Your Top 25 Rock Albums EVAR!!!

HarveyCanalHarveyCanal "a distraction from my main thesis." 13,234 Posts
edited February 2018 in Strut Central
Here are mine (I think...probably forgetting at least a couple...oh well):

Beatles - Rubber Soul
Jimi Hendrix - Axis as Bold
Led Zeppelin - III
Sex Pistols - Never Mind
The Clash - London Calling
Cheap Trick - Live at Budokan
Van Halen
AC/DC Back in Black
The Cult - Love
TSOL - Change Today?
U2 - Unforgettable Fire
REM - Murmur
Jane's Addiction - Nothing's Shocking
Ziggy Stardust
Guns and Roses - Appetite
The Stone Roses
Screaming Trees - Uncle Anesthesia
Nirvana Bleach
Mudhoney
Afghan Whigs
Soudgarden - Badmotorfinger
Pavement - Slanted
My Bloody Valentine - Loveless

Now, your turn...
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  • Ramones
    Rubber Soul
    Love Forever Changes
    Pet Sounds
    Smiley Smile
    Beach Boys - Today
    The Zombies - Odyssey
    Dylan - Blonde on Blonde
    Modern Lovers
    London Calling
    Blondie - Parallel Lines
    Led Zeppelin - II
    Black Sabbath - Masters of Reality
    Jimi Axis
    Jimi - Are You
    Velvet Underground Live
    Love - Da Capo
    The Clash
    Black Sabbath - Paranoid
    Metallica - And Justice ...
    Velvet Underground - Loaded
    T. Rex
    The Stooges
    Kraftwerk
    Kinks - Village Green
    Beatles - Revolver
    Flying Burrito -  Gilded Palace

    See, I edited mine already. 25 is just not possible...

  • phongonephongone 1,652 Posts
    Harvey,

    Good call on the Cult album, they never get the props they deserve.

    What is the album with the black woman and white baby?

    I would add some Social Distortion, Radiohead, Tool, and Chili Peppers on this list.

  • Harvey, Rolling Stone called, they want their list back.

  • hcrinkhcrink 8,729 Posts
    Harvey, Rolling Stone called, they want their list back.


  • tjamestjames 156 Posts



    What is the album with the black woman and white baby?



    Afghan Wigs - Congregation

  • silly topic, but it's been a long boring day at work.

    Gang Of Four - Entertainment!
    Can - Tago Mago
    Can - Ege Bamyasi
    Bad Brains - ROIR tape
    The Stooges - Funhouse
    VU - White Light/White Heat
    Funkadelic - Maggot Brain
    The Fall - Hex Enduction Hour
    Bob Dylan - Blonde On Blonde
    Deerhoof - Apple O-
    Captain Beefheart - Lick My Decals Off, Baby
    T Rex - Electric Warrior
    The Cure - Pornography
    Black Sabbath - Masters Of Reality
    Devo - Q: Are We Not Men A: We Are Devo
    Sonic Youth - Daydream Nation
    Melvins - Bullhead
    Rolling Stones - Beggar-s Banquet
    Big Star - Sister Lovers
    Boredoms - Vision Creation Newsun
    Pavement - Slanted & Enchanted
    Spacemen 3 - Sound Of Confusion
    Oblivians - Rock N Roll Holiday
    Black Flag - Everything Went Black
    Van Halen - s/t

  • HarveyCanalHarveyCanal "a distraction from my main thesis." 13,234 Posts
    Harvey, Rolling Stone called, they want their list back.



    Populism is under-rated.

    But still, I may be the only dude anywhere with each of TSOL - Change Today, Screaming Trees - Uncle Anesthesia, and Afghan Whigs - Congregation on their list.

  • HarveyCanalHarveyCanal "a distraction from my main thesis." 13,234 Posts

    Melvins ??? Bullhead

    Good one.

