1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die


1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die

infobox Book |
name = 1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die


author = General Editor: Robert Dimery, Preface by Michael Lydon. Selected and Written by Leading International Critics.
cover_artist = Jon Wainright
country = United States
language = English
genre = Reference work
publisher = Tristan de Lancey; Universe Publishing (first edition)
release_date = 2006
media_type = Print (Hardback)
pages = 960 p.
isbn = ISBN 0-7893-1371-5, ISBN 978-0-7893-1371-3

"1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die" is a musical reference book edited by Robert Dimery, released in 2006.

It consists of a list of albums released between 1955 and 2005. The book is arranged chronologically, starting with Frank Sinatra's "In the Wee Small Hours" and concluding with "Get Behind Me Satan" by The White Stripes. Each entry in the list is accompanied by a short essay written by a noted music critic. The entries are accompanied by pictures, quotes, and additional information (such as the album's running time and producer).

Most albums are available as streaming from Radio3Net in a special [http://www.radio3net.ro/1001/ minisite] .

Genres

Although the vast majority of the book's recommendations are rock and/or pop albums, "1001 Albums" also features a healthy sample of world music, R&B, rap, blues, hip hop, country, electronica, and jazz. The rock and pop albums included are also quite diverse, featuring such subgenres as punk, grindcore, heavy metal, alternative rock, progressive rock, easy listening, and 1950s-style rock and roll.

List

1950s


*Sinatra, Frank – "In the Wee Small Hours"
*Presley, Elvis – "Elvis Presley"
*Louvin Brothers – "Tragic Songs of Life"
*Prima, Louis – "Wildest"
*Domino, Fats – "This is Fats"
*Ellington, Duke – "Ellington at Newport"
*Sinatra, Frank – "Songs for Swingin' Lovers"
*The Crickets – "The "Chirping" Crickets"
*Basie, Count – "Atomic Mr Basie"
*Monk, Thelonious – "Brilliant Corners"
*Sabú Martínez – "Palo Congo"
*Davis, Miles – "Birth of the Cool"
*Machito – "Kenya"
*Little Richard – "Here's Little Richard"
*Puente, Tito & His Orchestra – "Dance Mania"
*Holiday, Billie – "Lady in Satin"
*Elliott, Jack – "Jack Takes the Floor"
*Vaughan, Sarah – "At Mister Kelly's"
*Fitzgerald, Ella – "Sings the Gershwin Song Book"
*Charles, Ray – "The Genius of Ray Charles"
*Davis, Miles – "Kind of Blue"
*Robbins, Marty – "Gunfighter Ballads and Trail Songs"
*Brubeck, Dave – "Time Out"

