1,001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die

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  1. (+)o Sinatra, Frank – In the Wee Small Hours
  2. o Ellington, Duke – At Newport (1956)
  3. (+)o Sinatra, Frank – Songs for Swingin’ Lovers!
  4. (+)o Monk, Thelonious – Brilliant Corners
  5. (+)o Davis, Miles – Birth of the Cool
  6. o Machito – Kenya
  7. o Little Richard – Here’s…
  8. o Puente, Tito & His Orchestra – Dance Mania (1958)
  9. (+)o Holiday, Billie – Lady in Satin
  10. o Elliott, Jack – Jack Takes the Floor
  11. o Vaughan, Sarah – At Mister Kelly’s
  12. o Fitzgerald, Ella – Sings the Gershwin Song Book
  13. (+)o Charles, Ray – Genius of… (1959)
  14. (+)o Davis, Miles – Kind of Blue
  15. (+)o Robbins, Marty – Gunfighter Ballads & Trail Songs
  16. (+)o Brubeck, Dave – Time Out
  17. o Baez, Joan – Joan Baez (1960)
  18. (+)o Presley, Elvis – Elvis is Back!
  19. o Makeba, Miriam – Miriam Makeba (1960)
  20. (+)o Everly Brothers – A Date with the…
  21. o Smith, Jimmy – Back at the Chicken Shack
  22. o Muddy Waters – At Newport
  23. (+)o Evans, Bill – Sunday at the Village Vanguard
  24. (+)o Charles, Ray - Modern Sounds in Country & Western Music
  25. (+)o Booker T & the MGs – Green Onions
  26. o Getz, Stan & Charlie Byrd – Jazz Samba
  27. o Beatles – With the…
  28. (+)o Dylan, Bob – Freewheelin’…
  29. o Spector, Phil & Various Artists – A Christmas Gift for You
  30. o Mingus, Charles – Black Saint & the Sinner Lady)
  31. o Getz, Stan & João Gilberto – Getz/Gilberto
  32. o Beatles – A Hard Day’s Night
  33. o Springfield, Dusty - A Girl Called Dusty
  34. o Sonics – Here Are the…
  35. (+)o Dylan, Bob – Bringing it All Back Home
  36. o Beach Boys – Today!
  37. (+)o Coltrane, John – A Love Supreme
  38. o Beatles – Rubber Soul
  39. o Byrds, Mr Tambourine Man
  40. (+)o Dylan, Bob – Highway 61 Revisited
  41. o Beatles – Revolver
  42. (+)o Beach Boys – Pet Sounds
  43. o Byrds – Fifth Dimension
  44. (+)o Dylan, Bob – Blonde on Blonde
  45. o Kinks – Face to Face
  46. o Mamas & the Papas – If You Can Believe Your Eyes & Ears
  47. o Mothers of Invention – Freak Out!
  48. o Rolling Stones – Aftermath
  49. o Simon & Garfunkel – Parsley, Sage, Rosemary & Thyme
  50. o Nico – Chelsea Girl
  51. (+)o Beatles – Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band
  52. o Buffalo Springfield – Again
  53. (+)o Love – Forever Changes
  54. o Pink Floyd – Piper at the Gates of Dawn
  55. (+)o Who – Sell Out
  56. (+)o Velvet Underground - & Nico
  57. o Sinatra, Frank - Frank Albert Sinatra & Antonio Carlos Jobim
  58. o Jefferson Airplane – Surrealistic Pillow
  59. o Kinks – Something Else by the…
  60. o Hendrix, Jimi – Are You Experienced
  61. (+)o Velvet Underground – White Light/White Heat
  62. o Hendrix, Jimi – Axis: Bold as Love
  63. (+)o Franklin, Aretha – I Never Loved a Man the Way I Love You
  64. o Rolling Stones – Beggars Banquet
  65. o Kinks – Village Green Preservation Society
  66. o Hendrix, Jimi – Electric Ladyland
  67. o Franklin, Aretha – Lady Soul
  68. o Simon & Garfunkel – Bookends
  69. (+)o Band – Music from Big Pink
  70. o Zombies – Odessey & Oracle
  71. o Morrison, Van – Astral Weeks
  72. o Byrds – Sweetheart of the Rodeo
  73. o Beatles – Beatles [aka White Album]
  74. (+)o Mothers of Invention – We’re Only in it for the Money
  75. o Young, Neil – Everybody Knows This is Nowhere
  76. (+)o Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band – Trout Mask Replica
  77. o Creedence Clearwater Revival – Bayou Country
  78. o Crosby, Stills & Nash – Crosby, Stills & Nash
  79. o Blood, Sweat & Tears - Blood, Sweat & Tears (2nd Album)
  80. o Flying Burrito Brothers – Gilded Palace of Sin
  81. o Creedence Clearwater Revival – Green River
  82. o Beatles – Abbey Road
  83. (+)o Who – Tommy
  84. o Davis, Miles – In a Silent Way
  85. o Pentangle – Basket of Light
  86. o Rolling Stones – Let it Bleed
  87. (+)o Drake, Nick – Five Leaves Left
  88. o Springfield, Dusty – Dusty in Memphis
  89. (+)o Velvet Underground – Velvet Underground (3rd Album)
  90. o Led Zeppelin – Led Zeppelin (1st Album)
  91. (+)o Band – Band (2nd Album)
  92. o Led Zeppelin – II
  93. (+)o Sly & the Family Stone – Stand!
