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Top Rated Albums

The following albums have scored at least a 9 on this site, 10/10s are in bold:

the-band-4def7d2ee3e5eThe BandMusic From Big Pink
The Band The Band
The Beach BoysThe Beach Boys Today!
The Beach BoysPet Sounds
The Beach BoysThe Smile Sessions
The Beastie BoysPaul’s Boutique
The BeatlesRubber Soul
The BeatlesRevolver
The BeatlesSgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band
The BeatlesMagical Mystery Tour
Big StarRadio City
David BowieThe Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars
David BowieStation to Station
David BowieLow
Kate BushThe Dreaming
Kate BushThe Hounds of Love
The Byrds – The Notorious Byrd Brothers

John CaleParis 1919
John CaleFear
Marshall Crenshaw – Marshall Crenshaw
The ClashThe Clash (US Version)
The ClashLondon Calling
Elvis Costello and the AttractionsArmed Forces
Elvis Costello and the AttractionsImperial Bedroom
Creedence Clearwater RevivalWilly and the Poor Boys
Creedence Clearwater RevivalCosmo’s Factory
Crosby, Stills, Nash, and Young – Déjà Vu
Crowded HouseTogether Alone

The DecemberistsCastaways and Cutouts
The DecemberistsThe King Is Dead
Nick Drake Five Leaves Left
Nick DrakeBryter Layter
Nick Drake Pink Moon
The Dukes of Stratosphear Chips From the Chocolate Fireball

Brian EnoAnother Green World
Brian EnoBefore And After Science

Fairport Convention – Liege and Lief
Faith No MoreAngel Dust
Fleetwood MacRumours

Peter GabrielMelt
GenesisFoxtrot
GenesisThe Lamb Lies Down On Broadway
The Go-BetweensBefore Hollywood
The Go-Betweens16 Lovers Lane

The Hold SteadyBoys and Girls in America
The Hold SteadyStay Positive
Hüsker DüZen Arcade
Hüsker DüNew Day Rising

Jason IsbellSoutheastern

JellyfishSpilt Milk
Freedy JohnstonCan You Fly
Joy DivisionCloser

King CrimsonIn The Court of the Crimson King
King CrimsonRed

Led ZeppelinHouses of the Holy
Led ZeppelinPhysical Graffiti

Joni MitchellBlue
Joni MitchellCourt and Spark
Joni MitchellHejira
The Modern LoversThe Modern Lovers
The Moody BluesTo Our Children’s Children’s Children
Van MorrisonAstral Weeks
Van MorrisonMoondance
Van MorrisonSaint Dominic’s Preview
Van MorrisonInto The Music

Gram Parsons – Grievous Angel
Pavement – Slanted and Enchanted
Pavement – Crooked Rain, Crooked Rain
Pixies – Trompe Le Monde
Pixies – Doolittle
Portishead – Dummy
Prefab Sprout – Steve McQueen
Prefab Sprout – Jordan: The Comeback

Queen – Queen II
Queen – A Night At The Opera

Radiohead – The Bends
Radiohead – Kid A
Radiohead – In Rainbows
R.E.M. – Murmur
R.E.M. – Lifes Rich Pageant
R.E.M. – Automatic for the People
The Replacements – Let It Be
The Replacements – Tim
The Replacements – Pleased To Meet Me
The Rolling Stones – Beggars Banquet
The Rolling Stones – Sticky Fingers
The Rolling Stones – Exile On Main St.
Josh Rouse – Nashville
Roxy Music – For Your Pleasure
Roxy Music – Country Life
Todd Rundgren – Something/Anything?
Todd Rundgren – A Wizard, A True Star

Simon and Garfunkel – Bookends
Paul Simon – There Goes Rhymin’ Simon
Paul Simon – Graceland
Slint – Spiderland
The Smiths – The Queen Is Dead
Split Enz – Mental Notes
Split Enz – Time and Tide
Dusty Springfield – Dusty in Memphis
Bruce Springsteen – The Wild, The Innocent and the E Street Shuffle
Bruce Springsteen – Darkness on the Edge of Town
Sting – The Soul Cages
The Stone Roses – The Stone Roses
Sun Kil Moon – April
Sufjan Stevens – Illinois
Sufjan Stevens – Carrie and Lowell

Talk Talk – The Colour of Spring
Talk Talk – Spirit of Eden
Talk Talk – Laughing Stock
Talking Heads – Fear of Music
Talking Heads – Remain in Light
Televison – Marquee Moon
Richard and Linda Thompson – I Want To See The Bright Lights Tonight
Richard and Linda ThompsonShoot Out The Lights

Townes Van Zandt – Our Mother The Mountain

Tom Waits – Swordfishtrombones
Tom Waits – Rain Dogs
Tom Waits – Mule Variations
Jimmy Webb – El Mirage
Jimmy Webb – Ten Easy Pieces
Ween – The Mollusk
Paul Westerberg- Stereo
Wilco – Being There
Wilco – Yankee Hotel Foxtrot
Bill Withers – Just As I Am
Stevie Wonder – Innervisions
Stevie Wonder – Fulfillingness’ First Finale
Stevie Wonder – Songs in the Key of Life
Steve Wynn – Here Come The Miracles

XTC – Skylarking
XTC – Apple Venus, Vol. 1

Yes – Close To The Edge
YesRelayer
Neil Young – After The Gold Rush
Neil Young – On The Beach
Neil Young – Rust Never Sleeps

The Zombies – Odessey and Oracle

Compilations/Live Albums:
The Buzzcocks – Singles Going Steady
John Cale – Fragments of a Rainy Season
The Cars – Greatest Hits
Townes Van Zandt – Live at The Old Quarter, Houston, Texas
The Police – Greatest Hits
Split Enz – Spellbound
Teenage Fanclub – Four Thousand Seven Hundred and Sixty Six Seconds – a Short Cut to Teenage Fanclub
Bill Withers – Live At Carnegie Hall
Neil Young – Decade

3 thoughts on “Top Rated Albums Leave a comment

    • It’s just a way to express my overall opinion of the album in a single number. Nothing too over-thought – 10 is an all time favourite, 9/10 is very, very good. Normally it seems conventional not to use low numbers too much, I rarely go under 5, although there are a few 3s.

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