My Favorite Albums (8.3+/10)

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  1. 9.8/10
  2. The Black Saint And The Sinner Lady - Charles Mingus

  3. 9.7/10
  4. Rock Bottom - Robert Wyatt
  5. White Light/White Heat - The Velvet Underground

  6. 9.6/10
  7. Trout Mask Replica - Captain Beefheart and His Magic Band

  8. 9.5/10
  9. Astral Weeks - Van Morrison
  10. Fare Forward Voyagers (Soldier's Choice) - John Fahey
  11. Future Days - Can
  12. Ascension (Edition II) - John Coltrane
  13. A Love Supreme - John Coltrane
  14. Twin Infinitives - Royal Trux
  15. Fun House - The Stooges

  16. 9.4/10
  17. The Modern Dance - Pere Ubu

  18. 9.3/10
  19. Starsailor - Tim Buckley
  20. Tago Mago - Can
  21. Highway 61 Revisited - Bob Dylan
  22. The Piper At The Gates Of Dawn - Pink Floyd
  23. Faust - Faust
  24. The Velvet Underground And Nico - The Velvet Underground and Nico
  25. Double Nickels On The Dime - Minutemen
  26. Spiderland - Slint
  27. The Marble Index - Nico

  28. 9.1/10
  29. Half Machine Lip Moves - Chrome
  30. Buy - James Chance and the Contortions

  31. 8.9/10
  32. Exile On Main St. - The Rolling Stones
  33. Blonde On Blonde - Bob Dylan

  34. 8.8/10
  35. Frizzle Fry - Primus
  36. Parable Of Arable Land - The Red Crayola
  37. In The Aeroplane Over The Sea - Neutral Milk Hotel
  38. Fire Of Love - The Gun Club

  39. 8.6/10
  40. Meet The Residents - The Residents
  41. Yerself Is Steam - Mercury Rev
  42. Unit Structures - Cecil Taylor
  43. Daydream Nation - Sonic Youth
  44. Zen Arcade - Hüsker Dü
  45. Y - The Pop Group
  46. Loveless - My Bloody Valentine
  47. Good - Morphine
  48. Tri Repetae - Autechre
  49. Safe As Milk - Captain Beefheart and His Magic Band
  50. The United States of America - The United States of America

  51. 8.4/10
  52. The Beatles - The Beatles
  53. The Doors - The Doors
  54. Yes - Morphine
  55. The Charm Of The Highway Strip - The Magnetic Fields
  56. Bufo Alvarius, Amen 29:15 - Bardo Pond
  57. Enter The Wu-Tang (36 Chambers) - Wu-Tang Clan
  58. An Awesome Wave - alt-j

  59. 8.3/10
  60. Suicide - Suicide
  61. Spirit They're Gone, Spirit They've Vanished - Avey Tare and Panda Bear
  62. A Rainbow In Curved Air - Terry Riley
  63. Surfer Rosa - Pixies
  64. Third - Soft Machine

Interesting list. And at last an user, who don't think that the best album of all time only worth a 9,5/10.

Thank you :D

And I nearly thought that, but Highway 61 was so good, I couldn't rate it lower than 10.

Sweet list.

Fantastic list... and "White Light/White Heat" is rated higher than "& Nico" ! Awesome.

Thanks. VU & Nico has more variety while probably being more consistent too but I enjoy the thick, druggy sound of WL/WH very, very slightly more. They are just about tied.

Exactly ... The "thick druggy sound" makes every second of the album priceless.

Seeing The Faust Tapes on your list made me wonder why I always remember it as being kinda boring. Maybe I should re-listen to it right now.

[Plays the Faust Tapes. 15 minutes pass.]

Nope. It doesn't click. I hope something happens the next time around.

[Stops Faust Tapes. Plays "It's a rainy day, sunshine girl"]

Re: Faust Tapes.... It's kind of like an even more free-form version of the self-titled. I enjoy it. I swear this list is ridiculously outdated though. Faust Tapes probably isn't even a 9.0/10.

White Light/White Heat is now number one? Sweet!

Have you heard the 3-disc 45th Anniversary Deluxe Edition? It has lots of great stuff: the album in stereo and mono, a live set with with Cale, the instrumental version of The Gift, some recordings from the same period, and an alternate mix of I Heard Her Call My Name (the same take as the original) where Morrison, Cale and Tucker are much more audible than before.

Yep :)

That sounds like a lot of stuff. I don't really listen to bonus tracks much unless they were officially released previously, but I guess I'll have to make this an exception.

Your list proves to be more solid every day. I'm listening to Half Machine Lip Moves, in its entirety, for the first time, right now. It's blowing my mind far more than than every other psycho/new-wave/space-rock/post-punk/whatever album.

I hope you update this list sometime. At least up to 30 albums.

Haha I know exactly how you feel. HMLM is amazing in the right mood, and on my first two listens it was seriously my #1 album of all time. I should relisten to it though.

I'm thinking of making a 2010s list first, maybe I'll find a masterpiece. Anyways, I should probably expand this to 9's and 8.5's by the end of this year.

Which edition of Acsension? Do the 2 editions sound similar? I've only heard the second edition (first take I suppose)

Edition II, it's the only one I've heard as well. It would be interesting to compare the two however.

Have you heard A Love Supreme yet?

Been wondering the same thing. Also: Davis and Mingus and Coleman's masterpieces.

Yes, it's probably a 9 but I need to relisten. I have listened to a few albums each by Mingus (The Black Saint and the Sinner Lady is probably at least a 9.5), Davis and Coleman as well. I'd probably have included quite a few jazz albums here if I hadn't been out of touch with the genre for such a long time. Hopefully this list will be more diverse by the end of the year.

Listen to Space Ritual by Hawkwind.

Thanks for that, I've only listened to parts of it before!

That moment when Rock Bottom fully reveals itself to another lucky soul :-)

I think it was a matter of not having paid attention before, and/or not being able to listen to the album as a whole (I don't really remember why). Late at night, being tired as hell, it was just easier to get lost in the album. It totally felt like a mad rollercoaster ride :D (Not that I've ever been on a rollercoaster, haha)

Love experiencing sudden epiphanies like that :)