Best classic rock music according to redditors

We found 1,810 Reddit comments discussing the best classic rock music. We ranked the 845 resulting products by number of redditors who mentioned them. Here are the top 20.

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u/You_Shoot_First · 20 pointsr/AdviceAnimals

Here, now you don't have to worry about it.

u/jake___ · 17 pointsr/IAmA the beatles should be in mono anyway! (pre-yellow submarine)

u/716798483 · 17 pointsr/vinyl

Not sure if you are looking for an early pressing or trying to find this album only in the wild but amazon is selling a fantastic pressing of this album for less than $10.

u/rambleon84 · 11 pointsr/Music

It's just called Led Zeppelin..HtWWW was a separate audio only release.

Both are sweet... :)

u/SchizoidGod · 11 pointsr/pinkfloyd

A lot of people are going to try to be alternative and suggest you start with a more obscure album. My advice would be not to listen to them - doing so can be an alienating experience and put you off a band.

With that in mind, start with The Dark Side of the Moon. It's their most famous album (and my favourite album!), so you're in safe hands with this one.

Once you've familiarised yourself with DSotM, move on to The Wall. This one is mostly the brainchild of Pink Floyd's bassist and main songwriter (until he left in 1985) Roger Waters. It is a semi-autobiographical rock opera with a great story and some great songs to boot. It can be quite a daunting listen at first, so tackle it in chunks and use this guide to help you through the story.

After The Wall, the final definitive step you can take is to listen to Wish You Were Here. You'll find a lot of people that revere this album as their best, and one can see why - it has great songwriting, powerful lyrics and interesting (but very 70's!) production.

Once you've listened to all three of these albums, your next step is entirely up to you. Want to hear Pink Floyd's first and only "psychedelic" album with founding father and acid casualty Syd Barrett? Listen to Piper at the Gates of Dawn.

Do you want to hear Pink Floyd at their softest and most pastoral? Spin Atom Heart Mother, with a 24-minute long title track featuring a full brass ensemble.

Pink Floyd's most varied album, you ask? Dark Side wins that distinction IMO, but Meddle comes a close second. Pay particular attraction to the track Echoes - it's stunning.

Or, alternatively, you can work your way through the discography from beginning to end. Doing so will help you see the band's progression in style over time. Whatever choice you make, you're delving into an incredible band, so enjoy!

u/T1mac · 9 pointsr/

Not really. The list price is $250 but Amazon sells it for $129.99.

I already have most of these albums, so I won't probably get the box set. But if I were to buy it, paying an extra 20 bucks so I don't have to rip all the the CD's and the DVD to load this into my computer, I'd think about it.

u/thewolfshead · 9 pointsr/vinyl

Already on for $25 Canadian.

EDIT: That is for the single LP reissues. Example: The Piper at the Gates of Dawn

u/cursoryusername · 8 pointsr/AskReddit

I would add to that almost everything off "the crow" soundtrack.

Then throw some Lush, some Skinny Puppy, some Thrill Kill Kult, some Front 242, and some KMFDM in there, and youre done.

Edit: I forgot the mutherfucking Prodigy... "breathe", "firestarter", and "smack my bitch up" are all excellent driving songs.

u/Jwo316 · 7 pointsr/VinylDeals
u/wherewuz · 6 pointsr/beatles

It's incredibly well done and worth purchasing:

u/Enigma33 · 6 pointsr/vinyl

Buying vinyl online is totally legit, it is how I get 95% of my records.

I mostly buy from amazon and never had anything damaged or warped, they pack it quite well

u/mattrva · 6 pointsr/vinyl

I drove to Denver from SLC to see Coheed on Satruday (after driving from DC > Denver > SLC the weekend before). I got to the venue about 3 hours early and stood in line. The line types were kind of a shit show. The platinum went in fine as scheduled cause there were only 25. When it came to gold, there must have been 60%+ people in the line, so they broke it up into 2 lines at two doors which kind of fucked some of the people who had been waiting a few hours.

Anyway, I was about 10th or so in the 1st entrance and b-lined it to the merch table. I was able to grab a record, then relieved my about-to-burst bladder, then got a drink, and made my way to the front. For the acoustic song, Coheed covered Jimmy Eat World which was fucking awesome. General admission was supposed to come in at 6:30 but didn't make it in 'til 7.

