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Your favourite Rock Albums?


New member
Jan 7, 2008

Continuing in the series...


.Nirvana - Nevermind (absolute classic)

.Pearl Jam - 10

.Screaming Trees - Sweet Oblivion

.Alice in Chains - Jar of flies

Stone Temple Pilots - Core

Marillion - Fugazi

Genesis - Selling England by the pound

Radiohead - Ok Computer

The Beatles - Abbey Road

Pink Floyd - Pulse (ok I know)

Big Chris

New member
Apr 3, 2008
Queen - I, II & Sheer Heart Attack

Led Zepp - I, II, IV & Physical Graffiti

Deep Purple - Machine Head

I made a longer list in the metal albums thread. :)


John Duncan said:
Define 'rock'.
Are we are now discovering the problem with splitting by genre.

Motorhead Rock or Metal?

AC/DC Rock or Metal?

etc etc


New member
Jul 25, 2011
Maybe it would be best to define the categories first. in fact, maybe categories and sub categories. For example, main category rock, sub categories swamp, folk, pro, creative, metal etc. Then there's fusion, rock and roll, etc. You might want to have rock ballads, too. it's a can of worms, really.

maybe set up a committee to classify each suggestion for a particular category - I mean, some bands like Jethro Tull crossed categories with abandon, as does Prince, Nick Cave etc


Well-known member
Dec 22, 2006
AC/DC - Highway To Hell

Creed - Weathered

Deep Purple - Made In Japan

Krokus - Metal Rendezvous

Led Zeppelin - For Badgeholders Only (Bootleg but it's the greatest concert of all time!)

Lynyrd Skynyrd - One More From The Road

Pink Floyd - Animals

Rainbow - Rising

Rush - Moving Pictures

UFO - Strangers In The Night


Well-known member
Nov 26, 2010
Can't be arsed with sub-genres, if its got guitars and it rocks its going in this list :)

Rival Schools - United By Fate

Hell Is For Heroes - The Neon Handshake

Bush - Razorblade Suitcase

The Jezabels - Live at the Horndern Pavilion

Foo Fighters - The Colour and The Shape

Tool - Ainema

A Perfect Circle - Thirteenth Step

Cyclefly - Generation Sap

65DaysOfStatic - One Time For All Time

Metalica - S&M

Biffy Clyro - The Virtigo of Bliss

The Offspring - Ixnay on the Homre

Silverchair - Neon Ballroom

Filter - Title of Record

The Yeah Yeah Yeahs - Fever To Tell

Nine Inch Nails - The Fragile

VAST - Visual Audio Sensory Theatre

John Duncan

Well-known member
Jan 8, 2008
OK, if we're allowed to choose out own definitions of Rock (and I didn't see a limiting number)...

The first six Queen albums
Rush - 2112 to Counterparts
Black Sabbath - Sabbath Bloody Sabbath and Heaven and Hell
AC/DC - Highway to Hell and Back in Black
Journey - Escape, Frontiers
Marillion - Script for a jester's Tear and Season's End
Kansas - Two for the Show, Live at the Whiskey and Leftoverture
Genesis - And then There Were Three, Duke, Genesis
Yes - 90125
Jethro Tull - Broadsword and the Beast
Ozzy Osbourne - Blizzard of Ozz and Diary of a Madman
Van Halen 1
Del Amitri - Twisted
Gary Moore - Corridors of Power
The Scorpions - Lovedrive
UFO - Strangers in the Night
Judie Tzuke - Road Noise
Def Leppard - High and Dry
Dio - Holy Diver
Gillan - Mr Universe
Toto - IV
Thin Lizzy - Live and Dangerous, Black Rose

I'll think of some more, just need to prompt myself with my record collection...

John Duncan

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Jan 8, 2008
A few I missed after a quick scan:

FM - Indiscreet
Rick Springfield - Living in Oz
Foreigner - Records
David Bowie - The Rise and fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars
Whitesnake - Ready an' Willing to 1987
Heart - Heart and Little Queen
Genesis - Foxtrot
Rainbow - Long live rock and Roll
The Darkness - Permission to Land


New member
Jan 7, 2008
Genre's are a nightmare.

And it's fine to choose them in the genre you feel suits best...

For me, rock is anything from The Beatles to Guns n Roses.

When the crunching power chords hit, I count it as Metal. That's just me though :)

The reason for attempting to split them though is because "Top 10 albums" is simply too few.

Some people might need to do a top 10 Acid Trance, a top 10 Techno, a top 10 Indie Pop, a top 10 AOR , a top 10 Americana, a top 10 nu-metal, a top 10 Black Metal, a top 10 Grindcore, a ....you get the drift... :)

All is good and there are no incorrect answers. :)


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Nov 23, 2007
This could be a long list, so I'll try to restrain myself to a representative selection....

