I embarked on this project during the year 2014. I used Rolling Stone's Top 500 Albums list as a guide (below; as updated in 2012). Not long into the project, I learned of another list (see Acclaimed Music) that is perhaps more revered than this list. Too stubborn to turn back, I decided to finish the RS list, and to double-back in 2015 filling in the albums I hadn't already covered. You can continue to follow the project by using the 2015 list (here).