Top 10 essential albums (in no particular order)

A Listmania! list by Paul Usher
 
Is This It?
1.  Is This It? by The Strokes
The list author says:
  "The album of 2001, it recreated a genre and a dresscode in the UK.  The foursome from New York buzz with energy."
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Urban Hymns
2.  Urban Hymns by The Verve
The list author says:
  "The Verve's 3rd album bought to us what we all knew, that Richie Ashcroft is one of the greatest songwriters of our time.  A fantastic buy and a lifechanging album.is"
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Parachutes
3.  Parachutes by Coldplay
The list author says:
  "Coldplay bought indie music into the 21st century with debut album 'Parachutes,' which marks out Chris Martin as a great songwriter and one with an angellic voice."
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Californication
4.  Californication by Red Hot Chili Peppers
The list author says:
  "A long awaited and anticipated album, Californication did not disappoint.  With hits such as Otherside, you cannot go wrong."
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Origin Of Symmetry
5.  Origin Of Symmetry by Muse
The list author says:
  "Muse:  The band that will change your life in the next decade.  Showbiz was great, Origin Of Symmetry pushed them further.  Superb."
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Placebo
6.  Placebo by Placebo
The list author says:
  "Placebo's 1st album oozed energy and a great mix of songs with one thing in common, they are all sublime.  A huge amount of hits here, summed up in Nancy Boy."
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The Man Who
7.  The Man Who by Travis
The list author says:
  "Critics dismissed it, we bought it in our droves, with 2 million sales.  Travis are now set for greatness."
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Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
8.  Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band by The Beatles
The list author says:
  "For the music, the lyrics, the artwork, the explanation of the artwork, the explanation of the explanation of the artwork, this is essential."
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OK Computer
9.  OK Computer by Radiohead
The list author says:
  "An album that pushed the boundaries of music and will always be remembered as a great for years to come.  Diverse, original, beautiful."
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White Ladder
10.  White Ladder by David Gray
The list author says:
  "David Gray is a great songwriter who had to wait a long time for success.  White Ladder is a great chillout album with the hit 'Babylon.'"
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