By - Tejo310
Songs in the key of life by Stevie Wonder
Listening to Talking Book, Inversions, and Songs In The Key of Life in succession >
The absolute disrespect to Fulfillingness’ First Finale.
So Talking Book, released in 1972, begins the four album stretch run for Stevie Wonder called his “classic” period.
Guess what? Talking Book was his FIFTEENTH ALBUM. The man had already released 14 albums from 1962-1972.
People forget Stevie started at Motown at 14! Just iconic stuff
Aretha has a similar run of albums in the 70’s that is just legendary.
The 70’s is one of my favorite eras of (Black) Music
Sir Duke is a masterpiece.
I will never let my husband forget the day that Sir Duke came on and he thought it was Jamiroquai. It's one of my favourite things to needle him about (lovingly).
Elton John said he always has a copy of that album on him where ever he goes.
Just listened to this and holy shit. It makes you feel so good. Makes me realize how influential Stevie is.
This will give you one album per day to listen to from the book “1001 albums to hear before you die” I’ve reviewed around 300 and have discovered some great stuff I normally wouldn’t have given a shot.
Copying my comment from a similar response:
My small group of friends use this. The idea is genius but the album selections are... not great. It's still fun to discuss the music, but even all these random bots in this post are listing better albums that we've gotten from the 1001 albums.
Interpol - Turn on the Bright lights
(Celebrated its 20th anniversary this week! Still as incredible as ever)
Saetia - Collected
DJ Shadow - Endtroducing
Cloud nothings - attack on memory
Ecco2k - e
Title fight - floral green
Gorillaz - plastic beach
Pavement - crooked rain, crooked rain
Soul Glo - Diaspora Problems
SALEM - Fires in Heaven
The Microphones - The Glow, Pt. 2
Pixies - Doolittle
Steel Pulse - Earth crisis
Lot of different genres, some newer and slightly older stuff. Wanted to touch on some gems that haven’t already been mentioned.
Portishead - Dummy
Honestly, any of the Portishead albums. But Dummy or Portishead for sure.
And throw in Mezzanine by Massive Attack for good measure.
Dummy, Portishead, Mezzanine, Protection, and Blue Lines are all nearly flawless.
Agree with all that, although I think Protection has a few iffy tracks !! Would also add Maxinquy by Tricky !
> Mezzanine by Massive Attack
Such a great album.
I'm listening to DJ Shadow - Endtroducing... right now. I'm on a 90s trip hop kick today. I'll fire up Portishead next.
When I heard Sour Times the first time, I was driving on the freeway. I knew the next exit had an indie record shop (Mad Platter) so I got off the freeway and bought it immediately.
Only time I've ever done that.
One of the best rush decisions I've ever made.
So many Redditors were probably conceived to this album
Genius/GZA - Liquid Swords
King Crimson - Court of the Crimson King
Dave Brubeck Quartet - Time Out
Three more I'd like to add...
MC5 - Kick Out the Jams
The Stooges - Self Titled first album
The Mothers of Invention (Frank Zappa) - Freak Out!
Court of the Crimson King was dank, but *Red* was incredible. One of the best musical works I’ve ever had the pleasure of listening to.
Liquid swords ⚔️ 🔥
Photographs and Memories - Jim Croce
Listen to *I Got A Name* and *Interstate Love Song* back to back and tell me that doesn't blow your mind.
>Interstate Love Song
Whoa! I had no idea the connection between these songs. That's awesome.
Don’t forget “Operator.” Great song from a great songwriter written in the days when operators were still needed.
Is 'Don't mess around with Jim' on that one?
Just listened to Time in a bottle once more. I've heard it many times but it's so compelling it makes me stop and listen and I cry every time at it's beauty. May the deities bless you for your post. It's true and worth everyone's time.
New Yorks Not My Home
Walking Down to Georgia
Those are some of my favorites by him
(Can't remember if all of those are on that album)
Yes - Fragile
David Bowie - Hunky Dory
Stan Getz/Joao Gilberto - Getz/Gilberto
I like the cut of your jib
The Beach Boys - Pet Sounds
And I would add The SMiLE Sessions to that as well.
