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This Christmas I received a copy of 1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die

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I'm going to take the opportunity to expose myself to a some music that I wouldn't otherwise hear. I'm going to use this thread to record my thoughts. With 1001 albums this is going to be a very (very!) long-term project. Feel free to comment on the albums or to just ignore this thread completely. :mrgreen:

They're listed in chronological order so we start in the 50s:

First up - Frank Sinatra In the Wee Small Hours
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Apparently this was one of the first 12-inch releases and helped popularize the format. Wiki describes it as a concept album about lost love and loneliness. I've never big a big Sinatra fan - he's got a great voice but most of his material is so stuck in a certain time that it's hard for me to enjoy it. I have the same problem here - any message seems to be drowned in a schmaltzy orchestral backing. My enthusiasm to hear "Sinatra's best" quickly petered out and I only made it through by drinking some scotch and pretending to be stuck in an episode of "Mad Men." I'm glad to put this one behind me.


(On a side note - holy moly are there a lot of commercials with a free Spotify account! I haven't used the service in a few years and they've really ramped up the number of ads.)
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Is there a list of them?
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Are you sure it's not "You Must Die After You Hear These 1001 Albums" ?

Frank Sinatra wrote some good drinking songs. I like him in small doses and in the right context, such as a bar.
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Jaymann wrote: Sat Jan 09, 2021 1:13 am Is there a list of them?
Here's a list although they're not quite in the order they are in the book. That list also has more than 1001 albums - the book came out in 2005 so it seems they added a few more recent releases. I'll listen to those too - in 2025 or so when I work my way through this book. :oops:
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Kraken wrote: Sat Jan 09, 2021 1:13 am Are you sure it's not "You Must Die After You Hear These 1001 Albums" ?
It picks up pretty quickly. I had to push through the Sinatra though - good thing I only started drinking halfway through or I might have fallen asleep.
Frank Sinatra wrote some good drinking songs. I like him in small doses and in the right context, such as a bar.
Yeah I think one or two songs at a time is fine. An entire 40 minute album was a LOT.
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Oops! That page can’t be found.
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Jaymann wrote: Sat Jan 09, 2021 1:27 am Oops! That page can’t be found.
https://blacksunshinemedia.com/music/10 ... e-you-die/

I broke the link the first time.

Did I mention the scotch? :mrgreen:
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Next up - Elvis Presley - 1956
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It's hard with some of the early albums to listen with fresh ears. I've never sat down and listend to this album but some songs like "Blue Suede Shoes" are just so iconic that I've heard them many times already. This is Elvis' first album and the first "rock'n'roll" album to hit the top of the charts. Listening to it I'm more surprised at how many tracks strike me as more country or blues than rock'n'roll ("I'm Counting on You","I Love You Because") - it seems that's because in the rush to get an album out they used previously recorded sessions that were more country-oriented than his r'n'r stuff. For me this is a much more enjoyable listen then the Frank Sinatra album. I would never sit down to listen to an Elvis album but I'm a fan of early rock'n'roll and rockabilly so I can dig most of these tracks.

And who doesn't love "Tutti Frutti"! It's two minutes of pure energy.
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Actually 1,047 but who's counting. I have heard 136 (I only counted where I have heard the full album), and almost nothing after 1/2 way down. No Ry Cooder and no Roy Buchanan is a travesty. And why would they pick Unplugged for Nirvana?