1960s


*Baez, Joan – "Joan Baez"
*Presley, Elvis – "Elvis is Back!"
*Makeba, Miriam – "Miriam Makeba"
*Everly Brothers – "A Date with The Everly Brothers"
*Smith, Jimmy – "Back at the Chicken Shack"
*Muddy Waters – "At Newport 1960"
*Evans, Bill – "Sunday at the Village Vanguard"
*Charles, Ray - "Modern Sounds in Country & Western Music"
*Booker T & the MG's – "Green Onions"
*Getz, Stan & Charlie Byrd – "Jazz Samba"
*Price, Ray – "Night Life"
*The Beatles – "With the Beatles"
*Dylan, Bob – "The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan"
*Spector, Phil & Various Artists – "A Christmas Gift for You from Phil Spector"
*Cooke, Sam – "Live at the Harlem Square"
*Mingus, Charles – "The Black Saint and the Sinner Lady"
*Brown, James – "Live at the Apollo (1963)"
*Getz, Stan & João Gilberto – "Getz/Gilberto"
*The Beatles – "A Hard Day’s Night"
*Brel, Jacques – "Enregistrement Public à l'Olympia 1964"
*Burke, Solomon – "Rock ‘n’ Soul"
*Springfield, Dusty - "A Girl Called Dusty"
*The Rolling Stones – "Rolling Stones"
*Owens, Buck – "I’ve Got a Tiger by the Tail"
*Lewis, Jerry Lee – "Live at the Star Club, Hamburg"
*The Sonics – "Here Are the Sonics"
*Dylan, Bob – "Bringing It All Back Home"
*Redding, Otis – "The Great Otis Redding Sings Soul Ballads"
*The Beach Boys – "The Beach Boys Today!"
*Coltrane, John – "A Love Supreme"
*King, B.B. – "Live at the Regal"
*The Beatles – "Rubber Soul"
*Jansch, Bert – "Bert Jansch"
*The Byrds – "Mr Tambourine Man"
*Dylan, Bob – "Highway 61 Revisited"
*The Who – "My Generation"
*The Beatles – "Revolver"
*The Beach Boys – "Pet Sounds"
*Neil, Fred – "Fred Neil"
*The Byrds – "Fifth Dimension"
*Dylan, Bob – "Blonde on Blonde"
*The Monks – "Black Monk Time"
*The Kinks – "Face to Face"
*The Mamas & the Papas – "If You Can Believe Your Eyes and Ears"
*Revere, Paul & the Raiders – "Midnight Ride"
*The Mothers of Invention – "Freak Out!"
*The Rolling Stones – "Aftermath"
*Simon & Garfunkel – "Parsley, Sage, Rosemary and Thyme"
*13th Floor Elevators – "The Psychedelic Sounds of the 13th Floor Elevators"
*John Mayall & the Blues Breakers – "Blues Breakers with Eric Clapton"
*The Yardbirds – "Roger the Engineer"
*Simone, Nina – "Wild is the Wind"
*Gilberto, Astrud – "Beach Samba"
*Nico – "Chelsea Girl"
*The Beatles – "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band"
*Country Joe & the Fish – "Electric Music for the Mind and Body"
*Buffalo Springfield – "Buffalo Springfield Again"
*Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band – "Safe as Milk"
*Moby Grape – "Moby Grape"
*Love – "Da Capo"
*The Beau Brummels – "Triangle"
*The Monkees – "Headquarters"
*Buckley, Tim – "Goodbye and Hello"
*Love – "Forever Changes"
*Cream – "Disraeli Gears"
*Pink Floyd – "Piper at the Gates of Dawn"
*The Who – "The Who Sell Out"
*The Velvet Underground - "The Velvet Underground & Nico"
*Sinatra, Frank - "Francis Albert Sinatra & Antonio Carlos Jobim"
*The Doors – "The Doors"
*The Byrds - "Younger Than Yesterday"
*Young Rascals – "Groovin’"
*Jefferson Airplane – "Surrealistic Pillow"
*The Kinks – "Something Else by The Kinks"
*Donovan – "Sunshine Superman"
*Haggard, Merle – "I’m a Lonesome Fugitive"
*Hendrix, Jimi – "Are You Experienced"
*The Electric Prunes – "The Electric Prunes"
*Lynn, Loretta – "Don't Come a Drinkin' (With Lovin' on Your Mind)"
*Sharma, Shivkumar / Brij Bushan Kabra / Hariprasad Chaurasia – "Call of the Valley"
*The Velvet Underground – "White Light/White Heat"
*Hendrix, Jimi – ""
*Franklin, Aretha – "I Never Loved a Man the Way I Love You"
*The Rolling Stones – "Beggars Banquet"
*Traffic – "Traffic"
*The Incredible String Band – "The Hangman's Beautiful Daughter"
*The Kinks – "The Kinks Are the Village Green Preservation Society"
*Shankar, Ravi – "The Sounds of India"
*Os Mutantes – "Os Mutantes (album)"
*Hendrix, Jimi – "Electric Ladyland"
*Cohen, Leonard – "Songs of Leonard Cohen"
*Cash, Johnny – "At Folsom Prison"
*Nyro, Laura – "Eli and the Thirteenth Confession"
*Franklin, Aretha – "Lady Soul"
*Blue Cheer – "Vincebus Eruptum"
*The Byrds – "Notorious Byrd Brothers"
*Big Brother and the Holding Company – "Cheap Thrills"
*The United States of America – "The United States of America"
*Dr. John – "Gris-Gris"
*Iron Butterfly – "In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida"
*The Pretty Things – "S.F. Sorrow"
*Simon & Garfunkel – "Bookends"
*Small Faces – "Ogdens' Nut Gone Flake"
*The Band – "Music from Big Pink"
*Beck, Jeff – "Truth"
*Veloso, Caetano – "Caetano Veloso"
*Walker, Scott – "Scott 2"
*The Zombies – "Odessey & Oracle"
*Morrison, Van – "Astral Weeks"
*The Byrds – "Sweetheart of the Rodeo"
*The Beatles – "The Beatles"
*Mothers of Invention – "We're Only in It for the Money"
*Young, Neil – "Everybody Knows This is Nowhere"
*Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band – "Trout Mask Replica"
*Creedence Clearwater Revival – "Bayou Country"
*Crosby, Stills & Nash – "Crosby, Stills & Nash"
*Blood, Sweat & Tears - "Blood, Sweat & Tears"
*The Flying Burrito Brothers – "The Gilded Palace of Sin"
*Cash, Johnny – "At San Quentin"
*Creedence Clearwater Revival – "Green River"
*The Beatles – "Abbey Road"
*The Who – "Tommy"
*Davis, Miles – "In a Silent Way"
*Bee Gees – "Odessa"
*Pentangle – "Basket of Light"
*The Rolling Stones – "Let it Bleed"
*Drake, Nick – "Five Leaves Left"
*Springfield, Dusty – "Dusty in Memphis"
*Presley, Elvis – "From Elvis in Memphis"
*The Velvet Underground – "The Velvet Underground"
*Quicksilver Messenger Service – "Happy Trails"
*Led Zeppelin – "Led Zeppelin"
*The Band – "The Band"
*Led Zeppelin – "Led Zeppelin II"
*MC5 – "Kick Out the Jams"
*The Temptations – "Cloud Nine"
*Sly & the Family Stone – "Stand!"
*Buckley, Tim – "Happy Sad"
*Chicago Transit Authority - "The Chicago Transit Authority"
*Fairport Convention – "Unhalfbricking"
*The Youngbloods – "Elephant Mountain"
*Hayes, Isaac – "Hot Buttered Soul"
*Grateful Dead – "Live/Dead"
*The Kinks – "Arthur (Or the Decline and Fall of the British Empire)"
*King Crimson – "In the Court of the Crimson King"
*Cohen, Leonard – "Songs from a Room"
*Fairport Convention – "Liege & Lief"
*Walker, Scott – "Scott 4"
*The Stooges – "The Stooges"
*Spence, Alexander ‘Skip’ – "Oar"
*Zappa, Frank – "Hot Rats"

