My Top 50 Favourite Albums

I found a list of my top favourite 50 albums I’d made back in 2008, and I thought it would be fun to revisit and update. More than half of my picks remained the same, so my musical tastes haven’t undergone a dramatic change in the last ten years. Organising the albums in the exact order of preference is too much headache, so after the top two it’s a loose list.

1. PJ Harvey – To Bring You My Love
2. Rachel Unthank & The Winterset – The Bairns
3. Muse – Black Holes and Revelations
4. Pink Floyd – The Wall
5. Kate Bush – Hounds of Love
6. U2 – All That You Can’t Leave Behind
7. Sigur Ros – Ágætis Byrjun
8. Sleater-Kinney – One Beat
9. Mark Lanegan – Bubblegum
10. Liz Phair – Exile in Guyville

11. Tori Amos – From the Choirgirl Hotel
12. Pink Floyd – Wish You Were Here
13. PJ Harvey – White Chalk
14. Fever Ray – Fever Ray
15. Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds – Push the Sky Away
16. The Velvet Underground – The Velvet Underground & Nico
17. Dead Can Dance – Aion
18. Muse – The Resistance
19. The Drones – Gala Mill
20. Pink Floyd – Animals

21. PJ Harvey – Rid of Me
22. Kanye West – My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy
23. Sonic Youth – Goo
24. M.I.A. – Kala
25. Manu Chao – Próxima Estación: Esperanza
26. The Smiths – The Queen Is Dead
27. The Doors – L.A. Woman
28. The Knife – Silent Shout
29. David Gilmour – On An Island
30. Pixies – Doolittle

31. Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds – Abattoir Blues/The Lyre of Orpheus
32. Pink Floyd – Piper at the Gates of Dawn
33. Metallica – Metallica
34. U2 – The Unforgettable Fire
35. Elbow – The Seldom Seen Kid
36. The Prodigy – The Fat of The Land
37. The Doors – Strange Days
38. Tinariwen – Amassakoul
39. Lisa Gerrard & Patrick Cassidy – Immortal Memory
40. Mr Bungle – California

41. Bjork – Vespertine
42. Doves – Lost Souls
43. Massive Attack – Mezzanine
44. Nick Drake – Pink Moon
45. Beth Gibbons & Rustin Man – Out of Season
46. Pete Namlook & Burhan Öçal – Sultan Osman
47. Kino – Blood Type
48. Gillian Welch – The Harrow & The Harvest
49. Georgia – Georgia
50. John Grant – Queen of Denmark

Honourable mentions that almost made it:
The Clash – London Calling
The Clash – The Clash
Kylie Minogue – Impossible Princess
The Breeders – Pod
Lou Reed – Transformer
Sufjan Stevens – Illinois
The Flaming Lips – Yoshimi Battles The Pink Robots
Madonna – Confessions On A Dancefloor
Muse – Absolution
These New Puritans – Beat Pyramid
The Who – Who’s Next

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2 comments

  1. While tastes of course differ drastically, we actually have a few in common (Nick Cave, push the sky away – such a great album after all of these years!), Pixies and some more.
    Interesting!

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