The best album by your favorite bands

Yeah, I guess that’s pretty general, but I’ve been listening to a lot of full albums lately and could use some suggestions. Genre doesn’t really matter, though if it’s a band most people haven’t heard of, it might be helpful to state the genre in your post.

A few to start:

Eels - Electro-shock Blues
The Jesus and Mary Chain - Psychocandy
The Cure - Disintegration
Tori Amos - Little Earthquakes
10,000 Maniacs - In My Tribe

Joe Strummer & The Mescaleros-Streetcore
Violent Femmes-Why Do Birds Sing?
Mustard Plug-Big Daddy Multitude
Iggy &The Stooges-Raw Power

Yes - Drama
Joe Satriani - Strange Beautiful Music
Travis Larson Band - Burn Season
Marc Bonilla - EE Ticket
Bozzio, Levine, Stevens - Situation Dangerous

Uh oh. I think I’m too old for this thread. Well here goes nothing.

The Beatles: Rubber Soul
The Stones: Let It Bleed
Jefferson Airplane: Surrealistic Pillow
Buffalo Springfield: Last Time Around
The Who: Who’s Next
Crosby, Stills & Nash: Crosby, Stills & Nash
Neil Young: Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere
Steely Dan: Countdown to Ecstasy
Joe Jackson: Big World

Depeche Mode Black Celebration
VNV Nation Empires
Anything Box Worth
The Cure Disintegration
Death Cab for Cutie Transatlanticism
Nine Inch Nails The Downward Spiral

Jethro Tull: Thick as a Brick
Dream Theater: Scenes from a Memory
Marillion: Fugazi
Blue Oyster Cult: Blue Oyster Cult
Porcupine Tree: Fear of a Blank Planet

Lyle Lovett - Joshua Judges Ruth
AC/DC - Back in Black
Lucinda Williams - A World Without Tears

Tool, Undertow
SoundGarden, Loud Love
K.D. Lang, Ingenue
Betty Davis, Betty Davis
Soul Coughing, Ruby Vroom

The Smiths - The Queen Is Dead
Tom Waits - Heart of Saturday Night
The Pogues - If I Should Fall From Grace With God
Bob Dylan - Time Out of Mind
Lucinda Williams - Car Wheels on a Gravel Road
Chris Whitley - Living With the Law
Ryan Adams - Heartbreaker
The Band - The Band

Beatles – Abbey Road
The Who – Who Are You
Rolling Stones – Let It Bleed
Pink Floyd – Atom Heart Mother
Traffic – John Barleycorn Must Die
The Band – The Band
Bonzo Dog Band – Urban Spaceman (aka The Doughnut in Granny’s Greenhouse).
The Kinks – Low Budget
Lyle Lovett – And His Large Band
Soft Machine – Third
Blood Sweat and Tears – Child is Father to the Man
Grateful Dead – Workingman’s Dead
Cream – Disraeli Gears
Allman Brothers Band – Live at Filmore East.

Mine are mainly from the Smooth Jazz genre.

(1) The Rippingtons: Moonlighting
(2) Spyro Gyra: Morning Dance
(3) Fattburger: T.G.I.Fattburger
(4) Count Basic: More Than The Best
(5) Incognito: Tales From the Beach
(6) Craig Chaquico: Four Corners
(7) Ken Navarro: Love Coloured Soul
(8) Kim Pensyl: Pensyl Sketches #1
(9) Dotsero: Fresh Pants
(10) Down to the Bone: Cellar Funk

Jane’s Addiction-Ritual De Lo Habitual
Rolling Stones-Exile on Main Street
Nine Inch Nails-The Fragile
Beastie Boys-Check Your Head
N.W.A.-Straight Outta Compton
Paul Westerberg-Suicain Gratifaction
Peter Gabriel-Passion
The Velvet Underground & Nico
Norah Jones-Feels Like Home

I like No Doubt’s Beacon Street Collection much better than Tragic Kingdom or any of the others.

I’m a fan of Aerosmith’s Nine Lives, which I’m sure is heresy.

Pink Floyd - Dark Side of the Moon, obviously.
Led Zeppelin - Led Zeppelin III. Nice acoustic stuff on there.
Bob Dylan - Blood on the Tracks.
The Doors - The Doors
The Rolling Stones - Sticky Fingers. No, Exile on Main Street. No, Sticky Fingers. Wait, Exile on Main Street. Let me rethink that…Sticky Fingers. Exile on Main Street. Actually, definitely Sticky Fingers. Or Exile on Main Street.

Bright Eyes - Lifted, or the Story is in the Soil
British Sea Power - The Decline of British Sea Power
The Decemberists - Castaways and Cutouts
Okkervil River - Black Sheep Boy
The Pogues - If I Should Fall From Grace With God

Beastie Boys - Paul’s Boutique
Lloyd Cole - Don’t Get Weird on Me, Babe
Cindy Morgan - Listen
U2 - Zooropa
Big Audio Dynamite - Megatop Phoenix
The Orb - Orbus Terrarum
The Bogmen - Life Begins at 40 Million
Prince - Lovesexy
Duran Duran - Notorious
REM - Automatic For the People
Ministry - Psalm 69
Money Mark - Mark’s Keyboard Repair
Johnny Cash: American IV: The Man Comes Around

Radiohead - OK Computer
Pearl Jam - Ten
a-ha - Hunting High And Low
Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young - Deja Vu
John Entwistle - Smash Your Head Against The Wall
Morrissey - Vauxhall and I
Cream - Fresh Cream
George Harrison - All Things Must Pass

Rush - Moving Pictures
Pink Floyd - Saucerful of Secrets
Incubus - Morning View
Wolfmother - Wolfmother
STP - No. 4
The White Stripes - White Blood Cells
Nada Surf - High/Low
The Cars - The Cars (the 2-disc deluxe edition is awesome)
The Refreshments - Fizzy, Fuzzy, Big and Buzzy
Gorillaz - Gorillaz
Blackmore’s Night - Under A Violet Moon
A-Ha - Hunting High and Low (seriously…it’s a really good album)
The Kinks - Give The People What They Want
Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers - Full Moon Fever
The Reverse Engineers - Max Q (there’s a really obscure one for you, very Rush-inspired)

Genesis (Peter Gabriel era) Selling England by the Pound
Genesis (Phil Collins era) Wind and Wuthering
Emerson, Lake, and Palmer -Tarkus
Dire Straits- Telegraph Road
Queen- A night at the Opera
Cream - Wheels of Fire
Rolling Stones - Aftermath

Dream Theater: Octavarium
Emerson, Lake & Palmer: Brain Salad Surgery
Jethro Tull: Thick as a Brick or Heavy Horses (tie)
Rush: Signals
Genesis (Gabriel era): The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway
Genesis (Collins era): And Then There Were Three
The Who: Tommy
Yes: Close to the Edge
Black Sabbath: Sabbath Bloody Sabbath
Iron Maiden: Powerslave
Motorhead: Another Perfect Day
Slayer: Seasons in the Abyss
Ayreon: Into the Electric Castle
Bathory: Hammerheart
Pain of Salvation: Scarsick
Symphony X: Twilight in Olympus
Queen: A Night at the Opera
The Cure: Disintegration
Depeche Mode: Black Celebration