1970s

*Creedence Clearwater Revival – "Cosmo's Factory"
*Derek and the Dominos – "Layla and Other Assorted Love Songs"
*Davis, Miles – "Bitches Brew"
*Spirit – "Twelve Dreams of Dr Sardonicus"
*Black Sabbath – "Black Sabbath"
*The Doors – "Morrison Hotel"
*The Carpenters – "Close to You"
*Stills, Stephen – "Stephen Stills"
*Lennon, John – "John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band"
*Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young – "Déjà Vu"
*Black Sabbath – "Paranoid"
*Young, Neil – "After the Gold Rush"
*Led Zeppelin – "Led Zeppelin III"
*Deep Purple – "In Rock"
*Morrison, Van – "Moondance"
*Grateful Dead – "American Beauty"
*Drake, Nick – "Bryter Layter"
*Shankar, Ananda – "Ananda Shankar"
*The Who – "Live at Leeds"
*Soft Machine – "Third"
*Stewart, Rod – "Gasoline Alley"
*Harrison, George – "All Things Must Pass"
*Simon & Garfunkel – "Bridge Over Troubled Water"
*Stevens, Cat – "Tea for the Tillerman"
*Traffic – "John Barleycorn Must Die"
*The Stooges – "Fun House"
*Taylor, James - "Sweet Baby James"
*McCartney, Paul – "McCartney"
*Santana – "Abraxas"
*Barrett, Syd – "The Madcap Laughs"
*Jethro Tull – "Aqualung"
*Crosby, David – "If I Could Only Remember My Name"
*Sly & the Family Stone – "There's a Riot Goin' On"
*Gaye, Marvin – "What's Going On"
*Yes – "Yes"
*Bee Gees – "Trafalgar"
*The Who – "Who's Next"
*King, Carole – "Tapestry (album)"
*Hayes, Isaac – "Shaft"
*The Allman Brothers Band – "At Fillmore East"
*The Rolling Stones – "Sticky Fingers"
*Lennon, John – "Imagine"
*The Beach Boys – "Surf's Up"
*Yes – "Fragile"
*The Doors – "L.A. Woman"
*Can – "Tago Mago"
*John, Elton – "Madman Across the Water"
*Parton, Dolly – "Coat of Many Colors"
*McLean, Don – "American Pie"
*Emerson, Lake & Palmer – "Tarkus"
*Led Zeppelin – "Led Zeppelin IV"
*Gainsbourg, Serge – "Histoire de Melody Nelson"
*Stewart, Rod – "Every Picture Tells a Story"
*Emerson, Lake & Palmer – "Pictures at an Exhibition"
*Cohen, Leonard – "Songs of Love and Hate"
*Mitchell, Joni – "Blue"
*Funkadelic – "Maggot Brain"
*Joplin, Janis – "Pearl"
*Kuti, Fela - "Live ! (with Ginger Baker)"
*Faces – "A Nod Is as Good as a Wink... to a Blind Horse"
*The Flamin’ Groovies – "Teenage Head"
*Clark, Gene – "White Light"
*Prine, John – "John Prine"
*Nilsson, Harry – "Nilsson Schmilsson"
*T. Rex – "Electric Warrior"
*Bowie, David – "Hunky Dory"
*Newman, Randy – "Sail Away"
*Deep Purple – "Machine Head"
*Big Star – "#1 Record"
*Black Sabbath – "Black Sabbath Vol. 4"
*Steely Dan – "Can't Buy a Thrill"
*Young, Neil – "Harvest"
*Mayfield, Curtis – "Superfly"
*Slade – "Slayed?"
*Deep Purple – "Made in Japan"
*Yes – "Close to the Edge"
*Reed, Lou – "Transformer"
*Masekela, Hugh – "Home is Where the Music Is"
*Nascimento, Milton & Lo Borges – "Clube da Esquina"
*Rundgren, Todd – "Something/Anything"
*Nitty Gritty Dirt Band – "Will the Circle Be Unbroken"
*Wonder, Stevie – "Talking Book"
*Stills, Stephen – "Manassas"
*T. Rex – "The Slider"
*Ackles, David – "American Gothic"
*Eagles – "Eagles"
*Buckley, Tim – "Greetings from L.A."
*Drake, Nick – "Pink Moon"
*Simon, Paul – "Paul Simon"
*Roxy Music – "Roxy Music"
*Alice Cooper – "School's Out"
*The Temptations – "All Directions"
*Bowie, David – "The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars"
*War – "The World Is a Ghetto"
*Green, Al – "Let's Stay Together"
*The Rolling Stones – "Exile on Main St."
*Lynyrd Skynyrd – "Pronounced Leh-nerd Skin-nerd"
*Incredible Bongo Band – "Bongo Rock"
*Bowie, David – "Aladdin Sane"
*King Crimson – "Lark's Tongues in Aspic"
*Marley, Bob & The Wailers – "Catch a Fire"
*Hawkwind – "Space Ritual"
*Cale, John – "Paris 1919"
*Can – "Future Days"
*Reed, Lou – "Berlin"
*Genesis – "Selling England by the Pound"
*Gaye, Marvin – "Let's Get it On"
*Martyn, John – "Solid Air"
*Roxy Music – "For Your Pleasure"
*Faust – "Faust IV"
*Hancock, Herbie – "Head Hunters"
*Mott the Hoople – "Mott"
*Oldfield, Mike – "Tubular Bells"
*Rundgren, Todd – "A Wizard, a True Star"
*John, Elton – "Goodbye Yellow Brick Road"
*Steely Dan – "Countdown to Ecstasy"
*Jennings, Waylon – "Honky Tonk Heroes"
*Pink Floyd – "Dark Side of the Moon"
*Wonder, Stevie – "Innervisions"
*ZZ Top – "Tres Hombres"
*McCartney, Paul & Wings – "Band on the Run"
*Sensational Alex Harvey Band – "Next"
*Alice Cooper – "Billion Dollar Babies"
*Iggy & the Stooges – "Raw Power"
*Isley Brothers – "3 + 3"
*New York Dolls – "New York Dolls"
*Eno, Brian – "Here Come the Warm Jets"
*Bad Company – "Bad Company"
*Deep Purple – "Burn"
*Genesis – "Lamb Lies Down on Broadway"
*Otis, Shuggie – "Inspiration Information"
*Wonder, Stevie – "Fulfillingness' First Finale"
*Clapton, Eric – "461 Ocean Boulevard"
*Kraftwerk – "Autobahn"
*Morrison, Van – "It's Too Late to Stop Now"
*Mitchell, Joni – "Court and Spark"
