Album Recommendations: All Categories

Abbey Road

Abbey Road

The last recorded album by The Beatles, released in 1969.

Recommendations

This album is recommended by Julie, Morgan, and Meaghan.
COTWWSB Average Recommendation: GLORIOUS BEYOND GLORY
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Absolution

Absolution

Muse's... well, I guess fourth album, released in 2003.

Recommendations

This album is recommended by Holly and Meaghan.
COTWWSB Average Recommendation: Grointastic
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Achtung Baby

Achtung Baby

This album saw U2 totally re-invent themselves, going from earnest musicians to post-modern ironic 90s rock stars. It was recorded in Berlin in the wake of the partial failure of Rattle and Hum, and the emotional aftermath of The Edge's divorce. Released in 1991.

Recommendations

This album is recommended by Meaghan and Bonster.
COTWWSB Average Recommendation: GLORIOUS BEYOND GLORY
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Afterglow

Afterglow

Released in 2003, six years after her previous album Surfacing.

Recommendations

This album is recommended by Morgan, Hoppy, Holly, and Kathi.
COTWWSB Average Recommendation: Grointastic Like Whoa
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All That You Can't Leave Behind

All That You Can't Leave Behind

U2's tenth studio album, released in 2001. This album abandoned most of the innovations U2 had made since Rattle & Hum in favour of a 'back to basics' approach. People loved it.

Recommendations

This album is recommended by Meaghan and Bonster.
COTWWSB Average Recommendation: Grointastic Like Whoa
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Beacon Street Collection, The

Beacon Street Collection, The

Indepdentently recorded in between their debut album and Tragic Kingdom, the band wanted material their long-term fans could enjoy. Called The Beacon Street Collection because most songs were recorded in a garage in a house on Beacon Street in Anaheim, CA.

Recommendations

This album is recommended by Morgan and Hoppy.
COTWWSB Average Recommendation: Grointastic Like Whoa
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Beautiful Garbage

Beautiful Garbage

Garbage's third album, released in 2001.

Recommendations

This album is recommended by Holly, Morgan, and Hoppy.
COTWWSB Average Recommendation: Grointastic Like Whoa
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Bends, The

Bends, The

Radiohead's second album, which was released in 1995.

Recommendations

This album is recommended by Meaghan, Bonster, Julie, Hoppy, and Kathi.
COTWWSB Average Recommendation: Grointastic Like Whoa
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Bleed Like Me

Bleed Like Me

Garbage's long anticipated fourth album, released in 2005.

Recommendations

This album is recommended by Holly, Morgan, and Hoppy.
COTWWSB Average Recommendation: GLORIOUS BEYOND GLORY
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Breakaway

Breakaway

Since its release in 2004, Breakaway has generated four #1 singles and sold 5.5 million copies worldwide.

Recommendations

This album is recommended by Bonster, Morgan, Kathi, and Hoppy.
COTWWSB Average Recommendation: Grointastic
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Cruel Intentions OST

Cruel Intentions OST

The OST for the 1999 movie Cruel Intentions.

Recommendations

This album is recommended by Brandon, Morgan, Julie, Holly, and Hoppy.
COTWWSB Average Recommendation: Grointastic
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Elephant

Elephant

The band's critically acclaimed, Grammy-nominated fourth album.

Recommendations

This album is recommended by Meaghan, Julie, and Holly.
COTWWSB Average Recommendation: Grointastic Like Whoa
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Extraordinary Machine

Extraordinary Machine

Fiona's highly anticipated third album. Released in 2005.

Recommendations

This album is recommended by Holly, Julie, Morgan, Kathi, and Hoppy.
COTWWSB Average Recommendation: Grointastic
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Fountain, The

Fountain, The

Clint Mansell's score for Darren Aronofsky's third feature film, The Fountain. It was nominated for Best Original Score at the 64th Annual Golden Globe Awards.

Recommendations

This album is recommended by Morgan and Bonster.
COTWWSB Average Recommendation: GLORIOUS BEYOND GLORY
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Franz Ferdinand

Franz Ferdinand

The band's debut album, released in February 2004

Recommendations

This album is recommended by Emma-Jane, Morgan, Holly, Julie, Bonster, Hoppy, and Kathi.
COTWWSB Average Recommendation: Grointastic Like Whoa
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Fumbling Towards Ecstasy

Fumbling Towards Ecstasy

Sarah McLachlan's album including the hit single Possession.

Recommendations

This album is recommended by Morgan, Bonster, Hoppy, Holly, and Kathi.
COTWWSB Average Recommendation: Grointastic Like Whoa
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Garbage

Garbage

Garbage's self titled debut album, released in 1995!

