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BestEverAlbums.com brings together over 40,000 charts and calculates an overall ranking of the best albums of all time. Minimal and melodic, the songs of ‘Trans-Europe Express’ tackle topics from stardom (‘Hall Of Mirrors’) and on the title track, “Iggy Pop and David Bowie”. 39. The Band, ‘The Band’ (1969) Capitol. Far and away the best album of rock’s Phase One, virtually every one of these 35 minutes brought a fresh revelation, featuring more stylistic and cultural innovation in its first ten minutes than most other bands achieve in their lifespan. Their seventh record is the one that saw Kraftwerk deliver their definitive text, and fire the starting gun of the synth pop revolution. Adele 1 21 Adele 2 The Sound Of Music Soundtrack 3 Thriller Michael Jackson 4 Fearless Taylor Swift 5 Born In The U.S.A. Bruce Springsteen 6 Having wrestled creative control of his career from Motown, Wonder was at the peak of his powers as both a performer and songwriter; his transition from child hitmaker to experimental adult artist was complete. What's Going On by Marvin Gaye. The top ranked albums in the Overall Chart are 1 - OK Computer by Radiohead, 2 - The Dark Side Of The Moon by Pink Floyd, 3 - Abbey Road by The Beatles, 4 - Revolver by The Beatles, 5 - Sgt. This 1967 album is widely regarded as one of the best, if not the very best, albums ever made — it even topped Rolling Stones list of the 500 greatest albums of all time . Since the first ... #100. Ecstatic suicides, carrot-flower kings and semen-stained mountaintops. ‘Funeral’ captured a broad, mature and considered philosophical spirit rarely found in popular music. In 2003, Rolling Stone asked a panel of 271 artists, producers, industry executives and journalists to pick the greatest albums of all time. Please be respectful when making a comment and adhere to our Community Guidelines. From the crunchy opener ‘Vertigo’ to the pure punk blast of ‘I Get Along’, the songs sound like they were pulled out of Pete Doherty and Carl Barât’s hearts and straight onto tape. We compiled the RIAA's data for the best-selling albums in U.S. history (measured in "certified units" sold), and it's fascinating to see some of the names that appear in the top 50 -- including a recent entry from Adele's "21.". 69. Patti Smith, ‘Horses’ (1975) Arista. Don Henley originally complained about the album as … 19. New Order – Substance. It’s also the sound of a punk band that knocked shoulders with the Ramones at New York’s legendary CBGB’s venue becoming massive global superstars. Are you sure you want to delete this comment? “Songs are like tattoos”, sings Joni Mitchell on the title track of her fourth album. Miles Davis, ‘Kind Of Blue’ (1959) Columbia. Listen to the album. There was a time when Radiohead just wrote brilliant tunes. The Rolling Stones, ‘Let It Bleed’ (1969) Decca. ‘Tapestry’ is the mother of the reflective records; so comforting, beautifully woven and wise, it would be easy but foolish to forget to thank it for its guidance. From the opening ‘Planet Telex’ through the blistering ‘My Iron Lung’, the neurotic ‘Just’ and the world-weary ‘Fake Plastic Trees’, ‘The Bends’ is the gateway Radiohead record. 81. The artwork designed by Julian Opie, for starters, is the... 2 28. GREATEST OF ALL TIME BILLBOARD 200 ALBUMS 21. Prince And The Revolution, ‘Purple Rain’ (1984) Warner Bros. BestEverAlbums.com brings together over 40,000 charts and calculates an overall ranking of the best albums of all time. The best music of all time.. Music reviews, ratings, news and more. Sitting midway between The Beatles’ fresh-faced beginnings and their druggier experimental indulgences, ‘Rubber Soul’ subtly shed the group’s old, squeaky clean skin on an exciting stepping stone to wilder innovations. Oasis, ‘(What’s The Story) Morning Glory?’ (1995) Creation. What is the greatest music album of all time? 83. 6. It was Carole King. Bob Dylan, ‘Blonde On Blonde’ (1966) Columbia. I was getting into punk and the owner of the store was like, ‘You’re trying to get into punk and you don’t know The Clash?’ So he bought the record for me. Wu-Tang Clam, ‘Enter The Wu-Tang (36 Chamblers)’ (1993) Loud. A more joyous, winsome listen than the downbeat ‘Let It Bleed’ from the get-go, ‘Brown Sugar’ collided Jagger’s libidinous swagger with the controversial story of a slave trade worker to a din of honky tonk pianos. The King of Pop reigns atop the all-time list of best-selling albums. 27. The Libertines ‘Up The Bracket’ (2002) Rough Trade. These are the 20 best-selling albums of all time: Nowadays, it is just the baptismal font of hipness. This chart consists of 50 entries and the top-ranked entry in this chart is Revolver by The Beatles. Eventually bordering on the divine, as well as something cracked and broken. - Best Ever Albums score: 2,591 - Best Ever Albums user rating: 79 - Rank in decade: #77 - Rank all-time: #735 - Year: 1968. The Stones’ dark high-point is so wrapped in mythology and cult enigma it’s as if the Devil himself was on the desk. Nirvana’s final album was Kurt Cobain’s response to the Seattle band becoming uncontrollably enormous after ‘Nevermind’. The entries will feature new interviews with the artists, producers and managers involved in the recording and the release of the album. But it’s on a harrowing tale of heroin abuse, the acoustic ‘The Needle And The Damage Done’, that we hear the real Young –raw and unflinchingly honest. Best albums of all time by Black artists. So I bought ‘Surfer Rosa’ because of that. What distinguishes it as the greatest ever made? ‘Horses’ roared with hunger. Tweet. Talking Heads, ‘Remain In Light’ (1980) Sire. 92. It’s also much more than that. He was a smooth lothario in a pop band who then went on to make an album about Vietnam and oppression. The King of Pop reigns atop the all-time list of best-selling albums. © 2017. Check out the best-selling albums of all time: 49. 5. There were moments of greatness throughout the subsequent six albums, but it all came to a head with The Dark Side Of The Moon. The Beatles, ‘The Beatles’ (1968)Apple. Hayden Thorpe, Wild Beasts: “It’s a real time-and-a-place album. The Clash, The Clash (1977) The Beatles Sgt. Nicky Wire: “That was the album when The Smiths really nailed it for me. 25. 68. Dark Side of the Moon by Pink Floyd. View reviews, ratings, news & more regarding your favorite band. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (1967) 2: 2. Pixies, ‘Surfer Rosa’ (1988) 4AD. It’s beautiful (the stirring ‘Alone Again, Or’), threatening (‘A House Is Not A Motel’), paranoid and, most of all, magnificent. Released: 1990 What makes it so great? On this follow-up their creativity peaked, full of powerful blasts of paranoid, drug-fuelled mayhem. 51. Bob Dylan, ‘Highway 61 Revisited’ (1965) Columbia. 75. Hole, ‘Live Through This’ (1994) City Slang. It was a masterstroke of lyrical poetry, a piece of work that will continue to live through the ages. Radiohead, ‘The Bends’ (1995) Parlophone. Everyone has differing opinions about which hip hop and rap albums should be ranked on top, and that's what this list is all about. Oasis’ debut album came from a background of grit and graft, lager-splashed hedonism and domestic battles far more troubling than any French festival guitar-smashing that would estrange the Gallagher brothers later in life. 16. The world's defining voice in music and pop culture since 1952. Nirvana, ‘In Utero’ (1993) DGC. Young admits to having a love/hate relationship this album – it’s huge sales gave him the freedom to do what he wanted, in spite of that he’s never been able to shake off the ‘country rocker’ mantle. Michael Jackson: Thriller. 99. Oh, and slash is a god Guns and roses is … PJ Harvey, ‘Let England Shake’ (2011) Island. 76. Exile on Main St. by the Rolling Stones. Everything was bigger, brighter and more resigned to the grave. There was a time when Radiohead listeners didn’t need to train their ear in order to appreciate their work. Kraftwerk, ‘The Man Machine’ (1978) EMI/Kling Klang/Capitol. Arctic Monkeys, ‘Whatever People Say I Am, That’s What I’m Not’ (2006) Domino. Follow Business Insider UK on Twitter. The most striking aspect of Public Enemy’s second LP is how it still sounds like the future. The 100 Greatest Albums of All Time A definitive ranking voted and debated by our editors, staff writers, and contributors Now credited with inventing post-rock, its hushed-tones cognoscenti-led reputation seems to grow every single