Chris's Top 25 Albums

A Listmania! list by Mr. Christopher J. Welch "hippymusicman" (Essex, Uk)
 
Rubber Soul
1.  Rubber Soul by The Beatles
The list author says:
  "The link between the Mop Top era Fabs and the experimentation of the later years. A true classic - 'In My Life', 'Michelle', 'Drive My Car' & 'Norweigen Wood. Both McCartney & Lennon were on fire."
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Woodface
2.  Woodface by Crowded House
The list author says:
  "Neil & Tim Finn's masterpiece. Crowded House never bettered Woodface. It produced 4 Uk hit singles and stayed in the album charts for over a year."
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Skylarking
3.  Skylarking by XTC
The list author says:
  "XTC's very own 80's Sgt Pepper. Beautiful orchestral arrangements, stunning harmonies and Andy Partridge's erudite lyrics. Time has aged Skylarking to perfection."
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4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (26 customer reviews)

Some Fantastic Place
4.  Some Fantastic Place by Squeeze
The list author says:
  "Chris Difford & Glenn Tilbrook's best long player of the 90's. 'Some Fantastic Place', 'It's Over', 'Third Rail', 'Pinnochio' and no filler. Smart UK powerpop at it's very best"
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Parklife
5.  Parklife by Blur
The list author says:
  "Damon Albarn & co's finest by far. Classic mix of influences - Bowie, Madness, Kinks, Squeeze - and not a bad track in site. 'End Of A Century' is sublime. They also invented Brit pop and looked great"
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Urban Hymns
6.  Urban Hymns by The Verve
The list author says:
  "Richard Ashcroft hit the bullseye with this classic British record. His band were'nt bad either. Very nearly the best record of the 90's"
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4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (119 customer reviews)

Violator
7.  Violator by Depeche Mode
The list author says:
  "Depeche mode went weird and then released this. Violator is stunning - 'Enjoy The Silence', 'Personal Jesus', World In my Eyes' and lots, lots more. Synth rock was born."
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4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (90 customer reviews)

Guilty
8.  Guilty by Barbra Streisand
The list author says:
  "What is this doing in my top 10 !!? Well don't be fooled - this is Babs best record by miles and Barry Gibbs songs are stunning. In 1980 she had it all - the voice - the songs and a number 1 hit !"
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4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (116 customer reviews)

Jollity
9.  Jollity by Pugwash
The list author says:
  "Thomas Walsh is an underated genius. Despite it's small indie label origins 'Jollity' is a sonic and songwriting masterclass. Think ELO, Beatles, XTC - it's that good !"
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The Olympus Sound
10.  The Olympus Sound by Pugwash
The list author says:
  "Commercial, intelligent, beautifully produced and full of Beatley/Beachboys goodness"
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Revolver
11.  Revolver by The Beatles
The list author says:
  "Erudite and experimental pop. Taxman, For No One, Here There & Everywhere, Dr Robert - FABulous"
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4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (220 customer reviews)

Traffic and Weather
12.  Traffic and Weather by Fountains Of Wayne
The list author says:
  "The Stacey's Mum quartet make the best record of their career with this. Sharply observed and melodic powerpop with energy and invention to spare. Highly recommended"
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4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

Victory for the Comic Muse
13.  Victory for the Comic Muse by The Divine Comedy
The list author says:
  "Neil Hannon's most consistent set to date - The perfect starting place for DC virgins. The Light Of Day is gorgeous"
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4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (37 customer reviews)

Together Alone
14.  Together Alone by Crowded House
The list author says:
  "Darker and moodier than Woodface this is Neil Finn's other masterpiece. Distant Sun, Fingers Of Love, Locked Out, Walking on the Spot and Catherine's Wheel. Master craftsmen at work."
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5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (21 customer reviews)

Automatic for the People
15.  Automatic for the People by R.E.M.
The list author says:
  "REM's most sublime and consistent long player. A thought and intelligent set that briefly made Stipe and co the biggest band in the world. Everybody Hurts, Man On The Moon, Nightswimming and Drive."
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4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (107 customer reviews)

The Thorns [Special Edition]
16.  The Thorns [Special Edition] by Thorns
The list author says:
  "Powerpop with a side ordering of country. Stunning harmonies and beautiful songs - think Eagles, Beatles, Crowded House, Tom Petty"
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4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)

Oranges & Lemons
17.  Oranges & Lemons by XTC
The list author says:
  "Partridge, Moulding & Gregory at their most mainstream. Worth it alone for the genius that is Mayor Of Simpleton and Chalkhills And Chidren. Outstanding cover artwork too."
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4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)

Play
18.  Play by Squeeze
The list author says:
  "The darkest record in Squeeze's output is also a real 'grower'.  Let it under your skin and you'll be playing it for ever. A great lost classic."
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4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)

Bellybutton
19.  Bellybutton by Jellyfish
The list author says:
  "The most underated American band of the 90's. They wanted to be the Beatles and ELO - and very nearly were. Beautifully realised songs and harmonies."
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Hopes & Fears
20.  Hopes & Fears by Keane
The list author says:
  "Keane's debut is a graceful blinder. Outstanding songs and arrangements. Gets better with age - and it was pretty good to start with !!!"
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4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (291 customer reviews)

Twelve Stops and Home
21.  Twelve Stops and Home by The Feeling
The list author says:
  "The Feeling love ELO, Supertramp and Squeeze. If you do then this is a beautifully crafted and clever gem. Fill My Little World was single of 2006 - no question."
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4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (109 customer reviews)

Abbey Road
22.  Abbey Road by The Beatles
The list author says:
  "The Beatles swangsong simply gets better with age. Bonkers in places and sublime in others - Something, Come Together, Oh Darling, Here Comes The Sun and the audacious near operatic second side. Fab"
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4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (264 customer reviews)

Jollification
23.  Jollification by Lightning Seeds
The list author says:
  "90's mainstream pop with added brains. Lucky You and Feeling Lazy are classics. One of the most underated bands of the decade. Ian Broudie made intelligent, commercial pop music for the masses"
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4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)

Be Yourself Tonight
24.  Be Yourself Tonight by Eurythmics
The list author says:
  "Dave and Annie's most consistent and thrilling album as the Eurythmics. Covers rock, pop, synth ballads and gospel. Its Alright (Baby's Coming Back) is genius."
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Band On The Run [2 bonus tracks]
25.  Band On The Run [2 bonus tracks] by Paul McCartney
The list author says:
  "Macca's greatest post Beatles release. Jet, Band on the Run, Let Me Roll it - great gutsy performances and the return of the muse. The one indespensible McCartney album"
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