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Rolling Stone magazine's 2020 ranking of the finest albums in music history, with the genres and release dates included.

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  1. Arcade Fire - Funeral
    September 14, 2004 • Indie Rock
  2. Rufus & Chaka Khan - Ask Rufus
    January 19, 1977 • Soul
  3. Suicide - Suicide
    December 28, 1977 • Synth Punk
  4. Various Artists - The Indestructible Beat of Soweto
    January 1, 1985 • World
  5. Shakira - ¿Dónde Están los Ladrones?
    September 29, 1998 • Pop Rock
  6. Boyz II Men - II
    August 30, 1994 • Contemporary R&B
  7. The Ronettes - Presenting the Fabulous Ronettes Featuring Veronica
    November 1, 1964 • Brill Building
  8. Marvin Gaye - Here, My Dear
    December 15, 1978 • Soul
  9. Bonnie Raitt - Nick of Time
    March 21, 1989 • Blues Rock
  10. Harry Styles - Fine Line
    December 13, 2019 • Pop Rock
  11. Linda Ronstadt - Heart Like a Wheel
    November 13, 1974 • Country Rock
  12. Phil Spector - Back to Mono (1958-1969)
    November 12, 1991 • Blue-eyed Soul
  13. The Stooges - The Stooges
    August 5, 1969 • Garage Rock
  14. Black Flag - Damaged
    December 5, 1981 • Hardcore Punk
  15. John Mayer - Continuum
    September 12, 2006 • Pop Rock
  16. Richard & Linda Thompson - I Want to See the Bright Lights Tonight
    April 1, 1974 • Folk Rock
  17. Lady Gaga - Born This Way
    May 23, 2011 • Pop
  18. Muddy Waters - The Anthology
    August 28, 2001 • Blues
  19. The Pharcyde - Bizarre Ride II the Pharcyde
    November 24, 1992 • Boom Bap
  20. Belle and Sebastian - If You're Feeling Sinister
    November 18, 1996 • Indie Pop
  21. Miranda Lambert - The Weight of These Wings
    November 18, 2016 • Country
  22. Selena - Amor Prohíbido
    March 13, 1994 • Latin Pop
  23. The Kinks - Something Else by The Kinks
    September 15, 1967 • Pop Rock
  24. Howlin' Wolf - Moanin' in the Moonlight
    January 1, 1959 • Blues
  25. Sparks - Kimono My House
    May 1, 1974 • Glam Rock
  26. Sheryl Crow - Sheryl Crow
    September 24, 1996 • Pop Rock
  27. Big Star - #1 Record
    April 24, 1972 • Power Pop
  28. Daddy Yankee - Barrio Fino
    July 13, 2004 • Reggaeton
  29. SZA - Ctrl
    June 9, 2017 • Alternative R&B
  30. Jefferson Airplane - Surrealistic Pillow
    April 1, 1967 • Psychedelic Rock
  31. Juvenile - 400 Degreez
    November 3, 1998 • Hip Hop
  32. Manu Chao - Clandestino
    October 6, 1998 • Latin Alternative
  33. The Rolling Stones - Some Girls
    June 9, 1978 • Rock
  34. Maxwell - BLACKsummers'night
    July 7, 2009 • Soul
  35. The Beach Boys - The Beach Boys Today!
    March 8, 1965 • Pop Rock
  36. King Sunny Adé - The Best of the Classic Years
    February 11, 2003 • World
  37. The Isley Brothers - 3 + 3
    August 7, 1973 • Funk
  38. Laura Nyro - Eli and the Thirteenth Confession
    March 3, 1968 • Pop Soul
  39. The Flying Burrito Brothers - The Gilded Palace of Sin
    February 1, 1969 • Country
  40. Bon Iver - For Emma, Forever Ago
    July 8, 2007 • Indie Folk
  41. Lorde - Melodrama
    June 16, 2017 • Synthpop
  42. Kid Cudi - Man On The Moon: The End Of Day
    September 15, 2009 • Pop Rap
  43. Jason Isbell - Southeastern
    June 11, 2013 • Singer-Songwriter
  44. Sinéad O'Connor - I Do Not Want What I Haven't Got
    March 1, 1990 • Alternative Rock
  45. Al Green - Greatest Hits
    April 1, 1975 • Soul
  46. Bo Diddley - Bo Diddley / Go Bo Diddley
    July 1, 1959 • Blues
  47. Can - Ege Bamyasi
    November 1, 1972 • Krautrock
  48. Nine Inch Nails - Pretty Hate Machine
    October 20, 1989 • Industrial Rock
  49. Diana Ross & The Supremes - Anthology
    December 18, 2001 • Pop Soul
  50. Roberta Flack - First Take
    June 20, 1969 • Soul
  51. Paul McCartney & Linda McCartney - Ram
    May 17, 1971 • Pop Rock
  52. The White Stripes - Elephant
    April 1, 2003 • Garage Rock Revival
  53. Otis Redding - Complete & Unbelievable: The Otis Redding Dictionary of Soul
    October 15, 1966 • Soul
  54. Bad Bunny - X 100PRE
    December 24, 2018 • Trap
  55. Alice Coltrane - Journey in Satchidananda
    February, 1971 • Spiritual Jazz
  56. Yes - Close to the Edge
    September 13, 1972 • Symphonic Prog
  57. Fiona Apple - Extraordinary Machine
    October 4, 2005 • Singer-Songwriter
  58. David Bowie - Scary Monsters (and Super Creeps)
    September 12, 1980 • Art Rock
  59. The Weeknd - Beauty Behind the Madness
    August 28, 2015 • Contemporary R&B
  60. Britney Spears - Blackout
    October 30, 2007 • Dance Pop
  61. Loretta Lynn - Coal Miner's Daughter
    December 28, 1970 • Country
  62. James Brown - Sex Machine
    August 1, 1970 • Funk
  63. Blur - Parklife
    April 25, 1994 • Britpop
  64. Primal Scream - Screamadelica
    September 23, 1991 • Alternative Dance
  65. 2Pac - All Eyez on Me
    February 13, 1996 • Gangsta Rap
  66. Pet Shop Boys - Actually
    September 7, 1987 • Synthpop
  67. Pavement - Crooked Rain, Crooked Rain
    February 2, 1994 • Indie Rock
  68. LCD Soundsystem - Sound of Silver
    March 12, 2007 • Dance Punk
  69. Usher - Confessions
    March 23, 2004 • Contemporary R&B
  70. Los Lobos - How Will the Wolf Survive?
    January 1, 1984 • Roots Rock
  71. Elvis Costello - My Aim Is True
    July 22, 1977 • New Wave
  72. Four Tops - Reach Out
    July 13, 1967 • Soul
  73. Hüsker Dü - New Day Rising
    January 1, 1985 • Post-Hardcore
  74. Al Green - Call Me
    April 1, 1973 • Soul
  75. Lucinda Williams - Lucinda Williams
    January 1, 1988 • Alt-Country
  76. Paul Simon - Paul Simon
    January 24, 1972 • Singer-Songwriter
  77. Beck - Odelay
    June 18, 1996 • Alternative Rock
  78. Yo La Tengo - I Can Hear the Heart Beating as One
    April 22, 1997 • Indie Rock
  79. Marvin Gaye - Let's Get It On
    August 28, 1973 • Soul
  80. M.I.A. - Arular
    March 22, 2005 • Electropop
  81. Earth, Wind & Fire - That's the Way of the World
    March 15, 1975 • Soul
  82. Eric Church - Chief
    July 26, 2011 • Country
  83. Dire Straits - Brothers in Arms
    May 13, 1985 • Pop Rock
  84. Ornette Coleman - The Shape of Jazz To Come
    November, 1959 • Avant-Garde Jazz
  85. The Roots - Things Fall Apart
    February 23, 1999 • East Coast Hip Hop
  86. The Meters - Look-Ka Py Py
    December 1, 1969 • Funk
  87. Chic - Risqué
    July 30, 1979 • Disco
  88. Creedence Clearwater Revival - Cosmo's Factory
    July 17, 1970 • Southern Rock
  89. Smokey Robinson & the Miracles - Going to a Go-Go
    November 1, 1965 • Soul
  90. Bob Dylan - Love and Theft
    September 11, 2001 • Singer-Songwriter
  91. The Beach Boys - Wild Honey
    December 18, 1967 • Baroque Pop
  92. Grateful Dead - Workingman's Dead
    June 14, 1970 • Folk Rock
  93. Motörhead - Ace of Spades
    November 8, 1980 • Heavy Metal
  94. Neil Young & Crazy Horse - Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere
    May 14, 1969 • Singer-Songwriter
  95. The Magnetic Fields - 69 Love Songs
    September 7, 1999 • Indie Pop
  96. Various Artists - Nuggets: Original Artyfacts from the First Psychedelic Era, 1965-1968
    January 1, 1972 • Garage Rock
  97. Anita Baker - Rapture
    March 20, 1986 • Soul
  98. Ghostface Killah - Supreme Clientele
    February 8, 2000 • Hip Hop
  99. Fela Kuti & Africa 70 - Expensive Shit
    January 1, 1975 • Afrobeat
  100. Blondie - Blondie
    December 1, 1976 • New Wave
  101. The Go-Go's - Beauty and the Beat
    June 8, 1981 • New Wave
  102. Brian Wilson - SMiLE
    September 28, 2004 • Psychedelic Pop
  103. The Raincoats - The Raincoats
    November 3, 1979 • Post-Punk
  104. Billie Eilish - WHEN WE ALL FALL ASLEEP, WHERE DO WE GO?
    March 29, 2019 • Electropop
  105. Todd Rundgren - Something/Anything?
    February 1, 1972 • Pop Rock
  106. D'Angelo and The Vanguard - Black Messiah
    December 15, 2014 • Neo-Soul
  107. Diana Ross - Diana
    May 22, 1980 • Disco
  108. Taylor Swift - 1989
    October 27, 2014 • Pop
  109. Ike & Tina Turner - Proud Mary: The Best of Ike & Tina Turner