year. REM, ‘Murmur’ (1983) IRS. Custom chart of the greatest albums of all-time, as voted by RYM users; include Live or archival releases. Thus began the most fruitful musical period in The Stones’ long history. Cee Lo Green: “Iggy Pop is the ultimate American icon, like the anti-working class hero, this drugged-up rebel kid with too much energy who’s thumbing his nose at the world. Are you sure you want to mark this comment as inappropriate? The most insightful comments on all subjects will be published daily in dedicated articles. Suede, ‘Suede’ (1993) Nude. 86. Radiohead, ‘In Rainbows’ (2007) Self released. In the run-up to the release of Blur’s second album Damon Albarn declared “If punk was about getting rid of hippies then I’m getting rid of grunge.” He may not have succeeded but ‘Modern Life’ did signal an exhilarating new chapter for British music in a period where America dominated. Dazzling. 'Lady Soul' by Aretha Franklin. Having Dave Grohl on drums helped, but ‘Songs For The Deaf’ is all about Josh Homme working his mojo on hip-shaking wonders ‘No One Knows’ and ‘Go With The Flow’. Bruce Springsteen -- "Bruce Springsteen & E Street Band Live 1975-'85", 35. Janelle Monáe: “She was speaking from so many angles – she tied in love, she tied in her love for hip-hop, and it was the first time I saw a black woman who was absolutely cheering to listen to, putting an album together that was a classic, and that every young girl should listen to.”. LCD SOUNDSYSTEM, Sound Of Silver (2007)Capitol. The 28 greatest Best Of albums 1 The Malian artist made his best album at the age of 53, his playing and duets with female singers conveying a sense of spontaneity that belied his deep craft. 22. A startling expression of human existence, bringing form to chaos and raising the bar. The Beach Boys, ‘Pet Sounds’ (1966) Capitol. 15. It’s the one unbroken link that takes you from Richard Hell to The Ramones to Joy Division to The Jesus & Mary Chain to OMD to Pulp to The Strokes to whatever’s happening a week next Tuesday. I reckon I’d have been about 11, so I never realised it was a seminal record or anything. This list ranks what are, in my opinion, the 100 greatest rock albums ever made. 29. The catalyst for her then rapidly increasing fame, and therefore increasing media scrutiny, ‘Back To Black’ ensured Winehouse’s legacy would be more than just unpalatable column inches. REM’s creative pinnacle was a delectably mournful affair approaching the ennui of loss and aging with a comforting hand. The best music of all time.. Music reviews, ratings, news and more. There’s this strange dilemma going on in that some of the songs are frankly quite horrible. Radiohead, ‘OK Computer’ (1997) Parlophone. Playful and seductive. Love’s third and best album replaced garage rock snarl with baroque strings and acoustic guitars, but the resulting sweetness did little to mask the air of menace within. Joy Division produced a record that perversely thrived because of the weight of its own burden, a record that writhed with an all-encompassing internal atmosphere that would go on to influence artists to this day. On one level it’s a brilliant pop record, full of songs custom-built for the indie disco. by Childish Gambino. Matchbox Twenty -- "Yourself or Someone Like You", Read our full mailing list consent terms here, 47. Green Day, ‘Dookie’ (1994) Reprise. Radiohead’s ‘OK Computer’ crystallized in song a specific mood, in this case the fragile pre-millennial atmosphere of late 90s Britain with lyrics about yuppie culture, political malaise, paranoia and emotional isolation. Bruce Springsteen, ‘Born To Run’ (1975) CBS. Want to bookmark your favourite articles and stories to read or reference later? The existing Open Comments threads will continue to exist for those who do not subscribe to Independent Premium. More than thirty years on, there’s still something unknowable and otherworldly about it. Shedding the distortion of their debut, ‘Live Through This’ ventured into unexpectedly gentle territory with acoustic track ‘Softer, Softest’. Finally, here is a much-needed list of argument-starting top 100 seminal and influential albums of all time. 91. It revolutionised rock music in the late-80s and transformed Guns N’ Roses into superstars, its success