31. Steely Dan: Aja

31. Steely Dan: Aja

Jazz and disco rock, All crisply produced with care, Take their big “Black Cow” But the best is “Peg” Michael McDonald backing Still my fav…

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30. Ray Charles: The Genius of Ray Charles

30. Ray Charles: The Genius of Ray Charles

Soulful stripper songs Kidding, second half is ace, Check out “Deed I Do“

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29. Scott Joplin: Original Ragtime

29. Scott Joplin: Original Ragtime

Can’t help but hear these Loudly banging out from a Player piano. Joplin, ragtime king Could craft great lil melodies, like “Paragon Rag.”

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28: Wu-Tang Clan: Enter the Wu-Tang

28: Wu-Tang Clan: Enter the Wu-Tang

I love rap posses, and Wu Tang are a huge one and they’re tons of fun Old school kung fu films are Half gangsta, half…

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27. Sturgil Simpson: A Sailor's Guide to Earth

27. Sturgil Simpson: A Sailor’s Guide to Earth

Hey it’s the Dap Kings! Ready to make any song into a great song. I guess it’s that time Time to revisit country, because it’s…

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26. Sia: This is Acting

26. Sia: This is Acting

Hush the prude in me, Hiding behind my headphones, Hearing Sia sing in blushing lyrics in depth on her “Sweet Design” or maybe J-lo’s? She…

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25. Sweeney Todd (2012 London Cast Recording)

25. Sweeney Todd (2012 London Cast Recording)

In which “By the Sea” leads me to “I Wish” motifs, in most musicals Getting the humor of “The Worst Pies in London” on the third…

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24. Judy Garland: Live at Carnegie Hall

24. Judy Garland: Live at Carnegie Hall

Judymania envelopes the audience at least the men there. It gets exciting Unlike screams for Beatles doesn’t must the tunes. There’s great city songs, “San…

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23. Otis Redding: Otis Blue

23. Otis Redding: Otis Blue

First half is pure joy Rest felt like karaoke, Great karaoke. He’d like Pokemon. “Gotta, Gotta” catch them all! I’m proud of that joke. New…

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22. Radiohead: Moon Shaped Pool

22. Radiohead: Moon Shaped Pool

Once my favorite band, The Bends, OK Computer, were my obsession. It’s like King of Limbs, great and unmemorable, pretty and morose. They have found…

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21. Sunday in the Park with George (London Cast Recording)

21. Sunday in the Park with George (London Cast Recording)

Often beautiful. Unlike any musical I have ever heard. But music can’t show the order, design, and light, Nor the “blue, blue, blue…” Love “Color…

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20. The Ramones: The Ramones

20. The Ramones: The Ramones

Easily dismissed, If not for such catchy songs, and punk attitude. Track by track: Great, shit, great, great, shit shit shit, shit, great, good, shit,…

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19. George Michael: Faith

19. George Michael: Faith

Five songs in I thought Am I gonna know all these? Damn me, he was good. Beautiful voice, sure. But could craft a great song…

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18. The Andrew Sisters: Best of...

18. The Andrew Sisters: Best of…

Nothing ruins flow, like track four: Jingle Bells. Skip it ’till I don’t. Romantic rust belt plays Pennsylvania Polka, silly like Scranton. Nothing did outshine…

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17. Aretha Franklin: Lady Soul

17. Aretha Franklin: Lady Soul

Shampoo ads made me hate “You Make Me Feel Like A Natural Woman” I hate it no more. it’s wonderful, beautiful, undeniable.

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16. Duke Ellington: Sacred Concert

16. Duke Ellington: Sacred Concert

Song inferred Beatles weren’t ’round in the beginning #notmycreation I liked “David Danced Before the Lord with All His Might” and you should too. Unseen…

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15. Alabama Shakes: Sound & Color

15. Alabama Shakes: Sound & Color

Listened to this blind. Thought, wow, this white guy can sing, Soul and falsetto. My apologies, this lady kicks so much ass, I am now…

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14. The Hamilton Mixtape

14. The Hamilton Mixtape

Nothing bad to say, Well not true. There’s “You’ll Be Back.” Lost its sassy-ness. Most of the covers Don’t beat the originals Although “Burn” gets…

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13. twenty one pilots: Blurryface

13. twenty one pilots: Blurryface

Good and terrible. Alternative/popular. So honest, so fake. Fun and melodic, Genre bending and stealing What’s with the accents? Jamaican accents, your “wanted and on…

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12. Paganini: Violin Concerto 1 and 4

12. Paganini: Violin Concerto 1 and 4

24 caprices Is my classical fav’rite Hard act to follow This didn’t grab me Although very impressive Will listen again.

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11. Wicked (Original Cast Recording)

11. Wicked (Original Cast Recording)

It did not start well I was not optimistic but it found its feet As for the best song it’s “Defying Gravity” Idina: let’s go!…

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10. Stevie Wonder: Hotter Than July

10. Stevie Wonder: Hotter Than July

High Fidelity Taught me 80s Stevie sucked. Barry taught me wrong. It makes me happy “All I do” is dance to this, Again and again.

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9. James Taylor: Sweet Baby James

9. James Taylor: Sweet Baby James

To enjoy sweet James Gotta get on his wavelength Quiet quality. “Country Road” takes me but really “Fire and Rain” But really, not bad!

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8. Frank Ocean: Blonde

8. Frank Ocean: Blonde

His beautiful voice, His lyrics, his melodies Dancin’, relaxin’ And like Queen Adele, Ocean mines a broken heart That long since healed That’s okay with…

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7. A Tribe Called Quest: The Love Movement

7. A Tribe Called Quest: The Love Movement

Love their other stuff But sadly after a week This didn’t move me.

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6. Dusty Springfield: A Brand New Me

6. Dusty Springfield: A Brand New Me

“Dusty in Philly” Should have been the album name Awful cover too But the songs are great Gamble and Huff and Dusty Are a perfect…

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5. Bruce Springstein: Born in the USA

5. Bruce Springstein: Born in the USA

Seven songs I knew The others are pretty good Can’t stand title track Lots of organ here Sounds like baseball. On purpose? Check out “Downbound…

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4. Miles Davis: In a Silent Way

4. Miles Davis: In a Silent Way

It’s good. It’s solid. But unlike his “Kind of Blue” Hasn’t grabbed me, yet. Each song takes a side, So if I have to choose…

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3. Beyonce: Beyonce

3. Beyonce: Beyonce

Production values! Anthemic! Inspiring! Now to the bad stuff: Challenger sample, Jay-Z brags he’s Ike Turner, What a warning sign. “Pretty Hurts” is fab But…

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2. The Monkees: Pisces, Aquarius, Capricorn & Jones, Ltd.

2. The Monkees: Pisces, Aquarius, Capricorn & Jones, Ltd.

I am nostalgic I am defensive as well Primed to enjoy this And it’s, well, it’s fine Contains a few good rockers, The rest is…

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1. Beck: Morning Phase

1. Beck: Morning Phase

One Foot in the Grave Is now the only Beck joint I have yet to hear Best album? What hype! Began as Sea Change mimic…

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