Rock Hall Revisited/Projected Rankings

This is a continuation of the Rock Hall Revisited and Projected projects, which reshaped the Rock Hall inductions. The following discussion is an attempt to rank the inductees of those projects.

Rock Hall Revisited & Projected Inductees (Performers Only)

  1. The Beatles
  2. Elvis Presley
  3. The Rolling Stones
  4. Chuck Berry
  5. Bob Dylan
  6. The Beach Boys
  7. James Brown and the Famous Flames
  8. Led Zeppelin
  9. The Jimi Hendrix Experience
  10. Johnny Cash
  11. Pink Floyd
  12. Ray Charles
  13. Stevie Wonder
  14. The Who
  15. Aretha Franklin
  16. Michael Jackson
  17. Buddy Holly and the Crickets
  18. David Bowie
  19. The Clash
  20. Nirvana
  21. Bob Marley & The Wailers
  22. U2
  23. Sam Cooke
  24. Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band
  25. The Velvet Underground
  26. Queen
  27. Marvin Gaye
  28. Elton John
  29. Black Sabbath
  30. The Doors
  31. Little Richard
  32. Radiohead
  33. Neil Young
  34. The Kinks
  35. Prince
  36. R.E.M.
  37. Creedence Clearwater Revival
  38. Ramones
  39. The Supremes
  40. Kraftwerk
  41. Public Enemy
  42. The Temptations
  43. John Lennon
  44. Metallica
  45. Pearl Jam
  46. Jerry Lee Lewis
  47. Otis Redding
  48. Simon & Garfunkel
  49. Roy Orbison
  50. Bo Diddley
  51. Run-D.M.C.
  52. Sly & The Family Stone
  53. Fats Domino
  54. The Police
  55. Talking Heads
  56. Fleetwood Mac
  57. The Miracles with Smokey Robinson
  58. The Byrds
  59. Aerosmith
  60. Joy Division
  61. Madonna
  62. The Cure
  63. Jackie Wilson
  64. The Drifters
  65. B.B. King
  66. The Band
  67. Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers
  68. Janis Joplin and Big Brother and the Holding Company
  69. Deep Purple
  70. Elvis Costello & The Attractions
  71. The Everly Brothers
  72. T. Rex
  73. Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young
  74. Eddie Cochran
  75. Roxy Music
  76. Eagles
  77. Joni Mitchell
  78. Cream
  79. Jefferson Airplane
  80. The Allman Brothers Band
  81. Sex Pistols
  82. The Bee Gees
  83. The Stooges
  84. Van Halen
  85. Pixies
  86. Al Green
  87. The Smiths
  88. Van Morrison
  89. Smashing Pumpkins
  90. Billy Joel
  91. Beastie Boys
  92. Guns N' Roses
  93. AC/DC
  94. Santana
  95. Steely Dan
  96. Genesis
  97. The Grateful Dead
  98. The Animals
  99. Eric Clapton
  100. The Four Tops
  101. N.W.A
  102. Paul McCartney & Wings
  103. The Four Seasons
  104. Paul Simon
  105. Ike & Tina Turner
  106. Blondie
  107. Depeche Mode
  108. Parliament-Funkadelic
  109. Soundgarden
  110. Nine Inch Nails
  111. Eminem
  112. Rod Stewart
  113. Red Hot Chili Peppers
  114. Etta James
  115. Bill Haley & His Comets
  116. Alice Cooper
  117. Dusty Springfield
  118. Carl Perkins
  119. Electric Light Orchestra
  120. Lynyrd Skynyrd
  121. Rush
  122. Peter Gabriel
  123. White Stripes
  124. Beck
  125. Green Day
  126. ABBA
  127. Blur
  128. Frank Zappa & The Mothers of Invention
  129. The Cars
  130. The Jam
  131. Sonic Youth
  132. Earth, Wind & Fire
  133. Kate Bush
  134. Leonard Cohen
  135. Duran Duran
  136. Rage Against The Machine
  137. Ricky Nelson
  138. Judas Priest
  139. Curtis Mayfield
  140. New Order
  141. The Moody Blues
  142. The Yardbirds
  143. Donna Summer
  144. 2pac
  145. King Crimson
  146. Janet Jackson
  147. Yes
  148. Martha and the Vandellas
  149. ZZ Top
  150. Devo
  151. The Jackson Five
  152. KISS
  153. Outkast
  154. The Isley Brothers
  155. MC5
  156. James Taylor
  157. Alice In Chains
  158. George Harrison
  159. Björk
  160. The Zombies
  161. Dire Straits
  162. The Coasters
  1. Can
  2. Jethro Tull
  3. Sparks
  4. Jim Croce
  5. Iron Maiden
  6. Oasis
  7. LL Cool J
  8. Coldplay
  9. Foo Fighters
  10. Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band
  11. Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five
  12. Motörhead
  13. Big Star
  14. Emerson, Lake & Palmer
  15. Weezer
  16. New York Dolls
  17. Sam and Dave
  18. Cat Stevens (Yusuf Islam)
  19. Dion & The Belmonts
  20. Gram Parsons
  21. The Replacements
  22. Jay-Z
  23. Patti Smith Group
  24. Tool
  25. The Monkees
  26. Dick Dale
  27. Gene Vincent & His Blue Caps
  28. Bobby Darin
  29. Chicago
  30. The Mamas & The Papas
  31. Love
  32. Cheap Trick
  33. The Doobie Brothers
  34. Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble
  35. Chic
  36. The Spinners
  37. Wilson Pickett
  38. Massive Attack
  39. Gladys Knight & The Pips
  40. Tom Waits
  41. The Pretenders
  42. The Righteous Brothers
  43. Link Wray
  44. War
  45. Def Leppard
  46. Donovan
  47. The Shirelles
  48. The Ventures
  49. Heart
  50. Daft Punk
  51. Jackson Browne
  52. Eurythmics
  53. Notorious B.I.G.
  54. Traffic
  55. The B-52's
  56. Pavement
  57. The Hollies
  58. Daryl Hall & John Oates
  59. Peter, Paul & Mary
  60. Randy Newman
  61. Duane Eddy
  62. The Ronettes
  63. The Staple Singers
  64. Television
  65. The Stone Roses
  66. John Mellencamp
  67. Slayer
  68. Whitney Houston
  69. Jimmy Cliff
  70. Stone Temple Pilots
  71. Jane's Addiction
  72. INXS
  73. The Platters
  74. Isaac Hayes
  75. Megadeth
  76. Harry Nilsson
  77. The Buzzcocks
  78. Journey
  79. Thin Lizzy
  80. Black Flag
  81. Afrika Bambaataa
  82. Steppenwolf
  83. Wanda Jackson
  84. Bonnie Raitt
  85. Solomon Burke
  86. Procol Harum
  87. The Carpenters
  88. My Bloody Valentine
  89. Nick Drake
  90. "Weird Al" Yankovic
  91. Johnny Burnette & The Rock 'n' Roll Trio
  92. Bon Jovi
  93. Jan & Dean
  94. Steve Miller Band
  95. The Dave Clark Five
  96. The Dead Kennedys
  97. The Impressions
  98. Clyde McPhatter
  99. X
  100. Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds
  101. Brenda Lee
  102. Belle & Sebastian
  103. The O'Jays
  104. Buffalo Springfield
  105. Warren Zevon
  106. Lovin' Spoonful
  107. The Flaming Lips
  108. Ritchie Valens
  109. Neil Diamond
  110. Del Shannon
  111. Hüsker Dü
  112. The (Young) Rascals
  113. Eric B. & Rakim
  114. Ruth Brown
  115. The Marvelettes
  116. Wu-Tang Clan
  117. Jeff Beck
  118. Faith No More
  119. Frankie Lymon & The Teenagers
  120. Hank Ballard & The Midnighters
  121. Gene Pitney
  122. Scott Walker
  123. Connie Francis
  124. Lloyd Price
  125. Pantera
  126. The Specials
  127. LaVern Baker
  128. Barry White
  129. Little Anthony & the Imperials
  130. Missy Elliott
  131. Mary Wells
  132. XTC
  133. The Runaways
  134. The Flamingos
  135. Neu!
  136. Silver Apples
  137. Captain Beefheart
  138. Mötley Crüe
  139. Bad Company
  140. Lou Reed
  141. Linda Ronstadt
  142. Tommy James and the Shondells
  143. Carole King
  144. Bauhaus
  145. Ozzy Osbourne
  146. Suicide
  147. Siouxsie & The Banshees
  148. The Guess Who
  149. The Chemical Brothers
  150. Bill Withers
  151. Toots and the Maytals
  152. A Tribe Called Quest
  153. De La Soul
  154. PJ Harvey
  155. Pat Benatar
  156. Wilco
  157. The Offspring
  158. Fugazi
  159. Dave Matthews Band
  160. Bad Brains
  161. Paul Butterfield Blues Band
  162. Three Dog Night

Additional Ranked Performers

  1. Sweet
  2. The 13th Floor Elevators
  3. Gary Numan
  4. Iggy Pop
  5. Madness
  6. Fairport Convention
  7. Wire
  8. Cliff Richard & The Shadows
  9. Tangerine Dream
  10. Brian Wilson
  11. The Pogues
  12. Moby
  13. Gang of Four
  14. The Fall
  15. The Small Faces
  16. Hawkwind
  17. Throbbing Gristle
  18. Jacques Brel
  19. The Fugees/Lauryn Hill
  20. Ennio Morricone
  21. Tori Amos
  22. Human League
  23. No Doubt
  24. The Jesus and Mary Chain
  25. Pulp
  26. Elliott Smith
  27. Neutral Milk Hotel
  28. TLC
  29. Alanis Morissette
  30. The Flying Burrito Brothers
  31. Derek & The Dominos
  32. Little Feat
  33. Aphex Twin
  34. Renaissance
  35. Blue Oyster Cult
  36. Public Image Ltd.
  37. The Crystals
  38. Einsturzende Neubauten
  39. Boston
  40. Korn
  41. Echo and the Bunnymen
  42. Joe Jackson
  43. Sigur Ros
  44. Talk Talk
  45. Peter Tosh
  46. Nas
  47. The Sonics
  48. Ministry
  49. KMFDM
  50. Skinny Puppy
  51. Cocteau Twins
  52. Steve Earle
  53. Midnight Oil
  54. Garbage
  55. Dio
  56. Joe Cocker
  57. Billy Bragg
  58. Mary J Blige
  59. Chubby Checker
  60. The Misfits
  61. Petula Clark
  62. Diana Ross
  63. Modest Mouse
  64. Dinosaur Jr.
  65. Jeff Buckley
  66. Billy Idol
  67. Salt N Pepa
  68. Pet Shop Boys
  69. Tim Buckley
  70. Guided By Voices
  71. The Stranglers
  72. Tindersticks
  73. Yo La Tengo
  74. The Spencer Davis Group
  75. The Minutemen
  76. Poco
  77. Tears for Fears
  78. UFO
  79. Grant Lee Buffalo
  80. Supertramp
  81. Simple Minds
  82. Uriah Heep
  83. Snoop Dogg
  84. Blood Sweat & Tears
  85. Nico
  86. The Walker Brothers
  87. Mahavishnu Orchestra
  88. Jonathan Richman & The Modern Lovers
  1. Meat Puppets
  2. The Birthday Party
  3. Ben E. King
  4. The Verve
  5. Serge Gainsbourg
  6. Squeeze
  7. Underworld
  8. Phil Collins
  9. John Mayall
  10. Ultravox
  11. Phish
  12. Robyn Hitchcock
  13. Badfinger
  14. Muse
  15. The Move
  16. Kool and The Gang
  17. Foreigner
  18. Slade
  19. Sting
  20. Huey Lewis & The News
  21. The Dells
  22. Fiona Apple
  23. Danny and The Juniors
  24. Steve Winwood
  25. Buck Owens
  26. Olivia Newton-John
  27. Anthrax
  28. The Black Crowes
  29. System of a Down
  30. Cyndi Lauper
  31. Manfred Mann
  32. The Alan Parsons Project
  33. Ringo Starr
  34. Blue Cheer
  35. Manic Street Preachers
  36. Sinead O'Connor
  37. Lenny Kravitz
  38. Minor Threat
  39. Faces
  40. Happy Mondays
  41. Violent Femmes
  42. Tina Turner
  43. George Michael
  44. Cabaret Voltaire
  45. Anvil
  46. Sublime
  47. Dream Theater
  48. Portishead
  49. Arrested Development
  50. 10cc
  51. Barry Manilow
  52. Ted Nugent
  53. Rory Gallagher
  54. The Moonglows
  55. Soft Machine
  56. Primal Scream
  57. The Association
  58. Joe South
  59. Carly Simon
  60. Liz Phair
  61. Johnny Rivers
  62. The Might Be Giants
  63. The Monks
  64. Mission of Burma
  65. Styx
  66. Fatboy Slim
  67. David Sylvian/Japan
  68. The Tokens
  69. Suede
  70. Lucinda Williams
  71. The Damned
  72. Marianne Faithfull
  73. Crowded House
  74. Ian Dury and the Blockheads
  75. Faust
  76. The Turtles
  77. Wishbone Ash
  78. Mott the Hoople
  79. The Shangri-Las
  80. Gillian Welch
  81. Paul Revere & The Raiders
  82. Tricky
  83. Sleater-Kinney
  84. Them
  85. Living Colour
  86. Dionne Warwick
  87. The Troggs
  88. Nick Lowe

Non-Performers - Industry

  1. Ahmet Ertegun
  2. Berry Gordy, Jr.
  3. Leonard Chess
  4. Alan Freed
  5. Dick Clark
  6. Leo Fender
  7. Dr. Robert Moog
  8. Bill Graham
  9. Jim Stewart
  10. Wolfman Jack
  11. Russell Simmons
  12. David Geffen
  13. Don Cornelius
  14. Clive Davis
  15. Bernie Lowe
  16. Robert W. Pittman
  17. Tom Donahue
  18. Alan Lomax
  19. Nesuhi Ertegun
  20. Cosimo Matassa
  21. Brian Epstein
  22. Chris Blackwell
  23. Seymour Stein
  1. Jim Marshall (Marshall Amps)
  2. Mo Ostin
  3. Herb Alpert & Jerry Moss
  4. Lou Adler
  5. Lew Chudd
  6. Jann Wenner
  7. Paul Ackerman
  8. Frank Barsalona
  9. Tony Wilson
  10. DJ Kool Herc
  11. Hilly Kristal
  12. Jac Holzman
  13. Casey Kasem
  14. Malcolm McLaren
  15. Jim Marshall (photographer)
  16. Bob Geldof
  17. Joel Whitburn
  18. Ed Sullivan
  19. Lang, Roberts, Rosenman & Kornfeld
  20. Art Rupe
  21. Sylvia Robinson
  22. Lester Bangs
  23. Hipgnosis

Non-Performers - Songwriters

  1. Jerry Leiber & Mike Stoller
  2. Gerry Goffin & Carole King
  3. Holland-Dozier-Holland
  4. Otis Blackwell
  5. Doc Pomus
  6. Mort Shuman
  7. Ellie Greenwich and Jeff Barry
  8. Jesse Stone
  1. Barry Mann and Cynthia Weil
  2. Barrett Strong & Norman Whitfield
  3. Dave Bartholomew
  4. Allen Toussaint
  5. Laura Nyro
  6. Bernie Taupin
  7. Ashford & Simpson
  8. Burt Bacharach and Hal David

Non-Performers - Producers/Engineers

  1. Phil Spector
  2. Sam Phillips
  3. George Martin
  4. Tom Dowd
  5. Jerry Wexler
  6. Brian Eno
  7. John Hammond
  8. Quincy Jones
  9. Johnny Otis
  10. Lee "Scratch" Perry
  11. Giorgio Moroder
  12. Rick Rubin
  13. Gamble & Huff
  14. John Peel
  15. Dr. Dre
  1. Willie Mitchell
  2. Milt Gabler
  3. Daniel Lanois
  4. Ralph Bass
  5. Eddie Kramer
  6. Todd Rundgren
  7. Syd Nathan
  8. Robert "Mutt" Lange
  9. Timbaland
  10. Martin Hannett
  11. Ted Templeman
  12. Joe Meek
  13. Glyn Johns
  14. Thom Bell

Influences - Pre-Rock Era

  1. Robert Johnson
  2. Louis Jordan
  3. Hank Williams
  4. Woody Guthrie
  5. Lead Belly
  6. Les Paul
  7. T-Bone Walker
  8. Wynonie Harris
  9. Sister Rosetta Tharpe
  10. Jimmie Rodgers
  11. Louis Armstrong
  12. Jimmy Yancey
  13. Frank Sinatra
  14. Billie Holiday
  15. Bessie Smith
  16. Roy Brown
  17. The Weavers
  18. The Soul Stirrers
  19. Ma Rainey
  20. Mahalia Jackson
  21. Elmore James
  22. The Ravens
  23. Django Reinhardt
  24. Professor Longhair
  1. Charles Brown
  2. The Carter Family
  3. Bill Monroe
  4. Ella Fitzgerald
  5. Willie Dixon
  6. Dinah Washington
  7. Charlie Christian
  8. Big Mama Thornton
  9. Bob Wills & His Texas Playboys
  10. The Orioles
  11. Jelly Roll Morton
  12. The Ink Spots
  13. Duke Ellington
  14. Nat "King" Cole
  15. Cab Calloway
  16. Bing Crosby
  17. Blind Lemon Jefferson
  18. Sonny Boy Williamson II
  19. Mississippi John Hurt
  20. Scott Joplin
  21. W.C. Handy
  22. Eddie Lang
  23. The Mills Brothers

Influences - Rock Era

  1. Muddy Waters
  2. John Lee Hooker
  3. Howlin' Wolf
  4. Big Joe Turner
  5. Miles Davis
  6. Willie Nelson
  7. The Dominoes
  8. John Coltrane
  9. Jimmy Reed
  10. The Clovers
  11. Nina Simone
  12. Screamin' Jay Hawkins
  13. Patsy Cline
  14. Buddy Guy
  15. Albert King
  16. The Kingston Trio
  17. Freddie King
  18. Little Willie John
  19. Lightnin' Hopkins
  20. Merle Haggard
  21. The Four Freshmen
  22. The "5" Royales
  1. Herbie Hancock
  2. Bobby "Blue" Bland
  3. Gil Scott-Heron
  4. Joan Baez
  5. Chuck Willis
  6. Waylon Jennings
  7. Esther Phillips
  8. Fela Kuti
  9. Johnny Ace
  10. Ravi Shankar
  11. Crew Cuts
  12. Emmylou Harris
  13. George Jones
  14. Dolly Parton
  15. Buchanan & Goodman
  16. Jacques Brel
  17. Karlheinz Stockhausen
  18. Townes Van Zandt
  19. Pete Seeger
  20. John Cage
  21. Lonnie Donegan

Sidemen (Backing Groups)

  1. The Funk Brothers
  2. The Wrecking Crew
  3. Booker T. & The M.G.'s
  4. Muscle Shoals Rhythm Section
  5. The Jordanaires
  6. The Meters
  7. Jabo Starks & Clyde Stubblefield
  8. The Memphis Horns
  9. The Andantes
  1. The Bar-Kays
  2. Crazy Horse
  3. The Tennessee Three
  4. The Hi Rhythm Section
  5. The Cookies/Raelettes
  6. The Revolution
  7. Sly & Robbie
  8. The Sweet Inspirations
  9. The Love Unlimited Orchestra

Sidemen (Individuals)

  1. Hal Blaine
  2. Bill Black
  3. D.J. Fontana
  4. Earl Palmer
  5. James Burton
  6. Floyd Cramer
  7. Scotty Moore
  8. Chet Atkins
  9. Glen Campbell
  10. Bobby Womack
  11. King Curtis
  12. Steve Douglas
  13. Little Walter
  14. Dr. John
  15. Leon Russell
  16. Billy Preston
  17. Johnnie Johnson
  18. Nicky Hopkins
  19. Spooner Oldham
  20. Mickey "Guitar" Baker
  21. Darlene Love and the Blossoms
  22. Carol Kaye
  23. Ry Cooder
  24. Lee Allen
  25. Al Kooper
  26. Mick Ronson
  27. Maceo Parker
  28. Randy Rhoads
  29. Jimmy Nolen
  30. Bernard Purdie
  31. Carmine Appice
  32. Jackie Brenston
  33. Leland Sklar
  34. Sam "The Man" Taylor
  35. Louis Shelton
  36. Mike Bloomfield
  1. Richard Thompson
  2. Jim Keltner
  3. Robert Wyatt
  4. Charlie Daniels
  5. Steve Vai
  6. Del Casher
  7. Klaus Voormann
  8. Boots Randolph
  9. Huey "Piano" Smith
  10. Jim Horn
  11. Herb Hardesty
  12. Jeff "Skunk" Baxter
  13. Jesse Ed Davis
  14. Hubert Sumlin
  15. Rob Sabino
  16. Daryl Stuermer
  17. Bobby Keys
  18. John McLaughlin
  19. Jah Wobble
  20. Jeff Porcaro
  21. Kenny Aronoff
  22. Sheila E.
  23. Joe Satriani
  24. Jim Gordon
  25. Chris Spedding
  26. Gary Chester
  27. Pat Smear
  28. Paul Shaffer
  29. Eric Johnson
  30. Marc Benno
  31. Thomas Dolby
  32. Jack Nitzsche
  33. Philip Paul
  34. Fred Wesley
  35. Billy Cox / Buddy Miles
  36. Clarence Clemons

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Comments

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Darin- just to clarify, your idea would be for our personal picks for the Top 100 albums of all time, rather than a list of our 100 favorite albums, right?

My replacement nominations:

Cream - Fresh Cream (1966)
Ennio Morricone - The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (1966)
Fats Domino - This is Fats (1957)
Herb Alpert & The Tijuana Brass - Whipped Cream & Other Delights (1965)
Muddy Waters - Folk Singer (1964)
Phil Spector / Various Artists - A Christmas Gift For You From Phillies Records (1963)
Silver Apples - Silver Apples (1968)
The Beach Boys - Summer Days (And Summer Nights!!) (1965)
The Beach Boys - The Beach Boys Today! (1965)
The Kinks - Arthur (Or the Decline and Fall of the British Empire) (1969)
The Vince Guaraldi Trio - A Charlie Brown Christmas (1965)

Posted by AlexVoltaire on Friday, 05.27.16 @ 07:19am


Assuming that its "100 Greatest Albums" and not "Our 100 Favorite Albums," here's what my list would look like:

1. The Beatles - Abbey Road (1969)
2. Pink Floyd - Dark Side of the Moon (1973)
3. Marvin Gaye - What's Going On (1971)
4. Carole King - Tapestry (1971)
5. Nirvana - Nevermind (1991)
6. Michael Jackson - Thriller (1982)
7. Prince & the Revolution - Purple Rain (1984)
8. Fleetwood Mac - Rumours (1977)
9. Smashing Pumpkins - Mellon Collie And The Infinite Sadness (1995)
10. Joni Mitchell - Blue (1971)
11. The Who - Who's Next (1971)
12. The Zombies - Odessey And Oracle (1968)
13. The Beatles - Revolver [UK] (1966)
14. Bob Dylan - The Times They Are a-Changin' (1964)
15. Led Zeppelin - Untitled (Led Zeppelin IV/ZOSO) (1971)
16. U2 - The Joshua Tree (1987)
17. Simon & Garfunkel - Bridge Over Troubled Water (1970)
18. Janelle Monáe - The Electric Lady (2013)
19. Radiohead- OK Computer (1999)
20. Pink Floyd - The Wall (1979)
21. The Jimi Hendrix Experience - Are You Experienced (1967)
22. The Band - Music From Big Pink (1968)
23. Bon Iver - For Emma, Forever Ago (2007)
24. Curtis Mayfield - Superfly (1972)
25. Bob Dylan - Highway 61 Revisited (1965)
26. Mumford And Sons - Sigh No More (2009)
27. Chicago - Chicago Transit Authority (1969)
28. The Clash - London Calling (1979)
29. Public Enemy - It Takes A Nation Of Millions To Hold Us Back (1988)
30. David Bowie - The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From Mars (1972)
31. The Moody Blues - Days of Future Past (1967)
32. Alanis Morissette - Jagged Little Pill (1995)
33. Ray Charles - Modern Sounds in Country and Western Music (1962)
34. Adele - 21 (2011)
35. Kraftwerk - Autobahn (1974)
36. The Beatles - Sgt. Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band (1967)
37. Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young - Deja Vu (1970)
38. Green Day - American Idiot (2004)
39. Beyonce- Lemonade (2016)
40. Johnny Cash - Johnny Cash At Folsom Prison (1968)
41. Miles Davis - Bitches Brew (1970)
42. Guns N' Roses - Appetite For Destruction (1987)
43. Frank Sinatra - In The Wee Small Hours (1955)
44. The Beach Boys - Pet Sounds (1966)
45. Led Zeppelin - Led Zeppelin II (1969)
46. Lauryn Hill - The Miseducation Of Lauryn Hill (1998)
47. Jethro Tull - Aqualung (1971)
48. Ramones - Ramones (1976)
49. Bob Dylan - The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan (1963)
50. Oasis - (What's The Story) Morning Glory? (1995)
51. Brian Eno - Ambient 1: Music For Airports (1978)
52. Kate Bush - The Kick Inside (1978)
53. Bruce Springsteen - Born To Run (1975)
54. TLC - CrazySexyCool (1994)
55. Jay-Z - The Black Album (2003)
56. Queen - A Night At The Opera (1975)
57. The Beatles - Rubber Soul [UK] (1965)
58. Coldplay - A Rush Of Blood To The Head (2002)
59. The Police - Synchronicity (1983)
60. Parliament/Funkadelic - Mothership Connection (1975)
61. Lou Reed - Transformer (1972)
62. Green Day - Dookie (1994)
63. Bob Dylan - Bringing It All Back Home (1965)
64. Neil Young - Harvest (1972)
65. Metallica- The Black Album (1991)
66. The Flaming Lips - Yoshimi Battles The Pink Robots (2002)
67. The Rolling Stones - Sticky Fingers (1971)
68. Black Sabbath - Paranoid (1970)
69. Amy Winehouse - Back To Black (2006)
70. Peter Gabriel - So (1986)
71. Big Brother and the Holding Company - Cheap Thrills (1968)
72. De La Soul - 3 Feet High and Rising (1989)
73. Bee Gees & Various Artists - Saturday Night Fever: The Original Movie Sound Track (1977)
74. Elton John - Captain Fantastic and The Brown Dirt Cowboy (1975)
75. Jefferson Airplane - Surrealistic Pillow (1967)
76. Dan Fogelberg- The Innocent Age (1981)
77. The Smiths - The Queen is Dead (1986)
78. Pixies - Doolittle (1989)
79. James Brown - Live At The Apollo (1963)
80. James Taylor - Sweet Baby James (1970)
81. Linda Ronstadt - Heart Like a Wheel (1974)
82. Pearl Jam - Ten (1991)
83. Buddy Holly & The Crickets - The "Chirping" Crickets (1957)
84. Sufjan Stevens - Illinois (2005)
85. Cat Stevens - Tea For The Tillerman (1970)
86. Various Artists - O Brother, Where Art Thou? (2000)
87. Dusty Springfield - Dusty in Memphis (1969)
88. Big Star - #1 Record (1972)
89. The Pogues - If I Should Fall From Grace With God (1988)
90. Patti Smith - Horses (1975)
91. Dire Straits - Making Movies (1980)
92. They Might Be Giants - Flood (1990)
93. War - The World Is A Ghetto (1972)
94. Brandi Carlile- Bear Creek (2012)
95. Warren Zevon- Excitable Boy (1978)
96. John Coltrane - A Love Supreme (1965)
97. Fairport Convention - Liege and Lief (1969)
98. Dead Kennedys - Fresh Fruit For Rotting Vegetables (1980)
99. Mariah Carey- The Emancipation of Mimi (2005)
100. Gil Scott-Heron - Pieces of a Man (1971)

Posted by AlexVoltaire on Friday, 05.27.16 @ 10:06am


AlexVoltaire- I was a little vague about it. The intention is for it to be your personal top 100, your favorites weighted however you choose. It can be your 100 favorites in the order of your enjoyment or your favorite 100 weighted by importance or however you want to do it. There's no obligation to include any of the usual suspects unless they are genuinely among the top 100 albums in your world. Mine will likely have very little crossover with our group top 100 and most of the obligatory "titans" probably won't have albums meaningful enough to me on a personal level to make my top 100. You can approach this as if you, your taste, perspective, enjoyment, opinion and record collection are the only criteria that matter.

As for the 2/4/6 rule, it's something that I did in another group a few years back and at first a lot of people got a bit huffy about an artist quantity limit being put on their personal favorites list, but by the end everybody thought it turned out to be an interesting twist because most people have the instinct to top load the list with the bulk of their three or four favorite artists' discographies. It ended up causing people to consider the actual albums more than the artist themselves and most everybody ended up pretty happy with what they came up with. I think most of the regulars here can pull off a strong list even withing that one boundary.

I just thought it might be a nice breather for everybody to indulge themselves for a minute in the middle of our long group consensus project and the frustrations and annoyances that are inherent in that sort of thing. Also, we might identify some strong Album Project candidates or potential areas for genre votes.

Posted by DarinRG on Friday, 05.27.16 @ 22:10pm


Bill Haley & His Comets - Rock Around The Clock (1955)
Booker T. & The M.G.'s - Green Onions (1962)
Cream - Wheels Of Fire (1968)
Grateful Dead - Live/Dead (1969)
Miles Davis - Sketches of Spain (1960)
Muddy Waters - At Newport 1960 (1960)
Peter, Paul and Mary - Peter, Paul and Mary (1962)
Procol Harum - Procol Harum (1967)
Simon & Garfunkel - Parsley, Sage, Rosemary, And Thyme (1966)
The Beach Boys - The Beach Boys Today! (1965)
The Beatles - Magical Mystery Tour [US] (1967)
The Byrds - Sweetheart Of The Rodeo (1968)
The Kinks - Something Else By The Kinks (1967)


Sorry I missed the most recent tiebreaker for the pre-1970s ranking. I just started a new job that requires odd hours so it was hard trying to remember all these deadlines. I thought I had an extra night to cast a ballot, but it’s fine the way it turned out.

Posted by Nick on Saturday, 05.28.16 @ 09:26am


replacements:

Bob Dylan - Nashville Skyline (1969)
John Coltrane - Giant Steps (1960)
Peter, Paul and Mary - Peter, Paul and Mary (1962)
Ray Charles - Ray Charles (1957)

Posted by jtrichey on Sunday, 05.29.16 @ 00:44am


My top 100 favorite albums

1. Brian Wilson- Smile (2004)
2. Dennis Wilson- Pacific Ocean Blue (1977)
3. Animal Collective- Meriweather Post Pavilion (2009)
4. The Avalanches- Since I Left You (2000)
5. The Beach Boys- Sunflower (1970)
6. Orbital- In Sides (1996)
7. Basement Jaxx- Rooty (2001)
8. Disclosure- Settle (2013)
9. The Beach Boys- Pet Sounds (1966)
10. The Beatles- Abby Road (1969)
11. Elton John- Goodbye Yellow Brick Road (1973)
12. Depeche Mode- Violator (1990)
13. Carole King- Fantasy (1973)
14. Joe Jackson- Night and Day (1983)
15. Kate Bush- Never For Ever (1980)
16. Squeeze- East Side Story (1981)
17. The Beatles- Sgt. Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band (1967)
18. Pink Floyd- Dark Side of the Moon (1972)
19. Graham Parker & The Rumour- Squeezing Out Sparks (1979)
20. Chicago- Chicago Transit Authority (1969)
21. Kate Bush- Hounds of Love (1985)
22. Carole King- Tapestry (1971)
23. Bjork- Post (1995)
24. Elton John- Captain Fantastic and the Brown Dirt Cowboy (1975)
25. Marianne Faithfull- Broken English (1979)
26. Rickie Lee Jones- Pirates (1981)
27. Return to Forever- Romantic Warrior (1976)
28. Raspberries- Fresh (1972)
29. Harry Nilsson- Nilsson Schilsson (1971)
30. Carly Simon- No Secrets (1972)
31. The Cars- Candy-O (1979)
32. Todd Terjie- It's Album Time (2014)
33. Shoes- Tongue Twister (1981)
34. Prince- Dirty Mind (1980)
35. Saturday Night Fever Soundtrack (1977)
36. Dan Fogelberg- The Innocent Age (1981)
37. Raspberries- Raspberries (1972)
38. Tom Waits- Rain Dogs (1985)
39. Tori Amoes- Boys for Pele (1996)
40. The Tubes- Remote Control (1979)
41. Chilliwack- Wanna Be A Star (1981)
42. Nick Drake- Pink Moon (1972)
43. Wendy Carlos- Sonic Seasonings (1972)
44. Prince- 1999 (1982)
45. Rickie Lee Jones- Rickie Lee Jones (1979)
46. Patti Smith Group- Easter (1978)
47. Frou Frou- Details (2002)
48. Bjork- Debut (1993)
49. Laura Nyro- Smile (1975)
50. Kacey Musgraves- Same Trailer Different Park (2012)
51. Imogen Heap- Speak For Yourself (2005)
52. Queen- Night at the Opera (1975)
53. Queensryche- Operation: Mind Crime (1988)
54. Shoes- Present Tense (1979)
55. Big Star- #1 Record (1972)
56. Radiohead- OK Computer (1998)
57. Steely Dan- Aja (1977)
58. Madonna- Erotica (1992)
59. Kylie Minogue- Fever (2001)
60. Badfinger- Straight Up (1972)
61. Lucinda Williams- Car Wheels on a Gravel Road (1998)
62. Yes- Fragle (1971)
63. Jean Michel Jarre- Oxygene (1977)
64. Steely Dan- The Royal Scam (1976)
65. Boz Scaggs- Silk Degrees (1976)
66. Triumverat- Spartacus (1975)
67. Blood, Sweat and Tears- Child is The Father to the Man (1967)
68. Harry Nilsson- Ariel Ballet (1967)
69. Esquval- See It in Sound (1998)
70. Janet Jackson- The Velvet Rope (1998)
71. Les Baxter- Ritual of the Savage (1951)
72. Air- Moon Safari (1998)
73. The Verve- Urban Hymns (1997)
74. Tori Amoes- Under the Pink (1994)
75. Thank God It's Friday Soundtrack (1978)
76. Alanis Morissette- Jagged Little Pill (1995)
77. Tears for Fears- The Hurting (1982)
78. J Dilla- Dounuts (2006)
79. Amy Winehouse- Back to Black (2006)
80. Spoon- Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga (2007)
81. Depeche Mode- Ultra (1997)
82. Carole King- Music (1971)
83. Martin Denny- Exotica (1957)
84. Carly Simon- Boys in the Trees (1978)
85. Yes- Close to the Edge (1972)
86. Eric Dolphy- Out to Lunch (1964)
87. Joni Mitchell- Court and Spark (1974)
88. Depeche Mode- Songs of Faith and Devotion (1992)
89. Modest Mouse- The Moon and Antarctica (2000)
90. Lily Allen- It's Not Me, It's You (2009)
91. Amy Winehouse- Frank (2003)
92. Tears for Fears- The Seeds of Love (1989)
93. Spoon- Gimme Fiction (2005)
94. The O'jays- Ship Ahoy (1972)
95. Madonna- Ray of Light (1998)
96. Kylie Minogue- Light Years (2000)
97. Janet Jackson- Rythem Nation (1989)
98. Steely Dan- Katy Lied (1975)
99. The Feeling- Twelve Stops and Home (2006)
100. Blondie- Parallel Lines (1978)

Posted by Greg F on Sunday, 05.29.16 @ 01:02am


My replacement nominations:

B.B. King - Live at the Regal (1965)
Bob Dylan - John Wesley Harding (1967)
Frank Sinatra - In The Wee Small Hours (1955)
Grateful Dead - Live/Dead (1969)
Muddy Waters - Folk Singer (1964)
Nat "King" Cole - Unforgettable (1954)
Otis Redding - Complete and Unbelievable: The Otis Redding Dictionary of Soul (1966)
Phil Spector / Various Artists - A Christmas Gift For You From Phillies Records (1963)
Pink Floyd - Piper At The Gates Of Dawn (1967)
The Byrds - Sweetheart Of The Rodeo (1968)
Woody Guthrie - Dust Bowl Ballads (1940)

Posted by Darren on Sunday, 05.29.16 @ 01:56am


I'm on the road and I won't be able to post the update tomorrow at 10 PM Central, so I'll extend the deadline for replacement nominations to Monday at 10 PM Central.

Posted by Darren on Sunday, 05.29.16 @ 02:00am


23 replacement nominees:

1. B.B. King – Live At The Regal (1965)
2. Bill Haley & His Comets – Rock Around The Clock (1955)
3. Bob Dylan – Nashville Skyline (1969)
4. Buffalo Springfield – Buffalo Springfield Again (1967)
5. Cream – Fresh Cream (1966)
6. Duke Ellington – At Newport (1956)
7. Etta James – At Last! (1961)
8. Muddy Waters – At Newport 1960 (1960)
9. Peter, Paul and Mary – Peter, Paul and Mary (1962)
10. Ray Charles – Ray Charles (1957)
11. Simon & Garfunkel – Parsley, Sage, Rosemary, And Thyme (1966)
12. The Beach Boys – Summer Days (And Summer Nights!!) (1965)
13. The Byrds – Younger Than Yesterday (1967)
14. The Kinks – Something Else By the Kinks (1967)
15. The Meters – Look-Ka Py Py (1969)
16. The Paul Butterfield Blues Band – East-West (1966)
17. The Paul Butterfield Blues Band – The Paul Butterfield Blues Band (1965)
18. The Supremes – Where Did Our Love Go (1964)
19. The Velvet Underground – The Velvet Underground (1969)
20. The Who – The Who Sell Out (1967)
21. The Yardbirds – The Yardbirds (Roger The Engineer) (1966)
22. Thelonious Monk – Monk’s Dream (1962)
23. Woody Guthrie – Dust Bowl Ballads (1940)

Posted by Gassman on Monday, 05.30.16 @ 00:01am


Replacements:

Ennio Morricone - The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (1966)
Muddy Waters - At Newport 1960 (1960)
Otis Redding - Complete and Unbelievable: The Otis Redding Dictionary of Soul (1966)
The Kinks - Something Else By The Kinks (1967)

Posted by Jennifer on Monday, 05.30.16 @ 15:33pm


Replacement nominations are now closed.

The following 30 albums received at least 6 nominations:

Aretha Franklin - Aretha: Lady Soul (1968)
Bill Haley & His Comets - Rock Around The Clock (1955)
Bob Dylan - John Wesley Harding (1967)
Bob Dylan - Nashville Skyline (1969)
Buffalo Springfield - Buffalo Springfield Again (1967)
Chicago - Chicago Transit Authority (1969)
Chuck Berry - Is On Top (1959)
Cream - Fresh Cream (1966)
Cream - Wheels Of Fire (1968)
Etta James - At Last! (1961)
Fats Domino - This is Fats (1957)
Frank Sinatra - In The Wee Small Hours (1955)
Grateful Dead - Live/Dead (1969)
Little Richard - Here's Little Richard (1957)
Muddy Waters - At Newport 1960 (1960)
Otis Redding - Complete and Unbelievable: The Otis Redding Dictionary of Soul (1966)
Peter, Paul and Mary - Peter, Paul and Mary (1962)
Procol Harum - Procol Harum (1967)
Simon & Garfunkel - Parsley, Sage, Rosemary, And Thyme (1966)
The Beatles - Magical Mystery Tour [US] (1967)
The Beatles - Please Please Me (1963)
The Beatles - With The Beatles (1963)
The Byrds - Mr. Tambourine Man (1965)
The Byrds - Sweetheart Of The Rodeo (1968)
The Byrds - Younger Than Yesterday (1967)
The Meters - Look-Ka Py Py (1969)
The Velvet Underground - The Velvet Underground (1969)
The Who - My Generation [UK] (1965)
The Who - The Who Sell Out (1967)
Traffic - Mr. Fantasy (1967)


Any voter that would like to is eligible to vote in the Initial Rankings. To vote, select 15 eligible albums and rank them in order of preference. The highest-ranked song gets 15 points, the second-highest 14 points and so on.

The 15 albums that receive the most points (with more than 15 in the event of a tie for 15th) will advance to the Final Rankings.


Rankings will end at 10 PM Central on Thursday the 2nd.

Posted by Darren on Monday, 05.30.16 @ 23:09pm


1. Simon & Garfunkel - Parsley, Sage, Rosemary, And Thyme (1966) 15 pts
2. Chuck Berry - Is On Top (1959)
3. The Who - The Who Sell Out (1967)
4. The Velvet Underground - The Velvet Underground (1969)
5. Muddy Waters - At Newport 1960 (1960)
6. The Beatles - Magical Mystery Tour [US] (1967)
7. Aretha Franklin - Aretha: Lady Soul (1968)
8. Otis Redding - Complete and Unbelievable: The Otis Redding Dictionary of Soul (1966)
9. The Byrds - Younger Than Yesterday (1967)
10. Chicago - Chicago Transit Authority (1969)
11. Cream - Fresh Cream (1966)
12. Procol Harum - Procol Harum (1967)
13. Buffalo Springfield - Buffalo Springfield Again (1967)
14. Etta James - At Last! (1961)
15. Traffic - Mr. Fantasy (1967)

Posted by jtrichey on Monday, 05.30.16 @ 23:18pm


DarinRG, I have accepted the challenge. I approached it simply as what I like. Not giving a flip what the lists and history would have to say. It's a little freeing in that way, but also makes me feel a little vulnerable to let people see some of my questionable tastes. :) Yes, I do love Seal and Jesus Jones. Yes, I actually think Courtney Love is more talented than Kurt Cobain. It is definitely heavy on the 80s through today and there are no Beatles on it. (go figure, I grew up in the 80s, what can I say. Here it is:

1. Pearl Jam – Vs. (1993)
2. U2 – Achtung Baby (1991)
3. Live – The Distance to Here (1999)
4. Jesus Jones – Perverse (1993)
5. Muse – Absolution (2003)
6. Florence & The Machine – Lungs (2009)
7. R.E.M. – Life’s Rich Pageant (1986)
8. Poe – Haunted (2000)
9. Mumford & Sons – Sigh No More (2009)
10. Live – Throwing Copper (1994)
11. Hole – Celebrity Skin (1998)
12. Midnight Oil – Earth and Sun and Moon (1993)
13. Franz Ferdinand – Franz Ferdinand (2004)
14. Mumford & Sons – Babel (2012)
15. U2 – The Joshua Tree (1987)
16. Liz Phair – Whitechocolatespaceegg (1998)
17. R.E.M. – New Adventures in Hi-Fi (1996)
18. The Toadies – Rubberneck (1994)
19. Haim – Days Are Gone (2013)
20. Arcade Fire – Neon Bible (2007)
21. The Killers – Hot Fuss (2004)
22. Seal – Seal I (1991)
23. Third Eye Blind – Third Eye Blind (1997)
24. The Airborne Toxic Event – The Airborne Toxic Event (2008)
25. Paloalto – Paloalto (2000)
26. Radiohead – The Bends (1995)
27. Muse – Black Holes & Revelations (2006)
28. Florence & The Machine – How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful (2015)
29. Live – Mental Jewelry (1991)
30. The Postal Service – Give Up (2002)
31. INXS – Welcome to Wherever You Are (1992)
32. Jesus Jones – Doubt (1991)
33. Sweet – Desolation Boulevard (1974)
34. Hole – Live Through This (1994)
35. St. Vincent – St. Vincent (2014)
36. R.E.M. – Green (1988)
37. Led Zeppelin – Led Zeppelin IV (1971)
38. Smashing Pumpkins – Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness (1995)
39. Midnight Oil – Diesel and Dust (1988)
40. Radohead – OK Computer (1997)
41. Pearl Jam – Ten (1991)
42. Florence & The Machine – Ceremonials (2011)
43. Queen – The Game (1979)
44. Sarah McLachlan – Fumbling Towards Ecstasy (1994)
45. The Clash – Combat Rock (1982)
46. Johnny Marr & The Healers – Boomslang (2003)
47. Franz Ferdinand – Right Thoughts, Right Words, Right Action (2013)
48. Paloalto – Heroes and Villains (2003)
49. The Doors – L.A. Woman (1971)
50. Snow Patrol – Eyes Open (2006)
51. Cake – Fashion Nugget (1996)
52. Prince – 1999 (1982)
53. R.E.M. – Murmur (1983)
54. The Killers – Day & Age (2008)
55. Fischerspooner – Odyssey (2005)
56. The Black Crowes – Shake Your Money Maker (1990)
57. Red Hot Chili Peppers – Blood Sugar Sex Magik (1991)
58. Live – V (2001)
59. Lush – Lovelife (1995)
60. David Bowie – Heathen (2002)
61. Nirvana – Nevermind (1991)
62. The Fixx – Reach the Beach (1983)
63. The Police – Synchronicity (1983)
64. Coldplay – A Rush of Blood to the Head (2002)
65. Seal – System (2007)
66. Talking Heads – Speaking in Tongues (1983)
67. Arcade Fire – The Suburbs (2010)
68. Black Sabbath – Paranoid (1970)
69. INXS – Kick (1987)
70. Muse – The Resistance (2009)
71. Stone Temple Pilots – Purple (1994)
72. U2 – War (1983)
73. David Bowie – Young Americans (1975)
74. MC5 – Back in the USA (1970)
75. Toad the Wet Sprocket – Fear (1991)
76. Sex Pistols – Never Mind the Bollocks Here’s the Sex Pistols (1977)
77. LCD Soundsystem – Sound of Silver (2006)
78. Pet Shop Boys – Actually (1987)
79. Stevie Wonder – Talking Book (1972)
80. Duran Duran – Rio (1982)
81. Chvrches – The Bones of What You Believe (2013)
82. Soundtrack – Romeo + Juliet (1996)
83. New Order – Waiting for the Siren’s Call (2005)
84. Guns ‘N’ Roses – Appetite for Destruction (1987)
85. Bush – Sixteen Stone (1994)
86. Pearl Jam – Yield (1998)
87. The Clash – London Calling (1979)
88. Blondie – Parallel Lines (1981)
89. VAST – Visual Audio Sensory Theater (1998)
90. Depeche Mode – Violator (1990)
91. U2 – All That You Can’t Leave Behind (2000)
92. Seal – Seal II (1994)
93. Tears for Fears – Songs from the Big Chair (1985)
94. Bruce Springsteen – Born in the U.S.A. (1984)
95. Michael Jackson – Thriller (1982)
96. The Cars – Heartbeat City (1984)
97. Eve 6 – Eve 6 (1998)
98. Foreigner – 4 (1981)
99. Huey Lewis and the News – Sports (1983)
100. The Offspring – Smash (1994)

Posted by jtrichey on Monday, 05.30.16 @ 23:35pm


Chicago - Chicago Transit Authority (1969)- 15
Frank Sinatra - In The Wee Small Hours (1955)- 14
Peter, Paul and Mary - Peter, Paul and Mary (1962)- 13
The Beatles - Please Please Me (1963)- 12
Etta James - At Last! (1961)- 11
The Byrds - Sweetheart Of The Rodeo (1968)- 10
Little Richard - Here's Little Richard (1957)- 9
Simon & Garfunkel - Parsley, Sage, Rosemary, And Thyme (1966)- 8
Muddy Waters - At Newport 1960 (1960)- 7
Traffic - Mr. Fantasy (1967)- 6
Buffalo Springfield - Buffalo Springfield Again (1967)- 5
The Byrds - Mr. Tambourine Man (1965)- 4
The Beatles - With The Beatles (1963)- 3
Fats Domino - This is Fats (1957)- 2
The Meters - Look-Ka Py Py (1969)- 1

Posted by AlexVoltaire on Tuesday, 05.31.16 @ 08:20am


Etta James - At Last! (1961) - 15
Little Richard - Here's Little Richard (1957) - 14
Chuck Berry - Is On Top (1959) - 13
Aretha Franklin - Aretha: Lady Soul (1968) - 12
Muddy Waters - At Newport 1960 (1960) - 11
Buffalo Springfield - Buffalo Springfield Again (1967) - 10
The Byrds - Mr. Tambourine Man (1965) - 9
Simon & Garfunkel - Parsley, Sage, Rosemary, And Thyme (1966)- 8
The Beatles - Please Please Me (1963) - 7
Chicago - Chicago Transit Authority (1969) - 6
Bill Haley & His Comets - Rock Around The Clock (1955) - 5
Traffic - Mr. Fantasy (1967) - 4
The Meters - Look-Ka Py Py (1969) - 3
The Beatles - Magical Mystery Tour [US] (1967) - 2
Cream - Fresh Cream (1966) - 1

Posted by Nick on Tuesday, 05.31.16 @ 11:00am


Chicago - Chicago Transit Authority (1969)-15
Grateful Dead - Live/Dead (1969)-14
Aretha Franklin - Aretha: Lady Soul (1968)-13
Peter, Paul and Mary - Peter, Paul and Mary (1962)-12
Cream - Fresh Cream (1966)-11
Procol Harum - Procol Harum (1967)-10
The Byrds - Sweetheart Of The Rodeo (1968)-9
Simon & Garfunkel - Parsley, Sage, Rosemary, And Thyme (1966)-8
Frank Sinatra - In The Wee Small Hours (1955)-7
The Beatles - Please Please Me (1963)-6
The Byrds - Younger Than Yesterday (1967)-5
Muddy Waters - At Newport 1960 (1960)-4
Bob Dylan - John Wesley Harding (1967)-3
Fats Domino - This is Fats (1957)-2
The Meters - Look-Ka Py Py (1969)-1

Posted by Tom H. on Tuesday, 05.31.16 @ 18:22pm


Greg and jtrichey - Thanks for posting you lists. You both took exactly the approach I was hoping people would. Mine's been slower going than I expected because of transferring to a new work place and doing dad stuff, but I should have it done in the next day or two (in hindsight, I probably should've made my list first, before I posted about it).

Posted by DarinRG on Wednesday, 06.1.16 @ 07:08am


Thanks for the clarification, Darin. I have my list of "Personal Favorite 100 Albums" or "100 Albums Dearest to Me." This is pretty much Alex Voltaire to a tee- lots of 70s AM radio favorites with a few divergences into the 80s, 90s, and 2000s.

1. The Beatles - Abbey Road (1969)
2. Elton John - Captain Fantastic and The Brown Dirt Cowboy (1975)
3. Paul McCartney- Flaming Pie (1997)
4. Dan Berggren, Peggy Lynn & Dan Duggan- Ten Miles to Saturday Night (1999)
5. Brandi Carlile- Bear Creek (2012)
6. Carole King - Tapestry (1971)
7. Chicago - Chicago Transit Authority (1969)
8. Janelle Monáe - The Electric Lady (2013)
9. Fleetwood Mac - Rumours (1977)
10. Crosby & Nash- Wind on the Water (1975)
11. The Zombies - Odessey And Oracle (1968)
12. Linda Ronstadt - Heart Like a Wheel (1974)
13. Cat Stevens - Tea For The Tillerman (1970)
14. Brian Eno - Ambient 1: Music For Airports (1978)
15. Dan Fogelberg- The Innocent Age (1981)
16. The Beatles - Revolver [UK] (1966)
17. Simon & Garfunkel - Bridge Over Troubled Water (1970)
18. Joni Mitchell - Blue (1971)
19. Queen - A Night At The Opera (1975)
20. Elton John- Tumbleweed Connection (1971)
21. Chicago V (1972)
22. Mumford And Sons - Sigh No More (2009)
23. Original Broadway Cast- Avenue Q (2003)
24. Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young - Deja Vu (1970)
25. Pink Floyd - Dark Side of the Moon (1973)
26. Various Artists - O Brother, Where Art Thou? (2000)
27. Sting- If On a Winter’s Night (2009)
28. Billy Joel- Piano Man (1973)
29. Jars of Clay- Much Afraid (1997)
30. Kate Bush - The Kick Inside (1978)
31. Original Broadway Cast- RENT (1996)
32. David Crosby- If I Could Only Remember My Name (1971)
33. Fairport Convention - Liege and Lief (1969)
34. Tom Lehrer- An Evening Wasted with Tom Lehrer (1959)
35. Weird Al Yankovic- Bad Hair Day (1996)
36. The Beatles - Sgt. Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band (1967)
37. Adele - 21 (2011)
38. Pink Floyd - The Wall (1979)
39. Great Big Sea- Play (1997)
40. Ray Charles - Modern Sounds in Country and Western Music (1962)
41. Edgar Winter Group- They Only Come Out at Night (1972)
42. Indigo Girls- Indigo Girls (1989)
43. The Beatles - Rubber Soul [UK] (1965)
44. Bon Iver - For Emma, Forever Ago (2007)
45. TLC - CrazySexyCool (1994)
46. The Eagles- The Eagles (1972)
47. Real McCoy- Another Night (1994)
48. The Band - Music From Big Pink (1968)
49. James Taylor - Sweet Baby James (1970)
50. Paul McCartney- Chaos and Creation in the Backyard (2005)
51. Drive-By Truckers: Southern Rock Opera (2001)
52. Marvin Gaye - What's Going On (1971)
53. Jefferson Airplane - Surrealistic Pillow (1967)
54. Bruce Springsteen - The Rising (2002)
55. Crosby & Nash- Crosby & Nash (2004)
56. Dusty Springfield - Dusty in Memphis (1969)
57. Bob Dylan - The Times They Are a-Changin' (1964)
58. Stephen Stills- Stephen Stills (1970)
59. Jethro Tull - Aqualung (1971)
60. Brandi Carlile- The Firewatcher’s Daughter (2015)
61. Curtis Mayfield - Superfly (1972)
62. The Pogues - If I Should Fall From Grace With God (1988)
63. Dire Straits - Making Movies (1980)
64. The Flaming Lips - Yoshimi Battles The Pink Robots (2002)
65. They Might Be Giants - Flood (1990)
66. Amy Winehouse - Back To Black (2006)
67. Death Cab for Cutie- Trasatlanticism (2003)
68. Aretha Franklin- Young, Gifted, and Black (1972)
69. Nickel Creek- Nickel Creek (2000)
70. The Left Banke: Walk Away Renee- Pretty Ballerina (1967)
71. Peter Gabriel - So (1986)
72. De La Soul - 3 Feet High and Rising (1989)
73. Ringo Starr and his All- Star Band: Ringo Starr & His All-Star Band (1989)
74. Harry Belafonte: Calypso (1956)
75. Parliament/Funkadelic - Mothership Connection (1975)
76. The Moody Blues - Days of Future Past (1967)
77. Warren Zevon- Excitable Boy (1978)
78. War - The World Is A Ghetto (1972)
79. The Beatles- A Hard Day’s Night (1964)
80. Jimmy Buffett- Changes in Latitude, Changes in Attitude (1977)
81. Bill Withers- Still Bill (1972)
82. The Who - Who's Next (1971)
83. Louis Armstrong, David Brubeck, et. al- The Real Ambassadors (1962)
84. Original Broadway Cast- Hamilton (2015)
85. George Harrison- Cloud Nine (1987)
86. Blood Sweat & Tears- Blood Seat & Tears (1968)
87. Los Lobos- How Will the Wolf Survive? (1984)
88. The Rutles- The Rutles (1978)
89. Ravi Shankar - Chants of India (1997)
90. Gin Blossoms- Congratulations I’m Sorry (1996)
91. Bob Dylan - The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan (1963)
92. America- Holiday (1974)
93. Sufjan Stevens - Illinois (2005)
94. The Spinners- New and Improved (1974)
95. Emmylou Harris- Roses in the Snow (1980)
96. Nitty Gritty Dirt Band- Will the Circle Be Unbroken? (1972)
97. Smashing Pumpkins - Mellon Collie And The Infinite Sadness (1995)
98. Ryan Adams- 1989 (2015)
99. Florence & the Machine- Ceremonials (2011)
100. Willie Nelson- The Red-Headed Stranger (1975)

Posted by AlexVoltaire on Wednesday, 06.1.16 @ 13:42pm


I'm sure my list will be different a month from now since I am constantly listening to new music.

Chock full of guilty pleasures and other oddities. My personal favorites. Unfiltered, unadulterated, unhinged:

1. Pink Floyd - Wish You Were Here (1975)
2. Tool - Lateralus (2001)
3. Pink Floyd - Meddle (1971)
4. Sviatoslav Richter - Rachmaninov: Piano Concerto No. 2 / Tchaikovsky: Piano Concerto No. 1 (1996)
5. Metallica - Master of Puppets (1986)
6. Pink Floyd - Dark Side of the Moon (1973)
7. Tool - Ænima (1996)
8. Paul Pena - New Train (2000)
9. Jeremy Soule - The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind Soundtrack (2002)
10. Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble - Texas Flood (1983)
11. David Bowie - Young Americans (1975)
12. J.J. Cale - Naturally (1972)
13. Nine Inch Nails - The Downward Spiral (1994)
14. Stara Rzeka - Zamknęły się oczy ziemi (2015)
15. Metallica - Ride the Lightning (1984)
16. Pink Floyd - The Wall (1979)
17. Paul Pena - Paul Pena (1971)
18. Itzhak Perlman and the New York Philharmonic - Saint-Saens; Chausson; de Sarasate; Ravel (1989)
19. Bob Dylan - Highway 61 Revisited (1965)
20. U2 - The Joshua Tree (1987)
21. Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble - In Step (1989)
22. John Williams - Jurassic Park Official Soundtrack (1993)
23. J.J. Cale - Troubador (1976)
24. Megadeth - Rust In Peace (1990)
25. John Barry - Dances With Wolves Soundtrack (1990)
26. The Who - Who's Next (1971)
27. The Alan Parsons Project - Ammonia Avenue (1983)
28. John Williams - Star Wars: A New Hope Soundtrack (1977)
29. Dire Straits - Dire Straits (1978)
30. Bettie Serveert - Bare Stripped Naked (2006)
31. Testament - The Gathering (1999)
32. The Police - Synchronicity (1983)
33. Pink Floyd - Obscured by Clouds (1972)
34. Metallica - Metallica (1991)
35. The Crystal Method - Vegas (1997)
36. Blümchen - Die Welt gehört dir (2000)
37. Artillery - By Inheritance (1990)
38. Various Artists - Space Channel 5: Planet Dance Sampler (2000)
39. Pantera - Far Beyond Driven (1994)
40. Herbert von Karajan and the Belin Philharmonic - Richard Strauss: Ein Heldenleben (1974)
41. Sun Ra - Space is the Place (1973)
42. Eumir Deodato - Deodato 2 (1973)
43. Pink Floyd - The Division Bell (1994)
44. Jlin - Dark Energy (2015)
45. Karl Böhm and the Berlin Philharmonic - Mozart: Symphonies 35-41 (1966)
46. The Alan Parsons Project - I Robot (1977)
47. Van Morrison - Tupelo Honey (1971)
48. Alberto Lizzio and the Great Festival Orchestra and Choir - Beethoven: Symphony No. 9 "Choral"
49. Blümchen - Verliebt... (1997)
50. Jeremy Soule - The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion Soundtrack (2006)
51. Lynyrd Skynyrd - Second Helping (1974)
52. Jamiroquai - The Return of the Space Cowboy (1994)
53. Antoni Wit and the National Polish Radio Symphony Orchestra - Penderecki: Orchestral Works Vol. 1 (2000)
54. LCD Soundsystem - LCD Soundsystem (2005)
55. Soul Coughing - El Oso (1998)
56. Van Halen - Balance (1995)
57. Various Artists - Hackers Soundtrack (1995)
58. Pink Floyd - Animals (1977)
59. Judas Priest - Painkiller (1990)
60. Alexei Lubimov - Valentin Silvestrov: Metamusik, Postludium (2003)
61. Beastie Boys - Hello Nasty (1998)
62. Elmore James - Shake Your Money Maker: The Best of the Fire Sessions (2001)
63. Various Artists - Blade: Music From and Inspired By the Motion Picture (1998)
64. Pink Floyd - Piper at the Gates of Dawn (1967)
65. Isaac Hayes - Hot Buttered Soul (1969)
66. Pantera - The Great Southern Trendkill (1996)
67. John Williams - Harry Potter and the Socrerer's Stone Soundtrack (2001)
68. Queensryche - Empire (1990)
69. Jamiroquai - Travelling Without Moving (1996)
70. Sex Pistols - Never Mind the Bollocks, Here's the Sex Pistols (1977)
71. DragonForce - Inhuman Rampage (2006)
72. Blümchen - Herzfrequenz (1996)
73. The Kinks - Face to Face (1966)
74. Prince and the Revolution - Purple Rain (1984)
75. Eric Clapton - Slowhand (1977)
76. Dark Sanctuary - L'Être las - L'envers du miroir (2002)
77. The Alan Parsons Project - Tales of Mystery and Imagination Edgar Allan Poe (1976)
78. The Traveling Wilburys - Traveling Wilburys Vol. 1 (1988)
79. Van Halen - For Unlawful Carnal Knowledge (1991)
80. Nine Inch Nails - Pretty Hate Machine (1989)
81. The Jimi Hendrix Experience - Are You Experienced? (1967)
82. INXS - Kick (1987)
83. Queen - A Night at the Opera (1975)
84. The Offspring - Ignition (1992)
85. Various Artists - Music From the Motion Picture Can't Hardly Wait (1998)
86. John Williams - Hook Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (1991)
87. Sting - Ten Summoner's Tales (1993)
88. The Cure - Disintegration (1989)
89. André Previn and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra - Gustav Holst: The Planets (1986)
90. U2 - War (1983)
91. The Meters - Rejuvenation (1974)
92. Nirvana - Incesticide (1992)
93. The Butterfield Blues Band - East-West (1966)
94. Blümchen - Jasmin (1998)
95. Jørgen Plaetner ‎– Electronic Music (2004)
96. James Horner - Braveheart Soundtrack (1995)
97. Mötley Crüe - Dr. Feelgood (1989)
98. Sting - Brand New Day (1999)
99. Testament - The New Order (1988)
100. The Crystal Method - Divided By Night (2009)

Posted by dmg on Wednesday, 06.1.16 @ 22:25pm


The Beatles - Magical Mystery Tour [US] (1967) - 15
The Velvet Underground - The Velvet Underground (1969) - 14
Cream - Wheels Of Fire (1968) - 13
Traffic - Mr. Fantasy (1967) - 12
Cream - Fresh Cream (1966) - 11
The Who - My Generation [UK] (1965) - 10
The Byrds - Mr. Tambourine Man (1965) - 9
Simon & Garfunkel - Parsley, Sage, Rosemary, And Thyme (1966) - 8
The Who - The Who Sell Out (1967) - 7
Etta James - At Last! (1961) - 6
Buffalo Springfield - Buffalo Springfield Again (1967) - 5
Procol Harum - Procol Harum (1967) - 4
Aretha Franklin - Aretha: Lady Soul (1968) - 3
Bill Haley & His Comets - Rock Around The Clock (1955) - 2
Chuck Berry - Is On Top (1959) - 1

Posted by Darren on Thursday, 06.2.16 @ 11:41am


1. Frank Sinatra – In The Wee Small Hours (1955) 15
2. The Byrds – Sweetheart Of The Rodeo (1968) 14
3. The Beatles – Please Please Me (1963) 13
4. Little Richard – Here’s Little Richard (1957) 12
5. The Byrds – Mr. Tambourine Man (1965) 11
6. Grateful Dead – Live/Dead (1969) 10
7. The Beatles – Magical Mystery Tour [US] (1967) 9
8. The Who – My Generation [UK] (1965) 8
9. Fats Domino – This Is Fats (1957) 7
10. The Beatles – With The Beatles (1963) 6
11. Chuck Berry – Is On Top (1959) 5
12. Cream – Wheels Of Fire (1968) 4
13. Chicago – Chicago Transit Authority (1969) 3
14. Aretha Franklin – Aretha: Lady Soul (1968) 2
15. Etta James – At Last! (1961) 1

Posted by Gassman on Thursday, 06.2.16 @ 13:12pm


The Who - My Generation [UK] (1965) 15
The Beatles - Magical Mystery Tour [US] (1967) 14
Bill Haley & His Comets - Rock Around The Clock (1955) 13
The Who - The Who Sell Out (1967) 12
Cream - Wheels Of Fire (1968) 11
Peter, Paul and Mary - Peter, Paul and Mary (1962) 10
The Beatles - Please Please Me (1963) 9
Traffic - Mr. Fantasy (1967) 8
The Byrds - Mr. Tambourine Man (1965) 7
Chuck Berry - Is On Top (1959) 6
Simon & Garfunkel - Parsley, Sage, Rosemary, And Thyme (1966) 5
Chicago - Chicago Transit Authority (1969) 4
Bob Dylan - Nashville Skyline (1969) 3
Etta James - At Last! (1961) 2
Aretha Franklin - Aretha: Lady Soul (1968) 1

Posted by Jennifer on Thursday, 06.2.16 @ 22:45pm


Initial Ranking voting is now closed.

Here are the final results (let me know ASAP if there are any errors):

Simon & Garfunkel - Parsley, Sage, Rosemary, And Thyme (1966) - 52
The Beatles - Magical Mystery Tour [US] (1967) - 50
Chicago - Chicago Transit Authority (1969) - 49
The Beatles - Please Please Me (1963) - 47
Aretha Franklin - Aretha: Lady Soul (1968) - 40
The Byrds - Mr. Tambourine Man (1965) - 40
Chuck Berry - Is On Top (1959) - 39
Etta James - At Last! (1961) - 37
Frank Sinatra - In The Wee Small Hours (1955) - 36
Little Richard - Here's Little Richard (1957) - 35
Peter, Paul and Mary - Peter, Paul and Mary (1962) - 35
Muddy Waters - At Newport 1960 (1960) - 33
The Byrds - Sweetheart Of The Rodeo (1968) - 33
The Who - My Generation [UK] (1965) - 33
The Who - The Who Sell Out (1967) - 32
____________________

Traffic - Mr. Fantasy (1967) - 31
Cream - Fresh Cream (1966) - 28
Cream - Wheels Of Fire (1968) - 28
The Velvet Underground - The Velvet Underground (1969) - 26
Grateful Dead - Live/Dead (1969) - 24
Buffalo Springfield - Buffalo Springfield Again (1967) - 23
Bill Haley & His Comets - Rock Around The Clock (1955) - 20
Procol Harum - Procol Harum (1967) - 18
The Byrds - Younger Than Yesterday (1967) - 12
Fats Domino - This is Fats (1957) - 11
The Beatles - With The Beatles (1963) - 9
Otis Redding - Complete and Unbelievable: The Otis Redding Dictionary of Soul (1966) - 8
The Meters - Look-Ka Py Py (1969) - 5
Bob Dylan - John Wesley Harding (1967) - 3
Bob Dylan - Nashville Skyline (1969) - 3


Voting is now open for the Round 3 final rankings.

The following 14 albums have been qualified to be ranked between #56 and #70 in the Overall Top 100 rankings:

Aretha Franklin - Aretha: Lady Soul (1968)
Chicago - Chicago Transit Authority (1969)
Chuck Berry - Is On Top (1959)
Etta James - At Last! (1961)
Frank Sinatra - In The Wee Small Hours (1955)
Little Richard - Here's Little Richard (1957)
Muddy Waters - At Newport 1960 (1960)
Peter, Paul and Mary - Peter, Paul and Mary (1962)
Simon & Garfunkel - Parsley, Sage, Rosemary, And Thyme (1966)
The Beatles - Magical Mystery Tour [US] (1967)
The Beatles - Please Please Me (1963)
The Byrds - Mr. Tambourine Man (1965)
The Byrds - Sweetheart Of The Rodeo (1968)
The Who - My Generation [UK] (1965)
The Who - The Who Sell Out (1967)


To participate in the final rankings, rank all 15 albums in order of preference. The highest-ranked song gets 15 points, the second-highest 14 and so on.

In the event of a tie, the first tiebreaker is the album's score in this round's initial ranking. The second tiebreaker is determined by giving one point to each album for being the highest-ranked album on each individual's final ranking this round. The third tiebreaker is the same as the second tiebreaker, except for using the initial rankings. If the tie still isn't resolved, there will be a head-to-head tiebreaker vote after the conclusion of all rankings in the project.

There will be two days of final rankings.

Final rankings will end at 10 PM Central on Saturday the 4th.

Posted by Darren on Friday, 06.3.16 @ 00:49am


The Beatles - Magical Mystery Tour [US] (1967) - 15
The Who - My Generation [UK] (1965) - 14
The Byrds - Mr. Tambourine Man (1965) - 13
Simon & Garfunkel - Parsley, Sage, Rosemary, And Thyme (1966) - 12
The Who - The Who Sell Out (1967) - 11
Etta James - At Last! (1961) - 10
Aretha Franklin - Aretha: Lady Soul (1968) - 9
Chuck Berry - Is On Top (1959) - 8
Peter, Paul and Mary - Peter, Paul and Mary (1962) - 7
Muddy Waters - At Newport 1960 (1960) - 6
Little Richard - Here's Little Richard (1957) - 5
Chicago - Chicago Transit Authority (1969) - 4
The Beatles - Please Please Me (1963) - 3
Frank Sinatra - In The Wee Small Hours (1955) - 2
The Byrds - Sweetheart Of The Rodeo (1968) - 1

Posted by Darren on Friday, 06.3.16 @ 00:52am


Okay, finally done. Those hundred spots fill up fast. I found myself meticulously ranking the top 25, then 26-60 it was just okay if they were in the right cluster of five, by the end, as long as the were somewhere on the list, I was okay with it.


Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds - Henry's Dream (1992)
Tindersticks - Tindersticks [II] (1995)
Peter Gabriel - Passion: Music for the Last Temptation of Christ (1989)
Bauhaus - Mask (1981)
Joy Division - Unknown Pleasures (1979)
Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds - Push the Sky Away (2013)
Jacques Brel - Ces Gens-Là (1966)
The Doors - The Doors (1967)
Patrick Doyle (Simon Rattle and the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra) - Henry V [Original Score] (1989)
Pulp - This is Hardcore (1998)
Sisters of Mercy - Floodland (1987)
Joy Division - Closer (1980)
Bauhaus - In the Flat Field (1980)
Dead Can Dance - The Serpent's Egg (1988)
The Velvet Underground - The Velvet Underground & Nico (1967)
Marconi Union - A Lost Connection (2008)
Neu! - Neu! '75 (1975)
Svartsinn - Devouring Conciousness (2004)
Pulp - Different Class (1995)
Anna von Hausswolff - Ceremony (2013)
Leonard Cohen - Songs of Love and Hate (1971)
Manic Street Preachers - This Is My Truth Tell Me Yours (1998)
Shinjuku Thief - The Witch Hammer (1993)
Scott Walker - Tilt (1995)
Midnight Oil - Diesel and Dust (1987)
Lisa Gerrard & Pieter Bourke - Duality (1998)
Tindersticks - Curtains (1997)
Red House Painters - Red House Painters (II) (1993)
Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds - Murder Ballads (1996)
Throbbing Gristle - 20 Jazz Funk Greats (1979)
Suicide - Suicide (1977)
Iggy & the Stooges - Raw Power (1973)
Howlin' Wolf - Howlin' Wolf (1962)
Tom Waits - Mule Variations (1999)
Can - Monster Movie (1969)
Treha Sektori - Endessiah (2009)
David Bowie - Blackstar (2016)
Einstürzende Neubauten - Zeichnungen des Patienten O. T. (1983)
Tricky - Pre-Millennium Tension (1996)
Johnny Cash - American Recordings (1994)
Wire - Chairs Missing (1978)
Steve Roach - Dreamtime Return (1988)
The Velvet Underground - White Light/White Heat (1968)
David Bowie - Low (1977)
Terry Riley - In C (1964)
Leonard Cohen - The Future (1992)
Kraftwerk - Trans-Europe Express (1977)
Bruce Springsteen - Nebraska (1982)
R. Carlos Nakai - Canyon Trilogy (1989)
Depeche Mode - Black Celebration (1986)
Rachel's - Systems/Layers (2003)
Public Image Ltd. - Metal Box (A/K/A Second Edition) (1979)
John Cale - The Academy in Peril (1972)
PJ Harvey - To Bring You My Love (1995)
Philip Glass - Mishima: A Life in Four Chapters (1985)
The Cure - Pornography (1982)
Arvo Pärt - De Profundis (1996)
Beck - Morning Phase (2014)
Elastica - Elastica (1995)
Depeche Mode - Music For the Masses (1987)
Kraftwerk - Autobahn (1974)
Death in June - Rose Clouds of Holocaust (1995)
Wire - 154 (1979)
Dr. John - Gris-Gris (1978)
Can - Ege Bamyase (1972)
Townes Van Zandt - Townes van Zandt (1969)
Suede - Sci-Fi Lullabies (1997)
Johnny Cash - The Fabulous Johnny Cash (1958)
Crime & the City Solution - Room of Lights (1986)
Skinny Puppy - Rabies (1989)
Rush - 2112 (1976)
Os Mutantes - Os Mutantes (1968)
Popol Vuh - In den Gärten Pharaos (1971)
Serge Gainsbourg - Histoire de Melody Nelson (1971)
Albert King - Born Under a Bad Sign (1967)
Max Richter - The Blue Notebooks (2004)
Kraftwerk - Radio-Activity (1975)
Brian Eno - Apollo: Atmospheres and Soundtracks (1983)
Marty Robbins - Gunfighter Ballads and Trail Songs (1959)
Muddy Waters - At Newport (1960)
Bob Dylan - Nashville Skyline (1969)
Cabaret Voltaire - The Voice of America (1980)
Tubeway Army - Replicas (1979)
Harold Budd - The Room (2000)
Psychic TV - Allegory and Self (1988)
Christian Death - Only Theatre of Pain (1981)
The Paul Butterfield Blues Band - East/West (1966)
Robert Rich - Trances /Drones (1994)
Stars of the Lid - And Their Refinement of the Decline (2007)
The Stooges - The Stooges (1969)
Robert Johnson - King of the Delta Blues Singers (1961)
Steve Roach - Structures From Silence (1984)
Ash Ra Tempel -Schwingungen (1972)
Shivkumar Sharma - Call of the Valley (1995)
Big Star - Third/Sister Lovers (1978)
Billy Bragg & Wilco - Mermaid Avenue (1998)
Television - Marquee Moon (1977)
New York Dolls - New York Dolls (1973)
Aphex Twin - Selected Ambient Works 85–92 (1992)
Dead Boys - Young Loud & Snotty (1977)






Posted by DarinRG on Friday, 06.3.16 @ 03:44am


Muddy Waters - At Newport 1960 (1960)14
The Byrds - Sweetheart Of The Rodeo (1968)13
Etta James - At Last! (1961)12
Frank Sinatra - In The Wee Small Hours (1955)
Chuck Berry - Is On Top (1959)11
Aretha Franklin - Aretha: Lady Soul (1968)10
The Who - My Generation [UK] (1965)9
Peter, Paul and Mary - Peter, Paul and Mary (1962)8
Simon & Garfunkel - Parsley, Sage, Rosemary, And Thyme (1966) 7
The Beatles - Please Please Me (1963)6
Little Richard - Here's Little Richard (1957)5
The Byrds - Mr. Tambourine Man (1965)4
Chicago - Chicago Transit Authority (1969)3
The Who - The Who Sell Out (1967)2
The Beatles - Magical Mystery Tour [US] (1967)1

Posted by DarinRG on Friday, 06.3.16 @ 04:04am


Chicago - Chicago Transit Authority (1969)- 15
Frank Sinatra - In The Wee Small Hours (1955)- 14
Peter, Paul and Mary - Peter, Paul and Mary (1962)- 13
Etta James - At Last! (1961)- 12
The Beatles - Please Please Me (1963)- 11
The Byrds - Sweetheart Of The Rodeo (1968)- 10
Simon & Garfunkel - Parsley, Sage, Rosemary, And Thyme (1966)- 9
The Who - The Who Sell Out (1967)- 8
The Byrds - Mr. Tambourine Man (1965)- 7
Muddy Waters - At Newport 1960 (1960)- 6
Aretha Franklin - Aretha: Lady Soul (1968)- 5
Little Richard - Here's Little Richard (1957)- 4
Chuck Berry - Is On Top (1959)- 3
The Beatles - Magical Mystery Tour [US] (1967)- 2
The Who - My Generation [UK] (1965)- 1

Posted by AlexVoltaire on Friday, 06.3.16 @ 07:08am


DarinRG, I compiled the list of my 100 all-time favorite albums. It took me a little bit to create it, mainly because I started a new job recently. I will say this list was extremely difficult, especially when limited to just 100 albums. If you were to ask me tomorrow or even a week from now, the list will probably change. I think that's good thou, because our musical tastes and views are constantly evolving. I cut so many of my favorite albums that it hurt a little bit. Hope you enjoy it.


1. The Beach Boys – Pet Sounds (1966)
2. The Clash – London Calling (1979)
3. Pink Floyd – Dark Side of the Moon (1973)
4. The Beatles – Sgt. Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band (1967)
5. Bruce Springsteen – Born to Run (1975)
6. Led Zeppelin – Led Zeppelin IV (1971)
7. The Beatles – Rubber Soul (1965)
8. The Doors – The Doors (1967)
9. Prince & the Revolution – Purple Rain (1984)
10. Miles Davis – Kind of Blue (1959)
11. Michael Jackson – Thriller (1982)
12. U2 – The Joshua Tree (1987)
13. The Beatles – Revolver (1966)
14. Marvin Gaye – What’s Going On (1971)
15. Bob Dylan – Blonde on Blonde (1966)
16. The Jimi Hendrix Experience – Are Your Experienced (1967)
17. The Velvet Underground – The Velvet Underground and Nico (1967)
18. Nirvana – Nevermind (1991)
19. Elton John – Goodbye Yellow Brick Road (1973)
20. Carole King – Tapestry (1971)
21. Ramones – Ramones (1976)
22. Fleetwood Mac – Rumours (1977)
23. The Band – Music from Big Pink (1968)
24. The Rolling Stones – Let It Bleed (1969)
25. Rod Stewart – Every Picture Tells a Story (1971)
26. The Who – Who’s Next (1971)
27. Public Enemy – It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back (1988)
28. Stevie Wonder – Songs in the Key of Life (1976)
29. Yes – Fragile (1971)
30. Van Morrison – Moondance (1970)
31. Peter Gabriel – So (1986)
32. AC/DC – Back in Black (1980)
33. The Moody Blues – Days of Future Passed (1967)
34. Howlin’ Wolf – Howlin’ Wolf (1962)
35. The Rolling Stones – Sticky Fingers (1971)
36. The Beatles – Abbey Road (1969)
37. The Who – Tommy (1969)
38. Jethro Tull – Aqualung (1971)
39. Pink Floyd – Wish You Were Here (1975)
40. Simon & Garkfunkel – Bridge Over Troubled Water (1970)
41. The Cars – The Cars (1978)
42. Janet Jackson – Rhythm Nation 1814 (1989)
43. Gram Parsons – Grievous Angel (1974)
44. Love – Forever Changes (1967)
45. Cream – Disraeli Gears (1967)
46. The Beatles – The Beatles (1968)
47. Paul Simon – Graceland (1986)
48. Derek & the Dominos – Layla & Other Assorted Love Songs (1970)
49. Metallica – Master of Puppets (1986)
50. Billy Joel – The Stranger (1977)
51. N.W.A. – Straight Outta Compton (1988)
52. The Eagles – Hotel California (1976)
53. The Zombies – Odyssey and Oracle (1968)
54. T. Rex – Electric Warrior (1971)
55. Pearl Jam – Ten (1991)
56. Coldplay – A Rush of Blood to the Head (2002)
57. Curtis Mayfield – Superfly (1972)
58. The Pretenders – The Pretenders (1980)
59. Kraftwerk – Autobahn (1974)
60. Radiohead – Kid A (2000)
61. Led Zeppelin – Led Zeppelin (1969)
62. Etta James – At Last! (1961)
63. Nine Inch Nails – The Downward Spiral (1994)
64. Aretha Franklin – I Never Loved a Man the Way I Loved You (1967)
65. Lynyrd Skynyrd – Prounounced Leh-nerd Skin-ned (1973)
66. Linda Ronstadt – Heart Like a Wheel (1974)
67. Deep Purple – Machine Head (1972)
68. U2 – War (1983)
69. David Bowie – The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust (1972)
70. Creedence Clearwater Revival – Green River (1969)
71. Big Star – #1 Record (1972)
72. Prince – 1999 (1982)
73. Crosby, Stills & Nash – Crosby, Stills & Nash (1969)
74. Boston – Boston (1976)
75. Cheap Trick – Cheap Trick at Budokan (1978)
76. Green Day – Dookie (1994)
77. R.E.M. – Document (1987)
78. Bee Gees & Various Artists – Saturday Night Fever Soundtrack (1977)
79. Bruce Springsteen – Born in the U.S.A. (1984)
80. MC5 – Kick Out the Jams (1979)
81. Tom Waits – Rain Dogs (1985)
82. B.B. King – Live at the Regal (1965)
83. Talking Heads – Remain in Light (1980)
84. Patti Smith – Horses (1977)
85. Beastie Boys – Licensed to Ill (1986)
86. Adele – 21 (2011)
87. The Replacements – Let It Be (1984)
88. Eric Clapton – Slowhand (1977)
89. Kraftwerk – Trans-Europe Express (1977)
90. A Tribe Called Quest – The Low End Theory (1991)
91. The White Stripes – Elephant (2003)
92. Blondie – Parallel Lines (1978)
93. Red Hot Chili Peppers – Blood Sugar Sex Magik (1991)
94. Todd Rundgren – Something/Anything? (1972)
95. Lou Reed – Transformer (1972)
96. Metallica – Metallica (1991)
97. The Smiths – The Smiths (1984)
98. Warren Zevon – Excitable Boy (1978)
99. Los Lobos – Will the Wolf Survive? (1984)
100. Albert King – Born Under a Bad Sign (1967)

Posted by Nick on Friday, 06.3.16 @ 10:49am


Etta James - At Last! (1961) - 15
Chuck Berry - Is On Top (1959) - 14
Muddy Waters - At Newport 1960 (1960) - 13
Little Richard - Here's Little Richard (1957) - 12
Simon & Garfunkel - Parsley, Sage, Rosemary, And Thyme (1966) - 11
Aretha Franklin - Aretha: Lady Soul (1968) - 10
The Beatles - Magical Mystery Tour [US] (1967) - 9
Chicago - Chicago Transit Authority (1969) - 8
The Byrds - Mr. Tambourine Man (1965) - 7
The Beatles - Please Please Me (1963) - 6
The Who - The Who Sell Out (1967) - 5
Frank Sinatra - In The Wee Small Hours (1955) - 4
The Byrds - Sweetheart Of The Rodeo (1968) - 3
Peter, Paul and Mary - Peter, Paul and Mary (1962) - 2
The Who - My Generation [UK] (1965) - 1

Posted by Nick on Friday, 06.3.16 @ 10:55am


Cool, thanks for the lists guys. Good stuff all around. I'm with everybody who said that their list would probably be different today and that it was tough to cut down to 100. There were upper tier favorite artists and albums of mine that didn't make the cut.

I think that the 2010s have been an exceptional music decade, but one thing that struck me while compiling my list is that so many RRHoF inductees (Leonard Cohen, David Bowie, Tom Waits, Bob Dylan, Dr. John, Wanda Jackson, Neil Young, Elton John, David Byrne, Paul McCartney) and long time respected artists (Nick Cave, Beck, PJ Harvey, Dead Can Dance, Bob Mould, Public Image Ltd., Janet Jackson, Kate Bush, Nine Inch Nails, Scott Walker) have still been putting out some exceptional work, and in some cases (Bowie, Cave, Harvey, Cohen, Beck, NIN, as far as the ones whose discographies I know my way around well),albums that are in the career best discussion. These people aren't coasting.

Posted by DarinRG on Friday, 06.3.16 @ 18:17pm


Add Swans to that list. They just get better and better with age.

Posted by DarinRG on Friday, 06.3.16 @ 18:19pm


Chicago - Chicago Transit Authority (1969)-15
Aretha Franklin - Aretha: Lady Soul (1968)-14
Peter, Paul and Mary - Peter, Paul and Mary (1962)-13
The Byrds - Sweetheart Of The Rodeo (1968)-12
Simon & Garfunkel - Parsley, Sage, Rosemary, And Thyme (1966)-11
Frank Sinatra - In The Wee Small Hours (1955)-10
The Beatles - Please Please Me (1963)-9
Muddy Waters - At Newport 1960 (1960)-8
The Beatles - Magical Mystery Tour [US] (1967)-7
The Byrds - Mr. Tambourine Man (1965)-6
Chuck Berry - Is On Top (1959)-5
Etta James - At Last! (1961)-4
Little Richard - Here's Little Richard (1957)-3
The Who - My Generation [UK] (1965)-2
The Who - The Who Sell Out (1967)-2

Posted by Tom H. on Friday, 06.3.16 @ 22:50pm


Sorry I goofed on the end of my list. The Who Sell Out should be at 2 and My Generation at 1

Posted by Tom H. on Friday, 06.3.16 @ 23:12pm



1. Simon & Garfunkel - Parsley, Sage, Rosemary, And Thyme (1966) 15 pts
2. Chuck Berry - Is On Top (1959)
3. The Who - The Who Sell Out (1967)
4. Muddy Waters - At Newport 1960 (1960)
5. The Beatles - Magical Mystery Tour [US] (1967)
6. Aretha Franklin - Aretha: Lady Soul (1968)
7. Chicago - Chicago Transit Authority (1969)
8. Etta James - At Last! (1961)
9. Peter, Paul and Mary - Peter, Paul and Mary (1962)
10. The Who - My Generation (1965)
11. The Byrds - Mr. Tambourine Man (1965)
12. Little Richard - Here's Little Richard (1957)
13. The Beatles - Please Please Me (1963)
14. The Byrds - Sweetheart Of The Rodeo (1968)
15. Frank Sinatra - In The Wee Small Hours (1955)

Posted by jtrichey on Saturday, 06.4.16 @ 10:18am


The Who - My Generation [UK] (1965) 15
The Beatles - Magical Mystery Tour [US] (1967) 14
The Who - The Who Sell Out (1967) 13
Peter, Paul and Mary - Peter, Paul and Mary (1962) 12
The Beatles - Please Please Me (1963) 11
The Byrds - Mr. Tambourine Man (1965) 10
Chicago - Chicago Transit Authority (1969) 9
Chuck Berry - Is On Top (1959) 8
Simon & Garfunkel - Parsley, Sage, Rosemary, And Thyme (1966) 7
Aretha Franklin - Aretha: Lady Soul (1968) 6
Little Richard - Here's Little Richard (1957) 5
Muddy Waters - At Newport 1960 (1960) 4
Etta James - At Last! (1961) 3
The Byrds - Sweetheart Of The Rodeo (1968) 2
Frank Sinatra - In The Wee Small Hours (1955) 1

Posted by Jennifer on Saturday, 06.4.16 @ 18:04pm


Final Rankings are now closed.

Here are the final results (let me know ASAP if there are any errors):

Simon & Garfunkel - Parsley, Sage, Rosemary, And Thyme (1966) - 72
Etta James - At Last! (1961) - 65

Aretha Franklin - Aretha: Lady Soul (1968) - 64 (40 Points In Initial Rankings)
Muddy Waters - At Newport 1960 (1960) - 64 (33 Points In Initial Rankings)

Chicago - Chicago Transit Authority (1969) - 63 (49 Points In Initial Rankings)
Chuck Berry - Is On Top (1959) - 63 (39 Points In Initial Rankings)

Peter, Paul and Mary - Peter, Paul and Mary (1962) - 62
The Beatles - Magical Mystery Tour [US] (1967) - 59
The Who - The Who Sell Out (1967) - 54
The Byrds - Mr. Tambourine Man (1965) - 52
The Beatles - Please Please Me (1963) - 49
The Who - My Generation [UK] (1965) - 47

Frank Sinatra - In The Wee Small Hours (1955) - 44 (36 Points In Initial Rankings)
The Byrds - Sweetheart Of The Rodeo (1968) - 44 (33 Points In Initial Rankings)

Little Richard - Here's Little Richard (1957) - 38


Here are the updated rankings for each group:

Top 100 Overall

1. The Beatles - Sgt. Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band (1967)
2. Pink Floyd - Dark Side of the Moon (1973)
3. The Beach Boys - Pet Sounds (1966)
4. Led Zeppelin - Untitled (Led Zeppelin IV/ZOSO) (1971)
5. Nirvana - Nevermind (1991)
6. Michael Jackson - Thriller (1982)
7. Bob Dylan - Highway 61 Revisited (1965)
8. The Beatles - Revolver [UK] (1966)
9. The Doors - The Doors (1967)
10. The Beatles - Rubber Soul [UK] (1965)
11. The Jimi Hendrix Experience - Are You Experienced (1967)
12. The Clash - London Calling (1979)
13. The Beatles - Abbey Road (1969)
14. David Bowie - The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From Mars (1972)
15. U2 - The Joshua Tree (1987)
16. The Who - Who's Next (1971)
17. Prince & the Revolution - Purple Rain (1984)
18. Fleetwood Mac - Rumours (1977)
19. Marvin Gaye - What's Going On (1971)
20. Radiohead - OK Computer (1997)
21. Guns N' Roses - Appetite For Destruction (1987)
22. Pink Floyd - The Wall (1979)
23. Black Sabbath - Paranoid (1970)
24. Public Enemy - It Takes A Nation Of Millions To Hold Us Back (1988)
25. The Moody Blues - Days of Future Passed (1967)
26. The Beatles - The Beatles (1968)
27. Led Zeppelin - Led Zeppelin II (1969)
28. Bruce Springsteen - Born To Run (1975)
29. The Velvet Underground - The Velvet Underground And Nico (1967)
30. Carole King - Tapestry (1971)
31. The Rolling Stones - Exile On Main St. (1972)
32. Bob Dylan - Blonde On Blonde (1966)
33. Stevie Wonder - Songs in the Key of Life (1976)
34. Pearl Jam - Ten (1991)
35. Pink Floyd - Wish You Were Here (1975)
36. Ramones - Ramones (1976)
37. AC/DC - Back In Black (1980)
38. Bruce Springsteen - Born In The U.S.A. (1984)
39. N.W.A - Straight Outta Compton (1988)
40. R.E.M. - Automatic For The People (1992)
41. Miles Davis - Kind of Blue (1959)
42. Bob Marley & The Wailers - Exodus (1977)
43. U2 - Achtung Baby (1991)
44. Talking Heads - Remain In Light (1980)
45. Smashing Pumpkins - Mellon Collie And The Infinite Sadness (1995)
46. Simon & Garfunkel - Bridge Over Troubled Water (1970)
47. The Rolling Stones - Let it Bleed (1969)
48. Joni Mitchell - Blue (1971)
49. The Rolling Stones - Sticky Fingers (1971)
50. Van Morrison - Moondance (1970)
51. John Lennon - Imagine (1971)
52. The Eagles - Hotel California (1976)
53. Nine Inch Nails - The Downward Spiral (1994)
54. Kanye West - My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy (2010)
55. Curtis Mayfield - Superfly (1972)
56. Stevie Wonder - Innervisions (1973)
57. Kraftwerk - Autobahn (1974)
58. Johnny Cash - Johnny Cash At Folsom Prison (1968)
59. Bob Dylan - The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan (1963)
60. David Bowie - Hunky Dory (1971)
61. James Brown - Live At The Apollo (1963)
62. The Band - Music From Big Pink (1968)
63. Van Morrison - Astral Weeks (1968)
64. Metallica - Master of Puppets (1986)
65. T. Rex - Electric Warrior (1971)
66. The Doors - L.A. Woman (1971)
67. Peter Gabriel - So (1986)
68. Led Zeppelin - Physical Graffiti (1975)
69. George Harrison - All Things Must Pass (1970)
70. Led Zeppelin - Led Zeppelin (1969)
71. The Who - Tommy (1969)
72. Metallica - Metallica (The Black Album) (1991)
73. Neil Young - Harvest (1972)
74. Elton John - Goodbye Yellow Brick Road (1973)
75. Arcade Fire - The Suburbs (2010)
76. Bee Gees & Various Artists - Saturday Night Fever: The Original Movie Sound Track (1977)
77. Beastie Boys - Licensed To Ill (1986)
78. R.E.M. - Document (1987)
79. Red Hot Chili Peppers - Blood Sugar Sex Magik (1991)
80. Dr. Dre - The Chronic (1992)
81. The Zombies - Odessey And Oracle (1968)
82. The Smiths - The Queen is Dead (1986)
83. Cream - Disraeli Gears (1967)
84. Alanis Morissette - Jagged Little Pill (1995)
85. Creedence Clearwater Revival - Cosmo's Factory (1970)
86. Queen - A Night At The Opera (1975)
87. Green Day - American Idiot (2004)
88. Sly & The Family Stone - Stand! (1969)
89. Beck - Odelay (1996)
90. Tom Petty - Full Moon Fever (1989)
91. Oasis - (What's The Story) Morning Glory? (1995)
92. Prince & the Revolution - 1999 (1982)
93. Green Day - Dookie (1994)
94. Aretha Franklin - I Never Loved A Man The Way I Love You (1967)
95. Pearl Jam - Vs. (1993)
96. Smashing Pumpkins - Siamese Dream (1993)
97. Buddy Holly & The Crickets - The "Chirping" Crickets (1957)
98. The Rolling Stones - Beggars Banquet (1968)
99. Aerosmith - Toys In The Attic (1975)
100. Adele - 21 (2011)


Pre-1970

1. The Beatles - Sgt. Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band (1967)
2. The Beach Boys - Pet Sounds (1966)
3. Bob Dylan - Highway 61 Revisited (1965)
4. The Beatles - Revolver [UK] (1966)
5. The Doors - The Doors (1967)
6. The Beatles - Rubber Soul [UK] (1965)
7. The Jimi Hendrix Experience - Are You Experienced (1967)
8. The Beatles - Abbey Road (1969)
9. The Moody Blues - Days of Future Passed (1967)
10. The Beatles - The Beatles (1968)
11. Led Zeppelin - Led Zeppelin II (1969)
12. The Velvet Underground - The Velvet Underground And Nico (1967)
13. Bob Dylan - Blonde On Blonde (1966)
14. Miles Davis - Kind of Blue (1959)
15. The Rolling Stones - Let it Bleed (1969)
16. Johnny Cash - Johnny Cash At Folsom Prison (1968)
17. Bob Dylan - The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan (1963)
18. James Brown - Live At The Apollo (1963)
19. The Band - Music From Big Pink (1968)
20. Van Morrison - Astral Weeks (1968)
21. Led Zeppelin - Led Zeppelin (1969)
22. The Who - Tommy (1969)
23. The Zombies - Odessey And Oracle (1968)
24. Cream - Disraeli Gears (1967)
25. Sly & The Family Stone - Stand! (1969)
26. Aretha Franklin - I Never Loved A Man The Way I Love You (1967)
27. Buddy Holly & The Crickets - The "Chirping" Crickets (1957)
28. The Rolling Stones - Beggars Banquet (1968)
29. Jefferson Airplane - Surrealistic Pillow (1967)
30. Ray Charles - Modern Sounds in Country and Western Music (1962)
31. MC5 - Kick Out The Jams (1969)
32. The Doors - Strange Days (1967)
33. Bob Dylan - Bringing It All Back Home (1965)
34. Crosby, Stills & Nash - Crosby, Stills & Nash (1969)
35. Elvis Presley - Elvis Presley (1956)
36. The Jimi Hendrix Experience - Electric Ladyland (1968)
37. Love - Forever Changes (1967)
38. Bob Dylan - The Times They Are a-Changin' (1964)
39. Santana - Santana (1969)
40. The Kinks - The Kinks Are The Village Green Preservation Society (1968)
41. The Mothers of Invention - Freak Out! (1966)
42. King Crimson - In the Court of the Crimson King (1969)
43. The Beatles - A Hard Day's Night [UK] (1964)
44. Simon & Garfunkel - Bookends (1968)
45. The Beatles - Help! [UK] (1965)
46. Dusty Springfield - Dusty in Memphis (1969)
47 (tie). Big Brother and the Holding Company - Cheap Thrills (1968)
47 (tie). Creedence Clearwater Revival - Green River (1969)
49. Creedence Clearwater Revival - Willy and the Poor Boys (1969)
50. The Doors - Waiting For The Sun (1968)
51. The Stooges - The Stooges (1969)
52. Neil Young & Crazy Horse - Everybody Knows This is Nowhere (1969)
53. Otis Redding - Otis Blue: Otis Redding Sings Soul (1965)
54. Bo Diddley - Bo Diddley (1958)
55. The Flying Burrito Brothers - The Gilded Palace Of Sin (1969)
56. Simon & Garfunkel - Parsley, Sage, Rosemary, And Thyme (1966)
57. Etta James - At Last! (1961)
58. Aretha Franklin - Aretha: Lady Soul (1968)
59. Muddy Waters - At Newport 1960 (1960)
60. Chicago - Chicago Transit Authority (1969)
61. Chuck Berry - Is On Top (1959)
62. Peter, Paul and Mary - Peter, Paul and Mary (1962)
63. The Beatles - Magical Mystery Tour [US] (1967)
64. The Who - The Who Sell Out (1967)
65. The Byrds - Mr. Tambourine Man (1965)
66. The Beatles - Please Please Me (1963)
67. The Who - My Generation [UK] (1965)
68. Frank Sinatra - In The Wee Small Hours (1955)
69. The Byrds - Sweetheart Of The Rodeo (1968)
70. Little Richard - Here's Little Richard (1957)


1970s

1. Pink Floyd - Dark Side of the Moon (1973)
2. Led Zeppelin - Untitled (Led Zeppelin IV/ZOSO) (1971)
3. The Clash - London Calling (1979)
4. David Bowie - The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From Mars (1972)
5. The Who - Who's Next (1971)
6. Fleetwood Mac - Rumours (1977)
7. Marvin Gaye - What's Going On (1971)
8. Pink Floyd - The Wall (1979)
9. Black Sabbath - Paranoid (1970)
10. Bruce Springsteen - Born To Run (1975)
11. Carole King - Tapestry (1971)
12. The Rolling Stones - Exile On Main St. (1972)
13. Stevie Wonder - Songs in the Key of Life (1976)
14. Pink Floyd - Wish You Were Here (1975)
15. Ramones - Ramones (1976)
16. Bob Marley & The Wailers - Exodus (1977)
17. Simon & Garfunkel - Bridge Over Troubled Water (1970)
18. Joni Mitchell - Blue (1971)
19. The Rolling Stones - Sticky Fingers (1971)
20. Van Morrison - Moondance (1970)
21. John Lennon - Imagine (1971)
22. The Eagles - Hotel California (1976)
23. Curtis Mayfield - Superfly (1972)
24. Stevie Wonder - Innervisions (1973)
25. Kraftwerk - Autobahn (1974)
26. David Bowie - Hunky Dory (1971)
27. T. Rex - Electric Warrior (1971)
28. The Doors - L.A. Woman (1971)
29. Led Zeppelin - Physical Graffiti (1975)
30. George Harrison - All Things Must Pass (1970)
31. Neil Young - Harvest (1972)
32. Elton John - Goodbye Yellow Brick Road (1973)
33. Bee Gees & Various Artists - Saturday Night Fever: The Original Movie Sound Track (1977)
34. Creedence Clearwater Revival - Cosmo's Factory (1970)
35. Queen - A Night At The Opera (1975)
36. Aerosmith - Toys In The Attic (1975)


1980s

1. Michael Jackson - Thriller (1982)
2. U2 - The Joshua Tree (1987)
3. Prince & the Revolution - Purple Rain (1984)
4. Guns N' Roses - Appetite For Destruction (1987)
5. Public Enemy - It Takes A Nation Of Millions To Hold Us Back (1988)
6. AC/DC - Back In Black (1980)
7. Bruce Springsteen - Born In The U.S.A. (1984)
8. N.W.A - Straight Outta Compton (1988)
9. Talking Heads - Remain In Light (1980)
10. Metallica - Master of Puppets (1986)
11. Peter Gabriel - So (1986)
12. Beastie Boys - Licensed To Ill (1986)
13. R.E.M. - Document (1987)
14. The Smiths - The Queen is Dead (1986)
15. Tom Petty - Full Moon Fever (1989)
16. Prince & the Revolution - 1999 (1982)


1990s

1. Nirvana - Nevermind (1991)
2. Radiohead - OK Computer (1997)
3. Pearl Jam - Ten (1991)
4. R.E.M. - Automatic For The People (1992)
5. U2 - Achtung Baby (1991)
6. Smashing Pumpkins - Mellon Collie And The Infinite Sadness (1995)
7. Nine Inch Nails - The Downward Spiral (1994)
8. Metallica - Metallica (The Black Album) (1991)
9. Red Hot Chili Peppers - Blood Sugar Sex Magik (1991)
10. Dr. Dre - The Chronic (1992)
11. Alanis Morissette - Jagged Little Pill (1995)
12. Beck - Odelay (1996)
13. Oasis - (What's The Story) Morning Glory? (1995)
14. Green Day - Dookie (1994)
15. Pearl Jam - Vs. (1993)
16. Smashing Pumpkins - Siamese Dream (1993)


2000-2015

1. Kanye West - My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy (2010)
2. Arcade Fire - The Suburbs (2010)
3. Green Day - American Idiot (2004)
4. Adele - 21 (2011)


Nominations for Round 3 of the Pre-1970 Group Rankings are now open.

Each voter (including new voters to the project, who are welcome to join at any time) can nominate as many as 50 qualified albums (a minimum of 35 nominations is required for this round for your ballot to be counted) that haven't been ranked yet (listed below). Voters must have at least 20 current nominations (or explain that they didn't think any other albums were worthy of nomination) for their nominations to be counted. The minimum was previously set at 25, but I think 20 makes more sense.

This will be the last round of replacement nominations for this group. The final round will be an open vote including all reamining, eligible albums.


Here are the maximum number of replacement nominations available this round for each voter that has previously nominated albums for this group:

Darren - 15
AlexVoltaire - 14
DarinRG - 15
Gassman - 15
Jennifer - 28
jtrichey - 21
Max - 21
Nick - 14
Tom H. - 18

If you'd like additional replacement nominations, you'll need to specify which previously nominated album you would like to un-nominate.


Here is the list of qualified albums that haven't been ranked yet:

Albert King - Born Under a Bad Sign (1967)
B.B. King - Live at the Regal (1965)
Bill Haley & His Comets - Rock Around The Clock (1955)
Billie Holiday - Lady in Satin (1958)
Bob Dylan - John Wesley Harding (1967)
Bob Dylan - Nashville Skyline (1969)
Booker T. & The M.G.'s - Green Onions (1962)
Buffalo Springfield - Buffalo Springfield Again (1967)
Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band - Trout Mask Replica (1969)
Cream - Fresh Cream (1966)
Cream - Wheels Of Fire (1968)
Dave Brubeck - Time Out (1959)
Dick Dale and His Del-Tones - Surfer's Choice (1962)
Duke Ellington - At Newport (1956)
Ennio Morricone - The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (1966)
Fats Domino - This is Fats (1957)
Frank Zappa And The Mothers Of Invention - Hot Rats (1969)
Grateful Dead - Live/Dead (1969)
Herb Alpert & The Tijuana Brass - Whipped Cream & Other Delights (1965)
Howlin' Wolf - Howlin' Wolf (The Rockin' Chair Album) (1962)
Jefferson Airplane - Volunteers (1969)
John Coltrane - A Love Supreme (1965)
John Coltrane - Giant Steps (1960)
John Coltrane - My Favorite Things (1961)
Leonard Cohen - Songs Of Leonard Cohen (1967)
Miles Davis - Birth of the Cool (compilation) (1957)
Miles Davis - Sketches of Spain (1960)
Muddy Waters - Folk Singer (1964)
Nat "King" Cole - Unforgettable (1954)
Ornette Coleman - The Shape of Jazz To Come (1959)
Otis Redding - Complete and Unbelievable: The Otis Redding Dictionary of Soul (1966)
Phil Spector / Various Artists - A Christmas Gift For You From Phillies Records (1963)
Pink Floyd - Piper At The Gates Of Dawn (1967)
Procol Harum - Procol Harum (1967)
Ray Charles - Ray Charles (1957)
Ray Charles - The Genius of Ray Charles (1959)
Robert Johnson - King of the Delta Blues Singers (1961)
Silver Apples - Silver Apples (1968)
The Band - The Band (1969)
The Beach Boys - All Summer Long (1964)
The Beach Boys - Summer Days (And Summer Nights!!) (1965)
The Beach Boys - The Beach Boys Today! (1965)
The Beatles - With The Beatles (1963)
The Byrds - Younger Than Yesterday (1967)
The Everly Brothers - The Everly Brothers (1958)
The Jimi Hendrix Experience - Axis: Bold As Love (1967)
The Kinks - Arthur (Or the Decline and Fall of the British Empire) (1969)
The Kinks - Something Else By The Kinks (1967)
The Mamas And The Papas - If You Can Believe Your Eyes And Ears (1966)
The Meters - Look-Ka Py Py (1969)
The Paul Butterfield Blues Band - East-West (1966)
The Paul Butterfield Blues Band - The Paul Butterfield Blues Band (1965)
The Supremes - Where Did Our Love Go (1964)
The Velvet Underground - The Velvet Underground (1969)
The Vince Guaraldi Trio - A Charlie Brown Christmas (1965)
The Yardbirds - The Yardbirds (Roger the Engineer) (1966)
Thelonious Monk - Monk's Dream (1962)
Traffic - Mr. Fantasy (1967)
Various Artists - The Sound of Music Soundtrack (1965)
Woody Guthrie - Dust Bowl Ballads (1940)


There will be 3 days of replacement nominations. After the conclusion of replacement nominations, the approx. 25 albums with the most nominations will advance to this round's initial rankings to be qualified for final rankings. This round will rank 15 albums unless there is a tie at the end of the final rankings, in which case more than 15 albums could be ranked this round.


Replacement nominations will end at 10 PM Central on Tuesday the 7th.

Posted by Darren on Saturday, 06.4.16 @ 23:40pm


Darren, by my count I should have no more than 25 replacements for this round. Did you forget to count my 4 nominations from last round again? They were:

Ennio Morricone - The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (1966)
Muddy Waters - At Newport 1960 (1960)
Otis Redding - Complete and Unbelievable: The Otis Redding Dictionary of Soul (1966)
The Kinks - Something Else By The Kinks (1967)

Posted by Jennifer on Sunday, 06.5.16 @ 01:18am


Bummer, thought I still had time to vote for the last round. Not shocking that my top choices ended up at the bottom. Darren, how many days are allocated for each portion of a round?

Replacement nominees:

1. Albert King – Born Under A Bad Sign (1967)
2. Booker T. & The M.G.’s – Green Onions (1962)
3. Dave Brubeck – Time Out (1959)
4. Dick Dale and His Del-Tones – Surfer’s Choice (1962)
5. Ennio Morricone – The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (1966)
6. Herb Alpert & The Tijuana Brass – Whipped Cream & Other Delights (1965)
7. John Coltrane – My Favorite Things (1961)
8. Miles Davis – Birth of the Cool (1957)
9. Muddy Waters – Folk Singer (1964)
10. Phil Specter/Various Artists – A Christmas Gift To You From Phillies Records (1963)
11. Ray Charles – The Genius of Ray Charles (1959)
12. Silver Apples – Silver Apples (1968)
13. The Beach Boys – All Summer Long (1964)
14. The Everly Brothers – The Everly Brothers (1958)
15. The Vince Guaraldi Trio – A Charlie Brown Christmas (1965)

Top 5 Snubs/Albums Not Yet Ranked:

1. John Coltrane – A Love Supreme (1965)
2. Robert Johnson – King of Delta Blues Singers (1961)
3. John Coltrane – Giant Steps (1960)
4. Grateful Dead – Live/Dead (1969)
5. Pink Floyd – Piper At The Gates of Dawn (1967)

Posted by Gassman on Sunday, 06.5.16 @ 22:20pm


Replacement Nominations

Albert King - Born Under a Bad Sign (1967)
Billie Holiday - Lady in Satin (1958)
Booker T. & The M.G.'s - Green Onions (1962)
Buffalo Springfield - Buffalo Springfield Again (1967)
Dick Dale and His Del-Tones - Surfer's Choice (1962)
Herb Alpert & The Tijuana Brass - Whipped Cream & Other Delights (1965)
Nat "King" Cole - Unforgettable (1954)
Phil Spector / Various Artists - A Christmas Gift For You From Phillies Records (1963)
Ray Charles - Ray Charles (1957)
Ray Charles - The Genius of Ray Charles (1959)
The Band - The Band (1969)
The Beach Boys - All Summer Long (1964)
The Jimi Hendrix Experience - Axis: Bold As Love (1967)
The Paul Butterfield Blues Band - East-West (1966)
The Paul Butterfield Blues Band - The Paul Butterfield Blues Band (1965)
The Velvet Underground - The Velvet Underground (1969)
The Vince Guaraldi Trio - A Charlie Brown Christmas (1965)
Traffic - Mr. Fantasy (1967)

Posted by Tom H. on Monday, 06.6.16 @ 11:15am


I am still deciding on my replacement nominations for this round but I thought I would add my Top 5 that are not yet ranked as well.

My Top 5 Snubs/Albums Not Yet Ranked:

The Mamas And The Papas - If You Can Believe Your Eyes And Ears (1966)
Bill Haley & His Comets - Rock Around The Clock (1955)
Various Artists - The Sound of Music Soundtrack (1965)
Cream - Wheels Of Fire (1968)
Bob Dylan - Nashville Skyline (1969)

Posted by Jennifer on Monday, 06.6.16 @ 15:37pm


Jennifer - I did miss a few of those nominations. You have 25 replacements this round.

Gassman - The standard is 3 days for replacements, 3 days for initial rankings and 2 days for final rankings. Sometimes I'll have to add extra days because of scheduling / Internet connection problems, but it's never less than 3/3/2 unless I make an error and post a day early.

Posted by Darren on Monday, 06.6.16 @ 16:06pm


My replacement nominations:

Albert King - Born Under a Bad Sign (1967)
Billie Holiday - Lady in Satin (1958)
Booker T. & The M.G.'s - Green Onions (1962)
Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band - Trout Mask Replica (1969)
Duke Ellington - At Newport (1956)
Ennio Morricone - The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (1966)
Fats Domino - This is Fats (1957)
Frank Zappa And The Mothers Of Invention - Hot Rats (1969)
Howlin' Wolf - Howlin' Wolf (The Rockin' Chair Album) (1962)
John Coltrane - A Love Supreme (1965)
John Coltrane - Giant Steps (1960)
The Beach Boys - All Summer Long (1964)
The Beach Boys - Summer Days (And Summer Nights!!) (1965)
The Beach Boys - The Beach Boys Today! (1965)
The Yardbirds - The Yardbirds (Roger the Engineer) (1966)

Posted by Darren on Monday, 06.6.16 @ 16:48pm


5 Replacement Nominations:

Booker T. & The M.G.'s - Green Onions (1962)
Buffalo Springfield - Buffalo Springfield Again (1967)
Jefferson Airplane - Volunteers (1969)
John Coltrane - My Favorite Things (1961)
Leonard Cohen - Songs Of Leonard Cohen (1967)

Posted by Jennifer on Tuesday, 06.7.16 @ 19:28pm


Round 4 Nominations for the Pre-1970 Group are now closed.

The following 34 albums received at least 6 votes and will be included in the Initial Rankings:

Albert King - Born Under a Bad Sign (1967)
Bill Haley & His Comets - Rock Around The Clock (1955)
Bob Dylan - John Wesley Harding (1967)
Bob Dylan - Nashville Skyline (1969)
Booker T. & The M.G.'s - Green Onions (1962)
Buffalo Springfield - Buffalo Springfield Again (1967)
Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band - Trout Mask Replica (1969)
Cream - Fresh Cream (1966)
Cream - Wheels Of Fire (1968)
Duke Ellington - At Newport (1956)
Ennio Morricone - The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (1966)
Fats Domino - This is Fats (1957)
Frank Zappa And The Mothers Of Invention - Hot Rats (1969)
Grateful Dead - Live/Dead (1969)
Howlin' Wolf - Howlin' Wolf (The Rockin' Chair Album) (1962)
John Coltrane - A Love Supreme (1965)
John Coltrane - Giant Steps (1960)
John Coltrane - My Favorite Things (1961)
Miles Davis - Birth of the Cool (compilation) (1957)
Muddy Waters - Folk Singer (1964)
Otis Redding - Complete and Unbelievable: The Otis Redding Dictionary of Soul (1966)
Phil Spector / Various Artists - A Christmas Gift For You From Phillies Records (1963)
Procol Harum - Procol Harum (1967)
Ray Charles - Ray Charles (1957)
The Beach Boys - Summer Days (And Summer Nights!!) (1965)
The Beatles - With The Beatles (1963)
The Byrds - Younger Than Yesterday (1967)
The Jimi Hendrix Experience - Axis: Bold As Love (1967)
The Kinks - Something Else By The Kinks (1967)
The Meters - Look-Ka Py Py (1969)
The Velvet Underground - The Velvet Underground (1969)
The Vince Guaraldi Trio - A Charlie Brown Christmas (1965)
The Yardbirds - The Yardbirds (Roger the Engineer) (1966)
Traffic - Mr. Fantasy (1967)


Any voter that would like to is eligible to vote in the Initial Rankings. To vote, select 15 eligible albums and rank them in order of preference. The highest-ranked song gets 15 points, the second-highest 14 points and so on.

The 15 albums that receive the most points (with more than 15 in the event of a tie for 15th) will be qualified for the final rankings vote for the pre-1970 group.

Rankings will end at 10 PM Central on Friday the 10th.

Posted by Darren on Wednesday, 06.8.16 @ 01:31am


Darren - Are you able to tell at a glance how many active nominees I have? I've had a busy couple weeks and overlooked getting replacements in, so I don't want to vote if I've fallen into the Deadbeat Voter Zone.

Posted by DarinRG on Wednesday, 06.8.16 @ 01:54am


Frank Zappa And The Mothers Of Invention - Hot Rats (1969)-15
Duke Ellington - At Newport (1956)-14
The Yardbirds - The Yardbirds (Roger the Engineer) (1966)-13
The Kinks - Something Else By The Kinks (1967)-12
Procol Harum - Procol Harum (1967)-11
John Coltrane - A Love Supreme (1965)-10
Ennio Morricone - The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (1966)-9
John Coltrane - My Favorite Things (1961)-8
The Meters - Look-Ka Py Py (1969)-7
Cream - Fresh Cream (1966)-6
The Jimi Hendrix Experience - Axis: Bold As Love (1967)-5
Grateful Dead - Live/Dead (1969)-4
Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band - Trout Mask Replica (1969)-3
The Beach Boys - Summer Days (And Summer Nights!!) (1965)-2
Albert King - Born Under a Bad Sign (1967)

Posted by Tom H. on Wednesday, 06.8.16 @ 05:50am


Booker T. & The M.G.'s - Green Onions (1962)- 15
Procol Harum - Procol Harum (1967)- 14
The Beatles - With The Beatles (1963)- 13
Buffalo Springfield - Buffalo Springfield Again (1967)- 12
The Meters - Look-Ka Py Py (1969)- 11
John Coltrane - A Love Supreme (1965)- 10
Miles Davis - Birth of the Cool (compilation) (1957)- 9
Grateful Dead - Live/Dead (1969)- 8
Traffic - Mr. Fantasy (1967)- 7
Fats Domino - This is Fats (1957)- 6
Cream - Wheels Of Fire (1968)- 5
Ray Charles - Ray Charles (1957)- 4
Albert King - Born Under a Bad Sign (1967)- 3
Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band - Trout Mask Replica (1969)- 2
Ennio Morricone - The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (1966)- 1

Posted by AlexVoltaire on Wednesday, 06.8.16 @ 06:18am


Howlin' Wolf - Howlin' Wolf (The Rockin' Chair Album) (1962) - 15
Ray Charles - Ray Charles (1957) - 14
Albert King - Born Under a Bad Sign (1967) - 13
Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band - Trout Mask Replica (1969) - 12
Buffalo Springfield - Buffalo Springfield Again (1967) - 11
Frank Zappa And The Mothers Of Invention - Hot Rats (1969) - 10
John Coltrane - A Love Supreme (1965) - 9
Muddy Waters - Folk Singer (1964) - 8
The Meters - Look-Ka Py Py (1969) - 7
Traffic - Mr. Fantasy (1967) - 6
Grateful Dead - Live/Dead (1969) - 5
The Kinks - Something Else By The Kinks (1967) - 4
Cream - Fresh Cream (1966)
The Beach Boys - Summer Days (And Summer Nights!!) (1965) - 2
Fats Domino - This is Fats (1957)

Let's not forgot the great Howlin' Wolf guys...

Posted by Nick on Wednesday, 06.8.16 @ 10:03am


Let's try that again:

Howlin' Wolf - Howlin' Wolf (The Rockin' Chair Album) (1962) - 15
Ray Charles - Ray Charles (1957) - 14
Albert King - Born Under a Bad Sign (1967) - 13
Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band - Trout Mask Replica (1969) - 12
Buffalo Springfield - Buffalo Springfield Again (1967) - 11
Frank Zappa And The Mothers Of Invention - Hot Rats (1969) - 10
John Coltrane - A Love Supreme (1965) - 9
Muddy Waters - Folk Singer (1964) - 8
The Meters - Look-Ka Py Py (1969) - 7
Traffic - Mr. Fantasy (1967) - 6
Grateful Dead - Live/Dead (1969) - 5
The Kinks - Something Else By The Kinks (1967) - 4
Cream - Fresh Cream (1966) - 3
Fats Domino - This is Fats (1957) - 2
The Beach Boys - Summer Days (And Summer Nights!!) (1965) - 1

Let's not forget the great Howlin' Wolf guys...

Posted by Nick on Wednesday, 06.8.16 @ 10:05am


DarinRG - You have 35 current nominees, but it doesn't matter for this group, as nominations are closed for good and the final round of voting (after this one) will be an open vote involving all remaining eligible albums.