all the more amazing given the chaos in which it was created. A scrawny girl from New Jersey with a truckers’ accent, Patti Smith was a punk poet like no other. Screeching and visceral, raw with fury and full of desire, it’s chaotic poetry. Van Morrison sounds possessed and driven, his voice another Celtic-soul instrument, as the multiplicity of supporting players cajole their instruments to speak in tongues. Before ‘Get Lucky’ there was this: a house masterpiece that became to dance music what Romeo and Juliet is to tragic love stories. Nas, ‘Illmatic’ (1994) Columbia. Whitney Houston -- "The Bodyguard" (Soundtrack), 15. It may have inspired legions of rubbish EDM imitators, but classics like ‘One More Time’, ‘Digital Love’ and ‘Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger’ make ‘Discovery’ the real deal. Click through to see the 100 best rock albums of all time, according to the critics. Adele 1 21 Adele 2 The Sound Of Music Soundtrack 3 Thriller Michael Jackson 4 Fearless Taylor Swift … Independent Premium Comments can be posted by members of our membership scheme, Independent Premium. The Clash managed to transcend all kinds of music.”. The 25 Best-Selling Albums of All Time 1. 1 The Velvet Underground and Nico The Velvet Underground and Nico (1967). As voted for by a panel of judges including Artists, Critics & DJ's from around the world. Young was in his mid 20s, but wrote and sang like a man who’d already seen too much. REM, ‘Automatic For The People’ (1992) Warner Bros. 100. Guns N' Roses -- "Appetite for Destruction", 10. GREATEST OF ALL TIME BILLBOARD 200 ALBUMS 21. ‘Ziggy Stardust…’ demands to be engaged with from start to finish. 42. Blood on the Tracks by Bob Dylan. This chart consists of 50 entries and the top-ranked entry in this chart is Revolver by The Beatles. Albert Hammond Jnr: ”That was just the set list we had been playing, it was underneath our fingers and the feeling was one of extreme excitement. Just over a year after its release the band was over – the closing suite of merged songs dominating side two was a fittingly staggering swansong for this most peerless of bands. 33. The Libertines’ debut sounds lapel-grabbingly urgent rather than lo-fi and unfinished. The seven-minute ‘Champagne Supernova’ hinted at the cocaine sprawls of ‘Be Here Now’, but nonetheless trapped the early-Oasis lightning in a Bolly bottle. ‘Raw Power’ is probably the best Stooges album, because it’s so loud. 9. 74. The list of albums and figures mentioned below have been compiled from various sources around the web, such as Business Insider, Mental Floss & Paste Magazine. The Malian artist made his best album at the age of 53, his playing and duets with female singers conveying a sense of spontaneity that belied his deep craft. 50. 1: 1. The White Stripes, ‘De Stijl’ (2000) Sympathy For The Record Industry. 12. Solidifying his status as the greatest songwriter of the 20th century™, it kicked off with the monumental ‘Like A Rolling Stone’ and ended with him harking back to his acoustic roots with the epic ‘Desolation Row’. David Bowie, ‘The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From Mars’ (1972) RCA. 500 Greatest Albums List (2003) Rolling Stone’s original list of the 500 Greatest Albums of All Time was originally published in 2003 (with a slight update in 2012). It is one of those select few albums which seem to transcend its influences, working them into something singular and new. Hootie & The Blowfish -- "Cracked Rear View", 17. 36. 54. Epic in every sense of the word, ‘Daydream Nation’ was hailed as a work of undiluted genius upon its release, age has not withered it a jot. ‘Will You Love Me Tomorrow’ might have initially been performed by The Shirelles, but it was the brainchild of one Carole King. Eagles -- "Their Greatest Hits (1971-1975)", • How much the best paid workers in 20 professions earn• Seven outdated men’s style ‘rules’ that you can now ignore• 16 skills that are hard to learn but will pay off forever. Read the original article on Business Insider UK. It refined what was possible in rock, showcasing new sounds, new ideas, and a host of phenomenal songs. 