Best drumming album of all time?

Swiss Matthias

Platinum Member
Serious Young Insects - On The Virg, Drummer: Virgil Donati

Drumming from a different planet!!

Secrets - Allan Holdsworth, Drummer: Vinnie Colaiuta

Drumming from another different planet.

EnRoute Live - John Scofield, Drummer: Bill Stewart

(I know it's been mentioned before in the thread

Also: Bill Stewart's solo records like Telepathy or Incandescence


Silver Member
"Moonloop" by Porcupine Tree, from 1994. Drumming by Chris Maitland, which is just amazing, its really the definition of groove if you ask me!


Senior Member
Many great drummers, bands and albums have been listed on this long ongoing thread. It has been educational for me as I checked out several I was not familiar with and even purchased a couple of albums on iTunes because of it.

It is a very hard choice but I would personally have to go with Deep Purple's Machine Head. In my formative years as a musician (though not yet a drummer), it made such an impression on me. Ian Paice's energy, agility and musicality caught my ear as a youngster back then and has stayed with me to this day.