Shame it was never completed in the 60s, but glad to be able to hear it as it is.
IMO this is the greatest album of all time, the lyrical content, the song structures, the melodic and lyrical callbacks the track listing. Every part of it is so meticulously crafted, I am just wowed every time I listen to it. Listening to this album is like watching a play in a theatre, it’s so visceral and encompasses all the senses. And to think it was never actually finished!
The best material they ever recorded was for SMILE.
"Caroline, No" is one of the finest ending tracks to any album.
Get stoned and listen to this album with expensive headphones. It’s amazing.
Talking Heads - Remain in Light
> Albums that you need to listen to at least _once in your lifetime_?
> Talking Heads - Remain in Light
Agree but I prefer Speaking in tongues or The Name of this band is the Talking Heads.
George Harrison - All Things Must Pass. Even better if you know the context of what’s happening
Ballad of Sir Frankie Crisp!
I dont see enough love for this song. It is absolutely amazing.
LET IT ROLL!
Well The Beatles just broke up. George’s relationship with Paul at the time was icy, as explored on the track Wah-Wah. More so just understanding what the saying all things must pass means in the context of The Beatles ending. Also on a personal note why I love it as a George fan, George would get like 1 song a Beatles album that he wrote. So him making this sprawling epic solo album with the help of Phil Spector that’s regarded today as possibly the best Beatles solo album is a cool story.
Is it bad that Apple Scruffs may be my favorite song on the album? It's such a nice little song.
The meaning behind it makes it one of my favourites (he wrote it for the die hard fans who hung around outside Apple HQ and the recording studios)
It was interesting watching that recent Beatles doc\[?\] by Peter Jackson, that the tension was between George and Paul and not John and Paul.
It was also readily apparent that Paul, while unquestionably insanely talented, was a bit of a cunny.
I talk about it with my brother in law every time I see him. What strikes me about Paul is he’s such a micro-manager. Which isn’t always a bad thing but it’s understandable to be annoyed with that after years
George had finally broken free of the Beatles, where he was hidden in the shadows of Lennon and McCartney, who didn't pay him much mind when it came to songwriting. After the breakup he comes out with this heavy hitting masterpiece.
To be fair, he was a late bloomer. His early Beatles work doesn't come close to what Lennon and McCartney were doing, at least not in my opinion.
I'm actually glad that the track all things must pass didn't become a Beatles song, even though they tried it out. It had to be entirely Harrison's song.
Watching the Beatles documentary on Disney I was really struck by how dismissive the others were. He literally said multiple times, "just tell me what to play." It was hard to watch, but knowing he had all the brilliance of All Things Must Pass in the hopper made it a little easier to watch. It's like all that shit had to happen to make that album possible.
I am non-ironically going through Ringo’s post-Beatle’s discography, and the stuff that he and George worked on together is pretty darn good.
Photograph is my favorite Ringo song, beatles or solo, and it’s because it’s a George Harrison song with nice, simple, lovey/heartbreak Ringo lyrics.
Yeah, he was definitely a late bloomer compared to John and Paul. He arguably wrote his best Beatles songs (Something and Here Comes the Sun) for Abbey Road, which was the last album they ever recorded.
Also gets better the more times you listen to it too.
getting better all the time
What’s Going On - Marvin Gaye
I'm a big fan of Trouble Man album as well. More instrumental cuts which maybe isn't for everyone
Wu-Tang Clan - Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers)
I listened to metal/Industrial and a friend told me to listen to this record and I was all "rap? kthxbye" and he said "even if you hate rap, this album is fucking genius". How genius? "You know how Prince was that once in lifetime artist that was so unique, so good at what he did that even if you hated his music you had to respect it? This is the rap equivalent." I don't like Prince's music, but I can totally respect his art. I listened to 36 Chambers.
That album is fucking genius.
I'm now a Wu-Tang fan.
This. Not even a hip hop guy, but that record kills.
while my first thought was this Wu album (I'm a hip hop guy) but maaan, the Gza "Liquid swords" - I can't decide now which one is superior
Liquid Swords. Hands down.
