MTV Greatest

MTV UK are running a promotion to find the MTV’s Greatest Album Ever and have asked us to post the covers here for the promotion. Mind you this is based on the actual music content not the cover art as there are some sorry examples for covers in here. It’s interesting the top albums picked (by a jury within MTV) as some are classics while others just a few years old.

MTV Base, MTV Two and VH1 selected 100 albums each; then motormouths Trevor Nelson (MTV Base), Zane Lowe (MTV Two) and Edith Bowman (VH1) discussed the merits of each album in a bid to select the 10 best rock, urban and pop offerings from across the globe.

I do find it interesting many of these are self titled albums, which goes to show most bands have all their good ideas for the first album or it’s the album that people first hear and then only treuly great bands follow up time and time again and get better.

Only 2 albums were previous featured here on Sleevage. Read on to see the short list. In no particular order.

Nirvana: Nevermind
NIRVANA − NEVERMIND
Originally posted here

Second cover option
GUNS ‘N’ ROSES − APPETITE FOR DESTRUCTION
Originally posted here

RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE
RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE: RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE.
I have wanted to feature this one for a while as the story behind the “Burning Monk” photo is as interesting as the album. This is a crop of the photo below which won Malcolm Browne the 1963 World Press Photo of the Year.

Burning Monk

MARY J BLIGE − WHAT’S THE 411?
MARY J BLIGE − WHAT’S THE 411?
Hey Mary, the 411 is your album cover sucks.

RADIOHEAD − OK COMPUTER
RADIOHEAD − OK COMPUTER.
The album cover is OK and done on the computer.

AMY WINEHOUSE − BACK TO BLACK
AMY WINEHOUSE − BACK TO BLACK
They wanted us to feature this cover and I said No No No

ARCTIC MONKEYS − WHATEVER PEOPLE SAY I AM, THAT’S WHAT I’M NOT
ARCTIC MONKEYS − WHATEVER PEOPLE SAY I AM, THAT’S WHAT I’M NOT
This cover caused a stir as it promoted smoking. The guy in the photo was the bands friend and he ended up getting shafted for the use of the photo once the band broke out with this album.

CRAIG DAVID − BORN TO DO IT
CRAIG DAVID − BORN TO DO IT
Do what exactly, we haven’t found out.

DIZZEE RASCAL − BOY IN DA CORNER
DIZZEE RASCAL − BOY IN DA CORNER
Dizzee is terrible at hide and seek.

USHER − 8701
USHER − 8701
The only thing mildly interesting about this cover is the name of the album refers to the album’s release date of August 7, 2001 and because of the years he’s been in his career (1987 to 2001).

EMINEM − THE MARSHALL MATHERS LP
EMINEM − THE MARSHALL MATHERS LP
Too much subtext in the photo

HUMAN LEAGUE − DARE
HUMAN LEAGUE − DARE
I dare you to get this tattooed on your back.

JAY-Z − THE BLUEPRINT
JAY-Z − THE BLUEPRINT
Talking about the blueprint for his 300ft yacht

KANYE WEST − THE COLLEGE DROPOUT
KANYE WEST − THE COLLEGE DROPOUT
Kayne is annoyed his album is posted under Jay-Z’s. “It cost a million dollars mofo!”

LAURYN HILL − THE MISEDUCATION OF LAURYN HILL
LAURYN HILL − THE MISEDUCATION OF LAURYN HILL
Can’t think of anything funny to put here.

MICHAEL JACKSON − THRILLER
MICHAEL JACKSON − THRILLER
As cliche as it sounds this was my first record I ever owned. I still know all the lyrics to Thriller even the voice over guy parts!

Check out the 25th anniversary cover.

MICHAEL JACKSON − THRILLER 25th

OASIS − (WHAT’S THE STORY) MORNING GLORY?
OASIS − (WHAT’S THE STORY) MORNING GLORY?
The album that made women around the world ask “what’s a morning glory?”

