Monday, March 7, 2016

300 GREAT ALBUMS That Will Change Your Life!


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300 Great Albums!
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300 SONGS!*
In chronological order,
one song per album, one album per act.

Rockabilly! Jazz! Blues!
Soundtracks! Soul! Folk!
Garage Rock! Psychedelic! Funk!
Electronic! Rock! Reggae!
Punk! HipHop! New Wave!
Noize! Riot Grrrl! Grunge!
TripHop! World! Electro!


From the 50s to Now!
A crash course in crucial!


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Shortcuts to List:
1950s
1960s
1970s
1980s
1990s
2000s
2010s





1950s!



01) Louis and Bebe Barron, "Forbidden Planet" (soundtrack 1956)

02) Little Richard, "Here's Little Richard" (1957)

03) The Crickets, "The Chirping Crickets" (1957)

04) Ray Charles, "Ray Charles" (1957)

05) Bernard Herrmann, "VERTIGO" (soundtrack 1958)

06) Chuck Berry, "Berry Is On Top" (1959)

07) Henry Mancini, "The Music from PETER GUNN" (soundtrack 1959)





1960s!


08) Ella Fitzgerald, "Ella In Berlin" (1960)

09) Bobby "Blue" Bland, "Two Steps From The Blues" (1961)

10) James Brown, "Live At The Apollo" (1962)

11) Howlin' Wolf, "Howlin' Wolf" (1962)

12) The Byrds, "Mr. Tambourine Man" (1965)

13) John Coltrane, "A Love Supreme" (1965)

14) Vashti Bunyan, "Some Things Just Stick In Your Mind" (mid-60's)




15) The Mothers of Invention, "Freak Out!" (1966)

16) Wilson Pickett, "The Exciting Wilson Pickett" (1966)

17) Bob Dylan, "Blonde On Blonde" (1966)

18) The Sonics, "Boom" (1966)

19) Ennio Morricone, "THE GOOD, THE BAD, AND THE UGLY" (soundtrack 1966)

20) John Mayall, "The Blues Alone" (1967)

21) John Barry, "YOU ONLY LIVE TWICE" (1967)

22) The Doors, "The Doors" (1967)

23) The Chambers Brothers, "The Time Has Come" (1967)

24) Aretha Franklin, "I Never Loved A Man The Way I Love You" (1967)

25) The Beatles, "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band" (1967)

26) The Zombies, "Odessey & Oracle" (1967)

27) The Who, "Sell Out" (1967)

28) Love, "Forever Changes" (1967)

29) Captain Beefheart And His Magic Band, "Safe As Milk" (1967)

30) Bobbie Gentry, "Ode To Billie Joe" (1967)

31) The Beach Boys, "SMiLE" (recorded 1967)


1967 Gift Book For Girls


32) The Stax/Volt Records Revue, "Live In London, Vol. 1" (1967)

33) The Pretty Things, "S.F. Sorrow" (1968)

34) Blood, Sweat, & Tears, "Child Is Father To the Man" (1968)

35) Os Mutantes, "Os Mutants" (1968)

36) Nancy Sinatra & Lee Hazlewood, "Nancy & Lee" (1968)

37) The United States Of America, "The United States Of America" (1968)

38) Billy Nicholls, "Would You Believe?" (1968)

39) Original Broadway Cast, "HAIR: The American Tribal Love-Rock Musical" (soundtrack 1968)

40) The Monkees, "Head" (1968)

41) Johnny Cash, "Johnny Cash At Folsom Prison" (1968)


Voodoo Child


42) The Jimi Hendrix Experience, "Electric Ladyland" (1968)

43) The Kinks, "Are the Preservation Green Society" (1968)

44) Gershon Kingsley, "Music To Moog By" (1969)

45) Dusty Springfield, "Dusty In Memphis" (1969)

46) Creedence Clearwater Revival, "Green River" (1969)

47) Isaac Hayes, "Hot Buttered Soul" (1969)

48) Crosby Stills and Nash, "Crosby Stills and Nash" (1969)

49) Miles Davis, "Bitches Brew" (1969)

50) Chicago, "Chicago Transit Authority" (1969)

51) The Temptations, "Puzzle People" (1969)

52) Piero Piccioni, "Colpo Rovente" (soundtrack 1969)

53) Shocking Blue, "At Home" (1969)





1970s!


