My 103 favorite albums

So, it’s the last day of vacation, and I just got back from a gorgeous hike in the Big Horn Mountains, Wyoming. For some reason, as I unwind, it just felt right to list my favorite albums of all time. Here’s hoping you enjoy. . .

  1. Anathema, Weather Systems
  2. Beach Boys, Pet Sounds
  3. Big Big Train, English Electric
  4. Big Big Train, Grimspound
  5. Big Big Train, The Underfall Yard
  6. Catherine Wheel, Adam and Eve
  7. Chicago Transit Authority
  8. Chris Squire, Fish Out of Water
  9. Cocteau Twins, Heaven or Las Vegas
  10. Cosmograf, Capacitor
  11. Dave Brubeck Quartet, Time Changes
  12. Dave Brubeck Quartet, Time Out
  13. Flower Kings, Flower Power
  14. Flower Kings, Space Revolver
  15. Flower Kings, Stardust We Are
  16. Genesis, A Trick of the Tail
  17. Genesis, Foxtrot
  18. Genesis, Selling England by the Pound
  19. Glass Hammer, Chronometree
  20. Glass Hammer, Valkyrie
  21. IZZ, Crush of Night
  22. Jethro Tull, Benefit
  23. Jethro Tull, Thick as a Brick
  24. Kansas, Leftoverature
  25. Kansas, Point of No Return
  26. Kate Bush, Aerial
  27. Kate Bush, Hounds of Love
  28. Kevin McCormick, Squall
  29. Kevin McCormick, With the Coming of Evening
  30. Led Zeppelin I
  31. Led Zeppelin II
  32. Led Zeppelin, Houses of the Holy
  33. Marillion, FEAR
  34. Marillion, Marbles
  35. Marillion, Afraid of Sunlight
  36. Miles Davis, Kind of Blue
  37. Moody Blues, Days of Future Passed
  38. My Bloody Valentine, Loveless
  39. NAO, Fog Electric
  40. Neal Morse Band, The Grand Experiment
  41. Neal Morse, Testimony
  42. New Order, Low Life
  43. Newspaperflyhunting, Iceberg Soul
  44. Nosound, Lightdark
  45. Peter Gabriel, Security
  46. Peter Gabriel, So
  47. Pink Floyd, Animals
  48. Pink Floyd, Dark Side of the Moon
  49. Pink Floyd, Meddle
  50. Porcupine Tree, Fear of a Blank Planet
  51. Porcupine Tree, Sky Moves Sideways
  52. Pure Reason Revolution, The Dark Third
  53. Riverside, Out of Myself
  54. Riverside, Second Life Syndrome
  55. Riverside, Wasteland
  56. Rush, 2112
  57. Rush, Clockwork Angels
  58. Rush, Grace Under Pressure
  59. Rush, Moving Pictures
  60. Rush, Signals
  61. Rush, Snakes and Arrows
  62. Simon and Garfunkel, Bookends
  63. Simon and Garfunkel, Parsley, Sage, Rosemary, and Thyme
  64. Simple Minds, New Gold Dream
  65. Simple Minds, Sister Feelings Call/Sons and Fascination
  66. Simple Minds, Sparkle in the Rain
  67. Spock’s Beard, Snow
  68. Spock’s Beard, V
  69. Steven Wilson, Grace from Drowning
  70. Steven Wilson, Hand.Cannot.Erase.
  71. Steven Wilson, Insurgentes
  72. Talk Talk, Laughing Stock
  73. Talk Talk, Spirit of Eden
  74. Talk Talk, Colour of Spring
  75. Tears for Fears, Elemental
  76. Tears for Fears, Everybody Loves a Happy Ending
  77. Tears for Fears, Songs from the Big Chair
  78. Tears for Fears, The Hurting
  79. The Connells, Boylan Heights
  80. The Cure, Disintegration
  81. The Cure, Pornography
  82. The Doors, The Doors
  83. The Sundays, Reading, Writing, and Arithmetic
  84. The Tangent, Le Sacre du Travail 
  85. The Tangent, The Music That Died Alone
  86. Thomas Dolby, Golden Age of Wireless
  87. Thomas Dolby, The Flat Earth
  88. Traffic, John Barleycorn Must Die
  89. Transatlantic, SMPTe
  90. Transatlantic, The Absolute Universe
  91. U2, The Joshua Tree
  92. U2, Unforgettable Fire
  93. U2, War
  94. Ultravox, Lament
  95. Ultravox, Rage in Eden
  96. Van Morrison, Astral Weeks
  97. World Party, Goodbye Jumbo
  98. XTC, Black Sea
  99. XTC, Skylarking
  100. Yes, 90125
  101. Yes, Close to the Edge
  102. Yes, Drama
  103. Yes, Fragile

2 thoughts on “My 103 favorite albums”

  1. At first, I thought you had put Anathema’s Weather Systems as your #1 album, then I realized your list is in alphabetical order. Phew! It’s a very good list. I would include some Frost* in mine.

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    1. Tad, I should’ve given the whole matter some more thought. Had I reflected a bit, I’d have some Frost*, some Echo and the Bunnymen, at least one No-man album, and several more from Glass Hammer.

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