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Contemporary Top 100 Album List
The Best Music Albums From 1970 - 2006



Albums are listed alphabetically in groups of ten. Within each group there's no particular preference.


The Top 100 List

1 - 10
(no particular order)

The Cure: Disintegration (1989)

Del Amitri: Change Everything (1992)

Dire Straits: Love Over Gold (1982)

Mylène Farmer: L'Autre (1991)

Live: Secret Samadhi (1997)

Pet Shop Boys: Behaviour (1990)

R.E.M.: Automatic For The People (1992)

Radiohead: O.K. Computer (1997)

Supertramp: Breakfast In America (1979)

U2: Achtung Baby (1991)

11 - 20
(no particular order)

Depeche Mode: Violator (1990)

Eagles: Hotel California (1976)

Garbage: Version 2.0 (1998)

Oasis: (What's The Story) Morning Glory? (1995)

Pet Shop Boys: Introspective (1988)

Pink Floyd: Wish You Were Here (1975)

Pink Floyd: The Wall (1979)

Radiohead: The Bends (1995)

Suede: Dog Man Star (1994)

Ultravox: Quartet (1982)

21 - 30
(no particular order)

Coldplay: A Rush Of Blood To The Head (2002)

Sheryl Crow: Sheryl Crow (1996)

Duran Duran: Duran Duran - The Wedding Album (1993)

Mono: Formica Blues (1997)

Placebo: Without You I'm Nothing (1998)

Prefab Sprout: Jordan: The Comeback (1990)

Roxy Music: Avalon (1982)

The Smashing Pumpkins: Adore (1998)

The The: Dusk (1992)

Thompson Twins: Into The Gap (1984)

31 - 40
(no particular order)

Air: Moon Safari (1998)

Booth And The Bad Angel: Booth And The Bad Angel (1996)

Lloyd Cole: Don't Get Weird On Me, Babe (1991)

Enigma: MCMXC a.D. - The Limited Edition (1991)

Frankie Goes To Hollywood: Welcome To The Pleasuredome (1984)

David Gray: White Ladder (1999)

Mew: Frengers (2003)

Sting: Ten Summoner's Tales (1993)

Suede: Coming Up (1996)

Thin Lizzy: Renegade (1981)

41 - 50
(no particular order)

Bryan Adams: Into The Fire (1987)

Better Than Ezra: Friction, Baby (1996)

The Cardigans: Long Gone Before Daylight (2003)

Nik Kershaw: Human Racing (1983)

George Michael: Older (1996)

Morcheeba: Charango (2002)

Nirvana: Nevermind (1991)

Sade: Love Deluxe (1992)

Simple Minds: Once Upon A Time (1985)

Tears For Fears: Elemental (1993)

51 - 60
(no particular order)

Lindsey Buckingham: Out Of The Cradle (1992)

Marc Cohn: The Rainy Season (1993)

Garbage: Garbage (1995)

Jean-Jacques Goldman: Fredericks, Goldman, Jones (1990)

INXS: Welcome To Wherever You Are (1992)

Red Hot Chili Peppers: By The Way (2002)

The The: Mind Bomb (1989)

Toad The Wet Sprocket: Dulcinea (1994)

The Watchmen: Silent Radar (1998)

Kent: Du & Jag Döden (2005)

61 - 70
(no particular order)

Arcadia: So Red The Rose (1985)

Chicane: Behind The Sun (1999)

Sheryl Crow: Tuesday Night Music Club (1993)

Eros Ramazzotti: Tutte Storie (1993)

Simple Minds: Street Fighting Years (1989)

Duran Duran: Rio (1982)

Feeder: Pushing The Senses (2005)

Gabin: Gabin (2002)

Mew: Mew And The Glass Handed Kites (2005)

The Dandy Warhols: Welcome To The Monkey House (2003)

71 - 80
(no particular order)

Francis Cabrel: Samedi Soir Sur La Terre (2000)

Depeche Mode: Ultra (1997)

Fleetwood Mac: Rumours (1977)

The Goo Goo Dolls: Gutterflower (2002)

Keane: Hopes And Fears (2004)

Madonna: Ray Of Light (1998)

Mansun: Attack Of The Grey Lantern (1997)

The Smiths: Strangeways, Here We Come (1987)

The Strokes: Is This It (2001)

U2: The Joshua Tree (1987)

81 - 90
(no particular order)

Del Amitri: Twisted (1995)

Billy Joel: The Stranger (1977)

John Kilzer: Memory In The Making (1988)

Mylène Farmer: Anamorphosée (1995)

Hooverphonic: Blue Wonder Power Milk (1998)

Lambretta: Lambretta (2001)

Moby: 18 (2002)

R.E.M: New Adventures In Hi-Fi (1996)

Saint Etienne: Tiger Bay (1996)

Tears For Fears: The Seeds Of Love (1989)

91 - 100
(no particular order)

The Cure: Kiss me Kiss Me Kiss Me (1987)

Eminem: The Marshall Mathers LP (2000)

Faithless: Reverence (1996)

Groove Armada: Hello Country (Goodbye Nightclub) (2001)

Human League: Dare! (1981)

Lenny Kravitz: Let Love Rule (1989)

Live: Throwing Copper (1994)

R.E.M.: Around The Sun (2004)

Seal: Seal (1991)

Dave Stewart And The Spiritual Cowboys: Dave Stewart And The Spiritual Cowboys (1990)

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Ten Great Compilation/Best Of Albums
(alphabetical)

More info on the Compilation albums page

Aerosmith: Big Ones (1994)
Creedence Clearwater Revival: Chronicle (1976)
Crowded House: Recurring Dream - The Very Best Of (1996)
Eagles: The Very Best Of (1994)
Bryan Ferry & Roxy Music: More Than This - The Best Of (1995)
C.V. Jørgensen: Skygger & Magi - Syregrønne Evergreen's 74-94 (1996)
Prefab Sprout: A Life Of Surprises: The Very Best Of (1992)
Suede: Sci-Fi Lullabies (1997)
Supertramp: The Very Best Of (1990)
Talk Talk: Natural History - The Very Best Of (1990)





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