1001 Albums

This page contain a table of the 1001 albums I must get before I die. I will update this page as I make progress. The entries marked in green is the ones I have. As you can see I am missing quite a few… I copied the table from Wikipedia’s entry on the book. I’m not sure if it’s 100% correct though. When I looked through it I actually found an entry with Burzum‘s album Aske, which is not in the book. Being the nice guy I am I updated the page on Wikipedia. The funny part is that I actually own that album, so if it was included in the book I would have yet another in the list! Oh, one last thing … since I have the Norwegian edition of the book there are some albums that have been added (Norwegian albums). I have split them up in a separate table at the end of this page.


Frank Sinatra – In the Wee Small Hours
Elvis Presley – Elvis Presley
Louvin Brothers – Tragic Songs of Life
Louis Prima – Wildest
Fats Domino – This is Fats
Duke Ellington – Ellington at Newport
Frank Sinatra – Songs for Swingin’ Lovers
The Crickets – The “Chirping” Crickets
Count Basie – Atomic Mr Basie
Thelonious Monk – Brilliant Corners
Sabú Martínez – Palo Congo
Miles Davis – Birth of the Cool
Machito – Kenya
Little Richard – Here’s Little Richard
Tito Puente & His Orchestra – Dance Mania
Billie Holiday – Lady in Satin
Ramblin’ Jack Elliott – Jack Takes the Floor
Sarah Vaughan – At Mister Kelly’s
Ella Fitzgerald – Sings the Gershwin Song Book
Ray Charles – The Genius of Ray Charles
Miles Davis – Kind of Blue
Marty Robbins – Gunfighter Ballads and Trail Songs
Dave Brubeck – Time Out


Joan Baez – Joan Baez
Elvis Presley – Elvis is Back!
Miriam Makeba – Miriam Makeba
Everly Brothers – A Date with The Everly Brothers
Jimmy Smith – Back at the Chicken Shack
Muddy Waters – At Newport 1960
Bill Evans – Sunday at the Village Vanguard
Ray Charles – Modern Sounds in Country & Western Music
Booker T. & the MG’s – Green Onions
Stan Getz & Charlie Byrd – Jazz Samba
Ray Price – Night Life
The Beatles – With the Beatles
Bob Dylan – The Freewheelin’ Bob Dylan
Phil Spector & Various Artists – A Christmas Gift for You from Phil Spector
Sam Cooke – Live at the Harlem Square
Charles Mingus – The Black Saint and the Sinner Lady
James Brown – Live at the Apollo (1963)
Stan Getz & João Gilberto – Getz/Gilberto
The Beatles – A Hard Day’s Night
Jacques Brel – Enregistrement Public à l’Olympia 1964
Solomon Burke – Rock ‘n’ Soul
Dusty Springfield – A Girl Called Dusty
The Rolling Stones – Rolling Stones
Buck Owens – I’ve Got a Tiger by the Tail
Jerry Lee Lewis – Live at the Star Club, Hamburg
The Sonics – Here Are the Sonics
Bob Dylan – Bringing It All Back Home
Otis Redding – Otis Blue
The Beach Boys – The Beach Boys Today!
John Coltrane – A Love Supreme
B.B. King – Live at the Regal
The Beatles – Rubber Soul
Bert Jansch – Bert Jansch
The Byrds – Mr Tambourine Man
Bob Dylan – Highway 61 Revisited
The Who – My Generation
The Beatles – Revolver
The Beach Boys – Pet Sounds
Fred Neil – Fred Neil
The Byrds – Fifth Dimension
Bob Dylan – Blonde on Blonde
The Monks – Black Monk Time
The Kinks – Face to Face
The Mamas & the Papas – If You Can Believe Your Eyes and Ears
Paul Revere & the Raiders – Midnight Ride
The Mothers of Invention – Freak Out!
The Rolling Stones – Aftermath
Simon & Garfunkel – Parsley, Sage, Rosemary and Thyme
13th Floor Elevators – The Psychedelic Sounds of the 13th Floor Elevators
John Mayall & the Blues Breakers – Blues Breakers with Eric Clapton
The Yardbirds – Roger the Engineer
Nina Simone – Wild is the Wind
Astrud Gilberto – Beach Samba
Nico – Chelsea Girl
The Beatles – Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band
