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2023 is the year I listen to music with purpose

In December 2022, I put a call out to my community for your top 3 albums of all time. The ones you would choose if you could only listen to 3 albums for the rest of your life. Genre didn't matter, length didn't matter (though, I'm realizing now that there are some LONG albums on my list that will take me a few days to get through).. All I wanted were your favourite albums so I could listen, over the course of a year, and get to know you all.


I also want to listen so that I can become a better musician.


In the next 12 months, I will be listening to 200 albums. All of these albums come from you all, from your suggestions and top threes (though some of you had a lot more than 3 albums to share!). If you sent me a greatest hits, I chose an album by that band I had never listened to start to finish. I want to hear the works as the artists intended them. As a body of work.


This list is a representation of my community. I'm so excited to get to listening and share my journey through these works of art with you.



1. Sleeping at last Atlas I

2. Billie Eilish When we all fall asleep where do we go

3. Live Throwing Copper

4. Audioslave (self titled)

5. Matthew Good Band Beautiful Midnight

6. Pink Floyd The Dark Side of the Moon

7. Led Zeppelin IV

8. Stevie Ray Vaughan Texas Flood

9. Taylor Swift Folklore

10. Phoebe Bridgers Punisher

11. Noah Kahan Stick Season

12. Green Day Dookie

13. Rihanna ANTI

14. Stars In Our Bedroom After The War

15. Jen Grant Compostella

16. Dan Mangan Nice Nice Very Nice

17. Devandra Barnhart Ma

18. Attack In Black Marriage

19. Kendrick Lamar Mr. Morale & The Big Steppers

20. Vance Joy Nation of Two

21. The Arkells Campfire Chords

22. The Glorious Suns Young Beauties and Fools

23. Sleeping at last Atlas II

24. Tool Lateralus

25. Tom Waits Rain Dogs

26. The Beatles White Album

27. Joni Mitchell Court and Spark

28. Enya Watermark

29. Art of Noise In Visible Silence

30. Stevie Wonder Innervisions

31. Kurt Elling Night Moves

32. Joel Plaskett Three

33. Boxer The Horse Would You Please

34. Carole King Tapestry

35. Anne Murray Lovesongs

36. Phish Rift

37. The Clash London Calling

38. Judy Garland Judy at Carnegie Hall

39. The Chicks Wide Open Spaces

40. Harry Styles Harry's House

41. Niall Horan Flicker

42. Taylor Swift Midnights

43. Silk Sonic An Evening with Silk Sonic

44. Beyonce Renaissance

45. Pink Floyd Animals

46. Phish A Picture of Nectar

47. Florence & the Machine Dance Fever

48. Radiohead Okay Computer

49. Ane Brun It All Starts With One

50. Bjork Homogenic

51. Fiona Apple Fetch the Bolt Cutters

52. Immortal Sons of Northern Darkness

53. Tom Petty Damn the Torpedoes

54. Bruce Springsteen Born to Run

55. Sublime 40 oz to Freedom

56. Weezer The Blue Album

57. Black Sabbath Paranoid

58. The Tragically Hip Up To Here

59. The Beatles Let It Be

60. Paul McCartney and Wings Band on the Run

61. Lovejoy Pebble Brain

62. Wilbur Scoot Your City Gave Me Asthma

63. Will Wood The Normal Album

64. The Beatles Abbey Road

65. The Notorious B.I.G. Ready to Die

66. Lil Naz Illmatic

67. Eloise This Thing Called Living

68. Camille Saint-Saens The Carnival of the Animals

69. Lamb of God As the Palaces Burn

70. Radiohead In Rainbows

71. Phish Billy Breathes

72. Etta James At Last

73. Wintersleep Welcome to the Night Sky

74. Lhasa de Sela The Living Road

75. Marie Jo Therio La Maline

76. Kate & Anna McGarrigle Entre la jeunesse et la sagesse

77. Dermot Kennedy Without Fear

78. The Who Quadrophenia

79. CCR Green River

80. R.E.M. Out of Time

81. First Aid Kit Stay Gold

82. Dave Matthews Band Busted Stuff

83. Alanis Morissette Jagged Little Pill

84. Garth Brooks Sevens

85. Matchbox 20 Yourself or Someone Like You

