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I realised that I have been slacking really hard on pre 2000 stuff. So this list is an attempt to amend that. I will go through each of these artists discography eventually. I tried to have a decent represenation of both era (mostly since 60s, but some 50s stuff as well) and genre. Obviously, there are still some gaps, but this should be a decent starting point. Also, I don't want to rush through this too quickly, so this will definitely take a long time. But, hey, it will be a project!
1John Coltrane
Giant Steps

My jazz knowledge is embarrassing
2Miles Davis
Kind of Blue

My jazz knowledge is embarrassing [2]
3Frank Sinatra
My Way
4Charles Mingus
The Black Saint and the Sinner Lady

As a jazz newbie, going into Charles Mingus' sizable discography was somewhat of an intimating task, but it was definitely worth it. Mingus is an intricate composer with a great touch for liveliness and soul. There is a great harmony between the instruments and Mingus' own bass playing is fantastic. There are gems all over the discog, but i was in particular a fan his later era - everything from 'Let My Children Hear Music' and onwards is amazing. As a last sidenode: there is a large discrepancy between number of ratings between releases, and i get why, but if you do enjoy the popular releases, I do suggest branching out to a few more. They are very much worth it.

Discog highlights
1. Let My Children Hear Music: 4.5
2. Mingus Ah Um: 4.5-
3. Tijuana Moods: 4+
4. The Clown: 4+
5. Cumbia and Jazz Fusion: 4+
5Nina Simone
Pastel Blues

The songs i have heard from her are all excellent
6Johnny Cash
Johnny Cash With His Hot And Blue Guitar
7Aretha Franklin
Aretha Now

i say a little prayer is my jam
8James Brown
The Payback
9The Rolling Stones
Sticky Fingers

So that i can finally properly answer the question: "the beatles or rolling stones?"

The Rolling Stones EP: 3-
Five by Five: 3-
The Rolling Stones: 2.5
12 x 5: 3+
10Bob Dylan
Blonde on Blonde
11Leonard Cohen
Songs of Leonard Cohen
12King Crimson
In the Court of the Crimson King
13The Jimi Hendrix Experience
Are You Experienced
14The Velvet Underground
The Velvet Underground & Nico

Also will do the solo careers of lou reed & nico
15Neil Young

i really like every song i have heard from them
16Otis Redding
The Dock of the Bay

sitting on the dock of the bay rules obviously. i can't wait to hear more
17Janis Joplin
18Marvin Gaye
What's Going On
19Captain Beefheart and His Magic Band
Trout Mask Replica

I'm not sure i'll dig but it should be interesting at least
20Stevie Wonder
Songs in the Key of Life
21The Who
22Fleetwood Mac

Go Your Own Way is hard jam. I'm also interested at their earlier more (i think?) blues stuff
23Muddy Waters
Hard Again

I'm not sure i actually heard anything from him yet but i wanted more blues
24Townes Van Zandt
Townes Van Zandt
25van Morrison
Astral Weeks
26Frank Zappa
Hot Rats

I'm not sure i'll dig but it should be interesting at least [2]
27Electric Light Orchestra
Out of the Blue

My parents are fans so had to be here
Maggot Brain

I feel like funk is a bit lacking on this list, but at least i have this band
Close to the Edge

I haven't been super into the Yes songs i have heard but i'm curious to dive in anyway
Selling England by the Pound

Genesis uses flutes right? i'm already a fan

The only prog band here where i haven't heard anything from yet but it all looks really cool

Love Dio's voice
33The stooges
Raw Power

Also Iggy pop's solo stuff
Tago Mago
36Judas Priest
Pink Flag
38Fela Kuti
39Brian Eno
Ambient 1: Music For Airports

Listened to this a few years ago and was bored. However, I do have a better appreciation for ambient now, so maybe now i will like it better
40Bruce Springsteen
The River
41Black Flag
Nervous Breakdown
42Patti Smith

Uh yeah Ramones were fun. The music may have been simple, but it had a lot of energy and it's catchy. The earlier records in particular were a good time, there definitely was a spark there that somewhat got lost in later records, although I did enjoy quite of those as well.

Top 5:
1. Rockets to Russia: 4+
2. Ramones: 4-
3. Pleasant Dreams: 4-
4. Road to Ruin: 3.5+
5. Leave Home: 3.5+

I liked Kraftwerk, but maybe not so much as i had hoped. Some of their more revered electronic stuff felt maybe a bit too fluffy for me, Autobahn in particular didn't do anything to me. I tended to prefer either their earlier krautrock or their more poppy stuff (The Model is one of the best pop songs ever made). Regardless, it was a nice discog to dive into and i'll probably keep spamming The Model until the day I die.

