Music

Most Essential Albums of 1988

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  1. Daydream Nation -- Sonic Youth
  2. It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back -- Public Enemy
  3. Surfer Rosa -- Pixies
  4. Isn't Anything -- My Bloody Valentine
  5. ...And Justice For All -- Metallica
  6. Spirit of Eden -- Talk Talk
  7. Nothing's Shocking -- Jane's Addiction
  8. Lincoln -- They Might Be Giants
  9. Green -- R.E.M.
  10. The Trinity Session -- Cowboy Junkies
  11. If I Should Fall From Grace With God -- The Pogues
  12. Fisherman's Blues -- The Waterboys
  13. Tracy Chapman -- Tracy Chapman
  14. Bug -- Dinosaur Jr.
  15. Tender Prey -- Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds
  16. Strictly Business -- EPMD
  17. Life's Too Good -- The Sugarcubes
  18. Tru

Most Essential Albums of 1986

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  1. The Queen is Dead -- The Smiths
  2. So -- Peter Gabriel
  3. Master of Puppets -- Metallica
  4. Skylarking -- XTC
  5. Graceland -- Paul Simon
  6. Licensed to Ill -- Beastie Boys
  7. Reign in Blood -- Slayer
  8. The Colour of Spring -- Talk Talk
  9. Raising Hell -- Run D.M.C.
  10. Peace Sells... But Who's Buying?

Beatles' Middle Era ('65-'67) -- Songs from Best to Worst

Help!
Yesterday
Help
Ticket to Ride
You've Got to Hide Your Love Away
You're Going to Lose that Girl
I Need You
The Night Before
I've Just Seen a Face
You Like Me Too Much
Another Girl
Tell Me What You See
It's Only Love
Dizzy Miss Lizzy
Act Naturally

Rubber Soul
In My Life
Norwegian Wood (This Bird Has Flown)
Girl
Michelle
Drive My Car
If I Needed Someone
Nowhere Man
The Word
Run for Your Life
Think for Yourself
You Won't See Me
Wait
I'm Looking through You
What Goes On

Revolver
Tomorrow Never Knows
Eleanor Rigby

Author Comments: 

Are the Rubber Soul rankings fairly unusual? It seemed people always liked "You Won't See Me" more than I do.

Sorry but I didn't include "Rain."

Favorite Songs

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  1. Bel Air - Can
  2. Venus In Furs - The Velvet Underground
  3. Rocks Off - The Rolling Stones
  4. Ice Cream - Royal Trux
  5. Grace Cathedral Park - Red House Painters
  6. Like A Rolling Stone - Bob Dylan
  7. Tomorrow Never Knows - The Beatles
  8. Sea Song - Robert Wyatt
  9. Electricity - Captain Beefheart and His Magic Band
  10. Seasoned Greetings - The Residents
  11. Light My Fire - The Doors
  12. Non-Alignment Pact - Pere Ubu
  13. Penny Dreadfuls - Avey Tare and Panda Bear
  14. The House Of The Rising Sun - The Animals
  15. Airbag - Radiohead
  16. Buena - Morphine
  17. Midnight City - M83
  18. Dead End Street - The Kinks
  19. Here Today - The Beach Boys
  20. I

My Top 50 Albums

Current list (08/26/14 update):

1. The Beach Boys – Pet Sounds
2. The Velvet Underground – The Velvet Underground & Nico
3. The Jimi Hendrix Experience – Are You Experienced
4. Captain Beefheart & his Magic Band – Trout Mask Replica
5. Bob Dylan – Blonde on Blonde
6. Van Morrison – Astral Weeks
7. The Beatles – Revolver
8. Radiohead – OK Computer
9. The Beatles – Abbey Road
10. John Coltrane – A Love Supreme
11. The Beatles – Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts’ Club Band
12. Marvin Gaye – What’s Going On?
13. Robert Wyatt – Rock Bottom
14. The Beach Boys – Smile

Author Comments: 

Only albums that move three or more spots will be recorded in my comments below.

