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Top 100 Albums

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This list is by no means "complete" or "finished". It is merely a snapshot of my most admired albums at the present moment. If you are a casual music listener, you will have only heard of a handful of these. If you are a more serious music listener, many of these will seem like "classic" or "essentials". These albums are in order by how personally significant they are to me. See also my Top Films List.

# Artist Album Year
1. Neutral Milk Hotel In the Aeroplane over the Sea 1998
2. Swans Soundtracks for the Blind 1996
3. Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band Trout Mask Replica 1969
4. Cerberus Shoal The Land We All Believe In 2005
5. The Olivia Tremor Control Black Foliage: Animation Music, Volume 1 1999
6. Faust Faust 1971
7. The Residents Not Available 1978
8. Carla Bley & Paul Haines Escalator over the Hill 1971
9. Akron/Family Akron/Family 2005
10. Xiu Xiu A Promise 2003
11. The Microphones Mount Eerie 2003
12. The Velvet Underground The Velvet Underground & Nico 1967
13. Charles Mingus The Black Saint and the Sinner Lady 1963
14. Boredoms Vision Creation Newsun 1999
15. Sun City Girls 330,003 Crossdressers from Beyond the Rig Veda 1996
16. Flotation Toy Warning Bluffer's Guide to the Flight Deck 2004
17. Royal Trux Twin Infinitives 1990
18. Red House Painters Down Colorful Hill 1992
19. Aphrodite's Child 666 1972
20. Talk Talk Laughing Stock 1991
21. Joanna Newsom Ys 2006
22. Cannibal Ox The Cold Vein 2001
23. Godspeed You! Black Emperor Lift Your Skinny Fists Like Antennas to Heaven 2000
24. The Mothers of Invention We're Only in It for the Money 1968
25. Slint Spiderland 1991
26. The Red Crayola The Parable of Arable Land 1967
27. The Microphones The Glow, Pt. 2 2001
28. The Jazz Composer's Orchestra The Jazz Composer's Orchestra 1968
29. Avey Tare & Panda Bear Spirit They're Gone, Spirit They've Vanished 2000
30. Kendrick Lamar good kid, m.A.A.d City 2012
31. Coil The Ape of Naples 2005
32. Jackie-O Motherfucker Flags of the Sacred Harp 2005
33. Current 93 All the Pretty Little Horses 1996
34. Have a Nice Life Deathconsciousness 2008
35. Albert Ayler Live in Greenwich Village 1967
36. Animal Collective Here Comes the Indian 2003
37. Spiritualized Ladies and Gentlemen We Are Floating in Space 1997
38. The Angelic Process Weighing Souls with Sand 2007
39. Pink Floyd The Piper at the Gates of Dawn 1967
40. Flying Saucer Attack Flying Saucer Attack (Rural Psychedelia) 1993
41. Tim Buckley Lorca 1970
42. Astrobrite Pinkshinyultrablast 2005
43. My Bloody Valentine Loveless 1991
44. Dogbowl Cyclops Nuclear Submarine Captain 1991
45. dälek From Filthy Tongue of Gods and Griots 2002
46. Don Cherry Eternal Rhythm 1969
47. Mercury Rev Boces 1993
48. Swans Swans Are Dead 1998
49. The Black Heart Procession 2 1999
50. Nurse with Wound The Sylvie and Babs Hi-Fi Companion 1985
51. Newt Grundy Frankengrundy 2019
52. Public Enemy It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back 1988
53. Black Tape for a Blue Girl Remnants of a Deeper Purity 1996
54. Fishmans 98.12.28 Otokotachi no Wakare 1999
55. Arthur Russell World of Echo 1986
56. Lisa Germano Geek the Girl 1993
57. cLOUDDEAD cLOUDDEAD 2001
58. Don Cherry Symphony for Improvisers 1967
59. Foetus Interruptus Thaw 1988
60. Burzum Filosofem 1996
61. Jordaan Mason & the Horse Museum Divorce Lawyers I Shaved My Head 2009
62. Bob Dylan Highway 61 Revisited 1965
63. Soft Machine Third 1970
64. Scott Walker The Drift 2006
65. Sunn O))) & Boris Altar 2006
66. Xiu Xiu Knife Play 2002
67. Scraping Foetus Off the Wheel Nail 1985
68. The Angels of Light How I Loved You 2001
69. Agitation Free Malesch 1972
70. Sun Ra Lanquidity 1978
71. Robert Wyatt Rock Bottom 1974
72. Deltron 3030 Deltron 3030 2000
73. A Tribe Called Quest The Low End Theory 1991
74. Kendrick Lamar To Pimp a Butterfly 2015
75. Tindersticks Tindersticks 1993
76. Morphine Good 1992
77. Thelonious Monk Brilliant Corners 1957
78. The Knife Shaking the Habitual 2013
79. The Music Tapes Mary's Voice 2012
80. Jon Hassell Vernal Equinox 1977
81. Big Blood Big Blood & the Bleedin' Hearts 2009
82. Flotation Toy Warning The Machine that Made Us 2017
83. Codeine Frigid Stars 1990
84. Sweet Trip Velocity : Design : Comfort 2003
85. Glenn Branca The Ascension 1981
86. Pärson Sound Pärson Sound 2001
87. Les Rallizes Dénudés '77 Live 1991
88. King Crimson In the Court of the Crimson King 1969
89. Tim Buckley Happy Sad 1969
90. Henry Knollenberg Neptune IV 2019
91. Duster Stratosphere 1998
92. Sun City Girls Horse Cock Phepner 1987
93. Fugazi Repeater 1990
94. Andrew Hill Compulsion 1967
95. Giles Corey Giles Corey 2009
96. Pere Ubu The Modern Dance 1979
97. Bob Dylan Blonde on Blonde 1966
98. The Mothers of Invention Uncle Meat 1969
99. Wu-Tang Clan Enter the Wu-Tang Clan (36 Chambers) 1993
100. Earth Earth 2: Special Low-Frequency Version 1993