OASIS − DEFINITELY MAYBE
OASIS − DEFINITELY MAYBE
Another album cover done on the cheap at the last minute? Definitely maybe

PIXIES − DOOLITTLE
PIXIES − DOOLITTLE
The Wiki page mentions that this was the first album where the band photographer Simon Larbalestier and Vaughan Oliver had access to the lyrics earlier. Poor Simon isn’t cool enough to have a Wiki page for himself.

PRINCE AND THE REVOLUTION − PURPLE RAIN
PRINCE AND THE REVOLUTION − PURPLE RAIN
Prince: “You know what would look pretty on this cover?…. some flowers”
Designer: “Seriously?”
Prince: “Seriously!”

REM − AUTOMATIC FOR THE PEOPLE
REM − AUTOMATIC FOR THE PEOPLE
From Wikipedia: The photograph shows a star ornament that was part of the sign for the Sinbad Motel on Biscayne Boulevard in Miami, near Criteria Studios, where the bulk of the album was recorded. The motel is still there, but the star is gone. The slanted support where it was once attached is still there on the roof of the Sinbad.

I wonder who has that star now?

THE NOTORIOUS B.I.G. − READY TO DIE
THE NOTORIOUS B.I.G. − READY TO DIE
Wow The Notorious B.I.G started young!

THE SMITHS − THE SMITHS
THE SMITHS − THE SMITHS
World’s most linked sentence: The sleeve was designed by Morrissey. It features American actor Joe Dallesandro in a cropped still from Andy Warhol‘s 1968 film Flesh.

THE SMITHS − THE QUEEN IS DEAD
THE SMITHS − THE QUEEN IS DEAD
The album cover of The Queen Is Dead, designed by Morrissey, features Alain Delon from the 1964 film L’Insoumis.

THE STONE ROSES − THE STONE ROSES
THE STONE ROSES − THE STONE ROSES
An interesting story behind this piece of art from Wikipedia

As with most Stone Roses releases, the cover displays a work by John Squire. It is a Jackson Pollock-influenced piece titled “Bye Bye Badman”, which makes reference to the May 1968 riots in Paris.

The cover was named by Q magazine as one of “The 100 Best Covers of All Time”. In the accompanying article, Squire said: “Ian had met this French man when he was hitching around Europe, this bloke had been in the riots, and he told Ian how lemons had been used as an antidote to tear gas. Then there was the documentary – a great shot at the start of a guy throwing stones at the police. I really liked his attitude.” This story was also the inspiration for the lyrics to the song of the same name.

I find it interesting the lemon became a sort of icon for them.

U2 − THE JOSHUA TREE
U2 − THE JOSHUA TREE
For some reason when I hear the words Joshua Tree I think of Dolf Lundgren

The tree that featured in the album died in 2000 :(
2 degrees of separation: The photographer who provided the shots for the album Anton Corbijn was the director of Control the story of Ian Curtis from Joy Division.

THE STROKES − IS THIS IT
THE STROKES − IS THIS IT
This is another cover we have wanted to feature. It reminds me of Smell the Glove from Spinal Tap. It’s the most sexually charged cover since Ween’s Chocolate and Cheese.

Here’s a video of the model explaining the story behind the photo. Posted by Goldenfiddle which is an awesome blog.


Is This It from Goldenfiddle on Vimeo.

What is the USA get? Well they must be fearful of a sexy butt as they got this pile of poop.

THE STROKES − IS THIS IT

I wonder what different albums would have been chosen by the MTV USA or MTV Australia and MTV Asia crew. I doubt two Oasis albums would have made this list on any of the others. I feel lists like this are always made to stir up conversation. I’d be interested in hearing what everyone thinks of this list.

Update:

I realised I didn’t post my best album ever list. Rather than pick one I’ll choose 5 that changed the way I listen to music and still play today. All these have good covers too! If only MTV let me pick the albums!

1: Tool: Ænema

Tool - Aenima

2: Sepultura Chaos A.D

Supultura - Chaos AD

3: Beck: O delay

Beck: Odelay

4: Justice: Cross

Justice: Cross †

5: Menomena: Friend and Foe

Menomena: Friend and Foe

6: Beastie Boys: Ill Communication

Beastie Boys: Ill Communication

7: Boards of Canada: Music has the Right to Children

BOC Music head Right to Children

I still remember the first time I hear this CD playing.

