2008: Essential Album List

A Listmania! list by R. Gorham "RCG2"
 
The Sound of Madness
1.  The Sound of Madness by Shinedown
The list author says:
  "Solid album from start to finish. My favorite Shinedown album to date. If you're not a fan (yet), try this one."
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Black Ice
2.  Black Ice by AC/DC
The list author says:
  "Sell out? Only available at first at Wal-Mart! Regardless - a good album and get your mits on it even if you can't get it hear at Amazon the first few weeks/months of its release."
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4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (181 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

Watershed
3.  Watershed by Opeth
The list author says:
  "Not particularly a fan of Opeth, but this album has blown me away. The slower more melodic moments are numerous and dare I say this album is wonderfully balanced... beautiful."
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4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (132 customer reviews) | 2 customer discussions

Saints of Los Angeles
4.  Saints of Los Angeles by Motley Crue
The list author says:
  "Outstanding comeback from the original 4 Crue members. Tremendous amount of rock, sleaze, melody and attitude."
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4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (152 customer reviews) | 7 customer discussions

Scars and Souvenirs
5.  Scars and Souvenirs by Theory of a Deadman
The list author says:
  "Song after song... this album rocks. Their best one yet."
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4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (113 customer reviews) | 3 customer discussions

Death Magnetic
6.  Death Magnetic by Metallica
The list author says:
  "Welcome back! Songs reminiscent of the late 80's Metallica. Nice comeback after the putrid "St. Anger" disc."
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4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1,042 customer reviews) | 105 customer discussions

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Good To Be Bad
7.  Good To Be Bad by Whitesnake
The list author says:
  "David Coverdale collecting Social Security and still rocking strong! Big surprise - there are some great songs here and old Whitesnake fans need this album."
$19.05   Used & New from: $2.80
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (149 customer reviews) | 12 customer discussions

Consolers of the Lonely
8.  Consolers of the Lonely by The Raconteurs
The list author says:
  "Not a huge fan of the White Stripes at all... but I really like this Jack White release. Favorite track (#3) "You Don't Understand Me"."
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4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (167 customer reviews) | 4 customer discussions

Folklore & Superstition
9.  Folklore & Superstition by Black Stone Cherry
The list author says:
  "Boys from Kentucky rock on their 2nd release. Not as strong as their debut... but still solid."
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4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (58 customer reviews)

The Illusion Of Progress
10.  The Illusion Of Progress by Staind
The list author says:
  "I like the album a ton... but it left me feeling like all their other releases... good songs, but nothing incredibly original from album to album. Overall, I like this album better than their previous 2 albums."
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4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (126 customer reviews) | 2 customer discussions

Lightning Strikes Again
11.  Lightning Strikes Again by Dokken
The list author says:
  "A nice return to form for Don Dokken and bandmates. OK... even if Jeff Pilson and George Lynch are long gone. Jon Levin does a fine job on guitar."
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4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (71 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

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Nil Recurring
12.  Nil Recurring by Porcupine Tree
The list author says:
  "A short EP from the Tree (4 songs). Needless to say, Steven Wilson & Co shine throughout."
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4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (38 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

Digital Versatile Doom: Live at the Orpheum Theater
13.  Digital Versatile Doom: Live at the Orpheum Theater by HIM
The list author says:
  "2 discs. One CD of the concert, followed by the DVD of the same show. Good song list and better than average footage on the DVD."
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01011001
14.  01011001 by Ayreon
The list author says:
  "More of what you'd expect from Ayreon (tho a bit tamer than past releases) - with another all-star cast."
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4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (48 customer reviews)

Greatest Hit (...and 21 other pretty cool songs)
15.  Greatest Hit (...and 21 other pretty cool songs) by Dream Theater
The list author says:
  "It's about time Dream Theater put a BEST OF collection on the market. Great for the fan to have some great songs all in one spot, and great for the beginner - serves as a nice intro this amazing band."
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4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (44 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

Light From Above
16.  Light From Above by Black Tide
The list author says:
  "Wow - these teens can rock! A throwback to the 80's."
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4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (43 customer reviews)

Ghost Opera: The Second Coming
17.  Ghost Opera: The Second Coming by Kamelot
The list author says:
  "Fans of Khan & Kamelot will surely want this in their collection. Bonus 2nd disc with 13 songs - mostly live with a few studio tracks."
$17.70   Used & New from: $5.00
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (17 customer reviews)

3 Doors Down
18.  3 Doors Down by 3 Doors Down
The list author says:
  "Not a huge fan of 3 Doors Down (thought I own 3 discs of theirs)... this one I feel is their most solid effort. Some great tunes here."
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4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (97 customer reviews) | 3 customer discussions

Black Butterfly
19.  Black Butterfly by Buckcherry
The list author says:
  "Hard rock and blues. In my opinion, better than their previous album "15"."
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Nostradamus
20.  Nostradamus by Judas Priest
The list author says:
  "Weird 2-cd set from Rob Halford & Co... but good! Varied, uneven, and so unlike Priest... that in the end I really admire what they've done here."
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3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (379 customer reviews) | 9 customer discussions

H.A.A.R.P.: Live from Wembley (Region 2 DVD)
21.  H.A.A.R.P.: Live from Wembley (Region 2 DVD) by Muse
The list author says:
  "Great live 2-cd set. Fans will need this."
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4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (116 customer reviews) | 7 customer discussions

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