*Queen – "Queen II"
*Roxy Music – "Country Life"
*Tangerine Dream – "Phaedra"
*Sparks – "Kimono My House"
*Supertramp – "Crime of the Century"
*Thompson, Richard & Linda – "I Want to See the Bright Lights Tonight"
*Scott-Heron, Gil & Brian Jackson – "Winter in America"
*Queen – "Sheer Heart Attack"
*10cc – "Sheet Music"
*Young, Neil – "On the Beach"
*Jones, George – "The Grand Tour"
*Clark, Gene – "No Other"
*Steely Dan – "Pretzel Logic"
*Newman, Randy – "Good Old Boys"
*Marley, Bob & the Wailers – "Natty Dread"
*Wyatt, Robert – "Rock Bottom"
*Parsons, Gram – "Grievous Angel"
*Eno, Brian – "Another Green World"
*The Dictators – "The Dictators Go Girl Crazy!"
*Neu! – "Neu! '75"
*Led Zeppelin – "Physical Graffiti"
*Jarrett, Keith – "Köln Concert"
*Aerosmith – "Toys in the Attic"
*Bowie, David – "Young Americans"
*Burning Spear – "Marcus Garvey"
*Springsteen, Bruce – "Born to Run"
*Harris, Emmylou – "Pieces of the Sky"
*Dion – "Born to Be with You"
*Mitchell, Joni – "Hissing of Summer Lawns"
*Waits, Tom - "Nighthawks at the Diner"
*Burman, Rahul Dev – "Shalimar (Soundtrack)"
*Young, Neil – "Tonight's the Night"
*Dylan, Bob – "Blood on the Tracks"
*Smith, Patti – "Horses"
*Pink Floyd – "Wish You Were Here"
*Queen – "A Night at the Opera"
*Nelson, Willie – "Red Headed Stranger"
*Earth, Wind & Fire – "That's the Way of the World"
*Mayfield, Curtis – "There's No Place Like America Today"
*Petty, Tom & the Heartbreakers - "Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers"
*The Modern Lovers – "The Modern Lovers"
*Bowie, David – "Station to Station"
*Mitchell, Joni – "Hejira"
*Boston – "Boston"
*The Eagles – "Hotel California"
*ABBA – "Arrival"
*Kiss – "Destroyer"
*Rush – "2112"
*Ben, Jorge – "África Brasil"
*Armatrading, Joan – "Joan Armatrading"
*Aerosmith – "Rocks"
*Parliament – "Mothership Connection"
*Penguin Cafe Orchestra – "Music from the Penguin Cafe"
*Jarre, Jean Michel – "Oxygène"
*Ramones – "Ramones"
*Kuti, Fela – "Zombie"
*Tosh, Peter – "Legalize It"
*Wonder, Stevie – "Songs in the Key of Life"
*Frampton, Peter – "Frampton Comes Alive"
*Eno, Brian – "Before and After Science"
*Kraftwerk – "Trans-Europe Express"
*Joel, Billy – "The Stranger"
*Marley, Bob & the Wailers – "Exodus"
*Electric Light Orchestra – "Out of the Blue"
*Weather Report – "Heavy Weather"
*Muddy Waters – "Hard Again"
*The Stranglers – "Rattus Norvegicus"
*The Clash – "Clash"
*Bowie, David – "Low"
*Steely Dan – "Aja"
*Wire – "Pink Flag"
*Martyn, John – "One World"
*Talking Heads – ""
*Fleetwood Mac – "Rumours"
*Bowie, David – ""Heroes""
*Wilson, Dennis – "Pacific Ocean Blue"
*Suicide – "Suicide"
*Iggy Pop – "The Idiot"
*Gabriel, Peter – "Peter Gabriel"
*Television – "Marquee Moon"
*Meat Loaf – "Bat Out of Hell"
*Costello, Elvis – "My Aim is True"
*Iggy Pop – "Lust for Life"
*Dury, Ian – "New Boots and Panties!!"
*Sex Pistols – "Never Mind the Bollocks, Here's the Sex Pistols"
*Pere Ubu – "The Modern Dance"
*Kraftwerk – "The Man-Machine"
*Blondie – "Parallel Lines"
*Regina, Elís – "Vento de Maio"
*Pere Ubu – "Dub Housing"
*The Only Ones – "The Only Ones"
*Costello, Elvis – "This Year's Model"
*The Jam – "All Mod Cons"
*Ely, Joe – "Honky Tonk Masquerade"
*The Adverts – "Crossing the Red Sea with the Adverts"
*Big Star – "Third/Sister Lovers"
*The Residents – "Duck Stab/Buster & Glen"
*Public Image Ltd. – "First Issue"
*Magazine – "Real Life"
*Springsteen, Bruce – "Darkness on the Edge of Town"
*Funkadelic – "One Nation Under a Groove"
*Throbbing Gristle – ""
*Thin Lizzy – "Live and Dangerous"
*Talking Heads – "More Songs About Buildings and Food"
*Buzzcocks – "Another Music in a Different Kitchen"
*Van Halen – "Van Halen"
*Colón, Willie & Rubén Blades – "Siembra"
*The Cars – "The Cars"
*Devo – ""
*Dire Straits – "Dire Straits"
* The Saints – "Eternally Yours"
*Gaye, Marvin – "Here, My Dear"
*Nelson, Willie – "Stardust"
*Chic – "C'est Chic"
*X-Ray Spex – "Germ Free Adolescents"
*Eno, Brian – ""
*Siouxsie & the Banshees – "The Scream"
*AC/DC – "Highway to Hell"
*Sister Sledge – "We Are Family"
*The Crusaders – "Street Life"
*The Germs – "(GI)"
*The B-52's – "The B-52's"
*Czukay, Holger – "Movies"
*The Police – "Reggatta de Blanc"
*The Fall – "Live at the Witch Trials"
*Talking Heads – "Fear of Music"
*Joy Division – "Unknown Pleasures"
*Chic – "Risqué"
*The Undertones – "The Undertones"
*The Clash – "London Calling"
*Japan – "Quiet Life"
*Faithfull, Marianne – "Broken English"
*The Slits – "Cut"
*Costello, Elvis – "Armed Forces"
*Young, Neil – "Rust Never Sleeps"
*Gang of Four – "Entertainment!"
*Cheap Trick – "At Budokan"
*Fleetwood Mac – "Tusk"
*Pink Floyd – "The Wall"
*Public Image Ltd. – "Metal Box"
*Jackson, Michael – "Off the Wall"
*The Damned – "Machine Gun Etiquette"
*Numan, Gary – "The Pleasure Principle"
*The Specials – "The Specials"

