Favorite Albums of All Time?

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Being a huge dork & former radio show host, I've naturally gotten around to putting my favorite albums into some sort of an ordered list. I find it changes every few years I've done it. Let's hear what you all have! Feel free to include any sort of ranking system (or lack thereof), or any number of albums.
Here's how mine shook out:
10. Neil Young - Harvest
9. Wire - Pink Flag
8. Judee Sill - Judee Sill
7. The Beach Boys - Smile Sessions
6. Sun Ra - The Antique Blacks
5. Sonic Youth - Daydream Nation
4. Can - Ege Bamyasi
3. My Bloody Valentine - Loveless
2. Pavement - Slanted and Enchanted
1. Joanna Newsom - Divers
BONUS NERD ROUND: Ok, this is silly, but what are your favorite years in music? I had this conversation recently with some friends after going through the RateYourMusic album charts: https://rateyourmusic.com/charts/top/.
5. 1970
4. 1968
3. 1991
2, 1988
1. 1977

Apr 2, 2021
That's an excellent list. Judee Sill <3
Jan 7, 2021
How do you even do this? My list changes more frequently than my underwear (at least in the past 10 months ☣️) (alphabetical order) Anjelique Kidjo - OYAYA! Dirtwire - Dirtwire GoGo Penguin - A Humdrum Star Hayley Williams - Petals for Armor Joan Armatrading - Walk Under Ladders Man Man - On Oni Pond Metallica - Master of Puppets Mr. Bungle - Mr. Bungle N.A.S.A - The Spirit of Apollo Paul Simon - Graceland Red Hot Chili Peppers - Blood Sugar Sex Magick Space Monkeyz vs. Gorillaz - Laika Come Home The Cat Empire - Two Shoes This list is wrong. I hate myself for having created it. I love this thread though, and am glad it exists. 🙏
Oct 28, 2020
Some of these stay pretty consistently in my top 10, but it's always a bit fluid, so anyway here's how I feel about it this morning:
  1. Pavement - Wowee Zowee
  2. The Breeders - Title TK
  3. Queens of the Stone Age - Era Vulgaris
  4. NIN - Year Zero
  5. Clutch - Blast Tyrant
  6. Beastie Boys - Hello Nasty
  7. Parquet Courts - Wide Awake!
  8. Grandaddy - Under the Western Freeway
  9. Slint - Tweez
  10. Swirlies - Blonder Tongue Audio Baton

Mar 26, 2020
Just seeing this now. Great list. Agree on so many. But.... can you justify your exclusion of Fleetwood Mac - Rumors !? Genuinely curious. Seems to fit your tastes. Won't be too angry at your reply.
Feb 29, 2020
Ranking the albums I’ve heard probably won’t ever be possible for me to do, but I can name a few that would be really high up for me. I’m also certain this will change drastically over time as I’ve still only really scratched the surface. Slint - Spiderland Godspeed You Black Emperor - Lift Your Skinny Fists Like Antennas to Heaven The Avalanches - Since I Left You Neurosis - Through Silver In Blood
Jul 15, 2019
Probably something along the lines of:
  1. Kate Bush - Hounds of Love
  2. Modest Mouse - The Lonesome Crowded West
  3. Elliott Smith - Either/Or
  4. The Beatles - Sgt. Pepper's
  5. Queens of the Stone Age - Songs for the Deaf
  6. Modest Mouse - The Moon and Antarctica
  7. Iceage - Plowing Into the Field of Love
  8. The Jesus Lizard - Goat
  9. Can - Future Days
  10. Can - Tago Mago
If I really put a lot of thought into it, I'd probably realize just how much stuff I left out lol. These are definitely some of the first records that come to mind though.
Jul 15, 2019
If you opened me up you'd find Joy Division - Unknown Pleasures Joy Division - Closer Beatles - Anything out of Hard Days Night, Help, Revolver, Abbey Road Bonnie Prince Billy - I See A Darkness  Neil Young - Harvest Bonnie Prince Billy - Master And Everyone St Etienne - Foxbase Alpha The Cure - Faith New Order - Power Corruption & Lies Beasty Boys - Licensed To Ill special mention to Pillows and Prayers Vol1 (Cherry Red Compilation 1982-1983)
Jul 10, 2019
Brother to Brother - Gino Vannelli Kind of Blue - Miles Davis You Send Me - Roy Ayers Salt - Lizz Wright Love Deluxe - Sade Illmatic - Nas Aja - Steely Dan Thriller - King of Pop Royal Scam - Steely Dan Romantic Warrior - RTF Ready to Die - Biggie Zapp 2 - Zapp Don't Let Go - George Duke First Circle - Pat Metheny Group
Apr 2, 2021
Nice list! I would alternate First Circle with PMG white album 1979
Jul 2, 2019
Tough call to only pick 10.... Genesis- The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway TV on the Radio- Dear Science Steven Wilson- Hand. Cannot. Erase Jimi- Electric Ladyland Miles- Kind of Blue Caravan- In the Land of Grey & Pink Hatfield & North- The Rotters Club Peter Gabriel- So (and tied w Security) Pink Floyd- Wish You Were Here Beatles- Abbey Road The Soft Machine - Vol II
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