50 Greatest Music Albums of All Time (According to Me)

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  1. New list: (Highlighted albums are new additions)
  2. "Highway 61 Revisited" by Bob Dylan
  3. "The Beatles" by The Beatles
  4. "Doc at the Radar Station" by Captain Beefheart and the Magic Band
  5. "Revolver" by The Beatles
  6. "White Light/White Heat" by The Velvet Underground
  7. "Trout Mask Replica" by Captain Beefheart and his Magic Band
  8. "Exile on Main St." by The Rolling Stones
  9. "The Velvet Underground and Nico" by The Velvet Underground
  10. "Oar" by Alexander Skip Spence
  11. "Parable of Arable Land" by The Red Crayola
  12. "Jazz in Silhouette" by Sun Ra and his Arkestra
  13. "Loveless" by My Bloody Valentine
  14. "Metal Machine Music" by Lou Reed
  15. "Music Has the Right to Children" by Boards of Canada
  16. "Sail Away" by Randy Newman
  17. "Psychocandy" by The Jesus & Mary Chain
  18. "Locust Abortion Technician" by Butthole Surfers
  19. "In the Wee Small Hours" by Frank Sinatra
  20. "The Piper at the Gates of Dawn" by Pink Floyd
  21. "Out to Lunch" by Eric Dolphy
  22. "Magical Mystery Tour" by The Beatles
  23. "Electric Ladyland" by The Jimi Hendrix Experience
  24. "Paranoid" by Black Sabbath
  25. "Zen Arcade" by Hüsker Dü
  26. "Suicide" by Suicide
  27. "Blonde on Blonde" by Bob Dylan
  28. "Fun House" by The Stooges
  29. "Starsailor" by Tim Buckley
  30. "How the West was Won" by Led Zeppelin
  31. "The United States of America" by The United States of America
  32. "Pet Sounds" by The Beach Boys
  33. "In a Silent Way" by Miles Davis
  34. "Devotional Songs" by Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan
  35. "Space is Only Noise" by Nicolas Jaar
  36. "Emperor Tomato Ketchup" by Stereolab
  37. "Ladies and Gentlemen We Are Floating in Space" by Spiritualized
  38. "Blood on the Tracks" by Bob Dylan
  39. "Are You Experienced" by The Jimi Hendrix Experience
  40. "The Madcap Laughs" by Syd Barrett
  41. "In the Aeroplane Over the Sea" by Neutral Milk Hotel
  42. "John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band" by John Lennon
  43. "Kid A" by Radiohead
  44. "Faust" by Faust
  45. "The Great Twenty-Eight" by Chuck Berry
  46. "Nuggets: Original Artyfacts from the First Psychedelic Era, 1965-1968" by Various Artists
  47. "Freak Out!" by Frank Zappa and the Mothers of Invention
  48. "Zaireeka" by The Flaming Lips
  49. "The Hangman's Beautiful Daughter" by The Incredible String Band
  50. "We're Only in it for the Money" by Frank Zappa and the Mothers of Invention
  51. "Ice Cream for Crow" by Captain Beefheart and the Magic Band
  52. Old list: (Highlighted albums were excluded from the new list)
  53. "Highway 61 Revisited" by Bob Dylan
  54. "The Beatles" by The Beatles
  55. "Doc at the Radar Station" by Captain Beefheart and the Magic Band
  56. "Revolver" by The Beatles
  57. "White Light/White Heat" by The Velvet Underground
  58. "Trout Mask Replica" by Captain Beefheart and his Magic Band
  59. "Exile on Main St." by The Rolling Stones
  60. "The Velvet Underground and Nico" by The Velvet Underground
  61. "Oar" by Alexander Skip Spence
  62. "Jazz in Silhouette" by Sun Ra and his Arkestra
  63. "Music Has the Right to Children" by Boards of Canada
  64. "Loveless" by My Bloody Valentine
  65. "Metal Machine Music" by Lou Reed
  66. "Sail Away" by Randy Newman
  67. "Psychocandy" by The Jesus & Mary Chain
  68. "Locust Abortion Technician" by Butthole Surfers
  69. "In the Wee Small Hours" by Frank Sinatra
  70. "Electric Ladyland" by The Jimi Hendrix Experience
  71. "Magical Mystery Tour" by The Beatles
  72. "The Piper at the Gates of Dawn" by Pink Floyd
  73. "Out to Lunch" by Eric Dolphy
  74. "Paranoid" by Black Sabbath
  75. "Suicide" by Suicide
  76. "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band" by The Beatles
  77. "Blonde on Blonde" by Bob Dylan
  78. "Fun House" by The Stooges
  79. "How the West was Won" by Led Zeppelin
  80. "Pet Sounds" by The Beach Boys
  81. "In a Silent Way" by Miles Davis
  82. "Devotional Songs" by Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan
  83. "Space is Only Noise" by Nicolas Jaar
  84. "Emperor Tomato Ketchup" by Stereolab
  85. "Ladies and Gentlemen We Are Floating in Space" by Spiritualized
  86. "Rubber Soul" by The Beatles
  87. "Blood on the Tracks" by Bob Dylan
  88. "Are You Experienced" by The Jimi Hendrix Experience
  89. "The Madcap Laughs" by Syd Barrett
  90. "John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band" by John Lennon
  91. "Kid A" by Radiohead
  92. "Fifth Dimension" by The Byrds
  93. "Odessey and Oracle" by The Zombies
  94. "Faust" by Faust
  95. "The Great Twenty-Eight" by Chuck Berry
  96. "Nuggets: Original Artyfacts from the First Psychedelic Era, 1965-1968" by Various Artists
  97. "Freak Out!" by Frank Zappa and the Mothers of Invention
  98. "Imagine" by John Lennon
  99. "Bringing It All Back Home" by Bob Dylan
  100. "London Calling" by The Clash
  101. "Zaireeka" by The Flaming Lips
  102. "We're Only in it for the Money" by Frank Zappa and the Mothers of Invention
Author Comments: 

Maximum 5 albums from one artist. Hope you enjoy the list! :)

There isn't any set criteria for inclusion. If I enjoy the album, if I have a nice time while listening to it, then it gets onto the list. Which is partly why I am increasingly adding more and more experimental albums, maybe, because most of them are so enjoyable. But I'm not a Scaruffist (never liked him that much actually) or a lover of mostly experimental works, and so you will also find pop albums here.

Great list!

Lost of great experimental albums here I love.

Shalom, y'all!

L. Bangs

Gee, t'anks. :D

i'm starting to listen your top 50 album through youtube. The trip start with an ice cream.
A question: why do u rank white light white heat #5 and then #55?

Ice Cream is awesome!

You probably noticed that after #50, it's written "Old list", meaning that the next 50 is actually a previous version of the list (the one I made when I first came here). White Light/White Heat was ranked #5 on both :)

Anyway, I need to update this list soon. It's out of date a bit.

Ok, thanks bro.