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 421 albums (so far).

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Lynyrd Skynyrd
(1973)

402

Liquid Swords
Genius/GZA
(1995)

403

Death Church
Rudimentary Peni
(1983)

404

Prayers on Fire
The Birthday Party
(1981)

405

Milo Goes to College
Descendents
(1982)

406

Suede
Suede
(1993)

407

Never Loved Elvis
The Wonder Stuff
(1991)

408

(GI)
Germs
(2005)

409

Vinyl
Dramarama
(1991)

410

Thunder and Consolation
New Model Army
(1989)

411

Cherry Alive
Eve’s Plum
(1995)

412

Kiss Me Deadly
Generation X
(1981)

413

good kid, m.A.A.d city
Kendrick Lamar
(2012)

414

Loverboy
Loverboy
(1980)

415

Electric
The Cult
(1987)

416

Third Eye
Redd Kross
(1990)

417

Listen Like Thieves
INXS
(1985)

418

A Blaze in the Northern Sky
Darkthrone
(1991)

419

Fables of the Reconstruction
R.E.M.
(1985)

420

Little Baby Buntin’
Killdozer
(1987)

421

The Record
Fear
(1982)


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