List Of Essential Albums

A great album is an assemblage of songs that collectively form a body of music that is more enjoyable than the individual songs.  The great ones will even reveal something new with each listen.  This is a list of albums that fit that criteria. 

This list contains 436 albums (so far).
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This Nation's Saving Grace
The Fall
(1985)
202
Skylarking
XTC
(1986)
203
Surfer Rosa
Pixies
(1992)
204
Never Mind the Bollocks Here's the Sex Pistols
Sex Pistols
(1977)
205
Harvest
Neil Young
(1972)
206
Half Dead and Dynamite
Lifter Puller
(1997)
207
Det som engang var
Burzum
(1993)
208
Disintegration
The Cure
(1989)
209
Entertainment!
Gang of Four
(1979)
210
Crazy Rhythms
The Feelies
(1980)
211
Let It Be
The Replacements
(1984)
212
New Day Rising
Hüsker Dü
(1985)
213
English Settlement
XTC
(1982)
214
Specials
The Specials
(1979)
215
Wild Planet
The B-52's
(1980)
216
The Sophtware Slump
Grandaddy
(2000)
217
Tonight and Forever
Sense Field
(2001)
218
In Utero
Nirvana
(1993)
219
Exile in Guyville
Liz Phair
(1993)
220
Ultravox!
Ultravox!
(1977)
221
Roads to the North
Panopticon
(2014)
222
Strawberries
The Damned
(1982)
223
Germfree Adolescents
X-Ray Spex
(1978)
224
Purple
Baroness
(2015)
225
Wakin on a Pretty Daze
Kurt Vile
(2013)
226
Rock Collection
Pond
(1997)
227
Arise!
Amebix
(1987)
228
Filosofem
Burzum
(1996)
229
A Moon Shaped Pool
Radiohead
(2016)
230
A Taste of Pink!
The Prisoners
(1982)
231
The Clash
The Clash
(1977)
232
The Doors
The Doors
(1967)
233
Autumn Eternal
Panopticon
(2015)
234
Welcome to Sky Valley
Kyuss
(1994)
235
Under the Sign of the Black Mark
Bathory
(1987)
236
Nightcrawler
Pete Yorn
(2006)
237
There's a Riot Goin' On
Sly & The Family Stone
(1971)
238
Bergtatt: Et eeventyr i 5 capitler
Ulver
(1995)
239
Purple Rain
Prince and The Revolution
(1984)
240
Surrealistic Pillow
Jefferson Airplane
(1967)
I can not imagine how cool this album must have sounded in 1967.
241
Master of Puppets
Metallica
(1986)
242
Amnesiac
Radiohead
(2001)
243
The Argument
Fugazi
(2001)
244
Perverted by Language
The Fall
(1983)
245
Island of Jewels
The Legendary Pink Dots
(1986)
246
Pink Moon
Nick Drake
(1972)
247
Sandinista!
The Clash
(1980)
248
Blue Bell Knoll
Cocteau Twins
(1988)
249
Telepathic Surgery
The Flaming Lips
(1989)
250
Treasure
Cocteau Twins
(1984)

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