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The Virgin All-Time Album Top 1000 List - 2000

“So, what is the greatest album of all time? Now in it’s third edition, All-time Top 1000 Albums is as close to a definitive answer as you can get. It’s the chart of charts, the poll of polls, based on the widest range of views and opinions ever collected: more than 200,000 votes collected by post, fax and email from all over the world”. Published by Virgin in 2000.

At the beginning of the book there are several Top 50 lists for individual genres. I have reprinted some of them, after the main list, concentrating on the ones based on votes, rather than Larkin’s personal selections.

The rules on compilations is a bit odd: “…we do not allow them to be counted because the idea is for the album to be a showcase of songs put together by an artist at a particular time… [apart from] the odd renegade like Legend by Bob Marley and the Wailers or Big Ones by Aerosmith… as there were so many votes for them I would have distorted the final picture if I had not included them”. (So if enough people vote for a compilation it’ll get in, even though people aren’t allowed to vote for them!).

Oasis’ Be Here Now has had a rather spectacular change in fortunes: No 36 in 1998, it’s now at No 459!!

See Also:

›› Virgin Megastores Chart of the century
›› The full 1994 Colin Larkin list
›› The Full 1998 Colin Larkin List



Revolver


1. Beatles – Revolver
2. Radiohead – the Bends
3. Beatles – Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band
4. Radiohead – OK Computer
5. Beatles – Beatles (White Album)
6. REM – Automatic for the People
7. Dylan, Bob – Blood on the Tracks
8. Beatles – Abbey Road
9. Pink Floyd – Dark Side of the Moon
10. Smiths – Queen is Dead
11. Love – Forever Changes
12. Stone Roses – Stone Roses
13. Velvet Underground - & Nico
14. Davis, Miles – Kind of Blue
15. U2 – Unforgettable Fire
16. Morrison, Van – Astral Weeks
17. Nirvana – Nevermind
18. Beach Boys – Pet Sounds
19. Prince – Sign o’ the Times
20. Springsteen, Bruce – Born to Run
21. Oasis – (What’s the Story) Morning Glory
22. Beatles – A Hard Day’s Night
23. Bowie, David – Hunky Dory
24. Mitchell, Joni – Blue
25. U2 – Joshua Tree
26. Dylan, Bob – Highway 61 Revisited
27. Bowie, David – Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust & the Spiders from Mars
28. Massive Attack – Blue Lines
29. Sex Pistols – Never Mind the Bollocks, Here’s the…
30. Pink Floyd – the Wall
31. Fleetwood Mac – Rumours
32. Hendrix, Jimi – Electric Ladyland
33. Dylan, Bob – Blonde on Blonde
34. Beatles – Rubber Soul
35. Rolling Stones – Exile on Main Street
36. U2 – Achtung Baby
37. Clash – London Calling
38. Pink Floyd – Wish You Were Here
39. Gaye, Marvin – What’s Going On
40. Rolling Stones – Let it Bleed
41. Portishead – Dummy
42. Led Zeppelin – (IV)
43. Simon, Paul – Graceland
44. Oasis – Definitely Maybe
45. Band – Band
46. Doors – Doors
47. Bowie, David – Low
48. Who – Who’s Next
49. REM – Out of Time
50. Captain Beefheart & his Magic Band – Trout Mask Replica
51. Morissette, Alanis – Jagged Little Pill
52. Who – Tommy
53. Television – Marquee Moon
54. Beck – Odelay
55. Drake, Nick – Five Leaves Left
56. Smiths – Smiths
57. Blondie – Parallel Lines
58. Reed, Lou – Transformer
59. Leftfield – Leftism
60. Marley, Bob & the Wailers – Legend
61. Led Zeppelin – Led Zeppelin
62. Young, Neil – After the Goldrush
63. Hendrix, Jimi – Are You Experienced?
64. Jackson, Michael – Thriller
65. My Bloody Valentine – Loveless
66. Simon & Garfunkel – Bridge Over Troubled Water
67. Eagles – Hotel California
68. Air – Moon Safari
69. Stereophonics – Performance and Cocktails
70. Pearl Jam – Ten
71. Morrison, Van – St Dominic’s Preview
72. Prince – Purple Rain
73. Amos, Tori – Little Earthquakes
74. King, Carole – Tapestry
75. Travis – Man Who
76. Smashing Pumpkins – Mellon Collie & the Infinite Sadness
77. Björk – Debut
78. Corrs – Talk on Corners
79. Morrison, Van – Moondance
80. Crowded House – Woodface
81. Led Zeppelin – II
82. Gabriel, Peter – So
83. Crosby, Stills & Nash – Crosby, Stills & Nash
84. Rolling Stones – Sticky Fingers
85. Coltrane, John – A Love Supreme
86. John, Elton – Goodbye Yellow Brick Road
87. Bush, Kate – Hounds of Love
88. Metallica – Metallica (Black Album)
89. Wonder, Stevie – Songs in the Key of Life
90. Redding, Otis – Otis Blue
91. Police – Synchronicity
92. Public Enemy – It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold us Back
93. Young, Neil – Harvest
94. Cure – Disintegration
95. Blur – Parklife
96. Queen – A Night at the Opera
97. Beastie Boys – Licensed to Ill
98. Moby Grape – Moby Grape
99. Buckley, Jeff – Grace
100. Sinatra, Frank – Songs for Swingin’ Lovers
101. Beastie Boys – Paul’s Boutique
102. Oldfield, Mike – Tubular Bells
103. Grateful Dead – American Beauty
104. Van Halen – Van Halen
105. Metallica – Master of Puppets
106. Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young – Déjà vu
107. AC/DC – Back in Black
108. Def Leppard – Hysteria
109. Smashing Pumpkins – Siamese Dream
110. Counting Crows – August and Everything
111. Led Zeppelin – Physical Graffiti
112. Garbage – Garbage
113. John, Elton – Don’t Shoot Me, I’m Only the Piano Player
114. Pixies – Doolittle
115. Abba – Gold: Greatest Hits
116. Mitchell, Joni – Court and Spark
117. Led Zeppelin – Houses of the Holy
118. Steely Dan – Aja
119. Beatles – Help!
120. Madonna – Like a Prayer
121. Meat Loaf – Bat Out of Hell
122. U2 – War
123. Zappa, Frank – Hot Rats
124. Young, Neil – Everybody Knows This is Nowhere
125. Sinatra, Frank – Sings for Only the Lonely
126. Captain Beefheart & his Magic Band – Clear Spot
127. Dylan, Bob – Freewheelin’
128. Lennon, John – Imagine
129. Stills, Stephen – Stephen Stills
130. Yes – Close to the Edge
131. Drake, Nick – Pink Moon
132. Stooges – Fun House
133. Dylan, Bob – Another Side of
134. Smiths – Meat is Murder
135. Primal Scream – Screamadelica
136. Dr Dre - Chronic
137. Guns ‘n’ Roses – Appetite for Destruction
138. De la Soul – 3 Feet High and Rising
139. REM – Green
140. Pavement – Slanted and Enchanted
141. Kinks – Are the Village Green Preservation Society
142. Red Hot Chili Peppers – Blood Sugar Sex Magik
143. Wonder, Stevie – Innervisions
144. Pogues – Rum, Sodomy and the Lash
145. Wu Tang Clan – Enter the Wu Tang (36 Chambers)
146. Bowie, David – Aladdin Sane
147. Hendrix, Jimi – Axis: Bold as Love
148. Mitchell, Joni – For the Roses
149. Cohen, Leonard – Songs of
150. Michael, George – Older
151. Prince – Parade
152. Costello, Elvis – This Year’s Model
153. Davis, Miles – In a Silent Way
154. Who – Quadrophenia
155. Davis, Miles – Sketches of Spain
156. Crosby, David – If Only I Could Remember my Name
157. Beatles – 1962-1966 (Red Album)
158. Byrds – Notorious Byrd Brothers
159. ABC – Lexicon of Love
160. Springsteen, Bruce – Born in the USA
161. Dead Kennedys – Fresh Fruit for Rotting Vegetables
162. REM – Life’s Rich Pageant
163. Pink Floyd – Piper at the Gates of Dawn
164. Offspring – Americana
165. Buffalo Springfield – Again
166. Deep Purple – Machine Head
167. Suede – Dog Man Star
168. Pixies – Surfer Rosa
169. Texas – White on Blonde
170. Prefab Sprout – Steve McQueen
171. Springfield, Dusty – Dusty in Memphis
172. Captain Beefheart & his Magic Band – Safe as Milk
173. John, Elton – Captain Fantastic and the Brown Dirt Cowboy
174. Jefferson Airplane – Surrealistic Pillow
175. Reed, Lou – New York
176. Chemical Brothers – Dig Your Own Hole
177. Aerosmith – Toys in the Attic
178. Clark, Gene – No Other
179. Marley, Bob & the Wailers – Live!
180. Clash – Clash
181. Jam – Setting Sons
182. Cream – Disraeli Gears
183. Cure – Pornography
184. Fleetwood Mac – Fleetwood Mac (1975)
185. Bowie, David – Heroes
186. REM – New Adventures in Hi Fi
187. Roxy Music – Avalon
188. Big Star – # 1 Record
189. Dylan, Bob – Bringing it all Back Home
190. Sinatra, Frank – September of my Years
191. Boston – Boston
192. Smiths – Hatful of Hollow
193. King Crimson – In the Court of the Crimson King
194. Clash – Sandanista!
195. Young, Neil – On the Beach
196. Beastie Boys – Check Your Head
197. Byrds – Younger Than Yesterday
198. Green Day – Dookie
199. Manic Street Preachers – Everything Must Go
200. McLachlan, Sarah – Fumbling Towards Ecstasy
201. Madonna – Ray of Light
202. Santana – Abraxas
203. Dylan, Bob – John Wesley Harding
204. Beatles – For Sale
205. Doors – Strange Days
206. REM – Reckoning
207. Steely Dan – Can’t Buy a Thrill
208. DJ Shadow – Endtroducing
209. Underworld – Dubnobasswithmyheadman
210. West Side Story – Original Film Soundtrack (1952)
211. Massive Attack – Protection
212. REM – Murmur
213. Verve – Urban Hymns
214. Bowie, David – Station to Station
215. Roxy Music – Roxy Music
216. Pulp – Different Class
217. Mitchell, Joni – Hissing of Summer Lawns
218. Cocteau Twins – Heaven or Las Vegas
219. Dire Straits – Brothers in Arms
220. Suede – Suede
221. Eurythmics – Touch
222. Orb – Adventures Beyond the Ultraworld
223. Morrissey – Viva Hate
224. 2Pac – All Eyez on Me
225. Jane’s Addiction – Nothing’s Shocking
226. Rage Against the Machine – Rage Against the Machine
227. Talking Heads – Remain in Light
228. Taylor, James – Sweet Baby James
