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5.0 classic
Antonio Vivaldi The Four Seasons
Binary Star Masters of the Universe
Bob Dylan Bringing It All Back Home
Bob Dylan Blonde on Blonde
Bob Dylan Blood on the Tracks
Bob Marley and The Wailers Catch A Fire
The first Wailers international album, and probably my favorite one. The 9 tracks form a perfect blend of spiritual/physical love ('Baby We've got a date', 'Kinky Reggae') and revendication songs ('Slave Driver', 'Concrete Jungle', 'No More Trouble'). Reggae Masterpiece.
Bob Marley and The Wailers Survival
Probably the most pious side of Bob Marley with Uprising. Survival is a reggae masterpiece and each track that composed it is a pure jewel. Period.
Bob Marley and The Wailers Rastaman Vibration
Deltron 3030 Deltron 3030
Eligh Grey Crow
Gillian Welch Time (The Revelator)
GZA Liquid Swords
IAM L' Ecole du Micro D'Argent
La Rumeur L'Ombre Sur La Mesure
Laura Marling Alas, I Cannot Swim
Linton Kwesi Johnson Forces Of Victory
Nas Illmatic
Peter Tosh Legalize It
Pixies Doolittle
Raekwon Only Built 4 Cuban Linx...
Sweet Smoke Just A Poke
The Roots Do You Want More?!!!??!
The Velvet Underground The Velvet Underground & Nico
Tom Waits Rain Dogs
Tom Waits Swordfishtrombones
The rusty and raucous sound of Swordfishtrombones makes it one of the most singular listening I've ever had. There is no artist who can claim he has a similar musical approach. Furthermore, Tom Waits isn't just a genius storyteller, only him can create such a surrealistic atmosphere in his stories and unbelievable characters. Swordfishtrombones is disconcerting, nervous, unique.
Toots and The Maytals Funky Kingston
Wu-Tang Clan Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers)

4.5 superb
2Pac Me Against the World
A Tribe Called Quest The Low End Theory
A Tribe Called Quest Midnight Marauders
A Tribe Called Quest People's Instinctive Travels & The Paths of Rhythm
Amon Tobin Permutation
Arrested Development 3 Years, 5 Months And 2 Days...
Artifacts Between A Rock and A Hard Place
Beirut The Flying Club Cup
Beirut The Rip Tide
Berry Weight Music for Imaginary Movies
Big Brother And The Holding Company Cheap Thrills
Big Brother And The Holding Company Big Brother And The Holding Company
Black Sabbath Paranoid
Black Star Black Star
Blackalicious Blazing Arrow
Bliss N Eso Flying Colours
Bob Dylan The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan
Bob Dylan Highway 61 Revisited
Bob Marley and The Wailers Exodus
Bob Marley and The Wailers Uprising
Bob Marley and The Wailers Burnin'
Bob Marley and The Wailers Soul Rebels
An other 'Soul Rebel' is mentioned on Sputnik, but I never heard or read about it, so I guess it's a compilation. This one is the first Wailers album that was released outside Jamaica. It contains the first Wailers masterpieces 'Rebel's Hop', 'Soul Rebel', '400 Years' (well I could actually put the whole tracklist). Combined with Lee Perry haunting production and that perfect rocksteady touch, it gives the first Bob Marley and the Wailers classic album.
Bon Iver For Emma, Forever Ago
Buck Owens & His Buckaroos I've Got a Tiger by the Tail
Canibus Rip The Jacker
Canned Heat Boogie With Canned Heat
Caravan In the Land of Grey and Pink
Cedric IM Brooks Cedric IM Brooks & The Light Of Saba
Creedence Clearwater Revival Cosmo's Factory
CunninLynguists A Piece Of Strange
CunninLynguists Oneirology
Current 93 All the Pretty Little Horses
The type of a record which can turns any sane guy into a psychopath.
Cypress Hill Cypress Hill
Dead Kennedys Fresh Fruit for Rotting Vegetables
DJ Shadow Endtroducing.....
Duke Ellington The Far East Suite
El-P I'll Sleep When You're Dead
Elliott Smith Either/Or
Eminem The Marshall Mathers LP
Eminem The Slim Shady LP
Fairport Convention Unhalfbricking
Fairport Convention Liege and Lief
Unresistible folk/rock album. I can't see any negative points in it. Denny's smooth voice just fades perfectly on slow tracks ('Farewell, Farewell') and on upbeats one ('The lack in the morning'). 'The Deserter' shows how much inspired every musician of the band is, and electric guitar solos are more than enjoyable. Furthermore some says it changed the face of Folk music, so be sure it is worth a listen.
Fleet Foxes Fleet Foxes
Fleet Foxes Helplessness Blues
Fonky Family Si Dieu Veut
Frank Zappa Hot Rats
Fugees The Score
Funkdoobiest Brothas Doobie
Gang Starr Moment of Truth
Ghostface Killah Supreme Clientele
Ghostown ReflectionZ
Goldie Timeless
Timeless is a near 2 hours trip into a music that seems to be created by someone who doesn't live on Earth. While Goldie is alternating between mind-blowing and furious moment, he's painting a surrealistic world as complex as his beats and as saturated as his bass. This unique piece of work will fascinate anyone that would be courageous enough to immerse himself in it. Even if it can sometimes sound a bit old, this is probably one of the earliest Drums & Bass classic, and I don't think there's two records like this one.
Goodie Mob Soul Food
Grateful Dead Workingman's Dead
Gravediggaz 6 Feet Deep
Harmonium Les Cinq Saisons
Harmonium L'heptade
Have a Nice Life Deathconsciousness
Herbie Hancock Head Hunters
Horace Andy Mr. Bassie
Horace Andy Skylarking
Howlin Wolf Howlin' Wolf
Iron Maiden Powerslave
Janis Joplin I Got Dem Ol' Kozmic Blues Again Mama!
I guess I will niver get tired of that voice. 8 tracks of exception, and I prefered this one to Pearl, although I think it's only a matter of taste.
