Submitted by pondus56 t3_zyxauz in Music

I’d like to listen to one album a week in 2023. I have had a quick look and I can’t find a definitive list of must listen-tos.

Has anyone got any suggestions? I am open to both old and contemporary music, from pretty much any genre.

I’d like to listen to well known classics, and some lesser known stuff as well.

Any recommendations would be greatly appreciated!



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mintindie t1_j28cn54 wrote

Some stellar albums that came out this year you should check out:

Alvvays - Blue Rev

Big Thief - Dragon New Warm Mountain….

Alex G - God Save The Animals

The Smile - A Light For Attracting Attention

Wet Leg - Wet Leg

Beyoncé - Renaissance


BlackFlagg669 t1_j28b1n2 wrote

David Bowie, ‘The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders From Mars’

Nas, Illmatic

Pixies, Surfer Rosa

Type O Negative, Bloody Kisses


roadtrip-ne t1_j28fu5a wrote

Stone Roses- Self Titled

Pixies- Doolittle

Pulp- Different Class

The Cure- Disintegration

The Strokes- Is This It?

Ween- The Mollusk

MF Doom- Operation Doomsday


thisolddog1 t1_j29ezbi wrote

Different Class is such a great album. Mile End, Common People, Something Changed, Disco 2000 are favorites and there’s not a bad song on the album.

I discovered Pulp through the Trainspotting soundtrack.


RunDNA t1_j28g00z wrote

Go down this list (but put a maximum of one album per artist on your list):


thisizusername t1_j2al0wr wrote

OP, this is the best suggestion imo. You can further specify categories I believe, but this is the best list of all time ranked albums I have seen. Go down the list and you can obviously skip ones you have already heard.


purpdrank2 t1_j28i3dl wrote

Dirt - Alice In Chains

2112 - Rush

Back In Black - AC/DC

Fever Dream - Palaye Royale

AB3 - Alter Bridge

Nevermind The Bollocks - Sex Pistols


PricelessLogs t1_j28jl0o wrote

All is Wild, All is Silent by Balmorhea (Neo Classical Post Rock)

Living As Ghosts With Buildings As Teeth by Rishloo (Psychadelic Art Rock)

Odyssey To The West by Slice The Cake (Progressive Deathcore)

Ocean Eyes by Owl City (Electro Pop)

The Crane Wife by The Decemberists (Indie Folk)

Inmazes by VOLA (Electronic Prog Metal)

Boston by Boston (Classic Rock)

American IV by Johnny Cash (Folk Country)

The Black Parade by My Chemical Romance (Conceptual Punk)


Total_Ad9272 t1_j28zpr4 wrote

Little Feat. “Waiting for Columbus.” You’re welcome.


jwas1256 t1_j298rw1 wrote

shame- Drunk Tank Pink

Black Country, New Road- For The First Time

Shed Theory- Lurch Theory

Wicca Phase Springs Eternal-Full Moon Mystery Garden

DJ Lucas, Papo2004, Subjxt5- Continuous Improvement

Bladee- Exeter

Bobby Raps, Corbin- Couch Potato

Burial- Untrue

Clutch- Transnational Speedway League

Dean Blunt- Black Metal 2

Dinosaur Jr.-Green Mind

Gin Blossoms- New Miserable Experience

The Mountain Goats- Tallahassee

Rx Papi, Gud- Foreign Exchange

Sampha- Process

Squid- Bright green Field

Sahbabii- S.A.N.D.A.S

Soul Glo- Diaspora Problems


thisolddog1 t1_j29f7j6 wrote

Amyl and The Sniffers - Comfort To Me


protein_chips t1_j28m6p1 wrote

Ghost in the machine - The police

Spellbinder - Gabor Szabo

Midnight blue - Kenny Burrell

Pouriture noble - Zwangere Guy, Lander Gyselinck

Funky kingston - Toots and the Maytals

Graceland - Paul Simon

I find you very attractive - Touch and go

Morale 2luxe - Romeo Elvis

Stickmatic - Sticks


Limp_Truck_6883 t1_j28ph9b wrote

Painting of A Panic Attack & Midnight Organ Fight both albums by Frightened Rabbit

