Lists  Reviews  Images  Update feed
MoviesTV ShowsMusicBooksGamesDVDs/Blu-RayPeopleArt & DesignPlacesWeb TV & PodcastsToys & CollectiblesComic Book SeriesBeautyAnimals   View more categories »
Listal logo
3237 Views    Share:

2,000 Albums to Listen to Before Death...

Music list created by ToonHead2102 Avatar

Sort by: Showing 1-50 of 2000
Rating: List Type:
Add items to section


The absolute BEST of...

Review coming soon...

FAV TRACKS: "In the Wee Small Hours of the Morning"; "Can't We Be Friends"; "Ill Wind"; "Mood Indigo"; "Glad to Be Unhappy"; "Dancing on the Ceiling"

Add items to section


The absolute BEST of...

Review coming soon...

FAV TRACKS: "Blue Suede Shoes (Carl Perkins cover)"; "Tryin' to Get to You"; "Blue Moon"; "Money Honey"; "I Love You Because"; "I Got a Woman (Ray Charles cover)"; "I'm Counting on You"; "I'll Never Let You Go (Little Darlin')"

Add items to section


The absolute BEST of...
Add items to section


The absolute BEST of...

Review coming soon...

FAV TRACKS: "Blue Train"; "Locomotion"; "Sonny's Crib"; "Lazy Bird"; "Moment's Notice"; "I'm Old Fashioned"; "Smoke Stack"; "Trane's Blues"; "Just For the Love"

MOANIN' (1958)

Review coming soon...

FAV TRACKS: "Moanin'"; "The Drum Thunder Suite"; "Come Rain or Come Shine"; "Are You Real?"; "Along Came Betty"; "Blues March"

Add items to section


The absolute BEST of...

Review coming soon...


Review coming soon...

FAV TRACKS: "Lonely Woman"; "Focus on Sanity"; "Peace"; "Chronology"; "Eventually"; "Congeniality"

TIME OUT (1959)

Review coming soon...

FAV TRACKS: "Take Five"; "Blue Rondo à la Turk"; "Strange Meadow Lark"; "Kathy's Waltz"; "Everybody's Jumpin'"; "Three to Get Ready"; "Pick Up Sticks"

Add items to section


The absolute BEST of...
Add items to section


The absolute BEST of...
Add items to section


The absolute BEST of...
Add items to section


The absolute BEST of...

Review coming soon...

FAV TRACKS: "All I've Got to Do"; "Please Mr. Postman (Marvelettes cover)"; "You Really Got a Hold on Me (Smokey Robinson cover)"; "Don't Bother Me"; "Roll Over Beethoven (Chuck Berry cover)"; "Money (That's What I Want) (Motown cover)"; "I Wanna Be Your Man"


Review coming soon...

FAV TRACKS: "Blowin' in the Wind"; "Masters of War"; "Bob Dylan's Dream"; "Down the Highway"; "Oxford Town"; "Talkin' World War III Blues"; "I Shall Be Free"; "A Hard Rain's a-Gonna Fall"; "Corina, Corina"; "Bob Dylan's Blues"

Load more items (1950 more in this list)

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 You Must 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.

Special thanks go to a couple amigos of mine from the site, as well as others who's lists I've recently become obsessed with and have been lifting selections from cause, my friends... your taste in music is hella-dope! ;-D Here are links to those lists which I highly recommend my readers check out:

My 600 Favorite Albums Of All Time by Pandoras Folly
Every Good Album. by Ueno_Station54
Why The 80's Are So Great Musically... For This by Dark Warrior
Best Albums of 2000, Best Albums of 1999, Best Albums of 1998, Best Albums of 1997, Best Albums of 1996, Best Albums of 1995, Best Albums of 1994, Best Albums of 1993, Best Albums of 1992, Best Albums of 1991, and Best Albums of 1990 ...all by Stehako


11 albums

David Bowie; Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds.

10 albums

Pink Floyd.

9 Albums

The Beatles.

7 Albums

The Rolling Stones; Metallica; Radiohead.

6 Albums

Led Zeppelin; Primus; The Black Keys; Kanye West.

5 albums

Bob Marley & the Wailers; The Cure; Madonna; Sonic Youth; The Manic Street Preachers; Dream Theater; Marilyn Manson; Rufus Wainwright; The White Stripes; The Birthday Massacre; Mastodon.

4 albums

Bob Dylan; The Who; The Velvet Underground; Michael Jackson; Echo & the Bunnymen; R.E.M.; The Beastie Boys; "Weird Al" Yankovic; The Tragically Hip; Nine Inch Nails; A Tribe Called Quest; Porcupine Tree; Blur; Björk; Tool; The Smashing Pumpkins; Oasis; The Brian Jonestown Massacre; Placebo; Queens of the Stone Age; System of a Down; Phoenix; Broken Social Scene; Animal Collective; The Arcade Fire.