54) Booker T & The MG's, "McLemore Avenue" (1970)

55) George Harrison, "All Things Must Pass" (1970)

56) Redbone, "Potlatch" (1970)

57) Brainticket, "Cottonwoodhill" (1970)

58) The Last Poets, "The Last Poets" (1970)

59) Simon & Garfunkel, "Bridge Over Troubled Water" (1970)

60) Spirit, "The Twelve Dreams of Dr. Sardonicus" (1970)

61) Kris Kristofferson, "Kristofferson" (1970)

62) Funkadelic, "Free Your Mind...And Your Ass Will Follow" (1970)

63) Syd Barrett, "The Madcap Laughs" (1970)

64) Fanny, "Charity Ball" (1971)

65) Donny Hathaway, "Donny Hathaway" (1971)

66) The Move, "Message From The Country" (1971)

67) Cradle, "The History" (recorded early 70's)

68) Billy Preston, "I Wrote A Simple Song" (1971)

69) T.Rex, "Electric Warrior" (1971)

70) Al Green, "Gets Next To You" (1971)

71) The Rolling Stones, "Sticky Fingers" (1971)

72) Marvin Gaye, "What's Going On" (1971)

73) Sly & The Family Stone, "There's A Riot Goin' On" (1971)

74) Hawkwind, "In Search Of Space" (1971)

75) The Staple Singers, "Be Altitude: Respect Yourself" (1971)

76) Harry Nilsson, "Nilsson Schmilsson" (1971)

77) Gil Scott-Heron, "Pieces of a Man" (1971)

78) John Lennon, "Imagine" (1971)

79) Badfinger, "Straight Up" (1971)

80) Carmen Maki & Blues Creation, "Blues Creation" (1971)

81) Various Artists, "The Harder They Come" (soundtrack 1972)

82) Big Star, "#1 Record" (1972)

83) Black Sabbath, "Vol. 4" (1972)

84) Yoko Ono, "Approximately Infinite Universe" (1972)

85) Osanna/ Luis Bacalov, "Preludio Tema Variazioni Canzona/ ("Milano Calibro 9" soundtrack,1972)

86) Curtis Mayfield, "SUPER FLY" (1972)

87) Roxy Music, "For Your Pleasure" (1973)

88) Herbie Hancock, "Sextant" (1973)

89) Suzie Quatro, "Suzie Quatro" (1973)

90) Incredible Bongo Band, "Bongo Rock" (1973)


Iggy Pop


91) Iggy & The Stooges, "Raw Power" (1973)

92) War, "Deliver The Word" (1973)

93) Ringo Starr, "Ringo" (1973)

94) Stevie Wonder, "Innervisions" (1973)

95) Babe Ruth, "First Base" (1973)

96) The Wailers, "Burnin'" (1973)

97) Piero Umiliani, "IL CORPO" (soundtrack 1974)

98) Graham Central Station, "Release Yourself" (1974)

99) Rita Lee, "Atras Do Porto Tem Uma Cidade" (1974)

100) Paul McCartney & Wings, "Band On The Run" (1974)

101) The Meters, "Rejuvenation" (1974)

102) Joni Mitchell, "Court And Spark" (1974)

103) Betty Davis, "They Say I'm Different" (1974)




104) Pink Floyd, "Wish You Were Here" (1975)

105) Earth Wind & Fire, "That's The Way Of The World" (1975)

106) Led Zeppelin, "Physical Graffiti" (1975)

107) Queen, "A Night At The Opera" (1975)

108) Parliament, "Mothership Connection" (1975)

109) Ramones, "Ramones" (1976)

110) Blondie, "Blondie" (1976)

111) Sex Pistols, "Never Mind The Bollocks, Here's The Sex Pistols" (1977)

112) Dennis Wilson, "Pacific Ocean Blue" (1977)

113) Eddie Hazel, "Games, Dames, and Guitar Thangs" (1977)

114) Cheap Trick, "In Color" (1977)


I am the DJ/ I am what I play.


