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100 Albums Everyone Should Own (According to The Falcon’s Nest)

Posted by falconi5 on April 27, 2014

100Inspired by a call from my son, he has recently purchased a turntable and wanted some vinyl recommendations, an emergency staff meeting was called to order in The Falcon’s Nest to come up with the top 100 albums everyone should own.

The process for selecting the albums that would make the list was relatively simple.  Each of The Falcon’s Nest Writers (Walt Falconer, Bernie Sparrow, Jeremy Wren, Cletus Crow, Nigel Owl) would, in a rotating sequence offer up an album recommendation. The other members would offer an opinion on the selection in the form of a thumbs up (wings up in this case). If the album received a majority of wings in the air, it made the list.

Some basic rules were also voted upon and enforced for the list:

  • An artist may only appear once. Exceptions are made if an artist makes the list as part of a group along with making it as a solo act.  For example, Neil Young makes the list for Harvest as well as with Buffalo Springfield on Buffalo Springfield Again.
  • Greatest Hits albums were not allowed with the exception of Endless Summer, live albums may be included. Eat a Peach made the list as did Johnny Cash at Folsom PrisonFrampton Comes Alive, and Kiss Alive missed the cut despite strong lobbying from Bernie Sparrow.
  • The numbers and the order of the list mean nothing.  We like Shotgun Willie just as much as The Captain and Me.
  • If an album by an artist with an important body of work was put on the table for consideration, another wings up vote would take place to determine the album that would make the list.  This process accounted for Abbey Road replacing Sgt. Pepper, Every Picture Tells a Story edging out Never a Dull Moment, and Court and Spark making the list at the expense of Blue.
  • There are several what may be considered to be glaring omissions on the list.  There is no Jackson Browne, Steely Dan, Ridgemont Guys, or Flamin’ Groovies. But hey, we had to stop somewhere.

Special thanks to Nesters Gene Mascari and John Kane for key contributions to the selection process.


01. Willie Nelson – Shotgun Willie



02.  Crosby Stills Nash & Young – Deja Vue



03.  The Cars – The Cars



04.  Fleetwood Mac – Rumours




05.  The Smiths – The Smiths




06.  The Velvet Underground – The Velvet Underground and Nico



07. Marvin Gaye – Let’s Get it On



08.  Dusty Springfield – Dusty in Memphis



09.  Boz Scaggs – Silk Degrees



10. Ryan Adams – Gold


11.  U2 – The Joshua Tree



12.  Merle Haggard – Back to the Barrooms



13.  Joni Mitchell – Court and Spark



14.  Frank Sinatra – In the Wee Small Hours of the Morning


15.  Linda Ronstadt – Simple Dreams


16. John Lennon – Imagine


17.  Van Morrison – Moondance



18.  Bob Seger – Night Moves


19.  Rolling Stones – Sticky Fingers


20.  The Stray Cats – Built for Speed


21. Al Green – Let’s Stay Together


22. The Blasters – American Music


23. R.E.M. – Life’s Rich Pageant


24.  The Who – Who’s Next

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25.  The Allman Brothers – Eat a Peach

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26.  Elvis Costello – This Year’s Model


27. Love – Forever Changes



28. Santana – Abraxas


29.  Tina Turner – Private Dancer


30. Rod Stewart – Every Picture Tells a Story



31. Bobby Blue Bland – Two Steps from the Blues



32.  Waylon Jennings – Honky Tonk Heroes


33.  Thin Lizzy – Jailbreak


34. – David Bowie – Ziggy Stardust


35.  Pretenders – Learning to Crawl



36. Queen – A Night at the Opera


37. Eric Clapton – Slowhand


38.  AC/DC – Back in Black


39. Jeff Buckley – Grace


40.  Chuck Berry – San Francisco Dues


41. Bobby Womack – Facts of Life


42. Aretha Franklin – Lady Soul


43. Bruce Springsteen – Born to Run



44.  Elton John – Honky Chateau



45. The Band – The Band




46.  ZZ Top – Eliminator



47.  The Replacements – Tim



48.  The Stone Roses – The Stone Roses




49.  Led Zeppelin – Led Zeppelin IV



50. Boston – Boston


51.  Paul Simon – Still Crazy After All These Years


52.  Johnny Cash – At Folsom Prison



53. Bob Dylan – Blood on the Tracks



54.  Cream – Disreali Gears



55. Billy Joe Shaver – Tramp on Your Street



56.  The Beatles – Abbey Road



57.  The Style Council – The Singular Adventures of the Style Council



58.  The Kinks – Muswell Hillbillies



59.  Stevie Ray Vaughan – Texas Flood


60. The Beach Boys – Endless Summer



61.  James Gang – James Gang Rides Again



62. Carole King – Tapestry

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63.  Stevie Wonder – Songs in the Key of Life


64.  Richard and Linda Thompson – Shoot Out the Lights


65.  Tom Petty – Damn the Torpedoes


66.  Billy Joel – The Stranger



67.  Aerosmith – Toys in the Attic


68. Styx – The Grand Illusion


69.  Otis Redding – Otis Blue



70.  Grateful Dead – American Beauty



71.  Rush – Moving Pictures



72.  Dire Straits – Brothers in Arms



73.  John Mellencamp – Uh-Huh



74.  Prince 1999


75.  The Ramones – End of the Century



76.  Joe Jackson – Look Sharp



77. Funkadelic – Maggot Brain



78.  Buffalo Springfield – Buffalo Springfield Again



79.  Saturday Night Fever Soundtrack



80.  Jefferson Airplane – Surrealistic Pillow


81.  Alice Cooper – Schools Out


82. Warren Zevon – Excitable Boy


83. Leonard Cohen – Various Positions


84. Tom Waits – Closing Time


85.  Harry Nilsson – Nilsson Schmilsson

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86. Oasis – (What’s the Story) Morning Glory


87.  Bad Company = Bad Company



88.  James Taylor – JT



89.  Poco – Legend



90. Janis Joplin – Pearl


91. The Doors – Morrison Hotel


92.  T Rex – Electric Warrior



93.  Tammy Wynette – Your Good  Girls Gonna Go Bad

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94. Pink Floyd – Dark Side of the Moon


95.  The Clash – London Calling



96.  The Byrds – Sweetheart of the Rodeo



97.  Neil Young – Harvest



98.  Blondie – Parallel Lines



99.  Nick Lowe – Jesus of Cool



100.  The Doobie Brothers – The Captain and Me




















































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