The Debate Rages: What are the 10 Greatest Stoner Rock Records?

The reason I ask is this: I said a while back I wanted to start some hall-of-fame-esque series of posts covering the classics of the genre, going all the way back to the start. It was — I’ll be honest — an excuse to slather even more praise onto Master of Reality, which I don’t think ever has enough. That never quite materialized, but this whole time I was thinking to myself about what makes an album really great?

There’s so much context involved. When did it come out? What was happening at the time? Where is the band from? What was the response? How influential was it? What made it so special? Who was on it? What else did they do and how much of it was defined by this single album? Never mind questions about what counts as stoner rock and when that began — was it the ’90s or was it when Robert Johnson sold his soul to the devil? — but what is it about an individual record that lets it stand the test of time, and is standing the test of time a basis for judgment of greatness? What about those albums you listened to when you were younger that sound dated now? Are they any less great because you’ve grown out of them?

So I’ve decided to open it up. Everything counts, everything’s in.

If you’ve got a list of 30 essentials or just one you want to add to the others, that’s cool. Let’s put everything out there and see what comes back, what we can agree on, disagree on, whatever. It’s all valid. If you think Welcome to Sky Valley is the best because it happens to be the album you listened to while you went trekking through the desert that one time, awesome. If you think it’s crap, pick something else.

In demographic research, they call it crowd-sourcing, but I’m not even sure what we’re crowd sourcing for, so let’s just have at it. The best of the best. What are the 10 greatest stoner rock records?

I’m looking forward to seeing your picks (and I think I already gave away two of mine). Leave a comment and let’s just have some fun with it.

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105 Responses to “The Debate Rages: What are the 10 Greatest Stoner Rock Records?”

  1. I’m just going to list what I think were some of the most influential “stoner” rock records that helped inspire the greatest albums :)

    Blue Cheer – Vincebus Eruptum
    Stone Garden – S/T
    Masters of Reality – S/T
    Fatso Jetson – Stinky Little Gods
    Fu Manchu – In Search Of…

  2. Brian H. says:

    Well brother, you mentioned my top two already – great minds think alike! I’m going to limit my picks to one title from each artist (or I’d have a full list of Sabbath albums). And I do think the vintage stuff should be included in the lists, to me without those certain artists, we wouldn’t have the doom, heavy psych, and basic riff rock that we enjoy today with many of the modern artists. I don’t stray to far off the beaten path either.

    1. Black Sabbath: Master of Reality
    2. Kyuss: Welcome to Sky Valley
    3. Sleep: Holy Mountain
    4. Deep Purple: Machine Head
    5. Nazareth: Hair of the Dog
    6. Rush: 2112
    7. Spirit Caravan: Jug Fulla Sun
    8. Fu Manchu: The Action is Go
    9. Dozer/Unida: split
    10. Low Rider: Ode to lo
    11. Monster Magnet: Spine of God
    12. COC: Deliverance
    13. Saint Vitus: Born to Late
    14. Pink Floyd: Wish You Were Here
    15. Electric Wizard: Witchcult Today

  3. Mike T says:

    My list goes to eleven:

    Kyuss- Sky Valley
    Sleep- Holy Mountain
    Fu Manchu- King of the Road
    Dozer- Through the Eyes of Heathens
    Elder- Dead Roots Stirring
    Sasquatch- III
    Down- NOLA
    Solace- 13
    Borracho- Splitting Sky
    Blind Dog- Captain Dog Rides Again
    C.O.C.- Deliverance

  4. LD says:

    Sleep – Dopesmoker, Lo-pan – Sasquanat, Shock Radar – Generator

  5. Giorgos vlastos says:

    1.kyuss-sky valley
    2.brant bjork-jalamanta magnet-dopes to infinity
    5.el caco-viva
    7.fu manchu-in search of space
    8.los natas-ciudad de brahman
    9.karma to burn-almost heathen goblin-time travelling blues
    11.born to hula -tales of love

  6. Steel mill says:

    10. Cuda – Hellfire
    9. Sofa King Killer – Midnight Magic
    8. Dozer – Through the eyes of Heathens
    7. Sunnshine – Volume (demo)
    6. Goatsnake – I
    5. Cavity – Supercollider
    4. Kyuss – Blues for the Red Sun
    3. Only living witness – Innocents
    2. Black Sabbath – Black Sabbath
    1. Black Sabbath – Paranoid

  7. StevhanTI says:

    of the top of my head a few obvious ones and a few less obvious:

    Stooges: Funhouse. Any ‘best of’ album list without this one is bogus

    Kyuss Blues For The Red sun and Welcome To Sky valley. Of course, everything is in so no need to pick one of them.

    Lowrider: Ode To Io. Widely seen as followers but they produced a damn great record following the desert bunch

    Hawkwind: Space Ritual. If those dudes weren’t stoned out of their minds enough to qualify for this list then no one is.

    Fu Manchu: No one rides for free. Just a random fu manchu pick but the list can’t be complete without them right?

    Orange Goblin: The Big Black. no comment needed The Big Black is the Big Black and it is there as incontournable as the mighty spire the Big Ben is.

    Humble Pie: Smokin’ but if it qualifies as an album then you should go for the King Biscuit Flower Hour live set that is stoner rock for ya

    Whatever Black Sabbath album the masse pleases most. I rarely ever listen to a complete sab album because of the weird intermezzi and awful ballady stuff that pops up and breaks the flow but of course they have tons of great riffy songs.

    Solace AD. After the age long waiting they delivered an undying piece of scumbag regret rock.

    The Hidden Hand: Mother Teacher Destroyer. My favourite Wino album

    Sleep: Sleep’s holy mountain.

    Cowboys And Aliens: A Trip To The Stone Henge colony. A personal pick but very much like Lowrider a bunch of John Doe’s that really had the chops to craft some catchy stoner rock with lasting power.

  8. sourgrain says:

    Deep Purple- In Rock
    Deep Purple- Machine Head
    Rainbow- Rising
    Black Sabbath- Masters of Reality
    Led Zeppelin- S/T
    Led Zeppelin-II
    Cactus- S/T
    Cactus- One way or Another
    Captain Beyond-S/T
    Nebula -To the Center
    Monster Magnet- Dopes to Infinity
    Monster Magnet- Spine of God
    Kyuss- Blues for the Red Sun
    Grand Funk Railroad- S/T(Red Album)
    Yes- Fragile
    Mos Generator-Late Great Planet Earth
    Atomic Bitchwax-II
    Humble Pie- Fillmore
    Graveyard- Hisingen Blues
    Nebula- Let it Burn
    Jimi Hendrix- Electric Ladyland

  9. Luke says:

    1. Kyuss: Welcome to Sky Valley
    2. Colour Haze: Tempel
    3. Dozer: Through the Eyes of Heathens
    4. Queens of the Stone Age: Self Titled
    5. Truckfighters: Gravity X
    6. The Machine: Calmer Than You Are
    7. Lowrider: Ode to Io
    8. Sungrazer: Self Titled
    9. Yawning Man: Rock Formations

  10. Lamprey says:

    Goatsnake: Flower of Disease
    Belzebong: Sonic Scapes & Weedy Grooves
    Acid King: Busse Woods
    Mars Red Sky: ST
    Witch: ST
    Green & Wood: ST
    Salvador: Cleansed Through Fire and Blood
    Toner Low: ST
    Weedeater: 16 Tons
    Aquilonian: Aquilonian/Sollubi split

  11. Matt Lynch says:

    (No particular order)