115) David Bowie, "Heroes" (1977)

116) The Isley Brothers, "Go For Your Guns" (1977)

117) The Dead Boys, "Young Loud And Snotty" (1977)

118) John Williams, "STAR WARS" (1977)

119) Chrisma, "Chinese Restaurant" (1977)

120) Radio Birdman, "Radios Appear" (1977)

121) The Runaways, "Live In Japan" (1978)

122) Wire, "Chairs Missing" (1978)

123) The Rutles, "The Rutles" (1978)

124) X-Ray Spex, "Germ Free Adolescents" (1978)

125) The Saints, "Eternally Yours" (1978)

126) DMZ, "DMZ" (1978)

127) Kraftwerk, "The Man-Machine" (1978)

128) Devo, "Are We Not Men?" (1978)

129) Pure Hell, "Noise Addiction" (1978)

130) The Cars, "The Cars" (1978)


Parallel Grooves


131) Cherry Vanilla, "Bad Girl" (1978)

131) Iggy Pop, "New Values" (1979)

132) Bootsy's Rubber Band, "This Boot Is Made For Fonk-n" (1979)

133) Chrome, "Half Machine Lip Moves" (1979)

134) Lizzy Mercier Descloux, "Press Color" (1979)

135) The Beat, "The Beat" (1979)

136) The Damned, "Machine Gun Etiquette" (1979)

137) The B-52's, "The B-52's" (1979)


Sound System


138) The Jam, "Sound Affects" (1979)

139) Fleetwood Mac, "Tusk" (1979)

140) The Brides Of Funkenstein, "Never Buy Texas From A Cowboy" (1979)

141) Gang Of Four, "Entertainment!" (1979)

142) Marianne Faithfull, "Broken English" (1979)

143) The Clash, "London Calling" (1979)

144) The Slits, "Cut" (1979)

145) The Undertones, "The Undertones" (1979)





1980s!


146) Talking Heads, "Remain In Light" (1980)

147) The BusBoys, "Minimum Wage Rock'n'Roll" (1980)

148) Kleenex/Liliput, "LiLiPUT" (early 80's)

149) Zapp, "Zapp" (1980)

150) Killing Joke, "Killing Joke" (1980)

151) Poison Girls, "Chappaquiddick Bridge" (1980)

152) Defunkt, "Defunkt" (1980)

153) Dead Kennedys, "Fresh Fruit For Rotting Vegetables" (1980)

154) Adam And The Ants, "Kings Of The Wild Frontier" (1980)

155) Rodion G.A., "The Lost Tapes" (early 80's)

156) Pretenders, "Pretenders" (1980)

157) Tom Tom Club, "Tom Tom Club" (1981)

158) Grace Jones, "Nightclubbing" (1981)

159) Split Enz, "True Colours" (1981)


Poison Ivy Rorschach


160) Fela Anikulapo Kuti, "Black President" (1981)

161) Robyn Hitchcock, "Black Snake Diamond Role" (1981)

162) Eurythmics, "In The Garden" (1981)

163) Squeeze, "East Side Story" (1981)

164) Vangelis, "Blade Runner" (soundtrack 1982)

165) Elvis Costello & The Attractions, "Imperial Bedroom" (1982)

166) Nina Hagen, "NunSexMonkRock" (1982)

167) Bad Brains, "Bad Brains" (1982)

168) Bush Tetras, "Wild Things" (1983)

169) Trouble Funk, "In TImes of Trouble" (1983)

170) Various Artists, "The Sugar Hill Records Story" (early 80's)

171) X-Mal Deutschland, "Fetisch" (1983)

172) U2, "War" (1983)

173) Plasticland, "Plasticland" (1984)

174) The Bangles, "All Over the Place" (1984)




175) Run-DMC, "King Of Rock" (1985)

176) Red Hot Chili Peppers, "Freaky Styley" (1985)

177) George Clinton, "Some Of My Best Jokes Are Friends" (1985)

178) Public Image Ltd., "Album" (1985)

179) Various artists, "Go Go Crankin': Paint The White House Black" (1985)

180) The Dukes of Stratosphear, "25'O'Clock" (1985)

181) The Pandoras, "Stop Pretending" (1986)

182) Afrika Bambaataa, "Beware (The Funk Is Everywhere)" (1986)

183) Laurie Anderson, "Home Of The Brave" (1986)

184) Big Black, "Atomizer" (1986)

185) The Smithereens, "Especially For You" (1986)


Flash is fast/ Flash is cool.


