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People who added this item 25 Average listal rating (19 ratings) 8.9 IMDB Rating 0
Saxophone Colossus - Sonny Rollins
1957

Favourite song: "St. Thomas"
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People who added this item 24 Average listal rating (12 ratings) 8.3 IMDB Rating 0
Milestones - Miles Davis
1958

Favourite song: "Milestones"
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The Shape of Jazz to Come - Ornette Coleman
1959

Favourite song: "Lonely Woman"
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Blues and Roots - Charles Mingus
1960

Favourite song: "Moanin'"
Favourite moment: The absolutely tiny moment at 3:28 in "E's Flat Ah's Flat Too" when the saxophone solo begins.
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People who added this item 13 Average listal rating (10 ratings) 8.2 IMDB Rating 0
Free Jazz - Ornette Coleman
1961

Favourite song: N/A (it's only one song)
Favourite moment: The last fifteen minutes or so. It suddenly quiets down to a most awesomely peculiar double drummer/basist solo with the horns making sudden furious attacks on the listener. Oh, and the drum solo is so simple, yet so brilliant. One of the coolest album closings ever.
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1962

Favourite song: "Spiritual"
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People who added this item 54 Average listal rating (38 ratings) 9.2 IMDB Rating 0
1963

Favourite song: "Solo Dancer (Stop! Look! And Listen, Sinner Jim Whitney!)"
Favourite moment: The above track from about 4:12 onwards.
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People who added this item 70 Average listal rating (45 ratings) 7.4 IMDB Rating 0
1964

Favourite song: "It Ain't Me, Babe"
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People who added this item 130 Average listal rating (86 ratings) 8.7 IMDB Rating 0
A Love Supreme - John Coltrane
1965

Favourite song: "Psalm"
Favourite moment: The percussion throughout "Psalm".
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People who added this item 249 Average listal rating (179 ratings) 8.2 IMDB Rating 0
Pet Sounds - The Beach Boys
1966

Favourite song: "God Only Knows"
Favourite moment: The coda of "God Only Knows"; the massive vocal harmonies on "You Still Believe in Me".
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People who added this item 75 Average listal rating (54 ratings) 8.5 IMDB Rating 0
Songs of Leonard Cohen - Leonard Cohen
1967

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People who added this item 90 Average listal rating (61 ratings) 8.4 IMDB Rating 0
Astral Weeks - Van Morrison
1968

Favourite song: "Sweet Thing"
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People who added this item 72 Average listal rating (51 ratings) 8.1 IMDB Rating 0
Trout Mask Replica - Captain Beefheart
1969

Favourite song: "When Big Joan Sets Up"
Favourite moment: Well this is a 28-track album full of crazy, mostly short songs and passing moments so it's impossible to pick one. Let's say the insane drum solo of "Sugar 'N Spikes".
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People who added this item 109 Average listal rating (77 ratings) 8.5 IMDB Rating 0
Fun House - The Stooges
1970

Favourite song: "Fun House"
Favourite moment: Any of those Iggy Pop's intense screams. Like the one at the beginning of "T.V. Eye" or the "IFEELALRIGHT!" thing going on in "1970" or the entire title track. Also, the madness unleashed in "L.A. Blues".
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People who added this item 55 Average listal rating (39 ratings) 8.3 IMDB Rating 0
Songs of Love and Hate - Leonard Cohen
1971

Favourite song: "Famous Blue Raincoat"
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Yes, and thanks, for the trouble you took from her eyes
I thought it was there for good so I never tried


bitter as fuck
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Transa - Caetano Veloso
1972

Favourite song: "Nine Out of Ten"
Favourite moment: Whenever it gets so emotional he bursts singing in his mother tongue.
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Larks' Tongues in Aspic - King Crimson
1973

Favourite song: "Easy Money"
Favourite moment: The way the main theme comes back in "Easy Money" or the way the band goes crazy in "Larks Tongues in Aspic (Part One)".
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People who added this item 72 Average listal rating (58 ratings) 8.5 IMDB Rating 0
Red - King Crimson
1974

