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Hip Hop

[In Reverse Chronological Order]:

Eminem – Music to Be Murdered By: Side B

Jeezy – The Recession 2

Gangstagrass – No Time For Enemies

Run The Jewels – RJT4

DJ Khaled – Father of Asahd

Lizzo – Cuz I Love You

Lil Wayne – Tha Carter V

Lupe Fiasco – DROGAS WAVE

Nicki Minaj – Queen

Drake – Scorpion

Crew54 & CientifiQ – Slap Rapz 2


Nas – Nasir

Kids See Ghosts – KIDS SEE GHOSTS

J. Cole – KOD

Nipsey Hussle – Victory Lap

Vic Mensa – The Autobiography

JAY-Z – 4:44

Bone Thugs – New Waves

Kendrick Lamar – DAMN.

Lupe Fiasco – DROGAS Light

Run The Jewels – Run the Jewels 3

A Tribe Called Quest – We got it from Here… Thank You 4 Your service

Kanye West – The Life of Pablo

Crew54 – Wyld Gentlemen

Dr. Dre – Compton

Kendrick Lamar – To Pimp A Butterfly

Lupe Fiasco – Tetsuo & Youth

J. Cole – 2014 Forest Hill Drive

Run The Jewels – Run the Jewels 2

D-Wattz – Wattz Forever

Kanye West – Yeezus

Kendrick Lamar – good kid, m.A.A.d city

Macklemore & Ryan Lewis – The Heist

Lupe Fiasco – Food & Liquor II: The Great American Rap Album Pt. 1

Nas – Life Is Good

Kanye West & JAY-Z – Watch the Throne

Lupe Fiasco – Lasers

Kanye West – My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy

Eminem – Recovery

Drake – Thank Me Later

JAY-Z – The Blueprint 3

K-Os – Yes!

Lil Wayne – Tha Carter III

Lupe Fiasco – Lupe Fiasco’s The Cool

Crew54 – Aggressive Soul

Kanye West – Graduation

2mental – Destroy & Rebuild

Lupe Fiasco – Lupe Fiasco’s Food & Liquor

J Dilla – Donuts

Jonny Danger – Dangerous Liaisons: A Mind & A Mic

Nick Jones – Questionable Reality

Rhime Divine – Expand Your Mind

Saul Williams – Saul Williams

JAY-Z – The Black Album

Outkast – Speakerboxxx / The Love Below

50 Cent – Get Rich or Die Tryin’

Jurassic 5 – Power in Numbers

Scarface – The Fix

Eminem – The Eminem Show

JAY-Z – The Blueprint

Outkast – Stankonia

Eminem – The Marshall Mathers LP

Dr. Dre – 2001

Mos Def – Black On Both Sides

The Roots – Things Fall Apart

Outkast – Aquemini

Lauryn Hill – The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill

Black Star – Mos Def & Talib Kweli Are Black Star

Big Punisher – Capital Punishment

Wu-Tang Clan – Wu-Tang Forever

The Notorious B.I.G. – Life After Death

Outkast – ATLiens

UGK – Ridin’ Dirty

JAY-Z – Reasonable Doubt

Fugees – The Score

2Pac – All Eyez On Me

Bone Thugs-n-Harmony – E. 1999 Eternal

Mobb Deep – The Infamous

2Pac – Me Against the World

The Notorious B.I.G. – Ready to Die

Outkast – Southernplayalisticadillacmuzik

Nas – Illmatic

Snoop Dogg – Doggystyle

Wu-Tang Clan – Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers)

Dr. Dre – The Chronic

Ice Cube – The Predator

2Pac – 2Pacalypse Now

A Tribe Called Quest – The Low End Theory

LL Cool J – Mama Said Knock You Out

A Tribe Called Quest – People’s Instinctive Travels and the Paths of Rhythm

Public Enemy – Fear of a Black Planet

De La Soul – 3 Feet High & Rising

Big Daddy Kane – Long Live the Kane

Eric B. & Rakim – Paid in Full

Boogie Down Productions – Criminal Minded

Beastie Boys – Licensed To Ill

Run-DMC – Raising Hell

Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five – The Message

The Sugarhill Gang – The Sugarhill Gang



Rock & Roll

[In Reverse Chronological Order]:

Coldplay – Everyday Life

Vampire Weekend – Father of the Bride

Gary Clark Jr. – This Land

Greta Van Fleet – Anthem of the Peaceful Army

Tom Morello – The Atlas Underground

Panic! at the Disco – Pray for the Wicked

Snow Patrol – Wildness

U2 – Songs of Experience

Prophets of Rage – Prophets of Rage

Arcade Fire – Everything Now

Green Day – Revolution Radio

Radiohead – A Moon Shaped Pool

Sturgill Simpson – A Sailor’s Guide to Earth

Coldplay – A Head Full Of Dreams

Wilco – Star Wars

Mumford & Sons – Wilder Mind

Coldplay – Ghost Stories

Beck – Morning Phase

Bastille – Bad Blood

Mumford & Sons – Babel

Fun. – Some Nights

Coldplay – Mylo Xyloto

Red Hot Chili Peppers – I’m With You

Tom Morello: The Nightwatchman – World Wide Rebel Songs

Foster the People – Torches

Coldplay – Viva La Vida or Death and All His Friends

Radiohead – In Rainbows

Snow Patrol – Eyes Open

Death Cab for Cutie – Plans

Coldplay – X&Y

U2 – How To Dismantle An Atomic Bomb

Coldplay – A Rush of Blood to the Head

Weezer – Weezer (Green Album)

