1001 (+) Albums

1950s

1955

  • Frank Sinatra | In the Wee Small Hours

1956

  • Elvis Presley | Elvis Presley
  • The Louvin Brothers | Tragic Songs of Life
  • Louis Prima | The Wildest
  • Fats Domino | This is Fats
  • Duke Ellington | Ellington at Newport 1956
  • Frank Sinatra | Songs for Swingin’ Lovers!

1957

  • The Crickets | The “Chirping” Crickets
  • Count Basie | The Atomic Mr. Basie
  • Thelonius Monk | Brilliant Corners
  • Sabu | Palo Congo
  • Miles Davis | Birth of the Cool
  • Machito | Kenya
  • Little Richard | Here’s Little Richard

1958

  • Tito Puente and his Orchestra | Dance Mania, Vol. 1
  • Billie Holiday | Lady in Satin
  • Jack Elliot | Jack Takes the Floor
  • Sarah Vaughan | Sarah Vaughan at Mister Kelly’s

1959

  • Ella Fitzgerald | Sings the Gershwin Song Book
  • Ray Charles | The Genius of Ray Charles
  • Miles Davis | Kind of Blue
  • Marty Robbins | Gunfighter Ballads and Trail Songs
  • The Dave Brubeck Quartet | Time Out

1960s

1960

  • Elvis Presley | Elvis is Back!
  • Miriam Makeba | Miriam Makeba
  • The Everly Brothers | A Date with the Everly Brothers
  • Jimmy Smith | Back at the Chicken Shack
  • Muddy Waters | Muddy Waters at Newport

1961

  • Bill Evans | Sunday at the Village Vanguard

1962

  • Ray Charles | Modern Sounds in Country and Western Music
  • Booker T. and the M.G.s | Green Onions
  • Stan Getz and Charlie Byrd | Jazz Samba
  • Ray Price | Night Life

1963

  • The Beatles | With the Beatles
  • Bob Dylan | The Freewheelin’ Bob Dylan
  • Phil Spector | A Christmas Gift For You
  • Sam Cooke | Live at the Harlem Square Club
  • Charles Mingus | The Black Saint and Sinner Lady
  • James Brown | Live at the Apollo
  • Stan Getz and João Gilberto | Getz/Gilberto

1964

  • The Beatles | A Hard Day’s Night
  • Jacques Brel | Olympia 64
  • Solomon Burke | Rock ‘n Soul
  • Dusty Springfield | A Girl Called Dusty
  • The Rolling Stones | The Rolling Stones

1965

  • Buck Owens and his Buckaroos | I’ve Got a Tiger by the Tail
  • Jerry Lee Lewis | Live at the Star Club, Hamburg
  • The Sonics | Here are the Sonics
  • Bob Dylan | Bringing It All Back Home
  • Otis Redding | Otis Blue: Otis Redding Sings Soul
  • The Beach Boys | The Beach Boys Today!
  • John coltrane | A love Supreme
  • B.B. King | Live at the Regal
  • The Beatles | Rubber Soul
  • Bert Jansch | Bert Jansch
  • The Byrds | Mr. Tambourine Man
  • Bob Dylan | Highway 61 Revisited
  • The Who | My Generation

1966

  • The Beatles | Revolver
  • The Beach Boys | Pet Sounds
  • Fred Neil | Fred Neil
  • The Byrds | Fifth Dimension
  • Bob Dylan | Blonde on Blonde
  • The Monks | Black Monk Time
  • The Kinks | Face to Face
  • The Mama’s and the Papa’s | If You Can Believe Your Eyes and Ears
  • Paul Revere and the Raiders | Midnight Ride
  • The Mother of Invention | Freak Out!
  • The Rolling Stones | Aftermath
  • Simon and Garfunkel | Parsley, Sage, Rosemary and Thyme
  • The 13th Floor Elevators | The Psychedelic Sounds of the 13th Floor Elevators
  • John Mayall’s Blues Breakers | Blues Breakers with Eric Clapton
  • The Yardbirds | The Yardbirds
  • Nina Simone | Wild is the Wind

1967

  • Astrud Gilberto | Beach Samba
  • Nico | Chelsea Girl
  • The Beatles | Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band
  • Country Joe and the Fish | Electric Music for the Mind and Body
  • Buffalo Springfield | Buffalo Springfield Again
  • Captain Beefheart and his Magic Band | Safe as Milk
  • Moby Grape | Moby Grape
  • Love | Da Capo
  • The Beau Brummels | Triangle
  • The Monkees | Headquarters
  • Tim Buckley | Goodbye and Hello
  • Love | Forever Changes
  • Cream | Disraeli Gears
  • Pink Floyd | The Piper at the Gates of Dawn
  • The Who | The Who Sell Out
  • The Velvet Underground | The Velvet Underground and Nico
  • Francis Albert Sinatra & Antonio Carlos Jobim | Francis Albert Sinatra & Antonio Carlos Jobim
  • The Doors | The Doors
  • The Byrds | Younger Than Yesterday
  • The Young Rascals | Groovin’
  • Jefferson Airplane | Surrealistic Pillow
  • The Kinks | Something Else by the Kinks
  • Donovan | Sunshine Superman
  • Merle Haggard | I’m a Lonesome Fugitive
  • The Jimi Hendrix Experience | Are You Experienced
  • The Electric Prunes | I Had Too Much to Dream (Last Night)
  • Loretta Lynn | Don’t Come Home a Drinkin’ (With Lovin’ On Your Mind)
  • Shivkumar Sharma / Brijbushan Kabra / Hariprasad Chaurasia | Call of the Valley
  • The Velvet Underground | White Light / White Heat
  • The Jimi Hendrix Experience | Axis: Bold as Love
  • Aretha Franklin | I Never Loved a Man the Way I Love You

