100 albums to love… according to The Times

From The Times

Kendrick Lamar, Dusty Springfield, Nick Cave, Blondie: they’re all here, in Culture’s hot list of rock and pop classics…

DARK SIDE

Blood on the Tracks
Bob Dylan (1975)
Dylan’s lyrical sophistication and music came together in his best album, a complex account of a relationship going wrong, filled with the pain of regret and nostalgia.

Steve McQueen
Prefab Sprout
(1985)
Exquisite art-pop, heart-tugging melodies and stop-you-in-your-tracks lyrics about love, loss, denial and death from Paddy McAloon, one of British pop’s unsung geniuses.

13
Blur
(1999)
Damon Albarn’s break-up with Justine Frischmann inspires a masterpiece, sonically and lyrically fascinating throughout. The big hit was Tender; the big talking point, heroin.

Back to Black
Amy Winehouse
(2006)
It made her a superstar, but propelled Winehouse even further down a dark road she had already been travelling for years. Our best tribute? To remember her for this album.

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