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Vibe's 100 Essential Albums of the 20th Century

by various artists

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Aretha Franklin - Lady Soul (1968)
Jul 28, 2021 05:43pm
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ayh lots of bangers on here. empowering stuff. Makes me want to wear or suit or at least put on pants.
ayh favorite song: people get ready

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Fleetwood Mac - Rumours (1977)
Jun 23, 2021 07:14pm
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ayh lots of good karaoke songs on here. Just realized they're British but all the clues were there.
ayh favorite song: never going back again

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Duke Ellington - The Centennial Edition (1927-1973)
Jun 16, 2021 07:28pm
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ayh Prolific. Upbeat. I have to confess I only listened to the first three sections of this collection because the full thing is 27 hours. I think I got the idea.
ayh favorite song: diga diga doo

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Bob Dylan - Blood on the Tracks (1975)
Jun 8, 2021 06:32pm
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ayh Folksy. Distinctive voice. Pretty minimalist. Makes me want to rent a cabin.
ayh favorite song: buckets of rain

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Dr. Dre - The Chronic (1992)
Jun 2, 2021 07:54pm
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ayh heavy on the snoop dogg. Lot of anger coming through with the occasional flute.
ayh favorite song: lyrical gangbang

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De La Soul - De La Soul Is Dead (1991)
May 26, 2021 02:42am
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ayh enjoyed this one. Had to listen on YouTube with an ad in between every song so must be good. More albums should include periodic skits. Need to know more about this BK Lounge.
ayh favorite song: pease porridge

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Miles Davis - Kind of Blue (1959)
Apr 27, 2021 05:07pm
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ayh pretty saxy. Cinematic at times. Still not a fan of 10 minute long songs.
ayh favorite song: blue in green

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Elvis Costello - Armed Forces (1979)
Apr 18, 2021 04:33pm
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ayh a sensitive soul. Weirdly sounds a lot like Lenny kravitz to me.
ayh favorite song: Sunday's best

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Sam Cooke - The Man and His Music (1965)
Apr 13, 2021 09:23pm
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ayh he's got those good backup singers. Distinctive and soulful, very into love and dancing.
ayh favorite song: (ain't that) good news

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John Coltrane - A Love Supreme (1965)
Apr 6, 2021 08:17pm
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ayh hard for me to tell when one song starts and the next begins. Interesting to hear multiple recordings of the same songs. Successful in being very jazzy.
ayh favorite song: a love supreme pt. III: pursuance

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Ornette Coleman - The Shape of Jazz to Come (1959)
Apr 1, 2021 10:32pm
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ayh I too am an album of few words. A little chaotic. Lots of sax. i'm probably in the top 10% of millennial jazz listeners at this point.
ayh favorite song: peace

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Patsy Cline - The Collection (1991)
Mar 24, 2021 09:39pm
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ayh early on the country pop crossover trend. Made me want to start smoking.
ayh favorite song: too many secrets

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The Clash - London Calling (1979)
Mar 20, 2021 02:51pm
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ayh fun listen. Very British. Snuck some reggae in there. Stick it to the man et al.
ayh favorite song: Spanish bombs

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Chic - Dance, Dance, Dance – The Best of (1982)
Mar 14, 2021 07:45pm
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ayh they really want us to dance. I don't think disco is my genre, but I'd go back in time to check out studio 54.
ayh favorite song: chic cheer

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Ray Charles - Genius & Soul: The 50th Anniversary Collection (1997)
Mar 10, 2021 10:11pm
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ayh prolific. Piano forward. Large range, emotional and otherwise.
ayh favorite song: come rain or come shine

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Johnny Cash - I Walk the Line (1964)
Mar 4, 2021 08:00pm
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ayh moody. Wears black. Short songs. Generally pretty agreeable to me.
ayh favorite song: big river

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James Brown - In the Jungle Groove (1971)
Feb 27, 2021 04:49pm
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ayh funky and distinctive. Very upbeat. All I can think about when I hear James brown is the scene in what a girl wants where the chandelier falls down.
ayh favorite song: hot pants (she got to use what she got to get what she wants)

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David Bowie - Station to Station (1976)
Feb 25, 2021 02:38am
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ayh Poetic, feels a little too artsy for radio. 70's but cooler. I'll never get over Bowie's one permanently dilated pupil.
ayh favorite song: TVC15

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Boogie Down Productions - Criminal Minded (1987)
Feb 16, 2021 10:41pm
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ayh lots of nyc pride. They only forgot Staten Island one of the times they named the boroughs. more record scratching, along with reggae and rock layers. Has a certain optimism I like.
ayh favorite song: the bridge is over

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Mary J. Blige - My Life (1994)
Feb 10, 2021 02:43am
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ayh heartfelt. She's more sentimental than I remember. Takes place before there was no more drama.
ayh favorite song: I'm goin' down

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Black Sabbath - Paranoid (1970)
Feb 7, 2021 11:51pm
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ayh enjoyed this more than I thought I would. Also didn't realize ozzy osbourne was in Black Sabbath. Dark but thoughtful lyrics.
ayh favorite song: rat salad

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BjΓΆrk - Post (1995)
Feb 1, 2021 01:41am
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ayh the best exhibit at moma will forever be the bjΓΆrk music video room. This album is weird and cinematic and galactic. Should be listened to sitting on the floor.
ayh favorite song: possibly maybe

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Chuck Berry - 20th Century Masters: The Millenium Collection (1999)
Jan 26, 2021 09:58pm
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ayh definitely thought chuck berry was Barry manilow so I was pleasantly surprised. Very rock around the clock. I like how fast he talks.
ayh favorite song: rock and roll music

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The Beatles - The Beatles (aka "The White Album") (1968)
Jan 24, 2021 12:13am
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ayh that band yoko ono's husband was in. Mixed bag of subject matters and genres. Like that there's some weird stuff on this album. Literally ends with ringo Starr whispering good night to us.
ayh favorite song: Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da

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Beastie Boys - Licensed to Ill (1986)
Jan 14, 2021 07:39pm
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ayh these boys just wanna have fun. And really like White Castle. Kind of misogynistic. Very screamy. Makes me feel for everyone that says I talk too loud.
ayh favorite song: slow and low

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The Beach Boys - Pet Sounds (1966)
Jan 10, 2021 08:51pm
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ayh brings me back to my middle school days at Johnny rockets. Orchestral at some points. Think I picked up on some tambourine so maybe there's hope for me in the band.
ayh favorite song: Sloop John B

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Eric B. & Rakim - Paid in Full (1987)
Jan 9, 2021 06:02am
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ayh feels raw and experimental. A hip hop collage of sound effects and sampling. Maybe 10% too much record scratching for me but must've been a dope live show.
ayh favorite song: move the crowd
Peyton I think there should be an accompanying Spotify playlist of the favorites from each album
ayh good idea, I guess I have to accept my role as a music influencer now.

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Louis Armstrong - An American Icon (1998)
Jan 8, 2021 07:17am
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ayh My first time listening to four hours of jazz. Or any jazz. Truthfully a lot of the songs sounded the same to my untrained ear. Distinguished voice. Trumpet forward. Made me appreciate an instrumental solo.
ayh favorite song: Mack the Knife
Datdude I'll start here.

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Jan 7, 2021 05:45pm
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