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

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

254  The Flaming Lips – Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots
258 – M.I.A. – Kala
262  PJ Harvey – Stories from the City, Stories from the Sea
267  The Human League – Dare
275  Antony and The Johnsons – I Am a Bird Now

282  Frank Zappa – Hot Rats
293  The Byrds – Mr. Tambourine Man
296  Elvis Presley – From Elvis in Memphis
301  Joanna Newsom – Ys
321  Frank Sinatra – Songs for Swingin’ Lovers!
323  Frank Sinatra – In the Wee Small Hours
335  Ray Charles – Modern Sounds in Country and Western Music

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