1. My nephew is turning 16. He is just now getting into music and I want to introduce him to all my favorites from when I was in high school and college. I'm going to make him a playlist and I'd love your suggestions.
  2. He plays drums in a band. He already loves Jimi Hendrix, Queen, The Ramones, The Cure, Pink Floyd and Led Zeppelin.
  3. Here's what I have so far... Add on!
  4. Beastie Boys: Paul's Boutique and Check Your Head
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  5. Beck: Mellow Gold
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  6. The Beta Band: The Three EP's
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  7. Digable Planets: Blowout Comb
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  8. Jane's Addiction: Ritual De Lo Habitual
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  9. Parliament
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  10. The Pixies: Trompe Le Monde
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  11. Radiohead: Pablo Honey
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  12. The Sex Pistols
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  13. Smashing Pumpkins: Gish; Siamese Dream
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  14. Tribe Called Quest: Midnight Marauders (and then work backwards)
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  15. Weezer: the blue album and Pinkerton
    Suggested by @Egghead
  16. Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers
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    Anything from before 1966. Young drummers need to hear Art Blakey.
    Suggested by @andersun
  17. The Roots, Tool (heavy drum sound), Joplin- since he likes Hendrix??
    Suggested by @shanaz
  18. All the grunge stuff: Nirvana, Pearl Jam, Soundgarden..
    Suggested by @shanaz
  19. As I teen I freakin loved the craziness and creativity that was The Wu Tang Clan...
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    Ok that's my last suggestion
    Suggested by @shanaz
  20. Jurassic 5 - Quality Control
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    This album hit me like a ton of bricks when I first heard it.
    Suggested by @ameliaville
  21. Blood, Sugar, Sex, Magik by RHCP, Led Zep 1 has some excellent blues, The Chronic is a classic and maybe some Widespread Panic or Phish for some good jam sessions. Your list is already awesome btw.
    Suggested by @nikkilounoel
  22. Operation Ivy, "Energy"
    then Rancid "...and out come the wolves"
    Suggested by @lucas
  23. Girl Talk: Feed the Animals
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    A masterful, contemporary remix of 30 years of music.
    Suggested by @PeteOnEarth
  24. Joy Division - Unknown Pleasures
    Suggested by @MatthewAlmont