Jay-Z Reasonable Doubt
Jefferson Airplane Surrealistic Pillow
Jethro Tull Aqualung
Johann Sebastian Bach Brandenburg Concerto No. 2 in F major, BWV 1047
John Fahey The Transfiguration of Blind Joe Death
John Martyn Solid Air
Johnny Cash At Folsom Prison
Johnny Cash At San Quentin
Jurassic 5 Power in Numbers
For what can I blame Power in Numbers for ? There ain't no weaker tracks, it seems hard to sing better choruses, Chalina 2na's voice is way too cool, the funk/jazz inspired beats are refreshing and the last track 'Acetate Prophets' shows the DJs could have made a dope Trip-Hop album. Must hear.
Justin Hinds and the Dominoes Jezebel
Awesome ska record. Great main and backing vocals, cool riddims.
Keith Jarrett The Köln Concert
Killah Priest Heavy Mental
King Crimson In the Court of the Crimson King
Kno Death Is Silent
Kraftwerk The Man-Machine
Unbelievable atmosphere and an incredible modern sound for its time. Not to mention how influential it has been.
Led Zeppelin Led Zeppelin IV
Led Zeppelin Led Zeppelin II
Leftfield Leftism
I thought dance music had and will always have a problem concerning repetition. But by mixing such a plethora of genres, Leftism brings that kind of music where I would have never expected it to be. Reggae/dub inspired percussions, captivating beats, oppressant vocals when needed ('Open Up'), what-the-fuck sounds patterns and even a bit of contestative lyrics ('21st Century Poem') are present here, and putted together with an unbelievable mastery.
Les Cowboys Fringants La Grand Messe
Lords of the Underground Here Come the Lords
I'm impressed of not having heard of those cats sooner. This album is really dope and shows so much energy.
Lynyrd Skynyrd Pronounced Leh-Nerd Skin-Nerd
Mac Lethal The Original 11:11 Sessions
Masta Ace Disposable Arts
Matisyahu Shake Off the Dust...Arise
Miles Davis Kind of Blue
I can't explain how and why it works, but damn it works. Miles Davis, Bill Evans, John Coltrane and the others created and awesome piece of music. Nothing else to add.
Mobb Deep The Infamous
Modest Mouse The Moon & Antarctica
Neil Young Rust Never Sleeps
Neil Young On the Beach
Neil Young Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere
Neutral Milk Hotel In the Aeroplane Over the Sea
Nick Drake Five Leaves Left
Nujabes Metaphorical Music
One Be Lo S.O.N.O.G.R.A.M.
Operation Ivy Energy
Otis Rush Mourning in the Morning
OutKast ATLiens
Oxmo Puccino Opera Puccino
Pacewon & Mr. Green
Panacea (USA) Ink Is My Drink
Parliament Mothership Connection
Pete Rock and CL Smooth Mecca and the Soul Brother
Peter Tosh Equal Rights
Pixies Surfer Rosa
Public Enemy It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back
There's probably too much to say about 'It Takes A Nation of Millions to Hold Us' and Public Enemy. So I will only focus on the obvious : The blend of social awareness, unpredictable and powerful samples, Flavor Flav energy and humor, cool Chuck D flow and the old school production forms one of the most controversial, influential and successful hip-hop record of all time. So Bring the Noise !
Quicksilver Messenger Service Happy Trails
Damn it. Awesome acid/psychedelic rock album. I guess you can't listen to this album whole day, but when you're feelin it well, Quicksilver Messenger Service surely knows how to blow your mind.
Raekwon Only Built 4 Cuban Linx... Pt II
Redman Whut? Thee Album
"I'm FUCKED UP ! I'm FUCKED UP" says Redman on the first track. And he transforms his fucked up mentality into limitless creativity. Whut Thee Album will leave your head empty. Redman has one of the weirdest delivery and his flow never turns repetitive. He's magistrally served by the powerful funk samples associated with heavy drums and bass that brings a crazy-as-fuck touch. Even the skits are too unpredictable and funny to be skipped, and even reinforces the album cohesion. Shit is red hot.
Richie Havens Mixed Bag
Robert Johnson King of the Delta Blues Singers
Robert Wyatt Rock Bottom
Dissonants horns, perfect violins, crazy percussions, unexpectable lyrics and pronounciation, amazing ambiance. Unique.
Rod Stewart Gasoline Alley
Roger Molls The Man With Dusty Fingers
Run-D.M.C. Raising Hell
Sadistik The Balancing Act
Santana Abraxas
Saycet Through The Window
Scarface The Diary
Shurik'n Ou je vis
Soap and Skin Lovetune for Vacuum
Soft Machine The Soft Machine
Steppenwolf The Second
While the first side is composed of more than enjoyable songs, the real awesomeness of the album resides on the second side that forms an unique blues-inspired rock track that'll lift you off the ground.
Supreme NTM Supreme NTM
Talking Heads Talking Heads: 77
The Aggrolites The Aggrolites
The Allman Brothers Band Eat a Peach
The Beatles Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
The Chameleons Script of the Bridge
The Clash London Calling
The Doors The Doors
The Doors L.A. Woman
The Gladiators Trenchtown Mix Up
The Grouch and Eligh Say G&E!
The Incredible Bongo Band Bongo Rock
The Incredible String Band The Hangman's Beautiful Daughter
The Jam Setting Sons
The Kinks Something Else by The Kinks
The Left Gas Mask
The Melodians Swing and Dine
The Moody Blues Days of Future Passed
The Mothers of Invention Freak Out!
The Mothers of Invention Absolutely Free
The Pretty Things S.F. Sorrow
The Roots Things Fall Apart
The Roots How I Got Over
The Roots undun
The Selecter Too Much Pressure
The Specials Specials
The Specials More Specials
The Strokes Is This It
The Who Quadrophenia
The Zombies Odessey and Oracle
Tim Armstrong A Poet's Life
Tim Buckley Greetings From L.A.
