Best Albums of All Time

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161 Parachutes - Coldplay

Still the best album by Coldplay, every track brilliant, the one you go back to when you want to close your eyes and really listen to a good album on a bank holiday!

Not the best Coldplay album but still brilliant - Rorywilbren

162 Trout Mask Replica - Captain Beefheart

Produced by Zappa, this belongs near the top. Hard to listen to at times, but pure innovation and genius. While I'm at it Zappa himself should be near the top -"We're Only in it for the Money" was actually recorded before Sgt. Pepper, and "Hot Rats" and "Burnt Weenie Sandwich" among many others should be well up this list. And here I am at #168 and not a single Dead album? Quicksilver Messenger Service? Ten Years After? Jefferson Airplane?

Like you said..."hard to listen to at times". people want a little life to their music, not music that twists the brain into useless mounds of flesh. This is a crummy album and it will never be anything more than that. - frankmartin

163 Band On the Run - Paul McCartney & Wings

I don't know why Paul never thought of having the band Badfinger as his back up band since they kept getting shafted by their record company and personal manager. Imagine having Pete Ham as an additional writer in the band and maybe Paul and Pete could have teamed up like John and Paul did. - frankmartin

His best solo album

Paul is genius

Not the greatest album but maybe Paul's best of the 1970s and Back to the Egg right behind it. Get the copy with Helen Wheels on it - frankmartin

164 There Is a Hell, Believe Me I've Seen It. There Is a Heaven, Lets Keep It a Secret - Bring Me the Horizon
165 In the Nightside Eclipse - Emperor

2nd favourite under Dark Side of the Moon.

166 Art of Life - x Japan
167 Strangeways Here We Come - The Smiths
168 Diva - Annie Lennox

Glad to see putting this at #1 on my remix landed it within the top 200. - theOpinionatedOne

169 Monotheist - Celtic Frost
170 Captain Fantastic and the Brown Dirt Cowboy - Elton John
171 Power Windows - Rush

I like this one. This is one of RUSH's better 80s albums. A big powerful sounding album in the top 3 Rush albums of the 80s behind Moving Pictures and Signals - frankmartin

172 Sun - Thomas Bergersen
173 Beyond the Red Mirror - Blind Guardian
174 Birds of Tokyo - Birds of Tokyo
175 Worship Music - Anthrax
176 Yours Truly - Ariana Grande
177 Grace - Jeff Buckley

I think this album is incredible. I especially like the song "So Real"

Truly moving

I remember the first time I listened to this album! Loved it and immediately went and bought the cd. Awesome! One of my all time favorites.

178 Blue - Joni Mitchell

Why the ever loving christ is Blue all the way down here? You tell me a singer-songwriter album that's more influential and more iconic than this one. I almost guarantee you it's gonna take you a while. River, A Case of You, and Big Yellow Taxi are all classics, but every song on the album is worth listening to again, and again, and AGAIN.

This is my all time favorite album. it is the high bar for all singer songwriters, with the possible exception of dylan. here is mitchell reflecting on the album " there's hardly a dishonest note in the vocals. At that period of my life, I had no personal defenses. I felt like a cellophane wrapper on a pack of cigarettes. I felt like I had absolutely no secrets from the world and I couldn't pretend in my life to be strong. Or to be happy. But the advantage of it in the music was that there were no defenses there either." - RecklessGreed

179 (What's the Story) Morning Glory? - Oasis

By far the greatest album ever released. The amount of classics on here is unbelievable. Wonderwall, Champagne Supernova, Don't Look Back In Anger, Some Might Say, Roll With It, the list goes on!

175? What the hell? Not a single weak track, wonderwall, don't look back in anger, champagne supernova, morning glory, she's electric, the master plan (b side) what stunning songs!

Some amazing songs in this album!

Everything on this album is a classic! - Spark_Of_Life

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180 Curtain Call: The Hits - Eminem

Has all the best Eminem songs from the previous albums plus 3 new ones, one of them a masterpiece. But I really think this album is underrated '~'

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