Posted by Darren on Wednesday, 06.8.16 @ 23:41pm


The Velvet Underground - The Velvet Underground (1969) - 15
Cream - Wheels Of Fire (1968) - 14
Traffic - Mr. Fantasy (1967) - 13
Cream - Fresh Cream (1966) - 12
The Jimi Hendrix Experience - Axis: Bold As Love (1967) - 11
The Kinks - Something Else By The Kinks (1967) - 10
Miles Davis - Birth of the Cool (compilation) (1957) - 9
Buffalo Springfield - Buffalo Springfield Again (1967) - 8
Procol Harum - Procol Harum (1967) - 7
Bill Haley & His Comets - Rock Around The Clock (1955) - 6
John Coltrane - My Favorite Things (1961) - 5
Bob Dylan - Nashville Skyline (1969) - 4
The Beatles - With The Beatles (1963) - 3
The Vince Guaraldi Trio - A Charlie Brown Christmas (1965) - 2
The Byrds - Younger Than Yesterday (1967) - 1

Posted by Darren on Wednesday, 06.8.16 @ 23:52pm


1. The Velvet Underground - The Velvet Underground (1969) 15 pts
2. Albert King - Born Under a Bad Sign (1967)
3. The Kinks - Something Else By The Kinks (1967)
4. Cream - Fresh Cream (1966)
5. Grateful Dead - Live/Dead (1969)
6. The Byrds - Younger Than Yesterday (1967)
7. Procol Harum - Procol Harum (1967)
8. The Yardbirds - The Yardbirds (Roger the Engineer) (1966)
9. Buffalo Springfield - Buffalo Springfield Again (1967)
10. The Beach Boys - Summer Days (And Summer Nights!!) (1965)
11. Booker T. & The M.G.'s - Green Onions (1962)
12. Ennio Morricone - The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (1966)
13. Otis Redding - Complete and Unbelievable: The Otis Redding Dictionary of Soul (1966)
14. Traffic - Mr. Fantasy (1967)
15. Frank Zappa And The Mothers Of Invention - Hot Rats (1969)

Posted by jtrichey on Thursday, 06.9.16 @ 23:36pm


1. John Coltrane – A Love Supreme (1965) 15
2. John Coltrane – Giant Steps (1960) 14
3. Grateful Dead – Live/Dead (1969) 13
4. Howlin’ Wolf – Howlin’ Wolf (The Rockin’ Chair Album) (1962) 12
5. Frank Zappa – Hot Rats (1969) 11
6. The Jimi Hendrix Experience – Axis: Bold As Love (1967) 10
7. Fats Domino – This Is Fats (1957) 9
8. The Beatles – With The Beatles (1963) 8
9. Cream – Wheels Of Fire (1968) 7
10. Captain Beefheart – Trout Mask Replica (1969) 6
11. Buffalo Springfield – Buffalo Springfield Again (1967) 5
12. Bob Dylan – Nashville Skyline (1969) 4
13. The Byrds – Younger Than Yesterday (1967) 3
14. The Meters – Look-Ka Py Py (1969) 2
15. Duke Ellington – At Newport (1956) 1

Posted by Gassman on Friday, 06.10.16 @ 01:59am


Bill Haley & His Comets - Rock Around The Clock (1955) 15
The Beach Boys - Summer Days (And Summer Nights!!) (1965) 14
Bob Dylan - Nashville Skyline (1969) 13
The Byrds - Younger Than Yesterday (1967) 12
Cream - Wheels Of Fire (1968) 11
The Beatles - With The Beatles (1963) 10
+Phil Spector / Various Artists - A Christmas Gift For You From Phillies Records (1963) 9
Bob Dylan - John Wesley Harding (1967) 8
Traffic - Mr. Fantasy (1967) 7
Procol Harum - Procol Harum (1967) 6
+The Kinks - Something Else By The Kinks (1967) 5
Buffalo Springfield - Buffalo Springfield Again (1967) 4
Cream - Fresh Cream (1966) 3
+The Vince Guaraldi Trio - A Charlie Brown Christmas (1965) 2
Otis Redding - Complete and Unbelievable: The Otis Redding Dictionary of Soul (1966) 1

Posted by Jennifer on Friday, 06.10.16 @ 22:47pm


Initial Ranking voting is now closed.

Here are the final results (let me know ASAP if there are any errors):

Buffalo Springfield - Buffalo Springfield Again (1967) - 47
Procol Harum - Procol Harum (1967) - 47
John Coltrane - A Love Supreme (1965) - 44
The Kinks - Something Else By The Kinks (1967) - 44
Grateful Dead - Live/Dead (1969) - 41
Cream - Wheels Of Fire (1968) - 37
Frank Zappa And The Mothers Of Invention - Hot Rats (1969) - 37
Cream - Fresh Cream (1966) - 36
Traffic - Mr. Fantasy (1967) - 35
The Beatles - With The Beatles (1963) - 34
Albert King - Born Under a Bad Sign (1967) - 31
The Velvet Underground - The Velvet Underground (1969) - 30
Howlin' Wolf - Howlin' Wolf (The Rockin' Chair Album) (1962) - 27
The Meters - Look-Ka Py Py (1969) - 27
The Byrds - Younger Than Yesterday (1967) - 26
The Jimi Hendrix Experience - Axis: Bold As Love (1967) - 26
____________________

Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band - Trout Mask Replica (1969) - 23
The Beach Boys - Summer Days (And Summer Nights!!) (1965) - 23
Bill Haley & His Comets - Rock Around The Clock (1955) - 21
Bob Dylan - Nashville Skyline (1969) - 21
The Yardbirds - The Yardbirds (Roger the Engineer) (1966) - 21
Booker T. & The M.G.'s - Green Onions (1962) - 20
Miles Davis - Birth of the Cool (compilation) (1957) - 18
Ray Charles - Ray Charles (1957) - 18
Fats Domino - This is Fats (1957) - 17
Duke Ellington - At Newport (1956) - 15
Ennio Morricone - The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (1966) - 14
John Coltrane - Giant Steps (1960) - 14
John Coltrane - My Favorite Things (1961) - 13
Phil Spector / Various Artists - A Christmas Gift For You From Phillies Records (1963) - 9
Bob Dylan - John Wesley Harding (1967) - 8
Muddy Waters - Folk Singer (1964) - 8
Otis Redding - Complete and Unbelievable: The Otis Redding Dictionary of Soul (1966) - 4
The Vince Guaraldi Trio - A Charlie Brown Christmas (1965) - 4

Voting is now open for the final rankings.

The following 16 albums have been qualified to be ranked between #71 and #86 (there will be 14 albums ranked in the final round) in the pre-1970 rankings:

Albert King - Born Under a Bad Sign (1967)
Buffalo Springfield - Buffalo Springfield Again (1967)
Cream - Fresh Cream (1966)
Cream - Wheels Of Fire (1968)
Frank Zappa And The Mothers Of Invention - Hot Rats (1969)
Grateful Dead - Live/Dead (1969)
Howlin' Wolf - Howlin' Wolf (The Rockin' Chair Album) (1962)
John Coltrane - A Love Supreme (1965)
Procol Harum - Procol Harum (1967)
The Beatles - With The Beatles (1963)
The Byrds - Younger Than Yesterday (1967)
The Jimi Hendrix Experience - Axis: Bold As Love (1967)
The Kinks - Something Else By The Kinks (1967)
The Meters - Look-Ka Py Py (1969)
The Velvet Underground - The Velvet Underground (1969)
Traffic - Mr. Fantasy (1967)


To participate in the final rankings, rank all 16 albums in order of preference. The highest-ranked song gets 16 points, the second-highest 15 and so on.

In the event of a tie, the first tiebreaker is the album's score in this round's initial ranking. The second tiebreaker is determined by giving one point to each album for being the highest-ranked album on each individual's final ranking this round. The third tiebreaker is the same as the second tiebreaker, except for using the initial rankings. If the tie still isn't resolved, there will be a head-to-head tiebreaker vote after the conclusion of all rankings in the project.

There will be two days of final rankings.

Final rankings will end at 10 PM Central on Sunday the 12th.

Posted by Darren on Friday, 06.10.16 @ 23:42pm


The Velvet Underground - The Velvet Underground (1969) - 16
Cream - Wheels Of Fire (1968) - 15
Traffic - Mr. Fantasy (1967) - 14
Cream - Fresh Cream (1966) - 13
The Jimi Hendrix Experience - Axis: Bold As Love (1967) - 12
The Kinks - Something Else By The Kinks (1967) - 11
Buffalo Springfield - Buffalo Springfield Again (1967) - 10
Procol Harum - Procol Harum (1967) - 9
The Beatles - With The Beatles (1963) - 8
The Byrds - Younger Than Yesterday (1967) - 7
Grateful Dead - Live/Dead (1969) - 6
John Coltrane - A Love Supreme (1965) - 5
Albert King - Born Under a Bad Sign (1967) - 4
Frank Zappa And The Mothers Of Invention - Hot Rats (1969) - 3
Howlin' Wolf - Howlin' Wolf (The Rockin' Chair Album) (1962) - 2
The Meters - Look-Ka Py Py (1969) - 1

Posted by Darren on Friday, 06.10.16 @ 23:45pm


Buffalo Springfield - Buffalo Springfield Again (1967)- 16
Procol Harum - Procol Harum (1967)- 15
John Coltrane - A Love Supreme (1965)- 14
The Beatles - With The Beatles (1963)- 13
The Meters - Look-Ka Py Py (1969)- 12
Albert King - Born Under a Bad Sign (1967)- 11
Grateful Dead - Live/Dead (1969)- 10
Howlin' Wolf - Howlin' Wolf (The Rockin' Chair Album) (1962)- 9
Traffic - Mr. Fantasy (1967)- 8
Cream - Wheels Of Fire (1968)- 7
Cream - Fresh Cream (1966)- 6
The Kinks - Something Else By The Kinks (1967)- 5
The Jimi Hendrix Experience - Axis: Bold As Love (1967)- 4
The Byrds - Younger Than Yesterday (1967)- 3
Frank Zappa And The Mothers Of Invention - Hot Rats (1969)- 2
The Velvet Underground - The Velvet Underground (1969)- 1

Posted by AlexVoltaire on Saturday, 06.11.16 @ 08:43am


1. The Velvet Underground - The Velvet Underground (1969) 16 pts
2. Albert King - Born Under a Bad Sign (1967)
3. The Kinks - Something Else By The Kinks (1967)
4. Cream - Fresh Cream (1966)
5. Grateful Dead - Live/Dead (1969)
6. The Byrds - Younger Than Yesterday (1967)
7. Procol Harum - Procol Harum (1967)
8. Buffalo Springfield - Buffalo Springfield Again (1967)
9. Traffic - Mr. Fantasy (1967)
10. Frank Zappa And The Mothers Of Invention - Hot Rats (1969)
11. The Jimi Hendrix Experience - Axis: Bold As Love (1967)
12. John Coltrane - A Love Supreme (1965)
13. The Beatles - With The Beatles (1963)
14. Cream - Wheels Of Fire (1968)
15. Howlin' Wolf - Howlin' Wolf (The Rockin' Chair Album) (1962)
16. The Meters - Look-Ka Py Py (1969)

Posted by jtrichey on Saturday, 06.11.16 @ 10:49am


Frank Zappa and the Mothers of Invention- Hot Rats (1969)-16
Procol Harum- Procol Harum (1967)-15
John Coltrane - A Love Supreme (1965)-14
The Kinks - Something Else By The Kinks (1967)-13
Albert King - Born Under a Bad Sign (1967)-12
Cream - Fresh Cream (1966)-11
The Byrds - Younger Than Yesterday (1967)-10
Grateful Dead - Live/Dead (1969)-9
The Velvet Underground - The Velvet Underground (1969)-8
The Jimi Hendrix Experience - Axis: Bold As Love (1967)-7
Cream - Wheels Of Fire (1968)-6
Traffic - Mr. Fantasy (1967)-5
The Meters - Look-Ka Py Py (1969)-4
Buffalo Springfield - Buffalo Springfield Again (1967)-3
Howlin' Wolf - Howlin' Wolf (The Rockin' Chair Album) (1962)-2
The Beatles - With The Beatles (1963)-1

Posted by Tom H. on Saturday, 06.11.16 @ 12:02pm


The Velvet Underground - The Velvet Underground (1969)16
Howlin' Wolf - Howlin' Wolf (The Rockin' Chair Album) (1962)15
John Coltrane - A Love Supreme (1965)14
Albert King - Born Under a Bad Sign (1967)13
Frank Zappa And The Mothers Of Invention - Hot Rats (1969)12
The Jimi Hendrix Experience - Axis: Bold As Love (1967)11
The Meters - Look-Ka Py Py (1969)10
Cream - Wheels Of Fire (1968)9
Procol Harum - Procol Harum (1967)8
Grateful Dead - Live/Dead (1969)7
Cream - Fresh Cream (1966)6
Traffic - Mr. Fantasy (1967)5
Buffalo Springfield - Buffalo Springfield Again (1967)4
The Byrds - Younger Than Yesterday (1967)3
The Kinks - Something Else By The Kinks (1967)2
The Beatles - With The Beatles (1963)1

Posted by DarinRG on Saturday, 06.11.16 @ 17:15pm


Howlin' Wolf - Howlin' Wolf (The Rockin' Chair Album) (1962) - 16
Albert King - Born Under a Bad Sign (1967) - 15
Buffalo Springfield - Buffalo Springfield Again (1967) - 14
Cream - Fresh Cream (1966) - 13
Frank Zappa and the Mothers of Invention- Hot Rats (1969) - 12
Traffic - Mr. Fantasy (1967) - 11
The Kinks - Something Else By The Kinks (1967) - 10
John Coltrane - A Love Supreme (1965) - 9
Procol Harum- Procol Harum (1967) - 8
The Byrds - Younger Than Yesterday (1967) - 7
The Velvet Underground - The Velvet Underground (1969) - 6
The Jimi Hendrix Experience - Axis: Bold As Love (1967) - 5
Grateful Dead - Live/Dead (1969) - 4
Cream - Wheels Of Fire (1968) - 3
The Meters - Look-Ka Py Py (1969) - 2
The Beatles - With The Beatles (1963) - 1

Posted by Nick on Sunday, 06.12.16 @ 09:17am


The Beatles - With The Beatles (1963) 16
The Byrds - Younger Than Yesterday (1967) 15
Cream - Wheels Of Fire (1968) 14
Traffic - Mr. Fantasy (1967) 13
The Kinks - Something Else By The Kinks (1967) 12
Buffalo Springfield - Buffalo Springfield Again (1967) 11
Procol Harum - Procol Harum (1967) 10
The Jimi Hendrix Experience - Axis: Bold As Love (1967) 9
Grateful Dead - Live/Dead (1969) 8
Cream - Fresh Cream (1966) 7
Albert King - Born Under a Bad Sign (1967) 6
Howlin' Wolf - Howlin' Wolf (The Rockin' Chair Album) (1962) 5
The Velvet Underground - The Velvet Underground (1969) 4
John Coltrane - A Love Supreme (1965) 3
The Meters - Look-Ka Py Py (1969) 2
Frank Zappa And The Mothers Of Invention - Hot Rats (1969) 1

Posted by Jennifer on Sunday, 06.12.16 @ 20:53pm


Final Rankings are now closed.

Here are the final results (let me know ASAP if there are any errors):

Albert King - Born Under a Bad Sign (1967) - 76
Procol Harum - Procol Harum (1967) - 75
Cream - Fresh Cream (1966) - 69

Buffalo Springfield - Buffalo Springfield Again (1967) - 67 (47 Points In Initial Rankings)
The Kinks - Something Else By The Kinks (1967) - 67 (44 Points In Initial Rankings)
The Velvet Underground - The Velvet Underground (1969) - 67 (30 Points In Initial Rankings)

John Coltrane - A Love Supreme (1965) - 64 (44 Points In Initial Rankings)
Traffic - Mr. Fantasy (1967) - 64 (35 Points In Initial Rankings)

Cream - Wheels Of Fire (1968) - 57

Grateful Dead - Live/Dead (1969) - 56 (41 Points In Initial Rankings)
The Byrds - Younger Than Yesterday (1967) - 56 (26 Points In Initial Rankings)

The Jimi Hendrix Experience - Axis: Bold As Love (1967) - 54
Frank Zappa And The Mothers Of Invention - Hot Rats (1969) - 53
Howlin' Wolf - Howlin' Wolf (The Rockin' Chair Album) (1962) - 51
The Beatles - With The Beatles (1963) - 44
The Meters - Look-Ka Py Py (1969) - 32


Here are the updated rankings for each group:

Top 100 Overall

1. The Beatles - Sgt. Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band (1967)
2. Pink Floyd - Dark Side of the Moon (1973)
3. The Beach Boys - Pet Sounds (1966)
4. Led Zeppelin - Untitled (Led Zeppelin IV/ZOSO) (1971)
5. Nirvana - Nevermind (1991)
6. Michael Jackson - Thriller (1982)
7. Bob Dylan - Highway 61 Revisited (1965)
8. The Beatles - Revolver [UK] (1966)
9. The Doors - The Doors (1967)
10. The Beatles - Rubber Soul [UK] (1965)
11. The Jimi Hendrix Experience - Are You Experienced (1967)
12. The Clash - London Calling (1979)
13. The Beatles - Abbey Road (1969)
14. David Bowie - The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From Mars (1972)
15. U2 - The Joshua Tree (1987)
16. The Who - Who's Next (1971)
17. Prince & the Revolution - Purple Rain (1984)
18. Fleetwood Mac - Rumours (1977)
19. Marvin Gaye - What's Going On (1971)
20. Radiohead - OK Computer (1997)
21. Guns N' Roses - Appetite For Destruction (1987)
22. Pink Floyd - The Wall (1979)
23. Black Sabbath - Paranoid (1970)
24. Public Enemy - It Takes A Nation Of Millions To Hold Us Back (1988)
25. The Moody Blues - Days of Future Passed (1967)
26. The Beatles - The Beatles (1968)
27. Led Zeppelin - Led Zeppelin II (1969)
28. Bruce Springsteen - Born To Run (1975)
29. The Velvet Underground - The Velvet Underground And Nico (1967)
30. Carole King - Tapestry (1971)
31. The Rolling Stones - Exile On Main St. (1972)
32. Bob Dylan - Blonde On Blonde (1966)
33. Stevie Wonder - Songs in the Key of Life (1976)
34. Pearl Jam - Ten (1991)
35. Pink Floyd - Wish You Were Here (1975)
36. Ramones - Ramones (1976)
37. AC/DC - Back In Black (1980)
38. Bruce Springsteen - Born In The U.S.A. (1984)
39. N.W.A - Straight Outta Compton (1988)
40. R.E.M. - Automatic For The People (1992)
41. Miles Davis - Kind of Blue (1959)
42. Bob Marley & The Wailers - Exodus (1977)
43. U2 - Achtung Baby (1991)
44. Talking Heads - Remain In Light (1980)
45. Smashing Pumpkins - Mellon Collie And The Infinite Sadness (1995)
46. Simon & Garfunkel - Bridge Over Troubled Water (1970)
47. The Rolling Stones - Let it Bleed (1969)
48. Joni Mitchell - Blue (1971)
49. The Rolling Stones - Sticky Fingers (1971)
50. Van Morrison - Moondance (1970)
51. John Lennon - Imagine (1971)
52. The Eagles - Hotel California (1976)
53. Nine Inch Nails - The Downward Spiral (1994)
54. Kanye West - My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy (2010)
55. Curtis Mayfield - Superfly (1972)
56. Stevie Wonder - Innervisions (1973)
57. Kraftwerk - Autobahn (1974)
58. Johnny Cash - Johnny Cash At Folsom Prison (1968)
59. Bob Dylan - The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan (1963)
60. David Bowie - Hunky Dory (1971)
61. James Brown - Live At The Apollo (1963)
62. The Band - Music From Big Pink (1968)
63. Van Morrison - Astral Weeks (1968)
64. Metallica - Master of Puppets (1986)
65. T. Rex - Electric Warrior (1971)
66. The Doors - L.A. Woman (1971)
67. Peter Gabriel - So (1986)
68. Led Zeppelin - Physical Graffiti (1975)
69. George Harrison - All Things Must Pass (1970)
70. Led Zeppelin - Led Zeppelin (1969)
71. The Who - Tommy (1969)
72. Metallica - Metallica (The Black Album) (1991)
73. Neil Young - Harvest (1972)
74. Elton John - Goodbye Yellow Brick Road (1973)
75. Arcade Fire - The Suburbs (2010)
76. Bee Gees & Various Artists - Saturday Night Fever: The Original Movie Sound Track (1977)
77. Beastie Boys - Licensed To Ill (1986)
78. R.E.M. - Document (1987)
79. Red Hot Chili Peppers - Blood Sugar Sex Magik (1991)
80. Dr. Dre - The Chronic (1992)
81. The Zombies - Odessey And Oracle (1968)
82. The Smiths - The Queen is Dead (1986)
83. Cream - Disraeli Gears (1967)
84. Alanis Morissette - Jagged Little Pill (1995)
85. Creedence Clearwater Revival - Cosmo's Factory (1970)
86. Queen - A Night At The Opera (1975)
87. Green Day - American Idiot (2004)
88. Sly & The Family Stone - Stand! (1969)
89. Beck - Odelay (1996)
90. Tom Petty - Full Moon Fever (1989)
91. Oasis - (What's The Story) Morning Glory? (1995)
92. Prince & the Revolution - 1999 (1982)
93. Green Day - Dookie (1994)
94. Aretha Franklin - I Never Loved A Man The Way I Love You (1967)
95. Pearl Jam - Vs. (1993)
96. Smashing Pumpkins - Siamese Dream (1993)
97. Buddy Holly & The Crickets - The "Chirping" Crickets (1957)
98. The Rolling Stones - Beggars Banquet (1968)
99. Aerosmith - Toys In The Attic (1975)
100. Adele - 21 (2011)


Pre-1970

1. The Beatles - Sgt. Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band (1967)
2. The Beach Boys - Pet Sounds (1966)
3. Bob Dylan - Highway 61 Revisited (1965)
4. The Beatles - Revolver [UK] (1966)
5. The Doors - The Doors (1967)
6. The Beatles - Rubber Soul [UK] (1965)
7. The Jimi Hendrix Experience - Are You Experienced (1967)
8. The Beatles - Abbey Road (1969)
9. The Moody Blues - Days of Future Passed (1967)
10. The Beatles - The Beatles (1968)
11. Led Zeppelin - Led Zeppelin II (1969)
12. The Velvet Underground - The Velvet Underground And Nico (1967)
13. Bob Dylan - Blonde On Blonde (1966)
14. Miles Davis - Kind of Blue (1959)
15. The Rolling Stones - Let it Bleed (1969)
16. Johnny Cash - Johnny Cash At Folsom Prison (1968)
17. Bob Dylan - The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan (1963)
18. James Brown - Live At The Apollo (1963)
19. The Band - Music From Big Pink (1968)
20. Van Morrison - Astral Weeks (1968)
21. Led Zeppelin - Led Zeppelin (1969)
22. The Who - Tommy (1969)
23. The Zombies - Odessey And Oracle (1968)
24. Cream - Disraeli Gears (1967)
25. Sly & The Family Stone - Stand! (1969)
26. Aretha Franklin - I Never Loved A Man The Way I Love You (1967)
27. Buddy Holly & The Crickets - The "Chirping" Crickets (1957)
28. The Rolling Stones - Beggars Banquet (1968)
29. Jefferson Airplane - Surrealistic Pillow (1967)
30. Ray Charles - Modern Sounds in Country and Western Music (1962)
31. MC5 - Kick Out The Jams (1969)
32. The Doors - Strange Days (1967)
33. Bob Dylan - Bringing It All Back Home (1965)
34. Crosby, Stills & Nash - Crosby, Stills & Nash (1969)
35. Elvis Presley - Elvis Presley (1956)
36. The Jimi Hendrix Experience - Electric Ladyland (1968)
37. Love - Forever Changes (1967)
38. Bob Dylan - The Times They Are a-Changin' (1964)
39. Santana - Santana (1969)
40. The Kinks - The Kinks Are The Village Green Preservation Society (1968)
41. The Mothers of Invention - Freak Out! (1966)
42. King Crimson - In the Court of the Crimson King (1969)
43. The Beatles - A Hard Day's Night [UK] (1964)
44. Simon & Garfunkel - Bookends (1968)
45. The Beatles - Help! [UK] (1965)
46. Dusty Springfield - Dusty in Memphis (1969)
47 (tie). Big Brother and the Holding Company - Cheap Thrills (1968)
47 (tie). Creedence Clearwater Revival - Green River (1969)
49. Creedence Clearwater Revival - Willy and the Poor Boys (1969)
50. The Doors - Waiting For The Sun (1968)
51. The Stooges - The Stooges (1969)
52. Neil Young & Crazy Horse - Everybody Knows This is Nowhere (1969)
53. Otis Redding - Otis Blue: Otis Redding Sings Soul (1965)
54. Bo Diddley - Bo Diddley (1958)
55. The Flying Burrito Brothers - The Gilded Palace Of Sin (1969)
56. Simon & Garfunkel - Parsley, Sage, Rosemary, And Thyme (1966)
57. Etta James - At Last! (1961)
58. Aretha Franklin - Aretha: Lady Soul (1968)
59. Muddy Waters - At Newport 1960 (1960)
60. Chicago - Chicago Transit Authority (1969)
61. Chuck Berry - Is On Top (1959)
62. Peter, Paul and Mary - Peter, Paul and Mary (1962)
63. The Beatles - Magical Mystery Tour [US] (1967)
64. The Who - The Who Sell Out (1967)
65. The Byrds - Mr. Tambourine Man (1965)
66. The Beatles - Please Please Me (1963)
67. The Who - My Generation [UK] (1965)
68. Frank Sinatra - In The Wee Small Hours (1955)
69. The Byrds - Sweetheart Of The Rodeo (1968)
70. Little Richard - Here's Little Richard (1957)
71. Albert King - Born Under a Bad Sign (1967)
72. Procol Harum - Procol Harum (1967)
73. Cream - Fresh Cream (1966)
74. Buffalo Springfield - Buffalo Springfield Again (1967)
75. The Kinks - Something Else By The Kinks (1967)
76. The Velvet Underground - The Velvet Underground (1969)
77. John Coltrane - A Love Supreme (1965)
78. Traffic - Mr. Fantasy (1967)
79. Cream - Wheels Of Fire (1968)
80. Grateful Dead - Live/Dead (1969)
81. The Byrds - Younger Than Yesterday (1967)
82. The Jimi Hendrix Experience - Axis: Bold As Love (1967)
83. Frank Zappa And The Mothers Of Invention - Hot Rats (1969)
84. Howlin' Wolf - Howlin' Wolf (The Rockin' Chair Album) (1962)
85. The Beatles - With The Beatles (1963)
86. The Meters - Look-Ka Py Py (1969)


1970s

1. Pink Floyd - Dark Side of the Moon (1973)
2. Led Zeppelin - Untitled (Led Zeppelin IV/ZOSO) (1971)
3. The Clash - London Calling (1979)
4. David Bowie - The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From Mars (1972)
5. The Who - Who's Next (1971)
6. Fleetwood Mac - Rumours (1977)
7. Marvin Gaye - What's Going On (1971)
8. Pink Floyd - The Wall (1979)
9. Black Sabbath - Paranoid (1970)
10. Bruce Springsteen - Born To Run (1975)
11. Carole King - Tapestry (1971)
12. The Rolling Stones - Exile On Main St. (1972)
13. Stevie Wonder - Songs in the Key of Life (1976)
14. Pink Floyd - Wish You Were Here (1975)
15. Ramones - Ramones (1976)
16. Bob Marley & The Wailers - Exodus (1977)
17. Simon & Garfunkel - Bridge Over Troubled Water (1970)
18. Joni Mitchell - Blue (1971)
19. The Rolling Stones - Sticky Fingers (1971)
20. Van Morrison - Moondance (1970)
21. John Lennon - Imagine (1971)
22. The Eagles - Hotel California (1976)
23. Curtis Mayfield - Superfly (1972)
24. Stevie Wonder - Innervisions (1973)
25. Kraftwerk - Autobahn (1974)
26. David Bowie - Hunky Dory (1971)
27. T. Rex - Electric Warrior (1971)
28. The Doors - L.A. Woman (1971)
29. Led Zeppelin - Physical Graffiti (1975)
30. George Harrison - All Things Must Pass (1970)
31. Neil Young - Harvest (1972)
32. Elton John - Goodbye Yellow Brick Road (1973)
33. Bee Gees & Various Artists - Saturday Night Fever: The Original Movie Sound Track (1977)
34. Creedence Clearwater Revival - Cosmo's Factory (1970)
35. Queen - A Night At The Opera (1975)
36. Aerosmith - Toys In The Attic (1975)


1980s

1. Michael Jackson - Thriller (1982)
2. U2 - The Joshua Tree (1987)
3. Prince & the Revolution - Purple Rain (1984)
4. Guns N' Roses - Appetite For Destruction (1987)
5. Public Enemy - It Takes A Nation Of Millions To Hold Us Back (1988)
6. AC/DC - Back In Black (1980)
7. Bruce Springsteen - Born In The U.S.A. (1984)
8. N.W.A - Straight Outta Compton (1988)
9. Talking Heads - Remain In Light (1980)
10. Metallica - Master of Puppets (1986)
11. Peter Gabriel - So (1986)
12. Beastie Boys - Licensed To Ill (1986)
13. R.E.M. - Document (1987)
14. The Smiths - The Queen is Dead (1986)
15. Tom Petty - Full Moon Fever (1989)
16. Prince & the Revolution - 1999 (1982)


1990s

1. Nirvana - Nevermind (1991)
2. Radiohead - OK Computer (1997)
3. Pearl Jam - Ten (1991)
4. R.E.M. - Automatic For The People (1992)
5. U2 - Achtung Baby (1991)
6. Smashing Pumpkins - Mellon Collie And The Infinite Sadness (1995)
7. Nine Inch Nails - The Downward Spiral (1994)
8. Metallica - Metallica (The Black Album) (1991)
9. Red Hot Chili Peppers - Blood Sugar Sex Magik (1991)
10. Dr. Dre - The Chronic (1992)
11. Alanis Morissette - Jagged Little Pill (1995)
12. Beck - Odelay (1996)
13. Oasis - (What's The Story) Morning Glory? (1995)
14. Green Day - Dookie (1994)
15. Pearl Jam - Vs. (1993)
16. Smashing Pumpkins - Siamese Dream (1993)


2000-2015

1. Kanye West - My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy (2010)
2. Arcade Fire - The Suburbs (2010)
3. Green Day - American Idiot (2004)
4. Adele - 21 (2011)


Initial rankings for Round 5 are now open. This is the final round for ranking in the pre-1970 rankings. All 44 remaining eligible albums will be eligible for the Initial Rankings.

Here are the 44 remaining elgible albums:

B.B. King - Live at the Regal (1965)
Bill Haley & His Comets - Rock Around The Clock (1955)
Billie Holiday - Lady in Satin (1958)
Bob Dylan - John Wesley Harding (1967)
Bob Dylan - Nashville Skyline (1969)
Booker T. & The M.G.'s - Green Onions (1962)
Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band - Trout Mask Replica (1969)
Dave Brubeck - Time Out (1959)
Dick Dale and His Del-Tones - Surfer's Choice (1962)
Duke Ellington - At Newport (1956)
Ennio Morricone - The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (1966)
Fats Domino - This is Fats (1957)
Herb Alpert & The Tijuana Brass - Whipped Cream & Other Delights (1965)
Jefferson Airplane - Volunteers (1969)
John Coltrane - Giant Steps (1960)
John Coltrane - My Favorite Things (1961)
Leonard Cohen - Songs Of Leonard Cohen (1967)
Miles Davis - Birth of the Cool (compilation) (1957)
Miles Davis - Sketches of Spain (1960)
Muddy Waters - Folk Singer (1964)
Nat "King" Cole - Unforgettable (1954)
Ornette Coleman - The Shape of Jazz To Come (1959)
Otis Redding - Complete and Unbelievable: The Otis Redding Dictionary of Soul (1966)
Phil Spector / Various Artists - A Christmas Gift For You From Phillies Records (1963)
Pink Floyd - Piper At The Gates Of Dawn (1967)
Ray Charles - Ray Charles (1957)
Ray Charles - The Genius of Ray Charles (1959)
Robert Johnson - King of the Delta Blues Singers (1961)
Silver Apples - Silver Apples (1968)
The Band - The Band (1969)
The Beach Boys - All Summer Long (1964)
The Beach Boys - Summer Days (And Summer Nights!!) (1965)
The Beach Boys - The Beach Boys Today! (1965)
The Everly Brothers - The Everly Brothers (1958)
The Kinks - Arthur (Or the Decline and Fall of the British Empire) (1969)
The Mamas And The Papas - If You Can Believe Your Eyes And Ears (1966)
The Paul Butterfield Blues Band - East-West (1966)
The Paul Butterfield Blues Band - The Paul Butterfield Blues Band (1965)
The Supremes - Where Did Our Love Go (1964)
The Vince Guaraldi Trio - A Charlie Brown Christmas (1965)
The Yardbirds - The Yardbirds (Roger the Engineer) (1966)
Thelonious Monk - Monk's Dream (1962)
Various Artists - The Sound of Music Soundtrack (1965)
Woody Guthrie - Dust Bowl Ballads (1940)


To participate in the initial rankings, select 20 albums from the eligible list and rank them in order of preference. The highest-ranked song will receive 20 points, the second-highest 19 and so on.

The 14 albums (with more possible in the event of a tie) that receive the most points will be qualified for the final rankings.

There will be 3 days of initial ranking.

Initial ranking will end at 10 PM Central on Wednesday the 15th.

Posted by Darren on Sunday, 06.12.16 @ 23:30pm


The Supremes - Where Did Our Love Go (1964) - 20
The Kinks - Arthur (Or the Decline and Fall of the British Empire) (1969) - 19
Various Artists - The Sound of Music Soundtrack (1965) - 18
Jefferson Airplane - Volunteers (1969) - 17
Miles Davis - Birth of the Cool (compilation) (1957) - 16
The Mamas And The Papas - If You Can Believe Your Eyes And Ears (1966) - 15
Ray Charles - The Genius of Ray Charles (1959) - 14
The Everly Brothers - The Everly Brothers (1958) - 13
Leonard Cohen - Songs Of Leonard Cohen (1967) - 12
Bill Haley & His Comets - Rock Around The Clock (1955) - 11
John Coltrane - My Favorite Things (1961) - 10
Bob Dylan - Nashville Skyline (1969) - 9
The Band - The Band - 8
The Vince Guaraldi Trio - A Charlie Brown Christmas (1965) - 7
Herb Alpert & The Tijuana Brass - Whipped Cream & Other Delights (1965) - 6
Ray Charles - Ray Charles (1957) - 5
Otis Redding - Complete and Unbelievable: The Otis Redding Dictionary of Soul (1966) - 4
Woody Guthrie - Dust Bowl Ballads (1940) - 3
Pink Floyd - Piper At The Gates Of Dawn (1967) - 2
Muddy Waters - Folk Singer (1964) - 1

Posted by Darren on Sunday, 06.12.16 @ 23:31pm


1. Booker T. & The M.G.'s - Green Onions (1962) 20 pts
2. The Yardbirds - The Yardbirds (Roger the Engineer) (1966)
3. The Kinks - Arthur (Or the Decline and Fall of the British Empire) (1969)
4. Otis Redding - Complete and Unbelievable: The Otis Redding Dictionary of Soul (1966)
5. Ennio Morricone - The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (1966)
6. Duke Ellington - At Newport (1956)
7. Dick Dale and His Del-Tones - Surfer's Choice (1962)
8. The Band - The Band (1969)
9. Various Artists - The Sound of Music Soundtrack (1965)
10. The Beach Boys - Summer Days (And Summer Nights!!) (1965)
11. The Supremes - Where Did Our Love Go (1964)
12. John Coltrane - My Favorite Things (1961)
13. Bill Haley & His Comets - Rock Around The Clock (1955)
14. The Paul Butterfield Blues Band - The Paul Butterfield Blues Band (1965)
15. The Beach Boys - All Summer Long (1964)
16. John Coltrane - Giant Steps (1960)
17. Ray Charles - Ray Charles (1957)
18. Bob Dylan - Nashville Skyline (1969)
19. Muddy Waters - Folk Singer (1964)
20. The Mamas And The Papas - If You Can Believe Your Eyes And Ears (1966)


Posted by jtrichey on Sunday, 06.12.16 @ 23:52pm


Leonard Cohen - Songs Of Leonard Cohen (1967)20
Silver Apples - Silver Apples (1968)19
Ornette Coleman - The Shape of Jazz To Come (1959)18
Robert Johnson - King of the Delta Blues Singers (1961)17
Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band - Trout Mask Replica (1969)16
The Paul Butterfield Blues Band - East-West (1966)15
Thelonious Monk - Monk's Dream (1962)14
Miles Davis - Sketches of Spain (1960)13
John Coltrane - Giant Steps (1960)12
Dave Brubeck - Time Out (1959)11
Muddy Waters - Folk Singer (1964)10
Bob Dylan - Nashville Skyline (1969)9
Billie Holiday - Lady in Satin (1958)8
Woody Guthrie - Dust Bowl Ballads (1940)7
The Paul Butterfield Blues Band - The Paul Butterfield Blues Band (1965)6
Bill Haley & His Comets - Rock Around The Clock (1955)5
Dick Dale and His Del-Tones - Surfer's Choice (1962)4
Pink Floyd - Piper At The Gates Of Dawn (1967)3
Fats Domino - This is Fats (1957)2
Booker T. & The M.G.'s - Green Onions (1962)1

Posted by DarinRG on Monday, 06.13.16 @ 00:03am


Booker T. & The M.G.'s - Green Onions (1962)-20
Woody Guthrie - Dust Bowl Ballads (1940)- 19
Robert Johnson - King of the Delta Blues Singers (1961)- 18
Dave Brubeck - Time Out (1959)- 17
Dick Dale and His Del-Tones - Surfer's Choice (1962)- 16
The Mamas And The Papas - If You Can Believe Your Eyes And Ears (1966)- 15
The Paul Butterfield Blues Band - East-West (1966)- 14
Fats Domino - This is Fats (1957)- 13
Silver Apples - Silver Apples (1968)- 12
Otis Redding - Complete and Unbelievable: The Otis Redding Dictionary of Soul (1966)- 11
Ennio Morricone - The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (1966)- 10
Billie Holiday - Lady in Satin (1958)- 9
Ray Charles - The Genius of Ray Charles (1959)- 8
Bob Dylan - John Wesley Harding (1967)- 7
Phil Spector / Various Artists - A Christmas Gift For You From Phillies Records (1963)- 6
Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band - Trout Mask Replica (1969)- 5
The Kinks - Arthur (Or the Decline and Fall of the British Empire) (1969)- 4
Various Artists - The Sound of Music Soundtrack (1965)- 3
Thelonious Monk - Monk's Dream (1962)- 2
Nat "King" Cole - Unforgettable (1954)- 1

Posted by AlexVoltaire on Monday, 06.13.16 @ 08:13am


1. Robert Johnson – King of Delta Blues Singers (1961) 20
2. John Coltrane – Giant Steps (1960) 19
3. Pink Floyd – Piper At The Gates of Dawn (1967) 18
4. Ornette Coleman – The Shape of Jazz to Come (1959) 17
5. The Band – The Band (1969) 16
6. Leonard Cohen – The Songs of Leonard Cohen (1967) 15
7. Fats Domino – This Is Fats (1957) 14
8. The Beach Boys – The Beach Boys Today! (1965) 13
9. The Mamas And The Papas – If You Can Believe Your Eyes And Ears (1966) 12
10. Miles Davis – Sketches of Spain (1960) 11
11. Captain Beefheart – Trout Mask Replica (1969) 10
12. Bob Dylan – Nashville Skyline (1969) 9
13. Woody Guthrie – Dust Bowl Ballads (1940) 8
14. The Paul Butterfield Blues Band – The Paul Butterfield Blues Band (1965) 7
15. Duke Ellington – At Newport (1956) 6
16. The Beach Boys – Summer Days (And Summer Nights!!) (1965) 5
17. B.B. King – Live At The Regal (1965) 4
18. Bill Haley & His Comets – Rock Around The Clock (1955) 3
19. Ray Charles – Ray Charles (1957) 2
20. The Yardbirds – The Yardbirds (Roger The Engineer) (1966) 1

Posted by Gassman on Tuesday, 06.14.16 @ 16:33pm


The Mamas And The Papas - If You Can Believe Your Eyes And Ears (1966)-20
Thelonious Monk - Monk's Dream (1962)-19
Dave Brubeck - Time Out (1959)-18
Booker T. & The M.G.'s - Green Onions (1962)-17
Duke Ellington - At Newport (1956)-16
Pink Floyd - Piper At The Gates Of Dawn (1967)-15
The Beach Boys - The Beach Boys Today! (1965)-14
Ornette Coleman - The Shape of Jazz To Come (1959)-13
Silver Apples - Silver Apples (1968)-12
John Coltrane - Giant Steps (1960)-11
Dick Dale and His Del-Tones - Surfer's Choice (1962)-10
John Coltrane - My Favorite Things (1961)-9
Ray Charles - Ray Charles (1957)-8
Miles Davis - Sketches of Spain (1960)-7
The Beach Boys - All Summer Long (1964)-6
The Kinks - Arthur (Or the Decline and Fall of the British Empire) (1969)-5
The Yardbirds - The Yardbirds (Roger the Engineer) (1966)-4
The Beach Boys - Summer Days (And Summer Nights!!) (1965)-3
Ennio Morricone - The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (1966)-2
The Paul Butterfield Blues Band - East-West (1966)-1

This was tougher than expected...

Posted by Tom H. on Wednesday, 06.15.16 @ 12:03pm


Ray Charles - Ray Charles (1957) - 20
Robert Johnson - King of the Delta Blues Singers (1961) - 19
B.B. King - Live at the Regal (1965) - 18
Muddy Waters - Folk Singer (1964) - 17
The Supremes - Where Did Our Love Go (1964) - 16
The Band - The Band (1969) - 15
Nat "King" Cole - Unforgettable (1954) - 14
The Paul Butterfield Blues Band - The Paul Butterfield Blues Band (1965) - 13
The Paul Butterfield Blues Band - East-West (1966) - 12
The Mamas And The Papas - If You Can Believe Your Eyes And Ears (1966) - 11
Miles Davis - Birth of the Cool (compilation) (1957) - 10
The Everly Brothers - The Everly Brothers (1958) - 9
Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band - Trout Mask Replica (1969) - 8
Leonard Cohen - Songs Of Leonard Cohen (1967) - 7
Bill Haley & His Comets - Rock Around The Clock (1955) - 6
The Beach Boys - Summer Days (And Summer Nights!!) (1965) - 5
Otis Redding - Complete and Unbelievable: The Otis Redding Dictionary of Soul (1966) - 4
Phil Spector / Various Artists - A Christmas Gift For You From Phillies Records (1963) - 3
Fats Domino - This is Fats (1957) - 2
Booker T. & The M.G.'s - Green Onions (1962) - 1

Posted by Nick on Wednesday, 06.15.16 @ 20:18pm


Initial Ranking voting is now closed.

Here are the final results (let me know ASAP if there are any errors):

Robert Johnson - King of the Delta Blues Singers (1961) - 74
The Mamas And The Papas - If You Can Believe Your Eyes And Ears (1966) - 74
Booker T. & The M.G.'s - Green Onions (1962) - 59
Leonard Cohen - Songs Of Leonard Cohen (1967) - 54
The Band - The Band (1969) - 52
Ornette Coleman - The Shape of Jazz To Come (1959) - 48
John Coltrane - Giant Steps (1960) - 47
Dave Brubeck - Time Out (1959) - 46
The Kinks - Arthur (Or the Decline and Fall of the British Empire) (1969) - 46
The Supremes - Where Did Our Love Go (1964) - 46
Dick Dale and His Del-Tones - Surfer's Choice (1962) - 44
Silver Apples - Silver Apples (1968) - 43
The Paul Butterfield Blues Band - East-West (1966) - 42
Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band - Trout Mask Replica (1969) - 39
Ray Charles - Ray Charles (1957) - 39
____________________

Pink Floyd - Piper At The Gates Of Dawn (1967) - 38
Duke Ellington - At Newport (1956) - 37
Woody Guthrie - Dust Bowl Ballads (1940) - 37
Otis Redding - Complete and Unbelievable: The Otis Redding Dictionary of Soul (1966) - 36
Thelonious Monk - Monk's Dream (1962) - 35
Bill Haley & His Comets - Rock Around The Clock (1955) - 33
The Paul Butterfield Blues Band - The Paul Butterfield Blues Band (1965) - 33
Various Artists - The Sound of Music Soundtrack (1965) - 33
Fats Domino - This is Fats (1957) - 31
Miles Davis - Sketches of Spain (1960) - 31
Bob Dylan - Nashville Skyline (1969) - 30
Muddy Waters - Folk Singer (1964) - 30
Ennio Morricone - The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (1966) - 28
John Coltrane - My Favorite Things (1961) - 28
The Beach Boys - The Beach Boys Today! (1965) - 27
Miles Davis - Birth of the Cool (compilation) (1957) - 26
The Beach Boys - Summer Days (And Summer Nights!!) (1965) - 24
The Yardbirds - The Yardbirds (Roger the Engineer) (1966) - 24
B.B. King - Live at the Regal (1965) - 22
Ray Charles - The Genius of Ray Charles (1959) - 22
The Everly Brothers - The Everly Brothers (1958) - 22
Billie Holiday - Lady in Satin (1958) - 17
Jefferson Airplane - Volunteers (1969) - 17
Nat "King" Cole - Unforgettable (1954) - 15
The Beach Boys - All Summer Long (1964) - 12
Phil Spector / Various Artists - A Christmas Gift For You From Phillies Records (1963) - 9
Bob Dylan - John Wesley Harding (1967) - 7
The Vince Guaraldi Trio - A Charlie Brown Christmas (1965) - 7
Herb Alpert & The Tijuana Brass - Whipped Cream & Other Delights (1965) - 6


Voting is now open for the final rankings.


The following 15 albums have been qualified to be ranked between #87 and #100 in the pre-1970 rankings (the lowest-scoring song won't be ranked):

Booker T. & The M.G.'s - Green Onions (1962)
Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band - Trout Mask Replica (1969)
Dave Brubeck - Time Out (1959)
Dick Dale and His Del-Tones - Surfer's Choice (1962)
John Coltrane - Giant Steps (1960)
Leonard Cohen - Songs Of Leonard Cohen (1967)
Ornette Coleman - The Shape of Jazz To Come (1959)
Ray Charles - Ray Charles (1957)
Robert Johnson - King of the Delta Blues Singers (1961)
Silver Apples - Silver Apples (1968)
The Band - The Band (1969)
The Kinks - Arthur (Or the Decline and Fall of the British Empire) (1969)
The Mamas And The Papas - If You Can Believe Your Eyes And Ears (1966)
The Paul Butterfield Blues Band - East-West (1966)
The Supremes - Where Did Our Love Go (1964)


To participate in the final rankings, rank all 15 albums in order of preference. The highest-ranked song gets 15 points, the second-highest 14 and so on.

In the event of a tie, the first tiebreaker is the album's score in this round's initial ranking. The second tiebreaker is determined by giving one point to each album for being the highest-ranked album on each individual's final ranking this round. The third tiebreaker is the same as the second tiebreaker, except for using the initial rankings. If the tie still isn't resolved, there will be a head-to-head tiebreaker vote after the conclusion of all rankings in the project.

There will be two days of final rankings.

Final rankings will end at 10 PM Central on Friday the 17th.

Posted by Darren on Thursday, 06.16.16 @ 00:03am


The Mamas And The Papas - If You Can Believe Your Eyes And Ears (1966)-15
Dave Brubeck - Time Out (1959)-14
Booker T. & The M.G.'s - Green Onions (1962)-13
Ornette Coleman - The Shape of Jazz To Come (1959)-12
Silver Apples - Silver Apples (1968)-11
John Coltrane - Giant Steps (1960)-10
Dick Dale and His Del-Tones - Surfer's Choice (1962)-9
Ray Charles - Ray Charles (1957)-8
The Kinks - Arthur (Or the Decline and Fall of the British Empire) (1969)-7
Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band - Trout Mask Replica (1969)-6
The Paul Butterfield Blues Band - East-West (1966)-5
The Band - The Band (1969)-4
Leonard Cohen - Songs Of Leonard Cohen (1967)-3
Robert Johnson - King of the Delta Blues Singers (1961)-2
The Supremes - Where Did Our Love Go (1964)-1

Posted by Tom H. on Thursday, 06.16.16 @ 06:36am


Booker T. & The M.G.'s - Green Onions (1962)- 15
The Mamas And The Papas - If You Can Believe Your Eyes And Ears (1966)- 14
Dave Brubeck - Time Out (1959)- 13
Dick Dale and His Del-Tones - Surfer's Choice (1962)- 12
Robert Johnson - King of the Delta Blues Singers (1961)- 11
The Kinks - Arthur (Or the Decline and Fall of the British Empire) (1969)- 10
The Paul Butterfield Blues Band - East-West (1966)- 9
The Band - The Band (1969)- 8
Ray Charles - Ray Charles (1957)- 7
Silver Apples - Silver Apples (1968)- 6
John Coltrane - Giant Steps (1960)- 5
Ornette Coleman - The Shape of Jazz To Come (1959)- 4
Leonard Cohen - Songs Of Leonard Cohen (1967)- 3
Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band - Trout Mask Replica (1969)- 2
The Supremes - Where Did Our Love Go (1964)- 1

Posted by AlexVoltaire on Thursday, 06.16.16 @ 15:53pm


1. Robert Johnson – King of Delta Blues Singers (1961) 15
2. John Coltrane – Giant Steps (1960) 14
3. Ornette Coleman – The Shape of Jazz to Come (1959) 13
4. The Band – The Band (1969) 12
5. Leonard Cohen – The Songs of Leonard Cohen (1967) 11
6. The Mamas And The Papas – If You Can Believe Your Eyes And Ears (1966) 10
7. Captain Beefheart – Trout Mask Replica (1969) 9
8. Ray Charles – Ray Charles (1957) 8
9. The Supremes – Where Did Our Love Go (1964) 7
10. The Paul Butterfield Blues Band – East-West (1966) 6
11. Dick Dale and His Del-Tones – Surfer’s Choice (1962) 5
12. Dave Brubeck – Time Out (1959) 4
13. Booker T. & The M.G.’s – Green Onions (1962) 3
14. Silver Apples – Silver Apples (1968) 2
15. The Kicks – Arthur (Or the Decline and Fall of The British Empire) (1969) 1

Posted by Gassman on Thursday, 06.16.16 @ 17:06pm


Okay, that was brutal...

Leonard Cohen - Songs Of Leonard Cohen (1967)15
Silver Apples - Silver Apples (1968)14
Ornette Coleman - The Shape of Jazz To Come (1959)13
John Coltrane - Giant Steps (1960)12
Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band - Trout Mask Replica (1969)11
Robert Johnson - King of the Delta Blues Singers (1961)10
The Paul Butterfield Blues Band - East-West (1966)9
Dave Brubeck - Time Out (1959)8
Dick Dale and His Del-Tones - Surfer's Choice (1962)7
The Band - The Band (1969)6
Booker T. & The M.G.'s - Green Onions (1962)5
Ray Charles - Ray Charles (1957)4
The Supremes - Where Did Our Love Go (1964)3
The Mamas And The Papas - If You Can Believe Your Eyes And Ears (1966)2
The Kinks - Arthur (Or the Decline and Fall of the British Empire) (1969)1

Posted by DarinRG on Thursday, 06.16.16 @ 18:11pm



1. Booker T. & The M.G.'s - Green Onions (1962) 15 pts
2. The Kinks - Arthur (Or the Decline and Fall of the British Empire) (1969)
3. Dick Dale and His Del-Tones - Surfer's Choice (1962)
4. The Band - The Band (1969)
5. The Supremes - Where Did Our Love Go (1964)
6. The Paul Butterfield Blues Band - East-West
7. John Coltrane - Giant Steps (1960)
8. Ray Charles - Ray Charles (1957)
9. The Mamas And The Papas - If You Can Believe Your Eyes And Ears (1966)
10. Leonard Cohen - Songs Of Leonard Cohen (1967)
11. Robert Johnson - King of the Delta Blues Singers (1961)
12. Dave Brubeck - Time Out (1959)
13. Silver Apples - Silver Apples (1968)14
14. Ornette Coleman - The Shape of Jazz To Come (1959)
15. Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band - Trout Mask Replica (1969)

Posted by jtrichey on Thursday, 06.16.16 @ 23:04pm


The Mamas And The Papas - If You Can Believe Your Eyes And Ears (1966) 15
The Supremes - Where Did Our Love Go (1964) 14
The Kinks - Arthur (Or the Decline and Fall of the British Empire) (1969) 13
Leonard Cohen - Songs Of Leonard Cohen (1967) 12
The Band - The Band (1969) 11
The Paul Butterfield Blues Band - East-West (1966) 10
Robert Johnson - King of the Delta Blues Singers (1961) 9
John Coltrane - Giant Steps (1960) 8
Ray Charles - Ray Charles (1957) 7
Dick Dale and His Del-Tones - Surfer's Choice (1962) 6
Booker T. & The M.G.'s - Green Onions (1962) 5
Silver Apples - Silver Apples (1968) 4
Ornette Coleman - The Shape of Jazz To Come (1959) 3
Dave Brubeck - Time Out (1959) 2
Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band - Trout Mask Replica (1969) 1

Posted by Jennifer on Friday, 06.17.16 @ 22:56pm


The Supremes - Where Did Our Love Go (1964) - 15
The Kinks - Arthur (Or the Decline and Fall of the British Empire) (1969) - 14
The Mamas And The Papas - If You Can Believe Your Eyes And Ears (1966) - 13
Leonard Cohen - Songs Of Leonard Cohen (1967) - 12
The Band - The Band (1969) - 11
Ray Charles - Ray Charles (1957) - 10
Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band - Trout Mask Replica (1969) - 9
Booker T. & The M.G.'s - Green Onions (1962) - 8
John Coltrane - Giant Steps (1960) - 7
Dick Dale and His Del-Tones - Surfer's Choice (1962) - 6
The Paul Butterfield Blues Band - East-West (1966) - 5
Robert Johnson - King of the Delta Blues Singers (1961) - 4
Silver Apples - Silver Apples (1968) - 3
Dave Brubeck - Time Out (1959) - 2
Ornette Coleman - The Shape of Jazz To Come (1959) - 1

Posted by Darren on Saturday, 06.18.16 @ 22:06pm


Final Rankings are now closed.

Here are the final results (let me know ASAP if there are any errors):

The Mamas And The Papas - If You Can Believe Your Eyes And Ears (1966) - 76
John Coltrane - Giant Steps (1960) - 65

Booker T. & The M.G.'s - Green Onions (1962) - 64 (59 Points In Initial Rankings)
The Band - The Band (1969) - 64 (52 Points In Initial Rankings)

Leonard Cohen - Songs Of Leonard Cohen (1967) - 62
The Kinks - Arthur (Or the Decline and Fall of the British Empire) (1969) - 60
Dick Dale and His Del-Tones - Surfer's Choice (1962) - 58
Robert Johnson - King of the Delta Blues Singers (1961) - 56
The Paul Butterfield Blues Band - East-West (1966) - 54

The Supremes - Where Did Our Love Go (1964) - 52 (46 Points In Initial Rankings)
Ray Charles - Ray Charles (1957) - 52 (39 Points In Initial Rankings)

Ornette Coleman - The Shape of Jazz To Come (1959) - 48
Dave Brubeck - Time Out (1959) - 47
Silver Apples - Silver Apples (1968) - 43
Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band - Trout Mask Replica (1969) - 39



Here are the updated rankings for each group:

Top 100 Overall

1. The Beatles - Sgt. Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band (1967)
2. Pink Floyd - Dark Side of the Moon (1973)
3. The Beach Boys - Pet Sounds (1966)
4. Led Zeppelin - Untitled (Led Zeppelin IV/ZOSO) (1971)
5. Nirvana - Nevermind (1991)
6. Michael Jackson - Thriller (1982)
7. Bob Dylan - Highway 61 Revisited (1965)
8. The Beatles - Revolver [UK] (1966)
9. The Doors - The Doors (1967)
10. The Beatles - Rubber Soul [UK] (1965)
11. The Jimi Hendrix Experience - Are You Experienced (1967)
12. The Clash - London Calling (1979)
13. The Beatles - Abbey Road (1969)
14. David Bowie - The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From Mars (1972)
15. U2 - The Joshua Tree (1987)
16. The Who - Who's Next (1971)
17. Prince & the Revolution - Purple Rain (1984)
18. Fleetwood Mac - Rumours (1977)
19. Marvin Gaye - What's Going On (1971)
20. Radiohead - OK Computer (1997)
21. Guns N' Roses - Appetite For Destruction (1987)
22. Pink Floyd - The Wall (1979)
23. Black Sabbath - Paranoid (1970)
24. Public Enemy - It Takes A Nation Of Millions To Hold Us Back (1988)
25. The Moody Blues - Days of Future Passed (1967)
26. The Beatles - The Beatles (1968)
27. Led Zeppelin - Led Zeppelin II (1969)
28. Bruce Springsteen - Born To Run (1975)
29. The Velvet Underground - The Velvet Underground And Nico (1967)
30. Carole King - Tapestry (1971)
31. The Rolling Stones - Exile On Main St. (1972)
32. Bob Dylan - Blonde On Blonde (1966)
33. Stevie Wonder - Songs in the Key of Life (1976)
34. Pearl Jam - Ten (1991)
35. Pink Floyd - Wish You Were Here (1975)
36. Ramones - Ramones (1976)
37. AC/DC - Back In Black (1980)
38. Bruce Springsteen - Born In The U.S.A. (1984)
39. N.W.A - Straight Outta Compton (1988)
40. R.E.M. - Automatic For The People (1992)
41. Miles Davis - Kind of Blue (1959)
42. Bob Marley & The Wailers - Exodus (1977)
43. U2 - Achtung Baby (1991)
44. Talking Heads - Remain In Light (1980)
45. Smashing Pumpkins - Mellon Collie And The Infinite Sadness (1995)
46. Simon & Garfunkel - Bridge Over Troubled Water (1970)
47. The Rolling Stones - Let it Bleed (1969)
48. Joni Mitchell - Blue (1971)
49. The Rolling Stones - Sticky Fingers (1971)
50. Van Morrison - Moondance (1970)
51. John Lennon - Imagine (1971)
52. The Eagles - Hotel California (1976)
53. Nine Inch Nails - The Downward Spiral (1994)
54. Kanye West - My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy (2010)
55. Curtis Mayfield - Superfly (1972)
56. Stevie Wonder - Innervisions (1973)
57. Kraftwerk - Autobahn (1974)
58. Johnny Cash - Johnny Cash At Folsom Prison (1968)
59. Bob Dylan - The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan (1963)
60. David Bowie - Hunky Dory (1971)
61. James Brown - Live At The Apollo (1963)
62. The Band - Music From Big Pink (1968)
63. Van Morrison - Astral Weeks (1968)
64. Metallica - Master of Puppets (1986)
65. T. Rex - Electric Warrior (1971)
66. The Doors - L.A. Woman (1971)
67. Peter Gabriel - So (1986)
68. Led Zeppelin - Physical Graffiti (1975)
69. George Harrison - All Things Must Pass (1970)
70. Led Zeppelin - Led Zeppelin (1969)
71. The Who - Tommy (1969)
72. Metallica - Metallica (The Black Album) (1991)
73. Neil Young - Harvest (1972)
74. Elton John - Goodbye Yellow Brick Road (1973)
75. Arcade Fire - The Suburbs (2010)
76. Bee Gees & Various Artists - Saturday Night Fever: The Original Movie Sound Track (1977)
77. Beastie Boys - Licensed To Ill (1986)
78. R.E.M. - Document (1987)
79. Red Hot Chili Peppers - Blood Sugar Sex Magik (1991)
80. Dr. Dre - The Chronic (1992)
81. The Zombies - Odessey And Oracle (1968)
82. The Smiths - The Queen is Dead (1986)
83. Cream - Disraeli Gears (1967)
84. Alanis Morissette - Jagged Little Pill (1995)
85. Creedence Clearwater Revival - Cosmo's Factory (1970)
86. Queen - A Night At The Opera (1975)
87. Green Day - American Idiot (2004)
88. Sly & The Family Stone - Stand! (1969)
89. Beck - Odelay (1996)
90. Tom Petty - Full Moon Fever (1989)
91. Oasis - (What's The Story) Morning Glory? (1995)
92. Prince & the Revolution - 1999 (1982)
93. Green Day - Dookie (1994)
94. Aretha Franklin - I Never Loved A Man The Way I Love You (1967)
95. Pearl Jam - Vs. (1993)
96. Smashing Pumpkins - Siamese Dream (1993)
97. Buddy Holly & The Crickets - The "Chirping" Crickets (1957)
98. The Rolling Stones - Beggars Banquet (1968)
99. Aerosmith - Toys In The Attic (1975)
100. Adele - 21 (2011)


Pre-1970

1. The Beatles - Sgt. Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band (1967)
2. The Beach Boys - Pet Sounds (1966)
3. Bob Dylan - Highway 61 Revisited (1965)
4. The Beatles - Revolver [UK] (1966)
5. The Doors - The Doors (1967)
6. The Beatles - Rubber Soul [UK] (1965)
7. The Jimi Hendrix Experience - Are You Experienced (1967)
8. The Beatles - Abbey Road (1969)
9. The Moody Blues - Days of Future Passed (1967)
10. The Beatles - The Beatles (1968)
11. Led Zeppelin - Led Zeppelin II (1969)
12. The Velvet Underground - The Velvet Underground And Nico (1967)
13. Bob Dylan - Blonde On Blonde (1966)
14. Miles Davis - Kind of Blue (1959)
15. The Rolling Stones - Let it Bleed (1969)
16. Johnny Cash - Johnny Cash At Folsom Prison (1968)
17. Bob Dylan - The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan (1963)
18. James Brown - Live At The Apollo (1963)
19. The Band - Music From Big Pink (1968)
20. Van Morrison - Astral Weeks (1968)
21. Led Zeppelin - Led Zeppelin (1969)
22. The Who - Tommy (1969)
23. The Zombies - Odessey And Oracle (1968)
24. Cream - Disraeli Gears (1967)
25. Sly & The Family Stone - Stand! (1969)
26. Aretha Franklin - I Never Loved A Man The Way I Love You (1967)
27. Buddy Holly & The Crickets - The "Chirping" Crickets (1957)
28. The Rolling Stones - Beggars Banquet (1968)
29. Jefferson Airplane - Surrealistic Pillow (1967)
30. Ray Charles - Modern Sounds in Country and Western Music (1962)
31. MC5 - Kick Out The Jams (1969)
32. The Doors - Strange Days (1967)
33. Bob Dylan - Bringing It All Back Home (1965)
34. Crosby, Stills & Nash - Crosby, Stills & Nash (1969)
35. Elvis Presley - Elvis Presley (1956)
36. The Jimi Hendrix Experience - Electric Ladyland (1968)
37. Love - Forever Changes (1967)
38. Bob Dylan - The Times They Are a-Changin' (1964)
39. Santana - Santana (1969)
40. The Kinks - The Kinks Are The Village Green Preservation Society (1968)
41. The Mothers of Invention - Freak Out! (1966)
42. King Crimson - In the Court of the Crimson King (1969)
43. The Beatles - A Hard Day's Night [UK] (1964)
44. Simon & Garfunkel - Bookends (1968)
45. The Beatles - Help! [UK] (1965)
46. Dusty Springfield - Dusty in Memphis (1969)
47 (tie). Big Brother and the Holding Company - Cheap Thrills (1968)
47 (tie). Creedence Clearwater Revival - Green River (1969)
49. Creedence Clearwater Revival - Willy and the Poor Boys (1969)
50. The Doors - Waiting For The Sun (1968)
51. The Stooges - The Stooges (1969)
52. Neil Young & Crazy Horse - Everybody Knows This is Nowhere (1969)
53. Otis Redding - Otis Blue: Otis Redding Sings Soul (1965)
54. Bo Diddley - Bo Diddley (1958)
55. The Flying Burrito Brothers - The Gilded Palace Of Sin (1969)
56. Simon & Garfunkel - Parsley, Sage, Rosemary, And Thyme (1966)
57. Etta James - At Last! (1961)
58. Aretha Franklin - Aretha: Lady Soul (1968)
59. Muddy Waters - At Newport 1960 (1960)
60. Chicago - Chicago Transit Authority (1969)
61. Chuck Berry - Is On Top (1959)
62. Peter, Paul and Mary - Peter, Paul and Mary (1962)
63. The Beatles - Magical Mystery Tour [US] (1967)
64. The Who - The Who Sell Out (1967)
65. The Byrds - Mr. Tambourine Man (1965)
66. The Beatles - Please Please Me (1963)
67. The Who - My Generation [UK] (1965)
68. Frank Sinatra - In The Wee Small Hours (1955)
69. The Byrds - Sweetheart Of The Rodeo (1968)
70. Little Richard - Here's Little Richard (1957)
71. Albert King - Born Under a Bad Sign (1967)
72. Procol Harum - Procol Harum (1967)
73. Cream - Fresh Cream (1966)
74. Buffalo Springfield - Buffalo Springfield Again (1967)
75. The Kinks - Something Else By The Kinks (1967)
76. The Velvet Underground - The Velvet Underground (1969)
77. John Coltrane - A Love Supreme (1965)
78. Traffic - Mr. Fantasy (1967)
79. Cream - Wheels Of Fire (1968)
80. Grateful Dead - Live/Dead (1969)
81. The Byrds - Younger Than Yesterday (1967)
82. The Jimi Hendrix Experience - Axis: Bold As Love (1967)
83. Frank Zappa And The Mothers Of Invention - Hot Rats (1969)
84. Howlin' Wolf - Howlin' Wolf (The Rockin' Chair Album) (1962)
85. The Beatles - With The Beatles (1963)
86. The Meters - Look-Ka Py Py (1969)
87. The Mamas And The Papas - If You Can Believe Your Eyes And Ears (1966)
88. John Coltrane - Giant Steps (1960)
89. Booker T. & The M.G.'s - Green Onions (1962)
90. The Band - The Band (1969)
91. Leonard Cohen - Songs Of Leonard Cohen (1967)
92. The Kinks - Arthur (Or the Decline and Fall of the British Empire) (1969)
93. Dick Dale and His Del-Tones - Surfer's Choice (1962)
94. Robert Johnson - King of the Delta Blues Singers (1961)
95. The Paul Butterfield Blues Band - East-West (1966)
96. The Supremes - Where Did Our Love Go (1964)
97. Ray Charles - Ray Charles (1957)
98. Ornette Coleman - The Shape of Jazz To Come (1959)
99. Dave Brubeck - Time Out (1959)
100. Silver Apples - Silver Apples (1968)
101. Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band - Trout Mask Replica (1969)


1970s

1. Pink Floyd - Dark Side of the Moon (1973)
2. Led Zeppelin - Untitled (Led Zeppelin IV/ZOSO) (1971)
3. The Clash - London Calling (1979)
4. David Bowie - The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From Mars (1972)
5. The Who - Who's Next (1971)
6. Fleetwood Mac - Rumours (1977)
7. Marvin Gaye - What's Going On (1971)
8. Pink Floyd - The Wall (1979)
9. Black Sabbath - Paranoid (1970)
10. Bruce Springsteen - Born To Run (1975)
11. Carole King - Tapestry (1971)
12. The Rolling Stones - Exile On Main St. (1972)
13. Stevie Wonder - Songs in the Key of Life (1976)
14. Pink Floyd - Wish You Were Here (1975)
15. Ramones - Ramones (1976)
16. Bob Marley & The Wailers - Exodus (1977)
17. Simon & Garfunkel - Bridge Over Troubled Water (1970)
18. Joni Mitchell - Blue (1971)
19. The Rolling Stones - Sticky Fingers (1971)
20. Van Morrison - Moondance (1970)
21. John Lennon - Imagine (1971)
22. The Eagles - Hotel California (1976)
23. Curtis Mayfield - Superfly (1972)
24. Stevie Wonder - Innervisions (1973)
25. Kraftwerk - Autobahn (1974)
26. David Bowie - Hunky Dory (1971)
27. T. Rex - Electric Warrior (1971)
28. The Doors - L.A. Woman (1971)
29. Led Zeppelin - Physical Graffiti (1975)
30. George Harrison - All Things Must Pass (1970)
31. Neil Young - Harvest (1972)
32. Elton John - Goodbye Yellow Brick Road (1973)
33. Bee Gees & Various Artists - Saturday Night Fever: The Original Movie Sound Track (1977)
34. Creedence Clearwater Revival - Cosmo's Factory (1970)
35. Queen - A Night At The Opera (1975)
36. Aerosmith - Toys In The Attic (1975)


1980s

1. Michael Jackson - Thriller (1982)
2. U2 - The Joshua Tree (1987)
3. Prince & the Revolution - Purple Rain (1984)
4. Guns N' Roses - Appetite For Destruction (1987)
5. Public Enemy - It Takes A Nation Of Millions To Hold Us Back (1988)
6. AC/DC - Back In Black (1980)
7. Bruce Springsteen - Born In The U.S.A. (1984)
8. N.W.A - Straight Outta Compton (1988)
9. Talking Heads - Remain In Light (1980)
10. Metallica - Master of Puppets (1986)
11. Peter Gabriel - So (1986)
12. Beastie Boys - Licensed To Ill (1986)
13. R.E.M. - Document (1987)
14. The Smiths - The Queen is Dead (1986)
15. Tom Petty - Full Moon Fever (1989)
16. Prince & the Revolution - 1999 (1982)


1990s

1. Nirvana - Nevermind (1991)
2. Radiohead - OK Computer (1997)
3. Pearl Jam - Ten (1991)
4. R.E.M. - Automatic For The People (1992)
5. U2 - Achtung Baby (1991)
6. Smashing Pumpkins - Mellon Collie And The Infinite Sadness (1995)
7. Nine Inch Nails - The Downward Spiral (1994)
8. Metallica - Metallica (The Black Album) (1991)
9. Red Hot Chili Peppers - Blood Sugar Sex Magik (1991)
10. Dr. Dre - The Chronic (1992)
11. Alanis Morissette - Jagged Little Pill (1995)
12. Beck - Odelay (1996)
13. Oasis - (What's The Story) Morning Glory? (1995)
14. Green Day - Dookie (1994)
15. Pearl Jam - Vs. (1993)
16. Smashing Pumpkins - Siamese Dream (1993)


2000-2015

1. Kanye West - My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy (2010)
2. Arcade Fire - The Suburbs (2010)
3. Green Day - American Idiot (2004)
4. Adele - 21 (2011)


The Pre-1970 Rankings are now completed. I will post the instructions for the first round of nominations for the 1970 group soon.

Posted by Darren on Sunday, 06.19.16 @ 00:51am


Nominations are now open for the 1st round of ranking in the 1970s group.

Here are the albums from this group that have already been ranked:

1. Pink Floyd - Dark Side of the Moon (1973)
2. Led Zeppelin - Untitled (Led Zeppelin IV/ZOSO) (1971)
3. The Clash - London Calling (1979)
4. David Bowie - The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From Mars (1972)
5. The Who - Who's Next (1971)
6. Fleetwood Mac - Rumours (1977)
7. Marvin Gaye - What's Going On (1971)
8. Pink Floyd - The Wall (1979)
9. Black Sabbath - Paranoid (1970)
10. Bruce Springsteen - Born To Run (1975)
11. Carole King - Tapestry (1971)
12. The Rolling Stones - Exile On Main St. (1972)
13. Stevie Wonder - Songs in the Key of Life (1976)
14. Pink Floyd - Wish You Were Here (1975)
15. Ramones - Ramones (1976)
16. Bob Marley & The Wailers - Exodus (1977)
17. Simon & Garfunkel - Bridge Over Troubled Water (1970)
18. Joni Mitchell - Blue (1971)
19. The Rolling Stones - Sticky Fingers (1971)
20. Van Morrison - Moondance (1970)
21. John Lennon - Imagine (1971)
22. The Eagles - Hotel California (1976)
23. Curtis Mayfield - Superfly (1972)
24. Stevie Wonder - Innervisions (1973)
25. Kraftwerk - Autobahn (1974)
26. David Bowie - Hunky Dory (1971)
27. T. Rex - Electric Warrior (1971)
28. The Doors - L.A. Woman (1971)
29. Led Zeppelin - Physical Graffiti (1975)
30. George Harrison - All Things Must Pass (1970)
31. Neil Young - Harvest (1972)
32. Elton John - Goodbye Yellow Brick Road (1973)
33. Bee Gees & Various Artists - Saturday Night Fever: The Original Movie Sound Track (1977)
34. Creedence Clearwater Revival - Cosmo's Factory (1970)
35. Queen - A Night At The Opera (1975)
36. Aerosmith - Toys In The Attic (1975)


Here are the eligible albums that haven't been ranked yet:

AC/DC - Highway to Hell (1979)
Al Green - Call Me (1973)
Alice Cooper - Billion Dollar Babies (1973)
Alice Cooper - Love it to Death (1971)
Big Star - #1 Record (1972)
Bill Withers - Still Bill (1972)
Billy Joel - 52nd Street (1978)
Billy Joel - The Stranger (1977)
Black Sabbath - Black Sabbath (1970)
Blondie - Parallel Lines (1978)
Bob Dylan - Blood On The Tracks (1975)
Boston - Boston (1976)
Brian Eno - Ambient 1: Music For Airports (1978)
Bruce Springsteen - Darkness on the Edge of Town (1978)
Buzzcocks - Another Music in a Different Kitchen (1978)
Cat Stevens - Tea For The Tillerman (1970)
Cheap Trick - Cheap Trick At Budokan (1978)
Chicago - Chicago (II) (1970)
Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young - Deja Vu (1970)
David Bowie - Aladdin Sane (1973)
David Bowie - Low (1977)
David Bowie - Station To Station (1976)
Deep Purple - Machine Head (1972)
Derek & The Dominos - Layla & Other Assorted Love Songs (1970)
Devo - Q: Are We Not Men? A: We Are Devo! (1978)
Donna Summer - Bad Girls (1979)
Electric Light Orchestra - Out of the Blue (1977)
Elton John - Captain Fantastic and The Brown Dirt Cowboy (1975)
Elvis Costello - My Aim Is True (1977)
Elvis Costello & The Attractions - This Year's Model (1978)
Elvis Presley - The Sun Sessions (1976)
Emerson, Lake & Palmer - Brain Salad Surgery (1974)
Eric Clapton - Slowhand (1977)
Funkadelic - Maggot Brain (1971)
Funkadelic - One Nation Under a Groove (1978)
Gang of Four - Entertainment! (1979)
Genesis - Selling England By the Pound (1973)
Genesis - The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway (1974)
George Harrison - The Concert for Bangladesh (1971)
Gram Parsons - GP (1973)
Gram Parsons - Grievous Angel (1974)
Grateful Dead - American Beauty (1970)
Harry Nilsson - Nilsson Schmilsson (1971)
Heart - Dreamboat Annie (1976)
Iggy Pop - Lust for Life (1977)
Isaac Hayes - Shaft (1971)
Jackson Browne - Late For The Sky (1974)
Jackson Browne - Running On Empty (1977)
James Taylor - Sweet Baby James (1970)
Janis Joplin - Pearl (1971)
Jethro Tull - Aqualung (1971)
Jethro Tull - Thick As A Brick (1972)
John Lennon - John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band (1970)
Joni Mitchell - Court and Spark (1974)
Joy Division - Unknown Pleasures (1979)
KISS - Alive! (1975)
KISS - Destroyer (1976)
Kraftwerk - Trans-Europe Express (1977)
Led Zeppelin - Houses of the Holy (1973)
Linda Ronstadt - Heart Like a Wheel (1974)
Lou Reed - Transformer (1972)
Lynyrd Skynyrd - Pronounced Leh-nerd Skin-nerd (1973)
Mahavishnu Orchestra - The Inner Mounting Flame (1971)
Marvin Gaye - Let's Get It On (1973)
Meat Loaf - Bat Out Of Hell (1977)
Michael Jackson - Off the Wall (1979)
Mike Oldfield - Tubular Bells (1973)
Miles Davis - Bitches Brew (1970)
Neil Young - After the Gold Rush (1970)
New York Dolls - New York Dolls (1973)
Parliament/Funkadelic - Mothership Connection (1975)
Patti Smith - Horses (1975)
Paul McCartney & Wings - Band on the Run (1973)
Paul Simon - Still Crazy After All These Years (1975)
Peter Frampton - Frampton Comes Alive! (1976)
Pink Floyd - Animals (1977)
Roxy Music - Roxy Music (1972)
Rush - 2112 (1976)
Santana - Abraxas (1970)
Sex Pistols - Never Mind The Bollocks, Here's The Sex Pistols (1977)
Sly & The Family Stone - There's A Riot Goin' On (1971)
Steely Dan - Aja (1977)
Steve Miller Band - Fly Like An Eagle (1976)
Stevie Wonder - Fulfillingness' First Finale (1974)
Stevie Wonder - Talking Book (1972)
Suicide - Suicide (1977)
Supertramp - Breakfast in America (1979)
Talking Heads - More Songs About Buildings And Food (1978)
Television - Marquee Moon (1977)
The Allman Brothers Band - At Fillmore East (1971)
The Allman Brothers Band - Eat a Peach (1972)
The Beatles - Let It Be (1970)
The Cars - Candy-O (1979)
The Cars - The Cars (1978)
The Clash - The Clash [US] (1977)
The Doors - Morrison Hotel (1970)
The Eagles - Eagles (1972)
The Jam - All Mods Cons (1978)
The Police - Outlandos d'Amour (1978)
The Rolling Stones - Some Girls (1978)
The Spinners - Spinners (1973)
The Velvet Underground - Loaded (1970)
The Wailers - Burnin' (1973)
The Who - Live At Leeds (1970)
The Who - Quadrophenia (1973)
Throbbing Gristle - 20 Jazz Funk Greats (1979)
Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers - Damn the Torpedoes (1979)
Traffic - The Low Spark of High Heeled Boys (1971)
Van Halen - Van Halen (1978)
War - The World Is A Ghetto (1972)
Warren Zevon - Excitable Boy (1978)
Willie Nelson - Red Headed Stranger (1975)
Yes - Close To The Edge (1972)
Yes - Fragile (1971)
Yes - The Yes Album (1971)


Voters can nominate as many as 50 eligible albums (a minimum of 35 albums is required for your nominations to be counted, in future rounds, a minimum of 20 current nominations will be required for your nominations to be included in the nomination count) for Round 1.

Since this is the first round of nominations for a new vote, there will be 5 days of nominations.

Nominations will end at 10 PM Central on Thursday the 23rd.

Posted by Darren on Sunday, 06.19.16 @ 01:12am


Alice Cooper - Billion Dollar Babies (1973)
Billy Joel - The Stranger (1977)
Blondie - Parallel Lines (1978)
Boston - Boston (1976)
Brian Eno - Ambient 1: Music For Airports (1978)
Bruce Springsteen - Darkness on the Edge of Town (1978)
Cat Stevens - Tea For The Tillerman (1970)
Cheap Trick - Cheap Trick At Budokan (1978)
Chicago - Chicago (II) (1970)
Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young - Deja Vu (1970)
Deep Purple - Machine Head (1972)
Derek & The Dominos - Layla & Other Assorted Love Songs (1970)
Emerson, Lake & Palmer - Brain Salad Surgery (1974)
Eric Clapton - Slowhand (1977)
Genesis - Selling England By the Pound (1973)
Genesis - The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway (1974)
George Harrison - The Concert for Bangladesh (1971)
Grateful Dead - American Beauty (1970)
Harry Nilsson - Nilsson Schmilsson (1971)
Heart - Dreamboat Annie (1976)
James Taylor - Sweet Baby James (1970)
Janis Joplin - Pearl (1971)
Jethro Tull - Aqualung (1971)
Jethro Tull - Thick As A Brick (1972)
John Lennon - John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band (1970)
Joni Mitchell - Court and Spark (1974)
Kraftwerk - Trans-Europe Express (1977)
Led Zeppelin - Houses of the Holy (1973)
Linda Ronstadt - Heart Like a Wheel (1974)
Lynyrd Skynyrd - Pronounced Leh-nerd Skin-nerd (1973)
Michael Jackson - Off the Wall (1979)
Mike Oldfield - Tubular Bells (1973)
Paul McCartney & Wings - Band on the Run (1973)
Paul Simon - Still Crazy After All These Years (1975)
Peter Frampton - Frampton Comes Alive! (1976)
Pink Floyd - Animals (1977)
Roxy Music - Roxy Music (1972)
Rush - 2112 (1976)
Santana - Abraxas (1970)
Steely Dan - Aja (1977)
Steve Miller Band - Fly Like An Eagle (1976)
Talking Heads - More Songs About Buildings And Food (1978)
The Allman Brothers Band - At Fillmore East (1971)
The Cars - The Cars (1978)
The Who - Quadrophenia (1973)
Traffic - The Low Spark of High Heeled Boys (1971)
War - The World Is A Ghetto (1972)
Warren Zevon - Excitable Boy (1978)
Yes - Fragile (1971)
Yes - The Yes Album (1971)

Posted by joker on Sunday, 06.19.16 @ 04:06am


AC/DC - Highway to Hell (1979)
Billy Joel - The Stranger (1977)
Boston - Boston (1976)
Brian Eno - Ambient 1: Music For Airports (1978)
Cat Stevens - Tea For The Tillerman (1970)
Cheap Trick - Cheap Trick At Budokan (1978)
Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young - Deja Vu (1970)
Derek & The Dominos - Layla & Other Assorted Love Songs (1970)
Elton John - Captain Fantastic and The Brown Dirt Cowboy (1975)
Elvis Costello - My Aim Is True (1977)
Genesis - Selling England By the Pound (1973)
Genesis - The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway (1974)
Isaac Hayes - Shaft (1971)
Jackson Browne - Late For The Sky (1974)
James Taylor - Sweet Baby James (1970)
Jethro Tull - Aqualung (1971)
Jethro Tull - Thick As A Brick (1972)
John Lennon - John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band (1970)
Joni Mitchell - Court and Spark (1974)
Kraftwerk - Trans-Europe Express (1977)
Linda Ronstadt - Heart Like a Wheel (1974)
Lou Reed - Transformer (1972)
Marvin Gaye - Let's Get It On (1973)
Meat Loaf - Bat Out Of Hell (1977)
Michael Jackson - Off the Wall (1979)
Mike Oldfield - Tubular Bells (1973)
Miles Davis - Bitches Brew (1970)
Neil Young - After the Gold Rush (1970)
New York Dolls - New York Dolls (1973)
Parliament/Funkadelic - Mothership Connection (1975)
Patti Smith - Horses (1975)
Paul McCartney & Wings - Band on the Run (1973)
Santana - Abraxas (1970)
Sex Pistols - Never Mind The Bollocks, Here's The Sex Pistols (1977)
Sly & The Family Stone - There's A Riot Goin' On (1971)
Steely Dan - Aja (1977)
Supertramp - Breakfast in America (1979)
Talking Heads - More Songs About Buildings And Food (1978)
Television - Marquee Moon (1977)
The Allman Brothers Band - At Fillmore East (1971)
The Cars - The Cars (1978)
The Clash - The Clash [US] (1977)
The Eagles - Eagles (1972)
The Jam - All Mods Cons (1978)
The Who - Quadrophenia (1973)
Van Halen - Van Halen (1978)
War - The World Is A Ghetto (1972)
Warren Zevon - Excitable Boy (1978)
Willie Nelson - Red Headed Stranger (1975)
Yes - Close To The Edge (1972)

Posted by AlexVoltaire on Sunday, 06.19.16 @ 07:54am


First 50...

Al Green - Call Me (1973)
Alice Cooper - Billion Dollar Babies (1973)
Big Star - #1 Record (1972)
Black Sabbath - Black Sabbath (1970)
Bob Dylan - Blood On The Tracks (1975)
Brian Eno - Ambient 1: Music For Airports (1978)
Buzzcocks - Another Music in a Different Kitchen (1978)
David Bowie - Low (1977)
David Bowie - Station To Station (1976)
Devo - Q: Are We Not Men? A: We Are Devo! (1978)
Elton John - Captain Fantastic and The Brown Dirt Cowboy (1975)
Elvis Costello - My Aim Is True (1977)
Elvis Costello & The Attractions - This Year's Model (1978)
Funkadelic - Maggot Brain (1971)
Gang of Four - Entertainment! (1979)
Genesis - Selling England By the Pound (1973)
Gram Parsons - GP (1973)
Gram Parsons - Grievous Angel (1974)
Harry Nilsson - Nilsson Schmilsson (1971)
Iggy Pop - Lust for Life (1977)
Isaac Hayes - Shaft (1971)
James Taylor - Sweet Baby James (1970)
Janis Joplin - Pearl (1971)
Joni Mitchell - Court and Spark (1974)
Joy Division - Unknown Pleasures (1979)
Kraftwerk - Trans-Europe Express (1977)
Lou Reed - Transformer (1972)
Mahavishnu Orchestra - The Inner Mounting Flame (1971)
Marvin Gaye - Let's Get It On (1973)
Mike Oldfield - Tubular Bells (1973)
Miles Davis - Bitches Brew (1970)
Neil Young - After the Gold Rush (1970)
New York Dolls - New York Dolls (1973)
Parliament/Funkadelic - Mothership Connection (1975)
Patti Smith - Horses (1975)
Pink Floyd - Animals (1977)
Roxy Music - Roxy Music (1972)
Rush - 2112 (1976)
Sex Pistols - Never Mind The Bollocks, Here's The Sex Pistols (1977)
Suicide - Suicide (1977)
Talking Heads - More Songs About Buildings And Food (1978)
Television - Marquee Moon (1977)
The Allman Brothers Band - At Fillmore East (1971)
The Clash - The Clash [US] (1977)
The Doors - Morrison Hotel (1970)
The Jam - All Mod Cons (1978)
The Velvet Underground - Loaded (1970)
The Wailers - Burnin' (1973)
Throbbing Gristle - 20 Jazz Funk Greats (1979)
Willie Nelson - Red Headed Stranger (1975)



Posted by DarinRG on Sunday, 06.19.16 @ 16:53pm


One correction: The Jam - All Mods Cons (1978)should be "All Mod Cons", a shorthand for "all modern conveniences", used in British apartment advertisements.

Posted by DarinRG on Sunday, 06.19.16 @ 20:23pm


My First 50

AC/DC - Highway to Hell (1979)
Al Green - Call Me (1973)
Alice Cooper - Billion Dollar Babies (1973)
Big Star - #1 Record (1972)
Billy Joel - The Stranger (1977)
Black Sabbath - Black Sabbath (1970)
Blondie - Parallel Lines (1978)
Bob Dylan - Blood On The Tracks (1975)
Boston - Boston (1976)
Bruce Springsteen - Darkness on the Edge of Town (1978)
Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young - Deja Vu (1970)
David Bowie - Low (1977)
Deep Purple - Machine Head (1972)
Derek & The Dominos - Layla & Other Assorted Love Songs (1970)
Devo - Q: Are We Not Men? A: We Are Devo! (1978)
Elvis Costello & The Attractions - This Year's Model (1978)
Elvis Presley - The Sun Sessions (1976)
Funkadelic - Maggot Brain (1971)
Funkadelic - One Nation Under a Groove (1978)
Grateful Dead - American Beauty (1970)
Janis Joplin - Pearl (1971)
Jethro Tull - Aqualung (1971)
John Lennon - John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band (1970)
Joy Division - Unknown Pleasures (1979)
KISS - Alive! (1975)
Kraftwerk - Trans-Europe Express (1977)
Led Zeppelin - Houses of the Holy (1973)
Lou Reed - Transformer (1972)
Marvin Gaye - Let's Get It On (1973)
Michael Jackson - Off the Wall (1979)
Miles Davis - Bitches Brew (1970)
Neil Young - After the Gold Rush (1970)
New York Dolls - New York Dolls (1973)
Parliament/Funkadelic - Mothership Connection (1975)
Patti Smith - Horses (1975)
Rush - 2112 (1976)
Santana - Abraxas (1970)
Sex Pistols - Never Mind The Bollocks, Here's The Sex Pistols (1977)
Steely Dan - Aja (1977)
Stevie Wonder - Fulfillingness' First Finale (1974)
Stevie Wonder - Talking Book (1972)
Television - Marquee Moon (1977)
The Allman Brothers Band - At Fillmore East (1971)
The Beatles - Let It Be (1970)
The Cars - The Cars (1978)
The Clash - The Clash [US] (1977)
The Doors - Morrison Hotel (1970)
The Velvet Underground - Loaded (1970)
The Who - Quadrophenia (1973)
Van Halen - Van Halen (1978)


Posted by Donnie on Monday, 06.20.16 @ 11:56am



1. AC/DC - Highway to Hell (1979)
2. Al Green - Call Me (1973)
3. Alice Cooper - Billion Dollar Babies (1973)
4. Big Star - #1 Record (1972)
5. Billy Joel – The Stranger (1977)
6. Black Sabbath - Black Sabbath (1970)
7. Blondie - Parallel Lines (1978)
8. Bob Dylan - Blood On The Tracks (1975)
9. Brian Eno - Ambient 1: Music For Airports (1978)
10. Bruce Springsteen - Darkness on the Edge of Town (1978)
11. Cat Stevens - Tea For The Tillerman (1970)
12. Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young - Deja Vu (1970)
13. David Bowie - Low (1977)
14. Derek & The Dominos – Layla & Other Assorted Love Songs (1970)
15. Elvis Costello & The Attractions - This Year's Model (1978)
16. Elvis Presley - The Sun Sessions (1976)
17. Gram Parsons - Grievous Angel (1974)
18. Grateful Dead - American Beauty (1970)
19. Isaac Hayes - Shaft (1971)
20. James Taylor - Sweet Baby James (1970)
21. Janis Joplin – Pearl (1971)
22. John Lennon - John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band (1970)
23. Joni Mitchell - Court and Spark (1974)
24. Joy Division - Unknown Pleasures (1979)
25. KISS - Alive! (1975)
26. Led Zeppelin - Houses of the Holy (1973)
27. Lou Reed - Transformer (1972)
28. Lynyrd Skynyrd - Pronounced Leh-nerd Skin-nerd (1973)
29. Michael Jackson - Off the Wall (1979)
30. Miles Davis – Bitches Brew (1970)
31. Neil Young – After The Gold Rush (1970)
32. New York Dolls - New York Dolls (1973)
33. Patti Smith – Horses (1975)
34. Pink Floyd - Animals (1977)
35. Santana - Abraxas (1970)
36. Sex Pistols - Never Mind The Bollocks, Here's The Sex Pistols (1977)
37. Sly & The Family Stone - There's A Riot Goin' On (1971)
38. Steely Dan - Aja (1977)
39. Stevie Wonder - Talking Book (1972)
40. Suicide - Suicide (1977)
41. Television - Marquee Moon (1977)
42. The Allman Brothers Band - At Fillmore East (1971)
43. The Cars - The Cars (1978)
44. The Clash – The Clash [US] (1977)
45. The Police - Outlandos d'Amour (1978)
46. The Velvet Underground - Loaded (1970)
47. The Wailers - Burnin' (1973)
48. Van Halen – Van Halen (1978)
49. Willie Nelson - Red Headed Stranger (1975)
50. Yes - Close To The Edge (1972)

Posted by Gassman on Tuesday, 06.21.16 @ 02:18am


AC/DC - Highway to Hell (1979)
Al Green - Call Me (1973)
Alice Cooper - Billion Dollar Babies (1973)
Big Star - #1 Record (1972)
Bill Withers - Still Bill (1972)
Billy Joel - The Stranger (1977)
Black Sabbath - Black Sabbath (1970)
Blondie - Parallel Lines (1978)
Cat Stevens - Tea For The Tillerman (1970)
Cheap Trick - Cheap Trick At Budokan (1978)
David Bowie - Aladdin Sane (1973)
Deep Purple - Machine Head (1972)
Elton John - Captain Fantastic and The Brown Dirt Cowboy (1975)
Funkadelic - Maggot Brain (1971)
Gang of Four - Entertainment! (1979)
Harry Nilsson - Nilsson Schmilsson (1971)
Heart - Dreamboat Annie (1976)
Jackson Browne - Running On Empty (1977)
Kraftwerk - Trans-Europe Express (1977)
Lou Reed - Transformer (1972)
Lynyrd Skynyrd - Pronounced Leh-nerd Skin-nerd (1973)
Meat Loaf - Bat Out Of Hell (1977)
Michael Jackson - Off the Wall (1979)
New York Dolls - New York Dolls (1973)
Patti Smith - Horses (1975)
Paul McCartney & Wings - Band on the Run (1973)
Paul Simon - Still Crazy After All These Years (1975)
Peter Frampton - Frampton Comes Alive! (1976)
Roxy Music - Roxy Music (1972)
Santana - Abraxas (1970)
Sex Pistols - Never Mind The Bollocks, Here's The Sex Pistols (1977)
Steve Miller Band - Fly Like An Eagle (1976)
Stevie Wonder - Talking Book (1972)
Supertramp - Breakfast in America (1979)
The Allman Brothers Band - Eat a Peach (1972)
The Beatles - Let It Be (1970)
The Cars - Candy-O (1979)
The Clash - The Clash [US] (1977)
The Doors - Morrison Hotel (1970)
The Jam - All Mod Cons (1978)
The Police - Outlandos d'Amour (1978)
Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers - Damn the Torpedoes (1979)

Posted by jtrichey on Tuesday, 06.21.16 @ 14:48pm


Initial Rankings:

Al Green - Call Me (1973)
Billy Joel - The Stranger (1977)
Bob Dylan - Blood On The Tracks (1975)
Brian Eno - Ambient 1: Music For Airports (1978)
Bruce Springsteen - Darkness on the Edge of Town (1978)
Cat Stevens - Tea For The Tillerman (1970)
Chicago - Chicago (II) (1970)
David Bowie - Low (1977)
David Bowie - Station To Station (1976)
Deep Purple - Machine Head (1972)
Elvis Costello - My Aim Is True (1977)
Emerson, Lake & Palmer - Brain Salad Surgery (1974)
Funkadelic - Maggot Brain (1971)
Funkadelic - One Nation Under a Groove (1978)
Genesis - Selling England By the Pound (1973)
Genesis - The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway (1974)
George Harrison - The Concert for Bangladesh (1971)
Gram Parsons - GP (1973)
Gram Parsons - Grievous Angel (1974)
Grateful Dead - American Beauty (1970)
Harry Nilsson - Nilsson Schmilsson (1971)
James Taylor - Sweet Baby James (1970)
Jethro Tull - Aqualung (1971)
Jethro Tull - Thick As A Brick (1972)
John Lennon - John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band (1970)
Joni Mitchell - Court and Spark (1974)
Kraftwerk - Trans-Europe Express (1977)
Led Zeppelin - Houses of the Holy (1973)
Mahavishnu Orchestra - The Inner Mounting Flame (1971)
Michael Jackson - Off the Wall (1979)
Miles Davis - Bitches Brew (1970)
Parliament/Funkadelic - Mothership Connection (1975)
Paul McCartney & Wings - Band on the Run (1973)
Pink Floyd - Animals (1977)
Roxy Music - Roxy Music (1972)
Rush - 2112 (1976)
Sly & The Family Stone - There's A Riot Goin' On (1971)
Stevie Wonder - Fulfillingness' First Finale (1974)
Stevie Wonder - Talking Book (1972)
Supertramp - Breakfast in America (1979)
Talking Heads - More Songs About Buildings And Food (1978)
The Allman Brothers Band - At Fillmore East (1971)
The Cars - The Cars (1978)
The Doors - Morrison Hotel (1970)
The Who - Quadrophenia (1973)
Throbbing Gristle - 20 Jazz Funk Greats (1979)
War - The World Is A Ghetto (1972)
Yes - Close To The Edge (1972)
Yes - Fragile (1971)
Yes - The Yes Album (1971)

Posted by Tom H. on Tuesday, 06.21.16 @ 16:52pm


initial rankings

AC/DC - Highway to Hell (1979)
Alice Cooper - Billion Dollar Babies (1973)
Alice Cooper - Love it to Death (1971)
Billy Joel - The Stranger (1977)
Black Sabbath - Black Sabbath (1970)
Blondie - Parallel Lines (1978)
Boston - Boston (1976)
Buzzcocks - Another Music in a Different Kitchen (1978)
Cheap Trick - Cheap Trick At Budokan (1978)
Chicago - Chicago (II) (1970)
Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young - Deja Vu (1970)
Deep Purple - Machine Head (1972)
Derek & The Dominos - Layla & Other Assorted Love Songs (1970)
Devo - Q: Are We Not Men? A: We Are Devo! (1978)
Eric Clapton - Slowhand (1977)
Heart - Dreamboat Annie (1976)
Iggy Pop - Lust for Life (1977)
Jackson Browne - Running On Empty (1977)
Janis Joplin - Pearl (1971)
Jethro Tull - Aqualung (1971)
KISS - Alive! (1975)
KISS - Destroyer (1976)
Lynyrd Skynyrd - Pronounced Leh-nerd Skin-nerd (1973)
Neil Young - After the Gold Rush (1970)
Peter Frampton - Frampton Comes Alive! (1976)
Rush - 2112 (1976)
Santana - Abraxas (1970)
Sex Pistols - Never Mind The Bollocks, Here's The Sex Pistols (1977)
Steve Miller Band - Fly Like An Eagle (1976)
The Cars - Candy-O (1979)
The Cars - The Cars (1978)
The Clash - The Clash [US] (1977)
The Eagles - Eagles (1972)
The Police - Outlandos d'Amour (1978)
The Rolling Stones - Some Girls (1978)
The Who - Quadrophenia (1973)
Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers - Damn the Torpedoes (1979)
Van Halen - Van Halen (1978)
Warren Zevon - Excitable Boy (1978)
Yes - Fragile (1971)

Posted by Mike on Tuesday, 06.21.16 @ 19:17pm


AC/DC - Highway to Hell (1979)
Black Sabbath - Black Sabbath (1970)
Blondie - Parallel Lines (1978)
Bob Dylan - Blood On The Tracks (1975)
Boston - Boston (1976)
Bruce Springsteen - Darkness on the Edge of Town (1978)
Cheap Trick - Cheap Trick At Budokan (1978)
David Bowie - Aladdin Sane (1973)
Derek & The Dominos - Layla & Other Assorted Love Songs (1970)
Devo - Q: Are We Not Men? A: We Are Devo! (1978)
Elton John - Captain Fantastic and The Brown Dirt Cowboy (1975)
Elvis Costello - My Aim Is True (1977)
Elvis Costello & The Attractions - This Year's Model (1978)
Iggy Pop - Lust for Life (1977)
Isaac Hayes - Shaft (1971)
Janis Joplin - Pearl (1971)
John Lennon - John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band (1970)
Joy Division - Unknown Pleasures (1979)
Led Zeppelin - Houses of the Holy (1973)
Lynyrd Skynyrd - Pronounced Leh-nerd Skin-nerd (1973)
Marvin Gaye - Let's Get It On (1973)
Meat Loaf - Bat Out Of Hell (1977)
Michael Jackson - Off the Wall (1979)
Neil Young - After the Gold Rush (1970)
Patti Smith - Horses (1975)
Paul McCartney & Wings - Band on the Run (1973)
Paul Simon - Still Crazy After All These Years (1975)
Peter Frampton - Frampton Comes Alive! (1976)
Roxy Music - Roxy Music (1972)
Rush - 2112 (1976)
Sex Pistols - Never Mind The Bollocks, Here's The Sex Pistols (1977)
Sly & The Family Stone - There's A Riot Goin' On (1971)
Steely Dan - Aja (1977)
Supertramp - Breakfast in America (1979)
Talking Heads - More Songs About Buildings And Food (1978)
Television - Marquee Moon (1977)
The Allman Brothers Band - Eat a Peach (1972)
The Beatles - Let It Be (1970)
The Cars - Candy-O (1979)
The Cars - The Cars (1978)
The Clash - The Clash [US] (1977)
The Doors - Morrison Hotel (1970)
The Eagles - Eagles (1972)
The Jam - All Mods Cons (1978)
The Police - Outlandos d'Amour (1978)
The Rolling Stones - Some Girls (1978)
Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers - Damn the Torpedoes (1979)
Traffic - The Low Spark of High Heeled Boys (1971)
Van Halen - Van Halen (1978)
Warren Zevon - Excitable Boy (1978)

Posted by Darren on Tuesday, 06.21.16 @ 22:43pm


AC/DC - Highway to Hell (1979)
Alice Cooper - Billion Dollar Babies (1973)
Billy Joel - 52nd Street (1978)
Billy Joel - The Stranger (1977)
Blondie - Parallel Lines (1978)
Bob Dylan - Blood On The Tracks (1975)
Boston - Boston (1976)
Cheap Trick - Cheap Trick At Budokan (1978)
Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young - Deja Vu (1970)
David Bowie - Aladdin Sane (1973)

David Bowie - Station To Station (1976)
Deep Purple - Machine Head (1972)
Derek & The Dominos - Layla & Other Assorted Love Songs (1970)
Electric Light Orchestra - Out of the Blue (1977)
Elton John - Captain Fantastic and The Brown Dirt Cowboy (1975)
Elvis Presley - The Sun Sessions (1976)
Eric Clapton - Slowhand (1977)
Genesis - The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway (1974)
George Harrison - The Concert for Bangladesh (1971)
Heart - Dreamboat Annie (1976)

Jackson Browne - Running On Empty (1977)
James Taylor - Sweet Baby James (1970)
Janis Joplin - Pearl (1971)
Jethro Tull - Aqualung (1971)
John Lennon - John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band (1970)
KISS - Alive! (1975)
KISS - Destroyer (1976)
Led Zeppelin - Houses of the Holy (1973)
Lou Reed - Transformer (1972)
Meat Loaf - Bat Out Of Hell (1977)

Michael Jackson - Off the Wall (1979)
Neil Young - After the Gold Rush (1970)
Paul McCartney & Wings - Band on the Run (1973)
Peter Frampton - Frampton Comes Alive! (1976)
Santana - Abraxas (1970)
Steve Miller Band - Fly Like An Eagle (1976)
Supertramp - Breakfast in America (1979)
The Beatles - Let It Be (1970)
The Cars - The Cars (1978)
The Doors - Morrison Hotel (1970)

The Eagles - Eagles (1972)
The Police - Outlandos d'Amour (1978)
The Rolling Stones - Some Girls (1978)
The Spinners - Spinners (1973)
The Who - Live At Leeds (1970)
The Who - Quadrophenia (1973)
Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers - Damn the Torpedoes (1979)
Van Halen - Van Halen (1978)
Warren Zevon - Excitable Boy (1978)
Yes - The Yes Album (1971)

Posted by Jennifer on Thursday, 06.23.16 @ 15:36pm


1. AC/DC - Highway to Hell (1979)
2. Big Star - #1 Record (1972)
3. Billy Joel - The Stranger (1977)
4. Black Sabbath - Black Sabbath (1970)
5. Blondie - Parallel Lines (1978)
6. Boston - Boston (1976)
7. Bruce Springsteen - Darkness on the Edge of Town (1978)
8. Cat Stevens - Tea For The Tillerman (1970)
9. Cheap Trick - Cheap Trick At Budokan (1978)
10. Chicago - Chicago (II) (1970)
11. Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young - Deja Vu (1970)
12. Deep Purple - Machine Head (1972)
13. Derek & The Dominos - Layla & Other Assorted Love Songs (1970)
14. Donna Summer - Bad Girls (1979)
15. Elvis Costello - My Aim Is True (1977)
16. Elvis Costello & The Attractions - This Year's Model (1978)
17. Eric Clapton - Slowhand (1977)
18. Funkadelic - Maggot Brain (1971)
19. Genesis - The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway (1974)
20. Gram Parsons - Grievous Angel (1974)
21. Grateful Dead - American Beauty (1970)
22. Harry Nilsson - Nilsson Schmilsson (1971)
23. Heart - Dreamboat Annie (1976)
24. Jackson Browne - Running On Empty (1977)
25. James Taylor - Sweet Baby James (1970)
26. Janis Joplin - Pearl (1971)
27. Jethro Tull - Aqualung (1971)
28. KISS - Destroyer (1976)
29. Kraftwerk - Trans-Europe Express (1977)
30. Led Zeppelin - Houses of the Holy (1973)
31. Linda Ronstadt - Heart Like a Wheel (1974)
32. Lou Reed - Transformer (1972)
33. Lynyrd Skynyrd - Pronounced Leh-nerd Skin-nerd (1973)
34. Michael Jackson - Off the Wall (1979)
35. Neil Young - After the Gold Rush (1970)
36. Patti Smith - Horses (1975)
37. Paul McCartney & Wings - Band on the Run (1973)
38. Rush - 2112 (1976)
39. Sex Pistols - Never Mind The Bollocks, Here's The Sex Pistols (1977)
40. Sly & The Family Stone - There's A Riot Goin' On (1971)
41. Steely Dan - Aja (1977)
42. Steve Miller Band - Fly Like An Eagle (1976)
43. Television - Marquee Moon (1977)
44. The Allman Brothers Band - At Fillmore East (1971)
45. The Beatles - Let It Be (1970)
46. The Cars - The Cars (1978)
47. Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers - Damn the Torpedoes (1979)
48. Traffic - The Low Spark of High Heeled Boys (1971)
49. Van Halen - Van Halen (1978)
50. Yes - The Yes Album (1971)

Posted by Nick on Thursday, 06.23.16 @ 22:51pm


Round 1 Nominations for the 1970s Group are now closed.

The following 26 albums received at least 7 votes and will be included in the Initial Rankings:

AC/DC - Highway to Hell (1979)
Alice Cooper - Billion Dollar Babies (1973)
Billy Joel - The Stranger (1977)
Black Sabbath - Black Sabbath (1970)
Blondie - Parallel Lines (1978)
Boston - Boston (1976)
Cheap Trick - Cheap Trick At Budokan (1978)
Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young - Deja Vu (1970)
Deep Purple - Machine Head (1972)
Derek & The Dominos - Layla & Other Assorted Love Songs (1970)
James Taylor - Sweet Baby James (1970)
Janis Joplin - Pearl (1971)
Jethro Tull - Aqualung (1971)
John Lennon - John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band (1970)
Kraftwerk - Trans-Europe Express (1977)
Led Zeppelin - Houses of the Holy (1973)
Lou Reed - Transformer (1972)
Michael Jackson - Off the Wall (1979)
Neil Young - After the Gold Rush (1970)
Patti Smith - Horses (1975)
Rush - 2112 (1976)
Santana - Abraxas (1970)
Sex Pistols - Never Mind The Bollocks, Here's The Sex Pistols (1977)
The Allman Brothers Band - At Fillmore East (1971)
The Cars - The Cars (1978)
Van Halen - Van Halen (1978)


Any voter that would like to is eligible to vote in the Initial Rankings. To vote, select 15 eligible albums and rank them in order of preference. The highest-ranked song gets 15 points, the second-highest 14 points and so on.

The 14 albums that receive the most points (with more than 14 in the event of a tie for 14th) will be qualified for the final rankings vote for the 1970s group, to be ranked between #37 and #50 in the final rankings

There will be three days of initial ranking votes.

Rankings will end at 10 PM Central on Friday the 27th.

Posted by Darren on Saturday, 06.25.16 @ 00:12am


Sex Pistols - Never Mind The Bollocks, Here's The Sex Pistols (1977) - 15
Boston - Boston (1976) - 14
AC/DC - Highway to Hell (1979) - 13
Black Sabbath - Black Sabbath (1970) - 12
Michael Jackson - Off the Wall (1979) - 11
Derek & The Dominos - Layla & Other Assorted Love Songs (1970) - 10
John Lennon - John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band (1970) - 9
Blondie - Parallel Lines (1978) - 8
Van Halen - Van Halen (1978) - 7
Neil Young - After the Gold Rush (1970) - 6
Cheap Trick - Cheap Trick At Budokan (1978) - 5
Patti Smith - Horses (1975) - 4
Led Zeppelin - Houses of the Holy (1973) - 3
The Allman Brothers Band - At Fillmore East (1971) - 2
Janis Joplin - Pearl (1971) - 1

Posted by Darren on Saturday, 06.25.16 @ 00:17am


Kraftwerk - Trans-Europe Express (1977)15
Lou Reed - Transformer (1972)14
Sex Pistols - Never Mind The Bollocks, Here's The Sex Pistols (1977)13
Patti Smith - Horses (1975)12
Black Sabbath - Black Sabbath (1970)11
Rush - 2112 (1976)10
The Allman Brothers Band - At Fillmore East (1971)9
Janis Joplin - Pearl (1971)8
Neil Young - After the Gold Rush (1970)7
Alice Cooper - Billion Dollar Babies (1973)6
James Taylor - Sweet Baby James (1970)5
John Lennon - John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band (1970)4
Derek & The Dominos - Layla & Other Assorted Love Songs (1970)3
Blondie - Parallel Lines (1978)2
Led Zeppelin - Houses of the Holy (1973) 1


Posted by DarinRG on Saturday, 06.25.16 @ 00:34am


1. Sex Pistols - Never Mind The Bollocks, Here's The Sex Pistols (1977) 15 pts
2. Black Sabbath - Black Sabbath (1970)
3. Blondie - Parallel Lines (1978)
4. Patti Smith - Horses (1975)
5. Michael Jackson - Off the Wall (1979)
6. AC/DC - Highway to Hell (1979)
7. Deep Purple - Machine Head (1972)
8. Cheap Trick - Cheap Trick At Budokan (1978)
9. Billy Joel - The Stranger (1977)
10. Santana - Abraxas (1970)
11. Lou Reed - Transformer (1972)
12. Alice Cooper - Billion Dollar Babies (1973)
13. Kraftwerk - Trans-Europe Express (1977)
14. The Cars - The Cars (1978)
15. Neil Young - After the Gold Rush (1970) 1 pt




Posted by jtrichey on Saturday, 06.25.16 @ 00:53am


1. Black Sabbath - Black Sabbath (1970) 15
2. Sex Pistols - Never Mind The Bollocks, Here's The Sex Pistols (1977) 14
3. The Allman Brothers Band - At Fillmore East (1971) 13
4. John Lennon - John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band (1970) 12
5. Van Halen – Van Halen (1978) 11
6. Neil Young – After The Gold Rush (1970) 10
7. Michael Jackson - Off the Wall (1979) 9
8. Lou Reed - Transformer (1972) 8
9. Billy Joel – The Stranger (1977) 7
10. AC/DC - Highway to Hell (1979) 6
11. James Taylor - Sweet Baby James (1970) 5
12. The Cars - The Cars (1978) 4
13. Led Zeppelin - Houses of the Holy (1973) 3
14. Derek & The Dominos – Layla & Other Assorted Love Songs (1970) 2
15. Patti Smith – Horses (1975) 1

Posted by Gassman on Saturday, 06.25.16 @ 02:28am


Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young - Deja Vu (1970)- 15
Jethro Tull - Aqualung (1971)- 14
Sex Pistols - Never Mind The Bollocks, Here's The Sex Pistols (1977)- 13
Billy Joel - The Stranger (1977)- 12
Derek & The Dominos - Layla & Other Assorted Love Songs (1970)- 11
Lou Reed - Transformer (1972)- 10
Neil Young - After the Gold Rush (1970)- 9
Boston - Boston (1976)- 8
Kraftwerk - Trans-Europe Express (1977)- 7
James Taylor - Sweet Baby James (1970)- 6
Patti Smith - Horses (1975)- 5
AC/DC - Highway to Hell (1979)- 4
John Lennon - John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band (1970)- 3
The Cars - The Cars (1978)- 2
Cheap Trick - Cheap Trick At Budokan (1978)- 1

Posted by AlexVoltaire on Saturday, 06.25.16 @ 08:45am


Jethro Tull- Aqualung (1971)-15
Kraftwerk - Trans-Europe Express (1977)-14
Rush - 2112 (1976)-13
Billy Joel- The Stranger-12
Led Zeppelin - Houses of the Holy (1973)-11
James Taylor - Sweet Baby James (1970)-10
Michael Jackson - Off the Wall (1979)-9
Deep Purple - Machine Head (1972)-8
The Allman Brothers Band - At Fillmore East (1971)-7
John Lennon - John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band (1970)-6
The Cars - The Cars (1978)-5
Janis Joplin - Pearl (1971)-4
Black Sabbath - Black Sabbath (1970)-3
Van Halen - Van Halen (1978)-2
Neil Young - After the Gold Rush (1970)-1

Posted by Tom H. on Saturday, 06.25.16 @ 11:52am


1. The Sex Pistols- Nevermind the Bollocks, Here's the Sex Pistols (1977) (15 pts)
2. John Lennon- John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band (1970) (14 pts)
3. Crosby, Stills, Nash, & Young- Deja Vu (1970) (13 pts)
4. Jethro Tull- Aqualung (1971) (12 pts)
5. Kraftwerk- Trans-Europe Express (1977) (11 pts)
6. Neil Young- After the Gold Rush (1970) (10 pts)
7. Santana- Abraxas (1970) (9 pts)
8. Led Zeppelin- Houses of the Holy (1973) (8 pts)
9. Derek & the Dominoes- Layla and Other Assorted Love Songs (1970) (7 pts)
10. Michael Jackson- Off the Wall (1979) (6 pts)
11. Patti Smith- Horses (1975) (5 pts)
12. Deep Purple- Machine Head (1972) (4 pts)
13. Rush- 2112 (1976) (3 pts)
14. Boston- Boston (1976) (2 pts)
15. AC/DC- Highway to Hell (1979) (1 pt)


Posted by Donnie on Saturday, 06.25.16 @ 18:47pm



Sex Pistols - Never Mind The Bollocks, Here's The Sex Pistols (1977) - 15
Derek & The Dominos - Layla & Other Assorted Love Songs (1970) - 14
The Cars - The Cars (1978) - 13
Deep Purple - Machine Head (1972) - 12
Cheap Trick - Cheap Trick At Budokan (1978) - 11
Boston - Boston (1976) - 10
Neil Young - After the Gold Rush (1970) - 9
Billy Joel - The Stranger (1977) - 8
Kraftwerk - Trans-Europe Express (1977) - 7
Led Zeppelin - Houses of the Holy (1973) - 6
James Taylor - Sweet Baby James (1970) - 5
Blondie - Parallel Lines (1978) - 4
Patti Smith - Horses (1975) - 3
Jethro Tull - Aqualung (1971) - 2
Lou Reed - Transformer (1972) - 1

The pure fact that ‘Never Mind the Bollocks…” has consistently made the top 5 (if not #1 or #2) of most of our reranking list makes it apparent that it should have been in our overall top 100 albums. It is a crucial album in the punk genre and a groundbreaker that’s too important to ignore or neglect.

I love all these albums and wish they was an ‘all of the above’ option.

Posted by Nick on Saturday, 06.25.16 @ 22:02pm


AC/DC - Highway to Hell (1979) 15pts
Black Sabbath - Black Sabbath (1970) 14pts
Van Halen – Van Halen (1978) 13pts
The Cars - The Cars (1978) 12pts
Deep Purple- Machine Head (1972) 11pts
Boston- Boston (1976) 10pts
Alice Cooper - Billion Dollar Babies (1973) 9pts
Jethro Tull- Aqualung (1971) 8pts
Cheap Trick - Cheap Trick At Budokan (1978) 7pts
Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young - Deja Vu (1970) 6pts
The Sex Pistols- Nevermind the Bollocks, Here's the Sex Pistols (1977) 5pts
Blondie - Parallel Lines (1978) 4pts
Derek & The Dominos - Layla & Other Assorted Love Songs (1970) 3pts
Santana- Abraxas (1970) 2pts
Rush- 2112 (1976) 1pt

Posted by Mike on Saturday, 06.25.16 @ 22:26pm


Deep Purple - Machine Head (1972) - 15
The Allman Brothers Band - At Fillmore East (1971) - 14
Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young - Deja Vu (1970) - 13
Michael Jackson - Off the Wall (1979) - 12
Derek & The Dominos - Layla & Other Assorted Love Songs (1970) - 11
James Taylor - Sweet Baby James (1970) - 10
Kraftwerk - Trans-Europe Express (1977) - 9
John Lennon - John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band (1970) - 8
Black Sabbath - Black Sabbath (1970) - 7
Neil Young - After the Gold Rush (1970) - 6
Boston - Boston (1976) - 5
The Cars - The Cars (1978) - 4
Jethro Tull - Aqualung (1971) - 3
Alice Cooper - Billion Dollar Babies (1973) - 2
Lou Reed - Transformer (1972) - 1

Posted by joker on Saturday, 06.25.16 @ 23:24pm


Really Tough to narrow it down to only 15!

Billy Joel - The Stranger (1977) 15
Cheap Trick - Cheap Trick At Budokan (1978) 14
Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young - Deja Vu (1970) 13
Boston - Boston (1976) 12
Janis Joplin - Pearl (1971) 11
Michael Jackson - Off the Wall (1979) 10
Deep Purple - Machine Head (1972) 9
Neil Young - After the Gold Rush (1970) 8
Santana - Abraxas (1970) 7
Alice Cooper - Billion Dollar Babies (1973) 6
Lou Reed - Transformer (1972) 5
Derek & The Dominos - Layla & Other Assorted Love Songs (1970) 4
Jethro Tull - Aqualung (1971) 3
The Cars - The Cars (1978) 2
James Taylor - Sweet Baby James (1970) 1

Posted by Jennifer on Sunday, 06.26.16 @ 12:49pm


Just now I noticed we need to add The Clash [US] to the initial rankings. I counted 7 votes for that album which means it should be added to the other 26 albums that were nominated.

Regardless, my ballot stands the way it is.

Posted by Mike on Monday, 06.27.16 @ 11:00am


Mike is correct, "The Clash - The Clash [US] (1977)" should have been included in the initial rankings.