Frank Sinatra – In The Wee Small Hours (1955)
Duke Ellington – Ellington At Newport (1956)
1 Elvis Presley – Elvis Presley (1956)
Frank Sinatra – Songs For Swingin’ Lovers! (1956)
Louvin Brothers – Tragic Songs Of Life (1956)
Miles Davis – Birth Of The Cool (1956)
Count Basie – The Atomic Mr Basie (1957)
Fats Domino – This Is Fats (1957)
Little Richard – Here’s Little Richard (1957)
Louis Prima – The Wildest (1957)
Machito – Kenya (1957)
Sabu Martinez – Palo Congo (1957)
1001_BuddyThe Crickets – The Chirping Crickets (1957)
Thelonious Monk – Brilliant Corners (1957)
Billie Holiday – Lady In Satin (1958)
Ramblin’ Jack Elliott – Jack Takes The Floor (1958)
Sarah Vaughan – Sarah Vaughan At Mister Kelly’s (1958)
Tito Puente & His Orchestra – Dance Mania Vol 1 (1958)
Dave Brubeck Quartet – Time Out (1959)
Ella Fitzgerald – Sings The Gershwin Song Book (1959)
Marty Robbins – Gunfighter Ballads And Trail Songs (1959)
Miles Davis – Kind Of Blue (1959)
Ray Charles – The Genius Of Ray Charles (1959)
Elvis Presley – Elvis Is Back! (1960)
1001_EverlyEverly Brothers – A Date With The Everly Brothers (1960)
Joan Baez – Joan Baez (1960)
Miriam Makeba – Miriam Makeba (1960)
Muddy Waters – Muddy Waters At Newport (1960)
Bill Evans – Sunday At The Village Vanguard (1961)
Jimmy Smith – Back At The Chicken Shack (1961)
Booker T & The MGs – Green Onions (1962)
Ray Charles – Modern Sounds In Country And Western Music (1962)
Stan Getz & Charlie Byrd – Jazz Samba (1962)
Charles Mingus – The Black Saint And The Sinner Lady (1963)
James Brown – Live At The Apollo (1963)
1001_Philspector_XmasPhil Spector – A Christmas Gift For You (1963)
Ray Price – Night Life (1963)
Sam Cooke – Live At The Harlem Square (1963)
2 The Beatles – With The Beatles (1963)
Bert Jansch – Bert Jansch (1964)
3 Bob Dylan – The Freewheelin’ Bob Dylan (1964)
Dusty Springfield – A Girl Called Dusty (1964)
Jacques Brel – Olympia 64 (1964)
John Coltrane – A Love Supreme (1964)
Solomon Burke – Rock ‘N’ Soul (1964)
Stan Getz & Joao Gilberto – Getz/Gilberto (1964)
4 The Beatles – A Hard Day’s Night (1964)
5 The Rolling Stones – The Rolling Stones (1964)
BB King – Live At The Regal (1965)
6 Bob Dylan – Bringing It All Back Home (1965)
7 Bob Dylan – Highway 61 Revisited (1965)
Buck Owens & His Buckeroos – I’ve Got A Tiger By The Tail (1965)
Jerry Lee Lewis – Live At The Star Club Hamburg (1965)
Otis Redding – Otis Blue: Otis Redding Sings Soul (1965)
The Beach Boys – The Beach Boys Today! (1965)
8 The Beatles – Rubber Soul (1965)
9 The Byrds – Mr Tambourine Man (1965)
1001_The SonicsThe Sonics – Here Are The Sonics (1965)
10 The Who – My Generation (1965)
11 13th Floor Elevators – The Psychedelic Sounds Of The 13th Floor Elevators (1966)
12 Bob Dylan – Blonde On Blonde (1966)
13 Donovan – Sunshine Superman (1966)
Fred Neil – Fred Neil (1966)
14 John Mayall’s Blues Breakers – Blues Breakers With Eric Clapton (1966)
Nina Simone – Wild Is The Wind (1966)
15 Paul Revere & The Raiders – Midnight Ride (1966)
16 Simon & Garfunkel – Parsley, Sage, Rosemary And Thyme (1966)
The Beach Boys – Pet Sounds (1966)
17 The Beatles – Revolver (1966)
18 The Byrds – Fifth Dimension (1966)
19 The Kinks – Face To Face (1966)
The Mamas & The Papas – If You Can Believe Your Eyes And Ears (1966)
The Mamas & The Papas – The Mamas And The Papas (1966)
The Monks – Black Monk Time (1966)
20 The Mothers Of Invention – Freak Out! (1966)
21 The Rolling Stones – Aftermath (1966)
22 The Yardbirds – The Yardbirds (1966)
Aretha Franklin – I Never Loved A Man The Way I Love You (1967)
23 Buffalo Springfield – Buffalo Springfield Again (1967)
24 Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band – Safe As Milk (1967)
25 Country Joe & The Fish – Electric Music For The Mind And Body (1967)
26 Cream – Disraeli Gears (1967)
Frank Sinatra – Frank Albert Sinatra And Antonio Carlos Jobim (1967)
27 Jefferson Airplane – Surrealistic Pillow (1967)
28 Jimi Hendrix – Are You Experienced? (1967)
29 Jimi Hendrix – Axis: Bold As Love (1967)
Loretta Lynn – Don’t Come Home A Drinkin’ (With Lovin’ On Your Mind) (1967)
Love – Da Capo (1967)
Love – Forever Changes (1967)
Merle Haggard – I’m A Lonesome Fugitive (1967)
30 Moby Grape – Moby Grape (1967)
Nico – Chelsea Girl (1967)
Pink Floyd – The Piper At The Gates Of Dawn (1967)
31 The Beatles – Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band (1967)
The Beau Brummels – Triangle (1967)
32 The Byrds – Younger Than Yesterday (1967)
33 The Doors – The Doors (1967)
34 The Electric Prunes – I Had Too Much To Dream (Last Night) (1967)
35 The Kinks – Something Else By The Kinks (1967)
36 The Monkees – Headquarters (1967)
37 The Mothers Of Invention – We’re Only In It For The Money (1967)
38 The Velvet Underground – The Velvet Underground And Nico (1967)
39 The Velvet Underground – White Light/White Heat (1967)
40 The Who – The Who Sell Out (1967)
41 The Young Rascals – Groovin’ (1967)
Alexander Spence – Oar (1968)
Aretha Franklin – Aretha: Lady Soul (1968)
Astrud Gilberto – Beach Samba (1968)
42 Big Brother & The Holding Company – Cheap Thrills (1968)
43 Blue Cheer – Vincebus Eruptum (1968)
Caetano Veloso – Caetano Veloso (1968)
Iron Butterfly – In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida (1968)
44 Jeff Beck – Truth (1968)
45 Jimi Hendrix – Electric Ladyland (1968)
Johnny Cash – At Folsom Prison (1968)
Laura Nyro – Eli And The Thirteenth Confession (1968)
Leonard Cohen – The Songs Of Leonard Cohen (1968)
Os Mutantes – Os Mutantes (1968)
Ravi Shankar – The Sounds Of India (1968)
Scott Walker – Scott 2 (1968)
Shivkumar Sharma – Call Of The Valley (1968)
Simon & Garfunkel – Bookends (1968)
46 The Band – Music From Big Pink (1968)
47 The Beatles – White Album (1968)
The Byrds – Sweetheart Of The Rodeo (1968)
The Byrds – The Notorious Byrd Brothers (1968)
The Incredible String Band – The Hangman’s Beautiful Daughter (1968)
The Kinks – The Kinks Are The Village Green Preservation Society (1968)
The Pretty Things – S F Sorrow (1968)
48 The Rolling Stones – Beggars Banquet (1968)
The Small Faces – Ogden’s Nut Gone Flake (1968)
The United States Of America – The United States Of America (1968)
49 The Who – Tommy (1968)
The Zombies – Odessey And Oracle (1968)
Tim Buckley – Happy Sad (1968)
Tim Buckley – Goodbye And Hello (1968)
50 Traffic – Traffic (1968)
51 Blood, Sweat & Tears – Blood, Sweat And Tears (1969)
52 Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band – Trout Mask Replica (1969)
53 Chicago Transit Authority – Chicago Transit Authority (1969)
54 Creedence Clearwater Revival – Bayou Country (1969)
55 Creedence Clearwater Revival – Green River (1969)
56 Crosby, Stills & Nash – Crosby, Stills And Nash (1969)
Dr John, The Night Tripper – Gris Gris (1969)
Dusty Springfield – Dusty In Memphis (1969)
Elvis Presley – From Elvis in Memphis (1969)
Fairport Convention – Liege And Lief (1969)
Fairport Convention – Unhalfbricking (1969)
Flying Burrito Brothers – The Gilded Palace Of Sin (1969)
57 Frank Zappa – Hot Rats (1969)
Isaac Hayes – Hot Buttered Soul (1969)
Johnny Cash – Johnny Cash At San Quentin (1969)
King Crimson – In The Court Of The Crimson King (1969)58
58 Led Zeppelin – Led Zeppelin (1969)
59 Led Zeppelin – Led Zeppelin II (1969)
Leonard Cohen – Songs From A Room (1969)
MC5 – Kick Out The Jams (1969)
Miles Davis – In A Silent Way (1969)
60 Neil Young With Crazy Horse – Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere (1969)
Nick Drake – Five Leaves Left (1969)
Pentangle – Basket Of Light (1969)
61 Quicksilver Messenger Service – Happy Trails (1969)
Scott Walker – Scott 4 (1969)
Sly & The Family Stone – Stand! (1969)
62 The Band – The Band (1969)
63 The Beatles – Abbey Road (1969)
The Bee Gees – Odessa (1969)
The Kinks – Arthur: Or The Decline And Fall Of The British Empire (1969)
64 The Rolling Stones – Let It Bleed (1969)
The Stooges – The Stooges (1969)
The Temptations – Cloud Nine (1969)
65 The Velvet Underground – The Velvet Underground (1969)
66 The Youngbloods – Elephant Mountain (1969)
Van Morrison – Astral Weeks (1969)
Ananda Shankar – Ananda Shankar (1970)
Black Sabbath – Black Sabbath (1970)
Black Sabbath – Paranoid (1970)
Cat Stevens – Tea For The Tillerman (1970)
67 Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young – Déjà Vu (1970)
Deep Purple – In Rock (1970)
68 Derek & The Dominos – Layla And Other Assorted Love Songs (1970)
69 George Harrison – All Things Must Pass (1970)
James Taylor – Sweet Baby James (1970)
70 John Lennon – Plastic Ono Band (1970)
71 Led Zeppelin – Led Zeppelin III (1970)
72 Paul McCartney – McCartney (1970)
Miles Davis – Bitches Brew (1970)
73 Neil Young – After The Gold Rush (1970)
Nick Drake – Bryter Layter (1970)
74 Rod Stewart – Gasoline Alley (1970)
75 Santana – Abraxas (1970)
Simon & Garfunkel – Bridge Over Troubled Water (1970)
Soft Machine – Third (1970)
76 Spirit – Twelve Dreams Of Dr Sardonicus (1970)
77 Stephen Stills – Stephen Stills (1970)
Syd Barrett – The Madcap Laughs (1970)
The Carpenters – Close To You (1970)
78 The Doors – Morrison Hotel (1970)
79 The Grateful Dead – American Beauty (1970)
80 The Grateful Dead – Live/Dead (1970)
The Stooges – Fun House (1970)
81 The Who – Live At Leeds (1970)
82 Traffic – John Barleycorn Must Die (1970)
Van Morrison – Moondance (1970)
Can – Tago Mago (1971)
Carole King – Tapestry (1971)
83 Creedence Clearwater Revival – Cosmo’s Factory (1971)
David Crosby – If Only I Could Remember My Name (1971)
Dolly Parton – Coat Of Many Colours (1971)
Don McLean – American Pie (1971)
Elton John – Madman Across The Water (1971)
Emerson, Lake & Palmer – Pictures At An Exhibition (1971)
Emerson, Lake & Palmer – Tarkus (1971)
Faces – A Nod Is As Good As A Wink … To A Blind Horse (1971)
Fela Kuti & The Afrika 70 – With Ginger Baker Live! (1971)
84 Flamin’ Groovies – Teenage Head (1971)
Funkadelic – Maggot Brain (1971)
Harry Nilsson – Nilsson Schmilsson (1971)
Isaac Hayes – Shaft (1971)
Janis Joplin – Pearl (1971)
85Jethro Tull – Aqualung (1971)
86 John Lennon – Imagine (1971)
Joni Mitchell – Blue (1971)
87 Led Zeppelin – Led Zeppelin IV (1971)
Leonard Cohen – Songs Of Love And Hate (1971)
Marvin Gaye – What’s Going On (1971)
88 Rod Stewart – Every Picture Tells A Story (1971)
Serge Gainsbourg – Histoire De Melody Nelson (1971)
Sly & The Family Stone – There’s A Riot Goin’ On (1971)
T Rex – Electric Warrior (1971)
89 The Allman Brothers Band – At Fillmore East (1971)
The Beach Boys – Surf’s Up (1971)
The Bee Gees – Trafalgar (1971)
The Doors – L A Woman (1971)
90 The Rolling Stones – Sticky Fingers (1971)
91 The Who – Who’s Next (1971)
