Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Albums to Look Forward to in 2013

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Here are some of the major album releases for 2013. Check the “Resources and Related Links” at the bottom for even more complete lists. I am highlighting releases from major acts and those with at least one album in the DMDB’s top 1000 of all time.

  • Jan. 14: New Order Lost Sirens
  • Jan. 21: Adam Ant Adam Ant Is the Blueback Hussar in Marrying the Gunner’s Daughter
  • Jan. 29: Justin Bieber Believe Acoustic
  • Jan. 29: Andrea Bocelli Passione
  • Feb. 2: My Bloody Valentine MBV

    MBV - the first album in 22 years from My Bloody Valentine

  • Feb. 4: Josh Groban All That Echoes
  • Feb. 10: Tim McGraw Two Lanes of Freedom
  • Feb. 18: Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds Push the Sky Away
  • Feb. 25: Atoms for Peace (Thom Yorke, Red Hot Chili Pepper’s Flea, et al) Amok
  • Feb. 25: 50 Cent Street King Immortal
  • Feb. 25: Johnny Marr The Messenger
  • Feb. 26: Emmylou Harris & Rodney Crowell Old Yellow Moon
  • Mar. 4: Dido Girl Who Got Away
  • Mar. 4: Jimi Hendrix People, Hell and Angels
  • Mar. 4: Stereophonics Graffiti on the Train
  • Mar. 5: Boz Scaggs Memphis
  • Mar. 11: Bon Jovi What About Now
  • Mar. 12: David Bowie The Next Day

  • Mar. 12: Eric Clapton Old Socks
  • Mar. 15: Justin Timberlake The 20/20 Experience
  • Mar. 18: Suede Bloodsports
  • Mar. 18: Eric Woolfson Somewhere in the Audience
  • Mar. 19: Black Crowes Wiser for the Time (live album)
  • Mar. 19: will.i.am #willpower
  • Mar. 22: Depeche Mode Delta Machine
  • Mar. 25: Simple Minds (compilation)
  • Mar. 25: Wire Change Becomes Us
  • Mar. 26: Lil Wayne I Am Not a Human Being II
  • Mar. 26: The Strokes Comedown Machine

  • March: Mariah Carey – TBA
  • Apr. 1: The Flaming Lips The Terror
  • Apr. 2: New Kids on the Block 10
  • Apr. 2: Various Artists: The Music Is You: A Tribute to John Denver
  • Apr. 8: Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark English Electric
  • Apr. 16: Fall Out Boy Save Rock and Roll
  • Apr. 22: Avril Lavigne Hello Candy
  • Apr. 23: Michael Bublé To Be Loved
  • Apr. 30: Iggy & the Stooges Ready to Die
  • April: Janet Jackson – TBA
  • May 7: Goo Goo Dolls Magnetic
  • May 7: Vampire Weekend Modern Vampires of the City
  • May 27: John Fogerty Wrote a Song for Everyone

  • May: Daft Punk, Lady Gaga – TBA
  • June 11: Black Sabbath 13
The following acts are expected in 2013, but no release date has been announced:
  • AC/DC
  • Christina Aguilera
  • Alice in Chains The Devil Put Dinosaurs Here
  • Backstreet Boys
  • Justin Bieber Believe 2.0
  • Jimmy Buffett
  • Deep Purple
  • Eminem
  • Nelly Furtado
  • Iron Maiden
  • Limp Bizkit
  • Jennifer Lopez
  • Megadeth
  • Nicki Minaj
  • Kylie Minogue
  • Motörhead
  • Pearl Jam
  • Katy Perry
  • Queens of the Stone Age
  • Sigur Rós
  • Britney Spears
  • The Vines

Black Sabbath will release 13, their first studio album with Ozzy Osbourne since 1978


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Wednesday, February 20, 2013

The Top 100 Albums of All Time

Dave’s Music Database:

The Top 100 Albums of All Time

This book is also available here on the DMDB website.

Creating a list of the best albums of all time was really the bread and butter for the inspiration behind Dave’s Music Database more than a decade ago. This aggregate list was created by compiling more than 150 best-of lists from all manner of music publications and entities and crunching those figures into a database along with sales figures, chart results, critical ratings, and various awards. (Click links to see detailed sources).

Note: this list is also the basis of the Classic Albums Meetup group. Those albums which have been discussed (or are scheduled to be discussed as of 9/14/2022) by the group are highlighted.

Also – check out the sequel to this book, The Top 100 Albums of the 21st Century.

