what are your top 5 albums from each decade?

mine are

70s

Deep purple Burn

Deep purple Made in Japan

Deep Purple Come taste the band

Deep purple in rock

Rainbow Rising

80s

Michael jackson Bad

Whitesnake Slide it in

Danger Danger (self titled)

Black Sabbath Heaven and hell

Dio Holy diver

90s

Axel Rudi Pell oceans of time

Hardline Double Eclipse

Whitesnake slip of the tongue

Deep Purple Purpendicular

Dio Lock up the wolves

2000-present

Axel Rudi Pell the masquerade ball

Heaven and hell the devil you know

Crush 40 (self titled)

Hardline leaving the end open

Meatloaf bat out of hell 3

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  • 1 decade ago
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    These are not "Firm" -- just what I think, today :))

    1970s --

    Rock. --

    1. Montrose -- "Montrose"

    2. UFO -- "Force It"

    3. Deep Purple -- "In Rock"

    4. Led Zeppelin -- "Zoso"

    5. Budgie -- "Bandolier" & Golden Earring -- "Moontan" ( tie :)

    Punk --

    1. Sex Pistols -- "Never Mind the Bullocks"

    2. Buzzcocks -- "Another Music in a Different Kitchen"

    3. Wire -- "Pink Flag"

    4. The Damned -- "Damned Damned Damned"

    5. The Crass -- "The Feeding of the 5000"

    Prog --

    1. Genesis -- "Selling England by the Pound"

    2. Split Enz -- "Second Thoughts (UK, Aus); Mental Notes (US)"

    3. Robert Wyatt -- "Rock Bottom"

    4. Premiata Forneria Marconi -- "Chocolate Kings"

    5. Brian Eno -- "Another Green World"

    New Wave --

    1. Magazine -- "Real Life" (1978)

    2. Tubeway Army -- "Replicas" (1978)

    3. Television -- "Marquee Moon" (1977)

    4. The Talking Heads -- "More Songs About Buildings and Food" (1978)

    5. DEVO -- "Q: Are We Not Men? A: We Are Devo!" (1978)

    Live --

    1. Deep Purple -- "Made in Japan"

    2. Yes -- "Yessongs"

    3. Genesis -- "Live"

    4. Mountain -- "Twin Peaks"

    5. Rory Gallagher -- "Irish Tour '74"

    Honorable Mentions --

    1. Hawkwind -- "Quark, Strangeness, & Charm"

    2. Hawkwind -- "Space Ritual" ( live )

    3. Van der Graaf -- "Pawn Hearts"

    4. Van der Graaf -- "Still Life"

    5. Gentle Giant -- "Three Friends"

    Overall -- ( including undefined genres ) --

    1. Wire -- "154"

    2. Genesis -- "Selling England by the Pound"

    3. Magazine -- "Real Life"

    4. Sex Pistols -- "Never Mind the Bullocks"

    5. Punishment of Luxury -- "Laughing Academy"

    Edit --

    1980s --

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    1. Kate Bush -- "The Dreaming"

    2. Psychedelic Furs -- "Mirror Moves"

    3. The Cure -- "Disintegration"

    4. OMD -- "Architecture & Morality"

    5. Public Image Ltd. -- "Album"

    1990s --

    1. The Cure -- "Wish"

    2. NIN -- "The Downward Spiral"

    3. Hawkwind -- "Electric Tepee"

    4. STP -- "Purple"

    5. Smashing Pumpkins -- "Siamese Dream"

    2000s --

    1. Ange -- "Culinaire Lingus"

    2. Frost* -- "Experiments in Mass Appeal"

    3. le Orme -- "Elementi"

    4. The Mars Volta -- "De-loused in the Comatorium"

    5. Tool -- "Lateralus"

    2010s --

    Scarlett Bubble -- "Last Gasp"

    Vital Morbidity -- "The Others"

    The Uprising -- "Wasteland"

    Victim of Hooves -- "Burst"

    Seven Peckered Muskox -- "Saddle Sores"