Tom Waits Blue Valentine
Tom Waits Bone Machine
Tom Waits Franks Wild Years
Townes Van Zandt Townes Van Zandt
UGK Ridin' Dirty
Van Morrison Moondance
Wu-Tang Clan Wu-Tang Forever
Yes Close to the Edge
Yndi Halda Enjoy Eternal Bliss
Z-Ro Let the Truth Be Told
Z-Ro doesn't fall on the too-long and sometimes boring rap record. How does he do that ? Well, every track fades perfectly on the next one, he's showing a multiple variety of flows that never get annoying, he's got a lot of dope verses to share ('I'm coming from a place where we're killing each others for practice'), a multi-layered production and some great guests rappers behind him. Finally, he has the more important component : Things to say. Those things ain't really funny to hear, as he confesses it during the record, but it will surely keep you listening until the end. And goddamn, there's 'The Mule' !
Zoxea A Mon Tour D'Briller

4.0 excellent
A Tribe Called Quest Beats, Rhymes And Life
Beats, Rhymes and Life is probably the darkest (Well, it stays A Tribe Called Quest you know) album of the group, and I recognize they didn't do as much innovations as their three first. But still, you just have to check Q-Tip's answers to Westide Connection to understand how unique A Tribe Called Quest's lyrics and state of mind are unique. The productions features 'The Ummah', a group composed of Q-Tip, Ali Shaheed Muhammad and Jay Dilla, and the result is a funk/jazz (well) inspired album that shows an other side of ATCQ.
Aesop Rock Labor Days
Alain Bashung Fantaise militaire
Alice Coltrane Journey in Satchidananda
Alton Ellis Cry Tough
Arcade Fire Funeral
Arsenik Quelques Gouttes Suffisent...
At the Drive-In Relationship of Command
Atmosphere God Loves Ugly
Augustus Pablo East of the Nile River
B. Dolan The Failure
Beenie Man Art and Life
Beirut Gulag Orkestar
Ben Harper Fight For Your Mind
Benga Diary Of An Afro Warrior
Betty Davis Betty Davis
Big K.R.I.T. ReturnOf4eva
Big L Lifestylez ov da Poor & Dangerous
Big Pun Capital Punishment
Bjork Post
Black Sabbath Master of Reality
Black Sabbath Black Sabbath
Blu and Exile Below the Heavens
Blu and Exile Give Me My Flowers While I Can Still Smell Them
Boards of Canada Music Has the Right to Children
Boards of Canada Geogaddi
Bob Dylan Desire
Bob Dylan Another Side of Bob Dylan
Bob Dylan The Times They Are A-Changin'
Bob Dylan John Wesley Harding
Bob Marley and The Wailers Natty Dread
Bob Marley and The Wailers The Wailing Wailers
The Wailing Wailers was recorded between 1963 and 1965 at Clement 'Coxsone' Dodd studio, so don't expect a clean and smooth post-1973 sound. Nevertheless, it's still very interesting to listen to the first versions of 'One Love', 'Put It On' or 'When Your Well Runs Dry' and to understand how they evolved through time. Furthermore 'Rude Boy', 'Love or Affection' or 'Simmer Down' are excellent Ska tracks.
Bon Iver Bon Iver, Bon Iver
Bone Thugs-N-Harmony E 1999 Eternal
Bone Thugs-N-Harmony Creepin On Ah Come Up
Bop Alloy Bop Alloy
Boston Boston
Brand Nubian One For All
Brian Eno Another Green World
Buena Vista Social Club Buena Vista Social Club
Buffalo Springfield Buffalo Springfield Again
Burning Spear Marcus Garvey
Camp Lo Uptown Saturday Night
Cannibal Ox The Cold Vein
Captain Beefheart and His Magic Band Safe As Milk
Catch 22 Keasbey Nights
Charles Mingus The Black Saint and the Sinner Lady
Chicago Chicago Transit Authority
Clams Casino Instrumental Mixtape 2
Clarence Ain't Got No Home
Cocteau Twins Treasure
How to describe such an album ? Mindblowing melodies, non-sensical lyrics ? I discovered this amazing record on a Sputnik list called "Music To Enter The Spiritual World". I Guess this is the perfect sentence for this album. Check it out !
Common Resurrection
Comus First Utterance
Country Joe And The Fish Electric Music for the Mind and Body
Cream Disraeli Gears
Creedence Clearwater Revival Green River
Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young Deja Vu
Culture Two Sevens Clash
Cyne Evolution Fight
Cyne Pretty Dark Things
Cyne Time Being
Cypress Hill Black Sunday
Danny! Payback
Das EFX Dead Serious
Das Racist Sit Down, Man
De La Soul 3 Feet High and Rising
3 Feet High And Rising contains some classics tracks with perfects samples ('The Magic Number', 'Tread Water', 'Buddy'), some really cool skits ('Transmitting from Mars', 'A little bit of soap') and an undescriptible ambiance. There's no doubt Prince Paul's work on this cd had influenced a plethora of producers, and all those hippie subjects can easily light your day. Nevertheless, I admit it suffers being too long, and some skits cut the album rythmn. Still, this is excellent.
Dead Prez Let's Get Free
Deep Purple Deep Purple In Rock
Del Tha Funkee Homosapien I Wish My Brother George Was Here
Deltron 3030 Event II
Depeche Mode Violator
Derek and the Dominos Layla and Other Assorted Love Songs
Desmond Dekker Action!
Diamond D Stunts, Blunts and Hip Hop
Digable Planets Reachin' (A New Refutation of Time and Space)
Dilated Peoples Expansion Team
Dillinger CB 200
Dirty Elegance Finding Beauty in the Wretched
Dixie Dregs Industry Standard
Dr. Dre The Chronic
Dr. John Gris-Gris
Dub FX Everythinks A Ripple
East Coast Avengers Prison Planet
El-P Cancer 4 Cure
Eligh & Amp Live Therapy at 3
Eloy Ocean
Emerson Lake and Palmer Tarkus
enz Ma Boutique
EPMD Strictly Business
Awesome old school production, highly influential album.
