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Acclaimed Music

I really like the Acclaimed Music of the top 50 artists based on albums – http://www.acclaimedmusic.net/Current/1890-19arta.htm

This is what I’ve covered from their top 50 artists:

Already have a page
1 The Beatles
3 The Rolling Stones
4 David Bowie
6 Neil Young
7 Bruce Springsteen
8 Radiohead
9 R.E.M.
10 Led Zeppelin
12 The Velvet Underground
13 Elvis Costello
16 Tom Waits
17 Van Morrison (slowly working through his 1980s’ albums)
19 The Beach Boys
23 The Clash
24 Talking Heads
25 Stevie Wonder
31 The Smiths
35 The Byrds
37 Joni Mitchell
39 The Band
40 Pixies
43 Roxy Music
44 Brian Eno
46 Wilco

Have enough albums for a page, and would like to
2 Bob Dylan
11 The Who
14 Pink Floyd
15 Prince
18 U2
20 Jimi Hendrix
26 Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds
28 PJ Harvey
30 Sonic Youth
32 Marvin Gaye
33 Beck
41 Public Enemy
42 Arcade Fire
45 Kraftwerk
49 Michael Jackson

Interested, but haven’t heard enough yet
5 Miles Davis – so many albums, and I’m not confident of writing and judging jazz. In A Silent Way is amazing though, so I might do a little page on his fusion stuff sometime.
27 John Coltrane – same as Davis, it’s an intimidating discography.
34 Lou Reed – I don’t think I’ll ever manage to cover more than his 1970s’ prime – I’m bored by acclaimed late career albums like Magic and Loss and New York.
38 Beastie Boys – haven’t ventured beyond the Sounds of Science compilation and 1989’s Paul’s Boutique.
47 Björk – I like her, but I’m only familiar with a couple of albums at this stage, maybe sometime.
50 Frank Zappa/The Mothers of Invention – I never liked We’re Only In It For The Money at all, but I’ve been really enjoying some of his other albums. I like his musicality, but not his social commentary.

Not really interested
21 Nirvana – I’ve given them a few chances, but I don’t enjoy listening to them. I’d rather listen to Husker Du or The Replacements or lots of the other 1980s alternative bands that did similar stuff first.
22 Bob Marley and The Wailers – I used to have all of Marley’s major label albums, but found them a chore to sit through – Legend is great though. I like his pop side, not his militant side.
29 Kanye West – I like ‘Jesus Walks’ and have barely heard anything else. Possibly I find it hard to take him seriously because of his connections with the Kardashians etc? I have been giving My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy a chance.
36 The Doors – I have their debut and am giving them a chance.
48 Elvis Presley – seems like a singles kind of guy?

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