20 Highly Recommended Albums

A Listmania! list by G Mojay
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Objects of Desire
1.  Objects of Desire by Michael Franks
The list author says:
  "Soulful, witty and romantic, 'Desire' (1982) is one of 15 great albums by the most accomplished and consistent of all singer-songwriters. Standout track: 'Love Duet'."
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Barefoot On The Beach
2.  Barefoot On The Beach by Michael Franks
The list author says:
  "Michael proves with 'Barefoot' (1999) that he is just as good as he ever was. Standout track: the sultry samba 'Every Time She Whispers'."
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Hejira
3.  Hejira by Joni Mitchell
The list author says:
  "Many people site 'Blue' as Joni's best album, but you can't beat the powerful melodic fusion of 'Hejira' (1976). Standout track: 'Black Crow'."
£7.91   Used & New from: £1.67
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (65 customer reviews)

The Nightfly
4.  The Nightfly by Donald Fagen
The list author says:
  "Donald Fagen's first solo album (1982) is rhythmic and inventive, with some killer tracks. Standout: the swinging 'Ruby Baby'."
£6.57   Used & New from: £1.90
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (82 customer reviews)

Aja
5.  Aja by Steely Dan
The list author says:
  "'Aja' (1977) is Steely Dan at their peak, a tour de force of polished yet potent jazz-inflected rock. Standout track: 'Josie'."
£7.99   Used & New from: £3.52
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (56 customer reviews)

Innervisions
6.  Innervisions by Stevie Wonder
The list author says:
  "Stevie Wonder's post-70s work is generally underrated, but 'Innervisions' (1973) is admittedly unbeatable. Standout track: 'Too High'."
£7.93   Used & New from: £3.89
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (71 customer reviews)

Live in New Orleans
7.  Live in New Orleans by Maze
The list author says:
  "Discovered by Marvin Gaye, Maze remains the most unrecognized of all soul acts. This 1981 live album is possibly their best. Standout track: the classic 'Joy and Pain'."
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4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)

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Dig
8.  Dig by Boz Scaggs
The list author says:
  "The earthy-voiced Scaggs melds soul, rock and jazz influences into a seamless whole (2001). Standout track: the bluesy 'King Of El Paso'."
£11.28   Used & New from: £4.46
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)

Rapture
9.  Rapture by Anita Baker
The list author says:
  "The ultimate modern soul vocalist sings some great songs with passion and power (1986). Standout track: 'Same Ole Love'."
£6.57   Used & New from: £0.93
4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (31 customer reviews)

The Look Of Love
10.  The Look Of Love by Diana Krall
The list author says:
  "The choice of songs and Diana Krall's inspired delivery make these Brazilian-tinged interpretations evocative and timeless (2001). Standout track: 'I Remember You'."
£4.99   Used & New from: £0.83
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (50 customer reviews)

Frank
11.  Frank by Amy Winehouse
The list author says:
  "An impressively assured performance from someone so young, in this 2003 soul-jazz debut. Standout track: 'Know You Now'."
£5.78   Used & New from: £0.97
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (186 customer reviews)

Brother Sister
12.  Brother Sister by Brand New Heavies
The list author says:
  "The definitive 'acid-jazz' album, 'Brother Sister' (1994) is full of infectious funk. Standout track: 'Day Break'."
£12.99   Used & New from: £0.49
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)

Positivity
13.  Positivity by Incognito
The list author says:
  "Another acid-jazz classic, 'Positivity' (1993) is Incognito at their best. Standout track: 'Where Do We Go From Here'."
£8.21   Used & New from: £1.32
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)

Solitaire
14.  Solitaire by ショーン・オリバー
The list author says:
  "Inventive jazz-tinged soul from a talented singer-producer (1997). Standout track: 'The Words'."
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If I Could Only Remember My Name
15.  If I Could Only Remember My Name by Crosby Stills Nash & Young
The list author says:
  "A transcendent and unparalleled rock album (1971). Standout track: 'Traction In The Rain'."
£6.57   Used & New from: £2.76
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (56 customer reviews)

Crosby, Stills And Nash
16.  Crosby, Stills And Nash by Crosby, Stills & Nash
The list author says:
  "Still as fresh as the first day I first listened to it (1969). Favourite track: 'Wooden Ships'."
£5.99   Used & New from: £2.68
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (64 customer reviews)

After The Gold Rush
17.  After The Gold Rush by Neil Young
The list author says:
  "Essential Neil Young, melodic and visionary (1970). Favourite track: 'Don't Let It Bring You Down'."
£4.62   Used & New from: £1.48
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (86 customer reviews)

Nils Lofgren
18.  Nils Lofgren by Nils Lofgren
The list author says:
  "Nils played guitar for both Neil Young and Bruce Springsteen, but this straight-ahead rock album is as good as any of theirs' (1975). Favourite track: 'One More Saturday Night'."
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Gorilla
19.  Gorilla by James Taylor
The list author says:
  "Taylor at his most melodic (1975). Favourite track: 'Music'."
£8.75   Used & New from: £2.02
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)

America
20.  America by America
The list author says:
  "Even without 'Horse With No Name', this West Coast folk-rock album (1972) would still be great. Favourite track: 'Rainy Day'."
£5.58   Used & New from: £1.94
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)

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