TYS came on and confused the fuck out of me. There were sweeps, then horn solos, then blast beats, constant singing with vocals I couldn't make out whatsoever. I was just scratching my head, watching the clock to wait for Coheed to come on. They weren't bad by any means. Some of them are very musically inclined, but I don't think they know what genre / song style they want. They kind of transitioned from genre to genre, and not seamlessly I might add. Not like BTBAM going from blast beats to African tribal music.

Anyway, I digress. So Coheed came on at about 8:30 and continued to amaze me for the next 2 hours. I never thought I would get to hear IKSSE:3 front to back after I missed the first Neverender. Despite the total neck beard / hot topic convention, the crowd was awesome. A lot of singing, A LOT; which I'm fine with. Coheed was in key and on time and are great showmen. I have seen then probably 10 times over the past decade plus, and this might have been my favorite performance by them. One of the best parts was the light rig. The house lights were ... well, just that, house lights. But the lights that Coheed provided made for an epic night. (I'll attach some pictures so you can see what I'm talking about). They played a few new songs, a few old, and closed with Welcome Home. Overall the long 16 hours of driving was well worth it and I don't think that will be topped for quite some time.

For those of you who missed out on the fan direct (grey marble) and/or the tour (peach marble), you can preorder the 180g black here:

u/marmalade · 5 pointsr/AskReddit

Even though my taste in music has changed considerably from back in the day, it's still probably a toss-up between The Crow and Spawn.

The Crow because I'd just got my first car and we'd all be driving to 18th birthday parties listening to this sequence of brooding-angry-brooding that just summed teenage life up perfectly ... Spawn because I thought the producers really tried to do the best job they could do. There are some fucking insanely huge names on this soundtrack. And Mansun. But still, they got such a superb mix of artists on this.

u/proud_to_be_a_merkin · 5 pointsr/explainlikeimfive

Watch The Beatles Anthology and you will absolutely grow to appreciate them. Changed my outlook on the band dramatically.

u/cuombajj · 4 pointsr/pics

The Beatles Box Set on Amazon: $130

The Beatles Box Set on iTunes: $149

The Beatles Box Set on the most popular music tracker, in every format imaginable including 24-bit flac... literally priceless.

u/oster03 · 4 pointsr/beatles
u/Math2S · 4 pointsr/led_zeppelin

According to the images and, the first 3 albums will be released June 2nd, and each will have a 2 CD (2 or 3 vinyl) or 1 CD (1 vinyl) edition.

Led Zeppelin 1 will include Live at Olympia from October 10th, 1969 ( Songlist: ).

Led Zeppelin II and III will both include studio outtakes, no live performances mentioned (although they are relatively close in release so it's not super surprising....).

There was also a January 9th, 1969 vinyl leaked, though it may be a bootleg...


u/karlgnarx · 3 pointsr/movies

Another few soundtracks that are fantastic:

Natural Born Killers

The Crow

Donny Darko

u/smithincanton · 3 pointsr/Music
u/Duff-Man · 3 pointsr/Music

London Philharmonic: Us and Them
I'm a big Pink Floyd fan also, and I love this album. It's not really branching out, but I think you'll like it.

u/CherryRedSixtySeven · 3 pointsr/led_zeppelin

It makes up the bulk of disc 1 of this package: Led Zeppelin - DVD

Essential purchase for any Led Zeppelin fan.

u/BTsBaboonFarm · 3 pointsr/vinyl

I'd highly recommend the 2009 remaster. Cut by Bernie Grundman from the original analog tapes, supervised by original Doors producer/engineer Bruce Botnick and Electra Records founder Jac Holzman

u/apz1 · 3 pointsr/pics

The mono box set, which sounds better, is also available for the same price.

u/dennnnnnis · 3 pointsr/JoyDivision

US Amazon link to the Unknown Pleasures 40th Anniversary vinyl with a white cover:

u/lookingchris · 2 pointsr/AskReddit

The Crow

EDIT: Ah crap, I just realized this is supposed to be ORIGINAL soundtracks - but this is still a kickass set.

u/cultiv8420 · 2 pointsr/ToolBand

I love Steven Wilson's King Crimson 5.1 remixes.

