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Easter's Best Albums: 1950-1999

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1Jo Stafford
Autumn in New York


1950

HONORABLE MENTION: Yma Sumac - Voice of the Xtabay
2Duke Ellington
Masterpieces By Ellington


1951

HONORABLE MENTION: Doris Day - Lullaby of Broadway
3 Art Pepper
Art Pepper


1952

HONORABLE MENTION: Wiener Philharmoniker / Bruno Walter / Kathleen Ferrier / Julius Patzak - Das Lied von der Erde (The Song of the Earth) and Three Rückert Songs (Gustav Mahler / Friedrich Rückert)
4Richard Wagner
Tristan und Isolde


1953
(Wilhelm Furtwängler / Ludwig Suthaus / Kirsten Flagstad release)

HONORABLE MENTION: Peggy Lee - Black Coffee with Peggy Lee
5Georges Brassens
2ème série [Le vent]


1954

HONORABLE MENTION: Eartha Kitt - That Bad Eartha
6Frank Sinatra
In The Wee Small Hours


1955

HONORABLE MENTIONS:
Helen Merrill - Helen Merrill
Doris Day - Love Me or Leave Me
7Billie Holiday
Lady Sings The Blues


1956

HONORABLE MENTION: Fats Waller - Aint Misbehavin
8Charles Mingus
The Clown


1957

HONORABLE MENTIONS:
Sonny Rollins - Saxophone Colossus
Thelonious Monk - Brilliant Corners
Johnny Cash - Johnny Cash With His Hot and Blue Guitar!
9Igor Stravinsky
Le Sacre du Printemps


1958
(New York Philharmonic / Leonard Bernstein release)

HONORABLE MENTION: Cannonball Adderley - Somethin' Else
10Nina Simone
Little Girl Blue


1959

HONORABLE MENTIONS:
Ahmed Abdul-Malik - East Meets West
The Flamingos - Flamingo Serenade
Champion Jack Dupree - Blues From the Gutter
T-Bone Walker - T-Bone Blues
Ornette Coleman - The Shape of Jazz to Come
11Miles Davis
Sketches of Spain


1960

HONORABLE MENTION: John Coltrane - Giant Steps
12 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Requiem KV 626


1962
(Wiener Singverein / Berliner Philharmoniker / Herbert von Karajan release)

HONORABLE MENTION: Dexter Gordon - Go
13Sam Cooke
Night Beat


1963

HONORABLE MENTION: Charles Mingus - The Black Saint and the Sinner Lady
14Muddy Waters
Folk Singer


1964

HONORABLE MENTION: Eric Dolphy - Out to Lunch!
15Albert Ayler
Spiritual Unity


1965

HONORABLE MENTIONS:
Andrew Hill - Point of Departure
Otis Redding - Otis Blue: Otis Redding Sings Soul
16Wayne Shorter
Speak No Evil


1966

HONORABLE MENTIONS:
Ennio Morricone - The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
Komeda Quintet - Astigmatic
Ken Nordine - Colors
17Artur Rubinstein
Chopin: The Nocturnes


1967

HONORABLE MENTIONS:
Leonard Cohen - Songs of Leonard Cohen
Pierre Henry - Messe Pour Le Temps Présent et Musiques Concrètes
The Doors - The Doors
The Velvet Underground - The Velvet Underground & Nico
Love - Forever Changes
Jefferson Airplane - Surrealistic Pillow
Aretha Franklin - I Never Loved a Man the Way I Love You
Sun Ra and His Myth Science Arkestra - Cosmic Tones for Mental Therapy
Dionne Warwick - The Windows of the World
18Peter Brotzmann
Machine Gun


1968

HONORABLE MENTIONS:
The Jazz Composer's Orchestra - The Jazz Composer's Orchestra
Cecil Taylor - Conquistador!
Archie Shepp - The Magic of Ju-Ju
The Zombies - Odessey and Oracle
Rahsaan Roland Kirk - The Inflated Tear
19Captain Beefheart and His Magic Band
Trout Mask Replica


1969

HONORABLE MENTIONS:
Miles Davis - In a Silent Way
Frank Zappa - Hot Rats
Dave Burrell - Echo
Pharaoh Sanders - Karma
Townes Van Zandt - Townes Van Zandt
Scott Engel - Scott 4
20Nico
Desertshore