Favourite song: "Starless"
Favourite moment: The heavenly guitar melody of "Starless" and everything that comes after the one note solo of Robert Fripp on that track. Sublime.
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1975

Favourite song: "Dixie"
Favourite moment: The reprise of the theme melody of "Histoires sans paroles".
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Songs in the Key of Life - Stevie Wonder
1976

Favourite song: "Another Star"
Favourite moment: The "doo-doo-doo" part in "I Wish" makes me jump like an idiot.
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Marquee Moon - Television
1977

Favourite song: "Marquee Moon"
Favourite moment: Everything they do with guitars on the title track and "Friction".
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Al final de este viaje - Silvio Rodriguez
1978

Favourite song: all of them
Favourite moment: all of them
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People who added this item 60 Average listal rating (39 ratings) 7.8 IMDB Rating 0
Entertainment! - Gang of Four
1979

Favourite song: "Damaged Goods"
Favourite moment: When "I Found That Essence Rare" or "Contract" kicks off. Mad grooves!
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Remain in Light - Talking Heads
1980

Favourite song: "Once in a Lifetime"
Favourite moment: The bleeping solo on whatever instrument on "Born Under Punches".

or "MY GOD, WHAT HAVE I DONE?!"
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People who added this item 49 Average listal rating (27 ratings) 7.9 IMDB Rating 0
Computer World - Kraftwerk
1981

Favourite song: "Computer Love"
Favourite moment: The last few minutes of the said track. The closest Kraftwerk ever came to sounding human. One of the most romantic songs ever written.
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Bach: The Goldberg Variations (1981) - Glenn Gould,Johann Sebastian Bach
1982 (recorded in 1981, I gather)

Favourite moment: The first Aria.
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People who added this item 105 Average listal rating (66 ratings) 8.1 IMDB Rating 0
Swordfishtrombones - Tom Waits
1983

Favourite song: "Shore Leave"
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Tabula Rasa - Arvo Pärt,Dennis Russell Davies,Keith Jarrett,Gidon Kremer,Stuttgart State Orchestra,Tatiana Grinden
1984 (I think it was originally released then)

Favourite song: "Fratres (for violin and piano)"
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People who added this item 200 Average listal rating (140 ratings) 8.3 IMDB Rating 0
Rain Dogs - Tom Waits
1985

Favourite song: "Tango Till They're Sore"
Favourite moment: Another hard pick. From the banging sounds of "Big Black Mariah" to the barking vocals of "Singapore", the heavenly accordion intro of the title track and the salvation army band fading out on the last track, this album is a rollercoaster ride of favourite moments.
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People who added this item 387 Average listal rating (277 ratings) 8.4 IMDB Rating 0
The Queen Is Dead - The Smiths
1986

Favourite song: "There Is a Light That Never Goes Out"
Favourite moment: The strings on that song, the coda of "The Boy With the Thorn in His Side", etc.
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People who added this item 14 Average listal rating (12 ratings) 8.5 IMDB Rating 0
Children of God - Swans
1987

Favourite song: "Beautiful Child"
Favourite moment: The crazy, evil trumpets apparently played by Satan on "Like a Drug".
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Spirit of Eden - Talk Talk
1988

Favourite song: "I Believe in You"
Favourite moment: The harmonica on "The Rainbow" or the percussion of "Desire" or the divine choir type of thing in "I Believe in You"
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Floating Into The Night - Julee Cruise
1989

Favourite song: "Rockin' Back Inside My Heart"
Favourite moment: The saxophone solo on the said track - such a brief, beautiful and clumsy little moment.
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Heaven Or Las Vegas - Cocteau Twins
1990

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The Low End Theory - Tribe Called Quest
1991

