Best Albums of All Time
The Contenders: Page 3
If albums were ranked by the sheer amount of killer songs on them, this album would be number one in every poll!
What? Below Linkin Park? You guys have no ears! This invented the double album!
Okay this is a lot better than half the Linkin Park crap above this
Definitely top three. Best Dylan album so it has to be in the top three.V 4 Comments
I think we all know this should be much higher on the list.
OK Computer is an album of its time, In Rainbows is an album that transcends time. The textures, the muddiness, the loving and personal lyrics. It combines Radiohead at their most electronic, rocky, orchestral, sensual, heartfelt, dangerous, joyful, and real.
Recently purchased this on vinyl, never heard it before, and it honestly is now one of my favourite albums ever written.
Truely brilliant - yoshimon3V 13 Comments
I was on my way to add this if I didn't see it - SabbathV 2 Comments
I was curious and bought the album and it was a good move :) Its great! His accent is cute
On Saturday I had the pleasure to visit the concert in Flensburg (Ger). It was G R E A T. Menowin made jokes with us, he went around the fans and he sang in a way, I've still got mountains of feelings in my heart!
Here's one of those "we're throwing this in to show how cool we are" picks. How many people really sat through this whole album?
This ZERO ahead of The Doors? Um, No.V 3 Comments
If Eddie had taken both barrels instead of Kurt, these guys would be considered the most influential band of the grunge scene.
All the songs that made this album are wonderful
Best grunge album ever made, I would dare to say this album is tied with "London Calling" or "Re"
One of the few albums where I like every Song.V 19 Comments
This album is amazing. The only song that is even remotely uninteresting was For Free? (Interlude). The production in each song is amazing and it is a lyrical masterpiece.
Wow! What an amazing album this is. Astounding in ever level.
Should be in the top 100
It's a modern day masterpiece, and in 10 years, this will surely be a hallmark in rap.V 9 Comments
For those who haven't heard it, give it a listen, then give Dark Side of the Moon a try. If you don't love these when you're young, you'll grow to love them when you're older. I grew up on AC/DC (was at the Back in Black live concert), Led Zeppelin, Van Halen, Queen, Elton John, Black Sabbath, Billy Joel and loved them all--in their Day. The only music that seems to have serious holding power over the generations is the Beatles and Pink Floyd. While Elvis may be the king of Rock n Roll and MJ the king of Pop, Pink Floyd's Dark Side of the Moon is still selling over a 1/2 million copies annually and has been for almost 50 years. NO OTHER ALBUM can claim this. While the Beatles and a very small number of other artists do this over all albums combined, clearly a single album with that staying power transcends fads and fashion through pure musicality and speaking to the human condition in the worldwide audience. People can argue opinions forever, but when an album never stops selling at ...more
Being a Pink Floyd fan I'm happy to see that both DSOTM and The Wall are included in the top 10, although I'm very disappointed to find Animals so far down on the list. I strongly believe that this album is severely underrated. This is personally my favourite Pink Floyd album. The combination of Roger Water's straightforward, no B.S. lyrics about politics, society and censorship, with the incredibly creative and progressive music by the rest of the group make this a perfect album. There is simply nothing else like it. If you've never listened to it I strongly recommend you do.
I really love this album. Dark Side of the Moon rightfully takes the number 1 spot, but Animals deserves to be in the top 20 at least in my opinion. Dogs is one of PF's greatest songs, with amazing vocals and guitar from Gilmour. It is the stand out song on this album but Sheep and Pigs are also great. The overall message of this song really enhances the experience as well.
All 5 songs are so good with dogs being one of my favorites of all time. 17 minutes seems to fly by when I listen to that songV 7 Comments
How is this album on 23rd.? Come on American idiot on 13th really? Go and check any official List there is no American idiot on it and Metallica's black album comes before nirvana's never mind there is something really wrong with this list Metallica rocks and this album proved it. M/
Metallica should be at least number 10. I mean, come on! This is one of the greatest albums of all time let alone in heavy metal! That album has five, FIVE, number one singles, which is pretty hard to do now. Metallica is one of the most inspiring bands out there.
This is one of the best albums ever! Metallica are overall one of the greatest metal bands in the history of music and this is one of there top albums! This well deserves to be at least in the top 10!
Everyone who says that this is a sellout album can't handle anything different than metal, I like the first 4 albums and I liked this one. - DarkSideOfRandyV 13 Comments
This album is the definition of rock and roll. This easily deserves to be in the top ten. I am disgusted at how low this is.
The best album by a GREAT band. And a double album without a weak song. It should be in the Top 10.
The best of the Stones. Top 20 for sure.
It was only after listening to this album that I knew the definition of rock. I still can't put it into words, but it felt like a train hiting with a sledgehammer. Probably the most honest rock album ever made, and therefore probably the only rock album ever made. Trully amazing.V 7 Comments
Best hard rock album of all time. Every track is a killer. Still remember buying my first copy when it was released and being completely blown away by "Whole Lotta Love" (the song that blew out countless speaker bass cones as well). This one set the standard for all rock albums to follow.
Not only the best Led Zeppelin album, but the best album ever!
Best album ever and the first album ever truly be Metal.
Love this one. But not even close to being Zeppelin's bestV 14 Comments
Not only is the best album of the band, but also created a trend in heavy metal music. Along with Piece of Mind, one of the best albums of music history.
