None of Elvis' albums made it to Audio Video Revolution's Top 100 Albums Of All Time. Only Elvis' Christmas Album gets an "honorable mention". The list is based on points for performance, songs, sound, production, staying power and continuity/concept. The #1 album got 394 point's Elvis' Christmas Album 204 points.
The Top 10 albums:
1. Dark Side Of The Moon - Pink Floyd
2. Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band - The Beatles
3. Electric Ladyland - The Jimi Hendrix Experience
4. Led Zeppelin II - Led Zeppelin
5. The Wall - Pink Floyd
6. Led Zeppelin I - Led Zeppelin
7. Security - Peter Gabriel
8. Are You Experienced? - The Jimi Hendrix Experience
9. The Joshua Tree - U2
10. Led Zeppelin III - Led Zeppelin
From the website:
In a world where record companies seem happy to sell consumers songs by the single via a low-resolution, non-surround sound download - AVRev.com wanted to point out the importance of the album concept.
Inspired by the Sabermetric system used by Bill James in his baseball abstracts that attempt to make seemingly subjective elements more scientific in comparison - the AVRev.com staff compiled a set of categories to rate the Top 100 Rock Albums of all time. We offer a link below for readers to download the same sheet to see how your favorites do. You can even post them on our forum and discuss them with other music and audio fans.
The team of judges include: AVRev.com publisher Jerry Del Colliano Jr., AVRev.com Music Editor Charles Andrews, 5.1 music executive David Delgrosso, Xhifi's President Howard Schilling, Definitive Audio's Eric Ward, Bel Canto's President John Stronczer and record industry veteran and high-resolution enthusiast, Ted Cohen.
Performance: (100 Points) Simply put, how well did the band or artist play on the record? Technical ability, soul and beyond.
Songs and Songwriting: (100 Points) How good are the songs on the record? Were they great originals, killer covers, reinterpretations that were better than the original? All would spike the score in this category.
Sound: (50 Points) - How good does the record sound? Did it ever get released in a high-resolution or surround sound format? If so, that would get a few extra points. Was the record a breakthrough record for recording techniques or does it just plain sound good on a CD? These are all factors in a high score for sound.
Production: (50 Points) - Great sound doesn’t always match with great production (think Wall of Sound from Phil Spector). Slick production, unique instrumentation, development of important "sounds" all factor into a high score in this category.
Staying Power: (50 Points) - To be a truly great album, the record needs to be as relevant today as it when it came out.
Concept/Continuity: (50 Points) - This is the X Factor category where albums that are great from the first note to the last get the highest grades. Think of The Police's Synchronicity and the stiff song "Mother" as an example of a great record with one bad track. Records that are great from top to bottom receive the best grades here.