Which music makes you move?

IT'S A conversation that divides friendships, workplaces and even families.

We've all got an idea of what we think our favourite record is and perhaps you've even got your own top ten list.

Every 'best of' compilation is controversial, most leaving music lovers divided, and the latest effort from Australian rock authors Toby Creswell and Craig Mathieson is no exception.

The pair recently took a stab at ranking the albums that have been part of our lives for the past 50 years in their new book, The Best 100 Albums of All Time.

Taking out the top place in Creswell and Mathieson's list was Bob Dylan's 1965 effort, Highway 61 Revisited.

Co-owner of Music Bizarre in Lismore David Lacey said compiling any list of top records is, "utterly impossible" and comes down to personal preference.

"If someone asked me what I thought best albums of all time were, my answer would be entirely dependant on my mood," Mr Lacey said.

However, he said he thought the criteria to make any top record list should be "innovation".

The 100 Best Albums of All Time names the best albums of the last 50 years from around the world.

The book tells the story behind each album and the impact it had on the music industry locally and abroad.

The top ten

  • Bob Dylan - Highway 61 Revisited
  • The Beatles - Revolver
  • The Clash - London Calling
  • Nirvana - Nevermind
  • Van Morrison - Astral Weeks
  • Joni Mitchell - Blue
  • The Rolling Stones - Sticky Fingers
  • Fleetwood Mac - Rumours
  • The Velvet Underground & Nico - The Velvet Underground & Nico
  • Public Enemy - It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back


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