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Last update: September 21, 2017

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I. READING:

theory & studies of the social
philosophy
political writings
language, semiotics, media, & communication
history, historical sociology & ancient anthropology
other

II. LISTENING:

Note: Includes entirely subjective ratings on a 0.0 (worthless) to 5.0 (completely brain-scramblingly amazing) scale, but there's nothing below 3.0 (good, but not great) on this list.

jazz
more jazz
fusion/jazz-rock
general punk
proto-punk, glam rock, & art-rock
post-punk, new wave, & no wave
hardcore & related
later hardcore & punk
post-hardcore & emo
reggae, dub, dancehall, & ska
hip hop, funk, & disco
world folk, pop, & classical musics
american & british folk & blues
western classical & modern composition
prog rock, krautrock, & related
psych, garage, folk rock, & related
indie rock, alternative, & related
indie/pop & electronic music
metal & hard rock
multicategory compilations

I. READING

THEORY & STUDIES OF THE SOCIAL
---THE A-LIST---
Anderson, Benedict. Imagined Communities: Reflections on the Origin and Spread of Nationalism.
Becker, Howard. Outsiders.
Benedict, Ruth. Patterns of Culture.
Berger, Peter L. and Thomas Luckmann. The Social Construction of Reality: A Treatise in the Sociology of Knowledge.
Biehl, Joao, Byron Good, and Arthur Kleinman (eds.). Subjectivity: Ethnographic Investigations.
Boltanski, Luc and Laurent Thévenot. On Justification: Economies of Worth.
Collins, Randall. Conflict Sociology.
Collins, Randall. Violence: A Micro-sociological Theory.
Coser, Lewis. The Functions of Social Conflict.
Drake, St. Clair and Horace R. Cayton. Black Metropolis.
Durkheim, Émile. The Division of Labor in Society.
Geertz, Clifford. The Interpretation of Cultures.
Geertz, Clifford. Local Knowledge.
Giddens, Anthony. The Constitution of Society.
Goffman, Erving. Asylums: Essays on the Social Situation of Mental Patients and Other Inmates.
Goffman, Erving. Frame Analysis: An Essay on the Organization of Experience.
Goffman, Erving. Interaction Ritual: Essays in Face-to-Face Behavior.
Goffman, Erving. The Presentation of Self in Everyday Life.
Holland, Dorothy, William Lachicotte, Jr., Debra Skinner, and Carole Cain. Identity and Agency in Cultural Worlds.
Hurst, Charles E. Social Inequality: Forms, Causes, and Consequences.
Jenkins, Richard. Social Identity.
Kasulis, Thomas P. Intimacy or Integrity: Philosophy and Cultural Difference.
Levine, Donald. The Flight from Ambiguity.
Levine, Donald. Wax and Gold: Tradition and Innovation in Ethiopian Culture.
MacLeod, Jay. Ain't No Makin' It: Aspirations and Attainment in a Low-Income Neighborhood.
Massey, Douglas S. and Nancy A. Denton. American Apartheid: Segregation and the Making of the Underclass.
Mead, George Herbert. George Herbert Mead on Social Psychology (ed. Anselm Strauss).
Merton, Robert K. On Theoretical Sociology.
Merton, Robert K. Sociological Ambivalence and Other Essays.
Migdal, Joel. Strong Societies and Weak States.
Piaget, Jean. Structuralism.
Popper, Karl. The Poverty of Historicism.
Rochon, Thomas. Culture Moves.
Shils, Edward. The Constitution of Society.
Simmel, Georg. Georg Simmel on Individuality and Social Forms (ed. Donald N. Levine).
Taylor, Charles. Sources of the Self: The Making of the Modern Identity.
Valentine, Bettylou. Hustling and Other Hard Work.
Weber, Max. Economy and Society.
Weick, Karl. Sensemaking in Organizations.
---HONORABLE MENTIONS---
Berger, Bennett M. The Survival of a Counterculture?: Ideological Work and Everyday Life Among Rural Communards.
Berger, Peter L. Invitation to Sociology: A Humanistic Perspective.
Berger, Peter L., Brigitte Berger, and Hansfried Kellner. The Homeless Mind: Modernization and Consciousness.
Day, Sophie, Evthymios Papataxiarchis, and Michael Stewart (eds.). Lilies of the Field: Marginal People Who Live for the Moment.
Debord, Guy. Society of the Spectacle.
Douglas, Mary. How Institutions Think.
Durkheim, Émile. On Suicide.
Fromm, Erich. The Pathology of Normalcy.
Garfinkel, Harold. Studies in Ethnomethodology.
Goffman, Erving. Stigma: Notes on the Management of Spoiled Identity.
Goffman, Erving. Strategic Interaction.
Mannheim, Karl. Ideology & Utopia: An Introduction to the Sociology of Knowledge.
Martin, John Levi. The Explanation of Social Action.
Sahlins, Marshall. Culture and Practical Reason.
Scheler, Max. On Feeling, Valuing, and Knowing.
Schlosser, Eric. Fast Food Nation: The Dark Side of the All-American Meal.
Schutz, Alfred. Phenomenology of the Social World.
Tarde, Gabriel. Gabriel Tarde on Communication & Social Influence: Selected Papers (ed. Terry N. Clark).
Vaughan, Diane. The Challenger Launch Decision: Risky Technology, Culture, and Deviance at NASA.
Voeten, Teun. Tunnel People.
Wagner-Pacifici, Robin. Theorizing the Standoff: Contingency in Action.
Weber, Max. From Max Weber: Essays in Sociology (ed. H.H. Gerth and C. Wright Mills).
Wilson, Edward O. The Social Conquest of Earth.
Zerubavel, Eviatar. The Elephant in the Room: Silence and Denial in Everyday Life.
---ADDITIONAL READING FOR SPECIALISTS & THE VERY INTERESTED---
Bourdieu, Pierre. Outline of a Theory of Practice.
Bourdieu, Pierre and Loďc J.D. Wacquant. An Invitation to Reflexive Sociology.
Davis, Roger J. and Osamu Ikeno (eds.). The Japanese Mind.
Doi, Takeo. The Anatomy of Self: The Individual Versus Society.
Durkheim, Émile. The Elementary Forms of Religious Life.
Mills, C. Wright. The Sociological Imagination.
Parsons, Talcott. The Social System.
Parsons, Talcott. Social Systems and the Evolution of Action Theory.

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PHILOSOPHY
---THE A-LIST---
Arendt, Hannah. The Life of the Mind.
Beaudrillard, Jean. Simulacra and Simulacrum.
Bennett, Bo. Logically Fallacious: The Ultimate Collection of over 300 Logical Fallacies.
Burns, Kevin. Eastern Philosophy: The Greatest Thinkers and Sages from Ancient to Modern Times.
Camus, Albert. The Myth of Sisyphus.
Cassirer, Ernst. An Essay on Man: An Introduction to a Philosophy of Human Culture.
Confucius. Analects.
De Beauvoir, Simone. The Ethics of Ambiguity.
Dewey, John. Experience and Nature.
Dewey, John. Human Nature and Conduct.
Empiricus, Sextus. Outlines of Pyrrhonism.
Epicurus. The Essential Epicurus (ed. Eugene O'Connor).
Heisig, James W., Thomas P. Kasulis, and John C. Maraldo (eds.). Japanese Philosophy: A Sourcebook.
Hume, David. The Essential Philosophical Works.
Husserl, Edmund. The Essential Husserl (ed. Donn Welton).
Jameson, Frederic. Postmodernism: Or, the Cultural Logic of Late Capitalism.
Kant, Immanuel. Basic Writings of Kant (ed. Allen W. Wood).
Lao Tzu. Tao te Ching.
Locke, John. An Essay Concerning Human Understanding.
Masao Abe. Zen and Western Thought.
May, Todd. A Significant Life.
Medina, José and David Wood (eds.). Truth: Engagements across Philosophical Traditions.
Plato. The Dialogues of Plato, Volume One (Good Time Classic Book Collection).
Sartre, Jean-Paul. Essays on Existentialism.
Saul, Jennifer Mather. Lying, Misleading, and What is Said: An Exploration in Philosophy of Language and in Ethics.
Schopenhauer, Arthur. The World as Will and Representation.
Wittgenstein, Ludwig. On Certainty.
---HONORABLE MENTIONS---
Alter, Robert (ed.). The Wisdom Books: Job, Proverbs, and Ecclesiastes.
Angus, Ian. (Dis)figurations.
Anonymous. Dhammapada.
Aristotle. Nicomachean Ethics.
Aurelius, Marcus. Meditations.
Barrett, William. Irrational Man.
Bauman, Zygmunt. Liquid Modernity.
Bauman, Zygmunt. Postmodern Ethics.
Bauman, Zygmunt and Leonidas Donskis. Moral Blindness: The Loss of Sensitivity in Liquid Modernity.
Chesterton, G.K. Orthodoxy.
Cicero, Marcus Tullius. De Officiis.
Cicero, Marcus Tullius. On Moral Ends.
Comte, Auguste. Auguste Comte and Positivism: The Essential Writings (ed. Gertrud Lenzer).
Descartes, Rene. Key Philosophical Writings.
Eco, Umberto. Serendipities: Language and Lunacy.
Epictetus. Discourses, Fragments, Handbook.
Feuer, Lewis S. Ideology and the Ideologists.
Martin, Luther H., Huck Gutman, and Patrick H. Hutton (eds.). Technologies of the Self: A Seminar with Michel Foucault.
Nietzsche, Friedrich. Basic Writings of Nietzsche (ed. Walter Kaufmann).
Nietzsche, Friedrich. Thus Spoke Zarathustra.
Rancičre, Jacques. The Ignorant Schoolmaster: Five Lessons in Intellectual Emancipation.
Rancičre, Jacques. The Philosopher and His Poor.
Ricoeur, Paul. Oneself as Another.
Rorty, Richard. Contingency, Irony, and Solidarity.
Rorty, Richard. Philosophy and the Mirror of Nature.
Rorty, Richard. Truth and Progress.
Sartre, Jean-Paul. Being and Nothingness.
Sartre, Jean-Paul. The Imaginary.
Scheler, Max. Formalism in Ethics and Non-Formal Ethics of Values.
Schopenhauer, Arthur. On the Basis of Morality.
Siderits, Mark. Buddhism as Philosophy: An Introduction.
Sloterdijk, Peter. Critique of Cynical Reason.
Smith, Adam. Theory of Moral Sentiments.
Solomon, Robert C. From Hegel to Existentialism.
Watts, Alan. The Way of Zen.
Williams, Paul, Anthony Tribe, and Alexander Wynne. Buddhist Thought: A Complete Introduction to the Indian Tradition.
---ADDITIONAL READING FOR SPECIALISTS & THE VERY INTERESTED---
Cage, John. Silence.
Dennett, Daniel. Freedom Evolves.
Derrida, Jacques. Writing and Difference.
Eihei Dogen. Shobogenzo (ed. Kazuaki Tanahashi).
Foucault, Michel. The Courage of Truth.
Foucault, Michel. The Government of Self and Others.
Foucault, Michel. The Hermeneutics of the Subject.
Frege, Gottlob. The Frege Reader (ed. Michael Beaney).
Fromm, Erich. Man for Himself.
Hakuin Ekaku. Wild Ivy: The Spiritual Autobiography of Zen Master Hakuin.
Horkheimer, Max and Theodor Adorno. The Dialectic of Enlightenment.
Mill, John Stuart. A System of Logic.
Mouffe, Chantal (ed.). Deconstruction and Pragmatism.
Read, Carveth. Logic, Deductive and Inductive.

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POLITICAL WRITINGS
---THE A-LIST---
Appiah, Kwame Anthony. Cosmopolitanism: Ethics in a World of Strangers.
Arendt, Hannah. Between Past and Future.
Arendt, Hannah. The Human Condition.
Arendt, Hannah. On Revolution.
Arendt, Hannah. Responsibility and Judgment.
Ash, Timothy Garton. The Magic Lantern.
Barbour, Floyd B. (ed.). The Black Power Revolt.
Berlin, Isaiah. Four Essays on Liberty.
Camus, Albert. The Rebel: An Essay on Man in Revolt.
Camus, Albert. Resistance, Rebellion, and Death.
Carmichael, Stokely and Charles V. Hamilton. Black Power: The Politics of Liberation in America.
Césaire, Aimé. Discourse on Colonialism.
Christman, John. The Politics of Persons: Individual Autonomy and Socio-historical Selves.
Cloward, Richard and Frances Fox Piven. Poor People's Movements.
Dewey, John. The Public and its Problems.
Dewiel, Boris. Democracy: A History of Ideas.
Du Bois, W.E.B. The Souls of Black Folk.
Evans, Brad and Henry A. Giroux. Disposable Futures: The Seduction of Violence in the Age of Spectacle.
Fanon, Frantz. The Wretched of the Earth.
Foucault, Michel. The Politics of Truth.
Goldfarb, Jeffrey C. Civility and Subversion: The Intellectual in Democratic Society.
Goldfarb, Jeffrey C. The Cynical Society: The Culture of Politics and the Politics of Culture in American Life.
Goldfarb, Jeffrey C. The Persistence of Freedom: The Sociological Implications of Polish Student Theater.
Gramsci, Antonio. Selections from Prison Notebooks.
Havel, Vaclav. The Power of the Powerless.
King Jr., Martin Luther. Why We Can't Wait.
King Jr., Martin Luther. Where Do We Go from Here.
Laclau, Ernesto and Chantal Mouffe. Hegemony and Socialist Strategy: Towards a Radical Democratic Politics.
Lefort, Claude. Complications: Communism and the Dilemmas of Democracy.
Mayer, Jane. The Dark Side: The Inside Story of How the War on Terror Turned into a War on American Ideals.
Milosz, Czeslaw. The Captive Mind.
Morris, Benny. Righteous Victims: A History of the Zionist-Arab Conflict, 1881-2001.
Mouffe, Chantal. Agonistics: Thinking the World Politically.
Mouffe, Chantal. The Return of the Political.
Nepstad, Sharon Erickson. Nonviolent Revolutions: Civil Resistance in the Late 20th Century.
Orwell, George. A Collection of Essays.
Plato. The Republic.
Rawls, John. A Theory of Justice.
Rousseau, Jean-Jacques. The Basic Political Writings.
Said, Edward. Culture and Imperialism.
Sandel, Michael J. Liberalism and the Limits of Justice.
Sennett, Richard. The Corrosion of Character: The Personal Consequences of Work in the New Capitalism.
Sennett, Richard. The Culture of the New Capitalism.
Sennett, Richard. The Uses of Disorder.
Sennett, Richard and Jonathan Cobb. The Hidden Injuries of Class.
Sharp, Gene. The Politics of Nonviolent Action.
Simmel, Georg. The Philosophy of Money.
Skinner, Quentin. Liberty before Liberalism.
Skowronek, Stephen and Matthew Glassman (eds.). Formative Acts: American Politics in the Making.
Stout, Jeffrey. Democracy and Tradition.
Tucker, Robert C. (ed.). The Marx-Engels Reader.
Woodly, Deva. The Politics of Common Sense: How Social Movements Use Public Discourse to Change Politics and Win Acceptance.
Wrong, Dennis. The Problem of Order: What Unites and Divides Society.
---HONORABLE MENTIONS---
Adorno, Theodor. Minima Moralia: Reflections on a Damaged Life.
Arendt, Hannah. On Violence.
Arendt, Hannah. The Origins of Totalitarianism.
Aristotle. Politics.
Bakunin, Mikhail. Statism and Anarchy.
Balibar, Étienne. Equaliberty.
Balibar, Étienne. On the Dictatorship of the Proletariat.
Bobbio, Norberto. Liberalism and Democracy.
Boltanski, Luc and Eve Chiapello. The New Spirit of Capitalism.
Bottici, Chiara. Imaginal Politics: Images beyond Imagination and the Imaginary.
Camus, Albert. Camus at Combat: Writing 1944-1947 (ed. Jacqueline Lévi-Valensi).
Carlson, Jon D. and Russell Arben Fox (eds.). The State of Nature in Comparative Political Thought: Western and Non-Western Perspectives.
Cassirer, Ernst. The Myth of the State.
Chekhov, Anton. Sakhalin Island.
Cummings, E.E. The Enormous Room.
Dahl, Robert A. Democracy and its Critics.
Dahl, Robert A. Polyarchy: Participation and Opposition.
Davis, Angela Y. The Meaning of Freedom and Other Difficult Dialogues.
Derrida, Jacques. The Politics of Friendship.
Foucault, Michel. Discipline & Punish: The Birth of the Prison.
Friedman, Milton. Capitalism and Freedom.
Fromm, Erich. Escape from Freedom.
Goldfarb, Jeffrey C. The Politics of Small Things: The Power of the Powerless in Dark Times.
Goldfarb, Jeffrey C. Reinventing Political Culture.
Gorz, André. Critique of Economic Reason.
Graeber, David. Fragments of an Anarchist Anthropology.
Graeber, David. Revolutions in Reverse: Essays on Politics, Violence, Art, and Imagination.
Kropotkin, Peter. The Conquest of Bread and Other Writings.
Laclau, Ernesto. Emancipation(s).
Laclau, Ernesto. On Populist Reason.
Lenin, Vladimir. Essential Works of Lenin: "What Is to Be Done?" and Other Writings (ed. Henry M. Christman).
Locke, John. Second Treatise of Government.
Marcuse, Herbert. Eros and Civilization: A Philosophical Inquiry into Freud.
Marcuse, Herbert. An Essay on Liberation.
Matynia, Elzbieta. Performative Democracy.
Mayer, Arno J. The Furies: Violence and Terror in the French and Russian Revolutions.
Memmi, Albert. The Colonizer and the Colonized.
Mill, John Stuart. On Liberty.
Mill, John Stuart. Utilitarianism.
Moore Jr., Barrington. Injustice: The Social Bases of Obedience and Revolt.
Moore Jr., Barrington. Moral Aspects of Economic Growth and Other Essays.
Moore Jr., Barrington. Reflections on the Causes of Human Misery and upon Certain Proposals to Eliminate Them.
Poggi, Gianfranco. The State: Its Nature, Development, and Prospects.
Putnam, Robert D. Making Democracy Work: Civic Traditions in Modern Italy.
Rancičre, Jacques. Hatred of Democracy.
Sandel, Michael J. What Money Can't Buy: The Moral Limits of Markets.
Schmitt, Carl. The Concept of the Political.
Scott, James C. The Art of Not Being Governed: An Anarchist History of Upland Southeast Asia.
Scott, James C. Domination and the Arts of Resistance: Hidden Transcripts.
Scott, James C. Seeing Like a State: How Certain Schemes to Improve the Human Condition Have Failed.
Walzer, Michael. Obligations: Essays on Disobedience, War, and Citizenship.
Walzer, Michael. Politics and Passion: Toward a More Egalitarian Liberalism.
Wolff, Richard D. Democracy at Work: A Cure for Capitalism.
Woodcock, George. Anarchism.
---ADDITIONAL READING FOR SPECIALISTS & THE VERY INTERESTED---
Bastiat, Frédéric. The Law.
Harrington, Michael. Socialism (1989/2011).
Hegel, G.W.F. Philosophy of Right.
May, Todd. The Political Philosophy of Poststructuralist Anarchism.
McAdam, Doug, John D. McCarthy, and Mayer N. Zald (eds.). Comparative Perspectives on Social Movements: Political Opportunities, Mobilizing Structures, and Cultural Framings.
Morris, Aldon D. and Carol McClurg Mueller (eds.). Frontiers in Social Movement Theory.
Nozick, Robert. Anarchy, State, and Utopia.
Roitman, Janet. Anti-Crisis.
Schumpeter, Joseph. Capitalism, Socialism, and Democracy.
Smith, Adam. The Wealth of Nations.