Anathema - Weather Systems

Strawbs - Hero & Heroine / From The Witchwood / Ghosts / Grave New World

BJH - Everyone Is Everybody Else / Time Honoured Ghosts / Octoberon / Gone To Earth

Queen - Queen II / A Day At The Races / A Night At The Opera

Pink Floyd - DSOTM / Animals / Wish You Were Here

Camel - Moonmadness / Mirage / I Can See Your House From Here / The Snow Goose

Beatles - Abbey Road

Blackfield - Blackfield I / Blackfield II

Midlake - The Courage of Others

Jethro Tull - Aqualung / Minstrel In The Gallery / Heavy Horses / Songs From The Wood

Supertramp - Breakfast In America / Crime Of The Century

Caravan - In The Land of Grey and Pink / If I Could Do It All Over Again, I'd Do It All Over You

Nazareth - Exercises / Hair Of The Dog

Radiohead - Hail To The Thief / Kid A / Amnesiac / OK Computer / The Bends

Yes - Time And A Word / 90125

Van Der Graaf Generator - The Least We Can Do Is Wave...

Elton John - ***** Chateau / Tumbleweed Connection

Alan Parsons Project - Tales of Mystery & Imagination

Wishbone Ash - Argus

Procol Harum - Broken Barricades

Crosby Stills Nash - CSN

Crosby Stills Nash & Young - Deja Vu

Stills Young Band - Long May You Run

Matthews Southern Comfort - Later That Same Year

Neil Young - Harvest / After The Gold Rush

Fleetwood Mac - Rumours / Tusk

Peter Hammill - Over

Fairport Convention - Liege & Lief

Steeleye Span - Wintersmith / Tempted & Tried / Commoner's Crown / Rocket Cottage / Below The Salt

Tear Drop

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Apr 23, 2008
fr0g said:

Continuing in the series...


.Nirvana - Nevermind (absolute classic)

.Pearl Jam - 10

.Screaming Trees - Sweet Oblivion

.Alice in Chains - Jar of flies

Stone Temple Pilots - Core

Marillion - Fugazi

Genesis - Selling England by the pound

Radiohead - Ok Computer

The Beatles - Abbey Road

Pink Floyd - Pulse (ok I know)
Sweet Oblivion is a great choice.

Dinosaur Jr. are a personal fave, 'Where You Been?' is a desert island album for sure.

Lost Angeles

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Apr 24, 2008
In no particular order

Trapeze - Medusa

Wishbone Ash - Argus

Led Zeppelin - I, II, III.

Deep Purple - Deep Purple In Rock & Burn

Thin Lizzy - Jailbreak & Black Rose

Fleetwood Mac - Rumours

Joe Bonamassa - Sloe Gin

Marillion - Script For A Jesters Tear & Misplaced Childhood

Peter Frampton - Frampton Comes Alice

Robin Trower - Bridge Of Sighs

Santana - Abraxas & Caravanserai

Steely Dan - Can't Buy A Thrill if we count that as rock.


New member
Mar 27, 2013
In no particular order (and ignoring sub-genre debates):

Nirvana - Bleach, Nevermind

Pearl Jam - Vitalogy, Ten

Soundgarden - Down On The Upside, Badmotorfinger

R.E.M. - Monster, Document, NAIHF (purely for 'Leave'), Murmur

Pink Floyd - DSOTM, WYWH, Animals

Rolling Stones - Sticky Fingers, Let It Bleed

Can - Tago Mago, Ege Bamyasi

Bruce Springsteen - Born To Run, Live 1975-1985

Velvet Underground - Loaded, White Light/White Heat

Smashing Pumpkins - MCATIS

Led Zeppelin - I, III

Neil Young - Zuma, Harvest

Neutral Milk Hotel - In The Aeroplane Over The Sea

Paul Weller - Stanley Road (not the 'cool' choice, but the production and 3/4 of the album kills anything else in his catalogue)

The Band - The Band

The Doors - The Doors

Mars Volta - Deloused In The Comatorium

David Bowie - The Man Who Sold The World, TRAFOZSATSFM

Guns 'N' Roses - Use Your Illusion II

My Morning Jacket - The Tennessee Fire

Blind Faith - Blind Faith

Jeff Buckley - Grace

Kings Of Leon - Youth & Young Manhood (before the flood of **** that followed)

Jimi Hendrix Experience - Electric Ladyland

Iggy & The Stooges - Raw Power

Radiohead - The Bends

RHCP - Blood Sugar Sex Magik

Manic Street Preachers - The Holy Bible, Gold Against The Soul, Everything Must Go

and finally... (one of the most difficult to stick in any one genre)...

Bob Dylan - (going for just his "rockier" albums for the sake of this thread) Highway 61 Revisited, Blood On The Tracks, Modern Times, Blonde On Blonde, Bringing It All Back Home