Recommendations

This album is recommended by Holly, Morgan, and Hoppy.
COTWWSB Average Recommendation: Grointastic Like Whoa
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Hail to the Thief

Hail to the Thief

Radiohead's sixth studio album. Released in 2003.

Recommendations

This album is recommended by Meaghan, Julie, Holly, and Kathi.
COTWWSB Average Recommendation: Grointastic Like Whoa
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Holy Bible, The

Holy Bible, The

Third album by the Manics, released in 1994.

Recommendations

This album is recommended by Meaghan and Kathi.
COTWWSB Average Recommendation: Grointastic Like Whoa
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Hopes and Fears

Hopes and Fears

The debut album of British band Keane, which was released in 2004.

Recommendations

This album is recommended by Morgan and Bonster.
COTWWSB Average Recommendation: Grointastic Like Whoa
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Hot Fuss

Hot Fuss

The debut album from the Las Vegas group The Killers, released in 2004.

Recommendations

This album is recommended by Bonster, Holly, and Brandon.
COTWWSB Average Recommendation: Grointastic Like Whoa
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Hullabaloo

Hullabaloo

Muse's third album, released in 2002. The first disc features B-sides and the second features some live versions of their songs :)

Recommendations

This album is recommended by Holly.
COTWWSB Average Recommendation: Good
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Icky Thump

Icky Thump

Album released in 2007 by the Detroit duo. This is Jack and Meg's sixth studio album. The title apparently is derived from "ecky thump," Lancashire slang for something akin to "Bloody hell!"

Recommendations

This album is recommended by Meaghan.
COTWWSB Average Recommendation: Grointastic Like Whoa
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It Means Everything

It Means Everything

The band's debut album.

Recommendations

This album is recommended by Morgan, Hoppy, and Kathi.
COTWWSB Average Recommendation: Grointastic Like Whoa
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Joshua Tree, The

Joshua Tree, The

Released in 1987, this was the album that made U2 into superstars. Contains "With or Without You," which was the band's first ever number one hit.

Recommendations

This album is recommended by Meaghan, Bonster, and Julie.
COTWWSB Average Recommendation: Grointastic Like Whoa
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Kid A

Kid A

Radiohead's follow-up to OK Computer, which wasn't released until the year 2000! My god, that was a long wait.

Recommendations

This album is recommended by Meaghan, Julie, Hoppy, Kathi, and Holly.
COTWWSB Average Recommendation: Grointastic Like Whoa
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Live It Out

Live It Out

A brilliant blend of indie rock and new-wave pop. This album, released in 2005, is fantastic from start to finish.

Recommendations

This album is recommended by Julie, Bonster, and Holly.
COTWWSB Average Recommendation: Grointastic
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Modified

Modified

Their second and final album.

Recommendations

This album is recommended by Morgan, Hoppy, and Kathi.
COTWWSB Average Recommendation: Grointastic Like Whoa
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Nightmare Before Christmas, The

Nightmare Before Christmas, The

Burton and Elfman collaborated intensively on the modern film musical The Nightmare Before Christmas, for which Elfman contributed the singing voice of Jack Skellington, as well as writing the lyrics and composing the songs and score. Elfman's music for the film contains themes and elements such as a pipe organ and choirs, thus helping to create a fantasy-like gothic atmosphere.

Recommendations

This album is recommended by Holly.
COTWWSB Average Recommendation: Grointastic
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No Doubt

No Doubt

The Orange County band's self-titled debut. One single was released and they doubted they'd never get to make another album again.

Recommendations

This album is recommended by Morgan, Hoppy, and Holly.
COTWWSB Average Recommendation: Grointastic
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OK Computer

OK Computer

Radiohead's 1997 album. Often included in lists of the best albums ever.

Recommendations

This album is recommended by Meaghan, Julie, Holly, and Hoppy.
COTWWSB Average Recommendation: GLORIOUS BEYOND GLORY
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Origin of Symmetry

Origin of Symmetry

Muse's second album, released in 2001.

Recommendations

This album is recommended by Holly and Meaghan.
COTWWSB Average Recommendation: Grointastic Like Whoa
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Pop

Pop

U2's ninth studio album, which was released in 1997. Not very well-received by critics or some fans.

Recommendations

This album is recommended by Bonster, Meaghan, and Julie.
COTWWSB Average Recommendation: Grointastic Like Whoa
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Return of Saturn

Return of Saturn

Five years after their success with Tragic Kingdom No Doubt released Return of Saturn. Their sound was a bit more mature but with their standard No Doubt flavor.

Recommendations

This album is recommended by Morgan and Hoppy.
COTWWSB Average Recommendation: Grointastic Like Whoa
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Rock Steady

Rock Steady

Released in 2001, some of this album was recorded in Jamaica and thus has a bit of a reggae feel to it as well as an eighties sound.

