Top Ten Albums You Must Own


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The Top Ten

Thriller - Michael Jackson
OMG The King of Pop is the best... Thriller is the best album of all time... Micheal was such an original gifted singer and entertainer... love this album... RIP MJ xoxo


Whoever says this gem is overrated knows nothing about music or their taste in music is pure crap.. Nobody makes albums like the "KING".. The one where every song is adorable and brilliant.. I believe nevermind is the world's most overrated album.. "SLTspirit" is a milestone record, I totally agree but as an album it is highly inconsistent
The best album I've ever owned and the best album of all time!


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2Appetite For Destruction - Guns N' Roses
I don't know anyone who doesn't like this album. Sweet Child O' Mine, Welcome to the Jungle, Nightrain, Paradise City, etc.


This list is a joke. The only top-10 albums that deserve to be there are A Beautiful Lie (30 Seconds to Mars), Thriller (MJ), and Nevermind (Nirvana). Where's American Idiot (Green Day), and The Dark Side of the Moon (Pink Floyd), and Led Zeppelin I?
This is my album and I believe everyone should own by the time they are 25 along with, slippery when wet, new jersey, back in black plus many more including some I probably haven't even heard
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3Master of Puppets - Metallica
What metalhead wouldn't own this? None


One of the greatest albums by one of the greatest bands om the history of music. Has the original Metallica feel to it. There's not a person in the world who wouldn't hear at least one song from it. If you don't own it - shame on you!
Definiately the greatest heavy album of all time (and as heavy is the greatest genre, logic demands that this is the best album)


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4Abbey Road - The Beatles
The people who voted for ANY of the albums above simply voted for them because it's THEIR favorite or because it's "popular" now. Do you see or did you see 80 year old women buying pop albums like Madonna or 30 Seconds to Mars? No. When the Beatles released an album, EVERYONE loved it. Never ever has there been a band or artist that's come anywhere near how amazing the Beatles were.


Things like Abbey Road only happen once a hundred years, a thousand even. It is the finest work by the best musicians of all time.
This is the Beatles best album. From Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds to Twist and Shout, the Beatles gave it their all for this album. The best songs that you'll ever hear are on this one single album!
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5HIStory: Past, Present and Future, Book I - Michael Jackson

6Nevermind - Nirvana
Some body screw this tasteless jerk with his tasteless followers of Pop Music. Where's The Beatles? Where's Pink Floyd? Where's U2? Invincible was Mj's biggest flop, Thriller is over rated and Who the heck is Sarah Brightman?
People people, where is dark side of the moon, thriller 1, it just makes me hate michael jackson even more, this is the greatest album of all time
Haha! Love Nirvana totally deserve to be in top ten, but should be no. 1, Oh well, whatever, NEVERMIND R.I.P. Kurt Cobain, you are god
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7True Blue - Madonna
Catchy, intriguing, great... record! Love it


8Led Zeppelin IV - Led Zeppelin
Every song is a super-song in this album. you have one of the greatest riffs, an adventure song, stairway to heaven, an easy catchy songs, a super drum song, etc...
Everyone should own this album.
Great album from a great band

9Ride the Lightning - Metallica
Every song on here is popular and has one of my favorite instrumental song the call of ktula this list has some crappy albums like Michael jackson and Madonna man who cares about pop it make me sick and I have to deal with it because it comes on the radio and I can't even tell if a girl or boy is singing anyways this album has fade to black (my favorite Metallica song) creeping death fight fire with fire and for whom the bell tolls the best Metallica songs and if your a Metallica fan you'll like this album and I like every album but lulu man why do people hate st. anger in my opinion all songs are good but purify and lulu all songs is crap and some don't make sense like on the song cheat on me lou reed says why did I cheat on me what does that mean and junior dad which is 20 min. long is gay. The reason I had this album was because I like lou reed but this album sucked don't get it this and master of puppets is the albums you at least need to own

10Combat Rock - The Clash
Best Band, because they never betrayed theire way of thinking; IĀ'm not marxist, but I believe, like them, in a better world.. "Clash" means true politique

The Contenders

11The Number of the Beast - Iron Maiden
Not the best maiden album. My personal favourite is piece of mind
Better than the 12 above it. Better than the however many below it.
If you are a metalhead or simply just diggin' Hard Rock and Heavy Metal in general, you need this album!
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12Dive - Sarah Brightman

13Like a Prayer - Madonna
I prefer "True Blue" but this is her most iconic album. A Must Have Album Definitely!