    Black Sabbath, S/T
    Black Sabbath, Paranoid
    Kyuss, Welcome to Sky Valley
    Fu Manchu, In Search Of
    Monster Magnet, Spine of God
    Sleep, Sleep’s Holy Mountain
    Melvins, Houdini
    Melvins, Lysol
    Queens of the Stone Age, S/T
    Cream, Disraeli Gears

  12. Patrick says:

    Astroqueen – Into Submission
    Fu Manchu – King of the Road
    Acrimony – Tumuli Shromaroom
    Bongzilla – Gateway
    Sleep – Holy Mountain
    Spiritual Beggars – On Fire
    Church of Misery – House of the unholy
    brant bjork – jalamanta
    Los Natas- Delmar
    Down – III
    Red Giant – Devil Child Blues

    • Steve Vogtle says:

      It’s 8 freakin years since you submitted this list. I came into this genre later in my rock fan life. Since hearing Kyuss & Clutch about 9 years ago I’m familiar with most of the “bigger” stoner rock bands. But I find new shit I like by reading lists like these & hitting bands I never heard of. Maybe 1 in 30 or 40 hit back. Red Giant hit back HARD. These boys are GOOD. Virtually every song’s got me bangin my hr, from drums to vocals, are freakin amazing. No idea how they’re not more well known. Whatever. Just, thank you. They’re on your list only (so far). Good for you.

  13. Bullock says:

    Ignoring the proto-Stoner Rock bands such as Sabbath and Deep Purple…
    1. Sleep – Holy Mountain
    2. Electric Wizard – Dopethrone
    3. Kyuss – Welcome To Sky Valley
    4. Orange Goblin – The Big Black
    5. Acid King – Busse Woods
    and all of the early Melvins and High On Fire

  14. krokowil says:

    1. Kyuss – Sky Valley
    2. Monster Magnet – Spine of God
    3. Colour Haze – Colour Haze
    4. Electric Wizard – Dopethrone
    5. Dozer – Through the Eyes of Heathens
    6. Brant Bjork and the Bros – Saved by Magic
    7. Fu Manchu – King of the Road
    8. Spiritual Beggars – Ad Astra
    9. Witch – Witch
    10. Roadsaw – Nationwide
    11. Unida – Coping with the Urban Coyote
    12. Solace – 13
    13. Sleep – Dopesmoker
    14. Black Mountain – In the Future
    15. Alabama Thunderpussy – Fulton Hill
    16. Acrimony – Tumuli Shroomaroom
    17. Lowrider – Ode to Io
    18. Spirit Caravan – Jug Fulla Sun
    19. Astroqueen – Into Submission
    20. Truckfighters vs. Firestone – Fuzzsplit of the Century

  15. Cosmic Nod says:

    Holy Mountain embraces the term stoner the best and it’s a masterpiece.

    Witchraft – The Alchemist deserves a top 10 spot for sure. My brain hurts too much right now to pick 10 though…

  16. Chris Graves says:

    Just off the top of my head, with the self imposed limit of one album per band, otherwise we’d have 4 Trouble and Sabbath ablums.
    Trouble: The Skull
    Black Sabbath: Volume 4
    Nebula: Atomic Ritual
    Suplecs: Powtin’ on the Outside
    ZZ Top: Tres Hombres
    Dozer: Through the Eyes of Heathens
    Steppenwolf: Steppenwolf
    Astroqueen: Into Submission
    The Doors: L.A. Woman
    Pink Floyd: Dark Side of the Moon.

  17. Goat Blaster says:

    1. Cirith Ungol – King Of The Dead
    2. Black Sabbath – Mob Rules
    3. Black Sabbath – Paranoid
    4. Mercyful Fate – Melissa
    5. Electric Wizard – Dopethrone
    6. Pentagram – First Daze Here
    7. Blood Farmers – Permanent Brain Damage
    8. Celtic Frost – Morbid Tales
    9. Venom – Black Metal
    10. Your Mother – No Really Your Mother

  18. Brian H. says:

    I hate these kinds of list haha – I already see like 5 that I totally missed on my original list. Kind of an impossible task I suppose. Will things as they are though…

  19. SkillitArt says:

    Kyuss – Blues for the Red Sun
    Fu Manchu – The Action Is Go
    Goatsnake – Vol 1
    Monster Magnet – Spine Of God
    QOTSA – S/T
    Suplecs – Sad Songs… For Better Days
    COC – Deliverance
    Che – Sounds of Liberation
    Fatso Jetson – Toasted
    High on Fire – The Art Of Self Defense

  20. I’m pulling this out of my ass, but I stand by the top four:

    Black Sabbath – Master of Reality
    Kyuss – Welcome to Sky Valley
    Sleep – Dopesmoker
    Sleep – Holy Mountain
    Dead Meadow – Shivering King and Others
    Queens of the Stone Age – Songs for the Deaf
    The Sword – Age of Winters
    Graveyard – S/T
    Electric Wizard – Dopethrone
    Shrinebuilder – S/T (or something else with Wino involved)

  21. Russell Carlsen says:

    Not that I would know…

    1. Sleep – Holy Mountain
    2. Black Sabbath – Masters of Reality
    3. Kyuss – Welcome to Sky Valley
    4. Yawning Man – Nomadic Pursuits
    5. Acid King – III
    6. Electric Wizard – Dopethrone
    7. Snail – Blood
    8. Orange Goblin – Time Traveling Blues
    9. Monster Magnet – Spine of God
    10. The Hidden Hand – The Resurrection of Whiskey Foote

  22. Perrin Goldeneyes says:

    Top 5 in order, after that it gets hard to order them:

    Kyuss – Welcome to Sky Valley
    Ufomammut – Eve
    Elder – Dead Roots Stirring
    Sungrazer – Sungrazer
    Queens of the Stone Age – Songs for the Deaf
    Kyuss – …And the circus leaves town
    Karma to Burn – Wild Wonderful Purgatory
    Fu Manchu – The Action is Go
    Acid King – III
    Orange Goblin – Time Travelling Blues
    Shrinebuilder – Shrinebuilder

  23. Dan says:

    Sabbath – Master of Reality
    Eternal Elysium – Spiritualized D
    Kyuss – Welcome to Sky Valley
    Sleep – Holy Mountain
    Yob – Catharsis
    Fu Manchu – In Search Of…
    Elder – Dead Roots Stirring
    Down – Nola
    Zoroaster – Matador
    Monster Magnet – Spine of God

  24. Danny says:

    1 sleep -dopesmoker
    2 goatnsake – flower of diseqse
    3 kyuss -welcome to,sky valley
    4 Acid king – acid king III
    5 YOB -The unreal never lived
    6 cathedral – the ethereal mirror
    7 Iron monkey -s/t
    8 bongzilla – amerijuanican

  25. Connor Crow says:

    I think Elder’s Dead Roots Stirring should be in there somewhere.

  26. Paul G says:

    1. Black Sabbath: Paranoid
    2. Kyuss: Welcome to Sky Valley
    3. Acid King – Busse Woods
    4. Led Zeppelin: IV
    5. Beatles: Revolver
    6. Fatso Jetson: archaic volumes
    7. Graveyard: Hisingen Blues
    8. Queens of the Stone Age – Songs for the Deaf
    9. Red Fang: murder the mountains
    10. Tool: Aenima

  27. Dane says:

    Impossible task. Finding the Doom/stoner line is not easy…. But Black Sabbath all the way.

