remember my Name 
155 Davis, Miles Sketches of Spain 
154 Who Quadrophenia 
153 Davis, Miles In a Silent Way 
152 Costello, Elvis This Year's Model 
151 Prince Parade 
150 Michael, George Older 
149 Cohen, Leonard Songs of 
148 Mitchell, Joni For the Roses 
147 Hendrix, Jimi Axis: Bold as Love 
146 Bowie, David Aladdin Sane 
145 Wu Tang Clan Enter the Wu Tang (36 Chambers) 
144 Pogues Rum, Sodomy and the Lash 
143 Wonder, Stevie Innervisions 
142 Red Hot Chili Peppers Blood Sugar Sex Magik 
141 Kinks Are the Village Green Preservation Society 
140 Pavement Slanted and Enchanted 
139 REM Green 
138 De la Soul 3 Feet High and Rising 
137 Guns 'n' Roses Appetite for Destruction 
136 Dr Dre Chronic 
135 Primal Scream Screamadelica 
134 Smiths Meat is Murder 
133 Dylan, Bob Another Side of 
132 Stooges Fun House 
131 Drake, Nick Pink Moon 
130 Yes Close to the Edge 
129 Stills, Stephen Stephen Stills 
128 Lennon, John Imagine 
127 Dylan, Bob Freewheelin' 
126 Captain Beefheart & his Magic Band Clear Spot 
125 Sinatra, Frank Sings for Only the Lonely 
124 Young, Neil Everybody Knows This is Nowhere 
123 Zappa, Frank Hot Rats 
122 U2 War 
121 Meat Loaf Bat Out of Hell 
120 Madonna Like a Prayer 
119 Beatles Help! 
118 Steely Dan Aja 
117 Led Zeppelin Houses of the Holy 
116 Mitchell, Joni Court and Spark 
115 Abba Gold: Greatest Hits 
114 Pixies Doolittle 
113 John, Elton Don't Shoot Me, I'm Only the Piano Player 
112 Garbage Garbage 
111 Led Zeppelin Physical Graffiti 
110 Counting Crows August and Everything 
109 Smashing Pumpkins Siamese Dream 
108 Def Leppard Hysteria 
107 AC/DC Back in Black 
106 Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young Déjà vu 
105 Metallica Master of Puppets 
104 Van Halen Van Halen 
103 Grateful Dead American Beauty 
102 Oldfield, Mike Tubular Bells 
101 Beastie Boys Paul's Boutique 
100 Sinatra, Frank Songs for Swingin' Lovers 
99 Buckley, Jeff Grace 
98 Moby Grape Moby Grape 
97 Beastie Boys Licensed to Ill 
96 Queen A Night at the Opera 
95 Blur Parklife 
94 Cure Disintegration 
93 Young, Neil Harvest 
92 Public Enemy It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold us Back 
91 Police Synchronicity 
90 Redding, Otis Otis Blue 
89 Wonder, Stevie Songs in the Key of Life 
88 Metallica Metallica (Black Album) 
87 Bush, Kate Hounds of Love 
86 John, Elton Goodbye Yellow Brick Road 
85 Coltrane, John A Love Supreme 
84 Rolling Stones Sticky Fingers 
83 Crosby, Stills & Nash Crosby, Stills & Nash 
82 Gabriel, Peter So 
81 Led Zeppelin II 
80 Crowded House Woodface 
79 Morrison, Van Moondance 
78 Corrs Talk on Corners 
77 Björk Debut 
76 Smashing Pumpkins Mellon Collie & the Infinite Sadness 
75 Travis Man Who 
74 King, Carole Tapestry 
73 Amos, Tori Little Earthquakes 
72 Prince Purple Rain 
71 Morrison, Van St Dominic's Preview 
70 Pearl Jam Ten 
69 Stereophonics Performance and Cocktails 
68 Air Moon Safari 
67 Eagles Hotel California 
66 Simon & Garfunkel Bridge Over Troubled Water 
65 My Bloody Valentine Loveless 
64 Jackson, Michael Thriller 
63 Hendrix, Jimi Are You Experienced? 
62 Young, Neil After the Goldrush 
61 Led Zeppelin Led Zeppelin 
60 Marley, Bob & the Wailers Legend 
59 Leftfield Leftism 
58 Reed, Lou Transformer 
57 Blondie Parallel Lines 
56 Smiths Smiths 
55 Drake, Nick Five Leaves Left 
54 Beck Odelay 
53 Television Marquee Moon 
52 Who Tommy 
51 Morissette, Alanis Jagged Little Pill 
50 Captain Beefheart & his Magic Band Trout Mask Replica 
49 REM Out of Time 
48 Who Who's Next 
47 Bowie, David Low 
46 Doors Doors 
45 Band Band 
44 Oasis Definitely Maybe 
43 Simon, Paul Graceland 
42 Led Zeppelin (IV) 
41 Portishead Dummy 
40 Rolling Stones Let it Bleed 
39 Gaye, Marvin What's Going On 
38 Pink Floyd Wish You Were Here 
37 Clash London Calling 
36 U2 Achtung Baby 
35 Rolling Stones Exile on Main Street 
34 Beatles Rubber Soul 
33 Dylan, Bob Blonde on Blonde 
32 Hendrix, Jimi Electric Ladyland 
31 Fleetwood Mac Rumours 
30 Pink Floyd the Wall 
29 Sex Pistols Never Mind the Bollocks, Here's the... 
28 Massive Attack Blue Lines 
27 Bowie, David Rise & Fall of Ziggy Stardust & Spiders from Mars 
26 Dylan, Bob Highway 61 Revisited 
25 U2 Joshua Tree 
24 Mitchell, Joni Blue 
23 Bowie, David Hunky Dory 
22 Beatles A Hard Day's Night 
21 Oasis (What's the Story) Morning Glory 
20 Springsteen, Bruce Born to Run 
19 Prince Sign o' the Times 
18 Beach Boys Pet Sounds 
17 Nirvana Nevermind 
16 Morrison, Van Astral Weeks 
15 U2 Unforgettable Fire 
14 Davis, Miles Kind of Blue 
13 Velvet Underground Velvet Underground & Nico 
12 Stone Roses Stone Roses 
11 Love Forever Changes 
10 Smiths Queen is Dead 
9 Pink Floyd Dark Side of the Moon 
8 Beatles Abbey Road 
7 Dylan, Bob Blood on the Tracks 
6 REM Automatic for the People 
5 Beatles Beatles (White Album) 
4 Radiohead OK Computer 
3 Beatles Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band 
2 Radiohead the Bends 
1 Beatles Revolver

