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Top 100 Albums by Black Artists

I just ran across this today. I'm not sure if it's eligible, but it is apparently voted on by DJs, black artists and music industry experts.

http://www.wzforums.com/archive/index.php/t-87747

And I quote:

"1.Whats going on - Marvin Gaye
2.Off the wall - Micheal Jackson
3.It takes a nation of millions to hold us back - Public Enemy
4.Songs in the key os life - Stevie wonder
5.Illmatic - Nas
6.Thriller - Micheal Jackson
7.Catch a fire - Bob Marley and The Wailers
8.Ready to die - B.I.G.
9.Straight outta compton - NWA
10.The miseducation of Lauryn Hill - Lauryn Hill
11.Midnight marauders - A.T.C.Q.
12.Kind of blue - Miles Davis
13.A love supreme - John Coltrane
14.Innervisons - Stevie Wonder
15.Whats the 411 - Mary J Blige
16.Brown suger - D'Angelo
17.Death certificate - Ice Cube
18.The chronic - Dr Dre
19.I want you - Marvin Gaye
20.Only built 4 cuban linx - Raekwon
21.Rapture - Anita Baker
22.Club classics vol 1 - Soul 2 Soul
23.Baduizm - Erykah Badu
24.Talkin book - Marvin Gaye
25.Exodus - Bob Marley
26.Greatest hits - Al Green
27.Lets get it on - Marvin Gaye
28.Superfly - Curtis Mayfield
29.The harder they come - Various
30.Doggystyle - Snoop Doggy Dogg
31.Paid in full - Eric B and Rakim
32.3 Feet and rising - De La Soul
33.Reasonable doubt - Jay Z
34.The score - Fugees
35.Natty dread - Bob Marley and The Wailers
36.'Till shiloh - Buju Banton
37.Hot buttered soul - Issac Hayes
38.My life - Mary J Blige
39.Everybody loves the sunshine - Roy Ayers
40.Electric ladyland - Jimi Hendrix
41.Bad - Micheal Jackson
42.Revolution - Dennis Brown
43.3+3 - Isley Brothers
44.Curtis/live! - Curtis Mayfield
45.Theres a riot going on - Sly and The Family Stone
46.Legalize it - Peter Tosh
47.Birth of the cool - Miles Davis
48.By all means necessary - BDP
49.Me against the world - Pac
50.Blue train - John Coltrane
51.Live at the apollo - James Brown and The Famous Flames
52.Can't get enough - Barry White
53.12Play - R.Kelly
54.Da real thing - Sizzla
55.Shaft - Issac Hayes
56.Live - Donny Hathaway
57.Control - Janet Jackson
58.Fela Kuti - Coffin for the head of state...Nigeria Reppin'!!!
59.The night i fell in love - Luther Vandross
60.Life after death - B.I.G.
61.Criminal minded - BDP
62.Diary of a mad band - Jodeci
63.For pleasure - Omar
64.All eyez on me - Pac
65.Follow the leader - Eric B and Rakim
66.Whatcha' gonna do for me - Chaka Khan
67.Winter in america - Gil Scott Heron
68.Equal rights - Peter Tosh
69.Forever my lady - Jodeci
70.Peace beyond passion - Me'shell Ndegeocello
71.Sex machine - James Brown
72.New moon daughter - Cassandra Wilson
73.The revolution will not be televised - Gil Scott Heron
74.Lady day:The best of Billie Holiday - Billie Holiday
75.Sign o' the times - Prince
76.Music is life - Beres Hammond
77.Everything is everything - Donny Hathaway
78.Original rockers - Augustus Pablo
79.Young gifted and black - Aretha Franklin
80.Aquemini - Outkast
81.Street songs - Rick James
82.Who is Jill Scott - Jill Scott
83.This is madness - The Last Poets
84.Marcus Garvey - Burning Spear
85.Whitney Houston - Whitney Houston
86.Road to freedom - Young Disciples
87.Step in the arena - Gnag Starr
88.Voodo - D'Angelo
89.Anthology - Nina Simone
90.Otis blue - Otis Redding
91.Confusion - Fela Kuti...Nigeria reppin AGAIN!!!
92.One nation under a groove - Funkadelic
93.Guy - Guy
94.Wolves and leopards - Dennis Brown
95.CrazySexyCool - TLC
96.Raising hell - Run DMC
97.Mama said knock you out - LL Cool J
98.Don't be cruel - Bobby Brown
99.Tracy Chapman - Tracy Chapman
100.Stronger than Pride - Sade"

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It says it's published by The New Nation newspapers, Britains biggest selling African - Carribean news paper, so this is definitely OK.

I like this list and it should at least make Jason happy too. But Moonbeam, I was expecting to see a comment from you about Prince only ending up on a 75th place!

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Yeah, Prince being at number 75 is bogus.

Plus, they should have put in 1999 instead.

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Can we have the top 100 albums by artists with blue eyes next?

Not the Typical Selections...

in some cases, that we usually see- i.e. no Aretha Franklin's I Never Loved a Man... or Lady Soul (which usually are her cited albums). But, that's what makes it more interesting, I s'ppose.

