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Within “the arts”, music may be classified as a performing art, a fine art, and an auditory art.

Music is a unique art form. It is a lyrical and auditory representation of a story. Through patterned constructions of words, rhythm, and instrumental collaboration, music provides listeners with insight into personal experiences and even in-depth interpretations of the world around us.

Following are artists and their albums that have influenced others and have contributed to the inspiration of our musical world.

1940 Woody Guthrie ~ Dust Bowl Ballads
1955 Frank Sinatra ~ In The Wee Small Hours
1958 Ornette Coleman ~ Something Else!!!!
1959 The Dave Brubeck Quartet ~ Time Out
1960 Babatunde Olatunji ~ Drums Of Passion
1962 Ray Charles ~ Modern Sounds In Country And Western Music
1963 James Brown And The Famous Flames ~ Live At The Apollo
1965 Bob Dylan ~ Bringing It All Back Home
1965 The Paul Butterfield Blues Band ~ The Paul Butterfield Blues Band
1965 The Beatles ~ Rubber Soul
1966 The Beach Boys ~ Pet Sounds
1966 The Mothers Of Invention ~ Freak Out!
1966 Perrey And Kingsley ~ The In Sound From Way Out!
1967 The Velvet Underground & Nico ~ The Velvet Underground & Nico
1967 The Beatles ~ Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band
1967 Loretta Lynn ~ Don’t Come Home A Drinkin’ (With Lovin’ On Your Mind)
1968 The Byrds ~ Sweetheart Of The Rodeo
1969 Isaac Hayes ~ Hot Buttered Soul
1969 King Crimson ~ In The Court Of The Crimson King
1969 The Watts Prophets ~ Black Voices: On The Street In Watts
1969 Grateful Dead ~ Live/Dead
1970 Black Sabbath ~ Black Sabbath
1970 Miles Davis ~ Bitches Brew
1970 The Allman Brothers Band ~ Idlewild South
1971 Carole King ~ Tapestry
1971 Marvin Gaye ~ What’s Going On
1974 Kraftwerk ~ Autobahn
1976 The Ramones ~ The Ramones
1977 Throbbing Gristle ~ The Second Annual Report
1982 Michael Jackson ~ Thriller
1983 Run-D.M.C. ~ Run-D.M.C
1988 Public Enemy ~ It Takes A Nation Of Millions To Hold Us Back
1991 Nirvana ~ Nevermind
1992 Dr. Dre ~ The Chronic
1992 Mary J. Blige ~ What’s The 411?
2000 Kid A ~ Radiohead
2001 The Blueprint ~ Jay-Z
2001 White Blood Cells ~ The White Stripes
2001 Is This It ~ The Strokes
2002 Up The Bracket ~ The Libertines
2002 Original Pirate Material ~ The Streets
2003 Youth & Young Manhood ~ Kings Of Leon
2003 Boy In Da Corner ~ Dizzee Rascal
2004 Funeral ~ Arcade Fire
2005 Whatever People Say I Am That’s What I’m Not ~ Arctic Monkeys
2006 Back To Black ~ Amy Winehouse
2007 Radiohead ~ In Rainbows
2007 Boxer ~ The National
2008 Kanye West ~ 808S & Heartbreak
2009 Xx ~ The Xx
2009 For Emma, Forever Ago ~ Bon Iver
2010 My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy ~ Kanye West
2011 Let England Shake ~ Pj Harvey
2011 The English Riviera ~ Metronomy
2015 Currents ~ Tame Impala
2016 Blackstar ~ David Bowie
2018 Joy As An Act Of Resistance ~ Idles
2019 Ghosteen ~ Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds

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