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The Top 3000 Records (so far...)

Another "Of All Time..." list? Really? Yup.

Is it any different from the dozens of other Best Album lists? Also Yup.

First, I've not only actually listened to every record on this list, but I own them as well. This is not a cold recalculation of data sets and critics' lists, it is a labor of love from a collector who cares greatly about recorded music.

Second, it's a heluva lot of fun. A 5 to 10 year quest to find the best of the best and hold them in a single collection.

Will it please everyone? Will it please anyone? That's not important to me. There are entries that have even me scratching my head in annoyance and disbelief.

There is a method, an algorithm, a spreadsheet, and a madness. But the devil is in the details, don't worry about it.

But, why these 3000? Because somebody, somewhere, loves them. Hopefully you'll find a few that you love, and a few that you will love someday.

And now... THE LIST!

The Top 3000 Records (so far...)

-DGB

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Pink Floyd - The Wall
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Francis Albert Sinatra* & Antonio Carlos Jobim , Arranged And Conducted By  Claus Ogerman - Francis Albert Sinatra & Antonio Carlos Jobim
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The Stone Roses - The Stone Roses
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Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young - Déjà Vu
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The Flaming Lips - Yoshimi Battles The Pink Robots
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Chuck Berry - One Dozen Berrys
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Frank Zappa - Hot Rats
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Drake - Take Care
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Big Star - 3rd
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Tim Buckley - Goodbye And Hello
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Otis Redding - Otis Blue / Otis Redding Sings Soul
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Booker T. & The M.G.'s* - Melting Pot
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The Miles Davis Quintet - Relaxin' With The Miles Davis Quintet
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The Miles Davis Quintet - Relaxin' With The Miles Davis Quintet
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The Libertines - Up The Bracket
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Erykah Badu - Baduizm
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The Monkees - Headquarters
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Boogie Down Productions - By All Means Necessary
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Ornette Coleman - Something Else!!!!
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Love - Da Capo
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Miles Davis - Ascenseur Pour L'échafaud (Lift To The Scaffold)
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Brian Eno + David Byrne - My Life In The Bush Of Ghosts
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Isaac Hayes - Hot Buttered Soul
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Elton John - Goodbye Yellow Brick Road
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Steely Dan - Aja
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Moby Grape - Moby Grape
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The Allman Brothers Band - The Allman Brothers Band Live At Fillmore East
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Sonny Rollins - Freedom Suite
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Eric Dolphy - Out To Lunch!
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U2 - War
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Ahmad Jamal Trio - At The Pershing / But Not For Me
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The Jam - All Mod Cons
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Frank Sinatra, Billy May And His Orchestra - Come Fly With Me
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Bach* - Arthur Grumiaux - Complete Sonatas And Partitas For Solo Violin
added Bach* - Arthur Grumiaux - Complete Sonatas And Partitas For Solo Violin to their collection. 29 days ago
Hector Berlioz - Susan Graham (2), Anna Caterina Antonacci, Gregory Kunde, Ludovic Tézier, Laurent Naouri, Chœur Du Théâtre Du Châtelet, Monteverdi Choir*, Orchestre Révolutionnaire Et Romantique, Sir John Eliot Gardiner* - Les Troyens
added Hector Berlioz - Susan Graham (2), Anna Caterina Antonacci, Gregory Kunde, Ludovic Tézier, Laurent Naouri, Chœur Du Théâtre Du Châtelet, Monteverdi Choir*, Orchestre Révolutionnaire Et Romantique, Sir John Eliot Gardiner* - Les Troyens to their collection. about 1 month ago
Eagles - Hotel California
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Fiona Apple - When The Pawn
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Bonnie 'Prince' Billy* - I See A Darkness
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Dock Boggs - His Folkways Years 1963-1968
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Lana Del Rey - NFR!
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The Smiths - The Queen Is Dead
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Led Zeppelin - Led Zeppelin II
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Queens Of The Stone Age - Songs For The Deaf
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The Chemical Brothers - Dig Your Own Hole
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Nine Inch Nails - The Downward Spiral
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Portishead - Third
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Daft Punk - Homework
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Moby - Play
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Original Broadway Cast*, Jerry Bock - Zero Mostel In Fiddler On The Roof (The Original Broadway Cast Recording)
added Original Broadway Cast*, Jerry Bock - Zero Mostel In Fiddler On The Roof (The Original Broadway Cast Recording) to their collection. about 1 month ago
Fiona Apple - The Idler Wheel Is Wiser Than The Driver Of The Screw And Whipping Cords Will Serve You More Than Ropes Will Ever Do
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