Country Joe & the Fish – Electric Music for the Mind and Body
Buffalo Springfield – Buffalo Springfield Again
Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band – Safe as Milk
Moby Grape – Moby Grape
Love – Da Capo
The Beau Brummels – Triangle
The Monkees – Headquarters
Tim Buckley – Goodbye and Hello
Love – Forever Changes
Cream – Disraeli Gears
Pink Floyd – Piper at the Gates of Dawn
The Who – The Who Sell Out
The Velvet Underground – The Velvet Underground & Nico
Frank Sinatra – Francis Albert Sinatra & Antonio Carlos Jobim
The Doors – The Doors
The Byrds – Younger Than Yesterday
Young Rascals – Groovin’
Jefferson Airplane – Surrealistic Pillow
The Kinks – Something Else by The Kinks
Donovan – Sunshine Superman
Merle Haggard – I’m a Lonesome Fugitive
The Jimi Hendrix Experience – Are You Experienced
The Electric Prunes – The Electric Prunes
Loretta Lynn – Don’t Come a Drinkin’ (With Lovin’ on Your Mind)
Shivkumar Sharma / Brij Bushan Kabra / Hariprasad Chaurasia – Call of the Valley
The Velvet Underground – White Light/White Heat
The Jimi Hendrix Experience – Axis: Bold as Love
Aretha Franklin – I Never Loved a Man the Way I Love You
The Rolling Stones – Beggars Banquet
Traffic – Traffic
The Incredible String Band – The Hangman’s Beautiful Daughter
The Kinks – The Kinks Are the Village Green Preservation Society
Ravi Shankar – The Sounds of India
Os Mutantes – Os Mutantes (album)
The Jimi Hendrix Experience – Electric Ladyland
Leonard Cohen – Songs of Leonard Cohen
Johnny Cash – At Folsom Prison
Laura Nyro – Eli and the Thirteenth Confession
Aretha Franklin – Lady Soul
Blue Cheer – Vincebus Eruptum
The Byrds – Notorious Byrd Brothers
Big Brother and the Holding Company – Cheap Thrills
The United States of America – The United States of America
Dr. John – Gris-Gris
Iron Butterfly – In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida
The Pretty Things – S.F. Sorrow
Simon & Garfunkel – Bookends
Small Faces – Ogdens’ Nut Gone Flake
The Band – Music from Big Pink
Jeff Beck – Truth
Caetano Veloso – Caetano Veloso
Scott Walker – Scott 2
The Zombies – Odessey & Oracle
Van Morrison – Astral Weeks
The Byrds – Sweetheart of the Rodeo
The Beatles – The Beatles
Mothers of Invention – We’re Only in It for the Money
Neil Young – Everybody Knows This is Nowhere
Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band – Trout Mask Replica
Creedence Clearwater Revival – Bayou Country
Crosby, Stills & Nash – Crosby, Stills & Nash
Blood, Sweat & Tears – Blood, Sweat & Tears
The Flying Burrito Brothers – The Gilded Palace of Sin
Johnny Cash – At San Quentin
Creedence Clearwater Revival – Green River
The Beatles – Abbey Road
The Who – Tommy
Miles Davis – In a Silent Way
Bee Gees – Odessa
Pentangle – Basket of Light
The Rolling Stones – Let it Bleed
Nick Drake – Five Leaves Left
Dusty Springfield – Dusty in Memphis
Elvis Presley – From Elvis in Memphis
The Velvet Underground – The Velvet Underground
Quicksilver Messenger Service – Happy Trails
Led Zeppelin – Led Zeppelin
The Band – The Band
Led Zeppelin – Led Zeppelin II
MC5 – Kick Out the Jams
The Temptations – Cloud Nine
Sly & the Family Stone – Stand!
Buckley, Tim – Happy Sad
Chicago Transit Authority – The Chicago Transit Authority
Fairport Convention – Unhalfbricking
The Youngbloods – Elephant Mountain
Isaac Hayes – Hot Buttered Soul
Grateful Dead – Live/Dead
The Kinks – Arthur (Or the Decline and Fall of the British Empire)
King Crimson – In the Court of the Crimson King
Leonard Cohen – Songs from a Room
Fairport Convention – Liege & Lief
Scott Walker – Scott 4
The Stooges – The Stooges
Skip Spence – Oar
Frank Zappa – Hot Rats


