21 albums that no-one can be without

A Listmania! list by jim monk
 
OK Computer
1.  OK Computer by Radiohead
The list author says:
  "Radioheads defining album, marking them out as one of the greatest bands ever. Decidedly experimental but remaining largely in familiar territory."
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The Velvet Underground & Nico
2.  The Velvet Underground & Nico by Velvet Underground
The list author says:
  "It would be worth buying this album for 'Heroin' alone. However, for your money you also get 10 other songs of equal brilliance AND to top it all off you've got an Andy Warhol picture for your wall."
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White Blood Cells
3.  White Blood Cells by The White Stripes
The list author says:
  "The third and greatest album in the White Stripes trilogy. Very ecclectic in it's influences and styles. Listen out for the numerous Citizen Kane references in 'The Union Forever'."
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Siamese Dream
4.  Siamese Dream by Smashing Pumpkins
The list author says:
  "More of a rock-out album than the better known 'Mellon Collie...'. If you see through the noise of the screeching guitars and the thumping beat of the drums you'll see the brilliance of this album."
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Is This It?
5.  Is This It? by The Strokes
The list author says:
  "New York City music to the core. The influences are clear - the sounds of The Stooges and Velvet Underground ring through true and clear. Even the recording quality has a retro feel."
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Dirty
6.  Dirty by Sonic Youth
The list author says:
  "The brilliance of Sonic Youth is clear. The dirty noisy guitars with the piercing feedback and the pounding drums. It's enough to want to make you start your own band."
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Mezzanine
7.  Mezzanine by Massive Attack
The list author says:
  "One piece of advice - if your ever up in the early hours of the morning (around 2-4am) when all is quiet and peaceful, listen to this album. It is the closest you can get to euphoria without drugs."
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Dummy
8.  Dummy by Portishead
The list author says:
  "One word for this album - beautiful. If Beth Gibbons voice and the melodic beats don't bring you to the verge of tears you must be made of stone."
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Odelay
9.  Odelay by Beck
The list author says:
  "Brilliant to listen to at any time day or night. Becks brilliant accoustics and mellow vocals are at times mixed with moments of pure funk."
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B.R.M.C.
10.  B.R.M.C. by Black Rebel Motorcycle Club
The list author says:
  "Good solid guitar rock at it's best and backed up with often intriguing and inspired lyrics. This is not one to miss for any fan of good music."
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Showbiz
11.  Showbiz by Muse
The list author says:
  "It is clear to all those familiar with the work of Muse that the quality on this album has still yet to be replicated by the band themselves. This album is Muse at their original best."
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The Bends
12.  The Bends by Radiohead
The list author says:
  "Doesn't have the vision and originality of the later 'OK Computer' but this album effectively showcases Radioheads more popular individual songs. This is not a flowing album but is a good compilation."
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Everything Must Go
13.  Everything Must Go by Manic Street Preachers
The list author says:
  "The Manics at their best and a fine example of good quality stadium rock anthems. James Dean Bradfields brilliant vocals and guitar riffs and Nicky Wires often cryptic lyrics are the clear highlights."
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The Sophtware Slump
14.  The Sophtware Slump by Grandaddy
The list author says:
  "This album is the perfect compliment to lazy mid-summer days. The gentle melodies are accented perfectly by Jason Lytles voice, which often sounds as if it could break at any moment."
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Grace
15.  Grace by Jeff Buckley
The list author says:
  "THE best male voice in popular music history. This album is, at it's worst, melodic and uplifting, and, at it's best, simply to beautiful to comprehend."
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4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (247 customer reviews)

Liquid Skin
16.  Liquid Skin by Gomez
The list author says:
  "This album is, without a doubt, the best of Gomez. The brilliant 'Rythm and Blues Alibi' is definitely one to listen out for."
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Gorillaz
17.  Gorillaz by Gorillaz
The list author says:
  "Okay, some people may slate me for this choice, choosing to label it as overhyped pop. However, in my opinion this album is brilliant simply in the way it pulls off a great blend of Hip-Hop and Rock."
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Good Feeling
18.  Good Feeling by Travis
The list author says:
  "Fresh and assertive, this is Travis' first and best. Not as mellow and steady  as 'The Man Who' but still pulls a few punches with it's range of brilliant songs. Travis at their raw best."
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Adrenaline
19.  Adrenaline by Deftones
The list author says:
  "For those of you who see the Deftones as yet another 'New Metal', shouty, noisy band, then you're half right. The music may often be loud but the Deftones have a quality lacked by most others."
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Without You I'm Nothing
20.  Without You I'm Nothing by Placebo
The list author says:
  "A superb rock album with Brian Molko's distinct vocals and lyrics which usually deal with issues of sexuality. Don't let this put you off though!"
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See This Through and Leave
21.  See This Through and Leave by Cooper Temple Clause
The list author says:
  "Okay, this album isn't chock full of innovative masterpieces but the gems on this album do shine through clearly. 'Who needs enemies' is a song of sheer rock brilliance."
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