Your top 50 albnums of all time

DB_CooperDB_Cooper Manhatin' 7,823 Posts
edited May 2018 in Music Talk
I put this together in a half-hour in reponse to a friend's terrible, terrible, truly awful top ten list on Facebook. Post your own, or just rip mine apart, if you like. I included no comps, and limited each artist to a maximum of two albums.

A Tribe Called Quest - The Low End Theory
Beastie Boys - Check Your Head
Beastie Boys - Ill Communication
Beck - Odelay
Black Sabbath - Paranoid
Brian Eno - Here Come the Warm Jets
Can - Ege Bamyasi
Can - Future Days
Creedence Clearwater Revival - Willy and the Poor Boys
Cypress Hill - S/T
David Bowie - The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars
Edan - Beauty and the Beat
Elvis Costello - My Aim Is True
Guns N' Roses - Appetite for Destruction
Iggy and the Stooges - Raw Power
Ike Turner and Kings of Rhythym - A Black Man's Soul
James Brown - Black Caesar
James Brown - Live at the Apollo
LCD Soundsystem - S/T
Led Zeppelin - Houses of the Holy
Led Zeppelin - Physical Graffiti
Love - Forever Changes
Main Source - Breaking Atoms
Marvin Gaye - What's Going On?
Mclusky - Mclusky Do Dallas
MF Doom - Operation: Doomsday
Modern Lovers - S/T
Motley Crue - Dr. Feelgood
Mulatu Atatke - Mulatu of Ethiopia
Nas - Illmatic
Pixies - Doolittle
Pixies - Surfer Rosa
Rocket From the Tombs - The Day the Earth Met Rocket From the Tombs
Sly and the Family Stone - Stand!
Sly and the Family Stone - Dance to the Music
Soundgarden - Badmotorfinger
Soundgarden - Superunknown
Television - Marquee Moon
The Chocolate Watchband - The Inner Mystique
The Clash - London Calling
The Left Banke - Walk Away Renee/Pretty Ballerina
The Ramones - Rocket to Russia
The Rolling Stones - Between the Buttons
The Rolling Stones - Let It Bleed
The Stooges - Fun House
The Velvet Underground - Loaded
The Velvet Underground and Nico - S/T
The Zombies - Odyssey and Oracle
Ultramagnetic MC's - Critical Beatdown
Wu-Tang Clan - Enter the Wu-Tang: 36 Chambers
TAGGED:
«13

  Comments


  • Bon VivantBon Vivant The Eye of the Storm 2,018 Posts
    I don't have any albnums.

  • parallaxparallax no-style-having mf'er 1,266 Posts
    Tough to do from a phone, but I'll take a crack at this next time I'm on the LT.

    Nice list, btw!

  • DB_CooperDB_Cooper Manhatin' 7,823 Posts
    Bon Vivant said:
    I don't have any albnums.

    Ha! I'm pissed they never released Mclusky Do Dallas on vinyl.

    I will also accept a list of your top 50 rackords or vynils.

  • HarveyCanalHarveyCanal "a distraction from my main thesis." 13,234 Posts
    Did this quick, so surely I'm missing things. I stuck to one album per artist...

    DB_Cooper said:


    A Tribe Called Quest - The Low End Theory
    Beastie Boys - Paul's Boutique (instead of Check Your Head or Ill Communication)
    Black Sabbath - Master of Reality (instead of Paranoid)
    Guns N' Roses - Appetite for Destruction
    James Brown - Black Caesar
    Led Zeppelin - III (instead of Houses of the Holy or Physical Graffiti)
    Marvin Gaye - What's Going On?
    Nas - Illmatic
    Pixies - Surfer Rosa
    Sly and the Family Stone - Fresh (instead of Stand! or Dance to the Music)
    Soundgarden - Badmotorfinger
    The Clash - London Calling
    The Rolling Stones - Let It Bleed
    Wu-Tang Clan - Enter the Wu-Tang: 36 Chambers