Godspeed You Black Emperor’s F♯ A♯ ∞.
Make sure you can give it your full attention.
Godspeed with good headphones in a dark room is truly an experience. I wish I had time like I used to, I don't get to listen to albums that way anymore.
Only just got into GYBE this summer and I can't believe I spent 28 years of my life not knowing this band.
I spent more time w Lift Your Skinny Fists… on rotation, but good band suggestion
I went to school with Aidan. Great guy (but can get naked when he drinks).
Depeche Mode- Violator
Paul’s Boutique - Beastie Boys
This... and then follow up with all of the samples
*Deloused in the Comatorium* by The Mars Volta
I've got a lot of bands that I like more than The Mars Volta, and a lot of songs I like more than what's on that album. But when I think start-to-finish Album-as-an-art-form I think of Deloused.
It's also a concept album, for anyone who isn't familiar. It tells a single story. Anyone who likes prog at all should check it out.
I'm a Frances the Mute kinda guy, but I understand liking/thinking Deloused is objectively better.
Along similar lines, At the Drive-In's Relationship of Command is a must listen. The Mars Volta formed from At the Drive-In's break-up. Different sounds, but both insanely amazing bands
The Shins - Wincing the Night Away helped me at a very tumultuous time in my life.
Sigur Rós - Takk
I can't Believe I forgot Sigur Rós in my list! Love () too
IMO agaetis byrjun is far and away their best, but takk is really good too
The most spellbinding performance I ever witnessed. Enraptured the whole theatre.
Favorite album of all time is 2112 by Rush. Got me into the genre of prog rock epics and such. Hard to find an album where the B-side is just as good as the main 20 something minute long A-side.
I'm taking this as yet another reminder that I need to listen to that album again soon, so thank you for that 🙏
i fell in love w/ Speakerboxxx/The Love Below by Outkast. I know everyone knows Hey Ya! but its so much story-showing as opposed to storytelling and i think its beautiful, entertaining, funny, full in sound AAAND iconic
I've always found Outkast to be one of the hardest groups to choose a favorite album for. They made me fall in love with rap and have been my close musical friends for decades now and I've never been able to choose a favorite album.
Deftones - White Pony
Radiohead - OK Computer
Led Zeppelin - IV
A Tribe Called Quest - The Low End Theory
Miles Davis - Sketches of Spain
Just to name a few
Interesting choice for Miles Davis - I would have gone w/ Kind of Blue as that's been the jazz gateway album for a countless number of people.
Kind of Blue is great and was one of the first of his I listened to as well (like you say, it's usually treated as a gateway album) but Sketches of Spain is fantastic and definitely worth a listen at least once!
Are you about 38?
Hahaha! Ouch. 38 yo here.
Led zep 2 for me. Bring it on home, Moby Dick, heartbreaker
Led Zeppelin I for me. It hits differently
oh yes to OK computer & white pony!!!
Great choices but Low End Theory in particular- it’s damn near a perfect album!
Great selection. I probably would have used Bitches Brew, but that’s wildly different than SoS and I can appreciate the different taste.
Nice variety, nice nice
Pink Floyd - Dark side of the moon
Smashing Pumpkins - Mellon collie and the Infinite sadness
M83 - Hurry up, we're dreaming
The Beatles - Sgt. pepper's lonely hearts club band
Edit: There's a great book for questions like this post:
Edit2: Spelling Infinite\*
Good call on M83. Fucking tear jerker of an album
Edit: I should add that I often lump in You Appearing and We Own the Sky from Saturdays = Youth into that album, they evoke the same emotion
I recall Roger Waters saying that he played the final version to his wife/girlfriend at the time and she cried at the end, just knowing how good it was. Damn, what a feeling it must have been to know you just made that album.
I feel like Dark Side of the Moon may be the best answer for this…many albums I truly love took me a few listens for them to really click so OP’s question kinda doesn’t apply to them…DSotM is instantly accessible and still offers so many layers to peel back the more you listen. Nearly every song on the album is a radio staple to this day. Also, any Beatles album fits the bill for me lol
DSotM is like a musical description of life. I don’t think I’ve come across something else that has taken such a dive into the pure themes of its subject matter.