To fix this, we'll add two days to the deadline for initial rankings and anyone who would like to re-post their rankings to include The Clash (US) can do so. All previously posted rankings that aren't updated will be included in this update.


Here's the list of the albums that are eligible for this round's initial rankings:

AC/DC - Highway to Hell (1979)
Alice Cooper - Billion Dollar Babies (1973)
Billy Joel - The Stranger (1977)
Black Sabbath - Black Sabbath (1970)
Blondie - Parallel Lines (1978)
Boston - Boston (1976)
Cheap Trick - Cheap Trick At Budokan (1978)
Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young - Deja Vu (1970)
Deep Purple - Machine Head (1972)
Derek & The Dominos - Layla & Other Assorted Love Songs (1970)
James Taylor - Sweet Baby James (1970)
Janis Joplin - Pearl (1971)
Jethro Tull - Aqualung (1971)
John Lennon - John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band (1970)
Kraftwerk - Trans-Europe Express (1977)
Led Zeppelin - Houses of the Holy (1973)
Lou Reed - Transformer (1972)
Michael Jackson - Off the Wall (1979)
Neil Young - After the Gold Rush (1970)
Patti Smith - Horses (1975)
Rush - 2112 (1976)
Santana - Abraxas (1970)
Sex Pistols - Never Mind The Bollocks, Here's The Sex Pistols (1977)
The Allman Brothers Band - At Fillmore East (1971)
The Cars - The Cars (1978)
The Clash - The Clash [US] (1977)
Van Halen - Van Halen (1978)


Here are my updated rankings:

Sex Pistols - Never Mind The Bollocks, Here's The Sex Pistols (1977) - 15
The Clash - The Clash - 14
Boston - Boston (1976) - 13
AC/DC - Highway to Hell (1979) - 12
Black Sabbath - Black Sabbath (1970) - 11
Michael Jackson - Off the Wall (1979) - 10
Derek & The Dominos - Layla & Other Assorted Love Songs (1970) - 9
John Lennon - John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band (1970) - 8
Blondie - Parallel Lines (1978) - 7
Van Halen - Van Halen (1978) - 6
Neil Young - After the Gold Rush (1970) - 5
Cheap Trick - Cheap Trick At Budokan (1978) - 4
Patti Smith - Horses (1975) - 3
Led Zeppelin - Houses of the Holy (1973) - 2
The Allman Brothers Band - At Fillmore East (1971) - 1

Posted by Darren on Monday, 06.27.16 @ 20:36pm


Put The Clash's self titled at the top of my list and drop the rest down a spot.

Posted by Gassman on Monday, 06.27.16 @ 20:45pm


New rankings...

1. The Sex Pistols- Nevermind the Bollocks, Here's the Sex Pistols (1977) (15 pts)
2. John Lennon- John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band (1970) (14 pts)
3. Crosby, Stills, Nash, & Young- Deja Vu (1970) (13 pts)
4. Jethro Tull- Aqualung (1971) (12 pts)
5. Kraftwerk- Trans-Europe Express (1977) (11 pts)
6. Neil Young- After the Gold Rush (1970) (10 pts)
7. Santana- Abraxas (1970) (9 pts)
8. Led Zeppelin- Houses of the Holy (1973) (8 pts)
9. Derek & the Dominoes- Layla and Other Assorted Love Songs (1970) (7 pts)
10. Michael Jackson- Off the Wall (1979) (6 pts)
11. Patti Smith- Horses (1975) (5 pts)
12. Deep Purple- Machine Head (1972) (4 pts)
13. The Clash- The Clash (US) (1977) (3 pts)
14. Rush- 2112 (1976) (2 pts)
15. Boston- Boston (1976) (1 pt)


Posted by Donnie on Monday, 06.27.16 @ 21:52pm


revised:

1. Sex Pistols - Never Mind The Bollocks, Here's The Sex Pistols (1977) 15 pts
2. Black Sabbath - Black Sabbath (1970)
3. Blondie - Parallel Lines (1978)
4. Patti Smith - Horses (1975)
5. Michael Jackson - Off the Wall (1979)
6. AC/DC - Highway to Hell (1979)
7. The Clash - The Clash [US] (1977)
8. Deep Purple - Machine Head (1972)
9. Cheap Trick - Cheap Trick At Budokan (1978)
10. Billy Joel - The Stranger (1977)
11. Santana - Abraxas (1970)
12. Lou Reed - Transformer (1972)
13. Alice Cooper - Billion Dollar Babies (1973)
14. Kraftwerk - Trans-Europe Express (1977)
15. The Cars - The Cars (1978) 1 pt

Posted by jtrichey on Tuesday, 06.28.16 @ 00:35am


My vote will remain the same.

Posted by AlexVoltaire on Tuesday, 06.28.16 @ 07:55am


I'll put the Clash at #2, belowTrans-Europe Express and bump everything else down a spot.

Posted by DarinRG on Tuesday, 06.28.16 @ 16:55pm


My vote will stay the same but I'm reposting it anyway.

Jethro Tull- Aqualung (1971)-15
Kraftwerk- Trans- Europe Express (1974)-14
Rush- 2112 (1976)-13
Billy Joel- The Stranger (1977)-12
Led Zeppelin- Houses of the Holy (1973)-11
James Taylor- Sweet Baby James (1970)-10
Michael Jackson- Off the Wall (1979)-9
Deep Purple- Machine Head (1972)-8
The Allman Brothers Band- At Fillmore East (1971)-7
John Lennon- John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band (1970)-6
The Cars- The Cars (1978)-5
Janis Joplin- Pearl (1971)-4
Black Sabbath- Black Sabbath (1970)-3
Van Halen- Van Halen (1978)-2
Neil Young- After The Gold Rush (1970)-1

Posted by Tom H. on Wednesday, 06.29.16 @ 11:13am


"The pure fact that ‘Never Mind the Bollocks…” has consistently made the top 5 (if not #1 or #2) of most of our reranking list makes it apparent that it should have been in our overall top 100 albums." -Nick

Completely agreed. This round is actually pretty packed full of glaring top 100 omissions.

Darren- Here's my updated ballot in hopes that it makes it easier for your count:


Kraftwerk - Trans-Europe Express (1977)15
The Clash - The Clash [US] (1977)14
Lou Reed - Transformer (1972)13
Sex Pistols - Never Mind The Bollocks, Here's The Sex Pistols (1977)12
Patti Smith - Horses (1975)11
Black Sabbath - Black Sabbath (1970)10
Rush - 2112 (1976)9
The Allman Brothers Band - At Fillmore East (1971)8
Janis Joplin - Pearl (1971)7
Neil Young - After the Gold Rush (1970)6
Alice Cooper - Billion Dollar Babies (1973)5
James Taylor - Sweet Baby James (1970)4
John Lennon - John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band (1970)3
Derek & The Dominos - Layla & Other Assorted Love Songs (1970)2
Blondie - Parallel Lines (1978)1

Posted by DarinRG on Wednesday, 06.29.16 @ 18:49pm


Initial Ranking voting is now closed.

Here are the final results (let me know ASAP if there are any errors):

Sex Pistols - Never Mind The Bollocks, Here's The Sex Pistols (1977) - 103
Black Sabbath - Black Sabbath (1970) - 73
Deep Purple - Machine Head (1972) - 67
Michael Jackson - Off the Wall (1979) - 66
Kraftwerk - Trans-Europe Express (1977) - 65
Neil Young - After the Gold Rush (1970) - 63
Derek & The Dominos - Layla & Other Assorted Love Songs (1970) - 62
Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young - Deja Vu (1970) - 60
Billy Joel - The Stranger (1977) - 59
Boston - Boston (1976) - 59
Jethro Tull - Aqualung (1971) - 57
The Clash - The Clash [US] (1977) - 55
John Lennon - John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band (1970) - 53
AC/DC - Highway to Hell (1979) - 46
____________________

Cheap Trick - Cheap Trick At Budokan (1978) - 44
The Allman Brothers Band - At Fillmore East (1971) - 42
The Cars - The Cars (1978) - 42
Lou Reed - Transformer (1972) - 41
James Taylor - Sweet Baby James (1970) - 40
Patti Smith - Horses (1975) - 39
Van Halen - Van Halen (1978) - 31
Blondie - Parallel Lines (1978) - 29
Led Zeppelin - Houses of the Holy (1973) - 29
Alice Cooper - Billion Dollar Babies (1973) - 25
Rush - 2112 (1976) - 25
Santana - Abraxas (1970) - 23
Janis Joplin - Pearl (1971) - 22


Voting is now open for the final rankings.


The following 14 albums have been qualified to be ranked between #37 and #50 in the 1970s rankings:

AC/DC - Highway to Hell (1979)
Billy Joel - The Stranger (1977)
Black Sabbath - Black Sabbath (1970)
Boston - Boston (1976)
Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young - Deja Vu (1970)
Deep Purple - Machine Head (1972)
Derek & The Dominos - Layla & Other Assorted Love Songs (1970)
Jethro Tull - Aqualung (1971)
John Lennon - John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band (1970)
Kraftwerk - Trans-Europe Express (1977)
Michael Jackson - Off the Wall (1979)
Neil Young - After the Gold Rush (1970)
Sex Pistols - Never Mind The Bollocks, Here's The Sex Pistols (1977)
The Clash - The Clash [US] (1977)


To participate in the final rankings, rank all 14 albums in order of preference. The highest-ranked song gets 14 points, the second-highest 13 and so on.

In the event of a tie, the first tiebreaker is the album's score in this round's initial ranking. The second tiebreaker is determined by giving one point to each album for being the highest-ranked album on each individual's final ranking this round. The third tiebreaker is the same as the second tiebreaker, except for using the initial rankings. If the tie still isn't resolved, there will be a head-to-head tiebreaker vote after the conclusion of all rankings in the project.

There will be two days of final rankings.

Final rankings will end at 10 PM Central on Friday the 1st.

Posted by Darren on Wednesday, 06.29.16 @ 23:17pm


Sex Pistols - Never Mind The Bollocks, Here's The Sex Pistols (1977) - 14
The Clash - The Clash [US] (1977) - 13
Boston - Boston (1976) - 12
AC/DC - Highway to Hell (1979) - 11
Black Sabbath - Black Sabbath (1970) - 10
Michael Jackson - Off the Wall (1979) - 9
Derek & The Dominos - Layla & Other Assorted Love Songs (1970) - 8
John Lennon - John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band (1970) - 7
Neil Young - After the Gold Rush (1970) - 6
Jethro Tull - Aqualung (1971) - 5
Billy Joel - The Stranger (1977) - 4
Deep Purple - Machine Head (1972) - 3
Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young - Deja Vu (1970) - 2
Kraftwerk - Trans-Europe Express (1977) - 1

Posted by Darren on Wednesday, 06.29.16 @ 23:24pm


1. Sex Pistols - Never Mind The Bollocks, Here's The Sex Pistols (1977) 14 pts
2. Black Sabbath - Black Sabbath (1970)
3. Michael Jackson - Off the Wall (1979)
4. AC/DC - Highway to Hell (1979)
5. The Clash - The Clash [US] (1977)
6. Deep Purple - Machine Head (1972)
7. Billy Joel - The Stranger (1977)
8. Kraftwerk - Trans-Europe Express (1977)
9. Neil Young - After the Gold Rush (1970)
10. Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young - Deja Vu (1970)
11. John Lennon - John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band (1970)
12. Derek & The Dominos - Layla & Other Assorted Love Songs (1970)
13. Jethro Tull - Aqualung (1971)
14. Boston - Boston (1976) 1 pt

Posted by jtrichey on Thursday, 06.30.16 @ 00:54am


Jethro Tull- Aqualung (1971)-14
Kraftwerk- Trans- Europe Express (1974)-13
Billy Joel- The Stranger (1977)-12
Michael Jackson- Off the Wall (1979)-11
Deep Purple- Machine Head (1972)-10
John Lennon- John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band (1970)-9
Black Sabbath- Black Sabbath (1970)-8
Neil Young- After The Gold Rush (1970)-7
Derek & The Dominos - Layla & Other Assorted Love Songs (1970)-6
Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young - Deja Vu (1970)-5
The Clash- The Clash (US)(1977)-4
Boston- Boston (1976)-3
AC/DC - Highway to Hell (1979)-2
Sex Pistols - Never Mind The Bollocks, Here's The Sex Pistols (1977)-1

Darren- I might not be able to submit replacement nominations for the next two rounds as I will be camping in New Hampshire with my wife and kids for the next two weekends so if I fall below the nomination threshold that is why.

Posted by Tom H. on Thursday, 06.30.16 @ 06:58am



Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young - Deja Vu (1970)- 14
Boston - Boston (1976)- 13
Kraftwerk - Trans-Europe Express (1977)- 12
Derek & The Dominos - Layla & Other Assorted Love Songs (1970)- 11
Billy Joel - The Stranger (1977)- 10
Neil Young - After the Gold Rush (1970)- 9
Jethro Tull - Aqualung (1971)- 8
AC/DC - Highway to Hell (1979)- 7
Sex Pistols - Never Mind The Bollocks, Here's The Sex Pistols (1977)- 6
The Clash - The Clash [US] (1977)- 5
John Lennon - John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band (1970)- 4
Deep Purple - Machine Head (1972)- 3
Michael Jackson - Off the Wall (1979)- 2
Black Sabbath - Black Sabbath (1970)- 1

Posted by AlexVoltaire on Thursday, 06.30.16 @ 08:08am


1. AC/DC - Highway to Hell (1979) 14pts
2. Black Sabbath - Black Sabbath (1970) 13pts
3. Deep Purple - Machine Head (1972) 12pts
4. Boston - Boston (1976) 11pts
5. Jethro Tull - Aqualung (1971) 10pts
6. Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young - Deja Vu (1970) 9pts
7. Sex Pistols - Never Mind The Bollocks, Here's The Sex Pistols (1977) 8pts
8. Derek & The Dominos - Layla & Other Assorted Love Songs (1970) 7pts
9. The Clash - The Clash [US] (1977) 6pts
10. Neil Young - After the Gold Rush (1970) 5pts
11. Billy Joel - The Stranger (1977) 4pts
12. Kraftwerk - Trans-Europe Express (1977) 3pts
13. John Lennon - John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band (1970) 2pts
14. Michael Jackson - Off the Wall (1979) 1pts

Posted by Mike on Thursday, 06.30.16 @ 12:40pm


Sex Pistols - Never Mind The Bollocks, Here's The Sex Pistols (1977) - 14
Derek & The Dominos - Layla & Other Assorted Love Songs (1970) - 13
Deep Purple - Machine Head (1972) - 12
Boston - Boston (1976) - 11
Billy Joel - The Stranger (1977) - 10
Kraftwerk - Trans-Europe Express (1977) - 9
Neil Young - After the Gold Rush (1970) - 8
Jethro Tull - Aqualung (1971) - 7
The Clash - The Clash [US] (1977) - 6
Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young - Deja Vu (1970) - 5
Black Sabbath - Black Sabbath (1970) - 4
Michael Jackson - Off the Wall (1979) - 3
AC/DC - Highway to Hell (1979) - 2
John Lennon - John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band (1970) - 1

Posted by Nick on Thursday, 06.30.16 @ 14:23pm


Deep Purple - Machine Head (1972) - 14
Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young - Deja Vu (1970) - 13
Michael Jackson - Off the Wall (1979) - 12
Derek & The Dominos - Layla & Other Assorted Love Songs (1970) - 11
Kraftwerk - Trans-Europe Express (1977) - 10
John Lennon - John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band (1970) - 9
Black Sabbath - Black Sabbath (1970) - 8
Neil Young - After the Gold Rush (1970) - 7
Boston - Boston (1976) - 6
Jethro Tull - Aqualung (1971) - 5
The Clash - The Clash [US] (1977) - 4
Billy Joel - The Stranger (1977) - 3
Sex Pistols - Never Mind The Bollocks, Here's The Sex Pistols (1977) - 2
AC/DC - Highway to Hell (1979) - 1

Posted by joker on Friday, 07.1.16 @ 21:21pm


Billy Joel - The Stranger (1977) 14
Neil Young - After the Gold Rush (1970) 13
Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young - Deja Vu (1970) 12
Boston - Boston (1976) 11
Michael Jackson - Off the Wall (1979) 10
Deep Purple - Machine Head (1972) 9
John Lennon - John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band (1970) 8
Jethro Tull - Aqualung (1971) 7
The Clash - The Clash [US] (1977) 6
Derek & The Dominos - Layla & Other Assorted Love Songs (1970) 5
AC/DC - Highway to Hell (1979) 4
Black Sabbath - Black Sabbath (1970) 3
Sex Pistols - Never Mind The Bollocks, Here's The Sex Pistols (1977) 2
Kraftwerk - Trans-Europe Express (1977) 1

Posted by Jennifer on Friday, 07.1.16 @ 21:59pm


Final Rankings are now closed.

Here are the final results (let me know ASAP if there are any errors):

Deep Purple - Machine Head (1972) - 72
Boston - Boston (1976) - 68

Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young - Deja Vu (1970) - 65 (60 Points in Initial Rankings)
Billy Joel - The Stranger (1977) - 65 (59 Points in Initial Rankings)

Derek & The Dominos - Layla & Other Assorted Love Songs (1970) - 64

Sex Pistols - Never Mind The Bollocks, Here's The Sex Pistols (1977) - 61 (103 Points in Initial Rankings)
Neil Young - After the Gold Rush (1970) - 61 (63 Points in Initial Rankings)

Black Sabbath - Black Sabbath (1970) - 60 (73 Points in Initial Rankings)
Michael Jackson - Off the Wall (1979) - 60 (66 Points in Initial Rankings)

Jethro Tull - Aqualung (1971) - 58
Kraftwerk - Trans-Europe Express (1977) - 56
The Clash - The Clash [US] (1977) - 54
AC/DC - Highway to Hell (1979) - 52
John Lennon - John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band (1970) - 44


Here are the updated rankings for each group:

Top 100 Overall

1. The Beatles - Sgt. Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band (1967)
2. Pink Floyd - Dark Side of the Moon (1973)
3. The Beach Boys - Pet Sounds (1966)
4. Led Zeppelin - Untitled (Led Zeppelin IV/ZOSO) (1971)
5. Nirvana - Nevermind (1991)
6. Michael Jackson - Thriller (1982)
7. Bob Dylan - Highway 61 Revisited (1965)
8. The Beatles - Revolver [UK] (1966)
9. The Doors - The Doors (1967)
10. The Beatles - Rubber Soul [UK] (1965)
11. The Jimi Hendrix Experience - Are You Experienced (1967)
12. The Clash - London Calling (1979)
13. The Beatles - Abbey Road (1969)
14. David Bowie - The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From Mars (1972)
15. U2 - The Joshua Tree (1987)
16. The Who - Who's Next (1971)
17. Prince & the Revolution - Purple Rain (1984)
18. Fleetwood Mac - Rumours (1977)
19. Marvin Gaye - What's Going On (1971)
20. Radiohead - OK Computer (1997)
21. Guns N' Roses - Appetite For Destruction (1987)
22. Pink Floyd - The Wall (1979)
23. Black Sabbath - Paranoid (1970)
24. Public Enemy - It Takes A Nation Of Millions To Hold Us Back (1988)
25. The Moody Blues - Days of Future Passed (1967)
26. The Beatles - The Beatles (1968)
27. Led Zeppelin - Led Zeppelin II (1969)
28. Bruce Springsteen - Born To Run (1975)
29. The Velvet Underground - The Velvet Underground And Nico (1967)
30. Carole King - Tapestry (1971)
31. The Rolling Stones - Exile On Main St. (1972)
32. Bob Dylan - Blonde On Blonde (1966)
33. Stevie Wonder - Songs in the Key of Life (1976)
34. Pearl Jam - Ten (1991)
35. Pink Floyd - Wish You Were Here (1975)
36. Ramones - Ramones (1976)
37. AC/DC - Back In Black (1980)
38. Bruce Springsteen - Born In The U.S.A. (1984)
39. N.W.A - Straight Outta Compton (1988)
40. R.E.M. - Automatic For The People (1992)
41. Miles Davis - Kind of Blue (1959)
42. Bob Marley & The Wailers - Exodus (1977)
43. U2 - Achtung Baby (1991)
44. Talking Heads - Remain In Light (1980)
45. Smashing Pumpkins - Mellon Collie And The Infinite Sadness (1995)
46. Simon & Garfunkel - Bridge Over Troubled Water (1970)
47. The Rolling Stones - Let it Bleed (1969)
48. Joni Mitchell - Blue (1971)
49. The Rolling Stones - Sticky Fingers (1971)
50. Van Morrison - Moondance (1970)
51. John Lennon - Imagine (1971)
52. The Eagles - Hotel California (1976)
53. Nine Inch Nails - The Downward Spiral (1994)
54. Kanye West - My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy (2010)
55. Curtis Mayfield - Superfly (1972)
56. Stevie Wonder - Innervisions (1973)
57. Kraftwerk - Autobahn (1974)
58. Johnny Cash - Johnny Cash At Folsom Prison (1968)
59. Bob Dylan - The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan (1963)
60. David Bowie - Hunky Dory (1971)
61. James Brown - Live At The Apollo (1963)
62. The Band - Music From Big Pink (1968)
63. Van Morrison - Astral Weeks (1968)
64. Metallica - Master of Puppets (1986)
65. T. Rex - Electric Warrior (1971)
66. The Doors - L.A. Woman (1971)
67. Peter Gabriel - So (1986)
68. Led Zeppelin - Physical Graffiti (1975)
69. George Harrison - All Things Must Pass (1970)
70. Led Zeppelin - Led Zeppelin (1969)
71. The Who - Tommy (1969)
72. Metallica - Metallica (The Black Album) (1991)
73. Neil Young - Harvest (1972)
74. Elton John - Goodbye Yellow Brick Road (1973)
75. Arcade Fire - The Suburbs (2010)
76. Bee Gees & Various Artists - Saturday Night Fever: The Original Movie Sound Track (1977)
77. Beastie Boys - Licensed To Ill (1986)
78. R.E.M. - Document (1987)
79. Red Hot Chili Peppers - Blood Sugar Sex Magik (1991)
80. Dr. Dre - The Chronic (1992)
81. The Zombies - Odessey And Oracle (1968)
82. The Smiths - The Queen is Dead (1986)
83. Cream - Disraeli Gears (1967)
84. Alanis Morissette - Jagged Little Pill (1995)
85. Creedence Clearwater Revival - Cosmo's Factory (1970)
86. Queen - A Night At The Opera (1975)
87. Green Day - American Idiot (2004)
88. Sly & The Family Stone - Stand! (1969)
89. Beck - Odelay (1996)
90. Tom Petty - Full Moon Fever (1989)
91. Oasis - (What's The Story) Morning Glory? (1995)
92. Prince & the Revolution - 1999 (1982)
93. Green Day - Dookie (1994)
94. Aretha Franklin - I Never Loved A Man The Way I Love You (1967)
95. Pearl Jam - Vs. (1993)
96. Smashing Pumpkins - Siamese Dream (1993)
97. Buddy Holly & The Crickets - The "Chirping" Crickets (1957)
98. The Rolling Stones - Beggars Banquet (1968)
99. Aerosmith - Toys In The Attic (1975)
100. Adele - 21 (2011)


Pre-1970

1. The Beatles - Sgt. Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band (1967)
2. The Beach Boys - Pet Sounds (1966)
3. Bob Dylan - Highway 61 Revisited (1965)
4. The Beatles - Revolver [UK] (1966)
5. The Doors - The Doors (1967)
6. The Beatles - Rubber Soul [UK] (1965)
7. The Jimi Hendrix Experience - Are You Experienced (1967)
8. The Beatles - Abbey Road (1969)
9. The Moody Blues - Days of Future Passed (1967)
10. The Beatles - The Beatles (1968)
11. Led Zeppelin - Led Zeppelin II (1969)
12. The Velvet Underground - The Velvet Underground And Nico (1967)
13. Bob Dylan - Blonde On Blonde (1966)
14. Miles Davis - Kind of Blue (1959)
15. The Rolling Stones - Let it Bleed (1969)
16. Johnny Cash - Johnny Cash At Folsom Prison (1968)
17. Bob Dylan - The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan (1963)
18. James Brown - Live At The Apollo (1963)
19. The Band - Music From Big Pink (1968)
20. Van Morrison - Astral Weeks (1968)
21. Led Zeppelin - Led Zeppelin (1969)
22. The Who - Tommy (1969)
23. The Zombies - Odessey And Oracle (1968)
24. Cream - Disraeli Gears (1967)
25. Sly & The Family Stone - Stand! (1969)
26. Aretha Franklin - I Never Loved A Man The Way I Love You (1967)
27. Buddy Holly & The Crickets - The "Chirping" Crickets (1957)
28. The Rolling Stones - Beggars Banquet (1968)
29. Jefferson Airplane - Surrealistic Pillow (1967)
30. Ray Charles - Modern Sounds in Country and Western Music (1962)
31. MC5 - Kick Out The Jams (1969)
32. The Doors - Strange Days (1967)
33. Bob Dylan - Bringing It All Back Home (1965)
34. Crosby, Stills & Nash - Crosby, Stills & Nash (1969)
35. Elvis Presley - Elvis Presley (1956)
36. The Jimi Hendrix Experience - Electric Ladyland (1968)
37. Love - Forever Changes (1967)
38. Bob Dylan - The Times They Are a-Changin' (1964)
39. Santana - Santana (1969)
40. The Kinks - The Kinks Are The Village Green Preservation Society (1968)
41. The Mothers of Invention - Freak Out! (1966)
42. King Crimson - In the Court of the Crimson King (1969)
43. The Beatles - A Hard Day's Night [UK] (1964)
44. Simon & Garfunkel - Bookends (1968)
45. The Beatles - Help! [UK] (1965)
46. Dusty Springfield - Dusty in Memphis (1969)
47 (tie). Big Brother and the Holding Company - Cheap Thrills (1968)
47 (tie). Creedence Clearwater Revival - Green River (1969)
49. Creedence Clearwater Revival - Willy and the Poor Boys (1969)
50. The Doors - Waiting For The Sun (1968)
51. The Stooges - The Stooges (1969)
52. Neil Young & Crazy Horse - Everybody Knows This is Nowhere (1969)
53. Otis Redding - Otis Blue: Otis Redding Sings Soul (1965)
54. Bo Diddley - Bo Diddley (1958)
55. The Flying Burrito Brothers - The Gilded Palace Of Sin (1969)
56. Simon & Garfunkel - Parsley, Sage, Rosemary, And Thyme (1966)
57. Etta James - At Last! (1961)
58. Aretha Franklin - Aretha: Lady Soul (1968)
59. Muddy Waters - At Newport 1960 (1960)
60. Chicago - Chicago Transit Authority (1969)
61. Chuck Berry - Is On Top (1959)
62. Peter, Paul and Mary - Peter, Paul and Mary (1962)
63. The Beatles - Magical Mystery Tour [US] (1967)
64. The Who - The Who Sell Out (1967)
65. The Byrds - Mr. Tambourine Man (1965)
66. The Beatles - Please Please Me (1963)
67. The Who - My Generation [UK] (1965)
68. Frank Sinatra - In The Wee Small Hours (1955)
69. The Byrds - Sweetheart Of The Rodeo (1968)
70. Little Richard - Here's Little Richard (1957)
71. Albert King - Born Under a Bad Sign (1967)
72. Procol Harum - Procol Harum (1967)
73. Cream - Fresh Cream (1966)
74. Buffalo Springfield - Buffalo Springfield Again (1967)
75. The Kinks - Something Else By The Kinks (1967)
76. The Velvet Underground - The Velvet Underground (1969)
77. John Coltrane - A Love Supreme (1965)
78. Traffic - Mr. Fantasy (1967)
79. Cream - Wheels Of Fire (1968)
80. Grateful Dead - Live/Dead (1969)
81. The Byrds - Younger Than Yesterday (1967)
82. The Jimi Hendrix Experience - Axis: Bold As Love (1967)
83. Frank Zappa And The Mothers Of Invention - Hot Rats (1969)
84. Howlin' Wolf - Howlin' Wolf (The Rockin' Chair Album) (1962)
85. The Beatles - With The Beatles (1963)
86. The Meters - Look-Ka Py Py (1969)
87. The Mamas And The Papas - If You Can Believe Your Eyes And Ears (1966)
88. John Coltrane - Giant Steps (1960)
89. Booker T. & The M.G.'s - Green Onions (1962)
90. The Band - The Band (1969)
91. Leonard Cohen - Songs Of Leonard Cohen (1967)
92. The Kinks - Arthur (Or the Decline and Fall of the British Empire) (1969)
93. Dick Dale and His Del-Tones - Surfer's Choice (1962)
94. Robert Johnson - King of the Delta Blues Singers (1961)
95. The Paul Butterfield Blues Band - East-West (1966)
96. The Supremes - Where Did Our Love Go (1964)
97. Ray Charles - Ray Charles (1957)
98. Ornette Coleman - The Shape of Jazz To Come (1959)
99. Dave Brubeck - Time Out (1959)
100. Silver Apples - Silver Apples (1968)
101. Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band - Trout Mask Replica (1969)


1970s

1. Pink Floyd - Dark Side of the Moon (1973)
2. Led Zeppelin - Untitled (Led Zeppelin IV/ZOSO) (1971)
3. The Clash - London Calling (1979)
4. David Bowie - The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From Mars (1972)
5. The Who - Who's Next (1971)
6. Fleetwood Mac - Rumours (1977)
7. Marvin Gaye - What's Going On (1971)
8. Pink Floyd - The Wall (1979)
9. Black Sabbath - Paranoid (1970)
10. Bruce Springsteen - Born To Run (1975)
11. Carole King - Tapestry (1971)
12. The Rolling Stones - Exile On Main St. (1972)
13. Stevie Wonder - Songs in the Key of Life (1976)
14. Pink Floyd - Wish You Were Here (1975)
15. Ramones - Ramones (1976)
16. Bob Marley & The Wailers - Exodus (1977)
17. Simon & Garfunkel - Bridge Over Troubled Water (1970)
18. Joni Mitchell - Blue (1971)
19. The Rolling Stones - Sticky Fingers (1971)
20. Van Morrison - Moondance (1970)
21. John Lennon - Imagine (1971)
22. The Eagles - Hotel California (1976)
23. Curtis Mayfield - Superfly (1972)
24. Stevie Wonder - Innervisions (1973)
25. Kraftwerk - Autobahn (1974)
26. David Bowie - Hunky Dory (1971)
27. T. Rex - Electric Warrior (1971)
28. The Doors - L.A. Woman (1971)
29. Led Zeppelin - Physical Graffiti (1975)
30. George Harrison - All Things Must Pass (1970)
31. Neil Young - Harvest (1972)
32. Elton John - Goodbye Yellow Brick Road (1973)
33. Bee Gees & Various Artists - Saturday Night Fever: The Original Movie Sound Track (1977)
34. Creedence Clearwater Revival - Cosmo's Factory (1970)
35. Queen - A Night At The Opera (1975)
36. Aerosmith - Toys In The Attic (1975)
37. Deep Purple - Machine Head (1972)
38. Boston - Boston (1976)
39. Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young - Deja Vu (1970)
40. Billy Joel - The Stranger (1977)
41. Derek & The Dominos - Layla & Other Assorted Love Songs (1970)
42. Sex Pistols - Never Mind The Bollocks, Here's The Sex Pistols (1977)
43. Neil Young - After the Gold Rush (1970)
44. Black Sabbath - Black Sabbath (1970)
45. Michael Jackson - Off the Wall (1979)
46. Jethro Tull - Aqualung (1971)
47. Kraftwerk - Trans-Europe Express (1977)
48. The Clash - The Clash [US] (1977)
49. AC/DC - Highway to Hell (1979)
50. John Lennon - John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band (1970)


1980s

1. Michael Jackson - Thriller (1982)
2. U2 - The Joshua Tree (1987)
3. Prince & the Revolution - Purple Rain (1984)
4. Guns N' Roses - Appetite For Destruction (1987)
5. Public Enemy - It Takes A Nation Of Millions To Hold Us Back (1988)
6. AC/DC - Back In Black (1980)
7. Bruce Springsteen - Born In The U.S.A. (1984)
8. N.W.A - Straight Outta Compton (1988)
9. Talking Heads - Remain In Light (1980)
10. Metallica - Master of Puppets (1986)
11. Peter Gabriel - So (1986)
12. Beastie Boys - Licensed To Ill (1986)
13. R.E.M. - Document (1987)
14. The Smiths - The Queen is Dead (1986)
15. Tom Petty - Full Moon Fever (1989)
16. Prince & the Revolution - 1999 (1982)


1990s

1. Nirvana - Nevermind (1991)
2. Radiohead - OK Computer (1997)
3. Pearl Jam - Ten (1991)
4. R.E.M. - Automatic For The People (1992)
5. U2 - Achtung Baby (1991)
6. Smashing Pumpkins - Mellon Collie And The Infinite Sadness (1995)
7. Nine Inch Nails - The Downward Spiral (1994)
8. Metallica - Metallica (The Black Album) (1991)
9. Red Hot Chili Peppers - Blood Sugar Sex Magik (1991)
10. Dr. Dre - The Chronic (1992)
11. Alanis Morissette - Jagged Little Pill (1995)
12. Beck - Odelay (1996)
13. Oasis - (What's The Story) Morning Glory? (1995)
14. Green Day - Dookie (1994)
15. Pearl Jam - Vs. (1993)
16. Smashing Pumpkins - Siamese Dream (1993)


2000-2015

1. Kanye West - My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy (2010)
2. Arcade Fire - The Suburbs (2010)
3. Green Day - American Idiot (2004)
4. Adele - 21 (2011)


Nominations for Round 2 of the 1970s Group Rankings are now open.

Each voter (including new voters to the project, who are welcome to join at any time) can nominate as many as 50 qualified albums (a minimum of 35 nominations is required for this round for your ballot to be counted) that haven't been ranked yet (listed below). Voters must have at least 20 current nominations (or explain that they didn't think any other albums were worthy of nomination) for their nominations to be counted.

This will be the last round of replacement nominations for this group. The final round will be an open vote including all reamining, eligible albums.


Here are the maximum number of replacement nominations available this round for each voter that has previously nominated albums for this group:

Darren - 9
AlexVoltaire - 12
DarinRG - 5
Donnie - 14
Gassman - 10
Jennifer - 10
joker - 9
jtrichey - 16
Mike - 21
Nick - 12
Tom H. - 6

If you'd like additional replacement nominations, you'll need to specify which previously nominated album you would like to un-nominate.


Here is the list of qualified albums that haven't been ranked yet:

Al Green - Call Me (1973)
Alice Cooper - Billion Dollar Babies (1973)
Alice Cooper - Love it to Death (1971)
Big Star - #1 Record (1972)
Bill Withers - Still Bill (1972)
Billy Joel - 52nd Street (1978)
Blondie - Parallel Lines (1978)
Bob Dylan - Blood On The Tracks (1975)
Brian Eno - Ambient 1: Music For Airports (1978)
Bruce Springsteen - Darkness on the Edge of Town (1978)
Buzzcocks - Another Music in a Different Kitchen (1978)
Cat Stevens - Tea For The Tillerman (1970)
Cheap Trick - Cheap Trick At Budokan (1978)
Chicago - Chicago (II) (1970)
David Bowie - Aladdin Sane (1973)
David Bowie - Low (1977)
David Bowie - Station To Station (1976)
Devo - Q: Are We Not Men? A: We Are Devo! (1978)
Donna Summer - Bad Girls (1979)
Electric Light Orchestra - Out of the Blue (1977)
Elton John - Captain Fantastic and The Brown Dirt Cowboy (1975)
Elvis Costello - My Aim Is True (1977)
Elvis Costello & The Attractions - This Year's Model (1978)
Elvis Presley - The Sun Sessions (1976)
Emerson, Lake & Palmer - Brain Salad Surgery (1974)
Eric Clapton - Slowhand (1977)
Funkadelic - Maggot Brain (1971)
Funkadelic - One Nation Under a Groove (1978)
Gang of Four - Entertainment! (1979)
Genesis - Selling England By the Pound (1973)
Genesis - The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway (1974)
George Harrison - The Concert for Bangladesh (1971)
Gram Parsons - GP (1973)
Gram Parsons - Grievous Angel (1974)
Grateful Dead - American Beauty (1970)
Harry Nilsson - Nilsson Schmilsson (1971)
Heart - Dreamboat Annie (1976)
Iggy Pop - Lust for Life (1977)
Isaac Hayes - Shaft (1971)
Jackson Browne - Late For The Sky (1974)
Jackson Browne - Running On Empty (1977)
James Taylor - Sweet Baby James (1970)
Janis Joplin - Pearl (1971)
Jethro Tull - Thick As A Brick (1972)
Joni Mitchell - Court and Spark (1974)
Joy Division - Unknown Pleasures (1979)
KISS - Alive! (1975)
KISS - Destroyer (1976)
Led Zeppelin - Houses of the Holy (1973)
Linda Ronstadt - Heart Like a Wheel (1974)
Lou Reed - Transformer (1972)
Lynyrd Skynyrd - Pronounced Leh-nerd Skin-nerd (1973)
Mahavishnu Orchestra - The Inner Mounting Flame (1971)
Marvin Gaye - Let's Get It On (1973)
Meat Loaf - Bat Out Of Hell (1977)
Mike Oldfield - Tubular Bells (1973)
Miles Davis - Bitches Brew (1970)
New York Dolls - New York Dolls (1973)
Parliament/Funkadelic - Mothership Connection (1975)
Patti Smith - Horses (1975)
Paul McCartney & Wings - Band on the Run (1973)
Paul Simon - Still Crazy After All These Years (1975)
Peter Frampton - Frampton Comes Alive! (1976)
Pink Floyd - Animals (1977)
Roxy Music - Roxy Music (1972)
Rush - 2112 (1976)
Santana - Abraxas (1970)
Sly & The Family Stone - There's A Riot Goin' On (1971)
Steely Dan - Aja (1977)
Steve Miller Band - Fly Like An Eagle (1976)
Stevie Wonder - Fulfillingness' First Finale (1974)
Stevie Wonder - Talking Book (1972)
Suicide - Suicide (1977)
Supertramp - Breakfast in America (1979)
Talking Heads - More Songs About Buildings And Food (1978)
Television - Marquee Moon (1977)
The Allman Brothers Band - At Fillmore East (1971)
The Allman Brothers Band - Eat a Peach (1972)
The Beatles - Let It Be (1970)
The Cars - Candy-O (1979)
The Cars - The Cars (1978)
The Doors - Morrison Hotel (1970)
The Eagles - Eagles (1972)
The Jam - All Mod Cons (1978)
The Police - Outlandos d'Amour (1978)
The Rolling Stones - Some Girls (1978)
The Spinners - Spinners (1973)
The Velvet Underground - Loaded (1970)
The Wailers - Burnin' (1973)
The Who - Live At Leeds (1970)
The Who - Quadrophenia (1973)
Throbbing Gristle - 20 Jazz Funk Greats (1979)
Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers - Damn the Torpedoes (1979)
Traffic - The Low Spark of High Heeled Boys (1971)
Van Halen - Van Halen (1978)
War - The World Is A Ghetto (1972)
Warren Zevon - Excitable Boy (1978)
Willie Nelson - Red Headed Stranger (1975)
Yes - Close To The Edge (1972)
Yes - Fragile (1971)
Yes - The Yes Album (1971)


There will be 4 days of replacement nominations (normally there are only 3, but that would end this round on the 4th of July). After the conclusion of replacement nominations, the approx. 25 albums with the most nominations will advance to this round's initial rankings to be qualified for final rankings. This round will rank 15 albums unless there is a tie at the end of the final rankings, in which case more than 15 albums could be ranked this round.


Replacement nominations will end at 10 PM Central on Tuesday, July 5th.

Posted by Darren on Saturday, 07.2.16 @ 01:16am



Buzzcocks - Another Music in a Different Kitchen (1978)
David Bowie - Station To Station (1976)
Isaac Hayes - Shaft (1971)
KISS - Alive! (1975)
Led Zeppelin - Houses of the Holy (1973)
Stevie Wonder - Fulfillingness' First Finale (1974)
Talking Heads - More Songs About Buildings And Food (1978)
The Allman Brothers Band - At Fillmore East (1971)
The Cars - The Cars (1978)
The Eagles - Eagles (1972)
The Who - Quadrophenia (1973)
Willie Nelson - Red Headed Stranger (1975)

Posted by jtrichey on Sunday, 07.3.16 @ 00:15am


My replacement nominations:

Big Star - #1 Record (1972)
Buzzcocks - Another Music in a Different Kitchen (1978)
David Bowie - Low (1977)
Elvis Presley - The Sun Sessions (1976)
Emerson, Lake & Palmer - Brain Salad Surgery (1974)
Jethro Tull - Thick As A Brick (1972)
Steve Miller Band - Fly Like An Eagle (1976)
Suicide - Suicide (1977)
The Who - Quadrophenia (1973)


For Your Consideration:

Bob Dylan - Blood On The Tracks (1975)
Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers - Damn the Torpedoes (1979)
Television - Marquee Moon (1977)
Bruce Springsteen - Darkness on the Edge of Town (1978)
The Beatles - Let It Be (1970)
Peter Frampton - Frampton Comes Alive! (1976)
Meat Loaf - Bat Out Of Hell (1977)
Lynyrd Skynyrd - Pronounced Leh-nerd Skin-nerd (1973)
Elvis Costello - My Aim Is True (1977)
Iggy Pop - Lust for Life (1977)
Elvis Costello & The Attractions - This Year's Model (1978)
Blondie - Parallel Lines (1978)
Talking Heads - More Songs About Buildings And Food (1978)
Supertramp - Breakfast in America (1979)
Van Halen - Van Halen (1978)
The Eagles - Eagles (1972)
Isaac Hayes - Shaft (1971)
Cheap Trick - Cheap Trick At Budokan (1978)
Patti Smith - Horses (1975)
David Bowie - Aladdin Sane (1973)

Posted by Darren on Sunday, 07.3.16 @ 22:12pm


10 Replacement Nominees:

1. Cheap Trick - Cheap Trick At Budokan (1978)
2. Funkadelic - Maggot Brain (1971)
3. Funkadelic - One Nation Under a Groove (1978)
4. Gang of Four - Entertainment! (1979)
5. Rush - 2112 (1976)
6. The Eagles - Eagles (1972)
7. The Spinners - Spinners (1973)
8. The Who - Quadrophenia (1973)
9. Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers - Damn the Torpedoes (1979)
10. Yes - Fragile (1971)

My Top-10 Snubs For Your Consideration:

1. Bob Dylan - Blood On The Tracks (1975)
2. Miles Davis – Bitches Brew (1970)
3. David Bowie - Low (1977)
4. Elvis Presley - The Sun Sessions (1976)
5. The Allman Brothers Band - At Fillmore East (1971)
6. Joy Division - Unknown Pleasures (1979)
7. Van Halen – Van Halen (1978)
8. Grateful Dead - American Beauty (1970)
9. Lynyrd Skynyrd - Pronounced Leh-nerd Skin-nerd (1973)
10. Sly & The Family Stone - There's A Riot Goin' On (1971)

Posted by Gassman on Monday, 07.4.16 @ 13:18pm


My replacement nominations:

Big Star - #1 Record (1972)
Bill Withers - Still Bill (1972)
Chicago - Chicago (II) (1970)
Devo - Q: Are We Not Men? A: We Are Devo! (1978)
Donna Summer - Bad Girls (1979)
Heart - Dreamboat Annie (1976)
Iggy Pop - Lust for Life (1977)
Mahavishnu Orchestra - The Inner Mounting Flame (1971)
Peter Frampton - Frampton Comes Alive! (1976)
The Spinners - Spinners (1973)
Yes - Fragile (1971)
Yes - The Yes Album (1971)

My top 5 priorities:

Elton John - Captain Fantastic and The Brown Dirt Cowboy (1975)
Linda Ronstadt - Heart Like a Wheel (1974)
Brian Eno - Ambient 1: Music For Airports (1978)
Cat Stevens - Tea For The Tillerman (1970)
War - The World Is A Ghetto (1972)

Posted by AlexVoltaire on Monday, 07.4.16 @ 16:27pm


Thanks for adding a day Darren. Now I can do replacement nominations after all

Big Star- #1 Record (1972)
Janis Joplin- Pearl (1971)
New York Dolls- New York Dolls (1973)
The Beatles- Let It Be (1970)
The Spinners - Spinners (1973)
Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers- Damn the Torpedoes (1979)

Posted by Tom H. on Tuesday, 07.5.16 @ 16:02pm


Replacement Nominations

David Bowie - Aladdin Sane (1973)
David Bowie - Low (1977)
Elton John - Captain Fantastic and The Brown Dirt Cowboy (1975)
Elvis Costello - My Aim Is True (1977)
Led Zeppelin - Houses of the Holy (1973)
Meat Loaf - Bat Out Of Hell (1977)
New York Dolls - New York Dolls (1973)
Paul McCartney & Wings - Band on the Run (1973)
Pink Floyd - Animals (1977)
Steely Dan - Aja (1977)
Stevie Wonder - Talking Book (1972)
Suicide - Suicide (1977)
The Doors - Morrison Hotel (1970)
The Who - Live At Leeds (1970)
Willie Nelson - Red Headed Stranger (1975)
Yes - The Yes Album (1971)

Posted by Mike on Tuesday, 07.5.16 @ 16:10pm


My Replacement Nominees:
Funkadelic - One Nation Under a Groove (1978)
Meat Loaf - Bat Out Of Hell (1977)
Peter Frampton - Frampton Comes Alive! (1976)
Santana - Abraxas (1970)
The Allman Brothers Band - Eat a Peach (1972)
The Cars - Candy-O (1979)
The Eagles - Eagles (1972)
The Police - Outlandos d'Amour (1978)
The Spinners - Spinners (1973)
War - The World Is A Ghetto (1972)
Warren Zevon - Excitable Boy (1978)
Yes - Fragile (1971)

Posted by Nick on Tuesday, 07.5.16 @ 22:18pm


Replacement Nominations:

Alice Cooper - Love it to Death (1971)
Bill Withers - Still Bill (1972)
Chicago - Chicago (II) (1970)
Emerson, Lake & Palmer - Brain Salad Surgery (1974)
Jackson Browne - Late For The Sky (1974)
Linda Ronstadt - Heart Like a Wheel (1974)
Stevie Wonder - Talking Book (1972)
The Allman Brothers Band - Eat a Peach (1972)
The Cars - Candy-O (1979)
Willie Nelson - Red Headed Stranger (1975)

Posted by Jennifer on Tuesday, 07.5.16 @ 22:59pm


Round 2 Nominations for the 1970s Group are now closed.

The following 22 albums received at least 7 nominations and will be included in the Initial Rankings:

Alice Cooper - Billion Dollar Babies (1973)
Big Star - #1 Record (1972)
Blondie - Parallel Lines (1978)
Cheap Trick - Cheap Trick At Budokan (1978)
James Taylor - Sweet Baby James (1970)
Janis Joplin - Pearl (1971)
Led Zeppelin - Houses of the Holy (1973)
Lou Reed - Transformer (1972)
New York Dolls - New York Dolls (1973)
Patti Smith - Horses (1975)
Paul McCartney & Wings - Band on the Run (1973)
Peter Frampton - Frampton Comes Alive! (1976)
Rush - 2112 (1976)
Santana - Abraxas (1970)
Steely Dan - Aja (1977)
The Allman Brothers Band - At Fillmore East (1971)
The Cars - The Cars (1978)
The Doors - Morrison Hotel (1970)
The Eagles - Eagles (1972)
The Who - Quadrophenia (1973)
Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers - Damn the Torpedoes (1979)
Van Halen - Van Halen (1978)


Any voter that would like to is eligible to vote in the Initial Rankings. To vote, select 15 eligible albums and rank them in order of preference. The highest-ranked song gets 15 points, the second-highest 14 points and so on.

The 15 albums that receive the most points (with more than 15 in the event of a tie for 15th) will be qualified for the final rankings vote for the 1970s group, to be ranked between #51 and #65 in the final rankings.

There will be three days of initial ranking votes.

Rankings will end at 10 PM Central on Friday the 8th.

Posted by Darren on Wednesday, 07.6.16 @ 10:37am


Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers - Damn the Torpedoes (1979) - 15
Peter Frampton - Frampton Comes Alive! (1976) - 14
Blondie - Parallel Lines (1978) - 13
Van Halen - Van Halen (1978) - 12
The Eagles - Eagles (1972) - 11
Cheap Trick - Cheap Trick At Budokan (1978) - 10
Patti Smith - Horses (1975) - 9
Led Zeppelin - Houses of the Holy (1973) - 8
Paul McCartney & Wings - Band on the Run (1973) - 7
The Doors - Morrison Hotel (1970) - 6
Janis Joplin - Pearl (1971) - 5
Steely Dan - Aja (1977) - 4
Rush - 2112 (1976) - 3
The Cars - The Cars (1978) - 2
The Who - Quadrophenia (1973) - 1

Posted by Darren on Wednesday, 07.6.16 @ 10:41am


Rush-2112 (1976)- 15
The Who- Quadrophenia (1973)- 14
Led Zeppelin- Houses of the Holy (1973)- 13
Janis Joplin- Pearl (1971)- 12
The Allman Brothers Band- At Fillmore East (1971)- 11
James Taylor-Sweet Baby James (1970)- 10
New York Dolls- New York Dolls (1970)- 9
Big Star- #1 Record (1972)-8
Paul McCartney & Wings- Band on the Run (1973)-7
Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers- Damn The Torpedoes (1979)- 6
The Doors- Morrison Hotel (1970)- 5
Blondie- Parallel Lines (1978)- 4
Steeley Dan- Aka (1977)- 3
Alice Cooper- Billion Dollar Babies (1973)- 2
Van Halen- Van Halen (1978)- 1

Posted by Tom H. on Wednesday, 07.6.16 @ 12:23pm



The Allman Brothers Band - At Fillmore East (1971)- 15
Lou Reed - Transformer (1972)- 14
Patti Smith - Horses (1975)- 13
Paul McCartney & Wings - Band on the Run (1973)- 12
Steely Dan - Aja (1977)- 11
The Cars - The Cars (1978)- 10
Big Star - #1 Record (1972)- 9
James Taylor - Sweet Baby James (1970)- 8
The Who - Quadrophenia (1973)- 7
Peter Frampton - Frampton Comes Alive! (1976)- 6
Santana - Abraxas (1970)- 5
Cheap Trick - Cheap Trick At Budokan (1978)- 4
Blondie - Parallel Lines (1978)- 3
The Eagles - Eagles (1972)- 2
New York Dolls - New York Dolls (1973)- 1

Posted by AlexVoltaire on Wednesday, 07.6.16 @ 13:51pm


New York Dolls - New York Dolls (1973)15
The Doors - Morrison Hotel (1970)14
Lou Reed - Transformer (1972)13
Big Star - #1 Record (1972)12
Patti Smith - Horses (1975)11
Rush - 2112 (1976)10
Alice Cooper - Billion Dollar Babies (1973)9
Janis Joplin - Pearl (1971)8
James Taylor - Sweet Baby James (1970)7
The Allman Brothers Band - At Fillmore East (1971)6
Blondie - Parallel Lines (1978)5
Led Zeppelin - Houses of the Holy (1973)4
Van Halen - Van Halen (1978)3
Steely Dan - Aja (1977)2
Cheap Trick - Cheap Trick At Budokan (1978)1

Posted by DarinRG on Wednesday, 07.6.16 @ 18:54pm


1. Blondie - Parallel Lines (1978) 15 pts
2. New York Dolls - New York Dolls (1973)
3. Patti Smith - Horses (1975)
4. The Doors - Morrison Hotel (1970)
5. Big Star - #1 Record (1972)
6. Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers - Damn the Torpedoes (1979)
7. Santana - Abraxas (1970)
8. Alice Cooper - Billion Dollar Babies (1973)
9. Paul McCartney & Wings - Band on the Run (1973)
10. Lou Reed - Transformer (1972)
11. Cheap Trick - Cheap Trick At Budokan (1978)
12. Peter Frampton - Frampton Comes Alive! (1976)
13. The Cars - The Cars (1978)
14. Led Zeppelin - Houses of the Holy (1973)
15. The Allman Brothers Band - At Fillmore East (1971)

Posted by jtrichey on Wednesday, 07.6.16 @ 23:14pm


Van Halen – Van Halen (1978) 15pts
The Cars - The Cars (1978) 14pts
Alice Cooper - Billion Dollar Babies (1973) 13pts
Cheap Trick - Cheap Trick At Budokan (1978) 12pts
Peter Frampton - Frampton Comes Alive! (1976) 11pts
Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers - Damn the Torpedoes (1979) 10pts
Blondie - Parallel Lines (1978) 9pts
Santana - Abraxas (1970) 8pts
Rush - 2112 (1976) 7pts
The Who - Quadrophenia (1973) 6pts
The Eagles - Eagles (1972) 5pts
Janis Joplin - Pearl (1971) 4pts
Led Zeppelin - Houses of the Holy (1973) 3pts
Steely Dan - Aja (1977) 2pts
Paul McCartney & Wings - Band on the Run (1973) 1pt

Posted by Mike on Thursday, 07.7.16 @ 21:33pm


1. The Allman Brothers Band - At Fillmore East (1971) 15
2. Van Halen – Van Halen (1978) 14
3. Steely Dan - Aja (1977) 13
4. Lou Reed - Transformer (1972) 12
5. James Taylor - Sweet Baby James (1970) 11
6. The Cars - The Cars (1978) 10
7. Led Zeppelin - Houses of the Holy (1973) 9
8. Patti Smith – Horses (1975) 8
9. Janis Joplin – Pearl (1971) 7
10. Alice Cooper - Billion Dollar Babies (1973) 6
11. Santana - Abraxas (1970) 5
12. New York Dolls - New York Dolls (1973) 4
13. Blondie - Parallel Lines (1978) 3
14. Big Star - #1 Record (1972) 2
15. The Eagles - Eagles (1972) 1

Posted by Kyle Gasser on Friday, 07.8.16 @ 20:50pm


The Who - Quadrophenia (1973) 15
Paul McCartney & Wings - Band on the Run (1973) 14
Cheap Trick - Cheap Trick At Budokan (1978) 13
The Eagles - Eagles (1972) 12
Janis Joplin - Pearl (1971) 11
The Doors - Morrison Hotel (1970) 10
The Cars - The Cars (1978) 9
Santana - Abraxas (1970) 8
Peter Frampton - Frampton Comes Alive! (1976) 7
Lou Reed - Transformer (1972) 6
Alice Cooper - Billion Dollar Babies (1973) 5
Led Zeppelin - Houses of the Holy (1973) 4
Van Halen - Van Halen (1978) 3
James Taylor - Sweet Baby James (1970) 2
Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers - Damn the Torpedoes (1979) 1

Posted by Jennifer on Friday, 07.8.16 @ 22:01pm


Cheap Trick - Cheap Trick At Budokan (1978) - 15
The Cars - The Cars (1978) - 14
Steely Dan - Aja (1977) - 13
Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers - Damn the Torpedoes (1979) - 12
Van Halen - Van Halen (1978) - 11
Patti Smith - Horses (1975) - 10
James Taylor - Sweet Baby James (1970) - 9
The Allman Brothers Band - At Fillmore East (1971) - 8
Big Star - #1 Record (1972) - 7
Paul McCartney & Wings - Band on the Run (1973) - 6
The Eagles - Eagles (1972) - 5
Led Zeppelin - Houses of the Holy (1973) - 4
Lou Reed - Transformer (1972) - 3
Blondie - Parallel Lines (1978) - 2
Peter Frampton - Frampton Comes Alive! (1976) - 1

Posted by Nick on Friday, 07.8.16 @ 22:12pm


The Allman Brothers Band - At Fillmore East (1971) - 15
James Taylor - Sweet Baby James (1970) - 14
The Cars - The Cars (1978) - 13
Alice Cooper - Billion Dollar Babies (1973) - 12
Lou Reed - Transformer (1972) - 11
Steely Dan - Aja (1977) - 10
The Who - Quadrophenia (1973) - 9
Santana - Abraxas (1970) - 8
Peter Frampton - Frampton Comes Alive! (1976) - 7
Paul McCartney & Wings - Band on the Run (1973) - 6
Janis Joplin - Pearl (1971) - 5
Led Zeppelin - Houses of the Holy (1973) - 4
Rush - 2112 (1976) - 3
Cheap Trick - Cheap Trick At Budokan (1978) - 2
Blondie - Parallel Lines (1978) - 1

Posted by joker on Friday, 07.8.16 @ 22:26pm


Initial Ranking voting is now closed.

Here are the final results (let me know ASAP if there are any errors):

The Cars - The Cars (1978) - 75
The Allman Brothers Band - At Fillmore East (1971) - 71
Lou Reed - Transformer (1972) - 65
Patti Smith - Horses (1975) - 64
Cheap Trick - Cheap Trick At Budokan (1978) - 62
James Taylor - Sweet Baby James (1970) - 61
Paul McCartney & Wings - Band on the Run (1973) - 60
Steely Dan - Aja (1977) - 58
Van Halen - Van Halen (1978) - 58
Alice Cooper - Billion Dollar Babies (1973) - 55
Blondie - Parallel Lines (1978) - 54
Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers - Damn the Torpedoes (1979) - 53
Janis Joplin - Pearl (1971) - 52
The Who - Quadrophenia (1973) - 52
Led Zeppelin - Houses of the Holy (1973) - 51
_________________________

Big Star - #1 Record (1972) - 49
Peter Frampton - Frampton Comes Alive! (1976) - 49
The Doors - Morrison Hotel (1970) - 47
New York Dolls - New York Dolls (1973) - 43
Santana - Abraxas (1970) - 43
Rush - 2112 (1976) - 38
The Eagles - Eagles (1972) - 25


Voting is now open for the final rankings.


The following 15 albums have been qualified to be ranked between #51 and #65 in the 1970s rankings:

Alice Cooper - Billion Dollar Babies (1973)
Blondie - Parallel Lines (1978)
Cheap Trick - Cheap Trick At Budokan (1978)
James Taylor - Sweet Baby James (1970)
Janis Joplin - Pearl (1971)
Led Zeppelin - Houses of the Holy (1973)
Lou Reed - Transformer (1972)
Patti Smith - Horses (1975)
Paul McCartney & Wings - Band on the Run (1973)
Steely Dan - Aja (1977)
The Allman Brothers Band - At Fillmore East (1971)
The Cars - The Cars (1978)
The Who - Quadrophenia (1973)
Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers - Damn the Torpedoes (1979)
Van Halen - Van Halen (1978)


To participate in the final rankings, rank all 15 albums in order of preference. The highest-ranked song gets 15 points, the second-highest 14 and so on.

In the event of a tie, the first tiebreaker is the album's score in this round's initial ranking. The second tiebreaker is determined by giving one point to each album for being the highest-ranked album on each individual's final ranking this round. The third tiebreaker is the same as the second tiebreaker, except for using the initial rankings. If the tie still isn't resolved, there will be a head-to-head tiebreaker vote after the conclusion of all rankings in the project.

There will be two days of final rankings.

Final rankings will end at 10 PM Central on Sunday the 10th.

Posted by Darren on Saturday, 07.9.16 @ 00:53am


Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers - Damn the Torpedoes (1979) - 15
Blondie - Parallel Lines (1978) - 14
Van Halen - Van Halen (1978) - 13
Cheap Trick - Cheap Trick At Budokan (1978) - 12
Patti Smith - Horses (1975) - 11
Led Zeppelin - Houses of the Holy (1973) - 10
Paul McCartney & Wings - Band on the Run (1973) - 9
Janis Joplin - Pearl (1971) - 8
Steely Dan - Aja (1977) - 7
The Cars - The Cars (1978) - 6
The Who - Quadrophenia (1973) - 5
Lou Reed - Transformer (1972) - 4
Alice Cooper - Billion Dollar Babies (1973) - 3
The Allman Brothers Band - At Fillmore East (1971) - 2
James Taylor - Sweet Baby James (1970) - 1

Posted by Darren on Saturday, 07.9.16 @ 00:57am


The Allman Brothers Band - At Fillmore East (1971)- 15
Lou Reed - Transformer (1972)- 14
Patti Smith - Horses (1975)- 13
The Who - Quadrophenia (1973)- 12
Steely Dan - Aja (1977)- 11
James Taylor - Sweet Baby James (1970)- 10
Paul McCartney & Wings - Band on the Run (1973)- 9
The Cars - The Cars (1978)- 8
Cheap Trick - Cheap Trick At Budokan (1978)- 7
Blondie - Parallel Lines (1978)- 6
Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers - Damn the Torpedoes (1979)- 5
Led Zeppelin - Houses of the Holy (1973)- 4
Janis Joplin - Pearl (1971)- 3
Alice Cooper - Billion Dollar Babies (1973)- 2
Van Halen - Van Halen (1978)- 1

Posted by AlexVoltaire on Saturday, 07.9.16 @ 08:35am


1. Blondie - Parallel Lines (1978) 15 pts
2. Patti Smith - Horses (1975)
3. Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers - Damn the Torpedoes (1979)
4. Alice Cooper - Billion Dollar Babies (1973)
5. Paul McCartney & Wings - Band on the Run (1973)
6. Lou Reed - Transformer (1972)
7. Cheap Trick - Cheap Trick At Budokan (1978)
8. The Cars - The Cars (1978)
9. Led Zeppelin - Houses of the Holy (1973)
10. The Allman Brothers Band - At Fillmore East (1971)
11. Van Halen - Van Halen (1978)
12. Steely Dan - Aja (1977)
13. The Who - Quadrophenia (1973)
14. Janis Joplin - Pearl (1971)
15. James Taylor - Sweet Baby James (1970)

Posted by jtrichey on Saturday, 07.9.16 @ 13:24pm


Van Halen – Van Halen (1978) 15pts
The Cars - The Cars (1978) 14pts
Alice Cooper - Billion Dollar Babies (1973) 13pts
Cheap Trick - Cheap Trick At Budokan (1978) 12pts
Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers - Damn the Torpedoes (1979) 11pts
Blondie - Parallel Lines (1978) 10pts
The Who - Quadrophenia (1973) 9pts
Janis Joplin - Pearl (1971) 8pts
Led Zeppelin - Houses of the Holy (1973) 7pts
Steely Dan - Aja (1977) 6pts
Paul McCartney & Wings - Band on the Run (1973) 5pts
Lou Reed - Transformer (1972) 4pts
Patti Smith - Horses (1975) 3pts
The Allman Brothers Band - At Fillmore East (1971) 2pts
James Taylor - Sweet Baby James (1970) 1pt

Posted by Mike on Saturday, 07.9.16 @ 19:45pm


TThe Who- Quadrophenia (1973)-15
Led Zeppelin- Houses of the Holy (1973)-14
Janis Joplin- Pearl (1971)-13
The Allman Brothers Band- At Fillmore East (1971)-12
James Taylor- Sweet Baby James (1970)-11
Paul McCartney & Wings- Band on the Run (1973)-10
Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers- Damn the Torpedoes (1979)-9
Blondie- Parallel Lines (1978)-8
Steely Dan- Aja (1977)-7
Alice Cooper- Billion Dollar Babies (1973)-6
Van Halen- Van Halen (1978)-5
Lou Reed Transformer (1972)-4
The Cars- The Cars (1978)-3
Patti Smith- Horses (1975)-2
Cheap Trick- Cheap Trick at Budokan (1978)-1

Posted by Tom H. on Saturday, 07.9.16 @ 23:26pm


Quite an intensive process...

The Allman Brothers Band - At Fillmore East (1971) - 15
James Taylor - Sweet Baby James (1970) - 14
The Cars - The Cars (1978) - 13
Alice Cooper - Billion Dollar Babies (1973) - 12
Lou Reed - Transformer (1972) - 11
Steely Dan - Aja (1977) - 10
The Who - Quadrophenia (1973) - 9
Paul McCartney & Wings - Band on the Run (1973) - 8
Janis Joplin - Pearl (1971) - 7
Led Zeppelin - Houses of the Holy (1973) - 6
Cheap Trick - Cheap Trick At Budokan (1978) - 5
Blondie - Parallel Lines (1978) - 4
Patti Smith - Horses (1975) - 3
Van Halen - Van Halen (1978) - 2
Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers - Damn the Torpedoes (1979) - 1

Posted by joker on Sunday, 07.10.16 @ 04:14am


The Who - Quadrophenia (1973) 15
Paul McCartney & Wings - Band on the Run (1973) 14
Janis Joplin - Pearl (1971) 13
Cheap Trick - Cheap Trick At Budokan (1978) 12
The Cars - The Cars (1978) 11
Lou Reed - Transformer (1972) 10
Alice Cooper - Billion Dollar Babies (1973) 9
Led Zeppelin - Houses of the Holy (1973) 8
Van Halen - Van Halen (1978) 7
James Taylor - Sweet Baby James (1970) 6
Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers - Damn the Torpedoes (1979) 5
Blondie - Parallel Lines (1978) 4
Patti Smith - Horses (1975) 3
Steely Dan - Aja (1977) 2
The Allman Brothers Band - At Fillmore East (1971) 1

Posted by Jennifer on Sunday, 07.10.16 @ 16:33pm


Cheap Trick - Cheap Trick At Budokan (1978) - 15
The Cars - The Cars (1978) - 14
Steely Dan - Aja (1977) - 13
Lou Reed - Transformer (1972) - 12
James Taylor - Sweet Baby James (1970) - 11
Patti Smith - Horses (1975) - 10
Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers - Damn the Torpedoes (1979) - 9
Van Halen - Van Halen (1978) - 8
Paul McCartney & Wings - Band on the Run (1973) - 7
Led Zeppelin - Houses of the Holy (1973) - 6
The Allman Brothers Band - At Fillmore East (1971) - 5
Blondie - Parallel Lines (1978) - 4
The Who - Quadrophenia (1973) - 3
Alice Cooper - Billion Dollar Babies (1973) - 2
Janis Joplin - Pearl (1971) - 1

Posted by Nick on Sunday, 07.10.16 @ 19:45pm


Final Rankings are now closed.

Here are the final results (let me know ASAP if there are any errors):

The Cars - The Cars (1978) - 77

Cheap Trick - Cheap Trick At Budokan (1978) - 73 (62 Points in Initial Ranking)
Paul McCartney & Wings - Band on the Run (1973) - 73 (60 Points in Initial Ranking)

The Who - Quadrophenia (1973) - 71
Lou Reed - Transformer (1972) - 69
Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers - Damn the Torpedoes (1979) - 68
Blondie - Parallel Lines (1978) - 65
Led Zeppelin - Houses of the Holy (1973) - 62
Steely Dan - Aja (1977) - 60

Patti Smith - Horses (1975) - 59 (64 Points in Initial Ranking)
Alice Cooper - Billion Dollar Babies (1973) - 59 (55 Points in Initial Ranking)

The Allman Brothers Band - At Fillmore East (1971) - 58
Van Halen - Van Halen (1978) - 56

James Taylor - Sweet Baby James (1970) - 55 (61 Points in Initial Ranking)
Janis Joplin - Pearl (1971) - 55 (52 Points in Initial Ranking)


Here are the updated rankings for each group:

Top 100 Overall

1. The Beatles - Sgt. Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band (1967)
2. Pink Floyd - Dark Side of the Moon (1973)
3. The Beach Boys - Pet Sounds (1966)
4. Led Zeppelin - Untitled (Led Zeppelin IV/ZOSO) (1971)
5. Nirvana - Nevermind (1991)
6. Michael Jackson - Thriller (1982)
7. Bob Dylan - Highway 61 Revisited (1965)
8. The Beatles - Revolver [UK] (1966)
9. The Doors - The Doors (1967)
10. The Beatles - Rubber Soul [UK] (1965)
11. The Jimi Hendrix Experience - Are You Experienced (1967)
12. The Clash - London Calling (1979)
13. The Beatles - Abbey Road (1969)
14. David Bowie - The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From Mars (1972)
15. U2 - The Joshua Tree (1987)
16. The Who - Who's Next (1971)
17. Prince & the Revolution - Purple Rain (1984)
18. Fleetwood Mac - Rumours (1977)
19. Marvin Gaye - What's Going On (1971)
20. Radiohead - OK Computer (1997)
21. Guns N' Roses - Appetite For Destruction (1987)
22. Pink Floyd - The Wall (1979)
23. Black Sabbath - Paranoid (1970)
24. Public Enemy - It Takes A Nation Of Millions To Hold Us Back (1988)
25. The Moody Blues - Days of Future Passed (1967)
26. The Beatles - The Beatles (1968)
27. Led Zeppelin - Led Zeppelin II (1969)
28. Bruce Springsteen - Born To Run (1975)
29. The Velvet Underground - The Velvet Underground And Nico (1967)
30. Carole King - Tapestry (1971)
31. The Rolling Stones - Exile On Main St. (1972)
32. Bob Dylan - Blonde On Blonde (1966)
33. Stevie Wonder - Songs in the Key of Life (1976)
34. Pearl Jam - Ten (1991)
35. Pink Floyd - Wish You Were Here (1975)
36. Ramones - Ramones (1976)
37. AC/DC - Back In Black (1980)
38. Bruce Springsteen - Born In The U.S.A. (1984)
39. N.W.A - Straight Outta Compton (1988)
40. R.E.M. - Automatic For The People (1992)
41. Miles Davis - Kind of Blue (1959)
42. Bob Marley & The Wailers - Exodus (1977)
43. U2 - Achtung Baby (1991)
44. Talking Heads - Remain In Light (1980)
45. Smashing Pumpkins - Mellon Collie And The Infinite Sadness (1995)
46. Simon & Garfunkel - Bridge Over Troubled Water (1970)
47. The Rolling Stones - Let it Bleed (1969)
48. Joni Mitchell - Blue (1971)
49. The Rolling Stones - Sticky Fingers (1971)
50. Van Morrison - Moondance (1970)
51. John Lennon - Imagine (1971)
52. The Eagles - Hotel California (1976)
53. Nine Inch Nails - The Downward Spiral (1994)
54. Kanye West - My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy (2010)
55. Curtis Mayfield - Superfly (1972)
56. Stevie Wonder - Innervisions (1973)
57. Kraftwerk - Autobahn (1974)
58. Johnny Cash - Johnny Cash At Folsom Prison (1968)
59. Bob Dylan - The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan (1963)
60. David Bowie - Hunky Dory (1971)
61. James Brown - Live At The Apollo (1963)
62. The Band - Music From Big Pink (1968)
63. Van Morrison - Astral Weeks (1968)
64. Metallica - Master of Puppets (1986)
65. T. Rex - Electric Warrior (1971)
66. The Doors - L.A. Woman (1971)
67. Peter Gabriel - So (1986)
68. Led Zeppelin - Physical Graffiti (1975)
69. George Harrison - All Things Must Pass (1970)
70. Led Zeppelin - Led Zeppelin (1969)
71. The Who - Tommy (1969)
72. Metallica - Metallica (The Black Album) (1991)
73. Neil Young - Harvest (1972)
74. Elton John - Goodbye Yellow Brick Road (1973)
75. Arcade Fire - The Suburbs (2010)
76. Bee Gees & Various Artists - Saturday Night Fever: The Original Movie Sound Track (1977)
77. Beastie Boys - Licensed To Ill (1986)
78. R.E.M. - Document (1987)
79. Red Hot Chili Peppers - Blood Sugar Sex Magik (1991)
80. Dr. Dre - The Chronic (1992)
81. The Zombies - Odessey And Oracle (1968)
82. The Smiths - The Queen is Dead (1986)
83. Cream - Disraeli Gears (1967)
84. Alanis Morissette - Jagged Little Pill (1995)
85. Creedence Clearwater Revival - Cosmo's Factory (1970)
86. Queen - A Night At The Opera (1975)
87. Green Day - American Idiot (2004)
88. Sly & The Family Stone - Stand! (1969)
89. Beck - Odelay (1996)
90. Tom Petty - Full Moon Fever (1989)
91. Oasis - (What's The Story) Morning Glory? (1995)
92. Prince & the Revolution - 1999 (1982)
93. Green Day - Dookie (1994)
94. Aretha Franklin - I Never Loved A Man The Way I Love You (1967)
95. Pearl Jam - Vs. (1993)
96. Smashing Pumpkins - Siamese Dream (1993)
97. Buddy Holly & The Crickets - The "Chirping" Crickets (1957)
98. The Rolling Stones - Beggars Banquet (1968)
99. Aerosmith - Toys In The Attic (1975)
100. Adele - 21 (2011)


Pre-1970

1. The Beatles - Sgt. Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band (1967)
2. The Beach Boys - Pet Sounds (1966)
3. Bob Dylan - Highway 61 Revisited (1965)
4. The Beatles - Revolver [UK] (1966)
5. The Doors - The Doors (1967)
6. The Beatles - Rubber Soul [UK] (1965)
7. The Jimi Hendrix Experience - Are You Experienced (1967)
8. The Beatles - Abbey Road (1969)
9. The Moody Blues - Days of Future Passed (1967)
10. The Beatles - The Beatles (1968)
11. Led Zeppelin - Led Zeppelin II (1969)
12. The Velvet Underground - The Velvet Underground And Nico (1967)
13. Bob Dylan - Blonde On Blonde (1966)
14. Miles Davis - Kind of Blue (1959)
15. The Rolling Stones - Let it Bleed (1969)
16. Johnny Cash - Johnny Cash At Folsom Prison (1968)
17. Bob Dylan - The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan (1963)
18. James Brown - Live At The Apollo (1963)
19. The Band - Music From Big Pink (1968)
20. Van Morrison - Astral Weeks (1968)
21. Led Zeppelin - Led Zeppelin (1969)
22. The Who - Tommy (1969)
23. The Zombies - Odessey And Oracle (1968)
24. Cream - Disraeli Gears (1967)
25. Sly & The Family Stone - Stand! (1969)
26. Aretha Franklin - I Never Loved A Man The Way I Love You (1967)
27. Buddy Holly & The Crickets - The "Chirping" Crickets (1957)
28. The Rolling Stones - Beggars Banquet (1968)
29. Jefferson Airplane - Surrealistic Pillow (1967)
30. Ray Charles - Modern Sounds in Country and Western Music (1962)
31. MC5 - Kick Out The Jams (1969)
32. The Doors - Strange Days (1967)
33. Bob Dylan - Bringing It All Back Home (1965)
34. Crosby, Stills & Nash - Crosby, Stills & Nash (1969)
35. Elvis Presley - Elvis Presley (1956)
36. The Jimi Hendrix Experience - Electric Ladyland (1968)
37. Love - Forever Changes (1967)
38. Bob Dylan - The Times They Are a-Changin' (1964)
39. Santana - Santana (1969)
40. The Kinks - The Kinks Are The Village Green Preservation Society (1968)
41. The Mothers of Invention - Freak Out! (1966)
42. King Crimson - In the Court of the Crimson King (1969)
43. The Beatles - A Hard Day's Night [UK] (1964)
44. Simon & Garfunkel - Bookends (1968)
45. The Beatles - Help! [UK] (1965)
46. Dusty Springfield - Dusty in Memphis (1969)
47 (tie). Big Brother and the Holding Company - Cheap Thrills (1968)
47 (tie). Creedence Clearwater Revival - Green River (1969)
49. Creedence Clearwater Revival - Willy and the Poor Boys (1969)
50. The Doors - Waiting For The Sun (1968)
51. The Stooges - The Stooges (1969)
52. Neil Young & Crazy Horse - Everybody Knows This is Nowhere (1969)
53. Otis Redding - Otis Blue: Otis Redding Sings Soul (1965)
54. Bo Diddley - Bo Diddley (1958)
55. The Flying Burrito Brothers - The Gilded Palace Of Sin (1969)
56. Simon & Garfunkel - Parsley, Sage, Rosemary, And Thyme (1966)
57. Etta James - At Last! (1961)
58. Aretha Franklin - Aretha: Lady Soul (1968)
59. Muddy Waters - At Newport 1960 (1960)
60. Chicago - Chicago Transit Authority (1969)
61. Chuck Berry - Is On Top (1959)
62. Peter, Paul and Mary - Peter, Paul and Mary (1962)
63. The Beatles - Magical Mystery Tour [US] (1967)
64. The Who - The Who Sell Out (1967)
65. The Byrds - Mr. Tambourine Man (1965)
66. The Beatles - Please Please Me (1963)
67. The Who - My Generation [UK] (1965)
68. Frank Sinatra - In The Wee Small Hours (1955)
69. The Byrds - Sweetheart Of The Rodeo (1968)
70. Little Richard - Here's Little Richard (1957)
71. Albert King - Born Under a Bad Sign (1967)
72. Procol Harum - Procol Harum (1967)
73. Cream - Fresh Cream (1966)
74. Buffalo Springfield - Buffalo Springfield Again (1967)
75. The Kinks - Something Else By The Kinks (1967)
76. The Velvet Underground - The Velvet Underground (1969)
77. John Coltrane - A Love Supreme (1965)
78. Traffic - Mr. Fantasy (1967)
79. Cream - Wheels Of Fire (1968)
80. Grateful Dead - Live/Dead (1969)
81. The Byrds - Younger Than Yesterday (1967)
82. The Jimi Hendrix Experience - Axis: Bold As Love (1967)
83. Frank Zappa And The Mothers Of Invention - Hot Rats (1969)
84. Howlin' Wolf - Howlin' Wolf (The Rockin' Chair Album) (1962)
85. The Beatles - With The Beatles (1963)
86. The Meters - Look-Ka Py Py (1969)
87. The Mamas And The Papas - If You Can Believe Your Eyes And Ears (1966)
88. John Coltrane - Giant Steps (1960)
89. Booker T. & The M.G.'s - Green Onions (1962)
90. The Band - The Band (1969)
91. Leonard Cohen - Songs Of Leonard Cohen (1967)
92. The Kinks - Arthur (Or the Decline and Fall of the British Empire) (1969)
93. Dick Dale and His Del-Tones - Surfer's Choice (1962)
94. Robert Johnson - King of the Delta Blues Singers (1961)
95. The Paul Butterfield Blues Band - East-West (1966)
96. The Supremes - Where Did Our Love Go (1964)
97. Ray Charles - Ray Charles (1957)
98. Ornette Coleman - The Shape of Jazz To Come (1959)
99. Dave Brubeck - Time Out (1959)
100. Silver Apples - Silver Apples (1968)
101. Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band - Trout Mask Replica (1969)


1970s

1. Pink Floyd - Dark Side of the Moon (1973)
2. Led Zeppelin - Untitled (Led Zeppelin IV/ZOSO) (1971)
3. The Clash - London Calling (1979)
4. David Bowie - The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From Mars (1972)
5. The Who - Who's Next (1971)
6. Fleetwood Mac - Rumours (1977)
7. Marvin Gaye - What's Going On (1971)
8. Pink Floyd - The Wall (1979)
9. Black Sabbath - Paranoid (1970)
10. Bruce Springsteen - Born To Run (1975)
11. Carole King - Tapestry (1971)
12. The Rolling Stones - Exile On Main St. (1972)
13. Stevie Wonder - Songs in the Key of Life (1976)
14. Pink Floyd - Wish You Were Here (1975)
15. Ramones - Ramones (1976)
16. Bob Marley & The Wailers - Exodus (1977)
17. Simon & Garfunkel - Bridge Over Troubled Water (1970)
18. Joni Mitchell - Blue (1971)
19. The Rolling Stones - Sticky Fingers (1971)
20. Van Morrison - Moondance (1970)
21. John Lennon - Imagine (1971)
22. The Eagles - Hotel California (1976)
23. Curtis Mayfield - Superfly (1972)
24. Stevie Wonder - Innervisions (1973)
25. Kraftwerk - Autobahn (1974)
26. David Bowie - Hunky Dory (1971)
27. T. Rex - Electric Warrior (1971)
28. The Doors - L.A. Woman (1971)
29. Led Zeppelin - Physical Graffiti (1975)
30. George Harrison - All Things Must Pass (1970)
31. Neil Young - Harvest (1972)
32. Elton John - Goodbye Yellow Brick Road (1973)
33. Bee Gees & Various Artists - Saturday Night Fever: The Original Movie Sound Track (1977)
34. Creedence Clearwater Revival - Cosmo's Factory (1970)
35. Queen - A Night At The Opera (1975)
36. Aerosmith - Toys In The Attic (1975)
37. Deep Purple - Machine Head (1972)
38. Boston - Boston (1976)
39. Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young - Deja Vu (1970)
40. Billy Joel - The Stranger (1977)
41. Derek & The Dominos - Layla & Other Assorted Love Songs (1970)
42. Sex Pistols - Never Mind The Bollocks, Here's The Sex Pistols (1977)
43. Neil Young - After the Gold Rush (1970)
44. Black Sabbath - Black Sabbath (1970)
45. Michael Jackson - Off the Wall (1979)
46. Jethro Tull - Aqualung (1971)
47. Kraftwerk - Trans-Europe Express (1977)
48. The Clash - The Clash [US] (1977)
49. AC/DC - Highway to Hell (1979)
50. John Lennon - John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band (1970)
51. The Cars - The Cars (1978)
52. Cheap Trick - Cheap Trick At Budokan (1978)
53. Paul McCartney & Wings - Band on the Run (1973)
54. The Who - Quadrophenia (1973)
55. Lou Reed - Transformer (1972)
56. Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers - Damn the Torpedoes (1979)
57. Blondie - Parallel Lines (1978)
58. Led Zeppelin - Houses of the Holy (1973)
59. Steely Dan - Aja (1977)
60. Patti Smith - Horses (1975)
61. Alice Cooper - Billion Dollar Babies (1973)
62. The Allman Brothers Band - At Fillmore East (1971)
63. Van Halen - Van Halen (1978)
64. James Taylor - Sweet Baby James (1970)
65. Janis Joplin - Pearl (1971)


1980s

1. Michael Jackson - Thriller (1982)
2. U2 - The Joshua Tree (1987)
3. Prince & the Revolution - Purple Rain (1984)
4. Guns N' Roses - Appetite For Destruction (1987)
5. Public Enemy - It Takes A Nation Of Millions To Hold Us Back (1988)
6. AC/DC - Back In Black (1980)
7. Bruce Springsteen - Born In The U.S.A. (1984)
8. N.W.A - Straight Outta Compton (1988)
9. Talking Heads - Remain In Light (1980)
10. Metallica - Master of Puppets (1986)
11. Peter Gabriel - So (1986)
12. Beastie Boys - Licensed To Ill (1986)
13. R.E.M. - Document (1987)
14. The Smiths - The Queen is Dead (1986)
15. Tom Petty - Full Moon Fever (1989)
16. Prince & the Revolution - 1999 (1982)


1990s

1. Nirvana - Nevermind (1991)
2. Radiohead - OK Computer (1997)
3. Pearl Jam - Ten (1991)
4. R.E.M. - Automatic For The People (1992)
5. U2 - Achtung Baby (1991)
6. Smashing Pumpkins - Mellon Collie And The Infinite Sadness (1995)
7. Nine Inch Nails - The Downward Spiral (1994)
8. Metallica - Metallica (The Black Album) (1991)
9. Red Hot Chili Peppers - Blood Sugar Sex Magik (1991)
10. Dr. Dre - The Chronic (1992)
11. Alanis Morissette - Jagged Little Pill (1995)
12. Beck - Odelay (1996)
13. Oasis - (What's The Story) Morning Glory? (1995)
14. Green Day - Dookie (1994)
15. Pearl Jam - Vs. (1993)
16. Smashing Pumpkins - Siamese Dream (1993)


2000-2015

1. Kanye West - My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy (2010)
2. Arcade Fire - The Suburbs (2010)
3. Green Day - American Idiot (2004)
4. Adele - 21 (2011)


Nominations for Round 2 of the 1970s Group Rankings are now open.

Each voter (including new voters to the project, who are welcome to join at any time) can nominate as many as 50 qualified albums (a minimum of 35 nominations is required for this round for your ballot to be counted) that haven't been ranked yet (listed below). Voters must have at least 20 current nominations (or explain that they didn't think any other albums were worthy of nomination) for their nominations to be counted.

This will be the last round of replacement nominations for this group. The final round will be an open vote including all reamining, eligible albums.


Here are the maximum number of replacement nominations available this round for each voter that has previously nominated albums for this group:

Darren - 11
AlexVoltaire - 10
DarinRG - 10
Donnie - 24
Gassman - 13
Jennifer - 13
joker - 20
jtrichey - 15
Mike - 16
Nick - 13
Tom H. - 8

If you'd like additional replacement nominations, you'll need to specify which previously nominated album you would like to un-nominate.


Here is the list of qualified albums that haven't been ranked yet:

Al Green - Call Me (1973)
Alice Cooper - Love it to Death (1971)
Big Star - #1 Record (1972)
Bill Withers - Still Bill (1972)
Billy Joel - 52nd Street (1978)
Bob Dylan - Blood On The Tracks (1975)
Brian Eno - Ambient 1: Music For Airports (1978)
Bruce Springsteen - Darkness on the Edge of Town (1978)
Buzzcocks - Another Music in a Different Kitchen (1978)
Cat Stevens - Tea For The Tillerman (1970)
Chicago - Chicago (II) (1970)
David Bowie - Aladdin Sane (1973)
David Bowie - Low (1977)
David Bowie - Station To Station (1976)
Devo - Q: Are We Not Men? A: We Are Devo! (1978)
Donna Summer - Bad Girls (1979)
Electric Light Orchestra - Out of the Blue (1977)
Elton John - Captain Fantastic and The Brown Dirt Cowboy (1975)
Elvis Costello - My Aim Is True (1977)
Elvis Costello & The Attractions - This Year's Model (1978)
Elvis Presley - The Sun Sessions (1976)
Emerson, Lake & Palmer - Brain Salad Surgery (1974)
Eric Clapton - Slowhand (1977)
Funkadelic - Maggot Brain (1971)
Funkadelic - One Nation Under a Groove (1978)
Gang of Four - Entertainment! (1979)
Genesis - Selling England By the Pound (1973)
Genesis - The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway (1974)
George Harrison - The Concert for Bangladesh (1971)
Gram Parsons - GP (1973)
Gram Parsons - Grievous Angel (1974)
Grateful Dead - American Beauty (1970)
Harry Nilsson - Nilsson Schmilsson (1971)
Heart - Dreamboat Annie (1976)
Iggy Pop - Lust for Life (1977)
Isaac Hayes - Shaft (1971)
Jackson Browne - Late For The Sky (1974)
Jackson Browne - Running On Empty (1977)
Jethro Tull - Thick As A Brick (1972)
Joni Mitchell - Court and Spark (1974)
Joy Division - Unknown Pleasures (1979)
KISS - Alive! (1975)
KISS - Destroyer (1976)
Linda Ronstadt - Heart Like a Wheel (1974)
Lynyrd Skynyrd - Pronounced Leh-nerd Skin-nerd (1973)
Mahavishnu Orchestra - The Inner Mounting Flame (1971)
Marvin Gaye - Let's Get It On (1973)
Meat Loaf - Bat Out Of Hell (1977)
Mike Oldfield - Tubular Bells (1973)
Miles Davis - Bitches Brew (1970)
New York Dolls - New York Dolls (1973)
Parliament/Funkadelic - Mothership Connection (1975)
Paul Simon - Still Crazy After All These Years (1975)
Peter Frampton - Frampton Comes Alive! (1976)
Pink Floyd - Animals (1977)
Roxy Music - Roxy Music (1972)
Rush - 2112 (1976)
Santana - Abraxas (1970)
Sly & The Family Stone - There's A Riot Goin' On (1971)
Steve Miller Band - Fly Like An Eagle (1976)
Stevie Wonder - Fulfillingness' First Finale (1974)
Stevie Wonder - Talking Book (1972)
Suicide - Suicide (1977)
Supertramp - Breakfast in America (1979)
Talking Heads - More Songs About Buildings And Food (1978)
Television - Marquee Moon (1977)
The Allman Brothers Band - Eat a Peach (1972)
The Beatles - Let It Be (1970)
The Cars - Candy-O (1979)
The Doors - Morrison Hotel (1970)
The Eagles - Eagles (1972)
The Jam - All Mod Cons (1978)
The Police - Outlandos d'Amour (1978)
The Rolling Stones - Some Girls (1978)
The Spinners - Spinners (1973)
The Velvet Underground - Loaded (1970)
The Wailers - Burnin' (1973)
The Who - Live At Leeds (1970)
Throbbing Gristle - 20 Jazz Funk Greats (1979)
Traffic - The Low Spark of High Heeled Boys (1971)
War - The World Is A Ghetto (1972)
Warren Zevon - Excitable Boy (1978)
Willie Nelson - Red Headed Stranger (1975)
Yes - Close To The Edge (1972)
Yes - Fragile (1971)
Yes - The Yes Album (1971)


There will be days of replacement nominations. After the conclusion of replacement nominations, the approx. 25 albums with the most nominations will advance to this round's initial rankings to be qualified for final rankings. This round will rank 15 albums unless there is a tie at the end of the final rankings, in which case more than 15 albums could be ranked this round.


Replacement nominations will end at 10 PM Central on Wednesday the 13th.

Posted by Darren on Sunday, 07.10.16 @ 23:17pm


My replacement nominations:

Bob Dylan - Blood On The Tracks (1975)
Buzzcocks - Another Music in a Different Kitchen (1978)
Harry Nilsson - Nilsson Schmilsson (1971)
Gram Parsons - GP (1973)
Steve Miller Band - Fly Like An Eagle (1976)
Throbbing Gristle - 20 Jazz Funk Greats (1979)

Posted by AlexVoltaire on Monday, 07.11.16 @ 07:50am


I am so bummed that I always forget about round 3 of this process. :P

Posted by Gass3268 on Monday, 07.11.16 @ 10:05am


10 replacements:

Alice Cooper - Love it to Death (1971)
Bill Withers - Still Bill (1972)
Bruce Springsteen - Darkness on the Edge of Town (1978)
Cat Stevens - Tea For The Tillerman (1970)
David Bowie - Aladdin Sane (1973)
Donna Summer - Bad Girls (1979)
Elvis Presley - The Sun Sessions (1976)
Genesis - The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway (1974)
Sly & The Family Stone - There's A Riot Goin' On (1971)
Warren Zevon - Excitable Boy (1978)

Posted by DarinRG on Monday, 07.11.16 @ 18:25pm


few replacements:

Devo - Q: Are We Not Men? A: We Are Devo! (1978)
Mike Oldfield - Tubular Bells (1973)
Miles Davis - Bitches Brew (1970)
Rush - 2112 (1976)

Posted by jtrichey on Monday, 07.11.16 @ 22:52pm


As this update will take the rankings up to #80, this will be the last round of replacement nominations for the 70's group. The final round will involve an initial rankings where all remaining unranked albums are eligible.

Posted by Darren on Tuesday, 07.12.16 @ 00:52am


My replacement nominations:

Billy Joel - 52nd Street (1978)
Funkadelic - One Nation Under a Groove (1978)
Gang of Four - Entertainment! (1979)
Grateful Dead - American Beauty (1970)
Jackson Browne - Late For The Sky (1974)
Jackson Browne - Running On Empty (1977)
KISS - Destroyer (1976)
New York Dolls - New York Dolls (1973)
Parliament/Funkadelic - Mothership Connection (1975)
Santana - Abraxas (1970)
The Velvet Underground - Loaded (1970)


For Your Consideration:

Bob Dylan - Blood On The Tracks (1975)
Television - Marquee Moon (1977)
Bruce Springsteen - Darkness on the Edge of Town (1978)
The Beatles - Let It Be (1970)
Peter Frampton - Frampton Comes Alive! (1976)
Meat Loaf - Bat Out Of Hell (1977)
Lynyrd Skynyrd - Pronounced Leh-nerd Skin-nerd (1973)
Elvis Costello - My Aim Is True (1977)
Iggy Pop - Lust for Life (1977)
Elvis Costello & The Attractions - This Year's Model (1978)
Talking Heads - More Songs About Buildings And Food (1978)
Supertramp - Breakfast in America (1979)
The Eagles - Eagles (1972)
Isaac Hayes - Shaft (1971)
David Bowie - Aladdin Sane (1973)

Posted by Darren on Tuesday, 07.12.16 @ 01:07am


13 Replacement Nominees:

1. Alice Cooper - Love it to Death (1971)
2. Bill Withers - Still Bill (1972)
3. Chicago – Chicago (II) (1971)
4. David Bowie - Station To Station (1976)
5. Elvis Costello – My Aim Is True (1977)
6. Jackson Browne - Running On Empty (1977)
7. KISS - Destroyer (1976)
8. Meat Loaf - Bat Out Of Hell (1977)
9. Parliament/Funkadelic - Mothership Connection (1975)
10. Roxy Music - Roxy Music (1972)
11. Steve Miller Band - Fly Like An Eagle (1976)
12. The Allman Brothers Band - Eat a Peach (1972)
13. The Rolling Stones - Some Girls (1978)

My 10 Ten For Your Consideration:

1. Bob Dylan - Blood On The Tracks (1975)
2. Miles Davis – Bitches Brew (1970)
3. David Bowie - Low (1977)
4. Elvis Presley - The Sun Sessions (1976)
5. Joy Division - Unknown Pleasures (1979)
6. Grateful Dead - American Beauty (1970)
7. Lynyrd Skynyrd - Pronounced Leh-nerd Skin-nerd (1973)
8. Sly & The Family Stone - There's A Riot Goin' On (1971)
9. The Velvet Underground - Loaded (1970)
10. Gram Parsons - Grievous Angel (1974)

Posted by Gassman on Tuesday, 07.12.16 @ 22:25pm


Replacement Nominations

Bill Withers - Still Bill (1972)
Buzzcocks - Another Music in a Different Kitchen (1978)
Devo - Q: Are We Not Men? A: We Are Devo! (1978)
Joy Division - Unknown Pleasures (1979)
Mike Oldfield - Tubular Bells (1973)
Paul Simon - Still Crazy After All These Years (1975)
Suicide - Suicide (1977)
The Wailers - Burnin' (1973)

Posted by Tom H. on Wednesday, 07.13.16 @ 16:10pm


Replacement nominations

David Bowie - Station To Station (1976)
Elvis Presley - The Sun Sessions (1976)
Emerson, Lake & Palmer - Brain Salad Surgery (1974)
George Harrison - The Concert for Bangladesh (1971)
Jackson Browne - Late For The Sky (1974)
Jethro Tull - Thick As A Brick (1972)
The Beatles - Let It Be (1970)
Yes - Close To The Edge (1972)

Posted by Mike on Wednesday, 07.13.16 @ 17:24pm


As a result of how the replacement nomination totals ended up (17 albums with 7 nominations or more, 41 with 6 or more), we'll skip the initial rankings this round and go straight to the final rankings.

Voting is now open for the final rankings.


The following 17 albums have been qualified to be ranked between #66 and #82 in the 1970s rankings:

Big Star - #1 Record (1972)
Bob Dylan - Blood On The Tracks (1975)
Bruce Springsteen - Darkness on the Edge of Town (1978)
Cat Stevens - Tea For The Tillerman (1970)
Chicago - Chicago (II) (1970)
Devo - Q: Are We Not Men? A: We Are Devo! (1978)
Elvis Costello - My Aim Is True (1977)
Meat Loaf - Bat Out Of Hell (1977)
New York Dolls - New York Dolls (1973)
Peter Frampton - Frampton Comes Alive! (1976)
Rush - 2112 (1976)
Santana - Abraxas (1970)
Steve Miller Band - Fly Like An Eagle (1976)
The Beatles - Let It Be (1970)
The Doors - Morrison Hotel (1970)
The Eagles - Eagles (1972)
Warren Zevon - Excitable Boy (1978)


To participate in the final rankings, rank all 17 albums in order of preference. The highest-ranked song gets 16 points, the second-highest 15 and so on.

The only tiebreaker will be determined by giving one point to each album for being the highest-ranked album on each individual's final ranking this round. If the tie isn't resolved, there will be a head-to-head tiebreaker vote after the conclusion of all rankings in the project.

There will be three days (it's normally two days, but this is a combination of initial and final rankings, so it makes sense to give it extra time) of final rankings.

Final rankings will end at 10 PM Central on Saturday the 16th.

Posted by Darren on Thursday, 07.14.16 @ 00:37am


Bob Dylan - Blood On The Tracks (1975) - 17
Bruce Springsteen - Darkness on the Edge of Town (1978) - 16
The Beatles - Let It Be (1970) - 15
Peter Frampton - Frampton Comes Alive! (1976) - 14
Meat Loaf - Bat Out Of Hell (1977) - 13
Elvis Costello - My Aim Is True (1977) - 12
The Eagles - Eagles (1972) - 11
The Doors - Morrison Hotel (1970) - 10
Devo - Q: Are We Not Men? A: We Are Devo! (1978) - 9
Warren Zevon - Excitable Boy (1978) - 8
Rush - 2112 (1976) - 7
Steve Miller Band - Fly Like An Eagle (1976) - 6
Big Star - #1 Record (1972) - 5
New York Dolls - New York Dolls (1973) - 4
Santana - Abraxas (1970) - 3
Cat Stevens - Tea For The Tillerman (1970) - 2
Chicago - Chicago (II) (1970) - 1

Posted by Darren on Thursday, 07.14.16 @ 00:45am


Rush - 2112 (1976)-17
Bruce Springsteen - Darkness on the Edge of Town (1978)-16
Chicago - Chicago (II) (1970)-15
Elvis Costello - My Aim Is True (1977)-14
Bob Dylan - Blood On The Tracks (1975)-13
The Beatles - Let It Be (1970)-12
Devo - Q: Are We Not Men? A: We Are Devo! (1978)-11
New York Dolls - New York Dolls (1973)-10
Big Star - #1 Record (1972)-9
Cat Stevens - Tea For The Tillerman (1970)-8
The Doors - Morrison Hotel (1970)-7
Steve Miller Band - Fly Like An Eagle (1976)-6
Santana - Abraxas (1970)-5
Warren Zevon - Excitable Boy (1978)-4
Meat Loaf - Bat Out Of Hell (1977)-3
Peter Frampton - Frampton Comes Alive! (1976)-2
The Eagles - Eagles (1972)-1

Posted by Tom H. on Thursday, 07.14.16 @ 06:45am



Cat Stevens - Tea For The Tillerman (1970)- 17
Elvis Costello - My Aim Is True (1977)- 16
Warren Zevon - Excitable Boy (1978)- 15
Meat Loaf - Bat Out Of Hell (1977)- 14
Santana - Abraxas (1970)- 13
Devo - Q: Are We Not Men? A: We Are Devo! (1978)- 12
New York Dolls - New York Dolls (1973)- 11
Big Star - #1 Record (1972)- 10
Bruce Springsteen - Darkness on the Edge of Town (1978)- 9
Bob Dylan - Blood On The Tracks (1975)- 8
Chicago - Chicago (II) (1970)- 7
Peter Frampton - Frampton Comes Alive! (1976)- 6
The Eagles - Eagles (1972)- 5
Steve Miller Band - Fly Like An Eagle (1976)- 4
The Beatles - Let It Be (1970)- 3
The Doors - Morrison Hotel (1970)- 2
Rush - 2112 (1976)- 1

Posted by AlexVoltaire on Thursday, 07.14.16 @ 07:33am


Elvis Costello - My Aim Is True (1977) 17
New York Dolls - New York Dolls (1973) 16
The Doors - Morrison Hotel (1970) 15
Bob Dylan - Blood On The Tracks (1975) 14
Big Star - #1 Record (1972) 13
Devo - Q: Are We Not Men? A: We Are Devo! (1978) 12
Bruce Springsteen - Darkness on the Edge of Town (1978) 11
Rush - 2112 (1976) 10
Cat Stevens - Tea For The Tillerman (1970) 9
Warren Zevon - Excitable Boy (1978) 8
The Eagles - Eagles (1972) 7
Santana - Abraxas (1970) 6
The Beatles - Let It Be (1970) 5
Meat Loaf - Bat Out Of Hell (1977) 4
Steve Miller Band - Fly Like An Eagle (1976) 3
Chicago - Chicago (II) (1970) 2
Peter Frampton - Frampton Comes Alive! (1976) 1

Posted by DarinRG on Thursday, 07.14.16 @ 21:49pm


1. New York Dolls - New York Dolls (1973) 17 pts
2. Big Star - #1 Record (1972)
3. The Doors - Morrison Hotel (1970)
4. The Beatles - Let It Be (1970)
5. Santana - Abraxas (1970)
6. Peter Frampton - Frampton Comes Alive! (1976)
7. Meat Loaf - Bat Out Of Hell (1977)
8. Steve Miller Band - Fly Like An Eagle (1976)
9. Cat Stevens - Tea For The Tillerman (1970)
10. The Eagles - Eagles (1972)
11. Devo - Q: Are We Not Men? A: We Are Devo! (1978)
12. Rush - 2112 (1976)
13. Elvis Costello - My Aim Is True (1977)
14. Bob Dylan - Blood On The Tracks (1975)
15. Warren Zevon - Excitable Boy (1978)
16. Chicago - Chicago (II) (1970)
17. Bruce Springsteen - Darkness on the Edge of Town (1978)

Posted by jtrichey on Thursday, 07.14.16 @ 22:14pm


Peter Frampton - Frampton Comes Alive! (1976) 17pts
Steve Miller Band - Fly Like An Eagle (1976) 16pts
Santana - Abraxas (1970) 15pts
Rush - 2112 (1976) 14pts
Warren Zevon - Excitable Boy (1978) 13pts
The Eagles - Eagles (1972) 12pts
Chicago - Chicago (II) (1970) 11pts
Devo - Q: Are We Not Men? A: We Are Devo! (1978) 10pts
Meat Loaf - Bat Out Of Hell (1977) 9pts
New York Dolls - New York Dolls (1973) 8pts
Elvis Costello - My Aim Is True (1977) 7pts
The Doors - Morrison Hotel (1970) 6pts
The Beatles - Let It Be (1970) 5pts
Bruce Springsteen - Darkness on the Edge of Town (1978) 4pts
Bob Dylan - Blood On The Tracks (1975) 3pts
Big Star - #1 Record (1972) 2pts
Cat Stevens - Tea For The Tillerman (1970) 1pt

Posted by Mike on Friday, 07.15.16 @ 09:38am


Big Star - #1 Record (1972) - 17
Steve Miller Band - Fly Like An Eagle (1976) - 16
Bruce Springsteen - Darkness on the Edge of Town (1978) - 15
Elvis Costello - My Aim Is True (1977) - 14
The Beatles - Let It Be (1970) - 13
The Eagles - Eagles (1972) - 12
Chicago - Chicago (II) (1970) - 11
Peter Frampton - Frampton Comes Alive! (1976) - 10
Cat Stevens - Tea For The Tillerman (1970) - 9
Santana - Abraxas (1970) - 8
Warren Zevon - Excitable Boy (1978) - 7
Meat Loaf - Bat Out Of Hell (1977) - 6
New York Dolls - New York Dolls (1973) - 5
The Doors - Morrison Hotel (1970) - 4
Rush - 2112 (1976) - 3
Bob Dylan - Blood On The Tracks (1975) - 2
Devo - Q: Are We Not Men? A: We Are Devo! (1978) - 1

Posted by Nick on Friday, 07.15.16 @ 10:47am


1. Bob Dylan - Blood On The Tracks (1975) 17
2. Bruce Springsteen - Darkness on the Edge of Town (1978) 16
3. Santana - Abraxas (1970) 15
4. New York Dolls - New York Dolls (1973) 14
5. Cat Stevens - Tea For The Tillerman (1970) 13
6. Big Star - #1 Record (1972) 12
7. The Eagles - Eagles (1972) 11
8. Rush - 2112 (1976) 10
9. The Doors - Morrison Hotel (1970) 9
10. Steve Miller Band - Fly Like An Eagle (1976) 8
11. Elvis Costello – My Aim Is True (1977) 7
12. Meat Loaf - Bat Out Of Hell (1977) 6
13. Chicago – Chicago (II) (1971) 5
14. The Beatles - Let It Be (1970) 4
15. Warren Zevon - Excitable Boy (1978) 3
16. Devo - Q: Are We Not Men? A: We Are Devo! (1978) 2
17. Peter Frampton - Frampton Comes Alive! (1976) 1

Pretty lackluster group...

Posted by Gass3268 on Saturday, 07.16.16 @ 12:42pm


Meat Loaf - Bat Out Of Hell (1977) 17
Warren Zevon - Excitable Boy (1978) 16
Steve Miller Band - Fly Like An Eagle (1976) 15
Peter Frampton - Frampton Comes Alive! (1976) 14
The Eagles - Eagles (1972) 13
The Doors - Morrison Hotel (1970) 12
The Beatles - Let It Be (1970) 11
Chicago - Chicago (II) (1970) 10
Santana - Abraxas (1970) 9
Bob Dylan - Blood On The Tracks (1975) 8
Rush - 2112 (1976) 7
Cat Stevens - Tea For The Tillerman (1970) 6
Bruce Springsteen - Darkness on the Edge of Town (1978) 5
Devo - Q: Are We Not Men? A: We Are Devo! (1978) 4
Elvis Costello - My Aim Is True (1977) 3
Big Star - #1 Record (1972) 2
New York Dolls - New York Dolls (1973) 1

Posted by Jennifer on Saturday, 07.16.16 @ 22:48pm


Final Rankings are now closed.

Here are the final results (let me know ASAP if there are any errors):

Elvis Costello - My Aim Is True (1977) - 95

Bruce Springsteen - Darkness on the Edge of Town (1978) - 93

Santana - Abraxas (1970) - 87

New York Dolls - New York Dolls (1973) - 86 (4 highest ranking in three-way tie, 5 higher ranking in two-way tie)
Bob Dylan - Blood On The Tracks (1975) - 86 (4 highest ranking in three-way tie, 4 higher ranking in two-way tie)
Big Star - #1 Record (1972) - 86 (1 highest ranking in three-way tie)

Steve Miller Band - Fly Like An Eagle (1976) - 84
Meat Loaf - Bat Out Of Hell (1977) - 83
The Beatles - Let It Be (1970) - 82

The Eagles - Eagles (1972) - 80 (6 higher votes in final rankings)
The Doors - Morrison Hotel (1970) - 80 (3 higher votes in final rankings)

Warren Zevon - Excitable Boy (1978) - 77 (5 higher votes in final rankings)
Peter Frampton - Frampton Comes Alive! (1976) - 77 (4 higher votes in final rankings)

Rush - 2112 (1976) - 75
Cat Stevens - Tea For The Tillerman (1970) - 74
Devo - Q: Are We Not Men? A: We Are Devo! (1978) - 68
Chicago - Chicago (II) (1970) - 64


Here are the updated rankings for each group:

Top 100 Overall

1. The Beatles - Sgt. Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band (1967)
2. Pink Floyd - Dark Side of the Moon (1973)
3. The Beach Boys - Pet Sounds (1966)
4. Led Zeppelin - Untitled (Led Zeppelin IV/ZOSO) (1971)
5. Nirvana - Nevermind (1991)
6. Michael Jackson - Thriller (1982)
7. Bob Dylan - Highway 61 Revisited (1965)
8. The Beatles - Revolver [UK] (1966)
9. The Doors - The Doors (1967)
10. The Beatles - Rubber Soul [UK] (1965)
11. The Jimi Hendrix Experience - Are You Experienced (1967)
12. The Clash - London Calling (1979)
13. The Beatles - Abbey Road (1969)
14. David Bowie - The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From Mars (1972)
15. U2 - The Joshua Tree (1987)
16. The Who - Who's Next (1971)
17. Prince & the Revolution - Purple Rain (1984)
18. Fleetwood Mac - Rumours (1977)
19. Marvin Gaye - What's Going On (1971)
20. Radiohead - OK Computer (1997)
21. Guns N' Roses - Appetite For Destruction (1987)
22. Pink Floyd - The Wall (1979)
23. Black Sabbath - Paranoid (1970)
24. Public Enemy - It Takes A Nation Of Millions To Hold Us Back (1988)
25. The Moody Blues - Days of Future Passed (1967)
26. The Beatles - The Beatles (1968)
27. Led Zeppelin - Led Zeppelin II (1969)
28. Bruce Springsteen - Born To Run (1975)
29. The Velvet Underground - The Velvet Underground And Nico (1967)
30. Carole King - Tapestry (1971)
31. The Rolling Stones - Exile On Main St. (1972)
32. Bob Dylan - Blonde On Blonde (1966)
33. Stevie Wonder - Songs in the Key of Life (1976)
34. Pearl Jam - Ten (1991)
35. Pink Floyd - Wish You Were Here (1975)
36. Ramones - Ramones (1976)
37. AC/DC - Back In Black (1980)
38. Bruce Springsteen - Born In The U.S.A. (1984)
39. N.W.A - Straight Outta Compton (1988)
40. R.E.M. - Automatic For The People (1992)
41. Miles Davis - Kind of Blue (1959)
42. Bob Marley & The Wailers - Exodus (1977)
43. U2 - Achtung Baby (1991)
44. Talking Heads - Remain In Light (1980)
45. Smashing Pumpkins - Mellon Collie And The Infinite Sadness (1995)
46. Simon & Garfunkel - Bridge Over Troubled Water (1970)
47. The Rolling Stones - Let it Bleed (1969)
48. Joni Mitchell - Blue (1971)
49. The Rolling Stones - Sticky Fingers (1971)
50. Van Morrison - Moondance (1970)
51. John Lennon - Imagine (1971)
52. The Eagles - Hotel California (1976)
53. Nine Inch Nails - The Downward Spiral (1994)
54. Kanye West - My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy (2010)
55. Curtis Mayfield - Superfly (1972)
56. Stevie Wonder - Innervisions (1973)
57. Kraftwerk - Autobahn (1974)
58. Johnny Cash - Johnny Cash At Folsom Prison (1968)
59. Bob Dylan - The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan (1963)
60. David Bowie - Hunky Dory (1971)
61. James Brown - Live At The Apollo (1963)
62. The Band - Music From Big Pink (1968)
63. Van Morrison - Astral Weeks (1968)
64. Metallica - Master of Puppets (1986)
65. T. Rex - Electric Warrior (1971)
66. The Doors - L.A. Woman (1971)
67. Peter Gabriel - So (1986)
68. Led Zeppelin - Physical Graffiti (1975)
69. George Harrison - All Things Must Pass (1970)
70. Led Zeppelin - Led Zeppelin (1969)
71. The Who - Tommy (1969)
72. Metallica - Metallica (The Black Album) (1991)
73. Neil Young - Harvest (1972)
74. Elton John - Goodbye Yellow Brick Road (1973)
75. Arcade Fire - The Suburbs (2010)
76. Bee Gees & Various Artists - Saturday Night Fever: The Original Movie Sound Track (1977)
77. Beastie Boys - Licensed To Ill (1986)
78. R.E.M. - Document (1987)
79. Red Hot Chili Peppers - Blood Sugar Sex Magik (1991)
80. Dr. Dre - The Chronic (1992)
81. The Zombies - Odessey And Oracle (1968)
82. The Smiths - The Queen is Dead (1986)
83. Cream - Disraeli Gears (1967)
84. Alanis Morissette - Jagged Little Pill (1995)
85. Creedence Clearwater Revival - Cosmo's Factory (1970)
86. Queen - A Night At The Opera (1975)
87. Green Day - American Idiot (2004)
88. Sly & The Family Stone - Stand! (1969)
89. Beck - Odelay (1996)
90. Tom Petty - Full Moon Fever (1989)
91. Oasis - (What's The Story) Morning Glory? (1995)
92. Prince & the Revolution - 1999 (1982)
93. Green Day - Dookie (1994)
94. Aretha Franklin - I Never Loved A Man The Way I Love You (1967)
95. Pearl Jam - Vs. (1993)
96. Smashing Pumpkins - Siamese Dream (1993)
97. Buddy Holly & The Crickets - The "Chirping" Crickets (1957)
98. The Rolling Stones - Beggars Banquet (1968)
99. Aerosmith - Toys In The Attic (1975)
100. Adele - 21 (2011)


Pre-1970

1. The Beatles - Sgt. Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band (1967)
2. The Beach Boys - Pet Sounds (1966)
3. Bob Dylan - Highway 61 Revisited (1965)
4. The Beatles - Revolver [UK] (1966)
5. The Doors - The Doors (1967)
6. The Beatles - Rubber Soul [UK] (1965)
7. The Jimi Hendrix Experience - Are You Experienced (1967)
8. The Beatles - Abbey Road (1969)
9. The Moody Blues - Days of Future Passed (1967)
10. The Beatles - The Beatles (1968)
11. Led Zeppelin - Led Zeppelin II (1969)
12. The Velvet Underground - The Velvet Underground And Nico (1967)
13. Bob Dylan - Blonde On Blonde (1966)
14. Miles Davis - Kind of Blue (1959)
15. The Rolling Stones - Let it Bleed (1969)
16. Johnny Cash - Johnny Cash At Folsom Prison (1968)
17. Bob Dylan - The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan (1963)
18. James Brown - Live At The Apollo (1963)
19. The Band - Music From Big Pink (1968)
20. Van Morrison - Astral Weeks (1968)
21. Led Zeppelin - Led Zeppelin (1969)
22. The Who - Tommy (1969)
23. The Zombies - Odessey And Oracle (1968)
24. Cream - Disraeli Gears (1967)
25. Sly & The Family Stone - Stand! (1969)
26. Aretha Franklin - I Never Loved A Man The Way I Love You (1967)
27. Buddy Holly & The Crickets - The "Chirping" Crickets (1957)
28. The Rolling Stones - Beggars Banquet (1968)
29. Jefferson Airplane - Surrealistic Pillow (1967)
30. Ray Charles - Modern Sounds in Country and Western Music (1962)
31. MC5 - Kick Out The Jams (1969)
32. The Doors - Strange Days (1967)
33. Bob Dylan - Bringing It All Back Home (1965)
34. Crosby, Stills & Nash - Crosby, Stills & Nash (1969)
35. Elvis Presley - Elvis Presley (1956)
36. The Jimi Hendrix Experience - Electric Ladyland (1968)
37. Love - Forever Changes (1967)
38. Bob Dylan - The Times They Are a-Changin' (1964)
39. Santana - Santana (1969)
40. The Kinks - The Kinks Are The Village Green Preservation Society (1968)
41. The Mothers of Invention - Freak Out! (1966)
42. King Crimson - In the Court of the Crimson King (1969)
43. The Beatles - A Hard Day's Night [UK] (1964)
44. Simon & Garfunkel - Bookends (1968)
45. The Beatles - Help! [UK] (1965)
46. Dusty Springfield - Dusty in Memphis (1969)
47 (tie). Big Brother and the Holding Company - Cheap Thrills (1968)
47 (tie). Creedence Clearwater Revival - Green River (1969)
49. Creedence Clearwater Revival - Willy and the Poor Boys (1969)
50. The Doors - Waiting For The Sun (1968)
51. The Stooges - The Stooges (1969)
52. Neil Young & Crazy Horse - Everybody Knows This is Nowhere (1969)
53. Otis Redding - Otis Blue: Otis Redding Sings Soul (1965)
54. Bo Diddley - Bo Diddley (1958)
55. The Flying Burrito Brothers - The Gilded Palace Of Sin (1969)
56. Simon & Garfunkel - Parsley, Sage, Rosemary, And Thyme (1966)
57. Etta James - At Last! (1961)
58. Aretha Franklin - Aretha: Lady Soul (1968)
59. Muddy Waters - At Newport 1960 (1960)
60. Chicago - Chicago Transit Authority (1969)
61. Chuck Berry - Is On Top (1959)
62. Peter, Paul and Mary - Peter, Paul and Mary (1962)
63. The Beatles - Magical Mystery Tour [US] (1967)
64. The Who - The Who Sell Out (1967)
65. The Byrds - Mr. Tambourine Man (1965)
66. The Beatles - Please Please Me (1963)
67. The Who - My Generation [UK] (1965)
68. Frank Sinatra - In The Wee Small Hours (1955)
69. The Byrds - Sweetheart Of The Rodeo (1968)
70. Little Richard - Here's Little Richard (1957)
71. Albert King - Born Under a Bad Sign (1967)
72. Procol Harum - Procol Harum (1967)
73. Cream - Fresh Cream (1966)
74. Buffalo Springfield - Buffalo Springfield Again (1967)
75. The Kinks - Something Else By The Kinks (1967)
76. The Velvet Underground - The Velvet Underground (1969)
77. John Coltrane - A Love Supreme (1965)
78. Traffic - Mr. Fantasy (1967)
79. Cream - Wheels Of Fire (1968)
80. Grateful Dead - Live/Dead (1969)
81. The Byrds - Younger Than Yesterday (1967)
82. The Jimi Hendrix Experience - Axis: Bold As Love (1967)
83. Frank Zappa And The Mothers Of Invention - Hot Rats (1969)
84. Howlin' Wolf - Howlin' Wolf (The Rockin' Chair Album) (1962)
85. The Beatles - With The Beatles (1963)
86. The Meters - Look-Ka Py Py (1969)
87. The Mamas And The Papas - If You Can Believe Your Eyes And Ears (1966)
88. John Coltrane - Giant Steps (1960)
89. Booker T. & The M.G.'s - Green Onions (1962)
90. The Band - The Band (1969)
91. Leonard Cohen - Songs Of Leonard Cohen (1967)
92. The Kinks - Arthur (Or the Decline and Fall of the British Empire) (1969)
93. Dick Dale and His Del-Tones - Surfer's Choice (1962)
94. Robert Johnson - King of the Delta Blues Singers (1961)
95. The Paul Butterfield Blues Band - East-West (1966)
96. The Supremes - Where Did Our Love Go (1964)
97. Ray Charles - Ray Charles (1957)
98. Ornette Coleman - The Shape of Jazz To Come (1959)
99. Dave Brubeck - Time Out (1959)
100. Silver Apples - Silver Apples (1968)
101. Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band - Trout Mask Replica (1969)


1970s

1. Pink Floyd - Dark Side of the Moon (1973)
2. Led Zeppelin - Untitled (Led Zeppelin IV/ZOSO) (1971)
3. The Clash - London Calling (1979)
4. David Bowie - The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From Mars (1972)
5. The Who - Who's Next (1971)
6. Fleetwood Mac - Rumours (1977)
7. Marvin Gaye - What's Going On (1971)
8. Pink Floyd - The Wall (1979)
9. Black Sabbath - Paranoid (1970)
10. Bruce Springsteen - Born To Run (1975)
11. Carole King - Tapestry (1971)
12. The Rolling Stones - Exile On Main St. (1972)
13. Stevie Wonder - Songs in the Key of Life (1976)
14. Pink Floyd - Wish You Were Here (1975)
15. Ramones - Ramones (1976)
16. Bob Marley & The Wailers - Exodus (1977)
17. Simon & Garfunkel - Bridge Over Troubled Water (1970)
18. Joni Mitchell - Blue (1971)
19. The Rolling Stones - Sticky Fingers (1971)
20. Van Morrison - Moondance (1970)
21. John Lennon - Imagine (1971)
22. The Eagles - Hotel California (1976)
23. Curtis Mayfield - Superfly (1972)
24. Stevie Wonder - Innervisions (1973)
25. Kraftwerk - Autobahn (1974)
26. David Bowie - Hunky Dory (1971)
27. T. Rex - Electric Warrior (1971)
28. The Doors - L.A. Woman (1971)
29. Led Zeppelin - Physical Graffiti (1975)
30. George Harrison - All Things Must Pass (1970)
31. Neil Young - Harvest (1972)
32. Elton John - Goodbye Yellow Brick Road (1973)
33. Bee Gees & Various Artists - Saturday Night Fever: The Original Movie Sound Track (1977)
34. Creedence Clearwater Revival - Cosmo's Factory (1970)
35. Queen - A Night At The Opera (1975)
36. Aerosmith - Toys In The Attic (1975)
37. Deep Purple - Machine Head (1972)
38. Boston - Boston (1976)
39. Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young - Deja Vu (1970)
40. Billy Joel - The Stranger (1977)
41. Derek & The Dominos - Layla & Other Assorted Love Songs (1970)
42. Sex Pistols - Never Mind The Bollocks, Here's The Sex Pistols (1977)
43. Neil Young - After the Gold Rush (1970)
44. Black Sabbath - Black Sabbath (1970)
45. Michael Jackson - Off the Wall (1979)
46. Jethro Tull - Aqualung (1971)
47. Kraftwerk - Trans-Europe Express (1977)
48. The Clash - The Clash [US] (1977)
49. AC/DC - Highway to Hell (1979)
50. John Lennon - John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band (1970)
51. The Cars - The Cars (1978)
52. Cheap Trick - Cheap Trick At Budokan (1978)
53. Paul McCartney & Wings - Band on the Run (1973)
54. The Who - Quadrophenia (1973)
55. Lou Reed - Transformer (1972)
56. Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers - Damn the Torpedoes (1979)
57. Blondie - Parallel Lines (1978)
58. Led Zeppelin - Houses of the Holy (1973)
59. Steely Dan - Aja (1977)
60. Patti Smith - Horses (1975)
61. Alice Cooper - Billion Dollar Babies (1973)
62. The Allman Brothers Band - At Fillmore East (1971)
63. Van Halen - Van Halen (1978)
64. James Taylor - Sweet Baby James (1970)
65. Janis Joplin - Pearl (1971)
66. Elvis Costello - My Aim Is True (1977)
67. Bruce Springsteen - Darkness on the Edge of Town (1978)
68. Santana - Abraxas (1970)
69. New York Dolls - New York Dolls (1973)
70. Bob Dylan - Blood On The Tracks (1975)
71. Big Star - #1 Record (1972)
72. Steve Miller Band - Fly Like An Eagle (1976)
73. Meat Loaf - Bat Out Of Hell (1977)
74. The Beatles - Let It Be (1970)
75. The Eagles - Eagles (1972)
76. The Doors - Morrison Hotel (1970)
77. Warren Zevon - Excitable Boy (1978)
78. Peter Frampton - Frampton Comes Alive! (1976)
79. Rush - 2112 (1976)
80. Cat Stevens - Tea For The Tillerman (1970)
81. Devo - Q: Are We Not Men? A: We Are Devo! (1978)
82. Chicago - Chicago (II) (1970)


1980s

1. Michael Jackson - Thriller (1982)
2. U2 - The Joshua Tree (1987)
3. Prince & the Revolution - Purple Rain (1984)
4. Guns N' Roses - Appetite For Destruction (1987)
5. Public Enemy - It Takes A Nation Of Millions To Hold Us Back (1988)
6. AC/DC - Back In Black (1980)
7. Bruce Springsteen - Born In The U.S.A. (1984)
8. N.W.A - Straight Outta Compton (1988)
9. Talking Heads - Remain In Light (1980)
10. Metallica - Master of Puppets (1986)
11. Peter Gabriel - So (1986)
12. Beastie Boys - Licensed To Ill (1986)
13. R.E.M. - Document (1987)
14. The Smiths - The Queen is Dead (1986)
15. Tom Petty - Full Moon Fever (1989)
16. Prince & the Revolution - 1999 (1982)


1990s

1. Nirvana - Nevermind (1991)
2. Radiohead - OK Computer (1997)
3. Pearl Jam - Ten (1991)
4. R.E.M. - Automatic For The People (1992)
5. U2 - Achtung Baby (1991)
6. Smashing Pumpkins - Mellon Collie And The Infinite Sadness (1995)
7. Nine Inch Nails - The Downward Spiral (1994)
8. Metallica - Metallica (The Black Album) (1991)
9. Red Hot Chili Peppers - Blood Sugar Sex Magik (1991)
10. Dr. Dre - The Chronic (1992)
11. Alanis Morissette - Jagged Little Pill (1995)
12. Beck - Odelay (1996)
13. Oasis - (What's The Story) Morning Glory? (1995)
14. Green Day - Dookie (1994)
15. Pearl Jam - Vs. (1993)
16. Smashing Pumpkins - Siamese Dream (1993)


2000-2015

1. Kanye West - My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy (2010)
2. Arcade Fire - The Suburbs (2010)
3. Green Day - American Idiot (2004)
4. Adele - 21 (2011)


The final round of ranking will be an open vote including all remaining, eligible albums.