    Dr. Dre - The Chronic
    Joe Jackson - Look Sharp
    Bob Marley - Natty Dread
    Jimi Hendrix Experience - Axis: Bold As Love
    The Beatles - Rubber Soul
    Pink Floyd - Wish You Were Here
    Parliament - Motor Booty Affair
    Nirvana - Bleach
    Screaming Trees - Buzz Factory
    Pavement - Slanted and Enchanted
    My Bloody Valentine - Loveless
    Portishead - Dummy
    Van Halen - Van Halen
    Sonic Youth - Daydream Nation
    EPMD - Strictly Business
    Al Green - I'm Still in Love with You
    John Coltrane - A Love Supreme
    Minutemen - Double Nickels on a Dime
    De La Soul - 3 Feet High and Rising
    Thin Lizzy - Jailbreak
    Grateful Dead - American Beauty
    Fishbone - Truth and Soul
    Cymande - Cymande
    Stevie Wonder - Inner Visions
    Mac Mall - Illegal Business
    JT tha Bigga Figga - Playaz N tha Game
    UGK - Ridin Dirty
    Ice Cube - Amerikkka's Most Wanted
    Cheap Trick - Cheap Trick
    Smashing Pumpkins - Gish
    Sade - Love Deluxe
    The Replacements - Hootenanny
    Shuggie Otis - Inspiration Information
    Mudhoney - Mudhoney
    Red Hot Chili Peppers - Bloodsugarsexmajic
    The Meters - Fire on the Bayou

  • DB_CooperDB_Cooper Manhatin' 7,823 Posts
    HarveyCanal said:

    Bob Marley
    Jimi Hendrix Experience
    The Beatles
    EPMD
    Minutemen
    Thin Lizzy

    All of these just missed the cut for me.

  • HarveyCanalHarveyCanal "a distraction from my main thesis." 13,234 Posts
    I tried to include Kendrick Lamar's album, but I just had to replace it with:

    The Replacements.

    A couple other albums from high school are sorely missing as well: The Cult - Love and TSOL - Change Today.

    But whatever, I now gotta walk away from my list.

  • skelskel You can't cheat karma 5,028 Posts
    No Kinks on the DB list?

    Colour me shook

  • DB_CooperDB_Cooper Manhatin' 7,823 Posts
    skel said:
    No Kinks on the DB list?

    Colour me shook

    They're one of my favorite bands, but they never put out a seminal album, in my opinion. Folks touting Village Green are grasping at straws because they so desperately want there to be one "THE ALBUM" by the Kinks, but the truth is, I listen to the Ultimate Kinks Collection more often than any single album.

  • DJ_EnkiDJ_Enki 6,471 Posts
    Wow, this is gonna be tough. OK, straight off the top of the dome (meaning I'm sure I'll leave off some obvious ones and feel stupid about it later) and in no particular order:

    PE -- Nation of Millions
    Ice Cube -- Death Certificate
    Ice Cube -- AmeriKKKa's Most Wanted
    Main Source -- Breaking Atoms
    Gang Starr -- Daily Operation
    Gang Starr -- Step in the Arena
    Cypress Hill -- Cypress Hill
    EPMD -- Business as Usual
    De La Soul -- Buhloone Mind State
    De La Soul -- De La Soul Is Dead
    The Meters -- Look Ka Py Py
    The Meters -- The Meters
    Ramsey Lewis -- Maiden Voyage
    Kool G Rap -- Wanted: Dead or Alive
    The Beatnuts -- The Beatnuts
    Pete Rock & CL Smooth -- Mecca and the Soul Brother
    Beastie Boys -- Paul's Boutique
    Del the Funky Homosapien -- No Need for Alarm
    Casual -- Fear Itself
    James Brown -- The Payback
    James Brown -- Jungle Groove
    Scarface -- Mr. Scarface Is Back
    Geto Boys -- We Can't Be Stopped
    The D.O.C. -- No One Can Do It Better
    NWA -- Straight Outta Compton
    Dr. Dre -- The Chronic
    Digital Underground -- Sex Packets
    Digital Underground -- Sons of the P
    Steady B -- Let the Hustlers Play
    Tuff Crew -- Back to Wreck Shop
    Eric B & Rakim -- Let the Rhythm Hit 'Em
    A Tribe Called Quest -- The Low End Theory
    A Tribe Called Quest -- Midnight Marauders
    Metallica -- Ride the Lightning
    Liz Phair -- Whip-Smart
    Parliament -- Funkentelechy vs. the Placebo Syndrome
    BT Express -- Do It Til You're Satisfied
    Cymande -- Cymande
    Roy Ayers -- Red, Black, and Green
    Super Lover Cee & Casanova Rud -- Girls I Got 'Em Locked
    Violent Femmes -- Violent Femmes
    LL Cool J -- Mama Said Knock You Out
    The JBs -- Doing it to Death
    BDP -- Sex & Violence
    KRS-One -- Return of the Boom Bap
    Donald Austin -- Crazy Legs
    Common Sense -- Resurrection
    Run-DMC -- Raising Hell
    X-Clan -- To the East Blackwards
    The Pharcyde -- Bizarre Ride II the Pharcyde

