The 1000 Most Recommended Artists of All Time (Albums)


1 The Beatles
2 Bob Dylan
3 The Rolling Stones
4 David Bowie
5 Miles Davis
6 Neil Young
7 Bruce Springsteen
8 Radiohead
9 R.E.M.
10 Led Zeppelin
11 The Who
12 The Velvet Underground
13 Elvis Costello
14 Pink Floyd
15 Prince
16 Tom Waits
17 Van Morrison
18 U2
19 The Beach Boys
20 Jimi Hendrix
21 Nirvana
22 Bob Marley and The Wailers
23 The Clash
24 Talking Heads
25 Stevie Wonder
26 Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds
27 John Coltrane
28 PJ Harvey
29 Kanye West
30 Sonic Youth
31 The Smiths
32 Marvin Gaye
33 Beck
34 Lou Reed
35 The Byrds
36 The Doors
37 Joni Mitchell
38 Beastie Boys
39 The Band
40 Pixies
41 Public Enemy
42 Arcade Fire
43 Roxy Music
44 Brian Eno
45 Kraftwerk
46 Wilco
47 Björk
48 Elvis Presley
49 Michael Jackson
50 Frank Zappa/The Mothers of Invention
51 The Stooges
52 Charles Mingus
53 The Kinks
54 The Cure
55 Captain Beefheart and His Magic Band
56 Johnny Cash
57 Steely Dan
58 Frank Sinatra
59 Ramones
60 Aretha Franklin
61 Black Sabbath
62 Metallica
63 Joy Division
64 John Lennon
65 The White Stripes
66 AC/DC
67 Blur
68 Funkadelic/Parliament
69 Sly and the Family Stone
70 Leonard Cohen
71 The Police
72 Massive Attack
73 Otis Redding
74 Madonna
75 James Brown
76 OutKast
77 Pavement
78 Portishead
79 Hüsker Dü
80 Daft Punk
81 Simon and Garfunkel
82 My Bloody Valentine
83 The Flaming Lips
84 Patti Smith
85 Nick Drake
86 Creedence Clearwater Revival
87 New Order
88 LCD Soundsystem
89 Jay-Z
90 Oasis
91 Fleetwood Mac
92 Kate Bush
93 Paul Simon
94 The National
95 Aphex Twin
96 Randy Newman
97 Pearl Jam
98 Thelonious Monk
99 Ornette Coleman
100 Can
101 Sex Pistols
102 Grateful Dead
103 Animal Collective
104 Guns N' Roses
105 Al Green
106 Arctic Monkeys
107 Sigur Rós
108 Elliott Smith
109 Belle and Sebastian
110 Deep Purple
111 The Jam
112 Scott Walker
113 Primal Scream
114 King Crimson
115 Big Star
116 Television
117 Elton John
118 Vampire Weekend
119 Sufjan Stevens
120 Smashing Pumpkins
121 XTC
122 Spoon
123 Tim Buckley
124 Crosby, Stills, Nash (& Young)
125 The Replacements
126 Pulp
127 Curtis Mayfield
128 Peter Gabriel
129 The Strokes
130 Queens of the Stone Age
131 Eminem
132 TV on the Radio
133 Pet Shop Boys
134 Love
135 Cream
136 Ray Charles
137 A Tribe Called Quest
138 Nine Inch Nails
139 Sonny Rollins
140 Janis Joplin/Big Brother and The Holding Company
141 Herbie Hancock
142 De La Soul
143 Duke Ellington
144 Jackson Browne
145 Wire
146 Blondie
147 Queen
148 Fugazi
149 Talk Talk
150 Jefferson Airplane
151 Coldplay
152 Aerosmith
153 Yo La Tengo
154 The Chemical Brothers
155 Ella Fitzgerald
156 John Cale
157 Sleater-Kinney
158 Flying Lotus
159 M.I.A.
160 Modest Mouse
161 Eagles
162 Rod Stewart
163 The Jesus and Mary Chain
164 Depeche Mode
165 Echo and the Bunnymen
166 Air
167 Weezer
168 DJ Shadow
169 Gram Parsons
170 D'Angelo
171 Genesis
172 Traffic