14Another Music In a Different Kitchen - The Buzzcocks

15Inflammable Material - Stiff Little Fingers

16The Wall - Pink Floyd
One of the greatest album of all time! An album that you have to listen to before you die
The only album that makes you truly feel the authors pain in it.
My favorite album ever.
Absolute perfection. Truly shows the genius of Roger Waters in 2 discs. Mind-blowing.
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17Come on Over - Shania Twain

Biggest-selling country album ever by the touching songs of Shania Twain with songs like From This Moment On, You're Still the One, Man! I Feel Like a Woman!


Best selling album from female singer


18Nevermind the Bollocks - The Sex Pistols

19Invincible - Michael Jackson
Michael Jackson is the Ultimate.. His each and every album is better than any one else's. L-O-V-E you forever Michael Jackson, "King of Pop, Rock and Soul", "God of Dance", "King of Music Videos". MJ IS FOREVER.

20Hybrid Theory - Linkin Park
What the best album all songs are good crawling won grammy and in the end the greatest rock song ever I have listen also the best band ever all the albums are very good chester's voice is out of the world
How come this album so low under?!
It deserves in top 5! Come on, LINKIN PARK was doing awesome in their first album! The lyrics, and Chester' voice was really cool..
The best album ever made by the best band. Linkin Park always impresses me, definitely #1.


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21Back in Black - AC/DC
really? 49 Million albums sold world wide and this is #31?
At least top 5 please
Why is this #17 its AC/DC your argument is invaled

22Dark Side Of The Moon - Pink Floyd
Better than the top 3 albums combined. It's an amazing album and a classic.


I know that dark side of the moon is starting to feel like a bandwagon album but its easily Floyds best work.


It's a timeless classic and will never get old... It was on the charts for 15 years which is a record... I listen to it once almost every week... And is the best album to get high to!...
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23Paranoid - Black Sabbath
If you call your self a true metal or rock fan, you have to own this album! How is all this pop and rap junk ahead of Black Sabbath? You people have know knowledge of music.


Why is so much pop on here. I swear, people need to get over Michael Jackson already, nobody was so obsessed when he was alive. Just like Kurt Cobain and 2pac, he dies, and all of a sudden he's the best artist to ever live. The only differences are Kurt Cobain and 2pac didn't make annoying pop crap music and they actually should be considered to be in top ten of all time, unlike MJ.


24Wheel of Time - Sandra

25Heaven Up Here - Echo & the Bunnymen

26The White Album - The Beatles

27Moving Pictures - Rush
Moving Pictures should be number 1, or number 2 if you wanna put 2112 ahead of it. It is only 3 guys playing instruments, unlike other bands or artists where they have a gazillion or are just 1 stand alone person who doesn't even write their own music. I'm not gunna say any names, but you know who I'm talking' about.
Every. Single. Song. Rocks.

28American Idiot - Green Day
Simply put, "THE PUNK ROCK OPERA" one and only

29All Mod Cons - The Jam

30Indestructible - Disturbed

31The Eminem Show - Eminem
This is best album ever.

32Van Halen - Van Halen

33Tu Veneno - Natalia Oreiro

34Homogenic - Bjork
I need to buy it! Probably the only album that will always be ahead of the curve, no matter what year it is or trend that music is following. No other album will leave such an impression that people would feel intimidated to try and recreate it's sound.

35Sacrament - Lamb of God

36Slippery When Wet - Bon Jovi

great album with the greatest songs like livin on a prayer and wanted dead or alive


37Ray of Light - Madonna

38A Night at the Opera - Queen
Rammstein doesn't come close


Not only about the greatest hits, but some hidden gems are in there, too! Seaside Rendezvous, Death On Two Legs, Lazing On A Sunday Afternoon, '39, Good Company... Fantastic! A must have.
a lot of the Queen Greatest Hits (1) Album came from a night at the Opera


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39All Hope Is Gone - Slipknot

40Catch a Fire - Bob Marley

41Bad - Michael Jackson

Smooth Criminal is in it... AMAZING


42Piya Basanti - K.S. Chithra

43Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band - The Beatles
How is this not #1? It sure should be.


44Phobia - Breaking Benjamin

4518 - Moby

46A Little More Personal - Lindsay Lohan

47Breakaway - Kelly Clarkson

48Californication - Red Hot Chili Peppers
This is one of the best albums ever (along with by the way, BSSM, and stadium arcadium). How the hell is Lindsey Logan ahead of this album? This list is bull.

