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Public Enemy - "It Takes A Nation...."/ "Fear Of A Black Planet"

Pixies - "Surfer Rosa"/ "Doolittle"

Paris - "The Devil Made Me Do It"/ "Sleeping With The Enemy"

Luke Slater - "Freek Funk"/ "Wireless"/ "Alright On Top"

DJ Shadow - "Endtroducing"/ "The Private Press"

Dave Clarke - "Archive One"/ "Devil's Advocate"

Joy Division - "Unknown Pleasures"/ "Closer"

New Order - "Power, Corruptions & Lies"/ "Low-Life"/ "Brotherhood"

Gunshot - "Patriot Games"/ "International Rescue"

Happy Mondays - "Squirrel & G Man"/ "Bummed"

The Wedding Present - "Bizarro"/ "Seamonsters"

Jeff Mills - "Waveform Transmissions 1//3/ "Purposemaker"/ "Metropolis"

J Saul Kane (Depth Charge) - "Nine Deadly Venoms"/ "Lust"/ "Lust 2"

Cypress Hill - "Cypress Hill"/ "Black Sunday"

Ice Cube - "Amerikkka's Most Wanted"/ "The Predator"

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There are lots of artists who I personally think have produced more than one great album, but the definition of "widely accepted" surely demands something in the way of corroborative evidence from critics and the like?

 

For instance, I think The Human League have done several great albums, but only one (Dare) is universally acclaimed as a classic.

 

So perhaps we can see something in the way of justification for the choices people are making here. Otherwise you end up with a fairly dull and superficial list of albums.

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There are lots of artists who I personally think have produced more than one great album, but the definition of "widely accepted" surely demands something in the way of corroborative evidence from critics and the like?

 

For instance, I think The Human League have done several great albums, but only one (Dare) is universally acclaimed as a classic.

 

So perhaps we can see something in the way of justification for the choices people are making here. Otherwise you end up with a fairly dull and superficial list of albums.

 

Hahahaha.

 

I forgot how embarrassing your taste in music was.

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Rolling Stone top 500 albums is a good start.

 

Rolling Stone's Top 500 Albums Of All Time

 

I'll just put up the top 100 so the page isn't massive.

1. Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, The Beatles

 

2. Pet Sounds, The Beach Boys

 

3. Revolver, The Beatles

 

4. Highway 61 Revisited, Bob Dylan

 

5. Rubber Soul, The Beatles

 

6. What's Going On, Marvin Gaye

 

7. Exile on Main Street, The Rolling Stones

 

8. London Calling, The Clash

 

9. Blonde on Blonde, Bob Dylan

 

10. The Beatles ("The White Album"), The Beatles

 

11. The Sun Sessions, Elvis Presley

 

12. Kind of Blue, Miles Davis

 

13. Velvet Underground and Nico, The Velvet Underground

 

14. Abbey Road, The Beatles

 

15. Are You Experienced?, The Jimi Hendrix Experience

 

16. Blood on the Tracks, Bob Dylan

 

17. Nevermind, Nirvana

 

18. Born to Run, Bruce Springsteen

 

19. Astral Weeks, Van Morrison

 

20. Thriller, Michael Jackson

 

21. The Great Twenty-Eight, Chuck Berry

 

22. Plastic Ono Band, John Lennon

 

23. Innervisions, Stevie Wonder

 

24. Live at the Apollo (1963), James Brown

 

25. Rumours, Fleetwood Mac

 

26. The Joshua Tree, U2

 

27. King of the Delta Blues Singers, Vol. 1,

Robert Johnson

 

28. Who's Next, The Who

 

29. Led Zeppelin, Led Zeppelin

 

30. Blue, Joni Mitchell

 

31. Bringing It All Back Home, Bob Dylan

 

32. Let It Bleed, The Rolling Stones

 

33. Ramones, Ramones

 

34. Music From Big Pink, The Band

 

35. The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders

From Mars, David Bowie

 

36. Tapestry, Carole King

 

37. Hotel California, The Eagles

 

38. The Anthology, 1947 - 1972, Muddy Waters

 

39. Please Please Me, The Beatles

 

40. Forever Changes, Love

 

41. Never Mind the Bollocks, Here's the Sex Pistols,

The Sex Pistols

 

42. The Doors, The Doors

 

43. The Dark Side of the Moon, Pink Floyd

 

44. Horses, Patti Smith

 

45. The Band, The Band

 

46. Legend, Bob Marley and the Wailers

 

47. A Love Supreme, John Coltrane

 

48. It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back,

Public Enemy

 

49. At Fillmore East, The Allman Brothers Band

 

50. Here's Little Richard, Little Richard

 

 

51. Bridge Over Troubled Waters, Simon and Garfunkel

 

52. Greatest Hits, Al Green

 

53. The Birth of Soul: The Complete Atlantic Rhythm and

Blues Recordings, 1952 - 1959, Ray Charles

 