    March 18, 1991 • Soul
  110. Kelis - Kaleidoscope
    December 7, 1999 • Contemporary R&B
  111. Pixies - Surfer Rosa
    March 21, 1988 • Alternative Rock
  112. Mariah Carey - The Emancipation of Mimi
    April 12, 2005 • Contemporary R&B
  113. Aretha Franklin - Young, Gifted and Black
    January 24, 1972 • Soul
  114. Radiohead - In Rainbows
    October 10, 2007 • Alternative Rock
  115. J Dilla - Donuts
    February 7, 2006 • Instrumental Hip Hop
  116. Ramones - Rocket to Russia
    November 4, 1977 • Punk Rock
  117. The Kinks - The Kinks Are The Village Green Preservation Society
    November 22, 1968 • Pop Rock
  118. Massive Attack - Mezzanine
    April 20, 1998 • Trip Hop
  119. Tame Impala - Currents
    July 17, 2015 • Psychedelic Pop
  120. Lynyrd Skynyrd - (Pronounced 'Lĕh-'nérd 'Skin-'nérd)
    August 13, 1973 • Southern Rock
  121. Charles Mingus - Mingus Ah Um
    September 14, 1959 • Post-Bop
  122. Rush - Moving Pictures
    February 12, 1981 • Progressive Rock
  123. Run-D.M.C. - Run-D.M.C.
    March 27, 1984 • Hip Hop
  124. Yeah Yeah Yeahs - Fever to Tell
    April 29, 2003 • Garage Rock Revival
  125. Neutral Milk Hotel - In the Aeroplane Over the Sea
    February 10, 1998 • Indie Rock
  126. Green Day - Dookie
    February 1, 1994 • Pop Punk
  127. Robert Johnson - King of the Delta Blues Singers
    January 1, 1961 • Blues
  128. Isaac Hayes - Hot Buttered Soul
    September 23, 1969 • Soul
  129. Big Brother and The Holding Company - Cheap Thrills
    August 12, 1968 • Blues Rock
  130. The Temptations - Anthology
    August 23, 1973 • Soul
  131. Lil Wayne - Tha Carter II
    December 6, 2005 • Gangsta Rap
  132. Mobb Deep - The Infamous
    April 25, 1995 • East Coast Hip Hop
  133. George Harrison - All Things Must Pass
    November 27, 1970 • Rock
  134. Drake - If You're Reading This It's Too Late
    February 12, 2015 • Pop Rap
  135. Aerosmith - Rocks
    May 3, 1976 • Hard Rock
  136. Madvillain - Madvillainy
    March 23, 2004 • Jazz Rap
  137. Talking Heads - More Songs About Buildings and Food
    July 21, 1978 • Post-Punk
  138. Parliament - Mothership Connection
    December 15, 1975 • Funk
  139. Luther Vandross - Never Too Much
    August 12, 1981 • Smooth Soul
  140. My Chemical Romance - The Black Parade
    October 23, 2006 • Pop Punk
  141. Funkadelic - One Nation Under a Groove
    September 1, 1978 • Funk Rock
  142. Big Star - Radio City
    February 1, 1974 • Power Pop
  143. Sonic Youth - Goo
    June 26, 1990 • Alternative Rock
  144. Tom Waits - Rain Dogs
    September 30, 1985 • Singer-Songwriter
  145. Dr. John - Gris-Gris
    January 22, 1968 • Psychedelic Soul
  146. Black Sabbath - Black Sabbath
    February 13, 1970 • Heavy Metal
  147. X-Ray Spex - Germ Free Adolescents
    November 10, 1978 • Punk Rock
  148. The Cars - The Cars
    June 6, 1978 • New Wave
  149. Eminem - The Slim Shady LP
    February 23, 1999 • Horrorcore
  150. Roxy Music - For Your Pleasure
    March 23, 1973 • Glam Rock
  151. Stevie Wonder - Music of My Mind
    March 3, 1972 • Soul
  152. MC5 - Kick Out the Jams
    February 1, 1969 • Protopunk
  153. Gillian Welch - Time (The Revelator)
    July 31, 2001 • Americana
  154. GZA - Liquid Swords
    November 7, 1995 • Boom Bap
  155. Arctic Monkeys - AM
    September 9, 2013 • Indie Rock
  156. Bruce Springsteen - The Wild, the Innocent & the E Street Shuffle
    September 11, 1973 • Rock
  157. Toots & The Maytals - Funky Kingston
    circa March / April, 1973 • Reggae
  158. Sly & The Family Stone - Greatest Hits
    November 21, 1970 • Psychedelic Soul
  159. The Beatles - Let It Be
    May 8, 1970 • Pop Rock
  160. The Smashing Pumpkins - Siamese Dream
    July 27, 1993 • Alternative Rock
  161. Snoop Doggy Dogg - Doggystyle
    November 23, 1993 • Gangsta Rap
  162. Janet Jackson - Janet Jackson's Rhythm Nation 1814
    September 19, 1989 • Dance Pop
  163. Brian Eno - Another Green World
    September 1, 1975 • Art Rock
  164. Bob Dylan - John Wesley Harding
    December 27, 1967 • Folk Rock
  165. Roxy Music - Avalon
    May 28, 1982 • Sophisti-Pop
  166. Bob Dylan & The Band - The Basement Tapes
    June 26, 1975 • Folk Rock
  167. Santana - Abraxas
    September 1, 1970 • Latin Rock
  168. Bill Withers - Still Bill
    May 1, 1972 • Soul
  169. Elvis Presley - Elvis Presley
    March 23, 1956 • Rock & Roll
  170. Madonna - Like a Prayer
    March 21, 1989 • Pop
  171. The Rolling Stones - Aftermath
    April 15, 1966 • Blues Rock
  172. DJ Shadow - Endtroducing.....
    September 16, 1996 • Instrumental Hip Hop
  173. Vampire Weekend - Modern Vampires of the City
    May 14, 2013 • Indie Rock
  174. The Who - Live at Leeds
    May 16, 1970 • Hard Rock
  175. Prince - Dirty Mind
    October 8, 1980 • Synth Funk
  176. Jerry Lee Lewis - All Killer, No Filler: The Anthology
    May 18, 1993 • Rock & Roll
  177. Coldplay - A Rush of Blood to the Head
    August 27, 2002 • Britpop
  178. The Clash - Sandinista!
    December 12, 1980 • Post-Punk
  179. Elvis Presley - From Elvis In Memphis
    June 1, 1969 • Soul
  180. Lana Del Rey - Norman Fucking Rockwell!
    August 30, 2019 • Singer-Songwriter
  181. X - Los Angeles
    April 26, 1980 • Punk Rock
  182. The Stone Roses - The Stone Roses
    May 2, 1989 • Jangle Pop
  183. Janet Jackson - The Velvet Rope
    October 7, 1997 • Contemporary R&B
  184. Billie Holiday - Lady in Satin
    June 1, 1958 • Vocal Jazz
  185. The Who - The Who Sell Out
    December 15, 1967 • Psychedelic Pop
  186. ROSALÍA - EL MAL QUERER
    November 2, 2018 • Art Pop
  187. Aaliyah - One in a Million
    August 27, 1996 • Contemporary R&B
  188. PJ Harvey - Stories from the City, Stories from the Sea
    October 24, 2000 • Alternative Rock
  189. Solange - A Seat at the Table
    September 30, 2016 • Alternative R&B
  190. Neil Young - On The Beach
    July 16, 1974 • Folk Rock
  191. Wire - Pink Flag
    December 1, 1977 • Art Punk
  192. Joy Division - Closer
    July 18, 1980 • Post-Punk
  193. Brian Eno - Here Come the Warm Jets
    January 1, 1974 • Art Rock
  194. Sam Cooke - Portrait of a Legend 1951-1964
    June 17, 2003 • Soul
  195. Al Green - I'm Still in Love with You
    October 23, 1972 • Soul
  196. KISS - Alive!
    September 10, 1975 • Hard Rock
  197. Bill Withers - Just As I Am
    May 1, 1971 • Soul
  198. ABBA - The Definitive Collection
    November 2, 2001 • Pop
  199. Neil Young - Tonight's The Night
    June 20, 1975 • Singer-Songwriter
  200. New York Dolls - New York Dolls
    July 27, 1973 • Glam Rock
  201. Shania Twain - Come on Over
    November 4, 1997 • Country Pop
  202. B.B. King - Live At the Regal
    January 1, 1965 • Blues
  203. Tom Petty - Full Moon Fever
    April 24, 1989 • Pop Rock
  204. Peter Gabriel - So
    May 19, 1986 • Pop Rock
  205. Neil Young & Crazy Horse - Rust Never Sleeps
    July 9, 1979 • Country Rock
  206. Daft Punk - Random Access Memories
    May 21, 2013 • Disco
  207. Weezer - Weezer (Blue Album)
    May 10, 1994 • Alternative Rock
  208. The Breeders - Last Splash
    August 31, 1993 • Alternative Rock
  209. Van Halen - Van Halen
    February 10, 1978 • Hard Rock
  210. Destiny's Child - The Writing's on the Wall
    July 27, 1999 • Contemporary R&B
  211. OutKast - Speakerboxxx/The Love Below
    September 23, 2003 • Southern Hip Hop
  212. Björk - Post
    June 13, 1995 • Art Pop
  213. The Modern Lovers - The Modern Lovers
    August 1, 1976 • Protopunk
  214. The Byrds - Mr. Tambourine Man
    June 21, 1965 • Folk Rock
  215. Red Hot Chili Peppers - Californication
    June 8, 1999 • Alternative Rock
  216. Big Star - Third/Sister Lovers
    January 1, 1978 • Power Pop
  217. Merle Haggard - Down Every Road 1962-1994
    April 1, 1996 • Country
  218. Donna Summer - Bad Girls
    April 25, 1979 • Disco
  219. Frank Sinatra - In the Wee Small Hours
    April 1, 1955 • Vocal Jazz
  220. Harry Nilsson - Nilsson Schmilsson
    November 1, 1971 • Pop Rock
  221. 50 Cent - Get Rich or Die Tryin'