186) Sly & Robbie, "Rhythm Killers" (1987)

187) Tackhead, "Tackhead Tape Time" (1987)

188) Public Enemy, "It Takes a Nation of Millions To Hold Us Back" (1988)

189) Jane's Addiction, "Nothing's Shocking" (1988)

190) The Godfathers, "Birth School Work Death" (1988)

191) Talk Talk, "Spirit of Eden" (1988)

192) Eric B. & Rakim, "Follow the Leader" (1988)

193) Bobby King & Terry Evans, "Live And Let Live!" (1988)

194) Crowded House, "Temple of Low Men" (1988)

195) Fishbone, "Truth And Soul" (1988)

196) The Beatnigs, "The Beatnigs" (1988)

197) Pixies, "Surfer Rosa" (1988)

198) Beastie Boys, "Paul's Boutique" (1989)

199) Boogie Down Productions, "Ghetto Music: The Blueprint of Hip Hop" (1989)

200) Jungle Brothers, "Done By The Forces Of Nature" (1989)

201) The Gories, "House Rockin'" (1989)

202) Lenny Kravitz, Let Love Rule" (1989)





1990s!


203) Angelo Badalamenti, "TWIN PEAKS" (soundtrack 1990)

204) Living Colour, "Time's Up" (1990)

205) Neil Young + Crazy Horse, "Ragged Glory" (1990)

206) A Tribe Called Quest, "People's Instinctive Travels And The Paths Of Rhythm" (1990)

207) Disposable Heroes of HipHoprisy, "Hypocrisy Is the Greatest Luxury" (1991)

208) My Bloody Valentine, "Loveless" (1991)

209) The Freestyle Fellowship, "To Whom It May Concern..." (1991)

210) Los Lobos, "Kiko" (1992)

211) Babes In Toyland, "Fontanelle" (1992)

212) Sonic Youth, "Dirty" (1992)

213) 7 Year Bitch, "Sick 'Em" (1992)

214) Bikini Kill, "Bikini Kill" (EP, 1992)

215) Frank Black, "Frank Black" (1993)

216) The Breeders, "Last Splash" (1993)


Bjork


217) Nirvana, "In Utero" (1993)

218) Jon Spencer Blues Explosion, "Extra Width" (1993)

219) Chris von Sneidern, "Sight & Sound" (1993)

220) Me'Shell NdegeOcello, "Plantation Lullabies" (1993)

221) Liz Phair, "Exile In Guyville" (1993)

222) Butthole Surfers, "Independent Worm Saloon" (1993)

223) L7, "Hungry For Stink" (1994)

224) Soundgarden, "Superunknown" (1994)

225) Jeff Buckley, "Grace" (1994)

226) Hole, "Live Through This" (1994)

227) Sinead O'Connor, "Universal Mother" (1994)

228) Joi, "The Pendulum Vibe" (1994)

229) Mano Negro, "Casa Babylon" (1994)




230) Elastica, "Elastica" (1995)

231) P.J. Harvey, "To Bring You My Love" (1995)

232) Garbage, "Garbage" (1995)

233) Guided By Voices, "Alien Lanes" (1995)

234) Cibo Matto, "Viva! La Woman" (1996)

235) DJ Shadow, "Endtroducing" (1996)

236) Supergrass, "In It For the Money" (1997)

237) Los Fabulosos Cadillacs, "Fabulosos Calavera" (1997)

238) Portishead, "Portishead" (1997)

239) The Buena Vista Social Club, "The Buena Vista Social Club" (1997)

240) Thee Headcoatees, "Punk Girl" (1997)

241) Air, "Moon Safari" (1998)

242) Komeda, "What Makes It Go?" (1998)

243) Elliott Smith, "XO" (1998)

244) The Detroit Cobras, "Mink Rat Or Rabbit" (1998)

245) Mos Def & Talib Kweli, "Black Star" (1998)

246) Pops Staples, "Don't Lose This" (rec. 1999)

247) The Bristols, "Introducing..." (1999)

248) Tom Waits, "Mule Variations" (1999)

249) Las Ultrasonicas, "Yo Fui Una Adolescente Terrosatánica" (1999)





2000s!


