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the index

the annex

the Annex: noteworthy Hip Hop, Electronica, and "World" (sans Afro Beat, Reggae, and Tropicália—included in the regular lists):

Hip Hop

Various artists

_ 1997 The Sugar Hill Records Story

Die Antwoord

_ 2009 'Enter the Ninja', $ O $

Arrested Development

_ 1992 'Tennessee', 3 Years, 5 Months, and 2 Days in the Life of...

Afrika Bambaataa and Soulsonic Force

_ 1981 [Afrika Bambaataa and the Jazzy 5] 'Jazzy Sensation'

_ 1986 Planet Rock - The Album

The Beastie Boys

1 1986 License to Ill

2 1989 Paul's Boutique

3 1992 Check Your Head

Big Daddy Kane

1 1988 Long Live the Kane

Black Star – Mos Def

1 1998 Mos Def and Talib Kweli Are Black Star

2 1999 [Mos Def] Black on Both Sides

Kurtis Blow

1 1980 Kurtis Blow

Boogie Down Productions

1 1987 Criminal Minded

2 1988 By All Means Necessary

Danny Brown

1 2011 X X X

Clipse

1 2002 Lord Willin'

Common

1 2000 Like Water for Chocolate

Company Flow

1 1997 Funcrusher Plus

Cypress Hill

1 1991 Cypress Hill

Das EFX

1 1992 Dead Serious

Death Grips

1 2012 The Money Store

Del tha Funkee Homosapien – Deltron 3030

1 1991 I Wish My Brother George Was Here

2 2000 [Deltron 3030] Deltron 3030

De la Soul

1 1989 3 Feet High and Rising

The Digital Underground

_ 1990 'Humpty Dance', Sex Packets

J Dilla

1 2006 Donuts

Dr. Dre

1 1992 The Chronic

Drake

1 2011 Take Care

Egyptian Lover

_ 1984 Egypt, Egypt [E P]

Missy Elliott

1 1997 Supa Dupa Fly

2 1999 Da Real World

3 2001 Miss E... So Addictive

El-P

1 2002 Fantastic Damage

Eminem

1 1999 The Slim Shady L P

2 2000 The Marshall Mathers L P

3 2002 The Eminem Show

E P M D

1 1988 Strictly Business

Eric B and Rakim

1 1987 Paid in Full

2 1988 Follow the Leader

The Fat Boys

1 1984 The Fat Boys

2 1987 Crushin'

Doug E Fresh and the Get Fresh Crew

_ 1985 'The Show'

_ 1985 [Doug E Fresh and M C Ricky D] 'La Di Da Di'

The Fugees

1 1996 The Score

Gang Starr

1 1990 Step in the Arena

Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five

1 1982 The Message

Ice Cube [see also: N W A]

1 1990 AmeriKKKa's Most Wanted

Ice-T

1 1991 O G Original Gangster

Jay-Z

1 1996 Reasonable Doubt

2 2001 The Blueprint

3 2003 The Black Album

4 2009 The Blueprint 3

D J Jazzy Jeff and the Fresh Prince

_ 1988 'Parents Just Don't Understand', He's the D J, I'm the Rapper

The Jungle Brothers

1 1988 Straight Out the Jungle

2 1989 Done by the Forces of Nature

Juvenile Featuring Mannie Fresh and Lil Wayne

_ 1999 'Back That Azz Up', [Juvenile] 400 Degreez

Kid Koala

1 2000 Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Kool Keith

1 1996 [Dr. Octagon] Dr. Octagonecologyst

Kool Moe Dee

1 1987 How Ya Like Me Now

Mike Ladd

1 2000 [The Infesticons] Gun Hill Road

Kendrick Lamar

1 2012 Good Kidd, M.A.D.D City

2 2015 To Pimp a Butterfly

3 2017 Damn.

