The 50 Albums Everyone Needs to Own, 1963-2013

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No one buys albums anymore, goes the music industry truism. And yet, for all that the format’s commercial viability may or may not be on the wane, sitting and listening to a great album from start to finish is one of the greatest pleasures that music can bring. Flavorwire recently got to thinking about how one might build a record collection if you really only did buy one record a year. So here’s the result of our thought exercise: 50 albums you really should own, one a year from 1963 until the present day. Yes, of course this mean things are gonna get left out. Do feel free to argue the merits of our choices in the comment section. Just be nice. (And no, Random Access Memories isn’t the best album of 1976. Smartypants.)

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