Top 100 Albums of All-Time: 80-71

80. The Smiths – The Queen Is Dead (1986)

The first flawless Smiths album, with Morrissey and Marr’s songwriting partnership proving to be the best of their day. Best song: “There Is A Light That Never Goes Out”

79. The Ramones – Road To Ruin (1978)

After three similar (and amazing) albums The Ramones switch things up a bit by adding Marky Ramone on drums and leaning further towards a ‘60s pop sound. Best song: “I Wanna Be Sedated”

78. Bjork – Post (1995)

Larger than life vocals, with theatrical orchestrations and cutting edge electronica beats. Best song: “Army Of Me”

77. Fugazi – 13 Songs (1989)

The D.C. groups first two E.P.s collected on one disc. It proved that ex-members of hardcore groups could mature without losing their edge. Best song: “Waiting Room”

76. The Buzzcocks – Singles Going Steady (1979)

All the British punk group‘s singles collected in one place. Like the world‘s greatest power-pop album, but played at twice the speed. Best song: “What Do I Get?”

75. David Bowie – Aladdin Sane (1973)

Following up on Ziggy Stardust and The Spiders From Mars was no easy task, but Bowie manages really well, with an album that’s almost its equal. Best song: “Aladdin Sane”

74. Nick Drake – Five Leaves Left (1969)

Nick Drakes first album, like the two that followed, was a work of endless beauty and elegance. Best song: “Day Is Done”

73. The Smiths – Strangeways, Here We Come (1987)

The best Smiths album. Really makes you wonder where they would have gone next had they stayed together. Best song: “Death Of A Disco Dancer”

72. Bjork – Homogenic (1997)

Two years after Post Bjork returned with an album of insanely adventurous electronica that helped usher in the new millennium three years early. Best song: “Hunter”

71. X – Los Angeles (1980)

Fiery, poetic, and unbeleivably tight, their Ray Manzarek-produced debut showed that they were miles ahead of everyone else in Los Angeles at the time. Best song: “Los Angeles”


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