Flavorwire’s 50 Records You Need to Own, 1963-2013: A Spotify Playlist


Earlier this week Flavorwire nominated one album a year for the last five decades, compiling an epic list of 50 records that might constitute the ultimate record collection if you really only did buy one album a year. The post stirred some healthy (and, for the large part, pleasingly good-natured) discussion from readers, and also a couple of requests to put the whole thing together as a Spotify playlist. We’re only too happy to oblige, so after the jump you’ll find a track from every one of the records we chose (except, annoyingly, Kate Bush’s Hounds of Love — we subbed in a different Kate Bush track — and Joanna Newsom, who’s not on Spotify at all).