173 Nico
174 St. Vincent
175 Joanna Newsom
176 Jeff Buckley
177 Santana
178 Boards of Canada
179 Bon Iver
180 Fiona Apple
181 T. Rex
182 Swans
183 The Streets
184 Yes
185 The Allman Brothers Band
186 Manic Street Preachers
187 Grizzly Bear
188 Rage Against the Machine
189 Motörhead
190 Serge Gainsbourg
191 The Stone Roses
192 Red Hot Chili Peppers
193 The Fall
194 The Specials
195 Todd Rundgren
196 Lucinda Williams
197 Run-D.M.C.
198 Van Halen
199 Bonnie "Prince" Billy
200 Spiritualized
201 New York Dolls
202 Dire Straits
203 The Prodigy
204 Burial
205 Morrissey
206 Robert Wyatt
207 Deerhunter
208 Alice Cooper
209 Caribou/Manitoba
210 The Roots
211 Bill Evans
212 Iggy Pop
213 Green Day
214 Eric Clapton
215 MC5
216 Carole King
217 Ry Cooder
218 Missy Elliott
219 The Knife
220 Wu-Tang Clan
221 Suede
222 Gang of Four
223 Cat Power
224 Dr. Dre
225 Pretenders
226 Frank Ocean
227 Godspeed You! Black Emperor
228 Dexys Midnight Runners
229 Jane's Addiction
230 Derek and The Dominos
231 Richard and Linda Thompson
232 Dusty Springfield
233 Tom Petty
234 Soundgarden
235 Lynyrd Skynyrd
236 Public Image Ltd.
237 Fleet Foxes
238 Yeah Yeah Yeahs
239 The Pogues
240 X
241 Beach House
242 Little Feat
243 Janet Jackson
244 Tricky
245 Dinosaur Jr.
246 Pere Ubu
247 Thin Lizzy
248 The Notorious B.I.G.
249 Interpol
250 Fairport Convention
251 Erykah Badu
252 Art Blakey
253 The Libertines
254 The Shins
255 Stan Getz
256 N.W.A
257 Gorillaz
258 Franz Ferdinand
259 Suicide
260 Iron Maiden
261 Built to Spill
262 Jeff Beck
263 The xx
264 The Verve
265 Paul McCartney
266 Happy Mondays
267 Ghostface Killah
268 Slayer
269 Prefab Sprout
270 Willie Nelson
271 Chuck Berry
272 Amy Winehouse
273 The Black Keys
274 Eric B. & Rakim
275 Jethro Tull
276 Billy Bragg
277 James Blake
278 Isaac Hayes
279 M83
280 Neu!
281 Tortoise
282 Chic
283 Max Roach
284 Moby
285 George Harrison
286 The Soft Machine
287 Lauryn Hill
288 Antony and The Johnsons
289 Muddy Waters
290 Violent Femmes
291 Mercury Rev
292 The War on Drugs
293 Bright Eyes
294 Stereolab
295 Sinéad O'Connor
296 Underworld
297 Hole
298 Count Basie
299 Sun Ra
300 Howlin' Wolf
301 The Hold Steady
302 Kings of Leon
303 Kendrick Lamar
304 Jonathan Richman/The Modern Lovers
305 Faust
306 Ryan Adams
307 Buddy Holly & The Crickets
308 Basement Jaxx
309 Wayne Shorter
310 Guided by Voices
311 ZZ Top
312 Tame Impala
313 Hot Chip
314 Super Furry Animals
315 Mogwai
316 Run the Jewels
317 Graham Parker
318 The Gun Club
319 Neko Case
320 Nas
321 Tori Amos
322 João Gilberto
323 The Flying Burrito Brothers
324 Buffalo Springfield
325 B.B. King
326 Faith No More
327 Janelle Monáe
328 Kiss
329 Teenage Fanclub
330 Dirty Projectors
331 The New Pornographers
332 Big Black
333 Boogie Down Productions
334 Mott the Hoople
335 Cocteau Twins
336 The Go-Betweens
337 Sam Cooke
338 Wild Beasts
339 Billie Holiday
340 LL Cool J
341 The Breeders