  94. o Buckley, Tim – Happy Sad
  95. o Fairport Convention – Unhalfbricking
  96. o Hayes, Isaac – Hot Buttered Soul
  97. o Kinks – Arthur: Or the Decline & Fall of the British Empire
  98. o Zappa, Frank – Hot Rats
  99. (+)o Creedence Clearwater Revival – Cosmo’s Factory
  100. o Derek & the Dominos – Layla & Other Assorted Love Songs
  101. (+)o Davis, Miles – Bitches Brew
  102. o Carpenters – Close to You
  103. o Lennon, John – Plastic Ono Band
  104. o Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young – Déjà vu
  105. (+)o Black Sabbath – Paranoid
  106. (+)o Young, Neil – After the Gold Rush
  107. o Led Zeppelin – III
  108. o Morrison, Van – Moondance
  109. (+)o Drake, Nick – Bryter Layter
  110. (+)o Who – Live at Leeds(1st Album)
  111. o Stewart, Rod – Gasoline Alley
  112. o Harrison, George – All Things Must Pass
  113. o Simon & Garfunkel – Bridge Over Troubled Water
  114. (+)o Stooges – Fun House
  115. o McCartney, Paul – McCartney (1970)
  116. o Crosby, David – If Only I Could Remember My Name
  117. (+)o Sly & the Family Stone – There’s a Riot Goin’ On
  118. (+)o Gaye, Marvin – What’s Going On
  119. (+)o Who – Who’s Next
  120. (+)o King, Carole – Tapestry
  121. o Hayes, Isaac – Shaft: Music from the Soundtrack
  122. o Rolling Stones – Sticky Fingers
  123. o Lennon, John – Imagine
  124. (+)o Beach Boys – Surf’s Up
  125. o Yes – Fragile
  126. o John, Elton – Madman Across the Water
  127. o McLean, Don – American Pie
  128. o Led Zeppelin – IV [aka Untitled / aka Four Symbols]
  129. (+)o Gainsbourg, Serge – Histoire de Melody Nelson
  130. o Stewart, Rod – Every Picture Tells a Story
  131. (+)o Mitchell, Joni – Blue
  132. o Clark, Gene – White Light
  133. o Prine, John – John Prine (1st Album)
  134. (+)o Bowie, David – Hunky Dory
  135. (+)o Big Star – # 1 Record
  136. (+)o Young, Neil – Harvest
  137. (+)o Mayfield, Curtis – Superfly: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
  138. (+)o Reed, Lou – Transformer
  139. o Rundgren, Todd – Something/Anything
  140. o Nitty Gritty Dirt Band – Will the Circle Be Unbroken?
