Albums You Need to Hear Before You Die

** This page is still a work-in-progress! Many more albums are under review and may be added :) **

The upper eschelon of album greatness. Out of all the albums on this site these are the ones that every music lover should check out before they die. Enjoy!

1960s:
Albert King (1)
The Allman Brothers Band (1)
The Animals (1) ** Youtube Only **
B.B. King (1)
The Band (2)
The Beach Boys (1)
The Beatles (2)
Bob Dylan (4)
Buffalo Springfield (1)
The Byrds (2)
Creedence Clearwater Revival (1)
Davy Graham (1)
Dillard & Clark (1)
Donovan (1)
The Doors (1)
Fiddler on the Roof
The Flying Burrito Brothers (1)
Illinois Jacquet (1)
The International Submarine Band (1)
Jeff Beck (1)
Jefferson Airplane (1)
Jimi Hendrix (1)
Joan Baez (1)
John Mayall & the Bluesbreakers (1)
Johnny Cash (1)
Led Zeppelin (1)
The Left Banke (1) ** Youtube Only **
Leonard Cohen (1)
Lonnie Johnson (1)
Love (1)
Merle Haggard (1)
Neil Young (1)
Nick Drake (1)
Paul Butterfield Blues Band (1)
Sonny Rollins (1)
Taj Mahal (2)
Traffic (1)
Van Morrison (1)
The Velvet Underground (1)
West Side Story
The Zombies (1)

1970s:
Bill Fay (1)
Billy Cobham (1)
Black Sabbath (1)
Blondie (1)
Bob Dylan (1)
Bob Marley (1)
Bob Seger (2)
Buzzcocks (1)
Carole King (1)
The Cars (1)
Cat Stevens (2)
Cheap Trick (1)
The Clash (1)
The Damned (1)
David Bowie (3)
Deep Purple (1)
Elton John (2)
Elvis Costello (3)
Fleetwood Mac (2)
Gang of Four (1)
Graham Parker (2)
Gram Parsons (1)
Grateful Dead (1)
Jackson Browne (2)
The Jam (3)
James Taylor (1)
Janis Joplin (1)
John Stewart (1)
Joni Mitchell (2)
Joy Division (1)
Led Zeppelin (4)
Lou Reed (1)
Lurkers (1)
Lynyrd Skynyrd (2)
Mahavishnu Orchestra (2)
The Modern Lovers (1)
Mott the Hoople (2)
The Move (1)
Neil Young (2)
New York Dolls (2)
Nick Drake (2)
Nick Lowe (1)
Patti Smith (1)
Paul Simon (1)
Ramones (2)
Randy Newman (2)
Rod Stewart (3)
Roxy Music (1)
The Sex Pistols (1)
Steely Dan (2)
The Stooges (1)
T. Rex (1)
Talking Heads (2)
Television (1)
Van Halen (1)
Van Morrison (1)
Vashti Bunyan (1)
The Who (1)
Wire (1)

1980s:
3rd Bass (1)
ABC (1)
AC/DC (1)
Aztec Camera (1)
Beastie Boys (1)
Boogie Down Productions (1)
Bruce Springsteen (4)
David Bowie (1)
Dinosaur Jr. (1)
Dwight Yoakam (1)
Echo & the Bunnymen (1)
Elvis Costello (3)
The English Beat (1)
EPDM (1)
Eric B. & Rakim (1)
Ferron (2)
The Go-Betweens (1)
The Human League (1)
Husker Du (3)
Ice-T (1)
The Jesus & Mary Chain (1)
Joy Division (1)
LL Cool J (1)
Lyle Lovett (1)
Marshall Crenshaw (1)
Mega Man ** Youtube Only **
Michael Jackson (1)
Minutemen (1)
N.W.A. (1)
Nine Inch Nails (1)
Phil Collins (1)
Pixies (2)
The Police (1)
The Pretenders (1)
Prince (2)
Public Enemy (1)
R.E.M. (2)
Randy Travis (1)
The Replacements (2)
Rodney Crowell (1)
Roxy Music (1)
Run-D.M.C. (2)
Slayer (1)
The Smiths (2)
The Soft Boys (1)
Sonic Youth (1)
Squeeze (1)
Stetsasonic (1)
Stevie Ray Vaughn (1)
The Stone Roses (1)
Talk Talk (1)
Talking Heads (1)
Tom Waits (2)
U2 (2)
Ultramagnetic MC's (1)
Van Halen (1)
Violent Femmes (1)
X (3)
XTC (1)
Young MC (1)

