Best Albums of All Time

The Contenders: Page 4

61 In the Aeroplane Over the Sea - Neutral Milk Hotel

I LOVE YOU JESUS CHRIST shakes the listener to the bone in an album full of cryptic lyrics and bizarre instrumentation. This album achieves full emotion like no other album has for me.

Please. Who cares about Linkin Park and Fall Out Boy anyway. I did but that was a dark time known as Junior High School. Please, world. How does "Rockstar" by Nickelback compare to "Oh Comely"? This is a gem, folks. Appriecate it. This is not for everybody but this deserves top 100. At least.

It is my favourite album of all time, and it is a solid and consistent album which really makes you appreciate music more. - Jiorl

All I can really say is that it's a pretty good album, even if it is just a meme. It's a solid Indie rock album; nothing more, and nothing less. - Evafag

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62 Van Halen - Van Halen

An absolute killer album, one of the greatest debut albums, awesome songs and production, the bands smokes on this one. If this was a guitar based album list and these were just guitar fans or people that knew what great actually meant then this album would be high on the list or fighting amongst other killer albums like some Van Halen's very own albums. - frankmartin

Infectious, melodic, and ear blistering! Still has me in awe. It's impact on the future guitar slingers alone makes it a top 20, and the fact most if these sings are known and loved by most put in top 10!

For grab your *****, EXCITEMENT,non-cerebral,kick ass guitar,no pretense,straight ahead ummm ROCK AND ROLL..don't overlook this one!

Love the 80s rock sound xx

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63 Unknown Pleasures - Joy Division

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!

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!

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. - Mumbizz01

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64 Nightmare - Avenged Sevenfold

This album has 3-4 hits that make this album memorable for foREVer. RIP THE REV

Easily one of the greatest albums of all time

Nice rock song

Easily avengeds most emotional work. If avenged was more well known, this would easily be top ten. It saddens me to think that people even listen to Linkin Park. I suggest real music.

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65 The Stranger - Billy Joel

I'm glad to see this in the top 200. Pop music doesn't get much better. - PetSounds

How could this be so low? It could be a greatest hits album!

Listen, then come back and say thanks, I was shocked it wasn't top 5, :(

66 BloodSugarSexMagik - Red Hot Chili Peppers

Amazing album. It have everything. From punk, over rock to funk and pop

its the best album I've ever lisin 2. it has so many styles of music. - bleaghh

I personally think that Californication, but Blood Sugar Sex Magik is not far behind at all. I'm listening to it right now!

Unbelievable album, masterpiece

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67 A Thousand Suns - Linkin Park

This is the most hated album of the band, but it's the best. Just listen with good headphones, the lyrics are fantastic, the sound is innovative and complex. The conception of nuclear war is genius, listen songs like The Catalyst (my favorite of all the songs from all artists) Iridescent, Waiting For the End. Linkin Park fans unfortunately do not value this masterpiece, the best job of band. This deserves better placement, I vote for A Thousand Suns.

This NEEDs to be at the top. It's a smart album for once in music history. a smart BAND for once in music history - MaddSpazz

This is one of their worst. 2/10 - AlphaQ

This a garbage album, one of the worst LP has done. Horrible songwriting, production, vocals, everything about this album is horrendous. - Satire

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69 Ten - Pearl Jam

If Eddie had taken both barrels instead of Kurt, these guys would be considered the most influential band of the grunge scene.

Nevermind gets all the attention but Ten along with Superunknown were the real thing. Nevermind is cool when you're a teenager or in your twenties but as you get older you need more that just angst and aggravation to say something. I was listening to Ten just the other night. I never really thought of Ten as a grunge album, more like 90s rock, same with Superunknown. Just better quality songs and melodies. - frankmartin

All the songs that made this album are wonderful

Nevermind might get the top vote over Ten but Ten sold more copies in The USA. - frankmartin

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70 Toxicity - System of a Down

Every song has a message that it reveals, and most songs are underrated because of the album's singles.
This should be much higher people, vote!

