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1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die,141-166

1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die

It’s been awhile since I posted about the albums from this book (Over a year. Yikes!).  I’ve only managed 25 more, but after I post this will put some more on hold at the library.

Two summers ago I started using this book as a guide to explore music with my son.  Gage has been a part to some of the journey, but not all.  I try to play at least parts from every album for him, except the explicit ones, and some he likes and some he covers his ears.  He is probably more discerning than I am.  This post is more for me than you because I know that these lists can get boring, but feel free to comment if I’ve listened to a favorite of yours (whether I liked them or not :)).  Happy listening.

I’ve decided to list them in the order I liked them best.  If you click on my favorite song on each album it will take you to the video.

The Rising by Bruce Springsteen, 2002. Songs about 9/11. Very powerful.  Favorite songs – Into the Fire & Countin’ on a Miracle

Elephant by White Stripes, 2003. Favorite song – In the Cold, Cold Night

Born in the USA by Bruce Springsteen, 1984. Favorite songs- I’m On Fire & Glory Days

Traffic by Traffic, 1968. Favorite songs – Feelin’ Alright & You Can All Join In

The Slider by T.Rex, 1972. Favorite song – Metal Guru

Electric Warrior by T.Rex, 1971 Favorite song- Banga Gong

Halcyon Digest by Deerhunter, 2010. Favorite song – Earthquake

The Wall by Pink Floyd, 1979. Favorite song – Another Brick on the Wall, part 2

Private Dancer by Tina Turner, 1984. Favorite song- What’s Love Got To Do With It

Johnny Cash At Folsom Prison by Johnny Cash, 1968. Favorite song – Folsom Prison Blues

Pyromania by Def Leppard, 1983. Favorite song- Foolin’

Hysteria by Def Leopard, 1987. Favorite song – Love Bites

Born To Run by Bruce Springsteen, 1975. Favorite song – Born to Run

461 Ocean Boulevard by Eric Clapton, 1974. Favorite song – I Shot the Sheriff

John Barleycorn Must Die by Traffic, 1970. Favorite song – John Barleycorn Must Die

Nebraska by Bruce Sprinsteen, 1982. Favorite song – Atlantic City

At Budokan by Cheap Trick, 1979. Favorite song – Come On, Come On

Kind of Blue by Miles Davis, 1959. Favorite song – So What

If I Could Only Remember My Name by David Crosby, 1971. Favorite Song- Cowboy Movie

The Low End Theory by A Tribe Called Quest, 1991. Favorite song – Excursion

LA Woman by The Doors, 1971. Favorite song – Love Her Madly

Are You Experienced by The Jimi Hendrix Experience, 1967. Favorite Song – May This Be Love

My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy by Kanye West, 2010. No favorite.

Homework by Daft Punk, 1997. No favorite.