    February 6, 2003 • Gangsta Rap
  222. Nirvana - MTV Unplugged in New York
    November 1, 1994 • Alternative Rock
  223. Led Zeppelin - Houses of the Holy
    March 28, 1973 • Hard Rock
  224. Alicia Keys - The Diary of Alicia Keys
    December 1, 2003 • Contemporary R&B
  225. Radiohead - The Bends
    March 13, 1995 • Alternative Rock
  226. Curtis Mayfield - Curtis
    September 1, 1970 • Funk
  227. The Byrds - Sweetheart of the Rodeo
    August 30, 1968 • Country
  228. Gang of Four - Entertainment!
    September 25, 1979 • Post-Punk
  229. The Velvet Underground - White Light/White Heat
    January 30, 1968 • Experimental Rock
  230. Mary J. Blige - What's the 411?
    July 28, 1992 • Contemporary R&B
  231. Kacey Musgraves - Golden Hour
    March 30, 2018 • Country Pop
  232. Kanye West - Yeezus
    June 18, 2013 • Experimental Hip Hop
  233. Randy Newman - Sail Away
    May 1, 1972 • Singer-Songwriter
  234. Minutemen - Double Nickels on the Dime
    July 1, 1984 • Post-Punk
  235. The Beatles - Help!
    August 6, 1965 • Pop Rock
  236. Pavement - Wowee Zowee
    April 11, 1995 • Indie Rock
  237. Pink Floyd - Wish You Were Here
    September 12, 1975 • Progressive Rock
  238. The Beatles - A Hard Day's Night
    July 10, 1964 • Pop Rock
  239. New Order - Power, Corruption & Lies
    May 2, 1983 • New Wave
  240. Beastie Boys - Check Your Head
    April 21, 1992 • East Coast Hip Hop
  241. The Slits - Cut
    September 7, 1979 • Post-Punk
  242. Janis Joplin - Pearl
    January 11, 1971 • Blues Rock
  243. Joni Mitchell - The Hissing of Summer Lawns
    November 8, 1975 • Folk
  244. Dolly Parton - Coat of Many Colors
    October 4, 1971 • Country
  245. Tracy Chapman - Tracy Chapman
    April 5, 1988 • Singer-Songwriter
  246. Bob Dylan - The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan
    May 27, 1963 • Folk
  247. Herbie Hancock - Head Hunters
    October 26, 1973 • Jazz Fusion
  248. Pink Floyd - The Piper at the Gates of Dawn
    August 5, 1967 • Psychedelic Rock
  249. Devo - Q: Are We Not Men? A: We Are Devo!
    August 28, 1978 • New Wave
  250. Elton John - Honky Château
    May 19, 1972 • Pop Rock
  251. Buzzcocks - Singles Going Steady
    September 1, 1979 • Punk Rock
  252. Whitney Houston - Whitney Houston
    February 14, 1985 • Pop
  253. Green Day - American Idiot
    September 21, 2004 • Pop Punk
  254. Sade - Love Deluxe
    October 26, 1992 • Sophisti-Pop
  255. LL Cool J - Mama Said Knock You Out
    August 27, 1990 • Hip Hop
  256. Cocteau Twins - Heaven or Las Vegas
    September 17, 1990 • Dream Pop
  257. Kanye West - 808s & Heartbreak
    November 24, 2008 • Electropop
  258. The Zombies - Odessey and Oracle
    April 19, 1968 • Psychedelic Pop
  259. The Velvet Underground - Loaded
    September 1, 1970 • Pop Rock
  260. Massive Attack - Blue Lines
    April 8, 1991 • Trip Hop
  261. Sam Cooke - Live at the Harlem Square Club, 1963
    June 1, 1985 • Soul
  262. Boogie Down Productions - Criminal Minded
    March 3, 1987 • Boom Bap
  263. Kraftwerk - Trans Europa Express
    March 21, 1977 • Progressive Electronic
  264. Willie Nelson - Red Headed Stranger
    May 1, 1975 • Outlaw Country
  265. Daft Punk - Discovery
    March 13, 2001 • French House
  266. Metallica - Metallica
    August 12, 1991 • Heavy Metal
  267. Black Sabbath - Master of Reality
    July 21, 1971 • Heavy Metal
  268. Tori Amos - Little Earthquakes
    January 13, 1992 • Singer-Songwriter
  269. John Coltrane - Giant Steps
    January 27, 1960 • Hard Bop
  270. Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers - Damn the Torpedoes