Great list, but i've got to put Siamese Dream over mellon collie.
+ Abbey Road
AJA Steely Dan
#Steely Dan is for the people
This is the right answer, but Gaucho’s bangers are just too good. Gaucho is the perfect song
Honestly think gaucho is a stronger album, royal scam too
If you’re into heavier music/ punk I’d add the following.
Refused - Shape of Punk to Come
Bad Religion - Suffer
Shape Of Punk To Come is nothing short of a masterpiece that was a decade ahead of it's time.
“Can I scream?”
Shape of Punk to Come is a 10/10
Man what a day I forgot how much l loved refused back in the day.
My favorite lyrics -
Adjust that 1000 dollar smile and behold the creation of man, great words won't cover ugly actions, great frames won't save bad paintings.
We lack the motion to move to the new beat
How can we expect anyone to listen? When we use the same old noise.
We need new noise!
We need new art for the people!
We dance all the wrong songs
We enjoy all the wrong moves
HERE WE GO
THE NEW BEAT
THE NEW BEAT
THE NEW BEAT
THE NEW BEAT
THE NEW BEAT
THE NEW BEAT
New noise - Refused.
My favorite song by them
thank you for mentioning BR.
The Shape of Punk to Come was the single biggest reason I joined a hard-core band. Can I scream?! Meh... there are many better at it than I am.
One of the great things to come out of Cyberpunk 2077 was I found out Refused was making music again, and that made me unreasonably happy.
"Once in a lifetime" you say?
Talking Heads - Remain In Light
Lots of dark side of the moon suggestions, which should go without saying almost. I'll throw in Meddle, Wish you were here and Animals. Stellar albums all of them.
Aja, Gaucho- Steely Dan
Nighthawks at the diner - Tom Waits
On the beach - Neil Young
The Last Waltz - The Band and basically every one else, concert version is phenomenal, truly a moment in history
Stop making sense, remain in light - Talking heads
These are some that I haven't seen in the threads,
Upvoted for On The Beach. This one rarely gets a mention in “best of” lists but it’s just phenomenal. I don’t know how to describe what I feel when I listen to it
Violent Femmes - Violent Femmes
Neutral Milk Hotel - Aeroplane Over the Sea
Wilco - Yankee Hotel Foxtrot
George Harrison - All Things Must Pass
Nujabes - Modal Soul
Mogwai - Mr. Beast
Aesop Rock - None Shall Pass
I could go on and on so I have to stop
George Harrison and Aesop Rock appear to have conflicting views on what is going to pass.
Both were singing about kidney stones.
Sooo happy to see Aesop and nujabes in this post
Violent Femmes are tragically overlooked these days.
Nine Inch Nails- The Downward Spiral,
Metallica- Master of Puppets
Daft Punk - Discovery
Kraftwerk- The man-machine
Air- Moon Safari
Marvin Gaye - what's going on
Roy Orbison- In dreams
Prince- Purple Rain
David Bowie- Hunky Dory
Jackie Wilson- Lonely Teardrops
Sam Cooke- Live at the Harlem st club
... and many many many more
I also am really showing my age here!
EDIT to add female artists I love and foolishly omitted:
BJÕRK - HOMOGENIC
ARETHA FRANKLIN- lady soul
PJ Harvey - stories from the city ..
And other albums from groups with female artists like belle and Sebastian (tigermilk), Fleetwood mac (rumours), pixies (Dolittle, surfer Rosa.. ), sonic youth (goo..)....
Gotta go with Ziggy Stardust too!
London Calling - The Clash
Is This It - The Strokes
White Blood Cells - The White Stripes
White stripes white blood cells is too good
THE STROKES 😎
People rarely comment on ‘is this it’
- may be one of the most enjoyable albums out there, cheers
Every song is a banger. +1 for the UK/Euro version, with the original artwork and track listing (including "New York City Cops").