49Reign in Blood - Slayer

50Symbolic - Death
This is the definitive progressive death metal album, it's a shame chuck isn't with with us

51Two Sevens Clash - Culture

52Echoes: The Best of Pink Floyd - Pink Floyd

53Power - Nekrogoblikon

54The Power - Vanessa Amorosi

55OK Computer - Radiohead
A perfectly flawless album. Shows the diversity of Radiohead and their true creativity. Made better if quickly followed by Kid A, which is really the comedown of OK Computer
Michael jackson, 30 seconds to mars, lindsay lohan, madonna, christina aguilera, bon jovi, green day, shania twain and maroon 5 are better than radiohead? Disappointing. At least the beatles and led zep are in the top 10.
Perfect sound creation! Radiohead's albums are better than American musics of now.
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56Songs About Jane - Maroon 5

57Brave - Jennifer Lopez

58A Beautiful Lie - 30 Seconds to Mars
This is the best rock album of the new millennium, if you don't already have this album or heard this band... Where have you been?
1 word: Fantastic. try to listen to it in the middle of the night. alone...
you'll lose your mind...


This album is a revolution. a mixture of neo prog, alternative rock and metal, so vote 4 it !!!


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59The Blackening - Machine Head
This is one of the best albums ever released. Probably not as good as the follow up Unto The Locust, but still, one of the best albums ever released from any genre.

60Dream With Me - Jackie Evancho
The DVD Dream With Me in Concert is remarkable - every song is stunning!
Simply amazing performances by a young lady that none of the Billboard Hot100 could even attempt.
Get the PBS Great Performances "Dream With Me In Concert" album/DVD/Blu-ray recorded at the Ringling Museum, hosted by David Foster. Incomparable performances...
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61Disc One: All Their Greatest Hits (1992-2001) - Barenaked Ladies

62Toxicity - System of a Down

63Play - Moby

64Blood Sugar Sex Magik - Red Hot Chili Peppers
7 million people got the right idea


The best album ever!

65Temperature Rising - Tata Young

66Worship Music - Anthrax

67Pet Sounds - The Beach Boys

68Sticky Fingers - The Rolling Stones

69Loose - Nelly Furtado

70Screaming for Vengeance - Judas Priest

71The White Room - The KLF

72Confessions on a Dance Floor - Madonna

73You Can Dance - Madonna

74The Marshall Mathers LP - Eminem
Who put "the real slim shady" that's the name of a song by eminem. And that song is the worst on this album by far. Check out stan, rember me with sticky from onyx, and drug ballad all great songs and it showed lots of growth as a mc from his classic debut (witch still stands as one of the 10 best debut albums in hip-hop history). He was at his lyrical and emoitonal peak here.
Helloo this should be Number 1!

75Substance - New Order

76Bridge Over Troubled Water - Simon and Garfunkel

77Death Magnetic - Metallica

This is a very good album, all nightmare long and the unforgiven 3 are the best.

78Live at Fillmore East - The Allman Brothers Band

79Stripped - Christina Aguilera
This album is really good. Songs like Fighter, Beautiful, Dirrty, The voice within or Walk away are just unique and amazing!
I love all song

80The Woman in Me - Shania Twain

81Hunky Dory - David Bowie

82South of Heaven - Slayer

83Nimrod - Green Day

love many of these albums on the list but this is GD at their best


84Perfect Day - Cascada

85Hate Crew Deathroll - Children of Bodom

86Screamadelica - Pink Floyd

87Agnez Mo - Agnes Monica
The greatest Album
All songs are very good
After you hear it, you will repeat and repeat to hear again
Agnes is amazing
The greatest album from Agnes, you must buy it and hear all song.
The best album forever
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88Real - L'arc~en~Ciel

89Songs From the Silver Screen - Jackie Evancho
Tough to vote when there are two of her albums on the list (Dream With Me at 85). The PBS Great Performances "Music Of The Movies" concert of this album (also hosted by Jackie), is a delight - more so in my humble opinion than this CD. Keep an eye out for her THIRD PBS special later this year.
Another wonderful collection from this gifted prodigy.. Sure to become a classic of transition for Jackie from child to young lady..

90Hotel California - Eagles

91Highway To Hell - AC/DC

92Push the Button - The Chemical Brothers

93L.D.50 - Mudvayne

94The Joshua Tree - U2

95Wild Dances - Ruslana

96The Real Slim Shady - Eminem

97Meteora - Linkin Park

Breathtakingly awesome, especially with songs like Breaking The Habit, Numb, and From The Inside.


98Illmatic - Nas
The only hip-hop album worthy of being in the top 100. Maybe paid in full as well but that's about it. I would put maybe 7 hip-hop albums in a top 500 an this is one of them.
There are many in my top 100

99Greatest Hits - Robbie Williams

100The Emancipation Of Mimi - Mariah Carey

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