Search Results : (REGGAE)

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 112016
 

Release date order:

  1. Pere Ubu – Modern Dance (January)
  2. Lou Reed – Street Hassle (February)
  3. Patti Smith – Easter (March 3)
  4. Brian Eno – Ambient 1: Music For Airports (March)(AMBIENT)
  5. Kraftwerk – The Man-Machine (May 19)(ELECTRONIC)
  6. Devo – Are We Not Men? We Are Devo! (July)
  7. Tom Waits – Blue Valentine (September)
  8. National Health – Of Queues And Cures (December)
  9. Jean-Michel Jarre – Equinoxe (December)(ELECTRONIC)
  10. Big Star – Third / Sister Lovers (?)

Others:

  • Television – Adventure (April)
  • The Jam – All Mod Cons (November 3)
  • Blondie – Parallel Lines (September)
  • Poet and the Roots (Linton Kwesi Johnson) – Dread Beat an’ Blood (?)(REGGAE)

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Feb 092016
 

Release date order:

  1. Pink Floyd – Animals (January 23)
  2. Television – Marquee Moon (February 8)
  3. Ultravox – Ultravox (February 25)
  4. Kraftwerk – Trans-Europe Express (March)(ELECTRONIC)
  5. Radio Birdman – Radios Appear (July)
  6. Richard Hell and the Voidoids – Blank Generation (September)
  7. David Bowie – Heroes (October 14)
  8. Ramones – Rocket To Russia (November 4)
  9. Suicide – Suicide (December)
  10. Wire – Pink Flag (December)

Others:

  • Muddy Waters – Hard Again (January 10)(BLUES)
  • David Bowie – Low (January 14)
  • Damned – Damned Damned Damned (February 18)
  • The Saints – (I’m) Stranded (February 21)
  • Bob Marley and the Wailers – Exodus (June 3)(REGGAE)
  • Talking Heads – 77 (September 16)
  • Sex Pistols – Never Mind the Bollocks, Here’s the Sex Pistols (October 28)
  • Edoardo Bennato – Burattino senza fili (?)(ITALIA)

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