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Blender (India) : 100 Albums You Must Own (2008)

I never came across this one, which looks to be chronological (except for a couple out of place in the 1979-1982 area)- I know that Blender USA had a 500 CDs You Must Own. Some of these albums may be on that, but I know that some are not.


One author wrote the text, but I'd think it's staff-compiled, as other major Blender lists. A note: it says "the most popular albums," but, obviously, it's not a list of the most successful albums of all time- just a wrong choice of words.

There also are two tracks per album listed to download (except only one for Led Zeppelin). Maybe something can be done with those, too (like with Standout Tracks From the 500 CDs You Must Own).

1. Lady Sings The Blues, Billie Holiday/1956
Download: Strange Fruit, God Bless the Child

2. Moanin’ in the Moonlight, Howlin’ Wolf /1958
Download: Little Red Rooster, Smokestack Lightnin

3. A Love Supreme, John Coltrane/1965
Download: Resolution, Psalm

4. Pet Sounds, The Beach Boys/1966
Download: Sloop John B, Wouldn’t It Be Nice

5. Blonde on Blonde, Bob Dylan/1966
Download: Rainy Day Women # 12 and 35, Sad Eyed Lady Of The Lowlands

6. Are You Experienced, Jimi Hendrix Experience/1967 Download: Purple Haze, Hey Joe

7. I Never Loved A Man (the way I love you), Aretha Franklin/1967
Download: Respect, Baby, Baby, Baby

8. Disraeli Gears, Cream/1967
Download: Strange Brew, Sunshine of Your Love

9. Velvet Underground, Velvet Underground and Nico/196
Download: Heroin, Venus In Furs

10. The Doors, The Doors/1967
Download: Break On Through, Light My Fire

11. Astral Weeks, Van Morrison/1968
Download: Madame George, Cyprus Avenue

12-13. Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band/White Album, The Beatles/1967-1968
Download: Sgt. Pepper’s Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds, Within’ you, Without You; Sgt. Pepper White Album, While My Guitar Gently Weeps, Helter Skelter