    1. Black Sabbath – Vol. 4
    2. Black Sabbath – Master of Reality
    3. Black Sabbath – Black Sabbath
    4. Black Sabbath – Sabbath Bloody Sabbath
    5. Electric Wizard – Come my Fanatics
    6. Black Sabbath – Paranoid
    7. Pentagram – Relentless
    8. Sleep – Holy Mountain
    9. Electric Wizard – Dopethrone
    10. Witchcraft – Witchcraft
    11. Baby Woodrose – Blow Your Mind

    Tried to keep it “stoner”. but if Electric Wizard and Pentagram is stoner – the likes of Saint Vitus, Ufomammut, Crowbar, Eyehategod, YOB, Conan etc should be contenders as well.

  28. Tracy says:

    the mike gunn – hemp for victory
    the mike gunn – durban poison
    the mike gunn – almaron
    the mike gunn – coduh
    the mike gunn – book of zogg / dream of jim
    the linus pauling 4 – C6H8O6
    the linus pauling 4 – all things are light
    ed hall – gloryhole
    ed hall – motherscratcher
    ed hall – la la land
    flaming lips – hit to death…
    butthole surfers – locus abortion technition
    butthole surfers – hairway to steven
    monster magnet – spine of god
    flaming lips – transmissions from…
    dixie witch – in to the sunn
    suplecs – sad songs
    suplecs – wrestlin’ with my lady friend

  29. phenoms_revenge says:

    Ancestors – Neptune With Fire
    The Deep Blue – Sun Worshiper
    Egypt – S/T
    Elder – S/T
    Kyuss – Welcome To Sky Valley
    Los Natas – Corsario Negro
    Mammatus – The Coast Explodes
    Naam – Kingdom
    Sleep – Dopesmoker
    Stoned Jesus – First Communion
    Windhand – S/T

  30. tom says:

    lists are cheesy, but why not. I will cheat and do multiple entries per band as one …..IN NO ORDER

    amon duul II – wolf city / yeti
    electric wizard – come my fanatics
    black sabbath – master of reality/ paranoid / s/t
    sgt sunshine – s/t
    Captain Beyond – s/t
    sleep – holy mountain/ dopesmoker
    colour haze – los sound de krauts / s/t /temple
    acid king – III
    dead meadow – shivering kings and others
    pink floyd – obscured by clouds / more
    deep purple – in rock
    grand funk – red album / closer to home
    LOOP – Heaven’s end
    bardo pond – lapsed
    mountain – climbing
    melvins – houdini
    kyuss – circus leaves town / sky valley
    master’s apprentices – choice cuts
    OM – variations on a theme
    church of misery – master of brutality
    high on fire – art of self defence
    fu manchu – the action is go
    monster magnets – spine of god / superjudge
    elder – dead roots stirring ( just pumped to see so many people including this!!)

    missing a ton of things!!!

  31. Devan says:

    It’s rad to see all the lists!
    Eventually it turns into “Now that I’m stoned I wanna hear…” Stoner Rock lists are always splittin hairs

    Black Sabbath – Master of Reality
    Quest for Fire – Lights from Paradise
    Dead Meadow – Feathers
    Elder Dead – Dead Roots Stiring
    Mammatus – The Coast Explodes
    Holy Mount – ST
    Jex Thoth – ST
    Acid King – Buse Woods
    Sun Grazer – ST
    Weird Owl – Build your Beast a Fire
    Electric Moon – Flaming Lake
    Earthless – Sonic Prayer
    Hell Bender – Occult 45
    Holy Mount – ST
    Jex Thoth – ST
    Acid King – Buse Woods
    Witch – ST
    Stone Bride – Inner Seasons
    Souvenir’s Young America – An Ocean Without Water
    Earth – Hibernaculum

  32. John says:

    Down ~ Nola
    Kyuss ~ And The Circus Leaves Town
    Sleep ~ Jerusalem
    Crowbar ~ Time Heals Nothing
    The Melvins ~ Stoner Witch
    Electric Wizard ~ Dopethrone
    Monster Magnet ~ Spine Of God
    Black Sabbath ~ Masters Of Reality
    Black Sabbath ~ Paranoid
    Kyuss ~ Welcome To Sky Valley

  33. canucklehead says:

    the sword-gods
    black pyramid-black pyramid

    stretching the confines, but these have had steady rotation for a long time. oh and sabbath and kyuss rule.

  34. MarsColonist says:

    * Melvins – (1991) Bullhead
    * Monster Magnet – (1993) Superjudge
    * Kyuss – (1994) Welcome to Sky Valley
    * Fu Manchu – (1997) The Action is Go
    * Queens of the Stone Age – (1998) Queens of the Stone Age
    * High on Fire – (1999) Art of Self Defense
    * Electric Wizard – (2000) Dopethrone
    * Sgt. Sunshine – (2003) Sgt. Sunshine
    * Tia Carrera – (2007) Heaven/Hell EP
    * Uncle Acid & the Deadbeats – (2011) Blood Lust

    Honorable Mention

    * Orange Goblin – (1999) Time Traveling Blues
    * Solarized – (2000) Neanderthal Speedway
    * Los Natas – (2003) Toba Trance
    * Stone Axe – (2009) Stone Axe
    * Catapult the Smoke – (2011) Born In Fire

  35. Jonny says:

    Fu Manchu – King of the Road
    35007 – Liquid
    Truckfighters – Gravity X
    Melvins – Stoner Witch
    The Stooges – Fun House
    Wooden Shjips – Dos
    Brant Bjork – Jalamanta
    Acid King – Busse Woods
    Spacemen 3 – The Perfect Prescription
    Led Zeppelin – IV
    QOTSA – S/T
    Desert Sessions – I & II

  36. Desertblues says:

    Acrimony – Tumuli Shroomaroom
    Kyuss – Sky Valley
    Brant Bjork – Jalamanta
    Fu Manchu – In Search Of……
    Sleep – Sleep’s Holy Mountain
    Monster Magnet – Spine of God
    Yawning Man – Rock Formations
    Thumlock – Emerald Liquid Odyssey
    Quest For Fire – Lights From Paradise
    Black Sabbath – Master of Reality
    Asteroid – II
    Colour Haze – S/T
    Dozer – In the Tail of a Comet
    Elder – Dead Roots Stirring
    Greenleaf – Agents of Ahriman
    Kyuss – Blues for the Red Sun
    Lo-Pan – Sasquanaut
    The Machine – Drie
    Nebula – To The Centre
    Sungrazer – S/T
    Truckfighters – Gravity X

  37. Aris says:

    1 – Starchild, S/T
    2 – Kyuss, Blues for the red sun
    3 – Kyuss, welcome to sky valley
    4 – Sleep, Holy mountain
    5 – Sleep, Jerusalem
    6 – High On Fire, The art of self defense
    7 – Fu Manchu, In search of
    8 – Unida. coping with the urban coyote
    9 – Goatsnake, I
    10 – Kyuss, …and the circus leaves town

  38. doomborn says:

    1 kyuss – welcome to the sky valley
    2 colour haze – self titled
    3 sleep – holy mountain
    4 sleep – dopesmoker
    5 acrimony – hymns to the stone
    6 goatsnake – I
    7 monster magnet – dopes to infinity
    8 yob – catharsis
    9 shrinebuilder – self titled
    10 yob – elaborations of carbon

  39. stones420 says:

    1. Black Sabbath – Black Sabbath
    2. Sleep – Holy Mountain
    3. Kyuss – And the Circus Leaves Town
    4. Electric Wizard – Dopethrone
    5. Leaf Hound – Growers Of Mushroom
    6. Blue Cheer – Vincebus Eruptum
    7. Kyuss – Welcome to Sky Valley
    8. Graveyard – S/T
    9. Pentagram – Review Your Choices
    10. Queens of the Stone Age – S/T

