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I'd add to the list

 

90s:

Mase - Harlem World

The Cardigans  - Gran Turismo

Beck - Mellow Gold

Everything But The Girl - Amplified Heart

 

00s

Britney Spears - Blackout

Morcheeba - Dive Deep

The Corrs - In Blue

Sophie Ellis-Bextor - Read My Lips

Sophie Ellis-Bextor - Make A Scene

 

 

 

 

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4 hours ago, Pink Matter said:

My pleasure! And it's not too much to ask at all. I had planned on adding the genres in at a later point to make it easier for people to find something they might like. I just realized I should've done it halfway into me compiling the lists dd
Also if you have any recommendations, feel free to list them :celestial4:

 

Of course! I'll think about it and get back to you (ideally with generally objective suggestions but may sneak in a "well of course Basement Jaxx Remedy/Rooty/Kish Kash should be here!!!!!" moment in lmao)

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5 hours ago, Claw said:

I'll brainstorm a bit x

Lmao so I was about to add you to my mentions list but couldn't find you under "Kang" so I did some sleuthing back to the Best Of section to find you and saw you changed your name to "Claw" :deadbanana2:

 

5 hours ago, SinnerCity said:

I'd add to the list

 

90s:

Mase - Harlem World

The Cardigans  - Gran Turismo

Beck - Mellow Gold

Everything But The Girl - Amplified Heart

 

00s

Britney Spears - Blackout

Morcheeba - Dive Deep

The Corrs - In Blue

Sophie Ellis-Bextor - Read My Lips

Sophie Ellis-Bextor - Make A Scene

 

 

 

 

Thank you for the recs! I'm trying to keep it at one album per artist per decade so In the Zone already has Brit's spot. Which would you rather between Sophie's two albums?

 

4 hours ago, Enzolorenzo said:

This is such a great idea! Mostly because I’m completely clueless about pre-80’s music and I need to check it out lol 

I'm glad! I'll try to find time later to put in genres to make it easier to choose music to listen to so check back in a day or two :duck: 

 

1 hour ago, Ewan Chaos said:

Of course! I'll think about it and get back to you (ideally with generally objective suggestions but may sneak in a "well of course Basement Jaxx Remedy/Rooty/Kish Kash should be here!!!!!" moment in lmao)

Honestly, I said **** it and through Tinashe (thinking about throwing Cudi in there too) in there so you wouldn't be wrong for trying :laugh: 

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Great work. Personally there's a lot of albums I liked per decade but i'm not sure they're "classics" in the general/grand scheme sense. But i'll start off with some 50s albums:

 

Ornette Coleman - The Shape Of Jazz To Come

Tom Dissevelt & Kid Baltan - The Fascinating World of Electronic Music 

Stan Kenton - City of Glass

Ravi Shankar - Music of India: Three Classical Rāgas 

New York Philharmonic / Leonard Bernstein - Le sacre du printemps 

Frantz Casseus - Haitian Dances

Lester Flatt and Earl Scruggs - Foggy Mountain Jamboree

The Louvin Brothers - Satan Is Real 

Duke Ellington - Ellington at Newport

Chet Baker - Chet Baker sings

Julie London - Julie Is Her Name

Helen Merrill - Helen Merrill

Art Blakey and The Jazz Messengers - Art Blakey and The Jazz Messengers 

Miles Davis - Kind of Blue

Charles Mingus - Mingus Ah Um

The Dave Brubeck Quartet - Time Out

 

On 10/26/2020 at 10:54 AM, StonedSoulPicnic said:

1. Make a list for the 1950s.

2. Add more country albums. 

  • Gunfighter Ballads and Trail Songs - Marty Robbins (1959)
  • I'm a Lonesome Fugitive - Merle Haggard and the Strangers (1967)
  • At Folsom Prison - Johnny Cash (1968)
  • Kristofferson - Kris Kristofferson (1970)
  • Coat of Many Colors - Dolly Parton (1971)
  • Honky Tonk Heroes - Waylon Jennings (1973)
  • Red Headed Stranger - Willie Nelson (1975)
  • Guitars, Cadillacs, Etc., Etc. - Dwight Yoakam (1986)
  • Wrecking Ball - Emmylou Harris (1995)
  • Van Lear Rose - Loretta Lynn (2004)
  • Metamodern Sounds in Country Music - Sturgill Simpson (2014)

Some country additions:

Hank Williams - 40 Greatest Hits (1978)

Townes Van Zandt - Townes Van Zandt (1969)

Patsy Cline - Patsy Cline's Greatest Hits (1967)

Blaze Foley - Live at the Austin Outhouse - (2000)

George Jones -  I Am What I Am - (1980)

Dwight Yoakam - This Time (1993)

Lee Hazlewood - Cowboy in Sweden - (1970)

The Dillards - Wheatstraw Suite (1968)

Dillard & Clark - The Fantastic Expedition of Dillard & Clark (1968)

 

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5 hours ago, Tom Vercetti said:

