Top Albums List: 25 – 1

TA DA! The end is here. The best albums of all time. Ever. Un- and In-arguably the best. If you’d like to argue with me please do so in the comment section. Tell me who I missed. Tell me which album you’d pick instead. Make fun of me for my musical taste. I can take it. As always, the youtube links for the album highlights are available as of today. Should they disappear please let me know. And make sure you see the other two parts of the list, linked below.

Top Albums 75 – 51

Top Albums 50 – 26

25. The Black Keys – Brothers (2010)

Album highlights: Howlin’ for You, Sinister Kid, Everlasting Light, Next Girl

24. Sufjan Stevens – Come On Feel The Illinoise! (2005)

Album highlights: John Wayne Gacy Jr., Chicago, Casimir Pulaski Day, They Are Night Zombies!! They Are Neighbors!! They Have Come Back from the Dead!! Ahhhh!

23. Janelle Monae – The ArchAndroid (Suites II and III) (2010)

Album highlights: Cold War, Tightrope, Come Alive (War of the Roses), Oh, Maker 

22. St. Vincent – Actor (2009)

Album highlights: The Party, Actor Out of Work, The Strangers, Marrow

21. Vampire Weekend – Contra (2010)

Album highlights: I Think Ur a Contra, Cousins, Holiday, Run

20. Bob Dylan – Blonde on Blonde (1966)

Album highlights: Just Like a Woman, Visions of Johanna, Stuck Inside of Mobile with the Memphis Blues Again, Sad Eyed Lady of the Lowlands

19. The Beatles – Let it Be (1970)

Album highlights: Let it Be, Dig a Pony, Get Back, I’ve Got a Feeling

18. The Black Keys – Rubber Factory (2004)

Album highlights: 10 A.M. Automatic, Girl Is On My Mind, Grown So Ugly, When the Lights Go Out

17. The White Stripes – Elephant (2003)

Album highlights: Seven Nation Army, It’s True That We Love One Another, I Just Don’t Know What to Do with Myself, Girl, You Have No Faith in Medicine

16. Spoon – Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga (2007)

Album highlights: You Got Yr. Cherry Bomb, The Underdog, Rhthm & Soul, Don’t Make Me a Target

15. Radiohead – In Rainbows (2007)

Album highlights: Jigsaw Falling into Place, Videotape, Faust Arp, 15 Step, Reckoner

14. The Kinks – Lola versus Powerman and the Moneygoround, Pt. 1 (1970)

Album highlights: Lola, Strangers, This Time Tomorrow, Got to Be Free

13. The Arcade Fire – Funeral (2004)

Album highlights: Wake Up, Neighborhood #1 (Tunnels), Haiti, Neighborhood #2 (Laika)

12. Phoenix – Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix (2009)

Album highlights: 1901, Rome, Lisztomania, Fences, Armistice

11. The Beatles – The White Album (1968)

Album highlights: While My Guitar Gently Weeps, Blackbird, I’m So Tired, Helter Skelter, Revolution 1, Everybody’s Got Something to Hide Except Me and My Monkey

10. The Flaming Lips – Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots (2002)

Album highlights: Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots, Pt 1, Do You Realize??, Fight Test, Ego Tripping at the Gates of Hell

9. TV On The Radio – Dear Science (2008)

Album highlights: Dancing Choose, Family Tree, Golden Age, Shout Me Out, DLZ

8. The Decemberists – Picaresque (2005)

Album highlights: Of Angels and Angles, The Sporting Life, On the Bus Mall, The Infanta, The Mariner’s Revenge Song

7. Gnarls Barkley – St. Elsewhere (2006)

Album highlights: Crazy, Who Cares?, Just a Thought, Smiley Faces, Gone Daddy Gone, The Boogie Monster

6. St. Vincent – Marry Me (2007)

Album highlights: Paris Is Burning, What Me Worry?, Marry Me, Landmines, Your Lips Are Red

5. LCD Soundsystem – This is Happening (2010)

Album highlights: Dance Yrself Clean, Drunk Girls, Home, You Wanted a Hit, I Can Change

4. The Decemberists – The Crane Wife (2006)

Album highlights: Sons & Daughters, The Crane Wife 3, Shankill Butchers, O Valencia!, The Perfect Crime #2

3. The National – High Violet (2010)

Album highlights: Bloodbuzz Ohio, Runaway, Lemonworld, Sorrow, Conversation 16, Vanderlyle Crybaby Geeks

2. The Beatles – Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band (1967)

Album highlights: A Day in the Life, When I’m Sixty-Four, Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, Getting Better, With a Little Help from My Friends, Fixing a Hole

1. Bob Dylan – Highway 61 Revisited (1965)

Album highlights: Desolation Row, Like a Rolling Stone, Ballad of a Thin Man, It Takes a Lot to Laugh, It Takes a Train to Cry, Queen Jane Approximately, Highway 61 Revisited

7 thoughts on “Top Albums List: 25 – 1

    1. Indeed! Unlike the Shins overload from earlier, I have no qualms about the amount of Beatles, Bob Dylan, and Decemberists albums I have on this list.

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