    What I would consider hall of fame-worthy. Quite a lot of my personal favourites are missing though. 10-albums aren’t nearly enough :))

  40. Ron says:

    Black Sabbath – Master Of Reality
    Black Sabbath – Sabotage
    Sleep – Holy Mountain
    Electric Wizard – Come My Fanatics
    Monster Magnet – Dopes To Infinity
    COC – Deliverance
    Goatsnake – I
    Led Zeppelin – III
    Sleep – Dopesmoker
    Masters Of Reality – Sunrise On The Sufferbus

  41. Grooverock says:

    1. Kyuss – Welcome to Sky Valley
    2. The Atomic Bitchwax – S/T
    3. Monster Magnet – Dopes to Infinity (could have just as easily been Spine of God)
    4. QOTSA – S/T
    5. Unida – Coping with the Urban Coyote
    6. Suplecs – Sad Songs… Better Days
    7. High on Fire – The Art of Self Defense
    8. Fu Manchu – King of the Road (or the Action is Go)
    9. Dixie Witch – Into the Sun
    10. Lo Pan – Salvador

    Honorable Mentions (in no particular order):

    Nebula – To the Center
    Karma to Burn – Almost Heathen
    Colour Haze – Los Sounds De Krauts
    Brant Bkork – Jalamanta
    Che – Sounds of Liberation
    Clutch – Blast Tyrant
    Alabama Thunderpussy – Fulton Hill
    Hangnail – 10 Days before Summer
    Core – The Hustle is On
    Sleep – Jerusalem
    Thulsa Doom – The Seats are Soft but the Helmet is Way too Tight

  42. SabbathJeff says:

    No order here, just my top 10

    1. High On Fire The Art Of Self Defense
    2. Black Sabbath Master Of Reality
    3. Fu Manchu In Searcf Of…
    4. Kyuss Blues For The Red Sun
    5. Blue Cheer Vincebus Eruptum
    6. Electric Wizard Comy My Fanatics
    7. Pentagram First Daze Here
    8. Sleep Dopesmoker
    9. OM Conference Of The Birds
    10. and…

  43. DG says:

    In no particular order:

    Natas – Delmar
    Natas – Ciudad de Brahman
    Kyuss – Welcome to Sky Valley
    Kyuss – Blues For The Red Sun
    Sleep – Dopesmoker
    Sleep – Holy Mountain
    Electric Wizard – Dopethrone
    Om – God is Good
    Samsara Blues Experiment – Long Distance Trip
    Colour Haze – Tempel

  44. Kuwa Slayne says:

    Not necessarily in order:

    1. Black Sabbath – Master of Reality
    2. Mudhoney – S/T
    3. Blue Cheer – Inside/Outside
    4. The Stooges – S/T
    5. Sir Lord Baltimore – Kingdom Come
    6. Budgie – In for the Kill
    7. Dead Meadow – S/T
    8. The Black Angels – Passover
    9. Monster Magnet – Monster Magnet EP
    10. Melvins – Houdini

  45. dafe says:

    HAHA Everything you have all types is in my top list…. We need to all meet up for a fat smoke down

    Fu Manchu – In Search Of……
    Kyuss – Blues For The Red Sun
    Nebula – To the Center
    Brant Bjork – Jalamanta
    Black Sabbath – Vol 4
    Electric Wizard – Come My Fanatics
    Queens of the Stone Age – S/T
    Acid King – Buse Woods
    Captain Beyond-S/T
    Hawkwind – In Search of Space
    Mammatus – Mammatus
    dozer – in the tail of a comet

  46. zztopfan says:

    1. Fu Manchu – The Action is Go!
    2. Kyuss- Blues for the Red Sun
    3. Nebula- to The Center
    4. Brant Bjork- Jalamanta
    5. Monster Magnet- Spine of God
    6. Drunk Horse- Adult situations
    7. Queens of the Stone Age- s/t
    8. Sleep- Holy Mountain
    9. High on Fire- the Art of self- Defense
    10. The Obsessed- Lunar womb

  47. JoshHart says:

    This genre is vast in diversity so I’m going to try and keep it to records that folks would be hard pressed to consider anything BUT “stoner rock” and I’m only listing releases that came out after “Blues For The Red Sun” because I’m selfish. OCD GO!

    1. Mammatus – The Coast Explodes
    2. Kyuss – Blues For The Red Sun
    3. Monkey3 – S/T
    4. Queens Of The Stone Age – S/T
    5. Eternal Elysium – Searching High and Low
    6. Mystic Krewe Of Clearlight – S/T
    7. Brant Bjork – Jalamanta
    8. Big Elf – Hex
    9. Boris – Heavy Rocks
    10. Earthless – Rhythms From A Cosmic Sky
    11. Elder – Dead Roots Stirring (yep, it’s that goood)

  48. Anonymous says:

    Solace – Further
    Deep Purple – Machine Head
    Captain Beyond – s/t
    Black Sabbath – Master of Reality
    The Atomic Bitchwax – s/t

  49. r amber says:

    Best SR to me, in my listening experience.

    Black Sabbath- Vol. 4
    Sleep- Dopesmoker
    YOB- Catharsis
    Goatsnake- Flower of Disease
    Electric Wizard- Dopethrone
    Kyuss- Welcome to Sky Valley
    High on Fire- Art of Self Defense
    Pentagram- First Daze Here
    Blue Cheer- Vincebus Eruptum
    Leafhound- Growers of Mushroom!!!!
    Acid King- Busse Woods

  50. Friek Levels says:

    Kyuss – Blues for the red sun
    Kyuss – Sky Valley
    Fu Manchu – The action is go
    Fu Manchu – In search of…
    35007 – Liquid
    Beaver – Mobile
    Dozer – Madre de dios
    Goatsnake – 1
    Sleep – Holy Mountain
    Slo Burn – Amusing the amazing

  51. Pablo says:

    Los Natas – Ciudad de Brahman , Delmar
    RotoR – 2 & 3
    K2B – WWP & Almost Heathen
    Husky – The Sea King
    Tolmunud Mesipuu – Puusse Panen
    Treasure Cat – Choice Cuts
    Causa Sui – Summer sessions
    Melvins – Everything
    Atomic Bitchwax – Boxriff
    Kyuss – Everything

  52. Shawn Shupe says:

    Monster Magnet – Spine Of God
    Fu Manchu – In Search Of
    Kyuss – Sky Valley
    Dozer – In The Tail of A Comet
    35007 – Especially For You
    Mammoth Volume – Noara Dance
    QOTSA – Songs For The Deaf
    Brant Bjork – Jalamanta
    Josiah – S/T
    Lowrider – Ode To Io

  53. goAt says:

    The Stoner Rock issue of Decibel was TITS. Being an old fart (37 years-old) from the 90’s, their HOF picks jibe with me 90% of the time (Unsane, DOWN, Quicksand, etc.) The Hall of Fame piece they did on “Sky Valley” was pretty sweet (which was featured in a separate issue I think). Their “best-of” Stoner Rock list was spot on…the only one I didn’t have from the list was Acrimony. This was quickly remedied for a healthy sum…

    …what I’m trying to say is…we’re in for another Kyuss/Black Sabbath/Fu Manchu/Sleep/Electric Wizard appreciation society/circle jerk…and that’s fine with me! :)

  54. Recluse says:

    My picks (in no order):

