Rock: The Greatest Albums

  1. Theeeeee Greatest (or atleast my favorite, hard to tell which is which...)
  2. Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band - Trout Mask Replica (1968)
  3. The Velvet Underground - White Light/White Heat (1968)
  4. Serge Gainsbourg - Histoire de Melody Nelson (1971)
  5. Pere Ubu - The Modern Dance (1978)
  6. Public Image Ltd. - Metal Box (1979)
  7. My Bloody Valentine - Loveless (1991)

  8. First Tier
  9. Bob Dylan - Blonde on Blonde (1966)
  10. Frank Zappa - Absolutely Free (1967)
  11. The Velvet Underground - The Velvet Underground & Nico (1967)
  12. Van Morrison - Astral Weeks (1968)
  13. The Rolling Stones - Exile on Main St. (1972)
  14. Brian Eno - Another Green World (1975)
  15. The Pop Group - Y (1979)
  16. Les Rallizes Dénudés - '77 Live (Released 1991)
  17. Glenn Branca - The Acension (1981)
  18. Hüsker Dü - Zen Arcade (1984)
  19. Sonic Youth - Daydream Nation (1988)
  20. Royal Trux - Twin Infinitives (1990)
  21. Talk Talk - Laughing Stock (1991)
  22. Slint - Spiderland (1991)
  23. Built To Spill - Perfect From Now On (1997)
  24. Dirty Three - Ocean Songs (1998)
  25. Current 93 - Calling for Vanished Faces (1999)

  26. Second Tier
  27. The Doors - The Doors (1967)
  28. Pärson Sound - Pärson Sound (Recorded 1967-68, Released 2001)
  29. Jimi Hendrix - Electric Ladyland (1968)
  30. The Stooges - Fun House (1970)
  31. Frank Zappa - Burnt Weeny Sandwhich (1970)
  32. Nico - Desertshore (1970)
  33. Faust - Faust (1971)
  34. Neu! - Neu! (1971)
  35. Nick Drake - Pink Moon (1972)
  36. The Residents - Meet The Residents (1974)
  37. Robert Wyatt - Rock Bottom (1974)
  38. Television - Marquee Moon (1977)
  39. Pere Ubu - Dub Housing (1979)
  40. The Feelies - Crazy Rhythms (1980)
  41. Glenn Branca - The Acension (1981)
  42. Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds - The Good Son (1990)
  43. Marc Ribot - Rootless Cosmopolitans (1990)i>
  44. Red House Painters - Down Colourfull Hill (1992)
  45. Vampire Rodents - Lullaby Land (1993)
  46. Boredoms - Vision Creation Newsun (2001)
  47. Joanna Newsom - Ys (2006)

  48. Third Tier
  49. The Sonics - Here Are The Sonics!! (1965)
  50. Pink Floyd - The Piper At The Gates Of Dawn (1967)
  51. Leonard Cohen - The Songs Of Leonard Cohen (1968)
  52. Frank Zappa - Uncle Meat (1969)
  53. MC5 - Kick Out The Jams (1969)
  54. King Crimson - In The Court of The Crimson King (1969)
  55. The Who - Live At Leeds (1970)
  56. Can - Tago Mago (1971)
  57. John Martyn - Inside Out (1973)
  58. Tom Waits - Small Change (1976)
  59. Suicide - Suicide (1977)
  60. Pere Ubu - New Picnic Time (1978)
  61. Dead Kennedys - Fresh Fruit For Rotting Vegetables (1980)
  62. Minutemen - Double Nickles on the Dime (1984)
  63. Tom Waits - Rain Dogs (1985)
  64. David Thomas - Monster Walks the Winter Lake (1986)
  65. Talk Talk - Spirit of Eden (1988)
  66. Fugazi - Repeater (1990)
  67. Fushitsusha - Live II (1991)
  68. Earth - Earth 2: Special Low-Frequency Version (1993)
  69. Bark Psychosis - Hex (1994)
  70. Shellac - At Action Park (1994)
  71. Swans - Soundtracks for the Blind (1996)
  72. Flying Luttenbachers - Gods Of Chaos (1997)
  73. Eels - Electro-Shock Blues (1998)
  74. Radiohead - Kid A (2000)
  75. Godspeed You! Black Emperor - Lift Your Skinny Fists Like Antennas to Heaven (2000)
  76. Animal Collective - Spirit They're Gone, Spirit They've Vanished (2000)
  77. The Microphones - The Glow Pt. 2 (2001)
  78. The Microphones - Mount Eerie (2003)
  79. Panda Bear - Person Pitch (2007)
  80. The Antlers - Hospice (2009)

That poll seemed way too absurd. I decided to delete it.

I liked Cuntslut. It reminded me of my childhood.

I was rather partial to Poodaddy myself. P.T. Quiffs for short.

"mother of all saints" "" or "passion"? also, do you really think that willpower is better than temple of moprning star?

Mother Of All Saints is a tricky one. I can appreciate it, the way it connects avant-garde noise with indie rock but I just don't love it. I appreciate it, as I appreciate the technology in my phone, but I don't love it. And Passion is in my electronic list, I just can't view that as rock.

And I haven't heard Temple Of The Morning Star. I've got it ready to listen, I just haven't got round to clicking play yet.

I'm a little surprised to see no Tim Buckley albums on here, especially as Van Morrison, Dylan and Neil Young are on here; the first two with high placements. He just not particularly float your boat?

PiL? hmmm, i will happily revisit that dejected masterpiece...along with Flowers of Romance and a few ditties from the Sex Pistols. but,...,...,ANOTHER GREEN WORLD? i guess i really need to revisit Eno's "pop" albums-- Here Come The Warm Jets through Before and After Science...gladly, and of course Current 93 who i think i enjoyed.

on your top tier section title: i have yet to wrap my head around either concept of "FAVORITE" albums or "GREATEST" albums; there is some disconnect with me and those definite articles. despite that, i feel i can make those claims for songs--usually more difficult for others to be comfortable with. um? om...olé!

I guess that Eno cut is well, urhggggh, kinda the shadowy morning fog over the line between rational, logical 'great' & emotional, personal 'favorite'. Other Eno albums are proberly better to other people, and maybe they might be technically or emotionally better, whatever etc etc, I just. This album has meant a lot to me, and I'm not gonna get all airy-fairy-julian-clary but it did help through some pretty shitty moments and so I guess that is a biased choice, but when it comes to 'greatest/favorite/most wonderful' style list making, show me an unbiased list?? Isn't that actual process of making a list upon tastes, intrinsically biased by personal opinion? Isn't that the point of this kinda list? So yeaaaah, I can see what you meaan by your capitals letters (presumably denoting shock, surprise, anger, depression?).

gotcha, i have a bunch of those albums that got (are getting) me through some shitty times. and, yes, all lists are biased just as all proofs are biased no matter the science - there will always be a new discovery, a shattering of sound proofs (currently i think Gravity is falling a bit, Relativity is gettin' fuzzy, and Hawking is preying on his own theories, but::I DO NOT FOLLOW CURRENT SCIENCE, AND I AM NOT EVEN AN AMATEUR OF WHAT IS COMMON KNOWLEDGE!!!!!)

i will still give it a go, along with the other heavy favorite of most Here Come The Warm Jets though Before and After Science is my favorite of his song albums. i am thinking of just going with pure favorite, or the polar opposite arrogant approach - THE GREATEST ALBUMS OF ALL-TIMES!! as David Thomas said somewhere referring to people angry with his claim that he is the greatest singer currently alive (or something to that effect): "it's not arrogance if it's true" (i read it on or possibly in one of the box-sets i have of his career).

love the list.