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 437 albums (so far).
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Telepathic With the Deceased
Xasthur
(2004)
202
This Nation's Saving Grace
The Fall
(1985)
203
Skylarking
XTC
(1986)
204
Surfer Rosa
Pixies
(1992)
205
Never Mind the Bollocks Here's the Sex Pistols
Sex Pistols
(1977)
206
Harvest
Neil Young
(1972)
207
Half Dead and Dynamite
Lifter Puller
(1997)
208
Det som engang var
Burzum
(1993)
209
Disintegration
The Cure
(1989)
210
Entertainment!
Gang of Four
(1979)
211
Crazy Rhythms
The Feelies
(1980)
212
Let It Be
The Replacements
(1984)
213
New Day Rising
Hüsker Dü
(1985)
214
English Settlement
XTC
(1982)
215
Specials
The Specials
(1979)
216
Wild Planet
The B-52's
(1980)
217
The Sophtware Slump
Grandaddy
(2000)
218
Tonight and Forever
Sense Field
(2001)
219
In Utero
Nirvana
(1993)
220
Exile in Guyville
Liz Phair
(1993)
221
Ultravox!
Ultravox!
(1977)
222
Roads to the North
Panopticon
(2014)
223
Strawberries
The Damned
(1982)
224
Germfree Adolescents
X-Ray Spex
(1978)
225
Purple
Baroness
(2015)
226
Wakin on a Pretty Daze
Kurt Vile
(2013)
227
Rock Collection
Pond
(1997)
228
Arise!
Amebix
(1987)
229
Filosofem
Burzum
(1996)
230
A Moon Shaped Pool
Radiohead
(2016)
231
A Taste of Pink!
The Prisoners
(1983)
232
The Clash
The Clash
(1977)
233
The Doors
The Doors
(1967)
234
Autumn Eternal
Panopticon
(2015)
235
Welcome to Sky Valley
Kyuss
(1994)
236
Under the Sign of the Black Mark
Bathory
(1987)
237
Nightcrawler
Pete Yorn
(2006)
238
There's a Riot Goin' On
Sly & The Family Stone
(1971)
239
Bergtatt: Et eeventyr i 5 capitler
Ulver
(1995)
240
Purple Rain
Prince and The Revolution
(1984)
241
Surrealistic Pillow
Jefferson Airplane
(1967)
242
Master of Puppets
Metallica
(1986)
243
Amnesiac
Radiohead
(2001)
244
The Argument
Fugazi
(2001)
245
Perverted by Language
The Fall
(1983)
246
Island of Jewels
The Legendary Pink Dots
(1986)
247
Pink Moon
Nick Drake
(1972)
248
Sandinista!
The Clash
(1980)
249
Blue Bell Knoll
Cocteau Twins
(1988)
250
Telepathic Surgery
The Flaming Lips
(1989)

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