Favourite non hip hop albums?


#1

Hey friends,

I’m trying to expand my horizons a bit, and am looking for some of your favourite non hip hop albums. I checked out Mac Demarco’s latest project and I really liked it. Open to any suggestions!


#2

I could add more but I’ll leave it at this for now.


#3

Radiohead - In Rainbows
Radiohead - Amnesiac
Marvin Gaye - What’s Going On
LCD Soundsystem - This Is Happening
Daft Punk - Random Access Memories
Radiohead - A Moon Shaped Pool
Bon Iver - 22, A Million
NxWorries - Yes Lawd!
David Bowie - Blackstar
Wiley - Godfather


#4

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#5
  • The Smiths - Meat is Murder
  • Sufjan Stevens - Illinois
  • Elliott Smith - Elliott Smith
  • Beirut - The Flying Cup Club
  • Arctic Monkeys - Favourite Worst Nightmare
  • The Microphones - Glow pt.2
  • The Strokes - Is This It
  • Neutral Milk Hotel - In The Aeroplane Over
  • New Order - Power, Corruption & Lies
  • Mac Demarco - Salad Days
  • Leonard Cohen - Love And Hate
  • King Krule - 6 Feet Beneath The Moon

#6

I’ll divide my answer into different sections so its easier to follow.

Rock

  • Interpol - Turn on the Bright Lights (Indie Rock, Post-Punk/Garage Rock Revival)

  • Radiohead - In Rainbows (Alt-Rock/Art-Rock); A Moon Shaped Pool (Art Rock/Chamber Pop)

  • David Bowie - Blackstar (Art-Rock); Heroes (Art-Rock)

  • Joy Division - Unknown Pleasures (Post-Punk)

  • This Heat - Deceit (Post-Punk/Experimental Rock)

  • Bauhaus - In the Flat Field (Post-Punk/Gothic Rock)

  • Bad Brains - s/t (Hardcore Punk/Reggae)

  • Husker Du - Zen Arcade (Hardcore Punk)

  • Arcade Fire - The Suburbs (Indie Rock)

  • Godspeed You! Black Emperor - Lift Your Skinny Fists To The Sky Like Antennas; F#A#Infinity (Post-Rock)

  • Talk Talk - Laughing Stock (Post-Rock)

  • Slint - Spiderland (Post-Rock/Post-Hardcore/Math Rock)

  • Lightning Bolt - Wonderful Rainbow (Math Rock)

  • King Crimson - In the Court of King - Crimson (Progressive Rock)

  • Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds - Skeleton Tree (Singer/Songwriter, Art Rock)

  • Wilco - Yankee Hotel Foxtrot (Indie Rock)

  • Weezer - Pinkerton (Emo/Power Pop/Alt-rock)

Pop

  • Slowdive - Souvlaki (Shoegaze/Dream pop); Pygmalion (Ambient pop, dream pop)

  • My Bloody Valentine - Loveless (Shoegaze/Noise pop/Dream pop)

  • Cocteau Twins - Heaven or Las Vegas (Dream Pop)

  • Asobi Seksu - Citrus (Shoegaze)

  • Candy Claws - Ceres & Calypso Into Deep Time Forever (Shoegaze, Dream pop)

  • Bjork - Post (Art-Pop)

  • The XX - XX (Indie Pop/Ambient Pop)

  • Fishmans - Long Season (Dub/Neo-Psychedelia/Dream Pop)

  • Carly Rae Jepsen - E.MO.TION. (Synthpop/Dancepop)

  • Kero Kero Bonito - Bonito Generation (J-Pop/Electropop)

  • Madonna - s/t (Synthpop/Dancepop); Ray of Light (Synthpop/Downtempo)

Metal

  • Deafheaven - Sunbather (Blackgaze/Black Metal/Shoegaze)

  • Jesu - s/t (Drone Metal/Sludge Metal/Shoegaze/Post-Rock)

  • Earth - Earth 2 (Drone Metal)

  • Tool - 10,000 Days (Progressive Metal)

  • Mr. Bungle - California (Funk Metal, Surf Rock)

  • Black Sabbath - Paranoid (Proto-Metal, Hard Rock)

Folk

  • Animal Collective - Merriweather Post Pavilion (Freak-folk/Neo-psychedelia)

  • Andrew Jackson Jihad - People Who Can Eat People Are The Luckiest People In The World (Folk-Punk)

  • Elliot Smith - Either/Or (Indie Folk, Singer/Songwriter)

  • Sufjan Stevens - Carrie & Lowell (Indie Folk)

  • Exuma - Exuma (Carribean Folk)

  • Fleet Foxes - s/t; Crack Up (Chamber Folk; Progressive Folk)

Jazz

  • John Coltrane - A Love Supreme (Avant Garde/Spiritual Jazz)

  • Pharaoh Sanders - Karma (Avant Garde/Spiritual Jazz)

  • Stan Getz and Charlie Byrd - Jazz Samba (Latin Jazz)

  • Freddie Hubbard - Red Clay (Post-Bop)

  • Miles Davis - In A Silent Way (Jazz Fusion)

Electronic

  • Jon Hopkins - Immunity (Microhouse/IDM)

  • Boards of Canada - Music has the Right to Children (IDM)

  • Jamie XX - In Colour (UK Bass/Future Garage)

  • Burial - Untrue (Future Garage/Ambient House)

  • Massive Attack - Mezzanine (Trip Hop)

  • Portishead - Dummy (Trip Hop)

Soul/Funk/R&B

  • Marvin Gaye - What’s Going On (Smooth Soul)

  • Sade - Love Deluxe (Smooth Soul)

  • Gil Scott Heron - Pieces of a Man (Soul/Spoken Word)

  • D’Angelo and the Vanguard - Black Messiah (Neo-Soul)

  • Frank Ocean - Channel Orange (Neo-Soul/R&B)


#7

illinois/age of adz/seven swans by sufjan stevens
fleet foxes self titled


#8

marvin gaye - I want you
Ashanti - Ashanti
Sade - Love Deluxe


#9

Thanks for all the suggestions, everyone.

Gonna try and listen to some of these asap!