In Rainbows by Radiohead

Sprained Ankle by Julien Baker

High Violet by The National

Takk... by Sigur Rós (Icelandic band, but trust me. Their music is incredible)

Avalanche by Matthew Good

Every Kingdom by Ben Howard


makemasa t1_j28sz9e wrote

Cardiacs - Sing to God

Guided By Voices - Bee Thousand

Grateful Dead - Anthem of the Sun

Frank Zappa - One Size Fits All

U2 - War


ZestyAleWad t1_j28wmtf wrote

Slayer - Seasons in the abyss/south of heaven Ozzy- Randy Rhoads tribute (live) 🔥 Def Leppard - Pyromania Iron maiden - powerslave AC/DC - high voltage Metallica - Kill ‘em all


PLykPLyk t1_j28zac2 wrote

Tom Waits:"Swordfishtrombones" Pink Floyd:"Wish you were here" Rammstein:"Sehnsucht"


oneafter90nine t1_j29ihd4 wrote

St. Cloud - Waxahatchee

Dance Fever - Florence + The Machine

Isolation - Kali Uchis


pittbiomed t1_j2as9gd wrote

Pick 52 live Grateful Dead shows that happened on Sundays from 66-1995.


blueglove92 t1_j2auatz wrote

Bringing it all back home Bob Dylan


Bolinas99 t1_j28ahpr wrote

some random suggestions:

Freight Train and Other North Carolina Folk Songs and Tunes - Elizabeth Cotten

Flaming Pie - Paul McCartney (one of his best & underrated solo albums)

Telegraph Road - Dire Straits


Apostate_Nate t1_j28blw4 wrote

Ten New Songs - Leonard Cohen

Who You Selling For - The Pretty Reckless

Texas Flood - Stevie Ray Vaughan

To Pimp a Butterfly - Kendrick Lamar

Sticky Fingers - The Rolling Stones

London Calling - The Clash

Judas - Fozzy

Music for People - VAST

Into the Labyrinth - Dead Can Dance

Maggot Brain - Funkadelic

Should be at least one album you find enjoyable in that mess lol


gonepickin t1_j29erww wrote

Love The Pretty Reckless. Great choice!


Apostate_Nate t1_j29f10g wrote

I tried to pull stuff from all sorts of genres, while limiting myself to ten albums.

I figure if anyone can make the jump from 1 to 2 the rest should be easy lol


Charming-Twist-7514 t1_j28dml3 wrote

Alison Krauss + Union Station - New Favorite

Barenaked Ladies - Born on a Pirate Ship

The Blue Stones - Black Holes


whatistheformat t1_j28fiqd wrote

> I have had a quick look and I can’t find a definitive list of must listen-tos.

Well yeah, that's the thing about tastes. Everyone's are different.

It's not hard to find lists of favorite artists. Why not do a little research, discover which ones you like?

For instance, everyone would tell you Sonic Youth's Daydream Nation is the one to listen to. But I'd tell you Sister, or The Eternal.

There is no definitive list. It's subjective. Find your own way.


tarnishedjalapeno t1_j28p6dq wrote

Bloc Party - Silent Alarm and A Weekend In The City (Was listening, curiously)
At The Drive-In - Relationship of Command
Pearl Jam - Vitalogy
Kasabian - West Ryder Pauper Lunatic Asylum
Radiohead - In Rainbows
Biffy Clyro - The Myth of The Happily Ever
Ben Howard - I Forget Where We Were