Creedence Clearwater Revival – Cosmo’s Factory
Derek and the Dominos – Layla and Other Assorted Love Songs
Davis, Miles – Bitches Brew
Spirit – Twelve Dreams of Dr Sardonicus
Black Sabbath – Black Sabbath
The Doors – Morrison Hotel
The Carpenters – Close to You
Stills, Stephen – Stephen Stills
Lennon, John – John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band
Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young – Déjà Vu
Black Sabbath – Paranoid
Young, Neil – After the Gold Rush
Led Zeppelin – Led Zeppelin III
Deep Purple – In Rock
Morrison, Van – Moondance
Grateful Dead – American Beauty
Drake, Nick – Bryter Layter
Shankar, Ananda – Ananda Shankar
The Who – Live at Leeds
Soft Machine – Third
Stewart, Rod – Gasoline Alley
Harrison, George – All Things Must Pass
Simon & Garfunkel – Bridge Over Troubled Water
Stevens, Cat – Tea for the Tillerman
Traffic – John Barleycorn Must Die
The Stooges – Fun House
Taylor, James – Sweet Baby James
McCartney, Paul – McCartney
Santana – Abraxas
Barrett, Syd – The Madcap Laughs
Jethro Tull – Aqualung
Crosby, David – If I Could Only Remember My Name
Sly & the Family Stone – There’s a Riot Goin’ On
Gaye, Marvin – What’s Going On
Yes – The Yes Album
Bee Gees – Trafalgar
The Who – Who’s Next
King, Carole – Tapestry
Hayes, Isaac – Shaft
The Allman Brothers Band – At Fillmore East
The Rolling Stones – Sticky Fingers
Lennon, John – Imagine
The Beach Boys – Surf’s Up
Yes – Fragile
The Doors – L.A. Woman
Can – Tago Mago
John, Elton – Madman Across the Water
Parton, Dolly – Coat of Many Colors
McLean, Don – American Pie
Emerson, Lake & Palmer – Tarkus
Led Zeppelin – Led Zeppelin IV
Gainsbourg, Serge – Histoire de Melody Nelson
Stewart, Rod – Every Picture Tells a Story
Emerson, Lake & Palmer – Pictures at an Exhibition
Cohen, Leonard – Songs of Love and Hate
Mitchell, Joni – Blue
Funkadelic – Maggot Brain
Joplin, Janis – Pearl
Kuti, Fela – Live ! (with Ginger Baker)
Faces – A Nod Is as Good as a Wink… to a Blind Horse
The Flamin’ Groovies – Teenage Head
Clark, Gene – White Light
Prine, John – John Prine
Nilsson, Harry – Nilsson Schmilsson
T. Rex – Electric Warrior
Bowie, David – Hunky Dory
Newman, Randy – Sail Away
Deep Purple – Machine Head
Big Star – #1 Record
Black Sabbath – Black Sabbath Vol. 4
Steely Dan – Can’t Buy a Thrill
Young, Neil – Harvest
Mayfield, Curtis – Superfly
Slade – Slayed?
Deep Purple – Made in Japan
Yes – Close to the Edge
Reed, Lou – Transformer
Masekela, Hugh – Home is Where the Music Is
Nascimento, Milton & Lo Borges – Clube da Esquina
Rundgren, Todd – Something/Anything
Nitty Gritty Dirt Band – Will the Circle Be Unbroken
Wonder, Stevie – Talking Book
Stills, Stephen – Manassas
T. Rex – The Slider
Ackles, David – American Gothic
Eagles – Eagles
Buckley, Tim – Greetings from L.A.
Drake, Nick – Pink Moon
Simon, Paul – Paul Simon
Roxy Music – Roxy Music
Alice Cooper – School’s Out
The Temptations – All Directions
Bowie, David – The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars
War – The World Is a Ghetto
Green, Al – Let’s Stay Together
The Rolling Stones – Exile on Main St.
Lynyrd Skynyrd – Pronounced Leh-nerd Skin-nerd
Incredible Bongo Band – Bongo Rock
Bowie, David – Aladdin Sane
King Crimson – Lark’s Tongues in Aspic
Marley, Bob & The Wailers – Catch a Fire
Hawkwind – Space Ritual
Cale, John – Paris 1919
Can – Future Days
Reed, Lou – Berlin
Genesis – Selling England by the Pound
Gaye, Marvin – Let’s Get it On
Martyn, John – Solid Air
Roxy Music – For Your Pleasure
Faust – Faust IV
Hancock, Herbie – Head Hunters
Mott the Hoople – Mott
Oldfield, Mike – Tubular Bells
Rundgren, Todd – A Wizard, a True Star
John, Elton – Goodbye Yellow Brick Road
Steely Dan – Countdown to Ecstasy
Jennings, Waylon – Honky Tonk Heroes
Pink Floyd – Dark Side of the Moon
Wonder, Stevie – Innervisions
ZZ Top – Tres Hombres
McCartney, Paul & Wings – Band on the Run
Sensational Alex Harvey Band – Next
Alice Cooper – Billion Dollar Babies
Iggy & the Stooges – Raw Power
Isley Brothers – 3 + 3
New York Dolls – New York Dolls
Eno, Brian – Here Come the Warm Jets
Bad Company – Bad Company
Genesis – Lamb Lies Down on Broadway
Otis, Shuggie – Inspiration Information
Wonder, Stevie – Fulfillingness’ First Finale
Clapton, Eric – 461 Ocean Boulevard
Kraftwerk – Autobahn
Morrison, Van – It’s Too Late to Stop Now
Mitchell, Joni – Court and Spark
Queen – Queen II
Roxy Music – Country Life
Tangerine Dream – Phaedra