7: Michael Jackson: Thriller

I gotta throw in a classic

8: Regurgitator: Tu Plang

Regurgitator: Tu Plang

9: Amon Tobin: Permutation

Amon Tobin: Permutation

10: Smashing Pumpkins: Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness

Smashing Pumpkins: Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness

Phew well that’s my list so now I’ve bared my soul add your top 10 albums in the comments. And yes I consumed the most music during the 90s.

MTV: Greatest Album Ever

MTV Greatest

MTV UK are running a promotion to find the MTV’s Greatest Album Ever and have asked us to post the covers here for the promotion. Mind you this is based on the actual music content not the cover art as there are some sorry examples for covers in here. It’s interesting the top albums picked (by a jury within MTV) as some are classics while others just a few years old.

MTV Base, MTV Two and VH1 selected 100 albums each; then motormouths Trevor Nelson (MTV Base), Zane Lowe (MTV Two) and Edith Bowman (VH1) discussed the merits of each album in a bid to select the 10 best rock, urban and pop offerings from across the globe.

I do find it interesting many of these are self titled albums, which goes to show most bands have all their good ideas for the first album or it’s the album that people first hear and then only treuly great bands follow up time and time again and get better.

Only 2 albums were previous featured here on Sleevage. Read on to see the short list. In no particular order.

Nirvana: Nevermind
NIRVANA − NEVERMIND
Originally posted here

Second cover option
GUNS ‘N’ ROSES − APPETITE FOR DESTRUCTION
Originally posted here

RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE
RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE: RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE.
I have wanted to feature this one for a while as the story behind the “Burning Monk” photo is as interesting as the album. This is a crop of the photo below which won Malcolm Browne the 1963 World Press Photo of the Year.

Burning Monk

MARY J BLIGE − WHAT’S THE 411?
MARY J BLIGE − WHAT’S THE 411?
Hey Mary, the 411 is your album cover sucks.

RADIOHEAD − OK COMPUTER
RADIOHEAD − OK COMPUTER.
The album cover is OK and done on the computer.

AMY WINEHOUSE − BACK TO BLACK
AMY WINEHOUSE − BACK TO BLACK
They wanted us to feature this cover and I said No No No

ARCTIC MONKEYS − WHATEVER PEOPLE SAY I AM, THAT’S WHAT I’M NOT
ARCTIC MONKEYS − WHATEVER PEOPLE SAY I AM, THAT’S WHAT I’M NOT
This cover caused a stir as it promoted smoking. The guy in the photo was the bands friend and he ended up getting shafted for the use of the photo once the band broke out with this album.

CRAIG DAVID − BORN TO DO IT
CRAIG DAVID − BORN TO DO IT
Do what exactly, we haven’t found out.

DIZZEE RASCAL − BOY IN DA CORNER
DIZZEE RASCAL − BOY IN DA CORNER
Dizzee is terrible at hide and seek.

USHER − 8701
USHER − 8701
The only thing mildly interesting about this cover is the name of the album refers to the album’s release date of August 7, 2001 and because of the years he’s been in his career (1987 to 2001).

EMINEM − THE MARSHALL MATHERS LP
EMINEM − THE MARSHALL MATHERS LP
Too much subtext in the photo

HUMAN LEAGUE − DARE
HUMAN LEAGUE − DARE
I dare you to get this tattooed on your back.

JAY-Z − THE BLUEPRINT
JAY-Z − THE BLUEPRINT
Talking about the blueprint for his 300ft yacht

KANYE WEST − THE COLLEGE DROPOUT
KANYE WEST − THE COLLEGE DROPOUT
Kayne is annoyed his album is posted under Jay-Z’s. “It cost a million dollars mofo!”

LAURYN HILL − THE MISEDUCATION OF LAURYN HILL
LAURYN HILL − THE MISEDUCATION OF LAURYN HILL
Can’t think of anything funny to put here.

