100 Rock best albums (from the 50's to the 2000's)

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    This is not a classement, with rank or anything else, but just the list of the best rock albums, list written by a french journalist of the newspapper "Rock'n'Folk", Philippe Manoeuvre. Here are a little more than 100 albums, in chronological order.


    Elvis Presley - The Sun Sessions
    The Yardbirds - Having A Rave Up
    The Beach Boys - Pet Sounds
    Bob Dylan - Blonde on Blonde
    The Doors - The Doors
    The Velvet Underground - The VU and Nico
    The Beatles - Sgt Pepper's...
    Pink Floyd - The Piper at the Gates of Dawn
    Love - Forever Changes
    Jefferson Airplane - After Bathing at Baxter's
    The Band - Music From Big Pink
    Big Brother & The Holding Company - Cheap Thrills
    Jimi Hendrix - Electric Ladyland
    The Beatles - The Beatles (Double White Album)
    The Jeff Beck Group - Beck-Ola
    Johnny Cash - Live At San Quentin
    Blind Faith - Blind Faith
    King Crimson - In the Court of the Crimson King
    Led Zeppelin - II
    Frank Zappa - Hot Rats
    Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band - Trout Mask Replica
    MC5 - Back in the USA
    Deep Purple - In Rock
    Pretty Things - Parachute
    Amon Düül II - Yeti
    Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young - Déjà Vu
    The Stooges - Fun House
    James Brown - Sex Machine
    George Harrison - All Things Must Pass
    Derek And The Dominos - Derek and the Dominos
    Serge Gainsbourg - Histoire de Melody Nelson
    Can - Tago Mago
    The Doors - LA Woman
    The Rolling Stones - Sticky Fingers
    The Flammin' Groovies - Teenage Head
    Marvin Gaye - What's Going On
    The Allman Brothers Band - At Fillmore East
    The Who - Who's Next
    John Lennon - Imagine
    Led Zeppelin - IV
    Alice Cooper - Killer
    Sly And the Family Stone - There's A Riot Goin' On
    The Rolling Stones - Exile On Main Street
    Roxy Music - Roxy Music
    Hawkwind - Doremi Fasol Latido
    Santana - Caravanserai
    Pink Floyd - The Dark Side Of The Moon
    Todd Rundgren - A Wizard, A True Star
    Iggy & The Stooges - Raw Power
    Lou Reed - Berlin
    New York Dolls - New York Dolls
    David Bowie - Pin Ups
    Black Sabbath - Sabbath Bloody Sabbath
    Copperhead - Copperhead
    Lou Reed - Rock'n'Roll Animal * Lou Reed Live
    Robert Wyatt - Rock Bottom
    Big Star - Radio City
    Lynyrd Skynyrd - Pronounced Leh-nerd Skin-nerd
    Neil Young - Tonight's The Night
    Bruce Springsteen - Born To Run
    Patti Smith - Horses
    Aerosmith - Rocks
    Television - Marquee Moon
    The Clash - The Clash
    Bob Marley & the Wailers - Exodus
    The Jam - In The City
    Steely Dan - Aja
    The Heartbreakers - DTK LAMF
    The Sex Pistols - Never Mind the Bollocks
    Wire - Pink Flag
    Suicide - Suicide
    Elvis Costello - This Year's Model
    Kraftwerk - The Machine Man
    Funkadelic - One Nation Under A Groove
    Public Image Ltd - Public Image
    Motörhead - Overkill
    Micheal Jackson - Off the Wall
    Gang Of Four - Entertainment
    Ramones - End of the Century
    The Cramps - Songs the Lord Taught Us
    Diana Ross - Diana
    Joy Division - Closer
    AC/DC - Back in Black
    The Specials - More Specials
    The Cure - Pornography
    Prince - Sign 'O' The Times
    Guns N' Roses - Appetite For Destruction
    Pixies - Doolittle
    Sonic Youth - Goo
    Nirvana - Nevermind
    Rage Against The Machine - RATM
    The Black Crowes - The Southern Harmony and Musical Companion
    Jeff Buckley - Grace
    The Red Hot Chili Peppers - One Hot Minute
    Oasis - (What's the Story) Morning Glory ?
    Alice In Chains - Alice In Chains
    Radiohead - OK Computer
    Air - Moon Safari
    The Strookes - Is This It ?
    Queen Of The Stone Age - Songs for the Deaf
    The White Stripes - Elephant
    The Libertines - Up The Bracket


    For Myself, I'd have added The Kinks, Tool, Bad Religion, Rammstein. But there are lots of jewels in this list, and it can give motivation to enlarge our own albums collections or knowledges in Rock.
    With this list - extracted from a book written by Philippe Manoeuvre - I've discover a lot of great bands or albums.

    Enjoy ! ;)
     
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    Interesting list... not sure I think the White Stripes deserve to be up there, and Green Day isn't there at all ... and I definitely don't think The Yardbirds or The Doors come before Born To Run or Who's Next... but certainly good stuff.
     
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    Got to add Weezer the blue album and stadium Arcadium red hot chili peppers
     
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    For the White Stripes, i'm not fan, so I agree with you. But the author put them here, because (it's his opinion) they bring something to Rock, somthing new.

    For the missing bands, there are a lot of course, everybody wants to add some bands or albums. Here agin, Philippe Manoeuvre said that it's HIS list, and of course not THE list.

    For Stadium Arcadium : the book was too old (2005). ;)
     
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    Megadeth - Everything up to Youthanasia

    There might be a RHCP album or two that belongs on the list, Stadium Arcadium ain't one of 'em :rolleyes:
     
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    what make you think so?
     
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    The 100 best? Of course it depends on who is compiling the list and by what criteria. Here's Rolling Stone's top 10 albums from their list of the top 500 albums of all time.

    1. Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, The Beatles
    2. Pet Sounds, The Beach Boys
    3. Revolver, The Beatles
    4. Highway 61 Revisited, Bob Dylan
    5. Rubber Soul, The Beatles
    6. What's Going On, Marvin Gaye
    7. Exile on Main St., The Rolling Stones
    8. London Calling, The Clash
    9. Blonde on Blonde, Bob Dylan
    10. The Beatles (The White Album), The Beatles

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rolling_Stone's_500_Greatest_Albums_of_All_Time

    Four Beatles albums in the top 10? It's personal opinion, but I think that only Sgt Pepper should be in the top 10. Pet Sounds should be there, and so should Hwy 61. Marvin Gaye top 10? I do not think so. Exile on Main Street was remarkable and its top 10 is ok with me. Never a big Clash fan; they would not have made my top 10. After subtracting five from the Rolling Stone top 10, I would add these albums: Allman Brothers - Live at the Filmore East, Grateful Dead - Live Dead, the Band - Music from Big Pink, Derek and the Dominos - Layla and Other Love Songs, and Bruce Springsteen - The Wild, the Innocent & the E Street Shuffle. The Who not in the top 10? How can I make a top 10 list that excludes Who's Next?
     
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    I actually like Californication and By The Way better than Stadium Arcadium. But... Snow is a brilliant song. Love it!
     
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    Meatloaf - Bat out of Hell
     
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    The source always struck me as unlikely, but that was quite an interesting piece of music. "Objects in the rear view mirror..."
     

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