5 Star Albums

that are reviewed on this site

This is a list of Albums that appear on this site and receive the highest rating possible. 5 Star “Plus” is of course rare, and a little higher valued than 5 Star, but either one is pretty much perfect and considered a masterpiece. They are listed alphabetical here by Artist, and if multiple entires they are chronological; ordered lists of exact favorites are elsewhere. Go listen to them and get ‘em! These are the albums that will enrich your life.

 

 

 

5 Star “Plus” Albums

(27 so far)

 

Algiers – Algiers (2015)

Chuck Berry – Berry On Top (1959)

Can – Future Days (1973)

Husker Du – Zen Arcade (1984)

Husker Du – Warehouse: Songs and Stories (1987)

Led Zeppelin – Physical Graffiti (1975)

Love – Forever Changes (1967)

Modern Lovers, the – The Modern Lovers (1976)

Morphine – Good (1992)

New Pornographers, the – Electric Version (2003)

 

Pixies – Surfer Rosa (1988)

Public Enemy – It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back (1988)

Public Enemy – Fear of a Black Planet (1990)

R.E.M. – Life’s Rich Pageant (1986)

Rolling Stones, the – Sticky Fingers (1971)

Rolling Stones, the – Exile on Main Street (1972)

Shabazz Palaces – Less Majesty (2014)

Soft Boys – Underwater Moonlight (1980)

Sonic Youth – Sister (1987)

Sonic Youth – Daydream Nation (1988)

 

 

Spoon – Girls Can Tell (2001)

Talking Heads – More Songs About Buildings and Food (1978)

Talking Heads – Remain in Light (1980)

These New Puritans – Hidden (2010)

Velvet Underground, the – The Velvet Underground and Nico (1967)

XTC – English Settlement (1982)

XTC – Skylarking (1986)

 

 

 

 

5 Star Albums

(45 so far)

 

Aloha – Home Acres (2010)

Brown, Danny – Old (2013)

Calexico – The Black Light (1998)

Calexico – Garden Ruin (2006)

Can – Ege Bamyasi (1972)

Cream – Disreali Gears (1967)

Creedence Clearwater Revival – Willie and the Poorboys (1969)

Doves – The Last Broadcast (2002)

Floating Points – Elaenia (2015)

Holter, Julia – Loud City Song (2013)

 

 

Interpol – Our Love to Admire (2007)

Jesus and Mary Chain, the – Psychocandy (1985)

Jesus and Mary Chain, the – Honey’s Dead (1992)

King’s X – Gretchen Goes to Nebraska – (1989)

Led Zeppelin – 4 (1971)

Love – Love (1966)

Love – Da Capo (1966)

Morphine – Cure for Pain (1993)

New Pornographers, the – Mass Romantic (2000)

Nirvana – In Utero (1993)

 

 

Perfume Genius – Put Your Back N2 It (2012)

Pixies – Doolittle (1989)

Pixies – Bossonova (1990)

Pixies – Trompe La Monde (1991)

Police, The – Zenyatta Mondatta (1980)

Police, The – Syncronicity (1983)

Public Enemy – Muse Sick N Hour Message (1994)

Queens of the Stone Age – Rated R (2000)

R.E.M. – Murmur (1983)

R.E.M. – Document (1987)

 

 

Robertson, Robbie – Robbie Robertson (1987)

Rolling Stones, the – Between the Buttons (1967)

Rolling Stones, the – Let It Bleed (1969)

Sonic Youth – Confusion Is Sex (1983)

Sonic Youth – Goo (1990)

Sonic Youth – Dirty (1992)

Sonic Youth – A Thousand Leaves (1998)

Spoon – Kill the Moonlight (2002)

Talking Heads – Fear of Music (1979)

Troller – Graphic (2016)

 

 

U.S. Girls – Half Free (2015)

Velvet Underground, the – White Light White Heat (1967)

War On Drugs – Slave Ambient (2011)

XTC – Drums and Wires (1979)

XTC – Black Sea (1980)