229. Byrds – Sweetheart of the Rodeo
230. Beach Boys – Surf’s Up
231. REM – Fables of the Reconstruction
232. Ramones – Ramones
233. Kinks – Something Else
234. Marilyn Manson – Mechanical Animals
235. Jackson, Michael – Off the Wall
236. Stewart, Rod – Every Picture Tells a Story
237. Pavement – Crooked Rain, Crooked Rain
238. Doors – LA Woman
239. Beatles – 1967-1970 (Blue Album)
240. Young, Neil – Rust Never Sleeps
241. Lang, kd – Ingénue
242. Grateful Dead – Live Dead
243. Phair, Liz – Exile in Guyville
244. Lennon, John – Plastic Ono Band
245. Saturday Night Fever – Film Soundtrack
246. Joel, Billy – the Stranger
247. U2 – Zooropa
248. Brown, James – Live at the Apollo Vol 1
249. Joy Division – Unknown Pleasures
250. Placebo – Placebo
251. Jam – All Mod Cons
252. Pulp – His ‘n’ Hers
253. Grease – Original Film Soundtrack
254. Fairport Convention – Liege & Lief
255. Pink Floyd – Meddle
256. Cure – Kiss Me, Kiss Me, Kiss Me
257. Soundgarden – Superunknown
258. Simply Red – Stars
259. Franklin, Aretha – Lady Soul
260. Def Leppard – Pyromania
261. Mingus, Charles – Mingus Ah Um
262. Velvet Underground – Velvet Underground (3rd Album)
263. Journey – Escape
264. Costello, Elvis – Armed Forces
265. AC/DC – Highway to Hell
266. Costello, Elvis – My Aim is True
267. Byrds – Mr Tambourine Man
268. Madonna – Like a Virgin
269. Prodigy – Fat of the Land
270. Jackson, Michael – HIStory: Past, Present and Future Book 1
271. Blur – Blur
272. Manic Street Preachers – Holy Bible
273. Chapman, Tracy – Tracy Chapman
274. Prodigy – Music for the Jilted Generation
275. Beatles – With the…
276. Garbage – Version 2.0
277. Nirvana – In Utero
278. Alice in Chains – Dirt
279. Joy Division – Closer
280. Depeche Mode – Violator
281. Fairport Convention – What We Did on Our Holidays
282. Rolling Stones – Beggars Banquet
283. Ellington, Duke – Blanton Webster Years
284. Jackson, Michael – Bad
285. Marley, Bob & the Wailers – Catch a Fire
286. Nine Inch Nails – Pretty Hate Machine
287. Derek & the Dominos – Layla & Other Assorted Love Songs
288. Fagen, Donald – Nightfly
289. Verve – A Northern Soul
290. Byrds – Fifth Dimension
291. Smith, Patti – Horses
292. Steely Dan – Pretzel Logic
293. Davis, Miles – Bitches Brew
294. Supertramp – Breakfast in America
295. Velvet Underground – Loaded
296. Tricky – Maxinquaye
297. Marley, Bob & the Wailers – Natty Dread
298. Costello, Elvis – Get Happy!!
299. Waits, Tom – Rain Dogs
300. Rolling Stones – Some Girls
301. Radiohead – Pablo Honey
302. Iggy & the Stooges – Raw Power
303. Aerosmith – Get a Grip
304. Guns ‘n’ Roses – Use Your Illusion II
305. Pink Floyd – Animals
306. Drake, Nick – Bryter Layter
307. Steely Dan – Countdown to Ecstasy
308. Sting – Ten Summoners Tales
309. Velvet Underground – White Light/White Heat
310. Jewel – Pieces of You
311. Live – Throwing Copper
312. Traffic – Traffic (3rd Album)
313. Crow, Sheryl – Tuesday Night Music Club
314. Reed, Lou – Berlin
315. Zappa, Frank & the Mothers of Invention – Freak Out
316. Nirvana – MTV Unplugged in New York
317. Yes – Yes Album
318. Madonna – Madonna
319. Big Star – Radio City
320. NWA – Straight Outta Compton
321. Costello, Elvis – Imperial Bedroom
322. Wonder, Stevie – Talking Book
323. Bad Company – Bad Company
324. Parsons, Gram – Grievous Angel
325. Jackson, Michael – Dangerous
326. Who – Sell Out
327. Martyn, John – Grace & Danger
328. Springsteen, Bruce – Tunnel of Love
329. Collins, Phil – Face Value
330. U2 – Rattle & Hum
331. Love – Da Capo
332. Spirit – Twelve Dreams of Dr Sardonicus
333. Nelson, Oliver – Blues and the Abstract Truth
334. Beatles – Magical Mystery Tour
335. Spiritualized – Lazer Guided Melodies
336. Cranberries – Everybody Else is Doing it, So Why Can’t We?
337. Small Faces – Ogden’s Nut Gone Flake
338. Simon & Garfunkel – Bookends
339. Coltrane, John – Blue Trane
340. Madonna – Erotica
341. Michael, George – Faith
342. Stevens, Cat – Tea for the Tillerman
343. Zappa, Frank & the Mothers of Invention – We’re Only In it for the Money
344. Notorious BIG – Life After Death
345. Blue Nile – Hats
346. ELO – Out of the Blue
347. Bon Jovi – Slippery When Wet
348. Black Sabbath – Paranoid
349. Davis, Miles – Birth of the Cool
350. Depeche Mode – Music for the Masses
351. Iron Maiden – Number of the Beast
352. Franklin, Aretha – I Never Loved a Man the Way I Love You
353. Miller, Steve Band – Sailor
354. Twain, Shania – Come On Over
355. ZZ Top – Eliminator
356. Who – Live at Leeds
357. Jarrett, Keith – Köln Concert
358. Springsteen, Bruce – Wild, the Innocent and the E Street Shuffle
359. Sinatra, Frank – In the Wee Small Hours
360. Charles, Ray – Genius + Soul = Jazz
361. Led Zeppelin – III
362. Allman Brothers – At Fillmore East/Fillmore Concerts
363. Manic Street Preachers – Generation Terrorists
364. Gaye, Marvin – Let’s Get it On
365. Bush, Kate – the Dreaming
366. Amos, Tori – Boys for Pele
367. Eurythmics – Savage
368. Sinatra, Frank – Swing Easy!
369. Traffic – John Barleycorn Must Die
370. Sting – Dream of the Blue Turtles
371. Grateful Dead – Workingman’s Dead
372. Gomez – Bring it on
373. John, Elton – Elton John
374. Waits, Tom – Swordfishtrombones
375. Police – Outlandos D’Amour
376. Grateful Dead – Anthem of the Sun
377. Eno, Brian – Here Come the Warm Jets
378. Dylan, Bob – Times They are a Changin’
379. Gray, Macy – On How Life is
380. Eurythmics – Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This)
381. Jesus & Mary Chain – Psychocandy
382. Reed, Lou – Rock ‘n’ Roll Animal
383. Marley, Bob & the Wailers – Burnin’
384. Cars – the Cars
385. Seal – Seal (1991)
386. Teenage Fanclub – Bandwagonesque
387. Rolling Stones – Aftermath
388. Van Halen – 1984
389. Simple Minds – Once Upon a Time
390. Charles, Ray – Genius of
391. Mayall, John – Blues Breakers with Eric Clapton
392. Coltrane, John – My Favorite Things
393. John, Elton – Tumbleweed Connection
394. Talking Heads – Stop Making Sense
395. Harris, Emmylou – Wrecking Ball
396. Talking Heads – 77
397. Snoop Doggy Dogg – Doggystyle
398. Police – Reggatta da Blanc
399. Davis, Miles – Miles Smiles
400. Miller, Steve Band – Fly Like an Eagle
401. Foo Fighters – Foo Fighters
402. Holly, Buddy – Story
403. Pretenders – II
404. Monk, Thelonious – Genius of Modern Music Vols 1 & 2
405. Rollins, Sonny – Saxophone Colossus
406. Incredible String Band – Hangman’s Beautiful Daughter
407. Blue Nile – A Walk Across the Rooftops
408. Creed – My Own Prison
409. Metallica - …and Justice for All
410. Young, Neil – Zuma
411. Basie, Count – Atomic Mr Basie
412. Earle, Steve – Copperhead Road
413. Wonder, Stevie – Fullfillingness’ First Finale
414. A Tribe Called Quest – Low End Theory
415. Beach Boys – Smiley Smile
416. Pearl Jam – Vs.
417. Parker, Charlie – Complete Savoy Sessions
418. Rolling Stones – Rolling Stones
419. Talk Talk – Spirit of Eden
420. INXS – Kick
421. Simon, Paul – There Goes Rhymin’ Simon
422. Thompson, Richard & Linda – Shoot Out the Lights
423. Gaye, Marvin – I Want You
424. Hooker, John Lee – Healer
425. Springsteen, Bruce – Nebraska
426. Mingus, Charles – Black Saint and the Sinner Lady
427. Stranglers – No More Heroes
428. Pink Floyd – Saucerful of Secrets
429. Pixies – Bossanova
430. Hardin, Tim – II
431. Morrison, Van – Veedon Fleece
432. Chic – Risqué
433. Eurythmics – Be Yourself Tonight
434. Hancock, Herbie – Maiden Voyage
435. Fleetwood Mac – Peter Green’s…
436. No Doubt – Tragic Kingdom
437. Blind Faith – Blind Faith
438. Dylan, Bob – Oh Mercy
439. Cooder, Ry & Various Artists – Buena Vista Social Club
440. Eurythmics – Revenge
441. Fall – This Nation’s Saving Grace
442. Kiss – Dressed to Kill
443. Browne, Jackson – For Everyman
444. Nine Inch Nails – Downward Spiral
445. Soul II Soul – Club Classics Vol 1
446. Talking Heads – Fear of Music
447. Marley, Bob & the Wailers – Rastaman Vibration
448. Mulligan, Gerry – Meets Ben Webster
449. Beach Boys – Sunflower
450. Eric B & Rakim – Paid in Full
451. Charles, Ray – Genius Hits the Road
452. Band – Music From Big Pink
453. Cline, Patsy – Showcase
454. Cooke, Sam – Man and His Music (compilation)
455. Winwood, Steve – Arc of a Diver
456. Browne, Jackson – I’m Alive
457. Bon Jovi – These Days
458. REM – Up
459. Oasis – Be Here Now
460. Ellington, Duke – At Newport (released 1957)
461. Sinatra, Frank – Sinatra at the Sands
462. Bush, Kate – Kick Inside
463. Gaye, Marvin – Trouble Man
464. Pearl Jam – Yield
465. Evans, Bill – Waltz for Debby
466. Smith, Will – Big Willie Style
467. Marley, Bob & the Wailers – African Herbsman
468. Newman, Randy – Little Criminals
469. Little Feat – Sailin’ Shoes
470. Davis, Miles – My Funny Valentine
471. Bush – Sixteen Stone
472. Oliver! – Original Film Soundtrack (1968)
473. Fitzgerald, Ella – George & Ira Gershwin Songbook
474. World Party – Goodbye Jumbo
475. Costello, Elvis – Blood & Chocolate
476. Newman, Randy – Lonely at the Top (compilation)
477. Davis, Miles – Milestones
478. Gaye, Marvin – Midnight Love
479. Nuggets: Original Artefacts From the First Psychedelic Era – Various Artists
480. Hawkins, Coleman – Body & Soul (compilation)
481. Bowie, David – Young Americans
482. Aerosmith – Permanent Vacation
483. Little Richard – the Fabulous…
484. Roxy Music – Country Life
485. Echo & the Bunnymen – Heaven Up Here
