20 essential albums everyone should own

A Listmania! list by Wheldrake "Wheldrake" (UK)
 
Heartbreaker
1.  Heartbreaker by Ryan Adams
The list author says:
  "Superb songwriting, aching emotions. Timeless."
Used & New from: 1.67
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (30 customer reviews)

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Sticky Fingers
2.  Sticky Fingers by The Rolling Stones
The list author says:
  "The Stones at their peak."
10.84   Used & New from: 1.00
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (51 customer reviews)

Unknown Pleasures
3.  Unknown Pleasures by Joy Division
The list author says:
  "Joy Division's superb debut album"
5.68   Used & New from: 2.66
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (60 customer reviews) | 2 customer discussions

Get Happy
4.  Get Happy by The Attractions
The list author says:
  "Costello's 4th album, soulful and magnificent"
8.99   Used & New from: 3.14
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)

The Stone Roses
5.  The Stone Roses by The Stone Roses
The list author says:
  "The greatest debut album by anyone. Ever."
5.88   Used & New from: 0.16
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (261 customer reviews)

Psycho Candy
6.  Psycho Candy by Jesus & Mary Chain
The list author says:
  "Pop/punk masterpiece."
8.82   Used & New from: 2.74
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (27 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

MURMUR
7.  MURMUR by R.E.M.
The list author says:
  "REM's debut. The South rose again."
7.04   Used & New from: 0.15
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (37 customer reviews)

Revolver
8.  Revolver by The Beatles
The list author says:
  "The Beatles finest moment."
12.85   Used & New from: 1.35
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (204 customer reviews)

The Soft Bulletin
9.  The Soft Bulletin by The Flaming Lips
The list author says:
  "Pushes the boundaries of what pop can be about."
9.60   Used & New from: 0.15
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (51 customer reviews)

August & Everything After
10.  August & Everything After by Counting Crows
The list author says:
  "The Crows great melancholy debut."
4.73   Used & New from: 0.01
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (100 customer reviews)

Hard Candy
11.  Hard Candy by Counting Crows
The list author says:
  "All their promise fullfilled in this fantastic album of glorious pop songs."
2.69   Used & New from: 0.01
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (52 customer reviews)

King Of America: The Costello Show
12.  King Of America: The Costello Show by Elvis Costello
The list author says:
  "Costello's career high."
27.69   Used & New from: 6.99
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)

Definitely Maybe
13.  Definitely Maybe by Oasis
The list author says:
  "Before they ran out of steam, they produced this great record."
6.25   Used & New from: 0.15
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (194 customer reviews)

Blur
14.  Blur by Blur
The list author says:
  "escaping from the confines of Britpop, Blur produced this. Unlike anything they'd done before."
2.98   Used & New from: 0.12
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (31 customer reviews)

Darkness on the Edge of Town
15.  Darkness on the Edge of Town by Bruce Springsteen
The list author says:
  "Springsteen at his most intense. Passionate."
12.49   Used & New from: 2.37
4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (49 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

Wild Wood
16.  Wild Wood by Paul Weller
The list author says:
  "Weller's return to form. A truly magnificent album."
4.48   Used & New from: 0.74
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (24 customer reviews)

Sound Affects
17.  Sound Affects by The Jam
The list author says:
  "The Jam at their peak."
6.53   Used & New from: 2.52
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (49 customer reviews)

Otis Blue: Otis Redding Sings Soul
18.  Otis Blue: Otis Redding Sings Soul by Otis Redding
The list author says:
  "Otis. What more is there to say?"
4.20   Used & New from: 1.99
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (34 customer reviews)

Led Zeppelin IV
19.  Led Zeppelin IV by Led Zeppelin
The list author says:
  "Classic Rock from the ultimate rock gods."
8.99   Used & New from: 2.27
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (131 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

The Band
20.  The Band by The Band
The list author says:
  "they reinvented American music by going back to its roots."
7.15   Used & New from: 3.59
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (41 customer reviews)

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