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When was this poll released? (Maybe I just missed it.) It doesn't look like anything's on there from the last 5 years or so.

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Jill Scott is in there, so it has to be 2001 or later, I think.

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I think that Jill Scott album came out in early to mid-2000. I think it may be telling that her album and Voodoo are on there, and Stankonia (which came out in late '00) is not...

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One of the poorest lists of black music I've ever seen. Where's Sam Cooke, where's Otis Redding? Probably only present in the lousy Rap albums that sampled them.

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Otis Redding is number 90, a low position nevertheless; he should be higher but, at least, he's there. But, yes, Sam Cooke is not on it. And no Bobby Bland.

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And it's true that girl groups were more singles oriented acts but I don't think the value of The Supremes, The Crystals, The Shirelles or The Ronnetes can't be understimated, and none of them are on on the list.

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Talking book is a steve wonder album, not marvin gaye

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Actually, there might be a very good reason why the Ronettes aren't on this list ...

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Michael Jackson isnt black! I've seen him on TV!

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Nas at #4? What about Otis Redding?

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I'm appalled by that error. Talking Book is my all-time favorite album. Grrrr.

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I personally think "Innervisions" is better than "Songs In the Key of life".

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Talking Book, Innervisions, Fulfillingness' First Finale, and Songs in the Key of Life are ALL brilliant. Songs is perhaps the best double album ever made, especially from a solo artist.

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Uh Hello....2Pac at #64????

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What's the problem with that?

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Pacman!

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Any list that puts the finest hip-hop album ever released at #5 is okay with me.

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Slush, what are you talking about? TO THE EXTREME wouldn't even be eligible for this list ...

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No TV ON THE RADIO?!?!?!?!?!?!

This should so not be eligable

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They should have turned on their clairvoyance skills and predicted that TV On The Radio would release a great album 1 year later?

Who bumps 3 year old posts anyway? 2Pac fans apparently.

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I need to get better at reading timestamps.

Harold Wexler, I take your To The Extreme and rebut with this:

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"Informer" is actually Bubbling Under the AM song list, believe it or not.

Anyone ever seen Jim Carrey's devastating Vanilla Ice parody ("White, White Baby") on IN LIVING COLOR?

First time I'm trying this, so bear with me if it doesn't work:

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My biggest issues with this list:

#1: Hendrix not until #40?
#2: Lauryn Hill in top ten? Combine an irritating voice with generic melodies and cliche pandering lyrics, you do not get an album deserving this much acclaim.
#3: Songs In The Key Of Life highest Stevie Wonder album?!

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I guess Hendrix is not considered black.

Oh wait, there he is, below Mary J Blige.

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I've been on an R&B and gospel kick lately (mostly listening to the "BODY AND SOUL" and "DIDN'T IT BLOW YOUR MIND?" series) but I still haven't heard an embarrassingly large number of these. The 39% I've heard below...

1.Whats going on - Marvin Gaye
2.Off the wall - Micheal Jackson
3.It takes a nation of millions to hold us back - Public Enemy
4.Songs in the key os life - Stevie wonder
6.Thriller - Micheal Jackson
9.Straight outta compton - NWA
10.The miseducation of Lauryn Hill - Lauryn Hill
12.Kind of blue - Miles Davis
14.Innervisons - Stevie Wonder
15.Whats the 411 - Mary J Blige
19.I want you - Marvin Gaye
21.Rapture - Anita Baker
22.Club classics vol 1 - Soul 2 Soul
23.Baduizm - Erykah Badu
24.Talkin book - Marvin Gaye
25.Exodus - Bob Marley
26.Greatest hits - Al Green
28.Superfly - Curtis Mayfield
31.Paid in full - Eric B and Rakim
32.3 Feet and rising - De La Soul
34.The score - Fugees
37.Hot buttered soul - Issac Hayes
40.Electric ladyland - Jimi Hendrix
41.Bad - Micheal Jackson
45.Theres a riot going on - Sly and The Family Stone
51.Live at the apollo - James Brown and The Famous Flames
57.Control - Janet Jackson
61.Criminal minded - BDP
75.Sign o' the times - Prince
79.Young gifted and black - Aretha Franklin
80.Aquemini - Outkast
82.Who is Jill Scott - Jill Scott
85.Whitney Houston - Whitney Houston
90.Otis blue - Otis Redding
92.One nation under a groove - Funkadelic
95.CrazySexyCool - TLC
96.Raising hell - Run DMC
97.Mama said knock you out - LL Cool J
99.Tracy Chapman - Tracy Chapman

Anyone who's knowledgeable can suggest which one I ought to get around to next

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Anyone who's knowledgeable can suggest which one I ought to get around to next

If you like hip-hop, get Illmatic. If you like jazz, get A Love Supreme.

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Already heard A LOVE SUPREME at this point.

ILLMATIC on reserve at library...

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We'll agree to disagree BillAdama:

SONGS IN THE KEY is by FAR my favorite Stevie Wonder. In fact, it's on a very short personal list of good double/triple albums.

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it's unnacceptable me against the world and all eyes on me be on 49 and 64, me against the world is top 5 and all eyes on me is top 15!!!!