342 Lee Perry & The Upsetters
343 Joe Jackson
344 Dizzee Rascal
345 The KLF
346 Mahavishnu Orchestra
347 Dr. John
348 Liz Phair
349 Rufus Wainwright
350 The Magnetic Fields
351 Bill Callahan
352 Charlie Parker
353 The Orb
354 The Human League
355 Broken Social Scene
356 Neutral Milk Hotel
357 System of a Down
358 Raekwon
359 Foo Fighters
360 My Morning Jacket
361 Eurythmics
362 Eels
363 Tool
364 Cheap Trick
365 Eric Dolphy
366 Orbital
367 Bad Brains
368 Four Tet
369 Panda Bear
370 Robyn
371 Slint
372 Muse
373 The Waterboys
374 Devo
375 Sun Kil Moon
376 Phoenix
377 Minutemen
378 The The
379 The Zombies
380 Small Faces
381 Caetano Veloso
382 The Avalanches
383 Los Lobos
384 The Stranglers
385 Jerry Lee Lewis
386 Ariel Pink
387 Magazine
388 Justin Timberlake
389 Rush
390 Kurt Vile
391 Supertramp
392 FKA Twigs
393 Dr. Feelgood
394 Laura Nyro
395 Def Leppard
396 Kyuss
397 Warren Zevon
398 Low
399 Fugees
400 Bo Diddley
401 Mike Oldfield
402 Joe Cocker
403 The B-52's
404 Dead Kennedys
405 John Mayall
406 Manu Chao
407 The Horrors
408 Little Richard
409 Elbow
410 Dave Brubeck
411 Steve Earle
412 Augustus Pablo
413 Black Flag
414 Cat Stevens
415 Lee Morgan
416 Cecil Taylor
417 Flamin' Groovies
418 Madvillain
419 Ice Cube
420 Fatboy Slim
421 Sharon Van Etten
422 Siouxsie and The Banshees
423 Buzzcocks
424 Albert Ayler
425 ABC
426 Yardbirds
427 Clifford Brown
428 The Feelies
429 MGMT
430 Bob Seger
431 The Dismemberment Plan
432 Bloc Party
433 Feist
434 Midnight Oil
435 Donald Fagen
436 Tindersticks
437 Cypress Hill
438 George Michael
439 Drake
440 Bud Powell
441 Disclosure
442 Crowded House
443 Japandroids
444 Chick Corea
445 The Decemberists
446 Alanis Morissette
447 Leftfield
448 Drive-By Truckers
449 Ian Dury
450 Supergrass
451 Iron & Wine
452 Antônio Carlos Jobim
453 The Cult
454 Liars
455 Billy Joel
456 The Afghan Whigs
457 Burning Spear
458 Dizzy Gillespie
459 Mos Def
460 tUnE-yArDs
461 Keith Jarrett
462 The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion
463 The 13th Floor Elevators
464 Spacemen 3
465 John Martyn
466 The Temptations
467 Gillian Welch
468 2Pac
469 Wes Montgomery
470 Emmylou Harris
471 At the Drive-In
472 dEUS
473 Okkervil River
474 Sepultura
475 The Cramps
476 Cloud Nothings
477 Tracy Chapman
478 Destroyer
479 Shabazz Palaces
480 Lambchop
481 Fuck Buttons
482 James Taylor
483 Gil Scott-Heron
484 Julia Holter
485 Blue Öyster Cult
486 Girls
487 Meat Loaf
488 Grandaddy
489 Horace Silver
490 Syd Barrett
491 Calexico
492 Buena Vista Social Club
493 Blood, Sweat & Tears
494 Moby Grape
495 Mastodon
496 Os Mutantes
497 Garbage
498 Simple Minds
499 The Undertones
500 Junior Boys
501 Brian Wilson
502 Meat Puppets
503 Rickie Lee Jones
504 Alice in Chains
505 Salif Keita
506 The La's
507 The Black Crowes
508 Procol Harum
509 Emerson, Lake & Palmer
510 Grimes
511 The Everly Brothers
512 Lloyd Cole and The Commotions
513 Ministry
