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Greatest Albums of All Time

S. J. Sugarman "samsugarman"
 
Abbey Road
Abbey Road
"All human life is here. Begins with the best opening track of all time, and then rattles out perfect pop masterpiece and perfect pop masterpiece. Second side alone is the reason God created music."
Blue
Blue
"Like an old friend, that you always return to. This is more than an album, its a companion."
Love Is Hell
Love Is Hell
"From the deepest despair and darkness, to the sweetest light. Note perfect euphoric misery."
Yankee Hotel Foxtrot
Yankee Hotel Foxtrot
"This is what happens when a band takes the time to make sure every tiny sound, blip, squeal of feedback, dissonant piano chord is perfect. Alienation bottled in CD form."
Jagged Little Pill
Jagged Little Pill
"It may not be cool to like this - but this was the first album that felt truly mine. Works so perfectly as a record, and excellent for screaming at high volume while driving..."
Wish You Were Here [Discovery Edition]
Wish You Were Here [Discovery Edition]
"Timeless, beautiful rock music. Makes me angry, its so good."
Little Earthquakes
Little Earthquakes
"Amazing statement of intent. Every song a classic. Every lyric spot on."
August and Everything After [Extra Tracks] [Deluxe Edition]
August and Everything After [Extra Tracks] [Deluxe Edition]
"From the first classic guitar lick, to the final guttural howl of "Change!!!" on the final song - its perfect."
Strangers Almanac [Deluxe Edition]
Strangers Almanac [Deluxe Edition]
"Running out of adjectives. I'll just use this one - seminal."
Hounds Of Love
Hounds Of Love
"One side of incredible songs of love and desire. A second side as a terrifying, and yet utterly personal account of the last thoughts of a drowning woman."
Grace
Grace
"A voice that sings direct from the depths to the very heights of joy and sadness, singing a collection of the some of the best songs of all time."
Pinkerton - Deluxe Edition
Pinkerton - Deluxe Edition
"Listening to this is like being punched in the face over and over again, and coming out this other side feeling all the better for it."
Weezer (The Blue Album)
Weezer (The Blue Album)
"Rivals any Beatles album for songwriting perfection. Any album containing "Say it ain't so" is automatically on this list..."
Kid A
Kid A
"Dark room, earphones, float away."
Transatlanticism
Transatlanticism
"I've always thought this record was about having good intentions, but failing at them when it comes to love. Either way, its bloody gorgeous!"
O
O
"So precious and delicate, and yet fraught with darkness. The sound of a broken heart."
The Wall [Discovery Edition]
The Wall [Discovery Edition]
"The best concept album of all time (yeah - deal with it!) No adolescent should go without it..."
Heartbreaker
Heartbreaker
"Ryan Adams in, "does Neil Young better than Neil Young" shocker!!"
For the Birds
For the Birds
"An album that seems to exist in a dreamlike state of otherworldly guitar sounds and gorgeous piano. "Headlong" alone would make any grown man cry."
The Best of James
The Best of James
"I know a "Best of" is cheating, but this is a brilliantly sequenced, glorious CD that sounds like a proper record. Summer time bottled!"
Sounds Of Silence
Sounds Of Silence
"Paul Simon is a genius, and a great American poet. Here's proof."
From The Choirgirl Hotel
From The Choirgirl Hotel
"Feels almost mythical, this album. Gothic, bruised and brilliant. The last truly coherent Tori Amos album..."
Clarity
Clarity
"One of the most overlooked records of the 90's."
I'm Wide Awake, It's Morning
I'm Wide Awake, It's Morning
"So powerful and true. In fact, sometimes Conor is so close to the bone in what he says, its almost uncomfortable. The images he creates are magnetic..."
Dilate
Dilate
"A devastating break-up record, and a bearing of a tortured soul - bleak and wonderful."