Top 20 Classic Rock Albums (Not including "Greatest Hits")

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Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
1.  Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band by The Beatles
The list author says:
  "The essential Beatle's album.  It also has some of the greatest classic rock songs ever written."
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Dark Side Of The Moon
2.  Dark Side Of The Moon by Pink Floyd
The list author says:
  "What can I say?  Pink Floyd was one of the greatest bands of their decade, and this is one of the best concept album."
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The Doors
3.  The Doors by The Doors
The list author says:
  ""Light My Fire" and "The End".  Plus, Jim Morrison is one of the best singers ever."
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Are You Experienced
4.  Are You Experienced by Jimi Hendrix
The list author says:
  "If Jimi Hendrix had never been born, then the state of rock music today would be greatly altered.  No matter how much you wish to deny it, all of the new bands owe something to Jimi Hendrix."
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Led Zeppelin IV (aka ZOSO)
5.  Led Zeppelin IV (aka ZOSO) by Led Zeppelin
The list author says:
  "Led Zeppelin just plain rocks.  On this album, their epic song "Stairway To Heaven" is introduced, and "Black Dog" and "Rock and Roll" are also included."
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Frampton Comes Alive
6.  Frampton Comes Alive by Peter Frampton
The list author says:
  "Pioneer of the "talk box", this is the first time that Peter Frampton headlined a concert.  He goes all out, with a sound that many bands tried to duplicate."
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Boston
7.  Boston by Boston
The list author says:
  "The true reason that this album is included is "More Than A Feeling", which is a classic."
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A Night at the Opera
8.  A Night at the Opera by Queen
The list author says:
  "Ok, say all that you want about Queen, but the group had a whole lot of guts releasing an operatic single.  This album is just great, including a wonderful rendition of "God Save The Queen"."
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Who's Next (Deluxe Edition)
9.  Who's Next (Deluxe Edition) by The Who
The list author says:
  "Quite possibly the best Who album.  Sample songs from this are "Won't Get Fooled Again" and "Behind Blue Eyes"."
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Let It Bleed
10.  Let It Bleed by The Rolling Stones
The list author says:
  "It was hard to pick one Rolling Stones album, but this one was just plain killer.  Of course, the classic track is "Gimme Shelter"."
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Disraeli Gears
11.  Disraeli Gears by Cream
The list author says:
  "Cream was a great band, with guitarist Eric Clapton.  Here is one of the best albums from them."
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Layla
12.  Layla by Derek & The Dominos
The list author says:
  "Ok, technically, I shouldn't have this, because Eric Clapton was also a part of this group.  But this album is just too good to pass.  Listen to "Bell Bottom Blues" and "Layla", and all will be good."
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Toys in the Attic
13.  Toys in the Attic by Aerosmith
The list author says:
  "Aerosmith is one of America's greatest rock bands.  Though this is not their first album, it's considered one of their best. Listen to "Walk This Way" and "Sweet Emotion" and see why they're the best."
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Machine Head
14.  Machine Head by Deep Purple
The list author says:
  "Headbanging never seemed so fun.  "Smoke on the Water" is probably engraved into your skull by now.  If not, get it there."
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Brain Salad Surgery
15.  Brain Salad Surgery by Emerson, Lake & Palmer
The list author says:
  ""Karn Evil 9" is the classic on this disc.  Listen to all of it's parts, you won't be disappointed"
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Hotel California
16.  Hotel California by Eagles
The list author says:
  "The Eagles hit it big with this album, which includes the classics "Hotel California" and "Life In The Fast Lane"."
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Back in Black
17.  Back in Black by AC/DC
The list author says:
  "The death of singer Bon Scott hit AC/DC pretty hard.  This album, the first after the death, is plain meat and potatoes rock.  And nothing beats that."
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American Beauty
18.  American Beauty by Grateful Dead
The list author says:
  "Ok, there was no way I could chose between this and the next album.  Both are excelent albums by quite possibly the best jam band ever."
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Workingman's Dead
19.  Workingman's Dead by Grateful Dead
The list author says:
  "*see above*"
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Second Helping
20.  Second Helping by Lynyrd Skynyrd
The list author says:
  "Over the few years that Skynyrd recorded, some of the greatest Southern Rock anthems of all time.  "Sweet Home Alabama" and "The Ballad of Curtus Lowe" are such examples."
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