The Music Collection 25 Must Have Albums To Start Your Library

The Music Collection 25 Must Have Albums To Start Your Library

I have often been asked what one should have in their record collection. The “must haves” as it were. Below you will see my list. Understand this is only studio albums, not compilations, greatest hits, best of’s, live or box sets. These are just studio releases by the artists/bands themselves. The other point that I am going to state is that these aren’t necessarily my favorite albums by the artist or band. Instead, there are ones I feel that represent them the best or I am most familiar with. Stating that, there is no right or wrong answer, just an opinion. I believe having these records in your collection will make you well rounded and able to have a good core with which to branch off. They are in alphabetical order, not by what I think is the best order. This was painstaking for me to put together, there are so many that deserve to be here. But I finally broke down and did it and will stick with this list. I look forward to the discussion this will cause. Here they are:

1: AC/DC Back In Black
2: Aerosmith Toys In The Attic
3: Bad Company Bad Company
4: The Beatles Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Heart Club Band
5: Black Sabbath Paranoid
6: Boston Boston
7: Bruce Springsteen The River
8: Deep Purple Machine Head
9: The Eagles Hotel California
10: Fleetwood Mac Rumors
11: Grateful Dead American Beauty
12: Guns And Roses Appetite For Destruction
13: Heart Dreamboat Annie
14 Iron Maiden Piece Of Mind
15: Jeff Beck Truth
16: Judas Priest British Steel
17: KISS Destroyer
18: Led Zeppelin 4 (ZOSO)
19: Pearl Jam 10
20: Pink Floyd Dark Side Of The Moon
21: The Rolling Stones Beggar’s Banquet
22: Rush 2112
23: U2 Joshua Tree
24: Van Halen Van Halen
25: The Who Who’s Next

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Seth

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