250 Most Acclaimed Albums

The point behind this list item is to listen to the 250 most acclaimed albums as worked out by Acclaimed Music.

Note: This list has been updated three times since I started on those – so far 10 have been blogged and since fallen out of the list. All of those blogged prior to an update will still feature the number from when they were written up (unless it was before the 2014 update, I actually changed those)

1 – The Beach Boys – Pet Sounds
2 – The Beatles – Revolver
3 – Nirvana – Nevermind
4 – The Velvet Underground – The Velvet Underground & Nico
5 – The Beatles – Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band
6 – Marvin Gaye – What’s Going On
7 – The Clash – London Calling
8 – Radiohead – OK Computer
9 – The Rolling Stones – Exile on Main St.
10 – Bob Dylan – Blonde on Blonde
11 – Bob Dylan – Highway 61 Revisited
12 – Sex Pistols – Never Mind the Bollocks – Here’s the Sex Pistols
13 – The Beatles – The Beatles (“White Album”)
14 – Jimi Hendrix – Are You Experienced?
15 – Van Morrison – Astral Weeks
16 – David Bowie – The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars
17 – Bruce Springsteen – Born to Run
18 – Public Enemy – It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back
19 – Pink Floyd – The Dark Side of the Moon
20 – The Beatles – Abbey Road
21 – Bob Dylan – Blood on the Tracks
22 – The Smiths – The Queen Is Dead
23 – Television – Marquee Moon
24 – Patti Smith – Horses
25 – Michael Jackson – Thriller
26 – Jimi Hendrix – Electric Ladyland
27 – Arcade Fire – Funeral
28 – Led Zeppelin – Led Zeppelin IV
29 – Prince – Sign ‘O’ the Times
30 – The Beatles – Rubber Soul
31 – The Doors – The Doors
32 – The Who – Who’s Next
33 – The Rolling Stones – Beggars Banquet
34 – Miles Davis – Kind of Blue
35 – Talking Heads – Remain in Light
36 – The Strokes – Is This It
37 – Massive Attack – Blue Lines
38 – Radiohead – Kid A
39 – The Rolling Stones – Let It Bleed
40 – Ramones – Ramones
41 – U2 – The Joshua Tree
42 – R.E.M. – Automatic for the People
43 – James Brown – ‘Live’ at the Apollo
44 – Stevie Wonder – Songs in the Key of Life
45 – Joy Division – Closer
46 – Stevie Wonder – Innervisions
47 – The Rolling Stones – Sticky Fingers
48 – Pixies – Doolittle
49 – Beck – Odelay
50 – Joni Mitchell – Blue
51 – Prince – Purple Rain
52 – Love – Forever Changes
53 – Jeff Buckley – Grace
54 – Neil Young – After the Gold Rush
55 – The Band – The Band
56 – The Stone Roses – The Stone Roses
57 – Sly and the Family Stone – There’s a Riot Goin’ On
58 – My Bloody Valentine – Loveless
59 – Portishead – Dummy
60 – Fleetwood Mac – Rumours
61 – John Coltrane – A Love Supreme
62 – Kanye West – My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy
63 – Guns N’ Roses – Appetite for Destruction
64 – Sonic Youth – Daydream Nation
65 – The Clash – The Clash
66 – Joy Division – Unknown Pleasures
67 – Captain Beefheart and His Magic Band – Trout Mask Replica
68 – David Bowie – Hunky Dory
69 – Otis Redding – Otis Blue/Otis Redding Sings Soul
70 – R.E.M. – Murmur
71 – John Lennon – John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band
72 – Carole King – Tapestry
73 – Paul Simon – Graceland
74 – De La Soul – 3 Feet High and Rising
75 – Wilco – Yankee Hotel Foxtrot
76 – DJ Shadow – Endtroducing…..
77 – Oasis – (What’s the Story) Morning Glory?
78 – The White Stripes – Elephant
79 – U2 – Achtung Baby
80 – Radiohead – The Bends
81 – Led Zeppelin – Led Zeppelin II
82 – The Jesus and Mary Chain – Psychocandy
83 – Radiohead – In Rainbows
84 – Miles Davis – Bitches Brew