1970

HONORABLE MENTION: Captain Beefheart and His Magic Band - Lick My Decals Off, Baby
21LaSalle Quartet
Neue Wiener Schule: Streichquartette


1971

HONORABLE MENTIONS:
Harry Partch - Delusion of the Fury
Can - Tago Mago
Serge Gainsbourg - Histoire de Melody Nelson
George Crumb - Black Angels
Carla Bley - Escalator Over the Hill
Alice Coltrane - Journey in Satchidananda
Funkadelic - Maggot Brain
Mahavishnu Orchestra - The Inner Mounting Flame
Marvin Gaye - What's Going On
22Ornette Coleman
Science Fiction


1972

HONORABLE MENTIONS:
Annette Peacock - I'm the One
Miles Davis - On the Corner
Deep Purple - Machine Head
Popol Vuh - Hosianna Mantra
Nick Drake - Pink Moon
Lou Reed - Transformer
23The Stooges
Raw Power


1973

HONORABLE MENTIONS:
Cedric IM Brooks - From Mento to Reggae to Third World Music
Al Green - Call Me
Herbie Hancock - Head Hunters
Alexander von Schlippenbach - Pakistani Pomade
24John Coltrane
Interstellar Space


1974

HONORABLE MENTIONS:
Eno - Here Come the Warm Jets
Neil Young - On the Beach
25Bob Dylan
Blood on the Tracks


1975

HONORABLE MENTION: Bruce Springsteen - Born to Run
26Ramones
Ramones


1976

HONORABLE MENTIONS:
The Upsetters - Super Ape
Thin Lizzy - Jailbreak
27David Bowie
Low


1977

HONORABLE MENTIONS:
Elvis Costello - My Aim Is True
Kraftwerk - Trans Europa Express
Iannis Xenakis - La Légende d'Eer
Don Cherry - Don Cherry
28The Residents
Not Available


1978

HONORABLE MENTION: Annette Peacock - X-Dreams
29Joy Division
Unknown Pleasures


1979

HONORABLE MENTIONS:
Jerry Goldsmith - Star Trek: The Motion Picture Soundtrack
Henry Cow - Western Culture
30 Sun Ra
Strange Celestial Road


1980

HONORABLE MENTIONS:
Captain Beefheart and the Magic Band - Doc at the Radar Station
Joy Division - Closer
31This Heat
Deceit


1981

HONORABLE MENTION: Asturcón - Asturcón
32Diamanda Galas
The Litanies of Satan


1982

HONORABLE MENTION: Philip Glass - Glassworks
33Mercyful Fate
Melissa


1983

HONORABLE MENTIONS:
Stevie Ray Vaughan - Texas Flood
Slayer - Show No Mercy
John Carpenter - Halloween Soundtrack
Swans - Filth
Joe McPhee Po Music - Oleo
34Cocteau Twins
Treasure


1984

HONORABLE MENTIONS:
Black Flag - My War
Ray Lynch - Deep Breakfast
Diamanda Galas - Diamanda Galas
35Tom Waits
Rain Dogs


1985

HONORABLE MENTIONS:
Violent Femmes - Hallowed Ground
Valentina Ponomareva - Fortune-Teller
36Astor Piazzolla
Tango: Zero Hour


1986

HONORABLE MENTIONS:
Megadeth - Peace Sells... But Who's Buying?
David Garland - Control Songs
John Zorn - The Big Gundown
Diamanda Galas - The Divine Punishment
Constance Demby - Novus Magnificat: Through the Stargate
The Smiths - The Queen Is Dead
37Dead Can Dance
Within the Realm of a Dying Sun


1987

HONORABLE MENTIONS:
Napalm Death - Scum
John Zorn - Spillane
Ramleh - Hole in the Heart
Frank Zappa - Joe's Garage Acts I, II, & III
Ladysmith Black Mambazo - Shaka Zulu
38Gustav Holst
The Planets, Op. 32


1988
(Royal Philharmonic Orchestra / Charles Groves release)

HONORABLE MENTIONS:
Diamanda Galas - You Must Be Certain of the Devil
Dead Can Dance - The Serpent's Egg
Kronos Quartet - Winter Was Hard
Public Enemy - It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back
39Giacinto Scelsi
Quattro Pezzi per Orchestra


