Rock and Roll Hall of Fame presents the Top 200 "must have" albums

Wandler

@nwandler
The National Association of Recording Merchandisers (NARM) and the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame have put together a list of 200 albums that should be in every music collection. As NARM president Jim Donio puts it, they are "albums that have consistently excited record buyers over the years and those that have the potential for continued success based on enduring popularity.... The inevitable debate about the 200 must-own albums will underscore just how much the music and the art form mean to everyone."
1. BEATLES – SGT. PEPPER’S LONELY HEARTS CLUB BAND :thumbup:
2. PINK FLOYD – DARK SIDE OF THE MOON :thumbup:
3. MICHAEL JACKSON – THRILLER
4. LED ZEPPELIN – LED ZEPPELIN IV :thumbup:
5. U2 – JOSHUA TREE :thumbup:
6. ROLLING STONES – EXILE ON MAIN STREET
7. CAROLE KING – TAPESTRY
8. BOB DYLAN – HIGHWAY ‘61 REVISITED
9. BEACH BOYS – PET SOUNDS
10. NIRVANA – NEVERMIND :thumbup:
11. PEARL JAM – TEN :thumbup:
12. BEATLES – ABBEY ROAD
13. SANTANA – SUPERNATURAL
14. METALLICA – METALLICA :thumbup:
15. BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN – BORN TO RUN
16. PRINCE – PURPLE RAIN
17. AC/DC – BACK IN BLACK :thumbup:
18. ROLLING STONES – LET IT BLEED
19. DOORS – DOORS
20. GRATEFUL DEAD – AMERICAN BEAUTY
21. SHANIA TWAIN – COME ON OVER :uhh:
22. WHO – WHO’S NEXT
23. STEVIE WONDER – SONGS IN THE KEY OF LIFE
24. FLEETWOOD MAC – RUMOURS
25. PINK FLOYD – WALL
26. ALANIS MORISSETTE – JAGGED LITTLE PILL :wtf:
27. NORAH JONES – COME AWAY WITH ME
28. EMINEM – MARSHALL MATHERS LP
29. OUTKAST – SPEAKERBOXX-LOVE BELOW
30. DR. DRE – CHRONIC :thumbup:
31. BEASTIE BOYS – LICENSED TO ILL
32. GUNS ‘N ROSES –APPETITE FOR DESTRUCTION
33. DIXIE CHICKS – WIDE OPEN SPACES :thumbdown:
34. MILES DAVIS – KIND OF BLUE
35. EAGLES – HOTEL CALIFORNIA
36. DEF LEPPARD – HYSTERIA
37. KORN - FREAK ON A LEASH
38. MARVIN GAYE – WHAT’S GOING ON
39. BEATLES – WHITE ALBUM
40. SOUNDTRACK – SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER
41. JIMI HENDRIX – ARE YOU EXPERIENCED?
42. BEATLES – REVOLVER
43. BOSTON – BOSTON
44. BON JOVI – SLIPPERY WHEN WET
45. U2 – ACHTUNG BABY
46. WHITNEY HOUSTON – WHITNEY HOUSTON :thumbdown:
47. LED ZEPPELIN – LED ZEPPELIN II
48. DAVE MATTHEWS BAND – CRASH
49. ROLLING STONES – STICKY FINGERS
50. GREEN DAY – DOOKIE :thumbup:
51. LED ZEPPELIN – HOUSES OF THE HOLY
52. JONI MITCHELL – BLUE
53. ELVIS PRESLEY – ELVIS AT SUN
54. AEROSMITH – TOYS IN THE ATTIC
55. LAURYN HILL – MISEDUCATION OF LAURYN HILL :sleep:
56. BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN – BORN IN THE U.S.A.
57. 50 CENT – GET RICH OR DIE TRYIN’
58. AC/DC – HIGHWAY TO HELL
59. NOTORIOUS B.I.G. – LIFE AFTER DEATH
60. VAN HALEN – VAN HALEN
61. GREEN DAY – AMERICAN IDIOT
62. BLACK SABBATH – PARANOID :thumbup:
63. EMINEM – EMINEM SHOW
64. JEWEL – PIECES OF YOU
65. COLDPLAY – RUSH OF BLOOD TO THE HEAD
66. MEATLOAF – BAT OUT OF HELL
67. USHER – CONFESSIONS :lol:
68. KID ROCK – DEVIL WITHOUT A CAUSE :lol:
69. GEORGE HARRISON – ALL THINGS MUST PASS
70. BILLY JOEL – STRANGER
71. EAGLES – HELL FREEZES OVER
72. VAN MORRISON – MOONDANCE
73. REM – AUTOMATIC FOR THE PEOPLE
74. PHIL COLLINS – NO JACKET REQUIRED
75. METALLICA – MASTER OF PUPPETS :thumbup:
76. FAITH HILL – BREATHE :uhh:
77. JOHNNY CASH – AT FOLSOM PRISON
78. JOHN COLTRANE – LOVE SUPREME
79. PINK FLOYD – WISH YOU WERE HERE :thumbup:
80. MICHAEL JACKSON – OFF THE WALL
81. MARVIN GAYE – LET’S GET IT ON
82. BOB SEGER – NIGHT MOVES
83. PAUL SIMON – GRACELAND
84. LINKIN PARK – HYBRID THEORY
85. PRINCE – 1999
86. DEF LEPPARD – PYROMANIA
87. JANET JACKSON – CONTROL :thumbdown:
88. RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS – BLOOD SUGAR SEX MAGIK :thumbup:
89. DIRE STRAITS – BROTHERS IN ARMS
90. TUPAC – ALL EYEZ ON ME
91. MATCHBOX TWENTY – YOURSELF OR SOMEONE LIKE YOU
92. RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS – CALIFORNICATION