    “Master of Reality” –Black Sabbath
    An obvious choice

    “Secret Treaties” –Blue Oyster Cult
    These guys are criminally overlooked nowadays –IMO their black and white albums are way trippier than anything the big three (Sabbath, Led Zep, Deep Purple) put out then

    “Sky Valley” –Kyuss

    “Stoner Witch” –Melvins
    Hard to pick just one Melvins album, but they should definitley be on any stoner top ten list somewhere; IMO this is their most consistent release

    “Holy Mountain” –Sleep
    No explanation needed

    “Down II” –Down
    Yeah, “Nola” is probably better than this one (maybe even “Down III” as well), but this was my introduction to the world of stoner rock, so this ismy sentimental pick

    “Spine of God” –Monster Magnet
    Not only was this one of the first stoner albums, it also seemingly had a major influence on the emerging heavy psych scene; its also a pretty damn good album to boot

    “Jug Fulla Sun” –Spirit Caravan
    ‘Cos Wino should be on any potential stoner top ten; plus this is a strikingly beautiful album, especially when listened to as the sun sets

    “Blast Tyrant” –Clutch
    Probably the best ‘traditional’ hard rock album of the past decade; Clutch rocks, it’s that simple

    “Tempel” –Colour Haze
    A great and original group that is having an ever growing influence on stoner and heavy psych; Its hard to pick an album by them (as with the Melvins), but this may be their most accesible, so I’ll go with it

  55. Matt Scherer says:

    In no particular order:
    Sleep – Holy Mountain
    Kyuss – Welcome To Sky Valley
    Colour Haze – Periscope
    Clutch – Self Titled
    Dozer – In The Tail Of A Comet
    Fu Manchu – The Action Is Go
    Orange Goblin – The Big Black
    Boris – Heavy Rocks (the first one)
    Melvins – Bullhead
    Bongzilla – Gateway

  56. Andy Samford says:

    Monster Magnet – Spine Of God
    Kyuss – Sky Valley
    Sleep – Holy Mountain
    Fu Manchu – In Search Of
    Nebula – To The Center
    Masters Of Reality – Welcome To The Western Lodge
    Bigelf – Closer To Doom
    Blue Cheer – Vincebus Eruptus
    The Obsessed – The Church Within
    Saint Vitus – Born Too Late
    Trouble – Manic Frustration
    Hawkwind – Space Ritual
    Sleep – Dopesmoker
    Black Sabbath – Volume IV
    Flower Travellin’ Band – Satori
    Graveyard – Hisingen Blues
    Uncle Acid & The Deadbeats – Blood Lust
    Sir Admiral Cloudesely Shovell – Don’t Hear It…Fear It!

  57. dave says:

    1- kyuss-welcome to sky valley
    2 Sleep – Dopesmoker
    3 electric wizard – come my fanatics
    4 Electric Wizard – Dopethrone
    5 Sleep – holy mountain
    6 acid king – III
    7 Buried Inside – Spoils of Failure
    8 fu manchu-in search of
    9 Graveyard – Hisingen Blues
    10 planks – funeral mouth

  58. Warp Lord says:

    I’m really excited about this topic and I enjoy the shit out of this blog about heavy music. I have to qualify off the bat that I like the old stuff, blues, jazz and mostly 60s and 70’s rock. This is just a list of tunes, not necessarily full albums but I’ll include albums too where I know them.

    Note: the numbers only indicate the order in which I have thought of these tunes, not their importance by a long shot. I’m specifically attempting to highlight the roots of what is today marketed as “stoner rock” or “stoner metal” and to emphasize the pedigree of this music as a continuation of an American musical tradition that stretches way further back than those crazy 1990s!

    Eight (only Eight because I need to sleep) Amazing “Stoner Tunes” List (all are 1960s or before):

    1) Muddy Waters – Champagne and Reefer

    Tune speaks for itself, if you never hear a blues tune again you must hear this. It’s passionate advocacy and gut bucket not-giving-a-fuck at the same time. If you haven’t already gotten a taste of blues, or think it’s that shit they play on the tele to help drug companies sell boner pills – it ain’t so. This tune will turn on the headbangin-est metal head.

    2) Muddy Waters – I Feel So Good (from the album Muddy Waters Sings Big Bill Broonzy)

    In this Big Bill Broonzy cover, one of Waters’ first tunes cut with Chicago’s Chess label, he lays back on the last verse singing: “Love my tea/crazy ’bout my garden gin/When I get high I feel like floatin’ round in the wind.” (You know what, after all these years, if you attempt to look up the lyrics to this song, the last verse is mysteriously left out…)

    The interaction between performers on this cut is top notch – Muddy is in his prime and so is the band. This song features a superb example of blues harmonica – very worth another listen to hear harmonica, then piano. Shows that hardness can come through, even a tune in a major key. It feels good too!

    3) Cab Calloway and his Orchestra – Reefer Man

    Self explanatory to us, but at the time Calloway’s hot jazz orchestra performed this at the Cotton Club, “reefer’s” meaning wasn’t known to the general public. I suspect the hipsters hearing this 1930s zoot suited master scat singer shouting choruses with conked hair in his face wildly waiving a conductors baton knew exactly what it meant.

    I wholeheartedly think what was termed “hot jazz” in the 20s and 30s can be claimed by fans of heavy music today. Why not? Those jazz cats laid out the foundation of the music industry on the one hand and on the other some of them partied as hard as any rocker ever did – some to their (and our) eternal detriment. Even today, we hear rock people speak of “swinging” a riff….it’s not so different. Jazz is like Latin – a parent language – a little bit of it is inherited in everything that follows.

    4) Ray Charles – Let’s Go Get Stoned

    Just listen to it, on repeat if you are having one of those days.

    5) Cream – Deserted Cities of the Heart (from Live Cream vol. II)

    This song melted my face off when I first heard it in the 1990’s after getting it from a mail order CD catalog. So everybody here likes Ozzy and Sabbath right? Who was the model for Sabbath? Eric Clapton, Jack Bruce and Ginger Baker. This tune has it all, heavy power chords, riffs galore and balls to the wall jamming. I think you can clearly hear the influence on Sabbath (especially the s/t album) with this tune but *more* on the next one in terms of vocals…

    6) Cream – Spoonful (from the album Wheels of Fire)

    This Howlin’ Wolf cover is a masterpiece of interactive rock improvisation. If you like dirgy blues based rock jams that don’t bore you to death and burn with intensity, look no further. Occasionally Bruce will play “out” or dissonant when he gets a little bored of where Clapton might be going, or just cause he felt like it.

    In 1968, few could play at the technical level these guys did. They were called “The Cream” for a reason, the best rock instrumentalists in England…till James Marshall Hendrix arrived anyway. Burn one and put it on that’s all I’m sayin’. Shit, the whole second disc of Wheels of Fire is enough to set the tone for Sabbath and Zeppelin and a whole host of imitators. “Toad” was the precursor to every rock drummer who wanted to take extended solos, also has a killer riff intro and outro. This was in the day when heavy music was called, rightly, “Acid Rock.”

    7) Jimi Hendrix – Pali Gap

    What can I say, this late period Hendrix piece is enough to make anyone a believer, which you should be already if you like heavy rock. The dude was a huge part of inventing it and his long shadow is still felt among stoner rock brethren today, like the boys from Atomic Bitchwax, for example. Pali Gap has a laid back groove with multiple guitar tracks but the pure blues power of Jimi’s virtuosic playing just slices through.

    This tune can take you to another world if you let it and shows what doom fans already well know, a slower groove, even if it isn’t “loud” in the metal sense (because this tune isn’t really “metal”) can still be called “heavy.” If you have just finished giving this song your undivided attention for the first time (stoned or not) I don’t think you would disagree. Shit is deep.