1980s


*Adam & the Ants – Kings of the Wild Frontier
*Dexys Midnight Runners – Searching for the Young Soul Rebels
*AC/DC – Back in Black
*Cramps – Songs the Lord Taught Us
*Dead Kennedys – Fresh Fruit for Rotting Vegetables
*Gabriel, Peter – Peter Gabriel
*Soft Boys – Underwater Moonlight
*The Cure – Disintegration
*Echo & the Bunnymen – Crocodiles
*Motörhead – Ace of Spades
*Killing Joke – Killing Joke
*Judas Priest – British Steel
*Circle Jerks – Group Sex
*Talking Heads – Remain in Light
*Joy Division – Closer
*Iron Maiden – Iron Maiden
*Undertones – Hypnotised
*Jam – Sound Affects
*Waits, Tom – Heartattack and Vine
*UB40 – Signing Off
*Toto - Toto IV
*The Teardrop Explodes – Kilimanjaro
*The Specials – More Specials
*Winwood, Steve – Arc of a Diver
*Pretenders – Pretenders
*Einstürzende Neubauten – Kollaps
*Siouxsie & the Banshees – Juju
*Heaven 17 – Penthouse and Pavement
*Go-Gos – Beauty and the Beat
*Motörhead – No Sleep 'Til Hammersmith
*Soft Cell – Non-Stop Erotic Cabaret
*Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark – Architecture and Morality
*Eno, Brian & David Byrne – My Life in the Bush of Ghosts
*Black Flag – Damaged
*X – Wild Gift
*Psychedelic Furs – Talk Talk Talk
*Human League – Dare
*Gun Club – Fire of Love
*Bauhaus – Mask
*Womack, Bobby – Poet
*Tom Tom Club – Tom Tom Club
*Rush – Moving Pictures
*ABBA – Visitors
*ABC – Lexicon of Love
*Prince – 1999
*Grandmaster Flash & the Furious Five – The Message
*Costello, Elvis – Imperial Bedroom
*The Cure – Pornography
*Dexys Midnight Runners – Too-Rye-Ay
*Simple Minds – New Gold Dream (81–82–83–84)
*Madness – The Rise & Fall
*Fagen, Donald – The Nightfly
*Haircut One Hundred – Pelican West
*Bush, Kate – The Dreaming
*Orange Juice – Rip It Up
*Jackson, Michael – Thriller
*The Birthday Party – Junkyard
*Venom – Black Metal
*Springsteen, Bruce – Nebraska
*Associates – Sulk
*Iron Maiden – The Number of the Beast
*Duran Duran – Rio
*Violent Femmes – Violent Femmes
*McLaren, Malcolm – Duck Rock
*Def Leppard – Pyromania
*R.E.M. – Murmur
*The The – Soul Mining
*Waits, Tom – Swordfishtrombones
*Blue Nile – A Walk Across the Rooftops
*Hanoi Rocks – Back to Mystery City
*Lauper, Cyndi – She's So Unusual
*Simon, Paul – Hearts and Bones
*Echo & the Bunnymen – Porcupine
*ZZ Top – Eliminator
*Eurythmics – Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This)
*U2 – War
*The Police – Synchronicity
*Meat Puppets – Meat Puppets II
*Culture Club – Colour by Numbers
*Frankie Goes to Hollywood – Welcome to the Pleasuredome
*Run-D.M.C. – Run-D.M.C.
*Sade – Diamond Life
*Cocteau Twins – Treasure
*Minor Threat – Out of Step
*Van Halen – 1984
*Prince – Purple Rain
*Replacements – Let It Be
*The Style Council – Café Bleu
*Turner, Tina – Private Dancer
*Echo & the Bunnymen – Ocean Rain
*Minutemen – Double Nickels on the Dime
*Cole, Lloyd & the Commotions – Rattlesnakes
*N’Dour, Youssou – Immigrés
*Springsteen, Bruce – Born in the USA
*The Fall – This Nation's Saving Grace
*Ibrahim, Abdullah – Water from an Ancient Well
*Aha – Hunting High and Low
*Tears for Fears – Songs from the Big Chair
*Dire Straits – Brothers in Arms
*Prefab Sprout – Steve McQueen
*Mekons – Fear and Whiskey
*Big Black – Atomizer
*Vega, Suzanne – Suzanne Vega
*The Pogues – Rum, Sodomy and the Lash
*Bush, Kate – Hounds of Love
*The Smiths – Meat is Murder
*Waits, Tom – Rain Dogs
*Jesus & Mary Chain – Psychocandy
*New Order – Low-Life
*Simply Red – Picture Book
*Dexys Midnight Runners – Don't Stand Me Down
*Scritti Politti – Cupid & Psyche 85
*Costello, Elvis – Blood and Chocolate
*Afrika Bambaataa & the Soul Sonic Force –
*Beastie Boys – Licensed to Ill
*Metallica – Master of Puppets
*The The – Infected
*Griffith, Nanci – Last of the True Believers
*Bragg, Billy – Talking with the Taxman About Poetry
*Talk Talk – The Colour of Spring
*Megadeth – Peace Sells... but Who's Buying?
*Bon Jovi – Slippery When Wet
*Sonic Youth – Evol
*Slayer – Reign in Blood
*Throwing Muses – Throwing Muses
*Simon, Paul – Graceland
*Run-D.M.C. – Raising Hell
*XTC – Skylarking
*Earle, Steve – Guitar Town
*Bad Brains – I Against I
*Baker, Anita – Rapture
*The Smiths – The Queen Is Dead
*Gabriel, Peter – So
*Anthrax – Among the Living
*Dinosaur Jr. – You're Living All Over Me
*Parton, Dolly with Linda Ronstadt & Emmylou Harris – Trio
*Def Leppard – Hysteria
*R.E.M. – Document
*Prince – Sign o' the Times
*The Cult – Electric
*Depeche Mode – Music for the Masses
*Sisters of Mercy – Floodland
*Michael, George – Faith
*Hüsker Dü –
*Butthole Surfers – Locust Abortion Technician
*Piazzolla, Astor & Gary Burton – New Tango
*The Smiths – Strangeways Here We Come
*Guns N’ Roses – Appetite for Destruction
*Jesus & Mary Chain – Darklands
*Ladysmith Black Mambazo – Shaka Zulu
*Laibach – Opus Dei
*Napalm Death – Scum
*Sonic Youth – Sister
*Triffids – Calenture
*Jackson, Michael – Bad
*Pet Shop Boys – Actually
*U2 – The Joshua Tree
*D'Arby, Terence Trent – Introducing the Hardline According to Terence Trent D'Arby
*The Pogues – If I Should Fall from Grace with God
*Cohen, Leonard – I'm Your Man
*The Waterboys – Fisherman's Blues
*Fishbone – Truth and Soul
*Everything But the Girl – Idlewild
*Living Colour - Vivid
*Mudhoney – Superfuzz Bigmuff
*R.E.M. – Green
*Happy Mondays – Bummed
*Go Betweens – 16 Lovers Lane
*Cowboy Junkies – The Trinity Session
*Chapman, Tracy – Tracy Chapman
*My Bloody Valentine – Isn't Anything
*Pixies – Surfer Rosa
*Metallica – …And Justice for All
*Dinosaur Jr. – Bug
*Krause, Dagmar – Tank Battles
*lang, k.d. – Shadowland
*American Music Club – California
*Morrissey – Viva Hate
*Sonic Youth – Daydream Nation
*Sugarcubes – Life's Too Good
*Yoakam, Dwight – Buenas Noches from a Lonely Room
*Jane's Addiction – Nothing's Shocking
*Public Enemy – It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back
*Faith No More – The Real Thing
*Kravtiz, Lenny – Let Love Rule
*Hooker, John Lee – The Healer
*New Order – Technique
*Madonna – Like a Prayer
*Queen Latifah – All Hail the Queen
*Spacemen 3 – Playing with Fire
*fIREHOSE – fROMOHIO
*Beastie Boys – Paul's Boutique
*Young Gods – L'Eau Rouge
*Zorn, John –
*The Stone Roses – The Stone Roses
*Cherry, Neneh – Raw Like Sushi
*Maal, Baaba & Mansour Seck – Djam Leelii
*Bush, Kate – The Sensual World
*The Cure – Head on the Door
*808 State – 808:90
*Coldcut – What's That Noise?
*Adamson, Barry – Moss Side Story
*Aerosmith – Pump
*Pixies – Doolittle
*Raitt, Bonnie – Nick of Time
*Fugazi – Repeater
*Soul II Soul – Club Classics Vol. I
*De La Soul – 3 Feet High and Rising
*Jackson, Janet – Janet Jackson's Rhythm Nation 1814
*Jungle Brothers – Done by the Forces of Nature
*NWA – Straight Outta Compton

