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Top 50

My 50 favorite albums of all time. Whatever inconsistencies exist with my genre lists exist because those were thought up with some thought given to seniority, and I tried my best not to pick albums based on my emotional attachment to them. Here the method was completely the opposite: this list is 100% subjective. Enjoy.
50Paradise Lost
Lost Paradise
49Dead Can Dance
The Serpent's Egg


This band is often sold as being better than it is by hessians trying to look open-minded, but they're a still a pretty good listen, particularly this album and their first EP.
48Runemagick
The Supreme Force of Eternity
47Johannes Brahms
Symphony No. 4 in E minor, Op. 98
46Amorphis
The Karelian Isthmus
45Dolorian
Dolorian
44 DJ Shadow
Endtroducing...
43Drudkh
Forgotten Legends
42Godspeed You! Black Emperor
Slow Riot for New Zero Kanada


I'm not big on post-rock, but this band, Yndi Halda and that one Mono album really are quite something.
41Mournful Congregation
The Monad of Creation
40Perotin
Perotin (The Hilliard Ensemble)
39Tangerine Dream
Ricochet
38Pink Floyd
Meddle
37Summoning
Nightshade Forests
36Thergothon
Fhtagn-nagh Yog-Sothoth


I'm not sure whether Lovecraft would actually dig it, but I do think it captures the spirit of his works masterfully.
35Vali
Forlatt
34Isengard
Vandreren


A work that feels almost incomplete at points and is therefore all the more exciting to the imagination. Underrated as fuck.
33Primordial
To The Nameless Dead
32Paysage D'Hiver
Paysage D'Hiver
31Magma
Magma


Unlike the bands who would imitate and follow them, Magma's madness had a point, and once you manage to crack through a few of the layers it reveals a strange beauty.
30Gregorio Allegri
Miserere; Messe; Motets
29Franz Liszt
A Faust Symphony
28Edward Elgar
Cello Concerto in E minor, Op. 85


Especially the Jacqueline DuPre recordings. She makes the piece come alive like no one else.
27Fanisk
Noontide
26Disembowelment
Transcendence Into the Peripheral
25Worship
Last CD Before Doomsday


One of the most harrowing experiences in metal, there are times when I can't really bring myself to listen to it because I know I'll end up in an awful mood.
24Mayhem
De Mysteriis Dom Sathanas
23Franz Schubert
String Quartet No.14 (Death and the Maiden)


My favorite composer of chamber music, also a master of the symphony and the song. The quintessential romantic hero.
22Darkthrone
Under A Funeral Moon
21Demigod
Slumber of Sullen Eyes
20Septic Flesh
Mystic Places of Dawn
19Blind Guardian
Somewhere Far Beyond
18The Bulgarian Voices Angelite
Fly, Fly My Sadness
17Emperor
In The Nightside Eclipse
16Fates Warning
The Spectre Within
15Slayer
Hell Awaits


Reign in Blood is better, of course, but I like this one more. Its more immersive and atmospheric, it feels like there's more to discover.
14King Crimson
In The Court of the Crimson King


The greatest progressive rock band, with Magma a close second.
13Funeral
Tragedies
12Klaus Schulze
X
11At The Gates
The Red In The Sky Is Ours
10Enslaved
Hordanes Land
9Burzum
Hvis Lyset Tar Oss
8Jean Sibelius
Symphony No. 5 in E flat major, Op. 82
7 Candlemass
Epicus Doomicus Metalicus
6Metallica
...And Justice for All
5Antonio Vivaldi
The Four Seasons
4Bathory
Hammerheart
3 Sortilege
Larmes de Héros


The heroic Weltanschauung ideal that permeates all true metal is perfected.
2 Ludwig Van Beethoven
Symphony No. 3 in E flat major, Op. 55


Where there not an implicit one album per "band" rule this man would absolutely rule the list.
1Skepticism
Stormcrowfleet


The soundtrack to all my dreams and visions.
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