From the Record Crate

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From the Record Crate is about looking back. It’s about reaching into your music collection and pulling out an old favorite, or looking through dollar bins for older CDs you’ve never heard. It’s as much about obscure albums you’ve never heard as it is about albums that are constantly ranked among the all-time greatest.

This series is essentially the musical equivalent of The Film Canon. Albums (and, possibly, the occasional single) from the past will be looked at and analyzed from musical and historical standpoints. The biggest difference between the two series, however—apart from being about different mediums—is that From the Record Crate will stress canonicity less. Not all the albums covered here will be easily sought out classics. After all, popular music has a long history and plenty of memorable releases that have been lost to it.

From the Record Crate Index 

1960s

1964 – Beatles for Sale (The Beatles)

1966 – Pet Sounds (The Beach Boys)

1966 – Revolver (The Beatles)

1970s

1971 – At Fillmore East (The Allman Brothers Band)

1971 – Imagine (John Lennon)

1971 – Who’s Next (The Who)

1975 – Alive! (KISS)

1975 – Blood on the Tracks (Bob Dylan)

1975 – Fleetwood Mac (Fleetwood Mac)

1976 – Arrival (ABBA)

1976 – Boston (Boston)

1976 – Night Moves (Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band)

1976 – Radio Ethiopia (Patti Smith Group)

1976 – Hejira (Joni Mitchell)

1979 – Boys Don’t Cry (The Cure)

1980s

1981 – Escape (Journey)

1981 – Talk Talk Talk (The Psychedelic Furs)

1981 – Tattoo You (The Rolling Stones)

1984 – Run D.M.C. (Run D.M.C.)

1985 – New Day Rising (Hüsker Dü)

1986 – The Big Shot Chronicles (Game Theory)

1986 – Graceland (Paul Simon)

1986 – The Queen is Dead (The Smiths)

1986 – Slippery When Wet (Bon Jovi)

1990s

1990 – Flood (They Might Be Giants)

1990 – Ritual de lo Habitual (Jane’s Addiction)

1991 – Blood Sugar Sex Magik (Red Hot Chili Peppers)

1991 – Leisure (Blur)

1991 – Ten  (Pearl Jam)

1993 – Modern Life is Rubbish (Blur)

1994 – Dookie (Green Day)

1994 – Parklife (Blur)

1995 – The Bends (Radiohead)

1996 – Reasonable Doubt (Jay-Z)

1996 – Rent: Original Broadway Cast Recording

1996 – Odelay (Beck)

1996 – Spice (The Spice Girls)

1996 – Yourself or Someone Like You (Matchbox 20)

1997 – Blur (Blur)

2000s

2000 – Parachutes (Coldplay)

2001 – Bleed American (Jimmy Eat World)

2001 – The Blueprint (Jay-Z)

2001 – Britney (Britney Spears)

2001 – Celebrity (*NSYNC)

2001 – Change (The Dismemberment Plan)

2001 – Morning View (Incubus)

2001 – Take Off Your Pants and Jacket (Blink-182)

2004 – College Dropout (Kanye West)

2005 – Almost Here (The Academy Is…)

2005 – The Documentary (The Game)

2005 – A Fever You Can’t Sweat Out (Panic! at the Disco)

2005 – Hell’s Winter (Cage)

2006 – Alright, Still (Lily Allen)

2006 – B’day (Beyonce)

2006 – Back to Black (Amy Winhouse)

2006 – Beach House (Beach House)

2006 – The Black Parade (My Chemical Romance)

2006 – Boys Like Girls (Boys Like Girls)

2006 – The Crane Wife (The Decemberists)

2006 – Dog Problems (The Format)

2006 – Don’t You Fake It (The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus)

2006 – Sam’s Town (The Killers)

2006 – Taylor Swift (Taylor Swift)