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A Listmania! list by R.P. Tristram Coffin IV "Handle Your Business." (RVA)
The list author says: "If you were to do a young person, who is blissfully unaware there is anything more profound than the Jonus Brothers, the great favor of giving them 40 albums to illustrate there was and you happened to talk with me, for one, you'd be very lucky. Ha! For two, this is the list I would present.

Anyone familiar with my other lists might notice that only two from the current decade are included here. This does not mean that the 00s are 1/20th as relevant as rest of pop music history. I do acknowledge time hasn't had a chance to bear out those albums as standards. This list is 60s and 70s dominated. I haven't fallen lockstep & opinionless behind the David Frickes, Anthony DeCurtises or Lester Bangs of the world. I just acknowledge this time as when the 'album' was established as the medium rock music was to be presented until very recently. Today, digital music returned the single(or more specifially) song file to prominance. You will notice the 50s is as sparsely represented as the 00s as this is an albums list.

I seek to show the benefits of the album as a program of music now lost with the emergence of our iPod Shuffles and give a clue to the clueless, but curious, as to how we got where we are. In selecting these albums I have prioritized what I call 'universals'. Many times these are albums that are appreciated by a wide cross-section of people. However, more specifically, I define them as albums displaying universal quality & relatablity. Most of these titles are familiar, while at the same time I have also included less familiar music that articulates universal sentiment effectively but aren't yet universals in and of themselves, at least with the respect of something you might expect to be in a rock-era albums list merely 40 titles long. In other words, while Pink Floyd or Black Sabbath don't appear here Pulp and Steve Reich do. I recognize decisions like these may furrow a brow or two. I assure you they were not included thoughtlessly. Thanks for reading."
London Calling
1.  London Calling by The Clash
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Pet Sounds
2.  Pet Sounds by The Beach Boys
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Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
3.  Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band by The Beatles
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Highway 61 Revisited
4.  Highway 61 Revisited by Bob Dylan
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Revolver
5.  Revolver by The Beatles
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OK Computer
6.  OK Computer by Radiohead
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The Velvet Underground & Nico
7.  The Velvet Underground & Nico by Velvet Underground
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Exile on Main Street
8.  Exile on Main Street by The Rolling Stones
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The Joshua Tree [Remastered]
9.  The Joshua Tree [Remastered] by U2
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Ziggy Stardust
10.  Ziggy Stardust by David Bowie
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Ramones
11.  Ramones by Ramones
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Are You Experienced
12.  Are You Experienced by Jimi Hendrix
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What's Going On
13.  What's Going On by Marvin Gaye
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Rubber Soul (1990)
14.  Rubber Soul (1990) by The Beatles
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The Great Twenty-Eight
15.  The Great Twenty-Eight by Chuck Berry
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Nevermind
16.  Nevermind by Nirvana
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Closer
17.  Closer by Joy Division
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Led Zeppelin IV (aka ZOSO)
18.  Led Zeppelin IV (aka ZOSO) by Led Zeppelin
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Born to Run
19.  Born to Run by Bruce Springsteen
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Thriller
20.  Thriller by Michael Jackson
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Elvis Presley
21.  Elvis Presley by Elvis Presley
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A Love Supreme
22.  A Love Supreme by John Coltrane
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4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (375 customer reviews) | 2 customer discussions

Blonde on Blonde
23.  Blonde on Blonde by Bob Dylan
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4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (393 customer reviews) | 4 customer discussions

A Hard Day's Night
24.  A Hard Day's Night by The Beatles
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4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (428 customer reviews) | 7 customer discussions

Rumours
25.  Rumours by Fleetwood Mac
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It Takes A Nation
26.  It Takes A Nation by Public Enemy
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The Beatles (The White Album)
27.  The Beatles (The White Album) by The Beatles
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The Marshall Mathers LP
28.  The Marshall Mathers LP by Eminem
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Abbey Road
29.  Abbey Road by The Beatles
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4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1,681 customer reviews) | 24 customer discussions

Bookends
30.  Bookends by Simon & Garfunkel
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Loveless
31.  Loveless by My Bloody Valentine
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Stooges
32.  Stooges by Iggy & The Stooges
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4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (137 customer reviews)

Plastic Ono Band
33.  Plastic Ono Band by John Lennon
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Different Class
34.  Different Class by Pulp
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4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (104 customer reviews)

Music For 18 Musicians
35.  Music For 18 Musicians by Steve Reich
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4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (76 customer reviews)

Dusty in Memphis
36.  Dusty in Memphis by Dusty Springfield
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Appetite For Destruction [Edited]
37.  Appetite For Destruction [Edited] by Guns N' Roses
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Never Mind the Bollocks, Here's the Sex Pistols (UK Version)
38.  Never Mind the Bollocks, Here's the Sex Pistols (UK Version) by Sex Pistols
$8.70   Used & New from: $0.32
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Yankee Hotel Foxtrot
39.  Yankee Hotel Foxtrot by Wilco
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Beach Boys Today
40.  Beach Boys Today by The Beach Boys
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