Sparks – Kimono My House
Supertramp – Crime of the Century
Thompson, Richard & Linda – I Want to See the Bright Lights Tonight
Scott-Heron, Gil & Brian Jackson – Winter in America
Queen – Sheer Heart Attack
10cc – Sheet Music
Young, Neil – On the Beach
Jones, George – The Grand Tour
Clark, Gene – No Other
Steely Dan – Pretzel Logic
Newman, Randy – Good Old Boys
Marley, Bob & the Wailers – Natty Dread
Wyatt, Robert – Rock Bottom
Parsons, Gram – Grievous Angel
Eno, Brian – Another Green World
The Dictators – The Dictators Go Girl Crazy!
Neu! – Neu! ’75
Led Zeppelin – Physical Graffiti
Jarrett, Keith – Köln Concert
Aerosmith – Toys in the Attic
Bowie, David – Young Americans
Burning Spear – Marcus Garvey
Springsteen, Bruce – Born to Run
Harris, Emmylou – Pieces of the Sky
Dion – Born to Be with You
Mitchell, Joni – Hissing of Summer Lawns
Waits, Tom – Nighthawks at the Diner
Burman, Rahul Dev – Shalimar (Soundtrack)
Young, Neil – Tonight’s the Night
Dylan, Bob – Blood on the Tracks
Smith, Patti – Horses
Pink Floyd – Wish You Were Here
Queen – A Night at the Opera
Nelson, Willie – Red Headed Stranger
Earth, Wind & Fire – That’s the Way of the World
Mayfield, Curtis – There’s No Place Like America Today
Petty, Tom & the Heartbreakers – Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers
The Modern Lovers – The Modern Lovers
Bowie, David – Station to Station
Mitchell, Joni – Hejira
Boston – Boston
The Eagles – Hotel California
ABBA – Arrival
Kiss – Destroyer
Rush – 2112
Ben, Jorge – África Brasil
Armatrading, Joan – Joan Armatrading
Aerosmith – Rocks
Parliament – Mothership Connection
Penguin Cafe Orchestra – Music from the Penguin Cafe
Jarre, Jean Michel – Oxygène
Ramones – Ramones
Kuti, Fela – Zombie
Tosh, Peter – Legalize It
Wonder, Stevie – Songs in the Key of Life
Frampton, Peter – Frampton Comes Alive
Eno, Brian – Before and After Science
Kraftwerk – Trans-Europe Express
Joel, Billy – The Stranger
Marley, Bob & the Wailers – Exodus
Electric Light Orchestra – Out of the Blue
Weather Report – Heavy Weather
Muddy Waters – Hard Again
The Stranglers – Rattus Norvegicus
The Clash – Clash
Bowie, David – Low
Steely Dan – Aja
Wire – Pink Flag
Martyn, John – One World
Talking Heads – Talking Heads: 77
Fleetwood Mac – Rumours
Bowie, David – “Heroes”
Wilson, Dennis – Pacific Ocean Blue
Suicide – Suicide
Iggy Pop – The Idiot
Gabriel, Peter – Peter Gabriel
Television – Marquee Moon
Meat Loaf – Bat Out of Hell
Costello, Elvis – My Aim is True
Iggy Pop – Lust for Life
Dury, Ian – New Boots and Panties!!
Sex Pistols – Never Mind the Bollocks, Here’s the Sex Pistols
Pere Ubu – The Modern Dance
Kraftwerk – The Man-Machine
Blondie – Parallel Lines
Regina, Elis – Vento de Maio
Pere Ubu – Dub Housing
The Only Ones – The Only Ones
Costello, Elvis – This Year’s Model
The Jam – All Mod Cons
Ely, Joe – Honky Tonk Masquerade
The Adverts – Crossing the Red Sea with the Adverts
Big Star – Third/Sister Lovers
The Residents – Duck Stab/Buster & Glen
Public Image Ltd. – First Issue
Magazine – Real Life
Springsteen, Bruce – Darkness on the Edge of Town
Funkadelic – One Nation Under a Groove
Throbbing Gristle – D.o.A: The Third and Final Report
Thin Lizzy – Live and Dangerous
Talking Heads – More Songs About Buildings and Food
Buzzcocks – Another Music in a Different Kitchen
Van Halen – Van Halen
Colón, Willie & Rubén Blades – Siembra
The Cars – The Cars
Devo – Q: Are We Not Men? A: We Are Devo
Dire Straits – Dire Straits
The Saints – Eternally Yours
Gaye, Marvin – Here, My Dear
Nelson, Willie – Stardust
Chic – C’est Chic
X-Ray Spex – Germ Free Adolescents
Eno, Brian – Ambient 1: Music for Airports
Siouxsie & the Banshees – The Scream
AC/DC – Highway to Hell
Sister Sledge – We Are Family
The Crusaders – Street Life
The Germs – (GI)
The B-52’s – The B-52’s
Czukay, Holger – Movies
The Police – Reggatta de Blanc
The Fall – Live at the Witch Trials
Talking Heads – Fear of Music
Joy Division – Unknown Pleasures
Chic – Risqué
The Undertones – The Undertones
The Clash – London Calling
Japan – Quiet Life
Faithfull, Marianne – Broken English
The Slits – Cut
Costello, Elvis – Armed Forces
Young, Neil – Rust Never Sleeps
Gang of Four – Entertainment!
Cheap Trick – At Budokan
Fleetwood Mac – Tusk
Pink Floyd – The Wall
Public Image Ltd. – Metal Box
Jackson, Michael – Off the Wall
The Damned – Machine Gun Etiquette
Numan, Gary – The Pleasure Principle
The Specials – The Specials


