Essential albums of the last four decades

Discussion in 'Recordings [BG]' started by the-lizard-king, Oct 14, 2001.

  1. Cast your votes!
    Inspired by all those magazines who make lists of the best albums of all time (which I usually disagree with), what do you think are the three most important albums of each of the past four decades?
    Heres mine:

    Sgt Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band - The Beatles
    Highway 61 Revisited - Bob Dylan
    The Doors - The Doors

    The Wall - Pink Floyd
    II - Led Zepplin
    Exile On Main Street- Rolling Stones

    Eighties (this will be a hard one)
    Pink Floyd - A Momentary Lapse Of Reason
    Full Moon Fever - Tom Petty
    Thriller - Micheal Jackson

    OK Computer - Radiohead
    Nevermind - Nirvana
    Ten - Pearl Jam

    Zeros (so far)
    Binaural - Pearl Jam
    Amnesiac - Radiohead
    Lateralus - Tool
  2. Blackbird

    Blackbird Supporting Member

    Mar 18, 2000
    Moved to Recordings for obvious reasons.
  3. yowza, this could be a big thread, so let's only list albums that haven't been mentioned already.

    hendrix - electric ladyland
    the velvet underground and nico
    dylan - blonde on blonde

    marvin gaye - what's going on
    santana - lotus
    the clash - london calling

    jane's addiction - nothing's shocking
    beastie boys - paul's boutique
    fugazi - 13 songs

    311 - grassroots
    rancid - ...and out come the wolves
    weezer - blue album (i like pinkerton more, but the blue album is more "essential")

    deftones - white pony
    radiohead - kid a
  4. i cant think of too much for the sixties, and not much for 70s either....


    Sex Pistols - Nevermind the Bollocks
    Ramones - It's Alive


    Descendants - Milo goes to college
    Metallica - Master of Puppets
    Metallica - ...And Justice for all
    NOFX's cds from the 80s


    Blink 182 - Dude Ranch
    AFI - Answer that and Stay Fashionable
    Rancid - And Out come the wolves
    Anything by NOFX

    im just naming cds off the top of my head for the 90s......i didnt know what to put on there
  5. Aaron


    Jun 2, 2001
    Seattle, WA
    There are too damm many. Too many styles. too much music.
  6. Mike N

    Mike N Missing the old TB Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    Jan 28, 2001
    Spencerport, New York
    Of all the records mentined so far,I may own two of them.
  7. CaracasBass


    Jun 16, 2001
    Madrid, Spain
    Oh my..... this is really hard

    I´m just gonna add some from MY list:

    Are you experienced? -Jimy Hendrix Experience

    Paranoid- Black Sabbath

    Appetite for destruction - Guns n´ Roses

    King for a day....- Faith no more

    00´s progress....
  8. Aaron


    Jun 2, 2001
    Seattle, WA
    I own one album that was listed from the 70's or more recent. That is Led Zeppelin II, i only own it on vinyl now because my cd was stolen.
  9. melvin

    melvin Guest

    Apr 28, 2001
    I agree also
  10. Brendan


    Jun 18, 2000
    Portland, OR
    I don't care what VH1 says, Revolver was NOT the best album of Rock 'n Roll.
  11. Matthew West

    Matthew West Guest

    Sep 7, 2000
    Richmond, VA
    This is not just a list of favorite records, but ones that I think have been or will be truly influential on a broad scale:

    The Beatles - Revolver
    Beach Boys - Pet Sounds
    Velvet Underground - Velvet Underground & Nico
    Jimi Hendrix - Are You Experienced?
    Black Sabbath - Black Sabbath
    Rolling Stones - Exile on Main Street
    Iggy Pop - Lust for Life
    The Clash - London Calling
    The Stooges - Raw Power
    The Ramones - The Ramones
    Joy Division - Closer
    The Replacements - Let it Be
    Nirvana - Nevermind
    David Bowie - Ziggy Stardust
    Radiohead - OK Computer
    Radiohead - Kid A
    Marvin Gaye - What's Going On
    Bruce Springsteen - Born to Run
    Miles Davis - Bitches Brew
  12. Ari Schor

    Ari Schor

    Mar 3, 2000
    All Zeppelin, Hendrix, Doors, Floyd, Beatles, Blind Melon, Pearl Jam, Red Hot Chili Peppers, REM, The Who...
  13. LimoWreck909

    LimoWreck909 Guest

    Oct 5, 2001
    Abbey Road
    Blonde on Blonde
    Are you Experienced?

    Zeppelin II
    Dark Side of the Moon

    ...And Justice for All (Metallica)
    Remain in Light (Talking Heads)
    Nothing's Shocking (Jane's Addiction)

    Ok Computer (Radiohead)
    Aenima (Tool)
    Superunknown (Soundgarden)

    Amnesiac (Radiohead)
    Lateralus (Tool)
  14. Ari Schor

    Ari Schor

    Mar 3, 2000
  15. no, but its a very good one. definately one of the 60's essential albums. along with "free wheelin bob dylan"

  16. Definately. They are both great albums.
  17. Newsted


    Jun 24, 2001
    iron maiden(number of the beast)
    Metallica(...and justis for all)
    and the are the best (selling)discs this is the truth
    Metallica(Bluck album)
    Bruce dickinson(Acciden of Birth)
    and many more discs but this is the most known from all ppl
  18. pmkelly

    pmkelly Supporting Member

    Nov 28, 2000
    Kansas City, MO
    Here are so more to add to the list...

    Kings X: Gretchen goes to Nebraska
    Van Halen: 1984
    The Police: Synchronicity
    U2: The Joshua Tree

    I am too lazy to keep going....