Keep on rockin’ in the free world.
Blind Melon – Blind Melon: #498 of best 1,000 albums ever!
And I don’t understand why I sleep all day, and I start to complain that there’s no rain.
Pink Floyd – The Wall: #499 of best 1,000 albums ever!
Crazy, toys in the attic, truly gone fishing. They must have taken my marbles away!
Yolk – Yolk: #500 of best 1,000 albums ever!
Capturing beauty of something as precious as life.
The Pretenders – Learning to Crawl: #501 of best 1,000 albums ever!
The middle of the road is trying to find me. I’m standing in the middle of life with my plans behind me.
John Coltrane – Giant Steps: #502 of best 1,000 albums ever!
You’re going to want to take a few long-ish steps or multiple little ones to get your ears closer to this one.
Gang Starr – Full Clip: A Decade of Gang Starr: #503 of best 1,000 albums ever!
Now I’m a start collecting props, connecting plots. Networking like a conference, ‘cause the nonsense is yet to stop.
U2 – Songs of Experience: #504 of best 1,000 albums ever!
Nothing to stop this being the best day ever, nothing to keep us from where we should be. I wanted the world but you knew better, and that all we have is immortality.
Fastbacks – Very, Very Powerful Motor: #505 of best 1,000 albums ever!
I need a change in my life, and I need it right now. Good or bad, it doesn’t really matter how.
The Breeders – Pod: #506 of best 1,000 albums ever!
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Various Artists – Wonder Boys: Music from the Motion Picture: #507 of best 1,000 albums ever!
People are crazy and times are strange. I’m locked in tight, I’m out of range. I used to care, but things have changed.
They Might Be Giants – Flood: #508 of best 1,000 albums ever!
Now it’s Istanbul, not Constantinople, been a long time gone, Constantinople, now it’s Turkish delight on a moonlit night.
Mad Caddies – Duck and Cover: #509 of best 1,000 albums ever!
Gotta watch those corners in the stretch of danger, a problem could arise eventually. I’ve walked this earth for twenty years and now my mind is floating out to sea.
Radiohead – My Iron Lung: #510 of best 1,000 albums ever!
Rust in the mountain, rust in the brain, the air is sacred here in spite of your claim.
Van Halen – 1984: #511 of best 1,000 albums ever!
Ah, can’t you see me standing here? I got my back against the record machine. I ain’t the worst that you’ve seen, ah can’t you see what I mean?
Jamiroquai – Synkronized: #512 of best 1,000 albums ever!
You know this boogie is for real.
Descendents – I Don’t Want To Grow Up: #513 of best 1,000 albums ever!
If growing up means being like you, then I don’t want to be like you.
Creedence Clearwater Revival – Cosmo’s Factory: #514 of best 1,000 albums ever!
Seven thirty seven coming out of the sky – won’t you take me down to Memphis on a midnight ride. I want to move, playing in a traveling band.
Voodoo Glow Skulls – The Band Geek Mafia: #515 of best 1,000 albums ever!
The doctor says to take it easy because this isn’t healthy, but I need things a doctor can’t prescribe. I’m running the race on a treadmill going nowhere fast; I need an outlet in my so-called life.
Lenny Kravitz – Let Love Rule: #516 of best 1,000 albums ever!
Love is gentle as a rose, and love can conquer any war. It’s time to take a stand, brothers and sisters join hands.
The Creation – Our Music Is Red – With Purple Flashes: #517 of best 1,000 albums ever!
Why do we have to carry on? Always singing the same old song.
Paul Simon – Graceland: #518 of best 1,000 albums ever!
If you’ll be my bodyguard, I can be your long lost pal. I can call you Betty, and Betty, when you call me, you can call me Al.
The Beatles – Anthology 1: #519 of best 1,000 albums ever!
Well up came that first cat, he said, “Man, look at that! Man do you see what I see?”
Weezer – OK Human: #520 of best 1,000 albums ever!
All my favorite songs are slow and sad. All my favorite people make me mad.
The Animals – Animal Tracks: #521 of best 1,000 albums ever!
I’m just a soul whose intentions are good. Oh lord, please don’t let me be misunderstood.
Green Day – Uno!: #522 of best 1,000 albums ever!
We are the vultures, the dirtiest kind. We’ll cut you once in your heart and your mind.
Foghat – Fool for the City: #523 of best 1,000 albums ever!
