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Old 02-01-2007, 02:46 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Classic albums any true music fan should own or at least listen to

I've given myself a task to listen to all the classic albums I hear people making references to when discussing other bands. The first on the list was Radiohead's - OK Computer (never before have I actually sat down and listened to it in its entirety)...and already I've discovered a gem of a song kept hidden from me for all these years, Let Down which might possible be their most beautiful song. Great stuff this album. I became very intrigued after reading a very impressive eulogy written about it in Uncut magazine (mental note, buy music magazines more often. Yes I've finally found out that most are available in Croatia, well at least the British ones and that's all that really matters innit?)

Now, set up a list for me, the title speaks for itself. A brief description or at least a genre specification would be nice, along with the year of the publication.
A chronological list would also be very much appreciated.

Ta very much.

Ok, the list (shall be edited in time):
1950's:
Chuck Berry - Rock, Rock, Rock (1956) (Rock and roll)
Elvis Presley - Elvis' Golden Records (1958) (Rock and roll)

1960's:
James Brown - Live at the Apollo (1963) (R&B) - Download album
Bob Dylan - The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan (1963) (Folk) - Download album
Bob Dylan - Highway 61 Revisited (1965) (Rock) - Download album
The Beatles - Rubber Soul (1965) (Rock/Folk rock) - Download album
John Coltrane - A Love Supreme (1965) (jazz) - Download album
The Beatles - Revolver (1966) (Rock/Psychedelic Rock) - Download album
13th Floor Elevators - The Psychedelic Sounds of the 13th Floor Elevators (1966) (Psychedelic Rock) - Download album
Howlin' Wolf - Moanin' in the Moonlight (1966) (blues)
The Yardbirds - The Yardbirds (1966) (Blues/Rock/Pop)
Pete Seeger - God Bless The Grass (1966) (Folk)
Frank Zappa & The Mothers - Freak Out (1966) (Experimental/Doo-wop/Rock)
Velvet Underground - Velvet Underground & Nico (1967) (Rock) - Download album
The Beatles - Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club (1967) (Psychedelic Rock) - Download album
Tomorrow - Tomorrow (1968) (Psychedelic rock)
Van Morrison - Astral Weeks (1968) (Folk rock) - Download album
MC5 - Kick Out The Jams (1969) (Protopunk/Hard rock) - Download album
Captain Beefheart - Trout Mask Replica (1969) (Experimental rock/Protopunk) - Download album part 1. Download album part 2.
Fairport Convention - Liege and Lief (1969) (Folk /Rock)
The Who - Tommy (1969) (Rock opera) - Download album
The Kinks - The Village Green Preservation Society (1969) (Britpop)
The Rolling Stones - Let it Bleed (1969) (Rock) - Download album

1970's:
The Stooges - Fun House (1970) (Protopunk/Garage rock)
Black Sabbath - Paranoid (1971) (Metal) - Download album
Marvin ***e - What's Going On (1971) (Soul)
T. Rex - Electric Warrior (1971) (Glam rock)
Sly & The Family Stone - There`s A Riot Goin On (1971)(Funk)
Elton John - 11-17-70 (1971) (Rock-live album)
The Who - Who's Next - (1971) (Rock)
Can - Tago Mago (1971) (Krautrock)
The Rolling Stones - Exile on Main St. (1972) (Rock)
Roxy Music - Roxy Music (1972) (Glam rock/Art rock)
Curtis Mayfield - Superfly (1972) (Funk)
Stevie Wonder - Innervisions (1973) (Soul) - Download album
David Bowie - Aladdin Sane (1973) (Rock/Glam rock)
Led Zeppelin - Houses of the Holy (1973) (Folk rock/Hard rock)
Big Star - Radio City (1974) (Power pop/Rock)
Queen - A Night at The Opera (1975) (Rock/Progressive rock) - Download album
Brian Eno - Another Green World (1975) (Art Rock/ Electronic/ Ambient)
Ramones - Ramones (1976) (Punk)
Wire - Pink Flag (1977) (Art punk)
Sex Pistols - Nevermind the Bollocks, Here's the Sex Pistols (1977) (Punk)
David Bowie - Low (1977) (Rock/Art rock)
Television - Marquee Moon (1977) (Art punk)
Funkadelic - One Nation Under a Groove (1978) (funk)
Pink Floyd - The Wall (1979) (Progressive rock/Art rock)
The Specials - Specials (1979) (Ska/2Tone) - Download album
Public Image LTD - Metal Box (1979) (Post Punk)
The Clash - London Calling (1979) (Punk rock)
The Wipers - Is This Real? (1979) (Punk rock)
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1980's:
Joy Division - Closer (1980) (Post punk)
Talking Heads - Remain in Light (1980) (New Wave/Art Punk)
Black Flag - Damaged (1981) (Hardcore punk)
Violent Femmes - Violent Femmes (1982) (Alternative rock)
Descendents-Milo Goes to College (1982) (pop-punk)
New Order - Power, Corruption & Lies (1983) (Dance)
Meat Puppets - Meat Puppets II (1983) (Alt. Rock)
The Pogues - Red Roses for Me (1984) (Folk rock)
Hüsker Dü - Zen Arcade (1984) (Hardcore punk)
Dinosaur Jr-Dinosaur (1985) (Noise rock/Indiegrunge)
Heart - Heart (1985) (Hard rock)
The Fall - This Nations Saving Grace (1985) (Post Punk)
The Jesus and Mary Chain - Psycho Candy (1985) (Noise Pop)
The Smiths - The Queen is Dead (1986) (Alternative rock)
Sam Cooke - The Man and His Music (1986) (R&B/soul/gospel)
The Cure - Kiss me, Kiss me, Kiss me (1987) (Alternative rock)
Metallica - And Justice For All (1988) (Metal) - Download album
Traveling Wilburys - Volume I (1988) (Rock)
Sonic Youth - Daydream Nation (1988) (Alternative rock)
Public Enemy - It Would Take A Nation Of Millions To Hold Us Back (1988) (Hip hop)
N.W.A. - Straight Outta Compton (1988) (Rap)
Faith No More - The Real Thing (1989) (Funk Rock)
De La Soul - Three Feet High And Rising (1989) (Hip Hop)
Beastie Boys - Paul's Boutique (1989) (Hip hop)
Pixies - Doolittle (1989) (Alternative rock) - Download album
The Stone Roses - The Stone Roses (1989) (Madchester)
Fugazi-13 Songs (1989) (Post-hardcore)