85 – Bob Dylan – Bringing It All Back Home
86 – Lou Reed – Transformer
87 – Elvis Costello – This Year’s Model
88 – Derek and The Dominos – Layla and Other Assorted Love Songs
89 – Primal Scream – Screamadelica
90 – Sufjan Stevens – Illinois
91 – The Band – Music from Big Pink
92 – Tom Waits – Rain Dogs
93 – Oasis – Definitely Maybe
94 – Aretha Franklin – I Never Loved a Man the Way I Love You
95 – Neil Young – Harvest
96 – The Stooges – Fun House
97 – John Lennon – Imagine
98 – Pixies – Surfer Rosa
99 – Van Morrison – Moondance
100 – David Bowie – Low
101 – Nirvana – In Utero
102 – The Stooges – Raw Power
103 – Beastie Boys – Paul’s Boutique
104 – Wu – Tang Clan – Enter the Wu – Tang (36 Chambers)
105 – Dusty Springfield – Dusty in Memphis
106 – Kraftwerk – Trans – Europa Express/Trans Europe Express
107 – N.W.A – Straight Outta Compton
108 – Pavement – Slanted and Enchanted
109 – Michael Jackson – Off the Wall
110 – AC/DC – Back in Black
111 – The Flaming Lips – The Soft Bulletin
112 – Blondie – Parallel Lines
113 – LCD Soundsystem – Sound of Silver
114 – Bruce Springsteen – Darkness on the Edge of Town
115 – Amy Winehouse – Back to Black
116 – Eagles – Hotel California
117 – Led Zeppelin – Physical Graffiti
118 – Roxy Music – For Your Pleasure
119 – Elvis Presley – Elvis Presley
120 – Pulp – Different Class
121 – OutKast – Stankonia
122 – Pink Floyd – The Piper at the Gates of Dawn
123 – Simon and Garfunkel – Bridge Over Troubled Water
124 – Elvis Costello – My Aim Is True
125 – The Who – Tommy
126 – Tom Waits – Swordfishtrombones
127 – Dr. Dre – The Chronic
128 – Public Enemy – Fear of a Black Planet
129 – Bruce Springsteen – Nebraska
130 – Air – Moon Safari
131 – Lauryn Hill – The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill
132 – Led Zeppelin – Led Zeppelin
133 – Pearl Jam – Ten
134 – Smashing Pumpkins – Siamese Dream
135 – Kendrick Lamar – To Pimp a Butterfly
136 – Jay – Z – The Blueprint
137 – Blur – Parklife
138 – Queen – A Night at the Opera
139 – Arctic Monkeys – Whatever People Say I Am, That’s What I’m Not
140 – Björk – Debut
141 – Kendrick Lamar – good kid, m.A.A.d. city
142 – Frank Ocean – Channel Orange
143 – King Crimson – In the Court of the Crimson King
144 – The Allman Brothers Band – At Fillmore East
145 – Daft Punk – Homework
146 – Stevie Wonder – Talking Book
147 – Black Sabbath – Paranoid
148 – Elton John – Goodbye Yellow Brick Road
149 – The Rolling Stones – Aftermath
150 – Aretha Franklin – Lady Soul
151 – Leonard Cohen – Songs of Leonard Cohen
152 – Bob Marley and The Wailers – Catch a Fire
153 – Johnny Cash – At Folsom Prison
154 – Pink Floyd – The Wall
155 – Neil Young – Rust Never Sleeps
156 – Tricky – Maxinquaye
157 – Nick Drake – Five Leaves Left
158 – Kate Bush – Hounds of Love
159 – Bruce Springsteen – Born in the U.S.A.
160 – Pretenders – Pretenders
161 – T. Rex – Electric Warrior
162 – Bob Dylan – The Freewheelin’ Bob Dylan
163 – Gang of Four – Entertainment!
164 – PJ Harvey – Let England Shake
165 – Nine Inch Nails – The Downward Spiral
166 – Burial – Untrue
167 – The Smiths – The Smiths
168 – Bob Marley and The Wailers – Natty Dread
169 – Arcade Fire – The Suburbs
170 – The White Stripes – White Blood Cells
171 – New York Dolls – New York Dolls
172 – Crosby, Stills, Nash (& Young) – Déjà Vu
173 – Eminem – The Marshall Mathers LP
174 – The Kinks – The Kinks Are the Village Green Preservation Society
175 – Rage Against the Machine – Rage Against the Machine
176 – The Stooges – The Stooges
177 – Metallica – Master of Puppets
