my favourite albums

My 200 favourite albums, in order of preference. My knowledge of music is pretty narrow (only 19 of these were released before 1980). That’s why I didn’t call it ‘the 200 best albums ever made’.

1. Radiohead – OK Computer
2. U2 – Zooropa
3. Bob Dylan – Time Out Of Mind
4. Elvis Costello and the Attractions – Blood & Chocolate
5. The Chemical Brothers – Dig Your Own Hole
6. Fiona Apple – When the Pawn…
7. Peter Gabriel – Peter Gabriel (1980)
8. Death Cab For Cutie – Transatlanticism
9. Leonard Cohen – The Future
10. Elvis Costello – When I Was Cruel

11. R.E.M. – Automatic for the People
12. Sinéad O’Connor – I Do Not Want What I Haven’t Got
13. Joseph Arthur – Come To Where I’m From
14. Wilco – Yankee Hotel Foxtrot
15. Arcade Fire – Neon Bible
16. Neil Young – Freedom
17. The Beatles – Magical Mystery Tour
18. Michel Rivard – Un trou dans les nuages
19. Do Make Say Think – Winter Hymn Country Hymn Secret Hymn
20. Kate Bush – Hounds of Love
21. Radiohead – Kid A
22. Peter Gabriel – Passion
23. Aimee Mann – Bachelor No.2 or, the last remains of the dodo
24. Kate Bush – The Sensual World
25. Hole – Live Through This
26. Fiona Apple – Extraordinary Machine
27. Madonna – Ray of Light
28. Radiohead – In Rainbows
29. Beck – The Information
30. Suzanne Vega – Solitude Standing
31. Nirvana – Nevermind
32. Suzanne Vega – Nine Objects of Desire
33. Beck – Odelay
34. Peter Gabriel – So
35. Bjork – Homogenic
36. Guns n’ Roses – Use Your Illusion I
37. R.E.M. – Document
38. Suzanne Vega – 99.9 F
39. k.d. lang – Absolute Torch and Twang
40. Low – Drums and Guns
41. Sinéad O’Connor – Faith and Courage
42. Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds – Let Love In
43. Neil Young – Harvest Moon
44. k.d. lang – All You Can Eat
45. U2 – The Joshua Tree
46. The Strokes – Is This It?
47. Joseph Arthur – Our Shadows Will Remain
48. Bruce Springsteen – Born in the U.S.A.
49. Bjork – Vespertine
50. Clearlake – Cedars
51. k.d. lang – Drag
52. Nirvana – In Utero
53. Sarah McLachlan – Fumbling Towards Ecstasy
54. R.E.M. – Up
55. R.E.M. – Green
56. Bob Dylan – Highway 61 Revisited
57. Bruce Springsteen – Nebraska
58. Bob Dylan – Love and Theft
59. Cyndi Lauper – She’s So Unusual
60. Do Make Say Think – Goodbye Enemy Airship The Landlord Is Dead
61. Fiona Apple – Tidal
62. Wilco – Summerteeth
63. The Art of Noise – In Visible Silence
64. Goldfrapp – Felt Mountain
65. R.E.M. – New Adventures in Hi-Fi
66. The White Stripes – Elephant
67. U2 – Achtung Baby
68. Pulp – This is Hardcore
69. Rufus Wainwright – Rufus Wainwright
70. Sonic Youth – Washing Machine
71. Bjork – Post
72. Aimee Mann – Lost in Space
73. Pulp – We Love Life
74. The Walkmen – Bows + Arrows
75. Patty Griffin – Living With Ghosts
76. Depeche Mode – Music for the Masses
77. Sinéad O’Connor – The Lion and the Cobra
78. Do Make Say Think – Do Make Say Think
79. Beck – Mellow Gold
80. DJ Shadow – Endtroducing
81. Death Cab For Cutie – Plans
82. Sonic Youth – Dirty
83. Kanye West – Yeezus
84. Clearlake – Lido
85. Rufus Wainwright – Want One
86. The Beach Boys – Pet Sounds
87. Beck – Sea Change
88. Do Make Say Think – Other Truths
89. Death Cab For Cutie – Narrow Stairs
90. Bruce Springsteen – The Rising
91. Beck – Midnite Vultures
92. Peter Gabriel – Up
93. Til Tuesday – Everything’s Different Now
94. Pet Shop Boys – Actually
95. Patty Griffin – 1000 Kisses
96. U2 – Rattle and Hum
97. The Beatles – Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band
98. Kraftwerk – Electric Café