Pink Floyd's 30th Anniversary SACD of "Dark Side of the Moon" is the best 5.1 mixed album I've ever heard.

Also, NIN "Downward Spiral" is great.

u/jlcooke · 2 pointsr/AdviceAnimals

Great Gig in the Sky's voice solo has artifacting even with MP3s. Also symbol crashes chirp in any FFT-based lossy audio compression.

For the best experience - might I recommend DSotM in 5.1? Comes in SACD and DVD Audio.

James Guthrie remastered it from the original studio tapes. He's also remastered several other classics in 5.1 - all excellent.

There are a few notable changes:

- On The Run - footsteps go AROUND you

- Gig in the Sky - "if you can hear, this you're dying" is more audible

- Closing base drum (aka. heart beat) - the dub-over of Beatles Ticket to Ride is no longer audible.

u/Eric-R · 2 pointsr/LetsChat

What a find. It reminds me of The Beatles Anthology. There are many moments with audio of the interviews during whatever period the series has reached. It's actually mostly done as an "in their own words" style, as I recall. You may have seen it a some point?

u/caseyjosephine · 2 pointsr/Guitar

Spotify premium or tickets to a concert would be most appreciated by me! Vinyl records are also always nice, provided the person giving them has good taste. DVD versions of live shows are awesome gifts: Led Zeppelin's two-disc set) with a bunch of performances is my favorite. I also really love Shut Up and Play the Hits; it's less guitar heavy, but it comes with a documentary about the band's last show as well as the show itself.

u/ace_blazer · 2 pointsr/Music

Here's a sample of what's on the Led Zeppelin DVD.

The Royal Albert Hall footage is my favorite concert of all time. The DVD also includes Madison Square Garden which is mostly IV and Houses, and Earls Court which is an acoustic set.

Audio wise, look up the album How the West Was Won. Contains most of the songs on the DVD and is considered its companion piece.

u/Whit3y · 2 pointsr/Music

how familiar are you with the beatles? I'd say get their box set instead. Trust me, you want all the art and what not that comes with it.

u/tdsfp · 2 pointsr/Music

I'm really tired of this argument over piracy and lack of physical album sales. Here's why: it doesn't distinguish between a worthwhile purchase and some mass produced cheap CDs in a terrible little case.

It isn't that I don't want to not buy music, it's that I don't want to pay for bad art.

If you stick a crappy, generic, gaudy, burned-DVD on a store shelf in a clear jewel case with jotted, chicken-scratch words that read "Beatles Discography (2009 Remaster)," I am not going to pay money for it. It could be identical in every single way to the box set in terms of quality and quantity. The music would be the same, but I would never, ever buy the DVD. Because it's worthless. Because it's junk.

So here's my point. We don't buy CDs anymore because most CDs are not worth owning. They don't enhance the music, they don't look particularly nice, and they're extremely overpriced. They're not a viable product.

And now, because we have options that make more sense as consumers, we're obviously using them. When I can get online and download an album for free, in 5 minutes, in the same exact quality as I'd get from a CD, why would I honestly want to do anything else?

I can find more albums in higher quality and faster download speeds off of damn near any bittorrent site than I can with iTunes, and the better option is also free.

We have all been raised as consumers, by consumers, in a product-driven world. How else are we supposed to react when given such options? The very forces that brought record labels and physical music sales to power is now bringing them down, and the fall is inevitable.

Until we are presented with a real product that is worth the price tag, we will continue to choose the best option for ourselves. I have absolutely no sympathy for artists that don't create art.

u/PriceKnight · 2 pointsr/VinylDeals

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u/moodyfloyd · 2 pointsr/VinylCollectors

Really good release...a little over 20 bucks shipped to US. Get this while you can

[Amazon UK] Pink Floyd - The Wall [2LP] - £15.13

u/floydhead42 · 2 pointsr/vinyl

All of those are CD editions, though. The only modern pressing is the one you linked to in response to me:

u/BSet262 · 2 pointsr/TheFence

That's true, I didn't even look at the release date on the page. I would think the date would be the same, we'll have to wait and see.