MICHAEL JACKSON − THRILLER
MICHAEL JACKSON − THRILLER
As cliche as it sounds this was my first record I ever owned. I still know all the lyrics to Thriller even the voice over guy parts!

Check out the 25th anniversary cover.

MICHAEL JACKSON − THRILLER 25th

OASIS − (WHAT’S THE STORY) MORNING GLORY?
OASIS − (WHAT’S THE STORY) MORNING GLORY?
The album that made women around the world ask “what’s a morning glory?”

OASIS − DEFINITELY MAYBE
OASIS − DEFINITELY MAYBE
Another album cover done on the cheap at the last minute? Definitely maybe

PIXIES − DOOLITTLE
PIXIES − DOOLITTLE
The Wiki page mentions that this was the first album where the band photographer Simon Larbalestier and Vaughan Oliver had access to the lyrics earlier. Poor Simon isn’t cool enough to have a Wiki page for himself.

PRINCE AND THE REVOLUTION − PURPLE RAIN
PRINCE AND THE REVOLUTION − PURPLE RAIN
Prince: “You know what would look pretty on this cover?…. some flowers”
Designer: “Seriously?”
Prince: “Seriously!”

REM − AUTOMATIC FOR THE PEOPLE
REM − AUTOMATIC FOR THE PEOPLE
From Wikipedia: The photograph shows a star ornament that was part of the sign for the Sinbad Motel on Biscayne Boulevard in Miami, near Criteria Studios, where the bulk of the album was recorded. The motel is still there, but the star is gone. The slanted support where it was once attached is still there on the roof of the Sinbad.

I wonder who has that star now?

THE NOTORIOUS B.I.G. − READY TO DIE
THE NOTORIOUS B.I.G. − READY TO DIE
Wow The Notorious B.I.G started young!

THE SMITHS − THE SMITHS
THE SMITHS − THE SMITHS
World’s most linked sentence: The sleeve was designed by Morrissey. It features American actor Joe Dallesandro in a cropped still from Andy Warhol‘s 1968 film Flesh.

THE SMITHS − THE QUEEN IS DEAD
THE SMITHS − THE QUEEN IS DEAD
The album cover of The Queen Is Dead, designed by Morrissey, features Alain Delon from the 1964 film L’Insoumis.

THE STONE ROSES − THE STONE ROSES
THE STONE ROSES − THE STONE ROSES
An interesting story behind this piece of art from Wikipedia

As with most Stone Roses releases, the cover displays a work by John Squire. It is a Jackson Pollock-influenced piece titled “Bye Bye Badman”, which makes reference to the May 1968 riots in Paris.

The cover was named by Q magazine as one of “The 100 Best Covers of All Time”. In the accompanying article, Squire said: “Ian had met this French man when he was hitching around Europe, this bloke had been in the riots, and he told Ian how lemons had been used as an antidote to tear gas. Then there was the documentary – a great shot at the start of a guy throwing stones at the police. I really liked his attitude.” This story was also the inspiration for the lyrics to the song of the same name.

I find it interesting the lemon became a sort of icon for them.

U2 − THE JOSHUA TREE
U2 − THE JOSHUA TREE
For some reason when I hear the words Joshua Tree I think of Dolf Lundgren

The tree that featured in the album died in 2000 :(
2 degrees of separation: The photographer who provided the shots for the album Anton Corbijn was the director of Control the story of Ian Curtis from Joy Division.

THE STROKES − IS THIS IT
THE STROKES − IS THIS IT
This is another cover we have wanted to feature. It reminds me of Smell the Glove from Spinal Tap. It’s the most sexually charged cover since Ween’s Chocolate and Cheese.

Here’s a video of the model explaining the story behind the photo. Posted by Goldenfiddle which is an awesome blog.


Is This It from Goldenfiddle on Vimeo.

What is the USA get? Well they must be fearful of a sexy butt as they got this pile of poop.