24 comments:

Anonymous said...

This list sucks!!!!!!! There is no Saga albums. put in worlds apart

Alan Heller said...

It's not my list - it's from a book that got thousands of people around the world to vote for the greatest albums.

I've never heard Saga but I see they that they don't have any albums in any of the major lists - they're not in the Top 1000, the 1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die, The Rolling Stone Top 500, or The Mojo Collection.

If it was my personal list there's quite a few albums I'd put in. And I doubt I'd keep Britney Spears in there either.

joesh said...

Well said Alan.

I think many people confuse 'the best' (or in this case The Top) and their favorite. Unfortunately, or maybe fortunately, the two are often not the same thing at all!

Mike Wilson said...

Hi Alan...I too have now trawled through both Colin Larkin's Top 1000 Albums and all of the 1001 Albums to hear before you die...Took me a while but I now own them all(Not downloads but original albums)..Have been in touch with Colin Larkin and he tells me that there is no immediate plan to release a follow up book as he now has nothing to do with Muse UK..Whats your best idea for a new collection to start on then ?

Alan Heller said...

Hi Mike, sounds like you've fared much better than I have. Any overall thoughts after your journey - did it broaden your musical horizons? I'd certainly welcome your feedback on any albums.

Regarding these album lists, my biggest bugbear is the 'fad' voting where new albums always seem to get boosted above older releases because they're fashionable at the time. As far as other collections go, a lot of them seem to stick to the same canon of artists, though the one that caught my eye recently was The Guardian's top 1000 - it looks like an interesting selection http://music.guardian.co.uk/1000albums

Anonymous said...

