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73. John Prine: John Prine 74. Erykah Badu: Baduizm 75. Sonic Youth: Daydream Nation 76. Kanye West: The College Dropout 77. The Jerry Cans: Nunavuttitut…

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73. John Prine: John Prine

73. John Prine: John Prine

My friend hated this But thought that I would love it, He was right. Love it. Dylan inspired, As good as Dylan at times, like…

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72. The Magnetic Fields: 50 Song Memoir

72. The Magnetic Fields: 50 Song Memoir

Enjoyed this album, For the few days NPR had it up for free. In “Life Ain’t All Bad” his acidic wit rivals only Morrissey. Only…

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71. The Pirates of Penzance

71. The Pirates of Penzance

1968 Decca album. Film version: 1982 Both were good times had, Though film sets were pretty bad, on purpose or not. The pirates were great…

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70. Lorde: Pure Heroine

70. Lorde: Pure Heroine

Atmospheric moods, Lorde is “coming for the crown,” Postal Service crown? Didn’t realize Lorde was so young and still is cheers to her future. Her…

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69. The Lonely Island: Turtleneck & Chain

69. The Lonely Island: Turtleneck & Chain

The first and not last, Truly comedic album on my list so far. Happily vulgar but essentially Weird Al that is a good thing. Love…

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68. Metallica: Metallica (Black Album)

68. Metallica: Metallica (Black Album)

Silly serious, Spinal Tap at times, like their “None more black” cover Take “Of Wolf and Man‘ With “I hunt, therefore I am” And “shapeshift”…

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67. Santana: Abraxas

67. Santana: Abraxas

Santanamazing, Drummer, organist are too Vocals are OK. Love the White Stripesy “I Hope You’re Feeling Better” and all the hits too….

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66. Eagles: Hotel California

66. Eagles: Hotel California

Do people hate this, Or just think they do because Big Lebowski did Side one full of hits, The non-hits did not impress Good and…

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65. Mozart: The Marriage of Figaro

65. Mozart: The Marriage of Figaro

Listened to album from London Philharmonic and film from Paris. The music’s all good, but it helped that the film had English subtitles 3 hours…

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64. Gipsy Kings: Best of Gipsy Kings

64. Gipsy Kings: Best of Gipsy Kings

Love the rhythms, guys, Earwormed from the first listen, Let’s all relax dance! Loved Djobi Djoba, But couldn’t remember if I’ve heard it before

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63. Foo Fighters: The Colour and the Shape

63. Foo Fighters: The Colour and the Shape

Decent power pop and good acoustic tunes like “Walking After You” Very helpful that The most offensive song is unlistenable.

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62. Arcade Fire: Reflektor

62. Arcade Fire: Reflektor

Not quite as great as Funeral and The Suburbs But very few are. “Here Comes the Night Time” might be my favorite right now, is…

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61. Kinky Boots: Original Broadway Cast Recording

61. Kinky Boots: Original Broadway Cast Recording

Fun songs. The best is “The History of Wrong Guys” This Cyndi girl’s good!

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60. Tune Yards - whokill

60. Tune Yards – whokill

Start with “My Country” And then just keep on going, Til you reach the end Because these are good, fun and danceable art pop, lofi…

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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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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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