Albums you shouldn't be without... (in no particular order).

A Listmania! list by Rory "a man of poverty & taste" (in Sunny Sunderland)
 
Rabies
1.  Rabies by Skinny Puppy
The list author says:
  "Controversial one this, as many fans of the band don't like it. They're wrong, it's awesome - one of the best albums of any genre & probably the quintessential industrial LP."
11.14   Used & New from: 4.51
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)

Reign in Blood
2.  Reign in Blood by Slayer
The list author says:
  "OK, so thrash metal isn't a particularly "in" genre. This, however, is the finest example of said genre ever & one of the finest half hour or so's ever recorded."
Used & New from: 1.87
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (119 customer reviews)

See buying options
Ocean Beach
3.  Ocean Beach by Red House Painters
The list author says:
  "It was a tough call whether to go with the rollercoaster album or this, to be honest. Buy both, though this one's a better LP - a brooding masterpiece with possibly their finest moment, "Shadows"."
Used & New from: 14.43
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)

See buying options
Caustic Grip/Gashed Senses and Crossfire
4.  Caustic Grip/Gashed Senses and Crossfire by Front Line Assembly
The list author says:
  "OK, so I've cheated here. FLA are one of my favourites though, and since this has two classic albums on it this CD edges over any single LP from their back catalogue. Hard electro at its finest."
19.95   Used & New from: 13.50

Preaching to the Perverted
5.  Preaching to the Perverted by Pigface
The list author says:
  "Again, I've cheated but this is actually a "best of" that actually lives up to its name. An utterly indispensible CD by one of the most important unsung bands of the past decade."
8.99   Used & New from: 2.84
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)

Fresh Fruit For Rotting Vegetables
6.  Fresh Fruit For Rotting Vegetables by Dead Kennedys
The list author says:
  "Anyone with even a passing interst in punk should own this. Features all the classics, including "Too Drunk..." on the bonus disc."
13.14   Used & New from: 5.61
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (34 customer reviews)

Real Ramona
7.  Real Ramona by Throwing Muses
The list author says:
  "How these were never a huge band mystifies me. The final LP with Tanya Donnelly as a member by, in my opinion, the best female fronted rock band of the past 20 years."
Used & New from: 14.93
4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)

See buying options
Let Love In
8.  Let Love In by Nick Cave
The list author says:
  "This was another tough one to call, but as well as being a masterpiece it's an ideal introduction to Cave's music, featuring beautiful ballads, harsh rock & the peerless "Red Right Hand"."
Used & New from: 2.22
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (21 customer reviews)

See buying options
Songs About Fucking
9.  Songs About Fucking by Big Black
The list author says:
  "You may have heard of Steve Albini for his production work. This is just over half an hour of genius. A hardcore masterpiece."
Used & New from: 6.99
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)

See buying options
13 Songs
10.  13 Songs by Fugazi
The list author says:
  "This is a great introduction to the only band I can think of actually deserve to be described as "seminal". You don't have to like punk to like this, either - it trancends the genre."
8.88   Used & New from: 4.99
4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)

Hatful Of Hollow
11.  Hatful Of Hollow by The Smiths
The list author says:
  "It's not a "proper" LP by them but it's their best, and strangely more coherent than their "proper" albums, to boot."
5.89   Used & New from: 2.22
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (53 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

Automatic
12.  Automatic by Jesus & Mary Chain
The list author says:
  "For me, their best. Undoubtedly their most accessible & a thrilling rock & roll record."
Used & New from: 1.11
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)

See buying options
Loveless
13.  Loveless by My Bloody Valentine
The list author says:
  "It's hard to know what to say about this, really. It redifined what could be done with guitars & is phenomenally influential - if you don't own this what the hell are you waiting for?"
Used & New from: 2.37
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (107 customer reviews) | 2 customer discussions

See buying options
Songs of Love & Hate
14.  Songs of Love & Hate by Godflesh
The list author says:
  "Many think "Streetcleaner" is their finest hour but I disagree. Christ, you can even dance to it due to the use of breakbeats. If you like heavy music you shouldn't be without this, basically."
Used & New from: 5.98
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)

