Classic and potentially classic albums of our time.

A Listmania! list by Chris McGuirk
 
Paranoid & Sunburnt
1.  Paranoid & Sunburnt by Skunk Anansie
The list author says:
  "Skin has one of the greatest voices ever, and the sheer idiosyncracy of this album set it apart from the others at the time."
£4.44   Used & New from: £0.24
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (24 customer reviews)

A Rush Of Blood To The Head
2.  A Rush Of Blood To The Head by Coldplay
The list author says:
  "This album serves as the true demonstration of Coldplay's talent as songwriters. Without the jingle-esque numbers, their music is much improved. Could prove to be very influential."
£3.00   Used & New from: £0.27
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (260 customer reviews)

The It Girl
3.  The It Girl by Sleeper
The list author says:
  "Sleeper were the ironic tinge to 90s britpop. They inspired no-one, because they were unique. This album especially was a testament to their brilliance both on and off stage."
£16.30   Used & New from: £0.19
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)

Bleed American
4.  Bleed American by Jimmy Eat World
The list author says:
  "Give it time. 'Bleed American' has certainly opened up a lot of eyes in the modern punk scene."
£8.41   Used & New from: £1.41
4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)

Modern Life Is Rubbish
5.  Modern Life Is Rubbish by Blur
The list author says:
  "When Blur finally found their feet. This album is terrific."
£4.92   Used & New from: £1.02
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (37 customer reviews)

Heathen Chemistry
6.  Heathen Chemistry by Oasis
The list author says:
  "We should be thankful that Oasis have finally grown up a bit - and this album definitely maybe has potential."
£4.92   Used & New from: £0.49
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (109 customer reviews)

Debut
7.  Debut by Björk
The list author says:
  "Mesmerising. Bjork really is an exceptional songwriter."
£4.92   Used & New from: £1.01
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (40 customer reviews)

OSC-DIS (Oscillator in Distortion)
8.  OSC-DIS (Oscillator in Distortion) by Mad Capsule Markets
The list author says:
  "I hold this up as an example of all Japanese music, which is consistently brilliant and beats anything the West has to offer on quality."
£4.93   Used & New from: £0.01
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)

De Stijl
9.  De Stijl by The White Stripes
The list author says:
  "Blues just got a 21st-century overhaul."
£7.99   Used & New from: £2.24
4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (36 customer reviews)

Elastica
10.  Elastica by Elastica
The list author says:
  "Short, sassy and to the point. This was indie done well."
£4.35   Used & New from: £0.19
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (26 customer reviews)

K
11.  K by Kula Shaker
The list author says:
  "Mock all you like - you know you once loved swaying to 'Govinda'!"
£3.50   Used & New from: £0.01
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (36 customer reviews)

Doolittle
12.  Doolittle by Pixies
The list author says:
  "S***! I could lose this! No, no, no, no!"
£5.99   Used & New from: £1.10
4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (94 customer reviews) | 2 customer discussions

Virtual XI
13.  Virtual XI by Iron Maiden
The list author says:
  "Iron Maiden at their best. I always feel better listening to this album."
£9.69   Used & New from: £1.23
3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (57 customer reviews)

Who I Am
14.  Who I Am by Beverley Knight
The list author says:
  "This girl is a fantastic songwriter."
£1.13   Used & New from: £0.01
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)

Vovin
15.  Vovin by Therion
The list author says:
  "Therion are the leaders in the wonderful world of operatic black metal. 'Vovin' is a sensational, breathtaking example of this."
£13.51   Used & New from: £6.99
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)

Dookie
16.  Dookie by Green Day
The list author says:
  "We should address the fact that Green Day are probably the first in the wave of proper commercial US Punk artists (ignore the Offspring)."
£4.86   Used & New from: £0.70
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (124 customer reviews)

Make Yourself: Special Tour Edition
17.  Make Yourself: Special Tour Edition by Incubus
The list author says:
  "Magnificent, intelligent LP. Shame the Nu-metal tag stripped some of it's dignity as a fantastic record."
£4.69   Used & New from: £0.01
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (95 customer reviews)

Tracy Chapman
18.  Tracy Chapman by Tracy Chapman
The list author says:
  "The voice of the people whose cries need to be heard."
£3.00   Used & New from: £0.99
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (153 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

Be Not Nobody
19.  Be Not Nobody by Vanessa Carlton
The list author says:
  "She can make your heart go icky."
£6.02   Used & New from: £0.01
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (50 customer reviews)

Maverick A Strike
20.  Maverick A Strike by Finley Quaye
The list author says:
  "You could never pinpoint what was great about him, but you knew he was seriously cool."
£3.55   Used & New from: £0.01
4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (19 customer reviews)

1992: The Love Album
21.  1992: The Love Album by Carter the Unstoppable Sex Machine
The list author says:
  "Cheesy punk with a very London-orientated twist. The sarcastically kitch crap from Carter was always going to be a winner."
£19.98   Used & New from: £1.12
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)

Dummy
22.  Dummy by Portishead
The list author says:
  "A defining album of the Bristol music scene."
£4.93   Used & New from: £1.00
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (87 customer reviews)

Future Signs
23.  Future Signs by The Warm Jets
The list author says:
  "Pick it up if you can. Marvellous debut."
£1.79   Used & New from: £0.01
3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)

It's A Wonderful Life
24.  It's A Wonderful Life by Sparklehorse
The list author says:
  "An admiral simplicity that complements any Sparklehorse record."
£6.99   Used & New from: £1.26
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (29 customer reviews)

Theaudience
25.  Theaudience by theaudience
The list author says:
  "I bought this album when I was 15, and I don't like Sophie Ellis Bextor dismissing her fantastic former group as 'some guitar band I used to sing with.'"
£11.74   Used & New from: £0.75
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)

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