33 1/3 Series

1. Dusty Springfield’s Dusty in Memphis (1969)
by Warren Zanes
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2. Love’s Forever Changes (1967)
by Andrew Hultkrans
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  3. Neil Young’s Harvest (1972)
by Sam Inglis
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  4. The Kinks’ The Kinks Are the Village Green Preservation Society (1968)
by Andy Miller
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  5. The Smiths’ Meat Is Murder (1985)
by Joe Pernice
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  6. Pink Floyd’s The Piper at the Gates of Dawn (1967)
by John Cavanagh
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  7. ABBA’s ABBA Gold: Greatest Hits (1992)
by Elisabeth Vincentelli
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  8. The Jimi Hendrix Experience’s Electric Ladyland (1968)
by John Perry
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  9. Joy Division’s Unknown Pleasures (1979)
by Chris Ott
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  10. Prince’s Sign “☮” the Times (1987)
by Michaelangelo Matos
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  11. The Velvet Underground’s The Velvet Underground & Nico (1967)
by Joe Harvard
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  12. The Beatles’ Let It Be (1970)
by Steve Matteo
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13. James Brown’s Live at the Apollo (1963)
by Douglas Wolk
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  14. Jethro Tull’s Aqualung (1971)
by Allan Moore
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  15. Radiohead’s OK Computer (1997)
by Dai Griffiths
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  16. The Replacements’ Let It Be (1984)
by Colin Meloy
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  17. Led Zeppelin’s Led Zeppelin IV (1971)
by Erik Davis
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  18. The Rolling Stones’ Exile on Main St. (1972)
by Bill Janovitz
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  19. The Beach Boys’ Pet Sounds (1966)
by Jim Fusilli
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  20. Ramones’ Ramones (1976)
by Nicholas Rombes
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  21. Elvis Costello’s Armed Forces (1979)
by Franklin Bruno
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  22. R.E.M.’s Murmur (1983)
by J. Niimi
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  23. Jeff Buckley’s Grace (1994)
by Daphne Brooks
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  24. DJ Shadow’s Endtroducing….. (1996)
by Eliot Wilder
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  25. MC5’s Kick Out the Jams (1969)
by Don McLeese
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  26. David Bowie’s Low (1977)
by Hugo Wilcken
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  27. Bruce Springsteen’s Born in the U.S.A. (1984)
by Geoffrey Himes
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  28. The Band’s Music from Big Pink (1968)
by John Niven
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  29. Neutral Milk Hotel’s In the Aeroplane over the Sea (1998)
by Kim Cooper
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  30. Beastie Boys’ Paul’s Boutique (1989)
by Dan Le Roy
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  31. Pixies’ Doolittle (1989)
by Ben Sisario
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  32. Sly and the Family Stone’s There’s a Riot Goin’ On (1971)
by Miles Marshall Lewis
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  33. The Stone Roses’ The Stone Roses (1989)
by Alex Green
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  34. Nirvana’s In Utero (1993)
by Gillian G. Gaar
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  35. Bob Dylan’s Highway 61 Revisited (1965)
by Mark Polizzotti
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  36. My Bloody Valentine’s Loveless (1991)
by Mike McGonigal
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  37. The Who’s The Who Sell Out (1967)
by John Dougan
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  38. Guided by Voices’ Bee Thousand (1994)
by Marc Woodworth
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  39. Sonic Youth’s Daydream Nation (1988)
by Matthew Stearns
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  40. Joni Mitchell’s Court and Spark (1974)
by Sean Nelson
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  41. Guns N’ Roses’ Use Your Illusion I and II (1991)
by Eric Weisbard
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  42. Stevie Wonder’s Songs in the Key of Life (1976)
by Zeth Lundy
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  43. The Byrds’ The Notorious Byrd Brothers (1968)
by Ric Menck
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  44. Captain Beefheart’s Trout Mask Replica (1969)
by Kevin Courrier
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  45. Minutemen’s Double Nickels on the Dime (1984)
by Michael T. Fournier
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  46. Steely Dan’s Aja (1977)
by Don Breithaupt
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  47. A Tribe Called Quest’s People’s Instinctive Travels and the Paths of Rhythm (1990)
by Shawn Taylor
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  48. PJ Harvey’s Rid of Me (1993)
by Kate Schatz
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  49. U2’s Achtung Baby (1991)
by Stephen Catanzarite
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  50. Belle & Sebastian’s If You’re Feeling Sinister (1996)
by Scott Plagenhoef
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  51. Nick Drake’s Pink Moon (1972)
by Amanda Petrusich
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  52. Celine Dion’s Let’s Talk About Love (1997)
by Carl Wilson
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  53. Tom Waits’ Swordfishtrombones (1983)
by David Smay
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  54. Throbbing Gristle’s 20 Jazz Funk Greats (1979)
by Drew Daniel
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  55. Patti Smith’s Horses (1975)
by Philip Shaw
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  56. Black Sabbath’s Master of Reality (1971)
by John Darnielle
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  57. Slayer’s Reign in Blood (1986)
by D.X. Ferris
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  58. Richard and Linda Thompson’s Shoot Out the Lights (1982)
by Hayden Childs
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  59. The Afghan Whigs’ Gentlemen (1993)