Little Brother

1 2003 The Listening

L L Cool J

1 1985 Radio

2 1990 Mama Said Knock You Out

_ 1988 'Going Back to Cali', Walking With the Panther

Main Source

1 1992 Breaking Atoms

Mantronix

1 1985 Mantronix: The Album

2 1986 Music Madness

Biz Markie

_ 1989 'Just a Friend', The Biz Never Sleeps

M F Doom

1 1999 Operation: Doomsday

1 2003 [Madvillain] Madvillainy

Nas

1 1994 Illmatic

Newcleus

1 1984 Jam on Revenge

The Notorious B I G

1 1994 Ready to Die

N W A [see also: Ice Cube]

1 1988 Straight Outta Compton

Outkast

1 1998 Aquemini

2 2000 Stankonia

3 2003 Speakerboxxx/ The Love Below

Man Parrish

1 1982 Man Parrish

The Pharcyde

1 1992 Bizarre Ride II the Pharcyde

Public Enemy

1 1987 Yo! Bum Rush the Show

2 1988 It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back

3 1990 Fear of a Black Planet

4 1991 Apocalypse 91... The Enemy Strikes Back

Pete Rock and C L Smooth

1 1992 Meeca and the Soul Brother

Rammellzee/ K-Rob

_ 1983 'Beat Bop'

Dizzee Rascal

1 2003 Boy in da Corner

The Roots

1 1999 Things Fall Apart

Run-D M C

1 1984 Run-D M C

2 1986 Raising Hell

Run the Jewels

1 2014 Run the Jewels 2

2 2017 Run the Jewels 3

Salt-n-Pepa

_ 1987 'Push It'

Schoolly D

1 1986 Schoolly D

D J Shadow

1 1996 Endtroducing...

Roxanne Shanté

_ 1984 'Roxanne's Revenge'

Slick Rick

1 1988 The Great Adventures of Slick Rick

Snoop Doggy Dogg

1 1993 Doggystyle

The Sugarhill Gang

_ 1979 'Rapper's Delight', The Sugarhill Gang [1980]

A Tribe Called Quest

1 1990 People's Instinctive Travels and the Paths of Rhythms

2 1991 The Low End Theory

The Ultramagnetic M C's

1 1988 Critical Beatdown

U T F O

_ 1984 'Roxanne, Roxanne'

Warp 9

1 1983 It's a Beat Wave

Lil Wayne

1 2008 Tha Carter III

Kanye West

1 2004 The College Dropout

2 2005 Late Registration

3 2007 Graduation

4 2010 My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy

5 2013 Yeezus

The West Street Mob

_ 1983 'Break Dance-Electric Boogie', Break Dance (Electric Boogie)

Whodini

1 1983 Whodini

2 1984 Escape

The Wu-Tang Clan

1 1993 Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers)

2 1994 [Method Man] Tical

3 1995 [Ol' Dirty Bastard] Return to the 36 Chambers: The Dirty Version

4 1995 [The Genius/ GZA] Liquid Swords

5 1999 [Method Man/ Redman] Blackout!

6 2000 [Ghostface Killah] Supreme Clientele

7 2006 [Ghostface Killah] Fishscale

Young M C

_ 1989 'Bust a Move', Stone Cold Rhymin'


Electronica

Various artists

_ 1988 Techno! The New Dance Sound of Detroit

Aphex Twin

1 1992 Selected Ambient Works 85-92

2 1994 Selected Ambient Works Vol II

3 1996 The Richard D James Album

Model 500

1 1995 Deep Space

_ 1995 Classics

Autechre

1 1995 Tri Repetae

2 1998 Autechre

The Avalanches

1 2000 Since I Left You

Basic Channel

_ 2008 B C D-2

The Black Dog

1 1995 Spanners

B 12

1 1993 Electro-Soma

Carl Craig

1 1995 Landcruising

Daft Punk

1 1997 Homework

Drexciya

1 1999 Neptune's Lair

808 State

1 1989 808: 90

A Guy Called Gerald

1 1995 Black Secret Technology

_ 1988 'Voodoo Ray'

Richie Hawtin

1 1998 [Plastikman] Consumed

_ 1998 Concept 1 96: C D

The K L F

1 1987 [The Justified Ancients of Mu Mu] 1987 (What the Fuck Is Going On?)

