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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401
Cheap Trick
Cheap Trick
(1977)
402
American Football
American Football
(1999)
403
Too Fast for Love
Mötley Crüe
(1981)
404
Bat Out of Hell
Meat Loaf
(1977)
405
Jeopardy
The Sound
(1980)
406
Tropics and Meridians
June of 44
(1996)
407
Cereal Killers
Too Much Joy
(1991)
408
Vee Vee
Archers of Loaf
(1995)
409
Fuel for the Hate Game
Hot Water Music
(1997)
410
My War
Black Flag
(1984)
411
Odelay
Beck
(1996)
412
Dawn Patrol
Night Ranger
(1982)
413
Foolish
Superchunk
(1994)
414
Sleepy Eyed
Buffalo Tom
(1995)
415
California X
California X
(2013)
416
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Lynyrd Skynyrd
(1973)
417
Liquid Swords
Genius/GZA
(1995)
418
Death Church
Rudimentary Peni
(1983)
419
Prayers on Fire
The Birthday Party
(1981)
420
Milo Goes to College
Descendents
(1982)
421
Suede
Suede
(1993)
422
Never Loved Elvis
The Wonder Stuff
(1991)
423
(GI)
Germs
(2005)
424
Vinyl
Dramarama
(1991)
425
Thunder and Consolation
New Model Army
(1989)
426
Cherry Alive
Eve's Plum
(1995)
427
Kiss Me Deadly
Gen X
(1981)
428
good kid, m.A.A.d city
Kendrick Lamar
(2012)
429
Loverboy
Loverboy
(1980)
430
Electric
The Cult
(1987)
431
Third Eye
Redd Kross
(1990)
432
Listen Like Thieves
INXS
(1985)
433
A Blaze in the Northern Sky
Darkthrone
(1992)
434
Fables of the Reconstruction
R.E.M.
(1985)
435
Little Baby Buntin'
Killdozer
(1987)
436
The Record
Fear
(1982)

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