I wonder if Lou Reed ever anticipated he would be on an album list alongside Abba? I would love to see his face if he found out. This list spans from big pop icons like Michael Jackson and Frank Sinatra to more leftfield artists like John Cale and Jacques Brel. Good readin’.

David Bowie – Hunky Dory

John Cale – Paris 1919

Fiona Apple – Tidal

The Beach Boys – Surf’s Up / Pet Sounds

Pet Shop Boys – Please

Michael Jackson – Thriller / Off the Wall

Art Garfunkel – Breakaway

Nick Drake – Five Leaves Left

Fleetwood Mac – Tango in the Night

Marvin Gaye – What’s Going On

The Muppet Movie Soundtrack

Cerrone – Love in C Minor

The Beatles – Revolver

Abba – The Visitors

Stevie Wonder – Songs in the Key of Life

Lou Reed – Set the Twilight Reeling

Jeff Buckley – Grace

Frank Sinatra – Songs for Swingin’ Lovers!

Neil Young – On The Beach

Bjork – Homogenic

Jacques Brel – A l’Olympia

Scott Walker – Scott 4

Nina Simone – Nina Simone Sings the Blues

Damien Rice – O

Ane Brun – A Temporary Dive

Paul Simon – Graceland

Lazyboy – Lazyboy TV

Al Stewart – Past, Present and Future

Pink Floyd – Meddle

Bruce Springsteen – Seeger Sessions

Guns n’ Roses – Appetite for Destruction

Radiohead – The Bends

Leftfield – Leftism

Massive Attack – Protection

Genesis – Foxtrot

Dave Brubeck – Take Five Live

Holst – The Planets

PJ Harvey – White Chalk

Mina  – Napoli

Blondie – Parallel Lines

Fela Kuti – Expensive Shit

Lauren Hill – The Miseducation of Lauren Hill

Sinead O’Connor – Universal Mother