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

2 Darkness on the Edge of Town - Bruce Springsteen
3 Fear - Toad the Wet Sprocket
4 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

5 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

6 Monotheist - Celtic Frost
7 Exile on Main Street - Rolling Stones
8 Herbert Von Karajan - Beethoven Symphony No. 9, 1976
9 Flood - Boris
10 The Mantle - Agalloch

The Contenders

11 Highway 61 Revisited - Bob Dylan
12 Seventh Son of a Seventh Son - Iron Maiden
13 Green River - Creedence Clearwater Revival
14 E2-E4 - Manuel Gottsching
15 At the Edge of Time - Blind Guardian
16 Live in the Paradise Garage - Larry Levan
17 Still Life - Opeth
18 The Kinks - The Village Green Preservation Society
19 London Calling - The Clash
20 Let's Get It On - Marvin Gaye
21 Flying Saucer Attack - Flying Saucer Attack
22 Woods 5: Grey Skies & Electric Light - Woods of Ypres
23 Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band - The Beatles
24 Ride the Lightning - Metallica
25 6 Kiss - Lil B
26 The Giant - Ahab
27 Led Zeppelin II - Led Zeppelin
28 Harvest - Neil Young
29 The Complete Recordings - Robert Johnson
30 Whitesnake - Whitesnake
31 Rumours - Fleetwood Mac
32 Spirit They're Gone, Spirit They've Vanished - Animal Collective
33 Dead End Kings - Katatonia
34 Aja - Steely Dan

Yes this is here on the list. But so should Donald Fagen's solo album "The Nightfly" does not really get any better than that. It's also a classic!

35 The Tired Sounds of Stars of the Lid - Stars of the Lid
36 Lovelorn - Leaves' Eyes
37 Remain in Light - Talking Heads
38 Fear of a Blank Planet - Porcupine Tree
39 American Beauty - Grateful Dead
40 Appetite For Destruction - Guns N' Roses
41 The Resurrection of Pigboy Crabshaw - Butterfield Blues Band

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

42 Tapestry - Carole King
43 Dirt - Alice in Chains
44 Blonde on Blonde - Bob Dylan
45 Powerslave - Iron Maiden

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

46 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.

47 Nebraska - Bruce Springsteen
48 Texas Flood - Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble
49 Thunder and Consolation - New Model Army
50 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

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