Derek's Top 200 Albums of All Time

Note: The list was made with the two following constraints
No artist can have more than 4 albums on the list, and no year can have more than 6.

Ween, The Mollusk (1997)

Daniel Bélanger, Quatre saisons dans le desordre (1996)

Modest Mouse, Good News for People Who Love Bad News (2004)

The Cars, The Cars (1978)

XTC, Black Sea (1980)

Pelican, The Fire in Our Throats Will Beckon the Thaw (2005)

Steely Dan, The Royal Scam (1976)

Nomeansno, Wrong (1989)

Vampire Weekend, Vampire Weekend (2008)

Kate Bush, Hounds of Love (1985)

Madvillainy, Madvillainy (2004)

Matthew Good Band, Beautiful Midnight (1999)

Neutral Milk Hotel, In the Aeroplane Over the Sea (1998)

Cowboy Junkies, The Trinity Session (1988)

Metallica, Master of Puppets (1986)

LCD Soundsystem, Sound of Silver (2007)

Black Sabbath, Paranoid (1970)

Ultramagnetic MCs, Critical Beatdown (1988)

The Mountain Goats, All Hail West Texas (2002)

Tycho, Awake (2014)

Ween, White Pepper (2000)

Little Feat, Waiting for Columbus (1978)

Lyle Lovett, Pontiac (1987)

John Hiatt, Bring the Family (1987)

Bob Dylan, Bringing It All Back Home (1965)

Neil Young, Everybody Knows This is Nowhere (1969)

Leonard Cohen, Songs of Leonard Cohen (1967)

The Flaming Lips, The Soft Bulletin (1999)

Jim Guthrie, Takes Time (2013)

Bob Seger and the Silver Bullet Band, Live Bullet (1976)

Thin Lizzy, Jailbreak (1976)

Fleet Foxes, Fleet Foxes (2008)

Creedence Clearwater Revival, Green River (1969)

Run the Jewels, Run the Jewels 2 (2014)

The Decemberists, Picaresque (2005)

Rush, Grace Under Pressure (1984)

Tom Waits, Rain Dogs (1985)

Daft Punk, Discovery (2001)

Rheostatics, Whale Music (1992)

Bruce Springsteen, Nebraska (1982)

Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, Damn the Torpedoes (1979)

John Fahey, Blind Joe Death (1959)

Creedence Clearwater Revival, Cosmo's Factory (1970)

Monks, Black Monk Time (1966)

Joni Mitchell, Blue (1971)

Secret Machines, Now Here Is Nowhere (2004)

Morphine, Cure for Pain (1993)

Neil Young, Harvest (1972)

Daniel Lanois, Acadie (1989)

The Protomen, Act II: The Father of Death (2009)

The Decemberists, The King Is Dead (2011)

The Presidents of the United States of America, The Presidents of the United States of America (1995)

John Fahey, The New Possibility (1968)

Daft Punk, Alive 2007 (2007)

Frank Sinatra, In the Wee Small Hours (1955)

The Tragically Hip, Phantom Power (1998)

David Bowie, Station to Station (1976)

Frank Zappa, Apostrophe (') (1974)

Bruce Springsteen, Born to Run (1975)

Hiroshi Yoshimura, Green (1986)

The Postal Service, Give Up (2003)

Pages, Pages (1981)

The Tallest Man on Earth, There's No Leaving Now (2012)

Kraftwerk, Autobahn (1974)

Michael Hedges, Aerial Boundaries (1984)

Das Racist, Shut Up, Dude (2010)

Mastodon, Blood Mountain (2006)

Silver Apples, Silver Apples (1968)

Sturgill Simpson, Metamodern Sounds in Country Music (2014)

Death From Above 1979, You're a Woman, I'm a Machine (2004)

Menomena, Mines (2010)

Hell Orbs, Pleasure Nexus (2013)

Clutch, Robot Hive/Exodus (2005)

Pink Floyd, The Dark Side of the Moon (1973)

Jellyfish, Spilt Milk (1993)

Creedence Clearwater Revival, Bayou Country (1969)

Neil Young, Tonight's the Night (1975)

Bjork, Post (1995)

They Might Be Giants, Flood (1990)

Primus, Sailing the Seas of Cheese (1991)

Fleet Foxes, Helplessness Blues (2011)

Opeth, Damnation (2003)

Barenaked Ladies, Gordon (1992)

Joanna Newsom, Ys (2006)

Ween, Chocolate and Cheese (1994)

R.E.M., Automatic for the People (1992)

2814, The Birth of a New Day (2015)

Menomena, Friend and Foe (2007)

Stan Getz and Joao Gilberto, Getz/Gilberto (1964)

Electric Light Orchestra, Time (1981)

John Prine, John Prine (1971)

Tom Waits, Closing Time (1973)

Dan Deacon, America (2012)

Kraftwerk, Trans Europe Express (1977)

Steely Dan, Pretzel Logic (1974)

The War on Drugs, A Deeper Understanding (2017)

Rush, Signals (1982)

