Top 10 Albums by The Big Four

Whooten

Ancient Mariner
Looks like we have 10 lists in, so here are the stats so far:

29 albums mentioned, only 2 albums on every list. One one list had South of Heaven in multiple places.

Here are the top 10 (# of 1st place votes, after 10 voters)
1) Master of Puppets (5)
2) Ride the Lightning
3) Rust in Peace (1)
4) Peace Sells...but Who's Buying
5) Reign in Blood (2)
6) ...and Justice For All
7) Countdown to Extinction
8) Youthanasia
9) Seasons in the Abyss
10) South of Heaven (1)

Also receiving 1st place votes: Persistence of Time (1) 14th place (tie)
 

LooseCannon

Enterprise-class aircraft carrier
Staff member
1. Ride The Lightning
2. Rust in Peace
3. Master of Puppets
4. Peace Sells
5. Reign in Blood
6. Countdown to Extinction
7. The System Has Failed (I know it's bad but emotional attachment)
8. And Justice For All
9. South of Heaven
10. Youthanasia
 

MrKnickerbocker

clap hands
1. Ride The Lightning
2. Rust in Peace
3. Master of Puppets
4. Peace Sells
5. Reign in Blood
6. Countdown to Extinction
7. The System Has Failed (I know it's bad but emotional attachment)
8. And Justice For All
9. South of Heaven
10. Youthanasia
System is still probably what I consider “the last great Megadeth record”, even if there’s only 4-5 amazing tracks on it.
 

Jer

The dotage of a dotard
The System Has Failed (I know it's bad but emotional attachment)
Bad? It’s one of their best from this century. It tapers off a bit toward the very end, but there’s a lot of killer stuff on there. Poland still shreds, and even the more commercial tracks are still really good. No need to be tentative about it.
 

srfc

Ancient Mariner
7. The System Has Failed (I know it's bad but emotional attachment)

I disagree would probably be the 2nd next Megadeth album to appear on my list if I continued on.

EDIT: Just in case it's not clear, I disagree with it being bad, not I disagree that you personally rank it at number 7 in your top 10 Big 4 albums list :lol:
 
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Diesel 11

As you scream into the web of silence...
I always thought that The System Has Failed was hailed as a return-to-form. Where are the reservations coming from?
 

LooseCannon

Enterprise-class aircraft carrier
Staff member
Maybe I'm just overreacting to things I remember from years ago. Anyway it's good and I like it!
 

Whooten

Ancient Mariner
Thanks to everyone who sent in a list. Between you fine folks and my "real world" friends I was able to aggregate 20+ lists into a solid Top 10.

 

Sth2112

Ancient Mariner
Ride the lightning
Master of puppets
Reign in blood
Persistence of time
Countdown to exctintion
Youthanasia
And justice for all
Rust in peace
Among the living
Seasons in the abyss
 

karljant

Ancient Mariner
No particular order:

Master Of Puppets
And Justice For All
Reign In Blood
South Of Heaven
Seasons In The Abyss
Rust In Peace
So Far So Good... So What!
Among The Living
Persistence Of Time
Sound Of White Noise
 

MindlessPieces

Educated Fool
Rust in Peace
Master of Puppets
Persistence of Time
Countdown to Extinction
Youthanasia
Peace Sells
So Far so good
For All kings
Worship Music
Cryptic Writings
 

Gk1

Here I sit in a serenade of glory!
Not sure why Anthrax belong to the big 4. Is it cause they are friends with the rest of the big 3, or is it up to sales numbers?
 
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