25 Albums You Need To Hear Before You Go To College

Here are the absolute basics for future college students. Music 101. This is not a necessarily “cool” list. Making a “cool” music list is impossible as this list would have to be updated and changed everyday. This is simply a list of some of the most noteworthy albums of the last decade that many modern college kids are into nowadays. Use this as a jumping off point and eventually find your own tastes.

1. Sound Of Silver - LCD Soundsystem

ID: 1529

Song To Know: “All My Friends”

ID: 1589

2. Crystal Castles - Crystal Castles

Song To Know: “Untrust Us”

ID: 1530

3. In The Aeroplane Over The Sea - Neutral Milk Hotel

Song To Know: “Holland, 1945”

ID: 1531

4. Bitte Orca - Dirty Projectors

Song To Know: “Stillness Is The Move”

ID: 1533

5. Flight Of The Conchords - Flight Of The Conchords

Song To Know: “Business Time”

ID: 1534

6. The Singles Collection - No Doubt

Throw a No Doubt Party your Freshman year if you have the resources and everybody will love you.

ID: 1535

Song To Know: “Hella Good”

ID: 1592

7. Kid A - Radiohead

Song To Know: “Everything In Its Right Place”

ID: 1536

8. Merriweather Post Pavilion - Animal Collective

Song To Know: “In The Flowers”

ID: 1537

9. My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy - Kanye West

Song To Know: “Monster”

Learn to rap the entirety of Nicki Minaj’s verse in “Monster” and you will find much success in life.

ID: 1540

10. Teen Dream - Beach House

Song To Know: “Zebra”

ID: 1541

11. Greatest Hits - Blink 182

Song To Know: “All The Small Things”

Super nostalgia.

ID: 1543

12. Veckatimest - Grizzly Bear

ID: 1548

Song To Know: “Two Weeks”

ID: 1588

13. High Violet - The National

Song To Know: “Bloodbuzz Ohio”

ID: 1551

14. iSouljaBoyTellem - Soulja Boy

Song To Know: “Turn My Swag On”

If you’re feeling down just blast a few of his hits and you’ll feel better in no time. Super-simplistic lyrics with ridiculously catchy beats goes a long way toward a great night.

ID: 1552

15. Microcastle - Deerhunter

Song To Know: “Cover Me Slowly”

ID: 1557

16. Vampire Weekend - Vampire Weekend

ID: 1558

Song To Know: “Oxford Comma”

ID: 1586

17. The Fame Monster - Lady GaGa

Song To Know: “Bad Romance”

ID: 1559

18. Neon Bible - Arcade Fire

Song To Know: “My Body Is A Cage”

ID: 1561

19. Ágætis byrjun - Sigur Rós

ID: 1563

Song To Know: “Staralfur”

ID: 1615

20. Is This It - The Strokes

Song To Know: “Last Nite”

ID: 1572

21. Speakerboxxx/The Love Below - Outkast

Song To Know: “Hey Ya!”

Outkast had extreme over-exposure a few years ago and smartly took some time off but in the last year Big Boi realeased an amazing album and people are ready to start dancing to this extremely talented band once again.

ID: 1581

22. Come On Feel The Illinoise! - Sufjan Stevens

Song To Know: “Chicago”

ID: 1577

23. Enter The Wu-Tang (36 Chambers) - Wu-Tang Clan

Song To Know: “C.R.E.A.M.”

ID: 1584

24. Person Pitch - Panda Bear

Song To Know: “Comfy In Nautica”

ID: 1582

25. I Get Wet - Andrew W.K.


ID: 1585

Song To Know: “Party Hard”

ID: 1596

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