2 1991 The White Room

L F O

1 1991 Frequencies

Macintosh Plus

_ 2011 'Lisa Frank 420/ Modern Computing', Floral Shoppe

The Bug

1 2008 London Zoo

Derrick May

_ 1997 Innovator

Jeff Mills [see also: Underground Resistance]

1 1994 Waveform Transmission Vol. 3

_ 1998 Purposemaker Compilation

Mouse on Mars

1 1997 Autoditacker

The Orb

1 1991 Adventures Beyond the Ultraworld

Orbital

1 1993 Orbital[ 2]

Oval

1 1995 94 Diskont

Pole

1 1998 1

E-Dancer

1 1998 Heavenly

Skrillex

_ 2011 Scary Monsters and Nice Sprites [E P]

Squarepusher

1 1998 Music Is Rotted One Note

Amon Tobin

1 2000 Supermodified

Underground Resistance [see also: Jeff Mills]

1 1992 [X-102] Explores the Rings of Saturn

2 1993 [X-103] Atlantis

Underworld

1 1994 Dubnobasswithmyheadman

2 1996 Second Toughest in the Infants

_ 1996 'Born Slippy.NUXX'

Ricardo Villalobos

1 2007 Fabric 36

Vladislav Delay

1 2000 Mutila

2 2000 [Luomo] Vocalcity


Jùjú, Mbalax, Merengue, Calypso, Tango, Choro and Samba and Bossa Nova... and—

Various artists

_ 1985 The Indestructible Beat of Soweto

_ 1988 Marcel Cellier Présente Le Mystère des Voix Bulgares Volume 2

King Sunny Adé and His African Beats

1 1982 Juju Music

Mahmoud Ahmed

1 1986 Erè Mèla Mèla

Harry Belafonte

Asha Bhosle

_ 2003 The Rough Guide to Bollywood Legends: Asha Bhosle

Boukman Eksperyans

1 1991 Vodou Adjae

The Bulgarian State Radio and Television Female Vocal Choir

1 1975 Marcel Cellier PrĂ©sente Les Mystère des Voix Bulgares Volume 1

The Bulgarian Voices-Angelite/ Huun-Hurr-Tu

1 1996 Fly, Fly My Sadness

Cartola

1 1976 Cartola

Celia Cruz

_ 1997 100% Azucar! The Best of Celia Cruz con la Sonora Matancera

I K Dairo and His Blue Spots

_ 1993 The Glory Years

Youssou N'Dour

1 1988 Immigés

2 1990 Set

_ 2001 Birth of a Star: 11 Giant Dakar Hits

Estrellas de Areito

_ 1999 Los Heroes

João Gilberto

1 1959 Chega de Saudade

2 1960 O Amor, o Sorriso e a Flor

3 1961 João Gilberto

4 1964 [João Gilberto/ Antonio Carlos Jobim] Gilberto and Jobim

5 1964 [João Gilberto/ Stan Getz] Getz/ Gilberto

6 1973 João Gilberto

Juan Luis Guerra y 400

_ 1989 'Ojalá que Llueva Café', Ojalá que Llueva Café

Ofra Haza

1 1984 Shirei Teyman [Yemenite Songs] [Fifty Gates of Wisdom]

Richard Horowitz

1 1997 [Richard Horowitz/ Sussan Deyhim] Majoun

Huun-Huur-Tu [see also: The Bulgarian Voices-Angelite]

1 1994 The Orphan's Lament

Camarón de la Isla

1 1979 La Leyenda del Tiempo

Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan

_ 2004 The Ultimate Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan: The Songs From the Peak of His Career: Vol. 1 1978-1982