486. MC5 – Kick Out the Jams
487. Morrison, Van – Avalon Sunset
488. Redding, Otis – Complete & Unbelievable: the Dictionary of Soul
489. Bon Jovi – Keep the Faith
490. Fitzgerald, Ella – Sings the Cole Porter Songbook
491. Mingus, Charles – Mingus Mingus Mingus Mingus Mingus
492. Queen – Sheer Heart Attack
493. Spice Girls – Spice
494. Doors – Waiting for the Sun
495. Cohen, Leonard – I’m Your Man
496. Marley, Bob & the Wailers – Kaya
497. Jackson, Joe – Night and Day
498. Gaye, Marvin – Here, My Dear
499. Bragg, Billy – Worker’s Playtime
500. Cohen, Leonard – Songs of Love & Hate
501. ZZ Top – Tres Hombres
502. Moody Blues – In Search of the Lost Chord
503. Everything but the Girl – Eden
504. Steely Dan – Gaucho
505. Buffalo Springfield – Last Time Around
506. Disposable Heroes of Hiphoprisy – Hypocrisy is the Greatest Luxury
507. Buckley, Tim – Starsailor
508. Dury, Ian & the Blockheads – New Boots & Panties
509. Browne, Jackson – Pretender
510. Spence, Alexander ‘Skip’ – Oar
511. Richie, Lionel – Can’t Slow Down
512. Vaughan, Stevie Ray – Sky is Crying
513. Jethro Tull – Stand Up
514. Blige, Mary J – What’s the 411?
515. Wings – Band on the Run
516. Buckley, Tim – Hello & Goodbye
517. Traffic – Mr Fantasy
518. Madonna – Bedtime Stories
519. Holly, Buddy & the Crickets – Chirping Crickets
520. Jethro Tull – Songs from the Wood
521. Grateful Dead – In the Dark
522. Toots & the Maytals – Reggae Greats (compilation)
523. Carpenters – Singles 1969-1973
524. Springsteen, Bruce – River
525. Little Richard – Here’s…
526. Davis, Miles – Round About Midnight
527. Holiday, Billie – Lady in Autumn
528. Eagles – One of These Nights
529. Hendrix, Jimi – Band of Gypsys
530. Madness – One Step Beyond
531. Ellington, Duke – Money Jungle
532. Jackson, Janet – Janet
533. Deep Purple – Burn
534. Petty, Tom – Full Moon Fever
535. Wire – Pink Flag
536. Rolling Stones – Black and Blue
537. Petty, Tom & the Heartbreakers – Damn the Torpedoes
538. Aerosmith – Rocks
539. Stevens, Cat – Teaser & the Firecat
540. Costello, Elvis – King of America
541. Springsteen, Bruce – Darkness at the Edge of Town
542. Badu, Erykah – Baduism
543. Collective Soul – Collective Soul
544. Judas Priest – Unleashed in the East
545. Sinatra, Frank – Nice ‘n’ Easy
546. New Order - Republic
547. Roxy Music – Stranded
548. Ellington, Duke – Ellington Indigos
549. McGarrigle, Kate & Anna – Kate & Anna McGarrigle
550. Charles, Ray – Modern Sounds in Country & Western Music
551. Weller, Paul – Wild Wood
552. Damned – Damned Damned Damned
553. Quicksilver Messenger Service – Happy Trails
554. Kinks – Face to Face
555. Little Feat – Last Record Album
556. Grateful Dead – From the Mars Hotel
557. Jellyfish – Bellybutton
558. Franklin, Aretha – Aretha Now
559. My Fair Lady – Original Broadway Cast (1956)
560. Smith, Jimmy – Organ Grinder Swing
561. Harris, Emmylou – Pieces of the Sky
562. Collins, Phil – Hello, I Must be Going
563. Little Feat – Dixie Chicken
564. Rollins, Sonny – Sonny Rollins Vol 2
565. Fall – Shift Work
566. Mayall, John – Bare Wires
567. Van Halen – II
568. Rolling Stones – Steel Wheels
569. Redding, Otis – Soul Album
570. Metheny, Pat – Travels
571. Living Colour – Vivid
572. Gordon, Dexter – Our Man in Paris
573. Hayes, Isaac – Hot Buttered Soul
574. Jethro Tull – This Was
575. Spirit – Family That Plays Together
576. Metallica – Kill ‘Em All
577. Crowded House – Together Alone
578. Cranberries – No Need to Argue
579. Dylan, Bob – Nashville Skyline
580. Yellowman – Operation Radication
581. Morrissey – Your Arsenal
582. Newman, Randy – Sail Away
583. Bone Thugs & Harmony – E 1999 Eternal
584. Morgan, Lee - Sidewinder
585. O’Connor, Sinéad – I Do Not Want What I Have Not Got
586. King, BB – Live at the Regal
587. Led Zeppelin – Song Remains the Same
588. Aerosmith – Big Ones
589. Weller, Paul – Stanley Road
590. Ian, Janis – Between the Lines
591. Jefferson Airplane – Crown of Creation
592. Waits, Tom – Bone Machine
593. INXS – X
594. Browne, Jackson – Late for the Sky
595. Jefferson Airplane – After Bathing at Baxters
596. Zappa, Frank – One Size Fits All
597. Stereophonics – Word Gets Around
598. Big Youth – Dreadlocks Dread
599. Dire Straits – Making Movies
600. New Order – Substance
601. Smiths – Strangeways, Here We Come
602. AC/DC – For Those About to Rock, We Salute You
603. Roxy Music – For Your Pleasure
604. Thompson, Richard & Linda – Hokey Pokey
605. Zappa, Frank – Apostrophe (‘)
606. Family – Music in a Doll’s House
607. Jefferson Airplane – Volunteers
608. Silver, Horace Quintet – Song for My Father
609. Santana – Caravanserai
610. Aerosmith – Nine Lives
611. Hootie & the Blowfish – Cracked Rear View Mirror
612. James – Stutter
613. Siouxsie & the Banshees – the Scream
614. Squeeze – East Side Story
615. Raitt, Bonnie – Nick of Time
616. Sinatra, Frank – Come Fly With Me
617. Public Enemy – Fear of a Black Planet
618. Wilco – Being There
619. Presley, Elvis – Elvis Presley (1956)
620. Flying Burrito Brothers – Gilded Palace of Sin
621. Joel, Billy – 52nd Street
622. Beatles – Please Please Me
623. REM – Document
624. Teenage Fanclub – Grand Prix
625. Traffic – Low Spark of the High Heeled Boys
626. U Roy – Dread Inna Babylon
627. Happy Mondays – Pills ‘n’ Thrills & Bellyaches
628. Rush – Permanent Waves
629. Johnson, Robert – King of the Delta Blues Singers
630. Morrison, Van – His Band & Street Choir
631. Eagles – Desperado
632. Joplin, Janis – Pearl
633. Enigma – Cross of Changes
634. Braxton, Toni – Secrets
635. Stone Temple Pilots – Purple
636. Fitzgerald, Ella & Louis Armstrong – Ella & Louis
637. Zombies – Odyssey & Oracle
638. Mayall, John – A Hard Road
639. Cocker, Joe – With a Little Help From My Friends
640. Human League – Dare
641. Tosh, Peter – Equal Rights
642. Fitzgerald, Ella – Sings the Rodgers & Hart Songbook
643. Redding, Otis – Sings Great Soul Ballads
644. 10,000 Maniacs – In My Tribe
645. Wonder, Stevie – Music of My Mind
646. Cure – Wish
647. Offspring – Smash
648. Beach Boys – Holland
649. Jansch, Bert – Bert Jansch (1965)
650. Eminem – Slim Shady LP
651. Springsteen, Bruce – Greetings from Asbury Park, NJ
652. Dylan, Bob – Time Out of Mind
653. La’s – La’s
654. Belle & Sebastian – If You’re Feeling Sinister
655. Brand Nubian – One for All
656. Bon Jovi – New Jersey
657. Tangerine Dream – Phaedra
658. Spirit – Spirit
659. Gill, Vince – I Still Believe in You
660. Blood, Sweat & Tears – Blood, Sweat & Tears (2nd Album)
661. Captain Beefheart & his Magic Band – Strictly Personal
662. Beach Boys – Friends
663. Davis, Miles – Complete Live at the Plugged Nickel 1965
664. Stewart, Al – Love Chronicles
665. Thompson, Richard – Rumor & Sigh
666. Eels – Beautiful Freak
667. James, Etta – Tell Mama
668. Moody Blues – On the Threshold of a Dream
669. Metheny, Pat – Offramp
670. Black Crowes – Southern Harmony & the Musical Companion
671. Williams, Robbie – I’ve Been Expecting You
672. Eno, Brian – Another Green World
673. Thin Lizzy – Jailbreak
674. Grateful Dead – Aoxomoxoa
675. Wire – 154
676. Miller, Steve Band – Brave New World
677. Cash, Johnny – At Folsom Prison
678. Eagles – Eagles
679. Smith, Jimmy – Got My Mojo Workin’
680. Allman Brothers – Eat a Peach
681. Genesis – Duke
682. Eve6 – Eve6
683. Hill, Lauryn – Miseducation of…
684. Martyn, John – Bless the Weather
685. Styx – Grand Illusion
686. Deep Purple – In Rock
687. Coltrane, John – Impressions
688. Fairport Convention – Unhalfbricking
689. Forrest Gump – Original Film Soundtrack
690. Talking Heads – More Songs About Buildings and Food
691. Newman, Randy – 12 Songs
692. Def Leppard – Euphoria
693. Morrison, Van – It’s Too Late to Stop Now
694. Armatrading, Joan – Armatrading
695. Suede – Coming Up
696. Jethro Tull – Aqualung
697. Sonic Youth – Daydream Nation
698. Bowie, David – Space Oddity
699. Sugar – Copper Blue
700. Guy, Buddy – Damn Right I Got the Blues
701. Green Day – Nimrod
702. Dire Straits – Dire Straits
703. Barrett, Syd – Madcap Laughs
704. Band – Stage Fright
705. Amos, Tori – Under the Pink
706. Style Council – Our Favourite Shop
707. Sade – Diamond Life
708. Costello, Elvis – Trust
709. Dixie Chicks – Wide Open Spaces
710. Bragg, Billy – Talking with the Taxman About Poetry
711. Hardin, Tim – I
712. Twain, Shania – Woman in Me
713. Smith, Jimmy – the Cat
714. Zappa, Frank – Joe’s Garage
715. Soft Machine – Volume 2
716. Newman, Randy – Randy Newman
717. Pearl Jam – Vitalogy
718. Little Feat – Feats Don’t Fail Me Now
719. Pink Floyd – Division Bell
720. Everclear – Sparkle & Fade
721. Massive Attack – Mezzanine
722. Pretenders – Pretenders
723. Smashing Pumpkins – Adore
724. Marilyn Manson – Antichrist Superstar
725. Blur – Great Escape
726. TLC – CrazySexyCool
727. Hole – Celebrity Skin
728. Oldfield, Mike – Hergest Ridge
729. Korn – Follow the Leader
730. Folds, Ben Five – Whatever and Ever Amen
731. Mitchell, Joni – Ladies of the Canyon
732. Beastie Boys – Hello Nasty
733. Big Star – Third/Sister Lovers
734. Fugees – the Score
735. Stills, Stephen – Manassas
736. Notorious BIG – Ready to Die
737. Pantera – Vulgar Display of Power
738. Rush – 2112
739. Brooks, Garth – No Fences
740. Houston, Whitney – Whitney Houston
741. Bon Jovi – Crossroad: the Best of
742. Cole, Nat ‘King’ – Love is the Thing