1968

  • 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
  • Ravi Shankar | The Sounds of India
  • Os Mutantes | Os Mutantes
  • Aretha Franklin | Aretha: Lady Soul
  • Blue Cheer | Vincebus Eruptum
  • The Byrds | The Notorious Byrds Brothers
  • Big Brother and the Holding Company | Cheap Thrills
  • The United States of America | The United States of America
  • Dr. John, The Night Tripper | Gris-Gris
  • Iron Butterfly | In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida
  • The Pretty Things | S.F. Sorrow
  • Simon and Garfunkel | Bookends
  • The Small Faces | Ogden’s Nut Gone Flake
  • The Band | Music from Big Pink
  • Jeff Beck | Truth
  • Caetano Veloso | Caetano Veloso
  • Scott Walker | Scott 2
  • The Zombies | Odessey & Oracle
  • Van Morrison | Astral Weeks
  • The Byrds | Sweetheart of the Rodeo
  • The Beatles | The Beatles (aka The White Album)
  • The Mothers of Invention | We’re Only In It For The Money

1969

  • Neil Young with Crazy Horse | Everybody Knows this is Nowhere
  • Captain Beefheart and his Magic Band | Trout Mask Replica
  • Creedence Clearwater Revival | Bayou Country
  • Crosby, Stills and Nash | Crosby, Stills and Nash
  • Blood, Sweat and Tears | Blood, Sweat and Tears
  • Flying Burrito Brothers | The Gilded Palace of Sin
  • Johnny Cash | Johnny Cash at San Quentin
  • Creedence Clearwater Revival | Green River
  • The Beatles | Abbey Road
  • The Who | Tommy
  • Miles Davis | In a Silent Way
  • The Bee Gees | Odessa
  • The Pentangle | Basket of Light
  • The Rolling Stones | Let It Bleed
  • Nick Drake | Five Leaves Left
  • Dusty Springfield | Dusty in Memphis
  • Elvis Presley | 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 and the Family Stone | Stand!
  • Tim Buckley | Happy Sad
  • Chicago | Chicago Transit Authority
  • Fairport Convention | Unhalfbricking
  • The Youngbloods | Elephant Mountain
  • Isaac Hayes | Hot Buttered Soul
  • The Grateful Dead | Live / Dead
  • The Kinks | Arthur – or the Decline of the British Empire
  • King Crimson | In the Court of the Crimson King
  • Leonard Cohen | Songs from a Room
  • Fairport Convention | Liege and Lief
  • Scott Walker | Scott 4
  • The Stooges | The Stooges
  • Alexander Spence | Oar
  • Frank Zappa | Hot Rats

1970s

1970

  • Creedence Clearwater Revival | Cosmo’s Factory
  • Derek and the Dominos | Layla and Other Assorted Love Songs
  • Miles Davis | Bitches Brew
  • Spirit | Twelve Dreams of Dr. Sardonicus
  • Black Sabbath | Black Sabbath
  • The Doors | Morrison Hotel
  • The Carpenters | Close to You
  • Stephen Stills | Stephen Stills
  • John Lennon | John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band
  • Crosby, Stills, Nash, and Young | Déjà Vu
  • Black Sabbath | Paranoid
  • Neil Young | After the Gold Rush
  • Led Zeppelin | Led Zeppelin III
  • Deep Purple | In Rock
  • Van Morrison | Moondance
  • The Grateful Dead | American Beauty
  • Nick Drake | Bryter Layter
  • Amanda Shankar | Amanda Shankar
  • The Who | Live at Leeds
  • Soft Machine | Third
  • Rod Stewart | Gasoline Alley
  • George Harrison | All Things Must Pass
  • Simon and Garfunkel | Bridge Over Troubled Waters
  • Cat Stevens | Tea for the Tillerman
  • Traffic | John Barleycorn Must Die
  • The Stooges | Fun House
  • James Taylor | Sweet Baby James
  • Paul McCartney | McCartney
  • Santana | Abraxas
  • Syd Barrett | The Madcap Laughs

1971

  • Jethro Tull | Aqualung
  • David Crosby | If I Could Only Remember My Name
  • Sly and the Family Stone | There’s a Riot Goin’ On
  • Marvin Gaye | What’s Going On
  • Yes | The Yes Album
  • The Bee Gees | Trafalgar
  • The Who | Who’s Next
  • Carole King | Tapestry
  • Isaac Hayes | Shaft
  • The Allman Brothers Band | At Fillmore East
  • The Rolling Stones | Sticky Fingers
  • John Lennon | Imagine
  • The Beach Boys | Surf’s Up
  • Yes | Fragile
  • The Doors | L.A. Woman
  • Can | Tago Mago
  • Elton John | Madman Across the Water
  • Dolly Parton | Coat of Many Colors
  • Don McLean | America Pie
  • Emerson, Lake, and Palmer | Tarkus
  • Led Zeppelin | Led Zeppelin IV
  • Serge Gainsbourg | Histoire de Melody Nelson
  • Rod Stewart | Every Picture Tells a Story
  • Emerson, Lake, and Palmer | Pictures at an Exhibition
  • Leonard Cohen | Songs of Love and Hate
  • Joni Mitchell | Blue
  • Funkadelic | Maggot Brain
  • Janis Joplin | Pearl
  • Fela Ransome-Kuti and the African ’70 with Ginger Baker | Live!
  • Faces | A Nod is as Good as a Wink… To a Blind Horse
  • Flamin’ Groovies | Teenage Head
  • Gene Clark | White Light
  • John Prine | John Prine
  • Harry Nilsson | Nilsson Schmilsson
  • T. Rex | Electric Warrior
  • David Bowie | Hunky Dory