Here is the list of qualified albums that haven't been ranked yet:

Al Green - Call Me (1973)
Alice Cooper - Love it to Death (1971)
Bill Withers - Still Bill (1972)
Billy Joel - 52nd Street (1978)
Brian Eno - Ambient 1: Music For Airports (1978)
Buzzcocks - Another Music in a Different Kitchen (1978)
David Bowie - Aladdin Sane (1973)
David Bowie - Low (1977)
David Bowie - Station To Station (1976)
Donna Summer - Bad Girls (1979)
Electric Light Orchestra - Out of the Blue (1977)
Elton John - Captain Fantastic and The Brown Dirt Cowboy (1975)
Elvis Costello & The Attractions - This Year's Model (1978)
Elvis Presley - The Sun Sessions (1976)
Emerson, Lake & Palmer - Brain Salad Surgery (1974)
Eric Clapton - Slowhand (1977)
Funkadelic - Maggot Brain (1971)
Funkadelic - One Nation Under a Groove (1978)
Gang of Four - Entertainment! (1979)
Genesis - Selling England By the Pound (1973)
Genesis - The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway (1974)
George Harrison - The Concert for Bangladesh (1971)
Gram Parsons - GP (1973)
Gram Parsons - Grievous Angel (1974)
Grateful Dead - American Beauty (1970)
Harry Nilsson - Nilsson Schmilsson (1971)
Heart - Dreamboat Annie (1976)
Iggy Pop - Lust for Life (1977)
Isaac Hayes - Shaft (1971)
Jackson Browne - Late For The Sky (1974)
Jackson Browne - Running On Empty (1977)
Jethro Tull - Thick As A Brick (1972)
Joni Mitchell - Court and Spark (1974)
Joy Division - Unknown Pleasures (1979)
KISS - Alive! (1975)
KISS - Destroyer (1976)
Linda Ronstadt - Heart Like a Wheel (1974)
Lynyrd Skynyrd - Pronounced Leh-nerd Skin-nerd (1973)
Mahavishnu Orchestra - The Inner Mounting Flame (1971)
Marvin Gaye - Let's Get It On (1973)
Mike Oldfield - Tubular Bells (1973)
Miles Davis - Bitches Brew (1970)
Parliament/Funkadelic - Mothership Connection (1975)
Paul Simon - Still Crazy After All These Years (1975)
Pink Floyd - Animals (1977)
Roxy Music - Roxy Music (1972)
Sly & The Family Stone - There's A Riot Goin' On (1971)
Stevie Wonder - Fulfillingness' First Finale (1974)
Stevie Wonder - Talking Book (1972)
Suicide - Suicide (1977)
Supertramp - Breakfast in America (1979)
Talking Heads - More Songs About Buildings And Food (1978)
Television - Marquee Moon (1977)
The Allman Brothers Band - Eat a Peach (1972)
The Cars - Candy-O (1979)
The Jam - All Mod Cons (1978)
The Police - Outlandos d'Amour (1978)
The Rolling Stones - Some Girls (1978)
The Spinners - Spinners (1973)
The Velvet Underground - Loaded (1970)
The Wailers - Burnin' (1973)
The Who - Live At Leeds (1970)
Throbbing Gristle - 20 Jazz Funk Greats (1979)
Traffic - The Low Spark of High Heeled Boys (1971)
War - The World Is A Ghetto (1972)
Willie Nelson - Red Headed Stranger (1975)
Yes - Close To The Edge (1972)
Yes - Fragile (1971)
Yes - The Yes Album (1971)


To vote, select 30 eligible albums and rank them in order of preference. The highest-ranked album will receive 30 points, the second-highest will receive 29 points and so on.

The approx. 18 albums that receive the most points will be qualified for the final ranking.

There will be 3 days of initial rankings.

Initial rankings will end at 10 PM Central on Tuesday the 19th.

Posted by Darren on Saturday, 07.16.16 @ 23:45pm


1. Stevie Wonder - Talking Book (1972) 30 pts
2. The Jam - All Mod Cons (1978)
3. Gang of Four - Entertainment! (1979)
4. Supertramp - Breakfast in America (1979)
5. Bill Withers - Still Bill (1972)
6. Roxy Music - Roxy Music (1972)
7. David Bowie - Aladdin Sane (1973)
8. Paul Simon - Still Crazy After All These Years (1975)
9. Funkadelic - Maggot Brain (1971)
10. Al Green - Call Me (1973)
11. The Cars - Candy-O (1979)
12. Jackson Browne - Running On Empty (1977)
13. The Police - Outlandos d'Amour (1978)
14. Harry Nilsson - Nilsson Schmilsson (1971)
15. Heart - Dreamboat Annie (1976)
16. The Allman Brothers Band - Eat a Peach (1972)
17. Lynyrd Skynyrd - Pronounced Leh-nerd Skin-nerd (1973)
18. Isaac Hayes - Shaft (1971)
19. Talking Heads - More Songs About Buildings And Food (1978)
20. Stevie Wonder - Fulfillingness' First Finale (1974)
21. David Bowie - Station To Station (1976)
22. Buzzcocks - Another Music in a Different Kitchen (1978)
23. Willie Nelson - Red Headed Stranger (1975)
24. KISS - Alive! (1975)
25. Mike Oldfield - Tubular Bells (1973)
26. Miles Davis - Bitches Brew (1970)
27. Donna Summer - Bad Girls (1979)
28. Sly & The Family Stone - There's A Riot Goin' On (1971
29. Funkadelic - One Nation Under a Groove (1978)
30. Linda Ronstadt - Heart Like a Wheel (1974)



Posted by jtrichey on Sunday, 07.17.16 @ 00:09am


1. Miles Davis – Bitches Brew (1970) 30
2. David Bowie - Low (1977) 29
3. Elvis Presley - The Sun Sessions (1976) 28
4. Joy Division - Unknown Pleasures (1979) 27
5. Grateful Dead - American Beauty (1970) 26
6. Lynyrd Skynyrd - Pronounced Leh-nerd Skin-nerd (1973) 25
7. Sly & The Family Stone - There's A Riot Goin' On (1971) 24
8. The Velvet Underground - Loaded (1970) 23
9. Gram Parsons - Grievous Angel (1974) 22
10. The Wailers - Burnin' (1973) 21
11. Elvis Costello & The Attractions - This Year's Model (1978) 20
12. Stevie Wonder - Talking Book (1972) 19
13. Pink Floyd - Animals (1977) 18
14. Yes - Close To The Edge (1972) 17
15. Willie Nelson - Red Headed Stranger (1975) 16
16. Suicide - Suicide (1977) 15
17. Joni Mitchell - Court and Spark (1974) 14
18. The Police - Outlandos d'Amour (1978) 13
19. KISS - Alive! (1975) 12
20. Isaac Hayes - Shaft (1971) 11
21. Al Green - Call Me (1973) 10
22. Television - Marquee Moon (1977) 9
23. Brian Eno - Ambient 1: Music For Airports (1978) 8
24. Gang of Four - Entertainment! (1979) 7
25. Funkadelic - Maggot Brain (1971) 6
26. Funkadelic - One Nation Under a Groove (1978) 5
27. Yes - Fragile (1971) 4
28. The Spinners - Spinners (1973) 3
29. The Allman Brothers Band - Eat a Peach (1972) 2
30. Roxy Music - Roxy Music (1972) 1

Posted by Gass3268 on Sunday, 07.17.16 @ 14:47pm


Brian Eno - Ambient 1: Music For Airports (1978)30
Joy Division - Unknown Pleasures (1979)29
Suicide - Suicide (1977)28
Roxy Music - Roxy Music (1972)27
David Bowie - Low (1977)26
Television - Marquee Moon (1977)25
Miles Davis - Bitches Brew (1970)24
Gram Parsons - Grievous Angel (1974)23
Iggy Pop - Lust for Life (1977)22
The Wailers - Burnin' (1973)21
The Jam - All Mod Cons (1978)20
Marvin Gaye - Let's Get It On (1973)19
Throbbing Gristle - 20 Jazz Funk Greats (1979)18
The Velvet Underground - Loaded (1970)17
Buzzcocks - Another Music in a Different Kitchen (1978)16
Elvis Costello & The Attractions - This Year's Model (1978)15
Willie Nelson - Red Headed Stranger (1975)14
Gram Parsons - GP (1973)13
Funkadelic - Maggot Brain (1971)12
Joni Mitchell - Court and Spark (1974)11
Gang of Four - Entertainment! (1979)10
Mahavishnu Orchestra - The Inner Mounting Flame (1971)9
Al Green - Call Me (1973)8
David Bowie - Station To Station (1976)7
The Allman Brothers Band - Eat a Peach (1972)6
Talking Heads - More Songs About Buildings And Food (1978)5
Sly & The Family Stone - There's A Riot Goin' On (1971)4
Mike Oldfield - Tubular Bells (1973)3
Harry Nilsson - Nilsson Schmilsson (1971)2
Donna Summer - Bad Girls (1979)1

Posted by DarinRG on Sunday, 07.17.16 @ 23:26pm


Television - Marquee Moon (1977) - 30
Lynyrd Skynyrd - Pronounced Leh-nerd Skin-nerd (1973) - 29
Iggy Pop - Lust for Life (1977) - 28
Elvis Costello & The Attractions - This Year's Model (1978) - 27
Talking Heads - More Songs About Buildings And Food (1978) - 26
Supertramp - Breakfast in America (1979) - 25
Isaac Hayes - Shaft (1971) - 24
David Bowie - Aladdin Sane (1973) - 23
Paul Simon - Still Crazy After All These Years (1975) - 22
The Allman Brothers Band - Eat a Peach (1972) - 21
The Rolling Stones - Some Girls (1978) - 20
Marvin Gaye - Let's Get It On (1973) - 19
The Jam - All Mod Cons (1978) - 18
Traffic - The Low Spark of High Heeled Boys (1971) - 17
Roxy Music - Roxy Music (1972) - 16
Sly & The Family Stone - There's A Riot Goin' On (1971) - 15
The Police - Outlandos d'Amour (1978) - 14
The Cars - Candy-O (1979) - 13
Joy Division - Unknown Pleasures (1979) - 12
Elton John - Captain Fantastic and The Brown Dirt Cowboy (1975) - 11
Emerson, Lake & Palmer - Brain Salad Surgery (1974) - 10
Buzzcocks - Another Music in a Different Kitchen (1978) - 9
David Bowie - Low (1977) - 8
Elvis Presley - The Sun Sessions (1976) - 7
Suicide - Suicide (1977) - 6
Jethro Tull - Thick As A Brick (1972) - 5
Gang of Four - Entertainment! (1979) - 4
Jackson Browne - Running On Empty (1977) - 3
KISS - Destroyer (1976) - 2
Billy Joel - 52nd Street (1978) - 1

Posted by Darren on Tuesday, 07.19.16 @ 10:58am


Linda Ronstadt - Heart Like a Wheel (1974) - 30
Yes - The Yes Album (1971) - 29
Donna Summer - Bad Girls (1979) - 28
Gram Parsons - GP (1973) - 27
Lynyrd Skynyrd - Pronounced Leh-nerd Skin-nerd (1973) - 26
Eric Clapton - Slowhand (1977) - 25
Grateful Dead - American Beauty (1970) - 24
Stevie Wonder - Talking Book (1972) - 23
Heart - Dreamboat Annie (1976) - 22
KISS - Destroyer (1976) - 21
The Allman Brothers Band - Eat a Peach (1972) - 20
Yes - Fragile (1971) - 19
The Cars - Candy-O (1979) - 18
Traffic - The Low Spark of High Heeled Boys (1971) - 17
Electric Light Orchestra - Out of the Blue (1977) - 16
Elvis Costello & The Attractions - This Year's Model (1978) - 15
War - The World Is A Ghetto (1972) - 14
Sly & The Family Stone - There's A Riot Goin' On (1971) - 13
Roxy Music - Roxy Music (1972) - 12
David Bowie - Low (1977) - 11
Television - Marquee Moon (1977) - 10
Supertramp - Breakfast in America (1979) - 9
Suicide - Suicide (1977) - 8
Funkadelic - Maggot Brain (1971) - 7
Willie Nelson - Red Headed Stranger (1975) - 6
Jackson Browne - Running On Empty (1977) - 5
Paul Simon - Still Crazy After All These Years (1975) - 4
Gram Parsons - Grievous Angel (1974) - 3
The Rolling Stones - Some Girls (1978) - 2
Genesis - The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway (1974) - 1

Posted by Nick on Tuesday, 07.19.16 @ 11:35am


Yes - The Yes Album (1971)-30
Talking Heads - More Songs About Buildings And Food (1978)-29
Brian Eno - Ambient 1: Music For Airports (1978)-28
Yes - Fragile (1971)-27
Roxy Music - Roxy Music (1972)-26
Jethro Tull - Thick As A Brick (1972)-25
War - The World Is A Ghetto (1972)-24
Gram Parsons - Grievous Angel (1974)-23
Miles Davis - Bitches Brew (1970)-22
Sly & The Family Stone - There's A Riot Goin' On (1971)-21
Stevie Wonder - Talking Book (1972)-20
Genesis - The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway (1974)-19
Supertramp - Breakfast in America (1979)-18
Genesis - Selling England By the Pound (1973)-17
Joni Mitchell - Court and Spark (1974)-16
Throbbing Gristle - 20 Jazz Funk Greats (1979)-15
Al Green - Call Me (1973)-14
Pink Floyd - Animals (1977)-13
Yes - Close To The Edge (1972)-12
Funkadelic - Maggot Brain (1971)-11
Mahavishnu Orchestra - The Inner Mounting Flame (1971)-10
Grateful Dead - American Beauty (1970)-9
Parliament/Funkadelic - Mothership Connection (1975)-8
Emerson, Lake & Palmer - Brain Salad Surgery (1974)-7
David Bowie - Low (1977)-6
Gram Parsons - GP (1973)-5
Stevie Wonder - Fulfillingness' First Finale (1974)-4
Harry Nilsson - Nilsson Schmilsson (1971)-3
Suicide - Suicide (1977)-2
David Bowie - Station To Station (1976)-1

Posted by Tom H. on Tuesday, 07.19.16 @ 14:52pm


Brian Eno - Ambient 1: Music For Airports (1978)- 30
Linda Ronstadt - Heart Like a Wheel (1974)- 29
Elton John - Captain Fantastic and The Brown Dirt Cowboy (1975)- 28
War - The World Is A Ghetto (1972)- 27
Yes - The Yes Album (1971)- 26
Parliament/Funkadelic - Mothership Connection (1975)- 25
Miles Davis - Bitches Brew (1970)- 24
Isaac Hayes - Shaft (1971)- 23
Talking Heads - More Songs About Buildings And Food (1978)- 22
Willie Nelson - Red Headed Stranger (1975)- 21
Jethro Tull - Thick As A Brick (1972)- 20
Bill Withers - Still Bill (1972)- 19
Heart - Dreamboat Annie (1976)- 18
Billy Joel - 52nd Street (1978)- 17
Iggy Pop - Lust for Life (1977)- 16
Supertramp - Breakfast in America (1979)- 15
Sly & The Family Stone - There's A Riot Goin' On (1971)- 14
The Allman Brothers Band - Eat a Peach (1972)- 13
Yes - Close To The Edge (1972)- 12
Genesis - The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway (1974)- 11
Mike Oldfield - Tubular Bells (1973)- 10
The Jam - All Mod Cons (1978)- 9
Mahavishnu Orchestra - The Inner Mounting Flame (1971)- 8
Lynyrd Skynyrd - Pronounced Leh-nerd Skin-nerd (1973)- 7
Jackson Browne - Running On Empty (1977)- 6
Buzzcocks - Another Music in a Different Kitchen (1978)- 5
Joni Mitchell - Court and Spark (1974)- 4
Marvin Gaye - Let's Get It On (1973)- 3
The Spinners - Spinners (1973)- 2
Throbbing Gristle - 20 Jazz Funk Greats (1979)- 1



Al Green - Call Me (1973)
Alice Cooper - Love it to Death (1971)
David Bowie - Aladdin Sane (1973)
David Bowie - Low (1977)
David Bowie - Station To Station (1976)
Donna Summer - Bad Girls (1979)
Electric Light Orchestra - Out of the Blue (1977)
Elvis Costello & The Attractions - This Year's Model (1978)
Elvis Presley - The Sun Sessions (1976)
Emerson, Lake & Palmer - Brain Salad Surgery (1974)
Eric Clapton - Slowhand (1977)
Funkadelic - Maggot Brain (1971)
Funkadelic - One Nation Under a Groove (1978)
Gang of Four - Entertainment! (1979)
Genesis - Selling England By the Pound (1973)
George Harrison - The Concert for Bangladesh (1971)
Gram Parsons - GP (1973)
Gram Parsons - Grievous Angel (1974)
Grateful Dead - American Beauty (1970)
Harry Nilsson - Nilsson Schmilsson (1971)
Jackson Browne - Late For The Sky (1974)
Joy Division - Unknown Pleasures (1979)
KISS - Alive! (1975)
KISS - Destroyer (1976)
Paul Simon - Still Crazy After All These Years (1975)
Pink Floyd - Animals (1977)
Roxy Music - Roxy Music (1972)
Stevie Wonder - Fulfillingness' First Finale (1974)
Stevie Wonder - Talking Book (1972)
Suicide - Suicide (1977)
Television - Marquee Moon (1977)
The Cars - Candy-O (1979)
The Police - Outlandos d'Amour (1978)
The Rolling Stones - Some Girls (1978)
The Wailers - Burnin' (1973)
The Who - Live At Leeds (1970)
Traffic - The Low Spark of High Heeled Boys (1971)
Yes - Fragile (1971)

Posted by AlexVoltaire on Tuesday, 07.19.16 @ 16:00pm


Lynyrd Skynyrd - Pronounced Leh-nerd Skin-nerd (1973) 30pts
KISS - Alive! (1975) 29pts
KISS - Destroyer (1976) 28pts
The Cars - Candy-O (1979) 27pts
Heart - Dreamboat Annie (1976) 26pts
Eric Clapton - Slowhand (1977) 25pts
The Rolling Stones - Some Girls (1978) 24pts
Jackson Browne - Running On Empty (1977) 23pts
Yes - Fragile (1971) 22pts
Alice Cooper - Love it to Death (1971) 21pts
The Police - Outlandos d'Amour (1978) 20pts
Iggy Pop - Lust for Life (1977) 19pts
The Who - Live At Leeds (1970) 18pts
Buzzcocks - Another Music in a Different Kitchen (1978) 17pts
Yes - The Yes Album (1971) 16pts
Stevie Wonder - Talking Book (1972) 15pts
David Bowie - Aladdin Sane (1973) 14pts
Pink Floyd - Animals (1977) 13pts
Elton John - Captain Fantastic and The Brown Dirt Cowboy (1975) 12pts
David Bowie - Low (1977) 11pts
Suicide - Suicide (1977) 10pts
Willie Nelson - Red Headed Stranger (1975) 9pts
Jethro Tull - Thick As A Brick (1972) 8pts
Yes - Close To The Edge (1972) 7pts
Jackson Browne - Late For The Sky (1974) 6pts
George Harrison - The Concert for Bangladesh (1971) 5pts
David Bowie - Station To Station (1976) 4pts
Elvis Presley - The Sun Sessions (1976) 3pts
Emerson, Lake & Palmer - Brain Salad Surgery (1974) 2pts
War - The World Is A Ghetto (1972) 1pt

Posted by Mike on Tuesday, 07.19.16 @ 19:28pm


Emerson, Lake & Palmer - Brain Salad Surgery (1973) - 30
Genesis - The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway (1974) - 29
Yes - Fragile (1971) - 28
Jethro Tull - Thick As A Brick (1972) - 27
Mike Oldfield - Tubular Bells (1973) - 26
Brian Eno - Ambient 1: Music For Airports (1978) - 25
Traffic - The Low Spark of High Heeled Boys (1971) - 24
Pink Floyd - Animals (1977) - 23
Roxy Music - Roxy Music (1972) - 22
Genesis - Selling England By the Pound (1973) - 21
Yes - The Yes Album (1971) - 20
Joni Mitchell - Court and Spark (1974) - 19
Grateful Dead - American Beauty (1970) - 18
Yes - Close To The Edge (1972) - 17
Talking Heads - More Songs About Buildings And Food (1978) - 16
The Allman Brothers Band - Eat a Peach (1972) - 15
War - The World Is A Ghetto (1972) - 14
Alice Cooper - Love it to Death (1971) - 13
Billy Joel - 52nd Street (1978) - 12
Eric Clapton - Slowhand (1977) - 11
George Harrison - The Concert for Bangladesh (1971) - 10
Harry Nilsson - Nilsson Schmilsson (1971) - 9
Heart - Dreamboat Annie (1976) - 8
Lynyrd Skynyrd - Pronounced Leh-nerd Skin-nerd (1973) - 7
Paul Simon - Still Crazy After All These Years (1975) - 6
Television - Marquee Moon (1977) - 5
The Cars - Candy-O (1979) - 4
The Rolling Stones - Some Girls (1978) - 3
Willie Nelson - Red Headed Stranger (1975) - 2
The Police - Outlandos d'Amour (1978) - 1

Posted by joker on Tuesday, 07.19.16 @ 23:00pm


Darren-Please give me about 10 more minutes to finish up my list.

Posted by Jennifer on Tuesday, 07.19.16 @ 23:01pm


Heart - Dreamboat Annie (1976) 30
Billy Joel - 52nd Street (1978) 29
Supertramp - Breakfast in America (1979) 28
Jackson Browne - Running On Empty (1977) 27
KISS - Alive! (1975) 26
KISS - Destroyer (1976) 25
The Cars - Candy-O (1979) 24
David Bowie - Aladdin Sane (1973) 23
Eric Clapton - Slowhand (1977) 22
The Police - Outlandos d'Amour (1978) 21
The Rolling Stones - Some Girls (1978) 20
David Bowie - Station To Station (1976) 19
Emerson, Lake & Palmer - Brain Salad Surgery (1974) 18
Genesis - The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway (1974) 17
The Allman Brothers Band - Eat a Peach (1972) 16
Yes - The Yes Album (1971) 15
Electric Light Orchestra - Out of the Blue (1977) 14
Elton John - Captain Fantastic and The Brown Dirt Cowboy (1975) 13
Alice Cooper - Love it to Death (1971) 12
The Spinners - Spinners (1973) 11
The Who - Live At Leeds (1970) 10
Linda Ronstadt - Heart Like a Wheel (1974) 9
Bill Withers - Still Bill (1972) 8
Elvis Presley - The Sun Sessions (1976) 7
Stevie Wonder - Talking Book (1972) 6
Willie Nelson - Red Headed Stranger (1975) 5
George Harrison - The Concert for Bangladesh (1971) 4
Jackson Browne - Late For The Sky (1974) 3
Paul Simon - Still Crazy After All These Years (1975) 2
Grateful Dead - American Beauty (1970) 1

Posted by Jennifer on Tuesday, 07.19.16 @ 23:11pm


Initial Ranking voting is now closed.

Here are the final results (let me know ASAP if there are any errors):

Lynyrd Skynyrd - Pronounced Leh-nerd Skin-nerd (1973) - 138
Yes - The Yes Album (1971) - 136
Roxy Music - Roxy Music (1972) - 129
Supertramp - Breakfast in America (1979) - 122
Brian Eno - Ambient 1: Music For Airports (1978) - 121
Heart - Dreamboat Annie (1976) - 120
Stevie Wonder - Talking Book (1972) - 113
Talking Heads - More Songs About Buildings And Food (1978) - 110
The Allman Brothers Band - Eat a Peach (1972) - 108
The Cars - Candy-O (1979) - 106
Miles Davis - Bitches Brew (1970) - 105
Yes - Fragile (1971) - 100
Sly & The Family Stone - There's A Riot Goin' On (1971) - 94
David Bowie - Low (1977) - 91
The Police - Outlandos d'Amour (1978) - 87
Iggy Pop - Lust for Life (1977) - 85
Jethro Tull - Thick As A Brick (1972) - 85
David Bowie - Aladdin Sane (1973) - 84
_________________________

Eric Clapton - Slowhand (1977) - 83
Jackson Browne - Running On Empty (1977) - 83
Willie Nelson - Red Headed Stranger (1975) - 81
War - The World Is A Ghetto (1972) - 80
Television - Marquee Moon (1977) - 79
Grateful Dead - American Beauty (1970) - 78
Elvis Costello & The Attractions - This Year's Model (1978) - 77
Genesis - The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway (1974) - 77
KISS - Destroyer (1976) - 76
The Jam - All Mod Cons (1978) - 76
KISS - Alive! (1975) - 74
Gram Parsons - Grievous Angel (1974) - 71
Isaac Hayes - Shaft (1971) - 71
Linda Ronstadt - Heart Like a Wheel (1974) - 69
Suicide - Suicide (1977) - 69
The Rolling Stones - Some Girls (1978) - 69
Joy Division - Unknown Pleasures (1979) - 68
Emerson, Lake & Palmer - Brain Salad Surgery (1974) - 67
Pink Floyd - Animals (1977) - 67
Yes - Close To The Edge (1972) - 65
Elton John - Captain Fantastic and The Brown Dirt Cowboy (1975) - 64
Joni Mitchell - Court and Spark (1974) - 64
Billy Joel - 52nd Street (1978) - 59
Funkadelic - Maggot Brain (1971) - 58
Traffic - The Low Spark of High Heeled Boys (1971) - 58
Paul Simon - Still Crazy After All These Years (1975) - 57
Buzzcocks - Another Music in a Different Kitchen (1978) - 56
Al Green - Call Me (1973) - 53
Bill Withers - Still Bill (1972) - 53
Gang of Four - Entertainment! (1979) - 49
Alice Cooper - Love it to Death (1971) - 46
Elvis Presley - The Sun Sessions (1976) - 45
Gram Parsons - GP (1973) - 45
Mike Oldfield - Tubular Bells (1973) - 45
The Wailers - Burnin' (1973) - 42
David Bowie - Station To Station (1976) - 41
Marvin Gaye - Let's Get It On (1973) - 41
The Velvet Underground - Loaded (1970) - 40
Genesis - Selling England By the Pound (1973) - 38
Throbbing Gristle - 20 Jazz Funk Greats (1979) - 34
Donna Summer - Bad Girls (1979) - 33
Parliament/Funkadelic - Mothership Connection (1975) - 33
Harry Nilsson - Nilsson Schmilsson (1971) - 31
Electric Light Orchestra - Out of the Blue (1977) - 30
The Who - Live At Leeds (1970) - 28
Mahavishnu Orchestra - The Inner Mounting Flame (1971) - 27
George Harrison - The Concert for Bangladesh (1971) - 19
The Spinners - Spinners (1973) - 16
Stevie Wonder - Fulfillingness' First Finale (1974) - 15
Jackson Browne - Late For The Sky (1974) - 9
Funkadelic - One Nation Under a Groove (1978) - 7


Voting is now open for the final rankings.

The following 18 albums have been qualified to be ranked between #83 and #100 in the 1970s rankings:

Alice Cooper - Billion Dollar Babies (1973)
Blondie - Parallel Lines (1978)
Cheap Trick - Cheap Trick At Budokan (1978)
James Taylor - Sweet Baby James (1970)
Janis Joplin - Pearl (1971)
Led Zeppelin - Houses of the Holy (1973)
Lou Reed - Transformer (1972)
Patti Smith - Horses (1975)
Paul McCartney & Wings - Band on the Run (1973)
Steely Dan - Aja (1977)
The Allman Brothers Band - At Fillmore East (1971)
The Cars - The Cars (1978)
The Who - Quadrophenia (1973)
Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers - Damn the Torpedoes (1979)
Van Halen - Van Halen (1978)


To participate in the final rankings, rank all 18 albums in order of preference. The highest-ranked song gets 18 points, the second-highest 17 and so on.

In the event of a tie, the first tiebreaker is the album's score in this round's initial ranking. The second tiebreaker is determined by giving one point to each album for being the highest-ranked album on each individual's final ranking this round. The third tiebreaker is the same as the second tiebreaker, except for using the initial rankings. If the tie still isn't resolved, there will be a head-to-head tiebreaker vote after the conclusion of all rankings in the project.

There will be two days of final rankings.

Final rankings will end at 10 PM Central on Thursday the 21st.

Posted by Darren on Tuesday, 07.19.16 @ 23:41pm


1. Stevie Wonder - Talking Book (1972) 18 pts
2. Supertramp - Breakfast in America (1979)
3. Roxy Music - Roxy Music (1972)
4. David Bowie - Aladdin Sane (1973)
5. The Cars - Candy-O (1979)
6. The Police - Outlandos d'Amour (1978)
7. Heart - Dreamboat Annie (1976)
8. The Allman Brothers Band - Eat a Peach (1972)
9. Lynyrd Skynyrd - Pronounced Leh-nerd Skin-nerd (1973)
10. Talking Heads - More Songs About Buildings And Food (1978)
11. Miles Davis - Bitches Brew (1970)
12. Sly & The Family Stone - There's A Riot Goin' On (1971
13. Iggy Pop - Lust for Life (1977)
14. David Bowie - Low (1977)
15. Brian Eno - Ambient 1: Music For Airports (1978)
16. Yes - Fragile (1971)
17. Jethro Tull - Thick As A Brick (1972)
18. Yes - The Yes Album (1971)

Posted by jtrichey on Wednesday, 07.20.16 @ 00:15am


Yes - The Yes Album (1971)-18
Talking Heads - More Songs About Buildings And Food (1978)-17
Brian Eno - Ambient 1: Music For Airports (1978)-16
Yes - Fragile (1971)-15
Roxy Music - Roxy Music (1972)-14
Jethro Tull - Thick As A Brick (1972)-13
Miles Davis - Bitches Brew (1970)-12
Sly & The Family Stone - There's A Riot Goin' On (1971)-11
Stevie Wonder - Talking Book (1972)-10
Supertramp - Breakfast in America (1979)-9
David Bowie - Low (1977)-8
David Bowie - Aladdin Sane (1973)-7
The Allman Brothers Band- Eat A Peach (1972)-6
Heart - Dreamboat Annie (1976)-5
The Police- Outlandos d'Amour (1978)-4
The Cars- Candy-O (1979)-3
Iggy Pop - Lust for Life (1977)-2
Lynyrd Skynyrd - Pronounced Leh-nerd Skin-nerd (1973)-1

Posted by Tom H. on Wednesday, 07.20.16 @ 06:45am


Lynyrd Skynyrd - Pronounced Leh-nerd Skin-nerd (1973) - 18
Iggy Pop - Lust for Life (1977) - 17
Talking Heads - More Songs About Buildings And Food (1978) - 16
Supertramp - Breakfast in America (1979) - 15
David Bowie - Aladdin Sane (1973) - 14
The Allman Brothers Band - Eat a Peach (1972) - 13
Roxy Music - Roxy Music (1972) - 12
Sly & The Family Stone - There's A Riot Goin' On (1971) - 11
The Police - Outlandos d'Amour (1978) - 10
The Cars - Candy-O (1979) - 9
David Bowie - Low (1977) - 8
Jethro Tull - Thick As A Brick (1972) - 7
Stevie Wonder - Talking Book (1972) - 6
Heart - Dreamboat Annie (1976) - 5
Yes - The Yes Album (1971) - 4
Miles Davis - Bitches Brew (1970) - 3
Yes - Fragile (1971) - 2
Brian Eno - Ambient 1: Music For Airports (1978) - 1

Posted by Darren on Thursday, 07.21.16 @ 01:35am


It's a shame that my 2nd favorite album of all time, "Captain Fantastic," didn't make it, nor did Linda Ronstadt's classy "Heart Like a Wheel." Oh well. At least Brian Eno has a heavy presence in this set of albums.

Brian Eno - Ambient 1: Music For Airports (1978) - 18
Miles Davis - Bitches Brew (1970) - 17
Talking Heads - More Songs About Buildings And Food (1978) - 16
Yes - The Yes Album (1971) - - 15
Sly & The Family Stone - There's A Riot Goin' On (1971) - 14
The Allman Brothers Band - Eat a Peach (1972) - 13
Stevie Wonder - Talking Book (1972) - - 12
Supertramp - Breakfast in America (1979) - 11
Heart - Dreamboat Annie (1976) - 10
Iggy Pop - Lust for Life (1977) - 9
Jethro Tull - Thick As A Brick (1972) - 8
Lynyrd Skynyrd - Pronounced Leh-nerd Skin-nerd (1973) - 7
Yes - Fragile (1971) - 6
The Police - Outlandos d'Amour (1978) - 5
David Bowie - Low (1977) - 4
The Cars - Candy-O (1979) - -3
David Bowie - Aladdin Sane (1973) - 2
Roxy Music - Roxy Music (1972) - 1

Posted by AlexVoltaire on Thursday, 07.21.16 @ 07:13am


Sucking at the 70s has sort of become our gimmick. It's almost endearing at this point.

Brian Eno - Ambient 1: Music For Airports (1978)
Iggy Pop - Lust for Life (1977)
Roxy Music - Roxy Music (1972)
David Bowie - Low (1977)
Miles Davis - Bitches Brew (1970)
Talking Heads - More Songs About Buildings And Food (1978)
Sly & The Family Stone - There's A Riot Goin' On (1971)
David Bowie - Aladdin Sane (1973)
The Allman Brothers Band - Eat a Peach (1972)
The Police - Outlandos d'Amour (1978)
Stevie Wonder - Talking Book (1972)
The Cars - Candy-O (1979)
Lynyrd Skynyrd - Pronounced Leh-nerd Skin-nerd (1973)
Yes - The Yes Album (1971)
Heart - Dreamboat Annie (1976)
Jethro Tull - Thick As A Brick (1972)
Yes - Fragile (1971)
Supertramp - Breakfast in America (1979)

Posted by DarinRG on Thursday, 07.21.16 @ 19:17pm


Reposting with ranking scores to make counting easier.

Brian Eno - Ambient 1: Music For Airports (1978)18
Iggy Pop - Lust for Life (1977)17
Roxy Music - Roxy Music (1972)16
David Bowie - Low (1977)15
Miles Davis - Bitches Brew (1970)14
Talking Heads - More Songs About Buildings And Food (1978)13
Sly & The Family Stone - There's A Riot Goin' On (1971)12
David Bowie - Aladdin Sane (1973)11
The Allman Brothers Band - Eat a Peach (1972)10
The Police - Outlandos d'Amour (1978)9
Stevie Wonder - Talking Book (1972)8
The Cars - Candy-O (1979)7
Lynyrd Skynyrd - Pronounced Leh-nerd Skin-nerd (1973)6
Yes - The Yes Album (1971)5
Heart - Dreamboat Annie (1976)4
Jethro Tull - Thick As A Brick (1972)3
Yes - Fragile (1971)2
Supertramp - Breakfast in America (1979)1

Posted by DarinRG on Thursday, 07.21.16 @ 19:31pm


Lynyrd Skynyrd - Pronounced Leh-nerd Skin-nerd (1973) 18pts
The Cars - Candy-O (1979) 17pts
Heart - Dreamboat Annie (1976) 16pts
Yes - Fragile (1971) 15pts
The Police - Outlandos d'Amour (1978) 14pts
Iggy Pop - Lust for Life (1977) 13pts
Yes - The Yes Album (1971) 12pts
Stevie Wonder - Talking Book (1972) 11pts
David Bowie - Aladdin Sane (1973) 10pts
David Bowie - Low (1977) 9pts
Jethro Tull - Thick As A Brick (1972) 8pts
Talking Heads - More Songs About Buildings And Food (1978) 7pts
Supertramp - Breakfast in America (1979) 6pts
Miles Davis - Bitches Brew (1970) 5pts
Roxy Music - Roxy Music (1972) 4pts
Sly & The Family Stone - There's A Riot Goin' On (1971) 3pts
Brian Eno - Ambient 1: Music For Airports (1978) 2pts
The Allman Brothers Band - Eat a Peach (1972) 1pt

Posted by Mike on Thursday, 07.21.16 @ 19:48pm


Yes - The Yes Album (1971) - 18
Lynyrd Skynyrd - Pronounced Leh-nerd Skin-nerd (1973) - 17

Heart - Dreamboat Annie (1976) - 16

The Allman Brothers Band - Eat a Peach (1972) - 15
Yes - Fragile (1971) - 14

Stevie Wonder - Talking Book (1972) - 13

The Cars - Candy-O (1979) - 12

Miles Davis - Bitches Brew (1970) - 11

Sly & The Family Stone - There's A Riot Goin' On (1971) - 10

Supertramp - Breakfast in America (1979) - 9

David Bowie - Low (1977) - 8

The Police - Outlandos d'Amour (1978) - 7

Roxy Music - Roxy Music (1972) - 6

Talking Heads - More Songs About Buildings And Food (1978) - 5

Jethro Tull - Thick As A Brick (1972) - 4

Brian Eno - Ambient 1: Music For Airports (1978) - 3
Iggy Pop - Lust for Life (1977) - 2

David Bowie - Aladdin Sane (1973) - 1


Posted by Nick on Thursday, 07.21.16 @ 22:34pm


Darren,

I just got home and saw this as almost due-please give me 10 minutes to finish up my list. sorry my life has been crazy busy this week.

Posted by Jennifer on Thursday, 07.21.16 @ 23:01pm


Heart - Dreamboat Annie (1976) 18
Supertramp - Breakfast in America (1979) 17
David Bowie - Aladdin Sane (1973) 16
The Police - Outlandos d'Amour (1978) 15
The Cars - Candy-O (1979) 14
Yes - The Yes Album (1971) 13
The Allman Brothers Band - Eat a Peach (1972) 12
Stevie Wonder - Talking Book (1972) 11
Iggy Pop - Lust for Life (1977) 10
Lynyrd Skynyrd - Pronounced Leh-nerd Skin-nerd (1973) 9
Yes - Fragile (1971) 8
David Bowie - Low (1977) 7
Jethro Tull - Thick As A Brick (1972) 6
Roxy Music - Roxy Music (1972) 5
Brian Eno - Ambient 1: Music For Airports (1978) 4
Miles Davis - Bitches Brew (1970) 3
Sly & The Family Stone - There's A Riot Goin' On (1971) 2
Talking Heads - More Songs About Buildings And Food (1978) 1

Posted by Jennifer on Thursday, 07.21.16 @ 23:10pm


Final Rankings are now closed.

Here are the final results (let me know ASAP if there are any errors):

Stevie Wonder - Talking Book (1972) - 89

Lynyrd Skynyrd - Pronounced Leh-nerd Skin-nerd (1973) - 86 (138 Points In Initial Ranking)
Yes - The Yes Album (1971) - 86 (136 Points In Initial Ranking)
Heart - Dreamboat Annie (1976) - 86 (120 Points In Initial Ranking)

Supertramp - Breakfast in America (1979) - 85
Talking Heads - More Songs About Buildings And Food (1978) - 84
The Allman Brothers Band - Eat a Peach (1972) - 81
The Cars - Candy-O (1979) - 79
The Police - Outlandos d'Amour (1978) - 77

Iggy Pop - Lust for Life (1977) - 76 (85 Points In Initial Ranking)
David Bowie - Aladdin Sane (1973) - 76 (84 Points In Initial Ranking)

Roxy Music - Roxy Music (1972) - 74
Miles Davis - Bitches Brew (1970) - 73
Sly & The Family Stone - There's A Riot Goin' On (1971) - 70
Brian Eno - Ambient 1: Music For Airports (1978) - 66
Yes - Fragile (1971) - 65
David Bowie - Low (1977) - 64
Jethro Tull - Thick As A Brick (1972) - 51


Here are the updated rankings for each group:

Top 100 Overall

1. The Beatles - Sgt. Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band (1967)
2. Pink Floyd - Dark Side of the Moon (1973)
3. The Beach Boys - Pet Sounds (1966)
4. Led Zeppelin - Untitled (Led Zeppelin IV/ZOSO) (1971)
5. Nirvana - Nevermind (1991)
6. Michael Jackson - Thriller (1982)
7. Bob Dylan - Highway 61 Revisited (1965)
8. The Beatles - Revolver [UK] (1966)
9. The Doors - The Doors (1967)
10. The Beatles - Rubber Soul [UK] (1965)
11. The Jimi Hendrix Experience - Are You Experienced (1967)
12. The Clash - London Calling (1979)
13. The Beatles - Abbey Road (1969)
14. David Bowie - The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From Mars (1972)
15. U2 - The Joshua Tree (1987)
16. The Who - Who's Next (1971)
17. Prince & the Revolution - Purple Rain (1984)
18. Fleetwood Mac - Rumours (1977)
19. Marvin Gaye - What's Going On (1971)
20. Radiohead - OK Computer (1997)
21. Guns N' Roses - Appetite For Destruction (1987)
22. Pink Floyd - The Wall (1979)
23. Black Sabbath - Paranoid (1970)
24. Public Enemy - It Takes A Nation Of Millions To Hold Us Back (1988)
25. The Moody Blues - Days of Future Passed (1967)
26. The Beatles - The Beatles (1968)
27. Led Zeppelin - Led Zeppelin II (1969)
28. Bruce Springsteen - Born To Run (1975)
29. The Velvet Underground - The Velvet Underground And Nico (1967)
30. Carole King - Tapestry (1971)
31. The Rolling Stones - Exile On Main St. (1972)
32. Bob Dylan - Blonde On Blonde (1966)
33. Stevie Wonder - Songs in the Key of Life (1976)
34. Pearl Jam - Ten (1991)
35. Pink Floyd - Wish You Were Here (1975)
36. Ramones - Ramones (1976)
37. AC/DC - Back In Black (1980)
38. Bruce Springsteen - Born In The U.S.A. (1984)
39. N.W.A - Straight Outta Compton (1988)
40. R.E.M. - Automatic For The People (1992)
41. Miles Davis - Kind of Blue (1959)
42. Bob Marley & The Wailers - Exodus (1977)
43. U2 - Achtung Baby (1991)
44. Talking Heads - Remain In Light (1980)
45. Smashing Pumpkins - Mellon Collie And The Infinite Sadness (1995)
46. Simon & Garfunkel - Bridge Over Troubled Water (1970)
47. The Rolling Stones - Let it Bleed (1969)
48. Joni Mitchell - Blue (1971)
49. The Rolling Stones - Sticky Fingers (1971)
50. Van Morrison - Moondance (1970)
51. John Lennon - Imagine (1971)
52. The Eagles - Hotel California (1976)
53. Nine Inch Nails - The Downward Spiral (1994)
54. Kanye West - My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy (2010)
55. Curtis Mayfield - Superfly (1972)
56. Stevie Wonder - Innervisions (1973)
57. Kraftwerk - Autobahn (1974)
58. Johnny Cash - Johnny Cash At Folsom Prison (1968)
59. Bob Dylan - The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan (1963)
60. David Bowie - Hunky Dory (1971)
61. James Brown - Live At The Apollo (1963)
62. The Band - Music From Big Pink (1968)
63. Van Morrison - Astral Weeks (1968)
64. Metallica - Master of Puppets (1986)
65. T. Rex - Electric Warrior (1971)
66. The Doors - L.A. Woman (1971)
67. Peter Gabriel - So (1986)
68. Led Zeppelin - Physical Graffiti (1975)
69. George Harrison - All Things Must Pass (1970)
70. Led Zeppelin - Led Zeppelin (1969)
71. The Who - Tommy (1969)
72. Metallica - Metallica (The Black Album) (1991)
73. Neil Young - Harvest (1972)
74. Elton John - Goodbye Yellow Brick Road (1973)
75. Arcade Fire - The Suburbs (2010)
76. Bee Gees & Various Artists - Saturday Night Fever: The Original Movie Sound Track (1977)
77. Beastie Boys - Licensed To Ill (1986)
78. R.E.M. - Document (1987)
79. Red Hot Chili Peppers - Blood Sugar Sex Magik (1991)
80. Dr. Dre - The Chronic (1992)
81. The Zombies - Odessey And Oracle (1968)
82. The Smiths - The Queen is Dead (1986)
83. Cream - Disraeli Gears (1967)
84. Alanis Morissette - Jagged Little Pill (1995)
85. Creedence Clearwater Revival - Cosmo's Factory (1970)
86. Queen - A Night At The Opera (1975)
87. Green Day - American Idiot (2004)
88. Sly & The Family Stone - Stand! (1969)
89. Beck - Odelay (1996)
90. Tom Petty - Full Moon Fever (1989)
91. Oasis - (What's The Story) Morning Glory? (1995)
92. Prince & the Revolution - 1999 (1982)
93. Green Day - Dookie (1994)
94. Aretha Franklin - I Never Loved A Man The Way I Love You (1967)
95. Pearl Jam - Vs. (1993)
96. Smashing Pumpkins - Siamese Dream (1993)
97. Buddy Holly & The Crickets - The "Chirping" Crickets (1957)
98. The Rolling Stones - Beggars Banquet (1968)
99. Aerosmith - Toys In The Attic (1975)
100. Adele - 21 (2011)


Pre-1970

1. The Beatles - Sgt. Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band (1967)
2. The Beach Boys - Pet Sounds (1966)
3. Bob Dylan - Highway 61 Revisited (1965)
4. The Beatles - Revolver [UK] (1966)
5. The Doors - The Doors (1967)
6. The Beatles - Rubber Soul [UK] (1965)
7. The Jimi Hendrix Experience - Are You Experienced (1967)
8. The Beatles - Abbey Road (1969)
9. The Moody Blues - Days of Future Passed (1967)
10. The Beatles - The Beatles (1968)
11. Led Zeppelin - Led Zeppelin II (1969)
12. The Velvet Underground - The Velvet Underground And Nico (1967)
13. Bob Dylan - Blonde On Blonde (1966)
14. Miles Davis - Kind of Blue (1959)
15. The Rolling Stones - Let it Bleed (1969)
16. Johnny Cash - Johnny Cash At Folsom Prison (1968)
17. Bob Dylan - The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan (1963)
18. James Brown - Live At The Apollo (1963)
19. The Band - Music From Big Pink (1968)
20. Van Morrison - Astral Weeks (1968)
21. Led Zeppelin - Led Zeppelin (1969)
22. The Who - Tommy (1969)
23. The Zombies - Odessey And Oracle (1968)
24. Cream - Disraeli Gears (1967)
25. Sly & The Family Stone - Stand! (1969)
26. Aretha Franklin - I Never Loved A Man The Way I Love You (1967)
27. Buddy Holly & The Crickets - The "Chirping" Crickets (1957)
28. The Rolling Stones - Beggars Banquet (1968)
29. Jefferson Airplane - Surrealistic Pillow (1967)
30. Ray Charles - Modern Sounds in Country and Western Music (1962)
31. MC5 - Kick Out The Jams (1969)
32. The Doors - Strange Days (1967)
33. Bob Dylan - Bringing It All Back Home (1965)
34. Crosby, Stills & Nash - Crosby, Stills & Nash (1969)
35. Elvis Presley - Elvis Presley (1956)
36. The Jimi Hendrix Experience - Electric Ladyland (1968)
37. Love - Forever Changes (1967)
38. Bob Dylan - The Times They Are a-Changin' (1964)
39. Santana - Santana (1969)
40. The Kinks - The Kinks Are The Village Green Preservation Society (1968)
41. The Mothers of Invention - Freak Out! (1966)
42. King Crimson - In the Court of the Crimson King (1969)
43. The Beatles - A Hard Day's Night [UK] (1964)
44. Simon & Garfunkel - Bookends (1968)
45. The Beatles - Help! [UK] (1965)
46. Dusty Springfield - Dusty in Memphis (1969)
47 (tie). Big Brother and the Holding Company - Cheap Thrills (1968)
47 (tie). Creedence Clearwater Revival - Green River (1969)
49. Creedence Clearwater Revival - Willy and the Poor Boys (1969)
50. The Doors - Waiting For The Sun (1968)
51. The Stooges - The Stooges (1969)
52. Neil Young & Crazy Horse - Everybody Knows This is Nowhere (1969)
53. Otis Redding - Otis Blue: Otis Redding Sings Soul (1965)
54. Bo Diddley - Bo Diddley (1958)
55. The Flying Burrito Brothers - The Gilded Palace Of Sin (1969)
56. Simon & Garfunkel - Parsley, Sage, Rosemary, And Thyme (1966)
57. Etta James - At Last! (1961)
58. Aretha Franklin - Aretha: Lady Soul (1968)
59. Muddy Waters - At Newport 1960 (1960)
60. Chicago - Chicago Transit Authority (1969)
61. Chuck Berry - Is On Top (1959)
62. Peter, Paul and Mary - Peter, Paul and Mary (1962)
63. The Beatles - Magical Mystery Tour [US] (1967)
64. The Who - The Who Sell Out (1967)
65. The Byrds - Mr. Tambourine Man (1965)
66. The Beatles - Please Please Me (1963)
67. The Who - My Generation [UK] (1965)
68. Frank Sinatra - In The Wee Small Hours (1955)
69. The Byrds - Sweetheart Of The Rodeo (1968)
70. Little Richard - Here's Little Richard (1957)
71. Albert King - Born Under a Bad Sign (1967)
72. Procol Harum - Procol Harum (1967)
73. Cream - Fresh Cream (1966)
74. Buffalo Springfield - Buffalo Springfield Again (1967)
75. The Kinks - Something Else By The Kinks (1967)
76. The Velvet Underground - The Velvet Underground (1969)
77. John Coltrane - A Love Supreme (1965)
78. Traffic - Mr. Fantasy (1967)
79. Cream - Wheels Of Fire (1968)
80. Grateful Dead - Live/Dead (1969)
81. The Byrds - Younger Than Yesterday (1967)
82. The Jimi Hendrix Experience - Axis: Bold As Love (1967)
83. Frank Zappa And The Mothers Of Invention - Hot Rats (1969)
84. Howlin' Wolf - Howlin' Wolf (The Rockin' Chair Album) (1962)
85. The Beatles - With The Beatles (1963)
86. The Meters - Look-Ka Py Py (1969)
87. The Mamas And The Papas - If You Can Believe Your Eyes And Ears (1966)
88. John Coltrane - Giant Steps (1960)
89. Booker T. & The M.G.'s - Green Onions (1962)
90. The Band - The Band (1969)
91. Leonard Cohen - Songs Of Leonard Cohen (1967)
92. The Kinks - Arthur (Or the Decline and Fall of the British Empire) (1969)
93. Dick Dale and His Del-Tones - Surfer's Choice (1962)
94. Robert Johnson - King of the Delta Blues Singers (1961)
95. The Paul Butterfield Blues Band - East-West (1966)
96. The Supremes - Where Did Our Love Go (1964)
97. Ray Charles - Ray Charles (1957)
98. Ornette Coleman - The Shape of Jazz To Come (1959)
99. Dave Brubeck - Time Out (1959)
100. Silver Apples - Silver Apples (1968)
101. Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band - Trout Mask Replica (1969)


1970s

1. Pink Floyd - Dark Side of the Moon (1973)
2. Led Zeppelin - Untitled (Led Zeppelin IV/ZOSO) (1971)
3. The Clash - London Calling (1979)
4. David Bowie - The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From Mars (1972)
5. The Who - Who's Next (1971)
6. Fleetwood Mac - Rumours (1977)
7. Marvin Gaye - What's Going On (1971)
8. Pink Floyd - The Wall (1979)
9. Black Sabbath - Paranoid (1970)
10. Bruce Springsteen - Born To Run (1975)
11. Carole King - Tapestry (1971)
12. The Rolling Stones - Exile On Main St. (1972)
13. Stevie Wonder - Songs in the Key of Life (1976)
14. Pink Floyd - Wish You Were Here (1975)
15. Ramones - Ramones (1976)
16. Bob Marley & The Wailers - Exodus (1977)
17. Simon & Garfunkel - Bridge Over Troubled Water (1970)
18. Joni Mitchell - Blue (1971)
19. The Rolling Stones - Sticky Fingers (1971)
20. Van Morrison - Moondance (1970)
21. John Lennon - Imagine (1971)
22. The Eagles - Hotel California (1976)
23. Curtis Mayfield - Superfly (1972)
24. Stevie Wonder - Innervisions (1973)
25. Kraftwerk - Autobahn (1974)
26. David Bowie - Hunky Dory (1971)
27. T. Rex - Electric Warrior (1971)
28. The Doors - L.A. Woman (1971)
29. Led Zeppelin - Physical Graffiti (1975)
30. George Harrison - All Things Must Pass (1970)
31. Neil Young - Harvest (1972)
32. Elton John - Goodbye Yellow Brick Road (1973)
33. Bee Gees & Various Artists - Saturday Night Fever: The Original Movie Sound Track (1977)
34. Creedence Clearwater Revival - Cosmo's Factory (1970)
35. Queen - A Night At The Opera (1975)
36. Aerosmith - Toys In The Attic (1975)
37. Deep Purple - Machine Head (1972)
38. Boston - Boston (1976)
39. Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young - Deja Vu (1970)
40. Billy Joel - The Stranger (1977)
41. Derek & The Dominos - Layla & Other Assorted Love Songs (1970)
42. Sex Pistols - Never Mind The Bollocks, Here's The Sex Pistols (1977)
43. Neil Young - After the Gold Rush (1970)
44. Black Sabbath - Black Sabbath (1970)
45. Michael Jackson - Off the Wall (1979)
46. Jethro Tull - Aqualung (1971)
47. Kraftwerk - Trans-Europe Express (1977)
48. The Clash - The Clash [US] (1977)
49. AC/DC - Highway to Hell (1979)
50. John Lennon - John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band (1970)
51. The Cars - The Cars (1978)
52. Cheap Trick - Cheap Trick At Budokan (1978)
53. Paul McCartney & Wings - Band on the Run (1973)
54. The Who - Quadrophenia (1973)
55. Lou Reed - Transformer (1972)
56. Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers - Damn the Torpedoes (1979)
57. Blondie - Parallel Lines (1978)
58. Led Zeppelin - Houses of the Holy (1973)
59. Steely Dan - Aja (1977)
60. Patti Smith - Horses (1975)
61. Alice Cooper - Billion Dollar Babies (1973)
62. The Allman Brothers Band - At Fillmore East (1971)
63. Van Halen - Van Halen (1978)
64. James Taylor - Sweet Baby James (1970)
65. Janis Joplin - Pearl (1971)
66. Elvis Costello - My Aim Is True (1977)
67. Bruce Springsteen - Darkness on the Edge of Town (1978)
68. Santana - Abraxas (1970)
69. New York Dolls - New York Dolls (1973)
70. Bob Dylan - Blood On The Tracks (1975)
71. Big Star - #1 Record (1972)
72. Steve Miller Band - Fly Like An Eagle (1976)
73. Meat Loaf - Bat Out Of Hell (1977)
74. The Beatles - Let It Be (1970)
75. The Eagles - Eagles (1972)
76. The Doors - Morrison Hotel (1970)
77. Warren Zevon - Excitable Boy (1978)
78. Peter Frampton - Frampton Comes Alive! (1976)
79. Rush - 2112 (1976)
80. Cat Stevens - Tea For The Tillerman (1970)
81. Devo - Q: Are We Not Men? A: We Are Devo! (1978)
82. Chicago - Chicago (II) (1970)
83. Stevie Wonder - Talking Book (1972)
84. Lynyrd Skynyrd - Pronounced Leh-nerd Skin-nerd (1973)
85. Yes - The Yes Album (1971)
86. Heart - Dreamboat Annie (1976)
87. Supertramp - Breakfast in America (1979)
88. Talking Heads - More Songs About Buildings And Food (1978)
89. The Allman Brothers Band - Eat a Peach (1972)
90. The Cars - Candy-O (1979)
91. The Police - Outlandos d'Amour (1978)
92. Iggy Pop - Lust for Life (1977)
93. David Bowie - Aladdin Sane (1973)
94. Roxy Music - Roxy Music (1972)
95. Miles Davis - Bitches Brew (1970)
96. Sly & The Family Stone - There's A Riot Goin' On (1971)
97. Brian Eno - Ambient 1: Music For Airports (1978)
98. Yes - Fragile (1971)
99. David Bowie - Low (1977)
100. Jethro Tull - Thick As A Brick (1972)


1980s

1. Michael Jackson - Thriller (1982)
2. U2 - The Joshua Tree (1987)
3. Prince & the Revolution - Purple Rain (1984)
4. Guns N' Roses - Appetite For Destruction (1987)
5. Public Enemy - It Takes A Nation Of Millions To Hold Us Back (1988)
6. AC/DC - Back In Black (1980)
7. Bruce Springsteen - Born In The U.S.A. (1984)
8. N.W.A - Straight Outta Compton (1988)
9. Talking Heads - Remain In Light (1980)
10. Metallica - Master of Puppets (1986)
11. Peter Gabriel - So (1986)
12. Beastie Boys - Licensed To Ill (1986)
13. R.E.M. - Document (1987)
14. The Smiths - The Queen is Dead (1986)
15. Tom Petty - Full Moon Fever (1989)
16. Prince & the Revolution - 1999 (1982)


1990s

1. Nirvana - Nevermind (1991)
2. Radiohead - OK Computer (1997)
3. Pearl Jam - Ten (1991)
4. R.E.M. - Automatic For The People (1992)
5. U2 - Achtung Baby (1991)
6. Smashing Pumpkins - Mellon Collie And The Infinite Sadness (1995)
7. Nine Inch Nails - The Downward Spiral (1994)
8. Metallica - Metallica (The Black Album) (1991)
9. Red Hot Chili Peppers - Blood Sugar Sex Magik (1991)
10. Dr. Dre - The Chronic (1992)
11. Alanis Morissette - Jagged Little Pill (1995)
12. Beck - Odelay (1996)
13. Oasis - (What's The Story) Morning Glory? (1995)
14. Green Day - Dookie (1994)
15. Pearl Jam - Vs. (1993)
16. Smashing Pumpkins - Siamese Dream (1993)


2000-2015

1. Kanye West - My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy (2010)
2. Arcade Fire - The Suburbs (2010)
3. Green Day - American Idiot (2004)
4. Adele - 21 (2011)


Rankings for the 1970s group are now concluded. I will try to post the information for Round 1 of rankings for the 1980s group tomorrow morning or afternoon.

Posted by Darren on Friday, 07.22.16 @ 02:15am


Nominations for Round 1 of the 1980s Group Rankings are now open.

Here is the list of qualified albums that haven't been ranked yet:

Bad Brains - Bad Brains (1982)
Bauhaus - In The Flat Field (1980)
Bauhaus - Mask (1981)
Beastie Boys - Paul's Boutique (1989)
Billy Idol - Rebel Yell (1983)
Black Flag - Damaged (1981)
Bon Jovi - Slippery When Wet (1986)
Bonnie Raitt - Nick of Time (1989)
Bruce Springsteen - Nebraska (1982)
Bruce Springsteen - The River (1980)
Cocteau Twins - Head Over Heels (1983)
Cyndi Lauper - She's So Unusual (1983)
David Bowie - Let's Dance (1983)
De La Soul - 3 Feet High and Rising (1989)
Dead Kennedys - Fresh Fruit For Rotting Vegetables (1980)
Def Leppard - Pyromania (1983)
Depeche Mode - Music For The Masses (1987)
Devo - Freedom Of Choice (1980)
Dire Straits - Brothers in Arms (1985)
Duran Duran - Rio (1982)
Echo & the Bunnymen - Echo & the Bunnymen (1987)
Einstürzende Neubauten - Zeichnungen des Patienten O.T. (1983)
Eric B. & Rakim - Paid In Full (1987)
Eric B. and Rakim - Follow the Leader (1988)
Eurythmics - Touch (1984)
Faith No More - The Real Thing (1989)
Foreigner - 4 (1981)
Fugazi - Fugazi (1988)
Genesis - Invisible Touch (1986)
George Michael - Faith (1987)
Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five - The Message (1982)
Hall & Oates - Private Eyes (1981)
Hüsker Dü - New Day Rising (1985)
Hüsker Dü - Zen Arcade (1984)
INXS - Kick (1987)
Iron Maiden - The Number of the Beast (1982)
Jane's Addiction - Nothing's Shocking (1988)
Janet Jackson - Control (1986)
Janet Jackson - Rhythm Nation 1814 (1989)
John "Cougar" Mellencamp - American Fool (1982)
John Lennon & Yoko Ono - Double Fantasy (1980)
John Mellencamp - Scarecrow (1985)
Joy Division - Closer (1980)
Judas Priest - British Steel (1980)
Kate Bush - Hounds of Love (1985)
Kate Bush - The Dreaming (1982)
Kraftwerk - Computer World (1981)
Living Colour - Vivid (1988)
LL Cool J - Radio (1985)
Los Lobos - How Will the Wolf Survive? (1984)
Madonna - Like A Prayer (1989)
Madonna - Like A Virgin (1984)
Megadeth - Peace Sells... But Who's Buying? (1986)
Metallica - ...And Justice For All (1988)
Metallica - Ride the Lightning (1984)
Michael Jackson - Bad (1987)
Minor Threat - Minor Threat (1981)
Minutemen - Double Nickels on the Dime (1984)
Motörhead - Ace Of Spades (1980)
New Order - Power, Corruption & Lies (1983)
Nine Inch Nails - Pretty Hate Machine (1989)
Nirvana - Bleach (1989)
Ozzy Osbourne - Blizzard Of Ozz (1980)
Paul Simon - Graceland (1986)
Peter Gabriel - Gabriel (III) (Melt) (1980)
Phil Collins - No Jacket Required (1985)
Pixies - Doolittle (1989)
Pixies - Surfer Rosa (1988)
Prince - Sign O' The Times (1987)
Public Enemy - Yo! Bum Rush The Show (1987)
Queen Latifah - All Hail the Queen (1989)
Queensrÿche - Operation: Mindcrime (1988)
R.E.M. - Green (1988)
R.E.M. - Murmur (1983)
REO Speedwagon - Hi Infidelity (1980)
Roxy Music - Avalon (1981)
Run D.M.C. - Raising Hell (1986)
Run-D.M.C. - Run-D.M.C. (1984)
Rush - Moving Pictures (1981)
Slayer - Reign In Blood (1986)
Sonic Youth - Daydream Nation (1988)
Steve Winwood - Back In The High Life (1986)
Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble - Texas Flood (1983)
Talking Heads - Speaking in Tongues (1983)
Talking Heads - Stop Making Sense (1984)
Tears For Fears - Songs From The Big Chair (1985)
The B-52's - Cosmic Thing (1989)
The Cars - Heartbeat City (1984)
The Clash - Combat Rock (1982)
The Clash - Sandinista! (1980)
The Cure - Disintegration (1989)
The Cure - Kiss Me Kiss Me Kiss Me (1987)
The Fall - This Nation's Saving Grace (1985)
The Go-Go's - Beauty And The Beat (1982)
The Human League - Dare (1981)
The Jesus & Mary Chain - Psychocandy (1985)
The Pogues - If I Should Fall From Grace With God (1988)
The Police - Ghost in the Machine (1981)
The Police - Synchronicity (1983)
The Police - Zenyatta Mondatta (1980)
The Pretenders - Pretenders (1980)
The Replacements - Let It Be (1984)
The Replacements - Tim (1985)
The Rolling Stones - Tattoo You (1981)
The Smiths - Meat Is Murder (1985)
The Stone Roses - The Stone Roses (1989)
Tom Waits - Rain Dogs (1985)
Tracy Chapman - Tracy Chapman (1989)
U2 - War (1983)
Van Halen - 1984 (1984)
Violent Femmes - Violent Femmes (1983)
Whitney Houston - Whitney Houston (1985)
X - Los Angeles (1980)
Yes - 90125 (1983)
ZZ Top - Eliminator (1983)


Each voter (including new voters to the project, who are welcome to join at any time) can nominate as many as 50 qualified albums (a minimum of 35 nominations is required for this round for your ballot to be counted) that haven't been ranked yet (listed below). Voters must have at least 20 current nominations (or explain that they didn't think any other albums were worthy of nomination) for their nominations to be counted.

Since this is the first round of rankings for this group, there will be 5 days of nominations.

Nominations will end at 10 PM Central on Thursday the 28th.

Posted by Darren on Sunday, 07.24.16 @ 01:30am


I look forward to nominating, but before I do:

I'm a lot less doctrinaire about the 1980s, and also less sure of my own judgment. If any of you want to make a short case for any of these albums, I'd be happy to take it under consideration!

Posted by AlexVoltaire on Sunday, 07.24.16 @ 08:18am


AlexVoltaire (Pope Charming ?) :

The only album that really stands out for me from that list is Paul Simon - Graceland (1986) because it was one of the most successful musical experiments of all time. Even Rolling Stone ranks it #71 of the 500 greatest albums of all time.


What I don't understand is if this is Round 1 of the 1980s Group Rankings then why are some 80s albums already ranked??

Posted by joker on Sunday, 07.24.16 @ 21:58pm


Darren,

Are newly inducted albums like Steve Nicks' Belladonna not being included into consideration for the the 1980s vote? I do not see it in the list. I think newly inducted albums Should Definitely Be Included for Voter Consideration.

Posted by Jennifer on Monday, 07.25.16 @ 08:44am


Bad Brains - Bad Brains (1982)
Bauhaus - In The Flat Field (1980)
Beastie Boys - Paul's Boutique (1989)
Billy Idol - Rebel Yell (1983)
Black Flag - Damaged (1981)

Bruce Springsteen - Nebraska (1982)
Cocteau Twins - Head Over Heels (1983)
David Bowie - Let's Dance (1983)
De La Soul - 3 Feet High and Rising (1989)
Dead Kennedys - Fresh Fruit For Rotting Vegetables (1980)

Depeche Mode - Music For The Masses (1987)
Devo - Freedom Of Choice (1980)
Duran Duran - Rio (1982)
Echo & the Bunnymen - Echo & the Bunnymen (1987)
Einstürzende Neubauten - Zeichnungen des Patienten O.T. (1983)

Eric B. & Rakim - Paid In Full (1987)
Eurythmics - Touch (1984)
George Michael - Faith (1987)
Hüsker Dü - Zen Arcade (1984)
Iron Maiden - The Number of the Beast (1982)

Joy Division - Closer (1980)
Kate Bush - Hounds of Love (1985)
Los Lobos - How Will the Wolf Survive? (1984)
Madonna - Like A Virgin (1984)
Metallica - Ride the Lightning (1984)

Minor Threat - Minor Threat (1981)
Minutemen - Double Nickels on the Dime (1984)
Motörhead - Ace Of Spades (1980)
New Order - Power, Corruption & Lies (1983)
Nine Inch Nails - Pretty Hate Machine (1989)

Nirvana - Bleach (1989)
Ozzy Osbourne - Blizzard Of Ozz (1980)
Peter Gabriel - Gabriel (III) (Melt) (1980)
Prince - Sign O' The Times (1987)
Public Enemy - Yo! Bum Rush The Show (1987)

Queensrÿche - Operation: Mindcrime (1988)
R.E.M. - Murmur (1983)
Roxy Music - Avalon (1981)
Slayer - Reign In Blood (1986)
Sonic Youth - Daydream Nation (1988)

Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble - Texas Flood (1983)
Tears For Fears - Songs From The Big Chair (1985)
The Clash - Sandinista! (1980)
The Cure - Disintegration (1989)
The Fall - This Nation's Saving Grace (1985)

The Jesus & Mary Chain - Psychocandy (1985)
The Pogues - If I Should Fall From Grace With God (1988)
The Smiths - Meat Is Murder (1985)
The Stone Roses - The Stone Roses (1989)
Tom Waits - Rain Dogs (1985)

Posted by DarinRG on Monday, 07.25.16 @ 20:50pm


Hi Joker...80s albums that made our overall top 100 are already ranked, so the first album that made that master list is #1, the second is #2, and so on.

I realize I'm not using all 50 nominees, but here goes:

Bad Brains - Bad Brains (1982)
Bon Jovi - Slippery When Wet (1986)
Bonnie Raitt - Nick of Time (1989)
Bruce Springsteen - Nebraska (1982)
Bruce Springsteen - The River (1980)
Cyndi Lauper - She's So Unusual (1983)
De La Soul - 3 Feet High and Rising (1989)
Dead Kennedys - Fresh Fruit For Rotting Vegetables (1980)
Depeche Mode - Music For The Masses (1987)
Dire Straits - Brothers in Arms (1985)
Duran Duran - Rio (1982)
Einstürzende Neubauten - Zeichnungen des Patienten O.T. (1983)
Eric B. & Rakim - Paid In Full (1987)
Eurythmics - Touch (1984)
Hall & Oates - Private Eyes (1981)
Hüsker Dü - Zen Arcade (1984)
Iron Maiden - The Number of the Beast (1982)
Janet Jackson - Control (1986)
Janet Jackson - Rhythm Nation 1814 (1989)
Kate Bush - Hounds of Love (1985)
Los Lobos - How Will the Wolf Survive? (1984)
Madonna - Like A Prayer (1989)
Metallica - ...And Justice For All (1988)
Michael Jackson - Bad (1987)
Motörhead - Ace Of Spades (1980)
Ozzy Osbourne - Blizzard Of Ozz (1980)
Paul Simon - Graceland (1986)
Phil Collins - No Jacket Required (1985)
Pixies - Doolittle (1989)
Pixies - Surfer Rosa (1988)
Prince - Sign O' The Times (1987)
Public Enemy - Yo! Bum Rush The Show (1987)
Run D.M.C. - Raising Hell (1986)
Sonic Youth - Daydream Nation (1988)
Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble - Texas Flood (1983)
The Cars - Heartbeat City (1984)
The Clash - Sandinista! (1980)
The Cure - Kiss Me Kiss Me Kiss Me (1987)
The Pogues - If I Should Fall From Grace With God (1988)
The Police - Ghost in the Machine (1981)
The Police - Synchronicity (1983)
The Replacements - Let It Be (1984)
The Smiths - Meat Is Murder (1985)
Violent Femmes - Violent Femmes (1983)
Whitney Houston - Whitney Houston (1985)
X - Los Angeles (1980)

Posted by AlexVoltaire on Monday, 07.25.16 @ 22:06pm


Tougher to narrow down than I originally thought it would be but here goes nothing...

Beastie Boys - Paul's Boutique (1989)
Billy Idol - Rebel Yell (1983)
Bon Jovi - Slippery When Wet (1986)
Bonnie Raitt - Nick of Time (1989)
Bruce Springsteen - The River (1980)
David Bowie - Let's Dance (1983)
De La Soul - 3 Feet High and Rising (1989)
Depeche Mode - Music For The Masses (1987)
Dire Straits - Brothers in Arms (1985)
Duran Duran - Rio (1982)
Eric B. & Rakim - Paid In Full (1987)
Foreigner - 4 (1981)
Fugazi - Fugazi (1988)
George Michael - Faith (1987)
INXS - Kick (1987)
Janet Jackson - Control (1986)
John Mellencamp - Scarecrow (1985)
Judas Priest - British Steel (1980)
Kate Bush - Hounds of Love (1985)
LL Cool J - Radio (1985)
Los Lobos - How Will the Wolf Survive? (1984)
Metallica - ...And Justice For All (1988)
Michael Jackson - Bad (1987)
Motörhead - Ace Of Spades (1980)
New Order - Power, Corruption & Lies (1983)
Ozzy Osbourne - Blizzard Of Ozz (1980)
Paul Simon - Graceland (1986)
Prince - Sign O' The Times (1987)
R.E.M. - Murmur (1983)
Run D.M.C. - Raising Hell (1986)
Sonic Youth - Daydream Nation (1988)
Steve Winwood - Back In The High Life (1986)
Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble - Texas Flood (1983)
Talking Heads - Speaking in Tongues (1983)
The Clash - Combat Rock (1982)
The Cure - Disintegration (1989)
The Police - Synchronicity (1983)
The Pretenders - Pretenders (1980)
The Replacements - Let It Be (1984)
The Rolling Stones - Tattoo You (1981)
The Smiths - Meat Is Murder (1985)
Tom Waits - Rain Dogs (1985)
U2 - War (1983)
Van Halen - 1984 (1984)
Whitney Houston - Whitney Houston (1985)
Yes - 90125 (1983)
ZZ Top - Eliminator (1983)

Top Ten Priorities For Consideration in No Particular Order (also for Alex)-
1. Eric B. & Rakim - Paid In Full (1987) - Besides ‘It Takes a Nation of Millions…” and “Straight Outta Compton,” “Paid in Full is arguably the best hip-hop album of the 1980s, perhaps even of all-time.
2. Janet Jackson - Rhythm Nation 1814 (1989) - Although she had success with “Control,” “Rhythm Nation 1814” made Janet a superstar and spawned no more than half-dozen hit singles, all of which are still recognizable to this very day. Should’ve made the top 100 overall list.
3. Nine Inch Nails - Pretty Hate Machine (1989) - Trent Reznor’s debut brought industrial music to the mainstream and showcased his musical creativity, ultimately becoming one of the biggest rock acts of the 1990s and onward.
4. Paul Simon - Graceland (1986) - Perhaps the biggest omission from our top 100 list from the 1980s era. A great comeback album from Simon who brought African musical styles and traditions to the masses.
5. Prince - Sign O' The Times (1987) - One of my all-time favorite Prince albums from an artist at the apex of his musical genius in the late 80s.
6. R.E.M. - Murmur (1983) - A great early example of college rock/alternative rock and the album garnering R.E.M. considerable attention from critics and fans alike.
7. The Pretenders - Pretenders (1980) - One of the best debut albums ever that positioned Hynde as one of the great front women in rock music.
8. The Replacements - Let It Be (1984) - A great post-punk album showcasing the musical talents and chops of The Replacements, one of the unsung rock heroes of the decade.
9. Tom Waits - Rain Dogs (1985) - A fanatically underrated album from one of the most interesting (aka polarizing) musicians of our time.
10. U2 - War (1983) - U2’s first great album right before ’The Joshua Tree’ and their first overly politically conscious effort. A glimpse of brilliance that would later propel them to superstardom.

Posted by Nick on Tuesday, 07.26.16 @ 11:17am


When I created the list for my ‘top ten priorities,’ I must’ve dragged some names and copy-and-pasted others. Somehow I forget two of my ‘priorities’ that I would like to add to my initial top 50:

Janet Jackson - Rhythm Nation 1814 (1989)
Nine Inch Nails - Pretty Hate Machine (1989)

In addition, I have 1 spot left open after that so I’ll add Madonna - Like a Prayer (1989).

I’ll post my initial 50 nominees again to avoid confusion so use this list instead Darren -

Beastie Boys - Paul's Boutique (1989)
Billy Idol - Rebel Yell (1983)
Bon Jovi - Slippery When Wet (1986)
Bonnie Raitt - Nick of Time (1989)
Bruce Springsteen - The River (1980)
David Bowie - Let's Dance (1983)
De La Soul - 3 Feet High and Rising (1989)
Depeche Mode - Music For The Masses (1987)
Dire Straits - Brothers in Arms (1985)
Duran Duran - Rio (1982)
Eric B. & Rakim - Paid In Full (1987)
Foreigner - 4 (1981)
Fugazi - Fugazi (1988)
George Michael - Faith (1987)
INXS - Kick (1987)
Janet Jackson - Control (1986)
Janet Jackson - Rhythm Nation 1814 (1989)
John Mellencamp - Scarecrow (1985)
Judas Priest - British Steel (1980)
Kate Bush - Hounds of Love (1985)
LL Cool J - Radio (1985)
Los Lobos - How Will the Wolf Survive? (1984)
Madonna - Like a Prayer (1989)
Metallica - ...And Justice For All (1988)
Michael Jackson - Bad (1987)
Motörhead - Ace Of Spades (1980)
New Order - Power, Corruption & Lies (1983)
Nine Inch Nails - Pretty Hate Machine (1989)
Ozzy Osbourne - Blizzard Of Ozz (1980)
Paul Simon - Graceland (1986)
Prince - Sign O' The Times (1987)
R.E.M. - Murmur (1983)
Run D.M.C. - Raising Hell (1986)
Sonic Youth - Daydream Nation (1988)
Steve Winwood - Back In The High Life (1986)
Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble - Texas Flood (1983)
Talking Heads - Speaking in Tongues (1983)
The Clash - Combat Rock (1982)
The Cure - Disintegration (1989)
The Police - Synchronicity (1983)
The Pretenders - Pretenders (1980)
The Replacements - Let It Be (1984)
The Rolling Stones - Tattoo You (1981)
The Smiths - Meat Is Murder (1985)
Tom Waits - Rain Dogs (1985)
U2 - War (1983)
Van Halen - 1984 (1984)
Whitney Houston - Whitney Houston (1985)
Yes - 90125 (1983)
ZZ Top - Eliminator (1983)

Posted by Nick on Tuesday, 07.26.16 @ 11:51am


Bad Brains - Bad Brains (1982)
Beastie Boys - Paul's Boutique (1989)
Billy Idol - Rebel Yell (1983)
Black Flag - Damaged (1981)
Bon Jovi - Slippery When Wet (1986)
Dead Kennedys - Fresh Fruit For Rotting Vegetables (1980)
Def Leppard - Pyromania (1983)
Devo - Freedom Of Choice (1980)
Dire Straits - Brothers in Arms (1985)
Duran Duran - Rio (1982)
Faith No More - The Real Thing (1989)
Foreigner - 4 (1981)
INXS - Kick (1987)
Iron Maiden - The Number of the Beast (1982)
Jane's Addiction - Nothing's Shocking (1988)
John Mellencamp - Scarecrow (1985)
Judas Priest - British Steel (1980)
Living Colour - Vivid (1988)
Megadeth - Peace Sells... But Who's Buying? (1986)
Metallica - ...And Justice For All (1988)
Metallica - Ride the Lightning (1984)
Michael Jackson - Bad (1987)
Motörhead - Ace Of Spades (1980)
Nirvana - Bleach (1989)
Ozzy Osbourne - Blizzard Of Ozz (1980)
Queensrÿche - Operation: Mindcrime (1988)
R.E.M. - Green (1988)
R.E.M. - Murmur (1983)
Rush - Moving Pictures (1981)
Slayer - Reign In Blood (1986)
Sonic Youth - Daydream Nation (1988)
Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble - Texas Flood (1983)
The Cars - Heartbeat City (1984)
The Clash - Combat Rock (1982)
The Clash - Sandinista! (1980)
The Cure - Kiss Me Kiss Me Kiss Me (1987)
The Rolling Stones - Tattoo You (1981)
The Smiths - Meat Is Murder (1985)
The Stone Roses - The Stone Roses (1989)
U2 - War (1983)
Van Halen - 1984 (1984)
X - Los Angeles (1980)
Yes - 90125 (1983)
ZZ Top - Eliminator (1983)

Posted by Mike on Tuesday, 07.26.16 @ 18:01pm


I'll add to the mix a quick thirty-six:



Billy Idol - Rebel Yell (1983)
Bonnie Raitt - Nick of Time (1989)
Bruce Springsteen - Nebraska (1982)
Bruce Springsteen - The River (1980)
Cyndi Lauper - She's So Unusual (1983)
David Bowie - Let's Dance (1983)
Dire Straits - Brothers in Arms (1985)
Duran Duran - Rio (1982)
Einstürzende Neubauten - Zeichnungen des Patienten O.T. (1983)
Eric B. & Rakim - Paid In Full (1987)
Hüsker Dü - Zen Arcade (1984)
INXS - Kick (1987)
John Lennon & Yoko Ono - Double Fantasy (1980)
John Mellencamp - Scarecrow (1985)
Kraftwerk - Computer World (1981)
Living Colour - Vivid (1988)
Minor Threat - Minor Threat (1981)
Nine Inch Nails - Pretty Hate Machine (1989)
Ozzy Osbourne - Blizzard Of Ozz (1980)
Paul Simon - Graceland (1986)
Phil Collins - No Jacket Required (1985)
R.E.M. - Green (1988)
R.E.M. - Murmur (1983)
Roxy Music - Avalon (1981)
Rush - Moving Pictures (1981)
Steve Winwood - Back In The High Life (1986)
Talking Heads - Speaking in Tongues (1983)
The Clash - Combat Rock (1982)
The Human League - Dare (1981)
The Pogues - If I Should Fall From Grace With God (1988)
The Police - Ghost in the Machine (1981)
The Police - Zenyatta Mondatta (1980)
The Replacements - Let It Be (1984)
Tom Waits - Rain Dogs (1985)
U2 - War (1983)
X - Los Angeles (1980)

Posted by joker on Tuesday, 07.26.16 @ 21:41pm


My nominations:

Beastie Boys - Paul's Boutique (1989)
Black Flag - Damaged (1981)
Bonnie Raitt - Nick of Time (1989)
Bruce Springsteen - Nebraska (1982)
Bruce Springsteen - The River (1980)
David Bowie - Let's Dance (1983)
Devo - Freedom Of Choice (1980)
Dire Straits - Brothers in Arms (1985)
Echo & the Bunnymen - Echo & the Bunnymen (1987)
George Michael - Faith (1987)
Hüsker Dü - New Day Rising (1985)
Hüsker Dü - Zen Arcade (1984)
Iron Maiden - The Number of the Beast (1982)
Janet Jackson - Control (1986)
Janet Jackson - Rhythm Nation 1814 (1989)
John Lennon & Yoko Ono - Double Fantasy (1980)
John Mellencamp - Scarecrow (1985)
Madonna - Like A Prayer (1989)
Madonna - Like A Virgin (1984)
Metallica - ...And Justice For All (1988)
Metallica - Ride the Lightning (1984)
Michael Jackson - Bad (1987)
New Order - Power, Corruption & Lies (1983)
Nine Inch Nails - Pretty Hate Machine (1989)
Nirvana - Bleach (1989)
Ozzy Osbourne - Blizzard Of Ozz (1980)
Paul Simon - Graceland (1986)
Pixies - Doolittle (1989)
Pixies - Surfer Rosa (1988)
Prince - Sign O' The Times (1987)
R.E.M. - Green (1988)
R.E.M. - Murmur (1983)
Run D.M.C. - Raising Hell (1986)
Rush - Moving Pictures (1981)
Slayer - Reign In Blood (1986)
Sonic Youth - Daydream Nation (1988)
Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble - Texas Flood (1983)
Talking Heads - Speaking in Tongues (1983)
Talking Heads - Stop Making Sense (1984)
Tears For Fears - Songs From The Big Chair (1985)
The Clash - Combat Rock (1982)
The Police - Synchronicity (1983)
The Pretenders - Pretenders (1980)
The Replacements - Let It Be (1984)
The Replacements - Tim (1985)
The Smiths - Meat Is Murder (1985)
The Stone Roses - The Stone Roses (1989)
Van Halen - 1984 (1984)
Violent Femmes - Violent Femmes (1983)
ZZ Top - Eliminator (1983)

Posted by Darren on Wednesday, 07.27.16 @ 00:53am


Darren (or anyone who knows),

Since I did not see any answers to my previously asked question:

Are newly inducted albums like Steve Nicks' Belladonna not being included into consideration for the the 1980s vote for any specific reason?

Posted by Jennifer on Wednesday, 07.27.16 @ 01:54am


Or is it an error?

Posted by Jennifer on Wednesday, 07.27.16 @ 01:55am


HI Jennifer: hopefully Darren will correct me if I am explaining this poorly, but here's what I think the case is.

Remember that the list you see for our 80s albums this round isn't every 80s album we inducted into the Album Project by a long shot. As far back as November, we trimmed down the master list of Album Project records into about 125-130 albums for each decade.

"Bella Donna", in contrast, was inducted into the Album Project in May of 2016- long after we selected our contenders for the Top 100 80s Albums. I'll admit that "Bella Donna" probably should have been inducted into the Album Project much earlier. Yet the fact remains, it got into our Album Project too late to qualify for this Top 100 ranking.

Posted by AlexVoltaire on Wednesday, 07.27.16 @ 07:32am


Beastie Boys - Paul's Boutique (1989)
Bruce Springsteen - Nebraska (1982)
Bruce Springsteen - The River (1980)
Cocteau Twins - Head Over Heels (1983)
De La Soul - 3 Feet High and Rising (1989)
Depeche Mode - Music For The Masses (1987)
Devo - Freedom Of Choice (1980)
Duran Duran - Rio (1982)
Einstürzende Neubauten - Zeichnungen des Patienten O.T. (1983)
Eurythmics - Touch (1984)
Fugazi - Fugazi (1988)
Genesis - Invisible Touch (1986)
Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five - The Message (1982)
Hüsker Dü - Zen Arcade (1984)
Iron Maiden - The Number of the Beast (1982)
Janet Jackson - Rhythm Nation 1814 (1989)
John Lennon & Yoko Ono - Double Fantasy (1980)
Joy Division - Closer (1980)
Judas Priest - British Steel (1980)
Kate Bush - Hounds of Love (1985)
Kraftwerk - Computer World (1981)
Living Colour - Vivid (1988)
LL Cool J - Radio (1985)
Metallica - ...And Justice For All (1988)
Motörhead - Ace Of Spades (1980)
New Order - Power, Corruption & Lies (1983)
Nirvana - Bleach (1989)
Ozzy Osbourne - Blizzard Of Ozz (1980)
Paul Simon - Graceland (1986)
Peter Gabriel - Gabriel (III) (Melt) (1980)
Pixies - Doolittle (1989)
Pixies - Surfer Rosa (1988)
Queen Latifah - All Hail the Queen (1989)
R.E.M. - Murmur (1983)
Roxy Music - Avalon (1981)
Run D.M.C. - Raising Hell (1986)
Run-D.M.C. - Run-D.M.C. (1984)
Rush - Moving Pictures (1981)
Sonic Youth - Daydream Nation (1988)
Talking Heads - Speaking in Tongues (1983)
The Clash - Combat Rock (1982)
The Cure - Disintegration (1989)
The Go-Go's - Beauty And The Beat (1982)
The Human League - Dare (1981)
The Police - Synchronicity (1983)
The Replacements - Let It Be (1984)
The Replacements - Tim (1985)
Whitney Houston - Whitney Houston (1985)
X - Los Angeles (1980)
Yes - 90125 (1983)

Posted by Tom H. on Wednesday, 07.27.16 @ 16:26pm


Jennifer - Alex explained it pretty well.

To recap:

At the beginning of this project, each group had several rounds of qualifications for the top 100 overall and the top 100 of their group (of which the 1980s was one).

At the time of qualification for the 80's group, all 80's albums that were inducted in the Album Project were eligible to be qualified.

We also added any albums that were inducted during 80's album qualifying.

Any albums inducted since qualifying ended won't be involved in the 80's rankings part of the project because they weren't eligible during qualifications.

Posted by Darren on Thursday, 07.28.16 @ 01:03am


some nominations:

Bauhaus - Mask (1981)
Billy Idol - Rebel Yell (1983)
Black Flag - Damaged (1981)
Bruce Springsteen - The River (1980)
Cyndi Lauper - She's So Unusual (1983)
David Bowie - Let's Dance (1983)
De La Soul - 3 Feet High and Rising (1989)
Def Leppard - Pyromania (1983)
Depeche Mode - Music For The Masses (1987)
Duran Duran - Rio (1982)
Echo & the Bunnymen - Echo & the Bunnymen (1987)
Faith No More - The Real Thing (1989)
Foreigner - 4 (1981)
Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five - The Message (1982)
Hall & Oates - Private Eyes (1981)
Hüsker Dü - Zen Arcade (1984)
INXS - Kick (1987)
Janet Jackson - Rhythm Nation 1814 (1989)
John "Cougar" Mellencamp - American Fool (1982)
Judas Priest - British Steel (1980)
Metallica - ...And Justice For All (1988)
Michael Jackson - Bad (1987)
Motörhead - Ace Of Spades (1980)
New Order - Power, Corruption & Lies (1983)
Nine Inch Nails - Pretty Hate Machine (1989)
Ozzy Osbourne - Blizzard Of Ozz (1980)
Paul Simon - Graceland (1986)
Pixies - Doolittle (1989)
R.E.M. - Green (1988)
R.E.M. - Murmur (1983)
REO Speedwagon - Hi Infidelity (1980)
Roxy Music - Avalon (1981)
Run D.M.C. - Raising Hell (1986)
Steve Winwood - Back In The High Life (1986)
Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble - Texas Flood (1983)
Talking Heads - Speaking in Tongues (1983)
Talking Heads - Stop Making Sense (1984)
Tears For Fears - Songs From The Big Chair (1985)
The Cars - Heartbeat City (1984)
The Clash - Combat Rock (1982)
The Cure - Kiss Me Kiss Me Kiss Me (1987)
The Human League - Dare (1981)
The Jesus & Mary Chain - Psychocandy (1985)
The Police - Ghost in the Machine (1981)
The Police - Synchronicity (1983)
The Police - Zenyatta Mondatta (1980)
The Pretenders - Pretenders (1980)
U2 - War (1983)
Van Halen - 1984 (1984)
X - Los Angeles (1980)

Posted by jtrichey on Thursday, 07.28.16 @ 01:04am


AlexVoltaire and Darren,

Thank you both for patiently taking the time to answer my questions. I really appreciate it. It is sad we can't include newly inducted albums but now I understand the reasoning for it. :(

Posted by Jennifer on Thursday, 07.28.16 @ 22:44pm


Bauhaus - Mask (1981)
Billy Idol - Rebel Yell (1983)
Bon Jovi - Slippery When Wet (1986)
Bonnie Raitt - Nick of Time (1989)
Bruce Springsteen - The River (1980)
Cyndi Lauper - She's So Unusual (1983)
David Bowie - Let's Dance (1983)
Dire Straits - Brothers in Arms (1985)
Duran Duran - Rio (1982)
Foreigner - 4 (1981)

Genesis - Invisible Touch (1986)
George Michael - Faith (1987)
Hall & Oates - Private Eyes (1981)
INXS - Kick (1987)
John "Cougar" Mellencamp - American Fool (1982)
John Lennon & Yoko Ono - Double Fantasy (1980)
John Mellencamp - Scarecrow (1985)
Kate Bush - The Dreaming (1982)
Paul Simon - Graceland (1986)
Peter Gabriel - Gabriel (III) (Melt) (1980)

Phil Collins - No Jacket Required (1985)
REO Speedwagon - Hi Infidelity (1980)
Steve Winwood - Back In The High Life (1986)
Talking Heads - Stop Making Sense (1984)
Tears For Fears - Songs From The Big Chair (1985)
The B-52's - Cosmic Thing (1989)
The Cars - Heartbeat City (1984)
The Clash - Combat Rock (1982)
The Clash - Sandinista! (1980)
The Cure - Disintegration (1989)

The Go-Go's - Beauty And The Beat (1982)
The Human League - Dare (1981)
The Police - Ghost in the Machine (1981)
The Police - Synchronicity (1983)
The Police - Zenyatta Mondatta (1980)
The Pretenders - Pretenders (1980)
The Rolling Stones - Tattoo You (1981)
Tracy Chapman - Tracy Chapman (1989)
Whitney Houston - Whitney Houston (1985)
Yes - 90125 (1983)

Posted by Jennifer on Thursday, 07.28.16 @ 22:47pm


Round 1 Nominations for the 1980s Group are now closed.

The following 15 albums received at least 6 nominations and will be included in the Initial Rankings:

Billy Idol - Rebel Yell (1983)
Bruce Springsteen - The River (1980)
David Bowie - Let's Dance (1983)
Dire Straits - Brothers in Arms (1985)
Duran Duran - Rio (1982)
Hüsker Dü - Zen Arcade (1984)
Metallica - ...And Justice For All (1988)
Motörhead - Ace Of Spades (1980)
Ozzy Osbourne - Blizzard Of Ozz (1980)
Paul Simon - Graceland (1986)
R.E.M. - Murmur (1983)
Sonic Youth - Daydream Nation (1988)
Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble - Texas Flood (1983)
The Clash - Combat Rock (1982)
The Police - Synchronicity (1983)


Any voter that would like to is eligible to vote in the Initial Rankings. To vote, rank all 15 albums in order of preference. The highest-ranked song gets 15 points, the second-highest 14 points and so on.

The 9 albums that receive the most points (with more than 9 in the event of a tie for 9th) will be qualified for the final rankings vote for the 1970s group, to be ranked between #17 and #25 in the final rankings

There will be three days of initial ranking votes.

Rankings will end at 10 PM Central on Sunday the 31st.

Posted by Darren on Friday, 07.29.16 @ 02:39am


Paul Simon - Graceland (1986) - 15
R.E.M. - Murmur (1983) - 14
The Police - Synchronicity (1983) - 13
Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble - Texas Flood (1983) - 12
Sonic Youth - Daydream Nation (1988) - 11
Motörhead - Ace Of Spades (1980) - 10
The Clash - Combat Rock (1982) - 9
Dire Straits - Brothers in Arms (1985) - 8
Ozzy Osbourne - Blizzard Of Ozz (1980) - 7
David Bowie - Let's Dance (1983) - 6
Bruce Springsteen - The River (1980) - 5
Metallica - ...And Justice For All (1988) - 4
Billy Idol - Rebel Yell (1983) - 3
Hüsker Dü - Zen Arcade (1984) - 2
Duran Duran - Rio (1982) - 1

Really surprised Rhythm Nation, Let It Be, Pretenders, and War didn't make this tiebreaker round.

Posted by Nick on Friday, 07.29.16 @ 09:54am


Paul Simon - Graceland (1986)- 15
Dire Straits - Brothers in Arms (1985)- 14
The Police - Synchronicity (1983)- 13
Ozzy Osbourne - Blizzard Of Ozz (1980)- 12
Motörhead - Ace Of Spades (1980)- 11
Bruce Springsteen - The River (1980)- 10
Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble - Texas Flood (1983)- 9
Duran Duran - Rio (1982)- 8
R.E.M. - Murmur (1983)- 7
Sonic Youth - Daydream Nation (1988)- 6
The Clash - Combat Rock (1982)- 5
Hüsker Dü - Zen Arcade (1984)- 4
David Bowie - Let's Dance (1983)- 3
Metallica - ...And Justice For All (1988)- 2
Billy Idol - Rebel Yell (1983)- 1

Posted by AlexVoltaire on Friday, 07.29.16 @ 13:20pm


1. Sonic Youth - Daydream Nation (1988) 15
2. Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble - Texas Flood (1983) 14
3. Dire Straits - Brothers in Arms (1985) 13
4. Duran Duran - Rio (1982) 12
5. Paul Simon - Graceland (1986) 11
6. Bruce Springsteen - The River (1980) 10
7. The Police - Synchronicity (1983) 9
8. R.E.M. - Murmur (1983) 8
9. Hüsker Dü - Zen Arcade (1984) 7
10. David Bowie - Let's Dance (1983) 6
11. Ozzy Osbourne - Blizzard Of Ozz (1980) 5
12. The Clash - Combat Rock (1982) 4
13. Motörhead - Ace Of Spades (1980) 3
14. Metallica - ...And Justice For All (1988) 2
15. Billy Idol - Rebel Yell (1983) 1

Posted by Gass3268 on Friday, 07.29.16 @ 16:45pm


Ozzy Osbourne - Blizzard Of Ozz (1980) 15
Metallica - ...And Justice For All (1988) 14
Motörhead - Ace Of Spades (1980) 13
Billy Idol - Rebel Yell (1983) 12
Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble - Texas Flood (1983) 11
Dire Straits - Brothers in Arms (1985) 10
The Clash - Combat Rock (1982) 9
Sonic Youth - Daydream Nation (1988) 8
Duran Duran - Rio (1982) 7
R.E.M. - Murmur (1983) 6
Hüsker Dü - Zen Arcade (1984) 5
David Bowie - Let's Dance (1983) 4
The Police - Synchronicity (1983) 3
Bruce Springsteen - The River (1980) 2
Paul Simon - Graceland (1986) 1

Posted by Mike on Friday, 07.29.16 @ 17:53pm


Strong group. Not a weak link in the bunch, so with all due respect to the ones that did get stuck at the bottom...

Duran Duran - Rio (1982)15
R.E.M. - Murmur (1983)14
The Clash - Combat Rock (1982)13
Billy Idol - Rebel Yell (1983)12
Sonic Youth - Daydream Nation (1988)11
Metallica - ...And Justice For All (1988)10
Hüsker Dü - Zen Arcade (1984)9
David Bowie - Let's Dance (1983)8
Motörhead - Ace Of Spades (1980)7
Bruce Springsteen - The River (1980)6
Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble - Texas Flood (1983)5
Ozzy Osbourne - Blizzard Of Ozz (1980)4
Paul Simon - Graceland (1986)3
The Police - Synchronicity (1983)2
Dire Straits - Brothers in Arms (1985)1


Posted by DarinRG on Friday, 07.29.16 @ 18:04pm


1. R.E.M. - Murmur (1983) 15 pts
2. The Police - Synchronicity (1983)
3. Duran Duran - Rio (1982)
4. David Bowie - Let's Dance (1983)
5. Paul Simon - Graceland (1986)
6. Ozzy Osbourne - Blizzard Of Ozz (1980)
7. Billy Idol - Rebel Yell (1983)
8. Motörhead - Ace Of Spades (1980)
9. The Clash - Combat Rock (1982)
10. Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble - Texas Flood (1983)
11. Bruce Springsteen - The River (1980)
12. Hüsker Dü - Zen Arcade (1984)
13. Metallica - ...And Justice For All (1988)
14. Dire Straits - Brothers in Arms (1985)
15. Sonic Youth - Daydream Nation (1988)


Posted by jtrichey on Saturday, 07.30.16 @ 15:08pm


Paul Simon - Graceland (1986) - 15
Bruce Springsteen - The River (1980) - 14
Dire Straits - Brothers in Arms (1985) - 13
R.E.M. - Murmur (1983) - 12
Hüsker Dü - Zen Arcade (1984) - 11
David Bowie - Let's Dance (1983) - 10
The Clash - Combat Rock (1982) - 9
Ozzy Osbourne - Blizzard Of Ozz (1980) - 8
Duran Duran - Rio (1982) - 7
Billy Idol - Rebel Yell (1983) - 6
Sonic Youth - Daydream Nation (1988) - 5
Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble - Texas Flood (1983) - 4
The Police - Synchronicity (1983) - 3
Metallica - ...And Justice For All (1988) - 2
Motörhead - Ace Of Spades (1980) - 1

Posted by joker on Sunday, 07.31.16 @ 20:39pm


Metallica - ...And Justice For All (1988) - 15
Sonic Youth - Daydream Nation (1988) - 14
The Police - Synchronicity (1983) - 13
Dire Straits - Brothers in Arms (1985) - 12
The Clash - Combat Rock (1982) - 11
R.E.M. - Murmur (1983) - 10
Paul Simon - Graceland (1986) - 9
David Bowie - Let's Dance (1983) - 8
Bruce Springsteen - The River (1980) - 7
Ozzy Osbourne - Blizzard Of Ozz (1980) - 6
Hüsker Dü - Zen Arcade (1984) - 5
Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble - Texas Flood (1983) - 4
Billy Idol - Rebel Yell (1983) - 3
Motörhead - Ace Of Spades (1980) - 2
Duran Duran - Rio (1982) - 1

Posted by Darren on Sunday, 07.31.16 @ 22:32pm


Billy Idol - Rebel Yell (1983) 15
David Bowie - Let's Dance (1983) 14
Dire Straits - Brothers in Arms (1985) 13
Duran Duran - Rio (1982) 12
The Clash - Combat Rock (1982) 11
The Police - Synchronicity (1983) 10
Hüsker Dü - Zen Arcade (1984) 9
Bruce Springsteen - The River (1980) 8
Metallica - ...And Justice For All (1988) 7
Paul Simon - Graceland (1986) 6
Sonic Youth - Daydream Nation (1988) 5
Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble - Texas Flood (1983) 4
R.E.M. - Murmur (1983) 3
Ozzy Osbourne - Blizzard Of Ozz (1980) 2
Motörhead - Ace Of Spades (1980) 1

Posted by Jennifer on Sunday, 07.31.16 @ 23:02pm


Initial Ranking voting is now closed.

Here are the final results (let me know ASAP if there are any errors):

R.E.M. - Murmur (1983) - 89
Dire Straits - Brothers in Arms (1985) - 86
Paul Simon - Graceland (1986) - 86
The Police - Synchronicity (1983) - 80
The Clash - Combat Rock (1982) - 78
Duran Duran - Rio (1982) - 76
Sonic Youth - Daydream Nation (1988) - 76
David Bowie - Let's Dance (1983) - 71
Ozzy Osbourne - Blizzard Of Ozz (1980) - 69
___________________________

Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble - Texas Flood (1983) - 69
Bruce Springsteen - The River (1980) - 67
Billy Idol - Rebel Yell (1983) - 62
Metallica - ...And Justice For All (1988) - 59
Hüsker Dü - Zen Arcade (1984) - 56
Motörhead - Ace Of Spades (1980) - 56


Voting is now open for the final rankings.

The following 9 albums have been qualified to be ranked between #17 and #25 in the 1980s rankings:

David Bowie - Let's Dance (1983)
Dire Straits - Brothers in Arms (1985)
Duran Duran - Rio (1982)
Ozzy Osbourne - Blizzard Of Ozz (1980)
Paul Simon - Graceland (1986)
R.E.M. - Murmur (1983)
Sonic Youth - Daydream Nation (1988)
The Clash - Combat Rock (1982)
The Police - Synchronicity (1983)


To participate in the final rankings, rank all 9 albums in order of preference. The highest-ranked song gets 18 points, the second-highest 17 and so on.

In the event of a tie, the first tiebreaker is the album's score in this round's initial ranking. The second tiebreaker is determined by giving one point to each album for being the highest-ranked album on each individual's final ranking this round. The third tiebreaker is the same as the second tiebreaker, except for using the initial rankings. If the tie still isn't resolved, there will be a head-to-head tiebreaker vote after the conclusion of all rankings in the project.

There will be two days of final rankings.

Final rankings will end at 10 PM Central on Tuesday the 2nd.

Posted by Darren on Sunday, 07.31.16 @ 23:40pm


Sonic Youth - Daydream Nation (1988) - 9
The Police - Synchronicity (1983) - 8
Dire Straits - Brothers in Arms (1985) - 7
The Clash - Combat Rock (1982) - 6
R.E.M. - Murmur (1983) - 5
Paul Simon - Graceland (1986) - 4
David Bowie - Let's Dance (1983) - 3
Ozzy Osbourne - Blizzard Of Ozz (1980) - 2
Duran Duran - Rio (1982) - 1

Posted by Darren on Sunday, 07.31.16 @ 23:49pm


1. R.E.M. - Murmur (1983) 9 pts
2. The Police - Synchronicity (1983)
3. Duran Duran - Rio (1982)
4. David Bowie - Let's Dance (1983)
5. Paul Simon - Graceland (1986)
6. Ozzy Osbourne - Blizzard Of Ozz (1980)
7. The Clash - Combat Rock (1982)
8. Dire Straits - Brothers in Arms (1985)
9. Sonic Youth - Daydream Nation (1988)

Posted by jtrichey on Sunday, 07.31.16 @ 23:58pm


Paul Simon - Graceland (1986) - 9
R.E.M. - Murmur (1983) - 8
The Police - Synchronicity (1983) - 7
Sonic Youth - Daydream Nation (1988) - 6
Dire Straits - Brothers in Arms (1985) - 5
The Clash - Combat Rock (1982) - 4
David Bowie - Let's Dance (1983) - 3
Ozzy Osbourne - Blizzard Of Ozz (1980) - 2
Duran Duran - Rio (1982) - 1

Posted by Nick on Monday, 08.1.16 @ 00:36am


Duran Duran - Rio (1982)9
R.E.M. - Murmur (1983) 8
The Clash - Combat Rock (1982)7
Sonic Youth - Daydream Nation (1988) 6
David Bowie - Let's Dance (1983) 5
Ozzy Osbourne - Blizzard Of Ozz (1980) 4
The Police - Synchronicity (1983)3
Paul Simon - Graceland (1986) 2
Dire Straits - Brothers in Arms (1985)1

Posted by DarinRG on Monday, 08.1.16 @ 02:45am


Paul Simon - Graceland (1986)- 9
Dire Straits - Brothers in Arms (1985)- 8
The Police - Synchronicity (1983)- 7
Ozzy Osbourne - Blizzard Of Ozz (1980)- 6
Duran Duran - Rio (1982)- 5
R.E.M. - Murmur (1983)- 4
The Clash - Combat Rock (1982)- 3
Sonic Youth - Daydream Nation (1988)- 2
David Bowie - Let's Dance (1983)- 1

Posted by AlexVoltaire on Monday, 08.1.16 @ 06:24am


Ozzy Osbourne - Blizzard Of Ozz (1980) 9
Dire Straits - Brothers in Arms (1985) 8
The Clash - Combat Rock (1982) 7
Sonic Youth - Daydream Nation (1988) 6
Duran Duran - Rio (1982) 5
R.E.M. - Murmur (1983) 4
David Bowie - Let's Dance (1983) 3
The Police - Synchronicity (1983) 2
Paul Simon - Graceland (1986) 1

Posted by Mike on Monday, 08.1.16 @ 17:38pm


1. Sonic Youth - Daydream Nation (1988) 9
2. Dire Straits - Brothers in Arms (1985) 8
3. Duran Duran - Rio (1982) 7
4. Paul Simon - Graceland (1986) 6
5. The Police - Synchronicity (1983) 5
6. R.E.M. - Murmur (1983) 4
7. David Bowie - Let's Dance (1983) 3
8. Ozzy Osbourne - Blizzard Of Ozz (1980) 2
9. The Clash - Combat Rock (1982) 1

Posted by Gass3268 on Monday, 08.1.16 @ 21:22pm


David Bowie - Let's Dance (1983) 9
The Clash - Combat Rock (1982) 8
The Police - Synchronicity (1983) 7
Duran Duran - Rio (1982) 6
Dire Straits - Brothers in Arms (1985) 5
Paul Simon - Graceland (1986) 4
Sonic Youth - Daydream Nation (1988) 3
Ozzy Osbourne - Blizzard Of Ozz (1980) 2
R.E.M. - Murmur (1983) 1

Posted by Jennifer on Tuesday, 08.2.16 @ 22:15pm


Paul Simon - Graceland (1986) - 9
Dire Straits - Brothers in Arms (1985) - 8
R.E.M. - Murmur (1983) - 7
David Bowie - Let's Dance (1983) - 6
The Clash - Combat Rock (1982) - 5
Ozzy Osbourne - Blizzard Of Ozz (1980) - 4
Duran Duran - Rio (1982) - 3
Sonic Youth - Daydream Nation (1988) - 2
The Police - Synchronicity (1983) - 1

Posted by joker on Tuesday, 08.2.16 @ 22:53pm


Final Rankings are now closed.

