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100 Greatest Rock Drumming Albums

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Criteria: - These Drummer Albums were chosen for their innovation, originality, influence, skill, and technical ability of the drummer.

Newly added names are in Red

Edited By: tommorello
List Begun: 11-20-2008

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100 Greatest Rock Drumming Albums
  1. Lateralus - Tool (Danny Carey)
  2. 2112 - Rush (Neil Peart)
  3. Awake - Dream Theater (Mike Portnoy)
  4. Machine Head - Deep Purple (Ian Paice)
  5. Brain Salad Surgery - Emerson, Lake & Palmer (Carl Palmer)
  6. Led Zeppelin - Led Zeppelin (John Bonham)
  7. Fresh Cream - Cream (Ginger Baker)
  8. Who's Next - The Who (Keith Moon)
  9. Fragile - Yes (Bill Bruford)
10. Frizzle Fry - Primus (Tim Alexander)
11. Red - King Crimson (Bill Bruford)
12. Moving Pictures - Rush (Neil Peart)
13. Crash - Dave Matthews Band (Carter Beauford)
14. Are You Experienced - Jimi Hendrix Experience (Mitch Mitchell)
15. Regatta De Blanc - The Police (Stewart Copeland)
16. Vanilla Fudge - Near The Beginning (Carmine Appice)
17. Situation Dangerous - Bozzio Levin Stevens (Terry Bozzio)
18. Led Zeppelin II - Led Zeppelin (John Bonham)
19. Siamese Dream - Smashing Pumpkins (Jimmy Chamberlin)
20. Badmotorfinger - Soundgarden (Matt Cameron)
21. Aja - Steely Dan (Steve Gadd)
22. Rust In Peace - Megadeth (Nick Menza)
23. De-Loused In The Comatorium - The Mars Volta (Jon Theodore)
24. Strange New Flesh - Colosseum II (John Hiseman)
25. In The Court Of The Crimson King - King Crimson (Michael Giles)
26. Season Of The Abyss - Slayer (Dave Lombardo)
27. Blackwater Park - Opeth (Martin Lopez)
28. Killers - Iron Maiden (Clive Burr)
29. Tommy - The Who (Keith Moon)
30. Spring Session M - Missing Persons (Terry Bozzio)
31. Scenes From a Memory - Dream Theater (Mike Portnoy)
32. Aenima - Tool (Danny Carey)
33. Reinventing The Steel - Pantera (Vinnie Paul)
34. Paranoid - Black Sabbath (Bill Ward)
35. Led Zeppelin IV - Led Zeppelin (John Bonham)
36. Outlandos D'Amour - The Police (Stewart Copeland)
37. Over-Nite Sensation - Frank Zappa (Ralph Humphrey)
38. Hemispheres - Rush (Neil Peart)
39. What If - Dixie Dregs (Rod Morgenstein)
40. Tarkus - Emerson, Lake & Palmer (Carl Palmer)
41. In Rock - Deep Purple (Ian Paice)
42. Deliverance - Opeth (Martin Lopez)
43. Reign In Blood - Slayer (Dave Lombardo)
44. Disraeli Gears - Cream (Ginger Baker)
45. Piece Of Mind - Iron Maiden (Nicko McBrain)
46. Systematic Chaos - Dream Theater (Mike Portnoy)
47. Before These Crowded Streets - Dave Matthews Band (Carter Beauford)
48. Physical Graffitti - Led Zeppelin (John Bonham)
49. Quadrophenia - The Who (Keith Moon)
50. Tago Mago - CAN (Jaki Liebezeit)
51. Rising - Rainbow (Cozy Powell)
52. Fly By Night - Rush (Neil Peart)
53. Third - The Soft Machine (Robert Wyatt)
54. Liquid Tension Experiment 2 - Liquid Tension Experiment (Mike Portnoy)
55. Life Begins Again - Jimmy Chamberlin Complex (Jimmy Chamberlin)
56. Don Caballero 2 - Don Caballero (Damon Che)
57. Mastodon - Blood Mountain (Brann Dailor)
58. The Grand Pecking Order - Oysterhead (Stewart Copeland)
59. Superunknown - Soundgarden (Matt Cameron)
60. Before These Crowded Streets - Dave Matthews Band (Carter Beauford)
61. Blow By Blow - Jeff Beck (Richard Bailey)
62. Discipline - King Crimson (Bill Bruford)
63. Fireball - Deep Purple (Ian Paice)
64. Struttin' - The Meters (Zigaboo Modeliste)
65. You - Gong (Pierre Moerlen)
66. Beck, Bogert & Appice - Beck, Bogert Appice & (Carmine Appice)
67. The System Has Failed - Megadeth (Vinnie Colaiuta)
68. Sailing The Seas Of Cheese - Primus (Tim Alexander)
69. Joe's Garage - Frank Zappa (Vinnie Colaiuta)
70. Ghost In The Machine - The Police (Stewart Copeland)
71. Combat Rock - The Clash (Topper Headon)
72. The Bedlam In Goliath - The Mars Volta (Thomas Pridgen)
73. Fear Of A Blank Planet - Porcupine Tree (Gavin Harrison)
74. Blood Sugar Sex Magik - Red Hot Chili Peppers (Chad Smith)
75. Death Walks Behind You - Atomic Rooster (Carl Palmer)
76. Yesterday And Tomorrow - Y&T (Leonard Haze)
77. Revolver - The Beatles (Ringo Starr)
78. Black Sabbath - Black Sabbath (Bill Ward)
79. Mellon Collie And The Infinite Sadness - Smashing Pumpkins (Jimmy Camberlin)
80. The Number Of The Beast - Iron Maiden (Clive Burr)
81. Presence - Led Zeppelin (John Bonham)
82. ...& And Justice For All - Metallica (Lars Ulrich)
83. Mastodon - Leviathan (Brann Dailor)
84. Battles - Mirrored (John Stanier)
85. Electric Ladyland - Jimi Hendrix Experience (Mitch Mitchell)
86. Far Beyond Driven - Pantera (Vinnie Paul)
87. A Farewell To Kings - Rush (Neil Peart)
88. Let It Bleed - Rolling Stones (Charlie Watts)
89. Black Light Syndrome - Bozzio Levin Stevens (Terry Bozzio)
90. The Big Eyeball In The Sky - Colonel Claypool's Bucket Of Bernie Brains (Bryan Mantia)
91. World Class Listening Problem - Don Caballero (Damon Che)
92. The Sound of Perseverance - Death (Richard Christy)
93. The Power To Believe - King Crimson (Pat Mastelotto)
94. One-Trick Pony - Paul Simon (Steve Gadd)
95. Gish - Smashing Pumpkins (Jimmy Chamberlin)
96. Ghost Reveries - Opeth (Martin Lopez)
97. Trilogy - Emerson Lake & Palmer (Carl Palmer)
98. Songs For The Terestrially Challenged - The Speaking Canaries (Noah Leger)
99. Contradictions Collapse - Meshuggah (Tomas Haake)
100. Songs For The Deaf - Queens Of The Stone Age (Dave Grohl)

Lateralus album cover

2112 album cover

Awake album cover

Machine Head album cover

Brain Salad Surgery album cover

Led Zeppelin album cover

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