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Albums I would rather die than live without.

A Listmania! list by Daniel Baker
 
The River (2CD)
1.  The River (2CD) by Bruce Springsteen
The list author says:
  "The River is probably the best initial representation of what my biggest inspiration and my musical starting block (The Boss you fools) does best. Unbridled passion, emotion, humour and catharsis."
7.00   Used & New from: 5.70
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Rain Dogs
2.  Rain Dogs by Tom Waits
The list author says:
  "Waits is behind only the boss in terms of my uncharacteristic hero worship. This album is his peak, carnival, rag time, blues, jazz, swing, rock, Waits daddys them all on this album. Bum Chic baby."
5.99   Used & New from: 2.76
4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (46 customer reviews)

No More Shall We Part
3.  No More Shall We Part by Nick Cave
The list author says:
  "Nick Cave is grim, forboding, depressing, beautiful, irreverant, pained, expressionistic and everything else i like my rock stars to be. I picked this record because im listening to it right now."
7.28   Used & New from: 3.97
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (54 customer reviews)

Clarity
4.  Clarity by Jimmy Eat World
The list author says:
  "Forget what all those retards in trucker caps,Finch T-shirts and studded belts tell you, Jimmy Eat World are not emo at all. They are beautiful, gorgeous, life-affirming rock. And that rules so there."
9.99   Used & New from: 0.24
4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (26 customer reviews)

It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back
5.  It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back by Public Enemy
The list author says:
  "I really shouldnt have to tell you pilgrims about this. Hip hop is an abundantly creative genre but sadly, albums are often overlooked. This is a true classic of political music."
6.13   Used & New from: 0.82
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (44 customer reviews)

I Want to See the Bright Lights Tonight
6.  I Want to See the Bright Lights Tonight by Linda Thompson
The list author says:
  "Richard Thompson is the worlds most overlooked and under-rated guitar player and songwriter. This is the debut LP from him and his wife Linda. A classic of drunken down and out folk balladeering."
7.59   Used & New from: 2.74
4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (27 customer reviews)

Live In Concert 1975 - 85 Bruce Springsteen & The Street Band
7.  Live In Concert 1975 - 85 Bruce Springsteen & The Street Band by Bruce Springsteen
The list author says:
  "This is rather personal actually. This is here exclusively because i saw Bruce last year and also, its the album i put on when im down. That was a livejournal moment. Ugghh i feel all dirty and emo."
11.26   Used & New from: 6.42
4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (34 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

Vaya
8.  Vaya by At the Drive-In
The list author says:
  "This band changed my musical trajectory completely and are already starting to be a huge influence on others. No one will ever touch their incendiary brilliance and untouchable urgency. Vaya rules."
Used & New from: 1.79
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)

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Mono
9.  Mono by Icarus Line
The list author says:
  "This album is EXACTLY what all bands should be forming to do these days: create mayhem, madness, anger, vitriol and spout pain and indecency. If you hate everything in the world, so does the Line."
4.99   Used & New from: 1.24
4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)

Doolittle
10.  Doolittle by Pixies
The list author says:
  "I got into the Pixies late and this album is so obviously ripped off these days its kind of a joke. When you think this was recorded BEFORE Chris Waddle missed that penalty, its hella impressive."
6.11   Used & New from: 3.71
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (72 customer reviews) | 2 customer discussions

Blood On The Tracks
11.  Blood On The Tracks by Bob Dylan
The list author says:
  "Whatever anyone tells you, Blood on the Tracks is Dylans greatest work. Barbed, fractured, lost and confessional, Bob breaks up with his wife and tells us all about it."
4.96   Used & New from: 2.50
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (114 customer reviews)

3 Feet High And Rising [W/Bonus Cd]
12.  3 Feet High And Rising [W/Bonus Cd] by De La Soul
The list author says:
  "Hip Hops own version of "Pet Sounds" De La Soul are the ultimately subversive rap group. This is truly one of the most inventive and original releases ever and the skits are actually good as well."
5.58   Used & New from: 1.99
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (28 customer reviews)

DJ SHADOW-ENDTRODUCING
13.  DJ SHADOW-ENDTRODUCING by DJ Shadow
The list author says:
  "This album blew my mind when i first heard it and its the everyday crate diggers dream. The mixing and combination of beats is perfect and it takes hip hop to a whole new level."
3.96   Used & New from: 1.74
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (56 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

Blue Lines
14.  Blue Lines by Massive Attack
The list author says:
  "Massive Attack are the most important british band of the 90s and this record is perfect for just about any mood. Chilled out raps, nervous and anxious reggae, classic transcendant dance, this rules."
6.05   Used & New from: 0.31
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (47 customer reviews)

The Band
15.  The Band by The Band
The list author says:
  "The Band craft timeless, decidedly un-hippyish folk/country/rock songs on their second album. "The night they drove old dixie down" is enough to warrant this LP'S inclusion alone."
7.15   Used & New from: 1.12
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (39 customer reviews)

Rum Sodomy And The Lash
16.  Rum Sodomy And The Lash by The Pogues
The list author says:
  "I like to drink. Alot. Shane McGowan is the one of the worlds greatest lyricists and this is the soundtrack to just about every great night out ive ever had. And "A pair of brown eyes" is beautiful."
5.40   Used & New from: 0.29
4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (25 customer reviews)

The Queen Is Dead
17.  The Queen Is Dead by The Smiths
The list author says:
  "The Smiths are over-rated and their fans are way down there with computer geeks and kiddy fiddlers, but The Queen is dead is still bloody great. And it reminds of real good times ;)."
6.01   Used & New from: 0.23
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (82 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

Automatic for the People
18.  Automatic for the People by R.E.M.
The list author says:
  "I had to put  an REM album on here, they are one of the most influential bands of our time and this LP is possibly their genius at its peak."
4.26   Used & New from: 0.01
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (91 customer reviews)

Trout Mask Replica
19.  Trout Mask Replica by Captain Beefheart
The list author says:
  "Don Van Vliet and Frank Zappa craft 28 songs of pure mayhem, beauty and bluesy earthiness that still stand up today as among rocks greatest most creative recordings."
Used & New from: 6.69
3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (84 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

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Hot Rats
20.  Hot Rats by Frank Zappa
The list author says:
  "Zappa is the wisest and most astutely advanced musician of the last century and this is his crowning glory. Beefhearts rasping delta blues vocals rip the tracks apart. This is a good thing."
12.95   Used & New from: 5.99
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (60 customer reviews) | 2 customer discussions

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