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LANGUAGE, SEMIOTICS, MEDIA, & COMMUNICATION
---THE A-LIST---
Aristotle. Rhetoric.
Austin, J.L. How to Do Things with Words.
Barthes, Roland. Criticism and Truth.
Barthes, Roland. Mythologies.
Barthes, Roland. S/Z: An Essay.
Bizzell, Patricia and Bruce Herzberg (eds.). The Rhetorical Tradition: Readings from Classical Times to the Present.
Corbin, Carol (ed.). Rhetoric in Postmodern America: Conversations with Michael Calvin McGee.
Derrida, Jacques. Dissemination.
Derrida, Jacques. Of Grammatology.
De Saussure, Ferdinand. Course in General Linguistics.
Eco, Umberto. The Limits of Interpretation.
Eco, Umberto. The Role of the Reader: Explorations in the Semiotics of Texts.
Finkelstein, David and Alistair McCleery (eds.). The Book History Reader.
Hirschman, Albert O. The Rhetoric of Reaction: Perversity, Futility, Jeopardy.
Innis, Robert. E. (ed.). Semiotics: An Introductory Anthology.
Jaworski, Adam and Nikolas Coupland (eds.). The Discourse Reader.
Jonsen, Albert R. and Stephen Toulmin. The Abuse of Casuistry: A History of Moral Reasoning.
Laclau, Ernesto. The Rhetorical Foundations of Society.
Langer, Susanne K. Philosophy in a New Key.
Lucaites, John L., Celeste Michelle Condit, and Sally Caudill (eds.). Contemporary Rhetorical Theory: A Reader.
McLuhan, Marshall. Understanding Media: The Extensions of Man.
Ong, Walter J. Orality and Literacy.
Ricoeur, Paul. The Conflict of Interpretations.
Ricoeur, Paul. From Text to Action.
Toulmin, Stephen. The Uses of Argument.
Wittgenstein, Ludwig. Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus.
Wittgenstein, Ludwig. Philosophical Investigations.
---HONORABLE MENTIONS---
Bakhtin, Mikhail. The Dialogic Imagination.
Bakhtin, Mikhail. Rabelais and His World.
Bernays, Edward L. Propaganda.
Bourdieu, Pierre. Language & Symbolic Power.
Clark, Gregory. Rhetorical Landscapes in America: Variations on a Theme from Kenneth Burke.
Couldry, Nick, Andreas Hepp, and Friedrich Krotz (eds.). Media Events in a Global Age.
Eco, Umberto. The Search for the Perfect Language.
Fisher, Walter R. Human Communication as Narration: Toward a Philosophy of Reason, Value, and Action.
Hariman, Robert and John L. Lucaites. No Caption Needed: Iconic Photographs, Public Culture, and Liberal Democracy.
Herrick, James A. The History and Theory of Rhetoric: An Introduction.
Nuccetelli, Susana and Gary Seay (eds.). Philosophy of Language: The Central Topics.
Said, Edward W. Covering Islam: How the Media and the Experts Determine How We See the Rest of the World.
Tannen, Deborah (ed.). Coherence in Spoken and Written Discourse.
---ADDITIONAL READING FOR SPECIALISTS & THE VERY INTERESTED---
Alexander, Jeffrey C., Dominik Bartmanski, and Bernhard Giesen (eds.). Iconic Power: Materiality and Meaning in Social Life.
Bowers, John W., Donovan J. Ochs, and Richard J. Jensen. The Rhetoric of Agitation and Control.
Burke, Kenneth. A Grammar of Motives.
Burke, Kenneth. A Rhetoric of Motives.
Derrida, Jacques. Limited, Inc.
Eicher-Catt, Deborah and Isaac E. Catt. Communicology: The New Science of Embodied Discourse.
Fahnestock, Jeanne. Rhetorical Style: The Uses of Language in Persuasion.
Foss, Sonja K., Karen A. Foss, and Robert Trapp. Contemporary Perspectives on Rhetoric.
Kripke, Saul. Naming and Necessity.
Morris III, Charles E. and Stephen H. Browne (eds.). Readings on the Rhetoric of Social Protest.
Richards, I.A. The Philosophy of Rhetoric.
Rickert, Thomas. Ambient Rhetoric: The Attunements of Rhetorical Being.
Ricoeur, Paul. Interpretation Theory: Discourse and the Surplus of Meaning.

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HISTORY, HISTORICAL SOCIOLOGY, & ANCIENT ANTHROPOLOGY
---THE A-LIST---
Backhouse, Roger E. The Ordinary Business of Life: A History of Economics from the Ancient World to the Twenty-First Century.
Beard, Mary. S.P.Q.R.: A History of Ancient Rome.
Bogucki, Peter. The Origins of Human Society.
Bowersock, G.W., Peter Brown, and Oleg Grabar (eds.). Late Antiquity: A Guide to the Postclassical World.
Brown, Peter. The World of Late Antiquity.
Crossan, John Dominic. The Historical Jesus: The Life of a Mediterranean Jewish Peasant.
Diamond, Jared. Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies.
Doyle, William. The Oxford History of the French Revolution.
Doyle, William (ed.). The Oxford Handbook of the Ancien Régime.
Earle, Timothy. How Chiefs Come to Power: The Political Economy in Prehistory.
Flannery, Kent and Joyce Marcus. The Creation of Inequality: How Our Prehistoric Ancestors Set the Stage for Monarchy, Slavery, and Empire.
Foucault, Michel. The Archaeology of Knowledge and the Discourse on Language.
Foucault, Michel. The Order of Things.
Giddens, Anthony. The Consequences of Modernity.
Heehs, Peter. Writing the Self: Diaries, Memoirs, and the History of the Self.
Hobsbawm, Eric. The Age of Revolution: 1789-1848.
Hobsbawm, Eric. The Age of Capital: 1848-1875.
Hobsbawm, Eric. The Age of Empire: 1875-1914.
Le Goff, Jacques. Medieval Civilization 400-1500.
Mann, Michael. The Sources of Social Power, Volume 1: A History of Power from the Beginning to AD 1760.
Morris, Colin. The Discovery of the Individual 1050-1200.
North, Douglass C. Structure and Change in Economic History.
Ochsenwald, William and Sydney Nettleton Fisher. The Middle East: A History.
Parker, Charles H. and Jerry H. Bentley (eds.). Between the Middle Ages and Modernity: Individual and Community in the Early Modern World.
Perelman, Michael. The Invention of Capitalism: Classical Political Economy and the Secret History of Primitive Accumulation.
Polanyi, Karl. The Great Transformation: The Political and Economic Origins of Our Time.
Priestland, David. The Red Flag: A History of Communism.
Robinson, Eric W. (ed.). Ancient Greek Democracy: Readings and Sources.
Sennett, Richard. The Fall of Public Man.
Spruyt, Hendrik. The Sovereign State and its Competitors.
Van de Mieroop, Marc. A History of the Ancient Near East ca. 3000 - 323 BC.
Wenke, Robert J. Patterns in Prehistory: Humankind's First Three Million Years.
---HONORABLE MENTIONS---
Allen, Mark W. and Terry L. Jones (eds.). Violence and Warfare among Hunter-Gatherers.
Avari, Burjor. India: The Ancient Past: A History of the Indian Sub-Continent from c. 7000 BC to AD 1200.
Bang, Peter Fibiger and Walter Scheidel (eds.). The Oxford Handbook of the State in the Ancient Near East and Mediterranean.
Brakke, David, Michael L. Satlow, and Steven Weitzman (eds.). Religion and the Self in Antiquity.
Davies, Norman. Europe: A History.
Finkelstein, Israel and Neil Asher Silberman. The Bible Unearthed.
Hale, John. The Civilization of Europe in the Renaissance.
Kemp, Barry J. Ancient Egypt: Anatomy of a Civilisation.
Kessler, Rainer. The Social History of Ancient Israel.
Li Feng. Early China: A Social and Cultural History.
Miller, Robert J. The Complete Gospels.
Moore Jr., Barrington. Social Origins of Dictatorship and Democracy: Lord and Peasant in the Making of the Modern World.
Morris, Ian and Walter Scheidel (eds.). The Dynamics of Ancient Empires: State Power from Assyria to Byzantium.
Ober, Josiah. Athenian Legacies: Essays on the Politics of Going On Together.
O'Brien, Patrick (ed.). Atlas of World History.
Naylor, Phillip C. North Africa: A History from Antiquity to the Present.
Sanders, E.P. The Historical Figure of Jesus.
Starr, Chester G. A History of the Ancient World.
Wright, Ronald. A Short History of Progress.
---ADDITIONAL READING FOR SPECIALISTS & THE VERY INTERESTED---
Demarest, Arthur A. and Geoffrey W. Conrad (eds.). Ideology and Pre-Columbian Civilizations.
Ginsberg, Louis (ed.). The Prophets: Nevi'im.
Habermas, Jürgen. The Structural Transformation of the Public Sphere: An Inquiry into a Category of Bourgeois Society.
Hodgson, Geoffrey M. Conceptualizing Capitalism: Institutions, Evolution, Future.
Le Goff, Jacques. Money and the Middle Ages.
Masson, Marilyn A. and David A. Freidel (eds.). Ancient Maya Political Economies.
Thucydides. The Peloponnesian War.
Wilk, Richard R. and Lisa C. Cliggett. Economies and Cultures: Foundations of Economic Anthropology.

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OTHER
including literature

---THE A-LIST---
Adams, Richard. Shardik.
Andersen, Mark and Mark Jenkins. Dance of Days: Two Decades of Punk in the Nation's Capital.
Ballard, J.G. Concrete Island.
Bellow, Saul. Herzog.
Bradbury, Ray. Fahrenheit 451.
Burgess, Anthony. A Clockwork Orange.
Camus, Albert. Exile and the Kingdom.
Camus, Albert. The Fall.
Chesterton, G.K. The Man who Was Thursday.
DeLillo, Don. White Noise.
Dostoevsky, Fyodor. Crime and Punishment.
Dostoevsky, Fyodor. Notes from Underground.
Hawking, Stephen. A Brief History of Time.
Kafka, Franz. The Metamorphosis and Other Stories.
Kafka, Franz. The Trial.
Melville, Herman. Billy Budd, Sailor.
Milosz, Czeslaw. Native Realm.
Orwell, George. 1984.
Orwell, George. Animal Farm.
Reynolds, Simon. Rip It Up and Start Again: Postpunk 1978-1984.
Roth, Philip. American Pastoral.
Roth, Philip. The Human Stain.
Roth, Philip. Indignation.
Rousseau, Jean-Jacques. Confessions (Oxford World Classics edition).
Rousseau, Jean-Jacques. Reveries of a Solitary Walker.
Sartre, Jean-Paul. Nausea.
Vonnegut, Kurt. Cat's Cradle.
Vonnegut, Kurt. Slaughterhouse Five.
Zamyatin, Yevgeny. We.
---HONORABLE MENTIONS---
Euripides. Ten Plays by Euripides.
Fortey, Richard. Life: A Natural History of the First Four Billion Years of Life on Earth.
Harrington, Philip S. Star Watch: The Amateur Astronomer's Guide to Finding, Observing, and Learning about Over 125 Celestial Objects.
Hermes, Will. Love Goes to Buildings on Fire: Five Years in New York that Changed Music Forever.
Quaranta, Domenico. Troika.
Tattersall, Ian. The Last Human: A Guide to Twenty-Two Species of Extinct Humans.

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II. LISTENING

JAZZ
traditional & progressive forms of bop, hard bop, post-bop, & modal jazz

---THE A-LIST---
Blakey, Art/Jazz Messengers. A Night in Tunisia (1957). (NR)
Blakey, Art/Jazz Messengers. Mosaic. (NR)
Blakey, Art/Jazz Messengers. Art Blakey!!!!! Jazz Messengers!!!!! (NR)
Blakey, Art/Jazz Messengers. Free for All. (NR)
Brown, Clifford/Max Roach. Clifford Brown and Max Roach (1954). (NR)
Brown Jr., Oscar. Sin & Soul. (NR)
Brubeck, Dave. Time Out. (NR)
Burton, Gary. Duster. (NR)
Chapin, Thomas. Insomnia. (NR)
Coleman, Ornette. The Shape of Jazz to Come. (5.0)
Coltrane, John. Giant Steps. (NR)
Coltrane, John. My Favorite Things. (5.0)
Coltrane, John. Africa/Brass. (5.0)
Coltrane, John. Live at Birdland. (NR)
Coltrane, John. A Love Supreme. (5.0)
Coltrane, John. The Africa Brass Sessions, Vol. 2. (5.0)
Coltrane, John/Johnny Hartman. John Coltrane and Johnny Hartman. (NR)
Davis, Miles. Kind of Blue. (NR)
Davis, Miles. Miles Smiles. (5.0)
Germanson, Rick. Live at Small's. (NR)
Green, Grant. Idle Moments. (NR)
Green, Grant. Solid! (NR)
Green, Grant. Matador. (NR)
Green, Grant. Nigeria. (NR)
Guaraldi, Vince. A Charlie Brown Christmas. (NR)
Hancock, Herbie. Maiden Voyage. (5.0)
Hancock, Herbie. Speak Like a Child. (NR)
Henderson, Joe. Inner Urge. (4.5)
Hubbard, Freddie. The Artistry of Freddie Hubbard. (NR)
Jamal, Ahmad. The Awakening. (NR)
La Roca, Pete. Basra. (5.0)
La Roca, Pete. Turkish Women at the Bath. (NR)
Also available as Bliss! under Chick Corea's name.
Lewis, John/Sacha Distel. Afternoon in Paris. (NR)
Lloyd, Charles. Wild Man Dance. (5.0)
McLean, Jackie. Let Freedom Ring. (NR)
McLean, Jackie. Destination Out! (NR)
McLean, Jackie. Demon's Dance. (NR)
McLean, Jackie. Jacknife. (NR)
Mingus, Charles. Pithecanthropus Erectus. (4.0)
Mingus, Charles. Mingus Ah Um (reissue w/full versions & bonus tracks). (5.0)
Monk, Thelonious. Genius of Modern Music, Volume One (LP version). (NR)
Monk, Thelonious. Genius of Modern Music, Volume Two. (NR)
Monk, Thelonious. Thelonious Monk Trio (aka The High Priest, aka Monk's Moods). (4.5)
Monk, Thelonious. The Thelonious Monk Orchestra at Town Hall. (5.0)
Montgomery, Wes. The Incredible Jazz Guitar of Wes Montgomery. (NR)
The Next Collective. Cover Art. (NR)
Payton, Nicholas. Into the Blue. (NR)
Previte, Bobby/The New Bump. Set the Alarm for Monday. (NR)
Prince Lasha. The Cry! (NR)
Ragab, Salah. Unreleased Egyptian Jazz. (4.0)
Roach, Max. We Insist! Max Roach's Freedom Now Suite. (5.0)
Roach, Max. The Max Roach Trio Featuring the Legendary Hasaan/Drums Unlimited. (5.0)
Rollins, Sonny. East Broadway Run Down. (4.5)
Saxton, Bill. Beneath the Surface. (NR)
Shorter, Wayne. Second Genesis. (NR)
Shorter, Wayne. JuJu. (5.0)
Shorter, Wayne. Etcetera. (NR)
Silver, Horace. Song for My Father. (NR)
Tolliver, Charles. The Ringer. (NR)
Tyner, McCoy. The Real McCoy. (NR)
Tyner, McCoy. Expansions. (NR)
Tyner, McCoy. Sahara. (NR)
Tyner, McCoy. Horizon. (5.0)
Various artists. African Rhythms: Afro-centric Homages to a Spiritual Homeland (Blue Note Explosion series). (NR)
---HONORABLE MENTIONS---
Adderley, Cannonball. In New York. (NR)
Adderley, Cannonball. Mercy, Mercy, Mercy! (NR)
Adderley, Nat. Naturally! (NR)
Alexander, Monty. Harlem-Kingston Express. (NR)
Avital, Omer. Room to Grow. (NR)
Bey, Faruq Z./Northwoods Improvisers. 19 Moons. (4.5)
Bey, Faruq Z./Northwoods Improvisers. Rwanda. (NR)
Bey, Faruq Z./Northwoods Improvisers. Infa'a. (NR)
Bey, Faruq Z./Northwoods Improvisers. Journey into the Valley. (NR)
Brown, Clifford. The Beginning and the End. (NR)
Brown Jr., Oscar. Between Heaven and Hell. (NR)
Coltrane, John. Coltrane Plays the Blues. (NR)
Coltrane, John. Coltrane (1962). (4.5)
Coltrane, John. Ballads. (NR)
Coltrane, John. Crescent. (NR)
Coltrane, John. The John Coltrane Quartet Plays... (NR)
Corea, Chick. Inner Space (version w/8 tracks). (NR)
Coryell, Larry. Spaces Revisited. (NR)
Davis, Miles. Milestones. (NR)
Davis, Miles. Sketches of Spain. (NR)
Davis, Miles. Sorcerer. (NR)
Dickerson, Walt. To My Queen. (NR)
Ellington, Duke. Far East Suite. (NR)
Ellington, Duke. The Afro-Eurasian Eclipse. (NR)
El'Zabar, Kahil/Ritual Trio. Renaissance of the Resistance. (NR)
El'Zabar, Kahil/Ritual Trio. Live at the River East Art Center. (NR)
Epstein, Peter/Scott Colley/Peter Erskine. Old School. (NR)
Ervin, Booker. The In Between. (NR)
Evans, Gil. The Individualism of Gil Evans (CD reissue w/bonus tracks). (NR)
Flanagan, Tommy/John Coltrane/Kenny Burrell/Idrees Sulieman. The Cats. (NR)
Getz, Stan. Sweet Rain. (NR)
Getz, Stan. Captain Marvel. (NR)
Hamilton, Chico. Man from Two Worlds. (NR)
Hancock, Herbie. Empyrean Isles. (NR)
Hancock, Herbie. The Prisoner. (NR)
Handy, John. The 2nd John Handy Album. (4.0)
Handy, John. Recorded Live at the Monterey Jazz Festival (reissue w/3 tracks). (NR)
Henderson, Joe. Power to the People. (NR)
Henderson, Joe. The Elements. (NR)
Hutcherson, Bobby. Live at Montreux. (NR)
Jamal, Ahmad. At the Pershing: But Not for Me. (NR)
Jamal, Ahmad. Live at the Montreal Jazz Festival 1985. (NR)
Jarrett, Keith. The Survivors' Suite. (NR)
Jordan, Clifford. In the World. (NR)
Land, Harold. Eastward Ho! Harold Land in New York. (NR)
Lateef, Yusef. Eastern Sounds. (NR)
Lightcap, Chris. Lay-Up. (NR)
Lightcap, Chris/Bigmouth. Deluxe. (NR)
Lindner, Jason. Live: UK. (NR)
Lindner, Jason. Live at the Jazz Gallery. (NR)
Mobley, Hank. Roll Call. (NR)
Mobley, Hank. Thinking of Home. (NR)
Monk, Thelonious. Brilliant Corners. (NR)
Pass, Joe. Sounds of Synanon. (NR)
Reinhardt, Django. Bruxelles 1947 Paris 1951-1952-1953. (NR)
Reinhardt, Django. Nuages: Jazz in Paris. (NR)
Reinhardt, Django. In Solitaire: Complete Recordings for Solo Guitar. (NR)
Rosenwinkel, Kurt. Heartcore. (NR)
Scott, Christian. Christian Atunde Adjuah. (NR)
Shaw, Woody. Little Red's Fantasy. (NR)
Shepik, Brad. Across the Way. (NR)
Squirrel Nut Zippers. Hot. (NR)
Tapscott, Horace. Aiee! The Phantom. (NR)
Vitous, Miroslav. Universal Syncopations. (NR)
Walter, Justin. Stars. (NR)
Weiss, David. The Mirror. (NR)
Various artists. Jazz Underground: Live at Smalls. (NR)

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MORE JAZZ
avant-garde, free, & spiritual jazz, as well as crosses with world musics

