Mel's Top 30 Albums of All Time

Elton John Goodbye Yellow Brick Road
This is a list of albums that I have come to enjoy over the years and play from start to finish whenever I load them into my CD or tape player. Over the years I have probably bought 1, 2, 3 or more copies of these albums in some format or another. I have also made tapes of these albums through the years and have them stored on my iTunes.

The list does not include "Greatest Hits", compilations or boxed sets.

Compiling a list such as this is difficult in the fact that there are so many other great albums that I had to leave off but still enjoy. Because of that there is a good possibility that this list will be updated with new albums added and some currently listed removed.

Pictured: Elton John's "Goodbye Yellow Brick Road" from 1973.
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    Ranking and Title Artist Year
    1. Abbey Road The Beatles 1969
    2. Goodbye Yellow Brick Road Elton John 1973
    3. Rumours Fleetwood Mac 1977
    4. Sgt. Peppers' Lonely Hearts Club Band The Beatles 1967
    5. Fleetwood Mac Fleetwood Mac 1975
    6. Band on the Run Paul McCartney & Wings 1974
    7. A Hard Days' Night The Beatles 1964
    8. Revolver The Beatles 1966
    9. Parallel Lines Blondie 1979
    10. Led Zeppelin IV Led Zeppelin 1971
    11. Double Fantasy John Lennon & Yoko Ono 1980
    12. The Beatles (White Album) The Beatles 1968
    13. In My Tribe 10,000 Maniacs 1987
    14. Naturally Three Dog Night 1970
    15. Don't Shoot Me, I'm Only the Piano Player Elton John 1972
    16. Tango in the Night Fleetwood Mac 1987
    17. Born in the USA Bruce Springsteen 1984
    18. Elua Cecilio & Kapono 1975
    19. Rubber Soul The Beatles 1965
    20. Kalapana Kalapana 1975
    21. Shepherd Moons Enya 1991
    22. Squeezing Out Sparks Graham Parker 1979
    23. Out of Time R.E.M. 1991
    24. Our Time In Eden 10,000 Maniacs 1992
    24. Houses of the Holy Led Zeppelin 1973
    25. Let It Be The Beatles 1970
    26. Ram Paul & Linda McCartney 1971
    27. Silk Road Kitaro 1985
    28. Not Shy Walter Egan 1978
    29. Tusk Fleetwood Mac 1979
    30. The Wall Pink Floyd 1979



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