Makoto Matsushita, First Light (1981)

Radiohead, The Bends (1995)

Fang Island, Fang Island (2010)

Iron Maiden, The Number of the Beast (1982)

Michael Jackson, Off the Wall (1979)

The Mountain Goats, The Sunset Tree (2005)

Iron and Wine, Our Endless Numbered Days (2004)

Meat Puppets, Up on the Sun (1985)

Godspeed You! Black Emperor, Lift Your Skinny Fists Like Antennas to Heaven (2000)

Emerson, Lake and Palmer, Brain Salad Surgery (1973)

Steely Dan, Countdown to Ecstasy (1973)

James Ferraro, Far Side Virtual (2011)

Sloan, Navy Blues (1998)

Violent Femmes, Violent Femmes (1983)

AC/DC, Back in Black (1980)

Michael Jackson, Thriller (1982)

House of Freaks, Tantilla (1989)

The Isley Brothers, 3 + 3 (1973)

Frank Zappa, Hot Rats (1968)

Seaside Lovers, Memories in Beach House (1983)

Paul Simon, Graceland (1986)

Miles Davis, Kind of Blue (1959)

Clutch, Psychic Warfare (2015)

Queen, A Night at the Opera (1975)

Frank Zappa, Shut Up n' Play Yer Guitar (1981)

LCD Soundsystem, This Is Happening (2010)

They Might Be Giants, Lincoln (1988)

The Tragically Hip, Fully Completely (1992)

Willie Nelson, Stardust (1978)

Oingo Boingo, Good For Your Soul (1983)

The Rural Alberta Advantage, Departing (2011)

James Brown, Live at the Apollo (1963)

Jim O'Rourke, Insignificance (2001)

Jethro Tull, Stand Up (1969)

Silver Jews, American Water (1998)

Townes Van Zandt, Townes Van Zandt (1969)

Tom Waits, Nighthawks at the Diner (1975)

Cheap Trick, In Color (1977)

The Beach Boys, Smile (1967)

Devo, Q: Are We Not Men? A: We Are Devo! (1978)

FM-84, Atlas (2016)

Big Star, #1 Record (1972)

John Hiatt, Slow Turning (1988)

XTC, Drums and Wires (1979)

Hot Hot Heat, Make Up the Breakdown (2002)

The KLF, Chill Out (1990)

Grandaddy, The Sophtware Slump (2000)

Los Lobos, Will the Wolf Survive? (1984)

Todd Terje, It's Album Time (2014)

Kenny Loggins, Keep the Fire (1979)

Rod Stewart, Every Picture Tells a Story (1971)

Little Feat, Sailin' Shoes (1972)

Japandroids, Celebration Rock (2012)

The Replacements, Tim (1985)

The Beatles, The Beatles (1968)

Bob Dylan, Blood on the Tracks (1975)

The Mountain Goats, Beat the Champ (2015)

Brian Eno, Ambient 1: Music for Airports (1978)

Donald Fagen, The Nightfly (1982)

Meat Puppets, Huevos (1987)

Genesis, Foxtrot (1972)

Weezer, Weezer (1994)

Daft Punk, Random Access Memories (2013)

Menomena, Moms (2012)

Tom Petty, Full Moon Fever (1989)

Talking Heads, Remain in Light (1980)

The Beach Boys, Pet Sounds (1966)

Jon Brion, Meaningless (2001)

Daniel Bélanger, Déflaboxe (2003)

Beastie Boys, Ill Communication (1994)

Donald Fagen, Kamakiriad (1993)

They Might Be Giants, Apollo 18 (1992)

The Cars, Heartbeat City (1984)

Talking Heads, Stop Making Sense (1984)

Tom Waits, Small Change (1976)

Steely Dan, Aja (1977)

Jethro Tull, Thick As a Brick (1972)

Yes, The Yes Album (1971)

10cc, 10cc (1973)

Arcade Fire, Funeral (2004)

They Might Be Giants, They Might Be Giants (1986)

Prince and the Revolution, Purple Rain (1984)

Sufjan Stevens, Illinois (2005)

Bob Seger and the Silver Bullet Band, Night Moves (1976)

Kanye West, Graduation (2007)

Dave Brubeck Quartet, Time Out (1959)

Muse, Black Holes and Revelations (2006)

AC/DC, Powerage (1978)

The Tragically Hip, Road Apples (1991)

Los Lobos, Kiko (1992)

Rush, Moving Pictures (1981)

Loose Fur, Born Again in the USA (2006)

Wu-Tang Clan, Enter the Wu-Tang: 36 Chambers (1993)

Rush, Permanent Waves (1980)

Tatsuro Yamashita, For You (1982)

XTC, Skylarking (1986)

Leonard Cohen, Songs of Love and Hate (1971)

Randy Newman, Bad Love (1999)

Journey, Evolution (1979)

The Tragically Hip, Day for Night (1994)

Sparks, Kimono My House (1974)

Leo Kottke, 6- and 12-String Guitar (1969)

Neil Young, After the Gold Rush (1970)


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