---THE A-LIST---
Abercrombie, John/Dave Holland/Jack DeJohnette. Gateway. (NR)
Art Ensemble of Chicago. Bap-tizum. (NR)
The Bad Plus. Suspicious Activity? (4.5)
The Bad Plus. The Rite of Spring. (4.0)
Blythe, Arthur. The Grip. (NR)
Cherry, Don. Complete Communion. (NR)
Cherry, Don. Brown Rice (aka Don Cherry). (NR)
Coltrane, John. Ascension (CD reissue w/two takes). (NR)
Gale, Eddie. Ghetto Music. (4.0)
Garrick, Michael. Moonscape. (NR)
Ghania, Mahmoud/Pharoah Sanders. The Trance of Seven Colors. (5.0)
Hasidic New Wave. Kabalogy. (NR)
Hill, Andrew. Compulsion!!!!! (NR)
Hill, Andrew. Judgment! (NR)
Holland, Dave. Conference of the Birds. (NR)
Hutcherson, Bobby. Now! (5.0)
Lateef, Yusef. Live at Pep's (CD reissue). (NR)
Lloyd, Charles. Sangam. (NR)
Masada. Beit. (NR)
Masada. Live at Tonic 2001. (NR)
Miller, Lloyd & The Heliocentrics. Lloyd Miller & The Heliocentrics (aka (OST)). (5.0)
Old and New Dreams. Old and New Dreams (ECM Records). (NR)
Ra, Sun. Nothing Is. (NR)
Ra, Sun. Sound of Joy. (NR)
Ra, Sun. Outer Spaceways Incorporated. (NR)
Sanders, Pharoah. Tauhid. (4.0)
Sanders, Pharoah. Jewels of Thought. (5.0)
Sanders, Pharoah. Karma. (NR)
Sanders, Pharoah. Black Unity. (NR)
Sanders, Pharoah. Izipho Zam. (5.0)
Sharrock, Sonny. Ask the Ages. (NR)
Taylor, Cecil. Air. (NR)
Outtakes from The World of Cecil Taylor. There is another album called Air that actually is The World of Cecil Taylor.
Various artists. Jazz Meets Africa. (NR)
Various artists. Jazz Meets Asia. (NR)
Various artists. Jazz Meets the World. (4.0)
---HONORABLE MENTIONS---
Anderson, Fred/Hamid Drake. Back Together Again. (NR)
The Bad Plus. Prog. (NR)
The Bad Plus. Made Possible. (NR)
The Bad Plus. Inevitable Western. (NR)
Brötzmann, Peter. Machine Gun. (NR)
Burrell, Dave. Momentum. (NR)
Coltrane, John. Meditations. (4.5)
Corea, Chick. Now He Sings, Now He Sobs (reissue w/bonus tracks). (NR)
Darriau, Matt/Paradox Trio. Flying at a Slant. (NR)
Darriau, Matt/Paradox Trio. Gambit. (NR)
Donarier, Matthieu/Ensemble Shanbehzadeh. Zar: Jazz & Music from South Iran. (NR)
DKV Trio. Live in Wels & Chicago, 1998. (NR)
Fire! You Liked Me Five Minutes Ago. (NR)
Friedlander, Erik. Grains of Paradise. (NR)
Griot Galaxy. Opus Krampus. (NR)
Hakmoun, Hassan/Don Cherry. Gift of the Gnawa. (NR)
Hebden, Kieran/Steve Reid/Mats Gustafsson. Live at the South Bank. (NR)
The Indian Core. The Indian Core. (NR)
Iyer, Vijay. Panoptic Modes. (NR)
Kloss, Eric. One, Two, Free. (NR)
Lounge Lizards. The Lounge Lizards. (NR)
Lounge Lizards. Voice of Chunk. (NR)
Lounge Lizards. Queen of All Ears. (NR)
Maneri, Joe. Paniots Nine. (NR)
McLaughlin, John. My Goal's Beyond. (NR)
Motian, Paul. Conception Vessel. (NR)
Northwoods Improvisers. Lightning Darkness. (NR)
Parker, William. Double Sunrise over Neptune. (NR)
Parker, William/Hamid Drake. Summer Snow. (NR)
Rashanim. The Gathering. (NR)
Rivers, Sam. Hues. (NR)
Russell, George. Electronic Sonata for Souls Loved by Nature. (NR)
Sexmob. Dime Grind Palace. (NR)
Sharp, Elliott. Fractal. (4.0)
Shepp, Archie. Four for Trane. (NR)
Shepp, Archie. Phat Jam in Milano. (NR)
Shepp, Archie/Bill Dixon. Archie Shepp/Bill Dixon Quartet (aka Peace). (NR)
Shepp, Archie/Dar Gnawa. Kindred Spirits, Vol. 1. (NR)
Sounds of Liberation. Sounds of Liberation. (NR)
Sparks, Tim. At the Rebbe's Table. (NR)
Spiegel, Ray. Raga Jazz. (NR)
Tapscott, Horace. The Giant Is Awakened. (NR)
Tapscott, Horace. The Call. (NR)
The Thing. Boot! (4.0)
Vitous, Miroslav. Mountain in the Clouds. (NR)
Various artists. Spiritual Jazz: Esoteric, Modal + Deep Jazz from the Underground 1968-77. (4.5)
Various artists. The Sun Ra Arkestra Meets Salah Ragab in Egypt. (NR)

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FUSION/JAZZ-ROCK
---THE A-LIST---
Adderley, Cannonball. The Best of Cannonball Adderley: The Capitol Years.
Astatke, Mulatu. Ethio Jazz. (NR)
Clarke, Stanley. Stanley Clarke. (NR)
Clarke, Stanley. School Days. (4.0)
Cline, Nels. Silencer. (NR)
Cline, Nels/Nels Cline Singers. Instrumentals. (4.5)
Cobham, Billy. Spectrum 40 Live. (NR)
Coryell, Larry. Planet End. (4.0)
Davis, Miles. Bitches Brew. (4.5)
Davis, Miles. Live-Evil. (NR)
Davis, Miles. Get Up with It. (4.5)
Davis, Miles. Pangaea. (4.0)
Davis, Miles. Dark Magus. (NR)
Eleventh House. Level One. (NR)
Krokofant. II. (NR)
Mahavishnu Orchestra. The Inner Mounting Flame. (5.0)
Mahavishnu Orchestra. Birds of Fire. (4.5)
Return to Forever. Hymn of the Seventh Galaxy. (5.0)
Weather Report. I Sing the Body Electric. (NR)
Weather Report. Mysterious Traveller. (4.5)
Weather Report. Sweetnighter. (NR)
Weather Report. Live in Berlin 1975. (NR)
Weather Report. Live and Unreleased. (NR)
Williams, Tony/Tony Williams Lifetime. Emergency! (5.0)
Williams, Tony/Tony Williams Lifetime. Turn It Over. (4.0)
Zappa, Frank. Hot Rats. (4.0)
Zappa, Frank. Waka/Jawaka. (NR)
Zappa, Frank/Mothers. The Grand Wazoo. (NR)
---HONORABLE MENTIONS---
Abercrombie, John/Dan Wall/Adam Nussbaum. While We're Young. (NR)
Auger, Brian/Oblivion Express. Brian Auger's Oblivion Express. (NR)
Bendian, Gregg/Jeff Gauthier/Steuart Liebig/G.E. Stinson. Bone Structure. (NR)
Blumenkranz, Shanir Ezra/Abraxas. Abraxas: Book of Angels, Volume 19. (NR)
Brecker Brothers. Brecker Brothers. (NR)
Cline, Nels/Nels Cline Singers. Macroscope. (NR)
Cobham, Billy. Total Eclipse. (NR)
Corea, Chick. The Vigil. (NR)
Coryell, Larry/Alphonse Mouzon. Back Together Again. (NR)
Electric Masada. 50th Birthday Celebration, Vol. 4. (NR)
Elephant9/Reine Fiske. Silver Mountain. (NR)
Hiromi. Another Mind. (NR)
Hiromi. Time Control. (NR)
James, Bob. One. (3.5)
James, Bob. "Westchester Lady." (NR)
Krokofant. Krokofant. (NR)
Levin, Tony/David Torn/Alan White. Levin Torn White. (NR)
Love Cry Want. Love Cry Want. (NR)
Mahavishnu Orchestra. The Lost Trident Sessions. (NR)
Radio Citizen. Hope and Despair. (NR)
Santana, Carlos/John McLaughlin. Love Devotion Surrender. (NR)
Spectrum Road. Spectrum Road. (NR)
Weather Report. Weather Report (1971). (4.0)
Weather Report. Live in Tokyo. (NR)
Weather Report. Forecast: Tomorrow. (NR)

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GENERAL PUNK
---THE A-LIST---
999. "Emergency." (NR)
Agent Orange. Living in Darkness. (4.5)
Alternative TV. "How Much Longer" b/w "You Bastard" (1977 version). (NR)
Alternative TV. "Life" b/w "Love Lies Limp." (NR)
Alternative TV. The Image Has Cracked. (5.0)
An expanded CD version of The Image Has Cracked includes the early singles.
Arctic Flowers. Arctic Flowers. (NR)
Arctic Flowers. Reveries. (NR)
Avengers. We Are the One. (4.0)
Available on the Avengers compilation.
Bags. "Survive" b/w "Babylonian Gorgon." (4.5)
Available on All Bagged Up.
Bikini Kill. Peel Sessions. (NR)
Bikini Kill. Yeah Yeah Yeah Yeah. (4.0)
Blondie. The Best of Blondie. (5.0)
Buzzcocks. Spiral Scratch. (5.0)
Buzzcocks. A Different Kind of Tension. (4.5)
Buzzcocks. Singles Going Steady. (5.0)
The Clash. Give 'Em Enough Rope. (4.0)
The Clash. The Clash (US). (5.0)
The Clash. London Calling. (5.0)
The Clash. Sandinista! (4.5)
The Clash. Combat Rock. (5.0)
The Clash. Super Black Market Clash. (5.0)
The Clash. Clash on Broadway. (5.0)
The Damned. Damned Damned Damned. (5.0)
Dead Boys. Young Loud and Snotty. (4.0)
Dils. "I Hate the Rich." (4.5)
Available on the Class War compilation.
Dils. Dils, Dils, Dils. (4.0)
The Estranged. Static Thoughts. (NR)
Generation X. "Your Generation" b/w "Day by Day. (5.0)
Generation X. Perfect Hits 1975 - 1981. (4.0)
Gorilla Angreb. Gorilla Angreb (compilation). (5.0)
Green Day. 1,000 Hours. (5.0)
Green Day. 39/Smooth. (5.0)
This early Green Day music is collected on 1,039/Smoothed Out Slappy Hours.
Green Day. Dookie. (4.5)
Mika Miko. C.Y.S.L.A.B.F. (NR)
Mika Miko. 666 (CD version). (NR)
Operation Ivy. Hectic. (4.0)
Operation Ivy. Energy. (5.0)
This Operation Ivy material is available on the Operation Ivy compilation.
The Pack. Brave New Soldiers. (4.0)
Available on The Complete Singles Collection.
Pretenders. The Pretenders. (4.5)
Ramones. Ramones. (5.0)
Ramones. Leave Home (original US version w/"Carbona Not Glue"). (5.0)
Ramones. Too Tough to Die. (4.0)
Ramones. Ramones Mania. (4.5)
Ramones. Loco Live. (5.0)
Ruts. Something That I Said: The Best of the Ruts. (4.5)
Screeching Weasel. Anthem for a New Tomorrow. (4.0)
Sex Pistols. Never Mind the Bollocks, Here's the Sex Pistols. (5.0)
Smith, Patti. Radio Ethiopia. (NR)
Social Distortion. Mainliner: Wreckage from the Past. (4.0)
Television. Marquee Moon (CD reissue). (5.0)
Wipers. Box Set. (5.0)
X. Los Angeles. (4.5)
X. Wild Gift. (4.0)
X. Under the Big Black Sun. (4.0)
X-Ray Spex. Germfree Adolescents. (4.5)
Reissue with singles/B-sides.
---HONORABLE MENTIONS---
999. "Feelin' Alright with the Crew" b/w "Titanic (My Over) Reaction." (NR)
999. The Biggest Prize in Sport. (4.0)
Babes in Toyland. Fontanelle. (NR)
Bikini Kill. New Radio. (NR)
Bikini Kill. The Anti-Pleasure Dissertation. (NR)
Blondie. Parallel Lines. (NR)
Bratmobile. The Real Janelle. (NR)
Bratmobile. Ladies, Women and Girls. (NR)
Common Rider. This Is Unity Music. (NR)
Costello, Elvis. This Year's Model (UK version). (4.0)
Crass. Stations of the Crass. (NR)
The Damned. Machine Gun Etiquette. (4.0)
The Damned. Strawberries. (NR)
Hell, Richard & The Voidoids. "Blank Generation" b/w "Liars Beware" & "Who Says." (4.5)
Single from Blank Generation.
The Jam. Sound Affects. (4.0)
The Jam. Snap! (or Compact Snap!). (4.0)
Mighty Mighty Bosstones. Ska-Core, the Devil and More. (4.0)
Operation Ivy. Seedy. (3.5)
Raspberry Bulbs. Privacy. (NR)
Replacements. Sorry Ma, Forgot to Take Out the Trash. (4.0)
Ruts. Babylon's Burning Reconstructed. (4.5)
Screeching Weasel. BoogadaBoogadaBoogada. (4.0)
Screeching Weasel. My Brain Hurts. (NR)
Screeching Weasel. Kill the Musicians. (4.0)
Sex Pistols. Spunk (reissue w/bonus tracks). (5.0)
Shock. "This Generation's on Vacation." (NR)
Smith, Patti. "Gloria" b/w "My Generation." (5.0)
Social Distortion. Prison Bound. (NR)
Social Distortion. Social Distortion. (NR)
Social Distortion. "Cold Feelings." (4.0)
Single from Somewhere between Heaven and Hell.
Social Distortion. White Light White Heat White Trash. (NR)
Stiffed. Burned Again. (NR)
Television. The Blow-Up. (NR)
Testors. Complete Recordings 1976-79. (3.5)
Undertones. Teenage Kicks. (4.0)
Users. "Sick of You" b/w "I'm in Love with Today." (NR)
Weirdos. Weird World, Volume One: 1977-1981. (NR)
Wool. "Little Darlin" b/w "Medication." (NR)
Various artists. Paink: French Punk Anthems 1977-1982. (NR)
Various artists. Small Wonder: The Punk Singles Collection. (NR)

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PROTO-PUNK, GLAM ROCK, & ART-ROCK
covers music ~1970 and after that does not fit into punk, '60s, or prog categories

---THE A-LIST---
801. Live. (4.5)
Bowie, David. The Man who Sold the World. (4.5)
Bowie, David. The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars. (4.5)
Bowie, David. Aladdin Sane. (4.5)
Bowie, David. "Rebel Rebel" b/w "Queen Bitch." (5.0)
Bowie, David. "Fame." (5.0)
Bowie, David. Low. (5.0)
Bowie, David. Lodger. (4.5)
Death. ...For the Whole World to See. (5.0)
Electric Eels. The Beast 999 Presents the Electric Eels in Their Organic Majesty's Request. (NR)
Eno, Brian. Here Come the Warm Jets. (4.5)
Eno, Brian. Before and After Science. (5.0)
Frith, Fred. Guitar Solos. (NR)
Frith, Fred/Evelyn Glennie. The Sugar Factory. (NR)
Gabriel, Peter. "Solsbury Hill" b/w "Moribund the Burgermeister." (NR)
Gabriel, Peter. "Modern Love" b/w "Slowburn." (NR)
Gabriel, Peter. Peter Gabriel (3rd album). (NR)
Hall, Daryl. Sacred Songs. (4.5)
Iggy & The Stooges. Raw Power (both mixes). (5.0)
Iggy & The Stooges. "I Got a Right" (Original Version). (4.5)
MC5. Kick out the Jams. (NR)
Modern Lovers. The Modern Lovers (reissue w/at least 12 tracks). (4.5)
New York Dolls. New York Dolls. (5.0)
Ono, Yoko. Walking on Thin Ice (compilation). (4.0)
OOIOO. Gold & Green. (NR)
OOIOO. Armonico Hewa. (NR)
Pop, Iggy. Lust for Life. (NR)
Roxy Music. Roxy Music. (4.5)
Roxy Music. For Your Pleasure... (4.5)
Roxy Music. Reflections. (4.0)
Stooges. The Stooges. (NR)
Stooges. Fun House. (5.0)
Sun City Girls. Sun City Girls. (NR)
Sun City Girls. Grotto of Miracles. (4.0)
Sun City Girls. You're Never Alone with a Cigarette (compilation). (NR)
Sun City Girls. Eye Mohini (compilation). (5.0)
T. Rex. T. Rex. (NR)
T. Rex. The Slider. (4.5)
T. Rex. Great Hits. (5.0)
This compilation has been reissued in expanded form, split between A- and B-sides.
T. Rex. "Celebrate Summer." (4.0)
Zappa, Frank. Zoot Allures. (NR)
---HONORABLE MENTIONS---
Aksak Maboul. Un Peu de l'Âme des Bandits (reissue including "Bosses de Crosses"). (4.0)
Boredoms. Seadrums/House of Sun. (NR)
Bowie, David. Scary Monsters. (NR)
Bowie, David. Blackstar. (NR)
Electric Light Orchestra. Electric Light Orchestra (aka No Answer). (NR)
Eno, Brian. Taking Tiger Mountain (by Strategy). (4.0)
Farren, Mick/Deviants. This CD is Condemned: Black Tracks of Mick Farren & The Deviants 1967-96. (NR)
Gabriel, Peter. Peter Gabriel (2nd album). (NR)
Gabriel, Peter. "Digging in the Dirt." (4.0)
Hunter, Ian. Ian Hunter. (NR)
Laughner, Peter & The Finns. "Baby's on Fire" b/w "What Goes On." (NR)
Mott the Hoople. Brain Capers. (NR)
Mott the Hoople. All the Young Dudes. (4.0)
Ono, Yoko. Approximately Infinite Universe (reissue w/bonus tracks). (4.0)
Ono, Yoko/Plastic Ono Band. Yoko Ono/Plastic Ono Band. (4.0)
OOIOO. Taiga. (NR)
OOIOO. Gamel. (NR)
Pink Fairies. Pink Fairies (compilation). (4.5)
Reed, Lou. Transformer. (NR)
Rocket from the Tombs. The Day the Earth Met the Rocket from the Tombs. (4.0)
Sun City Girls. Torch of the Mystics. (4.0)
Sun City Girls. Fruit of the Womb/Polite Deception. (NR)
Sunday all over the World. Kneeling at the Shrine. (NR)
Sweet. Desolation Boulevard (US version). (NR)
Sweet. "Fox on the Run" b/w "Miss Demeanor." (NR)
T. Rex. Bolan's Zip Gun. (NR)
T. Rex. Zinc Alloy and the Hidden Riders of Tomorrow. (NR)
T. Rex. Futuristic Dragon. (4.0)
Zappa, Frank/Moon Zappa. "Valley Girl." (4.0)