THE STROKES − IS THIS IT

I wonder what different albums would have been chosen by the MTV USA or MTV Australia and MTV Asia crew. I doubt two Oasis albums would have made this list on any of the others. I feel lists like this are always made to stir up conversation. I’d be interested in hearing what everyone thinks of this list.

Update:

I realised I didn’t post my best album ever list. Rather than pick one I’ll choose 5 that changed the way I listen to music and still play today. All these have good covers too! If only MTV let me pick the albums!

1: Tool: Ænema

Tool - Aenima

2: Sepultura Chaos A.D

Supultura - Chaos AD

3: Beck: O delay

Beck: Odelay

4: Justice: Cross

Justice: Cross †

5: Menomena: Friend and Foe

Menomena: Friend and Foe

6: Beastie Boys: Ill Communication

Beastie Boys: Ill Communication

7: Boards of Canada: Music has the Right to Children

BOC Music head Right to Children

I still remember the first time I hear this CD playing.

7: Michael Jackson: Thriller

I gotta throw in a classic

8: Regurgitator: Tu Plang

Regurgitator: Tu Plang

9: Amon Tobin: Permutation

Amon Tobin: Permutation

10: Smashing Pumpkins: Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness

Smashing Pumpkins: Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness

Phew well that’s my list so now I’ve bared my soul add your top 10 albums in the comments. And yes I consumed the most music during the 90s.





47 Comments

  1. My Top 3 based on the music are Definitely Maybe, OK Computer & The Stone Roses…

    Stanley Donwood & the OK Computer artwork are amongst many reasons for me originally pursuing a career in art & design, so after all this time it still gets the thumbs up from me!

  2. Craig David. Hahaha…

    Instantly discredited list.

  3. What a terrible list.

    Craig David? Seriously?

    Nevermind isn't even Nirvana's best album and OK Computer probably isn't Radiohead's best, but this is MTV so as long as the books are balanced at the end of the month, everyone goes home happy.

  4. Please post your top 10 then

  5. I pooh pooh their list. Pshw.

    My top ten, in no particular order (born in 84, y'all)

    The Fall of Troy – Doppelganger (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SQkYNXWXRzk)

    Coheed & Cambria – In Keeping Secrets Of Silent Earth:3 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y96koKa2PSE)

    Say Anything – … Is A Real Boy (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cfptieWXEJA)

    Pendulum – Hold Your Colour (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ABqh9N-Mw5E)

    Atmosphere – God Loves Ugly (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gbEwHJX95QE)

    2many DJs – As Heard On Radio Soulwax Pt. 2 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2_Many_DJ%27s)

    Death From Above 1979 – You're a Woman, I'm A Machine (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4XyJMN14JSU)

    Michael Jackson – Off The Wall (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l9lq8oaK5Mw)

    Korn – Follow The Leader (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oHg5SJYRHA0)

    Big Bad Voodoo Daddy – Americana Deluxe (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o_sH04aRcGk)

  6. A few good albums here. Runs and Goses, Radiohead, the Human League, Purple Rain and Automatic for the People.

  7. Hold up have u listened to craig davids album,its easy to Criticise when u haven listened to it, he was the youngest uk artist to get to number 1 and if you liked that type of music youd appriciate how good it acctually is

  8. what about all eyez on me by 2pac, illmatic by nas, reasonable doubt by jay z, master of puppets by metallica, californication by the chillis and straight otta compton by n.w.a.? i mean who cares about craig david and dizzee rascal?! the blueprint has nothin on reasonable doubt by jay z! how can the smiths hav 2 albums on this wen metallica hav none! what the hell?!?!?!