Here are the final results (let me know ASAP if there are any errors):

Dire Straits - Brothers in Arms (1985) - 52
R.E.M. - Murmur (1983) - 50
Paul Simon - Graceland (1986) - 49
The Police - Synchronicity (1983) - 48

The Clash - Combat Rock (1982) - 44 (78 Points In Initial Rankings)

Duran Duran - Rio (1982) - 44 (76 Points in Initial Rankings, 5 Higher Rankings in Final Rankings)
Sonic Youth - Daydream Nation (1988) - 44 (76 Points in Initial Rankings, 4 Higher Rankings In Final Rankings)

David Bowie - Let's Dance (1983) - 39
Ozzy Osbourne - Blizzard Of Ozz (1980) - 35


Here are the updated rankings for each group:

Top 100 Overall

1. The Beatles - Sgt. Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band (1967)
2. Pink Floyd - Dark Side of the Moon (1973)
3. The Beach Boys - Pet Sounds (1966)
4. Led Zeppelin - Untitled (Led Zeppelin IV/ZOSO) (1971)
5. Nirvana - Nevermind (1991)
6. Michael Jackson - Thriller (1982)
7. Bob Dylan - Highway 61 Revisited (1965)
8. The Beatles - Revolver [UK] (1966)
9. The Doors - The Doors (1967)
10. The Beatles - Rubber Soul [UK] (1965)
11. The Jimi Hendrix Experience - Are You Experienced (1967)
12. The Clash - London Calling (1979)
13. The Beatles - Abbey Road (1969)
14. David Bowie - The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From Mars (1972)
15. U2 - The Joshua Tree (1987)
16. The Who - Who's Next (1971)
17. Prince & the Revolution - Purple Rain (1984)
18. Fleetwood Mac - Rumours (1977)
19. Marvin Gaye - What's Going On (1971)
20. Radiohead - OK Computer (1997)
21. Guns N' Roses - Appetite For Destruction (1987)
22. Pink Floyd - The Wall (1979)
23. Black Sabbath - Paranoid (1970)
24. Public Enemy - It Takes A Nation Of Millions To Hold Us Back (1988)
25. The Moody Blues - Days of Future Passed (1967)
26. The Beatles - The Beatles (1968)
27. Led Zeppelin - Led Zeppelin II (1969)
28. Bruce Springsteen - Born To Run (1975)
29. The Velvet Underground - The Velvet Underground And Nico (1967)
30. Carole King - Tapestry (1971)
31. The Rolling Stones - Exile On Main St. (1972)
32. Bob Dylan - Blonde On Blonde (1966)
33. Stevie Wonder - Songs in the Key of Life (1976)
34. Pearl Jam - Ten (1991)
35. Pink Floyd - Wish You Were Here (1975)
36. Ramones - Ramones (1976)
37. AC/DC - Back In Black (1980)
38. Bruce Springsteen - Born In The U.S.A. (1984)
39. N.W.A - Straight Outta Compton (1988)
40. R.E.M. - Automatic For The People (1992)
41. Miles Davis - Kind of Blue (1959)
42. Bob Marley & The Wailers - Exodus (1977)
43. U2 - Achtung Baby (1991)
44. Talking Heads - Remain In Light (1980)
45. Smashing Pumpkins - Mellon Collie And The Infinite Sadness (1995)
46. Simon & Garfunkel - Bridge Over Troubled Water (1970)
47. The Rolling Stones - Let it Bleed (1969)
48. Joni Mitchell - Blue (1971)
49. The Rolling Stones - Sticky Fingers (1971)
50. Van Morrison - Moondance (1970)
51. John Lennon - Imagine (1971)
52. The Eagles - Hotel California (1976)
53. Nine Inch Nails - The Downward Spiral (1994)
54. Kanye West - My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy (2010)
55. Curtis Mayfield - Superfly (1972)
56. Stevie Wonder - Innervisions (1973)
57. Kraftwerk - Autobahn (1974)
58. Johnny Cash - Johnny Cash At Folsom Prison (1968)
59. Bob Dylan - The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan (1963)
60. David Bowie - Hunky Dory (1971)
61. James Brown - Live At The Apollo (1963)
62. The Band - Music From Big Pink (1968)
63. Van Morrison - Astral Weeks (1968)
64. Metallica - Master of Puppets (1986)
65. T. Rex - Electric Warrior (1971)
66. The Doors - L.A. Woman (1971)
67. Peter Gabriel - So (1986)
68. Led Zeppelin - Physical Graffiti (1975)
69. George Harrison - All Things Must Pass (1970)
70. Led Zeppelin - Led Zeppelin (1969)
71. The Who - Tommy (1969)
72. Metallica - Metallica (The Black Album) (1991)
73. Neil Young - Harvest (1972)
74. Elton John - Goodbye Yellow Brick Road (1973)
75. Arcade Fire - The Suburbs (2010)
76. Bee Gees & Various Artists - Saturday Night Fever: The Original Movie Sound Track (1977)
77. Beastie Boys - Licensed To Ill (1986)
78. R.E.M. - Document (1987)
79. Red Hot Chili Peppers - Blood Sugar Sex Magik (1991)
80. Dr. Dre - The Chronic (1992)
81. The Zombies - Odessey And Oracle (1968)
82. The Smiths - The Queen is Dead (1986)
83. Cream - Disraeli Gears (1967)
84. Alanis Morissette - Jagged Little Pill (1995)
85. Creedence Clearwater Revival - Cosmo's Factory (1970)
86. Queen - A Night At The Opera (1975)
87. Green Day - American Idiot (2004)
88. Sly & The Family Stone - Stand! (1969)
89. Beck - Odelay (1996)
90. Tom Petty - Full Moon Fever (1989)
91. Oasis - (What's The Story) Morning Glory? (1995)
92. Prince & the Revolution - 1999 (1982)
93. Green Day - Dookie (1994)
94. Aretha Franklin - I Never Loved A Man The Way I Love You (1967)
95. Pearl Jam - Vs. (1993)
96. Smashing Pumpkins - Siamese Dream (1993)
97. Buddy Holly & The Crickets - The "Chirping" Crickets (1957)
98. The Rolling Stones - Beggars Banquet (1968)
99. Aerosmith - Toys In The Attic (1975)
100. Adele - 21 (2011)


Pre-1970

1. The Beatles - Sgt. Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band (1967)
2. The Beach Boys - Pet Sounds (1966)
3. Bob Dylan - Highway 61 Revisited (1965)
4. The Beatles - Revolver [UK] (1966)
5. The Doors - The Doors (1967)
6. The Beatles - Rubber Soul [UK] (1965)
7. The Jimi Hendrix Experience - Are You Experienced (1967)
8. The Beatles - Abbey Road (1969)
9. The Moody Blues - Days of Future Passed (1967)
10. The Beatles - The Beatles (1968)
11. Led Zeppelin - Led Zeppelin II (1969)
12. The Velvet Underground - The Velvet Underground And Nico (1967)
13. Bob Dylan - Blonde On Blonde (1966)
14. Miles Davis - Kind of Blue (1959)
15. The Rolling Stones - Let it Bleed (1969)
16. Johnny Cash - Johnny Cash At Folsom Prison (1968)
17. Bob Dylan - The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan (1963)
18. James Brown - Live At The Apollo (1963)
19. The Band - Music From Big Pink (1968)
20. Van Morrison - Astral Weeks (1968)
21. Led Zeppelin - Led Zeppelin (1969)
22. The Who - Tommy (1969)
23. The Zombies - Odessey And Oracle (1968)
24. Cream - Disraeli Gears (1967)
25. Sly & The Family Stone - Stand! (1969)
26. Aretha Franklin - I Never Loved A Man The Way I Love You (1967)
27. Buddy Holly & The Crickets - The "Chirping" Crickets (1957)
28. The Rolling Stones - Beggars Banquet (1968)
29. Jefferson Airplane - Surrealistic Pillow (1967)
30. Ray Charles - Modern Sounds in Country and Western Music (1962)
31. MC5 - Kick Out The Jams (1969)
32. The Doors - Strange Days (1967)
33. Bob Dylan - Bringing It All Back Home (1965)
34. Crosby, Stills & Nash - Crosby, Stills & Nash (1969)
35. Elvis Presley - Elvis Presley (1956)
36. The Jimi Hendrix Experience - Electric Ladyland (1968)
37. Love - Forever Changes (1967)
38. Bob Dylan - The Times They Are a-Changin' (1964)
39. Santana - Santana (1969)
40. The Kinks - The Kinks Are The Village Green Preservation Society (1968)
41. The Mothers of Invention - Freak Out! (1966)
42. King Crimson - In the Court of the Crimson King (1969)
43. The Beatles - A Hard Day's Night [UK] (1964)
44. Simon & Garfunkel - Bookends (1968)
45. The Beatles - Help! [UK] (1965)
46. Dusty Springfield - Dusty in Memphis (1969)
47 (tie). Big Brother and the Holding Company - Cheap Thrills (1968)
47 (tie). Creedence Clearwater Revival - Green River (1969)
49. Creedence Clearwater Revival - Willy and the Poor Boys (1969)
50. The Doors - Waiting For The Sun (1968)
51. The Stooges - The Stooges (1969)
52. Neil Young & Crazy Horse - Everybody Knows This is Nowhere (1969)
53. Otis Redding - Otis Blue: Otis Redding Sings Soul (1965)
54. Bo Diddley - Bo Diddley (1958)
55. The Flying Burrito Brothers - The Gilded Palace Of Sin (1969)
56. Simon & Garfunkel - Parsley, Sage, Rosemary, And Thyme (1966)
57. Etta James - At Last! (1961)
58. Aretha Franklin - Aretha: Lady Soul (1968)
59. Muddy Waters - At Newport 1960 (1960)
60. Chicago - Chicago Transit Authority (1969)
61. Chuck Berry - Is On Top (1959)
62. Peter, Paul and Mary - Peter, Paul and Mary (1962)
63. The Beatles - Magical Mystery Tour [US] (1967)
64. The Who - The Who Sell Out (1967)
65. The Byrds - Mr. Tambourine Man (1965)
66. The Beatles - Please Please Me (1963)
67. The Who - My Generation [UK] (1965)
68. Frank Sinatra - In The Wee Small Hours (1955)
69. The Byrds - Sweetheart Of The Rodeo (1968)
70. Little Richard - Here's Little Richard (1957)
71. Albert King - Born Under a Bad Sign (1967)
72. Procol Harum - Procol Harum (1967)
73. Cream - Fresh Cream (1966)
74. Buffalo Springfield - Buffalo Springfield Again (1967)
75. The Kinks - Something Else By The Kinks (1967)
76. The Velvet Underground - The Velvet Underground (1969)
77. John Coltrane - A Love Supreme (1965)
78. Traffic - Mr. Fantasy (1967)
79. Cream - Wheels Of Fire (1968)
80. Grateful Dead - Live/Dead (1969)
81. The Byrds - Younger Than Yesterday (1967)
82. The Jimi Hendrix Experience - Axis: Bold As Love (1967)
83. Frank Zappa And The Mothers Of Invention - Hot Rats (1969)
84. Howlin' Wolf - Howlin' Wolf (The Rockin' Chair Album) (1962)
85. The Beatles - With The Beatles (1963)
86. The Meters - Look-Ka Py Py (1969)
87. The Mamas And The Papas - If You Can Believe Your Eyes And Ears (1966)
88. John Coltrane - Giant Steps (1960)
89. Booker T. & The M.G.'s - Green Onions (1962)
90. The Band - The Band (1969)
91. Leonard Cohen - Songs Of Leonard Cohen (1967)
92. The Kinks - Arthur (Or the Decline and Fall of the British Empire) (1969)
93. Dick Dale and His Del-Tones - Surfer's Choice (1962)
94. Robert Johnson - King of the Delta Blues Singers (1961)
95. The Paul Butterfield Blues Band - East-West (1966)
96. The Supremes - Where Did Our Love Go (1964)
97. Ray Charles - Ray Charles (1957)
98. Ornette Coleman - The Shape of Jazz To Come (1959)
99. Dave Brubeck - Time Out (1959)
100. Silver Apples - Silver Apples (1968)
101. Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band - Trout Mask Replica (1969)


1970s

1. Pink Floyd - Dark Side of the Moon (1973)
2. Led Zeppelin - Untitled (Led Zeppelin IV/ZOSO) (1971)
3. The Clash - London Calling (1979)
4. David Bowie - The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From Mars (1972)
5. The Who - Who's Next (1971)
6. Fleetwood Mac - Rumours (1977)
7. Marvin Gaye - What's Going On (1971)
8. Pink Floyd - The Wall (1979)
9. Black Sabbath - Paranoid (1970)
10. Bruce Springsteen - Born To Run (1975)
11. Carole King - Tapestry (1971)
12. The Rolling Stones - Exile On Main St. (1972)
13. Stevie Wonder - Songs in the Key of Life (1976)
14. Pink Floyd - Wish You Were Here (1975)
15. Ramones - Ramones (1976)
16. Bob Marley & The Wailers - Exodus (1977)
17. Simon & Garfunkel - Bridge Over Troubled Water (1970)
18. Joni Mitchell - Blue (1971)
19. The Rolling Stones - Sticky Fingers (1971)
20. Van Morrison - Moondance (1970)
21. John Lennon - Imagine (1971)
22. The Eagles - Hotel California (1976)
23. Curtis Mayfield - Superfly (1972)
24. Stevie Wonder - Innervisions (1973)
25. Kraftwerk - Autobahn (1974)
26. David Bowie - Hunky Dory (1971)
27. T. Rex - Electric Warrior (1971)
28. The Doors - L.A. Woman (1971)
29. Led Zeppelin - Physical Graffiti (1975)
30. George Harrison - All Things Must Pass (1970)
31. Neil Young - Harvest (1972)
32. Elton John - Goodbye Yellow Brick Road (1973)
33. Bee Gees & Various Artists - Saturday Night Fever: The Original Movie Sound Track (1977)
34. Creedence Clearwater Revival - Cosmo's Factory (1970)
35. Queen - A Night At The Opera (1975)
36. Aerosmith - Toys In The Attic (1975)
37. Deep Purple - Machine Head (1972)
38. Boston - Boston (1976)
39. Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young - Deja Vu (1970)
40. Billy Joel - The Stranger (1977)
41. Derek & The Dominos - Layla & Other Assorted Love Songs (1970)
42. Sex Pistols - Never Mind The Bollocks, Here's The Sex Pistols (1977)
43. Neil Young - After the Gold Rush (1970)
44. Black Sabbath - Black Sabbath (1970)
45. Michael Jackson - Off the Wall (1979)
46. Jethro Tull - Aqualung (1971)
47. Kraftwerk - Trans-Europe Express (1977)
48. The Clash - The Clash [US] (1977)
49. AC/DC - Highway to Hell (1979)
50. John Lennon - John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band (1970)
51. The Cars - The Cars (1978)
52. Cheap Trick - Cheap Trick At Budokan (1978)
53. Paul McCartney & Wings - Band on the Run (1973)
54. The Who - Quadrophenia (1973)
55. Lou Reed - Transformer (1972)
56. Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers - Damn the Torpedoes (1979)
57. Blondie - Parallel Lines (1978)
58. Led Zeppelin - Houses of the Holy (1973)
59. Steely Dan - Aja (1977)
60. Patti Smith - Horses (1975)
61. Alice Cooper - Billion Dollar Babies (1973)
62. The Allman Brothers Band - At Fillmore East (1971)
63. Van Halen - Van Halen (1978)
64. James Taylor - Sweet Baby James (1970)
65. Janis Joplin - Pearl (1971)
66. Elvis Costello - My Aim Is True (1977)
67. Bruce Springsteen - Darkness on the Edge of Town (1978)
68. Santana - Abraxas (1970)
69. New York Dolls - New York Dolls (1973)
70. Bob Dylan - Blood On The Tracks (1975)
71. Big Star - #1 Record (1972)
72. Steve Miller Band - Fly Like An Eagle (1976)
73. Meat Loaf - Bat Out Of Hell (1977)
74. The Beatles - Let It Be (1970)
75. The Eagles - Eagles (1972)
76. The Doors - Morrison Hotel (1970)
77. Warren Zevon - Excitable Boy (1978)
78. Peter Frampton - Frampton Comes Alive! (1976)
79. Rush - 2112 (1976)
80. Cat Stevens - Tea For The Tillerman (1970)
81. Devo - Q: Are We Not Men? A: We Are Devo! (1978)
82. Chicago - Chicago (II) (1970)
83. Stevie Wonder - Talking Book (1972)
84. Lynyrd Skynyrd - Pronounced Leh-nerd Skin-nerd (1973)
85. Yes - The Yes Album (1971)
86. Heart - Dreamboat Annie (1976)
87. Supertramp - Breakfast in America (1979)
88. Talking Heads - More Songs About Buildings And Food (1978)
89. The Allman Brothers Band - Eat a Peach (1972)
90. The Cars - Candy-O (1979)
91. The Police - Outlandos d'Amour (1978)
92. Iggy Pop - Lust for Life (1977)
93. David Bowie - Aladdin Sane (1973)
94. Roxy Music - Roxy Music (1972)
95. Miles Davis - Bitches Brew (1970)
96. Sly & The Family Stone - There's A Riot Goin' On (1971)
97. Brian Eno - Ambient 1: Music For Airports (1978)
98. Yes - Fragile (1971)
99. David Bowie - Low (1977)
100. Jethro Tull - Thick As A Brick (1972)


1980s

1. Michael Jackson - Thriller (1982)
2. U2 - The Joshua Tree (1987)
3. Prince & the Revolution - Purple Rain (1984)
4. Guns N' Roses - Appetite For Destruction (1987)
5. Public Enemy - It Takes A Nation Of Millions To Hold Us Back (1988)
6. AC/DC - Back In Black (1980)
7. Bruce Springsteen - Born In The U.S.A. (1984)
8. N.W.A - Straight Outta Compton (1988)
9. Talking Heads - Remain In Light (1980)
10. Metallica - Master of Puppets (1986)
11. Peter Gabriel - So (1986)
12. Beastie Boys - Licensed To Ill (1986)
13. R.E.M. - Document (1987)
14. The Smiths - The Queen is Dead (1986)
15. Tom Petty - Full Moon Fever (1989)
16. Prince & the Revolution - 1999 (1982)
17. Dire Straits - Brothers in Arms (1985)
18. R.E.M. - Murmur (1983)
19. Paul Simon - Graceland (1986)
20. The Police - Synchronicity (1983)
21. The Clash - Combat Rock (1982)
22. Duran Duran - Rio (1982)
23. Sonic Youth - Daydream Nation (1988)
24. David Bowie - Let's Dance (1983)
25. Ozzy Osbourne - Blizzard Of Ozz (1980)


1990s

1. Nirvana - Nevermind (1991)
2. Radiohead - OK Computer (1997)
3. Pearl Jam - Ten (1991)
4. R.E.M. - Automatic For The People (1992)
5. U2 - Achtung Baby (1991)
6. Smashing Pumpkins - Mellon Collie And The Infinite Sadness (1995)
7. Nine Inch Nails - The Downward Spiral (1994)
8. Metallica - Metallica (The Black Album) (1991)
9. Red Hot Chili Peppers - Blood Sugar Sex Magik (1991)
10. Dr. Dre - The Chronic (1992)
11. Alanis Morissette - Jagged Little Pill (1995)
12. Beck - Odelay (1996)
13. Oasis - (What's The Story) Morning Glory? (1995)
14. Green Day - Dookie (1994)
15. Pearl Jam - Vs. (1993)
16. Smashing Pumpkins - Siamese Dream (1993)


2000-2015

1. Kanye West - My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy (2010)
2. Arcade Fire - The Suburbs (2010)
3. Green Day - American Idiot (2004)
4. Adele - 21 (2011)


Nominations for Round 2 of the 1980s Group Rankings are now open.

Each voter (including new voters to the project, who are welcome to join at any time) can nominate as many as 50 qualified albums (a minimum of 35 nominations is required for this round for your ballot to be counted) that haven't been ranked yet (listed below). Voters must have at least 20 current nominations (or explain that they didn't think any other albums were worthy of nomination) for their nominations to be counted.

This will be the last round of replacement nominations for this group. The final round will be an open vote including all remaining, eligible albums.


Here are the maximum number of replacement nominations available this round for each voter that has previously nominated albums for this group:

Darren - 8
AlexVoltaire - 10
DarinRG - 5
Jennifer - 16
joker - 21
jtrichey - 7
Mike - 12
Nick - 9
Tom H. - 7

If you'd like additional replacement nominations, you'll need to specify which previously nominated album you would like to un-nominate.


Here is the list of qualified albums that haven't been ranked yet:

Bad Brains - Bad Brains (1982)
Bauhaus - In The Flat Field (1980)
Bauhaus - Mask (1981)
Beastie Boys - Paul's Boutique (1989)
Billy Idol - Rebel Yell (1983)
Black Flag - Damaged (1981)
Bon Jovi - Slippery When Wet (1986)
Bonnie Raitt - Nick of Time (1989)
Bruce Springsteen - Nebraska (1982)
Bruce Springsteen - The River (1980)
Cocteau Twins - Head Over Heels (1983)
Cyndi Lauper - She's So Unusual (1983)
De La Soul - 3 Feet High and Rising (1989)
Dead Kennedys - Fresh Fruit For Rotting Vegetables (1980)
Def Leppard - Pyromania (1983)
Depeche Mode - Music For The Masses (1987)
Devo - Freedom Of Choice (1980)
Echo & the Bunnymen - Echo & the Bunnymen (1987)
Einstürzende Neubauten - Zeichnungen des Patienten O.T. (1983)
Eric B. & Rakim - Paid In Full (1987)
Eric B. and Rakim - Follow the Leader (1988)
Eurythmics - Touch (1984)
Faith No More - The Real Thing (1989)
Foreigner - 4 (1981)
Fugazi - Fugazi (1988)
Genesis - Invisible Touch (1986)
George Michael - Faith (1987)
Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five - The Message (1982)
Hall & Oates - Private Eyes (1981)
Hüsker Dü - New Day Rising (1985)
Hüsker Dü - Zen Arcade (1984)
INXS - Kick (1987)
Iron Maiden - The Number of the Beast (1982)
Jane's Addiction - Nothing's Shocking (1988)
Janet Jackson - Control (1986)
Janet Jackson - Rhythm Nation 1814 (1989)
John "Cougar" Mellencamp - American Fool (1982)
John Lennon & Yoko Ono - Double Fantasy (1980)
John Mellencamp - Scarecrow (1985)
Joy Division - Closer (1980)
Judas Priest - British Steel (1980)
Kate Bush - Hounds of Love (1985)
Kate Bush - The Dreaming (1982)
Kraftwerk - Computer World (1981)
Living Colour - Vivid (1988)
LL Cool J - Radio (1985)
Los Lobos - How Will the Wolf Survive? (1984)
Madonna - Like A Prayer (1989)
Madonna - Like A Virgin (1984)
Megadeth - Peace Sells... But Who's Buying? (1986)
Metallica - ...And Justice For All (1988)
Metallica - Ride the Lightning (1984)
Michael Jackson - Bad (1987)
Minor Threat - Minor Threat (1981)
Minutemen - Double Nickels on the Dime (1984)
Motörhead - Ace Of Spades (1980)
New Order - Power, Corruption & Lies (1983)
Nine Inch Nails - Pretty Hate Machine (1989)
Nirvana - Bleach (1989)
Peter Gabriel - Gabriel (III) (Melt) (1980)
Phil Collins - No Jacket Required (1985)
Pixies - Doolittle (1989)
Pixies - Surfer Rosa (1988)
Prince - Sign O' The Times (1987)
Public Enemy - Yo! Bum Rush The Show (1987)
Queen Latifah - All Hail the Queen (1989)
Queensrÿche - Operation: Mindcrime (1988)
R.E.M. - Green (1988)
REO Speedwagon - Hi Infidelity (1980)
Roxy Music - Avalon (1981)
Run D.M.C. - Raising Hell (1986)
Run-D.M.C. - Run-D.M.C. (1984)
Rush - Moving Pictures (1981)
Slayer - Reign In Blood (1986)
Steve Winwood - Back In The High Life (1986)
Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble - Texas Flood (1983)
Talking Heads - Speaking in Tongues (1983)
Talking Heads - Stop Making Sense (1984)
Tears For Fears - Songs From The Big Chair (1985)
The B-52's - Cosmic Thing (1989)
The Cars - Heartbeat City (1984)
The Clash - Sandinista! (1980)
The Cure - Disintegration (1989)
The Cure - Kiss Me Kiss Me Kiss Me (1987)
The Fall - This Nation's Saving Grace (1985)
The Go-Go's - Beauty And The Beat (1982)
The Human League - Dare (1981)
The Jesus & Mary Chain - Psychocandy (1985)
The Pogues - If I Should Fall From Grace With God (1988)
The Police - Ghost in the Machine (1981)
The Police - Zenyatta Mondatta (1980)
The Pretenders - Pretenders (1980)
The Replacements - Let It Be (1984)
The Replacements - Tim (1985)
The Rolling Stones - Tattoo You (1981)
The Smiths - Meat Is Murder (1985)
The Stone Roses - The Stone Roses (1989)
Tom Waits - Rain Dogs (1985)
Tracy Chapman - Tracy Chapman (1989)
U2 - War (1983)
Van Halen - 1984 (1984)
Violent Femmes - Violent Femmes (1983)
Whitney Houston - Whitney Houston (1985)
X - Los Angeles (1980)
Yes - 90125 (1983)
ZZ Top - Eliminator (1983)


There will be 3 days of replacement nominations. After the conclusion of replacement nominations, the approx. 25 albums with the most nominations will advance to this round's initial rankings to be qualified for final rankings. This round will rank 15 albums unless there is a tie at the end of the final rankings, in which case more than 15 albums could be ranked this round.


Replacement nominations will end at 10 PM Central on Friday the 5th.

Posted by Darren on Tuesday, 08.2.16 @ 23:51pm


Replacements:

Bauhaus - Mask (1981)
Cyndi Lauper - She's So Unusual (1983)
John Mellencamp - Scarecrow (1985)
U2 - War (1983)
X - Los Angeles (1980)

Posted by DarinRG on Wednesday, 08.3.16 @ 03:35am


Fugazi - Fugazi (1988)
Hüsker Dü - New Day Rising (1985)
Hüsker Dü - Zen Arcade (1984)
John "Cougar" Mellencamp - American Fool (1982)
Kraftwerk - Computer World (1981)
Minor Threat - Minor Threat (1981)
Nine Inch Nails - Pretty Hate Machine (1989)
Pixies - Doolittle (1989)
REO Speedwagon - Hi Infidelity (1980)

Posted by Mike on Wednesday, 08.3.16 @ 20:49pm


My replacement nominations:

De La Soul - 3 Feet High and Rising (1989)
Dead Kennedys - Fresh Fruit For Rotting Vegetables (1980)
Eric B. & Rakim - Paid In Full (1987)
Faith No More - The Real Thing (1989)
Minor Threat - Minor Threat (1981)
Nirvana - Bleach (1989)
Run-D.M.C. - Run-D.M.C. (1984)
The Cure - Disintegration (1989)
The Rolling Stones - Tattoo You (1981)


For Your Consideration:

Pixies - Doolittle (1989)
Metallica - ...And Justice For All (1988)
Violent Femmes - Violent Femmes (1983)
Janet Jackson - Rhythm Nation 1814 (1989)
Pixies - Surfer Rosa (1988)
Michael Jackson - Bad (1987)
Van Halen - 1984 (1984)
The Replacements - Tim (1985)
Talking Heads - Stop Making Sense (1984)
George Michael - Faith (1987)
Prince - Sign O' The Times (1987)
The Replacements - Let It Be (1984)
Nine Inch Nails - Pretty Hate Machine (1989)
ZZ Top - Eliminator (1983)
The Smiths - Meat Is Murder (1985)
Metallica - Ride the Lightning (1984)
Madonna - Like A Virgin (1984)
Talking Heads - Speaking in Tongues (1983)
John Mellencamp - Scarecrow (1985)
The Stone Roses - The Stone Roses (1989)

Posted by Darren on Wednesday, 08.3.16 @ 23:43pm


My Top 10 Priorities:

Billy Idol - Rebel Yell (1983)
Cyndi Lauper - She's So Unusual (1983)
Foreigner - 4 (1981)
Genesis - Invisible Touch (1986)
Hall & Oates - Private Eyes (1981)
INXS - Kick (1987)
Phil Collins - No Jacket Required (1985)
REO Speedwagon - Hi Infidelity (1980)
The Cars - Heartbeat City (1984)
The Police - Ghost in the Machine (1981)

Posted by Jennifer on Thursday, 08.4.16 @ 00:01am


Replacements -
Cyndi Lauper - She's So Unusual (1983)
Def Leppard - Pyromania (1983)
John "Cougar" Mellencamp - American Fool (1982)
Kraftwerk - Computer World (1981)
Pixies - Doolittle (1989)
Queen Latifah - All Hail the Queen (1989)
The Cars - Heartbeat City (1984)
The Clash - Sandinista! (1980)
The Replacements - Tim (1985)

Posted by Nick on Thursday, 08.4.16 @ 00:12am


Round 2 Replacements:

Hüsker Dü - Zen Arcade (1984)
Kate Bush - Hounds of Love (1985)
Madonna - Like A Prayer (1989)
Madonna - Like A Virgin (1984)
Michael Jackson - Bad (1987)
Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble - Texas Flood (1983)
The Smiths - Meat Is Murder (1985)
Van Halen - 1984 (1984)
Violent Femmes - Violent Femmes (1983)

Posted by Jennifer on Thursday, 08.4.16 @ 08:27am


My replacement nominations:

Echo & the Bunnymen - Echo & the Bunnymen (1987)
Foreigner - 4 (1981)
Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five - The Message (1982)
John "Cougar" Mellencamp - American Fool (1982)
Nine Inch Nails - Pretty Hate Machine (1989)
The B-52's - Cosmic Thing (1989)
The Jesus & Mary Chain - Psychocandy (1985)
Tracy Chapman - Tracy Chapman (1989)

Posted by AlexVoltaire on Thursday, 08.4.16 @ 10:12am


Bauhaus - In The Flat Field (1980)
Eric B. & Rakim - Paid In Full (1987)
Hüsker Dü - New Day Rising (1985)
Kate Bush - The Dreaming (1982)
Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble - Texas Flood (1983)
The Pogues - If I Should Fall From Grace With God (1988)
Van Halen - 1984 (1984)

Posted by Tom H. on Friday, 08.5.16 @ 14:47pm


1. Bad Brains - Bad Brains (1982)
2. Beastie Boys - Paul's Boutique (1989)
3. Black Flag - Damaged (1981)
4. Bruce Springsteen - Nebraska (1982)
5. Bruce Springsteen - The River (1980)
6. De La Soul - 3 Feet High and Rising (1989)
7. Dead Kennedys - Fresh Fruit For Rotting Vegetables (1980)
8. Def Leppard - Pyromania (1983)
9. Eric B. & Rakim - Paid In Full (1987)
10. Fugazi - Fugazi (1988)
11. Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five - The Message (1982)
12. Hüsker Dü - New Day Rising (1985)
13. Hüsker Dü - Zen Arcade (1984)
14. Iron Maiden - The Number of the Beast (1982)
15. Jane's Addiction - Nothing's Shocking (1988)
16. Janet Jackson - Control (1986)
17. Janet Jackson - Rhythm Nation 1814 (1989)
18. Joy Division - Closer (1980)
19. Judas Priest - British Steel (1980)
20. Kate Bush - Hounds of Love (1985)
21. LL Cool J - Radio (1985)
22. Madonna - Like A Prayer (1989)
23. Madonna - Like A Virgin (1984)
24. Metallica - Ride the Lightning (1984)
25. Michael Jackson - Bad (1987)
26. Nine Inch Nails - Pretty Hate Machine (1989)
27. Nirvana - Bleach (1989)
28. Pixies - Doolittle (1989)
29. Pixies - Surfer Rosa (1988)
30. Prince - Sign O' The Times (1987)
31. Run D.M.C. - Raising Hell (1986)
32. Run-D.M.C. - Run-D.M.C. (1984)
33. Rush - Moving Pictures (1981)
34. Slayer - Reign In Blood (1986)
35. Steve Winwood - Back In The High Life (1986)
36. Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble - Texas Flood (1983)
37. Talking Heads - Stop Making Sense (1984)
38. The Cure - Disintegration (1989)
39. The Fall - This Nation's Saving Grace (1985)
40. The Pogues - If I Should Fall From Grace With God (1988)
41. The Pretenders - Pretenders (1980)
42. The Replacements - Let It Be (1984)
43. The Replacements - Tim (1985)
44. The Smiths - Meat Is Murder (1985)
45. Tracy Chapman - Tracy Chapman (1989)
46. Van Halen - 1984 (1984)
47. Violent Femmes - Violent Femmes (1983)
48. Whitney Houston - Whitney Houston (1985)
49. X - Los Angeles (1980)
50. ZZ Top - Eliminator (1983)

Posted by Gass3268 on Saturday, 08.6.16 @ 11:16am


I apologize for the lateness of this posting. My internet connection has been down for most of the past 24 hours and I haven't been able to post the results until now (hopefully).


Round 2 Nominations for the 1980s Group are now closed.

The following 24 albums received at least 6 nominations and will be included in the Initial Rankings:

Beastie Boys - Paul's Boutique (1989)
Billy Idol - Rebel Yell (1983)
Bruce Springsteen - Nebraska (1982)
Bruce Springsteen - The River (1980)
Cyndi Lauper - She's So Unusual (1983)
De La Soul - 3 Feet High and Rising (1989)
Eric B. & Rakim - Paid In Full (1987)
Hüsker Dü - Zen Arcade (1984)
Iron Maiden - The Number of the Beast (1982)
Janet Jackson - Rhythm Nation 1814 (1989)
John "Cougar" Mellencamp - American Fool (1982)
Kate Bush - Hounds of Love (1985)
Metallica - ...And Justice For All (1988)
Michael Jackson - Bad (1987)
Motörhead - Ace Of Spades (1980)
Nine Inch Nails - Pretty Hate Machine (1989)
Pixies - Doolittle (1989)
Run D.M.C. - Raising Hell (1986)
Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble - Texas Flood (1983)
The Cure - Disintegration (1989)
The Replacements - Let It Be (1984)
The Smiths - Meat Is Murder (1985)
Van Halen - 1984 (1984)
X - Los Angeles (1980)


Any voter that would like to is eligible to vote in the Initial Rankings. To vote, rank 15 albums in order of preference. The highest-ranked song gets 15 points, the second-highest 14 points and so on.

The 15 albums that receive the most points (with more than 15 in the event of a tie for 15th) will be qualified for the final rankings vote for the 1980s group, to be ranked between #26 and #40 in the final rankings

There will be three days of initial ranking votes.

Rankings will end at 10 PM Central on Tuesday the 9th.

Posted by Darren on Saturday, 08.6.16 @ 20:14pm


Iron Maiden - The Number of the Beast (1982) 15pts
Metallica - ...And Justice For All (1988) 14pts
Van Halen - 1984 (1984) 13pts
Motörhead - Ace Of Spades (1980) 12pts
Billy Idol - Rebel Yell (1983) 11pts
Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble - Texas Flood (1983) 10pts
X - Los Angeles (1980) 9pts
The Smiths - Meat Is Murder (1985) 8pts
Beastie Boys - Paul's Boutique (1989) 7pts
Michael Jackson - Bad (1987) 6pts
Hüsker Dü - Zen Arcade (1984) 5pts
John "Cougar" Mellencamp - American Fool (1982) 4pts
Nine Inch Nails - Pretty Hate Machine (1989) 3pts
Pixies - Doolittle (1989) 2pts
The Cure - Disintegration (1989) 1pt

Posted by Mike on Sunday, 08.7.16 @ 10:19am


Pixies - Doolittle (1989) - 15
Metallica - ...And Justice For All (1988) - 14
Janet Jackson - Rhythm Nation 1814 (1989) - 13
Michael Jackson - Bad (1987) - 12
Van Halen - 1984 (1984) - 11
The Replacements - Let It Be (1984) - 10
Nine Inch Nails - Pretty Hate Machine (1989) - 9
The Smiths - Meat Is Murder (1985) - 8
Bruce Springsteen - The River (1980) - 7
Iron Maiden - The Number of the Beast (1982) - 6
Hüsker Dü - Zen Arcade (1984) - 5
Run D.M.C. - Raising Hell (1986) - 4
Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble - Texas Flood (1983) - 3
Bruce Springsteen - Nebraska (1982) - 2
Beastie Boys - Paul's Boutique (1989) - 1

Posted by Darren on Sunday, 08.7.16 @ 21:24pm


The Cure - Disintegration (1989) 15
Bruce Springsteen - Nebraska (1982) 14
Nine Inch Nails - Pretty Hate Machine (1989) 13
Eric B. & Rakim - Paid In Full (1987) 12
The Smiths - Meat Is Murder (1985) 11
Run D.M.C. - Raising Hell (1986)10
X - Los Angeles (1980) 9
Kate Bush - Hounds of Love (1985) 8
Billy Idol - Rebel Yell (1983) 7
Metallica - ...And Justice For All (1988)6
Hüsker Dü - Zen Arcade (1984) 5
The Replacements - Let It Be (1984) 4
Cyndi Lauper - She's So Unusual (1983)3
Iron Maiden - The Number of the Beast (1982) 2
Janet Jackson - Rhythm Nation 1814 (1989) 1








Posted by DarinRG on Monday, 08.8.16 @ 01:15am


De La Soul - 3 Feet High and Rising (1989)- 15
Pixies - Doolittle (1989)- 14
The Smiths - Meat Is Murder (1985)- 13
Motörhead - Ace Of Spades (1980)- 12
The Replacements - Let It Be (1984)- 11
Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble - Texas Flood (1983)- 10
Beastie Boys - Paul's Boutique (1989)- 9
Janet Jackson - Rhythm Nation 1814 (1989)- 8
Kate Bush - Hounds of Love (1985)- 7
Bruce Springsteen - The River (1980)- 6
Iron Maiden - The Number of the Beast (1982)- 5
Michael Jackson - Bad (1987)- 4
Cyndi Lauper - She's So Unusual (1983)- 3
Hüsker Dü - Zen Arcade (1984)- 2
X - Los Angeles (1980)- 1

Posted by AlexVoltaire on Monday, 08.8.16 @ 09:28am


1. Beastie Boys- Paul's Boutique (1989) 15 pts
2. Run D.M.C.- Raising Hell (1986)
3. Pixies- Doolittle (1989)
4. Janet Jackson- Janet Jackson's Rhythm Nation 1814 (1989)
5. Michael Jackson- Bad (1987)
6. The Replacements- Let it Be (1984)
7. Van Halen- 1984 (1984)
8. Eric B. and Rakim- Paid in Full (1987)
9. The Cure- Disintegration (1989)
10. Kate Bush- Hounds of Love (1985)
11. Bruce Springsteen- The River (1980)
12. De La Soul- 3 Feet High and Rising (1989)
13. Iron Maiden- The Number of the Beast (1982)
14. X- Los Angeles (1980)
15. Metallica- ....And Justice for All (1988) 1 pt

Posted by Donnie on Monday, 08.8.16 @ 10:01am


1. Pixies - Doolittle (1989) 15
2. Michael Jackson - Bad (1987) 14
3. The Cure - Disintegration (1989) 13
4. Run D.M.C. - Raising Hell (1986) 12
5. Beastie Boys - Paul's Boutique (1989) 11
6. Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble - Texas Flood (1983) 10
7. Nine Inch Nails - Pretty Hate Machine (1989) 9
8. Bruce Springsteen - Nebraska (1982) 8
9. Eric B. & Rakim - Paid In Full (1987) 7
10. Bruce Springsteen - The River (1980) 6
11. Iron Maiden - The Number of the Beast (1982) 5
12. The Smiths - Meat Is Murder (1985) 4
13. Hüsker Dü - Zen Arcade (1984) 3
14. Janet Jackson - Rhythm Nation 1814 (1989) 2
15. The Replacements - Let It Be (1984) 1

Posted by Gass3268 on Monday, 08.8.16 @ 22:08pm


1. X - Los Angeles (1980) 15 pts
2. Cyndi Lauper - She's So Unusual (1983)
3. Pixies - Doolittle (1989)
4. Run D.M.C. - Raising Hell (1986)
5. Michael Jackson - Bad (1987)
6. Nine Inch Nails - Pretty Hate Machine (1989)
7. Motörhead - Ace Of Spades (1980)
8. Billy Idol - Rebel Yell (1983)
9. Hüsker Dü - Zen Arcade (1984)
10. John "Cougar" Mellencamp - American Fool (1982)
11. Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble - Texas Flood (1983)
12. Janet Jackson - Rhythm Nation 1814 (1989)
13. De La Soul - 3 Feet High and Rising (1989)
14. Van Halen - 1984 (1984)
15. Bruce Springsteen - The River (1980)


Posted by jtrichey on Monday, 08.8.16 @ 23:24pm


Hüsker Dü - Zen Arcade (1984)-15
Metallica - ...And Justice For All (1988)-14
The Replacements - Let It Be (1984)-13
Bruce Springsteen - The River (1980)-12
Kate Bush - Hounds of Love (1985)-11
Janet Jackson - Rhythm Nation 1814 (1989)-10
Motörhead - Ace Of Spades (1980)-9
Pixies - Doolittle (1989)-8
Beastie Boys - Paul's Boutique (1989)-7
Iron Maiden - The Number of the Beast (1982)-6
X - Los Angeles (1980)-5
Run D.M.C. - Raising Hell (1986)-4
Bruce Springsteen - Nebraska (1982)-3
De La Soul - 3 Feet High and Rising (1989)-2
The Cure - Disintegration (1989)-1

Posted by Tom H. on Tuesday, 08.9.16 @ 18:03pm


Cyndi Lauper - She's So Unusual (1983) 15
John "Cougar" Mellencamp - American Fool (1982) 14
Billy Idol - Rebel Yell (1983) 13
Kate Bush - Hounds of Love (1985) 12
Van Halen - 1984 (1984) 11
Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble - Texas Flood (1983) 10
Bruce Springsteen - The River (1980) 9
The Cure - Disintegration (1989) 8
The Smiths - Meat Is Murder (1985) 7
Michael Jackson - Bad (1987) 6
Hüsker Dü - Zen Arcade (1984) 5
Janet Jackson - Rhythm Nation 1814 (1989) 4
Run D.M.C. - Raising Hell (1986) 3
Pixies - Doolittle (1989) 2
Bruce Springsteen - Nebraska (1982) 1

Posted by Jennifer on Tuesday, 08.9.16 @ 23:00pm


Darren, I'm gonna post my ranking in 5 minutes or so.

Posted by Nick on Tuesday, 08.9.16 @ 23:03pm


Janet Jackson - Rhythm Nation 1814 (1989) - 15
Eric B. & Rakim - Paid In Full (1987) - 14
The Replacements - Let It Be (1984) - 13
Nine Inch Nails - Pretty Hate Machine (1989) - 12
Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble - Texas Flood (1983) - 11
Van Halen - 1984 (1984) - 10
Michael Jackson - Bad (1987) - 9
Motörhead - Ace Of Spades (1980) - 8
The Smiths - Meat Is Murder (1985) - 7
The Cure - Disintegration (1989) - 6
Run D.M.C. - Raising Hell (1986) - 5
Bruce Springsteen - The River (1980) - 4
Kate Bush - Hounds of Love (1985) - 3
De La Soul - 3 Feet High and Rising (1989) - 2
John "Cougar" Mellencamp - American Fool (1982) - 1

Posted by Nick on Tuesday, 08.9.16 @ 23:06pm


Initial Ranking voting is now closed.

Here are the final results (let me know ASAP if there are any errors):

Pixies - Doolittle (1989) - 82
Michael Jackson - Bad (1987) - 73
Janet Jackson - Rhythm Nation 1814 (1989) - 69
Run D.M.C. - Raising Hell (1986) - 64
The Replacements - Let It Be (1984) - 62
Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble - Texas Flood (1983) - 59
The Smiths - Meat Is Murder (1985) - 58
Nine Inch Nails - Pretty Hate Machine (1989) - 56
Van Halen - 1984 (1984) - 56
The Cure - Disintegration (1989) - 51
Beastie Boys - Paul's Boutique (1989) - 50
Bruce Springsteen - The River (1980) - 50
Motörhead - Ace Of Spades (1980) - 50
Metallica - ...And Justice For All (1988) - 49
Hüsker Dü - Zen Arcade (1984) - 47
Kate Bush - Hounds of Love (1985) - 47
___________________________

Iron Maiden - The Number of the Beast (1982) - 42
Eric B. & Rakim - Paid In Full (1987) - 41
X - Los Angeles (1980) - 41
Billy Idol - Rebel Yell (1983) - 39
Cyndi Lauper - She's So Unusual (1983) - 35
Bruce Springsteen - Nebraska (1982) - 28
De La Soul - 3 Feet High and Rising (1989) - 26
John "Cougar" Mellencamp - American Fool (1982) - 25


Voting is now open for the final rankings.

The following 16 albums have been qualified to be ranked between #26 and #41 in the 1980s rankings:

Beastie Boys - Paul's Boutique (1989)
Bruce Springsteen - The River (1980)
Hüsker Dü - Zen Arcade (1984)
Janet Jackson - Rhythm Nation 1814 (1989)
Kate Bush - Hounds of Love (1985)
Metallica - ...And Justice For All (1988)
Michael Jackson - Bad (1987)
Motörhead - Ace Of Spades (1980)
Nine Inch Nails - Pretty Hate Machine (1989)
Pixies - Doolittle (1989)
Run D.M.C. - Raising Hell (1986)
Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble - Texas Flood (1983)
The Cure - Disintegration (1989)
The Replacements - Let It Be (1984)
The Smiths - Meat Is Murder (1985)
Van Halen - 1984 (1984)


To participate in the final rankings, rank all 16 albums in order of preference. The highest-ranked song gets 16 points, the second-highest 15 and so on.

In the event of a tie, the first tiebreaker is the album's score in this round's initial ranking. The second tiebreaker is determined by giving one point to each album for being the highest-ranked album on each individual's final ranking this round. The third tiebreaker is the same as the second tiebreaker, except for using the initial rankings. If the tie still isn't resolved, there will be a head-to-head tiebreaker vote after the conclusion of all rankings in the project.

There will be two days of final rankings.

Final rankings will end at 10 PM Central on Thursday the 11th.

Posted by Darren on Tuesday, 08.9.16 @ 23:46pm


1. Beastie Boys- Paul's Boutique (1989) 15 pts
2. Run D.M.C.- Raising Hell (1986)
3. Pixies- Doolittle (1989)
4. Janet Jackson- Janet Jackson's Rhythm Nation 1814 (1989)
5. Michael Jackson- Bad (1987)
6. The Replacements- Let it Be (1984)
7. Van Halen- 1984 (1984)
8. The Cure- Disintegration (1989)
9. Kate Bush- Hounds of Love (1985)
10. Bruce Springsteen- The River (1980)
11. Metallica- ....And Justice for All (1988)
12. Nine Inch Nails- Pretty Hate Machine (1989)
13. Motorhead- Ace of Spades (1980)
14. Husker Du- Zen Arcade (1984)
15. The Smiths- Meat is Murder (1985) (1 pt)

Posted by Donnie on Wednesday, 08.10.16 @ 00:47am


Disregard the previous post. Here is my correct ballot.


1. Beastie Boys- Paul's Boutique (1989) 16 pts
2. Run D.M.C.- Raising Hell (1986)
3. Pixies- Doolittle (1989)
4. Janet Jackson- Janet Jackson's Rhythm Nation 1814 (1989)
5. Michael Jackson- Bad (1987)
6. The Replacements- Let it Be (1984)
7. Van Halen- 1984 (1984)
8. The Cure- Disintegration (1989)
9. Kate Bush- Hounds of Love (1985)
10. Bruce Springsteen- The River (1980)
11. Metallica- ....And Justice for All (1988)
12. Nine Inch Nails- Pretty Hate Machine (1989)
13. Motorhead- Ace of Spades (1980)
14. Husker Du- Zen Arcade (1984)
15. Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble- Texas Flood (1983)
16. The Smiths- Meat is Murder (1985) (1 pt)

Posted by Donnie on Wednesday, 08.10.16 @ 00:49am


Pixies - Doolittle (1989)- 16
Janet Jackson - Rhythm Nation 1814 (1989)- 15
Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble - Texas Flood (1983)- 14
Bruce Springsteen - The River (1980)- 13
Run D.M.C. - Raising Hell (1986)- 12
The Smiths - Meat Is Murder (1985)- 11
Michael Jackson - Bad (1987)- 10
Beastie Boys - Paul's Boutique (1989)- 9
Kate Bush - Hounds of Love (1985)- 8
Hüsker Dü - Zen Arcade (1984)- 7
The Replacements - Let It Be (1984)- 6
Motörhead - Ace Of Spades (1980)- 5
Metallica - ...And Justice For All (1988)- 4
The Cure - Disintegration (1989)- 3
Van Halen - 1984 (1984)- 2
Nine Inch Nails - Pretty Hate Machine (1989)- 1

Posted by AlexVoltaire on Wednesday, 08.10.16 @ 09:06am


Hüsker Dü - Zen Arcade (1984)-16
Metallica - ...And Justice For All (1988)-15
The Replacements - Let It Be (1984)-14
Bruce Springsteen - The River (1980)-13
Kate Bush - Hounds of Love (1985)-12
Janet Jackson - Rhythm Nation 1814 (1989)-11
Motörhead - Ace Of Spades (1980)-10
Pixies - Doolittle (1989)-9
Beastie Boys - Paul's Boutique (1989)-8
Run D.M.C. - Raising Hell (1986)-7
The Cure - Disintegration (1989)-6
Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble - Texas Flood (1983)-5
Van Halen - 1984 (1984)-4
The Smiths - Meat Is Murder (1985)-3
Michael Jackson - Bad (1987)-2
Nine Inch Nails - Pretty Hate Machine (1989)-1

Posted by Tom H. on Wednesday, 08.10.16 @ 10:51am


Janet Jackson - Rhythm Nation 1814 (1989) - 15
The Replacements - Let It Be (1984) - 14
Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble - Texas Flood (1983) - 13
Nine Inch Nails - Pretty Hate Machine (1989) - 12
Kate Bush - Hounds of Love (1985) - 11
Run D.M.C. - Raising Hell (1986) - 10
Van Halen - 1984 (1984) - 9
Motörhead - Ace Of Spades (1980) - 8
The Smiths - Meat Is Murder (1985) - 7
Beastie Boys - Paul's Boutique (1989) - 6
Michael Jackson - Bad (1987) - 5
Bruce Springsteen - The River (1980) - 4
The Cure - Disintegration (1989) - 3
Pixies - Doolittle (1989) - 2
Hüsker Dü - Zen Arcade (1984) -2
Metallica - ...And Justice For All (1988) - 1

Posted by Nick on Wednesday, 08.10.16 @ 10:59am


Pixies - Doolittle (1989) - 16
Metallica - ...And Justice For All (1988) - 15
Janet Jackson - Rhythm Nation 1814 (1989) - 14
Michael Jackson - Bad (1987) - 13
Van Halen - 1984 (1984) - 12
The Replacements - Let It Be (1984) - 11
Nine Inch Nails - Pretty Hate Machine (1989) - 10
The Smiths - Meat Is Murder (1985) - 9
Bruce Springsteen - The River (1980) - 8
Hüsker Dü - Zen Arcade (1984) - 7
Run D.M.C. - Raising Hell (1986) - 6
Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble - Texas Flood (1983) - 5
Beastie Boys - Paul's Boutique (1989) - 4
The Cure - Disintegration (1989) - 3
Motörhead - Ace Of Spades (1980) - 2
Kate Bush - Hounds of Love (1985) - 1

Posted by Darren on Wednesday, 08.10.16 @ 23:02pm


1. Pixies - Doolittle (1989) 16 pts
2. Run D.M.C. - Raising Hell (1986)
3. Michael Jackson - Bad (1987)
4. Nine Inch Nails - Pretty Hate Machine (1989)
5. Motörhead - Ace Of Spades (1980)
6. Hüsker Dü - Zen Arcade (1984)
7. Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble - Texas Flood (1983)
8. Janet Jackson - Rhythm Nation 1814 (1989)
9. Van Halen - 1984 (1984)
10. Bruce Springsteen - The River (1980)
11. Metallica - ...And Justice For All (1988)
12. The Cure - Disintegration (1989)
13. The Replacements - Let It Be (1984)
14. The Smiths - Meat Is Murder (1985)
15. Kate Bush - Hounds of Love (1985)
16. Beastie Boys - Paul's Boutique (1989)

Posted by jtrichey on Wednesday, 08.10.16 @ 23:03pm


The Cure - Disintegration (1989)16
The Smiths - Meat Is Murder (1985)15
Nine Inch Nails - Pretty Hate Machine (1989)14
Kate Bush - Hounds of Love (1985)13
Run D.M.C. - Raising Hell (1986)12
Hüsker Dü - Zen Arcade (1984)11
Metallica - ...And Justice For All (1988)10
The Replacements - Let It Be (1984)9
Beastie Boys - Paul's Boutique (1989)8
Pixies - Doolittle (1989)7
Motörhead - Ace Of Spades (1980)6
Van Halen - 1984 (1984)5
Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble - Texas Flood (1983)4
Bruce Springsteen - The River (1980)3
Janet Jackson - Rhythm Nation 1814 (1989)2
Michael Jackson - Bad (1987)1

Posted by DarinRG on Wednesday, 08.10.16 @ 23:16pm


For some reason I had only 15 albums (as opposed to the 16 qualified albums) for my initial list so Darren use this list instead:

Janet Jackson - Rhythm Nation 1814 (1989) - 16
The Replacements - Let It Be (1984) - 15
Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble - Texas Flood (1983) - 14
Nine Inch Nails - Pretty Hate Machine (1989) - 13
Motörhead - Ace Of Spades (1980) - 12
Kate Bush - Hounds of Love (1985) - 11
Van Halen - 1984 (1984) - 10
Run D.M.C. - Raising Hell (1986) - 9
Beastie Boys - Paul's Boutique (1989) - 8
Bruce Springsteen - The River (1980) - 7
The Smiths - Meat Is Murder (1985) - 6
The Cure - Disintegration (1989) - 5
Pixies - Doolittle (1989) - 4
Michael Jackson - Bad (1987) - 3
Hüsker Dü - Zen Arcade (1984) - 2
Metallica - ...And Justice For All (1988) - 1

Posted by Nick on Thursday, 08.11.16 @ 07:04am


Metallica - ...And Justice For All (1988) 16
Van Halen - 1984 (1984) 15
Motörhead - Ace Of Spades (1980) 14
Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble - Texas Flood (1983) 13
The Smiths - Meat Is Murder (1985) 12
Beastie Boys - Paul's Boutique (1989) 11
Michael Jackson - Bad (1987) 10
Hüsker Dü - Zen Arcade (1984) 9
Nine Inch Nails - Pretty Hate Machine (1989) 8
Pixies - Doolittle (1989) 7
The Cure - Disintegration (1989) 6
The Replacements - Let It Be (1984) 5
Run D.M.C. - Raising Hell (1986) 4
Bruce Springsteen - The River (1980) 3
Janet Jackson - Rhythm Nation 1814 (1989) 2
Kate Bush - Hounds of Love (1985) 1

Posted by Mike on Thursday, 08.11.16 @ 12:31pm


Kate Bush - Hounds of Love (1985) 16
Van Halen - 1984 (1984) 15
The Smiths - Meat Is Murder (1985) 14
The Cure - Disintegration (1989) 13
Michael Jackson - Bad (1987) 12
Bruce Springsteen - The River (1980) 11
Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble - Texas Flood (1983) 10
Hüsker Dü - Zen Arcade (1984) 9
Run D.M.C. - Raising Hell (1986) 8
Janet Jackson - Rhythm Nation 1814 (1989) 7
Pixies - Doolittle (1989) 6
Nine Inch Nails - Pretty Hate Machine (1989) 5
The Replacements - Let It Be (1984) 4
Metallica - ...And Justice For All (1988) 3
Beastie Boys - Paul's Boutique (1989) 2
Motörhead - Ace Of Spades (1980) 1

Posted by Jennifer on Thursday, 08.11.16 @ 23:02pm


Final Rankings are now closed.

Here are the final results (let me know ASAP if there are any errors):

Pixies - Doolittle (1989) - 95
Janet Jackson - Rhythm Nation 1814 (1989) - 89
Run D.M.C. - Raising Hell (1986) - 88
Van Halen - 1984 (1984) - 81
The Replacements - Let It Be (1984) - 79

Michael Jackson - Bad (1987) - 77 (73 Points in Initial Rankings)
Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble - Texas Flood (1983) - 77 (59 Points in Initial Rankings)

Metallica - ...And Justice For All (1988) - 76
The Smiths - Meat Is Murder (1985) - 74

Bruce Springsteen - The River (1980) - 72 (50 Points in Initial Rankings)
Kate Bush - Hounds of Love (1985) - 72 (47 Points in Initial Rankings)

Nine Inch Nails - Pretty Hate Machine (1989) - 70
Beastie Boys - Paul's Boutique (1989) - 67

The Cure - Disintegration (1989) - 66 (51 Points in Initial Rankings)
Motörhead - Ace Of Spades (1980) - 66 (50 Points in Initial Rankings)

Hüsker Dü - Zen Arcade (1984) - 65


Here are the updated rankings for each group:

Top 100 Overall

1. The Beatles - Sgt. Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band (1967)
2. Pink Floyd - Dark Side of the Moon (1973)
3. The Beach Boys - Pet Sounds (1966)
4. Led Zeppelin - Untitled (Led Zeppelin IV/ZOSO) (1971)
5. Nirvana - Nevermind (1991)
6. Michael Jackson - Thriller (1982)
7. Bob Dylan - Highway 61 Revisited (1965)
8. The Beatles - Revolver [UK] (1966)
9. The Doors - The Doors (1967)
10. The Beatles - Rubber Soul [UK] (1965)
11. The Jimi Hendrix Experience - Are You Experienced (1967)
12. The Clash - London Calling (1979)
13. The Beatles - Abbey Road (1969)
14. David Bowie - The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From Mars (1972)
15. U2 - The Joshua Tree (1987)
16. The Who - Who's Next (1971)
17. Prince & the Revolution - Purple Rain (1984)
18. Fleetwood Mac - Rumours (1977)
19. Marvin Gaye - What's Going On (1971)
20. Radiohead - OK Computer (1997)
21. Guns N' Roses - Appetite For Destruction (1987)
22. Pink Floyd - The Wall (1979)
23. Black Sabbath - Paranoid (1970)
24. Public Enemy - It Takes A Nation Of Millions To Hold Us Back (1988)
25. The Moody Blues - Days of Future Passed (1967)
26. The Beatles - The Beatles (1968)
27. Led Zeppelin - Led Zeppelin II (1969)
28. Bruce Springsteen - Born To Run (1975)
29. The Velvet Underground - The Velvet Underground And Nico (1967)
30. Carole King - Tapestry (1971)
31. The Rolling Stones - Exile On Main St. (1972)
32. Bob Dylan - Blonde On Blonde (1966)
33. Stevie Wonder - Songs in the Key of Life (1976)
34. Pearl Jam - Ten (1991)
35. Pink Floyd - Wish You Were Here (1975)
36. Ramones - Ramones (1976)
37. AC/DC - Back In Black (1980)
38. Bruce Springsteen - Born In The U.S.A. (1984)
39. N.W.A - Straight Outta Compton (1988)
40. R.E.M. - Automatic For The People (1992)
41. Miles Davis - Kind of Blue (1959)
42. Bob Marley & The Wailers - Exodus (1977)
43. U2 - Achtung Baby (1991)
44. Talking Heads - Remain In Light (1980)
45. Smashing Pumpkins - Mellon Collie And The Infinite Sadness (1995)
46. Simon & Garfunkel - Bridge Over Troubled Water (1970)
47. The Rolling Stones - Let it Bleed (1969)
48. Joni Mitchell - Blue (1971)
49. The Rolling Stones - Sticky Fingers (1971)
50. Van Morrison - Moondance (1970)
51. John Lennon - Imagine (1971)
52. The Eagles - Hotel California (1976)
53. Nine Inch Nails - The Downward Spiral (1994)
54. Kanye West - My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy (2010)
55. Curtis Mayfield - Superfly (1972)
56. Stevie Wonder - Innervisions (1973)
57. Kraftwerk - Autobahn (1974)
58. Johnny Cash - Johnny Cash At Folsom Prison (1968)
59. Bob Dylan - The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan (1963)
60. David Bowie - Hunky Dory (1971)
61. James Brown - Live At The Apollo (1963)
62. The Band - Music From Big Pink (1968)
63. Van Morrison - Astral Weeks (1968)
64. Metallica - Master of Puppets (1986)
65. T. Rex - Electric Warrior (1971)
66. The Doors - L.A. Woman (1971)
67. Peter Gabriel - So (1986)
68. Led Zeppelin - Physical Graffiti (1975)
69. George Harrison - All Things Must Pass (1970)
70. Led Zeppelin - Led Zeppelin (1969)
71. The Who - Tommy (1969)
72. Metallica - Metallica (The Black Album) (1991)
73. Neil Young - Harvest (1972)
74. Elton John - Goodbye Yellow Brick Road (1973)
75. Arcade Fire - The Suburbs (2010)
76. Bee Gees & Various Artists - Saturday Night Fever: The Original Movie Sound Track (1977)
77. Beastie Boys - Licensed To Ill (1986)
78. R.E.M. - Document (1987)
79. Red Hot Chili Peppers - Blood Sugar Sex Magik (1991)
80. Dr. Dre - The Chronic (1992)
81. The Zombies - Odessey And Oracle (1968)
82. The Smiths - The Queen is Dead (1986)
83. Cream - Disraeli Gears (1967)
84. Alanis Morissette - Jagged Little Pill (1995)
85. Creedence Clearwater Revival - Cosmo's Factory (1970)
86. Queen - A Night At The Opera (1975)
87. Green Day - American Idiot (2004)
88. Sly & The Family Stone - Stand! (1969)
89. Beck - Odelay (1996)
90. Tom Petty - Full Moon Fever (1989)
91. Oasis - (What's The Story) Morning Glory? (1995)
92. Prince & the Revolution - 1999 (1982)
93. Green Day - Dookie (1994)
94. Aretha Franklin - I Never Loved A Man The Way I Love You (1967)
95. Pearl Jam - Vs. (1993)
96. Smashing Pumpkins - Siamese Dream (1993)
97. Buddy Holly & The Crickets - The "Chirping" Crickets (1957)
98. The Rolling Stones - Beggars Banquet (1968)
99. Aerosmith - Toys In The Attic (1975)
100. Adele - 21 (2011)


Pre-1970

1. The Beatles - Sgt. Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band (1967)
2. The Beach Boys - Pet Sounds (1966)
3. Bob Dylan - Highway 61 Revisited (1965)
4. The Beatles - Revolver [UK] (1966)
5. The Doors - The Doors (1967)
6. The Beatles - Rubber Soul [UK] (1965)
7. The Jimi Hendrix Experience - Are You Experienced (1967)
8. The Beatles - Abbey Road (1969)
9. The Moody Blues - Days of Future Passed (1967)
10. The Beatles - The Beatles (1968)
11. Led Zeppelin - Led Zeppelin II (1969)
12. The Velvet Underground - The Velvet Underground And Nico (1967)
13. Bob Dylan - Blonde On Blonde (1966)
14. Miles Davis - Kind of Blue (1959)
15. The Rolling Stones - Let it Bleed (1969)
16. Johnny Cash - Johnny Cash At Folsom Prison (1968)
17. Bob Dylan - The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan (1963)
18. James Brown - Live At The Apollo (1963)
19. The Band - Music From Big Pink (1968)
20. Van Morrison - Astral Weeks (1968)
21. Led Zeppelin - Led Zeppelin (1969)
22. The Who - Tommy (1969)
23. The Zombies - Odessey And Oracle (1968)
24. Cream - Disraeli Gears (1967)
25. Sly & The Family Stone - Stand! (1969)
26. Aretha Franklin - I Never Loved A Man The Way I Love You (1967)
27. Buddy Holly & The Crickets - The "Chirping" Crickets (1957)
28. The Rolling Stones - Beggars Banquet (1968)
29. Jefferson Airplane - Surrealistic Pillow (1967)
30. Ray Charles - Modern Sounds in Country and Western Music (1962)
31. MC5 - Kick Out The Jams (1969)
32. The Doors - Strange Days (1967)
33. Bob Dylan - Bringing It All Back Home (1965)
34. Crosby, Stills & Nash - Crosby, Stills & Nash (1969)
35. Elvis Presley - Elvis Presley (1956)
36. The Jimi Hendrix Experience - Electric Ladyland (1968)
37. Love - Forever Changes (1967)
38. Bob Dylan - The Times They Are a-Changin' (1964)
39. Santana - Santana (1969)
40. The Kinks - The Kinks Are The Village Green Preservation Society (1968)
41. The Mothers of Invention - Freak Out! (1966)
42. King Crimson - In the Court of the Crimson King (1969)
43. The Beatles - A Hard Day's Night [UK] (1964)
44. Simon & Garfunkel - Bookends (1968)
45. The Beatles - Help! [UK] (1965)
46. Dusty Springfield - Dusty in Memphis (1969)
47 (tie). Big Brother and the Holding Company - Cheap Thrills (1968)
47 (tie). Creedence Clearwater Revival - Green River (1969)
49. Creedence Clearwater Revival - Willy and the Poor Boys (1969)
50. The Doors - Waiting For The Sun (1968)
51. The Stooges - The Stooges (1969)
52. Neil Young & Crazy Horse - Everybody Knows This is Nowhere (1969)
53. Otis Redding - Otis Blue: Otis Redding Sings Soul (1965)
54. Bo Diddley - Bo Diddley (1958)
55. The Flying Burrito Brothers - The Gilded Palace Of Sin (1969)
56. Simon & Garfunkel - Parsley, Sage, Rosemary, And Thyme (1966)
57. Etta James - At Last! (1961)
58. Aretha Franklin - Aretha: Lady Soul (1968)
59. Muddy Waters - At Newport 1960 (1960)
60. Chicago - Chicago Transit Authority (1969)
61. Chuck Berry - Is On Top (1959)
62. Peter, Paul and Mary - Peter, Paul and Mary (1962)
63. The Beatles - Magical Mystery Tour [US] (1967)
64. The Who - The Who Sell Out (1967)
65. The Byrds - Mr. Tambourine Man (1965)
66. The Beatles - Please Please Me (1963)
67. The Who - My Generation [UK] (1965)
68. Frank Sinatra - In The Wee Small Hours (1955)
69. The Byrds - Sweetheart Of The Rodeo (1968)
70. Little Richard - Here's Little Richard (1957)
71. Albert King - Born Under a Bad Sign (1967)
72. Procol Harum - Procol Harum (1967)
73. Cream - Fresh Cream (1966)
74. Buffalo Springfield - Buffalo Springfield Again (1967)
75. The Kinks - Something Else By The Kinks (1967)
76. The Velvet Underground - The Velvet Underground (1969)
77. John Coltrane - A Love Supreme (1965)
78. Traffic - Mr. Fantasy (1967)
79. Cream - Wheels Of Fire (1968)
80. Grateful Dead - Live/Dead (1969)
81. The Byrds - Younger Than Yesterday (1967)
82. The Jimi Hendrix Experience - Axis: Bold As Love (1967)
83. Frank Zappa And The Mothers Of Invention - Hot Rats (1969)
84. Howlin' Wolf - Howlin' Wolf (The Rockin' Chair Album) (1962)
85. The Beatles - With The Beatles (1963)
86. The Meters - Look-Ka Py Py (1969)
87. The Mamas And The Papas - If You Can Believe Your Eyes And Ears (1966)
88. John Coltrane - Giant Steps (1960)
89. Booker T. & The M.G.'s - Green Onions (1962)
90. The Band - The Band (1969)
91. Leonard Cohen - Songs Of Leonard Cohen (1967)
92. The Kinks - Arthur (Or the Decline and Fall of the British Empire) (1969)
93. Dick Dale and His Del-Tones - Surfer's Choice (1962)
94. Robert Johnson - King of the Delta Blues Singers (1961)
95. The Paul Butterfield Blues Band - East-West (1966)
96. The Supremes - Where Did Our Love Go (1964)
97. Ray Charles - Ray Charles (1957)
98. Ornette Coleman - The Shape of Jazz To Come (1959)
99. Dave Brubeck - Time Out (1959)
100. Silver Apples - Silver Apples (1968)
101. Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band - Trout Mask Replica (1969)


1970s

1. Pink Floyd - Dark Side of the Moon (1973)
2. Led Zeppelin - Untitled (Led Zeppelin IV/ZOSO) (1971)
3. The Clash - London Calling (1979)
4. David Bowie - The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From Mars (1972)
5. The Who - Who's Next (1971)
6. Fleetwood Mac - Rumours (1977)
7. Marvin Gaye - What's Going On (1971)
8. Pink Floyd - The Wall (1979)
9. Black Sabbath - Paranoid (1970)
10. Bruce Springsteen - Born To Run (1975)
11. Carole King - Tapestry (1971)
12. The Rolling Stones - Exile On Main St. (1972)
13. Stevie Wonder - Songs in the Key of Life (1976)
14. Pink Floyd - Wish You Were Here (1975)
15. Ramones - Ramones (1976)
16. Bob Marley & The Wailers - Exodus (1977)
17. Simon & Garfunkel - Bridge Over Troubled Water (1970)
18. Joni Mitchell - Blue (1971)
19. The Rolling Stones - Sticky Fingers (1971)
20. Van Morrison - Moondance (1970)
21. John Lennon - Imagine (1971)
22. The Eagles - Hotel California (1976)
23. Curtis Mayfield - Superfly (1972)
24. Stevie Wonder - Innervisions (1973)
25. Kraftwerk - Autobahn (1974)
26. David Bowie - Hunky Dory (1971)
27. T. Rex - Electric Warrior (1971)
28. The Doors - L.A. Woman (1971)
29. Led Zeppelin - Physical Graffiti (1975)
30. George Harrison - All Things Must Pass (1970)
31. Neil Young - Harvest (1972)
32. Elton John - Goodbye Yellow Brick Road (1973)
33. Bee Gees & Various Artists - Saturday Night Fever: The Original Movie Sound Track (1977)
34. Creedence Clearwater Revival - Cosmo's Factory (1970)
35. Queen - A Night At The Opera (1975)
36. Aerosmith - Toys In The Attic (1975)
37. Deep Purple - Machine Head (1972)
38. Boston - Boston (1976)
39. Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young - Deja Vu (1970)
40. Billy Joel - The Stranger (1977)
41. Derek & The Dominos - Layla & Other Assorted Love Songs (1970)
42. Sex Pistols - Never Mind The Bollocks, Here's The Sex Pistols (1977)
43. Neil Young - After the Gold Rush (1970)
44. Black Sabbath - Black Sabbath (1970)
45. Michael Jackson - Off the Wall (1979)
46. Jethro Tull - Aqualung (1971)
47. Kraftwerk - Trans-Europe Express (1977)
48. The Clash - The Clash [US] (1977)
49. AC/DC - Highway to Hell (1979)
50. John Lennon - John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band (1970)
51. The Cars - The Cars (1978)
52. Cheap Trick - Cheap Trick At Budokan (1978)
53. Paul McCartney & Wings - Band on the Run (1973)
54. The Who - Quadrophenia (1973)
55. Lou Reed - Transformer (1972)
56. Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers - Damn the Torpedoes (1979)
57. Blondie - Parallel Lines (1978)
58. Led Zeppelin - Houses of the Holy (1973)
59. Steely Dan - Aja (1977)
60. Patti Smith - Horses (1975)
61. Alice Cooper - Billion Dollar Babies (1973)
62. The Allman Brothers Band - At Fillmore East (1971)
63. Van Halen - Van Halen (1978)
64. James Taylor - Sweet Baby James (1970)
65. Janis Joplin - Pearl (1971)
66. Elvis Costello - My Aim Is True (1977)
67. Bruce Springsteen - Darkness on the Edge of Town (1978)
68. Santana - Abraxas (1970)
69. New York Dolls - New York Dolls (1973)
70. Bob Dylan - Blood On The Tracks (1975)
71. Big Star - #1 Record (1972)
72. Steve Miller Band - Fly Like An Eagle (1976)
73. Meat Loaf - Bat Out Of Hell (1977)
74. The Beatles - Let It Be (1970)
75. The Eagles - Eagles (1972)
76. The Doors - Morrison Hotel (1970)
77. Warren Zevon - Excitable Boy (1978)
78. Peter Frampton - Frampton Comes Alive! (1976)
79. Rush - 2112 (1976)
80. Cat Stevens - Tea For The Tillerman (1970)
81. Devo - Q: Are We Not Men? A: We Are Devo! (1978)
82. Chicago - Chicago (II) (1970)
83. Stevie Wonder - Talking Book (1972)
84. Lynyrd Skynyrd - Pronounced Leh-nerd Skin-nerd (1973)
85. Yes - The Yes Album (1971)
86. Heart - Dreamboat Annie (1976)
87. Supertramp - Breakfast in America (1979)
88. Talking Heads - More Songs About Buildings And Food (1978)
89. The Allman Brothers Band - Eat a Peach (1972)
90. The Cars - Candy-O (1979)
91. The Police - Outlandos d'Amour (1978)
92. Iggy Pop - Lust for Life (1977)
93. David Bowie - Aladdin Sane (1973)
94. Roxy Music - Roxy Music (1972)
95. Miles Davis - Bitches Brew (1970)
96. Sly & The Family Stone - There's A Riot Goin' On (1971)
97. Brian Eno - Ambient 1: Music For Airports (1978)
98. Yes - Fragile (1971)
99. David Bowie - Low (1977)
100. Jethro Tull - Thick As A Brick (1972)


1980s

1. Michael Jackson - Thriller (1982)
2. U2 - The Joshua Tree (1987)
3. Prince & the Revolution - Purple Rain (1984)
4. Guns N' Roses - Appetite For Destruction (1987)
5. Public Enemy - It Takes A Nation Of Millions To Hold Us Back (1988)
6. AC/DC - Back In Black (1980)
7. Bruce Springsteen - Born In The U.S.A. (1984)
8. N.W.A - Straight Outta Compton (1988)
9. Talking Heads - Remain In Light (1980)
10. Metallica - Master of Puppets (1986)
11. Peter Gabriel - So (1986)
12. Beastie Boys - Licensed To Ill (1986)
13. R.E.M. - Document (1987)
14. The Smiths - The Queen is Dead (1986)
15. Tom Petty - Full Moon Fever (1989)
16. Prince & the Revolution - 1999 (1982)
17. Dire Straits - Brothers in Arms (1985)
18. R.E.M. - Murmur (1983)
19. Paul Simon - Graceland (1986)
20. The Police - Synchronicity (1983)
21. The Clash - Combat Rock (1982)
22. Duran Duran - Rio (1982)
23. Sonic Youth - Daydream Nation (1988)
24. David Bowie - Let's Dance (1983)
25. Ozzy Osbourne - Blizzard Of Ozz (1980)
26. Pixies - Doolittle (1989)
27. Janet Jackson - Rhythm Nation 1814 (1989)
28. Run D.M.C. - Raising Hell (1986)
29. Van Halen - 1984 (1984)
30. The Replacements - Let It Be (1984)
31. Michael Jackson - Bad (1987)
32. Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble - Texas Flood (1983)
33. Metallica - ...And Justice For All (1988)
34. The Smiths - Meat Is Murder (1985)
35. Bruce Springsteen - The River (1980)
36. Kate Bush - Hounds of Love (1985)
37. Nine Inch Nails - Pretty Hate Machine (1989)
38. Beastie Boys - Paul's Boutique (1989)
39. The Cure - Disintegration (1989)
40. Motörhead - Ace Of Spades (1980)
41. Hüsker Dü - Zen Arcade (1984)


1990s

1. Nirvana - Nevermind (1991)
2. Radiohead - OK Computer (1997)
3. Pearl Jam - Ten (1991)
4. R.E.M. - Automatic For The People (1992)
5. U2 - Achtung Baby (1991)
6. Smashing Pumpkins - Mellon Collie And The Infinite Sadness (1995)
7. Nine Inch Nails - The Downward Spiral (1994)
8. Metallica - Metallica (The Black Album) (1991)
9. Red Hot Chili Peppers - Blood Sugar Sex Magik (1991)
10. Dr. Dre - The Chronic (1992)
11. Alanis Morissette - Jagged Little Pill (1995)
12. Beck - Odelay (1996)
13. Oasis - (What's The Story) Morning Glory? (1995)
14. Green Day - Dookie (1994)
15. Pearl Jam - Vs. (1993)
16. Smashing Pumpkins - Siamese Dream (1993)


2000-2015

1. Kanye West - My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy (2010)
2. Arcade Fire - The Suburbs (2010)
3. Green Day - American Idiot (2004)
4. Adele - 21 (2011)


Nominations for Round 3 of the 1980s Group Rankings are now open.

Each voter (including new voters to the project, who are welcome to join at any time) can nominate as many as 50 qualified albums (a minimum of 35 nominations is required for this round for your ballot to be counted) that haven't been ranked yet (listed below). Voters must have at least 20 current nominations (or explain that they didn't think any other albums were worthy of nomination) for their nominations to be counted.

This will be the last round of replacement nominations for this group. The final round will be an open vote including all remaining, eligible albums.


Here are the maximum number of replacement nominations available this round for each voter that has previously nominated albums for this group:

Darren - 14
AlexVoltaire - 15
DarinRG - 8
Gassman - 14
Jennifer - 15
joker - 25
jtrichey - 18
Mike - 13
Nick - 15
Tom H. - 13

If you'd like additional replacement nominations, you'll need to specify which previously nominated album you would like to un-nominate.


Here is the list of qualified albums that haven't been ranked yet:

Bad Brains - Bad Brains (1982)
Bauhaus - In The Flat Field (1980)
Bauhaus - Mask (1981)
Billy Idol - Rebel Yell (1983)
Black Flag - Damaged (1981)
Bon Jovi - Slippery When Wet (1986)
Bonnie Raitt - Nick of Time (1989)
Bruce Springsteen - Nebraska (1982)
Cocteau Twins - Head Over Heels (1983)
Cyndi Lauper - She's So Unusual (1983)
De La Soul - 3 Feet High and Rising (1989)
Dead Kennedys - Fresh Fruit For Rotting Vegetables (1980)
Def Leppard - Pyromania (1983)
Depeche Mode - Music For The Masses (1987)
Devo - Freedom Of Choice (1980)
Echo & the Bunnymen - Echo & the Bunnymen (1987)
Einstürzende Neubauten - Zeichnungen des Patienten O.T. (1983)
Eric B. & Rakim - Paid In Full (1987)
Eric B. and Rakim - Follow the Leader (1988)
Eurythmics - Touch (1984)
Faith No More - The Real Thing (1989)
Foreigner - 4 (1981)
Fugazi - Fugazi (1988)
Genesis - Invisible Touch (1986)
George Michael - Faith (1987)
Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five - The Message (1982)
Hall & Oates - Private Eyes (1981)
Hüsker Dü - New Day Rising (1985)
INXS - Kick (1987)
Iron Maiden - The Number of the Beast (1982)
Jane's Addiction - Nothing's Shocking (1988)
Janet Jackson - Control (1986)
John "Cougar" Mellencamp - American Fool (1982)
John Lennon & Yoko Ono - Double Fantasy (1980)
John Mellencamp - Scarecrow (1985)
Joy Division - Closer (1980)
Judas Priest - British Steel (1980)
Kate Bush - The Dreaming (1982)
Kraftwerk - Computer World (1981)
Living Colour - Vivid (1988)
LL Cool J - Radio (1985)
Los Lobos - How Will the Wolf Survive? (1984)
Madonna - Like A Prayer (1989)
Madonna - Like A Virgin (1984)
Megadeth - Peace Sells... But Who's Buying? (1986)
Metallica - Ride the Lightning (1984)
Minor Threat - Minor Threat (1981)
Minutemen - Double Nickels on the Dime (1984)
New Order - Power, Corruption & Lies (1983)
Nirvana - Bleach (1989)
Peter Gabriel - Gabriel (III) (Melt) (1980)
Phil Collins - No Jacket Required (1985)
Pixies - Surfer Rosa (1988)
Prince - Sign O' The Times (1987)
Public Enemy - Yo! Bum Rush The Show (1987)
Queen Latifah - All Hail the Queen (1989)
Queensrÿche - Operation: Mindcrime (1988)
R.E.M. - Green (1988)
REO Speedwagon - Hi Infidelity (1980)
Roxy Music - Avalon (1981)
Run-D.M.C. - Run-D.M.C. (1984)
Rush - Moving Pictures (1981)
Slayer - Reign In Blood (1986)
Steve Winwood - Back In The High Life (1986)
Talking Heads - Speaking in Tongues (1983)
Talking Heads - Stop Making Sense (1984)
Tears For Fears - Songs From The Big Chair (1985)
The B-52's - Cosmic Thing (1989)
The Cars - Heartbeat City (1984)
The Clash - Sandinista! (1980)
The Cure - Kiss Me Kiss Me Kiss Me (1987)
The Fall - This Nation's Saving Grace (1985)
The Go-Go's - Beauty And The Beat (1982)
The Human League - Dare (1981)
The Jesus & Mary Chain - Psychocandy (1985)
The Pogues - If I Should Fall From Grace With God (1988)
The Police - Ghost in the Machine (1981)
The Police - Zenyatta Mondatta (1980)
The Pretenders - Pretenders (1980)
The Replacements - Tim (1985)
The Rolling Stones - Tattoo You (1981)
The Stone Roses - The Stone Roses (1989)
Tom Waits - Rain Dogs (1985)
Tracy Chapman - Tracy Chapman (1989)
U2 - War (1983)
Violent Femmes - Violent Femmes (1983)
Whitney Houston - Whitney Houston (1985)
X - Los Angeles (1980)
Yes - 90125 (1983)
ZZ Top - Eliminator (1983)


There will be 3 days of replacement nominations. After the conclusion of replacement nominations, the approx. 25 albums with the most nominations will advance to this round's initial rankings to be qualified for final rankings. This round will rank 15 albums unless there is a tie at the end of the final rankings, in which case more than 15 albums could be ranked this round.


Replacement nominations will end at 10 PM Central on Sunday the 14th.

Posted by Darren on Thursday, 08.11.16 @ 23:54pm


My replacement nominations:

Billy Idol - Rebel Yell (1983)
Cyndi Lauper - She's So Unusual (1983)
Depeche Mode - Music For The Masses (1987)
Eric B. and Rakim - Follow the Leader (1988)
Foreigner - 4 (1981)
Fugazi - Fugazi (1988)
Genesis - Invisible Touch (1986)
INXS - Kick (1987)
The Clash - Sandinista! (1980)
The Jesus & Mary Chain - Psychocandy (1985)
The Police - Ghost in the Machine (1981)
The Police - Zenyatta Mondatta (1980)
U2 - War (1983)
Whitney Houston - Whitney Houston (1985)


For Your Consideration:

Violent Femmes - Violent Femmes (1983)
Pixies - Surfer Rosa (1988)
The Replacements - Tim (1985)
Talking Heads - Stop Making Sense (1984)
George Michael - Faith (1987)
Prince - Sign O' The Times (1987)
ZZ Top - Eliminator (1983)
Metallica - Ride the Lightning (1984)
Madonna - Like A Virgin (1984)
Talking Heads - Speaking in Tongues (1983)
John Mellencamp - Scarecrow (1985)
The Stone Roses - The Stone Roses (1989)
Tears For Fears - Songs From The Big Chair (1985)
Hüsker Dü - New Day Rising (1985)
John Lennon & Yoko Ono - Double Fantasy (1980)
Rush - Moving Pictures (1981)
Devo - Freedom Of Choice (1980)
Bonnie Raitt - Nick of Time (1989)
Iron Maiden - The Number of the Beast (1982)
Black Flag - Damaged (1981)

Posted by Darren on Thursday, 08.11.16 @ 23:57pm


Replacements:

Eric B. and Rakim - Follow the Leader (1988)
Fugazi - Fugazi (1988)
Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five - The Message (1982)
INXS - Kick (1987)
Judas Priest - British Steel (1980)
Talking Heads - Speaking in Tongues (1983)
The Cure - Kiss Me Kiss Me Kiss Me (1987)
Tracy Chapman - Tracy Chapman (1989)

Posted by DarinRG on Friday, 08.12.16 @ 23:03pm


Bauhaus - In The Flat Field (1980)
Depeche Mode - Music For The Masses (1987)
Echo & the Bunnymen - Echo & the Bunnymen (1987)
Minutemen - Double Nickels on the Dime (1984)
New Order - Power, Corruption & Lies (1983)
Pixies - Surfer Rosa (1988)
Prince - Sign O' The Times (1987)
Talking Heads - Speaking in Tongues (1983)
The Go-Go's - Beauty And The Beat (1982)
The Replacements - Tim (1985)
Violent Femmes - Violent Femmes (1983)

I've counted 75 points for Hüsker Dü - Zen Arcade (1984) by the way.

Posted by Mike on Saturday, 08.13.16 @ 08:42am


replacement noms:

Dead Kennedys - Fresh Fruit For Rotting Vegetables (1980)
Jane's Addiction - Nothing's Shocking (1988)
John Mellencamp - Scarecrow (1985)
Joy Division - Closer (1980)
LL Cool J - Radio (1985)
Minutemen - Double Nickels on the Dime (1984)
Queensrÿche - Operation: Mindcrime (1988)
The B-52's - Cosmic Thing (1989)
The Clash - Sandinista! (1980)
The Stone Roses - The Stone Roses (1989)
Tom Waits - Rain Dogs (1985)
Violent Femmes - Violent Femmes (1983)
Yes - 90125 (1983)

Posted by jtrichey on Saturday, 08.13.16 @ 11:47am


I won't use all of them, but here's some replacement nominations:

Bauhaus - Mask (1981)
Fugazi - Fugazi (1988)
Judas Priest - British Steel (1980)
Kraftwerk - Computer World (1981)
Megadeth - Peace Sells... But Who's Buying? (1986)
Queen Latifah - All Hail the Queen (1989)
Talking Heads - Speaking in Tongues (1983)
Talking Heads - Stop Making Sense (1984)
ZZ Top - Eliminator (1983)

My five highest priorities:

Bonnie Raitt - Nick of Time (1989)
De La Soul - 3 Feet High and Rising (1989)
Dead Kennedys - Fresh Fruit For Rotting Vegetables (1980)
Los Lobos - How Will the Wolf Survive? (1984)
The Pogues - If I Should Fall From Grace With God (1988)

Posted by AlexVoltaire on Saturday, 08.13.16 @ 13:53pm


My Replacements:
Black Flag - Damaged (1981)
Cocteau Twins - Head Over Heels (1983)
Eric B. and Rakim - Follow the Leader (1988)
Eurythmics - Touch (1984)
Genesis - Invisible Touch (1986)
Hüsker Dü - New Day Rising (1985)
Kate Bush - The Dreaming (1982)
Madonna - Like A Virgin (1984)
Minor Threat - Minor Threat (1981)
Phil Collins - No Jacket Required (1985)
R.E.M. - Green (1988)
Roxy Music - Avalon (1981)
Rush - Moving Pictures (1981)
The Pogues - If I Should Fall From Grace With God (1988)
The Police - Ghost in the Machine (1981)

Posted by Nick on Saturday, 08.13.16 @ 16:53pm


Replacement nominations

Black Flag - Damaged (1981)
Bon Jovi - Slippery When Wet (1986)
Dead Kennedys - Fresh Fruit For Rotting Vegetables (1980)
Jane's Addiction - Nothing's Shocking (1988)
Megadeth - Peace Sells... But Who's Buying? (1986)
Metallica - Ride the Lightning (1984)
Minor Threat - Minor Threat (1981)
R.E.M. - Green (1988)
Slayer - Reign In Blood (1986)
Talking Heads - Stop Making Sense (1984)
The Cure - Kiss Me Kiss Me Kiss Me (1987)
The Police - Ghost in the Machine (1981)
The Police - Zenyatta Mondatta (1980)

Posted by Tom H. on Saturday, 08.13.16 @ 21:24pm


1. Bauhaus - In The Flat Field (1980)
2. Einstürzende Neubauten - Zeichnungen des Patienten O.T. (1983)
3. Los Lobos - How Will the Wolf Survive? (1984)
4. Minor Threat - Minor Threat (1981)
5. Peter Gabriel - Gabriel (III) (Melt) (1980)
6. R.E.M. - Green (1988)
7. Roxy Music - Avalon (1981)
8. The Cars - Heartbeat City (1984)
9. The Clash - Sandinista! (1980)
10. The Cure - Kiss Me Kiss Me Kiss Me (1987)
11. The Police - Zenyatta Mondatta (1980)
12. The Rolling Stones - Tattoo You (1981)
13. The Stone Roses - The Stone Roses (1989)
14. Tom Waits - Rain Dogs (1985)

Posted by Gass3268 on Saturday, 08.13.16 @ 23:55pm


Replacements:

Black Flag - Damaged (1981)
Cocteau Twins - Head Over Heels (1983)
Depeche Mode - Music For The Masses (1987)
Eurythmics - Touch (1984)
New Order - Power, Corruption & Lies (1983)
Prince - Sign O' The Times (1987)
Queen Latifah - All Hail the Queen (1989)
R.E.M. - Green (1988)
Roxy Music - Avalon (1981)
Rush - Moving Pictures (1981)
The Cure - Kiss Me Kiss Me Kiss Me (1987)
U2 - War (1983)

Posted by Jennifer on Sunday, 08.14.16 @ 07:36am


Round 3 Nominations for the 1980s Group are now closed.

The following 33 albums received at least 6 nominations and will be included in the Initial Rankings:

Billy Idol - Rebel Yell (1983)
Black Flag - Damaged (1981)
Bruce Springsteen - Nebraska (1982)
Cyndi Lauper - She's So Unusual (1983)
De La Soul - 3 Feet High and Rising (1989)
Dead Kennedys - Fresh Fruit For Rotting Vegetables (1980)
Depeche Mode - Music For The Masses (1987)
Eric B. & Rakim - Paid In Full (1987)
Foreigner - 4 (1981)
Fugazi - Fugazi (1988)
INXS - Kick (1987)
Iron Maiden - The Number of the Beast (1982)
John "Cougar" Mellencamp - American Fool (1982)
John Mellencamp - Scarecrow (1985)
Judas Priest - British Steel (1980)
Minor Threat - Minor Threat (1981)
New Order - Power, Corruption & Lies (1983)
Prince - Sign O' The Times (1987)
R.E.M. - Green (1988)
Roxy Music - Avalon (1981)
Rush - Moving Pictures (1981)
Talking Heads - Speaking in Tongues (1983)
Talking Heads - Stop Making Sense (1984)
The Cars - Heartbeat City (1984)
The Clash - Sandinista! (1980)
The Cure - Kiss Me Kiss Me Kiss Me (1987)
The Pogues - If I Should Fall From Grace With God (1988)
The Police - Ghost in the Machine (1981)
The Police - Zenyatta Mondatta (1980)
U2 - War (1983)
Violent Femmes - Violent Femmes (1983)
Whitney Houston - Whitney Houston (1985)
X - Los Angeles (1980)


Any voter that would like to is eligible to vote in the Initial Rankings. To vote, rank 15 albums in order of preference. The highest-ranked song gets 15 points, the second-highest 14 points and so on.

The 14 albums that receive the most points (with more than 14 in the event of a tie for 14th) will be qualified for the final rankings vote for the 1980s group, to be ranked between #42 and #55 in the final rankings.

There will be three days of initial ranking votes.

Rankings will end at 10 PM Central on Wednesday the 17th.

Posted by Darren on Monday, 08.15.16 @ 00:53am


De La Soul - 3 Feet High and Rising (1989)- 15
Dead Kennedys - Fresh Fruit For Rotting Vegetables (1980)- 14
The Pogues - If I Should Fall From Grace With God (1988)- 13
Prince - Sign O' The Times (1987)- 12
Cyndi Lauper - She's So Unusual (1983)- 11
The Clash - Sandinista! (1980)- 10
Eric B. & Rakim - Paid In Full (1987)- 9
Iron Maiden - The Number of the Beast (1982)- 8
Judas Priest - British Steel (1980)- 7
X - Los Angeles (1980)- 6
Whitney Houston - Whitney Houston (1985)- 5
The Police - Ghost in the Machine (1981)- 4
Violent Femmes - Violent Femmes (1983)- 3
Foreigner - 4 (1981)- 2
The Cars - Heartbeat City (1984)- 1

Posted by AlexVoltaire on Monday, 08.15.16 @ 07:56am


1. R.E.M. - Green (1988) 15 pts
2. X - Los Angeles (1980)
3. INXS - Kick (1987)
4. The Cars - Heartbeat City (1984)
5. U2 - War (1983)
6. The Police - Ghost in the Machine (1981)
7. Foreigner - 4 (1981)
8. Billy Idol - Rebel Yell (1983)
9. Judas Priest - British Steel (1980)
10. Talking Heads - Speaking in Tongues (1983)
11. Roxy Music - Avalon (1981)
12. John "Cougar" Mellencamp - American Fool (1982)
13. The Police - Zenyatta Mondatta (1980)
14. Cyndi Lauper - She's So Unusual (1983)
15. New Order - Power, Corruption & Lies (1983)

Great segment! This list is full of my favorites.

Posted by jtrichey on Monday, 08.15.16 @ 22:14pm


Violent Femmes - Violent Femmes (1983) - 15
Talking Heads - Stop Making Sense (1984) - 14
Prince - Sign O' The Times (1987) - 13
Talking Heads - Speaking in Tongues (1983) - 12
John Mellencamp - Scarecrow (1985) - 11
Rush - Moving Pictures (1981) - 10
Iron Maiden - The Number of the Beast (1982) - 9
Black Flag - Damaged (1981) - 8
R.E.M. - Green (1988) - 7
New Order - Power, Corruption & Lies (1983) - 6
Bruce Springsteen - Nebraska (1982) - 5
Dead Kennedys - Fresh Fruit For Rotting Vegetables (1980) - 4
Eric B. & Rakim - Paid In Full (1987) - 3
De La Soul - 3 Feet High and Rising (1989) - 2
Minor Threat - Minor Threat (1981) - 1

Posted by Darren on Monday, 08.15.16 @ 22:22pm


Rush - Moving Pictures (1981)-15
Roxy Music - Avalon (1981)-14
Talking Heads - Speaking in Tongues (1983)-13
Eric B. & Rakim - Paid In Full (1987)-12
Iron Maiden - The Number of the Beast (1982)-11
New Order - Power, Corruption & Lies (1983)-10
Whitney Houston - Whitney Houston (1985)-9
De La Soul - 3 Feet High and Rising (1989)-8
Bruce Springsteen - Nebraska (1982)-7
Judas Priest - British Steel (1980)-6
X - Los Angeles (1980)-5
Dead Kennedys - Fresh Fruit For Rotting Vegetables (1980)-4
Depeche Mode - Music For The Masses (1987)-3
Fugazi - Fugazi (1988)-2
The Pogues - If I Should Fall From Grace With God (1988)-1

Posted by Tom H. on Tuesday, 08.16.16 @ 21:36pm


U2 - War (1983) - 15
Eric B. & Rakim - Paid In Full (1987) - 14
Depeche Mode - Music For The Masses (1987) - 13
Foreigner - 4 (1981) - 12
Judas Priest - British Steel (1980) - 11
Prince - Sign O' The Times (1987) - 10
De La Soul - 3 Feet High and Rising (1989) - 9
John Mellencamp - Scarecrow (1985) - 8
Talking Heads - Speaking in Tongues (1983) - 7
Roxy Music - Avalon (1981) - 6
Minor Threat - Minor Threat (1981) - 5
The Cars - Heartbeat City (1984) - 4
Whitney Houston - Whitney Houston (1985) - 3
The Pogues - If I Should Fall From Grace With God (1988) - 2
The Cure - Kiss Me Kiss Me Kiss Me (1987) - 1

Posted by Nick on Tuesday, 08.16.16 @ 21:54pm


1. Prince - Sign O' The Times (1987) 15
2. Bruce Springsteen - Nebraska (1982) 14
3. Eric B. & Rakim - Paid In Full (1987) 13
4. Rush - Moving Pictures (1981) 12
5. Iron Maiden - The Number of the Beast (1982) 11
6. Violent Femmes - Violent Femmes (1983) 10
7. Judas Priest - British Steel (1980) 9
8. U2 – War (1983) 8
9. Black Flag - Damaged (1981) 7
10. The Pogues - If I Should Fall From Grace With God (1988) 6
11. Fugazi - Fugazi (1988) 5
12. Dead Kennedys - Fresh Fruit For Rotting Vegetables (1980) 4
13. X - Los Angeles (1980) 3
14. Talking Heads - Stop Making Sense (1984) 2
15. De La Soul - 3 Feet High and Rising (1989) 1

Posted by Gass3268 on Tuesday, 08.16.16 @ 23:07pm


My initial ballot


1. Prince- Sign O' the Times (1987) (15 pts)
2. The Police- Ghost in the Machine (1981)
3. Eric B. and Rakim- Paid in Full (1987)
4. Depeche Mode- Music for the Masses (1987)
5. Talking Heads- Stop Making Sense (1984)
6. Dead Kennedys- Fresh Fruit for Rotting Vegetables (1980)
7. De La Soul- 3 Feet High and Rising (1989)
8. Rush- Moving Pictures (1981)
9. Black Flag- Damaged (1981)
10. Iron Maiden- The Number of the Beast (1982)
11. X- Los Angeles (1980)
12. The Clash- Sandanista! (1980)
13. John Mellencamp- Scarecrow (1985)
14. INXS- Kick (1987)
15. Cyndi Lauper- She's So Unusual (1983) (1 pt)

Posted by Donnie on Wednesday, 08.17.16 @ 02:50am


The Pogues - If I Should Fall From Grace With God (1988)15
Depeche Mode - Music For The Masses (1987)14
Bruce Springsteen - Nebraska (1982)13
Eric B. & Rakim - Paid In Full (1987)12
New Order - Power, Corruption & Lies (1983)11
Roxy Music - Avalon (1981)10
Black Flag - Damaged (1981)9
U2 - War (1983)8
The Cure - Kiss Me Kiss Me Kiss Me (1987)7
The Clash - Sandinista! (1980)6
De La Soul - 3 Feet High and Rising (1989)5
Billy Idol - Rebel Yell (1983)4
Iron Maiden - The Number of the Beast (1982)3
Dead Kennedys - Fresh Fruit For Rotting Vegetables (1980)2
Cyndi Lauper - She's So Unusual (1983)1

Posted by DarinRG on Wednesday, 08.17.16 @ 03:45am


Iron Maiden - The Number of the Beast (1982) 15
Judas Priest - British Steel (1980) 14
Rush - Moving Pictures (1981) 13
Billy Idol - Rebel Yell (1983) 12
Foreigner - 4 (1981) 11
Dead Kennedys - Fresh Fruit For Rotting Vegetables (1980) 10
R.E.M. - Green (1988) 9
The Cars - Heartbeat City (1984) 8
X - Los Angeles (1980) 7
U2 - War (1983) 6
The Cure - Kiss Me Kiss Me Kiss Me (1987) 5
Black Flag - Damaged (1981) 4
John Mellencamp - Scarecrow (1985) 3
The Clash - Sandinista! (1980) 2
INXS - Kick (1987) 1

Posted by Mike on Wednesday, 08.17.16 @ 08:08am


Billy Idol - Rebel Yell (1983) 15
The Cars - Heartbeat City (1984) 14
The Police - Ghost in the Machine (1981) 13
Foreigner - 4 (1981) 12
Cyndi Lauper - She's So Unusual (1983) 11
INXS - Kick (1987) 10
John Mellencamp - Scarecrow (1985) 9
Whitney Houston - Whitney Houston (1985) 8
The Cure - Kiss Me Kiss Me Kiss Me (1987) 7
Rush - Moving Pictures (1981) 6
Talking Heads - Stop Making Sense (1984) 5
R.E.M. - Green (1988) 4
Prince - Sign O' The Times (1987) 3
The Police - Zenyatta Mondatta (1980) 2
John "Cougar" Mellencamp - American Fool (1982) 1

Posted by Jennifer on Wednesday, 08.17.16 @ 20:07pm


Initial Ranking voting is now closed.

Here are the final results (let me know ASAP if there are any errors):

Eric B. & Rakim - Paid In Full (1987) - 76
Prince - Sign O' The Times (1987) - 68
Rush - Moving Pictures (1981) - 64
Iron Maiden - The Number of the Beast (1982) - 63
Judas Priest - British Steel (1980) - 54
De La Soul - 3 Feet High and Rising (1989) - 49
Dead Kennedys - Fresh Fruit For Rotting Vegetables (1980) - 48
U2 - War (1983) - 48
Foreigner - 4 (1981) - 46
Depeche Mode - Music For The Masses (1987) - 42
The Police - Ghost in the Machine (1981) - 41
X - Los Angeles (1980) - 40
Billy Idol - Rebel Yell (1983) - 39
Bruce Springsteen - Nebraska (1982) - 39
The Cars - Heartbeat City (1984) - 39
___________________________

Talking Heads - Speaking in Tongues (1983) - 38
The Pogues - If I Should Fall From Grace With God (1988) - 37
Black Flag - Damaged (1981) - 35
R.E.M. - Green (1988) - 35
Roxy Music - Avalon (1981) - 35
John Mellencamp - Scarecrow (1985) - 34
Talking Heads - Stop Making Sense (1984) - 32
New Order - Power, Corruption & Lies (1983) - 28
Violent Femmes - Violent Femmes (1983) - 28
Cyndi Lauper - She's So Unusual (1983) - 26
INXS - Kick (1987) - 26
Whitney Houston - Whitney Houston (1985) - 25
The Clash - Sandinista! (1980) - 22
The Cure - Kiss Me Kiss Me Kiss Me (1987) - 20
Fugazi - Fugazi (1988) - 7
Minor Threat - Minor Threat (1981) - 6
John "Cougar" Mellencamp - American Fool (1982) - 5
The Police - Zenyatta Mondatta (1980) - 5


Voting is now open for the final rankings.

The following 15 albums have been qualified to be ranked between #42 and #56 in the 1980s rankings:

Billy Idol - Rebel Yell (1983)
Bruce Springsteen - Nebraska (1982)
De La Soul - 3 Feet High and Rising (1989)
Dead Kennedys - Fresh Fruit For Rotting Vegetables (1980)
Depeche Mode - Music For The Masses (1987)
Eric B. & Rakim - Paid In Full (1987)
Foreigner - 4 (1981)
Iron Maiden - The Number of the Beast (1982)
Judas Priest - British Steel (1980)
Prince - Sign O' The Times (1987)
Rush - Moving Pictures (1981)
The Cars - Heartbeat City (1984)
The Police - Ghost in the Machine (1981)
U2 - War (1983)
X - Los Angeles (1980)


To participate in the final rankings, rank all 16 albums in order of preference. The highest-ranked song gets 15 points, the second-highest 14 and so on.

In the event of a tie, the first tiebreaker is the album's score in this round's initial ranking. The second tiebreaker is determined by giving one point to each album for being the highest-ranked album on each individual's final ranking this round. The third tiebreaker is the same as the second tiebreaker, except for using the initial rankings. If the tie still isn't resolved, there will be a head-to-head tiebreaker vote after the conclusion of all rankings in the project.

There will be two days of final rankings.

Final rankings will end at 10 PM Central on Friday the 19th.

Posted by Darren on Wednesday, 08.17.16 @ 23:17pm


Prince - Sign O' The Times (1987) - 15
Rush - Moving Pictures (1981) - 14
Iron Maiden - The Number of the Beast (1982) - 13
Bruce Springsteen - Nebraska (1982) - 12
Dead Kennedys - Fresh Fruit For Rotting Vegetables (1980) - 11
Eric B. & Rakim - Paid In Full (1987) - 10
De La Soul - 3 Feet High and Rising (1989) - 9
U2 - War (1983) - 8
The Police - Ghost in the Machine (1981) - 7
Foreigner - 4 (1981) - 6
Depeche Mode - Music For The Masses (1987) - 5
Billy Idol - Rebel Yell (1983) - 4
X - Los Angeles (1980) - 3
Judas Priest - British Steel (1980) - 2
The Cars - Heartbeat City (1984) - 1

Posted by Darren on Wednesday, 08.17.16 @ 23:56pm


De La Soul - 3 Feet High and Rising (1989)- 15
Dead Kennedys - Fresh Fruit For Rotting Vegetables (1980)- 14
Prince - Sign O' The Times (1987)- 13
Eric B. & Rakim - Paid In Full (1987)- 12
Iron Maiden - The Number of the Beast (1982)- 11
Judas Priest - British Steel (1980)- 10
Bruce Springsteen - Nebraska (1982)- 9
U2 - War (1983)- 8
X - Los Angeles (1980)- 7
Foreigner - 4 (1981)- 6
The Police - Ghost in the Machine (1981)- 5
The Cars - Heartbeat City (1984)- 4
Depeche Mode - Music For The Masses (1987)- 3
Rush - Moving Pictures (1981)- 2
Billy Idol - Rebel Yell (1983)- 1


Posted by AlexVoltaire on Thursday, 08.18.16 @ 09:08am


1. Prince- Sign O' the Times (1987) (15 pts)
2. The Police- Ghost in the Machine (1981)
3. Eric B. and Rakim- Paid in Full (1987)
4. Depeche Mode- Music for the Masses (1987)
5. Dead Kennedys- Fresh Fruit for Rotting Vegetables (1980)
6. De La Soul- 3 Feet High and Rising (1989)
7. Rush- Moving Pictures (1981)
8. Iron Maiden- The Number of the Beast (1982)
9. X- Los Angeles (1980)
10. U2- War (1983)
11. Bruce Springsteen- Nebraska (1982)
12. Judas Priest- British Steel (1980)
13. The Cars- Heartbeat City (1984)
14. Foreigner- 4 (1981)
15. Billy Idol- Rebel Yell (1983)

Posted by Donnie on Thursday, 08.18.16 @ 11:14am


Rush - Moving Pictures (1981)-15
Eric B. & Rakim - Paid In Full (1987)-14
Iron Maiden - The Number of the Beast (1982)-13
De La Soul - 3 Feet High and Rising (1989)-12
Bruce Springsteen - Nebraska (1982)-11
Judas Priest - British Steel (1980)-10
X - Los Angeles (1980)-9
Dead Kennedys - Fresh Fruit For Rotting Vegetables (1980)-8
Depeche Mode - Music For The Masses (1987)-7
The Police- Ghost in the Machine (1981)-6
U2- War (1983)-5
Billy Idol - Rebel Yell (1983)-4
Foreigner - 4 (1981)-3
Prince - Sign O' The Times (1987)-2
The Cars - Heartbeat City (1984)-1

Posted by Tom H. on Thursday, 08.18.16 @ 20:34pm


U2 - War (1983) - 15
Prince - Sign O' The Times (1987) - 14
Foreigner - 4 (1981) - 13
Eric B. & Rakim - Paid In Full (1987) - 12
Judas Priest - British Steel (1980) - 11
Depeche Mode - Music For The Masses (1987) - 10
De La Soul - 3 Feet High and Rising (1989) - 9
The Cars - Heartbeat City (1984) - 8
Billy Idol - Rebel Yell (1983) - 7
Rush - Moving Pictures (1981) - 6
Iron Maiden - The Number of the Beast (1982) - 5
X - Los Angeles (1980) - 4
The Police - Ghost in the Machine (1981) - 3
Dead Kennedys - Fresh Fruit For Rotting Vegetables (1980) - 2
Bruce Springsteen - Nebraska (1982) - 1

Posted by Nick on Thursday, 08.18.16 @ 21:44pm


1. X - Los Angeles (1980) 15 pts
2. The Cars - Heartbeat City (1984)
3. U2 - War (1983)
4. The Police - Ghost in the Machine (1981)
5. Foreigner - 4 (1981)
6. Billy Idol - Rebel Yell (1983)
7. Judas Priest - British Steel (1980)
8. De La Soul - 3 Feet High and Rising (1989)
9. Depeche Mode - Music For The Masses (1987)
10. Dead Kennedys - Fresh Fruit For Rotting Vegetables (1980)
11. Iron Maiden - The Number of the Beast (1982)
12. Eric B. & Rakim - Paid In Full (1987)
13. Rush - Moving Pictures (1981)
14. Prince - Sign O' The Times (1987)
15. Bruce Springsteen - Nebraska (1982)

Posted by jtrichey on Thursday, 08.18.16 @ 22:49pm


Depeche Mode - Music For The Masses (1987) 15
Bruce Springsteen - Nebraska (1982) 14
Eric B. & Rakim - Paid In Full (1987) 13
U2 - War (1983) 12
X - Los Angeles (1980) 11
Prince - Sign O' The Times (1987) 10
Dead Kennedys - Fresh Fruit For Rotting Vegetables (1980) 9
Iron Maiden - The Number of the Beast (1982) 8
De La Soul - 3 Feet High and Rising (1989) 7
Billy Idol - Rebel Yell (1983) 6
Rush - Moving Pictures (1981) 5
Judas Priest - British Steel (1980) 4
The Police - Ghost in the Machine (1981) 3
The Cars - Heartbeat City (1984) 2
Foreigner - 4 (1981) 1

Posted by DarinRG on Friday, 08.19.16 @ 04:54am


Iron Maiden - The Number of the Beast (1982) 15
Judas Priest - British Steel (1980) 14
Rush - Moving Pictures (1981) 13
Billy Idol - Rebel Yell (1983) 12
Foreigner - 4 (1981) 11
Dead Kennedys - Fresh Fruit For Rotting Vegetables (1980) 10
The Cars - Heartbeat City (1984) 9
X - Los Angeles (1980) 8
U2 - War (1983) 7
Depeche Mode - Music For The Masses (1987) 6
Prince - Sign O' The Times (1987) 5
The Police - Ghost in the Machine (1981) 4
Eric B. & Rakim - Paid In Full (1987) 3
Bruce Springsteen - Nebraska (1982) 2
De La Soul - 3 Feet High and Rising (1989) 1

Posted by Mike on Friday, 08.19.16 @ 18:09pm


Final Rankings are now closed.

Here are the final results (let me know ASAP if there are any errors):

Eric B. & Rakim - Paid In Full (1987) - 81
Iron Maiden - The Number of the Beast (1982) - 78
Prince - Sign O' The Times (1987) - 76
U2 - War (1983) - 74

De La Soul - 3 Feet High and Rising (1989) - 71 (49 Points In Initial Rankings)
Dead Kennedys - Fresh Fruit For Rotting Vegetables (1980) - 71 (48 Points In Initial Rankings)

Rush - Moving Pictures (1981) - 67
Depeche Mode - Music For The Masses (1987) - 65

Judas Priest - British Steel (1980) - 64 (54 Points In Initial Rankings)
X - Los Angeles (1980) - 64 (40 Points In Initial Rankings)

Bruce Springsteen - Nebraska (1982) - 55
The Police - Ghost in the Machine (1981) - 54
Foreigner - 4 (1981) - 53
Billy Idol - Rebel Yell (1983) - 45
The Cars - Heartbeat City (1984) - 42


Here are the updated rankings for each group:

Top 100 Overall

1. The Beatles - Sgt. Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band (1967)
2. Pink Floyd - Dark Side of the Moon (1973)
3. The Beach Boys - Pet Sounds (1966)
4. Led Zeppelin - Untitled (Led Zeppelin IV/ZOSO) (1971)
5. Nirvana - Nevermind (1991)
6. Michael Jackson - Thriller (1982)
7. Bob Dylan - Highway 61 Revisited (1965)
8. The Beatles - Revolver [UK] (1966)
9. The Doors - The Doors (1967)
10. The Beatles - Rubber Soul [UK] (1965)
11. The Jimi Hendrix Experience - Are You Experienced (1967)
12. The Clash - London Calling (1979)
13. The Beatles - Abbey Road (1969)
14. David Bowie - The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From Mars (1972)
15. U2 - The Joshua Tree (1987)
16. The Who - Who's Next (1971)
17. Prince & the Revolution - Purple Rain (1984)
18. Fleetwood Mac - Rumours (1977)
19. Marvin Gaye - What's Going On (1971)
20. Radiohead - OK Computer (1997)
21. Guns N' Roses - Appetite For Destruction (1987)
22. Pink Floyd - The Wall (1979)
23. Black Sabbath - Paranoid (1970)
24. Public Enemy - It Takes A Nation Of Millions To Hold Us Back (1988)
25. The Moody Blues - Days of Future Passed (1967)
26. The Beatles - The Beatles (1968)
27. Led Zeppelin - Led Zeppelin II (1969)
28. Bruce Springsteen - Born To Run (1975)
29. The Velvet Underground - The Velvet Underground And Nico (1967)
30. Carole King - Tapestry (1971)
31. The Rolling Stones - Exile On Main St. (1972)
32. Bob Dylan - Blonde On Blonde (1966)
33. Stevie Wonder - Songs in the Key of Life (1976)
34. Pearl Jam - Ten (1991)
35. Pink Floyd - Wish You Were Here (1975)
36. Ramones - Ramones (1976)
37. AC/DC - Back In Black (1980)
38. Bruce Springsteen - Born In The U.S.A. (1984)
39. N.W.A - Straight Outta Compton (1988)
40. R.E.M. - Automatic For The People (1992)
41. Miles Davis - Kind of Blue (1959)
42. Bob Marley & The Wailers - Exodus (1977)
43. U2 - Achtung Baby (1991)
44. Talking Heads - Remain In Light (1980)
45. Smashing Pumpkins - Mellon Collie And The Infinite Sadness (1995)
46. Simon & Garfunkel - Bridge Over Troubled Water (1970)
47. The Rolling Stones - Let it Bleed (1969)
48. Joni Mitchell - Blue (1971)
49. The Rolling Stones - Sticky Fingers (1971)
50. Van Morrison - Moondance (1970)
51. John Lennon - Imagine (1971)
52. The Eagles - Hotel California (1976)
53. Nine Inch Nails - The Downward Spiral (1994)
54. Kanye West - My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy (2010)
55. Curtis Mayfield - Superfly (1972)
56. Stevie Wonder - Innervisions (1973)
57. Kraftwerk - Autobahn (1974)
58. Johnny Cash - Johnny Cash At Folsom Prison (1968)
59. Bob Dylan - The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan (1963)
60. David Bowie - Hunky Dory (1971)
61. James Brown - Live At The Apollo (1963)
62. The Band - Music From Big Pink (1968)
63. Van Morrison - Astral Weeks (1968)
64. Metallica - Master of Puppets (1986)
65. T. Rex - Electric Warrior (1971)
66. The Doors - L.A. Woman (1971)
67. Peter Gabriel - So (1986)
68. Led Zeppelin - Physical Graffiti (1975)
69. George Harrison - All Things Must Pass (1970)
70. Led Zeppelin - Led Zeppelin (1969)
71. The Who - Tommy (1969)
72. Metallica - Metallica (The Black Album) (1991)
73. Neil Young - Harvest (1972)
74. Elton John - Goodbye Yellow Brick Road (1973)
75. Arcade Fire - The Suburbs (2010)
76. Bee Gees & Various Artists - Saturday Night Fever: The Original Movie Sound Track (1977)
77. Beastie Boys - Licensed To Ill (1986)
78. R.E.M. - Document (1987)
79. Red Hot Chili Peppers - Blood Sugar Sex Magik (1991)
80. Dr. Dre - The Chronic (1992)
81. The Zombies - Odessey And Oracle (1968)
82. The Smiths - The Queen is Dead (1986)
83. Cream - Disraeli Gears (1967)
84. Alanis Morissette - Jagged Little Pill (1995)
85. Creedence Clearwater Revival - Cosmo's Factory (1970)
86. Queen - A Night At The Opera (1975)
87. Green Day - American Idiot (2004)
88. Sly & The Family Stone - Stand! (1969)
89. Beck - Odelay (1996)
90. Tom Petty - Full Moon Fever (1989)
91. Oasis - (What's The Story) Morning Glory? (1995)
92. Prince & the Revolution - 1999 (1982)
93. Green Day - Dookie (1994)
94. Aretha Franklin - I Never Loved A Man The Way I Love You (1967)
95. Pearl Jam - Vs. (1993)
96. Smashing Pumpkins - Siamese Dream (1993)
97. Buddy Holly & The Crickets - The "Chirping" Crickets (1957)
98. The Rolling Stones - Beggars Banquet (1968)
99. Aerosmith - Toys In The Attic (1975)
100. Adele - 21 (2011)


Pre-1970

1. The Beatles - Sgt. Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band (1967)
2. The Beach Boys - Pet Sounds (1966)
3. Bob Dylan - Highway 61 Revisited (1965)
4. The Beatles - Revolver [UK] (1966)
5. The Doors - The Doors (1967)
6. The Beatles - Rubber Soul [UK] (1965)
7. The Jimi Hendrix Experience - Are You Experienced (1967)
8. The Beatles - Abbey Road (1969)
9. The Moody Blues - Days of Future Passed (1967)
10. The Beatles - The Beatles (1968)
11. Led Zeppelin - Led Zeppelin II (1969)
12. The Velvet Underground - The Velvet Underground And Nico (1967)
13. Bob Dylan - Blonde On Blonde (1966)
14. Miles Davis - Kind of Blue (1959)
15. The Rolling Stones - Let it Bleed (1969)
16. Johnny Cash - Johnny Cash At Folsom Prison (1968)
17. Bob Dylan - The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan (1963)
18. James Brown - Live At The Apollo (1963)
19. The Band - Music From Big Pink (1968)
20. Van Morrison - Astral Weeks (1968)
21. Led Zeppelin - Led Zeppelin (1969)
22. The Who - Tommy (1969)
23. The Zombies - Odessey And Oracle (1968)
24. Cream - Disraeli Gears (1967)
25. Sly & The Family Stone - Stand! (1969)
26. Aretha Franklin - I Never Loved A Man The Way I Love You (1967)
27. Buddy Holly & The Crickets - The "Chirping" Crickets (1957)
28. The Rolling Stones - Beggars Banquet (1968)
29. Jefferson Airplane - Surrealistic Pillow (1967)
30. Ray Charles - Modern Sounds in Country and Western Music (1962)
31. MC5 - Kick Out The Jams (1969)
32. The Doors - Strange Days (1967)
33. Bob Dylan - Bringing It All Back Home (1965)
34. Crosby, Stills & Nash - Crosby, Stills & Nash (1969)
35. Elvis Presley - Elvis Presley (1956)
36. The Jimi Hendrix Experience - Electric Ladyland (1968)
37. Love - Forever Changes (1967)
38. Bob Dylan - The Times They Are a-Changin' (1964)
39. Santana - Santana (1969)
40. The Kinks - The Kinks Are The Village Green Preservation Society (1968)
41. The Mothers of Invention - Freak Out! (1966)
42. King Crimson - In the Court of the Crimson King (1969)
43. The Beatles - A Hard Day's Night [UK] (1964)
44. Simon & Garfunkel - Bookends (1968)
45. The Beatles - Help! [UK] (1965)
46. Dusty Springfield - Dusty in Memphis (1969)
47 (tie). Big Brother and the Holding Company - Cheap Thrills (1968)
47 (tie). Creedence Clearwater Revival - Green River (1969)
49. Creedence Clearwater Revival - Willy and the Poor Boys (1969)
50. The Doors - Waiting For The Sun (1968)
51. The Stooges - The Stooges (1969)
52. Neil Young & Crazy Horse - Everybody Knows This is Nowhere (1969)
53. Otis Redding - Otis Blue: Otis Redding Sings Soul (1965)
54. Bo Diddley - Bo Diddley (1958)
55. The Flying Burrito Brothers - The Gilded Palace Of Sin (1969)
56. Simon & Garfunkel - Parsley, Sage, Rosemary, And Thyme (1966)
57. Etta James - At Last! (1961)
58. Aretha Franklin - Aretha: Lady Soul (1968)
59. Muddy Waters - At Newport 1960 (1960)
60. Chicago - Chicago Transit Authority (1969)
61. Chuck Berry - Is On Top (1959)
62. Peter, Paul and Mary - Peter, Paul and Mary (1962)
63. The Beatles - Magical Mystery Tour [US] (1967)
64. The Who - The Who Sell Out (1967)
65. The Byrds - Mr. Tambourine Man (1965)
66. The Beatles - Please Please Me (1963)
67. The Who - My Generation [UK] (1965)
68. Frank Sinatra - In The Wee Small Hours (1955)
69. The Byrds - Sweetheart Of The Rodeo (1968)
70. Little Richard - Here's Little Richard (1957)
71. Albert King - Born Under a Bad Sign (1967)
72. Procol Harum - Procol Harum (1967)
73. Cream - Fresh Cream (1966)
74. Buffalo Springfield - Buffalo Springfield Again (1967)
75. The Kinks - Something Else By The Kinks (1967)
76. The Velvet Underground - The Velvet Underground (1969)
77. John Coltrane - A Love Supreme (1965)
78. Traffic - Mr. Fantasy (1967)
79. Cream - Wheels Of Fire (1968)
80. Grateful Dead - Live/Dead (1969)
81. The Byrds - Younger Than Yesterday (1967)
82. The Jimi Hendrix Experience - Axis: Bold As Love (1967)
83. Frank Zappa And The Mothers Of Invention - Hot Rats (1969)
84. Howlin' Wolf - Howlin' Wolf (The Rockin' Chair Album) (1962)
85. The Beatles - With The Beatles (1963)
86. The Meters - Look-Ka Py Py (1969)
87. The Mamas And The Papas - If You Can Believe Your Eyes And Ears (1966)
88. John Coltrane - Giant Steps (1960)
89. Booker T. & The M.G.'s - Green Onions (1962)
90. The Band - The Band (1969)
91. Leonard Cohen - Songs Of Leonard Cohen (1967)
92. The Kinks - Arthur (Or the Decline and Fall of the British Empire) (1969)
93. Dick Dale and His Del-Tones - Surfer's Choice (1962)
94. Robert Johnson - King of the Delta Blues Singers (1961)
95. The Paul Butterfield Blues Band - East-West (1966)
96. The Supremes - Where Did Our Love Go (1964)
97. Ray Charles - Ray Charles (1957)
98. Ornette Coleman - The Shape of Jazz To Come (1959)
99. Dave Brubeck - Time Out (1959)
100. Silver Apples - Silver Apples (1968)
101. Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band - Trout Mask Replica (1969)


1970s

1. Pink Floyd - Dark Side of the Moon (1973)
2. Led Zeppelin - Untitled (Led Zeppelin IV/ZOSO) (1971)
3. The Clash - London Calling (1979)
4. David Bowie - The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From Mars (1972)
5. The Who - Who's Next (1971)
6. Fleetwood Mac - Rumours (1977)
7. Marvin Gaye - What's Going On (1971)
8. Pink Floyd - The Wall (1979)
9. Black Sabbath - Paranoid (1970)
10. Bruce Springsteen - Born To Run (1975)
11. Carole King - Tapestry (1971)
12. The Rolling Stones - Exile On Main St. (1972)
13. Stevie Wonder - Songs in the Key of Life (1976)
14. Pink Floyd - Wish You Were Here (1975)
15. Ramones - Ramones (1976)
16. Bob Marley & The Wailers - Exodus (1977)
17. Simon & Garfunkel - Bridge Over Troubled Water (1970)
18. Joni Mitchell - Blue (1971)
19. The Rolling Stones - Sticky Fingers (1971)
20. Van Morrison - Moondance (1970)
21. John Lennon - Imagine (1971)
22. The Eagles - Hotel California (1976)
23. Curtis Mayfield - Superfly (1972)
24. Stevie Wonder - Innervisions (1973)
25. Kraftwerk - Autobahn (1974)
26. David Bowie - Hunky Dory (1971)
27. T. Rex - Electric Warrior (1971)
28. The Doors - L.A. Woman (1971)
29. Led Zeppelin - Physical Graffiti (1975)
30. George Harrison - All Things Must Pass (1970)
31. Neil Young - Harvest (1972)
32. Elton John - Goodbye Yellow Brick Road (1973)
33. Bee Gees & Various Artists - Saturday Night Fever: The Original Movie Sound Track (1977)
34. Creedence Clearwater Revival - Cosmo's Factory (1970)
35. Queen - A Night At The Opera (1975)
36. Aerosmith - Toys In The Attic (1975)
37. Deep Purple - Machine Head (1972)
38. Boston - Boston (1976)
39. Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young - Deja Vu (1970)
40. Billy Joel - The Stranger (1977)
41. Derek & The Dominos - Layla & Other Assorted Love Songs (1970)
42. Sex Pistols - Never Mind The Bollocks, Here's The Sex Pistols (1977)
43. Neil Young - After the Gold Rush (1970)
44. Black Sabbath - Black Sabbath (1970)
45. Michael Jackson - Off the Wall (1979)
46. Jethro Tull - Aqualung (1971)
47. Kraftwerk - Trans-Europe Express (1977)
48. The Clash - The Clash [US] (1977)
49. AC/DC - Highway to Hell (1979)
50. John Lennon - John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band (1970)
51. The Cars - The Cars (1978)
52. Cheap Trick - Cheap Trick At Budokan (1978)
53. Paul McCartney & Wings - Band on the Run (1973)
54. The Who - Quadrophenia (1973)
55. Lou Reed - Transformer (1972)
56. Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers - Damn the Torpedoes (1979)
57. Blondie - Parallel Lines (1978)
58. Led Zeppelin - Houses of the Holy (1973)
59. Steely Dan - Aja (1977)
60. Patti Smith - Horses (1975)
61. Alice Cooper - Billion Dollar Babies (1973)
62. The Allman Brothers Band - At Fillmore East (1971)
63. Van Halen - Van Halen (1978)
64. James Taylor - Sweet Baby James (1970)
65. Janis Joplin - Pearl (1971)
66. Elvis Costello - My Aim Is True (1977)
67. Bruce Springsteen - Darkness on the Edge of Town (1978)
68. Santana - Abraxas (1970)
69. New York Dolls - New York Dolls (1973)
70. Bob Dylan - Blood On The Tracks (1975)
71. Big Star - #1 Record (1972)
72. Steve Miller Band - Fly Like An Eagle (1976)
73. Meat Loaf - Bat Out Of Hell (1977)
74. The Beatles - Let It Be (1970)
75. The Eagles - Eagles (1972)
76. The Doors - Morrison Hotel (1970)
77. Warren Zevon - Excitable Boy (1978)
78. Peter Frampton - Frampton Comes Alive! (1976)
79. Rush - 2112 (1976)
80. Cat Stevens - Tea For The Tillerman (1970)
81. Devo - Q: Are We Not Men? A: We Are Devo! (1978)
82. Chicago - Chicago (II) (1970)
83. Stevie Wonder - Talking Book (1972)
84. Lynyrd Skynyrd - Pronounced Leh-nerd Skin-nerd (1973)
85. Yes - The Yes Album (1971)
86. Heart - Dreamboat Annie (1976)
87. Supertramp - Breakfast in America (1979)
88. Talking Heads - More Songs About Buildings And Food (1978)
89. The Allman Brothers Band - Eat a Peach (1972)
90. The Cars - Candy-O (1979)
91. The Police - Outlandos d'Amour (1978)
92. Iggy Pop - Lust for Life (1977)
93. David Bowie - Aladdin Sane (1973)
94. Roxy Music - Roxy Music (1972)
95. Miles Davis - Bitches Brew (1970)
96. Sly & The Family Stone - There's A Riot Goin' On (1971)
97. Brian Eno - Ambient 1: Music For Airports (1978)
98. Yes - Fragile (1971)
99. David Bowie - Low (1977)
100. Jethro Tull - Thick As A Brick (1972)


1980s

1. Michael Jackson - Thriller (1982)
2. U2 - The Joshua Tree (1987)
3. Prince & the Revolution - Purple Rain (1984)
4. Guns N' Roses - Appetite For Destruction (1987)
5. Public Enemy - It Takes A Nation Of Millions To Hold Us Back (1988)
6. AC/DC - Back In Black (1980)
7. Bruce Springsteen - Born In The U.S.A. (1984)
8. N.W.A - Straight Outta Compton (1988)
9. Talking Heads - Remain In Light (1980)
10. Metallica - Master of Puppets (1986)
11. Peter Gabriel - So (1986)
12. Beastie Boys - Licensed To Ill (1986)
13. R.E.M. - Document (1987)
14. The Smiths - The Queen is Dead (1986)
15. Tom Petty - Full Moon Fever (1989)
16. Prince & the Revolution - 1999 (1982)
17. Dire Straits - Brothers in Arms (1985)
18. R.E.M. - Murmur (1983)
19. Paul Simon - Graceland (1986)
20. The Police - Synchronicity (1983)
21. The Clash - Combat Rock (1982)
22. Duran Duran - Rio (1982)
23. Sonic Youth - Daydream Nation (1988)
24. David Bowie - Let's Dance (1983)
25. Ozzy Osbourne - Blizzard Of Ozz (1980)
26. Pixies - Doolittle (1989)
27. Janet Jackson - Rhythm Nation 1814 (1989)
28. Run D.M.C. - Raising Hell (1986)
29. Van Halen - 1984 (1984)
30. The Replacements - Let It Be (1984)
31. Michael Jackson - Bad (1987)
32. Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble - Texas Flood (1983)
33. Metallica - ...And Justice For All (1988)
34. The Smiths - Meat Is Murder (1985)
35. Bruce Springsteen - The River (1980)
36. Kate Bush - Hounds of Love (1985)
37. Nine Inch Nails - Pretty Hate Machine (1989)
38. Beastie Boys - Paul's Boutique (1989)
39. The Cure - Disintegration (1989)
40. Motörhead - Ace Of Spades (1980)
41. Hüsker Dü - Zen Arcade (1984)
42. Eric B. & Rakim - Paid In Full (1987)
43. Iron Maiden - The Number of the Beast (1982)
44. Prince - Sign O' The Times (1987)
45. U2 - War (1983)
46. De La Soul - 3 Feet High and Rising (1989)
47. Dead Kennedys - Fresh Fruit For Rotting Vegetables (1980)
48. Rush - Moving Pictures (1981)
49. Depeche Mode - Music For The Masses (1987)
50. Judas Priest - British Steel (1980)
51. X - Los Angeles (1980)
52. Bruce Springsteen - Nebraska (1982)
53. The Police - Ghost in the Machine (1981)
54. Foreigner - 4 (1981)
55. Billy Idol - Rebel Yell (1983)
56. The Cars - Heartbeat City (1984)


1990s

1. Nirvana - Nevermind (1991)
2. Radiohead - OK Computer (1997)
3. Pearl Jam - Ten (1991)
4. R.E.M. - Automatic For The People (1992)
5. U2 - Achtung Baby (1991)
6. Smashing Pumpkins - Mellon Collie And The Infinite Sadness (1995)
7. Nine Inch Nails - The Downward Spiral (1994)
8. Metallica - Metallica (The Black Album) (1991)
9. Red Hot Chili Peppers - Blood Sugar Sex Magik (1991)
10. Dr. Dre - The Chronic (1992)
11. Alanis Morissette - Jagged Little Pill (1995)
12. Beck - Odelay (1996)
13. Oasis - (What's The Story) Morning Glory? (1995)
14. Green Day - Dookie (1994)
15. Pearl Jam - Vs. (1993)
16. Smashing Pumpkins - Siamese Dream (1993)


2000-2015

1. Kanye West - My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy (2010)
2. Arcade Fire - The Suburbs (2010)
3. Green Day - American Idiot (2004)
4. Adele - 21 (2011)


Nominations for Round 3 of the 1980s Group Rankings are now open.