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POST-PUNK, NEW WAVE, GOTH, & NO WAVE
---THE A-LIST---
15-60-75 (The Numbers Band). Jimmy Bell's Still in Town. (5.0)
23 Skidoo. The Gospel Comes to New Guinea. (NR)
.45 Grave. A Devil's Possessions. (NR)
Au Pairs. You. (5.0)
Au Pairs. Playing with a Different Sex. (4.5)
Au Pairs. "Diet" b/w "It's Obvious." (NR)
B-52's. The B-52's. (5.0)
Bane, Honey. You Can Be You. (4.5)
Bane has collected her material on a made-to-order CD called It's a Baneful Life, available only from her website.
Bauhaus. "Bela Lugosi's Dead." (4.5)
Bauhaus. "Dark Entries." (5.0)
Available on the expanded reissue of In the Flat Field.
Bauhaus. In the Flat Field. (4.5)
Bauhaus. Gotham. (5.0)
Big Country. The Crossing. (4.5)
Bow Wow Wow. Twelve Original Recordings. (4.5)
Cabaret Voltaire. 2x45. (NR)
Camberwell Now. All's Well. (4.5)
Chance, James/Contortions. Buy. (NR)
Christian Death. Only Theatre of Pain. (5.0)
Chrome. Half Machine Lip Moves. (4.0)
The Church. "Under the Milky Way." (5.0)
The Cure. Disintegration. (NR)
Da. "Dark Castles" b/w "White Rooms." (4.5)
DNA. DNA on DNA. (4.5)
ESG. Come Away with ESG. (NR)
ESG. ESG (1981). (4.0)
Essential Logic. "Aerosol Burns" b/w "World Friction." (5.0)
Essential Logic. Wake Up. (NR)
Essential Logic. Beat Rhythm News. (4.0)
Essential Logic. "Music Is a Better Noise" b/w "Moontown." (NR)
Most of the Essential Logic material is available on the Fanfare in the Garden compilation.
The Fall. Bingo Master's Break-Out! (4.0)
The Fall. Live at the Witch Trials. (4.5)
Gang of Four. Entertainment! (reissue w/bonus tracks). (5.0)
Gang of Four. Solid Gold. (4.0)
Glaxo Babies. Dreams Interrupted: The Bewilderbeat Years 1978-1980. (4.0)
Joy Division. Unknown Pleasures. (5.0)
Joy Division. Closer. (5.0)
Joy Division. Substance (reissue w/B-sides). (5.0)
Joy Division. Warsaw. (4.5)
Available in the Heart and Soul boxed set.
Joy Division. Les Bains Douches. (NR)
Killing Joke. Killing Joke (1980). (4.0)
Killing Joke. Night Time. (4.5)
Killing Joke. Laugh? I Nearly Bought One! (4.5)
Leer, Thomas/Robert Rental. The Bridge. (4.0)
Liquid Liquid. Slip in and out of Phenomenon. (5.0)
Lovich, Lene. Stateless. (NR)
Magazine. Real Life. (3.5)
Magazine. "Shot by Both Sides" b/w "My Mind Ain't So Open." (5.0)
Magazine. "Give Me Everything" b/w "I Love You You Big Dummy." (5.0)
Magazine. Secondhand Daylight. (4.5)
Magazine. The Correct Use of Soap. (5.0)
Maximum Joy. "White & Green Place" b/w "Building Bridges" (12"). (5.0)
Available on Unlimited.
Mekons. Teeth. (4.5)
Available on the expanded reissue of The Quality of Mercy is Not Strnen.
Mekuria, Getatchew, The Ex & Guests. Moa Anbessa. (4.5)
Mission of Burma. Signals, Calls and Marches (Definitive Edition). (5.0)
Mission of Burma. Vs. (reissue w/bonus tracks). (5.0)
Mission of Burma. Let There Be Burma. (4.0)
Mission of Burma. OnOffOn. (4.5)
Mission of Burma. The Obliterati. (4.5)
Nerves. One Way Ticket. (4.0)
New Model Army. "Great Expectations." (5.0)
Pere Ubu. "30 Seconds over Tokyo" b/w "Heart of Darkness." (5.0)
Pere Ubu. "Final Solution." (5.0)
These singles are available on Terminal Tower, The Hearpen Singles, and Elitism for the People.
Pere Ubu. The Modern Dance. (4.0)
The Police. Reggatta de Blanc. (5.0)
The Police. Zenyatta Mondatta. (4.5)
The Police. Synchronicity. (3.5)
The Pop Group. Y (reissue w/"She Is Beyond Good and Evil" and "3:38"). (4.5)
Public Image Ltd. First Issue. (4.5)
Public Image Ltd. Metal Box (or Second Edition). (4.5)
Raincoats. Odyshape. (NR)
Siouxsie & The Banshees. Juju. (NR)
Slits. Cut. (5.0)
Slits. The Peel Sessions. (5.0)
Smiths. The Smiths. (4.5)
Smiths. "How Soon Is Now?" (12" version). (5.0)
Smiths. The Queen Is Dead. (5.0)
Smiths. Louder than Bombs. (NR)
Smiths. "Stop Me If You Think You've Heard This One Before." (5.0)
Single from Strangeways, Here We Come.
Soft Boys. Underwater Moonlight. (5.0)
The Sound. Physical World. (4.0)
The Sound. Jeopardy. (4.5)
The Sound. From the Lion's Mouth. (NR)
Suicide. Suicide (first album). (4.5)
Swell Maps. A Trip to Marineville. (NR)
Swell Maps. International Rescue (CD version). (NR)
Talking Heads. "Psycho Killer." (4.5)
Talking Heads. Remain in Light. (4.5)
Talking Heads. "Burning Down the House." (5.0)
Teenage Jesus & The Jerks. Shut Up and Bleed. (5.0)
Theoretical Girls. Theoretical Girls. (4.5)
Ţeyr. Mjötviđur til Fóta. (4.0)
Ţeyr. The Fourth Reich. (4.5)
Ţeyr. "The Walk"/"Positive Affirmations"/"Lunaire." (4.0)
This Heat. This Heat. (5.0)
This Heat. Health and Efficiency. (5.0)
This Heat. Deceit. (5.0)
This Heat. Repeat. (4.5)
This Heat. Made Available. (4.5)
Tuxedomoon. Desire/No Tears. (4.5)
U2. War. (4.5)
U2. Under a Blood Red Sky. (4.0)
U2. The Joshua Tree. (4.0)
Wire. Pink Flag. (5.0)
Wire. "Dot Dash" b/w "Options-R." (5.0)
Wire. Chairs Missing. (5.0)
Wire. 154. (5.0)
Wire. Send Ultimate. (5.0)
Wire. Object 47. (4.5)
Young Marble Giants. Colossal Youth. (5.0)
Young Marble Giants. Final Day. (4.5)
Various artists. Fast Product: Mutant Pop 78/79. (4.0)
Various artists/JD Twitch. Rvng Prsnts MX6TEN. (NR)
---HONORABLE MENTIONS---
Bane, Honey. "Turn Me On Turn Me Off" b/w "In Dreams." (3.5)
Bane has collected her material on a made-to-order CD called It's a Baneful Life, available only from her website.
Bauhaus. "Telegram Sam." (4.0)
Bauhaus. "Terror Couple Killed Colonel." (4.0)
These singles, along with "Dark Entries," are available on the expanded reissue of In the Flat Field, as well as a vinyl-era collection called 4AD.
Bauhaus. The Sky's Gone Out. (NR)
Berlin. "The Metro." (4.0)
The Birthday Party. Prayers on Fire. (3.0)
Bow Wow Wow. See Jungle! See Jungle! Go Join Your Gang Yeah, City All Over! Go Ape Crazy! (4.5)
Cravats. The Land of the Giants: The Best of Jazz-Punk Colossals The Cravats. (NR)
Clarke, John Cooper. Innocents. (5.0)
Creatures. Boomerang (CD version). (NR)
Creatures. Hai! (NR).
The Cure. Pornography. (NR)
The Cure. "In Between Days." (4.0)
Single from The Head on the Door.
The Cure. "Just Like Heaven" (4.0)
Single from Kiss Me Kiss Me Kiss Me.
Delta 5. Singles & Sessions 1979-81. (4.5)
Devo. Q: Are We Not Men? A: We Are Devo! (3.5)
Dury, Ian. New Boots and Panties!! (4.5)
ESG. "Erase You" (12"). (NR)
The Ex. Pokkeherrie. (NR)
The Ex. 1936: The Spanish Revolution. (NR)
Fatal Microbes. Violence Grows. (4.5)
Honey Bane has collected her material on a made-to-order CD called It's a Baneful Life, available only from her website.
Gang of Four. Free E.P. (NR)
Idol, Billy. Billy Idol. (4.0)
Idol, Billy. Rebel Yell. (4.0)
Jackson, Joe. At the BBC. (4.0)
Logic, Lora. Pedigree Charm. (NR)
Most of this album is available on the Essential Logic Fanfare in the Garden compilation.
Lords of the New Church. Lords of the New Church. (4.0)
Lowe, Nick. "So It Goes" b/w "Heart of the City" (UK). (NR)
Lowe, Nick. Jesus of Cool (UK). (NR)
Lunch, Lydia. Queen of Siam. (4.5)
Madness. Complete Madness. (4.0)
Mars. Mars LP (aka The Complete Studio Recordings NYC 1977-1978). (NR)
Metal Urbain. Anarchy in Paris! (4.0)
Midnight Oil. Head Injuries. (4.0)
New Model Army. "Bittersweet." (4.0)
New Model Army. The Ghost of Cain. (NR)
New Order. "Ceremony" b/w "In a Lonely Place." (4.5)
Available on Substance.
New Order. Power, Corruption & Lies (CD version w/"Blue Monday"). (NR)
No Man. How the West Was Won. (NR)
The Normal. "Warm Leatherette" b/w "T.V.O.D." (4.5)
Numan, Gary. The Pleasure Principle. (4.0)
Oingo Boingo. Good for Your Soul. (3.5)
Pigbag. Volume One. (NR)
The Police. Outlandos d'Amour. (4.0)
The Pop Group. We Are All Prostitutes (compilation). (NR)
Rip Rig & Panic. I Am Cold. (NR)
Screamers. Strength through Intimidation. (4.5)
Scritti Politti. Early. (4.0)
Siouxsie & The Banshees. "Mittageisen" b/w "Love in a Void." (4.5)
Siouxsie & The Banshees. "Israel" b/w "Red over White." (NR)
Siouxsie & The Banshees. Kaleidoscope. (NR)
Siouxsie & The Banshees. "Spellbound" (12"). (5.0)
Siouxsie & The Banshees. "Arabian Knights" (12"). (5.0)
Siouxsie & The Banshees. "Fireworks" (12"). (4.0)
Siouxsie & The Banshees. "Dazzle" (12"). (NR)
Siouxsie & The Banshees. Tinderbox. (4.0)
Siouxsie & The Banshees. "Candyman" (12"). (NR)
It is possible to collect the singles material by getting the reissue of Juju, Once Upon a Time, and the Downside Up boxed set, but the box is quite expensive.
Sisters of Mercy. "Dominion." (NR)
Skids. Scared to Dance (UK version). (NR)
Slits. Return of the Giant Slits (Japanese reissue). (3.5)
Smiths. The Old Guard: BBC Tapes Volume One. (5.0)
Partially available on The Peel Session; also available on The Complete BBC Sessions 1983-1986.
Sonic Youth. Confusion Is Sex/Kill Yr Idols. (4.5)
The Sound. All Fall Down. (4.0)
Sparks. A Woofer in Tweeter's Clothing. (4.0)
Stewart, Mark. Learning to Cope with Cowardice. (NR)
Stone Roses. "I Wanna be Adored." (NR)
Swell Maps. Jane from Occupied Europe (reissue w/bonus tracks). (NR)
Swell Maps. Train Out of It (CD version). (NR)
Tappi Tíkarrass. Miranda. (3.5)
Wire. Legal Bootleg Series: 21 Jul 1988 Astoria, London. (4.5)
Wire. Strays. (NR)
Wire. Legal Bootleg Series: 19 July 1979, Notre Dame Hall, London. (NR)
Zounds. "Can't Cheat Karma" b/w "War/Subvert." (NR)
Various artists. GRLZ: Women ahead of Their Time. (NR)
Various artists. N.Y. No Wave: The Ultimate East Village 80's Soundtrack. (NR)

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HARDCORE & RELATED
---THE A-LIST---
7 Seconds. The Crew. (5.0)
7 Seconds. Walk Together, Rock Together. (4.0)
Adolescents. Adolescents. (5.0)
Agnostic Front. Victim in Pain. (5.0)
Agnostic Front. Liberty & Justice for... (NR)
Agnostic Front. Last Warning. (5.0)
Antidote. Thou Shalt Not Kill. (4.5)
Bad Brains. "Pay to Cum" b/w "Stay Close to Me." (5.0)
Bad Brains. Bad Brains. (5.0)
Bad Brains. "I & I Survive"/"Destroy Babylon." (5.0)
Bad Brains. Rock for Light (PVC mix). (4.5)
Bad Brains. I Against I. (5.0)
Bad Brains. Quickness. (4.0)
Bad Brains. The Youth Are Getting Restless. (5.0)
Bad Brains. God of Love. (4.5)
Bad Brains. Black Dots. (4.0)
Bad Religion. How Could Hell Be Any Worse? (reissue w/bonus tracks, superseding 80-85). (5.0)
Bad Religion. Suffer. (4.5)
Bad Religion. No Control. (5.0)
Bad Religion. Against the Grain. (4.5)
Bad Religion. Generator. (5.0)
Bad Religion. Recipe for Hate. (4.5)
Bad Religion. Stranger than Fiction. (5.0)
Bad Religion. The Gray Race. (5.0)
Bad Religion. The Process of Belief. (5.0)
Bad Religion. The Empire Strikes First. (4.0)
Bad Religion. New Maps of Hell. (4.5)
Beastie Boys. Polly Wog Stew. (4.5)
Available on Some Old Bullshit.
Big Black. Atomizer. (3.5)
Big Black. Songs About Fucking. (4.0)
Big Boys. Frat Cars. (4.0)
Big Boys. Where's My Towel?/Industry Standard. (5.0)
Big Boys. Fun, Fun, Fun. (4.0)
Big Boys. No Matter How Long the Line is at the Cafeteria, There's Always a Seat! (5.0)
All the Big Boys albums can be found on The Skinny Elvis and The Fat Elvis.
Black Flag. The First Four Years. (5.0)
Black Flag. Damaged. (5.0)
Black Flag. Slip It In. (4.5)
Black Flag. Pre-"My War" Demos 1982. (4.5)
Or The Complete 1982 Demos Plus More!
Bl'ast! It's in My Blood. (4.5)
Bl'ast! Take the Manic Ride. (5.0)
Bl'ast! Blood. (5.0)
Cause for Alarm. Nothing Ever Dies: 1982-99. (4.5)
Comes. No Side. (5.0)
Confuse. Nuclear Addicts. (5.0)
Confuse material has been rounded up on Hate War No War Fuckin' War, Confuse, and Old Master.
Cro-Mags. Age of Quarrel. (4.5)
Cro-Mags. Hard Times in an Age of Quarrel. (5.0)
Dead Kennedys. In God We Trust, Inc. (NR)
Dead Kennedys. Plastic Surgery Disasters. (5.0)
Dead Kennedys. Give Me Convenience or Give Me Death. (5.0)
Descendents. Milo Goes to College. (NR)
D.I. Ancient Artifacts. (4.0)
Discharge. Fight Back. (NR)
Discharge. Why? (NR)
Discharge. Hear Nothing See Nothing Say Nothing. (5.0)
Discharge. Never Again. (5.0)
DYS. Brotherhood (aka Wolfpack). (5.0)
DYS. DYS (aka Fire & Ice). (4.5)
The Execute. Spend Your Money. (4.0)
The Faction. Collection 1982-1985. (4.0)
The Faith. Subject to Change. (4.5)
Fear. The Record. (4.0)
Flipper. Generic. (5.0)
Flipper. Gone Fishin'. (5.0)
Flipper. Sex Bomb Baby! (5.0)
Gauze. Equalizing Distort +. (4.0)
Germs. Lexicon Devil. (4.5)
Germs. GI. (5.0)
GISM. Detestation. (5.0)
Government Issue. Make an Effort. (4.5)
Government Issue. Government Issue. (NR)
Government Issue. You. (4.5)
Guns. The Guns. (5.0)
H.R. It's about Luv. (4.0)
Hüsker Dü. Everything Falls Apart and More. (4.0)
Hüsker Dü. Metal Circus. (5.0)
Hüsker Dü. Zen Arcade. (5.0)
Die Kreuzen. Cows and Beer. (4.5)
Die Kreuzen. Die Kreuzen. (5.0)
Kuro. Who the Helpless. (5.0)
There are various collections of Kuro material, including 1983-1985, Discography, Hardcore Damnation, and more than one comp called Kuro.
Lip Cream. Kill Ugly Pop. (4.5)
Lip Cream. 9 Shocks Terror (aka 9 Shocking Terror). (NR)
LSD. Jast Last. (4.5)
McRad. Absence of Sanity (reissue w/bonus tracks). (4.0)
Middle Class. Out of Vogue - The Early Material. (5.0)
Minor Threat. Out of Step. (4.5)
Minor Threat. Minor Threat (first two 7"s). (5.0)
Minutemen. Buzz or Howl under the Influence of Heat. (4.5)
Minutemen. Double Nickels on the Dime. (4.0)
Misfits. Earth A.D. (4.5)
Misfits. Die Die My Darling. (5.0)
Die Die... is available on the expanded reissue of Earth A.D.
Misfits. Misfits (Collection I). (5.0)
Misfits. Static Age. (NR)
The Mob. We Come to Crush. (4.0)
Negative Approach. Total Recall. (5.0)
No Trend. No Trend. (4.5)
The Proletariat. Voodoo Economics and Other American Tragedies. (4.5)
Even better would be to have their separate releases: Soma Holiday and Indifference LPs, "Marketplace" 7", and appearances on Unsafe at Any Speed and This Is Boston Not L.A.
Reagan Youth. Vol. 1. (4.0)
Rebel Truth. Rebel Truth. (4.0)
Rollins Band. Life Time. (4.5)
Saccharine Trust. Paganicons. (4.5)
Saccharine Trust. Surviving You, Always. (5.0)
Scream. Still Screaming. (NR)
Scream. This Side Up. (4.5)
Septic Death. Now That I Have the Attention, What Do I Do With It? (4.0)
Social Unrest. Making Room for Youth. (4.0)
Social Unrest. Rat in a Maze. (4.5)
Social Unrest. SU-2000. (NR)
Social Unrest. Before the Fall. (5.0)
Social Unrest. Now and Forever. (5.0)
The original Social Unrest material is also available on two CD volumes.
SS Decontrol. Get It Away. (NR)
Available on Power.
The Stalin. Stop Jap. (4.0)
The Stalin. Mushi. (NR)
State. No Illusions. (4.5)
Th'Inbred. Kissin Cousins. (4.5)
Toxic Reasons. Kill by Remote Control. (NR)
Uniform Choice. Screaming for Change. (NR)
Urban Waste. Urban Waste. (NR)
Youth Brigade (CA). Sound & Fury (1983 version). (4.0)
Youth Brigade (DC). Complete First Demo. (NR)
Various artists. Faith/Void split. (5.0)
Various artists. Great Punk Hits (Japan). (4.0)
Various artists. Hell Comes to Your House. (4.0)
Various artists. Something to Believe In. (4.0)
Various artists. This Is Boston Not L.A. (4.0)
Various artists. Unsafe at Any Speed. (4.0)
---HONORABLE MENTIONS---
7 Seconds. Skins, Brains & Guts. (NR)
7 Seconds. Committed for Life. (4.0)
7 Seconds. Good to Go. (4.0)
Articles of Faith. Core. (NR)
Bad Brains. Spirit Electricity. (4.5)
Bad Brains. Live at CBGB 1982. (NR)
Bad Brains. Build a Nation. (3.5)
Bad Brains. Into the Future. (NR)
BGK. Jonestown Aloha! (NR)
BGK. White Male Dumbinance. (NR)
Both BGK releases are available on the collection A Dutch Feast (Alternative Tentacles).
Big Boys. Lullabies Help the Brain Grow. (3.5)
Black Flag. Loose Nut. (3.5)
Black Flag. In My Head. (3.5)
Bl'ast! School's Out. (NR)
Cause for Alarm. Cheaters and the Cheated. (NR)
Cause for Alarm. Beneath the Wheel. (NR)
Conflict. It's Time to See Who's Who Now. (NR)
Confuse. Spending Loud Night. (4.5)
Confuse material has been rounded up on Hate War No War Fuckin' War, Confuse, and Old Master.
Cro-Mags. Best Wishes. (4.0)
The Dark. Scream until We Die. (NR)
Dicks. The Dicks Hate the Police. (4.5)
DOA. "The Prisoner." (4.0)
Effigies. Remains Nonviewable. (NR)
Even Worse. We Suck! (NR)
Also available as You've Ruined Everything.
False Prophets. Blind Roaches and Fat Vultures: Phantasmagoric Beasts of the Reagan Era. (NR)
Government Issue. Joy Ride. (NR)
H.R. Anthology. (4.0)
Hüsker Dü. Candy Apple Grey. (3.5)
Kuro. Kuro (flexi). (4.0)
Kuro. Fire.. (4.0)
There are various collections of Kuro material, including 1983-1985, Discography, Hardcore Damnation, and more than one comp called Kuro.
Misfits. Walk among Us. (4.0)
The Mob. Upset the System. (4.0)
Available on No Rules in This Game and various bootlegs.
Naked Raygun. Throb Throb. (4.0)
Necros. Conquest for Death (reissue w/EPs included). (4.5)
No Trend. Too Many Humans. (3.5)
No Trend. When Death Won't Solve Your Problem. (4.0)
Outo. Outo. (NR)
Razor Blades. Hateful Youth 1982-84. (NR)
Really Red. Teaching You the Fear. (NR)
Reflex from Pain. Checkered Future. (NR)
Rudimentary Peni. The EPs of RP. (4.5)
Or the Rudimentary Peni and Farce EPs.
Skewbald/Grand Union. Skewbald/Grand Union. (NR)
Suicidal Tendencies. Still Cyco after All These Years. (NR)
TSOL. Dance with Me. (NR)
Uniform Choice. Staring into the Sun. (NR)
Unity. You are One. (NR)
Vice Squad. Last Rockers. (4.0)
Vice Squad. Resurrection. (4.0)
Wasted Youth. Reagan's In. (3.5)
Youth Brigade (DC). Possible E.P. (4.0)
Available on the Dischord 1981 comp.
Various artists. World Class Punk (ROIR). (4.0)