See buying options
Must I Paint You a Picture?: The Essential Billy Bragg
15.  Must I Paint You a Picture?: The Essential Billy Bragg by Billy Bragg
The list author says:
  "Another best of, but the tracks on this were actually chosen by fans through a poll on his website. A must, especially for those who can only remember him for his politics."
9.25   Used & New from: 4.46
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (43 customer reviews)

August & Everything After
16.  August & Everything After by Counting Crows
The list author says:
  "I don't care about whatever preconcieved notions people may have of this - it's a timeless classic by a band who deserve to be bigger than U2. So there."
4.32   Used & New from: 0.01
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (102 customer reviews)

Porcupine (Expanded & Remastered)
17.  Porcupine (Expanded & Remastered) by Echo & The Bunnymen
The list author says:
  "Another vastly underrated act, at their best. One listen to this & you understand where McCulloch gets that ludicrous ego of his from."
6.88   Used & New from: 3.48
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)

The Heart Of Saturday Night
18.  The Heart Of Saturday Night by Tom Waits
The list author says:
  "Tough to choose one LP by Tom Waits, but I love this. Everyone should have something by the man, seriously. And this is a great starting point."
5.90   Used & New from: 1.14
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (36 customer reviews)

Copper Blue
19.  Copper Blue by Sugar
The list author says:
  "I've chosen this over any Husker Du because I think it's the best thing he's ever done. Find out who Black Francis got his ideas from on this classic rock masterpiece."
12.99   Used & New from: 1.27
4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (31 customer reviews)

XTRMNTR
20.  XTRMNTR by Primal Scream
The list author says:
  "While "Screamadelica" is th tripper's fave, this has more balls, more groove & more experimentation. And Kevin Shields."
5.49   Used & New from: 0.59
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)

Infected
21.  Infected by The The
The list author says:
  "A pop tour de force. Utterly essential in every way & as relevant today as it was when it was recorded, despite being a commentary on the 80's."
3.87   Used & New from: 1.89
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (32 customer reviews)

Amnesiac
22.  Amnesiac by Radiohead
The list author says:
  ""OK Computer" was voted best Album of all time. By "Q" readers, which says it all really. I think this one just has the edge over "Kid A" & "Hail To The Thief". Only just, mind. Absolutley awesome."
4.78   Used & New from: 0.73
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (161 customer reviews)

The Mind Is a Terrible Thing to Taste
23.  The Mind Is a Terrible Thing to Taste by Ministry
The list author says:
  "Possibly the best Ministry line up on this one. Less metal than their work since, this features the classics "So What" & "Burning Inside". You owe it to yourself to get this."
6.51   Used & New from: 1.25
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)

'the Full Sentence'
24.  'the Full Sentence' by Pigeonhed
The list author says:
  "An absolute corker, this one. Shawn Smith's peerless vocals on a funk/rock/soul beauty of an album. People reckon it sounds a bit like Prince. It does - at his best."
15.65   Used & New from: 1.31
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)

Double Damage
25.  Double Damage by The Damage Manual
The list author says:
  "A wet dream of a line up - Martin Atkins, Jah Wobble, Geordie Walker & Chris Connelly. This has both the "1" ep & the eponymous LP. Every home should have one."
25.95   Used & New from: 13.41

More Actions

Discover more about this author
 See all of their Listmania! lists
Make your own list
 Create a Listmania! list
View your page on Amazon.co.uk
 Go to Your Profile page

Customer Discussions about products in this list  
   

About this Listmania!

 

Author

Rory "a man of poverty & taste" (in Sunny Sunderland)
Qualifications: A man of poverty & taste
Last updated: 05/06/2006
Report abuse
    

More Listmania!

 

"Old School" Industrial Gems.....in  no particular order "Old School" Industrial Gems.....in  no particular order

"Old School" Industrial Gems.....in no particular order: A list of 25 items by Grumpy Old Goth "Old Goths Never Die"

Metal to fight and f**k to (Somewhat in order)
Metal to fight and f**k to (Somewhat in order): A list of 10 items by Amazon Customer "floydthe_barber"

My Favorite 20 Metal Albums
My Favorite 20 Metal Albums: A list of 20 items by John McNeilly

Eclectic music for bored slackers Eclectic music for bored slackers

Eclectic music for bored slackers: A list of 20 items by "amitriptyline_coma"

More great albums in no particular order
More great albums in no particular order: A list of 19 items by Amazon Customer