2013 Will Usher In Important Anniversaries For 20 Great Albums

01.08.13 5 years ago 10 Comments

Last week, we gave 15 albums set to be released in 2013 that we’re most looking forward to (so much for Daft Punk…), but today, in lieu of a 5 Albums That Don’t Suck post (it’s the new Dropkick Murphys…and little else), we’re looking to the past, to highlight certain important musical milestones throughout the year. For instance, Nirvana’s In Utero, the popular — and accurate — pick for their best album, came out 20 years ago this September, and a giant secret reissue is already being put together.

Here are 19 other great albums that will commemorate their 50th, 40th, 30th, or 20th anniversary in 2013.

Please Please Me by the Beatles (March 22, 1963)

Greetings from Asbury Park, N.J./The Wild, the Innocent & the E Street Shuffle by Bruce Springsteen (January 5, 1973/September 11, 1973)

Raw Power by the Stooges (February 7, 1973)

The Dark Side of the Moon by Pink Floyd (March 1, 1973)

Houses of the Holy by Led Zeppelin (March 28, 1973)

Aladdin Sane by David Bowie (April 13, 1973)

New York Dolls by the New York Dolls (July 27, 1973)

Quadrophenia by the Who (October 19, 1973)

Murmur by R.E.M. (April 13, 1983)

Out of Step by Minor Threat (April 1983)

Violent Femmes by Violent Femmes (April 1983)

Suicidal Tendencies by Suicidal Tendencies (July 5, 1983)

Kill ‘Em All by Metallica (July 25, 1983)

Exile in Guyville by Liz Phair (June 22, 1993)

In on the Kill Taker by Fugazi (June 30, 1993)

Siamese Dream by the Smashing Pumpkins (July 27, 1993)

In Utero by Nirvana (September 13, 1993)

Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers) by Wu-Tang Clan (November 9, 1993)

Midnight Marauders by A Tribe Called Quest (November 9, 1993)

Doggystyle by Snoop Dogg (November 23, 1993)

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