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Thanks so much Henrik for the new update!
With the new update comes one of my favorite simple list games (and a nice way to organize my listening habits).
Just go down the new updated list and find the first gap of 10 albums that you haven't listened to completely.
I can't remember what my gap was last time but I know that I've listened to a ton of acclaimed music over that past couple of years. This time I first get to my 10 albums at #480 starting with The Fall's This Nation's Saving Grace through The Beatles Please Please Me, with In the Aeroplane Over the Sea Coming to rescue me at #490 before I get to an 11-album gap.
How do you fare? [Harold Wexler doesn't get to play by the way!]
494 (Peter Gabriel (III)) - 503 (Motorhead - No Sleep Til Hammersmith)
Last time I did this, it was somewhere in the mid 300's, so I think I've done well.
870-879. The highest ranking album I have not heard is At The Drive-In's "Relationship Of Command" at 464. I had just finished listening to the whole top 500, and now I just need that album to complete it again. Next ones are also recent climbers, Notwists's "Neon Golden" and Roni Size's "New Forms" (at least I think it is). And then I'm back to where I was, at #592: "I Can Hear the Heart Beating as One".
highest gap of 10 that I don't own is 1479-1488 but I have heard two of these all the way through...
same at 1695-1704 but I know several of these
so the first group of 10 that I have not heard is 2000-2009
I still haven't heard Back In Black in full. I've heard the famous singles from it, of course.
Most of the ones I haven't heard in the top 500 are either pre-65, jazz, or live albums. A few are rap.
It's a 12-album gap: #531-#542. The only one of those I've ever even considered getting before is The Kick Inside...
Though I came close a couple times earlier, my first gap is 491-500. I've been wanting to listen to Crazy Rhythms for a while now, so this gap should be closed pretty soon.
I second the recommendation for the Yo La Tengo album. Also, the OP should definitely give a listen to This Nation's Saving Grace and turn his 10-album gap into a 9-album gap.
#196 Rock Bottom until #205 We're Only in it for the Money. But Blood Sugar Sex Magik (#200) will be listened to shortly. Although I don't think I will particularly like it.
I wouldn't classify Zen Arcade as punk. If anything I'd group them with 80's underground rock.
My next gap
11 albums between 672-682
Your gap contains some real personal gems of mine Moonbeam... I think given what I've figured from your tastes you might find Something/Anything the most interesting.
ee...it looks like I have the earliest 10 (er, 13)-album gap, from #69-81