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11 hours ago, Lucas32 said:

Ooh nice list. Only skimmed through but right away: no Appetite for Destruction from Guns N' Roses?

Hey bb. I can certainly add it :celestial4:If you have any more recs, feel free to drop them!

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OP, you got bamboozled into some of these picks. :priceless: For example...Mase's Harlem World isn't even an essential Bad Boy Records album, or even from its year of release, let alone from an entire decade.

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On 12/15/2020 at 12:07 PM, vinKC said:

What about Kelly Clarkson’s Breakaway? Definitely an iconic masterpiece in the 2000’s. :allears:

Gonna put this one in the OP now!

 

On 12/17/2020 at 1:33 AM, Aerosol said:

OP, you got bamboozled into some of these picks. :priceless: For example...Mase's Harlem World isn't even an essential Bad Boy Records album, or even from its year of release, let alone from an entire decade.

I have to put faith in the people giving suggestions, cuz I can only go off of critic list which does leave a lot of stuff out. And I don't want to question people too much since that'll make me look like some sort of gatekeeper :laugh: 

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Was going to add Shania, Sophie Ellis, Aaliyah & Hole to my submissions but looks like they were already added :)

Some suggestions that just popped up in my head:

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70s

"Kim Carnes" by Kim Carnes (Country) (This one isn't on streaming plaforms, can be found on YouTube)

 

80s

"Rebel Yell" by Billy Idol

"Café Racers" by Kim Carnes (This one isn't on streaming plaforms, can be found on YouTube)

[^Most people know her from "Betty Davis Eyes" off her another 80s record "Mistaken Identity" but imo this album is miles better than that both lyrically and sonically so this might be my biased suggestion but anyway :keir:]

"Bella Donna" by Stevie Nicks

 

90s

Celine Dion - "Falling Into You"

 

00s

"Long Gone Before Daylight" by The Cardigans

"Lovers Rock" by Sade

"The Fray" by The Fray

"Five Star Motel" by Andy Stochansky

"Return To Saturn" by No Doubt

"Lifehouse" by Lifehouse

"Eyes Open" by Snow Patrol

"Into The Rush" by Aly & AJ

"Fallen" by Evanescence

 

10s

"For All We Know" by NAO

"Take Me Apart" by Kelala

"Zeros" by Declan McKenna

"U.F.O.F" by Big Thief

"Nothing Happens" by Wallows

"Now, Not Yet" by half•alive

 

 

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On 1/7/2021 at 6:58 PM, despy said:

Was going to add Shania, Sophie Ellis, Aaliyah & Hole to my submissions but looks like they were already added :)

Some suggestions that just popped up in my head:

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70s

"Kim Carnes" by Kim Carnes (Country) (This one isn't on streaming plaforms, can be found on YouTube)

 

80s

"Rebel Yell" by Billy Idol

"Café Racers" by Kim Carnes (This one isn't on streaming plaforms, can be found on YouTube)

[^Most people know her from "Betty Davis Eyes" off her another 80s record "Mistaken Identity" but imo this album is miles better than that both lyrically and sonically so this might be my biased suggestion but anyway :keir:]

"Bella Donna" by Stevie Nicks

 

90s

Celine Dion - "Falling Into You"

 

00s

"Long Gone Before Daylight" by The Cardigans

"Lovers Rock" by Sade

"The Fray" by The Fray

"Five Star Motel" by Andy Stochansky

"Return To Saturn" by No Doubt

"Lifehouse" by Lifehouse

"Eyes Open" by Snow Patrol

"Into The Rush" by Aly & AJ

"Fallen" by Evanescence

 

10s

"For All We Know" by NAO

"Take Me Apart" by Kelala

"Zeros" by Declan McKenna

"U.F.O.F" by Big Thief

"Nothing Happens" by Wallows

"Now, Not Yet" by half•alive

 

 

Thank you for the suggestions! I'll add them to the OP.

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On 12/15/2020 at 10:07 AM, vinKC said:

What about Kelly Clarkson’s Breakaway? Definitely an iconic masterpiece in the 2000’s. :allears:

That album is essential to the pop rock movement :clap3:

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Boards of Canada's Music Has the Right to Children (1998) is iconic and has been consistently referenced and emulated among electronic musicians for 20+ years. Pitchfork gave it a 10 and also gave it its own feature article a few years ago.

 

https://pitchfork.com/features/article/why-boards-of-canadas-music-has-the-right-to-children-is-the-greatest-psychedelic-album-of-the-90s/

https://pitchfork.com/reviews/albums/838-music-has-the-right-to-children/

 

Aphex Twin: Richard D. James Album is a cute girl, for sure, but nowhere near as impactful/iconic as Selected Ambient Works 85-92 or Selected Ambient Works Vol. II.

While SAW Vol. II absolutely changed ambient music as a genre, SAW 85-92 is more accessible and basically invented IDM (intelligent dance music). I think either are a better contender for essential Aphex album over RDJA. 33 1/3 even wrote a book about SAW Vol. II

 

https://pitchfork.com/reviews/albums/223-selected-ambient-works-85-92/

https://www.factmag.com/2017/02/12/paul-white-aphex-twin-selected-ambient-works-85-92/

https://www.bloomsbury.com/us/aphex-twins-selected-ambient-works-volume-ii-9781623568900/

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On 1/17/2021 at 3:29 PM, Everest said:

Recommendations:

 

Boards of Canada's Music Has the Right to Children (1998) is iconic and has been consistently referenced and emulated among electronic musicians for 20+ years. Pitchfork gave it a 10 and also gave it its own feature article a few years ago.