EPMD Unfinished Business
Eric B and Rakim Paid in Full
Even if it sometimes sound a little simplistic (I won't say outdated), Paid in full is worth a listen only to see how many times it has been sampled/quoted. Rakim's verses are efficient, and Chinese Arithmetic shows Eric B talents. It's also a milestone in Hip-Hop history.
Eyedea and Abilities First Born
Fabe Detournement de son
Fairport Convention What We Did on Our Holidays
Fashawn Boy Meets World
First Aid Kit The Lion's Roar
Florence and the Machine Lungs
Flynt J'Eclaire Ma Ville
Flynt Itineraire Bis
Frank Zappa Apostrophe
Funkadelic Maggot Brain
And what the hell am I supposed to write on Itunes 'Genre' field ?
Funkadelic Funkadelic
Galaxie 500 On Fire
Gang Starr Daily Operation
Gang Starr Hard to Earn
Gangrene Gutter Water
Genesis Selling England by the Pound
Ghostface Killah Fishscale
Ghostface Killah Ironman
Ghostface Killah Apollo Kids
Ghostface Killah Twelve Reasons to Die
Gift of Gab The Next Logical Progression
Gillian Welch Hell Among the Yearlings
Godspeed You! Black Emperor Lift Your Skinny Fists Like Antennas to Heaven
Goldfrapp Seventh Tree
First you hear the smooth Goldfrapp's voice answering the sweet accoustic guitar, the whole thing creating a relaxing and kind of mind-blowing tracks. Then there are those little electronic effects that allows the album having some upbeat moments. Seventh Tree is a very cohesive piece of work which is good to listen to when you're doing nothing.
Goodie Mob Still Standing
Word is bond : there is no rapper that could be compared to Cee Lo in terms of voice awesomeness
Grateful Dead American Beauty
Grizzly Bear Veckatimest
GZA Beneath the Surface
Handsome Boy Modeling School So ... How's Your Girl?
Has-Lo In Case I Don't Make It
Hatfield And The North Hatfield and the North
Heltah Skeltah Nocturnal
Hieroglyphics Full Circle
Hocus Pocus 73 Touches
Horace Andy You Are My Angel
House of Pain House of Pain
Ice Cube AmeriKKKa's Most Wanted
Iggy Pop Lust For Life
Igor Stravinsky Le Sacre du Printemps
IJahman Haile I Hymn (Chapter One)
Iron Maiden The Number of the Beast
J Dilla Donuts
J.J. Cale Okie
J.J. Cale Troubadour
James Brown Live At The Apollo
James Brown The Payback
Saying James Brown has the groove would be an euphemism, cause that dude IS the groove. Excellent funk rythmn and brass.
Jamiroquai The Return of the Space Cowboy
Janis Joplin Pearl
Jefferson Airplane After Bathing at Baxter's
Jethro Tull Thick as a Brick
Jimmy Cliff The Harder They Come OST
Joan Baez Joan Baez
Joan Baez Diamonds and Rust
Joe McPhee Nation Time
Joey Badass 1999
Johann Sebastian Bach Cello Suite No. 1 in G major, BWV 1007
Johann Sebastian Bach Brandenburg Concerto No. 1 in F major, BWV 1046
Johann Sebastian Bach Brandenburg Concerto No. 3 in G major, BWV 1048
John Coltrane A Love Supreme
John Coltrane Blue Train
John Martyn Grace and Danger
John Martyn One World
Johnny Cash American IV: The Man Comes Around
Johnny Cash American Recordings
Joy Division Unknown Pleasures
Judas Priest Sad Wings of Destiny
Jungle Brothers Straight Out The Jungle
Junior Murvin Police and Thieves
Recorded at almost legendary Black Ark Studio, Police and Thieves is probably one of the finest albums produced by Lee 'Scratch' Perry at this time. Murvin's soaring voice just fades perfectly with the music. It also contains the classic 'Police and Thieves' that inspired the Clash on their self-titled album.
Jurassic 5 Quality Control
Kendrick Lamar Section.80
Killah Priest The Offering
Koji Kondo The Legend of Zelda 25th Anniversary Symphony
Kool and The Gang Wild and Peaceful
L'Orange The Mad Writer
La Rumeur Du Coeur a l'Outrage
Laura Marling I Speak Because I Can
Lauryn Hill The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill
Led Zeppelin Led Zeppelin III
Led Zeppelin Led Zeppelin
Led Zeppelin Houses of the Holy
Leila Martial Dance Floor
Leonard Cohen Songs of Leonard Cohen
Leonard Cohen Songs of Love and Hate
Linton Kwesi Johnson Dread Beat an' Blood
Linton Kwesi Johnson Bass Culture
Louis Jordan Rock N Roll
Love Forever Changes
Ludwig van Beethoven "Pathétique" Piano Sonata No. 8 in C minor, Op. 13
Lunatic Mauvais oeil
Main Source Breaking Atoms
Maneige Les Porches
Masta Killa No Said Date
Max Romeo War Ina Babylon
Megadeth Rust in Peace
Method Man Tical
Method Man and Redman Blackout!
MF DOOM Operation: Doomsday
Midlake The Trials of Van Occupanther
Mike Oldfield Tubular Bells
Milk Coffee & Sugar Milk Coffee & Sugar
Mobb Deep Hell on Earth
Mos Def Black on Both Sides
Motorhead Overkill
Muddy Waters At Newport 1960
The first word that came to my mind while listening to this Muddy Waters live was 'Timeless'. It gots that authentic and warm sound that can easily make your grandparents' finger shaking and I hope our grandchildren will do it the same. Muddy Waters' charismatic voice blends perfectly with those crazy piano/trumpet/harmonica-driven rythmn, and the track 'I Feel So Good' could be the definition of feeling good.