Top 5:
1. The Man-Machine: 4
2. Techno Pop: 4
3. Kraftwerk: 3.5+
4. Computer Love: 3.5
5. Trans-European Express: 3.5-
45The Cure
46Talking Heads
Remain in Light

Another band that i should have heard already
47Iron Maiden
Rust in Peace
49Kate Bush
The Dreaming

I actually have her greatest hits album that i bought at the King's day (Queen's day back then) market
Reign in Blood
51Tom Waits
Rain Dogs
52Dead Kennedys
Fresh Fruit for Rotting Vegetables
53Joy Division

Also New Order
The Visitors

I couldn't not check ABBA for this. I'm a big fan of this kind of glossy pop and ABBA do it better as most. They often strike gold ('Eagle', 'SOS' & 'Dancing Queen'). Unfortunately they did often struggle with consistently bringing their pop gold in a full experience "The Album" was the best effort. Clearly, won't be the highlight of this project but I'm glad I experienced it regardless.

Discog Highlights:
1. The Album: 4+
2. Abba: 4-
3. Supertrooper: 3.5+
4. Voulez Vouz: 3.5-
5. Arrival: 3.5-
55The Clash
London Calling
56Sonic Youth
Daydream Nation

They have an ep with a Dutch title. that's cool
Purple Rain
Double Nickels on the Dime
Blood Fire Death
60Dinosaur Jr.
You're Living All Over Me

Great band name
61The Police
Straight Outta Compton

Still gotta explore early hip hop. Will do some solo stuff from the memebers as well, but i'm not sure to what extent yet

Should be one of the most interesting discogs to explore
64David Sylvian
Secrets of the Beehive

More ambient stuff
Horse Rotorvator
66Public Enemy
It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back
67Bad Religion
69Napalm Death

Their newest rules hard
70Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds
Let Love In

Oof yes, I already was really excited for Nick Cave going in, after already loving his 2010s stuff, and this did not disappoint. One of the most impressive things about his discography is his versatility and how well he's able to nail each style he is going for. This results in a discog where every album has its own particular niche in his career and makes no album superfluous (except for No More Shall We Part basically being an improved The Boatsman Call). Nick Cave is obviously an extremely creative and talented song-writer and his discog has certainly become an all-time favourite for me.

Top 5:
1. Henry's Dream: 4.5
2. Ghosteen: 4.5
3. Tender Prey: 4.5-
4. No More Shall We Part: 4+
5. The Good Son: 4+
71Wu-Tang Clan
Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers)
72A Tribe Called Quest
The Anthology
73DJ Shadow
74Massive Attack

They are from one of my favourite places (Bristol) so not sure why i hadn't checked already
76Elliott Smith
Roman Candle

Am i finally going to like death metal?
80Alice in Chains
81Pearl Jam
82Nine Inch Nails
The Downward Spiral
83The Smashing Pumpkins
Siamese Dream
Wrath of the Tyrant
Transilvanian Hunger

Darkthrone are kings of everything dark & evil. I find it impressive how often they reinvented themself within different styles of extreme metal, while still containing a sound that is distinctively Darkthrone. Of course, the black metal era is the most revered, but I personally found myself having favourites of each era (for example the extremely fun Too Old, Too Cold of the punkthrone era or the excellent The Underground resistance of the latter heavy metal/speed metal era. Generally a consistent and exciting discog, and even in their weaker releases, Darkthone always gets the spirit right. And the riffs never forget the riffs.

Discog highlights:
1. A Blaze in the Northern Sky: 4.5
2. Panzerfaust: 4+
3. Too Old, Too Cold: 4+
4. The Underground resistance: 4
5. The Cult Is Alive: 4
Blackwater Park

Listening to opeth is pretty much mandatory on sput anyway
Through Silver in Blood

Neurosis' slow, but crushing, heaviness was an immediate appeal to me. They are excellent at creating these thick atmospheres that are so easy to get lost in. Their best moments, however, came when they allowed a little bit of space between the heavy atmosphere (the 2nd half of 'Chronology of Survival' and 'Falling Unknown' as particular highlights.

Discog highlights:
1. A Sun That Never Sets: 4.5
2. Souls at Zero: 4.5-
3. Given to the Rising: 4+
4. Enemy of the Sun: 4+
5. Times of Grace: 4

finally gonna "check fugazi"
Transient Random-Noise Bursts with Announcements

I think Trif likes this band??
92Mazzy Star
Among My Swan
93PJ Harvey
To Bring You My Love
94The Prodigy
The Fat of the Land

i'm a crab fan
New Plastic Ideas

Excited to hear sputs second favourite band
96Fear Factory
97Electric Wizard
Come My Fanatics...
98Michael Jackson

Heard this one but i still need to hear all his stuff
99Depeche Mode

I love synth-pop but haven't really checked Depeche Mode. i'm a disappointment i know
Surfer Rosa
101Belle and Sebastian
If You're Feeling Sinister
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