59. Toto: Toto IV

59. Toto: Toto IV

Africa is great, but you know this already the rest don’t hold up. But to give a taste, if you like this kind of thing,…

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58. D'Angelo: Brown Sugar

58. D’Angelo: Brown Sugar

I listen to these, In car, working, and dancing, To give a fair shake These songs were made for a different activity, Nothin wrong with…

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57. Beyonce: Lemonade

57. Beyonce: Lemonade

Lived up to the hype of being totally robbed of album Grammy. Honesty and hurt, the righteous anger throughout, Loved “Don’t Hurt Yourself”

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56. Anderson .Paak: Malibu

56. Anderson .Paak: Malibu

Songs so funky good, Almost got me singing words, I’m not allowed to. Nor do I want to, but hard when “Come Down” comes on, not…

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55: Brooks & Dunn: Brand New Man

55: Brooks & Dunn: Brand New Man

“Neon Moon” impressed, Dunn is a good songwriter of pop country songs about girls and bars though I am glad I listened, might not return…

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54. Yes: Fragile

54. Yes: Fragile

Half throwaway songs, Half progressive rock epics! “Roundabout” still tops. “Heart of the Sunrise” At time sounds like funk grunge, I guess Flea’s a fan?

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53. The Beach Boys: Surf's Up

53. The Beach Boys: Surf’s Up

Lot of good tunes here, Though none as good as “Surf’s Up” try “Long Promised Road”

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52. Nina Simone: The Essential

52. Nina Simone: The Essential

A double album, for which I would recommend like a dozen songs. Tons of great stuff here, “Sinnerman” is a classic, great protest songs too…

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51. The Music Man

51. The Music Man

Wells Fargo wagon? Were these songs always corny? A throwback throwback? Corniness aside, These are some fun catchy tunes, Like, say, “Rock Island”

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50. Trolls: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack

50. Trolls: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack

Quality new ones and a few decent covers Well produced, JT. My daughter will make me hear this album over and over again So for now…

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49. Drake: Views

49. Drake: Views

Maybe overlong But just for those on deadline like me and critics Alot here to hear Though known best as a rapper liked his soul…

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48. Ed Sheeran: x

48. Ed Sheeran: x

Fine singer fine songs For my taste I’d like less pop Thou I liked “Sing” best.

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47. Amy Winehouse: Back to Black

47. Amy Winehouse: Back to Black

Terrible advice Never has sounded so good, Thanks, again, Dap Kings! There some light classics Like “Love is a Losing Game” but most weigh heavy…

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46. Herbie Hancock: River: the Joni Letters

46. Herbie Hancock: River: the Joni Letters

Why’d it take me long To hear a fav jazz artist play great songwriting Herbie and Joni’s “lifetime achievement award” truly very good As much…

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45. 2Pac: Me Against the World

45. 2Pac: Me Against the World

I was first turned off by the baritone rapping, and gangsta bragging But reading along could hear him bearing his soul, and his poet mind…

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44. Jao Gilberto and Stan Getz: Getz/Gilberto

44. Jao Gilberto and Stan Getz: Getz/Gilberto

Seven minutes in I thought “why don’t we hear more Bossa Nova songs?” Twenty minutes in “Ugh! Bossa Nova again? There’s other styles!” They don’t…

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43. Billie Holiday: 20th Century Masters

43. Billie Holiday: 20th Century Masters

This starts with “Strange Fruit” hits you right out of the gate, then onto love songs. Or sort-of love songs, Songs about being beaten, That…

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42. Adele: 25

42. Adele: 25

If I had to guess She’ll win for best album* Because it’s damn good “Send my Love” is swell, but for a non-big-hit try “Million…

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41. Bruno Mars: Doo-Wops & Hooligans

41. Bruno Mars: Doo-Wops & Hooligans

If Bruno’s lyrics were a little less braggy I’d like this a lot I guess this is pop The songs are catchy and flawed and…

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40. Taylor Swift: Red

40. Taylor Swift: Red

If you have three loves: pop, rock, and country music, Tay Tay is your mix. Since I like rock more, I took to her rock…

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39. Jack White: Lazeretto

39. Jack White: Lazeretto

A completest one, And a quality addition classic Jack White. If you don’t know, try “Lazeretto”, if you do “Temporary Ground.”

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38. Sharon Jones: Give the People What They Want

38. Sharon Jones: Give the People What They Want

A heartbroken loss She gave us a ton of soul to last a lifetime Superb vintage sound, But her vintage voice is best, Try “Long…

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37. Skrillex: Scary Monsters and Nice Sprites

37. Skrillex: Scary Monsters and Nice Sprites

It’s impressive but Digital pyrotechnics are not made for me Maybe in a club, with drugs, but I do neither… “All I Ask Of You”

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36. MGMT: Oracular Spectacular

36. MGMT: Oracular Spectacular

All the hits are hits Bowie odes like “Weekend Wars” Are quality too.

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35. Natalia Lafourcade: Hasta la Raíz

35. Natalia Lafourcade: Hasta la Raíz

A pleasant listen, Good pop rock songs sung well Will return to these. I guess I will pick “Mi Lugar Favorito” joyous little song.

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34. Air: Moon Safari

34. Air: Moon Safari

Says a lot that the worst song here was the single grumpy “Sexy Boy,” The rest are jazzy, beautiful, downtempo songs like “Ce Matin-Lá“

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33. The Breeders: Last Splash

33. The Breeders: Last Splash

Try “No Aloha” I’d have dug this my teen years I dig it now too How did I miss this? I really loved “Cannonball” Was…

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32. Duran Duran: Duran Duran

32. Duran Duran: Duran Duran

Quality debut, Are all their songs this angry? Let’s go: “Friends of Mine“

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