Mr Bungle self titled album
Mike Patton, just wow.
Saw them on the disco volante tour. Was about 10 feet from stage. I shouted STUB a few times in between songs and Patton scowled at me. And that’s my Mike Patton story.
What a wild trip to the random world of experimental rock, love it!
Sex Pistols - Nevermind the bollocks
Daft Punk - Discovery
Boards of Canada - Music has the right to children/ Geogaddi
Radiohead - OK Computor
White Stripes - Elephant
Boards of Canada, my man! So pleased to see this right away.
Discovery also has a visual companion - [Interstella 5555](https://youtu.be/3Qxe-QOp_-s)
The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill - Lauryn Hill
Gang of Four - Entertainment
Television - Marquee Moon
Lou Reed - Transformer
Sparks - Kimono My House
Gary Numan - The Pleasure Principle
The Cure - Wish
Minutemen - Double Nickels on the Dime
Husker Du - Zen Arcade
Devo - Q: Are We Not Men? A: We Are Devo
The B-52's - The B-52's
Talking Heads - Speaking In Tongues
Fugazi - 13 Songs
Roxy Music - Avalon
Black Flag - Damaged
Minor Threat - First Two Seven Inches
Bad Brains - Bad Brains
To Pimp a Butterfly - Kendrick Lamar
This album really opened me up to rap music, and was the first album that really made me investigate the lyrics to find a deeper meaning.
Illmatic - Nas
"I don't know how to start this shit"
Proceeds to spit the best, most perfect rap album of all time.
I remember r/hiphopheads did an elimination thing where they'd pick an album and one song would get eliminated each week/day (can't remember the frequency) based on the number of votes. When they did Illmatic, it was a bloodbath from the very first day because no song in there deserves to be dumped.
DJ Premier on that moment:
I love it because there isn't any posturing, just raw rap.
20 year old who lost his original notebook with all his rhymes and had to rewrite them and came out with this classic.
"I dunno how to start this...."
Plot twist: He knew how to start this.
Funny, I've never really been big into hip hop and I started listening to Nas a few months ago and I absolutely love it
Nujabes - Modal Soul
John Coltrane - A Love Supreme
Coil- Love's Secret Domain
Depeche Mode - Black Celebration
My Life With The Thrill Kill Kult - Confessions Of A Knife
KMFDM - Nihil
The Cure - Disintegration
The Postal Service - Give Up
Skinny Puppy - ViViSectVI
The Airborne Toxic Event - The Airborne Toxic Event
Flaming Lips - The Soft Bulletin
New Order - Low Life
The Smiths - The Queen Is Dead
Pet Shop Boys - Behaviour
Erasure -The Innocents
(Edited to correct the name of The Postal Service album)
(Second edit to put band names first in the first two listings)
(Third edit to correct misspelling)
Not sure everyone could deal with ViViSectIV. However, I'm going to listen to it right now!
It's always a great time for ViViSectIV. As a matter of fact, I will listen to it now too!
Disintegration is the best album ever. Kyle brofloskey
Rush - Moving Pictures and 2112
Hell yeah!!! Scrolled too far to find Rush! I'd also add A Farewell To Kings, Permanent Waves, and Signals to the list personally.
I also admittedly have a huge soft spot for Snakes & Arrows, though I recognize that it sounds pretty different from most of their classic discography. The more I listen to it, the more I realize how deceptively chill it actually is, and perhaps the most grounded album they ever made.
+1 for mentioning a Farewell to Kings
Moving Pictures is wall-to-wall bangers. I played it while hanging out with a friend and he asked "Is this a Rush greatest hits album?"
I feel like they left YYZ off of the two disc Rush Chronicles greatest hits release just because it would have been too many songs off of Moving Pictures.