Here's a link to the page

u/j0ph · 2 pointsr/VinylDeals

what the diff between this and the other listing for 14.99 that comes with the MP3 for amazon too?

u/cargocitycomics · 2 pointsr/weezer

I wasn’t sure about Dusty, but the other guy’s answer sounds legit. Teal is available as normal black vinyl on Amazon.

Weezer (Teal Album) [LP]

u/hydroxiridum · 2 pointsr/VinylCollectors

Sorry to hear, man. If you don't absolutely need the RSD releass, you may preorder this for $18:

Weezer (Teal Album) [LP]

u/skeeterou · 1 pointr/Music

The Crow soundtrack was awesome.

u/DarthContinent · 1 pointr/AskReddit

Introversion: "Brain Damage" by Pink Floyd, off Dark Side of the Moon

Extraversion: "You're The One That I Want" from the Grease soundtrack

u/whovian912 · 1 pointr/pinkfloyd
u/TheWayoftheFuture · 1 pointr/AskReddit

I can't narrow down the songs and movies to 5 but I think I can take a stab at the albums. The links go to Amazon. In no particular order...

  1. Kind of Blue by Miles Davis - It works in every situation. It makes me feel like I am out in nature. Just that feeling of being able to breath deeply and you think, "this is where I am supposed to be."

  2. Dark Side of the Moon by Pink Floyd - It's so timeless. If this album came out today it would be hailed as innovative and fresh.

  3. In On The Kill Taker by Fugazi - The energy. The passion. The emotion. When I need to get pumped up, this album does it for me. I can hear the first notes of Facet Squared just typing this.

  4. A Fistful of Film Music by Ennio Morricone - My favorite film composer. This anthology is awesome from top to bottom and I could listen to it all day.

  5. Highway 61 Revisited by Bob Dylan - I was introduced to Bob Dylan way later than I wish I was so I feel like I am making up for lost time when I listen to him. No one makes nonsensical lyrics make so much sense like Dylan.

    I could survive on a desert island with these 5 albums and never want for music. I might want a power supply though.
u/mysticreddit · 1 pointr/AskReddit

Upvoting because someone else is honest to admit Phillip Glass is monotonously repetitive.

Nice list BTW !

And for something completely different: Us and Them: Symphonic Pink Floyd by London Philharmonic Orchestra

u/trs1138 · 1 pointr/Music

Not downplaying the grandiose that is Dark Side of the Moon, but you should check out the Us & Them: Symphonic Pink Floyd.

u/SoNewToThisAgain · 1 pointr/pinkfloyd

The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra ♫ The Symphonic Pink Floyd and that also looks like a Roger Dean cover.

All quite interesting to add to the collection.

u/JettaGLi16v · 1 pointr/hometheater

I don’t think it was released in either format. It was a SACD, and I believe this is it:

The Dark Side of the Moon, 30th Anniversary Edition

u/BromptonCocktail · 1 pointr/pinkfloyd
u/returner00b · 1 pointr/vinyl

Is this the version you are referring to?

Going to order this on your recommendation - I've been holding off for a while. I want to make sure I get the right thing.

u/Rocket_Admin_Patrick · 1 pointr/beatles
u/seanjmo · 1 pointr/WeAreTheMusicMakers

The Beatles Anthology.

Edit: Let It Be, for that matter.

u/ray13eezy · 1 pointr/Metal

I'm glad you guys liked this. Early Led Zeppelin is some of the best stuff ever. I only said downvote away because I figured the hivemind didn't want this kind of metal. For those of you that do, I highly encourage you to watch this.

u/DrSausage · 1 pointr/DealsReddit

Exactly. Great live stuff, but the fantasy footage is awful.

Not to get all Led Zeppelin nerdy on you, but they came out with a 2 DVD set of live sets from different eras of their career that is awesome.

Unfortunately, it's not 8.99 and I don't think they released it in blu-ray.

u/Youre_Government · 1 pointr/VinylDeals

Ah gotcha. I thought you might have been referring to this one:

u/d-scan · 1 pointr/vinyl
u/VinylDealsBot · 1 pointr/VinylDeals
u/Harley-Lewis · 1 pointr/VinylDeals
u/c53x12 · 1 pointr/technology

Or you can buy the same catalog in a CD box set from Amazon for about half the price.