86. Dr Dre The Chronic

87. 30 Seconds To Mars This Is War

88. Led Zeppelin II

89. Supertramp Crime of the Century

90. Michael Jackson Thriller

91. John Mellencamp Scarecrow

92. Traveling Wilburys Vol. 1

93. Stevie Ray Vaughan Double Trouble

94. Lee Ann Womack I Hope You Dance

95. Cher Half Breed

96. Il Divo The Promise

97. Pearl Jam Vitalogy

98. Guns N' Roses Use Your Illusions

99. Miles Davis Kind of Blue

100. Feist Metals

101. Beastie Boys License to Ill

102. Nirvana Nevermind

103. Foo Fighters The Color and The Shape

104. The Tragically Hip Fully Completely

105. Tool 10,000 Days

106. Idles Joy As An Act of Resistance

107. System Of A Down Toxicity

108. Cryptopsy None So Vile

109. Deftones White Pony

110. Evanescence My Immortal

111. City and Colour Sometimes

112. Lauryn Hill The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill

113. Vianney N'attendons pas

114. Radiohead The Bends

115. Louise Attaque A plus tard crocodile

116. alt-J An Awesome Wave

117. The Donnas Spend The Night

118. Jack Johnson In Between Dreams

119. Sarah Jane Scouten The Caps

120. Ronald Bourgeois Le long retour

121. Bon Iver I, I

122. Cliro Sling

123. Idles Crawler

124. PUP The Dream is Over

125. Alabama Shakes Boys & Girls

126. Billy Strings Home

127. Art Garfunkle Angel Clare

128. Cat Stevens Tea for the Tillerman

129. Steve Forbert Jackrabbit Skim

130. Bruno Mars 24K Magic

131. Kings of Leon Only By The Night

132. Dallas Green Little Hell

133. Gwen Stefani Love Angel Music Baby

134. Brigitte Bardot (self titled)

135. Jet Get Born

136. Jay Z The Blueprint III

137. Maren Morris Girl

138. Jenny Berkel These Are The Sounds Left From Leaving

139. Jessica Pratt Quiet Signs

140. Lianne La Havas (self titled)

141. Fourth Moon Ellipsis

142. Sanseverino Papillon

143. Grace Vanderwall Just The Beginning

144. Daniel Belavoine De vous a elle en passant par moi

145. I Mother Earth Scenery Fish

146. Coldplay Viva La Vida

147. Red Hot Chili Peppers Blood Sugar Sex Magic

148. The Dirty Heads Any Port In A Storm

149. Red Hot Chili Peppers Californication

150. The Tragically Hip Road Apples

151. Pearl Jam Ten

152. Soundgarden Ultramega OK

153. Camila Cabello Camila

154. The Lumineers Cleopatra

155. The Head And The Heart Let's Be Still

156. Bruce Peninsula A Mountain is a Mouth

157. Trivium Ascendancy

158. Yes Fragile

159. Avenge Sevenfold City vivo

160. Laurent Voulzy La septième vague

161. Téléphone Au Cœur de la Nuit

162. Angèle Brol

163. John Maylander Look Closer

164. The Eagles Desperado

165. Blue Rodeo Five Days In July

166. The Cars (self titled)

167. Dua Lipa Future Nostalgia

168. Olivia Rodrigo Sour

169. Alex Isley & Jack Dine Marigold

170. Asake Mr Money with the Vibe

171. Angel Olsen Big Time

172. Sault Air

173. Silvana Estrada Marchita

174. The Head And The Heart (self titled)

175. Steve Lacey Gemini Rights

176. Makaya McCraven In These Times

177. Sudan Archives Natural Brown Prom Queen

178. Amber Mark Three Dimensions Deep

179. Big Thief Dragon New Warm Mountain I Believe In You

180. Paul Simon Graceland

181. The Chicks Fly

182. The Eagles Hotel California

183. Dominic Fike What Could Possibly Go Wrong

184. Remi Wolf Juno

185. Ostrea Lake Don't Sway Above Me

186. Mac Miller Circles

187. Free Nationals (self titled)

188. Jon Bellion Glory Sound Prep

189. D'Angelo Brown Sugar

190. Anberlin Vitalogy

191. Coldplay Death and All of His Friends

192. M83 Hurry up, We're Dreaming

193. Van Morrison Moondance

194. Neil Young Harvest

195. Queen Sheer Heart Attack

196. Patti Smith Horses

197. Ramones (self titled)

198. Meat Loaf Bat Out Of Hell

199. Billy Joel The Stranger

200. The Jimi Hendrix Experience Are You Experienced


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