93. LED ZEPPELIN – PHYSICAL GRAFFITI
94. NELLY – COUNTRY GRAMMAR :disgust:
95. CREED – HUMAN CLAY
96. CLASH – LONDON CALLING :thumbup:
97. CELINE DION – FALLING INTO YOU :lol:
98. NEIL YOUNG – HARVEST
99. SOUNDTRACK – DIRTY DANCING
100. DIXIE CHICKS – HOME :sleep:
101. TOM PETTY – FULL MOON FEVER
102. VAN HALEN – 1984
103. SOUNDTRACK – TITANIC :lol:
104. CROSBY STILLS & NASH – DÉJÀ VU
105. TLC – CRAZYSEXYCOOL :thumbdown:
106. BECK – ODELAY
107. KENNY G – BREATHLESS
108. NWA. – STRAIGHT OUTTA COMPTON
109. SEX PISTOLS – NEVER MIND THE BOLLOCKS
110. BEATLES – RUBBER SOUL
111. RADIOHEAD – O.K. COMPUTER
112. SIMON & GARFUNKEL – BRIDGE OVER TROUBLED WATER
113. DIXIE CHICKS – FLY :sleep:
114. METALLICA – AND JUSTICE FOR ALL :thumbup:
115. MICHAEL JACKSON – DANGEROUS
116. MARIAH CAREY – DAYDREAM :thumbdown:
117. SOUNDTRACK – TOP GUN :lol:
118. ELTON JOHN – GOODBYE YELLOW BRICK ROAD
119. POLICE – SYNCHRONICITY
120. NO DOUBT – TRAGIC KINGDOM :crazy:
121. ROLLING STONES – BEGGAR’S BANQUET
122. R KELLY – R
123. TOOL – LATERALUS :thumbup:
124. OASIS – WHAT’S THE STORY MORNING GLORY
125. BOB MARLEY – EXODUS
126. JOURNEY – ESCAPE
127. CHRISTINA AGUILERA – CHRISTINA AGUILERA :wtf:
128. JAY-Z – BLUEPRINT :uhh:
129. ALICIA KEYS – DIARY OF ALICIA KEYS :thumbdown:
130. SOUNDTRACK – O BROTHER WHERE ART THOU?
131. CARS – CARS
132. ENYA – DAY WITHOUT RAIN :sleep:
133. NATALIE COLE – UNFORGETTABLE WITH LOVE NATALIE COLE
134. SOUNDTRACK – FOOTLOOSE
135. LIONEL RICHIE – CAN’T SLOW DOWN
136. SARAH MCLACHLAN – SURFACING :wtf:
137. BONNIE RAITT – NICK OF TIME
138. METALLICA – RIDE THE LIGHTNING :thumbup:
139. SHERYL CROW – TUESDAY NIGHT MUSIC CLUB :sleep:
140. FRANK SINATRA – IN THE WEE SMALL HOURS
141. EARTH WIND FIRE – GRATITUDE
142. ZZ TOP – ELIMINATOR
143. WILLIE NELSON – RED HEADED STRANGER
144. JOHN LENNON – IMAGINE
145. TONI BRAXTON – TONI BRAXTON :lol:
146. ETTA JAMES – AT LAST
147. ELVIS PRESLEY – ELVIS PRESLEY
148. CAT STEVENS – TEA FOR THE TILLERMAN
149. SMASHING PUMPKINS – MELLON COLLIE & THE INFINITE SADNESS :thumbup:
150. DAVE BRUBECK – TIME OUT
151. JANET JACKSON – JANET
152. QUEEN – A NIGHT AT THE OPERA
153. OZZY OSBOURNE – BLIZZARD OF OZZ :thumbup:
154. WILL SMITH – BIG WILLIE STYLE :lol:
155. PRINCE – SIGN OF THE TIMES
156. PUBLIC ENEMY – IT TAKES A NATION OF MILLIONS TO HOLD US BACK
157. BOB DYLAN – BLOOD ON THE TRACKS
158. GEORGE – MICHAEL FAITH
159. BOYZ II MEN – COOLEYHIGHHARMONY :lol:
160. DESTINY’S CHILD – WRITING’S ON THE WALL :disgust:
161. JAY-Z – BLACK ALBUM
162. AVRIL LAVIGNE – LET GO :thumbdown:
163. FUGEES – SCORE
164. MADONNA – LIKE A VIRGIN :wtf:
165. LED ZEPPELIN – LED ZEPPELIN :thumbup:
166. STEVIE RAY VAUGHN – TEXAS FLOOD
167. STONE TEMPLE PILOTS – CORE :thumbup:
168. ORIGINAL CAST – PHANTOM OF THE OPERA HIGHLIGHTS
169. JETHRO TULL – AQUALUNG
170. TUPAC – ME AGAINST THE WORLD
171. DAVID BOWIE – RISE AND FALL OF ZIGGY STARDUST
172. SHAKIRA – LAUNDRY SERVICE :thumbdown:
173. SOUNDTRACK – FORREST GUMP :uhh:
174. AL GREEN – CALL ME
175. CURTIS MAYFIELD – SUPERFLY
176. LIVE – THROWING COPPER
177. GEORGE BENSON – BREEZIN’
178. WHITE STRIPES – WHITE BLOOD CELLS :thumbup:
179. LYNYRD SKYNYRD – PRONOUNCED LEH-NERD SKIN-ERD
180. SADE – DIAMOND LIFE
181. FLEETWOOD MAC – FLEETWOOD MAC
182. PAUL MCCARTNEY & WINGS – BAND ON THE RUN
183. BEYONCE – DANGEROUSLY IN LOVE :disgust:
184. ANITA BAKER – RAPTURE
185. NAS – IIIMATIC
186. BARBRA STREISAND – A STAR IS BORN :wtf:
187. EARTH WIND FIRE – THAT’S THE WAY OF THE WORLD
188. ANITA BAKER – RHYTHM OF LOVE
189. JAY-Z – IN MY LIFETIME VOL 1
190. LL COOL J – MAMA SAID KNOCK YOU OUT :uhh:
191. STEELY DAN – AJA
192. WILLIE NELSON – STARDUST
193. ARETHA FRANKLIN – SPARKLE
194. ANDREA BOCELLI – ANDREA
195. BOB DYLAN – BRINGING IT ALL BACK HOME
196. LUTHER VANDROSS – NEVER TOO MUCH
197. U2 – ALL THAT YOU CAN’T LEAVE BEHIND
198. RUSH – 2112
199. OUTKAST – AQUEMINI
200. GRAND FUNK RAILROAD – WE’RE AN AMERICAN BAND

