May 13, 2016
The Current realized a dream this year, a dream to compile a definitive list of the 893 most essential albums of all time (according to nearly 8,000 listeners, readers and members of The Current). We couldn't have done this without you, seriously.
Because we're a radio station that likes to have fun with programming, we're broadcasting the full countdown of The Current's 893 Essential Albums during Minnesota Public Radio's spring member drive this May 5 to 12 from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. CT with each album's defining track, adding up to more than 82 hours of music.
There will be upsets and there will be surprises, so as you follow along on-air and online, be sure to share your thoughts with the hashtag #893albums and tag @TheCurrent so we can find you on social media. Reaction GIFs are encouraged.
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The Current's 893 Essential Albums: 1-100
Hosts' and Staffers' Essential Albums
Mary Lucia • Bill DeVille • Mark Wheat • Jill Riley • Brian Oake • Mac Wilson • Jade • Andrea Swensson • Sean McPherson • Lindsay Kimball • Jake Rudh • Leah Garaas • Mike DeMark • Brett Baldwin • Kelsey • Nate Ryan • Anna Reed • Jay Gabler • Luke Taylor • John Moe • Dan Nass • Cecilia Johnson