Wednesday, March 09, 2011

recap: 45 years, 45 LPs, 45 days

So there you have it! 45 of my most important albums EVER. I tried hard to resist tampering with the list once it was set, which meant the omission of some really good albums that I completely overlooked, such as The Who Sell Out, Donovan's Barabajagal, Crowded House's Woodface, Simon & Garfunkel's Parsley, Sage, Rosemary & Thyme, The Byrds' Younger than Yesterday, to name a few.

Here's a recap of the 45 albums:
  1. The Beatles 1967-1970 (1973)
  2. The Monkees Pisces, Aquarius, Capricorn & Jones, ltd (1967)
  3. The Zombies Odessey and Oracle (1968)
  4. The Beach Boys Pet Sounds (1966)
  5. Brian Wilson presents SMiLE (2004)
  6. Go-Go's Beauty and the Beat (1981)
  7. George Harrison All Things Must Pass (1970)
  8. Three O'Clock Arrive Without Traveling (1985)
  9. Tears for Fears The Seeds of Love (1989)
  10. Prefab Sprout Two Wheels Good (1985)
  11. Redd Kross Phaseshifter (1993)
  12. De La Soul 3 Feet High and Rising (1989)
  13. Prince & The Revolution Parade (1986)
  14. Partridge Family Sound Magazine (1972)
  15. The Rascals Once Upon a Dream (1967)
  16. Love Forever Changes (1968)
  17. The Beach Boys Friends (1968)
  18. Ramones Ramones Mania (1988)
  19. The Knack Round Trip (1981)
  20. The Jacksons Triumph (1980)
  21. Cheap Trick In Color (1977)
  22. Tie: Big Star #1 Record & Radio City (1974)
  23. The Bird and The Bee (2007)
  24. The Beatles Love (2006)
  25. Blondie Eat To The Beat (1979)
  26. Bay City Rollers It's a Game (1977)
  27. R.E.M. Out of Time (1991) 
  28. KISS Destroyer (1976) 
  29. Nirvana Nevermind (1991)
  30. 'Til Tuesday Everything's Different Now (1988)
  31. The Stone Roses (1989)
  32. The Lemonheads It's A Shame About Ray (1992)
  33. Joan Jett & the Blackhearts Notorious (1991)
  34. The Bangles Everything (1988)
  35. Jellyfish Bellybutton (1990)
  36. B-52's Cosmic Thing (1989)
  37. Bee Gees Main Course (1974)
  38. The Muffs Blonder and Blonder (1995)
  39. The Osmonds Crazy Horses (1972)
  40. O+> The Gold Experience (1995)
  41. Beck Odelay (1996)
  42. Beastie Boys Paul's Boutique (1988)
  43. Stone Temple Pilots Tiny Music from the Vatican Gift Shop (1996)
  44. Scissor Sisters (2004)
  45. Burt Bacharach At This Time (2005) 
THANKS FOR READING!!!

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