1972

  • Randy Newman | Sail Away
  • Deep Purple | Machine Head
  • Big Star | No.1 Record
  • Black Sabbath | Black Sabbath Vol 4
  • Steely Dan | Can’t Buy a Thrill
  • Neil Young | Harvest
  • Curtis Mayfield | Superfly
  • Slade | Slayed?
  • Deep Purple | Made in Japan
  • Yes | Close to the Edge
  • Lou Reed | Transformer
  • Hugh Masakela | Home Is Where The Music Is
  • Milton Nascimento and Lo Borges | Clube da Esquina
  • Todd Rundgren | Something/Anything?
  • Nitty Gritty Dirt Band | Will the Circle Be Unbroken
  • Stevie Wonder | Talking Book
  • Stephen Stills | Manassas
  • T.Rex | The Slider
  • David Ackles | American Gothic
  • The Eagles | Eagles
  • Tim Buckley | Greetings from L.A.
  • Nick Drake | Pink Moon
  • Paul Simon | Paul Simon
  • Roxy Music | Roxy Music
  • Alice Cooper | School’s Out
  • The Temptations | All Directions
  • David Bowie | The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars
  • War | The World is a Ghetto
  • Al Green | Let’s Stay Together
  • The Rolling Stones | Exile on Main St.

1973

  • Lynyrd Skynyrd | Pronounced Leh-nerd Skin-nerd
  • Michael Viner’s Incredible Bongo Band | Bongo Rock
  • David Bowie | Aladdin Sane
  • King Crimson | Larks’ Tongues in Aspic
  • Bob Marley and the Wailers | Catch a Fire
  • Hawkwind | Space Ritual
  • John Cale | Paris 1919
  • Can | Future Days
  • Lou Reed | Berlin
  • Genesis | Selling England by the Pound
  • Marvin Gaye | Let’s Get It On
  • John Martyn | Solid Air
  • Roxy Music | For Your Pleasure
  • Faust | Faust IV
  • Herbie Hancock | Headhunters
  • Mott the Hoople | Mott
  • Mike Oldfield | Tubular Bells
  • Todd Rundgren | A Wizard, a True Star
  • Elton John | Goodbye Yellow Brick Road
  • Steely Dan | Countdown to Ecstasy
  • Waylon Jennings | Honky Tonk Heroes
  • Pink Floyd | The Dark Side of the Moon
  • Stevie Wonder | Innervisions
  • ZZ Top | Tres Hombres
  • Paul McCartney and Wings | Band on the Run
  • The Sensational Alex Harvey Band | Next…
  • Alice Cooper | Billion Dollar Babies
  • Iggy Pop and the Stooges | Raw Power
  • The Isley Brothers | 3 + 3
  • New York Dolls | New York Dolls

1974

  • Eno | Here Come the Warm Jets
  • Bad Company | Bad Company
  • Genesis | The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway
  • Shuggie Otis | Inspiration Information
  • Stevie Wonder | Fulfillingness’ First Finale
  • Eric Clapton | 461 Ocean Boulevard
  • Kraftwerk | Autobahn
  • Van Morrison | It’s Too Late to Stop Now
  • Joni Mitchell | Court and Spark
  • Queen | Queen II
  • Roxy Music | Country Life
  • Tangerine Dream | Phaedra
  • Sparks | Kimono My House
  • Supertramp | Crime of the Century
  • Richard and Linda Thompson | I Want to See the Bright Lights Tonight
  • Gil Scott-Heron/Brian Jackson | Winter in America
  • Queen | Sheer Heart Attack
  • 10cc | Sheet Music
  • Neil Young | On the Beach
  • George Jones | The Grand Tour
  • Gene Clark | No Other
  • Steely Dan | Pretzel Logic
  • Randy Newman | Good Old Boys
  • Bob Marley and the Wailers | Natty Dread
  • Robert Wyatt | Rock Bottom
  • Gram Parsons | Grievous Angel

1975

  • Eno | Another Green World
  • The Dictators | Go Girl Crazy!
  • Neu! | Neu!
  • Led Zeppelin | Physical Graffiti
  • Keith Jarrett| The Köln Concert
  • Aerosmith | Toys in the Attic
  • David Bowie | Young Americans
  • Burning Spear | Marcus Garvey
  • Bruce Springsteen | Born to Run
  • Emmylou Harris | Pieces of the Sky
  • Dion | Born to Be With You
  • Joni Mitchell | The Hissing of Summer Lawns
  • Tom Waits | Nighthawks at the Diner
  • R.D. Burman / Bappi Lahiri | Shalimar / College Girl
  • Neil Young | Tonight’s the Night
  • Bob Dylan | Blood on the Tracks
  • Patti Smith | Horses
  • Pink Floyd | Wish You Were Here
  • Queen | A Night at the Opera
  • Willie Nelson | Red Headed Stranger
  • Earth, Wind and Fire | That’s the Way of the World
  • Curtis Mayfield | There’s No Place Like America Today