92 Yes – Fragile (1971)
Yes – The Yes Album (1971)
Al Green – Let’s Stay Together (1972)
Alice Cooper – School’s Out (1972)
Big Star – No 1 Record (1972)
Black Sabbath – Black Sabbath Vol 4 (1972)
Burning Spear – Marcus Garvey (1972)
Curtis Mayfield – Superfly (1972)
David Ackles – American Gothic (1972)
David Bowie – Hunky Dory (1972)
David Bowie – The Rise & Fall Of Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From Mars (1972)
Deep Purple – Machine Head (1972)
Gene Clark – White Light (1972)
Hugh Masekela – Home Is Where The Music Is (1972)
John Prine – John Prine (1972)
Lou Reed – Transformer (1972)
Milton Nascimento & Lo Borges – Clube Da Esquina (1972)
93 Neil Young – Harvest (1972)
Nick Drake – Pink Moon (1972)
Nitty Gritty Dirt Band – Will The Circle Be Unbroken (1972)
Paul Simon – Paul Simon (1972)
Randy Newman – Sail Away (1972)
Roxy Music – Roxy Music (1972)
Slade – Slayed? (1972)
94 Steely Dan – Can’t Buy A Thrill (1972)
Stevie Wonder – Talking Book (1972)
T Rex – The Slider (1972)
The Eagles – Eagles (1972)
95 The Rolling Stones – Exile On Main Street (1972)
The Temptations – All Directions (1972)
Todd Rundgren – Something/Anything? (1972)
War – The World Is A Ghetto (1972)
Yes – Close To The Edge (1972)
Alice Cooper – Billion Dollar Babies (1973)
96 Bob Marley & The Wailers – Catch A Fire (1973)
Can – Future Days (1973)
David Bowie – Aladdin Sane (1973)
Deep Purple – Made In Japan (1973)
Elton John – Goodbye Yellow Brick Road (1973)
Faust – Faust IV (1973)
Genesis – Selling England By The Pound (1973)
Gram Parsons – Grievous Angel (1973)
Hawkwind – Space Ritual (1973)
Iggy & The Stooges – Raw Power (1973)
John Cale – Paris 1919 (1973)
John Martyn – Solid Air (1973)
King Crimson – Lark’s Tongues In Aspic (1973)
Lou Reed – Berlin (1973)
Lynyrd Skynyrd – Pronounced Leh-Nerd Skin-Nerd (1973)
Marvin Gaye – Let’s Get It On (1973)
Mike Oldfield – Tubular Bells (1973)
Mott The Hoople – Mott (1973)
New York Dolls – New York Dolls (1973)
97 Paul McCartney & Wings – Band On The Run (1973)
98 Pink Floyd – The Dark Side Of The Moon (1973)
Roxy Music – For Your Pleasure (1973)
99 Steely Dan – Countdown To Ecstasy (1973)
Stephen Stills – Manassas (1973)
Stevie Wonder – Innervisions (1973)
The Incredible Bongo Band – Bongo Rock (1973)
The Isley Brothers – 3 3 (1973)
The Sensational Alex Harvey Band – Next … (1973)
Todd Rundgren – A Wizard, A True Star (1973)
Waylon Jennings – Honky Tonk Heroes (1973)
100 ZZ Top – Tres Hombres (1973)
10CC – Sheet Music (1974)
Bad Company – Bad Company (1974)
Bob Dylan – Blood On The Tracks (1974)
Brian Eno – Here Come The Warm Jets (1974)
Dennis Wilson – Pacific Ocean Blue (1974)
101 Eric Clapton – 461 Ocean Blvd (1974)
Gene Clark – No Other (1974)
Genesis – Lamb Lies Down On Broadway (1974)
George Jones – The Grand Tour (1974)
Gil Scott-Heron & Brian Jackson – Winter In America (1974)
Herbie Hancock – Head Hunters (1974)
Joni Mitchell – Court And Spark (1974)
Kraftwerk – Autobahn (1974)
Neil Young – On The Beach (1974)
Queen – Queen II (1974)
Queen – Sheer Heart Attack (1974)
Randy Newman – Good Old Boys (1974)
Richard & Linda Thompson – I Want To See The Bright Lights Tonight (1974)
Robert Wyatt – Rock Bottom (1974)
Roxy Music – Country Life (1974)
Sparks – Kimono My House (1974)
102 Steely Dan – Pretzel Logic (1974)
Stevie Wonder – Fulfillingness’ First Finale (1974)
Supertramp – Crime Of The Century (1974)
Tangerine Dream – Phaedra (1974)
Van Morrison – It’s Too Late To Stop Now (1974)
Aerosmith – Toys In The Attic (1975)
Bob Marley & The Wailers – Natty Dread (1975)
Brian Eno – Another Green World (1975)
Bruce Springsteen – Born To Run (1975)
Curtis Mayfield – There’s No Place Like America Today (1975)
David Bowie – Young Americans (1975)
Dion – Born To Be With You (1975)
Earth, Wind & Fire – That’s The Way Of The World (1975)
Emmylou Harris – Pieces Of The Sky (1975)
Joni Mitchell – The Hissing Of Summer Lawns (1975)
Keith Jarrett – The Koln Concert (1975)
Led Zeppelin – Physical Graffiti (1975)
103 Neil Young – Tonight’s The Night (1975)
Neu! – Neu! 75 (1975)
Patti Smith – Horses (1975)
Peter Frampton – Frampton Comes Alive (1975)
Pink Floyd – Wish You Were Here (1975)
Queen – A Night At The Opera (1975)
Rahul Dev Burman – Shalimar/College Girl (Soundtrack) (1975)
Shuggie Otis – Inspiration Information (1975)
The Dictators – Go Girl Crazy! (1975)
Tim Buckley – Greetings From L A (1975)
104 Tom Waits – Nighthawks At The Diner (1975)
Willie Nelson – Red Headed Stranger (1975)
ABBA – Arrival (1976)
Aerosmith – Rocks (1976)
Boston – Boston (1976)
David Bowie – Station To Station (1976)
Joan Armatrading – Joan Armatrading (1976)
Joni Mitchell – Hejira (1976)
Jorge Ben – Africa Brasil (1976)
Kiss – Destroyer (1976)
Parliament – Mothership Connection (1976)
Peter Tosh – Legalize It (1976)
Ramones – Ramones (1976)
Rush – 2112 (1976)
Stevie Wonder – Songs In The Key Of Life (1976)
The Eagles – Hotel California (1976)
Billy Joel – The Stranger (1977)
Bob Marley & The Wailers – Exodus (1977)
Brian Eno – Before And After Science (1977)
Chic – C’est Chic (1977)
David Bowie – Heroes (1977)
David Bowie – Low (1977)
Electric Light Orchestra – Out Of The Blue (1977)
105 Elvis Costello – My Aim Is True (1977)
Fela Kuti & The Afrika 70 – Zombie (1977)
106 Fleetwood Mac – Rumours (1977)
Ian Dury – New Boots And Panties! (1977)
Iggy Pop – Lust For Life (1977)
Iggy Pop – The Idiot (1977)
Jean Michel Jarre – Oxygene (1977)
John Martyn – One World (1977)
Kraftwerk – Trans-Europe Express (1977)
Pere Ubu – The Modern Dance (1977)
Peter Gabriel – Peter Gabriel I (1977)
Sex Pistols – Never Mind The Bollocks, Here’s The Sex Pistols (1977)
107 Steely Dan – Aja (1977)
Suicide – Suicide (1977)
Talking Heads – Talking Heads 77 (1977)
108 The Clash – The Clash (1977)
The Modern Lovers – The Modern Lovers (1977)
The Penguin Cafe Orchestra – Music From The Penguin Cafe (1977)
The Stranglers – Rattus Norvegicus (1977)
109 Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers – Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers (1977)
Weather Report – Heavy Weather (1977)
Wire – Pink Flag (1977)
Big Star – Third/Sister Lovers (1978)
119 Blondie – Parallel Lines (1978)
Brian Eno – Ambient 1: Music For Airports (1978)
Bruce Springsteen – Darkness On The Edge Of Town (1978)
Buzzcocks – Another Music In A Different Kitchen (1978)
Cheap Trick – At Budokan (1978)
Devo – Q: Are We Not Men? A: We Are Devo! (1978)
120 Dire Straits – Dire Straits (1978)
Elis Regina – Vento De Maio (1978)
121 Elvis Costello – This Year’s Model (1978)
Funkadelic – One Nation Under A Groove (1978)
Joe Ely – Honky Tonk Masquerade (1978)
Kraftwerk – The Man Machine (1978)
Magazine – Real Life (1978)
Marvin Gaye – Here, My Dear (1978)
Meat Loaf – Bat Out Of Hell (1978)
Muddy Waters – Hard Again (1978)
Pere Ubu – Dub Housing (1978)
Public Image Ltd – Public Image (1978)
Siouxsie & The Banshees – The Scream (1978)
Talking Heads – More Songs About Buildings And Food (1978)
Television – Marquee Moon (1978)
The Adverts – Crossing The Red Sea With The Adverts (1978)
122 The Cars – The Cars (1978)
The Jam – All Mod Cons (1978)
The Only Ones – The Only Ones (1978)
The Residents – Duck Stab/Buster And Glen (1978)
The Saints – Eternally Yours (1978)
Thin Lizzy – Live And Dangerous (1978)
Throbbing Gristle – DOA: Third And Final Report (1978)
Van Halen – Van Halen (1978)
Willie Colon & Ruben Blades – Siembra (1978)
Willie Nelson – Stardust (1978)
X-Ray Spex – Germ Freen Adolescents (1978)
AC/DC – Highway To Hell (1979)
Chic – Risque (1979)
Crusaders – Street Life (1979)
123 Elvis Costello & The Attractions – Armed Forces (1979)
Fleetwood Mac – Tusk (1979)
Gang Of Four – Entertainment! (1979)
Gary Numan – The Pleasure Principle (1979)
Holger Czukay – Movies (1979)
Japan – Quiet Life (1979)
Joy Division – Unknown Pleasure (1979)
Marianne Faithfull – Broken English (1979)
Michael Jackson – Off The Wall (1979)
124 Neil Young With Crazy Horse – Rust Never Sleeps (1979)
Pink Floyd – The Wall (1979)
125 Pretenders – Pretenders (1979)
Public Image Ltd – Metal Box (1979)
Sister Sledge – We Are Family (1979)
Talking Heads – Fear Of Music (1979)
126 The B-52s – The B-52s (1979)
127 The Clash – London Calling (1979)
The Damned – Machine Gun Etiquette (1979)
The Fall – Live At The Witch Trails (1979)
The Germs – GI (1979)
128 The Police – Reggatta De Blanc (1979)
The Slits – Cut (1979)
129 The Specials – Specials (1979)
The Undertones – The Undertones (1979)
AC/DC – Back In Black (1980)
Adam & The Ants – Kings Of The Wild Frontier (1980)
Dexys Midnight Runners – Searching For The Young Soul Rebels (1980)
Echo & The Bunnymen – Crocodiles (1980)
Iron Maiden – Iron Maiden (1980)
Joy Division – Closer (1980)
Judas Priest – British Steel (1980)
Killing Joke – Killing Joke (1980)
Motorhead – Ace Of Spades (1980)
Peter Gabriel – Peter Gabriel (III) (1980)
Steve Winwood – Arc Of A Diver (1980)
Talking Heads – Remain In Light (1980)
The Circle Jerks – Group Sex (1980)
The Cramps – Songs The Lord Taught Us (1980)
The Cure – Seventeen Seconds (1980)
The Dead Kennedys – Fresh Fruit For Rotting Vegetables (1980)
The Jam – Sound Affects (1980)
The Soft Boys – Underwater Moonlight (1980)
The Specials – More Specials (1980)
The Teardrop Explodes – Kilimanjaro (1980)
The Undertones – Hypnotised (1980)
Tom Waits – Heartattack And Vine (1980)
UB40 – Signing Off (1980)
ABBA – The Visitors (1981)
Bauhaus – Mask (1981)
Black Flag – Damaged (1981)
Bobby Womack – The Poet (1981)
Brian Eno & David Byrne – My Life In The Bush Of Ghosts (1981)
Einsturzende Neubauten – Kollaps (1981)
Heaven 17 – Penthouse And Pavement (1981)
Motorhead – No Sleep ‘Til Hammersmith (1981)
Rush – Moving Pictures (1981)
Siouxsie & The Banshees – Juju (1981)
Soft Cell – Non-Stop Erotic Cabaret (1981)
The Go-Gos – Beauty And The Beat (1981)
The Gun Club – Fire Of Love (1981)
The Human League – Dare (1981)
The Psychedelic Furs – Talk, Talk, Talk (1981)
Tom Tom Club – Tom Tom Club (1981)
X – Wild Gift (1981)
ABC – The Lexicon Of Love (1982)
Associates – Sulk (1982)
Birthday Party – Junkyard (1982)
Bruce Springsteen – Nebraska (1982)
Dexys Midnight Runners – Too-Rye-Ay (1982)
Donald Fagen – The Nightfly (1982)
130 Elvis Costello & The Attractions – Imperial Bedroom (1982)
Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five – The Message (1982)
Haircut One Hundred – Pelican West (1982)
Iron Maiden – The Number Of The Beast (1982)
Kate Bush – The Dreaming (1982)
Madness – The Rise And Fall (1982)
131 Michael Jackson – Thriller (1982)
Orange Juice – Rip It Up (1982)
Prince – 1999 (1982)