Adam & the Ants – Kings of the Wild Frontier
Dexys Midnight Runners – Searching for the Young Soul Rebels
AC/DC – Back in Black
The Cramps – Songs the Lord Taught Us
Dead Kennedys – Fresh Fruit for Rotting Vegetables
Gabriel, Peter – Peter Gabriel
The Soft Boys – Underwater Moonlight
The Cure – Seventeen Seconds
Echo & the Bunnymen – Crocodiles
Motörhead – Ace of Spades
Killing Joke – Killing Joke
Judas Priest – British Steel
Circle Jerks – Group Sex
Talking Heads – Remain in Light
Joy Division – Closer
Iron Maiden – Iron Maiden
The Undertones – Hypnotised
The Jam – Sound Affects
Waits, Tom – Heartattack and Vine
UB40 – Signing Off
The Teardrop Explodes – Kilimanjaro
The Specials – More Specials
Winwood, Steve – Arc of a Diver
The Pretenders – Pretenders
Einstürzende Neubauten – Kollaps
Siouxsie & the Banshees – Juju
Heaven 17 – Penthouse and Pavement
The Go-Go’s – Beauty and the Beat
Motörhead – No Sleep ‘Til Hammersmith
Soft Cell – Non-Stop Erotic Cabaret
Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark – Architecture and Morality
Eno, Brian & David Byrne – My Life in the Bush of Ghosts
Black Flag – Damaged
X – Wild Gift
The Psychedelic Furs – Talk Talk Talk
The Human League – Dare
The Gun Club – Fire of Love
Bauhaus – Mask
Womack, Bobby – Poet
Tom Tom Club – Tom Tom Club
Rush – Moving Pictures
ABBA – Visitors
ABC – Lexicon of Love
Prince – 1999
Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five – The Message
Costello, Elvis – Imperial Bedroom
The Cure – Pornography
Dexys Midnight Runners – Too-Rye-Ay
Simple Minds – New Gold Dream (81-82-83-84)
Madness – The Rise & Fall
Fagen, Donald – The Nightfly
Haircut 100 – Pelican West
Bush, Kate – The Dreaming
Orange Juice – Rip It Up
Jackson, Michael – Thriller
The Birthday Party – Junkyard
Venom – Black Metal
Springsteen, Bruce – Nebraska
Associates – Sulk
Iron Maiden – The Number of the Beast
Duran Duran – Rio
Violent Femmes – Violent Femmes
McLaren, Malcolm – Duck Rock
Def Leppard – Pyromania
R.E.M. – Murmur
The The – Soul Mining
Waits, Tom – Swordfishtrombones
The Blue Nile – A Walk Across the Rooftops
Hanoi Rocks – Back to Mystery City
Lauper, Cyndi – She’s So Unusual
Simon, Paul – Hearts and Bones
Echo & the Bunnymen – Porcupine
ZZ Top – Eliminator
Eurythmics – Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This)
U2 – War
The Police – Synchronicity
Meat Puppets – Meat Puppets II
Culture Club – Colour by Numbers
Frankie Goes to Hollywood – Welcome to the Pleasuredome
Run-D.M.C. – Run-D.M.C.
Sade – Diamond Life
Cocteau Twins – Treasure
Minor Threat – Out of Step
Van Halen – 1984
Prince – Purple Rain
The Replacements – Let It Be
The Style Council – Café Bleu
Turner, Tina – Private Dancer
Echo & the Bunnymen – Ocean Rain
Minutemen – Double Nickels on the Dime
Cole, Lloyd & the Commotions – Rattlesnakes
N’Dour, Youssou – Immigrés
Springsteen, Bruce – Born in the USA
The Fall – This Nation’s Saving Grace
Ibrahim, Abdullah – Water from an Ancient Well
a-ha – Hunting High and Low
Tears for Fears – Songs from the Big Chair
Dire Straits – Brothers in Arms
Prefab Sprout – Steve McQueen
The Mekons – Fear and Whiskey
Big Black – Atomizer
Vega, Suzanne – Suzanne Vega
The Pogues – Rum, Sodomy and the Lash
Bush, Kate – Hounds of Love
The Smiths – Meat is Murder
Waits, Tom – Rain Dogs
Jesus and Mary Chain – Psychocandy
New Order – Low-Life
Simply Red – Picture Book
Dexys Midnight Runners – Don’t Stand Me Down
Scritti Politti – Cupid & Psyche 85
Costello, Elvis – Blood and Chocolate
Afrika Bambaataa & the Soul Sonic Force – Planet Rock: The Album
Beastie Boys – Licensed to Ill
Metallica – Master of Puppets
The The – Infected
Griffith, Nanci – Last of the True Believers
Bragg, Billy – Talking with the Taxman About Poetry
Talk Talk – The Colour of Spring
Megadeth – Peace Sells… but Who’s Buying?
Bon Jovi – Slippery When Wet
Sonic Youth – Evol
Slayer – Reign in Blood
Throwing Muses – Throwing Muses
Simon, Paul – Graceland
Run-D.M.C. – Raising Hell
XTC – Skylarking
Earle, Steve – Guitar Town
Bad Brains – I Against I
Baker, Anita – Rapture
The Smiths – The Queen Is Dead
Gabriel, Peter – So
Anthrax – Among the Living
Dinosaur Jr. – You’re Living All Over Me
Parton, Dolly with Linda Ronstadt & Emmylou Harris – Trio
Def Leppard – Hysteria
R.E.M. – Document
Prince – Sign o’ the Times
The Cult – Electric
Depeche Mode – Music for the Masses
The Sisters of Mercy – Floodland
Michael, George – Faith
Hüsker Dü – Warehouse: Songs and Stories
Butthole Surfers – Locust Abortion Technician
Piazzolla, Ástor & Gary Burton – New Tango
The Smiths – Strangeways Here We Come
Guns N’ Roses – Appetite for Destruction
The Jesus and Mary Chain – Darklands
Ladysmith Black Mambazo – Shaka Zulu
Laibach – Opus Dei
Napalm Death – Scum
Sonic Youth – Sister
The Triffids – Calenture
Jackson, Michael – Bad
Pet Shop Boys – Actually
U2 – The Joshua Tree
D’Arby, Terence Trent – Introducing the Hardline According to Terence Trent D’Arby
The Pogues – If I Should Fall from Grace with God
Cohen, Leonard – I’m Your Man
The Waterboys – Fisherman’s Blues
Fishbone – Truth and Soul
Everything but the Girl – Idlewild
Living Colour – Vivid
Mudhoney – Superfuzz Bigmuff
R.E.M. – Green
Happy Mondays – Bummed
The Go-Betweens – 16 Lovers Lane
Cowboy Junkies – The Trinity Session
Chapman, Tracy – Tracy Chapman
My Bloody Valentine – Isn’t Anything
Pixies – Surfer Rosa
Metallica – …And Justice for All
Dinosaur Jr. – Bug
Krause, Dagmar – Tank Battles
lang, k.d. – Shadowland
American Music Club – California
Morrissey – Viva Hate
Sonic Youth – Daydream Nation
The Sugarcubes – Life’s Too Good
Yoakam, Dwight – Buenas Noches from a Lonely Room
Jane’s Addiction – Nothing’s Shocking
Public Enemy – It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back
Faith No More – The Real Thing
Kravitz, Lenny – Let Love Rule
Hooker, John Lee – The Healer
New Order – Technique
Madonna – Like a Prayer
Queen Latifah – All Hail the Queen
Spacemen 3 – Playing with Fire
Beastie Boys – Paul’s Boutique
The Young Gods – L’Eau Rouge
Zorn, John – Spy vs Spy: The Music of Ornette Coleman
The Stone Roses – The Stone Roses
Cherry, Neneh – Raw Like Sushi
Maal, Baaba & Mansour Seck – Djam Leelii
Bush, Kate – The Sensual World
The Cure – Disintegration
808 State – 808:90
Coldcut – What’s That Noise?
Adamson, Barry – Moss Side Story
Aerosmith – Pump
Pixies – Doolittle
Raitt, Bonnie – Nick of Time
Fugazi – Repeater
Soul II Soul – Club Classics Vol. I
De La Soul – 3 Feet High and Rising
Jackson, Janet – Janet Jackson’s Rhythm Nation 1814
Jungle Brothers – Done by the Forces of Nature
N.W.A. – Straight Outta Compton