  141. (+)o Wonder, Stevie – Talking Book
  142. o Buckley, Tim – Greetings from LA
  143. (+)o Drake, Nick – Pink Moon
  144. (+)o Bowie, David – Rise & Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars
  145. o Rolling Stones – Exile on Main St
  146. (+)o Reed, Lou – Berlin
  147. o Gaye, Marvin – Let’s Get it On
  148. o Hancock, Herbie – Head Hunters
  149. o Pink Floyd – Dark Side of the Moon
  150. (+)o Wonder, Stevie – Innervisions
  151. o McCartney, Paul & Wings – Band on the Run
  152. o Genesis – Lamb Lies Down on Broadway
  153. o Otis, Shuggie – Inspiration Information
  154. o Wonder, Stevie – Fullfillingness’ First Finale
  155. o Morrison, Van – It’s Too Late to Stop Now
  156. (+)o Mitchell, Joni – Court & Spark
  157. o Roxy Music – Country Life
  158. o Thompson, Richard & Linda – I Want to See the Bright Lights Tonight
  159. (+)o Young, Neil – On the Beach
  160. o Steely Dan – Pretzel Logic
  161. o Newman, Randy – Good Old Boys
  162. o Parsons, Gram – Grievous Angel
  163. (+)o Eno, Brian – Another Green World
  164. o Led Zeppelin – Physical Graffiti
  165. o Jarrett, Keith – Köln Concert
  166. (+)o Springsteen, Bruce – Born to Run
  167. (+)o Young, Neil – Tonight’s the Night
  168. (+)o Dylan, Bob – Blood on the Tracks
  169. (+)o Smith, Patti – Horses
  170. (+)o Pink Floyd – Wish You Were Here
  171. o Mayfield, Curtis – There’s No Place Like America Today
  172. (+)o Modern Lovers – Modern Lovers [Rec 1972, not released until 1976]
  173. (+)o Bowie, David – Station to Station
  174. o Tosh, Peter – Legalize It
  175. (+)o Wonder, Stevie – Songs in the Key of Life
  176. (+)o Eno, Brian – Before & After Science
  177. o Kraftwerk – Trans-Europe Express
  178. (+)o Clash – Clash (1st Album)
  179. (+)o Bowie, David – Low
  180. (+)o Wire – Pink Flag
  181. (+)o Fleetwood Mac – Rumours
  182. (+)o Bowie, David – ‘Heroes’
  183. o Wilson, Dennis – Pacific Ocean Blue
  184. (+)o Television – Marquee Moon
  185. (+)o Costello, Elvis – My Aim is True
  186. (+)o Sex Pistols – Never Mind the Bollocks, Here’s the…
  187. (+)o Costello, Elvis – This Year’s Model
  188. (+)o Jam – All Mod Cons
  189. (+)o Big Star – Third (aka Sister Lovers)
  190. (+)o Springsteen, Bruce – Darkness on the Edge of Town
  191. o Funkadelic – One Nation Under a Groove
  192. (+)o Talking Heads – More Songs About Buildings & Food
  193. (+)o Cars – Cars (1st Album)
  194. o Gaye, Marvin – Here, My Dear
  195. o Police – Reggatta de Blanc
  196. (+)o Talking Heads – Fear of Music
  197. (+)o Joy Division – Unknown Pleasures
  198. (+)o Clash – London Calling
  199. (+)o Faithfull, Marianne – Broken English
  200. o Costello, Elvis – Armed Forces
  201. o Young, Neil – Rust Never Sleeps
  202. (+)o Gang of Four – Entertainment!
  203. o Fleetwood Mac – Tusk
  204. (+)o Pink Floyd – Wall, the
  205. o Jackson, Michael – Off the Wall
  206. (+)o Talking Heads – Remain in Light
  207. (+)o Joy Division – Closer
  208. (+)o Jam – Sound Affects
  209. o Pretenders – Pretenders (1st Album)
  210. o Prince – 1999
  211. (+)o Costello, Elvis – Imperial Bedroom
  212. o Fagen, Donald – Nightfly
  213. o Jackson, Michael – Thriller
  214. (+)o Springsteen, Bruce – Nebraska
  215. (+)o Duran Duran – Rio
  216. (+)o Violent Femmes – Violent Femmes (1st Album)
  217. (+)o REM – Murmur
  218. o Lauper, Cyndi – She’s So Unusual
  219. o U2 – War
  220. o Police – Synchronicity
  221. o Culture Club – Colour by Numbers
  222. o Prince – Purple Rain
  223. o Style Council – Café Bleu
  224. (+)o Minutemen – Double Nickels on the Dime
