|Top 25 Albums|
Just my personal 25 favorite. After the first 10, it's not strictly in order.
What's there to say? Hendrix's finest work, breathtaking, and undoubtedly my favorite.
I'm not sure what about it, but this has always been my favorite Beatles album.
Are You Experienced
Not far behind Electric Ladyland, and nearly as amazing - that's not an insult to Are You Experienced?, but more a testament to the greatness of Ladyland.
Music From Big Pink
Another history-changing album. Possibly the greatest organ-based rock album, no one can beat Garth Hudson and Richard Manuel.
A Love Supreme
One of the greatest jazz recordings ever, and my favorite of Coltrane's.
Not Santana's most famous, but I think it's just as great a musical feat as the three that came before it (Santana, Abraxas, and Santana III). Also my favorite.
|7|| ||Marvin Gaye|
What's Going On
Just a great album, Gaye's finest - what's not to love about it?
Mingus Ah Um
My favorite Mingus album, which classics like "Better Git It In Your Soul," and "Goodbye Pork Pie Hat."
One of the most underrated masterpieces of all time. Truly an amazing piece of work, not a single song that's not at least very very good.
Sgt. Pepper is a slightly better album, but I like listening to Revolver more.
|11||They Might Be GIants|
I can easily say one the best bands of the last 20 years. And this is their best album.
The Clash's "Magnum Opus," and for good reason. Another album with no real bad songs in it.
More Songs About Buildings And Food
Not only does it have one of the best covers of all time, but it has most of their best songs.
Axis: Bold As Love
Really doesn't deserve to be as low as 14th, but the list is pretty packed. Hendrix just couldn't go wrong.
|15||The Velvet Underground|
The Velvet Underground and Nico
Probably only slightly less influential than Sgt. Pepper in shaping the course of Rock and Roll. Amazing.
Santana's first album, full of songs impossible not to like. Worth it just for "Soul Sacrifice" alone.
|17||The Velvet Underground|
Even though this was after Nico AND John Cale left, making it essentially Lou Reed with a backup band. Still some fantastic songs, though.
20 minutes, so what? I wouldn't mind if the songs were all 40 minutes long.
Blonde On Blonde
Packed full with greatness. "Your Leopardskin Pillbox Hat balanced on your head just like a mattress balanced on a bottle of wiiiiiiiine."
The Wild, The Innocent, And The E Street Shuffle
Springsteen's most underrated album? The average track length is 7 minutes, but every song is great.
So they weren't THE GREATEST SUPERGROUP OF ALL TIME, but they were one of the first and best, perhaps my favorite.
|22||Derek and the Dominos|
Layla and other assorted Love Songs
What is it with Clapton and not being able to stick to one band for more than three records? Still, another classic.
The Who's best. Can't go wrong with the Underture.
|24|| ||Elvis Costello|
This Year's Model
I would very hesitantly put this ahead of "My Aim Is True," but they really are interchangeable, they're both great. "Aim" is probably #26.
One of the greatest debut albums of all time, this INVENTED punk. No song is longer than 2:30.