Radiohead – Kid A

Coldplay – Parachutes

Rage Against The Machine – The Battle of Los Angeles

Radiohead – OK Computer

Third Eye Blind – Third Eye Blind

Sublime – Sublime

Weezer – Weezer (Blue Album)

Soundgarden – Superunknown

Green Day – Dookie

Nirvana – In Utero

Radiohead – Pablo Honey

Rage Against The Machine – Rage Against the Machine

Stone Temple Pilots – Core

U2 – Achtung Baby

My Bloody Valentine – Loveless

Red Hot Chili Peppers – Blood Sugar Sex Magik

Nirvana – Nevermind

Pearl Jam – Ten

R.E.M. – Out Of Time

John Lee Hooker – The Healer

Tom Petty – Full Moon Fever

Guns N’ Roses – Appetite For Destruction

U2 – The Joshua Tree

The Replacements – Let It Be

Bruce Springsteen – Born in the U.S.A.

U2 – War

Talking Heads – Remain in Light

Go-Go’s – Beauty and the Beat

Pink Floyd – The Wall

The Clash – London Calling

Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers – Damn the Torpedoes

Eric Clapton – Slowhand

Fleetwood Mac – Rumours

The Runaways – The Runaways

The Doobie Brothers – Takin’ It to the Streets

Queen – A Night at the Opera

Bruce Springsteen – Born to Run

Aerosmith – Toys in the Attic

Bob Dylan – Blood on the Tracks

Pink Floyd – The Dark Side of the Moon

Lou Reed – Transformer

Chuck Berry – The London Chuck Berry Sessions

The Rolling Stones – Exile On Main Street

Led Zeppelin – Led Zeppelin IV

David Bowie – David Bowie

The Beatles – Abbey Road

The Who – Tommy

The Rolling Stones – Let It Bleed

The Guess Who – Wheatfield Soul

Led Zeppelin – Led Zeppelin I

Creedence Clearwater Revival – Bayou Country

The Rolling Stones – Beggars Banquet

The Beatles – The Beatles (The White Album)

The Who – The Who Sell Out

The Beatles – Magical Mystery Tour

The Beatles – Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band

The Jimi Hendrix Experience – Are You Experienced?

The Doors – The Doors

The Beatles – Revolver

The Beach Boys – Pet Sounds

Simon & Garfunkel – Sounds Of Silence

The Beatles – Rubber Soul

Bob Dylan – The Times They Are A-Changin’

The Beatles – Please Please Me



Pop / R&B / Soul

[In Reverse Chronological Order]:

Freya Ridings – Freya Ridings

Billie Eilish – When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?

Lykke Li – so sad so sexy

Leon Bridges – Good Thing

Janelle Monáe – Dirty Computer

Sam Smith – The Thrill of It All

Phoebe Bridgers – Stranger in the Alps

Lorde – Melodrama

Childish Gambino – “Awaken, My Love!”

The Weeknd – Starboy

Bruno Mars – 24K Magic

Lady Gaga – Joanne

Frank Ocean – Blonde

Beyoncé – Lemonade

Adele – 25

Janet Jackson – Unbreakable

The Weeknd – Beauty Behind the Madness

Leon Bridges – Coming Home

Mark Ronson – Uptown Special

D’Angelo and The Vanguard – Black Messiah

Michael Jackson – Xscape

Beyoncé – Beyoncé

Lorde – Pure Heroine

Daft Punk – Random Access Memories

Bruno Mars – Unorthodox Jukebox

Adele – 21

Rihanna – Loud

Bruno Mars – Doo-Wops & Hooligans

Lady Gaga – The Fame Monster

Beyoncé – I Am…Sasha Fierce

Alicia Keys – As I Am

Amy Winehouse – Back To Black

Justin Timberlake – FutureSex/LoveSounds

Madonna – American Life

Alicia Keys – Songs In A Minor

Daft Punk – Discovery

Usher – My Way

Fiona Apple – Tidal

Alanis Morissette – Jagged Little Pill

Whitney Houston – The Bodyguard – Original Soundtrack Album

Michael Jackson – Dangerous

Boyz II Men – Cooleyhighharmony

George Michael – Listen Without Prejudice

Bel Biv Devoe – Poison

Sinéad O’Connor – I Do Not Want What I Haven’t Got

Janet Jackson – Janet Jackson’s Rhythm Nation 1814

The B-52’s – Cosmic Thing

Madonna – Like a Prayer

Michael Jackson – Bad

Prince – Purple Rain

Culture Club – Colour By Numbers

Michael Jackson – Thriller

Bobby Womack – The Poet

Michael Jackson – Off the Wall

The Temptations – All Directions

The Dramatics – Whatcha See Is Whatcha Get

Marvin Gaye – What’s Going On

The Jackson 5 – ABC

Stevie Wonder – Signed, Sealed & Delivered

Muddy Waters – Electric Mud

Aretha Franklin – Aretha Now

The Delfonics – La-La Means I Love You

Aretha Franklin – Lady Soul

Otis Redding – The Dock of the Bay

Nina Simone – I Put a Spell On You

The Supremes – Where Did Our Love Go

Sam Cooke – Night Beat