The art of creating an album is one of the most understated aspects in music. There's something magical about how music ebbs and flows during a single sitting and takes you on a journey. Each song has a very specific placement within the track listing; there is a natural flow that invites the listener to keep listening from start to finish.
Here at Runaway Music, we have provided you with the "perfect albums" of some of the most influential artists of all time. These songs — comprised of both hits and deep cuts — work together to create a cohesive album that serves as more than just another greatest hits compilation.
Let's get it out of the way: Jimi Hendrix it the greatest guitarist of all time. Guitar music can be put into two terms: B.H. and A.H. — Before Hendrix and After Hendrix. While this is slightly subjective, one thing is certain: Jimi Hendrix is unquestionably the most important guitarist in history. He spoke through his guitar, not through his lyrics. The face of the psychedelic movement, Jimi boasts the most iconic debut album of all time with Are You Experienced? — where he even had a guitar chord nicknamed after him (affectionately called "The Hendrix Chord").
Jimi played with pure emotion and reckless abandon; he was freely able to translate his thoughts and expressions through his guitar. There was nothing holding him back — he was only happy when he was playing music. And in just 3 years of recording music, Jimi Hendrix made more of an impact than nearly any other artist could ever even hope to make in 20 years.
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Perfect Album Series: Jimi Hendrix
01. Purple Haze
03. House Burning Down
05. Little Wing
06. Rainy Day, Dream Away
07. Hey Joe
08. Crosstown Traffic
09. Bold as Love
10. The Wind Cries Mary
11. Have You Ever Been (To Electric Ladyland)
12. Night Bird Flying
13. All Along the Watchtower
14. Foxey Lady
15. Red House
16. Highway Chile
17. Voodoo Child (Slight Return)
18. Star Spangled Banner - Live at Woodstock
Vol. 1, No. 6 | Jimi Hendrix