1976

  • Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers | Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers
  • The Modern Lovers | The Modern Lovers
  • David Bowie | Station to Station
  • Joni Mitchell | Hejira
  • Boston | Boston
  • Eagles | Hotel California
  • Abba | Arrival
  • Kiss | Destroyer
  • Rush | 2112
  • Jorge Ben | Africa/Brasil
  • Joan Armatrading | Joan Armatrading
  • Aerosmith | Rocks
  • Parliament | Mothership Connection
  • The Penguin Cafe Orchestra | Music from the Penguin Cafe
  • Jean Michelle Jarre | Oxygene
  • Ramones | Ramones
  • Fela Kuti and the Afrika ’70 | Zombie
  • Peter Tosh | Legalize It
  • Stevie Wonder | Songs in the Key of Life
  • Peter Frampton | Frampton Comes Alive|

1977

  • Brian Eno | Before and After Science
  • Kraftwerk | Trans-Europe Express
  • Billy Joel | The Stranger
  • Bob Marley and the Wailers | Exodus
  • Electric Light Orchestra | Out of the Blue
  • Weather Report | Heavy Weather
  • Muddy Waters | Hard Again
  • The Stranglers | Rattus Norvegicus
  • The Clash | The Clash
  • David Bowie | Low
  • Steely Dan | Aja
  • Wire | Pink Flag
  • John Martyn | One World
  • Talking Heads | Talking Heads: 77
  • Fleetwood Mac | Rumours
  • David Bowie | “Heroes”
  • Dennis Wilson | Pacific Ocean Blue
  • Suicide | Suicide
  • Iggy Pop | Idiot
  • Peter Gabriel | Peter Gabriel (I)
  • Television | Marquee Moon
  • Meat Loaf | Bat Out of Hell
  • Elvis Costello | My Aim is True
  • Iggy Pop | Lust for Life
  • Ian Dury | New Boots and Panties!!
  • Sex Pistols | Never Mind the Bollocks Here’s the Sex Pistols

1978

  • Pere Ubu | The Modern Dance
  • Kraftwerk | The Man-Machine
  • Blondie | Parallel Lines
  • Elis Regina | Vento de Maio
  • Pere Ubu | Dub Housing
  • The Only Ones | The Only Ones
  • Elvis Costello | This Year’s Model
  • The Jam | All Mod Cons
  • Joe Ely | Honky Tonk Masquerade
  • The Adverts | Crossing the Red Sea with the Adverts
  • Big Sister | Third / Sister Lovers
  • The Residents | Duck Stab / Buster and Glen
  • Public Image Ltd. | Public Image
  • Magazine | Real Life
  • Bruce Springsteen | Darkness on the Edge of Town
  • Funkadelic | One Nation Under a Groove
  • Throbbing Gristle | D.O.A. Third and Final Report
  • Thin Lizzy | Live and Dangerous
  • Talking Heads | More Songs About Buildings and Food
  • Buzzcocks | Another Music in a Different Kitchen
  • Van Halen | Van Halen
  • Willie Cólon and Ruben Bládes | Siembra
  • The Cars | The Cars
  • Devo | Q: Are We Not Men? A: We Are Devo?
  • Dire Straits | Dire Straits
  • The Saints | Eternally Yours
  • Marvin Gaye | Here, My Dear
  • Willie Nelson | Stardust
  • Chic | C’est Chic
  • X-Ray Spex | Germ Free Adolescents
  • Brian Eno | Ambient 1: Music for Airports
  • Siouxsie and the Banshees | The Scream

1979

  • Ac/DC | Highway to Hell
  • Sister Sledge | We Are Family
  • Crusaders | Street Life
  • The Germs | (GI)
  • The B-52’s | The B-52’s
  • Holger Czukay | Movies
  • Police | Regatta de Blanc
  • The Fall | Live at the Witch Trials
  • Talking Heads | Fear of Music
  • Joy Division | Unknown Pleasures
  • Chiq | Risqué
  • The Undertones | The Undertones
  • The Clash | London Calling
  • Japan | Quiet Life
  • Marianne Faithfull | Broken English
  • The Slits | Cut
  • Elvis Costello and the Attractions | Armed Forces
  • Neil Young and Crazy Horse | Rust Never Sleeps
  • Gang of Four | Entertainment!
  • Cheap Trick | At Budokan
  • Fleetwood Mac | Tusk
  • Pink Floyd | The Wall
  • Public Image Ltd. | Metal Box
  • Michael Jackson | Off the Wall
  • The Damned | Machine Gun Etiquette
  • Gary Numan | The Pleasure Principle
  • The Specials | Specials

1980s

1980

  • Adam and the Ants | Kings of the Wild Frontier
  • Dexy’s Midnight Runners | Searching for the Young Soul Rebel
  • AC/DC | Back in Black
  • The Cramps | Songs the Lord Taught Us
  • Dead Kennedys | Fresh Fruit for Rotting Vegetables
  • Peter Gabriel | Peter Gabriel III (a.k.a. Melt)
  • The Soft Boys | Underwater Moonlight
  • The Cure | Seventeen Seconds
  • Echo and the Bunnymen | Crocodiles
  • Motörhead | Ace of Spades
  • Judas Priest | British Steel
  • The Circle Jerks | Group Sex
  • Talking Heads | Remain in Light
  • Joy Division | Closer
  • Iron Maiden | Iron Maiden
  • The Undertones | Hypnotised
  • The Jam | Sound Effects
  • Tom Waits | Heartattack and Vine
  • UB40 | Signing Off
  • The Teardrop Explodes | Kilimanjaro
  • The Specials | More Specials
  • Steve Winwood | Arc of a Diver
  • Pretenders | Pretenders