743. Jewel – Spirit
744. Aerosmith – Pump
745. Kiss – Destroyer
746. B-52’s – B-52’s
747. Monk, Thelonious – Solo Monk
748. Hot Tuna – Burgers
749. Queen – A Day at the Races
750. Beastie Boys – Ill Communication
751. Divine Comedy – Promenade
752. Beck – Mellow Gold
753. Pearl Jam – No Code
754. O’Jays – Backstabbers
755. Young, Neil – Harvest Moon
756. Buckley, Tim – Dream Letter (Live in London 1968)
757. Cream – Wheels of Fire
758. Brooks, Garth – Ropin’ the Wind
759. Rolling Stones – Tattoo You
760. Walker, Scott – Scott 4
761. Dylan, Bob – Desire
762. Weller, Paul – Heavy Soul
763. Metallica – Load
764. Coltrane, John – Giant Steps
765. Harvey, PJ – Rid of Me
766. Stranglers – Rattus Norvegicus
767. Lovin’ Spoonful – Daydream
768. Pet Shop Boys – Actually
769. McGraw, Tim – Everywhere
770. Simon, Paul – Still Crazy After All These Years
771. Harvey, PJ – To Bring You My Love
772. REM – Eponymous
773. Blur – 13
774. Fatboy Slim – You’ve Come a Long Way, Baby
775. Cure – Boys Don’t Cry
776. Mitchell, Joni – Hejira
777. Nirvana – Bleach
778. Spears, Britney – Baby, One More Time
779. Green, Al – Let’s Stay Together
780. Matthews, Dave Band – Crash
781. Depeche Mode – Songs of Faith and Devotion Live
782. Moby – Play
783. Iron Butterfly – In a Gadda da Vida
784. McLachlan, Sarah – Surfacing
785. Davis, Miles – Porgy & Bess
786. REM – Monster
787. Boston – Don’t Look Back
788. Clapton, Eric – Unplugged
789. Pink Floyd – A Momentary Lapse of Reason
790. Crow, Sheryl – Globe Sessions
791. Redding, Otis – Dock of the Bay
792. Matthews, Dave Band – Under the Table and Dreaming
793. Folds, Ben Five – Ben Folds Five
794. INXS – Full Moon, Dirty Hearts
795. Joel, Billy – Piano Man
796. Everclear – So Much for the Afterglow
797. Rundgren, Todd – Something/Anything
798. Vega, Suzanne – Suzanne Vega
799. Adams, Bryan – Reckless
800. Tool – Aenima
801. U2 – October
802. Chameleons – What Does Anything Matter Anymore?
803. Backstreet Boys – Backstreet Boys
804. Little Feat – Waiting for Columbus
805. U2 – Pop
806. Limp Bizkit – Three Dollar Bill, Y’all$
807. Zappa, Frank & Mothers of Invention – Uncle Meat
808. Jarre, Jean Michel – Oxygene
809. Gabriel, Peter – Peter Gabriel (3rd Album)
810. Police – Ghost in the Machine
811. Ocean Colour Scene – Moseley Shoals
812. Cale, John – Paris 1919
813. Matthews, Dave Band – Before These Crowded Streets
814. Thompson, Richard & Linda – I Want to See the Bright Lights Tonight
815. Amos, Tori – From the Choirgirl Hotel
816. Rolling Stones – Get Yer Ya Ya’s Out
817. Doors – Morrison Hotel
818. Goo Goo Dolls – A Boy Named Goo
819. Metallica – Ride the Lightning
820. Pere Ubu – Modern Dance
821. Aztec Camera – High Land, Hard Rain
822. Weather Report – Heavy Weather
823. Korn – Korn
824. Pulp – This is Hardcore
825. Aerosmith – A Little South of Sanity
826. Martyn, John – Solid Air
827. Eagles – Hell Freezes Over
828. Merchant, Natalie – Tigerlily
829. Monk, Thelonious – Monk’s Music
830. XTC – Skylarking
831. Catatonia – International Velvet
832. U2 – Boy
833. Cure – Head on the Door
834. Frankie Goes to Hollywood – Welcome to the Pleasuredome
835. Doobie Brothers – the Captain & Me
836. Williams, Lucinda – Car Wheels on a Gravel Road
837. Beck – Mutations
838. Wilson, Dennis – Pacific Ocean Blue
839. Seal – Seal (2nd Album) (1994)
840. Prince – 1999
841. Guns ‘n’ Roses – Use Your Illusion I
842. Sting – Soul Cages
843. Etheridge, Melissa – Yes I am
844. Dirty Dancing – Film Soundtrack
845. Belle & Sebastian – Boy with the Arab Strap
846. Crowded House – Temple of Low Men
847. Carpenter, Mary Chapin – Come On, Come On
848. Grateful Dead – Terrapin Station
849. Monkees – Monkees
850. Jefferson Starship – Blows Against the Empire
851. Supergrass – In it for the Money
852. Boo Radleys – C’mon Kids
853. Fleetwood Mac – Tusk
854. Harrison, George – All Things Must Pass
855. Foo Fighters – Colour & the Shape
856. Dion, Celine – Colour of My Love
857. Adam and the Ants – Kings of the Wild Frontier
858. Taylor, James – Mud Slide Slim & the Blue Horizon
859. Enya – Shepherd Moons
860. Faith no More – Real Thing
861. Sizzla – Black Woman & Child
862. Genesis – Invisible Touch
863. Doors – Soft Parade
864. New Radicals – Maybe You’ve Been Brainwashed Too
865. Jackson, Joe – Look Sharp!
866. Genesis – Trick of the Tail
867. Hooker, John Lee – Mr Lucky
868. Steely Dan – Royal Scam
869. Korn – Life is Peachy
870. Pulp Fiction – Film Soundtrack
871. Clapton, Eric – Pilgrim
872. Talk Talk – It’s My Life
873. T Rex – Electric Warrior
874. Harvey, PJ – Dry
875. Michael, George – Listen Without Prejudice Vol 1
876. Cocteau Twins – Treasure
877. O’Connor Sinéad – Lion and the Cobra
878. Black Grape – It’s Great When You’re Straight, Yeah!
879. Kula Shaker – K
880. Waits, Tom – Closing Time
881. Grateful Dead – Europe ‘72
882. Simple Minds – New Gold Dream (81, 82, 83, 84)
883. Morissette, Alanis – Supposed Former Infatuation Junkie
884. XTC – English Settlement
885. Jackson, Joe – Body & Soul
886. Oldfield, Mike – Ommadawn
887. Sundays – Reading, Writing & Arithmetic
888. Young, Neil – Tonight’s the Night
889. Charlatans – Tellin’ Stories
890. Beatles – Let it Be
891. Iggy Pop – Lust for Life
892. Savage Garden – Savage Garden
893. New York Dolls – New York Dolls
894. Curve – Come Clean
895. They Might be Giants – Flood
896. Barenaked Ladies – Stunt
897. Lauper, Cyndi – She’s so Unusual
898. Youngbloods – Elephant Mountain
899. Big Brother & the Holding Co (feat. Janis Joplin) – Cheap Thrills
900. Clapton, Eric – 461 Ocean Boulevard
901. Etheridge, Melissa – Melissa Etheridge
902. Newman, Randy – Good Ol’ Boys
903. Afghan Whigs – Gentlemen
904. Sting – Nothing Like the Sun
905. New Order – Low Life
906. XTC – Oranges and Lemons
907. Metallica – ReLoad
908. Genesis – Lamb Lies Down on Broadway
909. McCartney, Paul & Linda – Ram
910. Tool – Undertow
911. Cult – Love
912. Davis, Miles – Cookin’
913. Puff Daddy & the Family – No Way Out
914. Clapton, Eric – From the Cradle
915. Van Halen – 5150
916. Lightning Seeds – Dizzy Heights
917. Cohn, Marc – Marc Cohn
918. Young, Neil – Live Rust
919. James – Laid
920. Stone Roses – Second Coming
921. New Order – Technique
922. Aphex Twin – Selected Ambient Works 1985-1992
923. Tears for Fears – Songs from the Big Chair
924. Jackson, Janet – Rhythm Nation 1814
925. Cole, Paula – This Fire
926. Getz, Stan – Jazz Samba
927. Sly and the Family Stone – Stand!
928. Rage Against the Machine – Evil Empire
929. Sublime – 40oz to Freedom
930. Kraftwerk – Computer World
931. Simon, Paul – Hearts & Bones
932. Led Zeppelin – Presence
933. Placebo – Without You, I’m Nothing
934. Byrds – Turn! Turn! Turn!
935. Rundgren, Todd – A Wizard, A True Star
936. Marley, Bob & the Wailers – Exodus
937. TLC – Fanmail
938. Burning Spear – Marcus Garvey
939. Bragg, Billy & Wilco – Mermaid Avenue
940. Mingus, Charles – Mingus at Antibes
941. Moody Blues – Days of Future Passed
942. Chicago Transit Authority – Chicago Transit Authority
943. Ayers, Kevin – Shooting at the Moon
944. Morrison, Van – Tupelo Honey
945. Mercury Rev – Deserter’s Songs
946. Evans, Bill – Sunday at the Village Vanguard
947. Clapton, Eric – Slowhand
948. Martyn, John – One World
949. Young, Neil – Weld
950. Phair, Liz – Whitechocolatespaceegg
951. Ellington, Duke & Johnny Hodges – Back to Back
952. Third Eye Blind – Third Eye Blind
953. Davis, Miles – At Carnegie Hall
954. Buckley, Tim – Happy Sad
955. Bruce, Jack – Songs for a Tailor
956. 2Pac – Me Against the World
957. Mullins, Shawn – Soul’s Core
958. Waits, Tom – Small Change
959. Blakey, Art – Moanin’
960. Orton, Beth – Trailer Park
961. Mann, Aimee – Whatever
962. Fleetwood Mac – the Dance
963. Carter, Deana – Did I Shave My Legs for This?
964. Monk, Thelonious – Brilliant Corners
965. Talking Heads – Speaking in Tongues
966. Teenage Fanclub – Songs from Northern Britain
967. Supertramp – Crime of the Century
968. Petty, Tom & the Heartbreakers – Hard Promises
969. Turner, Tina – Private Dancer
970. Goo Goo Dolls – Dizzy Up the Girl
971. Vega, Suzanne – Solitude Standing
972. Beach Boys – Endless Summer
973. Fall – Wonderful and Frightening World of the…
974. Violent Femmes – Violent Femmes
975. Pogues – If I Should Fall From Grace with God
976. 10cc – Original Soundtrack
977. Morrison, Van – No Guru, No Method, No Teacher
978. Sly and the Family Stone – There’s a Riot Goin’ On
979. Eric B & Rakim – Follow the Leader
980. Hole – Live Through This
981. Chemical Brothers – Surrender
982. Orton, Beth – Central Reservation
983. Stone Temple Pilots – Core
984. Simon, Paul – Paul Simon
985. Oklahoma! – Original Film Soundtrack (1955)
986. Mayfield, Curtis – Superfly (Soundtrack)
987. Manic Street Preachers – This is my Truth, Tell me Yours
988. McCartney, Paul – Flaming Pie
989. Dylan, Bob – Live 1966: the ‘Royal Albert Hall’ Concert
990. Pink Floyd – Atom Heart Mother
991. Depeche Mode – Speak & Spell
992. Isley Brothers – 3 + 3
993. Embrace – the Good Will Out
994. Davis, Miles – Someday My Prince Will Come
995. Bowie, David – Diamond Dogs
996. Young, Neil – Freedom
997. Simon, Carly – No Secrets
998. Scofield, John – Still Warm
999. Cowboy Junkies – Trinity Session
1000. Rundgren, Todd – Todd


