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The Guardian's Alternative Top 102 Albums

UK newspaper The Guardian asked a panel of 50 musicians and critics to choose their all-time top 20 albums that don't typically appear on other top 100 lists. Published January 1999.
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avg. score: 28 of 102 (28%)
required scores: 1, 4, 16, 33, 53 

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Nick Drake - Bryter Later
Nick Drake - Bryter Later
2
Tom Waits - Rain Dogs (1985)
Tom Waits - Rain Dogs (1985)
3
The Band - The Band (1969)
The Band - The Band (1969)
4
Gene Clarke - No Other
Gene Clarke - No Other
5
Nick Drake - Five Leaves Left
Nick Drake - Five Leaves Left
6
The Beatles - A Hard Day's Night
The Beatles - A Hard Day's Night
7
Curtis Mayfield - Curtis (1970)
Curtis Mayfield - Curtis (1970)
8
Todd Rundgren - A Wizard / a True Star
Todd Rundgren - A Wizard / a True Star
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9
George Harrison - All Things Must Pass
George Harrison - All Things Must Pass
10
Todd Rundgren - Something/Anything?
Todd Rundgren - Something/Anything?
11
Pink Floyd - The Piper at the Gates of Dawn
Pink Floyd - The Piper at the Gates of Dawn
12
Big Star - Radio City
Big Star - Radio City
13
The Flying Burrito Bros - The Gilded Palace of Sin
The Flying Burrito Bros - The Gilded Palace of Sin
14
Earth Wind & Fire - I Am
Earth Wind & Fire - I Am
15
Jeff Buckley - Grace (1994)
Jeff Buckley - Grace (1994)
16
My Bloody Valentine - Isn't Anything
My Bloody Valentine - Isn't Anything
17
Scott Walker - Scott 4
Scott Walker - Scott 4
18
Buffalo Springfield - Buffalo Springfield Again
Buffalo Springfield - Buffalo Springfield Again
19
Laura Nyro - New York Tendaberry
Laura Nyro - New York Tendaberry
20
Sly & the Family Stone - Fresh (1973)
Sly & the Family Stone - Fresh (1973)
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21
The Beach Boys - Holland
The Beach Boys - Holland
22
Dexy's Midnight Runners - Searching for the Young Soul Rebels
Dexy's Midnight Runners - Searching for the Young Soul Rebels
23
Joni Mitchell - Court and Spark (1974)
Joni Mitchell - Court and Spark (1974)
24
The Boo Radleys - Giant Steps
The Boo Radleys - Giant Steps
25
Steely Dan - Countdown to Ecstasy
Steely Dan - Countdown to Ecstasy
26
Dusty Springfield - Dusty in Memphis
Dusty Springfield - Dusty in Memphis
27
John Cale - Music for a New Society
John Cale - Music for a New Society
28
Roxy Music - For Your Pleasure
Roxy Music - For Your Pleasure
29
Funkadelic - Maggot Brain (1971)
Funkadelic - Maggot Brain (1971)
30
Blue Nile - Hats
Blue Nile - Hats
31
Public Enemy - Fear of a Black Planet
Public Enemy - Fear of a Black Planet
32
Leonard Cohen - I'm Your Man (1988)
Leonard Cohen - I'm Your Man (1988)
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33
Talking Heads - Fear of Music (1979)
Talking Heads - Fear of Music (1979)
34
Chic - Risque
Chic - Risque
35
Rod Stewart - Every Picture Tells a Story
Rod Stewart - Every Picture Tells a Story
36
Joni Mitchell - The Hissing of Summer Lawns
Joni Mitchell - The Hissing of Summer Lawns
37
John Coltrane - A Love Supreme
John Coltrane - A Love Supreme
38
Iggy and the Stooges - Raw Power
Iggy and the Stooges - Raw Power
39
Lou Reed - Berlin (1973)
Lou Reed - Berlin (1973)
40
Tim Hardin - Tim Hardin II (1967)
Tim Hardin - Tim Hardin II (1967)
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