Top 20 Albums of All Time

top 20 albums of all time

The best albums of all time argument might lead to some controversy but this is the NickTick list and I hope you enjoy it.

Once you have read the guide to buying vintage record players, you are going to need some music to play on your turntable, so the list below is the perfect place to start.

If you think that I have missed something even better out, let me know or complete the comments section at the bottom

Joshua Tree

The Joshua Tree


This is possibly my favourite albums of all time! Bono’s soaring voice, the stunning guitar riffs from the Edge. Such an amazing piece of work

stone roses

The Stone Roses

The Stone Roses

The ultimate guitar indie record. I wanna be adored and She bangs the drums are iconic tracks by the Stone Roses and are great openings to this album.

Abbey Road

Abbey Road

The Beatles

Anybody who knows me will have expected to see this classic album on the list. I think that the Beatles are the best band of all time and this is their best album.

exile on Main Street

Exile on Main Street

The Rolling Stones

Top quality rock music from beginning to end. Tumbling Dice and Happy are the stand out tracks for me.

appetite for destruction

Appetite for Destruction

Guns N’ Roses

Axl Rose and Slash at their very best on this amazing record. Is there a better intro than Sweet Child of Mine?



Paul Simon

This is an original concept with some fantastic sounds throughout the album.



Red Hot Chilli Peppers

More stunning guitar riffs and the amazing lead vocals of Anthony Kiedis

The Bends

The Bends


My Radiohead choice, ahead of OK Computer because of High and Dry

the good will out

The Good Will Out


Another indie group from the 90s! Spotting a theme here yet I wonder?

definitely maybe

Definitely Maybe


The first – and the best – of the Oasis albums

automatic for the people

Automatic for the People


Everybody Hurts and Nightswimming are 2 of the classics

let it be

Let It Be

The Beatles

I could never leave this beautiful record out of my all time list

urban hymns

Urban Hymns

The Verve

Bittersweet Symphony alone merits inclusion on the list


Live in Buenos Aires


This is a great live album, taking in all of the Coldplay stadium anthems

hopes and fears

Hopes and Fears


Debut album from Keane with some classic tracks

achtung baby

Achtung Baby


Another U2 album makes the list. No surprise given the quality on this record.


MTV Unplugged in New York


This is the perfect example of the unplugged concept, with Kurt Cobain performing out of his skin

slippery when wet

Slippery When Wet

Bon Jovi

I love this album. It brings me right back to the 80s, but I still listen to it all the time




So many great records by James could have been on the list, but this just gets there first

bucks fizz

Are You Ready

Bucks Fizz

OK, OK, I know this is hardly a classic, but as my first ever record, it makes the list for that reason alone

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