  • DB_CooperDB_Cooper Manhatin' 7,823 Posts
    DJ_Enki said:
    X-Clan -- To the East Blackwards

    VAINGLORIOUS



    vain??glo??ri??ous (vn-gl??r-s, -glr-)
    adj.
    1. Characterized by or exhibiting excessive vanity; boastful.

  • LaserWolfLaserWolf Portland Oregon 11,518 Posts
    I don't think I could do a top 50.
    If I did 2 records that never get mentioned I would include are:
    Test Dept with the South Wales Striking Miners Choir
    Lily Tchiumba Angola.

  • batmonbatmon 27,574 Posts
    rite now.....

    Off The Wall ??? Michael Jackson
    Penicillin on Wax ??? Tim Dog
    Critical BeatDown ??? UltraMagnetic MC???s
    Crazy Noise ??? Stezo
    The Funky Technician ??? Lord Finesse & DJ Mike Smooth
    Get It Together ??? The Jackson 5
    Let???s Get It On - Marvin Gaye
    Promise - Sade
    The World According To???.- Terrence Trent D???Arby
    The Urban Hang Suite ??? Maxwell

    Around The World In A Day ??? Prince & The Revolution
    Back To Tha House - Lo-Key?
    The Headhunters ??? Herbie Hancock
    Graham Central Station ??? Graham Central Station
    Peoples Instinctive Travel and the Paths of Rhythm ??? ATCQ
    Showdown ??? Albert Collins,Robert Cray, & Johnny Copeland
    Superfly ??? Curtis Mayfield
    Electric Ladyland ??? The Jimi Hendrix Experience
    Word Power ??? Divine Styler featuring The Scheme Team
    DJ Quik ??? Rhythm-Al-Ism

    First Come First Served - Dr. Dooom
    Gratitude ??? Earth, Wind & Fire
    Connected ??? The Family Stand
    Composite Truth ??? Mandrill
    Take A Look Around ??? MasteRace
    Living Like Hustlers - Above The Law
    Wall to Wall ??? Rene & Angela
    Caught Up ??? Millie Jackson
    Living All Alone ??? Phyllis Hyman
    Natalie Live ??? Natalie Cole

    Angel ??? The Ohio Players
    The Majesty of The Blues ??? Wynton Marsalis
    Too Hot To Stop - The Bar-Kays
    Tracy Chapman ??? Tracy Chapman
    Straight Out The Jungle ??? The Jungle Brothers
    TP-2.COM ??? R.Kelly
    Muddy Waters ??? Redman
    That Nigger???s Crazy ??? Richard Pryor
    Strong Persuader ??? Robert Cray
    Playgrounds ??? The Children of Zoom

    Mr. Scarface Is Back - Scarface
    The Good, The Bad, The Ugly - Mob Style
    Stand - Sly & The Family Stone
    Amazing Grace - Aretha Franklin
    Shaft - Issac Hayes
    Brother, Brother, Brother - The Isley Brothers
    Yo Bum Rush The Show - Public Enemy
    Kut Klose - Kut Klose
    The Man Machine - Kraftwerk
    Futureworld - Trans Am

  • LaserWolfLaserWolf Portland Oregon 11,518 Posts
    Surprised to see the Robert Cray's. I'm a fan from way back.
    There is a Japanese P-Vine lp with nice early stuff and stuff with Floyd Dixon.
    The Phone Booth album might be better than the 2 you listed.

    Albert Collins has many lps better than Showdown. You might like the Imperial stuff.

    Johnny Copeland also has nice stuff from before Showdown.

    Here is one you might like by Frankie Lee from about the same time and groove as what you are listening to.

  • batmonbatmon 27,574 Posts
    LaserWolf said:
    Surprised to see the Robert Cray's. I'm a fan from way back.
    There is a Japanese P-Vine lp with nice early stuff and stuff with Floyd Dixon.
    The Phone Booth album might be better than the 2 you listed.

    Albert Collins has many lps better than Showdown. You might like the Imperial stuff.