Simple Minds – New Gold Dream (81, 82, 83, 84) (1982)
The Cure – Pornography (1982)
Venom – Black Metal (1982)
Violent Femmes – Violent Femmes (1982)
Culture Club – Colour By Numbers (1983)
Def Leppard – Pyromania (1983)
Duran Duran – Rio (1983)
Echo & The Bunnymen – Porcupine (1983)
Eurythmics – Sweet Dreams (Are Made Of This) (1983)
Hanoi Rocks – Back To Mystery City (1983)
Malcolm McLaren – Duck Rock (1983)
Meat Puppets – Meat Puppets II (1983)
Minor Threat – Out Of Step (1983)
Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark – Architecture And Morality (1983)
Paul Simon – Hearts And Bones (1983)
REM – Murmur (1983)
132 The Police – Synchronicity (1983)
The The – Soul Mining (1983)
Tom Waits – Swordfishtrombones (1983)
133 U2 – War (1983)
ZZ Top – Eliminator (1983)
Blue Nile – A Walk Across The Rooftops (1984)
Bruce Springsteen – Born In The USA (1984)
Cyndi Lauper – She’s So Unusual (1984)
Cocteau Twins – Treasure (1984)
Echo & The Bunnymen – Ocean Rain (1984)
Frankie Goes To Hollywood – Welcome To The Pleasuredome (1984)
Lloyd Cole & The Commotions – Rattlesnakes (1984)
Minutemen – Double Nickels On The Dime (1984)
Prince & The Revolution – Purple Rain (1984)
Run-DMC – Run-DMC (1984)
Sade – Diamond Life (1984)
The Replacements – Let It Be (1984)
The Style Council – Café Bleu (1984)
Tina Turner – Private Dancer (1984)
Van Halen – 1984 (1984)
Youssou N’Dour – Immigres (1984)
Abdullah Ibrahim – Water From An Ancient Well (1985)
A-Ha – Hunting High And Low (1985)
Dexys Midnight Runners – Don’t Stand Me Down (1985)
134 Dire Straits – Brothers In Arms (1985)
Kate Bush – Hounds Of Love (1985)
Mekons – Fear And Whiskey (1985)
New Order – Low Life (1985)
Prefab Sprout – Steve McQueen (1985)
Scritti Politti – Cupid And Psyche 85 (1985)
Simply Red – Picture Book (1985)
Suzanne Vega – Suzanne Vega (1985)
Tears For Fears – Songs From The Big Chair (1985)
The Fall – This Nation’s Saving Grace (1985)
The Jesus & Mary Chain – Psychocandy (1985)
The Pogues – Rum, Sodomy And The Lash (1985)
The Smiths – Meat Is Murder (1985)
Tom Waits – Rain Dogs (1985)
Afrika Bambaataa & The Soul Sonic Force – Planet Rock: The Album (1986)
Anita Baker – Rapture (1986)
Bad Brains – I Against I (1986)
Beastie Boys – Licensed To Ill (1986)
Big Black – Atomizer (1986)
Billy Bragg – Talking With The Taxman About Poetry (1986)
Bon Jovi – Slippery When Wet (1986)
Elvis Costello & The Attractions – Blood And Chocolate (1986)
Megadeth – Peace Sells … But Who’s Buying? (1986)
Metallica – Master Of Puppets (1986)
Nanci Griffith – The Last Of The True Believers (1986)
Paul Simon – Graceland (1986)
Peter Gabriel – So (1986)
Run-DMC – Raising Hell (1986)
Slayer – Reign In Blood (1986)
Sonic Youth – Evol (1986)
Steve Earle – Guitar Town (1986)
The Smiths – The Queen Is Dead (1986)
The The – Infected (1986)
Throwing Muses – Throwing Muses (1986)
XTC – Skylarking (1986)
Anthrax – Among The Living (1987)
Astor Piazzolla & Gary Burton – The New Tango (1987)
Butthole Surfers – Locust Abortion Technician (1987)
Def Leppard – Hysteria (1987)
Depeche Mode – Music For The Masses (1987)
Dinosaur Jr – You’re Living All Over Me (1987)
Dolly Parton With Linda Ronstadt & Emmylou Harris – Trio (1987)
George Michael – Faith (1987)
Guns N’ Roses – Appetite For Destruction (1987)
Husker Du – Warehouse: Songs And Stories (1987)
John Zorn – Spy Vs Spy: The Music Of Ornette Coleman (1987)
Ladysmith Black Mambazo – Shaka Zulu (1987)
Laibach – Opus Dei (1987)
Michael Jackson – Bad (1987)
Napalm Death – Scum (1987)
Pet Shop Boys – Actually (1987)
Prince – Sign ‘O’ The Times (1987)
REM – Document (1987)
Sonic Youth – Sister (1987)
Talk Talk – The Colour Of Spring (1987)
Terence Trent D’Arby – Introducing The Hardline According To Terence Trent D’Arby (1987)
The Cult – Electric (1987)
The Jesus & Mary Chain – Darklands (1987)
The Sisters Of Mercy – Floodland (1987)
The Smiths – Strangeways, Here We Come (1987)
The Triffids – Calenture (1987)
U2 – The Joshua Tree (1987)
American Music Club – California (1988)
Cowboy Junkies – Trinity Session (1988)
Dagmar Krause – Tank Battles (1988)
Dinosaur Jr – Bug (1988)
Dwight Yoakam – Beuenas Noches From A Lonely Room (1988)
Everything But The Girl – Idlewild (1988)
Fishbone – Truth And Soul (1988)
Happy Mondays – Bummed (1988)
Jane’s Addiction – Nothing’s Shocking (1988)
KD Lang – Shadowland (1988)
Leonard Cohen – I’m Your Man (1988)
Living Colour – Vivid (1988)
Metallica – … And Justice For All (1988)
Morrissey – Viva Hate (1988)
Mudhoney – Superfuzz Bigmuff (1988)
My Bloody Valentine – Isn’t Anything (1988)
NWA – Straight Outta Compton (1988)
Pixies – Surfer Rosa (1988)
Public Enemy – It Takes A Nation Of Millions To Hold Us Back (1988)
Sonic Youth – Daydream Nation (1988)
The Go-Betweens – 16 Lovers Lane (1988)
The Pogues – If I Should Fall From Grace With God (1988)
The Sugarcubes – Life’s Too Good (1988)
The Waterboys – Fisherman’s Blues (1988)
Tracy Chapman – Tracy Chapman (1988)
808 State – 808:90 (1989)
Aerosmith – Pump (1989)
Baaba Maal & Mansour Seck – Djam Leelii (1989)
Barry Adamson – Moss Side Story (1989)
Beastie Boys – Paul’s Boutique (1989)
Bonnie Raitt – Nick Of Time (1989)
Coldcut – What’s That Noise? (1989)
De La Soul – 3 Feet High And Rising (1989)
Faith No More – The Real Thing (1989)
Firehose – Fromohio (1989)
Janet Jackson – Rhythm Nation 1814 (1989)
John Lee Hooker – The Healer (1989)
Jungle Brothers – Done By The Forces Of Nature (1989)
Kate Bush – Sensual World (1989)
Lenny Kravitz – Let Love Rule (1989)
Madonna – Like A Prayer (1989)
Neneh Cherry – Raw Like Sushi (1989)
New Order – Technique (1989)
Pixies – Doolittle (1989)
Queen Latifah – All Hail The Queen (1989)
REM – Green (1989)
Soul II Soul – Club Classics: Vol One (1989)
Spacemen 3 – Playing With Fire (1989)
The Stone Roses – The Stone Roses (1989)
The Young Gods – L’Eau Rouge (1989)
A Tribe Called Quest – People’s Instinctive Travels And The Paths Of Rhythm (1990)
Cocteau Twins – Heaven Or Las Vegas (1990)
Deee-Lite – World Clique (1990)
Depeche Mode – Violator (1990)
Digital Underground – Sex Packets (1990)
Fugazi – Repeater (1990)
George Michael – Listen Without Prejudice: Vol 1 (1990)
Happy Mondays – Pills ‘N’ Thrills And Bellyaches (1990)
Ice Cube – AmeriKKKa’s Most Wanted (1990)
Jane’s Addiction – Ritual De Lo Habitual (1990)
LL Cool J – Mama Said Knock You Out (1990)
Megadeth – Rust In Peace (1990)
Neil Young With Crazy Horse – Ragged Glory (1990)
Pet Shop Boys – Behaviour (1990)
Pixies – Bossanova (1990)
Public Enemy – Fear Of A Black Planet (1990)
Ride – Nowhere (1990)
Sinead O’Connor – I Do Not Want What I Haven’t Got (1990)
Sonic Youth – Goo (1990)
The Black Crowes – Shake Your Money Maker (1990)
The Cure – Disintegration (1990)
The KLF – White Room (1990)
The La’s – The La’s (1990)
The Shamen – En-Tact (1990)
A Tribe Called Quest – Low End Theory (1991)
Crowded House – Woodface (1991)
Cypress Hill – Cypress Hill (1991)
Gang Starr – Step In The Arena (1991)
Ice T – OG: Original Gangster (1991)
Jah Wobble & The Invaders Of The Heart – Rising Above Bedlam (1991)
Julian Cope – Peggy Suicide (1991)
Koffi Olomide – Haut De Gamme: Koweit, Rive Gauche (1991)
Massive Attack – Blue Lines (1991)
Metallica – Metallica (1991)
Mudhoney – Every Good Boy Deserves Fudge (1991)
My Bloody Valentine – Loveless (1991)
Nirvana – Nevermind (1991)
Primal Scream – Screamadelica (1991)
Public Enemy – Apocalypse 9 … The Enemy Strikes Back (1991)
Red Hot Chili Peppers – Blood Sugar Sex Magic (1991)
Saint Etienne – Foxbase Alpha (1991)
Sepultura – Arise (1991)
Slint – Spiderland (1991)
Teenage Fanclub – Bandwagonesque (1991)
U2 – Achtung Baby (1991)
Alice In Chains – Dirt (1992)
Aphex Twin – Selected Ambient Works 85-92 (1992)
Arrested Development – 3 Years, 5 Months And 2 Days In The Life Of Arrested Development (1992)
Baaba Maal – Lam Toro (1992)
Disposable Heroes Of Hiphoprisy – Hypocrisy Is The Greatest Luxury (1992)
KD Lang – Ingenue (1992)
Lemonheads – It’s A Shame About Ray (1992)
Ministry – Psalm 69 (1992)
Morrissey – Your Arsenal (1992)
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds – Henry’s Dream, By Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds (1992)
Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan – Devotional Songs (1992)
Pantera – Vulgar Display Of Power (1992)
Pearl Jam – Ten (1992)
PJ Harvey – Dry (1992)
REM – Automatic For The People (1992)
Sonic Youth – Dirty (1992)
Spiritualized – Lazer Guided Melodies (1992)
Stereo MCs – Connected (1992)
Sugar – Copper Blue (1992)
The Pharcyde – Bizarre Ride II The Pharcyde (1992)
Tom Waits – Bone Machine (1992)
Tori Amos – Little Earthquakes (1992)
Afghan Whigs – Gentlemen (1993)
Aimee Mann – Whatever (1993)
Auteurs – New Wave (1993)
Bjork – Debut (1993)
Blur – Modern Life Is Rubbish (1993)
Dre – The Chronic (1993)
Girls Against Boys – Venus Luxure No 1 Baby (1993)
Grant Lee Buffalo – Fuzzy (1993)
Ice Cube – Predator (1993)
Jamiroquai – Emergency On Planet Earth (1993)
MC Solaar – Qui Seme Le Vent Recolte Le Tempo (1993)
Nirvana – In Utero (1993)
Orbital – Orbital II (1993)
Paul Weller – Wild Wood (1993)
Pavement – Slanted And Enchanted (1993)
Pet Shop Boys – Very (1993)
PJ Harvey – Rid Of Me (1993)
Rage Against The Machine – Rage Against The Machine (1993)
Sebadoh – Bubble And Scrape (1993)
Sheryl Crow – Tuesday Night Music Club (1993)
Snoop Doggy Dogg – Doggystyle (1993)
Suede – Suede (1993)
The Boo Radleys – Giant Steps (1993)
The Fall – Infotainment Scan (1993)
The Smashing Pumpkins – Siamese Dream (1993)
William Orbit – Strange Cargo III (1993)
Wu-Tang Clan – Enter The Wu Tang (36 Chambers) (1993)
Ali Farka Toure – Talking Timbuktu (1994)
Beastie Boys – Ill Communication (1994)
Blur – Parklife (1994)
Drive Like Jehu – Yank Crime (1994)
135 Elvis Costello – Brutal Youth (1994)
Frank Black – Teenager Of The Year (1994)
G Love & Special Sauce – G Love And Special Sauce (1994)
Green Day – Dookie (1994)
Hole – Live Through This (1994)
Jeru The Damaja – The Sun Rises In The East (1994)
Liz Phair – Exile In Guyville (1994)
Manic Street Preachers – The Holy Bible (1994)
Massive Attack – Protection (1994)
Method Man – Tical (1994)
Morrissey – Vauxhall And I (1994)
Nas – Illmatic (1994)
Nine Inch Nails – The Downward Spiral (1994)
Nirvana – MTV Unplugged In New York (1994)
Oasis – Definitely Maybe (1994)
Orbital – Snivilisation (1994)
Pavement – Crooked Rain, Crooked Rain (1994)
Portishead – Dummy (1994)
Soundgarden – Superunknown (1994)
Suede – Dog Man Star (1994)
The Notorious BIG – Ready To Die (1994)
The Offspring – Smash (1994)
The Prodigy – Music For The Jilted Generation (1994)
