The 25 best rock albums ever made

A Listmania! list by "katazunk"
 
Let It Bleed (Remastered Super Audio)
1.  Let It Bleed (Remastered Super Audio) by The Rolling Stones
The list author says:
  "This must be the greatest rock'n roll album in the world. It has the nerve, guts and vibe. Simply the essential record to own."
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The Village Green Preservation Society
2.  The Village Green Preservation Society by The Kinks
The list author says:
  "One of the best but also one of the most overlooked albums in rock history. Ray Davies is probably the greatest songwriter of them all, peaking on this must have record."
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Aladdin Sane: Remastered
3.  Aladdin Sane: Remastered by David Bowie
The list author says:
  "The best album from the greatest showman and all round recording artist. Bowie at his career peak."
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Blonde On Blonde
4.  Blonde On Blonde by Bob Dylan
The list author says:
  "Never before or since has a double album been filled with absolute and pure gems. The essential Dylan record."
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Violator
5.  Violator by Depeche Mode
The list author says:
  "Depeche Mode is and was the best electro band ever, peaking with this brilliantly dark album."
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The Stone Roses
6.  The Stone Roses by The Stone Roses
The list author says:
  "Brilliant album! The Stone Roses could and should have been superstars. Never have a debut sounded so good."
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Back In Black
7.  Back In Black by AC/DC
The list author says:
  "Stripped of sophisticated and artsy stuff, but rock'n roll at it's core. This AC/DC album is marvelous."
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Rio
8.  Rio by Duran Duran
The list author says:
  "Don't think about the 80's clothes, model looks and teenage mania. This album prooves that Duran Duran are the masters of well crafted pop."
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The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From Mars
9.  The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From Mars by David Bowie
The list author says:
  "The classic Bowie album. Just listen to it, and you'll know why."
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John Wesley Harding
10.  John Wesley Harding by Bob Dylan
The list author says:
  "Sometimes a motorcycle accident brings out the best in an artist. The lyrics may or may not be pure nonsence, but it doesn't matter when they are sung so beautifully."
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Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
11.  Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band by The Beatles
The list author says:
  "This album needs no introduction."
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Strange Days
12.  Strange Days by The Doors
The list author says:
  "The feeling and mood of this album is brilliant. The Doors were certainly the best band to come out of California in the sixties. In my teens Jim was my greatest hero, I still see why."
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London Calling
13.  London Calling by The Clash
The list author says:
  "The essential punk album. There's a reason why it's allways on best albums ever lists."
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Berlin
14.  Berlin by Lou Reed
The list author says:
  "One of the darkests albums ever. But Lou pulls it off so wonderfully."
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Definitely Maybe
15.  Definitely Maybe by Oasis
The list author says:
  "Never liked the Gallagher bros. But this album is pure joy."
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What's Going On
16.  What's Going On by Marvin Gaye
The list author says:
  "The Temptations made amazing songs, and Sly was probably the funkyest, but Marvin Gaye made the best soul album ever."
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The River (2CD)
17.  The River (2CD) by Bruce Springsteen
The list author says:
  "He's the boss, no doubt about it."
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Arthur - Or The Decline and Fall Of The British Empire
18.  Arthur - Or The Decline and Fall Of The British Empire by The Kinks
The list author says:
  "This album must be the best rock opera ever made. That the Kinks never became superstars are one of the tragedies of rock'n roll history. Just listen to this album to see why."
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Between the Buttons [US Version]
19.  Between the Buttons [US Version] by The Rolling Stones
The list author says:
  "Arguably the most underrated Stones album. I never understood why, cause it's brilliant."
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Swordfishtrombones
20.  Swordfishtrombones by Tom Waits
The list author says:
  "The style and sound of Tom Waits is unique, and his genious really shines through on this masterpiece."
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Bridge Over Troubled Water
21.  Bridge Over Troubled Water by Simon & Garfunkel
The list author says:
  "This album might have sold as many copies as there are record and CD players, which is easy to understand."
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Please/Further Listening 1984-1986
22.  Please/Further Listening 1984-1986 by Pet Shop Boys
The list author says:
  "Pet Shop boys are and were the best and most intelligent of the electro pop duos, and you don't need to be gay to love their brilliance, especially on this album."
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Goodbye Yellow Brick Road
23.  Goodbye Yellow Brick Road by Elton John
The list author says:
  "With this album The Queen of pop/rock prooves that his lifestyle should never be allowed to overshadow his music."
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Diamond Dogs
24.  Diamond Dogs by David Bowie
The list author says:
  "Really a gem. Often rated as quarts, it is really the purest of the precious stones."
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Innervisions
25.  Innervisions by Stevie Wonder
The list author says:
  "You have to be more than blind not to recognise this beauty."
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