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 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

4 Fear - Toad the Wet Sprocket
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 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

8 Let's Get It On - Marvin Gaye
9 Monotheist - Celtic Frost
10 Flood - Boris

The Newcomers

? 1999 - Prince
? When the Pawn... - Fiona Apple

The Contenders

11 The Mantle - Agalloch
12 Seventh Son of a Seventh Son - Iron Maiden
13 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

14 At the Edge of Time - Blind Guardian
15 Live in the Paradise Garage - Larry Levan
16 Still Life - Opeth
17 Flying Saucer Attack - Flying Saucer Attack
18 Woods 5: Grey Skies & Electric Light - Woods of Ypres
19 Ride the Lightning - Metallica
20 6 Kiss - Lil B
21 The Giant - Ahab
22 Blonde on Blonde - Bob Dylan
23 Spirit They're Gone, Spirit They've Vanished - Animal Collective
24 Dead End Kings - Katatonia
25 Appetite For Destruction - Guns N' Roses
26 Whitesnake - Whitesnake
27 The Tired Sounds of Stars of the Lid - Stars of the Lid
28 Lovelorn - Leaves' Eyes
29 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

30 Remain in Light - Talking Heads
31 Fear of a Blank Planet - Porcupine Tree
32 Dirt - Alice in Chains
33 Superunknown - Soundgarden
34 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

35 Tapestry - Carole King
36 Powerslave - Iron Maiden

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

37 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.

38 Nebraska - Bruce Springsteen
39 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

40 Out of Time - R.E.M.
41 Revolver - The Beatles

Everyone should own at least one Beatles album and this one is a cracker. - Britgirl

42 All that Jazz - Ella Fitzgerald
43 Born to Play Guitar - Buddy Guy
44 American V: A Hundred Highways - Johnny Cash
45 Cheek to Cheek - Tony Bennett & Lady Gaga

Interesting, someone is rocking' some Tony Bennett. Great choice - Ned964

46 The White Album - The Beatles

Not only extremely diverse, it's a double album [kind of cheating].

47 The Downward Spiral - Nine Inch Nails
48 Jailbreak - Thin Lizzy
49 Van Halen - Van Halen
50 Thunder and Consolation - New Model Army
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Top Remixes (4)

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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