90. At first glance it read like a particularly morbid edition of Noel Fielding’s Luxury Comedy, but ‘Aeroplane…’ crystallizes the no-fi psych-folk ethos of the Elephant 6 collective that Mangum emerged from. The Best Pop Albums of All Time. It allows our most engaged readers to debate the big issues, share their own experiences, discuss real-world solutions, and more. Rumours by Fleetwood Mac. 62. Rolling Stone's list of the 500 Greatest Albums of All Time was originally published in 2003, with a slight update in 2012. Our journalists will try to respond by joining the threads when they can to create a true meeting of independent Premium. ‘Robots’. And, of course, it featured one of the greatest album covers of all time… 18. The list is based on the albums' influence on music to come, quality of the music and lyrics, originality, and importance. There have been plenty list available that rank the top 100 greatest albums of all time. Blur, ‘Parklife’ (1994) Food. Since that point, the lead has only widened. 96. As voted for by a panel of judges including Artists, Critics & DJ's from around the world. Over the years, it's been the most widely read — and argued over — feature in the history of the magazine (last year, the RS 500 got over 63 million views on the site). Considered the ultimate achievement of recorded music at the time, the gleam has dulled on ‘Pepper’s…’ medals over time, its psychedelic visuals and flower power sentiments turned corny at the edges. The merits of Radiohead’s pay-what-you-thinkit’s-worth release plan are still being debated now, but what’s not is the quality of the music, unquestionably Radiohead’s finest, most coherent record since ‘OK Computer’ – in fact, many fans now hold it in higher esteem. Parlophone. Kenny Rogers -- "Kenny Rogers' Greatest Hits", 39. REM at their most balletic. 85. 73 Clipse In 1994 anti-government concept albums and Broadway musicals seemed a long way off for Green Day, but they did manage to release the definitive punk-pop album of the decade. Freddie Cowan, The Vaccines: “When I was growing up I used to like skate videos and there was this one where they used ‘Where Is My Mind?’ and it just got me. 32. Kate Bush ‘Hounds Of Love’ (1985) EMI. It’s an album that teeters between rage (‘Southern Man’), resignation (‘Birds’) and resolve (‘Don’t Let It Bring You Down’), yet its weary mood never tires, instead creating a sense of warm euphoria. 78. Neutral Milk Hotel, ‘In The Aeroplane Over The Sea’ (1998) Merge/Domino. Love, ‘Forever Changes’ (1967) Elektra. It’s hard to make a list of the top vinyl albums of all time without including “Sgt. From George Harrison’s crying riff on ‘Something’ to the deliriously uplifting ‘Here Comes The Sun’, The Beatles’ 11th album still sounds compelling. There would be no American music as we know it without the contributions of Black artists. 26. A move that would send dank Teutonic chills down the spines of those soon to form new wave pioneers Talking Heads and Joy Division. The lyrics on the song Time are incredible. He made the mundane seem epic. It's so consistent though, and the timing and order of which the songs are in is perfect. The Best Pop Albums of All Time. But don’t let Partridge fool you. The 100 Greatest Albums of All Time A definitive ranking voted and debated by our editors, staff writers, and contributors . I felt like it would succeed to the point where we would be able to make another record. The loose, narcotic roll of chateau Nellcote’s sweltering cellar infected ‘Exile…’ and gave it its arcane, subterranean voodoo; the double set splurge of an assured band at its peak, coasting on a creative high. search results for this author. 36. What makes this list different is that it compiles and aggregates data from other best of lists, including both critics lists such as Rolling Stone’s 500 Greatest Albums books and fan polls such as Q magazine’s 100 Greatest Albums Ever poll. A record that followed the surprise gloomy shades of 1968’s ‘Beggars Banquet’ with even stormier hues, ‘Let it Bleed’ was to be the Swinging Sixties’ sinister swan song – an album that, beneath its bristling bass lines, bluesy licks of guitar and clatter of drums, lamented the crumbling of a counterculture uprising. Britney Spears -- "...Baby One More Time", 28. Blur, ‘Modern Life Is Rubbish’ (1993) Food. David Bowie, Low (1977) RCA. Prince was