Top Ten Albums You Would Have on a Deserted Isle

If you could have only ten albums, which would you choose? No compilations please.

The Top Ten

1 The Wall - Pink Floyd

I think it's about time I listened to a lot more Pink Floyd than I do. - Britgirl

If it were down to one, I guess I'd have to choose this. What a mind numbingly sad decision that would be. - Ned964

May want to add some sort of apparatus to play the albums to your other list of items you'd want with you - Billyv

2 Darkness on the Edge of Town - Bruce Springsteen
3 Fear - Toad the Wet Sprocket
4 Coat of Many Colors - Dolly Parton

Nice list...! Some nice choices too. From this list so far, I'd choose this one and Let's Get It On. I'm so indecisive, it would take forever for me to choose the ones I would would like to keep me company. - Britgirl

5 Herbert Von Karajan - Beethoven Symphony No. 9, 1976

Feels like a Sunday morning, I'd better put this on, make some coffee - Ned964

6 London Calling - The Clash
7 Let's Get It On - Marvin Gaye
8 World of Echo - Arthur Russell

While maybe not my favorite album (I wouldn't bring Suicide on to my island, that would give me nightmares), it is definitely the most essential soundtrack to being on a deserted isle. - djpenquin999

9 Monotheist - Celtic Frost
10 Exile on Main Street - Rolling Stones

The Contenders

11 Seventh Son of a Seventh Son - Iron Maiden
12 Flood - Boris
13 The Mantle - Agalloch
14 Highway 61 Revisited - Bob Dylan
15 At the Edge of Time - Blind Guardian
16 Green River - Creedence Clearwater Revival

Probably not the bands best album, but it contains my favorite song by them, so it would be tough to leave it behind - Ned964

Sinister Purpose... I love the guitar riffs - Ned964

17 E2-E4 - Manuel Gottsching

I'll have to give this a listen. At a minimum, this is one cool album cover, and should be submitted to the list of "Best Album Covers" within this site. - Ned964

18 Live in the Paradise Garage - Larry Levan
19 Still Life - Opeth
20 The Kinks - The Village Green Preservation Society
21 Rumours - Fleetwood Mac

Changed my mind. Going with this today, and I believe Britgirl submitted it...Where would I be without this great album? Lost - Ned964

22 Flying Saucer Attack - Flying Saucer Attack
23 Woods 5: Grey Skies & Electric Light - Woods of Ypres
24 Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band - The Beatles
25 Blonde on Blonde - Bob Dylan
26 Ride the Lightning - Metallica
27 Whitesnake - Whitesnake
28 Harvest - Neil Young
29 6 Kiss - Lil B
30 The Giant - Ahab
31 Led Zeppelin II - Led Zeppelin
32 The Complete Recordings - Robert Johnson
33 Appetite For Destruction - Guns N' Roses
34 Spirit They're Gone, Spirit They've Vanished - Animal Collective
35 Dead End Kings - Katatonia
36 The Tired Sounds of Stars of the Lid - Stars of the Lid
37 Lovelorn - Leaves' Eyes
38 The Resurrection of Pigboy Crabshaw - Butterfield Blues Band

On second thought, I will listen to this, I hear it's pretty good... - Ned964

For three reasons: 1) They're a great band 2) Driftin' & Driftin' is amazing and 3) They're a great band (it needed to be said more than once). - Britgirl

You really love this album, and I'm gonna guess you're listening to it daily. I'm gonna have to check it out in more detail... - Ned964

39 Tapestry - Carole King
40 Powerslave - Iron Maiden

I just had to put this album on this list.
Iron Maiden is awesome :-)

41 The Book of Souls - Iron Maiden

One of my most favorite Iron Maiden albums.
Epic songs, a lot of good melodies, good vocals, good riffs, and it has my all-time favorite Iron maiden song:
Empire of the Clouds.

42 Remain in Light - Talking Heads
43 Dirt - Alice in Chains
44 Fear of a Blank Planet - Porcupine Tree
45 American Beauty - Grateful Dead
46 Superunknown - Soundgarden
47 Hotel California - Eagles

Gah. Why didn't I think of this. Naturally, I would like this. Or better still, The Very Best Of Eagles, which you really can't go wrong with. - Britgirl

Yeah, this album marked a huge departure from their prior sound, and I consider it one of the best albums of all time. But I don't remember being overwhelmed by much the band put out after this album. Years after I had stopped listening to them, it's the early stuff I really like now, especially that greatest hits album you referenced. - Ned964

48 Out of Time - R.E.M.
49 The Cars - The Cars
50 Born to Run - Bruce Springsteen
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Top Remixes (5)

1. Monotheist - Celtic Frost
2. The Mantle - Agalloch
3. Seventh Son of a Seventh Son - Iron Maiden
1. The Wall - Pink Floyd
2. Darkness on the Edge of Town - Bruce Springsteen
3. Coat of Many Colors - Dolly Parton
1. At the Edge of Time - Blind Guardian
2. Ride the Lightning - Metallica
3. The Wall - Pink Floyd

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