250) Nikka Costa, "Everybody Got Their Something" (2000)

251) The Hives, "Veni Vidi Vicious" (2000)

252) Hooverphonic, "The Magnificent Tree" (2000)

253) Gillian Welch, "Time (The Revelator)" (2001)

254) Ladytron, "604" (2001)

255) Beck, "Sea Change" (2002)

256) Queens Of The Stone Age, "Songs For The Deaf" (2002)

257) Jurassic 5, "Power In Numbers" (2002)

258) The Kills, "Keep On Your Mean Side" (2002)

259) Dressy Bessy, "Sound Go Round" (2002)

260) Cato Salsa Experience, "The Fruit Is Still Fresh" (2003)

261) Yeah Yeah Yeahs, "Fever To Tell" (2003)

262) The White Stripes, "Elephant" (2003)

263) The Go, "The Go" (2003)


Beck


264) Ween, "Quebec" (2003)

265) Caesars, "39 Minutes Of Bliss (In An Otherwise Meaningless World)" (2003)

266) Lesbians On Ecstasy, "Lesbians On Ecstasy" (2003)

267) Lucinda Williams, "World Without Tears" (2003)

268) The New Pornographers, "Electric Version" (2003)

269) Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, "Take Them On On Your Own" (2003)

270) Echobrain, "Glean" (2004)

271) Sam Phillips, "A Boot and a Shoe" (2004)

272) Fugu, "As Found" (2004)

273) Electrocute, "Troublesome Bubblegum" (2004)

274) Imani Coppola, "Afrodite" (2004)

275) Antibalas, "Who Is This America?" (2004)

276) Peaches, "Impeach My Bush" (2004)

277) Haiku D'Etat, "Coup de Theatre" (2004)

278) Boyskout, "School of Etiquette" (2004)

279) Lucky Jim, "Our Troubles End Tonight" (2004)

280) Le Tigre, "This Island" (2004)




281) Robert Plant & The Strange Sensation, "Mighty ReArranger" (2005)

282) Las Perras Del Infierno, "Intuicion Canina" (2005)

283) The Husbands, "There's Nothing I'd Like More Than To See You Dead" (2006)

284) Erase Errata, "Night Life" (2006)

285) Gossip, "Standing In the Way of Control" (2006)

286) Alice Smith, "For Lovers, Dreamers, & Me" (2007)

287) The Love Me Nots, "In Black & White" (2007)





2010s!


288) The Black Keys, "Brothers" (2010)

289) Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings, "Soul Time!" (2011)

290) Black Joe Lewis & The Honeybears, "Scandalous!" (2011)

291) A.A. Bondy, "Believers" (2011)

292) The Like, "Release Me" (2011)

293) Tame Impala, "Lonerism" (2012)

294) Papa Deluxe, "Queen Of The Wave" (2012)

295) Gary Clark, Jr., "Blak And Blu" (2012)

296) Father John Misty, "Fear Fun" (2012)

297) Jacco Gardner, "Cabinet Of Curiosities" (2013)

298) Savages, "Silence Yourself" (2013)

299) Temples, "Sun Structures" (2014)

300) Alabama Shakes, "Sound & Color" (2015)






M.I.A., dept.:

Spotify has 90% of everything, but some of my favorite records weren't in there.
Here are some more stellar stalwarts worth your ears!

-The Luv'd Ones, "Truth Gonna Stand" (mid-60's)

-Birtha, "Birtha" (1973)

-George Martin, "LIVE AND LET DIE" (soundtrack 1973)

-Brian Eno/David Byrne, "My Life In the Bush Of Ghosts" (1981)

-ESG, "Come Away WIth ESG" (1983)

-Prince & The Revolution, "PURPLE RAIN" (1984)

-Gene Clark & Carla Olson, "SO REBELLIOUS A LOVER" (1987)

-Big Pig, "Bonk" (1988)

-Gettovetts, "Missionaries Moving" (1988)

-Shonen Knife, "Brand New Knife" (1996)

-Verbena, "Into The Pink" (1999)

-Graham Coxon, "Happiness In Magazines" (2004)





For the record.





The Music Primer Series:


2) MUSIC 101: The 1950s

3) MUSIC 101: The 1960s

4) MUSIC 101: The 1970s

5) MUSIC 101: The 1980s

6) MUSIC 101: The 1990s

7) MUSIC 101: The 2000s


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Further Study, dept.:


-The Real History of Rock and Soul!: A Manifesto, A Handy Checklist

-Revolution 1950s: The Big Damn Bang of Rock'n'Roll!

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-2000 Great Albums on Pinterest!





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