Favourite song: "Scenario"
Favourite moment: Busta Rhymes' verse on "Scenario"; the snare on "Jazz (We've Got)".
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People who added this item 103 Average listal rating (59 ratings) 8.4 IMDB Rating 0
Bone Machine - Tom Waits
1992

Favourite song: "That Feel"
Favourite moment: The "drunken emperor Nero" vocals on "In the Colosseum", the cool lyrics to "Black Wings", the desperation of "I Don't Wanna Grow Up", the apocalyptic feel on "Earth Dies Screaming"... could pick anything.
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People who added this item 145 Average listal rating (106 ratings) 8.5 IMDB Rating 0
1993

Favourite song: "Bring da Ruckus"
Favourite moment: Oh boy, I could make a list of the best moments on the Wu-Tang debut. Let's say the verses of Inspectah Deck and GZA on "Bring da Ruckus"
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People who added this item 133 Average listal rating (100 ratings) 8.6 IMDB Rating 0
Illmatic - Nas
1994

Favourite song: "N.Y. State of Mind"
Favourite moment: Just one example - I love how he delivers this line:

Life is parallel to Hell but I must maintain
And be prosperous, though we live dangerous
Cops could just arrest me, blaming us, we're held like hostages
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Muovi antaa periksi - Absoluuttinen Nollapiste
1995

Favourite song: "Sivulla jatkuu"
Favourite moment: The genious melody of the chorus of "Sivulla jatkuu". How melancholy can a song about brushing your teeth sound?
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People who added this item 90 Average listal rating (57 ratings) 7.9 IMDB Rating 0
Richard D. James Album - Aphex Twin
1996

Favourite song: "Girl/Boy Song"
Favourite moment: The gorgeous 'chorus' of "Fingerbib".
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OK Computer - Radiohead
1997

Favourite song: "Let Down"
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In the Aeroplane Over the Sea - Neutral Milk Hotel
1998

Favourite song: "In the Aeroplane Over the Sea"
Favourite moment: And one day we will die
And our ashes will fly from the aeroplane over the sea
But for now we are young
Let us lay in the sun
And count every beautiful thing we can see
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Suljettu - Absoluuttinen Nollapiste
1999

Favourite song: "Suvannossa ylpeä ilme"
Favourite moment: I love how the story comes together on the last track. The playful mood occasionally present on the album gradually turning into pure MOURN is just amazing. The best Finnish song ever.
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People who added this item 114 Average listal rating (71 ratings) 8.4 IMDB Rating 0
2000

Favourite song: "Antennas to Heaven"
Favourite moment: The priest speech on "Static" or the very last minutes of "Antennas to Heaven" or the beginning of "Storm" or the climax of "Sleep" or
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Lateralus - Tool
2001

Favourite song: "Reflection"
Favourite moment: The reprise of the "Disposition" guitar melody on "Reflection".
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2002

Favourite song: "Jesus, etc."
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Mount Eerie - The Microphones
2003

Favourite song: "The Sun"
Favourite moment: This album is basically a continuous favourite moment but I'll just mention the 'scary trumpets' on "The Sun".
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Madvillainy - Madvillain
2004

Favourite song: "Great Day"
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A Piece of Strange - CunninLynguists
2005

Favourite song: "The Gates"
Favourite moment: Tonedeff's delivery on "The Gates".
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Ys - Joanna Newsom
2006

Favourite song: "Monkey & Bear"
Favourite moment: Possibly my favorite album lyrics-wise. Or otherwise. I won't pick anything.
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Posted: 6 years ago at Sep 5 21:34
Wonderful list.
Posted: 3 years, 2 months ago at Jul 23 21:41
have you heard of the beatles? i understand that you're trying to boost your self esteem by including obscure music, but honestly you think van morrison is better the beatles?
Posted: 2 years, 8 months ago at Jan 20 4:33
^ Dafuq is your problem Orwell? Anyways I like the list.
Posted: 2 years, 8 months ago at Jan 20 9:21
Too much Beatles makes you angry, I guess.

Thanks! I need to update this again.

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