    8) Howlin’ Wolf – How Many More Years (from the Album “Moanin’ in the Moonlight”)

    This song is credited with being the first recorded use of an electric guitar power chord with distortion. Fuzzheads take note, the Wolf truly launched a thousand hard rock bands in the 60s and 70s. A legend in his own time, Chester Burnett sang with a conviction and vocal prowess that cannot be understated, but only appreciated by successive generations. Wolf’s music must be taken into account by “heavy” music fans. Take a listen and you can run a thread from Wolf to Acid Rock to Stoner Metal, very few degrees of separation there.

    This tune was inspiration for “How Many More Times” (and other Wolf tunes were liberally ripped off and uncredited in other Zep tunes.) The tradition of stoner/hard rock acts covering Howlin’ Wolf tunes is long and venerable. A couple notables in addition to the aforementioned “Spoonful” — Cactus does “Evil” in the early 70s and then later that same arrangement shows up on the first (perhaps best?) Monster Magnet album Spine of God ca. 1992. Sound Garden gets honorable mention for a decent cover of “Smokestack Lightning” in the 80s before their breakout success in the mid 90s. All of these covers are on the Moanin’ in the Moonlight record.

    8) Blind Willie Johnson – I Just Can’t Keep From Cryin’

    This blind country blues preacher-with-a-guitar will sing the most uplifting tune in the most gravelly voice you have ever heard, Sometimes in a straight up “feelin’ lonesome” blues his voice is strangely comforting. In either case, the voice of critical darling Tom Waits can be traced back to this singer and beside him Waits sounds to me a rank amateur. Just about any tune by Blind Willie Johnson I could have chosen. Some of you will recognize influences for Clutch lyrics in “John the Revelator” and a few other tunes. (That reminds me, in at least one tune, Neil Fallon, “howls” in a Wolfish fashion, can’t remember the title now because it’s getting past my bedtime and I’m only on number 8.)

  59. Martin says:

    The albums that turned my taste in music to what it is now are:
    Sky Valley, Gravity X by Truckfighters, The Action Is Go by Fu Manchu and QOTSAs s/t. Those four albums define me and will therefore be on my list. As for the other six, i have no idea.

  60. Maddes says:

    Thanks for the opportunity to see through my records, this was a lot of fun and awesome memories came back to the surface, this is why those ten rock my world:

    Sienna Root – Kaleidoscope
    Stone Axe – Stone Axe
    Truckfighters – Gravity X
    Colour Haze – Colour Haze
    Greenleaf – Agents of Ahriman
    Sungrazer – Mirador
    Karma zo Burn – Wild wonderful purgatory
    Kyuss – Welcom to sky valley
    Che – Sound of Liberation
    Brain Police – Beyond the wasteland

  61. mick matthews says:

    No. 1 has got to be Blues For A Red Sun. Without that there would’nt be a genre called Stoner Rock.

  62. Fastnbulbous says:

    Colour Haze – All (Elektrohasch) 08
    Electric Wizard – Dopethrone (Rise Above/Candlelight) 00
    Kyuss – Blues For The Red Sun (Dali/Elektra) 92
    Ufomammut – Eve (Supernatural Cat) 10
    Acrimony – Tumuli Shroomaroom (Leaf Hound) 96
    Kyuss – Welcome To Sky Valley (Elektra) 94
    Sleep – Dopesmoker (Tee Pee/Southern Lord) 95
    Graveyard – Hisingen Blues (Nuclear Assault) 11
    Colour Haze – Tempel (Elektrohasch) 06
    Witchcraft – The Alchemist (Rise Above) 07

    Am enjoying all the entries. Even the ones kind of missing the point (songs ABOUT getting stoned ha ha) are cool because it’s all good music!

  63. Sebastian says:

    In random order:

    1. Black Sabbath – Paranoid
    2. Kyuss – Blues For The Red Sun
    3. Electric Wizard – Come My Fanatics
    4. Monster Magnet – Dopes to Infinity
    5. Orange Goblin – Time Travelling Blues
    6. Blind Dog – The Last Adventures of Captain Dog
    7. Sleep – Sleep’s Holy Mountain
    8. Karma To Burn – Wild Wonderful Purgatory
    9. Acrimony – Tumuli Shroomaroom
    10. QOTSA – Rated R

  64. Rob ZZZZZZZZZZ says:

    may be stretching the genre a bit but here goes (in order only by when they hit me over the head)
    Sabbath – s/t
    Alice In Chains – Facelift
    Soundgarden – Screaming Life
    Tool – Undertow
    Pantera – Vulgar…
    Down – NOLA
    Clutch – s/t
    QOTSA – Rated R
    Nebula – Charged (my first nebulonic experience so thats what I’m going with)
    Red Giant – Ultra Magnetic Glowing Sound
    Witchcraft – s/t
    Witch – s/t
    Baroness – red
    Pentagram – First Daze Here
    Graveyard – s/t
    Iota – Tales
    Snail – Blood
    and yeh, Kyuss should definitely be in there too

  65. Zach says:


    DOWN (All)

    The Sword- Gods of the Earth

    Kyuss- ..Sky Valley

    Black Sabbath- Master..


  66. Maik says:

    Okay, I’ll try ten, but not in any particular order.

    Amplifier – Amplifier
    Kyuss – (Welcome To) Sky Valley
    Fu Manchu – California Crossing
    Corrosion Of Conformity – Deliverance
    Clutch – The Elephant Riders
    Solace – A.D.
    Diesto – High As The Sun
    Sleep – Sleep’s Holy Mountain
    The Obsessed – The Church Within
    Queens Of The Stone Age – Songs For The Deaf

    I guess a lot of this stuff is pretty mainstream, but these are all records I’ve heard dozens of times during the last ten years.

  67. Jordi says:

    I don’t think that we can come to a realistic top ten on stoner rock, however, I think that we can all come to the conclusion that albums like Master of Reality, Sky Valley and Holy Mountain shaped the genre, and thus, they could be considered the “best”.

    IMO Sky Valley and Holy Mountain are the bibles of stoner, that simple.

  68. Jordi says:

    And I think it’s awesome people are talking about ELDER, that band right there is the living and breathing proof that young people from generations past Sleep and Kyuss can make insanely awesome music. If you’re not convinced, check out Dead Roots Stirring, a fucking masterpiece.

  69. Wanted to add my list to the bunch as well. In no order after the first:

    Black Sabbath, Master of Reality
    Kyuss, Welcome to Sky Valley
    Monster Magnet, Spine of God
    Colour Haze, Tempel
    Natas, Delmar
    Sleep, Sleep’s Holy Mountain
    Greenleaf, Agents of Ahriman
    Clutch, Clutch
    Spirit Caravan, Jug Fulla Sun

  70. MadHamish says:

    Impossible task. And yet:
    Black Sabbath – Black Sabbath
    Black Sabbath – Master Of Reality
    Black Sabbath – Vol. 4
    Kyuss – Blues for the Red Sun
    Kyuss – Welcome to Sky Valley
    Monster Magnet – Dopes to Infinity
    Clutch – Clutch
    Asteroid – EP (as a matter of fact – every single song by this band is a fav)
    Sleep – Holy Mountain
    Electric Wizard – Dopesmoker

    And shitload more…

  71. MadHamish says:

    dafuck… I meant “Dopethrone” up there. Damn Sleep – cannot stop listening to them lately and here’s what happened :)

  72. scott says:

    Well……. I have been following this thread and it is interesting but I have watched this scene since the onset and the term “stoner rock” really did not appear until the 90s and many would agree that Kyuss was one of the first bands that some how got associated with this term so I don’t think anyone should put records before this period. Stoner rock for me is music that is heavy, black sabbath inspired but with a groove. An addictive groove, a stoned groove, that you can really attach yourself to and let the song take you away.. it is not just about being heavy or psychedelic. Dozer, Fu Manchu, Los natas, Sleep, ….. they all have this kind of groove to their stuff..

