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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.

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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 292016
 

Release date order:

  1. P.J. Harvey – To Bring You My Love (February 27)
  2. Ulver – Bergtatt, Et eeventyr i 5 capitler (February)(BM)
  3. Bardo Pond – Bufo Alvarius, Amen 29:15 (March 1)
  4. Laika – Silver Apples of the Moon (March 28)(ELECTRONIC)
  5. Flying Saucer Attack – Further (April 17)
  6. The Brian Jonestown Massacre – Methodrone (August 25)
  7. Sparklehorse – Vivadixiesubmarinetransmissionplot (August)
  8. Don Caballero – Don Caballero 2 (September 15)
  9. Low – Long Division (?)
  10. Robert Rich / Lustmord – Stalker (?)(AMBIENT)

Others:

  • Morphine – Yes (March 21)
  • King Crimson – Thrak (March 31)
  • Mermen – A Glorious Lethal Euphoria (May 1)
  • Supergrass – I Should Coco (May 15)
  • Primus – Tales From The Punchbowl (May 23)
  • Dirty Three – Dirty Three (July 25)
  • Robert Fripp – A Blessing of Tears: 1995 Soundscapes, Vol. 2 (August 18)(AMBIENT)
  • Sonic Youth – Washing Machine (September 26)
  • Smashing Pumpkins – Mellon Collie And The Infinite Sadness (October 23)
  • Dirty Three – Sad & Dangerous (?)
  • David Torn – Tripping Over God (?)
  • June Of 44 – Engine Takes To The Water (?)
  • Madredeus – Ainda (?)(PORTUGAL)
  • Massimo Volume – Lungo i bordi (?)(ITALIA)

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Feb 202016
 

Release date order:

  1. Bark Psychosis – Hex (February 14)
  2. Pavement – Crooked Rain, Crooked Rain (February 14)
  3. Low – I Could Live In Hope (February 18)
  4. Emperor – In the Nightside Eclipse (February 21)(BM)
  5. Loreena McKennitt – The Mask And The Mirror (March 22)(CELTIC)
  6. Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds – Let Love In (April 15)
  7. The Magnetic Fields – The Charm Of The Highway Strip (April 18)
  8. Tortoise – Tortoise (June 22)
  9. Portishead – Dummy (August 22)(ELECTRONIC)
  10. Massive Attack – Protection (September 26)(ELECTRONIC)

Others:

  • Darkthrone – Transilvanian Hunger (February 17)(BM)
  • Porcupine Tree – The Sky Moves Sideways (February)
  • Beck – Mellow Gold (March 1)
  • Nine Inch Nails – The Downward Spiral (March 8)
  • Codeine – White Birch (April 4)
  • Nas – Illmatic (April 19)(HIP-HOP)
  • Rodan – Rusty (April)
  • Burzum – Hvis lyset tar oss (April)(BM)
  • Motorpsycho – Timothy’s Monster (August 6)
  • Jeff Buckley – Grace (August 23)
  • Suede – Dog Man Star (October 10)
  • Shellac – At Action Park (October 24)
  • Nirvana – MTV Unplugged in New York (November 1)
  • David Torn / Mick Karn / Terry Bozzio – Polytown (?)
  • Madredeus – O Espírito Da Paz (?)(PORTUGAL)

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