Our Top 10 Albums Of All Time

Music / May 11, 2020
by Olivia Mannix

Music is a way to automatically lift your mood and let’s be honest, we are all in need of a bit of that right now. Whatever style or genre you are into, as humans we create such a strong bond with music, and we’ve all been in that situation where we find ourselves getting lost in that special song or even a full album at that. With that being said, we wanted to share with you our top 10 albums of all time so you can rediscover some of your old time favourites or even find something new.

Oasis – Definitely Maybe (1994) 

Definitely Maybe is all about the possibility of escape. Five young lads from Manchester never believed that their music would be such a massive success, but their debut album, Definitely Maybe, shot them to the top of the charts. This album blessed us with a multitude of belters including; Rock ‘n’ Roll Star, Supersonic and Slide Away. Oasis went on to release 6 more incredible studio albums, and are known as one of the biggest bands of the 1990’s.

The Smiths – The Queen Is Dead (1986)

Let’s start off by saying the title of this album well and truly makes a statement. With his parents upset by the proposed album’s title, guitarist Johnny Marr asked Morrissey to consider changing it from The Queen Is Dead to Bigmouth Strikes Again. Of course, he refused. The album has gone down in history as one of the world’s greatest musical masterpieces of the 1980’s. It went on to shape indie culture and to this day, has a massive place within the world of both music and politics.

The Stone Roses – The Stone Roses (1989)

The Stone Roses self-titled debut album is one which defined the 1990’s. It was an instant classic and was a huge success in the indie chart inspiring both the music scene and trends within fashion. Baggy trousers, adidas Originals Superstars, bucket hats – the lot. The iconic album artwork was painted by guitarist John Squire, who also customised the band’s equipment. This album is an absolute gem and every song is faultless. Stand out tracks for us have to be I Wanna Be Adored, Bye Bye Badman and Waterfall.

Nirvana – Nevermind (1991)

Nevermind is the second studio album from the world-renowned American rock band, Nirvana. This album was an instant hit and was is certified diamond as 11 million copies were sold in America and an astounding 30 million worldwide. Nevermind is an absolute belter, packed with every emotion imaginable and it famously knocked Michael Jackson’s Dangerous off the top of the charts. Stand out tracks have to be; Smells Like Teen Spirit, In Bloom and Lithium.

The Beatles – Abbey Road (1969)

Released in the late 1960’s, this album is still as relevant as it was back then. It was the second album released by The Beatles and is the ultimate pick me up. Come Together, Here Comes The Sun and Maxwell’s Silver Hammer are bound to put a smile on your face. Abbey Road spent 17 weeks at number 1 and was knocked from the top spot by The Rolling Stones – Let It Bleed.

David Bowie – Hunky Dory (1971)

Yet another iconic cover that is instantly recognisable. Here we have a classic album, created by the legendary David Bowie. In 1971, with 7 years in the music industry under his belt, it was time for Bowie to ‘come back’ with a bang. Hunky Dory is the album that, we believe, helped Bowie to find his style. This incredible jam-packed pop album was the starting point of the artist’s landmark discography collection. Changes, Life On Mars? And Queen Bitch are our top 3 tracks.

Jimi Hendrix Experience – Are You Experienced (1967)

Are You Experienced is the debut album by Jimi Hendrix Experience. Almost 60 years on, the LP is still highly regarded within the music world and is thought to be one of the greatest debuts in the history of rock music. Jimi Hendrix is known across the globe for his outstanding guitar skills and this album definitely does not disappoint. A couple of highlights for us have to be Foxy Lady and Red House.

Fleetwood Mac – Rumours (1977)

Rumours houses one of the biggest ‘soap operas’ in rock and roll history. As everyone now knows, there were a lot of relationship issues within the group and this inner turmoil surfaced through brutally honest lyrics – turning the album into a tantalising romantic confessional. Some of our favourites are ; I Don’t Wanna Know, Dreams and The Chain. 

Pink Floyd – Dark Side Of The Moon (1973)

Here we have another stand out album. It is arguably one of the most recognisable album covers of all time. It was the best selling album in the world for a while, shifting so many units that 1 in 12 people is said to own a copy. Dark Side Of The Moon was the eighth studio album from Pink Floyd and includes some of the greatest songs in rock and roll history. Money, Breathe (In The Air) and On The Run are our top 3 tracks. 

Radiohead – The Bends (1995)

Released 25 years ago, this album is an absolutely classic – filled with genius guitar riffs and meaningful lyrics. Songs of this album have been featured on many movie soundtracks and are often played during deep moments within the film. The band was under immense pressure to follow their first studio album and we believe they well and truly delivered with this corker. One of their best songs has to be Street Spirit (Fade Out) which ends this album perfectly. 

So there you have it. Our top 10 albums of all time. Running through these incredible albums will surely keep you occupied for a while,

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