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1,000 Albums to Listen to Before Death...

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1955

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In the Wee Small Hours - Frank Sinatra
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1956

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Tragic Songs of Life - The Louvin Brothers
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The Wildest - Louis Prima,Keely Smith
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This is Fats - Fats Domino
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Ellington at Newport - Duke Ellington
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Songs for Swingin' Lovers! - Frank Sinatra
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Elvis Presley - Elvis Presley
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1957

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The "Chirping" Crickets - Buddy Holly & The Crickets
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The Atomic Mr Basie - Count Basie
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Brilliant Corners - Thelonious Monk
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Palo Congo - Sabu Martinez
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Kenya - Machito
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Here's Little Richard - Little Richard
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Live at Mr. Kelly's - Sarah Vaughan
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Birth of the Cool - Miles Davis
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1958

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Dance Mania - Tito Puente
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Lady in Satin - Billie Holiday
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Moanin' - Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers
MOANIN' (1958)
ART BLAKELY & THE JAZZ MESSENGERS

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1959

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Jack Takes the Floor - Ramblin' Jack Elliott
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Time Out - The Dave Brubeck Quartet
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Kind of Blue - Miles Davis
KIND OF BLUE (1959)
MILES DAVIS

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1960

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At Last! - Etta James
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Joan Baez - Joan Baez
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Elvis Is Back! - Elvis Presley
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Miriam Makeba - Miriam Makeba
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A Date With The Everly Brothers - The Everly Brothers
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Back at the Chicken Shack - Jimmy Smith_III
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Muddy Waters at Newport - Muddy Waters
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1961

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Sunday at the Village Vanguard - Bill Evans Trio
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1962

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Green Onions - Booker T. & The MG's
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Jazz Samba - Stan Getz,Charlie Byrd
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1963

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Night Life - Ray Price
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A Christmas Gift For You From Phil Spector - Phil Spector, The Ronettes, The Crystals, Darlene Love, Bob B. Soxx & the Blue Jeans
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Live at the Apollo - James Brown
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With the Beatles - The Beatles
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Getz/Gilberto - Stan Getz,João Gilberto,Astrud Gilberto
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Olympia '64 - Jacques Brel
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Rock 'n' Soul - Solomon Burke
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A Girl Called Dusty - Dusty Springfield
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12 X 5 - The Rolling Stones
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A Hard Day's Night - The Beatles
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MY PERSONAL CHOICES FOR WHAT SHOULD BE CONSIDERED the most fundamental sounds of the modern music age. I came across a list a while back (called "1001 Albums to Hear Before You Die" or something like that) and this list is more or less in retort to that. I try to include a wide range of different genres, sounds, themes and tones, everything from mainstream to indie to experimental--but I'm always looking for the next big hit around the corner, so anybody stopping in to check my list out, PLEASE, feel free to leave suggestions as to what I should listen to next in the comments below.

I started a list a while back, entitled Soundtrack to My Life, this is more or less a continuation of that. I've been exposing myself to a lot of new music lately, most of the choices you see here on the list are the tunes I grew up on. Others are someone else's that I thoroughly enjoy.

Please note that everything with a star ranking under it is something I've listened to, and every item with a pic accompanying it is something I've chosen to keep as--what I consider--an absolute fundamental record, that should be LISTENED TO before death.

PERSONAL TALLY:

7 albums

David Bowie.

5 albums

The Beatles; Led Zeppelin.

4 albums

Pink Floyd; Michael Jackson; Echo & the Bunnymen; The Cure; Metallica; Nine Inch Nails; A Tribe Called Quest; Tool; The Smashing Pumpkins; Kanye West.

3 albums

Bob Dylan; Neil Young; The Stooges; Nick Drake; Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds; The Beastie Boys; Björk; Radiohead; Marilyn Manson; Daft Punk; Gorillaz.

2 albums

Miles Davis; Frank Zappa; Simon & Garfunkel; The Beach Boys; Captain Beefheart; The Doors; Tim Buckley; The Jimi Hendrix Experience; Creedence Clearwater Revival; The Who; Black Sabbath; Marvin Gaye; Bob Marley & the Wailers; Elvis Costello; Talking Heads; Def Leppard; The Smiths; The Red Hot Chili Peppers; The Stone Temple Pilots; Dream Theater; PJ Harvey; The Manic Street Preachers; The Offspring; Green Day; Foo Fighters; Garbage; Oasis; The Chemical Brothers; The Flaming Lips; Ryan Adams; The White Stripes; The Mars Volta; Mastodon; K-Os; The Black Keys.