1990s


*Cocteau Twins – Heaven or Las Vegas
*Shamen – En-Tact
*Deee Lite – World Clique
*The La's – The La's
*Black Crowes – Shake Your Money Maker
*Depeche Mode – Violator
*Pixies – Bossanova
*Megadeth – Rust in Peace
*Digital Underground – Sex Packets
*Pet Shop Boys – Behaviour
*Happy Mondays – Pills 'n' Thrills and Bellyaches
*Michael, George – Listen Without Prejudice Vol. 1
*Young, Neil – Ragged Glory
*Ice Cube – AmeriKKKa's Most Wanted
*Jane’s Addiction – Ritual de lo Habitual
*LL Cool J – Mama Said Knock You Out
*Public Enemy – Fear of a Black Planet
*O’Connor, Sinéad – I Do Not Want What I Haven't Got
*Tribe Called Quest, a – People's Instinctive Travels and the Paths of Rhythm
*Sonic Youth – Goo
*Ride – Nowhere
*My Bloody Valentine – Loveless
*Nirvana – Nevermind
*Crowded House – Woodface
*Cypress Hill – Cypress Hill
*Cope, Julian – Peggy Suicide
*Gang Starr – Step in the Arena
*MC Solaar - Qui sème le vent récolte le tempo
*Jah Wobble – Rising Above Bedlam
*Red Hot Chili Peppers – Blood Sugar Sex Magik
*Ice T – O.G. Original Gangster
*Mudhoney – Every Good Boy Deserves Fudge
*Public Enemy – Apocalypse 91… The Enemy Strikes Black
*Tribe Called Quest, a – The Low End Theory
*Pearl Jam – Ten
*Saint Etienne – Foxbase Alpha
*Sepultura – Arise
*Slint – Spiderland
*U2 – Achtung Baby
*The KLF – The White Room
*Massive Attack – Blue Lines
*Primal Scream – Screamadelica
*Teenage Fanclub – Bandwagonesque
*Metallica – Metallica
*Pavement – Slanted and Enchanted
*Aphex Twin – Selected Ambient Works 85–92
*Arrested Development – 3 Years, 5 Months & 2 Days in the Life Of...
*Olomidé, Koffi – Haut de Gamme: Koweït, Rive Gauche
*Morrissey – Your Arsenal
*Maal, Baaba – Lam Toro
*Lemonheads – It's a Shame about Ray
*Rage Against the Machine - Rage Against the Machine
*Disposable Heroes of Hiphoprisy – Hypocrisy Is the Greatest Luxury
*lang, k.d. – Ingénue
*Dr. Dre – The Chronic
*R.E.M. – Automatic for the People
*Pharcyde – Bizarre Ride II the Pharcyde
*Spiritualized – Lazer Guided Melodies
*Sugar – Copper Blue
*Waits, Tom – Bone Machine
*Sonic Youth – Dirty
*Stereo MCs – Connected
*Ministry –
*Amos, Tori – Little Earthquakes
*Ice Cube – The Predator
*Pantera – Vulgar Display of Power
*Alice in Chains – Dirt
*Cave, Nick & the Bad Seeds – Henry's Dream
*Khan, Nusrat Fateh Ali – Devotional Songs
*Harvey, P.J. – Dry
*Suede – Suede
*Weller, Paul – Wild Wood
*Smashing Pumpkins – Siamese Dream
*The Auteurs – New Wave
*Phair, Liz – Exile in Guyville
*The Afghan Whigs – Gentlemen
*Mann, Aimee – Whatever
*Grant Lee Buffalo – Fuzzy
*Nirvana – In Utero
*Jamiroquai – Emergency on Planet Earth
*Pet Shop Boys – Very
*Harvey, P.J. – Rid of Me
*Blur – Modern Life Is Rubbish
*Crow, Sheryl – Tuesday Night Music Club
*Fall – The Infotainment Scan
*Wu Tang Clan – Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers)
*Björk – Debut
*Orbital – Orbital
*Snoop Doggy Dogg – Doggystyle
*Sebadoh – Bubble and Scrape
*Boo Radleys – Giant Steps
*Orbit, William – Strange Cargo III
*Method Man – Tical
*Black, Frank – Teenager of the Year
*Girls Against Boys – Venus Luxure No 1 Baby
*Jeru the Damaja – The Sun Rises in the East
*Pavement – Crooked Rain, Crooked Rain
*Portishead – Dummy
*Sabres of Paradise – Haunted Dancehall
*Nas – Illmatic
*Beastie Boys – Ill Communication
*Costello, Elvis – Brutal Youth
*Morrissey – Vauxhall and I
*TLC – CrazySexyCool
*Oasis – Definitely Maybe
*Soundgarden – Superunknown
*Offspring – Smash
*Drive Like Jehu – Yank Crime
*Blur – Parklife
*G. Love and Special Sauce - G. Love and Special Sauce
*Touré, Ali Farka – Talking Timbuktu
*Hole – Live Through This
*Massive Attack – Protection
*Manic Street Preachers – The Holy Bible
*Suede – Dog Man Star
*Notorious BIG – Ready to Die
*Buckley, Jeff – Grace
*Orbital – Snivilisation
*Nirvana – MTV Unplugged in New York
*Nine Inch Nails – The Downward Spiral
*Prodigy – Music for the Jilted Generation