    October 19, 1979 • Heartland Rock
  271. Rihanna - ANTI
    January 27, 2016 • Contemporary R&B
  272. Patsy Cline - The Ultimate Collection
    October 17, 2000 • Country
  273. De La Soul - De La Soul Is Dead
    May 13, 1991 • East Coast Hip Hop
  274. Little Richard - Here's Little Richard
    March 1, 1957 • Rock & Roll
  275. Derek and The Dominos - Layla and Other Assorted Love Songs
    November 9, 1970 • Blues Rock
  276. Wilco - Yankee Hotel Foxtrot
    April 23, 2002 • Indie Rock
  277. Dixie Chicks - Fly
    August 31, 1999 • Country
  278. John Lennon - Imagine
    September 9, 1971 • Rock
  279. Madonna - Ray of Light
    March 3, 1998 • Downtempo
  280. Rage Against The Machine - Rage Against The Machine
    November 3, 1992 • Rap Metal
  281. Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young - Déjà Vu
    March 11, 1970 • Folk Rock
  282. Raekwon - Only Built 4 Cuban Linx...
    August 1, 1995 • East Coast Hip Hop
  283. TLC - CrazySexyCool
    November 15, 1994 • Contemporary R&B
  284. Oasis - Definitely Maybe
    August 30, 1994 • Britpop
  285. Elliott Smith - Either/Or
    February 25, 1997 • Singer-Songwriter
  286. Grateful Dead - American Beauty
    November 1, 1970 • Folk Rock
  287. Tom Petty - Wildflowers
    November 1, 1994 • Singer-Songwriter
  288. Fiona Apple - The Idler Wheel...
    June 19, 2012 • Singer-Songwriter
  289. Nina Simone - Wild is the Wind
    September 16, 1966 • Vocal Jazz
  290. Joy Division - Unknown Pleasures
    June 14, 1979 • Post-Punk
  291. Ray Charles - The Birth of Soul
    October 1, 1991 • Soul
  292. Run-D.M.C. - Raising Hell
    May 15, 1986 • Hardcore Hip Hop
  293. Lil Wayne - Tha Carter III
    June 10, 2008 • Hip Hop
  294. Eagles - Eagles
    June 1, 1972 • Folk Rock
  295. David Bowie - Low
    January 14, 1977 • Art Rock
  296. Cat Stevens - Tea for the Tillerman
    November 23, 1970 • Singer-Songwriter
  297. Kanye West - Graduation
    September 11, 2007 • Pop Rap
  298. Nick Drake - Pink Moon
    February 25, 1972 • Folk
  299. Björk - Homogenic
    September 23, 1997 • Art Pop
  300. A Tribe Called Quest - Midnight Marauders
    November 9, 1993 • Hip Hop
  301. Sade - Diamond Life
    July 16, 1984 • Sophisti-Pop
  302. Pavement - Slanted and Enchanted
    April 20, 1992 • Indie Rock
  303. The B-52's - The B-52's
    July 6, 1979 • New Wave
  304. The Beatles - Meet the Beatles!
    January 20, 1964 • Pop Rock
  305. Robyn - Body Talk
    November 22, 2010 • Electropop
  306. Leonard Cohen - Songs of Leonard Cohen
    December 27, 1967 • Singer-Songwriter
  307. Michael Jackson - Bad
    August 31, 1987 • Pop
  308. Creedence Clearwater Revival - Willy and the Poor Boys
    November 10, 1969 • Roots Rock
  309. Beastie Boys - Licensed to Ill
    November 15, 1986 • East Coast Hip Hop
  310. Etta James - At Last!
    November 15, 1960 • Soul
  311. The Who - Tommy
    May 23, 1969 • Rock
  312. Sleater-Kinney - Dig Me Out
    April 8, 1997 • Indie Rock
  313. T. Rex - Electric Warrior
    September 24, 1971 • Glam Rock
  314. Ice Cube - AmeriKKKa's Most Wanted
    May 16, 1990 • Gangsta Rap
  315. Red Hot Chili Peppers - Blood Sugar Sex Magik
    September 24, 1991 • Alternative Rock
  316. The Rolling Stones - Beggars Banquet
    December 6, 1968 • Rock
  317. Cyndi Lauper - She's So Unusual
    October 14, 1983 • Pop Rock
  318. D'Angelo - Brown Sugar
    July 3, 1995 • Neo-Soul
  319. James Taylor - Sweet Baby James
    February 1, 1970 • Singer-Songwriter
  320. Bob Dylan - Bringing It All Back Home
    March 27, 1965 • Folk Rock
  321. Love - Forever Changes
    November 1, 1967 • Psychedelic Rock
  322. The Notorious B.I.G. - Life After Death
    March 25, 1997 • Gangsta Rap
  323. Otis Redding - Otis Blue: Otis Redding Sings Soul
    September 15, 1965 • Soul
  324. Rod Stewart - Every Picture Tells a Story
    May 28, 1971 • Rock
  325. Public Enemy - Fear of a Black Planet
    April 10, 1990 • Hip Hop
  326. Kendrick Lamar - DAMN.
    April 14, 2017 • Conscious Hip Hop
  327. Jimmy Cliff - The Harder They Come
    July 7, 1972 • Reggae
  328. Nirvana - In Utero
    September 13, 1993 • Grunge
  329. Simon & Garfunkel - Bridge Over Troubled Water
    January 26, 1970 • Folk Rock
  330. Sonic Youth - Daydream Nation
    October 1, 1988 • Alternative Rock
  331. Cream - Disraeli Gears
    November 10, 1967 • Psychedelic Rock
  332. Billy Joel - The Stranger
    September 29, 1977 • Pop Rock
  333. Steely Dan - Can't Buy a Thrill
    November 1, 1972 • Pop Rock
  334. Depeche Mode - Violator
    March 19, 1990 • Synthpop
  335. Buddy Holly & the Crickets - 20 Golden Greats
    February 17, 1978 • Rock & Roll
  336. R.E.M. - Murmur
    April 12, 1983 • Alternative Rock
  337. Johnny Cash - At Folsom Prison
    May 1, 1968 • Country
  338. Bee Gees - Saturday Night Fever: The Original Movie Soundtrack
    November 15, 1977 • Disco
  339. Pulp - Different Class
    October 30, 1995 • Britpop
  340. Crosby, Stills & Nash - Crosby, Stills & Nash
    May 29, 1969 • Singer-Songwriter
  341. Pearl Jam - Ten
    August 27, 1991 • Alternative Rock
  342. The Police - Synchronicity
    June 1, 1983 • New Wave
  343. Erykah Badu - Mama's Gun
    November 21, 2000 • Neo-Soul
  344. Oasis - (What's the Story) Morning Glory?
    October 2, 1995 • Britpop
  345. The Replacements - Let It Be
    October 2, 1984 • Alternative Rock
  346. Jay-Z - The Black Album
    November 14, 2003 • East Coast Hip Hop
  347. Aretha Franklin - Amazing Grace
    June 1, 1972 • Gospel
  348. PJ Harvey - Rid of Me
    May 4, 1993 • Alternative Rock
  349. Pretenders - Pretenders
    December 27, 1979 • New Wave
  350. George Michael - Faith
    November 2, 1987 • Pop
  351. Bruce Springsteen - Nebraska
    September 30, 1982 • Singer-Songwriter
  352. John Prine - John Prine
    January 1, 1971 • Country
  353. Frank Ocean - channel ORANGE
    July 10, 2012 • Alternative R&B
  354. Jeff Buckley - Grace
    August 23, 1994 • Singer-Songwriter
  355. Blondie - Parallel Lines
    September 1, 1978 • New Wave
  356. Eminem - The Marshall Mathers LP
    May 23, 2000 • Hardcore Hip Hop
  357. Led Zeppelin - Physical Graffiti
    February 24, 1975 • Hard Rock
  358. The Velvet Underground - The Velvet Underground
    March 1, 1969 • Pop Rock
  359. Bruce Springsteen - Born in the U.S.A.
    June 4, 1984 • Heartland Rock
  360. Pixies - Doolittle
    April 18, 1989 • Alternative Rock
  361. Bob Marley & The Wailers - Catch a Fire
    April 13, 1973 • Roots Reggae
  362. Black Sabbath - Paranoid
    September 18, 1970 • Heavy Metal
  363. Madonna - The Immaculate Collection
    November 9, 1990 • Dance Pop
  364. Adele - 21
    January 24, 2011 • Soul
  365. Funkadelic - Maggot Brain
    July 1, 1971 • Funk Rock
  366. U2 - The Joshua Tree
    March 9, 1987 • Pop Rock
  367. Fugees - The Score
    February 13, 1996 • East Coast Hip Hop
  368. Joni Mitchell - Hejira
    November 1, 1976 • Singer-Songwriter
  369. Hank Williams - 40 Greatest Hits
    January 1, 1978 • Country
  370. Portishead - Dummy
    August 22, 1994 • Trip Hop
  371. Prince - 1999
    October 27, 1982 • Synth Funk
  372. Pink Floyd - The Wall
    November 30, 1979 • Art Rock
  373. Queen - A Night At The Opera
    November 21, 1975 • Hard Rock
  374. Ray Charles - Modern Sounds in Country and Western Music
    April 1, 1962 • Soul
  375. Mary J. Blige - My Life
    November 29, 1994 • Contemporary R&B
  376. Beastie Boys - Paul's Boutique
    July 25, 1989 • East Coast Hip Hop
  377. U2 - Achtung Baby
    November 18, 1991 • Alternative Rock
  378. Led Zeppelin - Led Zeppelin II
    October 22, 1969 • Hard Rock
  379. Nine Inch Nails - The Downward Spiral
    March 8, 1994 • Industrial Rock
  380. Elvis Costello & The Attractions - This Year's Model
    March 17, 1978 • New Wave
  381. Van Morrison - Moondance
    February 28, 1970 • Singer-Songwriter
  382. Sly & The Family Stone - Stand!
    May 3, 1969 • Funk
  383. Eagles - Hotel California
    December 8, 1976 • Country Rock
  384. Kanye West - Late Registration
    August 30, 2005 • Pop Rap
  385. The Cure - Disintegration
    May 2, 1989 • Gothic Rock
  386. Kendrick Lamar - good kid, m.A.A.d city
    October 22, 2012 • Conscious Hip Hop
  387. The Strokes - Is This It
    July 30, 2001 • Indie Rock
  388. The Smiths - The Queen is Dead
    June 16, 1986 • Jangle Pop
  389. Elton John - Goodbye Yellow Brick Road
    October 5, 1973 • Pop Rock
  390. Janet Jackson - Control
    February 2, 1986 • Contemporary R&B
  391. Joni Mitchell - Court and Spark
    January 17, 1974 • Singer-Songwriter
  392. Lou Reed - Transformer
    November 8, 1972 • Glam Rock
  393. Fiona Apple - When the Pawn...
    November 9, 1999 • Singer-Songwriter
  394. Television - Marquee Moon
    February 8, 1977 • Art Punk
  395. Hole - Live Through This
    April 12, 1994 • Alternative Rock
  396. The Allman Brothers Band - At Fillmore East
    July 1, 1971 • Blues Rock
  397. The Rolling Stones - Sticky Fingers
    April 23, 1971 • Blues Rock
  398. De La Soul - 3 Feet High and Rising
    March 3, 1989 • Conscious Hip Hop
  399. The Clash - The Clash
    April 8, 1977 • Punk Rock
  400. Led Zeppelin - Led Zeppelin
    January 12, 1969 • Hard Rock
  401. The Band - Music from Big Pink
    July 1, 1968 • Roots Rock
  402. Taylor Swift - Red
    October 22, 2012 • Pop
  403. Lucinda Williams - Car Wheels on a Gravel Road
    June 30, 1998 • Singer-Songwriter
  404. Metallica - Master of Puppets
    March 3, 1986 • Thrash Metal
  405. R.E.M. - Automatic for the People
    October 5, 1992 • Alternative Rock
  406. Drake - Take Care
    November 15, 2011 • Pop Rap
  407. The Stooges - Funhouse
    July 7, 1970 • Protopunk
  408. Missy Elliott - Supa Dupa Fly
    July 15, 1997 • Pop Rap
  409. The Jimi Hendrix Experience - Axis: Bold as Love
    December 1, 1967 • Psychedelic Rock
  410. Bruce Springsteen - Darkness on the Edge of Town
    June 2, 1978 • Heartland Rock
  411. Neil Young - After the Gold Rush
    September 19, 1970 • Folk Rock
  412. Erykah Badu - Baduizm
    February 11, 1997 • Neo-Soul
  413. David Bowie - Hunky Dory
    December 17, 1971 • Glam Rock
  414. Miles Davis - Bitches Brew
    April 1, 1970 • Jazz Fusion
  415. The Doors - The Doors
    January 4, 1967 • Psychedelic Rock
  416. John Lennon / Plastic Ono Band - John Lennon / Plastic Ono Band
    December 11, 1970 • Rock
  417. AC/DC - Back in Black
    July 25, 1980 • Hard Rock
  418. Dusty Springfield - Dusty in Memphis
    March 31, 1969 • Pop Soul
  419. Sly & The Family Stone - There's a Riot Goin' On
    November 1, 1971 • Funk
  420. Beyoncé - Beyoncé
    December 13, 2013 • Contemporary R&B
  421. Sex Pistols - Never Mind the Bollocks, Here's the Sex Pistols
    October 27, 1977 • Punk Rock
  422. Frank Ocean - Blonde
    August 20, 2016 • Alternative R&B
  423. Elvis Presley - The Sun Sessions
    March 22, 1976 • Rockabilly
  424. The Who - Who's Next
    August 14, 1971 • Hard Rock
  425. Curtis Mayfield - Superfly
    July 1, 1972 • Funk
  426. Aretha Franklin - Lady Soul
    January 22, 1968 • Southern Soul
  427. Kanye West - The College Dropout
    February 10, 2004 • Pop Rap
  428. my bloody valentine - loveless
    November 4, 1991 • Shoegaze