1 album-

Art Blakely & the Jazz Messengers; The Sonics; The 13th Floor Elevators; Love; The Velvet Underground; Nico; Jefferson Airplane; The Moody Blues; Johnny Cash; Aretha Franklin; The Zombies; Iron Butterfly; MC5; The Kinks; King Crimson; George Harrison; Deep Purple; Sly & the Family Stone; Joni Mitchell; Funkadelic/Parliment; John Lennon; Janis Joplin; Carole King; Jethro Tull; Big Star; Alice Cooper; Stevie Wonder; Elton John; Mike Oldfield; Richard and Linda Thompson; Aerosmith; Patti Smith; Queen; The Eagles; Wire; Fleetwood Mac; The Sex Pistols; Willie Nelson; Devo; Blondie; Van Halen; Supertramp; The Clash; Joy Division; The Dead Kennedys; Motörhead; The Split Endz; AC/DC; Black Flag; Rush; Blue Öyster Cult; Prince; Iron Maiden; Descendents; Cyndi Lauper; Bonnie Tyler; The Replacements; Minutemen; Tom Waits; The Dire Straits; Tears for Fears; Afrika Bambaataa & Soulsonic Force; Slayer; Peter Gabriel; George Michael; The Pixies; Sonic Youth; The Stone Roses; Janet Jackson; Operation Ivy; Public Enemy; Depeche Mode; Gwar; Sinead O'Connor; Pearl Jam; Nirvana; Ministry; Pantera; Rage Against the Machine; The Brian Jonestown Massacre; "Weird Al" Yankovic; Sheryl Crow; Weezer; Jeff Buckley; Failure; Soundgarden; Portishead; TLC; Pulp; Elastica; Jewel; Primus; Silverchair; White Zombie; Joan Osborne; No Doubt; Alanis Morissette; Jamiroquai; Sepultura; Beck; 2Pac; Fiona Apple; The Fugees; Anthony B; The Cranberries; Puff Daddy; Missy Elliot; The Dandy Warhols; Aqua; Live; The Verve; Blur; Rammstein;; The Tea Party; The Crystal Method; Prodigy; Busta Rhymes; Fatboy Slim; Lucinda Williams; Madonna; Korn; Massive Attack; Hole; Refused; Lauryn Hill; The Cardigans; Destiny's Child; Mr. Oizo; Skunk Anansie; Filter; Moby; Incubus; The Matthew Good Band; Godspeed You! Black Emperor; Ryan Adams; Outkast; The Deftones; Linkin Park; A Perfect Circle; Eminem; Converge; Tenacious D; Pennywise; Avril Lavigne; Queens of the Stone Age; Metric; Arcade Fire; The Birthday Massacre; Wolfmother; Muse; Amy Winehouse; Arctic Monkeys; LCD Soundsystem; M.I.A.; Justice; MGMT; Ty Segall; Samsara Blues Experiment; Gayngs; Tame Impala; Sam Smith; Beyoncé Knowles; Bassnectar; The Black Angels.

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Posted: 11 months, 3 weeks ago at Oct 3 0:19
Amazing list man! I am going to have to check some of these out. Completely agree with you on Mellon Collie, one of the greatest albums ever.
Posted: 11 months, 3 weeks ago at Oct 3 0:19
Posted: 11 months, 2 weeks ago at Oct 10 18:16
Thanks Great Divide. Yep! Mellon Collie was certainly a classic that fueled my adolescence. And thankfully, holds up to the test of time all these years later. Will post my thoughts on it as soon as I get the chance.
Posted: 10 months, 3 weeks ago at Oct 31 23:31
Wow ! that's a lot of album it's even a little bit more than my personnal cd collection and you have much more albums than my longest music list ... http://www.listal.com/list/why-80s-so-great-musically
Awesome selection my friend : )
Posted: 2 months, 1 week ago at Jul 15 7:26
Nice =)

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