    Johnny Copeland also has nice stuff from before Showdown.

    Here is one you might like by Frankie Lee from about the same time and groove as what you are listening to.

    Showdown has a nice balance of different vocals and guitars. Its a group effort.

    And its mid 80's past the older dudes "prime", so im sure both of them have better banger ALBNUMS.

  • yuichiyuichi Urban sprawl 11,318 Posts
    batmon said:
    rite now.....

    The Headhunters ??? Herbie Hancock
    I Don't know exactly what it is about Man-Child, but that is my favorite Herbie fusion era record. Headhunters was of course the first one i heard.

    Caught Up ??? Millie Jackson
    Listened to this front to back when I was like 23 or 4, and thought "damn, that was a great album". I don't know where my copy went. Need to get that back

    Brother, Brother, Brother - The Isley Brothers
    Another good one front to back. I think it was Hcrink that hipped me to this one on one of the boards.

    Pretty impressed, yall can come up with 50 or close to that though. I know I'm not the only one that was thinking about a "NOT SS 100, but in MY top 100 mindgarden". This is a great start.

  • batmonbatmon 27,574 Posts
    yuichi said:
    batmon said:
    rite now.....

    The Headhunters ??? Herbie Hancock
    I Don't know exactly what it is about Man-Child, but that is my favorite Herbie fusion era record. Headhunters was of course the first one i heard.

    Caught Up ??? Millie Jackson
    Listened to this front to back when I was like 23 or 4, and thought "damn, that was a great album". I don't know where my copy went. Need to get that back

    Brother, Brother, Brother - The Isley Brothers
    Another good one front to back. I think it was Hcrink that hipped me to this one on one of the boards.

    Pretty impressed, yall can come up with 50 or close to that though. I know I'm not the only one that was thinking about a "NOT SS 100, but in MY top 100 mindgarden". This is a great start.

    Im looking forward to yo list.

  • Bon VivantBon Vivant The Eye of the Storm 2,018 Posts
    DB_Cooper said:
    DJ_Enki said:
    X-Clan -- To the East Blackwards

    VAINGLORIOUS



    vain??glo??ri??ous (vn-gl??r-s, -glr-)
    adj.
    1. Characterized by or exhibiting excessive vanity; boastful.

    With a KEY! Sisssyyyyyyyyyyyyyy.

  • LaserWolfLaserWolf Portland Oregon 11,518 Posts
    Listening to this right now. Top 50 for sure.

  • RockadelicRockadelic Out Digging 13,993 Posts
    Robert Cray is to the Blues what Olive Garden is to Italian Cuisine

  • HorseleechHorseleech 3,830 Posts
    Making these lists makes my brain hurt (even more than usual), but looking at the Strut top 100, there are maybe 6-7 that would make my top 50.

  • LaserWolfLaserWolf Portland Oregon 11,518 Posts
    Rockadelic said:
    Robert Cray is to the Blues what Olive Garden is to Italian Cuisine

    Cray gets a bad rap for a number of reasons. One, his voice is smooth and soulful, not gruff and raw the way many people like their blues. Two, he rarely plays shuffles. Three, his seminal catalog is from the 80s, which means lots of compression and a production slickness. Four, ballads, lots of ballads.

    Last time I saw him was a few years ago at the Waterfront Blues Festival. After days of flashy guitar players shredding he did a show closing set of nothing but ballads.
    I saw him many, many times before he hit it big. Down and dirty in smokey clubs, but still no shuffles.
    He is a great, understated guitarist, I have seen him play behind John Lee Hooker, Jr Wells and Buddy Guy and many others.

    I understand why people think he is blues lite, but they are wrong.
    Here is an example of why so many people hate him, and why I think he is great.


