December 23: Air, David Bowie, Pink Floyd, Pulp, Sleater-Kinney, Phil Spector, Super Furry Animals

This week I’m going to write about some of my favourite albums which are on the list. Of course I’d already listened to these before starting this project, so there’ll be no increase in the number I’ve heard. Air, ‘Moon Safari’ Released in 1998 and preceded by upbeat singles ‘Sexy Boy’ and ‘Kelly Watch The … Continue reading “December 23: Air, David Bowie, Pink Floyd, Pulp, Sleater-Kinney, Phil Spector, Super Furry Animals”

October 2: Bauhaus, Billie Holiday, King Crimson, MC5, Pink Floyd, Talking Heads, Neil Young

This week’s edition of the 1001 is an editor’s choice, meaning I’m drawing from some of the albums I’ve been looking forward to hearing. The best thing about a list like this is that there’s quite a lot that I want to hear – there’s at least 100 I’m keen to check out. Here’s seven … Continue reading “October 2: Bauhaus, Billie Holiday, King Crimson, MC5, Pink Floyd, Talking Heads, Neil Young”

July 16: Ryan Adams, Frank Black, Blue Nile, Deep Purple, Massive Attack,Orange Juice, REM

This week, we’ll be looking at one of our flimsiest categories yet, as this week’s septet are included because either the band name or album name features a colour! What will be joining Black Sabbath, Pink Floyd, ‘Kind of Blue’ and the White Stripes in the 1001 canon? Read on. Ryan Adams, ‘Gold’ This album’s … Continue reading “July 16: Ryan Adams, Frank Black, Blue Nile, Deep Purple, Massive Attack,Orange Juice, REM”

June 18: Can, Emerson Lake & Palmer, Genesis, King Crimson, Supertramp, Tangerine Dream, Yes

Twas on the eighteenth day of the sixth month, said the wizard to the apprentice That JT listened to the prog rock albums With all of the pain of a dentists. Yea, though every track was long, Young JT must not cry For he tries his best to complete his quest 1001 Albums Before You … Continue reading “June 18: Can, Emerson Lake & Palmer, Genesis, King Crimson, Supertramp, Tangerine Dream, Yes”

June 4: Elvis Costello, Radiohead, Rolling Stones, Sonic Youth, Bruce Springsteen, Tom Waits, Neil Young

This week on 1001 Albums it’s another look at the artists whose back catalogues are most heavily represented on the list (but where I’ve not heard all of it already: the Beatles and Bowie both have seven albums on the list but I’ve heard them all). Elvis Costello and the Attractions, ‘Armed Forces’ I’ve complained … Continue reading “June 4: Elvis Costello, Radiohead, Rolling Stones, Sonic Youth, Bruce Springsteen, Tom Waits, Neil Young”

March 19: Syd Barrett, Captain Beefheart, Dagmar Krause, Laibach, The Residents, Todd Rundgren, Skip Spence

After we looked at the biggest-selling albums in history last week, it’s time to take the opposite tack and look at some of the most leftfield albums on the list. Excitingly, there are a few weird albums on the list, so let’s dive in. Syd Barrett, ‘The Madcap Laughs’ I’d heard Barrett’s sole album as … Continue reading “March 19: Syd Barrett, Captain Beefheart, Dagmar Krause, Laibach, The Residents, Todd Rundgren, Skip Spence”

December 11: The Byrds, Bob Dylan, Led Zeppelin, Radiohead, The Rolling Stones, Sonic Youth, Tom Waits

This week, we’re covering some of the most regular artists to appear on the list. Each of this week’s artists are represented with five or more entries on the 1001. Justifably? Let’s find out! The Byrds, ‘Fifth Dimension’ Written after the departure of main songwriter Gene Clark, and with no Bob Dylan songs for the … Continue reading “December 11: The Byrds, Bob Dylan, Led Zeppelin, Radiohead, The Rolling Stones, Sonic Youth, Tom Waits”

The full list

Here’s the full list of albums that I’ll be working through during this project. Solo artists are listed by surname (e.g. Bowie, David). ‘The’ bands are listed under their names with the ‘The’ excluded (e.g. Beatles under ‘B’ rather than The Beatles under ‘T’.) Artist Album o 10cc ¬†Sheet Music o 13th Floor Elevators ¬†Psychedelic … Continue reading “The full list”

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February 7: Beatles, Kate Bush, Can, ‘Bitches Brew’, DJ Shadow, Eno, Iggy and the Stooges, Incredible String Band

I’ve been working through the 1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die. Luckily I had a head start, having listened to 130-odd already, but that still leaves 871 that I hadn’t. While this means I will listen to a lot of good music, there also appears to be some total dreck: I am particularly … Continue reading “February 7: Beatles, Kate Bush, Can, ‘Bitches Brew’, DJ Shadow, Eno, Iggy and the Stooges, Incredible String Band”