Nas God's Son
Nas and Damian Marley Distant Relatives
Naughty By Nature Naughty By Nature
Neil Young Harvest
Neil Young Tonight's the Night
Neil Young After the Gold Rush
New Order Low-Life
New Order Power, Corruption and Lies
New York Ska-Jazz Ensemble New York Ska-Jazz Ensemble
Niccolo Paganini Caprice no. 24
Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds Henry's Dream
Nick Drake Bryter Layter
Nirvana MTV Unplugged in New York (DVD)
NOISIA Split The Atom
Nujabes Modal Soul
Nujabes Spiritual State
Okkervil River Down the River of Golden Dreams
Ol' Dirty Bastard Return to the 36 Chambers: The Dirty Version
Ol' Dirty Bastard Nigga Please
This just doesn't make sense. But if you have heard about ODB, I guess you already know it. But take care, it will stick some other ODB's unique sentences on your mind.
Ol' Dirty Bastard A Son Unique
Organized Konfusion Organized Konfusion
OutKast Aquemini
Oxmo Puccino Lipopette Bar
Oxmo Puccino Le Cactus de Siberie
Oxmo Puccino L'Amour est Mort
P.O.S Never Better
Panacea (USA) A Mind on a Ship Through Time
Pete Rock and CL Smooth All Souled Out
Pink Floyd Animals
Pink Floyd Wish You Were Here
Pink Floyd Meddle
Pixies Come On Pilgrim
Poncho Sanchez Papa Gato
Prince Far I Crytuff Dub Encounter: Chapter One
Pupajim Stand High Smokers Pack
Q-Tip The Renaissance
R.E.M. Murmur
Radiohead Kid A
Randy Newman Sail Away
Chilling album composed of piano-driven tracks where you can sometimes hear subtle electric guitar. But the actual highlight of the album is clearly Randy Newman's catchy voice, and also the lyrics talking about africa slave trading ('Sail Away'), or doing religious satire ('He Gives Us All His Love').
Ras Kass Soul on Ice
Ray Charles The Genius of Ray Charles
Red Hot Chili Peppers Californication
Redman Muddy Waters
Right Away, Great Captain! The Church of the Good Thief
RJD2 Deadringer
Robert Glasper Experiment Black Radio
Rodriguez Cold Fact
Roots Manuva Brand New Second Hand
Roots Manuva Run Come Save Me
Sad Lovers and Giants Epic Garden Music
Sage Francis A Healthy Distrust
Saycet One Day At Home
Screenatorium Takeoff for Naive
Serge Gainsbourg Histoire de Melody Nelson
Serge Gainsbourg Aux armes et caetera
Shad When This Is Over
Sinead O'Connor Throw Down Your Arms
Skinnyman Council Estate Of Mind
sleepmakeswaves ...and so we destroyed everything
Slick Rick The Great Adventures of Slick Rick
Snoop Dogg Doggystyle
Soundtrack (Film) O Brother, Where Art Thou?
Soundtrack (Film) Ma 6-T Va Cracker
Spanky and Our Gang Spanky and Our Gang
Specifics Lonely City
Spirit Twelve Dreams of Dr. Sardonicus
Stan Getz Focus
Steel Pulse Handsworth Revolution
Stephen Stills Stephen Stills
Steve Hackett Voyage of the Acolyte
Sufjan Stevens Illinois
Sweet Smoke From Darkness To Light
Sylford Walker and Welton Irie Lamb's Bread International
Sylford Walker's voice is probably one of the most authentic reggae one, his lyrics can get really cool, nice riddims, and awesome remix and dub sequences provided by deejay Welton Irie.
T. Rex Electric Warrior
Ten Years After Cricklewood Green
The 13th Floor Elevators Easter Everywhere
The Abyssinians Satta Massagana
The Antlers Hospice
The Avalanches Since I Left You
The Band The Band
The Beach Boys Pet Sounds
The Beatles Revolver
Revolver gots essential listens that surprises by their weird instruments ('Love You To', 'Yellow Submarine', 'Taxman') and also catchy songs. But unlike Abbey Road or Sgt Pepper's, I think Revolver is missing longer tracks where the Beatles could have expand their ideas (Why the hell does 'Tomorrow Never Knows' longs less than 3 minutes ?). Furthermore it ain't as trippy as Sgt Pepper's.
The Beatles Rubber Soul
The Beatles Abbey Road
The Beau Brummels Triangle
The Byrds Mr. Tambourine Man
The Chicharones When Pigs Fly
The Clash The Clash
The D.O.C. No One Can Do It Better
The Doors Waiting for the Sun
The Doppelgangaz Lone Sharks
The Doppelgangaz Beats For Brothels, Vol. 1
The Dynospectrum Dynospectrum
The Future Sound of London Lifeforms
The Goats Tricks of the Shade
The Horrible Crowes Elsie
The Internet Purple Naked Ladies
The Kinks The Village Green Preservation Society
The Kinks Arthur (Or the Decline and Fall of the British Empire)
The Kinks Face to Face
The Mamas and The Papas If You Can Believe Your Eyes and Ears
The National High Violet
The Notorious B.I.G. Ready to Die
The Paragons On The Beach
The Pharcyde Bizarre Ride II the Pharcyde
The Rolling Stones Sticky Fingers
The Rolling Stones Let It Bleed
The Roots Illadelph Halflife
The Shins Oh, Inverted World
The Smiths The Queen Is Dead
The Soft Boys Underwater Moonlight
The Temptations Cloud Nine
The Third Eye Foundation The Dark
The Velvet Underground The Velvet Underground
Tim Buckley Goodbye and Hello
Tom Petty Wildflowers
Tom Waits Heartattack and Vine
Prelude to the 3 following classics by Tom waitsr
Tom Waits Closing Time
Tom Waits Mule Variations
Tom Waits Alice
Tom Waits Small Change
Tom Waits The Heart of Saturday Night
Tom Waits Nighthawks At The Diner
Tom Waits Bad As Me
Toots and The Maytals In The Dark
Townes Van Zandt Delta Momma Blues
Tricky Maxinquaye
Typical Cats Typical Cats
UGK Super Tight...