14. CSN, CSN/1969
Download: Marrakesh Express, Suite: Judy Blue Eyes

15. Santana, Carlos Santana/1969
Download: Evilways, Soul Sacrifice

16. Bitches Brew, Miles Davis/1970
Download: Pharaoh Dance, Spanish Key

17. After The Gold Rush, Neil Young/1970
Download: Southern Mam, Don’t Let it Bring Down

18. Bridge Over Troubled Water, Simon and Garfunkel/ 1970
Download: Bridge Over Troubled Water, Cecilia

19. Led Zeppelin IV, Led Zeppelin/1971
Download: Stairway To Heaven

23. Blue, Joni Mitchell/1971
Download: All I Want, California

24. What’s Going On, Marvin Gaye/1971
Download: Inner City Blues, Mercy, Mercy Me

25. Who’s Next, The Who/1971
Dowload: Baba O’Riley, Behind Blue Eyes

20. Tapestry, Carole King/1971
Download: Will You Still Love Me, It's Too Late

21. Paranoid, Black Sabbath/1971
Download: Paranoid, Iron Man

22. Imagine, John Lennon/1971
Download: Imagine, Oh! My Love

26. Machine Head Deep Purple/1972
Download: Highway Star, Smoke On Water

27. All Directions, The Temptations/1972
Download: Papa Was a Rolling Stone, Mother Nature

28. Exile On Main St., The Rolling Stones/1972
Download: Tumbling Dice, Happy

29. The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust, David Bowie/1972
Download: It Ain't Easy, Star Man

30. Close To The Edge, Yes/1972
Download: The Solid Time Of Change, Siberian Khatru

31.Transformer, Lou Reed/1972
Download: Walk On The Wild Side, Perfect Day

32. The Dark Side of The Moon, Pink Floyd/1973
Download: Time, Money

33. Pronounced Leh-nerd Skin-nerd, Lynyrd Skynyrd/1973
Dowload: Free Bird, Simple Man

34. Goodbye Yellow Brick Road, Elton John/1973
Download: Candle In The Wind, Saturday Night's Alright For Fighting

35. Lamb Lies Down On Broadway, Genesis/1974
Download: In Cage, Waiting Room

36. Horses, Patti Smith/1975
Download: Gloria, Land

37. Born To Run, Bruce Springsteen/1975
Download: Thunder Road, Jungle Land

38. A Night At The Opera, Queen/1975
Download: Bohemian Rapsody, You're My Best Friends

39. Sex Machine, James Brown/1976
Download: Get Up, Mother Popcorn

40. Songs In The Key Of Life, Stevie Wonder/1976
Download: Pastime Paradise, Sir Duke

41. The Sun Sessions, Elvis Presley/1976
Download: That's All Right, Blue Moon Of Kentucky

42. Hotel California, The Eagles/1976
Download: Hotel California, Life Fast Lane

43. The Ramones, The Ramones/1976
Download: Blitzkrieg Bop, Beat on Brat

44. Rumours, Fleetwood Mac/1977
Download: The Chain, Don't Stop

45. Saturday Night Fever, Bee Gees/1977
Download: Stayin' Alive, How Deep Is Your Love

46. Trans Europe Express, Kraftwerk/1977
Download: Showroom Dummies, Trans Europe Express

47. Never Mind The Bollocks: The Sex Pistol/1977
Download: God Save The Queen, Anarchy UK

48. Exodus, Bob Marley/1977
Download: Exodus, One Love/People Ready

49. C’est Chic, Chic/1978
Download: Le Freak, I Want Your Love

50. Van Halen, Van Halen/1978
Download: Eruption, Runnin’ With Devil

51. One Nation Under Groove Funkadelic/1978
Download Bring the Noise, Black Steel

52. Parallel Lines, Blondie/1978
Download: Heart of Glass, One Way Or Another

53. Fear Of Music, Talking Heads/1979
Download: Air, Drugs

54. Reggatta De Blanc, The Police/1979
Download: Message In A Bottle, Bring On Night

57. Closer, Joy Division/1980
Download: A Means To An End, Isolation

58. Number Of The Beast: Iron Maiden/1982
Download: Number of The Beast, Hallowed Be Thy Name

55. Highway to Hell, AC/DC/1979
Download: Highway Hell, Night Prowler

56. London Calling, The Clash/1979
Download: Brand New Cadillac, Train Vain

59. Rio, Duran Duran/1982
Download: Hungry Like Wolf, Save A Prayer

60. Purple Rain, Prince/1984
Download: When Doves Cry, Let’s Go Crazy

61. Thriller, Michael Jackson/1984
Download: Beat It, Billie Jean

62. Brothers in Arms, Dire Straits/1985
Download: Money For Nothing, Walk Of Life

63. Raising Hell, Run DMC/1986
Download: My Adidas, Walk This Way

64. Graceland, Paul Simon/1986
Download: You Can Call Me Al, Under African Skies

65. Hounds Of Love, Kate Bush/1986
Download: Running Up That Hill, Jig Of Life

66. Appetite for Destruction, Guns 'n Roses/1987
Download: Sweet Child O’ Mine, Paradise City

67. Faith, George Michael/1987
Download: Faith, Father Figure

68. The Joshua Tree, U2/1987
Download: Where The Streets Have No Name, I Still Haven't Found

69. 3 Feet and Rising, De La SouL/1988
Download: Say No Go, Me, Myself And I

70. It Takes a Nation of a Million to Hold Us Back, Public Enemy/1988
Download: Bring the Noise, Black Steel

71. Like A Prayer, Madonna/1989
Download: Like A Prayer, Express Yourself

72. Paul’s Boutique, Beastie Boys/1989
Download: Egg Man, Car Thief

73. Second Coming, Indus Creed/199
Download: Pretty Child, Turn It On

74. Metallica, Metallica/1991
Download: Enter Sandman, Nothing Else Matters

75. Blood Sugar Sex Magik, RHCP/1991
Download: Give it Away, Under Bridge

76. Blue Lines: Massive Attack/1991
Download: Unfinished Sympathy, Day Dreaming

77. Nevermind, Nirvana/1991
Download: Smells Like Teen Spirit, Come As You Are

78. Automatic For The People, REM/1992
Download: Nights Wimming, Man On the Moon

79. Rage Against The Machine, RATM/1992
Download: Killing In The Name, Take The Power Back

80. The Chronic, Dr. Dre/1992
Download: Nuthin’ But A “G” Thang, Let Me Ride

81. Debut, Bjork/1993
Download: Big Time Sensuality, Venus As A Boy

82. Pablo Honey, Radiohead/1993
Download: Creep, You

83.Wind Dance With Fire, Agni/1993
Download: Darkening Light, Kashmir

84. Dookie, Green Day/1994
Download: Basket Case, When I Come Around

85. Jagged Little Pill, Alanis Morissette/1995
Download: You Oughta Know, Hand In My Pocket

86. (What’s the Story) Morning Glory, Oasis/1995
Download: Wonderwall, Don't Look Back in Anger

87. Dig Your Own Hole, Chemical Brothers/1997
Download: Block Rockin’ Beats, Setting Sun

88. Odelay Beck/1996
Download: Where it’s At, Devil’s Haircut

89. The Score, The Fugees/1996
Download: Killing Me Softly, Ready Or Not

90. Colourblind, Colourblind/1997
Download: Colourblind, Souls Of Parade

91. The Fat Of The Land, Prodigy/1997
Download: Firestarter, Smack My Bitch Up

92. Kandisa, Indian Ocean/2000
Download: Hille Le, Kandisa

93. Azaadi, Junoon/1998
Download: Sayonee, Khudi

94. You’ve Come A Long Way Baby, Fatboy Slim/1998
Download: Right Here, Now, The Rockafeller Skank

95. Play, Moby/1999
Download: Natural Blues, South Side

96. The Marshall Mathers, LP Eminem/2000
Download: The Real Slim Shady, Stan

97. Songs In A Minor, Alicia Keys/2001
Download: Fallin’, Mr. Man

98. Miss E... So Addictive, Missy Elliot/2001
Download: Get Your Freak On, One Minute Man

99. Elephant, The White Stripes/2003
Download: Seven Nation Army, Ball And Biscuit

100. Its Ok Its All Good, Pentagram/2007
Download: Bilie Holiday, 1956