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The 1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die Blog
So I decided to listen to all the 1001 albums you must hear before you die in their entirety in order (they are presented in chronological order). And in order not to forget this experience, I decided to create this site which will include one post per album listened to.
2023-09-21 13:31
The Rolling Stones – Beggars BanquetThere are albums that transcend their era, musical works that capture the essence of a generation. “The Rolling Stones' Beggar's Banquet is u… Read More
2023-08-22 14:19
Sunshine Superman – DonovanLurking in the shadow of the giants of rock, Donovan is an often forgotten treasure of the 60s. This Scottish singer, with his gentle voice and bewitching m… Read More
2023-08-21 07:04
Something Else – The KinksSeptember 1967. As the Summer of Love came to an end, leaving an indelible mark on musical culture, The Kinks offered the world “Something Else”… Read More
2023-06-09 10:04
The Young Rascals – Groovin' The Young Rascals are a somewhat forgotten gem in the history of rock, the kind you find at the bottom of an old trunk of discs worn by time. This Ameri… Read More
2023-06-08 08:26
The Byrds – Younger Than Yesterday After laying the foundations of folk rock with their electric cover of Bob Dylan's “Mr. Tambourine Man” in 1965, The Byrds began a ser… Read More
2023-06-07 07:26
The Doors – The Doors The story of The Doors began in 1965 in Los Angeles, when two UCLA students, Jim Morrison and Ray Manzarek, decided to form a band. They were joined by John De… Read More
2023-06-02 13:39
The Who – The Who Sell Out In 1967, The Who were no longer the group of mods who had set the British rock scene alight with “My Generation” two years earlier. The band w… Read More
2023-05-31 08:13
Cream – Disraeli Gears There are bands that make music history, and then there's Cream. An iconic British trio from the late 60s, made up of guitarist Eric Clapton, bassist Jack Bru… Read More
2023-05-30 13:49
Love – Forever Changes In the rich history of psychedelic rock, there are works whose dazzling beauty transcends the boundaries of their genre and reaches universal significance. &l&helli…Read More
2023-05-26 07:54
Tim Buckley – Goodbye And Hello Tim Buckley arrived on the music scene at a time when the counterculture was turning heads and shaking the world. His music, like his era, was consta… Read More
2023-05-25 12:07
The Monkees – Headquarters It's a delicate exercise to consider a critique of the Monkees, so much so that the American band seems to be part of a paradoxical duality. On the one ha… Read More
2023-05-24 15:09
The Beau Brummels – Triangle Californian pop immediately brings to mind names like The Beach Boys or The Byrds. However, the birth of this emblematic musical trend of the 1960s owes… Read More
2023-05-23 09:39
Love – Da Capo In the pantheon of 60s psychedelic rock, one name often stands out less than others: Love. Yet this Los Angeles band, led by the charismatic and tortured Arthur Lee… Read More
2023-05-22 08:13
Moby Grape – Moby Grape There are some bands that, despite their undeniable talent, go down in history. Moby Grape, a psychedelic quintet from the Californian rock scene of the 1960… Read More
2023-05-15 07:19
Nico – Chelsea Girl Nico, whose real name was Christa Päffgen, remains a captivating and enigmatic figure in modern music. Despite her untimely death in 1988, she remains an ic… Read More
2023-05-14 09:04
Astrud Gilberto – Beach Samba In the Brazilian musical landscape, rich in samba and bossa nova rhythms and vibrant voices, one name resonates with a special sweetness: Astrud Gilber… Read More
2023-05-12 07:53
Nina Simone – Wild Is The Wind To evoke Nina Simone is to call upon a mythical figure of 20th century music, an artist whose influence transcends genres and generations. Known as th… Read More
2023-05-11 09:58
The Yardbirds – Roger The Engineer The Yardbirds, the name may be vaguely familiar, but looking back at the band that released the 74th album on the 1001 albums you must hear before… Read More
2023-04-26 12:14
The Rolling Stones – Aftermath In 1966, the Rolling Stones, already considered the enfants terribles of rock, were about to take a bold turn in their career. That year, the psychede… Read More
2023-04-17 08:23
The Mothers Of Invention – Freak Out! The Mothers of Invention is still a discovery for me in this list of 1001 albums you must hear before you die, even though this band is led by… Read More
2023-04-12 08:21
The Kinks – Face To Face The Kinks, an iconic British rock band, shaped the musical landscape of the 1960s and 1970s, leaving behind a rich and varied discography. Often overlooked… Read More
2023-04-11 13:20
The Monks – Black Monk Time Few bands in the history of music can claim to have created a sound as unique and captivating as The Monks. Hailing from the United States and active in… Read More
2023-04-07 12:47
Bob Dylan – Blonde on Blonde By the time ‘Blonde on Blonde’ was released in 1966, Bob Dylan was already a major figure on the American folk scene. With this album, he co… Read More
2023-04-05 09:25
The Byrds – Fifth Dimension The Byrds, the American rock band formed in 1964 in Los Angeles, are back in this list of the 1001 albums you must have listened to in your life. They we… Read More
2023-04-03 08:18
Fred Neil – Fred Neil Fred Neil, American singer and songwriter, is a hidden treasure of 60’s folk music. And a completely new discovery for me, even though the tune of the so… Read More
2023-04-02 10:37
Pet sounds – The Beach Boys In 1966, the Beach Boys reached new heights with the release of their album ‘Pet Sounds’, which became a pop music classic. In this blog post… Read More
2023-03-30 09:45
Revolver – The Beatles 1966 marked an unprecedented artistic transformation and musical evolution for the Beatles. During this year, the Beatles explored new territories and expande… Read More
