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What are your favorite 15 albums?

Posted in music by vinylstaff on September 26, 2010

So we asked our staff to list their favorite fifteen albums.  Here’s what they came up with:


atmosphere – overcast

the cool kids – the bake sale

crystal castles – crystal castles (2010)

daitro – laisser vivre les squelettes

the dead weather – horehound

eyedea and abilities – by the throat

gonjasufi – a sufi and a killer

heatmiser – mic city sons

local h – as good as dead

mickey avalon – mickey avalon

minus the bear – menos el oso

nirvana – nevermind

steve aoki – pillowface and his airplane chronicles

the strokes – room on fire

a tribe called quest – the anthology

Justin Ellis

Live At Leeds- The Who

Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band- The Beatles

Dark Side Of The Moon- Pink Floyd

Sigh No More- Mumford & Sons

OK Computer- Radiohead

Of The Blue Colour Of The Sky- OK GO

Unplugged in New York- Nirvana

Raising Sand- Robert Plant and Alison Krauss

Costello Music- The Fratellis

Are You Experienced?- The Jimi Hendrix Experience

Blur: The Best Of – Blur

Viva La Vida- Coldplay

Myth Takes- !!!

Miike Snow- Miike Snow

In Time- R.E.M.

Liza Perry

Police – Every Breath You Take

Third Eye Blind – A Collection

Doobie Brothers – The Captain and Me

Wayne – The Carter III

Aesop Rock – Labor Days

E-603 – Torn Up

Boston – Boston

Cake – Pressure Chief

The Cool Kids – The Bake Sale

Goo Goo Dolls – Gutter Flower

Green Day – Dookie

Jay-Z – Vol 2. Hard Knock Life

John Butler Trio – Grand National

Kings of Leon – Only By The Night

Red Hot Chili Peppers – Stadium Arcadium

James Brennan

Master of Puppets – Metallica

Ashes of the Wake – Lamb of God

Ghost Reveries – Opeth

Powerslave – Iron Maiden

Dark Side of the Moon – Pink Floyd

Number of the Beast – Iron Maiden

Watershed – Opeth

Sacrament – Lamb of God

Constellations – August Burns Red

Images and Words – Dream Theater

Moving Pictures – Rush

Piece of Mind – Iron Maiden

Appetite for Destruction – Guns N’ Roses

Hybrid Theory – Linkin Park

Cowboys From Hell – Pantera

Andrew Hamlet

Bob Dylan – Highway 61 Revisited

Michael Jackson – Thriller

Beatles – Revolver

Talking Heads – Remain in the Light

Arcade Fire – Funeral

The Band – The Band (1969)

Broken Social Scene – You Forgot it in People

New Order – Singles

Beach Boys – Pet Sounds

The Velvet Underground – The Velvet Underground and Nico

Daft Punk – Homework

Kate Bush – Hounds of Love

U2 – Joshua Tree

Outkast – Aquemini

Radiohead- Kid A

It is Rain in my Face – Bread and Silver Water

David August

Van Morrison – Moondance

Eminem – Recovery

Jimi Hendrix – Axis Bold as Love

Kid Kudi – Man on the Moon

Jeremy Fisher – Goodbye Blue Monday

Spin Doctors – Pocket Full of Kryptonite

Crosby Stills and Nash – Deja Vu

Simplified – Smile

Shwayze – Shwayze

Slackstring – Slackstring

Slightly Stoopid – Everything you Need

Thomas Cunningham – Swell

State Radio – Us Against the Crown

Rolling Stones – Let it Bleed

Allman Brothers – Eat a Peach

Katharine Stein

Strangeways, Here We Come – The Smiths

Songs of Leonard Cohen – Leonard Cohen

Milk-Eyed Mender – Joanna Newsom

Cut – The Slits

The Blue Album – Weezer

Addicted to Bad Ideas – The Wprld/Inferno Friendship Society

The Mysterious Production of Eggs – Andrew Bird

Crooked Rain, Crooked Rain – Pavement

The Man Who Invented Soul – Sam Cooke

Quintent du Hot Club de France – Django Reinhardt and Stephane Grapelli

Surfer Rosa – The Pixies

The First Days of Spring – Noah and the Whale

Reservoir – Fanfarlo

Wooden Arms – Patrick Watson

Little Creatures – Talking Heads

Alec Aaronson

Pavement – Wowee Zowee

Wilco – Summer Teeth

LCD Soundsystem – Sound of Silver

Ghostface Killah – Supreme Clientele

Bruce Springsteen – Born To Run

Arcade Fire – Funeral

Panda Bear – Person Pitch

Kanye West – Late Registration

Neutral Milk Hotel – In the Aeroplane Over the Sea

Sunset Rubdown – Random Spirit Lover

Paul Simon – Graceland

Clipse – Hell Hath No Fury

The Microphones – The Glow pt. 2

Built To Spill – Perfect From Now On

No Age – Nouns

Eric Boren

Moving Pictures – Rush

2112 – Rush

A Farewell to Kings –  Rush

Houses of the Holy – Zeppelin

LZ IV – Zeppelin

Scenes from a Memory – Dream Theater

The Human Equation – Ayreon

Wake Pig – Three

The End is Begun – Three

Deloused in the Comatorium – The Mars Volta

In Keeping Secrets of Silent Earth: 3 – Coheed and Cambria

Ghost Reveries – Opeth

Blackwater Park – Opeth

Snow – Spock’s Beard

The Odyssey – Symphony X

Hoang Tran

Portraits of past – 0101010101

Envy – A Dead Sinking Story

Fugazi – 13 Songs

Sam Cooke – Night Beat

Talk Talk – Laughing Stock

Slint – Spiderland

Marvin Gaye – What’s Going On

Converge – Jane Doe

Boris – Feedbacker

Sunn O))) – Black One

John Coltrane & Johnny Hartman – S/T

Nat King Cole – The Very Thought of You

Bill Evans Trio – Live at the Village Vanguard (1961)

Saetia – A Retrospective

American Football – S/T

So that’s what we listen to.  What are your fifteen favorite albums?