The All-Time 50 Albums Bubbling Under

“Just a few more votes, or in the case of the top few, just one more would have done the trick. Many of these are the ones kicked out by new entries, others were the also-rans who just needed that extra support”.

1001. Duran Duran – Rio
1002. Osborne, Ozzy – Blizzard of Oz
1003. Presley, Elvis – Sun Collection
1004. Kraftwerk – Trans Europe Express
1005. Sinatra, Frank – A Swingin’ Affair!
1006. Indigo Girls – Indigo Girls
1007. Baker, Anita – Rapture
1008. Cast – All Change
1009. INXS – Elegantly Wasted
1010. Lennox, Annie – Diva
1011. Vaughan, Stevie Ray – Texas Flood
1012. Smashing Pumpkins – Gish
1013. Who – Sings My Generation
1014. Parker, Charlie – Complete Dial Recordings
1015. Curve – Cuckoo
1016. Cake – Fashion Nugget
1017. Jethro Tull – Thick as a Brick
1018. Yes – Fragile
1019. Sublime - Sublime
1020. Barenaked Ladies – Gordon
1021. Country Joe & the Fish – Electric Music for the Mind & Body
1022. INXS – Listen Like Thieves
1023. Dexys Midnight Runners
1024. Queensrÿche – Operation: Mindcrime
1025. Brooks, Garth – Double Live
1026. Dillard, Doug & Gene Clark – Fantastic Expedition of Dillard & Clark
1027. Pink Floyd – Final Cut
1028. Replacements – Let it Be
1029. Creedence Clearwater Revival – Cosmo’s Factory
1030. Black Sabbath – Black Sabbath
1031. Heart – Heart
1032. Marillion – Misplaced Childhood
1033. Emerson, Lake & Palmer – Brainsalad Surgery
1034. Lynyrd Skynyrd – Pronounced Leh-nerd Skin-nerd
1035. Indigo Girls – Rites of Passage
1036. Queen – A Kind of Magic
1037. Nelson, Willie – Red Headed Stranger
1038. Motley Crüe – Shout at the Devil
1039. Can – Future Days
1040. Belly – Star
1041. Benson, George – Breezin’
1042. Matthews, Dave Band – Live at Red Rocks 8.15.95
1043. Sinatra, Frank – Come Dance with Me
1044. Hanson – Middle of Nowhere
1045. Procol Harum – A Salty Dog
1046. Brubeck, Dave – Time Out
1047. Gin Blossoms – New Miserable Experience
1048. Thunders, Johnny & the Heartbreakers – L.A.M.F
1049. Kraftwerk – Man Machine
1050. Rob Zombie – Hillbilly Deluxe

Blues – the All Time Top 50

Compiled from voters, but as the positions don’t correspond exactly with the order of the main list, I’m not sure how this is worked out. ie: Albert King’s Born Under a Bad Sign is No 12 in this list, but not in the main one, Stevie Ray Vaughan’s Texas Flood is at No 16 in this list, and is at No 1011 in the main listing. Nothing placed lower than the latter is in the main list.

1. Mayall, John – Blues Breakers with Eric Clapton
2. Hooker, John Lee – the Healer
3. Fleetwood Mac – Peter Green’s…
4. Vaughan, Stevie Ray – Sky is Crying
5. Mayall, John – Bare Wires
6. King, BB – Live at the Regal
7. Johnson, Robert – King of the Delta Blues Singers
8. Mayall, John & the Blues Breakers – A Hard Road
9. Guy, Buddy – Damn Right, I’ve Got the Blues
10. Hooker, John Lee – Mr Lucky
11. Vaughan, Stevie Ray – In Step
12. King, Albert – Born Under a Bad Sign
13. Hopkins, Lightnin’ – Blues of
14. Vaughan, Stevie Ray – Couldn’t Stand the Weather
15. Muddy Waters – at Newport
16. Vaughan, Stevie Ray – Texas Flood
17. Lang, Johnny – Lie to Me
18. Howlin’ Wolf – Moanin’ in the Moonlight
19. Keb Mo – Just Like You
20. King, Freddie – Getting Ready
21. King, BB – Live at San Quentin
22. Howlin’ Wolf – Real Folk Blues
23. Hooker, John Lee – Complete Chess Folk Blues Sessions
24. Hooker, John Lee – Legendary Modern Recordings 1948-1954
25. Muddy Waters – Folk Singer
26. King, BB – Deuces Wild
27. James, Elmore – Late Fantastically Great
28. Spann, Otis – Blues of…
29. Howlin’ Wolf – London Session
30. Smith, Bessie – Complete Recordings (Vols 1-5)
31. Taj Mahal – Phantom Blues
32. Hooker, John Lee & Canned Heat – Hooker ‘n’ Heat
33. Collins, Albert – Iceman
34. Collins, Albert/Robert Cray/Johnny Copeland – Showdown!
35. King, BB – My Kind of Blues
36. Cray, Robert – Strong Persuader
37. King, BB – There is Always One More Time
38. Reed, Jimmy – Just…
39. Leadbelly – Complete Library of Congress Recordings
40. Keb Mo – Keb Mo
41. Williamson, Sonny Boy – Down & Out Blues
42. Hooker, John Lee – Chill Out
43. Collins, Albert – Ice Pickin’
44. Burnside, R.L. – A Ass Pocket of Whiskey
45. Taj Mahal – Taj Mahal
46. Taj Mahal – Natch’l Blues
47. Dixon, Willie & Memphis Slim – Willie’s Blues
48. Spann, Otis – Blues Never Die
49. Walker, T Bone – the Truth
50. Lang, Johnny – Wander this World

Country – All Time Top 50

Same comment as for the blues list apply,, nothing below No 19 is in the main list, apart from No 31!

