Building a 100 album vinyl collection 3 must have albums are?

No opera or rap in the three must haves. Sorry.


I thought it would be fun to compile "MY" list of 100 albums from your responses.  Some of the artists I liked, but not the album, so I choose mine.  I also added some artists/albums that haven't been mentioned yet, but most came from above.

I'm up to around 90 so far.  It's been kinda fun.  Not as easy as you'd think.

Thanks everyone for the input.  A lot of these albums I haven't listened to in like forever.  Need to correct that...

  • Tapestry - Carol King
  • In My Tribe -10,000 Maniacs
  • Boston - Debut Album by Boston



If I were to be allowed a second list of three, it could include:


- Emitt Rhodes: s/t debut. Better than McCartney’s debut.

- Dave Edmunds: Get It. Dave was my favorite artist and producer during the 1970’s and 80’s.

- Rockpile: Seconds Of Pleasure. One Super Group worthy of the title. Dave Edmunds, Nick Lowe, Billy Bremner, and Terry Williams. Along with The Band, the best live Rock ’n’ Roll band I ever saw and heard. The Who with Keith Moon were incredible too, but that’s not really Rock ’n’ Roll, now is it?😉. Plus, to hear them you have to be willing to hear Roger Daltry "sing". Ugh. Another band in the running for that title were and are NRBQ. Fan-f*cking-tastic!


But to do that I would have to ignore my best of/greatest.hits albums of Hank Williams, Chuck Berry, and The Everly Brothers. Those three albums would make a good start on a Rock ’n’ Roll library.

OP, great thread, we get a hint of member’s tastes, reminded of great stuff, ...

3 Current ’New To Me’ artists, with links to quickie finds, there are many music videos

Rising Appalachia

Larkin Poe

Mandarin Orange (before they changed their name)