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Observer's 50 Albums That Changed Music [July 16, 2006]
## 1 The Velvet Underground and Nico - The Velvet Underground and Nico (1967) ## 2 The Beatles - Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (1967) ## 3 Kraftwerk - Trans-Europe Express (1977) ## 4 NWA - Straight Outta Compton (1989) ## 5 Robert Johnson- King of the Delta Blue Singers (1961) ## 6 Marvin Gaye - What's Going On (1971) ## 7 Patti Smith - Horses (1975) ## 8 Bob Dylan- Bringing it All Back Home (1965) ## 9 Elvis Presley- Elvis Presley (1956) ## 10 The Beach Boys- Pet Sounds (1966) ## 11 David Bowie- The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders From Mars (1972) ## 12 Miles Davis- Kind of Blue (1959) ## 13 Frank Sinatra - Songs for Swingin' Lovers (1956) ## 14 Joni Mitchell- Blue (1971) ## 15 Brian Eno- Discreet Music (1975) ## 16 Aretha Franklin- I Never Loved a Man the Way I love You (1967) ## 17 The Stooges- Raw Power (1973) ## 18 The Clash- London Calling (1979) ## 19 Mary J Blige - What's the 411? (1992) ## 20 The Byrds - Sweetheart of the Rodeo (1968) ## 21 The Spice Girls- Spice (1996) ## 22 Kate Bush- The Hounds of Love (1985) ## 23 Augustus Pablo - King Tubby Meets Rockers Uptown (1976) ## 24 Youssou N'Dour- Immigres (1984) ## 25 James Brown- Live at the Apollo (1963) ## 26 Stevie Wonder- Songs in the Key of Life (1976) ## 27 Jimi Hendrix - Are You Experienced (1967) ## 28 Prince and the Revolution - Purple Rain (1984) ## 29 Pink Floyd- The Dark Side of the Moon (1973) ## 30 The Wailers - Catch a Fire (1973) ## 31 The Stone Roses - The Stone Roses (1989) ## 32 Otis Redding - Otis Blue (1965) ## 33 Herbie Hancock- Head Hunters (1973) ## 34 Black Sabbath - Black Sabbath (1970) ## 35 The Ramones - The Ramones (1976) ## 36 The Who - My Generation (1965) ## 37 Massive Attack- Blue Lines (1991) ## 38 Radiohead - The Bends (1995) ## 39 Michael Jackson- Thriller (1982) ## 40 Run DMC - Run DMC (1984) ## 41 Chic - Chic (1977) ## 42 The Smiths - The Smiths (1984) ## 43 Primal Scream - Screamadelica (1991) ## 44 Talking Heads- Fear of Music (1979) ## 45 Fairport Convention - Liege and Lief (1969) ## 46 The Human League - Dare (1981) ## 47 Nirvana- Nevermind (1991) ## 48 The Strokes - Is This It? (2001) ## 49 De La Soul - 3 Feet High and Rising (1989) ## 50 LFO - Frequencies (1991) **** Missing: * 4 NWA * 23 Augustus Pablo * 24 Youssou N'Dour * 30 Wailers
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