99. The Beta Band – The Three EPs
100. Pet Shop Boys – Introspective
101. Radiohead – Hail to the Thief
102. The Beatles – Rubber Soul
103. The Beatles – Abbey Road
104. Led Zeppelin – Led Zeppelin IV
105. Elvis Costello & The Imposters – The Delivery Man
106. Beck – Guero
107. Fleetwood Mac – Tango In The Night
108. Beck – Modern Guilt
109. Sinéad O’Connor – Universal Mother
110. R.E.M. – Monster
111. Ween – Pure Guava
112. Bjork – Medúlla
113. Dirty Three – Dirty Three
114. Prince – Around the World in a Day
115. Neil Young – Mirror Ball
116. Wilco – Being There
117. Peter Gabriel – Us
118. Kraftwerk – Kraftwerk
119. Tears for Fears – Songs from the Big Chair
120. Patty Griffin – Flaming Red
121. Rufus Wainwright – Poses
122. George Michael – Faith
123. Cyndi Lauper – Memphis Blues
124. Yeah Yeah Yeahs – Fever to Tell
125. Cyndi Lauper – A Night to Remember
126. Madonna – Bedtime Stories
127. Patti Smith – Horses
128. The White Stripes – White Blood Cells
129. Moby – Play
130. Ween – God Ween Satan The Oneness
131. Kraftwerk – Computerwelt
132. Bjork – Selmasongs
133. Sinéad O’Connor – Am I Not Your Girl?
134. R.E.M. – Lifes Rich Pageant
135. Lauryn Hill – The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill
136. Kraftwerk – Autobahn
137. Heart – Bad Animals
138. Pet Shop Boys – Please
139. Aerosmith – Pump
140. Radiohead – The King of Limbs
141. R.E.M. – Fables of the Reconstruction
142. Run-D.M.C. – Raising Hell
143. U2 – All That You Can’t Leave Behind
144. k.d. lang – Hymns of the 49th Parallel
145. Led Zeppelin – Led Zeppelin
146. Wilco – A Ghost Is Born
147. U2 – Pop
148. Beck – Mutations
149. various artists – Warriors
150. Cat Power – The Covers Record
151. Clearlake – Amber
152. Joseph Arthur – Redemption’s Son
153. The Beatles – Let it Be
154. Til Tuesday – Welcome Home
155. Madonna – Music
156. Julee Cruise – Floating Into the Night
157. k.d. lang – Invincible Summer
158. R.E.M. – Murmur
159. R.E.M. – Reveal
160. Radiohead – The Bends
161. Leonard Cohen – I’m Your Man
162. Travelling Wilburys – Vol. 1
163. Neneh Cherry – Raw Like Sushi
164. “Weird Al” Yankovic – Polka Party!
165. various artists – Artifakts
166. Ween – Chocolate and Cheese
167. Cyndi Lauper – Merry Christmas… Have a Nice Life!
168. Madonna – Like a Prayer
169. Kraftwerk – Trans Europa Express
170. Profane – V.illin Mills
171. The Chemical Brothers – Surrender
172. Audioslave – Audioslave
173. Ween – The Mollusk
174. Do Make Say Think – & Yet & Yet
175. Led Zeppelin – Led Zeppelin II
176. Kraftwerk – Radio-Aktivität
177. k.d. lang – Ingénue
178. Cat Power – What Would The Community Think
179. Madonna – I’m Breathless
180. k.d. lang – Even Cowgirls Get the Blues
181. Gnarls Barkley – St. Elsewhere
182. Elvis Costello – Brutal Youth
183. Bran Van 3000 – Glee
184. Led Zeppelin – Led Zeppelin III
185. Kraftwerk – Ralf und Florian
186. Elvis Costello with Burt Bacharach – Painted From Memory
187. Coldplay – A Rush Of Blood To The Head
188. Rufus Wainwright – Want Two
189. Cyndi Lauper – At Last
190. The Beatles – The Beatles
191. Guns n’ Roses – “The Spaghetti Incident?”
192. “Weird Al” Yankovic – UHF soundtrack
193. Cyndi Lauper – Hat Full of Stars
194. The Flaming Lips – The Soft Bulletin
195. “Weird Al” Yankovic – Dare to Be Stupid
196. R.E.M. – Reckoning
197. Heart – Heart
198. Aimee Mann – Whatever
199. Tony Bennett & k.d. lang – A Wonderful World
200. Kraftwerk – Die Mensch-Maschine

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