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THE 100 GAYEST ALBUMS OF ALL TIME

Posted by Billyjam, September 6, 2008 12:44am | Post a Comment
 
1. David Bowie - Ziggy Stardust
 (1972)
 2. The Smiths - The Smiths
  (1984)
 3. Tracy Chapman - Tracy    Chapman (1988)
 4. Indigo Girls - Indigo Girls
  (1989)
 5. Judy Garland - Judy At   Carnegie Hall (1961)
 6. The Smiths - The Queen Is Dead (1986)
 7. Elton John - Goodbye Yellow Brick Road (1973)
 8. Madonna - The Immaculate Collection (1973)
 9. Cyndi Lauper - She's So Unusual (1983)
10. Antony & The Johnsons -
 I Am A Bird Now (2005)

According to a wide spectrum of gay music experts quizzed by Out Magazine, these are the top 100 gayest albums of all time.  To compile this Top 100 Gayest Albums of All Time, Out Magazine polled more than 100 actors, comedians, musicians, writers, critics, performance artists, label reps, and DJs, asking each to list the 10 albums that left the most indelible impressions on their lives. Out writes in this new report that "After receiving responses from Boy George, Rufus Wainwright, Cyndi Lauper, the Indigo Girls’ Amy Ray, Candis Cayne, Perez Hilton, Nate Berkus, Jake Shears, John Cameron Mitchell, Wilson Cruz, Justin Bond, Darren Hayes, Junior Vasquez, Bruce Vilanch, Janis Ian, the Cliks, Ari Gold, Holly Johnson, and a slew of others, we tallied the results to determine our top-100 list." 

Read all 100 albums below or check out the list on the Out website, which is accompanied by reviews and commentary by the experts polled for this fun music survey. Note that the Beatles' Sgt Peppers, usually at the top of most "Best of" retro lists, is at the very end, at number 100 on this chart. If you look over the entire top 100 you will notice that certain artists like The Smiths, Bowie, Queen, Prince and Madonna show up numerous times. Please add your thoughts or albums that you feel should not have been omitted in the COMMENTS box below.


11. Various artists Hedwig and the Angry Inch Soundtrack (2001)
12. The Velvet Underground & Nico The Velvet Underground & Nico (1969)
13. Ani DiFranco Dilate (1996)
14. Erasure The Innocents (1988)
15. George Michael Faith (1987)
16. Queen A Night at the Opera (1975)
17. Lou Reed Transformer (1972)
18. George Michael Listen Without Prejudice, Vol. I (1990)
19. The B-52s The B-52's (1979)
20. Queen A Day at the Races (1976)



21. David Bowie Hunky Dory (1971)
22. The Gossip Standing in the Way of Control (2006)
23. Deee-Lite World Clique (1990)
24. Sylvester Living Proof (1979)
25. k.d. lang Ingénue (1992)
26. Scissor Sisters Scissor Sisters (2004)
27. Eurythmics Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This) (1983)
28. Queen The Game (1980)
29. Pet Shop Boys Actually (1987)
30. Diana Ross Diana (1980)




31. Sarah McLachlan Fumbling Towards Ecstasy (1993)
32. The Smiths Meat Is Murder (1985)
33. The Smiths Hatful of Hollow (1984)
34. Donna Summer Bad Girls (1979)
35. Yaz Upstairs at Eric's (1982)
36. Madonna Erotica (1992)
37. Blondie Parallel Lines (1978)
38. Dusty Springfield Dusty in Memphis (1969)
39. Laura Nyro and Labelle Gonna Take A Miracle (1971)
40. Pet Shop Boys Behavior (1990)




41. Melissa Etheridge Yes I Am (1993)
42. ABBA Gold (1992)
43. Prince Purple Rain (1984)
44. Pet Shop Boys Very (1993)
45. Bikini Kill Pussy Whipped (1993)
46. Madonna Ray of Light (1998)
47. The Magnetic Fields 69 Love Songs (1999)
48. Cris Williamson The Changer and the Changed (1975)
49. Patti Smith Horses (1975)
50. Rufus Wainwright Poses (2001)




51. Frankie Goes to Hollywood Welcome to the Pleasuredome (1984)
52. Kate Bush Hounds of Love (1985)
53. Culture Club Colour by Numbers (1983)
54. Tori Amos Little Earthquakes (1992)
55. David Bowie Diamond Dogs (1974)
56. Team Dresch Personal Best (1994)
57. Prince Dirty Mind (1980)
58. Liz Phair Exile in Guyville (1993)
59. Bronski Beat The Age of Consent (1984)
60. R.E.M. Automatic for the People (1992)



61. Sleater-Kinney Dig Me Out (1997)
62. Jeff Buckley Grace (1994)
63. Björk Debut (1993)
64. Patti Smith Easter (1978)
65. Le Tigre Le Tigre (1999)
66. Soft Cell Non-Stop Erotic Cabaret (1981)
67. Hüsker Dü Candy Apple Grey (1986)
68. Nirvana Nevermind (1991)
69. Frances Faye Caught in the Act (1959)
70. Rent Original Broadway Cast Rent (1996)



71. Elton John Captain Fantastic and the Brown Dirt Cowboy (1975)
72. Donna Summer Once Upon a Time (1977)
73. Various Artists Fame Soundtrack (1980)
74. Michael Jackson Off the Wall (1979)
75. Carole King Tapestry (1971)
76. Ani DiFranco Imperfectly (1992)
77. New Order Substance (1987)
78. Various Artists The Rocky Horror Picture Show Soundtrack (1975)
79. T. Rex Electric Warrior (1971)
80. Rufus Wainwright Want One (2003)



81. Scissor Sisters Ta-Dah (2006)
82. Cher Believe (1998)
83. Bette Midler The Divine Miss M (1972)
84. Cyndi Lauper True Colors (1986)
85. Nina Simone Anthology (2003)
86. Madonna Madonna (1983)
87. Madonna Confessions on a Dance Floor (2005)
88. Hüsker Dü Zen Arcade (1984)
89. Fifth Column To Sir With Hate (1986)
90. Kate Bush The Kick Inside (1978)



91. Grace Jones Nightclubbing (1981)
92. Morrissey Viva Hate (1988)
93. Sade Lovers Rock (2000)
94. Hair Original Broadway Cast Hair (1968)
95. Culture Club Kissing to Be Clever (1982)
96. Nick Drake Bryter Layter (1970)
97. Janis Ian Between the Lines (1975)
98. Ferron Testimony (1980)
99. Joni Mitchell For the Roses (1972)
100. The Beatles Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (1967)

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