The Sabres Of Paradise – Haunted Dancehall (1994)
Tupac – Me Against The World (1994)
Alanis Morrissette – Jagged Little Pill (1995)
D’Angelo – Brown Sugar (1995)
Elastica – Elastica (1995)
Femi Kuti – Femi Kuti (1995)
Foo Fighters – Foo Fighters (1995)
Garbage – Garbage (1995)
Genius GZA – Liquid Swords (1995)
Goldie – Timeless (1995)
Guided By Voices – Alien Lanes (1995)
Jeff Buckley – Grace (1995)
Leftfield – Leftism (1995)
Nightmares On Wax – Smokers Delight (1995)
Oasis – (What’s The Story) Morning Glory? (1995)
Pulp – Different Class (1995)
Radiohead – The Bends (1995)
Raekwon – Only Built 4 Cuban Linx (1995)
Rocket From The Crypt – Scream, Dracula, Scream (1995)
Supergrass – I Should Coco (1995)
The Chemical Brothers – Exit Planet Dust (1995)
The Smashing Pumpkins – Mellon Collie And The Infinite Sadness (1995)
The Verve – A Northern Soul (1995)
TLC – CrazySexyCool (1995)
Tricky – Maxinquaye (1995)
Ash – 1977 (1996)
Barry Adamson – Oedipus Schmedipus (1996)
Beck – Odelay (1996)
Belle & Sebastian – If You’re Feeling Sinister (1996)
Belle & Sebastian – Tigermilk (1996)
DJ Shadow – Endtroducing … (1996)
Dr Octagon – Dr Octagonecologyst (1996)
Eels – Beautiful Freak (1996)
Everything But The Girl – Walking Wounded (1996)
Fatboy Slim – Better Living Through Chemistry (1996)
Fiona Apple – Tidal (1996)
Fugees – The Score (1996)
Fun Lovin’ Criminals – Come Find Yourself (1996)
LTJ Bukem – Logical Progression (1996)
Manic Street Preachers – Everything Must Go (1996)
Marilyn Manson – Antichrist Superstar (1996)
Maxwell – Urban Hang Suite (1996)
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds – Murder Ballads (1996)
Screaming Trees – Dust (1996)
Sepultura – Roots (1996)
Stereolab – Emperor Tomato Ketchup (1996)
Super Furry Animals – Fuzzy Logic (1996)
The Cardigans – First Band On The Moon (1996)
The Charlatans – Tellin’ Stories (1996)
The Divine Comedy – Casanova (1996)
The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Now I Got Worry (1996)
Tortoise – Millions Now Living Will Never Die (1996)
Underworld – Second Toughest In The Infants (1996)
Wilco – Being There (1996)
Blur – Blur (1997)
Bob Dylan – Time Out Of Mind (1997)
Buena Vista Social Club – Buena Vista Social Club (1997)
Cornershop – When I Was Born For The 7th Time (1997)
Daft Punk – Homework (1997)
David Holmes – Let’s Get Killed (1997)
Elliott Smith – Either/Or (1997)
Finlay Quaye – Maverick A Strike (1997)
Mariah Carey – Butterfly (1997)
Missy Elliott – Supa Dupa Fly (1997)
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds – The Boatman’s Call (1997)
Primal Scream – Vanishing Point (1997)
Radiohead – OK Computer (1997)
Robbie Williams – Life Thru A Lens (1997)
Robert Wyatt – Shleep (1997)
Roni Size & Reprazent – New Forms (1997)
Sleater-Kinney – Dig Me Out (1997)
Spiritualized – Ladies And Gentlemen, We Are Floating In Space (1997)
Supergrass – In It For The Money (1997)
The Chemical Brothers – Dig Your Own Hole (1997)
The Divine Comedy – A Short Album About Love (1997)
The Prodigy – The Fat Of The Land (1997)
The Verve – Urban Hymns (1997)
Air – Moon Safari (1998)
Billy Bragg & Wilco – Mermaid Avenue (1998)
Boards Of Canada – Music Has The Right To Children (1998)
Bob Dylan – Bootleg Series Vol 4 (1998)
Bonnie Prince Billy – I See A Darkness (1998)
Britney Spears – Baby One More Time (1998)
David Gray – White Ladder (1998)
Fatboy Slim – You’ve Come A Long Way, Baby (1998)
Hole – Celebrity Skin (1998)
Khaled – Kenza (1998)
Kid Rock – Devil Without A Cause (1998)
Korn – Follow The Leader (1998)
Lauryn Hill – The Miseducation Of Lauryn Hill (1998)
Lucinda Williams – Car Wheels On A Gravel Road (1998)
Madonna – Ray Of Light (1998)
Manu Chao – Clandestino (1998)
Mercury Rev – Deserter’s Songs (1998)
Pulp – This Is Hardcore (1998)
Queens Of The Stone Age – Queens Of The Stone Age (1998)
System Of A Down – System Of A Down (1998)
Talvin Singh – OK (1998)
Turbonegro – Apocalypse Dudes (1998)
Basement Jaxx – Remedy (1999)
Beth Orton – Central Reservation (1999)
Death In Vegas – The Contino Sessions (1999)
Eminem – The Slim Shady LP (1999)
Flaming Lips – The Soft Bulletin (1999)
Incubus – Make Yourself (1999)
Les Rhythmes Digitales – Darkdancer (1999)
Le Tigre – Le Tigre (1999)
Metallica – S&M (1999)
Moby – Play (1999)
Nitin Sawhney – Beyond Skin (1999)
Red Hot Chili Peppers – Californication (1999)
Shack – HMS Fable (1999)
Sigur Ros – Agaetis Byrjun (1999)
Skunk Anansie – Post Orgasmic Chill (1999)
Slipknot – Slipknot (1999)
Suba – Sao Paulo Confessions (1999)
The Magnetic Fields – 69 Love Songs (1999)
Travis – The Man Who (1999)
XTC – Apple Venus Volume 1 (1999)
Air – The Virgin Suicides (2000)
Badly Drawn Boy – The Hour Of Bewilderbeast (2000)
Bebel Gilberto – Tanto Tempo (2000)
Coldplay – Parachutes (2000)
Common – Like Water For Chocolate (2000)
Doves – Lost Souls (2000)
Elliott Smith – Figure 8 (2000)
Eminem – The Marshall Mathers LP (2000)
Emmylou Harris – Red Dirt Girl (2000)
Erykah Badu – Mama’s Gun (2000)
Giant Sand – Chore Of Enchantment (2000)
Goldfrapp – Felt Mountain (2000)
Lambchop – Nixon (2000)
Limp Bizkit – Chocolate Starfish And The Hot Dog Flavoured Water (2000)
Linkin Park – Hybrid Theory (2000)
Madonna – Music (2000)
Mike Ladd – Welcome To The Afterfuture (2000)
MJ Cole – Sincere (2000)
OutKast – Stankonia (2000)
PJ Harvey – Stories From The City, Stories From The Sea (2000)
Radiohead – Kid A (2000)
Red Snapper – Our Aim Is To Satisfy (2000)
Ryan Adams – Heartbreaker (2000)
The Avalanches – Since I Left You (2000)
U2 – All That You Can’t Leave Behind (2000)
Ute Lemper – Punishing Kiss (2000)
Bjork – Vespertine (2001)
Destiny’s Child – Survivor (2001)
Drive-By Truckers – Southern Rock Opera (2001)
Gillian Welch – Time (The Revelator) (2001)
Gorillaz – Gorillaz (2001)
Gotan Project – La Revancha Del Tango (2001)
Jay-Z – The Blueprint (2001)
Radiohead – Amnesiac (2001)
Royksopp – Melody AM (2001)
Ryan Adams – Gold (2001)
Silver Jews – Bright Flight (2001)
Super Furry Animals – Rings Around The World (2001)
The Beta Band – Hot Shots II (2001)
The Hives – Your New Favourite Band (2001)
The Strokes – Is This It? (2001)
The White Stripes – White Blood Cells (2001)
Beck – Sea Change (2002)
Bruce Springsteen – The Rising (2002)
Christina Aguilera – Stripped (2002)
Coldplay – A Rush Of Blood To The Head (2002)
Doves – The Last Broadcast (2002)
Flaming Lips – Yoshimi Battles The Pink Robots (2002)
Johnny Cash – American IV: The Man Comes Around (2002)
Jurassic 5 – Power In Numbers (2002)
Justin Timberlake – Justified (2002)
Missy Elliott – Under Construction (2002)
Ms Dynamite – A Little Deeper (2002)
Norah Jones – Come Away With Me (2002)
The Bees – Sunshine Hit Me (2002)
The Coral – The Coral (2002)
The Roots – Phrenology (2002)
The Vines – Highly Evolved (2002)
Wilco – Yankee Hotel Foxtrot (2002)
50 Cent – Get Rich Or Die Tryin’ (2003)
Amy Winehouse – Frank (2003)
Calexico – Feast Of Wire (2003)
Dizzee Rascal – Boy In Da Corner (2003)
Kings Of Leon – Youth & Young Manhood (2003)
Lightning Bolt – Wonderful Rainbow (2003)
Mars Volta – De-Loused In The Comatorium (2003)
OutKast – Speakerboxxx/The Love Below (2003)
Radiohead – Hail To The Thief (2003)
Rufus Wainwright – Want One (2003)
The Darkness – Permission To Land (2003)
The Thrills – So Much For The City (2003)
The White Stripes – Elephant (2003)
Yeah Yeah Yeahs – Fever To Tell (2003)
Arcade Fire – Funeral (2004)
Bjork – Medulla (2004)
Brian Wilson – Smile (2004)
Cee-Lo Green – Cee-Lo Green … Is The Soul Machine (2004)
Devendra Banhart – Rejoicing In The Hands (2004)
DeVotchKa – How It Ends (2004)
Franz Ferdinand – Franz Ferdinand (2004)
Green Day – American Idiot (2004)
Kanye West – The College Dropout (2004)
Kings Of Leon – Aha Shake Heartbreak (2004)
Liars – They Were Wrong, So We Drowned (2004)
Morrissey – You Are The Quarry (2004)
Mylo – Destroy Rock And Roll (2004)
NERD – Fly Or Die (2004)
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds – Abattoir Blues/Lyre Of Orpheus (2004)
Ozomatli – Street Signs (2004)
Rufus Wainwright – Want Two (2004)
Scissor Sisters – Scissor Sisters (2004)
The Beta Band – Heroes To Zeros (2004)
The Icarus Line – Penance Soiree (2004)
The Killers – Hot Fuss (2004)
The Libertines – The Libertines (2004)
The Streets – A Grand Don’t Come For Free (2004)
The Zutons – Who Killed The Zutons? (2004)
TV On The Radio – Desperate Youth, Blood Thirsty Babes (2004)
Antony & The Johnsons – I Am A Bird Now (2005)
Beck – Guero (2005)
Common – Be (2005)
MIA – Arular (2005)
Richard Hawley – Coles Corner (2005)
Sufjan Stevens – Illinois (2005)
The White Stripes – Get Behind Me Satan (2005)
Ali Farka Toure – Savane (2006)
Amy Winehouse – Back To Black (2006)
Arctic Monkeys – Whatever People Say I Am, That’s What I’m Not (2006)
Christina Aguilera – Back To Basics (2006)
Ghostface Killah – Fishscale (2006)
Joanna Newsom – Ys (2006)
Lupe Fiasco – Food & Liquour (2006)
Muse – Black Holes And Revelations (2006)
The Killers – Sam’s Town (2006)
Arcade Fire – Neon Bible (2007)
Justice – Cross (2007)
LCD Soundsystem – Sound Of Silver (2007)
MIA – Kala (2007)
MGMT – Oracular Spectacular (2007)
Radiohead – In Rainbows (2007)
The Good, The Bad & The Queen – The Good, The Bad And The Queen (2007)
The Klaxons – Myths Of The Near Future (2007)
Elbow – The Seldom Seen Kid (2008)
Fleet Foxes – Fleet Foxes (2008)
Goldfrapp – Seventh Tree (2008)
Portishead – Third (2008)
Q-Tip – The Renaissance (2008)
Slipknot – All Hope Is Gone (2008)
TV On The Radio – Dear Science (2008)
Animal Collective – Merriweather Post Pavilion (2009)
Bill Callahan – Sometimes I Wish We Were An Eagle (2009)
Dirty Projectors – Bitte Orca (2009)
Fever Ray – Fever Ray (2009)
Grizzly Bear – Veckatimest (2009)
The XX – XX (2009)
Wild Beasts – Two Dancers (2009)
Yeah Yeah Yeahs – It’s Blitz! (2009)
Arcade Fire – The Suburbs (2010)
Beach House – Teen Dream (2010)
Deerhunter – Halcyon Digest (2010)
Janelle Monae – The ArchAndroid (2010)
John Grant – Queen Of Demark (2010)
Kanye West – My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy (2010)
136 The Black Keys – Brothers (2010)
The National – High Violet (2010)
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i'm gonna come back to this list as long as this thread is active and nitpick..
Talk Talk – The Colour Of Spring (1987)
undeniably great, but ... no Spirit of Eden or Laughing Stock??
The Young Gods – L’Eau Rouge (1989)
i can't believe this made it. one of my all-time favorite albums.
Portishead – Third (2008)
this got a lot of (undeserved) hate at the time, so ...bold choice, i guess, for the list maker to include it.

