My 100 Favorite Albums List

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

1 – London Calling, The Clash.
2 – The Stone Roses, The Stone Roses.
3 – More Fun in the New World, X.
4 – Let Me Come Over, Buffalo Tom.
5 – Oranges and Lemons, XTC.
6 – Pleased to Meet Me, The Replacements.
7 – Reckoning, R.E.M.
8 – Rust Never Sleeps, Neil Young and Crazy Horse.
9 – Countdown to Ecstasy, Steely Dan.
10 – The Bends, Radiohead.
11 – Damn the Torpedoes, Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers.
12 – Give the People What They Want, The Kinks.
13 – American Idiot, Green Day.
14 – You Gotta Sin to Get Saved, Maria McKee.
15 – Exile on Main St., The Rolling Stones.
16 – Car Wheels on a Gravel Road, Lucinda Williams.
17 – Flood, The April Skies.
18 – Get Happy!!, Elvis Costello and The Attractions.
19 – Hey, Babe, Juliana Hatfield.
20 – Ghost in the Machine, The Police.
21 – War, U2.
22 – Tim, The Replacements.
23 – We Love the City, Hefner.
24 – Houses of the Holy, Led Zeppelin.
25 – The Fine Art of Surfacing, The Boomtown Rats.
26 – The Dark Side of the Moon, Pink Floyd.
27 – Van Halen, Van Halen.
28 – Star, Belly.
29 – Automatic For The People, R.E.M.
30 – Doolittle, The Pixies.
31 – Moving Pictures, Rush.
32 – Girlfriend, Matthew Sweet.
33 – Sign O’ the Times, Prince.
34 – The Cars, The Cars.
35 – Bee Thousand, Guided By Voices.
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.

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