  • in no particular order:

    1. Wolfgang Dauner???s Et Cetera ??? ???Live???
    2. Allen Toussaint ??? ???Southern Nights???
    3. Bill Withers: ???+Justments???
    4. Steve Kuhn - "S/T" on Cobblestone
    5. Jorge Ben ??? ???Africa-Brasil???
    6. Earth Wind and Fire ??? ???S/T???
    7. Brian Auger ??? ???Second Wind???: although this album has numerous and serious deficiencies (like god awful lyrics and questionable lead guitar work) I love it anyways. robbie mcintosh murders the drum kit.
    8. Sonic Youth ??? ???Sister???: but Daydream is a close second.
    9. Steely Dan ???Gaucho???:
    10. Embryo: ???Rocksession???
    11. Freddie Hubbard ??? ???Red Clay???: although First Light follows not that far behind). So what if it is CTI.
    12. Steel Pulse ??????True Democracy???
    13. Michael Franks ???the Art of Tea???
    14. Sly Stone ???Fresh: this was discussed recently and I decided to revisit. It edges out ???Riot??? for me based on the production and drums alone.
    15. Max Roach - "Members Don't Git Weary"
    16. Pat Martino ??? ???Desperado???: my favourite prestige record and pat is in his toppest form
    17. McDonald and Giles
    18. Bob Seger ??? ???Ramblin Gamblin Man???: It took a lot of prodding by fellow strutteurs to get me to even Czech this out. I just thought of him as being the dude who sang the refrain ???like a rock??? in those older ford ads. I now make it a habit of picking up a copy every time I come across a cheap one just so I can give it to friends.
    19. Lenny Breau and Chet Atkins- ???Standard Brands???
    20. Cortijo and His Time Machine ??? Strutteur recommended and hooked this up some years ago and I just love the bugged out, electronic vibe. Sui Generis.
    21. Isley Brothers ??? ???Go for Your Guns???
    22. Fugazi ??? ???Repeater???
    23. Bemibem
    24. Sergio Mendes ??? ???Stillness???
    25. Bruce Cockburn ??? ???Humans???: the best of his 80???s travelogue, inner city Toronto sound. If you don???t know this record, pick it up for a dollar or two.
    26. Gil Scott-Heron ??? ???Real Eyes???, but I dig everything from his Arista period. ???combinations??? is my favourite GSH track, I think.
    27. Minnie Ripperton ??? ???Adventures in Paradise???
    28. Oliver Nelson ??? ???Stolen Moments???
    29. Johnny Hammond ??? ???Gears???: was trying to think of my favourite mizell bros record and this might be it. I know it???s another WoF 95 pick but hey, I???m a little dude.
    30. Jeff Beck ??? ???Blow by Blow???
    31. Ahmad Jamal ??? ???The Awakening??? or ???Jamal Plays Jamal???
    32. Mandrill ??? ???Just Outside of Town???
    33. Leon Thomas ??? ???Blues and the Soulful Truth???. Is it racist to love a ???China Doll????
    34. Frank Foster ??? ???The Loud Minority???: my favourite Mainstream release.
    35. Joni Mitchell- ???Heijra???
    36. Talking Heads ??? ???Remain in Light???: not sure how this missed the soulstrut 100.
    37. Parliament ??? ???Funkentelechy???: edges out ???Mothership Connection??? by a nose (d???void of funk)
    38. Catalyst ??? ???Perception??? ??? although I think all of their albums are worth seeking out, there is something even extra special about this one, it may be the addition of doc pat Gleeson (who does a much better job than he did on those herbie albums)
    39. Fela ??? ???Shakara???
    40. Curtis Mayfield ??? ???Back to the World???
    41. Leonard Cohen: ???I???m You???re Man???
    42. .Piano Choir ??? ???Handscapes 2???: I enjoy ???summit??? or ???conclave??? jazz albums but instead of being a cutting contest, these dudes really listening to each other closely and playing real real nice. check out ???power of a smile??? or ???Barbara ann???. too bad the first volume was recorded so poorly.
    43. John Coltrane ??? ???Coltrane??? (the blue one on impulse): I like all his stuff until the mid to late 60???s free period but this is the one for me. ???Soul Eyes??? was a gateway drug.
    44. James Brown ??? ???Payback???
    45. Annette Peacock ??? ???Perfect Release???: another mindgarten pick
    46. Jimi Hendrix ??? ???Band of Gypsies???
    47. Stooges- ???Fun House???
    48. Marvin Gaye ??? ???What???s Going on???
    49. Sade- Love Deluxe
    50. Eddie Harris ??? Silver Cycles

  • batmonbatmon 27,574 Posts
    LaserWolf said:
    Rockadelic said:
    Robert Cray is to the Blues what Olive Garden is to Italian Cuisine

    Cray gets a bad rap for a number of reasons. One, his voice is smooth and soulful, not gruff and raw the way many people like their blues. Two, he rarely plays shuffles. Three, his seminal catalog is from the 80s, which means lots of compression and a production slickness. Four, ballads, lots of ballads.