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LATER HARDCORE & PUNK
---THE A-LIST---
97a. Abandoned Future (incl. Better off Dead). (NR)
108. Holyname. (4.0)
108. Songs of Separation. (4.5)
108. Threefold Misery. (4.0)
The preceding three 108 albums are also available on the Creation. Sustenance. Destruction anthology.
AFI. Very Proud of Ya. (NR)
AFI. Shut Your Mouth and Open Your Eyes. (5.0)
AFI. A Fire Inside. (4.0)
AFI. Black Sails EP. (5.0)
AFI. Black Sails in the Sunset (LP version). (4.5)
AFI. All Hallows. (4.5)
AFI. The Art of Drowning (LP version). (5.0)
AFI. Sing the Sorrow (UK version w/"Synesthesia"). (5.0)
AFI. 336. (5.0)
AFI. AFI (The Blood Album). (4.0)
Amendment Eighteen (A18). Demo. (NR)
Amendment Eighteen (A18). Forever after Nothing. (NR)
Angel Du$t. A.D. (5.0)
Angel Du$t. Rock the Fuck On Forever. (4.0)
Bastard. Wind of Pain (expanded). (NR)
Battery. Let the Past Go. (4.5)
Battery. Whatever It Takes. (NR)
Betrayed. Addiction. (NR)
Biohazard. Urban Discipline. (5.0)
Biohazard. State of the World Address. (4.0)
Bloodclot. Up in Arms. (NR)
Bold. Looking Back. (5.0)
Born Against. Born Against. (4.5)
By the Grace of God. Perspective. (NR)
Candiria. 300% Density. (4.5)
Candiria. The C.O.M.A. Imprint. (5.0)
Chain of Strength. What Holds Us Apart. (4.5)
Chain of Strength. The One Thing that Still Holds True. (4.0)
Charge. Universal Tribe. (4.0)
Citizen's Arrest. A Light in the Darkness. (NR)
CIV. Set Your Goals (CD version). (4.0)
Counterblast. Karma Crusher. (4.5)
Crumbsuckers. Life of Dreams. (4.5)
Cursed. Three. (NR)
Damnation A.D. No More Dreams of Happy Endings. (NR)
Dangers. Dangers. (5.0)
Dangers. Anger. (4.5)
Dangers. Five O'Clock Shadows at the Edge of the Western World. (5.0)
Death Side. Bet on the Possibility. (NR)
Death Side. The Will Never Die (compilation). (NR)
Or The Will Never Die and All is Here Now EPs.
Disfear. Live the Storm. (NR)
Face to Face. Don't Turn Away. (4.0)
Face to Face. Big Choice. (4.0)
Face to Face. Face to Face. (NR)
Gorilla Biscuits. Start Today. (5.0)
His Hero Is Gone. Monuments to Thieves. (NR)
Iceburn. "Burn" b/w "Fall." (4.0)
Ignite. Call on My Brothers. (NR)
Ignite. Past Our Means. (4.0)
Infest. Infest (aka Mankind). (4.5)
Infest. Slave. (4.5)
In My Eyes. The Difference Between. (NR)
Inside Out. No Spiritual Surrender (CD version w/bonus tracks). (5.0)
Integrity. Systems Overload. (5.0)
Judge. Bringin' It Down. (5.0)
Leeway. Born to Expire. (4.5)
Maximum Penalty. Superlife. (NR)
Mouthpiece. What Was Said. (NR)
Mouthpiece. Face Tomorrow. (NR)
Nerve Agents. Nerve Agents. (4.5)
Nerve Agents. The Butterfly Collection. (NR)
Nightmare. Footprints of the Wind. (5.0)
The Offspring. Smash. (4.0)
On a Solid Rock. Where Kids Don't Play. (4.0)
Overstand. Razor's Edge/Kali Yuga. (4.0)
Paint It Black. Invisible. (NR)
Pennywise. Pennywise. (5.0)
Pennywise. About Time. (4.5)
Projectors. Demo. (5.0)
Rancid. Rancid (1993). (4.5)
Reason to Believe. The Next Door. (4.0)
Redheaded Stepchildren. Part of the Problem. (4.0)
Rorschach. Autopsy. (4.5)
Sick of It All. Blood, Sweat, and No Tears. (4.5)
Sick of It All. Scratch the Surface. (NR)
Sick of It All. Call to Arms. (4.5)
Side by Side. You're Only Young Once (reissue w/bonus tracks). (4.5)
Snapcase. Lookinglasself. (4.0)
Snapcase. Steps. (4.5)
Snapcase. Progression Through Unlearning. (4.5)
Snapcase. Designs for Automotion. (4.0)
Soulfire. Demo. (NR)
Spudmonsters. Moment of Truth. (4.5)
Stompede. Stompede. (NR)
Stretch Armstrong. A Revolution Transmission. (NR)
Swarm. Criminal Clockwork. (NR)
Swiz. No Punches Pulled. (NR)
Token Entry. Jaybird. (4.5)
Turning Point. 1988-1991. (4.5)
Underdog. Demos. (4.5)
Underdog. The Vanishing Point. (NR)
Undertow. Everything. (4.0)
Veil. Veil (aka The Works). (4.0)
Vision. In the Blink of an Eye. (NR)
Warhead. Cry of Truth. (NR)
Warzone. Don't Forget the Struggle, Don't Forget the Streets. (4.5)
Warzone. The Sound of Revolution. (4.5)
World Collapse. "On the Attack"/"The Second Life." (5.0)
Youth of Today. Can't Close My Eyes. (5.0)
Youth of Today. Break Down the Walls. (4.5)
Youth of Today. We're Not in This Alone (any mix but Caroline). (5.0)
Youth of Today. Youth of Today. (5.0)
Various artists. Champion/Betrayed split. (NR)
For Betrayed only.
Various artists. Murders Among Us. (4.0)
Various artists. Bacteria Sour, Vol. 2. (4.0)
Various artists. Forever. (5.0)
Various artists. New Breed. (NR)
---HONORABLE MENTIONS---
97a. It's in Our Power. (NR)
108. Curse of Instinct. (4.0)
108. One Path for Me through Destiny. (NR)
108. 18.61. (4.5)
Anchor. Shipwrecked Life. (NR)
Better than a Thousand. Just One. (4.0)
Better than a Thousand. Value Driven. (4.0)
Beyond. No Longer at Ease. (NR)
Biohazard. Mata Leăo. (NR)
By the Grace of God. For the Love of Indie Rock (CD version). (NR)
Changes. Lost at Sea. (NR)
Charge. Eye for All. (3.5)
CIV. Social Climber. (4.0)
Cursed. One. (NR)
Damnation A.D. Misericordia. (4.0)
Death Wish Kids. There's Nothing in School They Can't Teach You on the Streets. (NR)
Downset. Do We Speak a Dead Language? (NR)
Eyeball. Talkin' Straight. (NR)
Fish Wives. Fish Wives. (NR)
Good Riddance. A Comprehensive Guide to Moderne Rebellion. (NR)
H2O. Thicker than Water. (NR)
His Hero Is Gone. The Plot Sickens: Enslavement Redefined. (NR)
Ignite. A Place Called Home. (4.0)
Insted. Bonds of Friendship. (4.0)
Insted. We'll Make the Difference. (NR)
Insted. What We Believe. (4.0)
Integrity. Those who Fear Tomorrow. (NR)
Integrity. Humanity is the Devil. (NR)
Iron Chic. Not Like This. (NR)
Kashmar. Gnev. (NR)
Leeway. Desperate Measures. (NR)
Mind Eraser. Cave. (NR)
My Revenge! Both Feet over the Line. (NR)
No Use for a Name. The Daily Grind. (NR)
OFF! The First Four EPs. (4.0)
Overcome. Overcome. (NR)
Pagan Rituals. Pagan Rituals. (4.0)
Paint It Black. Amnesia. (NR)
Pennywise. Unknown Road (CD version). (4.0)
Propagandhi. Less Talk, More Rock. (4.0)
Redemption 87. All Guns Poolside. (3.5)
Redheaded Stepchildren. Test Subject. (NR)
Reinforce. One Life Thug Free! (NR)
Running Like Thieves. Same Time Next Year. (4.0)
Set Straight. The Dream's Alive. (NR)
Sick of It All. Built to Last. (4.0)
Sick of It All. Based on a True Story. (NR)
Snuff. Demmamussabebonk. (NR)
Strife. One Truth. (NR)
Strife. In This Defiance. (4.0)
Swarm. Survive the System. (NR)
Token Entry. Ready or Not... Here We Come! (4.0)
Total Chaos. Pledge of Defiance. (NR)
Tragedy. Tragedy. (NR)
Trap Them. Darker Handcraft. (NR)
Triple Threat. Into the Darkness. (NR)
Verbal Assault. On. (NR)
Vision. The Kids Still Have a Lot to Say. (NR)
Warzone. Lower East Side. (4.5)
Not to be confused with the original version, Lower East Side Crew.
What Feeds the Fire. Set Me Free (CD version). (4.0)
Various artists. All Systems Go! (3.5)
Various artists. Good Riddance/Ignite split. (NR)
Various artists. Kashmar/Total Vomit Experience split. (NR)
Various artists. The Rebirth of Hardcore: 1999. (3.5)

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POST-HARDCORE & EMO
---THE A-LIST---
1.6 Band. 1.6 Band. (NR)
1.6 Band. Tongue Family Style. (NR)
1.6 Band. Pimpin' Ain't Easy. (NR)
All available on the Broke Up collection.
7 Seconds. New Wind. (4.5)
411. Say It. (NR)
411. This Isn't Me. (5.0)
Big Rig. Expansive Heart. (5.0)
Black Cross. Art Offensive. (NR)
Black Widows. Stops a Beating Heart. (NR)
Botch. American Nervoso. (5.0)
Botch. We are the Romans. (NR)
Boysetsfire. After the Eulogy. (NR)
Boysetsfire. Before the Eulogy. (NR)
Burn. Burn. (5.0)
Burn. Last Great Sea. (4.5)
Cable Car Theory. The Deconstruction. (NR)
Cap'n Jazz. Analphabetapolothology (CD version). (NR)
Cave In. Until Your Heart Stops. (NR)
Cave In. Jupiter. (5.0)
Converge. Petitioning the Empty Sky. (NR)
Converge. Jane Doe. (5.0)
Converge. You Fail Me. (5.0)
Converge. Axe to Fall. (NR)
Dag Nasty. Can I Say. (5.0)
Dag Nasty. Wig Out at Denko's. (4.5)
Dag Nasty. Field Day. (4.0)
Dag Nasty. Minority of One. (4.5)
Difference Engine. Breadmaker. (5.0)
Drive Like Jehu. "Bullet Train to Vegas" b/w "Hand Over Fist." (5.0)
Available on the reissue of Yank Crime.
Drive Like Jehu. Yank Crime. (5.0)
Easy Creatures. Low Fidelity. (4.0)
Elliott. In Transit. (5.0)
Embrace. Embrace. (5.0)
Engine Kid. Angel Wings. (NR)
Engine Kid. "Heater Sweats Nails" b/w "Husk." (NR)
Farside. Rigged. (4.5)
Fountainhead. Drain. (3.5)
Frodus. And We Washed Our Weapons in the Sea. (NR)
Frontier(s). There Will be No Miracles Here. (5.0)
Fugazi. Fugazi. (5.0)
Fugazi. Margin Walker. (4.0)
The preceding two Fugazi EPs are also available as 13 Songs.
Fugazi. Repeater. (5.0)
Fugazi. In on the Killtaker. (4.5)
Fugazi. End Hits. (5.0)
Fugazi. The Argument. (5.0)
Fugazi. December 28, 1987 (Washington, D.C.). (NR)
Fugazi. June 28, 1992 (Berlin, Germany). (NR)
Fugazi. November 4, 2002 (London, U.K.). (5.0)
Get Up Kids. Four Minute Mile. (NR)
Gray Matter. Food for Thought. (NR)
Gray Matter. Take It Back. (5.0)
Guilt. Bardstown Ugly Box. (NR)
Guilt. Further. (4.5)
Guilt. A Comprehensive Guide to Anger Composed in Drop D. (NR)
Have Heart. Songs to Scream at the Sun. (5.0)
Ignition. Sinker. (4.5)
Ignition. The Orafying Mysticle of... (NR)
The Ignition material is also available on Complete Services.
Ink & Dagger. Drive This Seven Inch Wooden Stake through My Philadelphia Heart. (NR)
Into Another. Into Another. (4.0)
Into Another. Creepy Eepy. (4.0)
Into Another. Poison Fingers. (5.0)
Into Another. Omens. (4.5)
Jawbox. For Your Own Special Sweetheart. (4.0)
Jawbreaker. Dear You. (5.0)
Jawbreaker. Live 4/30/96. (5.0)
letlive. The Blackest Beautiful. (NR)
Letters. Letters. (5.0)
Lifetime. Background. (5.0)
Lifetime. Hello Bastards. (NR)
Majority of One. 2000 Years of Indecision. (NR)
Narcissus. Newwave Techno Homicide. (4.5)
Narcissus. Becoming Leviathan. (4.5)
Old Accusers. Of and Beyond. (4.5)
One Last Wish. 1986. (4.5)
Orchid. Chaos is Me. (NR)
Out of Body. Evaporate. (5.0)
Pictures of Gabriel. Demo. (NR)
Pinhead Gunpowder. Jump Salty. (4.0)
Poison the Well. The Opposite of December. (NR)
Poison the Well. You Come before You. (NR)
Prema. Drivel. (NR)
Quicksand. Quicksand. (4.5)
Quicksand. Slip. (5.0)
Red Hare. Nites of Midnite. (NR)
Red Hare. Lexicon Mist. (NR)
Rites of Spring. Rites of Spring. (5.0)
Available on End on End.
Samiam. Samiam. (NR)
Samiam. Soar. (NR)
Seaweed. Four. (NR)
Seaweed. Actions and Indications. (NR)
Shelter. Perfection of Desire. (4.0)
Shelter. Quest for Certainty. (4.0)
Shelter. Attaining the Supreme. (4.5)
Shelter. Mantra. (NR)
Shelter. Beyond Planet Earth. (3.5)
Small Brown Bike. Our Own Wars. (NR)
Sunny Day Real Estate. Diary (reissue w/tracks from Thief, Steal Me a Peach). (5.0)
Texas Is the Reason. Texas Is the Reason. (4.5)
Thrice. "All that's Left." (4.5)
Thursday. No Devolución. (NR)
United Sons of Toil. When the Revolution Comes, Everything Will Be Beautiful. (4.0)
Various artists. Anti-Matter. (4.0)
Various artists. In-Flight Program: Revelation Records Collection '97. (4.5)
Various artists. The Promise Ring/Texas is the Reason split. (NR)
Various artists. Sign Language. (NR)
Various artists. State of the Union. (NR)
---HONORABLE MENTIONS---
Beefeater. House Burning Down. (3.0)
Blacklisted. No One Deserves to be Here More than Me. (NR)
Botch. Unifying Themes Redux. (NR)
Brand New. Deja Entendu. (NR)
Brand New. Leaked Demos 2006. (4.0)
Converge. Unloved and Weeded Out (compilation). (4.0)
Cringer. Tikki Tikki Tembo No Sa Rembo Chari Bari Ruchi Pip Peri Pembo. (NR)
Dag Nasty. 85-86. (NR)
Any version that includes both takes of "Another Wrong."
Enkindel. Some Assembly Required. (NR)
Fidelity Jones. "Venus on Lovely" b/w "Destructor." (4.0)
Friction. Blurred in Six. (NR)
Frontier(s). White Lights. (4.0)
Fugazi. Steady Diet of Nothing. (3.5)
Fugazi. "Furniture" +2. (4.0)
Ignition. "Anger Means." (NR)
Into Another. Seemless. (3.5)
Jawbreaker. Bivouac. (4.0)
Jones Very. Words and Days. (NR)
Jones Very. New Life for Lies. (NR)
Lifetime. Seven Inches. (NR)
Orange 9mm. Orange 9mm. (NR)
Pitchfork. Eucalyptus/Saturn Outhouse. (NR)
Rainer Maria. A Better Version of Me. (NR)
Rainer Maria. Long Knives Drawn. (NR)
Refused. The Shape of Punk to Come. (NR)
Ressurection. Culture. (NR)
Samiam. Billy. (NR)
Saves the Day. Can't Slow Down. (NR)
Seaweed. Spanaway. (NR)
Shelter. When 20 Summers Pass. (3.5)
The European version is slightly superior.
Shelter. The Purpose, the Passion. (4.0)
Statue. Filter the Infection. (3.5)
Sweetbelly Freakdown. Sweetbelly Freakdown. (NR)
Swing Kids. Discography. (NR)
Title Fight. Shed. (NR)
United Sons of Toil. Hope Is Not a Strategy. (4.0)
United Sons of Toil. Until Lions Have Their Historians, Tales of the Hunt Shall Always Glorify the Hunter. (4.0)
Various artists. Edsel/Jawbox split. (4.5)
Various artists. Eternity: An East Coast Hardcore Compilation. (4.0)

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REGGAE, DUB, DANCEHALL, & SKA
---THE A-LIST---
Abyssinians. Satta Massagana. (4.5)
Andy, Horace. In the Light/In the Light Dub. (4.0)
Andy, Horace. Dance Hall Style. (NR)
Andy, Horace. Wicked Dem a Burn: Best of Horace Andy. (NR)
Andy, Horace. Skylarking (Melankolic Records). (5.0)
Bad Brains. I & I Survived. (4.0)
Black Uhuru. Iron Storm Dub. (NR)
Brown, Dennis. The Golden Years 1974-1976. (NR)
The Bug. Pressure. (4.0)
The Bug. London Zoo. (5.0)
The Bug. "Can't Take This No More" b/w "Rise Up." (5.0)
The Bug/Warrior Queen. Aktion Pak. (NR)
The Bug/Warrior Queen. "Dem a Bomb We." (4.5)
Burning Spear. Gold. (NR)
Clarke, Johnny. Dreader Dread 1976-1978. (NR)
Clarke, Johnny. A Ruffer Version: At King Tubby's 1974-1978. (NR)
Congos. Heart of the Congos (2-CD reissue). (5.0)
Culture. Two Sevens Clash. (4.5)
Delahaye, Junior. Reggae (aka Showcase). (NR)
Dr. Israel/Dreadtone International. Patterns of War. (4.5)
Dub Terror. Dub Terror. (4.5)
English Beat. "Mirror in the Bathroom." (5.0)
Single from I Just Can't Stop It.
Fishbone. Fishbone. (4.0)
Gladiators. Trench Town Mix Up. (4.5)
H.R. Charge. (NR)
H.R. Anthology. (4.0)
Hudson, Keith. The Hudson Affair. (4.0)
Jackson, Vivian (aka Yabby You). Conquering Lion. (4.5)
Johnson, Linton Kwesi (aka Poet and the Roots). Dread Beat an' Blood. (5.0)
Johnson, Linton Kwesi. Forces of Victory. (4.0)
Kid606/The Bug feat. Wayne Lonesome. Buckle Up. (NR)
King Midas Sound. Waiting for You. (4.5)
King Tubby. Freedom Sounds in Dub. (5.0)
King Tubby. From the Palace of Dub (aka Loving Memory Dub). (5.0)
King Tubby. King Tubby's in Fine Style. (5.0)
Major Lazer. Guns Don't Kill People... Lazers Do. (3.5)
Marley, Bob & The Wailers. Rastaman Vibration. (4.5)
Marley, Bob & The Wailers. Exodus. (4.5)
Marley, Bob & The Wailers. Legend (UK 2xCD Deluxe Edition with live version of "No Woman No Cry"). (4.5)
Marley, Damian. "Welcome to Jamrock" b/w "Lyrical .44." (NR)
McCook, Tommy & The Agrovators. King Tubby Meets the Agrovators at Dub Station. (4.5)
Meditations. Greatest Hits. (NR)
Miller, Jacob. Who Say Jah No Dread. (5.0)
Pablo, Augustus. East of the River Nile. (NR)
Razor X Productions. Killing Sound. (5.0)
Rhythm & Sound/Tikiman (aka Paul St. Hilaire). Showcase. (4.5)
Robinson, Roger. Dis Side ah Town. (NR)
Scientist. Scientist Rids the World of the Evil Curse of the Vampires. (NR)
Sherwood, Adrian. Becoming a Cliché (and optionally +Dub Cliché). (4.5)
Skatalites. Foundation Ska. (NR)
Specials. The Specials (US version w/"Gangsters"). (4.0)
Specials. "Ghost Town" (12" version). (5.0)
Upsetters. Upsetters 14 Dub: Blackboard Jungle. (5.0)
Upsetters. Super Ape. (5.0)
Various artists. Arkology. (4.5)
Various artists. The Harder They Come. (4.0)
---HONORABLE MENTIONS---
African Head Charge. In Pursuit of Shashamane Land. (4.5)
Andy, Horace/Naggo Morris/Wayne Jarrett. Mini Showcase (CD version). (NR)
Apache Indian. No Reservations. (3.0)
Black Chow. "Wonderland" (12"). (NR)
Black Uhuru. Iron Storm. (3.5)
Campbell, Cornell. I Shall Not Remove 1975-80. (NR)
Cliff, Jimmy. Rebirth. (4.0)
Cult of the 13th Hour. "Wickedness." (NR)
Dadawah. Peace and Love. (NR)
Also available on a compilation billed to Ras Michael & Sons of Negus.
Dokkebi Q. Hardcore Cherry Bon Bon. (NR)
The Dub Syndicate. The Pounding System (Ambience in Dub). (NR)
Inner Circle/Jacob Miller. Forward Jah Jah Children. (NR)
Johnson, Linton Kwesi. Making History. (5.0)
Mad Professor/Jah Shaka. New Decade of Dub. (NR)
Minott, Sugar. Ghetto-ology Showcase. (NR)
Reel 2 Real. "I Like to Move It" (single w/Erick More Club Mix version). (NR)
Ruts D.C. Rhythm Collision Reloaded. (NR)
Skatalites. Scattered Lights. (NR)
Systemwide. Pure and Applied. (NR)
Tayo Meets Acid Rockers Uptown. "Bloodline." (NR)
Tayo Meets Acid Rockers Uptown/PupaJim. "Vampayaa" (12"). (NR)
Tes La Rok. "Wikidness." (NR)
Toddla T Sound. "Flash." (NR)
Tosh, Peter. Legalize It. (4.0)
Various artists. Haul and Pull Up Selecta: Heavy Weight Dancehall 1979-82. (NR)
Various artists. Taxi DJ Link. (NR)
Various artists. Truth and Rights Observer Style. (NR)