1989
(Orchestre et Chœur de la Radio-Télévision Polonaise de Cracovie / Jürg Wyttenbach / Carmen Fournier / Tristan Murail release)

HONORABLE MENTIONS:
Godflesh - Streetcleaner
Pixies - Doolittle
40Naked City
Naked City


1990

HONORABLE MENTIONS:
Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds - The Good Son
Angelo Badalamenti - Twin Peaks
Kronos Quartet - Black Angels
Fields of the Nephilim - Elizium
Herbert Distel - La stazione
Depeche Mode - Violator
Bob Ostertag - Attention Span
Youssou N'Dour - Set
41Diamanda Galas
Plague Mass


1991

HONORABLE MENTIONS:
Mr. Bungle - Mr. Bungle
Wayne Marshall - 4'33" (Cage)
Death - Human
My Bloody Valentine - Loveless
42Tom Waits
Bone Machine


1992

HONORABLE MENTIONS:
Buckethead - Bucketheadland
Burzum - Burzum
Faith No More - Angel Dust
Naked City - Leng T'che
Alice in Chains - Dirt
Neurosis - Souls at Zero
43John Zorn
Kristallnacht


1993

HONORABLE MENTIONS:
Koto Ensemble of the Ikuta School - Japanese Koto Orchestra
Carcass - Heartwork
Darkthrone - Under a Funeral Moon
Earth - Earth 2: Special Low Frequency Version
Bagad - Kemper Kejadenn
Divination - Ambient Dub Volume 1
Naked City - Absinthe
Nirvana - In Utero
44Jeff Buckley
Grace


1994

HONORABLE MENTIONS:
Burzum - Hvis lyset tar oss
Merzbow - Venereology
Vangelis - Blade Runner Soundtrack
Low - I Could Live in Hope
Kirile Loo - Saatus (Fate)
Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds - Let Love In
Aphex Twin - Selected Ambient Works Volume II
Pavement - Crooked Rain, Crooked Rain
Portishead - Dummy
Varttina - Aitara
Digable Planets - Blowout Comb
Sequentia - Canticles of Ecstasy
45Incapacitants
As Loud as Possible


1995

HONORABLE MENTIONS:
Goldie - Timeless
Ulver - Bergtatt - Et eeventyr i 5 capitler
Mobb Deep - The Infamous
Strapping Young Lad - Heavy as a Really Heavy Thing
Mr. Bungle - Disco Volante
Thanassis Papakonstantinou - St?? ??d??µ?da ?a? st? G?
Dark Tranquillity - The Gallery
46Ground Zero
Revolutionary Pekinese Opera, Ver. 1.28


1996

HONORABLE MENTIONS:
Swans - Soundtracks for the Blind
John Zorn - Bar Khokba
Bethlehem - Dictius Te Necare
Burzum - Filosofem
Katatonia - Brave Murder Day
John Zorn - The Classic Guide to Strategy
Edge of Sanity - Crimson
Cryptopsy - None So Vile
Opeth - Morningrise
Belle and Sebastian - If You're Feeling Sinister
47Radiohead
OK Computer


1997

HONORABLE MENTIONS:
Devin Townsend - Ocean Machine: Biomech
Bjork - Homogenic
Godspeed You! Black Emperor - F# A# infinity
John Zorn - Duras: Duchamp
Ruben Gonzalez - Introducing...
Strapping Young Lad - City
Mogwai - Young Team
48Air
Moon Safari


1998

HONORABLE MENTIONS:
Devin Townsend - Infinity
Kelly Bailey - Half-Life
Neutral Milk Hotel - In the Aeroplane Over the Sea
Buckethead - Colma
Massive Attack - Mezzanine
System of a Down - System of a Down
Boards of Canada - Music Has the Right to Children
John Zorn - Music for Children
49Anathema
Judgement


1999

HONORABLE MENTIONS:
Arditti String Quartet - Stockhausen: Helikopter-Quartett
Boredoms - Vision Creation Newsun
Mr. Bungle - California
American Football - American Football
The Dillinger Escape Plan - Calculating Infinity
Opeth - Still Life
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