Essential Art

A Listmania! list by "certainshadeofkb"
 
Boys For Pele
1.  Boys For Pele by Tori Amos
The list author says:
  "With aesthetic songs like "Marianne",beautifully produced in a cathedral,what I like to call a "journey" record...she is playful with her lyrics, my favorite of Tori's"
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Highway 61 Revisited
2.  Highway 61 Revisited by Bob Dylan
The list author says:
  "It's Bob Dylan...classic and innovative.  Need I say more?  The title of my list comes from this man.  His work is Essential Art."
£6.59   Used & New from: £2.10
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (80 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

Low
3.  Low by David Bowie
The list author says:
  "This man will NEVER cease to amaze me..."the Berlin years" records take me to another state of mind...I just absolutely love David Bowie!!!"
£8.25   Used & New from: £2.02
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (67 customer reviews)

Disintegration
4.  Disintegration by The Cure
The list author says:
  "Such a dreamy record.  It makes my want to run out and have some crazy love affair...then attempt to write about it with the conviction Robert Smith does."
£8.21   Used & New from: £1.26
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (106 customer reviews)

To Bring You My Love
5.  To Bring You My Love by PJ Harvey
The list author says:
  "This may sound odd, but I find this record rather comforting.  With manic-depressive lyrics this woman can and has rocked harder than any man ever could."
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4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (31 customer reviews)

For The Roses
6.  For The Roses by Joni Mitchell
The list author says:
  "Ingenious lyrics "I am a woman of heart and mind with time on her hands, no child to raise.  You come to me like a little boy, and I give you my scorn and my praise." Her vulnerability unmasked..."
£5.88   Used & New from: £2.08
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Let It Bleed (Remastered Super Audio)
7.  Let It Bleed (Remastered Super Audio) by The Rolling Stones
The list author says:
  "This album is my favorite of all time to dance to...lovely opening with "Gimme Shelter" (act out the soul singer)"
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Five Leaves Left [VINYL]
8.  Five Leaves Left [VINYL] by Nick Drake
The list author says:
  "Such a beautiful, subtle voice held with such awe.  Nick Drake, in my opinion, is one of the most emotionally honest songwriters of his time.  "River Man" is melancholy and soothing, like a lullaby."
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Moon Pix
9.  Moon Pix by Cat Power
The list author says:
  "Before listening to "Moon Pix" I feel that subconsciously I was looking for Chan Marshall's uniqueness in music...a fantastic album from "American Flag" to "Peking Saint"."
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5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)

To The Teeth
10.  To The Teeth by Ani DiFranco
The list author says:
  "I hold so much respect for Ani and her music.  She is an active, independent, and very intelligent woman.  She gives us a good name ladies. I love the optimism and banjos in "The Arrival's Gate"."
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The Bends
11.  The Bends by Radiohead
The list author says:
  "Of course Radiohead, one of the best bands, made my list.  "High, Dry" is such a brilliant song.  Thom Yorke's ability to provoke really shines through in the bridges of their songs..."
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Sigur Ros - Agaetis Byrjun
12.  Sigur Ros - Agaetis Byrjun by Sigur Rós
The list author says:
  "Even though I do not understand Icelandic, I do understand the feelings conveyed here.  This record is fun to listen to while flying...a sense of going out of this world."
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The Dreaming
13.  The Dreaming by Kate Bush
The list author says:
  "From the Dreaming of the Aborigines and their land to her Irish heritage...this album is full of theatrics and diversity.  I like how well David Gilmour's voice complements hers."
£22.29   Used & New from: £1.80
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (111 customer reviews)

The Velvet Underground & Nico
14.  The Velvet Underground & Nico by Velvet Underground
The list author says:
  "Besides having wonderful album artwork and production by Andy Warhol, this album is another classic.  "Heroin" is as gut wrenching as the decrescendo in the song..."
£5.76   Used & New from: £1.01
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (120 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

Harvest
15.  Harvest by Neil Young
The list author says:
  "Neil Young is just too cool.  This album makes you want to jump on a motorcycle and head out west.  An immortal songwriter.  You can never go wrong with any of Neil's records."
£4.42   Used & New from: £0.84
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (106 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

Dummy
16.  Dummy by Portishead
The list author says:
  "This record surprised me because usually I am not too fond of "trip-hop".  But Beth Gibbons angelic vocals hooked me from track one.  I love soprano and falsetto vocals in female singers."
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So Tonight That I Might See
17.  So Tonight That I Might See by Mazzy Star
The list author says:
  "Serene, calm, and peaceful...Hope's voice echoes like she is lost and in love.  "5 String Serenade" is my favorite "light the candles" song."
£6.01   Used & New from: £1.40
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (34 customer reviews)

Either/Or
18.  Either/Or by Elliott Smith
The list author says:
  "A multi-talented artist, singer, and musician.  Definately one of my favorite albums..."Rose Parade" makes you feel as though you were right there with him, hanging with a bum in Portland."
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4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (24 customer reviews)

Bitter
19.  Bitter by Meshell Ndegeocello
The list author says:
  "I listen to this album from start to finish and I am never unsatisfied.  There is a wholeness and a complete feeling you get from her songs. Reader's response..."down the waterfall...""
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Animals
20.  Animals by Pink Floyd
The list author says:
  "Considering how good a novel George Orwell's Animal Farm is, the lyrics in this album are phenomenal.  I love it when artists are inspired by their fellow artists."
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4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (183 customer reviews)

Astral Weeks
21.  Astral Weeks by Van Morrison
The list author says:
  "Van Morrison's voice carries with such raw emotion on this album.  Very influential:  without this record, plenty of artist's out there would not exist."
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4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (118 customer reviews)

Vespertine
22.  Vespertine by Björk
The list author says:
  "Bjork's voice is ethereal and powerful.  I can guarantee you will never hear anyone sing quite like her.  Vespertine is such a sexy, unique album.  Very poetic: she even quotes e.e. cummings"
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4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (67 customer reviews)

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