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A Listmania! list by L. Ricciuti (MA)
The list author says: "Here are my favorite albums."
Dark Side Of The Moon
1.  Dark Side Of The Moon by Pink Floyd
The list author says:
  "This is probably the best album ever recorded. Nine dramatic, dreamy songs strung togther, forming a concept album about the world's craziness."
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Wish You Were Here
2.  Wish You Were Here by Pink Floyd
The list author says:
  "Dark Side's follow up is also nearly perect. It's another concept album. Features two epic soundscapes that transcend rock music as we know it."
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Meddle
3.  Meddle by Pink Floyd
The list author says:
  "The most dream-like album in the Pink Floyd catalogue. This, "Dark Side of the Moon", and "Wish You Were Here" form the band's Holy Trinity."
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The Wall
4.  The Wall by Pink Floyd
The list author says:
  "Pink Floyd's second-best selling album was made as the band was falling apart. The songs on here are shorter and more conventional than what you'd hear on other Pink Floyd albums. It's also their darkest album, telling the story of an insane rock star."
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Siamese Dream
5.  Siamese Dream by Smashing Pumpkins
The list author says:
  "90s 'alt-rock' at its best. Amazing heavy, deep guitar sound, angsty, emotive lyrics sung by a unique voice, and some very enjoyable and original melodies."
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Mellon Collie & the Infinite Sadness
6.  Mellon Collie & the Infinite Sadness by Smashing Pumpkins
The list author says:
  "The Smashing Pumpkins are my favorite 90s band. This is their third album. It has this certain epic vibe to it, with a nice mix of soft prettiness and dark heaviness. It's an emotional journey complete with tons 'o' angst."
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The Aeroplane Flies High
7.  The Aeroplane Flies High by Smashing Pumpkins
The list author says:
  "Songs from the MCIS sessions that didn't make it onto the album. Not really an A+, but a nice companion to MCIS."
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Building Nothing Out Of Something
8.  Building Nothing Out Of Something by Modest Mouse
The list author says:
  "My favorite indie rock album. It' actually a compilation of non-lp songs from the first phase of Modest Mouse's career. 12 perfect songs with amazing, quirky (in a sad, lonely sense) lyrics and catchy/jagged instrumentation."
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No One's First, and You're Next
9.  No One's First, and You're Next by Modest Mouse
The list author says:
  "Fast forward to present-day. Another collection of non-lp tracks, this time from the "new" Modest Mouse. In the 90s, they were a three-piece. These days things are a lot more complicated. Still has that poppiness that's always been there."
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Are You Experienced
10.  Are You Experienced by Jimi Hendrix
The list author says:
  "The best music to come out of the 1960s. This is the first album by who a lot of people will agree is the best guitarist of all time. It rocks and bends the mind simultaneously."
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Weezer (Blue Album)
11.  Weezer (Blue Album) by Weezer
The list author says:
  "Very accessible and irrestible pop with lots of distorted guitars that never gets old."
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Elephant
12.  Elephant by The White Stripes
The list author says:
  "I've heard it said that this is destined to be THE classic rock album of the 2000s. Then I heard a whole mess of cynics and naysayers. Whatever. Take a listen and decide for yourself."
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White Blood Cells
13.  White Blood Cells by The White Stripes
The list author says:
  "More minimalistic than "Elephant". When I was younger, I thought it was a concept album about puppy love. It's not supposed to be, but it feels like it to me. Contains the classic "We're Going To Be Friends"."
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Get Behind Me Satan
14.  Get Behind Me Satan by The White Stripes
The list author says:
  "Here's where The White Stripes start to experiment a little. It's an eclectic mix, with piano ballads, pop songs, and a funny little bluegrass tune. There are still plenty of rockers, too."
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MTV Unplugged in New York
15.  MTV Unplugged in New York by Nirvana
The list author says:
  "My favorote live album. This and "Building Nothing Out of Something" are great for long car or bus rides. It's a much softer, more melodic take on Nirvana's music with a certain warmth to it."
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Nevermind
16.  Nevermind by Nirvana
The list author says:
  "People NEVER shut up about this album. Some trash it, some worship it. I think it's excellent, especially the first six songs."
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Paranoid
17.  Paranoid by Black Sabbath
The list author says:
  "Black Sabbath was the first metal band. I'm not a huge fan of "real" metal, but I love early Black Sabbath. There's so much sheer power in their music! Here's their signiture album."
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Master of Reality
18.  Master of Reality by Black Sabbath
The list author says:
  "No one can make riffs like Tony Iommi. This album is the origin of the deep, heavy guitar sound I described under "Siamese Dream". Also be on the lookout for Geezer Butler's psychedelia-ish bass parts."
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Nebraska
19.  Nebraska by Bruce Springsteen
The list author says:
  "This is the only Springsteen album I own. The music on here is haunting, moving, and beautiful. It's very stripped down as well."