    1960s --

    Proto-Prog, Prog, & Eclectic --

    1. Frank Zappa -- "Hot Rats"

    2. The Velvet Underground & Nico (debut)

    3. King Crimson -- "In the Court of the Crimson King"

    4. The Soft Machine (debut)

    5. Vanilla Fudge -- "Renaissance"

    Regular --

    ..1. Jefferson Airplane -- "After Bathing at Baxter's"

    ..2. Led Zeppelin (debut)

    ..3. The Who -- "Sell Out"

    ..4. Jethro Tull - "Stand Up"

    ..5. Chicago -- "The Chicago Transit Authority"

    "...breakin' all the house rules..."

    ..6. Jimi Hendrix Experience -- "Are You Experienced?"

    ..7. The Allman Brothers Band (debut)

    ..8. CCR -- "Bayou Country"

    ..9. The Beatles -- "Revolver"

    10. The Beach Boys -- "Surfin' USA" ( ahead of its time, imo )

    1950s --

    1. Miles Davis -- " 'Round About Midnight" (1957)

    2. Bo Diddley (debut) - ( collection of singles )

    3. Miles Davis -- "Birth of The Cool" (1950) - ( Not in his Top 3, but very significant :)

    4. Chuck Berry -- "Is On Top" ( collection of singles )

    5. Miles Davis -- "Milestones" (1958)

    6. Thelonious Monk Quartet with John Coltrane at Carnegie Hall

    1940s --

    1. Django Reinhardt -- "Paris 1945"

    2. Nat King Cole -- "The King Cole Trio"

    3. Frank Sinatra -- "The Voice of Frank Sinatra"

    4. Glenn Miller -- "Masterpieces"

    5. ( unfortunately -- not many of the Greats did full LPs back then -- just singles :)

    1930s --

    1. Benny Goodman -- "The Birth of Swing"

    2. Tommy Dorsey -- "Stop, Look and Listen"

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  • 1 decade ago

    60s

    In the Court of the Crimson King - King Crimson

    White Light/White Heat - Velvet Underground

    Forever Changes - Love

    Fun House - The Stooges

    We're Only In It For the Money - Frank Zappa

    70s

    Ege Bamyasi - Can

    Animals - Pink Floyd

    Larks Tongues in Aspic - King Crimson

    Close to the Edge - Yes

    London Calling - The Clash

    80s

    Discipline - King Crimson

    The Name of This Band in Talking Heads - Talking Heads

    Paul's Boutique - Beastie Boys

    Thriller - Michael Jackson

    Double Nickels on the Dime - Minutemen

    90s

    Dummy - Portishead

    Mezzanine - Massive Attack

    Mr. Bungle - Mr. Bungle

    Laughing Stock - Talk Talk

    Ágætis byrjun - Sigur Ros

    00-Present

    Frances the Mute - Mars Volta

    Lift Your Skinny Fists Like Antennas to Heaven - Godspeed You! Black Emperor

    Abattoir Blues/Lyre of Orpheus - Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds

    De-Loused in the Comatorium - Mars Volta

    Two Against Nature - Steely Dan

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  • MrLoaf
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    1 decade ago

    Dude, Love your list, here's mine

    70's

    1 Rainbow - Long Live Rock N Roll (1978)

    2 Wishbone Ash - Argus (1972)

    3 Caravan - In The Land Of Grey & Pink (1971)

    4 Yes - Going For The One (1977)

    5 Deep Purple - Stormbringer (1974)

    (If I could have a 6th it would be 1972's Foxtrot by Genesis.)