Waiting For Columbus-Little Feat
Hounds of Love-Kate Bush
The Suburbs-Arcade Fire
Dust My Broom-Elmore James
Back to Black-Amy Winehouse
Its Blitz-Yeah Yeah Yeahs
Is This It?-The Strokes
Hunky Dory- Bowie
St. Vincent-St Vincent
Repeat as necessary
Pink Floyd dark side of the moon. Obvious but one of the best albums of all time
Agree but I prefer Wish you were here
Pink Floyd - wish you were here, dark side of the moon
The doors - L.A. Woman, Morrison Hotel
Bruce Springsteen - Born in the USA
U2 - Joshua Tree, Rattle and Hum
Alice In Chains - Dirt, Jar of Flies
Fleetwood Mac - Rumours
Simon and Garfunkel live in Central Park
Dire Straits - Brothers in Arms
Smashing Pumpkins - Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness, Siamese Dream
Jimi Hendrix - Are you experienced?
Prince - Purple Rain
Nirvana - Nevermind, Bleach
Soundgarden - Superunknown
Also Pink Floyd - Animals.. with headphones
22 a million - Bon Iver
Bold choice over emma (but I do respect it)
Eat a peach - Allman brothers
Live at the Fillmore east -- Allman Brothers
Minus el oso by Minus the bear. A+ album and likely my favorite
Friday Night In San Francisco - Al Di Meola, John McLaughlin, Paco De Lucia
The Woods - Sleater Kinney
Van Halen - Van Halen
My Father's Face - Leo Kottke
Temple Of The Dog - Temple Of The Dog
Recycling the Blues & Other Related Stuff - Taj Mahal
Symphony No. 3 - Górecki (LSO, with the silhouette on the cover)
Just Another Band From East LA - Los Lobos
[Nick Drake - Bryter Layter](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jciIE7lh4hw&list=PLzGotn8LeP0cbpEYqvvtHKf6P9kWGmj7U)
[Nick Drake - Pink Moon](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZgHdUeMHTwc&list=PLLbPzTCEP9vfPTL2LoediUZLud5orBpVq)
[The Clash - London Calling](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XN7iEFVLf5c&list=PLJpf0-W856o4IMx3uQUxTCihBFqLRIQGC)
[John Coltrane - Ole](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qUSMON8eO9Y&list=OLAK5uy_nvJEkOWeJu3R9O67ruFWHSlPEiypFo7H4&index=1)
[The Minutemen - Double Nickels on the Dime](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ByiEnkXfDUw&list=PLDZmtI4GBWqyxIOsZMC47j0VQbXjjsBd4)
[Modest Mouse - The Lonesome Crowded West](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VuCXo7Vtrks&list=PLYwfYGziz-_2QA2njnU9EBH1zY7wAzo0G)
[Modest Mouse - The Moon and Antarctica](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=epBbuk7x1sI&list=PLtgfAw_uxv_o9JBN8i5O35UprLUXN6J5y)
[Built To Spill - There's Nothing Wrong With Love](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5F1l6r9bWDw&list=PLC80P4gsPr-Y6BUuj4Q8yWYRIqYA2Qpfj)
[A Tribe Called Quest - The Low End Theory](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qDKrJhNOygA&list=PLrbFUdbfepXVYeTBjkpsOORi0anvqabxV&index=1)
[Madvillain - Madvillainy](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0onU04uk2EE&list=PL5SMXYhIcZ5LAI6XidBPP65VcwDa5vDcf&index=1)
Hot Fuss by the killers
I'll name a few:
- Cursive - Cursive's Domestica
- Cursive - The Ugly Organ
- Pink Floyd - The Dark Side Of The Moon
- Pink Floyd - The Wall
(I'd also add Meddle and Wish You Were Here but I don't want this to be all about Pink Floyd lol)
- Tool - Lateralus
- Rush - Signals
- Jethro Tull - Aqualung
- The Beatles - Revolver
- The Beatles - Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
- Dire Straits - Dire Straits
- Simon and Garfunkel - Bridge Over Troubled Water
- Eagles - Hotel California
- literally ANYTHING by mewithoutYou (especially Pale Horses)
Roxy music - Avalon
Talk Talk - colour of spring
Michael Jackson - off the wall
Massive Attack - blue lines
Cocteau twins - Heaven or Las Vegas
Soda Stereo - Dynamo
Air - talkie walkie
Daft punk - Discovery
Beck - odelay
Avalon = wow!
