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Albums You're Guaranteed To Find In Every Parent's CD Collection  

Rebecca Shortall
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List Rules Vote up the album you'd be least surprised to encounter in a parent's CD tower.

Whether you're hanging at your best friend's house, taking a peek at your aunt's record collection, or rifling through the glove box in your dad's car, the results are always the same: you find those few albums every parent owns. It seems like the exact same mix of early 2000s albums and classic records filled up every CD tower and drawer. These guitar rock albums and soft contemporary hits probably provided the soundtrack to your childhood, before you got your own taste in music and had enough allowance to buy some discs yourself.

To be fair, some of the CDs in your parent's collection are probably among the greatest albums of all time. Who doesn't love Michael Jackson's Thriller, or the the Beatles' top hits? But some of these albums beloved by your mom or dad might make you cringe. Sure, you love them, but it's awkward to watch your parents throw on Abba and attempt some '80s-inspired moves.

How do these albums get into each parent's collection? Who knows! However they end up in that CD rack, it's time to celebrate the music your mom listens to and the CDs your dad loves.

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Rumours is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Albums You're Guaranteed To Find In Every Parent's CD Collection
Fleetwood Mac
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The Dark Side of the Moon is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Albums You're Guaranteed To Find In Every Parent's CD Collection
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Led Zeppelin IV is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Albums You're Guaranteed To Find In Every Parent's CD Collection
BHinz added Led Zeppelin
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Abbey Road is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Albums You're Guaranteed To Find In Every Parent's CD Collection
BHinz added The Beatles
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Boston is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Albums You're Guaranteed To Find In Every Parent's CD Collection
Twiggsy added Boston
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Hotel California is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Albums You're Guaranteed To Find In Every Parent's CD Collection
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Who's Next is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Albums You're Guaranteed To Find In Every Parent's CD Collection
The Who
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Back in Black is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Albums You're Guaranteed To Find In Every Parent's CD Collection
Twiggsy added AC/DC
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Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Cl... is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Albums You're Guaranteed To Find In Every Parent's CD Collection
BHinz added The Beatles
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Led Zeppelin is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Albums You're Guaranteed To Find In Every Parent's CD Collection
Led Zeppelin
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The Wall is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Albums You're Guaranteed To Find In Every Parent's CD Collection
Pink Floyd
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Highway to Hell is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Albums You're Guaranteed To Find In Every Parent's CD Collection
Twiggsy added AC/DC
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The White Album is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Albums You're Guaranteed To Find In Every Parent's CD Collection
BHinz added The Beatles
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The Cars is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Albums You're Guaranteed To Find In Every Parent's CD Collection
The Cars
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Revolver is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Albums You're Guaranteed To Find In Every Parent's CD Collection
BHinz added The Beatles
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Bat Out of Hell is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Albums You're Guaranteed To Find In Every Parent's CD Collection
Meat Loaf
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Foreigner is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Albums You're Guaranteed To Find In Every Parent's CD Collection
Foreigner
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The Beatles is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Albums You're Guaranteed To Find In Every Parent's CD Collection
The Beatles
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Rubber Soul is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Albums You're Guaranteed To Find In Every Parent's CD Collection
BHinz added The Beatles
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Scarecrow is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Albums You're Guaranteed To Find In Every Parent's CD Collection
John Mellencamp
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Houses of the Holy is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Albums You're Guaranteed To Find In Every Parent's CD Collection
BHinz added Led Zeppelin
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Candy-O is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Albums You're Guaranteed To Find In Every Parent's CD Collection
Twiggsy added The Cars
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Gold: Greatest Hits is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Albums You're Guaranteed To Find In Every Parent's CD Collection
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Infinity is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Albums You're Guaranteed To Find In Every Parent's CD Collection
Twiggsy added Journey
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Van Halen is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Albums You're Guaranteed To Find In Every Parent's CD Collection
Twiggsy added Van Halen