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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301
Only Theatre of Pain
Christian Death
(1982)
302
Rock Bottom
Robert Wyatt
(1974)
303
The Devil and God Are Raging Inside Me
Brand New
(2007)
304
Happiness
Lisa Germano
(1994)
305
And the Horse They Rode in On
Soul Asylum
(1990)
306
(What's the Story) Morning Glory?
Oasis
(1995)
307
The Cars
The Cars
(1978)
308
Dookie
Green Day
(1994)
309
Elephant
The White Stripes
(2003)
310
Innerspeaker
Tame Impala
(2010)
311
Privilege
Television Personalities
(1989)
312
Gentlemen
The Afghan Whigs
(1993)
313
Beast Epic
Iron & Wine
(2017)
314
The Century of Self
...And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead
(2009)
315
...And Out Come the Wolves
Rancid
(1995)
316
Los Angeles
X
(1980)
317
Nebraska
Bruce Springsteen
(1982)
318
Eye
Robyn Hitchcock
(1990)
319
Mush
Leatherface
(1991)
320
Rites of Spring
Rites of Spring
(1987)
321
Gone Glimmering
Chavez
(1995)
322
Bloom
Beach House
(2012)
323
Animal Magnetism
Scorpions
(1980)
324
The Stone Roses
The Stone Roses
(1989)
325
Blizzard of Ozz
Ozzy Osbourne
(1980)
326
Weezer [Blue Album]
Weezer
(1994)
327
On Fire
Galaxie 500
(1989)
328
War
U2
(1983)
329
Powerslave
Iron Maiden
(1984)
330
Porcupine
Echo & The Bunnymen
(1983)
331
Source Tags & Codes
...And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead
(2002)
332
Four Great Points
June of 44
(1998)
333
Grace
Jeff Buckley
(1994)
334
MY WOMAN
Angel Olsen
(2016)
335
Transformer
Lou Reed
(1972)
336
Wrong
NoMeansNo
(1989)
337
Strangeways, Here We Come
The Smiths
(1987)
338
Songs From the Big Chair
Tears for Fears
(1985)
339
Spring Session M
Missing Persons
(1982)
340
Fair Warning
Van Halen
(1981)
341
Evolution
Journey
(1979)
342
Strange Man, Changed Man
Bram Tchaikovsky
(1979)
343
Rock for Light
Bad Brains
(1983)
344
Fresh Fruit for Rotting Vegetables
Dead Kennedys
(1980)
345
Her Wallpaper Reverie
The Apples in Stereo
(1999)
346
Piece of Mind
Iron Maiden
(1983)
347
Mighty Joe Moon
Grant Lee Buffalo
(1994)
348
Rage Against the Machine
Rage Against the Machine
(1992)
349
Tim
The Replacements
(1985)
350
Crocodiles
Echo and The Bunnymen
(1980)

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