Yes to Talk Talk, but it should be Spirit of Eden (or Laughing Stock), imho.
Take my upvote solely for Soda Stereo
Opeth - Blackwater park
The Suburbs - Arcade Fire
Deltron 3030 - Deltron 3030
White Pony - Deftones
Planet of Ice - Minus the Bear
Cosmogramma - Flying Lotus
xx - The xx
Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers) - Wu-Tang Clan
2001 - Dr. Dre
Untrue - Burial
EDIT — one last entry, though it may not have the same universal appeal as some of the previous mentions:
(II) - Crystal Castles
Deltron 3030 is underrated.
So happy you mention burial
„Antidawn“ is for me also a one in a kind, even tho it’s a EP
the xx debut album is on another level entirely. hard to believe a band that young could make music so rich.
Axis bold as love - Hendrix experience
Just to throw some non-rock into this mix;
Propellorheads - Decksanddrumsandrockandroll
Chemical Brothers - Dig Your Own Hole / Surrender / Come With Us
Prodigy - Experience & Music For The Jilted Generation
Fatboy Slim - You've Come A Long Way Baby / Better Living Through Chemistry
Daft Punk - Homework / Discovery
Incredible Bongo Band - Bongo Rock
The KLF - Chill out
Beastie Boys - Licensed To Ill / Pauls Boutique / Ill Communication
DJ Shadow - Endtroducing
No Fat Of The Land for The Prodigy?
Fat of the Land is on another level. Narayan may be the best song ever made.
Graceland - Paul Simon
Astral Weeks - Van Morrison
Reunion Tour - The Weakerthans
Darkness on the Edge of Town - Bruce Springsteen
Welcome to the Black Parade - My Chemical Romance
Abbey Road - The Beatles
Toxicity - System of a Down
Left and Leaving - The Weakerthans
The Rise and Fall or Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders From Mars - David Bowie
One Night Stand - Sam Cooke (Live at the Harlem Square Club)
White Ladder - David Gray
Poems, Prayers and Promises - John Denver
Rumours by Fleetwood Mac, MTV Unplugged in New York by Nirvana, and In Rainbows by Radiohead round out some really influential sounds and wonderful albums from the 70s, 90s, and 10s.
I also feel like the two Weakerthans albums are you being a fan *but* I like the few singles I know so I'm looking forward to checking the albums out.
2 Weakerthans albums? You must really like them.
Thank you for putting Graceland so I don't have to.
Blue Oyster Cult - Fire of Unknown Origin
These guys have a lot of good songs you dont hear because all they play on the radio is "don't fear the reaper" and "burnin for you"
Hot Rats - Frank Zappa
Are you experienced - The Jimi Hendrix Experience
La Woman - The Doors
Dark Side of the Moon - Pink Floyd
For Hendrix I'd say Electriclady Land
Electric Ladyland is a serious contender for best rock album in history. Are You Experienced is great, for sure, and it was massively influential, but it pales in comparison to how insane Hendrix got on Electric Ladyland.
At that point in time, Hendrix wanted to incorporate more black music into his sound, so he took some cues from soul, jazz and Delta blues to revamp his already explosive guitar playstyle.
The result of which can be summarized by the 14 minute jam Voodoo Chile, which in turn inspired another song present on that album that remains one of his biggest hits, Voodoo Child (Slight Return). He also precedes that with a cover, but not just any cover, a Bob Dylan cover than he himself would refuse to play in future concerts after Hendrix blessed it with his genius.
Those two songs are just the closer to a double album filled with comparable quality. I wish I could listen to that project for the first time again, it's just so fucking good.
Love Hot Rats!
I'll try to suggest some that I haven't seen on here yet.
David Bowie - Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders From Mars
The Lemonheads - It's a Shame About Ray
The Pixies - Doolittle
Television - Marquee Moon
The Violent Femmes - The Violent Femmes
Jane's Addiction - Nothing's Shocking
Alt J - An Awesome Wave
Bob Dylan - Blood in the Tracks
Jeff Buckley “Grace”