Top Ten Albums You Must Own


The Top Ten

1 Thriller - Michael Jackson

Somewhere someone commented that others have poor taste in music. Some of us like Rock music and not dance. So why would we like this album then and now. I was very much around when this was released and not a kid and I did not like dance music then and I still don't. My taste is my taste and your taste is yours. Personal taste and none are Better. I would not own this particular album because it is dance-pop. Never cared for what's popular just what I like personally. Your taste is no better than mine it's just personal, Get It!

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 - love4mjj

Any Music collection is incomplete without this masterpiece! Haters keep whining about it cause Nobody does it better when it comes to quality of albums. Its not like an album has two or three good songs but every song has to be a potential chartbuster and this guy knew how to have it that way! If anything is over-rated it has to 'nevermind'. What if it broke grounds for grunge it is not even the best grunge album of all time.. Pearl Jam did it better

Where is A Night at the Opera

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2 Dark Side Of The Moon - Pink Floyd

Better than the top 3 albums combined. It's an amazing album and a classic. - fidelcanojr

I know that dark side of the moon is starting to feel like a bandwagon album but its easily Floyds best work. - Chris-1

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!...

How is it better than the wall?

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3 Master of Puppets - Metallica

What metalhead wouldn't own this? None - list1010

A person who likes Ride The Lightning more than Master of Puppets.

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) - Psykosauron

Metallica forever and ever

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4 Led 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...

This album has everything...the essence of Led Zeppelin. Definitely better than anything Cobain or Nirvana could ever dream of doing. - jfausti

Everyone should own this album.

My Little Sister Even Loves This! AND SHE'S A 1D FAN! - 12cc

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5 Nevermind - Nirvana

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

Easily the most overrate album of all time. Almost every song is tasteless, bland, boring, and empty, such as "In Bloom," and "Lithium." These aren't bad songs, in fact, they're pretty good, but they're no where near as good as some of the band's other tracks, such as "School," "Dumb," "Frances Farmer," "Love Buzz," etc. It's a good album, but not the band's best, and certainly not one of the best in history. Their other albums are more raw and meaningful, while most songs on here are poppy and boring. Except "Drain You," "Polly," and "Something in the Way." All of those songs are great. - Alpha101

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

I have 4 in the top 20 lol - Bboymakinwitthefrekfreak

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6 Abbey 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. - BKAllmighty

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.

Honestly this is not the "must" Beatles album because of a few too many duff tracks, the great ending suite of "Golden Slumbers/Carry That Weight/The End/Your Majesty" notwithstanding. REVOLVER is the true must if only for "Tomorrow Never Knows". - GBrady

The album when John said they were trying to be non experimental. Coming from the most experimental innovative band of all time, that proved impossible. It was the Beatles swansong.

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7 Moving Pictures - Rush

Ugh, gag me with a spoon. Rush is my favorite band, but Tom Sawyer sucks. Hemispheres, Signals, 2112, and Permanent Waves are on a completely different level than this. - Brobusky

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.

You Really Need all The Rush Albums - Rushfan2112

An embarrassment to Canada. Horrible Noise.

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8 Combat Rock - The Clash

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

9 Paranoid - 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. - gibsonrock53

I love all sorts of music, I can listen to the beach boys to Metallica, I'm not just a metal head raving for heavy metal but this album really is special, every song just works, if you have never heard Black Sabbath then just play this, it better than a best of!

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. - HTML_RuleZ_D00D

Definitely needs a spot in the top 10. - Brobusky

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10 Ride the Lightning - Metallica

Way Better Than Master Of Puppets - 12cc

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The Contenders

11 Every Picture Tell's a Story - Rod Stewart

EPTAS is a masterclass from 1971 how make a variated Rock album.

Every artist on this list, from Abba to Zappa has this album at home.
This album is essential. - phr

12 Awakening - Jackie Evancho

This is a must-have album, by a must-hear singer

Four years ago Jackie stunned everyone who heard her sing. Today Jackie captures the soul so perfectly, every other singer we hear, no matter how wonderful they may be, fails to rise to the level of "The Voice".

Also on PBS pledge-gift DVD. Every song is outstanding. Her duet of "Say Something" with Cheyenne Jackson is simply marvelous. Her playing piano and singing "My Immortal" shows yet another facet of young lady.

Once this album is in your cd-player; it probably will never be ejected.

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13 Appetite 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. - CaptainComedy17

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

Oh YEAH - 12cc

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14 Another Music In a Different Kitchen - The Buzzcocks
15 The White Album - The Beatles

The best album by one of the best bands of all time!

Yes I agree, but definitely the best band ever! How can anyone better this album. Truly brilliant. What a trajedy John is no longer with us. He and Paul were prolific song writers, so talented. Their music will always stand the test of time.

Best album all time

Best of the work

16 Dream With Me - Jackie Evancho

Simply amazing performances by a young lady that none of the Billboard Hot100 could even attempt.

The DVD Dream With Me in Concert is remarkable - every song is stunning!

Simply breathtaking. To think that an 11 year old girl could do this is beyond believe. This album is from her first PBS special.

This poll is not about how old the performer is or how long the performer's resume is. It's about whether you are missing something very special if you don't own this album. You are. - BobG

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17 Inflammable Material - Stiff Little Fingers

Heartfelt punk, loved it in the day and still do

18 Nevermind the Bollocks - The Sex Pistols

The best punk album of all time. - Brobusky

19 Van Halen - Van Halen

Possibly the greatest debut of all time and one of the greatest rock albums of all time.

20 The 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!

Iron Maiden Is A Disgrace To Rock And Metal - 12cc

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Top Remixes (34)

1. Combat Rock - The Clash
2. Another Music In a Different Kitchen - The Buzzcocks
3. Inflammable Material - Stiff Little Fingers
1. Moving Pictures - Rush
2. Van Halen - Van Halen
3. Appetite For Destruction - Guns N' Roses
1. Indestructible - Disturbed
2. Ride the Lightning - Metallica
3. All Hope Is Gone - Slipknot

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