25 albums worth a listen

A Listmania! list by Mr Maggots "Loser" (Manchester, UK)
 
Slow Riot for New Zero Kanada
1.  Slow Riot for New Zero Kanada by Godspeed You! Black Emperor
The list author says:
  "An organically blended and beautifully atmospheric soundtrack to urban decay. Sounds a bit pretentious that – but it’s true, and very good it is too."
Used & New from: £11.40
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)

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Paranoid
2.  Paranoid by Black Sabbath
The list author says:
  "All of the first six Sabbath albums are superb, but this one really stands out as the boz-boz. Over 30 years later, every song is still an absolute belter."
£12.50   Used & New from: £7.95
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (136 customer reviews)

Safe As Milk
3.  Safe As Milk by Captain Beefheart
The list author says:
  "Beefheart was one of the truly unique songwriters. This is where it all started. 20 years ahead of his time and a complete mentalist."
£5.99   Used & New from: £2.63
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (47 customer reviews)

Rage Against The Machine
4.  Rage Against The Machine by Rage Against The Machine
The list author says:
  "Still sounds as fresh as the day it was recorded. An outstanding album, featuring some sharp and innovative guitar playing, intertwined with funky bass bombs and rhythm grenades."
£3.99   Used & New from: £1.10
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (179 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

One Size Fits All
5.  One Size Fits All by Frank Zappa
The list author says:
  "A true musical genius. It’s hard to choose a favourite, but this is a wonderful ear feast. Serving up nine brilliantly engaging songs as only Zappa can."
Used & New from: £6.76
4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (36 customer reviews)

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Reign in Blood
6.  Reign in Blood by Slayer
The list author says:
  "Considered by many to be the greatest thrash metal album of all time, and rightly so. It blisters by in just over 29 minutes of burning riffs and savagely fast sandwiches."
Used & New from: £1.55
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (134 customer reviews)

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Double Figure
7.  Double Figure by Plaid
The list author says:
  "A delightful and quite ‘dreamy’ collection of intelligently layered sounds and melodies. Sort of modern orchestral music - an instrumental treat for the ears."
£29.82   Used & New from: £1.95
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)

Heartwork
8.  Heartwork by Carcass
The list author says:
  "A ‘tuneful’ Death Metal album - and it really works. Great production, innovative guitars, and chainsaw riffs. Like a festering array of pasties filled with guts."
£21.89   Used & New from: £6.12
4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)

Contractual Obligation
9.  Contractual Obligation by Monty Python
The list author says:
  "Python were forced to produce this album by their record company – hence the title. A mish mash of anarchic sketches and some of the funniest songs ever recorded."
£9.81   Used & New from: £0.59
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)

Powerslave
10.  Powerslave by Iron Maiden
The list author says:
  "Quite simply a great action packed Heavy Metal Album. Epic songs stuffed with twiddly–widdly guitars. Can’t argue with that."
£8.24   Used & New from: £3.66
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (74 customer reviews)

Richard D. James Album
11.  Richard D. James Album by Mike & Rich
The list author says:
  "A quite wonderful album, combining the childlike tunes and rasping rhythms of a one off man mental. The Boy Twin really is the big fat captain of the mangled up melody biscuits."
£7.99   Used & New from: £3.98
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (21 customer reviews)

Vulgar Display of Power
12.  Vulgar Display of Power by Pantera
The list author says:
  "A complete belter of a metal album. Choc full of menacing riffs and punishing rhythms, served with a power groove salad. Dimebag churns out a lethal guitar pie for desert."
£5.05   Used & New from: £1.22
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (52 customer reviews)

Hatful Of Hollow
13.  Hatful Of Hollow by The Smiths
The list author says:
  "All The Smith's albums are superb, but this one just clinches it for me. Just jam packed full of wonderfully depressing songs. Some truly jangly guitar type music."
£5.23   Used & New from: £2.44
4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (63 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

Deliverance
14.  Deliverance by Corrosion Of Conformity
The list author says:
  "A great sounding raw/chunky/bluesy southern style metal album. Imagine a cross between Black Sabbath and Later Metallica and you’re not far off."
£7.16   Used & New from: £3.49
4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)

System Of A Down
15.  System Of A Down by System of a Down
The list author says:
  "This album blew me away when I first heard it. Simply cuts through all the mediocre ‘nu-metal’ bands out there. Busy music, crunching gear changes, an original mesh of metal mayhem."
£4.07   Used & New from: £0.34
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (84 customer reviews)

93 Til Infinity
16.  93 Til Infinity by Souls Of Mischief
The list author says:
  "One of my favourite hip hop albums. A well-produced variety of meat-injected beats,  flowing grooves and intelligent rhymes makes this a right ruddy good rap album indeed."
£8.50   Used & New from: £2.82
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)

Electric Ladyland
17.  Electric Ladyland by Jimi Hendrix Experience
The list author says:
  "The greatest guitarist of all time, and not a bad songwriter either. Nothing else needs to be said here."
£9.95   Used & New from: £1.39
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (49 customer reviews) | 2 customer discussions

Master Of Puppets
18.  Master Of Puppets by Metallica
The list author says:
  "Ahhh, Metallica, they were good once. Very good in fact - as this album demonstrates. Super human riffs expertly combined with classical songwriting skills."
£9.22   Used & New from: £3.10
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (199 customer reviews)

Over-Nite Sensation
19.  Over-Nite Sensation by Frank Zappa
The list author says:
  "There are now over sixty Zappa albums available. Each one offering something new. This is Zappa’s Rock-Jazz-Guitar-Horn-Reed-Monster on Toast. Quite simply, an album."
£10.99   Used & New from: £5.08
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (28 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back
20.  It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back by Public Enemy
The list author says:
  "Genuine classic hip-hop album. In the eighties they pioneered the integration of intelligent noise and beats. A heavy chunk of bulbous funk and political pie."
£4.23   Used & New from: £2.96
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (44 customer reviews)

Goodbye Enemy Airship The Landlord Is Dead
21.  Goodbye Enemy Airship The Landlord Is Dead by Do Make Say Think
The list author says:
  "Raw and polished, visceral and cerebral, combining rock and jazz traditions of space music with the instrumental potentials of the mixing room. That’s what the sleeve notes say."
£11.26   Used & New from: £1.91
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)

Roots
22.  Roots by Sepultura
The list author says:
  "This album kick-started all this downtuned ‘nu metal’ business. A quality blend of ethnic influences, bonecrushing textures and growly vocals. The original and best."
£6.78   Used & New from: £1.01
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (24 customer reviews)

Todd Rundgren's Utopia
23.  Todd Rundgren's Utopia by Todd Rundgren
The list author says:
  "I love this album because it’s just overflowing with original ideas. It may sound a bit dated, and the production isn’t great, but any album that features a 30 minute song is alright in my book."
£14.09   Used & New from: £11.00
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)

Modus Operandi
24.  Modus Operandi by Photek
The list author says:
  "One of the finest technical drum and bass artists/producers. A darkly meandering combo of moody beats and intelligent use of bass in your face."
£6.99   Used & New from: £1.63
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)

Young Team
25.  Young Team by Mogwai
The list author says:
  "Slow-paced and laid back, a largely instrumental and atmospheric album. I think it is good and I like it a lot. If it were a colour it would be brown,  or dark green. or terra cotta…."
£20.00   Used & New from: £1.26
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (21 customer reviews)

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