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FUV Essential Albums

We asked our listeners for their essential albums, from the beginning of time through the fall of 2006.

Our DJs have listed their Essentials, and yours are below.

Thanks for your thoughtful answers, and congratulations to our Essential Albums drawing Grand Prize winner Brian Martin of Westchester, who gets all the CDs you see listed here. Among his essentials: Albums from the Shins, Talking Heads and Beck.

  1. Bob Dylan, Blood on the Tracks
  2. Bruce Springsteen, Born to Run
  3. The Beatles, Abbey Road
  4. The Beatles, Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
  5. The Beatles, Rubber Soul
  6. Joni Mitchell, Blue
  7. The Beatles, "The White Album"
  8. The Beatles, Revolver
  9. Van Morrison, Moondance
  10. The Clash, London Calling
  11. Bob Dylan, Blonde on Blonde
  12. Beach Boys, Pet Sounds
  13. Paul Simon, Graceland
  14. Carole King, Tapestry
  15. Neil Young, After the Gold Rush
  16. Lucinda Williams, Car Wheels on a Gravel Road
  17. The Rolling Stones, Exile on Main Street
  18. Miles Davis, Kind of Blue
  19. Grateful Dead, American Beauty
  20. Bob Dylan, Highway 61 Revisited
  21. Derek and the Dominoes, Layla and Other Assorted Love Songs
  22. Pink Floyd, The Dark Side of the Moon
  23. The Allman Brothers Band, At Fillmore East
  24. Van Morrison, Astral Weeks
  25. Joni Mitchell, Court and Spark
  26. Simon & Garfunkel, Bookends
  27. Crosby, Stills & Nash, Crosby, Stills & Nash
  28. The Band, The Last Waltz
  29. The Who, Who's Next
  30. U2, The Joshua Tree
  31. Steely Dan, Aja
  32. The Band, The Band
  33. The Who, Tommy
  34. Crosby Stills Nash and Young, Déjá vu
  35. Bruce Springsteen, Greetings from Asbury Park, N.J.
  36. Jackson Browne, Late for the Sky
  37. Radiohead, OK Computer
  38. The Band, Music from Big Pink
  39. The Beatles, Meet the Beatles
  40. The Rolling Stones, Sticky Fingers
  41. The Grateful Dead, Workingman's Dead
  42. Allman Brothers, Eat a Peach
  43. Bob Marley, Legend
  44. The Grateful Dead, Europe '72
  45. Bob Dylan, Bringing It All Back Home
  46. Elvis Costello, My Aim Is True
  47. Emmylou Harris, Wrecking Ball
  48. John Coltrane, A Love Supreme
  49. George Harrison, All Things Must Pass
  50. James Taylor, Sweet Baby James
  51. Stevie Wonder, Songs in the Key of Life
  52. The Who, Quadrophenia
  53. Bob Dylan, Desire
  54. David Bowie, The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars
  55. Bruce Springsteen, Nebraska
  56. Crosby Stills Nash and Young, 4 Way Street
  57. The Rolling Stones, Beggars Banquet
  58. Blood, Sweat & Tears, Child is Father to the Man
  59. Counting Crows, August and Everything After
  60. Bruce Springsteen, The Rising
  61. The Rolling Stones, Let It Bleed
  62. Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong, Ella and Louis
  63. Neil Young, Harvest
  64. The Dave Brubeck Quartet, Time Out
  65. Elton John, Goodbye Yellow Brick Road
  66. Meatloaf, Bat Out of Hell
  67. Neil Young, Harvest Moon
  68. Nick Drake, Pink Moon
  69. Tom Waits, Closing Time
  70. Radiohead, The Bends
  71. Pink Floyd, The Wall
  72. Tori Amos, Little Earthquakes
  73. Van Morrison, Tupelo Honey
  74. Talking Heads, Stop Making Sense
  75. David Gray, White Ladder
  76. Elvis Costello, Imperial Bedroom
  77. Cat Stevens, Tea for the Tillerman
  78. Eric Clapton, Clapton Unplugged
  79. Frank Sinatra, Songs For Swingin' Lovers
  80. Johnny Cash, At Folsom Prison
  81. Jefferson Airplane, Surrealistic Pillow
  82. Joe Jackson, Look Sharp!
  83. Joni Mitchell, Hejira
  84. Fleetwood Mac, Rumours
  85. Stevie Wonder, Innervisions
  86. Wilco, Yankee Hotel Foxtrot
  87. Laura Nyro, Eli and the 13th Confession
  88. Little Feat, Waiting for Columbus
  89. R.E.M., Automatic for the People
  90. Ryan Adams, Gold