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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351
Back in Black
AC/DC
(1980)
352
Damn the Torpedoes
Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers
(1979)
353
In the Court of the Crimson King
King Crimson
(1969)
354
Brotherhood
New Order
(1986)
355
Viva Hate
Morrissey
(1988)
356
Album: Generic Flipper
Flipper
(1982)
357
Hang Time
Soul Asylum
(1988)
358
Pleased to Meet Me
The Replacements
(1987)
359
Alien Lanes
Guided by Voices
(1995)
360
Bellybutton
Jellyfish
(1990)
361
Goats Head Soup
The Rolling Stones
(1973)
362
American Idiot
Green Day
(2004)
363
Tomorrow the Green Grass
The Jayhawks
(1995)
364
Rid of Me
PJ Harvey
(1993)
365
Hvis lyset tar oss
Burzum
(1994)
366
Closer
Joy Division
(1980)
367
New West Motel
The Walkabouts
(1993)
368
Meat Is Murder
The Smiths
(1985)
369
Damned Damned Damned
The Damned
(1977)
370
Atomizer
Big Black
(1986)
Dark and intense imagery used to create a harsh, vivid reflection of society.
371
In the Nightside Eclipse
Emperor
(1994)
372
New York Dolls
New York Dolls
(1973)
373
Reckoning
R.E.M.
(1984)
374
Sorry Ma, Forgot to Take Out the Trash
The Replacements
(1981)
375
Get the Knack
The Knack
(1979)
376
Young Loud and Snotty
Dead Boys
(1977)
377
Kerplunk
Green Day
(1992)
378
Women and Children First
Van Halen
(1980)
379
Selected Ambient Works 85-92
Aphex Twin
(1992)
380
Check Your Head
Beastie Boys
(1992)
381
Paranoid
Black Sabbath
(1970)
382
Close to the Edge
Yes
(1972)
383
Mass Romantic
The New Pornographers
(2000)
384
Fragile
Yes
(1971)
385
Boston
Boston
(1976)
386
The Modern Lovers
The Modern Lovers
(1976)
387
Retreat From the Sun
That Dog.
(1997)
388
Everything's Different Now
'Til Tuesday
(1988)
389
Repeater
Fugazi
(1990)
390
Hungry Ghost
Violent Soho
(2013)
391
Day Three of My New Life
Knapsack
(1997)
392
Colossal Youth
Young Marble Giants
(1980)
393
Icky Mettle
Archers of Loaf
(1993)
394
Det som engang var
Burzum
(1994)
395
Mother Fist and Her Five Daughters
Marc Almond & the Willing Sinners
(1987)
396
The Magnificent Tree
Hooverphonic
(2000)
397
Diary of a Madman
Ozzy Osbourne
(1981)
398
Tell All Your Friends
Taking Back Sunday
(2002)
399
Holy Smoke
Peter Murphy
(1992)
400
Songs From Northern Britain
Teenage Fanclub
(1997)

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