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HIP HOP, FUNK, & DISCO
---THE A-LIST---
2Pac. Strictly 4 My N.I.G.G.A.Z. (NR)
B., Eric & Rakim. Paid in Full. (NR)
Beastie Boys. Paul's Boutique. (5.0)
Beastie Boys. Check Your Head. (NR)
Beastie Boys. Ill Communication. (NR)
Beastie Boys. Live at Loreley '98. (5.0)
Available on boots such as Live '98, Live 'N Nasty, and Oh No! It's the Beastie Boys.
Blow, Kurtis. "The Breaks." (5.0)
Blow, Kurtis. "Tough." (4.0)
Boo-Yaa T.R.I.B.E. New Funky Nation. (NR)
Brown, James. The Payback. (NR)
Brown, James. Funk Power 1970: A Brand New Thang. (5.0)
Death Grips. Exmilitary. (4.5)
Death Grips. The Money Store. (4.5)
Death Grips. No Love Deep Web. (5.0)
The D.O.C. No One Can Do It Better. (5.0)
Dr. Dre. The Chronic. (5.0)
Dr. Dre. "Deep Cover" (aka "One Eight Seven"). (5.0)
Available as a single and as a B-side to "Dre Day."
Dr. Dre. "Been There Done That." (NR)
Dr. Dre. Chronicle: The Best of the Works. (4.5).
East of Underground. East of Underground. (5.0)
En Vogue. Best of En Vogue. (NR)
Funkadelic. Maggot Brain. (4.5)
Funkadelic. Finest. (NR)
Grandmaster Flash. "The Message." (5.0)
Grandmaster Melle Mel. "White Lines." (4.5)
Hayes, Isaac. Hot Buttered Soul. (4.5)
Ice-T. Power. (5.0)
Ice-T. "Lethal Weapon"/"This One's for Me"/"Heartbeat." (4.5)
Single from Home Invasion.
Ice-T. O.G. Original Gangster. (5.0)
Kid Creole & The Coconuts. Off the Coast of Me. (3.5)
Kid Creole & The Coconuts. "He's Not Such a Bad Guy after All" b/w "There but for the Grace of God Go I" (12"). (5.0)
These tracks are available on the CD reissue of Off the Coast of Me.
Kid Creole & The Coconuts. Fresh Fruit in Foreign Places. (NR)
Killer Mike. R.A.P. Music. (NR)
Kode9 & The Spaceape. Black Sun. (NR)
Kode9 & The Spaceape. Memories of the Future. (NR)
Kool & The Gang. Wild and Peaceful. (5.0)
KRS-One. A Retrospective. (5.0)
LL Cool J. "Rock the Bells." (NR)
LL Cool J. "I Can Give You More" b/w "I Can't Live Without My Radio." (4.5)
Singles from Radio.
Naughty by Nature. Naughty by Nature. (NR)
New Flesh for Old. Equilibrium. (NR)
N.W.A. The Best of N.W.A.: The Strength of Street Knowledge. (5.0)
Onyx. Bacdafucup. (4.5)
P.O.S. Never Better. (NR)
Public Enemy. It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back. (5.0)
Public Enemy. Fear of a Black Planet. (4.5)
Public Enemy. Apocalypse 91 ... The Enemy Strikes Black. (5.0)
Public Enemy. Music Sick-N-Hour Mess Age. (4.0)
Robotnick, Alexander. "Problčmes d'Amour (Ah Ou Ah Version)" (12"). (5.0)
Ross, Diana. "I'm Coming Out." (NR)
Run-D.M.C. Run-D.M.C. (NR)
Run the Jewels. Run the Jewels. (4.5)
Spoonie Gee/Treacherous Three. "The New Rap Language" b/w "Love Rap." (NR)
Sly & The Family Stone. The Woodstock Experience (incl. Stand!). (5.0)
Tom Tom Club. Tom Tom Club. (4.0)
Tower of Power. "What Is Hip?" b/w "Clever Girl." (4.5)
Wu-Tang Clan. Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers). (5.0)
Young Fathers. Tape One. (4.0)
Young Fathers. Tape Two. (4.5)
Young Fathers. Get Up. (NR)
Young Fathers. Dead. (4.5)
Various artists. Can You Dig It? The Music and Politics of Black Action Films 1968-1975. (4.0)
Various artists. Seize the Beat (Dance ZE Dance). (3.5)
These tracks are available on other compilations, some all together. The real draws are Coatimundi and Was (Not Was).
---HONORABLE MENTIONS---
Antibalas Afrobeat Orchestra. "Che Che Colé." (NR)
A Tribe Called Quest. The Low End Theory. (NR)
Ayers, Roy. Evolution: The Polydor Anthology. (NR)
Beastie Boys. Hello Nasty. (4.0)
Beastie Boys. "Ch-Check It Out." (4.5)
Beastie Boys. "Open Letter to NYC." (4.0)
Singles from To the 5 Boroughs.
Beastie Boys. "Electric Worm" b/w "Suco de Tangerina." (4.0)
Single from The Mix-Up.
Beastie Boys. Hot Sauce Committee, Part Two. (NR)
Boo-Yaa T.R.I.B.E. Angry Samoans. (NR)
Brown, James. "Funky President (People It's Bad)." (4.0)
Chambers Brothers. The Time Has Come. (4.5)
Chic. "Le Freak" b/w "Everybody Dance" (12"). (4.5)
These tracks are available on various Chic compilations.
Childish Gambino. Camp. (NR)
Cool Kids. The Bake Sale. (NR)
The Coup. Sorry to Bother You. (NR)
Dälek. Negro Necro Nekros. (NR)
Dälek. From Filthy Tongues of Gods and Griots. (NR)
Davis, Betty. Betty Davis. (4.5)
Funky 4 + 1. "Rappin' and Rocking the House." (NR)
Hostile. Death Grime. (NR)
Indeep. Last Night a DJ Saved My Life. (NR)
Indeep. "The Record Keeps Spinning." (NR)
Jay Mel. You Know. (NR)
Single from Radio.
NOMO. New Tones. (NR)
NOMO. Ghost Rock. (NR)
Nu Yorican Soul. "The Nervous Track" (12"). (5.0)
Public Enemy. There's a Poison Goin On.... (NR)
Run-D.M.C. King of Rock. (3.5)
Rye Rye. Go! Pop! Bang! (NR)
Section 25. "Looking from a Hilltop" (12"). (NR)
Single from From the Hip.
Techno Animal. The Brotherhood of the Bomb. (NR)
Techno Animal. Dead Man's Curse. (NR)
Time Zone. "World Destruction." (4.0)
Treacherous Three. "Whip It." (NR)
Two Fingers. Two Fingers. (4.5)
Wiley. "1 Step Further." (NR)
Wiley. "And Again." (NR)
Wiley. "Flying." (NR)
Wiley. "Flying" (remix). (NR)
Various artists. D.J. Charlie Chase Presents Cold Crush Brothers vs. Fantastic Romantic 5: Live MC Battles from Harlem World 1981. (NR)

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WORLD FOLK, POP, & CLASSICAL MUSICS
---THE A-LIST---
A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada. Hare Krishna: Classics and Originals. (5.0)
Alsarah & The Nubatones. Silt. (4.0)
Attar, Bachir. The Next Dream. (NR)
Bhosle, Asha. Golden Collection: Sizzling Hits. (5.0)
Bombino. Nomad. (4.0)
Bombino. Azel. (4.0)
Das, Aindra. Vraja Vilas (vol. 1). (4.5)
Das, Kushal. Inde du Nord. (NR)
Diabaté, Toumani. The Mandé Variations. (NR)
El-Bakkar, Mohammed. Port Said. (NR)
El Din, Hamza. Escalay: The Water Wheel. (5.0)
El Din, Hamza. Eclipse. (NR)
Gamil, Soliman. The Egyptian Music. (NR)
Group Doueh. Beatte Harab. (NR)
Hassan, Chalf. Arabic Songs from North Africa. (4.5)
Khan, Ali Akbar. Traditional Music of India (incl. The Soul of Indian Music). (NR)
Khan, Ali Akbar. The Forty Minute Raga. (NR)
Available on Signature Series, Vol. 3.
Khan, Ali Akbar. Legacy: 16th-18th Century Music from India. (NR)
Khan, Ali Akbar. Signature Series, Vol. 1. (5.0)
Khan, Ali Akbar. Signature Series, Vol. 5: Rag Darbari Kanada - 1969. (NR)
Also available as The 80 Minute Raga.
Konono No. 1. Congotronics. (NR)
Kuti, Fela. Open & Close/Afrodisiac. (4.5)
Kuti, Fela. Confusion. (5.0)
Kuti, Fela. Zombie. (4.5)
Musiciens du Nil. Egypte. (NR)
Nass el Ghiwane. Double Best. (NR)
Nazeri, Shahram. The Book of Austerity. (NR)
Paravar, Faymarz. A Persian Heritage: Classical Music of Iran. (NR)
Santamaria, Mongo. Afro Roots. (NR)
Shajarian, Mohammad Reza/Kayhan Kalhour. Night Silence Desert. (NR)
Shankar, Ravi. Improvisations & Theme from Pather Panchali. (NR)
Shankar, Ravi/Ali Akbar Khan. Ragas. (NR)
Souleyman, Omar. Jazeera Nights. (NR)
Souleyman, Omar. Haflat Gharbia: The Western Concerts. (NR)
Souleyman, Omar. Leh Jani. (NR)
Souleyman, Omar. Bahdeni Nami. (NR)
Tinariwen. Amassakoul. (NR)
Tinariwen. Tassili. (NR)
Tinariwen. Tassili Remix EP. (4.0)
Some versions of Tassili include the Remix EP.
Touareg de Fewet. Libya: Music from the Sahara Desert. (4.0)
Touré, Ali Farka. The Source. (NR)
Le Trio Joubran. Majaz. (NR)
Tüfekçi, Nida. Oyun Havalari. (4.5)
Visnujana Swami. ISKCON Classics: Visnujana Swami Bhajanas. (4.5)
Wahid. Inside Silence. (NR)
Various artists. Africa: Drum, Chant, and Instrumental Music. (4.0)
Various artists. African Rhythms and Instruments, Vol. 1. (NR)
Various artists. African Rhythms and Instruments, Vol. 2. (NR)
Various artists. African Rhythms: Traditional Voices and Music from the Heart of Africa. (NR)
Various artists. The Best of Bollywood: 15 Classic Hits from the Indian Cinema. (4.5)
Various artists. Bhangra: The Best Asian Beats from the Streets. (4.0)
Various artists. Musique du Burundi (aka Burundi: Musiques Traditionnelles). (NR)
Various artists. Choubi Choubi! Folk & Pop Sounds from Iraq. (4.0)
Various artists. Choubi Choubi! Folk & Pop Sounds from Iraq, Vol. 2. (NR)
Various artists. Eat the Dream: Gnawa Music from Essaouira. (NR)
Various artists. Ecstatic Music of the Jemaa el Fna. (5.0)
Various artists. Fania Records 1964-1980: The Original Sound of Latin New York. (NR)
Various artists. Folk Music of Pakistan, Vol. 1. (NR)
Various artists. Gamelan from Central Java. (5.0)
Various artists. Ghana: Music of the Northern Tribes. (NR)
Various artists. Indian Folk Music from Uttar Pradesh. (NR)
Various artists. Kirtan Ecstasy. (4.5)
Various artists. Maroc: Musiques Berbčres de l'Atlas (Aďt Bou Guemmez and Les Musiciens de l'Atlas). (NR)
Various artists. Music from Yemen Arabia: Samar. (NR)
Various artists. Nigeria 70: The Definitive Story of 1970s Funky Lagos. (NR)
Various artists. Nigeria 70: Lagos Jump. (NR)
Various artists. NYC Salsa 2: The Incendiary Sound of Latin New York. (NR)
Various artists. Percussions d'Afrique/African Drums. (NR)
Various artists. Qat, Coffee & Qambus: Raw 45s from Yemen. (NR)
Various artists. Street Music of Java (aka Street Musicians of Yogyakarta). (NR)
Various artists. Sufis at the Cinema: 50 Years of Bollywood Qawwali & Sufi Song 1958-2007. (NR)
Various artists/Deben Bhattacharya. Music on the Desert Road. (NR)
Various artists/David Lewiston. Golden Rain. (5.0)
---HONORABLE MENTIONS---
Afrocubism. Afrocubism. (4.0)
Amadou & Miriam. Folila. (4.0)
Banerjee, Nikhil. The Hundred-Minute Raga: Purabi Kalyan. (NR)
Bataan, Joe. Subway Joe. (NR)
Behroozi-Nia, Hossein/Pejman Hadadi. Midnight Sun: Improvisations of Persian Traditional Music. (NR)
Bhosle, Asha/Rahul Dev (R.D.) Burman. Live at Royal Albert Hall, London. (NR)
Buena Vista Social Club. At Carnegie Hall. (NR)
Colón, Willie. The Good - The Bad - The Ugly. (NR)
Eroglu, Musa/Arif Sag. Turquie: Musique Instrumentale d'Anatolie (aka Instrumental Music from Anatolia). (NR)
Khan, Ali Akbar/L. Subramaniam. Duet. (NR)
Khan, Nusrat Fateh Ali. The Greatest Hits of Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan. (NR)
Khan, Vilayat. India's Master of the Sitar (aka The Supreme Genius of Ustad Vilayat Khan). (NR)
Khan, Vilayat. Raga Jaijaiwanti (full-length version on CD). (NR)
Lemchaheb. Lemchaheb. (NR)
Lewlewal de Podor. Yiilo Jam. (NR)
Master Musicians of Jajouka. Apocalypse across the Sky. (NR)
Meilleurs Music de l'Atlas. Meilleurs Music de l'Atlas. (NR)
Moradi, Ali Akbar. Musique Kurde d'Iran: Odes Mystiques et Musique Profane. (NR)
Nabay, Janka. En Yay Sah. (NR)
Shaheen, Simon. The Music of Mohamed Abdel Wahab. (NR)
Shakti. Shakti with John McLaughlin. (NR)
Shankar, Ravi. Three Ragas. (NR)
Shankar, Ravi/Yehudi Menuhin. West Meets East: The Historic Shankar/Menuhin Sessions. (NR)
Shelter. Chanting, Prayers & Meditations. (NR)
Traoré, Boubacar. Mariama (aka Boubacar Traoré and His Guitar). (NR)
Various artists. Acid Rumba: Spanish Gypsy Grooves 1969-1976. (NR)
Various artists. Afghanistan: Music from Kabul. (NR)
Various artists. Bambara Mystic Soul: The Raw Sound of Burkina Faso. (NR)
Various artists. Gamelan Music of Bali. (4.5)
Various artists. The Hugo Masters: An Anthology of Chinese Classical Music (box set). (NR)
Various artists. The Music of Islam (box set). (4.5)
Various artists. The Original Sound of Cumbia: The History of Colombian Cumbia & Porro as Told by the Phonograph 1948-79. (NR)
Various artists. Palestine: Music of the Intifada. (NR)
Various artists. Panama! 2: Latin Sounds, Cumbia Tropical & Calypso Funk on the Isthmus 1967-77. (NR)
Various artists. Radio India: The Eternal Dream of Sound. (5.0)
Various artists. The Rough Guide to Psychedelic Bollywood (CD version). (NR)
Various artists. Sounds of Punjab. (NR)
Various artists. Sri Lanka: Musiques Rituelles et Religieuses. (NR)
Various artists/Deben Bhattacharya. Classical Ragas of India. (NR)

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AMERICAN & BRITISH FOLK & BLUES
---THE A-LIST---
Berry, Chuck. After School Session. (5.0)
Comus. First Utterance. (NR)
Donovan. Catch the Wind. (NR)
The original UK title is What's Bin Did and What's Bin Hid.
Drake, Nick. Pink Moon. (NR)
Eddy, Duane. Have "Twangy" Guitar Will Travel. (NR)
Guy, Buddy. Sweet Tea. (NR)
Hooker, John Lee. Concert at Newport. (5.0)
Hooker, John Lee. The Classic Early Years 1948-1951. (NR)
Howlin' Wolf. The Real Folk Blues. (NR)
Howlin' Wolf. More Real Folk Blues. (NR)
Howlin' Wolf. Howlin' Wolf/Moanin' in the Moonlight. (5.0)
Imlach, Hamish. Hamish Imlach. (NR)
James, Skip. The Complete 1931 Session. (NR)
Ochs, Phil. All the News that's Fit to Sing. (4.0)
Waters, Muddy. Folk Singer. (5.0)
Waters, Muddy. The Real Folk Blues. (NR)
Waters, Muddy. Hard Again. (NR)
Waters, Muddy. His Best, 1956 to 1964. (NR)
Wray, Link. Early Recordings. (5.0)
Wray, Link. Rumble!: The Best of Link Wray. (5.0)
Various Artists. Dust on the Nettles. (4.0)
---HONORABLE MENTIONS---
Basho, Robbie. Zarthus. (NR)
Basho, Robbie. Guitar Soli. (NR)
Berry, Chuck. Berry Is on Top. (4.0)
Bishop, Sir Richard. While My Guitar Violently Bleeds. (NR)
Bull, Sandy. Fantasias for Guitar and Banjo. (NR)
Bull, Sandy. Inventions. (NR)
Dylan, Bob. The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan. (NR)
Fahey, John. The Yellow Princess. (NR)
Fahey, John. Live in Tasmania. (NR)
Fahey, John. City of Refuge. (NR)
Fairport Convention. Liege & Lief. (NR)
Higgs, Daniel. Beyond & Between. (NR)
Hooker, John Lee. Burning Hell. (NR)
Kane, Jonathan. February. (NR)
Pentangle. The Pentangle. (NR)
Pentangle. Basket of Light. (NR)
Pentangle. Cruel Sister. (NR)
Six Organs of Admittance. School of the Flower. (4.0)

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WESTERN CLASSICAL & MODERN COMPOSITION
---THE A-LIST---
Cage, John. Complete Piano Music, Vol. 1: "The Prepared Piano" 1940-1952 (Steffen Schleiermacher). (NR)
Cage, John. Complete Piano Music, Vol. 4: Pieces 1950-1960 (Steffen Schleiermacher). (NR)
Chatham, Rhys. Die Donnergötter (5 tracks). (5.0)
Chatham, Rhys. An Angel Moves Too Fast to See. (NR)
Reich, Steve. Octet/Music for a Large Ensemble/Violin Phase. (5.0)
Reich, Steve. Phase Patterns/Pendulum Music/Piano Phase. (NR)
Reich, Steve. Phases: A Nonesuch Retrospective. (NR)
Satie, Erik. 3 Gymnopédies & Other Piano Works (Pascal Roge). (NR)
Stravinsky, Igor. Le Sacre du Printemps (Leonard Bernstein/NYPO, 1959). (5.0)
---HONORABLE MENTIONS---
Morricone, Ennio. I Grandi Temi da Film di Ennio Morricone. (NR)
Proto, Frank. Double Bass Works of Frank Proto (John Ebinger). (NR)