    Gas Giant- Pleasant Journey in Heavy Tunes
    Kyuss- Welcome to Sky Valley
    Sons of Otis- spacejumbofudge
    Spirit Caravan- Jug full o Sun
    Astrosoniq- made in OSS
    Causa Sui- Free Ride
    Fu Manchu- In Search of….
    Colour Haze- Los sounds de Krauts
    Dozer- Madre de Dios
    WE/Gas Giant- Riding the red horse to the Last Stronghold of the Freaks
    WE- Dinosauric Futurobic
    On Trial- 70 kilometers of underwater Nothingness, Kaptain

    Something like that…. it is hard.. so many great records and still the scene is doing well today….

  73. Old Uncle Wizard says:

    Considering the depth of the genre a top ten barely scratches the surface, the 70’s foundation needs a top ten in itself as does the 90’s evolution and the millennium explosion …i’ve decided to keep it simple, there was a period of time when the moniker had it’s innocence, and the long haired and bearded drank beer and smoked weed to a few notable classics \m/

    In no particular order

    Electric Wizard – Come My Fanatics

    Kyuss – Welcome To Sky Valley

    Fu Manchu – In Search Of…

    Church Of Misery – Master Of Brutality

    Sleep – Holy Mountain

    Orange Goblin – The Big Black

    Warhorse – As Heavens Turn To Ash

    Clutch – Pure Rock Fury

    Goatsnake – Flower Of Disease

  74. Voodrew says:

    Black Sabbath – Black Sabbath
    Black Sabbath – Master Reality
    Red Fang – Murder the Mountains
    Sasquatch II
    Black Sabbath – Paranoid
    Witchcraft – The Legend
    Torche – Meanderthal
    Sword – Gods of Earth
    Smashing Pumpkins – Siamese Dream

  75. romefalls says:

    Black Sabbath (s/t)
    Master Of Reality
    Vol 4
    Live At Last
    Sabbath Bloody Sabbath
    We Sold Our Soul For Rock N Roll (for the uninitiated)
    “All Moving Parts Stand Still” and “You Won’t Change Me” from Technical Ecstasy – the rest can be thrown out
    Heaven And Hell
    Mob Rules
    “Disturbing The Priest” and “Born Again” from Born Again

  76. j.d. says:

    Los Natas : Ciudad de Brahaman / Delmar .

  77. PabloS says:

    1.Electric Wizard-Dopethrone
    2.Graveyard-self titled
    3. Big Business-Head for shallow
    4. Blue Cheer- Vincebus Eruptum
    5 Corrosion Of Conformity- Deliverance
    6. Dozer- call it conspiracy
    7. Witchcraft- Firewood
    8. Hot Lunch- self titled
    9. Kadavar- Self titled
    10. Pentagram- Last daze here
    11. Eyehategod- Take as needed for pain
    12. Kyuss- Blues for the red sun

  78. kraftwerkd says:

    Jesus, this is gonna be tough. I mean besides the Sab, who I had been listening to before I even knew of this stoner rock thing ten years ago, I’ll just post the ones I heard that were the most life changing.

    1. Clutch – Clutch/Blast Tyrant (hard to pick)
    2. Sleep – Dopesmoker
    3. Electric Wizard – Dopethrone
    4. Bongzilla – Gateway
    5. Kyuss – Welcome To Sky Valley
    6. Colour Haze – Colour Haze
    7. Fu Manchu – In Search Of…
    8. Monster Magnet – Spine Of God
    9. Orange Goblin – Time Traveling Blues
    10. Corrosion Of Conformity – Deliverance

  79. Paulo Navarro says:

    Black Sabbath – Master of reality
    Kyuss – welcome to the sky valley
    Hermano – Only a suggestion
    Solace – 13
    Unida – Coping with the urban coyote
    Los Natas – Corsario Negro
    Sleep – Dopesmoker
    Earthless – Rhythms from a cosmic sky
    Eternal Elysium – Spiritualized D
    Yob – Atma
    Melvins – Houdini
    … unfinished listtttttttttttttttt…

  80. barney rumble says:

    the machine – solar corona !!

    the machine – shadow of the machine

    sungrazer – mirador

    kadavar / aqua nebula oscillator split ep

    clutch – blast tyrant

    kyuss – sky valley

    kyuss – blues for the red sun

    lonely kamel – selftitled

    egocentrics – Love Fear Choices and Astronauts

  81. Joe Segar says:

    1. Earthless total discography
    2. Groundhogs Split
    3. Monster Magnet Spine of God
    4. Motörhead Bomber
    5. Hendrix Band of Gypsies
    6. Chrome Alien soundtracks/Half machine Lip moves
    7. Muddy Waters Electric Mud
    8. Buddy Miles/Carlos Santana LIVE
    9. The Stooges Fun House
    10. Kyuss total discography.

  82. Rick says:

    Order changes weekly…

    1. Eyehategod: Take As Needed for Pain
    2. Sleep: Holy Mountain
    —-side note— bought these first two together, early ’94. Had no idea they’d be in the rotational top 5 twenty years later!!
    3. Kyuss: Sky Valley
    4. Clutch: S/T
    5. Monster Magnet: Spine of God
    6. Down: NOLA
    7. High on Fire: The Art of Self Defense
    8. Fu Manchu: In Search Of
    9. Brant Bjork: Jalamanta
    10. Orange Goblin: Time Travellin’ Blues

    List really hasn’t changed in 15 yrs, here’s a couple honorables that might’ve made a top 20… Uncle Acid: Blood Lust, Mastodon: Crack the Skye, Elder: Dead Roots Stirring, Clutch: Earth Rocker, Zoroaster: Matador

  83. FDJ says:

    Wow! What a question

    1. Black Sabbath – Black Sabbath
    2. Kyuss – Blues For The Red Sun
    3. Spiritual beggars – Demons
    4. Colour Haze – Tempel
    5. The Sword – Age of Winters
    6. Clutch – Pure Rock Fury
    7. Captain Beyond – Dawn Explosion
    8. Down – NOLA
    9. Gonzalez – Gonzalez
    10. Holy Mountain – Sleep

  84. Gilke Thijs says:

    Witchcraft – Legend
    Jess and the Ancient Ones – Jess and the Ancient Ones
    Monster Magnet – Power Trip
    Jex Thoth – Blood Moon Rise
    The Flying Eyes – Lowlands
    The Obsessed – Lunar Womb
    Blood Ceremony – The Eldritch Dark
    Zodiac – Everything
    Crippled Black Phoenix – Everything
    Kyuss – Blues From the Red Sun
    John Garcia – John Garcia
    Lionize – Jetpack Soundtrack
    Blues Pills – Everything
    Mustasch – …
    Graveyard – Lights Out

  85. deaconcrowe says:

    No order

    Black Sabbath-Vol. 4
    The Black Crowes-Amorica
    Clutch-Blast Tyrant
    Fu Manchu – In Search Of
    Queens of the Stone Age-Rated R
    High on Fire-Surrounded by Thieves
    Corrosion of Conformity-Wiseblood
    Alice In Chains-Dirt

  86. Ianham says:

    1. Hawkwind – In search of Space
    2. Loop – Gilded Eternity
    3. Masters Of Reality – self titled
    4. Edgar Broughton Band -Wasa
    5. Pink Fairies – Never Never Land
    6. Bjorn Bryant & Low Desert Punk Band-Black Power Flower
    7. Armageddon (Keith Relf etc|)- S/T
    8. Wo Fat – The conjuring
    9. Alabama Thunderpussy – Staring At The Divine
    10. Doctor Smoke -The Witching Hour

    And tons more…..