Each voter (including new voters to the project, who are welcome to join at any time) can nominate as many as 50 qualified albums (a minimum of 35 nominations is required for this round for your ballot to be counted) that haven't been ranked yet (listed below). Voters must have at least 20 current nominations (or explain that they didn't think any other albums were worthy of nomination) for their nominations to be counted.

This will be the last round of replacement nominations for this group. The final round will be an open vote including all remaining, eligible albums.


Here are the maximum number of replacement nominations available this round for each voter that has previously nominated albums for this group:

Darren - 12
AlexVoltaire - 18
DarinRG - 11
Gassman - 10
Jennifer - 11

joker - 32 (You currently have 18 nominations. The minimum required is 20, so you'll need to either add a minimum of two (or let us know that you don't think any other albums deserve to be nominated) or your current nominations won't be counted towards this round's total)

jtrichey - 15
Mike - 13
Nick - 11
Tom H. - 10

If you'd like additional replacement nominations, you'll need to specify which previously nominated album you would like to un-nominate.


Here is the list of qualified albums that haven't been ranked yet:

Bad Brains - Bad Brains (1982)
Bauhaus - In The Flat Field (1980)
Bauhaus - Mask (1981)
Black Flag - Damaged (1981)
Bon Jovi - Slippery When Wet (1986)
Bonnie Raitt - Nick of Time (1989)
Cocteau Twins - Head Over Heels (1983)
Cyndi Lauper - She's So Unusual (1983)
Def Leppard - Pyromania (1983)
Devo - Freedom Of Choice (1980)
Echo & the Bunnymen - Echo & the Bunnymen (1987)
Einstürzende Neubauten - Zeichnungen des Patienten O.T. (1983)
Eric B. and Rakim - Follow the Leader (1988)
Eurythmics - Touch (1984)
Faith No More - The Real Thing (1989)
Fugazi - Fugazi (1988)
Genesis - Invisible Touch (1986)
George Michael - Faith (1987)
Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five - The Message (1982)
Hall & Oates - Private Eyes (1981)
Hüsker Dü - New Day Rising (1985)
INXS - Kick (1987)
Jane's Addiction - Nothing's Shocking (1988)
Janet Jackson - Control (1986)
John "Cougar" Mellencamp - American Fool (1982)
John Lennon & Yoko Ono - Double Fantasy (1980)
John Mellencamp - Scarecrow (1985)
Joy Division - Closer (1980)
Kate Bush - The Dreaming (1982)
Kraftwerk - Computer World (1981)
Living Colour - Vivid (1988)
LL Cool J - Radio (1985)
Los Lobos - How Will the Wolf Survive? (1984)
Madonna - Like A Prayer (1989)
Madonna - Like A Virgin (1984)
Megadeth - Peace Sells... But Who's Buying? (1986)
Metallica - Ride the Lightning (1984)
Minor Threat - Minor Threat (1981)
Minutemen - Double Nickels on the Dime (1984)
New Order - Power, Corruption & Lies (1983)
Nirvana - Bleach (1989)
Peter Gabriel - Gabriel (III) (Melt) (1980)
Phil Collins - No Jacket Required (1985)
Pixies - Surfer Rosa (1988)
Public Enemy - Yo! Bum Rush The Show (1987)
Queen Latifah - All Hail the Queen (1989)
Queensrÿche - Operation: Mindcrime (1988)
R.E.M. - Green (1988)
REO Speedwagon - Hi Infidelity (1980)
Roxy Music - Avalon (1981)
Run-D.M.C. - Run-D.M.C. (1984)
Slayer - Reign In Blood (1986)
Steve Winwood - Back In The High Life (1986)
Talking Heads - Speaking in Tongues (1983)
Talking Heads - Stop Making Sense (1984)
Tears For Fears - Songs From The Big Chair (1985)
The B-52's - Cosmic Thing (1989)
The Clash - Sandinista! (1980)
The Cure - Kiss Me Kiss Me Kiss Me (1987)
The Fall - This Nation's Saving Grace (1985)
The Go-Go's - Beauty And The Beat (1982)
The Human League - Dare (1981)
The Jesus & Mary Chain - Psychocandy (1985)
The Pogues - If I Should Fall From Grace With God (1988)
The Police - Zenyatta Mondatta (1980)
The Pretenders - Pretenders (1980)
The Replacements - Tim (1985)
The Rolling Stones - Tattoo You (1981)
The Stone Roses - The Stone Roses (1989)
Tom Waits - Rain Dogs (1985)
Tracy Chapman - Tracy Chapman (1989)
Violent Femmes - Violent Femmes (1983)
Whitney Houston - Whitney Houston (1985)
Yes - 90125 (1983)
ZZ Top - Eliminator (1983)


There will be 3 days of replacement nominations. After the conclusion of replacement nominations, the approx. 25 albums with the most nominations will advance to this round's initial rankings to be qualified for final rankings. This round will rank 15 albums unless there is a tie at the end of the final rankings, in which case more than 15 albums could be ranked this round.


Replacement nominations will end at 10 PM Central on Monday the 22nd.

Posted by Darren on Saturday, 08.20.16 @ 02:30am


Bad Brains - Bad Brains (1982)
Black Flag - Damaged (1981)
Cocteau Twins - Head Over Heels (1983)
Devo - Freedom Of Choice (1980)
Echo & the Bunnymen - Echo & the Bunnymen (1987)
Eurythmics - Touch (1984)
Hall & Oates - Private Eyes (1981)
Hüsker Dü - New Day Rising (1985)
Pixies - Surfer Rosa (1988)
Talking Heads - Stop Making Sense (1984)
Tears For Fears - Songs From The Big Chair (1985)
The B-52's - Cosmic Thing (1989)
The Replacements - Tim (1985)
The Rolling Stones - Tattoo You (1981)
Tracy Chapman - Tracy Chapman (1989)

Posted by joker on Saturday, 08.20.16 @ 05:11am


My Top 12 1980s Album Priorities for Your Consideration:

Phil Collins - No Jacket Required (1985)
Hall & Oates - Private Eyes (1981)
Genesis - Invisible Touch (1986)
REO Speedwagon - Hi Infidelity (1980)
INXS - Kick (1987)
Cyndi Lauper - She's So Unusual (1983)
John Lennon & Yoko Ono - Double Fantasy (1980)
Bonnie Raitt - Nick of Time (1989)
Tracy Chapman - Tracy Chapman (1989)
The Pretenders - Pretenders (1980)
Yes - 90125 (1983)
Tears For Fears - Songs From The Big Chair (1985)

Posted by Jennifer on Saturday, 08.20.16 @ 13:18pm


Replacement Nominations

Bad Brains - Bad Brains (1982)
Bauhaus - Mask (1981)
Janet Jackson - Control (1986)
John "Cougar" Mellencamp - American Fool (1982)
John Mellencamp - Scarecrow (1985)
Minutemen - Double Nickels on the Dime (1984)
Phil Collins - No Jacket Required (1985)
The Clash - Sandinista! (1980)
The Jesus & Mary Chain - Psychocandy (1985)
The Stone Roses - The Stone Roses (1989)

Posted by Tom H. on Saturday, 08.20.16 @ 16:27pm


Bauhaus - Mask (1981)
Bonnie Raitt - Nick of Time (1989)
Genesis - Invisible Touch (1986)
Peter Gabriel - Gabriel (III) (Melt) (1980)
Phil Collins - No Jacket Required (1985)
The B-52's - Cosmic Thing (1989)
The Jesus & Mary Chain - Psychocandy (1985)
The Police - Zenyatta Mondatta (1980)

Posted by Mike on Sunday, 08.21.16 @ 20:30pm


My Replacement Nominations:

Bad Brains - Bad Brains (1982)
Def Leppard - Pyromania (1983)
Eurythmics - Touch (1984)
Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five - The Message (1982)
Jane's Addiction - Nothing's Shocking (1988)
Megadeth - Peace Sells... But Who's Buying? (1986)
Minutemen - Double Nickels on the Dime (1984)
Phil Collins - No Jacket Required (1985)
The B-52's - Cosmic Thing (1989)
The Cure - Kiss Me Kiss Me Kiss Me (1987)
The Pogues - If I Should Fall From Grace With God (1988)
Tom Waits - Rain Dogs (1985)


For Your Consideration:

Violent Femmes - Violent Femmes (1983)
Pixies - Surfer Rosa (1988)
The Replacements - Tim (1985)
Talking Heads - Stop Making Sense (1984)
George Michael - Faith (1987)
ZZ Top - Eliminator (1983)
Metallica - Ride the Lightning (1984)
Madonna - Like A Virgin (1984)
Talking Heads - Speaking in Tongues (1983)
John Mellencamp - Scarecrow (1985)
The Stone Roses - The Stone Roses (1989)
Tears For Fears - Songs From The Big Chair (1985)
Hüsker Dü - New Day Rising (1985)
John Lennon & Yoko Ono - Double Fantasy (1980)
Devo - Freedom Of Choice (1980)
Bonnie Raitt - Nick of Time (1989)
Black Flag - Damaged (1981)
R.E.M. - Green (1988)
The Pretenders - Pretenders (1980)
Madonna - Like A Prayer (1989)

Posted by Darren on Monday, 08.22.16 @ 01:12am


Just a few for me:

John Lennon & Yoko Ono - Double Fantasy (1980)
R.E.M. - Green (1988)
REO Speedwagon - Hi Infidelity (1980)
The Stone Roses - The Stone Roses (1989)

Posted by AlexVoltaire on Monday, 08.22.16 @ 13:59pm


Round 4 Nominations for the 1980s Group are now closed.

The following 33 albums received at least 6 nominations and will be included in the Initial Rankings:

Bad Brains - Bad Brains (1982)
Bauhaus - Mask (1981)
Black Flag - Damaged (1981)
Bonnie Raitt - Nick of Time (1989)
Cyndi Lauper - She's So Unusual (1983)
Echo & the Bunnymen - Echo & the Bunnymen (1987)
Eurythmics - Touch (1984)
Fugazi - Fugazi (1988)
Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five - The Message (1982)
Hüsker Dü - New Day Rising (1985)
INXS - Kick (1987)
John "Cougar" Mellencamp - American Fool (1982)
John Mellencamp - Scarecrow (1985)
Minor Threat - Minor Threat (1981)
New Order - Power, Corruption & Lies (1983)
Phil Collins - No Jacket Required (1985)
Pixies - Surfer Rosa (1988)
R.E.M. - Green (1988)
Roxy Music - Avalon (1981)
Talking Heads - Speaking in Tongues (1983)
Talking Heads - Stop Making Sense (1984)
The B-52's - Cosmic Thing (1989)
The Clash - Sandinista! (1980)
The Cure - Kiss Me Kiss Me Kiss Me (1987)
The Jesus & Mary Chain - Psychocandy (1985)
The Pogues - If I Should Fall From Grace With God (1988)
The Police - Zenyatta Mondatta (1980)
The Replacements - Tim (1985)
The Rolling Stones - Tattoo You (1981)
The Stone Roses - The Stone Roses (1989)
Tom Waits - Rain Dogs (1985)
Violent Femmes - Violent Femmes (1983)
Whitney Houston - Whitney Houston (1985)


Any voter that would like to is eligible to vote in the Initial Rankings. To vote, rank 15 albums in order of preference. The highest-ranked song gets 15 points, the second-highest 14 points and so on.

The 14 albums that receive the most points (with more than 14 in the event of a tie for 14th) will be qualified for the final rankings vote for the 1980s group, to be ranked between #57 and #70 in the final rankings

There will be three days of initial ranking votes.

Rankings will end at 10 PM Central on Thursday the 25th.

Posted by Darren on Monday, 08.22.16 @ 23:39pm


Violent Femmes - Violent Femmes (1983) - 15
Pixies - Surfer Rosa (1988) - 14
The Replacements - Tim (1985) - 13
Talking Heads - Stop Making Sense (1984) - 12
Talking Heads - Speaking in Tongues (1983) - 11
John Mellencamp - Scarecrow (1985) - 10
The Stone Roses - The Stone Roses (1989) - 9
Hüsker Dü - New Day Rising (1985) - 8
Bonnie Raitt - Nick of Time (1989) - 7
Black Flag - Damaged (1981) - 6
R.E.M. - Green (1988) - 5
New Order - Power, Corruption & Lies (1983) - 4
Echo & the Bunnymen - Echo & the Bunnymen (1987) - 3
The Rolling Stones - Tattoo You (1981) - 2
Minor Threat - Minor Threat (1981) - 1

Posted by Darren on Monday, 08.22.16 @ 23:44pm


The Pogues - If I Should Fall From Grace With God (1988)- 15
Cyndi Lauper - She's So Unusual (1983)- 14
Bonnie Raitt - Nick of Time (1989)- 13
The Clash - Sandinista! (1980)- 12
Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five - The Message (1982)- 11
Phil Collins - No Jacket Required (1985)- 10
Pixies - Surfer Rosa (1988)- 9
Whitney Houston - Whitney Houston (1985)- 8
Echo & the Bunnymen - Echo & the Bunnymen (1987)- 7
Talking Heads - Speaking in Tongues (1983)- 6
Eurythmics - Touch (1984)- 5
Violent Femmes - Violent Femmes (1983)- 4
The B-52's - Cosmic Thing (1989)- 3
Bauhaus - Mask (1981)- 2
The Stone Roses - The Stone Roses (1989)- 1

Posted by AlexVoltaire on Tuesday, 08.23.16 @ 08:45am


1. The Rolling Stones- Tattoo You (1981) (15 pts)
2. The Replacements- Tim (1985)
3. Pixies- Surfer Rosa (1988)
4. Black Flag- Damaged (1981)
5. Talking Heads- Stop Making Sense (1984)
6. Phil Collins- No Jacket Required (1985)
7. INXS- Kick (1987)
8. Eurythmics- Touch (1983)
9. The B-52's- Cosmic Thing (1989)
10. New Order- Power, Corruption, and Lies (1983)
11. John Mellencamp- Scarecrow (1985)
12. Husker Du- New Day Rising (1985)
13. Cyndi Lauper- She's So Unusual (1983)
14. The Jesus and Mary Chain- Psychocandy (1985)
15. Bad Brains- Bad Brains (1982) (1 pt)

Posted by Donnie on Tuesday, 08.23.16 @ 09:37am


Roxy Music - Avalon (1981)-15
Talking Heads - Speaking in Tongues (1983)-14
The Replacements - Tim (1985)-13
New Order - Power, Corruption & Lies (1983)-12
Hüsker Dü - New Day Rising (1985)-11
Whitney Houston - Whitney Houston (1985)-10
Talking Heads - Stop Making Sense (1984)-9
Bad Brains - Bad Brains (1982)-8
Eurythmics - Touch (1984)-7
The Stone Roses - The Stone Roses (1989)-6
Fugazi - Fugazi (1988)-5
Pixies - Surfer Rosa (1988)-4
R.E.M. - Green (1988)-3
The Pogues - If I Should Fall From Grace With God (1988)-2
Bauhaus - Mask (1981)-1

Posted by Tom H. on Wednesday, 08.24.16 @ 11:31am


R.E.M. - Green (1988) 15
Bad Brains - Bad Brains (1982) 14
The Cure - Kiss Me Kiss Me Kiss Me (1987) 13
Black Flag- Damaged (1981) 12
The Rolling Stones- Tattoo You (1981) 11
John Mellencamp - Scarecrow (1985) 10
The Clash - Sandinista! (1980) 9
INXS- Kick (1987) 8
Minor Threat - Minor Threat (1981) 7
Hüsker Dü - New Day Rising (1985) 6
John "Cougar" Mellencamp - American Fool (1982) 5
Fugazi - Fugazi (1988) 4
Pixies - Surfer Rosa (1988) 3
The Replacements - Tim (1985) 2
Echo & the Bunnymen - Echo & the Bunnymen (1987) 1

Posted by Mike on Wednesday, 08.24.16 @ 12:51pm


This ballot is a little more Alt saturated than what I've been trying to do in previous rounds where I've bumped quite a few personal favorites in favor of landmark albums from genres that I'm less a fan of, but this round there's really no way around it. A vast majority of the most important albums on the list this round fall into the punk/post-punk/new wave category.


Tom Waits - Rain Dogs (1985)15
Bauhaus - Mask (1981)14
The Pogues - If I Should Fall From Grace With God (1988)13
Bad Brains - Bad Brains (1982)12
The Stone Roses - The Stone Roses (1989)11
Black Flag - Damaged (1981)10
New Order - Power, Corruption & Lies (1983)9
The Clash - Sandinista! (1980)8
Roxy Music - Avalon (1981)7
Eurythmics - Touch (1984)6
The Replacements - Tim (1985)5
The Cure - Kiss Me Kiss Me Kiss Me (1987)4
The Jesus & Mary Chain - Psychocandy (1985)3
Cyndi Lauper - She's So Unusual (1983)2
Talking Heads - Stop Making Sense (1984)1

Posted by DarinRG on Wednesday, 08.24.16 @ 20:05pm


Tom Waits - Rain Dogs (1985) - 15
Bonnie Raitt - Nick of Time (1989) - 14
Talking Heads - Speaking in Tongues (1983) - 13
Roxy Music - Avalon (1981) - 12
The Rolling Stones - Tattoo You (1981) - 11
The Clash - Sandinista! (1980) - 10
The Replacements - Tim (1985) - 9
Whitney Houston - Whitney Houston (1985) - 8
The Pogues - If I Should Fall From Grace With God (1988) - 7
Minor Threat - Minor Threat (1981) - 6
INXS - Kick (1987) - 5
John "Cougar" Mellencamp - American Fool (1982) - 4
Phil Collins - No Jacket Required (1985) - 3
Violent Femmes - Violent Femmes (1983) - 2
Eurythmics - Touch (1984) - 1

Posted by Nick on Thursday, 08.25.16 @ 00:02am


1. R.E.M. - Green (1988) 15 pts
2. INXS - Kick (1987)
3. The Police - Zenyatta Mondatta (1980)
4. Cyndi Lauper - She's So Unusual (1983)
5. Talking Heads - Speaking in Tongues (1983)
6. Bauhaus - Mask (1981)
7. Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five - The Message (1982)
8. Roxy Music - Avalon (1981)
9. Echo & the Bunnymen - Echo & the Bunnymen (1987)
10. New Order - Power, Corruption & Lies (1983)
11. The Jesus & Mary Chain - Psychocandy (1985)
12. John "Cougar" Mellencamp - American Fool (1982)
13. Talking Heads - Stop Making Sense (1984)
14. The Cure - Kiss Me Kiss Me Kiss Me (1987)
15. Black Flag - Damaged (1981)

Posted by jtrichey on Thursday, 08.25.16 @ 01:08am


Phil Collins - No Jacket Required (1985) 15
Cyndi Lauper - She's So Unusual (1983) 14
John Mellencamp - Scarecrow (1985) 13
Whitney Houston - Whitney Houston (1985) 12
INXS - Kick (1987) 11
Bonnie Raitt - Nick of Time (1989) 10
The B-52's - Cosmic Thing (1989) 9
The Police - Zenyatta Mondatta (1980) 8
John "Cougar" Mellencamp - American Fool (1982) 7
The Cure - Kiss Me Kiss Me Kiss Me (1987) 6
Violent Femmes - Violent Femmes (1983) 5
The Rolling Stones - Tattoo You (1981) 4
Eurythmics - Touch (1984) 3
Bauhaus - Mask (1981) 2
Talking Heads - Stop Making Sense (1984) 1

Posted by Jennifer on Thursday, 08.25.16 @ 21:20pm


Initial Ranking voting is now closed.

Here are the final results (let me know ASAP if there are any errors):

The Replacements - Tim (1985) - 56
Talking Heads - Speaking in Tongues (1983) - 55
INXS - Kick (1987) - 47
Cyndi Lauper - She's So Unusual (1983) - 45
Bonnie Raitt - Nick of Time (1989) - 44
Pixies - Surfer Rosa (1988) - 43
The Rolling Stones - Tattoo You (1981) - 43
Roxy Music - Avalon (1981) - 42
Black Flag - Damaged (1981) - 41
The Clash - Sandinista! (1980) - 39
John Mellencamp - Scarecrow (1985) - 38
Phil Collins - No Jacket Required (1985) - 38
R.E.M. - Green (1988) - 38
Whitney Houston - Whitney Houston (1985) - 38
___________________________

New Order - Power, Corruption & Lies (1983) - 37
Talking Heads - Stop Making Sense (1984) - 37
The Pogues - If I Should Fall From Grace With God (1988) - 37
Bad Brains - Bad Brains (1982) - 35
Eurythmics - Touch (1984) - 30
Tom Waits - Rain Dogs (1985) - 30
Bauhaus - Mask (1981) - 29
Hüsker Dü - New Day Rising (1985) - 29
The Stone Roses - The Stone Roses (1989) - 27
Violent Femmes - Violent Femmes (1983) - 26
The Cure - Kiss Me Kiss Me Kiss Me (1987) - 25
The Police - Zenyatta Mondatta (1980) - 21
Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five - The Message (1982) - 20
John "Cougar" Mellencamp - American Fool (1982) - 20
The B-52's - Cosmic Thing (1989) - 19
Echo & the Bunnymen - Echo & the Bunnymen (1987) - 18
Minor Threat - Minor Threat (1981) - 14
The Jesus & Mary Chain - Psychocandy (1985) - 10
Fugazi - Fugazi (1988) - 9


Voting is now open for the final rankings.

The following 14 albums have been qualified to be ranked between #57 and #70 in the 1980s rankings:

Black Flag - Damaged (1981)
Bonnie Raitt - Nick of Time (1989)
Cyndi Lauper - She's So Unusual (1983)
INXS - Kick (1987)
John Mellencamp - Scarecrow (1985)
Phil Collins - No Jacket Required (1985)
Pixies - Surfer Rosa (1988)
R.E.M. - Green (1988)
Roxy Music - Avalon (1981)
Talking Heads - Speaking in Tongues (1983)
The Clash - Sandinista! (1980)
The Replacements - Tim (1985)
The Rolling Stones - Tattoo You (1981)
Whitney Houston - Whitney Houston (1985)


To participate in the final rankings, rank all 14 albums in order of preference. The highest-ranked song gets 14 points, the second-highest 13 and so on.

In the event of a tie, the first tiebreaker is the album's score in this round's initial ranking. The second tiebreaker is determined by giving one point to each album for being the highest-ranked album on each individual's final ranking this round. The third tiebreaker is the same as the second tiebreaker, except for using the initial rankings. If the tie still isn't resolved, there will be a head-to-head tiebreaker vote after the conclusion of all rankings in the project.

There will be two days of final rankings.

Final rankings will end at 10 PM Central on Saturday the 27th.

Posted by Darren on Thursday, 08.25.16 @ 23:16pm


Pixies - Surfer Rosa (1988) - 14
The Replacements - Tim (1985) - 13
Talking Heads - Speaking in Tongues (1983) - 12
John Mellencamp - Scarecrow (1985) - 11
Bonnie Raitt - Nick of Time (1989) - 10
Black Flag - Damaged (1981) - 9
R.E.M. - Green (1988) - 8
The Rolling Stones - Tattoo You (1981) - 7
Cyndi Lauper - She's So Unusual (1983) - 6
INXS - Kick (1987) - 5
The Clash - Sandinista! (1980) - 4
Whitney Houston - Whitney Houston (1985) - 3
Phil Collins - No Jacket Required (1985) - 2
Roxy Music - Avalon (1981) - 1

Posted by Darren on Thursday, 08.25.16 @ 23:18pm


Black Flag - Damaged (1981)14
Roxy Music - Avalon (1981)13
The Clash - Sandinista! (1980)12
Talking Heads - Speaking in Tongues (1983)11
The Replacements - Tim (1985)10
R.E.M. - Green (1988)9
Cyndi Lauper - She's So Unusual (1983)8
INXS - Kick (1987)7
John Mellencamp - Scarecrow (1985)6
Pixies - Surfer Rosa (1988)5
Phil Collins - No Jacket Required (1985)4
Bonnie Raitt - Nick of Time (1989)3
The Rolling Stones - Tattoo You (1981)2
Whitney Houston - Whitney Houston (1985)1

Posted by DarinRG on Friday, 08.26.16 @ 00:05am


1. R.E.M. - Green (1988) 14 pts
2. INXS - Kick (1987)
3. Cyndi Lauper - She's So Unusual (1983)
4. Talking Heads - Speaking in Tongues (1983)
5. Roxy Music - Avalon (1981)
6. Black Flag - Damaged (1981)
7. The Clash - Sandinista! (1980)
8. Pixies - Surfer Rosa (1988)
9. John Mellencamp - Scarecrow (1985)
10. Phil Collins - No Jacket Required (1985)
11. The Rolling Stones - Tattoo You (1981)
12. The Replacements - Tim (1985)
13. Bonnie Raitt - Nick of Time (1989)
14. Whitney Houston - Whitney Houston (1985)

Posted by jtrichey on Friday, 08.26.16 @ 22:13pm


Bonnie Raitt - Nick of Time (1989)- 14
Cyndi Lauper - She's So Unusual (1983)- 13
The Clash - Sandinista! (1980)- 12
The Replacements - Tim (1985)- 11
R.E.M. - Green (1988)- 10
Whitney Houston - Whitney Houston (1985)- 9
Phil Collins - No Jacket Required (1985)- 8
Talking Heads - Speaking in Tongues (1983)- 7
Pixies - Surfer Rosa (1988)- 6
INXS - Kick (1987)- 5
John Mellencamp - Scarecrow (1985)- 4
The Rolling Stones - Tattoo You (1981)- 3
Roxy Music - Avalon (1981)- 2
Black Flag - Damaged (1981)- 1

Posted by AlexVoltaire on Friday, 08.26.16 @ 23:23pm


Roxy Music - Avalon (1981)-14
Talking Heads - Speaking in Tongues (1983)-13
The Replacements - Tim (1985)-12
Whitney Houston - Whitney Houston (1985)-11
Pixies - Surfer Rosa (1988)-10
R.E.M. - Green (1988)-9
Black Flag - Damaged (1981)-8
The Clash- Sandinista! (1980)-7
Phil Collins- No Jacket Required (1985)-6
Bonnie Raitt - Nick of Time (1989)-5
Cyndi Lauper - She's So Unusual (1983)-4
INXS - Kick (1987)-3
John Mellencamp - Scarecrow (1985)-2
The Rolling Stones - Tattoo You (1981)-1

Posted by Tom H. on Saturday, 08.27.16 @ 06:15am


R.E.M. - Green (1988) 14
Black Flag - Damaged (1981) 13
The Rolling Stones - Tattoo You (1981) 12
John Mellencamp - Scarecrow (1985) 11
The Clash- Sandinista! (1980) 10
INXS - Kick (1987) 9
The Replacements - Tim (1985) 8
Pixies - Surfer Rosa (1988) 7
Talking Heads - Speaking in Tongues (1983) 6
Phil Collins- No Jacket Required (1985) 5
Bonnie Raitt - Nick of Time (1989) 4
Roxy Music - Avalon (1981) 3
Cyndi Lauper - She's So Unusual (1983) 2
Whitney Houston - Whitney Houston (1985) 1

Posted by Mike on Saturday, 08.27.16 @ 09:40am


Phil Collins - No Jacket Required (1985) 14
Cyndi Lauper - She's So Unusual (1983) 13
INXS - Kick (1987) 12
Bonnie Raitt - Nick of Time (1989) 11
John Mellencamp - Scarecrow (1985) 10
Whitney Houston - Whitney Houston (1985) 9
The Rolling Stones - Tattoo You (1981) 8
Roxy Music - Avalon (1981) 7
The Clash - Sandinista! (1980) 6
Black Flag - Damaged (1981) 5
R.E.M. - Green (1988) 4
Talking Heads - Speaking in Tongues (1983) 3
The Replacements - Tim (1985) 2
Pixies - Surfer Rosa (1988) 1

Posted by Jennifer on Saturday, 08.27.16 @ 18:54pm


Talking Heads - Speaking in Tongues (1983) - 14
Bonnie Raitt - Nick of Time (1989) - 13
R.E.M. - Green (1988) - 12
The Replacements - Tim (1985) - 11
John Mellencamp - Scarecrow (1985) - 10
The Rolling Stones - Tattoo You (1981) - 9
Whitney Houston - Whitney Houston (1985) - 8
Black Flag - Damaged (1981) - 7
Roxy Music - Avalon (1981) - 6
INXS - Kick (1987) - 5
Pixies - Surfer Rosa (1988) - 4
The Clash - Sandinista! (1980) - 3
Cyndi Lauper - She's So Unusual (1983) - 2
Phil Collins - No Jacket Required (1985) - 1

Posted by Nick on Saturday, 08.27.16 @ 21:05pm


Since I missed the deadline last night, we'll end the final rankings for this round 10 PM Central tonight instead.

Posted by Darren on Sunday, 08.28.16 @ 20:43pm


The Replacements - Tim (1985) 14
Pixies - Surfer Rosa (1988) 13
Black Flag - Damaged (1981) 12
Roxy Music - Avalon (1981) 11
The Clash - Sandinista! (1980) 10
INXS - Kick (1987) 9
Whitney Houston - Whitney Houston (1985) 8
The Rolling Stones - Tattoo You (1981) 7
R.E.M. - Green (1988) 6
Cyndi Lauper - She's So Unusual (1983) 5
Bonnie Raitt - Nick of Time (1989) 4
Talking Heads - Speaking in Tongues (1983) 3
John Mellencamp - Scarecrow (1985) 2
Phil Collins - No Jacket Required (1985) 1

Posted by Gass3268 on Sunday, 08.28.16 @ 20:59pm


Final Rankings are now closed.

Here are the final results (let me know ASAP if there are any errors):

R.E.M. - Green (1988) - 86
The Replacements - Tim (1985) - 84
Talking Heads - Speaking in Tongues (1983) - 80
Black Flag - Damaged (1981) - 78
The Clash - Sandinista! (1980) - 72
INXS - Kick (1987) - 68

Pixies - Surfer Rosa (1988) - 67 (43 Points In Initial Rankings)
Roxy Music - Avalon (1981) - 67 (41 Points In Initial Rankings)

Bonnie Raitt - Nick of Time (1989) - 66
Cyndi Lauper - She's So Unusual (1983) - 65
John Mellencamp - Scarecrow (1985) - 62
The Rolling Stones - Tattoo You (1981) - 53
Whitney Houston - Whitney Houston (1985) - 51
Phil Collins - No Jacket Required (1985) - 46


Here are the updated rankings for each group:

Top 100 Overall

1. The Beatles - Sgt. Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band (1967)
2. Pink Floyd - Dark Side of the Moon (1973)
3. The Beach Boys - Pet Sounds (1966)
4. Led Zeppelin - Untitled (Led Zeppelin IV/ZOSO) (1971)
5. Nirvana - Nevermind (1991)
6. Michael Jackson - Thriller (1982)
7. Bob Dylan - Highway 61 Revisited (1965)
8. The Beatles - Revolver [UK] (1966)
9. The Doors - The Doors (1967)
10. The Beatles - Rubber Soul [UK] (1965)
11. The Jimi Hendrix Experience - Are You Experienced (1967)
12. The Clash - London Calling (1979)
13. The Beatles - Abbey Road (1969)
14. David Bowie - The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From Mars (1972)
15. U2 - The Joshua Tree (1987)
16. The Who - Who's Next (1971)
17. Prince & the Revolution - Purple Rain (1984)
18. Fleetwood Mac - Rumours (1977)
19. Marvin Gaye - What's Going On (1971)
20. Radiohead - OK Computer (1997)
21. Guns N' Roses - Appetite For Destruction (1987)
22. Pink Floyd - The Wall (1979)
23. Black Sabbath - Paranoid (1970)
24. Public Enemy - It Takes A Nation Of Millions To Hold Us Back (1988)
25. The Moody Blues - Days of Future Passed (1967)
26. The Beatles - The Beatles (1968)
27. Led Zeppelin - Led Zeppelin II (1969)
28. Bruce Springsteen - Born To Run (1975)
29. The Velvet Underground - The Velvet Underground And Nico (1967)
30. Carole King - Tapestry (1971)
31. The Rolling Stones - Exile On Main St. (1972)
32. Bob Dylan - Blonde On Blonde (1966)
33. Stevie Wonder - Songs in the Key of Life (1976)
34. Pearl Jam - Ten (1991)
35. Pink Floyd - Wish You Were Here (1975)
36. Ramones - Ramones (1976)
37. AC/DC - Back In Black (1980)
38. Bruce Springsteen - Born In The U.S.A. (1984)
39. N.W.A - Straight Outta Compton (1988)
40. R.E.M. - Automatic For The People (1992)
41. Miles Davis - Kind of Blue (1959)
42. Bob Marley & The Wailers - Exodus (1977)
43. U2 - Achtung Baby (1991)
44. Talking Heads - Remain In Light (1980)
45. Smashing Pumpkins - Mellon Collie And The Infinite Sadness (1995)
46. Simon & Garfunkel - Bridge Over Troubled Water (1970)
47. The Rolling Stones - Let it Bleed (1969)
48. Joni Mitchell - Blue (1971)
49. The Rolling Stones - Sticky Fingers (1971)
50. Van Morrison - Moondance (1970)
51. John Lennon - Imagine (1971)
52. The Eagles - Hotel California (1976)
53. Nine Inch Nails - The Downward Spiral (1994)
54. Kanye West - My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy (2010)
55. Curtis Mayfield - Superfly (1972)
56. Stevie Wonder - Innervisions (1973)
57. Kraftwerk - Autobahn (1974)
58. Johnny Cash - Johnny Cash At Folsom Prison (1968)
59. Bob Dylan - The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan (1963)
60. David Bowie - Hunky Dory (1971)
61. James Brown - Live At The Apollo (1963)
62. The Band - Music From Big Pink (1968)
63. Van Morrison - Astral Weeks (1968)
64. Metallica - Master of Puppets (1986)
65. T. Rex - Electric Warrior (1971)
66. The Doors - L.A. Woman (1971)
67. Peter Gabriel - So (1986)
68. Led Zeppelin - Physical Graffiti (1975)
69. George Harrison - All Things Must Pass (1970)
70. Led Zeppelin - Led Zeppelin (1969)
71. The Who - Tommy (1969)
72. Metallica - Metallica (The Black Album) (1991)
73. Neil Young - Harvest (1972)
74. Elton John - Goodbye Yellow Brick Road (1973)
75. Arcade Fire - The Suburbs (2010)
76. Bee Gees & Various Artists - Saturday Night Fever: The Original Movie Sound Track (1977)
77. Beastie Boys - Licensed To Ill (1986)
78. R.E.M. - Document (1987)
79. Red Hot Chili Peppers - Blood Sugar Sex Magik (1991)
80. Dr. Dre - The Chronic (1992)
81. The Zombies - Odessey And Oracle (1968)
82. The Smiths - The Queen is Dead (1986)
83. Cream - Disraeli Gears (1967)
84. Alanis Morissette - Jagged Little Pill (1995)
85. Creedence Clearwater Revival - Cosmo's Factory (1970)
86. Queen - A Night At The Opera (1975)
87. Green Day - American Idiot (2004)
88. Sly & The Family Stone - Stand! (1969)
89. Beck - Odelay (1996)
90. Tom Petty - Full Moon Fever (1989)
91. Oasis - (What's The Story) Morning Glory? (1995)
92. Prince & the Revolution - 1999 (1982)
93. Green Day - Dookie (1994)
94. Aretha Franklin - I Never Loved A Man The Way I Love You (1967)
95. Pearl Jam - Vs. (1993)
96. Smashing Pumpkins - Siamese Dream (1993)
97. Buddy Holly & The Crickets - The "Chirping" Crickets (1957)
98. The Rolling Stones - Beggars Banquet (1968)
99. Aerosmith - Toys In The Attic (1975)
100. Adele - 21 (2011)


Pre-1970

1. The Beatles - Sgt. Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band (1967)
2. The Beach Boys - Pet Sounds (1966)
3. Bob Dylan - Highway 61 Revisited (1965)
4. The Beatles - Revolver [UK] (1966)
5. The Doors - The Doors (1967)
6. The Beatles - Rubber Soul [UK] (1965)
7. The Jimi Hendrix Experience - Are You Experienced (1967)
8. The Beatles - Abbey Road (1969)
9. The Moody Blues - Days of Future Passed (1967)
10. The Beatles - The Beatles (1968)
11. Led Zeppelin - Led Zeppelin II (1969)
12. The Velvet Underground - The Velvet Underground And Nico (1967)
13. Bob Dylan - Blonde On Blonde (1966)
14. Miles Davis - Kind of Blue (1959)
15. The Rolling Stones - Let it Bleed (1969)
16. Johnny Cash - Johnny Cash At Folsom Prison (1968)
17. Bob Dylan - The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan (1963)
18. James Brown - Live At The Apollo (1963)
19. The Band - Music From Big Pink (1968)
20. Van Morrison - Astral Weeks (1968)
21. Led Zeppelin - Led Zeppelin (1969)
22. The Who - Tommy (1969)
23. The Zombies - Odessey And Oracle (1968)
24. Cream - Disraeli Gears (1967)
25. Sly & The Family Stone - Stand! (1969)
26. Aretha Franklin - I Never Loved A Man The Way I Love You (1967)
27. Buddy Holly & The Crickets - The "Chirping" Crickets (1957)
28. The Rolling Stones - Beggars Banquet (1968)
29. Jefferson Airplane - Surrealistic Pillow (1967)
30. Ray Charles - Modern Sounds in Country and Western Music (1962)
31. MC5 - Kick Out The Jams (1969)
32. The Doors - Strange Days (1967)
33. Bob Dylan - Bringing It All Back Home (1965)
34. Crosby, Stills & Nash - Crosby, Stills & Nash (1969)
35. Elvis Presley - Elvis Presley (1956)
36. The Jimi Hendrix Experience - Electric Ladyland (1968)
37. Love - Forever Changes (1967)
38. Bob Dylan - The Times They Are a-Changin' (1964)
39. Santana - Santana (1969)
40. The Kinks - The Kinks Are The Village Green Preservation Society (1968)
41. The Mothers of Invention - Freak Out! (1966)
42. King Crimson - In the Court of the Crimson King (1969)
43. The Beatles - A Hard Day's Night [UK] (1964)
44. Simon & Garfunkel - Bookends (1968)
45. The Beatles - Help! [UK] (1965)
46. Dusty Springfield - Dusty in Memphis (1969)
47 (tie). Big Brother and the Holding Company - Cheap Thrills (1968)
47 (tie). Creedence Clearwater Revival - Green River (1969)
49. Creedence Clearwater Revival - Willy and the Poor Boys (1969)
50. The Doors - Waiting For The Sun (1968)
51. The Stooges - The Stooges (1969)
52. Neil Young & Crazy Horse - Everybody Knows This is Nowhere (1969)
53. Otis Redding - Otis Blue: Otis Redding Sings Soul (1965)
54. Bo Diddley - Bo Diddley (1958)
55. The Flying Burrito Brothers - The Gilded Palace Of Sin (1969)
56. Simon & Garfunkel - Parsley, Sage, Rosemary, And Thyme (1966)
57. Etta James - At Last! (1961)
58. Aretha Franklin - Aretha: Lady Soul (1968)
59. Muddy Waters - At Newport 1960 (1960)
60. Chicago - Chicago Transit Authority (1969)
61. Chuck Berry - Is On Top (1959)
62. Peter, Paul and Mary - Peter, Paul and Mary (1962)
63. The Beatles - Magical Mystery Tour [US] (1967)
64. The Who - The Who Sell Out (1967)
65. The Byrds - Mr. Tambourine Man (1965)
66. The Beatles - Please Please Me (1963)
67. The Who - My Generation [UK] (1965)
68. Frank Sinatra - In The Wee Small Hours (1955)
69. The Byrds - Sweetheart Of The Rodeo (1968)
70. Little Richard - Here's Little Richard (1957)
71. Albert King - Born Under a Bad Sign (1967)
72. Procol Harum - Procol Harum (1967)
73. Cream - Fresh Cream (1966)
74. Buffalo Springfield - Buffalo Springfield Again (1967)
75. The Kinks - Something Else By The Kinks (1967)
76. The Velvet Underground - The Velvet Underground (1969)
77. John Coltrane - A Love Supreme (1965)
78. Traffic - Mr. Fantasy (1967)
79. Cream - Wheels Of Fire (1968)
80. Grateful Dead - Live/Dead (1969)
81. The Byrds - Younger Than Yesterday (1967)
82. The Jimi Hendrix Experience - Axis: Bold As Love (1967)
83. Frank Zappa And The Mothers Of Invention - Hot Rats (1969)
84. Howlin' Wolf - Howlin' Wolf (The Rockin' Chair Album) (1962)
85. The Beatles - With The Beatles (1963)
86. The Meters - Look-Ka Py Py (1969)
87. The Mamas And The Papas - If You Can Believe Your Eyes And Ears (1966)
88. John Coltrane - Giant Steps (1960)
89. Booker T. & The M.G.'s - Green Onions (1962)
90. The Band - The Band (1969)
91. Leonard Cohen - Songs Of Leonard Cohen (1967)
92. The Kinks - Arthur (Or the Decline and Fall of the British Empire) (1969)
93. Dick Dale and His Del-Tones - Surfer's Choice (1962)
94. Robert Johnson - King of the Delta Blues Singers (1961)
95. The Paul Butterfield Blues Band - East-West (1966)
96. The Supremes - Where Did Our Love Go (1964)
97. Ray Charles - Ray Charles (1957)
98. Ornette Coleman - The Shape of Jazz To Come (1959)
99. Dave Brubeck - Time Out (1959)
100. Silver Apples - Silver Apples (1968)
101. Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band - Trout Mask Replica (1969)


1970s

1. Pink Floyd - Dark Side of the Moon (1973)
2. Led Zeppelin - Untitled (Led Zeppelin IV/ZOSO) (1971)
3. The Clash - London Calling (1979)
4. David Bowie - The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From Mars (1972)
5. The Who - Who's Next (1971)
6. Fleetwood Mac - Rumours (1977)
7. Marvin Gaye - What's Going On (1971)
8. Pink Floyd - The Wall (1979)
9. Black Sabbath - Paranoid (1970)
10. Bruce Springsteen - Born To Run (1975)
11. Carole King - Tapestry (1971)
12. The Rolling Stones - Exile On Main St. (1972)
13. Stevie Wonder - Songs in the Key of Life (1976)
14. Pink Floyd - Wish You Were Here (1975)
15. Ramones - Ramones (1976)
16. Bob Marley & The Wailers - Exodus (1977)
17. Simon & Garfunkel - Bridge Over Troubled Water (1970)
18. Joni Mitchell - Blue (1971)
19. The Rolling Stones - Sticky Fingers (1971)
20. Van Morrison - Moondance (1970)
21. John Lennon - Imagine (1971)
22. The Eagles - Hotel California (1976)
23. Curtis Mayfield - Superfly (1972)
24. Stevie Wonder - Innervisions (1973)
25. Kraftwerk - Autobahn (1974)
26. David Bowie - Hunky Dory (1971)
27. T. Rex - Electric Warrior (1971)
28. The Doors - L.A. Woman (1971)
29. Led Zeppelin - Physical Graffiti (1975)
30. George Harrison - All Things Must Pass (1970)
31. Neil Young - Harvest (1972)
32. Elton John - Goodbye Yellow Brick Road (1973)
33. Bee Gees & Various Artists - Saturday Night Fever: The Original Movie Sound Track (1977)
34. Creedence Clearwater Revival - Cosmo's Factory (1970)
35. Queen - A Night At The Opera (1975)
36. Aerosmith - Toys In The Attic (1975)
37. Deep Purple - Machine Head (1972)
38. Boston - Boston (1976)
39. Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young - Deja Vu (1970)
40. Billy Joel - The Stranger (1977)
41. Derek & The Dominos - Layla & Other Assorted Love Songs (1970)
42. Sex Pistols - Never Mind The Bollocks, Here's The Sex Pistols (1977)
43. Neil Young - After the Gold Rush (1970)
44. Black Sabbath - Black Sabbath (1970)
45. Michael Jackson - Off the Wall (1979)
46. Jethro Tull - Aqualung (1971)
47. Kraftwerk - Trans-Europe Express (1977)
48. The Clash - The Clash [US] (1977)
49. AC/DC - Highway to Hell (1979)
50. John Lennon - John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band (1970)
51. The Cars - The Cars (1978)
52. Cheap Trick - Cheap Trick At Budokan (1978)
53. Paul McCartney & Wings - Band on the Run (1973)
54. The Who - Quadrophenia (1973)
55. Lou Reed - Transformer (1972)
56. Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers - Damn the Torpedoes (1979)
57. Blondie - Parallel Lines (1978)
58. Led Zeppelin - Houses of the Holy (1973)
59. Steely Dan - Aja (1977)
60. Patti Smith - Horses (1975)
61. Alice Cooper - Billion Dollar Babies (1973)
62. The Allman Brothers Band - At Fillmore East (1971)
63. Van Halen - Van Halen (1978)
64. James Taylor - Sweet Baby James (1970)
65. Janis Joplin - Pearl (1971)
66. Elvis Costello - My Aim Is True (1977)
67. Bruce Springsteen - Darkness on the Edge of Town (1978)
68. Santana - Abraxas (1970)
69. New York Dolls - New York Dolls (1973)
70. Bob Dylan - Blood On The Tracks (1975)
71. Big Star - #1 Record (1972)
72. Steve Miller Band - Fly Like An Eagle (1976)
73. Meat Loaf - Bat Out Of Hell (1977)
74. The Beatles - Let It Be (1970)
75. The Eagles - Eagles (1972)
76. The Doors - Morrison Hotel (1970)
77. Warren Zevon - Excitable Boy (1978)
78. Peter Frampton - Frampton Comes Alive! (1976)
79. Rush - 2112 (1976)
80. Cat Stevens - Tea For The Tillerman (1970)
81. Devo - Q: Are We Not Men? A: We Are Devo! (1978)
82. Chicago - Chicago (II) (1970)
83. Stevie Wonder - Talking Book (1972)
84. Lynyrd Skynyrd - Pronounced Leh-nerd Skin-nerd (1973)
85. Yes - The Yes Album (1971)
86. Heart - Dreamboat Annie (1976)
87. Supertramp - Breakfast in America (1979)
88. Talking Heads - More Songs About Buildings And Food (1978)
89. The Allman Brothers Band - Eat a Peach (1972)
90. The Cars - Candy-O (1979)
91. The Police - Outlandos d'Amour (1978)
92. Iggy Pop - Lust for Life (1977)
93. David Bowie - Aladdin Sane (1973)
94. Roxy Music - Roxy Music (1972)
95. Miles Davis - Bitches Brew (1970)
96. Sly & The Family Stone - There's A Riot Goin' On (1971)
97. Brian Eno - Ambient 1: Music For Airports (1978)
98. Yes - Fragile (1971)
99. David Bowie - Low (1977)
100. Jethro Tull - Thick As A Brick (1972)


1980s

1. Michael Jackson - Thriller (1982)
2. U2 - The Joshua Tree (1987)
3. Prince & the Revolution - Purple Rain (1984)
4. Guns N' Roses - Appetite For Destruction (1987)
5. Public Enemy - It Takes A Nation Of Millions To Hold Us Back (1988)
6. AC/DC - Back In Black (1980)
7. Bruce Springsteen - Born In The U.S.A. (1984)
8. N.W.A - Straight Outta Compton (1988)
9. Talking Heads - Remain In Light (1980)
10. Metallica - Master of Puppets (1986)
11. Peter Gabriel - So (1986)
12. Beastie Boys - Licensed To Ill (1986)
13. R.E.M. - Document (1987)
14. The Smiths - The Queen is Dead (1986)
15. Tom Petty - Full Moon Fever (1989)
16. Prince & the Revolution - 1999 (1982)
17. Dire Straits - Brothers in Arms (1985)
18. R.E.M. - Murmur (1983)
19. Paul Simon - Graceland (1986)
20. The Police - Synchronicity (1983)
21. The Clash - Combat Rock (1982)
22. Duran Duran - Rio (1982)
23. Sonic Youth - Daydream Nation (1988)
24. David Bowie - Let's Dance (1983)
25. Ozzy Osbourne - Blizzard Of Ozz (1980)
26. Pixies - Doolittle (1989)
27. Janet Jackson - Rhythm Nation 1814 (1989)
28. Run D.M.C. - Raising Hell (1986)
29. Van Halen - 1984 (1984)
30. The Replacements - Let It Be (1984)
31. Michael Jackson - Bad (1987)
32. Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble - Texas Flood (1983)
33. Metallica - ...And Justice For All (1988)
34. The Smiths - Meat Is Murder (1985)
35. Bruce Springsteen - The River (1980)
36. Kate Bush - Hounds of Love (1985)
37. Nine Inch Nails - Pretty Hate Machine (1989)
38. Beastie Boys - Paul's Boutique (1989)
39. The Cure - Disintegration (1989)
40. Motörhead - Ace Of Spades (1980)
41. Hüsker Dü - Zen Arcade (1984)
42. Eric B. & Rakim - Paid In Full (1987)
43. Iron Maiden - The Number of the Beast (1982)
44. Prince - Sign O' The Times (1987)
45. U2 - War (1983)
46. De La Soul - 3 Feet High and Rising (1989)
47. Dead Kennedys - Fresh Fruit For Rotting Vegetables (1980)
48. Rush - Moving Pictures (1981)
49. Depeche Mode - Music For The Masses (1987)
50. Judas Priest - British Steel (1980)
51. X - Los Angeles (1980)
52. Bruce Springsteen - Nebraska (1982)
53. The Police - Ghost in the Machine (1981)
54. Foreigner - 4 (1981)
55. Billy Idol - Rebel Yell (1983)
56. The Cars - Heartbeat City (1984)
57. R.E.M. - Green (1988)
58. The Replacements - Tim (1985)
59. Talking Heads - Speaking in Tongues (1983)
60. Black Flag - Damaged (1981)
61. The Clash - Sandinista! (1980)
62. INXS - Kick (1987)
63. Pixies - Surfer Rosa (1988)
64. Roxy Music - Avalon (1981)
65. Bonnie Raitt - Nick of Time (1989)
66. Cyndi Lauper - She's So Unusual (1983)
67. John Mellencamp - Scarecrow (1985)
68. The Rolling Stones - Tattoo You (1981)
69. Whitney Houston - Whitney Houston (1985)
70. Phil Collins - No Jacket Required (1985)


1990s

1. Nirvana - Nevermind (1991)
2. Radiohead - OK Computer (1997)
3. Pearl Jam - Ten (1991)
4. R.E.M. - Automatic For The People (1992)
5. U2 - Achtung Baby (1991)
6. Smashing Pumpkins - Mellon Collie And The Infinite Sadness (1995)
7. Nine Inch Nails - The Downward Spiral (1994)
8. Metallica - Metallica (The Black Album) (1991)
9. Red Hot Chili Peppers - Blood Sugar Sex Magik (1991)
10. Dr. Dre - The Chronic (1992)
11. Alanis Morissette - Jagged Little Pill (1995)
12. Beck - Odelay (1996)
13. Oasis - (What's The Story) Morning Glory? (1995)
14. Green Day - Dookie (1994)
15. Pearl Jam - Vs. (1993)
16. Smashing Pumpkins - Siamese Dream (1993)


2000-2015

1. Kanye West - My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy (2010)
2. Arcade Fire - The Suburbs (2010)
3. Green Day - American Idiot (2004)
4. Adele - 21 (2011)


Nominations for Round 4 of the 1980s Group Rankings are now open.

Each voter (including new voters to the project, who are welcome to join at any time) can nominate as many as 50 qualified albums (a minimum of 35 nominations is required for this round for your ballot to be counted) that haven't been ranked yet (listed below). Voters must have at least 20 current nominations (or explain that they didn't think any other albums were worthy of nomination) for their nominations to be counted.

This will be the last round of replacement nominations for this group. The final round will be an open vote including all remaining, eligible albums.


Here are the maximum number of replacement nominations available this round for each voter that has previously nominated albums for this group:

Darren - 13
AlexVoltaire - 22
DarinRG - 18
Gassman - 18
Jennifer - 22
joker - 29
jtrichey - 23
Mike - 16
Nick - 24
Tom H. - 11

If you'd like additional replacement nominations, you'll need to specify which previously nominated album you would like to un-nominate.


Here is the list of qualified albums that haven't been ranked yet:

Bad Brains - Bad Brains (1982)
Bauhaus - In The Flat Field (1980)
Bauhaus - Mask (1981)
Bon Jovi - Slippery When Wet (1986)
Cocteau Twins - Head Over Heels (1983)
Def Leppard - Pyromania (1983)
Devo - Freedom Of Choice (1980)
Echo & the Bunnymen - Echo & the Bunnymen (1987)
Einstürzende Neubauten - Zeichnungen des Patienten O.T. (1983)
Eric B. and Rakim - Follow the Leader (1988)
Eurythmics - Touch (1984)
Faith No More - The Real Thing (1989)
Fugazi - Fugazi (1988)
Genesis - Invisible Touch (1986)
George Michael - Faith (1987)
Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five - The Message (1982)
Hall & Oates - Private Eyes (1981)
Hüsker Dü - New Day Rising (1985)
Jane's Addiction - Nothing's Shocking (1988)
Janet Jackson - Control (1986)
John "Cougar" Mellencamp - American Fool (1982)
John Lennon & Yoko Ono - Double Fantasy (1980)
Joy Division - Closer (1980)
Kate Bush - The Dreaming (1982)
Kraftwerk - Computer World (1981)
Living Colour - Vivid (1988)
LL Cool J - Radio (1985)
Los Lobos - How Will the Wolf Survive? (1984)
Madonna - Like A Prayer (1989)
Madonna - Like A Virgin (1984)
Megadeth - Peace Sells... But Who's Buying? (1986)
Metallica - Ride the Lightning (1984)
Minor Threat - Minor Threat (1981)
Minutemen - Double Nickels on the Dime (1984)
New Order - Power, Corruption & Lies (1983)
Nirvana - Bleach (1989)
Peter Gabriel - Gabriel (III) (Melt) (1980)
Public Enemy - Yo! Bum Rush The Show (1987)
Queen Latifah - All Hail the Queen (1989)
Queensrÿche - Operation: Mindcrime (1988)
REO Speedwagon - Hi Infidelity (1980)
Run-D.M.C. - Run-D.M.C. (1984)
Slayer - Reign In Blood (1986)
Steve Winwood - Back In The High Life (1986)
Talking Heads - Stop Making Sense (1984)
Tears For Fears - Songs From The Big Chair (1985)
The B-52's - Cosmic Thing (1989)
The Cure - Kiss Me Kiss Me Kiss Me (1987)
The Fall - This Nation's Saving Grace (1985)
The Go-Go's - Beauty And The Beat (1982)
The Human League - Dare (1981)
The Jesus & Mary Chain - Psychocandy (1985)
The Pogues - If I Should Fall From Grace With God (1988)
The Police - Zenyatta Mondatta (1980)
The Pretenders - Pretenders (1980)
The Stone Roses - The Stone Roses (1989)
Tom Waits - Rain Dogs (1985)
Tracy Chapman - Tracy Chapman (1989)
Violent Femmes - Violent Femmes (1983)
Yes - 90125 (1983)
ZZ Top - Eliminator (1983)


There will be 3 days of replacement nominations. After the conclusion of replacement nominations, the approx. 25 albums with the most nominations will advance to this round's initial rankings to be qualified for final rankings. This round will rank 15 albums unless there is a tie at the end of the final rankings, in which case more than 15 albums could be ranked this round.


Replacement nominations will end at 10 PM Central on Wednesday the 31st.

Posted by Darren on Sunday, 08.28.16 @ 23:17pm


My replacement nominations:

Bauhaus - In The Flat Field (1980)
Bon Jovi - Slippery When Wet (1986)
Hall & Oates - Private Eyes (1981)
John "Cougar" Mellencamp - American Fool (1982)
Joy Division - Closer (1980)
Kraftwerk - Computer World (1981)
Peter Gabriel - Gabriel (III) (Melt) (1980)
Queensrÿche - Operation: Mindcrime (1988)
REO Speedwagon - Hi Infidelity (1980)
Steve Winwood - Back In The High Life (1986)
The Go-Go's - Beauty And The Beat (1982)
The Human League - Dare (1981)
Yes - 90125 (1983)


For Your Consideration:

Violent Femmes - Violent Femmes (1983)
Talking Heads - Stop Making Sense (1984)
George Michael - Faith (1987)
ZZ Top - Eliminator (1983)
Metallica - Ride the Lightning (1984)
Madonna - Like A Virgin (1984)
The Stone Roses - The Stone Roses (1989)
Tears For Fears - Songs From The Big Chair (1985)
Hüsker Dü - New Day Rising (1985)
John Lennon & Yoko Ono - Double Fantasy (1980)
Devo - Freedom Of Choice (1980)
The Pretenders - Pretenders (1980)
Madonna - Like A Prayer (1989)
New Order - Power, Corruption & Lies (1983)
Run D.M.C. - Raising Hell (1986)
Janet Jackson - Control (1986)
Slayer - Reign In Blood (1986)
Echo & the Bunnymen - Echo & the Bunnymen (1987)
Nirvana - Bleach (1989)
Faith No More - The Real Thing (1989)

Posted by Darren on Sunday, 08.28.16 @ 23:20pm


I am going to respectfully take a bye week on nominations this time around.

Posted by AlexVoltaire on Monday, 08.29.16 @ 00:10am


Cocteau Twins - Head Over Heels (1983)
John Lennon & Yoko Ono - Double Fantasy (1980)
Los Lobos - How Will the Wolf Survive? (1984)
Public Enemy - Yo! Bum Rush The Show (1987)
Talking Heads - Stop Making Sense (1984)
The Fall - This Nation's Saving Grace (1985)
Tracy Chapman - Tracy Chapman (1989)

Posted by Mike on Monday, 08.29.16 @ 19:51pm


few replacements:

Cocteau Twins - Head Over Heels (1983)
Devo - Freedom Of Choice (1980)
John Lennon & Yoko Ono - Double Fantasy (1980)
Madonna - Like A Virgin (1984)
The Go-Go's - Beauty And The Beat (1982)

Posted by jtrichey on Tuesday, 08.30.16 @ 00:20am


My Top 12 1980s Album Priorities for Your Consideration:

Hall & Oates - Private Eyes (1981)
Genesis - Invisible Touch (1986)
REO Speedwagon - Hi Infidelity (1980)
John Lennon & Yoko Ono - Double Fantasy (1980)
Tracy Chapman - Tracy Chapman (1989)
The Pretenders - Pretenders (1980)
Yes - 90125 (1983)
Tears For Fears - Songs From The Big Chair (1985)
George Michael - Faith (1987)
Peter Gabriel - Gabriel (III) (Melt) (1980)
The B-52's - Cosmic Thing (1989)
Bon Jovi - Slippery When Wet (1986)

Posted by Jennifer on Tuesday, 08.30.16 @ 15:00pm


Our biggest 80s mistake so far is an album that I'm not even a fan of. Omitting Like a Virgin from the overall top 100 was on par with omitting Thriller, Born in the USA or Purple Rain, especially considering that we included Jagged Little Pill and, very generously, 21. For such a culturally dominant game changer of an album to have not even surfaced in the 80s rankings yet is a really bad look.

Replacements:

Faith No More - The Real Thing (1989)
Hüsker Dü - New Day Rising (1985)
Jane's Addiction - Nothing's Shocking (1988)
Janet Jackson - Control (1986)
Kate Bush - The Dreaming (1982)
Kraftwerk - Computer World (1981)
Living Colour - Vivid (1988)
Megadeth - Peace Sells... But Who's Buying? (1986)
Queen Latifah - All Hail the Queen (1989)
Run-D.M.C. - Run-D.M.C. (1984)
The Human League - Dare (1981)
Violent Femmes - Violent Femmes (1983)

Posted by DarinRG on Tuesday, 08.30.16 @ 18:15pm


While I am a little surprised Like a Virgin hasn't reared it's head yet, I don't think it is a game changer type album. Artist, yes, game changer. Song, yes, game changer. Album, IMO, not really. There is no comparison even close with Thriller or Purple Rain. I believe Jagged Little Pill is correctly ahead of Like a Virgin. 21? Yes, there's an argument there.

Posted by jtrichey on Tuesday, 08.30.16 @ 23:20pm


Replacement Nominations

Echo & the Bunnymen - Echo & the Bunnymen (1987)
Faith No More - The Real Thing (1989)
Hall & Oates - Private Eyes (1981)
Queensrÿche - Operation: Mindcrime (1988)
Steve Winwood - Back In The High Life (1986)
Tears For Fears - Songs From The Big Chair (1985)
The B-52's - Cosmic Thing (1989)
The Fall - This Nation's Saving Grace (1985)
The Pretenders - Pretenders (1980)
Violent Femmes - Violent Femmes (1983)
ZZ Top - Eliminator (1983)

Posted by Tom H. on Wednesday, 08.31.16 @ 06:35am


Replacement Nominations

Echo & the Bunnymen - Echo & the Bunnymen (1987)
Faith No More - The Real Thing (1989)
Hall & Oates - Private Eyes (1981)
Queensrÿche - Operation: Mindcrime (1988)
Steve Winwood - Back In The High Life (1986)
Tears For Fears - Songs From The Big Chair (1985)
The B-52's - Cosmic Thing (1989)
The Fall - This Nation's Saving Grace (1985)
The Pretenders - Pretenders (1980)
Violent Femmes - Violent Femmes (1983)
ZZ Top - Eliminator (1983)

Posted by Tom H. on Wednesday, 08.31.16 @ 06:35am


Replacement Nominations

Echo & the Bunnymen - Echo & the Bunnymen (1987)
Faith No More - The Real Thing (1989)
Hall & Oates - Private Eyes (1981)
Queensrÿche - Operation: Mindcrime (1988)
Steve Winwood - Back In The High Life (1986)
Tears For Fears - Songs From The Big Chair (1985)
The B-52's - Cosmic Thing (1989)
The Fall - This Nation's Saving Grace (1985)
The Pretenders - Pretenders (1980)
Violent Femmes - Violent Femmes (1983)
ZZ Top - Eliminator (1983)

Posted by Tom H. on Wednesday, 08.31.16 @ 06:35am


Only meant to post that once. Sorry about that

Posted by Tom H. on Wednesday, 08.31.16 @ 06:37am


Apologies for the delay.


Round 5 Nominations for the 1980s Group are now closed.

The following 35 albums received at least 6 nominations and will be included in the Initial Rankings:

Bad Brains - Bad Brains (1982)
Bauhaus - Mask (1981)
Bon Jovi - Slippery When Wet (1986)
Cocteau Twins - Head Over Heels (1983)
Devo - Freedom Of Choice (1980)
Echo & the Bunnymen - Echo & the Bunnymen (1987)
Eurythmics - Touch (1984)
Fugazi - Fugazi (1988)
Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five - The Message (1982)
Hall & Oates - Private Eyes (1981)
Hüsker Dü - New Day Rising (1985)
Jane's Addiction - Nothing's Shocking (1988)
Janet Jackson - Control (1986)
John "Cougar" Mellencamp - American Fool (1982)
John Lennon & Yoko Ono - Double Fantasy (1980)
Kraftwerk - Computer World (1981)
Madonna - Like A Virgin (1984)
Minor Threat - Minor Threat (1981)
New Order - Power, Corruption & Lies (1983)
Peter Gabriel - Gabriel (III) (Melt) (1980)
Steve Winwood - Back In The High Life (1986)
Talking Heads - Stop Making Sense (1984)
The B-52's - Cosmic Thing (1989)
The Cure - Kiss Me Kiss Me Kiss Me (1987)
The Human League - Dare (1981)
The Jesus & Mary Chain - Psychocandy (1985)
The Pogues - If I Should Fall From Grace With God (1988)
The Police - Zenyatta Mondatta (1980)
The Pretenders - Pretenders (1980)
The Stone Roses - The Stone Roses (1989)
Tom Waits - Rain Dogs (1985)
Tracy Chapman - Tracy Chapman (1989)
Violent Femmes - Violent Femmes (1983)
Yes - 90125 (1983)
ZZ Top - Eliminator (1983)


Any voter that would like to is eligible to vote in the Initial Rankings. To vote, rank 15 albums in order of preference. The highest-ranked song gets 15 points, the second-highest 14 points and so on.

The 15 albums that receive the most points (with more than 15 in the event of a tie for 14th) will be qualified for the final rankings vote for the 1980s group, to be ranked between #71 and #85 in the final rankings

There will be three days of initial ranking votes.

Rankings will end at 10 PM Central on Sunday the 4th.

Posted by Darren on Thursday, 09.1.16 @ 19:08pm


Violent Femmes - Violent Femmes (1983) - 15
Talking Heads - Stop Making Sense (1984) - 14
ZZ Top - Eliminator (1983) - 13
Madonna - Like A Virgin (1984) - 12
The Stone Roses - The Stone Roses (1989) - 11
Hüsker Dü - New Day Rising (1985) - 10
John Lennon & Yoko Ono - Double Fantasy (1980) - 9
Devo - Freedom Of Choice (1980) - 8
The Pretenders - Pretenders (1980) - 7
New Order - Power, Corruption & Lies (1983) - 6
Janet Jackson - Control (1986) - 5
Echo & the Bunnymen - Echo & the Bunnymen (1987) - 4
Minor Threat - Minor Threat (1981) - 3
Fugazi - Fugazi (1988) - 2
The Jesus & Mary Chain - Psychocandy (1985) - 1

Posted by Darren on Thursday, 09.1.16 @ 19:24pm


1. The Human League - Dare (1981) 15 pts
2. Talking Heads - Stop Making Sense (1984)
3. Echo & the Bunnymen - Echo & the Bunnymen (1987)
4. The Pretenders - Pretenders (1980)
5. Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five - The Message (1982)
6. The Police - Zenyatta Mondatta (1980)
7. Hall & Oates - Private Eyes (1981)
8. John "Cougar" Mellencamp - American Fool (1982)
9. New Order - Power, Corruption & Lies (1983)
10. The Cure - Kiss Me Kiss Me Kiss Me (1987)
11. Steve Winwood - Back In The High Life (1986)
12. The Jesus & Mary Chain - Psychocandy (1985)
13. Bauhaus - Mask (1981)
14. The B-52's - Cosmic Thing (1989)
15. Violent Femmes - Violent Femmes (1983)

Posted by jtrichey on Thursday, 09.1.16 @ 23:08pm


Bad Brains - Bad Brains (1982) 15
Bon Jovi - Slippery When Wet (1986) 14
ZZ Top - Eliminator (1983) 13
Jane's Addiction - Nothing's Shocking (1988) 12
Yes - 90125 (1983) 11
Devo - Freedom Of Choice (1980) 10
The Stone Roses - The Stone Roses (1989) 9
The Cure - Kiss Me Kiss Me Kiss Me (1987) 8
Minor Threat - Minor Threat (1981) 7
Hüsker Dü - New Day Rising (1985) 6
John "Cougar" Mellencamp - American Fool (1982) 5
Fugazi - Fugazi (1988) 4
Echo & the Bunnymen - Echo & the Bunnymen (1987) 3
Violent Femmes - Violent Femmes (1983) 2
Kraftwerk - Computer World (1981) 1

Posted by Mike on Friday, 09.2.16 @ 12:00pm


The Pretenders - Pretenders (1980) - 15
Tom Waits - Rain Dogs (1985) - 14
Madonna - Like A Virgin (1984) - 13
Janet Jackson - Control (1986) - 12
Steve Winwood - Back In The High Life (1986) - 11
Bon Jovi - Slippery When Wet (1986) - 10
Yes - 90125 (1983) - 9
The Pogues - If I Should Fall From Grace With God (1988) - 8
Kraftwerk - Computer World (1981) - 7
New Order - Power, Corruption & Lies (1983) - 6
ZZ Top - Eliminator (1983) - 5
Minor Threat - Minor Threat (1981) - 4
John "Cougar" Mellencamp - American Fool (1982) -3
Hüsker Dü - New Day Rising (1985) - 2
The B-52's - Cosmic Thing (1989) - 1

Posted by Nick on Friday, 09.2.16 @ 12:05pm


Tom Waits - Rain Dogs (1985)15
Bauhaus - Mask (1981)14
The Pogues - If I Should Fall From Grace With God (1988)13
The Stone Roses - The Stone Roses (1989)12
Madonna - Like A Virgin (1984)11
Bad Brains - Bad Brains (1982)10
New Order - Power, Corruption & Lies (1983)9
Devo - Freedom Of Choice (1980)8
Eurythmics - Touch (1984)7
The Jesus & Mary Chain - Psychocandy (1985)6
The Cure - Kiss Me Kiss Me Kiss Me (1987)5
Cocteau Twins - Head Over Heels (1983)4
Kraftwerk - Computer World (1981)3
Peter Gabriel - Gabriel (III) (Melt) (1980)2
Talking Heads - Stop Making Sense (1984)1

Posted by DarinRG on Friday, 09.2.16 @ 15:14pm


The Pogues - If I Should Fall From Grace With God (1988)- 15
Madonna - Like A Virgin (1984)- 14
Echo & the Bunnymen - Echo & the Bunnymen (1987)- 13
John Lennon & Yoko Ono - Double Fantasy (1980)- 12
Violent Femmes - Violent Femmes (1983)- 11
Eurythmics - Touch (1984)- 10
Bon Jovi - Slippery When Wet (1986)- 9
Janet Jackson - Control (1986)- 8
Kraftwerk - Computer World (1981)- 7
Tracy Chapman - Tracy Chapman (1989)- 6
John "Cougar" Mellencamp - American Fool (1982)- 5
Bad Brains - Bad Brains (1982)- 4
The Jesus & Mary Chain - Psychocandy (1985)- 3
Hall & Oates - Private Eyes (1981)- 2
Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five - The Message (1982)- 1

Posted by AlexVoltaire on Friday, 09.2.16 @ 21:14pm


Tom Waits - Rain Dogs (1985) - 15
The Pogues - If I Should Fall From Grace With God (1988) - 14
Hüsker Dü - New Day Rising (1985) - 13
Echo & the Bunnymen - Echo & the Bunnymen (1987) - 12
Bad Brains - Bad Brains (1982) - 11
ZZ Top - Eliminator (1983) - 10
Violent Femmes - Violent Femmes (1983) - 9
Kraftwerk - Computer World (1981) - 8
Eurythmics - Touch (1984) - 7
John Lennon & Yoko Ono - Double Fantasy (1980) - 6
Bon Jovi - Slippery When Wet (1986) - 5
The Stone Roses - The Stone Roses (1989) - 4
New Order - Power, Corruption & Lies (1983) - 3
Bauhaus - Mask (1981) - 2
Hall & Oates - Private Eyes (1981) - 1

Posted by joker on Friday, 09.2.16 @ 23:26pm


Talking Heads- Stop Making Sense (1984)-15
Yes-90125 (1983)-14
Husker Du- New Day Rising (1985)-13
Kraftwerk- Computer World (1981)-12
The Stone Roses- The Stone Roses (1989)-11
Peter Gabriel- Gabriel (III)(Melt) (1980)-10
John Lennon & Yoko Ono- Double Fantasy (1980)-9
New Order- Power, Corruption & Lies (1983)-8
The Pogues- If I Should Fall From Grace With God (1988)-7
Eurythmics- Touch (1984)-6
Cocteau Twins- Head Over Heels (1983)-5
The Jesus & Mary Chain- Psychocandy (1985)-4
Echo & the Bunnymen- Echo & the Bunnymen (1987)-3
Bad Brains- Bad Brains (1982)-2
Janet Jackson- Control (1986)-1

Posted by Tom H. on Sunday, 09.4.16 @ 19:05pm


Hall & Oates - Private Eyes (1981) 15
John Lennon & Yoko Ono - Double Fantasy (1980) 14
Tracy Chapman - Tracy Chapman (1989) 13
The Pretenders - Pretenders (1980) 12
Yes - 90125 (1983) 11
Peter Gabriel - Gabriel (III) (Melt) (1980) 10
The B-52's - Cosmic Thing (1989) 9
Bon Jovi - Slippery When Wet (1986) 8
The Human League - Dare (1981) 7
Steve Winwood - Back In The High Life (1986) 6
Violent Femmes - Violent Femmes (1983) 5
The Cure - Kiss Me Kiss Me Kiss Me (1987) 4
John "Cougar" Mellencamp - American Fool (1982) 3
The Police - Zenyatta Mondatta (1980) 2
Madonna - Like A Virgin (1984) 1

Tough to only pick 15 with so many great choices!

Posted by Jennifer on Sunday, 09.4.16 @ 21:11pm


Initial Ranking voting is now closed.

Here are the final results (let me know ASAP if there are any errors):

The Pogues - If I Should Fall From Grace With God (1988) - 57
Madonna - Like A Virgin (1984) - 51
John Lennon & Yoko Ono - Double Fantasy (1980) - 50
Echo & the Bunnymen - Echo & the Bunnymen (1987) - 48
The Stone Roses - The Stone Roses (1989) - 47
Bon Jovi - Slippery When Wet (1986) - 46
The Pretenders - Pretenders (1980) - 46
Yes - 90125 (1983) - 45
Hüsker Dü - New Day Rising (1985) - 44
Talking Heads - Stop Making Sense (1984) - 44
Tom Waits - Rain Dogs (1985) - 44
Violent Femmes - Violent Femmes (1983) - 43
Bad Brains - Bad Brains (1982) - 42
ZZ Top - Eliminator (1983) - 41
New Order - Power, Corruption & Lies (1983) - 39
___________________________

Kraftwerk - Computer World (1981) - 38
Eurythmics - Touch (1984) - 30
Hall & Oates - Private Eyes (1981) - 27
Devo - Freedom Of Choice (1980) - 26
Janet Jackson - Control (1986) - 26
John "Cougar" Mellencamp - American Fool (1982) - 24
The Cure - Kiss Me Kiss Me Kiss Me (1987) - 23
Peter Gabriel - Gabriel (III) (Melt) (1980) - 22
Steve Winwood - Back In The High Life (1986) - 22
The Human League - Dare (1981) - 22
Bauhaus - Mask (1981) - 19
Tracy Chapman - Tracy Chapman (1989) - 19
The Jesus & Mary Chain - Psychocandy (1985) - 18
Minor Threat - Minor Threat (1981) - 14
Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five - The Message (1982) - 12
Jane's Addiction - Nothing's Shocking (1988) - 12
The B-52's - Cosmic Thing (1989) - 12
The Police - Zenyatta Mondatta (1980) - 12
Cocteau Twins - Head Over Heels (1983) - 9
Fugazi - Fugazi (1988) - 6


Voting is now open for the final rankings.

The following 15 albums have been qualified to be ranked between #71 and #85 in the 1980s rankings:

Bad Brains - Bad Brains (1982)
Bon Jovi - Slippery When Wet (1986)
Echo & the Bunnymen - Echo & the Bunnymen (1987)
Hüsker Dü - New Day Rising (1985)
John Lennon & Yoko Ono - Double Fantasy (1980)
Madonna - Like A Virgin (1984)
New Order - Power, Corruption & Lies (1983)
Talking Heads - Stop Making Sense (1984)
The Pogues - If I Should Fall From Grace With God (1988)
The Pretenders - Pretenders (1980)
The Stone Roses - The Stone Roses (1989)
Tom Waits - Rain Dogs (1985)
Violent Femmes - Violent Femmes (1983)
Yes - 90125 (1983)
ZZ Top - Eliminator (1983)


To participate in the final rankings, rank all 15 albums in order of preference. The highest-ranked song gets 15 points, the second-highest 14 and so on.

In the event of a tie, the first tiebreaker is the album's score in this round's initial ranking. The second tiebreaker is determined by giving one point to each album for being the highest-ranked album on each individual's final ranking this round. The third tiebreaker is the same as the second tiebreaker, except for using the initial rankings. If the tie still isn't resolved, there will be a head-to-head tiebreaker vote after the conclusion of all rankings in the project.

There will be two days of final rankings.

Final rankings will end at 10 PM Central on Tuesday the 6th.

Posted by Darren on Monday, 09.5.16 @ 00:07am


Violent Femmes - Violent Femmes (1983) - 15
Talking Heads - Stop Making Sense (1984) - 14
ZZ Top - Eliminator (1983) - 13
Madonna - Like A Virgin (1984) - 12
The Stone Roses - The Stone Roses (1989) - 11
Hüsker Dü - New Day Rising (1985) - 10
John Lennon & Yoko Ono - Double Fantasy (1980) - 9
The Pretenders - Pretenders (1980) - 8
New Order - Power, Corruption & Lies (1983) - 7
Echo & the Bunnymen - Echo & the Bunnymen (1987) - 6
Bad Brains - Bad Brains (1982) - 5
Tom Waits - Rain Dogs (1985) - 4
The Pogues - If I Should Fall From Grace With God (1988) - 3
Yes - 90125 (1983) - 2
Bon Jovi - Slippery When Wet (1986) - 1

Posted by Darren on Monday, 09.5.16 @ 00:10am


1. Talking Heads - Stop Making Sense (1984) 15 pts
2. Echo & the Bunnymen - Echo & the Bunnymen (1987)
3. The Pretenders - Pretenders (1980)
4. New Order - Power, Corruption & Lies (1983)
5. Violent Femmes - Violent Femmes (1983)
6. John Lennon & Yoko Ono - Double Fantasy (1980)
7. Madonna - Like A Virgin (1984)
8. The Stone Roses - The Stone Roses (1989)
9. Tom Waits - Rain Dogs (1985)
10. Hüsker Dü - New Day Rising (1985)
11. Yes - 90125 (1983)
12. Bad Brains - Bad Brains (1982)
13. The Pogues - If I Should Fall From Grace With God (1988)
14. ZZ Top - Eliminator (1983)
15. Bon Jovi - Slippery When Wet (1986)

Posted by jtrichey on Monday, 09.5.16 @ 00:13am


The Pretenders - Pretenders (1980) - 15
Tom Waits - Rain Dogs (1985) - 14
Madonna - Like A Virgin (1984) - 13
Yes - 90125 (1983) - 12
Bon Jovi - Slippery When Wet (1986) - 11
ZZ Top - Eliminator (1983) - 10
The Pogues - If I Should Fall From Grace With God (1988) - 9
New Order - Power, Corruption & Lies (1983) - 8
Violent Femmes - Violent Femmes (1983) - 7
Hüsker Dü - New Day Rising (1985) - 6
Bad Brains - Bad Brains (1982) - 5
Talking Heads - Stop Making Sense (1984) - 4
The Stone Roses - The Stone Roses (1989) - 3
Echo & the Bunnymen - Echo & the Bunnymen (1987) - 2
John Lennon & Yoko Ono - Double Fantasy (1980) - 1

Not a single weak album this round and enjoy all these albums greatly.

Posted by Nick on Monday, 09.5.16 @ 00:18am


1. The Pretenders- Pretenders (1980) (15 pts)
2. John Lennon and Yoko Ono- Double Fantasy (1980)
3. Madonna- Like a Virgin (1984)
4. Bon Jovi- Slippery When Wet (1986)
5. Talking Heads- Stop Making Sense (1984)
6. New Order- Power, Corruption, and Lies (1983)
7. ZZ Top- Eliminator (1983)
8. Bad Brains- Bad Brains (1982)
9. Husker Du- New Day Rising (1985)
10. The Stone Roses- Stone Roses (1989)
11. Tom Waits- Rain Dogs (1985)
12. Violent Femmes- Violent Femmes (1983)
13. Echo & the Bunnymen- Echo & the Bunnymen (1987)
14. Yes- 90125 (1983)
15. The Pogues- If I Should Fall From Grace With God (1988) (1 pt)

Posted by Donnie on Monday, 09.5.16 @ 00:47am


Talking Heads- Stop Making Sense (1984)-15
Yes-90125 (1983)-14
Husker Du- New Day Rising (1985)-13
The Stone Roses- The Stone Roses (1989)-12
John Lennon & Yoko Ono- Double Fantasy (1980)-11
New Order- Power, Corruption & Lies (1983)-10
The Pogues- If I Should Fall From Grace With God (1988)-9
Echo & the Bunnymen- Echo & the Bunnymen (1987)-8
Bad Brains- Bad Brains (1982)-7
Madonna- Like A Virgin (1984)-6
The Pretenders- Pretenders (1980)-5
Violent Femmes- Violent Femmes (1983)-4
Tom Waits- Rain Dogs (1985)-3
ZZ Top- Eliminator (1983)-2
Bon Jovi- Slippery When Wet (1986)-1
Janet Jackson- Control (1986)-1

Posted by Tom H. on Monday, 09.5.16 @ 10:48am


Bad Brains - Bad Brains (1982) 15
Bon Jovi- Slippery When Wet (1986) 14
ZZ Top- Eliminator (1983) 13
Yes- 90125 (1983) 12
The Stone Roses - The Stone Roses (1989) 11
Husker Du- New Day Rising (1985) 10
Echo & the Bunnymen - Echo & the Bunnymen (1987) 9
Violent Femmes- Violent Femmes (1983) 8
The Pretenders- Pretenders (1980) 7
New Order- Power, Corruption, and Lies (1983) 6
Talking Heads - Stop Making Sense (1984) 5
John Lennon and Yoko Ono- Double Fantasy (1980) 4
The Pogues- If I Should Fall From Grace With God (1988) 3
Tom Waits- Rain Dogs (1985) 2
Madonna- Like a Virgin (1984) 1

Posted by Mike on Monday, 09.5.16 @ 11:57am


The Pogues - If I Should Fall From Grace With God (1988)- 15
Madonna - Like A Virgin (1984)- 14
Echo & the Bunnymen - Echo & the Bunnymen (1987)- 13
John Lennon & Yoko Ono - Double Fantasy (1980)- 12
Violent Femmes - Violent Femmes (1983)- 11
Bon Jovi - Slippery When Wet (1986)- 10
The Stone Roses - The Stone Roses (1989)- 9
Talking Heads - Stop Making Sense (1984)- 8
Yes - 90125 (1983)- 7
The Pretenders - Pretenders (1980)- 6
Bad Brains - Bad Brains (1982)- 5
ZZ Top - Eliminator (1983)- 4
Hüsker Dü - New Day Rising (1985)- 3
Tom Waits - Rain Dogs (1985)- 2
New Order - Power, Corruption & Lies (1983)- 1

Posted by AlexVoltaire on Tuesday, 09.6.16 @ 09:49am


Tom Waits - Rain Dogs (1985) 15
The Pogues - If I Should Fall From Grace With God (1988) 14
New Order - Power, Corruption & Lies (1983) 13
Bad Brains - Bad Brains (1982) 12
Madonna - Like A Virgin (1984) 11
The Stone Roses - The Stone Roses (1989) 10
Talking Heads - Stop Making Sense (1984) 9
Echo & the Bunnymen - Echo & the Bunnymen (1987)8
Hüsker Dü - New Day Rising (1985) 7
Violent Femmes - Violent Femmes (1983) 6
ZZ Top - Eliminator (1983) 5
The Pretenders - Pretenders (1980) 4
John Lennon & Yoko Ono - Double Fantasy (1980)3
Bon Jovi - Slippery When Wet (1986)2
Yes - 90125 (1983)1

Posted by DarinRG on Tuesday, 09.6.16 @ 14:04pm


Disregard the Janet Jackson typo at the end of my rankings post from yesterday. Just call it wishful thinking

Posted by Tom H. on Tuesday, 09.6.16 @ 21:29pm


Bon Jovi - Slippery When Wet (1986) 15
Yes - 90125 (1983) 14
John Lennon & Yoko Ono - Double Fantasy (1980) 13
The Pretenders - Pretenders (1980) 12
Violent Femmes - Violent Femmes (1983) 11
Madonna - Like A Virgin (1984) 10
Talking Heads - Stop Making Sense (1984) 9
New Order - Power, Corruption & Lies (1983) 8
The Stone Roses - The Stone Roses (1989) 7
Echo & the Bunnymen - Echo & the Bunnymen (1987) 6
Hüsker Dü - New Day Rising (1985) 5
Tom Waits - Rain Dogs (1985) 4
The Pogues - If I Should Fall From Grace With God (1988) 3
ZZ Top - Eliminator (1983) 2
Bad Brains - Bad Brains (1982) 1

Posted by Jennifer on Tuesday, 09.6.16 @ 22:58pm


Final Rankings are now closed.

Here are the final results (let me know ASAP if there are any errors):

Talking Heads - Stop Making Sense (1984) - 90
Madonna - Like A Virgin (1984) - 89
The Pretenders - Pretenders (1980) - 85

John Lennon & Yoko Ono - Double Fantasy (1980) - 77 (50 Points in Initial Rankings)
The Stone Roses - The Stone Roses (1989) - 77 (47 Points in Initial Rankings)
Violent Femmes - Violent Femmes (1983) - 77 (43 Points in Initial Rankings)

New Order - Power, Corruption & Lies (1983) - 75

Echo & the Bunnymen - Echo & the Bunnymen (1987) - 69 (48 Points in Initial Rankings)
Yes - 90125 (1983) - 69 (45 Points in Initial Rankings)

Bon Jovi - Slippery When Wet (1986) - 67 (46 Points in Initial Rankings)
Hüsker Dü - New Day Rising (1985) - 67 (44 Points in Initial Rankings)

Bad Brains - Bad Brains (1982) - 62

The Pogues - If I Should Fall From Grace With God (1988) - 60 (57 Points in Initial Rankings)
ZZ Top - Eliminator (1983) - 60 (41 Points in Initial Rankings)

Tom Waits - Rain Dogs (1985) - 56


Here are the updated rankings for each group:

Top 100 Overall

1. The Beatles - Sgt. Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band (1967)
2. Pink Floyd - Dark Side of the Moon (1973)
3. The Beach Boys - Pet Sounds (1966)
4. Led Zeppelin - Untitled (Led Zeppelin IV/ZOSO) (1971)
5. Nirvana - Nevermind (1991)
6. Michael Jackson - Thriller (1982)
7. Bob Dylan - Highway 61 Revisited (1965)
8. The Beatles - Revolver [UK] (1966)
9. The Doors - The Doors (1967)
10. The Beatles - Rubber Soul [UK] (1965)
11. The Jimi Hendrix Experience - Are You Experienced (1967)
12. The Clash - London Calling (1979)
13. The Beatles - Abbey Road (1969)
14. David Bowie - The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From Mars (1972)
15. U2 - The Joshua Tree (1987)
16. The Who - Who's Next (1971)
17. Prince & the Revolution - Purple Rain (1984)
18. Fleetwood Mac - Rumours (1977)
19. Marvin Gaye - What's Going On (1971)
20. Radiohead - OK Computer (1997)
21. Guns N' Roses - Appetite For Destruction (1987)
22. Pink Floyd - The Wall (1979)
23. Black Sabbath - Paranoid (1970)
24. Public Enemy - It Takes A Nation Of Millions To Hold Us Back (1988)
25. The Moody Blues - Days of Future Passed (1967)
26. The Beatles - The Beatles (1968)
27. Led Zeppelin - Led Zeppelin II (1969)
28. Bruce Springsteen - Born To Run (1975)
29. The Velvet Underground - The Velvet Underground And Nico (1967)
30. Carole King - Tapestry (1971)
31. The Rolling Stones - Exile On Main St. (1972)
32. Bob Dylan - Blonde On Blonde (1966)
33. Stevie Wonder - Songs in the Key of Life (1976)
34. Pearl Jam - Ten (1991)
35. Pink Floyd - Wish You Were Here (1975)
36. Ramones - Ramones (1976)
37. AC/DC - Back In Black (1980)
38. Bruce Springsteen - Born In The U.S.A. (1984)
39. N.W.A - Straight Outta Compton (1988)
40. R.E.M. - Automatic For The People (1992)
41. Miles Davis - Kind of Blue (1959)
42. Bob Marley & The Wailers - Exodus (1977)
43. U2 - Achtung Baby (1991)
44. Talking Heads - Remain In Light (1980)
45. Smashing Pumpkins - Mellon Collie And The Infinite Sadness (1995)
46. Simon & Garfunkel - Bridge Over Troubled Water (1970)
47. The Rolling Stones - Let it Bleed (1969)
48. Joni Mitchell - Blue (1971)
49. The Rolling Stones - Sticky Fingers (1971)
50. Van Morrison - Moondance (1970)
51. John Lennon - Imagine (1971)
52. The Eagles - Hotel California (1976)
53. Nine Inch Nails - The Downward Spiral (1994)
54. Kanye West - My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy (2010)
55. Curtis Mayfield - Superfly (1972)
56. Stevie Wonder - Innervisions (1973)
57. Kraftwerk - Autobahn (1974)
58. Johnny Cash - Johnny Cash At Folsom Prison (1968)
59. Bob Dylan - The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan (1963)
60. David Bowie - Hunky Dory (1971)
61. James Brown - Live At The Apollo (1963)
62. The Band - Music From Big Pink (1968)
63. Van Morrison - Astral Weeks (1968)
64. Metallica - Master of Puppets (1986)
65. T. Rex - Electric Warrior (1971)
66. The Doors - L.A. Woman (1971)
67. Peter Gabriel - So (1986)
68. Led Zeppelin - Physical Graffiti (1975)
69. George Harrison - All Things Must Pass (1970)
70. Led Zeppelin - Led Zeppelin (1969)
71. The Who - Tommy (1969)
72. Metallica - Metallica (The Black Album) (1991)
73. Neil Young - Harvest (1972)
74. Elton John - Goodbye Yellow Brick Road (1973)
75. Arcade Fire - The Suburbs (2010)
76. Bee Gees & Various Artists - Saturday Night Fever: The Original Movie Sound Track (1977)
77. Beastie Boys - Licensed To Ill (1986)
78. R.E.M. - Document (1987)
79. Red Hot Chili Peppers - Blood Sugar Sex Magik (1991)
80. Dr. Dre - The Chronic (1992)
81. The Zombies - Odessey And Oracle (1968)
82. The Smiths - The Queen is Dead (1986)
83. Cream - Disraeli Gears (1967)
84. Alanis Morissette - Jagged Little Pill (1995)
85. Creedence Clearwater Revival - Cosmo's Factory (1970)
86. Queen - A Night At The Opera (1975)
87. Green Day - American Idiot (2004)
88. Sly & The Family Stone - Stand! (1969)
89. Beck - Odelay (1996)
90. Tom Petty - Full Moon Fever (1989)
91. Oasis - (What's The Story) Morning Glory? (1995)
92. Prince & the Revolution - 1999 (1982)
93. Green Day - Dookie (1994)
94. Aretha Franklin - I Never Loved A Man The Way I Love You (1967)
95. Pearl Jam - Vs. (1993)
96. Smashing Pumpkins - Siamese Dream (1993)
97. Buddy Holly & The Crickets - The "Chirping" Crickets (1957)
98. The Rolling Stones - Beggars Banquet (1968)
99. Aerosmith - Toys In The Attic (1975)
100. Adele - 21 (2011)


Pre-1970

1. The Beatles - Sgt. Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band (1967)
2. The Beach Boys - Pet Sounds (1966)
3. Bob Dylan - Highway 61 Revisited (1965)
4. The Beatles - Revolver [UK] (1966)
5. The Doors - The Doors (1967)
6. The Beatles - Rubber Soul [UK] (1965)
7. The Jimi Hendrix Experience - Are You Experienced (1967)
8. The Beatles - Abbey Road (1969)
9. The Moody Blues - Days of Future Passed (1967)
10. The Beatles - The Beatles (1968)
11. Led Zeppelin - Led Zeppelin II (1969)
12. The Velvet Underground - The Velvet Underground And Nico (1967)
13. Bob Dylan - Blonde On Blonde (1966)
14. Miles Davis - Kind of Blue (1959)
15. The Rolling Stones - Let it Bleed (1969)
16. Johnny Cash - Johnny Cash At Folsom Prison (1968)
17. Bob Dylan - The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan (1963)
18. James Brown - Live At The Apollo (1963)
19. The Band - Music From Big Pink (1968)
20. Van Morrison - Astral Weeks (1968)
21. Led Zeppelin - Led Zeppelin (1969)
22. The Who - Tommy (1969)
23. The Zombies - Odessey And Oracle (1968)
24. Cream - Disraeli Gears (1967)
25. Sly & The Family Stone - Stand! (1969)
26. Aretha Franklin - I Never Loved A Man The Way I Love You (1967)
27. Buddy Holly & The Crickets - The "Chirping" Crickets (1957)
28. The Rolling Stones - Beggars Banquet (1968)
29. Jefferson Airplane - Surrealistic Pillow (1967)
30. Ray Charles - Modern Sounds in Country and Western Music (1962)
31. MC5 - Kick Out The Jams (1969)
32. The Doors - Strange Days (1967)
33. Bob Dylan - Bringing It All Back Home (1965)
34. Crosby, Stills & Nash - Crosby, Stills & Nash (1969)
35. Elvis Presley - Elvis Presley (1956)
36. The Jimi Hendrix Experience - Electric Ladyland (1968)
37. Love - Forever Changes (1967)
38. Bob Dylan - The Times They Are a-Changin' (1964)
39. Santana - Santana (1969)
40. The Kinks - The Kinks Are The Village Green Preservation Society (1968)
41. The Mothers of Invention - Freak Out! (1966)
42. King Crimson - In the Court of the Crimson King (1969)
43. The Beatles - A Hard Day's Night [UK] (1964)
44. Simon & Garfunkel - Bookends (1968)
45. The Beatles - Help! [UK] (1965)
46. Dusty Springfield - Dusty in Memphis (1969)
47 (tie). Big Brother and the Holding Company - Cheap Thrills (1968)
47 (tie). Creedence Clearwater Revival - Green River (1969)
49. Creedence Clearwater Revival - Willy and the Poor Boys (1969)
50. The Doors - Waiting For The Sun (1968)
51. The Stooges - The Stooges (1969)
52. Neil Young & Crazy Horse - Everybody Knows This is Nowhere (1969)
53. Otis Redding - Otis Blue: Otis Redding Sings Soul (1965)
54. Bo Diddley - Bo Diddley (1958)
55. The Flying Burrito Brothers - The Gilded Palace Of Sin (1969)
56. Simon & Garfunkel - Parsley, Sage, Rosemary, And Thyme (1966)
57. Etta James - At Last! (1961)
58. Aretha Franklin - Aretha: Lady Soul (1968)
59. Muddy Waters - At Newport 1960 (1960)
60. Chicago - Chicago Transit Authority (1969)
61. Chuck Berry - Is On Top (1959)
62. Peter, Paul and Mary - Peter, Paul and Mary (1962)
63. The Beatles - Magical Mystery Tour [US] (1967)
64. The Who - The Who Sell Out (1967)
65. The Byrds - Mr. Tambourine Man (1965)
66. The Beatles - Please Please Me (1963)
67. The Who - My Generation [UK] (1965)
68. Frank Sinatra - In The Wee Small Hours (1955)
69. The Byrds - Sweetheart Of The Rodeo (1968)
70. Little Richard - Here's Little Richard (1957)
71. Albert King - Born Under a Bad Sign (1967)
72. Procol Harum - Procol Harum (1967)
73. Cream - Fresh Cream (1966)
74. Buffalo Springfield - Buffalo Springfield Again (1967)
75. The Kinks - Something Else By The Kinks (1967)
76. The Velvet Underground - The Velvet Underground (1969)
77. John Coltrane - A Love Supreme (1965)
78. Traffic - Mr. Fantasy (1967)
79. Cream - Wheels Of Fire (1968)
80. Grateful Dead - Live/Dead (1969)
81. The Byrds - Younger Than Yesterday (1967)
82. The Jimi Hendrix Experience - Axis: Bold As Love (1967)
83. Frank Zappa And The Mothers Of Invention - Hot Rats (1969)
84. Howlin' Wolf - Howlin' Wolf (The Rockin' Chair Album) (1962)
85. The Beatles - With The Beatles (1963)
86. The Meters - Look-Ka Py Py (1969)
87. The Mamas And The Papas - If You Can Believe Your Eyes And Ears (1966)
88. John Coltrane - Giant Steps (1960)
89. Booker T. & The M.G.'s - Green Onions (1962)
90. The Band - The Band (1969)
91. Leonard Cohen - Songs Of Leonard Cohen (1967)
92. The Kinks - Arthur (Or the Decline and Fall of the British Empire) (1969)
93. Dick Dale and His Del-Tones - Surfer's Choice (1962)
94. Robert Johnson - King of the Delta Blues Singers (1961)
95. The Paul Butterfield Blues Band - East-West (1966)
96. The Supremes - Where Did Our Love Go (1964)
97. Ray Charles - Ray Charles (1957)
98. Ornette Coleman - The Shape of Jazz To Come (1959)
99. Dave Brubeck - Time Out (1959)
100. Silver Apples - Silver Apples (1968)
101. Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band - Trout Mask Replica (1969)


1970s

1. Pink Floyd - Dark Side of the Moon (1973)
2. Led Zeppelin - Untitled (Led Zeppelin IV/ZOSO) (1971)
3. The Clash - London Calling (1979)
4. David Bowie - The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From Mars (1972)
5. The Who - Who's Next (1971)
6. Fleetwood Mac - Rumours (1977)
7. Marvin Gaye - What's Going On (1971)
8. Pink Floyd - The Wall (1979)
9. Black Sabbath - Paranoid (1970)
10. Bruce Springsteen - Born To Run (1975)
11. Carole King - Tapestry (1971)
12. The Rolling Stones - Exile On Main St. (1972)
13. Stevie Wonder - Songs in the Key of Life (1976)
14. Pink Floyd - Wish You Were Here (1975)
15. Ramones - Ramones (1976)
16. Bob Marley & The Wailers - Exodus (1977)
17. Simon & Garfunkel - Bridge Over Troubled Water (1970)
18. Joni Mitchell - Blue (1971)
19. The Rolling Stones - Sticky Fingers (1971)
20. Van Morrison - Moondance (1970)
21. John Lennon - Imagine (1971)
22. The Eagles - Hotel California (1976)
23. Curtis Mayfield - Superfly (1972)
24. Stevie Wonder - Innervisions (1973)
25. Kraftwerk - Autobahn (1974)
26. David Bowie - Hunky Dory (1971)
27. T. Rex - Electric Warrior (1971)
28. The Doors - L.A. Woman (1971)
29. Led Zeppelin - Physical Graffiti (1975)
30. George Harrison - All Things Must Pass (1970)
31. Neil Young - Harvest (1972)
32. Elton John - Goodbye Yellow Brick Road (1973)
33. Bee Gees & Various Artists - Saturday Night Fever: The Original Movie Sound Track (1977)
34. Creedence Clearwater Revival - Cosmo's Factory (1970)
35. Queen - A Night At The Opera (1975)
36. Aerosmith - Toys In The Attic (1975)
37. Deep Purple - Machine Head (1972)
38. Boston - Boston (1976)
39. Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young - Deja Vu (1970)
40. Billy Joel - The Stranger (1977)
41. Derek & The Dominos - Layla & Other Assorted Love Songs (1970)
42. Sex Pistols - Never Mind The Bollocks, Here's The Sex Pistols (1977)
43. Neil Young - After the Gold Rush (1970)
44. Black Sabbath - Black Sabbath (1970)
45. Michael Jackson - Off the Wall (1979)
46. Jethro Tull - Aqualung (1971)
47. Kraftwerk - Trans-Europe Express (1977)
48. The Clash - The Clash [US] (1977)
49. AC/DC - Highway to Hell (1979)
50. John Lennon - John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band (1970)
51. The Cars - The Cars (1978)
52. Cheap Trick - Cheap Trick At Budokan (1978)
53. Paul McCartney & Wings - Band on the Run (1973)
54. The Who - Quadrophenia (1973)
55. Lou Reed - Transformer (1972)
56. Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers - Damn the Torpedoes (1979)
57. Blondie - Parallel Lines (1978)
58. Led Zeppelin - Houses of the Holy (1973)
59. Steely Dan - Aja (1977)
60. Patti Smith - Horses (1975)
61. Alice Cooper - Billion Dollar Babies (1973)
62. The Allman Brothers Band - At Fillmore East (1971)
63. Van Halen - Van Halen (1978)
64. James Taylor - Sweet Baby James (1970)
65. Janis Joplin - Pearl (1971)
66. Elvis Costello - My Aim Is True (1977)
67. Bruce Springsteen - Darkness on the Edge of Town (1978)
68. Santana - Abraxas (1970)
69. New York Dolls - New York Dolls (1973)
70. Bob Dylan - Blood On The Tracks (1975)
71. Big Star - #1 Record (1972)
72. Steve Miller Band - Fly Like An Eagle (1976)
73. Meat Loaf - Bat Out Of Hell (1977)
74. The Beatles - Let It Be (1970)
75. The Eagles - Eagles (1972)
76. The Doors - Morrison Hotel (1970)
77. Warren Zevon - Excitable Boy (1978)
78. Peter Frampton - Frampton Comes Alive! (1976)
79. Rush - 2112 (1976)
80. Cat Stevens - Tea For The Tillerman (1970)
81. Devo - Q: Are We Not Men? A: We Are Devo! (1978)
82. Chicago - Chicago (II) (1970)
83. Stevie Wonder - Talking Book (1972)
84. Lynyrd Skynyrd - Pronounced Leh-nerd Skin-nerd (1973)
85. Yes - The Yes Album (1971)
86. Heart - Dreamboat Annie (1976)
87. Supertramp - Breakfast in America (1979)
88. Talking Heads - More Songs About Buildings And Food (1978)
89. The Allman Brothers Band - Eat a Peach (1972)
90. The Cars - Candy-O (1979)
91. The Police - Outlandos d'Amour (1978)
92. Iggy Pop - Lust for Life (1977)
93. David Bowie - Aladdin Sane (1973)
94. Roxy Music - Roxy Music (1972)
95. Miles Davis - Bitches Brew (1970)
96. Sly & The Family Stone - There's A Riot Goin' On (1971)
97. Brian Eno - Ambient 1: Music For Airports (1978)
98. Yes - Fragile (1971)
99. David Bowie - Low (1977)
100. Jethro Tull - Thick As A Brick (1972)


1980s

1. Michael Jackson - Thriller (1982)
2. U2 - The Joshua Tree (1987)
3. Prince & the Revolution - Purple Rain (1984)
4. Guns N' Roses - Appetite For Destruction (1987)
5. Public Enemy - It Takes A Nation Of Millions To Hold Us Back (1988)
6. AC/DC - Back In Black (1980)
7. Bruce Springsteen - Born In The U.S.A. (1984)
8. N.W.A - Straight Outta Compton (1988)
9. Talking Heads - Remain In Light (1980)
10. Metallica - Master of Puppets (1986)
11. Peter Gabriel - So (1986)
12. Beastie Boys - Licensed To Ill (1986)
13. R.E.M. - Document (1987)
14. The Smiths - The Queen is Dead (1986)
15. Tom Petty - Full Moon Fever (1989)
16. Prince & the Revolution - 1999 (1982)
17. Dire Straits - Brothers in Arms (1985)
18. R.E.M. - Murmur (1983)
19. Paul Simon - Graceland (1986)
20. The Police - Synchronicity (1983)
21. The Clash - Combat Rock (1982)
22. Duran Duran - Rio (1982)
23. Sonic Youth - Daydream Nation (1988)
24. David Bowie - Let's Dance (1983)
25. Ozzy Osbourne - Blizzard Of Ozz (1980)
26. Pixies - Doolittle (1989)
27. Janet Jackson - Rhythm Nation 1814 (1989)
28. Run D.M.C. - Raising Hell (1986)
29. Van Halen - 1984 (1984)
30. The Replacements - Let It Be (1984)
31. Michael Jackson - Bad (1987)
32. Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble - Texas Flood (1983)
33. Metallica - ...And Justice For All (1988)
34. The Smiths - Meat Is Murder (1985)
35. Bruce Springsteen - The River (1980)
36. Kate Bush - Hounds of Love (1985)
37. Nine Inch Nails - Pretty Hate Machine (1989)
38. Beastie Boys - Paul's Boutique (1989)
39. The Cure - Disintegration (1989)
40. Motörhead - Ace Of Spades (1980)
41. Hüsker Dü - Zen Arcade (1984)
42. Eric B. & Rakim - Paid In Full (1987)
43. Iron Maiden - The Number of the Beast (1982)
44. Prince - Sign O' The Times (1987)
45. U2 - War (1983)
46. De La Soul - 3 Feet High and Rising (1989)
47. Dead Kennedys - Fresh Fruit For Rotting Vegetables (1980)
48. Rush - Moving Pictures (1981)
49. Depeche Mode - Music For The Masses (1987)
50. Judas Priest - British Steel (1980)
51. X - Los Angeles (1980)
52. Bruce Springsteen - Nebraska (1982)
53. The Police - Ghost in the Machine (1981)
54. Foreigner - 4 (1981)
55. Billy Idol - Rebel Yell (1983)
56. The Cars - Heartbeat City (1984)
57. R.E.M. - Green (1988)
58. The Replacements - Tim (1985)
59. Talking Heads - Speaking in Tongues (1983)
60. Black Flag - Damaged (1981)
61. The Clash - Sandinista! (1980)
62. INXS - Kick (1987)
63. Pixies - Surfer Rosa (1988)
64. Roxy Music - Avalon (1981)
65. Bonnie Raitt - Nick of Time (1989)
66. Cyndi Lauper - She's So Unusual (1983)
67. John Mellencamp - Scarecrow (1985)
68. The Rolling Stones - Tattoo You (1981)
69. Whitney Houston - Whitney Houston (1985)
70. Phil Collins - No Jacket Required (1985)
71. Talking Heads - Stop Making Sense (1984)
72. Madonna - Like A Virgin (1984)
73. The Pretenders - Pretenders (1980)
74. John Lennon & Yoko Ono - Double Fantasy (1980)
75. The Stone Roses - The Stone Roses (1989)
76. Violent Femmes - Violent Femmes (1983)
77. New Order - Power, Corruption & Lies (1983)
78. Echo & the Bunnymen - Echo & the Bunnymen (1987)
79. Yes - 90125 (1983)
80. Bon Jovi - Slippery When Wet (1986)
81. Hüsker Dü - New Day Rising (1985)
82. Bad Brains - Bad Brains (1982)
83. The Pogues - If I Should Fall From Grace With God (1988)
84. ZZ Top - Eliminator (1983)
85. Tom Waits - Rain Dogs (1985)


1990s

1. Nirvana - Nevermind (1991)
2. Radiohead - OK Computer (1997)
3. Pearl Jam - Ten (1991)
4. R.E.M. - Automatic For The People (1992)
5. U2 - Achtung Baby (1991)
6. Smashing Pumpkins - Mellon Collie And The Infinite Sadness (1995)
7. Nine Inch Nails - The Downward Spiral (1994)
8. Metallica - Metallica (The Black Album) (1991)
9. Red Hot Chili Peppers - Blood Sugar Sex Magik (1991)
10. Dr. Dre - The Chronic (1992)
11. Alanis Morissette - Jagged Little Pill (1995)
12. Beck - Odelay (1996)
13. Oasis - (What's The Story) Morning Glory? (1995)
14. Green Day - Dookie (1994)
15. Pearl Jam - Vs. (1993)
16. Smashing Pumpkins - Siamese Dream (1993)


2000-2015

1. Kanye West - My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy (2010)
2. Arcade Fire - The Suburbs (2010)
3. Green Day - American Idiot (2004)
4. Adele - 21 (2011)


This is the final round of rankings for the 1980s group. There won't be any replacement nominations this round. Instead, all remaining albums will be eligible for the final round of Initial rankings.


Here is the list of qualified albums that haven't been ranked yet:

Bauhaus - In The Flat Field (1980)
Bauhaus - Mask (1981)
Cocteau Twins - Head Over Heels (1983)
Def Leppard - Pyromania (1983)
Devo - Freedom Of Choice (1980)
Einstürzende Neubauten - Zeichnungen des Patienten O.T. (1983)
Eric B. and Rakim - Follow the Leader (1988)
Eurythmics - Touch (1984)
Faith No More - The Real Thing (1989)
Fugazi - Fugazi (1988)
Genesis - Invisible Touch (1986)
George Michael - Faith (1987)
Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five - The Message (1982)
Hall & Oates - Private Eyes (1981)
Jane's Addiction - Nothing's Shocking (1988)
Janet Jackson - Control (1986)
John "Cougar" Mellencamp - American Fool (1982)
Joy Division - Closer (1980)
Kate Bush - The Dreaming (1982)
Kraftwerk - Computer World (1981)
Living Colour - Vivid (1988)
LL Cool J - Radio (1985)
Los Lobos - How Will the Wolf Survive? (1984)
Madonna - Like A Prayer (1989)
Megadeth - Peace Sells... But Who's Buying? (1986)
Metallica - Ride the Lightning (1984)
Minor Threat - Minor Threat (1981)
Minutemen - Double Nickels on the Dime (1984)
Nirvana - Bleach (1989)
Peter Gabriel - Gabriel (III) (Melt) (1980)
Public Enemy - Yo! Bum Rush The Show (1987)
Queen Latifah - All Hail the Queen (1989)
Queensrÿche - Operation: Mindcrime (1988)
REO Speedwagon - Hi Infidelity (1980)
Run-D.M.C. - Run-D.M.C. (1984)
Slayer - Reign In Blood (1986)
Steve Winwood - Back In The High Life (1986)
Tears For Fears - Songs From The Big Chair (1985)
The B-52's - Cosmic Thing (1989)
The Cure - Kiss Me Kiss Me Kiss Me (1987)
The Fall - This Nation's Saving Grace (1985)
The Go-Go's - Beauty And The Beat (1982)
The Human League - Dare (1981)
The Jesus & Mary Chain - Psychocandy (1985)
The Police - Zenyatta Mondatta (1980)
Tracy Chapman - Tracy Chapman (1989)


There are 46 albums involved in this initial ranking.

Any voter that would like to is eligible to vote in the Initial Rankings. To vote, rank 20 albums in order of preference. The highest-ranked album gets 20 points, the second-highest 19 points and so on.

The 15 albums that receive the most points (with more than 15 in the event of a tie for 15th) will be qualified for the final rankings vote for the 1980s group, to be ranked between #86 and #100 in the final rankings

There will be three days of initial ranking votes.

Rankings will end at 10 PM Central on Friday the 9th.