Cocteau Twins – Heaven or Las Vegas
The Shamen – En-Tact
Deee-Lite – World Clique
The La’s – The La’s
The Black Crowes – Shake Your Money Maker
Depeche Mode – Violator
Pixies – Bossanova
Megadeth – Rust in Peace
Digital Underground – Sex Packets
Pet Shop Boys – Behaviour
Happy Mondays – Pills ‘n’ Thrills and Bellyaches
Michael, George – Listen Without Prejudice Vol. 1
Young, Neil – Ragged Glory
Ice Cube – AmeriKKKa’s Most Wanted
Jane’s Addiction – Ritual de lo Habitual
LL Cool J – Mama Said Knock You Out
Public Enemy – Fear of a Black Planet
O’Connor, Sinéad – I Do Not Want What I Haven’t Got
A Tribe Called Quest – People’s Instinctive Travels and the Paths of Rhythm
Sonic Youth – Goo
Ride – Nowhere
My Bloody Valentine – Loveless
Nirvana – Nevermind
Crowded House – Woodface
Cypress Hill – Cypress Hill
Cope, Julian – Peggy Suicide
Gang Starr – Step in the Arena
MC Solaar – Qui sème le vent récolte le tempo
Jah Wobble – Rising Above Bedlam
Red Hot Chili Peppers – Blood Sugar Sex Magik
Ice-T – O.G. Original Gangster
Mudhoney – Every Good Boy Deserves Fudge
Public Enemy – Apocalypse 91… The Enemy Strikes Black
A Tribe Called Quest – The Low End Theory
Pearl Jam – Ten
Saint Etienne – Foxbase Alpha
Sepultura – Arise
Slint – Spiderland
U2 – Achtung Baby
The KLF – The White Room
Massive Attack – Blue Lines
Primal Scream – Screamadelica
Teenage Fanclub – Bandwagonesque
Metallica – Metallica
Pavement – Slanted and Enchanted
Aphex Twin – Selected Ambient Works 85-92
Arrested Development – 3 Years, 5 Months & 2 Days in the Life Of…
Koffi Olomide – Haut de Gamme: Koweït, Rive Gauche
Morrissey – Your Arsenal
Maal, Baaba – Lam Toro
The Lemonheads – It’s a Shame about Ray
Rage Against the Machine – Rage Against the Machine
The Disposable Heroes of Hiphoprisy – Hypocrisy Is the Greatest Luxury
lang, k.d. – Ingénue
Dr. Dre – The Chronic
R.E.M. – Automatic for the People
The Pharcyde – Bizarre Ride II the Pharcyde
Spiritualized – Lazer Guided Melodies
Sugar – Copper Blue
Waits, Tom – Bone Machine
Sonic Youth – Dirty
Stereo MCs – Connected
Ministry – Psalm 69: The Way to Succeed and the Way to Suck Eggs
Amos, Tori – Little Earthquakes
Ice Cube – The Predator
Pantera – Vulgar Display of Power
Alice in Chains – Dirt
Cave, Nick and the Bad Seeds – Henry’s Dream
Khan, Nusrat Fateh Ali – Devotional Songs
Harvey, P.J. – Dry
Suede – Suede
Weller, Paul – Wild Wood
The Smashing Pumpkins – Siamese Dream
The Auteurs – New Wave
Phair, Liz – Exile in Guyville
The Afghan Whigs – Gentlemen
Mann, Aimee – Whatever
Grant Lee Buffalo – Fuzzy
Nirvana – In Utero
Jamiroquai – Emergency on Planet Earth
Pet Shop Boys – Very
Harvey, P.J. – Rid of Me
Blur – Modern Life Is Rubbish
Crow, Sheryl – Tuesday Night Music Club
The Fall – The Infotainment Scan
Wu-Tang Clan – Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers)
Björk – Debut
Orbital – Orbital
Snoop Doggy Dogg – Doggystyle
Sebadoh – Bubble and Scrape
The Boo Radleys – Giant Steps
Orbit, William – Strange Cargo III
Method Man – Tical
Black, Frank – Teenager of the Year
Girls Against Boys – Venus Luxure No 1 Baby
Jeru the Damaja – The Sun Rises in the East
Pavement – Crooked Rain, Crooked Rain
Portishead – Dummy
The Sabres of Paradise – Haunted Dancehall
Nas – Illmatic
Beastie Boys – Ill Communication
Costello, Elvis – Brutal Youth
Morrissey – Vauxhall and I
TLC – CrazySexyCool
Oasis – Definitely Maybe
Soundgarden – Superunknown
The Offspring – Smash
Drive Like Jehu – Yank Crime
Blur – Parklife
G. Love & Special Sauce – G. Love and Special Sauce
Touré, Ali Farka – Talking Timbuktu
Hole – Live Through This
Massive Attack – Protection
Manic Street Preachers – The Holy Bible
Suede – Dog Man Star
The Notorious B.I.G. – Ready to Die
Buckley, Jeff – Grace
Orbital – Snivilisation
Nirvana – MTV Unplugged in New York
Nine Inch Nails – The Downward Spiral
The Prodigy – Music for the Jilted Generation
