100 Favorite Albums of All Time – Holiday Music Gift Guide

I’ve been wanting to compile a list of my 100 favorite rock albums of all time to share with ClassicRockMusicBlog.com’s readers and as a guide for possible holiday gift ideas for the music lover in your life. If pressed into a corner, these would be my desert island discs. I’m sure I left something out, but here goes: In no certain order, my favorite 100 albums are:

  1. Bob Dylan and The Band, The Basement Tapes Complete
  2. Bob Dylan, Modern Times
  3. Bob Dylan, Tell Tale Signs: The Bootleg Series Vol 8
  4. The Rolling Stones, Exile On Main Street
  5. The Rolling Stones, Sticky Fingers
  6. Neil Young, After The Gold Rush
  7. Neil Young, Tonight’s The Night
  8. Neil Young, On The Beach
  9. Love, Forever Changes
  10.  The Byrds, The Notorious Byrd Brothers
  11. Uriah Heep, Demons And Wizards
  12. Focus, Focus 3
  13. Jade Warrior, Last Autumn’s Dream
  14. King Crimson, Starless And Bible Black
  15. King Crimson, In The Court Of The Crimson King
  16. King Crimson, Larks Tongues In Aspic
  17. Pink Floyd, Relics
  18. Genesis, Nursery Cryme
  19. Genesis, Foxtrot
  20. Genesis, Trespass
  21. The Moody Blues, Days Of Future Passed
  22. Rory Gallagher, Photo-Finish
  23. Diesel, Watts In A Tank
  24. Elton John, Tumbleweed Connection
  25. George Harrison, All Things Must Pass
  26. Stu Nunnery, Stu Nunnery
  27. Buffalo Springfield, Again
  28. James Taylor, Mud Slime Slim And The Blue Horizon
  29. Journey, Next
  30. Black Sabbath, Sabotage
  31. Jimmie Spheeris, Isle Of View
  32. Jimmie Spheeris, The Dragon Is Dancing
  33. Richard Thompson, Henry The Human Fly
  34. Richard and Linda Thompson, I Want To See The Bright Lights Tonight
  35. Willis Alan Ramsey, Willis Alan Ramsey
  36. Van Morrison, Veedon Fleece
  37. Aerosmith, Rocks
  38. Led Zeppelin, Physical Graffiti
  39. Jethro Tull, Benefit
  40. Gentle Giant, Gentle Giant
  41. Camel, The Snow Goose
  42. Caravan, In The Land Of Grey And Pink
  43. Gamma, Gamma 2
  44. Electric Light Orchestra, Eldorado
  45. Frank Zappa, One Size Fits All
  46. Nazareth, No Mean City
  47. Blue Oyster Cult, Cultosaurus Erectus
  48. Iron Maiden, Seventh Son Of A Seventh Son
  49. Savatage, Hall Of The Mountain King
  50. UFO, Obsession
  51. AC/DC, Powerage
  52. Marillion, Marbles
  53. Kansas, Leftoverture
  54. Joni Mitchell, For The Roses
  55. Miles Davis, Bitches Brew
  56. Deep Purple, Purpendicular
  57. Saxon, Power And The Glory
  58. Metal Church, Metal Church
  59. Dio, Holy Diver
  60. Allman Brothers Band, Live Atlanta International Pop Festival
  61. Jackson Browne, Late For The Sky
  62. Bruce Cockburn, Dancing In The Dragon’s Jaws
  63. Phish, Rift
  64. Cheap Trick, Rockford
  65. Scorpions, In Trance
  66. Fastway, Fastway
  67. Triumph, Just A Game
  68. Frank Marino & Mahogany Rush, What’s Next
  69. Good Rats, From Rats To Riches
  70. Pat Travers, Putting It Straight
  71. Rush, Permanent Waves
  72. The Jayhawks, Tomorrow The Green Grass
  73. The Zombies, Odessey And Oracle
  74. Big Star, Radio City
  75. Husker Du, Flip Your Wig
  76. Poco, Deliverin’/Crazy Eyes
  77. Emerson, Lake & Palmer, Trilogy
  78. Old 97’s, Too Far To Care
  79. Honeydogs, Seen A Ghost
  80. Triumvirat, Spartacus
  81. Strawbs, Grave New World
  82. Fairport Convention, Liege & Lief
  83. Rod Stewart, Every Picture Tells A Story
  84. Hawk, African Day
  85. The Black Crowes, Lost Crowes
  86. The Black Crowes, Amorica
  87. Thin Lizzy, Black Rose
  88. Kate & Anna McGarrigle, Kate & Anna McGarrigle
  89. Metallica, Ride The Lightning
  90. Blackfoot, Marauder
  91. Nektar, Remember The Future
  92. Kiss, Alive!
  93. Judas Priest, Hell Bent For Leather
  94. Yes, Yessongs
  95. Asia, Asia
  96. Bob Seger System, Mongrel
  97. Gordon Lightfoot, Don Quixote
  98. David Bowie, Low
  99. The Beach Boys, The Smile Sessions
  100. Dead Heroes Club, A Time Of Shadow

2 thoughts on “100 Favorite Albums of All Time – Holiday Music Gift Guide

  • December 17, 2014 at 7:44 pm

    No Beatles or Aerosmith? Mmm I sneer at your list 🙂 But applaud your blog (y)

  • March 1, 2015 at 3:10 pm

    good list!.. but you left out Dylan’s trilogy (Bringing it all back home, highway 61 revisited and blonde on blonde!) and whatabout the band! 😉

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