Sunday, January 6, 2008

101 Albums You Should Check Out ( Part 2)

51) The Stone Roses- The Stone Roses (1988)

53) The Smiths- Meat is Murder (1985)

54) Bob Marley- Legend (1984)

55) The Jimi Hendrix Experience- Are You Experienced? (1967)

56) Bob Dylan- Bringing It All Back Home (1965)

57) A Tribe Called Quest- The Low End Theory (1991)

58) New York Dolls- New York Dolls (1973)

59) Slayer- Reign in Blood (1986)

60) Husker Du- New Day Rising (1985)

61) Daniel Johnston- Don't Be Scared (1982)

62) Faith No More- Angel Dust (1992)

63) Incubus- S.C.I.E.N.C.E. (1997)

64) The Buzzcocks- Singles Going Steady (1979)

65) Pavement- Slanted and Enchanted (1992)

66) Patti Smith- Horses (1975)

67) The Fall of Troy- Manipulator (2007)

68) Weezer- Blue Album (1994)

69) R.E.M.- Murmur (1983)

70) Love- Forever Changes (1967)

71) Roy Orbison- 16 Biggest Hits (1999)

72) Nick Drake- Five Leaves Left (1969)

73) The Cure- Disintegration (1989)

74) Joy Division- Closer (1980)

75) The Jam- Sound Affects (1980)

76) Helmet- Meantime (1992)

77) The Pogues- Peace and Love (1989)

78) Boogie Down Productions- Criminal Minded (1987)

79) Beastie Boys- Paul's Boutique (1989)

80) Eric B. and Rakim- Paid in Full (1987)

81) Daphne Loves Derby- Good Night, Witness Light (2007)

82) The Kinks- Well Respected Kinks (1966)

83) The Pharcyde- Bizarre Ride II The Pharcyde (1992)

84) Mudhoney- My Brother the Cow (1995)

85) Jane's Addiction- Nothing's Shocking (1988)

86) Beck- Odelay (1996)

87) Primus- Sailing the Seas of Cheese (1991)

88) Dinosaur Jr- You're Living All Over Me (1987)

89) Smashing Pumpkins- Mellon Collie and Infinite Sadness (1995)

90) Nine Inch Nails- The Downward Spiral (1994)

91) Beat Happening- Beat Happening (1985)

92) The Foo Fighters- The Colour and the Shape (1997)

93) Bjork- Post (1995)

94) Run-DMC- Raising Hell (1986)

95) Hank Williams- The Ultimate Collection (2006)

96) Marvin Gaye- What's Going On (1971)

97) De La Soul- 3 Feet High and Rising (1989)

98) Talking Heads- Stop Making Sense (1984)

99) Chimaira- The Impossibility of Reason (2003)

100) Morissey- Kill Uncle (1991)

101) Credence Clearwater Revival- Green River (1969)

Honorable Mentions: Big Black- Songs About Fucking (1987), The Mamas and the Papas- If You Can Believe Your Eyes and Ears (1966), Neil Young- Harvest (1971), Elvis Costello- This Year's Model (1978) MC5- Kick Out the Jams (1968), Melvins- Houdini (1993), Germs- GI (1979), Fear- The Record (1982), Queen- Greatest Hits (1981), Head Automatica- Decadence (2004), 40 Below Summer- Invitation to the Dance (2001), Bright Eyes- Digital Ash in a Digital Urn (2004), Arcade Fire- Funeral (2004) Brand New- The Devil and God Are Raging Inside Me (2007), The Strokes- Is this It? (2001), Dillenger Escape Plan- Miss Machine (2004), STP- Purple (1994), and The Nightwatchman- One Man Revolution (2007).


  1. I think the Strokes should have been higher, that album is pretty amazing.

    A lot of albums I think are good weren't on this list. :-(

  2. Well, that's the way these top 100 lists work, Peter. If I'd made it, there'd be a lot more jazz. This isn't a definitive list of the greatest albums in the history of the universe, it's just a bunch of stuff Chris recommends. Well done, Chris, I'll check out all this stuff.

  3. Chris DeCarlo is a loser, don't listen to him.

  4. What this list really, truly needs?

    Moar Cowbell.

  5. Matt, that was the worst come back in the world. This music is pussy rock.

  6. Yeah, I mean, a lot of the music I wouldn't define as top 100, but, hey, I see what you're getting at ben.

  7. Yeah Ben hit the nail on the head, this is not a definitive list,it’s my personal favorites. And, no this is certainly not pussy music. Please name a “pussy” band and make a point in what you say. Peter, that Stokes album was indeed a memorable one, but it was just not top 101 material for me personally, for you perhaps it was. Oh and what albums did you think should have been on here that weren’t. dzvera: here’s some metal: Rage Against the Machine- Rage Against the Machine (1992), Glassjaw- Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Silence (2000), Tool- AEnima (1996), System Of A Down- Mezmerize/ Hypnotize (2005), Alice in Chains- Dirt (1992), Black Sabbath- Paranoid (1971), Metalica- Master of Puppets (1986), Deftones- White Pony (2000), Slayer- Reign in Blood (1986), Faith No More- Angel Dust (1992), Incubus- S.C.I.E.N.C.E. (1997), The Fall of Troy- Manipulator (2007), Helmet- Meantime (1992), Jane's Addiction- Nothing's Shocking (1988), Primus- Sailing the Seas of Cheese (1991), and Chimaira- The Impossibility of Reason (2003). All of those were on the list. And of course there was a significant amount of “metal” band in the honorable mention section. Though, there were some of my “metal” favorites that were completely unlisted. I just want to reiterate that this is not a list of the “101 best albums” but rather “my 101 favorite albums.” I am sorry if I wrote something different before, I also am sorry that I listed Incubus’ S.C.I.E.N.C.E. twice, I just noticed that now. But please, if you want to chat about other albums you think should have made the cut and why, then I’m all for that. But don’t just spew slanders, without intelligence. It should also be noted that whenever I make such lists I never repeat artists. Meaning only one album per artist will appear on the list. I do this so there will be more artists for people to check out. Thank you.

  8. Here's some that would have been on a list if I had made it:

    Daft Punk - Discovery
    Basement Jaxx - Rooty
    Dispatch - Bang Bang
    Franz Ferdinand - Franz Ferdinand (its iffy, but I think they deserve at least honorable mention)
    jack Johnson - On & On
    The Pillows - FLCL OST (It's an actual album, I'm just not sure on teh actual name, since its Japanese)
    The Postal Service - Give Up
    The Strokes - Is This It?
    They Might Be Giants - Apollo 18 (needs to be played on random, obviously.)
    The White Stripes - Elephant

    Those are good in my book, so people should check them out.

    Btw, google won't log me in, for some odd reason, but this is Peter

  9. Yeah, I like some of those bands. I am not a fan of either Franz Ferdinand or The White Stripes though. I don't think they're bad, I just could never get into them. I haven't heard of Basement Jaxx, Dispatch, and The Pillows, I'll have to check them out. Thanks.

  10. Well, Basement Jaxx is more house/techno, there big song is "Where's your head at?"
    Dispatch is more acoustic guitar meets awesomeness, at least in my book, haha.
    The Pillows is just an awesome Japanese band. If you've ever watched the anime FLCL, all the music is by the Pillows.


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