*Green Day – Dookie
*Foo Fighters – Foo Fighters
*Garbage – Garbage
*Nightmares on Wax – Smokers Delight
*Tricky – Maxinquaye
*Raekwon – Only Built 4 Cuban Linx…
*Smashing Pumpkins – Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness
*Rocket from the Crypt – Scream, Dracula, Scream!
*Chemical Brothers – Exit Planet Dust
*2Pac – Me Against the World
*Elastica – Elastica
*Supergrass – I Should Coco
*Radiohead – The Bends
*Guided by Voices – Alien Lanes
*Kuti, Femi – Femi Kuti
*The Verve – A Northern Soul
*Genius GZA – Liquid Swords
*Pulp – Different Class
*Leftfield – Leftism
*D’Angelo – Brown Sugar
*Oasis – (What's the Story) Morning Glory?
*Goldie – Timeless
*Morissette, Alanis – Jagged Little Pill
*Screaming Trees – Dust
*Super Furry Animals – Fuzzy Logic
*Fatboy Slim – Better Living Through Chemistry
*Dr. Octagon – Dr. Octagonecologyst
*Stereolab – Emperor Tomato Ketchup
*Tortoise – Millions Now Living Will Never Die
*Beck – Odelay
*Belle & Sebastian – Tigermilk
*DJ Shadow – Endtroducing.....
*Eels – Beautiful Freak
*Divine Comedy – Casanova
*Apple, Fiona – Tidal
*Wilco – Being There
*Sepultura – Roots
*Adamson, Barry – Oedipus Schmoedipus
*Fun Lovin’ Criminals – Come Find Yourself
*Maxwell – Maxwell's Urban Hang Suite
*Charlatans – Tellin' Stories
*Manic Street Preachers – Everything Must Go
*Everything But the Girl – Walking Wounded
*Cave, Nick & the Bad Seeds – Murder Ballads
*Bukem, LTJ – Logical Progression
*Underworld – Second Toughest in the Infants
*Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Now I Got Worry
*Cardigans – First Band on the Moon
*Marilyn Manson – Antichrist Superstar
*Fugees – The Score
*Ash – 1977
*Belle & Sebastian – If You're Feeling Sinister
*Blur – Blur
*Radiohead – OK Computer
*Quaye, Finley – Maverick a Strike
*Elliott, Missy Misdemeanor – Supa Dupa Fly
*Chemical Brothers – Dig Your Own Hole
*Primal Scream – Vanishing Point
*Wyatt, Robert – Shleep
*Holmes, David – Let's Get Killed
*Sleater Kinney – Dig Me Out
*Prodigy – The Fat of the Land
*Buena Vista Social Club - Buena Vista Social Club
*Cave, Nick & the Bad Seeds – The Boatman's Call
*The Divine Comedy – A Short Album About Love
*Cornershop – When I Was Born for the 7th Time
*Daft Punk – Homework
*Williams, Robbie – Life thru a Lens
*Carey, Mariah – Butterfly
*Supergrass – In It for the Money
*Dylan, Bob – Time Out of Mind
*Size, Roni & Reprazent – New Forms
*Smith, Elliott – Either/Or
*The Verve – Urban Hymns
*Spiritualized – Ladies and Gentlemen We Are Floating in Space
*Dandy Warhols – …The Dandy Warhols Come Down
*Dylan, Bob –
*Chao, Manu – Clandestino
*Bragg, Billy & Wilco – Mermaid Avenue
*Turbonegro – Apocalypse Dudes
*Fatboy Slim – You've Come a Long Way, Baby
*Gray, David – White Ladder
*Williams, Lucinda – Car Wheels on a Gravel Road
*Pulp – This Is Hardcore
*Madonna – Ray of Light
*Hill, Lauryn – The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill
*Hole – Celebrity Skin
*Mercury Rev – Deserter's Songs
*System of a Down - System of a Down
*Queens of the Stone Age - Queens of the Stone Age
*Air – Moon Safari
*Singh, Talvin – Ok
*Korn – Follow the Leader
*Khalèd, (Cheb) – Kenza
*Kid Rock – Devil Without a Cause
*Boards of Canada – Music Has the Right to Children
*Suba - São Paulo Confessions
*XTC – Apple Venus Volume 1
*Skunk Anansie – Post Orgasmic Chill
*Incubus – Make Yourself
*The Magnetic Fields – 69 Love Songs
*Travis – The Man Who
*Slipknot – Slipknot
*Orton, Beth – Central Reservation
*Sawhney, Nitin – Beyond Skin
*Death in Vegas – The Contino Sessions
*Moby – Play
*The Flaming Lips – The Soft Bulletin
*Rhymes Digitales, les – Darkdancer
*Tigre, le – Le Tigre
*Eminem – The Slim Shady LP
*Spears, Britney – ...Baby One More Time
*Metallica – S&M
*Bonnie Prince Billy – I See a Darkness
*Shack – HMS Fable
*Basement Jaxx – Remedy
*Red Hot Chili Peppers – Californication
*Sigur Rós – Ágætis byrjun

