The best albums of all time - bar none.

A Listmania! list by Andreas Stavros
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Kings Of The Wild Frontier
1.  Kings Of The Wild Frontier by Adam & The Ants
The list author says:
  "The first album to make me think of music as more than just "entertainment" or background noise.  As vibrant and irresistable now as it was in 1980.  Unique, flourescent and exhilerating."
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Meat Is Murder
2.  Meat Is Murder by The Smiths
The list author says:
  "Every sensible child knows that THIS is The Smiths true masterpiece - not "The Queen is Dead".  The Smiths were the only well in the desert of the Thatcherite '80s.  Magnificent!"
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Propaganda
3.  Propaganda by Sparks
The list author says:
  "Sparks remain the most underrated musical act in the entire history of Pop.  In 1974-75 they released three flawless albums.  This is the best - like nothing you'll ever hear. Ignore it and be damned."
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Different Class
4.  Different Class by Pulp
The list author says:
  "In 1995, the answer to the question, "Blur or Oasis?" was "Pulp". This is the best album of that decade - a superlative essay on working class foibles and (lack of?) tastes. No "mockney" accents here."
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Duck Rock
5.  Duck Rock by Malcolm McLaren
The list author says:
  "Long before Paul Simon's overated Graceland, there was this hidden gem - a thrilling fusion of cultures, mottled together by the Sex Pistols bette noire. Celebratory stuff!"
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Origin of Symmetry
6.  Origin of Symmetry by Muse
The list author says:
  "It's quite simple: This is a masterpiece. A less complicated Radiohead meets Rachmaninov...with a bit of French "torch song" panache thrown in.  Epic!"
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Never Mind the Bollocks: Here's the Sex Pistols
7.  Never Mind the Bollocks: Here's the Sex Pistols by Sex Pistols
The list author says:
  "A Panzer Division of Gibson guitars devour catchy tunes that Abba would've killed for. Terrific lyrics accompany the aforementioned lovely assault. Mighty!"
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Combat Rock
8.  Combat Rock by The Clash
The list author says:
  "Supposedly The Clash at their most "commercial"...which by others' standards means "not commercial at all". Fantastic Pop tunes and eerie raggas.  Superb and often overlooked."
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Torment and Torreros
9.  Torment and Torreros by Marc and the Mambas
The list author says:
  "Forget Soft Cell, Marc Almond's finest moments have been as a solo artist.  This extraordinary record - a titanic wrestle of dark angst and almost psychotic frustration - is perfection."
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Your Arsenal
10.  Your Arsenal by Morrissey
The list author says:
  "Bar a couple of dud singles, this could've been The Smiths fifth album.  Moz's solo records are usually erratic or average, but not this one.  A beefy production from Bowie's Mick Ronson too."
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Night At The Opera, A [CD + Bonus DVD]
11.  Night At The Opera, A [CD + Bonus DVD] by Queen
The list author says:
  "An obvious choice but that doesn't mean it's a bad one. Only snobs deny Queen's majesty.  Bad frocks don't mean bad music."
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Gypsy Punks Underdog World Strike
12.  Gypsy Punks Underdog World Strike by Gogol Bordello
The list author says:
  "Currently the best band on the planet - certainly live.  Roma music meets punk meets snippets of reggae and hip-hop.  Staggeringly good!"
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