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Favorite Albums of ALL-TIME (#1 through #40)

Christopher Ruble "songdiver"
The list author says: "My favorite albums I've ever heard for my listening pleasure.
As of November 2010...revised again July 11, 2011...slightly again on August 2011...and it changes each day. This list is based only on the impact these albums have made at this moment...multiplied by specific moments...if one pays attention then one will understand the philosophy."
At Dawn
At Dawn
"2001 - my heart ripped out and exposed to the world"
Circulatory System
Circulatory System
"2001 - tripped so hard...so hard I slipped into other worlds"
Black Foliage: Animation Music
Black Foliage: Animation Music
"1999 - Psychotic and brilliant...if an abstract painting could sing it would sound like this album"
It Still Moves
It Still Moves
"2003 - Psychedelia, Southern Rock, Folk, Soul, Country...good album for nearly any occasion or state of mind"
In the Aeroplane over the Sea
In the Aeroplane over the Sea
"1998 - an album so good words cannot describe"
Lifted or The Story Is in the Soil, Keep Your Ear to the Ground
Lifted or The Story Is in the Soil, Keep Your Ear to the Ground
"2002 - the best psychedelic folk album ever made...created in the mind of an ancient genius brought back to show the way"
Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots
Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots
"2002 - Epic, Classic"
Neon Bible
Neon Bible
Three Ep's
Three Ep's
"1999 - Organized Chaos...maddening percussion mixed with perfect vocal work and intriguing lyrics"
Z
Z
"2005 - 2005...the bar was reset...Z sets a new standard for ROCK N ROLL..."
Among My Swan
Among My Swan
"1995 - While others were following trends, Mazzy Star quietly made their timeless masterpiece...staying true to their Velvet Underground roots while branching out with Hope Sandoval's perfect reverb-drenched vocals."
Love Is Hell
Love Is Hell
"2003(EPs)/2004(LP) - #12:Please Don't Let Me Go, #13:City Rain, City Streets, #14:I See Monsters, #15:English Girls Approximately...possibly the best four consecutive songs on any album ever made"
Fading Parade
Fading Parade
"The most consistent album ever made...I give each song my highest rating.  So sad, so beautiful, and played with a passion nearly unparalleled.  Over the last year, this album has helped me through some difficult times..."
Digital Ash in a Digital Urn
Digital Ash in a Digital Urn
"2005 - It gets better every year..."
Funeral
Funeral
"2004 - One of the best, if not THEE best, debut albums."
Sea Change
Sea Change
"2002 - Makes Dylan's "Blood on the Tracks" seem trivial"
From a Basement on the Hill
From a Basement on the Hill
"2004 - His final, and most adventurous album"
I'm Wide Awake, It's Morning
I'm Wide Awake, It's Morning
"2005 - Road trip on a sunny day + "I'm Wide Awake" = perfect moment"
Siamese Dream
Siamese Dream
"1993 - After all these years this album still holds up due to the tireless layering techniques."
The Suburbs
The Suburbs
"2010 - Instant classic"
Tennessee Fire
Tennessee Fire
"1999 - Like a warm blanket on a cold night...The legend of Jim James begins..."
The Sunset Tree
The Sunset Tree
"2005 - In the running for "saddest album ever made."  If you want a good, healthy cry then run this through your headphones..."
Either / Or
Either / Or
"1997 - If you haven't heard this album before...there's a strong possibility you are a bad person"
Lose Big
Lose Big
"2008 - Gloriously-Dark Melodies"
Fate
Fate
"2008 - Infectious melodies"
High Violet
High Violet
"2010 - Every track on this album is solid"
Teen Dream [CD + DVD]
Teen Dream [CD + DVD]
"2010 - Addictive"
Expensive Vomit In A Cheap Hotel
Expensive Vomit In A Cheap Hotel
"2008 - Reckless abandonment, imperfect sound, unpleasant screaming, and vomiting?  Whether they made something beautiful sound chaotic on purpose or they sculpted chaos into a beautiful artistic expression...I'll never know, but the result is both heartbreaking and soul-inspiring"
Strange Geometry
Strange Geometry
"2005 - 60s Brit-pop revival?  No.  Transcendent of all 60s British music?  YES.  Perfect vocals, poetic imagery, melodic guitar riffs, creative and skillful drumming, tight overall sound, atmospheric,"
Asleep At Heaven's Gate
Asleep At Heaven's Gate
"2007 - "Asleep at Heaven's Gate" contains essentially everything I look for in rock n roll album: a big sound, a live sound with seamless production techniques, good vocals, melodic songs that stay in my head for days, several transitions in each song, abstract lyrics, atmospheric"
Directions To See A Ghost
Directions To See A Ghost
"2008 - If Jim Morrison, Grace Slick, and Roky Erickson harmonized with the Velvet Underground as the backing band...it would sound almost as good as this album."
Methodrone
Methodrone
"1995 - BJM transcending previous shoe-gaze and drone albums."
The Velvet Underground
The Velvet Underground
"1969 - Not as "experimental" compared to the previous two albums, but much more consistent."
In a Cave
In a Cave
"2008 - Elf Power's finest moment.  After being a band for almost 15 years by this point and making several good albums, they reach an entirely different level here."
Battle of Electricity
Battle of Electricity
"2001 - Underrated, unappreciated, disliked...but quite a find for people with good taste...lo-fi punk meets pretty melodies."
Sandinista!
Sandinista!
"1980 - Experimental magic"
Zaireeka
Zaireeka
"1997 - I have only properly experienced this album twice...with two other people...the statement/question was raised: "so...this is the best album ever?"  In the right setting...yes, it is"
Beast Rest Forth Mouth
Beast Rest Forth Mouth
"2009 - Everything about this recording is exciting."
Monsters Of Folk
Monsters Of Folk
"2009 - The only great "super-band" collaboration in the history of music.  Rather than sounding like a collection of throwaways by each individual, they actually harmonize and make each song seem as though it's coming from a band who have been together for many years."
There Is No Enemy [Explicit]
There Is No Enemy [Explicit]
"2009 - Another perfect album from one of the most melodic bands"