  • straight from the skull and in no particular order:
    ONE KISS LEADS TO ANOTHER, Hackamore Brick
    THE VELVET UNDERGROUND & NICO
    YEAH!, Brownsville Station
    TEENAGE HEAD, Flamin' Groovies
    THE CHIRPING CRICKETS, Buddy Holly & the Crickets
    BELIEVE, Third Power
    HARD ROCK FROM THE MIDDLE EAST, Devil's Anvil
    CHILD IS FATHER TO THE MAN, Blood, Sweat & Tears
    ELECTRIC COMIC BOOK, Blues Magoos
    ON TOUR, Sam the Sham & the Pharaohs
    TOGETHER AFTER FIVE, Sir Douglas Quintet
    MOBY GRAPE
    SIDE THREE, Raspberries
    TWISTIN' AT THE ROUNDTABLE WITH THE ORCHIDS
    I KNOW YOU FINE BUT HOW YOU DOIN', Gories
    HOME SWEET HOME, Terry Manning
    DIXIE FRIED, James Luther Dickinson
    THE ROLLING STONES
    THE REDS
    RADIOS APPEAR, Radio Birdman
    FUN HOUSE, Stooges
    BLUE DIRGE, Beguiled
    THE DICTATORS GO GIRL CRAZY!
    KINGDOM COME, Sir Lord Baltimore
    NEXT MORNING

  • 25 copies of

  • magneticmagnetic 2,678 Posts
    Led Zeppelin - Houses of The Holy.
    Metallica - Master Of Puppets.
    Pantera - Vulgar Display Of Power.
    Depeche Mode - Some Great Reward.
    Buck Pets - s/t.
    Bad Brains - Quickness.
    Talk Talk - The Colour Of Spring.
    Skinny Puppy - Mind: The Perpetual Intercourse.
    Soundgarden - Superunknown.
    Audioslave - s/t.
    Rage Against The Machine - Evil Empire.
    Talking Heads - Remain In Light.
    The Smiths - The Queen Is Dead Killing Joke - s/t.
    R.E.M. - Document.
    Black Sabbath - Master of Reality.
    Megadeth - Peace Sells...But Who's Buying?
    Fishbone - Truth and SouL.
    U2 - War.
    The Mighty Lemon Drops - World Without End.
    Prince - Purple Rain.
    The Psychedelic Furs - Talk Talk Talk.
    Nine Inch Nails - The Downward Spiral.
    Ministry - Twitch.
    Foo Fighters - The Colour and the Shape.
    The Cramps - Psychedelic Jungle.

  • RockadelicRockadelic Out Digging 13,993 Posts
    straight from the skull and in no particular order:
    ONE KISS LEADS TO ANOTHER, Hackamore Brick
    THE VELVET UNDERGROUND & NICO
    YEAH!, Brownsville Station
    TEENAGE HEAD, Flamin' Groovies
    THE CHIRPING CRICKETS, Buddy Holly & the Crickets
    BELIEVE, Third Power
    HARD ROCK FROM THE MIDDLE EAST, Devil's Anvil
    CHILD IS FATHER TO THE MAN, Blood, Sweat & Tears
    ELECTRIC COMIC BOOK, Blues Magoos
    ON TOUR, Sam the Sham & the Pharaohs
    TOGETHER AFTER FIVE, Sir Douglas Quintet
    MOBY GRAPE
    SIDE THREE, Raspberries
    TWISTIN' AT THE ROUNDTABLE WITH THE ORCHIDS
    I KNOW YOU FINE BUT HOW YOU DOIN', Gories
    HOME SWEET HOME, Terry Manning
    DIXIE FRIED, James Luther Dickinson
    THE ROLLING STONES
    THE REDS
    RADIOS APPEAR, Radio Birdman
    FUN HOUSE, Stooges
    BLUE DIRGE, Beguiled
    THE DICTATORS GO GIRL CRAZY!
    KINGDOM COME, Sir Lord Baltimore
    NEXT MORNING

    You need to come down to Austin for ARC....we'll reserve a special seat for you at Hotel Loopden.

    I'll tell you some James Dickinson stories.

  • asstroasstro 1,753 Posts
    25 off the top of the head, but these could change in 5 minutes:

    Bad Brains - Rock For Light
    Black Flag - The First Four Years
    Slayer - Reign In Blood
    Hendrix - Axis Bold As Love
    Cream - Disraeli Gears
    New Bomb Turks - Destroy Oh Boy
    The Damned - Damned Damned Damned
    Minutemen - Double Nickels On The Dime
    Iggy & The Stooges - Raw Power
    Dag Nasty - Can I Say
    The B-52's - ST
    Black Sabbath - Paranoid
    Minor Threat - Discography
    Motorhead - Ace Of Spades
    Cro-Mags - The Age Of Quarrel
    Van Halen - ST
    Cocteau Twins - The Pink Opaque
    Gang Of Four - Solid Gold
    Discharge - Hear Nothing, See Nothing, Say Nothing
    The Smiths - Hatful Of Hollow
    The Cure - Seventeen Seconds
    DRI - Dealing With It
    Shudder To Think - Pony Express Record
    The Police - Regatta De Blanc
    Led Zeppelin - Houses of The Holy

    You know, it's basically impossible to stick to just 25. I just came up with that in 5 minutes and looking at it I can think of 25 more records that are just as great as any of these...