1. Byrds – Sweetheart of the Rodeo
2. Parsons, Gram – Grievous Angel
3. Twain, Shania – Come on Over
4. Harris, Emmylou – Wrecking Ball
5. Earle, Steve – Copperhead Road
6. Cline, Patsy – Showcase
7. Charles, Ray – Modern Sounds in Country & Western Music
8. Flying Burrito Brothers – Gilded Palace of Sin
9. Gill, Vince – I Still Believe in You
10. Cash, Johnny – At Folsom Prison
11. Dixie Chicks – Wide Open Spaces
12. Twain, Shania – Woman in Me
13. Brooks, Garth – No Fences
14. Brooks, Garth – Ropin’ the Wind
15. McGraw, Tim – Everywhere
16. Williams, Lucinda – Car Wheels on a Gravel Road
17. Carpenter, Mary Chapin – Come On Come On
18. Bragg, Billy & Wilco – Mermaid Avenue
19. Carter, Deana – Did I Shave My Legs for This?
20. Clark, Guy – Old No 1
21. Williams, Hank – Moanin’ the Blues
22. Cash, Johnny – At San Quentin
23. Rimes, LeAnn – Blue
24. Earle, Steve – Guitar Town
25. Nelson, Willie – Red Headed Stranger
26. Nelson, Willie – Shotgun Willie
27. Williams, Hank – Sings
28. Williams, Hank – Ramblin’ Man
29. Robbins, Marty – Gunfighter Ballads & Trail Songs
30. Jennings, Waylon & Willie Nelson – Waylon & Willie
31. Brooks, Garth – Double Live
32. Nelson, Willie – City of New Orleans
33. Gill, Vince – When Love Finds You
34. Rodgers, Jimmie – Country Music Hall of Fame
35. Jennings, Waylon – Ol’ Waylon
36. Everly Brothers – Songs our Daddy Taught Us
37. Nelson, Willie – Always on my Mind
38. Harris, Emmylou – Quarter Moon in a Ten Cent Town
39. Williams, Hank – Memorial Album
40. Yoakam, Dwight – Guitars, Cadillacs & Hillbilly Music
41. Snow, Hank – When Tragedy Struck
42. Black, Clint – Killin’ Time
43. Jackson, Alan – High Mileage
44. Yoakam, Dwight – If There was a Way
45. Travis, Randy – Always and Forever
46. Hill, Faith – Faith
47. Parsons, Dolly/Linda Ronstadt/Emmylou Harris – Trio
48. Snow, Hank – Songs of Tragedy
49. Mavericks – Music for all Occasions
50. McGraw, Tim – Not a Moment Too Soon

Dance – All Time Top 50

Nothing after No 18 in the main list.

1. Massive Attack – Blue Lines
2. Leftfield – Leftism
3. Air – Moon Safari
4. Chemical Brothers – Dig Your Own Hole
5. DJ Shadow – Endtroducing
6. Underworld – Dubnobasswithmyheadman
7. Massive Attack – Protection
8. Orb – Adventures Beyond the Ultraworld
9. Prodigy – Fat of the Land
10. Prodigy – Music for the Jilted Generation
11. Tricky – Maxinquaye
12. Soul II Soul – Club Classics Vol 1
13. Enigma – Cross of Changes
14. Massive Attack – Mezzanine
15. Fatboy Slim – You’ve Come a Long Way, Baby
16. Moby – Play
17. Aphex Twin – Selected Ambient Works: 1985-1992
18. Chemical Brothers – Surrender
19. Basement Jaxx – Remedy
20. Sir Mix a Lot – Swass
21. Photek – Modus Operandi
22. Orbital – In Sides
23. Holmes, David – Let’s Get Killed
24. Enigma – MCMXC AD
25. Roni Size – New Forms
26. Sasha & John Digweed – Northern Exposure 2
27. Asian Dub Foundation – Rafi’s Revenge
28. Digweed, John – Global Underground 006: Sydney
29. Orb – Orbus Terrarum
30. Red Snapper – Prince Blimey
31. Bucketheads – All in the Mind
32. Jam and Spoon – Tripomatic Fairytales 2001
33. Sasha – Global Underground 009: San Francisco
34. Orbital – Snivilization
35. Orb – Orblivion
36. Underworld – Beaucoup Fish
37. Chemical Brothers – Exit Planet Dust
38. Goldie – Presents Metalheadz: Timeless
39. Prodigy – Present: the Dirtchamber Sessions Vol 1
40. Underworld – Second Toughest in the Infants
41. Moby – Animal Rights
42. Holmes, David – Essential Mix
43. Future Sound of London – Accelerator
44. Enigma – le Roi est Mort, Vive le Roi!
45. Asian Dub Foundation – Community Music
46. Aloof – Sinking
47. Faithless – Sunday 8pm
48. Clarke, Dave – Electro Boogie
49. Miles, Robert – Dreamland
50. Technotronic – Trip on This

Heavy Metal/Alternative Rock – All Time Top 50

I think all these, and all of the Indie/Punk Top 50 which follows, are in the main list.

1. Nirvana – Nevermind
2. Led Zeppelin – (IV)
3. Led Zeppelin – Led Zeppelin
4. Pearl Jam – Ten
5. Smashing Pumpkins – Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness
6. Led Zeppelin – II
7. Metallica – Metallica (Black Album)
8. Van Halen – Van Halen
9. Metallica – Master of Puppets
10. AC/DC – Back in Black
11. Led Zeppelin – Houses of the Holy
12. Def Leppard – Hysteria
13. Guns ‘n’ Roses – Appetite for Destruction
14. Offspring – Americana
15. Smashing Pumpkins – Siamese Dream
16. Led Zeppelin – Physical Graffiti
17. Deep Purple – Machine Head
18. Aerosmith – Toys in the Attic
19. Jane’s Addiction – Nothing’s Shocking
20. Rage Against the Machine – Rage Against the Machine
21. Marilyn Manson – Mechanical Animals
22. Soundgarden – Superunknown
23. Def Leppard – Pyromania
24. Journey – Escape
25. AC/DC – Highway to Hell
26. Nirvana – In Utero
27. Alice in Chains – Dirt
28. Nine Inch Nails – Pretty Hate Machine
29. Aerosmith – Get a Grip
30. Guns ‘n’ Roses – Use Your Illusion II
31. Nirvana – MTV Unplugged in New York
32. Bon Jovi – Slippery When Wet
33. Black Sabbath – Paranoid
34. Iron Maiden – Number of the Beast
35. Led Zeppelin – III
36. Van Halen – 1984
37. Foo Fighters – Foo Fighters
38. Creed – My Own Prison
39. Metallica - … and Justice for All
40. Pearl Jam – Vs.
41. Kiss – Dressed to Kill
42. Nine Inch Nails – Downward Spiral
43. Bon Jovi – These Days
44. Pearl Jam – Yield
45. Bush – Sixteen Stone
46. Aerosmith – Permanent Vacation
47. Bon Jovi – Keep the Faith
48. Deep Purple – Burn
49. Aerosmith – Rocks
50. Judas Priest – Unleashed in the East

Indie/Punk - All Time Top 50

1. Radiohead – the Bends
2. Radiohead – OK Computer
3. Smiths – the Queen is Dead
4. Stone Roses – Stone Roses
5. Oasis – (What’s the Story) Morning Glory
6. Sex Pistols – Never Mind the Bollocks, Here’s the…
7. Clash – London Calling
8. Portishead – Dummy
9. Oasis – Definitely Maybe
10. Television – Marquee Moon
11. Beck – Odelay
12. Smiths – Smiths
13. My Bloody Valentine – Loveless
14. Björk – Debut
15. Cure – Disintegration
16. Blur – Parklife
17. Garbage – Garbage
18. Pixies – Doolittle
19. Smiths – Meat is Murder
20. Primal Scream – Screamadelica
21. Pavement – Slanted & Enchanted
22. Red Hot Chili Peppers – Blood Sugar Sex Magik
23. Dead Kennedys – Fresh Fruit for Rotting Vegetables
24. Suede – Dog Man Star
25. Pixies – Surfer Rosa
26. Clash – Clash
27. Jam – Setting Sons
28. Cure – Pornography
29. Smiths – Hatful of Hollow
30. Clash – Sandinista!
31. Green Day – Dookie
32. Manic Street Preachers – Everything Must Go
33. Verve, the – Urban Hymns
34. Pulp – Different Class
35. Cocteau Twins – Heaven or Las Vegas
36. Suede – Suede
37. Morrissey – Viva Hate
38. Ramones – Ramones
39. Pavement – Crooked Rain, Crooked Rain
40. Phair, Liz – Exile in Guyville
41. Joy Division – Unknown Pleasures
42. Placebo – Placebo
43. Jam – All Mod Cons
44. Pulp – His ‘n’ Hers
45. Cure – Kiss Me, Kiss Me, Kiss Me
46. Blur – Blur
47. Manic Street Preachers – Holy Bible
48. Garbage – Version 2.0
49. Joy Division – Closer
50. Verve, the – A Northern Soul

Jazz - All Time Top 50

Again, all these are in the main list.

1. Davis, Miles – Kind of Blue
2. Coltrane, John – A Love Supreme
3. Davis, Miles – In a Silent Way
4. Davis, Miles – Sketches of Spain
5. Mingus, Charles – Mingus Ah Um
6. Ellington, Duke – the Blanton Webster Years
7. Davis, Miles – Bitches Brew
8. Nelson, Oliver – Blues and the Abstract Truth
9. Coltrane, John – Blue Trane
10. Davis, Miles – Birth of the Cool
11. Jarrett, Keith – Köln Concert
12. Coltrane, John – My Favorite Things
13. Davis, Miles – Miles Smiles
14. Monk, Thelonious – Genius of Modern Music Vols 1 & 2
15. Rollins, Sonny – Saxophone Colossus
16. Basie, Count – Atomic Mr Basie
17. Parker, Charlie – Complete Savoy Sessions
18. Mingus, Charles – Black Saint and Sinner Lady
19. Hancock, Herbie – Maiden Voyage
20. Mulligan, Gerry – Meets Ben Webster
21. Ellington, Duke – At Newport
22. Evans, Bill – Waltz for Debby
23. Davis, Miles – My Funny Valentine
24. Fitzgerald, Ella – George & Ira Gershwin
25. Davis, Miles – Milestones
26. Hawkins, Coleman – Body & Soul
27. Fitzgerald, Ella – Sings the Cole Porter Songbook
28. Mingus, Charles – Mingus Mingus Mingus Mingus Mingus
29. Davis, Miles – Round About Midnight
30. Holiday, Billie – Lady in Autumn
31. Ellington, Duke – Money Jungle
32. Ellington, Duke – Indigos
33. Smith, Jimmy – Organ Grinder Swing
34. Rollins, Sonny – Sonny Rollins Vol 2
35. Metheny, Pat – Travels
36. Gordon, Dexter – Our Man in Paris
37. Morgan, Lee – Sidewinder
38. Silver, Horace Quintet – Song for My Father
39. Fitzgerald, Ella & Louis Armstrong – Ella & Louis
40. Fitzgerald, Ella – Sings the Rodgers & Hart Songbook
41. Davis, Miles – Complete Live at the Plugged Nickel 1965
42. Metheny, Pat – Offramp
43. Smith, Jimmy – Got My Mojo Workin’
44. Coltrane, John – Impressions
45. Smith, Jimmy – the Cat
46. Monk, Thelonious – Solo Monk
47. Coltrane, John – Giant Steps
48. Davis, Miles – Porgy & Bess
49. Weather Report – Heavy Weather
50. Monk, Thelonious – Monk’s Music

Jazz – 50 All Time Overlooked Albums

“Overlooked in the opinion of the author, but very difficult to narrow down to just 50. These are jazz albums I know well, and in a short time have grown to love. I came to jazz quite late, but that does not exclude me from having an opinion. This list is not for the jazz buff – I have experienced enough of them to know that their list would be deliberately different and elitist. This 50 is meant for the ordinary person who discovered Kind of Blue and wants to find out more, but is so intimidated by jazz that he or she does not know where to go. Having experienced this painful transition, I know how it feels. Once you get stuck into this, and assuming you enjoy it, you can hold your head up with confidence”.

