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Thirty Albums You Don’t Love (But Really Ought To)

1PM ON 15/12/2009
BY Matthew Lawrence

Now that the 00’s are wrapping up, people are writing Best Albums Of The Decade lists like crazy, and I almost added my top albums list to that lengthy pile.  But then I thought there was no point explaining the greatness of MIA or Radiohead or Antony and the Johnsons or The Knife, when anyone who might evern remotely care probably either loves or hates them all already.

I decided instead to base my list around a bunch of albums that probably very few of you love.  You may have never heard of them, you may have heard terrible things about them, or maybe they were just overshadowed by other things that the artists did either before or after.  The list is a top 30, because I listed all the albums I thought would qualify and came up with 31.  I rounded down.  (Sorry, Handsome Furs!)

I’ll be presenting this list in three installments, because it’s kind of long. As always, I’d like to make my disclaimer that this list reflects what I myself listen to; I’m sure that someone else could–and should–make lists of neglected metal, gospel, or country records.  But this list is pretty pop-oriented.  That’s just how it is.

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