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08.16.13 Introduction To Bens:top 100

Introduction To Bens:top 100

new to the site. rthese are my current 100 (changes every day)
1King Crimson
Red


closeset to perfection i have ever heard favorite songs: Starless - a true thing of beauty
2Genesis
Selling England by the Pound


the essence of prog rock favorite songs: Firth of Fifth
3Rush
Moving Pictures


Rush at their best favorite songs: everything beside the camera eye
4Jethro Tull
Stand Up


yes, Stand Up. a more blues vibe then what came after. every song hits the mark. favorite songs: New Day Yesterday, Look into The Sun, Bouree
5The Beatles
Revolver


alot has been said, simply their best album favorite songs: Tommorow Never Knows, Here, There & Everywhere
6David Bowie
The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust...


favorite songs: Rock N' Roll Suicide, Moonage Daydream
7 The Who
Who's Next


ultimate rock album, and f**k CSI favorite songs: Won't get Fooled Again, Baba and Pure & Easy (bonus song on the remaster)
8 King Crimson
Larks' Tongues in Aspic


favorite songs: Larks I & II, Easy Money
9Led Zeppelin
Led Zeppelin IV


favorite songs: Rock N' Roll, Black Dog
10Tool
Lateralus


only album in the top ten that came out after the 70's (damn i'm old). a true metal masterpiece. favorite songs:Lateralus, Schism
11Iron Maiden
Seventh Son of a Seventh Son


after a string of great albums, imo this is their best. never came close after this favorite songs: Infinite Dreams, The Clairvoyant
12Rush
2112


i think "Fly By Night" rules, but this brought them to a whole different level favorite songs: 2112 (duh) although everything after is also good
13Bob Dylan
Blonde On Blonde


favorite songs: Just Like a Woman, Lady of the Lowlands
14Bob Marley and The Wailers
Legend


I know this is a compilation album but it such a good one favorite songs: Three Little Birds, Buffalo Soldier, Stir it Up
15Jethro Tull
Aqualung


favorite songs: My God, Mother Goose
16The Jimi Hendrix Experience
Are You Experienced


favorite songs: Foxy Lady
17King Crimson
Discipline


musically, 80's crimson was the most accomplished and this was their peak favorite songs: Discipline, Frame by Frame
18Tim Buckley
Goodbye and Hello


although known, still very underated. psych/folk at its best sung by an amazing singer favorite songs: Pleasant Street, Phantasmagoria In Two, Once i Was
19King Crimson
In The Court Of The Crimson King


fourth crimson in the top 20 but i couln't let this one slip out of the top 20. favorite songs: is there a question? Schizoid
20Bob Dylan
Bringing it All Back Home


favorite songs: Love Minus Zero
21 The Beatles
Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band


favorite songs: Lucy and A Day In The Life
22Jeff Buckley
Grace


like father like son. an amazing voice. favorite songs: Lilac Wine, Grace
23Iron Maiden
Iron Maiden


favorite songs: Phantom of The Opera, Remember Tommorow, Prowler
24Ulver
Perdition City


probably way too high for most but i truly love this album favorite songs: Nowhere/Catastrophe, Lost in Moments
25 Creedence Clearwater Revival
Cosmo's Factory


favorite songs: Who'll Stop the Rain, Run Through the Jungle
26Nick Drake
Five Leaves Left


favorite songs: Riverman, Way to Blue
27Tom Waits
Rain Dogs


favorite songs:Jockey Full of Bourbon, Time, Rain Dogs
28The Who
Tommy


favorite songs: Pinball Wizard
29Neutral Milk Hotel
In the Aeroplane Over the Sea


favorite songs: Holland 1945, In an Aeroplane Over the Sea
30Megadeth
Rust in Peace