I’m in the mood, the rhythm is right. Move to the music, we can roll all night.
Creedence Clearwater Revival – Bayou Country: #524 of best 1,000 albums ever!
Left a good job in the city, working for the man every night and day, and I never lost one minute of sleeping, worrying ‘bout the way things might have been.
Soft Cell – Non-Stop Erotic Cabaret: #525 of best 1,000 albums ever!
Sometimes I feel I’ve got to run away. I’ve got to get away from the pain you drive into the heart of me.
Dance Hall Crashers – Lockjaw: #526 of best 1,000 albums ever!
Why are you listening to all the things they tell you every day? Why are you listening, what happened to your own mind anyway?
The Doors – An American Prayer: #527 of best 1,000 albums ever!
The music was new, black polished chrome, and came over the summer like liquid night.
Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds – Let Love In: #528 of best 1,000 albums ever!
On a gathering storm comes a tall handsome man in a dusty black coat and a red right hand.
Diana Ross – Diana: #529 of best 1,000 albums ever!
Upside you’re turning me, you’re giving love instinctively. Around and round you’re turning me, I say to thee respectfully.
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MGMT – Oracular Spectacular: #530 of best 1,000 albums ever!
This is our decision to live fast and die young. We’ve got the vision, now let’s have some fun. Yeah, it’s overwhelming, but what else can we do? Get jobs in offices and wake up for the morning commute?
Lenny Kravitz – Are You Gonna Go My Way: #531 of best 1,000 albums ever!
The future’s in our present hands. Let’s reach right in, let’s understand.
Creedence Clearwater Revival – Creedence Clearwater Revival: #532 of best 1,000 albums ever!
I ain’t never been in trouble, I ain’t got the time. I don’t mess around with magic, child, what I got is mine.
Downset – Do We Speak A Dead Language?: #533 of best 1,000 albums ever!
Graffin’ up in L.A. you can’t act stupid and play, striking up in the hood could mean your last day.
Yeah Yeah Yeahs – Fever To Tell: #534 of best 1,000 albums ever!
I got a date with the night, burnin’ down my finger.
The Dead Weather – Horehound: #535 of best 1,000 albums ever!
Well, you know I look like a woman, but I cut like a buffalo.
The Damned – Damned Damned Damned: #536 of best 1,000 albums ever!
No crime if there ain’t no law, no cops left to mess you around, no more dreams of mystery chords, no more sight to bring you down.
J Dilla – Donuts: #537 of best 1,000 albums ever!
It puts soul, jazz, rock, and funk into a blender and serves it up as a tasty hip hop concoction all its own.
Aerosmith – Toys in the Attic: #538 of best 1,000 albums ever!
You talk about things that nobody cares, wearing out things that nobody wears. You’re calling my name but I gotta make clear, I can’t say baby where I’ll be in a year.
Goodfellas: Music From the Motion Picture: #539 of best 1,000 albums ever!
Must I forever be a beggar whose golden dreams will not come true? Or will I go from rags to riches? My fate is up to you.
Madvillain – Madvillainy 2: The Madlib Remix: #540 of best 1,000 albums ever!
Hey bro, Day Glo, set the bet, pay dough before the cheddar get away, best to get Maaco.
U2 – Songs of Innocence: #541 of best 1,000 albums ever!
I woke up at the moment when the miracle occurred, heard a song that made some sense out of the world.
Xzibit – Restless: #542 of best 1,000 albums ever!
Stay on top but remain from the underground – X to the Z and we all in the family.
Wings – Band on the Run: #543 of best 1,000 albums ever!
Well, the night was falling as the desert world began to settle down. In the town they’re searching for us everywhere but we never will be found.
Wu-Tang Clan – A Better Tomorrow: #544 of best 1,000 albums ever!
The most duplicated, anticipated, validated urban legends in the books with the ones who made it.
Soundgarden – Down on the Upside: #545 of best 1,000 albums ever!
Common ruse, dirty face, pretty noose is pretty hate, and I don’t like what you got me hanging from.
R.E.M. – Automatic for the People: #546 of best 1,000 albums ever!
Smack, crack, bushwhacked, tie another one to your back, baby. Hey kids, rock and roll, nobody tells you where to go, baby.
Patti Smith – Easter: #547 of best 1,000 albums ever!