  429. Neil Young - Harvest
    February 1, 1972 • Singer-Songwriter
  430. Bob Marley & The Wailers - Exodus
    June 3, 1977 • Roots Reggae
  431. N.W.A. - Straight Outta Compton
    August 8, 1988 • Gangsta Rap
  432. Alanis Morissette - Jagged Little Pill
    June 13, 1995 • Alternative Rock
  433. Kate Bush - Hounds of Love
    September 16, 1985 • Art Pop
  434. Jay-Z - Reasonable Doubt
    June 25, 1996 • Gangsta Rap
  435. John Coltrane - A Love Supreme
    February 1, 1965 • Avant-Garde Jazz
  436. James Brown - Live at the Apollo
    May 1, 1963 • Soul
  437. OutKast - Stankonia
    October 31, 2000 • Southern Hip Hop
  438. Steely Dan - Aja
    September 23, 1977 • Jazz-Rock
  439. Guns N' Roses - Appetite for Destruction
    July 21, 1987 • Hard Rock
  440. Eric B. & Rakim - Paid in Full
    July 7, 1987 • Boom Bap
  441. Van Morrison - Astral Weeks
    November 1, 1968 • Singer-Songwriter
  442. Stevie Wonder - Talking Book
    October 28, 1972 • Soul
  443. Led Zeppelin - Led Zeppelin IV
    November 8, 1971 • Hard Rock
  444. The Band - The Band
    September 22, 1969 • Rock
  445. Liz Phair - Exile in Guyville
    June 22, 1993 • Indie Rock
  446. Pink Floyd - The Dark Side of the Moon
    March 1, 1973 • Art Rock
  447. James Brown - Star Time
    May 7, 1991 • Funk
  448. The Jimi Hendrix Experience - Electric Ladyland
    October 25, 1968 • Psychedelic Rock
  449. David Bowie - Station to Station
    January 23, 1976 • Art Rock
  450. Chuck Berry - The Great Twenty-Eight
    January 1, 1982 • Rock & Roll
  451. Jay-Z - The Blueprint
    September 11, 2001 • East Coast Hip Hop
  452. OutKast - Aquemini
    September 29, 1998 • Conscious Hip Hop
  453. Bob Marley & The Wailers - Legend
    May 8, 1984 • Roots Reggae
  454. Ramones - Ramones
    April 23, 1976 • Punk Rock
  455. Paul Simon - Graceland
    August 12, 1986 • Pop Rock
  456. Prince - Sign "O" the Times
    March 31, 1987 • Pop Rock
  457. Nas - Illmatic
    April 19, 1994 • East Coast Hip Hop
  458. A Tribe Called Quest - The Low End Theory
    September 24, 1991 • Jazz Rap
  459. Radiohead - OK Computer
    May 21, 1997 • Art Rock
  460. The Rolling Stones - Let It Bleed
    December 5, 1969 • Blues Rock
  461. David Bowie - The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars
    June 16, 1972 • Glam Rock
  462. Talking Heads - Remain in Light
    October 8, 1980 • New Wave
  463. Bob Dylan - Blonde on Blonde
    June 20, 1966 • Folk Rock
  464. Dr. Dre - The Chronic
    December 15, 1992 • Gangsta Rap
  465. Michael Jackson - Off the Wall
    August 10, 1979 • Contemporary R&B
  466. The Beatles - Rubber Soul
    December 3, 1965 • Pop Rock
  467. Stevie Wonder - Innervisions
    August 3, 1973 • Soul
  468. Amy Winehouse - Back to Black
    October 27, 2006 • Soul
  469. Beyoncé - Lemonade
    April 23, 2016 • Contemporary R&B
  470. Miles Davis - Kind of Blue
    August 17, 1959 • Modal Jazz
  471. The Jimi Hendrix Experience - Are You Experienced
    May 12, 1967 • Psychedelic Rock
  472. The Beatles - The Beatles
    November 22, 1968 • Pop Rock
  473. D'Angelo - Voodoo
    January 25, 2000 • Neo-Soul
  474. Wu-Tang Clan - Enter The Wu-Tang (36 Chambers)
    November 9, 1993 • Boom Bap
  475. Patti Smith - Horses
    November 10, 1975 • Protopunk
  476. Carole King - Tapestry
    February 10, 1971 • Singer-Songwriter
  477. The Beatles - Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
    June 1, 1967 • Pop Rock
  478. The Velvet Underground & Nico - The Velvet Underground & Nico
    March 12, 1967 • Art Rock
  479. The Notorious B.I.G. - Ready to Die
    September 13, 1994 • Gangsta Rap
  480. Bruce Springsteen - Born to Run
    August 25, 1975 • Heartland Rock
  481. Radiohead - Kid A
    October 2, 2000 • Electronic
  482. Kendrick Lamar - To Pimp a Butterfly
    March 15, 2015 • Conscious Hip Hop
  483. Bob Dylan - Highway 61 Revisited
    August 30, 1965 • Folk Rock
  484. Kanye West - My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy
    November 22, 2010 • Pop Rap
  485. The Clash - London Calling
    December 14, 1979 • Punk Rock
  486. Public Enemy - It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back
    April 14, 1988 • Hardcore Hip Hop
  487. The Rolling Stones - Exile on Main St.
    May 12, 1972 • Blues Rock
  488. Aretha Franklin - I Never Loved a Man the Way I Love You
    March 10, 1967 • Soul
  489. Michael Jackson - Thriller
    November 30, 1982 • Contemporary R&B
  490. The Beatles - Revolver
    August 5, 1966 • Pop Rock
  491. Lauryn Hill - The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill
    August 25, 1998 • Contemporary R&B
  492. Bob Dylan - Blood on the Tracks
    January 20, 1975 • Singer-Songwriter
  493. Prince & The Revolution - Purple Rain
    June 25, 1984 • Pop Rock
  494. Fleetwood Mac - Rumours
    February 4, 1977 • Pop Rock
  495. Nirvana - Nevermind
    September 24, 1991 • Grunge
  496. The Beatles - Abbey Road
    September 26, 1969 • Pop Rock
  497. Stevie Wonder - Songs in the Key of Life
    September 28, 1976 • Soul
  498. Joni Mitchell - Blue
    June 22, 1971 • Singer-Songwriter
  499. The Beach Boys - Pet Sounds
    May 16, 1966 • Baroque Pop
  500. Marvin Gaye - What's Going On
    May 21, 1971 • Soul
  1. Frank Sinatra - In the Wee Small Hours
    April 1, 1955 • Vocal Jazz
  2. Elvis Presley - Elvis Presley
    March 23, 1956 • Rock & Roll
  3. Little Richard - Here's Little Richard
    March 1, 1957 • Rock & Roll
  4. Billie Holiday - Lady in Satin
    June 1, 1958 • Vocal Jazz
  5. Howlin' Wolf - Moanin' in the Moonlight
    January 1, 1959 • Blues
  6. Bo Diddley - Bo Diddley / Go Bo Diddley
    July 1, 1959 • Blues
  7. Miles Davis - Kind of Blue
    August 17, 1959 • Modal Jazz
  8. Charles Mingus - Mingus Ah Um
    September 14, 1959 • Post-Bop
  9. Ornette Coleman - The Shape of Jazz To Come
    November, 1959 • Avant-Garde Jazz
  10. John Coltrane - Giant Steps
    January 27, 1960 • Hard Bop
  11. Etta James - At Last!
    November 15, 1960 • Soul
  12. Robert Johnson - King of the Delta Blues Singers
    January 1, 1961 • Blues
  13. Ray Charles - Modern Sounds in Country and Western Music
    April 1, 1962 • Soul
  14. James Brown - Live at the Apollo
    May 1, 1963 • Soul
  15. Bob Dylan - The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan
    May 27, 1963 • Folk
  16. The Beatles - Meet the Beatles!
    January 20, 1964 • Pop Rock
  17. The Beatles - A Hard Day's Night
    July 10, 1964 • Pop Rock
  18. The Ronettes - Presenting the Fabulous Ronettes Featuring Veronica
    November 1, 1964 • Brill Building
  19. B.B. King - Live At the Regal
    January 1, 1965 • Blues
  20. John Coltrane - A Love Supreme
    February 1, 1965 • Avant-Garde Jazz
  21. The Beach Boys - The Beach Boys Today!
    March 8, 1965 • Pop Rock
  22. Bob Dylan - Bringing It All Back Home
    March 27, 1965 • Folk Rock
  23. The Byrds - Mr. Tambourine Man
    June 21, 1965 • Folk Rock
  24. The Beatles - Help!
    August 6, 1965 • Pop Rock
  25. Bob Dylan - Highway 61 Revisited
    August 30, 1965 • Folk Rock
  26. Otis Redding - Otis Blue: Otis Redding Sings Soul
    September 15, 1965 • Soul
  27. Smokey Robinson & the Miracles - Going to a Go-Go
    November 1, 1965 • Soul
  28. The Beatles - Rubber Soul
    December 3, 1965 • Pop Rock
  29. The Rolling Stones - Aftermath
    April 15, 1966 • Blues Rock
  30. The Beach Boys - Pet Sounds
    May 16, 1966 • Baroque Pop
  31. Bob Dylan - Blonde on Blonde
    June 20, 1966 • Folk Rock
  32. The Beatles - Revolver
    August 5, 1966 • Pop Rock
  33. Nina Simone - Wild is the Wind
    September 16, 1966 • Vocal Jazz
  34. Otis Redding - Complete & Unbelievable: The Otis Redding Dictionary of Soul
    October 15, 1966 • Soul
  35. The Doors - The Doors
    January 4, 1967 • Psychedelic Rock
  36. Aretha Franklin - I Never Loved a Man the Way I Love You
    March 10, 1967 • Soul
  37. The Velvet Underground & Nico - The Velvet Underground & Nico
    March 12, 1967 • Art Rock
  38. Jefferson Airplane - Surrealistic Pillow
    April 1, 1967 • Psychedelic Rock
  39. The Jimi Hendrix Experience - Are You Experienced
    May 12, 1967 • Psychedelic Rock
  40. The Beatles - Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
    June 1, 1967 • Pop Rock
  41. Four Tops - Reach Out
    July 13, 1967 • Soul
  42. Pink Floyd - The Piper at the Gates of Dawn
    August 5, 1967 • Psychedelic Rock
  43. The Kinks - Something Else by The Kinks
    September 15, 1967 • Pop Rock
  44. Love - Forever Changes
    November 1, 1967 • Psychedelic Rock
  45. Cream - Disraeli Gears
    November 10, 1967 • Psychedelic Rock
  46. The Jimi Hendrix Experience - Axis: Bold as Love
    December 1, 1967 • Psychedelic Rock
  47. The Who - The Who Sell Out
    December 15, 1967 • Psychedelic Pop
  48. The Beach Boys - Wild Honey
    December 18, 1967 • Baroque Pop
  49. Bob Dylan - John Wesley Harding
    December 27, 1967 • Folk Rock
  50. Leonard Cohen - Songs of Leonard Cohen
    December 27, 1967 • Singer-Songwriter
  51. Dr. John - Gris-Gris
    January 22, 1968 • Psychedelic Soul
  52. Aretha Franklin - Lady Soul
    January 22, 1968 • Southern Soul
  53. The Velvet Underground - White Light/White Heat
    January 30, 1968 • Experimental Rock
  54. Laura Nyro - Eli and the Thirteenth Confession
    March 3, 1968 • Pop Soul
  55. The Zombies - Odessey and Oracle
    April 19, 1968 • Psychedelic Pop
  56. Johnny Cash - At Folsom Prison
    May 1, 1968 • Country
  57. The Band - Music from Big Pink
    July 1, 1968 • Roots Rock
  58. Big Brother and The Holding Company - Cheap Thrills
    August 12, 1968 • Blues Rock
  59. The Byrds - Sweetheart of the Rodeo
    August 30, 1968 • Country
  60. The Jimi Hendrix Experience - Electric Ladyland
    October 25, 1968 • Psychedelic Rock
  61. Van Morrison - Astral Weeks
    November 1, 1968 • Singer-Songwriter
  62. The Kinks - The Kinks Are The Village Green Preservation Society
    November 22, 1968 • Pop Rock
  63. The Beatles - The Beatles
    November 22, 1968 • Pop Rock
  64. The Rolling Stones - Beggars Banquet
    December 6, 1968 • Rock
  65. Led Zeppelin - Led Zeppelin
    January 12, 1969 • Hard Rock
  66. The Flying Burrito Brothers - The Gilded Palace of Sin
    February 1, 1969 • Country
  67. MC5 - Kick Out the Jams
    February 1, 1969 • Protopunk
  68. The Velvet Underground - The Velvet Underground
    March 1, 1969 • Pop Rock
  69. Dusty Springfield - Dusty in Memphis
    March 31, 1969 • Pop Soul
  70. Sly & The Family Stone - Stand!
    May 3, 1969 • Funk
  71. Neil Young & Crazy Horse - Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere
    May 14, 1969 • Singer-Songwriter
  72. The Who - Tommy
    May 23, 1969 • Rock
  73. Crosby, Stills & Nash - Crosby, Stills & Nash
    May 29, 1969 • Singer-Songwriter
  74. Elvis Presley - From Elvis In Memphis
    June 1, 1969 • Soul
  75. Roberta Flack - First Take
    June 20, 1969 • Soul
  76. The Stooges - The Stooges
    August 5, 1969 • Garage Rock
  77. The Band - The Band
    September 22, 1969 • Rock
  78. Isaac Hayes - Hot Buttered Soul
    September 23, 1969 • Soul
  79. The Beatles - Abbey Road
    September 26, 1969 • Pop Rock
  80. Led Zeppelin - Led Zeppelin II
