“Thirty Six Albums That Matter”: (With Several Video Links at the End of Manuscript) You could argue what are the BEST 36 albums of all time until the cows come home. That is NOT what this book is about. This is about the culture of popular albums. Each one of these albums (or CDs) contributed something significant to past generation’s listening habits or had a big impact on culture because of that record in some way.
To say something matters doesn’t mean it will matter to everyone.
These are recordings I feel matter in the context of popular music since the year 1956. These are recordings that go from Elvis Presley’s debut until Nirvana’s 1991 ‘Nevermind.’
These are not necessarily my own favorite recordings of particular artists. For instance, my favorite Beatles album is ‘The White Album.’ The general consensus among critics and fans is that ‘Sgt.Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band’ was the most important record, so that’s the one I chose. You get the idea. You will gain a lot of knowledge with this very easy read for young and older fans alike.