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

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