Monday, January 16, 2006

Albums You Can Swear By

Boone picks his favorite albums from the 60s, 70s, 80s, 90s, and 00s. He hopes to write about each album in depth sometime before he bites the dust.


The Beach Boys: Pet Sounds (Capitol, 1966)
The Beatles: Abbey Road (Capitol, 1969)
The Beatles: The Beatles AKA The White Album (Capitol, 1968)
The Byrds: Mr. Tambourine Man (Columbia, 1965)
John Coltrane: A Love Supreme (Impulse!, 1964)
Miles Davis: In A Silent Way (Columbia, 1969)
Bob Dylan: Highway 61 Revisited (Columbia, 1965)
Bob Dylan: Blonde on Blonde (Columbia, 1966)
The Doors: The Doors (Elektra, 1967)
Jimi Hendrix: Electric Ladyland (MCA, 1968)
Love: Forever Changes (Elektra, 1967)
Lee Morgan: Search for the New Land (Blue Note, 1964)
The Mamas and the Papas: If You Can Believe Your Eyes and Ears (Dunhill, 1966)
The Mothers of Invention: We're Only in It for the Money (Rykodisc, 1968)
The Rolling Stones: Beggar's Banquet (ABCKO, 1968)
Van Morrison: Astral Weeks (Warner Bros., 1968)
The Velvet Underground: The Velvet Underground & Nico (Verve, 1967)
The Zombies: Odessey and Oracle (Date, 1968)


David Bowie: The Rise & Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders From Mars (RCA, 1972)
David Bowie: Low (Virgin, 1977)
Jackson Browne: Jackson Browne (Asylum, 1972)
The Clash: London Calling (CBS, 1979)
Elvis Costello: My Aim Is True (Columbia, 1977)
Miles Davis: Bitches Brew (Columbia, 1970)
Nick Drake: Pink Moon (Island, 1972)
Bob Dylan: Blood on the Tracks (Columbia, 1975)
Serge Gainsbourg: Historie de Melody Nelson (Philips, 1971)
Gang of Four: Entertainment! (Warner Brothers, 1979)
Joy Division: Unknown Pleasures (Qwest, 1979)
Led Zeppelin: IV (Atlantic, 1971)
Joni Mitchell: Blue (Reprise, 1971)
Pink Floyd: The Dark Side of the Moon (Capitol, 1973)
Pink Floyd: The Wall (Columbia, 1979)
The Rolling Stones: Sticky Fingers (Virgin, 1971)
The Rolling Stones: Exile on Main Street (Rolling Stones, 1972)
Bruce Springsteen: The Wild, the Innocent & the E Street Shuffle (Columbia, 1973)
T.Rex: Electric Warrior (Reprise, 1971)
T.Rex: The Slider (EMI, 1972)
Television: Marquee Moon (Elektra, 1977)
The Who: Who's Next (Decca, 1971)
Neil Young: On the Beach (Warner Brothers, 1974)


Beastie Boys: Paul's Boutique (Capitol, 1989)
Elvis Costello & The Attractions: Get Happy!! (1980, Columbia)
Brian Eno & David Byrne: My Life in the Bush of Ghosts (Sire, 1981)
Guns N' Roses: Appetite for Destruction (Geffen, 1987)
Hüsker Dü: Zen Arcade (SST, 1984)
Joy Division: Closer (Qwest, 1980)
Minutemen: Double Nickels on the Dime (SST, 1984)
Pixies: Doolittle (4AD/Elektra, 1989)
The Police: Synchronicity (A&M, 1983)
R.E.M.: Murmur (IRS, 1983)
The Smiths: Hatful of Hollow (Sire, 1984)
The Smiths: The Queen is Dead (Sire, 1986)
Sonic Youth: Daydream Nation (DGC, 1988)
Bruce Springsteen: Born in the U.S.A. (Columbia, 1984)
U2: The Joshua Tree (Island, 1987)
Violent Femmes (Rough Trade, 1983)
Tom Waits: Rain Dogs (Island, 1985)
The Vapors: New Clear Days (Captain Mod, 1980)
XTC: Skylarking (Geffen, 1986)


