The Cornerstone Collection (NZ): The 101 building blocks of any serious CD collection (2011)

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The Cornerstone Collection (NZ): The 101 building blocks of any serious CD collection (2011)

Post by madzong » Fri Jul 14, 2017 1:20 pm

This booklet was written by Graham Reid, one of NZ's big four reviewers (along with Simon Sweetman, Russell Baillie, and Grant Smithies). He contributed to the two 'Volume' lists as well as the 'Soundtrack: 118 Great NZ Albums' list (see my other posts for these). This booklet was influential enough to form the basis of an Australian version.

https://www.elsewhere.co.nz/somethingel ... ollection/

1956-1959

Ella Fitzgerald And Louis Armstrong - Ella And Louis (1956)
Buddy Holly - Buddy Holly 1958
Dave Brubeck Quartet - Time Out 1959
Miles Davis - Kind Of Blue 1959

1963-1965

James Brown - Live At The Apollo 1963
The Beatles - With The Beatles 1963
John Coltrane - A Love Supreme 1964
The Byrds - Mr Tambourine Man 1965

The Beatles - Rubber Soul -1965

1966-1967

John Mayall With Eric Clapton - Bluesbreakers 1966
Bob Dylan - Blonde On Blonde 1966
Beach Boys - Pet Sounds 1966
The Velvet Underground And Nico - The Velvet Underground And Nico 1967

1967-1968

The Doors - The Doors 1967
The Jimi Hendrix Experience - Are You Experienced? 1967
Cream - Disraeli Gears 1967
Arethra Franklin - Lady Soul - 1968

1968

The Rolling Stones - Beggars Banquet 1968
The Band - Music From Big Pink 1968
Johnny Cash - At Folsom Prison 1968
Van Morrison - Asteal Weeks 1968

1969-1970

Dusty Springfield - Dusty In Memphis 1969
Elvis Presley - From Elvis In Memphis 1969
Miles Davis - Bitches Brew 1970
The Stooges - The Stooges 1970

1970-1971

Black Sabbath - Paranoid 1970
Joni Mitchell - Blue 1971
Allman Brothers Band - At Fillmore East 1971
Led Zeppelin - Led Zeppelin IV 1971

Marvin Gaye - What's Going On 1971

1971-1972

Carol King - Tapestry 1971
The Who - Who's Next 1971
The Rolling Stones - Exile On Main Street 1972
Neil Diamond - Hot August Night 1972

1972-1973

David Bowie - The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From Mars 1972
Elton John - Goodbye Yellow Brick Road 1973
John Martyn - Solid Air 1973
Wings - Band On The Run 1973

1973-1975

Pink Floyd - Dark Side Of The Moon 1973
Gram Parsons - Grievous Angel 1974
Split Enz - Mental Notes 1975
Patti Smith - Horses 1975

1975-1976

Queen - Night At The Opera 1975
Bruce Springsteen - Born To Run 1975
Stevie Wonder - Songs In The Key Of Life 1976
The Ramones - The Ramones 1976

Sex Pistols - Never Mind The Bollocks 1977

1977

Various Artists - Saturday Night Fever 1977
Television - Marquee Moon 1977
Bob Marley - Exodus 1977
David Bowie - Low 1977

1977-1979

Elvis Costello - My Aim Is True 1977
Kraftwork - Trans Europe Express 1977
Neil Young - Live Rust 1979
Fleetwood Mac - Tusk 1979

1979-1980

The Clash - London Calling 1979
Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers - Damn The Torpedoes 1979
AC/DC - Back In Black 1980
Split Enz - True Colours 1980

1980-1982

Motörhead - Ace Of Spades 1980
Brian Eno And David Byrne - My Life In The Bush Of Ghosts 1981
Bruce Springsteen - Nebraska 1982
Michael Jackson - Thriller 1982

1983-1985

Talking Heads - Speaking In Tongues 1983
Kate Bush - Hounds Of Love 1985
Dire Straits - Brothers In Arms 1985
Tom Waits - Rain Dogs 1985

1986-1987

The Smiths - The Queen Is Dead 1986
Paul Simon - Graceland 1986
Guns N' Roses - Appetite For Destruction 1987
George Michael - Faith 1987

Public Enemy - It Takes A Nation Of Millions To Hold Us Back 1988

1987-1989

Prince - Sign O' The Times 1987
U2 - The Joshua Tree 1987
The Stone Roses - The Stone Roses 1989
De La Soul - 3 Feet High And Rising 1989

1989-1991

The Cure - Disintegration 1989
Pixies - Doolittle 1989
U2 - Achtung Baby 1991
Massive Attack - Blue Lines 1991

Nirvana - Nevermind 1991

1991-1992

Pearl Jam - Ten 1991
Primal Scream - Screamadelica 1991
R.E.M. - Automatic For The People 1992
Dr. Dre - The Chronic 1992

1993-1995

Wu Tang Clan - Enter The Wu Tang 1993
Dave Dobbyn - Twist 1994
Jeff Buckley - Grace 1994
Shihad - Killjoy 1995

1996-1997

Oasis - Definitely Maybe 1996
Buena Vista Social Club - Buena Vista Social Club 1997
Prodigy - Fat Of The Land 1997
Radiohead - OK Computer 1997

1998-2001

Lucinda Williams - Car Wheels On A Gravel Road 1998
Eminem - The Marshall Mathews LP 2000
White Stripes - White Blood Cells 2001
Salmonella Dub - Inside The Dub Plates 2001

2002 - 2007

Wilco - Yankee Hotel Foxtrot 2002
Trinity Roots - Home, Land And Sea 2004
Bob Dylan - Modern Times 2006
Robert Plant And Alison Kraus - Raising Sand 2007

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