1981

  • Einstürzende Neubauten | Kollaps
  • Siouxsie and the Banshees | Juju
  • Heaven 17 | Penthouse and Pavement
  • The Go-Gos | Beauty and the Beat
  • Motörhead | No Sleep ’til Hammersmith
  • Soft Cell | Non-Stop Erotic Cabaret
  • Orchestral Maneuvers in the Dark | Architecture and Morality
  • Brian Eno and David Byrne | My Life in the Bush of Ghosts
  • Black Flag | Damaged
  • X – Wild Gift
  • The Psychadelic Furs | Talk, Talk, Talk
  • The Human League | Dare
  • The Gun Club | Fire of Love
  • Bauhaus | Mask
  • Bobby Womack | The Poet
  • Tom Tom Club | Tom Tom Club
  • Rush | Moving Pictures
  • Abba | The Visitors

1982

  • ABC | The Lexicon of Love
  • Prince | 1999
  • Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five | The Message
  • Elvis Costello and the Attractions | Imperial Bedroom
  • The Cure | Pornography
  • Kevin Rowland and Dexy’s Midnight Runners | Too-Rye-Ay
  • Simple Minds | New Gold Dream (81/82/83/84)
  • Madness | The Rise and Fall
  • Donald Fagen | The Nightfly
  • Haircut One Hundred | Pelican West
  • Kate Bush | The Dreaming
  • Orange Juice | Rip It Up
  • Michael Jackson | Thriller
  • The Birthday Party | Junkyard
  • Venom | Black Metal
  • Bruce Springsteen | Nebraska
  • Associates | Silk
  • Iron Maiden | The Number of the Beast
  • Duran Duran | Rio
  • Violent Femmes | Violent Femmes

1983

  • Malcolm McLaren | Duck Rock
  • Def Leppard | Pyromania
  • R.E.M. | Murmur
  • The The | Soul Mining
  • Tom Waits | Swordfishtrombones
  • The Blue Nile | A Walk Across the Rooftops
  • Hanoi Rocks | Back to Mystery City
  • Cyndi Lauper | She’s So Unusual
  • Paul Simon | Hearts and Bones
  • Echo and 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

1984

  • Frankie Goes to Hollywood | Welcome to the Pleasuredome
  • Run-DMC | Run-DMC
  • Sade | Diamond Life
  • Cocteau Twins| Treasure
  • Minor Threat | Out of Step
  • Van Halen | 1984
  • Prince and the Revolution | Purple Rain
  • The Replacements | Let It Be
  • The Style Council | Café Bleu
  • Tina Turner | Private Dancer
  • Echo and the Bunnymen | Ocean Rain
  • Minutemen | Double Nickels on the Dime
  • Lloyd Cole and the Commotions | Rattlesnakes
  • Youssou N’Dour | Immigrés
  • Bruce Springsteen | Born in the USA

1985

  • The Fall | This Nation’s Saving Grace
  • Abdullah Ibrahim | Water from an Ancient Well
  • A-ha | 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
  • Suzanne Vega | Suzanne Vega
  • The Pogues | Rum, Sodomy, and the Lash
  • Kate Bush | Hounds of Love
  • The Smiths | Meat is Murder
  • Tom Waits | Rain Dogs
  • The Jesus & Mary Chain | Psychocandy
  • New Order | Low-Life
  • Simply Red | Picture Book
  • Dexy’s Midnight Runners | Don’t Stand Me Down
  • Scritti Politti | Cupid and Psyche 85

1986

  • Elvis Costello and the Attractions | Blood and Chocolate
  • Afrika Bambaataa and the Soul Sonic Force | Planet Rock – The Album
  • Beastie Boys | Licensed to Ill
  • Metallica | Master of Puppets
  • The The | Infected
  • Nanci Griffith | The Last of the True Believers
  • Billy Bragg | Talking with the Taxman About Poetry
  • Talk Talk | The Colour of Spring
  • Megadeath | Peace Sells… But Who’s Buying?
  • Bon Jovi | Slippery When Wet
  • Sonic Youth | Evol
  • Slayer | Reign in Blood
  • Throwing Muses | Throwing Muses
  • Paul Simon | Graceland
  • Run-DMC | Raising Hell
  • XTC | Skylarking
  • Steve Earle | Guitar Town
  • Bad Brains | I Against I
  • Anita Baker | Rapture
  • The Smiths | The Queen is Dead
  • Peter Gabriel | So

1987

  • Anthrax | Among the Living
  • Dinosaur Jr. | You’re Living All Over Me
  • Dolly PArton, 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
  • The Sisters of Mercy | Floodland
  • George Michael | Faith
  • Hüsker Dü | Warehouse: Songs and Stories
  • Butthole Surfers | Locust Abortion Technician
  • Astor Piazolla and Gary Burton | The New Tango
  • The Smiths | “Strangeways, Here We Come”
  • Guns N’ Roses | Appetite for Destruction
  • The Jesus and Mary Chain | Darklands
  • Ladysmith Black Mambazo | Shaka Zulu
  • Laibach | Opus Dei
  • Napalm Death | Scum
  • Sonic Youth | Sister
  • The Triffids | Calenture
  • Michael Jackson | Bad
  • Pet Shop Boys | Actually
  • U2 | Joshua Tree
  • Terence Trent D’Arby | Introducing the Hardline According to Terence Trent D’Arby