The list has many obvious absents, like Nico - Chelsea Girl, Morrissey - Vauxhall & I, Scott Walker - Scott 2, The Magnetic Fields - 69 Love Songs, etc. etc. And NOTHING by Dinosaur Jr!? Disgusting.

Alan Heller said...

Thanks for the comments Anonymous. Of course you understand that I didn't compile this list? Also I think you'll find most of the albums you mention are in the "1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die".

Anonymous said...

I'm not blaming you, I'm blaming the people who voted.

ifollwedagodamongus said...

yayayaah
i agree complety the people that voted have a very vague comprehension of "great" music

Anonymous said...

MJ's nearest albums in the 60's? i think not

Anonymous said...

This is worse than Rolling Stone's top 500.

Anonymous said...

The people that made this list rode the short bus 3 days a week

Anonymous said...

Suprised that the Notorious B.I.G. isn't higher than he is on this list.

bachukas said...

Where is LYNYRD SKYNYRD? :O

Ken said...

Great point of reference! Thank You!

Anonymous said...

Have you people actually heard Trout Mask Replica? It's utter crap. I bought it and it was a huge mistake. Some of the albums listed here are garbage but someone has deemed them to be important for one thing or another. Just because something breaks the mold it doesn't necessarily mean it's great or good music for that matter. Sometimes there's a whole lotta crap goin' on with trying to be different for the sake of being different. Don't let stupid critics highjack what is trully enjoyable music.
Critics tend to be devil's advocates. Most musicians do not agree with most critics. Beware!

Anonymous said...

dude its not Darkness at the Edge of Town ITS Darkness ON the Edge of Town

Alan Heller said...

Thanks - corrected now...

Anonymous said...

Most of this list is quite poorly constructed. Like most reputable lists, they tend to overplay the 'Beatles Myth'. Don't get me wrong, they probably are the greatest band of all time, but i just don't think that a list that categorises what is meant to be the greatest 1000 albums of all time should award the Beatles 4 of the top 10 places. Call me Judas but i don't even think Revolver is THAT good, definatley a weaker album than Peppers. I agree with the albums that have made the list completely, just not really on the placement of the top 20 or 25. For example i think the Doors debut album should be at the very least in the top 15 and What's Going On should be higher up to. This is just a personal preference but i don't think Radiohead are all they are made out to be. OK Computer and Bends are 10 ten worthy but not 2nd and 4th best albums in the history of music. One last point, i really don't see the point in including a best of album in this list. Its defeats the purpose of the list's intentions. But then most of these lists look like they're thrown together and only the top 15 or 20 are really ever thought out. Maybe i'm just being cynical.

Anonymous said...

One of the worst lists i've seen. Radiohead in top 3? Fucking plebs should stay away from music

ricky stephens said...

where the fuck is david bowie hunky dory
suede comming up should be higher than dog star man and suede moby play even 18 daft punk discovery and homework air talkie walkie no genesis? i know its only top 1000 but come on oh and wtf is KING CRIMSON - COURT OF THE CRIMSON KING lol oh and IORN MADIEN - NUMBER OF THE BEAST And SEX PISTOLS - NEVERMIND THE BOLLOCKS OK and where is NIRVANA - NEVERMIND? 277 Nirvana In Utero is better ? some of the song material is better but overall nevermind wins and bleach is better than nevermind then no way

Anonymous said...

nevermind is #17...iorn madien? You need to stop Ricky. Please.

Anonymous said...

This list does not include my favorite albums. Therefore, it is a terrible list and those who made it do not know shit about music.

Anonymous said...

I find it hard to believe that the top 5 albums were all Radiohead and the Beatles. I understand the Beatles being there because so many people consider them the best ever, but since when is Radiohead that high up? Also, this list does not have nearly enough metal albums. Only 1 Maiden album, 1 Priest album and 1 Sabbath album? That's criminally low.

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