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Top 10 Favorite Albums of the 1990s

  • 1. Paul McCartney - Flaming Pie (1997)
  • 2. Neutral Milk Hotel - In the Aeroplane Over the Sea (1998)
  • 3. Weezer - Weezer (1994)
  • 4. Michael Jackson - Dangerous (1991)
  • 5. Teenage Fanclub - Bandwagonesque (1991)
  • 6. Weezer - Pinkerton (1996)
  • 7. Teenage Fanclub - Grand Prix (1995)
  • 8. Bob Dylan - Time Out of Mind (1997)
  • 9. Mariah Carey - Music Box (1993)
  • 10. Gin Blossoms - Congratulations I'm Sorry (1996)

Top 10 Favorite Albums of the 1980s

  • 1. Michael Jackson - Bad (1987)
  • 2. Various Artists - Back to the Future (1985)
  • 3. U2 - War (1983)
  • 4. Bon Jovi - Slippery When Wet (1986)
  • 5. Paul McCartney - Flowers in the Dirt (1989)
  • 6. Janet Jackson - Janet Jackson's Rhythm Nation 1814 (1989)
  • 7. U2 - The Unforgettable Fire (1984)
  • 8. Chicago - Chicago 17 (1984)
  • 9. U2 - The Joshua Tree (1987)
  • 10. The Cars - Heartbeat City (1984)

Top 10 Favorite Albums of the 1970s

  • 1. Led Zeppelin - Led Zeppelin IV (1971)
  • 2. Aerosmith - Aerosmith (1973)
  • 3. Fleetwood Mac - Rumours (1977)
  • 4. Boston - Boston (1976)
  • 5. Aerosmith - Get Your Wings (1974)
  • 6. The Cars - The Cars (1978)
  • 7. Fleetwood Mac - Fleetwood Mac (1975)
  • 8. Bruce Springsteen - Born To Run (1975)
  • 9. Led Zeppelin - Houses Of The Holy (1973)
  • 10. Led Zeppelin - Presence (1976)

Most Essential Albums of 1988

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  1. Daydream Nation -- Sonic Youth
  2. It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back -- Public Enemy
  3. Surfer Rosa -- Pixies
  4. Isn't Anything -- My Bloody Valentine
  5. ...And Justice For All -- Metallica
  6. Spirit of Eden -- Talk Talk
  7. Nothing's Shocking -- Jane's Addiction
  8. Lincoln -- They Might Be Giants
  9. Green -- R.E.M.
  10. The Trinity Session -- Cowboy Junkies
  11. If I Should Fall From Grace With God -- The Pogues
  12. Fisherman's Blues -- The Waterboys
  13. Tracy Chapman -- Tracy Chapman
  14. Bug -- Dinosaur Jr.
  15. Tender Prey -- Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds
  16. Strictly Business -- EPMD
  17. Life's Too Good -- The Sugarcubes
  18. Tru

Most Essential Albums of 1986

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  1. The Queen is Dead -- The Smiths
  2. So -- Peter Gabriel
  3. Master of Puppets -- Metallica
  4. Skylarking -- XTC
  5. Graceland -- Paul Simon
  6. Licensed to Ill -- Beastie Boys
  7. Reign in Blood -- Slayer
  8. The Colour of Spring -- Talk Talk
  9. Raising Hell -- Run D.M.C.
  10. Peace Sells... But Who's Buying?

POLL: Which 14-songs would you want on a single-disc White Album?

A number of users on here believe that John, Paul, George, Ringo, and Martin's peak was their self-titled 1968 album, often referred to as "The White Album." I believe it's one of their best, and would probably rank it their second or third best were it not for the songs on it that I don't believe are up to their standards.

My Top 50 Albums

Current list:
1. The Beach Boys – Pet Sounds
2. The Velvet Underground – The Velvet Underground & Nico
3. Captain Beefheart & his Magic Band – Trout Mask Replica
4. Bob Dylan – Blonde on Blonde
5. The Jimi Hendrix Experience – Are You Experienced
6. The Beatles – Revolver
7. Van Morrison – Astral Weeks
8. The Beatles – Abbey Road
9. John Coltrane – A Love Supreme
10. The Beatles – Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts’ Club Band
11. Robert Wyatt – Rock Bottom
12. Marvin Gaye – What’s Going On?
13. The Rolling Stones – Exile on Main Street
14. The Beach Boys – Smile

Author Comments: 

Only albums that move three or more spots will be recorded in my comments below.

07/29/2014
Moved down: Abbey Road (-5)
Added to list: Loveless

Most Essential Albums of 1990

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  1. Heaven or Las Vegas -- Cocteau Twins
  2. Pills n' Thrills n' Bellyaches -- Happy Mondays
  3. Violator -- Depeche Mode
  4. Goo -- Sonic Youth
  5. Repeater -- Fugazi
  6. Reading Writing and Arithmetic -- The Sundays
  7. Bossanova -- Pixies
  8. Fear of a Black Planet -- Public Enemy
  9. Rust in Peace -- Megadeth
  10. Ritual De Lo Habitual -- Jane's Addiction
  11. The La's -- The La's
  12. Frizzle Fry -- Primus
  13. World Clique -- Deee-Lite
  14. Goodbye Jumbo -- World Party
  15. No Depression -- Uncle Tupelo
  16. Armchair Theatre -- Jeff Lynne
  17. Listen Without Prejudice, Vol. 1 -- George Michael
  18. I Do Not Want What I Haven't Got -- Sinead O'Connor

Most Essential Albums of 1975

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  1. Physical Graffiti -- Led Zeppelin
  2. Wish You Were Here -- Pink Floyd
  3. Horses -- Patti Smith
  4. A Night at the Opera -- Queen
  5. Born To Run -- Bruce Springsteen
  6. Another Green World -- Brian Eno
  7. Blood on the Tracks -- Bob Dylan
  8. Mothership Connection -- Parliament
  9. The Hissing of Summer Lawns -- Joni Mitchell
  10. Red Headed Stranger -- Willie Nelson
  11. That's the Way of the World -- Earth, Wind, and Fire
  12. Still Crazy After All These Years -- Paul Simon
  13. The Koln Concert -- Keith Jarrett
  14. Neu!

Most Essential Albums of 1970

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  1. After The Gold Rush -- Neil Young
  2. Paranoid -- Black Sabbath
  3. John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band -- John Lennon
  4. Bridge Over Troubled Water -- Simon & Garfunkel
  5. Fun House -- The Stooges
  6. Moondance -- Van Morrison
  7. All Things Must Pass --George Harrison
  8. Loaded -- The Velvet Underground
  9. American Beauty -- Grateful Dead
  10. Bitches Brew -- Miles Davis
  11. Déjà vu -- Crosby, Stills, Nash, & Young
  12. Bryter Layter -- Nick Drake
  13. Cosmo’s Factory -- Creedence Clearwater Revival
  14. Live at Leeds -- The Who
  15. Deep Purple In Rock -- Deep Purple
  16. Close To You -- The Carpenters
  17. Morrison Hotel -- The Doors
  18. Abraxas --