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Difficult but Rewarding Albums

A Listmania! list by R. A. Langham "Rob Langham" (London, UK)
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Swordfishtrombones
1.  Swordfishtrombones by Tom Waits
The list author says:
  "At first this appears to be quite unlistenable, but soon the excellence of the songs and the pure eclecticism shines through."
5.92   Used & New from: 2.73
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The Smiths
2.  The Smiths by The Smiths
The list author says:
  "At a time when everyone was listening to Michael Jackson and Phil Collins, this was the perfect riposte."
5.99   Used & New from: 2.49
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (32 customer reviews)

Strategies Against Architecture 3 1991-2001
3.  Strategies Against Architecture 3 1991-2001 by Einsturzende Neubauten
The list author says:
  "If you like the sound of drills applied to sheets of steel, get this!"
Used & New from: 22.99
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Various Failures 1988 - 1992
4.  Various Failures 1988 - 1992 by Swans
The list author says:
  "At one Swans gig, the entire audience could be seen pinned against the back wall."
16.74   Used & New from: 12.83
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)

Sister
5.  Sister by Sonic Youth
The list author says:
  "Art noise attack from the New York City avant garde."
Used & New from: 17.88
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)

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Saturnz Return
6.  Saturnz Return by Goldie
The list author says:
  "A much under-rated album. Despite fame, this is no drum n' bass lite."
3.98   Used & New from: 0.06
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)

If You're Feeling Sinister
7.  If You're Feeling Sinister by Belle & Sebastian
The list author says:
  "This is so twee it almost hurts! The songs do get to you though."
7.77   Used & New from: 1.52
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (26 customer reviews)

Heart And Soul Box Set
8.  Heart And Soul Box Set by Joy Division
The list author says:
  "This box set is full of some of the most harrowing musical scraps one can imagine, interlaced with the classics of course."
22.84   Used & New from: 10.00
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)

Mezzanine
9.  Mezzanine by Massive Attack
The list author says:
  "The very definition of a grower."
3.99   Used & New from: 1.43
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (74 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

Music Has the Right to Children
10.  Music Has the Right to Children by Boards Of Canada
The list author says:
  "Bleep, bleep."
12.99   Used & New from: 3.18
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (66 customer reviews)

Bend Sinister
11.  Bend Sinister by The Fall
The list author says:
  "Mark E. Smith at his hectoring best."
7.38   Used & New from: 4.03
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)

Lift Your Skinny Fists Like Antennas To Heaven
12.  Lift Your Skinny Fists Like Antennas To Heaven by Godspeed You! Black Emperor
The list author says:
  "Opera for the disaffected."
12.99   Used & New from: 7.99
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (43 customer reviews)

Evol
13.  Evol by Sonic Youth
The list author says:
  "Scorching intensity - and very different from their more recent lo-fi material."
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5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)

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