1. The Beatles Sgt. Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band (1967)
2. Pink Floyd Dark Side of the Moon (1973)
3. Michael Jackson Thriller (1982)
4. Nirvana Nevermind (1991)
5. Fleetwood Mac Rumours (1977)
6. Led Zeppelin Led Zeppelin IV (1971)
7. The Beatles Revolver (1966)
8. The Beatles The Beatles (aka “The White Album”) (1968)
9. The Beatles Abbey Road (1969)
10. The Beach Boys Pet Sounds (1966)

11. David Bowie The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars (1972)
12. U2 The Joshua Tree (1987)
13. The Clash London Calling (1979)
14. The Rolling Stones Exile on Main Street (1972)
15. The Jimi Hendrix Experience Are You Experienced? (1967)
16. The Sex Pistols Never Mind the Bollocks, Here’s the Sex Pistols (1977)
17. Velvet Underground & Nico Velvet Underground & Nico (1967)
18. Bruce Springsteen Born to Run (1975)
19. The Doors The Doors (1967)
20. The Beatles Rubber Soul (1965)
21. Radiohead OK Computer (1997)
22. Marvin Gaye What’s Going On (1971)
23. Bob Dylan Blonde on Blonde (1966)
24. Guns N’ Roses Appetite for Destruction (1987)
25. The Who Who’s Next (1971)
26. Various Artists South Pacific (cast album: 1949, soundtrack: 1958)
27. Pink Floyd The Wall (1979)
28. Prince & the Revolution Purple Rain (1984)
29. AC/DC Back in Black (1980)
30. The Jimi Hendrix Experience Electric Ladyland (1968)
31. R.E.M. Automatic for the People (1992)
32. Van Morrison Astral Weeks (1968)
33. Simon & Garfunkel Bridge Over Troubled Water (1970)
34. Bob Dylan Highway 61 Revisited (1965)
35. Eagles Hotel California (1976)
36. Bob Dylan Blood on the Tracks (1975)
37. Paul Simon Graceland (1986)
38. Carole King Tapestry (1971)
39. Led Zeppelin Led Zeppelin II (1969)
40. Stevie Wonder Songs in the Key of Life (1976)
41. The Rolling Stones Let It Bleed (1969)
42. The Smiths The Queen Is Dead (1986)
43. The Rolling Stones Sticky Fingers (1971)
44. Pink Floyd Wish You Were Here (1975)
45. Public Enemy It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back (1988)
46. Bee Gees/Various Artists Saturday Night Fever (soundtrack, 1977)
47. U2 Achtung Baby (1991)
48. Prince Sign ‘O’ the Times (1987)
49. Miles Davis Kind of Blue (1959)
50. Pearl Jam Ten (1991)
51. Patti Smith Horses (1975)
52. Neil Young After the Gold Rush (1970)
53. Elton John Goodbye Yellow Brick Road (1973)
54. Joni Mitchell Blue (1971)
55. Bruce Springsteen Born in the U.S.A. (1984)
56. Led Zeppelin Physical Graffiti (1975)
57. The Stone Roses The Stone Roses (1989)
58. Oasis (What’s the Story) Morning Glory (1995)
59. Stevie Wonder Innervisions (1973)
60. The Who Tommy (1969)
61. The Rolling Stones Beggars Banquet (1968)
62. Ramones Ramones (1976)
63. Love Forever Changes (1967)
64. Television Marquee Moon (1977)
65. Metallica Metallica (aka ‘The Black Album’) (1991)
66. Alanis Morissette Jagged Little Pill (1995)
67. Neil Young Harvest (1972)
68. Derek and the Dominos Layla & Other Assorted Love Songs (1970)
69. James Brown Live at the Apollo Volume 1 (live, 1962)
70. Jeff Buckley Grace (1994)
71. The Police Synchronicity (1983)
72. Radiohead The Bends (1995)
73. Various Artists West Side Story (cast album: 1957, soundtrack: 1961)
74. Various Artists The Sound of Music (cast album: 1959, soundtrack: 1965)
75. David Bowie Hunky Dory (1971)
76. Beck Odelay (1996)
77. Queen A Night at the Opera (1975)
78. Dire Straits Brothers in Arms (1985)
79. Talking Heads Remain in Light (1980)
80. The Allman Brothers At Fillmore East (live, 1971)
81. Meat Loaf Bat Out of Hell (1977)
82. The Band The Band (1969)
83. Black Sabbath Paranoid (1970)
84. The Clash The Clash (1977)
85. Crosby, Stills, Nash, & Young Déjà Vu (1970)
86. Massive Attack Blue Lines (1991)
87. Joy Division Closer (1980)
88. Led Zeppelin Led Zeppelin I (1969)
89. Van Morrison Moondance (1970)
90. John Lennon Imagine (1971)
91. Johnny Cash At Folsom Prison (live, 1968)
92. Van Halen Van Halen (1978)
93. Eminem The Marshall Mathers LP (2000)
94. John Lennon Plastic Ono Band (1970)
95. Lauryn Hill The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill (1998)
96. Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band Trout Mask Replica (1969)
97. John Coltrane A Love Supreme (1965)
98. Bob Marley & the Wailers Legend (compilation, 1984)
99. Various Artists (including Olivia Newton-John and John Travolta) Grease (soundtrack, 1978)
100. Elvis Presley The Sun Sessions (archives, 1955)

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First posted 3/16/2012; last updated 9/14/2022.