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Must Have Classic Rock Albums

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The Joshua Tree
The Joshua Tree
"Generally acclaimed as U2's finest album. Stunning lyrics combined with magnificent melodies."
The Best of Van Morrison
The Best of Van Morrison
"A great introduction to the music of Van Morrison, which includes all of his greatest songs."
Dire Straits
Dire Straits
"Dire Straits at their best, no over production, allowing Knofler's guitar playing to shine through."
Revolver
Revolver
"In my opinion the Beatles finest album."
Wish You Were Here
Wish You Were Here
"Many people prefer the critically acclaimed 'Dark Side' but I feel this album has the better material and the title track is a classic."
Best Of Bowie
Best Of Bowie
"Another good intoduction to a great artist, this album contains most of Bowie's greatest tracks on two discs."
The Platinum Collection
The Platinum Collection
"Genesis may not be to everyone's taste, but this album contains a great variety of material from both the Peter Gabriel and Phil Collins eras."
Rumours
Rumours
"Much maligned, but extremely popular nonetheless, this album contains some true musical masterpieces."
Dark Side of the Moon (30th Anniversary Edition)
Dark Side of the Moon (30th Anniversary Edition)
"This album must appear on any list of essential rock albums."
The White Album
The White Album
"This album achieves the almost unique distinction of having a collection of virtually flawless tracks."
Graceland (Remastered And Expanded)
Graceland (Remastered And Expanded)
"Paul Simon's finest album, 'Graceland' combines African influences with Simon's songwriting genius to create a sublime hybrid of music."
The Captain And Me
The Captain And Me
"Few albums combine so many different genres of music to such great effect."
Hotel California
Hotel California
"The Eagle's at the peak of their powers, a compilation of country rock gems."
Frampton Comes Alive
Frampton Comes Alive
"One of the all time great live albums."
Are You Experienced
Are You Experienced
"Without a doubt Hendrix's finest album."
Live In Concert 1975 - 85 Bruce Springsteen & The Street Band
Live In Concert 1975 - 85 Bruce Springsteen & The Street Band
"An awesome live album from an awesome singer/ songwriter. No album has ever captured the raw energy of a live concert quite like this."
Platinum Collection
Platinum Collection
"A comprehensive overview  of both Ferry and Roxy Music's work."
Anthology: Through The Years
Anthology: Through The Years
"The best compilation of Tom Petty's work. This two disc album does not contain a single bad track."
The Essential Bob Dylan
The Essential Bob Dylan
"I believe this compilation to be the best introduction to Dylan's awesome work. I have chosen to put this album on this list as it is almost impossible to chose his best few albums."
The Essential Lynyrd Skynyrd
The Essential Lynyrd Skynyrd
"The best compilation of Lynyrd Skynyrd's work available."
The Ultimate Collection
The Ultimate Collection
"The Who remain a great British rock band and this is probably the best compilation of their work."
Live And Dangerous
Live And Dangerous
"Another great live album from a great heavy rock band."
Let It Bleed (Remastered Super Audio)
Let It Bleed (Remastered Super Audio)
"This is the Stones at their finest."
Parachutes
Parachutes
"Coldplay may not conform to the typical view of classic rock but this album is essential in any music collection."
Layla & Other Assorted Love Songs
Layla & Other Assorted Love Songs
"Clapton's peak, evidence of his greatest guitar work and an awesome supporting band."