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77 Albums That You Don't Really Need To Hear Now Before You Die

And we're all still alive. Hurrah! All of the albums on this page featured in previous editions of the book, but have now been expunged, as old father time marches on and new recommendations come into play. I'd still recommend Neon Bible to anyone mind you. And The Age Of The Understatement. And Arular. Just for good old fashioned enjoyment, ye know?

50 Cent
50 Cent – Get Rich Or Die Tryin’
Get Rich Or Die Tryin’ (2003)
Adele
Adele – 21
21 (2011)
Adele
Adele – 25
25 (2015)
Christina Aguilera
Christina Aguilera – Stripped
Stripped (2002)
Christina Aguilera
Christina Aguilera – Back To Basics
Back To Basics (2006)
Antony and The Johnsons
Antony and The Johnsons – I Am A Bird Now
I Am A Bird Now (2005)
Arcade Fire
Arcade Fire – Neon Bible
Neon Bible (2007)
Arcade Fire
Arcade Fire – The Suburbs
The Suburbs (2010)
Badly Drawn Boy
Badly Drawn Boy – The Hour Of Bewilderbeast
The Hour Of Bewilderbeast (2000)
Beck
Beck – Guero
Guero (2005)
The Bees
The Bees – Sunshine Hit Me
Sunshine Hit Me (2002)
Beta Band
Beta Band – Hot Shots II
Hot Shots II (2001)
Beta Band
Beta Band – Heroes To Zeros
Heroes To Zeros (2004)
Björk
Björk – Medúlla
Medúlla (2004)
David Bowie
David Bowie – The Next Day
The Next Day (2013)
Calexico
Calexico – Feast Of Wire
Feast Of Wire (2003)
Bill Callahan
Bill Callahan – Sometimes I Wish We Were An Eagle
Sometimes I Wish We Were An Eagle (2009)
Johnny Cash
Johnny Cash – American IVː The Man Comes Around
American IVː The Man Comes Around (2002)
MJ Cole
MJ Cole – Sincere
Sincere (2000)
The Coral
The Coral – The Coral
The Coral (2002)
The Dandy Warhols
The Dandy Warhols – The Dandy Warhols Come Down
The Dandy Warhols Come Down (1997)
The Darkness
The Darkness – Permission To Land
Permission To Land (2003)
Destiny’s Child
Destiny’s Child – Survivor
Survivor (2001)
Dirty Projectors
Dirty Projectors – Bitte Orca
Bitte Orca (2009)
Doves
Doves – The Last Broadcast
The Last Broadcast (2002)
Fever Ray
Fever Ray – Fever Ray
Fever Ray (2009)
Franz Ferdinand
Franz Ferdinand – Franz Ferdinand
Franz Ferdinand (2004)
Ghostface Killah
Ghostface Killah – Fishscale
Fishscale (2006)
Giant Sand
Giant Sand – Chore of Enchantment
Chore of Enchantment (1999)
Goldfrapp
Goldfrapp – Seventh Tree
Seventh Tree (2008)
The Good, The Bad and The Queen
The Good, The Bad and The Queen – The Good, The Bad And The Queen
The Good, The Bad And The Queen (2007)
Gorillaz
Gorillaz – Gorillaz
Gorillaz (2001)
Grizzly Bear
Grizzly Bear – Veckatimest
Veckatimest (2009)
The Hives
The Hives – Your New Favourite Band
Your New Favourite Band (2001)
The Icarus Line
The Icarus Line – Penance Soiree
Penance Soiree (2004)
Norah Jones
Norah Jones – Come Away with Me
Come Away with Me (2002)
The Killers
The Killers – Hot Fuss
Hot Fuss (2004)
Kings Of Leon
Kings Of Leon – Youth And Young Manhood
Youth And Young Manhood (2003)
Kings Of Leon
Kings Of Leon – Aha Shake Heartbreak
Aha Shake Heartbreak (2004)
Kings Of Leon
Kings Of Leon – Only By The Night
Only By The Night (2008)
Klaxons
Klaxons – Myths Of The Near Future
Myths Of The Near Future (2007)
Kendrick Lamar
Kendrick Lamar – Good Kid, M.A.A.D City
Good Kid, M.A.A.D City (2012)
The Last Shadow Puppets
The Last Shadow Puppets – The Age Of The Understatement
The Age Of The Understatement (2008)
Liars
Liars – They Were Wrong, So We Drowned
They Were Wrong, So We Drowned (2004)
The Libertines
The Libertines – The Libertines
The Libertines (2004)
Lightning Bolt
Lightning Bolt – Wonderful Rainbow
Wonderful Rainbow (2003)
Limp Bizkit
Limp Bizkit – Chocolate Starfish And The Hot Dog Flavored Water
Chocolate Starfish And The Hot Dog Flavored Water (2000)
Linkin Park
Linkin Park – Hybrid Theory
Hybrid Theory (2000)
M.I.A.
M.I.A. – Arular
Arular (2005)
Madonna
Madonna – Music
Music (2000)
MGMT
MGMT – Oracular Spectacular
Oracular Spectacular (2007)
Morrissey
Morrissey – You Are The Quarry
You Are The Quarry (2004)
Ms. Dynamite
Ms. Dynamite – A Little Deeper
A Little Deeper (2002)
Muse
Muse – Black Holes and Revelations
Black Holes and Revelations (2006)
My Bloody Valentine
My Bloody Valentine – mbv
mbv (2013)
N*E*R*D
N*E*R*D – Fly Or Die
Fly Or Die (2004)
The National
The National – High Violet
High Violet (2010)
Ozomatli
Ozomatli – Street Signs
Street Signs (2004)
Radiohead
Radiohead – Amnesiac
Amnesiac (2001)
Radiohead
Radiohead – Hail To The Thief
Hail To The Thief (2003)
Red Snapper
Red Snapper – Our Aim Is To Satisfy
Our Aim Is To Satisfy (2000)
Scissor Sisters
Scissor Sisters – Scissor Sisters
Scissor Sisters (2004)
Skunk Anansie
Skunk Anansie – Post Orgasmic Chill
Post Orgasmic Chill (1999)
Slipknot
Slipknot – All Hope Is Gone
All Hope Is Gone (2008)
Songhoy Blues
Songhoy Blues – Music In Exile
Music In Exile (2015)
Britney Spears
Britney Spears – ...Baby One More Time
…Baby One More Time (1999)
The Thrills
The Thrills – So Much For The City
So Much For The City (2003)
Justin Timberlake
Justin Timberlake – Justified
Justified (2002)
TV On The Radio
TV On The Radio – Desperate Youth, Blood Thirsty Babes
Desperate Youth, Blood Thirsty Babes (2004)
The Vines
The Vines – Highly Evolved
Highly Evolved (2002)
Rufus Wainwright
Rufus Wainwright – Want One
Want One (2003)
The War On Drugs
The War On Drugs – Lost In The Dream
Lost In The Dream (2014)
Kanye West
Kanye West – The College Dropout
The College Dropout (2004)
The White Stripes
The White Stripes – Get Behind Me Satan
Get Behind Me Satan (2005)
Brian Wilson
Brian Wilson – Brian Wilson Presents Smile
Brian Wilson Presents Smile (2004)
Amy Winehouse
Amy Winehouse – Frank
Frank (2003)
The Zutons
The Zutons – Who Killed...... The Zutons?
Who Killed…… The Zutons? (2004)





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