Sunday, 25 April 2010

50 More Albums You Really Must Hear

A year or so ago, I posted a list of 50 albums, from my collection, that I think everybody should hear, at least once in their lifetime.

You can read it here.

I actually own a couple of hundred CD’s, most of which Mrs PM despises. Nevertheless, even though she is not at all keen on the music I love, she has heard most of them (when I tied her up and forced her to listen to them that is – I’m only kidding!).

So once more, with apologies for a little self-indulgence, here are 50 more albums from my collection that I think every discerning music fan should hear at least once. Some of them are popular and famous in their own right whereas others are possibly a little obscure. I would urge you to pop onto something like Spotify and have a quick listen if you haven’t already done so.

Here they are in no particular order:

(1) Rush – Moving Pictures

(2) Depeche Mode – Ultra

(3) Sisters of Mercy – Vision Thing

(4) Foo Fighters – One By One

(5) Deep Purple – In Rock

(6) Nine Inch Nails – The Fragile

(7) Thunder – Laughing on Judgement Day

(8) The Hives – Black and White

(9) Blue Murder – Blue Murder

(10) Deep Purple - Purpendicular

(11) Dream Theater – Images and Words

(12) Jethro Tull – The Broadsword and the Beast

(13) Rammstein – Liebe Ist Für Alle Da

(14) Jean Michel Jarre – Equinoxe

(15) Air – Talkie Walkie

(16) Joe Satriani – Surfing With the Alien

(17) Coldplay – A Rush of Blood to the Head

(18) Rush – Vapor Trails

(19) Ten – Babylon

(20) The Wildhearts – Chutzpah!

(21) Muse – The Resistance

(22) Rainbow – Difficult to Cure

(23) Velvet Revolver - Contraband

(24) A-ha – Hunting High and Low

(25) Queensryche – Operation Mindcrime II

(26) Def Leppard – Songs From The Sparkle Lounge

(27) Nine Inch Nails – With Teeth

(28) Electric Light Orchestra – A New World Record

(29) Dream Theater – Metropolis Part 2 – Scenes From a Memory

(30) The Offspring – Conspiracy of One

(31) AC/DC – Highway to Hell

(32) Deep Purple - Machine Head

(33) David Bowie – Aladdin Sane

(34) Ginger – Valor del Corazon

(35) Skin - Lucky

(36) Kaiser Chiefs – Employment

(37) Ten – The Name of the Rose

(38) Joe Satriani – Super Colossal

(39) Whitesnake – Slide It In

(40) Air – Pocket Symphony

(41) Guns’n’Roses – Use Your Illusion II

(42) Rammstein – Sehnsucht

(43) Supertramp – Breakfast In America

(44) Gary Moore – Wild Frontier

(45) Pink Floyd – The Wall

(46) David Bowie – Pin Ups

(47) Pink Floyd – Animals

(48) Pulp – Different Class

(49) Supertramp – Crime of the Century

(50) AC/DC – Stiff Upper Lip

As you can see, it is largely rock but there are a few others in there that might perk your interest.

As always, please feel free to let me know whether you agree, disagree or have any other suggestions I might like – I’m always open to hear new music – as long as it isn’t jazz, R’nB, rap or boy bands.


Pandora Behr said...

A-ha? PM - where is Stop Making Sense? Interesting selection. No Pixies either - Surfer Rosa - seminal.

Will ruminate over that list a little more.

Plastic Mancunian said...

Hi Pandora,

I like A-ha which may surprise a few people given the way I champion rock and metal.

I don't have any Pixies either - but that's because I haven't really heard anything by them. Still - sounds like Surfer Rosa might be a good place to start.




Kath Lockett said...

Glad to see you like Aha - very brave and decent of you!

Plastic Mancunian said...

G'Day Kath,

I've even seen them live! How sad - er - good is that?




imelda said...

o yeah il try to hear some here

Plastic Mancunian said...

Hi Imelda,

You never know - you might like some of them.