big before ‘Purple Rain’, but his sixth studio album (and soundtrack to the film of the same name) made him massive by mixing first-rate songwriting with his dazzling ability to master genres from funk to hard rock to psychedelic pop. Noisier than punk, funk only in the most technical sense and with Chuck’s righteous sloganeering spliced between Flavor’s manic cackles and declamations, it redefined the possibilities for rap, rock, soul and beyond. Bob Dylan’s infamous acolytes really came into their own in 1969 when they cemented their invention of country-rock, predated lo-fi by three decades, and introduced a rustic, ironically reactionary take on Southern mores that would later fire many an imagination. Rapturous rock n’ roll. 95. Money is an upbeat song with an incredible saxophone/guitar solo in the middle. Eight flawless tracks make up Springsteen’s triumphant third album. Experimenting with stream-of-consciousness writing, inspired by American baptist preachers. The garage rock sound that made follow-up album ‘White Blood Cells’ famous was absent on ‘De Stijl’, which instead operated as a giant leap forward from the band’s self-titled debut, an opportunity for Jack to prove he plays the blues better than anyone since Jimmy Page. Simon & Garfunkel -- "Simon & Garfunkel's Greatest Hits", 31. Pink Floyd -- "Dark Side of the Moon", 24. The cult success of this sole album released by Tim Buckley’s son during his short life is intrinsically linked to his mysterious premature death. Daft Punk, ‘Discovery’ (2001) Virgin. The Beatles, ‘Sgt. Forget the glitter, the Spiders, the weird eyes, it was Bowie’s incredible song-writing gifts on ‘Hunky Dory’ that convinced us he was beamed from the stars. 60. My Bloody Valentine, ‘Loveless’ (1991) Creation. 24. As the Purple One himself might put it, it’s close 2 genius. Roxy Music, ‘For Your Pleasure’ (1973) Island. The underlying thing that tied it all together was their commitment. Jason Lytle: “They’re a great band so it’s really hard to pick out any one of their records because they’re all great, but this one is terrific. The 500 Greatest Albums Of All Time: 100-1 100 The Smiths, ‘Hatful Of Hollow’ 100. 89. Alanis Morisette -- "Jagged Little Pill", 16. As appeared in The Guardian - UK daily broadsheet newspaper, on September 19th 1997. Capturing Kanye as his ego went supernova, the whole album is layered thick with bold megalomaniac statements, but ‘My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy’ is not just West’s most accomplished and well rounded album to date but also the perfect balance between his pop brilliance and boundary pushing tendencies. Massive Attack, ‘Blue Lines’ (1991) Virgin. Morrissey and Marr compliment each other perfectly. 1.The Smiths, The Queen Is Dead (1986). Emerging from a period of druggy reclusiveness and readings into occultism, Grail myths and the Third Reich, the triple-whammy of glam, funk and futurism would hold equal sway over Bowie’s Thin White Duke album. Hot on the heels of two of the greatest albums ever made, this sprawling double-LP confirmed Dylan’s status as his generation’s superlative songsmith. Amy Winehouse, ‘Back To Black’ (2006) Island. Alan Partridge’s favourite album of all time is ‘Best of the Beatles’, which suggests you can’t really go wrong with a greatest hits collection. The album was voted number two on our rebooted 500 Greatest Albums of All Time list, the spot it held in 2003. The lists presented were compiled based on votes from selected rock musicians, critics, and industry figures, and predominantly feature British and American music from the 1960s and 1970s. But rather than wallowing in it all, they soared above the squalor. No sales figures can convey the gut-punch excitement of ‘I Bet You Look Good On The Dancefloor’. 