2000s

*Doves – Lost Souls
*Air – The Virgin Suicides
*Adams, Ryan – Heartbreaker
*Gilberto, Bebel – Tanto Tempo
*M. J. Cole – Sincere
*Harris, Emmylou – Red Dirt Girl
*Limp Bizkit – Chocolate Starfish and the Hot Dog Flavored Water
*Radiohead – Kid A
*U2 – All That You Can't Leave Behind
*Linkin Park – Hybrid Theory
*Smith, Elliott – Figure 8
*Badly Drawn Boy – The Hour of Bewilderbeast
*Harvey, P.J. – Stories from the City, Stories from the Sea
*Badu, Erykah – Mama's Gun
*Coldplay – Parachutes
*Common – Like Water for Chocolate
*Ladd, Mike – Welcome to the Afterfuture
*Red Snapper – Our Aim Is to Satisfy Red Snapper
*Eminem – The Marshall Mathers LP
*Goldfrapp – Felt Mountain
*Giant Sand – Chore of Enchantment
*Lambchop – Nixon
*Lemper, Ute – Punishing Kiss
*Madonna – Music
*Avalanches – Since I Left You
*OutKast – Stankonia
*Radiohead – Amnesiac
*Silver Jews – Bright Flight
*Björk – Vespertine
*Gorillaz – Gorillaz
*Adams, Ryan – Gold
*Destiny’s Child – Survivor
*Strokes – Is This It
*Welch, Gillian – Time (The Revelator)
*Gotan Project – La Revancha del Tango
*White Stripes – White Blood Cells
*Beta Band – Hot Shots II
*Jay Z – The Blueprint
*Röyksopp – Melody A.M.
*Drive-By Truckers – Southern Rock Opera
*Super Furry Animals – Rings Around the World
*Jurassic 5 – Power in Numbers
*Wilco – Yankee Hotel Foxtrot
*Ms Dynamite – A Little Deeper
*Bees – Sunshine Hit Me
*Jones, Norah – Come Away with Me
*Coldplay – A Rush of Blood to the Head
*The Coral – The Coral
*Cash, Johnny –
*Flaming Lips – Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots
*Doves – The Last Broadcast
*Elliott, Missy – Under Construction
*Springsteen, Bruce – The Rising
*Aguilera, Christina – Stripped
*Roots – Phrenology
*Beck – Sea Change
*Timberlake, Justin – Justified
*Vines – Highly Evolved
*Hives – Your New Favourite Band
*Radiohead – Hail to the Thief
*Winehouse, Amy – Frank
*Calexico – Feast of Wire
*Darkness – Permission to Land
*White Stripes – Elephant
*Dizzee Rascal – Boy in da Corner
*Kings of Leon – Youth and Young Manhood
*Thrills – So Much for the City
*Yeah Yeah Yeahs – Fever to Tell
*OutKast – Speakerboxxx/The Love Below
*50 Cent – Get Rich or Die Tryin'
*The Mars Volta – De-Loused in the Comatorium
*Lightning Bolt – Wonderful Rainbow
*Wainwright, Rufus – Want One
*Scissor Sisters – Scissor Sisters
*Morrissey – You Are the Quarry
*Björk – Medúlla
*Mylo – Destroy Rock & Roll
*Wilson, Brian – Smile
*Icarus Line – Penance Soiree
*Arcade Fire – Funeral
*Banhart, Devendra – Rejoicing in the Hands
*Cave, Nick & the Bad Seeds – Abattoir Blues/The Lyre of Orpheus
*Franz Ferdinand – Franz Ferdinand
*N*E*R*D – Fly or Die
*Beta Band – Heroes to Zeros
*Ozomatli – Street Signs
*The Libertines – The Libertines
*West, Kanye – The College Dropout
*Green, Cee-Lo – Cee-Lo Green... Is the Soul Machine
*TV on the Radio – Desperate Youth, Blood Thirsty Babes
*Liars – They Were Wrong, So We Drowned
*Streets – A Grand Don't Come for Free
*Wainwright, Rufus – Want Two
*Zutons – Who Killed...... The Zutons?
*Killers – Hot Fuss
*Kings of Leon – Aha Shake Heartbreak
*MIA (UK) – Arular
*Beck – Guero
*White Stripes – Get Behind Me Satan

ee also

*1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die

External links

* [http://www.radio3net.ro/1001/ The 1001 albums available for listening online] from Radio3Net a radio channel of Romanian Radio Broadcasting Company
* [http://www.rocklistmusic.co.uk/steveparker/1001albums.htm The complete 1001 album list]
* [http://www.loc.gov/catdir/enhancements/fy0628/2005930000-d.html "Publisher description for 1001 albums you must hear before you die"] from the Library of Congress


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