514 Jack White
515 The Cars
516 J Dilla [Jay Dee]
517 The Postal Service
518 The Blue Nile
519 Blumfeld
520 The Jayhawks
521 King Sunny Adé
522 Einstürzende Neubauten
523 TLC
524 Quicksilver Messenger Service
525 Sparks
526 Phil Spector
527 The Incredible String Band
528 Richard Hell & The Voidoids
529 Snoop Dogg
530 Beirut
531 The Residents
532 The Microphones
533 Etta James
534 808 State
535 Marianne Faithfull
536 The Paul Butterfield Blues Band
537 alt-J
538 Bobby Bland
539 Galaxie 500
540 Louis Armstrong
541 The Saints
542 Hawkwind
543 Goldie
544 The Pretty Things
545 Of Montreal
546 Jungle Brothers
547 Young Marble Giants
548 Donny Hathaway
549 Boston
550 Autechre
551 The Notwist
552 Electric Light Orchestra
553 The Antlers
554 Throbbing Gristle
555 Sarah Vaughan
556 David Sylvian
557 Soul II Soul
558 Fever Ray/Karin Dreijer
559 Real Estate
560 Sparklehorse
561 Roni Size / Reprazent
562 Clipse
563 Oliver Nelson
564 Battles
565 The Damned
566 Jorge Ben
567 Squeeze
568 George Russell
569 Weather Report
570 The Slits
571 Benny Goodman
572 k.d. Lang
573 Cannonball Adderley
574 Adele
575 John Zorn
576 Grace Jones
577 Fela Kuti
578 Sugar
579 Ali Farka Touré
580 Justice
581 Fennesz
582 Common
583 John Hiatt
584 The Dream Syndicate
585 The Congos
586 Fucked Up
587 Art Ensemble of Chicago
588 Gil Evans
589 The Birthday Party
590 Andy Stott
591 Jimmy Giuffre
592 The O'Jays
593 Free
594 Noir Désir
595 Alain Bashung
596 Mary J. Blige
597 Them
598 Sting
599 Gnarls Barkley
600 Big Boi
601 The Neville Brothers
602 The Lemonheads
603 Chromatics
604 Tangerine Dream
605 Lil Wayne
606 Laurie Anderson
607 Steve Reich
608 Mink DeVille
609 Gang Starr
610 Judas Priest
611 Doves
612 Madness
613 The Meters
614 Korn
615 Cyndi Lauper
616 David Crosby
617 Mission of Burma
618 Living Colour
619 The Weeknd
620 X-Ray Spex
621 Youssou N'Dour
622 Dexter Gordon
623 Angel Olsen
624 These New Puritans
625 Soft Cell
626 The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band
627 Goldfrapp
628 Solomon Burke
629 The Mars Volta
630 Death Cab for Cutie
631 Robert Plant
632 GZA/Genius
633 Mano Negra
634 Ride
635 Paul Weller
636 Beyoncé
637 Bat for Lashes
638 Van Dyke Parks
639 Duran Duran
640 The Sonics
641 Spirit
642 Lenny Kravitz
643 Tim Hecker
644 Albert King
645 Rubén Blades
646 Neneh Cherry
647 Tina Turner
648 Oneohtrix Point Never
649 Ike and Tina Turner
650 Cannibal Ox
651 Minor Threat
652 Stiff Little Fingers
653 Wolf Parade
654 Bonnie Raitt
655 The Modern Jazz Quartet
656 The Last Poets
657 Elastica
658 Frankie Goes to Hollywood
659 ABBA
660 Les Rita Mitsouko
661 Johnny Burnette
662 Woody Guthrie
663 The Boo Radleys
664 Deftones
665 The Rapture
666 The Supremes
667 Faces
668 John Mellencamp
669 Linton Kwesi Johnson
670 Pantera
671 The Field
672 Gene Clark
673 John Prine
674 Lykke Li
675 Arrested Development
676 ...And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead
677 The Wrens (II)
678 Damien Rice
679 Kate and Anna McGarrigle
680 Rory Gallagher
681 Mac DeMarco
682 Grandmaster Flash and The Furious Five
683 David Byrne
684 Danny Brown
685 The Pop Group
686 Placebo
687 Steve Miller Band
688 Aztec Camera
689 Fehlfarben
690 Mekons
691 The Heartbreakers
692 Devendra Banhart
693 Cowboy Junkies
694 Perfume Genius
695 Harry Nilsson
696 The Soft Boys
697 No Age
698 The Mamas and the Papas
699 Marilyn Manson
700 Anita Baker
701 Cut Copy
702 Tocotronic
703 Killer Mike
704 Badly Drawn Boy
705 El-P
706 J.J. Cale
707 Deafheaven
708 Blind Faith
709 Nick Lowe
710 Savages
711 Tito Puente
712 LFO
713 The Killers
714 Future Islands
715 Uncle Tupelo
716 Herbert
717 The Moody Blues
718 Grinderman
719 Peter Tosh
720 The United States of America
721 Todd Terje
722 Danger Mouse
723 Van der Graaf Generator
724 Boz Scaggs
725 Amon Düül II
726 Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan
727 Stephen Stills
728 Pat Metheny
729 The Beta Band
730 The Wedding Present
731 Archie Shepp
732 N.E.R.D.
733 Sarah McLachlan
734 Erroll Garner
735 Richard Hawley
736 Alexander Skip Spence
737 Stevie Ray Vaughan
738 Jimmy Smith
739 Bon Jovi
740 Foals
741 Peter Frampton
742 Parquet Courts
743 Cornershop
744 Red House Painters
745 Suzanne Vega
746 Shellac
747 Metronomy
748 Band of Horses
749 The Associates
750 Sebadoh
751 Röyksopp
752 Oscar Peterson
753 Lennie Tristano
754 Killing Joke
755 McCoy Tyner
756 Scritti Politti
757 Ty Segall
758 Blue Cheer
759 Toots and The Maytals
760 Actress
761 Joe Henderson
762 Smokey Robinson and The Miracles
763 Fred Neil
764 Damon Albarn
765 Country Joe & The Fish
766 The Raincoats
767 No Doubt
768 Linda Ronstadt
769 Haim
770 Cassandra Wilson
771 Hercules and Love Affair
772 Lana Del Rey
773 The Isley Brothers
774 Japan
775 The Psychedelic Furs
776 Death Grips
777 Townes Van Zandt
778 Gang Gang Dance
779 Crystal Castles
780 Tears for Fears
781 Refused
782 Derrick May
783 The Walkmen
784 Andrew Hill
785 The Sisters of Mercy
786 Luomo
787 The Bug
788 Aimee Mann
789 M. Ward
790 Screaming Trees
791 Napalm Death
792 Ozzy Osbourne
793 Lily Allen
794 American Music Club
795 EPMD
796 Diana Ross
797 The Beat
798 Earth, Wind & Fire
799 Chris Isaak
800 Junior Wells
801 Norah Jones
802 The Raconteurs
803 Gene Vincent
804 Orange Juice
805 The Animals
806 Culture
807 Bad Company
808 Donna Summer
809 Lambert, Hendricks and Ross
810 Jessie Ware
811 Ultramagnetic MCs
812 Roy Orbison
813 The Teardrop Explodes
814 Prefuse 73
815 Jean Michel Jarre
816 Orchestra Baobab
817 INXS
818 Megadeth
819 The Jesus Lizard
820 Chance the Rapper
821 Sunn O)))
822 Ash
823 Philip Glass
824 The Pentangle
825 Tim Hardin
826 Le Mystère des Voix Bulgares
827 Boredoms
828 Ben Folds Five
829 Temple of the Dog
830 Owen Pallett
831 Bill Withers
832 Marshall Crenshaw
833 Tom Zé
834 Loretta Lynn
835 Plastikman
836 Midlake