Never been a huge trash/power metal fan but this is classic favorite songs: Tornado of Souls, Holy Wars
31Pixies
Surfer Rosa


favorite songs:Where is My Mind, Cactus
32Portishead
Dummy


favorite songs:Glory Box
33 Smashig Pumpkins
Siamese Dream


favorite songs: Disarm, Today
34Van Der Graaf Generator
Godbluff


a bit underated in regards to the rest of the prog rock elite but a true gem of an album. Hammil at his best with theatrical, dark, amazing prog. favorite songs: all four are top notch, maybe Arrow
35Death
Symbolic


favorite songs: Symbolic, Judgement
36AC/DC
Back in Black


from their biggest loss, came their biggest album favorite songs: Back in Black, Shook Me All Night Long
37Rush
Signals


yes, its much less prog but it still has some amazing songs. favorite songs: Subdivisions, Digital Man, Analog Kid
38Cream
Disraeli Gears


favorite songs: Tales of Great Ulyssus, Sunshine of My Life
39Faith No More
King for a Day... Fool for a Lifetime


somewhat in the shadow of "Angel Dust", this is a great album that gets a bit forgotten favorite songs: The Gentle Art Of Making Enemies, Just a Man, Digging the Grave
40Iron Maiden
Somewhere in Time


Iron's most underated. favorite songs: Stranger In a Strange Land, Wasted Years
41Anathema
Judgement


this was the first time i heard them after "enigma". blew my mind. still remains their masterpiece. favorite songs: One Last Goodbye, Deep
42The Cure
Disintegration


"robert smith, robert smith" favorite songs: Lullaby, Pictures of You, Lovesong
43Jefferson Airplane
Surrealistic Pillow


favorite songs: White Rabbit, Today, She Has Funny Cars
44Phish
Junta


Jam masterpiece. although not pro-rock, any lover of prog-rock should own this album. favorite songs: The Divided Sky, David Bowie
45Stevie Wonder
Songs In The Key Of Life


a huge double album, showcasing his amazing skills favorite songs: Sir Duke, Contusion, As, Another Star
46Tim Buckley
Starsailor


Buckley at his most avantgarde. unique and exquisite. favorite songs: Song To The Siren, Starsailor
47Arcturus
La Masquerade Infernale


favorite songs: Ad Astra, Painting My Horror
48Black Sabbath
Master of Reality


favorite songs: Children of the Grave
49Opeth
Damnation


yes, Damnation. a bold move, masterly executed. favorite song: windowpane,
50Tortoise
Millions Now Living Will Never Die


often overlooked when talking about post rock. this is a true gem. favorite songs: Djed, Taut and Tame
51White Zombie
Astro Creep: 2000 -- Songs of Love, Destruction, a


putting everything else aside, this is a great metal album. favorite songs: Super Charger Heaven, I Zombie, More Human Than Human
52The Mothers of Invention
Roxy & Elsewhere


a live album that shows how truly amazing frank zappa was. some of the most complex music you'll ever hear, and live!!! favorite songs: Echidna's Arf (Of You). Don't You Ever Wash That Thing?, Cheepnis
53Radiohead
Kid A


favorite tracks:Everything in Its Right Place, How to Disappear...
54Pain of Salvation
Remedy Lane


before they became the embarrassment they are today. favorite songs:Dryad of the Woods, Trace of Blood
55Pantera
Vulgar Display of Power


favorite songs: Mouth for war, Walk, This Love
56Television
Marquee Moon


favorite songs: Marquee Moon, See No Evil, Torn Curtain
57Therapy?
Troublegum


favorite songs: Screamager, Knives, Nowhere
58Pixies
Doolittle


favorite songs: Hey, Debaser
59Nick Drake
Pink Moon


favorite songs: Parasite
60Manes
Vilosophe


this truly came out of nowhere. think ulver perdition city vut more on the metal side favorite songs: Nodamnbrakes, Ende
61Dream Theater
Metropolis Pt. 2: Scenes from a Memory


favorite songs: Dance Of Eternity, Fatal Tragedy
62Porcupine Tree
Stupid Dream


the best of Wilson. favorite songs: Don't Hate Me, Even Less
63The Beatles
Abbey Road


favorite songs: Come Together, Here Comes The Sun
64Blue Oyster Cult
Secret Treaties


one of the best rock bands. favorite songs: Astronomy, Flaming Telepaths
65Frank Black
Teenager Of The Year


Frank B;acl's second solo release. as good as the two pixies albums in this list. favorite songs: Calistan, Freedom Rock
66Primus
Sailing The Seas Of Cheese


wacky, wild, funk rock, bass extravaganza. favorite songs: Jerry Was a Racecar Driver, Tommy The Cat, Eleven
67Orphaned Land
Mabool (The Story of the Three Sons...)