  • i don't think Tool has aged well.


    anyway obscurity is cool and all, but if you don't have Paranoid and Back in Black on your list you need to have your head examined.

  • i don't think Tool has aged well.


    anyway obscurity is cool and all, but if you don't have Paranoid and Back in Black on your list you need to have your head examined.

    I only vaguely like AC/DC and don't like Sabbath at all. Later for "classics" vs. "obscurities" - if it gets repeat plays on your stereo, then that's good enough.

  • RockadelicRockadelic Out Digging 13,993 Posts
    Impossible task but I'll give it a shot....

    Mountain "Nantucket Sleighride"
    Black Sabbath "Paranoid"
    Rolling Stones "Sticky Fingers"
    Beatles "Rubber Soul"
    Led Zeppelin "III"
    Doors "Morrison Hotel"
    Hendrix "Are You Experienced"
    Love "Forever Changes"
    Stooges "Raw Power"
    Neil Young "Zuma"
    Velvet Underground "S/T"
    Lou Reed "Rock & Roll Animal"
    Cold Sun "Dark Shadows"
    Ramones "S/T"
    Mahogany Rush "Maxoom"
    Felt "S/T"
    Chuck Berry "Berry On Top"
    Johnny Burnette & The Rock & Roll Trio "S/T"
    13th Floor Elevators "Psychedelic Sounds"
    Rayne "S/T"
    Little Richard "S/T"
    REM "Murmur"
    Bob Dylan "Blood On The Tracks"
    Van Morrison "Tupelo Honey"
    Son Volt "Trace"

  • This list can and will change at any moment:

    Aerosmith-Rocks
    Allman Brothers Band-At Fillmore East
    Anthrax-Among The Living
    Black Sabbath-Master Of Reality
    Blind Faith-s/t
    Christ On A Crutch-Crime Pays When Pigs Die
    Cream-Wheels Of Fire
    Jimi Hendrix Experience-Electric Ladyland
    King Crimson-In The Court Of The Crimson King
    Led Zeppelin-Houses Of The Holy
    Love-Out Here
    Melvins-Gluey Porch Treatments
    Mothers Of Invention-Freak Out
    Mudhoney-Every Good Boy Deserves Fudge
    Nirvana-Nevermind
    Pink Floyd-Dark Side Of The Moon
    Queensryche-Operation:mindcrime
    The Rascals-Freedom Suite/Music Music
    Red Hot Chili Peppers-BloodSugarSexMagik
    Santana-Abraxas
    S.O.D.-Speak English Or Die
    Sonic Youth-Goo
    The Stooges-Fun House
    Neil Young-After The Gold Rush
    Soundtrack-Woodstock

  • DrWuDrWu 4,021 Posts
    Easter Everywhere
    Zeppelin I
    Stories from the City, Stories from the Sea
    Sign O' The Times
    Electric Ladyland
    Highway 61 Revisited
    Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere
    Super Fuzz Big Muff
    Clash S/T
    On Fire (cd version w/ Bonus tracks)
    Music From Big Pink
    Let It Be (Replacements)
    Dig Me Out
    Back In Black
    Live Dead
    Abraxas
    Still Feel Gone
    Scary Monsters
    The Doors S/T
    Slanted and Enchanted
    Blood on the Tracks
    Black Sabbath S/T
    Sun Singles
    Tupelo Honey (just that song alone)
    Surrealistic Pillow

  • hcrinkhcrink 8,729 Posts
    tough...