    Last time I saw him was a few years ago at the Waterfront Blues Festival. After days of flashy guitar players shredding he did a show closing set of nothing but ballads.
    I saw him many, many times before he hit it big. Down and dirty in smokey clubs, but still no shuffles.
    He is a great, understated guitarist, I have seen him play behind John Lee Hooker, Jr Wells and Buddy Guy and many others.

    I understand why people think he is blues lite, but they are wrong.
    Here is an example of why so many people hate him, and why I think he is great.


    I got False Accusations on wax. Sonny is my shit. Where should i go next....on wax if possible?

  • LoopDreamsLoopDreams 1,193 Posts
    Starting with some of the more formative ones:

    Led Zeppelin Physical Graphite
    JJ Cale Troupadour
    Pharcyde Bizarre Ride
    EPMD Strictly Business
    Pumpkins Siamese Dreams
    Mobb Deep- The Infamous
    Check Your Head
    Paul's Boutique
    Tribe Midnight Marauders
    Massive Attack protection

    Azymuth S/t
    Marcos Valle Provisao Do Tempo
    Bohannon Stop and Go
    Little Beaver Party Down
    Curtis Mayfield Curtis
    Bill Withers Still Bill
    Sylvia Striplin Give Me Your Love
    Al Johnson Peaceful
    Lou Courtney In Need of Love
    Magnum Fully loaded

    Palmieri Harlem River Drive
    24 Carat Black
    Hugh Masekela I Am Not Afraid
    Alice Coltrane Ptah the El Daoud
    Pharoah Sanders Thembi
    Gil Scott Heron First Minute of a new day
    Roy Ayers Virgo Red
    JB's Breakin Bread
    Can Future Days
    Gregory James Edition Prophest of Soul

    Gainsbourg Histoire de Melody Nelson
    Larry T and Family
    Grant Green Idle Moments
    Duke Pearson The Phantom
    Leon Spencer Where I'm Comin From
    Willie Dynamite
    Gregory Isaacs Cool Ruler
    Marvin Gaye What's Goin On
    Shuggie Otis Inspiration Information
    Lyman Woodard Org

    Os Ipanemas
    Milton Wright Friends and buddies
    Mike Kirkland Hang On In There
    Leo's Sunship
    Weldon Irvine Sinbad
    Lonnie Liston Smith Expansions
    Feddie Hubbard Red Clay
    Blue Mitchell Bantu Village
    Horace Silver Song For My Father
    Pedro Ruy Blas Dolores
    Erasmo Carlos Sonhos E Memorias

  • LaserWolfLaserWolf Portland Oregon 11,518 Posts
    batmon said:

    I got False Accusations on wax. Sonny is my shit. Where should i go next....on wax if possible?

    Bad Influence from 1983. (think you will like more than False Accusations.)
    Don't Be Afraid Of The Dark 1988. (This is slicker, more soulful, Memphis Horns, think it will work for you too.)

    Both should be easy to find on vinyl.

    The next one was Midnight Stroll, not as good, then I stopped paying close attention as there was no more vinyl.

    The 2 earliest ones, Who's Been Talking (Tomato) and LA Blues All Night Long (Japanese only) may be bluesier than what you are looking for.

  • yuichiyuichi Urban sprawl 11,318 Posts
    Most of these CDs/Records were bought during my "formative" years and had plenty of play.
    I followed the ONE album per artist rule as well. Only took me about 15min. Only 30 albums though. A lot of sentimental picks that have held up over time.


    Dj Krush ??? Kakusei (illest shit i heard at the time)
    Jurrassic 5 ??? Quality Control (The backpack throwback, accessible gateway into indie label shit)
    Ozomatli- s/t
    RJD2- Deadringer
    Groove Armada ??? Goodbye Country (hello nightclub)
    Tortoise ??? Milliions now living

    Common ??? Like Water for chocolate
    Gang Starr ??? Moment of Truth
    Jay-z ??? The Black Album (Reasonable Doubt a close second)
    Kanye West ??? Graduation
    ATCQ ??? Midnight Marauders

    The Beach Boys ??? Pet Sounds (a perfect album)
    Beatles ??? Sergeant Peppers (A day in the life.....)

