Reggae, jazz etc for post-hardcore fans

A Listmania! list by Mark Hardy
 
Bitches Brew
1.  Bitches Brew by Miles Davis
The list author says:
  "Vital for Mars Volta fans. At times unsettling but stimulating and the title track is one long headtrip."
£14.95   Used & New from: £6.23
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (69 customer reviews)

Pithecanthropus Erectus
2.  Pithecanthropus Erectus by Charles Mingus
The list author says:
  "The Avatar of outlandish jazz but this is also accessible.  The solos are from a different planet and will leave you breathless."
£6.92   Used & New from: £3.59
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)

The Black Saint And The Sinner Lady
3.  The Black Saint And The Sinner Lady by Charles Mingus
The list author says:
  "Also great.  Strangely danceable (though not in public)."
£7.30   Used & New from: £2.70
4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (19 customer reviews)

Black Unity        /Imp
4.  Black Unity /Imp by Pharoah Sanders
The list author says:
  "Conrad's Heart of Darkness in stereo sound.  Tribal, funky, tight and intense."
Used & New from: £13.65
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)

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Sextant
5.  Sextant by Herbie Hancock
The list author says:
  "Sounds like the illegitimate offspring of Bi__hes Brew and Black Unity."
£5.31   Used & New from: £2.67
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)

Memphis Underground
6.  Memphis Underground by Herbie Mann
The list author says:
  "Don't be scared by the fact that this is an album by a flautist.  The solos are amazing.  Room for a flute in hardcore bands, anyone?"
£6.93   Used & New from: £3.14
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)

The Revolution Will Not Be Televised
7.  The Revolution Will Not Be Televised by Gil Scott-Heron
The list author says:
  "You will have heard and liked the title track so you won't be disappointed with the full album."
£20.00   Used & New from: £3.48
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)

Social Classics Volume 2: Dread Meets Punk Rockers Uptown
8.  Social Classics Volume 2: Dread Meets Punk Rockers Uptown by Various Artists
The list author says:
  "The best intro to Dub/Reggae.  A virtual Buyer's Guide for the genres."
Used & New from: £3.72
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)

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Right Time
9.  Right Time by Mighty Diamonds
The list author says:
  "Outstanding vocal harmony reggae.  Spiritual and sensitively political, Right Time and I Need A Roof are classics."
£8.19   Used & New from: £3.50
4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)

Trenchtown Mix Up
10.  Trenchtown Mix Up by Gladiators
The list author says:
  "Similar style to the Mighty Diamonds, my favourite track is Looks Is Deceiving."
£8.07   Used & New from: £3.77
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)

96 Degrees in the Shade
11.  96 Degrees in the Shade by Third World
The list author says:
  "Very funky reggae.  Will put a smile on the face of the most hard-hearted nihilist."
Used & New from: £10.34
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)

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Handsworth Revolution
12.  Handsworth Revolution by Steel Pulse
The list author says:
  "UK reggae at it's finest.  Politically conscious, occasionally unsettling but always optimistic."
£6.58   Used & New from: £3.13
4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (26 customer reviews)

Two Sevens Clash
13.  Two Sevens Clash by Culture
The list author says:
  "Essential for all punks on its release.  The portentous title track is possibly the finest ever dub track put down."
£13.60   Used & New from: £4.99
4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)

KING TUBBY MEETS ROCKERS UPTOWN
14.  KING TUBBY MEETS ROCKERS UPTOWN by Augustus Pablo
The list author says:
  "Regarded by many as the definitive dub album.  Ideal whether you're skanking or baking."
£9.99   Used & New from: £8.07
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)

Super Ape
15.  Super Ape by Lee "Scratch" Perry
The list author says:
  "The most imaginative person in dub.  Less balanced than a one-legged man in a butt-kicking contest."
£19.95   Used & New from: £6.99
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)

Bass Culture
16.  Bass Culture by Linton Kwesi Johnson
The list author says:
  "Dub-poet extraordinaire, the marriage of the two styles works perfectly.  Inglan Is A Bi_ch is the sound of urban alienation."
£6.99   Used & New from: £2.24
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)

The Best of U-Roy Super Boss
17.  The Best of U-Roy Super Boss by U-Roy
The list author says:
  "Key contributor to the genesis of rap and hip-hop.  Not bad considering he was basically talking over other people's records."
£25.57   Used & New from: £9.98
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)

Screaming Target
18.  Screaming Target by Big Youth
The list author says:
  "Crown Prince to U-Roy the King.  Great voice and lyrics, this is his finest album."
£32.95   Used & New from: £21.45
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)

Fear Of A Black Planet
19.  Fear Of A Black Planet by Public Enemy
The list author says:
  "Everyone should have heard of 'It Takes A Nation of Millions etc', this is even better.  Includes the classic 911 Is A Joke."
£4.25   Used & New from: £0.99
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (29 customer reviews)

The Best Of Parliament: Give Up The Funk
20.  The Best Of Parliament: Give Up The Funk by Parliament
The list author says:
  "If Scratch was from a different planet, these guys were from the next one further out.  Everyone needs to get funked up at least once."
£2.99   Used & New from: £2.85
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)

Superfly
21.  Superfly by Curtis Mayfield
The list author says:
  "Perhaps the best blaxploitation OST (although see below).  Edgy, funky and compulsive listening."
Used & New from: £6.97
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (21 customer reviews)

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Shaft: Original Soundtrack
22.  Shaft: Original Soundtrack by Shaft (Related Recordings)
The list author says:
  "From the title down, this album radiates sex.  Passionate, slightly seedy, the vocals make Barry White sound virginal."
£7.85   Used & New from: £4.82
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)

There's A Riot Goin' On
23.  There's A Riot Goin' On by Sly & The Family Stone
The list author says:
  "Characteristically buoyant in the face of conflict and strife.  Features many classics including Family Affair."
£6.95   Used & New from: £1.18
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)

The Specials
24.  The Specials by The Specials
The list author says:
  "My favourite ska album ever.  As relevant today as it was on its release.  The pinnacle for now and ever of (mostly) white boys playing black music.  Groundbreaking."
£5.96   Used & New from: £0.99
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (58 customer reviews)

The Best Northern Soul All-Nighter... Ever
25.  The Best Northern Soul All-Nighter... Ever by Various Artists
The list author says:
  "Brilliant compilation including Tainted Love, Moving On Up and (Your Love Is) Lifting Me Higher."
£19.99   Used & New from: £16.95
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (28 customer reviews)

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Last updated: 10/10/2003
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