178 – Various Artists – Saturday Night Fever
179 – PJ Harvey – To Bring You My Love
180 – Animal Collective – Merriweather Post Pavilion
181 – Pavement – Crooked Rain, Crooked Rain
182 – David Bowie – Blackstar
183 – The Specials – Specials
184 – The Velvet Underground – White Light/White Heat
185 – Curtis Mayfield – Superfly
186 – Jefferson Airplane – Surrealistic Pillow
187 – The Velvet Underground – The Velvet Underground
188 – Nas – Illmatic
189 – Pink Floyd – Wish You Were Here
190 – Björk – Homogenic
191 – Creedence Clearwater Revival – Cosmo’s Factory
192 – Janis Joplin/Big Brother and The Holding Company – Pearl
193 – Beastie Boys – Licensed to Ill
194 – The Byrds – Sweetheart of the Rodeo
195 – Belle and Sebastian – If You’re Feeling Sinister
196 – Neil Young – Tonight’s the Night
197 – Red Hot Chili Peppers – Blood Sugar Sex Magik
198 – Sly and the Family Stone – Stand!
199 – Cream – Disraeli Gears
200 – Jonathan Richman/The Modern Lovers – The Modern Lovers
201 – Bob Marley and The Wailers – Exodus
202 – Suicide – Suicide
203 – Rod Stewart – Every Picture Tells a Story
204 – The Beatles – A Hard Day’s Night
205 – Metallica – Metallica (“The Black Album”)
206 – Gram Parsons – Grievous Angel
207 – Santana – Abraxas
208 – Jimi Hendrix – Axis: Bold As Love
209 – Kanye West – The College Dropout
210 – A Tribe Called Quest – The Low End Theory
211 – The xx – xx
212 – Franz Ferdinand – Franz Ferdinand
213 – Vampire Weekend – Modern Vampires of the City
214 – Björk – Post
215 – Prince – 1999
216 – Marvin Gaye – Let’s Get It On
217 – Joni Mitchell – Court and Spark
218 – The Chemical Brothers – Dig Your Own Hole
219 – MC5 – Kick Out the Jams
220 – Sufjan Stevens – Carrie & Lowell
221 – The Replacements – Let It Be
222 – Sigur Rós – Agætis Byrjun
223 – Daft Punk – Discovery
224 – Lou Reed – Berlin
225 – The Flying Burrito Brothers – The Gilded Palace of Sin
226 – Hüsker Dü – Zen Arcade
227 – Portishead – Third
228 – The War on Drugs – Lost in the Dream
229 – Spiritualized – Ladies and Gentlemen We Are Floating in Space
230 – Run – D.M.C. – Raising Hell
231 – Neil Young – Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere
232 – The Magnetic Fields – 69 Love Songs
233 – Public Image Ltd. – Metal Box/Second Edition
234 – Peter Gabriel – So
235 – The Doors – L.A. Woman
236 – Bon Iver – For Emma, Forever Ago
237 – The Streets – Original Pirate Material
238 – Kraftwerk – Die Mensch Maschine/The Man Machine
239 – The Who – My Generation/The Who Sings My Generation
240 – Can – Tago Mago
241 – Liz Phair – Exile in Guyville
242 – M.I.A. – Kala
243 – Interpol – Turn On the Bright Lights
244 – Robert Wyatt – Rock Bottom
245 – Soundgarden – Superunknown
246 – Frank Zappa/The Mothers of Invention – Freak Out!
247 – Big Brother and The Holding Company – Cheap Thrills
248 – Van Halen – Van Halen
249 – Queens of the Stone Age – Songs for the Deaf
250 – Roxy Music – Roxy Music

 

And now those albums that have been blogged about and are now outside the Top 250:

251 The Flaming Lips – Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots
257 PJ Harvey – Stories from the City, Stories from the Sea
268  Antony and The Johnsons – I Am a Bird Now
269  The Human League – Dare
279  Joanna Newsom – Ys

294  The Byrds – Mr. Tambourine Man
295  Elvis Presley – From Elvis in Memphis
322  Frank Sinatra – In the Wee Small Hours
325  Frank Sinatra – Songs for Swingin’ Lovers!
342  Ray Charles – Modern Sounds in Country and Western Music

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