- Guns n' Roses - Appetite for Destruction
- Led Zeppelin
- Van Halen
- Wildhearts – Earth vs The Wildhearts
- Black Sabbath
- King Crimson - In the Court of the Crimson King
- Thunder – Backstreet Symphony
- Big Country – The Crossing
- Iron Maiden
Artists further down the list include Jimi Hendrix, The Doors, Pearl Jam, Nirvana, Meat Loaf, Rush, Metallica, Lynyrd Skynyrd, AC/DC, Pink Floyd, Bad Company, The Cars, Queen, Cheap Trick, KISS, CSNY, Steely Dan, The Rolling Stones, U2 and The Who.
Artists whose first albums did not make the Top 100 include CSN, Bob Dylan, The Beatles, Eric Clapton, Cream, The Byrds, Yes and the Eagles.