 

https://pitchfork.com/features/article/why-boards-of-canadas-music-has-the-right-to-children-is-the-greatest-psychedelic-album-of-the-90s/

https://pitchfork.com/reviews/albums/838-music-has-the-right-to-children/

 

Aphex Twin: Richard D. James Album is a cute girl, for sure, but nowhere near as impactful/iconic as Selected Ambient Works 85-92 or Selected Ambient Works Vol. II.

While SAW Vol. II absolutely changed ambient music as a genre, SAW 85-92 is more accessible and basically invented IDM (intelligent dance music). I think either are a better contender for essential Aphex album over RDJA. 33 1/3 even wrote a book about SAW Vol. II

 

https://pitchfork.com/reviews/albums/223-selected-ambient-works-85-92/

https://www.factmag.com/2017/02/12/paul-white-aphex-twin-selected-ambient-works-85-92/

https://www.bloomsbury.com/us/aphex-twins-selected-ambient-works-volume-ii-9781623568900/

Thank you for the recommendations! I just added the Boards of Canada album and switched the Aphex Twin album to SAW 85-92.

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Garbage's self-titled or 'Version 2.0' (their sophomore) are from the most acclaimed alternative rock albums ever and Shirley Manson is the queen of alternative rock. Any of both albums could be an essential for the list for the 90s. You may put 'Version 2.0' given that it was nominated for a grammy for album of the year.

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On 3/26/2021 at 10:24 PM, Mastamaind said:

Garbage's self-titled or 'Version 2.0' (their sophomore) are from the most acclaimed alternative rock albums ever and Shirley Manson is the queen of alternative rock. Any of both albums could be an essential for the list for the 90s. You may put 'Version 2.0' given that it was nominated for a grammy for album of the year.

Thanks for the suggestion! I'm gonna add their debut as that might be the more accessible album between the two.

 

Also, @jdmc219 @J-esper@stevyy@StonedSoulPicnicI just tagged a few people from the Tina thread yesterday and was curious if you guys have any suggestions for an essential Tina/Ike & Tina album? I already have Private Dancer listed for the 80s of course but was wondering about what other albums should represent this legend.

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4 hours ago, freddisier said:

Shouldn’t Fearless be added too? 

That's a fair point! I wasn't sure if I should add her pre-2010s material but I feel like Fearless deserves a spot (certainly among the other 2000s MPG albums). Gonna add her in a sec.

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42 minutes ago, Pink Matter said:

@Ace Reject @supaspaz @Madame X @Reverie what's considered essential Tina?!! Outside of Private Dancer that is. She's heralded as the Queen of Rock but I'm not sure if what album in particular to signify that. Thoughts?

Honestly.... that's it! One of the reasons people have been okay with not nominating her for the Hall of Fame as a soloist until this year.

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1 hour ago, Ace Reject said:

Honestly.... that's it! One of the reasons people have been okay with not nominating her for the Hall of Fame as a soloist until this year.

nn not even a greatest hits album? An Ike & Tina album?

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On 4/12/2021 at 4:39 PM, Pink Matter said:

@Ace Reject @supaspaz @Madame X @Reverie what's considered essential Tina?!! Outside of Private Dancer that is. She's heralded as the Queen of Rock but I'm not sure if what album in particular to signify that. Thoughts?

Yeah it seems like Private Dance is the Tina Turner album if there is one, even though it feels weird

(Something something singles artist something)

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00s:

Shakira - Laundry Service (pop rock, world music, pop, dance, tango, latin pop)

 

- Shakira's English breakthrough, massive sales (+12 million pure), 1 latin Grammy, big hit singles (Whenever, Wherever / Suerte, Underneath Your Clothes), moderate hits (Objection / Te Aviso, Te Anuncio, Que Me Quedes Tú)

 

 

 

10s:

Shakira - Sale El Sol (merengue, pop, latin pop, rock, world music)

 

- Shakira's most acclaimed album with 89 on Metacritic, won 2 latin Grammys, multiple massive hits on the album (Waka Waka, Loca, Rabiosa), moderate hits (Addicted To You, Sale El Sol), most successful latin album of the decade

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3 hours ago, Jimi said:

00s:

Shakira - Laundry Service (pop rock, world music, pop, dance, tango, latin pop)

 

- Shakira's English breakthrough, massive sales (+12 million pure), 1 latin Grammy, big hit singles (Whenever, Wherever / Suerte, Underneath Your Clothes), moderate hits (Objection / Te Aviso, Te Anuncio, Que Me Quedes Tú)

 

 

 

10s:

Shakira - Sale El Sol (merengue, pop, latin pop, rock, world music)

 

- Shakira's most acclaimed album with 89 on Metacritic, won 2 latin Grammys, multiple massive hits on the album (Waka Waka, Loca, Rabiosa), moderate hits (Addicted To You, Sale El Sol), most successful latin album of the decade

Thanks for the recs, I'm surprised I didn't at least have a Shakira album for the 00s.

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I mean to send you some other recommendations after going through this list earlier in the year (when I was trying to make my personal essentials albums list), I'll try and do it soon!

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