The Rebel’s (Ben Wallers) Top 100 Albums

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The Rebel (Ben Wallers), one of our favorite musicians, recently provided us a list of his favorite albums, which you can find below.  Wallers is, unquestionably, one of the most talented and unique songwriters in the underground music scene, having released numerous classic albums under various guises, including, most notably, the Country Teasers and The Rebel.  Check out the following video of The Rebel performing Raglan Top of Lonsdale Grey from the County Teasers’ 2006 album The Empire Strikes Back.

In addition to the Country Teasers and The Rebel, Wallers has released several records as The Male Nurse, The Beale, The Company, The Devil,  and The Black Poodle.  In 2017, Wallers and Country Teasers’ guitarist Alastair Mackinven formed Stallion, whereby the duo recorded and released The Dark Side of the Wall, a song for song interpretation of Pink Floyd’s 1979 album The Wall.  For more information on any of the albums below, feel free to click on the associated image (via Amazon).

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“Kids! Don’t buy remasters or remixes! Han Solo Shot Greedo First! Don’t be suckers! of Satan’s cock I mean! BTW it’s not like a top 10, these are all equal top, after Pyst, which is the official number 1.”

THE REBEL’S TOP 100 ALBUMS

1. PYST – DATBLYGU.

2. STRAWBERRIES – THE DAMNED.

3. TOUCH – EURYTHMICS.

4. HEARTS & BONES – PAUL SIMON.

5. RIGHT NOW! – PUSSY GALORE.

6. THE WHITE ALBUM – THE BEATLES.

7. GENESIS – GENESIS (the shapes album, 1983).

8. BEFORE & AFTER SCIENCE – BENO.

9. FEAR – JOHN CALE.

10. THE VELVET UNDERGROUND & NICO.

11. PINK FLOYD THE WALL.

12. FOURTH DRAWER DOWN – THE ASSOCIATES.

13. SULK – THE ASSOCIATES.

14. DRAGNET – THE FALL.

15. GROTESQUE – THE FALL.

16. SLATES – THE FALL.

17. ROOM TO LIVE – THE FALL.

18. PERVERTED BY LANGUAGE – THE FALL.

19. THE WONDERFUL & FRIGHTENING WORLD OF THE FALL – THE FALL.

20. THIS NATION’S SAVING GRACE – THE FALL.

21. I AM KURIOUS ORANJ – THE FALL.

22. SEMINAL LIVE – THE FALL.

23. BEND SINISTER – THE FALL.

24. THE FRENZ EXPERIMENT – THE FALL.

25. HEX ENDUCTION HOUR – THE FALL.

26. EXTRICATE – THE FALL.

27. LEVITATE – THE FALL.

28. LIVE AT THE WITCH TRIALS – THE FALL.

29. TOTALE’S TURNS – THE FALL.

30 – 33. OTHER FALL RECORDS I MIGHT HAVE FORGOTTEN.

34. PORNOGRAPHY – THE CURE.

35. FAITH – THE CURE.

36. 17 SECONDS – THE CURE.

