Roy Stannard’s Top 150 Albums of all time


Grace  by Jeff Buckley - Arguably, the best album of all time.
Grace by Jeff Buckley – Arguably, the best album of all time.

OK you asked for it.

I don’t expect you to agree with me, but here they are – some of the best music ever produced on the windblown terraces of God’s own earth – Roy Stannard’s Top 150 Albums of all time.

1.          Jeff Buckley: Grace

2.          Van Morrison: Astral Weeks

3.          Carole King: Tapestry

4.          Led Zeppelin: II

5.          The Beatles: Revolver

6.          Jimi Hendrix: Electric Ladyland

7.          The Stone Roses: The Stone Roses

8.          Radiohead: OK Computer

9.          Rolling Stones: Sticky Fingers

10.        The Doors: The Doors

11.        Radiohead: The Bends

12.        Massive Attack: Blue Lines

13.        Patti Smith: Horses

14.        U2: The Joshua Tree

15.        The Beatles: The White Album

16.        The Smiths: The Smiths

17.        The Velvet Underground: The Velvet Underground & Nico

18.        John Lennon: Imagine

19.        Bob Marley: Exodus

20.        The Beatles: Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band

21.        The Clash: London Calling

22.        Steve Wonder: Songs in the key of life

23.        Simon & Garfunkel: Bridge over troubled waters

24.        Led Zeppelin: IV

25.        The Beatles: Abbey Road

26.        Bob Dylan: Blonde on Blonde

27.        Beach Boys: Pet Sounds

28.        Neil Young: After the Gold Rush

29.        Nirvana: Nevermind

30.        Bruce Springsteen: Born to Run

31.        Pink Floyd: Dark side of the moon

32.        Joni Mitchell: Blue

33.        Frank Sinatra: Songs for swingin’ lovers

34.        Love: Forever Changes

35.        Television: Marquee Moon

36.        John Coltrane: A love supreme

37.        Marvin Gaye: What’s going on

38.        Lou Reed: Transformer

39.        Bob Dylan: Highway 51 revisited

40.        The Who: Who’s Next

41.        Joy Division: Unknown Pleasures

42.        The Band: Music from Big Pink

43.        The Veils: The Runaway Found

44.        Nitin Sawney: Human

45.        Rod Stewart: Every picture tells a story

46.        The Aloof: Sinking

47.        Roy Buchanan: Roy Buchanan

48.        My Bloody Valentine: Loveless

49.        Oasis: Definitely Maybe

50.        Fleet Foxes: Fleet Foxes

51.        Sex Pistols: Never mind the bollocks

52.        The Rolling Stones: Let it bleed

53.        Muse: Origins of Symmetry

54.        The Rolling Stones: Exile on Main Street

55.        David Bowie: Hunky Dory

56.        Talk Talk – Spirit of Eden

57.        Jimi Hendrix: Are you experienced?

58.        REM: Automatic for the people

59.        John Martyn: Solid Air

60.        The Jam: Sound Effects

61.        Manic Street Preachers: Everything must go

62.        Mercury Rev: Deserters Songs

63.        Amy Winehouse: Back to Black

64.        Otis Redding: Otis Blue

65.        New Order: Power, Corruption & Lies

66.        Bjork: Debut

67.        The Killers: Hot Fuss

68.        Rolling Stones: Beggars Banquet

69.        Elvis Costello: My aim is true

70.        The Arcade Fire: Funeral

71.        The Verve: Urban Hymns

72.        Elbow: The seldom seen kid

73.        The Sound: From the lions mouth

74.        Crosby Stills & Nash: Crosby Stills & Nash

75.        British Sea Power: Do you like rock music?

76.        Echo & the Bunnymen: Ocean Rain

77.        Tim Hardin: Hang onto a dream

78.        Mew: Frenger

79.        Muse: Black Holes and Revelations

80.        Bob Dylan: Blood on the tracks

81.        Sigur Rós – Ágætis byrjun

82.        Teenage Fan Club: Grand Prix

83.        David Sylvian: Secrets of the Beehive

84.        The Dears: No Cities Left

85.        Doves: Lost Souls

86.        Young Disciples: Road to Freedom

87.        Adorable: Against Perfection

88.        A Tribe Called Quest: The low end theory

89.        Chicago: Chicago I

90.        Shack: HMS Fable

91.        Bloc Party: Silent Alarm

92.        Burning Spear: Marcus Garvey

93.        Specials: Specials

94.        James Taylor: Sweet Baby James

95.        Youssou N’dour: The Lion

96.        Elvis Costello: This years model

97.        The Ramones: Ramones

98.        Santana: Santana

99.        The Blue Nile: A walk across the rooftops

100.      PJ Harvey: Stories from the City, Stories for the sea 

101.      Sonic Youth Daydream Nation

102.      Neil Young: American stars ‘n bars

103.      Wilco: Being there

104.      The Bible: Graceland

105.      Glasvegas: Glasvegas

106.      America: America

107.      Cream: Fresh Cream

108.      The The: Soul  Mining

109.      Dusty Springfield: Dusty in Memphis

110.      Beverley Knight: Who I am

111.      Nick Drake: Five Leaves Left

112.      Lamb: Lamb

113.      Ash: 1977

114.      Coldplay: A rush of blood to the head

115.      Suicide: Suicide

116.      Underworld: Dubnobasswithmyheadman

117.      Lindisfarne: Fog on the Tyne

118.      Jellyfish: Bellybutton

119.      Easyworld: Kill the last romantic

120.      Leftfield: Leftism

121.      Deacon Blue: Raintown

122.      Pulp: Different Class

123.      Tracey Thorn: A distant shore

124.      Stereolab: Emperor Tomato Ketchup

125.      The Lemon Trees: Open Book

126.      I am Kloot: Play Moulah Rouge

127.      Wire Train: Ten women

128.      The Silencers: Letter from St Paul

129.      Fleetwood Mac: Rumours

130.      David Bowie: The rise and fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars

131.      The Band: The Band

132.      Aretha Franklin: Lady Soul

133.      Stevie Wonder: Talking Book

134.      Sly & the Family Stone: There’s a riot goin’ on

135.      Cream: Disraeli Gears

136.      Janis Joplin: Pearl

137.      The Stooges: Raw Power

138.      Joy Division: Closer

139.      Elton John: Yellow Brick Road

140.      Cat Stevens: Tea for the Tillerman

141.      The Smiths: The Queen is Dead

142.      Blood, Sweat & Tears: Child is father to the man

143.      Al Green: I’m still in love with you

144.      The Smiths: Meat is murder

145.      The Police: Ghost in the machine

146.      Dire Straits: Brothers in arms

147.      Mott the Hoople: Mott

148.      Miles Davis: Bitches Brew

149.      The Cure: Boys don’t cry

150.      ABC: The Lexicon of Love

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