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Top 10 Albums

My current top 10 albums. I made a top 50 list a while ago and things have changed, sort of. I don't want to do another 50 list because I think that's excessive so here's my top 10. This was really hard to make, I had to exclude some real classics.
1Pink Floyd
Wish You Were Here

Every time I try to organize my favourite albums into a list, this always comes out on top. Others move up and down, but Wish You Were Here is just too grand to not claim the top spot. I think this will always be my favourite album.
Kid A

This one shot up the ranks in the last little while. Every song is incredible in its own way and they all fit perfectly together to convey a message that's heart-breaking and heart-warming at the same time. Few albums have a closer as powerful as Motion Picture Soundtrack. I listen to this at least once a day and have been for a couple months now and it never bores me. Music is all about feelings, and this album gives me a feeling that is completly unique. For that, it gets the #2 spot.
3The Beatles
Abbey Road

What would a top albums list be without a Beatles album? Abbey Road has always been my favourite by them. I love how diverse it is and how the mood is constantly shifting throughout the whole ordeal.
4Pink Floyd

Pink Floyd is the only band that appears twice on this list, and while I would have like to have varied it a bit more, I can't deny that this album deserves to be here. It is, in my opinion, the best lyrical album of all time as well as the most well executed concept album ever. Also, Gilmour's guitar playing is jaw-dropping and manages to completey overshadow the talents of his bandmates on their respective instruments (which is saying quite a lot).
5Godspeed You! Black Emperor
Lift Your Skinny Fists Like Antennas To

Over time, this has emerged as my favourite post-rock album. It sounds like absolutely nothing else. I love every piece of instrumentation on this record form the spoken word section to the horns that begin the album.
6Jaga Jazzist
What We Must

A fantastic hybrid of post-rock and jazz. Jaga Jazzist manage to create an album that is unique, but familiar sounding all at once. The interweaving musical passages are superbly done each and every time. Using a jazz influence is a great way to break out of the easily monotonous post-rock album mold.
Viva la Vida

Flame if you will, but I believe (and Waior agrees) that we sometimes get so lost in the technical analysis of what makes an album "good" that we forget to think about how it makes us feel. This album reminds me of a unique time in my life and every time I listen to it, I am taken back there. It may not be as musically impressive as some other records that didn't make this list, but that's not all that counts. This is definitely Coldplay's best album as the whole band seems to gell together in a fantastic, unprecedented manner.

A post-hardcore album that isn't really about post-hardcore. This combines all of the best aspects of Thrice's hard and soft sides into one brilliant sound. I like almost everything Thrice have done, but this one has a little something extra. Let the record show that I love Beggars, just probably not as much as this. Time will tell.
Watch Out!

This is probably the first post-hardcore album I can recall listening to and it still stands out to me as one of the best ever made. I think George's scream is perfect on this album. Every song on here is a winner with the even the worst one (probably Sharks and Danger) surpassing the best songs on most other similar albums. Oh Alexisonfire, quit trying to be something you aren't. Ditch the Old Crows/Young Cardinals feel and return to form. I beg of you.
10Brand New
The Devil and God are Raging Inside Me

It took me a while to realize that this is a better album than Deja Entendu. It took me even longer to realize that it's an absolute classic. It shifts between loud and quiet so flawlessly. Also, the lyrics are haunting and beautiful.
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