Mike's Favorite Albums of All Time
(In no particular order - except * meaning personal Top 20)

From the 60's

The Beatles
* Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Heart's Club Band
* Abbey Road
Revolver

The Who
* Tommy

The Beach Boys
* Pet Sounds

Led Zeppelin
Led Zeppelin I

King Crimson
In the Court of the Crimson King

From the 70's

Pink Floyd
* The Wall
* Dark Side of the Moon
Wish You Were Here

Led Zeppelin
Houses of the Holy
* Physical Grafitti

The Who
Who's Next

Elton John
* Goodbye Yellow Brick Road

David Bowie
Ziggy Stardust

Yes
* Close to The Edge
Fragile

Mike Oldfield
Tubular Bells

Queen
A Night at the Opera
Sheer Heart Attack

Genesis
The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway

Sex Pistols
Never Mind the Bullocks

Frank Zappa
Joe's Garage Acts 1, 2 & 3

Rush
Hemispheres

Kiss
Alive

Van Halen
Van Halen I




From the 80's

Metallica
* Master of Puppets
Kill 'em All

Marillion
* Misplaced Childhood
Clutching at Straws

Queensryche
Operation: Mindcrime
Rage For Order

Rush
* Permanent Waves
Moving Pictures

Iron Maiden
Piece of Mind
Number of the Beast

U2
The Joshua Tree

Van Halen
Fair Warning

Roger Waters
Radio KAOS

Beastie Boys
* Paul's Boutique

S.O.D.
Speak English or Die

Slayer
Reign in Blood

King Diamond
Them

Fates Warning
Awaken The Guardian

Janes Addiction
Nothing's Shocking

Frank Zappa
You Can't Do That On Stage Anymore Volumes 1 - 6


From the 90's

Radiohead
* OK Computer
The Bends

Mr. Bungle
* Mr. Bungle

Jellyfish
* Spilt Milk

Spock's Beard
* The Light
Beware of Darkness

Pantera
* Vulgar Display of Power

Marillion
Brave

U2
* Achtung Baby

Janes Addiction
* Ritual de la Habitual

Public Enemy
Fear of a Black Planet

Red Hot Chili Peppers
Blood Sugar Sex Magic

Alice in Chains
Dirt

Tool
Aenima

Galactic Cowboys
Space in your Face

Fates Warning
A Pleasant Shade of Gray

Ben Folds Five
Whatever and Ever Amen

Phish
A Live One

Kevin Gilbert
Thud

Smashing Pumpkins
Mellon Collie & the Infinite Sadness



From 2002

Spock's Beard
Snow

Peter Gabriel
Up

Pain Of Salvation
Remedy Lane

Coldplay
A Rush Of Blood To The Head

Porcupine Tree
In Absentia

Opeth
Deliverance

Audioslave

Weezer
Maladroit

System Of A Down
Steal This Album

The Flower Kings
Unfold The Future


From 2003

Opeth
Damnation

A Perfect Circle
Thirteenth Step

The Mars Volta
DeLoused In The Comatorium

Spock's Beard
Feel Euphoria

King Crimson
The Power To Believe

Radiohead
Hail To The Theif

Coldplay
Live

I Mother Earth
The Quicksilver Meat Dream

Derek Sherinian
Black Utopia

Tomahawk
Mit Gas

From 2004

Muse
Absolution

Incubus
A Crow Left Of The Murder

Mastodon
Leviathan

Chevelle
This Type Of Thinking Could Do Us In

Pain Of Salvation
Be

Coheed And Cambria
In Keeping Secrets Of Silent Earth: 3

Shadows Fall
The War Within

Umphrey's McGee
Anchor Drops

Secret Machines
Now Here Is Nowhere

Megadeth
The System Has Failed

From 2005

Opeth
Ghost Reveries

System Of A Down
Mesmerize / Hypnotize

The Mars Volta
Frances The Mute

Oceansize
Everyone Into Position

Riverside
Second Life Syndrome

Coldplay
X&Y

Between The Buried And Me
Alaska

Porcupine Tree
Deadwing

Avenged Sevenfold
City Of Evil

Fiona Apple
Extraordinary Machine

From 2006

The Flaming Lips
At War With The Mystics

Lamb Of God
Sacrament

Muse
Black Holes And Revelations

Mastodon
Blood Mountain

The Beatles
Love

Stone Sour
Come What(ever) May

Slayer
Christ Illusion

Beck
The Information

The Panic Channel
(ONe)

Deftones
Saturday Night Wrist

From 2007

Between The Buried And Me
Colors

Machine Head
The Blackening

Porcupine Tree
Fear Of A Blank Planet

Beardfish
Sleeping In Traffic: Part One

The Dear Hunter
Act II: The Meaning Of And All Things Regarding Ms. Leading

Sleepytime Gorilla Museum
In Glorious Times

Dillinger Escape Plan
Ire Works

Blotted Science
The Machinations Of Dementia

Foo Fighters
Echoes, Silence, Patience and Grace

Oceansize
Frames

Symphony X
Paradise Lost

Pain Of Salvation
Scarsick

Riverside
Rapid Eye Movement

3
The End Is Begun

Down
Over The Under

Baroness
The Red Album

Overkill
Immortalis

Megadeth
United Abominations

Rush
Snakes And Arrows

Thought Chamber
Angular Perceptions


From 2008

Metallica
Death Magnetic

Protest The Hero
Fortress

The Mars Volta
The Bedlam In Goliath

Beardfish
Sleeping In Traffic: Part 2

Slipknot
All Hope Is Gone

Opeth
Watershed

Bloodbath
Unblessing The Purity / The Fathomless Mastery

Frost
Experiments In Mass Appeal

Trivium
Shogun

Steven Wilson
Insurgentes

Dir En Grey
Uroboros

Cynic
Traced In Air

Extreme
Saudades de Roc

Gojira
The Way Of All Flesh