3 albums

John Coltrane; Eric Clapton; The Jimi Hendrix Experience; Neil Young; The Stooges; Nick Drake; Yes; Big Star; Talking Heads; U2; Kate Bush; Swans; Slayer; Public Enemy; Death; The Pixies; Soundgarden; Massive Attack; The Red Hot Chili Peppers; PJ Harvey; White/Rob Zombie; Rage Against the Machine; Moist; Korn; Live; Green Day; D'Angelo; The Dandy Warhols; Garbage; Foo Fighters; The Chemical Brothers; Silverchair; Modest Mouse; The Matthew Good Band; Daft Punk; Eminem; Gorillaz; Metric; M.I.A.; LCD Soundsystem; Bloc Party; Fleet Foxes; MGMT; Kendrick Lamar; Tame Impala; Kurt Vile; Death Grips; Father John Misty; The Orwells.

2 albums

Miles Davis; The Byrds; The Kinks; Frank Zappa; Simon & Garfunkel; The Beach Boys; Captain Beefheart; The Doors; Tim Buckley; The Band; Janis Joplin; Van Morrison; Creedence Clearwater Revival; Sly & the Family Stone; Black Sabbath; John Lennon; Elton John; Jethro Tull; Marvin Gaye; The Eagles; Blue Öyster Cult; Elvis Costello; The Clash; Devo; The Dire Straits; Joy Division; Iron Maiden; Depeche Mode; Mötley Crüe; Def Leppard; KMFDM; Big Black; The Smiths; Gwar; George Michael; My Bloody Valentine; Janet Jackson; LL Cool J; Ween; Pearl Jam; Nirvana; The Barenaked Ladies; The Stone Temple Pilots; Ace of Base; Type O Negative; Bush; The Cranberries; Stabbing Westward; Prodigy; Hole; The Offspring; Failure; TLC; Mariah Carey; Shania Twain; Filter; Alice in Chains; 2Pac; The Deftones; No Doubt; Alanis Morissette; The Cardigans; Catatonia; Cake; Super Furry Animals; Limblifter; Fiona Apple; Mogwai; Godspeed You! Black Emperor; Incubus; The Tea Party; Mindless Self Indulgence; Slipknot; The Flaming Lips; Ryan Adams; A Perfect Circle; Converge; Muse; Agalloch; Death Cab for Cutie; The Mars Volta; Animal Collective; K-Os; Wolfmother; Arctic Monkeys; Carbon Based Lifeforms; Grizzly Bear; Brand New; Opeth; White Lies; Patrick Watson; Florence + the Machine; Vampire Weekend; Samsara Blues Experiment; St. Vincent; The Shins; Run the Jewels; Perfume Genius; Alvvays; Death From Above; The War on Drugs.