14 CDs for $130. I can't tell you how much the same 14 albums would cost on iTunes because I uninstalled it six months ago.

u/toowritebro · 1 pointr/technology

UK gets screwed
£130 = $206

u/Kerrigore · 1 pointr/apple
u/Ra__ · 1 pointr/Music

I just discovered the 17 CD boxed set.

Apparently it is so popular, Amazon has had to stop selling it, which is puzzling, because they never had it in the first place. It was only available for pre-order.

Cool video on the Abbey Road page

u/nate6259 · 1 pointr/AdviceAnimals

The top review of the Beatles Mono Box Set on Amazon gives an excellent rundown/review of each album in stereo vs. mono.

Link TL;DR: "Your core, oddly enough, should be the mono box set. Augment this with the stereo Hard Day's Night, The Beatles For Sale, Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, Magical Mystery Tour, The Beatles, Abbey Road, Let It Be and stereo Past Masters."

u/DarthPlagiarist · 1 pointr/audiophile

This guy is right. Pick up this if you want to hear the Beatles properly:

Edit - that's also why some of the Beatles stereo mixes have wild use of stereo where things will swing wildly from one side to the other for no apparent reason - it was the studio engineers more or less just playing around without the artists.

u/PonderingPotato · 1 pointr/beatles

I get that entirely. Last time I checked, the mono box set on US Amazon was $100 for CD alone, and even worse for vinyl collectors. I haven't even seen one copy of the mono CD's anywhere, and I've even drove around my area looking.

That said, it definitely seems like the 2017 master of Pepper is looking like an actually perfect remix. If they restore the mono She's Leaving Home pitch and fix some minor effects the stereo screwed up from the original like the absence of some Reprise crowd SFX, Good Morning transition, etc, it might be my favorite version of the album.

u/Magoo909 · 1 pointr/beatles

If you're gonna do that, I'd just shell out the extra $38 to make sure you're getting a legit copy.

The Beatles in Mono (The Complete Mono Recordings)

u/downvote_every_pun · 1 pointr/entertainment

Yea, the mono collection is the one I am going to get. I read somewhere that the mono sounds way better (engadget or gizmodo or somewhere).

This is the one I was looking at, probably get another copy for my Dad too.

u/raddit-bot · 1 pointr/indie

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u/duslow · 1 pointr/vinyl

There is this one on Amazon that shows February 28, 2012 as the release date.

u/dead_c · 1 pointr/VinylDeals

Ton of cheap deals on these deluxe remastered editions right now.


II ($30 w/Prime. Cheapest in over a year)



u/deniszz · 1 pointr/VinylDeals
u/chemman14 · 1 pointr/VinylDeals
u/Raiikoh · 1 pointr/VinylReleases

The preorder has been taken off the MerchNOW page.

The black double gatefold 180g "Audiofile Edition"(sic) is still available to preorder from Amazon and Amazon Canada.

u/SirNarwhal · 1 pointr/TheFence

Ah, I'm guessing this is it then.

u/coolwindow · 1 pointr/VinylDeals

Oh damn I was seeing this one

u/NeonLights3711 · 1 pointr/gorillaz
u/habilus8 · 1 pointr/VinylReleases

Amazon US- deluxe box set... amazon us link

u/atut48 · 1 pointr/VinylDeals
u/FuckItHaveAnUpvote · 1 pointr/vinyl

Does RSD have a special color? I saw Amazon has this listed as a general release coming up next month:

u/clausy · 1 pointr/postpunk

Nice, thanks, this one has the pre-order link, and only £18.99 from Amazon.

Saved you a click.

u/SluttyRonBurgundy · 0 pointsr/VinylDeals
u/hd200 · 0 pointsr/vinyl

I just want to point out that the link take you to the CD version. The vinyl version is actually CHEAPER!

u/jberd45 · -2 pointsr/vinyl

How nice, it doesn't lead to anything! Amazon's got I and III in deluxe and regular for pre-order.

Edit: good point, here is the link