  9. It's very UK centric to me

  10. WOW!!!! a competition were you get to pick somebody else`s choices of great music because apparently some music some artists are really more important than others some artists are actually Rock`n`Roll oh and MTV has a huge reputation to remain unbaised So pick whatever artists and cover that you want so long as its vetted by MTV first …OK my gripe is over errrrrr my pick is U2 but i dont know why [ the strokes album cover is nice though ]

  11. boards of canada – music has the right to children

    i love this album so much i dont even need to consider the other albums!
    couple of good covers though, and like the article said, quite a few average ones…

  12. Definitely Maybe is by far the best album on this list.

  13. wow! MTV proved again that completely sucks
    :(

  14. Thriller….duh.

  15. ure having a laugh what about 2pac all eyes on me.thats hip pop game chager album.it was this album that snowball to biggie ready 2 die and jay z bleu print.
    wake up guys

  16. too much UK stuff indeed…
    i'm ok with ratm/monkeys/radiohead though
    i miss : jimi hendrix – are you experienced? / qotsa – songs for the deaf / dr.dre – 2001

  17. 1. Siamese Dream, Smashing Pumpkins; 2. Funeral, Arcade Fire; 3. Sam's Town, The Killers; 4. Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness, Smashing Pumpkins; 5. OK Computer, Radiohead; 6. Weezer (1994) aka The Blue Album; 7. The Proximity Effect, Nada Surf; 8. Music, Madonna; 9. A Rush of Blood To The Head, Coldplay; 8. The Beatles [White Album]. (This is hard!)

  18. grace by jeff buckley is hands down the greatest album ever made

    the end.

  19. Michael Jackson – the best!!!!!

  20. dack side of the moon pink floyd should be listed the 2nd most selling album ever

  21. 1. The Flaming Lips – The Soft Bulletin
    2. Beck – Odelay
    3. J Dilla – Donuts
    4. Pixies – Doolittle
    5. David Bowie – Low
    6. The Who – Tommy
    7. Gang of Four – Entertainment!
    8. Radiohead – OK Computer
    9. My Bloody Valentine – Loveless
    10. Fleet Foxes – Fleet Foxes
    11. Sonic Youth – Daydream Nation
    12. Liz Phair – Exile in Guyville
    13. The Beatles – The Beatles (White Album)
    14. Sex Pistols – Never Mind the Bollocks, Here's the Sex Pistols
    15. The Clash – London Calling
    16. Beastie Boys – Paul's Boutique
    17. Joy Division – Closer
    18. Pink Floyd – The Dark Side of the Moon
    19. The Beatles – Abbey Road
    20. R.E.M. – Murmur

  22. hey top 10 only!!!! just kidding interesting list

  23. What a pathetic selection of albums. So if you like Rock music (by which I mean REAL rock music) the only choices you can make are Guns n Roses or not vote.
    During the last 25 or so years that MTV has been around there has been some really great music but I see almost nothing here I could call great, I mean Craig David??? What the hell? And of course someone managed to shoehorn Nervana in again (YAWN) get a grip Grunge died it never really got off the ground anyway and all it managed to do was mess up the whole music scene.
    At least it won't be some lame cookie cutter reality tv show X factor gameshow type winner (thank god).
    I would like to see real talent and showmanship return to music and I mean all types of music not just Rock, although Rock has lost its way more than most other music.
    I would like to have seen Van Halen or Aerosmith or Bon Jovi or Def Leppard or Dokken or any of the other great talents of 80's Rock but to just get G n'R (all be it a good album) is very disappointing and doesnt really represent that era Rock very well at all. I doubt I will vote.
    Oh and lets get something straight shall we 'Your only a rock star IF you write and perform rock music which does NOT include bands like oasis or coldplay'.
    Rant Over.

  24. Not everyone listen to rock music or whatever genre artists like Nirvana and music like it is. I love R&B and soul music so Prince, Craig David, Michael Jackson and Mary J. Blige top the list for me and I am wondering why artists like Musiq Soulchild aren't included. The list isn't going to seem fair because if you have a favorite genre and the list is topped by Nirvana than the list will seem wrong. I'm glad Craig David is in the top 10 and I'm made that the Marshall Mathers LP is higher than Illmatic.

