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Monday, November 24, 2008

Die-hard music fans can appreciate everything from Beethoven to the Beach Boys. But they shouldn’t be caught be caught dead – without first hearing Bright Eyes. Music journalist Tom Moon spent more than three years compiling his 900-page tome 1000 Recordings To Hear Before You Die: A Listener's Life List." He joins us to share a handful of his picks.

Tell us: What recording should all music fans hear before they die?

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Comments [6]

Dw Dunphy from Red Bank, NJ

Pfeh! did it in only 100, and no suspiciously screwy entries like that ridiculous Usher song either!

Nov. 24 2008 02:38 PM
dan from bed-stuy

What? No Weezer? They define a whole syntesis of rock music of the 90's.

Nov. 24 2008 02:29 PM

I can't find the 1938 Benny Goodman Carnegie Hall Concert in the list. How could it be left out? Sure it must be a mistake!! Every human being should be aware of what musical heights were achieved that night!

Nov. 24 2008 02:28 PM
Gary from Manhattan

Toxic by Britney Spears? Now not only can I now die, I want to die! Or barring that sticking a fork in both my ears!!!

Nov. 24 2008 02:27 PM
sean from bklyn

very thoughtful list. much appreciated and more useful than the pitchfork list. nice job!

Nov. 24 2008 02:25 PM
JML from Brooklyn

Only ONE Joni Mitchell record -- AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!!!!!!!!!!!

Nov. 24 2008 02:19 PM

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