The List So Far …


NOTE Albums by The Beatles are ineligible. Here’s why.

36 – Life, Love and Leaving, The Detroit Cobras.
37 – Who’s Next, The Who.
38 – Paranoid, Black Sabbath.
39 – Are You Experienced, The Jimi Hendrix Experience.
40 – Two Shoes, The Cat Empire.
41 – … And Out Come The Wolves, Rancid.
42 – Making Movies, Dire Straits.
43 – The Royal Scam, Steely Dan.
44 – Learning To Crawl, The Pretenders.
45 – Stay Positive, The Hold Steady.
46 – This Year’s Model, Elvis Costello and The Attractions.
47 – Fair Warning, Van Halen.
48 – Animals, Pink Floyd.
49 – Godspeed The Shazam, The Shazam.
50 – Axis: Bold as Love, The Jimi Hendrix Experience.
Intermission – Some Other Records That Might Have Made The List.
51 – If You Didn’t Laugh You’d Cry, Marah.
52 – Superunknown, Soundgarden.
53 – Riot Act, Pearl Jam.
54 – Rumours, Fleetwood Mac.
55 – The Decline and Fall of Heavenly, Heavenly.
56 – Blood & Chocolate, Elvis Costello and The Attractions.
57 – When I Was Born for the 7th Time, Cornershop.
58 – OK Computer, Radiohead.
59 – Led Zeppelin, Led Zeppelin.
60 – Z, My Morning Jacket.
61 – Songs For The Deaf, Queens of the Stone Age.
62 – Pretenders, The Pretenders.
63 – Turns Into Stone, The Stone Roses.
64 – Nevermind, Nirvana.
65 – Close to the Edge, Yes.
66 – Aja, Steely Dan.
67 – Skylarking, XTC.
68 – The Clash, The Clash.
69 – Jailbreak, Thin Lizzy.
70 – Imperial Bedroom, Elvis Costello and The Attractions.
71 – Purple Rain, Prince and the Revolution.
72 – Let It Be, The Replacements.
73 – Extraordinary Machine, Fiona Apple.
74 – Nothing’s Shocking, Jane’s Addiction.
75 – Astoria, The Shys.
76 – Band of Gypsys, Jimi Hendrix.
77 – Dirty, Sonic Youth.
78 – Good Old Boys, Randy Newman.
79 – Zenyatta Mondatta, The Police.
80 – Freedom, Neil Young.
81 – The Wall, Pink Floyd.
82 – The Joshua Tree, U2.
83 – News of the World, Queen.
84 – Moondance, Van Morrison.
85 – 90125, Yes.
86 – Made in USA, Pizzicato Five.
87 – Blunderbuss, Jack White.
88 – Dig Me Out, Sleater-Kinney.
89 – At Folsom Prison, Johnny Cash.
90 – Appetite for Destruction, Guns N’ Roses.
91 – Some Girls, The Rolling Stones.
92 – Fly By Night, Rush.
93 – Songs in the Attic, Billy Joel.
94 – New York Dolls, The New York Dolls.
95 – Sticky Fingers, The Rolling Stones.
96 – De Nova, The Redwalls.
97 – Empty Glass, Pete Townshend.
98 – Chutes Too Narrow, The Shins.
99 – Back in Black, AC/DC.
100 – Boys and Girls in America, The Hold Steady.


3 Responses to The List So Far …

  1. Bob

    It’s not fair for the rest of us readers and listeners for you to eliminate albums by the Beatles just because they’re your favorite band. So what if they’re your favorite band ? They are mine too, and the fact is that they recorded one masterpiece after another – yet, it remains interesting to rank them. And as far as ranking ‘Some Girls’ by the Stones above ‘Sticky Fingers’…c’mon ! ‘Some Girls’ is a very good Stones album, but
    ‘Sticky Fingers’ is not only one of the best Stones albums but one of the best rock albums period. As far as Billy Joel is concerned, I personally could not include anything by him in the list. Other places so far where I disagree: I was never a big Yes fan and when it came to prog-rock, I always thought that the albums by Emerson, Lake and Palmer were superior to anything that Yes released. I also could never understand the fascination people have with Guns & Roses. The best description I’ve ever read about Axl Rose’s voice was when a critic said that he sounded like Katherine Hepburn on acid ! LOL !

    • ERM

      Thanks for reading, Bob!!

      I appreciate you delving into the list. It makes me very happy.

      I’m not trying to list the best records ever – only my favorites!! There are many albums that aren’t very good that I really love – 90125, for example.

      Thanks for reading! Music is very important to me, and very personal. If you like my blog, please tell your friends!


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