funny thing is some of the later list selections are _really_ 'of their time' and so idiosyncratic only a real music nerd (or someone following all the music press for years, or working in say, college radio at the time) would remember them. i wouldn't be surprised to find out the list-compiler is around my age.
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From the beginning of the list through 1965, I could only identify six albums that I'm sure I played all the way through. I had lots of hits from 1966-1980(ish), and by the 1990s I was back to nearly nothing.
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hitbyambulance wrote: Sat Jan 09, 2021 3:47 am
Portishead – Third (2008)
this got a lot of (undeserved) hate at the time, so ...bold choice, i guess, for the list maker to include it.
Ugh, I love the first two albums but I'm part of the mob that hates "Third". I guess I'll be giving it another shot.
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Nine Inch Nails – The Downward Spiral (1994)
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Kraken wrote: Sat Jan 09, 2021 10:56 am From the beginning of the list through 1965, I could only identify six albums that I'm sure I played all the way through. I had lots of hits from 1966-1980(ish), and by the 1990s I was back to nearly nothing.
I came up with nine. Most were from the late 80s through the early 90s, with a small group in the 70s thanks to Black Sabbath. The truth is that other than just a few years, I've never listened to albums. Before that I listened to the radio, and after that I streamed. I'd be willing to bet I've heard and/or would recognize something off of all of them, but 'album' has rarely been the way I've listened to music.
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coopasonic wrote: Sat Jan 09, 2021 11:15 am
Nine Inch Nails – The Downward Spiral (1994)
Wrong.
? It's probably the best NIN album. Pretty Hate Machine has some remnants of Trent's cringy 80s synth-pop experiments and everything after just seems kind of derivative.
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Sinatra is one of my favorites. I'm not always in the mood for that kind of music, but when I am I can listen to him for hours.
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My first album on that list that I purchased was Ray Charles - Modern Sounds in Country and Western Music.
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For the record going into this project I've heard 159 of the albums. That's more than I expected but still leaves a lot of room for new discoveries.