2023-03-29 12:53
The Who – My Generation The Who are undoubtedly one of the most iconic rock bands in history. Formed in London in 1964, this legendary quartet marked the golden age of British rock… Read More
2023-03-23 13:15
Bob Dylan – Highway 61 Revisited On March 22, 1965, Bob Dylan released his fifth studio album entitled “Bringing It All Back Home”. It is album number 50 on this list. A… Read More
2023-03-22 08:20
Mr. Tambourine Man – The Byrds The Byrds, the American band that made rock history, emerged in the 1960s. They created a unique and inimitable sound by blending folk, rock and pop… Read More
2023-03-21 08:43
Bert Jansch – Bert Jansch Bert Jansch, whom I did not know at all, was born on 3 November 1943 in Glasgow and died on 5 October 2011. Bert Jansch is an iconic figure in British folk… Read More
2023-03-20 09:15
The Beatles – Rubber Soul By 1965, the Beatles had become a worldwide phenomenon. They had released three successful albums in the United States and their popularity continued to gr… Read More
2023-03-17 09:27
B. B. King – Live at the Regal B. B. King, whose real name is Riley B. King, was born in 1925 in Mississippi. He has become one of the most influential artists in music history, wit… Read More
2023-03-16 08:58
A Love Supreme – John Coltrane John Coltrane, born on September 23, 1926 and died on July 17, 1967, was an American jazz saxophonist and composer, considered one of the greatest jaz… Read More
2023-03-15 10:15
The Beach Boys – The Beach Boys Today! The Beach Boys are an American rock band formed in 1961 in Hawthorne, California. The band consists of brothers Brian, Dennis and Carl Wilson… Read More
2023-03-13 08:58
Bob Dylan – Bringing It All Back Home 50 ! Here I am with “Bringing It All Back Home”, the 50th album of the list but the quest is still (very) long. And for this 50th a… Read More
2023-03-11 08:22
Here are The Sonics – The Sonics The Sonics were an American garage rock band formed in Tacoma, Washington in 1960. The band consisted of five members: Gerry Roslie (vocals and pian… Read More
2023-03-08 10:04
Cover of the Album The Rolling Stones – 1964 The Rolling Stones need no introduction. In the early 1960s, the Rolling Stones were one of the most exciting bands on the British music… Read More
2023-03-05 07:46
Rock’n Soul – Solomon Burke Solomon Burke is a legendary soul music artist, known as “King Solomon”, “The King of Rock ‘n’ Soul”, “Bi… Read More
2023-03-04 07:48
Jacques Brel – Olympia 64 The first French-speaking artist on the list, and he is a Belgian. For Belgians like me, Jacques Brel’s songs are engraved in the collective memory a… Read More
2023-03-03 06:04
The Beatles – A hard Day’s night In 1964, the Beatles had an exceptional year that marked the history of music. That year, they released their album “A Hard Day’s… Read More
2023-03-01 06:29
James Brown – Live at the Apollo Born in 1933 in South Carolina, James Brown began his musical career in the 1950s as a gospel singer before moving into R&B and soul. James B… Read More
2023-02-24 08:28
With the Beatles – The Beatles In 1963, the Beatles were on the verge of becoming the most influential music group in history. With their unique sound, distinctive style and inimita… Read More
2023-02-23 08:46
Ray Price, cover of the album Night Life Ray Price was a country music singer and songwriter known for his unique baritone voice and his contribution to the development of the Nashville s… Read More
2023-02-22 07:23
Stan Getz and Charlie Byrd : Jazz Samba Stan Getz and Charlie Byrd are two jazz musicians who together created one of the most famous and influential albums in the history of jazz, and it… Read More
2023-02-15 08:19
Cover of the album Back at the Chicken Shack Album 28 on this list takes us on a journey to discover sounds rarely heard in the 21st century: the organ. Jimmy Smith is a famous Americ… Read More
2023-02-12 16:20
Cover of the album “Miriam Makeba” – 1960 Miriam Makeba, born March 4, 1932 in Johannesburg, South Africa, is a South African singer, songwriter and political activist… Read More
2023-02-11 16:18
Cover of the album Elvis is Back ! Between 1956, date of the release of the album “Elvis Presley” and 1960, date of the release of the album which interests us here, Elvis kno… Read More
2023-02-10 07:36
Cover of the album “Joan Baez” – 1960 We leave the 50’s to enter the golden sixties. And to open this decade, we start with a figure of folk music and the hippie m… Read More
2023-02-09 08:59
Cover of the album Time Out by The Dave Brubeck Quartet This is a jazz album that contains classics that even the most resistant to this type of music know. Listen to Blue Rondo a la Turk… Read More
2023-02-07 11:03
Cover of the album Kind Of Blue – Miles Davis For me, this is a must-have album, the first one on this list that I had in my record library (back when we still used records). I&rsqu&helli…Read More
2023-02-06 08:21
Cover of the album The Genius of Ray Charles Ray Charles was a famous American blues, jazz and rhythm and blues musician, born in 1930 and died in 2004. He is considered one of the greate… Read More
2023-02-03 09:29
As much as I knew (even if only by name) Ella Fitzgerald and Billie Holiday, the name of Sarah Vaughan was unknown to me before starting this project. And yet! Sarah Vaughan was an Ameri… Read More
2023-01-28 21:28
Cover of the album Lady in Satin by Billie Holiday Billie Holiday was an American jazz and blues singer from the 1930s to 1950s. She was known for her unique and expressive voice, as well… Read More
2023-01-25 13:48
Cover of the album Kenya by Machito Machito was a Cuban jazz and salsa musician and bandleader who played an important role in the evolution of these musical genres. His real name was Fra… Read More

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