Musicheads® Essentials is a web feature that gives the Current staff a chance to share some of our favorite albums of all time with our listeners. Join us each week as a different Current host or staff member picks an essential album from their collection and tells you why they love it.

893 Essential Songs Since the Year 2000

We hope you had as much fun listening as we did putting the countdown together. View the final tally and nerd-out with playlists, spreadsheets and more.

893 Essential Songs

A musicheads guide to the listener-generated list of 893 essential songs.

Musicheads Essential Album: Bob Dylan, 'Blonde on Blonde'

Artists aren't typically their own best critics, but Bob Dylan offered the definitive description of his 1966 classic 'Blonde on Blonde' when he said it was 'the closest I ever got to the sound I hear in my mind...that thin, that wild mercury sound.'