8 April

The key albums for artists listed in the 27 February post: that is, those either in our critics' lists at nos. 20-50 or artists I've added because one would expect them to be on such lists; or perhaps we wouldn't expect them to be but they absolutely should be. For now, A through E (Note that the first half, roughly, of Duke Ellington's career is not represented because this list is only of studio and live albums of previously-unreleased material--or at least almost entirely previously-unreleased material because in many instances the first single of an album is released before the album itself; similarly, Louis Armstrong is not on this list--and again, we've only included Jazz artists because of unfortunate tendency of album listmakers to include a few token Jazz albums and in rarer cases a few token Classical and avant-garde albums):

The Allman Brothers Band - The Allman Brothers Band; Idlewild South; Live at Fillmore East; Eat a Peach
Joan Baez - Joan Baez; Vol. 2; In Concert; In Concert Part 2; Diamonds and Rust
Harry Belafonte - Calypso; At Carnegie Hall
Tony Bennett - I Left My Heart in San Francisco; I Wanna Be Around...; [Tony Bennett/ Count Basie and His Orchestra] In Person!; Bennett and Basie Strike Up the Band
Big Star - Radio City; Third
Booker T and the M G's - Green Onions; Melting Pot
Kate Bush - Hounds of Love
The Byrds - Turn! Turn! Turn!; The Notorious Byrd Brothers
Captain Beefheart - [Captain Beefheart and His Magic Band] Trout Mask Replica; [Beefheart] Bat Chain Puller
The Cars - The Cars
Chic - C'Est Chic; Risqué
Leonard Cohen - Songs of Leonard Cohen; Songs From a Room; Songs of Love and Hate
Shirley Collins - [Shirley Collins and the Albion Country Band] No Roses
Alice Cooper - Billion Dollar Babies; Welcome to My Nightmare
Cream - Disraeli Gears
The Cure - Pornography; The Head on the Door
Deep Purple - Deep Purple in Rock; Fireball; Machine Head
Depeche Mode - Violator
Derek and the Dominoes - Layla and Other Assorted Love Songs
Dexys Midnight Runners - Too-Rae-Ay
Bo Diddley - Bo Diddley; Go Bo Diddley; Have Guitar Will Travel
Fats Domino - Carry On Rockin'; This Is Fats
The Doors - The Doors; L A Women
Lee Dorsey - Yes We Can
Youssou N'Dour - Immigrés; Set
Duran Duran - Duran Duran; Rio
Ian Dury - New Boots and Panties!!
Echo and the Bunnymen - Heaven Up Here
Duke Ellington - Ellington Uptown; Ellington at Newport; The Far East Suite
Brian Eno - [Eno] Here Comes the Warm Jets; [Eno] Taking Tiger Mountain (By Strategy); [Eno] Another Green World; Discreet Music