1988

  • the Pogues | If I Should Fall from Grace with God
  • Leonard Cohen | I’m Your Man
  • The Waterboys | Fisherman’s Blues
  • Fishbone | Truth and Soul
  • Everything But The Girl | Idlewild
  • Mudhoney | Superfuzz Bigmuff
  • R.E.M. | Green
  • Happy Mondays | Bummed
  • The Go-Betweens | 16 Lovers Lane
  • Cowboy Junkies | The Trinity Session
  • Tracy Chapman | Tracy Chapman
  • My Bloody Valentine | Isn’t Anything
  • Pixies | Surfer Rosa
  • Metallica | … and Justice for All
  • Dinosaur Jr. | Bug
  • Dagmar Kraus | Tank Battles
  • K.D. Lang | Shadowland
  • American Music Club | California
  • Morrisey | “Viva Hate”
  • Sonic Youth | Daydream Nation
  • The Sugarcubes| Life’s Too Good
  • Dwight Yoakam | Buenas Noches from a Lonely Room
  • Jane’s Addiction | Nothing’s Shocking
  • Public Enemy | It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back

1989

  • Faith No More | The Real Thing
  • Lenny Kravitz | Let Love Rule
  • John Lee Hooker | 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
  • The Young Gods | L’Eau Rouge
  • John Zorn | Spy vs. Spy – The Music of Ornette Coleman
  • The Stone Roses | The Stone Roses
  • Neneh Cherry | Raw Like Sushi
  • Baaba Maal and Mansour Seck | Djam Leelii
  • Kate Bush | The Sensual World
  • The Cure | Disintegration
  • 808 State | 808: 90
  • Coldcut | What’s That Noise?
  • Barry Adamson | Moss Side Story
  • Aerosmith | Pump
  • Pixies | Doolittle
  • Bonnie Raitt | Nick of Time
  • Fugazi | Repeater
  • Soul II Soul | Club Classics Vol. 1
  • De La Soul | 3 Feet High and Rising
  • Janet Jackson | Rhythm Nation 1814
  • Jungle Brothers | Done By the Forces of Nature
  • N.W.A. | Straight Outta Compton

1990s

1990

  • Cocteau Twins | Heaven or Las Vegas
  • The Shamen | En-Tact
  • Deee-Lite | World Clique
  • The La’s | The La’s
  • The Black Crowes | Shake Your Money Maker
  • Depeche Mode | Violator
  • Pixies | Bossanova
  • Megadeath | Rust in Peace
  • Digital Underground | Sex Packets
  • Pet Shop Boys | Behaviour
  • Happy Mondays | Pills’N’Thrills and Bellyaches
  • George Michael | Listen Without Prejudice Vol. 1
  • Neil Young and Crazy Horse | 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
  • Sinéad O’Connor | I Do Not Want What I Haven’t Got
  • A Tribe Called Quest | People’s Instinctive Travels and the Paths of Rhythm
  • Sonic Youth | Goo
  • Ride | Nowhere

1991

  • My Bloody Valentine | Loveless
  • Nirvana | Nevermind
  • Crowded House | Woodface
  • Cypress Hill | Cypress Hill
  • Julian Cope | Peggy Suicide
  • Gang Starr | Step in the Arena
  • MC Solaar | Qui Sème le Vent Récolte le Tempo
  • Jah Wobble’s Invaders of the Heart | Rising Above Bedlam
  • Red Hot Chili Peppers | Blood Sugar Sex Magik
  • Ice-T | OG Original Gangster
  • Mudhoney | Every Good Boy Deserves Fudge
  • Public Enemy | Apocalypse 91… The Enemy Strikes Back
  • A Tribe Called Quest | The Low End Theory
  • Pearl Jam | Ten
  • Saints 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

1992

  • Pavement | Slanted and Enchanted
  • Aphex Twin | Selected Ambient Works 85-92
  • Arrested Development | 3 Years, 5 Months and 2 Days in the Life Of…
  • Koffi Olomidá | Haut de Gamme – Koweït, Rive Gauche
  • Morrisey | “Your Arsenal”
  • Baaba Maal | Lam Toro
  • Lemonheads | It’s a Shame About Ray
  • Rage Against the Machine | Rage Against the Machine
  • The Disposable Heroes of Hiphoprisy | Hypocrisy is the Greatest Luxury
  • K.D. Lang | Ingénue
  • Dr. Dre | The Chronic
  • R.E.M. | Automatic for the People
  • The Pharcyde | Bizarre Ride II The Pharcyde
  • Spiritualized | Lazer Guided Melodies
  • Sugar | Copper Blue
  • Tom Waits | Bone Machine
  • Sonic Youth | Dirty
  • Stereo MCs | Connected
  • Ministry | Psalm 69
  • Tori Amos | Little Earthquakes
  • Ice Cube | The Predator
  • Pantera | Vulgar Display of Power
  • Alice in Chains | Dirt
  • Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds | Henry’s Dream
  • Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan and Party | Devotional Songs
  • P.J. Harvey | Dry