07/29/2014
Moved down: Abbey Road (-5)
Added to list: Loveless

08/26/2014
This update probably had the most placement changes yet. Hosianna Mantra, White Light/White Heat, and Rumours all moved up significantly, after re-listening made me realize they were masterpieces. Also note OK Computer and Are You Experienced. Revolver is a little lower this time, because it turns out after having heard "Good Day Sunshine" on the radio, it's less impressive than I thought.
Inclusions: Nation of Millions, Black Saint and the Sinner Lady, Thriller

Favourite Lyrics: Bruce Springsteen

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  1. The River: "Those memories come back to haunt me, they haunt me like a curse / Is a dream a lie if it don't come true, or is it something worse?"
  2. The Promised Land: "Blow away the dreams that tear you apart / Blow away the dreams that break your heart / Blow away the lies that leave you nothing but lost and brokenhearted"
  3. Badlands: "Poor man wanna be rich, rich man wanna be king, and the king ain't satisfied 'til he rules everything"
  4. Backstreets: "Remember all the movies, Terry, we'd go see / Trying to learn how to walk like the heroes we thought we had to be?

Clone of Clone of The Official House Classics Top 100 (1986 – 2000)

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  • "In the Beginning there was Jack, and Jack had a Groove..."
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  • 01. Mr. Fingers – Can You Feel It (1986)
  • 02. Jaydee – Plastic Dreams (Extended Version) (1992)
  • 03. Rui Da Silva – Touch Me (Original 12”) (2000)
  • 04. Nightcrawlers – Push The Feeling On (M.K. Dub Of Doom Revisited) (1994)
  • 05. Robin S – Show Me Love (Club Mix) (1993)
  • 06. Tom Wilson – Techno Cat (Dance Like Your Dad Mix) (1994)
  • 07. Grooveyard – Mary Go W!ld! (Original Mix) (1996)
  • 08. Felix – Don’t You Want Me (Hooj Mix) (1992)
  • 09. Andronicus – Make You Whole (Original Mix) (1992)
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Most Essential Albums of 1990

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  1. Heaven or Las Vegas -- Cocteau Twins
  2. Pills n' Thrills n' Bellyaches -- Happy Mondays
  3. Violator -- Depeche Mode
  4. Goo -- Sonic Youth
  5. Repeater -- Fugazi
  6. Reading Writing and Arithmetic -- The Sundays
  7. Bossanova -- Pixies
  8. Fear of a Black Planet -- Public Enemy
  9. Rust in Peace -- Megadeth
  10. Ritual De Lo Habitual -- Jane's Addiction
  11. The La's -- The La's
  12. Frizzle Fry -- Primus
  13. World Clique -- Deee-Lite
  14. Goodbye Jumbo -- World Party
  15. No Depression -- Uncle Tupelo
  16. Armchair Theatre -- Jeff Lynne
  17. Listen Without Prejudice, Vol. 1 -- George Michael
  18. I Do Not Want What I Haven't Got -- Sinead O'Connor

Most Essential Albums of 1975

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  1. Physical Graffiti -- Led Zeppelin
  2. Wish You Were Here -- Pink Floyd
  3. Horses -- Patti Smith
  4. A Night at the Opera -- Queen
  5. Born To Run -- Bruce Springsteen
  6. Another Green World -- Brian Eno
  7. Blood on the Tracks -- Bob Dylan
  8. Mothership Connection -- Parliament
  9. The Hissing of Summer Lawns -- Joni Mitchell
  10. Red Headed Stranger -- Willie Nelson
  11. That's the Way of the World -- Earth, Wind, and Fire
  12. Still Crazy After All These Years -- Paul Simon
  13. The Koln Concert -- Keith Jarrett
  14. Neu!

Most Essential Albums of 1970

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  1. After The Gold Rush -- Neil Young
  2. Paranoid -- Black Sabbath
  3. John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band -- John Lennon
  4. Bridge Over Troubled Water -- Simon & Garfunkel
  5. Fun House -- The Stooges
  6. Moondance -- Van Morrison
  7. All Things Must Pass --George Harrison
  8. Loaded -- The Velvet Underground
  9. American Beauty -- Grateful Dead
  10. Bitches Brew -- Miles Davis
  11. Déjà vu -- Crosby, Stills, Nash, & Young
  12. Bryter Layter -- Nick Drake
  13. Cosmo’s Factory -- Creedence Clearwater Revival
  14. Live at Leeds -- The Who
  15. Deep Purple In Rock -- Deep Purple
  16. Close To You -- The Carpenters
  17. Morrison Hotel -- The Doors
  18. Abraxas --