    October 22, 1969 • Hard Rock
  81. Creedence Clearwater Revival - Willy and the Poor Boys
    November 10, 1969 • Roots Rock
  82. The Meters - Look-Ka Py Py
    December 1, 1969 • Funk
  83. The Rolling Stones - Let It Bleed
    December 5, 1969 • Blues Rock
  84. Simon & Garfunkel - Bridge Over Troubled Water
    January 26, 1970 • Folk Rock
  85. James Taylor - Sweet Baby James
    February 1, 1970 • Singer-Songwriter
  86. Black Sabbath - Black Sabbath
    February 13, 1970 • Heavy Metal
  87. Van Morrison - Moondance
    February 28, 1970 • Singer-Songwriter
  88. Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young - Déjà Vu
    March 11, 1970 • Folk Rock
  89. Miles Davis - Bitches Brew
    April 1, 1970 • Jazz Fusion
  90. The Beatles - Let It Be
    May 8, 1970 • Pop Rock
  91. The Who - Live at Leeds
    May 16, 1970 • Hard Rock
  92. Grateful Dead - Workingman's Dead
    June 14, 1970 • Folk Rock
  93. The Stooges - Funhouse
    July 7, 1970 • Protopunk
  94. Creedence Clearwater Revival - Cosmo's Factory
    July 17, 1970 • Southern Rock
  95. James Brown - Sex Machine
    August 1, 1970 • Funk
  96. Santana - Abraxas
    September 1, 1970 • Latin Rock
  97. Curtis Mayfield - Curtis
    September 1, 1970 • Funk
  98. The Velvet Underground - Loaded
    September 1, 1970 • Pop Rock
  99. Black Sabbath - Paranoid
    September 18, 1970 • Heavy Metal
  100. Neil Young - After the Gold Rush
    September 19, 1970 • Folk Rock
  101. Grateful Dead - American Beauty
    November 1, 1970 • Folk Rock
  102. Derek and The Dominos - Layla and Other Assorted Love Songs
    November 9, 1970 • Blues Rock
  103. Sly & The Family Stone - Greatest Hits
    November 21, 1970 • Psychedelic Soul
  104. Cat Stevens - Tea for the Tillerman
    November 23, 1970 • Singer-Songwriter
  105. George Harrison - All Things Must Pass
    November 27, 1970 • Rock
  106. John Lennon / Plastic Ono Band - John Lennon / Plastic Ono Band
    December 11, 1970 • Rock
  107. Loretta Lynn - Coal Miner's Daughter
    December 28, 1970 • Country
  108. John Prine - John Prine
    January 1, 1971 • Country
  109. Janis Joplin - Pearl
    January 11, 1971 • Blues Rock
  110. Alice Coltrane - Journey in Satchidananda
    February, 1971 • Spiritual Jazz
  111. Carole King - Tapestry
    February 10, 1971 • Singer-Songwriter
  112. The Rolling Stones - Sticky Fingers
    April 23, 1971 • Blues Rock
  113. Bill Withers - Just As I Am
    May 1, 1971 • Soul
  114. Paul McCartney & Linda McCartney - Ram
    May 17, 1971 • Pop Rock
  115. Marvin Gaye - What's Going On
    May 21, 1971 • Soul
  116. Rod Stewart - Every Picture Tells a Story
    May 28, 1971 • Rock
  117. Joni Mitchell - Blue
    June 22, 1971 • Singer-Songwriter
  118. Funkadelic - Maggot Brain
    July 1, 1971 • Funk Rock
  119. The Allman Brothers Band - At Fillmore East
    July 1, 1971 • Blues Rock
  120. Black Sabbath - Master of Reality
    July 21, 1971 • Heavy Metal
  121. The Who - Who's Next
    August 14, 1971 • Hard Rock
  122. John Lennon - Imagine
    September 9, 1971 • Rock
  123. T. Rex - Electric Warrior
    September 24, 1971 • Glam Rock
  124. Dolly Parton - Coat of Many Colors
    October 4, 1971 • Country
  125. Harry Nilsson - Nilsson Schmilsson
    November 1, 1971 • Pop Rock
  126. Sly & The Family Stone - There's a Riot Goin' On
    November 1, 1971 • Funk
  127. Led Zeppelin - Led Zeppelin IV
    November 8, 1971 • Hard Rock
  128. David Bowie - Hunky Dory
    December 17, 1971 • Glam Rock
  129. Various Artists - Nuggets: Original Artyfacts from the First Psychedelic Era, 1965-1968
    January 1, 1972 • Garage Rock
  130. Paul Simon - Paul Simon
    January 24, 1972 • Singer-Songwriter
  131. Aretha Franklin - Young, Gifted and Black
    January 24, 1972 • Soul
  132. Todd Rundgren - Something/Anything?
    February 1, 1972 • Pop Rock
  133. Neil Young - Harvest
    February 1, 1972 • Singer-Songwriter
  134. Nick Drake - Pink Moon
    February 25, 1972 • Folk
  135. Stevie Wonder - Music of My Mind
    March 3, 1972 • Soul
  136. Big Star - #1 Record
    April 24, 1972 • Power Pop
  137. Bill Withers - Still Bill
    May 1, 1972 • Soul
  138. Randy Newman - Sail Away
    May 1, 1972 • Singer-Songwriter
  139. The Rolling Stones - Exile on Main St.
    May 12, 1972 • Blues Rock
  140. Elton John - Honky Château
    May 19, 1972 • Pop Rock
  141. Eagles - Eagles
    June 1, 1972 • Folk Rock
  142. Aretha Franklin - Amazing Grace
    June 1, 1972 • Gospel
  143. David Bowie - The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars
    June 16, 1972 • Glam Rock
  144. Curtis Mayfield - Superfly
    July 1, 1972 • Funk
  145. Jimmy Cliff - The Harder They Come
    July 7, 1972 • Reggae
  146. Yes - Close to the Edge
    September 13, 1972 • Symphonic Prog
  147. Al Green - I'm Still in Love with You
    October 23, 1972 • Soul
  148. Stevie Wonder - Talking Book
    October 28, 1972 • Soul
  149. Can - Ege Bamyasi
    November 1, 1972 • Krautrock
  150. Steely Dan - Can't Buy a Thrill
    November 1, 1972 • Pop Rock
  151. Lou Reed - Transformer
    November 8, 1972 • Glam Rock
  152. Toots & The Maytals - Funky Kingston
    March 1, 1973 • Reggae
  153. Pink Floyd - The Dark Side of the Moon
    March 1, 1973 • Art Rock
  154. Roxy Music - For Your Pleasure
    March 23, 1973 • Glam Rock
  155. Led Zeppelin - Houses of the Holy
    March 28, 1973 • Hard Rock
  156. Al Green - Call Me
    April 1, 1973 • Soul
  157. Bob Marley & The Wailers - Catch a Fire
    April 13, 1973 • Roots Reggae
  158. New York Dolls - New York Dolls
    July 27, 1973 • Glam Rock
  159. Stevie Wonder - Innervisions
    August 3, 1973 • Soul
  160. The Isley Brothers - 3 + 3
    August 7, 1973 • Funk
  161. Lynyrd Skynyrd - (Pronounced 'Lĕh-'nérd 'Skin-'nérd)
    August 13, 1973 • Southern Rock
  162. The Temptations - Anthology
    August 23, 1973 • Soul
  163. Marvin Gaye - Let's Get It On
    August 28, 1973 • Soul
  164. Bruce Springsteen - The Wild, the Innocent & the E Street Shuffle
    September 11, 1973 • Rock
  165. Elton John - Goodbye Yellow Brick Road
    October 5, 1973 • Pop Rock
  166. Herbie Hancock - Head Hunters
    October 26, 1973 • Jazz Fusion
  167. Brian Eno - Here Come the Warm Jets
    January 1, 1974 • Art Rock
  168. Joni Mitchell - Court and Spark
    January 17, 1974 • Singer-Songwriter
  169. Big Star - Radio City
    February 1, 1974 • Power Pop
  170. Richard & Linda Thompson - I Want to See the Bright Lights Tonight
    April 1, 1974 • Folk Rock
  171. Sparks - Kimono My House
    May 1, 1974 • Glam Rock
  172. Neil Young - On The Beach
    July 16, 1974 • Folk Rock
  173. Linda Ronstadt - Heart Like a Wheel
    November 13, 1974 • Country Rock
  174. Fela Kuti & Africa 70 - Expensive Shit
    January 1, 1975 • Afrobeat
  175. Bob Dylan - Blood on the Tracks
    January 20, 1975 • Singer-Songwriter
  176. Led Zeppelin - Physical Graffiti
    February 24, 1975 • Hard Rock
  177. Earth, Wind & Fire - That's the Way of the World
    March 15, 1975 • Soul
  178. Al Green - Greatest Hits
    April 1, 1975 • Soul
  179. Willie Nelson - Red Headed Stranger
    May 1, 1975 • Outlaw Country
  180. Neil Young - Tonight's The Night
    June 20, 1975 • Singer-Songwriter
  181. Bob Dylan & The Band - The Basement Tapes
    June 26, 1975 • Folk Rock
  182. Bruce Springsteen - Born to Run
    August 25, 1975 • Heartland Rock
  183. Brian Eno - Another Green World
    September 1, 1975 • Art Rock
  184. KISS - Alive!
    September 10, 1975 • Hard Rock
  185. Pink Floyd - Wish You Were Here
    September 12, 1975 • Progressive Rock
  186. Joni Mitchell - The Hissing of Summer Lawns
    November 8, 1975 • Folk
  187. Patti Smith - Horses
    November 10, 1975 • Protopunk
  188. Queen - A Night At The Opera
    November 21, 1975 • Hard Rock
  189. Parliament - Mothership Connection
    December 15, 1975 • Funk
  190. David Bowie - Station to Station
    January 23, 1976 • Art Rock
  191. Elvis Presley - The Sun Sessions
    March 22, 1976 • Rockabilly
  192. Ramones - Ramones
    April 23, 1976 • Punk Rock
  193. Aerosmith - Rocks
    May 3, 1976 • Hard Rock
  194. The Modern Lovers - The Modern Lovers
    August 1, 1976 • Protopunk
  195. Stevie Wonder - Songs in the Key of Life
    September 28, 1976 • Soul
  196. Joni Mitchell - Hejira
    November 1, 1976 • Singer-Songwriter
  197. Blondie - Blondie
    December 1, 1976 • New Wave
  198. Eagles - Hotel California
    December 8, 1976 • Country Rock
  199. David Bowie - Low
    January 14, 1977 • Art Rock
  200. Rufus & Chaka Khan - Ask Rufus
    January 19, 1977 • Soul
  201. Fleetwood Mac - Rumours
    February 4, 1977 • Pop Rock
  202. Television - Marquee Moon
    February 8, 1977 • Art Punk
  203. Kraftwerk - Trans Europa Express
    March 21, 1977 • Progressive Electronic
  204. The Clash - The Clash
    April 8, 1977 • Punk Rock
  205. Bob Marley & The Wailers - Exodus
    June 3, 1977 • Roots Reggae
  206. Elvis Costello - My Aim Is True
    July 22, 1977 • New Wave
  207. Steely Dan - Aja
    September 23, 1977 • Jazz-Rock
  208. Billy Joel - The Stranger
    September 29, 1977 • Pop Rock
  209. Sex Pistols - Never Mind the Bollocks, Here's the Sex Pistols
    October 27, 1977 • Punk Rock
  210. Ramones - Rocket to Russia
    November 4, 1977 • Punk Rock
  211. Bee Gees - Saturday Night Fever: The Original Movie Soundtrack
    November 15, 1977 • Disco
  212. Wire - Pink Flag
    December 1, 1977 • Art Punk
  213. Suicide - Suicide
    December 28, 1977 • Synth Punk
  214. Big Star - Third/Sister Lovers
    January 1, 1978 • Power Pop
  215. Hank Williams - 40 Greatest Hits
    January 1, 1978 • Country
  216. Van Halen - Van Halen
    February 10, 1978 • Hard Rock
  217. Buddy Holly & the Crickets - 20 Golden Greats
    February 17, 1978 • Rock & Roll
  218. Elvis Costello & The Attractions - This Year's Model
    March 17, 1978 • New Wave
  219. Bruce Springsteen - Darkness on the Edge of Town
    June 2, 1978 • Heartland Rock
  220. The Cars - The Cars
    June 6, 1978 • New Wave
  221. The Rolling Stones - Some Girls
    June 9, 1978 • Rock
  222. Talking Heads - More Songs About Buildings and Food
    July 21, 1978 • Post-Punk
  223. Devo - Q: Are We Not Men? A: We Are Devo!
    August 28, 1978 • New Wave
  224. Funkadelic - One Nation Under a Groove
    September 1, 1978 • Funk Rock
  225. Blondie - Parallel Lines
    September 1, 1978 • New Wave
  226. X-Ray Spex - Germ Free Adolescents
    November 10, 1978 • Punk Rock
  227. Marvin Gaye - Here, My Dear
    December 15, 1978 • Soul
  228. Donna Summer - Bad Girls
    April 25, 1979 • Disco
  229. Joy Division - Unknown Pleasures
    June 14, 1979 • Post-Punk
  230. The B-52's - The B-52's
    July 6, 1979 • New Wave
  231. Neil Young & Crazy Horse - Rust Never Sleeps
    July 9, 1979 • Country Rock
  232. Chic - Risqué
    July 30, 1979 • Disco
  233. Michael Jackson - Off the Wall
    August 10, 1979 • Contemporary R&B
  234. Buzzcocks - Singles Going Steady
    September 1, 1979 • Punk Rock
  235. The Slits - Cut
    September 7, 1979 • Post-Punk
  236. Gang of Four - Entertainment!
    September 25, 1979 • Post-Punk
  237. Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers - Damn the Torpedoes
