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

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