Great work. Personally there's a lot of albums I liked per decade but i'm not sure they're "classics" in the general/grand scheme sense. But i'll start off with some 50s albums:

 

Ornette Coleman - The Shape Of Jazz To Come

Tom Dissevelt & Kid Baltan - The Fascinating World of Electronic Music 

Stan Kenton - City of Glass

Ravi Shankar - Music of India: Three Classical Rāgas 

New York Philharmonic / Leonard Bernstein - Le sacre du printemps 

Frantz Casseus - Haitian Dances

Lester Flatt and Earl Scruggs - Foggy Mountain Jamboree

The Louvin Brothers - Satan Is Real 

Duke Ellington - Ellington at Newport

Chet Baker - Chet Baker sings

Julie London - Julie Is Her Name

Helen Merrill - Helen Merrill

Art Blakey and The Jazz Messengers - Art Blakey and The Jazz Messengers 

Miles Davis - Kind of Blue

Charles Mingus - Mingus Ah Um

The Dave Brubeck Quartet - Time Out

 

Some country additions:

Hank Williams - 40 Greatest Hits (1978)

Townes Van Zandt - Townes Van Zandt (1969)

Patsy Cline - Patsy Cline's Greatest Hits (1967)

Blaze Foley - Live at the Austin Outhouse - (2000)

George Jones -  I Am What I Am - (1980)

Dwight Yoakam - This Time (1993)

Lee Hazlewood - Cowboy in Sweden - (1970)

The Dillards - Wheatstraw Suite (1968)

Dillard & Clark - The Fantastic Expedition of Dillard & Clark (1968)

 

Great selections. :clap3:

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16 hours ago, Rodrighost said:

:clap3: even tho I'd pick True Blue for Madonna in the 80s

I found Madonna ended up on a lot of decade end lists surprisingly!

 

12 hours ago, Tom Vercetti said:

Great work. Personally there's a lot of albums I liked per decade but i'm not sure they're "classics" in the general/grand scheme sense. But i'll start off with some 50s albums:

 

Ornette Coleman - The Shape Of Jazz To Come

Tom Dissevelt & Kid Baltan - The Fascinating World of Electronic Music 

Stan Kenton - City of Glass

Ravi Shankar - Music of India: Three Classical Rāgas 

New York Philharmonic / Leonard Bernstein - Le sacre du printemps 

Frantz Casseus - Haitian Dances

Lester Flatt and Earl Scruggs - Foggy Mountain Jamboree

The Louvin Brothers - Satan Is Real 

Duke Ellington - Ellington at Newport

Chet Baker - Chet Baker sings

Julie London - Julie Is Her Name

Helen Merrill - Helen Merrill

Art Blakey and The Jazz Messengers - Art Blakey and The Jazz Messengers 

Miles Davis - Kind of Blue

Charles Mingus - Mingus Ah Um

The Dave Brubeck Quartet - Time Out

 

Some country additions:

Hank Williams - 40 Greatest Hits (1978)

Townes Van Zandt - Townes Van Zandt (1969)

Patsy Cline - Patsy Cline's Greatest Hits (1967)

Blaze Foley - Live at the Austin Outhouse - (2000)

George Jones -  I Am What I Am - (1980)

Dwight Yoakam - This Time (1993)

Lee Hazlewood - Cowboy in Sweden - (1970)

The Dillards - Wheatstraw Suite (1968)

Dillard & Clark - The Fantastic Expedition of Dillard & Clark (1968)

 

Thanks king! I'll add these when I get the chance.

 

12 hours ago, Soda Pop Queen said:

ATRL's own canon? Hmm, this could have potential.

 

Is there a one album per artist per decade rule?

I'm hoping this could get stickied so people can come and go and find music that they might be interested in. And yes to your question!

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Few suggestions that I haven't seen on the list yet:

 

Weezer - Weezer (blue album, 1994)

Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds - Let Love In

The Chemical Brothers - Come With Us

Air - Moon Safari

XTC - Skylarking (I personally much prefer Apple Venus Vol 1, but it's not on streaming and Skylarking I think is the super acclaimed one)

Goldfrapp - Felt Mountain? Black Cherry? I'd go with whichever is more acclaimed... I THINK I prefer BC though.

Roisin Murphy - Overpowered

Cake - Comfort Eagle

Basement Jaxx - ummmmmm... so my favorite album from them is Rooty and I think ATRLers would like that the most, so I'd say that one. Remedy is probably most representative of their sound/impact on electronic music though and Kish Kash is the critically/Grammy/Brit winning one so... I'll let you decide which one to add.

 

Whew look at me suggesting all the electronic GOATs!

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1 hour ago, Pink Matter said:

I'm hoping this could get stickied so people can come and go and find music that they might be interested in. And yes to your question!

@ATRL Feedback can you sticky this thread pls :heart2:

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6 hours ago, Ewan Chaos said:

Few suggestions that I haven't seen on the list yet:

 

Weezer - Weezer (blue album, 1994)

Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds - Let Love In

The Chemical Brothers - Come With Us

Air - Moon Safari

XTC - Skylarking (I personally much prefer Apple Venus Vol 1, but it's not on streaming and Skylarking I think is the super acclaimed one)

Goldfrapp - Felt Mountain? Black Cherry? I'd go with whichever is more acclaimed... I THINK I prefer BC though.