837 Joan Baez
838 Iron Butterfly
839 William Basinski
840 Harry Belafonte
841 Jim O'Rourke
842 Fats Domino
843 Therapy?
844 Laura Marling
845 Nicolas Jaar
846 Titus Andronicus
847 Stereo MC's
848 This Mortal Coil
849 Death in Vegas
850 Cabaret Voltaire
851 John Grant
852 Frank Black
853 Girl Talk
854 Radio Birdman
855 Sleigh Bells
856 Radio Futura
857 The Pharcyde
858 The Offspring
859 The Good, the Bad and the Queen
860 The Ronettes
861 Saint Etienne
862 Santigold
863 Carla Bley
864 Camera Obscura
865 Peter Brötzmann
866 Booker T. & The MG's
867 Terence Trent D'Arby
868 The Disposable Heroes of Hiphoprisy
869 Adam and The Ants
870 Kevin Coyne
871 Mary Margaret O'Hara
872 Lester Young
873 Dolly Parton
874 Beth Orton
875 The Triffids
876 Travis
877 Deee-Lite
878 Sublime
879 Hank Mobley
880 Judy Garland
881 Gary Numan
882 Chicago
883 Anthony Braxton
884 Heaven 17
885 Average White Band
886 The Divine Comedy
887 Ricardo Villalobos
888 Bloomfield - Kooper - Stills
889 Monks
890 Element of Crime
891 Go-Go's
892 Nat King Cole
893 Donovan
894 Fingers Inc.
895 Miguel
896 The Auteurs
897 The Go! Team
898 Dr. Octagon
899 Mobb Deep
900 Ice-T
901 The Sundays
902 Miossec
903 Bauhaus
904 Dinah Washington
905 The Shadows
906 Bunny Wailer
907 John Lee Hooker
908 Milton Nascimento & Lô Borges
909 Deutsch Amerikanische Freundschaft
910 Jens Lekman
911 A Guy Called Gerald
912 Counting Crows
913 Terry Riley
914 The Last Shadow Puppets
915 2 Many DJs
916 Rancid
917 Matthew Sweet
918 The Sugarcubes
919 The Dandy Warhols
920 The Only Ones
921 Phil Ochs
922 Sister Sledge
923 Jawbox
924 Broadcast
925 Afrika Bambaataa & The Soulsonic Force
926 Ted Leo
927 Millie Jackson
928 Cesaria Evora
929 Family
930 Black Uhuru
931 Miranda Lambert
932 The Housemartins
933 Thom Yorke
934 John Fogerty
935 Pearls Before Swine
936 Caravan
937 Labelle
938 Germs
939 L7
940 Khaled
941 Big Joe Turner
942 Django Django
943 Magic Sam
944 Betty Carter
945 The Adverts
946 Roy Harper
947 Kevin Ayers
948 Virgin Prunes
949 Mazzy Star
950 David Holmes
951 Pharoah Sanders
952 Rick James
953 The Blasters
954 Blink-182
955 The Coral
956 Rahsaan Roland Kirk
957 Buju Banton
958 Shelby Lynne
959 Sade
960 The Fiery Furnaces
961 Gal Costa
962 Clifton Chenier
963 Andrew Bird
964 Tinariwen
965 Queensrÿche
966 Sunny Day Real Estate
967 Henry Mancini
968 Gilberto Gil
969 Trio
970 Dennis Wilson
971 Kris Kristofferson
972 Steppenwolf
973 Jon Hopkins
974 Freddie Gibbs
975 Dead Boys
976 Ton Steine Scherben
977 Marty Robbins
978 Robert Cray
979 Simply Red
980 Sizzla
981 Coil
982 Unwound
983 Tom Verlaine
984 This Heat
985 Art Pepper
986 Scissor Sisters
987 Le Tigre
988 Whitney Houston
989 Shuggie Otis
990 Sam & Dave
991 Inner City
992 Kaleidoscope (US)
993 The Pains of Being Pure at Heart
994 Karen Dalton
995 John Talabot
996 EMA
997 Stray Cats
998 The Traveling Wilburys
999 Big Youth
1000 The Impressions