  87. #1 The Doors, “The Doors”
    #2 The Beatles, “Abbey Road”
    #3 Phish, “A Live One”
    #4 Blues Traveler, “Four”
    #5 Various Artists, “Hempilation”
    #6 The White Stripes, “Elephant”
    #7 Queens Of The Stone Age, “Songs For The Deaf”
    #8 Pink Floyd, “Ummagumma”
    #9 Santana, “Abraxas”
    #10 Kings Of Leon, “Only By The Night”

  88. Miguel Corvi says:

    Hi everybody, greetins from spain!

    1. Black Sabbath – Masters Of Reality
    2. Sleep – Holy Mountain
    3. Kyuss – Blues For The Red Sun
    4. Spiritual Beggars – Ad Astra
    5. Orange Goblin – The Big Black
    6. Nebula – Atomic Ritual
    7. Fu Manchu – California Crossing
    8. Slo Burn – Amusing the amazing
    9. The Sword – Warp Riders
    10. Clutch – Blast Tyrent

  89. AfroMan says:

    Black Sabbath
    Electric Wizard
    Colour Haze
    Acid King
    Toner Low
    High On Fire
    Dead Meadow
    Black Cobra

  90. WEEDBOY says:


  91. Bokor says:


    Lowrider- Ode to Io
    Natas- Ciudad de Brahman
    Brant Bjork- Jalamanta
    Fu Manchu- In search of…
    Karma to burn- st
    Acrimony- Tumuli shoomaroom
    Sheavy- Celestian hi- fi
    Dozer- Madre de Dios
    Solace- Further
    Nebula- To the center

  92. Alex says:

    Datura – Visions for the celestial
    Natas – Ciudad de Brahman
    Astroqueen – Into submission
    Nebula – To the center
    Rollerball – Superstructure
    Shallow – 16 sunsets in 24 hours
    Elder – Lore
    Dozer – In the tail of a comet
    Brant Bjork – Jalamanta
    Colour Haze – Colour Haze
    Acrimony – Tumuli Shroomaroom
    That’s all folks ! – Soma…3rd way to zion

    Shrinebuilder – Shrinebuilder

    • Panos says:

      Nice taste inn music my friend. Was looking for someone like you so i find some new bands. Check out ateroid 1 and 2. if you havent already. thanks

    • panos says:

      Nice taste in music. was looking for some1 like u so i find new stuff. thanks. check out asteroid if u havent already!

  93. Kasper says:

    Best stonerrock since 2010:
    (from all these entries I get the feeling that the best albums have to be at least 15 years old…)
    Ufomammut – Oro Opus Primum / Opus Alter
    Clutch – Psychic Warfare
    Kings of Frog Island – V
    The Machine – Calmer than you are
    1000mods – Vultures
    Monkey3 – The 5th Sun
    High On Fire – Snakes For The Divine
    Herder – Gods

  94. Stonedeaf78 says:

    Fu Manchu – The Action Is Go
    Fu Manchu – King of The Road
    Fu Manchu – In Search Of..
    Yob – Atma
    Yob – Clearing The Path To Ascend
    Conan – Revengeance
    Conan – Monos
    Monster Magnet – Dopes To infinity
    Spiritual Beggars – Ad Astra
    Kylesa – Time Will Fuse it’s worth

    For starters…

  95. If we are talking abiut the origins and predecessors of the genre, I would name those ones:

    1. Sir Lord Baltimore – Kingdom Come
    2. Fresh Blueberry Pancake – Heavy
    3. McPhee – S/T
    4. Gila – Free Electric Sound
    5. Leaf Hound – Growers of Mushroom
    6. Iron Claw – S/T
    7. Golem – Orion Awakes (assuming this one is not fake)
    8. Randy Holden – Population II
    9. Wicked Lady – The Axeman Cometh
    10. Black Sabbath – S/T

    • Devil In Exile says:

      Man, this list is long as fuck. Spans the 90’s to early 00’s. EYEHATEGOD – In The Name Of Suffering and Take As Needed For Pain., 13 (nuff said), ANYTHING by Karma To Burn, Sleep, Godflesh, Today Is The Day, Neurosis, Kyuss, Floor, Sloth, Tusk, Swarm Of The Lotus – ANYTHING. Cherubs – Heroine Man and Icing, Ed Hall – Glory Hole, Glazed Baby – Atomic Communists, 16 – Drop Out, Melvins – Stoner Witch and Houdini, Kylesa – To Walk A Middle Course, Rwake – If You Walk Before You Crawl……., Mastodon – Remission, Goatsnake – I, Orange Goblin – The Big Black, also anything John Garcia like Hermano, and obviously Kyuss, Unida, Weedeater – 16 Tons, Bongzilla – Gateway, Monster Magnet – Dopes To Infinity, Roach Powder – Viejo Diablo, Buzzov-en – Sore, Solace – 13. SO MUCH GOOD FUCKING MUSIC. I miss you Emissions From The Monolith! Hail Satan and eat children.

  96. John M says:

    1. Desert Sessions: Volumes I & II
    2. Hawkwind: Space Ritual
    3. Dead Meadow: Shivering King and others
    4. Monster Magnet: Spine Of God
    5. The Verve: A Storm In Heaven
    6. Nebula: To The Center
    7. Q.O.T.S.A: Self Titled
    8. Sleep: Jerusalem/Dopesmoker
    9. Black Sabbath: Volume IV
    10. Kyuss: Blues For The Red Sun

  97. John Magic Hat says:

    1. Desert Sessions: Volumes I & II
    2. Hawkwind: Space Ritual
    3. Dead Meadow: Shivering King and others
    4. Monster Magnet: Spine Of God
    5. The Verve: A Storm In Heaven
    6. Nebula: To The Center
    7. Q.O.T.S.A: Self Titled
    8. Sleep: Jerusalem/Dopesmoker
    9. Black Sabbath: Volume IV
    10. Kyuss: Blues For The Red Sun

  98. Charles Why says:

    Hello ,
    I’m Charles Why from Golem Dance Cult, an Industrial Heavy Rock Dance duo* from the UK and France and I contact you about our first E.P. “Grotesque Radio” which will be released on the 25th of May 2021.
    This is not strictly Stoner Rock per se, but the feedback we received on our first single make us think, it could be right in your alley:
    “(In My Time of) Living On Mars” :
    If you like what you see, you will find below our:?
    • BandCamp:
    • EPK link with the digital version of the songs contained in “Grotesque Radio,” a biography and promo shot:
    • SoundCloud:
    If needed, we can send you a physical E.P. – just let us know. The first pressing is a limited run with a choice of different coloured stamp for the cover (Sepia, Black, Turquoise or Red).
    Hope you enjoy – this is the most important – and Welcome to the Cult!
    Charles Why
    * the nucleus of the band are two old friends who, as teenagers, started music and paid their dues on the live circuit together and then reunite at the weirdest of times to close the loop musically in a DIY ethos as an Alpha and Omega M.O.

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