Feb 112016
 

Release date order:

  1. Elvis Costello – Armed Forces (January 5)
  2. Pop Group – Y (April 20)
  3. Joy Division – Unknown Pleasures (June 15)
  4. Robert Fripp – Exposure (June)
  5. Neil Young – Rust Never Sleeps (July 2)
  6. Wire – 154 (September)
  7. Marianne Faithfull – Broken English (October)
  8. The Germs – (GI) (October)
  9. Public Image Ltd – Metal Box / Second Edition (November 23)
  10. The Clash – London Calling (December 14)

Others:

  • Talking Heads – Fear of Music (August 3)
  • Gang Of Four – Entertainment! (September 25)
  • Neil Young – Live Rust (November 14)
  • Pink Floyd – The Wall (November 30)

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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 – Music For Airports (March)
  5. Kraftwerk – The Man-Machine (May 19)
  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)
  10. Big Star – Third (Sister Lovers) (?)

Others:

  • Television – Adventure (April)
  • The Jam – All Mod Cons (November 3)

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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)
  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)
  • 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)
  • Talking Heads – 77 (September 16)
  • Sex Pistols – Never Mind the Bollocks, Here’s the Sex Pistols (October 28)

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Feb 092016
 

Release date order:

  1. Bob Dylan – Desire (January 5)
  2. Ramones – Ramones (April 23)
  3. The Flamin’ Groovies – Shake Some Action (June)
  4. The Modern Lovers – The Modern Lovers (August)
  5. Frank Zappa – Zoot Allures (October 20)
  6. Patti Smith – Radio Ethiopia (October)
  7. Joni Mitchell – Hejira (November)
  8. Jackson Browne – Pretender (November)
  9. Jean-Michel Jarre – Oxygene (December 5)
  10. Popol Vuh – Letzte Tage Letzte Naechte (?)

Others:

  • Emmylou Harris – Luxury Liner (December 28)

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Feb 082016
 

Release date order:

  1. Bob Dylan – Blood On The Tracks (January 20)
  2. Neil Young – Tonight’s The Night (June 20)
  3. Pink Floyd – Wish You Were Here (September 12)
  4. Brian Eno – Another Green World (September)
  5. Kraftwerk – Radio-Activity (October)
  6. Neil Young – Zuma (November 10)
  7. Patti Smith – Horses (December 13)
  8. Magma – Magma Live (?)
  9. Neu! – Neu! 75 (?)
  10. Popol Vuh – Das Hohelied Salomos (?)

Others:

  • Frank Zappa – One Size Fits All (June 25)
  • Bruce Springsteen – Born to Run (August 25)

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Feb 072016
 

Release date order:

  1. Big Star – Radio City (February)
  2. Lou Reed – Rock ‘n’ Roll Animal (February)
  3. Henry Cow – Unrest (May)
  4. Neil Young – On The Beach (July 16)
  5. Robert Wyatt – Rock Bottom (July 26)
  6. Jackson Browne – Late For The Sky (September 13)
  7. King Crimson – Red (October 6)
  8. Gong – You (October)
  9. Kraftwerk – Autobahn (November 1)
  10. Popol Vuh – Einsjaeger & Siebenjaeger (?)

Others:

  • Peter Hammill – The Silent Corner and the Empty Stage (February 8)
  • Tangerine Dream – Phaedra (February 20)
  • King Crimson – Starless and Bible Black (March 29)
  • Lynyrd Skynyrd – Second Helping (April 15)
  • Brian Eno – Taking Tiger Mountain (November)
  • Genesis – The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway (November 18)
  • Norman Blake – Fields of November (?)

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Feb 072016
 

Release date order:

  1. King Crimson – Lark’s Tongues In Aspic (March 23)
  2. Tangerine Dream – Atem (March)
  3. Gong – Flying Teapot (May 25)
  4. Mike Oldfield – Tubolar Bells (May 25)
  5. New York Dolls – New York Dolls (July 27)
  6. Lou Reed – Berlin (July)
  7. Faust – Faust IV (September 21)
  8. Genesis – Selling England by the Pound (October 13)
  9. Gong – Angel’s Egg (December 7)
  10. Neu! – Neu! 2 (?)

Others:

  • John Martyn – Solid Air (February)
  • Pink Floyd – The Dark Side of the Moon (March 1)
  • Lynyrd Skynyrd – (Pronounced ‘Lĕh-‘nérd ‘Skin-‘nérd) (August 13)
  • Frank Zappa – Over-Nite Sensation (September 7)
  • The Who – Quadrophenia (October 19)
  • Area – Arbeit Macht Frei (?)(IT)
  • John Fahey – Fare Forward Voyagers (?)

