The 20 Loudest Albums Of All Time

The 20 Loudest Albums Of All Time

Knee-jerk reaction for indie kids is to equate “loud” with “sludgy rock guitars,” and so it is in Q mag’s list for the 20 loudest records in the history of mankind (or at least, since 1967). But hey it’s nice to see Aphex Twin and even Public Enemy thrown in there with the mandatory Sunn0))) and Big Black drops. Have a look see…

20. Velvet Underground – White Light/White Heat (Verve, 1967)
19. AC/DC – Back In Black (Columbia, 1980)
18. Sunn0))) – White (Southern Lord, 2006)
17. Jimi Hendrix – Are You Experienced? (Track, 1967)
16. Aphex Twin – I Care Because You Do (Warp, 1995)
15. Black Flag – Damaged (SST, 1981)
14. The Birthday Party – Prayers On Fire (4AD, 1981)
13. Motorhead – No Sleep Til Hammersmith (Bronze, 1981)
12. Led Zeppelin – Led Zeppelin (Atlantic, 1969)
11. Neil Young – Arc Weld (Reprise, 1991)

10. Sex Pistols – Never Mind The Bollocks (Virgin, 1977)
09. Atari Teenage Riot – The Future Of War (DHR, 1997)
08. My Bloody Valentine – Isn’t Anything (Creation, 1988)
07. Napalm Death – Scum (Earache, 1987)
06. The Who – Live At Leeds (Track, 1970)
05. Big Black – Songs About Fucking (Touch And Go, 1987)
04. The Jesus And Mary Chain – Psychocandy (Blanco Y Negro, 1986)
03. Public Enemy – It Takes A Nation Of Millions To Hold Us Back (Def Jam, 1988)
02. Slayer – Reign In Blood (Def Jam, 1986)
01. The Stooges – Funhouse (Elektra, 1970)

What, no Spinal Tap? Don’t they go to 11?

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