40 Years of Stereophile: The 40 Essential Albums Honorable Mentions

Sidebar: Honorable Mentions

The Allman Bros. Band: At Fillmore East
Bad Brains: Rock for Light
Bad Company: Bad Company
The Band: Music from Big Pink
The Beach Boys: Pet Sounds
Benson: Breezin'
Big Star: #1 Record
Art Blakey: Free for All
The Blasters: American Music
Blood, Sweat & Tears: Blood, Sweat & Tears
Boston: Boston
James Brown: Live at the Apollo
Jackson Browne: The Pretender
Tim Buckley: Happy Sad
Jimmy Buffet: Volcano
Captain Beefheart: Trout Mask Replica
The Byrds: Sweetheart of the Rodeo
The Carpenters: The Carpenters
James Carter: The Real Quietstorm
Johnny Cash: Live at Folsom Prison
Ray Charles: Modern Sounds in Country and Western Music
Clifton Chenier: Bogalusa Boogie
The Clash: London Calling
Albert Collins: Showdown!
Deep Purple: Machine Head
Eric Dolphy: Out to Lunch
The Doors: The Doors
Kenny Dorham: Trompeta Toccata
Nick Drake: Five Leaves Left
Bill Evans: Blue in Green
Aretha Franklin: Amazing Grace
Al Green: Gets Next to You
Green Day: Dookie
Guns 'n' Roses: Appetite for Destruction
Herbie Hancock: Sextant
Tom Harrell: Stories
Emmylou Harris: Pieces of the Sky
Howlin' Wolf: Evil
George Jones: I Am What I Am
Janis Joplin: Pearl
Joy Division: Unknown Pleasures
B.B. King: Live at the Regal
KISS: Alive
King Crimson: Discipline
Kraftwerk: Autobahn
Lightnin' Hopkins: Texas Blues
Little Feat: Feats Don't Fail Me Now
Los Lobos: Kiko
Lynyrd Skynyrd: Second Helping
Madonna: Madonna
Magic Sam: Black Magic
Wynton Marsalis: Black Codes from the Underground
Charles Mingus: The Black Saint and the Sinner Lady
The Neville Brothers: Fiyo on the Bayou
Joni Mitchell: Court and Spark
Van Morrison:Moondance
My Bloody Valentine: Loveless
Randy Newman: Good Old Boys
Gram Parsons: GP
The Pixies: Dolittle
Iggy Pop: Raw Power
Elvis Presley: From Elvis in Memphis
Prince: Purple Rain
Professor Longhair: Crawfish Fiesta
The Ramones: The Ramones
Jimmy Reed: Jimmy Reed at Carnegie Hall
Replacements: Pleased to Meet Me
Sonny Rollins: The Bridge
Santana: Santana
The Sex Pistols: Never Mind the Bollocks
Simon & Garfunkel: Bridge Over Troubled Water
Frank Sinatra: Ol' Blue Eyes is Back
Sly & The Family Stone: Stand!
The Smiths: "No Smiths!"—JA
Sonic Youth: Daydream Nation
Steely Dan: Can't Buy a Thrill
Cat Stevens: Tea for the Tillerman
The Stone Roses: The Stone Roses
Sun Ra: Outer Spaceways Incorporated
Talking Heads: Fear of Music
Television: Marquee Moon
Three Dog Night: Seven Separate Fools
Traffic: John Barleycorn Must Die
A Tribe Called Quest: The Low End Theory
McCoy Tyner: Enlightenment
U2: Unforgettable Fire
Townes Van Zandt: The Late Great Townes Van Zandt
Stevie Ray Vaughan: Texas Flood
The Velvet Underground: The Velvet Underground and Nico
Muddy Waters: Hard Again
Ben Webster: See You at the Fair
The Who: Live At Leeds
Lucinda Williams: Lucinda Williams
Neil Young: After the Gold Rush