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RYM Listening Challenge

In attempting to expand my music taste, I went through RYM's Top Album charts from 1960-2020 and selected one album from every year within that span to listen to. I searched through the first 100 albums listed for each year and attempted to go outside of my comfort zone on the majority of albums I chose. I focused on artists I don't have a single rating for. I may write a short review for each album as I go along. Recs for each year are welcome.
1Otis Spann
Otis Spann Is the Blues


1960

The limited blues that I've listened to has always centered around the guitar through musicians like Robert Johnson, Buddy Guy and particularly Stevie Ray Vaughan. This is my first true introduction to piano blues and I love it. Otis is a pure delight on the keys and his vocals complement his playing very well. Songs like Take A Little Walk With Me and Otis In The Dark inspire me to explore this side of the genre further.

Verdict: 4/5
2John Coltrane
My Favorite Things


1961
3Sonny Rollins
The Bridge


1962
4The Dillards
Back Porch Bluegrass


1963
5The Supremes
Where Did Our Love Go


1964
6Bert Jansch
Bert Jansch


1965
7John Lee Hooker
It Serves You Right to Suffer


1966
8Red Krayola
The Parable of Arable Land


1967
9The Pretty Things
S.F. Sorrow


1968
10Laura Nyro
New York Tendaberry


1969
11Exuma
Exuma


1970
12Alice Coltrane
Journey in Satchidananda


1971
13Arthur Verocai
Arthur Verocai


1972
14Mahavishnu Orchestra
Birds of Fire


1973
15The Pyramids
King of Kings


1974
16Neu!
Neu! '75


1975
17Flamin' Groovies
Shake Some Action


1976
18Parliament
Funkentelechy Vs. the Placebo Syndrome


1977
19X-Ray Spex
Germfree Adolescents


1978
20Yellow Magic Orchestra
Solid State Survivor


1979
21XTC
Black Sea


1980
22Kraftwerk
Computer World


1981
23Philip Glass
Glassworks


1982
24Oingo Boingo
Good for Your Soul


1983
25Sade
Diamond Life


1984
26Celtic Frost
To Mega Therion


1985
27The Church
Heyday


1986
28Dinosaur Jr.
You're Living All Over Me


1987
29Ultramagnetic MCs
Critical Beatdown


1988
30Godflesh
Streetcleaner


1989
31Ride
Nowhere


1990
32Massive Attack
Blue Lines


1991
33Uncle Tupelo
March 16 to 20, 1992


1992
34Melvins
Houdini


1993
35Arthur Russell
Another Thought


1994
36Death
Symbolic


1995
37Unwound
Repetition


1996
38Ween
The Mollusk


1997
39Mercury Rev
Deserter's Songs


1998
40Rowland S. Howard
Teenage Snuff Film


1999
41Broadcast
The Noise Made by People


2000
42Aaliyah
Aaliyah


2001
43mclusky
McLusky Do Dallas


2002
44Wovenhand
Blush Music


2003
45The Divine Comedy
Absent Friends


2004
46Coil
The Ape Of Naples


2005
47Jay Reatard
Blood Visions


2006
48And Also The Trees
(Listen for) the Rag and Bone Man


2007
49The Drones
Havilah


2008
50Bill Callahan
Sometimes I Wish We Were An Eagle


2009
51Agalloch
Marrow of the Spirit


2010
52Fair to Midland
Arrows and Anchors


2011
53The Taxpayers
God, Forgive These Bastards


2012
54Altar of Plagues
Teethed Glory and Injury


2013
55Machine Girl
WLFGRL


2014
56Lil Ugly Mane
Oblivion Access


2015
57Deakin
Sleep Cycle


2016
58Power Trip
Nightmare Logic


2017
59Noname
Room 25


2018
60Mavi
let the sun talk


2019
61Shabaka and the Ancestors
We Are Sent Here By History


2020
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