Even if some of them, like the Louvin Brothers, I really, really hate. Speaking of which...

The Louvin Brothers - Tragic Songs of Life - 1956
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Country music conjures a lot of mixed feelings for me. I grew up outside of Kansas City so I was surrounded by country music - most of it the terrible "new country" stuff that's now mostly forgotten. Most country music conjures memories of red-necks driving big trucks with confederate flag decals on their rear window and only serves to remind me why I no longer live in the midwest but there's a little nostalgia in there too. I can remember hearing country music at BBQ joints or in friends cars and sometimes hearing it brings me back to my youth.

I can appreciate some old-school country like Johnny Cash - I can't really get into this kind of country, though.

This album presented a challenge. It's not on Spotify and my usual means of finding music came up empty. I settled for listening to the tracks I could find. I think it's safe to say I wouldn't enjoy the full album any more than I enjoyed the songs I could find. It's old-timey country with crooning vocals and twangy guitars.

Hard pass.

So far only one of the three albums I've heard are anything I would try again voluntarily - and even then it's only certain tracks from the Elvis album. I have high hopes things will pick up as we move into the 60's.

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Exodor wrote: Sat Jan 09, 2021 12:56 am This Christmas I received a copy of 1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die

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Does it include the albums?
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Throbbing Gristle – DOA: Third And Final Report (1978)
HAAAAAAMBURRRGERRRRR LAAAAAAADYYYYYYYYYYY

i will say that 40+ years on, Genesis P.Orridge just comes off as an insufferable twat from around this time. which i guess is the point.

Holger Czukay – Movies (1979)
somehow i have two copies of this (different pressings tho.. one has bonus tracks) but... only one CAN album in the list?? and The Fall get three?
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A map of my musical influences throughout my years:

Black Sabbath – Black Sabbath (1970)
Led Zeppelin – Led Zeppelin III (1970)
Rod Stewart – Gasoline Alley (1970)
The Allman Brothers Band – At Fillmore East (1971)
Yes – Fragile (1971)
Alice Cooper – School’s Out (1972)
Big Star – No 1 Record (1972)
Deep Purple – Machine Head (1972)
Roxy Music – Roxy Music (1972)
Steely Dan – Can’t Buy A Thrill (1972)
Todd Rundgren – Something/Anything? (1972)
Genesis – Selling England By The Pound (1973)
Lynyrd Skynyrd – Pronounced Leh-Nerd Skin-Nerd (1973)
Mott The Hoople – Mott (1973)
10CC – Sheet Music (1974)
Bad Company – Bad Company (1974)
Queen – Queen II (1974)
Aerosmith – Toys In The Attic (1975)
Peter Frampton – Frampton Comes Alive (1975)
Boston – Boston (1976)
Kiss – Destroyer (1976)
Rush – 2112 (1976)
Cheap Trick – At Budokan (1978)
The Cars – The Cars (1978)
Thin Lizzy – Live And Dangerous (1978)
Van Halen – Van Halen (1978)
AC/DC – Highway To Hell (1979)
Pink Floyd – The Wall (1979)
Iron Maiden – Iron Maiden (1980)
Judas Priest – British Steel (1980)
Motorhead – Ace Of Spades (1980)
The Replacements – Let It Be (1984)
Megadeth – Peace Sells … But Who’s Buying? (1986)
Metallica – Master Of Puppets (1986)
Slayer – Reign In Blood (1986)
The The – Infected (1986)
XTC – Skylarking (1986)
Faith No More – The Real Thing (1989)
The Black Crowes – Shake Your Money Maker (1990)
Crowded House – Woodface (1991)
Teenage Fanclub – Bandwagonesque (1991)
Pantera – Vulgar Display Of Power (1992)
Sugar – Copper Blue (1992)
Drive Like Jehu – Yank Crime (1994)
Soundgarden – Superunknown (1994)
Rocket From The Crypt – Scream, Dracula, Scream (1995)
Kings Of Leon – Youth & Young Manhood (2003)

And that does it up until 2010......man......it's like music dies for me since 2003. Of course, alot of bands I like didnt make the list, Kings X being one of them, and alot of the artists from this list continue to make music I enjoy.

And if I die without ever hearing a Kanye record, I consider that a win.......
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David Bowie – Hunky Dory (1972)
David Bowie – The Rise & Fall Of Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From Mars (1972)
David Bowie – Aladdin Sane (1973)
David Bowie – Young Americans (1975)
David Bowie – Station To Station (1976)
David Bowie – Low (1977)
David Bowie – "Heroes" (1977)
personally my own opinion, but i'd for sure swap out Young Americans with Scary Monsters - waaaaay better album. i'd also include Lodger, but that's a take it or leave it decision (would also include Outside and, if the list went into the 2010s, Blackstar)
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Kraken wrote: Sat Jan 09, 2021 10:56 am From the beginning of the list through 1965, I could only identify six albums that I'm sure I played all the way through. I had lots of hits from 1966-1980(ish), and by the 1990s I was back to nearly nothing.
I own or have owned (and listened to) at least 56 from that list. But very few from the late 90's on.
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Scuzz wrote: Sat Jan 09, 2021 6:37 pm
Kraken wrote: Sat Jan 09, 2021 10:56 am From the beginning of the list through 1965, I could only identify six albums that I'm sure I played all the way through. I had lots of hits from 1966-1980(ish), and by the 1990s I was back to nearly nothing.
I own or have owned (and listened to) at least 56 from that list. But very few from the late 90's on.
I suspect that it tracks age and technology. My interest in music peaked when I was in my mid-teens through mid-20s. Once I graduated from college (1979) and moved away from my friends, my exposure to new music gradually dwindled. And when music went digital and then virtual, the concept of "albums" faded. Songs became the commodity.

I've been collecting new songs from the annual SxSW download since 2004. I've got something like 3,000 MP3s from 2004-present on my phone. None of them are albums.
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hitbyambulance wrote:i'm gonna come back to this list as long as this thread is active and nitpick..
Talk Talk – The Colour Of Spring (1987)
undeniably great, but ... no Spirit of Eden or Laughing Stock??
The Young Gods – L’Eau Rouge (1989)
i can't believe this made it. one of my all-time favorite albums.
Portishead – Third (2008)
this got a lot of (undeserved) hate at the time, so ...bold choice, i guess, for the list maker to include it.

funny thing is some of the later list selections are _really_ 'of their time' and so idiosyncratic only a real music nerd (or someone following all the music press for years, or working in say, college radio at the time) would remember them. i wouldn't be surprised to find out the list-compiler is around my age.
Yeah I feel this list was compiled by a big music nerd that’s near my age. The later albums look pretty curated.

I’ve listened to a lot on this list maybe I’ll go through it in detail at some point.

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Kraken wrote: Sat Jan 09, 2021 7:21 pm
Scuzz wrote: Sat Jan 09, 2021 6:37 pm
Kraken wrote: Sat Jan 09, 2021 10:56 am From the beginning of the list through 1965, I could only identify six albums that I'm sure I played all the way through. I had lots of hits from 1966-1980(ish), and by the 1990s I was back to nearly nothing.
I own or have owned (and listened to) at least 56 from that list. But very few from the late 90's on.
I suspect that it tracks age and technology. My interest in music peaked when I was in my mid-teens through mid-20s. Once I graduated from college (1979) and moved away from my friends, my exposure to new music gradually dwindled. And when music went digital and then virtual, the concept of "albums" faded. Songs became the commodity.

I've been collecting new songs from the annual SxSW download since 2004. I've got something like 3,000 MP3s from 2004-present on my phone. None of them are albums.
I am in a way the opposite in that I almost only listen to music (except radio) in a album format.
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I'm surprised but I've certainly listened to 67 of them. Plus a few more (not listed) that I might well have heard all the way through at times while hanging out in high school or college.

Just as surprising, to me at least, is the list of 67 I've heard is strangely accurate of my tastes. Sure there are a few weird entries that come from pirating stuff I'd heard about and playing them while commuting just to see what the hype was (I'll let you guess which ones they are). If I still had a 30 minute commute I'd be tempted again with some others on the list.