Roisin Murphy - Overpowered

Cake - Comfort Eagle

Basement Jaxx - ummmmmm... so my favorite album from them is Rooty and I think ATRLers would like that the most, so I'd say that one. Remedy is probably most representative of their sound/impact on electronic music though and Kish Kash is the critically/Grammy/Brit winning one so... I'll let you decide which one to add.

 

Whew look at me suggesting all the electronic GOATs!

Just updated the OP yours and Toms suggestions. I went with Felt Mountain for Goldfrapp and Remedy for Basment Jaxx since both are there debuts and might be a good place to start for people. Also I think they were the most acclaimed of their albums.

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Some of my thoughts based off of the OP’s list.  Sorry if another member has already suggested some of these


80s

Paula Abdul - Forever Your Girl

 

90s

Ace of Base - Happy Nation

Black Box - Dreamland

Shania Twain - The Woman In Me

 

00s

t.A.T.u. - 200 km/h in the Wrong Lane

Feist - The Reminder

La Roux - La Roux

Imogen Heap - Speak For Yourself

 

10s

Ellie Goulding - Bright Lights

Azealia Banks - Broke With Expensive Taste

M.I.A. - Matangi

Rina Sawayama - RINA

Banks - Goddess

 

As for Goldfrapp albums, even though Felt Mountain is their debut I’d put Black Cherry as the album to recommend as it was their first album with the sound that most people associate with them. 

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13 hours ago, jpow said:

Some of my thoughts based off of the OP’s list.  Sorry if another member has already suggested some of these


80s

Paula Abdul - Forever Your Girl

 

90s

Ace of Base - Happy Nation

Black Box - Dreamland

Shania Twain - The Woman In Me

 

00s

t.A.T.u. - 200 km/h in the Wrong Lane

Feist - The Reminder

La Roux - La Roux

Imogen Heap - Speak For Yourself

 

10s

Ellie Goulding - Bright Lights

Azealia Banks - Broke With Expensive Taste

M.I.A. - Matangi

Rina Sawayama - RINA

Banks - Goddess

 

As for Goldfrapp albums, even though Felt Mountain is their debut I’d put Black Cherry as the album to recommend as it was their first album with the sound that most people associate with them. 

Thank you for the recs! I just added yours (and I just saw @NOWs recs) to the OP. And I also made the change from Felt Mountain to Black Cherry.

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Hi there are my sugestions

 

90's:

Donde están los ladrones by Shakira

Live Through This by Hole

Is This Desire by PJ Harvey

No Angel by Dido

 

2000's:

Anniemal by Annie

Un día by Juana Molina

Esquemas Juveniles by Javiera Mena

Bring ya to the brick by Cindy Lauper

 

2010's:

Unguarded by Rae Morris

Someone Our There by Rae Morris

All Mirrors by Angel Olsen 

My Woman by Angel Olsen

Little Broken Hearts by Norah Jones 

Trouble in paradise by La Roux

No mythologies to follow by MO

 

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18 hours ago, Samsom said:

Hi there are my sugestions

 

90's:

Donde están los ladrones by Shakira

Live Through This by Hole

Is This Desire by PJ Harvey

No Angel by Dido

 

2000's:

Anniemal by Annie

Un día by Juana Molina

Esquemas Juveniles by Javiera Mena

Bring ya to the brick by Cindy Lauper

 

2010's:

Unguarded by Rae Morris

Someone Our There by Rae Morris

All Mirrors by Angel Olsen 

My Woman by Angel Olsen

Little Broken Hearts by Norah Jones 

Trouble in paradise by La Roux

No mythologies to follow by MO

 

Thank you for the suggestions! I'm gonna add some to the OP (only adding one album per artist per decade).

 

5 hours ago, Wicked said:

Let me get to work. 

 

 

Can't wait sis :duca: 

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2 hours ago, Tinashegrande6 said:

Ooooh sis you got pinned :clap3:

Now I don’t have to worry about this thread falling into obscurity :toofunny2:

1 hour ago, Kimi said:

no Janis no list

I have her listed under Big Brother and the Holding Company :fan:

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1 hour ago, Pink Matter said:

Now I don’t have to worry about this thread falling into obscurity :toofunny2:

I have her listed under Big Brother and the Holding Company :fan:

i’m blind i guess 

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Sis, you're missing entries from Joanna Newsom and Neko Case - I'd recommend adding their 2006 releases. (Ys and Fox Confessor Brings The Flood, respectively.)

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11 hours ago, Ace Reject said:

Sis, you're missing entries from Joanna Newsom and Neko Case - I'd recommend adding their 2006 releases. (Ys and Fox Confessor Brings The Flood, respectively.)

Thanks for the recs! If you got any key Pop albums up your sleeve, I'd love to add them.

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