Bitches Brew by Miles Davis, 1970. No favorite


List of the albums we listened to from the book(The Visitors by ABBA, Back to Black and Highway to Hell by AC/DC, 21 by Adele, Pump and Toys in the Attic by Aerosmith, School’s Out by Alice Cooper, Dirt by Alice in Chains, Among the Living by Antrax, Tidal by Fiona Apple, Funeral by Arcade Fire, Whatever People Say I Am, That’s What I’m Not by Arctic Monkeys,  The B-52’s by the B-52’sThe Atomic Mr. Basie by Count Basie, Abbey Road, The Beatles (white album),  A Hard Day’s Night, Revolver, Rubber Soul, Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, With the Beatles by The Beatles, The Band and Music From Big Pink by The Band, Pet Sounds by the Beach BoysLicensed to Ill and Paul’s Boutique by the Beastie Boys, Parallel Lives by Blondie, Boston by Boston, Station to Station by David Bowie, Safe As Milk and Trout Mask Replica by Captain Beefheart and his Magic Band, Sweetheart of the Rodeo by The Byrds, Johnny Cash At Folsom Prison by Johnny Cash,  Abattoir Bllues/The Lyre of Orpheus, The Boatman’s Call and Murder Ballads by Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, At Budokan by Cheap Trick, Chicago by Chicago Transit Authority461 Ocean Boulevard by Eric Clapton, The Songs of Leonard Cohen and Songs of Love and Hate by Leonard CohenA Rush of Blood To the Head and Parachutes by Coldplay, A Love Supreme by John Coltrane, Be by Common, If I Could Only Remember My Name by  David Crosby, Crosby Stills & Nash by Crosby Stills & Nash, Homework by Daft Punk, Bitches Brew and   Kind of Blue by Miles Davis, Halcyon Digest by Deerhunter,  Hysteria and Pyromania by Def Leppard, Are We Not Men?We Are Devo! by Devo, Brothers in Arms by Dire StraitsThe Doors , LA Woman, and  Morrison Hotel by The DoorsGris-Gris by Dr. John, The Night Tripper, Blonde on Blonde, Blood on the Tracks, Bringing It All Back Home, Freewheelin’ Bob DylanHighway 61 Revistedby Bob Dylan,  Eagles and Hotel California by The Eagles, Seldom Seen Kid by Elbow, The Marshal Mathers LP andThe Slim Shady LP by Eminem, Sweet Dreams by Eurythmics, The Soft Bulletin and Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots by The Flaming Lips, Rumours and Tusks by Fleetwood Mac, Foo Fighters by Foo Fighters,  Frampton Comes Alive by Peter Frampton, Franz Ferdinand by Franz Ferdinand, The Score by Fugees,  Maggot Brain by Funkadelic, So and Melt by Peter Gabriel, Appetite for Destruction by Guns N’ Roses, Are You Experienced by The Jimi Hendrix Experience, In Our Heads by Hot Chip, Dare by The Human League, Make Yourself by Incubus, In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida by Iron Butterfly, Rhythm Nation by Janet Jackson, BadOff the Wall and Thriller by Michael Jackson, The Blueprint by Jay-Z,  Surrealistic Pillow by Jefferson Airplane, Darklandsand Psychocandy by The Jesus and Mary Chain, Aqualung by Jethro Tull, Goodbye Yellow Brick Road by Elton John, Now I Got Worry by The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion, Come Away With Me by Norah Jones Pearl by Janis Joplin, British Steel by Judas Priest, Cross by Justice, Tapestry by Carole King,  Destroyer by KISS, Tragic Songs of Life by the Louvin Brothers, Illmatic by Nas, In Utero, MTV Unplugged in New York, and Nevermind by Nirvana, Ready to Die by The Notorious B.I.G.,  Straight Outta Compton by NWA, The Wall and Wish You Were Here by Pink Floyd, Regatta de  Blanc and Synchronicity by The Police, Elvis Presley by Elvis Presley, 2112 by Rush, Never Mind the Bollocks Here’s the Sex Pistols by Sex Pistols, Bridge Over Troubled Water and Parsley, Sage, Rosemary and Thyme by Simon & Garfunkel,  Francis Albert Sinatra & Antonio Carlos Jobim and In the Wee Small Hours by Frank Sinatra, Me Against the World by Tupac Shakur, Born in the USA and Born To Run, Nebraska, The Rising by Bruce Springsteen, System of a Down by System of a Down, Electric Warrior and The Slider by T.Rex, John Barleycorn Must Die and Traffic by Traffic, The Low End Theory by A Tribe Called Quest,  Private Dancer by Tina Turner, Dear Science by TV on the Radio, All That You Can’t Leave Behind, Joshua Tree, and War by U2, Velvet Underground & Nico by Velvet Underground, My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy by Kanye West,  Elephant by White Stripes,   Red Headed Stranger andStardust by Willie Nelson, Back to Black by Amy Winehouse, XX by The XX,  It’s a Blitz! by Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Close To the Edge, Fragile and The Yes Album by Yes,  After the Gold Rush, Harvest, and  Tonight’s the Night by Neil Young, Rust Never Sleeps by Neil Young and Crazy Horse, Hot Rats by Frank Zappa) 140/1001

Linkup to my past posts

1-10, 11-30 31-60, 61-90, 91-140

January 6, 2017 - Posted by | Music

2 Comments »

  1. So, when you put no favorite does that mean you liked the whole album equally. My son is a huge fan of Daft Punk and Miles Davis.

    Comment by BermudaOnion | January 6, 2017 | Reply

    • Well, no, lol. The ones at the bottom are the albums are the ones I liked least and when I listened to them no song stood out as a favorite (if that happens I listen to them at least twice). I know I should like Miles Davis more and maybe I will the more I listen. I think he’s got at lest one more on the list. I actually recognized the one I listed as a favorite so there’s hope for me yet!

      Comment by stacybuckeye | January 6, 2017 | Reply


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