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So Tonight That I Might See
20.  So Tonight That I Might See by Mazzy Star
The list author says:
  "Speaking of haunting and beautiful, here's a band I discovered this past summer. This album is nice and soothing, but also trippy. Hope Sandoval is by far my favorite female vocalist."
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Sister
21.  Sister by Sonic Youth
The list author says:
  "This summer was also when I discovered Sonic Youth, who have become one of my all-time favorite bands. Cool, dissonent rock and roll that will blow your mind. It also has a a bit of a spooky feel."
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Dirty
22.  Dirty by Sonic Youth
The list author says:
  "More cool dissonence. Probably the hardest-rocking Sonic Youth album."
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A Thousand Leaves
23.  A Thousand Leaves by Sonic Youth
The list author says:
  "Still noisy, but on this album Sonic Youth goes into very melodic, warm territory. Has a certain quietness, despite all the feedback and noise."
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Sea Change
24.  Sea Change by Beck
The list author says:
  "I got denied by someone I was very attracted to one day. That week I bought this album. It's the saddest album I own, and one of the most beautiful."
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Guero
25.  Guero by Beck
The list author says:
  "Beck never stays in one place for very long. I'd reccomend that you check out all his album. Here's one of his best, with beats courtesy of The Dust Brothers."
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The Incident
26.  The Incident by Porcupine Tree
The list author says:
  "Porcupine Tree (specifically their genius frontman Steven Wilson)has been pregressing since the late 80s. I think this is their best album, a perfect blend of accesibilty and experiementalism. It's also a concept album in the tradition of "Dark Side of the Moon"."
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Signify
27.  Signify by Porcupine Tree
The list author says:
  "Here's a much earlier album. It's very creepy and dark, having a way of putting a listener in a kind of trance. Like some kind of wonderful nightmare."
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The Downward Spiral
28.  The Downward Spiral by Nine Inch Nails
The list author says:
  "A song cycle about self-destruction and inner pain. Very dense and clearly influenced by "The Wall"."
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The Fragile
29.  The Fragile by Nine Inch Nails
The list author says:
  "Nine Inch Nails are one of the great 90s bands. This is probably Trent Reznor's crowing achievement as a composer. The music is still dark and angry."
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OK Computer
30.  OK Computer by Radiohead
The list author says:
  "A perrenial favorite for crtics. Has "classic" written all over it, with an amazing collage of effects and sounds. It's pretty gloomy, too."
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Vitalogy
31.  Vitalogy by Pearl Jam
The list author says:
  "This one's hard to describe. I guess you could call it Pearl Jam's "experimental" album. I think the mix of grunge and weirdness is very interesting and that it gives the album an epic feel. It sounds like life."
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Thick As A Brick
32.  Thick As A Brick by Jethro Tull
The list author says:
  "An endlessly enternaining 44-minute prog epic. It's not spacey or cosmic at all, though. In fact, it's almost folky. The satirica; lyrics are also very fun to listen to."
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The Velvet Underground
33.  The Velvet Underground by Velvet Underground
The list author says:
  "Another stark, quiet album. The songs are very poignant and the production is nice and clean, probabl due to the minimalism of the music."
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The Velvet Underground & Nico
34.  The Velvet Underground & Nico by Velvet Underground
The list author says:
  "Another very hyped album. I figured I ought to include it in here, because you need to listen to it. The Velvet Undergound are kind of like The Beatles of alternative/underground music."
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Loveless
35.  Loveless by My Bloody Valentine
The list author says:
  "A mind-blowing sound-wash that reminds me of being in the shower. There's a lot of wonderful noise on here that creates a euphoria in your ears."
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Lift Your Skinny Fists Like Antennas To Heaven
36.  Lift Your Skinny Fists Like Antennas To Heaven by Godspeed You! Black Emperor
The list author says:
  "This is what I'm listening to right now. Awesome epic soundscapes. It's a two-disc album with four songs on it, each clocking in at about 20 minutes in length. Another definitive 2000s album."
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Aenima
37.  Aenima by Tool
The list author says:
  "Another foray of mine into metal territory. Prog-metal, to be exact. Floydtallica."
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The White Album
38.  The White Album by The Beatles
The list author says:
  "The most celebrated band of all time gives Jimi a run for his money on this album. This is where The Beatles conquered popular music with an an astounding variety of pop genres."
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Plastic Ono Band
39.  Plastic Ono Band by John Lennon
The list author says:
  "John Lennon "let's it all out"."
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Let It Bleed
40.  Let It Bleed by The Rolling Stones
The list author says:
  "This and "Beggars Banquet" are in my opinion the two essential Stones albums, although others cite "Exile on Mainstreet". "Let It Bleed" is 'down and dirty' and really fun to listen to, with the great Keith Richards playing virtually every guitar part."
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