Colin Larkin’s choices – not votes.

1. Gonsalves, Paul – Gettin’ Together
2. Webster, Ben – Music for Loving: Ben Webster with Strings
3. Evans, Bill Trio – Everybody Digs Bill Evans
4. Mulligan, Gerry – Jeru
5. Adderley, Julian ‘Cannonball’ – Know What I Mean?
6. Ellis, Don Orchestra – Electric Bath
7. Rollins, Sonny – Newk’s Time
8. Kelly, Wynton Trio – Full View
9. Gibbs, Mike – Big Music
10. Bryant, Ray – Alone with the Blues
11. Smith, Jimmy – the Sermon
12. Adderley, Nat – Work Song
13. Surman, John – Amazing Adventures of Simon Simon
14. Scofield, John Quartet – Meant to Be
15. Evans, Gil Orchestra – Into the Hot
16. Lovano, Joe – Quartets: Live at the Village Vanguard
17. Garbarek, Jan – It’s Ok to Listen to the Gray Voice
18. Webster, Ben – King of the Tenors
19. Jarrett, Keith Trio – Standards Volume 1
20. Monk, Thelonious & Gerry Mulligan – Mulligan Meets Monk
21. Weber, Eberhard – Fluid Rustle
22. Young, Larry - Unity
23. Ellington, Duke – Such Sweet Thunder
24. Metheny, Pat & Lyle Mays – As Falls Wichita, So Falls Wichita Falls
25. Mulligan, Gerry – Mulligan Plays Mulligan
26. Krall, Diana – Love Scenes
27. Jarrett, Keith – Solo Concerts: Bremen & Lausanne
28. Smith, Jimmy & Wes Montgomery – Jimmy & Wes: the Dynamic Duo
29. Johnson, Marc – Bass Desires
30. Kirk, Rahsaan Roland – We Free Kings
31. Bryant, Ray Trio – Little Susie
32. Petrucciani, Michel – Michel Plays Petrucciani
33. Green, Grant – Matador
34. Mingus, Charles – Oh, Yeah!
35. Evans, Bill Trio – Portrait in Jazz
36. Mobley, Hank – Soul Station
37. Webster, Ben – Soulville
38. Holmes, Richard & Gene Ammons – Groovin’ with Jug
39. Blakey, Art Quintet – A Night at Birdland Vol 1
40. Getz, Stan – Meets Gerry Mulligan in Hi Fi
41. Monk, Thelonious – Misterioso
42. Adderley, Cannonball & Orchestra – African Waltz
43. Adderley, Cannonball – Mercy Mercy Mercy!
44. Giuffre, Jimmy – Jimmy Giuffre 3
45. Sun Ra – Jazz in Silhouette
46. Evans, Bill Trio – How My Heart Sings!
47. Gordon, Dexter – Go
48. Hawkins, Coleman – Hawk Flies High
49. Charles, Ray & Betty Carter – Ray Charles & Betty Carter
50. Mays, Lyle – Street Dreams







Rap/Hip Hop - All Time Top 50

Nothing after No 26 in the main list.

1. Public Enemy – It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back
2. Beastie Boys – Licensed to Ill
3. Beastie Boys – Paul’s Boutique
4. Dr Dre – the Chronic
5. De la Soul – 3 Feet High & Rising
6. Wu Tang Clan – Enter the Wu Tang (36 Chambers)
7. Beastie Boys – Check Your Head
8. 2Pac – All Eyez on Me
9. NWA – Straight Outta Compton
10. Notorious BIG – Life After Death
11. Snoop Doggy Dogg – Doggystyle
12. A Tribe Called Quest – Low End Theory
13. Eric B & Rakim – Paid in Full
14. Smith, Will – Big Willie Style
15. Disposable Heroes of Hiphoprisy – Hypocrisy is the Greatest Luxury
16. Bone, Thugs & Harmony – E 1999 Eternal
17. Public Enemy – Fear of a Black Planet
18. Eminem – Slim Shady LP
19. Brand Nubian – One for All
20. Beastie Boys – Hello Nasty
21. Fugees – the Score
22. Notorious BIG – Ready to Die
23. Beastie Boys – Ill Communication
24. Puff Daddy & the Family – No Way Out
25. 2Pac – Me Against the World
26. Eric B & Rakim – Follow the Leader
27. Boogie Down Productions – By All Means Necessary
28. Grandmaster Flash & the Furious Five – the Message
29. Run DMC – Raising Hell
30. Public Enemy – Apocalypse ’91: the Enemy Strikes Back
31. PM Dawn – Of the Heart, of the Soul & of the Cross: the Utopian Experience
32. Jungle Brothers – Straight Out of the Jungle
33. EPMD – Strictly Business
34. Arrested Development – 3 Years, 5 Months, and 2 Days in the Life of…
35. Boogie Down Productions – Ghetto Music: the Blueprint of Hip Hop
36. A Tribe Called Quest – People’s Instinctive Travels & the Paths of Rhythm
37. Queen Latifah – All Hail the Queen
38. Public Enemy – Yo! Bum Rush the Show
39. LL Cool J – Mama Said Knock You Out
40. 2Pac – 2Pacalypse Now
41. Cypress Hill – Cypress Hill
42. Kool G Rap & DJ Polo – Wanted: Dead or Alive
43. Makaveli – the Don Killuminati: the 7 Day Theory
44. Ice Cube – AmeriKKKa’s Most Wanted
45. Mobb Deep – Hell on Earth
46. Boogie Down Productions – Criminal Minded
47. Snoop Dogg – No Limit: Top Dogg
48. Jay Z – In My Lifetime Vol 1
49. Nas – I am
50. Redman – Doc’s da Name 2000

Reggae - All Time Top 50

Nothing in the main list after No 16, I think.

1. Marley, Bob & the Wailers – Legend
2. Marley, Bob & the Wailers – Live!
3. Marley, Bob & the Wailers – Catch a Fire
4. Marley, Bob & the Wailers – Natty Dread
5. Marley, Bob & the Wailers – Burnin’
6. Marley, Bob & the Wailers – Rastaman Vibration
7. Marley, Bob & the Wailers – African Herbsman
8. Marley, Bob & the Wailers – Kaya
9. Toots & the Maytals – Reggae Greats
10. Yellowman – Operation Radication
11. Big Youth – Dreadlocks Dread
12. U Roy – Dread Inna Babylon
13. Tosh, Peter – Equal Rights
14. Sizzla – Black Woman & Child
15. Marley, Bob & the Wailers – Exodus
16. Burning Spear – Marcus Garvey
17. Big Youth – Screaming Target
18. Burning Spear – Social Living
19. I Roy – Gussie Presenting
20. Banton, Buju – Mr Mention
21. Toots & the Maytals – Funky Kingston
22. UB40 – Labour of Love
23. Marley, Bob & the Wailers – Survival
24. Bunny Wailer – Blackheart Man
25. Wailers – Wailing Wailers
26. Perry, Lee – Super Ape
27. Shaggy – Midnite Lover
28. Isaacs, Gregory – Soon Forward
29. Pablo, Augustus – King Tubby Meets Rockers Uptown
30. Perry, Lee – the Upsetter
31. Beenie Man – Many Moods of Moses
32. Brown, Dennis – Wolves & Leopards
33. Pablo, Augustus – This is…
34. Banton, Buju – Inna Heights
35. U Roy – Version Galore
36. Mighty Diamonds – Right Time
37. I Roy – Many Moods of…
38. Hudson, Keith – Flesh of My Skin, Blood of My Blood
39. King, Diana – Think Like a Girl
40. Bounty Killer – Jamaica’s Most Wanted
41. Andy, Horace – Skylarking
42. Marley, Bob & the Wailers – Babylon by Bus
43. Marley, Bob & the Wailers – Uprising
44. Born Jamaicans – Yardcore
45. Upsetters – Blackboard Jungle Dub
46. Beenie Man – Three Against War
47. Various Artists – Chant Down Babylon
48. U Roy – U Roy
49. Isaacs, Gregory – Cool Ruler
50. Prince Jazzbo – Choice of Version

Soul/R&B – All Time Top 50

I think all these are in the main list, apart from No 50.

1. Gaye, Marvin – What’s Going On
2. Jackson, Michael – Thriller
3. Wonder, Stevie – Songs in the Key of Life
4. Redding, Otis – Otis Blue
5. Wonder, Stevie – Innervisions
6. Springfield, Dusty – Dusty in Memphis
7. Jackson, Michael – Off the Wall
8. Brown, James – Live at the Apollo Vol 1
9. Franklin, Aretha – Lady Soul
10. Jackson, Michael – HIStory: Past, Present and Future Book 1
11. Jackson, Michael – Bad
12. Wonder, Stevie – Talking Book
13. Jackson, Michael – Dangerous
14. Franklin, Aretha – I Never Loved a Man the Way I Love You
15. Charles, Ray – Genius + Soul = Jazz
16. Gaye, Marvin – Let’s Get it On
17. Gray, Macy – On How Life is
18. Charles, Ray – Genius of…
19. Wonder, Stevie – Fullfillingness’ First Finale
20. Gaye, Marvin – I Want You
21. Charles, Ray – Genius Hits the Road
22. Cooke, Sam – the Man and His Music
23. Gaye, Marvin – Trouble Man
24. Gaye, Marvin – Midnight Love
25. Redding, Otis – Complete & Unbelievable: the Dictionary of Soul
26. Gaye, Marvin – Here, My Dear
27. Richie, Lionel – Can’t Slow Down
28. Blige, Mary J – What’s the 411?
29. Jackson, Janet – Janet
30. Badu, Erykah – Baduizm
31. Franklin, Aretha – Aretha Now
32. Redding, Otis – Soul Album
33. Hayes, Isaac – Hot Buttered Soul
34. Braxton, Toni – Secrets
35. Redding, Otis – Sings Soul Ballads
36. Wonder, Stevie – Music of My Mind
37. James, Etta – Tell Mama
38. Hill, Lauryn – Miseducation of…
39. TLC - CrazySexyCool
40. Houston, Whitney – Whitney Houston
41. O’Jays – Backstabbers
42. Green, Al – Let’s Stay Together
43. Redding, Otis – Dock of the Bay
44. Jackson, Janet – Rhythm Nation 1814
45. Sly and the Family Stone – Stand!
46. TLC – Fanmail
47. Sly and the Family Stone – There’s a Riot Goin’ On
48. Mayfield, Curtis – Superfly (Soundtrack)
49. Isley Brothers – 3 + 3
50. Carr, James – You Got My Mind Messed Up

Long Forgotten Gems - All Time Top 50

“Some slipped the net, even when first released on vinyl. Many have since become cult classics but have never sold in any quantity. Others recently released and deemed unhip should be investigated immediately and re-appraised. I would not lie to you. Some are yet to be reissued on cd, or have been included on a decent compilation. All come highly recommended. Don’t turn your nose up at artists you would normally not cross the street for. Give it a listen first, then turn your nose up and fire off a ‘come off it’ letter to me”.