Posted by Darren on Wednesday, 09.7.16 @ 01:59am


George Michael - Faith (1987) - 20
Metallica - Ride the Lightning (1984) - 19
Tears For Fears - Songs From The Big Chair (1985) - 18
Devo - Freedom Of Choice (1980) - 17
Madonna - Like A Prayer (1989) - 16
Run D.M.C. - Raising Hell (1986) - 15
Janet Jackson - Control (1986) - 14
Slayer - Reign In Blood (1986) - 13
Nirvana - Bleach (1989) - 12
Faith No More - The Real Thing (1989) - 11
Minor Threat - Minor Threat (1981) - 10
Fugazi - Fugazi (1988) - 9
The Jesus & Mary Chain - Psychocandy (1985) - 8
Eric B. and Rakim - Follow the Leader (1988) - 7
The Police - Zenyatta Mondatta (1980) - 6
Genesis - Invisible Touch (1986) - 5
The Cure - Kiss Me Kiss Me Kiss Me (1987) - 4
Megadeth - Peace Sells... But Who's Buying? (1986) - 3
Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five - The Message (1982) - 2
Jane's Addiction - Nothing's Shocking (1988) - 1

Posted by Darren on Wednesday, 09.7.16 @ 02:00am


1. Madonna- Like a Prayer (1989) (20 pts)
2. Janet Jackson- Control (1986) (19 pts)
3. Joy Division- Closer (1980) (18 pts)
4. Def Leppard- Pyromania (1983)(17 pts)
5. The Human League- Dare! (1981) (16 pts)
6. Nirvana- Bleach (1989) (15 pts)
7. Run-D.M.C.- Run-D.M.C. (1984) (14 pts)
8. Public Enemy- Yo! Bum Rush the Show (1987) (13 pts)
9. The B-52's- Cosmic Thing (1989) (12 pts)
10. Devo- Freedom of Choice (1980) (11 pts)
11. Slayer- Reign in Blood (1986) (10 pts)
12. Metallica- Right the Lightning (1984) (9 pts)
13. George Michael- Faith (1987) (8 pts)
14. Eurythmics- Touch (1983) (7 pts)
15. Jane's Addiction- Nothing's Shocking (1988) (6 pts)
16. Kraftwerk- Computer World (1981) (5 pts)
17. Genesis- Invisible Touch (1986) (4 pts)
18. Eric B. and Rakim- Follow the Leader (1988) (3 pts)
19. The Jesus & Mary Chain- Psychocandy (1985) (2 pts)
20. Fugazi- Fugazi (1988) (1 pt)

Posted by Donnie on Wednesday, 09.7.16 @ 03:40am


Joy Division - Closer (1980)-20
Genesis - Invisible Touch (1986)-19
Peter Gabriel - Gabriel (III) (Melt) (1980)-18
Kraftwerk - Computer World (1981)-17
Queen Latifah - All Hail the Queen (1989)-16
Eurythmics - Touch (1984)-15
Cocteau Twins - Head Over Heels (1983)-14
Metallica - Ride the Lightning (1984)-13
Devo - Freedom Of Choice (1980)-12
Einstürzende Neubauten - Zeichnungen des Patienten O.T. (1983)-11
Tears For Fears - Songs From The Big Chair (1985)-10
Kate Bush - The Dreaming (1982)-9
The Go-Go's - Beauty And The Beat (1982)-8
Fugazi - Fugazi (1988)-7
Living Colour - Vivid (1988)-6
Run-D.M.C. - Run-D.M.C. (1984)-5
The Human League - Dare (1981)-4
The Fall - This Nation's Saving Grace (1985)-3
Slayer - Reign In Blood (1986)-2
George Michael - Faith (1987)-1

Posted by Tom H. on Wednesday, 09.7.16 @ 15:19pm



1. REO Speedwagon - Hi Infidelity (1980) 20 pts
2. John "Cougar" Mellencamp - American Fool (1982)
3. Faith No More - The Real Thing (1989)
4. Tears For Fears - Songs From The Big Chair (1985)
5. The Human League - Dare (1981)
6. Def Leppard - Pyromania (1983)
7. Hall & Oates - Private Eyes (1981)
8. The Police - Zenyatta Mondatta (1980)
9. Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five - The Message (1982)
10. The Cure - Kiss Me Kiss Me Kiss Me (1987)
11. Bauhaus - Mask (1981)
12. Steve Winwood - Back In The High Life (1986)
13. The Jesus & Mary Chain - Psychocandy (1985)
14. LL Cool J - Radio (1985)
15. The B-52's - Cosmic Thing (1989)
16. Jane's Addiction - Nothing's Shocking (1988)
17. Joy Division - Closer (1980)
18. Queensrÿche - Operation: Mindcrime (1988)
19. Minutemen - Double Nickels on the Dime (1984)
20. The Go-Go's - Beauty And The Beat (1982)

Posted by jtrichey on Thursday, 09.8.16 @ 00:59am


I love the last round of garbage time fun.

Los Lobos - How Will the Wolf Survive? (1984)- 20
Eurythmics - Touch (1984)- 19
Madonna - Like A Prayer (1989)- 18
Janet Jackson - Control (1986)- 17
Tracy Chapman - Tracy Chapman (1989)- 16
Kraftwerk - Computer World (1981)- 15
Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five - The Message (1982)- 14
The Jesus & Mary Chain - Psychocandy (1985)- 13
Eric B. and Rakim - Follow the Leader (1988)- 12
REO Speedwagon - Hi Infidelity (1980)- 11
Hall & Oates - Private Eyes (1981)- 10
LL Cool J - Radio (1985)- 9
Megadeth - Peace Sells... But Who's Buying? (1986)- 8
Bauhaus - Mask (1981)- 7
The B-52's - Cosmic Thing (1989)- 6
Einstürzende Neubauten - Zeichnungen des Patienten O.T. (1983)- 5
John "Cougar" Mellencamp - American Fool (1982)- 4
Fugazi - Fugazi (1988)- 3
Kate Bush - The Dreaming (1982)- 2
Steve Winwood - Back In The High Life (1986)- 1

Posted by AlexVoltaire on Thursday, 09.8.16 @ 02:55am


Joy Division - Closer (1980)20
Bauhaus - Mask (1981)19
Kate Bush - The Dreaming (1982)18
Eric B. and Rakim - Follow the Leader (1988)17
The Fall - This Nation's Saving Grace (1985)16
Peter Gabriel - Gabriel (III) (Melt) (1980)15
Los Lobos - How Will the Wolf Survive? (1984)14
The Jesus & Mary Chain - Psychocandy (1985)13
Public Enemy - Yo! Bum Rush The Show (1987)12
Devo - Freedom Of Choice (1980)11
Einstürzende Neubauten - Zeichnungen des Patienten O.T. (1983)10
Slayer - Reign In Blood (1986)9
Cocteau Twins - Head Over Heels (1983)8
Metallica - Ride the Lightning (1984)7
Eurythmics - Touch (1984)6
George Michael - Faith (1987)5
Kraftwerk - Computer World (1981)4
Tracy Chapman - Tracy Chapman (1989)3
Queensrÿche - Operation: Mindcrime (1988)2
Def Leppard - Pyromania (1983)1

Posted by DarinRG on Thursday, 09.8.16 @ 04:13am


Metallica - Ride the Lightning (1984) 20
Megadeth - Peace Sells... But Who's Buying? (1986) 19
Def Leppard - Pyromania (1983) 18
Slayer - Reign In Blood (1986) 17
Nirvana - Bleach (1989) 16
Queensrÿche - Operation: Mindcrime (1988) 15
Living Colour - Vivid (1988) 14
Faith No More - The Real Thing (1989) 13
Jane's Addiction - Nothing's Shocking (1988) 12
Devo - Freedom Of Choice (1980) 11
REO Speedwagon - Hi Infidelity (1980) 10
The Cure - Kiss Me Kiss Me Kiss Me (1987) 9
Minor Threat - Minor Threat (1981) 8
John "Cougar" Mellencamp - American Fool (1982) 7
Fugazi - Fugazi (1988) 6
Minutemen - Double Nickels on the Dime (1984) 5
Bauhaus - In The Flat Field (1980) 4
Kraftwerk - Computer World (1981) 3
Genesis - Invisible Touch (1986) 2
The Go-Go's - Beauty And The Beat (1982) 1

Posted by Mike on Thursday, 09.8.16 @ 20:10pm


Darren,

I just got in the door and need 10 minutes to finish up my list.

Posted by Jennifer on Friday, 09.9.16 @ 22:59pm


Hall & Oates - Private Eyes (1981) 20
Genesis - Invisible Touch (1986) 19
Tracy Chapman - Tracy Chapman (1989) 18
REO Speedwagon - Hi Infidelity (1980) 17
Peter Gabriel - Gabriel (III) (Melt) (1980) 16
The B-52's - Cosmic Thing (1989) 15
Tears For Fears - Songs From The Big Chair (1985) 14
George Michael - Faith (1987) 13
Steve Winwood - Back In The High Life (1986) 12
The Go-Go's - Beauty And The Beat (1982) 11
The Police - Zenyatta Mondatta (1980) 10
Queensrÿche - Operation: Mindcrime (1988) 9
Cocteau Twins - Head Over Heels (1983) 8
The Cure - Kiss Me Kiss Me Kiss Me (1987) 7
John "Cougar" Mellencamp - American Fool (1982) 6
Kate Bush - The Dreaming (1982) 5
Bauhaus - Mask (1981) 4
Eurythmics - Touch (1984) 3
Madonna - Like A Prayer (1989) 2
The Human League - Dare (1981) 1

Posted by Jennifer on Friday, 09.9.16 @ 23:17pm


Initial Ranking voting is now closed.

Here are the final results (let me know ASAP if there are any errors):

Metallica - Ride the Lightning (1984) - 68
Devo - Freedom Of Choice (1980) - 62
Joy Division - Closer (1980) - 62
Tears For Fears - Songs From The Big Chair (1985) - 59
REO Speedwagon - Hi Infidelity (1980) - 58
Madonna - Like A Prayer (1989) - 56
Def Leppard - Pyromania (1983) - 51
Slayer - Reign In Blood (1986) - 51
Eurythmics - Touch (1984) - 50
Janet Jackson - Control (1986) - 50
Genesis - Invisible Touch (1986) - 49
Peter Gabriel - Gabriel (III) (Melt) (1980) - 49
George Michael - Faith (1987) - 47
Hall & Oates - Private Eyes (1981) - 44
Kraftwerk - Computer World (1981) - 44
The Jesus & Mary Chain - Psychocandy (1985) - 44
___________________________

Nirvana - Bleach (1989) - 43
Faith No More - The Real Thing (1989) - 42
Bauhaus - Mask (1981) - 40
Eric B. and Rakim - Follow the Leader (1988) - 39
The B-52's - Cosmic Thing (1989) - 39
The Human League - Dare (1981) - 37
Tracy Chapman - Tracy Chapman (1989) - 37
John "Cougar" Mellencamp - American Fool (1982) - 36
Kate Bush - The Dreaming (1982) - 34
Los Lobos - How Will the Wolf Survive? (1984) - 34
Run-D.M.C. - Run-D.M.C. (1984) - 34
The Cure - Kiss Me Kiss Me Kiss Me (1987) - 31
Cocteau Twins - Head Over Heels (1983) - 30
Megadeth - Peace Sells... But Who's Buying? (1986) - 30
Queensrÿche - Operation: Mindcrime (1988) - 29
The Police - Zenyatta Mondatta (1980) - 29
Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five - The Message (1982) - 28
Einstürzende Neubauten - Zeichnungen des Patienten O.T. (1983) - 26
Fugazi - Fugazi (1988) - 26
Public Enemy - Yo! Bum Rush The Show (1987) - 25
Jane's Addiction - Nothing's Shocking (1988) - 24
Steve Winwood - Back In The High Life (1986) - 22
The Go-Go's - Beauty And The Beat (1982) - 21
Living Colour - Vivid (1988) - 20
The Fall - This Nation's Saving Grace (1985) - 19
Minor Threat - Minor Threat (1981) - 18
LL Cool J - Radio (1985) - 16
Queen Latifah - All Hail the Queen (1989) - 16
Minutemen - Double Nickels on the Dime (1984) - 7
Bauhaus - In The Flat Field (1980) - 4


Voting is now open for the final rankings.

The following 16 albums have been qualified to be ranked between #86 and #101 in the 1980s rankings:

Def Leppard - Pyromania (1983)
Devo - Freedom Of Choice (1980)
Eurythmics - Touch (1984)
Genesis - Invisible Touch (1986)
George Michael - Faith (1987)
Hall & Oates - Private Eyes (1981)
Janet Jackson - Control (1986)
Joy Division - Closer (1980)
Kraftwerk - Computer World (1981)
Madonna - Like A Prayer (1989)
Metallica - Ride the Lightning (1984)
Peter Gabriel - Gabriel (III) (Melt) (1980)
REO Speedwagon - Hi Infidelity (1980)
Slayer - Reign In Blood (1986)
Tears For Fears - Songs From The Big Chair (1985)
The Jesus & Mary Chain - Psychocandy (1985)


To participate in the final rankings, rank all 16 albums in order of preference. The highest-ranked song gets 16 points, the second-highest 15 and so on.

In the event of a tie, the first tiebreaker is the album's score in this round's initial ranking. The second tiebreaker is determined by giving one point to each album for being the highest-ranked album on each individual's final ranking this round. The third tiebreaker is the same as the second tiebreaker, except for using the initial rankings. If the tie still isn't resolved, there will be a head-to-head tiebreaker vote after the conclusion of all rankings in the project.

There will be two days of final rankings.

Final rankings will end at 10 PM Central on Sunday the 11th.

Posted by Darren on Saturday, 09.10.16 @ 01:30am


George Michael - Faith (1987) - 16
Metallica - Ride the Lightning (1984) - 15
Tears For Fears - Songs From The Big Chair (1985) - 14
Devo - Freedom Of Choice (1980) - 13
Madonna - Like A Prayer (1989) - 12
Janet Jackson - Control (1986) - 11
Slayer - Reign In Blood (1986) - 10
The Jesus & Mary Chain - Psychocandy (1985) - 9
Genesis - Invisible Touch (1986) - 8
Def Leppard - Pyromania (1983) - 7
Eurythmics - Touch (1984) - 6
Joy Division - Closer (1980) - 5
REO Speedwagon - Hi Infidelity (1980) - 4
Peter Gabriel - Gabriel (III) (Melt) (1980) - 3
Kraftwerk - Computer World (1981) - 2
Hall & Oates - Private Eyes (1981) - 1

Posted by Darren on Saturday, 09.10.16 @ 01:32am


Eurythmics - Touch (1984)- 16
Madonna - Like A Prayer (1989)- 15
Janet Jackson - Control (1986)- 14
Kraftwerk - Computer World (1981)- 13
REO Speedwagon - Hi Infidelity (1980)- 12
Hall & Oates - Private Eyes (1981)- 11
Devo - Freedom Of Choice (1980)- 10
Genesis - Invisible Touch (1986)- 9
The Jesus & Mary Chain - Psychocandy (1985)- 8
Tears For Fears - Songs From The Big Chair (1985)- 7
Slayer - Reign In Blood (1986)- 6
Peter Gabriel - Gabriel (III) (Melt) (1980)- 5
Metallica - Ride the Lightning (1984)- 4
Def Leppard - Pyromania (1983)- 3
George Michael - Faith (1987)- 2
Joy Division - Closer (1980)- 1

Posted by AlexVoltaire on Saturday, 09.10.16 @ 01:56am


Joy Division - Closer (1980) 16
Peter Gabriel - Gabriel (III) (Melt) (1980) 15
The Jesus & Mary Chain - Psychocandy (1985) 14
Devo - Freedom Of Choice (1980) 13
Kraftwerk - Computer World (1981) 12
Tears For Fears - Songs From The Big Chair (1985) 11
Metallica - Ride the Lightning (1984) 10
Eurythmics - Touch (1984) 9
George Michael - Faith (1987)8
Slayer - Reign In Blood (1986) 7
Janet Jackson - Control (1986) 6
Madonna - Like A Prayer (1989) 5
Def Leppard - Pyromania (1983) 4
Genesis - Invisible Touch (1986) 3
Hall & Oates - Private Eyes (1981) 2
REO Speedwagon - Hi Infidelity (1980) 1



Posted by DarinRG on Saturday, 09.10.16 @ 04:20am


1. Madonna- Like a Prayer (1989) (16 pts)
2. Janet Jackson- Control (1986)
3. Joy Division- Closer (1980)
4. Def Leppard- Pyromania (1983)
5. Devo- Freedom of Choice (1980)
6. Slayer- Reign in Blood (1986)
7. Metallica- Right the Lightning (1984)
8. George Michael- Faith (1987)
9. Eurythmics- Touch (1983)
10. Kraftwerk- Computer World (1981)
11. Genesis- Invisible Touch (1986)
12. The Jesus & Mary Chain- Psychocandy (1985)
13. Peter Gabriel- Peter Gabriel III (Melt) (1980)
14. Tears for Fears- Songs From the Big Chair (1985)
15. Hall & Oates- Private Eyes (1981)
16. REO Speedwagon- Hi Infidelity (1980) (1 pt)

Posted by Donnie on Saturday, 09.10.16 @ 06:58am


Metallica - Ride the Lightning (1984) 16
Def Leppard - Pyromania (1983) 15
Slayer - Reign In Blood (1986) 14
Devo - Freedom Of Choice (1980) 13
REO Speedwagon- Hi Infidelity (1980) 12
Kraftwerk- Computer World (1981) 11
Genesis- Invisible Touch (1986) 10
Peter Gabriel- Peter Gabriel III (Melt) (1980) 9
The Jesus & Mary Chain- Psychocandy (1985) 8
Tears for Fears- Songs From the Big Chair (1985) 7
Joy Division- Closer (1980) 6
Hall & Oates- Private Eyes (1981) 5
George Michael- Faith (1987) 4
Madonna- Like a Prayer (1989) 3
Janet Jackson- Control (1986) 2
Eurythmics- Touch (1983) 1

Posted by Mike on Saturday, 09.10.16 @ 21:17pm


1. REO Speedwagon - Hi Infidelity (1980) 16 pts
2. Tears For Fears - Songs From The Big Chair (1985)
3. Def Leppard - Pyromania (1983)
4. Hall & Oates - Private Eyes (1981)
5. The Jesus & Mary Chain - Psychocandy (1985)
6. Joy Division - Closer (1980)
7. Devo - Freedom Of Choice (1980)
8. Slayer - Reign In Blood (1986)
9. Eurythmics- Touch (1983)
10. Kraftwerk- Computer World (1981)
11. Genesis- Invisible Touch (1986)
12. Madonna- Like a Prayer (1989)
13. Peter Gabriel- Peter Gabriel III (Melt)
14. Metallica - Ride the Lightning (1984)
15. Janet Jackson- Control (1986)
16. George Michael- Faith (1987)

Posted by jtrichey on Saturday, 09.10.16 @ 22:48pm


Peter Gabriel - Gabriel (III) (Melt) (1980)-16
Genesis - Invisible Touch (1986)-15
Kraftwerk - Computer World (1981)-14
Joy Division - Closer (1980)-13
Eurythmics - Touch (1984)-12
Devo - Freedom Of Choice (1980)-11
Metallica - Ride the Lightning (1984)-10
Janet Jackson - Control (1986)-9
Hall & Oates - Private Eyes (1981)-8
Slayer - Reign In Blood (1986)-7
Tears For Fears - Songs From The Big Chair (1985)-6
The Jesus & Mary Chain - Psychocandy (1985)-5
George Michael - Faith (1987)-4
REO Speedwagon - Hi Infidelity (1980)-3
Madonna - Like A Prayer (1989)-2
Def Leppard - Pyromania (1983)-1

Posted by Tom H. on Sunday, 09.11.16 @ 16:53pm


Hall & Oates - Private Eyes (1981) 16
REO Speedwagon - Hi Infidelity (1980) 15
Genesis - Invisible Touch (1986) 14
George Michael - Faith (1987) 13
Peter Gabriel - Gabriel (III) (Melt) (1980) 12
Tears For Fears - Songs From The Big Chair (1985) 11
Madonna - Like A Prayer (1989) 10
Eurythmics - Touch (1984) 9
Janet Jackson - Control (1986) 8
Def Leppard - Pyromania (1983) 7
Devo - Freedom Of Choice (1980) 6
Kraftwerk - Computer World (1981) 5
The Jesus & Mary Chain - Psychocandy (1985) 4
Metallica - Ride the Lightning (1984) 3
Joy Division - Closer (1980) 2
Slayer - Reign In Blood (1986) 1

Posted by Jennifer on Sunday, 09.11.16 @ 22:03pm


Final Rankings are now closed.

Here are the final results (let me know ASAP if there are any errors):

Devo - Freedom Of Choice (1980) - 88
Tears For Fears - Songs From The Big Chair (1985) - 74

Metallica - Ride the Lightning (1984) - 71 (68 Points In Initial Rankings)
Genesis - Invisible Touch (1986) - 71 (49 Points In Initial Rankings)
Kraftwerk - Computer World (1981) - 71 (44 Points In Initial Rankings)

Eurythmics - Touch (1984) - 69

Joy Division - Closer (1980) - 68 (62 Points In Initial Rankings)
Madonna - Like A Prayer (1989) - 68 (56 Points In Initial Rankings)
Peter Gabriel - Gabriel (III) (Melt) (1980) - 68 (49 Points In Initial Rankings)

Janet Jackson - Control (1986) - 67

Slayer - Reign In Blood (1986) - 65 (51 Points In Initial Rankings)
The Jesus & Mary Chain - Psychocandy (1985) - 65 (44 Points In Initial Rankings)

REO Speedwagon - Hi Infidelity (1980) - 64 (58 Points In Initial Rankings)
Def Leppard - Pyromania (1983) - 64 (51 Points In Initial Rankings)

Hall & Oates - Private Eyes (1981) - 58
George Michael - Faith (1987) - 57


Here are the updated rankings for each group:

Top 100 Overall

1. The Beatles - Sgt. Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band (1967)
2. Pink Floyd - Dark Side of the Moon (1973)
3. The Beach Boys - Pet Sounds (1966)
4. Led Zeppelin - Untitled (Led Zeppelin IV/ZOSO) (1971)
5. Nirvana - Nevermind (1991)
6. Michael Jackson - Thriller (1982)
7. Bob Dylan - Highway 61 Revisited (1965)
8. The Beatles - Revolver [UK] (1966)
9. The Doors - The Doors (1967)
10. The Beatles - Rubber Soul [UK] (1965)
11. The Jimi Hendrix Experience - Are You Experienced (1967)
12. The Clash - London Calling (1979)
13. The Beatles - Abbey Road (1969)
14. David Bowie - The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From Mars (1972)
15. U2 - The Joshua Tree (1987)
16. The Who - Who's Next (1971)
17. Prince & the Revolution - Purple Rain (1984)
18. Fleetwood Mac - Rumours (1977)
19. Marvin Gaye - What's Going On (1971)
20. Radiohead - OK Computer (1997)
21. Guns N' Roses - Appetite For Destruction (1987)
22. Pink Floyd - The Wall (1979)
23. Black Sabbath - Paranoid (1970)
24. Public Enemy - It Takes A Nation Of Millions To Hold Us Back (1988)
25. The Moody Blues - Days of Future Passed (1967)
26. The Beatles - The Beatles (1968)
27. Led Zeppelin - Led Zeppelin II (1969)
28. Bruce Springsteen - Born To Run (1975)
29. The Velvet Underground - The Velvet Underground And Nico (1967)
30. Carole King - Tapestry (1971)
31. The Rolling Stones - Exile On Main St. (1972)
32. Bob Dylan - Blonde On Blonde (1966)
33. Stevie Wonder - Songs in the Key of Life (1976)
34. Pearl Jam - Ten (1991)
35. Pink Floyd - Wish You Were Here (1975)
36. Ramones - Ramones (1976)
37. AC/DC - Back In Black (1980)
38. Bruce Springsteen - Born In The U.S.A. (1984)
39. N.W.A - Straight Outta Compton (1988)
40. R.E.M. - Automatic For The People (1992)
41. Miles Davis - Kind of Blue (1959)
42. Bob Marley & The Wailers - Exodus (1977)
43. U2 - Achtung Baby (1991)
44. Talking Heads - Remain In Light (1980)
45. Smashing Pumpkins - Mellon Collie And The Infinite Sadness (1995)
46. Simon & Garfunkel - Bridge Over Troubled Water (1970)
47. The Rolling Stones - Let it Bleed (1969)
48. Joni Mitchell - Blue (1971)
49. The Rolling Stones - Sticky Fingers (1971)
50. Van Morrison - Moondance (1970)
51. John Lennon - Imagine (1971)
52. The Eagles - Hotel California (1976)
53. Nine Inch Nails - The Downward Spiral (1994)
54. Kanye West - My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy (2010)
55. Curtis Mayfield - Superfly (1972)
56. Stevie Wonder - Innervisions (1973)
57. Kraftwerk - Autobahn (1974)
58. Johnny Cash - Johnny Cash At Folsom Prison (1968)
59. Bob Dylan - The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan (1963)
60. David Bowie - Hunky Dory (1971)
61. James Brown - Live At The Apollo (1963)
62. The Band - Music From Big Pink (1968)
63. Van Morrison - Astral Weeks (1968)
64. Metallica - Master of Puppets (1986)
65. T. Rex - Electric Warrior (1971)
66. The Doors - L.A. Woman (1971)
67. Peter Gabriel - So (1986)
68. Led Zeppelin - Physical Graffiti (1975)
69. George Harrison - All Things Must Pass (1970)
70. Led Zeppelin - Led Zeppelin (1969)
71. The Who - Tommy (1969)
72. Metallica - Metallica (The Black Album) (1991)
73. Neil Young - Harvest (1972)
74. Elton John - Goodbye Yellow Brick Road (1973)
75. Arcade Fire - The Suburbs (2010)
76. Bee Gees & Various Artists - Saturday Night Fever: The Original Movie Sound Track (1977)
77. Beastie Boys - Licensed To Ill (1986)
78. R.E.M. - Document (1987)
79. Red Hot Chili Peppers - Blood Sugar Sex Magik (1991)
80. Dr. Dre - The Chronic (1992)
81. The Zombies - Odessey And Oracle (1968)
82. The Smiths - The Queen is Dead (1986)
83. Cream - Disraeli Gears (1967)
84. Alanis Morissette - Jagged Little Pill (1995)
85. Creedence Clearwater Revival - Cosmo's Factory (1970)
86. Queen - A Night At The Opera (1975)
87. Green Day - American Idiot (2004)
88. Sly & The Family Stone - Stand! (1969)
89. Beck - Odelay (1996)
90. Tom Petty - Full Moon Fever (1989)
91. Oasis - (What's The Story) Morning Glory? (1995)
92. Prince & the Revolution - 1999 (1982)
93. Green Day - Dookie (1994)
94. Aretha Franklin - I Never Loved A Man The Way I Love You (1967)
95. Pearl Jam - Vs. (1993)
96. Smashing Pumpkins - Siamese Dream (1993)
97. Buddy Holly & The Crickets - The "Chirping" Crickets (1957)
98. The Rolling Stones - Beggars Banquet (1968)
99. Aerosmith - Toys In The Attic (1975)
100. Adele - 21 (2011)


Pre-1970

1. The Beatles - Sgt. Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band (1967)
2. The Beach Boys - Pet Sounds (1966)
3. Bob Dylan - Highway 61 Revisited (1965)
4. The Beatles - Revolver [UK] (1966)
5. The Doors - The Doors (1967)
6. The Beatles - Rubber Soul [UK] (1965)
7. The Jimi Hendrix Experience - Are You Experienced (1967)
8. The Beatles - Abbey Road (1969)
9. The Moody Blues - Days of Future Passed (1967)
10. The Beatles - The Beatles (1968)
11. Led Zeppelin - Led Zeppelin II (1969)
12. The Velvet Underground - The Velvet Underground And Nico (1967)
13. Bob Dylan - Blonde On Blonde (1966)
14. Miles Davis - Kind of Blue (1959)
15. The Rolling Stones - Let it Bleed (1969)
16. Johnny Cash - Johnny Cash At Folsom Prison (1968)
17. Bob Dylan - The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan (1963)
18. James Brown - Live At The Apollo (1963)
19. The Band - Music From Big Pink (1968)
20. Van Morrison - Astral Weeks (1968)
21. Led Zeppelin - Led Zeppelin (1969)
22. The Who - Tommy (1969)
23. The Zombies - Odessey And Oracle (1968)
24. Cream - Disraeli Gears (1967)
25. Sly & The Family Stone - Stand! (1969)
26. Aretha Franklin - I Never Loved A Man The Way I Love You (1967)
27. Buddy Holly & The Crickets - The "Chirping" Crickets (1957)
28. The Rolling Stones - Beggars Banquet (1968)
29. Jefferson Airplane - Surrealistic Pillow (1967)
30. Ray Charles - Modern Sounds in Country and Western Music (1962)
31. MC5 - Kick Out The Jams (1969)
32. The Doors - Strange Days (1967)
33. Bob Dylan - Bringing It All Back Home (1965)
34. Crosby, Stills & Nash - Crosby, Stills & Nash (1969)
35. Elvis Presley - Elvis Presley (1956)
36. The Jimi Hendrix Experience - Electric Ladyland (1968)
37. Love - Forever Changes (1967)
38. Bob Dylan - The Times They Are a-Changin' (1964)
39. Santana - Santana (1969)
40. The Kinks - The Kinks Are The Village Green Preservation Society (1968)
41. The Mothers of Invention - Freak Out! (1966)
42. King Crimson - In the Court of the Crimson King (1969)
43. The Beatles - A Hard Day's Night [UK] (1964)
44. Simon & Garfunkel - Bookends (1968)
45. The Beatles - Help! [UK] (1965)
46. Dusty Springfield - Dusty in Memphis (1969)
47 (tie). Big Brother and the Holding Company - Cheap Thrills (1968)
47 (tie). Creedence Clearwater Revival - Green River (1969)
49. Creedence Clearwater Revival - Willy and the Poor Boys (1969)
50. The Doors - Waiting For The Sun (1968)
51. The Stooges - The Stooges (1969)
52. Neil Young & Crazy Horse - Everybody Knows This is Nowhere (1969)
53. Otis Redding - Otis Blue: Otis Redding Sings Soul (1965)
54. Bo Diddley - Bo Diddley (1958)
55. The Flying Burrito Brothers - The Gilded Palace Of Sin (1969)
56. Simon & Garfunkel - Parsley, Sage, Rosemary, And Thyme (1966)
57. Etta James - At Last! (1961)
58. Aretha Franklin - Aretha: Lady Soul (1968)
59. Muddy Waters - At Newport 1960 (1960)
60. Chicago - Chicago Transit Authority (1969)
61. Chuck Berry - Is On Top (1959)
62. Peter, Paul and Mary - Peter, Paul and Mary (1962)
63. The Beatles - Magical Mystery Tour [US] (1967)
64. The Who - The Who Sell Out (1967)
65. The Byrds - Mr. Tambourine Man (1965)
66. The Beatles - Please Please Me (1963)
67. The Who - My Generation [UK] (1965)
68. Frank Sinatra - In The Wee Small Hours (1955)
69. The Byrds - Sweetheart Of The Rodeo (1968)
70. Little Richard - Here's Little Richard (1957)
71. Albert King - Born Under a Bad Sign (1967)
72. Procol Harum - Procol Harum (1967)
73. Cream - Fresh Cream (1966)
74. Buffalo Springfield - Buffalo Springfield Again (1967)
75. The Kinks - Something Else By The Kinks (1967)
76. The Velvet Underground - The Velvet Underground (1969)
77. John Coltrane - A Love Supreme (1965)
78. Traffic - Mr. Fantasy (1967)
79. Cream - Wheels Of Fire (1968)
80. Grateful Dead - Live/Dead (1969)
81. The Byrds - Younger Than Yesterday (1967)
82. The Jimi Hendrix Experience - Axis: Bold As Love (1967)
83. Frank Zappa And The Mothers Of Invention - Hot Rats (1969)
84. Howlin' Wolf - Howlin' Wolf (The Rockin' Chair Album) (1962)
85. The Beatles - With The Beatles (1963)
86. The Meters - Look-Ka Py Py (1969)
87. The Mamas And The Papas - If You Can Believe Your Eyes And Ears (1966)
88. John Coltrane - Giant Steps (1960)
89. Booker T. & The M.G.'s - Green Onions (1962)
90. The Band - The Band (1969)
91. Leonard Cohen - Songs Of Leonard Cohen (1967)
92. The Kinks - Arthur (Or the Decline and Fall of the British Empire) (1969)
93. Dick Dale and His Del-Tones - Surfer's Choice (1962)
94. Robert Johnson - King of the Delta Blues Singers (1961)
95. The Paul Butterfield Blues Band - East-West (1966)
96. The Supremes - Where Did Our Love Go (1964)
97. Ray Charles - Ray Charles (1957)
98. Ornette Coleman - The Shape of Jazz To Come (1959)
99. Dave Brubeck - Time Out (1959)
100. Silver Apples - Silver Apples (1968)
101. Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band - Trout Mask Replica (1969)


1970s

1. Pink Floyd - Dark Side of the Moon (1973)
2. Led Zeppelin - Untitled (Led Zeppelin IV/ZOSO) (1971)
3. The Clash - London Calling (1979)
4. David Bowie - The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From Mars (1972)
5. The Who - Who's Next (1971)
6. Fleetwood Mac - Rumours (1977)
7. Marvin Gaye - What's Going On (1971)
8. Pink Floyd - The Wall (1979)
9. Black Sabbath - Paranoid (1970)
10. Bruce Springsteen - Born To Run (1975)
11. Carole King - Tapestry (1971)
12. The Rolling Stones - Exile On Main St. (1972)
13. Stevie Wonder - Songs in the Key of Life (1976)
14. Pink Floyd - Wish You Were Here (1975)
15. Ramones - Ramones (1976)
16. Bob Marley & The Wailers - Exodus (1977)
17. Simon & Garfunkel - Bridge Over Troubled Water (1970)
18. Joni Mitchell - Blue (1971)
19. The Rolling Stones - Sticky Fingers (1971)
20. Van Morrison - Moondance (1970)
21. John Lennon - Imagine (1971)
22. The Eagles - Hotel California (1976)
23. Curtis Mayfield - Superfly (1972)
24. Stevie Wonder - Innervisions (1973)
25. Kraftwerk - Autobahn (1974)
26. David Bowie - Hunky Dory (1971)
27. T. Rex - Electric Warrior (1971)
28. The Doors - L.A. Woman (1971)
29. Led Zeppelin - Physical Graffiti (1975)
30. George Harrison - All Things Must Pass (1970)
31. Neil Young - Harvest (1972)
32. Elton John - Goodbye Yellow Brick Road (1973)
33. Bee Gees & Various Artists - Saturday Night Fever: The Original Movie Sound Track (1977)
34. Creedence Clearwater Revival - Cosmo's Factory (1970)
35. Queen - A Night At The Opera (1975)
36. Aerosmith - Toys In The Attic (1975)
37. Deep Purple - Machine Head (1972)
38. Boston - Boston (1976)
39. Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young - Deja Vu (1970)
40. Billy Joel - The Stranger (1977)
41. Derek & The Dominos - Layla & Other Assorted Love Songs (1970)
42. Sex Pistols - Never Mind The Bollocks, Here's The Sex Pistols (1977)
43. Neil Young - After the Gold Rush (1970)
44. Black Sabbath - Black Sabbath (1970)
45. Michael Jackson - Off the Wall (1979)
46. Jethro Tull - Aqualung (1971)
47. Kraftwerk - Trans-Europe Express (1977)
48. The Clash - The Clash [US] (1977)
49. AC/DC - Highway to Hell (1979)
50. John Lennon - John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band (1970)
51. The Cars - The Cars (1978)
52. Cheap Trick - Cheap Trick At Budokan (1978)
53. Paul McCartney & Wings - Band on the Run (1973)
54. The Who - Quadrophenia (1973)
55. Lou Reed - Transformer (1972)
56. Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers - Damn the Torpedoes (1979)
57. Blondie - Parallel Lines (1978)
58. Led Zeppelin - Houses of the Holy (1973)
59. Steely Dan - Aja (1977)
60. Patti Smith - Horses (1975)
61. Alice Cooper - Billion Dollar Babies (1973)
62. The Allman Brothers Band - At Fillmore East (1971)
63. Van Halen - Van Halen (1978)
64. James Taylor - Sweet Baby James (1970)
65. Janis Joplin - Pearl (1971)
66. Elvis Costello - My Aim Is True (1977)
67. Bruce Springsteen - Darkness on the Edge of Town (1978)
68. Santana - Abraxas (1970)
69. New York Dolls - New York Dolls (1973)
70. Bob Dylan - Blood On The Tracks (1975)
71. Big Star - #1 Record (1972)
72. Steve Miller Band - Fly Like An Eagle (1976)
73. Meat Loaf - Bat Out Of Hell (1977)
74. The Beatles - Let It Be (1970)
75. The Eagles - Eagles (1972)
76. The Doors - Morrison Hotel (1970)
77. Warren Zevon - Excitable Boy (1978)
78. Peter Frampton - Frampton Comes Alive! (1976)
79. Rush - 2112 (1976)
80. Cat Stevens - Tea For The Tillerman (1970)
81. Devo - Q: Are We Not Men? A: We Are Devo! (1978)
82. Chicago - Chicago (II) (1970)
83. Stevie Wonder - Talking Book (1972)
84. Lynyrd Skynyrd - Pronounced Leh-nerd Skin-nerd (1973)
85. Yes - The Yes Album (1971)
86. Heart - Dreamboat Annie (1976)
87. Supertramp - Breakfast in America (1979)
88. Talking Heads - More Songs About Buildings And Food (1978)
89. The Allman Brothers Band - Eat a Peach (1972)
90. The Cars - Candy-O (1979)
91. The Police - Outlandos d'Amour (1978)
92. Iggy Pop - Lust for Life (1977)
93. David Bowie - Aladdin Sane (1973)
94. Roxy Music - Roxy Music (1972)
95. Miles Davis - Bitches Brew (1970)
96. Sly & The Family Stone - There's A Riot Goin' On (1971)
97. Brian Eno - Ambient 1: Music For Airports (1978)
98. Yes - Fragile (1971)
99. David Bowie - Low (1977)
100. Jethro Tull - Thick As A Brick (1972)


1980s

1. Michael Jackson - Thriller (1982)
2. U2 - The Joshua Tree (1987)
3. Prince & the Revolution - Purple Rain (1984)
4. Guns N' Roses - Appetite For Destruction (1987)
5. Public Enemy - It Takes A Nation Of Millions To Hold Us Back (1988)
6. AC/DC - Back In Black (1980)
7. Bruce Springsteen - Born In The U.S.A. (1984)
8. N.W.A - Straight Outta Compton (1988)
9. Talking Heads - Remain In Light (1980)
10. Metallica - Master of Puppets (1986)
11. Peter Gabriel - So (1986)
12. Beastie Boys - Licensed To Ill (1986)
13. R.E.M. - Document (1987)
14. The Smiths - The Queen is Dead (1986)
15. Tom Petty - Full Moon Fever (1989)
16. Prince & the Revolution - 1999 (1982)
17. Dire Straits - Brothers in Arms (1985)
18. R.E.M. - Murmur (1983)
19. Paul Simon - Graceland (1986)
20. The Police - Synchronicity (1983)
21. The Clash - Combat Rock (1982)
22. Duran Duran - Rio (1982)
23. Sonic Youth - Daydream Nation (1988)
24. David Bowie - Let's Dance (1983)
25. Ozzy Osbourne - Blizzard Of Ozz (1980)
26. Pixies - Doolittle (1989)
27. Janet Jackson - Rhythm Nation 1814 (1989)
28. Run D.M.C. - Raising Hell (1986)
29. Van Halen - 1984 (1984)
30. The Replacements - Let It Be (1984)
31. Michael Jackson - Bad (1987)
32. Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble - Texas Flood (1983)
33. Metallica - ...And Justice For All (1988)
34. The Smiths - Meat Is Murder (1985)
35. Bruce Springsteen - The River (1980)
36. Kate Bush - Hounds of Love (1985)
37. Nine Inch Nails - Pretty Hate Machine (1989)
38. Beastie Boys - Paul's Boutique (1989)
39. The Cure - Disintegration (1989)
40. Motörhead - Ace Of Spades (1980)
41. Hüsker Dü - Zen Arcade (1984)
42. Eric B. & Rakim - Paid In Full (1987)
43. Iron Maiden - The Number of the Beast (1982)
44. Prince - Sign O' The Times (1987)
45. U2 - War (1983)
46. De La Soul - 3 Feet High and Rising (1989)
47. Dead Kennedys - Fresh Fruit For Rotting Vegetables (1980)
48. Rush - Moving Pictures (1981)
49. Depeche Mode - Music For The Masses (1987)
50. Judas Priest - British Steel (1980)
51. X - Los Angeles (1980)
52. Bruce Springsteen - Nebraska (1982)
53. The Police - Ghost in the Machine (1981)
54. Foreigner - 4 (1981)
55. Billy Idol - Rebel Yell (1983)
56. The Cars - Heartbeat City (1984)
57. R.E.M. - Green (1988)
58. The Replacements - Tim (1985)
59. Talking Heads - Speaking in Tongues (1983)
60. Black Flag - Damaged (1981)
61. The Clash - Sandinista! (1980)
62. INXS - Kick (1987)
63. Pixies - Surfer Rosa (1988)
64. Roxy Music - Avalon (1981)
65. Bonnie Raitt - Nick of Time (1989)
66. Cyndi Lauper - She's So Unusual (1983)
67. John Mellencamp - Scarecrow (1985)
68. The Rolling Stones - Tattoo You (1981)
69. Whitney Houston - Whitney Houston (1985)
70. Phil Collins - No Jacket Required (1985)
71. Talking Heads - Stop Making Sense (1984)
72. Madonna - Like A Virgin (1984)
73. The Pretenders - Pretenders (1980)
74. John Lennon & Yoko Ono - Double Fantasy (1980)
75. The Stone Roses - The Stone Roses (1989)
76. Violent Femmes - Violent Femmes (1983)
77. New Order - Power, Corruption & Lies (1983)
78. Echo & the Bunnymen - Echo & the Bunnymen (1987)
79. Yes - 90125 (1983)
80. Bon Jovi - Slippery When Wet (1986)
81. Hüsker Dü - New Day Rising (1985)
82. Bad Brains - Bad Brains (1982)
83. The Pogues - If I Should Fall From Grace With God (1988)
84. ZZ Top - Eliminator (1983)
85. Tom Waits - Rain Dogs (1985)
86. Devo - Freedom Of Choice (1980)
87. Tears For Fears - Songs From The Big Chair (1985)
88. Metallica - Ride the Lightning (1984)
89. Genesis - Invisible Touch (1986)
90. Kraftwerk - Computer World (1981)
91. Eurythmics - Touch (1984)
92. Joy Division - Closer (1980)
93. Madonna - Like A Prayer (1989)
94. Peter Gabriel - Gabriel (III) (Melt) (1980)
95. Janet Jackson - Control (1986)
96. Slayer - Reign In Blood (1986)
97. The Jesus & Mary Chain - Psychocandy (1985)
98. REO Speedwagon - Hi Infidelity (1980)
99. Def Leppard - Pyromania (1983)
100. Hall & Oates - Private Eyes (1981)
101. George Michael - Faith (1987)


1990s

1. Nirvana - Nevermind (1991)
2. Radiohead - OK Computer (1997)
3. Pearl Jam - Ten (1991)
4. R.E.M. - Automatic For The People (1992)
5. U2 - Achtung Baby (1991)
6. Smashing Pumpkins - Mellon Collie And The Infinite Sadness (1995)
7. Nine Inch Nails - The Downward Spiral (1994)
8. Metallica - Metallica (The Black Album) (1991)
9. Red Hot Chili Peppers - Blood Sugar Sex Magik (1991)
10. Dr. Dre - The Chronic (1992)
11. Alanis Morissette - Jagged Little Pill (1995)
12. Beck - Odelay (1996)
13. Oasis - (What's The Story) Morning Glory? (1995)
14. Green Day - Dookie (1994)
15. Pearl Jam - Vs. (1993)
16. Smashing Pumpkins - Siamese Dream (1993)


2000-2015

1. Kanye West - My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy (2010)
2. Arcade Fire - The Suburbs (2010)
3. Green Day - American Idiot (2004)
4. Adele - 21 (2011)


Rankings for the 1980s group are now complete. I'll post instructions for Round 1 of the 1990s group soon.

Posted by Darren on Sunday, 09.11.16 @ 23:35pm


Round 1 nominations for the 1990's group are now open.

Each voter (including new voters to the project, who are welcome to join at any time) can nominate as many as 50 qualified albums (a minimum of 35 nominations is required for this round for your ballot to be counted) that haven't been ranked yet (listed below). Voters must have at least 20 current nominations (or explain that they didn't think any other albums were worthy of nomination) for their nominations to be counted.


Here is the list of qualified albums that haven't been ranked yet:

2pac - All Eyez on Me (1996)
2pac - Me Against The World (1995)
A Tribe Called Quest - Midnight Marauders (1993)
A Tribe Called Quest - The Low End Theory (1991)
Alice In Chains - Dirt (1992)
Alice In Chains - Jar of Flies (1994)
Aphex Twin - Selected Ambient Works 85-92 (1992)
Arrested Development - 3 Years, 5 Months & 2 Days in the Life Of... (1992)
Beastie Boys - Ill Communication (1994)
Beck - Mellow Gold (1994)
Belle & Sebastian - If You're Feeling Sinister (1996)
Björk - Homogenic (1997)
Björk - Post (1995)
Blur - Blur (1997)
Blur - Modern Life Is Rubbish (1993)
Blur - Parklife (1994)
Bob Dylan - Time Out Of Mind (1997)
Bush - Sixteen Stone (1994)
Counting Crows - August & Everything After (1993)
Daft Punk - Homework (1997)
Dave Matthews Band - Crash (1996)
Dave Matthews Band - Under The Table And Dreaming (1994)
De La Soul - De La Soul Is Dead (1991)
Depeche Mode - Violator (1990)
Elastica - Elastica (1995)
Elliott Smith - Either/Or (1997)
Eminem - The Slim Shady LP (1999)
Eric Clapton - Unplugged (1992)
Faith No More - Angel Dust (1992)
Fatboy Slim - You've Come a Long Way, Baby (1998)
Fiona Apple - Tidal (1996)
Foo Fighters - Foo Fighters (1995)
Foo Fighters - The Colour and the Shape (1997)
Garbage - Garbage (1995)
Gin Blossoms - New Miserable Experience (1992)
Green Day - Insomniac (1995)
Guns N' Roses - Use Your Illusion I (1991)
Guns N' Roses - Use Your Illusion II (1991)
Hole - Live Through This (1994)
Hootie & the Blowfish - Cracked Rear View (1994)
Ice Cube - Amerikkka's Most Wanted (1990)
Jane's Addiction - Ritual De Lo Habitual (1990)
Janet Jackson - janet. (1993)
Janet Jackson - The Velvet Rope (1997)
Jay-Z - Reasonable Doubt (1996)
Jeff Buckley - Grace (1994)
Johnny Cash - American Recordings (1994)
Lauryn Hill - The Miseducation Of Lauryn Hill (1998)
Live - Throwing Copper (1994)
Liz Phair - Exile In Guyville (1993)
Lucinda Williams - Car Wheels on a Gravel Road (1998)
Mary J. Blige - What's the 411? (1992)
Massive Attack - Blue Lines (1991)
Massive Attack - Mezzanine (1998)
Michael Jackson - Dangerous (1991)
Missy Elliott - Supa Dupa Fly (1997)
Moby - Play (1999)
My Bloody Valentine - Loveless (1991)
Nas - Illmatic (1994)
Neutral Milk Hotel - In The Aeroplane Over the Sea (1998)
Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds - Murder Ballads (1996)
Nirvana - In Utero (1993)
Nirvana - MTV Unplugged In New York (1994)
No Doubt - Tragic Kingdom (1995)
Notorious B.I.G. - Ready To Die (1994)
Oasis - Definitely Maybe (1994)
Outkast - Aquemini (1998)
OutKast - ATLiens (1996)
Pantera - Cowboys From Hell (1990)
Pantera - Vulgar Display Of Power (1992)
Pavement - Crooked Rain, Crooked Rain (1994)
Pavement - Slanted and Enchanted (1992)
Pearl Jam - Vitalogy (1994)
Pixies - Bossanova (1990)
PJ Harvey - Rid Of Me (1993)
PJ Harvey - To Bring You My Love (1995)
Portishead - Dummy (1994)
Primal Scream - Screamadelica (1991)
Public Enemy - Fear Of A Black Planet (1990)
Pulp - Different Class (1995)
R.E.M. - Out Of Time (1991)
Radiohead - The Bends (1995)
Rage Against the Machine - Evil Empire (1996)
Rage Against The Machine - Rage Against The Machine (1992)
Rage Against The Machine - The Battle Of Los Angeles (1999)
Red Hot Chili Peppers - Californication (1999)
Sarah McLachlan - Fumbling Towards Ecstasy (1993)
Sheryl Crow - Tuesday Night Music Club (1993)
Sleater-Kinney - Dig Me Out (1997)
Snoop Doggy Dogg - Doggystyle (1993)
Sonic Youth - Goo (1990)
Soundgarden - Badmotorfinger (1991)
Soundgarden - Superunknown (1994)
Stone Temple Pilots - Core (1992)
Stone Temple Pilots - Purple (1994)
Sublime - Sublime (1996)
The Black Crowes - Shake Your Money Maker (1990)
The Chemical Brothers - Dig Your Own Hole (1997)
The Flaming Lips - The Soft Bulletin (1999)
The Fugees - The Score (1996)
The Verve - Urban Hymns (1997)
TLC - CrazySexyCool (1994)
Tom Petty - Wildflowers (1994)
Tool - Aenima (1996)
Tool - Undertow (1993)
Tori Amos - Little Earthquakes (1992)
Tori Amos - Under The Pink (1994)
Weezer - Pinkerton (1996)
Weezer - Weezer (Blue Album) (1994)
Whitney Houston and Various - The Bodyguard: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (1992)
Wu-Tang Clan - Enter The Wu-Tang (36 Chambers) (1993)


There will be 5 days of initial nominations. After the conclusion of replacement nominations, the approx. 25 albums with the most nominations will advance to this round's initial rankings to be qualified for final rankings. This round will rank 9 albums unless there is a tie at the end of the final rankings, in which case more than 9 albums could be ranked this round.


Replacement nominations will end at 10 PM Central on Friday the 16th.

Posted by Darren on Sunday, 09.11.16 @ 23:56pm


2pac - All Eyez on Me (1996)
A Tribe Called Quest - The Low End Theory (1991)
Alice In Chains - Dirt (1992)
Aphex Twin - Selected Ambient Works 85-92 (1992)
Beck - Mellow Gold (1994)

Björk - Post (1995)
Björk - Homogenic (1997)
Blur - Parklife (1994)
Blur - Modern Life Is Rubbish (1993)
Bob Dylan - Time Out Of Mind (1997)

De La Soul - De La Soul Is Dead (1991)
Depeche Mode - Violator (1990)
Elastica - Elastica (1995)
Elliott Smith - Either/Or (1997)
Eminem - The Slim Shady LP (1999)

Fiona Apple - Tidal (1996)
Gin Blossoms - New Miserable Experience (1992)
Guns N' Roses - Use Your Illusion II (1991)
Hole - Live Through This (1994)
Ice Cube - Amerikkka's Most Wanted (1990)

Jeff Buckley - Grace (1994)
Johnny Cash - American Recordings (1994)
Lauryn Hill - The Miseducation Of Lauryn Hill (1998)
Liz Phair - Exile In Guyville (1993)
Lucinda Williams - Car Wheels on a Gravel Road (1998)

Massive Attack - Mezzanine (1998)
My Bloody Valentine - Loveless (1991)
Nas - Illmatic (1994)
Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds - Murder Ballads (1996)
Nirvana - In Utero (1993)

Oasis - Definitely Maybe (1994)
Pantera - Vulgar Display Of Power (1992)
Pavement - Crooked Rain, Crooked Rain (1994)
PJ Harvey - To Bring You My Love (1995)
PJ Harvey - Rid Of Me (1993)

Portishead - Dummy (1994)
Public Enemy - Fear Of A Black Planet (1990)
Pulp - Different Class (1995)
R.E.M. - Out Of Time (1991)
Radiohead - The Bends (1995)

Sarah McLachlan - Fumbling Towards Ecstasy (1993)
Sleater-Kinney - Dig Me Out (1997)
Soundgarden - Badmotorfinger (1991)
The Chemical Brothers - Dig Your Own Hole (1997)
The Flaming Lips - The Soft Bulletin (1999)

The Verve - Urban Hymns (1997)
Tool - Aenima (1996)
Tori Amos - Little Earthquakes (1992)
Weezer - Weezer (Blue Album) (1994)
Wu-Tang Clan - Enter The Wu-Tang (36 Chambers) (1993)





Posted by DarinRG on Monday, 09.12.16 @ 04:18am


2pac - All Eyez on Me (1996)
2pac - Me Against The World (1995)
A Tribe Called Quest - Midnight Marauders (1993)
A Tribe Called Quest - The Low End Theory (1991)
Alice In Chains - Dirt (1992)

Aphex Twin - Selected Ambient Works 85-92 (1992)
Beck - Mellow Gold (1994)
Belle & Sebastian - If You're Feeling Sinister (1996)
Blur - Parklife (1994)
Dave Matthews Band - Crash (1996)

Depeche Mode - Violator (1990)
Eminem - The Slim Shady LP (1999)
Eric Clapton - Unplugged (1992)
Fiona Apple - Tidal (1996)
Foo Fighters - The Colour and the Shape (1997)

Gin Blossoms - New Miserable Experience (1992)
Guns N' Roses - Use Your Illusion I (1991)
Hootie & the Blowfish - Cracked Rear View (1994)
Jane's Addiction - Ritual De Lo Habitual (1990)
Jeff Buckley - Grace (1994)

Lauryn Hill - The Miseducation Of Lauryn Hill (1998)
Liz Phair - Exile In Guyville (1993)
Lucinda Williams - Car Wheels on a Gravel Road (1998)
Mary J. Blige - What's the 411? (1992)
Michael Jackson - Dangerous (1991)

Missy Elliott - Supa Dupa Fly (1997)
Moby - Play (1999)
Neutral Milk Hotel - In The Aeroplane Over the Sea (1998)
Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds - Murder Ballads (1996)
Nirvana - In Utero (1993)

Nirvana - MTV Unplugged In New York (1994)
No Doubt - Tragic Kingdom (1995)
OutKast - ATLiens (1996)
Pearl Jam - Vitalogy (1994)
PJ Harvey - To Bring You My Love (1995)

Public Enemy - Fear Of A Black Planet (1990)
Radiohead - The Bends (1995)
Rage Against The Machine - The Battle Of Los Angeles (1999)
Sarah McLachlan - Fumbling Towards Ecstasy (1993)
Sheryl Crow - Tuesday Night Music Club (1993)

Sleater-Kinney - Dig Me Out (1997)
Snoop Doggy Dogg - Doggystyle (1993)
Soundgarden - Superunknown (1994)
Stone Temple Pilots - Purple (1994)
The Fugees - The Score (1996)

TLC - CrazySexyCool (1994)
Tool - Aenima (1996)
Weezer - Weezer (Blue Album) (1994)
Whitney Houston and Various - The Bodyguard: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (1992)
Wu-Tang Clan - Enter The Wu-Tang (36 Chambers) (1993)

My five highest priorities are:

TLC - CrazySexyCool (1994)
Lauryn Hill - The Miseducation Of Lauryn Hill (1998)
Nirvana - MTV Unplugged In New York (1994)
A Tribe Called Quest - Midnight Marauders (1993)
Lucinda Williams - Car Wheels on a Gravel Road (1998)

Posted by AlexVoltaire on Monday, 09.12.16 @ 08:15am


Cheesecrop made a list as well, but posted it to the Albums Project. To make sure it doesn't get lost in the shuffle, I'll repost it here.

Alice In Chains - Dirt (1992)
Alice In Chains - Jar of Flies (1994)
Arrested Development - 3 Years, 5 Months & 2 Days in the Life Of... (1992)
Blur - Blur (1997)
Blur - Modern Life Is Rubbish (1993)
Blur - Parklife (1994)
Bush - Sixteen Stone (1994)
Counting Crows - August & Everything After (1993)
Dave Matthews Band - Crash (1996)
Dave Matthews Band - Under The Table And Dreaming (1994)

Elastica - Elastica (1995)
Foo Fighters - Foo Fighters (1995)
Foo Fighters - The Colour and the Shape (1997)
Gin Blossoms - New Miserable Experience (1992)
Green Day - Insomniac (1995)
Guns N' Roses - Use Your Illusion I (1991)
Guns N' Roses - Use Your Illusion II (1991)
Hole - Live Through This (1994)
Hootie & the Blowfish - Cracked Rear View (1994)
Jane's Addiction - Ritual De Lo Habitual (1990)

Live - Throwing Copper (1994)
Liz Phair - Exile In Guyville (1993)
Moby - Play (1999)
My Bloody Valentine - Loveless (1991)
Nirvana - In Utero (1993)
Nirvana - MTV Unplugged In New York (1994)
Oasis - Definitely Maybe (1994)
Pearl Jam - Vitalogy (1994)
Primal Scream - Screamadelica (1991)
R.E.M. - Out Of Time (1991)

Radiohead - The Bends (1995)
Rage Against the Machine - Evil Empire (1996)
Rage Against The Machine - Rage Against The Machine (1992)
Rage Against The Machine - The Battle Of Los Angeles (1999)
Sonic Youth - Goo (1990)
Soundgarden - Badmotorfinger (1991)
Soundgarden - Superunknown (1994)
Stone Temple Pilots - Core (1992)
Stone Temple Pilots - Purple (1994)
The Black Crowes - Shake Your Money Maker (1990)

The Chemical Brothers - Dig Your Own Hole (1997)
The Verve - Urban Hymns (1997)
TLC - CrazySexyCool (1994)
Tom Petty - Wildflowers (1994)
Tool - Aenima (1996)
Tool - Undertow (1993)
Weezer - Weezer (Blue Album) (1994)
Jeff Buckley - Grace (1994)
Beck - Mellow Gold (1994)
Johnny Cash - American Recordings (1994)

Posted by AlexVoltaire on Monday, 09.12.16 @ 08:20am


Initial 50 Nominations for the 90s -
2pac - Me Against The World (1995)
A Tribe Called Quest - The Low End Theory (1991)
Alice In Chains - Dirt (1992)
Arrested Development - 3 Years, 5 Months & 2 Days in the Life Of... (1992)
Beck - Mellow Gold (1994)
Bob Dylan - Time Out Of Mind (1997)
Dave Matthews Band - Under The Table And Dreaming (1994)
Eric Clapton - Unplugged (1992)
Foo Fighters - The Colour and the Shape (1997)
Green Day - Insomniac (1995)
Guns N' Roses - Use Your Illusion I (1991)
Guns N' Roses - Use Your Illusion II (1991)
Hole - Live Through This (1994)
Jane's Addiction - Ritual De Lo Habitual (1990)
Janet Jackson - janet. (1993)
Janet Jackson - The Velvet Rope (1997)
Jay-Z - Reasonable Doubt (1996)
Jeff Buckley - Grace (1994)
Johnny Cash - American Recordings (1994)
Lauryn Hill - The Miseducation Of Lauryn Hill (1998)
Liz Phair - Exile In Guyville (1993)
Lucinda Williams - Car Wheels on a Gravel Road (1998)
Mary J. Blige - What's the 411? (1992)
Missy Elliott - Supa Dupa Fly (1997)
Moby - Play (1999)
Nas - Illmatic (1994)
Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds - Murder Ballads (1996)
Nirvana - In Utero (1993)
No Doubt - Tragic Kingdom (1995)
Notorious B.I.G. - Ready To Die (1994)
Oasis - Definitely Maybe (1994)
OutKast - ATLiens (1996)
Pearl Jam - Vitalogy (1994)
PJ Harvey - Rid Of Me (1993)
Public Enemy - Fear Of A Black Planet (1990)
R.E.M. - Out Of Time (1991)
Radiohead - The Bends (1995)
Rage Against The Machine - Rage Against The Machine (1992)
Red Hot Chili Peppers - Californication (1999)
Sheryl Crow - Tuesday Night Music Club (193)
Snoop Doggy Dogg - Doggystyle (1993)
Soundgarden - Superunknown (1994)
Stone Temple Pilots - Core (1992)
The Black Crowes - Shake Your Money Maker (1990)
The Fugees - The Score (1996)
TLC - CrazySexyCool (1994)
Tom Petty - Wildflowers (1994)
Weezer - Weezer (Blue Album) (1994)
Whitney Houston and Various - The Bodyguard: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (1992)
Wu-Tang Clan - Enter The Wu-Tang (36 Chambers) (1993)

Posted by Nick on Monday, 09.12.16 @ 23:58pm


Round One Nominations:

2pac - Me Against The World (1995)
A Tribe Called Quest - The Low End Theory (1991)
Alice In Chains - Dirt (1992)
Alice In Chains - Jar of Flies (1994)
Beck - Mellow Gold (1994)
Belle & Sebastian - If You're Feeling Sinister (1996)
Blur - Parklife (1994)
Counting Crows - August & Everything After (1993)
Dave Matthews Band - Crash (1996)
Dave Matthews Band - Under The Table And Dreaming (1994)
Depeche Mode - Violator (1990)
Eminem - The Slim Shady LP (1999)
Fatboy Slim - You've Come a Long Way, Baby (1998)
Foo Fighters - Foo Fighters (1995)
Foo Fighters - The Colour and the Shape (1997)
Gin Blossoms - New Miserable Experience (1992)
Guns N' Roses - Use Your Illusion I (1991)
Guns N' Roses - Use Your Illusion II (1991)
Hootie & the Blowfish - Cracked Rear View (1994)
Ice Cube - Amerikkka's Most Wanted (1990)
Jane's Addiction - Ritual De Lo Habitual (1990)
Johnny Cash - American Recordings (1994)
Live - Throwing Copper (1994)
Liz Phair - Exile In Guyville (1993)
Moby - Play (1999)
Nas - Illmatic (1994)
Nirvana - In Utero (1993)
No Doubt - Tragic Kingdom (1995)
Notorious B.I.G. - Ready To Die (1994)
Oasis - Definitely Maybe (1994)
Outkast - Aquemini (1998)
OutKast - ATLiens (1996)
Pantera - Cowboys From Hell (1990)
Pantera - Vulgar Display Of Power (1992)
Pixies - Bossanova (1990)
Public Enemy - Fear Of A Black Planet (1990)
Radiohead - The Bends (1995)
Rage Against the Machine - Evil Empire (1996)
Red Hot Chili Peppers - Californication (1999)
Snoop Doggy Dogg - Doggystyle (1993)
Sonic Youth - Goo (1990)
Soundgarden - Superunknown (1994)
Stone Temple Pilots - Core (1992)
Sublime - Sublime (1996)
The Verve - Urban Hymns (1997)
TLC - CrazySexyCool (1994)
Tool - Aenima (1996)
Tool - Undertow (1993)
Weezer - Weezer (Blue Album) (1994)
Wu-Tang Clan - Enter The Wu-Tang (36 Chambers) (1993)

Posted by Tom H. on Tuesday, 09.13.16 @ 12:55pm


My nominations:

Alice In Chains - Dirt (1992)
Alice In Chains - Jar of Flies (1994)
Beck - Mellow Gold (1994)
Blur - Parklife (1994)
Counting Crows - August & Everything After (1993)
Dave Matthews Band - Under The Table And Dreaming (1994)
Depeche Mode - Violator (1990)
Eminem - The Slim Shady LP (1999)
Foo Fighters - Foo Fighters (1995)
Foo Fighters - The Colour and the Shape (1997)
Green Day - Insomniac (1995)
Guns N' Roses - Use Your Illusion I (1991)
Guns N' Roses - Use Your Illusion II (1991)
Hole - Live Through This (1994)
Jane's Addiction - Ritual De Lo Habitual (1990)
Lauryn Hill - The Miseducation Of Lauryn Hill (1998)
Liz Phair - Exile In Guyville (1993)
Michael Jackson - Dangerous (1991)
Moby - Play (1999)
Nas - Illmatic (1994)
Nirvana - In Utero (1993)
Nirvana - MTV Unplugged In New York (1994)
Oasis - Definitely Maybe (1994)
Pavement - Crooked Rain, Crooked Rain (1994)
Pavement - Slanted and Enchanted (1992)
Pearl Jam - Vitalogy (1994)
PJ Harvey - To Bring You My Love (1995)
Public Enemy - Fear Of A Black Planet (1990)
R.E.M. - Out Of Time (1991)
Radiohead - The Bends (1995)
Rage Against the Machine - Evil Empire (1996)
Rage Against The Machine - Rage Against The Machine (1992)
Rage Against The Machine - The Battle Of Los Angeles (1999)
Red Hot Chili Peppers - Californication (1999)
Sheryl Crow - Tuesday Night Music Club (1993)
Snoop Doggy Dogg - Doggystyle (1993)
Sonic Youth - Goo (1990)
Soundgarden - Badmotorfinger (1991)
Soundgarden - Superunknown (1994)
Stone Temple Pilots - Core (1992)
Stone Temple Pilots - Purple (1994)
Sublime - Sublime (1996)
The Fugees - The Score (1996)
Tom Petty - Wildflowers (1994)
Tool - Aenima (1996)
Tool - Undertow (1993)
Tori Amos - Little Earthquakes (1992)
Tori Amos - Under The Pink (1994)
Weezer - Pinkerton (1996)
Weezer - Weezer (Blue Album) (1994)

Posted by Darren on Tuesday, 09.13.16 @ 15:45pm


2pac - Me Against The World (1995)
Alice In Chains - Dirt (1992)
Arrested Development - 3 Years, 5 Months & 2 Days in the Life Of... (1992)
Beastie Boys - Ill Communication (1994)
Beck - Mellow Gold (1994)

Björk - Homogenic (1997)
Blur - Parklife (1994)
Bush - Sixteen Stone (1994)
Counting Crows - August & Everything After (1993)
Dave Matthews Band - Crash (1996)

De La Soul - De La Soul Is Dead (1991)
Depeche Mode - Violator (1990)
Eminem - The Slim Shady LP (1999)
Faith No More - Angel Dust (1992)
Fatboy Slim - You've Come a Long Way, Baby (1998)

Fiona Apple - Tidal (1996)
Garbage - Garbage (1995)
Guns N' Roses - Use Your Illusion I (1991)
Hole - Live Through This (1994)
Jane's Addiction - Ritual De Lo Habitual (1990)

Jay-Z - Reasonable Doubt (1996)
Jeff Buckley - Grace (1994)
Live - Throwing Copper (1994)
Liz Phair - Exile In Guyville (1993)
Lucinda Williams - Car Wheels on a Gravel Road (1998)

Massive Attack - Blue Lines (1991)
Moby - Play (1999)
Nirvana - In Utero (1993)
Notorious B.I.G. - Ready To Die (1994)
Oasis - Definitely Maybe (1994)

Outkast - Aquemini (1998)
Pavement - Slanted and Enchanted (1992)
Pearl Jam - Vitalogy (1994)
Portishead - Dummy (1994)
Public Enemy - Fear Of A Black Planet (1990)

Pulp - Different Class (1995)
R.E.M. - Out Of Time (1991)
Radiohead - The Bends (1995)
Rage Against The Machine - Rage Against The Machine (1992)
Rage Against The Machine - The Battle Of Los Angeles (1999)

Red Hot Chili Peppers - Californication (1999)
Sarah McLachlan - Fumbling Towards Ecstasy (1993)
Sheryl Crow - Tuesday Night Music Club (1993)
Snoop Doggy Dogg - Doggystyle (1993)
Soundgarden - Superunknown (1994)

Stone Temple Pilots - Purple (1994)
The Black Crowes - Shake Your Money Maker (1990)
The Flaming Lips - The Soft Bulletin (1999)
Tool - Undertow (1993)
Weezer - Weezer (Blue Album) (1994)

Posted by jtrichey on Thursday, 09.15.16 @ 23:09pm


Alice In Chains - Dirt (1992)
Aphex Twin - Selected Ambient Works 85-92 (1992)
Arrested Development - 3 Years, 5 Months & 2 Days in the Life Of... (1992)
Beck - Mellow Gold (1994)
Belle & Sebastian - If You're Feeling Sinister (1996)

Blur - Parklife (1994)
Bush - Sixteen Stone (1994)
Counting Crows - August & Everything After (1993)
Daft Punk - Homework (1997)
Dave Matthews Band - Crash (1996)

Dave Matthews Band - Under The Table And Dreaming (1994)
Depeche Mode - Violator (1990)
Elastica - Elastica (1995)
Elliott Smith - Either/Or (1997)
Eric Clapton - Unplugged (1992)

Faith No More - Angel Dust (1992)
Fiona Apple - Tidal (1996)
Foo Fighters - Foo Fighters (1995)
Foo Fighters - The Colour and the Shape (1997)
Gin Blossoms - New Miserable Experience (1992)

Green Day - Insomniac (1995)
Guns N' Roses - Use Your Illusion I (1991)
Guns N' Roses - Use Your Illusion II (1991)
Hootie & the Blowfish - Cracked Rear View (1994)
Jane's Addiction - Ritual De Lo Habitual (1990)

Jeff Buckley - Grace (1994)
Johnny Cash - American Recordings (1994)
Lauryn Hill - The Miseducation Of Lauryn Hill (1998)
Michael Jackson - Dangerous (1991)
No Doubt - Tragic Kingdom (1995)

Pulp - Different Class (1995)
R.E.M. - Out Of Time (1991)
Sarah McLachlan - Fumbling Towards Ecstasy (1993)
Sheryl Crow - Tuesday Night Music Club (1993)
Soundgarden - Superunknown (1994)

The Black Crowes - Shake Your Money Maker (1990)
Tom Petty - Wildflowers (1994)
Tori Amos - Little Earthquakes (1992)
Weezer - Weezer (Blue Album) (1994)
Whitney Houston and Various - The Bodyguard: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (1992)

Posted by Jennifer on Friday, 09.16.16 @ 20:21pm


Alice In Chains - Dirt (1992)
Alice In Chains - Jar of Flies (1994)
Blur - Blur (1997)
Blur - Modern Life Is Rubbish (1993)
Blur - Parklife (1994)
Bush - Sixteen Stone (1994)
Counting Crows - August & Everything After (1993)
Elastica - Elastica (1995)
Foo Fighters - Foo Fighters (1995)
Foo Fighters - The Colour and the Shape (1997)
Garbage - Garbage (1995)
Gin Blossoms - New Miserable Experience (1992)
Green Day - Insomniac (1995)
Guns N' Roses - Use Your Illusion I (1991)
Guns N' Roses - Use Your Illusion II (1991)
Hole - Live Through This (1994)
Jane's Addiction - Ritual De Lo Habitual (1990)
Live - Throwing Copper (1994)
Liz Phair - Exile In Guyville (1993)
Nirvana - In Utero (1993)
Nirvana - MTV Unplugged In New York (1994)
Pantera - Cowboys From Hell (1990)
Pantera - Vulgar Display Of Power (1992)
Pavement - Crooked Rain, Crooked Rain (1994)
Pavement - Slanted and Enchanted (1992)
Pearl Jam - Vitalogy (1994)
R.E.M. - Out Of Time (1991)
Rage Against the Machine - Evil Empire (1996)
Rage Against The Machine - Rage Against The Machine (1992)
Rage Against The Machine - The Battle Of Los Angeles (1999)
Red Hot Chili Peppers - Californication (1999)
Soundgarden - Badmotorfinger (1991)
Soundgarden - Superunknown (1994)
Stone Temple Pilots - Core (1992)
Stone Temple Pilots - Purple (1994)
Sublime - Sublime (1996)
The Black Crowes - Shake Your Money Maker (1990)
Tom Petty - Wildflowers (1994)
Tool - Aenima (1996)
Tool - Undertow (1993)
Weezer - Pinkerton (1996)
Weezer - Weezer (Blue Album) (1994)

Posted by Mike on Friday, 09.16.16 @ 21:23pm


2pac - All Eyez on Me (1996)
A Tribe Called Quest - Midnight Marauders (1993)
A Tribe Called Quest - The Low End Theory (1991)
Alice In Chains - Dirt (1992)
Alice In Chains - Jar of Flies (1994)
Aphex Twin - Selected Ambient Works 85-92 (1992)
Beck - Mellow Gold (1994)
Björk - Homogenic (1997)
Björk - Post (1995)
Blur - Parklife (1994)
Daft Punk - Homework (1997)
Dave Matthews Band - Crash (1996)
De La Soul - De La Soul Is Dead (1991)
Elliott Smith - Either/Or (1997)
Jane's Addiction - Ritual De Lo Habitual (1990)
Johnny Cash - American Recordings (1994)
Lauryn Hill - The Miseducation Of Lauryn Hill (1998)
Lucinda Williams - Car Wheels on a Gravel Road (1998)
My Bloody Valentine - Loveless (1991)
Nas - Illmatic (1994)
Neutral Milk Hotel - In The Aeroplane Over the Sea (1998)
Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds - Murder Ballads (1996)
Nirvana - In Utero (1993)
Notorious B.I.G. - Ready To Die (1994)
Outkast - Aquemini (1998)
OutKast - ATLiens (1996)
Pearl Jam - Vitalogy (1994)
Pixies - Bossanova (1990)
PJ Harvey - Rid Of Me (1993)
PJ Harvey - To Bring You My Love (1995)
Portishead - Dummy (1994)
R.E.M. - Out Of Time (1991)
Radiohead - The Bends (1995)
Red Hot Chili Peppers - Californication (1999)
Sonic Youth - Goo (1990)
Soundgarden - Superunknown (1994)
The Black Crowes - Shake Your Money Maker (1990)
The Flaming Lips - The Soft Bulletin (1999)
Tom Petty - Wildflowers (1994)
Weezer - Pinkerton (1996)
Weezer - Weezer (Blue Album) (1994)
Wu-Tang Clan - Enter The Wu-Tang (36 Chambers) (1993)

Posted by Max on Friday, 09.16.16 @ 22:36pm


Round 1 Nominations for the 1990s Group are now closed.

The following 29 albums received at least 6 nominations and will be included in the Initial Rankings:

Alice In Chains - Dirt (1992)
Beck - Mellow Gold (1994)
Blur - Parklife (1994)
Counting Crows - August & Everything After (1993)
Dave Matthews Band - Crash (1996)
Depeche Mode - Violator (1990)
Foo Fighters - The Colour and the Shape (1997)
Gin Blossoms - New Miserable Experience (1992)
Guns N' Roses - Use Your Illusion I (1991)
Guns N' Roses - Use Your Illusion II (1991)
Hole - Live Through This (1994)
Jane's Addiction - Ritual De Lo Habitual (1990)
Jeff Buckley - Grace (1994)
Johnny Cash - American Recordings (1994)
Lauryn Hill - The Miseducation Of Lauryn Hill (1998)
Liz Phair - Exile In Guyville (1993)
Moby - Play (1999)
Nirvana - In Utero (1993)
Oasis - Definitely Maybe (1994)
Pearl Jam - Vitalogy (1994)
Public Enemy - Fear Of A Black Planet (1990)
R.E.M. - Out Of Time (1991)
Radiohead - The Bends (1995)
Red Hot Chili Peppers - Californication (1999)
Soundgarden - Superunknown (1994)
The Black Crowes - Shake Your Money Maker (1990)
Tom Petty - Wildflowers (1994)
Tool - Aenima (1996)
Weezer - Weezer (Blue Album) (1994)


Any voter that would like to is eligible to vote in the Initial Rankings. To vote, rank 15 albums in order of preference. The highest-ranked song gets 15 points, the second-highest 14 points and so on.

The 9 albums that receive the most points (with more than 9 in the event of a tie for 9th) will be qualified for the final rankings vote for the 1980s group, to be ranked between #17 and #25 in the final rankings

There will be three days of initial ranking votes.

Rankings will end at 10 PM Central on Monday the 19th.

Posted by Darren on Saturday, 09.17.16 @ 01:00am


Soundgarden - Superunknown (1994) - 15
Tool - Aenima (1996) - 14
Weezer - Weezer (Blue Album) (1994) - 13
Pearl Jam - Vitalogy (1994) - 12
Alice In Chains - Dirt (1992) - 11
Nirvana - In Utero (1993) - 10
Tom Petty - Wildflowers (1994) - 9
Foo Fighters - The Colour and the Shape (1997) - 8
Radiohead - The Bends (1995) - 7
Red Hot Chili Peppers - Californication (1999) - 6
Guns N' Roses - Use Your Illusion I (1991) - 5
Lauryn Hill - The Miseducation Of Lauryn Hill (1998) - 4
Hole - Live Through This (1994) - 3
R.E.M. - Out Of Time (1991) - 2
Counting Crows - August & Everything After (1993) - 1

Posted by Darren on Saturday, 09.17.16 @ 01:04am


Blur - Parklife (1994) 15
Depeche Mode - Violator (1990) 14
Nirvana - In Utero (1993) 13
Johnny Cash - American Recordings (1994) 12
Public Enemy - Fear Of A Black Planet (1990) 11
Liz Phair - Exile In Guyville (1993) 10
Radiohead - The Bends (1995) 9
Jeff Buckley - Grace (1994) 8
R.E.M. - Out Of Time (1991) 7
Oasis - Definitely Maybe (1994) 6
Tool - Aenima (1996) 5
Hole - Live Through This (1994) 4
Gin Blossoms - New Miserable Experience (1992) 3
Soundgarden - Superunknown (1994)2
Lauryn Hill - The Miseducation Of Lauryn Hill (1998) 1




Posted by DarinRG on Saturday, 09.17.16 @ 01:50am


Lauryn Hill - The Miseducation Of Lauryn Hill (1998)- 15
Radiohead - The Bends (1995)- 14
Nirvana - In Utero (1993)- 13
Blur - Parklife (1994)- 12
Weezer - Weezer (Blue Album) (1994)- 11
Depeche Mode - Violator (1990)- 10
Jeff Buckley - Grace (1994)- 9
R.E.M. - Out Of Time (1991)- 8
Tool - Aenima (1996)- 7
Liz Phair - Exile In Guyville (1993)- 6
Moby - Play (1999)- 5
Foo Fighters - The Colour and the Shape (1997)- 4
Johnny Cash - American Recordings (1994)- 3
Public Enemy - Fear Of A Black Planet (1990)- 2
Jane's Addiction - Ritual De Lo Habitual (1990)- 1

Posted by AlexVoltaire on Sunday, 09.18.16 @ 03:43am


Foo Fighters - The Colour and the Shape (1997) 15
Nirvana - In Utero (1993) 14
Soundgarden - Superunknown (1994) 13
Alice In Chains - Dirt (1992) 12
Guns N' Roses - Use Your Illusion II (1991) 11
Guns N' Roses - Use Your Illusion I (1991) 10
Pearl Jam - Vitalogy (1994) 9
The Black Crowes - Shake Your Money Maker (1990) 8
R.E.M. - Out Of Time (1991) 7
Red Hot Chili Peppers - Californication (1999) 6
Blur - Parklife (1994) 5
Counting Crows - August & Everything After (1993) 4
Weezer - Weezer (Blue Album) (1994) 3
Hole - Live Through This (1994) 2
Jane's Addiction - Ritual De Lo Habitual (1990) 1

Posted by Mike on Sunday, 09.18.16 @ 10:54am


Jane's Addiction - Ritual De Lo Habitual (1990) - 15
The Black Crowes - Shake Your Money Maker (1990) - 14
Radiohead - The Bends (1995) - 13
Weezer - Weezer (Blue Album) (1994) - 12
R.E.M. - Out Of Time (1991) - 11
Public Enemy - Fear Of A Black Planet (1990) - 10
Beck - Mellow Gold (1994) - 9
Johnny Cash - American Recordings (1994) - 8
Dave Matthews Band - Crash (1996) - 7
Jeff Buckley - Grace (1994) - 6
Pearl Jam - Vitalogy (1994) - 5
Lauryn Hill - The Miseducation Of Lauryn Hill (1998) - 4
Blur - Parklife (1994) - 3
Nirvana - In Utero (1993) - 2
Tom Petty - Wildflowers (1994) - 1

Posted by Max on Sunday, 09.18.16 @ 11:47am


1. Nirvana- In Utero (1993) (15 pts)
2. Lauryn Hill- The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill (1998) (14 pts)
3. Soundgarden- Superunknown (1993) (13 pts)
4. Radiohead- The Bends (1995) (12 pts)
5. Public Enemy- Fear of a Black Planet (1990) (11 pts)
6. Alice in Chains- Dirt (1992) (10 pts)
7. Depeche Mode- Violator (1990) (9 pts)
8. Liz Phair- Exile in Guyville (1993) (8 pts)
9. Guns N' Roses- Use Your Illusion I (1991) (7 pts)
10. Guns N' Roses- Use Your Illusion II (1991) (6 pts)
11. Jeff Buckley- Grace (1994) (5 pts)
12. Moby- Play (1999) (4 pts)
13. Tool- AeNima (1996) (3 pts)
14. Weezer- Weezer (The Blue Album) (1994) (2 pts)
15. Red Hot Chill Peppers- Californication (1999) (1 pt)

Posted by Donnie on Sunday, 09.18.16 @ 21:23pm


Soundgarden - Superunknown (1994) - 15
Alice In Chains - Dirt (1992) - 14
Lauryn Hill - The Miseducation Of Lauryn Hill (1998) - 13
Jeff Buckley - Grace (1994) - 12
Moby - Play (1999) - 11
Johnny Cash - American Recordings (1994) - 10
Red Hot Chili Peppers - Californication (1999) - 9
Weezer - Weezer (Blue Album) (1994) - 8
Nirvana - In Utero (1993) - 7
Foo Fighters - The Colour and the Shape (1997) - 6
Public Enemy - Fear Of A Black Planet (1990) - 5
Radiohead - The Bends (1995) - 4
Beck - Mellow Gold (1994) - 3
Liz Phair - Exile In Guyville (1993) - 2
The Black Crowes - Shake Your Money Maker (1990) - 1

Posted by Nick on Sunday, 09.18.16 @ 22:39pm


1. Radiohead - The Bends (1995) 15 pts
2. Hole - Live Through This (1994)
3. R.E.M. - Out Of Time (1991)
4. The Black Crowes - Shake Your Money Maker (1990)
5. Guns N' Roses - Use Your Illusion I (1991)
6. Public Enemy - Fear Of A Black Planet (1990)
7. Nirvana - In Utero (1993)
8. Liz Phair - Exile In Guyville (1993)
9. Soundgarden - Superunknown (1994)
10. Pearl Jam - Vitalogy (1994)
11. Depeche Mode - Violator (1990)
12. Moby - Play (1999)
13. Jane's Addiction - Ritual De Lo Habitual (1990)
14. Oasis - Definitely Maybe (1994)
15. Beck - Mellow Gold (1994)


Posted by jtrichey on Sunday, 09.18.16 @ 23:43pm


Extremely tough tie breaker as it read like my CD collection from 5th to 10th grade

Dave Matthews Band - Crash (1996)-15
Nirvana - In Utero (1993)-14
Red Hot Chili Peppers - Californication (1999)-13
Blur - Parklife (1994)-12
Gin Blossoms - New Miserable Experience (1992)-11
Liz Phair - Exile In Guyville (1993)-10
Counting Crows - August & Everything After (1993)-9
Radiohead - The Bends (1995)-8
Alice In Chains - Dirt (1992)-7
Moby - Play (1999)-6
Weezer - Weezer (Blue Album) (1994)-5
Soundgarden - Superunknown (1994)-4
Tool - Aenima (1996)-3
Public Enemy - Fear Of A Black Planet (1990)-2
Beck - Mellow Gold (1994)-1

Posted by Tom H. on Monday, 09.19.16 @ 10:02am


The Black Crowes - Shake Your Money Maker (1990) 15
Counting Crows - August & Everything After (1993) 14
Jeff Buckley - Grace (1994) 13
Johnny Cash - American Recordings (1994) 12
R.E.M. - Out Of Time (1991) 11
Gin Blossoms - New Miserable Experience (1992) 10
Depeche Mode - Violator (1990) 9
Guns N' Roses - Use Your Illusion I (1991) 8
Lauryn Hill - The Miseducation Of Lauryn Hill (1998) 7
Foo Fighters - The Colour and the Shape (1997) 6
Alice In Chains - Dirt (1992) 5
Blur - Parklife (1994) 4
Dave Matthews Band - Crash (1996) 3
Guns N' Roses - Use Your Illusion II (1991) 2
Soundgarden - Superunknown (1994) 1

Posted by Jennifer on Monday, 09.19.16 @ 12:48pm


Initial Ranking voting is now closed.

Here are the final results (let me know ASAP if there are any errors):

Nirvana - In Utero (1993) - 97
Radiohead - The Bends (1995) - 82
Soundgarden - Superunknown (1994) - 70
Alice In Chains - Dirt (1992) - 59
R.E.M. - Out Of Time (1991) - 59
Lauryn Hill - The Miseducation Of Lauryn Hill (1998) - 58
Weezer - Weezer (Blue Album) (1994) - 54
Jeff Buckley - Grace (1994) - 53
Blur - Parklife (1994) - 51
Public Enemy - Fear Of A Black Planet (1990) - 51
___________________________

The Black Crowes - Shake Your Money Maker (1990) - 50
Depeche Mode - Violator (1990) - 47
Johnny Cash - American Recordings (1994) - 45
Liz Phair - Exile In Guyville (1993) - 44
Guns N' Roses - Use Your Illusion I (1991) - 41
Foo Fighters - The Colour and the Shape (1997) - 39
Red Hot Chili Peppers - Californication (1999) - 35
Pearl Jam - Vitalogy (1994) - 32
Tool - Aenima (1996) - 32
Moby - Play (1999) - 30
Counting Crows - August & Everything After (1993) - 28
Dave Matthews Band - Crash (1996) - 25
Gin Blossoms - New Miserable Experience (1992) - 24
Hole - Live Through This (1994) - 23
Jane's Addiction - Ritual De Lo Habitual (1990) - 20
Guns N' Roses - Use Your Illusion II (1991) - 19
Beck - Mellow Gold (1994) - 14
Tom Petty - Wildflowers (1994) - 10
Oasis - Definitely Maybe (1994) - 8


Voting is now open for the final rankings.

The following 10 albums have been qualified to be ranked between #17 and #26 in the 1990s rankings:

Alice In Chains - Dirt (1992)
Blur - Parklife (1994)
Jeff Buckley - Grace (1994)
Lauryn Hill - The Miseducation Of Lauryn Hill (1998)
Nirvana - In Utero (1993)
Public Enemy - Fear Of A Black Planet (1990)
R.E.M. - Out Of Time (1991)
Radiohead - The Bends (1995)
Soundgarden - Superunknown (1994)
Weezer - Weezer (Blue Album) (1994)


To participate in the final rankings, rank all 10 albums in order of preference. The highest-ranked song gets 10 points, the second-highest 9 and so on.

In the event of a tie, the first tiebreaker is the album's score in this round's initial ranking. The second tiebreaker is determined by giving one point to each album for being the highest-ranked album on each individual's final ranking this round. The third tiebreaker is the same as the second tiebreaker, except for using the initial rankings. If the tie still isn't resolved, there will be a head-to-head tiebreaker vote after the conclusion of all rankings in the project.

There will be two days of final rankings.

Final rankings will end at 10 PM Central on Wednesday the 21st.

Posted by Darren on Tuesday, 09.20.16 @ 00:16am


Soundgarden - Superunknown (1994) - 10
Weezer - Weezer (Blue Album) (1994) - 9
Alice In Chains - Dirt (1992) - 8
Nirvana - In Utero (1993) - 7
Radiohead - The Bends (1995) - 6
Lauryn Hill - The Miseducation Of Lauryn Hill (1998) - 5
R.E.M. - Out Of Time (1991) - 4
Blur - Parklife (1994) - 3
Public Enemy - Fear Of A Black Planet (1990) - 2
Jeff Buckley - Grace (1994) - 1

Posted by Darren on Tuesday, 09.20.16 @ 00:19am


Solid group of 10. No complaints here.

Lauryn Hill - The Miseducation Of Lauryn Hill (1998)- 10
Radiohead - The Bends (1995)- 9
Nirvana - In Utero (1993)- 8
Blur - Parklife (1994)- 7
R.E.M. - Out Of Time (1991)- 6
Public Enemy - Fear Of A Black Planet (1990)- 5
Weezer - Weezer (Blue Album) (1994)- 4
Jeff Buckley - Grace (1994)- 3
Soundgarden - Superunknown (1994)- 2
Alice In Chains - Dirt (1992)- 1

Posted by AlexVoltaire on Tuesday, 09.20.16 @ 02:01am


Agreed with AV. Not a bad batch.

Blur - Parklife (1994)10
Nirvana - In Utero (1993)9
Public Enemy - Fear Of A Black Planet (1990)8
Radiohead - The Bends (1995)7
Jeff Buckley - Grace (1994)6
R.E.M. - Out Of Time (1991)5
Soundgarden - Superunknown (1994)4
Lauryn Hill - The Miseducation Of Lauryn Hill (1998)2
Alice In Chains - Dirt (1992)2
Weezer - Weezer (Blue Album) (1994)1

Posted by DarinRG on Tuesday, 09.20.16 @ 03:26am


1. Nirvana- In Utero (1993) (10 pts)
2. Lauryn Hill- The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill (1998) (9 pts)
3. Soundgarden- Superunknown (1994) (8 pts)
4. Radiohead- The Bends (1995) (7 pts)
5. Public Enemy- Fear of a Black Planet (1990) (6 pts)
6. Alice in Chains- Dirt (1992) (5 pts)
7. Jeff Buckley- Grace (1994) (4 pts)
8. Weezer- Weezer (The Blue Album) (1994) (3 pts)
9. R.E.M.- Out of Time (1991) (2 pts)
10. Blur- Parklife (1994) (1 pt)

Posted by Donnie on Tuesday, 09.20.16 @ 06:52am


Nirvana - In Utero (1993)-10
Blur - Parklife (1994)-9
Radiohead - The Bends (1995)-8
Alice In Chains - Dirt (1992)-7
Weezer - Weezer (Blue Album) (1994)-6
Soundgarden - Superunknown (1994)-5
Public Enemy - Fear Of A Black Planet (1990)-4
R.E.M- Out Of Time (1991)-3
Lauryn Hill- The Miseducation Of Lauryn Hill (1998)-2
Jeff Buckley - Grace (1994)-1

I agree good crop of 10 to start this decade's rankings.

Posted by Tom H. on Tuesday, 09.20.16 @ 09:05am


1. Radiohead - The Bends (1995) 10 pts
2. R.E.M. - Out Of Time (1991)
3. Public Enemy - Fear Of A Black Planet (1990)
4. Nirvana - In Utero (1993)
5. Soundgarden - Superunknown (1994)
6. Alice In Chains - Dirt (1992)
7. Weezer - Weezer (Blue Album) (1994)
8. Jeff Buckley - Grace (1994)
9. Lauryn Hill- The Miseducation Of Lauryn Hill (1998)
10. Blur - Parklife (1994)

Posted by jtrichey on Wednesday, 09.21.16 @ 00:32am


Nirvana - In Utero (1993) 10
Soundgarden - Superunknown (1994) 9
Alice In Chains - Dirt (1992) 8
R.E.M. - Out Of Time (1991) 7
Blur - Parklife (1994) 6
Weezer - Weezer (Blue Album) (1994) 5
Radiohead - The Bends (1995) 4
Public Enemy - Fear Of A Black Planet (1990) 3
Jeff Buckley - Grace (1994) 2
Lauryn Hill- The Miseducation Of Lauryn Hill (1998) 1

Posted by Mike on Wednesday, 09.21.16 @ 10:20am


Final Rankings are now closed.

Here are the final results (let me know ASAP if there are any errors):

Nirvana - In Utero (1993) - 61
Radiohead - The Bends (1995) - 51
Soundgarden - Superunknown (1994) - 44
Blur - Parklife (1994) - 37

Alice In Chains - Dirt (1992) - 36 (59 Points In Initial Rankings, 4 Higher Votes In Final Rankings)
R.E.M. - Out Of Time (1991) - 36 (59 Points In Initial Rankings, 3 Higher Votes In Final Rankings)

Public Enemy - Fear Of A Black Planet (1990) - 36 (51 Points In Initial Rankings)

Lauryn Hill - The Miseducation Of Lauryn Hill (1998) - 32 (58 Points In Initial Rankings)
Weezer - Weezer (Blue Album) (1994) - 32 (54 Points In Initial Ranking)

Jeff Buckley - Grace (1994) - 20


Here are the updated rankings for each group:

Top 100 Overall

1. The Beatles - Sgt. Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band (1967)
2. Pink Floyd - Dark Side of the Moon (1973)
3. The Beach Boys - Pet Sounds (1966)
4. Led Zeppelin - Untitled (Led Zeppelin IV/ZOSO) (1971)
5. Nirvana - Nevermind (1991)
6. Michael Jackson - Thriller (1982)
7. Bob Dylan - Highway 61 Revisited (1965)
8. The Beatles - Revolver [UK] (1966)
9. The Doors - The Doors (1967)
10. The Beatles - Rubber Soul [UK] (1965)
11. The Jimi Hendrix Experience - Are You Experienced (1967)
12. The Clash - London Calling (1979)
13. The Beatles - Abbey Road (1969)
14. David Bowie - The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From Mars (1972)
15. U2 - The Joshua Tree (1987)
16. The Who - Who's Next (1971)
17. Prince & the Revolution - Purple Rain (1984)
18. Fleetwood Mac - Rumours (1977)
19. Marvin Gaye - What's Going On (1971)
20. Radiohead - OK Computer (1997)
21. Guns N' Roses - Appetite For Destruction (1987)
22. Pink Floyd - The Wall (1979)
23. Black Sabbath - Paranoid (1970)
24. Public Enemy - It Takes A Nation Of Millions To Hold Us Back (1988)
25. The Moody Blues - Days of Future Passed (1967)
26. The Beatles - The Beatles (1968)
27. Led Zeppelin - Led Zeppelin II (1969)
28. Bruce Springsteen - Born To Run (1975)
29. The Velvet Underground - The Velvet Underground And Nico (1967)
30. Carole King - Tapestry (1971)
31. The Rolling Stones - Exile On Main St. (1972)
32. Bob Dylan - Blonde On Blonde (1966)
33. Stevie Wonder - Songs in the Key of Life (1976)
34. Pearl Jam - Ten (1991)
35. Pink Floyd - Wish You Were Here (1975)
36. Ramones - Ramones (1976)
37. AC/DC - Back In Black (1980)
38. Bruce Springsteen - Born In The U.S.A. (1984)
39. N.W.A - Straight Outta Compton (1988)
40. R.E.M. - Automatic For The People (1992)
41. Miles Davis - Kind of Blue (1959)
42. Bob Marley & The Wailers - Exodus (1977)
43. U2 - Achtung Baby (1991)
44. Talking Heads - Remain In Light (1980)
45. Smashing Pumpkins - Mellon Collie And The Infinite Sadness (1995)
46. Simon & Garfunkel - Bridge Over Troubled Water (1970)
47. The Rolling Stones - Let it Bleed (1969)
48. Joni Mitchell - Blue (1971)
49. The Rolling Stones - Sticky Fingers (1971)
50. Van Morrison - Moondance (1970)
51. John Lennon - Imagine (1971)
52. The Eagles - Hotel California (1976)
53. Nine Inch Nails - The Downward Spiral (1994)
54. Kanye West - My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy (2010)
55. Curtis Mayfield - Superfly (1972)
56. Stevie Wonder - Innervisions (1973)
57. Kraftwerk - Autobahn (1974)
58. Johnny Cash - Johnny Cash At Folsom Prison (1968)
59. Bob Dylan - The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan (1963)
60. David Bowie - Hunky Dory (1971)
61. James Brown - Live At The Apollo (1963)
62. The Band - Music From Big Pink (1968)
63. Van Morrison - Astral Weeks (1968)
64. Metallica - Master of Puppets (1986)
65. T. Rex - Electric Warrior (1971)
66. The Doors - L.A. Woman (1971)
67. Peter Gabriel - So (1986)
68. Led Zeppelin - Physical Graffiti (1975)
69. George Harrison - All Things Must Pass (1970)
70. Led Zeppelin - Led Zeppelin (1969)
71. The Who - Tommy (1969)
72. Metallica - Metallica (The Black Album) (1991)
73. Neil Young - Harvest (1972)
74. Elton John - Goodbye Yellow Brick Road (1973)
75. Arcade Fire - The Suburbs (2010)
76. Bee Gees & Various Artists - Saturday Night Fever: The Original Movie Sound Track (1977)
77. Beastie Boys - Licensed To Ill (1986)
78. R.E.M. - Document (1987)
79. Red Hot Chili Peppers - Blood Sugar Sex Magik (1991)
80. Dr. Dre - The Chronic (1992)
81. The Zombies - Odessey And Oracle (1968)
82. The Smiths - The Queen is Dead (1986)
83. Cream - Disraeli Gears (1967)
84. Alanis Morissette - Jagged Little Pill (1995)
85. Creedence Clearwater Revival - Cosmo's Factory (1970)
86. Queen - A Night At The Opera (1975)
87. Green Day - American Idiot (2004)
88. Sly & The Family Stone - Stand! (1969)
89. Beck - Odelay (1996)
90. Tom Petty - Full Moon Fever (1989)
91. Oasis - (What's The Story) Morning Glory? (1995)
92. Prince & the Revolution - 1999 (1982)
93. Green Day - Dookie (1994)
94. Aretha Franklin - I Never Loved A Man The Way I Love You (1967)
95. Pearl Jam - Vs. (1993)
96. Smashing Pumpkins - Siamese Dream (1993)
97. Buddy Holly & The Crickets - The "Chirping" Crickets (1957)
98. The Rolling Stones - Beggars Banquet (1968)
99. Aerosmith - Toys In The Attic (1975)
100. Adele - 21 (2011)


Pre-1970

1. The Beatles - Sgt. Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band (1967)
2. The Beach Boys - Pet Sounds (1966)
3. Bob Dylan - Highway 61 Revisited (1965)
4. The Beatles - Revolver [UK] (1966)
5. The Doors - The Doors (1967)
6. The Beatles - Rubber Soul [UK] (1965)
7. The Jimi Hendrix Experience - Are You Experienced (1967)
8. The Beatles - Abbey Road (1969)
9. The Moody Blues - Days of Future Passed (1967)
10. The Beatles - The Beatles (1968)
11. Led Zeppelin - Led Zeppelin II (1969)
12. The Velvet Underground - The Velvet Underground And Nico (1967)
13. Bob Dylan - Blonde On Blonde (1966)
14. Miles Davis - Kind of Blue (1959)
15. The Rolling Stones - Let it Bleed (1969)
16. Johnny Cash - Johnny Cash At Folsom Prison (1968)
17. Bob Dylan - The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan (1963)
18. James Brown - Live At The Apollo (1963)
19. The Band - Music From Big Pink (1968)
20. Van Morrison - Astral Weeks (1968)
21. Led Zeppelin - Led Zeppelin (1969)
22. The Who - Tommy (1969)
23. The Zombies - Odessey And Oracle (1968)
24. Cream - Disraeli Gears (1967)
25. Sly & The Family Stone - Stand! (1969)
26. Aretha Franklin - I Never Loved A Man The Way I Love You (1967)
27. Buddy Holly & The Crickets - The "Chirping" Crickets (1957)
28. The Rolling Stones - Beggars Banquet (1968)
29. Jefferson Airplane - Surrealistic Pillow (1967)
30. Ray Charles - Modern Sounds in Country and Western Music (1962)
31. MC5 - Kick Out The Jams (1969)
32. The Doors - Strange Days (1967)
33. Bob Dylan - Bringing It All Back Home (1965)
34. Crosby, Stills & Nash - Crosby, Stills & Nash (1969)
35. Elvis Presley - Elvis Presley (1956)
36. The Jimi Hendrix Experience - Electric Ladyland (1968)
37. Love - Forever Changes (1967)
38. Bob Dylan - The Times They Are a-Changin' (1964)
39. Santana - Santana (1969)
40. The Kinks - The Kinks Are The Village Green Preservation Society (1968)
41. The Mothers of Invention - Freak Out! (1966)
42. King Crimson - In the Court of the Crimson King (1969)
43. The Beatles - A Hard Day's Night [UK] (1964)
44. Simon & Garfunkel - Bookends (1968)
45. The Beatles - Help! [UK] (1965)
46. Dusty Springfield - Dusty in Memphis (1969)
47 (tie). Big Brother and the Holding Company - Cheap Thrills (1968)
47 (tie). Creedence Clearwater Revival - Green River (1969)
49. Creedence Clearwater Revival - Willy and the Poor Boys (1969)
50. The Doors - Waiting For The Sun (1968)
51. The Stooges - The Stooges (1969)
52. Neil Young & Crazy Horse - Everybody Knows This is Nowhere (1969)
53. Otis Redding - Otis Blue: Otis Redding Sings Soul (1965)
54. Bo Diddley - Bo Diddley (1958)
55. The Flying Burrito Brothers - The Gilded Palace Of Sin (1969)
56. Simon & Garfunkel - Parsley, Sage, Rosemary, And Thyme (1966)
57. Etta James - At Last! (1961)
58. Aretha Franklin - Aretha: Lady Soul (1968)
59. Muddy Waters - At Newport 1960 (1960)
60. Chicago - Chicago Transit Authority (1969)
61. Chuck Berry - Is On Top (1959)
62. Peter, Paul and Mary - Peter, Paul and Mary (1962)
63. The Beatles - Magical Mystery Tour [US] (1967)
64. The Who - The Who Sell Out (1967)
65. The Byrds - Mr. Tambourine Man (1965)
66. The Beatles - Please Please Me (1963)
67. The Who - My Generation [UK] (1965)
68. Frank Sinatra - In The Wee Small Hours (1955)
69. The Byrds - Sweetheart Of The Rodeo (1968)
70. Little Richard - Here's Little Richard (1957)
71. Albert King - Born Under a Bad Sign (1967)
72. Procol Harum - Procol Harum (1967)
73. Cream - Fresh Cream (1966)
74. Buffalo Springfield - Buffalo Springfield Again (1967)
75. The Kinks - Something Else By The Kinks (1967)
76. The Velvet Underground - The Velvet Underground (1969)
77. John Coltrane - A Love Supreme (1965)
78. Traffic - Mr. Fantasy (1967)
79. Cream - Wheels Of Fire (1968)
80. Grateful Dead - Live/Dead (1969)
81. The Byrds - Younger Than Yesterday (1967)
82. The Jimi Hendrix Experience - Axis: Bold As Love (1967)
83. Frank Zappa And The Mothers Of Invention - Hot Rats (1969)
84. Howlin' Wolf - Howlin' Wolf (The Rockin' Chair Album) (1962)
85. The Beatles - With The Beatles (1963)
86. The Meters - Look-Ka Py Py (1969)
87. The Mamas And The Papas - If You Can Believe Your Eyes And Ears (1966)
88. John Coltrane - Giant Steps (1960)
89. Booker T. & The M.G.'s - Green Onions (1962)
90. The Band - The Band (1969)
91. Leonard Cohen - Songs Of Leonard Cohen (1967)
92. The Kinks - Arthur (Or the Decline and Fall of the British Empire) (1969)
93. Dick Dale and His Del-Tones - Surfer's Choice (1962)
94. Robert Johnson - King of the Delta Blues Singers (1961)
95. The Paul Butterfield Blues Band - East-West (1966)
96. The Supremes - Where Did Our Love Go (1964)
97. Ray Charles - Ray Charles (1957)
98. Ornette Coleman - The Shape of Jazz To Come (1959)
99. Dave Brubeck - Time Out (1959)
100. Silver Apples - Silver Apples (1968)
101. Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band - Trout Mask Replica (1969)


1970s

1. Pink Floyd - Dark Side of the Moon (1973)
2. Led Zeppelin - Untitled (Led Zeppelin IV/ZOSO) (1971)
3. The Clash - London Calling (1979)
4. David Bowie - The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From Mars (1972)
5. The Who - Who's Next (1971)
6. Fleetwood Mac - Rumours (1977)
7. Marvin Gaye - What's Going On (1971)
8. Pink Floyd - The Wall (1979)
9. Black Sabbath - Paranoid (1970)
10. Bruce Springsteen - Born To Run (1975)
11. Carole King - Tapestry (1971)
12. The Rolling Stones - Exile On Main St. (1972)
13. Stevie Wonder - Songs in the Key of Life (1976)
14. Pink Floyd - Wish You Were Here (1975)
15. Ramones - Ramones (1976)
16. Bob Marley & The Wailers - Exodus (1977)
17. Simon & Garfunkel - Bridge Over Troubled Water (1970)
18. Joni Mitchell - Blue (1971)
19. The Rolling Stones - Sticky Fingers (1971)
20. Van Morrison - Moondance (1970)
21. John Lennon - Imagine (1971)
22. The Eagles - Hotel California (1976)
23. Curtis Mayfield - Superfly (1972)
24. Stevie Wonder - Innervisions (1973)
25. Kraftwerk - Autobahn (1974)
26. David Bowie - Hunky Dory (1971)
27. T. Rex - Electric Warrior (1971)
28. The Doors - L.A. Woman (1971)
29. Led Zeppelin - Physical Graffiti (1975)
30. George Harrison - All Things Must Pass (1970)
31. Neil Young - Harvest (1972)
32. Elton John - Goodbye Yellow Brick Road (1973)
33. Bee Gees & Various Artists - Saturday Night Fever: The Original Movie Sound Track (1977)
34. Creedence Clearwater Revival - Cosmo's Factory (1970)
35. Queen - A Night At The Opera (1975)
36. Aerosmith - Toys In The Attic (1975)
37. Deep Purple - Machine Head (1972)
38. Boston - Boston (1976)
39. Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young - Deja Vu (1970)
40. Billy Joel - The Stranger (1977)
41. Derek & The Dominos - Layla & Other Assorted Love Songs (1970)
42. Sex Pistols - Never Mind The Bollocks, Here's The Sex Pistols (1977)
43. Neil Young - After the Gold Rush (1970)
44. Black Sabbath - Black Sabbath (1970)
45. Michael Jackson - Off the Wall (1979)
46. Jethro Tull - Aqualung (1971)
47. Kraftwerk - Trans-Europe Express (1977)
48. The Clash - The Clash [US] (1977)
49. AC/DC - Highway to Hell (1979)
50. John Lennon - John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band (1970)
51. The Cars - The Cars (1978)
52. Cheap Trick - Cheap Trick At Budokan (1978)
53. Paul McCartney & Wings - Band on the Run (1973)
54. The Who - Quadrophenia (1973)
55. Lou Reed - Transformer (1972)
56. Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers - Damn the Torpedoes (1979)
57. Blondie - Parallel Lines (1978)
58. Led Zeppelin - Houses of the Holy (1973)
59. Steely Dan - Aja (1977)
60. Patti Smith - Horses (1975)
61. Alice Cooper - Billion Dollar Babies (1973)
62. The Allman Brothers Band - At Fillmore East (1971)
63. Van Halen - Van Halen (1978)
64. James Taylor - Sweet Baby James (1970)
65. Janis Joplin - Pearl (1971)
66. Elvis Costello - My Aim Is True (1977)
67. Bruce Springsteen - Darkness on the Edge of Town (1978)
68. Santana - Abraxas (1970)
69. New York Dolls - New York Dolls (1973)
70. Bob Dylan - Blood On The Tracks (1975)
71. Big Star - #1 Record (1972)
72. Steve Miller Band - Fly Like An Eagle (1976)
73. Meat Loaf - Bat Out Of Hell (1977)
74. The Beatles - Let It Be (1970)
75. The Eagles - Eagles (1972)
76. The Doors - Morrison Hotel (1970)
77. Warren Zevon - Excitable Boy (1978)
78. Peter Frampton - Frampton Comes Alive! (1976)
79. Rush - 2112 (1976)
80. Cat Stevens - Tea For The Tillerman (1970)
81. Devo - Q: Are We Not Men? A: We Are Devo! (1978)
82. Chicago - Chicago (II) (1970)
83. Stevie Wonder - Talking Book (1972)
84. Lynyrd Skynyrd - Pronounced Leh-nerd Skin-nerd (1973)
85. Yes - The Yes Album (1971)
86. Heart - Dreamboat Annie (1976)
87. Supertramp - Breakfast in America (1979)
88. Talking Heads - More Songs About Buildings And Food (1978)
89. The Allman Brothers Band - Eat a Peach (1972)
90. The Cars - Candy-O (1979)
91. The Police - Outlandos d'Amour (1978)
92. Iggy Pop - Lust for Life (1977)
93. David Bowie - Aladdin Sane (1973)
94. Roxy Music - Roxy Music (1972)
95. Miles Davis - Bitches Brew (1970)
96. Sly & The Family Stone - There's A Riot Goin' On (1971)
97. Brian Eno - Ambient 1: Music For Airports (1978)
98. Yes - Fragile (1971)
99. David Bowie - Low (1977)
100. Jethro Tull - Thick As A Brick (1972)


1980s

1. Michael Jackson - Thriller (1982)
2. U2 - The Joshua Tree (1987)
3. Prince & the Revolution - Purple Rain (1984)
4. Guns N' Roses - Appetite For Destruction (1987)
5. Public Enemy - It Takes A Nation Of Millions To Hold Us Back (1988)
6. AC/DC - Back In Black (1980)
7. Bruce Springsteen - Born In The U.S.A. (1984)
8. N.W.A - Straight Outta Compton (1988)
9. Talking Heads - Remain In Light (1980)
10. Metallica - Master of Puppets (1986)
11. Peter Gabriel - So (1986)
12. Beastie Boys - Licensed To Ill (1986)
13. R.E.M. - Document (1987)
14. The Smiths - The Queen is Dead (1986)
15. Tom Petty - Full Moon Fever (1989)
16. Prince & the Revolution - 1999 (1982)
17. Dire Straits - Brothers in Arms (1985)
18. R.E.M. - Murmur (1983)
19. Paul Simon - Graceland (1986)
20. The Police - Synchronicity (1983)
21. The Clash - Combat Rock (1982)
22. Duran Duran - Rio (1982)
23. Sonic Youth - Daydream Nation (1988)
24. David Bowie - Let's Dance (1983)
25. Ozzy Osbourne - Blizzard Of Ozz (1980)
26. Pixies - Doolittle (1989)
27. Janet Jackson - Rhythm Nation 1814 (1989)
28. Run D.M.C. - Raising Hell (1986)
29. Van Halen - 1984 (1984)
30. The Replacements - Let It Be (1984)
31. Michael Jackson - Bad (1987)
32. Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble - Texas Flood (1983)
33. Metallica - ...And Justice For All (1988)
34. The Smiths - Meat Is Murder (1985)
35. Bruce Springsteen - The River (1980)
36. Kate Bush - Hounds of Love (1985)
37. Nine Inch Nails - Pretty Hate Machine (1989)
38. Beastie Boys - Paul's Boutique (1989)
39. The Cure - Disintegration (1989)
40. Motörhead - Ace Of Spades (1980)
41. Hüsker Dü - Zen Arcade (1984)
42. Eric B. & Rakim - Paid In Full (1987)
43. Iron Maiden - The Number of the Beast (1982)
44. Prince - Sign O' The Times (1987)
45. U2 - War (1983)
46. De La Soul - 3 Feet High and Rising (1989)
47. Dead Kennedys - Fresh Fruit For Rotting Vegetables (1980)
48. Rush - Moving Pictures (1981)
49. Depeche Mode - Music For The Masses (1987)
50. Judas Priest - British Steel (1980)
51. X - Los Angeles (1980)
52. Bruce Springsteen - Nebraska (1982)
53. The Police - Ghost in the Machine (1981)
54. Foreigner - 4 (1981)
55. Billy Idol - Rebel Yell (1983)
56. The Cars - Heartbeat City (1984)
57. R.E.M. - Green (1988)
58. The Replacements - Tim (1985)
59. Talking Heads - Speaking in Tongues (1983)
60. Black Flag - Damaged (1981)
61. The Clash - Sandinista! (1980)
62. INXS - Kick (1987)
63. Pixies - Surfer Rosa (1988)
64. Roxy Music - Avalon (1981)
65. Bonnie Raitt - Nick of Time (1989)
66. Cyndi Lauper - She's So Unusual (1983)
67. John Mellencamp - Scarecrow (1985)
68. The Rolling Stones - Tattoo You (1981)
69. Whitney Houston - Whitney Houston (1985)
70. Phil Collins - No Jacket Required (1985)
71. Talking Heads - Stop Making Sense (1984)
72. Madonna - Like A Virgin (1984)
73. The Pretenders - Pretenders (1980)
74. John Lennon & Yoko Ono - Double Fantasy (1980)
75. The Stone Roses - The Stone Roses (1989)
76. Violent Femmes - Violent Femmes (1983)
77. New Order - Power, Corruption & Lies (1983)
78. Echo & the Bunnymen - Echo & the Bunnymen (1987)
79. Yes - 90125 (1983)
80. Bon Jovi - Slippery When Wet (1986)
81. Hüsker Dü - New Day Rising (1985)
82. Bad Brains - Bad Brains (1982)
83. The Pogues - If I Should Fall From Grace With God (1988)
84. ZZ Top - Eliminator (1983)
85. Tom Waits - Rain Dogs (1985)
86. Devo - Freedom Of Choice (1980)
87. Tears For Fears - Songs From The Big Chair (1985)
88. Metallica - Ride the Lightning (1984)
89. Genesis - Invisible Touch (1986)
90. Kraftwerk - Computer World (1981)
91. Eurythmics - Touch (1984)
92. Joy Division - Closer (1980)
93. Madonna - Like A Prayer (1989)
94. Peter Gabriel - Gabriel (III) (Melt) (1980)
95. Janet Jackson - Control (1986)
96. Slayer - Reign In Blood (1986)
97. The Jesus & Mary Chain - Psychocandy (1985)
98. REO Speedwagon - Hi Infidelity (1980)
99. Def Leppard - Pyromania (1983)
100. Hall & Oates - Private Eyes (1981)
101. George Michael - Faith (1987)


1990s

1. Nirvana - Nevermind (1991)
2. Radiohead - OK Computer (1997)
3. Pearl Jam - Ten (1991)
4. R.E.M. - Automatic For The People (1992)
5. U2 - Achtung Baby (1991)
6. Smashing Pumpkins - Mellon Collie And The Infinite Sadness (1995)
7. Nine Inch Nails - The Downward Spiral (1994)
8. Metallica - Metallica (The Black Album) (1991)
9. Red Hot Chili Peppers - Blood Sugar Sex Magik (1991)
10. Dr. Dre - The Chronic (1992)
11. Alanis Morissette - Jagged Little Pill (1995)
12. Beck - Odelay (1996)
13. Oasis - (What's The Story) Morning Glory? (1995)
14. Green Day - Dookie (1994)
15. Pearl Jam - Vs. (1993)
16. Smashing Pumpkins - Siamese Dream (1993)
17. Nirvana - In Utero (1993)
18. Radiohead - The Bends (1995)
19. Soundgarden - Superunknown (1994)
20. Blur - Parklife (1994)
21. Alice In Chains - Dirt (1992)
22. R.E.M. - Out Of Time (1991)
23. Public Enemy - Fear Of A Black Planet (1990)
24. Lauryn Hill - The Miseducation Of Lauryn Hill (1998)
25. Weezer - Weezer (Blue Album) (1994)
26. Jeff Buckley - Grace (1994)


2000-2015

1. Kanye West - My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy (2010)
2. Arcade Fire - The Suburbs (2010)
3. Green Day - American Idiot (2004)
4. Adele - 21 (2011)


Nominations for Round 2 of the 1990s Group Rankings are now open.

Each voter (including new voters to the project, who are welcome to join at any time) can nominate as many as 50 qualified albums that haven't been ranked yet (listed below). Voters must have at least 20 current nominations (or explain that they didn't think any other albums were worthy of nomination) for their nominations to be counted.

Here are the maximum number of replacement nominations available this round for each voter that has previously nominated albums for this group:

Darren - 7
AlexVoltaire - 7
Cheesecrop - 6
DarinRG - 8
Jennifer - 17
jtrichey - 9
Max - 16
Mike - 14
Nick - 9
Tom H. - 7

If you'd like additional replacement nominations, you'll need to specify which previously nominated album you would like to un-nominate.


