"23 perfect albums"

A Listmania! list by "unkleboo"
 
Endtroducing.....
1.  Endtroducing..... by DJ Shadow
The list author says:
  "A scruffy cinematic gem that might just change the way you think about music."
5.19   Used & New from: 0.50
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (57 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

Disintegration
2.  Disintegration by The Cure
The list author says:
  "Gloom rock at it's most epic and realised."
5.99   Used & New from: 0.41
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (89 customer reviews)

Chrome
3.  Chrome by Catherine Wheel
The list author says:
  "Lost masterpiece in the shape of a three mile high cathedral of sound."
8.54   Used & New from: 1.43
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)

Dead Cities, Red Seas And Lost Ghosts
4.  Dead Cities, Red Seas And Lost Ghosts by M83
The list author says:
  "Spiritual trancendance via Mahler-esque electro dream pop? Yes please."
Used & New from: 19.99
3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)

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Grace
5.  Grace by Jeff Buckley
The list author says:
  "The voice of an angel with a broken heart, cut tragically short in his prime."
4.70   Used & New from: 0.22
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (247 customer reviews)

Pet Sounds [2000 Re-issue]
6.  Pet Sounds [2000 Re-issue] by The Beach Boys
The list author says:
  "Everyone says it's a masterpiece. That's because it is. 'Caroline No' features possibly best bridge in history of pop."
5.17   Used & New from: 0.61
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (111 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

MTV Unplugged in New York
7.  MTV Unplugged in New York by Nirvana
The list author says:
  "A genius stripped to the bone, exposed and impossibly vulnerable."
7.04   Used & New from: 0.10
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (98 customer reviews)

Real Ramona
8.  Real Ramona by Throwing Muses
The list author says:
  "Hersh excels, Donnelly blossoms and the band never sounded better."
Used & New from: 6.97
4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)

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FABLES OF THE RECONSTRUCTION
9.  FABLES OF THE RECONSTRUCTION by R.E.M.
The list author says:
  "Their most overlooked, intriguing and beautiful record."
3.79   Used & New from: 0.94
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)

Lennon/Plastic Ono Band
10.  Lennon/Plastic Ono Band by John Lennon
The list author says:
  "A compelling slab of primal scream catharsis that made the Beatles look like nursery rhymes."
14.05   Used & New from: 4.99
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (53 customer reviews)

Wowee Zowee
11.  Wowee Zowee by Pavement
The list author says:
  "The best incoherent, shambolic, ecletic and damn right eccentric album in the world. Ever."
11.34   Used & New from: 2.31
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)

Technique
12.  Technique by New Order
The list author says:
  "The Mancunian masters achieve pop perfection."
Used & New from: 1.98
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (24 customer reviews)

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Rid Of Me
13.  Rid Of Me by PJ Harvey
The list author says:
  "Polly's ravaged vocals scream through a frighteningly intense collection of fem-blues. Stunning."
5.76   Used & New from: 1.23
4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)

The Queen Is Dead
14.  The Queen Is Dead by The Smiths
The list author says:
  "Haunting and funny all at once, here is Morrisey and Marr at their absolute finest."
5.51   Used & New from: 0.92
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (89 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

Beaster
15.  Beaster by Sugar
The list author says:
  "Officially the loudest record you will ever hear. Bob sounds positively possessed throughout what is surely his finest (half) hour."
7.96   Used & New from: 1.21
4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)

Songs Of Leonard Cohen
16.  Songs Of Leonard Cohen by Leonard Cohen
The list author says:
  "A sparse but perfectly formed diamond cut specifically for those moments of 4 a.m. introspection."
5.26   Used & New from: 1.49
4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)

Music For The Masses
17.  Music For The Masses by Depeche Mode
The list author says:
  "Any album that includes the thundering electro grind of 'Never Let Me Down' can't really go wrong now, can it?"
41.78   Used & New from: 1.49
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)

Discovery
18.  Discovery by Daft Punk
The list author says:
  "Put on yer glad rags and leap about like a goon to the most delicious robot-fronted Friday night record of the modern age."
7.37   Used & New from: 0.05
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (137 customer reviews)

What Does Anything Mean? Basically
19.  What Does Anything Mean? Basically by Chameleons
The list author says:
  "The most overlooked band of the eighties in all their ambient rock glory."
Used & New from: 4.74
4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)

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Kid A
20.  Kid A by Radiohead
The list author says:
  "Wherein Radiohead's supposed commercial suicide proves itself to have aged remarkably well."
4.76   Used & New from: 0.66
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (421 customer reviews) | 3 customer discussions

Doolittle
21.  Doolittle by Pixies
The list author says:
  "Two words: Rock. Genius."
7.67   Used & New from: 3.71
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (79 customer reviews) | 2 customer discussions

Happy Songs For Happy People
22.  Happy Songs For Happy People by Mogwai
The list author says:
  "A beautiful semi instrumental suite of subtle invention, textured ambition and tugging summer melancholy."
7.71   Used & New from: 2.54
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (31 customer reviews)

Loveless
23.  Loveless by My Bloody Valentine
The list author says:
  "Kevin Sheilds reinvents guitar and bankrupts Creation Records. Worth every penny."
Used & New from: 2.37
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (107 customer reviews) | 2 customer discussions

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Last updated: 24/01/2004
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