    October 19, 1979 • Heartland Rock
  238. The Raincoats - The Raincoats
    November 3, 1979 • Post-Punk
  239. Pink Floyd - The Wall
    November 30, 1979 • Art Rock
  240. The Clash - London Calling
    December 14, 1979 • Punk Rock
  241. Pretenders - Pretenders
    December 27, 1979 • New Wave
  242. X - Los Angeles
    April 26, 1980 • Punk Rock
  243. Diana Ross - Diana
    May 22, 1980 • Disco
  244. Joy Division - Closer
    July 18, 1980 • Post-Punk
  245. AC/DC - Back in Black
    July 25, 1980 • Hard Rock
  246. David Bowie - Scary Monsters (and Super Creeps)
    September 12, 1980 • Art Rock
  247. Prince - Dirty Mind
    October 8, 1980 • Synth Funk
  248. Talking Heads - Remain in Light
    October 8, 1980 • New Wave
  249. Motörhead - Ace of Spades
    November 8, 1980 • Heavy Metal
  250. The Clash - Sandinista!
    December 12, 1980 • Post-Punk
  251. Rush - Moving Pictures
    February 12, 1981 • Progressive Rock
  252. The Go-Go's - Beauty and the Beat
    June 8, 1981 • New Wave
  253. Luther Vandross - Never Too Much
    August 12, 1981 • Smooth Soul
  254. Black Flag - Damaged
    December 5, 1981 • Hardcore Punk
  255. Chuck Berry - The Great Twenty-Eight
    January 1, 1982 • Rock & Roll
  256. Roxy Music - Avalon
    May 28, 1982 • Sophisti-Pop
  257. Bruce Springsteen - Nebraska
    September 30, 1982 • Singer-Songwriter
  258. Prince - 1999
    October 27, 1982 • Synth Funk
  259. Michael Jackson - Thriller
    November 30, 1982 • Contemporary R&B
  260. R.E.M. - Murmur
    April 12, 1983 • Alternative Rock
  261. New Order - Power, Corruption & Lies
    May 2, 1983 • New Wave
  262. The Police - Synchronicity
    June 1, 1983 • New Wave
  263. Cyndi Lauper - She's So Unusual
    October 14, 1983 • Pop Rock
  264. Los Lobos - How Will the Wolf Survive?
    January 1, 1984 • Roots Rock
  265. Run-D.M.C. - Run-D.M.C.
    March 27, 1984 • Hip Hop
  266. Bob Marley & The Wailers - Legend
    May 8, 1984 • Roots Reggae
  267. Bruce Springsteen - Born in the U.S.A.
    June 4, 1984 • Heartland Rock
  268. Prince & The Revolution - Purple Rain
    June 25, 1984 • Pop Rock
  269. Minutemen - Double Nickels on the Dime
    July 1, 1984 • Post-Punk
  270. Sade - Diamond Life
    July 16, 1984 • Sophisti-Pop
  271. The Replacements - Let It Be
    October 2, 1984 • Alternative Rock
  272. Various Artists - The Indestructible Beat of Soweto
    January 1, 1985 • World
  273. Hüsker Dü - New Day Rising
    January 1, 1985 • Post-Hardcore
  274. Whitney Houston - Whitney Houston
    February 14, 1985 • Pop
  275. Dire Straits - Brothers in Arms
    May 13, 1985 • Pop Rock
  276. Sam Cooke - Live at the Harlem Square Club, 1963
    June 1, 1985 • Soul
  277. Kate Bush - Hounds of Love
    September 16, 1985 • Art Pop
  278. Tom Waits - Rain Dogs
    September 30, 1985 • Singer-Songwriter
  279. Janet Jackson - Control
    February 2, 1986 • Contemporary R&B
  280. Metallica - Master of Puppets
    March 3, 1986 • Thrash Metal
  281. Anita Baker - Rapture
    March 20, 1986 • Soul
  282. Run-D.M.C. - Raising Hell
    May 15, 1986 • Hardcore Hip Hop
  283. Peter Gabriel - So
    May 19, 1986 • Pop Rock
  284. The Smiths - The Queen is Dead
    June 16, 1986 • Jangle Pop
  285. Paul Simon - Graceland
    August 12, 1986 • Pop Rock
  286. Beastie Boys - Licensed to Ill
    November 15, 1986 • East Coast Hip Hop
  287. Boogie Down Productions - Criminal Minded
    March 3, 1987 • Boom Bap
  288. U2 - The Joshua Tree
    March 9, 1987 • Pop Rock
  289. Prince - Sign "O" the Times
    March 31, 1987 • Pop Rock
  290. Eric B. & Rakim - Paid in Full
    July 7, 1987 • Boom Bap
  291. Guns N' Roses - Appetite for Destruction
    July 21, 1987 • Hard Rock
  292. Michael Jackson - Bad
    August 31, 1987 • Pop
  293. Pet Shop Boys - Actually
    September 7, 1987 • Synthpop
  294. George Michael - Faith
    November 2, 1987 • Pop
  295. Lucinda Williams - Lucinda Williams
    January 1, 1988 • Alt-Country
  296. Pixies - Surfer Rosa
    March 21, 1988 • Alternative Rock
  297. Tracy Chapman - Tracy Chapman
    April 5, 1988 • Singer-Songwriter
  298. Public Enemy - It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back
    April 14, 1988 • Hardcore Hip Hop
  299. N.W.A. - Straight Outta Compton
    August 8, 1988 • Gangsta Rap
  300. Sonic Youth - Daydream Nation
    October 1, 1988 • Alternative Rock
  301. De La Soul - 3 Feet High and Rising
    March 3, 1989 • Conscious Hip Hop
  302. Bonnie Raitt - Nick of Time
    March 21, 1989 • Blues Rock
  303. Madonna - Like a Prayer
    March 21, 1989 • Pop
  304. Pixies - Doolittle
    April 18, 1989 • Alternative Rock
  305. Tom Petty - Full Moon Fever
    April 24, 1989 • Pop Rock
  306. The Stone Roses - The Stone Roses
    May 2, 1989 • Jangle Pop
  307. The Cure - Disintegration
    May 2, 1989 • Gothic Rock
  308. Beastie Boys - Paul's Boutique
    July 25, 1989 • East Coast Hip Hop
  309. Janet Jackson - Janet Jackson's Rhythm Nation 1814
    September 19, 1989 • Dance Pop
  310. Nine Inch Nails - Pretty Hate Machine
    October 20, 1989 • Industrial Rock
  311. Sinéad O'Connor - I Do Not Want What I Haven't Got
    March 1, 1990 • Alternative Rock
  312. Depeche Mode - Violator
    March 19, 1990 • Synthpop
  313. Public Enemy - Fear of a Black Planet
    April 10, 1990 • Hip Hop
  314. Ice Cube - AmeriKKKa's Most Wanted
    May 16, 1990 • Gangsta Rap
  315. Sonic Youth - Goo
    June 26, 1990 • Alternative Rock
  316. LL Cool J - Mama Said Knock You Out
    August 27, 1990 • Hip Hop
  317. Cocteau Twins - Heaven or Las Vegas
    September 17, 1990 • Dream Pop
  318. Madonna - The Immaculate Collection
    November 9, 1990 • Dance Pop
  319. Ike & Tina Turner - Proud Mary: The Best of Ike & Tina Turner
    March 18, 1991 • Soul
  320. Massive Attack - Blue Lines
    April 8, 1991 • Trip Hop
  321. James Brown - Star Time
    May 7, 1991 • Funk
  322. De La Soul - De La Soul Is Dead
    May 13, 1991 • East Coast Hip Hop
  323. Metallica - Metallica
    August 12, 1991 • Heavy Metal
  324. Pearl Jam - Ten
    August 27, 1991 • Alternative Rock
  325. Primal Scream - Screamadelica
    September 23, 1991 • Alternative Dance
  326. Red Hot Chili Peppers - Blood Sugar Sex Magik
    September 24, 1991 • Alternative Rock
  327. A Tribe Called Quest - The Low End Theory
    September 24, 1991 • Jazz Rap
  328. Nirvana - Nevermind
    September 24, 1991 • Grunge
  329. Ray Charles - The Birth of Soul
    October 1, 1991 • Soul
  330. my bloody valentine - loveless
    November 4, 1991 • Shoegaze
  331. Phil Spector - Back to Mono (1958-1969)
    November 12, 1991 • Blue-eyed Soul
  332. U2 - Achtung Baby
    November 18, 1991 • Alternative Rock
  333. Tori Amos - Little Earthquakes
    January 13, 1992 • Singer-Songwriter
  334. Pavement - Slanted and Enchanted
    April 20, 1992 • Indie Rock
  335. Beastie Boys - Check Your Head
    April 21, 1992 • East Coast Hip Hop
  336. Mary J. Blige - What's the 411?
    July 28, 1992 • Contemporary R&B
  337. R.E.M. - Automatic for the People
    October 5, 1992 • Alternative Rock
  338. Sade - Love Deluxe
    October 26, 1992 • Sophisti-Pop
  339. Rage Against The Machine - Rage Against The Machine
    November 3, 1992 • Rap Metal
  340. The Pharcyde - Bizarre Ride II the Pharcyde
    November 24, 1992 • Boom Bap
  341. Dr. Dre - The Chronic
    December 15, 1992 • Gangsta Rap
  342. PJ Harvey - Rid of Me
    May 4, 1993 • Alternative Rock
  343. Jerry Lee Lewis - All Killer, No Filler: The Anthology
    May 18, 1993 • Rock & Roll
  344. Liz Phair - Exile in Guyville
    June 22, 1993 • Indie Rock
  345. The Smashing Pumpkins - Siamese Dream
    July 27, 1993 • Alternative Rock
  346. The Breeders - Last Splash
    August 31, 1993 • Alternative Rock
  347. Nirvana - In Utero
    September 13, 1993 • Grunge
  348. A Tribe Called Quest - Midnight Marauders
    November 9, 1993 • Hip Hop
  349. Wu-Tang Clan - Enter The Wu-Tang (36 Chambers)
    November 9, 1993 • Boom Bap
  350. Snoop Doggy Dogg - Doggystyle
    November 23, 1993 • Gangsta Rap
  351. Green Day - Dookie
    February 1, 1994 • Pop Punk
  352. Pavement - Crooked Rain, Crooked Rain
    February 2, 1994 • Indie Rock
  353. Nine Inch Nails - The Downward Spiral
    March 8, 1994 • Industrial Rock
  354. Selena - Amor Prohíbido
    March 13, 1994 • Latin Pop
  355. Hole - Live Through This
    April 12, 1994 • Alternative Rock
  356. Nas - Illmatic
    April 19, 1994 • East Coast Hip Hop
  357. Blur - Parklife
    April 25, 1994 • Britpop
  358. Weezer - Weezer (Blue Album)
    May 10, 1994 • Alternative Rock
  359. Portishead - Dummy
    August 22, 1994 • Trip Hop
  360. Jeff Buckley - Grace
    August 23, 1994 • Singer-Songwriter
  361. Boyz II Men - II
    August 30, 1994 • Contemporary R&B
  362. Oasis - Definitely Maybe
    August 30, 1994 • Britpop
  363. The Notorious B.I.G. - Ready to Die
    September 13, 1994 • Gangsta Rap
  364. Nirvana - MTV Unplugged in New York
    November 1, 1994 • Alternative Rock
  365. Tom Petty - Wildflowers
    November 1, 1994 • Singer-Songwriter
  366. TLC - CrazySexyCool
    November 15, 1994 • Contemporary R&B
  367. Mary J. Blige - My Life
    November 29, 1994 • Contemporary R&B
  368. Radiohead - The Bends
    March 13, 1995 • Alternative Rock
  369. Pavement - Wowee Zowee
    April 11, 1995 • Indie Rock
