May 4th, 2020, Atlanta, GA / Giselle Ave. Media. — Dear fellow music lovers, let’s have a talk. As we continue to stay safe and stay inside; despite our Governor’s recent decision to reopen Georgia, we’re finding creative ways to stay connected with the people and things we love. Speaking of love, this quarantine life has reminded me of my everlasting love for music. I’m a dancer and I have considered jumping in on some of these viral dance challenges. I mean, they are pretty awesome! But once I start hearing one song over and over and over again, I’m suddenly over it. I do love a good song, but frankly– I’m more of an album type of woman.
Even though I like making my own playlists, I like to hear an artist’s body of work, at once, without skipping any songs. I’ve been binging so many shows lately #QuarantineLife that sometimes, I just want to turn the TV off, and get back to my true love– listening to music.
I’ve been growing fond of the times when artists dedicated their entire life’s work to creating timeless music. Music wasn’t about going viral, trendy Tik Tok dances, social media challenges, or releasing one hit wonders. Music was about creating something that never existed before, from the depths of your soul.
Currently, I’m in albums only mode. I’m only listening to albums. I want to explore the different decades of music. The different genres. The classics. The greatest of all-time.
That’s what got me thinking. What are the greatest albums of all-time?
50 Greatest Albums of All-Time
This list is in no particular order and reflects the responses across my social media platforms when asked, what are your favorite albums of all-time:
Beyonce – B’Day
Erykah Badu – Mama’s Gun
Faith – Faith Evans
Solange – A Seat at the Table
Michael Jackson – Thriller
Dixie Chicks – Fly
Anthony Hamilton – Where I’m Coming From
Frank Ocean – Nostalgia Ultra
Prince – 1999
Amy Winehouse – Frank
India Arie –Acoustic Soul
Radiohead – In Rainbows
Mariah Carey – Emancipation of MiMi
India Arie – Voyage to India
Janet Jackson – Control
Marvin Gaye – What’s Going On
Destiny’s Child – The Writing’s On The Wall
Michael Jackson – Off The Wall
Monica – Miss Thang
112 – Room 112
Outkast – Southernplayalisticadillacmuzik
Lauryn Hill – The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill
Jay-Z and Kanye West – Watch the Throne
Whitney Houston – Whitney Houston
Anita Baker – Rapture
Jay-Z – Reasonable Doubt
Dr. Dre – The Chronic
Stevie Wonder – Songs in the Key of Life
Kanye West – Graduation
Tupac – Me Against The World
Mary J. Blidge – My Life
Kanye West – Late Registration
Musiq Soulchild – Aijuswanaseing
Sade – Love Deluxe
Beyonce – Dangerously in Love
Nas – God’s Son
Outkast – Speakerboxx/The Love Below
Jay-Z – American Gangster
New Edition – Heartbreak
Frank Ocean – Blonde
Lupe Fiascao – The Cool
Kanye West – College Dropout
J. Cole – Born Sinner
Jay- Z – 4:44
Nas – Illmatic
Eminem – Slim Shady LP
Snoop Dogg – Doggystyle
Pharrell – In My Mind
Kid Cudi – Man on the Moon
David Bowie – The Rise And Fall of Ziggy Stardust and The Spiders From Mars
Did your favorite album make this list?!
What’s missing, what would you add?!
Let me know in the comments section, and take a moment to enjoy these albums — from beginning to end with NO skipping.
After all, listening to music is therapy.