  225. o Springsteen, Bruce – Born in the USA
  226. (+)o Tears for Fears – Songs from the Big Chair
  227. o Prefab Sprout – Steve McQueen (aka Two Wheels Good)
  228. o Costello, Elvis – Blood & Chocolate
  229. (+)o Beastie Boys – Licensed to Ill
  230. o Sonic Youth – Evol
  231. o Simon, Paul – Graceland
  232. (+)o XTC – Skylarking
  233. (+)o Smiths – Queen is Dead
  234. o Parton, Dolly with Linda Ronstadt & Emmylou Harris – Trio
  235. (+)o REM – Document
  236. o Prince – Sign ‘O’ the Times
  237. o Hüsker Dü – Warehouse: Songs & Stories
  238. (+)o Smiths – Strangeways Here We Come
  239. o Sonic Youth – Sister
  240. o U2 – Joshua Tree
  241. (+)o REM – Green
  242. o My Bloody Valentine – Isn’t Anything
  243. (+)o Pixies – Surfer Rosa
  244. o Metallica – And Justice for All
  245. o American Music Club – California
  246. o Sonic Youth – Daydream Nation
  247. (+)o Jane’s Addiction – Nothing’s Shocking
  248. (+)o Public Enemy – It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back
  249. o Kravtiz, Lenny – Let Love Rule
  250. o Madonna – Like a Prayer’
  251. o Zorn, John – Spy vs Spy: Music of Ornette Coleman
  252. o Cure – Disintegration
  253. (+)o Pixies – Doolittle
  254. o Pixies – Bossanova
  255. o Young, Neil – Ragged Glory
  256. (+)o O’Connor, Sinéad – I Do Not Want What I Haven’t Got
  257. o Sonic Youth – Goo
  258. (+)o My Bloody Valentine – Loveless
  259. o U2 – Achtung Baby
  260. (+)o Pavement – Slanted & Enchanted
  261. o Morrissey – Your Arsenal
  262. o Lemonheads – It’s a Shame About Ray
  263. (+)o REM – Automatic for the People
  264. o Sonic Youth – Dirty
  265. o Phair, Liz – Exile in Guyville
  266. o Afghan Whigs – Gentlemen
  267. (+)o Harvey, P.J. – Rid of Me
  268. (+)o Pavement – Crooked Rain, Crooked Rain
  269. (+)o Portishead – Dummy
  270. (+)o Beastie Boys – Ill Communication
  271. (+)o Costello, Elvis – Brutal Youth
  272. o Blur – Parklife
  273. (+)o Buckley, Jeff – Grace
  274. o Tricky – Maxinquaye
  275. (+)o Radiohead – Bends, the
  276. o Guided by Voices – Alien Lanes
  277. o Oasis – (What’s the Story) Morning Glory?
  278. (+)o Stereolab – Emperor Tomato Ketchup
  279. o Tortoise – Millions Now Living Will Never Die
  280. (+)o Beck – Odelay
  281. o Wilco – Being There
  282. (+)o Belle & Sebastian – If You’re Feeling Sinister
  283. (+)o Radiohead – OK Computer
  284. (+)o Chemical Brothers – Dig Your Own Hole
  285. o Buena Vista Social Club - Buena Vista Social Club (1997)
  286. (+)o Dylan, Bob – Time Out of Mind
  287. (+)o Spiritualized – Ladies & Gentlemen, We are Floating in Space
  288. (+)o Dylan, Bob – Bootleg Series Vol 4: Live 1966 [rec: 1966 at Free Trade Hall, Manchester]
  289. (+)o Bragg, Billy & Wilco – Mermaid Avenue
  290. (+)o Hill, Lauryn – Miseducation of…
  291. (+)o Mercury Rev – Deserter’s Songs
  292. o Air – Moon Safari
  293. (+)o Boards of Canada – Music Has the Right to Children
  294. o Moby – Play
  295. (+)o Flaming Lips – Soft Bulletin
  296. (+)o Bonnie Prince Billy – I See a Darkness
  297. (+)o Radiohead – Kid A
  298. o U2 – All That You Can’t Leave Behind
  299. o Goldfrapp – Felt Mountain
  300. (+)o OutKast – Stankonia
  301. o Radiohead – Amnesiac
  302. o Super Furry Animals – Rings Around the World
  303. (+)o Wilco – Yankee Hotel Foxtrot
  304. (+)o Coldplay – A Rush of Blood to the Head
  305. (+)o Flaming Lips – Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots
  306. (+)o Radiohead – Hail to the Thief
  307. o OutKast – Speakerboxxx/Love Below
  308. o Wilson, Brian – SMiLE