Sunday, November 25, 2007
The Guardian's 1000 Albums To Hear Before You Die
The Guardian has a massive feature on 1000 albums to hear before you die. It's an A-Z list that strays away from obvious selections that are xeroxed on other music lists. One letter than immediately stands out is J, from J Dilla to Junior Boys. The letter J has an impressive roster that includes Michael Jackson, Jay-Z, Janis Joplin, Joy Division, and even Daniel Johnston just to name a few. The letter Q has the least number of selections and its not hard to understand why. Ever try playing Scrabble? Qbert's "Wave Twisters" from 1998 could have been included in the list. An album composed entirely of DJ's scratching records that was later translated into a full-length animation of the same name. The Guardian realized that their list would spark conservation, and even did a follow-up feature that picked out what readers felt should have made the cut. Overall, their list spans a vast amount of artists and genres and would take a life-time to hear.
The Guardian's list of 1000 albums...