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The Guardian's 1000 Albums to Hear Before You Die

This list was published by The Guardian in 2007.
No artist appears more than once, only if they're collaborating with other artists/bands, and compilations, live albums, and mixes were eligible. Arguably, the most interesting fact about this list is that it favors alternative albums and obscure acts, offering great opportunities for new musical discoveries.

All albums descriptions on the main list were made by The Guardian's staff. Also included, in the last page, the extra albums pointed out by their readers as omissions ( 1002 -1053). These releases were picked by the responsible staff as well and included separately in the series.
The original list can be found here: http://music.guardian.co.uk/1000albums
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avg. score: 86 of 1053 (8%)
required scores: 1, 8, 36, 79, 143 

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1
Anthology of American Folk Music
Anthology of American Folk Music
2
Art Blakey - A Night at Birdland, Vol. 1
Art Blakey - A Night at Birdland, Vol. 1
3
Sarah Vaughan - Sarah Vaughan
Sarah Vaughan - Sarah Vaughan
4
Julie London - Julie Is Her Name (1955)
Julie London - Julie Is Her Name (1955)
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5
Lennie Tristano - Lennie Tristano
Lennie Tristano - Lennie Tristano
6
Ella Fitzgerald - Sings the Cole Porter Song Book
Ella Fitzgerald - Sings the Cole Porter Song Book
7
Duke Ellington - Ellington at Newport
Duke Ellington - Ellington at Newport
8
Thelonious Monk - Brilliant Corners
Thelonious Monk - Brilliant Corners
9
Mose Allison - The Best of Mose Allison
Mose Allison - The Best of Mose Allison
10
Cecil Taylor Quartet ‎– Jazz Advance
Cecil Taylor Quartet ‎– Jazz Advance
11
Sonny Rollins - Saxophone Colossus
Sonny Rollins - Saxophone Colossus
12
The Art Tatum-Ben Webster Quartet
The Art Tatum-Ben Webster Quartet
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13
Cannonball Adderley - Somethin' Else
Cannonball Adderley - Somethin' Else
14
Sun Ra - Jazz in Silhouette
Sun Ra - Jazz in Silhouette
15
Miles Davis - Kind of Blue
Miles Davis - Kind of Blue
16
The Dave Brubeck Quartet - Time Out (1959)
The Dave Brubeck Quartet - Time Out (1959)
17
Billy Fury the Sound of Fury
Billy Fury the Sound of Fury
18
Wes Montgomery - The Incredible Jazz Guitar of Wes Montgomery
Wes Montgomery - The Incredible Jazz Guitar of Wes Montgomery
19
Wanda Jackson - Rockin' With Wanda
Wanda Jackson - Rockin' With Wanda
20
Ornette Coleman - This Is Our Music
Ornette Coleman - This Is Our Music
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21
Robert Johnson - King of the Delta Blues Singers
Robert Johnson - King of the Delta Blues Singers
22
Oliver Nelson - The Blues & the Abstract Truth
Oliver Nelson - The Blues & the Abstract Truth
23
Runaway - Del Shannon
Runaway - Del Shannon
24
Patsy Cline - Showcase
Patsy Cline - Showcase
25
Ray Charles - Modern Sounds in Country and Western Music (1962)
Ray Charles - Modern Sounds in Country and Western Music (1962)
26
Charles Mingus - Tijuana Moods
Charles Mingus - Tijuana Moods
27
Jazz Samba – Stan Getz/Charlie Byrd (Verve, 1962)
Jazz Samba – Stan Getz/Charlie Byrd (Verve, 1962)
28
Herbie Hancock - Takin' Off
Herbie Hancock - Takin' Off
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29
Duke Ellington / Charlie Mingus / Max Roach - Money Jungle (1963)
Duke Ellington / Charlie Mingus / Max Roach - Money Jungle (1963)
30
Sam Cooke, Night Beat (1963)
Sam Cooke, Night Beat (1963)
31
Jorge Ben - Samba Esquema Novo
Jorge Ben - Samba Esquema Novo
32
The Oscar Peterson Trio - Night Train
The Oscar Peterson Trio - Night Train
33
James Brown Live at the Apollo
James Brown Live at the Apollo
34
Gil Evans - The Individualism of Gil Evans
Gil Evans - The Individualism of Gil Evans
35
Shirley Collins & Davy Graham Folk Roots, New Routes (1964)
Shirley Collins & Davy Graham Folk Roots, New Routes (1964)
36
Jackie Mclean - One Step Beyond
Jackie Mclean - One Step Beyond
37
Michel Legrand - Les Parapluies De Cherbourg
Michel Legrand - Les Parapluies De Cherbourg
38
Lee Morgan Sidewinder
Lee Morgan Sidewinder
39
Eric Dolphy - Out to Lunch
Eric Dolphy - Out to Lunch
40
Bert Jansch - Bert Jansch
Bert Jansch - Bert Jansch
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