20 albums you must hear at leat once!

A Listmania! list by M. Dolby (Manchester, UK)
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Rubber Soul
1.  Rubber Soul by The Beatles
The list author says:
  "The transition between the two Beatles styles. So consistant, check out underrated gems such as "You Won't See Me" & "If I Needed Someone""
£9.99   Used & New from: £4.91
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (153 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

Sunflower/Surf's Up
2.  Sunflower/Surf's Up by The Beach Boys
The list author says:
  "The Beatles were the best, but the Beach Boys weren't far behind. Two amazing albums that are so uplifting, yet at times dark, haunting and beautiful"
£4.99   Used & New from: £2.27
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (44 customer reviews)

Bryter Layter
3.  Bryter Layter by Nick Drake
The list author says:
  "I stumbbled on Nick Drake like most, I imagine, by accident. How this is not better known I cannot understand. Great melodies agaunst an acoustic backdrop. Genius"
£10.19   Used & New from: £3.15
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (64 customer reviews)

The Visitors
4.  The Visitors by ABBA
The list author says:
  "The emotional tension within the band as it tore apart created this amazing album full of melancholy. The four bonus tracks add extra finesse to this tour-de-force"
£6.29   Used & New from: £3.38
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (140 customer reviews)

Strange Days
5.  Strange Days by The Doors
The list author says:
  "The hard second album made so easy. continues the energy and pace of the first album, but just does it...better"
£5.34   Used & New from: £2.70
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (36 customer reviews)

The Lexicon Of Love
6.  The Lexicon Of Love by ABC
The list author says:
  "One day I had "The Look of Love" stuck in my head so bought the album on impulse. I was amazed at the great songs that flow one after the other. The greatest 'New Romantic' album by a mile"
£5.99   Used & New from: £1.17
4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (54 customer reviews)

A Trick Of The Tail
7.  A Trick Of The Tail by Genesis
The list author says:
  "An album made between the prog-rock Gabriel era and the 80s synth fame, this has the song writing craft of the latter, with the beautiful instrumentation of the former. Their best."
£4.99   Used & New from: £3.02
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (114 customer reviews)

All Things Must Pass
8.  All Things Must Pass by George Harrison
The list author says:
  "Sorry John & Paul, you were the best writers in the Beatles but George had the best solo album. Phil Spectre's production adds atmosphere to the songs rmuch more succesfully than his work on Let It Be"
£19.64   Used & New from: £9.95
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (106 customer reviews)

Dusty In Memphis
9.  Dusty In Memphis by Dusty Springfield
The list author says:
  "Bought on a whim and boy, I got lucky. Dusty's vocals are raw and often understated, and take you on a journey of joy, pain, vunerability andf heartbreak you won't forget"
£7.49   Used & New from: £3.73
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (84 customer reviews)

Scott 4
10.  Scott 4 by Scott Walker
The list author says:
  "A great companion to Dusty in Memphis, recorded the same year but this pushes boundaries of creativeness and Scott's voice is so strong and pure he makes every song memorable"
£7.99   Used & New from: £3.09
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (31 customer reviews)

People Like Us
11.  People Like Us by Mamas & Papas
The list author says:
  "The harmonies this band acheived, set against just like the turmoil and break-ups in the band (just like Abba's "The Visitors") create wonderful moments. Check out "Step-Out" & "No Dough""
£11.99   Used & New from: £0.09
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)

The Stone Roses - The Special Edition
12.  The Stone Roses - The Special Edition by The Stone Roses
The list author says:
  "The 12 string guitars of John Squire will hook you from the opening chords of "I Wanna Be Adored" and they don't stop. Such a pity this was their only real album"
£17.96   Used & New from: £1.20
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (291 customer reviews)

The Unauthorized Biography Of Reinhold Messner
13.  The Unauthorized Biography Of Reinhold Messner by Ben Folds Five
The list author says:
  "Their last and best album. Ben Folds piano underpins every tune from the thumping ones to delicate. A great lyrical mix of humour and regret"
£10.00   Used & New from: £0.01
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)

War
14.  War by U2
The list author says:
  "The energy and anger of the first two albums begins to mature here towards the Unforgettable Fire/Joshua Tree era. A great mix of the two epitomised by "Sunday Bloody Sunday""
£24.92   Used & New from: £18.95
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (49 customer reviews)

At War With the Mystics
15.  At War With the Mystics by The Flaming Lips
The list author says:
  "The celebrated return of prog rock, with a smoother, lighter touch. Light the candles, sit back and relax"
£4.71   Used & New from: £1.00
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (43 customer reviews)

Crosby, Stills & Nash
16.  Crosby, Stills & Nash by Crosby, Stills & Nash
The list author says:
  "Blended harmonies, stripped-back acoustic melodies perfect summer evening music. If you like this try The Thorns album from 2003"
£6.13   Used & New from: £2.89
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (64 customer reviews)

The Notorious Byrd Brothers
17.  The Notorious Byrd Brothers by The Byrds
The list author says:
  "Why is it albums made against a back-drop of group self-destruction, are often their best? One of the very best. This has it all - haunting harmonies, eclectic melodies & 12-string guitars"
£5.99   Used & New from: £1.49
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (19 customer reviews)

Expecting To Fly
18.  Expecting To Fly by Bluetones
The list author says:
  "This was always my best britpop album. "Slight Return" was the best single of the 90s. Crafted tunes that showed maturity & experience that make it hard to believe its a debut album"
£6.88   Used & New from: £0.01
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (23 customer reviews)

Thriller
19.  Thriller by Michael Jackson
The list author says:
  "I'm not normally a fan of the obvious, preferring the thrill of finding obsuce albums. But this albums popularity is deserved - it's undeniably the perfect pop album and combines so many styles"
£5.46   Used & New from: £1.50
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (158 customer reviews)

Parsley, Sage, Rosemary And Thyme
20.  Parsley, Sage, Rosemary And Thyme by Simon & Garfunkel
The list author says:
  "I bought this after watching "The Graduate" and it is a snap shot of the late 60s. Love, optimism, excitement, but the brilliant last track reminds us of the social problems that lay underneath"
£6.56   Used & New from: £3.40
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (34 customer reviews)

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