  25. Thanks, man. I just can't help myself sometimes.

  26. have to agree with petri dish,s comment craig david i mean come on he can't even compare to most of these other artists

  27. have to agree with petri dish,s comment craig david i mean come on he can't even compare to most of these other artists

  28. 1. Back In Black – AC/DC
    2. Paranoid – Black Sabbath
    3. The Wall – Pink Floyd
    4. Are You Experienced? – Jimi Hendrix
    5. Siren Song Of The Counter Culture – Rise Against
    6. Ride The Lightning – Metallica
    7. Loveless – My Bloody Valentine
    8. In Utero – Nirvana
    9. Badmotorfinger – Soundgarden
    10. Antichrist Superstar – Marilyn Manson
    11. Suicidal Tendencies- Suicidal Tendencies
    12. Magical Mystery Tour – The Beatles
    13. The Number Of The Beast – Iron Maiden
    14. Weird Tales Of The Ramones – The Ramones
    15. The Sufferer & The Witness – Rise Against
    16. Blizzard Of Ozz – Ozzy Osbourne
    17. Pronounced Leh-nerd Skin-nerd – Lynyrd Skynyrd
    18. Bleed American – Jimmy Eat World
    19. Hotel California – The Eagles
    20. Discovery – Daft Punk

    that was fun. to that guy who was complaining about 80's metal not making the list, that's because 80's hair metal was not that great. GnR is great, but bands like dokken or slade were like hip-hop today, just a fad. Grunge didn't “mess up the music scene”, it was a movement, just like the 70's punk rebellion, and by the way, at a time when MTV Unplugged couldn't get any of your pansy hair metal bands to go on, Kurt Cobain showed up and blew it out of the water.

  29. 1. Back In Black – AC/DC
    2. Paranoid – Black Sabbath
    3. The Wall – Pink Floyd
    4. Are You Experienced? – Jimi Hendrix
    5. Siren Song Of The Counter Culture – Rise Against
    6. Ride The Lightning – Metallica
    7. Loveless – My Bloody Valentine
    8. In Utero – Nirvana
    9. Badmotorfinger – Soundgarden
    10. Antichrist Superstar – Marilyn Manson
    11. Suicidal Tendencies- Suicidal Tendencies
    12. Magical Mystery Tour – The Beatles
    13. The Number Of The Beast – Iron Maiden
    14. Weird Tales Of The Ramones – The Ramones
    15. The Sufferer & The Witness – Rise Against
    16. Blizzard Of Ozz – Ozzy Osbourne
    17. Pronounced Leh-nerd Skin-nerd – Lynyrd Skynyrd
    18. Bleed American – Jimmy Eat World
    19. Hotel California – The Eagles
    20. Discovery – Daft Punk

    that was fun. to that guy who was complaining about 80's metal not making the list, that's because 80's hair metal was not that great. GnR is great, but bands like dokken or slade were like hip-hop today, just a fad. Grunge didn't “mess up the music scene”, it was a movement, just like the 70's punk rebellion, and by the way, at a time when MTV Unplugged couldn't get any of your pansy hair metal bands to go on, Kurt Cobain showed up and blew it out of the water.

  30. hey I said top 10! haha

  31. hey I said top 10! haha

  32. This is what happens when you get Zane Lowe and Edith Bowman to answer a question remotely related to music.

    What a terrible list.

  33. This is what happens when you get Zane Lowe and Edith Bowman to answer a question remotely related to music.

    What a terrible list.

  34. Uhm. This site needs more updates. More writers? Contributors? Suggestions?

    Lets us know, people will help out.

    Great site!

  35. Uhm. This site needs more updates. More writers? Contributors? Suggestions?

    Lets us know, people will help out.

    Great site!

  36. We're working on pulling our finger out. Thanks for the patience

  37. We're working on pulling our finger out. Thanks for the patience

  38. 1. Sonic Youth – Daydream Nation
    2. The Magnetic Fields – 69 Love Songs
    3. Brian Eno – Ambient 1: Music For Airports
    4. Spiritualized – Lazer Guided Melodies
    5. The Cure – Disintegration
    6. Massive Attack – Mezzanine
    7. Guided By Voices – Bee Thousand
    8. Neutral Milk Hotel – In The Aeroplane Over The Sea
    9. Spiritualized – Ladies & Gentlemen, We Are Floating In Space
    10. The Dandy Warhols – Thirteen Tales From Urban Bohemia
    11. DJ Shadow – Endtroducing…
    12. Roddy Woomble – My Secret Is My Silence
    13. Aphex Twin – Selected Ambient Works 85-92
    14. Radiohead – Ok Computer
    15. PJ Harvey – Stories From The City…
    16. The KLF – Chill Out
    17. Idlewild – The Remote Part
    18. The White Stripes – Elephant
    19. Godspeed You! Black Emperor – Lift Yr. Skinny Fists Like Antennas To Heaven
    20. My Bloody Valentine – Loveless

