Music I hold in the highest regard

This post lists my all-time favourite music albums, many of which I consider to be historic events in aesthetic history. The criterion for inclusion is a 9/10 (or higher) rating. See here for a list of music I generally recommend.


A

  • Akira Yamaoka [山岡晃] – Silent Hill 2 (2001)
  • Akira Yamaoka [山岡晃] – Silent Hill 3 (2003)
  • Avantdale Bowling Club – Avantdale Bowling Club (2018)

B

  • Bilal – Love For Sale
  • Bill Evans – Sunday at the Village Vanguard (1961)
  • Bill Evans – Waltz for Debby (1962)
  • Bill Evans – You Must Believe In Spring (1981)

C

  • Cannonball Adderley – Somethin’ Else (1986)
  • Charles Mingus – The Black Saint and the Sinner Lady (1963)
  • The Cure – Disintegration (2010)

D

  • D’Angelo – Voodoo (2000)
  • D’Angelo And The Vanguard – Black Messiah (2014)
  • The Doors – The Doors (1967)

E

  • Elliott Smith – Elliott Smith (1995)
  • Elliott Smith – Either,Or (1997)
  • Earl Sweatshirt – Solace (2015) EP
  • Earl Sweatshirt – Some Rap Songs (2018)

F

  • Faye Wong [王菲] – Fúzào [浮躁] (1996)
  • Fishmans [フィッシュマンズ] – 98.12.28 Otokotachi no Wakare [98.12.28 男達の別れ] (1999)
  • The Flaming Lips – The Soft Bulletin (1999)
  • Frank Ocean – Blonde (2016)

G

  • Geinoh Yamashirogumi – Ecophony Rinne (1986)
  • Geinoh Yamashirogumi – Symphonic Suite Akira (1988)

H

I

J

  • J Dilla – Donuts (2006)
  • Jacqueline du Pré – Edward Elgar; Cello Concerto (2004)
  • John Coltrane – Giant Steps (1960)
  • John Coltrane – My Favorite Things (1961)
  • John Coltrane – A Love Supreme (1965)
  • Joni Mitchell – Blue (1971)

K

  • Kanye West – My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy (2009)
  • King Crimson – In the Court of the Crimson King (1969)
  • Kendrick Lamar – good kid, m.A.A.d city (2012)
  • Kendrick Lamar – To Pimp A Butterfly (2015)

L

  • Leonard Cohen – Songs of Leonard Cohen
  • Lil Ugly Mane – Mista Thug Isolation (2012)
  • Lil Ugly Mane – Uneven Compromise (2012)
  • Lil Ugly Mane – THREE SIDED TAPE VOLUME ONE (2013)

M

  • Madvillain – Madvillainy (2004)
  • Massive Attack – Mezzanine (1998)
  • MF DOOM – Mm.. Food (2004)
  • Mgła – Exercises In Futility (2015)
  • Mike Oldfield – Tubular Bells (1973)
  • Miles Davis – Kind Of Blue (1959)
  • Miles Davis – In A Silent Way (1969)
  • Mobb Deep – The Infamous (1995)
  • My Bloody Valentine – Loveless (1991)

N

  • Nas – Illmatic (1994)
  • Nick Drake – Pink Moon (1972)
  • Nina Simone – Pastel Blues (1965)
  • The Notorious B.I.G. – Ready to Die (1994)

O

P

  • Pink Floyd – The Piper At The Gates Of Dawn (1967)
  • Pink Floyd – Meddle (1971)
  • Pink Floyd – The Dark Side of the Moon (1973)
  • Pink Floyd – Wish You Were Here (1975)
  • Portishead – Dummy (1994)

Q

  • Quasimoto – The Unseen (2000)

R

  • Radiohead – OK Computer (1997)
  • Radiohead – Kid A (2000)
  • Radiohead – In Rainbows

S

  • Sigur Rós – Agaetis Byrjun (1999)
  • Steve Roach – Structures From Silence (1984)
  • Sufjan Stevens – Carrie & Lowell (2015)

T

U

V

  • Viktor Vaughn – Vaudeville Villain (2003)
  • Vox Vulgaris – The Shape of Medieval Music to Come (2003)

W

X

Y

Z

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