All the musicians on this album makes a huge job, especially Steve Harris notes. A historical record, no doubt.
Up the Irons!
This album truly defines what Metal is all about. Every song is epic, every riff is a masterpiece. Bruce Dickinson at his vocal best. Absolutely mind blowing album. Deserves to be in the 10 for sureV 2 Comments
Led Zeppelin's masterpiece. The best double album of all time because many successful bands of the '80s spent all their time redoing 5 songs on this album over and over again. Better than any other Led Zeppelin album and way better than any new cruddy artists work.
Recently revisited this album, and played it in its entirety near ten times in a week. It stands out in part due to the variety of style and influence. I suspect it is probably my preferred Zep album. Shared some of those ten plays with friends and family and no one, irrespective of musical taste objected. - Myke1
Stunningly diverse with side 3 (vinyl) the standout. They never reached these heights again.
Why is this so low? By far Zeppelin's best workV 4 Comments
'THEY DON'T CARE ABOUT US'
'YOU ARE NOT ALONE'
'STRANGER IN MOSCOW'
Seriously. This album should be at the 2nd place. I totally agree with the first one. It had to be THRILLER. But the 2nd one it should have been this. Have you all forgotten Michael's THEY don't CARE ABOUT US, YOU ARE NOT ALONE... Pretty sad
Stranger in Moscow is the best song in the HIStory of music
My top five:
1.Stranger In Moscow
2.They Don't Care About Us
Honorable Mentions: You Are Not Alone, Childhood, Scream - malamJONES
Best stones album...after Brian's death they locked themselves in the studio and came up the the greatest rock album of all time..the press at the time thought they wouldn't better Beggars Banquet...Let it bleed easily surpasses it.
How can this possibly be the best Rolling Stones album without Brian Jones or Mick Taylor? The songs are good but lacking something...what is it?V 2 Comments
I cannot say this is the greatest album of all time because as I look through this list I see so many albums I could rank at number 1 but damn this is a good album, there are so many fantastic albums not on this list and so many awful albums that are but Joy Divisions Unknown Pleasures should be in the top 5!
Man, this is literally one of the best albums of all time how is this not at least within the top 3, and even more to the point, how did things like Michael jackson, lady gaga and other albums that are near 20th place get in front of JOY DIVISION has the world gone insane!
86th is a disgraceful place for one of the most extraordinary albums to emerge from the Manchester punk scene. Not only a pioneer for all the fantastic post-punk albums that would follow, Unknown Pleasures is a masterpiece of lyrics and minimalism. - mjgass
This is a pretty important album in the music industry and one of my favorites. - Mumbizz01V 1 Comment
Every single song in this album has a deep meaning embodied in itself. It is probably the best album of the greatest mellow rock band and U2's class is reflected in this piece of musical art. I on behalf of all U2 fans across the globe salute these legends who are responsible to bestow us peace of mind and satisfaction of soul
Look honestly this album should be in the top 10. Aside from the Beatles, Bob Dylan, and maybe Pink Floyd or the Stones, U2 is the greatest band, and aside from Achtung Baby, this is the greatest album. The Joshua Tree is full of lyrics that touch your soul in ways others simply don't. This album will understand you more than you understand you.
The greatest alum ever,where else would you find some of the greatest songs ever...This would pass as a best of album for any other band in the world.
What makes this album better than the rest is how complete it is.V 8 Comments
American idiot. The 2nd best album of all time after thriller. 5 superhit singles rest 8 superb songs with different creativity, art, music and lyrics. And if you're are saying HYBRID THEORY sold 30 million copies, its wrong. The true value is 24 million but american idiot sold 14 million copies. I accept that but there was different time. At that time internet was not so popular so people just buy the album. But almost after 5 years when american idiot was released the internet was popular in all over the world, so people around the world did not need to buy a copy from a shop. AND IN ROLLING STONE MAGAZINE american idiot was ranked 22 best album of decade but in reader's choice it was at rank.1. And in both two list there was no hybrid theory or meteora of linkin park. IN KERRANG MAGAZINE american idiot was ranked 5 at best album of all time. And the songs are amazing in AI.
American Idiot came out at a time when people where afraid to speak out due to 9/11. Green Day didn't care about what people where and wheren't supposed to say, they released the album filled with rage and disappointment about America and it's politics anyway.
The storyline throughout the whole album is appealing to the youth as everybody can find something to identify with. And with a mix of angry rock songs like "American Idiot" to emotional ballads like "Boulevard of Broken Dreams" and "Wake Me Up When September Ends" I don't see how this can't be considered the greatest album of all time.
Even if it's almost 6 years since it first came out it is still current with a now on going Broadway play.
That, for me, makes American Idiot the obvious choice on this list.
Nothing comes close to this. I am sorry but it just doesn't. People buy into the hype of a lot of the albums above because they get told it is great. But actually sit down and listen to this album a few times. All the songs tell a story like a book it is sheer genius. This is also a band who was about to split up and wrote this about America. What normal people will not admit to seeing about the world Green Day was not scared to show people the world they was living in away from what the media tells you Green Day tells it straight. This may not sound like complete punk but trust me this is as punk as it gets.
Oh god why did this fall so hard? - ProPandaV 54 Comments
The greatest collection of love songs of all time, I really expected this to be top 10. - Doom
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