Take me now baby here as I am. Pull me close, try and understand. Desire is hunger is the fire I breathe. Love is a banquet on which we feed.
Desmond Dekker – The Definitive Collection: You Can Get It If You Really Want: #548 of best 1,000 albums ever!
Get up in the morning slaving for bread sir, so that every mouth can be fed, poor me Israelites.
Le Tigre – Le Tigre: #549 of best 1,000 albums ever!
Who took the bomp from the bompalompalomp? Who took the ram from the ramalamadingdong?
Weezer – Maladroit: #550 of best 1,000 albums ever!
We go together baby, and if we do, yeah I’ll be your weakness baby, and get to you.
A Tribe Called Quest – The Low End Theory: #551 of best 1,000 albums ever!
Brothers front, they say the Tribe can’t flow, but we’ve been known to do the impossible like Broadway Joe.
Wilco – Yankee Hotel Foxtrot: #552 of best 1,000 albums ever!
Tall buildings shake, voices escape singing sad, sad songs.
Das EFX – Dead Serious: #553 of best 1,000 albums ever!
Well, I’ll be darned, shiver me timbers yo, head for the hills! I picked a weeping willow, and a daffodil.
Bad Religion – How Could Hell Be Any Worse?: #554 of best 1,000 albums ever!
In this world today, there ain’t nobody to thank. Just blame it on the kids and toss ‘em in the tank.
OK Go – Oh No: #555 of best 1,000 albums ever!
It starts out easy, something simple, something sleazy, something inching past the edge of reserve. Now through the lines of the cheap venetian blinds, your car is pulling off of the curb.
Bachman-Turner Overdrive – Bachman-Turner Overdrive II: #556 of best 1,000 albums ever!
And would you cry if I told you that I lied? And would you say goodbye, would you let it ride?
The Mighty Mighty Bosstones – Question the Answers: #557 of best 1,000 albums ever!
We question one accessory: don’t think the piece is necessary. We agree you’re dressed to kill, but wonder if you will.
The Presidents of the United States of America – The Presidents of the United States of America: #558 of best 1,000 albums ever!
Lump lingered last in line for brains, and the one she got was sorta rotten and insane. Small things so sad that birds could land – is lump fast asleep or rockin’ out with the band?
Blondie – Parallel Lines: #559 of best 1,000 albums ever!
Once I had a love and it was a gas, soon turned out had a heart of glass. Seemed like the right thing, only to find mucho mistrust, love’s gone behind.
The Hippos – Heads Are Gonna Roll: #560 of best 1,000 albums ever!
Something in the way she never looks my way, I’m in love, I’m in love.
Green Day – 21st Century Breakdown: #561 of best 1,000 albums ever!
Well, I’ve got a fever, I’m a non-believer, I’m in a state of grace, for I am the Caesar, I’m gonna seize the day.
Stevie Wonder – Songs in the Key of Life: #562 of best 1,000 albums ever!
Music is a world within itself, with a language we all understand, with an equal opportunity for all to sing, dance, and clap their hands.
Roxette – Look Sharp!: #563 of best 1,000 albums ever!
Walking like a man, hitting like a hammer, she’s a juvenile scam. Never was a quitter, tasty like a raindrop, she’s got the look.
The Jackson 5 – ABC: #564 of best 1,000 albums ever!
Stop, the love you save may be your own! Darling, take it slow or someday you’ll be all alone.
Lupe Fiasco – Lupe Fiasco’s Food & Liquor: #565 of best 1,000 albums ever!
First got it when he was six, didn’t know any tricks. Matter fact first time he got on it, he slipped.
Frank Black – Christmass: #566 of best 1,000 albums ever!
I’ve kissed mermaids, rode the El Niño, walked the sand with the crustaceans. Could find my way to Mariana on a wave of mutilation.
Various Artists – Iron Eagle: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack: #567 of best 1,000 albums ever!
So give me your hands, your hearts, I’m ready! There’s only one direction.
Sonic Youth – Goo: #568 of best 1,000 albums ever!
Time to take a ride, time to take it in a midnight eye. And if you want to go, get on below.
Madlib & Freddie Gibbs – Bandana: #569 of best 1,000 albums ever!
Yeah, I been struggling my whole life, yeah. I pour it up and get my soul right, yeah.
Minor Threat – First Two Seven Inches: #570 of best 1,000 albums ever!