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PROG ROCK, KRAUTROCK, & RELATED
---THE A-LIST---
Babe Ruth. First Base. (NR)
Can. Tago Mago. (5.0)
Can. Ege Bamyasi. (3.5)
Faust. The Faust Tapes. (NR)
Focus. Moving Waves. (3.5)
Genesis. Nursery Cryme. (4.5)
Glass Harp. Glass Harp. (4.0)
Heldon. Stand By. (NR)
Jethro Tull. Aqualung. (4.5)
King Crimson. In the Court of the Crimson King. (5.0)
King Crimson. In the Wake of Poseidon. (4.0)
King Crimson. Islands. (3.5)
King Crimson. Earthbound. (3.5)
King Crimson. Larks' Tongues in Aspic. (5.0)
King Crimson. Starless and Bible Black. (5.0)
King Crimson. Red. (5.0)
King Crimson. Discipline. (5.0)
King Crimson. The Great Deceiver: Live 1973-1974. (4.5)
King Crimson. Absent Lovers: Live in Montreal, 1984. (5.0)
King Crimson. Live at Jacksonville, 1972. (NR)
King Crimson. Live in Orlando, FL: February 27, 1972. (4.5)
King Crimson. Live in Mainz: March 30, 1974. (5.0)
King Crimson. June 16, 1973: Community Theatre, Berkeley, CA. (NR)
King Crimson. June 28, 1974: Casino, Asbury Park, New Jersey. (5.0)
The 1974 Mainz and Asbury Park shows are available on The Collectable King Crimson, Volume One.
King Crimson. August 7, 2008: Park West, Chicago, Illinois. (5.0)
King Crimson. Heroes. (NR)
Kraan. Andy Nogger. (NR)
Kraftwerk. Autobahn. (4.0)
Kraftwerk. Radio-Activity. (NR)
Kraftwerk. Trans-Europe Express. (4.5)
Kraftwerk. The Man-Machine. (5.0)
Matter of Planets. The Ballad of Baberaham. (4.5)
Muffins. Chronometers. (NR)
Neu! Neu! (4.5)
Neu! Neu! 75. (5.0)
Pink Floyd. Ummagumma. (5.0)
Rush. 2112. (4.0)
Rush. A Farewell to Kings. (4.0)
Rush. Permanent Waves. (5.0)
Rush. Moving Pictures. (5.0)
Rush. Signals. (5.0)
Rush. Grace Under Pressure. (4.5)
Rush. Hold Your Fire. (4.5)
Rush. Vapor Trails Remixed. (4.5)
The Soft Machine. Vol. I. (5.0)
Van der Graaf Generator. H to He, Who am the Only One. (4.5)
Van der Graaf Generator. Still Life. (4.0)
Yes. The Yes Album. (4.0)
Yes. Fragile. (5.0)
Yes. Yessongs. (5.0)
---HONORABLE MENTIONS---
Blonde on Blonde. Contrasts. (3.0)
Can. Soundtracks. (NR)
Can. The Lost Tapes. (4.5)
Embryo. Embryo's Reise. (NR)
Emerson, Lake & Palmer. "Lucky Man" b/w "Knife's Edge." (NR)
Genesis. Selling England by the Pound. (4.0)
Jade Warrior. Last Autumn's Dream. (4.0)
Jade Warrior. Floating World. (3.5)
King Crimson. "Sleepless" (12"). (NR)
King Crimson. Vrooom Vrooom. (NR)
King Crimson. The Power to Believe. (4.0)
King Crimson. April 12, 1971: Zoom Club, Frankfurt, Germany. (NR)
King Crimson. Radical Action to Unseat the Hold of Monkey Mind. (NR)
King Crimson. Live in Chicago, June 28th, 2017. (NR)
Neu! Neu! 2. (4.0)
Page, Jimmy/Robert Plant. No Quarter (aka Unledded; original version). (NR)
Pink Floyd. Meddle. (3.0)
Pink Floyd. The Wall. (4.0)
Popol Vuh. In den Gärten Pharaos. (NR)
Rush. Fly by Night. (3.5)
Rush. Caress of Steel. (3.0)
Rush. Hemispheres. (4.0)
Rush. Power Windows. (3.5)
Rush. Presto. (3.0)
Rush. Roll the Bones. (3.5)
Rush. Counterparts. (4.0)
Rush. Test for Echo. (3.0)
Rush. Different Stages. (5.0)
Rush. Vapor Trails. (4.5)
Rush. Grace under Pressure Tour 1984. (5.0)
Available in Replay x3.
Van der Graaf. The Quiet Zone/The Pleasure Dome. (NR)
Van der Graaf Generator. Repeat Performance. (4.0)
Vanilla Fudge. The Best of Vanilla Fudge. (4.5)
With full-length versions.
Vanilla Fudge. Near the Beginning (reissue w/bonus tracks, incl. "Good Good Livin'.") (4.5)
The same Vanilla Fudge tracks could be assembled by replacing The Best Of with the self-titled debut and getting the CD reissue of Renaissance.
Ya Ho Wa 13. Penetration: An Aquarian Symphony. (4.0)
Yes. Yes. (NR)
Yes. Relayer. (4.0)
Yes. Going for the One. (NR)
Yes. Tormato. (3.5)
Yes. Beyond and Before: The BBC Recordings 1969-1970. (NR)
Yes. Wonderous Stories: The Best of Yes. (4.0)
Various artists. Charisma Disturbance. (NR)

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PSYCH, BRITISH INVASION, GARAGE, FOLK ROCK, & RELATED
---THE A-LIST---
13th Floor Elevators. Easter Everywhere. (NR)
The Action. Rolled Gold. (4.5)
Animals. Retrospective. (5.0)
Beach Boys. Today! (5.0)
Beach Boys. Endless Summer. (5.0)
Beatles. Revolver (UK). (5.0)
Beatles. Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band. (4.5)
Beatles. Magical Mystery Tour (US). (5.0)
Beatles. The Beatles (White Album). (5.0)
Beatles. Abbey Road. (5.0)
Beatles. 1962-1966. (5.0)
Beatles. Past Masters, Volume Two. (5.0)
Burdon, Eric/Animals. Winds of Change. (4.5)
Byrds. Mr. Tambourine Man. (4.5)
Byrds. Turn! Turn! Turn! (4.0)
Byrds. Fifth Dimension (CD reissue w/bonus tracks). (4.5)
Captain Beefheart & His Magic Bird. Trout Mask Replica. (NR)
The Crazy World of Arthur Brown. "Fire." (5.0)
Cream. Gold. (5.0)
Crosby, Stills & Nash. Crosby, Stills & Nash. (5.0)
Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young. Déjŕ Vu. (4.0)
Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young. "Ohio" b/w "Find the Cost of Freedom." (5.0)
Dale, Dick. King of the Surf Guitar: The Best of Dick Dale & His Del-Tones. (4.0)
Donovan. Sunshine Superman. (NR)
Donovan. "Epistle to Dippy." (5.0)
Doors. The Doors. (NR)
Doors. Waiting for the Sun. (4.0)
Doors. L.A. Woman. (NR)
Electric Prunes. Lost Dreams (4.0).
Fleetwood Mac. "The Green Manalishi (with the Two-Pronged Crown)." (5.0)
Goat. World Music. (5.0)
Goat. "Dreambuilding" b/w "Stonegoat." (4.5)
Harrison, George. All Things Must Pass. (5.0)
Hendrix, Jimi. Live at the Fillmore East. (5.0)
This is basically a killer, extremely superior alternate version of Band of Gypsys.
Hendrix, Jimi/Jimi Hendrix Experience. Are You Experienced? (US). (5.0)
Hendrix, Jimi/Jimi Hendrix Experience. Axis: Bold as Love. (5.0)
Hendrix, Jimi/Jimi Hendrix Experience. Smash Hits (UK). (5.0)
If you get the CD version of Are You Experienced? that collects the US and UK tracks along with singles, you can skip all versions of Smash Hits.
Hendrix, Jimi/Jimi Hendrix Experience. Electric Ladyland. (4.0)
Hendrix, Jimi/The Jimi Hendrix Experience. Winterland (4-CD box set). (NR)
Iron Butterfly. In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida. (4.5)
Jefferson Airplane. After Bathing at Baxter's. (NR)
Kinks. The Kinks Are the Village Green Preservation Society (stereo). (5.0)
Kinks. The Ultimate Collection. (4.5)
Lennon, John. Plastic Ono Band. (5.0)
The Music Machine. Turn On. (4.0)
Pink Floyd. The Piper at the Gates of Dawn (UK mono). (5.0)
Pink Floyd. Relics. (4.5)
Plastic Ono Band. "Give Peace a Chance." (4.5)
Plastic Ono Band. "Cold Turkey." (5.0)
Plastic Ono Band. "Happy Xmas (War Is Over)." (5.0)
Rationals. "I Need You." (NR)
Revere, Paul/Raiders. "Just Like Me." (5.0)
Rolling Stones. Hot Rocks. (4.5)
Santana. The Woodstock Experience (incl. Santana). (NR)
Silver Apples. Silver Apples/Contact. (4.0)
Sonics. Here are the Sonics! (5.0)
Sons of Adam. "Feathered Fish." (4.0)
Available on some '60s comps.
The Third Bardo. Lose Your Mind (EP). (4.0)
T. Rex. T. Rex. (4.0)
Velvet Underground. The Velvet Underground and Nico Produced by Andy Warhol. (5.0)
Velvet Underground. White Light/White Heat. (5.0)
Ventures. The Fabulous Ventures. (5.0)
Ventures. Golden Greats. (NR)
Ventures. Walk - Don't Run: The Best of the Ventures. (NR)
The Who. Meaty Beaty Big and Bouncy. (5.0)
The Who. "Love, Reign O'er Me." (5.0)
Yardbirds. Greatest Hits, Volume One: 1964-1966. (NR)
Yardbirds. Roger the Engineer (reissue w/"Happenings Ten Years Time Ago" single). (NR)
Young, Neil. Harvest. (4.0)
Young, Neil. Freedom. (NR)
Young, Neil/Crazy Horse. Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere. (NR)
Young, Neil/Crazy Horse. Rust Never Sleeps. (NR)
Various artists. Beyond the Calico Wall. (3.5)
Various artists. Nuggets, Volume One: The Hits. (5.0)
Various artists. Nuggets, Volume 9: Acid Rock. (4.0)
Various artists. Nuggets, Volume 12: Punk, Part Three. (4.5)
Various artists. Nuggets II: Original Artyfacts from the British Empire and Beyond. (NR)
---HONORABLE MENTIONS---
13th Floor Elevators. The Psychedelic Sounds of the 13th Floor Elevators. (NR)
Allman Brothers Band. The Allman Brothers Band. (4.0)
Allman Brothers Band. Idlewild South. (4.0)
Allman Brothers Band. The Road Goes On Forever. (4.0)
Baba Zula. Gecekondu. (NR)
Blue Cheer. Vincebus Eruptum. (NR)
Broughton, Edgar/Edgar Broughton Band. "Out Demons Out." (4.5)
Buchanan, Roy. Roy Buchanan. (NR)
Buffalo Springfield. Retrospective: The Best of Buffalo Springfield. (3.5)
Buffalo Springfield. Sell Out. (4.0)
Burdon, Eric. Sun Secrets. (4.0)
Burdon, Eric. Mirage. (NR)
Byrds. Younger Than Yesterday. (3.5)
Byrds. Sanctuary II. (NR)
Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band. Safe as Milk. (NR)
Côrtes, Lula/Zé Ramalho. Paębiru. (NR)
Crosby, Stills & Nash. Crosby, Stills & Nash. (NR)
Dead Moon. Unknown Passage. (NR)
Dead Moon. Defiance. (NR)
Dead Moon. Thirteen off My Hook. (4.0)
Donovan. The Hurdy Gurdy Man. (NR)
Donovan. Barabajagal. (3.5)
Donovan. Cosmic Wheels. (NR)
Fleetwood Mac. Then Play On (reissue version including "Oh Well"). (NR)
Fleur de Lys, Les. Reflections. (NR)
Freeman Sound. Heavy Trip. (3.5)
Goat. Commune. (NR)
Hendrix, Jimi. The Jimi Hendrix Concerts. (NR)
Hendrix, Jimi. Voodoo Soup. (4.0)
Hendrix, Jimi. First Rays of the New Rising Sun. (3.5)
Iron Butterfly. Live at the Galaxy Club. (5.0)
Jefferson Airplane. Surrealistic Pillow. (NR)
July. July. (NR)
Kinks. Face to Face (stereo). (4.0)
Kinks. "Victoria" b/w "Brainwashed." (NR)
Lennon, John. Imagine. (NR)
Lennon, John/Yoko Ono. Double Fantasy. (NR)
Lollipop Shoppe. Just Colour. (NR)
May Blitz. May Blitz/The 2nd of May. (4.0)
McCartney, Paul/Wings. "Jet." (4.5)
The Misunderstood. Before the Dream Faded. (4.0)
The Move. Split Ends. (4.0)
Or the expanded reissue of Message from the Country.
Oneida. Enemy Hogs. (NR)
Oneida. Anthem of the Moon. (NR)
Oneida. Rated O. (NR)
Pink Floyd. London 1966/1967 (aka Tonite Let's All Make Love in London). (4.5)
Pretty Things. S.F. Sorrow (reissue w/bonus tracks). (NR)
Rolling Stones. Sticky Fingers. (4.0)
Rolling Stones. "Start Me Up." (4.0)
Santana. Moonflower. (NR)
Shadows. The Shadows' Greatest Hits. (4.0)
Shangri-Las. Remember: Hits & Rarities from the Bad Girls of 60s Pop. (4.5)
Simon & Garfunkel. Parsley, Sage, Rosemary and Thyme. (NR)
Simon & Garfunkel. Sounds of Silence (album). (5.0)
Simon & Garfunkel. Bookends. (4.0)
Skull Defekts. The Temple. (NR)
Skull Defekts. Peer Amid. (NR)
Skull Defekts. Dances in Dreams of the Known Unknown. (4.0)
Sonics. Boom. (4.5)
Standells. The Best of the Standells (1986). (4.0)
Tyrannosaurus Rex. A Beard of Stars. (NR)
Velvet Underground. Caught between the Twisted Stars. (4.5)
Ventures. Ventures á Go-Go. (4.0)
West Coast Pop Art Experimental Band. Vol. 2. (NR)
The Who. Who's Next. (NR)
The Who. "Eminence Front." (NR)
Young, Neil. After the Gold Rush. (3.5)
Young, Neil. On the Beach. (4.0)
Young, Neil. American Stars 'N Bars. (NR)
Zombies. "She's Not There." (5.0)
Zombies. "Leave Me Be." (5.0)
Zombies. "Indication." (5.0)
The best Zombies single collection is the 2xCD on Big Beat, which uses the slightly superior mono masters.
Various artists. Psychedelic Years Revisited. (4.0)
Various artists. Warfaring Strangers: Darkscorch Canticles. (NR)

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INDIE ROCK, ALTERNATIVE, & RELATED
---THE A-LIST---
Baby Gopal. Baby Gopal. (NR)
Battles. Mirrored. (NR)
Coldplay. A Rush of Blood to the Head. (NR)
Coldplay. X&Y. (5.0)
Death Cab for Cutie. "I Will Possess Your Heart." (5.0)
Dirty Projectors. "Stillness is the Move." (NR)
Dub Trio. New Heavy. (NR)
eX-Girl. Back to the Mono Kero! (NR)
Forms. The Forms. (5.0)
Harvey, PJ. Rid of Me. (5.0)
Hum. You'd Prefer an Astronaut. (NR)
The Invisible. Rispah. (NR)
James. Laid. (4.0)
Jane's Addiction. Ritual de lo Habitual. (4.0)
Jane's Addiction. "True Nature." (4.5)
Jane's Addiction. "Just Because." (4.0)
The preceding two singles are from the Strays album.
Jesus Lizard. Head. (NR)
Jesus Lizard. Goat. (5.0)
Kasabian. "Club Foot." (4.5)
Single from Kasabian.
Kills. "No Wow." (NR)
Single from No Wow.
Land of Talk. Applause Cheer Boo Hiss. (NR)
Live. "Lakini's Juice." (4.5)
Single from Secret Samadhi.
Lungfish. Necklace of Heads. (5.0)
Lungfish. Talking Songs for Walking. (5.0)
Lungfish. Pass and Stow. (4.5)
Metric. "Youth Without Youth." (5.0)
Single from Synthetica.
Mogwai. Young Team. (NR)
Moon Honey. Hand-Painted Dream Photographs. (5.0)
Morrissey. You are the Quarry. (NR)
Morrissey. Years of Refusal. (5.0)
Nada Surf. High/Low. (4.5)
Nada Surf. The Stars are Indifferent to Astronomy. (NR)
Nice as Fuck. Nice as Fuck. (NR)
Nirvana. Nevermind. (NR)
Nirvana. Incesticide. (NR)
Number Girl. Num-Heavymetallic. (4.0)
Number Girl. Omoide in My Head 1: Best/B-Sides. (4.5)
Out of Body. Evaporate. (4.5)
Ozomatli. Ozomatli. (5.0)
Pavement. Slanted and Enchanted. (NR)
Pearl Jam. "Jeremy." (5.0)
Radiohead. "Creep." (5.0)
Single from Pablo Honey.
Radiohead. OK Computer. (NR)
Red Hot Chili Peppers. Blood Sugar Sex Magik. (4.5)
R.E.M. Chronic Town. (NR)
R.E.M. Murmur. (NR)
R.E.M. Reckoning. (NR)
R.E.M. Document. (5.0)
R.E.M. "Orange Crush." (5.0)
R.E.M. "Losing My Religion." (5.0)
Rough Francis. "MSP2" b/w "Blind Pigs." (NR)
Rubinos, Xenia. Magic Trix. (NR)
Shellac. The Rude Gesture: A Pictorial History. (5.0)
Shellac. Uranus. (5.0)
Shellac. At Action Park. (5.0)
Shellac. 1000 Hurts. (4.5)
Sigur Rós. ( ). (NR)
Sigur Rós. Takk. (NR)
Sister Helen. Hope to Leave No Harm. (NR)
Sister Helen. The Jasmine EP. (NR)
Sister Helen. Sister Helen. (NR)
Sleater-Kinney. Sleater-Kinney. (4.5)
Sleater-Kinney. Dig Me Out. (NR)
Sleater-Kinney. The Woods. (4.5)
Slint. Spiderland. (5.0)
Smashing Pumpkins. Melon Collie and the Infinite Sadness. (NR)
The Soft Moon. "Breathe the Fire" b/w "Phantoms." (5.0)
Single from The Soft Moon.
Sugar. Copper Blue. (NR)
Sugar. Beaster. (3.5)
Swervedriver. Mezcal Head (US version). (NR)
Teddybears. "Punkrocker." (5.0)
Temple of the Dog. "Hunger Strike." (5.0)
Weezer. Weezer (blue). (4.5)
Twin Killers. Lemon Heart Opera. (4.5)
The Village Bicycle. Fits and Starts. (5.0)
Warpaint. Warpaint. (NR)
Wolf Alice. My Love is Cool. (NR)
Yeah Yeah Yeahs. Machine. (NR)
Yeah Yeah Yeahs. Fever to Tell. (4.5)
Yeah Yeah Yeahs. Is Is. (NR)
Yeah Yeah Yeahs. It's Blitz! (4.5)
Yvette. Yvette. (NR)
Yvette. 7" Remixes. (NR)
Yvette. "Erosion" b/w "Cold Sweat." (NR)
Yvette. Process. (NR)
Zazen Boys. II. (4.5)
Zazen Boys. 4. (5.0)
Zhopa Mira. Truculent Ways. (4.0)
Various artists. David Bay Leaf/Batt Lion split. (4.5)
---HONORABLE MENTIONS---
311. 311. (4.0)
311. Transistor. (3.5)
311. Greatest Hits '93 - '03. (4.0)
1000 Mona Lisas. New Disease. (NR)
Ash. "Spheres." (NR)
Ash. "Sky Burial." (NR)
Batt Lion. Casual War. (NR)
Belly. Star. (3.5)
Big Audio Dynamite. F-Punk. (3.0)
Blue Foundation. "Eyes on Fire." (4.5)
Butthole Surfers. Independent Worm Saloon. (3.0)
Cake. Fashion Nugget. (4.0)
Cake. Comfort Eagle. (4.0)
Ceramic Dog. Your Turn. (NR)
Cranberries. No Need to Argue. (NR)
Curtis, Jeff. Dull Throb. (NR)
Dead Weather. Sea of Cowards. (NR)
Deerhoof. Friend Opportunity. (3.5)
Delawari, Ariana. Lion of Panjshir. (NR)
Dengue Fever. Cannibal Courtship. (NR)
Dresden Dolls. The Dresden Dolls. (NR)
Dresden Dolls. The Virginia Monologues. (NR)
Electrelane. No Shouts No Calls. (4.0)
Failure. Fantastic Planet. (NR)
Foo Fighters. Foo Fighters. (NR)
Foo Fighters. The Colour and the Shape. (NR)
Foo Fighters. One by One. (NR)
Foo Fighters. In Your Honor. (NR)
Foo Fighters. Wasting Light. (NR)
Happy Go Licky. Will Play. (NR)
Hard Nips. Hard Nips. (NR)
Hard Nips. Amazing Guns. (NR)
Hard Nips. Uncommon Animal. (NR)
Hum. Downward Is Heavenward. (NR)
Incubus. A Crow Left of the Murder. (NR)
Iron Oxide. Flash Gordon Serialism. (NR)
Kills. Keep on Your Mean Side. (NR)
Kills. No Wow (remix EP). (NR)
Kills. Blood Pressures. (NR)
Lungfish. Rainbows from Atoms. (4.0)
Lungfish. Artificial Horizon. (NR)
McCartney, Paul. Memory Almost Full. (4.5)
Metric. Fantasies. (NR)
Morrissey. Vauxhall and I. (NR)
Morrissey. World Peace is None of Your Business. (NR)
My Brightest Diamond. Bring Me the Workhorse. (NR)
My Brightest Diamond. All Things Will Unwind. (NR)
No Doubt. Tragic Kingdom. (4.0)
No Doubt. Rock Steady. (NR)
Pearl Jam. Vs. (NR)
Pearl Jam. Vitalogy. (NR)
Pearl Jam. Yield. (NR)
Pretty Girls Make Graves. Good Health. (NR)
Radiohead. Airbag/How Am I Driving? (NR)
Radiohead. In Rainbows. (NR)
R.E.M. "Radio Free Europe" (1981 single version). (4.5)
Available on Eponymous.
R.E.M. Fables of the Reconstruction. (NR)
R.E.M. Life's Rich Pageant. (3.5)
R.E.M. Eponymous. (4.0)
R.E.M. Automatic for the People. (NR)
Sam Goodwill. History. (NR)
Sigur Rós. Von. (3.0)
Sister Helen. The Secret EP. (NR)
Spacehog. "In the Meantime." (4.5)
Speedking. The Fist and the Laurels. (NR)
Sri. Gravity Reminds Me. (NR)
Strummer, Joe & The Mescaleros. Rock Art & the X-Ray Style. (3.5)
Strummer, Joe & The Mescaleros. Streetcore. (3.5)
Ting Tings. We Started Nothing. (NR)
Yeah Yeah Yeahs. Show Your Bones. (NR)
Zazen Boys. Himitsu Girl's Top Secret. (NR)
Zazen Boys. Hantoumei Shoujo Kankei. (NR)

