My Favorite Albums (8.3+/10)

  1. 9.8/10
  2. Ascension (Edition II) - John Coltrane
  3. White Light/White Heat - The Velvet Underground

  4. 9.6/10
  5. Trout Mask Replica - Captain Beefheart and His Magic Band

  6. 9.5/10
  7. Twin Infinitives - Royal Trux
  8. Fare Forward Voyagers (Soldier's Choice) - John Fahey

  9. 9.4/10
  10. Highway 61 Revisited - Bob Dylan
  11. The Modern Dance - Pere Ubu
  12. Fun House - The Stooges

  13. 9.3/10
  14. Starsailor - Tim Buckley
  15. The Piper At The Gates Of Dawn - Pink Floyd
  16. Double Nickels On The Dime - Minutemen
  17. Faust - Faust
  18. Spiderland - Slint
  19. Unit Structures - Cecil Taylor
  20. Future Days - Can
  21. The Velvet Underground And Nico - The Velvet Underground and Nico
  22. Tago Mago - Can
  23. The Marble Index - Nico
  24. Half Machine Lip Moves - Chrome

  25. 9.2/10
  26. Fire Of Love - The Gun Club

  27. 8.9/10
  28. Blonde On Blonde - Bob Dylan
  29. Rock Bottom - Robert Wyatt

  30. 8.8/10
  31. Frizzle Fry - Primus
  32. Parable Of Arable Land - The Red Crayola
  33. Yerself Is Steam - Mercury Rev

  34. 8.6/10
  35. Daydream Nation - Sonic Youth
  36. Good - Morphine
  37. Safe As Milk - Captain Beefheart and His Magic Band
  38. The United States of America - The United States of America

  39. 8.5/10
  40. Meet The Residents - The Residents
  41. In The Aeroplane Over The Sea - Neutral Milk Hotel
  42. Tri Repetae - Autechre

  43. 8.4/10
  44. The Beatles - The Beatles
  45. Loveless - My Bloody Valentine
  46. The Doors - The Doors
  47. Yes - Morphine
  48. The Charm Of The Highway Strip - The Magnetic Fields
  49. Enter The Wu-Tang (36 Chambers) - Wu-Tang Clan

  50. 8.3/10
  51. Surfer Rosa - Pixies

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.