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10 Perfect concepts of sound and vision which provide ground-breaking impressions and exceed the bounds of time and theory.

Strawberry JamAnimal Collective
OK ComputerRadiohead
FuneralArcade Fire
Hissing Fauna, Are You The Destroyer?Of Montreal
Histoire De Melody NelsonSerge Gainsbourg
Two DancersWild Beasts
Hail to the ThiefRadiohead
Thunder, Lightning, StrikeThe Go! Team
Isn't AnythingMy Bloody Valentine
Songs for the DeafQueens Of The Stone Age
My Beautiful Dark Twisted FantasyKanye West
Pet SoundsThe Beach Boys
DiscoveryDaft Punk
Axis: Bold As LoveJimi Hendrix
Sticky FingersThe Rolling Stones
YsJoanna Newsom
What's Going OnMarvin Gaye
Bitte OrcaDirty Projectors
Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club BandThe Beatles
Unknown PleasuresJoy Division
The Velvet Underground & NicoThe Velvet Underground
Crystal CastlesCrystal Castles
The WallPink Floyd

9 Brilliant and intense productions that challenge the state of the industry and mirror the voice of a generation.

VeckatimestGrizzly Bear
Drums And WiresXTC
Era ExtranaNeon Indian
Atom Heart MotherPink Floyd
Kid ARadiohead
LowDavid Bowie
HospiceThe Antlers
Smiley SmileBeach Boys
Exile on Main St.The Rolling Stones
Sound of SilverLCD Soundsystem
TreatsSleigh Bells
Fleet FoxesFleet Foxes
The BeatlesThe Beatles
Trans-Europe ExpressKraftwerk
EchoesThe Rapture
GossamerPassion Pit
The BlueprintJay-Z
Magical Mystery TourThe Beatles
Electric LadylandJimi Hendrix
CloserJoy Division
ForgetTwin Shadow
This Is HappeningLCD Soundsystem
The Village Green Preservation SocietyThe Kinks
Dark Side of the MoonPink Floyd
Winter Hymn Country HymnDo Make Say Think
Silent AlarmBloc Party
Sung TongsAnimal Collective
Crystal Castles 2Crystal Castles
Kill For LoveChromatics
Down ThereAvey Tare
London CallingThe Clash
Return To Cookie MountainTV On The Radio
ContraVampire Weekend
The Velvet UndergroundThe Velvet Underground
Led Zeppelin IVLed Zeppelin
Remain In LightTalking Heads
Rock Around The BunkerSerge Gainsbourg
Vantage PointDeus
In UteroNirvana
LovelessMy Bloody Valentine
RevolverThe Beatles
Merriweather Post PavilionAnimal Collective
The BendsRadiohead
Wolfgang Amadeux PhoenixPhoenix
IllinoiseSufjan Stevens
Are You ExperiencedJimi Hendrix
Late RegistrationKanye West

8 Highly enjoyable pieces of music that have proved their worth through critical and public acclaim.

Psychic ChasmsNeon Indian
Myths of the Near FutureKlaxons
Louden Up Now!!!
Surf's UpBeach Boys
Armchair ApocryphaAndrew Bird
Led Zeppelin IIILed Zeppelin
ChallengersThe New Pornographers
BelongThe Pains Of Being Pure At Heart
RumoursFleetwood Mac
My Life in the Bush of GhostsBrian Eno & David Byrne
Bonnie and ClydeSerge Gainsbourg
TransformerLou Reed
Think TankBlur
Vampire WeekendVampire Weekend
The WarningHot Chip
The Age Of The UnderstatementThe Last Shadow Puppets
Some Loud ThunderClap Your Hands Say Yeah
Franz FerdinandFranz Ferdinand
Let It BeThe Beatles
Person PitchPanda Bear
The Pains Of Being Pure At HeartThe Pains Of Being Pure At Heart
Roots and EchoesThe Coral
Trash YéyéBenjamin Biolay
Night Falls Over KortedalaJens Lekman
Before and after ScienceBrian Eno
Computer WorldKraftwerk
AftermathThe Rolling Stones
Rubber SoulThe Beatles
Oracular SpectacularMGMT
Teen DreamBeach House
Is This It?The Strokes
Seek MagicMemory Tapes
Crystal Castles 3Crystal Castles
Highway 61 RevisitedBob Dylan
Meat Is MurderThe Smiths
LoadedThe Velvet Underground
It's Never Been Like ThatPhoenix
My Maudlin CareerCamera Obscura
MannersPassion Pit
HeroesDavid Bowie
Dark Night Of The SoulSparklehorse
Odessey and OracleThe Zombies
The Odd CoupleGnarls Barkley
Sir Lucious Left FootBig Boi
Proof of YouthThe Go! Team
Gorilla ManorLocal Natives
Led ZeppelinLed Zeppelin
Speakerboxxx/The Love BelowOutkast
GraduationKanye West
Night DriveChromatics
In Ghost ColoursCut Copy
Neon BibleArcade Fire
For Emma, Forever AgoBon Iver
The SuburbsArcade Fire
HumbugArctic Monkeys
The Stone RosesThe Stone Roses
Volume 2She & Him
Halcyon DigestDeerhunter
Desperate Youth Bloodthirsty BabesTV On The Radio
Fear Of MusicTalking Heads
Return to the SeaIslands
Off The WallMichael Jackson
Eye ContactGang Gang Dance
In RainbowsRadiohead
HomeworkDaft Punk
Blue LinesMassive Attack
EmbryonicThe Flaming Lips
LCD SoundsystemLCD Soundsystem
Total Life ForeverFoals
A Hard Day's NightThe Beatles
The Black AlbumJay-Z
Myth Takes!!!
There's A Riot Goin' OnSly & The Family Stone
The Money StoreDeath Grips
Fever RayFever Ray
LogosAtlas Sound
Fur and GoldBat For Lashes
Ambivalence AvenueBibio
Hercules And Love AffairHercules And Love Affair
Top 20 Tracks of All Time by jgthms on Grooveshark

