Friday, January 10, 2014

Mojo Magazine’s 100 Greatest Albums

First posted 1/10/2014; updated 8/5/2020.

Mojo Magazine:

The Top 100+ Albums

Mojo is a British music magazine. Over the years, they’ve put out a number of best-of-all-time album lists. This DMDB exclusive list aggregates 12 of Mojo’s lists together (see resources for all the lists at the bottom of the page). All albums appearing on 3 or more lists are included.

Also, check out Mojo’s annual picks for album of the year.

5 lists:

1. The Beach Boys Pet Sounds (1966)
2. The Beatles Revolver (1966)
3. The Beatles Sgt. Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band (1967)
4. Marvin Gaye What’s Going On (1971)
5. Stevie Wonder Innervisions (1973)
6. Radiohead The Bends (1995)
7. The Rolling Stones Exile on Main Street (1972)
8. Jeff Buckley Grace (1994)
9. David Bowie The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars (1972)
10. Patti Smith Horses (1975)

11. Ramones Ramones (1976)
12. The Doors The Doors (1967)
13. Pulp Different Class (1995)
14. The Stone Roses The Stone Roses (1989)
15. Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band Trout Mask Replica (1969)
16. Led Zeppelin Led Zeppelin IV (1971)
17. Television Marquee Moon (1977)
18. Oasis Definitely Maybe (1994)

4 lists:

19. Bruce Springsteen Born to Run (1975)
20. Bob Dylan Blonde on Blonde (1966)

21. Velvet Underground & Nico Velvet Underground & Nico (1967)
22. The Jimi Hendrix Experience Are You Experienced? (1967)
23. The Clash London Calling (1979)
24. Joni Mitchell Blue (1971)
25. Fairport Convention Liege and Lief (1969)
26. Richard & Linda Thompson I Want to See the Bright Lights Tonight (1974)
27. Radiohead OK Computer (1997)
28. Bob Dylan Time Out of Mind (1997)
29. Bob Dylan Highway 61 Revisited (1965)
30. Love Forever Changes (1967)

31. The Jimi Hendrix Experience Electric Ladyland (1968)
32. Bob Dylan Blood on the Tracks (1975)
33. The Rolling Stones Sticky Fingers (1971)
34. New York Dolls New York Dolls (1973)
35. Neil Young Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere (1969)
36. Lou Reed Transformer (1972)
37. Pink Floyd The Piper at the Gates of Dawn (1967)
38. Steely Dan Can’t Buy a Thrill (1972)
39. U2 Achtung Baby (1991)
40. Neil Young Tonight’s the Night (1975)

41. The Band Music from Big Pink (1968)
42. Frank Zappa Hot Rats (1969)

3 lists:

43. The Strokes Is This It (2001)
44. The Libertines Up the Bracket (2002)
45. Tricky Maxinquaye (1995)
46. The Rolling Stones Let It Bleed (1969)
47. Nirvana In Utero (1993)
48. The Rolling Stones Beggars Banquet (1968)
49. The Velvet Underground The Velvet Underground (1969)
50. Blur Blur (1997)

51. Nick Drake Five Leaves Left (1969)
52. Van Morrison Astral Weeks (1968)
53. The Flaming Lips The Soft Bulletin (1999)
54. The Beatles The Beatles (aka “The White Album”) (1968)
55. The Beatles Abbey Road (1969)
56. DJ Shadow Endtroducing… (1996)
57. James Brown Live at the Apollo Volume 1 (live, 1962)
58. The Band The Band (1969)
59. Miles Davis Kind of Blue (1959)
60. David Bowie Hunky Dory (1971)

61. R.E.M. Automatic for the People (1992)
62. Portishead Dummy (1994)
63. The Stooges Fun House (1970)
64. Spiritualized Ladies and Gentlemen We Are Floating in Space (1997)
65. Sex Pistols Never Mind the Bollocks, Here’s the Sex Pistols (1977)
66. Fleetwood Mac Rumours (1977)
67. Air Moon Safari (1998)
68. Nirvana Nevermind (1991)
69. Oasis What’s the Story Morning Glory (1995)
70. The Byrds The Notorious Byrd Brothers (1968)

71. Jesus and Mary Chain Psychocandy (1985)
72. Prince Sign ‘O’ the Times (1987)
73. John Lennon Plastic Ono Band (1970)
74. Buena Vista Social Club Buena Vista Social Club (1997)
75. The Clash The Clash (1977)
76. Roxy Music For Your Pleasure (1973)
77. Blur Parklife (1994)
78. Otis Redding Otis Blue (1965)
79. Donald Fagen The Nightfly (1982)
80. Bruce Springsteen Darkness on the Edge of Town (1978)

81. Gram Parsons Grievous Angel (1974)
82. Joy Division Unknown Pleasures (1979)
83. Tom Waits Swordfishtrombones (1983)
84. The Beatles A Hard Day’s Night (soundtrack, 1964)
85. Carole King Tapestry (1971)
86. Kate Bush Hounds of Love (1985)
87. Led Zeppelin Physical Graffiti (1975)
88. R.E.M. Murmur (1983)
89. Underworld Second Toughest in the Infants (1996)
90. Johnny Burnette & the Rock ‘N’ Roll Trio Johnny Burnette and the Rock ‘N’ Roll Trio (1956)

91. PJ Harvey To Bring You My Love (1995)
92. Derek and the Dominos Layla & Other Assorted Love Songs (1970)
93. King Crimson In the Court of the Crimson King (1969)
94. Free Fire and Water (1970)
95. The Slits Cut (1979)
96. Jethro Tull Stand Up (1969)
97. John Cale Music for a New Society (1982)
98. Can Future Days (1973)
99. Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band Clear Spot (1972)
100. Brian Eno Here Comes the Warm Jets (1974)

101. The Monks Black Monk Time (1966)
102. The MC5 Kick Out the Jams (1968)
103. Gang of Four Entertainment! (1979)
104. The Kinks Village Green Preservation Society (1968)
105. The Stooges Raw Power (1973)


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