The Essentials

50s

Blue Train, John Coltrane

Kind of Blue, Miles Davis

Mingus Ah Um, Charles Mingus

Time Out, The Dave Brubeck Quartet

 

60s

A Love Supreme, John Coltrane

Abbey Road, The Beatles

Are You Experienced, The Jimi Hendrix Experience

Astral Weeks, Van Morrison

Blonde On Blonde, Bob Dylan

Bringing It All Back Home, Bob Dylan

Electric Ladyland, The Jimi Hendrix Experience

Five Leaves Left, Nick Drake

Forever Changes, Love

Highway 61 Revisited, Bob Dylan

In a Silent Way, Miles Davis

In the Court of the Crimson King, King Crimson

Led Zeppelin, Led Zeppelin

Led Zeppelin II, Led Zeppelin

Let It Bleed, The Rolling Stones

Magical Mystery Tour, The Beatles

Odessey and Oracle, The Zombies

Pet Sounds, The Beach Boys

Revolver, The Beatles

Rubber Soul, The Beatles

Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, The Beatles

Songs of Leonard Cohen, Leonard Cohen

The Beatles (The White Album), The Beatles

The Black Saint and the Sinner Lady, Charles Mingus

The Doors, The Doors

The Velvet Underground, The Velvet Underground

The Velvet Underground and Nico, The Velvet Underground and Nico

 

70s

After the Gold Rush, Neil Young

Animals, Pink Floyd

Blood on the Tracks, Bob Dylan

Close to the Edge, Yes

Exile on Main St., The Rolling Stones

Harvest, Neil Young

Houses of the Holy, Led Zeppelin

Hunky Dory, David Bowie

Innervisions, Stevie Wonder

Led Zeppelin IV, Led Zeppelin

London Calling, The Clash

Low, David Bowie

Marquee Moon, Television

Paranoid, Black Sabbath

Pink Moon, Nick Drake

Red, King Crimson

Rumours, Fleetwood Mac

Station to Station, David Bowie

Sticky Fingers, The Rolling Stones

The Dark Side of the Moon, Pink Floyd

The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars, David Bowie

The Wall, Pink Floyd

Unknown Pleasures, Joy Division

What’s Going On, Marvin Gaye

Who’s Next, The Who

Wish You Were Here, Pink Floyd

 

80s

Closer, Joy Division

Disintegration, The Cure

Doolittle, Pixies

Rain Dogs, Tom Waits

Remain in Light, Talking Heads

Surfer Rosa, Pixies

The Queen Is Dead, The Smiths

The Stone Roses, The Stone Roses

 

90s

Ágætis Byrjun, Sigur Rós

Illmatic, Nas

In the Aeroplane Over the Sea, Neutral Milk Hotel

Loveless, My Bloody Valentine

MTV Unplugged in New York, Nirvana

Nevermind, Nirvana

OK Computer, Radiohead

Siamese Dream, The Smashing Pumpkins

Souvlaki, Slowdive

The Bends, Radiohead

 

00s

Funeral, Arcade Fire

Illinois, Sufjan Stevens

In Rainbows, Radiohead

Is This It, The Strokes

Kid A, Radiohead

Lift Your Skinny Fists Like Antennas to Heaven, Godspeed You! Black Emperor

Madvillainy, Madvillain

The Moon & Antarctica, Modest Mouse

Yankee Hotel Foxtrot, Wilco

 

10s

A Moon Shaped Pool, Radiohead

★ Blackstar, David Bowie

Carrie & Lowell, Sufjan Stevens

Good Kid, M.A.A.D City, Kendrick Lamar

Lonerism, Tame Impala

The Smile Sessions, The Beach Boys

The Suburbs, Arcade Fire

To Pimp a Butterfly, Kendrick Lamar