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soopageek

top 100 albums

Inspired by huskerdude1's.recent post (and damn you for setting a precedent of links to Amazon... that's a shitload of work), here is a list I compiled a few years ago. The original list was a top 50 albums, but I fleshed it out to 100 for this post. I'll add that these are favorites and no attempt at objectivity was made nor should it be construed as such (for instance, Dirty is arguably a better Sonic Youth album, but Goo is my favorite). Also, save the first 4 or 5, the rest of it is not really in any particular order. The Slint record is my favorite album ever. The Modern Lovers record, I think, is the most perfect album ever recorded. I can't begin to speak the effects the first Babes in Toyland record had on me and The Beastie Boys Paul's Boutique is a masterpiece and greatly underappreciated. But check 'em all out. Some of them are rare-ish/out-of-print so Amazon doesn't have them and AMG doesn't even mention a couple. Flame away... ;-)



Soopageek's Favorite 100 albums

1. Slint - Spiderland
2. Modern Lovers - Modern Lovers
3. Babes in Toyland - Spanking Machine
4. Beastie Boys - Paul's Boutique
5. Babes in Toyland - Fontanelle
6: Guns n Roses - Appetite for Destruction
7. Sugarcubes - Life's Too Good
8. Monster Magnet - Spine of God
9. Bratmobile - Pottymouth
10. Bruce Springsteen & the E-Street Band- Live 1975-1985
11. Sex Pistols - Never Mind the Bollocks...
12. Naked City - Naked City
13. Public Enemy - Fear of a Black Planet
14. Guess Who - Road Food
15. Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice - Jesus Christ Superstar Soundtrack
16. Paul K - The Big Nowhere
17. Run DMC - Raising Hell
18. Rolling Stones - Exile on Main Street
19. Beatles - The Beatles (white album)
20. AC/DC - High Voltage
21. Ramones - Mania
22. Jimi Hendrix - Axis: Bold as Love
23. Jimi Hendrix - Electric Ladyland
24. Pink Floyd - Wish You Were Here
25. Mudhoney - Boiled Beef and Rotting Teeth EP (later appeared as the frist five tracks on the CD release off Superfuzz Bigmuff and is now out of print. Incidentally, that album's cover is my "rockin" icon on LJ ;-).
26. Violent Femmes - Violent Femmes
27. (International) Noise Conspiracy - Survival Sickness
28. Superchunk - On the Mouth
29. Metallica - ...and Justice for All
30. Kiss - Rock n Roll Over
31. Sleater-Kinney - Dig Me Out
32. Nirvana - Nevermind
33. Grease Soundtrack
34. Rodan - Rusty
35. Sonic Youth - Goo
36. Modest Mouse - The Lonesome Crowded West
37. Jon Spencer Blues Explosion - Orange
38. Beastie Boys - Licensed to Ill
39. Beastie Boys - Check Your Head
40. Jane's Addiction - Nothing's Shocking
41. The Cure - Kiss Me Kiss Me Kiss Me
42. Chrome - Half Machine Lip Moves/Alien Soundtracks
43. Dead Moon - Defiance
44. Halo of Flies - Music for Insect Minds
45. Hole - Live Through This
46. The Strokes - Is This It
47. Thee Headcoats - Heaven's To Murgatroyd, Even. It's Thee Headcoats (already)!
48. Screeching Weasel - Boogadaboogadaboogada
49. Minor Threat - Complete Discography
50. Creedence Clearwater Revival - Chronicles Volume 1
51. Raveonettes - Whip It On (from 2002! one of the best albums I've heard in a long while)
52. Jesus and Mary Chain - Automatic
53. Kyuss - Welcome To Sky Valley
54. 3rd Bass - The Cactus Album
55. Buddy Guy - The Very Best Of Buddy Guy
56. ABC - The Lexicon of Love
57. Faith No More - Angel Dust
58. The Electric Eels - God Says Fuck You
59. Concrete Blonde - Free
60. Elvis Costello and the Attractions - The Very Best of...
61. White Stripes - De Stijl
62. Television - Marquee Moon
63. Bongwater - The Power Of Pussy
64. Prince - Sign O' the Times
65. Space Streakings - 7-Toku
66. En Vogue - Best Of En Vogue
67. Dead Kennedys - Give Me Convenience Or Give Me Death
68. Breeders - Pod
69. Eminem - The Marshall Mathers LP (Amazon's sickening PC-informed review is best tempered with AMG's typically dead on it Steven Thomas Erlewine)
70. Primus - Sailing The Seas of Cheese
71. Dead Milkmen - Beelzebubba
72. Jurassic 5 - Quality Control
73. Various Artists - The Beat Generation (box set)
74. The Fixx - Reach the Beach
75. Robert Earl Keen - No. 2 Live Dinner
76. Ed's Redeeming Qualities - More Bad Times
77. Starfish - Stellar Sonic Solutions (the only thing even remotely associated with Bob Mould on my list ;-)
78. Praxis - Transmutation
79. The Hives - Veni Vidi Vicious
80. Sarge - The Glass Intact
81. Def Leppard - Pyromania
82. Pain Teens - Born In Blood/Case Histories
83. G Love and Special Sauce - G Love and Special Sauce
84. The Donnas - American Teenage Rock and Roll Machine
85. Neil Young - Tonight's The Night
86. Mission of Burma - Signals, Calls, and Marches EP
87. The Dwarves - Blood, Guts, and Pussy (and DEFINITELY my favorite album cover ever. go look!)
88. Crain - Speed
89. Buck Owens - All-time Greatest Hits Vol 1
90. Motley Crue - Shout At The Devil
91. The Stooges - Raw Power
92. Blue Hearts - Blue Hearts EP
93. INXS - Kick
94. James Brown - JB40: 40th Anniversary Collection
95. Aretha Franklin - Queen of Soul: The Atlantic Recordings
96. John Lee Hooker - The Ultimate Collection: 1948-1990
97. LL Cool J - Radio
98. Lightnin' Rod - Hustler's Convention
99. The Meatmen - .Stud Powercock: The Touch and Go Years 1981-1984
100. Negativland - Helter Stupid


I also have a top 100 songs list... but I'll save that for another time....
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