My Favourite Albums

This is what we would call my favourite albums of all time. Anything on this list is quite worth buying.

It’s quite possible I forgot some things, and any ranking is interchangeable with most things up to 10 or 15 spots away, because ranking things is silly. But for some reason we love to do it anyway.

Expect it to be updated with some amount of frequency (last time was July 05)

1) U2: Achtung Baby
2) Massive Attack: Mezzanine
3) Radiohead: The Bends
4) Talk Talk: Spirit of Eden
5) Radiohead: OK Computer
6) U2: The Joshua Tree
7) Outkast: ATLiens
8) The Wrens: Meadowlands
9) Wilco: Yankee Hotel Foxtrot
10) Underworld: Dubnobasswithmyheadman
11) Air: Moon Safari
12) Vangelis: Blade Runner Soundtrack
13) Ted Leo/Pharmacists: Tyranny of Distance
14) Kruder and Dorfmeister: the K&D Sessions
15) Portishead: Dummy
16) The Decemberists: Castaways and Cutouts
17) The Shins: Chutes Too Narrow
18) Augie March: Strange Bird
19) Primal Scream: XTRMNTR
20) Doves: Last Broadcast
21) The Notwist: Neon Golden
22) Arcade Fire: Funeral
23) Red Hot Chili Peppers: By The Way
24) Royksopp: Melody A.M.
25) Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds: Let Love In
26) The Flaming Lips: Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots
27) Sigur Ros: Agaetis Byrjun
28) R.E.M.: Automatic for the People
29) U2: The Unforgettable Fire
30) Lamb: Lamb
31) The Flaming Lips: The Soft Bulletin
32) The Roots: Phrenology
33) Wilco: Summer Teeth
34) Outkast: Stankonia
35) Massive Attack: Blue Lines
36) Junior Boys: Last Exit
37) R.E.M.: New Adventures in Hi-Fi
38) Twine: Twine
39) Blackalicious: Blazing Arrow
40) Andrew Bird: The Mysterious Production of Eggs
41) Calexico: Feast of Wire
42) The Weakerthans: Left and Leaving
43) Spoon: Kill the Moonlight
44) Dusted: When We Were young
45) Massive Attack: Protection
46) Pulp: Different Class
47) Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds: Abbatoir Blues/Lyre of Orpheus
48) Bjork: Post
49) Radiohead: Kid A
50) The Dresden Dolls: The Dresden Dolls
51) Aim: Cold Water Music
52) Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds: The Boatman’s Call
53) The Decemberists: Her Majesty, The Decemberists
54) Aesop Rock: Labor Days
55) U2: Zooropa
56) The Delgados: Hate
57) Silver Mt. Zion: Born into Trouble as the Sparks Fly Upwards
58) A Camp (self-titled)
59) Menomena: I am the Fun Blame Monster
60) Adem: Homesongs
61) British Sea Power: The Decline of British Sea Power
62) The Who: London Calling
63) PJ Harvey: Is This Desire?
64) Lyrics Born: Later That Day
65) Neutral Milk Hotel: In The Aeroplane Over The Sea
66) Tom Waits: Rain Dogs
67) RJD2: Deadringer
68) Brian Wilson: Smile
69) Quannum: Spectrum
70) Amon Tobin: Bricolage
71) Orbital: In-Sides
72) Franz Ferdinand: Franz Ferdinand
73) Annie: Anniemal
74) The Decemberists: Picaresque
75) Moby: Play
76) The Pogues: If I Should Fall From Grace With God
77) Run Lola Run: Score
78) Of Montreal: Satanic Panic in the Attic
79) Air: Premiers Symptomes
80) Goldfrapp: Felt Mountain
81) Delerium: Karma
82) U2: War
83) John Vanderslice: Cellar Door
84) Moloko: Statues
85) Ada: Blondie
86) Amon Tobin: Supermodified
87) Outkast: Aquemini
88) El-P: Fantastic Damage
89) Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds: The Good Son
90) Elbow: Asleep in the Back
91) Espers: Espers
92) Lyrics Born: Later That Day
93) Wolf Parade: Apologies to Queen Mary
94) Primal Scream: Screamedelica
95) Dead Can Dance: Aion
96) Beth Orton: Central Reservation
97) Moxy Fruvous: Bargainville
98) The Insider: Score
99) Shpongle: Tales of the Inexpressible
100) Gladiator: Score
101) Bjork: Homogenic
102) Conjure One
103) At The Drive In: The Relationship of Command
104) Sufjan Stevens: Illinois
105) Basement Jaxx: Kish Kash
106) PJ Harvey: To Bring You My Love
107) Grandaddy: Sophtware Slump
108) Iron & Wine: Our Endless Numbered Days
109) Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds: Henry’s Dream
110) Ulrich Schnauss: A Strangely Isolated Place
111) Primal Scream: Vanishing Point
112) U2: Pop
113) The Go! Team: Thunder Lightning Strike
114) Bloc Party: Silent Alarm
115) Hybrid: Wide Angle
116) Prodigy: Music for the Jilted Generation
117) Modest Mouse: Good News for People who Love Bad News
118) The Constantines: Shine A Light
119) Prodigy: Fat of the Land
120) Broken Social Scene: You Forgot It In People
121) Cinematic Orchestra: Every Day
122) Elbow: Cast of Thousands
123) Delerium: Semantic Spaces
124) Bent: Programmed to Love
125) Dismemberment Plan: Change
126) M.I.A.: Arular
127) Badly Drawn Boy: Hour of the Bewilderbeast
128) Kanye West: The College Dropout
129) Nits: Da Da Da
130) Spoon: Gimme Fiction
131) Slowdive: Souvlaki
132) Josh Ritter: Hello Starling
133) St. Germain: Tourist
134) Four Tet: Rounds
135) Vitalic: OK Cowboy
136) M. Ward: The Transfiguration of Vincent
137) The Weakerthans: Fallow
138) Augie March: Sunset Studies
139) LCD Soundsystem: LCD Soundsystem
140) Moby: Everything You Know is Wrong
141) U2: Boy
142) Keren Ann: Not Going Anywhere
143) PJ Harvey: Stories from the City, Stories from the Sea
144) Smashing Pumpkins: Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness
145) Sigur Ros: ( )
146) Broadcast: Haha Sound
147) System of a Down: Mezmerize
148) Modest Mouse: The Moon and Antarctica
149) Apollo 440: Electro Glide in Blue
150) Mint Royale: On The Ropes
151) Loreena McKennit: The Visit
152) 13 & God
153) Jens Lekman: When I Said I Wanted to Be Your Dog
154) Delerium: Poem
155) Crime and the City Solution: Paradise Discotheque
156) Boards of Canada: Music Has A Right to Children
157) Antony and the Johnsons: I am a Bird Now
158) Sun Kil Moon: Ghosts of the Great Highway
159) The Album Leaf: In a Safe Place
160) Cocorosie: La Maison de mon Reve

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