Favourite Albums Of All Time 2023

A lot of great albums in this thread. One that I always bring up with my mates that is mint from start to finish but criminally underrated, is Bleed American by Jimmy Eat World. That album kicks ass.

Edit: in keeping with my post-2000 albums (because the classics have already been mentioned), I haven’t heard anything punk/hardcore top Rise Against - Appeal to Reason.

Too hard to do a top 10, and too hard to do any order. Respect for those that can manage it.

Here it goes:
Television - Marquee Moon
The Velvet Underground - Velvet Underground and Nico
Miles Davis - ■■■■■■■ Brew
The Congos - Heart of the Congos
Massive Attack - Mezzanine
Talking Heads - Speaking in Tongues
Kraftwerk - Man Machine
Gang of Four - Entertainment
Radiohead - Kid A
Darkside - Psychic
The Beatles - Sgt Peppers
Pink Floyd - Wish you were here
The Stooges - Funhouse
The Strokes - Is this it
Eddy Current Suppression Ring - Eddy Current Suppression Ring
Black Uhuru - The Dub Factor
Caribou - Swim
Daft Punk - Homework
Interpol - Turn on the bright lights
Franz Ferdinand - Franz Ferdinand
Joy Division - Les Bains Douches
Led Zeppelin - Led Zeppelin
Lou Reed - Transformer
New Order - Power, Corruption & Lies
Sonic Youth - Daydream Nation
Yeah yeah yeahs - Fever to Tell


I panicked for a moment when I couldn’t see Joy Division :sweat_smile:


It’s a ripper. I always dug Clarity as well, a very different kind of mood.

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Thought i’d dig it in a bit deeper :joy:

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I haven’t really been listening to studio albums recently most of the albums I’ve been listening to over the past 24 months have been live albums.
Studio albums:
Beatles - white album & Abbey Road
John Lennon - plastic ono band
Beach boys - Pet sounds
Bob Dylan - Highway 61 revisited & blood on the tracks
Van Morrison - astral weeks
Miles Davis - kind of blue & ■■■■■■■ brew
Rolling Stones - Exile on main st & let it bleed
Pink Floyd - dark side of the moon and the wall
Steely Dan - can’t buy a thrill
Dire straits - self titled
Eagles - hotel California
Boz scaggs - silk degrees
Steve miller band - fly like an eagle (first 3 tracks is amazing)
Marshall tucker band - Carolina dreams
Tony Joe white - black and white & homemade ice cream
Dr John - in the right place
Faces - oh la la
Jefferson airplane - surrealistic pillow
Rick James - street songs
Michael Jackson - off the wall
My bloody valentine - loveless
Radiohead - in rainbows
John Mayer - wild blue
Israel Nash - topaz
Khruangbin - Texas sun & Texas moon
Marcus King - el dorado

Live albums
Grateful dead - veneta & Cornell (as good as it gets)
Jerry Garcia band - let it rock
Allman brothers - at Fillmore east
Tedeschi trucks band - everybody’s talking
John Mayer - any given Thursday
Goose - Denver 2021
Dave Matthews band - hard to choose maybe volume 2
James brown - live at the apollo
Rolling Stones - rock and roll circus
Alice in chains - unplugged


In no particular order

Appetite for Destruction - GnR
Ten - Pear Jam
Born to Run - Bruce Springsteen
American Idiot - Greenday
The Colour and the Shape - Foo Fighters
Guide to Better Living - Grinspoon
Frogstomp - Silverchair
The Living End - The Living End
Metallica - Metallica
Toxicity - SOAD

Went one album per artist or Vs and Vitalogy by Pearl Jam probably would have made it along with Dookie from Greenday.
Unlucky not to make it and could be in the list if I did it again in a month.
Back in Black - AC/DC
Hold me Down - You Me At Six
Bat out of Hell - Meatloaf
Nevermind - Nirvana
Hot Fuss - The Killers
Machiavelli and the Four Seasons - TISM


In no particular order:

Pearl Jam - Vitalogy
The Beatles - White Album
Rolling Stones - Exile on Main Street
Spiderbait - Ivy and the Big Apples
Grinspoon - Guide to Better Living
Led Zeppellin - Physical Graffiti
Nirvana - Unplugged in New York
Powderfinger - Internationalist
Soundgarden - Badmotorfinger
The Coral - Coral Island
RHCP - Stadium Arcadium
Silverchair - Young Modern
Kiss - Kiss Alive
Beastie Boys - Paul’s Boutique
Neil Young - Mirrorball
REM - Automatic for the People
Tom Petty - Wildflowers
Tool - Lateralus
Queens of the Stone Age - Songs for the Deaf
Radiohead - In Rainbows
Audioslave - Audioslave
The Darkness - Permission to Land
You Am I - Hourly Daily
Paul Simon - Graceland
The War on Drugs - Lost in the Dream
The Who - Live at Leeds
Moby - Play
Fleetwood Mac - Rumours
Kings of Leon - Aha Shake Heartbreak

Black Sabbath - Master of Reality
FNM - Angel Dust
(The first cassette/album that I ever had. Wore out from overplay)
Kinks - Village Green Preservation Society
Warren Zevon - s/t I think…the one with Desperadoes Under the Eaves
Gene Clark - No Other
Aphex Twin - Richard D. James Album
Dylan - Blood on the Tracks
Neil Young - On the Beach
XTC - Apple Venus 1 (on par with about 4 of their others)
Roxy Music - Siren (again, a raffle)
Ween - Pure Guava
Leonard Cohen - Songs of (really could be any of the first 4)
Mr Bungle - Disco Volante
Richard & Linda Thompson - Shoot out the lights & I want to see the bright lights & Pour Down like silver (too different to listen to with the same ear)
Syd Barrett - Madcap Laughs & Barrett (just because my tastes can get a little too serious at times)