Illinois Entertainer

50 GREAT ALBUMS - A ROCK TIME CAPSULE

The idea was to come up with 50 albums to put in a time capsule that'll be blasted off into space for future generations - or the first bunch of aliens that happen upon the thing - to hear what rock 'n' roll meant in the 20th century. Compiled by a dozen-plus IE writers.

In alphabetic order:

AC/DC
The Beach Boys
Beastie Boys
The Beatles
The Beatles
Beck
Bee Gees
Chuck Berry
Boston
David Bowie
James Brown
Eric Clapton
The Clash
Elvis Costello
Creedence Clearwater Revival
The Cure
The Doors
Bob Dylan
Fleetwood Mac
Marvin Gaye
Genesis
Grateful Dead
Jimi Hendrix
Carole King
Led Zeppelin
Bob Marley
Metallica
Van Morrison
Nirvana
N.W.A.
Pink Floyd
The Police
Elvis Presley
Prince
Public Enemy
R.E.M.
The Rolling Stones
Sex Pistols
Smashing Pumpkins
Patti Smith
The Specials
Bruce Springsteen
Talking Heads
U2
Van Halen
The Velvet Underground
The Who
Stevie Wonder
Neil Young
Frank Zappa
Back in black
Pet Sounds
Paul's Boutique
Revolver
The Beatles
Odelay
Saturday night fever
The great 28
Boston
Ziggy Stardust
Live at the Apollo
461 Ocean Boulevard
London calling
This year's model
Chronicle
The head on the door
The Doors
Blonde on blonde
Rumours
What's going on
The lamb lies down on Broadway
American beauty
Are you experienced
Tapestry
IV
Legend
Kill 'em all
Astral weeks
Nevermind
Straight Outta Compton
The dark side of the moon
Synchronicity
Elvis golden records volume 1
Purple rain
It takes a nation of millions to hold us back
Murmur
Exile on Main St
Never mind the bollocks
Siamese dream
Horses
The Specials
Born to run
Stop making sence
The unforgettable fire
Van Halen
The Velvet Underground And Nico
Who's next
Innervisions
Harvest
Apostrophe