54. Electric Ladyland, The Jimi Hendrix Experience

 

55. Elvis Presley, Elvis Presley

 

56. Songs in the Key of Life, Stevie Wonder

 

57. Beggars Banquet, The Rolling Stones

 

58. Trout Mask Replica, Captain Beefheart and His Magic Band

 

59. Meet the Beatles, The Beatles

 

60. Greatest Hits, Sly and the Family Stone

 

61. Appetite for Destruction, Guns n' Roses

 

62. Achtung Baby, U2

 

63. Sticky Fingers, The Rolling Stones

 

64. Phil Spector, Back to Mono (1958 - 1969), Various Artists

 

65. Moondance, Van Morrison

 

66. Led Zeppelin IV, Led Zeppelin

 

67. The Stranger, Billy Joel

 

68. Off the Wall, Michael Jackson

 

69. Superfly, Curtis Mayfield

 

70. Physical Graffiti, Led Zeppelin

 

71. After the Gold Rush, Neil Young

 

72. Purple Rain, Prince

 

73. Back in Black, AC/DC

 

74. Otis Blue, Otis Redding

 

75. Led Zeppelin II, Led Zeppelin

 

76. Imagine, John Lennon

 

77. The Clash, The Clash

 

78. Harvest, Neil Young

 

79. Star Time, James Brown

 

80. Odessey and Oracle, The Zombies

 

81. Graceland, Paul Simon

 

82. Axis: Bold as Love, The Jimi Hendrix Experience

 

83. I Never Loved a Man the Way I Love You, Aretha Franklin

 

84. Lady Soul, Aretha Franklin

 

85. Born in the U.S.A., Bruce Springsteen

 

86. Let It Be, The Beatles

 

87. The Wall, Pink Floyd

 

88. At Folsom Prison, Johnny Cash

 

89. Dusty in Memphis, Dusty Springfield

 

90. Talking Book, Stevie Wonder

 

91. Goodbye Yellow Brick Road, Elton John

 

92. 20 Golden Greats, Buddy Holly

 

93. Sign 'o' the Times, Prince

 

94. Bitches Brew, Miles Davis

 

95. Green River, Creedence Clearwater Revival

 

96. Tommy, The Who

 

97. The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan, Bob Dylan

 

98. This Year's Model, Elvis Costello

 

99. There's a Riot Goin' On, Sly and the Family Stone

 

100. In the Wee Small Hours, Frank Sinatra

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surely that lists a bit compromised by including bob marley´s legend, a posthumously released best of which includes not a single song from what i would consider his two finest albums with the real wailers, Soul Rebel and African Herbsman.

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surely that lists a bit compromised by including bob marley´s legend' date=' a posthumously released best of which includes not a single song from what i would consider his two finest albums with the real wailers, [i']Soul Rebel[/i] and African Herbsman.

 

Not really, it just means Rolling Stone find that album better than the two you mention. There are other Bob Marley songs further down the list if you click on the link.

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Not really, it just means Rolling Stone find that album better than the two you mention. There are other Bob Marley songs further down the list if you click on the link.

 

i thought it was a top 100 list, my error. still, i stand by my opinion that the two i mentioned are superior to the 5 listed by rolling stone.

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i thought it was a top 100 list' date=' my error. still, i stand by my opinion that the two i mentioned are superior to the 5 listed by rolling stone.[/quote']

 

They could well be mate, apart from Legend I haven't listened to many other Bob Marley albums.

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Hahahaha.

 

I forgot how embarrassing your taste in music was.

 

 

Perhaps you will be taking Dave Clarke off your list, since he shares my "embarrassing" tastes:

 

Martin Rushent [producer of the aforementioned Dare]. What an incredible guy. [The League Unlimited Orchestra album], it’s amazing. You know, it’s just amazing you didn’t realise that he was just playing the beats an octave higher. But everything was just fucking immense.

 

 

You'll probably want to take Jeff Mills and Luke Slater off the list too, since they were influenced by them too (Slater has sampled them on more than one occasion).

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Good thread Paul, some selections after looking through my collection (apologies if some have already been mentioned):

 

Arcade Fire - Funeral and The Suburbs

Bon Iver - For Emma, Forever Ago and Bon Iver

Bright Eyes - I'm Wide Awake it's Morning, Digital Ash in a Digital Urn and Lifted...

Nick Drake - Bryter Later, Five Leaves Left and Pink Moon

Jetplane Landing - Once Like A Spark and Zero for Conduct

Jimmy Eat World - Clarity and Jimmy Eat World (or Bleed American)

Laura Marling - I Speak Because I Can, Alas I Cannot Swim and A Creature I Don't Know

The National - Boxer, Alligator and High Violet (predictable much)

Sigur Ros - ( ), Ágætis Byrjun and Takk...

