Great albums that define the epithet 'Great Album'

A Listmania! list by L. Wilkinson
Abbey Road
1.  Abbey Road by The Beatles
The list author says:
  "If The Beatles are considered to be great 20th century composers, this would be their greatest symphony. If you put on the first track, you'll probably listen right to the last."
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Trout Mask Replica
2.  Trout Mask Replica by Captain Beefheart
The list author says:
  "An unbelievable journey into the mind of one of the most unique poet/composers that ever said 'bulbous'."
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Five Leaves Left
3.  Five Leaves Left by Nick Drake
The list author says:
  "Haunting, beautiful, inimitable masterpiece from a much missed genius."
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From The Outside
4.  From The Outside by Bert Jansch
The list author says:
  "Bert Jansch's early albums are considered to be his best, but this later album is, in my opinion, his most staggering. An tutor of songwriting disguised as a record."
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Sail Away
5.  Sail Away by Randy Newman
The list author says:
  "We all need a little Randy Newman to keep our feet on the ground. This is the album we all need."
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Band On The Run [2 bonus tracks]
6.  Band On The Run [2 bonus tracks] by Paul McCartney
The list author says:
  "Douglas Adams said 'for sheer musicality, invention and drive, there's no one better than McCartney'. I agree entirely. This album is a good way of proving the point."
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Fantasia Lindum
7.  Fantasia Lindum by Amazing Blondel
The list author says:
  "I saw Blondel a handful of times a few years ago. They're the band that would have been doing a gig at Elizabeth Ist's local folk club, had they have lived four hundred years before."
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Dark Side of the Moon
8.  Dark Side of the Moon by Pink Floyd
The list author says:
  "Apparently, this album goes well with The Wizard of Oz. It also goes well with alcohol. Put this on after a night out on the town."
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Up to Now
9.  Up to Now by Dransfield
The list author says:
  "This is a 'best of' CD, but I think it deserves to be on the list. The Dransfields' harmonies are better than the Everley Bros."
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And So It Goes
10.  And So It Goes by Steve Tilston
The list author says:
  "Steve Tilston is an incredible songwriter - his melodies, his lyrics, his guitar playing and voice, all brilliant. This is my favourite album of his, although 'Acoustic Confusion' is a close second."
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