The All-TIME 100 Albums

Here’s the list. Here’s what I have:

2000s
Elvis: 30 No. 1 Hits-Elvis Presley-BMG/Elvis, 2002. Isn’t it a bit of a cheat that there are so many compilation albums from an earlier era in this decade?
1990s
Car Wheels on a Gravel Road-Lucinda Williams-Universal, 1998. Like a lot.
OK Computer-Radiohead-Capitol, 1997. Don’t listen to a lot.
Time Out of Mind-Bob Dylan*-Sony, 1997
(What’s the Story) Morning Glory-Oasis-Sony, 1995
Achtung Baby-U2*-Island, 1991
Nevermind-Nirvana*- DGC Records, 1991
Out of Time-R.E.M.*-Warner Brothers, 1991
Phil Spector, Back to Mono (1958 – 1969)-Various Artists-Abkco, 1991
Ropin’ The Wind-Garth Brooks*-Capitol, 1991
1980s
Document R.E.M.*-I.R.S. Records, 1987
Sign O’ The Times-Prince*-Paisley Park, 1987
The Joshua Tree-U2*- Island, 1987
Graceland-Paul Simon*-Warner Brothers, 1986 On LP and CD
Legend- Bob Marley and the Wailers-Island/Tuff Gong, 1984
Purple Rain-Prince*-Warner Brothers, 1984 On LP and CD
Stop Making Sense-Talking Heads*-Warner Brothers/Wea, 1984 On LP, and fairly recently. I saw the Talking Heads on this tour, at Saratoga. GREAT concert.
The Great Twenty-Eight-Chuck Berry MCA, 1982 On LP
Thriller-Michael Jackson Sony, 1982 On LP
1970s
London Calling-The Clash*-Sony, 1979 On LP and Japanese import CD
Never Mind the Bollocks, Here’s the Sex Pistols-The Sex Pistols-Warner Brothers/Wea, 1977 On LP, but not listened to much.
Rumours-Fleetwood Mac*-Warner Brothers, 1977 On LP. Not a favorite album of some folks I like.
Hotel California-The Eagles-Elektra/Wea, 1976 On LP and CD
Songs in the Key of Life-Stevie Wonder*-Motown, 1976 On LP and CD
Born to Run-Bruce Springsteen*-Sony, 1975 On LP and CD
Horses-Patti Smith-Arista, 1975 On LP
Call Me-Al Green-The Right Stuff, 1973
Goodbye Yellow Brick Road-Elton John-MCA, 1973 On LP
The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust-David Bowie*-RCA, 1972 On LP and CD
Exile on Main Street-The Rolling Stones*-Virgin, 1972 Would have made a great single album.
Talking Book-Stevie Wonder*-UMG Recordings, 1972 On LP and CD
The Harder They Come-Jimmy Cliff and Various Artists-Island, 1972 On LP and CD
Blue-Joni Mitchell*-Warner Brothers/Wea, 1971 On LP and CD

Hunky Dory-David Bowie*-RCA, 1971 On LP, won from my college radio station.
Led Zeppelin IV (a.k.a. Zoso)-Led Zeppelin*-Wea International, 1971 On LP

Sticky Fingers-The Rolling Stones*-Virgin, 1971 On LP and CD
Tapestry-Carole King-Ode/A&M, 1971 On LP and CD. I bought the Sticky Fingers and Tapestry LPs on the same day in 1971 or 1972.
What’s Going On-Marvin Gaye*-Motown, 1971 On LP and CD
Who’s Next-The Who*-Mobile Fidelity, 1971 On LP and CD
After the Gold Rush-Neil Young*-Reprise, 1970 On LP, though I now have a digital copy
Bridge Over Troubled Water-Simon and Garfunkel*-Columbia, 1970 On LP, though most of the songs appear on the S&G CD box set, which I have.
Plastic Ono Band-John Lennon*-Apple/EMI, 1970 On LP and CD
Moondance-Van Morrison-Warner Brothers/Wea, 1970
1960s
Abbey Road-The Beatles*-Capitol, 1969 On LP and CD
Bitches Brew-Miles Davis-Sony, 1969 On LP
Stand! Sly & the Family Stone Epic, 1969 On LP
The Band-The Band*-Capitol, 1969 On LP and CD
Astral Weeks-Van Morrison-Warner Brothers/Wea, 1968
At Folsom Prison-Johnny Cash-Sony, 1968 Bought in the 1990s after rediscovering JRC.
The Beatles (“The White Album”)-The Beatles*-Capitol, 1968 On LP and CD
Are You Experienced-The Jimi Hendrix Experience-Experience Hendrix, 1967 On LP
Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band-The Beatles*-Capitol, 1967 ON LP and CD
Blonde on Blonde-Bob Dylan*-Columbia, 1966
Pet Sounds-The Beach Boys*-DCC, 1966 On LP and CD
Revolver-The Beatles*-Capitol, 1966 On LP and CD
Highway 61 Revisited-Bob Dylan*-Columbia, 1965 Purchased in this century.
Rubber Soul The Beatles*-Capitol, 1965 On LP and CD
1950s
Kind of Blue-Miles Davis-Sony, 1959

That’s 58 out of 100. Some of the artists on the TIME list (Aretha, Robert Johnson, Sam Cooke, Frank Sinatra), I have a box set of their music but not the specific discs mentioned. The ONLY thing on my “must get” list is:
Modern Sounds in Country and Western Music Ray Charles ABC/Paramount, 1962
The * means I have so many of this artist percentagewise, in relation to their total output, that it’s a bit of a cheat to count. Given the number of LP/CD designations I have, I shan’t worry as much about certain, let’s say, technological innovations.
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This is what Tosy has from the list.

Author: Roger

I'm a librarian. I hear music, even when it's not being played. I used to work at a comic book store, and it still informs my life. I won once on JEOPARDY! - ditto.

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