Simon & Garfunkel – Parsley, Sage, Rosemary And Thyme (1966)
Johnny Cash – At Folsom Prison (1968)
Dr John, The Night Tripper – Gris Gris (1969)
Johnny Cash – Johnny Cash At San Quentin (1969)
Simon & Garfunkel – Bridge Over Troubled Water (1970)
Emerson, Lake & Palmer – Pictures At An Exhibition (1971)
Jethro Tull – Aqualung (1971)
Led Zeppelin – Led Zeppelin IV (1971)
Nitty Gritty Dirt Band – Will The Circle Be Unbroken (1972)
Lynyrd Skynyrd – Pronounced Leh-Nerd Skin-Nerd (1973)
Mike Oldfield – Tubular Bells (1973)
Paul McCartney & Wings – Band On The Run (1973)
Herbie Hancock – Head Hunters (1974)
Kraftwerk – Autobahn (1974)
Bruce Springsteen – Born To Run (1975)
Rush – 2112 (1976)
Billy Joel – The Stranger (1977)
Kraftwerk – Trans-Europe Express (1977)
Talking Heads – Talking Heads 77 (1977)
The Clash – The Clash (1977)
Blondie – Parallel Lines (1978)
Dire Straits – Dire Straits (1978)
Kraftwerk – The Man Machine (1978)
Meat Loaf – Bat Out Of Hell (1978)
Talking Heads – More Songs About Buildings And Food (1978)
The Cars – The Cars (1978)
The Jam – All Mod Cons (1978)
Pink Floyd – The Wall (1979)
Talking Heads – Fear Of Music (1979)
The B-52s – The B-52s (1979)
The Clash – London Calling (1979)
The Specials – Specials (1979)
Adam & The Ants – Kings Of The Wild Frontier (1980)
Talking Heads – Remain In Light (1980)
The Jam – Sound Affects (1980)
Rush – Moving Pictures (1981)
Soft Cell – Non-Stop Erotic Cabaret (1981)
The Human League – Dare (1981)
Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five – The Message (1982)
Madness – The Rise And Fall (1982)
Michael Jackson – Thriller (1982)
Prince – 1999 (1982)
Culture Club – Colour By Numbers (1983)
Def Leppard – Pyromania (1983)
Duran Duran – Rio (1983)
Eurythmics – Sweet Dreams (Are Made Of This) (1983)
The Police – Synchronicity (1983)
ZZ Top – Eliminator (1983)
Bruce Springsteen – Born In The USA (1984)
Frankie Goes To Hollywood – Welcome To The Pleasuredome (1984)
Van Halen – 1984 (1984)
Dire Straits – Brothers In Arms (1985)
Tears For Fears – Songs From The Big Chair (1985)
Afrika Bambaataa & The Soul Sonic Force – Planet Rock: The Album (1986)
Paul Simon – Graceland (1986)
Steve Earle – Guitar Town (1986)
Depeche Mode – Music For The Masses (1987)
Fishbone – Truth And Soul (1988)
Depeche Mode – Violator (1990)
REM – Automatic For The People (1992)
XTC – Apple Venus Volume 1 (1999)
Bruce Springsteen – The Rising (2002)
Johnny Cash – American IV: The Man Comes Around (2002)
Franz Ferdinand – Franz Ferdinand (2004)
Fleet Foxes – Fleet Foxes (2008)
Arcade Fire – The Suburbs (2010)
Janelle Monae – The ArchAndroid (2010)
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Scuzz wrote: Sat Jan 09, 2021 6:37 pm
Kraken wrote: Sat Jan 09, 2021 10:56 am From the beginning of the list through 1965, I could only identify six albums that I'm sure I played all the way through. I had lots of hits from 1966-1980(ish), and by the 1990s I was back to nearly nothing.
I own or have owned (and listened to) at least 56 from that list. But very few from the late 90's on.

I counted 100 up to about 1974 and grew weary of the chore. Perhaps I'll finish tomorrow. Having listened to a lot of blues and jazz from the 50's and 60's helped. I think I'll rack up a ton in the rest of the 70's and 80's, wane in the 90's and wonder WTF in the 21st century.
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Scuzz wrote: Sat Jan 09, 2021 9:20 pm I am in a way the opposite in that I almost only listen to music (except radio) in a album format.
I went through an album phase where anytime I was in the car I was playing an album straight through on repeat. Maybe it was the last gasp on the old cassette days? Now it's mostly shuffle but I do a lot of listening to specific artists on shuffle instead of my entire collection (yes - I still download music to my phone instead of streaming).
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Dramatist wrote: Sat Jan 09, 2021 8:18 pm
Yeah I feel this list was compiled by a big music nerd that’s near my age. The later albums look pretty curated.
there are three Dexy's Midnight Runners albums on here (!?), so i'm going to say the compiler was in their early-mid 50s when this list was made
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Madmarcus wrote: Sat Jan 09, 2021 9:29 pm
Scuzz wrote: Sat Jan 09, 2021 9:20 pm I am in a way the opposite in that I almost only listen to music (except radio) in a album format.
I went through an album phase where anytime I was in the car I was playing an album straight through on repeat. Maybe it was the last gasp on the old cassette days? Now it's mostly shuffle but I do a lot of listening to specific artists on shuffle instead of my entire collection (yes - I still download music to my phone instead of streaming).
A lot of artists released albums with filler around their hits, but some wrote albums as a whole. The Lamb Lies Down (On Broadway), The Wall, Tommy, Desperado...does anyone still write stories like that? Even when they had filler, it was a bridge between chapters.
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went through the entire list - i've listened to around 588 of these in their entirety (there were some that would have been soooo long ago that i don't have a clear memory for sure, so i split the difference on those). there were about a dozen that i was like 'why haven't i listened to that yet??', another 50 or so that i'll get around to someday, and about 50 that i do not have any desire whatsoever to hear (i'm looking at you Limp Bizkit)

(and i was wrong, there are two CAN albums on there)
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Alefroth wrote: Sat Jan 09, 2021 3:08 pm
Exodor wrote: Sat Jan 09, 2021 12:56 am This Christmas I received a copy of 1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die
Does it include the albums?
Heh, no. Fortunately I've got a YouTube premium subscription that includes YouTube music. Between that and Spotify I figure I can find most of what's on the list.
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Louis Prima - The Wildest! - 1956
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Another artist I've not heard before. Wiki tells me he was popular in the 30s and 40s and this marked his return to prominence. This is a collection of big band standards wtih Louis singing with his wife Keely Smith. While Sinata put me to sleep I really enjoyed The Wildest! The songs have a nice energy and there's obvious chemistry between the two singers. I'm embarrassed to admit I've never heard any version of "Just a Gigolo" other than David Lee Roth's version; this version is far superior (not setting the bar super high there). "Body and Soul" features some nice trombone work which I enjoyed as a former player (it's been 30 years since I played! Ugh, we're all old). "Jump, Jive and Wail" is a lot of fun and superior to the cover we all heard in the 90s. Even songs I didn't particularly enjoy, like "Buona Sera", generally include something to enjoy (in that song's case I dig the walking bass line. A stand-up bass helps a song overcome a lot of issues).

This album was great fun. I won't be adding it to my collection but I wouldn't leave the room if someone put it on. Progress!
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I counted 122 that I've heard the full album. A few of those I did not like, I'm looking at you Pet Sounds.

Earliest; The Beatles - With The Beatles (1963)
Latest; The Black Keys - Brothers (2010)
Most recently purchased (in 2020); Harry Nilsson - Nillson Schmillson (1971)

Good luck making it through that Ravi Shankar album!
I used to listen to that to put myself to sleep after getting home from my third shift job in a credit card mail room.

Obviously tons of great albums missing from the list, especially since the last decade isn't even accounted for.
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Kraken wrote: Sat Jan 09, 2021 10:48 pm A lot of artists released albums with filler around their hits, but some wrote albums as a whole.
Short answer, yes. It's still out there, but it's not generally mainstream.

Nonagon Infinity (2016) by King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard must be listened to in it's entirety (and on repeat if possible).
Remind Me Tomorrow by Sharon Van Etten or Whoo Dang by Daniel Norgren (both 2019) are good albums in a more traditional sense.
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Archinerd wrote: Sun Jan 10, 2021 12:25 amObviously tons of great albums missing from the list, especially since the last decade isn't even accounted for.
The book was released in 2005 and due for an update. It's going to take me years to work my way through the list so by the time I get to the end there will probably be a more recent version with albums released since 2005.

Next up:

Fats Domino - This is Fats - 1956
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When I think of 50s rock'n'roll this is what I have in mind. "Blueberry Hill" is the song everyone knows but I think there are better tracks on this album ("Honey Chile", "Blue Monday", "La La" (although after hearing that I never want to hear anyone from that generation mocking dumb lyrics in more recent songs)). To be honest I find "Blueberry Hill" a little dull but I enjoy this formula - Fats singing on the piano, a band featuring an upright bass behind him. "Poor Me" is almost a carbon copy of "Blueberry Hill" with what seems like the exact same bass line (although to be fair there are probably 1000 songs from the era with the same bass line). I enjoyed my time with the album but I feel like a lot of the songs are interchangable.


Oddly I had trouble tracking down this album. Wiki includes refernces to it but no page for this album. YouTube music doesn't have the album at all but I could piece all the individual songs together from other collections. I wasn't surprised I couldn't find the Louvin Brothers, an artist I've never seen referneced anywhere else - but Fats Domino? I assume it has something to do with licensing the original album as opposed to later compilations.
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hitbyambulance wrote: Sat Jan 09, 2021 10:44 pm
Dramatist wrote: Sat Jan 09, 2021 8:18 pm
Yeah I feel this list was compiled by a big music nerd that’s near my age. The later albums look pretty curated.
there are three Dexy's Midnight Runners albums on here (!?), so i'm going to say the compiler was in their early-mid 50s when this list was made
Agreed, There is a lot of crap on that list.
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Kraken wrote: Sat Jan 09, 2021 10:48 pm A lot of artists released albums with filler around their hits, but some wrote albums as a whole. The Lamb Lies Down (On Broadway), The Wall, Tommy, Desperado...does anyone still write stories like that? Even when they had filler, it was a bridge between chapters.
The ArchAndroid is such an album
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