Recommendations

This album is recommended by Morgan, Hoppy, and Holly.
COTWWSB Average Recommendation: Grointastic Like Whoa
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Showbiz

Showbiz

Muse's debut album, released in 1999.

Recommendations

This album is recommended by Holly, Meaghan, and Kathi.
COTWWSB Average Recommendation: Grointastic
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Singles 1992-2003, The

Singles 1992-2003, The

Basically their "Best of..." release, which included a cover of the Talk-Talk song It's My Life. This is a solid collection of the band's most popular material.

Recommendations

This album is recommended by Morgan and Holly.
COTWWSB Average Recommendation: Grointastic
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Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith

Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith

The original score from the final movie to be released in the Star Wars saga.

Recommendations

This album is recommended by Meaghan, Holly, and Hoppy.
COTWWSB Average Recommendation: Good
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Stripped

Stripped

Released in 2002.

Recommendations

This album is recommended by Holly, Morgan, and Hoppy.
COTWWSB Average Recommendation: Grointastic Like Whoa
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Surfacing

Surfacing

McLachlan followed Fumbling Towards Ecstasy with the enormously successful Surfacing. Includes the singles Building a Mystery, Sweet Surrender and Adia.

Recommendations

This album is recommended by Morgan, Bonster, Hoppy, Holly, and Kathi.
COTWWSB Average Recommendation: Grointastic Like Whoa
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Three Cheers For Sweet Revenge

Three Cheers For Sweet Revenge

My Chemical Romance's second album which was released in 2005.

Recommendations

This album is recommended by Brandon.
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Tidal

Tidal

Fiona's debut album Tidal, released in 1996, went on to sell 3 million copies (certified triple platinum) domestically.

Recommendations

This album is recommended by Morgan, Holly, Meaghan, Hoppy, and Kathi.
COTWWSB Average Recommendation: Grointastic
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Tragic Kingdom

Tragic Kingdom

The band's studio follow up to their debut was released in 1995 and was a success all around the world.

Recommendations

This album is recommended by Emma-Jane, Morgan, Hoppy, and Holly.
COTWWSB Average Recommendation: Grointastic Like Whoa
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Under the Iron Sea

Under the Iron Sea

The second from British band Keane, released in 2006.

Recommendations

This album is recommended by Morgan and Bonster.
COTWWSB Average Recommendation: Grointastic Like Whoa
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Urban Hymns

Urban Hymns

The Verve's final studio album, released in 1997, which includes "Bitter Sweet Symphony," their biggest hit.

Recommendations

This album is recommended by Meaghan and Holly.
COTWWSB Average Recommendation: GLORIOUS BEYOND GLORY
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Version 2.0

Version 2.0

Garbage's second album, released in 1998.

Recommendations

This album is recommended by Holly, Morgan, Julie, Hoppy, and Bonster.
COTWWSB Average Recommendation: Grointastic Like Whoa
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When the Pawn ...

When the Pawn ...

When the Pawn, Fiona's second album, was released in 1999. The album used more expressive lyrics and experimented more with drum loops and heavily incorporated clavichord and organ. The full title of the album is "When the Pawn Hits the Conflicts He Thinks Like a King/What He Knows Throws the Blows When He Goes to the Fight/And He'll Win the Whole Thing 'Fore He Enters the Ring/There's No Body To Batter When Your Mind is Your Might/So When You Go Solo, You Hold Your Own Hand/And Remember That Depth is the Greatest of Heights/And If You Know Where You Stand, Then You Know Where to Land/And If You Fall It Won't Matter, Cuz You'll Know That You're Right"

Recommendations

This album is recommended by Morgan, Holly, Meaghan, Hoppy, and Kathi.
COTWWSB Average Recommendation: Grointastic
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White Blood Cells

White Blood Cells

The White Stripes' third album released in 2001. Contains "Fell in Love With a Girl," the band's breakthrough hit.

Recommendations

This album is recommended by Meaghan and Kathi.
COTWWSB Average Recommendation: Grointastic Like Whoa
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You Could Have It So Much Better

You Could Have It So Much Better

The second album from Scottish band Franz Ferdinand, released in 2005.

Recommendations

This album is recommended by Morgan and Holly.
COTWWSB Average Recommendation: Grointastic Like Whoa
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Zooropa

Zooropa

U2's eighth studio album, released in 1993. The band recorded most of it during a brief break between legs of the Zoo TV tour. They originally intended it to be an EP but ended up extending it.

Recommendations

This album is recommended by Meaghan and Bonster.
COTWWSB Average Recommendation: Grointastic Like Whoa
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