Top Ten Classic Rock Albums of All Time

The Contenders: Page 7

121 Ecology - Rare Earth
122 The River - Bruce Springsteen
123 Trout Mask Replica - Captain Beefheart
124 Love Over Gold - Dire Straits
125 Bridge of Sighs - Robin Trower

Often forgotten or simply seen as a Hendrix clone Robin Trower is oh so much more than that.
Bridge of Sighs is one of my favourite rock albums and the synergy between the guitar, bass and drums are perfectly complimented by the husky yet powerful voice of the late James Dewar.
If played on vinyl this recording by one of the Great Power Trios works almost perfectly; grab a copy, give it a listen and enjoy this underrated album.

Can't get enough, basically great songs well performed!

Killer record. I think I'LL play it right now.

126 Signals - Rush
127 Magical Mystery Tour - The Beatles

A few songs on this album are the Beatles at their most interesting: Strawberry Fields, Penny Lane, Blue Jay Way, I am a Walrus, Fool on the Hill, All You Need is Love and the rejoicing Hello Goodbye. If you're too young to appreciate this then ask your Mother; after all she should know...

128 Nightingales and Bombers - Manfred Mann's Earth Band
129 At the Sound of the Bell - Pavlov's Dog

If you never heard of Pavlov's Dog it is time and worth it to listen to one of the best progressive 70's rock music. Both "Pampered Menial" and "At The Sound Of The Bell" albums are in my favorite collection.

130 Tales of Mystery and Imagination - Alan Parsons Project
131 Learning to Crawl - Pretenders

Great guitar work, great writing - Monster.

132 August and Everything After - Counting Crows
133 Fair Warning - Van Halen
134 5150 - Van Halen
135 Blues Breakers With Eric Clapton - John Mayall and the Bluesbreakers

Simply put, the best pure blues-rock album ever created. This album features perhaps the best guitar work Clapton ever did. THAT is saying something.

136 Disraeli Gears - Cream

The first notable power trio and likely the best one as well, Cream was never better than they were when they produced Disraeli Gears, an amazing acid rock album featuring one of the greatest rock songs of all time, Sunshine of Your Love. Then again, its hard to expect less from from a trio like Jack Bruce on bass, Ginger Baker on drums, and the might Eric "Slowhand" Clapton on guitar.

I'm just 14 years old, but even I can appreciate the ingeniousness that went into this album. Jack Bruce's melodic bass playing and comforting, but rocking vocals. Eric Clapton's soft woman tone. Ginger Baker's jazz influenced style of drumming. It all goes together to form the amazing power-trio supergroup that is Cream. - HardRockSam

Easily the best and also the first big power trio, Cream was never better than when they produced Disraeli Gears, the perfect acid rock album, and also an album worthy distinction for featuring one of the best rock songs of all time, Sunshine of Your Love.

137 Strange Days - The Doors

When the Music is Over is amazing. Great album.

138 Clockwork Angels - Rush

This album was made when rock was no longer the mainstream, therefore it will never be appreciated as it should be. This is Rush at their best! To produce some of your best work in your 38th year together is unheard of. If you have never listened to this masterpiece you are missing out! I honestly think this album should be much higher on this or any list. But the fact that a concept album released in 2012 is even on this list speaks volumes!

139 Bad Company - Bad Company
140 High Voltage - AC/DC
PSearch List

Recommended Lists

Related Lists

Best Rock Albums of All Time (Excluding Greatest Hits) Best Comeback Rock Albums of All Time Top 10 Classic Albums of All Time Top Ten Greatest Folk Rock Albums of All Time Most Overrated Classic Rock Albums

List Stats

3,000 votes
161 listings
6 years, 259 days old

Top Remixes (33)

1. Dark Side of the Moon - Pink Floyd
2. Live at Filmore East - The Allman Brothers
3. Aqualung - Jethro Tull
Packerbacker
1. Dark Side of the Moon - Pink Floyd
2. Sgt. Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band - The Beatles
3. Back in Black - AC/DC
rrimmel
1. Dark Side of the Moon - Pink Floyd
2. Sgt. Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band - The Beatles
3. Led Zeppelin IV - Led Zeppelin
ryanrimmel

WRemix
View All 33

Posts

Add Post

Error Reporting

See a factual error in these listings? Report it here.
P