1990s:
2pac (2)
4hero (1)
69 (1)
A Tribe Called Quest (2)
Aceyalone (1)
Alanis Morissette (1)
Aphex Twin (1)
As One (1) ** Not Streamable **
B12 (1)
Beck (1)
Belle & Sebastian (1)
Big L (1)
Biosphere (1)
Bjork (3)
Black Star (1)
Built to Spill (1)
Busta Rhymes (1) ** Not Streamable **
Castlevania 64 ** Youtube Only **
Chrono Cross ** Youtube Only **
Company Flow (1) ** Youtube Only **
Cypress Hill (1)
Dr. Dre (1)
Dr. Octagon (1)
Eminem (1)
Fatboy Slim (1)
Ferron (1)
Final Fantasy 6 ** Youtube Only **
Final Fantasy 7 ** Youtube Only **
Gang Starr (2)
Global Communication (1)
Goldie (1)
Goo Goo Dolls (1)
Goodie Mob (1)
Green Day (1)
Guster (1)
GZA (1)
Ice Cube (2) ** 1 Album Youtube Only **
Ice-T (1)
Jay Z (1) ** Youtube Only **
Jeff Buckley (1)
Jeru the Damaja (1)
Kitchens of Distinction (1)
Kool G. Rap & DJ Polo (1) ** Not Streamable **
Kruder & Dorfmeister (1)
The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time
Liz Phair (1)
LL Cool J (1)
Main Source (1)
Massive Attack (2)
Mobb Deep (1)
Moby (2)
Modest Mouse (1)
Mogwai (1)
Mos Def (1)
Mouse On Mars (2)
My Bloody Valentine (1)
Nas (1)
Neutral Milk Hotel (1)
Nirvana (2)
The Notorious B.I.G. (1)
Oasis (1)
The Orb (1)
Orbital (1)
Organized Konfusion (1) ** Youtube Only **
Outkast (1)
P.M. Dawn (1) ** Youtube Only **
Pavement (2)
Pearl Jam (1)
Pete Rock & C.L. Smooth (1)
Plastikman (1)
Portishead (1)
The Prodigy (3)
Public Enemy (2)
Pulp (1)
R.E.M. (1)
Radiohead (2)
Raekwon (1)
Red Hot Chili Peppers (1)
Red House Painters (2)
Robert Hood (1) ** Youtube Only **
The Roots (1)
Secret of Mana ** Youtube Only **
Slam (1)
Slint (1)
The Smashing Pumpkins (1)
Snoop Dogg (1)
Souls of Mischief (1)
Soundgarden (1)
Super Mario RPG ** Youtube Only **
Superchunk (1)
Talk Talk (1)
Teenage Fanclub (1)
Tricky (1)
U2 (1)
Underworld (2)
The Verve (1)
Wagon Christ (1) ** Youtube Only **
The Wedding Present (1)
Weezer (2)
Wu-Tang Clan (1)
Yo La Tengo (1)

2000s:
Animal Collective (1)
Arcade Fire (1)
Art Brut (1) ** Youtube Only **
Bloc Party (1)
Coldplay (1)
Deltron 3030 (1)
Dizzee Rascal (1)
Editors (1)
Elf Power (1)
Eminem (1)
Guster (1)
The Hold Steady (1)
Interpol (1)
Jay Z (1) ** Not Streamable **
Jurassic 5 (1)
Kanye West (2)
The Killers (1)
The Kings of Convenience (2)
LTJ Bukem (1)
Maximo Park (1)
My Morning Jacket (1)
Nada Surf (2)
Outkast (1)
Radiohead (1)
The Shins (1)
Songs: Ohia (1)
The Stills (1)
The Streets (1)
The Strokes (1)
Tret Fure (1)
Vampire Weekend (1)
The White Stripes (2)
Wilco (2)
Wild Beasts (1)

2010s:
Abe Vigoda (1)
Angel Olsen (1)
Bill Callahan (1)
Cloud Nothings (1)
Courtney Barnett (1)
Disclosure (1)
Eternal Summers (3)
Foxygen (1)
Future Islands (2)
The Hold Steady (1)
Jen Cloher (2)
J. Cole (2)
Kendrick Lamarr (2)
Mac DeMarco (2)
Ought (1)
Parquet Courts (1)
Real Estate (1)
Sufjan Stevens (1)
Sun Kil Moon (1)
Triptides (1)
Ty Segall (2)
Veronica Falls (1)
Wild Beasts (2)

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