Albums You Would Add to Rolling Stone's Top 500 Albums of All Time


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21Scream - Tokio HotelV1 Comment
22Cold Fact - Rodriguez

Everyone who has seen "Searching for Sugar Man" knows this forgotten masterpiece all too well. If only the documentary was released earlier, maybe it would have made it onto that list. "Cold Fact" deserves to be a classic. In every way. It needs to be in one list with "Nevermind" or "The Wall". Actually, most South Africans would add it to a list of the greatest classics of music history without hesitating, as there it is considered a must-hear album for everyone. But neither in the States nor in Europe Rodriguez has been given the credit he deserves. The first of only two albums the American singer-songwriter released in the early 70s, this disc contains 12 songs of strong melody, perfectly blending folk with rock with 70s pop and more (for folk, there are too many instruments), with lyrics that feature themes of drug addiction, self pity, angst, rebellion and more in the most poetic of ways. It is simply an album that is perfect in every way that wouldn't have lost any of its charms ...more - Martin_Canine

23Kick - INXS

6 guys outta AUSTRALIA take over the world... Isn't that epic enough?

This is the Album that made them world famous.

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24Definitely Maybe - OasisV1 Comment
25Sehnsucht - Rammstein

Even with Rammstein being a German band singing in their mother language, it is a music group that is well known all over the globe and recieved almost universal acclaim for every album they released. It is not fair ignoring this huge band whose music has a massive fanbase on every continent no matter if they can understand the lyrics - which, by the way, have the unique ability to perfectly combine the quality and structure of classic literature and poems with almost vulgar or horrifyingly violent content, therefore developing a storytelling similar to traditional tales but with dark topics. However, this album's style of lyricsm is unusually graphic and straightforward for the band.
"Sehnsucht", along with "Mutter", is generally seen as Rammstein's best and greatest album, and also includes 2 of their most well known songs, "Engel" and "Du hast". - Martin_Canine

26Rising - Rainbow
27Metropolis Part 2: Scenes from a Memory - Dream Theater
28Secrets - Toni Braxton

Thanks to this album, she became one of the most important artists of the 90's - Irina2932

29Thick as a Brick - Jethro Tull

I am absolutely flabbergasted.
This may well be the best album of all time.
Shame on you, Rolling Stone voters.

Agreed, Poetry, Art, Ian Anderson Is Genius. Definitely One Of The Greatest Albums Of All Time For Sure.

30Close to the Edge - Yes
31Moving Pictures - Rush
32Love at First Sting - Scorpions

Wonderful Heavy Metal/Hard Rock album. "Rock You Like a Hurricane" and "Still Loving You" are marvelous songs. The whole album is fantastic - Irina2932

33In the Aeroplane Over the Sea - Neutral Milk Hotel

This album deserves to be on there for it's influence alone.

34The Black Parade - My Chemical Romance
35Once - Nightwish
36The Lion King: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack - Various Artists
37Damned Damned Damned - The Damned
38Unknown Pleasures - Joy Division
39Toxicity - System of a Down
40Excitable Boy - Warren Zevon

Should be in the top 50!

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