40 Albums Baby Boomers Loved That Millennials Don’t Know


These our 40 albums that made monumental impressions on us baby boomers, yet, have perhaps been overlooked by more recent generations. Some albums can stand the test of time; whether because of their placement on a new hit movie, or because the sound itself is unique enough to be rediscovered. However, some fantastic albums seem to fall out of popularity.

Of course this statement isn’t guaranteed, but generally these albums are not widely known to a ‘millennial’. Which album on each page would you suggest to a new listener.


1. Bonnie Raitt, ‘Nick of Time’ (1989)

Courtesy of Capitol Records

Bonnie Raitt – “Nick Of Time”

2. Tracy Chapman, ‘Tracy Chapman’ (1988)

Courtesy of Elektra Records

Tracy Chapman, ‘Tracy Chapman’ (1988)


3. John Hiatt, ‘Bring the Family’ (1987)

Courtesy of A&M Records

John Hiatt, ‘Bring the Family’ (1987)

4. Dire Straits, ‘Brothers in Arms’ (1986)

Courtesy of Vertigo Records

Dire Straits, ‘Brothers in Arms’ (1986)

5. Robert Cray, ‘Strong Persuader’ (1986)

Courtesy of Mercury Records

Robert Cray, ‘Strong Persuader’ (1986)

6. Phil Collins, ‘No Jacket Required’ (1985)

Courtesy of Atlantic Records

Phil Collins, ‘No Jacket Required’ (1985)

7. Tina Turner, ‘Private Dancer’ (1984)

Courtesy of Capitol Records

Tina Turner, ‘Private Dancer’ (1984)

8. Richard and Linda Thompson, ‘Shoot Out the Lights’ (1982)

Courtesy of Hannibal Records

Richard and Linda Thompson, ‘Shoot Out the Lights’ (1982)


Continue on this journey of 40 albums that we surely remember, starting with some ZZ Top!

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