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Feb 072016
 

Release date order:

  1. Neil Young – Harvest (February 14)
  2. Nick Drake – Pink Moon (February 25)
  3. Matching Mole – Matching Mole (April 8)
  4. The Rolling Stones – Exile On Main St. (May 12)
  5. David Bowie – The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From Mars (June 16)
  6. Big Star – #1 Record (June)
  7. Klaus Schulze – Irrlicht (August)
  8. Tangerine Dream – Zeit (August)
  9. Neu! – Neu! (?)
  10. Popol Vuh – Hosianna Mantra (?)

Others:

  • Jerry Garcia – Garcia (January 20)
  • The Allman Brothers Band – Eat a Peach (February 12)
  • Roxy Music – Roxy Music (June 16)
  • Grateful Dead – Europe ’72 (November 5)
  • Lou Reed – Transformer (November 8)
  • Matching Mole – Matching Mole’s Little Red Record (November)
  • Frank Zappa – The Grand Wazoo (December)
  • Deep Purple – Made In Japan (December)
  • Ash Ra Tempel – Schwingungen (?)
  • Ennio Morricone – Once Upon a Time in the West (?)(IT)
  • Premiata Forneria Marconi – Storia di un minuto (?)(IT)
  • Agitation Free – Malesch (?)
  • Nitty Gritty Dirt Band – Will The Circle Be Unbroken (?)

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Feb 062016
 

Release date order:

  1. David Crosby – If I Could Only Remember My Name (February 22)
  2. Can – Tago Mago (February)
  3. The Rolling Stones – Sticky Fingers (April 23)
  4. Joni Mitchell – Blue (June 22)
  5. The Allman Brothers Band – At Fillmore East (July 6)
  6. Pink Floyd – Meddle (October 30)
  7. Van Der Graaf Generator – Pawn Hearts (October)
  8. King Crimson – Island (December 3)
  9. David Bowie – Hunky Dory (December 17)
  10. Popol Vuh – In Den Gärten Pharaos (?)

Others:

  • Carole King – Tapestry (February 10)
  • Nick Drake – Bryter Layter (March 5)
  • Jethro Tull – Aqualung (March 19)
  • Leonard Cohen – Songs Of Love And Hate (March 19)
  • Amon Duul II – Tanz der Lemminge (March)
  • Flamin’ Groovies – Teenage Head (April)
  • The Who – Who’s Next (August 14)
  • T. Rex – Electric Warrior (September 24)
  • Grateful Dead – Grateful Dead (Skull and Roses) (October 24)
  • Gong – Camembert Electrique (October)
  • Led Zeppelin – Led Zeppelin IV (November 8)
  • John Fahey – America (?)
  • Fabrizio De André – Non al denaro non all’amore né al cielo (?)(IT)
  • Alan Stivell – Renaissance of the Celtic Harp (?)
  • Roy Harper – Stormcock (?)

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Feb 062016
 

Release date order:

  1. Syd Barrett – The Madcap Laughs (January 3)
  2. Tim Buckley – Lorca (May)
  3. Soft Machine – Third (June 6)
  4. Creedence Clearwater Revival – Cosmo’s Factory (July 25)
  5. Neil Young – After The Goldrush (August 31)
  6. Kevin Ayers – Shooting At The Moon (October)
  7. Jefferson Starship and Paul Kantner – Blows Against The Empire (November)
  8. Nico – Desert Shore (December)
  9. Amon Duul II – Yeti (?)
  10. High Tide – High Tide (?)

Others:

  • Van Morrison – Moondance (January 27)
  • Black Sabbath – Black Sabbath (February 13)
  • Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young – Déjà Vu (March 11)
  • King Crimson – In the Wake of Poseidon (May 15)
  • Grateful Dead – Workingman’s Dead (June 14)
  • The Pretty Things – Parachute (June)
  • Deep Purple – In Rock (July 3)
  • The Stooges – Fun House (July 7)
  • Traffic – John Barleycorn Must Die (July)
  • Black Sabbath – Paranoid (September 18)
  • Pink Floyd – Atom Heart Mother (October 2)
  • Led Zeppelin – Led Zeppelin III (October 5)
  • Grateful Dead – American Beauty (November 1)
  • Tim Buckley – Starsailor (November 2)
  • Syd Barrett – Barrett (November 14)
  • Pentangle – Cruel Sister (November)
  • Spirit – Twelve Dreams of Dr. Sardonicus (November)
  • Robert Wyatt – The End of an Ear (December 4)
  • King Crimson – Lizard (December 11)
  • Van Der Graaf Generator – H to He, Who Am the Only One (December)
  • Peter Green – The End of the Game (December)
  • Johnny Shines – Standing at the Crossroads (?)

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