    Velvets and Nico
    White Light White Heat
    Kinks: Kontreversy
    Odessey and Oracle
    Beatles: Revolver
    Gilded Palace of Sin
    Astral Weeks
    Townes Van Zandt: S/T
    Dwight Twilley Band: Twilley Don't Mind
    Gene Clark: Roadmaster
    Stooges: Funhouse
    Blue Cheer: Vincebus Eruptum
    Peter Grudzien: the Unicorn
    Neu!: S/T
    Faust Tapes
    Pet Sounds
    Who: My Generation
    Bringin' It All Back Home
    Big Star: #1 Record
    Bowie: Hunky Dory
    Nirvana: In Utero
    Silver Jews: Starlight Walker
    Workingman's Dead
    Neil Young: Everybody Knows
    Syd Barrett: Madcap Laughs

  • buttonbutton 1,475 Posts
    lots of the ones mentioned plus these

    olivia tremor control, black foliage animation
    r.e.m., reckoning
    beat happening, Dreamy
    velvet underground III
    howlin' wolf, moanin' in the moonlight
    os mutantes s/t
    aisler's set, terrible things happen
    capn jazz LP and/or 2cd discography

    oh and of course power of zues, boz scaggs, and all those other ones

  • Jeff, your and my list are probably the most similar. I can't believe you forgot Moby Grape, judging on our mutual love of rock from the same time-period.

    I know I'm missing a lot -- and I've left off a lot of personal faves -- because I had only my iTunes playlist to go by.

    The Beatles - White Album
    The Beatles - Abbey Road
    The Beatles - Sgt. Pepper's
    Big Star - Radio City
    Buffalo Springfield - Again
    The Byrds - Mr. Tambourine Man
    David Bowie - Ziggy Stardust
    The Kinks - Kinda Kinks
    Moby Grape - s/t
    Nirvana - In Utero
    Oasis - Definitely Maybe
    Pixies - Doolittle
    The Pretenders - s/t
    Radiohead - OK Computer
    The Smiths - The Queen Is Dead
    T Rex - Electric Warrior
    The Replacements - Let It Be
    The Clash - London Calling
    The Jesus and Mary Chain - Psychocandy
    The Rolling Stones - Sticky Fingers
    The Rolling Stones - Exile on Main St.
    U2 - The Joshua Tree
    Led Zeppelin - II
    Led Zeppelin - Houses of the Holy
    Led Zeppelin - IV

  • bassiebassie 11,710 Posts
    I'll avoid repetition and just say my 25 is the cut and paste of most of these lists, with one addition:


  • CosmoCosmo 9,767 Posts

    Townes Van Zandt: S/T

    Would this be considered a "rock" record?

    Surprised only one person listed "Exile On Main Street" too.

  • hcrinkhcrink 8,729 Posts

    Townes Van Zandt: S/T

    Would this be considered a "rock" record?

    I dunno, no one seems to object to calling Dylan "rock".

  • tres hard...no particular order

    Sonics "Here Are The Sonics"
    Jimi Hendrix "Axis Bold as Love"
    MC5 "Born in the USA"
    Stooges "Funhouse"
    Who "Live At Leeds"
    Kinks "Something Else"
    Beatles "Revolver"
    AC/DC "Let there Be Rock"
    Blue Oyster Cult "Tyranny and Mutation"
    Motorhead "Overkill"
    Rolling Stones "Let it Bleed"
    Van Halen "II"
    Thin Lizzy "rocker"(singles collection, but im counting it as an LP)
    Alice Cooper "Love it to Death"
    Cheap Trick "In color"
    Little Richard "Heres Little Richard"
    ZZ Top "Tres Hombres"
    Slayer "Reign in Blood"
    Metallica "Master of Puppets"
    Queen "Sheer Heart Attack"
    Led Zeppelin "Physical Graffiti"
    Velvet Underground "White Light White Heat"
    New York Dolls "S/T"
    Kiss "Alive"
    Husker Du "Zen Arcade"

  • DrWuDrWu 4,021 Posts

    Townes Van Zandt: S/T

    Would this be considered a "rock" record?

    I dunno, no one seems to object to calling Dylan "rock".

    Bob Dylan invented rock, son.

  • BLONDE ON BLONDE X 25

  • Can-Future Days
    Fugazi-Repeater
    Talking Heads-Remain in Light
    Jeff Beck-Blow by Blow
    Steely Dan-Royal Scam
    Hendrix-Band of Gypsies




  • Bob Dylan invented rock, son.

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  • RockadelicRockadelic Out Digging 13,993 Posts

    Bob Dylan invented rock, son.

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    Right after he invented Folk music.
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