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INDIE/POP & ELECTRONIC MUSIC
---THE A-LIST---
Automatons. "Cake and Ice Cream." (4.5)
Bat for Lashes. Two Suns. (4.0)
Benoit & Sergio. "Bridge So Far." (4.0)
Beyoncé. Beyoncé. (NR)
Björk. Debut. (4.5)
Björk. "Human Behaviour" (remixes). (4.0)
Björk. Post. (4.5)
Björk. Homogenic. (NR)
Björk. Volta. (NR)
Björk. "Nattura." (NR)
Available on some versions of Biophilia.
Björk. Biophilia. (4.0)
Björk. Biophilia Remixes, Part Five. (NR)
Björk. Biophilia Live. (NR)
Björk/Current Value. Biophilia Remixes, Part One. (NR)
Björk/Death Grips. Biophilia Remixes, Part Two. (NR)
Charli XCX. True Romance. (4.5)
Crystal Castles. Crystal Castles (II). (NR)
Crystal Castles. Celestica (EP). (4.5)
Crystal Castles. III. (4.5)
Duran Duran. "Come Undone." (NR)
Feist. "I Feel It All" (5-track single w/album version and remixes, incl. Diplo). (NR)
Feist. "My Moon My Man." (5.0)
Single from The Reminder.
Free Blood. The Singles. (4.0)
Goldfrapp. Black Cherry. (NR)
Goulding, Ellie. Bright Lights. (NR)
Kills. No Wow (remix EP). (NR)
Kimbra. Vows (Australian tour edition, or both Australian standard and US versions). (4.5)
Ladytron. Commodore Rock. (NR)
Ladytron. Witching Hour. (NR)
Ladytron. Live at London Astoria 16.07.08. (5.0)
LCD Soundsystem. Sound of Silver. (5.0)
LCD Soundsystem. "Big Ideas." (4.0)
Madison. "#1" (RAC remix). (4.0)
Madonna. Madonna (reissue version). (NR)
Madonna. Confessions on a Dance Floor. (NR)
Madonna. Celebration (single disc version).
Massive Attack. Mezzanine. (NR)
M.I.A. Arular. (5.0)
Monáe, Janelle. The Archandroid: Suites II and III. (4.0)
Out Hud. Let Us Never Speak of It Again. (4.5)
Portishead. Third. (4.5)
The Prodigy. The Fat of the Land. (NR)
Santigold. Master of My Make-Believe. (4.5)
Santogold. Santogold. (4.5)
Scott-Heron, Gil. I'm New Here. (5.0)
Shackleton. "Deadman." (5.0)
Sleigh Bells. Treats. (5.0)
Sleigh Bells. Reign of Terror. (4.0)
Spears, Britney. "Till the World Ends." (4.0)
Single from Femme Fatale.
Spektor, Regina. Soviet Kitsch. (5.0)
Spektor, Regina. "You've Got Time." (5.0)
Stewart, Mark. The Politics of Envy. (5.0)
Tigre, Le. Le Tigre. (4.0)
Tigre, Le. This Island. (4.0)
Yeah Yeah Yeahs/A-Trak. "Heads Will Roll." (5.0)
Yelle. Safari Disco Club. (4.5)
Various artists. Soundboy's Gravestone Gets Desecrated by Vandals (2xCD version). (NR)
---HONORABLE MENTIONS---
Amos, Tori. Little Earthquakes. (NR)
Antarctica. 81:03. (NR)
Araab Muzik. For Professional Use Only. (NR)
Asian Dub Foundation. Facts and Fictions. (NR)
Asian Dub Foundation. Community Music. (4.0)
Beyoncé. I Am... Sasha Fierce. (NR)
Björk/Omar Souleyman. The Crystalline Series. (NR)
Bonobo. "First Fires" (Maya Jane Coles remix). (NR)
Brown Bells. "Dippin Demons." (NR)
The Bug. Angels & Devils. (4.0)
Cherry, Neneh. Blank Project. (NR)
Charli XCX. Stay Away (remix EP). (4.5)
Charli XCX. "Allergic to Love." (4.0)
Crookers. Tons of Remixes. (NR)
Crystal Castles. "Baptism" (Indyans edit). (NR)
Crystal Castles. "Baptism" (Story of Isaac remix). (NR)
Crystal Castles. "Celestica" (Alcala remix). (NR)
Crystal Castles. "Empathy" (spf5Ř edit). (NR)
Crystal Castles. "Affection" (Tarantula X remix). (NR)
Crystal Castles. "Kerosene" (Valy Mo ††‡† remix). (NR)
Crystal Castles. "Pale Flesh" (hugsnotdrugs remix). (NR)
Crystal Castles. "Pale Flesh" (Tarantula X remix). (NR)
Crystal Castles. "Sad Eyes" (Huoratron remix). (NR)
Del Ray, Lana. Born to Die. (NR)
Distance. Repercussions (2xCD version). (NR)
DrGoo. DrGoo's Office. (NR)
DrGoo. The Prescription. (NR)
Dudley, Anne/Jaz Coleman. Songs from the Victorious City. (4.0)
Duran Duran. Arena. (NR)
Echospace. The Coldest Season. (NR)
Emalkay. "Gut Feeling" b/w "Frequency." (NR)
Empress Of. Systems. (NR)
The Faint. "Agenda Suicide." (5.0)
Single from Danse Macabre.
Fever Fever. "The Chair" (FOE remix). (NR)
Ghostpoet. Some Say I So I Say Light. (NR)
Ghostpoet. Shedding Skin. (NR)
Golan, Rosi. Lead Balloon. (NR)
Goldfrapp. We are Glitter. (3.5)
Gorillaz. Demon Days. (NR)
Goulding, Ellie. Halcyon. (NR)
Goulding, Ellie. Delirium (Deluxe Edition). (NR)
Halo, Laurel. Hour Logic. (NR)
Holden, James. The Inheritors. (NR)
INXS. "What You Need." (4.0)
INXS. Kick. (NR)
King Midas Sound. Without You. (3.5)
King Midas Sound. "Aroo." (NR)
King Midas Sound/Fennesz. Edition 1. (NR)
Ladytron. "Weekend" (remixes 12"). (NR)
Ladytron. Velocifero. (NR)
La Havas, Lianne. Blood. (NR)
Lanza, Jessy. Pull My Hair Back. (NR)
LCD Soundsystem. This Is Happening. (4.5)
LCD Soundsystem. Shut Up and Play the Hits. (5.0)
Letherette. "D&T" (single w/remixes). (NR)
Lorde. Pure Heroine. (NR)
Luscious Jackson. "Naked Eye" (12"). (NR)
Mahdy Jr., El. The Spirit of Fucked Up Places. (NR)
Massive Attack. 100th Window. (NR)
Men. Talk about Body. (NR)
M.I.A. Matangi. (NR)
Minerva, Maria. Will Happiness Find Me? (4.0)
Minerva, Maria. Bless. (4.0)
Moby. Animal Rights. (4.0)
Nine Inch Nails. Broken. (4.0)
Nine Inch Nails. The Downward Spiral. (NR)
Poliça. Give You the Ghost. (NR)
Radio4. Electrify (CD EP). (NR)
Samuel. Falling Star. (NR)
Shackleton. Three EPs. (NR)
Sia. 1000 Forms of Fear. (NR)
Sleigh Bells. Bitter Rivals. (4.0)
Spektor, Regina. Mary Ann Meets the Gravediggers and Other Short Stories. (NR)
Spektor, Regina. Far. (4.5)
Spektor, Regina. "All the Rowboats." (4.0)
Single from What We Saw from the Cheap Seats.
Stewart, Mark. Control Data. (NR)
Stewart, Mark. "Children of the Revolution" b/w "Nothing Is Sacred." (NR)
Thao/The Get Down Stay Down. A Man Alive. (NR)
Tunnidge. "Dark Skies" b/w "Tribe." (NR)
Vatican Shadow. Jordanian Descent. (NR)
Vex'd. Cloud Seed (12" version). (NR)
The Weeknd. House of Balloons. (NR)
Wild Belle. "Keep You." (NR)
Single from Isles.
Woodkid. Iron EP. (NR)
Woodkid. "Run Boy Run." (NR)
YACHT. "Summer Song" (12"). (4.0)
Tracks also available on See Mystery Lights.
YACHT. Shangri-La. (4.5)
Various artists. Soundboy's Bones Get Buried in the Dirt Volume 1. (NR)

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METAL & HARD ROCK
---THE A-LIST---
AC/DC. Powerage. (NR)
AC/DC. Back in Black. (NR)
Alice in Chains. Dirt. (NR)
Anthrax. Spreading the Disease. (4.0)
Anthrax. Among the Living. (5.0)
Anthrax. Persistence of Time. (4.0)
Black Sabbath. Black Sabbath (US version). (5.0)
Black Sabbath. Paranoid. (5.0)
Black Sabbath. Master of Reality. (5.0)
Black Sabbath. Vol. 4. (4.0)
Black Sabbath. "Hard Road" b/w "Symptom of the Universe." (5.0)
B-side available on Sabotage.
Black Sabbath. Heaven and Hell. (4.5)
Black Sabbath. Dehumanizer. (4.0)
Blue Öyster Cult. Tyranny and Mutation. (4.5)
Blue Öyster Cult. Agents of Fortune. (4.0)
Body Count. Bloodlust. (NR)
Celtic Frost. Morbid Tales. (4.0)
With at least 8 tracks.
Cheap Trick. Cheap Trick (reissue w/bonus tracks). (4.5)
Cheap Trick. "Dream Police" b/w "Heaven Tonight." (5.0)
Single from Dream Police.
Cradle of Filth. Damnation and a Day. (4.5)
Danzig. Danzig. (NR)
Danzig. III: How the Gods Kill. (NR)
Death. Scream Bloody Gore. (NR)
deftones. Around the Fur. (4.5)
deftones. Deftones. (4.5)
deftones. Diamond Eyes (incl. iTunes bonus tracks). (5.0)
Faith No More. The Real Thing. (4.5)
Faith No More. Angel Dust. (5.0)
Heart. "Magic Man." (4.0)
Single from Dreamboat Annie.
Heart. "Barracuda." (5.0)
Single from Little Queen.
Helmet. Meantime. (4.0)
Iron Maiden. Powerslave. (4.5)
Judas Priest. Sad Wings of Destiny. (5.0)
Judas Priest. Sin after Sin. (4.5)
Judas Priest. Unleashed in the East. (5.0)
Judas Priest. British Steel. (4.0)
Judas Priest. "Some Heads are Gonna Roll." (4.0)
Single from Defenders of the Faith.
Judas Priest. Painkiller. (4.0)
Judas Priest. The Essential Judas Priest. (5.0)
Led Zeppelin. Led Zeppelin. (5.0)
Led Zeppelin. III. (4.5)
Led Zeppelin. IV. (4.5)
Led Zeppelin. Houses of the Holy. (5.0)
Led Zeppelin. Physical Graffitti. (4.5)
Mastodon. Leviathan. (NR)
Mastodon. Blood Mountain. (NR)
Mastodon/Feist. Feistodon. (4.5)
Melvins. "Night Goat." (5.0)
Metallica. Kill 'Em All. (4.0)
Metallica. Master of Puppets. (5.0)
Metallica. ...And Justice for All. (5.0)
Metallica. Metallica (aka The Black Album). (4.5)
Ministry. Psalm 69: The Way to Succeed and the Way to Suck Eggs. (4.0)
Motörhead. Overkill. (4.0)
Motörhead. Ace of Spades. (5.0)
Om. Conference of the Birds. (5.0)
Om. Advaitic Songs. (5.0)
Pantera. Vulgar Display of Power. (4.0)
Primus. Sailing the Seas of Cheese. (4.0)
Quatro, Suzi. Suzi Quatro. (4.5)
Queens of the Stone Age. Songs for the Deaf. (NR)
Queens of the Stone Age. Era Vulgaris. (NR)
Rage Against the Machine. Rage Against the Machine. (4.5)
Rage Against the Machine. Evil Empire. (5.0)
Red Sun. Werewolves on Mars. (4.0)
Sepultura. Chaos A.D. (4.5)
Slayer. Reign in Blood. (4.0)
Soundgarden. Badmotorfinger. (5.0)
Soundgarden. A-Sides. (4.5)
Suicidal Tendencies. The Art of Rebellion. (NR)
Therapy? Nurse. (4.0)
Voivod. Killing Technology (CD version). (4.5)
Voivod. Nothingface. (4.5)
White Zombie. La Sexorcisto: Devil Music, Vol. 1. (4.0)
---HONORABLE MENTIONS---
AC/DC. Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap. (4.0)
Aerosmith. Get Your Wings. (NR)
Aerosmith. Toys in the Attic. (4.0)
Aerosmith. Rocks. (4.0)
Anthrax. State of Euphoria. (3.0)
Anthrax. Sound of White Noise. (NR)
Black Sabbath. Sabbath Bloody Sabbath. (3.5)
Black Sabbath. Technical Ecstasy. (4.0)
Black Sabbath. "Never Say Die" b/w "She's Gone." (4.0)
Single from Never Say Die.
Black Sabbath. Mob Rules. (3.5)
Blossom Toes. If Only for a Moment. (NR)
Blue Öyster Cult. Blue Öyster Cult. (NR)
Blue Öyster Cult. Fire of Unknown Origin. (3.5)
Body Count. Body Count. (4.0)
Body Count. "Born Dead." (4.5)
Single from Born Dead.
Buzzoven. Unwilling to Explain. (4.0)
Cactus. Cactology: The Cactus Collection. (NR)
Cheap Trick. Heaven Tonight. (3.5)
Cheap Trick. At Budokan. (NR)
Danzig. Thrall/Demonsweatlive. (NR)
Danzig. 4 (aka 4p). (NR)
Deep Purple. In Rock. (NR)
Deep Purple. Machine Head. (3.5)
Deep Purple. The Deep Purple Singles A's & B's. (NR).
deftones. Adrenaline. (NR)
deftones. White Pony. (4.5)
deftones. B-Sides & Rarities. (4.0)
Electric Wizard. Come My Fanatics.... (3.5)
Electric Wizard. Let Us Prey. (NR)
Electric Wizard. Witchcult Today. (NR)
Fishbone. Truth and Soul. (3.5)
Fishbone. The Reality of My Surroundings. (NR)
Fishbone. Give a Monkey a Brain and He'll Swear He's the Center of the Universe. (3.5)
Golden Earring. Moontan. (4.0)
Helmet. Strap It On. (NR)
High on Fire. Blessed Black Wings. (NR)
Infectious Grooves. Sarsippius' Ark. (4.0)
Iron Maiden. Somewhere Back in Time. (4.0)
Isis. Oceanic. (4.5)
Japan. Adolescent Sex. (NR)
Jesu. Silver. (4.0)
Killing Joke. Killing Joke (2003). (4.5)
Kiss. Kiss. (NR)
KMFDM. "Power." (4.0)
Kyuss. Blues for the Red Sun. (4.0)
Living Colour. Vivid. (NR)
Megachurch. Megachurch. (4.0)
Metallica. Ride the Lightning. (4.0)
Metallica. Hardwired... to Self-Destruct. (4.0)
Motörhead. Bomber. (4.0)
Motörhead. Sacrifice. (NR)
Motörhead. Kiss of Death. (NR)
Mutoid Man. Helium Head. (NR)
Neurosis. Souls at Zero (CD version). (NR)
Neurosis. Through Silver in Blood. (NR)
The Obsessed. The Obsessed (aka Sodden Jackal). (NR)
Om. Variations on a Theme. (4.0)
Om. Pilgrimage. (NR)
Osmonds. "Crazy Horses." (NR)
Petty, Tom & The Heartbreakers. Greatest Hits. (4.0)
Primus. Frizzle Fry. (NR)
Primus. Pork Soda. (NR)
Pro-Pain. Foul Taste of Freedom. (NR)
Queen. Sheer Heart Attack. (4.0)
Red Sun. "Absalon." (4.0)
Sepultura. Beneath the Remains. (NR)
Shinobi Ninja. "Gloom Doom"/"Got to Die." (NR)
Slayer. Seasons in the Abyss. (4.0)
Soundgarden. Screaming Life. (NR)
Soundgarden. Superunknown. (NR)
Therapy? Troublegum. (4.0)
Thin Lizzy. Jailbreak. (NR)
Thin Lizzy. Bad Reputation. (NR)
Thin Lizzy. Black Rose: A Rock Legend. (NR)
Tool. Undertow. (3.0)
Type O Negative. Bloody Kisses. (NR)
Van Halen. Van Halen. (NR)
Van Halen. "And the Cradle will Rock." (NR)
Van Halen. Fair Warning. (NR)
Voivod. Infini. (NR)
Various artists. Red Sun/Mockingbird split. (NR)
Various artists. St. Valentine's Day Massacre (Motörhead/Girlschool). (3.5)

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MULTICATEGORY COMPILATIONS
---THE A-LIST---
Various artists. Cruising: Music from the Original Motion Picture Soundtrack. (5.0)
Various artists. Judgment Night: Music from the Motion Picture. (4.0)
Various artists. Music for the Proletariat. (NR)
Various artists. Ninja Tune XX Vol. 2. (NR)
Various artists. Protected: Massive Samples. (4.5)
Various artists/Diplo/Santogold. Top Ranking Santogold: A Diplo Dub. (5.0)
Various artists/Rahman, A.R. Slumdog Millionaire. (NR)
---HONORABLE MENTIONS---
Various artists. Biggabush Sound Sensation. (NR)
Various artists. URGH! A Music War. (4.0)
Various artists. Violent World: A Tribute to the Misfits. (4.0)

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