Vakill The Darkest Cloud
Various Artists (Hip Hop) Hostile Hip Hop Vol.1
Viktor Vaughn Vaudeville Villain
Wax Tailor Dusty Rainbow from the Dark
Why? Alopecia
Wilco Yankee Hotel Foxtrot
Wings Band on the Run
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Requiem in D minor, K. 626
WU LYF Go Tell Fire to the Mountain
X-Men Jeunes, Coupables et Libres
Yabby You Conquering Lion / Ram-A-Dam
Conquering Lion is probably one of the most pious reggae album I've heard, along with Ijahman work. Yabby You is also a great vocalist who knows how to express joyful and hopeful feelings in his songs. The music behind him is both light and efficient. It's only a 30 minutes record that will certainly warm anyone listening to it.
Zion I Mind Over Matter
Zion I True & Livin'
Zion I and The Grouch Heroes In the Healing of the Nation

3.5 great
10 Ft. Ganja Plant Midnight Landing
2 Bal 2 Neg 3 X Plus Efficace
2Pac All Eyez on Me
2Pac The Don Killuminati: The 7 Day Theory
A Tribe Called Quest The Love Movement
Ab-Soul Control System
Aesop Rock Skelethon
Akhenaton Meteque et Mat
Alain Bashung Bleu pétrole
Alix Perez 1984
Alpha Come From Heaven
Alpha Blondy Jerusalem
Ananda Shankar Ananda Shankar
Animal Collective Merriweather Post Pavilion
Asaf Avidan & the Mojos The Reckoning
ASAP Rocky Live.Love.A$AP.
Asian Dub Foundation Community Music
Audio Bullys Ego War
Augustus Pablo Original Rockers
AZ Doe or Die
B.B. King Live at the Regal
Band of Horses Everything All the Time
Band of Horses Cease to Begin
Band of Horses Infinite Arms
Barrington Levy Hunter Man
Belle and Sebastian Tigermilk
Big K.R.I.T. 4Eva N A Day
Big Youth Screaming Target
Bill Evans Portrait in Jazz
Bjork Debut
Black Moon Enta Da Stage
Rough rhymes, some good wordplay, but it gets a little monotonous. Great album though and the single "Who Got Da Props' is dope.
Black Uhuru Red
Black Uhuru Black Sounds Of Freedom
Black Uhuru Mystical Truth
Blakroc Blakroc
Boards of Canada The Campfire Headphase
Bob Dylan Nashville Skyline
Bob Dylan Time Out of Mind
Bob Dylan and The Band The Basement Tapes
Bob Marley and The Wailers Babylon By Bus
Babylon is a great live album, even if I ain't really fan of the fact it sounds more rock inspired than the studio versions. Still, War, Rebel Music and some other tracks sounds slightly better in their live versions.
Bob Marley and The Wailers Kaya
Bob Marley and The Wailers Confrontation
Bonobo Animal Magic
Boogie Down Productions Criminal Minded
Booker T. and The MGs Green Onions
Brand New The Devil and God Are Raging Inside Me
Brand Nubian In God We Trust
Brother Ali The Undisputed Truth
Buffalo Springfield Buffalo Springfield
Bunny Wailer Blackheart Man
Burial Untrue
Captain Murphy Duality
Cat Stevens Teaser and the Firecat
Cecil Otter Rebel Yellow
Charizma and Peanut Butter Wolf Big Shots
Chiens de Paille Mille et Un Fantomes
Clipse Hell Hath No Fury
Common Be
Common Like Water for Chocolate
Cormega The True Meaning
Culture Baldhead Bridge
CunninLynguists Will Rap For Food
Curtis Mayfield Superfly
Damian Marley Welcome To Jamrock
Das EFX Straight Up Sewaside
Das Racist Shut Up, Dude
Das Racist Relax
Dead Can Dance Within the Realm of a Dying Sun
Derrick Morgan Moon Hop
Dirty Three Ocean Songs
DJ Muggs Vs GZA Grandmasters
Dr. Dre 2001
Dr. Octagon Dr. Octagonecologyst
Edan Beauty and the Beat
Eisley The Valley
Elton John A Single Man
Elvis Costello My Aim Is True
Music is real good, but I just can't stand his voice.
Elvis Presley Elvis Presley
Elzhi Elmatic
Eminem The Eminem Show
Eric Clapton 461 Ocean Boulevard
461 Ocean Boulevard alternates between great upbeat/cheerful songs ('Motherless Children', 'Steady Rollin' Man') and more melancholic-orientated tracks such as 'Give Me Strength'. The whole thing brings a great blues-rock album that also features 'I Shot The Sheriff' Clapton's version, that ain't really as soulful as Marley's one but is still cool to listen to.
Eurythmics Touch
Evidence Cats & Dogs
Fats Domino This is Fats [Vinyl]
Feist Let It Die
Fleet Foxes Sun Giant
Fleetwood Mac Tusk
Flying Lotus 1983
Fonky Family Art De Rue
Forest (UK) Full Circle
Medieval inspired british folk. Forest was probably trying to imitate the Incredible String Band, but didn't really reach their goal. It still stays a cool listening, and the album contains the song 'Graveyard' sampled by Kno on Death Is Silent.
Frank Zappa Lumpy Gravy
Sick bastard
Franz Ferdinand Franz Ferdinand
Freeman L'Palais de Justice
Funkdoobiest Which Doobie U B?
