Consequence of Sound Releases List Top 100 Albums Ever

Can you say controversial?

Say what you want about it being controversial but Consequence of Sound have just done the impossible and released a list of their top 100 albums of all time. Surely a list like this will be highly disputed amongst every music buff out there, but no doubt it’s a solid selection of some of the best.

Along with the list, COS accompanied each listing with editorial on why they chose the album, with reccomended songs from said album, which you can see in full here. Agree or disagree, if you’re starting a record collection, this would be a good place to start.

100. KANYE WEST – THE COLLEGE DROPOUT
99. TALKING HEADS – FEAR OF MUSIC
98. LED ZEPPELIN – PHYSICAL GRAFFITI
97. ELLIOTT SMITH – EITHER/OR
96. BECK – MIDNITE VULTURES
95. PINK FLOYD – WISH YOU WERE HERE
94. METALLICA – KILL ‘EM ALL
93. PARLIAMENT FUNKADELIC – THE MOTHERSHIP CONNECTION
92. PAVEMENT – SLANTED & ENCHANTED
91. THE CLASH – THE CLASH (US VERSION)
90. REFUSED – THE SHAPE OF PUNK TO COME: A CHIMERICAL BOMBINATION IN 12 BURSTS
89. BEASTIE BOYS – PAUL’S BOUTIQUE
88. NINE INCH NAILS – THE DOWNWARD SPIRAL
87. N.W.A. – STRAIGHT OUTTA COMPTON
86. ELTON JOHN – GOODBYE YELLOW BRICK ROAD
85. MICHAEL JACKSON – OFF THE WALL
84. THE WHO – TOMMY
83. JOHN LENNON – IMAGINE
82. SMASHING PUMPKINS – SIAMESE DREAM
81. NEIL YOUNG – HARVEST
80. PAUL SIMON – GRACELAND
79. Björk – POST
78. SLY AND THE FAMILY STONE – THERE’S A RIOT GOING ON
77. CAT STEVENS – TEA FOR THE TILLERMAN
76. SIGUR RÓS – ÃGæTIS BYRJUN
75. JAY-Z – THE BLUEPRINT
74. BOB DYLAN – BLOOD ON THE TRACKS
73. RADIOHEAD – KID A
72. RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS – BLOOD SUGAR SEX MAGIC
71. TOM WAITS – RAIN DOGS
70. THE BEATLES – RUBBER SOUL (UK VERSION)
69. THE SMITHS – THE SMITHS
68. LAURYN HILL- THE MISEDUCATION OF LAURYN HILL
67. LEONARD COHEN – SONGS OF LEONARD COHEN
66. DEVO – DUTY NOW FOR THE FUTURE
65. ARCADE FIRE – FUNERAL
64. THE DOORS – THE DOORS
63. R.E.M. – DOCUMENT
62. WU-TANG CLAN – ENTER THE WU-TANG (36 CHAMBERS)
61. GREEN DAY – DOOKIE
60. THE BAND – MUSIC FROM BIG PINK
59. MY BLOODY VALENTINE – LOVELESS
58. FLEETWOOD MAC – RUMOURS
57. GENESIS – GENESIS
56. THE WHO – QUADROPHENIA
55. PREFAB SPROUT – STEVE MCQUEEN
54. THE STROKES – IS THIS IT (UK VERSION)
53. BOB MARLEY & THE WAILERS – EXODUS
52. THE REPLACEMENTS – LET IT BE
51. SONIC YOUTH – DAYDREAM NATION
50. PRINCE AND THE REVOLUTION – PURPLE RAIN
49. BLACK SABBATH – PARANOID
48. IGGY & THE STOOGES – RAW POWER
47. DR. DRE – THE CHRONIC
46. THE ROLLING STONES – EXILE ON MAIN ST.
45. NICK DRAKE – PINK MOON
44. MILES DAVIS – BITCHES BREW
43. DAVID BOWIE – THE RISE AND FALL OF ZIGGY STARDUST AND THE SPIDERS FROM MARS
42. BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN – DARKNESS ON THE EDGE OF TOWN
41. PATTI SMITH – HORSES
40. THE BEATLES – REVOLVER
39. MEAT LOAF – BAT OUT OF HELL
38. PINK FLOYD – THE WALL
37. THE POLICE – SYNCHRONICITY
36. STEVIE WONDER – TALKING BOOK
35. GUNS N’ ROSES – APPETITE FOR DESTRUCTION
34. U2 – JOSHUA TREE
33. SIMON & GARFUNKEL – BRIDGE OVER TROUBLED WATER
32. NIRVANA – NEVERMIND
31. THE RAMONES – ROCKET TO RUSSIA
30. BOB DYLAN – HIGHWAY 61 REVISITED
29. AC/DC – BACK IN BLACK
28. JONI MITCHELL – BLUE
27. JIMI HENDRIX EXPERIENCE – ARE YOU EXPERIENCED (US VERSION)
26. JOHNNY CASH – LIVE AT FOLSOM PRISON
25. PETER GABRIEL – SO
24. NEIL YOUNG – AFTER THE GOLDRUSH
23. PUBLIC ENEMY – IT TAKES A NATION OF MILLIONS TO HOLD US BACK
22. THE BEATLES – THE BEATLES (WHITE ALBUM)
21. VAN MORRISON – ASTRAL WEEKS
20. NEUTRAL MILK HOTEL – IN THE AEROPLANE OVER THE SEA
19. MARVIN GAYE – WHAT’S GOING ON
18. DAVID BOWIE – HUNKY DORY
17. KATE BUSH – HOUNDS OF LOVE
16. THE WHO – WHO’S NEXT?
15. JOY DIVISION – UNKNOWN PLEASURES
14. PIXIES – DOOLITTLE
13. LED ZEPPELIN – IV
12. THE ROLLING STONES – LET IT BLEED
11. BOB DYLAN – BLONDE ON BLONDE
10. RADIOHEAD – OK COMPUTER
09. TALKING HEADS – REMAIN IN LIGHT
08. THE BEATLES – SGT. PEPPERS LONELY HEARTS CLUB BAND
07. PINK FLOYD – DARK SIDE OF THE MOON
06. BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN AND THE E STREET BAND – BORN TO RUN
05. THE VELVET UNDERGROUND & NICO – THE VELVET UNDERGROUND & NICO
04. MICHAEL JACKSON – THRILLER
03. THE CLASH – LONDON CALLING
02. THE BEACH BOYS – PET SOUNDS
01. THE BEATLES – ABBEY ROAD