    One of Juju ??? African rhythms
    Parliament ??? Funkentelechy vs the Placebo Syndrome (I see you Crabmongerfunk! one of my fav records)
    Herbie Hancock ??? Man-Child (listened to it again today; still great)
    Ohio Players ??? Fire (one of the first records I bought)
    Lee Perry ??? Super Ape
    Les Mccann ??? Talk to the People
    Leroy Vinnegar ??? Glass of Water (SS NOT 100, but a perfect Rhodes album. )
    Barbara and Ernie ??? Prelude to???( Iron_Money DISCUSS???.)
    Alice Coltrane ??? Journey into Sachidananda (blew my mind I first heard it)
    Joe Bataan ??? Singin??? some soul
    Al Green ??? I???m still in love with you
    Nite Liters- Analysis
    Harold Budd ??? Pavilion of Dreams (one of the illest)
    Marc Moulin - Placebo Sessions (cheating??? but I listened to that 2LP so many damn times)
    Milt Jackson - Olinga (butter; SS NOT 100)
    Funkadelic - S/T (fairly recently; and it is growing on me with every listen)

    Mr. Children ??? Bolero (J-Pop/Rock. Philosophical and adolescent heart-breaking lyrics with Elvis Costello-like melodies)

  • In alpha order...


    Somewhat in alpha order...

    David Axelrod "Songs of Experience"
    The Beach Boys ???Pet Sounds???
    The Beach Boys ???Smile???
    Beastie Boys ???Paul???s Boutique???
    The Beatles ???Revolver???
    The Beatles ???Sgt. Pepper???s???
    Colin Blunstone ???One Year???
    Boards of Canada ???Music Has the Right to Children???
    James Brown ???In The Jungle Groove???
    Can ???Tago Mago???
    Can ???Ege Bamyasi???
    John Coltrane ???Impressions???
    John Coltrane ???A Love Supreme???
    The Congos ???Heart of The Congos???
    David Crosby ???If Only I Could Remember My Name??????
    D???Angelo ???Voodoo???
    Miles Davis ???Kind of Blue???
    Miles Davis ???In a Silent Way???
    DJ Shadow ???Entroducing???
    Bob Dylan ???Highway 61 Revisited???
    Marvin Gaye ???What???s Going On???
    Marvin Gaye ???Here, My Dear???
    Joao Gilberto ???Joao Gilberto??? (White Album)
    Donny Hathaway ???Everything is Everything???
    Isaac Hayes ???Hot Buttered Soul???
    Jimi Hendrix ???Axis: Bold as Love???
    Heptones ???On Top???
    The Impressions ???This is My Country???
    Michael Jackson ???Off the Wall???
    John Lennon ???Plastic Ono Band???
    Love ???Forever Changes???
    Curtis Mayfield ???There???s No Place Like America Today???
    Freddie McGregor ???Bobby Babylon???
    My Bloody Valentine ???Loveless???
    Nas ???Illmatic???
    Shuggie Otis ???Inspiration Information???
    Lee ???Scratch??? Perry ???Roast Fish, Collie Weed, & Corn Bread???
    Pink Floyd ???Piper at the Gates of Dawn???
    Radiohead ???OK Computer???
    Gil Scott-Heron ???Pieces of a Man???
    Sly & the Family Stone ???There???s a Riot Going On???
    Elliott Smith ???Either/Or???
    Steely Dan ???Aja???
    Gabor Szabo ???Dreams???
    Talk Talk ???Laughing Stock???
    A Tribe Called Quest ???The Low End Theory???
    Marcos Valle ???Previsao Do Tempo???
    Arthur Verocai ???Arthur Verocai???
    The Zombies ???Odessey & Oracle???
    Bill Withers ???Still Bill???
    . Stevie Wonder ???Innervisions???
    . Stevie Wonder ???Songs in the Key of Life???

  • yuichiyuichi Urban sprawl 11,318 Posts
    Casteneda, pretty killer list right there...you gotta put in an uncool album too! No limp bizkit bro?

  • yuichiyuichi Urban sprawl 11,318 Posts
    Curtis Mayfield ???There???s No Place Like America Today???

    Probably my favorite Curtis record. Pulled it out just now and forgot how good it is.

  • SIRUSSIRUS 2,554 Posts
    yuichi said:
    Curtis Mayfield ???There???s No Place Like America Today???

    Probably my favorite Curtis record. Pulled it out just now and forgot how good it is.

    the Curtis Live! backlash has begun.
Sign In or Register to comment.