* A Day in the Life by The Beatles is #2 but is not available on Grooveshark.

10 Works of art that embrace the craft of filmmaking to reach beyond the scope of cinematography by delivering a unique and insightful experience to reveal the truth within ourselves.

Touch of EvilOrson Welles1958
Mulholland DriveDavid Lynch2001
Lost In TranslationSofia Coppola2003
Dr. StrangeloveStanley Kubrick1964
No Country for Old MenJoel and Ethan Coen2007
Bunny Lake Is MissingOtto Preminger1965
PsychoAlfred Hitchcock1960
Apocalypse NowFrancis Ford Coppola1979
Witness For The ProsecutionBilly Wilder1957

9 Eternal and flawless masterpieces which carry the industry through progress and innovation and have become ultimate references to look upon.

Dial M for MurderAlfred Hitchcock1954
East of EdenElia Kazan1955
Nausicaä of the Valley of the WindHayao Miyazaki1984
12 Angry MenSidney Lumet1957
The TrialOrson Welles1962
2001: A Space Odyssey Stanley Kubrick1968
Rear WindowAlfred Hitchcock1954
The Deer HunterMichael Cimino1978
Ascenseur pour l'échafaud Louis Malle1958
Blow UpMichelangelo Antonioni1966
Two LoversJames Gray2008
VertigoAlfred Hitchcock1958
CharadeStanley Donen1963
Fantastic Mr. FoxWes Anderson2009
Rebel without a causeNicholas Ray1955
A Clockwork OrangeStanley Kubrick1971
RopeAlfred Hitchcock1948
The Fountainhead King Vidor1949
Le MéprisJean-Luc Godard1963
The BirdsAlfred Hitchcock1963
MementoChristopher Nolan2000
Paths Of GloryStanley Kubrick1957
RebeccaAlfred Hitchcock1940
The Fortune CookieBilly Wilder1966
SleuthJoseph Mankiewicz1972
Wallace & Gromit in The Wrong Trousers Nick Park1993
The Conversation Francis Ford Coppola1974
Paris, TexasWim Wenders1984
Full Metal JacketStanley Kubrick1987
Les demoiselles de RochefortJacques Demy1967
SpartacusStanley Kubrick1960

8 Great films with interesting imagery, stunning acting performances and/or solid storylines.

I ConfessAlfred Hitchcock1953
The ApartmentBilly Wilder1960
AlphavilleJean-Luc Godard1965
Moonrise KingdomWes Anderson2012
Barry LyndonStanley Kubrick1975
Panic in the streetsElia Kazan1950
The ShiningStanley Kubrick1980
Le corbeauHenri-Georges Clouzot1943
Pierrot le FouJean-Luc Godard1965
ControlAnton Corbijn2007
Death On The NileJohn Guillermin1978
ElectromaDaft Punk2006
The Darjeeling LimitedWes Anderson2007
Strangers on a trainAlfred Hitchcock1951
The Good, The Bad, The UglySergio Leone1966
Escape from Alcatraz Don Siegel1979
On The WaterfrontElia Kazan1954
The Lady from ShanghaiOrson Welles1947
SomewhereSofia Coppola2010
FargoJoel and Ethan Coen1996
500 days of SummerMarc Webb2009
Klute Alan Pakula1971
Breakfast at Tiffany's Blake Edwards1961
Le mouton enragéMichel Deville1974
Sunset BoulevardBilly Wilder1950
Une femme est une femmeJean-Luc Godard1961
The Thin Red LineTerrence Malick1998
LolitaStanley Kubrick1962
When Eagles DareBrian Hutton1968
The GodfatherFrancis Ford Coppola1972
The Godfather: Part IIFrancis Ford Coppola1974
A bout de souffleJean-Luc Godard1960
Two for the Road Stanley Donen1967
BreezyClint Eastwood1973
All The President's MenAlan Pakula1976
KeaneLodge Kerrigan2004
PassionJean-Luc Godard1982
The AviatorMartin Scorsese2004
8 femmesFrançois Ozon2002
SabrinaBilly Wilder1954
The Big LebowskiJoel and Ethan Coen1998
Big FishTim Burton2003
DuelSteven Spielberg1971
The KillingStanley Kubrick1956
ElephantGus Van Sant2003
Chicken RunPeter Lord and Nick Park2000
There Will Be BloodPaul Thomas Anderson2007
LifeboatAlfred Hitchcock1944