    80's

    1 Whitesnake - Ready & Willing (1980)

    2 Black Sabbath - Heaven & Hell (1980)

    3 Iron Maiden - Iron Maiden (1980)

    4 Dio - The Last In Line (1984)

    5 Whitesnake - Saints N Sinners (1982)

    90's

    1 Black Sabbath - Dehumanizer (1992)

    2 Soul Asylum - Grave Dancers Union (1993)

    3 Deep Purple - The Battle Rages On (1993)

    4 Rainbow - Stranger In Us All (1995)

    5 Blackmore's Night - Shadow Of The Moon (1997)

    2000's

    1 Falconer - Chapters Of A Vale Forlorn (2003)

    2 Whitesnake - Good To Be Bad (2008)

    3 Heaven & Hell - The Devil You Know (2009)

    4 Blackmore's Night - The Village Lantern (2006)

    5 Dio - Magica (2000)

    If I had to choose only one of these albums on this list to take to a desert island with me, I'd choose Rainbow's Long Live Rock N Roll. IMHO, the greatest album of all time.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    60s:

    1. In the Court of the Crimson King - King Crimson

    2. My Favorite Things - John Coltrane

    3. Bitches Brew - Miles Davis

    4. The Doors - The Doors

    5. The Beatles - The Beatles

    70's:

    1. Red - King Crimson

    2. Octopus - Gentle Giant

    3. A Tribute to Jack Johnson - Miles Davis

    4. U.K. - U.K.

    5. Foxtrot - Genesis

    80's:

    1. Discipline - King Crimson

    2. Still Life (Talking) - Pat Metheny Group

    3. ... And Justice for All - Metallica

    4. Moving Pictures - Rush

    5. Operation: Mindcrime - Queensryche

    90's:

    1. Stupid Dream - Porcupine Tree

    2. The Light - Spock's Beard

    3. Back in the World of Adventures - The Flower Kings

    4. Superunknown - Soundgarden

    5. Suffocating the Bloom - Echolyn

    00's:

    1. SMPT:e - Transatlantic

    2. Snow - Spock's Beard

    3. Unfold the Future - The Flower Kings

    4. In Absentia - Porcupine Tree

    5. The Way Up - Pat Metheny Group

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    The 60's

    The Doors - The Doors

    Pink Floyd - A Saucerful Of Secrets

    The Rolling Stones - Let It Bleed

    King Crimson - In The Court Of The Crimson King

    Iron Butterfly - In A Gadda Da Vida

    The 70's

    Led Zeppelin - Houses Of The Holy

    Yes - The Yes Album

    Black Sabbath - Megalomania

    Deep Purple - In Rock

    Rush - 2112

    The 80's

    Zebra - Zebra

    Iron Maiden - Iron Maiden

    Metallica - Master Of Puppets

    Joe Satriani - Not Of This Earth

    Helloween - Keeper Of The Seven Keys Part 1&2

    The 90's

    Iced Earth - Night Of The Stormrider

    The Four Horsemen - Nobody Said It Was Easy

    Faith No More - The Real Thing

    Alice In Chains - Dirt

    Therion - Theli

    The 2000s

    Therion - Deggial

    Nightwish - Once

    Opeth - Watershed

    Stratovarius - Elements Parts 1&2

    Wolfmother - Wolfmother

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    70s

    Dark Side Of The Moon - Pink Floyd

    Led Zeppelin IV - Led Zeppelin

    Ziggy Stardust & The Spiders From Mars - David Bowie

    Bridge Over Troubled Water - Simon & Garfunkel

    Deja Vu - Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young

    80s

    Born in the U.S.A.- Bruce Springsteen

    Meat Is Murder - The Smiths

    Slippery when wet - Bon Jovi

    Appetite For Destruction- Guns N' Roses

    The Stone Roses - The Stone Roses

    90s

    Oasis - Definitely Maybe

    Automatic For The People - R.E.M.

