What are YOUR top 10 albums of ALL TIME (any genre)

yeah, that’s right. another list thread. sorry @theShipment !

please contribute in a positive, non snarky way. there are no right or wrongs here. just beautiful, beautiful music

in no order (other than Revolver being top of the block)

The Beatles - Revolver
Van Morrsion - Astral Weeks
David Bowie - Low
Stevie Wonder - Innervisions
The Rolling Stones - Exile on Main Street
Marvin Gaye - What’s Goin’ On
Joh Coltrane - A Love Supreme
Radiohead - Kid A
The Beach Boys - Pet Sounds
Bob Dylan - Highway 61 Revisited

look forward to your thoughts, guyzzzzzzzzz


  1. The Beach Boys - Surf’s Up
  2. Iggy and The Stooges - Raw Power
  3. Sonic Youth - Goo
  4. Public Enemy - It Takes A Nation Of Millions To Hold Us Back
  5. Faith No More - Angel Dust
  6. Carole King - Tapestry
  7. The Rolling Stones - Some Girls
  8. Afghan Whigs - Gentlemen
  9. At The Drive-In - Relationship Of Command
  10. Manic Street Preachers - Holy Bible
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Fortunately someone sent round a Facebook thing on this subject recently so I have this information really to hand - here’s what I arbitrarily decided then:

The Jesus & Mary Chain - Honey’s Dead
Public Enemy - Fear Of A Black Planet
PJ Harvey - Is This Desire?
The KLF - Chill Out
Carter USM - 101 Damnations
Kraftwerk - The Man Machine
Tim Ten Yen - Everything Beautiful Reminds Me Of You
The Cure - Disintegration
Curve - Doppelganger
DJ Shadow - Entroducing

(No order…)

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Still sticking with this, pretty much.


(Top 10: Ok Computer, Blue Album, Lift Yr Skinny Fists, White Pony, Spiderland, Shape of Punk to Come, Devil & God, Pinkerton, Lost Riots, Mellon Collie)

wow! I’m listening to this album right now, man. unbelievable!

solid as fuck album, but badly let down by that Student Demonstration Time, which is fucking rubbish, imo


poor Mike Love :wink:

gotta love the fact he named an album ‘Mike Love Not War’


hmmm tough and will probably change next week:

Bob Dylan - Blood on The tracks (always number 1 record forever)
Bob Dylan - Highawy 61
Pet Shop Boys - actually
The Rapture - echoes
Rory Gallagher - Deuce

there’s 5, i’ll get back to you with the rest

The Cure - Disintegration
New Order - Technique
Galaxie 500 - On Fire
Happy Mondays - Bummed
Shack - Here’s Tom With the Weather
The Go-Betweens - 16 Lovers Lane
Tindersticks - Simple Pleasure
Soft Cell - This Last Night in Sodom
Sigur Ros - Agaetys Byrjun
Suede - Dog Man Star


Go on then. Dunno if these are my favourite 10 ever, bit hard to say innit. They’re definitely all time album dogs though. Could live happily on a desert island with 'em.

In no particular order:
Mogwai - Come On Die Young
The Clientele - The Violet Hour
Sonic Youth - Washing Machine
Belle and Sebastian - If You’re Feeling Sinister
Boards of Canada - Music Has the Right to Children
Stars of the Lid - And Their Refinement of the Decline
Prefab Sprout - Steve McQueen
Lloyd Cole and the Commotions - Rattlesnakes
Flaming Lips - Clouds Taste Metallic
The Orb - Adventures Beyond the Ultraworld

Feel Flows is one of their best ever.

Student Demo Time makes me laugh the way it starts off kind of in the revolutionary spirit, then by the end it’s recommending not to protest because it might be dangerous. Also “Now you’ve earned a new degree/ The bachelor of bullets”. Lameness is just part of the Beach Boys makeup.


The Wrens - The Meadowlands

65daysofstatic - The Fall of Math

Nas - Illmatic

Kendrick Lamar - To Pimp a Butterfly

Brand New - The Devil and God Are Raging Inside Me

Kanye West - My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy

Electric President - S/T

Mos Def- The Ecstatic

The Rural Alberta Advantage - Hometowns

D’Angelo - Voodoo

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Thinking in a desert island kind of way…

Joe Strummer and The Mescaleros - Global A-Go-Go
Frank Zappa - Hot Rats
White Denim - D
Joanna Newsom - Milk-Eyed Mender
Joe Henderson - The Elements
Owiny Sigoma Band - Nyanza
Bob Dylan - Highway 61 Revisited
Smashing Pumpkins - Siamese Dream
Ivor Cutler - Dandruff
Nina Simone - Sings The Blues

1 Radiohead - Ok Computer
2 Sigur Ros - Takk
3 Biosphere - Substrata
4= Boards of Canada - Music Has The Right To Children
4= Squarepusher - Go Plastic
4= Autechre - Amber
7= Nine Inch Nails - The Fragile
7= Prefuse 73 - Vocal Studies + Uprock Narratives
7= Sufjan Stevens - Carrie and Lowell
7= Reflection Eternal (Talib Kweli) - Train of Thought

Top 6 are pretty well set in stone. 7-10 are probably what I would consider to be the best examples of genres I love, but depending on what mood I’m in could have their slots taken by other albums.

Was reading this post bottom to top and knew who it was before I got to your name

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I’m nothing if not consistent

oooh. I thought long and hard about this one. 19 year old me would have this one at number one, for sure

fucking majestic album


man. this is some next level shit. one of the all time flows, for me

Sit and come relax, riddle off the mac
It’s the patch, I’m a soldier in the middle of Iraq
Well say about noonish, comin’ out the whip
And lookin at me curious, a young Iraqi kid
Carrying laundry, “What’s wrong G? Hungry?”
"No, gimme my oil or get [fuck] out my country"
And in Arabian barkin’ other stuff
’til his moms come grab him and they walk off in a rush
Distrust, feeling like I’ve pissed upon wound
I’m like, “Surely hope that we can fix our differences soon!” Bye!
Buying apples I’m breakin’ on
You take everything, why not just take the damn food, black monster? Like I don’t understand it, on another planet
15 month of this stuff, how I’m gonna manage?
And increasing the sentiment, gentlemen
Getting down on their middle eastern instruments
Realized trapped in this crowd
Walk over kicked one of my fabulous raps (la dee da dee)
Arab jaw drop, they well wish, they glad rap
Now the kid considered like an Elvis of Baghdad

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Depeche Mode. Violator.
New Order. Technique.
Suede. Dog Man Star.
Pet Shop Boys. Behaviour.
Electronic. Electronic.
Morrissey. Vauxhall & I.
The Smiths. Strangeways, Here We Come.
The Cure. Disintegration.
The Flaming Lips. Yoshimi Battles The Pink Robots.
Kraftwerk. The Man Machine.

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i don’t think mine will have changed… it will look something like:

Turn On the Bright Lights:

The Argument:

Hidden World:

Leaves Turn Inside You:

Kid A:


You Fail Me:

F# A# oo

Blue Album



stuff like Lonesome Crowded West, Devil & God, Boxer, Xo and American Football just on the outside looking in