favorite songs: Halo Dies, Kiss Of Babylon
68Faith No More
Angel Dust


favorite songs: Midlife Crisis, Land Of Sunshine, Be Aggressive
69Smashing Pumpkins
Mellon Collie and The Infinite Sadness


favorite songs: Zero, Bullet With Butterfly Wings
70Symphony X
The Divine Wings Of Tragedy


favorite songs: The Accolade (one of my top ten favorite songs), Of Sins And Shadows
71 Guns N' Roses
Appetite for Destruction


favorite songs: Sweet Child O Mine, Mr. Brownstone
72Dream Theater
Images And Words


favorite songs: Take The Time
73Alice In Chains
Dirt


favorite songs: Rooster, Damn That River, Hate To Feel
74Tool
Aenima


favorite songs: Eulogy, Forty Six & Two
75Amorphis
Tales From The Thousand Lakes


a breakthrough album for the finns, goes to show how your can be innovative and traditional at the same time with stellar results. favoritew songs: Drowned Maid, In The Beginning, To Fathers Cabin
76Arctic Monkeys
Favourite Worst Nightmare


better than the first and very solid all the way through. favorite songs: Teddy Picker, Brianstorm
77 The Apples
Buzzin' About


a mixture of acid jazz, funk and turntabalism. the result is one of the most fun records you'll hear. just stand up and start to dance. they got some notice after a great cover to "killing in the name of"not on Sputnik, highly rec'd. favorite songs: Stack It Up, Upskirt, Killing
78The Dear Hunter
Act II: The Meaning of, & All Things Regarding Ms. Leading


favorite songs: Smiling Swine, Red Hands
79 Kruzenshtern i Parohod
Songs


best way to define is: avantgarde progressive klaizmer metal. but the definition is crap, this is a crazy album by a crazy band. also not on Sputnik. favorite song: Young Ones, Mehalalot, Shmock On The Water
80Tortoise
TNT


favorite songs: TNT
81Stolen Babies
There Be Squabbles Ahead


Cabaret Metal? Circus Metal? who cares, a great surprising album favorite songs: Awful Fall, Tablescrap
82Oi Va Voi
Laughter Through Tears


Trip Hop with an eastern european, Jewish mix. sounds weird but end result is a superb listen favorite songs: Ladino Song, Brothers and Dror Yikra for a power trio in the middle of the album
83Radiohead
OK Computer


favorite songs: Karma Police, No Surprises
84 M. Craft
Silver & Fire


melancholic singer songwriter with powerful lyrics. favorite songs: Drangonfly, Snowbird
85 Anathema
We're Here Because We're Here


favorite songs: Dreaming Light, Summernight Horizon
86Rage Against The Machine
Rage Against The Machine


favorite songs: Wake Up, Bullet In The Head
87Bumblefoot
Uncool


forget about playing for guns, bumblefoot is a master guitarist and mad beyond anything else. a lounge band gone mad, this album jumps from metal to bluegrass, lounge music and salsa. favorite songs: Crunch, Ronald Comin Back
88Devin Townsend
Terria


favorite songs: no favorite, maybe earth day
89Karnivool
Sound Awake


favorite songs: Simple Boy, The Caudel Lure
90Dire Straits
Brothers In Arms


favorite songs: Money For Nothing, Your Latest Trick
91Samael
Passage


classic metal album. favorite songs: Rain, Angel's Decay, Jupiterian Vibe
92Portugal. The Man
The Satanic Satanist


favorite songs: The Woods, People Say
93Opeth
Blackwater Park


favorite songs:The Drapery Falls, Bleak
94Kanye West
My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy


favorite songs:Power, Dark Fantasy
95Muse
Black Holes and Revelations


favorite songs: Starlight, Supermassive Black Hole
96Machine Head
The Blackening


favorite songs: Halo
97The Mars Volta
De-Loused in the Comatorium


favorite songs: Drunkship Of Lanters
98Dredg
El Cielo


favorite songs: Sanzen, Of The Room
99Miles Davis
Bitches Brew


favorite songs: all of the first Disc is just amazing fusion
100Sepultura
Arise


favorite songs: Arise, Dead Embryonic Cells
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