Gang Starr Step in the Arena
Gangrene Vodka & Ayahuasca
Geto Boys We Can't Be Stopped
Gillian Welch Soul Journey
Gorillaz Demon Days
Gorillaz D-Sides
Grandmaster Flash And The Furious Five The Message
Grant Lee Buffalo Fuzzy
Grieves Together/Apart
Grizzly Bear Shields
Group Home Livin' Proof
Grouper Dragging a Dead Deer Up a Hill
Gryphon Gryphon
Guns N' Roses Appetite for Destruction
GZA Legend of the Liquid Sword
Happy Mondays Pills 'n' Thrills and Bellyaches
Herbie Hancock Empyrean Isles
Hieroglyphics 3rd Eye Vision
IAM Revoir un Printemps
Ice Cube The Predator
Ini Kamoze Here Comes The Hotstepper
Inspectah Deck Uncontrolled Substance
Iron And Wine Our Endless Numbered Days
Iron Butterfly In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida
Album consists of 5 energizing tracks that sound typically psychedelic rock, and of a title song during 17 minutes, where it alternates between upbeat moments, fascinating melodies and great drums dolo. The whole thing is really enjoyable but never really bring you as far as some other psychedelic rock bands.
J. Cole The Warm Up
Joanna Newsom Ys
John Butler Trio Grand National
Johnny Osbourne Truths and Rights
Josh Ritter Golden Age of Radio
Juno Reactor Shango
Justice System Rooftop Soundcheck
Keny Arkana L'Esquisse
Kid Cudi Man on the Moon: The End of Day
Klute Music For Prophet
La Rumeur Tout Brule Deja
Le Rat Luciano Mode de Vie... Beton Style
Linton Kwesi Johnson LKJ in DUB
Linton Kwesi Johnson Making History
M.O.P. Warriorz
Mac Lethal Irish Goodbye
Madness One Step Beyond
Maps and Atlases Perch Patchwork
Marcin Wasilewski Trio Faithful
Marvin Gaye What's Going On
Mastodon Leviathan
Matisyahu Youth
Max Richter The Blue Notebooks
Max Romeo Open The Iron Gate
Meth, Ghost and Rae Wu-Massacre
Midlake The Courage Of Others
Mimosa Silver Lining
Misfits Static Age
Monsters of Folk Monsters of Folk
Morcheeba The Antidote
Morrissey You Are the Quarry
Mos Def The Ecstatic
Nas STILLmatic
Nas It Was Written
Nemo Achida Goodbye Brooklyn EP
Nick Drake Pink Moon
Nico Chelsea Girl
O.C. Word...Life
Odetta Sings Ballads and Blues
One Be Lo L.A.B.O.R.
Onra Chinoiseries
Onyx Bacdafucup
Oxmo Puccino L'arme de Paix
Peter Tosh Mama Africa
Peter Tosh Mystic Man
Peter Tosh Wanted Dread & Alive
Phonte Charity Starts at Home
Can't really bear when he sings, but beats are cool and he obviously knows how to rap.
Photek Modus Operandi
Pink Floyd The Piper at the Gates of Dawn
Public Enemy Fear of a Black Planet
Puzzle P.U.Z.Z.L.E.
Q-Tip Kamaal The Abstract
Queen A Night at the Opera
Radikal Guru The Rootstepa
Raekwon Shaolin vs. Wu-Tang
Raekwon Unexpected Victory
Rage Against the Machine The Battle of Los Angeles
Great album combining furious and catchy guitar riffs, angerful vocals and lyrics, but when I'm comparing it to other stuff from the band I've listened, I find it a little bit under, without really knowing why. I still recommand this album for those who are needing limitless energy and fury.
Robert Plant and Alison Krauss Raising Sand
Rx Bandits Mandala
RZA Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai
Saïan Supa Crew KLR
Sandy Denny The North Star Grassman and the Ravens
Scientist (JAM) Scientist Meets the Space Invaders
Senim Silla The Name The Motto The Outcome
Sex Pistols Never Mind the Bollocks, Here's the Sex Pistols
Showbiz and A.G. Runaway Slave
Sly and The Family Stone There's A Riot Goin' On
Smif-N-Wessun Dah Shinin'
Soap and Skin Narrow
Soul II Soul Club Classics Vol. One
Souls of Mischief 93 'til Infinity
Stetsasonic In Full Gear
Strand of Oaks Pope Killdragon
Sunz of Man The Last Shall Be First
Supreme NTM Paris Sous Les Bombes
Tandem Ceux Qui Le Savent M'Ecoutent
Tech N9ne All 6's and 7's
The Aggrolites Dirty Reggae
The Antlers Burst Apart
The Beat I Just Can't Stop It
The Beatles Magical Mystery Tour
The Chemical Brothers Dig Your Own Hole
Dig Your Own Hole consists of three distincts parts : During the first, The Chemical Brothers show how much energy they can put on a track thanks to excellent,heavy beats (And also an awesome funk sample on 'Block Rockin' Beats'). The second part is in my opinion the weakest of the three : unfortunatly some of the duo's experimentation ain't as good as the rest of the record, and it sometimes even sound a little bit repetitive. The third and last part is more mind-blowing based and is clearly as enthralling as the first.
The Coup Party Music
The Doors Strange Days
The Doors The Soft Parade
The Doors Morrison Hotel
The Mayan Factor 44
The Police Reggatta de Blanc
The Police are here mixing Pop, Rock, Reggae and some kind of gentle punk. Sometimes it works, and it gives some awesome piece of music that everybody knows ('Message In A Bottle' and especially the fantastic 'Walking On The Moon'), and sometimes it unfortunately doesn't really work. Drums are a little bit simple (but it can be efficient), and Sting's voice is doing well.
The Roots The Tipping Point
The Roots Rising Down
The Tallest Man on Earth Shallow Grave
The Third Eye Foundation Little Lost Soul
The Upsetters Super Ape
The Velvet Underground White Light/White Heat
The War On Drugs Slave Ambient
THEESatisfaction awE naturalE
Tom Waits Foreign Affairs
Tom Waits The Black Rider
Tonedeff Archetype
Toots and The Maytals Pass The Pipe
Townes Van Zandt Our Mother the Mountain
Uriah Heep Demons and Wizards
Weather Report Heavy Weather
Weezer Weezer
Westside Connection Bow Down
Bow Down is probably one of the most archetypical Gangsta-rap album, so you can expect subjects like dick measuring, pussy counting and guns. Even if I clearly ain't a huge fan of that kind of Hip-Hop, I admit the three MC's have some awesome flows you can't find elsewhere, and also some geniuses and funny verses (Damn, I almost feel ashamed after smiling when they were rappin' about Q-Tip in a trashbag with a cucumber on his ass). For those who can't get enough of this Gangsta shit.