Beardsman805 t1_j28qopo wrote

Sky Blue Sky - Wilco Chutes Too Narrow - The Shins Forest Hills Drive - J. Cole


StoneyG214 t1_j293gog wrote

Van Halen - Fair Warning

Journey - Departure

Fuel - Sunburn

Nine Inch Nails - Broken

Paramore - All We Know Is Falling

Third Eye Blind - TEB

Def Leppard - Hysteria


jampapi t1_j29e89n wrote

Telefon Tel Aviv- Fahrenheit Fair Enough


gonepickin t1_j29eew7 wrote

Yes, Fragile

Kanas, Leftoverture

Rush, Caress Of Steel

Judas Priest, Hell Bent For Leather

Ian Hunter, You're Never Alone With A Schizophrenic



Jizzbart t1_j29eknn wrote

Willis Alan Ramsey - Willis Alan Ramsey


blink0818 t1_j29knbf wrote

Daft Punk - Discovery


thebirdmon1 t1_j2ak8y3 wrote

wings at the speed of sound


Imincrediblyboring1 t1_j2anl9h wrote

News of the world by queen

Cat stevens greatest hits

The wall by pink floyd

The Beatles 1962-66

Nevermind by nirvana

A night at the opera by queen

Highway 61’ revisited by bob dylan

Goodbye yellow brick road by elton john

Tea for the tillerman by cat stevens

Paranoid by black sabbath

Any queen album I love queen

The essential billy joel

Nirvana mtv unplugged

The rise and fall of ziggy stardust and the spiders from (somewhere I cant remember) by david bowie

The doors greatest hits

The best of Electric light orchestra

You could listen to any elvis album

In the wee small hours or greatest hits by frank sinatra

I cant be bothered listing anymore but queens great And so is cat stevens


theturdferg t1_j2anzag wrote

Brand New - The Devil and God are Raging Inside Me


LyndsayLazarcik t1_j2b1lix wrote

Lana Del Rey - NFR

Phoebe Bridgers - Punisher

Faye Webster - Atlanta Millionaires Club

Greta Van Fleet - The Battle at Garden’s Gate

Kate Bush - The Kick Inside

Lady Gaga - Joanne


buddyruski t1_j2blh2s wrote

You Can’t Imagine How Much Fun We’re Having by Atmosphere


phred_666 t1_j2bokio wrote

Back In Black - AC/DC

Appetite For Destruction - Guns N’ Roses

Pyromania - Def Leppard

Impera - Ghost

Metallica - Metallica (aka: The Black Album)

Countdown To Extinction - Megadeth

Alive! - KISS


MoochoMaas t1_j2c57tf wrote

Young Americans- David Bowie. Blue eyed soul


jammes4 t1_j2c8un6 wrote

Trench or Vessel - twenty one pilots (alternative)

Evolve - Imagine Dragons (alternative)

The Search - NF (rap)

Bad Blood - Bastille (alternative)

ATTENTION ATTENTION - Shinedown (rock)

Carry On - The Score (alternative / rock-ish)

Surrender - RÜFÜS DU SOL (alternative / electronic)

I highly recommend Trench. The production is great and it somewhat tells a story (along with other albums by the band). The song Neon Gravestones is particularly meaningful.


Oldqueenween t1_j2cizp8 wrote

Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars- Bowie

God Ween Satan- ween

Dream hunting in the valley of the in between- Man Man

Urn- Mike Dillon

Weezer - weezer

77- Talking Head

Reckoning- Grateful Dead

Blood on the Tracks- Dylan

Ready to Die- BIG

Grace- Jeff Buckley

Blunderbuss- Jack White

Living in Clip- Ani DiFranco

We were dead before the ship even sank- modest mouse


Key_Wrongdoer_1357 t1_j2clzrz wrote

Tool Aenima Ween Chocolate and cheese Tool Fear Innoculum Tool Lateralus You should just listen to Tool for the year 😁


easylisteningmuzak t1_j2cq31b wrote

I'll Try Living Like This by Death's Dynamic Shroud.wmv