by Bob Gendron
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  60. The Pogues’ Rum, Sodomy, and the Lash (1985)
by Jeffery T. Roesgen
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  61. The Flying Burrito Brothers’ The Gilded Palace of Sin (1969)
by Bob Proehl
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  62. Wire’s Pink Flag (1977)
by Wilson Neate
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  63. Elliott Smith’s XO (1998)
by Mathew Lemay
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  64. Nas’ Illmatic (1994)
by Matthew Gasteier
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  65. Big Star’s Radio City (1974)
by Bruce Eaton
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  66. Madness’ One Step Beyond… (1979)
by Terry Edwards
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  67. Brian Eno’s Another Green World (1975)
by Geeta Dayal
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  68. The Flaming Lips’ Zaireeka (1997)
by Mark Richardson
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  69. The Magnetic Fields’ 69 Love Songs (1999)
by LD Beghtol
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  70. Israel Kamakawiwo’ole’s Facing Future (1993)
by Dan Kois
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  71. Public Enemy’s It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back (1988)
by Christopher R. Weingarten
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  72. Pavement’s Wowee Zowee (1995)
by Bryan Charles
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  73. AC/DC’s Highway to Hell (1979)
by Joe Bonomo
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  74. Van Dyke Parks’s Song Cycle (1968)
by Richard Henderson
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  75. Slint’s Spiderland (1991)
by Scott Tennent
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  76. Radiohead’s Kid A (2000)
by Marvin Lin
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  77. Fleetwood Mac’s Tusk (1979)
by Rob Trucks
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  78. Nine Inch Nails’ Pretty Hate Machine (1989)
by Daphne Carr
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  79. Ween’s Chocolate and Cheese (1994)
by Hank Shteamer
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  80. Johnny Cash’s American Recordings (1994)
by Tony Tost
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  81. The Rolling Stones’ Some Girls (1978)
by Cyrus Patell
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  82. Dinosaur Jr.’s You’re Living All Over Me (1987)
by Nick Attfield
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  83. Television’s Marquee Moon (1977)
by Bryan Waterman
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  84. Aretha Franklin’s Amazing Grace (1972)
by Aaron Cohen
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  85. Portishead’s Dummy (1994)
by RJ Wheaton
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  86. Talking Heads’ Fear of Music (1979)
by Jonathan Lethem
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  87. Serge Gainsbourg’s Histoire de Melody Nelson (1971)
by Darran Anderson
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  88. They Might Be Giants’ Flood (1990)
by S. Alexander Reed and Philip Sandifer
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  89. Andrew W.K.’s I Get Wet (2001)
by Phillip Crandall
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Aphex Twin 90. Aphex Twin’s Selected Ambient Works Volume II (1994)
by Marc Weidenbaum
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  91. Gang of Four’s Entertainment (1979)
by Kevin J.H. Dettmar
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  92. Richard Hell and the Voidoids’ Blank Generation (1977)
by Pete Astor
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  93. J Dilla’s Donuts (2006)
by Jordan Ferguson
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  94. The Beach Boys’ Smile (1967)
by Luis Sanchez
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  95. Oasis’ Definitely Maybe (1994)
by Alex Niven
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  96. Liz Phair’s Exile in Guyville (1993)
by Gina Arnold
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97. Kanye West’s My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy (2010)
by Kirk Walker Graves
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98. Danger Mouse’s The Grey Album (2004)
by Charles Fairchild
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99. Sigur Rós’s () (2002)
by Ethan Hayden
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100. Michael Jackson’s Dangerous (1991)
by Susan Fast
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101. Can’s Tago Mago (1971)
by Alan Warner
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102. Bobbie Gentry’s Ode to Billie Joe (1967)
by Tara Murtha
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103. Hole’s Live Through This (1994)
by Anwen Crawford
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104. Devo’s Freedom of Choice (1980)
by Evie Nagy
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105. Dead Kennedys’ Fresh Fruit for Rotting Vegetables (1980)
by Michael Stewart Foley
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106. Koji Kondo’s Super Mario Bros. (1985)
by Andrew Schartmann
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107. Beat Happening’s Beat Happening (1985)
by Bryan C. Parker
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108. Metallica’s Metallica (1991)
by David Masciotra
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109. Phish’s A Live One (1995)
by Walter Holland
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110. Miles Davis’ Bitches Brew (1970)
by George Grella Jr.
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111. Blondie’s Parallel Lines (1978)
by Kembrew McLeod
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112. Grateful Dead’s Workingman’s Dead (1970)
by Buzz Poole
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113. New Kids On The Block’s Hangin’ Tough (1988)
by Rebecca Wallwork
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114. The Geto Boys’ The Geto Boys (1990)
by Rolf Potts
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115. Sleater-Kinney’s Dig Me Out (1997)
by Jovana Babovic
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  6. JP

    Someone needs to do Talk Talk’s Spirit of Eden/Laughing Stock. Can’t think of two albums more interesting and worthy of a book.

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