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Important, Essential, or Otherwise Acclaimed Albums

It took rather long to make this giant list, and how one defines the words important, essential, or acclaimed may depend upon the person. I did not exactly try to be object as possible but I did try to include as much variety as I could.
Added by hollis frampton
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Avg. score: 319 of 3180 (10%)
Required scores: 1, 18, 153, 286, 649   
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Woody Guthrie - Dust Bowl Ballads
2
Duke Ellington & His Orchestra - Masterpieces by Ellington
3
Duke Ellington - Ellington Uptown
4
Thelonious Monk Trio - Thelonious
5
Peggy Lee - Black Coffee (1953)
6
Chet Baker - Chet Baker Sings
7
Bud Powell - The Amazing Bud Powell, Vol. 2
8
Louis Armstrong - Louis Armstrong Plays W.C. Handy
9
Clifford Brown and Max Roach
10
Helen Merrill (1954)
11
Clifford Brown and Max Roach - Study in Brown
12
Sarah Vaughan - Sarah Vaughan
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13
Frank Sinatra - In the Wee Small Hours
14
Satch Plays Fats
15
Brown and Roach Incorporated
16
Kenny Dorham - Afro-Cuban (1955)
17
Johnny Burnette & the Rock N Roll Trio - Rock N Roll
18
Ravi Shankar Music of India
19
Glenn Gould - The Goldberg Variations (1956)
20
Frank Sinatra- Songs for Swingin' Lovers!
21
Elvis Presley - Elvis Presley
22
Concerto for Orchestra
23
Ella Fitzgerald - Sings the Cole Porter Song Book
24
Billie Holiday - Lady Sings the Blues
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25
Charles Mingus - Pithecanthropus Erectus
26
Louis Prima - The Wildest! (1956)
27
Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong - Ella and Louis
28
Elvis Presley - Elvis [1956]
29
The Jazz Messengers - The Jazz Messengers
30
Miles Davis - Birth of the Cool
31
Little Richard - Here's Little Richard
32
Miles Davis - 'Round About Midnight
33
Sonny Rollins - Saxophone Colossus
34
Thelonious Monk - Brilliant Corners
35
Miles Davis - Cookin' With the Miles Davis Quintet
36
Charles Mingus - The Clown
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37
Sonny Rollins Vol 2
38
Johnny Cash - With His Hot and Blue Guitar
39
Miles Davis - Miles Ahead
40
Thelonious Monk Septet - Monk's Music (1957)
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