Ten (obvious) bass albums you must own

A Listmania! list by dave "weirddave" (Cardiff, UK)
 
Blood Sugar Sex Magik
1.  Blood Sugar Sex Magik by Red Hot Chili Peppers
The list author says:
  "Flea - probably the best bassist alive today.  This is his masterpiece (although any of the other three after it are worth checking out)."
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Heavy Weather
2.  Heavy Weather by Weather Report
The list author says:
  "Jaco remains the master of the instrument.  I defy anyone to play the entire album without hand cramp (actually, I defy anyone to play teen town at all).  His solo album (Jaco Pastorius)'s also great."
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Travelling Without Moving
3.  Travelling Without Moving by Jamiroquai
The list author says:
  "Ah... Jamiroquai.  This remains their finest hour (most of the bass playing post-Zender isn't worth listening to).  Check out the first two tracks and the title track if you're not convinced."
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Live After Death
4.  Live After Death by Iron Maiden
The list author says:
  "Steve Harris is a giant.  Though much of his stuff isn't that techinical (with exceptions) he's just damn fast.  Great fun, too."
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Ritual De Lo Habitual
5.  Ritual De Lo Habitual by Jane's Addiction
The list author says:
  "The coming together of four musicians at their peak produces this piece of brilliance.  Then they split and their bassist wouldn't come back.  Bummer."
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Origin Of Symmetry
6.  Origin Of Symmetry by Muse
The list author says:
  "Why does everyone concentrate on Matt when talking about Muse?  The thing that really makes them great is that all three of them are classic musicians.  Not to mention Chris's bass, which is great."
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Rage Against The Machine
7.  Rage Against The Machine by Rage Against The Machine
The list author says:
  ""Feel the full blast!"  Yeah.  Ace music, great bass."
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The Fake Sound of Progress
8.  The Fake Sound of Progress by Lostprophets
The list author says:
  "A slightly odd choice here, but not when you hear the music.  Listen, go buy 5 string (or downtune?  I can never decide what he's using), headbang."
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Graceland
9.  Graceland by Paul Simon
The list author says:
  "Great stuff here.  (note to self:  must stop listening to mother's copy of this and buy it myself)."
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Hell Freezes Over
10.  Hell Freezes Over by Eagles
The list author says:
  "Why?  For a) hotel california and b) new york minute.  The rest's good as well."
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