Ladysmith Black Mambazo

1 1973 Amabutho

Sérgio Mendes

1 1966 Herb Alpert Presents Sérgio Mendes and Brasil '66

Baaba Maal

1 1989 [Baaba Maal/ Mansour Seck] Djam Leelii

Mano Negra

1 1994 Casa Babylon

Thomas Mapfumo

1 1980 [Thomas Mapfumo and the Blacks Unlimited] Gwindingwi Rine Schumba

_ 1984 The Chimurenga Singles 1976-1980

The Mighty Sparrow

_ 2005 First Flight: Early Calypsos From the Emory Cook Collection

Carmen Miranda

_ 1998 Brazilian Bombshell: 25 Hits 1939-1947

Muzsikás

1 1988 The Prisoner's Song

Naĉão Zumbi

1 1994 [Chico Science/ Naĉão Zumbi] De Lama ao Caos

2 2002 Naĉão Zumbi

Orchestra Baobab

_ 1994 Bamba

Astor Piazzolla and the New Tango Quintet

1 1986 Nueva Tango: Hora Zero

The Rail Band

_ 2007 Belle Epoque Volume 1: Soundiata

_ 2008 Belle Epoque Volume 2: Mansa

_ 2009 Belle Epoque Volume 3: Dioba

Elis Regina

1 1974 [Elis Regina/ Antonio Carlos Jobim] Elis and Tom

_ 1965 'Arrastão'

Oumou Sangare

1 1989 Moussolou

Omar Souleyman

1 2013 Wenu Wenu

_ 2012 Leh Jani

Tabu Ley Rochereau

_ 2007 The Voice of Lightness: Congo Classics 1961-1977

Taraf de Haïdouks

1 1991 Musiques de Tziganes de Roumanie

Ali Farka Touré

1 1988 Ali Farka Touré

Touré Kunda

1 1983 Amadou-Tilo

1 1984 Casamance au Clair de Lune

Los Van Van

1 1988 Songo


plus an annex to the annex: Experimental cross-over with popular music

[see also (in the regular lists): Laurie Anderson; Art Bears; Boredoms; Charalambides; Coil; Current 93; The Dead C; D N A; Brian Eno; The Ex; Excepter; John Fahey; Fred Frith; Fushitsusha; Diamanda Galás; Gastr del Sol; Henry Cow; The Olivia Tremor Control; Yoko Ono; Suicide; Sun City Girls; Sunn; Throbbing Gristle; To Live and Shave in L A; Frank Zappa]

Various artists

_ 1996 The Los Angeles Free Music Society (L A F M S): The Lowest Form of Music

Caroliner

1 1994 [Caroliner Rainbow Grace Blocks Used in the Placement of the Personality] Rings on the Awkward Shadow

Double Leopards

1 2003 Halve Maen

Fennesz

1 1999 Plus Forty Seven Degrees 56'37" MInus Sixteen Degrees 51'08"

2 2001 Endless Summer

L'Infonie

1 1969 André Perry Presents L'Infonie

Intersystems

_ 2015 Intersystems

The No-Neck Blues Band

1 1996 Letters From the Earth

2 2001 Sticks and Stones May Break My Bones but Names Will Never Hurt Me

3 2003 Intonomancy

4 2005 Qvaris

The Nihilist Spasm Band

1 1968 No Record

2 1979 No. 2

Nurse With Wound

1 1979 Chance Meeting on a Dissecting Table of a Sewing Machine and an Umbrella

2 1980 Merzbild Schwet

3 1982 Homotopy to Marie

4 1988 Soliloquy for Lilith

5 1992 Thunder Perfect Mind

The Shadow Ring

1 1996 Wax-Work Echoes

Thuja

1 2005 Pine Cone Temples

Wolf Eyes

1 2006 Human Animal

2 2009 Always Wrong