Top Music Albums

I know this is really non sequitur for a marketing blog, but in my newsletter last week I promised to produce a list of the most influential albums of all time.

Since I know it would create endless argument to presume to name the most influential albums of all time, I will simply the albums that I found most influential, to me. No one can argue with that, right.

These are in no particular order. I have two lists, one for pop/rock and one for jazz.

Top 63 Rock/Pop Albums

Not in any order

1. Abbey Road – Beatles

2. Sgt. Pepper – Beatles

3. Revolver – Beatles

4. Rubber Soul – Beatles

5. Live at Filmore East – Allman Brothers

6. Blood Sweat and Tears 2

7. Boston – Boston

8. Disraeli Gears – Cream

9. Hotel California – Eagles

10. The Long Run – Eagles

11. Minute by Minute – Doobie Brothers

12. Brothers in Arms – Dire Straits

13. Rumors – Fleetwood Mac

14. Fleetwood Mac – Fleetwood Mac

15. Unplugged – Eric Clapton

16. Synchronicity – Police

17. Ghost in the Machine – Police

18. ABACAB – Genesis

19. Invisible Touch – Genesis

20. Night and Day – Joe Jackson

21. Court and Spark – Joni Mitchell

22. Led Zeppelin IV

23. Houses of the Holy – Led Zeppelin

24. World Machine – Level 42

25. Welcome to the Real World – Mister Mister

26. Graceland – Paul Simon

27. Dark Side of the Moon – Pink floyd

28. So – Peter Gabriel

29. Abraxas – Santana

30. Seal (1st album)

31. Fat City – Shawn Colvin

32. Steady On – Shawn Colvin

33. Aja – Steely Dan

34. Can’t Buy a Thrill – Steely Dan

35. Countdown to Ecstasy – Steely Dan

36. Gaucho – Steely Dan

37. Pretzel Logic – Steely Dan

38. Katy Lied – Steely Dan

39. Mosquitos – Stan Ridgway

40. Back in the High Life – Stevie Winwood

41. Soul Cages – Sting

42. Ten Summoners Tales – Sting

43. Hermit of Mink Hollow – Todd Rungren

44. Toy Matinee

45. Vonda Shepard – Vonda Shepard

46. Yes Album – Yes

47. Fragile – Yes

48. Close to the Edge – Yes

49. Room for Squares – John Mayer

50. Heavier Things – John Mayer

51. The Nighfly – Donald Fagen

52. Sunken Condos – Donald Fagen

53. Continuum – John Mayer

54. Chicago II

55. Breakin Away – Al Jarreau

56. Blood Sweat and Tears 3

57. Hejira – Joni Mitchell

58. Smile – Marilyn Scott

59. Sky Dancing – Marilyn Scott

60. Avenues of Love – Marilyn Scott

61. Innervisions – Stevie Wonder

62. Toto IV

63. The Radical Light – Vonda Shepard

 

Top Jazz Albums

Not in any order

 

1. Kind of Blue – Miles David

2. Bitches Brew – Miles David

3. Light as a Feather – Chick Corea

4. Electric Band – Chick Corea

5. Bright Size Life – Pat Metheny

6. Imaginary Day – Pat Metheny Group

7. As Falls Wichita, So Falls Wichita Falls – Pat Metheny and Lyle Mays

8. Out of the Woods – Oregon

9. Hymn of the Seventh Galaxy – Return to Forever

10. Where Have I Known You Before – Return to Forever

11. Romantic Warrior – Return to Forever

12. Birds of Fire – Mahavishnu Orchestra

13. Moonlighting – The Rippingtons

14. Four Corners – Yellowjackets

15. Politics – Yellowjackets

16. Night Passage – Weather Report

17. Heavy Weather – Weather Report

18. Sunflower – Milt Jackson

19. Sky Dive – Freddie Hubbard

20. The Koln Concert – Keith Jarrett

21. Headhunters – Herbie Hancock

22. Thrust – Herbie Hancock

23. Possibilities – Herbie Hancock

24. The New Quartet – Gary Burton

25. When I Look in Your Eyes – Diana Krall

26. Synergy – Dave Weckl

27. Master Plan – Dave Weckl

28. Leprechaun – Chick Corea

29. Step It – Bill Connors

30. Crystal Silence – Chick Corea and Gary Burton

31. Around the City – Eliane Elias

32. Blow by Blow – Jeff Beck

33. Sweet Dreams – Lyle Mays

34. Aerial Boundaries – Michael Hedges

35. Way Down West – Wishful Thinking

36. Yellowjackets – Yellowjackets