By djtim

While I listen to a lot of music, I’m only one man and can’t possibly hear it all.

So, if you have an album that you think everyone should own, post a comment below with the artist name, album title and the reason you think everyone should own it. 

Winners get posted, and thanked profusely…especially if they find some serious treasure!


23 Responses to “Suggest An Album Everyone Should Own”


  1. 1 Kelly L
    March 14, 2009 at 6:17 pm

    seriously, everyone outta own “Mos Def & Talib Kweli are Blackstar” by Blackstar (of course). I agree wholeheartedly that hip hop is dying fast!
    Let me prove this to you. Nas made a song about it Hip Hop being dead, and now even he is selling out and becoming an asshole. I used to admire Nas’s stuff so much, it was like my thing! My guy friends would say “Dude! You’re the only girl i know who really listens to him, it’s cool!” and now, I feel angry hearing his music. In “Testify” he said “little rap fans that live way out in safe suburbia… get your game tight… don’t buy my songs you dont roll with it”. Wow, so I’m not allowed to listen to hip hop because I don’t live in the streets. In my opnion, Nas is just digging further the grave for his beloved hip hop.
    Anyway, back to the matter at hand! Blackstar is REAL music, real conscious rap, and mos and kweli are such a dynamic duo! Listen to “Theives in the Night” and you will be truly enlightened! “Brown Skin Lady” is beautiful, and “Definition” is so classic, and it makes fun of todays hiphop with a lighter mood.
    Seriously, the whole album is humble. Blackstar knows that they’re better than all these cats today but they present it in a way that shows theyre more about the message than personal luxuries or fame. YES! BLACKSTAR RULES! haha sorry for my rambling, this site is the truth though man.

    on another note, “Kaya” by Bob Marley is another essential! It’s got some of his lesser known stuff. But it’s all really quality reggae and some of my favorite songs by him! “Time Will Tell” and “Sun is Shining” are amazing songs!

  2. March 19, 2009 at 4:16 pm

    I feel you and I totally agree. I’ll put BlackStar on my upcoming posts que fer sure. I also agree with Kaya…sooooooo good, but since I already did a Bob album, I figure I gotta wait a little while.

  3. 3 greg
    April 12, 2009 at 12:53 am

    Hi, great to see patton, herbie mann and de la soul all in the same website !
    Just wanted to throw in a couple of names you might allready know or might want to look into.

    Mike Bloomfield, Al Kooper and Steve Stills : Super Session
    Boz Scaggs – Boz Scaggs ( 1968 Lp with “Loan Me A Dime” )
    Jim O’Rourke – Eureka
    Zita Swoon – Live at the Jet Studio, Brussels
    John Spencer Blues Explosion – ACME
    Palace Music – Viva Last Blues
    Mother Tongue – Mother Tongue
    Midlake – The Trials Of Van Occupanther
    Life Of Agony – River Runs Red
    Red Snapper – Making Bones
    Talk Talk – Spirit Of Eden

    and loads more …..!

    ps : found your blog looking for the artwork to Hooker’s great “Free Beer and Chicken”

  4. 5 greg
    April 12, 2009 at 12:57 am

    oh I nearly forgot,
    if you like funk , you should listen to

    Daktaris – Soul Explosion
    Poets Of Rhythm – Discern Define

  5. April 17, 2009 at 3:31 pm

    ’tis a sad, sad day when you realize DJ Tim has not mentioned R.L. Burnside. Why DJ Tim? Why must you make me sad?

    I do understand that choosing a particular album is difficult…does one pick “Too Bad Jim” or “Mr. Wizard”? Or perhaps “Come On In” is more appropriate, being the biggest seller. My pick would be “A Ass Pocket of Whiskey” with the Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – that shit just plain rocks.

    Anyway, people need more blues – and you’ve only put up 2 actual blues albums (that I could find during my 10 second search)- so give it to them already! Give them some R.L. Burnside!

    Hippie.

  6. 9 greg
    April 17, 2009 at 10:04 pm

    forget about Life of agony’s first album
    I find it interesting (especially when compared to newer stuff)
    but not worthy of this list !

    Are you interested in French Hip Hop by any chance ?

  7. 11 greg
    April 18, 2009 at 8:26 pm

    there’s a really interesting french rap Lp :

    Roce – “Identite en Crescendo” which has Archie Shepp playing on a few tracks,
    and a really nice collection of jazzy samples.
    try looking for this particular lp, others are very different and not as good in my opinion.

    more classical french hip hop :

    Oxmo Puccino & the jazzbastards – “Lipopette bar”

    Shurik’n – “Ou Je Vis”

    NTM – “Supreme NTM”

  8. 13 jess
    April 30, 2009 at 2:21 am

    the black crowes: amorica AND the southern harmony and musical companion
    ill also venture to say you should own three snakes and one charm

  9. April 30, 2009 at 1:53 pm

    Definitely The Black Crowes!!! I love that shit!

  10. 15 Glenn Christmas
    September 2, 2009 at 6:39 am

    Tommy Flanders – The Moonstone He was original lead singer for the Blues Project. This is his only solo album.

    Jon Mark – Songs For A Friend He was the “Mark” in The Mark-Almond band. Also played guitar on all of Marianne Faithfull’s early albums. To hear this is to own it.

    Won Ton Ton – Home A Belgian band. “I Lie and I Cheat” and “Can I Come Near You” are hypnotic to the core. And the lead singer is so, so beautiful.

  11. 16 Dave
    September 17, 2009 at 8:42 am

    Eddie Harris — Bossa Nova
    featuring Lalo Schifrin. On the Jay-Vee label.
    I think its been re-released as Lalo Schifrin – Bossa Nova Groove (tracks 1-6)

  12. 17 Sepehr Sami
    November 1, 2009 at 12:49 am

    High Tide – Sea Shanties

  13. October 23, 2010 at 5:44 am

    Here’s one for all you space heads out there and Hendrix fans. An obscure little known band called “Beautiful People” with their only LP release “If 60’s Were 90’s”. Made using classic Hendrix loops and turning it into a dance music style. This band were around briefly in the early 90’s and supported Hawkwind on 1 tour, playing most of the sounds live. If you wanna check them out visit my blog @ http://jahrizla.blogspot.com …….Enjoy

  14. 19 Amy
    July 17, 2011 at 3:40 am

    George Ellias EP by George Ellias
    Another Side of Bob Dylan by Bob Dylan
    Time Of No Reply by Nick Drake

  15. 21 Dave
    August 9, 2011 at 10:14 pm

    Allman Brothers: Live at the FIllmore East

    • August 10, 2011 at 12:22 pm

      Absolutely..but it’s hard to choose which one. In have the two disc official recording from what I believe was opening night…but I also have a bootleg recording of the second night, which was better and longer.

      I may have to go with the bootleg!


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