  39. 1. Sonic Youth – Daydream Nation
    2. The Magnetic Fields – 69 Love Songs
    3. Brian Eno – Ambient 1: Music For Airports
    4. Spiritualized – Lazer Guided Melodies
    5. The Cure – Disintegration
    6. Massive Attack – Mezzanine
    7. Guided By Voices – Bee Thousand
    8. Neutral Milk Hotel – In The Aeroplane Over The Sea
    9. Spiritualized – Ladies & Gentlemen, We Are Floating In Space
    10. The Dandy Warhols – Thirteen Tales From Urban Bohemia
    11. DJ Shadow – Endtroducing…
    12. Roddy Woomble – My Secret Is My Silence
    13. Aphex Twin – Selected Ambient Works 85-92
    14. Radiohead – Ok Computer
    15. PJ Harvey – Stories From The City…
    16. The KLF – Chill Out
    17. Idlewild – The Remote Part
    18. The White Stripes – Elephant
    19. Godspeed You! Black Emperor – Lift Yr. Skinny Fists Like Antennas To Heaven
    20. My Bloody Valentine – Loveless

  40. Smashing Pumpkins *BOO*

  41. Smashing Pumpkins *BOO*

  42. i have watched a show called “Greatest album ever” in #MTV and it was really superb, later than i was googled it, and came across the covers

  43. i have watched a show called “Greatest album ever” in #MTV and it was really superb, later than i was googled it, and came across the covers

  44. i have watched a show called “Greatest album ever” in #MTV and it was really superb, later than i was googled it, and came across the covers

  45. 1. In The Wee Small Hours Of The Morning – Frank Sinatra
    1.5. The Hissing Of Summer Lawns – Joni Mitchell
    2. Imperial Bedroom – Elvis Costello and the Attractions
    3. I Want To See The Bright Lights Tonight – Richard and Linda Thompson
    4. Live At The Old Quarter, Houston, Texas – Townes Van Zandt
    5. Ingrediants In A Recipe For Soul – Ray Charles
    6. Rain Dogs – Tom Waits
    7. Sarah Vaughan Sings The Gershwin Songbook
    8. Ella Fitzgerald Sings The Duke Ellington Songbook
    8.5. Highway 61 Revisited – Bob Dylan
    9. All Things Must Pass – George Harrison
    9.5. In The Aeroplane Over The Sea – Neutral Milk Hotel
    10. Is A Woman – Lambchop

  46. 1. In The Wee Small Hours Of The Morning – Frank Sinatra
    1.5. The Hissing Of Summer Lawns – Joni Mitchell
    2. Imperial Bedroom – Elvis Costello and the Attractions
    3. I Want To See The Bright Lights Tonight – Richard and Linda Thompson
    4. Live At The Old Quarter, Houston, Texas – Townes Van Zandt
    5. Ingrediants In A Recipe For Soul – Ray Charles
    6. Rain Dogs – Tom Waits
    7. Sarah Vaughan Sings The Gershwin Songbook
    8. Ella Fitzgerald Sings The Duke Ellington Songbook
    8.5. Highway 61 Revisited – Bob Dylan
    9. All Things Must Pass – George Harrison
    9.5. In The Aeroplane Over The Sea – Neutral Milk Hotel
    10. Is A Woman – Lambchop

  47. Sorry, but I posted twice only by accident (third time to explain purposefully – oh yeah, and to add that Thriller really is an excellent album…the one by Lambchop of course; it's summary of the 80s is heard in the parody of Walking On Sunshine called Your F*#*in' Sunny Day.

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