  370. Mobb Deep - The Infamous
    April 25, 1995 • East Coast Hip Hop
  371. Björk - Post
    June 13, 1995 • Art Pop
  372. Alanis Morissette - Jagged Little Pill
    June 13, 1995 • Alternative Rock
  373. D'Angelo - Brown Sugar
    July 3, 1995 • Neo-Soul
  374. Raekwon - Only Built 4 Cuban Linx...
    August 1, 1995 • East Coast Hip Hop
  375. Oasis - (What's the Story) Morning Glory?
    October 2, 1995 • Britpop
  376. Pulp - Different Class
    October 30, 1995 • Britpop
  377. GZA - Liquid Swords
    November 7, 1995 • Boom Bap
  378. 2Pac - All Eyez on Me
    February 13, 1996 • Gangsta Rap
  379. Fugees - The Score
    February 13, 1996 • East Coast Hip Hop
  380. Merle Haggard - Down Every Road 1962-1994
    April 1, 1996 • Country
  381. Beck - Odelay
    June 18, 1996 • Alternative Rock
  382. Jay-Z - Reasonable Doubt
    June 25, 1996 • Gangsta Rap
  383. Aaliyah - One in a Million
    August 27, 1996 • Contemporary R&B
  384. DJ Shadow - Endtroducing.....
    September 16, 1996 • Instrumental Hip Hop
  385. Sheryl Crow - Sheryl Crow
    September 24, 1996 • Pop Rock
  386. Belle and Sebastian - If You're Feeling Sinister
    November 18, 1996 • Indie Pop
  387. Erykah Badu - Baduizm
    February 11, 1997 • Neo-Soul
  388. Elliott Smith - Either/Or
    February 25, 1997 • Singer-Songwriter
  389. The Notorious B.I.G. - Life After Death
    March 25, 1997 • Gangsta Rap
  390. Sleater-Kinney - Dig Me Out
    April 8, 1997 • Indie Rock
  391. Yo La Tengo - I Can Hear the Heart Beating as One
    April 22, 1997 • Indie Rock
  392. Radiohead - OK Computer
    May 21, 1997 • Art Rock
  393. Missy Elliott - Supa Dupa Fly
    July 15, 1997 • Pop Rap
  394. Björk - Homogenic
    September 23, 1997 • Art Pop
  395. Janet Jackson - The Velvet Rope
    October 7, 1997 • Contemporary R&B
  396. Shania Twain - Come on Over
    November 4, 1997 • Country Pop
  397. Neutral Milk Hotel - In the Aeroplane Over the Sea
    February 10, 1998 • Indie Rock
  398. Madonna - Ray of Light
    March 3, 1998 • Downtempo
  399. Massive Attack - Mezzanine
    April 20, 1998 • Trip Hop
  400. Lucinda Williams - Car Wheels on a Gravel Road
    June 30, 1998 • Singer-Songwriter
  401. Lauryn Hill - The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill
    August 25, 1998 • Contemporary R&B
  402. Shakira - ¿Dónde Están los Ladrones?
    September 29, 1998 • Pop Rock
  403. OutKast - Aquemini
    September 29, 1998 • Conscious Hip Hop
  404. Manu Chao - Clandestino
    October 6, 1998 • Latin Alternative
  405. Juvenile - 400 Degreez
    November 3, 1998 • Hip Hop
  406. The Roots - Things Fall Apart
    February 23, 1999 • East Coast Hip Hop
  407. Eminem - The Slim Shady LP
    February 23, 1999 • Horrorcore
  408. Red Hot Chili Peppers - Californication
    June 8, 1999 • Alternative Rock
  409. Destiny's Child - The Writing's on the Wall
    July 27, 1999 • Contemporary R&B
  410. Dixie Chicks - Fly
    August 31, 1999 • Country
  411. The Magnetic Fields - 69 Love Songs
    September 7, 1999 • Indie Pop
  412. Fiona Apple - When the Pawn...
    November 9, 1999 • Singer-Songwriter
  413. Kelis - Kaleidoscope
    December 7, 1999 • Contemporary R&B
  414. D'Angelo - Voodoo
    January 25, 2000 • Neo-Soul
  415. Ghostface Killah - Supreme Clientele
    February 8, 2000 • Hip Hop
  416. Eminem - The Marshall Mathers LP
    May 23, 2000 • Hardcore Hip Hop
  417. Radiohead - Kid A
    October 2, 2000 • Electronic
  418. Patsy Cline - The Ultimate Collection
    October 17, 2000 • Country
  419. PJ Harvey - Stories from the City, Stories from the Sea
    October 24, 2000 • Alternative Rock
  420. OutKast - Stankonia
    October 31, 2000 • Southern Hip Hop
  421. Erykah Badu - Mama's Gun
    November 21, 2000 • Neo-Soul
  422. Daft Punk - Discovery
    March 13, 2001 • French House
  423. The Strokes - Is This It
    July 30, 2001 • Indie Rock
  424. Gillian Welch - Time (The Revelator)
    July 31, 2001 • Americana
  425. Muddy Waters - The Anthology
    August 28, 2001 • Blues
  426. Bob Dylan - Love and Theft
    September 11, 2001 • Singer-Songwriter
  427. Jay-Z - The Blueprint
    September 11, 2001 • East Coast Hip Hop
  428. ABBA - The Definitive Collection
    November 2, 2001 • Pop
  429. Diana Ross & The Supremes - Anthology
    December 18, 2001 • Pop Soul
  430. Wilco - Yankee Hotel Foxtrot
    April 23, 2002 • Indie Rock
  431. Coldplay - A Rush of Blood to the Head
    August 27, 2002 • Britpop
  432. 50 Cent - Get Rich or Die Tryin'
    February 6, 2003 • Gangsta Rap
  433. King Sunny Adé - The Best of the Classic Years
    February 11, 2003 • World
  434. The White Stripes - Elephant
    April 1, 2003 • Garage Rock Revival
  435. Yeah Yeah Yeahs - Fever to Tell
    April 29, 2003 • Garage Rock Revival
  436. Sam Cooke - Portrait of a Legend 1951-1964
    June 17, 2003 • Soul
  437. OutKast - Speakerboxxx/The Love Below
    September 23, 2003 • Southern Hip Hop
  438. Jay-Z - The Black Album
    November 14, 2003 • East Coast Hip Hop
  439. Alicia Keys - The Diary of Alicia Keys
    December 1, 2003 • Contemporary R&B
  440. Kanye West - The College Dropout
    February 10, 2004 • Pop Rap
  441. Usher - Confessions
    March 23, 2004 • Contemporary R&B
  442. Madvillain - Madvillainy
    March 23, 2004 • Jazz Rap
  443. Daddy Yankee - Barrio Fino
    July 13, 2004 • Reggaeton
  444. Arcade Fire - Funeral
    September 14, 2004 • Indie Rock
  445. Green Day - American Idiot
    September 21, 2004 • Pop Punk
  446. Brian Wilson - SMiLE
    September 28, 2004 • Psychedelic Pop
  447. M.I.A. - Arular
    March 22, 2005 • Electropop
  448. Mariah Carey - The Emancipation of Mimi
    April 12, 2005 • Contemporary R&B
  449. Kanye West - Late Registration
    August 30, 2005 • Pop Rap
  450. Fiona Apple - Extraordinary Machine
    October 4, 2005 • Singer-Songwriter
  451. Lil Wayne - Tha Carter II
    December 6, 2005 • Gangsta Rap
  452. J Dilla - Donuts
    February 7, 2006 • Instrumental Hip Hop
  453. John Mayer - Continuum
    September 12, 2006 • Pop Rock
  454. My Chemical Romance - The Black Parade
    October 23, 2006 • Pop Punk
  455. Amy Winehouse - Back to Black
    October 27, 2006 • Soul
  456. LCD Soundsystem - Sound of Silver
    March 12, 2007 • Dance Punk
  457. Bon Iver - For Emma, Forever Ago
    July 8, 2007 • Indie Folk
  458. Kanye West - Graduation
    September 11, 2007 • Pop Rap
  459. Radiohead - In Rainbows
    October 10, 2007 • Alternative Rock
  460. Britney Spears - Blackout
    October 30, 2007 • Dance Pop
  461. Lil Wayne - Tha Carter III
    June 10, 2008 • Hip Hop
  462. Kanye West - 808s & Heartbreak
    November 24, 2008 • Electropop
  463. Maxwell - BLACKsummers'night
    July 7, 2009 • Soul
  464. Kid Cudi - Man On The Moon: The End Of Day
    September 15, 2009 • Pop Rap
  465. Robyn - Body Talk
    November 22, 2010 • Electropop
  466. Kanye West - My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy
    November 22, 2010 • Pop Rap
  467. Adele - 21
    January 24, 2011 • Soul
  468. Lady Gaga - Born This Way
    May 23, 2011 • Pop
  469. Eric Church - Chief
    July 26, 2011 • Country
  470. Drake - Take Care
    November 15, 2011 • Pop Rap
  471. Fiona Apple - The Idler Wheel...
    June 19, 2012 • Singer-Songwriter
  472. Frank Ocean - channel ORANGE
    July 10, 2012 • Alternative R&B
  473. Kendrick Lamar - good kid, m.A.A.d city
    October 22, 2012 • Conscious Hip Hop
  474. Taylor Swift - Red
    October 22, 2012 • Pop
  475. Vampire Weekend - Modern Vampires of the City
    May 14, 2013 • Indie Rock
  476. Daft Punk - Random Access Memories
    May 21, 2013 • Disco
  477. Jason Isbell - Southeastern
    June 11, 2013 • Singer-Songwriter
  478. Kanye West - Yeezus
    June 18, 2013 • Experimental Hip Hop
  479. Arctic Monkeys - AM
    September 9, 2013 • Indie Rock
  480. Beyoncé - Beyoncé
    December 13, 2013 • Contemporary R&B
  481. Taylor Swift - 1989
    October 27, 2014 • Pop
  482. D'Angelo and The Vanguard - Black Messiah
    December 15, 2014 • Neo-Soul
  483. Drake - If You're Reading This It's Too Late
    February 12, 2015 • Pop Rap
  484. Kendrick Lamar - To Pimp a Butterfly
    March 15, 2015 • Conscious Hip Hop
  485. Tame Impala - Currents
    July 17, 2015 • Psychedelic Pop
  486. The Weeknd - Beauty Behind the Madness
    August 28, 2015 • Contemporary R&B
  487. Rihanna - ANTI
    January 27, 2016 • Contemporary R&B
  488. Beyoncé - Lemonade
    April 23, 2016 • Contemporary R&B
  489. Frank Ocean - Blonde
    August 20, 2016 • Alternative R&B
  490. Solange - A Seat at the Table
    September 30, 2016 • Alternative R&B
  491. Miranda Lambert - The Weight of These Wings
    November 18, 2016 • Country
  492. Kendrick Lamar - DAMN.
    April 14, 2017 • Conscious Hip Hop
  493. SZA - Ctrl
    June 9, 2017 • Alternative R&B
  494. Lorde - Melodrama
    June 16, 2017 • Synthpop
  495. Kacey Musgraves - Golden Hour
    March 30, 2018 • Country Pop
  496. ROSALÍA - EL MAL QUERER
    November 2, 2018 • Art Pop
  497. Bad Bunny - X 100PRE
    December 24, 2018 • Trap
  498. Billie Eilish - WHEN WE ALL FALL ASLEEP, WHERE DO WE GO?
    March 29, 2019 • Electropop
  499. Lana Del Rey - Norman Fucking Rockwell!
    August 30, 2019 • Singer-Songwriter
  500. Harry Styles - Fine Line
    December 13, 2019 • Pop Rock

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