This and Lateralus are the best! Lateralus isn't even on this list though! And Lateralus is probably BETTER than Toxicity! - moose4life19

I don't understand how this is so low and lateralus isn't even on the list. - Flying_spidermonkey

Easily the best album of all time

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71 Rage Against the Machine - Rage Against the Machine

RATM: empowering a rebellion amongst a society where the majority believes there's nothing to rebel GENIUS! This record is a true masterpiece that undoubtedly deserves a spot in the top 5. You should all be ashamed of yourselves, every song is phenomenal

This was the first album on the list that I seen that I actually own so I vote for this one. Also love Rage Against The Machine! - Jonerman

Another great album to work out to

Most consistent and politically powerful album of all time with 9 out of 10 songs that are definitely releasable it just tells everything that's messed up about the world and that this world that we live in is far from perfect.
TOP TRACKS
BOMBTRACK
KILLING IN THE NAME
TAKE THE POWER BACK
BULLET IN THE HEAD
KNOW YOUR ENEMY
WAKE UP
FISTFULL OF STEEL
TOWNSHIP REBELLIAN
FREEDOM

Greatest album ever

72 Master of Reality - Black Sabbath

Are you kidding me, one of the best vinyl's in terms of guitar riffs. Deserves the top 50 at least I mean there's not even a bad song on here

Amazing album

My personal GOAT - Rambles

73 Metropolis, Pt. 2: Scenes From A Memory - Dream Theater

Seriously. This album. Go and listen right now. Honestly. Please.

I thought Dream Theatre had a least a dozen great ones...how do choose which is the greatest? - frankmartin

Dream Theater fans need to vote, this is by far the greatest album of all time.

Best album ever. - ActOfGenesis

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74 Pinkerton - Weezer

Come on? 99? IT should be in the top ten at least! This is by far the most experimental Weezer album, and Rivers Cuomo definitely indeed make this album the most honest and dark emotions that anyone has in the common like. If How could Green Day, My Chemical Romance, and even Fall Out Boy be above this? I've never heard so much raw passion and emotion in any other album! Let's get to the top 10!

A musical masterpiece. Back when it was released, it got some underground success in the emo world, but it was hated by the 1994 =w= fans, because it was more dark than there previous Blue album. But now it's a cult classic, and is one the best albums of all time. If anything, this albums is WAY more emotional than American Idiot, while this you can actually feel the emotions put into such an amazing album. It is a masterpiece of an album, and it will always be my favorite simply because it made me cry, and the emotions have changed me.

In all honesty It should be in the top 20 at Least. It has so much emotional background to it, there is no denying that this album is timeless. It's a cult classic and there will never be an album like it that touches you the way Pinkerton does.

This album is pure greatness. I was listening to it as I read this.

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75 Evanescence - Evanescence

It's a personal favorite of mine. I'm surprised it's on #85. However, you chose amazing albums for this list, the TOP 10 is amazing, you did a really good job, it's hard to choose which album is really the best.

76 Dear Agony - Breaking Benjamin

So so underrated album from most underrated band. Listen guys take this higher it deseves more.

This is a good album but it should NOT be this high up the list

I will not bow my favorite song from them

I didn't expect this one to go up this high in the list...but I have to say, it's an excellent albums

77 Closer - Joy Division

The greatest album ever made. From the metallic guitar, intense beating of the toms and Curtis's haunting vocals on Atrocity Exhibition, to the simple but memorable beats on Isolation and A Means to an End, to the suicide note of a song like Twenty One Hours, all leading up to Decades, one of the best songs on the album, and an intense listen. There is only one flaw with this album, and that is that In A Lonely Place wasn't a hidden track.

Awesome album, a masterpiece.

This album is breath taking

perfect.

78 Purple Rain - Prince

There has always been too much hype and drama over Thriller and while it had some classic tunes it always seemed more like it was a circus with a dozen different writers and a whole room full of session musicians trying to be taken seriously. That was an album begging for attention. Prince was cool, he did it his way, no hype, just a musician and his music...here's the album, I think you'll dig it. He let the music do the talking and didn't try to impress anybody with choreographed big time budget videos and dance moves. Anyway check out Purple Rain the deluxe edition. - frankmartin

Prince has to be the most talented guy ever. If Sign O' The Times was on this list I would've voted for that one but Purple Rain is still an excellent album. I love every single song, but my favorite off this album is The Beautiful Ones, the way he screams in that song always gives me chills and makes me wish I could have the voice to sing with the passion and raw sexual energy that he had! He's my favorite artist ever.

Let's Go Crazy, The Beautiful Ones, Darlin Nikki, I Would Die 4 U, Baby I'm A Star, WHEN DOVES CRY, and PURPLE RAIN

Easily the best of the 80s, has to be the best of all time considering the great decade that was

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79 Is This It - The Strokes

By far the best album made in the 21st century. (The international version, that is).

I really can't describe what's so good about the album, it's just that it is awesome from the first to the last song. Short and intense!

Needs to be way higher... Such an amazing album with a brilliant, unique sound

80 All Hope is Gone - Slipknot

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