Here is the list of qualified albums that haven't been ranked yet:

2pac - All Eyez on Me (1996)
2pac - Me Against The World (1995)
A Tribe Called Quest - Midnight Marauders (1993)
A Tribe Called Quest - The Low End Theory (1991)
Alice In Chains - Jar of Flies (1994)
Aphex Twin - Selected Ambient Works 85-92 (1992)
Arrested Development - 3 Years, 5 Months & 2 Days in the Life Of... (1992)
Beastie Boys - Ill Communication (1994)
Beck - Mellow Gold (1994)
Belle & Sebastian - If You're Feeling Sinister (1996)
Björk - Homogenic (1997)
Björk - Post (1995)
Blur - Blur (1997)
Blur - Modern Life Is Rubbish (1993)
Bob Dylan - Time Out Of Mind (1997)
Bush - Sixteen Stone (1994)
Counting Crows - August & Everything After (1993)
Daft Punk - Homework (1997)
Dave Matthews Band - Crash (1996)
Dave Matthews Band - Under The Table And Dreaming (1994)
De La Soul - De La Soul Is Dead (1991)
Depeche Mode - Violator (1990)
Elastica - Elastica (1995)
Elliott Smith - Either/Or (1997)
Eminem - The Slim Shady LP (1999)
Eric Clapton - Unplugged (1992)
Faith No More - Angel Dust (1992)
Fatboy Slim - You've Come a Long Way, Baby (1998)
Fiona Apple - Tidal (1996)
Foo Fighters - Foo Fighters (1995)
Foo Fighters - The Colour and the Shape (1997)
Garbage - Garbage (1995)
Gin Blossoms - New Miserable Experience (1992)
Green Day - Insomniac (1995)
Guns N' Roses - Use Your Illusion I (1991)
Guns N' Roses - Use Your Illusion II (1991)
Hole - Live Through This (1994)
Hootie & the Blowfish - Cracked Rear View (1994)
Ice Cube - Amerikkka's Most Wanted (1990)
Jane's Addiction - Ritual De Lo Habitual (1990)
Janet Jackson - janet. (1993)
Janet Jackson - The Velvet Rope (1997)
Jay-Z - Reasonable Doubt (1996)
Johnny Cash - American Recordings (1994)
Live - Throwing Copper (1994)
Liz Phair - Exile In Guyville (1993)
Lucinda Williams - Car Wheels on a Gravel Road (1998)
Mary J. Blige - What's the 411? (1992)
Massive Attack - Blue Lines (1991)
Massive Attack - Mezzanine (1998)
Michael Jackson - Dangerous (1991)
Missy Elliott - Supa Dupa Fly (1997)
Moby - Play (1999)
My Bloody Valentine - Loveless (1991)
Nas - Illmatic (1994)
Neutral Milk Hotel - In The Aeroplane Over the Sea (1998)
Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds - Murder Ballads (1996)
Nirvana - MTV Unplugged In New York (1994)
No Doubt - Tragic Kingdom (1995)
Notorious B.I.G. - Ready To Die (1994)
Oasis - Definitely Maybe (1994)
Outkast - Aquemini (1998)
OutKast - ATLiens (1996)
Pantera - Cowboys From Hell (1990)
Pantera - Vulgar Display Of Power (1992)
Pavement - Crooked Rain, Crooked Rain (1994)
Pavement - Slanted and Enchanted (1992)
Pearl Jam - Vitalogy (1994)
Pixies - Bossanova (1990)
PJ Harvey - Rid Of Me (1993)
PJ Harvey - To Bring You My Love (1995)
Portishead - Dummy (1994)
Primal Scream - Screamadelica (1991)
Pulp - Different Class (1995)
Rage Against the Machine - Evil Empire (1996)
Rage Against The Machine - Rage Against The Machine (1992)
Rage Against The Machine - The Battle Of Los Angeles (1999)
Red Hot Chili Peppers - Californication (1999)
Sarah McLachlan - Fumbling Towards Ecstasy (1993)
Sheryl Crow - Tuesday Night Music Club (1993)
Sleater-Kinney - Dig Me Out (1997)
Snoop Doggy Dogg - Doggystyle (1993)
Sonic Youth - Goo (1990)
Soundgarden - Badmotorfinger (1991)
Stone Temple Pilots - Core (1992)
Stone Temple Pilots - Purple (1994)
Sublime - Sublime (1996)
The Black Crowes - Shake Your Money Maker (1990)
The Chemical Brothers - Dig Your Own Hole (1997)
The Flaming Lips - The Soft Bulletin (1999)
The Fugees - The Score (1996)
The Verve - Urban Hymns (1997)
TLC - CrazySexyCool (1994)
Tom Petty - Wildflowers (1994)
Tool - Aenima (1996)
Tool - Undertow (1993)
Tori Amos - Little Earthquakes (1992)
Tori Amos - Under The Pink (1994)
Weezer - Pinkerton (1996)
Whitney Houston and Various - The Bodyguard: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (1992)
Wu-Tang Clan - Enter The Wu-Tang (36 Chambers) (1993)


There will be 3 days of replacement nominations. After the conclusion of replacement nominations, the approx. 25 albums with the most nominations will advance to this round's initial rankings to be qualified for final rankings. This round will rank 15 albums unless there is a tie at the end of the final rankings, in which case more than 15 albums could be ranked this round.


Replacement nominations will end at 10 PM Central on Saturday the 24th.

Posted by Darren on Wednesday, 09.21.16 @ 23:54pm


Here are the correct number of available replacement nominations:

Darren - 9
AlexVoltaire - 9
Cheesecrop - 8
DarinRG - 10
Jennifer - 17
jtrichey - 9
Max - 16
Mike - 14
Nick - 9
Tom H. - 7

Posted by Darren on Wednesday, 09.21.16 @ 23:59pm


Sorry had a problem with reaching this part of this website on my other computer so I will submit mine in a couple of minutes

Posted by Jennifer on Thursday, 09.22.16 @ 00:01am


Round Two Replacement Nominations

Arrested Development - 3 Years, 5 Months & 2 Days in the Life Of... (1992)
Bob Dylan - Time Out Of Mind (1997)
Lucinda Williams - Car Wheels on a Gravel Road (1998)
Nirvana - MTV Unplugged In New York (1994)
Pearl Jam - Vitalogy (1994)
Sleater-Kinney - Dig Me Out (1997)
The Chemical Brothers - Dig Your Own Hole (1997)

Posted by Tom H. on Thursday, 09.22.16 @ 00:02am


My replacement nominations:

Beastie Boys - Ill Communication (1994)
Live - Throwing Copper (1994)
My Bloody Valentine - Loveless (1991)
Neutral Milk Hotel - In The Aeroplane Over the Sea (1998)
Notorious B.I.G. - Ready To Die (1994)
Sleater-Kinney - Dig Me Out (1997)
The Black Crowes - Shake Your Money Maker (1990)
TLC - CrazySexyCool (1994)
Whitney Houston and Various - The Bodyguard: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (1992)

Posted by Darren on Thursday, 09.22.16 @ 00:03am


oops never mind-this is an old computer. I will try to figure out the issue on my other computer

Posted by Jennifer on Thursday, 09.22.16 @ 00:03am


some replacements:

Ice Cube - Amerikkka's Most Wanted (1990)
No Doubt - Tragic Kingdom (1995)
Pavement - Crooked Rain, Crooked Rain (1994)
Pixies - Bossanova (1990)
Sleater-Kinney - Dig Me Out (1997)
The Chemical Brothers - Dig Your Own Hole (1997)
The Verve - Urban Hymns (1997)
Wu-Tang Clan - Enter The Wu-Tang (36 Chambers) (1993)

Posted by jtrichey on Thursday, 09.22.16 @ 00:41am


some replacements:

Ice Cube - Amerikkka's Most Wanted (1990)
No Doubt - Tragic Kingdom (1995)
Pavement - Crooked Rain, Crooked Rain (1994)
Pixies - Bossanova (1990)
Sleater-Kinney - Dig Me Out (1997)
The Chemical Brothers - Dig Your Own Hole (1997)
The Verve - Urban Hymns (1997)
Wu-Tang Clan - Enter The Wu-Tang (36 Chambers) (1993)

Posted by jtrichey on Thursday, 09.22.16 @ 00:41am


My replacement nominations are:

Counting Crows - August & Everything After (1993)
Elliott Smith - Either/Or (1997)
Ice Cube - Amerikkka's Most Wanted (1990)
Janet Jackson - The Velvet Rope (1997)
Johnny Cash - American Recordings (1994)
Nas - Illmatic (1994)
Sublime - Sublime (1996)
The Verve - Urban Hymns (1997)
Tori Amos - Under The Pink (1994)

Posted by AlexVoltaire on Friday, 09.23.16 @ 22:27pm


A Tribe Called Quest - Midnight Marauders (1993)
Alice In Chains - Jar of Flies (1994)
Counting Crows - August & Everything After (1993)
Dave Matthews Band - Crash (1996)
Depeche Mode - Violator (1990)
Foo Fighters - Foo Fighters (1995)
Outkast - Aquemini (1998)
PJ Harvey - To Bring You My Love (1995)
Soundgarden - Badmotorfinger (1991)

Posted by Nick on Friday, 09.23.16 @ 22:45pm


Dave Matthews Band - Under The Table And Dreaming (1994)
Hootie & the Blowfish - Cracked Rear View (1994)
Lucinda Williams - Car Wheels on a Gravel Road (1998)
My Bloody Valentine - Loveless (1991)
Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds - Murder Ballads (1996)
No Doubt - Tragic Kingdom (1995)
Oasis - Definitely Maybe (1994)
Pixies - Bossanova (1990)
Sheryl Crow - Tuesday Night Music Club (1993)
Sleater-Kinney - Dig Me Out (1997)
Sonic Youth - Goo (1990)
The Verve - Urban Hymns (1997)

Posted by Mike on Saturday, 09.24.16 @ 20:16pm


Round 2 Nominations for the 1990s Group are now closed.

The following 29 albums received at least 6 nominations and will be included in the Initial Rankings:

Alice In Chains - Jar of Flies (1994)
Beck - Mellow Gold (1994)
Counting Crows - August & Everything After (1993)
Dave Matthews Band - Crash (1996)
Dave Matthews Band - Under The Table And Dreaming (1994)
Depeche Mode - Violator (1990)
Foo Fighters - Foo Fighters (1995)
Foo Fighters - The Colour and the Shape (1997)
Gin Blossoms - New Miserable Experience (1992)
Guns N' Roses - Use Your Illusion I (1991)
Guns N' Roses - Use Your Illusion II (1991)
Hole - Live Through This (1994)
Jane's Addiction - Ritual De Lo Habitual (1990)
Johnny Cash - American Recordings (1994)
Liz Phair - Exile In Guyville (1993)
Lucinda Williams - Car Wheels on a Gravel Road (1998)
Moby - Play (1999)
Nas - Illmatic (1994)
No Doubt - Tragic Kingdom (1995)
Oasis - Definitely Maybe (1994)
Pearl Jam - Vitalogy (1994)
Red Hot Chili Peppers - Californication (1999)
Sheryl Crow - Tuesday Night Music Club (1993)
Sleater-Kinney - Dig Me Out (1997)
The Black Crowes - Shake Your Money Maker (1990)
The Verve - Urban Hymns (1997)
Tom Petty - Wildflowers (1994)
Tool - Aenima (1996)
Wu-Tang Clan - Enter The Wu-Tang (36 Chambers) (1993)


Any voter that would like to is eligible to vote in the Initial Rankings. To vote, rank 15 albums in order of preference. The highest-ranked song gets 15 points, the second-highest 14 points and so on.

The 14 albums that receive the most points (with more than 14 in the event of a tie for 14th) will be qualified for the final rankings vote for the 1980s group, to be ranked between #27 and #40 in the final rankings

There will be three days of initial ranking votes.

Rankings will end at 10 PM Central on Tuesday the 27th.

Posted by Darren on Sunday, 09.25.16 @ 00:15am


Tool - Aenima (1996) - 15
Pearl Jam - Vitalogy (1994) - 14
Tom Petty - Wildflowers (1994) - 13
Foo Fighters - The Colour and the Shape (1997) - 12
Red Hot Chili Peppers - Californication (1999) - 11
Guns N' Roses - Use Your Illusion I (1991) - 10
Foo Fighters - Foo Fighters (1995) - 9
Hole - Live Through This (1994) - 8
Counting Crows - August & Everything After (1993) - 7
Guns N' Roses - Use Your Illusion II (1991) - 6
Nas - Illmatic (1994) - 5
Depeche Mode - Violator (1990) - 4
Sheryl Crow - Tuesday Night Music Club (1993) - 3
Dave Matthews Band - Under The Table And Dreaming (1994) - 2
Oasis - Definitely Maybe (1994) - 1

Posted by Darren on Sunday, 09.25.16 @ 00:18am


No Doubt - Tragic Kingdom (1995)- 15
Depeche Mode - Violator (1990)- 14
Foo Fighters - The Colour and the Shape (1997)- 13
Liz Phair - Exile In Guyville (1993)- 12
Tool - Aenima (1996)- 11
Lucinda Williams - Car Wheels on a Gravel Road (1998)- 10
Jane's Addiction - Ritual De Lo Habitual (1990)- 9
Wu-Tang Clan - Enter The Wu-Tang (36 Chambers) (1993)- 8
Johnny Cash - American Recordings (1994)- 7
Moby - Play (1999)- 6
Sheryl Crow - Tuesday Night Music Club (1993)- 5
Nas - Illmatic (1994)- 4
Sleater-Kinney - Dig Me Out (1997)- 3
Dave Matthews Band - Crash (1996)- 2
Gin Blossoms - New Miserable Experience (1992)- 1

Posted by AlexVoltaire on Sunday, 09.25.16 @ 00:48am


1. Hole - Live Through This (1994) 15 pts
2. The Black Crowes - Shake Your Money Maker (1990)
3. Liz Phair - Exile In Guyville (1993)
4. Depeche Mode - Violator (1990)
5. Pearl Jam - Vitalogy (1994)
6. Guns N' Roses - Use Your Illusion I (1991)
7. Moby - Play (1999)
8. Lucinda Williams - Car Wheels on a Gravel Road (1998)
9. Jane's Addiction - Ritual De Lo Habitual (1990)
10. Red Hot Chili Peppers - Californication (1999)
11. Oasis - Definitely Maybe (1994)
12. Beck - Mellow Gold (1994)
13. Dave Matthews Band - Crash (1996)
14. Counting Crows - August & Everything After (1993)
15. Sheryl Crow - Tuesday Night Music Club (1993)


Posted by jtrichey on Tuesday, 09.27.16 @ 00:11am


1. Nas- Illmatic (1994) (15 pts)
2. Depeche Mode- Violator (1990) (14 pts)
3. Liz Phair- Exile in Guyville (1993) (13 pts)
4. Guns N' Roses- Use Your Illusion I (1991) (12 pts)
5. Guns N' Roses- Use Your Illusion II (1991) (11 pts)
6. The Wu Tang Clan- Enter the Wu Tang (36 Chambers) (1993) (10 pts)
7. Moby- Play (1999) (9 pts)
8. The Verve- Urban Hymns (1997) (8 pts)
9. Oasis- Definitely Maybe (1994) (7 pts)
10. Tool- AeNima (1996) (6 pts)
11. Red Hot Chili Peppers- Californication (1999) (5 pts)
12. Jane's Addiction- Ritual De Lo Habitual (1990) (4 pts)
13. Pearl Jam- Vitalogy (1994) (3 pts)
14. Johnny Cash- American Recordings (1994) (2 pts)
15. Hole- Live Through This (1994) (1 pt)

Posted by Donnie on Tuesday, 09.27.16 @ 09:57am


Red Hot Chili Peppers - Californication (1999)-15
Dave Matthews Band - Under The Table And Dreaming (1994)-14
Tool - Aenima (1996)-13
Counting Crows - August & Everything After (1993)-12
Gin Blossoms - New Miserable Experience (1992)-11
Liz Phair - Exile In Guyville (1993)-10
Moby - Play (1999)-9
Dave Matthews Band - Crash (1996)-8
Alice In Chains - Jar of Flies (1994)-7
Guns N' Roses - Use Your Illusion I (1991)-6
Foo Fighters - The Colour and the Shape (1997)-5
The Verve - Urban Hymns (1997)-4
Pearl Jam - Vitalogy (1994)-3
Johnny Cash - American Recordings (1994)-2
Wu-Tang Clan - Enter The Wu-Tang (36 Chambers) (1993)-1

Posted by Tom H. on Tuesday, 09.27.16 @ 14:32pm


Foo Fighters - The Colour and the Shape (1997) 15
Foo Fighters - Foo Fighters (1995) 14
Guns N' Roses - Use Your Illusion II (1991) 13
Guns N' Roses - Use Your Illusion I (1991) 12
Pearl Jam - Vitalogy (1994) 11
The Black Crowes - Shake Your Money Maker (1990) 10
Red Hot Chili Peppers - Californication (1999) 9
Counting Crows - August & Everything After (1993) 8
Hole- Live Through This (1994) 7
Jane's Addiction - Ritual De Lo Habitual (1990) 6
Tool - Aenima (1996) 5
Oasis - Definitely Maybe (1994) 4
Alice In Chains - Jar of Flies (1994) 3
Tom Petty - Wildflowers (1994) 2
Gin Blossoms - New Miserable Experience (1992) 1

Posted by Mike on Tuesday, 09.27.16 @ 15:14pm


The Black Crowes - Shake Your Money Maker (1990) 15
Counting Crows - August & Everything After (1993) 14
Sheryl Crow - Tuesday Night Music Club (1993) 13
Johnny Cash - American Recordings (1994) 12
Gin Blossoms - New Miserable Experience (1992) 11
Dave Matthews Band - Crash (1996) 10
No Doubt - Tragic Kingdom (1995) 9
Guns N' Roses - Use Your Illusion I (1991) 8
Guns N' Roses - Use Your Illusion II (1991) 7
Foo Fighters - The Colour and the Shape (1997) 6
Foo Fighters - Foo Fighters (1995) 5
Depeche Mode - Violator (1990) 4
Tom Petty - Wildflowers (1994) 3
Dave Matthews Band - Under The Table And Dreaming (1994) 2
Beck - Mellow Gold (1994) 1

Posted by Jennifer on Tuesday, 09.27.16 @ 19:02pm


Depeche Mode - Violator (1990)15
Johnny Cash - American Recordings (1994)14
Liz Phair - Exile In Guyville (1993)13
Wu-Tang Clan - Enter The Wu-Tang (36 Chambers) (1993)12
The Verve - Urban Hymns (1997)11
Moby - Play (1999)10
Oasis - Definitely Maybe (1994)9
Lucinda Williams - Car Wheels on a Gravel Road (1998)8
Hole - Live Through This (1994)7
Nas - Illmatic (1994)6
Gin Blossoms - New Miserable Experience (1992)5
Sleater-Kinney - Dig Me Out (1997)4
Tool - Aenima (1996)3
Guns N' Roses - Use Your Illusion II (1991)2
Beck - Mellow Gold (1994)1







Posted by DarinRG on Tuesday, 09.27.16 @ 22:59pm


Initial Ranking voting is now closed.

Here are the final results (let me know ASAP if there are any errors):

Depeche Mode - Violator (1990) - 63
Liz Phair - Exile In Guyville (1993) - 61
Guns N' Roses - Use Your Illusion I (1991) - 58
Tool - Aenima (1996) - 53
Foo Fighters - The Colour and the Shape (1997) - 51
Red Hot Chili Peppers - Californication (1999) - 46
Counting Crows - August & Everything After (1993) - 43
Moby - Play (1999) - 43
Pearl Jam - Vitalogy (1994) - 42
Guns N' Roses - Use Your Illusion II (1991) - 39
The Black Crowes - Shake Your Money Maker (1990) - 39
Hole - Live Through This (1994) - 38
Johnny Cash - American Recordings (1994) - 37
Wu-Tang Clan - Enter The Wu-Tang (36 Chambers) (1993) - 31
___________________________

Nas - Illmatic (1994) - 30
Gin Blossoms - New Miserable Experience (1992) - 29
Foo Fighters - Foo Fighters (1995) - 28
Jane's Addiction - Ritual De Lo Habitual (1990) - 26
Lucinda Williams - Car Wheels on a Gravel Road (1998) - 26
Oasis - Definitely Maybe (1994) - 26
No Doubt - Tragic Kingdom (1995) - 24
Dave Matthews Band - Crash (1996) - 23
The Verve - Urban Hymns (1997) - 23
Sheryl Crow - Tuesday Night Music Club (1993) - 22
Dave Matthews Band - Under The Table And Dreaming (1994) - 18
Tom Petty - Wildflowers (1994) - 18
Alice In Chains - Jar of Flies (1994) - 10
Sleater-Kinney - Dig Me Out (1997) - 7
Beck - Mellow Gold (1994) - 6


Voting is now open for the final rankings.

The following 14 albums have been qualified to be ranked between #27 and #40 in the 1990s rankings:

Counting Crows - August & Everything After (1993)
Depeche Mode - Violator (1990)
Foo Fighters - The Colour and the Shape (1997)
Guns N' Roses - Use Your Illusion I (1991)
Guns N' Roses - Use Your Illusion II (1991)
Hole - Live Through This (1994)
Johnny Cash - American Recordings (1994)
Liz Phair - Exile In Guyville (1993)
Moby - Play (1999)
Pearl Jam - Vitalogy (1994)
Red Hot Chili Peppers - Californication (1999)
The Black Crowes - Shake Your Money Maker (1990)
Tool - Aenima (1996)
Wu-Tang Clan - Enter The Wu-Tang (36 Chambers) (1993)


To participate in the final rankings, rank all 14 albums in order of preference. The highest-ranked song gets 14 points, the second-highest 13 and so on.

In the event of a tie, the first tiebreaker is the album's score in this round's initial ranking. The second tiebreaker is determined by giving one point to each album for being the highest-ranked album on each individual's final ranking this round. The third tiebreaker is the same as the second tiebreaker, except for using the initial rankings. If the tie still isn't resolved, there will be a head-to-head tiebreaker vote after the conclusion of all rankings in the project.

There will be two days of final rankings.

Final rankings will end at 10 PM Central on Thursday the 29th.

Posted by Darren on Tuesday, 09.27.16 @ 23:30pm


Tool - Aenima (1996) - 14
Pearl Jam - Vitalogy (1994) - 13
Foo Fighters - The Colour and the Shape (1997) - 12
Red Hot Chili Peppers - Californication (1999) - 11
Guns N' Roses - Use Your Illusion I (1991) - 10
Hole - Live Through This (1994) - 9
Counting Crows - August & Everything After (1993) - 8
Guns N' Roses - Use Your Illusion II (1991) - 7
Depeche Mode - Violator (1990) - 6
Moby - Play (1999) - 5
Liz Phair - Exile In Guyville (1993) - 4
The Black Crowes - Shake Your Money Maker (1990) - 3
Wu-Tang Clan - Enter The Wu-Tang (36 Chambers) (1993) - 2
Johnny Cash - American Recordings (1994) - 1

Posted by Darren on Tuesday, 09.27.16 @ 23:33pm


Depeche Mode - Violator (1990)14
Johnny Cash - American Recordings (1994)13
Liz Phair - Exile In Guyville (1993)12
Wu-Tang Clan - Enter The Wu-Tang (36 Chambers) (1993)11
Moby - Play (1999)10
Hole - Live Through This (1994)9
Tool - Aenima (1996)8
Guns N' Roses - Use Your Illusion II (1991)7
Pearl Jam - Vitalogy (1994)6
Guns N' Roses - Use Your Illusion I (1991)5
The Black Crowes - Shake Your Money Maker (1990)4
Counting Crows - August & Everything After (1993)3
Foo Fighters - The Colour and the Shape (1997)2
Red Hot Chili Peppers - Californication (1999)1

Posted by DarinRG on Wednesday, 09.28.16 @ 00:09am


Depeche Mode - Violator (1990)- 14
Liz Phair - Exile In Guyville (1993)- 13
Foo Fighters - The Colour and the Shape (1997)- 12
Tool - Aenima (1996)- 11
Moby - Play (1999)- 10
Johnny Cash - American Recordings (1994)- 9
Wu-Tang Clan - Enter The Wu-Tang (36 Chambers) (1993)- 8
Counting Crows - August & Everything After (1993)- 7
Guns N' Roses - Use Your Illusion I (1991)- 6
Red Hot Chili Peppers - Californication (1999)- 5
Pearl Jam - Vitalogy (1994)- 4
The Black Crowes - Shake Your Money Maker (1990)- 3
Guns N' Roses - Use Your Illusion II (1991)- 2
Hole - Live Through This (1994)- 1

Posted by AlexVoltaire on Wednesday, 09.28.16 @ 09:03am


Red Hot Chili Peppers - Californication (1999)-14
Tool - Aenima (1996)-13
Counting Crows - August & Everything After (1993)-12
Liz Phair - Exile In Guyville (1993)-11
Moby - Play (1999)-10
Guns N' Roses - Use Your Illusion I (1991)-9
Foo Fighters - The Colour and the Shape (1997)-8
Pearl Jam - Vitalogy (1994)-7
Johnny Cash - American Recordings (1994)-6
Wu-Tang Clan - Enter The Wu-Tang (36 Chambers) (1993)-5
Depeche Mode - Violator (1990)-4
Guns N' Roses - Use Your Illusion II (1991)-3
The Black Crowes - Shake Your Money Maker (1990)-2
Hole - Live Through This (1994)-1

Posted by Tom H. on Wednesday, 09.28.16 @ 11:28am


Foo Fighters - The Colour and the Shape (1997) 14
Guns N' Roses - Use Your Illusion II (1991) 13
Guns N' Roses - Use Your Illusion I (1991) 12
Pearl Jam - Vitalogy (1994) 11
The Black Crowes - Shake Your Money Maker (1990) 10
Red Hot Chili Peppers - Californication (1999) 9
Counting Crows - August & Everything After (1993) 8
Hole - Live Through This (1994) 7
Tool - Aenima (1996) 6
Liz Phair - Exile In Guyville (1993) 5
Johnny Cash - American Recordings (1994) 4
Wu-Tang Clan - Enter The Wu-Tang (36 Chambers) (1993) 3
Depeche Mode - Violator (1990) 2
Moby - Play (1999) 1

Posted by Mike on Wednesday, 09.28.16 @ 18:52pm


The Black Crowes - Shake Your Money Maker (1990) 14
Counting Crows - August & Everything After (1993) 13
Johnny Cash - American Recordings (1994) 12
Guns N' Roses - Use Your Illusion I (1991) 11
Guns N' Roses - Use Your Illusion II (1991) 10
Foo Fighters - The Colour and the Shape (1997) 9
Depeche Mode - Violator (1990) 8
Pearl Jam - Vitalogy (1994) 7
Liz Phair - Exile In Guyville (1993) 6
Red Hot Chili Peppers - Californication (1999) 5
Hole - Live Through This (1994) 4
Moby - Play (1999) 3
Wu-Tang Clan - Enter The Wu-Tang (36 Chambers) (1993) 2
Tool - Aenima (1996) 1

Posted by Jennifer on Thursday, 09.29.16 @ 01:05am


1. Hole - Live Through This (1994) 14 pts
2. The Black Crowes - Shake Your Money Maker (1990)
3. Liz Phair - Exile In Guyville (1993)
4. Depeche Mode - Violator (1990)
5. Pearl Jam - Vitalogy (1994)
6. Guns N' Roses - Use Your Illusion I (1991)
7. Moby - Play (1999)
8. Red Hot Chili Peppers - Californication (1999)
9. Counting Crows - August & Everything After (1993)
10. Johnny Cash - American Recordings (1994)
11. Wu-Tang Clan - Enter The Wu-Tang (36 Chambers) (1993)
12. Guns N' Roses - Use Your Illusion II (1991)
13. Tool - Aenima (1996)
14. Foo Fighters - The Colour and the Shape (1997)

Posted by jtrichey on Thursday, 09.29.16 @ 01:24am


Final Rankings are now closed.

Here are the final results (let me know ASAP if there are any errors):

Liz Phair - Exile In Guyville (1993) - 63
Guns N' Roses - Use Your Illusion I (1991) - 62
Depeche Mode - Violator (1990) - 59

Foo Fighters - The Colour and the Shape (1997) - 58 (51 Points In Initial Rankings)
Pearl Jam - Vitalogy (1994) - 58 (42 Points In Initial Rankings)

Counting Crows - August & Everything After (1993) - 57
Tool - Aenima (1996) - 55
Red Hot Chili Peppers - Californication (1999) - 52
Johnny Cash - American Recordings (1994) - 50
The Black Crowes - Shake Your Money Maker (1990) - 49
Moby - Play (1999) - 47

Guns N' Roses - Use Your Illusion II (1991) - 45 (39 Points In Initial Rankings)
Hole - Live Through This (1994) - 45 (38 Points In Initial Rankings)

Wu-Tang Clan - Enter The Wu-Tang (36 Chambers) (1993) - 35



Here are the updated rankings for each group:

Top 100 Overall

1. The Beatles - Sgt. Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band (1967)
2. Pink Floyd - Dark Side of the Moon (1973)
3. The Beach Boys - Pet Sounds (1966)
4. Led Zeppelin - Untitled (Led Zeppelin IV/ZOSO) (1971)
5. Nirvana - Nevermind (1991)
6. Michael Jackson - Thriller (1982)
7. Bob Dylan - Highway 61 Revisited (1965)
8. The Beatles - Revolver [UK] (1966)
9. The Doors - The Doors (1967)
10. The Beatles - Rubber Soul [UK] (1965)
11. The Jimi Hendrix Experience - Are You Experienced (1967)
12. The Clash - London Calling (1979)
13. The Beatles - Abbey Road (1969)
14. David Bowie - The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From Mars (1972)
15. U2 - The Joshua Tree (1987)
16. The Who - Who's Next (1971)
17. Prince & the Revolution - Purple Rain (1984)
18. Fleetwood Mac - Rumours (1977)
19. Marvin Gaye - What's Going On (1971)
20. Radiohead - OK Computer (1997)
21. Guns N' Roses - Appetite For Destruction (1987)
22. Pink Floyd - The Wall (1979)
23. Black Sabbath - Paranoid (1970)
24. Public Enemy - It Takes A Nation Of Millions To Hold Us Back (1988)
25. The Moody Blues - Days of Future Passed (1967)
26. The Beatles - The Beatles (1968)
27. Led Zeppelin - Led Zeppelin II (1969)
28. Bruce Springsteen - Born To Run (1975)
29. The Velvet Underground - The Velvet Underground And Nico (1967)
30. Carole King - Tapestry (1971)
31. The Rolling Stones - Exile On Main St. (1972)
32. Bob Dylan - Blonde On Blonde (1966)
33. Stevie Wonder - Songs in the Key of Life (1976)
34. Pearl Jam - Ten (1991)
35. Pink Floyd - Wish You Were Here (1975)
36. Ramones - Ramones (1976)
37. AC/DC - Back In Black (1980)
38. Bruce Springsteen - Born In The U.S.A. (1984)
39. N.W.A - Straight Outta Compton (1988)
40. R.E.M. - Automatic For The People (1992)
41. Miles Davis - Kind of Blue (1959)
42. Bob Marley & The Wailers - Exodus (1977)
43. U2 - Achtung Baby (1991)
44. Talking Heads - Remain In Light (1980)
45. Smashing Pumpkins - Mellon Collie And The Infinite Sadness (1995)
46. Simon & Garfunkel - Bridge Over Troubled Water (1970)
47. The Rolling Stones - Let it Bleed (1969)
48. Joni Mitchell - Blue (1971)
49. The Rolling Stones - Sticky Fingers (1971)
50. Van Morrison - Moondance (1970)
51. John Lennon - Imagine (1971)
52. The Eagles - Hotel California (1976)
53. Nine Inch Nails - The Downward Spiral (1994)
54. Kanye West - My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy (2010)
55. Curtis Mayfield - Superfly (1972)
56. Stevie Wonder - Innervisions (1973)
57. Kraftwerk - Autobahn (1974)
58. Johnny Cash - Johnny Cash At Folsom Prison (1968)
59. Bob Dylan - The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan (1963)
60. David Bowie - Hunky Dory (1971)
61. James Brown - Live At The Apollo (1963)
62. The Band - Music From Big Pink (1968)
63. Van Morrison - Astral Weeks (1968)
64. Metallica - Master of Puppets (1986)
65. T. Rex - Electric Warrior (1971)
66. The Doors - L.A. Woman (1971)
67. Peter Gabriel - So (1986)
68. Led Zeppelin - Physical Graffiti (1975)
69. George Harrison - All Things Must Pass (1970)
70. Led Zeppelin - Led Zeppelin (1969)
71. The Who - Tommy (1969)
72. Metallica - Metallica (The Black Album) (1991)
73. Neil Young - Harvest (1972)
74. Elton John - Goodbye Yellow Brick Road (1973)
75. Arcade Fire - The Suburbs (2010)
76. Bee Gees & Various Artists - Saturday Night Fever: The Original Movie Sound Track (1977)
77. Beastie Boys - Licensed To Ill (1986)
78. R.E.M. - Document (1987)
79. Red Hot Chili Peppers - Blood Sugar Sex Magik (1991)
80. Dr. Dre - The Chronic (1992)
81. The Zombies - Odessey And Oracle (1968)
82. The Smiths - The Queen is Dead (1986)
83. Cream - Disraeli Gears (1967)
84. Alanis Morissette - Jagged Little Pill (1995)
85. Creedence Clearwater Revival - Cosmo's Factory (1970)
86. Queen - A Night At The Opera (1975)
87. Green Day - American Idiot (2004)
88. Sly & The Family Stone - Stand! (1969)
89. Beck - Odelay (1996)
90. Tom Petty - Full Moon Fever (1989)
91. Oasis - (What's The Story) Morning Glory? (1995)
92. Prince & the Revolution - 1999 (1982)
93. Green Day - Dookie (1994)
94. Aretha Franklin - I Never Loved A Man The Way I Love You (1967)
95. Pearl Jam - Vs. (1993)
96. Smashing Pumpkins - Siamese Dream (1993)
97. Buddy Holly & The Crickets - The "Chirping" Crickets (1957)
98. The Rolling Stones - Beggars Banquet (1968)
99. Aerosmith - Toys In The Attic (1975)
100. Adele - 21 (2011)


Pre-1970

1. The Beatles - Sgt. Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band (1967)
2. The Beach Boys - Pet Sounds (1966)
3. Bob Dylan - Highway 61 Revisited (1965)
4. The Beatles - Revolver [UK] (1966)
5. The Doors - The Doors (1967)
6. The Beatles - Rubber Soul [UK] (1965)
7. The Jimi Hendrix Experience - Are You Experienced (1967)
8. The Beatles - Abbey Road (1969)
9. The Moody Blues - Days of Future Passed (1967)
10. The Beatles - The Beatles (1968)
11. Led Zeppelin - Led Zeppelin II (1969)
12. The Velvet Underground - The Velvet Underground And Nico (1967)
13. Bob Dylan - Blonde On Blonde (1966)
14. Miles Davis - Kind of Blue (1959)
15. The Rolling Stones - Let it Bleed (1969)
16. Johnny Cash - Johnny Cash At Folsom Prison (1968)
17. Bob Dylan - The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan (1963)
18. James Brown - Live At The Apollo (1963)
19. The Band - Music From Big Pink (1968)
20. Van Morrison - Astral Weeks (1968)
21. Led Zeppelin - Led Zeppelin (1969)
22. The Who - Tommy (1969)
23. The Zombies - Odessey And Oracle (1968)
24. Cream - Disraeli Gears (1967)
25. Sly & The Family Stone - Stand! (1969)
26. Aretha Franklin - I Never Loved A Man The Way I Love You (1967)
27. Buddy Holly & The Crickets - The "Chirping" Crickets (1957)
28. The Rolling Stones - Beggars Banquet (1968)
29. Jefferson Airplane - Surrealistic Pillow (1967)
30. Ray Charles - Modern Sounds in Country and Western Music (1962)
31. MC5 - Kick Out The Jams (1969)
32. The Doors - Strange Days (1967)
33. Bob Dylan - Bringing It All Back Home (1965)
34. Crosby, Stills & Nash - Crosby, Stills & Nash (1969)
35. Elvis Presley - Elvis Presley (1956)
36. The Jimi Hendrix Experience - Electric Ladyland (1968)
37. Love - Forever Changes (1967)
38. Bob Dylan - The Times They Are a-Changin' (1964)
39. Santana - Santana (1969)
40. The Kinks - The Kinks Are The Village Green Preservation Society (1968)
41. The Mothers of Invention - Freak Out! (1966)
42. King Crimson - In the Court of the Crimson King (1969)
43. The Beatles - A Hard Day's Night [UK] (1964)
44. Simon & Garfunkel - Bookends (1968)
45. The Beatles - Help! [UK] (1965)
46. Dusty Springfield - Dusty in Memphis (1969)
47 (tie). Big Brother and the Holding Company - Cheap Thrills (1968)
47 (tie). Creedence Clearwater Revival - Green River (1969)
49. Creedence Clearwater Revival - Willy and the Poor Boys (1969)
50. The Doors - Waiting For The Sun (1968)
51. The Stooges - The Stooges (1969)
52. Neil Young & Crazy Horse - Everybody Knows This is Nowhere (1969)
53. Otis Redding - Otis Blue: Otis Redding Sings Soul (1965)
54. Bo Diddley - Bo Diddley (1958)
55. The Flying Burrito Brothers - The Gilded Palace Of Sin (1969)
56. Simon & Garfunkel - Parsley, Sage, Rosemary, And Thyme (1966)
57. Etta James - At Last! (1961)
58. Aretha Franklin - Aretha: Lady Soul (1968)
59. Muddy Waters - At Newport 1960 (1960)
60. Chicago - Chicago Transit Authority (1969)
61. Chuck Berry - Is On Top (1959)
62. Peter, Paul and Mary - Peter, Paul and Mary (1962)
63. The Beatles - Magical Mystery Tour [US] (1967)
64. The Who - The Who Sell Out (1967)
65. The Byrds - Mr. Tambourine Man (1965)
66. The Beatles - Please Please Me (1963)
67. The Who - My Generation [UK] (1965)
68. Frank Sinatra - In The Wee Small Hours (1955)
69. The Byrds - Sweetheart Of The Rodeo (1968)
70. Little Richard - Here's Little Richard (1957)
71. Albert King - Born Under a Bad Sign (1967)
72. Procol Harum - Procol Harum (1967)
73. Cream - Fresh Cream (1966)
74. Buffalo Springfield - Buffalo Springfield Again (1967)
75. The Kinks - Something Else By The Kinks (1967)
76. The Velvet Underground - The Velvet Underground (1969)
77. John Coltrane - A Love Supreme (1965)
78. Traffic - Mr. Fantasy (1967)
79. Cream - Wheels Of Fire (1968)
80. Grateful Dead - Live/Dead (1969)
81. The Byrds - Younger Than Yesterday (1967)
82. The Jimi Hendrix Experience - Axis: Bold As Love (1967)
83. Frank Zappa And The Mothers Of Invention - Hot Rats (1969)
84. Howlin' Wolf - Howlin' Wolf (The Rockin' Chair Album) (1962)
85. The Beatles - With The Beatles (1963)
86. The Meters - Look-Ka Py Py (1969)
87. The Mamas And The Papas - If You Can Believe Your Eyes And Ears (1966)
88. John Coltrane - Giant Steps (1960)
89. Booker T. & The M.G.'s - Green Onions (1962)
90. The Band - The Band (1969)
91. Leonard Cohen - Songs Of Leonard Cohen (1967)
92. The Kinks - Arthur (Or the Decline and Fall of the British Empire) (1969)
93. Dick Dale and His Del-Tones - Surfer's Choice (1962)
94. Robert Johnson - King of the Delta Blues Singers (1961)
95. The Paul Butterfield Blues Band - East-West (1966)
96. The Supremes - Where Did Our Love Go (1964)
97. Ray Charles - Ray Charles (1957)
98. Ornette Coleman - The Shape of Jazz To Come (1959)
99. Dave Brubeck - Time Out (1959)
100. Silver Apples - Silver Apples (1968)
101. Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band - Trout Mask Replica (1969)


1970s

1. Pink Floyd - Dark Side of the Moon (1973)
2. Led Zeppelin - Untitled (Led Zeppelin IV/ZOSO) (1971)
3. The Clash - London Calling (1979)
4. David Bowie - The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From Mars (1972)
5. The Who - Who's Next (1971)
6. Fleetwood Mac - Rumours (1977)
7. Marvin Gaye - What's Going On (1971)
8. Pink Floyd - The Wall (1979)
9. Black Sabbath - Paranoid (1970)
10. Bruce Springsteen - Born To Run (1975)
11. Carole King - Tapestry (1971)
12. The Rolling Stones - Exile On Main St. (1972)
13. Stevie Wonder - Songs in the Key of Life (1976)
14. Pink Floyd - Wish You Were Here (1975)
15. Ramones - Ramones (1976)
16. Bob Marley & The Wailers - Exodus (1977)
17. Simon & Garfunkel - Bridge Over Troubled Water (1970)
18. Joni Mitchell - Blue (1971)
19. The Rolling Stones - Sticky Fingers (1971)
20. Van Morrison - Moondance (1970)
21. John Lennon - Imagine (1971)
22. The Eagles - Hotel California (1976)
23. Curtis Mayfield - Superfly (1972)
24. Stevie Wonder - Innervisions (1973)
25. Kraftwerk - Autobahn (1974)
26. David Bowie - Hunky Dory (1971)
27. T. Rex - Electric Warrior (1971)
28. The Doors - L.A. Woman (1971)
29. Led Zeppelin - Physical Graffiti (1975)
30. George Harrison - All Things Must Pass (1970)
31. Neil Young - Harvest (1972)
32. Elton John - Goodbye Yellow Brick Road (1973)
33. Bee Gees & Various Artists - Saturday Night Fever: The Original Movie Sound Track (1977)
34. Creedence Clearwater Revival - Cosmo's Factory (1970)
35. Queen - A Night At The Opera (1975)
36. Aerosmith - Toys In The Attic (1975)
37. Deep Purple - Machine Head (1972)
38. Boston - Boston (1976)
39. Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young - Deja Vu (1970)
40. Billy Joel - The Stranger (1977)
41. Derek & The Dominos - Layla & Other Assorted Love Songs (1970)
42. Sex Pistols - Never Mind The Bollocks, Here's The Sex Pistols (1977)
43. Neil Young - After the Gold Rush (1970)
44. Black Sabbath - Black Sabbath (1970)
45. Michael Jackson - Off the Wall (1979)
46. Jethro Tull - Aqualung (1971)
47. Kraftwerk - Trans-Europe Express (1977)
48. The Clash - The Clash [US] (1977)
49. AC/DC - Highway to Hell (1979)
50. John Lennon - John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band (1970)
51. The Cars - The Cars (1978)
52. Cheap Trick - Cheap Trick At Budokan (1978)
53. Paul McCartney & Wings - Band on the Run (1973)
54. The Who - Quadrophenia (1973)
55. Lou Reed - Transformer (1972)
56. Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers - Damn the Torpedoes (1979)
57. Blondie - Parallel Lines (1978)
58. Led Zeppelin - Houses of the Holy (1973)
59. Steely Dan - Aja (1977)
60. Patti Smith - Horses (1975)
61. Alice Cooper - Billion Dollar Babies (1973)
62. The Allman Brothers Band - At Fillmore East (1971)
63. Van Halen - Van Halen (1978)
64. James Taylor - Sweet Baby James (1970)
65. Janis Joplin - Pearl (1971)
66. Elvis Costello - My Aim Is True (1977)
67. Bruce Springsteen - Darkness on the Edge of Town (1978)
68. Santana - Abraxas (1970)
69. New York Dolls - New York Dolls (1973)
70. Bob Dylan - Blood On The Tracks (1975)
71. Big Star - #1 Record (1972)
72. Steve Miller Band - Fly Like An Eagle (1976)
73. Meat Loaf - Bat Out Of Hell (1977)
74. The Beatles - Let It Be (1970)
75. The Eagles - Eagles (1972)
76. The Doors - Morrison Hotel (1970)
77. Warren Zevon - Excitable Boy (1978)
78. Peter Frampton - Frampton Comes Alive! (1976)
79. Rush - 2112 (1976)
80. Cat Stevens - Tea For The Tillerman (1970)
81. Devo - Q: Are We Not Men? A: We Are Devo! (1978)
82. Chicago - Chicago (II) (1970)
83. Stevie Wonder - Talking Book (1972)
84. Lynyrd Skynyrd - Pronounced Leh-nerd Skin-nerd (1973)
85. Yes - The Yes Album (1971)
86. Heart - Dreamboat Annie (1976)
87. Supertramp - Breakfast in America (1979)
88. Talking Heads - More Songs About Buildings And Food (1978)
89. The Allman Brothers Band - Eat a Peach (1972)
90. The Cars - Candy-O (1979)
91. The Police - Outlandos d'Amour (1978)
92. Iggy Pop - Lust for Life (1977)
93. David Bowie - Aladdin Sane (1973)
94. Roxy Music - Roxy Music (1972)
95. Miles Davis - Bitches Brew (1970)
96. Sly & The Family Stone - There's A Riot Goin' On (1971)
97. Brian Eno - Ambient 1: Music For Airports (1978)
98. Yes - Fragile (1971)
99. David Bowie - Low (1977)
100. Jethro Tull - Thick As A Brick (1972)


1980s

1. Michael Jackson - Thriller (1982)
2. U2 - The Joshua Tree (1987)
3. Prince & the Revolution - Purple Rain (1984)
4. Guns N' Roses - Appetite For Destruction (1987)
5. Public Enemy - It Takes A Nation Of Millions To Hold Us Back (1988)
6. AC/DC - Back In Black (1980)
7. Bruce Springsteen - Born In The U.S.A. (1984)
8. N.W.A - Straight Outta Compton (1988)
9. Talking Heads - Remain In Light (1980)
10. Metallica - Master of Puppets (1986)
11. Peter Gabriel - So (1986)
12. Beastie Boys - Licensed To Ill (1986)
13. R.E.M. - Document (1987)
14. The Smiths - The Queen is Dead (1986)
15. Tom Petty - Full Moon Fever (1989)
16. Prince & the Revolution - 1999 (1982)
17. Dire Straits - Brothers in Arms (1985)
18. R.E.M. - Murmur (1983)
19. Paul Simon - Graceland (1986)
20. The Police - Synchronicity (1983)
21. The Clash - Combat Rock (1982)
22. Duran Duran - Rio (1982)
23. Sonic Youth - Daydream Nation (1988)
24. David Bowie - Let's Dance (1983)
25. Ozzy Osbourne - Blizzard Of Ozz (1980)
26. Pixies - Doolittle (1989)
27. Janet Jackson - Rhythm Nation 1814 (1989)
28. Run D.M.C. - Raising Hell (1986)
29. Van Halen - 1984 (1984)
30. The Replacements - Let It Be (1984)
31. Michael Jackson - Bad (1987)
32. Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble - Texas Flood (1983)
33. Metallica - ...And Justice For All (1988)
34. The Smiths - Meat Is Murder (1985)
35. Bruce Springsteen - The River (1980)
36. Kate Bush - Hounds of Love (1985)
37. Nine Inch Nails - Pretty Hate Machine (1989)
38. Beastie Boys - Paul's Boutique (1989)
39. The Cure - Disintegration (1989)
40. Motörhead - Ace Of Spades (1980)
41. Hüsker Dü - Zen Arcade (1984)
42. Eric B. & Rakim - Paid In Full (1987)
43. Iron Maiden - The Number of the Beast (1982)
44. Prince - Sign O' The Times (1987)
45. U2 - War (1983)
46. De La Soul - 3 Feet High and Rising (1989)
47. Dead Kennedys - Fresh Fruit For Rotting Vegetables (1980)
48. Rush - Moving Pictures (1981)
49. Depeche Mode - Music For The Masses (1987)
50. Judas Priest - British Steel (1980)
51. X - Los Angeles (1980)
52. Bruce Springsteen - Nebraska (1982)
53. The Police - Ghost in the Machine (1981)
54. Foreigner - 4 (1981)
55. Billy Idol - Rebel Yell (1983)
56. The Cars - Heartbeat City (1984)
57. R.E.M. - Green (1988)
58. The Replacements - Tim (1985)
59. Talking Heads - Speaking in Tongues (1983)
60. Black Flag - Damaged (1981)
61. The Clash - Sandinista! (1980)
62. INXS - Kick (1987)
63. Pixies - Surfer Rosa (1988)
64. Roxy Music - Avalon (1981)
65. Bonnie Raitt - Nick of Time (1989)
66. Cyndi Lauper - She's So Unusual (1983)
67. John Mellencamp - Scarecrow (1985)
68. The Rolling Stones - Tattoo You (1981)
69. Whitney Houston - Whitney Houston (1985)
70. Phil Collins - No Jacket Required (1985)
71. Talking Heads - Stop Making Sense (1984)
72. Madonna - Like A Virgin (1984)
73. The Pretenders - Pretenders (1980)
74. John Lennon & Yoko Ono - Double Fantasy (1980)
75. The Stone Roses - The Stone Roses (1989)
76. Violent Femmes - Violent Femmes (1983)
77. New Order - Power, Corruption & Lies (1983)
78. Echo & the Bunnymen - Echo & the Bunnymen (1987)
79. Yes - 90125 (1983)
80. Bon Jovi - Slippery When Wet (1986)
81. Hüsker Dü - New Day Rising (1985)
82. Bad Brains - Bad Brains (1982)
83. The Pogues - If I Should Fall From Grace With God (1988)
84. ZZ Top - Eliminator (1983)
85. Tom Waits - Rain Dogs (1985)
86. Devo - Freedom Of Choice (1980)
87. Tears For Fears - Songs From The Big Chair (1985)
88. Metallica - Ride the Lightning (1984)
89. Genesis - Invisible Touch (1986)
90. Kraftwerk - Computer World (1981)
91. Eurythmics - Touch (1984)
92. Joy Division - Closer (1980)
93. Madonna - Like A Prayer (1989)
94. Peter Gabriel - Gabriel (III) (Melt) (1980)
95. Janet Jackson - Control (1986)
96. Slayer - Reign In Blood (1986)
97. The Jesus & Mary Chain - Psychocandy (1985)
98. REO Speedwagon - Hi Infidelity (1980)
99. Def Leppard - Pyromania (1983)
100. Hall & Oates - Private Eyes (1981)
101. George Michael - Faith (1987)


1990s

1. Nirvana - Nevermind (1991)
2. Radiohead - OK Computer (1997)
3. Pearl Jam - Ten (1991)
4. R.E.M. - Automatic For The People (1992)
5. U2 - Achtung Baby (1991)
6. Smashing Pumpkins - Mellon Collie And The Infinite Sadness (1995)
7. Nine Inch Nails - The Downward Spiral (1994)
8. Metallica - Metallica (The Black Album) (1991)
9. Red Hot Chili Peppers - Blood Sugar Sex Magik (1991)
10. Dr. Dre - The Chronic (1992)
11. Alanis Morissette - Jagged Little Pill (1995)
12. Beck - Odelay (1996)
13. Oasis - (What's The Story) Morning Glory? (1995)
14. Green Day - Dookie (1994)
15. Pearl Jam - Vs. (1993)
16. Smashing Pumpkins - Siamese Dream (1993)
17. Nirvana - In Utero (1993)
18. Radiohead - The Bends (1995)
19. Soundgarden - Superunknown (1994)
20. Blur - Parklife (1994)
21. Alice In Chains - Dirt (1992)
22. R.E.M. - Out Of Time (1991)
23. Public Enemy - Fear Of A Black Planet (1990)
24. Lauryn Hill - The Miseducation Of Lauryn Hill (1998)
25. Weezer - Weezer (Blue Album) (1994)
26. Jeff Buckley - Grace (1994)
27. Liz Phair - Exile In Guyville (1993)
28. Guns N' Roses - Use Your Illusion I (1991)
29. Depeche Mode - Violator (1990)
30. Foo Fighters - The Colour and the Shape (1997)
31. Pearl Jam - Vitalogy (1994)
32. Counting Crows - August & Everything After (1993)
33. Tool - Aenima (1996)
34. Red Hot Chili Peppers - Californication (1999)
35. Johnny Cash - American Recordings (1994)
36. The Black Crowes - Shake Your Money Maker (1990)
37. Moby - Play (1999)
38. Guns N' Roses - Use Your Illusion II (1991)
39. Hole - Live Through This (1994)
40. Wu-Tang Clan - Enter The Wu-Tang (36 Chambers) (1993)


2000-2015

1. Kanye West - My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy (2010)
2. Arcade Fire - The Suburbs (2010)
3. Green Day - American Idiot (2004)
4. Adele - 21 (2011)


Nominations for Round 3 of the 1990s Group Rankings are now open.

Each voter (including new voters to the project, who are welcome to join at any time) can nominate as many as 50 qualified albums that haven't been ranked yet (listed below). Voters must have at least 20 current nominations (or explain that they didn't think any other albums were worthy of nomination) for their nominations to be counted.

Here are the maximum number of replacement nominations available this round for each voter that has previously nominated albums for this group:

Darren - 12
AlexVoltaire - 10
Cheesecrop - 19
DarinRG - 17
Jennifer - 24
jtrichey - 11
Max - 21
Mike - 12
Nick - 13
Tom H. - 12

If you'd like additional replacement nominations, you'll need to specify which previously nominated album you would like to un-nominate.


Here is the list of qualified albums that haven't been ranked yet:

2pac - All Eyez on Me (1996)
2pac - Me Against The World (1995)
A Tribe Called Quest - Midnight Marauders (1993)
A Tribe Called Quest - The Low End Theory (1991)
Alice In Chains - Jar of Flies (1994)
Aphex Twin - Selected Ambient Works 85-92 (1992)
Arrested Development - 3 Years, 5 Months & 2 Days in the Life Of... (1992)
Beastie Boys - Ill Communication (1994)
Beck - Mellow Gold (1994)
Belle & Sebastian - If You're Feeling Sinister (1996)
Björk - Homogenic (1997)
Björk - Post (1995)
Blur - Blur (1997)
Blur - Modern Life Is Rubbish (1993)
Bob Dylan - Time Out Of Mind (1997)
Bush - Sixteen Stone (1994)
Daft Punk - Homework (1997)
Dave Matthews Band - Crash (1996)
Dave Matthews Band - Under The Table And Dreaming (1994)
De La Soul - De La Soul Is Dead (1991)
Elastica - Elastica (1995)
Elliott Smith - Either/Or (1997)
Eminem - The Slim Shady LP (1999)
Eric Clapton - Unplugged (1992)
Faith No More - Angel Dust (1992)
Fatboy Slim - You've Come a Long Way, Baby (1998)
Fiona Apple - Tidal (1996)
Foo Fighters - Foo Fighters (1995)
Garbage - Garbage (1995)
Gin Blossoms - New Miserable Experience (1992)
Green Day - Insomniac (1995)
Hootie & the Blowfish - Cracked Rear View (1994)
Ice Cube - Amerikkka's Most Wanted (1990)
Jane's Addiction - Ritual De Lo Habitual (1990)
Janet Jackson - janet. (1993)
Janet Jackson - The Velvet Rope (1997)
Jay-Z - Reasonable Doubt (1996)
Live - Throwing Copper (1994)
Lucinda Williams - Car Wheels on a Gravel Road (1998)
Mary J. Blige - What's the 411? (1992)
Massive Attack - Blue Lines (1991)
Massive Attack - Mezzanine (1998)
Michael Jackson - Dangerous (1991)
Missy Elliott - Supa Dupa Fly (1997)
My Bloody Valentine - Loveless (1991)
Nas - Illmatic (1994)
Neutral Milk Hotel - In The Aeroplane Over the Sea (1998)
Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds - Murder Ballads (1996)
Nirvana - MTV Unplugged In New York (1994)
No Doubt - Tragic Kingdom (1995)
Notorious B.I.G. - Ready To Die (1994)
Oasis - Definitely Maybe (1994)
Outkast - Aquemini (1998)
OutKast - ATLiens (1996)
Pantera - Cowboys From Hell (1990)
Pantera - Vulgar Display Of Power (1992)
Pavement - Crooked Rain, Crooked Rain (1994)
Pavement - Slanted and Enchanted (1992)
Pixies - Bossanova (1990)
PJ Harvey - Rid Of Me (1993)
PJ Harvey - To Bring You My Love (1995)
Portishead - Dummy (1994)
Primal Scream - Screamadelica (1991)
Pulp - Different Class (1995)
Rage Against the Machine - Evil Empire (1996)
Rage Against The Machine - Rage Against The Machine (1992)
Rage Against The Machine - The Battle Of Los Angeles (1999)
Sarah McLachlan - Fumbling Towards Ecstasy (1993)
Sheryl Crow - Tuesday Night Music Club (1993)
Sleater-Kinney - Dig Me Out (1997)
Snoop Doggy Dogg - Doggystyle (1993)
Sonic Youth - Goo (1990)
Soundgarden - Badmotorfinger (1991)
Stone Temple Pilots - Core (1992)
Stone Temple Pilots - Purple (1994)
Sublime - Sublime (1996)
The Chemical Brothers - Dig Your Own Hole (1997)
The Flaming Lips - The Soft Bulletin (1999)
The Fugees - The Score (1996)
The Verve - Urban Hymns (1997)
TLC - CrazySexyCool (1994)
Tom Petty - Wildflowers (1994)
Tool - Undertow (1993)
Tori Amos - Little Earthquakes (1992)
Tori Amos - Under The Pink (1994)
Weezer - Pinkerton (1996)
Whitney Houston and Various - The Bodyguard: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (1992)


There will be 3 days of replacement nominations. After the conclusion of replacement nominations, the approx. 25 albums with the most nominations will advance to this round's initial rankings to be qualified for final rankings. This round will rank 15 albums unless there is a tie at the end of the final rankings, in which case more than 15 albums could be ranked this round.


Replacement nominations will end at 10 PM Central on Sunday the 2nd.

Posted by Darren on Thursday, 09.29.16 @ 23:47pm


My replacement nominations:

A Tribe Called Quest - The Low End Theory (1991)
Bob Dylan - Time Out Of Mind (1997)
Bush - Sixteen Stone (1994)
Dave Matthews Band - Crash (1996)
Eric Clapton - Unplugged (1992)
Fiona Apple - Tidal (1996)
Gin Blossoms - New Miserable Experience (1992)
Jay-Z - Reasonable Doubt (1996)
Lucinda Williams - Car Wheels on a Gravel Road (1998)
No Doubt - Tragic Kingdom (1995)
Pantera - Cowboys From Hell (1990)
Pixies - Bossanova (1990)


For Your Consideration:

Rage Against The Machine - Rage Against The Machine (1992)
Nirvana - MTV Unplugged In New York (1994)
Tom Petty - Wildflowers (1994)
Rage Against the Machine - Evil Empire (1996)
Pavement - Crooked Rain, Crooked Rain (1994)
Rage Against The Machine - The Battle Of Los Angeles (1999)
Pavement - Slanted and Enchanted (1992)
Stone Temple Pilots - Purple (1994)
Tool - Undertow (1993)
Eminem - The Slim Shady LP (1999)
Soundgarden - Badmotorfinger (1991)
Weezer - Pinkerton (1996)
PJ Harvey - To Bring You My Love (1995)
Tori Amos - Under The Pink (1994)
Michael Jackson - Dangerous (1991)
Foo Fighters - Foo Fighters (1995)
Sonic Youth - Goo (1990)
The Fugees - The Score (1996)
Nas - Illmatic (1994)
Sheryl Crow - Tuesday Night Music Club (1993)

Posted by Darren on Thursday, 09.29.16 @ 23:49pm


A Tribe Called Quest - Midnight Marauders (1993)
Blur - Blur (1997)
Blur - Modern Life Is Rubbish (1993)
De La Soul - De La Soul Is Dead (1991)
Eric Clapton - Unplugged (1992)
Jay-Z - Reasonable Doubt (1996)
Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds - Murder Ballads (1996)
Rage Against The Machine - The Battle Of Los Angeles (1999)
Sheryl Crow - Tuesday Night Music Club (1993)
Soundgarden - Badmotorfinger (1991)
Tori Amos - Little Earthquakes (1992)
Tori Amos - Under The Pink (1994)

Posted by Tom H. on Friday, 09.30.16 @ 20:07pm


Some replacement nominations:

Bush - Sixteen Stone (1994)
De La Soul - De La Soul Is Dead (1991)
Outkast - Aquemini (1998)
Pavement - Crooked Rain, Crooked Rain (1994)
PJ Harvey - Rid Of Me (1993)

My top 5 remaining priorities:

TLC - CrazySexyCool (1994)
A Tribe Called Quest - Midnight Marauders (1993)
No Doubt - Tragic Kingdom (1995)
Lucinda Williams - Car Wheels on a Gravel Road (1998)
Aphex Twin - Selected Ambient Works 85-92 (1992)

Posted by AlexVoltaire on Friday, 09.30.16 @ 22:16pm


Replacements:

Janet Jackson - janet. (1993)
The Verve - Urban Hymns (1997)
TLC - CrazySexyCool (1994)

Posted by Jennifer on Sunday, 10.2.16 @ 18:52pm


2pac - All Eyez on Me (1996)
Dave Matthews Band - Crash (1996)
Eminem - The Slim Shady LP (1999)
Eric Clapton - Unplugged (1992)
Fatboy Slim - You've Come a Long Way, Baby (1998)
Michael Jackson - Dangerous (1991)
PJ Harvey - Rid Of Me (1993)
PJ Harvey - To Bring You My Love (1995)
Primal Scream - Screamadelica (1991)
Pulp - Different Class (1995)
Tori Amos - Little Earthquakes (1992)
Tori Amos - Under The Pink (1994)

Posted by Mike on Sunday, 10.2.16 @ 20:40pm


Round 3 Nominations for the 1990s Group are now closed.

The following 24 albums received at least 6 nominations and will be included in the Initial Rankings:

A Tribe Called Quest - The Low End Theory (1991)
Alice In Chains - Jar of Flies (1994)
Beck - Mellow Gold (1994)
Bush - Sixteen Stone (1994)
Dave Matthews Band - Crash (1996)
Dave Matthews Band - Under The Table And Dreaming (1994)
Eminem - The Slim Shady LP (1999)
Eric Clapton - Unplugged (1992)
Foo Fighters - Foo Fighters (1995)
Gin Blossoms - New Miserable Experience (1992)
Jane's Addiction - Ritual De Lo Habitual (1990)
Lucinda Williams - Car Wheels on a Gravel Road (1998)
Nas - Illmatic (1994)
Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds - Murder Ballads (1996)
No Doubt - Tragic Kingdom (1995)
Oasis - Definitely Maybe (1994)
PJ Harvey - To Bring You My Love (1995)
Rage Against The Machine - The Battle Of Los Angeles (1999)
Sheryl Crow - Tuesday Night Music Club (1993)
Sleater-Kinney - Dig Me Out (1997)
Soundgarden - Badmotorfinger (1991)
The Verve - Urban Hymns (1997)
TLC - CrazySexyCool (1994)
Tom Petty - Wildflowers (1994)


Any voter that would like to is eligible to vote in the Initial Rankings. To vote, rank 15 albums in order of preference. The highest-ranked song gets 15 points, the second-highest 14 points and so on.

The 15 albums that receive the most points (with more than 15 in the event of a tie for 15th) will be qualified for the final rankings vote for the 1990s group, to be ranked between #41 and #55 in the final rankings

There will be three days of initial ranking votes.

Rankings will end at 10 PM Central on Wednesday the 5th.

Posted by Darren on Monday, 10.3.16 @ 01:14am


Tom Petty - Wildflowers (1994) - 15
Rage Against The Machine - The Battle Of Los Angeles (1999) - 14
Eminem - The Slim Shady LP (1999) - 13
Soundgarden - Badmotorfinger (1991) - 12
PJ Harvey - To Bring You My Love (1995) - 11
Foo Fighters - Foo Fighters (1995) - 10
Nas - Illmatic (1994) - 9
Sheryl Crow - Tuesday Night Music Club (1993) - 8
Dave Matthews Band - Under The Table And Dreaming (1994) - 7
Oasis - Definitely Maybe (1994) - 6
Alice In Chains - Jar of Flies (1994) - 5
Beck - Mellow Gold (1994) - 4
Jane's Addiction - Ritual De Lo Habitual (1990) - 3
Sleater-Kinney - Dig Me Out (1997) - 2
TLC - CrazySexyCool (1994) - 1

Posted by Darren on Monday, 10.3.16 @ 01:18am


That's a great set of records.

TLC - CrazySexyCool (1994)- 15
No Doubt - Tragic Kingdom (1995)- 14
Eminem - The Slim Shady LP (1999)- 13
Lucinda Williams - Car Wheels on a Gravel Road (1998)- 12
A Tribe Called Quest - The Low End Theory (1991)- 11
Jane's Addiction - Ritual De Lo Habitual (1990)- 10
Rage Against The Machine - The Battle Of Los Angeles (1999)- 9
Dave Matthews Band - Crash (1996)- 8
Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds - Murder Ballads (1996)- 7
Sheryl Crow - Tuesday Night Music Club (1993)- 6
Nas - Illmatic (1994)- 5
Eric Clapton - Unplugged (1992)- 4
Gin Blossoms - New Miserable Experience (1992)- 3
The Verve - Urban Hymns (1997)- 2
Tom Petty - Wildflowers (1994)- 1

Posted by AlexVoltaire on Monday, 10.3.16 @ 01:49am


Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds - Murder Ballads (1996)15
PJ Harvey - To Bring You My Love (1995)14
Oasis - Definitely Maybe (1994)13
A Tribe Called Quest - The Low End Theory (1991)12
Soundgarden - Badmotorfinger (1991)11
The Verve - Urban Hymns (1997)10
Lucinda Williams - Car Wheels on a Gravel Road (1998)9
Nas - Illmatic (1994)8
Gin Blossoms - New Miserable Experience (1992)7
Beck - Mellow Gold (1994)6
Sleater-Kinney - Dig Me Out (1997)5
Jane's Addiction - Ritual De Lo Habitual (1990)4
Eminem - The Slim Shady LP (1999)3
Rage Against The Machine - The Battle Of Los Angeles (1999)2
Sheryl Crow - Tuesday Night Music Club (1993)1


Posted by DarinRG on Monday, 10.3.16 @ 02:42am


1. A Tribe Called Quest- The Low End Theory (1991) (15 pts)
2. Nas- Illmatic (1994) (14 pts)
3. The Verve- Urban Hymns (1997) (13 pts)
4. Oasis- Definitely Maybe (1994) (12 pts)
5. Jane's Addiction- Ritual De Lo Habitual (11 pts)
6. TLC- CrazySexyCool (1994) (10 pts)
7. Rage Against the Machine- The Battle of Los Angeles (1999) (9 pts)
8. Eminem- The Slim Shady LP (1999) (8 pts)
9. PJ Harvey- To Bring You My Love (1995) (7 pts)
10. No Doubt- Tragic Kingdom (1995) (6 pts)
11. Tom Petty- Wildflowers (1994) (5 pts)
12. Eric Clapton- Unplugged (1992) (4 pts)
13. Alice in Chains- Jar of Flies (1994) (3 pts)
14. Soundgarden- Badmotorfinger (1991) (2 pts)
15. Beck- Mellow Gold (1994) (1 pt)

Posted by Donnie on Monday, 10.3.16 @ 14:03pm


1. Rage Against The Machine - The Battle Of Los Angeles (1999) 15 pts
2. Bush - Sixteen Stone (1994)
3. Eminem - The Slim Shady LP (1999)
4. Lucinda Williams - Car Wheels on a Gravel Road (1998)
5. No Doubt - Tragic Kingdom (1995)
6. Beck - Mellow Gold (1994)
7. Oasis - Definitely Maybe (1994)
8. Sheryl Crow - Tuesday Night Music Club (1993)
9. Jane's Addiction - Ritual De Lo Habitual (1990)
10. Dave Matthews Band - Crash (1996)
11. Sleater-Kinney - Dig Me Out (1997)
12. The Verve - Urban Hymns (1997)
13. Soundgarden - Badmotorfinger (1991)
14. A Tribe Called Quest - The Low End Theory (1991)
15. Foo Fighters - Foo Fighters (1995)

Posted by jtrichey on Monday, 10.3.16 @ 23:28pm


Foo Fighters - Foo Fighters (1995) 15
Soundgarden - Badmotorfinger (1991) 14
Bush - Sixteen Stone (1994) 13
Rage Against The Machine - The Battle Of Los Angeles (1999) 12
Jane's Addiction - Ritual De Lo Habitual (1990) 11
Oasis - Definitely Maybe (1994) 10
Alice In Chains - Jar of Flies (1994) 9
Tom Petty - Wildflowers (1994) 8
Gin Blossoms - New Miserable Experience (1992) 7
Sleater-Kinney - Dig Me Out (1997) 6
Sheryl Crow - Tuesday Night Music Club (1993) 5
Lucinda Williams - Car Wheels on a Gravel Road (1998) 4
Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds - Murder Ballads (1996) 3
No Doubt - Tragic Kingdom (1995) 2
Dave Matthews Band - Under The Table And Dreaming (1994) 1

Posted by Mike on Tuesday, 10.4.16 @ 18:57pm


Gin Blossoms - New Miserable Experience (1992)-15
Dave Matthews Band - Crash (1996)-14
Lucinda Williams - Car Wheels on a Gravel Road (1998)-13
Dave Matthews Band - Under The Table And Dreaming (1994)-12
Oasis - Definitely Maybe (1994)-11
Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds - Murder Ballads (1996)-10
A Tribe Called Quest - The Low End Theory (1991)-9
TLC - CrazySexyCool (1994)-8
Jane's Addiction - Ritual De Lo Habitual (1990)-7
No Doubt - Tragic Kingdom (1995)-6
Eminem - The Slim Shady LP (1999)-5
Foo Fighters - Foo Fighters (1995)-4
Alice In Chains - Jar of Flies (1994)-3
Soundgarden - Badmotorfinger (1991)-2
Eric Clapton - Unplugged (1992)-1

Posted by Tom H. on Wednesday, 10.5.16 @ 08:30am


Sheryl Crow - Tuesday Night Music Club (1993) 15
Gin Blossoms - New Miserable Experience (1992) 14
No Doubt - Tragic Kingdom (1995) 13
Eric Clapton - Unplugged (1992) 12
Dave Matthews Band - Crash (1996) 11
Tom Petty - Wildflowers (1994) 10
Dave Matthews Band - Under The Table And Dreaming (1994) 9
The Verve - Urban Hymns (1997) 8
TLC - CrazySexyCool (1994) 7
Foo Fighters - Foo Fighters (1995) 6
Bush - Sixteen Stone (1994) 5
Beck - Mellow Gold (1994) 4
Jane's Addiction - Ritual De Lo Habitual (1990) 3
Oasis - Definitely Maybe (1994) 2
Sleater-Kinney - Dig Me Out (1997) 1

Posted by Jennifer on Wednesday, 10.5.16 @ 21:58pm


TLC - CrazySexyCool (1994) - 15
No Doubt - Tragic Kingdom (1995) -14
Sheryl Crow - Tuesday Night Music Club (1993) - 13
A Tribe Called Quest - The Low-End Theory (1991) - 12
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds - Murder Ballads (1996) - 11
Alice In Chains - Jar of Flies (1994) - 10
Nas - Illmatic (1994) - 9
Soundgarden - Badmotorfinger (1991) - 8
Tom Petty - Wildflowers (1994) - 7
Lucinda Williams - Car Wheels on a Gravel Road (1998) - 6
Beck - Mellow Gold (1994) - 5
Jane's Addiction - Ritual De Lo Habitual (1990) - 4
Eminem - The Slim Shady LP (1999) - 3
Oasis - Definitely Maybe (1994) - 2
Dave Matthews Band - Crash (1996) - 1

Posted by Nick on Wednesday, 10.5.16 @ 22:58pm


I missed last night's deadline, so we'll extend it to 10 PM tonight (Thursday).

Posted by Darren on Thursday, 10.6.16 @ 15:46pm


Initial Ranking voting is now closed.

Here are the final results (let me know ASAP if there are any errors):

No Doubt - Tragic Kingdom (1995) - 66
Oasis - Definitely Maybe (1994) - 65
A Tribe Called Quest - The Low End Theory (1991) - 61
Rage Against The Machine - The Battle Of Los Angeles (1999) - 61
Jane's Addiction - Ritual De Lo Habitual (1990) - 60
Eminem - The Slim Shady LP (1999) - 58
Lucinda Williams - Car Wheels on a Gravel Road (1998) - 56
Sheryl Crow - Tuesday Night Music Club (1993) - 56
TLC - CrazySexyCool (1994) - 56
Soundgarden - Badmotorfinger (1991) - 52
Gin Blossoms - New Miserable Experience (1992) - 46
Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds - Murder Ballads (1996) - 46
Tom Petty - Wildflowers (1994) - 46
Nas - Illmatic (1994) - 45
Dave Matthews Band - Crash (1996) - 40
______________________________

The Verve - Urban Hymns (1997) - 37
Foo Fighters - Foo Fighters (1995) - 36
Bush - Sixteen Stone (1994) - 32
PJ Harvey - To Bring You My Love (1995) - 32
Alice In Chains - Jar of Flies (1994) - 30
Beck - Mellow Gold (1994) - 30
Dave Matthews Band - Under The Table And Dreaming (1994) - 29
Eric Clapton - Unplugged (1992) - 21
Sleater-Kinney - Dig Me Out (1997) - 19


Voting is now open for the final rankings.

The following 15 albums have been qualified to be ranked between #41 and #55 in the 1990s rankings:

A Tribe Called Quest - The Low End Theory (1991)
Dave Matthews Band - Crash (1996)
Eminem - The Slim Shady LP (1999)
Gin Blossoms - New Miserable Experience (1992)
Jane's Addiction - Ritual De Lo Habitual (1990)
Lucinda Williams - Car Wheels on a Gravel Road (1998)
Nas - Illmatic (1994)
Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds - Murder Ballads (1996)
No Doubt - Tragic Kingdom (1995)
Oasis - Definitely Maybe (1994)
Rage Against The Machine - The Battle Of Los Angeles (1999)
Sheryl Crow - Tuesday Night Music Club (1993)
Soundgarden - Badmotorfinger (1991)
TLC - CrazySexyCool (1994)
Tom Petty - Wildflowers (1994)


To participate in the final rankings, rank all 15 albums in order of preference. The highest-ranked song gets 15 points, the second-highest 14 and so on.

In the event of a tie, the first tiebreaker is the album's score in this round's initial ranking. The second tiebreaker is determined by giving one point to each album for being the highest-ranked album on each individual's final ranking this round. The third tiebreaker is the same as the second tiebreaker, except for using the initial rankings. If the tie still isn't resolved, there will be a head-to-head tiebreaker vote after the conclusion of all rankings in the project.

There will be two days of final rankings.

Final rankings will end at 10 PM Central on Saturday the 8th.

Posted by Darren on Thursday, 10.6.16 @ 23:16pm


Tom Petty - Wildflowers (1994) - 15
Rage Against The Machine - The Battle Of Los Angeles (1999) - 14
Eminem - The Slim Shady LP (1999) - 13
Soundgarden - Badmotorfinger (1991) - 12
Nas - Illmatic (1994) - 11
Sheryl Crow - Tuesday Night Music Club (1993) - 10
Oasis - Definitely Maybe (1994) - 9
Jane's Addiction - Ritual De Lo Habitual (1990) - 8
TLC - CrazySexyCool (1994) - 7
A Tribe Called Quest - The Low End Theory (1991) - 6
Gin Blossoms - New Miserable Experience (1992) - 5
Lucinda Williams - Car Wheels on a Gravel Road (1998) - 4
No Doubt - Tragic Kingdom (1995) - 3
Dave Matthews Band - Crash (1996) - 2
Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds - Murder Ballads (1996) - 1

Posted by Darren on Thursday, 10.6.16 @ 23:21pm


Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds - Murder Ballads (1996) 15
Oasis - Definitely Maybe (1994) 14
A Tribe Called Quest - The Low End Theory (1991) 13
Soundgarden - Badmotorfinger (1991) 12
Lucinda Williams - Car Wheels on a Gravel Road (1998) 11
Gin Blossoms - New Miserable Experience (1992) 10
Nas - Illmatic (1994) 9
Jane's Addiction - Ritual De Lo Habitual (1990) 8
Eminem - The Slim Shady LP (1999) 7
Sheryl Crow - Tuesday Night Music Club (1993) 6
Rage Against The Machine - The Battle Of Los Angeles (1999) 5
Dave Matthews Band - Crash (1996) 4
No Doubt - Tragic Kingdom (1995) 3
Tom Petty - Wildflowers (1994) 2
TLC - CrazySexyCool (1994) 1

Posted by DarinRG on Friday, 10.7.16 @ 03:45am


TLC - CrazySexyCool (1994)- 15
No Doubt - Tragic Kingdom (1995)- 14
Eminem - The Slim Shady LP (1999)- 13
Lucinda Williams - Car Wheels on a Gravel Road (1998)- 12
A Tribe Called Quest - The Low End Theory (1991)- 11
Rage Against The Machine - The Battle Of Los Angeles (1999)- 10
Jane's Addiction - Ritual De Lo Habitual (1990)- 9
Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds - Murder Ballads (1996)- 8
Sheryl Crow - Tuesday Night Music Club (1993)- 7
Gin Blossoms - New Miserable Experience (1992)- 6
Nas - Illmatic (1994)- 5
Dave Matthews Band - Crash (1996)- 4
Soundgarden - Badmotorfinger (1991)- 3
Oasis - Definitely Maybe (1994)- 2
Tom Petty - Wildflowers (1994)- 1

Posted by AlexVoltaire on Saturday, 10.8.16 @ 01:47am



Gin Blossoms - New Miserable Experience (1992)-15
Dave Matthews Band - Crash (1996)-14
Lucinda Williams - Car Wheels on a Gravel Road (1998)-13
Oasis - Definitely Maybe (1994)-12
Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds - Murder Ballads (1996)-11
A Tribe Called Quest - The Low End Theory (1991)-10
TLC - CrazySexyCool (1994)-9
Jane's Addiction - Ritual De Lo Habitual (1990)-8
No Doubt - Tragic Kingdom (1995)-7
Eminem - The Slim Shady LP (1999)-6
Soundgarden - Badmotorfinger (1991)-5
Nas - Illmatic (1994)-4
Rage Against The Machine - The Battle Of Los Angeles (1999)-3
Sheryl Crow - Tuesday Night Music Club (1993)-2
Tom Petty - Wildflowers (1994)-1

Posted by Tom H. on Saturday, 10.8.16 @ 09:04am


Soundgarden - Badmotorfinger (1991) 15
Rage Against The Machine - The Battle Of Los Angeles (1999) 14
Jane's Addiction - Ritual De Lo Habitual (1990) 13
Oasis - Definitely Maybe (1994) 12
Tom Petty - Wildflowers (1994) 11
Gin Blossoms - New Miserable Experience (1992) 10
Sheryl Crow - Tuesday Night Music Club (1993) 9
Lucinda Williams - Car Wheels on a Gravel Road (1998) 8
Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds - Murder Ballads (1996) 7
No Doubt - Tragic Kingdom (1995) 6
Dave Matthews Band - Crash (1996) 5
Eminem - The Slim Shady LP (1999) 4
Nas - Illmatic (1994) 3
TLC - CrazySexyCool (1994) 2
A Tribe Called Quest - The Low End Theory (1991) 1

Posted by Mike on Saturday, 10.8.16 @ 14:02pm


A Tribe Called Quest - The Low End Theory (1991) - 15
TLC - CrazySexyCool (1994) - 14
No Doubt - Tragic Kingdom (1995) - 13
Tom Petty - Wildflowers (1994) - 12
Sheryl Crow - Tuesday Night Music Club (1993) - 11
Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds - Murder Ballads (1996) - 10
Soundgarden - Badmotorfinger (1991) - 9
Nas - Illmatic (1994) - 8
Lucinda Williams - Car Wheels on a Gravel Road (1998) - 7
Jane's Addiction - Ritual De Lo Habitual (1990) - 6
Dave Matthews Band - Crash (1996) - 5
Rage Against The Machine - The Battle Of Los Angeles (1999) - 4
Oasis - Definitely Maybe (1994) - 3
Eminem - The Slim Shady LP (1999) - 2
Gin Blossoms - New Miserable Experience (1992) - 1

Posted by Nick on Saturday, 10.8.16 @ 16:16pm


Sheryl Crow - Tuesday Night Music Club (1993) 15
Gin Blossoms - New Miserable Experience (1992) 14
No Doubt - Tragic Kingdom (1995) 13
Dave Matthews Band - Crash (1996) 12
Tom Petty - Wildflowers (1994) 11
TLC - CrazySexyCool (1994) 10
Jane's Addiction - Ritual De Lo Habitual (1990) 9
Oasis - Definitely Maybe (1994) 8
Lucinda Williams - Car Wheels on a Gravel Road (1998) 7
A Tribe Called Quest - The Low End Theory (1991) 6
Soundgarden - Badmotorfinger (1991) 5
Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds - Murder Ballads (1996) 4
Rage Against The Machine - The Battle Of Los Angeles (1999) 3
Nas - Illmatic (1994) 2
Eminem - The Slim Shady LP (1999) 1

Posted by Jennifer on Saturday, 10.8.16 @ 22:41pm


Final Rankings are now closed.

Here are the final results (let me know ASAP if there are any errors):

A Tribe Called Quest - The Low End Theory (1991) - 62 (61 Points In Initial Rankings)
Lucinda Williams - Car Wheels on a Gravel Road (1998) - 62 (56 Points In Initial Rankings)

Jane's Addiction - Ritual De Lo Habitual (1990) - 61 (60 Points In Initial Rankings)
Soundgarden - Badmotorfinger (1991) - 61 (52 Points In Initial Rankings)
Gin Blossoms - New Miserable Experience (1992) - 61 (46 Points In Initial Rankings)

Oasis - Definitely Maybe (1994) - 60 (65 Points In Initial Rankings)
Sheryl Crow - Tuesday Night Music Club (1993) - 60 (56 Points In Initial Rankings)

No Doubt - Tragic Kingdom (1995) - 59
TLC - CrazySexyCool (1994) - 58
Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds - Murder Ballads (1996) - 56

Rage Against The Machine - The Battle Of Los Angeles (1999) - 53 (61 Points In Initial Rankings)
Tom Petty - Wildflowers (1994) - 53 (46 Points In Initial Rankings)

Eminem - The Slim Shady LP (1999) - 46 (58 Points In Initial Rankings)
Dave Matthews Band - Crash (1996) - 46 (40 Points In Initial Rankings)

Nas - Illmatic (1994) - 42


Here are the updated rankings for each group:

Top 100 Overall

1. The Beatles - Sgt. Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band (1967)
2. Pink Floyd - Dark Side of the Moon (1973)
3. The Beach Boys - Pet Sounds (1966)
4. Led Zeppelin - Untitled (Led Zeppelin IV/ZOSO) (1971)
5. Nirvana - Nevermind (1991)
6. Michael Jackson - Thriller (1982)
7. Bob Dylan - Highway 61 Revisited (1965)
8. The Beatles - Revolver [UK] (1966)
9. The Doors - The Doors (1967)
10. The Beatles - Rubber Soul [UK] (1965)
11. The Jimi Hendrix Experience - Are You Experienced (1967)
12. The Clash - London Calling (1979)
13. The Beatles - Abbey Road (1969)
14. David Bowie - The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From Mars (1972)
15. U2 - The Joshua Tree (1987)
16. The Who - Who's Next (1971)
17. Prince & the Revolution - Purple Rain (1984)
18. Fleetwood Mac - Rumours (1977)
19. Marvin Gaye - What's Going On (1971)
20. Radiohead - OK Computer (1997)
21. Guns N' Roses - Appetite For Destruction (1987)
22. Pink Floyd - The Wall (1979)
23. Black Sabbath - Paranoid (1970)
24. Public Enemy - It Takes A Nation Of Millions To Hold Us Back (1988)
25. The Moody Blues - Days of Future Passed (1967)
26. The Beatles - The Beatles (1968)
27. Led Zeppelin - Led Zeppelin II (1969)
28. Bruce Springsteen - Born To Run (1975)
29. The Velvet Underground - The Velvet Underground And Nico (1967)
30. Carole King - Tapestry (1971)
31. The Rolling Stones - Exile On Main St. (1972)
32. Bob Dylan - Blonde On Blonde (1966)
33. Stevie Wonder - Songs in the Key of Life (1976)
34. Pearl Jam - Ten (1991)
35. Pink Floyd - Wish You Were Here (1975)
36. Ramones - Ramones (1976)
37. AC/DC - Back In Black (1980)
38. Bruce Springsteen - Born In The U.S.A. (1984)
39. N.W.A - Straight Outta Compton (1988)
40. R.E.M. - Automatic For The People (1992)
41. Miles Davis - Kind of Blue (1959)
42. Bob Marley & The Wailers - Exodus (1977)
43. U2 - Achtung Baby (1991)
44. Talking Heads - Remain In Light (1980)
45. Smashing Pumpkins - Mellon Collie And The Infinite Sadness (1995)
46. Simon & Garfunkel - Bridge Over Troubled Water (1970)
47. The Rolling Stones - Let it Bleed (1969)
48. Joni Mitchell - Blue (1971)
49. The Rolling Stones - Sticky Fingers (1971)
50. Van Morrison - Moondance (1970)
51. John Lennon - Imagine (1971)
52. The Eagles - Hotel California (1976)
53. Nine Inch Nails - The Downward Spiral (1994)
54. Kanye West - My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy (2010)
55. Curtis Mayfield - Superfly (1972)
56. Stevie Wonder - Innervisions (1973)
57. Kraftwerk - Autobahn (1974)
58. Johnny Cash - Johnny Cash At Folsom Prison (1968)
59. Bob Dylan - The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan (1963)
60. David Bowie - Hunky Dory (1971)
61. James Brown - Live At The Apollo (1963)
62. The Band - Music From Big Pink (1968)
63. Van Morrison - Astral Weeks (1968)
64. Metallica - Master of Puppets (1986)
65. T. Rex - Electric Warrior (1971)
66. The Doors - L.A. Woman (1971)
67. Peter Gabriel - So (1986)
68. Led Zeppelin - Physical Graffiti (1975)
69. George Harrison - All Things Must Pass (1970)
70. Led Zeppelin - Led Zeppelin (1969)
71. The Who - Tommy (1969)
72. Metallica - Metallica (The Black Album) (1991)
73. Neil Young - Harvest (1972)
74. Elton John - Goodbye Yellow Brick Road (1973)
75. Arcade Fire - The Suburbs (2010)
76. Bee Gees & Various Artists - Saturday Night Fever: The Original Movie Sound Track (1977)
77. Beastie Boys - Licensed To Ill (1986)
78. R.E.M. - Document (1987)
79. Red Hot Chili Peppers - Blood Sugar Sex Magik (1991)
80. Dr. Dre - The Chronic (1992)
81. The Zombies - Odessey And Oracle (1968)
82. The Smiths - The Queen is Dead (1986)
83. Cream - Disraeli Gears (1967)
84. Alanis Morissette - Jagged Little Pill (1995)
85. Creedence Clearwater Revival - Cosmo's Factory (1970)
86. Queen - A Night At The Opera (1975)
87. Green Day - American Idiot (2004)
88. Sly & The Family Stone - Stand! (1969)
89. Beck - Odelay (1996)
90. Tom Petty - Full Moon Fever (1989)
91. Oasis - (What's The Story) Morning Glory? (1995)
92. Prince & the Revolution - 1999 (1982)
93. Green Day - Dookie (1994)
94. Aretha Franklin - I Never Loved A Man The Way I Love You (1967)
95. Pearl Jam - Vs. (1993)
96. Smashing Pumpkins - Siamese Dream (1993)
97. Buddy Holly & The Crickets - The "Chirping" Crickets (1957)
98. The Rolling Stones - Beggars Banquet (1968)
99. Aerosmith - Toys In The Attic (1975)
100. Adele - 21 (2011)


Pre-1970

1. The Beatles - Sgt. Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band (1967)
2. The Beach Boys - Pet Sounds (1966)
3. Bob Dylan - Highway 61 Revisited (1965)
4. The Beatles - Revolver [UK] (1966)
5. The Doors - The Doors (1967)
6. The Beatles - Rubber Soul [UK] (1965)
7. The Jimi Hendrix Experience - Are You Experienced (1967)
8. The Beatles - Abbey Road (1969)
9. The Moody Blues - Days of Future Passed (1967)
10. The Beatles - The Beatles (1968)
11. Led Zeppelin - Led Zeppelin II (1969)
12. The Velvet Underground - The Velvet Underground And Nico (1967)
13. Bob Dylan - Blonde On Blonde (1966)
14. Miles Davis - Kind of Blue (1959)
15. The Rolling Stones - Let it Bleed (1969)
16. Johnny Cash - Johnny Cash At Folsom Prison (1968)
17. Bob Dylan - The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan (1963)
18. James Brown - Live At The Apollo (1963)
19. The Band - Music From Big Pink (1968)
20. Van Morrison - Astral Weeks (1968)
21. Led Zeppelin - Led Zeppelin (1969)
22. The Who - Tommy (1969)
23. The Zombies - Odessey And Oracle (1968)
24. Cream - Disraeli Gears (1967)
25. Sly & The Family Stone - Stand! (1969)
26. Aretha Franklin - I Never Loved A Man The Way I Love You (1967)
27. Buddy Holly & The Crickets - The "Chirping" Crickets (1957)
28. The Rolling Stones - Beggars Banquet (1968)
29. Jefferson Airplane - Surrealistic Pillow (1967)
30. Ray Charles - Modern Sounds in Country and Western Music (1962)
31. MC5 - Kick Out The Jams (1969)
32. The Doors - Strange Days (1967)
33. Bob Dylan - Bringing It All Back Home (1965)
34. Crosby, Stills & Nash - Crosby, Stills & Nash (1969)
35. Elvis Presley - Elvis Presley (1956)
36. The Jimi Hendrix Experience - Electric Ladyland (1968)
37. Love - Forever Changes (1967)
38. Bob Dylan - The Times They Are a-Changin' (1964)
39. Santana - Santana (1969)
40. The Kinks - The Kinks Are The Village Green Preservation Society (1968)
41. The Mothers of Invention - Freak Out! (1966)
42. King Crimson - In the Court of the Crimson King (1969)
43. The Beatles - A Hard Day's Night [UK] (1964)
44. Simon & Garfunkel - Bookends (1968)
45. The Beatles - Help! [UK] (1965)
46. Dusty Springfield - Dusty in Memphis (1969)
47 (tie). Big Brother and the Holding Company - Cheap Thrills (1968)
47 (tie). Creedence Clearwater Revival - Green River (1969)
49. Creedence Clearwater Revival - Willy and the Poor Boys (1969)
50. The Doors - Waiting For The Sun (1968)
51. The Stooges - The Stooges (1969)
52. Neil Young & Crazy Horse - Everybody Knows This is Nowhere (1969)
53. Otis Redding - Otis Blue: Otis Redding Sings Soul (1965)
54. Bo Diddley - Bo Diddley (1958)
55. The Flying Burrito Brothers - The Gilded Palace Of Sin (1969)
56. Simon & Garfunkel - Parsley, Sage, Rosemary, And Thyme (1966)
57. Etta James - At Last! (1961)
58. Aretha Franklin - Aretha: Lady Soul (1968)
59. Muddy Waters - At Newport 1960 (1960)
60. Chicago - Chicago Transit Authority (1969)
61. Chuck Berry - Is On Top (1959)
62. Peter, Paul and Mary - Peter, Paul and Mary (1962)
63. The Beatles - Magical Mystery Tour [US] (1967)
64. The Who - The Who Sell Out (1967)
65. The Byrds - Mr. Tambourine Man (1965)
66. The Beatles - Please Please Me (1963)
67. The Who - My Generation [UK] (1965)
68. Frank Sinatra - In The Wee Small Hours (1955)
69. The Byrds - Sweetheart Of The Rodeo (1968)
70. Little Richard - Here's Little Richard (1957)
71. Albert King - Born Under a Bad Sign (1967)
72. Procol Harum - Procol Harum (1967)
73. Cream - Fresh Cream (1966)
74. Buffalo Springfield - Buffalo Springfield Again (1967)
75. The Kinks - Something Else By The Kinks (1967)
76. The Velvet Underground - The Velvet Underground (1969)
77. John Coltrane - A Love Supreme (1965)
78. Traffic - Mr. Fantasy (1967)
79. Cream - Wheels Of Fire (1968)
80. Grateful Dead - Live/Dead (1969)
81. The Byrds - Younger Than Yesterday (1967)
82. The Jimi Hendrix Experience - Axis: Bold As Love (1967)
83. Frank Zappa And The Mothers Of Invention - Hot Rats (1969)
84. Howlin' Wolf - Howlin' Wolf (The Rockin' Chair Album) (1962)
85. The Beatles - With The Beatles (1963)
86. The Meters - Look-Ka Py Py (1969)
87. The Mamas And The Papas - If You Can Believe Your Eyes And Ears (1966)
88. John Coltrane - Giant Steps (1960)
89. Booker T. & The M.G.'s - Green Onions (1962)
90. The Band - The Band (1969)
91. Leonard Cohen - Songs Of Leonard Cohen (1967)
92. The Kinks - Arthur (Or the Decline and Fall of the British Empire) (1969)
93. Dick Dale and His Del-Tones - Surfer's Choice (1962)
94. Robert Johnson - King of the Delta Blues Singers (1961)
95. The Paul Butterfield Blues Band - East-West (1966)
96. The Supremes - Where Did Our Love Go (1964)
97. Ray Charles - Ray Charles (1957)
98. Ornette Coleman - The Shape of Jazz To Come (1959)
99. Dave Brubeck - Time Out (1959)
100. Silver Apples - Silver Apples (1968)
101. Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band - Trout Mask Replica (1969)


1970s

1. Pink Floyd - Dark Side of the Moon (1973)
2. Led Zeppelin - Untitled (Led Zeppelin IV/ZOSO) (1971)
3. The Clash - London Calling (1979)
4. David Bowie - The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From Mars (1972)
5. The Who - Who's Next (1971)
6. Fleetwood Mac - Rumours (1977)
7. Marvin Gaye - What's Going On (1971)
8. Pink Floyd - The Wall (1979)
9. Black Sabbath - Paranoid (1970)
10. Bruce Springsteen - Born To Run (1975)
11. Carole King - Tapestry (1971)
12. The Rolling Stones - Exile On Main St. (1972)
13. Stevie Wonder - Songs in the Key of Life (1976)
14. Pink Floyd - Wish You Were Here (1975)
15. Ramones - Ramones (1976)
16. Bob Marley & The Wailers - Exodus (1977)
17. Simon & Garfunkel - Bridge Over Troubled Water (1970)
18. Joni Mitchell - Blue (1971)
19. The Rolling Stones - Sticky Fingers (1971)
20. Van Morrison - Moondance (1970)
21. John Lennon - Imagine (1971)
22. The Eagles - Hotel California (1976)
23. Curtis Mayfield - Superfly (1972)
24. Stevie Wonder - Innervisions (1973)
25. Kraftwerk - Autobahn (1974)
26. David Bowie - Hunky Dory (1971)
27. T. Rex - Electric Warrior (1971)
28. The Doors - L.A. Woman (1971)
29. Led Zeppelin - Physical Graffiti (1975)
30. George Harrison - All Things Must Pass (1970)
31. Neil Young - Harvest (1972)
32. Elton John - Goodbye Yellow Brick Road (1973)
33. Bee Gees & Various Artists - Saturday Night Fever: The Original Movie Sound Track (1977)
34. Creedence Clearwater Revival - Cosmo's Factory (1970)
35. Queen - A Night At The Opera (1975)
36. Aerosmith - Toys In The Attic (1975)
37. Deep Purple - Machine Head (1972)
38. Boston - Boston (1976)
39. Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young - Deja Vu (1970)
40. Billy Joel - The Stranger (1977)
41. Derek & The Dominos - Layla & Other Assorted Love Songs (1970)
42. Sex Pistols - Never Mind The Bollocks, Here's The Sex Pistols (1977)
43. Neil Young - After the Gold Rush (1970)
44. Black Sabbath - Black Sabbath (1970)
45. Michael Jackson - Off the Wall (1979)
46. Jethro Tull - Aqualung (1971)
47. Kraftwerk - Trans-Europe Express (1977)
48. The Clash - The Clash [US] (1977)
49. AC/DC - Highway to Hell (1979)
50. John Lennon - John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band (1970)
51. The Cars - The Cars (1978)
52. Cheap Trick - Cheap Trick At Budokan (1978)
53. Paul McCartney & Wings - Band on the Run (1973)
54. The Who - Quadrophenia (1973)
55. Lou Reed - Transformer (1972)
56. Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers - Damn the Torpedoes (1979)
57. Blondie - Parallel Lines (1978)
58. Led Zeppelin - Houses of the Holy (1973)
59. Steely Dan - Aja (1977)
60. Patti Smith - Horses (1975)
61. Alice Cooper - Billion Dollar Babies (1973)
62. The Allman Brothers Band - At Fillmore East (1971)
63. Van Halen - Van Halen (1978)
64. James Taylor - Sweet Baby James (1970)
65. Janis Joplin - Pearl (1971)
66. Elvis Costello - My Aim Is True (1977)
67. Bruce Springsteen - Darkness on the Edge of Town (1978)
68. Santana - Abraxas (1970)
69. New York Dolls - New York Dolls (1973)
70. Bob Dylan - Blood On The Tracks (1975)
71. Big Star - #1 Record (1972)
72. Steve Miller Band - Fly Like An Eagle (1976)
73. Meat Loaf - Bat Out Of Hell (1977)
74. The Beatles - Let It Be (1970)
75. The Eagles - Eagles (1972)
76. The Doors - Morrison Hotel (1970)
77. Warren Zevon - Excitable Boy (1978)
78. Peter Frampton - Frampton Comes Alive! (1976)
79. Rush - 2112 (1976)
80. Cat Stevens - Tea For The Tillerman (1970)
81. Devo - Q: Are We Not Men? A: We Are Devo! (1978)
82. Chicago - Chicago (II) (1970)
83. Stevie Wonder - Talking Book (1972)
84. Lynyrd Skynyrd - Pronounced Leh-nerd Skin-nerd (1973)
85. Yes - The Yes Album (1971)
86. Heart - Dreamboat Annie (1976)
87. Supertramp - Breakfast in America (1979)
88. Talking Heads - More Songs About Buildings And Food (1978)
89. The Allman Brothers Band - Eat a Peach (1972)
90. The Cars - Candy-O (1979)
91. The Police - Outlandos d'Amour (1978)
92. Iggy Pop - Lust for Life (1977)
93. David Bowie - Aladdin Sane (1973)
94. Roxy Music - Roxy Music (1972)
95. Miles Davis - Bitches Brew (1970)
96. Sly & The Family Stone - There's A Riot Goin' On (1971)
97. Brian Eno - Ambient 1: Music For Airports (1978)
98. Yes - Fragile (1971)
99. David Bowie - Low (1977)
100. Jethro Tull - Thick As A Brick (1972)


1980s

1. Michael Jackson - Thriller (1982)
2. U2 - The Joshua Tree (1987)
3. Prince & the Revolution - Purple Rain (1984)
4. Guns N' Roses - Appetite For Destruction (1987)
5. Public Enemy - It Takes A Nation Of Millions To Hold Us Back (1988)
6. AC/DC - Back In Black (1980)
7. Bruce Springsteen - Born In The U.S.A. (1984)
8. N.W.A - Straight Outta Compton (1988)
9. Talking Heads - Remain In Light (1980)
10. Metallica - Master of Puppets (1986)
11. Peter Gabriel - So (1986)
12. Beastie Boys - Licensed To Ill (1986)
13. R.E.M. - Document (1987)
14. The Smiths - The Queen is Dead (1986)
15. Tom Petty - Full Moon Fever (1989)
16. Prince & the Revolution - 1999 (1982)
17. Dire Straits - Brothers in Arms (1985)
18. R.E.M. - Murmur (1983)
19. Paul Simon - Graceland (1986)
20. The Police - Synchronicity (1983)
21. The Clash - Combat Rock (1982)
22. Duran Duran - Rio (1982)
23. Sonic Youth - Daydream Nation (1988)
24. David Bowie - Let's Dance (1983)
25. Ozzy Osbourne - Blizzard Of Ozz (1980)
26. Pixies - Doolittle (1989)
27. Janet Jackson - Rhythm Nation 1814 (1989)
28. Run D.M.C. - Raising Hell (1986)
29. Van Halen - 1984 (1984)
30. The Replacements - Let It Be (1984)
31. Michael Jackson - Bad (1987)
32. Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble - Texas Flood (1983)
33. Metallica - ...And Justice For All (1988)
34. The Smiths - Meat Is Murder (1985)
35. Bruce Springsteen - The River (1980)
36. Kate Bush - Hounds of Love (1985)
37. Nine Inch Nails - Pretty Hate Machine (1989)
38. Beastie Boys - Paul's Boutique (1989)
39. The Cure - Disintegration (1989)
40. Motörhead - Ace Of Spades (1980)
41. Hüsker Dü - Zen Arcade (1984)
42. Eric B. & Rakim - Paid In Full (1987)
43. Iron Maiden - The Number of the Beast (1982)
44. Prince - Sign O' The Times (1987)
45. U2 - War (1983)
46. De La Soul - 3 Feet High and Rising (1989)
47. Dead Kennedys - Fresh Fruit For Rotting Vegetables (1980)
48. Rush - Moving Pictures (1981)
49. Depeche Mode - Music For The Masses (1987)
50. Judas Priest - British Steel (1980)
51. X - Los Angeles (1980)
52. Bruce Springsteen - Nebraska (1982)
53. The Police - Ghost in the Machine (1981)
54. Foreigner - 4 (1981)
55. Billy Idol - Rebel Yell (1983)
56. The Cars - Heartbeat City (1984)
57. R.E.M. - Green (1988)
58. The Replacements - Tim (1985)
59. Talking Heads - Speaking in Tongues (1983)
60. Black Flag - Damaged (1981)
61. The Clash - Sandinista! (1980)
62. INXS - Kick (1987)
63. Pixies - Surfer Rosa (1988)
64. Roxy Music - Avalon (1981)
65. Bonnie Raitt - Nick of Time (1989)
66. Cyndi Lauper - She's So Unusual (1983)
67. John Mellencamp - Scarecrow (1985)
68. The Rolling Stones - Tattoo You (1981)
69. Whitney Houston - Whitney Houston (1985)
70. Phil Collins - No Jacket Required (1985)
71. Talking Heads - Stop Making Sense (1984)
72. Madonna - Like A Virgin (1984)
73. The Pretenders - Pretenders (1980)
74. John Lennon & Yoko Ono - Double Fantasy (1980)
75. The Stone Roses - The Stone Roses (1989)
76. Violent Femmes - Violent Femmes (1983)
77. New Order - Power, Corruption & Lies (1983)
78. Echo & the Bunnymen - Echo & the Bunnymen (1987)
79. Yes - 90125 (1983)
80. Bon Jovi - Slippery When Wet (1986)
81. Hüsker Dü - New Day Rising (1985)
82. Bad Brains - Bad Brains (1982)
83. The Pogues - If I Should Fall From Grace With God (1988)
84. ZZ Top - Eliminator (1983)
85. Tom Waits - Rain Dogs (1985)
86. Devo - Freedom Of Choice (1980)
87. Tears For Fears - Songs From The Big Chair (1985)
88. Metallica - Ride the Lightning (1984)
89. Genesis - Invisible Touch (1986)
90. Kraftwerk - Computer World (1981)
91. Eurythmics - Touch (1984)
92. Joy Division - Closer (1980)
93. Madonna - Like A Prayer (1989)
94. Peter Gabriel - Gabriel (III) (Melt) (1980)
95. Janet Jackson - Control (1986)
96. Slayer - Reign In Blood (1986)
97. The Jesus & Mary Chain - Psychocandy (1985)
98. REO Speedwagon - Hi Infidelity (1980)
99. Def Leppard - Pyromania (1983)
100. Hall & Oates - Private Eyes (1981)
101. George Michael - Faith (1987)


1990s

1. Nirvana - Nevermind (1991)
2. Radiohead - OK Computer (1997)
3. Pearl Jam - Ten (1991)
4. R.E.M. - Automatic For The People (1992)
5. U2 - Achtung Baby (1991)
6. Smashing Pumpkins - Mellon Collie And The Infinite Sadness (1995)
7. Nine Inch Nails - The Downward Spiral (1994)
8. Metallica - Metallica (The Black Album) (1991)
9. Red Hot Chili Peppers - Blood Sugar Sex Magik (1991)
10. Dr. Dre - The Chronic (1992)
11. Alanis Morissette - Jagged Little Pill (1995)
12. Beck - Odelay (1996)
13. Oasis - (What's The Story) Morning Glory? (1995)
14. Green Day - Dookie (1994)
15. Pearl Jam - Vs. (1993)
16. Smashing Pumpkins - Siamese Dream (1993)
17. Nirvana - In Utero (1993)
18. Radiohead - The Bends (1995)
19. Soundgarden - Superunknown (1994)
20. Blur - Parklife (1994)
21. Alice In Chains - Dirt (1992)
22. R.E.M. - Out Of Time (1991)
23. Public Enemy - Fear Of A Black Planet (1990)
24. Lauryn Hill - The Miseducation Of Lauryn Hill (1998)
25. Weezer - Weezer (Blue Album) (1994)
26. Jeff Buckley - Grace (1994)
27. Liz Phair - Exile In Guyville (1993)
28. Guns N' Roses - Use Your Illusion I (1991)
29. Depeche Mode - Violator (1990)
30. Foo Fighters - The Colour and the Shape (1997)
31. Pearl Jam - Vitalogy (1994)
32. Counting Crows - August & Everything After (1993)
33. Tool - Aenima (1996)
34. Red Hot Chili Peppers - Californication (1999)
35. Johnny Cash - American Recordings (1994)
36. The Black Crowes - Shake Your Money Maker (1990)
37. Moby - Play (1999)
38. Guns N' Roses - Use Your Illusion II (1991)
39. Hole - Live Through This (1994)
40. Wu-Tang Clan - Enter The Wu-Tang (36 Chambers) (1993)
41. A Tribe Called Quest - The Low End Theory (1991)
42. Lucinda Williams - Car Wheels on a Gravel Road (1998)
43. Jane's Addiction - Ritual De Lo Habitual (1990)
44. Soundgarden - Badmotorfinger (1991)
45. Gin Blossoms - New Miserable Experience (1992)
46. Oasis - Definitely Maybe (1994)
47. Sheryl Crow - Tuesday Night Music Club (1993)
48. No Doubt - Tragic Kingdom (1995)
49. TLC - CrazySexyCool (1994)
50. Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds - Murder Ballads (1996)
51. Rage Against The Machine - The Battle Of Los Angeles (1999)
52. Tom Petty - Wildflowers (1994)
53. Eminem - The Slim Shady LP (1999)
54. Dave Matthews Band - Crash (1996)
55. Nas - Illmatic (1994)


2000-2015

1. Kanye West - My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy (2010)
2. Arcade Fire - The Suburbs (2010)
3. Green Day - American Idiot (2004)
4. Adele - 21 (2011)


Nominations for Round 4 of the 1990s Group Rankings are now open.

Each voter (including new voters to the project, who are welcome to join at any time) can nominate as many as 50 qualified albums that haven't been ranked yet (listed below). Voters must have at least 20 current nominations (or explain that they didn't think any other albums were worthy of nomination) for their nominations to be counted.

Here are the maximum number of replacement nominations available this round for each voter that has previously nominated albums for this group:

Darren - 14
AlexVoltaire - 17
Cheesecrop - 27
DarinRG - 24
Jennifer - 28
jtrichey - 19
Max - 28
Mike - 12
Nick - 24
Tom H. - 14

If you'd like additional replacement nominations, you'll need to specify which previously nominated album you would like to un-nominate.


Here is the list of qualified albums that haven't been ranked yet:

2pac - All Eyez on Me (1996)
2pac - Me Against The World (1995)
A Tribe Called Quest - Midnight Marauders (1993)
Alice In Chains - Jar of Flies (1994)
Aphex Twin - Selected Ambient Works 85-92 (1992)
Arrested Development - 3 Years, 5 Months & 2 Days in the Life Of... (1992)
Beastie Boys - Ill Communication (1994)
Beck - Mellow Gold (1994)
Belle & Sebastian - If You're Feeling Sinister (1996)
Björk - Homogenic (1997)
Björk - Post (1995)
Blur - Blur (1997)
Blur - Modern Life Is Rubbish (1993)
Bob Dylan - Time Out Of Mind (1997)
Bush - Sixteen Stone (1994)
Daft Punk - Homework (1997)
Dave Matthews Band - Under The Table And Dreaming (1994)
De La Soul - De La Soul Is Dead (1991)
Elastica - Elastica (1995)
Elliott Smith - Either/Or (1997)
Eric Clapton - Unplugged (1992)
Faith No More - Angel Dust (1992)
Fatboy Slim - You've Come a Long Way, Baby (1998)
Fiona Apple - Tidal (1996)
Foo Fighters - Foo Fighters (1995)
Garbage - Garbage (1995)
Green Day - Insomniac (1995)
Hootie & the Blowfish - Cracked Rear View (1994)
Ice Cube - Amerikkka's Most Wanted (1990)
Janet Jackson - janet. (1993)
Janet Jackson - The Velvet Rope (1997)
Jay-Z - Reasonable Doubt (1996)
Live - Throwing Copper (1994)
Mary J. Blige - What's the 411? (1992)
Massive Attack - Blue Lines (1991)
Massive Attack - Mezzanine (1998)
Michael Jackson - Dangerous (1991)
Missy Elliott - Supa Dupa Fly (1997)
My Bloody Valentine - Loveless (1991)
Neutral Milk Hotel - In The Aeroplane Over the Sea (1998)
Nirvana - MTV Unplugged In New York (1994)
Notorious B.I.G. - Ready To Die (1994)
Outkast - Aquemini (1998)
OutKast - ATLiens (1996)
Pantera - Cowboys From Hell (1990)
Pantera - Vulgar Display Of Power (1992)
Pavement - Crooked Rain, Crooked Rain (1994)
Pavement - Slanted and Enchanted (1992)
Pixies - Bossanova (1990)
PJ Harvey - Rid Of Me (1993)
PJ Harvey - To Bring You My Love (1995)
Portishead - Dummy (1994)
Primal Scream - Screamadelica (1991)
Pulp - Different Class (1995)
Rage Against the Machine - Evil Empire (1996)
Rage Against The Machine - Rage Against The Machine (1992)
Sarah McLachlan - Fumbling Towards Ecstasy (1993)
Sleater-Kinney - Dig Me Out (1997)
Snoop Doggy Dogg - Doggystyle (1993)
Sonic Youth - Goo (1990)
Stone Temple Pilots - Core (1992)
Stone Temple Pilots - Purple (1994)
Sublime - Sublime (1996)
The Chemical Brothers - Dig Your Own Hole (1997)
The Flaming Lips - The Soft Bulletin (1999)
The Fugees - The Score (1996)
The Verve - Urban Hymns (1997)
Tool - Undertow (1993)
Tori Amos - Little Earthquakes (1992)
Tori Amos - Under The Pink (1994)
Weezer - Pinkerton (1996)
Whitney Houston and Various - The Bodyguard: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (1992)


There will be 3 days of replacement nominations. After the conclusion of replacement nominations, the approx. 25 albums with the most nominations will advance to this round's initial rankings to be qualified for final rankings. This round will rank 15 albums unless there is a tie at the end of the final rankings, in which case more than 15 albums could be ranked this round.


Replacement nominations will end at 10 PM Central on Tuesday the 11th.

Posted by Darren on Sunday, 10.9.16 @ 00:01am


My replacement nominations:

2pac - Me Against The World (1995)
Arrested Development - 3 Years, 5 Months & 2 Days in the Life Of... (1992)
Daft Punk - Homework (1997)
Garbage - Garbage (1995)
Hootie & the Blowfish - Cracked Rear View (1994)
Janet Jackson - janet. (1993)
Mary J. Blige - What's the 411? (1992)
Massive Attack - Blue Lines (1991)
Pantera - Vulgar Display Of Power (1992)
PJ Harvey - Rid Of Me (1993)
Portishead - Dummy (1994)
Pulp - Different Class (1995)
Sarah McLachlan - Fumbling Towards Ecstasy (1993)
The Flaming Lips - The Soft Bulletin (1999)


For Your Consideration:

Rage Against The Machine - Rage Against The Machine (1992)
Nirvana - MTV Unplugged In New York (1994)
Rage Against the Machine - Evil Empire (1996)
Pavement - Crooked Rain, Crooked Rain (1994)
Pavement - Slanted and Enchanted (1992)
Stone Temple Pilots - Purple (1994)
Tool - Undertow (1993)
Weezer - Pinkerton (1996)
PJ Harvey - To Bring You My Love (1995)
Tori Amos - Under The Pink (1994)
Michael Jackson - Dangerous (1991)
Foo Fighters - Foo Fighters (1995)
Sonic Youth - Goo (1990)
The Fugees - The Score (1996)
Stone Temple Pilots - Core (1992)
Dave Matthews Band - Under The Table And Dreaming (1994)
Snoop Doggy Dogg - Doggystyle (1993)
Sublime - Sublime (1996)
Green Day - Insomniac (1995)
Alice In Chains - Jar of Flies (1994)

Posted by Darren on Sunday, 10.9.16 @ 00:04am


Arrested Development - 3 Years, 5 Months & 2 Days in the Life Of... (1992)
Beck - Mellow Gold (1994)
Belle & Sebastian - If You're Feeling Sinister (1996)
Bob Dylan - Time Out Of Mind (1997)
Faith No More - Angel Dust (1992)
Neutral Milk Hotel - In The Aeroplane Over the Sea (1998)
The Flaming Lips - The Soft Bulletin (1999)

Posted by Mike on Monday, 10.10.16 @ 19:47pm


2Pac- All Eyez on Me (1996)
Beastie Boys- Ill Communication (1994)
Faith No More- Angel Dust (1992)
Massive Attack- Blue Lines (1991)
Massive Attack- Mezzanine (1998)
Michael Jackson- Dangerous (1991)
Neutral Milk Hotel- In The Aeroplane Over the Sea (1998)
PJ Harvey- Rid Of Me (1993)
PJ Harvey- To Bring You My Love (1995)
Pulp- Different Class (1995)
Stone Temple Pilots- Purple (1994)
The Flaming Lips- The Soft Bulletin (1999)
Weezer- Pinkerton (1996)
Whitney Houston and Various- The Bodyguard: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (1992)

Posted by Tom H. on Tuesday, 10.11.16 @ 10:43am


2pac - Me Against The World (1995)
Bob Dylan - Time Out Of Mind (1997)
Massive Attack - Mezzanine (1998)
Pavement - Crooked Rain, Crooked Rain (1994)
PJ Harvey - To Bring You My Love (1995)
Stone Temple Pilots - Core (1992)
Sublime - Sublime (1996)
Tori Amos - Under The Pink (1994)

Posted by Jennifer on Tuesday, 10.11.16 @ 22:58pm


Round 4 Nominations for the 1990s Group are now closed.

The following 40 albums received at least 5 nominations and will be included in the Initial Rankings:

2pac - All Eyez on Me (1996)
2pac - Me Against The World (1995)
Alice In Chains - Jar of Flies (1994)
Arrested Development - 3 Years, 5 Months & 2 Days in the Life Of... (1992)
Beck - Mellow Gold (1994)
Bob Dylan - Time Out Of Mind (1997)
Bush - Sixteen Stone (1994)
Dave Matthews Band - Under The Table And Dreaming (1994)
De La Soul - De La Soul Is Dead (1991)
Eric Clapton - Unplugged (1992)
Fiona Apple - Tidal (1996)
Foo Fighters - Foo Fighters (1995)
Green Day - Insomniac (1995)
Hootie & the Blowfish - Cracked Rear View (1994)
Live - Throwing Copper (1994)
Michael Jackson - Dangerous (1991)
My Bloody Valentine - Loveless (1991)
Neutral Milk Hotel - In The Aeroplane Over the Sea (1998)
Nirvana - MTV Unplugged In New York (1994)
Notorious B.I.G. - Ready To Die (1994)
Outkast - Aquemini (1998)
Pavement - Crooked Rain, Crooked Rain (1994)
Pixies - Bossanova (1990)
PJ Harvey - Rid Of Me (1993)
PJ Harvey - To Bring You My Love (1995)
Pulp - Different Class (1995)
Rage Against The Machine - Rage Against The Machine (1992)
Sarah McLachlan - Fumbling Towards Ecstasy (1993)
Sleater-Kinney - Dig Me Out (1997)
Snoop Doggy Dogg - Doggystyle (1993)
Sonic Youth - Goo (1990)
Stone Temple Pilots - Core (1992)
Stone Temple Pilots - Purple (1994)
Sublime - Sublime (1996)
The Flaming Lips - The Soft Bulletin (1999)
The Verve - Urban Hymns (1997)
Tool - Undertow (1993)
Tori Amos - Little Earthquakes (1992)
Tori Amos - Under The Pink (1994)
Whitney Houston and Various - The Bodyguard: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (1992)


Any voter that would like to is eligible to vote in the Initial Rankings. To vote, rank 20 albums in order of preference. The highest-ranked song gets 20 points, the second-highest 19 points and so on.

The 15 albums that receive the most points (with more than 15 in the event of a tie for 15th) will be qualified for the final rankings vote for the 1990s group, to be ranked between #56 and #70 in the final rankings

There will be three days of initial ranking votes.

Rankings will end at 10 PM Central on Friday the 14th.

Posted by Darren on Wednesday, 10.12.16 @ 00:31am


Rage Against The Machine - Rage Against The Machine (1992) - 20
Nirvana - MTV Unplugged In New York (1994) - 19
Pavement - Crooked Rain, Crooked Rain (1994) - 18
Stone Temple Pilots - Purple (1994) - 17
Tool - Undertow (1993) - 16
PJ Harvey - To Bring You My Love (1995) - 15
Tori Amos - Under The Pink (1994) - 14
Michael Jackson - Dangerous (1991) - 13
Foo Fighters - Foo Fighters (1995) - 12
Sonic Youth - Goo (1990) - 11
Stone Temple Pilots - Core (1992) - 10
Dave Matthews Band - Under The Table And Dreaming (1994) - 9
Snoop Doggy Dogg - Doggystyle (1993) - 8
Sublime - Sublime (1996) - 7
Green Day - Insomniac (1995) - 6
Alice In Chains - Jar of Flies (1994) - 5
Tori Amos - Little Earthquakes (1992) - 4
Beck - Mellow Gold (1994) - 3
Whitney Houston and Various - The Bodyguard: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (1992) - 2
Sleater-Kinney - Dig Me Out (1997) - 1

Posted by Darren on Wednesday, 10.12.16 @ 00:33am


1. 2Pac- All Eyez on Me (1996) (20 pts)
2. Nirvana- MTV Unplugged in New York (1994) (19 pts)
3. Michael Jackson- Dangerous (1991) (18 pts)
4. The Verve- Urban Hymns (1997) (17 pts)
5. Rage Against the Machine- Rage Against the Machine (1992) (16 pts)
6. My Bloody Valentine- Loveless (1991) (15 pts)
7. The Notorious B.I.G.- Ready to Die (1994) (14 pts)
8. 2Pac- Me Against the World (1995) (13 pts)
9. The Flaming Lips- The Soft Bulletin (1999) (12 pts)
10. OutKast- Aquemini (199