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Feb 062018
 

A selection of more than one thousand albums/recordings I consider essential, from 1923 to the present. Click the decade link to view the whole decade in one page or click the single year.

New! View it in Google Sheets.

The lists:

Notes about the lists:

  • This is a work in progress.
  • The lists are focused on rock music, including roots and derivative genres. So they cover other genres as well, even if not extensively, in those cases where the content is considered influential for rock music.
  • The first section (Early blues, jazz, folk and rock ‘n’ roll) includes mostly compilations. The other lists include albums only, although there are few exceptions.
  • They include 10 main albums per year (at least starting from 1964) plus a variable number of notable albums listed after (I’m more “generous” in the last decade). The release date is reported between the parenthesis and the albums are sorted by that date, unless specification indicates otherwise.
  • Straight blues is covered more extensively here: Blues recordings selection.
  • The following acronyms are used to identify some minority genres or nationalities:

Album covers selected from the lists above, one for each year:

 

Feb 062016
 

Release date order:

  1. The Velvet Underground – White Light / White Heat (January 30)
  2. The Incredible String Band – The Hangman’s Beautiful Daughter (March)(BRITISH)
  3. Quicksilver Messenger Service – Quicksilver Messenger Service (May)
  4. Pink Floyd – A Saucerful Of Secrets (June 29)
  5. The Band – Music from Big Pink (July 1)
  6. Grateful Dead – Anthem Of The Sun (July 18)
  7. The Jimi Hendrix Experience – Electric Ladyland (October 16)
  8. The Beatles – The Beatles [The White Album] (November 22)
  9. The Pretty Things – S.F. Sorrow (December)
  10. Mad River – Mad River (?)

Others:

  • The Byrds – The Notorious Byrd Brothers (January 15)
  • Spirit – Spirit (January 22)
  • Kaleidoscope [US] – A Beacon from Mars (January)
  • Tomorrow – Tomorrow (February)
  • Frank Zappa – We’re Only in It for the Money (March 4)
  • The Zombies – Odessey and Oracle (April 19)
  • Johnny Cash – At Folsom Prison (May)(FOLK)
  • Silver Apples – Silver Apples (June)(ELECTRONIC)
  • The Doors – Waiting for the Sun (July 3)
  • Family – Music In A Doll’s House  (July 19)
  • Cream – Wheels of Fire (July)
  • Big Brother and the Holding Company – Cheap Thrills (August 12)
  • The Byrds – Sweetheart of the Rodeo (August 30)(FOLK)
  • Pearls Before Swine – Balaklava (November)
  • Van Morrison – Astral Weeks (November)
  • The Rolling Stones – Beggars Banquet (December 6)
  • Soft Machine – The Soft Machine (December)
  • Spirit – The Family That Plays Together (December)
  • Ravi Shankar – The Sounds of India (?)(INDIA)
  • Caetano Veloso – Caetano Veloso (?)(LATIN)

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Feb 052016
 

Release date order:

  1. The Doors – The Doors (January 4)
  2. The Byrds – Younger Than Yesterday (February 6)
  3. The Velvet Underground / Nico – The Velvet Underground & Nico (March 12)
  4. Grateful Dead – The Grateful Dead (March 17)
  5. The Red Crayola – The Parable Of Arable Land (March)
  6. The Jimi Hendrix Experience – Are You Experienced? (May 12)
  7. Pink Floyd – The Piper At The Gates Of Dawn (August 5)
  8. The Doors – Strange Days (September 25)
  9. Captain Beefheart and his Magic Band – Safe As Milk (September)
  10. Jefferson Airplane – After Bathing At Baxter’s (November 27)

Others:

  • The Rolling Stones – Between the Buttons (January 20)
  • Jefferson Airplane – Surrealistic Pillow (February 1)
  • The Electric Prunes – The Electric Prunes (April)
  • Blues Magoos – Electric Comic Book (April)
  • Country Joe and the Fish – Electric Music for the Mind and Body (May 11)
  • Frank Zappa – Absolutely Free (May 26)
  • The West Coast Pop Art Experimental Band – Part One (May)
  • The Beatles – Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band (June 1)
  • Tim Buckley – Goodbye and Hello (August)
  • The Electric Prunes – Underground (August)
  • Procol Harum – Procol Harum (September)
  • Cream – Disraeli Gears (November 2)
  • Love – Forever Changes (November)
  • Country Joe and the Fish – I-Feel-Like-I’m-Fixin’-to-Die (November)
  • Ravi Shankar – Live: Ravi Shankar at the Monterey International Pop Festival (November)(INDIA)
  • The Jimi Hendrix Experience – Axis: Bold as Love (December 1)
  • Leonard Cohen – Songs of Leonard Cohen (December 27)
  • Traffic – Mr. Fantasy (December)
  • The Deviants – Ptooff! (?)

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