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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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1964

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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
A HARD DAY'S NIGHT (1964)
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:

10 albums

David Bowie.

9 Albums

Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds.

7 Albums

The Beatles; Radiohead.

6 Albums

Led Zeppelin.

5 albums

The Rolling Stones; Pink Floyd; Sonic Youth; Primus; The White Stripes; Kanye West.

4 albums

Bob Marley & the Wailers; Michael Jackson; Echo & the Bunnymen; The Cure; Metallica; The Beastie Boys; Nine Inch Nails; A Tribe Called Quest; Blur; Björk; Tool; The Smashing Pumpkins; Marilyn Manson; System of a Down; The Arcade Fire.

3 albums

Bob Dylan; The Who; The Jimi Hendrix Experience; Neil Young; The Stooges; Nick Drake; Talking Heads; Kate Bush; Public Enemy; The Pixies; The Red Hot Chili Peppers; PJ Harvey; The Manic Street Preachers; Rage Against the Machine; Moist; Oasis; Korn; Live; Green Day; The Chemical Brothers; The Matthew Good Band; Daft Punk; Queens of the Stone Age; Eminem; Rufus Wainwright; Gorillaz; Broken Social Scene; The Black Keys; Tame Impala.

2 albums

Miles Davis; Frank Zappa; Simon & Garfunkel; The Beach Boys; Captain Beefheart; The Doors; Tim Buckley; Creedence Clearwater Revival; Black Sabbath; Marvin Gaye; Jethro Tull; Elvis Costello; Devo; The Dire Straits; Def Leppard; The Smiths; George Michael; Janet Jackson; The Tragically Hip; Ween; Soundgarden; Pearl Jam; Nirvana; The Stone Temple Pilots; Dream Theater; The Brian Jonestown Massacre; "Weird Al" Yankovic; Hole; The Offspring; Failure; TLC; Foo Fighters; 2Pac; The Deftones; Garbage; No Doubt; Alanis Morissette; The Cardigans; Super Furry Animals; Limblifter; Fiona Apple; The Tea Party; Slipknot; The Flaming Lips; Ryan Adams; A Perfect Circle; Metric; The Mars Volta; Mastodon; K-Os; The Birthday Massacre; Wolfmother; Carbon Based Lifeforms; Opeth; Samsara Blues Experiment; Kendrick Lamar; The Orwells.

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Art Blakely & the Jazz Messengers; The Sonics; The 13th Floor Elevators; Love; The Velvet Underground; Nico; Jefferson Airplane; The Moody Blues; The Byrds; Johnny Cash; Aretha Franklin; The Zombies; Iron Butterfly; MC5; The Kinks; King Crimson; Derek and the Dominos; The Carpenters; George Harrison; Deep Purple; Sly & the Family Stone; Joni Mitchell; Funkadelic/Parliment; T.Rex; John Lennon; Janis Joplin; Carole King; 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; Blondie; Van Halen; The Fall; Supertramp; The Clash; Joy Division; The Dead Kennedys; Motörhead; The Split Endz; AC/DC; Black Flag; Rush; Soft Cell; Blue Öyster Cult; Prince; Iron Maiden; Descendents; Cyndi Lauper; R.E.M.; Mötley Crüe; Bonnie Tyler; The Replacements; Minutemen; A-Ha; Tom Waits; The Jesus and Mary Chain; Tears for Fears; Afrika Bambaataa & Soulsonic Force; Slayer; Peter Gabriel; Tracy Chapman; The Stone Roses; Operation Ivy; LL Cool J; Depeche Mode; Gwar; Sinead O'Connor; Spiderland; Aphex Twin; Ministry; Alice in Chains; Pantera; The Wu-Tang Clan; The Crash Test Dummies; Sheryl Crow; Weezer; Jeff Buckley; Portishead; Pulp; The Wild Strawberries; Elastica; Jewel; Silverchair; White Zombie; Joan Osborne; The Spice Girls; Jamiroquai; Republica; Supergrass; Sepultura; Beck; I Mother Earth; The Fugees; Anthony B; The Cranberries; Puff Daddy; Missy Elliot; The Dandy Warhols; Aqua; Sarah McLachlan; Savage Garden; The Verve; Blur; Rammstein; The Crystal Method; Prodigy; Busta Rhymes; Kid Rock; Lucinda Williams; Esthero; Madonna; Joydrop; Air; Love Inc.; Rob Zombie; Orgy; Massive Attack; Fatboy Slim; Refused; Lauryn Hill; The Magnetic Fields; Static-X; Serial Joe; Destiny's Child; Mr. Oizo; Skunk Anansie; Coal Chamber; Filter; Moby; Incubus; Godspeed You! Black Emperor; Mudvayne; Powderfinger; The Bloodhound Gang; Finger Eleven; Outkast; Linkin Park; Converge; Pink; Alicia Keys; Tenacious D; Pennywise; Lacuna Coil; Agalloch; Avril Lavigne; Placebo; Scissor Sisters; My Morning Jacket; Sufjan Stevens; Bloc Party; Muse; Amy Winehouse; Arctic Monkeys; LCD Soundsystem; M.I.A.; Klaxons; Justice; Cage the Elephant; MGMT; Earth; My Sleeping Karma; Animal Collective; White Lies; Patrick Watson; Ty Segall; Gayngs; Janelle Monáe; SebastiAN; Puscifer; Jake Bugg; Vampire Weekend; J. Cole; Yob; Alvvays; Death From Above; Sam Smith; Troye Sivan; Naxatras; Beyoncé Knowles; Bassnectar; Danny Brown; Ed Sheeran; The Black Angels; Roger Waters.

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Comments

Posted: 1 year, 1 month 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: 1 year, 1 month ago at Oct 3 0:19
Posted: 1 year, 1 month 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: 1 year 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: 4 months, 1 week ago at Jul 15 7:26
Nice =)

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