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Deep Purple - Machine Head
Yes - Close to the Edge / Relayer
Gorillaz - Demon Days
Rush - 2112 / Hemispheres
Iron Maiden - Seventh Son of a Seventh Son / Powerslave
Megadeth - Rust in Piece / Peace Sells
Wishbone Ash - Argus
Pink Floyd - Animals
David Bowie - The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars / Diamond Dogs
The Good, the Bad & the Queen - The Good, the Bad & the Queen.

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I dunno about my top 10 -- there have been a lot of great albums already -- but has anyone mentioned Odessey and Oracle? That makes my list for sure.


Nothing else is even worth considering

This was hard to narrow down to 10, but here goes.

10. Pearl Jam - Ten
9. Switchfoot - Hello Hurricane
8. The Jimi Hendrix Experience - Are You Experienced?
7. U2 - The Joshua Tree
6. Led Zeppelin - Led Zeppelin IV
5. Smashing Pumpkins - Siamese Dream
4. Violent Femmes - Violent Femmes
3. The Beatles - Abbey Road
2. Sonic Youth - Daydream Nation
1. They Might Be Giants - Flood

Honorable Mentions go to:
Nirvana - Nevermind
White Stripes - White Blood Cells
The Sundays - Reading, Writing and Arithmetic

Good thread! I don't post much, but had to get a piece of this action. Also, great seeing shoutouts to Maiden and Jars of Clay :)

Listening to Zuzek right now, I like the grooves! I left some comments on a couple tracks.

In no particular order:

  1. Ministry: The Mind Is A Terrible Thing To Taste
  2. Alice In Chains: Dirt
  3. Pink Floyd: Wish You Were Here
  4. Killing Joke: Extremities, Dirt & Various Repressed Emotions
  5. Nitzer Ebb: Belief
  6. Metallica: ...And Justice For All
  7. Iron Maiden: Somewhere In Time
  8. Led Zeppelin: Houses Of The Holy
  9. Living Sacrifice: Reborn
  10. The Beatles: The Beatles (White Album)
Oh man, this was harder than I thought. I feel I also have to mention these magnum opuses that I had to cut:
  • AC/DC: Back In Black
  • Believer: Transhuman
  • Black Sabbath: Paranoid
  • The Cult: Love
  • The Cure: Disintegration
  • Demon Hunter: Extremist
  • Embodyment: Hold Your Breath
  • Front 242: Front By Front
  • Greater Than One: London
  • Herbie Hancock: Future Shock
  • Helmet: Aftertaste
  • How To Destroy Angels EP
  • Johnny Q Public: Extra-Ordinary
  • Meat Beat Manifesto: 99%
  • Megadeth: Peace Sells... But Who's Buying?
  • Meshuggah: None EP
  • Mr. Mister: Welcome To The Real World
  • Nine Inch Nails: The Fragile or Pretty Hate Machine
  • Nirvana: Nevermind
  • Michael Nyman: Gattaca
  • Tom Petty: Full Moon Fever
  • Rose: Into The Unknown
  • Rush: Caress Of Steel EP
  • Saviour Machine: Saviour Machine
  • Sepultura: Roots
  • Newsboys: Take Me To Your Leader
  • Skinny Puppy: Too Dark Park
  • Slayer: South Of Heaven
  • Soundgarden: Badmotorfinger
  • Stavesacre: Friction
  • Weird Al Yankovic: Straight Outta Lynwood
  • Yes: Close To The Edge

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MinatozakiSana said:

Kacey Musgraves - Same Trailer Different Park

Was listening to this today. Great album from front to back. Looking forward to the new one at the end of the month.

Dark_Lord_2008 said:
20th century music>>> 21st century music.
My top 10 consist of only 20th century music albums, real musicians, real singers that did not rely heavily upon technology to create music. I am not a fan of 21st century music. You do not need to be a talented singer or musician in the 21st century. Modern technology enables anyone to sing well with autotune, robotic voice over and loops.

I feel like what you are saying is true for mainstream music. However, there are still plenty of good musicians that don't get much radio play. It is popular music that sucks now, not so much all of the music within this century.

1. Set Your Goals - Mutiny (2006) Still has my favourite song 12 years later.
2. LA Dispute - Rooms of the House (2014)
3. The Wonder Years - The Greatest Generation (2013)
4. Underoath - Lost in the Sound of Separation (2008)
5. New Found Glory - Sticks And Stones (2002)

Ride The Chariot

bob dylan - the times they are a-changin
bob marley - legend
drake - more life
fallout 3 ost
george harrison - all things must pass
john lennon - plastic ono band
lil b - i’m gay
lil wayne - dedication 2
marvin gaye - what’s going on
michael jackson - thriller
toro y moi - samantha
young thug - slime season 2

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TabloidJunkie said:
1. Dangerous/History (Michael Jackson)
2. Appetitie for Destruction/Use your Illusion II (GNR)
3. The Number of the Beast/Powerslave (Iron Maiden)
4. Use your Illusion I/ GNR Live/ Chinese Democracy (GNR)
5. Invincible, Bad, Thriller (Michael Jackson)
6. News of the World (Queen)
7. Off the Wall (Michael Jackson)
8. Abbey Road (The Beatles)
9. Vessel/Blurry Face (TØP)
10. Blue Album (Lukas Graham)

First of all, WOW! Was not expecting to find a HUGE MJ fan here but your list blew my mind. Even better, YES, Dangerous was his greatest musical achievement. Should have done better than it did had it only came out one year earlier (1990) before Nirvana'a Nevermind changed the music scene (1991) and knocked Dangerous off the charts. 

Anyway, before I posted my list I scrolled around to see if I'd find someone that places an MJ record at #1 haha.

This is tough, but I'll give it a try (also, gonna try to limit my choices by artist as my musical tastes are quite open-minded and to be honest...I only consider very few albums to be truly worthy of any list. Gonna just include one's that truly made an impact on me. Many artists nowadays are incapable of making great albums.) I LOVE many artists and a ***T-ton of songs, but very few albums. There are many albums that have just one or two MASTERFUL songs but I cannot include them for just two songs etc. So yeah...this is tough. 

1] DANGEROUS|Michael Jackson

2] ENIGMA|Love Sensuality Devotion: The Greatest Hits 

3] KATATONIA|The Fall of Hearts

4| OPETH| Blackwater Park

5] NIRVANA|Nevermind

6] ACE OF BASE| The Sign

7| ULVER| The Assasination of Julius Caesar

8| NIRVANA| In Utero


10| DELERIUM| Karma


And yeah, greatest hits SHOULD count as the RIAA includes them in their top selling albums lists. For example: The Eagles' greatest hits is their best selling album and the 2nd best selling album of all-time.