Green Day – Dookie
Foo Fighters – Foo Fighters
Garbage – Garbage
Nightmares on Wax – Smokers Delight
Tricky – Maxinquaye
Raekwon – Only Built 4 Cuban Linx…
Smashing Pumpkins – Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness
Rocket from the Crypt – Scream, Dracula, Scream!
The Chemical Brothers – Exit Planet Dust
2Pac – Me Against the World
Elastica – Elastica
Supergrass – I Should Coco
Radiohead – The Bends
Guided by Voices – Alien Lanes
Kuti, Femi – Femi Kuti
The Verve – A Northern Soul
Genius GZA – Liquid Swords
Pulp – Different Class
Leftfield – Leftism
D’Angelo – Brown Sugar
Oasis – (What’s the Story) Morning Glory?
Goldie – Timeless
Morissette, Alanis – Jagged Little Pill
Screaming Trees – Dust
Super Furry Animals – Fuzzy Logic
Fatboy Slim – Better Living Through Chemistry
Dr. Octagon – Dr. Octagonecologyst
Stereolab – Emperor Tomato Ketchup
Tortoise – Millions Now Living Will Never Die
Beck – Odelay
Belle & Sebastian – Tigermilk
DJ Shadow – Endtroducing…..
Eels – Beautiful Freak
The Divine Comedy – Casanova
Apple, Fiona – Tidal
Wilco – Being There
Sepultura – Roots
Adamson, Barry – Oedipus Schmoedipus
Fun Lovin’ Criminals – Come Find Yourself
Maxwell – Maxwell’s Urban Hang Suite
The Charlatans – Tellin’ Stories
Manic Street Preachers – Everything Must Go
Everything but the Girl – Walking Wounded
Cave, Nick & the Bad Seeds – Murder Ballads
Bukem, LTJ – Logical Progression
Underworld – Second Toughest in the Infants
Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Now I Got Worry
The Cardigans – First Band on the Moon
Marilyn Manson – Antichrist Superstar
Fugees – The Score
Ash – 1977
Belle & Sebastian – If You’re Feeling Sinister
Blur – Blur
Radiohead – OK Computer
Quaye, Finley – Maverick a Strike
Elliott, Missy Misdemeanor – Supa Dupa Fly
The Chemical Brothers – Dig Your Own Hole
Primal Scream – Vanishing Point
Wyatt, Robert – Shleep
Holmes, David – Let’s Get Killed
Sleater-Kinney – Dig Me Out
The Prodigy – The Fat of the Land
Buena Vista Social Club – Buena Vista Social Club
Cave, Nick & the Bad Seeds – The Boatman’s Call
The Divine Comedy – A Short Album About Love
Cornershop – When I Was Born for the 7th Time
Daft Punk – Homework
Williams, Robbie – Life thru a Lens
Carey, Mariah – Butterfly
Supergrass – In It for the Money
Dylan, Bob – Time Out of Mind
Size, Roni & Reprazent – New Forms
Smith, Elliott – Either/Or
The Verve – Urban Hymns
Spiritualized – Ladies and Gentlemen We Are Floating in Space
The Dandy Warhols – …The Dandy Warhols Come Down
Dylan, Bob – The Bootleg Series Vol. 4: Bob Dylan Live 1966, The “Royal Albert Hall” Concert
Chao, Manu – Clandestino
Bragg, Billy & Wilco – Mermaid Avenue
Turbonegro – Apocalypse Dudes
Fatboy Slim – You’ve Come a Long Way, Baby
Gray, David – White Ladder
Williams, Lucinda – Car Wheels on a Gravel Road
Pulp – This Is Hardcore
Madonna – Ray of Light
Hill, Lauryn – The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill
Hole – Celebrity Skin
Mercury Rev – Deserter’s Songs
System of a Down – System of a Down
Queens of the Stone Age – Queens of the Stone Age
Air – Moon Safari
Singh, Talvin – Ok
Korn – Follow the Leader
Khalèd, (Cheb) – Kenza
Kid Rock – Devil Without a Cause
Boards of Canada – Music Has the Right to Children
Suba – São Paulo Confessions
XTC – Apple Venus Volume 1
Skunk Anansie – Post Orgasmic Chill
Incubus – Make Yourself
The Magnetic Fields – 69 Love Songs
Travis – The Man Who
Slipknot – Slipknot
Orton, Beth – Central Reservation
Sawhney, Nitin – Beyond Skin
Death in Vegas – The Contino Sessions
Moby – Play
The Flaming Lips – The Soft Bulletin
Les Rythmes Digitales – Darkdancer
Le Tigre – Le Tigre
Eminem – The Slim Shady LP
Spears, Britney – …Baby One More Time
Metallica – S&M
Bonnie Prince Billy – I See a Darkness
Shack – HMS Fable
Basement Jaxx – Remedy
Red Hot Chili Peppers – Californication
Sigur Rós – Ágætis byrjun