1 album

Frank Sinatra; Elvis Presley; Thelonious Monk; Art Blakely & the Jazz Messengers; The Dave Brubeck Quartet; Ornette Coleman; The Animals; Stan Getz; João Gilberto; The Sonics; The Lovin' Spoonful; The Yardbirds; The 13th Floor Elevators; Love; Nico; The Electric Prunes; Jefferson Airplane; The Moody Blues; Johnny Cash; Aretha Franklin; The Zombies; Os Mutantes; Dr. John; Iron Butterfly; MC5; King Crimson; The Guess Who; The Carpenters; George Harrison; Deep Purple; David Crosby; Emerson, Lake & Palmer; Can; Joni Mitchell; Funkadelic/Parliment; T.Rex; Carole King; Alice Cooper; Stevie Wonder; Mike Oldfield; Richard and Linda Thompson; Brian Eno; Aerosmith; Patti Smith; Queen; The Modern Lovers; Jean-Michel Jarre; Steely Dan; Television; Wire; Fleetwood Mac; The Sex Pistols; Willie Nelson; Blondie; Van Halen; Gang of Four; The Fall; Supertramp; The Dead Kennedys; Motörhead; The Split Endz; AC/DC; Black Flag; X; The Psychedelic Furs; Rush; Soft Cell; Toto; Prince; Grandmaster Flash & the Furious Five; Descendents; Minor Threat; Cyndi Lauper; Bonnie Tyler; Cocteau Twins; The Replacements; Minutemen; This Mortal Coil; Bruce Springsteen; A-Ha; Tom Waits; The Jesus and Mary Chain; Tears for Fears; Afrika Bambaataa & Soulsonic Force; Peter Gabriel; Dinosaur, Jr.; N.W.A.; Tracy Chapman; The Fine Young Cannibals; The Stone Roses; Operation Ivy; Sinead O'Connor; The Orb; Matthew Sweet; Primal Scream; Spiderland; Aphex Twin; Ministry; The Lemonheads; Iris DeMent; Pavement; Pantera; Cypress Hill; Salt-N-Pepa; The Melvins; The Wu-Tang Clan; The Crash Test Dummies; Sheryl Crow; Weezer; Jeff Buckley; treble charger; G. Love & Special Sauce; Portishead; Pulp; Ben Folds Five; Jars of Clay; Ashley MacIssac; Amanda Marshall; The Wild Strawberries; Supergrass; Jewel; Elastica; Joan Osborne; The Spice Girls; Jamiroquai; Aaliyah; Tracy Bonham; Republica; Stereolab; DJ Shadow; Ash; Sepultura; Beck; I Mother Earth; The Fugees; Anthony B; Missy Elliot; Insane Clown Posse; Econoline Crush; Limp Bizkit; Bran Van 3000; Aqua; Our Lady Peace; Sarah McLachlan; Savage Garden; Devin Townsend; The Verve; Blur; Rammstein; The Crystal Method; Neutral Milk Hotel; Kid Rock; Robbie Williams; Lucinda Williams; Esthero; Eve 6; Joydrop; Air; Love Inc.; Bif Naked; Monster Magnet; Orgy; Fatboy Slim; Refused; Lauryn Hill; Busta Rhymes; The Roots; Mr. Bungle; Sigur Rós; The Magnetic Fields; Blink 182; Static-X; Serial Joe; Destiny's Child; Mr. Oizo; Edwin; Skunk Anansie; Coal Chamber; Moby; Mudvayne; 3 Doors Down; Jet Set Satellite; Powderfinger; The Bloodhound Gang; Finger Eleven; At the Drive-In; Outkast; Linkin Park; Andrew W.K.; The Strokes; Pink; Alicia Keys; Tenacious D; Pennywise; Interpol; Wilco; William Basinski; Good Charlotte; Ok Go; Lacuna Coil; Avril Lavigne; The Vines; Mushroomhead; The Streets; The Killers; Scissor Sisters; My Morning Jacket; Bright Eyes; Sufjan Stevens; Nujabes; Lucero; Juliette and the Licks; Amy Winehouse; Fightstar; Lupe Fiasco; Klaxons; Airbourne; Justice; Cavalera Conspiracy; Crystal Castles; Bon Iver; The Rural Alberta Advantage; Cage the Elephant; Earth; My Sleeping Karma; Fever Ray; Ty Segall; Gayngs; Janelle Monáe; SebastiAN; Eternal Tapestry; Puscifer; Wild Nothing; Imagine Dragons; Bruno Mars; Ne Obliviscaris; Jake Bugg; The HAARP Machine; The Weeknd; J. Cole; Yob; Catfish and the Bottlemen; Low Roar; Royal Blood; Alt-J; Sam Smith; We Lost the Sea; Oh Hiroshima; Jamie XX; Troye Sivan; The Arcs; Adele; Naxatras; Courtney Barnett; Car Seat Headrest; King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard; Frank Ocean; Chance the Rapper; Acid Ghost; Beyoncé Knowles; Bassnectar; Danny Brown; Sun Kil Moon; Code Orange; King Krule; Tyler the Creator; Elder; Lights; Japanese Breakfast; I/O; All That Remains; Barns Courtney; Rise Against; Harry Styles; Serena Ryder; Power Trip; Lorde; Ed Sheeran; Whitehorse; Vince Staples; SZA; JLin; Iced Earth; The Black Angels; Feist; Roger Waters; Jack White.

Added to

26 votes
Favorite Lists (161 lists)
list by mirinbuddy
Published 4 years, 3 months ago 4 comments
14 votes
Music Ultimate List (41 lists)
list by rollcallaction
Published 1 year, 5 months ago

Related lists

Artists I'll never listen to thanks to Spotify ads
5 item list by The Flagship
7 votes
Albums heard in 2011
32 item list by renan
4 votes
Favorite albums of the year
520 item list by mirinbuddy
20 votes
Movies To See Before Death
843 item list by Patrick Goforth
3 votes
1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die
10 item list by Andreh
7 votes
An album for each year of my life
50 item list by xxixii
4 votes 1 comment
2014 Music ♥
12 item list by χβℓαcκ
Number #1 albums on my birthday
27 item list by The Flagship
10 votes 1 comment
TOP 10 Favorite Zappa Albums
10 item list by theglenntucker
Top 25 Classic rock Albums
5 item list by blankend
11 votes 2 comments

View more top voted lists

People who voted for this also voted for

More lists from ToonHead2102