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
78. Avenue Q: Original Broadway Cast
79. Jackson Browne: The Pretender
80. Whitney Houston: Bodyguard Soundtrack
81. John Coltrane: Giant Steps
82. LL Cool J: Mama Said Knock You Out
83. Chuck Berry: Chuck Berry Is On Top
84. Sarah Jarosz: Undercurrent
85. Benny Goodman Trio & Quarteet: The Complete (1935-1939)
86. The Supremes: Where Did Our Love Go
87. Peter Frampton: Frampton Comes Alive!
88. Cyndi Lauper: She’s So Unusual
89. Liz Phair: Exit from Guyville
90. Solange: A Seat at the Table
91. Justin Beiber: Purpose
92. Cannonball Adderley: Somethin’ Else
93. Ralph Stanley: The Best Of
94. Christopher Cross: Christopher Cross
95. Prince: Sign ‘O’ The Times
96. PJ Harvey: Let England Shake
97. The Book of Mormon: Original Broadway Cast
98. Kendrick Lamar: untitled unmastered.
99. Louis Jordan: Greatest Hits
100. Dolly Parton: Ultimate Dolly Parton

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

and “Revolution”:
Part cover and part response
all good as get out.

More songs should sample,
the great “Funkier than a
Mosquito’s tweeter.”


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 songs best

Whether it’s honest
I don’t know, at least pretends
to be honest.

Of the twenty songs
Try “Keep the Family Close”
first because it’s first.

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 songs more,
I wish there were more

Of those I would pick
The anthemic “Last Time” duet
Guess what? she’s very good.