1993

  • Suede | Suede
  • Paul Weller | Wild Wood
  • The Smashing Pumpkins | Siamese Dream
  • Auteurs | New Wave
  • Liz Phair | Exile in Guyville
  • The Afghan Whigs | Gentlemen
  • Aimee Mann | “Whatever”
  • Grant Lee Buffalo | Fuzzy
  • Nirvana | In Utero
  • Jamiroquai | Emergency on Planet Earth
  • Pet Shop Boys | Very
  • P.J. Harvey | Rid of Me
  • Blur | Modern Life is Rubbish
  • Sheryl Crow | Tuesday Night Music Club
  • The Fall | The Infotainment Scan
  • Wu-Tang Clan | Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers)
  • Björk | Debut
  • Orbital | Orbital II
  • Snoop Doggy Dogg | Doggystyle
  • Sebadoh | Bubble and Scrape
  • The Boo Radleys | Giant Steps
  • William Orbit | Strange Cargo III

1994

  • Method Man | Tical
  • Frank Black | 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
  • The Sabres of Paradise | Haunted Dancehall
  • Nas | Illmatic
  • Beastie Boys | Ill Communication
  • Elvis Costello | Brutal Youth
  • Morrisey | Vauxhall and I
  • TLC | CrazySexyCool
  • Oasis | Definitely Maybe
  • Soundgarden | Superunknown
  • The Offspring | Smash
  • Drive Like Jehu | Yank Crime
  • Blur | Parklife
  • G. Love and Special Sauce | G. Love and Special Sauce
  • Ali Farka Touré with Ry Cooder | Talking Timbuktu
  • Hole | Live Through This
  • Massive Attack | Protection
  • Manic Street Preachers | The Holy Bible
  • Suede | Dog Man Star
  • The Notorious B.I.G. | Ready to Die
  • Jeff Buckley | Grace
  • Orbital | Snivilisation
  • Nirvana | MTV Unplugged in New York
  • Nine Inch Nails | The Downward Spiral
  • The Prodigy | Music for the Jilted Generation
  • Green Day | Dookie

1995

  • Foo Fighters | Foo Fighters
  • Garbage | Garbage
  • Nightmares on Wax | Smokers Delight
  • Tricky | Maxinquaye
  • Rackwon | Only Built 4 Cuban Linx
  • The Smashing Pumpkins | Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness
  • Rocket from the Crypt | Scream, Dracula, Scream!
  • The Chemical Brothers | Exit Planet Dust
  • Tupac | Me Against the World
  • Elastica | Elastica
  • Supergrass | I Should Coco
  • Radiohead | The Bends
  • Guided by Voices | Alien Lanes
  • Femi Kuti | Femi Kuti
  • The Verve | A Northern Soul
  • Genius/GZA | Liquid Swords
  • Leftfield | Leftfield
  • D’Angelo | Brown Sugar
  • Oasis | (What’s the Story) Morning Glory?
  • Goldie | Timeless
  • Alanis Morissette | Jagged Little Pill

1996

  • 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 and Sebastian | “Tigermilk”
  • DJ Shadow | Endtroducing…
  • Eels | Beautiful Freak
  • The Divine Comedy | Casanova
  • Fiona Apple | Tidal
  • Wilco | Being There
  • Sepultura | Roots
  • Barry Adamson | Oedipus Schmoedipus
  • Fun Lovin’ Criminals | Come Find Yourself
  • Maxwell | Maxwell’s Urban Hang Suite
  • The Charlatans | Tellin’ Stories
  • Manic Street Preachers | Everything Must Go
  • Everything But The Girl | Walking Wounded
  • Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds | Murder Ballads
  • L.T.J. Bukem | Logical Progression
  • Underworld | Second Toughest in the Infants
  • The Cardigans | First Band on the Moon
  • Marilyn Manson | Antichrist Superstar
  • Fugees | The Score
  • Ash | 1977
  • Belle and Sebastian | If You’re Feeling Sinister

1997

  • Blur | Blur
  • Radiohead | OK Computer
  • Finley Quayle | Maverick a Strike
  • Missy Misdemeanor Elliott | Supa Dupa Fly
  • The Chemical Brothers | Dig Your Own Hole
  • Primal Scream | Vanishing Point
  • Robert Wyatt | Shleep
  • David Holmes | Let’s Get Killed
  • Sleater-Kinney | Dig Me Out
  • Prodigy | The Fat of the Land
  • Buena Vista Social Club | Buena Vista Social Club
  • Nick Cave and 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
  • Robbie Williams | Life Thru A Lens
  • Mariah Carey | Butterfly
  • Supergrass | In It for the Money
  • Bob Dylan | Time Out of Mind
  • Roni Size/Reprazent | New Forms
  • Elliott Smith | Either/Or
  • The Verve | Urban Hymns
  • Spiritualized | Ladies and Gentlemen, We are Floating in Space
  • The Dandy Warhols | The Dandy Warhols Come Down

1998

  • Bob Dylan | Live 1966
  • Manu Chao | Clandestino
  • Billy Bragg and Wilco | Mermaid Avenue
  • Turbonegro | Apocalypse Dudes
  • Fat Boy Slim | You’ve Come a Long Way, Baby
  • David Gray | White Ladder
  • Lucinda Williams | Car Wheels on a Gravel Road
  • Pulp | This is Hardcore
  • Madonna | Ray of Light
  • Lauryn Hill | 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
  • Talvin Singh | OK
  • Korn | Follow the Leader