With my thoughts on it...

I think a lot of bands are missing that should be on it and some that should not be included...
 

novaspyder

Crash and Burn
The National Association of Recording Merchandisers (NARM) and the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame have put together a list of 200 albums that should be in every music collection. As NARM president Jim Donio puts it, they are "albums that have consistently excited record buyers over the years and those that have the potential for continued success based on enduring popularity.... The inevitable debate about the 200 must-own albums will underscore just how much the music and the art form mean to everyone."


With my thoughts on it...

so basically you dont think any female artists should be included...
 

itsuhgreen302

Reformed member of 3.8
i think the fugee's should be up more..they're album is pure classic ! i need another copy !:thumbup:

al green should of been up higher too..imho...:thumbup:

the chronic got its dues..:thumbup:

50 cents cd shouldnt be on there:thumbdown:

jayz blue print was a decent cd..:rolleyes:

outkast's aquemini should be before speakerboxx :idea:

and luther vandross should be higher up !
 

sgramer

Big LoZer
Wow, Pink Floyd sure made it on that list a lot.
I am surprised Rush Moving Pictures is not on there.
 

quintz71

New Member
That list is out of the box... it does not include Rob Zombie, or White Zombie.:thumbdown:


Seriously, it does have some great bands on there, but other I'm like WTF!!! Dixie Chicks!?!?!
 

tehnick

ʞɔıuɥǝʇ
Lots of good albums on there, but lots of shitty ones. More shitty ones than good ones, IMHO.
 

BlueSHO

New Member
Shania Twain shows up at #21....yet Hendrix doesn't make an appearance until #41.... :wtf: I'm not dissing on Shania...but nearly every song on "Are You Experienced?" has been known by most Americans for the past 3 decades.

And what about RATM??? They were one of the most original and incindiary bands of the recent past. :disgust:

Also a bit disappointed to not see the album in my sig make the cut.... :(

So...is this thing supposed to be a "ranking", as in higher is better, or is it just a "list", where all are considered equal??? :confused:
 

Wandler

@nwandler
Shania Twain shows up at #21....yet Hendrix doesn't make an appearance until #41.... :wtf: I'm not dissing on Shania...but nearly every song on "Are You Experienced?" has been known by most Americans for the past 3 decades.

And what about RATM??? They were one of the most original and incindiary bands of the recent past. :disgust:

Also a bit disappointed to not see the album in my sig make the cut.... :(

So...is this thing supposed to be a "ranking", as in higher is better, or is it just a "list", where all are considered equal??? :confused:

#96... ;) I found it and Im drunk... :lol:
 
ac/dc on their twice (although for those about to rock is a better album than highway to hell imo) :thumbup:

dixie chicks on their 3 ****ing times? :thumbdown:

this list is based purely on sales
 
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