    The Bends - Radiohead

    Parklife - Blur

    Everything Must Go - Manic Street Preachers

    00s

    Franz Ferdinand - Franz Ferdinand

    The Libertines - The Libertines

    Modern Times - Bob Dylan

    Reality - David Bowie

    Parachutes - Coldplay

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    60s

    The Beatles - Please Please Me

    The Zombies - Odessey and Oracle

    The Velvet Underground - The Velvet Underground & Nico

    Donovan - The Hurdy Gurdy Man

    The Rolling Stones - The Rolling Stones No. 2

    70s

    The Ramones - Leave Home

    Blondie - Eat to the Beat

    Joy Division - Unknown Pleasures

    Television - Marquee Moon

    Pink Floyd - Dark Side Of The Moon

    80s

    A Flock Of Seagulls - A Flock Of Seagulls

    Duran Duran - Rio

    Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark - OMD

    Tears for Fears - The Hurting

    The Psychedelic Furs - Forever Now

    90s

    The Ramones - Mondo Bizarro

    The Offspring - Smash

    Belle & Sebastian - The Boy with the Arab Strap

    Radiohead - Pablo Honey

    The Smashing Pumpkins - Gish

    00s

    Interpol - Turn On The Bright Lights

    Interpol - Antics

    Beach House - Beach House

    Arcade Fire - Funeral

    Ladytron - Witching Hour

    Source(s): This was very fun.
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  • 1 decade ago

    70's

    Led Zeppelin IV

    Paranoid-Black Sabbath

    Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap-AC/DC

    Nevermind The Bollocks Here's The Sex Pistols

    (GI)-The Germs

    80's

    Damaged-Black Flag

    Group Sex-Circle Jerks

    Number Of The Beast-Iron Maiden

    Bad Brains-Bad Brains

    Back In Black-AC/DC

    90's

    Nevermind-Nirvana

    Dirt-Alice In Chains

    Superunknown-Soundgarden

    Californication-Red Hot Chili Peppers

    Core-Stone Temple Pilots

    00's

    Black Gives Way To Blue-Alice In Chains

    Stadium Arcadium-Red Hot Chili Peppers

    By The Way-Red Hot Chili Peppers

    With Teeth-Nine Inch Nails

    The Slip-Nine Inch Nails

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  • 1 decade ago

    I feel like I'm forgetting some stuff, but here's my first try.

    70's

    1.) The Clash- (self-titled) US version

    2.) The Clash- "London Calling"

    3.) Joy Division/Warsaw- "Warsaw"

    4.) Wipers- "Is This Real?"

    5.) Wire- "Pink Flag"

    80's

    1.) Les Thugs- "Still Hungry"

    2.) Mekon's- "The Edge Of The World"

    3.) Misfits- "Walk Among Us"

    4.) Fugazi- "13 Songs"

    5.) Mekon's- "Honky Tonkin'"

    90's

    1.) Jawbreaker- "Bivouac"

    2.) Jawbreaker- "24 Hour Revenge Therapy"

    3.) Seaweed- "Spanaway"

    4.) Rock*A*Teens- "Cry"

    5.) Jawbreaker- "Unfun"

    00's

    1.) Kudzu Wish- "Reverse Hurricane"

    2.) The Prids- "Until The World Is Beautiful"

    3.) Flogging Molly- "Drunken Lullabies"

    4.) The Epoxies- (self-titled)

    5.) Erase Errata- "Nightlife"

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  • 1 decade ago

    60s

    Revolver - Beatles

    Rubber Soul - Beatles

    Led Zeppelin II - Led Zeppelin

    Are You Experienced? - Jimi Hendrix Experience

    Piper at the Gates of Dawn - Pink Floyd (Sorry Pet Sounds - I have allegiances to tend to...)

    70s

    Dark Side of the Moon - Pink Floyd

    Who's Next - The Who

    Loaded - Velvet Undergound

    Led Zeppelin IV - Led Zeppelin

    Atom Heart Mother - Pink Floyd(ahem, once again...)

    80s

    Remain in Light - Talking Heads

    Surfer Rosa - Pixies

    Paul's Boutique - Beastie Boys

    3 Feet High and Rising - De La Soul

    Closer - Joy Division

    90s

    OK Computer - Radiohead

    Pinkerton - Weezer

    Blue Album - Weezer

    The Bends - Radiohead

    Whatever and Ever Amen - Ben Folds Five

    2000 - today

    Deltron 3030 - Deltron 3030

    Kid A - Radiohead

    Youth and Young Manhood - Kings of Leon

    Amnesiac - Radiohead

    Aha Shake Heartbreak - Kings of Leon

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