#Top50 Albums Part One: 50-26

Some of you may remember that last summer I was challenged on Twitter to come up with a list of my Top 100 songs (you can find those here). As a sort of follow up to all that fun and games, an albums list was proposed by various music-loving tweeters (for more on that, see here), and I couldn’t resist. This new list turned out to be quite a challenge – my Top 50 choices were painfully whittled down from a very long longlist which could quite easily have grown to twice its size again!

In compiling the final list, I worked to these (very) basic guidelines:

1) Only one album per band/artist is included on the list, otherwise it would, quite frankly, get boring

2) The list can contain studio albums, live albums, soundtracks, mini-albums and compilations

3) This is not about appearing ‘cool’ or ‘hip’: these are all albums that I love and which mean something to me.

Now that’s all clear, here’s the first half of my #Top50 from 50 to 26…

50) L7 – Bricks Are Heavy (1992)

49) THE VELVET UNDERGROUND – The Velvet Underground and Nico (1967)

48) SLAYER – Reign In Blood (1986)

47) PINK FLOYD – Relics (1971)

46) THE CHARLATANS – Some Friendly (1990)

45) JANE’S ADDICTION – Nothing’s Shocking (1988)

44) SISTERS OF MERCY – Floodland (1987)

43) SOUNDGARDEN – Badmotorfinger (1991)

42) THE WHO – Quadrophenia (1973)

41) BURIAL – Burial (2006)

40) THE VERVE – A Storm In Heaven (1993)

39) THE CHEMICAL BROTHERS – Dig Your Own Hole (1997)

38) BIG BROTHER & THE HOLDING COMPANY – Cheap Thrills (1968)

37) CARTER USM – 30 Something (1991)

36) FAITH NO MORE – The Real Thing (1989)

35) LEFTFIELD – Leftism (1995)

34) SMASHING PUMPKINS – Siamese Dream (1993)

33) SOUL II SOUL – Club Classics Vol. 1 (1989)

32) ALICE IN CHAINS – Dirt (1992)

31) HAPPY MONDAYS – Pills ‘n’ Thrills and Bellyaches (1990)

30) MACHINE HEAD – Burn My Eyes (1994)

29) PULP – Intro: The Gift Recordings (1993)

28) RADIOHEAD – Pablo Honey (1993)

27) TOOL – Ænima (1996)

26) NINE INCH NAILS – The Downward Spiral (1994)

Watch out for the second part of the countdown from 25-1 coming soon…

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