1990's:
My Bloody Valentine - Loveless (1991) (Shoegaze)
Primal Scream - Screamadelica (1991) (House/Alternative)
Massive Attack - Blue Lines (1991) (Trip Hop)
Slint - Spiderland (1991) (Post rock)
Nirvana - Nevermind (1991) (Grunge) - Download album
Pavement - Slanted & Enchanted (1992) (Indie rock)
Polvo - Today's Active Lifestyles (1993) (Math rock)
The Melvins - Houdini (1993) (Heavy metal/Punk rock)
Jeff Buckley - Grace (1994) (Alternative) - Download album
Sunny Day Real Estate " Diary" (1994) (Post-emo) - Download album
Moss Icon - Lybernum (1994) (Emo)
Tricky - Maxinquaye (1995) (Trip Hop)
DJ Shadow - Endtroducing (1996) (Hip hop) - Download album
Belle & Sebastian - Tigermilk (1996) (Indie Pop)
Radiohead - Ok Computer (1997) (Alternative rock) - Download album
Elliott Smith - Either/Or (1997) (Singer/Songwriter) - Download album
Catch 22-Keasby Nights (1998) (Third wave ska) - Download album

2000's(?):
Tool - Lateralus (2001) (Alternative Metal/Progressive Rock) - Download album
And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead - Source Tags & Codes (2002) (Rock)


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RockNirvana's Nevermind
AC/DC's Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap
Metallica's And Justice For All.......
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Tool- Lateralus

Released in 2001, it is one of the most complex Tool albums ever released. It has a progressive edge to it, and is not as gritty (i can't think of the right word) as their previous albums. The drummer's rhythms are ****ing amazing in it, and the lyrics are more deep without being scremo. Really, it's a a great, basic album, and if you don't really like Tools sound too much, this is the best one to listen to because it is there best and hard not to like.
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Howlin' Wolf - Moanin' in the Moonlight (blues)
John Coltrane - A Love Supreme (jazz)
Captain Beefheart - Trout Mask Replica (beefheart)
Frank Zappa & The Mothers - Freak Out (zappa)
Velvet Underground - Velvet Underground & Nico (proto-punk)
Can - Tago Mago (krautrock)
The Clash - London Calling (punk rock)
Funkadelic - One Nation Under a Groove (funk)
Sonic Youth - Daydream Nation (indie rock)
My Bloody Valentine - Loveless (shoegaze)
Slint - Spiderland (indie rock)
Pavement - Slanted & Enchanted (indie rock)

I think that's in somewhat chronological order. I can't be bothered to go through and find the years for all of those, you can discover that well enough on your own. Basically, those are just a few albums that are either defining albums of the genre (like Loveless) or that you just hear namedropped every other record review basically every modern band is basically just ripping them off (Pavement.) That, or they're just absolutely brilliant.

(and yes, Beefheart and Zappa get their own genres, because they're just that good)
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Descendents-Milo Goes to College [pop-punk]
Dinosaur Jr-Dinosaur [noise rock/indiegrunge]
Violent Femmes-S/T [indie]
Moss Icon-Lybernum [emo]
Wire-Pink Flag [post-punk]
Pete Seeger-Where Have All The Flowers Gone? [American folk]
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