Desert Albums

Providing bass notes & tabs to popular songs

What music would I be limited to listening to if I were marooned on a desert island for the remainder of my life? I wondered aloud one day. I assumed this would be simple given the huge array of musical styles and inspirations I have. It has stopped being about being simple. Here are my top albums of all time as of May 17, 2024. I’m sure this list will evolve over time.

  • ABC, The Lexicon of Love
  • Alanis Morissette, Jagged Little Pill
  • Amanda Marshall, Amanda Marshall
  • Amy Winehouse, Back to Black
  • Asia, Alpha
  • Asia, Asia
  • Barbra Streisand, A Star Is Born
  • Barbra Streisand, Guilty
  • Barbra Streisand, One Voice
  • Barbra Streisand, Yentl
  • Billy Idol, Rebel Yell
  • Billy Joel, The Stranger
  • Black Sabbath, Mob Rules
  • Black Sabbath, Heaven & Hell
  • Bruce Springsteen, Born to Run
  • Cyndi Lauper, She’s So Unusual
  • Def Leppard, Hysteria
  • Def Leppard, Pyromania
  • Dire Straits, Brothers in Arms
  • Duran Duran, Arena
  • Electric Light Orchestra, A New World Record
  • Electric Light Orchestra, Out of the Blue
  • Elton John, Goodbye Yellow Brick Road
  • Fleetwood Mac, Rumours
  • Frankie Goes to Hollywood, Welcome to the Pleasure Dome
  • Gary Moore, After the War
  • Gary Moore, Still Got The Blues
  • Gary Moore, Wild Frontier
  • Genesis, Three Sides Live
  • George Harrison, All Things Must Pass
  • George Michael, Faith
  • George Michael, Listen Without Prejudice Vol. 1
  • George Michael, Songs from the Last Century
  • Iron Maiden, Brave New World
  • Iron Maiden, Iron Maiden
  • Iron Maiden, Killers
  • Iron Maiden, Piece of Mind
  • Iron Maiden, Powerslave
  • Iron Maiden, Somewhere in Time
  • Iron Maiden, The Number of the Beast
  • Journey, Escape
  • Journey, Frontiers
  • Journey, Raised on Radio
  • Kiss, Alive I
  • Kiss, Alive II
  • Kiss, Creatures of the Night
  • Kiss, Destroyer
  • Kiss, Dressed to Kill
  • Kiss, Dynasty
  • Kiss, Kiss
  • Kiss, Lick it Up
  • Kiss, Love Gun
  • Kiss, Rock and Roll Over
  • Kiss, Unmasked
  • Madonna, Like a Virgin
  • Madonna, True Blue
  • Metallica, Master of Puppets
  • Metallica, Metallica “The Black Album”
  • Michael Jackson, Thriller
  • Motörhead, Ace of Spades
  • Ozzy, Blizzard of Ozz
  • Ozzy, Diary of a Madman
  • Ozzy, Speak of the Devil
  • Paul McCartney, Band on the Run
  • Paul McCartney, Venus and Mars
  • Paul McCartney, Wings and the Speed of Sound
  • Pet Shop Boys, Actually
  • Phil Collins, Face Value
  • Pink Floyd, Dark Side of the Moon
  • Pink Floyd, The Wall
  • Platinum Blond, Standing in the Dark
  • Prince and the Revolution, Purple Rain
  • Queen, A Night at the Opera
  • Queensrÿche, Empire
  • Queensrÿche, Operation Mindcrime
  • Queensrÿche, The Warning
  • Rod Stewart, Every Pictures Tells a Story
  • Rush, A Farewell to Kings
  • Rush, Grace Under Pressure
  • Rush, Hemispheres
  • Rush, Moving Pictures
  • Rush, Signals
  • Sade, Diamond Life
  • Saga, Detours
  • Saga, Heads or Tails
  • Saga, Images at Twilight
  • Saga, In Transit
  • Saga, Silent Night
  • Saga, World’s Apart
  • Selena, Amor Phohibido
  • Shania Twain, Come On Over
  • Shania Twain, The Woman in Me
  • Shania Twain, Up
  • Steely Dan, Aja
  • Stevie Wonder, Songs in the Key of Life
  • Sting, Brand New Day
  • Sting, Ten Summoner’s Tales
  • Sting, The Dream of the Blue Turtles
  • Sting, Mercury Falling
  • Sting, Nothing Like the Sun
  • Styx, Equinox
  • Styx, Cornerstone
  • Styx, Crystal Ball
  • Styx, Pieces of Eight
  • Styx, The Grand Illusion
  • Supertramp, Breakfast in America
  • Suzanne Ciani, Neverland
  • Suzanne Ciani, The Velocity of Love
  • Taylor Swift, Red
  • The Beatles, Abbey Road
  • The Beatles, Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band
  • The Beatles, The White Album
  • The Cars, Candy-O
  • The Cars, The Cars
  • The Cure, Disintegration
  • The Cure, Kiss Me Kiss Me Kiss Me
  • The Cure, Radio X
  • The Cure, The Head of the Door
  • The Pretenders, Learning to Crawl
  • The Pretenders, Pretenders
  • The Police, Ghost In The Machine
  • The Police, Outlandos d’Amour
  • The Police, Synchronicity
  • The Police, Zenyatta Mondatta
  • The Pretenders, Pretenders
  • The Traveling Wilburys, Vol.1
  • The Who, Who’s Next
  • Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, Damn the Torpedoes
  • U2, October
  • U2, The Joshua Tree
  • U2, War
  • Van Halen, 1984
  • Van Halen, 5150
  • Van Halen, Balance
  • Van Halen, For Unlawful Carnal Knowledge
  • Van Halen, OU812
  • Van Halen, Van Halen
  • Various Artists, Grease
  • Various Artists, Saturday Night Fever
  • Wham, Make It Big
  • Whitney Houston, Whitney Houston
  • Yngwie J. Malmsteen, Marching Out
  • Yngwie J. Malmsteen, Rising Force
  • Yngwie J. Malmsteen, Trilogy