I don’t want to hear it – all you do is talk about you. I don’t want to hear it, ‘cause I know that none of it’s true.
Inspectah Deck – The Movement: #571 of best 1,000 albums ever!
Want to measure my size? I rise above the norm, the urban icon ridin’ on the eye of the storm, fool.
Guns N’ Roses – G N’ R Lies: #572 of best 1,000 albums ever!
Said woman take it slow, and it’ll work itself out fine. All we need is just a little patience.
The Notorious B.I.G. – Ready to Die: #573 of best 1,000 albums ever!
It was all a dream, I used to read Word Up! magazine, Salt-n-Pepa and Heavy D up in the limousine.
David Bowie – Aladdin Sane: #574 of best 1,000 albums ever!
I’ve come on a few years from my Hollywood highs, the best of the last, the cleanest star they ever had.
Method Man & Redman – Blackout! 2: #575 of best 1,000 albums ever!
I challenge any opponent who want to smoke – we can pull ‘till our voice get lower than Tone Loc.
Lauryn Hill – The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill: #576 of best 1,000 albums ever!
Guys you know you better watch out – some girls are only about that thing, that thing, that thing.
The Fratellis – Costello Music: #577 of best 1,000 albums ever!
Give us a kiss and maybe we can go out – it’s hard to miss you when you follow us about.
Buck-O-Nine – Twenty-Eight Teeth: #578 of best 1,000 albums ever!
My soul is sound when I’m in my hometown, yeah, and no place I’d rather be.
Kaiser Chiefs – Employment: #579 of best 1,000 albums ever!
Watching the people get lairy, it’s not very pretty I tell thee – walking through town is quite scary.
Bob Dylan – Bringing It All Back Home: #580 of best 1,000 albums ever!
Johnny’s in the basement, mixin’ up the medicine. I’m on the pavement, thinkin’ about the government.
Mos Def – Black on Both Sides: #581 of best 1,000 albums ever!
In she came with the same type game, the type of girl giving out the fake cell phone and name.
Alice in Chains – Dirt: #582 of best 1,000 albums ever!
I feel so alone – gonna end up a big ol’ pile of them bones.
The Distillers – Sing Sing Death House: #583 of best 1,000 albums ever!
We are kids, we play punk rock ‘n roll. If we didn’t, we got no soul.
Elvis Presley – ’68 Comeback Special: #584 of best 1,000 albums ever!
There must be lights burning brighter somewhere, got to be birds flying higher in a sky more blue.
Angel Olsen – My Woman: #585 of best 1,000 albums ever!
Shut up, kiss me, hold me tight.
KRS-One – Kristyles: #586 of best 1,000 albums ever!
It’s supposed to be about fun and gettin’ the pain out, but it’s all about clout and popping them chains out.
Mötley Crüe – Dr. Feelgood: #587 of best 1,000 albums ever!
Skydive naked from an aeroplane, or a lady with a body from outer space.
Madonna – Confessions on a Dance Floor: #588 of best 1,000 albums ever!
Time goes by so slowly for those who wait – no time to hesitate.
Mark Lanegan – Bubblegum: #589 of best 1,000 albums ever!
There is no morphine, I’m only sleeping. There is no crime to dreams like this.
Various Artists – Mad Men (Music from the Original TV Series), Vol. 1: #590 of best 1,000 albums ever!
From series composer David Carbonara’s contributions to period-specific pieces that zooms you back to the early 1960s, the music is one of the elements that makes Mad Men so special.
Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young – Deja Vu: #591 of best 1,000 albums ever!
We are stardust, we are golden, we are billion-year-old carbon, and we’ve got to get ourselves back to the garden.
Various Artists – Class of 77: US Punk Nuggets: #592 of best 1,000 albums ever!
I’m a lexicon devil with a battered brain, and I’m lookin’ for a future, the world’s my aim.
Pavement – Slanted & Enchanted: #593 of best 1,000 albums ever!
I’ve been crowned the King of Id, and Id is all we have, so wait to hear my words and they’re diamond sharp.
The Romantics – The Romantics: #594 of best 1,000 albums ever!
What I like about you, you hold me tight. Tell me I’m the only one wanna come over tonight, yeah.
Stone Temple Pilots – Tiny Music… Songs From the Vatican Gift Shop: #595 of best 1,000 albums ever!
Sell your soul and sign an autograph – big bang baby, it’s a crash, crash, crash.