Personal list of Colin Larkin’s.

1. Kaukonen, Jorma – Quah
2. Miller, Steve Band – Recall the Beginning… A Journey From Eden
3. Hartley, Keef Band – Halfbreed
4. Electric Flag – A Long Time Comin’
5. High Tide – Sea Shanties
6. Fame, Georgie – Fame at Last
7. Weir, Bob – Ace
8. Moby Grape – ‘69
9. Kooper, Al/Mike Bloomfield/Stephen Stills – Super Session
10. Poco – A Good Feelin’ to Know
11. Leadon, Bernie & Michael Georgiades – Natural Progression
12. Stealers Wheel – Ferguslie Park
13. Lovin’ Spoonful – Hums of the…
14. Blunstone, Colin – Ennismore
15. Blodwyn Pig – Ahead Rings Out
16. Martyn, John – Piece by Piece
17. Hollies – Would You Believe?
18. Rose, Tim – Tim Rose
19. Caravan – Waterloo Lily
20. Earth Opera – Great American Eagle Tragedy
21. Blood, Sweat & Tears – Child is the Father to Man
22. Nice – Five Bridges
23. Colosseum – Those Who are About to Die Salute You
24. Chapman, Michael – Fully Qualified Survivor
25. Taylor, Johnnie – Wanted: One Soul Singer
26. Love – Four Sail
27. Harper, Roy – Stormcock
28. Hot Tuna – America’s Choice
29. Rhinoceros – Rhinoceros
30. Darin, Bobby – Born Walden Robert Cassotto
31. Tate, Howard – Get it While You Can
32. New Riders of the Purple Sage – N.R.P.S.
33. Barclay James Harvest – Everyone is Everybody Else
34. Loggins & Messina – Sittin’ In
35. Broughton, Edgar Band – Wasa Wasa
36. Zevon, Warren – Warren Zevon
37. Ayers, Kevin – Whatevershebringswesing
38. World Party – Egyptology
39. Starry Eyed & Laughing – Thought Talk
40. Walsh, Joe – Smoker You Drink, the Player You Get
41. Haircut 100 – Pelican West
42. Spooky Tooth – Spooky Tooth
43. D’Arby, Terence Trent – Introducing the Hardline According to…
44. Nesmith, Michael – Loose Salute
45. Hüsker Dü – Zen Arcade
46. McNair, Harold – the Fence
47. Robertson, Robbie – Robbie Robertson
48. Coyne, Kevin – Marjory Razorblade
49. Miles, Buddy – Expressway to Your Skull
50. Osibisa – Woyaya

Worst Albums Ever Made – All Time Top 10

“For once your nominations left me under whelmed. Most of the votes were for popular albums people loved to hate. Top of the list were Oasis’ Be Here Now, Blur’s Parklife & Suede’s debut. I had to put those votes in the bin, because they were not generally seen as ‘really’ bad albums”.

Colin Larkin’s personal choice. As he put your votes in the bin! Ask an opinion and if you don’t like it, ignore it. Has this guy considered politics?

1. Sutch, Screaming Lord - & His Heavy Friends
2. Reed, Lou – Metal Machine Music
3. Shatner, William – the Transformed Man
4. Rundgren, Todd – Initiation
5. 10cc – Live
6. ELO – Part Two (Not ELO 2 their second album, but a later incarnation)
7. Ocasek, Ric – Quick Change World
8. Moon, Keith – Two Sides of the Moon
9. Collins, Phil – Dance Into the Light
10. Fleetwood Mac – Time

Editor’s Note: I have two of these (2 & 3), I’d love to hear the others. (I’ve heard No 8). Really bad albums are much more interesting than mediocre ones!)

Most Consistently Overrated – All Time Top 10

Colin Larkin’s personal opinion:

1. Santana – for Supernatural read Abraxas
2. Dire Straits – for Brothers in Arms read Dire Straits
3. Fleetwood Mac – for Rumours read Fleetwood Mac (1975)
4. Beach Boys – for Pet Sounds read Sunflower
5. Eagles – for Hotel California read Desperado
6. Simon & Garfunkel – for Bridge Over Troubled Water read Bookends
7. Reed, Lou – for Transformer read New York
8. Simon, Paul – for Graceland read Hearts & Bones
9. Wonder, Stevie – for Songs in the Key of Life read Music of My Mind
10. Mitchell, Joni – for Blue read the Hissing of Summer Lawns

Singles – An All Time Top 100

Colin Larkin’s personal choice. Only one choice per artist (except the Beatles, Bob Dylan and the Byrds, because “it’s my list and I’m in charge!”).

1. Byrds – Mr Tambourine Man
2. Spencer Davis Group – Gimme Some Loving
3. Dylan, Bob – Like a Rolling Stone
4. Scarlet Party – 101 DamNations
5. Booker T & the MGs – Green Onions
6. Kingsmen – Louie Louie
7. Beatles – A Hard Day’s Night
8. Kinks – Waterloo Sunset
9. Big Youth – Concrete Jungle
10. Beatles – Strawberry Fields Forever
11. Brown, James – Papa’s Got a Brand New Bag
12. Byrds – Eight Miles High
13. Buffalo Springfield – For What It’s Worth
14. Hendrix, Jimi – Wind Cries May
15. DeSanto, Sugar Pie – Soulful Dress
16. Lovin’ Spoonful – You Didn’t Have to be so Nice
17. Springfield, Dusty – Some of Your Loving
18. Blur – She’s so High
19. Strawberry Alarm Clock – Incense and Peppermints
20. James, Etta – At Last/I Just Want to Make Love to You
21. Beach Boys – Good Vibrations
22. Channel, Bruce – Hey! Baby
23. Muddy Waters – Mannish Boy
24. Cream – Badge
25. Tucker, Tommy – Hi Heel Sneakers
26. Dylan, Bob – Positively Fourth Street
27. Franklin, Aretha – Baby I Love You
28. Hollies – I Can’t Let Go
29. Who – I Can See for Miles
30. Costello, Elvis – Pills & Soap
31. Pretty Things – Come See Me
32. Sex Pistols – Pretty Vacant
33. Springsteen, Bruce – Born to Run
34. Nirvana – Smells Like Teen Spirit
35. O’Jays – Backstabbers
36. Eddy, Duane – Because They’re Young
37. Fleetwood Mac – Need Your Love so Bad
38. Temptations – Ain’t too Proud to Beg
39. Everly Brothers – Cathy’s Clown
40. Hooker, John Lee – Dimples
41. Gaye, Marvin – Let’s Get it On
42. Them – Baby, Please Don’t Go
43. Fatboy Slim – Rockafeller Skank
44. Wyatt, Robert – Shipbuilding
45. Love – Alone Again Or
46. Holloway, Brenda – Every Little Bit Hurts
47. Oasis – Wonderwall
48. Lee, Brenda – Sweet Nuthin’s
49. Commodores – Nightshift
50. Four Seasons – Walk Like a Man
51. Shannon, Del – Hats Off to Larry
52. Redding, Otis – My Girl
53. Rolling Stones – I Wanna Be Your Man
54. Green, Al – Let’s Stay Together
55. Four Tops – Reach Out, I’ll be There
56. Joy Division – Love Will Tear Us Apart
57. Waits, Tom – In the Neighbourhood
58. Madness – Our House
59. Animals – House of the Rising Sun
60. Plastic Penny – Everything I am
61. Police – Every Breath You Take
62. White, Barry – Just the Way You Are
63. Swinging Blue Jeans – You’re No Good
64. Fame, Georgie – Because I Love You
65. Summercamp – Drawer
66. Kidd, Johnny – Shakin’ All Over
67. New Radicals – You Get What You Give
68. Ellison, Lorraine – Stay With Me Baby
69. Howlin’ Wolf – Smokestack Lightnin’
70. Shadows – Theme for Young Lovers
71. Mann, Aimee – I Should Have Known
72. Supremes – Nathan Jones
73. Raspberries – Overnight Sensation (Hit Record)
74. Jones, Jimmy – Good Timin’
75. Williams, Robbie – She’s the One
76. Faith, Adam – Poor Me
77. Zombies – Time of the Season
78. Lennon, Julian – Day After Day
79. Little Richard – Tutti Frutti
80. McNabb, Ian – You Must be Prepared to Dream
81. Jackson, Michael – Stranger in Moscow
82. Mojos – Everything’s Alright
83. Teenage Fanclub – I Don’t Want Control of You
84. Presley, Elvis – A Mess of Blues
85. XTC – Ballad of Peter Pumpkinhead
86. Moody Blues – Go Now
87. Stereolab – Wow & Flutter
88. Dury, Ian – Very Personal
89. Dandy Warhols – Not if You Were the Last Junkie on Earth
90. Smithereens – Behind the Wall of Sleep
91. Sting – If I Ever Lose My Faith in You
92. Kula Shaker – Hey Dude
93. Stone Roses – I Wanna be Adored
94. Traffic – Paper Sun
95. Dekker, Desmond & the Aces – 007 (Shanty Town)
96. Jethro Tull – Living in the Past
97. Lindisfarne – Lady Eleanor
98. Osborne, Joan – One of Us
99. Jellyfish – Baby’s Coming Back
100. Lightning Seeds – the Life of Riley