37. THE TOP – THE CURE

38. TATAY – GORKY’S ZYGOTIC MYNCI.

39. BWYD TIME – GORKY’S ZYGOTIC MYNCI.

40. WYAU – DATBLYGU.

41. LIBERTINO – DATBLYGU.

42. SONGS FROM A ROOM – LEONARD COHEN.

43. NEW SKIN FOR THE OLD CEREMONY – LEONARD COHEN.

44. THE SONGS OF LEONARD COHEN – LEONARD COHEN.

45. FIVE – J.J.CALE.

46. NATURALLY – J.J.CALE.

47. JUJU – SIOUXSIE & THE BANSHEES.

48. KISS ME KISS ME KISS ME – THE CURE.

49. JEWELRY – MICACHU.

50. NEVER – MICACHU & THE SHAPES.50.5.GOOD SAD HAPPY BAD – MICACHU & THE SHAPES.

51. FEAR OF MUSIC – TALKING HEADS.

52. LOCUST ABORTION TECHNICIAN – BUTTHOLE SURFERS.

53. PSYCHIC, POWERLESS : ANOTHER MAN’S SAC – BUTTHOLE SURFERS.

54. THE FINAL CUT – PINK FLOYD.

55. THE CROSSING – BIG COUNTRY.

56. REMBRANDT PUSSY HORSE – BUTTHOLE SURFERS.

57. BEELZEBUBBA – THE DEAD MILKMEN.

58. ABBEY ROAD – THE BEATLES.

59. LOW – DAVID BOWIE.

60. REVELATIONS – KILLING JOKE.

61. WHAT’S THIS FOR? – KILLING JOKE.

62. NIGHT TIME – KILLING JOKE.

63. CHAINSAW MASOCHIST – RANCID HELLSPAWN.

64. PHILOSOPHY OF THE WORLD – THE SHAGGS.

65. ARENA OF SHAME – CAREY’S PROBLEM.

66. INTERMISSION – THE RESIDENTS.

67. EXILE ON MAIN STREET – ROLLING STONES.

68. DARK SIDE OF THE MOON – PINK FLOYD.

69. THE POD – WEEN.

70. QUEBEC – WEEN.

71. BACK TO BACK – STATUS QUO.

72. PROMISE – SADE.

73. DIAMOND LIFE – SADE.

74. SOLDIER OF LOVE – SADE.

75. CLEAR SPOT – CAPTAIN BEEFHEART & THE MAGIC BAND.

76. 1979-1983 – BAUHAUS.

77. COMPLETE MADNESS.

78. ABBA GREATEST.

79. CHAS & DAVE GOLD.

80. SEX STYLE – KOOL KEITH.

81. FIRST COME FIRST SERVED – DOCTOR DOOM.

82. THE PREDATOR – ICE CUBE.

83. RETURN TO THE 36 CHAMBERS – OL’ DIRTY BASTARD.

84. HA HA HA LOOK AT HIM SUDDENLY PANIC BECAUSE THERE WAS NO BLACK ALUMS! 84.ENTER THE WU TANG (36 CHAMBERS) – THE WU TANG CLAN.

85. THANK FUCK I DON’T LIKE BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN.

85. PARADE – PRINCE.

86. SPANKMASTER – KOOL KEITH.

87. SWORDFISHTROMBONES – TOM WAITS.

88. FRANK’S WILD YEARS – TOM WAITS.

89. EVEN IN THE QUIETEST MOMENTS – SUPERTRAMP.

90. CRISIS? WHAT CRISIS? – SUPERTRAMP.

91. SUPERTRAMP – SUPERTRAMP.

92. DRAGRACING UNDERGROUND – DRAGRACING UNDERGROUND (BIG STICK).

93. PLEH – SEX HANDS.

94.TRANSFORMER – LOU REED.

95. BUMMED – HAPPY MONDAYS.

96. WELCOME TO THE PLEASURE DOME – FRANKIE GOES TO HOLLYWOOD.

97. CLINCH MOUNTAIN TREASURES – THE CARTER FAMILY.

98. DON’T TOUCH ME – TAMMY WYNETTE.

99. THE COMMERCIAL ALBUM – THE RESIDENTS.

100. THE PSYCHEDELIC FURS – THE PSYCHEDELIC FURS.

101. FOREVER NOW – PSYCHEDELIC FURS.

102. RIO – DURAN DURAN.

103. GOODBYE YELLOW BRICK ROAD – ELTON JOHN.

104. BROTHERS IN ARMS – DIRE STRAITS.

105. NO.1 ANGEL – CHARLI XCX.

106. POP2 – CHARLI XCX.

107. ANTI – RIHANNA.

108. THE WORLD WON’T LISTEN -THE SMITHS.

109. EASY PIECES – LLOYD COLE & THE COMMOTIONS.

110. TUG OF WAR – PAUL McCARTNEY.

111. STORMCOCK – ROY HARPER.

112. LIGHTHOUSE – SHADOW RING.

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113. URGE TO KILL – BRAINBOMBS.

114. DUTY NOW FOR THE FUTURE – DEVO.

115. NEW BOOTS & PANTIES/STIFF’S GREATEST DURIES – IAN DURY & THE BLOCKHEADS

116. JOY DIVISION – CLOSER

117. THE CULT – LOVE

118. THE CRAMPS – PSYCHEDELIC JUNGLE

119. BEETHOVEN – PIANO CONCERTO 5 IN E FLAT MAJOR (“EMPEROR”)

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If you are unfamiliar with Wallers’ music, we strongly recommend checking out the following albums.

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