Tuesday, October 12, 2010

100 LP's You Should Own

These aren't necessarily my faves but these are 100 albums I think everyone needs to own, or at least hear:

1. The Moody Blues-Days Of Future Passed
2. John Barry-The Knack And How To Get It O.S.T.
3. Scott Walker-Scott 3
4. Dr. Feelgood-Down By The Jetty
5. Kaleidoscope-Tangerine Dream
6. The Pink Floyd-Piper At The Gates Of Dawn
7. Bill Fay-Time of The Last Persecution
8. Fairport Convention-Liege And Leif
9. Nick Drake-Five Leaves Left
10. Billy Nicholls-Would You Believe
11. The Hollies-For Certain Because
12. T Rex-Electric Warrior
13. Locomotive-We Are Everything You See
14. Elastic Band-Expansions On Life
15. Mighty Baby-Mighty Baby
16. Davy Graham-Midnight Man
17. Herbie Hancock-Takin’ Off
18. Chad & Jeremy-Of Cabbages And Kings
19. The Everly Brothers-Beat & Soul
20. Simon & Garfunkel-Sounds Of Silence
21. Smokey Robinson & The Miracles-Going To A Go-Go
22. Mark Murphy-Rah
23. The Tea Company-Come and Have Some Tea With Me
24. John Mayall-Bluesbreakers With John Mayall
25. Manfred Mann-Up The Junction
26. Gene Clark-With The Gosdin Brothers
27. David Bowie-Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From Mars
28. Booker T & The M.G.s-Green Onions
29. The Kinks-Are The Village Green Preservation Society
30. The Faces-1st Step
31. The Beatles-Revolver
32. The Bee Gees-Bee Gees 1st
33. Georgie Fame-Two Faces of Fame
34. The Rolling Stones-Aftermath
35. Caetano Veloso-Tropicalia
36. The Specials-More Specials
37. Kilburn & The High Roads-Handsome
38. XTC-Black Sea
39. Gabor Szabo-Jazz Raga
40. Hank Mobley-The Turnaround
41. Howlin’ Wolf-Howlin’ Wolf (the “Rocking Chair” LP)
42. Os Mutantes-same (1968, 1st LP)
43. The Graham Bond Organization-There’s A Bond Between Us
44. Deep Purple-Shades of…
45. Various-Club Ska ‘67
46. King Pleasure-King Pleasure Sings (w/ Annie Ross)
47. Mose Allison-A Word From Mose
48. The Yardbirds-Five Live
49. The Who-Sell Out
50. Tommy James & The Shondells-Crimson & Clover
51. Curtis Mayfield-Superfly
52. The Jimi Hendrix Experience-Are you Experienced?
53. Gal Costa-Gal Costa
54. Dexter Gordon-One Flight Up
55. Grant Green-Grantstand
56. The Beatles-Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Heart’s Club Band
57. Jacques Dutronc-same (1st LP)
58. The Small Faces-Ogden’s Nut Gone Flake
59. Caravan-same
60. The Stone Roses-same
61. The Zombies-Oddysey And Oracle
62. Bob Dylan-Highway 61 Revisited
63. The Velvet Underground-Peel It And See
64. The Jam-All Mod Cons
65.The Outsiders-C.Q.
66. Prince Buster-Fabulous Greatest Hits
67. Oscar Brown Jr.-Sin & Soul
68. The Clash-London Calling
69. The Pretty Things-S.F. Sorrow
70. Donovan-Sunshine Superman
71. The Tages-Studio
72. David Axelrod-Song Of Innocence
73. Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers-Moanin’
74. Lee Morgan-The Sidewinder
75. The Byrds-5D
76. Duncan Browne-Give Me Take You
77. Gary Walker And The Rain-Album No. 1
78. Serge Gainsbourg-Couleur Café
79. Manfred Hubler and Siegfried Schwab-Vampryos Lesbos Sexadelic Dance Party
80. Julie Driscoll, Brian Auger & The Trinity-Open
81. Various Artists-This Is Soul
82. The Move-same
83. The Association-Renaissance
84. Love-Forever Changes
85. Walter/Wendy Carlos-A Clockwork Orange O.S.T.
86. Milt Jackson-same
87. George Benson-It’s Uptown (The Most New Exciting Guitarist On The Jazz Scene Today)
88. The West Coast Pop Art Experimental Band-Part One
89. The Turtles-Battle Of The Bands
90. Stiff Little Fingers-Inflammable Material
91. The Stranglers-Black And White
92. The Doors-same
93. The Beach Boys-Pet Sounds
94. Jorge Ben-Ben E Samba Bom
95. Harry Nilsson-Pandemonium Shadow Show
96. Vashti-Just Another Diamond Day
97. Kevin Ayers-Joy Of A Toy
98. Alice Cooper-Easy Action
99. The Sweet-Desolation Boulevard
100. The Troggs-Cellophane


diskojoe said...

I own 27 of those albums on this list. As the internet cliche goes, mad props for including the VGPS (my fave rave Kinks album)& the 1st Jacques Dutronc album, as well as the Who Sell Out. This list doesn't seem to be a stereotypical "Mod" list, which is a good thing.

P.S.: I'm assuming that you mean the UK version of Aftermath.

Wilthomer said...

Absolutely, 14 tracks, WAY better than than that US butcher job!

Amy said...

I went in to one of my local record stores today for the first time with this list and picked up the Mose Allison and Brian Auger Trinity records Tu recommend. Hope all is well with you and your family. Amy xo