Y Society Travel At Your Own Pace
Young Buck Straight Outta Cashville
Young Marble Giants Colossal Youth
Youth Lagoon The Year of Hibernation
Ethereal piece of music, excellent album for chilling. Nevertheless it suffers in my opinion of a lack of diversity in its sound.
Zion I Deep Water Slang V2.0
ZZ Top Tres Hombres

3.0 good
Apathy Eastern Philosophy
Band of Horses Mirage Rock
Brother Ali Shadows On The Sun
Caetano Veloso Caetano Veloso [Tropicália]
Cam'ron Purple Haze
Album contains pure gems ('Harlem Streets', 'Killa Cam', 'Dip-set Forever), production is real good, but despite Cam'ron is a great lyricist, I ain't really a huge fan of his posture and that's probably why I can't stand the many skits and find the album too long.
Chamillionaire The Sound of Revenge
Danny Brown XXX
Electric Light Orchestra Time
Eminem Infinite
Even if Infinite seems kind of anecdotic comparing to the following Eminem's album, I think it is still worth a listen. Production sounds weak too often, but Em knows yet how to play with words (you can clearly hear his Nas/AZ influences though) and it's pretty funny to hear him talking about some topics without sounding totally insane. The title track is pretty cool.
Eminem Relapse
Goldfrapp Felt Mountain
GZA Pro Tools
Homeboy Sandman The Good Sun
IAM De la planete Mars
Ideal J Le Combat Continue
J. Cole Cole World: The Sideline Story
Jacob Miller Who Say Jah No Dread
Jay-Z The Blueprint
Jedi Mind Tricks Legacy of Blood
Legacy of Blood is violent and controversial by nature, and I highly recommend to listen to it when you're full of anger like Vinnie Paz's flow or right after a christian parade singing latin poems near your house while you were sleeping. The record samples a lot of classic music giving an epic sound to the whole thing. Even if the large variety of guests MC's diversifies this album (The track featuring GZA is dope, Killah Priest is at his top on his contribution), the rapper's flow gets sometimes monotonous and the album is slightly too long. Good renegade shit.
Jeru the Damaja The Sun Rises in the East
Kanye West The College Dropout
Keith Hudson Flesh of My Skin, Blood of My Blood
Kid Cudi Man on the Moon II: The Legend of Mr. Rager
Killah Priest Priesthood
Kiss the Anus of a Black Cat Hewers of Wood and Drawers of Water
Kool G. Rap and DJ Polo Live and Let Die
Laura Stevenson Sit Resist
Mac Lethal North Korean BBQ
Max Tannone Mos Dub
Method Man Tical 2000: Judgement Day
N.W.A. Straight Outta Compton
Nas Hip Hop Is Dead
Norah Jones Come Away with Me
Peter Tosh No Nuclear War
Peter Tosh Black Dignity
Pigeon John Dragon Slayer
Portishead Dummy
Good album if you want to chill, but I personnally think it's a bit overrated. Singer's voice is really soulful and harmonious but quickly gets somehow monotonous. I didn't find the music as complex/interesting as DJ Shadow's or beats as trippy as Amon Tobin's.
Ray LaMontagne Trouble
Stephen Marley Mind Control
Streetlight Manifesto Everything Goes Numb
Talib Kweli Liberation
The Carpenters Close to You
The Comsat Angels Waiting for a Miracle
The Dear Hunter Black
The Strokes Room on Fire
The Tallest Man on Earth The Wild Hunt
Tom Waits Night on Earth
Tyler, the Creator Goblin
U-God Golden Arms Redemption
U-God Dopium
Van Halen Van Halen
Various Artists (Hip Hop) 8 Mile OST
Wu-Tang Clan 8 Diagrams
Wu-Tang Clan Legendary Weapons

2.5 average
Bad Meets Evil Hell: The Sequel
Domo Genesis Rolling Papers
Really disappointed with this. Kinda enjoyed 'Super Market' and 'StreamRoller', but the other tracks didn't blow me or get me bored.
Eminem Encore
fun. Some Nights
Inspectah Deck The Movement
John Lennon John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band
Lost Boyz Legal Drug Money
Matisyahu No Place To Be
The two mixes and the dub version are dope tracks, but the beginning shows songs (that were great in previous albums) that, in my opinion, has turned spiritless because of the willingness to make them sound more pop.
Nas Life Is Good
Wu-Tang Clan The W
Wu-Tang Clan Iron Flag

2.0 poor
Eminem Recovery
Kool A.D. The Palm Wine Drinkard
Matisyahu Shattered EP
Mobb Deep Black Cocaine
Obie Trice Bottoms Up
Pretty good rapping, unbearable hooks, 10-years-old-mainstream inspired beats, an other what-the-fuck-with-him Eminem's verse, songs where I can hardly find any interest in Obie's subject... Sure this albums has its moments, but there's definitly too much flaws.
Raekwon Immobilarity
RZA RZA as Bobby Digital in Stereo
Thug Life Thug Life
Yonas The Proven Theory

1.5 very poor
Mac Miller Best Day Ever
RZA The Birth of a Prince
'All we wanna do is Drink Smoke and Fuck !' Maybe RZA should've more concentrate on making better production, finding better subjects to rap about and censuring some of his unknown guests ('We Pop' ). Some tracks are pretty enjoyable ('Grits', 'You'll never know'), but the album never shows any touch of coherence and production is uninspired ('The Whistle' --> Wtf ?)

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