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Let's Talk About Essential Albums...

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I'm not going to lecture you on these albums, or even describe why they're great. What I am going to do is give you a list of essential albums and nothing more. Simply because if you haven't heard any of these then I don't want to sway any of your opinions of it, I'd rather you go and enjoy the project fully. What I would recommend is to go and listen to each of these albums in full, and soak up all of their musical prowess. I'm not claiming this is a definitive list of the best albums of all time, but I am saying they are great, in places, groundbreaking albums. If you enjoy this list, then let me know and I'll do a second part. If there's an album you'd like to see in that second part, let me know!

The Beach Boys - Pet Sounds

Oasis - (What's The Story) Morning Glory

Outkast - ATLiens

David Bowie - Hunky Dory

Skepta - Konnichiwa

Depeche Mode - Violator

Drake - Take Care

Electric Light Orchestra - Out of The Blue

Fleetwood Mac - Rumours

Jay Z - Reasonable Doubt

The Weeknd - House of Balloons

Kanye West - My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy

The Clash - London Calling

Kendrick Lamar - To Pimp A Butterfly

The XX - I See You

Michael Jackson - Thriller

Muse - Black Holes & Revelations

NWA - Straight Outta Compton


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