1999

  • Khaled | 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
  • Beth Orton | Central Reservation
  • Nitin Sawney | Beyond Skin
  • Death in Vegas | The Contino Sessions
  • Moby | Play
  • The Flaming Lips | The Soft Bulletin
  • Les Rythmes Digitales | Darkdancer
  • Le Tigre | Le Tigre
  • Eminem | The Slim Shady LP
  • Britney Spears | … Baby One More Time
  • Metallica | S&M
  • Bonnie “Prince” Billy | I See a Darkness
  • Shack | H.M.S. Fable
  • Basement Jaxx | Remedy
  • Red Hot Chili Peppers | Californication
  • Sigur Rós | Agætis Byrjun

2000s

2000

  • Doves | Lost Souls
  • Air | The Virgin Suicides
  • Ryan Adams | Heartbreaker
  • Bebel Gilberto | Tanto Tempo
  • M.J. Cole | Sincere
  • Emmylou Harris | Red Dirt Girl
  • Limp Bizkit | Chocolate Starfish and Hot Dog Flavored Water
  • Radiohead | Kid A
  • U2 | All That You Can’t Leave Behind
  • Linkin Park | Hybrid Theory
  • Elliott Smith | Figure 8
  • Badly Drawn Boy | The Hour of the Bewilderbeast
  • P.J. Harvey | Stories from the City, Stories from the Sea
  • Erykah Badu | Mama’s Gun
  • Coldplay | Parachutes
  • Common | Like Water for Chocolate
  • Mike Ladd | Welcome to the Afterfuture
  • Red Snapper | Our Aim is to Satisfy
  • Eminem | The Marshall Mathers LP
  • Goldfrapp | Felt Mountain
  • Giant Sand | Chore of Enchantment
  • Lambchop | Nixon
  • Ute Lemper | Punishing Kiss
  • Madonna | Music
  • The Avalanches | Since I Left You
  • Outkast | Stankonia

2001

  • Radiohead | Amnesiac
  • Silver Jews | Bright Flight
  • Björk | Vespertine
  • Gorillaz | Gorillaz
  • Ryan Adams | Gold
  • Destiny’s Child | Survivor
  • The Strokes | Is This It?
  • Gillian Welch | Time (The Revelator)
  • Gotan Project | La Revancha del Tango
  • The White Stripes | White Blood Cells
  • The Beta Band | Hot Shoes II
  • Jay-Z | The Blueprint
  • Röyksopp | Melody A.M.
  • Drive-By Truckers | Southern Rock Opera
  • Super Furry Animals | Rings Around the World

2002

  • Jurassic 5 | Power in Numbers
  • Wilco | Yankee Hotel Foxtrot
  • Ms Dynamite | A Little Deeper
  • The Bees | Sunshine Hit Me
  • Norah Jones | Come Away With Me
  • Coldplay | A Rush of Blood to the Head
  • The Coral | The Coral
  • Johnny Cash | American IV: The Man Comes Around
  • The Flaming Lips | Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots
  • Doves | The Last Broadcast
  • Missy Elliott | Under Construction
  • Bruce Springsteen | The Rising
  • Beck | Sea Change
  • The Roots | Phrenology

2003

  • Yeah Yeah Yeahs | Forever to Tell
  • The White Stripes | Elephant
  • Rufus Wainwright | Want One
  • Outkast | Speakerboxx/The Love Below
  • Dizzee Rascal | Boy in Da Corner
  • The Mars Volta | De-loused in the Comatorium
  • Lightning Bolt | Wonderful Rainbow

2004

  • Morissey | You Are the Quarry
  • Björk | Medūla
  • Mylo | Destroy Rock and Roll
  • Scissor Sisters | Scissor Sisters
  • The Icarus Line | Penance Soirée
  • Arcade Fire | Funeral
  • Devendra Banhart | Rejoicing in the Hands
  • Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds | Abattoir Blues/The Lyre of Orpheus
  • Franz Ferdinand | Franz Ferdinand
  • Kanye West | The College Dropout
  • Cee-Lo Green | Cee-Lo Green… Is the Soul Machine
  • TV on the Radio | Desperate Youths, Blood Thirsty Babes
  • Liars | They Were Wrong, So We Drowned
  • The Streets | A Grand Don’t Come For Free
  • Rufus Wainwright | Want Two
  • The Killers | Hot Fuss
  • Ozomatli | Street Signs
  • Green Day | American Idiot

2005

  • Common | Be
  • Richard Hawley | Coles Corner
  • Antony and the Johnsons | I Am A Bird Now
  • Sufjan Stevens | Come on Feel the Illinoise

2006

  • Ali Farke Touré | Savane
  • Muse | Black Holes & Revelations
  • Arctic Monkeys | Whatever People Say I Am, That’s What I’m Not
  • Amy Winehouse | Back to Black
  • Lupe Fiasco | Food & Liquor
  • Ghostface Killa | Fishscale
  • Christina Aguilera | Back to Basics
  • Joanna Newson | Ys

2007

  • Arcade Fire | Neon Bible
  • The Good, the Bad & the Queen | The Good, the Bad & the Queen
  • LCD Soundsystem | Sound of Silver
  • Radiohead | In Rainbows
  • M.I.A. | Kala
  • Justice | Cross
  • Klaxons | Myths of the Near Future