Sufjan Stevens - Illinoise... and Age of Adz

 

I've excluded some of the obvious ones already mentioned (Beatles, Radiohead, REM, etc) and there are others I'd have included if it was personal taste such as Los Campesinos!, The Velvet Teen and Wolf Parade. Most of mine are more contemporary artists but I think I've chosen records that have been pretty much universally revered.

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Nick Drake

 

Five Leaves Left and Bryter Layter

 

Nominating Nick Drake and not saying Pink Moon just screams 'trying to come across all esoteric'. Good shout all the same though.

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Arcade Fire: Funeral, Neon Bible

 

Neon Bible really isn't the album to get them involved here, surely... The Suburbs is though.

 

Karl... it's Bleed American.

 

edit: I will be putting my money where my mouth is and people can rip into my opinions too in a minute, don't worry.

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Nominating Nick Drake and not saying Pink Moon just screams 'trying to come across all esoteric'. Good shout all the same though.

 

Neon Bible really isn't the album to get them involved here, surely... The Suburbs is though.

 

edit: I will be putting my money where my mouth is and people can rip into my opinions too in a minute, don't worry.

 

I believe I have already corrected both of these errors.

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The Clash - The Clash, Give 'em Enough Rope and London Calling.

Bjork - Vespertine, Volta, Medulla, Post, Debut, Biophilia... pick two.

Rancid - 'and out come the wolves. Life Won't Wait. Okay, bit self-indulgent that one.

Johnny Cash - The American series alone.

Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds - Let Love In, No More Shall We Part, Dig, Lazarus, Dig.

Leonard Cohen - The Future, Songs of Love and Hate

Billy Bragg - Life's a Riot, William Bloke.

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Neon Bible really isn't the album to get them involved here, surely... The Suburbs is though.

 

Karl... it's Bleed American.

 

edit: I will be putting my money where my mouth is and people can rip into my opinions too in a minute, don't worry.

 

They changed it to self-titled for the release over here, following 9/11 didn't they? Either way, we're on about the same record.

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They changed it to self-titled for the release over here, following 9/11 didn't they? Either way, we're on about the same record.

 

Yeah and for very little reason it pisses me off every time I see that my copy is the self-titled version. I lost my Bleed American copy...

 

*whispers*

Crass - Christ and Penis Envy.

 

*slightly louder*

Nina Simone - Little Girl Blue and At Carnegie Hall

 

*shouting*

Miles Davis - Bitches Brew and Kind of Blule

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Good thread Paul, some selections after looking through my collection (apologies if some have already been mentioned):

 

Arcade Fire - Funeral and The Suburbs

Bon Iver - For Emma, Forever Ago and Bon Iver

Bright Eyes - I'm Wide Awake it's Morning, Digital Ash in a Digital Urn and Lifted...Nick Drake - Bryter Later, Five Leaves Left and Pink Moon

Jetplane Landing - Once Like A Spark and Zero for Conduct

Jimmy Eat World - Clarity and Jimmy Eat World (or Bleed American)[/I]

Laura Marling - I Speak Because I Can, Alas I Cannot Swim and A Creature I Don't Know

The National - Boxer, Alligator and High Violet (predictable much)

Sigur Ros - ( ), Ágætis Byrjun and Takk...

Sufjan Stevens - Illinoise... and Age of Adz

 

I've excluded some of the obvious ones already mentioned (Beatles, Radiohead, REM, etc) and there are others I'd have included if it was personal taste such as Los Campesinos!, The Velvet Teen and Wolf Parade. Most of mine are more contemporary artists but I think I've chosen records that have been pretty much universally revered.

 

Great shouts.

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Prodigy - Music for the jilted generation and Fat of the land.

Smashing Pumkins - Siamese Dream and Meloncollie and the infinate sadness.

Blur - Parklife, Modern life is rubbish.

Stereophonics - Word gets around, Performance and cocktails.

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The problem is Paul with this thread, it's come down to favourite artists for everyone and self opinions. So are critically acclaimed lists, selected either by music journos or user polls/votes.

 

Agree with some mentioned. Don't agree with some mentioned. If I listed all of mine, I'm sure some would disagree.

 

Can't believe Nirvana haven't been mentioned. Their 3 studio albums were absolutely flawless.

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The problem is Paul with this thread, it's come down to favourite artists for everyone and self opinions. So are critically acclaimed lists, selected either by music journos or user polls/votes.

 

Agree with some mentioned. Don't agree with some mentioned. If I listed all of mine, I'm sure some would disagree.

 

Can't believe Nirvana haven't been mentioned. Their 3 studio albums were absolutely flawless.

 

Yeah, this thread is now "post your favourite artists and list at least two of their best records". I suppose that was inevitable but it's a shame as the OP poses an interesting question, albeit one which is answered simply by looking at any number of 'Greatest Albums Of All Time In The History Of The World Ever' polls.

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