Doves – Lost Souls
Air – The Virgin Suicides
Adams, Ryan – Heartbreaker
Gilberto, Bebel – Tanto Tempo
M. J. Cole – Sincere
Harris, Emmylou – Red Dirt Girl
Limp Bizkit – Chocolate Starfish and the Hot Dog Flavored Water
Radiohead – Kid A
U2 – All That You Can’t Leave Behind
Linkin Park – Hybrid Theory
Smith, Elliott – Figure 8
Badly Drawn Boy – The Hour of Bewilderbeast
Harvey, P.J. – Stories from the City, Stories from the Sea
Badu, Erykah – Mama’s Gun
Coldplay – Parachutes
Common – Like Water for Chocolate
Ladd, Mike – Welcome to the Afterfuture
Red Snapper – Our Aim Is to Satisfy Red Snapper
Eminem – The Marshall Mathers LP
Goldfrapp – Felt Mountain
Giant Sand – Chore of Enchantment
Lambchop – Nixon
Lemper, Ute – Punishing Kiss
Madonna – Music
The Avalanches – Since I Left You
OutKast – Stankonia
Radiohead – Amnesiac
Silver Jews – Bright Flight
Björk – Vespertine
Gorillaz – Gorillaz
Adams, Ryan – Gold
Destiny’s Child – Survivor
The Strokes – Is This It
Welch, Gillian – Time (The Revelator)
Gotan Project – La Revancha del Tango
The White Stripes – White Blood Cells
Beta Band – Hot Shots II
Jay-Z – The Blueprint
Röyksopp – Melody A.M.
Drive-By Truckers – Southern Rock Opera
Super Furry Animals – Rings Around the World
Jurassic 5 – Power in Numbers
Wilco – Yankee Hotel Foxtrot
Ms. Dynamite – A Little Deeper
The Bees – Sunshine Hit Me
Jones, Norah – Come Away with Me
Coldplay – A Rush of Blood to the Head
The Coral – The Coral
Cash, Johnny – American IV: The Man Comes Around
The Flaming Lips – Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots
Doves – The Last Broadcast
Elliott, Missy – Under Construction
Springsteen, Bruce – The Rising
Aguilera, Christina – Stripped
The Roots – Phrenology
Beck – Sea Change
Timberlake, Justin – Justified
The Vines – Highly Evolved
The Hives – Your New Favourite Band
Radiohead – Hail to the Thief
Winehouse, Amy – Frank
Calexico – Feast of Wire
The Darkness – Permission to Land
The White Stripes – Elephant
Dizzee Rascal – Boy in da Corner
Kings of Leon – Youth and Young Manhood
The Thrills – So Much for the City
Yeah Yeah Yeahs – Fever to Tell
OutKast – Speakerboxxx/The Love Below
50 Cent – Get Rich or Die Tryin’
The Mars Volta – De-Loused in the Comatorium
Lightning Bolt – Wonderful Rainbow
Wainwright, Rufus – Want One
Scissor Sisters – Scissor Sisters
Morrissey – You Are the Quarry
Björk – Medúlla
Mylo – Destroy Rock & Roll
Wilson, Brian – Smile
The Icarus Line – Penance Soiree
Arcade Fire – Funeral
Banhart, Devendra – Rejoicing in the Hands
Cave, Nick & the Bad Seeds – Abattoir Blues/The Lyre of Orpheus
Franz Ferdinand – Franz Ferdinand
N*E*R*D – Fly or Die
Beta Band – Heroes to Zeros
Ozomatli – Street Signs
The Libertines – The Libertines
West, Kanye – The College Dropout
Green, Cee-Lo – Cee-Lo Green… Is the Soul Machine
TV on the Radio – Desperate Youth, Blood Thirsty Babes
Liars – They Were Wrong, So We Drowned
The Streets – A Grand Don’t Come for Free
Wainwright, Rufus – Want Two
The Zutons – Who Killed…… The Zutons?
The Killers – Hot Fuss
Kings of Leon – Aha Shake Heartbreak
M.I.A. (UK) – Arular
Beck – Guero
The White Stripes – Get Behind Me Satan

Albums in the Norwegian edition of the book

The Aller Værste – Material Tretthet (1980)
De Press – Block to block (1981)
R.Toneff/S.Dobrogosz – Fairytales (1982)
de Lillos – Hjernen er alene (1989)
Biosphere – Patashnik (1994)
Mayhem – De Mysteriis Dom Sathanas (1994)
Motorpsycho – Timothy’s Monster (1994)
Those Norwegians – Kaminzky Park (1997)
Midnight Choir – Amsterdam Stranded (1998)
Madrugada – Industrial Silence (1999)

4 Responses to 1001 Albums

  1. Pingback: 1001 albums update « Christer’s blog o’ fun

  2. Olivia B. says:

    These 1001 albums contain quite a bit of music. It can be overwhelming, I’m sure. To not COMPLETELY overwhelm you, it’s restricted – in time and in space. This is only one person’s final say on the 1,001 albums AND it’s dated. There’s constantly new music coming out there almost as fast as there are new human beings being born. Now the real question is: should you look backwards or move forwards?
    Olivia B.
    Portland car accident lawyer

  3. christer says:

    @Olivia: There is no reason why I can’t move both backwards and forwards. :)

  4. Saju says:

    Very challenging and a beautiful dream. Best of luck :)

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