Air: Moon Safari (Astralwerks, 1998)
Tori Amos: Little Earthquakes (Atlantic, 1992)
Tori Amos: Under the Pink (Atlantic, 1994)
Tori Amos: Boys for Pele (Atlantic, 1996)
Belle & Sebastian: If You're Feeling Sinister (The Enclave, 1996)
Jeff Buckley: Grace (Columbia, 1994)
Built To Spill: Keep It Like a Secret (Warner Bros., 1999)
Counting Crows: August and Everything After (Geffen, 1993)
Motorpsycho: Timothy's Monster (Bird Cage, 1996)
Modest Mouse: The Lonesome Crowded West (Up, 1997)
Neutral Milk Hotel: In the Aeroplane Over the Sea (Merge, 1998)
Nine Inch Nails: The Downward Spiral (Nothing/Interscope, 1994)
Nirvana: Nevermind (DGC, 1991)
Nirvana: In Utero (DGC, 1993)
Outkast: Aquemini (LaFace, 1998)
Pavement: Crooked Rain, Crooked Rain (Matador, 1994)
Radiohead: OK Computer (Capitol, 1997)
Radiohead: The Bends (Capitol, 1995)
R.E.M.: Automatic for the People (Warner Bros., 1992)
Sigur Rós: Ágætis Byrjun (Bad Taste, 1999)
The Smashing Pumpkins: Siamese Dream (Virgin, 1993)
The Smashing Pumpkins: Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness (Virgin, 1995)
Elliott Smith: Elliott Smith (Kill Rock Stars, 1995)
Elliott Smith: Either/Or (Kill Rock Stars, 1997)
Elliott Smith: XO (Dreamworks, 1998)
Sublime: Sublime (MCA, 1996)
U2: Achtung Baby (Island, 1991)
The Verve: Urban Hymns (Virgin, 1997)
Weezer: Weezer (DGC, 1994)
Wilco: Summerteeth (Reprise, 1999)


Ryan Adams: Heartbreaker (Bloodshot, 2000)
Ryan Adams: Cold Roses (Lost Highway, 2005)
Animal Collective: Sung Tongs (Fat Cat, 2004)
The Arcade Fire: Funeral (Merge, 2004)
Badly Drawn Boy: The Hour of Bewilderbeast (Twisted Nerve/XL Recordings, 2000)
Devendra Banhart: Cripple Crow (XL, 2005)
Bright Eyes: Lifted... (Saddle Creek, 2002)
Bright Eyes: I'm Wide Awake, It's Morning (Saddle Creek, 2005)
Broken Social Scene: You Forgot It In People (Paper Bag,2002)
Broken Social Scene: Broken Social Scene (Arts & Crafts, 2005)
The Clientele: Suburban Light (Merge, 2000)
The Comas: Conductor (Yep Roc, 2004)
Death Cab For Cutie: Forbidden Love EP (Barsuk, 2000)
Death Cab For Cutie: The Photo Album (Barsuk, 2001)
The Decemberists: Castaways & Cutouts (Kill Rock Stars, 2003)
The Elected: Me First (Sub Pop, 2004)
Interpol: Turn on the Bright Lights (Matador, 2001)
Iron & Wine: The Creek Drank the Cradle (Sub Pop, 2002)
Matthew Jay: Draw (Capitol, 2001)
Modest Mouse: The Moon & Antarctica (Epic, 2000)
Moonbabies: The Orange Billboard (A Hidden Agenda Record, 2004)
Radiohead: Kid A (Capitol, 2000)
Bill Ricchini: Ordinary Time (Megaforce, 2002)
The Shins: Oh, Inverted World (Sub Pop, 2001)
Sodastream: Looks Like a Russian (Tugboat, 2000)
Sufjan Stevens: Illinois (Asthmatic Kitty, 2005)
The Strokes: Is This It? (RCA, 2001)
Sun Kil Moon: Ghosts of the Great Highway (JetSet, 2003)
Kanye West: The College Dropout (Roc-A-Fella, 2004)
The White Stripes: White Blood Cells (Sympathy for the Record Industry, 2001)
Wolf Parade: Apologies to the Queen Mary (Sub Pop, 2005)
The Wrens: The Meadowlands (Absolutely Kosher, 2003)


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