1001 Albums: The Best So Far


167 albums gone, 834 to go.

Here’s the albums rated 9 or 10 so far.

The Arcade Fire – Neon Bible (2007)

The Beach Boys – Pet Sounds (1966)

Beck – Odelay (1996)

Beck – Sea Change (2002)

Johnny Cash – At San Quentin (1969)

Coldplay – Parachutes (2000)

Creedence Clearwater Revival – Green River (1969)

The Cure – Seventeen Seconds (1980)

Dexy’s Midnight Runners – Searching For The Young Soul Rebels (1980)

Eminem – The Marshall Mathers LP (2000)

Fairport Convention – Liege & Lief (1969)

The Flaming Lips – The Soft Bulletin (1999)

Fleetwood Mac – Rumours (1977)

Peter Gabriel – Peter Gabriel (Melt) (1980)

Green Day – American Idiot (2004)

Guns n’ Roses – Appetite For Destruction (1987)

The Jimi Hendrix Experience – Are You Experienced? (1967)

The Jimi Hendrix Experience – Electric Ladyland (1968)

The Human League – Dare! (1981)

Michael Jackson – Thriller (1982)

Billy Joel – The Stranger (1977)

Elton John – Goodbye Yellow Brick Road (1973)

Killing Joke – Killing Joke (1980)

The La’s – The La’s (1990)

LCD Soundsystem – Sound Of Silver (2007)

Metallica – Master Of Puppets (1986)

Muse – Black Holes And Revelations (2006)

Mike Oldfield – Tubular Bells (1973)

The Pogues – If I Should Fall From Grace With God (1988)

Elvis Presley – From Elvis In Memphis (1969)

Prince – Purple Rain (1984)

Public Enemy – Fear Of A Black Planet (1990)

Radiohead – The Bends (1995)

Rage Against The Machine – Rage Against The Machine (1992)

R.E.M. – Murmur (1983)

Simon & Garfunkel – Bridge Over Troubled Water (1970)

The Smiths – The Queen Is Dead (1986)

The Stone Roses – The Stone Roses (1989)

The Stooges – Fun House (1970)

Super Furry Animals – Rings Around The World (2001)

Stevie Wonder – Talking Book (1972)

8 responses to “1001 Albums: The Best So Far

    • I feel sure there will be a lot more 9 & 10’s as we move along. Having said that, based on averages, I give top marks about about 25% of the time so I’m judging that about 250 will be top class.

      • At one point I made a graph of the 1001, arguing it would make a bell cure (meaning 68% of albums would fall somewhere in the middle of my album appreciation).
        And at the extreme ends of the curve, 2 albums would be absolutely awful, and 2 albums would be life-changingly awesome!

  1. Pretty cool list! I got this book out the library a few times and follow a few blogs just doing them all too but is it worth it or what? Would you have listen to these albums anyway or what? It seem to have a lot rubbish is in it too but is it worth buying the book and doing it? I haven’t yet count up all the albums I already listen in it but maybe if I did buy it I could do that? Then listen to everything I haven’t yet and everything else again I guess?

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