1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die

I dug this thick book out of storage a few days ago, and have now read it again from cover to cover. It is very much as described in the title, the authors’ compilation of the best albums ever made (to 2013, when the edition was published).

I hope that it’s still in print.

I have the revised 2018 edition on my shelf, not really got around to reading it though…

It’s a great book. A very good choice of albums, and I agree with (most of) their judgments on their picks. I wonder if there’s much difference between the 2013 and 2018 editions, as I don’t remember a huge number of truly great albums being issued in those five years.

Not listing the albums here then? (!)

looks like 2021 was the last updated edition, and that it appears currently out of print. A seller on Amazon trying to sell a used 2021 edition for £55!

List price on mine is £20, so someone’s being a bit cheeky!

I hope that you 're not suggesting that I type out the titles of 1,001 albums!

just 100 per post - you’ll have it done in just 10 posts :smile: :rofl:

11 actually :slight_smile:

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true - but that 11th is a doddle

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I have a 2006 printing. I’ve read through it a number of times. Generally dood reviews. I agree with much of it within the genres I enjoy.

£3.60 from wob incl p&p.

Mine is the 2005 version with Kraftwerk on the front (same cover for later versions?).

Cost me 30 euro in HMV.

My copy has the cover of Joy Division’s ‘Unknown Pleasures’ - which I didn’t know, so I had to look it up.

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So, starting backwards, entry no 1001 is David Bowie’s ‘The Next Day’.

I will NOT be listing the next 1,000 entries!

My brother and his friends are actually going through this list and have been for a few years - I am not sure how far they have got - thanks for the reminder - I will ask him next time I see him - they are not audiophiles - which irks me a little - but then I remember its all about the music right?

When you say ‘going through this list’ do you mean that they are intending to buy all 1001 albums?

There is a web version freely available.

I’m working my way through it - approaching the end of the 60s :slightly_smiling_face:

Thank you - it would be an expensive undertaking to have to buy all 1,001 albums!

(But the book makes for a fascinating read.)