67. What are the best hip hop albums of all time? Greatest debut album of all time and it contains at least 3 songs which belong on a list of the top 10 rock songs of all time. I went back and gave him the money because I was like, ‘This is awesome’”. "The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time" is the title of a 2003 special issue of American magazine Rolling Stone, and a related book published in 2005. Pulp, Different Class (1995) Island. Depending on who you believe, either a monument to the pretension of a pop band overreaching itself, or a beguiling if flawed experiment that reveals itself in a thousand lush layers. One of the greatest debut albums of all time, Hendrix announced his arrival on the scene with this record, which showcased his songwriting ability, virtuoso guitar skills and his not inconsiderable vocal skills - about which Hendrix was famously shy. Jagger puts himself in Beelzebub’s shoes on the simply staggering album opener ‘Sympathy For The Devil’, blazing a trail through history while Richards comes on like the soundtrack to the apocalypse. Taking in dub, soul, breakbeat and reggae, the trio forged a new type of electronica. 56. To follow through on that sort of transformation so convincingly is just amazing.”. The Top 50 Albums of All Time is a chart from Sound & Vision Magazine, created in 2010. Everything about it was epic; the ambition, the scope, the dynamics. 52. Nirvana, ‘Nevermind’ (1991) Geffen. Today the likes of ‘Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds’ and ‘A Day In The Life’ endure for their melodic brilliance. The first list was published in a special issue of the magazine in 2003 and a related book in 2005. All Items ; Items I Want ; Purchases ; Cart ; Record Store Day ; Sell Music. The Rolling Stones, Exile On Main St.(1972) Rolling Stones. #98. 87. I fast-forward that bit, “Monday and Tuesday, Wednesday…”. Live At The Regal is widely considered one of 100 greatest blues albums of all time and purportedly had a profound influence on British guitarists Eric Clapton and Mark Knopfler. Much commotion was made this week by The Eagles’ greatest hits compilation overtaking Michael Jackson’s Thriller as the best-selling album of all time. The 100 Greatest Albums of All Time. ‘Sound Of Silver’ is humanism made to sound superhuman. Not everything here works, but when it does – the ramshackle, last-take-of-20 ‘Stuck Inside Of Mobile…’; the mesmeric, magical, magnificent ‘Visions Of Johanna’ – it’s incomparable. It’s been mastered very high in the mix, so it leaps out of the speakers at you.”. David Bowie, Station To Station (1976) RCA. 53. Songs such as ‘Reel Around The Fountain’ and debut single ‘Hand In Glove’ shine through the slightly tinny production (hey, it was the ’80s), setting the first marker of a generation-defining career. 41.Sonic Youth ‘Daydream Nation’ (1988) Enigma. His fifth album caused shockwaves that were to be felt long after it’s 1965 release, with rowdy tracks like ‘Subterranean Homesick Blues’ and ‘Maggie’s Farm’ a major influence on the folk-rock scene that exploded for the rest of the decade. Manic Street Preachers, ‘The Holy Bible’ (1994) Epic. Seamlessly gelling the coldness of machines with the hot thrum of rock’n’roll, James Murphy’s finest hour finds him squealing and wailing like a crazed party animal given access to the control room of electronic music. The Beatles -- "The Beatles 1967-1970", 11. It is a state-of-the-nation address which seems impervious to the passage of years. The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time" is a recurring music ranking of the finest albums in history as compiled by the American magazine Rolling Stone. Please continue to respect all commenters and create constructive debates. ‘The Model’. ‘Metropolis’. 'Awaken, My Love!' Slacker pop, psychedelia, new wave, dance: ‘Revolver’ is the fountainhead, and we’re still drinking deep. The Top 50 Albums of All Time is a chart from Sound & Vision Magazine, created in 2010. 38. Any song that lists the days of the week pisses me off.”. The Guardian 100 Best Albums Ever By sound.and.vision updated about 1 month ago. Eschewing the trends of commercial rap in the early 90s, Nas and DJ Premier combined minimalist production with funk, soul and jazz samples to create an album against which any future rap release would be judged. 31. The Beatles, ‘Rubber Soul’ (1965) Parlophone. The Velvet Underground & Nico, The Velvet Underground & Nico (1967) Verve. 100 Greatest Albums of All Time . 34. It's a reflection on the tragedies of life and human insanity. Bob Dylan, ‘Bringing It All Back Home’ (1965) Columbia. 88. Blondie, ‘Parallel Lines’ (1978) Chrysallis. 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